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Sometimes, just sometimes, old people say something worth listening to. Ok, so it's like picking the needle out of a whole haystack of mis-remembered war stories, but those gems should be celebrated.

Tell us something worthwhile an old-type person has told you.

Note, we're leaving the definition of old up to you, you smooth-skinned youngsters.

(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 16:16)
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I suppose that, at 37, I could be considered an 'old type'...
I think I was the oldest person at the bash last week at any rate.

So, my sage advice would be this:

Never pass up an opportunity to engage in conversation with a random stranger in a pub. If there's a table with a spare couple of seats, and the current occupants look friendly, ask if you can sit down. Play your cards right, within 20 minutes you'll have discovered a mutual love of innuendo and sick jokes, and they'll be inviting you and your significant other to dinner the next weekend.

Next thing you know, you'll have a solid mate for life, regardless of whether he's in this country or thousands of miles away.

Morning Legless! How's you and the missus?
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 12:37, 7 replies)
Ning Mike
Me and the Mrs are fine. She's working on a talk she has to give on Friday, I'm drinking wine and watching Animal Planet - courtesy of my new Dreambox and satellite system. I've hacked the pay-tv systems here so I can watch British telly.

Brit telly and Brit pubs are about the only things I miss from back home. (And you and Tourettes and the rest of my mates).

One day, we'll have to tell the story of that Sunday - from our differing perspectives. Will make a good tale...

(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 12:46, closed)
We've already done it...
by the way, you fixed for anything oooh, say, next April...?
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 13:01, closed)
then again...
.. they might turn into some sort of crazed stalker you can't ever quite get rid of, even if you move to the far side of the planet.
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 13:04, closed)
when in April.

Anna has her final exams then. After 14 years of adult studies (including two degrees) she'll finally be qualified. And, in a weird twist you'll only find in the medical world, she'll stop being a doctor and be addressed as Miss. Blokes stop being Dr X and become Mr X.

But if it's what I think you mean, we'll be there if at all possible.

(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 13:09, closed)
^ It is
We're hoping to combine a very quiet do, with a few friends (no family) in a small Scottish village well known for its particular industry, followed by meeting a bunch of b3tans for a bash in Edinburgh... exact date tbc. Let you know.
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 13:12, closed)
How do I get to one of these meetings? I always seem to miss out and I've always wanted to go and meet some lovely people. and maybe some twisted people too ;o)
(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 13:18, closed)
^ simple
go to calendar, and see if there are any upcoming bashes that take your fancy.

There's a nice one that ancrenne is organising in August, in London. www.b3ta.com/calendar/event/14142

(, Wed 25 Jun 2008, 13:34, closed)

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