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Posted by petra (petra), 9 January 2004
Read †a good post on the carpet cleaning forum, and thought we'd have a go too.
Me I m 21 (36 realy but keep kidding myself
Married, 3 children, 16 yr old son, 12 year old son and a 10yr old daughter
Been in this bussiness for 3.5 years.
Did alot of part-time college courses when bring the little angles up and then found the best job for me running my own bussines.
Smoke about 40 a day, but don't drink ( ok only occasionaly)
Love my family and my car
Jet ski to get rid of stress
Hate people who bulls.... me

Petra
Posted by petra (petra), 10 January 2004
Come on u lots, read the one on the carpet cleaning forum and then add you bits here...
Posted by leon (leon), 10 January 2004
petra would u say that you are completley financially supported now  or are do you  still want to increase ??

Posted by petra (petra), 10 January 2004
I still want to increase, and maybe take on a side line too ( branch off).
Petra
Posted by Fox (Fox), 10 January 2004
Ok - I'm with petra on this one - lets share some info about ourselves.

Me? - Size 6 shoe, blonde, wear lipsill!  Want to know more?  Best have some replies - then may tell more, he he!  Grin
Posted by petra (petra), 10 January 2004
YES, I forgot thoes bits, was blonde, now brown, love my lipstick, and adore my trainers... Grin
Petra
Posted by petra (petra), 13 January 2004
ok so none of you wanna bit of a laugh,  Roll Eyes
Posted by Bones (Bones), 14 January 2004
Sounds good to me! where we going then Wink

Mikey
Posted by Fox (Fox), 14 January 2004
You will be lucky me an petra: -  ladies wot lunch! So out o luck mate! †Roll Eyes
Posted by crystalclear (Crystal Clear Window Cleaning), 14 January 2004
come on fox, where do we start?
Posted by Bones (Bones), 14 January 2004
on 01/14/04 at 21:25:13, Fox wrote:
You will be lucky me an petra: - †ladies wot lunch! So out o luck mate! †Roll Eyes


Who said lunchHuh Wink

And as for luck,... mines pretty good Grin

Mikey

Posted by Fox (Fox), 14 January 2004
Come on then you lot give me some information about you and who knows where it will lead

Lets av a laugh
Posted by DP (DP), 14 January 2004
Fox I cant tell you things like that !

thats realy embarasing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by crystalclear (Crystal Clear Window Cleaning), 14 January 2004
ok fox,

im 21
from Cambridge
single
been doing window cleaning for about 3 years now,
still a virgin (yeah right),
about 6ft tall
short black hair
also a Firefighter when not cleaning,

your turn?

Posted by Fox (Fox), 14 January 2004
Didn't mean the PM DP was talking about petras original post!

Posted by crystalclear (Crystal Clear Window Cleaning), 14 January 2004
what was that then?
tell us about urself?
Posted by DP (DP), 14 January 2004
Thatís very dangerous and probably illegal. !!!
Posted by crystalclear (Crystal Clear Window Cleaning), 14 January 2004
sorry to upset you mate !
Posted by Fox (Fox), 14 January 2004
Ha ha - is it? I'm not that bad DP - soz if I offended with my PM but come on its not that bad! Illegal - not yet I'll have you know!

Thanks for the stuff about you rog
Check your pm's soon! Can't post it here people might take offence!

Fox
Posted by DP (DP), 14 January 2004
Ok Why do I think im gonna regret this (behave Fox)

Age: no chance !

Married: Wife sais I am but Im not sure I was drunk at the time.

Sprogs: 1,  well he sais he's mine

Ambitions: To defy gravity

Fears: Poverty

Business: To have one
Posted by Fox (Fox), 14 January 2004
Right promised I would tell when others answered so here it is:

Age: Ask someone else - I'm as old as look - anything from 18 to 101 depending of time of day!

Married:  Lots of times but only once counts and did it really?

Sprogs:  Too many!

Ambitions:  To be a frog and have a prince kiss me!

Fears:  To be liked!

Business:  I'd like to be a milkman - but milkmen don't like me!
Posted by petra (petra), 14 January 2004
wow you lot are honest........ Grin
Posted by Fox (Fox), 15 January 2004
Hi petra - we are aren't we!

Come on guys more replies!  Where are you................. Wink
Posted by DP (DP), 16 January 2004
I daren't , I would get sued or divorced one of the two, then who would do me shirts !!!!!!!
Posted by Fox (Fox), 16 January 2004
I'm not ironing your shirts! So best keep your thoughts to yourself!  Grin

Cheeky!

