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21. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Sorry ladies. This topic just reminds me of a trip I took with a girlfriend a long time ago.

She was a hair-dryer maniac, and one particular conversation went as follows:

Me: "Okay, let's go and see the sites of Venice"

Her: "I just have to do my hair first"

Me: "Huh, you did your hair this morning"

Her: "But that was this morning"

Me: "Does it matter?"

Her: "You'd let me go out looking like this?"

Me: "I can't see what's wrong with the way you look."

Her: "I can't believe you"

Me: "Well I can't believe you'd put your hair as a priority over seeing the site of Venice. I mean, we just got here and I'm busting to go out"

BBBRRRRRRRR - hurricane noise of hairdryer

Her: "You're always impatient"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Me: "When it comes to a 30 minute hair dryer session twice a day, yeah, I am impatient"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Her: "Well, that's your problem"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Me: "Not for long if I can help it" (our relationship was deteriorating quite quickly at this point)

Later than night, we broke up. I jumped ship into a passing gondola and met this amazing Brazilian girl. Spent a fantastic time with her that resulted in a trip to Rio.

I know this sounds really slack on my part, but this girl was a nut. She got bitten by a dog in Greece and, along with a whole host of things, this was apparently my fault.

I'm not a fan of hairdryers after that (unless they can be switched on and thrown into a bath)

22. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 9y

Quoting peyton123

I usually use a big curling iron but I think I might get a body perm to put some loose waves .........

Has anyone noticed that every post peyton123 makes is a line lifted from a previous post? What's up with that?

23. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Sorry ladies. This topic just reminds me of a trip I took with a girlfriend a long time ago.

She was a hair-dryer maniac, and one particular conversation went as follows:

Me: "Okay, let's go and see the sites of Venice"

Her: "I just have to do my hair first"

Me: "Huh, you did your hair this morning"

Her: "But that was this morning"

Me: "Does it matter?"

Her: "You'd let me go out looking like this?"

Me: "I can't see what's wrong with the way you look."

Her: "I can't believe you"

Me: "Well I can't believe you'd put your hair as a priority over seeing the site of Venice. I mean, we just got here and I'm busting to go out"

BBBRRRRRRRR - hurricane noise of hairdryer

Her: "You're always impatient"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Me: "When it comes to a 30 minute hair dryer session twice a day, yeah, I am impatient"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Her: "Well, that's your problem"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Me: "Not for long if I can help it" (our relationship was deteriorating quite quickly at this point)

Later than night, we broke up. I jumped ship into a passing gondola and met this amazing Brazilian girl. Spent a fantastic time with her that resulted in a trip to Rio.

I know this sounds really slack on my part, but this girl was a nut. She got bitten by a dog in Greece and, along with a whole host of things, this was apparently my fault.

I'm not a fan of hairdryers after that (unless they can be switched on and thrown into a bath)

Jeez 30 mins twice a day - l would have killed her too - l take MAX 20 mins in morn to get read for work including showering, make up & hair - then feed cat grab breakfast and off to work - get up at 7.15 leave house before 8am! OK so now l sympathise with you!!!!!!!!!

24. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 9y

Quoting laurim

Quoting peyton123

I usually use a big curling iron but I think I might get a body perm to put some loose waves .........

Has anyone noticed that every post peyton123 makes is a line lifted from a previous post? What's up with that?

Ah hah! So that's what's happening. I was already thinking that his posts showed extremely useless spammer-like behaviour, but I couldn't figure out what he was trying to do.
But with that nugget of information, it now looks very much like a bot trying to get a high member rank through steady posting (and then, I suppose, starting to post links) - or maybe only trying to get full member so his website link shows in his profile (but then why be stupid enough to continue posting after that?)

Anyway, thanks for the pointer. Going to see what the overlords think of this. :)

25. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Sander

Quoting laurim

Quoting peyton123

I usually use a big curling iron but I think I might get a body perm to put some loose waves .........

Has anyone noticed that every post peyton123 makes is a line lifted from a previous post? What's up with that?

Ah hah! So that's what's happening. I was already thinking that his posts showed extremely useless spammer-like behaviour, but I couldn't figure out what he was trying to do.
But with that nugget of information, it now looks very much like a bot trying to get a high member rank through steady posting (and then, I suppose, starting to post links) - or maybe only trying to get full member so his website link shows in his profile (but then why be stupid enough to continue posting after that?)

Anyway, thanks for the pointer. Going to see what the overlords think of this. :)

I've noticed him, and my moderator sense (like the spidey sense ) has been tingling, but I just couldn't put a finger on it since I don't read all the previous posts. So I brushed it off as a false alarm.

26. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Sorry ladies. This topic just reminds me of a trip I took with a girlfriend a long time ago.

She was a hair-dryer maniac, and one particular conversation went as follows:

Me: "Okay, let's go and see the sites of Venice"

Her: "I just have to do my hair first"

Me: "Huh, you did your hair this morning"

Her: "But that was this morning"

Me: "Does it matter?"

Her: "You'd let me go out looking like this?"

Me: "I can't see what's wrong with the way you look."

Her: "I can't believe you"

Me: "Well I can't believe you'd put your hair as a priority over seeing the site of Venice. I mean, we just got here and I'm busting to go out"

BBBRRRRRRRR - hurricane noise of hairdryer

Her: "You're always impatient"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Me: "When it comes to a 30 minute hair dryer session twice a day, yeah, I am impatient"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Her: "Well, that's your problem"

BBBRRRRRRRR

Me: "Not for long if I can help it" (our relationship was deteriorating quite quickly at this point)

Later than night, we broke up. I jumped ship into a passing gondola and met this amazing Brazilian girl. Spent a fantastic time with her that resulted in a trip to Rio.

I know this sounds really slack on my part, but this girl was a nut. She got bitten by a dog in Greece and, along with a whole host of things, this was apparently my fault.

I'm not a fan of hairdryers after that (unless they can be switched on and thrown into a bath)

That's a classic! I feel for you, now. ;)

27. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

Honestly clarife, what this comes down to is what kind of traveller are you?!

I've found loosely speaking there are a couple of types of traveller with a spectrum in between...

One will take care about their appearance, always find the parties, go shopping in every city (whilst still taking in the sites mind) and loosely speaking live travelling the way they would live at home.

The other is focused on the hardcore, fitting only essentials in the pack and not caring about how they look and whilst still capable of finding and going to parties, they are an altogether different kind of party.

nothing wrong with either way but it comes down to personal choice...

personally Id say get a cheap fold up that you dont mind ditching if you find you dont use it,

happy travels

mim

28. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting mim

personally Id say get a cheap fold up that you dont mind ditching if you find you dont use it,

Now thats the best suggestion l have read on this thread yet - l may even follow that advice myself!!!!!!!!

29. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Purdy

Quoting mim

personally Id say get a cheap fold up that you dont mind ditching if you find you dont use it,

Now thats the best suggestion l have read on this thread yet - l may even follow that advice myself!!!!!!!!

Fold up girlfriend, or fold up hairdryer?

30. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Quoting Purdy

Quoting mim

personally Id say get a cheap fold up that you dont mind ditching if you find you dont use it,

Now thats the best suggestion l have read on this thread yet - l may even follow that advice myself!!!!!!!!

Fold up girlfriend, or fold up hairdryer?

Depends on the amount of hot air spouted!!!!!!!!!