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: things that really p** you off
: libertee November 05, 2007, 11:31:52 PM
now it never bothered me before i had kids but now.............

Fireworks, specifically fireworks outside my kids bedroom windows when they have just gone to bed, even more specifically fireworks that keep Luke awake for hours which means i have to stay up later to work to 'catch up' as i have spent a few extra hours settling him.  I wouldnt mind but we live in the middle of a residential area with loads of young children so youw ould think they would be a bit more responsible.........nooooooooooo

add to this mix a really stressed out pooch who needs to be drugged this time of the year or she will give herself a heart attack stressing out with the noise and you get a really f****d off Sally.
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: Lost Boy November 05, 2007, 11:42:36 PM
Unfortunately, people don't give a rat's arse about anyone other than themselves and what they want. So what if it disturbs every one else? So what if they annoy their neighbours? "We're having a good time, so "F*** you!"

I dispair at the way things are... :(
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: Bungle November 05, 2007, 11:53:38 PM
Fireworks at 2 am

 :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
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: Lost Boy November 05, 2007, 11:57:10 PM
Fireworks at 2 am

 :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:

I was driving into work on Saturday morning, there, and some dick was firing rockets off...at 05:30!
 
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: King_Doberman November 06, 2007, 12:17:06 AM
I find this helps keeps the noise down a some what.

fold some old bath towel or an old blanket in two and get some Gaffa tape and put them on the inside of your Windows one on the top part of your window and one on the bottom part of your window then just pull them off when you get up in the morning.

PS they are going to get wet / damp.

hope that helps out.
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: Reaperman November 06, 2007, 12:26:25 AM
My only suggestion is for me to kill everyone in our village Sally. It would be alot quieter and no W!^$*S would steal my wheely bin  :tantrum:
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: Custom_Hobby November 06, 2007, 01:06:02 AM
I guess the avatar fits then Craig. Here in NYC fireworks are illegal so all you need to do is call the police. The only day we have to deal with it is on the 4th of July when everyone does it. Sorry to hear it lept Luke up. I remember the days when my daughter was his age and how much something like that could have set me off.
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: S1ND3X November 06, 2007, 06:27:40 AM
well they're illegal past 11 here except on certain nights
imho like dynamite and handguns you should have to have a license to possess them
now i no i sound like a miserable bugger but really, we've had about 2000 years as a species to get bored of the obnoxious things
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: Reaperman November 06, 2007, 07:18:48 AM
I guess the avatar fits then Craig.

 :twisted: Yep, apart from working for Andy and Sainsburys (supermarket) I have another part time job as a reaper of mortal souls. The hours are atrocious but its good fun
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: bandit86 November 06, 2007, 07:51:00 AM
I can see a new figure on the way  Libby on the rampage whacking the people in the neighborhood
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: coneman November 06, 2007, 09:18:20 AM
Fireworks have been banned here for years, but you can guarantee there is no problem, for some people, getting them on new years eve.
My dog went burko last year because of them, tried to jump the fence and sliced her throat open, unfortunately she died before we could find a vet at 1am.

Cats, not that I hate them, I get really peeved with them fighting in my backyard, frontyard, on the house and shed roof in the middle of the night.
It was a nightly occurence but the council supplied cat trap is thinning them out, the registered ones go back to the owner with a nice fine and warning, the others go to animal welfare.

Oh yeh and cat $&!# really stinks when you hit it with the lawn mower too. Makes me  :puke2:
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: Barry November 06, 2007, 09:57:19 AM
That was really sad about the dog, but I agree about cats [ soap box moment coming up] What makes cat owners think it's OK to let their cat roam all over the area crapping in other peoples flowerbeds so you get it all over your hands, digging up flowers to hide it, scratching trees with their claws so much it kills the tree and especially killing birds- and chasing our rabbit who is trying to enjoy a run in his own garden. I've no objection to people having cats but keep the filthy little b*****ds on you own land!!!!!! [ soapbox moment over]
B.
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: Vermis November 06, 2007, 10:14:23 AM
If you've ever kept cats you'll know it's nigh-on impossible to keep them on one piece of land, unless you lock them up in some kind of hutch.
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: gi6ers November 06, 2007, 10:21:11 AM
Not ALL cat owners are so irresponsible. My cat stays in and isn't allowed to roam the neighborhood looking for prey and places to crap.

When was the last time you heard of a cat attacking a small child and leaving them with horrific injuries...




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: Reaperman November 06, 2007, 10:21:39 AM
I could say something here but I have 2 cat owners whom I much enjoy visiting and I'd rather not have ether one ban me from there land on the account of silly comments about there feline friends.

When was the last time you heard of a cat attacking a small child and leaving them with horrific injuries...

When you say small child does that include 22 year old men who tease confinded cats till they attack?
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: keeper40k November 06, 2007, 11:05:28 AM
I guess the avatar fits then Craig. Here in NYC fireworks are illegal so all you need to do is call the police. The only day we have to deal with it is on the 4th of July when everyone does it. Sorry to hear it lept Luke up. I remember the days when my daughter was his age and how much something like that could have set me off.

I don't know if you made the connection, CH, but this last weekend has been our closest equivalent of July 4th: Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, is November 5th
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night

We were quite worried about the girls (2 years old and 8 months old), but they both slept through without stiring, regardless of the apparant artillery bombardment going on outside!
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: Sabbat Wolf November 06, 2007, 11:09:25 AM
As I recall, there has been a 'we hate cats' thread on this forum before and some of the vitriol was not nice reading.  I know this is a thread for things that p***s you off, but the poor moggies have already been bashed elsewhere.

Asking a cat not to roam is like asking a bird not to fly and poo on your car.  It just can't be done.  Neutered cats don't roam as far, but they do still roam.

You can get stuff from many major supermarkets called 'petaway' (and other names along the same theme) it should discourage unwanted cats in your flower beds.

: Reaperman
I could say something here but I have 2 cat owners whom I much enjoy visiting and I'd rather not have ether one ban me from there land on the account of silly comments about there feline friends.

I wouldn't ban you Craig, I'd just let Splodge play with you when he finally gets out of his cage.  :P
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: Citizen Sade November 06, 2007, 12:27:53 PM
You can get stuff from many major supermarkets called 'petaway' (and other names along the same theme) it should discourage unwanted cats in your flower beds.

Is there something similar for teenagers? I only ask because I caught a couple of chaps trying to take a leak against the wall of my house the other night. I think I showed remarkable restraint by only advising them, in colourful terms, to be on their merry (drunken) way. Those with long memories will doubtless agree that I have also shown remarkable self-restraint by not contributing to the cats discussion in this thread  :angel:
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: carsjr November 06, 2007, 01:08:01 PM

Is there something similar for teenagers?

Yes, for all of your peeing and fireworks lighting Teens - it's called a BB gun.  Break out your old Daisy, and from the safety and anonymity of your upstairs corner window, you can silently snipe away all of your late-light annoyances.  The BB is silent, but mildly painful.  Think about that scene in Trainspotting, but instead of pinging the dog, you ping the unruly teen.  Do it right, and he'll never know it was you.

Either that, or a shotgun full of rock salt.  My 11 year old self won't muck about in that farmer's fields at night again.... 
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: Custom_Hobby November 06, 2007, 03:07:08 PM
I don't know if you made the connection, CH, but this last weekend has been our closest equivalent of July 4th: Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, is November 5th
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night

We were quite worried about the girls (2 years old and 8 months old), but they both slept through without stiring, regardless of the apparant artillery bombardment going on outside!

Thanks for the info Keeper. I like the sound of burning an effigie.
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: keeper40k November 06, 2007, 03:29:37 PM
Thanks for the info Keeper. I like the sound of buring an effigie.

Yeah, it can be good fun.  Somewhere down south always burns a pope, rather than guy fawkes - anyone remember where?
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: geronimo November 06, 2007, 03:50:40 PM
"Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
Gunpowder,treason and plot...."



There's a reason for the old rhyme. It doesn't mention letting fireworks off on the fourth, or the 6th, or the middle of September.  :tantrum:

*duffing over*
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: Reaperman November 06, 2007, 03:57:09 PM
: Reaperman
I could say something here but I have 2 cat owners whom I much enjoy visiting and I'd rather not have ether one ban me from there land on the account of silly comments about there feline friends.

I wouldn't ban you Craig, I'd just let Splodge play with you when he finally gets out of his cage.  :P

Your gunna do that anyway arn't you?  Splodge seems to enjoy scratcing me so its all fair game really. 
And Cats must like me as I've had Ren and stimpy (The whites feral cats) come up to me for a stroke and not shred my hand.
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: gi6ers November 06, 2007, 05:06:12 PM
and I thought animals could sense evil. Just goes to show...
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: S1ND3X November 06, 2007, 05:16:49 PM
Thanks for the info Keeper. I like the sound of buring an effigie.

Yeah, it can be good fun.  Somewhere down south always burns a pope, rather than guy fawkes - anyone remember where?
Lewes, for one magical night all become nazi odinists
well they all reveal themselves to be
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: stormwolf November 06, 2007, 06:01:08 PM
Well I say ban `em apart from properly arranged events.

I only say this because people are so irresponsible now (not everyone, just in general) :wink: that allowing them access to explosive, even a low-explosive shouldn't be allowed.

More to the point, with all the worries about terrorism in the modern world, why are we still allowing the almost totally unregulated sale of explosive in the UK :shrug:?

After all if it was good enough for Guido Fawkes, it could be good enough for them :swear:.

Glen
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: Captain Sprout November 06, 2007, 06:08:49 PM
Two years ago some kids cornered the cat of a friend of mine and set off bangers around it; it died of shock. I assume cat haters would find that funny. I didn't.

I can think of some uses I'd put fireworks to.


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: DRAGON November 06, 2007, 07:27:10 PM
You lot think you've got it bad....... Working in a 24HR petrol station as i have done for the last 13 years on nights, i personally hate this time of year ! Little chaved up moron boy racers need to remember that while they may find it amusing (?!) to throw fireworks around on the Mcdonalds car park opposite, PETROL AND EXPLOSIVES DON'T MIX !!! :tantrum:
What's more, if ever i catch the F****R who thought it was amusing to throw a bird scarer from Mcdonalds onto the grass outside the office window ( and believe you me THEY ARE LOUD !  :christalmighty: ..... think shotgun at two paces !) I won't be held responsible for my actions......... :soapbox:
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: stormwolf November 06, 2007, 08:40:30 PM
Rant mode on
 :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:

If do nothing else with my life,  I will be happy that my kids will not turn out, to be little Chav "winkers" :wink:.

Some though, seem happy to let theirs run about freely, causing trouble :tantrum:

It`s not even like they are capturing crooks dressed as ghosts is it :grrr:

 :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
Sorry Rant mode off :eh:
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: Citizen Sade November 06, 2007, 09:42:13 PM
The tantrum smiley really pees me off too. Particularly when used multiple times.
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: gi6ers November 06, 2007, 09:48:28 PM
OK:

People who tailgate or don't indicate
Chavs
People who smell of B.O
Migraines
Carrot Cake
Meat mixed with Fruit e.g: Hawaian Pizza, Pork and Apples..
Hangovers
Slow chatty checkout operators
Work
Ear hair
Cider with Ice in it.

This is just from today.
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: Sabbat Wolf November 06, 2007, 09:59:44 PM
: Captain Sprout
Two years ago some kids cornered the cat of a friend of mine and set off bangers around it; it died of shock. I assume cat haters would find that funny. I didn't.

Part of a cat's brain can colapse when in severe shock.  That's why it died.  Poor thing.

Having to keep my cat in a cage is starting to p****s me off, but only because he is not a happy puddy-tat being locked away all the time.  I can't wait to be able to give the cage back to the vet.

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: Hasslefriesian November 06, 2007, 10:07:14 PM
Meat mixed with Fruit e.g: Hawaian Pizza, Pork and Apples..

AMEN!

Hangovers

Wouldn't know. Never had one :whistle: (ahem!)
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: Custom_Hobby November 06, 2007, 10:10:41 PM
The tantrum smiley really pees me off too. Particularly when used multiple times.

Then don't look at this thread (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=205.0) on my forum 
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: Sabbat Wolf November 06, 2007, 10:11:49 PM
: Gi6ers
Meat mixed with Fruit e.g: Hawaian Pizza, Pork and Apples..

Hmmm....Hawaian Pizza is my favourite flavour and I love posk and apples (might have to make that at the weekend.)
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: Hasslefriesian November 06, 2007, 10:13:29 PM
You and Sally are both freaks.
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: Custom_Hobby November 06, 2007, 10:20:34 PM
You are surrounded Kev!
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: Sabbat Wolf November 06, 2007, 10:24:22 PM
Hawaian pizza = good!  You're just odd Kev.

At least there aren't many fireworks tonight, I think the local pondlife must have run out of explosives.  :D

Here's something that really ticks me off.....actually, I don't think anything could p***s me off at the moment, Liverpool just won 8 - 0.

I'm sure there'll be something to annoy me tomorrow.
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: Hasslefriesian November 06, 2007, 10:26:53 PM
8 nil? Were they playing Alfreton?

I'm sure there'll be something to annoy me tomorrow.

I know a song that'll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves....... :whistle:
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: Sabbat Wolf November 06, 2007, 10:33:28 PM
They were playing a team from Turkey called Besiktas in the Champions League.  They beat us in the first leg a couple of weeks ago, but then they had to play us at home!!! Happy happy joy joy!


But to get the thread back on topic.....

Buses that don't turn up on time, they p***s me off.  They are early when you are running late and very late when you are on time.  I waited 20 minutes for the bus today, not the longest I've had to wait for the bus though.  :tantrum:   

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: Vermis November 06, 2007, 11:08:14 PM
A few butchers make pork and apple burgers round this neck of the woods.  They're not bad.

I live in a little village: two short streets at right angles, and a couple of estates.  People park in those streets.  In the street.  Not at the side of the street, in the parking area, or even in as much as possible.  They stop and park in the street while they go to the shops, deliver to the shops, go to work, or even just to have a natter with someone they happen to see.  Best time is when two people driving in opposite directions spot eachother and stop to roll down the windows and have a chat.
Every time, every time I drive through there'll be at least one instance of this.  It's hard enough navigating those little streets, trying to avoid losing wing mirrors to either side*, without some brainless bumpkin reducing the flow to a single lane.  Or stopping it.

*And then there's the case two weeks ago, when a lorry driver with something jutting from the side of his vehicle didn't feel the need to avoid my car, nicely tucked away just off the street.  Two smashed windows and buckled doorframes.  Good thing it was insured, but it still cost me 100 excess.  Bar-steward.

So, yeah, all that boils down to one of my major headaches: crappy drivers.  I got my licence a couple of months ago, and when I was learning to drive I became more and more aware of how useless and apathetic other people were about it.  Don't get me started on people who don't indicate.  They urinated me off even when I was limited to pedestrian.
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: caerban November 06, 2007, 11:18:25 PM
I have to agree Vermis, I've only been driving a year or so and I regularly have to make my way thru' the afternoon school run at the local Secondary. It's a gosh darned nightmare. The number of times my poor little car has nearly been levelled by some monstrous family APC which has pulled out without signalling from it's illegal parking speck is probably into the hundreds by now. Someone wrote a letter of complaint because they parked, along with many others, on either side of the road outside of the school, effectively reducing it to one, thin lane then got badly scratched up by a fire engine, with the full sirens a-go-go, which wasn't prepared to wait until little Jimmy got out of school to get thru'.
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: Graeme November 07, 2007, 02:01:40 AM
A few butchers make pork and apple burgers round this neck of the woods.  They're not bad.


Fruit acids aid the digestion of animal protiens.
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: Mr Teufel November 07, 2007, 03:15:48 AM
Carrot Cake
MMM-mmmh, Carrot Cake!
Meat mixed with Fruit e.g: Hawaiian Pizza, Pork and Apples..
I like meat-lovers with pineapple!

But then I'm blessed/cursed with the ability to like almost any food...
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: krayt_dragon November 07, 2007, 03:16:34 AM
Reading threads about what pisses people off while hungry and then watching the thread turn into a discussion of a delicious combinations of meat and fruit so that by the time I'm done with the thread I'm starving kind of pisses me off.  But not really.  But I do want a teriyaki burger (hamburger + teriyaki sauce + pineapple ring).  Also, the tomato is a fruit.  I'm going to bet everyone likes tomato sauce on pizza, tomato on your burger, etc.

Here's what really pisses me off:

Being told on Tuesday that I missed, by one day the deadline to withdraw from classes with a harmless "W" grade, and will instead have to get the automatic fail "V" grade after being told on Monday by the very same petty bureaucratic bully that I can't withdraw from a class without the professor's signature and that the professor won't be in till Tuesday, but failing to mention that the deadline is today.  That really, really pisses me off. 

Also, I have to agree with the fireworks.  Freaks my dog out twice a year.
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: coneman November 07, 2007, 10:52:05 AM
All the government BS advertising because of the upcomming election.
Every light post has adds on it.
The TV is full of adds
The letter box gets filled with it on a daily basis.
and
To top it off they come knocking on the door to spray you with the BS in person.

Surely the millions of $$ could be put to better use.
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: keeper40k November 07, 2007, 10:54:13 AM
Cider with Ice in it.

I agree specifically with this, but on a more general note, advertising that is clearly and obviously from the back end of a cow and that could only deceive the those deeply lacking in any kind of intelligence and has the net result of simply insulting the vast majority of the population.

Also, cosmetic adverts.  Specifically, anti-aging cosmetics.  Its crap - all of it  :tantrum: (sorry Citizen Sade).  Eat well, drink enough fluid and avoid too much sun..  If you've still got a problem with you skin, go see a doctor.  No-one needs cucumber and extract of yak's milk face balm. Or rakeinalotofcashpeptites as the active ingredient.  In fact, on the subject of ingredients, the first one lists (which means that there is more of this ingredient than anything else) always seems to be "aqua".  I'll let you work out for yourself why they feel the need to pretend they're not using water in their product.

Rant over.  Sorry about that.
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: Vermis November 07, 2007, 11:32:00 AM
advertising that is clearly and obviously from the back end of a cow

You mean all of it? :)  I have to agree - most advertising seems completely transparent and gets my goat too.  Wouldn't be bad if they were more like Ronseal ("Does exactly what it says on the tin!") and the old Sprite ads ("Image is nothing..."). :mrgreen: The refreshingly honest Sprite ads that they replaced with a striptease and a homeboy doll.  Bah.

I could ramble on about adverts until long after you all go mental from it and hire a hitman to shut me up.  But here's a couple of categories in particular:

Perfume ads: 'beautiful people' (or Sarah Jessica Honker) prancing about as though brain damaged.  Often in black and white.  Utterly meaningless.
The Lynx effect: me arse.
Coke ads: regular, diet and zero.  Designed to appeal to the spoonfed braindead Big Brother generation.  Spouting complete nonsense about 'zero downsides' and 'doing your thing' that's obviously and cynically constructed by money men to seem 'hip' and free-spirited and unrepressed (and don't forget the cute baby chimpanzee.  Cute baby chimpy wants oo to buy coke!), as if piling your loose change into a big red vending machine is striking a blow against scowling conservative fatcats.  And I have to hit the mute button every time that prick pretends his coke is ringing.
Believe me, even the twinkly, painterly, saccharine 'Holidays are coming' ads that should start... any minute now, will be a very welcome change.

Yes, I think too much about these things.
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: Hasslefriesian November 07, 2007, 12:08:21 PM
Then you need to stop fiddling with your belly button.
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: Vermis November 07, 2007, 12:55:40 PM
:blink: :?: :oops:
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: Hasslefriesian November 07, 2007, 01:48:58 PM
It's wht I tell the kids, "Your bum will fall off if you don't stop fiddling with your belly button."
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: Inso November 07, 2007, 03:30:09 PM
It could be worse...there are rather big fireworks out here ;).

I really hate insects that bite and make you swell up at the moment.
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: Bodhi November 07, 2007, 06:04:43 PM
Fireworks...
My dad is deaf on one ear because someone found it amusing to throw something exploding ten centimeters from his ear which caused his eardrum to split open. He can't duck his head under water either. Being a scubadiver I'm absolutely terrified that something like that should happen to me. I take very meticulous care of my ears. My most valuable asset.

The singer in my brothers band lost five front teeth because someone found it amusing to shoot a firework rocket into it during a new years gig (and this was INDOORS mind...)

On the plus side we have this funny original in my blocks. He's blind and usually stands around on the street throwing firework up in the air and giggling like crazy with anticipation hoping that they won't (or will? God knows...) fall in his head. I see him at least once a week doing this....
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: Dolmot November 08, 2007, 12:33:16 AM
I don't mind some fireworks. Hawaiian pizza is quite good too. However, I'm slightly annoyed when a nutjob decides to shoot seven students and the headmaster nearby for no other reason than a rather incoherent mishmash of random ideology. I find this kind of actions somewhat rude and most pointless.
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: Hasslefriesian November 08, 2007, 10:11:42 AM
Distinctly lacking in social ettiquette, I agree.
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: Bruenor Odinson November 08, 2007, 06:18:55 PM
Jolly bad show that.

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: Bodhi November 08, 2007, 10:59:35 PM
well....
I'm not so sure about the headmaster...
I've had one as a teacher that...

Oh sorry I'm digressing. :oops:

Very badly done indeed.
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: S1ND3X November 09, 2007, 02:44:07 AM
having to work in telesales for a very shady company selling ripoff phone service just to make ends meet
and what i hate most is that without even trying i'm damned good at it
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: coneman November 09, 2007, 06:30:16 AM
Whoever has been turning my electricity off at around 9pm for the past 4 nights.
If small things like this give them their jollies they should go home and play with their private parts.
Stake out tonight to catch them. No to hurt them just scare the living crap out of them.
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: Mr Teufel November 09, 2007, 09:17:10 AM
Let us know how that turns out, coneman!
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: coneman November 09, 2007, 11:05:07 AM
 :lmao:
Talk about setting yourself up to get caught, seriously if you were going to do stuff like this you wouldnt go back the same time every night would you.

I waited behind a large bush right near the elec box, my mate was next door behind the fence.
Right on schedule in strolled this young lad, as he opened the meter box I shone a torch on him and said "what do you think your doing", he turned and ran straight into my mate, who had practically followed him up the path.

It was the teenage boy from 3 doors down, so we took him home to his parents, dad turns out to be a church minister and was not a happy chappy.

I think that will be the end of that.


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: Reaperman November 10, 2007, 08:40:20 AM
 :twisted: muahahahaha very good, personally I would have used a paintball gun to show him the error of his ways, even if it does count as assualt it would get my point across.  Or should that be paint? :scratchhead:
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: King_Doberman November 10, 2007, 09:13:05 PM
Having to go on a double date with two people I don't even know or want to know.

and then having to spend time with them after when we all go back to my GF home.

me and my GF Joan don't get to see each other every day as we live to far a part and me having to spend time chatting to some fella when I cud be spending it all with Joan is pi##ing me of big time.

but I have to be nice as its Joan's best friend from when they were kids.

time to get drunk.
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: jhindara November 10, 2007, 09:35:56 PM
I think the thing that annoys me most of all at the minute is probably parents with seriously unruly children. a woman came into the shop i work at today gabbing on her mobile, leaving her three year old son to trash the sweets. he mauled about three packets of smarties and chewed two packets of poppets before she paid any attention, then told her boy (aside, whilst still talking to "jane" about her husbands car insurance) that the "till lady" would tell him off if he didnt behave.
he didnt.
I charged her for the lot.
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: Sabbat Wolf November 10, 2007, 09:47:56 PM
: jhindara
I charged her for the lot.

Good for you!  I hope it taught her to keep a better eye on her kids.


: Re: things that really p** you off
: jhindara November 10, 2007, 09:54:32 PM
oh, it didnt. she spoke to me like I was scum of the earth and had asked her to sell me her kid, not just pay for his damages. apparently she's going to complain to my manager too, but i can see just how far thats going to get! :roll:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Barry November 11, 2007, 09:57:44 AM
Back to fireworks again,  kids who throw fireworks at people riding horses especially when that person is my wife. That is seriously dangerous. Irresponsible dog owners who allow their dogs to chase people on horses and make inane comments like, 'he only wants to play- he won't hurt you.' Yes he will !!!!!!!.
Oh can  I add to those who thought I dislike cats we have a cat too. Her name is Rosie. But she lives in an area where she does not annoy neighbours. She is a working cat- she keeps down the mice in the stables. And very occasionally take a wild bird.
B.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bewildered Badger November 11, 2007, 02:16:37 PM
There was a sickening story in last weeks news about a terrapin that had been found in some ones garden with a cracked shell, bleeding mouth and perforated eardrum. Some tw*t (and no, the word isn't 'twit') had taped it to a rocket and launched it.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 11, 2007, 04:10:50 PM
I had a guy when I went to school who was like that. He used to brag about torturing animals in various ways and thought everybody would find him "cool" We just found him disgusting and disturbing. Ironically his last name was "Djurson" which in swedish means "Animal son". I have no idea what has happened to him since (this was 26 years ago) but I can't imagine he became a sane and responsible adult.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bungle November 11, 2007, 04:27:20 PM
Chocolate adverts that have nothing do do with chocolate..
like a gorilla playing drums  I ask you WTF?

at least this version will appeal to Kev.

Wonderbra gorilla chocolate ad homage (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=22uYmmRhzIA)

Oh and Bodhi.. apparently many serial killers start out by torturing animals...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis November 11, 2007, 07:28:41 PM
he won't hurt you.' Yes he will !!!!!!!

Depends on what you mean.  And... not on the amount of exclamation marks.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Reaperman November 12, 2007, 09:34:59 AM
at least this version will appeal to Kev.

Wonderbra gorilla chocolate ad homage (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=22uYmmRhzIA)

Very good  :lol: Shame they couldn't get a woman to actually hit the drums.  She doesn't show the force in her arms like the Gorilla does, or infact any true drummer. I only noticed this on the 2nd watching of the advert as I was some what distracted the first time round
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bungle November 12, 2007, 07:36:56 PM
Very good  :lol: Shame they couldn't get a woman to actually hit the drums.  She doesn't show the force in her arms like the Gorilla does, or infact any true drummer. I only noticed this on the 2nd watching of the advert as I was some what distracted the first time round

were there drums on the screen?  :wink: I'll have to have another look
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme November 12, 2007, 08:12:25 PM
at least this version will appeal to Kev.

Wonderbra gorilla chocolate ad homage (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=22uYmmRhzIA)

Very good  :lol: Shame they couldn't get a woman to actually hit the drums.  She doesn't show the force in her arms like the Gorilla does, or infact any true drummer. I only noticed this on the 2nd watching of the advert as I was some what distracted the first time round
The 'Gorilla' isn't playing the drums in the advert only striking in time as the puppeteer inside could not see out of the mask to co-ordinate his arms. He did practice for 40 hours and broke many sticks.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Sabbat Wolf November 12, 2007, 09:08:39 PM
Bloody hell! I hope she didn't pay the person that cut her fringe!

Either that or it's a designer wonky fringe.


I like the gorilla advert though.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: No Head Ned November 12, 2007, 09:58:33 PM
Bloody hell! I hope she didn't pay the person that cut her fringe!
  :metoo: Oddly enough, I thought this too.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 13, 2007, 09:50:48 AM
All I thought was, "Hmmm. A skinny Taxxis. She needs to eat more chocolate."
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Custom_Hobby November 13, 2007, 01:45:51 PM
Thats cool, Kev sees people and thinks about his minis.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers November 13, 2007, 02:52:35 PM
Cool or REALLY geeky.... :erm:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON November 13, 2007, 04:58:41 PM
Here's a new one .... JURY SERVICE ! Yesterday i sat around for 7 hours bored stiff with only old copies of national geographic, out of date womens magazines and readers digest magazines from 1992 (i kid you not !) only to be told we weren't needed ! Today we sat around for 3 hours only to be told we could go home for the rest of the week and to ring up friday to see if we will be needed next week ! I was really looking forward to sitting on a case but have ended up wasting two days with nothing ! The two cases we were due for selection on both pleaded guilty at the last minute so didn't require a jury !  :crazy: Whats more i think I've O.D on nicotine (i always end up smoking more when i'm bored) :explodinghead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Orc boy November 14, 2007, 02:22:11 PM
Things that really get on my nerves...

Foreign call center staff. I'm no racist but it's a real pain in the backside when you call tech support for your internet service and end up with some indian bloke who doesn't even attempt to make himself easier to understand explaining how to get Virgin Media broadband working properly.

People who don't mind screwing around with other people and winding them up, but get angry when people do it back to them.

Parents who can't, or won't, control their kids.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: JonasD November 14, 2007, 06:45:33 PM
You know what really p***es me off right now?
 :crazy: :crazy: :tantrum:
I was looking foward to a nice, quiet christmas AT HOME here with my family.
Now my ma thought, she'd like to celebrate this fella's birth in the snowy wonder-magic mountains of Austria
So far, so good.
But:
As she booked this 8 room hut, she included three TERRIBLE friends and a dog (which is really nice actually).
Aw, I could throw up right away, I cannot say I won't join, as then family peace was right in the arse and my mom would cry her eyes out and right back in.
Apart from that, I want to support my dad, who feels same as I do.
Hooray.  :x
: Re: things that really p** you off
: No Head Ned November 14, 2007, 07:14:15 PM
Well, You'll be in the mountains, right? There'll be cliffs, crevasses, avalanches...
'Corse, I'm not suggesting anything. I'm just saying, is all :angel:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: S1ND3X November 14, 2007, 07:14:49 PM
get out of work early today and get to the bus stop, got 5 minutes to kill so i go over the roab to empty my pockets into the bin, buss turns up early, nearly runs my over as i rush back to get it and speeds off as i get to the door
: Re: things that really p** you off
: alchemist November 14, 2007, 09:15:33 PM
As a dedicated pedestrian, what really p***es me of is cyclists.  Specifically the ones who cycle on the pavements.  At great speed.  In the dark.  Without lights.  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M November 15, 2007, 05:09:25 PM
"Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
Gunpowder,treason and plot...."



There's a reason for the old rhyme. It doesn't mention letting fireworks off on the fourth, or the 6th, or the middle of September.  :tantrum:

*duffing over*
Agreed, but there's also Diwali at around this time of year, which seems to be an excuse for people to let fireworks off as well.

As a dedicated pedestrian, what really p***es me of is cyclists.  Specifically the ones who cycle on the pavements.  At great speed.  In the dark.  Without lights.
As a driver, they really p*** me off too when they just ride on through red traffic lights.
A couple of weeks ago - had I been in any kind of a hurry rather than just ambling home - I would have collected one who came out at speed from a side road, with restricted view onto the main road where I was coming from.

And at number 1, cold sales calls, possibly the only thing that makes me go  :explodinghead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 15, 2007, 05:26:59 PM
What really p***es ME of is kids who can't control their parents.
Adults who walk around as if everything adult was so vital and important whereas the much more important activity of playing is frowned upon. A world built for grown ups and their fairly nonsensical activities that adults try to stain with a thin veneer of "This is serious and important", that p***es me of.

Of course a kid lying down in the middle of a shop screaming for toys is not a nice sight but that's really part of the ADULT world to (The toyindustry and the advertisements directed towards kids), an adult world that small kids are incapable of understanding fully, so not much else could really be expected. Kids rarely show this behaviour outside of consumer oriented activities. Consumption is a very complex thing for small kids to understand.

And what kind of "control" over kids do people who mention this have in mind? "See to that they don't get in my way because I'm adult and IMPORTANT" is a type of "control" I'm NOT subscribing to.

Treating all other people with respect and kindness though is a type of "control" I would agree is necessary. I don't get angry at kids who haven't learned that. I just feel very sorry for them and their parents. Something must be pretty wrong in their lives - materially or psychologically - for those probems to arise and getting angry at them won't help, just worsen the situation.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: S1ND3X November 15, 2007, 05:29:42 PM
And at number 1, cold sales calls, possibly the only thing that makes me go  :explodinghead:
and that's what i do for a job and it's exactly why i hate myself
: Re: things that really p** you off
: TwoGunBob November 15, 2007, 05:39:38 PM
Bodhi is dead on. My parents were that way with me but I guess being a manchild allows me more empathy with my children or maybe it's that I have total apathy for everything not relating to my family. My world stops for them but I guess some folks just don't feel that obligation and responsibilty to their children.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Orc boy November 15, 2007, 09:58:31 PM
I agree with Bodhi there, it makes sense, what he says. But it still ticks me off when they don't even explain to their kids that throwing rocks at baies is wrong, and they don't teach them to apologise for kicking a football at somebody's two-year old sister. Or when they climb over your back garden fence, in plain sight of their parents, and take your brother's bike.

I have more examples, but I can't be bothered to write them all up.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Buggrit November 16, 2007, 05:35:12 PM
You can get stuff from many major supermarkets called 'petaway' (and other names along the same theme) it should discourage unwanted cats in your flower beds.

Along the same theme, take a trip to your local Starbucks, pick up a couple (or more) of free bags of 'Grinds for your Garden' sprinkle liberally all over your flower beds etc...  Cats hate getting coffee grinds in their hair/fur and won't crap in your garden any more.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Buggrit November 16, 2007, 05:47:13 PM
Here's a new one .... JURY SERVICE ! Yesterday i sat around for 7 hours bored stiff with only old copies of national geographic, out of date womens magazines and readers digest magazines from 1992 (i kid you not !) only to be told we weren't needed ! Today we sat around for 3 hours only to be told we could go home for the rest of the week and to ring up friday to see if we will be needed next week ! I was really looking forward to sitting on a case but have ended up wasting two days with nothing ! The two cases we were due for selection on both pleaded guilty at the last minute so didn't require a jury !

I did jury service about 9 years back, exactly the same sort of thing (I always made sure I had a book to read!) went for 2 weeks and sat on one trial which was postponed due to the defence not having information that the prosecution had.  Otherwise a whole load of sitting around and waiting and a whole lot of not doing much, or getting sent home halfway through the day because there was nothing to do.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 16, 2007, 08:13:59 PM
I agree with Bodhi there, it makes sense, what he says. But it still ticks me off when they don't even explain to their kids that throwing rocks at baies is wrong, and they don't teach them to apologise for kicking a football at somebody's two-year old sister. Or when they climb over your back garden fence, in plain sight of their parents, and take your brother's bike.

I have more examples, but I can't be bothered to write them all up.

Agree with you there. Much as I'm happy that we're moving towards a world (at least in our well fed little northern wellfare zone...) where adults or authorities should not automatically get respect just for BEING adults or authorities I'm also sad that we're moving towards a world where adults who don't get automatic respect haven't got the strength, energy and guts to EARN respect for themselves by seeing the children. And seeing the children most definitely includes telling them of when they're acting foolishly.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: TwoGunBob November 16, 2007, 09:34:41 PM
I got called up for local jury duty last month. Clocked in at 8:00 AM, filled out a survey, told to be back at 1:30 PM (rode the train so I was stuck with nothing to do besides read Anasasi Boys by Gaiman), got back and the defense and prosecution were supposed to have only an hour to interview but both ran about a half hour longer and took a good half hour in between to deliberate. Got released around 6:00 pm with a whopping $6.00 check just in time to miss the last workshift train and have to wait for the 7:30 pm evening run. I wasn't chosen to serve on the jury which is fine as it was a case dealing with inappropriate conduct with a child and I would rather be spared all that anyway.

In another twist, after being so miffed about a crappy first time reporting, I got called up for Federal jury duty just last week! What are the odds?

: Re: things that really p** you off
: hatherley November 17, 2007, 11:54:15 AM
As a dedicated pedestrian, what really p***es me of is cyclists.  Specifically the ones who cycle on the pavements.  At great speed.  In the dark.  Without lights.
As a driver, they really p*** me off too when they just ride on through red traffic lights.
A couple of weeks ago - had I been in any kind of a hurry rather than just ambling home - I would have collected one who came out at speed from a side road, with restricted view onto the main road where I was coming from.
I drive coaches part time, so I appreciate both your points. Some cyclists think you can give them as much room in a bus as a car, and just come out of side roads without looking. On the other hand, a lot of drivers can't wait on and squeeze past far too close to cyclists. I'll shut up now before I get really on get on my hobbyhorse about bad driving!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme November 22, 2007, 07:11:29 PM
The fact that a rare and OOP miniature is now in a landfill or buried in somebodies back room because some part time postie decides it's too far to walk from the post office to my front door. :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 22, 2007, 10:07:49 PM
The fact that a rare and OOP miniature is now in a landfill or buried in somebodies back room because some part time postie decides it's too far to walk from the post office to my front door. :tantrum:

When I worked as a postman people would in the beginning come out and yell insults at me for letters (and money!!) not delivered. After two weeks I found out why. The guy before me had "sorted" the post by simply throwing half of it away!!! He promptly got fired on discovery of course. And I was left handling the angry crowd...
Doesn't p**ss me of now (this was MANY years ago) but it sure made me steam at the time.

Oh after the first week I found a half eaten pizza that he had stuffed deep inside the post sorting slots...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 22, 2007, 10:46:22 PM
Did it taste good?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 22, 2007, 11:07:33 PM
No. But a postmans wages being what they are I wouldn't miss an opportunity for free food. I made porridge of it and some old left over envelopes and a few bills that I'm sure noone would miss.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Custom_Hobby November 23, 2007, 01:17:16 AM
People who RSVP and then don't show up.... WHY?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k November 23, 2007, 10:43:04 AM
Well, it is a long way to travel on spec for a turkey dinner, CH !!  Sorry about that! ;)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 27, 2007, 01:20:35 AM
Unfortunately, people don't give a rat's arse about anyone other than themselves and what they want. So what if it disturbs every one else? So what if they annoy their neighbours? "We're having a good time, so "F*** you!"
Somehow I missed this when it was live, but I want to point out that Lost Bou has hit upon the source of all the ills of humanity.  Social Contract Theory:  the whole community benefits when I work for the betterment of my neighbours. 

Or some such.  Don't shoot me if I'm wrong.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis November 27, 2007, 03:31:38 PM
Er... so are you fur it or aggin it?

Thing that mildly pisses me off: whenever I'm waiting for a line of traffic to go past so I can cross the road, and the last driver in the line stops to let me cross.

What is the freakin' line of thought?  It holds us both up until I realise the idiot is trying to do me a favour.  I'd be a lot more appreciative if they were in the middle of the queue, or at the head.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel November 28, 2007, 12:31:23 AM
Er... so are you fur it or aggin it?

Thing that mildly pisses me off: whenever I'm waiting for a line of traffic to go past so I can cross the road, and the last driver in the line stops to let me cross.

What is the freakin' line of thought?  It holds us both up until I realise the idiot is trying to do me a favour.  I'd be a lot more appreciative if they were in the middle of the queue, or at the head.
Yeah, this gets me too. I understand why it happens: the last guy in line doesn't have the pressure of cars behind him, so he feels he has the breathing space to be generous. But in the time it takes him to slow down and wave you across, he could have passed by, leaving a totally clear road - and no pressure on you when you cross!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 28, 2007, 01:11:20 AM
Er... so are you fur it or aggin it?

Social Contract Theory?  I am SCT, which is why I play games revolving round xenophobia, death, and destruction.  I have to have a little down time every once in a while.  I suppose it is, to some extent, what fuels my ethos and philosophy as a teacher.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Custom_Hobby November 28, 2007, 06:56:43 AM
Whats pisses me off is an absentee parent wanting to pop right back into a child's life after taking 3 years 'off'
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Jimmy November 28, 2007, 08:55:52 AM
How about being forced to walk away from everything that is important in your life and ending up feeling completely empty, lost and depressed?

Sorry - have a bad case of 's**t happens' at the moment...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson November 28, 2007, 09:52:41 AM
People outbidding me with 8 seconds to go on an auction, happened twice last night!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers November 28, 2007, 10:59:47 AM
People outbidding me with 8 seconds to go on an auction, happened twice last night!!

http://www.snipeswipe.com/

 :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Custom_Hobby November 28, 2007, 02:05:14 PM
Thats how I won the Meier Pirate master (thanks to you posting that site)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Rod the Worm November 28, 2007, 05:09:03 PM
Bah, do it by hand, ye cowardly dogs!  I bid on the very last second, not a measly 3-5 like the automatic bidders!


...Not that it really matters, since at that point it just comes down to highest bid  :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Buggrit November 29, 2007, 06:56:34 PM
How about being forced to walk away from everything that is important in your life and ending up feeling completely empty, lost and depressed?

Been there, done that, know the hugely sucky feeling that comes with it.
Chin up Jimmy, things can only get better.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Custom_Hobby November 29, 2007, 07:20:52 PM
How about being forced to walk away from everything that is important in your life and ending up feeling completely empty, lost and depressed?

Been there, done that, know the hugely sucky feeling that comes with it.
Chin up Jimmy, things can only get better.

I've been there too Jimy. If ya ever need to chat send me a PM.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON November 30, 2007, 10:44:25 AM
Sometimes I feel like walking away from everything in my life - normally every 2 or 3 months because life and people really get to me sometimes - but  something usually comes along and I feel  maybe my life isn't quite so bad after all. Keep your chin up Jimmy things will get better even if it may not seem like it at the moment ! :yup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis December 23, 2007, 05:15:48 PM
Something that pisses me off: mistaking a green light for a filter light so that you turn into oncoming traffic and get rammed into for your idiocy.

Nobody hurt, but I still feel like a major dingus.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bungle December 23, 2007, 05:22:21 PM
Glad no one is hurt.... but its an expensive Christmas present
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bewildered Badger December 24, 2007, 12:12:45 PM
People who don't dip their headlights. I work evenings, and when I'm heading home after a tiring shift I don't really need twin supernova directed precisely into my retinas.
 But what really p*sses on my chips is when an approaching car dips their headlights as soon as they see me, then flicks them on to full beam when they are still 2-3 car lengths ahead of me. Where's the sense in that?
 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: solkan_uk December 24, 2007, 06:20:46 PM
I can never be bothered with fancy e-bay routines, I just bid the amount I'm willing to pay - and if I get outbid then never mind.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: chironex January 14, 2008, 03:04:02 AM
Hipsters. Them and being ordered to find them not only sexy, but appropriate, depending on the complete ensemble as related to the environment. If you look up pictures of Asian motorsport promotional girls and see them with waistbands actually at their waists, even if the garments are nanoskirts and bikinis, then compare them to a judgemental normal woman who is covered from throat to toe but leaves a little bit for 2"+ of buttock cleavage to stick out in your face, I think I'll take the race queen more seriously as a person. Then there is the issue of the latter type of person who thinks they know what everyone wants or feels or thinks.

Planned obsolescence.

Customers who can't accept the concept of planned obsolescence.

People changing the port setting on all the printer entries on the computer.

Neighbours leaving garbage in the recycle bin and recyclables in the trash, at home or at work (work is worse because we have to pay to empty the dumpsters.)

Kids being bombarded with all the negativity of the adult world.

Things labelled adult even though they are really the domain of ten year olds who have gotten their hands on a porn mag and some purloined beer.

the fact the simplest swim in the tropics is an extreme sport.

Workmates thinking you can't see something for yourself until they have spouted it out loud.

tv shows that show hobbyists as serial killers or child molesters. crime shows that show teens as either guilty of the crime of that episode or brought bad karma on themselves.

The old "I'm treating you like a child because you're acting like one" crap that parents use when they run out of ideas. Was Himmler a child when he came up with his final solution? A child beats the usual rabid-feral-mongrel-with-a-gut-full-of-pcp act I normally see out of adults.

People who think they have some sort of democratic right to smoke.

Teens not being able to buy basic modelling supplies. As I modelled since childhood I will start killing, no stopping me, if imagined future bans on the sale of paint and plastic fusing solvent to under 18s.

