Little Things You Love

Dales Cannon

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Speaking as we were of chilli I caught up with a friend last week. Due to covid and general slackness on both parts we hadn't had a drink or two for a year and a half. She works in the city so I combined a bit of psuedo work with drinks after, knowing how this could go I trained in. Anyway we were several wines into the evening and as sometimes happens things progressed and started to get out of hand. One thing led to another and we ordered a cheese platter. On this platter were four Habanero chilis that had been lightly killed. My friend said have one of those and tell me how hot they are. Ah ok, but as I don't know your chili tolerance level that is somewhat speculative... I bit half and it was hot but not lethal, I didn't have to reach for the water or the wine (Jesus wasn't able to attend so we had both). About a 6 I reckon. So she grabbed another and bit it. The remaining half was thrown on the platter. Water disappeared along with a top up and then the wine went. She exclaimed, rather more forcefully than I thought necessary at the time, no fucking way that is a 6! I laughed. Soon after a member of staff came over to see if there was a problem, yes she needed more wine and water and that fucking chili is not a 6. So I said to him have a try and see what you think... He did. I probably should point out at this juncture that he was of Indian descent. Oh, I would give that a 5 maybe...

I ate the rest of mine, picked up the lonely last chili and scoffed that...

I missed the train home and woke #2 to come and get me from the city... The next day was unusually noisy.
 
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pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
Minor wins in the workplace...at one of my jobs we don't do tap beer, just bottles. A lot of bottles end up in plastic cups at big events, which means thousands of items of packaging, bottles, lids, and cups piling up as rubbish and (lol) recycling. I've been pushing to switch from bottles to cans for a few years and slowly...very slowly we have brought on some cans. There has been resistance, mostly because cans don't look as nice as bottles and the can stigma lingers.

I just got a phone call to let me know that I have finally won. We had a massive weekend and the store rooms are almost empty...they will be replaced by the canned version or a different brand in cans. On the plus side this will include an increase in local brands as well.

I'm not expecting to reverse global warming with it, but I'm still pleased.
 

0psi

Eats Squid
Minor wins in the workplace...at one of my jobs we don't do tap beer, just bottles. A lot of bottles end up in plastic cups at big events, which means thousands of items of packaging, bottles, lids, and cups piling up as rubbish and (lol) recycling. I've been pushing to switch from bottles to cans for a few years and slowly...very slowly we have brought on some cans. There has been resistance, mostly because cans don't look as nice as bottles and the can stigma lingers.

I just got a phone call to let me know that I have finally won. We had a massive weekend and the store rooms are almost empty...they will be replaced by the canned version or a different brand in cans. On the plus side this will include an increase in local brands as well.

I'm not expecting to reverse global warming with it, but I'm still pleased.
And you can't skunk beer in a can!
 
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