Thursday, 26 January 2017

Have You Ever.......

........bought something shit?

I have.......went to Lidl and bought a miniature ironing board for £4.50



That was on Monday

The Prof is still laughing about it!

What shit thing have you bought recently? 

74 comments:

  1. I'm trying to get rid of shit things in my antique booth, not buy more.

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  2. A cheap egg slicer for hard boiled eggs...the wires all detached after one use, now it's useless!

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    1. I think i would like photos!
      Have you still got it?

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    2. Nah, looked like an exploded spider so I tossed it!

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  3. Antiques are cool this IS just shit!

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  4. I love your handy little ironing board. Beats setting up some mahoosive piece of metal everytime you want to iron the Prof's shirts!!

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    1. They dont fit on it... Thats why he's laughing ( albeit sarcastically)

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  5. A cheap can opener that doesn't open cans.

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  6. After our house burned down in the Laguna Beach wildfire, the x bought a iron and the tiny ironing board like you have. I used it for years.
    I bought a new can opener that does not work. I have several of them. I think I will make a sculpture from them and stick in in the side yard.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Lol me thinks we should start a swap shop gayle xx

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    2. Omigosh, my parents lived in Laguna Beach too during that wildfire. They lived on Ruby St. and had to evacuate their home, but were some of the lucky ones who had a home to come back to. My sympathies to you! That was a terrible time. My parents told us about seeing the flames coming over the hills above Laguna Canyon Road. Very sad time.

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    3. Oh my goodness the flames came over the hill jumped many homes and devoured my street.
      We lost everything that mattered the cat most of all.

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  7. Miniature ironing boards = great for quilting groups. lol!
    My Dad was infamous within the family for buying shit stuff; his speciality was for very collapsible jigsaw tables for eating in front of the TV. He mourned the passing of the Innovations catalogue. Even now a useless but novelty kitchen tool gives me a pang.

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  8. I bought a new bookcase; the measurements were given in metric. I couldn't be bothered to fetch the rule from the kitchen - a bookcase is a bookcase, innit?
    It arrived, flatpacked in quite a small package . . . when built it would have measured 15" long x 12" high x 5" deep. A truly Gulliver bookcase, which was sent back in return for a proper one. My family haven't let me forget - it gets remembered and discussed at every gathering.

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  9. I think mini ironing boards are meant for ironing shirt sleeves so that you can get the whole sleeve on it without making crease lines. I bet you'll grow to love it!!!

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  10. Pack of choc chip digestives from the local Sainsburys.

    Think the shelf fillers had played football with them.

    NOT a happy dunker.

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  11. No. I never buy shit things. My money is too valuable to waste it on shit things. After all, I am a Yorkshireman and we know how important it is not to squander money.

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  12. A lemon juicer - the kind you put half a lemon and and squeeze the living hell out of the thing.

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  13. I try not to buy shit things. I hate the world's materials being wasted on things that don't work or don't last. And ironing? What's that? :D

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  14. Oh, I want one of them - perfect for sewing projects and for those quick ironing jobs when you just need to get a crease out or smooth a collar or something. I'm off to Lidl tomorrow!

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  15. Not quite the same thing, but I recently bought a new ink cartridge for my printer, and then discovered that the old cartridge was fine, but the old printer wasn't. Glad to report that when I returned to the shop, I got a credit for the almost-unused cartridge when I bought a new printer. It's working great!

    (I don't buy much stuff these days.)

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  16. Some knock-off Swiffer Sweeper (duster) cloths at the dollar store. The package said they were extra-thick. Yes they were - they were thicker than the last squares of felt I bought for crafting. You're supposed to use them once and discard. Do not wet, do not wash, do not use spray on them. I feel like the planet is groaning in agony every time I throw one away. Which has been only once so far. I don't know what I'm saving them for.

    I get fairly mad at myself when I do that kind of thing so it doesn't happen often. But those dust cloths! Dang it.

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    1. I hate dollar store cleaning supplies. They're always either complete shit or much smaller than normal size so you only think you're getting a deal by shopping there.

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    2. I hate dollar store cleaning supplies. They're always either complete shit or much smaller than normal size so you only think you're getting a deal by shopping there.

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  17. (One born every minute.)
    :)

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  18. A cat toy for an ungrateful cat. She enjoys it but slapped me. Demon puss is definitely my sisters cat and the wench cannot be bribed into liking me no matter how i try.

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  19. A cat toy for an ungrateful cat. She enjoys it but slapped me. Demon puss is definitely my sisters cat and the wench cannot be bribed into liking me no matter how i try.

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  20. A cardiologist who says a 6 second period of asystole during sleep and mulitple runs of 3 ventricular tachy beats at a time are nothing to be concerned about.
    Minor stuff, you know.
    What would you do, as a ICU RN when a patient had a 6 second flat line with not even a 'p' wave?
    I'm heading to USC to see a good EP cardio guy.

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    1. Youve answered your own question!

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  21. Do you know a quilter John? If so, wrap the board in fancy paper and give it as a gift, and you'll be her best friend forever! They're for ironing small squares of patchwork fabric, usually beside the sewing machine so you don't have to walk across the room!
    I was trying to buy an electric can opener for elderly inlaws.... the third kind I purchased worked. The first two were completely and utterly pathetic. Very annoying.

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  22. I m tempted to say my current SUV which has had 11 recalls so far. [but I kind of love it anyway.]. I also love my little ironing board, but then I am a quilter, as mentioned above.

    The Prof should do his own ironing, John, or send the the stupid things out.My mother was a near-Stepford Wife housewife and even she did not iron daddy's dress shirts.

