Penfold wrote:I know I whinged about last week's work rota but this weeks is a real cracker. Yesterday, I started work at 1:30pm, finished at 11:20pm, and got home at 1:am. Today, I start at 7:40pm, finish at 5:40am, and get home tomorrow morning around 7:15am (due to having to use public transport). I get up tomorrow at around 11:00am to get into work for 1:30pm and finish again at 11:40pm, getting home around 1:00am or 2:00am. I am really starting to feel too old for this nonsense and my body clock doesn't know what it's meant to be doing. I also know from experience that saying something or complaining only makes things worse (I asked not to be put on the shift that involves closing and moving cash boxes up and down stairs due to my chest problems. I wasn't being given those shifts at the time but wanted to ensure that I didn't get them in the near future; I am now getting one a week and have an entire weekend of them next week.)Janet wrote:(Mum said that women leaving their washing out all night were sluts! )
Did you know the old definition of "slut" was "a woman with low standards of cleanliness" or "a slovenly person". It seems to be one of those words whose meaning has changed over the years
That sounds awful Penfold. Such a mixture of shift times and all that travelling I'd be inclined to suspect that someone had an agenda they weren't mentioning
Odd how word meaning evolve isn't it? Mum was using the word in the context suggested by your dictionary. There's logic behind it too because when she was saying that, and I was a child, the only home heating was the coal fire which people would stoke up at night so the night air would be full of smoke and smuts. Leave your washing out and it would be dirty again by morning.