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Post: # 159721Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:12 pm

When eating cherries from a tree the other day Someone asked if they were poisionous. I told them that were not and of course if they were I would not be eating them. This seemed to shock them. They started to jeer a little and I said it was a much cheaper resource than T***o - ie free. So then the classic quote that I will be using until the day I die came out.

"You go ahead mate, you eat from trees".

Flabbergasted I asked them where they thought apples came from. I then had to make a bit of a sharp exit as obviously this cased offense and the jibbing got a little personal.

Other daft things I have heard.

"I shop local, I go to the local Asda"

and one of my favorites when discovering that myself and Dave are twins -

"It must be like looking in the mirror...........twice". ?!?
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Post: # 159725Post Russian Doll
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:30 pm

from my neighbours when they found out i grow potatoes


what ya going to do with them then :roll:

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Post: # 159732Post the.fee.fairy
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:40 pm

'Those carrots...they've got mud on them'
'Why don't you just go to t***co's'
'You're like a little old lady, what with you knitting and patchwork'
'Why would you want to make things out of old jeans - most people just throw them away' (said with a snort)
'You're a bit odd you are'

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Post: # 159735Post eccentric_emma
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:10 pm

I get the 'you're a little odd you are' often. OR 'why cant you just be normal?' to which i am always flabbergasted! whats more normal? eating from trees or buying something you can have for free?!!!
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Post: # 159744Post Milims
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:17 pm

I had a classic from my mother the other day having presented her with 1/2 dozen home grown eggs, a jar of my kethcup, a jar of jam from foraged plums, a loaf of home baked bread and a bottle of elderflower cordial - "well I never thought I'd see the day that you would do this - you hated getting your hands dirty when you were a little girl!"
Another of her good ones was "will you ever get a real job?" when I told her I had landed a job as an electrician on a building site!
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Post: # 159793Post Gert
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:37 am

Not a quote as such but made me laugh.

A gentleman phoned me about getting some laying hens, then came to visit with his little son in tow.

After a few minutes in the field the confused looking little boy suddenly pipes up and , pointing at a fine looking Welsummer, says

"that's the sort of chicken I want dad"

The boy has a good eye for a hen , thinks I, until he follows it up with...

"yes it's that sort I want , ones you can cuddle , not that other sort you get in T**co"
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Post: # 159794Post ajs88
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:59 am

that's quite cute, did he get a chicken in the end

i grow stuff on the balcony and the neighbours seem to really like it, the lady at the ends says that it cheers the place up and that she really enjoys it, the guy next has recently put a tomato plant in his empty window sill pot. and the older polish couple just after mine just ignore it, i understand that it does take up a bit of room and there the only neighbours that have to walk past (through) it, they also get barked at by dog as they do so, but there still polite enough not to complain which is very nice. they seem to be more bothered at my and the OH living in sin then were our tomatoes come from :lol:

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Post: # 159795Post Gert
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:05 am

ajs88 wrote:that's quite cute, did he get a chicken in the end
He did indeed :mrgreen:

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Post: # 159797Post invisiblepiper
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:10 am

I'm weird - I must be as I have been told so many a time!
Was very proud of my 17 year old daughter the other day - she picks up gorgeous - often classic clothing from vintage and charity shops (being a size 8 helps). She wore a 1930s evening/night gown to the prom which we'd picked up on a 'Charity shopping' trip to Glasgow. (£30 - compared to her friends £160 + outfits. The guy she liked asked where she got it - so she told him. He turned up his nose in disgust - yeuw -" second hand".
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Post: # 159799Post Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:12 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: good one, can't really imagine finding an oven ready bird very cuddly. :lol: :cheers: :lol:
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Post: # 159816Post oldfella
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:40 pm

"Don't you wash it first" "Why " I ask, biting into a apple i had just picked from the tree, "well what about the chemicals" "what chemicals" "the ones you spray on to make them grow" I don't spray chemicals on them " " Oh they grow on their own do they" :scratch: :scratch:
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Post: # 159821Post boboff
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:38 pm

Daft as in bloody irritating, Dad quotes.


"Oh, you're living the Good Life are you?" " Which one are you then?"

"Lidl had onions for 20p a lb, hardly worth the effort is it"

"Don't you like shop Jam then"

"Those lettuce meant to be there then?"

"suppose the Cat and Chicken shit helps keep the weeds down"
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Post: # 159822Post Annpan
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:43 pm

I know I shouldn't laugh but....

I tell people we have chickens for eggs.... "oh, how many?" they ask
"two" I say
"oh, one of each?" they ask
"one of each what?" I say
"a boy and a girl" :roll:
"no, 2 girls" says I
"And you still get eggs" :banghead:

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Post: # 159823Post Gert
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:54 pm

Annpan wrote:I know I shouldn't laugh but....

I tell people we have chickens for eggs.... "oh, how many?" they ask
"two" I say
"oh, one of each?" they ask
"one of each what?" I say
"a boy and a girl" :roll:
"no, 2 girls" says I
"And you still get eggs" :banghead:

Every time, without fail..... How many people missed day one in biology?
:lol: a classic :lol:

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Post: # 159862Post invisiblepiper
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:52 pm

My Mum -
' those flowers in your window box just look like lettuce.....'
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
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