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Whistling
« on: October 10, 2021, 02:22:27 PM »
Some bloke just started whistling on the train in the seat in front of me. Had the audacity to feign surprise when I gave him the evils and asked him to stop. 'Yes, to stop whistling, please.'

I think I'd probably prefer waterboarding to whistling.

Re: Whistling
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2021, 02:25:14 PM »
My window cleaner does it incessantly. It's annoying but is a useful signal that I need to start hiding in whatever rooms he's not looking into.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 02:26:49 PM »
Some bloke just started whistling on the train in the seat in front of me. Had the audacity to feign surprise when I gave him the evils and asked him to stop. 'Yes, to stop whistling, please.'

I think I'd probably prefer waterboarding to whistling.

Pardon my disbelief old son, I'm taking it here that you would be the subject of the waterboarding, not the one administering.  Madness, only in Broken Britain. 

Re: Whistling
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2021, 02:28:43 PM »
I'm sitting in a train at the moment, and I was happily whistling away because it lifts my mood. Imagine my genuine surprise when some guy gives me evils and asks me to stop!

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2021, 02:41:22 PM »
Come and introduce yourself! I don't bite!!!!!

Lol maybe though!

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2021, 02:42:21 PM »
imagine actually whistling.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 02:42:38 PM »
Just put earphones in and listen to music. Probably costs little more than a tenner all in.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 02:44:40 PM »
If you hate whistling you are effectively saying you hate to see people happy. That’s perfectly acceptable though, it’s definitely my excuse. Fuck whistlers.

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His Mum
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2021, 02:45:47 PM »
Whistler Motherfuckers.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2021, 02:46:14 PM »
Growing up I had a nextdoor neighbour who owned some kind of parrot or other bird that could mimic sounds. It would sometimes mimic their phone ringing, but mostly it liked to mimic the whistling bit from Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay. This would have been quite impressive if only it could actually finish the entire melody and didn't always, always, always stop a few notes shy of the end.

I think my reaction of having a strong desire to pop round and nail its beak to a board was entirely reasonable.

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Re: His Mum
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2021, 02:47:39 PM »
Whistler Motherfuckers.

oh very good well done

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2021, 03:02:32 PM »
Actually I could have just jammed its beak into the centre hole of the Otis Redding CD couldn't I? That would have shown him. Probably.

Imagine being Otis Redding's flatmate. I wouldn't have lasted five minutes.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2021, 03:15:09 PM »
Used to work with a bloke who whistled, seemed to be some sort of physical reaction that meant he started whistling whenever he stepped foot in the mess room. And if he was whistling tunes that would be something, but it was never anything recognisable, not even tuneful, just random whistling noises.

Re: Whistling
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2021, 03:16:10 PM »
I have a tendency to dissociate in public and ignore everything, so this sort of thing is rarely noticed.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2021, 03:35:47 PM »
I'm baffled by the amount of annoyance people seem to harvest from other people just doing what other people want to do. However, on the specific subject of whistling, I've observed that it is primarily employed by men who are in a situation where they are uneasy but they want to project the idea that they are fine with it. Therefore, if you know a bloke who is a big whistler they are probably of a slightly nervous disposition but are doing their best to hide it. That's why you don't get it with young people. They can just stay at home instead.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2021, 03:55:15 PM »
I whistle a lot, but I only really do it at home.  Maybe it's because I subconsciously know how much it tends to piss people off.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2021, 03:58:13 PM »
I'm like John Sparkes, I can only whistle sucking in, not blowing out.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2021, 04:07:35 PM »
Nothing worse than inane whistling with no discernable tune. If you insist on whistling, at least have structure to it.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2021, 04:49:05 PM »
Yes hello i whistle

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2021, 04:50:14 PM »
Nothing worse than inane whistling with no discernable tune. If you insist on whistling, at least have structure to it.

Hell, yeah.  I whistle like a fucking maestro.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2021, 04:59:33 PM »
I find the noise of whistling very distracting and annoying, it's bad enough hearing someone walking past whistling but having to sit on a train with someone whistling? Ugh. I also associate whistling with people being active (working outdoors, walking) so sitting and whistling seems a bit odd.

If I was on the train with you I'd have been thinking "way to go, pancreas! way to go!"

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2021, 05:24:52 PM »
having a whistle are you, just having a little whistle there yeah, just having yourself a whistle, not a care in the world, a little whistle on the sly, little bit of whistling, yeah, just whistling, all oh everything's right and well, having a little whistle, is that your game, but to what end? to what end? to what end? to what end? to what end? to what end? to what end? to what end?

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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2021, 06:40:18 PM »
Yes hello i whistle

...but I need a certain song...

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2021, 06:42:09 PM »
whistling as i write this

Re: Whistling
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2021, 06:46:28 PM »
Yes I do whistle. I've been complemented on my whistling, back in 1989, and believe me, my whistling today is every bit as compelling as it was then.

Re: Whistling
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2021, 06:56:35 PM »
Once got on a train, and it was just me and one other guy in the carriage. I sat down and whistled a little tune, and he immediately got up and left. I was offended. It was just a little "I've got a nice seat on the train" whistle of happiness, it wasn't like I started in on Beethoven's Ode to Joy or whatever

It's necessary to whistle on a building site by the way, stops some cnt walking into you with a ladder.

Re: Whistling
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2021, 07:04:59 PM »
I like a proper old-fashioned tune you can whistle. Something with a nice melody like Firestarter or Windowlicker.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2021, 07:07:28 PM »
Can anyone whistle in 12tone atonal Germanstyle

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2021, 07:22:40 PM »
I can’t whistle. Ian Fleming says this means I’m gay.

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Re: Whistling
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2021, 07:27:56 PM »
Ian Fleming was FULL OF SHIT

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