Not being allowed to kill.

people protesting for the "rights" of creatures that, left to their own devices, will kill each other in minutes. They get especially fanatical about trying to stop the removal of feral pests from the environment. Ripper swarms are NOT part of the Daintree rainforest ecology!

out of steam more later.

ps some people around here have some rather boring pizzas.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Reaperman January 14, 2008, 08:25:53 AM
Teens not being able to buy basic modelling supplies. As I modelled since childhood I will start killing, no stopping me, if imagined future bans on the sale of paint and plastic fusing solvent to under 18s.

I had an incident like that, I was ID'd At my work place (supermarket) for super glue.  I had only just finished a 10hr nightshift which you have to be 18 to do.  The women looked some what shocked when I pointed out I was 22, a nightshift worker, tired and very willing to teach her the meaning of silent as the grave.  (I'd had a very very bad nightshift)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 14, 2008, 12:02:57 PM
I'll tell you what p****s me off; getting another Gulf detachment 2 months earlier than you have told everyone...and then you have to tell your family...THAT p****s me off...in fact it p****s me off greatly :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Squigface January 14, 2008, 12:48:33 PM
Aww Inso, that sucks! :crazy: Anyways, back to the topic:

Icelandic Post office, 'nuff said

Squig
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis January 14, 2008, 07:21:56 PM
Ouch.  Sorry Inso. :(

The old "I'm treating you like a child because you're acting like one" crap that parents use when they run out of ideas.

You wouldn't believe the amount of that I've been getting lately, from my sisters (I can barely believe I'm getting it at all).  'Acting like a child' mostly consists of raising my voice an octave to get a word in edgeways, or having enough and just walking away, when they're in the middle of their rapid-fire criticisms (i.e. treating me like a child).

Teens not being able to buy basic modelling supplies. As I modelled since childhood I will start killing, no stopping me, if imagined future bans on the sale of paint and plastic fusing solvent to under 18s.

Not being allowed to kill.

To be frank, I'm all in favour of keeping hobby knives from you. :P

Something else that pisses me off: Noel Edmonds.  I didn't get why people hated him the first time around; but when I'm slow with the remote and Deal or No Deal comes on the telly; and he launches into his saccharine hyperbole (e.g. "welcome to the dream factory"); and the vein in my forehead starts throbbing, I get it.

Lastly, not so much to do with anger as despair.  I sat in on the local GW's greenstuff masterclass on Thursday.  The redshirt giving it told the poor little newbies that contact with your hands dries greenstuff out, so they needed to regularly re-wet it.  Cue a bunch of kids with amoeba-like 'cloaks', slick and slippery from a good dunk in the muddy paint water, trying in vain to push them on and make them stick to their little SMs and IG.
Oh, and showing off a certain Professor and being asked 'What army is it for?'
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban January 14, 2008, 08:01:58 PM

The old "I'm treating you like a child because you're acting like one" crap that parents use when they run out of ideas.

You wouldn't believe the amount of that I've been getting lately, from my sisters (I can barely believe I'm getting it at all).  'Acting like a child' mostly consists of raising my voice an octave to get a word in edgeways, or having enough and just walking away, when they're in the middle of their rapid-fire criticisms (i.e. treating me like a child).


I'm getting a lot of that from my friends right now. Playing with little lead men is childish apparently, as is being stuck at home with my parents. "Why don't you move out and get a proper job?" Because I can't afford to move out because I don't have a proper job, I got made redundant remember? And all the applications I'm writing don't seem to be getting me anywhere at the moment, I apologise for not manipulating the employment market to your satisfaction. And point of order... I moved away from my parents and got a proper job before any of you lot did, I've just been forced to move back.
And no I'm not getting married anytime soon.
And no I don't want any kids right now, quit interpreting my lack of interest in that as a damning indictment of all you hold dear.

And I don't care if it is a "good use for all your degrees" I don't want to be a  :swear: -ing teacher!!!
 :grrr:

Sorry about that... spleen vented...  I'm fine again now... :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis January 14, 2008, 09:59:57 PM
Playing with little lead men is childish apparently, as is being stuck at home with my parents. "Why don't you move out and get a proper job?" Because I can't afford to move out because I don't have a proper job...? And all the applications I'm writing don't seem to be getting me anywhere at the moment, I apologise for not manipulating the employment market to your satisfaction...

And I don't care if it is a "good use for all your degrees" I don't want to be a  :swear: -ing teacher!!!
:grrr:

Dude... we should form a support group. :D :P

And RE the first bit of the quote: recent reception of a competition prize made me feel a lot better after 'childishness' remarks.  And then some.  Thanks again to the Whites!

Oh, and I might've meant decibels, rather than octaves.  I'm not sure.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bungle January 14, 2008, 10:13:03 PM
I'll tell you what p****s me off; getting another Gulf detachment 2 months earlier than you have told everyone...and then you have to tell your family...THAT p****s me off...in fact it p****s me off greatly :(.

And they wonder why moral in the armed forces is at an all time low.

there was too much time away from home 15 years ago when lots of people I know left. Its even worse now.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: chironex January 14, 2008, 10:17:45 PM


Oh, and I might've meant decibels, rather than octaves.  I'm not sure.

Octaves is what your voice raises in if you are a guy and wear pants/underwear several sizes too small.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban January 14, 2008, 10:18:32 PM

Dude... we should form a support group. :D :P

And RE the first bit of the quote: recent reception of a competition prize made me feel a lot better about 'childishness' remarks.  And then some.  Thanks again to the Whites!

Oh, and I might've meant decibels, rather than octaves.  I'm not sure.

1) Cool, will there be t-shirts and badges?
I know they mean well and want me to "reach my potential" and other such buzz phrases, mostly gleaned from the pop-psychology section of their latest child rearing textbook, but I don't want to teach a bunch of unruly teen monsters in a system I believe is failing them and especially not GCSE/A level science because 90% of the subject bores me to tears. They were always a means to an end, I had to learn them to get where I wanted to go (marine biology or paleaontology). The idea of having to do carbon ring structures day after day, year after year, chills me to the very core!!

2) And well deserved it was too!! It's on my list when it comes out.

3) Either is good, squeaky versus loud, it's quite easy to go both. :)

Also, nice tagline, I've just read that :) It has however put the kibosh on me working one of his terms about the butterfly of the buttocks in as mine.
 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel January 15, 2008, 02:17:30 AM
I'll tell you what p****s me off; getting another Gulf detachment 2 months earlier than you have told everyone...and then you have to tell your family...THAT p****s me off...in fact it p****s me off greatly :(.
What? They're sending you out again?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis January 19, 2008, 04:40:23 PM
When you post a forum message offering something for sale, including the price, postage, etc.; and someone PMs you to ask a further question or two about it; and when they're satisfied they ask 'how much is it?' :roll:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 19, 2008, 08:44:33 PM
I'll tell you what p****s me off; getting another Gulf detachment 2 months earlier than you have told everyone...and then you have to tell your family...THAT p****s me off...in fact it p****s me off greatly :(.
What? They're sending you out again?

Yes, I'm off out there again at the beginning of May.  Only for two months this time but they could have told me, rather than me finding out by a chance look on the computer at work  :tantrum:.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Rod the Worm January 19, 2008, 09:17:56 PM
Planned obsolescence.

Having my delusions of possessing an impressive vocabulary shattered by not understanding a word.

Looking up said word and finding out I should have quite easily been able to work it out.

 :roll:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade January 19, 2008, 09:30:10 PM
Grymm fanbois.

And, yes, I realise this is urinating into the wind on this forum.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 19, 2008, 10:55:04 PM
Grymm fanbois.

And, yes, I realise this is urinating into the wind on this forum.

Grymm fanbois?  Oh, that's OK.  I thought you were talking about Grymn fanboys for a moment :mrgreen:...


I'm now waiting for the '...people who pedantically correct spelling' things that P you off :mrgreen:.

(I'm happy to be a Grymn Fanboy ;)...and I don't care who's P'd off by it :mrgreen: ).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis January 20, 2008, 01:21:28 AM
:popcorn:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 21, 2008, 12:14:55 PM
When people say foot when they mean feet, more than one foot becomes feet :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian January 21, 2008, 08:52:43 PM
Grymm fanbois.

And, yes, I realise this is urinating into the wind on this forum.

Hows about Scrunt Fanbois?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade January 21, 2008, 09:31:49 PM
They're even worse than their Grymm-lovin' cousins. A bigger bunch of  :steders: would be hard to find. Still, both flavours are marginally more evolved than the Buffy fanbois :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bungle January 21, 2008, 09:38:17 PM
They're even worse than their Grymm-lovin' cousins. A bigger bunch of  :steders: would be hard to find. Still, both flavours are marginally more evolved than the Buffy fanbois :wink:

Hmmm an evening out with SM Geller (aged almost 31) or Alyson Hannigan ( aged almost 34) .... compare to an evening with some lead soliders...

Kev which would you prefer? (pretend Sally doesn't read this thread)

You know those ages don't make me feel so bad  :angel:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade January 21, 2008, 09:47:10 PM
What about 27 year-old Eliza Dushku? Sassy, bad and leather clad  :notworthy:

Mind you, it pisses me off that she doesn't answer my phone calls.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bungle January 21, 2008, 09:49:29 PM
What about 27 year-old Eliza Dushku? Sassy, bad and leather clad  :notworthy:

Mind you, it pisses me off that she doesn't answer my phone calls.

Nah I am old enough to be her biological father......  :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 21, 2008, 10:25:45 PM
Scrunts p**s me off...

...I really don't like them...I've seen some cracking paintjobs on them...but the sculpts...p**s me off :mrgreen:.

Fanboys...everyone needs something to obsess over so I don't get p**sed off with them ;).

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Barry January 22, 2008, 10:14:33 AM
People who say' bored of ' instead of 'bored with'.
People, including teaching assistants, who don't know the difference between the verbs 'to learn' and 'to teach' as in,- 'We've learned them to read'- WRONG.
People who say ' off of ' instead of ' from'  as in- ' I bought it off of a neighbour. '- WRONG.
People, including pop stars and footballers, who use the expression 'I'm like' instead of  'I said'.
People !
B.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 22, 2008, 11:14:06 AM
Text messages, what the hell does  :swear: myt 74f m8 bwt lofao wiked mean, oh and LOL is an exception i use that, even though before i knew what it was, i thought all girls loved me :jawdrop:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban January 25, 2008, 11:31:39 PM
Having to take 3 days off work with a viral infection of my eye. Effectively cold sores on my eyeball. I've spent most of the time either in A&E or on my back in a darkened room unable to read, write, draw, paint, watch telly or do much of anything on my computer for any length of time. Then going back to work today, still in pain, on medication, with a red swollen eye, extremely sensitive to light and being accused of malingering at my ironically named "Welcome Back" meeting.
 :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hatherley January 26, 2008, 03:12:41 PM
Drivers who scream up behind and hang on my bumper despite me travelling at the same speed as the four cars in front. :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 26, 2008, 03:33:30 PM
mothers coming to trade shows with you, i just went to crusade and my mum couldn't wait to get out and go to woolworths
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Toosh January 26, 2008, 04:44:57 PM
People who insist on pronouncing 'schedule' as 'skedule' and use the 'school' vs 'skool' argument to justify their wrong pronounciation....  :soapbox:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Toosh January 26, 2008, 04:45:29 PM
mothers coming to trade shows with you, i just went to crusade and my mum couldn't wait to get out and go to woolworths

I would have told her to have a look round town whilst I went into the show...! :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: No Head Ned January 26, 2008, 05:33:39 PM
I just got back from an art class. This week we had to cut up large amounts of cardboard with craft knives. Teacher warns us to be extra careful not to cut ourselves, as health and safety regulations prohibit elastoplast being included in the first aid box, because someone might have an allergic reaction to elastoplast. :blink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Reaperman January 26, 2008, 07:48:42 PM
because someone might have an allergic reaction to elastoplast. :blink:

(Sticks bloody handy in the air and waves it around) Its not the elastoplast I'm allergic to its the adhesive, not good for someone who bleeds alot like me  :crazy:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 27, 2008, 12:17:40 PM
mothers coming to trade shows with you, i just went to crusade and my mum couldn't wait to get out and go to woolworths

I would have told her to have a look round town whilst I went into the show...! :wink:

she had to drive me there and there were not really many shops near by, cardiff centre was a very long walk away. Plus she insited on coming in because my dad was going too and she had to keep him in check, from spending too much,

because someone might have an allergic reaction to elastoplast. :blink:

(Sticks bloody handy in the air and waves it around) Its not the elastoplast I'm allergic to its the adhesive, not good for someone who bleeds alot like me  :crazy:

my brothers allegic to elastoplast, gives him an ezema type rash.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: No Head Ned January 27, 2008, 02:41:14 PM
My point is, if you are allergic to the adhesive, you won't use the elastoplast. So there is no need to remove it from the first aid kit, which, for everybody else, is bloody inconvenient. Literally.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 27, 2008, 03:05:42 PM
It's also inconvenient if you suddenly discover that you are alergic to plasters that use a different adhesive to the ones you use at home...that is why they remove them from the kits so that they are not pursued through the courts.

Mind you, I'd rather have a reaction to a plaster than have blood p**sing out everywhere!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel January 27, 2008, 03:24:38 PM
It's also inconvenient if you suddenly discover that you are alergic to plasters that use a different adhesive to the ones you use at home...that is why they remove them from the kits so that they are not pursued through the courts.

Mind you, I'd rather have a reaction to a plaster than have blood p**sing out everywhere!
But you don't need to worry! Just superglue it! :P
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis January 27, 2008, 03:34:33 PM
Drivers who scream up behind and hang on my bumper despite me travelling at the same speed as the four cars in front. :grrr:

Yes.  Indeed.  I've noticed a fair percentage of them are in white vans...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers January 27, 2008, 03:48:21 PM
tap your brakes or slow down to 10mph less than the speed limit  (the latter is in the highway code to allow them to overtake but is good fun in traffic as they go mental and can do nothing about it) or if you are stationary stick it in reverse.  I drive up to 800 miles per week so I meet a lot of pondlife on the roads.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: james sequeira January 27, 2008, 04:30:10 PM
I work at tescos, on the checkouts (ugh). anway i hate -

People who when i say hi they reply with you can start packing, no sign of a "please"

Ignorant asians, nothing against asians but 90% of the ones who shop at tescos are ignorant even the asian guys and women i work with think this. they dont talk to you, they just tell you do stuff or hold the other 9 customers up in your queue by standing there whilst you scan a 100 pound shop and then spend 10mins packing it or start messing around with vouchers or their card (even though they have been stood in the queue for 3mins). or complain that prices are wrong even thought its fuuking obvious they have label swapped on items.

People who dont speak a word of english and look at you like your werid.



: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban January 27, 2008, 04:40:55 PM
I too work at Tesco, as a GA stacking shelves. And I hate so many things about it that I would require an entire week merely to write them out. My particular bugbear is people reaching over you on tip-toes when you're working on low shelves and dislodging stuff onto your head, without so much as a word of apology. Just ask me to move or wait, I'd much prefer that to the concussion induced by 4 pints of full fat milk dropping on my noggin.
Oh... and Grannies who attempt to shear off your legs at the knee with their wire baskets and then yell at you for being in their way.
And... no I'll stop there.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Toosh January 27, 2008, 06:10:05 PM
<snip>Ignorant asians, nothing against asians but 90% of the ones who shop at tescos are ignorant even the asian guys and women i work with think this <snip>.

Maybe what you mean is James that there are lots of ignorant people out there - regardless of race etc. Having had long experience of waiting in queues at Tescos (!) I know that anyone can stop to look for vouchers etc even though they have stood there whilst the shopping is scanned. Hell, I've even done it myself!!  But I wouldn't say I was ignorant..... :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: james sequeira January 27, 2008, 06:45:06 PM
Indeed toosh but this is what i find.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Reaperman January 27, 2008, 06:58:21 PM
I work at tescos, on the checkouts (ugh). anyway i hate -
I too work at Tesco, as a GA stacking shelves.

A quick suggestion.  Move to nightshift, no customers your own music and you can actually not get p***ed off by working at a super market.  This is coming from a Sainsburys employee so it might not work but its an idea.

Mind you, I'd rather have a reaction to a plaster than have blood p**sing out everywhere!

Naa, I just use Sally and Andy's trick of adding super glue to the cut.  Only problem is my Heresy superglue seems to be running out rather fast :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers January 27, 2008, 07:04:02 PM
Naa, I just use Sally and Andy's trick of adding super glue to the cut.  Only problem is my Heresy superglue seems to be running out rather fast  :lol:

That's what it was invented for so you are doing the right thing.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Reaperman January 27, 2008, 07:06:18 PM
Naa, I just use Sally and Andy's trick of adding super glue to the cut.  Only problem is my Heresy superglue seems to be running out rather fast  :lol:

That's what it was invented for so you are doing the right thing.

No, Heresy superglue was invented for sticking metal together, not wasting time and important glue by sticking my flesh back together.  What a waste, just think of the number of Netherlords I could have stuck together with that glue  8:::
: Re: things that really p** you off
: james sequeira January 27, 2008, 07:56:48 PM
ahh mine is a 24hr one craig, dam those 10pm finishes and 8am starts the next morning.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Reaperman January 27, 2008, 08:05:38 PM
Thats ok, just work through the night and say hello to all the drunks that come in  :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Avicenna January 27, 2008, 08:36:23 PM
Naa, I just use Sally and Andy's trick of adding super glue to the cut.  Only problem is my Heresy superglue seems to be running out rather fast  :lol:

That's what it was invented for so you are doing the right thing.

Just a quick note...

"Is it safe to use ordinary household cyanoacrylate glue as a medical glue?

According to Reference 7, most cyanoacrylate glues not designed specifically for medical use are formulated from methyl-2-cyanoacrylate, since it produces the strongest bond. Not only can such glues irritate the skin, during polymerization they can generate significant heat, to the point of causing skin burns. I gather this is a problem only if a large area of skin is affected. But to err on the side of safety, you should <snip> only use medically-approved glue, not the ordinary kind."

 :wink:

(Ref 7. Quinn, J., & Kissack, J., "Tissue Adhesives for Laceration Repair During Sporting Events," Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 4, 1994, p. 245)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers January 27, 2008, 08:39:12 PM
 :hmmm



wuss!


 :wink:

I can't believe you used a proper reference.  :blink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 27, 2008, 08:41:53 PM
super glue for cuts :shock: working 24 hrs  :crazy:
not much to say about this.....

i used to stick my hands together with airfix glue and get headaches from the smell of it.
And i once did work experiance at the helicopter museum :shrug:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade January 27, 2008, 09:26:06 PM
Things that really p** you off :
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Medved January 27, 2008, 10:00:39 PM
debt companies that give you cases to pursue through the courts but provide you with none of the relevant info to base a legal case on.

i have to spend x amount of time drafting up their evidence and then have it pulled to pieces when i find that either :

1. none of their evidence exists

or

2. it wasn't what they said but they tell me they've already provided me with exactly what happened 9which they clearly haven't because i keep probing for answers on it!)

 :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Avicenna January 27, 2008, 10:38:51 PM
debt companies


;)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: eastman January 28, 2008, 02:34:02 AM
People who insist on pronouncing 'schedule' as 'skedule' and use the 'school' vs 'skool' argument to justify their wrong pronounciation....  :soapbox:

On your side of the pond, pronounce it your way. Over here, we'll pronounce it ours.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k January 28, 2008, 10:37:48 AM
"Is it safe to use ordinary household cyanoacrylate glue as a medical glue?

According to Reference 7, most cyanoacrylate glues not designed specifically for medical use are formulated from methyl-2-cyanoacrylate, since it produces the strongest bond. Not only can such glues irritate the skin, during polymerization they can generate significant heat, to the point of causing skin burns. I gather this is a problem only if a large area of skin is affected. But to err on the side of safety, you should <snip> only use medically-approved glue, not the ordinary kind."

 :wink:

(Ref 7. Quinn, J., & Kissack, J., "Tissue Adhesives for Laceration Repair During Sporting Events," Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 4, 1994, p. 245)

The heat effect is what I use to tell me when I've spilt superglue on my hand!

A great trick for those that don't know, superglue will also bond with water - so for those occasional large spills on the hands, water first helps with the heat, then it forms the superglue into a nice shell that is easily peeled off.  Of course, try not to spill superglue in the first place, but I know we've all done it ... ;)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 28, 2008, 10:56:10 AM
People who insist on pronouncing 'schedule' as 'skedule' and use the 'school' vs 'skool' argument to justify their wrong pronounciation....  :soapbox:

On your side of the pond, pronounce it your way. Over here, we'll pronounce it ours.

yeah keep your color we like it with a u "colour" and keep your "Z" in the middle of words, we like our "S" in our civilisation, it is Sation all the way not Zation, and my mum is alway mum or maybe mam (if i'm in wales) never mom, shes mummy not mommy (but no bandages anywhere)

oh and lastly we wear pants under our trousers or trews in scotland, and shorts in summer not short pants. Oh it's a dummy a baby sucks on and they wear nappys.  :whistle:  :shrug:

 :blink:

so sorry for the rant, i mean no harm. just i speak to some american friends and they never know what your talking about or say you spell it wrong. i mean one day i was speaking to an american girl about a female friend, i said my friend had a very nice horse (meaning her pet horse) she thought i meant she had a lovely something else :silly
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis January 28, 2008, 11:09:21 AM
Careful, now.  I enjoy having a place to free my inner grouch.  I don't want it locked because people started getting all confrontational and jingoish.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 28, 2008, 01:13:17 PM
back on topic

i really hate tomatoes and onions :tantrum: they are in everything and i hate them
: Re: things that really p** you off
: No Head Ned January 28, 2008, 01:31:33 PM
Is that "ter-MAH-toe" or "toe-MAY-toe"? :whistle:
I think Vermis is right. We should call the whole thing off.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k January 28, 2008, 01:51:00 PM
i really hate tomatoes and onions :tantrum: they are in everything and i hate them

I really don't understand why people hate tomatoes and onions :tantrum: they are in everything because they are really good for you! ;)  :lol:

Seriously, though, I really do love onions. Especially in curry. But this is the wrong thead for that , so ...
I really do hate avacado.  Tastes like rotten fruit and the texture is what I imagine rotten fruit to be like! Why do people like this stuff? Are they insane? And what is with guacamole?  A waste of good chillis and lime juice, if you ask me! :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 28, 2008, 02:51:32 PM
Is that "ter-MAH-toe" or "toe-MAY-toe"? :whistle:
I think Vermis is right. We should call the whole thing off.
potatoe portarto

tomatoes ketchup and tomatoe sauce i hate it, and mayonasise, and the red stuff on pizza bases, thank good for good old british fish and chips and chicken  :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme January 29, 2008, 10:07:18 AM
"Is it safe to use ordinary household cyanoacrylate glue as a medical glue?

According to Reference 7, most cyanoacrylate glues not designed specifically for medical use are formulated from methyl-2-cyanoacrylate, since it produces the strongest bond. Not only can such glues irritate the skin, during polymerization they can generate significant heat, to the point of causing skin burns. I gather this is a problem only if a large area of skin is affected. But to err on the side of safety, you should <snip> only use medically-approved glue, not the ordinary kind."

 :wink:

(Ref 7. Quinn, J., & Kissack, J., "Tissue Adhesives for Laceration Repair During Sporting Events," Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 4, 1994, p. 245)

The heat effect is what I use to tell me when I've spilt superglue on my hand!

A great trick for those that don't know, superglue will also bond with water - so for those occasional large spills on the hands, water first helps with the heat, then it forms the superglue into a nice shell that is easily peeled off.  Of course, try not to spill superglue in the first place, but I know we've all done it ... ;)

It will also bond with bi-carb of soda (sodium bicarbonate) found in most kitchens, it forms a solid mass which then peels off. I also use this for gap filling.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Squigface January 29, 2008, 10:25:55 AM
It's To-mah-toe not To-MAY-taoe :tantrum:

And it's paprika, and not Pap-reeeeek-a :tantrum: GRRRRR

Squig
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis January 29, 2008, 03:24:21 PM
:hmmm

Things that really mildly irritate me: radio ads.  Driving time is somewhat soured by five minutes of decent-to-good music followed by ten minutes of commercials.  I gotta get more CDs.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON January 30, 2008, 05:43:34 PM
The petrol station  where I work is starting to p**s me off - or rather the (clumsy) idiots who use it  :tantrum:
Damage caused since November :
1) Pump completely obliterated by man in 4x4 reversing out of parking space by shop at speed - his excuse - "my hand slipped on the steering wheel "  :hmmm

2) Skip lorry reversed into the side of the carwash bending the steel frame and taking out a large pane of glass - excuse - " I didn't think I was that close...."  :scratchhead:

3) Steel bollard with concrete base put in place to stop HGVs driving over the grass edge taken out by an HGV ( not suprisingly !) - excuse - don't know the b*****d didn't bother stopping  :whah?:

4) And yesterday .... An HGV destroyed a very large concrete island with a very large red and white
steel post in it followed by the complete end of the canopy. He actually had two goes at the island first he clipped it as he reversed and then pulled forward to finish it off before continueing into the canopy. Excuse -  :swear:

The place is starting to look post apocalyptic with all the damage I'm taking my camcorder down tomorrow night to make my own zombie flick -all I need is some zombified extras - wait that's most of my customers....... :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bubba January 31, 2008, 07:12:53 AM
The town i'm in is at an elevation of around 4100 feet. Snow this time of year is hardly shocking. However, the person in charge of the buses in town, in their infinite wisdom, has decided that they don't need to be using chains, studs, snow tires, or anything of the like. The weather has gotten particularly bad this week, so right now the odds of the bus you're waiting for showing up at all are less than even.

On the upside, I guess when I'm telling my grandkids about how back in my day I walked to school uphill through the snow etc. there'll be some truth to it.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman January 31, 2008, 10:34:08 AM
That I am going to bin a perfectly good 6 month old printer becasue it is cheaper to buy a new one than replace the ink cartridges.
I know I could buy cheap chinese ones but they are the reason I bought a new printer in the first place, they worked great for a few prints then leaked ink everywhere and fused the print head in place as well as making one hell of a mess of my desk.

I guess we do live in a throw away society.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 31, 2008, 11:16:35 AM
That I am going to bin a perfectly good 6 month old printer becasue it is cheaper to buy a new one than replace the ink cartridges.
I know I could buy cheap chinese ones but they are the reason I bought a new printer in the first place, they worked great for a few prints then leaked ink everywhere and fused the print head in place as well as making one hell of a mess of my desk.

I guess we do live in a throw away society.

i just did that, i bought the same printer i had before, it was cheaper to get the printer with ink than buy ink for my old printer :crazy:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Avicenna January 31, 2008, 05:31:33 PM
you know those cartridges that come with printers aren't full or dont hold the capacity of new print cartridges right?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers January 31, 2008, 05:37:31 PM
If you've got a cartridge world near you they fill up old cartridges for a lot less than buying new ones.  (plus you are doing a LOT less damage to the environment.)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 31, 2008, 07:16:41 PM
you know those cartridges that come with printers aren't full or dont hold the capacity of new print cartridges right?

i got the same all in one printer as before, the cardridges lasted me nearly a year, and my scanner was on the blink so it worked out cheaper in the long run to get the same new printer for 30 plus i got a new scanner on it lol. To get the ink it would have been about 20 plus my scanner would have still been on the blink. :silly

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: Vermis February 01, 2008, 01:20:04 AM
Throw away the printer to replace the cartridges?  I think I need to sit down.

I am.  Convenient.

In other news: Mathshammer. :soapbox:
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: chironex February 01, 2008, 02:56:30 AM
If you've got a cartridge world near you they fill up old cartridges for a lot less than buying new ones.  (plus you are doing a LOT less damage to the environment.)

Cartridge world are notoriously incompetent for filling cartridges with the wrong ink. The cartridges are only built to last one tankful anyway, the integrated head and tank units are to be thrown out when empty, only separate tanks should be refilled. Don't trust Cartridge World to do this. The manufacturer can probably supply you with good ink, or some aftermarket refill kits may suit. Some machines may be able to take a continuous flow system, a set of large outboard tanks. Some users at Worldworks Games swear by them.

I have had more than one worn out junker on my desk with a customer complaining of low print quality only to open the hatch and find a Cartridge World cartridge inside with a worn out print head and tank full of congealed ink, and the tyres perishing and the blob of waste ink in the bottom has started corroding the steel chassis...
Electrostatic printers are worse as their worn out drums are painfully obvious, plus CW may put them in backwards...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis February 08, 2008, 01:32:10 AM
This morning, I heard the gate swing, but no-one at the door.  Two minutes later I stood up, and caught a glimpse through the window of a courier getting back into his van and driving away with my package of putty samples.
Immediately phoned the number on the leaflet he left, and waited as the guy in the office phoned the courier.  Apparently two minutes of driving took him too far away, so he'll have to come back on Monday at the earliest. :rant:
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: Bodhi February 09, 2008, 12:09:48 AM
Is that "ter-MAH-toe" or "toe-MAY-toe"? :whistle:
I think Vermis is right. We should call the whole thing off.
potatoe portarto

tomatoes ketchup and tomatoe sauce i hate it, and mayonasise, and the red stuff on pizza bases, thank good for good old british fish and chips and chicken  :lol:

What really p**sses me of: People who don't eat EVERYTHING. My wife doesn't eat fish, my eldest son DOES eat pasta and meatballs (that's about it...) and I used to love to cook. Interest is vaining with the family members turning most things down.
Funnily enough my daughter (who is vegetarian) eats just about ANY exotic dishes as long as there's no meat in it. So despite being vegetarian shes's the LEAST picky of the bunch.
Myself I eat (as the vietnamese saying goes) "anything in the sky except aeroplanes and anything in the water except submarines"
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: caerban February 09, 2008, 12:16:01 AM
Myself I eat (as the vietnamese saying goes) "anything in the sky except aeroplanes and anything in the water except submarines"

As a man who has, in his somewhat checkered marine biology career, worked with deep-water fishes I can assure you that the submarine isn't too bad an option by comparison... yick!
:D
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: Beastlord February 09, 2008, 12:48:45 AM
What really p**sses me of: People who don't eat EVERYTHING.
I feel your pain..My family are the pickiest eaters imaginable, my oldest sister just having got out of her 'brocoli and plain pasta' phase (she refused to eat ANYTHING else 8:::). As a keen cook and carnivore, her refusal to eat beautiful hay roasted lamb is unfathomable... Its not like she's a vegetarian... :shrug: (don't get me started on them  :grrr:  :D only joking  :boing:)
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: Bodhi February 09, 2008, 09:10:18 AM
Myself I eat (as the vietnamese saying goes) "anything in the sky except aeroplanes and anything in the water except submarines"

As a man who has, in his somewhat checkered marine biology career, worked with deep-water fishes I can assure you that the submarine isn't too bad an option by comparison... yick!
:D

Ugly things can be quite tasty.... By that logic I should taste wonderful  :smile:
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: caerban February 09, 2008, 10:53:33 AM
Myself I eat (as the vietnamese saying goes) "anything in the sky except aeroplanes and anything in the water except submarines"

As a man who has, in his somewhat checkered marine biology career, worked with deep-water fishes I can assure you that the submarine isn't too bad an option by comparison... yick!
:D

Ugly things can be quite tasty.... By that logic I should taste wonderful  :smile:

That depends on whether you buffer your proteins against pressure effects using, amongst other things, ammonia, urea and cyanide.  :D
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: grekwood February 09, 2008, 01:05:36 PM
Myself I eat (as the vietnamese saying goes) "anything in the sky except aeroplanes and anything in the water except submarines"

As a man who has, in his somewhat checkered marine biology career, worked with deep-water fishes I can assure you that the submarine isn't too bad an option by comparison... yick!
:D

Ugly things can be quite tasty.... By that logic I should taste wonderful  :smile:

That depends on whether you buffer your proteins against pressure effects using, amongst other things, ammonia, urea and cyanide.  :D

 :shrug: question about the sea. If you found a fish at the deepest part of the sea and brought it up to the surface really quickly would it explode, as a goldfish would implode if you took it to the bottom of the sea.

about fussy eaters,  :shrug: :angel:
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: Bungle February 09, 2008, 01:21:24 PM

Ugly things can be quite tasty.... By that logic I should taste wonderful  :smile:

Can I pass on that....  :whistle:

i'll leave that to your wife
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: Bodhi February 09, 2008, 04:35:46 PM
:shrug: question about the sea. If you found a fish at the deepest part of the sea and brought it up to the surface really quickly would it explode, as a goldfish would implode if you took it to the bottom of the sea.

Based on my meagre knowledge of diving physiology I have allways assumed that it would. The lungs sure do if you get up to fast from a deep dive. Apart from the bends that's one of the most common causes of death in scuba diving. So it sure should be the same for deep water fishes I assume.
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: Sabbat Wolf February 12, 2008, 12:47:07 AM
: Bodhi
People who don't eat EVERYTHING

I just don't 'get' fussy eaters.  I can't understand it.  Granted, there are a couple of things I really don't like but other than that, I'll eat just about anything.  Perhaps it's because I love to cook.

I used to know a girl who was a vegetarian (because she thought it was cruel) but didn't like vegetables either.  Her entire diet consisted of pasta/rice and cheese, and she wondered why she kept gaining weight!
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: caerban February 12, 2008, 12:48:02 PM
:shrug: question about the sea. If you found a fish at the deepest part of the sea and brought it up to the surface really quickly would it explode, as a goldfish would implode if you took it to the bottom of the sea.

Based on my meagre knowledge of diving physiology I have allways assumed that it would. The lungs sure do if you get up to fast from a deep dive. Apart from the bends that's one of the most common causes of death in scuba diving. So it sure should be the same for deep water fishes I assume.


Firstly a goldfish won't implode when you take it too deep, it'll just die. It's swim bladder will expel gas until it's completely empty, compressed down to nothing, and it would be fine. For implosion you need a rigid gas pocket, like your chest cavity, sinuses or eardrums. What'll kill it will be a combination of sensory overload, it's unprotected neurons will fire at a ridiculous, uncontrolled rate causing it's body to spasm, possibly with sufficient strength to break it's own back, and the complete breakdown of it's metabolism as it's unprotected proteins unravel under the pressure.
Bringing something up is a whole different story. Theoretically it should be physically fine but poorly adapted to it's new environment, it's neurons will fire very slowly possibly slow enough to kill it. In reality what happens is the fish is usually brought up too quickly. Most deep sea fish have a blind swim bladder, there's no holes in it. Gas is exchanged in and out via the blood. This is an incredibly accurate way of maintaining correct buoyancy but it's really slow, you can't just blow off gas, like a surfacing diver can from their lungs. Which means the swim bladder expands massively as the pressure on it is released. Theoretically this could lead to an explosion but what happens in my experience is based on the facts that the swim bladder is enormously elastic and the body of a fish isn't a blind sack. The bladder expands and becomes too large for the body cavity and so it makes room by pushing all the fish's internal organs out through it's mouth, finally pushing much of it's own way out. It isn't pleasant to look at :)
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: grekwood February 12, 2008, 01:04:44 PM
:shrug: question about the sea. If you found a fish at the deepest part of the sea and brought it up to the surface really quickly would it explode, as a goldfish would implode if you took it to the bottom of the sea.

Based on my meagre knowledge of diving physiology I have allways assumed that it would. The lungs sure do if you get up to fast from a deep dive. Apart from the bends that's one of the most common causes of death in scuba diving. So it sure should be the same for deep water fishes I assume.


Firstly a goldfish won't implode when you take it too deep, it'll just die. It's swim bladder will expel gas until it's completely empty, compressed down to nothing, and it would be fine. For implosion you need a rigid gas pocket, like your chest cavity, sinuses or eardrums. What'll kill it will be a combination of sensory overload, it's unprotected neurons will fire at a ridiculous, uncontrolled rate causing it's body to spasm, possibly with sufficient strength to break it's own back, and the complete breakdown of it's metabolism as it's unprotected proteins unravel under the pressure.
Bringing something up is a whole different story. Theoretically it should be physically fine but poorly adapted to it's new environment, it's neurons will fire very slowly possibly slow enough to kill it. In reality what happens is the fish is usually brought up too quickly. Most deep sea fish have a blind swim bladder, there's no holes in it. Gas is exchanged in and out via the blood. This is an incredibly accurate way of maintaining correct buoyancy but it's really slow, you can't just blow off gas, like a surfacing diver can from their lungs. Which means the swim bladder expands massively as the pressure on it is released. Theoretically this could lead to an explosion but what happens in my experience is based on the facts that the swim bladder is enormously elastic and the body of a fish isn't a blind sack. The bladder expands and becomes too large for the body cavity and so it makes room by pushing all the fish's internal organs out through it's mouth, finally pushing much of it's own way out. It isn't pleasant to look at :)

and i read this when i was eating  :sick:
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: weirdwolf February 16, 2008, 02:06:26 AM
It really  :swear: me off when people don't take responseability for their own actions. You know the type, "what did you do that for" reply "wasn't me" "I just saw you do it" reply "weren't me" sneer "it was somebody else" :eatlead:. What happened to "sorry" "it won't happen again".

I also hate  :swear: in front of women. I know most women  :swear: like troopers now, but it's the principle of the matter :angel:.
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: Wildheart February 16, 2008, 06:42:08 AM
I also hate  :swear: in front of women. I know most women  :swear: like troopers now, but it's the principle of the matter :angel:.

I concur, profanity is the product of a lazy mind. Why a group of fellas (or girls for that matter) feel the need to fill in the gaps with expletives, I don't know?
Mind you, some of the "Ladies" (and let's use the term loosely) where I work, would make a Docker blush. Very inventive and descriptive.
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: Citizen Sade February 16, 2008, 10:05:21 AM
I also hate  :swear: in front of women.
Why? Are they delicate little flowers to be shielded from nastiness?

I concur, profanity is the product of a lazy mind.
Bollocks
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: Citizen Sade February 16, 2008, 10:07:25 AM
:swear:
:shock: I didn't think that would get past the filter.
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: Barry February 16, 2008, 11:11:29 AM
I get pissed off with people who get at vegetarians. Do I get at you because you eat lumps of rotting flesh?
There is no need to take a life so that you can indulge in eating food that is bad for you anyway.
Before you criticise vegetarians do some proper research into it so you at least have some idea what you are talking about. this is problably not the place to start a discussion about the relevant merits of eating fresh fruit and vetetables against rotting and decaying flesh [ it has to start to rot before humans can digest it- check it out] so I shall not respond to the many replies I'm sure I'll get from you meat eating ghouls.
End of rant.
B.
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: weirdwolf February 16, 2008, 12:11:12 PM
Swear words are all part of our natural upbringing, words dating back to the Celts & Anglo-saxons. Swearing in front of women was not the done thing in my dads household, so with upbringing, so comes habit & old habits die hard. :shrug:.

As for veggies, isn't it your choice to be what you are, why would somebody condemn you for eating fruit & veg. My best mate whom I grew up with has been a veggie all his life, not once have we argued or talked about each others choices in food. The only thing I do differently is that I have spare pans & cooking utensils for when he comes & stays. When I visit his place I eat vegetarian, nice for change.
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: Citizen Sade February 16, 2008, 01:09:03 PM
Swearing in front of women was not the done thing in my dads household, so with upbringing, so comes habit & old habits die hard. :shrug:.
Upbringing in Yorkshire? Reason I ask is that many of my mates had a similar attitude when I lived in Ilkley as a teenager. Down here in the south, I've rarely come across any pressure for men to moderate their language when ladies are present. Of course, it's dependent on the situation and the company as I wouldn't dream of effing and blinding in front of my grandmother for instance.
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: Vermis February 16, 2008, 01:32:40 PM
Do I get at you because you eat lumps of rotting flesh?

...you meat eating ghouls.

Hm.
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: Seamus Muadhen February 16, 2008, 03:44:32 PM
. . . when my boss comes to me 20 minutes before I'm getting ready to leave on a Friday and expects me to finish a 3 hour project for him and because I don't like to disapoint and because it was very important, I go ahead and do it.  I'm not only ticked off at him, I'm ticked off at myself for not putting my foot down.

Concerning profanity, I don't think it's the product of a lazy mind, more a condition of habit.  When used seldom and at the right moment, it can be very effective communication.  My father couldn't hardly breath without cursing and his expletives were pretty much ignored by everyone.  Let my mom cut loose, and suddenly she had your undivided attention.  Of course mom's can make your name into an expletive.  You know your in trouble when they use your full name along with the words, " ... come over here right now!"
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: DRAGON February 16, 2008, 04:08:57 PM
My own lack of self control has now really p****d me off. A few years ago I got seriously hooked on fruit machines but eventually managed to "kick the habit". Last week I went into the local bookies with a friend and managed to off load a sizeable wedge of cash into the damned things  :(
What a  :swear: idiot I feel.
There you go I've put it out in the open...... feel free to abuse me I am a fool and I know it  :oops:
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: weirdwolf February 17, 2008, 01:21:02 AM
Swearing in front of women was not the done thing in my dads household, so with upbringing, so comes habit & old habits die hard. :shrug:.
Upbringing in Yorkshire?

YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE! I'm a Lincolnshire chappie. Hay! but you weren't to know that.
Strange you say that about Yorkshiremen, the ones I know would kill a bleep machine in seconds.
As they say in "T" north "I say what I like" "& I like what I  :swear: say", bless em'.
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: Brandlin February 17, 2008, 01:17:17 PM
The thing that REALLY p***es me off, is people that come on a specialist forum or chat room to talk about things not remotely connected to the topic of the forum....


 :tantrum: :swear: :erm: :whistle:
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: Wildheart February 17, 2008, 08:40:34 PM
This place is getting worse then Frothers  :P
I digress.
People tend to use profanities in conversation to fill gaps in their dialogue - this is what I mean by lazy mind.  :wink:
We all swear, I try not to, especially in the company of the fairer sex, and most definitely around my four year old daughter.

B*ll*cks is a misuse of the Anglo-saxon slang word for a priest, or man of the clergy. This was proven in the high court by then Q.C. John Mortimer in 1977 in defence of Virgin Records release of the Sex Pistols debut album "Never Mind The B*ll*cks Here's The Sex Pistols", and anyone who tells you different is talking a load of old clergymen...
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: jester February 17, 2008, 10:07:49 PM
wot p**sis me off is the a'hole's that stand there looking at you for
10 minute's & then ask were you've been :whaaa: then wen you tell
them they stand there calling you a lier :tantrum:!!!!
or the dip stick that gives you a 10 note wen you've just started work....
who would be a bus driver!!!!!........... :shrug: :huh?:
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: Vermis February 17, 2008, 10:21:32 PM
Eh?

who would be a bus driver!

Oh, right...

or the dip stick that gives you a 10 note wen you've just started work...

In my defence I've yet to find a cash machine that doles out fivers, or change. ;)

Hullo!  Welcome to the FoD.
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: gi6ers February 17, 2008, 10:38:10 PM
Do I get at you because you eat lumps of rotting flesh?

Yes, your post is a tiny bit anti-carnivore isn't it?

I'm an omnivore, I've got all sorts of teeth for the job  :D  Bacon Sarnie anyone?
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: Bungle February 17, 2008, 11:08:24 PM
 :metoo:

yes please.. but make it a BLT... all food groups then.
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: Barry February 18, 2008, 09:59:12 AM
Hi  gi6ers. You have different types of teeth because you are a mammal, not because you are designed to eat meat. Horses have canine teeth called 'wolf teeth' because they too are mammals, not because they eat meat.
Wildheart- my recollection is that John Mortimer QC argued that the word under discussion referred to ' small balls'. At least that is what he argued before the magistrates. What is the Anglo Saxon for priest?
B.
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: Inso February 18, 2008, 10:25:25 AM
I hate being angry all the time...and there is no reason for it :(.
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: Hasslefriesian February 18, 2008, 10:58:24 AM
Hi  gi6ers. You have different types of teeth because you are a mammal, not because you are designed to eat meat.

