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tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 11:08 AM

Hi guys.

nonperson 04-07-2021 11:09 AM

Ah the good ol' days XD

Were they all corded house phones?

nonperson 04-07-2021 11:10 AM

Hey ninja Tamo! How're you?

tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 11:11 AM

Hi np :) I'm ok. Do you have any plans for today?

nonperson 04-07-2021 11:18 AM

Yes, I have the incredibly fun and enjoyable task of cleaning the entire house >.<

...which I am clearly not doing right now.

Glad you're ok =) Are you up to anything today?

tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 11:24 AM

Good luck with the cleaning! Just a normal day for me, including Desperate Housewives.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 11:24 AM

Hi tamo!

It was those brick phones np!
And the teenagers had to take an actual camera with them to a party because the phones had no camera!

tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 11:26 AM

It was the stone ages!

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 11:42 AM

It was!
I feel so old.
I used to watch the bill when I was a kid! Before I even got a mobile phone!

tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 11:44 AM

I remember my first mobile - a Nokia 3310

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 11:48 AM

Good old indestructible Nokia 3310!
My first phone was a little Samsung. It did actually have a camera! I was the first in my family and at school to have a camera phone.
Picture quality was bloody awful though! XD

nonperson 04-07-2021 11:49 AM

It's so weird to think that youngsters today don't know a world without mobile phones/internet/wifi/flat screen tvs...

I made the mistake of talking about old DOS computer games with one of my students last year. Never going to forget the look I was given when I explained that DOS was the "operating system" before Windows was even a thing. Now that really shows my age!

nonperson 04-07-2021 11:54 AM

Oh and my first mobile was a 3310 too! With a bright blue case. I remember the days of the case shattering all over the place when it was dropped!

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 11:59 AM

I know!
Kids these days don't know how good they've got it.
Never missing a tv show due to catchup tv, being able to pause tv and skip ads, being able to find out an answer to any question within seconds....

Yep! Everything would fall out!
Now if you drop your phone you just have to hope and pray that the screen hasn't smashed!

not_so_insig 04-07-2021 01:02 PM

In Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth gets a mobile phone. It's so big and thick compared to modern phones. It didn't have a contacts list as Hyacinth actually dials the number at one point. Some phones didn't have text messaging in the 1990s.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 01:09 PM

How weird!

I've been applying for jobs!

not_so_insig 04-07-2021 01:12 PM

It was 1995 when Hyacinth had a phone. Hyacinth panics when she thinks it isn't on charge. Some things never change.

tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 01:23 PM

What kind of job are you looking for Cacoethes?

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 01:30 PM

Anything really!
I've applied for several customer service roles and a couple of bar staff jobs because I haven't done that before! And the pubs in town are generally pretty quiet because we have so many!

tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 01:56 PM

I hope you find a good fit.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 01:59 PM

Thank you :)
It's going to be difficult as I have so many long gaps in my CV but all I need is an interview to show them how willing I am to work and I'm sure I'll have a chance!

nonperson 04-07-2021 02:10 PM

That's exciting, Beckie! Fingers crosses you get some interviews =)

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 02:18 PM

Thank you np!

How's the cleaning going?

nonperson 04-07-2021 02:24 PM

Slowly. And I hate feeling so grimey from cleaning. It makes no sense. Cleaning should make me feel clean!

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 02:26 PM

I know the feeling!
But at least you're getting it done!

I've just had a message from one of the pubs asking if I'm still interested and that they want to discuss the next stage with me! :O

nonperson 04-07-2021 02:33 PM

Ooh speedy reply =o

not_so_insig 04-07-2021 02:34 PM

I have washed my hair.

nonperson 04-07-2021 02:36 PM

Nice one.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 02:41 PM

Very speedy np!
Hopefully that means they haven't had many applications and I have a chance!

not_so_insig 04-07-2021 03:20 PM

Oooh my postcard to the Netherlands arrived.

That reminds me i must register a postcard that I had the other day.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 03:29 PM

I was promised a thunderstorm today but I only got 30 seconds of rain!

not_so_insig 04-07-2021 03:43 PM

I have had a heavy downpour but no thunderstorms yet.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 03:44 PM

I have a job interview for tomorrow! :O

nonperson 04-07-2021 03:49 PM

Just had a heavy downpour here. Had to close the back door because it was coming in sideways under the porch! No thunder though, think it's missing the south and heading up the east of the country/ North Sea.

Whoa! =o Interview practise time??

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 03:51 PM

I've already asked my brother for tips as he's had a job in a few pubs. He gave me a couple of buzzwords to slip in and to just relax!

nonperson 04-07-2021 03:59 PM

I imagine interviews for pub jobs are fairly informal.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 04:01 PM

I think so.
He said they were pretty casual.
I really wasn't expecting a response so soon!

nonperson 04-07-2021 05:46 PM

Probably better to have a quick response than wait around for ages to hear anything!

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 05:52 PM

I've been reading up about possible questions for pub interviews
I hope I remember it all!

How's the cleaning going?

nonperson 04-07-2021 06:13 PM

I've just got both rooms upstairs to do and then the bathroom. =(

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 06:17 PM

Good luck!
You can do it!

tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 07:42 PM

Well done Cacoethes.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 07:47 PM

Thanks tamo!

How's your day been?

tamobhuuta 04-07-2021 08:10 PM

It was fun. L and I watched Raya and the last dragon.

Cacoethes 04-07-2021 08:13 PM

I've been meaning to watch that. Is it good?

nonperson 04-07-2021 09:01 PM

Ooh that's on my watchlist too!

I'm mostly done with cleaning. Still need to hoover the stairs and clean a patch of floor behind the cat tower but that's it really. There are still cobwebs all over the ceilings though, I hope the electricians won't be tall...

nonperson 05-07-2021 09:07 AM

Morning all.

The electrician turned up three hours early...!

Good luck with the job interview today, Beckie!

Cacoethes 05-07-2021 09:37 AM

Morning np!
Well done for doing all that cleaning!

Three hours early?!

Thank you! I'm nervous!

nonperson 05-07-2021 09:50 AM

We’ll he actually turned up at 8am and then people spent an hour trying to get hold of me. I’d booked a half day leave from 11:45 because he said 12! So my half day is now until 1pm and I have to go back to work after. Weird day!

Good news is that my work phone actually has mobile signal at home so I’m not cut off from the world after all.

When’s the interview? You’ll be fine. It’s just a friendly chat =)

Cacoethes 05-07-2021 10:02 AM

That is strange!

Yay that's good!

He said any time after 2 so I'm going to leave the house at 2. It's only a 10 minute walk.
Thanks :)

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