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NeedACleverNN Thu 21-Apr-16 12:32:13

Have a bad back or aching muscles?

Sod buying an expensive massager.

A child's toy car (the metal hot wheels type) is a perfect tool.

Discovered it today and my God does it feel nice

dowhatnow Thu 21-Apr-16 12:38:36

Have a samsung phone? Text without taking your fingers off the screen except between words. Whizz your finger roughly in the direction of each letter and hey presto your text is written in a fraction of the time.

Aps can be downloaded for other phones to do the same thing.

dowhatnow Thu 21-Apr-16 12:39:41


LittleMachine Thu 21-Apr-16 12:41:28

Really NN? What do you do with it? My DH is having a terrible time with his back.

NeedACleverNN Thu 21-Apr-16 12:45:56

Just "drive" the car. I did it to my dh in a jokey manner and he actually groaned cos it felt nice.

Did it to me and I actually have aching sore muscles in my back and it felt lovely. Pressed harder where it was tight

hairymelonwalton Thu 21-Apr-16 18:05:02

a paint roller does a good job on an aching back as well

NeedACleverNN Thu 21-Apr-16 18:05:58

Don't have any paint rollers but we have plenty of toy cars. Dd loves them

I have heard of using tennis balls for the arches of your feet though

winchester1 Thu 21-Apr-16 18:08:01

Oh my toddler does this driving his car or my shoulders its lovely.

CakeNinja Thu 21-Apr-16 18:08:45

If you have paperwork that needs dealing with, piles of stuff that needs tending to, throw it all in the bin. If it's that important, someone will write to you again.

Disclaimer, please don't use my tip if you are in serious danger of repossession/having your leccy cut off/need to make an appointment.

MeanwhileHighAboveTheField Thu 21-Apr-16 18:10:30

Is that really true? The texting thing! It is !

MeanwhileHighAboveTheField Thu 21-Apr-16 18:10:57

Mine is a windows phone

NeedACleverNN Thu 21-Apr-16 18:13:18

I think the texting thing only works on Samsung unless you download an app. Don't know which one though.

And good job you added a disclaimer cakeninja

I don't think telling the baliffs you threw their letter in the bin because some one on mn told you to will work grin

swarley Thu 21-Apr-16 18:15:31

Get yourself a road map T-shirt, hours of fun right there grin

Elevader Thu 21-Apr-16 18:15:34

The app is called Swiftkey

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 21-Apr-16 18:16:01

<shudders> creepy guy in halls used to allocate a toy car to his female friends

not sure he ever got to use them mind....everyone was horrified at his general sleaziness

and google keyboard does the swiping thing.

TheChippendenSpook Thu 21-Apr-16 18:16:22

The texting thing works on my LG :-)

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 21-Apr-16 18:16:32

You could superglue a lot of cars to your bedroom wall and then rub your back against all the wheels.
That would be amazing. The draw back being that it would be time consuming to construct and your son will be in floods of tears when he sees what you've done with his Hot Wheels collection grin

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 21-Apr-16 18:16:58

the original app is called Swype (i think)

CakeNinja Thu 21-Apr-16 18:18:31

I don't think telling the baliffs you threw their letter in the bin because some one on mn told you to will work

Well quite, I don't want to go getting anyone into trouble! But it's quite cathartic grin

NeedACleverNN Thu 21-Apr-16 18:20:30

Is it bad I'm actually considering that t-shirt?

your son will be in floods of tears when he sees what you've done with his Hot Wheels collection

I think my 3 year old daughter would scream bloody murder at me instead of cry.

rogueantimatter Thu 21-Apr-16 18:39:35

Magnesium oil sprayed on and rubbed in is also very good.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 21-Apr-16 18:44:13

Sorry, for calling your daughter a boy!
Thinking about it, by the time you've finished gluing 58 cars to the wall your back will be knackered anyway.
Go with the t shirt, it's not a bad look wink

Witchend Thu 21-Apr-16 18:49:14

Have you considered collecting a lot of little metal bottle tops and nailing them upside down to the floor? This will give you the sensation of....

Walking on little metal bottle tops nailed upside down to the floor.
(thank Flanders and Swann for that idea)

NeedACleverNN Thu 21-Apr-16 18:49:36

Yeah. Least I can sit down with the tshirt

Would look a bit like a bear scratching a tree trunk if I glued cars to the wall

CigarsofthePharoahs Thu 21-Apr-16 18:54:13

Did this happen on an episode of Friends? smile
The swipe thing works on both my Android devices. It's a little bit hit and miss though, but perhaps I have fat fingers.
My tip is that whenever I find a good product on Amazon Marketplace, I google the company to find their direct website. You can usually get the goods cheaper.

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