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To be smiling but still feeling sorry for the student whose papers are blowing out of the window?

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ripsishere Thu 04-Oct-12 05:42:16

Nothing I can do about it, their flat is opposite mine. In common with every else in the block, their windows are wide open and a storm is raging.
Every couple of minutes I see another batch of handwritten papers blowing about.

Chubfuddler Thu 04-Oct-12 05:45:48

Oh dear. Why on earth are all the windows open? When I was a student I was perpetually cold.

ripsishere Thu 04-Oct-12 05:52:05

It's because we are in Malaysia. Not a chance to get remotely cold.
Still flying, less now though. Poor bugger.

WofflingOn Thu 04-Oct-12 05:58:41

You are smiling?

ripsishere Thu 04-Oct-12 06:03:09

It's pretty and, my washing is drying very quickly. And, it could be one of the bleeders that plays, what sounds like, chinese thrash metal.

Euphemia Thu 04-Oct-12 06:36:09

How about going out and trying to pick some up, rather than indulging your schadenfreude on MN? hmm

Dappylittlemomma Thu 04-Oct-12 06:42:31

Picking all the papers up you can find and returning them would be something to smile about, why not do something kind rather trying to convince yourself you feel sorry for someone's misfortune you are laughing at?

HecateHarshPants Thu 04-Oct-12 06:42:38

oh the poor thing. They'll have worked so hard!

ripsishere Thu 04-Oct-12 06:45:50

They live in a block of flats about 30 metros away, surrounded by a high wall.

Euphemia Thu 04-Oct-12 06:54:36

So where have the papers gone? In their garden? Over the wall?

bamboostalks Thu 04-Oct-12 06:54:57

You sound a bit odd. Grinning away at someone's misfortune.

SoupDragon Thu 04-Oct-12 07:20:40

I think it says a lot about you that you are smiling about someone else's hard work being ruined.

ripsishere Thu 04-Oct-12 07:26:56

Sorry. I am probably a bit odd as well as being a bit tired. Their bloody music kept me awake till around 3 this morning.

MarjorieAntrobus Thu 04-Oct-12 07:27:11

How're you doing there, Rips? Funny place, KL. Much to smile about. grin

I return there next week. Looking forward to the sunshine.

MarjorieAntrobus Thu 04-Oct-12 07:27:40

X posted with you

ripsishere Thu 04-Oct-12 07:42:19

It is what it is Marjorie. We are finally getting a car tomorrow. Where we live there just aren't enough taxi's to go round. We have a set of six blocks of flats, mainly students in the other four. I think I could make a mint out of running them to Giant and back.

MarjorieAntrobus Thu 04-Oct-12 07:50:52

Good, a car will make a huge difference. DH usually has the car in KL - he needs it to get to work - but for a couple of months earlier in the summer I hired a car myself because the DCs had a lot going on. I was surprised how much I loved it, because I thought I was getting by OK with taxis and the LRT.

ripsishere Thu 04-Oct-12 08:02:08

We don't live anywhere near the LRT, we're out in the sticks. Apparently one is coming in two years time. I imagine we'll be long gone.

quirrelquarrel Thu 04-Oct-12 09:06:48

Big frown at the title/
Bigger frown on opening thread hmm

MummyPig24 Thu 04-Oct-12 09:29:06

What a mean thing to do, taking pleasure in someone elses misfortune is rather cruel.

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