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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,908MI6 Agent

    Good luck with your interview, Joshua, I hope you can post news of your successful promotion on here soon.

    TP is taking time out from AJB for an extended period. I echo Barbel, in that we hope he returns soon. Always best to take the view, that in order to insult me, I must first value your opinion.

    Thankfully the political thread is now closed, hopefully forever.

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent


    Thank you. I think I did well at interview, but there is some competition from people with much more experience in the security industry than me. I will let you know, but I do not expect to get the result until next week.

    I am saddened to hear that TP is no longer visiting AJB. I suspected it was because of the political discussion. There should be no venue on this site which gives people the opportunity to insult each other so I too hope that politics is gone forever, killed by those who want a voice but are intolerant of other viewpoints. AJB is a much better place without it.


    If TP reads this then the messages from Barbel, you and me that he is sorely missed hopefully may help to quicken his return.

    I am on a rare couple of day's leave. I am going to tend to the gardens of a couple of elderly people in the community (this is done for free) if the weather allows but the rest of my time is free so I hope I can visit AJB and catch up on reading before I return to work.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,766MI6 Agent

    Today I got my first Pfizer vaccine. No problems so far. I only got a friendly text message from Microsoft telling me I was only 873 meters from the nearest shop selling Windows PCs. Since I had a sudden and strong urge to do so, I bought one. Such a nice day 😷

  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,065MI6 Agent

    I left a snitty eBay review recently - something I don't normally do - and later found that though my 'Neutral' rating was there, the written words were not - the seller must have got them deleted. Fuming more than actually necessary, but can they just do that?

    On a sidenote, my MacBook is whirring a lot, suggesting overhearing - anyone know why? Only in the last 24 hours has it done this, I've had it a good few months now. Is something else going on?

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,817MI6 Agent

    Any word on the job Joshua? Was keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,215Chief of Staff

    Unfortunately a seller on eBay can complain about your review/feedback and have it removed. This happened to me a few months back when I ‘won’ an item and the seller refused to send it…I left negative feedback, he complained to eBay, sent me abusive messages and eBay removed my feedback. I did contact eBay for verification and they said my feedback broke their rules 🤷🏻‍♂️ even though they agreed he had broken their rules by not honouring the sale 🙈

    YNWA 96
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,065MI6 Agent

    Odd, I've seen lots of neg reviews in my time when looking for Feedback, you just assume if you tell it how it is and don't swear it will be okay. This bloke was a right whiner, I asked for a return because the LP crackled on the first and best opening track. His contacted me to complain I hadn't contacted him first about this rather than putting in a return, carped was it was graded visually not aurally so the risk was all on my side, wanted me to pay return postage. A pain in the backside.

    Still, I'm just putting all this on to you now. Odd thing is, generally eBay works better than State Complaints procedures because it's not blatantly rigged. Unlke, say care homes, you can actually see what you're dealing with (care home reviews are rigged, the regulator the CQC is corrupt and so on).

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,376MI6 Agent
    edited May 15

    As the COVID thread (unfortunately) has been closed, I thought that I'd post the following bit of Covid info here.


    As the vaccination programmes are slowly progressing in the rich countries - it's time to think about vaccination acceptance and - not.


    I've found an interesting comment from one of Germany's top advisors re herd immunity, "natural immunisation (ergo infection by Covid and being temporarily immune)"


    "Whoever decides against the vaccination will become infected"


    If we manage to get 70-80% of the population vaccinated, we still have a large number that are not. Reasons may vary.

    The problem is, that this virus (and probably many more aggressive mutations that are to come) will live in our throats for the next years.

    If you are vaccinated, you still get infected but won't have sympthoms. But you can still transfer the virus to those that are not vaccinated.

    So those who by their own choice decide not getting the shots, will inevitably get infected by Covid - sooner than late as the protective measures will be more and more reduced.


    Here is the article translated into english:

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&u=https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/christian-drosten-ueber-corona-wer-sich-gegen-impfen-entscheidet-wird-sich-infieren-a-aae1cfc2-4ab9-49b3-b848-23dfbfac66b1

    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,215Chief of Staff

    Oh, negative reviews are on there…it’s just if the seller complains to eBay - my review contained no swear words and was just a factual complaint…as in, seller refused to send item 🤷🏻‍♂️

    YNWA 96
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,215Chief of Staff
    edited May 15


    Quoting Higgins…

    If you are vaccinated, you still get infected but won't have sympthoms. But you can still transfer the virus to those that are not vaccinated.