Humans are omnivores. Vegetarianism is fine (for other people :whistle: ) but don't try and convince me that I'm not designed to eat meat as part of a balanced diet, because I am.
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: Vermis February 18, 2008, 11:06:56 AM
I don't want this to turn into some kind of veggie/meat flame war and make people feel ostracised, but... Kev's avatar relates to a point I want to make.

I'm off now to prepare my chickpea curry. :angel: No really
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: caerban February 18, 2008, 11:13:15 AM
Hi  gi6ers. You have different types of teeth because you are a mammal, not because you are designed to eat meat. Horses have canine teeth called 'wolf teeth' because they too are mammals, not because they eat meat.

That's not strictly true. Mammalian teeth are as adaptable as the rest of the body plan. Dolphins' (and most toothed whales) all have the same shaped teeth, save for those which use teeth for things other than eating. All teeth in mammals are there for a reason not just because we are mammals (wolf teeth are used by wild horses for fighting), although some may be relict. However, if you want to argue vegetarianism vs. body plan I have to point out we have a digestive system set up for omnivory and with a high emphasis on eating meat. Our intestines are too short to correctly digest most plant matter efficiently, we don't have extra stomachs, we don't have a caecum or an enlarged appendix, our digestive enzymes are primed towards simple sugars and proteins and we lack the ability to synthesize about half the amino acids we need, the primary sources of these amino acids being meat. We're designed for omnivory, in truth a mix of frugivory and carnivory, like chimps. Being vegetarian is fine as a social choice, as a taste preference or as a reaction to allergies/conditions and such like, do as you will (or need to), that's fine, but don't argue any biological prerogative into it because that is wrong.
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: weirdwolf February 18, 2008, 01:40:30 PM
I hate being angry all the time...and there is no reason for it :(.
A lot of people suffer the same. I'm a firm believer in it's a product of modern life, the hustle & bustle of the rat race. Try sitting under a tree in the country side with a book or just listen to nature, works for me.
Never under estermate the healing power of the force, ER! I mean nature :thumbup:.
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: grekwood February 18, 2008, 03:58:03 PM
Some say that the Appendix devoloped to help with digestion of Raw meat.  :whistle: .
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: keeper40k February 18, 2008, 04:06:38 PM
Some say that the Appendix devoloped to help with digestion of Raw meat.  :whistle: .

No, no - the appendix developed so that you could put supplimentatry information into a book without affecting the flow of your narrative.  :whistle:
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: Inso February 18, 2008, 04:42:06 PM
I always thought the appendix was there to help digest cellulose (from grass and tough vegetation)...I'm not so sure now???
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood February 18, 2008, 04:45:18 PM
Some say that the Appendix developed to help with digestion of Raw meat.  :whistle: .

No, no - the appendix developed so that you could put supplementary information into a book without affecting the flow of your narrative.  :whistle:

i knew i would spell it wrong  :wink: ("it" is right, lol....joke to self  :wink:) actually it is right.

So that little flabby thing attached to where the small bowel meets the colon, the bit which can be searched to find related information, and once digested raw meats is now called the Appendix. or vermiform appendix  :huh?:

Although Darwin thinks it was for eating leaves. Some say its a safe haven for good bacteria. Otherwise it is a useless bit of junk.
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: Chris_M February 18, 2008, 05:24:48 PM
The appendix was there to aid digestion of raw plant matter after it had been softened up by the rest of the digestive process when humans lived in trees and primarily ate leaves, shoots, fruits etc. When we descended and claimed the land, starting to eat meat, then it became less important, and, as meat-based protein/vitamins/mineral diets apparently provided more of an evolutionary advantage as we became Homo Sapiens, the appendix became much less important and has atrophied.

Were we to start eating raw plants again, I'm sure it would become more prominent.
Maybe if we went several generations of pure-diet vegetarians/vegans down the line, we could actually prove it is re-evolving and becoming useful, although the effects of cooking the vegetables (breaking down the long chain starches and celluloses, making them easier for the rest of the digestive process to handle) would lessen the diets' impact.
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: Inso February 18, 2008, 06:46:31 PM
Have you heard about Bill the panda, he's always in trouble with the lady pandas because he eats shoots and leaves :mrgreen:.
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: grekwood February 18, 2008, 07:20:15 PM
Have you heard about Bill the panda, he's always in trouble with the lady pandas because he eats shoots and leaves :mrgreen:.

 muahahahaha
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: Citizen Sade April 14, 2008, 10:44:06 PM
This massively overused smiley which is much loved by those trying to get their post count up:

 :metoo:

Don't do it, kids.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade April 14, 2008, 10:44:41 PM
 :metoo:

To pre-empt any budding comedians ...
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: eastman April 15, 2008, 01:43:33 AM
 :metoo:






  :twisted: :lmao:  :twisted: :lmao:  :twisted: :lmao:  :twisted:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade April 15, 2008, 12:37:01 PM
 :roll:

A word of advice?

Don't give up your day job.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood April 15, 2008, 01:05:15 PM
non waterproof pens which you are certain are waterproof  :tantrum:
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: kingluke April 22, 2008, 09:31:44 PM
Ooh ooh! I know something that pisses me off! Last Friday I was seeing the Misfits (My fave band.) in concert in Brooklyn (Anyone else who was there let me know please.). Anyway when the Misfits came on the mosh pit kicked into full gear and I elbowed a fellow concert goer in the face a few times (Because I was jumping around and screaming like a crazy person.) and he started yelling at me but we both quickly got back into the music and he completely forgot about it (I hope.). Anyway this pisses me off because the Idea of a mosh pit is to get ruffed up a bit and to get other people ruffed up. so I really cant see what he was complaining about. thankfully the rest of the concert went much better and good times were had by all! Thank you for listening to my ramblings (Wow I'm only 14 and I'm already starting to ramble.)

-King Luke.
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: Sabbat Wolf May 27, 2008, 11:11:07 AM
role profiles!!!!!!!!! You would think if there was something essentail for a job being advertised, it would be in the advert.  It only makes sense doesn't it?!?!

Well, I've been looking for work for a while and you'd be suprised how many interviews you get to where 40mins into it they say something like "have you experience with Sage? No, sorry that is essential for the role" or "and have you got a car, no, sorry you would deffinitely need to be able to drive" If these details were in the adverts I would have wasted my time or theirs.  Arrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! Rant rant rant rant rant.

I applied for one job and didn't get it because I couldn't drive.  There was no driving element to the role, wouldn't have to go anywhere once I'd got to the office but it would have taken about 1hr 20mins to get there and they didn't think I'd be able to commit to the role with that much public transport.  Well, believe me, for the money they were offering, I'd have travelled for longer! rant rant rant rant.

@kingluke - I know what you mean about mosh pits, personally I avoid them like the plague when I'm at gigs.  They just aren't my thing, but you see so many people diving in and then complaining because they've got hurt.  The upshot is that venues ban moshpits and that ruins it for everyone.
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: hatherley May 27, 2008, 10:20:18 PM
Sorry to hear you're having such a lot of hassle job hunting. I get the impression that some employers decide not to give a person the job during the interview and find a reason to exclude you rather than having the courage to be honest. Larger firms are the worst - that's one of many reason why I took voluntary redundancy from my previous job, management no longer had the guts to be honest about why they were taking unpopular decisions.

Best of luck in your search, Debs.
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: kingluke May 28, 2008, 03:19:20 AM
Hooray! someone noticed me AND responded! Hooray! Its Fire Engine Time! WEEEEEWOOOOOOOOO WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  WEEEEEEEEEEEEE WOOOOOOOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But, Seriously it doesn't make sense to purposefully put you're self in harms way and then complain when you get hurt.  just plain loopy I say! Once again thanks for noticing me Debs (Unlike the rest of you slackers. Shame on you!) I am now you're internet slave and will do anything you ask that doesn't require me tu get of my ass and actually do something. good luck with the job hunt!

-Kingluke
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis May 28, 2008, 11:18:16 AM
Once again thanks for noticing me Debs (Unlike the rest of you slackers. Shame on you!)

Oh, don't worry.  We noticed.

The upshot is that venues ban moshpits and that ruins it for everyone.

Mmyeah...

Anyways.  I hear you, Debs.  I'm still having that whole overqualified-underexperienced problem.  ("I'll shovel dog crap!  I'll follow 'em round with a dinky little shovel and a bottle of febreze!  Just give me a job!  Please!"  "No.  You've read too many books.")
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban May 28, 2008, 12:06:32 PM
Yup, I hear the pair of you loud and clear on that, SB and Verm. Too much book-larnin' and not enough experience. I often wonder where all these more experienced people than me are getting their experience from, there don't seem to be that many "entry level" jobs any more. At least Tesco took me in... and leeched the soul right out of me like some succubus but without the kinky, fun bits.  :swear:

As for mosh pits... the last person who flailed me at a gig found himself tossed over the crash barrier and escorted off the premises by security without really knowing what was going on. I may look like a 5'6" tubby teddy with fluffy hair but I'm a front row rugby enforcer with 20+ years experience. I'll jostle and bounce with the best of 'em, it's part of the fun, but keep those flailing elbows to yourself or I'll knot them together.  :tsk:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Sabbat Wolf May 28, 2008, 02:02:16 PM
Glad I'm not the only one who has had fun and games on the job hunting front.  It's not the job huntin that bothers me, I'm back living with family so overheads are minimal, but it just makes sense that if there is something that is a 'must' for the role than it should be stated in the advert.  It only wastes the company's time and money interviewing people that don't have an important part of the jigsaw.

@Kingluke, I would have replied sooner, but I haven't checked this thread in ages.  Don't come visiting these parts too often these days (though I do check eye candy and anouncements regularly) and I missed your comments completely.  Though I am suprised you were able to get to a gig that had moshpits, most venues ban them if there are loads of minors at the show.

As for mosh pits, I don't have a problem with them at all, my other half will dive right in.  For me though, I prefer to find myself a space with a little bit of room and headbang the night away (usually causing critical neck damage in the process) I know I've had a good night at the Krazyhouse if I can't move my neck for at least three days.  I accidentally got caugh in a mosh pit at the Leeds festival a few years ago, it was when System of a Down came on stage and the pit just opened up arround me.  So I quickly moved a safe distance away a watched the fun instead.     
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ben Brownlie May 28, 2008, 02:56:41 PM
What pisses me off? Little kids in the mosh pit who need a good kicking  :twisted:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hybrid May 28, 2008, 03:12:53 PM
so sorry for the rant, i mean no harm. just i speak to some american friends and they never know what your talking about or say you spell it wrong. i mean one day i was speaking to an american girl about a female friend, i said my friend had a very nice horse (meaning her pet horse) she thought i meant she had a lovely something else Silly

Hahahaha,  :lmao:  Grekwood, that's because you talk with those funny accents :floghorse:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso May 28, 2008, 03:22:33 PM
I hate getting something great at one moment and then having something really awful turn up to take away the joy.

On the one hand I'm promoted...and then I'm told that if I wish to accept it, I have to be in NI by mid august...and I'm told while I'm in the gulf so that I can't sit and chat to my wife about it...

...bleeping armed forces :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hybrid May 28, 2008, 03:50:56 PM
What pisses me off? Little kids in the mosh pit who need a good kicking  :twisted:
:metoo:
Shows, Now you've done it!!! :tantrum:

Ah and the little Emo kids that windmill and all they manage to do is fall down from being dizzy. if you can't do it, do what I do, the old back and forth :punk:
The guys that think a girl in the pit or crowd surfing is fair game for "copping a feel". Hey it took this long for the pretties to show up and now you are going to chase them off!!
Cell phones and Heavy Metal/ Death Metal/ Hardcore/ Punk shows don't mix!!!!
Oh and the Neo-punks that spend $80 on bondage pants.  :shrug: if it ain't DIY you're a poser punk!
I'll shut up now
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON May 28, 2008, 07:11:11 PM
What pisses me off? Little kids in the mosh pit who need a good kicking  :twisted:
You read my mind....... :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: kingluke May 29, 2008, 01:55:30 AM
Everything hybrid has said rings true but the thing that seems the most right is this, and I quote : Oh and the Neo-punks that spend $80 on bondage pants. if it ain't DIY you're a poser punk! So true! There's this one guy in my high-school thinks that he's a total skater-punk, BUT!, he cant even skate-board he just pretends he can and he wears pants like that all the time.  he pisses me off.
Also i have never heard of mosh pits being banned here in the U.S. is that something that is just happening across the pond?
thanks for listening,
-King Luke.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M May 29, 2008, 09:19:28 AM
I hate getting something great at one moment and then having something really awful turn up to take away the joy.

On the one hand I'm promoted...and then I'm told that if I wish to accept it, I have to be in NI by mid august...and I'm told while I'm in the gulf so that I can't sit and chat to my wife about it...

...bleeping armed forces :(.
Middle East or Northern Ireland - I know which one I'd go for, and it wouldn't be the place that can't import Guinness straight across the border. :beer:

Back with my pet hates, I got cold called yesterday by someone trying to sell something (kitchens or windows or something that I would never want to buy off someone cold calling anyway) - at work!
I was far from impressed.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso May 29, 2008, 10:23:55 AM
I hate getting something great at one moment and then having something really awful turn up to take away the joy.

On the one hand I'm promoted...and then I'm told that if I wish to accept it, I have to be in NI by mid august...and I'm told while I'm in the gulf so that I can't sit and chat to my wife about it...

...bleeping armed forces :(.
Middle East or Northern Ireland - I know which one I'd go for, and it wouldn't be the place that can't import Guinness straight across the border. :beer:

All would be great if it was just me, but I have a wife and a couple of children who are coming up to important exams.  Being out here at the moment means that I can't talk face to face with them and I can't sort things out like where they will be living while I'm in the land of Guinness.  Couple that with the BLEEP that is going on out here and to say that I am P***ed off is a mild understatement. 

If I was at home, it wouldn't have been as much of an issue but when you have to uproot a family in order to get on in life, it is nice to be able to tell them face to face rather than in a 5 minute Sat-phone conversation.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hybrid May 29, 2008, 02:31:43 PM
That  :swear: 'n stinks Inso!!
Hope it gets sorted for you.
Amazing how they need you guys so much but put you through so much more.
I had a CO tell me when I was in, " If the army wanted you to have a family, we would have issued you one". Might be one of the reasons I left. That and lack of powered armor teams.
M-247f Standard Army Issue, Family with Child Attachments, one each.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Sabbat Wolf May 29, 2008, 04:40:38 PM
I hate getting something great at one moment and then having something really awful turn up to take away the joy.

On the one hand I'm promoted...and then I'm told that if I wish to accept it, I have to be in NI by mid august...and I'm told while I'm in the gulf so that I can't sit and chat to my wife about it...

...bleeping armed forces :(.
Middle East or Northern Ireland - I know which one I'd go for, and it wouldn't be the place that can't import Guinness straight across the border. :beer:

All would be great if it was just me, but I have a wife and a couple of children who are coming up to important exams.  Being out here at the moment means that I can't talk face to face with them and I can't sort things out like where they will be living while I'm in the land of Guinness.  Couple that with the BLEEP that is going on out here and to say that I am P***ed off is a mild understatement. 

If I was at home, it wouldn't have been as much of an issue but when you have to uproot a family in order to get on in life, it is nice to be able to tell them face to face rather than in a 5 minute Sat-phone conversation.

Hope you manage to get this sorted Inso.  I was about 10 when my Dad was posted to NI, at least its a lot safer now.  He didn't take the family with him, we stayed on the mainland and he came home 1 weekend out of 4.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso May 29, 2008, 06:15:09 PM
1 in 4 is about the plan for me...

...hopefully it will only be for less than a year but you never know.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Sabbat Wolf May 29, 2008, 07:24:28 PM
Unpleasent set up, but better than uprooting the family and taking them to another country (even if it is a nice one like Northern Ireland).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis June 06, 2008, 01:27:10 AM
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: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis October 13, 2008, 01:54:30 PM
I killed this topic so let's try to ressurect it...

What pisses me off: painstakingly laying down multiple thin layers and glazes on a mini to get smooth blends and a smooth finish in order to achieve my best painting effort and to create an effect I haven't tried before, which means I make some bad colour decisions that, although relatively easily knocked back, waste a lot of time.  Then some little bit of lint appears out of nowhere and fixes itself in a layer of acrylic in a noticeable place; and despite my best efforts to very delicately scrape it out with a knife, I end up gouging the paint film in a way that screws up the smooth finish and means I'm better off throwing the mini in stripper and counting all the painting time and effort as a waste.
I don't mind saying I almost wept.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers October 13, 2008, 02:03:35 PM
I'd agree with that. I seem to chuck half painted minis back into the pile on a regular basis lately   :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi October 13, 2008, 02:14:05 PM
Ooh ooh! I know something that pisses me off! Last Friday I was seeing the Misfits (My fave band.) in concert in Brooklyn (Anyone else who was there let me know please.). Anyway when the Misfits came on the mosh pit kicked into full gear and I elbowed a fellow concert goer in the face a few times (Because I was jumping around and screaming like a crazy person.) and he started yelling at me but we both quickly got back into the music and he completely forgot about it (I hope.). Anyway this pisses me off because the Idea of a mosh pit is to get ruffed up a bit and to get other people ruffed up. so I really cant see what he was complaining about. thankfully the rest of the concert went much better and good times were had by all! Thank you for listening to my ramblings (Wow I'm only 14 and I'm already starting to ramble.)

-King Luke.

I love dancing.
I Hate doing it with someone else (couple dancing)
I hate doing it in a group.
Dancing is NOT a social activity as far as I'm concerned. Neither is it a way to pick up ladies (or men, depending on preference)
It's a solo activity between the dancer and the music.

And moshing (as well as other forms of groupdancing) is for whimps who haven't got the guts to dance solo  :P :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban October 13, 2008, 02:31:53 PM
I just dropped the pot of basecoat I was putting on my DoD. Bounced erratically off a table edge and soaked me and the floor and lots of other things, fortunately non-essential. I'm leaving it to dry (although my clothes are in the wash). But the major bummer is that I don't have any of the basecoat left and it's the only paint I was planning on using in the DoD that I can't replace with an hour's jaunt into Liverpool city centre. The only place I know for sure I can buy it is in Sheffield. Not sure I can justify a 150mile round trip just to pick up a new one or the time to mail order one :( Guess I'm going to have to alter my original paint scheme for the DoD.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers October 13, 2008, 02:39:32 PM
what colour?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban October 13, 2008, 02:59:03 PM
I was using P3 Sanguine Base as a first layer of a sandstone wall scheme but I suspect once I've got over my disappointment I'll break out the standard greys. It would have been nice if they'd been a little different, most people use greys for stone, but it'll be easier to finish and to use the OSL I had planned I suppose too.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood October 13, 2008, 07:17:48 PM
can i say bananas in here  :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers October 13, 2008, 07:33:49 PM
The second line of your signature says it all.

Plantain?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood October 13, 2008, 07:59:43 PM
The second line of your signature says it all.

Plantain?

why did you think i mentioned it in here   :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON October 14, 2008, 11:44:13 AM
Can I mention Dragons instead ? Just before Brandlin gets a Grav bike reference in....... :whistle: :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin October 14, 2008, 01:50:34 PM
i appear to be getting a reputation... 8:::
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Orc boy October 16, 2008, 11:02:12 PM
Things that piss me off:

There's a lot.

Right now, it's people on the internet or Xbox live. Why is it that when people are given anonymity, half of the people act normally and the other half suddenly become complete idiots?

This was mainly spurred on by an attack on me and my friend over Xbox LIVE by a bunch of Scottish guys basically getting angry because we're English.  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis October 17, 2008, 05:37:31 PM
I ordered something from an online shop.  They say they usually ship within five working days but today - the two-week deadline to complain about missing parcels - I logged on five minutes ago and the newest email is 'your item has been shipped today'. :roll:

At least it's on it's way.  I hope.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso October 17, 2008, 06:25:24 PM
I really don't enjoy my current job :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian October 17, 2008, 07:35:29 PM
Bummer :?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis October 17, 2008, 08:06:08 PM
:(

Anything you want to moan about?  I think this is the right place.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso October 19, 2008, 04:23:13 PM
I plan the various detachments and exercises now...I don't have any contact with the aircraft any more :(.

I dun gone and got meeself a darned desk job :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Medved October 20, 2008, 02:15:12 PM
i am currentley p****sed off by the lack of sleep i am getting, coupled with the time i have to get up in themorning to make it in to work on time

(i get up a 6:30am  and my son makes sure my sleep is very well disturbed)

i am zombified at work, and worn out at home, and yelled at by the missus for being home sooo late.

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin October 20, 2008, 02:37:04 PM
I'm pissed off at beng unemployed, and officially its only been 1 day!

:-(

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lost Boy October 20, 2008, 06:26:16 PM
This was mainly spurred on by an attack on me and my friend over Xbox LIVE by a bunch of Scottish guys basically getting angry because we're English.  :grrr:
Not all Scots are like that. I'm English (born there) but live in Scotland. Everyone in my family's Scottish, my wife's family as well, so I'm sort of an oddity during family gatherings (think Eastenders meets River City!!!). Quite a few Scots have a chip on their shoulders towards the English, some of them have a whole Chip Shop, but not all of them. Most are nice.


My wife has just told me I have to write this or she won't make me anything for tea
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin October 20, 2008, 07:53:15 PM
I live on the welsh-english border just outside chester. One of my favourite retorts to some of my welsh mates when they start gettign all celtic on me and start english bashing is to point out that they must be second class celts. scots are clearly first class celts as we had to build a damned wall to keep them out, and just to keep them quiet we let them keep there own money ... whereas in wales we just let them keep their sheep...

: Re: things that really p** you off
: freakinacage October 21, 2008, 09:35:34 AM
I live on the welsh-english border just outside chester. One of my favourite retorts to some of my welsh mates when they start gettign all celtic on me and start english bashing is to point out that they must be second class celts. scots are clearly first class celts as we had to build a damned wall to keep them out, and just to keep them quiet we let them keep there own money ... whereas in wales we just let them keep their sheep...


oooh as an englishman living in cardiff and working in the valleys i shall keep that one.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood October 21, 2008, 12:18:26 PM
I live on the welsh-english border just outside chester. One of my favourite retorts to some of my welsh mates when they start gettign all celtic on me and start english bashing is to point out that they must be second class celts. scots are clearly first class celts as we had to build a damned wall to keep them out, and just to keep them quiet we let them keep there own money ... whereas in wales we just let them keep their sheep...


oooh as an englishman living in cardiff and working in the valleys i shall keep that one.



uh...um Scots are picts  :whistle:

i class my self as a welsh guy who grew up in England  :lol: born in knighton on the welsh/shropshire border.... moved to weston-super-mare when i was 2, lived there until i was 20 then i moved to cardiff. so my accents more english bristolian than welsh and people think i'm english but my birth certificate says welsh. you wouldn't beieve how much stick i got in school for being welsh, now in wales and everyhere else in the world most people think i'm english however the english still say i'm welsh  :shrug:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin October 21, 2008, 12:25:22 PM
uh...um Scots are picts  :whistle:

Some of them...  at least we can agree they fall in the catagory of "Johnny Foreigner!"

I would like to disassociate myself from the marginally racist claims of this post... hopefully we haven't become too PC that we can't bait our brothers in this great United Kingdom without fear of our mars bars being battered and our sheep having sleepless nights!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Orc boy October 21, 2008, 08:42:55 PM
Black Tree Design still haven't delivered my Dalek Emperor...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k October 22, 2008, 10:41:06 AM
Black Tree Design still haven't delivered my Dalek Emperor...

Nor my Chaplain of the 24th of Foot.

Do you think the Chaplain and the Emperor might be having some kind of altercation?  Or just that BTD have gone cr*p over the summer? :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood October 22, 2008, 12:22:25 PM
i've been hearing a lot of people say that they are getting problems with black tree recently..... personally i always found their service good  :shrug:

recently i had a problem with an artizan order which was lost in the post twice (not artizans fault) so perhaps it's the royal mail that's the problem....
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme October 22, 2008, 12:35:44 PM
Black Tree Design still haven't delivered my Dalek Emperor...

Nor my Chaplain of the 24th of Foot.

Do you think the Chaplain and the Emperor might be having some kind of altercation?  Or just that BTD have gone cr*p over the summer? :grrr:

I am short of two daleks.but people have always said that about me. They must be having a casting problem. They have just redesigned there website so there could be changes on the way.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: killerkitty October 24, 2008, 08:44:10 PM
Working far to much, against my own will & not spending time with the people I want to spend time with.

Waiting for pay day, so I can buy a Kitty miniature & a few others :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind November 03, 2008, 12:18:06 PM
Statal offices. I have to manage them every damned day on this Earth. Once their printer is broken, once they close offices at 4 P.M. (what the hell?!), once people are sick, once they don't know what say to me (try the next office, and then the next one again, and so on)... :tantrum:
May I insult them in italian tongue here?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium November 04, 2008, 10:20:53 PM
Have a look at this new (http://www.giantitp.com/index.html#MZvsP18xmNXpVDwvCRQ) that has appeared in the Giant in the Playground website. :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Dolmot November 04, 2008, 10:47:20 PM
Have a look at this new (http://www.giantitp.com/index.html#MZvsP18xmNXpVDwvCRQ) that has appeared in the Giant in the Playground website.

While it makes a dramatic story, it's not necessarily based on facts. Please do check other sources too.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: eastman November 05, 2008, 01:15:09 AM
Have a look at this new (http://www.giantitp.com/index.html#MZvsP18xmNXpVDwvCRQ) that has appeared in the Giant in the Playground website.

While it makes a dramatic story, it's not necessarily based on facts. Please do check other sources too.

I was there and I know the person who handles the Ace of Aces charity speed paint quite well. This was real. The original charity refused to take gamer money and an alternate charity was selected.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind November 05, 2008, 10:23:54 AM
Have a look at this new (http://www.giantitp.com/index.html#MZvsP18xmNXpVDwvCRQ) that has appeared in the Giant in the Playground website.

While it makes a dramatic story, it's not necessarily based on facts. Please do check other sources too.

I was there and I know the person who handles the Ace of Aces charity speed paint quite well. This was real. The original charity refused to take gamer money and an alternate charity was selected.

Noooo....
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel November 05, 2008, 10:46:01 AM
I've heard this on RPGnet, along with links to news. It's true, all right.  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: eastman November 06, 2008, 12:21:37 AM
Word on the street is that most people have only heard part of the story. Yes, the charity declined to take the GenCon donation, but from what has been seen recently, they did that before GenCon because they have a policy against their name used in promotion of others events.

If GenCon had walked up to them after the event and said "here, have $17000", that would have been OK. GenCon promoting them as the "Official Charity of GenCon" was the problem.

This has been quoted on other forums from a response by the original charity

There appears to be a misunderstanding which I would like to correct. When Gen Con contacted CCF about its auction, we were pleased to accept donations. However, we couldn't lend our name for publication because our policies have specific criteria for endorsements. We were unaware that this had caused any problem or concern for Gen Con until we began receiving emails. This decision was in no way intended to be a reflection on Mr. Gygax, gaming enthusiasts or the game Dungeon and Dragons. We have the utmost respect for the gaming community and were touched by the generosity expressed through your auction. We were disappointed that we were not the recipients of the donation but we were pleased that another worthy organization benefited.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis November 10, 2008, 08:34:32 PM
Drivers who constantly shuttle back and forth between 30-40 and 60+mph on a 60mph road, causing you to shuttle back and forth as you accelerate to a reasonable speed and stamp on the brake five seconds later, despite the fact that the nearest traffic in front that would cause them to change speed is at least one or two hundred yards ahead.  But they don't shuttle at random, no; they go slow when you can't pass, and speed up when the opposite lane is clear...

I seem to be caught behind them all the time, these days.

And tractors.  20mph tractors.  I hate the country.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers November 10, 2008, 09:13:25 PM
A wife who can't distinguish between an Elf and a Dwarf and causes order querying with the powers that be.

 :nonono:

Oh the shame.




Sorry Sally  :oops:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind November 10, 2008, 09:38:07 PM
A wife who can't distinguish between an Elf and a Dwarf
:applause:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme November 12, 2008, 11:58:01 AM
Black Tree Design still haven't delivered my Dalek Emperor...

Nor my Chaplain of the 24th of Foot.

Do you think the Chaplain and the Emperor might be having some kind of altercation?  Or just that BTD have gone cr*p over the summer? :grrr:

I am short of two daleks.but people have always said that about me. They must be having a casting problem. They have just redesigned there website so there could be changes on the way.

They just fell through the letterbox  :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Medved November 12, 2008, 12:24:59 PM
things in my marriage not going well.

when you feel so angry with somebody you love and have to be around them everyday for daily life to continue.

medication that helps you survive the daily grind and have a really beneficial effect, but then starts to do weird things to you that get you into trouble

 :explodinghead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Jimmy November 12, 2008, 12:43:14 PM
When your employer finally fills the 4th vacant role in your team 4 weeks before announcing that there will be a reduction of 1 role.

When instead of deciding who it is that will be made redundant they put the imputus on us to find a way to save the role and leave it hanging over our heads in the run up to Xmas.

When the 'enhanced' redundancy package means that you will get 2 weeks pay out of it...

When your missus has to work double shifts at her job cos the lay-about good for nothing staff she employs decide they dont want to work tonight cos "Gears of War 2 is out"/"Im in slough and I dont know how to get back"/just say they aint working and dont bother to find cover.

When the flat you live in is the coldest place on the planet and you have to wear hoodies to bed and hold on tight [I quite like this actually but it sucks when you have to get out of bed!].

Rude people.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: freakinacage November 12, 2008, 09:27:07 PM
things in my marriage not going well.

when you feel so angry with somebody you love and have to be around them everyday for daily life to continue.

medication that helps you survive the daily grind and have a really beneficial effect, but then starts to do weird things to you that get you into trouble

 :explodinghead:
feck me. hope tings get better stu
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Medved November 13, 2008, 09:27:09 AM
so do I  :hmmm
: Re: things that really p** you off
: killerkitty November 14, 2008, 07:50:07 AM
Medved, I do not know your circumstances but I really hope things work out for you both  :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 14, 2008, 11:28:06 AM
Drivers who constantly shuttle back and forth between 30-40 and 60+mph on a 60mph road, causing you to shuttle back and forth as you accelerate to a reasonable speed and stamp on the brake five seconds later, despite the fact that the nearest traffic in front that would cause them to change speed is at least one or two hundred yards ahead.  But they don't shuttle at random, no; they go slow when you can't pass, and speed up when the opposite lane is clear...

I seem to be caught behind them all the time, these days.

And tractors.  20mph tractors.  I hate the country.

Cars. Generally speaking. piss me of.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M November 14, 2008, 01:12:26 PM
Cars. Generally speaking. piss me of.

As the saying goes, you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

Everytime I think I've seen it all on the roads, some muppet (usually in a Merc or BMW) goes out of their way to prove me wrong.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis November 14, 2008, 01:48:59 PM
As the saying goes, you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

Everytime I think I've seen it all on the roads, some muppet (usually in a Merc or BMW) goes out of their way to prove me wrong.

:lol:  I've had my license just over a year, but I feel like I've accumulated enough grudges to turn a dwarf green.  Including stuff about Merc and BMW drivers.

Sorry Medved.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hawkins November 14, 2008, 03:28:05 PM
Drivers who constantly shuttle back and forth between 30-40 and 60+mph on a 60mph road, causing you to shuttle back and forth as you accelerate to a reasonable speed and stamp on the brake five seconds later, despite the fact that the nearest traffic in front that would cause them to change speed is at least one or two hundred yards ahead.  But they don't shuttle at random, no; they go slow when you can't pass, and speed up when the opposite lane is clear...

I seem to be caught behind them all the time, these days.

And tractors.  20mph tractors.  I hate the country.

Cars. Generally speaking. piss me of.

yup, that why i dont own one, or a drivers licence for one either. gimme 2 wheels with an engine and im in heaven.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 14, 2008, 04:14:37 PM
Drivers who constantly shuttle back and forth between 30-40 and 60+mph on a 60mph road, causing you to shuttle back and forth as you accelerate to a reasonable speed and stamp on the brake five seconds later, despite the fact that the nearest traffic in front that would cause them to change speed is at least one or two hundred yards ahead.  But they don't shuttle at random, no; they go slow when you can't pass, and speed up when the opposite lane is clear...

I seem to be caught behind them all the time, these days.

And tractors.  20mph tractors.  I hate the country.

Cars. Generally speaking. piss me of.

yup, that why i dont own one, or a drivers licence for one either. gimme 2 wheels with an engine and im in heaven.

Give me two WITHOUT and I'm happy  :wink:  Nothing beats a bike.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: matty1001 November 14, 2008, 05:10:41 PM
Too right Bodhi.
I almost bought a bike last month and was going to cycle 1600miles from Southern Spain back to Newcastle England. Then common sense kicked in.

Peace and love...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Dolmot November 14, 2008, 05:37:09 PM
gimme 2 wheels with an engine and im in heaven.

Well, Segways are kinda fun but I probably wouldn't call them heavenly myself...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hawkins November 14, 2008, 05:44:19 PM
gimme 2 wheels with an engine and im in heaven.

Well, Segways are kinda fun but I probably wouldn't call them heavenly myself...

like im a 3 year old or a Canadian.... whats a segways?

a lil FYI: my first bike was identical to this (except pure black)
http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/1983/1983_GS650G_450.jpg

its been love eversense......  :bighug:

oh and this is what im riding right now....
http://www.bikez.com/pictures/yamaha/1992/9274_0_1_2_xtz%20660%20tenere_Submitted%20by%20anonymous%20user..jpg


owned on of these as well.... http://www.ruediger-kelkel.de/XTZ-91.html
and this before i blew out the engine....  :whistle:
http://www.classicbikes.com/1985cb450custom.jpg

but to make it a rant.... winters coming!!!  :blub:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 15, 2008, 09:33:01 AM
Merc drivers..... :tantrum: :eatlead: :eatlead: :blastem: :bash:.........BMW drivers, Bloody Mindless Wan*'a's  :explodinghead:. & why the *uck do old people buy huge cars i.e Jag220, then drive it at 20mph, WHY! :nuts: :nonono:

Nice rides Hawkins

Here's a few of mine that I have at the moment

One for winter:(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj252/weirdwolf_photo/bikes.jpg)

My everyday ride:(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj252/weirdwolf_photo/bikes2.jpg)

The one that annoys all the neighbourhood  :lol:... :whistle:(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj252/weirdwolf_photo/bikes1.jpg)

The first chop I built & I'll never sell her, never :wub:
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj252/weirdwolf_photo/bikes3.jpg)

There's also my two classic Brits, a Triumph T140 & a Norton Domie, plus X1 Drag bike :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind November 15, 2008, 10:41:07 AM
(http://kosmo.netsons.org/wp-content/uno-segway.jpg)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hawkins November 15, 2008, 03:36:20 PM
@ weirdwolf: thanks, yours too, especially the Norton, id give up my left nut to have one...
though i have to say the only one im proud of is the 83 GSG, and i still have it!!!!  :boing: :boing: because im i bit on the tall side though i dont go in for street machines, more the standard style or the enduros as i find em more comfy and easier to handle at extreamly slow speeds.

eventually though im going to get a 2002 TDM900 Red Yellow Cocktail 1:     gatta be that year, that colour, and well, you know...... bikes...........


http://www.tdmitalia.net/lemoto/colorazioni/900yellow2002.jpg



and i will name it bumble bee  :silly


: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 15, 2008, 05:29:53 PM
Merc drivers.....     .........BMW drivers, Bloody Mindless Wan*'a's  . & why the *uck do old people buy huge cars i.e Jag220, then drive it at 20mph, WHY! 

[...]

The one that annoys all the neighbourhood  :lol:... :whistle:

Why do people buy a bike loud enough to annoy the neighbours and then brag about it...?

Guess there are 2 sides to every point of view...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 15, 2008, 09:35:07 PM
Why do people buy a bike loud enough to annoy the neighbours and then brag about it...?Guess there are 2 sides to every point of view...

Oh dear, I can't see the brag myself, just making a comment in biker lingo to a fellow rider. As for the neighbourhood I have the greatest respect for most of them (noise level kept to a minimum). Your right, there are two ends to a stick, it's just a point of grabbing the right end, ain't it.... :hmmm.

@ Hawkins, nice choice  :thumbup:, the third bike down is a TDM 850 (Harris frame).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hatherley November 21, 2008, 05:34:00 PM
As the saying goes, you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

Everytime I think I've seen it all on the roads, some muppet (usually in a Merc or BMW) goes out of their way to prove me wrong.

:lol:  I've had my license just over a year, but I feel like I've accumulated enough grudges to turn a dwarf green.  Including stuff about Merc and BMW drivers.

Sorry Medved.
I've been driving coaches for the past two years, and that's when I REALLY learned how many w*****s there are on the road. Like the woman who overtook me and the two cars behind me at high speed while I was waiting (with indicators on) to pass parked cars, and nearly took out a learner motorcyclist and their instructor coming the other way! :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind November 21, 2008, 10:24:14 PM
You, your wife and your daughter are sleeping. 1 P.M. after lunch.
In the hospital the silence is a graveyard.
And... 2 fuc***g doctors arrive, talking with loud voices of the football match of the day.  :tantrum:
May the Gods blow them away and/or incinerate them.  :explodinghead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 23, 2008, 05:44:19 AM
As the saying goes, you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

Everytime I think I've seen it all on the roads, some muppet (usually in a Merc or BMW) goes out of their way to prove me wrong.

:lol:  I've had my license just over a year, but I feel like I've accumulated enough grudges to turn a dwarf green.  Including stuff about Merc and BMW drivers.

Sorry Medved.
I've been driving coaches for the past two years, and that's when I REALLY learned how many w*****s there are on the road. Like the woman who overtook me and the two cars behind me at high speed while I was waiting (with indicators on) to pass parked cars, and nearly took out a learner motorcyclist and their instructor coming the other way! :tantrum:

I can sympathize with you there...I did some coach & bus driving a while back. It amazed me, as soon as you touched the brakes...the cars would come piling around the side of you, indicators showing or not... :nuts:.

I remember one time...a young girl had been knocked of her push bike & was sprawled in the middle of the road...the foot bobby asked if I could bloke the road to stop traffic...until the traffic police got there.
No worries, I was off service (it wouldn't of mattered if I was on service). I pulls the bus across the road, blocking it or so we thought. I got out to help (i laid on the floor with the girl, keeping her talking)..& what should happen...a scrapping noise as a female driver squeezes between the front of the bus & the building  :jawdrop:...amazing...then another female driver mounts the pavement at the rear of the bus...double amazing...but not to be out done by the ladies..five male drivers follow suit... :tsk: :eatlead: :christalmighty:.
Now, I've seen coppers get frustrated, this one blew his lid...made them all drive up the side street (dead end) until he had time to book them....thanks to the CCTV on my vehicle...all were brought up on charges...three lost their licences.. :applause:.

I now drive HGV's...swearing...it's enough to make a Bishop kick a hole in a stain glass window.. :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 23, 2008, 05:48:12 AM
You, your wife and your daughter are sleeping. 1 P.M. after lunch.
In the hospital the silence is a graveyard.
And... 2 fuc***g doctors arrive, talking with loud voices of the football match of the day.  :tantrum:
May the Gods blow them away and/or incinerate them.  :explodinghead:

Next time you seen them mate, give them this from me  :kick: :axeman: :bash: :putemup: :explodinghead: :duel: :spank: :punch:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis November 23, 2008, 01:28:34 PM
what should happen...a scrapping noise as a female driver squeezes between the front of the bus & the building  :jawdrop:...amazing...then another female driver mounts the pavement at the rear of the bus...double amazing...but not to be out done by the ladies..five male drivers follow suit...

:shock:

thanks to the CCTV on my vehicle...all were brought up on charges...three lost their licences..

Nice one Wolfy.  On everything. :respect:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium November 23, 2008, 03:08:37 PM
:metoo:

Being a cop, I really appreciate your helping with this british workmate. Many people seem to believe we can 'magically' take care of everything, but most times we are sort on needed resources, so having someone helping us is very important. Also, I'm glad those drivers were punished, because that kind of disrespect really p*** me off.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 23, 2008, 07:41:59 PM
Nice one Wolfy.  On everything. :respect:

 :lol: cheers Vermis...one thing I really can't stand is stupid drivers....I'm sure that those of us out there who drive for a living could fill a book (or volumes) of idiotic antics of those who have supposedly passed their test...mind you..I can think of a few driving instructor stories as well.. :crazy:.

To me one of the biggest responsibility's we are handed is a driving license...why some people are given them in the first place is beyond me...that goes for all walks of road users.. :whistle:

:metoo:

Being a cop, I really appreciate your helping with this british workmate. Many people seem to believe we can 'magically' take care of everything, but most times we are sort on needed resources, so having someone helping us is very important. Also, I'm glad those drivers were punished, because that kind of disrespect really p*** me off.

One thing I can't do is stand back & watch somebody suffer, if I can, I will help every time... :thumbup:.
I've lost count how many times I have helped our bobbies out...the last time was a couple of weeks ago, when I helped a WPC with a group of drunks.. :grrr:

I have traveled all over the globe & our police force (service) is the very best I have seen. They deserve far more support from the public than they get...& far far more support from the CPS...my hat off to you all  :respect:.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 23, 2008, 07:49:33 PM
....I have traveled all over the globe & our police force (service) is the very best I have seen. They deserve far more support from the public than they get...& far far more support from the CPS...my hat off to you all  :respect:.

S'Right.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis November 23, 2008, 08:30:17 PM
:yup:

One more thing - did you find out if the girl was okay after everything?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 23, 2008, 10:04:35 PM
Yeh! she was fine after a couple of days...I visited her in hospital..the only thing she was really worried about was, everybody saw her knickers....bless
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 23, 2008, 10:24:01 PM
As the saying goes, you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

Everytime I think I've seen it all on the roads, some muppet (usually in a Merc or BMW) goes out of their way to prove me wrong.

:lol:  I've had my license just over a year, but I feel like I've accumulated enough grudges to turn a dwarf green.  Including stuff about Merc and BMW drivers.

Sorry Medved.
I've been driving coaches for the past two years, and that's when I REALLY learned how many w*****s there are on the road. Like the woman who overtook me and the two cars behind me at high speed while I was waiting (with indicators on) to pass parked cars, and nearly took out a learner motorcyclist and their instructor coming the other way! :tantrum:

I can sympathize with you there...I did some coach & bus driving a while back. It amazed me, as soon as you touched the brakes...the cars would come piling around the side of you, indicators showing or not... :nuts:.

I remember one time...a young girl had been knocked of her push bike & was sprawled in the middle of the road...the foot bobby asked if I could bloke the road to stop traffic...until the traffic police got there.
No worries, I was off service (it wouldn't of mattered if I was on service). I pulls the bus across the road, blocking it or so we thought. I got out to help (i laid on the floor with the girl, keeping her talking)..& what should happen...a scrapping noise as a female driver squeezes between the front of the bus & the building  :jawdrop:...amazing...then another female driver mounts the pavement at the rear of the bus...double amazing...but not to be out done by the ladies..five male drivers follow suit... :tsk: :eatlead: :christalmighty:.
Now, I've seen coppers get frustrated, this one blew his lid...made them all drive up the side street (dead end) until he had time to book them....thanks to the CCTV on my vehicle...all were brought up on charges...three lost their licences.. :applause:.

