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We've all at some point had our eye on someone who it turns out is either taken or not playing for the same team as we do. This happened last night when I was ouy for a friens birthday and was hoping to chat with a friend of a friend and see if it went anywhere, we've known eachother a while but never really see eachother so I saw no harm in trying. Anyways I conceeded defeat when someone asked her where her boyfriend was as there was no point in hoping it would go any further than just a conversation.

This reminded me of a very simple wristband type system I co-created last summer to help identify those who are available. Consisting of 6 colours (3 for relationship status, and 3 for sexuality), the wearer would choose one of each, or perhaps only one as I shall now explain.

Red, orange and green. These indicate their availabilty to others. Green - single and open to the idea of being chatted up. Orange - open relationship but still wouldn't refuse a bit of attention from others. Red - in a relationship or otherwise not interested in anyone chatting them up at all.

Pink, blue and purple. These indicate sexuality. Pink - an interest in guys, while pink would probably be assosciated with an interest in females it can also be seen as a bit of a gay colour and the idea of using it to attract female attention seems a bit odd in my opinion. Blue - an interest in girls. Purple - an interest in both.

Personally I think this is a great idea, and although it wouldn't stop the type of people that are drawn to those who are in a relationship it would definitly go some way to helping to limit it.

You've never been to a traffic light party like of've students and ozzys (1 on neighbours few days ago) also you might like to know in 80's homosexuals had different coulered handkerchiefs to say what they liked so its been done before but is a little dated.

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Funnily enough I've heard something about the hanky thing before, didnt really remember anything about it though. I still think something needs to be done to combat this chatting up problem though.

Sounds like something off the Nazis....

clearly they teach a different kind of history these days, in my day it was all about how they went about killing and taking over etc, nothing whatsoever to do with people dating ;)

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Personally I think this is a great idea, .

I don't !! I can't help thinking you do FAR too much thinking !! Basically, at the end of the day, all anyone can do is get into conversation, hope there is a "click", then just ask if they are "otherwise engaged", or not?!

I can't help thinking wearing "orange and green" to indicate availability would open someone up to all sorts of unwanted attention. People assume too much at the best of times without your colour-coded schemes!! :!::!:

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I refer you to this which you said merely 2 sentences previously.....

Did you know that trees actually have vibrations? There are some people who believe that you can ask a tree for help with your problems, and if you sit there long enough, you will inwardly know the answer/solution.

If possible, I am going to make an attempt at this this coming weekend (preferably not in thundery rain).

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Attended interview from Hell. Too far out. Would have to walk 15 mins there and back in pouring rain AFTER 2 bus journeys.

Their interview on-line application said you would get travel expenses back. Er... you don't. So I am £9.00 out of pocket in taxi fares. Challenged the HR woman about it, and she wouldn't refund the travel.

So, once I had calmed down, wound up @ the pool. Customer service from HELL in the cafe, so went out to front desk and insisted on seeing the manager. So, I have logged my complaint, and they are gonna ring me back tomorrow. Manager actually offered me a complimentary coffee as well, as he said I looked so cross !! :hahaha:

Anyhow, felt good to stand up to things, even if only one of the complaints got sorted. :hahaha:

#godimgood(sometimes)

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Ok. So we were going for a house viewing early may. so, now i find out the area has been compared to the gaza strip, with inflatable hippos in the windows. seems rather than have windows repaired, people stick inflatable shapes in the holes. So, this viewing is gonna need cancelled. Will have to sort all this out tomorrow.

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Bare with me, this is gonna be long...

I was applying for jobs lastnight on the BristolJobs website and got a call back from one of the employers this morning. I'd missed it, so I called them back.

It was Mantra Marketing. The lady on the phone asked me if I'd applied for a job in Customer Services, which I had. So she said, eventhough it was probably her colleague who called me, and she didn't actually have my CV in front of her, she could take over anyway. So she asked me abit about my work background, and said that I was probably called to attend an interview.

She asked if I could come in today, but I've got plans and it very short notice, so I declined. She then asked me about coming in Monday, which was fine. It would give me time to do some research on the company, get my clothes ready, and just generally prepare myself. And as she kept dodging the subject of what's actually involved, what the company provides, and what the pay rates are, etc, I was feeling very hesitant by the end of the call.

Upon doing research, I've found out that it's basically *not* the office job I applied for. It's all about commission via door-to-door sales, and/or standing around Bristol in fundraising vests bugging people their for money and card details (it all depends what company they have you supporting at the time). =/

Apparently, everyone gets an interview with them, everyone gets hired, and everyone quits within a week or two when they're finally given the truth about their job. And when you read their "Business Development Programme" on their own site, it's very obviously just another pyramid scheme. =/

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Cannot help thinking this should go in the 'what rocks' section, as you have had lucky escape there. your instincts told you there was something wrong. have you tried approaching recruitment agencies. You can get names and number from yell.com for your area.

Hmm, you might be right. Hehe!! And yeah, I've been looking up a few agencies now. =)

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Found the new tv I want, seems like a good price as well so I went to buy it yesterday only for the guy in the shop to tell me it wouldn't fit in my car. Now faced with the decision of whether I should go for the delivery option, potentially spending all day stuck in the house on my week off, hiring a van (bit OTT) to go and get it tomorrow, or whether I really want to be buying it at all.

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