Posted by Bones (Bones), 16 January 2004
Blooming Heck Fox, 2:09 am!! I take it you're still ironing my Boxers then  Wink

Mikey
Posted by petra (petra), 16 January 2004
well fox u r in demand mate.
Dp just spill the beans
Petra
Posted by Bones (Bones), 16 January 2004
on 01/14/04 at 21:16:34, Bones wrote:
Sounds good to me! where we going then Wink

Mikey


Petra, I did offer but you both blew me out, lol.

It'd be good to have a women a year or two either side of my age, could be a sugar daddy and a toyboy all in one!! lol Grin

Mikey
Posted by petra (petra), 16 January 2004
must have missed that one mikey
Posted by petra (petra), 16 January 2004
well anyway i love my hubbie to bits 18years of pure happiness and would not change a thing. so all take the pee if you wish but that is true love .

petra Wink
Posted by DP (DP), 16 January 2004
Petra: would never ever think of taking the pee out of a happy marrige.

After 19 years(myself) its better now then ever. Wifey has finally stopped complaining  Grin
Posted by Fox (Fox), 16 January 2004
Oh dear, I fear they may be some sexist jokes coming! .....................please no!  Lips Sealed

Petra and DP:  I take my hat off to you both, at 33 and divorced twice I am in no position to take the pee!  Embarassed

Bones:  So you were the one that sent me those old stained Y fronts!  he he  Grin

Wheres Crystal disapeared too?
Posted by petra (petra), 16 January 2004
thanx you lot your so nice.
Fox dont worry someone out there loves you .....
we do your are great and hope that you find the right man 1day. Smiley
Posted by DP (DP), 16 January 2004
Fox: I am mortally wounded, how could you think that way about me. I dont do sexist jokes.

just wifey ones  Wink
Posted by Bones (Bones), 16 January 2004
on 01/16/04 at 17:34:18, Fox wrote:
Oh dear, I fear they may be some sexist jokes coming! .....................please no! †Lips Sealed


Q. What do you call it when a blonde dies her hair brunette?
A. Artificial intelligence  Grin Grin Grin

Sorry Fox  Roll Eyes

Mikey
Posted by petra (petra), 16 January 2004
HaHaHa..do they get worse?
Posted by Fox (Fox), 17 January 2004
Hi petra
Thanks for your post really nice  Smiley

Bones: Petras right they can't get much worse! But I'm sure you'll try!  ; Grin

DP: Sorry if you feel wounded - but isn't your wife female? Maybe we've got you wrongHuh!Huh!  Wink
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 17 January 2004
Hi all
Bones you do like walking on dangerous ground.
Hi fox wind down time while kids sleep been busy
Alan
Posted by Fox (Fox), 17 January 2004
Hi shinnyshinner

Welcolme aboard!  Well you had better give us info about you then!

If youve got as many kids as me it's the only time you get to wind down!  Grin  So chill and have a laugh!

Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 17 January 2004
Hi fox
see you been busy.
I have 5 altogether
Marriage 1.eldest boy11, another boy 9, daughter 8
Marriage 2. Boy 51/2and another 41/2
I see petra smoke 40 a day was on that once someone asked if I ever smoked after intercourse told them I never look.
To late for that
Who is the picture off.
Alan

Posted by Fox (Fox), 17 January 2004
Shinnyshinner: So whats your work ethics?

Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 17 January 2004
Hi Fox
1st started cleaning window/office cleaning at 14 with my old man.
full time at 15.
31 in march feel it too.
took a few years out to learn the drainage game and hope to start a side line with the windows later this year.

Alan

Posted by Fox (Fox), 17 January 2004
Drainage! †That's what most blokes have come out of their mouths anyway isn't it?

Whoops - don't know you well enough to place you in the same catagorie as DP and Bones --- Yet!!!! Grin
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 17 January 2004
Hi fox
You dont mince your words you anti man at the moment? (someone close peaed you off)
Is that a good thing not being placed in the same catagorie as bones and DP?

How long you been in this game then? enjoy it?
where abouts do you carry out yr work I'm in Essex Clacton on sea
Alan

Posted by DP (DP), 17 January 2004
Cor I take an hour or 2 out and look what happens

" FOX"      and the thread gets going as well!!!!

Quote:
DP: Sorry if you feel wounded - but isn't your wife female? Maybe we've got you wrong!!  


You got me worried now, best check!
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 17 January 2004
Hi DP
out of interest what catagorie has fox put you and bones into?
Alan
Posted by DP (DP), 17 January 2004
Due to the very strong posssibility of †reprisal on here with †regard to anything I might say !

