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It's been a while since we last asked this question and CaptainFellatioNelson's confession that he likes "to fart under the duvet, creep in and see how long I can last only on the fart air contained within" reminded us just how good it was last time.

What are the little things you do for fun when nobody else is around?

(, Thu 13 Mar 2008, 11:48)
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Pint anyone?
I know for a fact that I’m not alone in this…

But there is something supremely satisfying about stopping off for a pint on your way home from work. Especially after a hard and stressful day, much like some of the days I’ve had recently when nobody in my organisation has been willing to take some responsibility to get a business case signed off, the bunch of pissbiscuits.

Case in point:

Me: “This business case just needs to be signed off so it can go to the next panel. I’ve been busting my arse this last fortnight and harassing the company for information so I can get it finished”.

Pissbiscuit colleague: “Oh, so-and-so needs to sign that bit”.

Me: “Yes, but so-and-so is off sick”.

Pissbiscuit colleague: “Well, I don’t know how we are going to get round that then”.

Me: “Surely someone else who is here and has the same level of authority can do it”?

Pissbiscuit colleague “I don’t know, they’d be from a different department”.

Me: “For fuck’s sake…”

And so on… my guv (he won’t mind me calling him that) has been threatening to mete out some Gene Hunt style treatment these last few days – funny thing is I can just see him in a camel coat.

Anyway, pints after work – best thing ever. Just the one mind – an oasis of calm that you can just lose yourself in for half an hour, and talk random bollocks to complete strangers over a pint of foamy goodness.

Cheers all.
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 11:07, 14 replies)
Single pint of ale after work
Amen to that. The only way to come down and talk to some real* people after a days graft

*not voices at the end of a crackly phone line type people.
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 11:51, closed)
Yes, lovely
especially if you have been digging all day on a hot and dusty site. Trouble is, one pint was inevitably followed by another. Then another.

I no longer drink pints as I'm a refined lady. It's glasses of wine, poncy Belgian beers, and shandies and halves nowadays. No manly pint drinking for me! (Any photos suggesting otherwise must have been 'shopped by chickenlady.)
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 12:01, closed)
I must have been really pissed at the B3ta bash then
Cos I swear that wine glass you were grasping with both hands (for the girth, natch) could hold a pint of liquid...
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 12:25, closed)
My shopping skills are minimal.

No, actually I take that back - I'm a highly skilled shopper - providing it's shopping for shoes, handbags, books, climbing gear, general outdoor gear.

As far as pints are concerned - me? No. Never. Ever.
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 12:29, closed)
not my fault
JTW handed it to me. I thought it was lemonade.
What the hell is in this so-called 'Real Ale' anyhow?
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 12:29, closed)
real ale
is God's own nectar, in my humble opinion. And because it isn't pumped full of nasty chemicals, I can drink a hell of a lot of it without getting a nasty hangover.

Right as rain the next morning, I was :o)
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 12:31, closed)
It's true..
My favourite used to be on a friday after work, i'd get the early bus into the town centre, meaning I had 45 minutes before the bus home.

I'd buy a newspaper/magazine, go to the pub and get a pint, just 1.

I'd then spend the next 40 minutes slowly enjoying my Pint and paper. Seriously, try it! It's the best way to wind down after a long week, for young or old. (e.g. I'm only 19)
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 12:38, closed)
Everards Sunchaser
Possibly the best after work beer ever.
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 12:54, closed)
I was never a huge fan of Sunchaser...
...I'm all in favour of lighter ales for the summertime, but I tend to be one of those awkward sods who drinks mild or stout all year round. If I could get Dark Star Espresso Stout on my way home from work each night I'd be a very happy man.
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 13:11, closed)
Most definitely.
Pint of Guinness for me. Or something like Hoegarden if it's warmer.

I do this every day on the way home from work, and sometimes end up drinking 4 or 5 in a night.

It's bad.
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 13:15, closed)
Agnostic Antichrist
I used to do similar on Friday's - I'd pop to the station to get my train, but would always think, 'sod it I'll get the next one', and make my way to the station bar for a pint. Then I'd sit outside with my diskman on, listening to music, supping a pint and watching the commuters go by.

Bliss, I tells ya - sheer bliss.

*Dribbles slightly at the thought of a pint*
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 13:29, closed)
Thanks DG (i see you are the owner of Mildew the spacker dog), i was trying to be the dutiful employer leading by example etc but i now hold you responsible for my impending hangover. *Sacks off work (tells staff i have an important meeting) goes for afternoon session*.
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 13:49, closed)
i anglepoise
you're most welcome! Glad to know that I'm doing my bit to help slow down UK productivity even more...

hope you're keeping well, by the way.
(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 13:51, closed)
for this very reason...
I'm a regular in my local: Happy hour every hour for me and the missus. Sorted.

(, Wed 19 Mar 2008, 13:54, closed)

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