next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Struan Donald

Noticed on my way past the news stands last night that the next tube
strike is pencilled in for May the 3rd, as is the next social
meeting.  OK, so the strike might not happen but if it does is this 
not going to make the next social meeting a bit problematic?

just a thought.

Struan



Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Steve Mynott

Struan Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Noticed on my way past the news stands last night that the next tube
 strike is pencilled in for May the 3rd, as is the next social
 meeting.  OK, so the strike might not happen but if it does is this 
 not going to make the next social meeting a bit problematic?

why don't you have the social meeting a day earlier so that everyone
can "work from home" with their hangovers the following day?

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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread James Powell

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 01:48:04PM +, Steve Mynott wrote:
 Struan Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  Noticed on my way past the news stands last night that the next tube
  strike is pencilled in for May the 3rd, as is the next social
  meeting.  OK, so the strike might not happen but if it does is this 
  not going to make the next social meeting a bit problematic?
 
 why don't you have the social meeting a day earlier so that everyone
 can "work from home" with their hangovers the following day?
 

like the quotes on "work from home" - one of the great euphemisms of our time.


jp



Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Struan Donald

* at 19/04 15:04 +0100 dcross - David Cross said:
 From: Steve Mynott [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 2:48 PM
 
  Struan Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  
   Noticed on my way past the news stands last night that the next tube
   strike is pencilled in for May the 3rd, as is the next social
   meeting.  OK, so the strike might not happen but if it does is this 
   not going to make the next social meeting a bit problematic?
  
  why don't you have the social meeting a day earlier so that everyone
  can "work from home" with their hangovers the following day?
 
 You mean hold a meeting that's not on a Thursday. Hmm... interesting
 concept. I'm not sure that the rules cater for that possibility.
 
 Let me think about. Might need an EGM this evening. Hope we're quorate.

Dunno, don't the strikes tend to start the evening before the day[1]? I'd
be wary of holding in any time round the 3rd.

struan

[1] or the evening of the second to be less confusing



Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Mike Wyer

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Marcel Grunauer wrote:

On Thursday, April 19, 2001, at 03:37  PM, dcross - David Cross wrote:

 Hmmm... You're assuming that Perl Mongers use public transport. I
 thought we
 all swanned about in taxis and limos.

I recommend public camels. Maybe now would be the time for a trip to the
zoo.

Camels are quite hard to see at London Zoo at the moment, owing to the
foot 'n mouth situation. I was there a couple of weeks back, and the
heffalump house was shut. The penguins ain't bad, though.

Cheers,
Mike
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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 04:40:02PM +0100, Mike Wyer wrote:
 Camels are quite hard to see at London Zoo at the moment, owing to the
 foot 'n mouth situation. I was there a couple of weeks back, and the
 heffalump house was shut. The penguins ain't bad, though.

Last time I saw penguins at a zoo, they shat everywhere and stank to
high heaven.  Bah.  Core-dumping fiends.

If we're going to a zoo, I want to see the giraffes.

-Dom (Giraffe!  Or else I'll cry!)



Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Marcel Grunauer


On Thursday, April 19, 2001, at 05:40  PM, Mike Wyer wrote:


 I recommend public camels. Maybe now would be the time for a trip to 
 the
 zoo.

 Camels are quite hard to see at London Zoo at the moment, owing to the
 foot 'n mouth situation. I was there a couple of weeks back, and the
 heffalump house was shut. The penguins ain't bad, though.

So you recommend to piggyback a penguin (penguinback?) to get to the 
meeting in time?

Marcel

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RE: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread dcross - David Cross

From: Mike Wyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 4:40 PM

 Camels are quite hard to see at London Zoo at the moment, owing to the
 foot 'n mouth situation. I was there a couple of weeks back, and the
 heffalump house was shut. The penguins ain't bad, though.

Ooh. Thanks. I think you jsut wrote my camel visitation report for tonight
:)

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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Mike Wyer

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 04:40:02PM +0100, Mike Wyer wrote:
 Camels are quite hard to see at London Zoo at the moment, owing to the
 foot 'n mouth situation. I was there a couple of weeks back, and the
 heffalump house was shut. The penguins ain't bad, though.

Last time I saw penguins at a zoo, they shat everywhere and stank to
high heaven.  Bah.  Core-dumping fiends.

That's exactly what I meant! ;)

If we're going to a zoo, I want to see the giraffes.

-Dom (Giraffe!  Or else I'll cry!)

Yup- you can see them if they bother wandering outside of their own
accord. Stuck-up long-necked bastards that they are.

The okapi was much better (think giraffe crossed with zebra with a
tongue any muff diver would kill for)

Cheers,
Mike (delurking cos there's bog-all else to do at the moment)
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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Barbie

From: "Steve Mynott" [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 why don't you have the social meeting a day earlier so that everyone
 can "work from home" with their hangovers the following day?

That would work for me. I might be able to get down to London more often.
Being in charge of baby while missus goes off practicing with her band can
be a pain sometimes.

Barbie





Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Simon Cozens

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 05:12:20PM +0100, Mike Wyer wrote:
 The okapi was much better (think giraffe crossed with zebra with a
 tongue any muff diver would kill for)

Do they have bonobo? I thought bonobo were the generic sexual zoo inhabitant.

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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Mike Wyer

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Simon Cozens wrote:

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 05:12:20PM +0100, Mike Wyer wrote:
 The okapi was much better (think giraffe crossed with zebra with a
 tongue any muff diver would kill for)

Do they have bonobo? I thought bonobo were the generic sexual zoo inhabitant.

Nope. All very respectable, sadly. No bonobos at all, and all the other
apes and monkeys were very well behaved.
They _did_ have some pygmy marmosets that were grooming each other, but
that was just cute rather than seedy.

Star of the whole place was the Slow Loris: koala, sloth, bushbaby type
thing. Very popular with female company.

Cheers,
Mike
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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Chris Heathcote

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001 18:03:20 +0100 (BST), Mike Wyer [EMAIL PROTECTED]
wrote:

Nope. All very respectable, sadly. No bonobos at all, and all the other
apes and monkeys were very well behaved.

Last time I went, the prarie dogs had gone. I was not amused.

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RE: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread dcross - David Cross

From: Struan Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 2:30 PM

 Noticed on my way past the news stands last night that the next tube
 strike is pencilled in for May the 3rd, as is the next social
 meeting.  OK, so the strike might not happen but if it does is this 
 not going to make the next social meeting a bit problematic?

Hmmm... You're assuming that Perl Mongers use public transport. I thought we
all swanned about in taxis and limos.

 just a thought.

And a good one. If the bastard bosses don't give in to the very reasonable
demands of our tube-driving comrades by early next week, then we'll
contemplate postponing it by a week.

Red Dave...

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