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Good afternoon.

We can't think of a more perfect tea time read than our darling newsletter. And there's plenty more to read if you visit the blog and read our latest posts in full.

This week we've had a jolly good moan about: the modern ways in which estate agents do business; heart-sinkingly bad office tea rounds; people licking yoghurt lids; and the utter rudeness of people who fidget at the dining table.

Grumpy Young Women: writing about life failing to be as brilliant as it could be.

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Shermaine W

On the blog this week:

Seriously, who would sell their home because a fake letter told them to?

Have you noticed those fake letters appearing through your letterbox? The ones that say: "We've sold a property in your road, and we have people lined up to buy yours"? Shermaine's noticed them, alright, and she can't be doing with it. With estate agents in general, actually. What's with them leaving the main door unlocked while they show people around? What's with the flimsy billboards? Read Shermaine's rant.

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Please: can we rethink our corporate tea making strategy going forward?

Many aspects of office life are annoying. Don't get Maddie started on intranets, conference phones, staggered lunchbreaks or personalised workspaces. Let her, for now, concentrate on the office tea round: over-infused or under-infused teabags, milk sloshed in before the water. Sorry, but Maddie would rather not drink tea at all if this is the depressing dishwater on offer. Read her lament here.

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Britain, please stop licking the lid of life, ok?

You'll notice our writers and editors have their own profile page on the blog now, with a picture and a blurb about their likes and dislikes. In Alice's blurb she mentioned she hates seeing people licking their yoghurt lids. And, you wouldn't believe the reaction this provoked!

So strongly do others feel about this licky phenomenon, we received requests for Alice to write a whole piece explaining the revulsion. Of course, Alice was only too happy to expound. Read her piece here.

Rosie

Is a little decorum at the dining table too much to ask?

Rosie is peeved. Really peeved. Too many of her dinner parties are being blighted by other people's bad manners. In particular, by people who fiddle incessantly with the crockery. Little bit bored by the conversation, are they? Diddums, says Rosie. It's not acceptable, and it has to stop. Let her tell you why.

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