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Old 06-15-2017, 12:31 AM
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cellphones and a huge fire

It seems that the most important thing n the world is a cellphone. No matter where you are, there is somebody either talking or tapping a phone. In the street, on trains, buses, waiting rooms etc. I was walking along a beach and two young children about 3 years old were by the sea, while their mothers tapped their phones.
I presume evrybody has heard about that huge tower block fire in west London. I was watching an interview with a man who escaped that fire. He said he has lost everything and left only with the clothes he stands up in. He then said, I still have my phone.
I had to rerun that to make sure I heard correctly, and I did. So if you live in a tower block and the whole building has gone up like a matchstick, your neighbours are burned to toast and you are next, what do you do? Scream for help, try to help someboody, look for an escape route? Nooooo you do the most important thing in the world....you grab your fucking mobile phone!!!
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Old 06-15-2017, 1:15 AM
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That's a bit harsh.

Certainly we (or most of us) live in a world where we have to be "connected" via some form of mobile device.

Think about it - at least if you have your phone you can contact your family to let them know you are OK, also you can contact people you know that may be effected by the same circumstances.

Later, you can use it to contact the organisations such as insurance companies to start getting you life back in order, especially when you may be living a bit of a nomadic lifestyle for a while.

My heart goes out to the people effected. Also, my heartfelt thanks to our "second to none" emergency services & not forgetting all the "ordinary" people who simply got stuck in, regardless of race, creed or colour to help.

On a darker side, I sincerely hope that the cause of how that fire spread so quickly is found & the people responsible routed out & locked away for a very long time.
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Old 06-15-2017, 4:22 AM
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You and I are travelling in the same car. We pull over for refreshments, and me having a real off day....I mean I am feeling generous, tell you to wait in the car while I go buy us some burgers and drinks.
Upon my return, the car has burst into flames and you are trapped inside, starting to fry nicely. I put the drinks down, being carefull not to spill any, cos they cost me 50 pence each. I pick up a heavy object and smash the windscreen. I lean in and grab my mobile phone. Hoorayyyy cos I can call friends telling them I am ok, and also call the insurance company cos I am insured against fire.
What happened to you? Ermmm not sure really, as long as I got my mobile phone
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:28 AM
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You and I are travelling in the same car. We pull over for refreshments, and me having a real off day....I mean I am feeling generous, tell you to wait in the car while I go buy us some burgers and drinks.
Upon my return, the car has burst into flames and you are trapped inside, starting to fry nicely. I put the drinks down, being carefull not to spill any, cos they cost me 50 pence each. I pick up a heavy object and smash the windscreen. I lean in and grab my mobile phone. Hoorayyyy cos I can call friends telling them I am ok, and also call the insurance company cos I am insured against fire.
What happened to you? Ermmm not sure really, as long as I got my mobile phone
The insurance investigators will verify the CCTV footage of you smashing your windscreen and they will deny reimbursing you as they will think it was some kinda foul play as you left a toasted bfrug in the car. Furthermore they will call the cops and get your arse arrested for involuntary homicide.

Did your mobile phone have the same heat resistant properties as the passports of the 9/11 hijackers ?
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Old 06-20-2017, 7:58 AM
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What about the burger and drink I bought bfrug? Can I claim for them since he didn't have them?
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