I now drive HGV's...swearing...it's enough to make a Bishop kick a hole in a stain glass window.. :lol:

A friend of mine saw worse while in Zimbabve. A guy on a motorcycle got hit by a car which left. A policeman and a couple of bystanders came to help the guy who had been hit. Three minutes later ALL OF THEM got hit by a huge lorry at full speed...
According to my friend Zimbabve has among the higest traffic mortality rates in the world. Not surprising if people drive like that.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON November 23, 2008, 10:30:39 PM
It's snowy and icy and the chavy boy racers have decided to use the forecourt as a skid pad - when are they going to learn that petrol pumps and cars don't mix at speed in slippery conditions ?  :tantrum:
Still on the bright side another two registration numbers on our banned  vehicle list ! muahahahaha
Oh and apparently one of them I had a go at put his car in a ditch about a mile down the road  :whistle: No-one hurt but according to a copper I was talking to, the car was a right off ! Not so cocky now are you mate?  :lalala:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 24, 2008, 02:50:31 PM
....I have traveled all over the globe & our police force (service) is the very best I have seen. They deserve far more support from the public than they get...& far far more support from the CPS...my hat off to you all  :respect:.

S'Right.

Seconded
: Re: things that really p** you off
: killerkitty November 28, 2008, 06:37:55 PM
Oh! Bless you all.

I'm a special police officer, it is really nice to hear such comments made about us. I shall mention it next time I'm at the nick  :bighug:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood November 28, 2008, 08:46:31 PM
Oh! Bless you all.

I'm a special police officer, it is really nice to hear such comments made about us. I shall mention it next time I'm at the nick  :bighug:

 :horror: any chance of some photos of you in uniform  :angel:........erm...... i'm sculpting something and need the reference  :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 29, 2008, 12:00:32 AM
I'm Special too.


With a capital SPESH.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: killerkitty November 29, 2008, 12:08:53 AM
I'm Special too.


With a capital SPESH.

We know, would you like me to wipe the drool off your chin :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: killerkitty November 29, 2008, 12:27:34 AM
Oh! Bless you all.

I'm a special police officer, it is really nice to hear such comments made about us. I shall mention it next time I'm at the nick  :bighug:

 :horror: any chance of some photos of you in uniform  :angel:........erm...... i'm sculpting something and need the reference  :whistle:

Sorry Grek, missed this one,

Is it really for reference :thinks: or is it for Banana business :woohoo!:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood November 29, 2008, 10:57:46 AM
Oh! Bless you all.

I'm a special police officer, it is really nice to hear such comments made about us. I shall mention it next time I'm at the nick  :bighug:

 :horror: any chance of some photos of you in uniform  :angel:........erm...... i'm sculpting something and need the reference  :whistle:

Sorry Grek, missed this one,

Is it really for reference :thinks: or is it for Banana business :woohoo!:

um  :paranoid2: reference  :angel:

 :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso November 29, 2008, 11:17:45 AM
I got a forwarded e-mail last night that contained a poem about a little girl whose dad was a soldier who died a few weeks ago.  She stood up in front of her school and said that her dad was now a star in the sky and that she was proud.

The e-mail was for my wife and fortunately I read it first and deleted it.  As many of you know, I am a serviceman and I may sometimes get sent to some 'interesting' places.  Can you imagine how my wife would feel if I happened to be somewhere 'interesting' when she got an e-mail like that?  I'll tell you...she'd be worried sick, dwell on my whereabouts and would be thinking constantly that I be the next 'star in the sky'.

...And what if one of my children read it?

To say I am livid at the moment is an understatement and if this was Frothers you would have to read the  post twice in order to work out what it said through all the profanity.

PLEASE...if you are someone who forwards e-mails/chain e-mails...read what they say and think about the circumstances of those you are sending them to.  They may seem innocent but sometimes they are completely the opposite if sent to the wrong person.

I politely asked the sender not to send stuff like this again...and that was a darn sight more polite than I felt like...:(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 29, 2008, 12:38:56 PM
Oh! Bless you all.

I'm a special police officer, it is really nice to hear such comments made about us. I shall mention it next time I'm at the nick  :bighug:

 :horror: any chance of some photos of you in uniform  :angel:........erm...... i'm sculpting something and need the reference  :whistle:

 :metoo:

Edit: It might help if you sent me pics of an action shot where you're beating up a guy in a banana costume with your baton, too. Or squirting him with pepper spray :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood November 29, 2008, 12:40:41 PM
Oh! Bless you all.

I'm a special police officer, it is really nice to hear such comments made about us. I shall mention it next time I'm at the nick  :bighug:

 :horror: any chance of some photos of you in uniform  :angel:........erm...... i'm sculpting something and need the reference  :whistle:

 :metoo:

see he agrees, i need the photos  :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 29, 2008, 08:43:16 PM
Couldnt agree with you more inso.  I'm not in the services but have worked closely with many who are, and i find most of the chain e-mail about supporting troops to be shallow purile clap-trap written by people who have very little idea of whats going on and are completely blinkered to many of the realities of the world we live in.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 29, 2008, 08:55:20 PM
I got a forwarded e-mail last night that contained a poem about a little girl whose dad was a soldier who died a few weeks ago.  She stood up in front of her school and said that her dad was now a star in the sky and that she was proud.

The e-mail was for my wife and fortunately I read it first and deleted it.  As many of you know, I am a serviceman and I may sometimes get sent to some 'interesting' places.  Can you imagine how my wife would feel if I happened to be somewhere 'interesting' when she got an e-mail like that?  I'll tell you...she'd be worried sick, dwell on my whereabouts and would be thinking constantly that I be the next 'star in the sky'.

...And what if one of my children read it?

To say I am livid at the moment is an understatement and if this was Frothers you would have to read the  post twice in order to work out what it said through all the profanity.

PLEASE...if you are someone who forwards e-mails/chain e-mails...read what they say and think about the circumstances of those you are sending them to.  They may seem innocent but sometimes they are completely the opposite if sent to the wrong person.

I politely asked the sender not to send stuff like this again...and that was a darn sight more polite than I felt like...:(.

I received a email from my own brother today of a Humvee nearly being blown sky high, by what looks like a land mine. Anybody else I would of excused, but he knows my military past. A phone call was made & a heated discusion ensued.
I fully understand where you are coming from about your family. The worry you both have about each other whilst your away is enough, without this sort rubbish landing on your doorstep... :grrr:.

Thankfully I was a single Casanova whilst serving HM.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 29, 2008, 08:57:24 PM
Oh! Bless you all.

I'm a special police officer, it is really nice to hear such comments made about us. I shall mention it next time I'm at the nick  :bighug:

 :horror: any chance of some photos of you in uniform  :angel:........erm...... i'm sculpting something and need the reference  :whistle:

 :metoo:

Edit: It might help if you sent me pics of an action shot where you're beating up a guy in a banana costume with your baton, too. Or squirting him with pepper spray :whistle:

So if I get the photo, will you turn them into miniatures... :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood November 29, 2008, 09:23:50 PM
Oh! Bless you all.

I'm a special police officer, it is really nice to hear such comments made about us. I shall mention it next time I'm at the nick  :bighug:

 :horror: any chance of some photos of you in uniform  :angel:........erm...... i'm sculpting something and need the reference  :whistle:

 :metoo:

Edit: It might help if you sent me pics of an action shot where you're beating up a guy in a banana costume with your baton, too. Or squirting him with pepper spray :whistle:

So if I get the photo, will you turn them into miniatures... :whistle:

yes  :lol:

EDIT:@ kev, i already have a kev in a banana costume so i just need the female police officer now, thanks for the idea  :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis November 29, 2008, 10:39:49 PM
"Server too busy" messages.  Annoying enough when you try to enter the site in question, but it increases exponentially the longer you've been browsing the site.  If there are too many people on it and someone has to be kicked off, why is it me?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 29, 2008, 10:53:57 PM
  If there are too many people on it and someone has to be kicked off, why is it me?

That's a bit like saying "kick someone else of". I find that a curious thing to say...  :scratchhead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake November 30, 2008, 06:49:25 AM
Well you know what really p***es me off :tantrum:. Bloody little b****rds thinking it would be funny to pull my letter box off its mounting. The thing was way too time consuming to fix considering I have a load of reports to write (60 in total  :blub: and yes I'm a teacher) and the posty couldn't find the box because I was trying to fix it. At the moment it has only liquid nails holding it on the post. Does anyone know if anyone has invented an electrified post box that I can turn on at nights? :blink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel November 30, 2008, 08:27:39 AM
Someone throwing rocks(?) on my roof during the early hours, especially when I've got work the next day. :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf November 30, 2008, 10:48:44 AM
Someone throwing rocks(?) on my roof during the early hours, especially when I've got work the next day. :tantrum:
Well you know what really p***es me off :tantrum:. Bloody little b****rds thinking it would be funny to pull my letter box off its mounting. The thing was way too time consuming to fix considering I have a load of reports to write (60 in total  :blub: and yes I'm a teacher) and the posty couldn't find the box because I was trying to fix it. At the moment it has only liquid nails holding it on the post. Does anyone know if anyone has invented an electrified post box that I can turn on at nights? :blink:

Bloody Hell!...sounds like the Kiwi's & Aussie's have got the "CHAV" plague... :christalmighty:. Is no where safe...sad..sad times... :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 30, 2008, 12:30:11 PM
A lot of my friends built there own activity house for concerts, meetings and courses of various kinds in a suburb of Stockholm. Took three years and we played on a lot of the concerts made for raising the money. Got an SMS five minutes ago that it has been burned down by nazis. Now this really really pisses me of. But even more it makes me really really sad  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 30, 2008, 12:37:01 PM
Major Bummer! :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind November 30, 2008, 12:42:19 PM
Got an SMS five minutes ago that it has been burned down by nazis.
Eh!?  :tantrum:
Is there this kind of problem in Sweden?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 30, 2008, 12:48:05 PM
Sad but true. They've got pockets of wehrmacht from WW2 hidden out in remote areas who haven't heard that the war is over.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 30, 2008, 03:04:24 PM
Got an SMS five minutes ago that it has been burned down by nazis.
Eh!?  :tantrum:
Is there this kind of problem in Sweden?

Sadly yes. I spoke with a german friend who said that Sweden has the same AMOUNT of active neonazis as germany (very hard figures to prove though admittedly). Since the population is ...(what...? 1/10 of the german population or something) it makes the percentage a lot higher than in germany. Support during the war (for the germans) was also quite high in a lot of areas in Sweden and it's only the last ten years or so really that a serious discussion on swedens part has taken place, complicating the "Totally neutral" image that was before the official stance.
They've been awfully quiet the past few years though and then something like this happens...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis November 30, 2008, 03:13:45 PM
Small beans compared to the other matters here but...

That's a bit like saying "kick someone else of". I find that a curious thing to say...  :scratchhead:

Not so much 'kick someone else off' as 'don't kick off the people who are in the middle of browsing a topic in favour of people who've just turned up (I assume)'. ;)

Nazis?  Demented.
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: DRAGON November 30, 2008, 05:54:18 PM
I tell you what really p**ses me off - a 9.5 hour power cut on friday just after I had been to Morrisons and bought frozen food ! :tantrum:
EDF emergency helpline : "We are aware of a powercut in your area due to an underground cable fault"
Do underground cables just develop faults or did someone stick a shovel through it ? If so can I have their name and address..... :kick:
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: mnordgren November 30, 2008, 08:40:57 PM
I keep hearing about people who are seriously ill (physically or mentally) and are just ignored by the health care services :x. Health care in this country is in need of reform, the problem is that it's poorly organized (though for the most part adequately funded).
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: killerkitty November 30, 2008, 08:41:37 PM
People who sit next to you on the bus & have a full blown conversation, with all the language & gory details to boot  :tantrum:.
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: Mr Teufel November 30, 2008, 10:58:59 PM
A lot of my friends built there own activity house for concerts, meetings and courses of various kinds in a suburb of Stockholm. Took three years and we played on a lot of the concerts made for raising the money. Got an SMS five minutes ago that it has been burned down by nazis. Now this really really pisses me of. But even more it makes me really really sad  :(
Geez mate. I'm really sorry to hear that. That is sad. :(
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: ink the troll December 01, 2008, 09:18:23 AM
Something that really manages to -politely put- make me very angry is my bank's attitude towards what they can do with my money.
My 'income'* is 215 Euros a month, paid by my grandma's health fund to me because I'm taking care of here. It's paid out like a pension - on the last day of the month it's credited to my bank account. If the last day of the month happens to be on a weekend, the money' ll be there by Friday. Usually. Just not this time, when I really need it to pay bills and buy food.
I called the health fund and got told that I already should have the money, but sadly atm banks work longer with people's money. Meaning the money simply isn't credited to an account as fast as usually and people end up having to wait a lot longer for their money.

Luckily I got an appointment with someone from the bank because I probably have to use the money I saved for my pension fund-thingy on buying a new computer since this one's falling apart. So I'll tell them what I think of their modus operandi... Hopefully I'll manage to refrain from going berserk again. (Do not fear - last time nobody was hurt. I just yelled at the people working at the bank loud enough for people on the street to turn their heads into the direction of the bank building.)



*it doesn't really count as income from a legal point of view since it's not something like wages beeing paid, it's money meant to be used on help/ aids like diapers and similar but since my grandma's not incontinent or doesn't need other expensive help and doesn't go into day care or anything like that, for the time being I can keep the money
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: beefcake December 01, 2008, 09:57:25 AM
People who sit next to you on the bus & have a full blown conversation, with all the language & gory details to boot  :tantrum:.
Yeah, but its really bad when they sit beside you and have a full blown conversation with someone that is not real. That and them smelling of their own wee (yes I used the word wee).
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: libertee December 01, 2008, 10:59:34 AM
Bloody Hell!...sounds like the Kiwi's & Aussie's have got the "CHAV" plague... :christalmighty:. Is no where safe...sad..sad times... :(

the zombie plague is coming, it is nearly the end of the world.............

actually society breaking down completely would be the end of the world as we know it.......so maybe we do need to be preparing for 20.12 2012

People who sit next to you on the bus & have a full blown conversation, with all the language & gory details to boot  :tantrum:.

no, people who sit next to you and fart...slow deadly ones and there are no other seats for you to sit on or move to and if you move the other passengers think it must have been you and then they glare at you.
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: Brandlin December 01, 2008, 11:59:38 AM
There are 3 known techniques for avoiding the nutter on the bus.

1. as they wall towards you down the aisle. Smile as broadly and insanely as you can, look them in the eye and tap the seat next to you in an inviting kind of way. This works everytime.

2. Make a very deliberate show of removing your rucksak from your back, cradling it on the seat next to you and look suspiciously at everyone who gets on the bus as though they are going to take it off you. This is particularly effective if you are able to produce a cold sweat and shiver a lot... also if the occasional spare wire can be seen poking out of the rucksak, or a feint ticking noise can be heard.

3. Be the nutter on the bus.
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: weareblind December 01, 2008, 12:09:15 PM
no, people who sit next to you and fart...slow deadly ones and there are no other seats for you to sit on or move to and if you move the other passengers think it must have been you and then they glare at you.
:sick: :sick:
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: Inso December 01, 2008, 05:57:58 PM
@Bohdi:  Sorry to hear about the fire :(.  Is the place a total write off or is it repairable?  I will never understand vandalism (whatever it's source).  I'd like to get hold of these brainless people and destroy a few of their treasured items.

A good way of avoiding the nutter on the bus is to take me along with you.  No matter where I go...I always manage to attract the nutter's attention :(.  Maybe it's a case of them recognising one of their own :mrgreen:.
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: hawkins December 01, 2008, 06:01:02 PM
There are 3 known techniques for avoiding the nutter on the bus.

1. as they wall towards you down the aisle. Smile as broadly and insanely as you can, look them in the eye and tap the seat next to you in an inviting kind of way. This works everytime.

2. Make a very deliberate show of removing your rucksak from your back, cradling it on the seat next to you and look suspiciously at everyone who gets on the bus as though they are going to take it off you. This is particularly effective if you are able to produce a cold sweat and shiver a lot... also if the occasional spare wire can be seen poking out of the rucksak, or a feint ticking noise can be heard.

3. Be the nutter on the bus.

Ive seen a interview somewhere in the past with the most annoying man in the world, apperently if you sit down next to someone on a plane or bus and have a noticable amount of dental floss hanging out of the side of your mouth people will avoid you.
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: beefcake December 01, 2008, 07:29:08 PM
There are 3 known techniques for avoiding the nutter on the bus.

1. as they wall towards you down the aisle. Smile as broadly and insanely as you can, look them in the eye and tap the seat next to you in an inviting kind of way. This works everytime.

2. Make a very deliberate show of removing your rucksak from your back, cradling it on the seat next to you and look suspiciously at everyone who gets on the bus as though they are going to take it off you. This is particularly effective if you are able to produce a cold sweat and shiver a lot... also if the occasional spare wire can be seen poking out of the rucksak, or a feint ticking noise can be heard.

3. Be the nutter on the bus.

Ive seen a interview somewhere in the past with the most annoying man in the world, apperently if you sit down next to someone on a plane or bus and have a noticable amount of dental floss hanging out of the side of your mouth people will avoid you.

Agreed, but make it brown dental floss
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: libertee December 01, 2008, 08:04:44 PM
Agreed, but make it brown dental floss

ewwwwwwww
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: Bodhi December 01, 2008, 08:08:53 PM
@Bohdi:  Sorry to hear about the fire :(.  Is the place a total write off or is it repairable?  I will never understand vandalism (whatever it's source).  I'd like to get hold of these brainless people and destroy a few of their treasured items.

A good way of avoiding the nutter on the bus is to take me along with you.  No matter where I go...I always manage to attract the nutter's attention :(.  Maybe it's a case of them recognising one of their own :mrgreen:.

Total write of. Only ashes remain.

And I ALLWAYS end up having conversations with the nutters to. I think it's simply because I'm polite enough to answer them. Can't understand people who can avoid it. I just don't have it in me.
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: Inso December 01, 2008, 08:22:19 PM


Total write of. Only ashes remain.


I'm really sorry to hear it :(.  I hope they manage to find somewhere else to chill and share time.
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: ink the troll December 02, 2008, 12:19:20 AM


Total write of. Only ashes remain.


I'm really sorry to hear it :(.  I hope they manage to find somewhere else to chill and share time.

Maybe we could help them a bit? If a couple of people here would each paint something, sell the minis on ebay and then paypal the money to Bodhi that might at least help a little to raise some money.
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: Beastlord December 02, 2008, 06:10:44 PM
Not knowing what to say...and not being brave enough to say it....  :blub:
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: Bodhi December 02, 2008, 06:27:24 PM


Total write of. Only ashes remain.


I'm really sorry to hear it :(.  I hope they manage to find somewhere else to chill and share time.

Maybe we could help them a bit? If a couple of people here would each paint something, sell the minis on ebay and then paypal the money to Bodhi that might at least help a little to raise some money.

What an extremely friendly offer! I'm really really touched! But it would be a bit to unwieldy I fear. Better make new supportconcerts. That way it's a direct line from cash to payment without any fuzz. Simpler that way. But I'm very moved by the suggestion.
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: Vermis December 02, 2008, 11:37:54 PM
I sat in a bus seat once.  It was wet.  It didn't smell but that didn't ease my mind much.
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: weareblind December 03, 2008, 10:20:47 AM
I sat in a bus seat once. 
Once? Never used again?
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: Vermis December 03, 2008, 06:32:13 PM
Not that particular seat, no. :P
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: weareblind December 03, 2008, 10:36:21 PM
 muahahahaha
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: Barry December 04, 2008, 04:58:32 PM
I don't have trouble with nutters on busses. I just sit there and talk to my pretend invisible friend Brian who is  in fact a giant invisible rabbit and the nutters seem to go and sit elsewhere.
Barry.
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: weirdwolf December 04, 2008, 05:26:18 PM
Nobody ever sits near me on a bus...seriously they don't... :oops:. I have been on a crowded bus with people standing & the seat next to me is empty... :shrug: 8:::
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 04, 2008, 07:10:31 PM
Maybe you need to invite them to sit by you.
hmmmm  :scratchhead: thats a strategy likely to succeed.
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: killerkitty December 04, 2008, 07:56:09 PM
Nobody ever sits near me on a bus...seriously they don't... :oops:. I have been on a crowded bus with people standing & the seat next to me is empty... :shrug: 8:::

That is because your a psycho.... :grrr:
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: vampifan December 04, 2008, 09:22:54 PM
It is at this time of year (winter) that one of my pet hates comes to the fore - snow and ice. I HATE snow and I HATE ice even more - and the older I get, the more I hate them. As I type this the village where I live is covered in a thick blanket of snow. Seeing it first thing this morning depressed the hell out of me. Now the snow is turning to ice and I just know that tomorrow our roads and paths will be like ice rinks.  :tantrum:
There is a reason why I hate this weather so much and it is because I suffer from osteoporosis, or brittle bones in layman's terms. As a consequence, I am scared stiff of falling and doing myself a serious injury. The risk is far higher for me than with a healthy person. If you're a kid (of any age, and I include certain adults in that category) then snow is great. As a grumpy old git (which I am) snow is just one more thing to moan about!
Right, I feel better for getting that off my chest and I'm staying indoors until it has all gone away.
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: weirdwolf December 04, 2008, 10:46:28 PM
Well..this is one grumpy old git that loves winter... :thumbup:. A big blanket of snow has me bounceing about like a kid...mind you if I had brittle bones it would slow me down...but with all due respect I don't...so I'll have a play for the both of us... :D :thumbup: :boing:

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj252/weirdwolf_photo/snow1.jpg)

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: beefcake December 05, 2008, 02:14:40 AM
I can't get enough of the stuff. Usually that is because I live in a place that would only ever see a day (or night) cold enough once in a blue moon.
At the moment down here in the southern hemisphere its steaming hot, the last week we've averaged 29 degrees each day and its not even christmas yet (which is always rainy for some reason).
I guess the next topic about things that p*** you off is going to be "bloody whinging Kiwi's that never getting snow"
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: Brandlin December 05, 2008, 02:27:01 AM
I guess the next topic about things that p*** you off is going to be "bloody whinging Kiwi's that never getting snow"

Nope when someone mentions kiwi's the first thing that pops into my head is to ask when they last won the rugby world cup ?
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: beefcake December 05, 2008, 04:14:17 AM
 :swear:   1981 and everyone knows it was the most important being the first one and all.  :D
and i'll leave with 32 -6.
(all said in good humour no malice implied)
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: Hasslefriesian December 05, 2008, 09:48:57 AM
First thing that pops in to my head is to ask what's the weather like in Middle Earth today?
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: Brandlin December 05, 2008, 10:17:26 AM
:swear:   1981 and everyone knows it was the most important being the first one and all.  :D
and i'll leave with 32 -6.
(all said in good humour no malice implied)

It must be quite galling that the crummy team you beat 32-6 has actually been in THREE world cup finals though.... ;)

ok i think i may have drifted a little off-topic.

Kev - any chance of making  a few rugby playing minis - characatures of Johnny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson and co would be most welcome. (there i got a mini reference in...)
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: Graeme December 05, 2008, 12:22:44 PM
Has it been snowing? It hardly ever snows here. I bought a snow shovel 15 years ago, I have used it once at 3am just to get some use out of it. The snow had melted by morning. That shovel must rank as one of the (mutter, mutter). 10 miles up the road can be blocked with snow and all we know about it is when cars drive past with a foot of snow on the roof.
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: beefcake December 05, 2008, 07:57:16 PM

It must be quite galling that the crummy team you beat 32-6 has actually been in THREE world cup finals though.... ;)

ok i think i may have drifted a little off-topic.

Kev - any chance of making  a few rugby playing minis - characatures of Johnny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson and co would be most welcome. (there i got a mini reference in...)
:applause: touche
And a Giant Jonah Lomu, that will squash them all. hee hee hee. No french though as they seem to be the bane of the all black team at world cups.

(and I meant to write 1987 as the first world cup)
"Middle Earth weather is generally good, I'm wandering around with my hairy feet out at the moment (well not actually wandering as I'm at the computer but you get the picture).
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: Bodhi December 05, 2008, 09:30:54 PM
Has it been snowing? It hardly ever snows here. I bought a snow shovel 15 years ago, I have used it once at 3am just to get some use out of it. The snow had melted by morning. That shovel must rank as one of the (mutter, mutter). 10 miles up the road can be blocked with snow and all we know about it is when cars drive past with a foot of snow on the roof.


I'm praying for ice. Last year we had none. How else are you supposed to go diving in the winter? Without ice to saw up a hole in it becomes kind of pointless  :wink:
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: grekwood December 06, 2008, 12:02:54 PM
First thing that pops in to my head is to ask what's the weather like in Middle Earth today?

 :scratchhead: did you mean the movie middle earth

or real fictional middle earth

or real real middle earth being the welsh shropshire mountains/east midlands and the swiss alps

 :shrug:

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: maxxev December 08, 2008, 09:19:03 PM
And new Z
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: Nosferatu December 09, 2008, 09:53:32 AM
Things that p*** me off? Well at the moment it is a British camera equipment retailer called Microglobe. Simply the worst service I've ever encountered from an online retailer.

A month ago I ordered a polarising filter for my camera. I ordered it from them because it has been discontinued and I was having trouble getting one. Anyway they had it listed as available so I ordered it. 50 quid worth. Assuming that they still had one stashed away somewhere.

The order had been sitting there marked as pending for almost a month. I tried to contact them and they completely ignored my 2 emails. Then out of the blue they have now canceled the order without contacting me and the only reason I know is that there is a message on my account at their site saying that it is discontinued.

Microglobe:
Firstly, Remove stuff from your online store if you don't have it in or it has been discontinued and stop wasting everyone's time.

Secondly, keep in contact with your customers and let them know promptly if there is a problem. ...actually it just helps if you let them know at all!

Absolutely pathetic.  :grrr: DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM MICROGLOBE. They suck!  :explodinghead:
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: Dolmot December 09, 2008, 03:03:15 PM
Ooh, I know the feeling!

Microglobe: Anyone:
Firstly, Remove stuff from your online store if you don't have it in or it has been discontinued and stop wasting everyone's time.

Secondly, keep in contact with your customers and let them know promptly if there is a problem. ...actually it just helps if you let them know at all!

I've had this happening to me several times during the last few months, mostly with CDs. I try to buy small label releases via some retailer because the label itself has already sold its stock. (That's where I always check first.) Some shop lists them as "in stock", then goes silent for a couple of weeks after my order. I assume it's been shipped and should arrive any day. When I finally ask them, they say something like "we have some problems with our supplier..." Of course you have, because there's only one supplier in the world and I've already checked it myself! I could have told it to you right from the beginning, if you only had been honest and admitted it's actually a backorder item, never going to be restocked. I'm using your store because you claim that you still have them - real goods, not imaginary ones. Back to square one, only with three weeks utterly wasted.

One country seems to be especially creative on this field. There's a nominally high-profile retailer/distributor listing several rarites as "in stock". Then after endless delays and poor communication they finally suggest "maybe you'd like to buy a bog standard item from us instead?" Sorry, no. Not that one or anything else. Ever. Thanks for wasting my time, grabbing my personal information and holding my credit card details for nothing. In the worst case they start spamming me with their newsletter too.

:rant: :banghead: :axeman:
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: grekwood December 09, 2008, 05:23:36 PM
buying a music cd from tescos then having to return it, only to find out that you can't exchange it or get a refund even with a receipt because, apparently they can't do that with cds/dvds/games anymore because of copyright law and piracy..... so 10 wasted  :tantrum: What a load of rubbish, when did they start doing that and where were the warning/public information signs  :swear: tesco.    it wasn't even opened, well i didn't open it they did to put the disk in it :shrug:
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: alrith72 December 09, 2008, 05:32:16 PM
Grek, i'm a Tesco manager and to the best of my knowledge that's nonsense! Sounds like customer service desk bull to me! Check this link http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/fact-sheets/page38311.html i'm no expert but depends on your reason for return i guess. If it wasn't open then i believe you are entitled to a full refund.
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: grekwood December 09, 2008, 06:37:33 PM
Grek, i'm a Tesco manager and to the best of my knowledge that's nonsense! Sounds like customer service desk bull to me! Check this link http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/fact-sheets/page38311.html i'm no expert but depends on your reason for return i guess. If it wasn't open then i believe you are entitled to a full refund.

that's what i thought, but couldn't be bothered to argue. The CD was bought as a gift for someone, but then we found out they have it already and thought we would take it back and see if we could swap it for something else or get a refund, like we have done before, then they said they can't and went on about anti piracy and copyright....... i think people have been copying cds then taking them back  :shrug: my mum now says she'll have the CD, but it's just annoying when i knew that was *rap, but i'm not the type to argue in a shop when there are beautiful ladies present  :lol:
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: Barry December 11, 2008, 09:35:13 AM
In strict law law you are only entitled to a refund if the article is defective. Just because you have changed your mind or now have two of them does not entitle you to a refund. However most decent shops will give a refund or at least a credit note as a gesture of good will and many customers now think wrongly that they are entitled to a refund just because they ask for one .However in this case as the article was obviously unopened and in it's original wrapper the comment about copyright is plainly rubbish. If the shop doesn't want to give a refund why not just say so- and then in future you can shop elsewhere.
B.
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: weirdwolf December 13, 2008, 08:22:42 PM
When you arrive home from work to find Plod outside your garage & the door hanging off it's hinges. Yes...the Christmas imps have struck...I've been robbed.. :explodinghead:

For some reason I just can't feel angry (yet). My beloved 750/4 chop has gone, my Triumphs & my Norton. The drag bike has been trashed & the XT has had it's tank punctured. This is a enough to depress the hell out of me...then there's my casting workshop...a years worth of work...a chance to start something new for myself so I don't have to work for  :swear: idiots anymore...completely destroyed...moulds trodden into the ground...resins tipped all over...my degassing chamber smashed  :shrug:...the list goes on.

I think I'm trying to get my head around, WHY, trash the things you ain't stealling...I have never figured that one out... :scratchhead: :thinks:.

Tomorrow is another day, I shall start to rebuild my dream..chin up & all that whot whot!!

Tonight I shall pray...something like this..

DEAR LORD, LET ME FIND THEM BEFORE THE POLICE DO... :aku1:
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: gi6ers December 13, 2008, 08:51:51 PM
sorry to hear that mate, people can be real ar%eholes!
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: weareblind December 13, 2008, 09:43:46 PM
Cut off their hands, this is a real Law, not this f... you know, not-good laws that we have, the high and developed democracy.  :tantrum:
Sorry mate, if you need something...
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: beefcake December 13, 2008, 09:59:03 PM
DEAR LORD, LET ME FIND THEM BEFORE THE POLICE DO... :aku1:
I suggest something along the lines of dragging them by their nether regions along a gravel rode with many speed bumps to a salty vinegarry pit filled with hungry gerbils and flies that will fill their wounds with festering maggots.
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: weareblind December 13, 2008, 10:01:51 PM
Sounds like a Cannibal Corpse song , and I like it.  :metoo:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jYgeFxAk4K4
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: Dolmot December 13, 2008, 11:09:18 PM
Sounds like a Cannibal Corpse song , and I like it.

I was expecting this one (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IhUZ0vzUCas).

I usually listen to it while painting my chaos army.
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: Vermis December 14, 2008, 12:49:54 AM
Crap. :(  Sorry WW.  I hope the peelers nick someone for this, and soon.
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: Lost Boy December 14, 2008, 12:54:20 AM
Arseholes!!! At least you can rest assured that if the law ever gets them (unlikely) they'll get off with it, so you'll be able to look them up yourself and show them the errors of their ways... :bash:
I think I'm trying to get my head around, WHY, trash the things you ain't stealling...I have never figured that one out... :scratchhead: :thinks:.
Because they can...

A boy at my work had his bike stolen from his shed a couple of years ago, a custom jobby that he was doing stuff to himself-they even took all the parts. Apparently, it turned up on E-bay (the tank had been sprayed with a fancy picture, someone he knew had recognised it, told him, blah-blah-blah...) but I don't know if he ever got it back. Might be an idea to keep an eye on that over the next little while, just in case...though chances are, if it was just kids, it's been scrambled around a local wasteground and dumped in a ditch when the petrol ran out :grrr:.
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: Ryan December 14, 2008, 03:58:47 AM
sorry for your loss dude that would have devastated me

my aunts husband went out for there Christmas drink with the lads in town the other day, he was found wandering around with concussion facial damage and two broken wrists all they seem to have took was 20 quid :roll:, makes you want to buy a machete off ebay, or become a really nasty cop, or even both
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: hawkins December 14, 2008, 12:06:44 PM
When you arrive home from work to find Plod outside your garage & the door hanging off it's hinges. Yes...the Christmas imps have struck...I've been robbed.. :explodinghead:

For some reason I just can't feel angry (yet). My beloved 750/4 chop has gone, my Triumphs & my Norton. The drag bike has been trashed & the XT has had it's tank punctured. This is a enough to depress the hell out of me...then there's my casting workshop...a years worth of work...a chance to start something new for myself so I don't have to work for  :swear: idiots anymore...completely destroyed...moulds trodden into the ground...resins tipped all over...my degassing chamber smashed  :shrug:...the list goes on.

I think I'm trying to get my head around, WHY, trash the things you ain't stealling...I have never figured that one out... :scratchhead: :thinks:.

Tomorrow is another day, I shall start to rebuild my dream..chin up & all that whot whot!!

Tonight I shall pray...something like this..

DEAR LORD, LET ME FIND THEM BEFORE THE POLICE DO... :aku1:

Christ on a crutch, im really sorry to hear about the bikes, and damaging one just for the hell of it...... i mean its a bike, you dont hurt a bike....   hope you catch em, boot a couple in the head for me when you do.... hard...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: freakinacage December 14, 2008, 12:14:08 PM
i hate it when you are driving and someone pulls out in front of you quickly (especially when there are no cars behind you ) and then proceeds to drive VERY slowly. grrrrr
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood December 14, 2008, 01:13:43 PM
@ww, i hope they catch the  :swear: and put them in the showers with a very loving man  :?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: freakinacage December 14, 2008, 01:53:01 PM
When you arrive home from work to find Plod outside your garage & the door hanging off it's hinges. Yes...the Christmas imps have struck...I've been robbed.. :explodinghead:

For some reason I just can't feel angry (yet). My beloved 750/4 chop has gone, my Triumphs & my Norton. The drag bike has been trashed & the XT has had it's tank punctured. This is a enough to depress the hell out of me...then there's my casting workshop...a years worth of work...a chance to start something new for myself so I don't have to work for  :swear: idiots anymore...completely destroyed...moulds trodden into the ground...resins tipped all over...my degassing chamber smashed  :shrug:...the list goes on.

I think I'm trying to get my head around, WHY, trash the things you ain't stealling...I have never figured that one out... :scratchhead: :thinks:.

Tomorrow is another day, I shall start to rebuild my dream..chin up & all that whot whot!!

Tonight I shall pray...something like this..

DEAR LORD, LET ME FIND THEM BEFORE THE POLICE DO... :aku1:
ooh i missed this. we have had our garage broken in to on several occasions. many thousands of pounds worth of bikes and equipment knicked. are you covered?
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: libertee December 14, 2008, 02:57:41 PM
thats cr**py.  cut their nuts off, hot needle down the third eye, chop off their hands.  alternatively you could try and process it through the courts and let the English Justice system take its course.  I personally prefer my version as the English system stinks. 
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: alrith72 December 14, 2008, 03:31:17 PM
hot needle down the third eye
Note to self...don't p*ss Sally off!
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: freakinacage December 14, 2008, 03:37:13 PM
thats cr**py.  cut their nuts off, hot needle down the third eye, chop off their hands.  alternatively you could try and process it through the courts and let the English Justice system take its course.  I personally prefer my version as the English system stinks. 
i prefer your system too. police didn't even come out last time. they just don't care
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: weareblind December 14, 2008, 04:39:59 PM
thats cr**py.  cut their nuts off, hot needle down the third eye, chop off their hands.  alternatively you could try and process it through the courts and let the English Justice system take its course.  I personally prefer my version as the English system stinks. 
Same here
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: grekwood December 14, 2008, 04:47:48 PM
hot needle down the third eye
Note to self...don't p*ss Sally off!

 :drevil2:
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: Inso December 14, 2008, 04:50:11 PM
@WW...

...

...

I am Bleeping speechless!!!

I am really sorry for your losses (both the bikes and all the casting bits and bobs)...

I would put more in but I'd swear too much :(.

...

I hope you get satisfaction from the situation in some way...(I hope you are well insured).
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: weirdwolf December 14, 2008, 08:26:04 PM
Thanks all...just to let you know things are being sorted... :whistle:

@ Sally, that sent a shudder down my spine.. :whaaa:. I get the insight now that Kev really does behave himself  :whip:.
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: Hasslefriesian December 14, 2008, 08:32:20 PM
Let's just say that my years of martial arts training has its' uses :lol:
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: beefcake December 15, 2008, 02:18:01 AM
Similar thing actually happened to my sis-in-law (not bikes etc but household items). My wifes ring she inherited from her grandmother was stolen from her sisters place. They went round to all the pawn brokers to see if anything had come in but they all said nothing had. Then one of the in-laws friends was apprasing a piece of jewelry and they recognised it as hers and managed to get the story out that she had brought it from one of the large pawn broker chains who had the jewelry out the back all along. A real piece of luck that she got it back. The thieves tried to come back again but her husband was waiting with a bat (didn't do any damage though, unluckily).
So there still may be some hope that you'll see your stuff again.
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: grekwood December 15, 2008, 05:29:49 PM
your not even safe when you are at home these days.... about a year ago we were in the living room watching the rugby and someone opened the front door knicked the car keys and drove off in our car, a few weeks later they found our car with no wheels a crushed door and full of easter eggs  :scratchhead: but never caught the person who did it.... whats worse is the car had a wheelchair in it which went missing.
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: DRAGON December 15, 2008, 06:00:09 PM
thats cr**py.  cut their nuts off, hot needle down the third eye, chop off their hands.  alternatively you could try and process it through the courts and let the English Justice system take its course.  I personally prefer my version as the English system stinks. 
Sally - I thought all the Libby minis Kev sculpted were fictional - now I see  they are all based on real events aren't they ?!  :jawdrop: :lol:
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: Bodhi December 15, 2008, 09:22:28 PM
I think I'm trying to get my head around, WHY, trash the things you ain't stealling...I have never figured that one out... :scratchhead: :thinks:.

Drunken kids or junkies. They're the ones who do most of all household burglary. The more professional crooks rarely go in for that kind of stuff, simply not enough money in it.
So the trashing is all just "high spirits"  or bravado for their friends :roll:

Sorry about your losses
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: weirdwolf December 16, 2008, 07:08:32 AM
As far as we can figure out, three of the gang are professional bike thieves... :grrr:
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: libertee December 16, 2008, 10:14:57 AM
thats cr**py.  cut their nuts off, hot needle down the third eye, chop off their hands.  alternatively you could try and process it through the courts and let the English Justice system take its course.  I personally prefer my version as the English system stinks. 
Sally - I thought all the Libby minis Kev sculpted were fictional - now I see  they are all based on real events aren't they ?!  :jawdrop: :lol:

yup...........dont just be afraid, be very afraid!
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: weareblind December 16, 2008, 11:57:03 AM
I think I'm trying to get my head around, WHY, trash the things you ain't stealling...I have never figured that one out... :scratchhead: :thinks:.

Drunken kids or junkies. They're the ones who do most of all household burglary. The more professional crooks rarely go in for that kind of stuff, simply not enough money in it.
So the trashing is all just "high spirits"  or bravado for their friends :roll:

Sorry about your losses
As****es, simply.
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: greenstuff_gav December 16, 2008, 12:05:56 PM
this one hit me today.
Companies who stall and delay telling the truth (i'm looking at a well-known cases firm  :tantrum: ) resulting in several days wasted waiting at home for parcels that haven't been sent  :grrr:

and managers who can't organise, resulting in working 55 hours in 4 days, then having to come in on overtime with an hours notice on the first day off   :swear:
i'd avoid Sainsbury's custards / creams for a few weeks if i were you :angel:

and Royal Fail. 2 day delay on all post, plus for 2 days i've had none of my post, just post for other addresses!
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: Brandlin December 16, 2008, 02:30:14 PM
thats cr**py.  cut their nuts off, hot needle down the third eye, chop off their hands.  alternatively you could try and process it through the courts and let the English Justice system take its course.  I personally prefer my version as the English system stinks. 
Sally - I thought all the Libby minis Kev sculpted were fictional - now I see  they are all based on real events aren't they ?!  :jawdrop: :lol:

yup...........dont just be afraid, be very afraid!

actually i'd force feed them viagra every day AND chop their hands off...

psychological punishment is always worse...
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: DRAGON December 17, 2008, 11:21:42 PM
I finally get three days off work in a row only to wake up this morning with the worse stiff neck ever ! :crazy:
It hurts to watch TV, it hurts to paint, crossing the road involves turning my whole body from left to right to check for traffic, it hurts to lay down..... in fact it's hurting to type this !  :tantrum:
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: Brandlin December 17, 2008, 11:31:11 PM
does it hurt to bang on about dragons all the time?

no?

shame.
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: DRAGON December 17, 2008, 11:36:26 PM
 :lmao: Ow ! That hurt !
Actually I have a Grymn based project nearly finished and ready to photgraph.......  :whistle:
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: weirdwolf December 18, 2008, 07:48:47 AM
:lmao: Ow ! That hurt !
Actually I have a Grymn based project nearly finished and ready to photgraph.......  :whistle:

Now this is going to interesting...little Grymn dressed in little Dragon fancy dress costums... :whistle: :lol:
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: DRAGON December 18, 2008, 10:43:05 PM
I think I've discovered what has caused my stiff neck - I tripped over a pile of washing on monday morning and caught myself on the corner of the bannister pillar at the top of the stairs - it wasn't until this morning I noticed a 3 inch black bruise just below my collar bone  :scratchhead:
Still haven't finished the Grymn "project" but I did manage to get a dragon varnished - just for Brandlin  :angel:
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: caerban December 18, 2008, 10:51:55 PM
Friends who just have to stick their oar in and get me dumped  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
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: Brandlin December 19, 2008, 12:15:34 AM
I think I've discovered what has caused my stiff neck - I tripped over a pile of washing on monday morning and caught myself on the corner of the bannister pillar at the top of the stairs - it wasn't until this morning I noticed a 3 inch black bruise just below my collar bone  :scratchhead:
Still haven't finished the Grymn "project" but I did manage to get a dragon varnished - just for Brandlin  :angel:

Ohhhh gooodie... I'll PM you my Adress so you can send it...
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: weirdwolf December 19, 2008, 11:53:58 AM
Friends who just have to stick their oar in and get me dumped  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:

I know the sort. Even worse when they sit there smiling like nothings wrong... :swear:
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: Orctrader December 19, 2008, 06:22:12 PM
Just at this moment...Royal Mail  :swear:
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: DRAGON December 19, 2008, 07:18:32 PM
Just at this moment...Royal Mail  :swear:
I can't knock Royal Mail at the moment my nice postie actually came back to my house with my Heresey parcel because he saw me coming in the end of the road and to save me having to go to the PO to pick it up ! Nice man  :thumbup:
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: weareblind December 19, 2008, 09:56:39 PM
Just at this moment...Royal Mail  :swear:
Poste italiane also  :whip: :whip:
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: Twosoc December 19, 2008, 11:51:52 PM
Oh don't get me started on  the italian postal service. I'm thinking of stopping sending stuff there, 4 out of 5 go missing! GRRRR :tantrum: :tantrum:

It makes you wonder where does all the lost mail go to, is there mountains of undelivered post?

