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Fang_Farrier

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Advice that could have been given over a phone conversation from my house, which would have saved me taxi fare to Lauriston and wouldn't have cost me half a shift's wages. Unfortunately, you cannot phone the dental clinic direct: you have to turn up in person, then phone the number on the door.

I'm not impressed by their performance.

There's a number right here, last time I phoned they put me through.
 

JuniorBod

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Edited to add the 0. as @JuniorBod pointed out but as NASA can get its numbers wrong sometimes, dump infanteers should be given a lot more latitud.
Naaahhh...

NASAs numbers were fine, they just had an issue with units....

50,000 meters is a lot deeper than 50,000 feet....

Ouch....

JB
 

There's a number right here, last time I phoned they put me through.
When I phoned, I got a recorded message stating they could not give me an appointment because it was a walk in service. Which it isn't: the door is locked and you aren't allowed in until it's authorised by the triage nurse. And the dozy bint I spoke to was a waste of rations.
 
When I phoned, I got a recorded message stating they could not give me an appointment because it was a walk in service. Which it isn't: the door is locked and you aren't allowed in until it's authorised by the triage nurse. And the dozy bint I spoke to was a waste of rations.
You didnt go during her lunch break did you……..top tip in life if its near someones tea or lunchbreak go ten mints before, the service is faster as they really really really want you to eff off.
Unless of course you name is leroy and it is the sandiford where they may smile and say can you come back later(after lunch)
 

CanteenCowboy

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To anyone who isn’t watching Scottish social media I’d say it’s definitely a time to play close attention and have a close look. On the outside it looks like everyone is united and there’s a concerted effort to shout down any journalist who dares to even whisper the slightest criticism of the FM. But even more interesting is to dig down into the local SNP social media, the local branch chairmen, the councillors, the activists and the local members; its carnage with accusations flying and clear lines drawn, the insults are flying all over the place with accusations of a concerted campaign of threatening DMs being used by one faction to try and wrest control of local branches.
 

Fang_Farrier

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To anyone who isn’t watching Scottish social media I’d say it’s definitely a time to play close attention and have a close look. On the outside it looks like everyone is united and there’s a concerted effort to shout down any journalist who dares to even whisper the slightest criticism of the FM. But even more interesting is to dig down into the local SNP social media, the local branch chairmen, the councillors, the activists and the local members; its carnage with accusations flying and clear lines drawn, the insults are flying all over the place with accusations of a concerted campaign of threatening DMs being used by one faction to try and wrest control of local branches.
Thank you for your kind offer but I am going to have to pass.

The idea of delving into SNP social media is just beyond the pale.
 

Seadog

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To anyone who isn’t watching Scottish social media I’d say it’s definitely a time to play close attention and have a close look. On the outside it looks like everyone is united and there’s a concerted effort to shout down any journalist who dares to even whisper the slightest criticism of the FM. But even more interesting is to dig down into the local SNP social media, the local branch chairmen, the councillors, the activists and the local members; its carnage with accusations flying and clear lines drawn, the insults are flying all over the place with accusations of a concerted campaign of threatening DMs being used by one faction to try and wrest control of local branches.
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Fang_Farrier

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CanteenCowboy

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Thank you for your kind offer but I am going to have to pass.

The idea of delving into SNP social media is just beyond the pale.
Go on, go on, go on, go on.....

It’s an eye opening experience, the shrill, shrieking language and hyper hatred for each other is shocking. Makes Old Firm fans look like Sunday School pupils, I’ve not seen such irrational hatred since the last weeks of the indyref campaign.
 

homeworker

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Go on, go on, go on, go on.....

It’s an eye opening experience, the shrill, shrieking language and hyper hatred for each other is shocking. Makes Old Firm fans look like Sunday School pupils, I’ve not seen such irrational hatred since the last weeks of the indyref campaign.
Have you got a link to a starting point, just something to wet the appetite, as it were?
 
Well i can absolutely confirm to queen nicola that the scottish lockdown is now well and truly over and the people are now doing their own thing - over the last 2 days on my walks and cycles along the nearby canal the place is now mobbed with many people walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, paddling, drinking (saw a few totally stoned young lads who could barely stand last night plus this morning at 0600 2 guys drinking tinnies!), picnicing, playing - most dont even bother giving you any social distance when your passing them - young woman are now out in their droves with their chebs hanging out (very nice!), young couples cant take their hands off each other, gangs of kids and youths are making no pretense of obeying any rules and obviously their parents arent doing anything to control them - the genie is out the bottle, it is absolutely crazy and a disgrace for queen nicola to keep the schools off until august when englands go back on monday and its well past the time for businesses of every type to sensibly re-open.

Mark my words Queen Nicola, you cannot unleash the population and leave them to twiddle their thumbs! all sorts of mischief will occur and indeed has started already - stop being a prick and start to actually lead!! the Scottish economy and its people need clear direction, leadership and most importantly a common mission statement to start to address the financial disaster that has just hit us.
 

Auld-Yin

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Re schools, Scottish schools start their summer hols much earlier than England so getting back before the holidays is not practical.

What I don't understand is why, after two+ months away from school there has to be an extended sumer holiday anyway. Couple of weeks for staff to set up new procedures then crack on would be the best thing for kid's education. But no! They must have seven weeks holiday and can't be changed. Absolute Bollox!
 
Well i can absolutely confirm to queen nicola that the scottish lockdown is now well and truly over and the people are now doing their own thing - over the last 2 days on my walks and cycles along the nearby canal the place is now mobbed with many people walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, paddling, drinking (saw a few totally stoned young lads who could barely stand last night plus this morning at 0600 2 guys drinking tinnies!), picnicing, playing - most dont even bother giving you any social distance when your passing them - young woman are now out in their droves with their chebs hanging out (very nice!), young couples cant take their hands off each other, gangs of kids and youths are making no pretense of obeying any rules and obviously their parents arent doing anything to control them - the genie is out the bottle, it is absolutely crazy and a disgrace for queen nicola to keep the schools off until august when englands go back on monday and its well past the time for businesses of every type to sensibly re-open.

Mark my words Queen Nicola, you cannot unleash the population and leave them to twiddle their thumbs! all sorts of mischief will occur and indeed has started already - stop being a prick and start to actually lead!! the Scottish economy and its people need clear direction, leadership and most importantly a common mission statement to start to address the financial disaster that has just hit us.
Point of reference
caledonian crinin forth + clyde or the old union +monklands canal...
 

Auld-Yin

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Just you lot pay attention to Queen Nic and do what you are told. Just to remind you
 
Re schools, Scottish schools start their summer hols much earlier than England so getting back before the holidays is not practical.

What I don't understand is why, after two+ months away from school there has to be an extended sumer holiday anyway. Couple of weeks for staff to set up new procedures then crack on would be the best thing for kid's education. But no! They must have seven weeks holiday and can't be changed. Absolute Bollox!
What he said.

Chatting to a couple of local mums and dads, on my walk around the neighbourhood, they are saying the same thing. They are also saying that it is bad enough with the current education system but there are going to be so many left behind, again.
 

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