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    illegalferret

    [57641]Nov 13, 2012
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    ACDiNosey wrote:
    Wow! It's rare for sparrows to be this trusting... Clearly you are a bit like Merlin with unicorns


    In that case don't let anyone shot it otherwise you may end up in a drought and a famine, then have to go through a maze and drink not poisoned liquid from a nice cup on a beach to save everyone... er maybe not...

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    boom-moo

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    ACDiNosey wrote:
    Lol, no worry... I'm glad I knew which vid you were referring to
    I was about to link you to it so you don't think I've been on the cider

    ACDiNosey wrote:
    Wow! It's rare for sparrows to be this trusting... Clearly you are a bit like Merlin with unicorns
    It is! Many get in but none so far has let me any close... other than to shoo them towards the window flailing my arms like a crazy lady I'll send you a pic in a minute.

    illegalferret wrote:

    In that case don't let anyone shot it otherwise you may end up in a drought and a famine, then have to go through a maze and drink not poisoned liquid from a nice cup on a beach to save everyone... er maybe not...

    Lol Fear no, it was safely sent back out, much to my envy!
    Edited on 11/13/2012 3:27am
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    illegalferret

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    boom-moo wrote:
    Many get in but none so far has let me any close... other than to shoo them towards the window flailing my arms like a crazy lady


    Many? Where do you work in a bird house?! I've never had the experience of a bird inside but a cat did once walk through a classroom i was teaching. When i spotted it i thought the kids would all go mad over it, but they mostly ignored him and told me it happened all the time!

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    ACDiNosey

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    Ugh, a pigeon once came into our house, and it was totally panicked not to be able to find the windows again ( ) and I was very freaked out because it was being really violent and there was nothing we could do to help it back out... Eventually it remembered what a window looks like, but the house was covered in feather and pigeon poo
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    I am sitting at (at most) 10 metres from a river surrounded by trees so birds get in quite often. They are lovely but then the poor things freak out and don't know how to get out.

    It's the same at my place, there's a park just opposite and birds get in here and there. Those get even more scared because Kika chases after them like crazy... not fun.

    illegalferret wrote:

    a cat did once walk through a classroom i was teaching. When i spotted it i thought the kids would all go mad over it, but they mostly ignored him and told me it happened all the time!

    Lol! I would have thought that the kids would make a big fuss about it too.
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    illegalferret

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    Last week a cat was spotted in the distance on a school field whilst i was attemptingteaching hockey, the whole class was distracted by it. My TA jokingly suggested that it was like they'd never seen a cat before!

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    boom-moo

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    ACDiNosey wrote:
    Eventually it remembered what a window looks like, but the house was covered in feather and pigeon poo
    Yup, birds poo a lot when they are scared, I can tell...

    A client just brought me over a basket of fruit to thank me for my nice business, he made my day!
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    illegalferret

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    Oh wow! That's really nice I'm not surprised that made your day! It's lovely to be reward for your good work at work, it happens so rarely because people tend to accept good service as standard and only comment if they're unhappy


    Enjoy the fruit

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    illegalferret wrote:

    it happens so rarely because people tend to accept good service as standard and only comment if they're unhappy

    Indeed, I always approach a desk and make it known when I get good service because as you mention, it's sadly a rare occurrence.

    *places the basket on the bar so everyone gets their pick*
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    ACDiNosey

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    Ohhhh, and now you're all fruit happy, you might even enjoy it!

    Meh, I wish my current job would send me a week in one of their villa as a reward for doing a good job
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    boom-moo

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    I will enjoy it for sure

    ACDiNosey wrote:
    Meh, I wish my current job would send me a week in one of their villa as a reward for doing a good job
    Well, those encouraging you should get the adjacent room
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    illegalferret

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    Teaching is quite a good job for feedback from children and parents. I've had some really lovely comments at a parents evening a couple of years back that took me by surprise but made me feel quite proud of myself. The worse job i had for negative feedback was in tesco when no-one ever positive and customers only ever complained about you, though to be honest i wasn't the best checkout assistant too bored of my job to be that cheerful!

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    Why of course you should be proud! How nice

    And it says a lot that you reckon that you weren't at your best as a checkout assistant although I think that a supermaket is not the best place to get positive feedback since people are always in a rush, etc.
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    illegalferret

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    You're right, you always get people in a rush and i used to work a late shift on a thursday evening so you had people who'd had a long bad day at work looking to take their anger out on someone and you're there as a sitting duck! Having said i used to meet some lovely people (mostly older people) who'd want a chat and pass comment on the things written on my hands (mostly homework reminders!)

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    ACDiNosey

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    Oh, talking about feeling proud, I had a singing lesson on Saturday and had great fun (I've landed a couple of really nice show tunes) and a relative (who is my harshest critic) told me I had greatly improved after they heard me at an event I attended at the week-end (even though it was far from being the best I've sung). I felt quite the accomplished lady (unfortunatley, there was no Mr Darcy to listen to me )
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    Sorry I have to go in a rush. Bye!
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    illegalferret

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    ACDiNosey wrote:
    Oh, talking about feeling proud, I had a singing lesson on Saturday and had great fun (I've landed a couple of really nice show tunes) and a relative (who is my harshest critic) told me I had greatly improved after they heard me at an event I attended at the week-end (even though it was far from being the best I've sung). I felt quite the accomplished lady (unfortunatley, there was no Mr Darcy to listen to me )


    Yay that's great news (the relative praising you not the lack of a Mr Darcy!) You should tell them to come again sometime so they can hear you again.


    Bye Esther!

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    ACDiNosey

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    That's not gonna be possible, unfortunately, as they do not live locally (at all!). Which is a shame... But at the same time I probably prefer it that way to be honest.

    I'm afraid I'm going to have to go too, Sarah. Some people apparently need looking after

    Best of luck for tomorrow. I hope you'll have a good day with the kids
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    illegalferret

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    Cheers my dear


    I hope you manage to have a good afternoon! x

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    boom-moo

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    Sorry guys I had to leave like that but things got hectic on my end.

    Hope that you both have a lovely afternoon *big hugs*
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