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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    my turn to win today
    Your name is X-13, too?

    What are the chances?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Year old?

    Try 25 days.


    I don't know where you shop, but you need to look at somewhere better.
    You jest? I mean when you eat them next December they will be a year old.

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    Mine was in the same condition sparkeh. I think its TNT...they ruin things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    You jest? I mean when you eat them next December they will be a year old.
    Time-machine.

    Alternatively: eat now, regret later.

    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I think its TNT...they ruin things.
    You don't expect this?

    They ARE named after an explosive, after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    That's kinda weird - The doors looked shut when they left VeryPC, though I confess I did not do a door by door inspection. I wonder what could do that? Either some rough handling in transit bending the calendar so the doors pop open, or tiny little xmas elves moving in to their new travelling cardboard high rise apartment block with all you can eat complimentary chocolate for their miniature magical mouths. Yeah, one of those two.

    Al
    Mmm they looked shut until I unwrapped it. Not complaining, just kinda weird. My first reaction was that some scallywag have pilfered the chocs before wrapping it up. But no, all safely inside.
    Better than my wife's calendar, all the chocs have fallen to the bottom of the packet. So every morning there is a little logic game to release the treat

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Mine was in the same condition sparkeh. I think its TNT...they ruin things.
    Ahhh yes of course. It all makes sense now.
    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Alternatively: eat now, regret later.
    Yeah if you want to anger the Advent Gods then yeah go ahead my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    You jest? I mean when you eat them next December they will be a year old.
    Interestingly, the 'Best Before' date on my Hello Kitty advent calendar just so happens to be 'End of November 2014'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Yeah if you want to anger the Advent Gods then yeah go ahead my friend.
    I've already got the IT Gods angry with me... what's one more set of annoyed Gods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    ...every morning there is a little logic game to release the treat
    Daily brain training, with a reward at the end of it. It is possible that some evil genius is doing an experiment on you though...

    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Yeah if you want to anger the Advent Gods then yeah go ahead my friend.
    Oh my. You do NOT. You NEVER. Never eat an advent sweetie before the day on the door. You don't even fiddle with the door to see what shape is inside. You might as well go dancing in a thunderstorm with a copper umbrella hat on shouting "Come on Thor, take your best shot!"

    This has been a public safety announcement, don't do the things above.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieM View Post
    Interestingly, the 'Best Before' date on my Hello Kitty advent calendar just so happens to be 'End of November 2014'.
    Hah! Some cunning work there. "Don't even think about buying this on the cheap and having it next year - it will definitely kill you."

    Al

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    There is no IT god - that's why Windows 8 exists!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    Oh my. You do NOT. You NEVER. Never eat an advent sweetie before the day on the door. You don't even fiddle with the door to see what shape is inside. You might as well go dancing in a thunderstorm with a copper umbrella hat on shouting "Come on Thor, take your best shot!"

    This has been a public safety announcement, don't do the things above.

    Al
    One of the kids spotted my Hello Kitty calendar and asked me if she could have my choccy for today, as she'd 'accidentally' eaten hers for today on the 29th November. I'd better warn her of the ensuing calamity that is about to befall her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallb15 View Post
    There is no IT god - that's why Windows 8 exists!
    No, there IS an IT God. We're being punished with Win8.

    Quote Originally Posted by StevieM View Post
    One of the kids spotted my Hello Kitty calendar and asked me if she could have my choccy for today, as she'd 'accidentally' eaten hers for today on the 29th November. I'd better warn her of the ensuing calamity that is about to befall her.
    I can imagine the fallout from the parents if you actually do that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    I unwrapped my calendar this morning and to my surprise all the doors were open and just being held shut by the cellophane wrapping.
    All the chocs were still there though...phew!
    Mine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I can imagine the fallout from the parents if you actually do that...

    How dare he be kind and share with students! He must have ulterior motives ship him to the colonies!!!!



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