Some magical land of postal wonder, where skyscrapers are made from parcels and the streets are paved with letters? Rivers of packaging tape and it rains postage stamps. :crazy:
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: Vermis December 20, 2008, 12:11:23 AM
(http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/postman/postmanpat3.jpg)

"Ee... dun't that sound grand, Jess?"
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: weirdwolf December 20, 2008, 09:52:01 AM
Just at this moment...Royal Mail  :swear:
Poste italiane also  :whip: :whip:

SI SI... :tantrum:

Also I was stood in our local supermarket, out of the way of the masses, back to the wall. I can't explain why about twenty odd people wanted to squeeze between the wall & myself... :shrug:  :scratchhead:. The space in front of me is about eight foot wide, gap behind me is about a inch.
Has anybody else experienced this sort of mad behaviour...It was really annoying, & a few nearly got a cuff around the ear... :grrr:

Nowt stranger than folk.. :blink:
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: DRAGON December 20, 2008, 04:01:46 PM
Stupid baskets they put in the middle of shopping aisles when there's barely enough room to get two trollys down the bloody thing in the first place !  :tantrum: Oh and stupid offers that don't make sense but someone will fall for them - 2 x 2LTR bottles of coke on a huge display for 2.50. Go to the drinks section and you can get a 4pk wrapped in plastic with a handle !  :notworthy: for 4.58 !  :scratchhead:
Oh and stupid people who want to stop and have a conversation with someone right in the middle of the aisle oblivious to everyone trying to get past and when you politely ask them to move you get thrown a dirty look !  :grrr:
I don't think I'm cut out for shopping this time of year....... :whistle:
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: weareblind December 20, 2008, 04:44:10 PM
Also I was stood in our local supermarket, out of the way of the masses, back to the wall. I can't explain why about twenty odd people wanted to squeeze between the wall & myself... :shrug:  :scratchhead:. The space in front of me is about eight foot wide, gap behind me is about a inch.
Has anybody else experienced this sort of mad behaviour...It was really annoying, & a few nearly got a cuff around the ear... :grrr:

Nowt stranger than folk.. :blink:
Because you are so cute...
(http://www.sorrisi.com/sorrisi/photogallery/images/023001026933.jpg)
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: weirdwolf December 20, 2008, 07:21:53 PM
@ Dragon I agree with what you have said...supermarkets are a breeding ground for stupid people... :thumbup: :whistle:.

Because you are so cute...
(http://www.sorrisi.com/sorrisi/photogallery/images/023001026933.jpg)

WWWWHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAATTTT! Me cute, I don't know whether to laugh or spit. I eat my Bacon sarnies with greasy hands mate & look nothing like that pretty boy...bloody cute. :tsk:  :lol:. Although, I wish I still had my long hair... :whistle: :lol:.
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: generulpoleaxe December 20, 2008, 09:03:35 PM
i don't realy have a problem with people when shopping in general.

what pisses me off is seeing all of the large companies with connections getting bailed out when it's their own fault they are in the mess that they have got themselves into.
i won't say any more as just typing this is starting to get me angry!
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: Dolmot December 20, 2008, 09:29:46 PM
Oh don't get me started on  the italian postal service. I'm thinking of stopping sending stuff there, 4 out of 5 go missing! GRRRR :tantrum: :tantrum:

I don't know whether it's comical or sad that many online stores have special terms for shipping to "high risk countries" such as Nigeria, Indonesia and...Italy. At the moment it's mostly scary as I'm waiting for two packets from there. Fortunately their outgoing mail has been relatively reliable...this far...
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: Graeme December 20, 2008, 10:23:01 PM
Being dumped the week before Xmas. :(
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: beefcake December 20, 2008, 10:33:11 PM
Just at this moment...Royal Mail  :swear:
Poste italiane also  :whip: :whip:

SI SI... :tantrum:

Also I was stood in our local supermarket, out of the way of the masses, back to the wall. I can't explain why about twenty odd people wanted to squeeze between the wall & myself... :shrug:  :scratchhead:. The space in front of me is about eight foot wide, gap behind me is about a inch.
Has anybody else experienced this sort of mad behaviour...It was really annoying, & a few nearly got a cuff around the ear... :grrr:

Nowt stranger than folk.. :blink:

I think I may have been gulty of doing that a few times. However the people needing to be squeezed around were weeing wildly so the inch gap was preferred
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: weareblind December 20, 2008, 11:23:57 PM
Oh don't get me started on  the italian postal service. I'm thinking of stopping sending stuff there, 4 out of 5 go missing! GRRRR :tantrum: :tantrum:

I don't know whether it's comical or sad that many online stores have special terms for shipping to "high risk countries" such as Nigeria, Indonesia and...Italy. At the moment it's mostly scary as I'm waiting for two packets from there. Fortunately their outgoing mail has been relatively reliable...this far...
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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: Vermis December 20, 2008, 11:42:09 PM
However the people needing to be squeezed around were weeing wildly so the inch gap was preferred

Er, what?  :blink:

In the supermarket aisles?

How unhygienic.
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: caerban December 20, 2008, 11:56:16 PM
Being dumped the week before Xmas. :(

Join the club, amigo. Perhaps we should get jackets made  :(
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: Bodhi December 21, 2008, 07:57:49 AM
Although, I wish I still had my long hair... :whistle: :lol:.

Hair...

Pisses me off

 :P
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: beefcake December 21, 2008, 08:12:18 AM
 :metoo:
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: weirdwolf December 21, 2008, 10:23:04 AM
i don't relay have a problem with people when shopping in general.

what pisses me off is seeing all of the large companies with connections getting bailed out when it's their own fault they are in the mess that they have got themselves into.
i won't say any more as just typing this is starting to get me angry!

I generally don't have a problem, it was just this one time I found really strange behaviour. I fully agree with you on the subject of the companies. Why the hell anyone has to bail them out is beyond me...makes me sick especially when you see so many small businesses struggling, but like you said the others are connected.. :grrr:.

Although, I wish I still had my long hair... :whistle: :lol:.

Hair...

Pisses me off

 :P
Ah! I used to have, as one of my old Norwegian girlfriends used to call it...Viking hair...long, thick & copper in colour. Even women used to envy it.. :blink:.
Then it happened, it started to thin out. I was sat in a bar in Dublin, talking to some ladies & one said "don't worry about it"...."at least you look a little like Francis Rossy from Status Quo"....straight out the door to the barbers...didn't even finish my pint... 8:::. And yes it was a pain to keep, I'll agree with you there... :thumbup:


@ Beefcake...I'm hoping that the term ..."weeing"...means something completely different in NZ. Weeing wildly over here means that the shoppers were giving each other, Frantic Golden showers..... :lol: :lol: :whistle:
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: weareblind December 21, 2008, 03:36:31 PM
Although, I wish I still had my long hair... :whistle: :lol:.

Hair...

Pisses me off

 :P
:metoo:
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: beefcake December 21, 2008, 09:20:02 PM
@weirdwolf
I failed to mention that it was a saturday night and out on the street. I've never seen that happen in a supermarket before, and hopefully never will. ( I really need to explain myself more fully)
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: weirdwolf December 21, 2008, 10:31:31 PM
 
@weirdwolf
I failed to mention that it was a saturday night and out on the street. I've never seen that happen in a supermarket before, and hopefully never will. ( I really need to explain myself more fully)

:rofl3:...That explains a lot... :thumbup:
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: mnordgren December 22, 2008, 11:29:26 PM
I just found out that I've screwed up a bit. :erm:

I'm standing in line for an apartment and was supposed to check in every six months to keep my place, completely forgot (doesn't have very much implications right now though since I have one already). Anyway, you learn from your mistakes so I suppose the chance of this happening again is minimal. :shrug:
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: libertee December 23, 2008, 08:01:39 PM
oh dear, that isnt good then.


what has pi**ed me off lately............i havbe to go along with Orctrader and the post office as he sent us a really gorgeous painted figures, securely boxed up by recorded delivery and they squished it through the letterbox thus breaking and chipping the figure and didnt even get a signature.
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: grekwood December 23, 2008, 08:23:45 PM
The Welsh hospitals have had the jamie oliver treatment  :tantrum: all coke machines and chocolate/sweet machines etc have gone.... you now pay 1 for a bottle of "ENGLISH" water  :drevil2: or a can of some strange juice :shock: and the other machine sells bags of flavoured seeds, nuts and dried fruit  :blink:

people have to be really desperate to buy that stuff, the hospital's going to loose money and starve patients :scratchhead:

I've started to smuggle my own stuff in when i go there  :lol:
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: Brandlin December 23, 2008, 09:33:32 PM
on the other hand grek you can buy bed food before you go and you do get your medicines for free in good old Cymru!
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: mcfonz December 24, 2008, 12:24:31 AM
My pet hate are round-a-bouts.

Why is it no one seems to know the correct lane or how to indicate - even worse are those that invent a middle lane on a roundabout that only has two lanes or a second lane on roundabouts that only have one! I accept that at the moment I don't have a car and me girlfriend does all of the driving (unless I am at work where I do quite a bit) but I spend most of my time pulling gestures and silly faces at drivers who are quite frankly, rather silly!

Having read the first post of this thread about fireworks - another of my pet hates is how fireworks night has evolved to fireworks month from when I was a kid. A whole month of people letting the dastedly things off all over the place. I could have sworn next door were trying to shoot a cat off our roof . . . . and on more than one occaision!
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: beefcake December 24, 2008, 10:26:13 AM
Don't get me started on driving!!!!! I'm an absolute perfect driver, it's just that every one else on the road is useless. :lmao:
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: grekwood December 24, 2008, 11:17:15 AM
you do get your medicines for free in good old Cymru!

yep...  :lol:
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: freakinacage December 24, 2008, 04:28:58 PM
The Welsh hospitals have had the jamie oliver treatment  :tantrum: all coke machines and chocolate/sweet machines etc have gone.... you now pay 1 for a bottle of "ENGLISH" water  :drevil2: or a can of some strange juice :shock: and the other machine sells bags of flavoured seeds, nuts and dried fruit  :blink:

people have to be really desperate to buy that stuff, the hospital's going to loose money and starve patients :scratchhead:

I've started to smuggle my own stuff in when i go there  :lol:

don't get me started. i work in a hospital. this is gonna screw us. when it gets to 4am, you get all hypoglycemic and the best way to sort that is choc. damn them. if they do it, do it properly and make sure they serve something up other than slop for meals
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood December 24, 2008, 04:37:04 PM
The Welsh hospitals have had the jamie oliver treatment  :tantrum: all coke machines and chocolate/sweet machines etc have gone.... you now pay 1 for a bottle of "ENGLISH" water  :drevil2: or a can of some strange juice :shock: and the other machine sells bags of flavoured seeds, nuts and dried fruit  :blink:

people have to be really desperate to buy that stuff, the hospital's going to loose money and starve patients :scratchhead:

I've started to smuggle my own stuff in when i go there  :lol:

don't get me started. i work in a hospital. this is gonna screw us. when it gets to 4am, you get all hypoglycemic and the best way to sort that is choc. damn them. if they do it, do it properly and make sure they serve something up other than slop for meals
:metoo:
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: Vermis December 24, 2008, 05:52:09 PM
Considering I keep hearing about the burden of the obesity 'epidemic'* on the NHS, I think it'd be a bit two-faced to have a bunch of mars and coke machines littered about hospitals. ;)

*The biggest reason for that, IMO, is precisely this kind of thinking:

people have to be really desperate to buy that stuff

*   *   *

My pet hate are round-a-bouts.  Why is it no one seems to know the correct lane or how to indicate

Oh yes.  This has been doing my head in recently.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON December 25, 2008, 07:48:53 PM
The new leather office chair I got for christmas which requires 8 pairs of hands to hold the damned thing together while you get the holes to line up  :crazy: - having said that it's a damned  comfy chair ! :lalala:
Oh and the packaging on the RC Dalek which nearly broke the thing trying to get it out ! :whah?:
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: weareblind December 25, 2008, 08:21:16 PM
(http://www.provincia.palermo.it/provpalermo/allegati/1568/sedia_g.jpg)
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: Inso December 25, 2008, 08:29:21 PM
What P~~~es me off today?  Nothing :mrgreen:.

I got a lovely jumper for Christmas, a few other little gifts as well...but the best thing?  My two children got some action figures for Christmas (My son got a box full of 2nd hand Starwars figures and my daughter a box of 2nd hand Sylvanian Families figures) and they have played with them in the living room all day without getting narky with each other once!  They haven't even gone near a games console...

...There is hope for them after all!

Oh, to top things off, I cooked Christmas dinner (as I always do) and the Goose tasted gorgeous!

...BUT I forgot to cook stuffing...oh the really P~~~es me off!...:mrgreen:.
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: Graeme December 25, 2008, 11:57:56 PM

Oh and the packaging on the RC Dalek which nearly broke the thing trying to get it out ! :whah?:

Took me three hours last year. There can't be a kid with an intact box anywhere. I am going to save mine and auction in twenty years :wry:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme December 26, 2008, 12:14:56 AM
Being dumped the week before Xmas. :(

Join the club, amigo. Perhaps we should get jackets made  :(

I have achieved closure. I hope you do too. Best wishes.  :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k December 27, 2008, 04:24:37 PM
Baby dolls that cry and whimper. :tantrum:

Why would any sane adult who has ever had children be involved in designing, manufacturing or buying such repellent monstrocities?  It is a hard enough time in anyone's life having a real life little monster darling keeping you awake all night - why, for the love of all that is good an holy, would you want to give your two/three/four year old the same heinous experience?

My only answer is that they are designed and sold my the same kind of childless nitwits who put innane warnings on coffee about it being hot and find it necessary to prevent everyone from drinking in public place because a small minority cannot be trusted to do so senibly.

:tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:


The only ray of light in the whole abominable affair is that these abhorrent contraptions belong to my nieces and we're leaving this evening - hurrah!
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: weareblind December 27, 2008, 08:35:36 PM
Baby dolls that cry and whimper. :tantrum:

Why would any sane adult who has ever had children be involved in designing, manufacturing or buying such repellent monstrocities?  It is a hard enough time in anyone's life having a real life little monster darling keeping you awake all night - why, for the love of all that is good an holy, would you want to give your two/three/four year old the same heinous experience?

My only answer is that they are designed and sold my the same kind of childless nitwits who put innane warnings on coffee about it being hot and find it necessary to prevent everyone from drinking in public place because a small minority cannot be trusted to do so senibly.

:tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:


The only ray of light in the whole abominable affair is that these abhorrent contraptions belong to my nieces and we're leaving this evening - hurrah!
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis December 28, 2008, 12:30:39 AM
:D  Reminds me, I saw this on telly the other day.  D'you think this is better or worse, Keeper?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VYSGVvA4ojE

... or just freakin' terrifying?

What pissing me off these days?  People who pretend dogs or other animals write, or talk on TV.  Not so much Andrex-puppy-style (though that inane cutesy-banter still raises my pressure) but charities.  A dog shelter I used to visit had descriptions of individual dogs like that in the local paper.  There's a TV advert for African donkeys with a posh English voiceover declaring 'I'm ever so tired'.  The Dog's Trust even offers 'letters from your dog' as an inducement to sponsor.  Straight-up says that your sponsored dog will write to you.  There are reasons to donate to needy dogs; but indulging bleeding-hearts who are so wet and delusional and think of dogs like little humans to the point that they see themselves as transcripters or dictatees to transmit the animal in question's thoughts and opinions to the world?  No.  No thank you.

And feeling rotten and sore-headed and pre-flu-ey.  That pisses me off too.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf December 28, 2008, 12:53:47 PM
:D  Reminds me, I saw this on telly the other day.  D'you think this is better or worse, Keeper?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VYSGVvA4ojE

... or just freakin' terrifying?

What pissing me off these days?  People who pretend dogs or other animals write, or talk on TV.  Not so much Andrex-puppy-style (though that inane cutesy-banter still raises my pressure) but charities.  A dog shelter I used to visit had descriptions of individual dogs like that in the local paper.  There's a TV advert for African donkeys with a posh English voiceover declaring 'I'm ever so tired'.  The Dog's Trust even offers 'letters from your dog' as an inducement to sponsor.  Straight-up says that your sponsored dog will write to you.  There are reasons to donate to needy dogs; but indulging bleeding-hearts who are so wet and delusional and think of dogs like little humans to the point that they see themselves as transcripters or dictatees to transmit the animal in question's thoughts and opinions to the world?  No.  No thank you.

And feeling rotten and sore-headed and pre-flu-ey.  That pisses me off too.

I'll go with terrifying.. :crazy:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: freakinacage December 28, 2008, 12:54:04 PM
:D  Reminds me, I saw this on telly the other day.  D'you think this is better or worse, Keeper?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VYSGVvA4ojE

... or just freakin' terrifying?

What pissing me off these days?  People who pretend dogs or other animals write, or talk on TV.  Not so much Andrex-puppy-style (though that inane cutesy-banter still raises my pressure) but charities.  A dog shelter I used to visit had descriptions of individual dogs like that in the local paper.  There's a TV advert for African donkeys with a posh English voiceover declaring 'I'm ever so tired'.  The Dog's Trust even offers 'letters from your dog' as an inducement to sponsor.  Straight-up says that your sponsored dog will write to you.  There are reasons to donate to needy dogs; but indulging bleeding-hearts who are so wet and delusional and think of dogs like little humans to the point that they see themselves as transcripters or dictatees to transmit the animal in question's thoughts and opinions to the world?  No.  No thank you.


yes 'animals talking/writing' annoys me too

that baby however will stop me sleeping at night. thanks for sharing!! *sobs*
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON December 28, 2008, 03:11:53 PM
:D  Reminds me, I saw this on telly the other day.  D'you think this is better or worse, Keeper?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VYSGVvA4ojE

... or just freakin' terrifying?



I'll go with terrifying.. :crazy:

 :metoo: :christalmighty:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 31, 2008, 02:47:51 AM
What is really really really really grating on me now is a specific doctor that said my 6 week old son was fine (on Xmas eve) and was willing to send my wife, my son and myself home. He wouldn't listen to our explanation of what was wrong and thought we had no idea about what we were talking about, just because we are first time parents it doesn't mean we don't know when are son is extremely ill (it was the horrendous amounts of bileous vomting that made us click). As it turned out our son had a malrotated bowel and was near death and on Xmas day had to be flown down to Wellington (NZ) because no one could diagnose what he had. Luckily a surgeon there picked up what it was straight away and he was in theatre that night of which we are eternally thankful. Besides a scar to impress the ladies with and also minus an appendix too he is recouperating well.
That's my rant... for now. Time to celebrate Christmas now that we're home.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu December 31, 2008, 02:56:40 AM
 :shock: Wow, relieved that everything turned out OK for you mate. Sounds like a xmas you won't forget in a hurry...  :erm:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: AKULA December 31, 2008, 07:25:28 AM
Things that p*** me off?

This flaming cold - literally got no sleep at all last night, to the point where i logged onto my work server at 5am for something to do.

Still gave my son a surprise when he crept in at 6.20am to find me awake before him (i was sorely tempted to go and wake him up for a change...)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson December 31, 2008, 09:41:15 AM
Whats pissing me off at the mo'.................my eldest son, he's 13.

At the start of 2008 he was put forward after some great results in a contest, to take up rowing at an amatuer level with the possiblity of rowing for the county later in the year.
We've backed him all the way, making sure he can get to any training and contests available, and he threw himself in big time and thrashed his clubs junior scores in the 1st few weeks.
The school has been involved heavily too, they asked if they could be the ones to kit him out with all his training and competition gear, and they certainly did........big time!!!
So with all this backing and the enthusiasm he's shown, he was told that he is heading to be a world class rower.
Good news, yes?

Nw I know it's hard to take the rough with the smooth and winter training is hard, as they do still like them to take time out in the boats at least one session a week, but..........

He's come home the week before Xmas and told us that he wants to pack it all up, the whole lot and doesn't like it anymore, not just because it's cold or because it's hard, or because he's not always winning.......

It's because he can't be bothered anymore..........
: Re: things that really p** you off
: vampifan December 31, 2008, 10:16:36 AM
Bruenor, that's teenagers all over for you. You have my heartfelt sympathies, mate.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 31, 2008, 10:40:47 AM
Bruenor, that's teenagers all over for you. You have my heartfelt sympathies, mate.
:metoo:
I'm preparing myself for mine Gloria...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis December 31, 2008, 12:41:45 PM
'Gifting' sections in high street shops, anyone?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin December 31, 2008, 03:07:35 PM
It's because he can't be bothered anymore..........


Staple him to the boat.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson December 31, 2008, 05:00:04 PM
Made him go today.......moaned like hell.
Won't be moaning when he's pulling in golds.....
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON December 31, 2008, 05:08:51 PM
It's because he can't be bothered anymore..........


Staple him to the boat.
..... or try 6 inch nails............ :whistle: It would be a real shame if such a talent went by the wayside due to a teenage strop !  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee December 31, 2008, 05:37:41 PM
Made him go today.......moaned like hell.
Won't be moaning when he's pulling in golds.....

just tell him when he is old enough to foot the bills for his hobbies that he can choose whether or not to continue with them...until then he does what you tell him and when,    or he sleeps in the shed.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson December 31, 2008, 06:44:59 PM
LMAO, Love it Sally.

He's at that age now, that if we said that, he'd go take his stuff to the shed just to be bloody awkward.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers December 31, 2008, 06:46:19 PM
You need to get a parenting book written Sally!

 :applause:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 31, 2008, 06:57:46 PM
You need to get a parenting book written Sally!

 :applause:
:metoo:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis December 31, 2008, 07:50:33 PM
Made him go today.......moaned like hell.
Won't be moaning when he's pulling in golds.....

:D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson December 31, 2008, 08:06:21 PM
Made him go today.......moaned like hell.
Won't be moaning when he's pulling in golds.....

:D

and brunettes, and reds......eh Vermis?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee December 31, 2008, 08:13:10 PM
LMAO, Love it Sally.

He's at that age now, that if we said that, he'd go take his stuff to the shed just to be bloody awkward.

well let him do it then.  it is a bit cold this time of year to sleep in a shed, he will soon want his nice warm centrally heated bedroom and will come back in with his tail between his legs.

 the trick with parenting is to give them two options...both of which suit what you ultimately want them to do  that way they feel they are in control by picking what they want to do but really you win either way but with less arguing.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON December 31, 2008, 08:28:36 PM
She's good..... very good........ muahahahaha
Let that be a lesson to one and all - DON'T MESS WITH SALLY !
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf December 31, 2008, 08:29:30 PM
Whats pissing me off at the mo'.................my eldest son, he's 13.

At the start of 2008 he was put forward after some great results in a contest, to take up rowing at an amatuer level with the possiblity of rowing for the county later in the year.
We've backed him all the way, making sure he can get to any training and contests available, and he threw himself in big time and thrashed his clubs junior scores in the 1st few weeks.
The school has been involved heavily too, they asked if they could be the ones to kit him out with all his training and competition gear, and they certainly did........big time!!!
So with all this backing and the enthusiasm he's shown, he was told that he is heading to be a world class rower.
Good news, yes?

Nw I know it's hard to take the rough with the smooth and winter training is hard, as they do still like them to take time out in the boats at least one session a week, but..........

He's come home the week before Xmas and told us that he wants to pack it all up, the whole lot and doesn't like it anymore, not just because it's cold or because it's hard, or because he's not always winning.......

It's because he can't be bothered anymore..........


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dLuEY6jN6gY  Nuff said... :whistle:

'Gifting' sections in high street shops, anyone?
I agree... :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis December 31, 2008, 08:38:56 PM
and brunettes, and reds......eh Vermis?

Well, I was just expressing pleasant surprise and general good vibes for your lad achieving such things as gold medals.  But if you want to talk about redheads...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee December 31, 2008, 10:01:43 PM
and brunettes, and reds......eh Vermis?

Well, I was just expressing pleasant surprise and general good vibes for your lad achieving such things as gold medals.  But if you want to talk about redheads...

be careful...i am a redhead....
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson December 31, 2008, 10:31:45 PM
and brunettes, and reds......eh Vermis?

Well, I was just expressing pleasant surprise and general good vibes for your lad achieving such things as gold medals.  But if you want to talk about redheads...

be careful...i am a redhead....

and a lovely one too.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee January 01, 2009, 10:14:46 AM
be careful...i am a redhead....

and a lovely one too.

oooh obvious flattery..........luverly!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Captain Sprout January 02, 2009, 09:50:07 AM
Talking of flattery and things that annoy, I have a flattery car battery.  :(

Waiting to be rescued by the recovery people, new battery to replace this one which is a bit aged may be in order methinks.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Captain Sprout January 02, 2009, 12:51:30 PM
Well can't be all pissed off at the fast rescue response, nor at the speed with which the very good little local garage fitted a new battery. Would have preferred 50 worth of lead though.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf January 04, 2009, 12:27:42 PM
When my bank phones me up on a Sunday...not just once but four times in half a hour. Firstly the person the end of the phone couldn't even pronounce my name, let alone understand what I was saying to them....unprintable.. :whistle:.

Now the whole point of these calls was to ask if I wished to upgrade my cards...no, I'm already at the highest level. So these calls where not necessary at all if somebody had checked the computer system.

But wait...it's a Sunday, are the banks open Sunday are they BLEEP! BLEEP! BLEEP! as like. I mentioned this to the last caller, if the banks aren't open Sunday or for that matter until 9pm what the f*** gives them the right to invade my house with phone calls...question wasn't understood..asked again & again, a manager is asked for. At last, the answer I got was it's because we're a bank...infact they never gave me a response that satisfied my query.

So I have got Monday off now...the poor girls on customer services at Lloyd's...this time it's going to be short & sweet, give me my money I no longer wish to bank with you....so there.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf January 04, 2009, 12:31:29 PM
Can't believe this...just posted the last post & the F***ING PHONE has rung again..guess who... :tantrum: :explodinghead: :explodinghead: :explodinghead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :floghorse:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 04, 2009, 12:42:57 PM
Ah, thanks Gods for IW Bank...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson January 04, 2009, 01:10:24 PM
My moblie phone company is getting on my tits at the mo, they send you a txt to say
"just a gentle reminder that your bill is due in 3 days"
and then the day it's due, you get call after call after call til you pay up.
The most calls I had in one day was 12 on the mobile handset and 12 on the landline.....surely this constitutes as harrassment?

Just out of sheer annoyance I made them wait a week for the payment and they cut me off.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k January 04, 2009, 03:21:57 PM
:D  Reminds me, I saw this on telly the other day.  D'you think this is better or worse, Keeper?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VYSGVvA4ojE

Better.  Not in any way good, but better than a screaming child, definately.

The twitching stopped yesterday and I was able to do a little painting again ...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi January 04, 2009, 03:36:18 PM
the trick with parenting is to give them two options...both of which suit what you ultimately want them to do  that way they feel they are in control by picking what they want to do but really you win either way but with less arguing.

Hey! That's almost word for word what I allways tell people. Seems I'm doing SOMETHING right  :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON January 04, 2009, 04:51:24 PM
Can't believe this...just posted the last post & the F***ING PHONE has rung again..guess who... :tantrum: :explodinghead: :explodinghead: :explodinghead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :eatlead: :floghorse:
BT just rung me up to ask if I was interested in a Home hub & broadband............ slight problem I already have it !  :roll:
Morons !  :hmmm
: Re: things that really p** you off
: vampifan January 06, 2009, 03:47:46 PM
Just came back from Morrison's supermarket and saw they are selling Easter eggs... already! When I mentioned how ludicrous this was to a shop assistant she told me that they were stacking the shelves with Easter eggs on Boxing Day. WTF! Can't we get Christmas out of the way before starting on Easter? Apparently not. It's not just Morrison's to blame as according to my neighbours, all of the supermarkets are at it. It is nothing more than sheer greed on their part. We now have Christmas starting in August and now Easter begins on bloody Boxing Day!  :(  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON January 06, 2009, 05:17:02 PM
We've had cadburys creme eggs at work since the beginning of December ! :roll:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake January 06, 2009, 08:11:34 PM
HOORAY!!! creme eggs :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf January 06, 2009, 10:25:32 PM
Capitalism gone mad...you took the word right out of my mouth Vampifan...GREED.

Although I think cream eggs should be on sale all year round....How do you eat yours... :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood January 07, 2009, 11:11:04 AM
Capitalism gone mad...you took the word right out of my mouth Vampifan...GREED.

Although I think cream eggs should be on sale all year round....How do you eat yours... :whistle:
i think they do sell the cream egg bars all year round, but still not as nice as the egg  :lol:

i bite it, lick some of the inside bit, take another bite, lick some more then shove the rest in my mouth and eat it  :chew:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Balgin Stondraeg January 07, 2009, 02:36:43 PM
The advert for something called Rice Crispies Squares that keeps getting played on the gogglebox at the moment.

They're oblongs!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: alrith72 January 07, 2009, 03:40:18 PM
They're oblongs!

They're Rectangular Cuboids  :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DanG January 07, 2009, 04:42:26 PM
They're oblongs!

They're Rectangular Cuboids  :whistle:

Cubism gone made I tell you!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf January 07, 2009, 06:48:19 PM
Capitalism gone mad...you took the word right out of my mouth Vampifan...GREED.

Although I think cream eggs should be on sale all year round....How do you eat yours... :whistle:
i think they do sell the cream egg bars all year round, but still not as nice as the egg  :lol:

i bite it, lick some of the inside bit, take another bite, lick some more then shove the rest in my mouth and eat it  :chew:

I eat mine like...Nah you wouldn't want to know..it's scary... :twisted:

They're oblongs!

They're Rectangular Cuboids  :whistle:

Cubism gone made I tell you!

Cubism gone mad.. :scratchhead: it can't, it's too square... :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON January 07, 2009, 07:47:14 PM
Never did like Cuba much ! :lol:
Still the cigars ain't bad..............
: Re: things that really p** you off
: alchemist January 08, 2009, 11:07:01 AM
We now have Christmas starting in August and now Easter begins on bloody Boxing Day!  :(  :grrr:

Look on the positive side.  By extension, that means our summer holidays must now start on Easter Monday!  :silly
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 08, 2009, 11:13:04 AM
Never did like Cuba much ! :lol:
Still the cigars ain't bad..............
:metoo:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis January 11, 2009, 10:41:50 PM
Incomplete topic titles like, speaking hypothetically, "How about a..." that end in an ellipsis instead of giving any kind of gist at all.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee January 12, 2009, 10:23:23 PM
hotmail pages loading banner ads whilst you are trying to click a link to read your mail and you end up opening your junk folder instead cos the page moves...that is really annoying.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu January 12, 2009, 10:39:46 PM
Everything I hear about hotmail leads me to the conclusion that it just plain sucks. Why don't you switch to gmail?  :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel January 13, 2009, 12:40:39 AM
It might be hard if you're a business, because everyone already has your hotmail address.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu January 13, 2009, 02:22:51 AM
Yeah it's slightly more difficult, but you can still phase it out. Does hotmail have the ability to automatically forward incoming email to another address? ...or set up an automatic response to incoming email?

If it's changed on the website it shouldn't take too long for people to stop using the old email address. Just means you have to check both for a while (which I admit is a pain).

If something sucks (like hotmail) then I reckon' it's worth going through a small transitional pain to get to something better ...and you also get to vote with your feet (so to speak).

: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake January 14, 2009, 08:49:44 AM
At the moment my pet hate is, or are flies. There's bl***y millions of them. Little b*******. They really seem to be attracted to procreate as well. I caught about ten of them hanging around my sculpting equipment. Better have that bath I've been promising myself for the last 2 years.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 14, 2009, 09:39:56 AM
Flies? In the middle of the winter? Here we see flies from April to October...  :scratchhead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel January 14, 2009, 03:42:07 PM
Beefcake's from New Zealand, according to his profile.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin January 16, 2009, 09:20:44 AM
Not so much something that pisses me off as something that just flabberghasts me.

I'm selling off some minis at the moment, things i bought for projects that i've admitted i'll never get round to.

So I have a Van Halfling figure from Heresy on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330299660453&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=014).

You can buy one new for 3, (less if you buy multiples) and 1.50 shipping.

Current bids for this item are 3.98 plus 1 for shipping.

Now i can understand people bidding on something they like the look of but do not know is available elsewhere, BUT I even posted a link to the figure on the heresy website!

I really shouldn't be complaining I guess...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 16, 2009, 09:24:44 AM
Beefcake's from New Zealand, according to his profile.
:bigsorry:
(http://filmjournal.net/clydefro/files/2008/06/harakiri-poster.jpg)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake January 16, 2009, 06:24:14 PM
 :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Captain Sprout January 16, 2009, 08:14:31 PM
I escaped redundancy this week. Which, unsurprisingly, didn't piss me off.

But the gathering of 200 people from our division in a room and the statement 'If you get an email within 30 minutes of the end of this meeting, you have, unfortunately, been made redundant. If you get one an hour after that your job is at risk and its likely you will be made redundant on March 1st' wasn't a great deal of fun. But hey 'Thanks for all your hard work!'.

70 people of the 200 were having even less fun an hour and a half later. The whole thing was just ..really unpleasant.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake January 16, 2009, 08:32:17 PM
There have got to be better ways of doing things than that. At least they could have had the courtesy to tell people individually, although that could just draw out the process for the rest of you wating to see if you're next. Hmm it's a hard one and I'm sure the bosses didn't like having to do it either, that is assuming they are human and not something else.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON January 16, 2009, 08:48:08 PM
That's a nasty way of doing things I bet none of those sending the e-mails were at risk !  :swear:
My boss called a staff meeting last week which I didn't get an invite to - but then I knew what was going on 4 months ago !  :lol: I may end up with less work to do and maybe a couple of weeks off on full pay while they rip the site to pieces for a revamp ! :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin January 16, 2009, 09:02:06 PM
There have got to be better ways of doing things than that. At least they could have had the courtesy to tell people individually, although that could just draw out the process for the rest of you wating to see if you're next. Hmm it's a hard one and I'm sure the bosses didn't like having to do it either, that is assuming they are human and not something else.

There are two really horrible things that i've had to do in my working life.

1. be made redundant
2. make other people redundant

I'm not sure they're in that order either...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 16, 2009, 09:24:43 PM
But the gathering of 200 people from our division in a room and the statement 'If you get an email within 30 minutes of the end of this meeting, you have, unfortunately, been made redundant. If you get one an hour after that your job is at risk and its likely you will be made redundant on March 1st' wasn't a great deal of fun. But hey 'Thanks for all your hard work!'.
70 people of the 200 were having even less fun an hour and a half later. The whole thing was just ..really unpleasant.
But.. but.. but... it's inhuman! What the hell of managers do you have?!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel January 17, 2009, 06:49:56 AM
It appears my employment is terminated. I found out by ringing to get my next weeks rostered days, only to be told I didn't have any.

Casual jobs are like that.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: The Commissar January 17, 2009, 11:06:50 AM
I found out Thursday that I am possibly for the chop will find out for sure next Thursday. 12 people to be fitted into only 8 jobs with the decision made on your last two years performance. Unfortunately I was off work for large parts of 2008 due to health problems so I don't think I will make the cut this time (survived the last two rounds in 2007). 29 years in the same bank does not equip you for much else so I may have some interesting times ahead!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Captain Sprout January 17, 2009, 05:31:26 PM
Sorry to hear the bad news for people here.

I am grateful to still have my job. I think there were better ways of telling everyone, but that's one of those things and we don't 'matter' as people as we are not the bottom line, something you swiftly have to accept in an environment like ours. Its nothing unexpected really, it was just a shame for the people who are going that that was all they got.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: greenstuff_gav January 18, 2009, 01:45:05 PM
our redundancies are being announced Monday :(

on topic, poor game design that means you waste an hour and half, goto report the problem and spend so much time registering / finding the report buttons that you waste another half an hour!  :tantrum:
no more Guild Wars for me... atleast means i'll get more painting done  :hmmm
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Medved January 18, 2009, 02:05:59 PM
revising for exams....... :tantrum:

can't beleive how much harder it is now. too many distractions and the first moment i have to myself is spent relaxing and vedging out.

1st of many law exams to come tomorrow...... :?
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: weareblind January 18, 2009, 04:54:20 PM
revising for exams....... :tantrum:

can't beleive how much harder it is now. too many distractions and the first moment i have to myself is spent relaxing and vedging out.

1st of many law exams to come tomorrow...... :?
Auguri!
(http://cartoline.thesimpson.it/images/1164028036auguri-esame.jpg)
"You'll pass the examination!"
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: beefcake January 18, 2009, 07:01:05 PM
Yeah, you need time to relax. Over-studying can be as bad as understudying. And if all else fails, cheat :lmao: (I'm kidding of course.)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf January 18, 2009, 07:06:32 PM
I hope all of the above who face or have been made redundant all the best in the future...hope something comes along soon.... :thumbup:


There are two really horrible things that i've had to do in my working life.

1. be made redundant
2. make other people redundant

I'm not sure they're in that order either...

Been in the same postion, neither are pleasant... :(

@ CS good to hear your still employed... :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON January 18, 2009, 07:25:14 PM
The jobs situation is getting worse day by day. I have lost track of the number of customers who have come in the petrol station with the dreaded "they've called a staff meeting" story.  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 19, 2009, 12:29:44 AM
I get p~~~ed off when my conscience wont allow me to walk away when people un-burden on me. 

In my current position and with the rank I hold, I am often placed in a position where I am out on the town with work colleagues, trying to enjoy myself when all of a sudden I become the focus for everything that is wrong at work.  Sometimes I just want to say...p~~s off, I'm not at work now...but I feel responsible for them because they are of a lower rank and they need to get stuff off their chests.

It would be really nice to be able to switch off just once and not listen to tales of scraping body parts off aircraft...
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: Nosferatu January 19, 2009, 12:36:02 AM
It would be really nice to be able to switch off just once and not listen to tales of scraping body parts off aircraft...

 :shock: Yep, I can understand that...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin January 19, 2009, 01:21:49 AM
It would be really nice to be able to switch off just once and not listen to tales of scraping body parts off aircraft...

I hear you Inso.

Although not the same, as a relatively senior member from a well known defence company i used to hate turning up on a base and having the MOD staff go... "oh and we invited a few squaddies in to give you some feedback on your new piece of XYZ equipment."  They do this so that they don't have to deal with the squaddies - they can just finger point to the contractor.

Half the time what the sqauddies wanted/needed simplywasn't what we'd been contracted to provide by the top brass..."

Although now i think about it... i've never had somebody say that they were scrapoing up body parts because somehting we'd sold them failed...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson January 19, 2009, 03:47:20 PM
Argos!
Yep good ol Argos has just about made my list.

New catalogue came out Saturday......is the item I want in stock......is it buggery.

Now you'd think that before advertising a product in a catalogue they'd makes sure they had some stock in on the launch day.
I have to wait until this coming Friday for it to be delivered to the store.
Not even in stock for home delivery.
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: DRAGON January 19, 2009, 08:01:33 PM
On the subject of shops, the Sony centre in Norwich where the two staff members were too busy mucking around to ask me if I needed any help (I was the only one in the shop) - well guys you missed out on a sale. I went to Currys and got the same Blu-ray disc player and the staff at least feigned an interest in their customers ! :grrr:
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: Mr Teufel January 19, 2009, 11:44:50 PM
Argos!
Yep good ol Argos has just about made my list.

New catalogue came out Saturday......is the item I want in stock......is it buggery.

Now you'd think that before advertising a product in a catalogue they'd makes sure they had some stock in on the launch day.
I have to wait until this coming Friday for it to be delivered to the store.
Not even in stock for home delivery.
It's called bait and switch. They put a real bargain in the catalogue, only have a couple in stock, and hope you buy something else when you turn up and it's not available. Or even if you're willing to wait for the restock, that you'll buy something else while you're in there. Of course that something else isn't as heavily discounted...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson January 20, 2009, 10:42:59 AM
Argos!
Yep good ol Argos has just about made my list.

New catalogue came out Saturday......is the item I want in stock......is it buggery.

Now you'd think that before advertising a product in a catalogue they'd makes sure they had some stock in on the launch day.
I have to wait until this coming Friday for it to be delivered to the store.
Not even in stock for home delivery.
It's called bait and switch. They put a real bargain in the catalogue, only have a couple in stock, and hope you buy something else when you turn up and it's not available. Or even if you're willing to wait for the restock, that you'll buy something else while you're in there. Of course that something else isn't as heavily discounted...

Well I for one wait, and don't buy a substitute or something else as well.
I'm a stickler for getting the item I want, as I want it to do a job, and ONLY that one will do the job I want, lol.
(some folks called it being awkward, lol)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bruenor Odinson January 20, 2009, 04:32:39 PM
Hmmmm seems they might have read that I was pi**ed off, as I got an email today saying the item was in the store to be picked up.
GooooooOOOOOOOo Argos.
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: libertee January 20, 2009, 05:43:32 PM
There are two really horrible things that i've had to do in my working life.
1. be made redundant
2. make other people redundant

hear that
: Re: things that really p** you off
: mcfonz January 20, 2009, 08:31:11 PM
On the subject of shops, the Sony centre in Norwich where the two staff members were too busy mucking around to ask me if I needed any help (I was the only one in the shop) - well guys you missed out on a sale. I went to Currys and got the same Blu-ray disc player and the staff at least feigned an interest in their customers ! :grrr:

I have been places like that before where you walk in and you are effectively a "star" customer in the sense that you have already decided that you are going to buy and you know what you want. You will be reletively quick and don't want a lot of hassle. Your not some window shopper that takes a lot of time up and probably won't buy that day . . . . So defenitely their loss!

I am going to add another thing to my list of hatreds now.

THE ROYAL MAIL - and by that I do not mean to insult anyone on here who works for them and won't go into detail. But lets just say two items in succession missing - not great is it?!!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 20, 2009, 10:04:29 PM
Just at this moment...Royal Mail  :swear:
Poste italiane also  :whip: :whip:
: Twosoc
Oh don't get me started on  the italian postal service. I'm thinking of stopping sending stuff there, 4 out of 5 go missing! GRRRR

It makes you wonder where does all the lost mail go to, is there mountains of undelivered post?

Some magical land of postal wonder, where skyscrapers are made from parcels and the streets are paved with letters? Rivers of packaging tape and it rains postage stamps.

My friend, see page 18... we all are angry against Post service... one of the worst argument of discussion, I discovered.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Captain Sprout January 21, 2009, 08:18:55 AM
Hmmmm seems they might have read that I was pi**ed off, as I got an email today saying the item was in the store to be picked up.
GooooooOOOOOOOo Argos.

That would happen because the latest date you were given is the longest you'd have to wait for the item to be ordered into store. Usually it arrives quicker.

On the bait and switch point its a nice idea, assuming Machiavellian skill in buying and stock control. Good in theory but as in many things, the practice is usually far from a conspiracy  :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Barry January 22, 2009, 10:40:03 AM
Got a letter this morning from a water company. Stupidly I agreed to take out insurance on my water pipes with them last year. Now it has doubled in price, I realise it is unnecessary and anyway I can get it cheaper. The letter says that to renew I don't have to do anything- just sit back and it is renewed automatically. But I want to cancel so I look for the address to cancel- it must be here somewhere- I will read the whole thing carefully- hey guess what,- yep, no info on that at all.
B.
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: Chris_M January 22, 2009, 12:19:41 PM
Got a letter this morning from a water company. Stupidly I agreed to take out insurance on my water pipes with them last year. Now it has doubled in price, I realise it is unnecessary and anyway I can get it cheaper. The letter says that to renew I don't have to do anything- just sit back and it is renewed automatically. But I want to cancel so I look for the address to cancel- it must be here somewhere- I will read the whole thing carefully- hey guess what,- yep, no info on that at all.
B.
Presuming there's no phone number or web url either, that's one for your local trading standards authority IMO.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf January 25, 2009, 08:11:57 PM
Just at this moment...Royal Mail  :swear:
Poste italiane also  :whip: :whip:
: Twosoc
Oh don't get me started on  the italian postal service. I'm thinking of stopping sending stuff there, 4 out of 5 go missing! GRRRR

It makes you wonder where does all the lost mail go to, is there mountains of undelivered post?

