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24/06/2013 at 13:35

Dear Magaluf Police

thank you for the way you dealt with my son last week. You are quite right, he does not behave like that at home, jumping naked  into the sea is not something anyone does very often in Britain.

i think your tactic of confiscating his clothes and making him walk back to the hotel bollock naked was very effective and an amicable solution all round. He was expecting a good thumping tbh.

thank you.

24/06/2013 at 14:17

Most amusing Mr.P 

24/06/2013 at 16:29

OK boss, I've asked you to do this three times now.

Despite you having done this task several times over the past few weeks you now don't seem to understand what I'm requesting. I'm slightly mystified and really rather annoyed and I would just go and do it myself if I had higher level access.

As it is I shall be asking someone else but I shall also be making a mental note that you were less than helpful with this  

24/06/2013 at 20:12
Mr Puffy wrote (see)
You are quite right, he does not behave like that at home, jumping naked  into the sea is not something anyone does very often in Britain.

Really?  It appears to be the norm amongst my friends.

24/06/2013 at 20:55

Mr Puffy & SuperCaz - gotta watch out for jellyfish! That would put me right off jumping in naked!!

24/06/2013 at 21:03

LOL!  I experienced jelly fish last weekend when I swam through them for about 5 hours, although I wasn't naked.  Their sting is no worse than a static shock, although I appreciate that there are some parts of the body where you wouldn't want to experience that.

24/06/2013 at 21:29

I have experienced a big jellyfish sting. It got me down the spine from just above bra line to below waist, very painful and I reacted badly.  Luckily I was not in too deep and just ran out screaming and collapsed in a heap on the beach. The name in spanish is Medusa after the greek god with serpents for hair, very apt  name.

25/06/2013 at 07:24

I am keeping my mouth shut because I do not wish to make things awkward with your daughter (who, by the way, is much more mature than you are).  But for goodness sake.  I am not a mind-reader.   When I ask if someone if your horse is ok after it fought with mine and got kicked (please note I am upset about this, and wish there was something I could have done to prevent it) and they tell me it is ok, then I see your daughter riding it and it no marks on it a week later, why would I keep asking you how it is?  If you had told me you were having to have the vet out instead of giving me the silent treatment, I would have offered to pay part of the vet bill.  You may have been understandably upset about having to pay for a vet, but I wasn't exactly thrilled at having to fork out £200 for electric fencing in order to keep mine in a little patch on its own with no horsey company, especially as you then decided to remove yours from that field anyway so she could have just stayed with the others.  Believe me, it really is only yours that she behaves that way with, and the whole situation could have been the other way round, except there is no way you would have had to put yours on its own, and I would not have held you responsible.

And by the way, 'adult behaviour' is to talk calmly about what the problem is, not make a vicious, passive agressive comment six weeks after the event and then give me a tirade about how my failure to mind-read is appalling behaviour from an adult.

25/06/2013 at 10:33

blokes on the train last night: shut the fk up. Could you possibly mentione any more places that you have been to? Its not a big geography, tanzania, south africa, nz, australia, pakistan, singapore, japan, greece (?), kenya....stopped me getting my homeward nap.

Edited: 25/06/2013 at 10:34
25/06/2013 at 18:05

Garmins are not always accurate

25/06/2013 at 19:51

SuperCaz - OMG, 5hrs of swimming with jellyfish?! what a nightmare!  Swimming the Channel is definitely not for the faint-hearted.  I have full admiration for you.

SteadyCJ - yikes, thats nasty and very lucky you weren't in deep water.

I have a big respect for the ocean and whats in it, I'm also afraid of large waves so don't go out of my way to find them. 

Have you eaten jellyfish? I did some years ago at a Chinese restaurant.  Was disappointing really, didn't taste of anything.  I think they piled on the MSG to try to enhance it!

I have seen a Portugese man or war jellyfish washed up on a beach once, it was absolutely huge.  I tapped it with my foot, and it felt like this globular mass of, well jelly.

25/06/2013 at 19:59

I was swimming round and round and round a harbour, which had trapped the jelly fish.  It isn't normal to experience as many as that.  I've been sea swimming for 5 years and never encountered them before

Anyway, back on topic...

Will you stop messing me around.  Can I stay in the house or can't I?  Are you going to come and do the inspection or am I expected to hang around until you feel like it?  I can't wait to be out of here but I'd prefer to do it of my own accord rather than being pushed.

25/06/2013 at 20:01

What do you mean you've tried everything to sort out your 'bad back'.

Maybe being 5' 3" and 15 stone in weight is one element you've over looked.

26/06/2013 at 15:34

Dear IT - so you now send a daily "sanity check"? I have to say I'm amused by the irony... 

26/06/2013 at 16:46

Reckon I screwed up my science career by going into this f*****g discipline.  7 yrs I've been doing this c**p.  I sought advice before moving into it.... so bored.  MAY be able to get back into it again.

26/06/2013 at 20:59
Marion Bartolli at Wimbledon. Top 15 player. QF of US Open last year. Quite fat.
26/06/2013 at 23:40

Her profile on the official website says she's 1.7m tall and 63.2kg which is a BMI of 21.87.

27/06/2013 at 09:46

Kvitovich has a very obvious pot belly but she's a former champion, so I guess even tennis players come in all shapes and sizes.

27/06/2013 at 10:13
I accept the all shapes and sizes bit.
63 kilos, if that's the case then I'm taking my scales back.
27/06/2013 at 11:21

Dear colleague: I'm getting sick of your hysterical emails that have the world and his wife copied in, espcially as some of them don't even concern me.

I'm particularly annoyed about that thing you keep asking me to do which I've told you three times before is not the responsibilty of this department. My other colleague said they had explained this to you for a fourth time yesterday . And why are you pleading with X and Y when you will have had an out of office message from them? They are still out of office.   

Now don't make me come down there!

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