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Jim etc
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krw
2020-01-07 11:46:09 UTC
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Am I alone in thinking that there is nothing to be gained by telling Jim
about the death of his alleged abuser?

Indeed was there anything to be gained by Carpet telling Jazzer?

If you have a story which is rotten to the core why keep bringing it up
- like Jim's stomach contents.
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Mike
2020-01-07 12:00:11 UTC
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Post by krw
Am I alone in thinking that there is nothing to be gained by telling Jim
about the death of his alleged abuser?
Indeed was there anything to be gained by Carpet telling Jazzer?
If you have a story which is rotten to the core why keep bringing it up
- like Jim's stomach contents.
But of course, the SWs would re-puke that suggestion!
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Serena Blanchflower
2020-01-07 13:12:23 UTC
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Post by krw
Am I alone in thinking that there is nothing to be gained by telling Jim
about the death of his alleged abuser?
Once the mutual neighbour had phoned to let Jim know, saying that she
would phone back, once the funeral details were known, they didn't have
any real choice. There was no guarantee that Jim wouldn't be the one to
answer the phone to the neighbour, when she calls back.
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Mike
2020-01-07 13:20:27 UTC
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Post by Serena Blanchflower
Post by krw
Am I alone in thinking that there is nothing to be gained by telling Jim
about the death of his alleged abuser?
Once the mutual neighbour had phoned to let Jim know, saying that she
would phone back, once the funeral details were known, they didn't have
any real choice. There was no guarantee that Jim wouldn't be the one to
answer the phone to the neighbour, when she calls back.
Ah but, just think of the fun (not) that the SWs could have if they set
this up borrowing plots from Brian Rix farces?!
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krw
2020-01-07 14:55:40 UTC
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Post by Serena Blanchflower
Post by krw
Am I alone in thinking that there is nothing to be gained by telling
Jim about the death of his alleged abuser?
Once the mutual neighbour had phoned to let Jim know, saying that she
would phone back, once the funeral details were known, they didn't have
any real choice.  There was no guarantee that Jim wouldn't be the one to
answer the phone to the neighbour, when she calls back.
I have not heard that yet - I was referring to the Friday cliffhanger.
I had forgotten that someone brought alleged abuser to the party - which
I still don't think would have happened - they would have asked if X
could come before just appearing.
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Kosmo Richard W
www.travelswmw.whitnet.uk
https://tinyurl.com/KRWpics
Jim Easterbrook
2020-01-07 15:01:17 UTC
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I have not heard that yet - I was referring to the Friday cliffhanger. I
had forgotten that someone brought alleged abuser to the party - which I
still don't think would have happened - they would have asked if X could
come before just appearing.
Wasn't it a surprise party? If the someone had contacted Shula or Snappy
and said "shall I bring Jim's old neighbour X?" they'd have probably said
yes.
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SODAM
2020-01-07 16:44:38 UTC
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Post by Jim Easterbrook
Wasn't it a surprise party? If the someone had contacted Shula or Snappy
and said "shall I bring Jim's old neighbour X?" they'd have probably said
yes.
And after Jim had said very firmly to Alistair that he didn’t want a party,
it would have to have been a surprise party.

<swerve> Has anyone else noted that people in Ambridge never take any
notice of what they are told? Jim told Jazzer that he didn’t want to talk
about the abuse, so Jazzer kept persisting that he should. Then, when Jim
refused to report it to the police, Jazzer did. Emma said that, just after
they had broken up, she did not want to see Ed, so Susan booked a table for
them both at Gay Grables without telling either of them. Luckily, they
didn’t turn up so it didn’t matter. Lillian said she didn’t want anything
to do with the£500k fund, so Peggy made her the administrator.

These story lines are beyond intrusive and take nosey parkering to a new
level. A similar theme occurs with Lillian getting the “expert” to advise
on The Bull when Kenton and Jolene were reluctant. She treats the place as
if it were her private plaything, in much the same way as the current
president treats the US.

