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Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:29 pm
by insideout
Enough of the whining and moaning already, we need a happy thread to counterbalance the 'things we hate' thread! :lol:

This made me happy this afternoon! -

Was typing an important e-mail to a company, something along the lines of....

'Please find my CV attached'

Anyway, i had finished writing the e-mail, forgot to attach the file and pressed send. :shock: :oops: :?

This was all done on hotmail, which saved my ass. They now have a service which detects the word 'attachment' and if you try to send the e-mail without attaching anything to the e-mail it will prompt you as to whether you still want to send the e-mail despite the fact you haven't attached anything to it!!

So thank you hotmail for saving me from looking like a helmet! :lol: simple things i know!

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:47 pm
by Poo Stance
Hmmmm. Something small, something that makes me happy...

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:47 pm
by Poo Stance
PS. You get my PM?

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:22 pm
by surfrat
people saying thank you....good old fashioned manners. it doesn't take much

the 2 mins i stood outside a shop waiting for the mrs with the sun on my face and actually feeling warm

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:40 pm
by defever
Two happy things happened today:

Got my payslip today (not paid until Friday though), 1% increase on my salary back dated from August 2012! I wasn't much after tax, but nice to have a pay "backdated"

I always say thank you to everyone. I went to the usual small Tesco (sorry, there's nothing else around) this morning for my breakfast bakery. I know most of the staff there through my regular visits but I don't chat to them like "mates". At the end of transaction, I said "thank you" as usual. And the staff said "aww, you're always polite". She made my day. I don't say "thank you" for this reason, but it was nice to be appreciated for my small gesture.

Thanks insideout for starting a happy thread. ha.

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:26 pm
by Philshoz
surfrat wrote:people saying thank you....good old fashioned manners. it doesn't take much

the 2 mins i stood outside a shop waiting for the mrs with the sun on my face and actually feeling warm


Thank you for sharing

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:49 pm
by surfrat
i should put that in context....
it was in Ilfracombe so i was outside a pub midday and the warm feeling was piss running down my leg....

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:10 pm
by Chris F
I always say thanks to son's nursery teachers when I pick him up, I've noticed I'm the only parent who does. It must be a hard job dealing with 20 or so 3 year olds every day, and I appreciate him getting handed back in one piece.

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:30 pm
by Black
Chris F wrote:I always say thanks to son's nursery teachers when I pick him up, I've noticed I'm the only parent who does. It must be a hard job dealing with 20 or so 3 year olds every day, and I appreciate him getting handed back in one piece.

I helped out a few times at nursery many years ago, it was pretty much hell, some of the children were awful. I always remember one girl from a particularly poor household, when I passed her something she looked me in the eye and said "Thank you!" - after that I made sure she never missed out on anything. Its amazing how manners can help.

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:06 pm
by JayP
This thread! :-D

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:22 pm
by Qasiel
I'm a sucker for good manners too. It is such a little thing but often overlooked these days, so it's always quite nice when someone says a "please" or a "thank you", especially when you're not expecting it.

Also, I'm just about to finish my shift and I have a nice 6 days off ahead of me which makes me a very happy man - Studying, a bit of gaming and some time in the pool (sorting out my paddle strength/stamina ahead of my next Cornwall trip in a couple of months) is making me grin steadily!

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:45 pm
by ATTMFKH
microdots :laughing6:

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:11 pm
by Underdog
Great thread.
One old bloke smiling at these posts;
and determind to try to "share the stoke" when shopping with the Mrs tomorrow.

Thank you.

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:26 pm
by PapaWoolacombe
Thank-yous and positive comments are rare for sure. Everyones quick to complain never to complement which is why it was so great to have so many people leaving public positive feedback and thanks after an event we ran last year.
yay!

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:00 am
by flacky
One of my regular clients, favourite by a mile, has passed me some work this week. 3 banners. "What do you want on them?" "Up to you, whatever you fancy"... Pretty wow....

Today, the guy who gives me the bread and butter workload comments on a few jobs I did recently then drops a bottle of vino on my desk, which I'm 3/4 of the way through...

Chuffeded I am...

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:06 pm
by Philshoz
Logging on to the Screwfix site to be met with a banner saying 'We now ship to Europe'

Small thing but making me very happy.................... 8) :-D

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:15 pm
by ATTMFKH
^^ pleased for you ............. always have a copy of the catalogue nearby for sitting on the gary glitter..... educational 8)

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:28 am
by Vince Noir
Realising that you have to have rump steak for breakfast cos the bacon and sausages arent defrosted

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:30 am
by Chris F
flacky wrote:then drops a bottle of vino on my desk, which I'm 3/4 of the way through...



drinking at work??

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:29 pm
by waxer00
kind responses to my posts^^^^cheers lad :D .
also........giving in general,any type of giving. be it time ,manners, money or material things.but i guess it`s not small if it makes us feel good?

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:42 pm
by Matt Rose
Ive known this old fella Mick for about a year, real uncle Buck sort of character, odd job kind of bloke, trees felled, logs allsorts. I promised him a load of scrap from work if it ever comes up, about two weeks ago we had loads so I called him the night before and arranged with him to collect it in the morning which he did. I got a text later that afternoon saying 'when I get home, check the path at the side of my house theres something there for you' Got home and theres 30 large well seasoned rounds of hard wood. Hed also gone on a 25 mile round trip out of his way to drop them off :angel4:

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:15 pm
by Chris F
Vince Noir wrote:Realising that you have to have rump steak for breakfast cos the bacon and sausages arent defrosted


I had cheerios :-(

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:45 pm
by ATTMFKH
Chris F wrote:
Vince Noir wrote:Realising that you have to have rump steak for breakfast cos the bacon and sausages arent defrosted


I had cheerios :-(


:lol: :lol: Honey Nut ? Wonder if there's kids in your house :mrgreen:

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:17 pm
by Chris F
You reckon? Yesterday I asked him what he wanted and he insisted on Fruit and Fibre. So got the last of the box, hence I got the cheerios today.

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:57 pm
by shackattack2
Coming back from a dawny to see breakie and a cuppa tea waiting :P

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:58 pm
by shackattack2
Bodysurfing little shorebreak barrells

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:16 am
by Philshoz
Hearing a song and through cunning and endeavour (last weeks Top Gear http://forums.finalgear.com/wts-tg-season-19/19x01-january-27th-2013-a-55167/ ) FINALLY fiding it.

David Holmes - I Heard Wonders

Was also used in the Olympics, Beckham scooting along the Thames................... 8) :-) :-D :-D

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:52 am
by flacky
His album "This Film's Crap Let's Slash the Seats" still one of my favourites.

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:25 am
by Chris F
Philshoz wrote:Hearing a song and through cunning and endeavour (last weeks Top Gear http://forums.finalgear.com/wts-tg-season-19/19x01-january-27th-2013-a-55167/ ) FINALLY fiding it.



have you got a smart phone or tablet? the Shazam app is excellent for this.

Re: Small things that make us happy

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:34 am
by Philshoz
Chris F wrote:
Philshoz wrote:Hearing a song and through cunning and endeavour (last weeks Top Gear http://forums.finalgear.com/wts-tg-season-19/19x01-january-27th-2013-a-55167/ ) FINALLY fiding it.



have you got a smart phone or tablet? the Shazam app is excellent for this.


See things I hate post, couldn't open Shazam in time. Have you tried musicXmatch Chris?