I think you should ask Fox!  Grin
Posted by Bones (Bones), 17 January 2004
Oo-err, I missed a load of gabble here dint I Roll Eyes
Shinner you ain't sussed it yet? Fox ain't anti man,... Just Blonde †Wink

Petra you're ok, we not gonna rip the pee,...... well, don't plan to Wink

Mikey
Posted by Bones (Bones), 17 January 2004
on 01/17/04 at 01:27:45, shinnyshinner wrote:
Hi DP
out of interest what catagorie has fox put you and bones into?
Alan


CatagoryHuh Blondes only put men into one catagory don't they?? And I can't mention that on here!!  Grin

Mikey

Posted by Fox (Fox), 17 January 2004
Hi again Alan
I've been in the commercial cleaning business for almost 8 years.  Manage quite a large client group around warwickshire.

Bones:  Enough of the blonde jokes!  You are getting yourself into trouble!  Tongue  Tongue

If I were you I'd take a leaf out of DP's book! Grin

Right off out on the town now - catch you later
Fox





Posted by Bones (Bones), 17 January 2004
on 01/17/04 at 19:29:20, Fox wrote:
Bones:  Enough of the blonde jokes!  You are getting yourself into trouble!  Tongue  Tongue




Wink ~ You Love It ~  Wink

Mikey

Posted by Fox (Fox), 18 January 2004
Quote:
 ~ You Love It ~  


Yeah right dream on! Your just jealous cause you can't say 'I'm having a blonde moment'!   Grin

All your mistakes are man made!!!! Wink
Posted by petra (petra), 19 January 2004
Seems like I have missed all the fun this weekend and monday been too busy  working.....not boasting ,
Blonde moment good god I used to have them all the time, but it's getting better now
Petra
Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 19 January 2004
Hi every1 my name is Andy, Petra's Hubby.

Posted by DP (DP), 19 January 2004
Yikks!!!!!!



HI ANDY
Posted by Fox (Fox), 19 January 2004
Hi Petra
Wondered where you got to girl - I need all the moral support I can get with this lot!   Grin


Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 19 January 2004
Hi DP
need to have some issues on car valeting.
been looking at some of the issues on the site and got some good info on some stain removel .
Marvellous.
Andy Smiley
Posted by Bones (Bones), 19 January 2004
on 01/19/04 at 21:55:38, Auto_Groom wrote:
got some good info on some stain removel .
Andy Smiley


I'm sure FOX can help you out on that subject........ Grin

(sorry Steve, could not resist it! Lips Sealed)

Mikey
Posted by DP (DP), 19 January 2004
Ok

Hi Andy "issues" got me worried on that one. Nice to see you up here, what info have you got mate.




Bones:

"STEVE"HuhHuhHuhHuhHuh??




Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 19 January 2004
Hi Andy
welcome aboard.
When you all carry on your cleaning work how do you go about cleaning the windows do you all use contractors?
With our cleaning work we do windows our self just wondered how you all got on.
Cheers
Alan

Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 19 January 2004
Quote:
When you all carry on your cleaning work how do you go about cleaning the windows do you all use contractors?

HI m8 i only clean motor vehicles
so i do them my self .. Wink
Andy
Posted by petra (petra), 19 January 2004
Glad to have an hour to sit at my PC Fox, yes they have been giving you a bit of stick.... but you handle them so well mate.
Grin
Petra
Posted by petra (petra), 19 January 2004
Yes and our sponor came to the rescue for Andy last week....it was a long and hard week.. My local supplier let him down but Mike and the team came through.
Petra
Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 19 January 2004
Hi DP
got a good tip for cleaning nicotine staining,
Vanish oxi in a squirty bottle with water spray on and leave for about 2 or3 mins then wipe off with a cloth you will be amazed .
Warning watch out the bottle expands so i normaly fill half way then sqeeze the bottle till the solution comes out the top then put the lid on .its great gets it of every thing.
Andy Grin
Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 19 January 2004
Yer Thanx mike
ps sorry for double posting its a bit rude.
some peeps double post just to boost there rating up but not me.
Andy Wink
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 19 January 2004
Hi Andy
Sorry I worded wrong was meant to address to everyone else, how is the car valeting game going?
And do you have to fight Petra for a go on the forum?