Some magical land of postal wonder, where skyscrapers are made from parcels and the streets are paved with letters? Rivers of packaging tape and it rains postage stamps.

My friend, see page 18... we all are angry against Post service... one of the worst argument of discussion, I discovered.

The P.O again...I was sat down having a cuppa this afternoon & noticed the local chav's taking a interest to the front door area of me house. On opening the door I saw a small box shoved into the bushes under the window. The box was soaked through, the address was only just visible. The letter inside the box was smudged, but still legible. I'm not at work tomorrow morning, so the postman is going to get both barrels (verbally... :whistle:).

@ weareblind I wont even start on UPS after their pathetic show... :grrr:
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: Graeme January 25, 2009, 08:25:54 PM

The P.O again...I was sat down having a cuppa this afternoon & noticed the local chav's taking a interest to the front door area of me house. On opening the door I saw a small box shoved into the bushes under the window. The box was soaked through, the address was only just visible. The letter inside the box was smudged, but still legible. I'm not at work tomorrow morning, so the postman is going to get both barrels (verbally... :whistle:).


Probably won't be the same Postie, I never seem to have the same one two days running.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: mcfonz January 26, 2009, 05:52:09 PM
Well I am "royal"y ticked off now.

Sent an email to them in regards to items that were sent to me but never recieved. Again I don't want to go into too much detail here! Lets just say they basically informed me that it wasn't my fuss to be making - it's up to the sender to chace it.

This sounds all and good apart from they have told the sender that it is down to them to replace the lost item . . . . . what? I am sorry but does this not sound wrong?!!

Second email on the way . . . . .
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: sleepymarine January 27, 2009, 10:27:29 AM
<<<<apologizing in advance for any offence the following may cause...>>>>

Religious zealots of any faith...

Now don't get me wrong, following a faith, or believing in a deity or deities is fine, but taking those tenets of whatever religion and twisting them around to oppress others...

right now I'm going to pick on my fellow Christians...  I AM A Christian, but have never been more ASHAMED to be identified as one than I am currently... 
It's a religion of love, compassion, acceptance, and understanding yet so many Christian groups have adopted policies of bigotry, exclusion, intolerance, and condemnation and then claim they are only following the Bible, yet will never admit just how selectively they are doing so... and don't have the nerve to question their "shepherds"

Whatever happened to "Love one another," "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you," "Judge not, lest ye be judged"

I like God just fine, but his fanclub drives me crazy...

P.S. If this post is too offensive(and believe me this is a VERY HEAVILY censored version of my viewpoint), go ahead and remove it Mods, and I will accept any consequences, and apologize for any inconveniences...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: mcfonz January 27, 2009, 11:16:16 AM
<<<<apologizing in advance for any offence the following may cause...>>>>

Religious zealots of any faith...

Now don't get me wrong, following a faith, or believing in a deity or deities is fine, but taking those tenets of whatever religion and twisting them around to oppress others...

right now I'm going to pick on my fellow Christians...  I AM A Christian, but have never been more ASHAMED to be identified as one than I am currently... 
It's a religion of love, compassion, acceptance, and understanding yet so many Christian groups have adopted policies of bigotry, exclusion, intolerance, and condemnation and then claim they are only following the Bible, yet will never admit just how selectively they are doing so... and don't have the nerve to question their "shepherds"

Whatever happened to "Love one another," "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you," "Judge not, lest ye be judged"

I like God just fine, but his fanclub drives me crazy...

P.S. If this post is too offensive(and believe me this is a VERY HEAVILY censored version of my viewpoint), go ahead and remove it Mods, and I will accept any consequences, and apologize for any inconveniences...

I have had a few goth/emo friends told things like they will go to hell etc by someone preaching in the street before now.

I am Christian but I also refuse to align myself with any particular sect because each has a different view on the bible and none of them are more true than another. However it does wind me up something chronic if someone so blatently judges another and says things like "you will go to hell". So far as I am aware that is blasphemy and a gross insult to God. That judgement is to be made at the gates of heaven - not by a  mere mortol who is likely to have sinned as much as any other - especially if they walk the streets judging all and sundry.

I have time for jehovas whitnesses too because all they really do is go door to door and give you a little serman.
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: Inso January 27, 2009, 12:15:50 PM
religion...mmm...this could get ugly ;).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: vampifan January 27, 2009, 03:10:36 PM
 :metoo:
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: weareblind January 27, 2009, 03:14:04 PM
Thanks Gods I'm atheist.
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: weirdwolf January 27, 2009, 03:39:42 PM

The P.O again...I was sat down having a cuppa this afternoon & noticed the local chav's taking a interest to the front door area of me house. On opening the door I saw a small box shoved into the bushes under the window. The box was soaked through, the address was only just visible. The letter inside the box was smudged, but still legible. I'm not at work tomorrow morning, so the postman is going to get both barrels (verbally... :whistle:).


Probably won't be the same Postie, I never seem to have the same one two days running.

We have the same Posty...had a word & it wasn't that he was sick...so he got his cuppa
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: DRAGON January 27, 2009, 04:18:41 PM
On the subject of parcels etc my dad builds electronic equipment for the oil industry and ordered some bits from a company called CPC. Nothing wrong with the speed of delivery (ordered 4pm delivered 8am the following morning via courier) but the size of the box was unbelievable ! :scratchhead: The box measured 3x2x1 feet and contained the items in a box 30x15x8 cm - the rest of the space was filled with foam  chippings !
Now I'm not the worlds greatest environmentalist but isn't this a waste of resources especially as the components aren't even fragile !  :roll:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake January 27, 2009, 09:14:42 PM
And the cost to send a parcel that size by courier.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris Passeno January 28, 2009, 04:24:32 PM
Being rushed into brain tumor surgery and being told 4 days later that it's terminal.  Not immediately terminal, but terminal none the less.

Now that sucks!
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: DRAGON January 28, 2009, 04:35:13 PM
 :jawdrop: Jeez that more than sucks ! Don't quite know what to say  :shrug:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: greenstuff_gav January 28, 2009, 04:42:02 PM
what is there to say :(

kinda makes my rant on Figures In Comfort sucking right royally a bit redundant

...like me it's the French's fault as well!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris Passeno January 28, 2009, 05:01:32 PM
Yea! I win! .... or loose.  I guess it all depends on how you look at it.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian January 28, 2009, 07:50:36 PM
Being rushed into brain tumor surgery and being told 4 days later that it's terminal.  Not immediately terminal, but terminal none the less.

Now that sucks!

 :blink: Bloody Hellfire! That's a bit much.

I assume you'll be trying to prove them wrong?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris Passeno January 28, 2009, 08:44:41 PM
:blink: Bloody Hellfire! That's a bit much.

I assume you'll be trying to prove them wrong?
For as long and in as many ways as I can! Chemo/Rad shouldn't debilitate me, so I won't start heading downhill till the very end. And when that happens, it should be pretty quick.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 28, 2009, 08:48:40 PM
Oh my God...
Do you know the "cyberknife" technique?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian January 28, 2009, 08:48:58 PM
:blink: Bloody Hellfire! That's a bit much.

I assume you'll be trying to prove them wrong?
For as long and in as many ways as I can!

Good. A positive mental attitude really can work miracles.

Keep us posted on your progress.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris Passeno January 28, 2009, 09:01:04 PM
Oh my God...
Do you know the "cyberknife" technique?
Not effective for this particular stage and brand of tumor. You can cut it out, but like the energizer bunny, it keeps going and going.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 28, 2009, 09:04:30 PM
So, you know it. We're curing my mother with this and the result is excellent.
http://cyberknife.cdi.it/html/default.asp
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: Mr Teufel January 29, 2009, 12:59:05 AM
Being rushed into brain tumor surgery and being told 4 days later that it's terminal.  Not immediately terminal, but terminal none the less.

Now that sucks!
Sorry to hear that, mate.  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf January 29, 2009, 12:30:36 PM
Bloody Hell...hope that can sort things for you.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: mnordgren January 29, 2009, 05:02:45 PM
A 35 year old woman, studying at the most prestigious art school in Stockholm, pretended to be mentally ill, threatening to jump off a bridge. When some police officers took care of her she resisted violently, then she was brought to a hospital where she fought with the staff, spat on them and even tried to bite someone. But of course it was all a work of art according to her :roll:
Now she's facing charges, I hope she won't get off too easily...


: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON January 29, 2009, 05:15:57 PM
Oh my God...
Do you know the "cyberknife" technique?
Not effective for this particular stage and brand of tumor. You can cut it out, but like the energizer bunny, it keeps going and going.
I have often thought that if ever I had anything terminal I would put myself forward for any treatment no matter how way out - what would you have to loose at the end of the day? Like Kev said stay positive I know someone who has cancer who should have gone 2 years ago but like he says "I'm stubborn and well past my expiry date !"
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 29, 2009, 05:56:41 PM
@Chris Passeno...have you made a list yet of all the things you really wanted to do but never got around to?...Nows the time.

Good luck with everything you do and everything that challenges you.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu January 29, 2009, 08:57:18 PM
As Inso said, best of luck Chris. Prove 'em wrong.

...makes the thing that's p***ing me off at the moment seem completely insignificant...

We're on our third 43 degree day in a row here in Melbourne (that's about 110 F). Last night it was 34C in my house when I went to bed with the doors and windows open. This morning the temp was still 30C in my house. Sleeping was a challenge.

Need air conditioning!  :faint:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON January 29, 2009, 09:02:42 PM

We're on our third 43 degree day in a row here in Melbourne (that's about 110 F). Last night it was 34C in my house when I went to bed with the doors and windows open. This morning the temp was still 30C in my house. Sleeping was a challenge.

Need air conditioning!  :faint:
We could do an international house swap for a couple of months if you like - it's meant to be snowing here by monday  :hmmm
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris Passeno January 29, 2009, 09:20:22 PM
@Chris Passeno...have you made a list yet of all the things you really wanted to do but never got around to?...Nows the time.

Haven't thought of a 'bucket list' yet. That's a good idea.

We just got 12" of snow a day ago. Anyone wanna house swap with me?  No?  No? Why am I hearing cricket sounds?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 29, 2009, 09:22:00 PM
43 degrees?  Is that warm or something? 

...I remember...blah blah...60 degrees on the pan...blah blah...fixing helicopters in Iraq...etc...

;).

I found that it was better to be out in it all the time than to keep going from outside to aircon to outside to aircon all the time...I ended up with the sniffles :(...and my wubberly wife wasn't there to soothe my troubled brow...:(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman January 30, 2009, 02:13:51 AM
We are going for a record stretch of days above 40c here in Adelaide, last couple of days have been 45 -46. Over night we have been dropping to a cool low of 35.
They always take temperatures in the shade for some stupid reason, in my back yard it was 58c yesterday.

I have air con already but it is strugging to keep up, its alright early in the day but once the sun starts beating on the front of the house at lunch time things start to heat up.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake January 30, 2009, 05:20:32 AM
I ended up with the sniffles :(...and my wubberly wife wasn't there to soothe my troubled brow...:(.
I think you mean "twubbled bwow"
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso January 30, 2009, 07:24:03 AM
I ended up with the sniffles :(...and my wubberly wife wasn't there to soothe my troubled brow...:(.
I think you mean "twubbled bwow"

Yes...yes I really think I do :).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu January 30, 2009, 08:42:49 AM
45.1C today. Second hottest day on record in Melbourne.  :explodinghead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: mcfonz January 30, 2009, 11:05:42 AM
45.1C today. Second hottest day on record in Melbourne.  :explodinghead:

Got to love climate change - Britain gooes back to the ice age and the land of Oz the jurassic . . . .
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: weareblind January 30, 2009, 12:29:09 PM
Aahhhh, here spring is coming... 4-5 C during the day with a maximum temperature of 10 C, and the sub-zero period is OVER.
(http://digilander.libero.it/le.faccine/faccinea/vacanze/0029004.gif)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman January 30, 2009, 12:52:34 PM
The weather people say we will get some relief next week, for a couple of days we will have 38, then its back into the 40's right through next weekend.
To make things worse the power system cant keep up with the demand so its highly probable that the elecricity could go out anytime for a random period of time. Some people have been without power for 24 hours before it goes back on, only to have it go out again a few hours later.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 30, 2009, 02:34:26 PM
To make things worse the power system cant keep up with the demand so its highly probable that the elecricity could go out anytime for a random period of time. Some people have been without power for 24 hours before it goes back on, only to have it go out again a few hours later.
Hey, same here last summer!! World is small, as we say... another emisphere, same problems...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Dolmot January 30, 2009, 02:44:30 PM
Fairly normal a weekend here. Daily temperatures around -10C, night-time -20C. Sun is already above the horizon for about seven hours a day, although I haven't seen any of it for two or three weeks. Snow is plentiful so it's not exactly "can't see a thing" dark out there. It's just a bit straining to the eyes when everything has the luminosity of a lowly lit room.

This week's random rants: Two UK shops have already failed to deliver me headphones they had "in stock". (Yeah, right.) One of them even happily took my money and I specifically have to request a refund. Two weeks wasted in this process. Back to the square one. My bank tried to more than triple my credit card fees by adding "extra services" I definitely don't need. I just moved my credit card account to another bank, which also means getting paid to that one as well. Consequently I'll move my savings and future loans there too. So long and thanks for all the fish.

Still, in all its vileness it's not comparable to a 18% interest. Neither is it terminal. Apparently things are quite OK around here. I'm just slightly annoyed because all this pointless paperwork keeps me from painting. Nothing accomplished at all this month. Blah.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel January 31, 2009, 01:29:39 AM
The weather people say we will get some relief next week, for a couple of days we will have 38, then its back into the 40's right through next weekend.
To make things worse the power system cant keep up with the demand so its highly probable that the elecricity could go out anytime for a random period of time. Some people have been without power for 24 hours before it goes back on, only to have it go out again a few hours later.
Bloody hell. I didn't know it was that bad. Geez. Two weeks of 40'C+? I'd either die of heat exhaustion or kill myself, one or the other. Utterly intolerable.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman January 31, 2009, 02:51:07 AM
Good Beer Drinking Weather.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Barry February 04, 2009, 03:46:01 PM
I am at the moment mildly p***ed off with women who use something, like a pair of scissors, and then instead of putting them back where they should go, just leave them where they have finished with them, so that we then have to search high and low for them when we next need them-- and then blame their husbands for misplacing them in the first place.
B.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind February 04, 2009, 09:32:27 PM
Story of my life...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman February 04, 2009, 11:24:16 PM
Government departments with their one size fits all approach to everything.

I am a single parent and want to be home before and after school for my son, so have worked from home for the past 4 years doing database, spreadsheets, etc on contract basis, dont work hard but earn more I would working part time in school hours on wages.
As I dont earn bundles the government tops up my earnings by a few hundred $$ a fortnight. These payments are reliant on me working part time at least 30 hours per fortnight, which I consider I do and earn over X$ for the work, which I do.

This has been fine for 4 years but now some idiot has decided that because I dont actually go into a work place for 30 hours a fortnight, I am not actually working and therefore need to get another job.  :erm:
The amount I earn doesnt matter, the government would rather I earn less, so they can give me more, so on their records it shows me going into a workplace. And no we cant put your home address as your place of work.
No room for common sense here this is the governemnt policy. :scratchhead:

So while I wait 2 weeks to see someone higher up the food chain to sort this out, starting tommorow I am now required to go into some job agency every day during school hours and apply for jobs I dont need or want, instead of doing the work I already have to do at home.

And they wonder why people loose the plot. :swear:
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: Ajsalium February 05, 2009, 12:25:31 AM
No room for common sense here this is the governemnt policy. :scratchhead:

Perfect way to summarize it. :roll:
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: weareblind February 05, 2009, 10:18:08 AM
AHHHHH 2 HOURS TO GET OUT OF MILAN!!!
(http://digilander.libero.it/le.faccine/faccinea/milano/milano_darsena.gif)
Fu****g metropolis...
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: DRAGON February 05, 2009, 04:28:19 PM
Government departments with their one size fits all approach to everything.

I am a single parent and want to be home before and after school for my son, so have worked from home for the past 4 years doing database, spreadsheets, etc on contract basis, dont work hard but earn more I would working part time in school hours on wages.
As I dont earn bundles the government tops up my earnings by a few hundred $$ a fortnight. These payments are reliant on me working part time at least 30 hours per fortnight, which I consider I do and earn over X$ for the work, which I do.

This has been fine for 4 years but now some idiot has decided that because I dont actually go into a work place for 30 hours a fortnight, I am not actually working and therefore need to get another job.  :erm:
The amount I earn doesnt matter, the government would rather I earn less, so they can give me more, so on their records it shows me going into a workplace. And no we cant put your home address as your place of work.
No room for common sense here this is the governemnt policy. :scratchhead:

So while I wait 2 weeks to see someone higher up the food chain to sort this out, starting tommorow I am now required to go into some job agency every day during school hours and apply for jobs I dont need or want, instead of doing the work I already have to do at home.

And they wonder why people loose the plot. :swear:

My dad had something similar a few years ago . He was out of work and they wouldn't help with anything towards his mortgage their suggestion was to loose the house and rent somewhere then they would pay the rent ! Problem was the rent would have worked out more than his mortgage repayments ! :scratchhead: You try your best to do the right thing but if it doesn't fit in one of their boxes or lists you are stuffed  :roll:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf February 05, 2009, 11:39:32 PM
Opening a tube of Pringles only to find the contents smashed into little pieces... :tantrum:. How the FK are you meant to stack munch crumbs... :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso February 06, 2009, 10:25:41 PM
I'm just Pi~~~d off at everything at the moment...don't know why...just am.

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: libertee February 06, 2009, 10:58:09 PM
I'm just Pi~~~d off at everything at the moment...don't know why...just am.

awwwww  :bighug:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian February 06, 2009, 11:19:27 PM
I'm just Pi~~~d off at everything at the moment...don't know why...just am.



I noticed that on Frothers :lol:

Don't worry, I've got another week of things to make and then I'm on Grymn time. Hopefully I'll be able to make something you'll like.
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: beefcake February 07, 2009, 01:01:38 AM
Opening a tube of Pringles only to find the contents smashed into little pieces... :tantrum:. How the FK are you meant to stack munch crumbs... :grrr:

I had it worse. Bought a pack of pringles while travelling round India left the place I bought them from opened the pringles to find them already half-eaten.
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: Nosferatu February 07, 2009, 04:19:41 AM
8::: Right now it is 45C.  :faint:

Edit: 46.4... Hottest day in Melbourne on record.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON February 07, 2009, 07:55:28 AM
I'm just Pi~~~d off at everything at the moment...don't know why...just am.


I know that feeling ! I haven't been out of the house for a fortnight other than to work - was supposed to go down the pub on thursday but couldn't be bothered I just feel knackered and fed up all the time at the moment.  :shrug: Even my painting spree (6 completed minis since new year !) has ground to a halt.... :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman February 07, 2009, 11:31:14 AM
8::: Right now it is 45C.  :faint:

Edit: 46.4... Hottest day in Melbourne on record.

Dont worry the cool change that is moving through Adelaide at the moment will be there in a day or so.
First time in weeks I have had the aircon off, got the doors and windows open and there is a lovelly cool breeze blowing through the house.  :boing:
Be breaking out the jumpers tommorow, 25c is going to seem fresh after weeks of 40+.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind February 07, 2009, 11:37:13 AM
(http://www.megghy.com/smiles/meteo/immagini/mb17.gif)
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: Nosferatu February 07, 2009, 07:57:17 PM
It seems that my whinging about the heat was very petty. My state (Victoria) has been devastated by bushfires over the last 24 hours. Early estimates are of 40 dead and 100 homes lost. Some towns have been completely wiped out. One beautiful town in the mountains, Marysville is thought to have only one building left standing.

The weather is cooler today but the wind has shifted and now more towns are threatened.

On top of that the wildlife is being devastated by these fires, many of which have been deliberately lit.

 :tears:
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: beefcake February 07, 2009, 08:15:23 PM
Yeah just heard about that on the radio. That's really horrible, lets hope it doesn't spread much further.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee February 07, 2009, 08:16:17 PM
On top of that the wildlife is being devastated by these fires, many of which have been deliberately lit.

 :tears:

thats awful
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf February 07, 2009, 09:13:53 PM
It seems that my whinging about the heat was very petty. My state (Victoria) has been devastated by bushfires over the last 24 hours. Early estimates are of 40 dead and 100 homes lost. Some towns have been completely wiped out. One beautiful town in the mountains, Marysville is thought to have only one building left standing.

The weather is cooler today but the wind has shifted and now more towns are threatened.

On top of that the wildlife is being devastated by these fires, many of which have been deliberately lit.

 :tears:

That's awful.... :grrr:. I hope they catch the toerags that started the fires.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind February 07, 2009, 10:51:14 PM
It seems that my whinging about the heat was very petty. My state (Victoria) has been devastated by bushfires over the last 24 hours. Early estimates are of 40 dead and 100 homes lost. Some towns have been completely wiped out. One beautiful town in the mountains, Marysville is thought to have only one building left standing.

The weather is cooler today but the wind has shifted and now more towns are threatened.

On top of that the wildlife is being devastated by these fires, many of which have been deliberately lit.

 :tears:

That's awful.... :grrr:. I hope they catch the toerags that started the fires.
:x
40 people died.... terrible.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman February 08, 2009, 12:10:30 AM
When they catch these pyromaniac idiots they should get all their possesions in a big heap and see if they think watching their own stuff burn is fun.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu February 08, 2009, 06:21:32 AM
On the bright side BBQ Koala gives you really clear sinuses.

 :? In pretty poor taste, I'd suggest.

Death toll has risen to 50 65 confirmed and is expected to continue to rise. Fires are still burning out of control. At least 2 towns have been completely destroyed and over 360 700 homes are gone across the state.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman February 08, 2009, 06:39:17 AM
Sad day indead.
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: Daniel February 08, 2009, 07:43:35 AM
Why is the death toll so high? Did these fires start in homes or something?  :(

Daniel
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: Nosferatu February 08, 2009, 08:16:33 AM
46 degrees, very strong hot northerly winds and everything being so dry after several years of drought. These towns are mostly in the mountains and surrounded by forest. Many people chose to stay and defend their homes and the fires consumed them. Others were caught in their cars while trying to escape.

It all happened incredibly quickly. ...then there was a cool change and a strong wind change that pushed the fires sideways into more towns.


It will probably take weeks to get a final death toll as many places are still inaccessible.

Edit: It's now 76 84 people.
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: Mr Teufel February 08, 2009, 10:58:33 AM
Yeah, it's worse than Ash Wednesday in '83. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday_fires)  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind February 08, 2009, 11:01:08 AM
Never had so high temperature neither so many dead... I hope you can control this disaster quickly.  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers February 08, 2009, 12:09:37 PM

 :? In pretty poor taste, I'd suggest.

Apologies, didn't read about the loss of life. I've deleted my post.
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: coneman February 08, 2009, 01:08:19 PM
Why is the death toll so high? Did these fires start in homes or something?  :(

Daniel

Unfortunately, despite all the efforts of the fire service to educate people about the dangers of bushfires and what to do if there is one, people still under estimate the fury of fire and have this crazy idea they can fight it with a garden hose and a few buckets.
By the time they realise its far too late.
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: DRAGON February 08, 2009, 07:47:06 PM
Total is now up to 108 according to the news - if they catch the arsonists they should be executed  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: freakinacage February 08, 2009, 10:00:36 PM
agree, slowly
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Daniel February 09, 2009, 01:05:07 AM
Thanks for the insight as to why so many died. Here in California we have had a few large fires these last few years, but the deaths were not so high. Lots of lost homes etc, but the folks were evacuated.

So sad so many had to die.  :(

Daniel
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu February 09, 2009, 01:38:28 AM
Fires in eucalypt forests burn incredibly fiercely, with extreme heat, and this one was travelling very fast. Houses were literally exploding in flames.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel February 09, 2009, 03:18:31 AM
This is now the worst natural disaster in Australian history - short though that may be.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso February 09, 2009, 07:45:59 AM
It always astounds me that people are so thoughtless as to cause tragedies like this.  I know that there is talk of people setting the fires deliberately but I could almost guarantee that some are the result of a flicked cigarette end or spark from a BBQ.

I saw on the news this morning that the Australian Prime Minister is saying that this is mass murder...I can't disagree.

Is there such a thing as murder through negligence?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M February 09, 2009, 09:15:57 AM
Is there such a thing as murder through negligence?
Usually classed (in the UK at least) as Manslaughter - causing death without intention to do so.

Murder requires the intent to be proved as well.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind February 09, 2009, 09:31:41 AM
I saw TV news this morning, fire at south and flood at north.
I hope you'll control this disaster quickly.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu February 09, 2009, 11:06:02 AM
It always astounds me that people are so thoughtless as to cause tragedies like this.  I know that there is talk of people setting the fires deliberately but I could almost guarantee that some are the result of a flicked cigarette end or spark from a BBQ.

I saw on the news this morning that the Australian Prime Minister is saying that this is mass murder...I can't disagree.

Is there such a thing as murder through negligence?

Most of these fires are caused by people deliberately lighting them or by lightning. In fact large fires will create their own weather system and more lightning, hence more fire.

Saturday was a day of "Total fire ban", that means that the lighting of any fire outdoors is illegal. That includes BBQs. Anyone using one on that day in Victoria would be be breaking the law. Cigarettes butts are a problem and will sometimes start fires when thrown from cars, but I believe that most of these fires were deliberately lit.

After the big fires get going, like these, the winder can blow embers for kms ahead of the main firefront starting more spot fires, that soon develop into large extensions of the main fire itself.
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: keeper40k February 09, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
Apologies in advance for the ignorance, but are these fires just affecting Victoria, or are they affecting NSW and South Australia, too?

It seems so horrible, I just can't get my head around it :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman February 09, 2009, 12:36:45 PM
There are large fires burning in both Victoria and NSW, here in SA we had a largish fire down south today but its under control.

Some of these fires would have been deliberatly lit by  :swear: and one has been put down to a cigarete butt.
Its totaly possible some of them started from broken glass too.

The areas where these fires are burning have had little or no rainfall for a long time and have had no clearing for years, so once this started and the 100kmh wind got hold of it there was no stopping it.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON February 09, 2009, 07:22:15 PM
Fires in eucalypt forests burn incredibly fiercely, with extreme heat, and this one was travelling very fast. Houses were literally exploding in flames.
It's the oil in the leaves which helps fuel the fire - same thing happens in pine forest fires the resiny sap in the bark and needles cause the trees to literally explode outwards with extreme heat. The high winds and temperatures are turning the fires into the equivalent of a blast furnace  :(

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel February 10, 2009, 01:11:51 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but while there were/are fires in SA and NSW, I think only the Victorian fires caused any fatalities.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu February 10, 2009, 01:25:34 AM
Yes, that is correct. Currently there are 173 confirmed fatalities and this is expected to rise. 740 houses have been destroyed. Some small towns are still under direct threat.

Healesville is now also under threat. It is a large town and also hosts Healesville Sanctuary which is a zoo for native animals. I hope they can stop it before it gets that far...  8:::

They're expecting that these fires could burn for up to 3 weeks.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman February 10, 2009, 04:11:09 AM
I don't believe it,  some religious group, Catch the Fire Ministries, is saying this is an act of god because abortion laws were passed in Victoria last year.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/pastors-abortion-dream-inflames-bushfire-tragedy-20090210-832f.html (http://www.smh.com.au/national/pastors-abortion-dream-inflames-bushfire-tragedy-20090210-832f.html)

The guy must think he is overdue for a good ridiculing.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu February 10, 2009, 04:35:02 AM
:explodinghead: 

I'm not going to say how I really feel about this person and his cult because I'll get banned from the FOD.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso February 10, 2009, 04:45:21 AM
I hate not being able to sleep...it's 04:45hrs in the morning and I doubt I'll bother going to bed now :(.  Bleeping insomnia :(.

I've been watching the news and some of the stories coming from the people in the fires are pretty terrible.  It certainly makes you think how you'd cope losing everything...and maybe loved ones...

...it is shocking.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: greenstuff_gav February 10, 2009, 06:37:56 AM
slight divert on topic, Royal Fail again!
i ordered a set of These (http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/2009/01/15/22117) back on Jan the 15th... was thinking to myself, "where are they? when'd i order 'em?" thinking i've got another Figures In Comfort "oh! we'll lie and take your money for 6 months" situation... so after a long night shift, i'm wading thru the river running by my door (a mix of half melted ice and rain water!) and a box bobs alongside me! lunging for it, this small cardboard box falls apart in my hands... revealing the minis! daft post-muppet must have left it out in the snow and rain for god knows how long!
i gotta find out the invoice, check i paid for recorded delivery (i always do!) and wrangle some money outta the post office <_<
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind February 10, 2009, 08:53:45 AM
:explodinghead: 

I'm not going to say how I really feel about this person and his cult because I'll get banned from the FOD.
Me too.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso February 10, 2009, 09:18:08 AM
As misguided and ill timed as the cult member's comments are, it is good to see that there is still freedom of speech in Australia.  We may not agree with his beliefs but one man's Catholicism is another's Hare Krishna... 

At least this strange man has made himself known...I would suggest that the police may wish to question him with regard to starting fires?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman February 10, 2009, 10:06:24 AM
As misguided and ill timed as the cult member's comments are, it is good to see that there is still freedom of speech in Australia.  We may not agree with his beliefs but one man's Catholicism is another's Hare Krishna... 

At least this strange man has made himself known...I would suggest that the police may wish to question him with regard to starting fires?

I was thinking that myself and I imagine the police would have too, they say these people give themselves away eventually.
They are apparently looking for a prime suspect.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel February 10, 2009, 01:07:56 PM
"Catch the Fire Ministries"? How obvious can you get?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON February 10, 2009, 03:38:20 PM
What a prat  - just serves to remind me why I find the majority of religious views so bloody annoying !  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Medved February 13, 2009, 11:33:50 PM
my thoughts are with all you guys in Oz

what is royally pisssing me off is the fact that i seem to be losing all coordination and fine motor skills with the medicines i have to take to stop me becoming very upset and doing bad things to myself.

it really is very frustrating knowing how to do something but not being able to do it anymore

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris Passeno February 14, 2009, 01:25:53 AM
what is royally pisssing me off is the fact that i seem to be losing all coordination and fine motor skills with the medicines i have to take to stop me becoming very upset and doing bad things to myself. it really is very frustrating knowing how to do something but not being able to do it anymore
I'm in the same boat. My Tumor and recent craniotomy has left my right arm with a serious deficit in the fine motor skills. I haven't picked up a brush or mini in over 3 weeks because of it. I am little afraid to try. Afraid to see what I've lost.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind February 14, 2009, 08:39:12 PM
what is royally pisssing me off is the fact that i seem to be losing all coordination and fine motor skills with the medicines i have to take to stop me becoming very upset and doing bad things to myself. it really is very frustrating knowing how to do something but not being able to do it anymore
I'm in the same boat. My Tumor and recent craniotomy has left my right arm with a serious deficit in the fine motor skills. I haven't picked up a brush or mini in over 3 weeks because of it. I am little afraid to try. Afraid to see what I've lost.

C'mon Chris, try and give us a joy. F**k the illness, show it your a hell of a man inside the shell.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris Passeno February 20, 2009, 12:37:47 PM
Med change.... Now I've got tremors in my hands.  Yea me!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind February 20, 2009, 09:38:53 PM
Med change.... Now I've got tremors in my hands.  Yea me!
But is the new medicine useful?
(http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/gallery/te/teslaem5043806815686540.jpg)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hybrid March 02, 2009, 03:53:01 PM
Sorry to hear 'bout the meds screwing you up there.
I have a far less important thing p***ing me off. I want to paint and the weather just won't give me enough time to prime outdoors. Paltry in comparison, I know but nonetheless, irritating.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium March 02, 2009, 04:05:29 PM
I want to paint and the weather just won't give me enough time to prime outdoors.

I echo (http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=10045.msg171452#msg171452) that.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: reekon March 03, 2009, 12:55:35 PM
:swear: U2
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k March 03, 2009, 01:32:54 PM
:swear: U2

Yeah, spyplanes can be a real pain in the ass ;) Especially when they take photos of the postman delivering miniatures I probably shouldn't have bought ;)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: reekon March 08, 2009, 01:41:40 PM
Bonno,
mark henry,
jim davidson,
kids who think "its a space marine because its blue",
hollyoaks,
ryan seacrest,
5th gear,
the killers,
the kaiser chiefs,
floor layers,
people who only do half a job,
network rail,
my next door neighbor,
his stupid car,
racists
and danny baker.

- rant over -
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel March 09, 2009, 03:09:27 AM
Bonno,
mark henry,
jim davidson,
kids who think "its a space marine because its blue",
hollyoaks,
ryan seacrest,
5th gear,
the killers,
the kaiser chiefs,
floor layers,
people who only do half a job,
network rail,
my next door neighbor,
his stupid car,
racists
and danny baker.

- rant over -
CHORUS
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
[/Billy Joel]  :lmao: :lol: :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON March 17, 2009, 09:07:06 PM
The major refit at work is p*ssing me off. Originally it was to be completed by the end of March now it's the 8th of April. They are turning up tomorrow to brick up 2 windows for no apparent reason ! On monday they are ripping out the storeroom & plant room to extend the shop before the replacement areas are finished  and the plumber has been in to reroute the pipework :scratchhead:
On thursday I've got to go with another member of staff  to train on the new till systems at another site - even though it's my day off ! :tantrum:
Oh and they've removed the airconditioning unit a week ahead of schedule !
Nice to see someone at head office had an organised plan of attack  :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood March 21, 2009, 10:36:04 AM
dragon your reply was reply 666 on this thread....evil :drevil2: this is 667  :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON March 21, 2009, 02:22:36 PM
I wondered why the  birthmark was itching on the back of my neck............. :evilcool:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Captain Sprout March 22, 2009, 08:37:54 PM
Some total numpty has turned my work PC off so I cannot dial in remotely and now I shall have to drive to the office at 0300 to do something that will take me 15 minutes. There is a big sign on it saying its accessed remotely.

Morons.

Grr.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso March 22, 2009, 10:56:00 PM
I have a job.  I'm not enjoying it at the moment...but I have one.

I have a 'secondary duty', which I am not paid for (and, for my sins was forced into) which is the boss of a families club (bar, disco, civilian staff...etc.).

My wife is poorly at the moment and I am worried about her (on top of that, I am running the house...and dealing with the children).

My 'club boss' mantle means that I have to deal with a possible sacking next week due to complaints and poor behaviour. 

I am in no mood for it.  I didn't ask for the job, I don't get paid for it and I have a lot more to worry about at home without childish people bickering and causing havok.  I would jack it all in but if I did that, the club would close (as there is no one to replace me) and that would mean six people losing their jobs.

How BLEEP do I feel at the moment...I could BLEEPING cry, I tell you...

...I just want my wife to get better :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian March 22, 2009, 11:36:39 PM
...I just want my wife to get better :(.

Don't we all? Here's hoping she gets better soon :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel March 23, 2009, 12:02:00 AM
"Vibes" to you both!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake March 23, 2009, 03:07:38 AM
I'm pi*sed off at the senior management at my school who told me that they are too busy to be releasing anyone from their classrooms (of which I have a half day per week entitlement being a beginning teacher) and then they decide to leave shortly after 3pm every day while the rest of the staff are working their as*es off until 5 or so. GRRRRR. I guess it must be so stressful for them that they need to leave early :? . :tantrum:
Vent completed
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind March 23, 2009, 09:43:32 AM
"Vibes" to you both!
:metoo: :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood March 23, 2009, 12:05:42 PM
"Vibes" to you both!
:metoo: :thumbup:
:metoo:

 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON March 23, 2009, 06:50:22 PM
 :metoo:  :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon March 23, 2009, 09:42:12 PM
what really p***es me off is having been driving for 16 years finally be able to buy my own car and some smarta**se decides to let the air out of my tyres. Sodding holidays argh!!!!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon March 23, 2009, 09:56:52 PM
10 hours painting a mini leave it for a tea break only to find some stupid fly has landed and died stuck on the paint.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon March 23, 2009, 10:05:05 PM
Being asked to play in a "friendly" game.... I and my wife both bring along reasonable armies and find ourselves facing the most overpowered monstrosity ever!!! We get our butts handed to us, we mange to wipe out 2 of the regiments our "friendly" opponent throws a tantrum then procedes to go into overkill and totally erases our two forces all the while with an evil grin and what can only be described as a victory dance :jawdrop: followed by "ha ha ha how does it feel?"  :eatlead: :explodinghead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood March 24, 2009, 10:52:05 AM
10 hours painting a mini leave it for a tea break only to find some stupid fly has landed and died stuck on the paint.

 :lmao: .....  poor fly  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M March 24, 2009, 03:14:46 PM
Being asked to play in a "friendly" game.... I and my wife both bring along reasonable armies and find ourselves facing the most overpowered monstrosity ever!!! We get our butts handed to us, we mange to wipe out 2 of the regiments our "friendly" opponent throws a tantrum then procedes to go into overkill and totally erases our two forces all the while with an evil grin and what can only be described as a victory dance :jawdrop: followed by "ha ha ha how does it feel?"  :eatlead: :explodinghead:
Well, just think, you only had to experience him for a few hours, he's got to live with himself 24/7.
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: somaticon March 24, 2009, 07:14:52 PM
True very true unfortunately he wants a rematch and as for the fly it got a 20 gun salute and burial at sea muahahahaha
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: beefcake March 25, 2009, 08:24:23 AM
Why would he want a rematch if he bet you? Well I say bring the most super-over-powered army of your own and a hammer and whenever you beat one of his units smash it with the hammer and say to him "How does it feeeeeeeel?!!! :twisted:"
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: somaticon March 25, 2009, 06:57:35 PM
Hmm or I could dip them in my neighbours cats litter tray every time we beat a unit
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: Ryan March 25, 2009, 09:34:34 PM
i don't understand why you would want to play against someone like that, for them to say a friendly match and bring a overpowered army, then throwing a tantrum when you start getting an upper hand :roll:  let me guess 40k/warhammer?
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: somaticon March 25, 2009, 10:58:43 PM
Warhammer one of the few wargames I still play
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: DRAGON March 27, 2009, 07:52:47 AM
The last two days training on the upgraded till systems at work - we had to travel 40 miles to another site and spend 6 hours on both days training - it took me 15 minutes to get the hang of it ! (after half an hour their straff all buggered off for a smoke break and left me and my mate in charge !) I then proceeded to "streamline" their working practises for them only to be told "no no no it has to be done this way " - by my calculations they would be saving about an hour a shift but they didn't want to know ! :scratchhead:
On the bright side we found a very nice roadside burger van which did egg & bacon rolls with half a pigs worth of bacon in them for only 2.50.  Result ! :wink:
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: Ryan March 27, 2009, 08:02:51 PM
charity's coming to your door   :grrr: if i wanted to give you money i would go out of my way to do it

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: coneman March 27, 2009, 10:32:45 PM
 :metoo:

Frankly anyone who comes to my door to sell stuff, trying to get me to change my phone, electricity or gas supplier or trying to save me from going to hell.
99% of them just dont seem understand the word NO.
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: hawkins March 29, 2009, 01:23:38 PM
Why would he want a rematch if he bet you? Well I say bring the most super-over-powered army of your own and a hammer and whenever you beat one of his units smash it with the hammer and say to him "How does it feeeeeeeel?!!! :twisted:"

i say, you simply tell the arse no, that if he want to play with you he has to change his attitude or go TFA. these type of people are idiots, treat them like it.
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: Inso March 29, 2009, 03:37:07 PM
I'm P***ed off that I didn't go to Salute yesterday.  I really wanted to see the Twilight release...:(.

On the bright side...I got a lie in...:(.
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: DRAGON March 29, 2009, 06:28:30 PM
 :metoo: Only I didn't get a lie in as my dogs decided as it was daylight at 5.00am everyone else should get up as well.  :hmmm
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: McKenzie May 02, 2009, 11:09:30 PM
Not ALL cat owners are so irresponsible. My cat stays in and isn't allowed to roam the neighborhood looking for prey and places to crap.

When was the last time you heard of a cat attacking a small child and leaving them with horrific injuries...






my mates lil lad ross came so close to loosing his eye from a cat scratch...... 3 surgeries later they managed to save it.......... all cats should be drown at birth
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: Ryan May 02, 2009, 11:17:03 PM
 :crazy: i doubt the cat approached the little boy and attacked, you can hardly blame the cat
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: McKenzie May 02, 2009, 11:24:45 PM
:crazy: i doubt the cat approached the little boy and attacked, you can hardly blame the cat

the lil lad was 8 months old and sat in his own living room playing with his toys
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: )(ENOLOGY May 03, 2009, 06:06:37 AM
10 hours painting a mini leave it for a tea break only to find some stupid fly has landed and died stuck on the paint.
:P Ouch.

What really pisses me off'd have to be dropping the tiny pieces of plastic onto my floor because they are never, and I mean NEVER where they land. I mean seriously, how can they bounce on that rug of mine?!?

The Bitz Gobbo has somethin' to do with it, I bet.  :paranoid:
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: Ryan May 03, 2009, 11:43:56 AM
:crazy: i doubt the cat approached the little boy and attacked, you can hardly blame the cat

the lil lad was 8 months old and sat in his own living room playing with his toys

who's cat was it? and how did it get in?
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: hawkins May 03, 2009, 12:47:39 PM
:crazy: i doubt the cat approached the little boy and attacked, you can hardly blame the cat

the lil lad was 8 months old and sat in his own living room playing with his toys

who's cat was it? and how did it get in?

a bit extream at both ends, there are plenty of good cats out there, and plenty of misbehaved ones (read as: down right nasty lil vermin) ive owned both types, but ive never raised any from kittens as i tend to  (or did tend to) gather in strays from all over at one point, the bad ones were almost always abused, so i tend to blame owners rather than animals. (yes i know there are exceptions)

for my 2 cents no animal should be left with a child unsupervised, period, as animals are all a bit unpredictable no matter how well behaved they seam, (and can you really really blame them? there not humans but they do have moods and feelings)

currently weve been looking into getting a dog for the kids, and my first though was a lab....   well the wife did a little seaching and it turns out that labs are just as bad for mauling kids as any other (shocked a bit about this actually) so now were looking into a dispos-o-pet like a guinnee pig or something till they  are older or till i get a structure built to house a dog.


i guess ive wandered a bit in the writing, sorry.
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: somaticon May 03, 2009, 01:22:05 PM
I wouldnt recommend a guinea pig or a hamster as if both bite their jaws lock around the digit I know as a hamster bit me right through my litle finger and the ruddy things jaws lock result one dangling rodent, one yelling human equals neighbours in stitches.
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: Captain Sprout May 03, 2009, 02:15:03 PM
Not ALL cat owners are so irresponsible. My cat stays in and isn't allowed to roam the neighborhood looking for prey and places to crap.

