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Sucks!

Sounds like 2020 is going down as a horribilis for many.

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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I have a small business on Amazon Marketplace.
Last week, Amazon has announced, that they are stopping the delivery of non-essential goods from Amazon Marketplace sellers.

That means that many small businesses are sitting on piles of stock that they can‘t put on Amazon anymore and this will have a huge impact to many.

I‘ll be shipping now Amazon orders directly again - something that Amazon was trying to get rid of while pushing their FBA services.
The short notice is particularly annoying because I‘ve just considered paying $6000 for an airfreight delivery. I don’t need that now because shipping my own stock will mean that sales will significantly slow down in the coming weeks.
I could have lost that amount if I‘d ordered the airfreight 1 week earlier.

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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That's appalling, Higgins.

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One of the many positive effects of being a memeber of AJB is leaning new words:
Herpetology (from Greek ἑρπετόν herpetón, meaning "reptile" or "creeping animal") is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians (gymnophiona)) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, amphisbaenids, turtles, terrapins, tortoises, crocodilians, and the tuataras)

Your profession is sometimes handy as a Bond fan, isn't it?

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My thoughts are with all AJB members that are suffering either economically or physically through this terrible time.

Our household has been hit financially but we'll consider ourselves extremely fortunate if that's all. Hoping and praying for loved ones around the world and wishing everybody on here all the very best. ajb007/heart

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Ophiologist.  Not Herpetologist  ajb007/biggrin

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Well, to give N24 that, you are indeed a creepy animal  ajb007/lol

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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I have a feeling that this is the week where it all hits the fan here in the US.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>TLD>SF>GE>OP>DN>FYEO>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>SP>DAF>LTK>AVTAK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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A bit of Black Humour, but I thought it funny.

On leaving work yesterday ( I'm on a weeks holiday ) One of the guys played through some
speakers the siren from The Purge Movies.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Asp9mm wrote:

Ophiologist.  Not Herpetologist  ajb007/biggrin

I blame wikipedia, known as the source of all knowledge to millions. They insist you're an expert on reptiles. In spite of wikipedia I find it likely you know what you've been doing for years, so what is it?

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It’s close. I specialise in venomous snakes, particularly vipers and elapids.  Frogs and turtles and lizards I leave to other folks.  They’re boring  ajb007/lol

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Thinking back you may have metioned it before. It's even more Bondian.
In can picture Bond saying: "You forget, Miss Moneypenny, I took a degree in Ophiology at Oxford"  ajb007/bond

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Asp9mm wrote:

It’s close. I specialise in venomous snakes, particularly vipers and elapids.  Frogs and turtles and lizards I leave to other folks.  They’re boring  ajb007/lol

I had to look that word up too, that's awesome!
I would never have guessed from your regular posts that you're a biologist in real life, fascinating stuff.

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The schools are closed in most countries by now, I think. Here the kids have " home office" and they are eductated and get homework via the internet. Is that how it works in other countries?

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Number24 wrote:

The schools are closed in most countries by now, I think. Here the kids have " home office" and they are eductated and get homework via the internet. Is that how it works in other countries?

In the US, it really depends on the city.  Cities with more money have a better framework in which to keep educating the kids online.  Some poorer cities/school districts are outright closed, from what I understand.  Pretty much all colleges offer online classes of some sort, so I believe that most college students are able to keep progressing.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>TLD>SF>GE>OP>DN>FYEO>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>SP>DAF>LTK>AVTAK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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Gymkata wrote:
Number24 wrote:

The schools are closed in most countries by now, I think. Here the kids have " home office" and they are eductated and get homework via the internet. Is that how it works in other countries?

In the US, it really depends on the city.  Cities with more money have a better framework in which to keep educating the kids online.  Some poorer cities/school districts are outright closed, from what I understand.  Pretty much all colleges offer online classes of some sort, so I believe that most college students are able to keep progressing.

It's not like that here. The municipalities that struggle with debt don't hand out iPads to pupils, but that's it. I guess I'm living in the Kuwait of Europe ….

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caractacus potts wrote:
Asp9mm wrote:

It’s close. I specialise in venomous snakes, particularly vipers and elapids.  Frogs and turtles and lizards I leave to other folks.  They’re boring  ajb007/lol

I had to look that word up too, that's awesome!
I would never have guessed from your regular posts that you're a biologist in real life, fascinating stuff.

Just because I know Higgy-bum, that doesn’t make me a dumdum too you know.

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Asp9mm wrote:

It’s close. I specialise in venomous snakes, particularly vipers and elapids.  Frogs and turtles and lizards I leave to other folks.  They’re boring  ajb007/lol

How do you call an Ophiologist who is getting bitten by a juvenile snake and almost hits the bucket because of it?

A Dumbass?  ajb007/biggrin

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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“Kicks the bucket” you idiot  ajb007/rolleyes

And I’m doing well. Only been bitten 3 times and had my eyes envenomated twice.  A colleague has been bitten 47 times by one species alone. It’s an occupational hazard. Like having to talk to green trainer wearing, opinionated nob-hats when joining AJB.

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So you are telling me that all Ophiologists are bad Ophiologists?

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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McDonald's and Subway have closed down.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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hehadlotsofguts wrote:

McDonald's and Subway have closed down.

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Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>TLD>SF>GE>OP>DN>FYEO>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>SP>DAF>LTK>AVTAK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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hehadlotsofguts wrote:

McDonald's and Subway have closed down.

Just in UK and Ireland...but who knows, it could be everywhere by the end of the week.