Fox, Petra, DP, Steve, and everyone else how do you go about cleaning the windows on your contracts do you clean yourself or get contractors in?
Reason for asking I was not sure if it would be worth approaching my local cleaning contractors. Probably will do to test the water, not done before.
Cheers
Alan

Posted by petra (petra), 19 January 2004
Ok first off we have our own PC's we share alot in life but not PC's.
We do our own window cleaning, as our local window cleaners do not want the work and they moan about cleaning plastic frames and that. It would be easier to sub it out, especially on builders cleans, and we already know that we have over twenty flats to do in the near future, plus around another ten off another company.
Petra
Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 19 January 2004
just opened and we delivered about a thousand flyers
i think it will be big, very big so alot of hard work and late days. GGGGGGGrrrrrrrreat.
we are situated in a rich little town in kent. mercs,porches,Lexus and lotus drivers .
will be nice to get the Pfizer contract that should be good.
that will mean bigger yard more workers
Andy
ps we have broardband and i run a network around the house so every pc can go on the net at the same time and just pay for 1 internet charge .
Posted by Bones (Bones), 19 January 2004
on 01/19/04 at 22:05:33, DP wrote:
Bones:

"STEVE"HuhHuhHuhHuhHuh??





Sorry mate, my mistake, It was aimed at Steve Lowe, our admistrator on the window cleaning side of the site, he had a Topic about language Embarassed Embarassed
Mikey

Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 19 January 2004
Hi Petra, Andy
Is your bed big enough for 3 I dont mind sharing and will give you a good price for all work carried out (window cleaning).
I was thinking about the is it wireless network looks really good handy too.
Alan
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 19 January 2004
Hi andy
The car valeting side sounds good, hope all goes well.
Alan
Posted by Fox (Fox), 19 January 2004
Alan

I subcontract my window cleaning out.  It may be a good idea for you to contact cleaning companies by phone, you never know - but they will want a copy of all your insurance docs.

Fox
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 19 January 2004
Hi Fox
I done a search with yell.com the other week for property agents and out of 20 got 10 positive replies so forwarded letter with brochure in it told about my insurance, H&S Policy, and assessments. To go on their files
I was really surprised.
Will be doing the same for the contract cleaners.
Would this category come under contract cleaners? Or something else.?
Cheers
Alan

Posted by Fox (Fox), 19 January 2004
If using Yell try office cleaners
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 19 January 2004
Hi fox
Tryed that not so good on search might take a look on thompson. later.
Mainly window/office cleaners not so much contract cleaners know what I mean might be in a dead area I think.
Never mind.
Cheers
Alan
Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 20 January 2004
Smiley Quote:
I was thinking about the is it wireless network looks really good handy too.

no its not wireless but it works fine .

I Just like to say thanx for all your support in my new venture Cheers and good luck to you all
Andy Smiley
Posted by petra (petra), 21 January 2004
Andy forgot to mention that the children and I delivered his leaflets.....
Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 21 January 2004
Oh sorry love" big thanx to you for that ?
Posted by petra (petra), 22 January 2004
Ok Dp here goes no names of places.
There this office assitant, bit of an old boot realy, my supervisor caught her and the yard hand at it ( yes knickers down) in a loo that ia about 4ft*2ft and the continued even after she opend the door on them.
A rather improtant fella in a local firm was sat on his desk, while his assistant was kneeling down giving him a BJ, didn't even notice my poor cleaner and they knew she was in the building.
Well can any of you tell us more
Petra
Posted by DP (DP), 22 January 2004
Well done Petra didnít think you would tell.

I cant say too much as all the ones that I have had to deal with have normally involved younger members of my crews being hassled by mid to late teen school/college girls. I hate doing schools because of that.

Fortunately never had to defend any of my crews actions yet except once when one of them though it would be funny to let one rip in a elevator full of secretarial staff and another when he re-arranged one secretaries collection of small fluffy chicks on her desk into precarious positions following a night shift in Hong Kong.

Unfortunately she was a good catholic girl and didnít see the funny side of it. I had to make a number of promises to her family who had been dishonored and had to meet (or be publicly be-headed or something stupid) touchy lot those Chinese.

So who else will tell  Wink

Posted by Auto_Groom (Auto_Groom), 23 January 2004
Don't get things like that in car valeting  Sad But you do get really dirty ha ha ha

Andy
Posted by Fox (Fox), 23 January 2004
Quote:
touchy lot those Chinese.

DP - You think the chinese are touchy!

Let me tell you I am a good Irish catholic girl  Wink (honest) and if one of your staff rearranged the things on my desk like that my family would have had you in the stocks at the town centre and pelted you with rotten cabbages!!  Grin Grin
Posted by petra (petra), 23 January 2004
well fox thought you might have added a bit more  Grin
Petra
Posted by petra (petra), 24 January 2004
Fantastic, any one else got any more to add Grin
Petra


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