Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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Remote
Remote Community member Posts: 7 Listener
I’m probably embarrassing myself with this being my first post but that does seem the best way to introduce myself!! 

Does anyone else feel like everyone got a handbook to life and you were absent that day? 

I have stupid questions about stuff everyone else seems to just know and I don’t understand how.

For example: 
My toilet has two buttons on the top, why?! They both seem to do exact same thing.

Google has led me to believe one is a smaller flush or ‘water saving’ but which is which? 
And what happens when you push them both together? 
And do all toilets have them the same way round?
and how are you meant to know? Ive never seen a toilet come with an instruction manual! 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Most modern toilets have the 2 buttons I dint know which is which 

    Try pressing one then the other as you can tell which is a long flush and which is short 

    I use short for number 1s and long for nu.ber 2s lol 

    I do press them together that is a long flush 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,638 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Remote I don't have any buttons on mine just a handle.welcome to the forum
  • Remote
    Remote Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t know which is which @janer1967 lol

    I miss when mine was just a handle, thank you for the welcome @Sandy_123
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Definitely not embarrassing @Remote. Welcome to Scope’s forum. It is great to see you have joined us. Thanks for sharing some of the most puzzling life questions that many of us think about! No question is stupid and not too small or too big. In all honesty, though, I’m not sure about the answers to your questions and would need to do some investigating (experimentation!)  :D

    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Great first post ha ha thanks for posting this, that’s brilliant.

    We have two buttons on our toilet but the plumber couldn’t set them up to do different functions so they both do exactly the same thing!
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Does anyone else feel like everyone got a handbook to life and you were absent that day? 
    I frequently feel this way too @Remote- I think that's a good way of putting it! Welcome to the community :) 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome @Remote I can definitely relate to not being around when everyone got a handbook to life too! 

    Hope you enjoy chatting here on the forum, let us know if you have any other questions :)

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    Most people make it all up as they go along, it’s an illusion that everyone else seems to know what they’re doing in life. I’m retired and I still don’t know my ar..from my elbow! 🤣


    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,638 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your not wrong @leeCal it's took me all my life to work out what this object is for in link. Well I never knew that

    https://images.app.goo.gl/36DtsrMqYiQhbnpH9
  • Jo_2022
    Jo_2022 Community Volunteer Host Posts: 297 Pioneering
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    Hi @Remote! It’s lovely to have you on the community. You made my day with your funny post lol 😂 

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  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Hi @Remote -  great you've joined us on the community. What have you been up to today ? 
    Sue 

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