Sideswipe: January 11: Op shop finds

Partner peeves

1. “Leaving empty packets in cupboards and starting new things without getting rid of the old … empty paracetamol packets in the cupboard so I think we have some when we don’t … drives me batty. He is incredibly lovely though in other respects which is why he isn’t under the patio.”

2. “When at a social occasion he becomes completely oblivious to the needs of the kids. Leaving me running around after them and him having a jolly old time.”

3. “Clamps his armpit over the top of the duvet so when he rolls over it drags it off me.”

4. “She leaves half-drunk cups of tea all over the house.”

5. “Talks to me while leaving the room so I can’t hear what he just said. Aaargh.”

6. “If I am struggling with something, like opening a jar, or trying to do something fiddly, he will come and stand very close, looking over what I’m doing, with his hands slightly raised, as if he’s about to take over. I have nicknamed him ‘Hovering Hands’.”

7. “Looks at her phone and says out loud, in a surprised tone ‘well, that’s interesting’ and then says nothing more.”

8. “Performance yawning. I am pretty much homicidal about this. He would get an Oscar for this performance if they gave them for massively annoying overacting.”

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Did you know

1. Each year, Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Reserve holds an online contest in which the internet checks out the chonky, pre-hibernation bods of some of the park’s biggest bears and declares one lucky ursine the year’s Fattest Bear.

2. The first-ever speeding ticket was issued in 1896 to a driver in Kent for going four times the legal speed limit. The driver was travelling at the breakneck speed of 8mph (13km/h).The speed limit was 2mph (3km/h).

3. One horse produces 15 horsepower. A human produces one horsepower.

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