When was the last time you heard of a cat attacking a small child and leaving them with horrific injuries...






my mates lil lad ross came so close to loosing his eye from a cat scratch...... 3 surgeries later they managed to save it.......... all cats should be drown at birth

I've worked with people who killed other people..on the basis of that attitude all humans should be drowned at birth too. Pointless generalisations get no one anywhere.
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: james sequeira May 03, 2009, 03:39:24 PM
When my tiscali tv package suddently starts soaks up 3/4 of my bandwidth making any downloading or online game unplayable grrr
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: Bossco101 May 03, 2009, 04:03:51 PM
Blooming Potholes in the road  :tantrum:  I pay my taxes so why is the surface of the moon in better condition than the rotten roads round here. Already had a front spring snap so far this year. How motor cyclists and those on push bikes get on I just don't know.

Enough with the poor patching, lets have some re-surfaced roads!
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: hatherley May 03, 2009, 10:08:24 PM
As someone who drives for a living, I sympathise, Bossco! Getting a bit fed up with trying not to bounce my passengers around too much on the roads in my area.
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: McKenzie May 04, 2009, 10:01:40 PM
Blooming Potholes in the road  :tantrum:  I pay my taxes so why is the surface of the moon in better condition than the rotten roads round here. Already had a front spring snap so far this year. How motor cyclists and those on push bikes get on I just don't know.

Enough with the poor patching, lets have some re-surfaced roads!

Jump on a motor bike(600+ not a hairdryer ) :lmao: :lmao:....... they're easier to dodge
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: hawkins May 05, 2009, 03:41:15 PM
Blooming Potholes in the road  :tantrum:  I pay my taxes so why is the surface of the moon in better condition than the rotten roads round here. Already had a front spring snap so far this year. How motor cyclists and those on push bikes get on I just don't know.

Enough with the poor patching, lets have some re-surfaced roads!

were quick and lucky  :smile:
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: DRAGON May 05, 2009, 07:32:37 PM
The little scum who thought it would be funny to remove the pins from two of the fire extinguishers on the forecourt at work and up end the dry sand buckets - boy I hope they come back in - I went through the CCTV and I recongnise one of them........ :whistle:
Fire fighting equipment is there for a purpose not for the amusement of tw*ts  :grrr:
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: weareblind May 05, 2009, 09:30:58 PM
The little scum who thought it would be funny to remove the pins from two of the fire extinguishers on the forecourt at work and up end the dry sand buckets - boy I hope they come back in - I went through the CCTV and I recongnise one of them........ :whistle:
Fire fighting equipment is there for a purpose not for the amusement of tw*ts  :grrr:
Ah! I am EHS manager for some factories & firms (one of them is English!  :wink: ) but NOT for public services, like schools... because of the high stupidity of the "dwellers".
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: beefcake May 11, 2009, 08:49:48 AM
Spiders. I just spent 2 nights in hospital with a spider bite. awesome.
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: weareblind May 11, 2009, 03:33:52 PM
Spiders. I just spent 2 nights in hospital with a spider bite. awesome.
:jawdrop:
What kind of spider?
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: beefcake May 12, 2009, 05:22:06 AM
A white tail spider.
(http://bp2.blogger.com/_xuqmLvCGUNA/R1RgwQ8LPJI/AAAAAAAAAts/uPuzyCS_SSk/s1600-R/imagewhitetailedspider.JPG)
Worst thing to come out of Australia since Yahoo Serious (Young Einstein)  :lmao:.
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: weareblind May 12, 2009, 08:13:50 AM
Acc...
The worst spider here is the Latrodectus tredecimguttatus
(http://digilander.libero.it/luciuspz/latro!_malmignatta1.jpg)
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: freakinacage May 12, 2009, 11:24:17 AM
How motor cyclists and those on push bikes get on I just don't know.


they are fine for mountain bikes as we can jump over them. stop city centre cycling for being too boring (that and jumping off steps/low walls)
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: Dolmot May 12, 2009, 12:40:28 PM
Theridion grallator

(http://www.thirdeyeconcept.com/news/gallery/1_06_12_07_7_43_38.jpg)

(I'm not particularly p'd off at the moment.)
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: DRAGON May 12, 2009, 08:15:26 PM
Theridion grallator

(http://www.thirdeyeconcept.com/news/gallery/1_06_12_07_7_43_38.jpg)

How can that be dangerous ? It's got a nice smiley face !  :christalmighty:
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: weareblind May 12, 2009, 09:14:15 PM
Does it smile?  :scratchhead:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theridion_grallator
Also known as "happy face spider".
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: Bella Ciao May 12, 2009, 10:27:06 PM
Only one thing that really annoys me:

People who have no consideration for others (and that's a LOT of people).

Unfortunately you can pin an awful lot of bad stuff on these people.  Wars, crime, fraudulent expenses claims... the list goes on.


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: Vermis May 13, 2009, 11:59:58 PM
Agree with that.

Currently, parasites.  I like all kinds of normal and 'weird' animals (especially spiders...) but parasites get the short end of the stick.  Heebie-jeebies.
I admit my pets don't get routine treatments as often as recommended, but I got the cat wormed a couple of weeks ago. (You don't want to know how I discovered it had worms. :sick: )  Yesterday I found a bunch of fleas clinging round it's ears.  Skin crawls and paranoia goes into overdrive.  How long's it had fleas?  It gets let in pretty regularly - how many are hopping round the carpets?
I got some spot-on repellent for it and read up on the matter.  Thing is, and this is a big part of this moan, is that the dog and household treatments I saw in the shop have to be handled almost like weapons-grade plutonium.  Shampoo?  Don't rinse it down the drain or fish will go belly up.  Dog spot-on?  Don't let cats near for three days or they'll go belly up.  Carpet spray?  Don't touch affected areas for hours.  Then I realised that with all the pyrethrins in it, if I used it anywhere near my spiders, they'd go belly up too.  Crazy.

The internet is a grand invention.  You can find all kinds of stuff when you search for 'natural flea repellent'.
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: beefcake May 14, 2009, 04:31:07 AM
You don't want to know how I discovered it had worms. :sick:  


Well it never actually crossed my mind but now I want to know.
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: )(ENOLOGY May 14, 2009, 04:43:06 AM
You don't want to know how I discovered it had worms. :sick:  


Some how I imagine you seeing them in its doody, or poking out of its bum :crazy: .

Am I the only one here fascinated by parasites :wry: ? They're so fascinating and specialized for their niches, though I do find all animal life interesting. Including the bacterium inside meteors.
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: james sequeira May 15, 2009, 03:46:00 AM
When you spend 20mins in a phone queue, to a "technical support person" for Tiscali in their india call centre, when you try to explain in the past 2 weeks your internet has practically gone down 50% in performance and you wish for line checks and something to be done. When all they say is they only can promise 70% of you suggested speed and blah blah, Im like grrrr (in my head ofc) but its been fine for 2 years, until 2 weeks ago.

And they hang up  :explodinghead:

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: Dolmot May 15, 2009, 12:47:40 PM
When all they say is they only can promise 70% of you suggested speed and blah blah

http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/5/1/
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: MightyAl May 16, 2009, 06:36:58 PM
You don't want to know how I discovered it had worms. :sick:  


Some how I imagine you seeing them in its doody, or poking out of its bum :crazy: .

Am I the only one here fascinated by parasites :wry: ? They're so fascinating and specialized for their niches, though I do find all animal life interesting. Including the bacterium inside meteors.
Not sure I'd class bacteria as an animal; but probably not a debate for here.

I find parasites pretty interesting - spent a large part of my last year at university studying them(and occasionally pulling them out of fish that smelled distinctly off, while hungover).

Anyway, back OT - one thing that ticks me off are TV quiz shows that spend more time chatting with contestants than asking them questions... I mean, when did quiz shows stop being about the quiz and start being a rather more boring version of Trisha?
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: Vermis May 16, 2009, 10:45:27 PM
Some how I imagine you seeing them in its doody, or poking out of its bum

Something along those lines.  It'd be too weird to explain in detail.

Not sure I'd class bacteria as an animal; but probably not a debate for here.

Yup, they're outside of animalia, in one, two, or even three kingdoms of their own.

spent a large part of my last year at university studying them

I had a couple of modules on them during my course, but it didn't make me feel much better to learn all the myriad gross ways they can maim, torture, or just plain kill you.  Also didn't help to have one lecturer who displayed a sadistic streak in his powerpoint slideshows, and another with one or two anecdotes about using himself as a test subject.

Quiz shows: you been watching Deal or No Deal? :lol:
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: PhilH May 17, 2009, 08:26:41 AM
When Virgin Media TV packs up just before Britains got Talent and I have three kids who love it. TV is still not working and its pouring with rain. On the up side I got some serious XBOX time in as the missus couldn't watch her shows (level 22 on Zombie Verduct, yes I did glitch) now a day of Disney Dvd's.
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: MightyAl May 17, 2009, 01:34:00 PM
Some how I imagine you seeing them in its doody, or poking out of its bum

Something along those lines.  It'd be too weird to explain in detail.

Not sure I'd class bacteria as an animal; but probably not a debate for here.

Yup, they're outside of animalia, in one, two, or even three kingdoms of their own.

spent a large part of my last year at university studying them

I had a couple of modules on them during my course, but it didn't make me feel much better to learn all the myriad gross ways they can maim, torture, or just plain kill you.  Also didn't help to have one lecturer who displayed a sadistic streak in his powerpoint slideshows, and another with one or two anecdotes about using himself as a test subject.

Quiz shows: you been watching Deal or No Deal? :lol:
I can't say I'd call DonD a quiz show - to be honest, it's about on a level with betting on who draws the highest card from the pack, you or the dealer. Along with endless 'suspensful' muzak, and Noel Edmonds(which is reason enough for me not to watch it).

As far as gross parasitic diseases go(and horrible slides), I don't think I could top mucosal Leishmaniasis. Not as nasty in terms of mortality as visceral Leishmaniasis, but I wouldn't like to live my life with a face like Skeletor.
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: )(ENOLOGY May 19, 2009, 04:26:25 AM
Not sure I'd class bacteria as an animal; but probably not a debate for here.

Yup, they're outside of animalia, in one, two, or even three kingdoms of their own.
Sorry, just meant as in being alive. I'm not all there most of the time.

Here's another thing that I really dislike: The Postal "Service". It makes me down-right postal, if you catch my snow-drift.
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: Ryan May 24, 2009, 02:17:53 AM
walking into a pub and being told one of your friends died months ago, just no one got around to telling you at the time, oh well one more trip to the graveyard
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: coneman May 24, 2009, 08:14:41 AM
The way advertising is being squeezed into every possible nook and cranny.
Some examples -
I ducked out in the car last night and the football was on the radio, the commentory went something like this.
Thats a great kick for goal, platinum blonde, but its gone through for a behind, Triple M, the balls back inplay, sgic insurance, and its travelling down the mid field, Kentucky fried chicken. The score on the triple m platinum blonde sgic insurance scoreoard is. It just went on and on and on.
There were probably other things being advertised as well but I couldnt take it and turned the radio off before I peirced my ear drums with the pen in the console.
Platinum Blonde is a beer and triple m is the radio station I was tuned to.

A funny home video show where the host mentions the sponsors every 2 minutes, then before every add break they have an in show add for the sponsors.

The other thing is the news show that tells sports stories in the news section and then repeats them in the sport section.
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: Bodhi May 24, 2009, 10:36:46 AM
My daughter went to the tivoli yesterday with a friend. She's got a bit of a cosplayer style. She ended up having to flee because a gang of some thirty brats wanted to beat her to death because of her clothes. Makes me mad, and brings up memories from my own teenage days.
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: Beastlord May 24, 2009, 10:49:29 AM
My daughter went to the tivoli yesterday with a friend. She's got a bit of a cosplayer style. She ended up having to flee because a gang of some thirty brats wanted to beat her to death because of her clothes. Makes me mad, and brings up memories from my own teenage days.
That really is infuriating, disgusting, and rather saddening... Reminds me of school in bad way   :grrr:
Some people are just pathetic. Hope she's okay?
Oh and whats a Tivoli?
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: Bodhi May 24, 2009, 11:07:31 AM
He. Fun park? You now carousels and stuff? She had "the best day of her life" anyway (direct quote). Fifty "Gothic lolitas" meeting up and going to the funpark together. Made loads of new friends  :thumbup: Just the way I remember it. Being a punk in Stockholm back when I was young meant loads of friends and loads of running away from people wanting to trash you.

Guess the two sort of belong together  :huh?:
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: caerban May 24, 2009, 11:08:56 AM
My daughter went to the tivoli yesterday with a friend. She's got a bit of a cosplayer style. She ended up having to flee because a gang of some thirty brats wanted to beat her to death because of her clothes. Makes me mad, and brings up memories from my own teenage days.
That really is infuriating, disgusting, and rather saddening... Reminds me of school in bad way   :grrr:
Some people are just pathetic. Hope she's okay?
Oh and whats a Tivoli?

This also infuriates me beyond measure. I have a lot of alt culture friends who suffer from this kind of stuff.

On to my actual complaint for today now. I'm currently raging over navigating a horribly swish and counter intuitive flash based website to purchase something only to get onto the final confirmation of order to be told they won't ship to the UK. Aaaaarrrgggghhhh!!
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: Captain Sprout May 24, 2009, 11:13:23 AM
My daughter went to the tivoli yesterday with a friend. She's got a bit of a cosplayer style. She ended up having to flee because a gang of some thirty brats wanted to beat her to death because of her clothes. Makes me mad, and brings up memories from my own teenage days.

Showing my ignorance what's a / cosplayer?

I think its really sad when kids do that sort of thing and it makes a lie of the big 'lets not conform to what anyone wants lets be different' crap they spout when adults want them to do something.
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: Bodhi May 24, 2009, 12:07:58 PM
My daughter went to the tivoli yesterday with a friend. She's got a bit of a cosplayer style. She ended up having to flee because a gang of some thirty brats wanted to beat her to death because of her clothes. Makes me mad, and brings up memories from my own teenage days.
Showing my ignorance what's a / cosplayer?

Japanese popculture. A lot of dressing up like a mix between Alice in wonderland and Mad max.
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: Captain Sprout May 24, 2009, 12:13:32 PM
My daughter went to the tivoli yesterday with a friend. She's got a bit of a cosplayer style. She ended up having to flee because a gang of some thirty brats wanted to beat her to death because of her clothes. Makes me mad, and brings up memories from my own teenage days.
Showing my ignorance what's a / cosplayer?

Japanese popculture. A lot of dressing up like a mix between Alice in wonderland and Mad max.

There you go, learn a new thing every day!
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: tumblebomb May 26, 2009, 08:54:06 PM
What grinds my gears literally is a so called 'professional' garage not talking straight and making it difficult for me to decide what to do with my broken car. A new but old fiesta whose gearbox broke just before an MOT. I've had it up to here in the last few years with scamming beggars of mechanics.( Thats not a slur on them all I know some very good ones ) I'd do the work myself if I had time. Also my annoying little niece (12) who is turning into a little b**** who gives me (and everyone else )lip all the time and whose mother isn't inclined to do anything but give me grief!! I hope I'm not around in a few years. Still life is mainly positive eh.
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: helen bach May 31, 2009, 01:47:56 AM
People who just stop in front of me when I'm walking down a busy high street.   :x
Or those twits who talk in groups blocking the entrance to a shop, or even those freakwits that take up the ENTIRE pavement to have a freaking chat.    :grrr:

And there's me.  With a pushchair.  Trying to get somewhere I am not.   :swear:

(had a bad shopping day today, can you tell?)

It's made worse by the adults that ignore you and the kids giving attitude!   :tantrum:

MOVE M**********RS!!!!!!!
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: beefcake May 31, 2009, 02:52:58 AM
 :metoo:
It happens way too often.
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: Frontman May 31, 2009, 05:57:27 AM
Not sure I'd class bacteria as an animal; but probably not a debate for here.

Yup, they're outside of animalia, in one, two, or even three kingdoms of their own.
Sorry, just meant as in being alive. I'm not all there most of the time.

Here's another thing that I really dislike: The Postal "Service". It makes me down-right postal, if you catch my snow-drift.

I do.

I also am a postal carrier.  Trust me, the really really really good carriers (like myself) are 1 in a million.  Granted, its easiest to be the smartest in the room when working for that lot; but not all of them are terrible.
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: MightyAl May 31, 2009, 02:38:58 PM
People who just stop in front of me when I'm walking down a busy high street.   :x
Or those twits who talk in groups blocking the entrance to a shop, or even those freakwits that take up the ENTIRE pavement to have a freaking chat.    :grrr:

And there's me.  With a pushchair.  Trying to get somewhere I am not.   :swear:

(had a bad shopping day today, can you tell?)

It's made worse by the adults that ignore you and the kids giving attitude!   :tantrum:

MOVE M**********RS!!!!!!!
This is why I think I should be allowed to carry a chainsaw in shopping areas. I'm pretty sure that I'd never have to do more than rev it a little to have all the space I could want.
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: Vermis May 31, 2009, 03:14:45 PM
People who just stop in front of me when I'm walking down a busy high street.   :x
Or those twits who talk in groups blocking the entrance to a shop, or even those freakwits that take up the ENTIRE pavement to have a freaking chat.  :grrr:

Yes.  Oh yes.

And, um, massive and slow pushchairs taking up the pavements and doorways too... :angel:

Drivers who think turn signals are something for other drivers (lesser drivers) to worry about.  Stop and sit at a junction or roundabout, waiting for that one driver to pass, and without warning they suddenly swerve off before crossing your intended path.  But that's an annoyance.  What's worse is when the person in front of you doesn't indicate.  Almost ran into the back of someone towing a trailer a couple of days ago, because he didn't feel the need to make sure his trailer's lights were hooked up.  It's a wonder there aren't more road accidents.
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: Bodhi May 31, 2009, 04:04:59 PM
Join me in the excellent facebook goup "We who secretely want to hit slow walking people in the back of the head"  :wink:

Worse thing is this: You go in the escalator with a babypram, in front of you is some old man who right when he's reached the end of the stairs STOPS to think about what to do next, blocking the entire ONLY way out!! :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
You have two choices: 1.Fall over all the people coming behind you or 2. Hitting the old geezer with your pram. None of them exactly the best of alternatives...
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: grekwood May 31, 2009, 04:35:23 PM
things that p me off......
not being motivated to finish the 12 things i have half sculpted on corks and continuasly having to do repetitive tasks because i do something wrong or break something.  :roll:

my knee is also p'ing me off, still can't walk right and now i have to see a specialist because i may have damaged the ligaments :shrug:

......this heat is also p'ing me off..........
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: DRAGON May 31, 2009, 08:18:23 PM
Customers at work who come out with the line "the customer is always right......" when it is blatantly obvious they are'nt and are very unlikely to be so........................ :roll:
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: MightyAl May 31, 2009, 09:10:33 PM
Customers at work who come out with the line "the customer is always right......" when it is blatantly obvious they are'nt and are very unlikely to be so........................ :roll:
If they have to trot that line out, it's obvious they're devoid of actual right-ness-osity.
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: grekwood June 04, 2009, 12:29:49 PM
forgetting when your not on a wargames forum.......just been on a certain sci fi tv program forum....mostly females on there......several pictures of ianto holding a g36 have been posted.......they say ..."i like the photos of ianto with the big gun" ..automatic wargamer mode looks at the pictures and replies it's a HKg36  :roll: more photos were posted, this time of captain jack holding a strange semi automatic pistol.....automatic wargamer mode sets in and i  try to work out what gun it is and if the photo is a screenshot or a photo shopped publicity shot, whilst everyone else just posts......why does he change his gun? something must happen to his other one, where's his old gun? it went better with the old coat  :lol:
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: Jimmy June 04, 2009, 06:59:47 PM
Slaving your buttocks off at work - working harder than ever to get everthing done and its still not enough....
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis June 12, 2009, 08:35:44 PM
Days that are a string of failures and foul-ups where you think you'd've been better off staying in bed.
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: Inso June 12, 2009, 09:09:16 PM
Having to put up with people talking about work when you are trying to enjoy a pint at the local.
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: DRAGON June 12, 2009, 09:47:27 PM
People at work ringing your phone 9 times on your day off after you have just done 8 night shifts in a row !  :grrr:
Then sending you a text message saying "sorry we just looked at the rota and realised you aren't on tonight........."  I wouldn't mind , but it isn't the first time this particular member of staff has done it   :roll:
I just hope no one has told her she's now starting at 6.00am monday morning instead of 6.45........... I will get pleasure out of ringing her up if she's late  muahahahaha
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: Ryan June 12, 2009, 10:16:16 PM
sounds like she likes you
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: Frontman June 13, 2009, 01:36:27 AM
Those jerks who call; let the phone ring until the answering machine kicks in; then refuse to leave a message so you get the 30 seconds of the dialtone left as a message.....

Also, those who call you then act as if you're good buddies with them; when they're really trying to sell you something.  I especially love it when its a guy who acts as if he's best friends with my wife,

"Oh hey, how are you?  Can I talk to Laura?"

"Who is this?"

"This is Bill."

"Well Bill, I don't know you; I don't know any Bill for that matter; so why you so friendly and on a first name basis with my wife?"

I LOVE doing that to them, though.  Always leads to a very awkward, "erm, uh....well, I'm with....." comment.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Reaperman June 17, 2009, 08:33:20 AM
Managers who are so inflexible and unwilling to help swap shifts or rearrange my hours so I can catch the only flight to france at 7am. :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: MightyAl June 20, 2009, 03:19:36 PM
The car park at my local Sainsbury's. It's got a one-way system, but I seem to be the only person aware of it.
And I'm also rather annoyed by the stupid cow who wound down her window and yelled at me because she was going the wrong f*cking way. She's either blind or retarded, having driven over clear road markings, and ignored all the signs that tell you about the one-way. As if the angled parking spaces weren't enough of a clue.
 :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
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: Citizen Sade June 21, 2009, 08:27:34 AM
Tw4t5 wh0 wr1t3 l1k3 th15
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: beefcake June 22, 2009, 04:45:22 AM
Tw4t5 wh0 wr1t3 l1k3 th15
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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: Balgin Stondraeg June 23, 2009, 10:50:04 PM
There is an american "sitcom" that seems to be on the telly rather a lot more than it actualy should be. It's called Everyone loves Raymond. I've caught the odd glimpse of it every now and then over the last four months and I have yet to discover which character is Raymond!

There is another american sitcom which seems to be on the telly quite a bit too. It's called Everyone hates Chris. I saw about 5-10 minutes of the end of one episode about three or four months ago. Not only was I able to work out which character was Chris, but that nobody seemed to hate him. In fact they all seemed to like him a fair bit.

Is there some sort of factory where they produce these daft script writers? If you're going to be basing your title on ajoke then it might at least be an apropriate one (And if there's a main character's name in the title then they should at least be even remotely identifiable).
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: Vermis June 24, 2009, 12:07:52 AM
I've caught the odd glimpse of it every now and then over the last four months and I have yet to discover which character is Raymond!

Psst.  It's the one people keep calling 'Ray'.  It's a contraction.  :yup:
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: greenstuff_gav June 24, 2009, 02:02:25 AM
People at work ringing your phone 9 times on your day off after you have just done 8 night shifts in a row ! 

this is my boss' favourite hobby; I finish work at 06:00. i've stated on several occasions "Don't call me before 15:00 as i won't be awake." (due to the diabetes i stay up till 8am to keep my routine)
so he rings me at 10:30. "where are you?"
"i'm asleep. where are you?"
"you should have been at work today"
"i was. finished at 6 this morno."
"i've looked at the rota and you're on morning shift."
"seeing how i've been on nights the rest of the month, i somewhat doubt that."
"i'm looking at it now. it says mornings."
"you sure?" *i start to get out of bed to check my printoff*
"oh hang on. i'm looking at next week."
"ya f***** think?"
at which point he hangs up. no apologies or "sleep well" or anything  :tantrum:

oh, and Jimmy, the reward for being good at digging is you get a bigger shovel.  :crazy:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman June 24, 2009, 07:24:37 AM
Miley Cyrus getting air play on my favorite radio station  :blub: :swear:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: MightyAl June 24, 2009, 01:41:14 PM
Wimbledon.

It's be worth watching if:
a) uhm
b) no, wait, I do know this one
c) really I do
d) all of the above
e) none of the above
f) bacon

Yeah, that's it. Wimbledon would be worth watching if bacon.
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: DRAGON June 24, 2009, 04:54:09 PM
 :applause: :metoo: :applause:
Why can't they stick it on BBC 4 for the fortnight ?   :hmmm
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: Frontman June 24, 2009, 09:32:11 PM
I don't know if POed is right, but maybe disappointed in the human condition that we can go on and on for 31 plus pages; but we can't get beyond 4 pages for things that bring us happiness in our lives.

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: Steel Penguin June 24, 2009, 09:57:40 PM
dont worry frontman this threads been running longer.
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: Frontman June 24, 2009, 10:01:24 PM
dont worry frontman this threads been running longer.

The other's been sitting though at 3 pages for a bit while now.  There's more to life than being POed; and complaining about being POed.  Good to vent and all that; but I find it sad that the good in life doesn't get featured as much as the bad.

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: vampifan June 24, 2009, 10:17:17 PM
I hear what you're saying, Frontman. Sadly, bad news gets far more prominence in the media than the good. For example, you often hear about "the neighbour(s) from Hell" but never about "the neighbour(s) from Heaven!" Well, just for the record, I'd like to tell everyone that I have the neighbours from Heaven and I feel truly blessed.

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: Vermis June 24, 2009, 11:28:12 PM
It helps to have somewhere to vent about whoever narked you today, I think.  Maybe where you know people might sympathise with your mishaps too.  Ironically I think this thread makes people a bit happier.  A little bit.  :P

Besides, it's a bit difficult to follow up some of the stuff in that thread with 'I found some Impex JE68 blades this week.'
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: MightyAl June 24, 2009, 11:29:02 PM
I hear what you're saying, Frontman. Sadly, bad news gets far more prominence in the media than the good. For example, you often hear about "the neighbour(s) from Hell" but never about "the neighbour(s) from Heaven!" Well, just for the record, I'd like to tell everyone that I have the neighbours from Heaven and I feel truly blessed.


That's probably because it;s easier to make a story out of "my neighbour said they'd feed my cat while I was on holiday - they didn't mention they'd feed it to their dog" than it is to turn "my neighbour accepted a delivery for me when I was out, because he's a nice chap, don't you know".
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: Balgin Stondraeg June 25, 2009, 12:22:46 AM
It's the one people keep calling 'Ray'.

They never did. I ruled out all the women but none of the three men's names ever got spoken when I saw it. I'm assuming it's not the old man or the tall dumb sounding man but the other bland boring one. But untill last night nobody had ever said his name when I'd been bored out of my mind enough to be on that channel at the wrong time.
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: beefcake June 25, 2009, 05:19:16 AM
I don't know if POed is right, but maybe disappointed in the human condition that we can go on and on for 31 plus pages; but we can't get beyond 4 pages for things that bring us happiness in our lives.


saying that, the funny stuff thread has 33 pages. Funny stuff makes me happy so Happiness is winning out.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman June 25, 2009, 06:02:31 AM
Good point of adding funny to happy.  I now feel redeemed in the human condition.

Save for the fact that the best of the human condition could then be considered a comedy.......


Ah well.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis June 27, 2009, 02:40:02 PM
Ear operation.  Groggy.  Sore.  Left side of head messed up.

I watched two movies this week.  Transformers and Tremors 3.  Tremors 3 was the better one...
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: MightyAl June 27, 2009, 05:09:34 PM
Ear operation.  Groggy.  Sore.  Left side of head messed up.

I watched two movies this week.  Transformers and Tremors 3.  Tremors 3 was the better one...
I saw Transformers 2. I was really confused, because at the end, Prime and the Spam(or whatever his name is) are, for some reason, poncing about on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, like they've just hopped on a bus or something. Or even found the tickets in a cereal box (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QwM4vXex7c&feature=related).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sleepymarine June 28, 2009, 04:00:14 AM
Postal workers who THROW your package of resin models onto your concrete doorstep, when they could've taken two more steps and placed it there gently. :tantrum: :tantrum:

People like my father-in-law's boss who's family all have swine flu.  The boss knew it at the beginning of the week, said nothing.  My father in law is exposed, comes home, tuesday I get sick (with what i thought was food poisoning), thursday afternoon my brother in law gets sick, thursday evening my sister inlaw, and friday morning my father inlaw mentions how everyone was getting sick and his boss pops out with "Oh BTW my family has been sick with swine-flu all week"  Which means my wife was exposed and full term pregnant (baby comes on the 30th) and my wife's pregnant OB-Gyn may have been exposed as well because I went along to the doctor on thursday morning. 
So that necessitates a 3.5hr visit to the ER to get tested on friday, to confirm that I haven't exposed my wife or her doctor, and the friggin ER doc's won't even test ME for swine flu, because I fall in the wrong bracket: under 65yrs, over 6mos, not pregnant, and no medical conditions... all they tell me is to tell my pregnant wife and her pregnant doc to get tested; which the ER will only do if they have symptoms!!!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman June 28, 2009, 03:10:20 PM
Postal workers who THROW your package of resin models onto your concrete doorstep, when they could've taken two more steps and placed it there gently. :tantrum: :tantrum:

That drives me insane.  We're payed to deliver to the door; we should do our job properly.

That being said, what also annoys me is when I see postal handlers internally toss packages marked fragile into the sorting bins.  Again, we're paid by the sender to handle with care; do so.  (Even more so with the handlers, as they are paid hourly.  That 5 extra seconds to do the job right, they get paid for, dang it!!!)

: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood June 28, 2009, 03:40:19 PM
the human race  :roll:  ....sometimes  :lol:
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: weareblind June 28, 2009, 04:07:48 PM
Postal workers who THROW your package of resin models onto your concrete doorstep, when they could've taken two more steps and placed it there gently. :tantrum: :tantrum:

That drives me insane.  We're payed to deliver to the door; we should do our job properly.

That being said, what also annoys me is when I see postal handlers internally toss packages marked fragile into the sorting bins.  Again, we're paid by the sender to handle with care; do so.  (Even more so with the handlers, as they are paid hourly.  That 5 extra seconds to do the job right, they get paid for, dang it!!!)


Same here. I use often Internet Book Shop, and twice postal handlers cast my box over the first step of the staircase to my office.
But this is a particular stressful job, I must admit that.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman June 28, 2009, 07:54:02 PM
Postal workers who THROW your package of resin models onto your concrete doorstep, when they could've taken two more steps and placed it there gently. :tantrum: :tantrum:

That drives me insane.  We're payed to deliver to the door; we should do our job properly.

That being said, what also annoys me is when I see postal handlers internally toss packages marked fragile into the sorting bins.  Again, we're paid by the sender to handle with care; do so.  (Even more so with the handlers, as they are paid hourly.  That 5 extra seconds to do the job right, they get paid for, dang it!!!)


Same here. I use often Internet Book Shop, and twice postal handlers cast my box over the first step of the staircase to my office.
But this is a particular stressful job, I must admit that.

I'll give you that the job can be stressful (and I've had my fair share of come home and yell into a pillow days doing it) but we also know the responsibility AND the stress level.  If as a carrier or a clerk you can't handle it; either get in some vacation time or go find something else to do, as not doing the job well reflects on the rest of us.

Sorry, sounds selfish and a bit-arrogant; but, I take pride in my job.  I can't stomach seeing those who don't.
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: Wristaction June 28, 2009, 09:50:40 PM
Broccoli soup three days running !!!!   :tantrum:

That will teach me not to label which soup is which when I freeze them.    :(
It looked like the mushroom one when I lifted it out of the freezer.   :?
Not that I don't like broccoli soup, it's just three days running can be a bit much and the farts it cause's are not that nice either.
Trying to eat more healthy and make meals more easy to get ready when I get home from work.
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: Ishil June 28, 2009, 09:52:34 PM
Postal workers who THROW your package of resin models onto your concrete doorstep, when they could've taken two more steps and placed it there gently. :tantrum: :tantrum:

That drives me insane.  We're payed to deliver to the door; we should do our job properly.

That being said, what also annoys me is when I see postal handlers internally toss packages marked fragile into the sorting bins.  Again, we're paid by the sender to handle with care; do so.  (Even more so with the handlers, as they are paid hourly.  That 5 extra seconds to do the job right, they get paid for, dang it!!!)


Same here. I use often Internet Book Shop, and twice postal handlers cast my box over the first step of the staircase to my office.
But this is a particular stressful job, I must admit that.

I'll give you that the job can be stressful (and I've had my fair share of come home and yell into a pillow days doing it) but we also know the responsibility AND the stress level.  If as a carrier or a clerk you can't handle it; either get in some vacation time or go find something else to do, as not doing the job well reflects on the rest of us.

Sorry, sounds selfish and a bit-arrogant; but, I take pride in my job.  I can't stomach seeing those who don't.

Good for you.  :applause:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso June 30, 2009, 07:48:47 PM
I wouldn't say that I'm P**sed off, more stressed up to the max at the moment. 

At work I have just handed back an aircraft after its maintenance (delayed due to waiting for spares) and now have to carry on with my real job which is arranging training trips/other trips abroad for my unit.

Can you imagine sending 'X' amount of aircraft, all of the tools, equipment, manpower, support...including weapons, medical support, catering support and spares back up half way around the world, when every other hour the transport options change...and the weight restrictions change...and the mission requirements change...etc...etc...

At the moment, my appetite is minimal, my sleep is non existent and I am unable to think of anything else but the job...

Oh...almost forgot, I'm arranging my house move, moving back to England, my missus is poorly so has limited help options and my 2 children are...TEENAGERS :mrgreen:.

There are times where I have to laugh or I'd explode :o...

But I suppose, on the bright side, I have a secure job at the moment (which is more than a lot of people)...
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: MightyAl July 01, 2009, 01:01:28 PM
I wouldn't say that I'm P**sed off, more stressed up to the max at the moment. 

At work I have just handed back an aircraft after its maintenance (delayed due to waiting for spares) and now have to carry on with my real job which is arranging training trips/other trips abroad for my unit.

Can you imagine sending 'X' amount of aircraft, all of the tools, equipment, manpower, support...including weapons, medical support, catering support and spares back up half way around the world, when every other hour the transport options change...and the weight restrictions change...and the mission requirements change...etc...etc...

At the moment, my appetite is minimal, my sleep is non existent and I am unable to think of anything else but the job...

Oh...almost forgot, I'm arranging my house move, moving back to England, my missus is poorly so has limited help options and my 2 children are...TEENAGERS :mrgreen:.

There are times where I have to laugh or I'd explode :o...

But I suppose, on the bright side, I have a secure job at the moment (which is more than a lot of people)...
I think I may have found a way round this constant changing in options/restrictions etc. Just introduce them to some shiny ordnance, and watch as they fall over themselves to please their new overlord. I mean customer.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M July 01, 2009, 03:35:49 PM
I don't know if POed is right, but maybe disappointed in the human condition that we can go on and on for 31 plus pages; but we can't get beyond 4 pages for things that bring us happiness in our lives.
Be fair, I did start that thread a long time after this one started - it's still got to catch up. :wink:


Oh...almost forgot, I'm arranging my house move, moving back to England, my missus is poorly so has limited help options and my 2 children are...TEENAGERS :mrgreen:.
Firstly, hope your wife gets better soon.

Secondly, in case your kids ever say that they want to be treated like adults, can you get them to do most of the work to organise the move home, and just make sure they've not tried to put you next door to Sellafield or somewhere...

Thirdly, as a suggestion, whatever the current set of requirements are (or the ones from the most senior officer - reverse delegate), take them as the base line and ignore any changes anyone else tries to add in - I bet a good proportion of them will cancel themselves out in any case.

And if said senior officer is poised to be carrying the can rather than you, I bet things will get sorted out in very short order. :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Reaperman July 01, 2009, 08:16:27 PM
Todays things that P*** me off is, my front brake on my bike has decided it doesn't want to agree with being put back together. and to top it off my mech team has today off. grrr :tantrum: not happy as I've spent 3 days trying everything to get it to work  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood July 01, 2009, 08:32:24 PM
The heat.... can't paint can't sculpt can't sleep, can't breathe  :( I never have liked the hot whether and really don't understand sunbathers  :shrug:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin July 01, 2009, 10:36:23 PM
The heat.... can't paint can't sculpt can't sleep, can't breathe  :( I never have liked the hot whether and really don't understand sunbathers  :shrug:

I agree... the only consoling thing about the weather is... the sunbathers...(well the female ones)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis July 02, 2009, 03:22:14 AM
Bleedin' blasted tinnitus keeping me up again (3:30 am here).  Wouldn't be so bad if it was a continuous hum, but it stops and starts with things as subtle as my pulse or the movement of my head when I breathe.  It's like bees sending morse code in my head.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind July 02, 2009, 12:31:54 PM
I restarted my bodybuilding activity; today I tried a morning workout, what an error!!! One of the worst session of ever, I will never try again.  :faint:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Captain Sprout July 02, 2009, 03:20:00 PM
Stupid Sky box has died (high pitched whining drowns out all sound, rather like watching reality TV but on every programme), need to replace it. Sky want 65 to send an engineer. Will now buy one on Ebay or just get Freesat. Stupid boxes.

Bright side: Tennis is on Iplayer.
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: Hubert July 02, 2009, 07:00:32 PM
The heat.... can't paint can't sculpt can't sleep, can't breathe  :( I never have liked the hot whether and really don't understand sunbathers  :shrug:
I really, really wish it was winter. It's too hot. Yorkshire is not somewhere I'd expect ot have a heatwave.... I am currently sat in shower, it's the only place that's cool right now. If I want to do anything I have to do it at 2AM when its cooled down.
I really hate the fact that people assume that because they enjoy roasting outside, that I'd like to join them. Why on earth would I want to do so? It's hot, sticky, in direct line of sight of the sun....do I need to continue?
However there is one advantage to this heat. It means its the only time I will willingly capsize a canoe/boat at the watersports place. Oh god, it's so wonderful to fall (ok, jump...)into that water!  :lalala:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON July 02, 2009, 08:50:34 PM
Only being halfway through my 14 night shifts in the middle of this heatwave................... need a decent days sleep.........................  :zombie2:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman July 02, 2009, 09:06:48 PM
Only being halfway through my 14 night shifts in the middle of this heatwave................... need a decent days sleep.........................  :zombie2:

How hot is it over in the UK right now?  For us in the Midwest, we're getting temps like it is in September/October this past week.  You guys sure your side of the planet isn't in the wrong place with ours?  We usually get 90* F and higher in July here.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade July 02, 2009, 11:12:58 PM
~30 C +/- with fairly high humidity. Worth remembering that air-con is not normally found in people's homes here and that those doing the bitching are generally northerners though.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman July 02, 2009, 11:23:02 PM
~30 C +/- with fairly high humidity. Worth remembering that air-con is not normally found in people's homes here and that those doing the bitching are generally northerners though.

Nah, 86* F is pretty hot by my standards.  Especially if you guys have any humidity as well.  If its humid; anything over 80*F isn't fun in my book.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman July 03, 2009, 12:42:45 AM
Here's one to really get under my skin:

Those who interpret for others what it takes to be a "real" whatever.

IE "If you like that, you're not a REAL fan of Doctor Who."

or

"If you were a REAL miniature painter, you'd never use/buy GW stuff."

or

"If you were a REAL sports fan, you wouldn't follow THAT team."

or

"If you were a REAL friend, you'd loan me 50 bucks."

The nerve of some people.  I might bust Grekwood's chops (not his foot, his chops) about not liking Donna Noble; but hey, its not like I think he's any less of a Doctor Who fan for it!!!

To me, the second I hear "real" thrown into a comparison like that, I tend not to read/hear what follows.  Why be so negative? 

Of course, we have some fun at GW's expense on this site; but I'm sure nobody on the site here faults a guy (or gal for that matter) to have GW products.  But there are those who feel compelled like they are freakin' Moses, coming down from the top of Mount Sinai with tablets in hand; "Thou shall not find the newest Games Workshop product cool.  If thy do, thy will findeth uncleaneth!!!!"

I recently saw someone critique one of my videos as "crap" as he is a so-called "Sarah Jane Smith expert...."  (ironically, some of the very clips he trashed in my video came from one of his.  Ah, the joy of cutting and pasting.)  How the bloomin' hell is this guy considered an 'expert?!?!?' 

To me, the only 'expert' on SJS would be probably Elisabeth Sladen herself!!!

I can't stand arrogance like that.  I really can't.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis July 03, 2009, 12:58:10 AM
But there are those who feel compelled like they are freakin' Moses, coming down from the top of Mount Sinai with tablets in hand; "Thou shall not find the newest Games Workshop product cool.  If thy do, thy will findeth uncleaneth!!!!"

:lmao: You been reading Frothers?

I recently saw someone critique one of my videos as "crap" as he is a so-called "Sarah Jane Smith expert...."

I think it's one of those oxymoron things.  Or something.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman July 03, 2009, 01:07:22 AM
But there are those who feel compelled like they are freakin' Moses, coming down from the top of Mount Sinai with tablets in hand; "Thou shall not find the newest Games Workshop product cool.  If thy do, thy will findeth uncleaneth!!!!"

:lmao: You been reading Frothers?

I recently saw someone critique one of my videos as "crap" as he is a so-called "Sarah Jane Smith expert...."

I think it's one of those oxymoron things.  Or something.

It's something all right.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: lizcam July 03, 2009, 01:23:41 AM
What irks me is when my little package from Hasslefree arrives and the sweets I know are inside got so hot thatI can't get the black jack gum off the wrapper.

It's officially hot now.  It reached body temp today.  Why do I live in a desert?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman July 03, 2009, 01:32:32 AM
What irks me is when my little package from Hasslefree arrives and the sweets I know are inside got so hot thatI can't get the black jack gum off the wrapper.

It's officially hot now.  It reached body temp today.  Why do I live in a desert?

It's a dry heat?   :eh:

There's an idea for a lizcam avatar.  One sweating and using a hand fan....
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: lizcam July 03, 2009, 01:58:20 AM
I could just make her nakid and standing in front of an electric fan.  That's how things are around here today.  And this is just a "cool" heat.  In a month or two (maybe a week or two) we'll be in the fry-an-egg-on-your-car heat.  I live about 45 mins away from Death Valley.
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: Frontman July 03, 2009, 02:09:41 AM
I could just make her nakid and standing in front of an electric fan.  That's how things are around here today.  And this is just a "cool" heat.  In a month or two (maybe a week or two) we'll be in the fry-an-egg-on-your-car heat.  I live about 45 mins away from Death Valley.

Better you than me, girl.  I think I'd melt.   :shrug:  Um, it's a dry heat?

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: lizcam July 03, 2009, 04:29:43 AM
So they say.  I do notice when I visit my Dad in Wisconsin that 89 there feels like 125 here because of the humidity they have there.  Of course having no humidity has it's draw-backs as well.  My son wakes up with bloody noses every morning and I wake up with headaches. 
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: helen bach July 03, 2009, 08:17:12 PM
What irks me is when my little package from Hasslefree arrives and the sweets I know are inside got so hot thatI can't get the black jack gum off the wrapper.

It's officially hot now.  It reached body temp today.  Why do I live in a desert?

It's a dry heat?   :eh:

There's an idea for a lizcam avatar.  One sweating and using a hand fan....

