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Looking at how fast the grass is growing, l remarked to DW that l shall have to mow the lawn "next weekend" (i.e., in 5 days' time).

 

She replied ," I hope you'll do it THIS weekend"

 

To me, as it hasn't arrived yet, it's ' next weekend'. To her, as it's part of this week, it's 'this weekend'.

 

What do you all reckon?

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Finally , a lighthearted thread 😊

I would say this weekend, as in 5 days time. Next weekend to me means, the next weekend after the the one coming up. Have I confused you? because I  think I've just confused myself 😩

Avril 

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On 4/27/2020 at 3:52 PM, Sancho_proudfoot said:

To me, as it hasn't arrived yet, it's ' next weekend'. To her, as it's part of this week, it's 'this weekend'.

 

What do you all reckon?

 

I agree ,every days a weekend at the moment .

You could sneak out and take the fuse out of the lawnmower plug whilst getting her to make you a cuppa.

Then demonstrate to her it's not working asking her

"Have you been messing with this,it was working when I last used it ?"

Should it be a petrol one then just drain it and tell her with a (fake) disappointed look on your face,

"it's ran out of fuel and we should only leave the house for urgent things." 

 

Now I know she is going to get a bit miffed by this but you can reassure her by telling her to make you a cuppa 

and a nice butty to go with it as you are going into the garden shed where you hope to fix said lawnmower .

At this point you must make it clear that no one but no one must disturb you whilst attempting the tricky repair

on the lawnmower. You can also take in to shed a newspaper to stop you getting bored or simply just gaze out

of the shed window whilst ...Watching The Grass Grow :classic_wink:

Later ,much later you can walk back in the house muttering "I don't understand it ! Dam lawnmower"

This is the point where you gaze into each others eyes  and you tell her

"Never mind love, I will try again next weekend.....What's for tea love ?"

Now you can sit back and relax after such a stressful day that you've had.

 

Hope this advice is helpful to you .

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I have to ask Alexa to remind us to clap the NHS, otherwise we'd not know which day it was...

As for the weekend... I know, because our volunteer shopper phones on Friday night for the list for Saturday's shopping...  

Those, and a Tesco delivery, if we can get one, are the only things left on the calendar.

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An older, white haired man walked into a jewellery store one Friday evening with a beautiful young gal at his side. He told the jeweller he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend.


The jeweller looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring and showed it to him.

The old man said, "I don't think you understand, I want something very special."

At that statement, the jeweller went to his special stock and brought another ring over. "Here's a stunning ring at only $40,000", the jeweller said.

The young lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement.

The old man seeing this said, "We'll take it."

The jeweller asked how payment would be made and the old man stated, by check. "I know you need to make sure my cheque is good, so I'll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I'll pick the ring up Monday afternoon," he said.

Monday morning, a very teed-off jeweller phoned the old man. "There's no money in that account."

"I know", said the old man, "but can you imagine the weekend I had?"

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On 4/27/2020 at 3:52 PM, Sancho_proudfoot said:

Looking at how fast the grass is growing, l remarked to DW that l shall have to mow the lawn "next weekend" (i.e., in 5 days' time).

 

She replied ," I hope you'll do it THIS weekend"

 

To me, as it hasn't arrived yet, it's ' next weekend'. To her, as it's part of this week, it's 'this weekend'.

 

What do you all reckon?

 

At the weekend or this weekend is the first Sat/Sun  period occurring.  Next weekend is the one after that.

 

Regards John

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5 minutes ago, john watson said:

 

At the weekend or this weekend is the first Sat/Sun  period occurring.  Next weekend is the one after that.

 

Regards John

Or it could be ten months later  ?  :classic_unsure::classic_smile:

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20 hours ago, kalos said:

Or it could be ten months later  ?  :classic_unsure::classic_smile:

 

Not in my experience.  Only if someone said at the weekend  17/18 December or otherwise identified a specific one.

 

Regards John

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On 3/8/2021 at 8:21 AM, john watson said:

 

At the weekend or this weekend is the first Sat/Sun  period occurring.  Next weekend is the one after that.

 

Regards John

but wouldn't that be the weekend after next?

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1 hour ago, MicCanberra said:

but wouldn't that be the weekend after next?

 

No, next weekend will not be the weekend after next for logical reasons..

 

P.S. Mic If you have a barbie put dates on the Invos.

 

Lol John

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