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Things that pee you off

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Oztalgian, thanks for the clarification. I got the wrong end of the stick. (Hopefully the Aussie batsmen will do the same come Thursday).

 

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As a teacher the things that really pee me off are . 

 

Children swinging on their chairs and wanting a drink constantly.

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It seems to be a thing these days that you have to be FULLY hydrated at all times..... from joggers down to schoolchildren.  I wonder how us oldies coped when we were at school (only a water fountain at playtime and dinner time or just drinking from the washbasin taps)  and in the holidays, when I was running about playing outside with my friends, I never carried a water bottle - I just had a big drink of water or squash when I got back home!   

With all the extra fluids the schoolkids get through, I hope they aren't always needing to go to the loo in lesson time!

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Surely for normal healthy people your body systems tell you when you’re thirsty. I think it’s just a way of showing others how trendy you think you are if you feel it necessary to overtly carry a water bottle.

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6 minutes ago, MargieH said:

It seems to be a thing these days that you have to be FULLY hydrated at all times..... from joggers down to schoolchildren.  I wonder how us oldies coped when we were at school (only a water fountain at playtime and dinner time or just drinking from the washbasin taps)  and in the holidays, when I was running about playing outside with my friends, I never carried a water bottle - I just had a big drink of water or squash when I got back home!   

With all the extra fluids the schoolkids get through, I hope they aren't always needing to go to the loo in lesson time!

Hi Margi, 

 

It was the same when I was school    only allowed a drink at playtime and lunch.

I do try and limit how much they drink

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Phil, it's a marketing thing as well.  Our granddaughter has a very posh water container.  Apparently they are in several designs and 'EVERYONE' has got one'.   

 

Amy, you'll have to be careful if you try and enforce  limited drink rules - human rights and all that...

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1 minute ago, MargieH said:

Phil, it's a marketing thing as well.  Our granddaughter has a very posh water container.  Apparently they are in several designs and 'EVERYONE' has got one'.   

Don’t even start on bottle flipping 

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1 hour ago, Amy92 said:

As a teacher the things that really pee me off are . 

 

Children swinging on their chairs and wanting a drink constantly.

 

The job does bring its rewards :(

Welcome Amy 92 hope you enoy this site.

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13 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

Surely for normal healthy people your body systems tell you when you’re thirsty. I think it’s just a way of showing others how trendy you think you are if you feel it necessary to overtly carry a water bottle.

 

Phil apparently when you are thirsty you are aready dehydrated. The hospital has told me I MUST drink at least 2 litres a day. Difficult sometimes but I always have to carry a bottle of water in my bag.

I certainly dont feel trendy. Out and about in this heat without water or a bar nearby is suicide. Besides tv says every day KEEP HYDRATED.

We weren't aware of the problems dehydration can cause years ago. I never used to even think about drinking but now I drink water also during the night.

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11 minutes ago, nonnaB said:

 

Phil apparently when you are thirsty you are aready dehydrated. The hospital has told me I MUST drink at least 2 litres a day. Difficult sometimes but I always have to carry a bottle of water in my bag.

I certainly dont feel trendy. Out and about in this heat without water or a bar nearby is suicide. Besides tv says every day KEEP HYDRATED.

We weren't aware of the problems dehydration can cause years ago. I never used to even think about drinking but now I drink water also during the night.

Current medical studies say you should only drink when you feel thirsty.

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Yes but how many medical studies are there? You can 't believe them all. My advice is repeated from oncology so thats what I try to do. Sometimes drinking when I'm thirsty just isn't enough to quench my thirst. Everyone is different and have their own views.

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You’ve only physically got room for so much liquid. If I fill the car up to the top the pumps stops to save it from spilling. Do you you drink until it pours out of your mouth?

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Drink as much as you feel you need to but please use a refillable bottle. Buying bottled water in a blow moulded single use plastic bottle is not good for the environment and stupidly expensive too.

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No I go to the loo a bit more:rotfl:

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For every 'study' that says this or that there is one that says the other...

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Apparently the average human stomach holds around a litre or a quart of liquid.

Some of the drinkers I knew must have processed it quickly because they had an amazing capacity for beer.

Any of you blokes heard the expression "breaking the seal". You can drink for quite a long time until you really need to go to the loo and after that first time you then have to go on a regular basis.

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I am told that it is necessary to drink as much liquid, preferably water, as I can manage but at least four litres a day. Part of my medication regimen is that I take a full dose diuretic tablet every morning to make me pee and reduce my water content (which it does profusely over the following 3 or so hours).

 

My thoughts are that it would be more logical not to imbibe all that water in the first place but, apparently not.

 

I am lucky, though, in that there are several springs (sources de l'eau) here (one on my own property) which provide infinite amounts of delicious, cold mountain water.

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Wish we did too but unfortunately to drink we have to use bottled water

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2 minutes ago, nonnaB said:

Wish we did too but unfortunately to drink we have to use bottled water

 

I think from now on you should ask my permission to have a drink or use the loo , don’t want you wasting  posting time

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