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SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, "david lang"
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SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


I've told my Mum you'd do it for her this weekend ..?

T i m
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SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been
looking through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5
minutes", what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


LOL


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In article ,
david lang wrote:

Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5
minutes", what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


"We seem to have a problem".

But mentally translate the "We" into..... guess who.

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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, "david lang"
wrote:

SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave

" We could get a little man in to do it?"


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david lang wrote:
SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been
looking through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5
minutes", what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


Don't you mean..."it'll only take 5 minutes".
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It's only electricity...how hard can it be?

I've been thinking...

How about, if you...

Well, next door have...

Remember when I asked you about...

You know that I have never liked that...






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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 13:26:56 GMT, EricP
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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, "david lang"
wrote:

SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave

" We could get a little man in to do it?"


That's more like red rag to a bull....


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david lang wrote:

Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


"The test shows blue"!!

dg

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david lang wrote:
SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".


SHIVERS



Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


My wife's usual one is "I've been thinking,...".


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Remember when I asked you about...

When are you going to finish...

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All these tools and you keep using the same one.


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david lang wrote:

Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5
minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


"The test shows blue"!!


ROFL


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david lang wrote:
SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been
looking through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5
minutes", what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


sorry, in this instance, retrospective planning permision is denied.


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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 13:50:03 -0000, Colin Wilson
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Remember when I asked you about...


When are you going to finish...



"Have you started ye..........

No sorry, wrong topic, alt.inadequency way.



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SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?



Saniflow!

Peter Crosland


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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT,it is alleged that "david lang"
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SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


"I called you because I'm sure it's nothing major but ..."

Followed by "the house caught fire" or similar :-|

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bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce
bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." - Rich Cook.
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david lang wrote:

SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


No, I darent mention them. shiver!


NT

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david lang wrote:

SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


No, I darent mention them. shiver!




While you're here, could you just...?


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rrh wrote:
While you're here, could you just...?


But that's the phrase every tradesman loves...

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"david lang" wrote in message
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SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


"Oh yes, now you mention it, the car has been making a funny noise for about
2 weeks now"


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Good morning ,Sir. Are you in charge? I am from the HSE....

It looked so easy when the Welder did it...

I did EXACTLY what it said, but there was a spare wire...


Good morning Sir, Customs and Excise collection unit...

Cut it off, it will be dead anyway...

Well it LOOKED dead...

Trust me, I'm a Joiner...


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david lang wrote:
SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


"As you've got the week off..."

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Andy Hall wrote:
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 13:26:56 GMT, EricP
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" We could get a little man in to do it?"


That's more like red rag to a bull....


And used as such by my beloved - eg "do it, or I'll spend your money on a
workman to do it".....


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EricP wrote:
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 13:50:03 -0000, Colin Wilson
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Remember when I asked you about...


When are you going to finish...



"Have you started ye..........

No sorry, wrong topic, alt.inadequency way.


I won't bother with 'Is it in yet?' then...... ;-)




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Sadly wrote:
david lang wrote:
SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been
looking through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5
minutes", what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


"As you've got the week off..."


(This one gets said by me and still makes me shiver as soon as I hear it...)

"Nearly done, just another ten minutes...."


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"david lang" wrote in message
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SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


Look what I got at the auction. It just needs a bit of work doing.

Peter Scott


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"Peter Scott" wrote in message
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"david lang" wrote in message
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SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been
looking through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5
minutes", what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


Look what I got at the auction. It just needs a bit of work doing.


LOL to all the posts. What a wonderful thread)

Ophelia


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"Ophelia".
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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, david lang wrote:

SWIMBO wandered into the kitchen this morning and said "I've been looking
through the IKEA catalogue".

SHIVERS


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?

Dave


'Its 60% off'....

......1500 and still a useless piece of needless junk...


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"Ophelia".


BOO! Scaredy cat





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"Ophelia".


BOO! Scaredy cat


Gosh, I must've been let out of your killfile for Christmas. Nice
to see actual content in your contributions (on u.f+d.m, anyway),
keep it up, practice makes perfect. Happy New Year, when it comes.
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david lang wrote:

Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


I've got one:

"SDS drill for under 50?" or other phrases to that effect...

David
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david lang wrote:


Apart from the classic "it's only a small job, it won't take 5 minutes",
what wonderful phrases send a chill down your spine?


I've got one:

"SDS drill for under 50?" or other phrases to that effect...

David


ahhh I tell ya, that bings glowing peace to my heart compared to 'make
your own angle grinder. You'll need one wahsing machine motor...'

NT

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Shortly before I was nominated to install the new IKEA kitchen into
a 1902 style (ie wonky walls and floor) house.

"Well it would be expensive, but we could save quite a bit of cash if
you did it."

Of course after paying for tools and working out how many hours i'd
spent on the kitchen the original all in quote of 1200 (make units /
install / full replaster / move plumbing) was a fking bargain. I spent
6 months on that kitchen (most of it got finished in the first 4 weeks
:P)



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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, "david lang"
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After completing the decorating:

"I don't like the colour"


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Mark wrote:
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, "david lang"
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After completing the decorating:

"I don't like the colour"


Lol. Or would that be brings thoughts of strangulation to mind.

NT

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Mark wrote:
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, "david lang"
wrote:

After completing the decorating:

"I don't like the colour"


Lol. Or would that be brings thoughts of strangulation to mind.


but but but.. it often looks different when it is up! G


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wrote in message
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Mark wrote:
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, "david lang"
wrote:

After completing the decorating:

"I don't like the colour"


Lol. Or would that be brings thoughts of strangulation to mind.


but but but.. it often looks different when it is up! G


As the actress said to the bishop, stirring her tea with the other hand...
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Ophelia wrote:
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Mark wrote:
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:43:12 GMT, "david lang"
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After completing the decorating:

"I don't like the colour"


Lol. Or would that be brings thoughts of strangulation to mind.


but but but.. it often looks different when it is up! G


the words 'tough ---- its your decision, you got it' will not be
uttered. Nor will the wall be repainted. Nor will you ever figure out
why!


NT

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