I blame the script writers.
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Vicky Ayech
2020-01-07 18:39:38 UTC
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Post by Jim Easterbrook
Wasn't it a surprise party? If the someone had contacted Shula or Snappy
and said "shall I bring Jim's old neighbour X?" they'd have probably said
yes.
And after Jim had said very firmly to Alistair that he didn’t want a party,
it would have to have been a surprise party.
<swerve> Has anyone else noted that people in Ambridge never take any
notice of what they are told? Jim told Jazzer that he didn’t want to talk
about the abuse, so Jazzer kept persisting that he should. Then, when Jim
refused to report it to the police, Jazzer did. Emma said that, just after
they had broken up, she did not want to see Ed, so Susan booked a table for
them both at Gay Grables without telling either of them. Luckily, they
didn’t turn up so it didn’t matter. Lillian said she didn’t want anything
to do with the£500k fund, so Peggy made her the administrator.
These story lines are beyond intrusive and take nosey parkering to a new
level. A similar theme occurs with Lillian getting the “expert” to advise
on The Bull when Kenton and Jolene were reluctant. She treats the place as
if it were her private plaything, in much the same way as the current
president treats the US.
I blame the script writers.
Absonuggeringlutely
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-01-09 12:07:49 UTC
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In message <***@4ax.com>, Vicky Ayech
<***@gmail.com> writes:
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Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by SODAM
<swerve> Has anyone else noted that people in Ambridge never take any
notice of what they are told?
Yes, but it's common in many dramas )-:.
Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by SODAM
Jim told Jazzer that he didn’t want to talk
about the abuse, so Jazzer kept persisting that he should. Then, when Jim
refused to report it to the police, Jazzer did. Emma said that, just after
they had broken up, she did not want to see Ed, so Susan booked a table for
them both at Gay Grables without telling either of them. Luckily, they
didn’t turn up so it didn’t matter. Lillian said she didn’t want anything
to do with the£500k fund, so Peggy made her the administrator.
In the case of celebrations, it's not unknown in real life: the surprise
party is, I'm afraid, not at all unknown. (I _hope_ I'll be spared this
coming St. George's day; I think I will, as I can't think who might
inflict it.) It also applies in employment: management often impose
things people have said they don't want, and I _sometimes_ feel they do
so just because of that (or it makes them _more_ likely to impose it
than just they think it would be beneficial). Talk of "outside your
comfort zone" (I really hate that concept, and am glad I've mostly
escaped it).

What I find particularly sad is that those who _do_ hold out are often
considered "not a team player", or otherwise spoilsports of one variety
or another. I was very much with Jim in his adamance (?) that he didn't
want anything; OK, I grant I was pleased when he _did_ seem to be
enjoying seeing his old friends, until of course the storyline was
hijacked.
Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by SODAM
These story lines are beyond intrusive and take nosey parkering to a new
level.
It's pretty common in British society, though (can't speak for rest of
world): I'm currently hearing a lot more about Harry and Meghan than I
want to.
Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by SODAM
A similar theme occurs with Lillian getting the “expert” to advise
on The Bull when Kenton and Jolene were reluctant. She treats the place as
if it were her private plaything, in much the same way as the current
Being brutal: it is, isn't it?
Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by SODAM
president treats the US.
s/US/world/
Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by SODAM
I blame the script writers.
Absonuggeringlutely
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John Ashby
2020-01-09 14:48:31 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Post by SODAM
<swerve> Has anyone else noted that people in Ambridge never take any
notice of what they are told?
Yes, but it's common in many dramas )-:.
Post by SODAM
Jim told Jazzer that he didn’t want to talk
about the abuse, so Jazzer kept persisting that he should. Then, when Jim
refused to report it to the police, Jazzer did. Emma said that, just after
they had broken up, she did not want to see Ed, so Susan booked a table for
them both at Gay Grables without telling either of them. Luckily, they
didn’t turn up so it didn’t matter. Lillian said she didn’t want anything
to do with the£500k fund, so Peggy made her the administrator.
In the case of celebrations, it's not unknown in real life: the surprise
party is, I'm afraid, not at all unknown. (I _hope_ I'll be spared this
coming St. George's day; I think I will, as I can't think who might
inflict it.)
Umrats: to the backchannel!

john

krw
2020-01-07 22:58:33 UTC
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Post by SODAM
in much the same way as the current
president treats the US.
I blame the script writers.
I am not sure POTUS has a scriptwriter.
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www.travelswmw.whitnet.uk
https://tinyurl.com/KRWpics
Mike
2020-01-07 15:01:48 UTC
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Post by krw
Post by Serena Blanchflower
Post by krw
Am I alone in thinking that there is nothing to be gained by telling
Jim about the death of his alleged abuser?
Once the mutual neighbour had phoned to let Jim know, saying that she
would phone back, once the funeral details were known, they didn't have
any real choice.  There was no guarantee that Jim wouldn't be the one to
answer the phone to the neighbour, when she calls back.
I have not heard that yet - I was referring to the Friday cliffhanger.
I had forgotten that someone brought alleged abuser to the party - which
I still don't think would have happened - they would have asked if X
could come before just appearing.
Maybe Jayston gave ‘someone’ a lift in his converted vehicle...
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