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  23. Had a couple lately.. the expensive a bore pump or 3. We bought an expensive Italian one..it sucked up sand and couldn't be repaired so bought a cheap Chinese one - lasted a month. Have now bought another expensive German branded one.. fingers crossed.
    The cheap... bought my doggies a packet of 'chews' rolled pigs ear with vegimite type yeast filling...supposed to be YUMMY and encourage doggies that won't chew to devour them...they were WRONG... you could see my two blowing rasberrys!

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  24. I see Lidl is still selling them; I bought one 8 years ago and...I agree with you, John!
    Too small for shirts and you can't iron shirt sleeves either because the narrow end is too wide to slip them through.
    Greetings Maria x

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  25. I thought it was for ironing sleeves. I've had a narrower one for years, which is ideal for sleeves, seams, and small garments. Useful for quilting too.
    Haven't bought anything useless lately as I've learned my lesson over the years !

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  26. Cheap t-shirts from Sports Direct that magically transform into crop-tops at their first contact with the washing machine.
    It's not just cheap stuff though - two years ago at work we bought a 3d printer from a very reputable manufacturer, which although capable of producing fantastic results, is basically twenty grand's worth of temperamental, unreliable crap.

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    1. TWENTY GRAND, !!!!!

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    2. Yep. And that's the most basic model in the Stratasys range.

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  27. My mum has one of those for ironing shirt sleeves - she slides the sleeve around it from the shoulder opening. Ends up with crease less sleeves. But this is a woman obsessed with ironing and everything that's washed has to be ironed - under wired bras, pants, hankies, fitted sheets. It was the bane of my teenage life as the ironing was one of my jobs.

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    1. My mother hated ironing. Which is why, unlike some of my less fortunate friends, I was spared the shame of leaving the house with a crease in my jeans.

      U

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  28. Presumably you sit down to use it - or is it meant for the seven dwarves?

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  29. A gizmo for slicing onions and other vegetables that I saw demonstrated in a supermarket. The blade was very sharp but the plastic housing fell apart after about a month.

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  30. Oh gawd....where do I start.....
    A New World cooker which should have gone straight to the scrap yard without ever going into a kitchen.
    A toaster from Lidl which burnt everything no matter what setting it was on......and just yesterday a wireless doorbell from Lidl which worked three times and then gave up. It is being returned today.

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    1. I see lidl is getting a bashing

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  31. I bought a box of thin mints, I ate the whole box, they don't work.

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    1. Hee hee hee!!!

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    2. HAHAHA! Excellent :) I also did this, by the way

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  32. I've been doing better lately and spending more for something that actually lasts. Our first ironing board in Spain was full-size and €11.95. Same polka-dots as yours! It wouldn't stand up on it's own. Any weight (a pillow case) made it collapse to the floor. Cheap Hoover (not a Hoover); parts started falling off after three uses. Spatula: the plastic peeled off after one use. Yes, you DO get what you pay for.

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  33. I'm a dressmaker and love my mini ironing board!
    I have however, just had a load of horse manure delivered to spread on the veggie patch, now that really is a shit buy!

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    1. If anyone wants ours just knock on the door!

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    2. We're only twenty nine miles from you, it would have been cheaper to come and pinch from you. Although in this weather the car windows couldn't have been open on the way home, so, maybe not! X

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  34. Last year I bought some reading glasses with lights in the frames so you can read in the dark. £1.99 delivered from eBay...

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    1. Do they work ? I would like to have one.

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    2. Do they work ? I would like to have one.

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  35. What I'd like to know: Why did you buy a dainty table top ironing board in the first place? What do you think you were buying? Also, and yes, I know you won't like me for it: Why do you blame a shopping outlet (naming and shaming) for your misguided purchase?

    Trying to answer your question what "shit" I have ever bought. None. All you need to do if you want shit, gratuitously and delivered without charge, is to visit some blogs and you'll be amply rewarded.

    U

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    1. Oh you are a sour faced old trout sometimes!

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    2. "Sour faced"? I think you are mixing me up with someone else. Would be nice if, every so often in a blue moon, someone else's experience (in this case mine) might be acknowledged instead of dismissed.

      Next time you eat trout (a whole one and preferably cooked) do lift that little flap on either side of their face and savour those delicious little cheeks.

      U

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  36. Oh it is too early to be so angry -

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  37. Well, I could think of shittier purchases than that one! At least it's something you can use.

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  38. That's not bad. Those are handy for small items like sleeves which can slip right over the end. My gran had one. Have I ever bought #### .... yes .... of course. Just recently I bought an essential oil diffuser. I thought I was really 'on trend' I hardly use the thing and it takes up valuable real estate on my desk.

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  39. A Bullet blender. I can't even figure out how to turn it on.

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  40. Mary could use it as a surf board..... Recycle!

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  41. Face wipes from the £1 shop, the pack split as I opened it so they dried out. Plus they smell like toilet cleaner. Nice.

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  42. We bought an ironing board last year. I tried to open it up and it flew open smashing the newly installed ceramic hob.... oops.

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  43. The shirt I'm wearing, bought less than three months ago and already pilling...Made in China for American idiots...

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  44. I have a large ironing board for big arse dresses, one like yours for a quick iron and a very small one which takes a sleeve and irons it just right. Unfortunately the sleeves were on the shirts the ex wore and I don't know what the blonde bimbo is using.

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  45. And the shit I bought was the ex.

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  46. Every tin opener I buy is proving to be shit just recently ..... or maybe it's the cheap cans of tuna that Ginger loves that is killing them all. We've gone through two up to now this year ... and it's still January!!

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