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Mine was an email which said this and had this link
What a super dog!
(i just wanted to post the link really)
I was meant to phone him back
or a guy dressed up? starting to look suspicious
on a scooter, but the wink at the end confirmed he was ok. JUMPY!
Meal is booked for two, be
at our house for one.
his reasoning being that if it's important, they'll phone him
and they end up in my facebook feed. so i never talk to him
Don't think it was this year. Might have been the year before.
It went straight in the bin.
Not even a fiver to buy some sweets with.
What a fucking joke.
It worked , thanks son!
Now can you help my gmail is slow to appear as I type?
i got a text saying 'ROB IS THIS WORKING' two days ago from his new phone. Replied no, and he phoned up cross telling me I was being arrogant.
he sent to my girlfriend. She's going to borrow his Kindle and he was asking if there were any books she wanted him to download for her.
I wanted to go and visit him this summer - I've got a half-brother and half-sister I've never met- but my mum wouldn't let me.
It was easier not to go.
and he's put me on to some good music before, but my mum understandably doesn't want to hear about him, because he left whilst she was pregnant with me. I've no reason to piss her off, so it was better not to go. Anything for an easy life.
It isn't sarcastic.
didn't reply '!' 'xxxxx'
but one of his stock responses is 'Brill', which I like.
Never been a VICTIM, THAT MOLESTER JUST KILLED THAT CHILD DREAMS.what kinda world are we living in,u ppl need FUCKN counselling,Before u react to every action, Put yourself in that person shoes and think what would I do? ( Idiots)
I know when I phone he's gonna have a cob on about it.
Can't be dealing with it.
And discussed dates for me to go and visit.
It's not bad to be fair.
I had just thanked him for sending me on the football results as I couldn't see them as I was on a bus journey. We mostly text each other sports results, that's it. I see him regularly enough to be fair.
Hear from you then.
Haven't bothered yet though.
because I said my new flat was nice and I was enjoying watching the wildlife in the garden.
to say he'd been ill but not to worry about it he was getting better and he hoped we'd get together at some point in the near future.
next communication was from his wife leaving a message on the answering machine telling us he was dead.
thats so sad.
i really didnt mean to reduce the thread to misery - assumed someone would bants the shit out of my post. but instead you were all sympathetic and lovely. sorry for spoiling the fun you awesome types. x
that's the stuff.
"Please stop fucking my wife just for DiS shabs and bants."
ok will try to ring then.
(which he must have done, cos it's not been six weeks since we spoke)
My favourite text exchange is this from when I was at Latitude:
Dad: I hope you are all safely back home. Dad
Me: Still here, as there are a few more bands. Leaving in the morning.
Dad: Keep on rocking then.
how's the ribs?
"Hi Kiki I'm here, phone me when you can"
he's just got back from holiday
Got his name ('dad') written on a house warming card by mum last month
Ok. Enjoy your holiday. Nice weather where we are in Akureyri
I speak to him (and my mum) every week, and text my mum if I need to get a message through. The last text conversation was confirming the dates of the holiday they're on.
'Now, you look after your mother, son' or 'you stay in school, work hard' etc. Not 'Who's winning the premier league?'
I phoned him about an hour ago to moan about my Sister being rubbish.
via skype like a week ago. Not yet replied.
'Hello Dan, Dad here...'
Turned out to be an office hand me down, nice one Dad.
I've just been kicked out by my step mum for leaving my window open when I went to work (that's all there is to the story, honest) so I was essentially homeless, had to kip on a friends floor.
Needed a laptop cos my computer can't connect wirelessly, was gonna get one on a buy now pay later kinda deal from Argos but he told me not too. I asked if he would help me out with it and I would pay him back monthly, same kinda deal just not with a finance place and he came up with the "I'll give you one for free" bs. I don't even care if he couldn't help me by just lending me the money (which isn't a big thing as he's minted) but the dude just palms old shit off all the time which hardly works. I'm just bitter.
especially old ones
A few months after he died my mum found a little Arsenal week planner thing, in which for a whole year he'd written little one-line descriptions of that day's activities, without telling any of us, e.g. 'LOVELY DAY IN THE COTSWOLDS WITH SAL' (he was an engineer and couldn't write lower case).
The last one was on Christmas Day, and read 'BEN SURPRISED US ALL BY ANNOUNCING HIS ENGAGEMENT TO SARA' (I'm Ben). So I suppose that's the last correspondence I received from him.
"M25 closed junction 3 to 6 clockwise. You need junction 7 for Brighton. I should delay your journey."
My Dad's texts are very functional.
most recent one: "film starts at 3.2opm will pick u up at 2.30 ok"
one from my birthday "hav 2 do ur birthday wen u get bak then. av a good time x"
and other ones are usually just telling me about new bands that i should look into. i like how he sounds like a teenager.
as we got a taxi for cheap on the way back from the train station one day.
"i heard on radio 2 that tame impala are at glastonbury!" (we went to see them in june together)
this is a fun game
"Who or what is Shabba Ranks?"
glad to hear you are back in UK safe. See u soon. Dad."
"I just want you to know that we are here for you, but we will be away from 4th - 25th Oct."
Sorry about your dumping.
Several weeks ago he sent back all the photocopies of my school reports that I sent him when I was a kid. No note in there, so don't really know the reasoning behind it. Could be a way of reaching out or a "fuck you"...no idea.
The sad/ironic thing was that there was also a letter written by my childhood self saying "Dear Daddy, here are the reports you asked for. Phone soon! XXX".
I fixed the folk's central heating last night and (fortunately) it came on as planned at 6 this morning.
My dad says "good stuff" an awful lot. As do I thanks to him.
"We on the ship d"
The last correspondence from my Mum was letting me know that she'd died*.
I should probably start a happier round of correspondence soon.
(* She was in her mid-90s, so fortunately this was sad but as unsad as possible, if you know what I mean - long and happy life)
Why not send an email or text asking how everyone is doing? that would be a nice thing to do.
(I have spoken to Mum since then now that I think about it)
I was busy.
Except they'd just had dinner so he kept nodding off.
Where are you, still stuck in diversion? This is <sister's name> by the way. god this phone is shite. shall we order for you? x
Last email from dad is:
Dear <first name> <middle name that he insists on using>,
Thank you for forwarding your interesting article on the forthcoming changes to SDLT in Scotland. The new Land and Buildings Transacton Tax looks a bit of a muddle! What are they playing at?
His secretary will probably have typed this.
The only reason me and my dad would correspond on that subject is if they were proposing to change the licensing hours
We only write when I'm sending him something like that.
Don't really have that sort of common ground with my old man. We get on great but the conversation usually centres around sport, DIY, and ale. Oh, and my choice in women
My dad and I will talk about anything and everything, especially when drink has been taken. Which is why I feel like death this week after staying up late talking shite with him over brandy on sunday and monday nights.
My dad's great. I feel very lucky
has made my hangover one of those emotional ones
wir sind jetzt im Flughafen bei Newcastle und fliegen ab nach Dusseldorf in ungefehr 20 minuten, aufwiedersehn pets !!!!
YEAH YOU'RE GOING ON HOLIDAY WE GET IT
but the image is upside down. I've told him that it's upside down.
proper dadjoke there no offence
the post didn't come today