    This isn’t true at all 🙄 even IF you are vaccinated you can still catch the virus AND show symptoms…in most cases any symptoms shown should not lead to hospitalisation…but yes - you will be able to pass the virus on…remember the vaccine is NOT 100% effective…depending upon which one you have, it’s in region of 70%-90% - which is still far better than the flu vaccine.

    YNWA 96
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,376MI6 Agent
    edited May 15

    Another prime example how riding on one (missing) word, Sir Miles destroys the valuable message of one of my posts.


    I should have written: If you are vaccinated, you still can get infected but very likely won't have sympthoms.

    But that was not my point:

    • even if vaccinated, you can get infected and will pass the virus to others - who are vaccinated or not.
    • if you are not vaccinated, you will get infected because of this - no matter how well you protect yourself. And you will then suffer from the infection in the full range from no sympthoms to possible hospitalization and death

    And I hope that Sir Miles can agree with this....

    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent


    Thank you for asking. No I did not get the job. It went to an ex police sergeant who was looking for a job after retirement. I am disappointed and am taking time to see if I have come to the end of my advancement with the company. If I feel this is the case I will start to apply for similar jobs with other companies.

  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent


    Had to reply to my old friend.

    Their loss Joshua, keep pushing forward, and I'm sure your potential will shine through. They say Good guys finish last, ....... but not always. I've changes jobs a few times, from working for myself to working for other people. I've done security and Door work, hotel reception and now I'm in high street retail. Given the state of play after Lockdown I could find myself looking for a new job myself.

    So if your future lies with another company then go for it , you've no decision to make until offered another position. Keep your chin up

    keep safe

    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,077Chief of Staff

    I completely agree with my old friend above. Just keep plugging, Joshua, the right man will find the right job. It took me years, but I got there and I'm sure you will too.

  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent

    Thank you Thunderpussy and Barbel.

    I have gone from security officer to supervisor in a relatively short period. It is not in my nature to 'stay still' in work. I wish the new manager well in his post and I hope he won't get too much of a shock when he realises he has swapped 'retirement' for a sixty hour week!

    I must also say it is good to see Thunderpussy posting. AJB is an orphan without him! He must return to active duty soon!

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,817MI6 Agent

    Sorry to hear you didn't get the job Joshua, but echo the words of Barbel and TP. It sounds like you've already made up your mind and doing the right thing in actively pursuing a change of scene and new challenge. Wishing you the very best mate.

    Agree with you 100% re. TP's return to active service. The site is poorer without him.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,766MI6 Agent

    I would like to congratulate the Royal Norwegian People on this national day 🇧🇻 🎉

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,817MI6 Agent

    Happy Constitution Day N24, and all your fellow country folk.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,908MI6 Agent

    That’s not good news, Joshua. The management are obviously shortsighted, it’s never good to bring someone in from the outside instead of promoting from within, it creates a negative impact. I’m sure something else will turn up soon more worthy of your talents.

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent

    TP your there !!! Is it really you ? Please say you're back

    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent

    Better luck next time Joshua, I'm sure you find the position you deserve sooner or later 👌

    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,118MI6 Agent

    Everything happens for a reason, Joshua. Keep your eyes and ears open and stay positive- something better will turn up. It will be their loss when you go. 🍸

    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent

    Thank you all for your messages of support, I really appreciate them


    Thank you again my friends.

  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent

    Barbel I posted the above message but pressed the 'new discussion' button by mistake. The message said the post will be shown after it has been approved. There is no need to approve it as I repeated it above!

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,077Chief of Staff

    Gotcha, Joshua. 😃

  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent

    I was of course testing you. I could never make such a mistake!😉

    You passed!

  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent

    I don't want to make a new discussion for this one question so I'll post it here.


    In Octopussy, when Bond steals the car and drives it to the US air base, what car is it?

    I think the car in question is a great looking design.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,766MI6 Agent

    Tomorrow Denmark opens up all corona restrictions except for nightclubs and bars. Congratulations and let's hope it goes well! 🇩🇰

  • Mr MalloryMr Mallory North by northwestPosts: 620MI6 Agent

    The car from Octopussy Joshua is the Alfa Romeo GTV6.

    What makes you think this is my first time?
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent


    Thank you. I am going to have a look at some pictures of it on the internet now I know so I can examine it in more detail.

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