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1 minute ago, The Moonster said:

Sorry, I'm intrigued now, what town does she think Bonhill is part of? :lol:

 

Alexandria. She basically thinks everything west of Dumbarton is Alexandria until you hit Balloch. Renton? That's Alexandria.

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1 hour ago, The Moonster said:

I mean, I have heard people say "I'm heading out the Vale" when referring to Alexandria but to deny that the town is called that is baffling stuff. Probably not helped by the hospital being called the Vale of Leven and being in the town.

Not very exciting but in keeping with the VoL/Alexandria/VoLH mix ups  - my brother was once interviewed by German customs coming into Munich from Saudi due to having his birthplace as Alexandria.  Thankfully, his German is impeccable so was able to explain that it was Alexandria in the 'Vale rather than Egypt. 

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Accelerates towards red lights then brakes late. Absolutely baffling and infuriating. And insists that she doesn't. She always has.
Saturday morning we had a full blown row as she insisted that a town near our house isn't called Alexandria, it's actually called the Vale of Leven she says. On asking her why then would the town signs say "Alexandria" and explaining to her that the whole area is called the Vale of Leven and contains several towns including Alexandria as it's a valley with the river Leven in it she insisted I was wrong. Her evidence? "I've lived here for most of my life". Apparently explaining that this only makes it more incredible that she doesn't know the names of the area and gets them backwards is apparently me being unreasonable. We then went down a whole rabbit hole where she insisted that the neighbouring towns and villages are all parts of Alexandria as well despite all having their own names, that Alexandria is the whole district and the town name signs saying Alexandria are "just to tell you where you are, the town is actually called Vale of Leven". And my online map and wikipedia evidence is wrong as it can be edited. How can you not know where you live or what it's called?
To be honest i always thought Alexandria was in Egypt. Could be Vale of Egypt though.
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14 minutes ago, mathematics said:

Pete that’s eerily similar to Mrs Mathematics putting Glasgow as the city in her address, because “bishopbriggs isn’t a city”.

Anyone who does internet retail in Scotland will tell you that there are a lot of deluded people who insist they live in Glasgow or Edinburgh, despite their official address being listed as Grangemouth or Bathgate.

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2 hours ago, mathematics said:

Pete that’s eerily similar to Mrs Mathematics putting Glasgow as the city in her address, because “bishopbriggs isn’t a city”.

I noticed a Pie and Bovril user post on Twitter the other day about Rangers fans trashing the city and him being a proud glaswegian. He's born and bred in East Dunbartonshire, specifically Bishopbriggs. Ripped my knitting so it did. But he's a thistle fan and famous VL so it's no surprise.

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So it's currently  14 degrees Celsius in Motherwell. Nearly a heatwave. The sun is streaming in the front window making the living room even warmer. The missus comes home and first thing she does is turn the heating on full bung. Not right in the feckin heid.

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Accelerates towards red lights then brakes late. Absolutely baffling and infuriating. And insists that she doesn't. She always has.
Saturday morning we had a full blown row as she insisted that a town near our house isn't called Alexandria, it's actually called the Vale of Leven she says. On asking her why then would the town signs say "Alexandria" and explaining to her that the whole area is called the Vale of Leven and contains several towns including Alexandria as it's a valley with the river Leven in it she insisted I was wrong. Her evidence? "I've lived here for most of my life". Apparently explaining that this only makes it more incredible that she doesn't know the names of the area and gets them backwards is apparently me being unreasonable. We then went down a whole rabbit hole where she insisted that the neighbouring towns and villages are all parts of Alexandria as well despite all having their own names, that Alexandria is the whole district and the town name signs saying Alexandria are "just to tell you where you are, the town is actually called Vale of Leven". And my online map and wikipedia evidence is wrong as it can be edited. How can you not know where you live or what it's called?
If she doesn't accept Google Maps or Wiki, what about OS Maps? Or is she so far down a blind alley that she's not going to accept any sort of reason?
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23 minutes ago, Archie McSquackle said:
8 hours ago, Sweet Pete said:
Accelerates towards red lights then brakes late. Absolutely baffling and infuriating. And insists that she doesn't. She always has.
Saturday morning we had a full blown row as she insisted that a town near our house isn't called Alexandria, it's actually called the Vale of Leven she says. On asking her why then would the town signs say "Alexandria" and explaining to her that the whole area is called the Vale of Leven and contains several towns including Alexandria as it's a valley with the river Leven in it she insisted I was wrong. Her evidence? "I've lived here for most of my life". Apparently explaining that this only makes it more incredible that she doesn't know the names of the area and gets them backwards is apparently me being unreasonable. We then went down a whole rabbit hole where she insisted that the neighbouring towns and villages are all parts of Alexandria as well despite all having their own names, that Alexandria is the whole district and the town name signs saying Alexandria are "just to tell you where you are, the town is actually called Vale of Leven". And my online map and wikipedia evidence is wrong as it can be edited. How can you not know where you live or what it's called?

If she doesn't accept Google Maps or Wiki, what about OS Maps? Or is she so far down a blind alley that she's not going to accept any sort of reason?

My wife has been beyond reason for years

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9 minutes ago, Sweet Pete said:

My wife has been beyond reason for years

Have you given much consideration to slipping into a pair of comedically large Doc Martens, taking a 40 yard run up and absolutely thunderhoofing her in the pie like your life depended on it?

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