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my idea of devastated, especially at xmas is, a loved one in hospital or even worse things..i mean its only a turkey thats all, not being nasty
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Last edited by Tterrier81; 25-12-2010 at 04:29 AM.
Oh for goodness sake. Sometimes it is better to be tactful and keep your opinions to yourself. For some people trying to settle here away from their friends and families something like discovering the turkey to be off can just be the icing on the cake, especially at this time of year. Posts like these just cause unnecessary friction and for those who will call upon the free speech of forums argument, with freedom comes responsibility. The OP was from someone obviously upset, fairly new here and needing support. You have absolutely no idea what other things have built up, occurred preceding the turkey incident so your flippant comments were not justified.
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Adelaide 1992 to eternity:)and one day you'll wake up and stop counting how long you've been here.
Was listening to the BBC World Service today and some guy has invented a "tone checker" - similar to a spellchecker, but it checks the tone of anything you post online, or put in an email, as it is very easy for a joking comment to come across in completely the wrong way!
Give the guy a rest Stevo, Christmas is a stressful time of year in so many ways, specially for expats, and I'm sure you didn't mean anything offensive, but watch your step or we'll forcibly install a tone-checker on your PC (and I expect TTerrier81 will be forcibly inserting his rotten turkey somewhere far less pleasant!)
Dan - let it flow over you, mate; personally I can see exactly where you're coming from, and would have found such an event happening to me and mine on Christmas Eve equally devastating!
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
To some people the smallest of things can have the biggest reaction......if its your first Christmas over here and your logning for some normality then this thing can be very upsetting.
To some people the worst thing in the world can seem like nothing...i have nothing but praise for the kind folk on here who offered help and even food.
Sometimes it may be better not to post than post crappy remarks....
Funny.. I thought today was a day of goodwill to all men!!!!!!
Must have been mistaken.
Glad you got your turkey and it turned out well for you xxxx
Yes we do need to put things in perspective..but there is a time and place for everything and today was just not the day to be mean spirited!!!!
Are you sure its the shops fault?Just looking at all scenario's here ok so I'm not having a go!If you buy meat,particularly in the warmer months,taking it from a chill section,which should be less than 8c,to a hot car which could be very very hot,driving home ect,did you place it in the fridge straight away?It only takes a small fluctuation in temperature for bacteria to start multiplying.I'm definately not implying its your own fault,but you do have to be extremely careful with meat,dairy ect.Really nice the pub helped you out mate and I hope you ended up enjoying Xmas!All the best!
Me, my mum was taken into the RUH hospital in Bath xmas eve and I spent xmas "Dinner" visiting her in the ward.
By the time I got home I couldnt face it.
So in some respects we are the same, i.e both our dinners went in the bin.
Fingers crossed next xmas is better for us both.