touched on this before, but why oh why do gas/petrol nozzles not have those little flippy bits that will keep the gas flowing for you without having to hold it the whole time? Yeah, yeah, I'm sure its a health and safety issue (isn't everything?) and that my pro-flippy latch campaign isn't helped by the fact that it seems California has done away with them, but seriously, my hand hurts after filling the tank! Is there no health and safety concern for my weak hand muscles?!
The Placebo Effect
I recently had an appointment to change my birth control pill (sorry if that's a tad TMI) and innocently asked if the new pills would have the week of placebo pills included. I was shocked when the told me all but two brands of birth control pills in the UK do not have this extra week. What is this about!? Doesn't everyone know that not taking a pill (sugar or real pill) interrupts the all-important habit of taking the pill at the same time every day and greatly increases the risk of forgetting to take the pill again for the next three weeks? I asked her why there were no placebos and she told me (I'm so not kidding!) "I guess we're more responsible here." WTF!?
I wish I had known then that, according to recent reports, there are almost 400,000 unintended pregnancies in the UK every year with 40% ending in abortion. I'm not saying that the inclusion of placebo pills in birth control pill packs would lower the rate any measurable amount, but I can't seem to understand any argument against them.
Will Work For Tea
Dear Mr. Workman - do you get paid when you come to my house to fix my boiler? Oh you do?? Then why am I expected to also feed and water you whilst you are WORKING at my house?
Seriously, what is it with this?
If you really need to be drinking tea instead of working for the hour or two while you are at my house or office, first of all - you have a serious addiction and should probably know that tea stains teeth; and second of all - bring it yourself.
*Yes, I am sure there are some very polite people in America who do this as well, and if thats you, spare me the "I even do this and I'm American" comments. Clearly, you are just nicer than me, which lets face it - isnt very difficult.