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Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Minkey, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. ogr1

    ogr1 I can still see ya..... Club Sponsor

    You may have evaded me on the way in, but i can assure you, you will never exit.

    Think of the song 'Hotel california'..'You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!':D
     
  2. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I'm on the roof now. If the moon's up then I'm going to get noisy later. :aplastao:
     
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  3. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    A good mate & an ex mrs both work at well known psycho hospitals where the (ahem) clients are never getting out so I have some insight into what they deal with every day, if you work in one of those places in any capacity you have my utmost respect

    Just remember to be nice when I am admitted :D
     
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  4. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Who are you kidding..? We all know you're on day release from Ogr1's "establishment". ;)
     
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  5. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo I am Grasshopper! Club Sponsor

    I went to one of those places in Cardiff several years ago as part of my job (government surveyor) at the time. Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff. The building itself was enough to make the hairs on the back of your next stand up; Edwardian, which was as impressive as it was imposing.

    Anyhoo, the Polish chief mate on a cargo ship docked in Barry went off on one and ran around trying to duff everyone up on the ship. They all barricaded themselves in their respective cabins so matey boy decided to run amok with a fire axe, trying to slash his way into the cabins. Not long after, flashing blue lights, etc. He ended up being sectioned and sent to Whitchurch for assessment, so numb nuts here had to go and interview him before he was deported. He was being held in a ward where the residents were allowed to roam around in their own clothes and their sleeves weren't tied behind their backs. They couldn't leave their wards but were free within, so I'm not sure what level of residents they were classed as. Some were quite docile and polite but a few approached me and dribbled at me and one in particular decided to rant at me about aliens coming to get him. I don't scare easily and I'm not the smallest guy around but I have no shame in admitting that I was uncomfortable to the point of being concerned, even though I had an escort.
     
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  6. ogr1

    ogr1 I can still see ya..... Club Sponsor

    Too be fair some of them are errrm controllable to a point, but just like the prison service..
    (which all of them have come from at some time in their lives) they bring their prisoner edjucation with them.
    By that i mean that they all stick together like glue and duck and dive and sherk their way out of any responsibilty.
    Most of them are drug dependant and have their bitches, look out's and gofer's, just like prison.
    Drugs do come into the unit on a regular basis as they are very innovative in that respect.
    They have all day to lounge about and scheme grand ideas.
    This year is my 11th tour and i can honestly say that in that time only one individual i can remember has actually
    made a normal life back in civvy street, probably because his dad is a millionare and has self funded his sons full recovery?
    It is a huge money making racket for the owner...personal profit this year £900,000.
    The rest of us, except management...No bonus...F@@k all...Nada!
     
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  7. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Keep it quiet he hasn't realised I have been missing for a month yet :D
     
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  8. Martin L Batley

    Martin L Batley Old Hand Club Sponsor

    My girlfriend has just been moved back to the male ward from P.I.C.U. ward. Way more people on the ward keeping her busy as hell, but not as stressful in terms of being hyper alert to danger. Until now that is, no masks of any sort and only poxy little aprons. Doctor was called to the ward for a patient and asked why aren't staff wearing PPE? What PPE? We ain't got any, he was told. At least they've now closed the ward to visitors but still no masks.
     
  9. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Ever been to Rampton? (the village) the first thing you are told is if you hear a siren get inside & lock the doors/windows then don't move until told to :eek:

    I thought it was funny at first & as it was in my drinking days was hoping for a siren to go off while we were in the pub resulting in a long lock in but after talking to some of the locals I found out quite a few worked in the hospital & that the advice was deadly serious, I found it quite unsettling & was never comfortable there without even setting eyes on the hospital :(
     
  10. ogr1

    ogr1 I can still see ya..... Club Sponsor

    Picu...The last hope for the demented.
     
  11. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo I am Grasshopper! Club Sponsor

    No mate, not been there and not (I hope) ever likely to. What I did was a one off and I became known as the only surveyor in the agency to ever visit the loony bin as part of the job. I’m not sure if any of the criminally insane were banged up in there. One of the staff was telling me that they occasionally had calls from local banks, estate agents, etc. to let them know that one of the residents on day release was outside their establishment mowing the pavement in their night clothes or something but no one was ever whacking peoples heads off with a gas axe or anything.

    The thought of hearing a siren and having to go indoors and batten down until told otherwise sounds quite disturbing :yikes:
     
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  12. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    I have been in some right dodgy places in my time & never worried overly about any of them but that quiet little village really did unsettle me to the point I don't ever want to go back again :eek:
     
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  13. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    The Prisoner- remember that series?
     
  14. Malone

    Malone Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I am not a number!


    Ever been to Portmeirion where it was filmed, quite an odd interesting place.
     
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  15. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo I am Grasshopper! Club Sponsor

    Same here, most of which were where no one speaks English. Most recently was Callao in Peru about last May. The ship’s agent and me were hanging around in his van near the port on a Sunday morning, waiting for the launch to take me offshore. I hopped out of the van to phone Mrs P and the agent went into a flat spin and leapt across from the driver’s seat to my side and practically dragged me back in by the scruff of my neck. He basically told me I’d get shot for my phone before I knew what day it was. Not a nice area, especially when off the main roads.

    I’m strangely curious to visit Rampton village now, just to feel the atmosphere for myself. I was always weird as a child and nothing much has changed :D
     
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  16. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    I am way too young :p
     
  17. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Yes I have been a few times but got it spoilt for me when a local said yobbos had burnt a lot of it down in the 80's so what we were seeing was a reconstruction, I don't know how true that is
     
  18. Minkey

    Minkey Ok it was me Club Sponsor

    As of 6pm today we are closed, it seems the government has moved the goal posts on whom can stay open:(
     
  19. JayTee

    JayTee Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I went with the wife several years ago, quirky little place, started getting paranoid that the big balloon was coming for us :eek:.
     
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  20. Minkey

    Minkey Ok it was me Club Sponsor

    Great place to visit
     

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