I'd like to see that.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Martini Henrie July 08, 2009, 05:56:33 AM
Sleep, Nightshifts and the Heat.  Three things that make my life miserable at the moment...give me fresh snow every day!  Oh, and to top everything off finding out how much 'Uncle' Gordy has knackered me in tax and the like...no HF goodness this month  :blub:
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: greenstuff_gav July 08, 2009, 06:52:12 AM
the last boss in Streetfighter 4... i only wanna unlock Cammy!  :blub:

the heat has its uses... i can't sleep in heat = don't drop off at work on the night shift  :lmao:
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: Frontman July 10, 2009, 01:32:06 AM
You know, I really have tried.  I really have.  I wanted to avoid the rant for ranting sake, but as one of my childhood heroes would put it:

"That's all I can stands, cuz I can't stands n'more!"

Two pay periods ago; I worked two full weeks of work.  They failed to pay me for two of those days.  Now; my wife and I have to admit, we live paycheck to paycheck.  Ain't nothing wrong with that; but damn it all, I expect to get paid.

Now, when I picked up that check two weeks ago, I filled out all the paperwork for the adjustment in pay.  It was clearly a clerical error; and was told it would be on the next check.

Fast forward two weeks, and (ya'll know where I'm going with this, right?) no adjustment.  Now, what pisses me off to no end is that this was turned in a full TEN DAYS prior to the next pay period ending.  They had nearly TWO WEEKS to stick this information into the database so I can get my two days worth of pay.

But no, I get my check today; and no adjustment.  This, after I told our landlords they had to wait until the adjustment would come in this check to pay off the rent.  But no, of course not; its not in there.  I now have to take out a short-term loan to pay the rent (which is now late, and I will give some credit to mankind in this, our landlords are very nice people who understood the situation and have never given me grief over it.)

Just frustrates me to no end; as when this happens (and this is my sixth time in five years I have been shorted on a check.  It's unbelievable on how jackass backwards some things are ran in the United States Postal Service.)

Just un-freakin' believable.

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: DRAGON July 12, 2009, 12:04:26 PM
  Oh, and to top everything off finding out how much 'Uncle' Gordy has knackered me in tax and the like...
He's going to love me this month - looks like I am only getting 3 days off out of 30 ! The 14 night marathon I was doing is now up to 16 and counting. My next 2 days off are wednesday & thursday by which time I will be up to 19 in a row ! The person I was doing the cover for has picked up a virus and while she cant help it, you would have thought someone else might have thought to give me a break ! :roll:
To top it all I had my first migraine attack in about 10 years on friday night and spent the first 4 hours of my shift throwing up between customers !  :swear:
I think my body is trying to tell me it needs a break !
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Martini Henrie July 12, 2009, 12:32:05 PM
Yup, nights will do that too you, banging out 72 hour weeks is just no fun, I felt about 80 after one of those.  Thankfully I've had some down time, and am ready for the next 20 with 4 off... 8:::
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: grekwood July 12, 2009, 02:54:07 PM
bad news, just as you think things are getting better, always seems to happen  :roll: if karma exists then there must be a warehouse somewhere full of it being stored for my family......where it's located though is like torchwood 4, unknown and missing  :shrug:
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: Graeme July 14, 2009, 11:56:20 AM
Guess which Great Hairy Fool left his sun roof open during a thunder storm and now has a car with a built in paddling pool.  :oops:
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: greenstuff_gav July 14, 2009, 12:40:22 PM
i had my car exhaust fall off this morning  :blub:
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: MightyAl July 14, 2009, 03:03:15 PM
I just dropeed the last bit of Roast Beef flavour Monster Munch on the floor, and simultaneously realised that I really, REALLY need to tidy up(so badly that the 3 second rule cannot be applied). :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON July 14, 2009, 08:39:10 PM
I was undercoating some stuff last night and left my pot of skull white open - I now have solid skull white !  :tantrum:
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: somaticon July 15, 2009, 12:04:50 AM
Posted by: DRAGON 
Insert Quote
I was undercoating some stuff last night and left my pot of skull white open - I now have solid skull white !   
I hate when that happens last time it was a pot of foundation paints gah!! you have my sympathy's
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: Chris_M July 15, 2009, 09:28:23 AM
Posted by: DRAGON 
Insert Quote
I was undercoating some stuff last night and left my pot of skull white open - I now have solid skull white !   
I hate when that happens last time it was a pot of foundation paints gah!! you have my sympathy's
Painting Summer over the weekend, wanted to put some pallid flesh on for some really light highlights...

If only I had a CD'A paints supplier somewhere close by, and didn't have to wait for Salute/Colours every year to stock up. I'm not sure whether to bother trying to rescue the brick with some thinners.

GW's paints probably worked for their painters, because I doubt a pot lasts more than a week for them, and if it does dry up, they just get another one. Unfortunatly, my guess is that they used them for approval and didn't bother doing a beta release to some customers. So I guess that's something annoys me - companies releasing products without adequate testing and feedback, mainly because the developers messed around, finished their work late and management still decided to keep to the release schedule, rather than delay it.
Testing/QA/Quality Control or whatever you want to call it is effectively your companies reputation, not the shiny brochures your marketing team can produce.

(And yes, I am bitter, I work in QA, and had a project a while back where I said it would take me x (about a year IIRC - it was a product recode and relaunch), got told I only had y (which might not have done for a simple upgrade), which was about four months less, and wound up with the development running way past y, and the whole project taking only a week more than my original estimate. And no, I didn't get any credit for accuracy :rolleyes: )

Sorry, kind of needed to vent there, I feel a bit better now :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Martini Henrie July 15, 2009, 11:21:51 AM
GW's paints probably worked for their painters, because I doubt a pot lasts more than a week for them, and if it does dry up, they just get another one.

In all fairness I haven't had too much of a problem with the paints drying up.  I just keep an eye on the paints as I use them and just add in some water as necessary at the end.  The newer potts are light years ahead of the old impossible to undo screw tops  :whistle:
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: MightyAl July 15, 2009, 04:12:18 PM
GW's paints probably worked for their painters, because I doubt a pot lasts more than a week for them, and if it does dry up, they just get another one.

In all fairness I haven't had too much of a problem with the paints drying up.  I just keep an eye on the paints as I use them and just add in some water as necessary at the end.  The newer potts are light years ahead of the old impossible to undo screw tops  :whistle:
Lawd, those paints p*ssed me off something royal. I'm really glad they only came in when I was starting to drink instead of painting, so I never had more than 3 or 4 sieze up and be lost forever.
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: somaticon July 15, 2009, 05:48:32 PM
really need to buy a cheap air compressor the tins are useless Gah!!!!! :crazy:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Martini Henrie July 15, 2009, 06:05:52 PM
You can get an adaptor to fit on an old car wheel....then go to the garage and top up when the pressure drops.  A small wheel (Metro) would be cheap from a scrappy and probably last a week or two before re-pressurisation  :paranoid2:

Just a thought.....
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: Brandlin July 15, 2009, 07:00:37 PM
You can get an adaptor to fit on an old car wheel....then go to the garage and top up when the pressure drops.  A small wheel (Metro) would be cheap from a scrappy and probably last a week or two before re-pressurisation  :paranoid2:

Just a thought.....

Well, you can do that... but i'd strongly advise a water trap and filter between a car tyre and your precious airbrush - there's all kinds of contaminents in a tyre.

I'm lucky enough to have a workshop in my garage so I airbrush using the same compressor i run the air tools through...charge it onece and I can paint for hours...

I got my 10L compressor for about 30... amazing bargain from a DIY place getting rid of end of line stuff served me well for 3 years, and at that price its practically disposable...

Note I *could* paint for hours...clearly I don't or I would have many more finished models for you guys to see...!

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin July 23, 2009, 11:46:06 AM
Things that piss me off today (because its a long list and it changes from day to day)

I've been doing more work on my dropship which you may have seen on my blog (hint hint go have a look).

I've publicised it here on FoD, Frothers, Starship Modeller and TMP. On each site I've asked for advice and comments regularly. Those requests have generated a lot of positive comments on my progress so far for which I am very grateful, they have also generated a very small number of offers of help and advice which have been invaluable! :)

However Its noticable (less so on FoD) that everythime I post an update I get a few comments from people which basically start "Oh, you shouldn't have done it like that, you should have done this..."

Often these comments are from people I've never heard of or seen on the forum in question before, are sent as Private messages and ignore whats been written on my blog and just assume that I've done something wrong.

So what is it that pisses me off?

1) People that find it easier to criticize and pick holes after the event rather than encourage and advise before hand.
2) People that don't read material in front of them but tell you what you should have done anyway.

Note - this is a somewhat light hearted rant as I certainly don't want to stop people from commenting on my blog and the dropship, I'm just observing a trend of the type of advice that seems to be forthcoming!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman July 23, 2009, 02:14:22 PM
Brandlin,

Next time you post; you should type the following......


 :paranoid2: just kidding of course.

I've encountered similar 'feedback' recently when it came to my videos.  Now, granted; I have no dreams of becoming a video editor, I do them for fun.  And as a fan of Doctor Who.  I make no illusions as to being an expert as far as the subject matter or the process. 

But, I've had them called 'crap' and "when you make a video, you must tell a story with it" and "your clips are far too long, it needs to be quicker."

What annoyed me about this is the person who made said comments?

I lifted some of the clips from her own video; a video that had absolutely no story.  She did however keep all the clips in sequential order of actual appearances.  Which is fine; but I don't see that as storytelling.  THAT story was already told on the show; take the show and try to tell your own story is my line of thinking. 

It's always easier to be critical than it is to provide proper feedback.  Anyone can point at something and say it stinks.  That takes no effort, and takes very little time.  Someone who wants to provide creative feedback needs to take the time to do so. 
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: Balgin Stondraeg July 24, 2009, 10:04:11 PM
Today I saw a moronic advert. There was on screen graphics and a voiceover.

Hey, I just got broabdand internet access for free on my mobile. For just fifteen pounds a month, I can plug my mobile into any...

By which point my inner voice was shouting "well it's not for free then is it?!" And as the pretty pictures showed how to plug a mobile phone into any USB port on a PC or Laptop I was still angry that something was being descriebd as free but with ana dvertised rpice.

It wasn't 'till the advert ended that I went "but if you're plugging the mobile phone into a computer, why the hell don't you just use the computer for internet access?"
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: somaticon July 25, 2009, 01:59:44 PM
Not being able to hold a paint brush between my fingers due to an old injury which has flared up. I've tried several times now and it's sheer agony.
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: Vermis July 29, 2009, 10:22:26 AM
A new banner & popup ad on CMoN.  The type that 'tricks' you into clicking it by answering a multiple choice question.  The gimmick in this case is "How intelligent are you?" with an accompanying test.  According to the ad, your intelligence is dependent on your colour vision, 'cos that's the type of test (http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.asp) it shows. :banghead:

Sorry Somaticon.  Hope it gets better soon.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers July 29, 2009, 10:53:28 AM
bloody Ipods bloody fords bloody VW finance bloody plumbers and children who decide to wake up a 4am.

 :grrr:
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: somaticon July 29, 2009, 09:28:11 PM
six month waiting list for phsio and occupational therapist WTF!!! am I supposed to do for now? gah
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: weareblind July 30, 2009, 08:15:33 AM
six month waiting list for phsio and occupational therapist WTF!!! am I supposed to do for now? gah
Same here  :crazy:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: helen bach August 07, 2009, 08:42:26 PM
Being glad that NIN at Sonisphere were (not very good) as it was their last show in the UK.  With the albums getting worse in recent releases and his performances lacking somewhat in passion and presence I say good riddance.

Actually I might have mis-posted as this didn't actually evoke any emotional response at all whatsoever, but that annoys me.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: james sequeira August 08, 2009, 01:06:39 AM
People who do not learn to do their chosen things correctly and expect others to carry them through objectives.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis August 19, 2009, 12:10:13 AM
Playing Dark Heresy over mirc with a bunch of nitpickers/rules lawyers in the group.  I think I just spent the best part of two hours browsing youtube, while two or three bickered and fussed over every miniscule option and dice roll since my last combat round.  :faint:

Now they're confused as to why I haven't been paying attention.
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: weareblind August 19, 2009, 10:33:25 AM
The first fever of my 9 months old daughter.
(http://www.gratisandgratis.com/emoticons/Salute/emoticons%20salute%20(6).gif)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M August 19, 2009, 02:49:56 PM
Brett Farce, sorry, Favre.

For those who don't watch American Football, he was a player for Green Bay (one of their greatest ever, to be fair to him), who, over the last four or five years, has hummed and hawwed during every off season about retirement, finally retiring after the 2007 season - only to then unretire and play for the New York Jets last year.

After last season, he retired again, except come March, he then started humming and hawwing again about un-retiring and has now done so to play for Minnesota (one of Green Bay's divisional rivals).

Great player in his heyday, but what's his goal, to play one season for, and then retire from, every single team in the league?
Or is he just an attention junkie who can't bear the thought that someone else might be getting a nano-second of "his" media attention (most of the humming and hawwing has been in "exclusive" interviews with every single media organisation he can find to talk to)?
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: keeper40k August 19, 2009, 04:10:11 PM
I think you're being unfair to Favre, Chris_M, it takes two to Tango, as they say.

My take is he keeps getting pushed to retire because he is a relatively old for an NFL player, but he still has the desire to play and since leaving Green Bay has found other teams who want to employ him.  If he wants to play and someone wants to employ him, who am I to say he has to retire because he's 39 (I'm mean, FFS, 39!).

And frankly, for US$25M for two years I'd play QB for the vikings - hell, I'd play bothways and and be hit every down for two years for $25M :D

Now if you're talking Plaxico, a professional athlete who shoots himself in the leg with an illegal firearm and expects not to go to prison.  He pisses me right off. :grrr: Or Stallworth: DUI Manslaughter and only gets 29 days :grrr: or even Vick :grrr:

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M August 19, 2009, 05:11:19 PM
I think you're being unfair to Favre, Chris_M, it takes two to Tango, as they say.

My take is he keeps getting pushed to retire because he is a relatively old for an NFL player, but he still has the desire to play and since leaving Green Bay has found other teams who want to employ him.  If he wants to play and someone wants to employ him, who am I to say he has to retire because he's 39 (I'm mean, FFS, 39!).

And frankly, for US$25M for two years I'd play QB for the vikings - hell, I'd play bothways and and be hit every down for two years for $25M :D

Now if you're talking Plaxico, a professional athlete who shoots himself in the leg with an illegal firearm and expects not to go to prison.  He pisses me right off. :grrr: Or Stallworth: DUI Manslaughter and only gets 29 days :grrr: or even Vick :grrr:
$25M? Give me 1% of that and I'd be there - I'd even sweep the stadium after the game. :)

I did consider all that, but considering all the will-he, won't he, the "exclusive" media interviews, the "just a farm boy in Mississippi" humility and the rest of it over the last few years (he had his own changing room in Green Bay, rather than changing with the rest of the team - way to build team spirit), I think it's a little more than someone in the twilight of his career with the desire to play being pushed out by the suits in charge in favour of younger people.

If he wants to play until he's 50 and can still compete then, then fine, good on him (that career interceptions record will never ever be broken if he does ;) ). Let's just not have the whole soap opera every flippin' spring and summer.

Anyway, he started well, but really came off the rails for the Jets late last season (and the Packers the season before - I was at the Cowboys game and he wasn't exactly firing on all cylinders before he had to come off injured and Aaron Rodgers replaced him), the Titans game was kind of the last highlight (and mainly I think due to the Titans coming apart under the expectations of trying for a perfect season).

He's also coming off rotator cuff surgery, and the Vikings only started looking at him once he started making noises about reversing his retirement yet again. (A cynic might even suggest he retired from the Jets so that Green Bay wouldn't get anything based on the trade that sent him to the Jets last summer, and if I were them, I'd be making an official complaint to the league about it).

For a counter example - look at Drew Bledsoe, took out a full page ad in a Boston newspaper to thank all the people who supported him during his time at the Patriots after they released him, then gave a real heartfelt thanks when he finally retired at Dallas. A man with true class and a worthy eventual member of Canton.

And I'm a Dolphins fan, so I automatically dislike anything to do with the Patriots :D.

Hmm, rather than an All-Pro team, how about an All-Me-Me-Me-Team? Could have Favre throwing to Terrell Owens, Randy Moss and Antonio Cromartie.

Plaxico Burress - aside from the basic parts of his case (the "wisdom" of carrying a concealed firearm in a public place, let alone everything else about it), considering that his self-inflicted injury happened on weekend of the first anniversary of the (eventual) fatal shooting of Sean Taylor (and remember, the following weekend the Giants were at the Redskins for Sean Taylor's memorial game and induction to the Redskins ring of honour), I've no sympathy for him.

Same for Stallworth - although Roger Goodell's suspended him for this season (without pay IIRC) for a serious breach of the NFL's code of player conduct.

And then Vick - what he did was completely reprehensible.

But he has served his time, as mandated by the courts, and the Eagles haven't exactly picked him up for mega-bucks (although I had a feeling he'd go to the Pats as a backup in case Tom Brady gets the jitters about his knee the moment opposition linebackers start getting close to him), and most of what he's going to earn will go straight to his creditors.

Although as Tony Kornheiser once said on a MNF football game, he'd better be able to say "I'm sorry for what I did" 1000 times a day in every single language on Earth, and mean it...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k August 20, 2009, 11:33:39 AM
Well said.  Although I think we shall simply have to agree to disagree :)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M August 20, 2009, 04:43:12 PM
Well said.  Although I think we shall simply have to agree to disagree :)

Fair enough. :)

Although on one of the other subjects, it's just broken that Plaxico's plea bargained to 2 years prison, with two years mandatory supervision afterwards. He was facing 3 1/2 years minimum if it went to trial.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k August 20, 2009, 05:06:55 PM
Although on one of the other subjects, it's just broken that Plaxico's plea bargained to 2 years prison

Thanks for the heads-up on this one Chris.  I am much less annoyed to hear he is accepting some responsibility for the very silly thing he did.

Remember kids - carrying loaded firearms (especially illegal ones) in the waistband of your pants is a very bad idea! :blink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON August 21, 2009, 09:45:05 PM
Water companies  :hmmm
I reported a leak under the footpath at the end of my driveway yesterday afternoon. I was told it will take between 3 -5 working days for someone to come out and determine what the problem is ........... err a broken pipe by any chance ?  :scratchhead: The repair should then be carried out within 15 days !
I went to have a look this afternoon when I got up and it has gone from a damp patch to a steady trickle pushing up sand from the kerb edge and the tarmac path is starting to crack and lift. Now I don't wish to rush Anglian Water but last time this happened on the opposite side of the road, the pavement collapsed
and several thousand litres of water went down the hill to the bottom of the road flooding some manholes and knocking the phonelines out for 3 days !
Oh, this is the same company who sent a leaflet round about conserving water and what a great job they are doing about fixing leaks.............................. :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Darknight August 22, 2009, 12:19:37 AM
Remember kids - carrying loaded firearms (especially illegal ones) in the waistband of your pants is a very bad idea! :blink:

Carrying anything in the waistband of your pants is a very bad idea - it makes you look like a dork.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON August 22, 2009, 05:23:59 PM
Still no Anglian Water.............. we have small stones and gravel comming up now and an ominous looking  dip in the footpath - I'm off to see if my brother still has his kayak in the garage - I reckon  I could use it down the hill by morning !  :silly
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: )(ENOLOGY August 29, 2009, 05:13:51 AM
Canker sores, F***ing stupid!

Wow, DRAGON, that must be one damn waterlogged company. :yup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme August 29, 2009, 10:51:37 AM
I have been informed by my water company that I have a leak on my water main and as its on my property it's my responsibility to get it fixed within eight days otherwise they will do it themselves and charge me a fortune. Not one local company wants the job and apparently neither does the water company. It's the end of August everyones away on holiday.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: )(ENOLOGY August 31, 2009, 11:59:19 PM
"Our pipes, your problem" goes their slogan, eh?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Martini Henrie September 01, 2009, 03:05:57 PM
Looking on Autotrader for a new car (Finding out I can only afford a heap of crap)  :swear:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Darknight September 01, 2009, 03:12:01 PM
And Cash For Clunkers just ended, too :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso September 01, 2009, 05:30:23 PM
Admiral Car Insurance...they REALLY P*** me off :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON September 01, 2009, 08:54:26 PM
Still have a water leak and some very deepholes where we have had to drive over it to get up the driveway - someone did come out last friday and spray blue paint around it and stick an "Anglian water aware " sign in my conifer tree.............. don't know why they needed the blue paint it's pretty bleedin' obvious where the leak is  :roll:
Oh and the road surface is starting to crack up now.................................. :popcorn:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: greenstuff_gav September 02, 2009, 04:11:12 PM
going to the bank to setup / alter some standing orders then find out the next day the useless inbreds have somehow cancelled all your cards  :swear:

and now the electric meter is beeping with hunger...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon September 02, 2009, 06:20:42 PM
Modem blowing up over the weekend thankfully new modem arrived today however the first tech forgot to register it with my wireless. 1 call to an Indian call center sorted it though
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman September 02, 2009, 06:25:14 PM
People who are pissed off at the world for no good reason.

(And no, that is not referring to anyone on this thread.)

The whole "angry youth/mad as hell/I'm POed at 'da man'" routine is so dang old already.  The whole crotch grabbing/finger waving/act as if you've got anger issues drives me crazy.

What is to be so mad at?  That people don't want to be around you? 

PEOPLE DON'T WANT YOU AROUND SINCE YOU'RE ALWAYS MAD ABOUT SOMETHING!!!!!!

You all know what I'm talking about.  Those over-the-top types who scream from the highest heights about all that is "unjust" in the world when it really is something completely trivial.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: greenstuff_gav September 02, 2009, 06:34:09 PM
PEOPLE DON'T WANT YOU AROUND SINCE YOU'RE ALWAYS MAD ABOUT SOMETHING!!!!!!
:metoo:

and those who type all in caps  :lmao:
(just kidding.. caps helps to vent, doesn't it? :D almost soothing :) )
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Tasker September 03, 2009, 10:01:39 PM
Not really a thing that piddles me off, but more of a WTF?

Just saw an advert for Oxford writing pads, and their main selling point is that you can write on both sides of the paper...  :nuts:
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: Hasslefriesian September 03, 2009, 10:02:27 PM
 :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: )(ENOLOGY September 03, 2009, 10:03:28 PM
Here's one: Advertisements aimed to target dumb schitts. :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu September 04, 2009, 03:22:42 AM
Spending several hours last night and a couple this morning trying to remove a trojan and fake virus detection software from my home PC. Beware 'Proof Defender 2009', the b'stard locked my real virus protection software and kept causing crashes of internet browsers so I couldn't look up a solution.

It installed itself via a very realistic, but fake Windows Firewall trojan detection window.

Arghhh!  :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M September 04, 2009, 12:42:54 PM
Here's one: Advertisements aimed to target dumb schitts. :lol:
Do you mean the "blind with science" ones, especially those for cosmetics? Breakfast cereals have started doing the same.

I'm sure wholegrain is really good for you, but unless you explain why, it's pointless information. Might as well say it could help repair the ozone layer as well.

What about car adverts that are almost music videos, and tell you nothing about the car?
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: )(ENOLOGY September 04, 2009, 09:55:03 PM
Well I was just referring to the fact that the Oxford writing pad made it blatantly obvious that you could use both sides of the paper. Wasn't this already common knowledge? :shrug:. Maybe I'm just the only one who's always used both sides of my writing surfaces to conserve paper?

But you speak truth as well.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON September 04, 2009, 10:35:22 PM
Well I was just referring to the fact that the Oxford writing pad made it blatantly obvious that you could use both sides of the paper.
It could be worse - Oxford could start selling toilet paper............ :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Darknight September 04, 2009, 10:37:49 PM
I think there might be a whole generation of people who are used to printing work on paper, and hence only using one side of the paper - and thinking that is normal. I grew up printing on both sides of the paper (with a printer you had to manually load sheets into one at a time, like a typewriter - very similar method, too!) and writing on both sides.

Back in the glory days when "people knew how to deal with witchcraft" as a picture posted on another thread describes them, people would write on both sides, and write several times on the same side - writing upside-down and rotated through 90 degrees, too!

When I write in an Oxford book or similar, though, I actually only write on one side (the right of the pad) and save the other side for edits, notes, replacements etc. etc. So, I guess I do use both sides, just not as they might think . . .
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis September 05, 2009, 08:59:56 PM
Do you mean the "blind with science" ones

Like the one where Flora tries to get Carol Vorderman to scientifically explain how Proactive is good for you by writing, in large letters with a thick marker, 'lowers cholesterol' or somesuch? :D

I'm sure wholegrain is really good for you...

Nestle ads that rabbit on about how their wholegrain cereals are great for your kids, but neglect to mention all the sugar and skyhigh levels of salt in 'em. :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman September 05, 2009, 11:12:33 PM
Getting all my Space Marine's assembled for Space Hulk, grab the 'new' can of primer I just bought, open up the lid only to find its been used.


A LOT!!!


Grrrrr.   :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Balgin Stondraeg September 05, 2009, 11:21:09 PM
Not really a thing that piddles me off, but more of a WTF?

Just saw an advert for Oxford writing pads, and their main selling point is that you can write on both sides of the paper...  :nuts:

Yeah, I saw that and thought "but come on, we learned this at school years ago. What wally only writes on one side? Apparently loads of wallies but it still doesn't make sense.
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: freakinacage September 05, 2009, 11:29:04 PM
Do you mean the "blind with science" ones

Like the one where Flora tries to get Carol Vorderman to scientifically explain how Proactive is good for you by writing, in large letters with a thick marker, 'lowers cholesterol' or somesuch? :D
rofl, yeah. also have you notice you can't buy any kind of cosmetic cream now? they all have to be a creme (with the accents) or there is a vowel missing of the end, like 'activ'. honestly illiteracy is bad enough and thats the only reading some kids do
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: Balgin Stondraeg September 05, 2009, 11:38:27 PM
I don't care how many yoghurt adverts you show me for Actimel. Biffidus still won't sound like a genuine latin word (especialy when you follow it with regularis of activum).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: james sequeira September 05, 2009, 11:43:30 PM
Working on Mimiron hardmode for 2hrs only for my ISP to screw me over arggggggggg.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium September 06, 2009, 11:52:42 PM
DVB. Right now I can't see 17 out of 28 channels! So much for "the future of TV". :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind September 07, 2009, 11:30:04 AM
I don't care how many yoghurt adverts you show me for Actimel. Biffidus still won't sound like a genuine latin word (especialy when you follow it with regularis of activum).
:metoo: :metoo:
Here this advertising is a plague.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman October 05, 2009, 09:02:20 PM
People who keep going back to a point after being warned not to go there; and then successfully get someone else's thread locked because of their stubborness when told to "drop it."

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: weareblind October 06, 2009, 10:41:17 AM
People who keep going back to a point after being warned not to go there; and then successfully get someone else's thread locked because of their stubborness when told to "drop it."



To be a troll is a job, don't you know it?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian October 06, 2009, 10:43:15 AM
Stop it, please, children :tsk:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake October 06, 2009, 11:10:11 AM
Losing an online auction that I really wanted to win but didn't have the cash! :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
especially when I hadbeen winning for 4 days and then those last minute people come along (even though I'm sometimes guilty of that, but I'm allowed to be hypocritical I'm ranting :lol:)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman October 06, 2009, 01:53:27 PM
Stop it, please, children :tsk:

I'm done with it Kev.  I just figured since I opened the thread; and didn't get a chance to say anything with its closure; I needed to get it off my chest and now time to move on.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: carsjr October 06, 2009, 02:21:20 PM
Losing an online auction that I really wanted to win but didn't have the cash! :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
especially when I hadbeen winning for 4 days and then those last minute people come along (even though I'm sometimes guilty of that, but I'm allowed to be hypocritical I'm ranting :lol:)

I feel your pain! 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium October 06, 2009, 03:31:28 PM
Reaper Miniatures releasing new paints but not showing some samples to get an idea of what they look like.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso October 06, 2009, 04:42:40 PM
Ordering miniatures from a company I'd not normally order from, especially for a WWI school project that my son is doing...and the miniatures not turning up after two weeks!

I tell you what, it is very easy to get complacent with the excellent service that the FoD companies provide...it really is.


EDIT- I contacted Renegade (the company I ordered the minis from) and got a very prompt apology for the delay but they were run ragged by a sale that they were running due to not anticipating the response.  From what I understand, Renegade are usually very good with sending out parcels...so please don't take this as a dig at Renegade Miniatures.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: ballistic_bro October 06, 2009, 09:00:18 PM
 :metoo:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin October 08, 2009, 05:21:11 PM
Asking a question on a forum and having a load of responses not to the question I asked but to the one people thing I asked because they didn't read the post properly.

Not only that but the responses are often dismissive or patronising, and when i try and point out the real question the respondednt s start to argue that i'm asking he wrong question.

What's with that?
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: Inso October 08, 2009, 05:37:26 PM
I'm not happy about not sleeping :(.  I'm going to have to go back to the doctor's and get sorted with some tablets or something...I am dead on my feet at the moment...I don't like going to the doctor's about it because they keep trying to send me on stress management courses (which are away from home...which would stress me out due to my wife being poorly at the moment).  It isn't stress keeping me awake...it's ideas...

BUT on the bright side...I am currently as mad as a box of frogs!  So all this sleep deprivation is extremely entertaining for everyone at work :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso October 08, 2009, 05:44:01 PM
Asking a question on a forum and having a load of responses; not to the question I asked but to the one people think I asked because they didn't read the post properly.

Not only that but the responses are often dismissive or patronising, and when I try and point out the real question the respondents start to argue that I'm asking the wrong question.

What's with that?

I had to read that three times before I understood it ;). 

I think the recent trend for September/October is 'off topic posts'...it is annoying but what can you do except try and drag it back on topic with a resigned air.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin October 08, 2009, 06:57:44 PM
I think the recent trend for September/October is 'off topic posts'...it is annoying but what can you do except try and drag it back on topic with a resigned air.

It wasn't so much off topic posts that were getting to me it was people who i think were TRYING to be helpful, but completely missed the point of the threads because they hadn't read them!

And i'm not suggesting this is only the FoD - its worse elsewhere IMO.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: james sequeira October 12, 2009, 01:15:39 PM
Cocky school kids  :explodinghead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hatherley October 30, 2009, 10:17:34 PM
Parents who insist on sending their children to school with colds etc. on my bus, resulting in me having a cold and cough all half-term week :tantrum: thus preventing me doing as much as I'd have liked.
On the plus side, I've got my wireless broadband up and running today and started using my new laptop online.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: falela October 31, 2009, 12:00:53 AM
The Chinese government blocks/censors alot of the websites, including all popular image hosting site. Can't see the pretty pictures people post  :grrr:
(I am on business trip there right now)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso October 31, 2009, 12:56:43 AM
...you should try Saudi or Kuwait!  Even Hasslefree Miniatures was censored!

It sucks not being able to see photo-bucket etc...but it will just mean that there is even more to look forward to when you go home :mrgreen:.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin October 31, 2009, 01:26:43 AM
yeah Saudi was bad...  technically dry too!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso October 31, 2009, 04:01:20 AM
I'll tell you what I hate...being awake at this hour :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lowtardog October 31, 2009, 03:33:30 PM
Losing an online auction that I really wanted to win but didn't have the cash! :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
especially when I hadbeen winning for 4 days and then those last minute people come along (even though I'm sometimes guilty of that, but I'm allowed to be hypocritical I'm ranting :lol:)

I feel your pain! 
Conversely winning an auction which you only bid on through impulse and regret
: Re: things that really p** you off
: almostsilentbob October 31, 2009, 04:19:13 PM
Losing an online auction that I really wanted to win but didn't have the cash! :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
especially when I hadbeen winning for 4 days and then those last minute people come along (even though I'm sometimes guilty of that, but I'm allowed to be hypocritical I'm ranting :lol:)
after you've spent 2 years looking for said item, to be bid sniped at the 5 sec mark.................
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso October 31, 2009, 04:24:11 PM
...or bidding on a lot of items with no expectation of winning them...only to win them all and discover that you have spent over 125-00 on model kits without taking into account postage and the fact that you didn't read the payment note properly; leading to a 12-00 extra payment for the use of Western Union...

That was my first use of E-bay and I have learned a lot since then :mrgreen:!

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold October 31, 2009, 04:58:22 PM
Checking your bank account only to find the bank have paid your direct debt twice leaving no money to fill the car and get more figs :blub:  :tantrum: then being told they cant do any thing about it until next week  :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme October 31, 2009, 08:06:16 PM
I have dropped my blacklight and shattered the bulb on Halloween, none of my glow in the dark stuff is of use tonight. :tantrum: :blub:

On the plus side the local trick or treaters tell me I have' the coolest house decorations'.  muahahahaha
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON November 02, 2009, 07:41:34 PM
Checking your bank account only to find the bank have paid your direct debt twice leaving no money to fill the car and get more figs :blub:  :tantrum: then being told they cant do any thing about it until next week  :tantrum: :tantrum:
Having to see a financial advisor at the bank for an hour just to open a new current account - only I would have if she hadn't rung in sick. They apologised and said they had tried to reach me  - funny that,  I left my house at 9.10 and was stood in the branch at 9.25  for a 9.30 appointment.............. :grrr:
It doesn't help that last night was shift number 10 in a row as the person who covers the two nights when I'm not there isn't well -she is quite ill involving hospital visits so I'm not angry with her it's just this is the second time in the last six months this has happened - you would have thought somebody could organise some cover instead of relying on me all the damned time !  :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Wildheart November 02, 2009, 08:20:32 PM
Interviewing for a job that you are perfectly qualified and experienced to do, only to find that the job has gone to the "Temp*" who was doing it anyway, as it was company policy to advertise all vacancies.  :grrr:
Has happened to me three times this year, not a happy bunny!!!  :swear:

* (Nothing against Temps, been one, put up with the crap, etc...)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold November 02, 2009, 08:37:14 PM
The way that bills always seem to slip thought the postal strike but the stuff your waiting for never seems to arrive  :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake November 03, 2009, 03:24:37 AM
Interviewing for a job that you are perfectly qualified and experienced to do, only to find that the job has gone to the "Temp*" who was doing it anyway, as it was company policy to advertise all vacancies.  :grrr:
Has happened to me three times this year, not a happy bunny!!!  :swear:

* (Nothing against Temps, been one, put up with the crap, etc...)

I think the world is trying to tell you to be a temp first so that you can p*ss someone else off by getting the job when it goes up for grabs.
Good luck for future job hunting though!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake November 05, 2009, 02:46:00 AM
Students swearing at me. What sort of idiotic student wags school and then comes to school to hang out with his mates :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: MightyAl November 05, 2009, 03:01:04 PM
Students swearing at me. What sort of idiotic student wags school and then comes to school to hang out with his mates :tantrum: :tantrum:
I'm going to go with "the kind whose mother had a craving for flakes of lead-based paint during pregnancy".
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 08, 2009, 08:54:21 AM
Students swearing at me. What sort of idiotic student wags school and then comes to school to hang out with his mates :tantrum: :tantrum:
I'm going to go with "the kind whose mother had a craving for flakes of lead-based paint during pregnancy".

I'd agree. Working with kids with sociopsychological difficulties I've discovered they ALLWAYS turn up. They turn up to swear at us, to throw things at us, to abuse themselves, their classmates and schoolstaff in all manners possible BUT they are very rarely away from school. It's one of the few safe havens in their messed up lives so they still allways turn up in lack of better alternatives despite the fact that they hate school to.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake November 08, 2009, 09:00:02 AM
He came back to me the next day and apologised for swearing at me. Makes me feel less angry when I see him now at least.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon November 08, 2009, 08:58:22 PM
Going to the doctors with severe kidney pains, being told yes you have a problem with the kidney. Fine... A year long battery of tests ranging from painful to embarrassing. The specialists have now told me that yes there is a treatment but no I cant have it as it would lead to further complications. So I essentially have to go through life more or less in constant pain. Grrr!!!!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake November 09, 2009, 02:21:22 AM
If it's anything like kidney stones I feel your pain. Ouch!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon November 09, 2009, 11:43:44 AM
it is a pocket of skin just inside the kidney sometimes it blocks it entirely. The doctors thought it was kidney stones at first.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold November 09, 2009, 04:12:38 PM
My back went Saturday morning i spent the whole weekend in pain no amount of pain killers helped, could hardly move without pain. Was not looking forward to work today but within 2 hours of getting there it cleared up :swear: typical :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake November 09, 2009, 07:06:49 PM
Looking on the brightside though, better than an eight hour day of pain.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso November 13, 2009, 11:31:01 AM
Being off work at the most important of times (lots of aircraft functional tests going on that I should be signing off...someone else had to do it and I'm not happy that I couldn't) with Bronchitis...and not being well enough to have the enthusiasm to work on my hobbies :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 13, 2009, 02:29:53 PM
At the moment? Bad things happening to good people. It's starting to get tired.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 16, 2009, 06:32:00 PM
Just ending 30 odd ebay auctions and starting the process of priting out postage labels only to find out that the buy postage function in pay pal isn't working. Meaning i now have hand write all the address and what's worse take tim eout to got to a fecking post office tomorrow and stand around while they way every parcel and stick labels on them!

: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON November 16, 2009, 07:11:49 PM
Having to work 27 nights with 3 nights off.............. :hypnotised:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 16, 2009, 08:28:28 PM
and on another ebay theme... people that freely bid an item up to maybe 3 times what i believe its worth and then message you to say "its not worth that much i'll offer you half."

i just reach for the payment dispute button.

grrrr
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers November 16, 2009, 09:32:52 PM
aquaplaning at 80mph
threat of redundancy when your company is bought out
useless childminders
being stressed out all the time and taking it out on innocent bystanders
in-laws visiting when you are knackered
crappy loan work laptops
useless ineffective managers
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k November 16, 2009, 10:51:36 PM
Redundancy tomorrow :erm:

Anyone in need of an experienced software engineer who also has a number of published gaming articles, drop me a PM and I'l forward my CV!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: pete-h November 17, 2009, 12:17:45 AM
Ouch keeper40k - went through the same thing last week and I'm a software engineer too. Really nice just before Xmas...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ryan November 17, 2009, 12:34:17 AM
crashing my mates car, i don't even have a license (why would he let me drive)  :lmao:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k November 17, 2009, 01:06:45 AM
Ouch keeper40k - went through the same thing last week and I'm a software engineer too. Really nice just before Xmas...

Yeah, could be a lot better, couldn't it?  Still, I'm kinda looking forward to spending Christmas with the kids without worrying about work at all :)  About the only thing to look forward to right now!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 17, 2009, 02:37:57 AM
Well, I thought a could add a bit to this, but before posting I read all that I had missed.  Mine's not so horrendous by comparison. 

I had a flat tyre on my way to work.  They were old and I expected it.  I got out of the canyon I was driving and changed the wheel with my full-size spare.  Four new tyres and alignment.  They gave me a loaner for a day and a walnut dropped on the windscreen and broke it.  In the end, $250US for glass that's not even mine.  When I got my car back, they had left the flat tyre in the boot.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso November 17, 2009, 09:26:34 AM
I am p***ed off because I STILL have Bronchitis and I need some antibiotics...BUT of course, doctors won't give anyone antibiotics because of the immunity worry...so I've just been signed off work for another bleeping week and I still fell like c**p.  I need to be at work :(...there is too much going on that I am missing :(...

As for the redundancy thing, I am very sorry to hear it Keeper :(.  I know it is awful timing and a huge worry but you never know, it may be an opportunity that you weren't expecting.  When one door closes, another one opens.  Good luck with your job search and I hope you enjoy this Christmas at home with your family.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON November 17, 2009, 12:34:21 PM
Oh joy !  :tantrum: I am not working 27 nights anymore - it's only 25 ! And could I start my holiday next week 2 days early on friday and come back 2 days early - just in time to do another 7 nights in a row ! :swear:
I should have said no but like an idiot I said yes  :scratchhead: I am so tired at the moment anytime off is a bonus in fact I should be asleep now - but I can't.  :faint:
Hell I'm even letting Boy racers take liberties on the forecourt at night - maybe if they hit something and blow the place up I could get some proper rest.............. :thinks:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat November 17, 2009, 04:23:50 PM
Having to wait a week to hear if I got a job I barely want to begin with.

Needing the job I barely want to begin with.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 19, 2009, 02:06:55 PM
Racists.

Such ignorance is inexcusable.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 19, 2009, 02:18:05 PM
Racists.

Such ignorance is inexcusable.
Different, yet related: the ignorant individuals (I work with children) who label "racist" anything that's not to their liking.  I'm frustrated by the trivialisation of a serious issue.  Then they turn round and spew homophobic idiocies.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 19, 2009, 02:27:14 PM
people who use the phrase "i'm not racist but..."

people to dumb to realise when they are being prejudiced.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 19, 2009, 02:29:19 PM
people too dumb to realise when they are being prejudiced.
Well, I know when I am.  I can't abide proud, boastful ignorance.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Cait Sidhe November 19, 2009, 02:45:32 PM
people who use the phrase "i'm not racist but..."

Then they'll top it off with the "...I have lots of black/asian friends so how can I be racist!". There was a real classic, I can't remember where I saw it, where the poster proudly said he even lets them use his bathroom!  :roll:

Generally if a post starts with "I'm not [insert random negative attribute] but..." I generally stop reading.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon November 19, 2009, 03:36:54 PM
I used to be somewhat intolerant I'll be the first to admit that. However when I realised I was I went out of my way to correct it. I had always thought I was pretty tolerant I now have overcome my inherent prejudices. You never realise just how much of an impact growing up within a certain atmosphere can have on you culturally.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban November 19, 2009, 04:19:45 PM
I hate getting branded racist just because you don't like someone:
"Got something against (insert race/colour/creed) people do you?"
NO! I have something against YOU personally! I don't care that you're (insert race/colour/creed), just that you're a  :swear: -ing  :swear: -hole! Every other (insert race/colour/creed) I've met is a perfectly reasonable human being.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ryan November 19, 2009, 05:17:19 PM
 :metoo:

i hate everybody equally to avoid being branded a racist  muahahahaha
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 19, 2009, 05:45:53 PM
people who use the phrase "i'm not racist but..."

Then they'll top it off with the "...I have lots of black/asian friends so how can I be racist!". There was a real classic, I can't remember where I saw it, where the poster proudly said he even lets them use his bathroom!  :roll:

Generally if a post starts with "I'm not [insert random negative attribute] but..." I generally stop reading.


Or the phrase "Hell I'm a foreigner, how can I be racist!?" That's commonly used to, heard it from quite a few turkish, polish and finnish racists resident in Sweden.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon November 19, 2009, 06:36:32 PM
First time in a multiplayer FPS where everyone guns the noob. Campers at respawn points Gah!!! :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman November 19, 2009, 07:13:37 PM
I hate getting branded racist just because you don't like someone:
"Got something against (insert race/colour/creed) people do you?"
NO! I have something against YOU personally! I don't care that you're (insert race/colour/creed), just that you're a  :swear: -ing  :swear: -hole! Every other (insert race/colour/creed) I've met is a perfectly reasonable human being.

On a similar vein; those who say I have no idea how it is to have it rough; since I'm white.....

I'm sorry, I didn't know that its easier to be out of money when you're white.  For the life of me; I never get a free meal just by showing up and being white at a resturant.....
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood November 19, 2009, 09:52:14 PM
when things go really wrong.... healthwise  8::: got to go to the hospital first thing in the morning as an emergency case to see a surgeon
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban November 19, 2009, 09:55:46 PM
when things go really wrong.... healthwise  8::: got to go to the hospital first thing in the morning as an emergency case to see a surgeon

Good luck, fellah!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi November 19, 2009, 10:39:20 PM
Faulty diagnosises when you DO get to a hospital.
I went a good many years ago in Shotts (small town between Glasgow and Edinburgh) because I had taken a fall from the fourth floor. I crawled in, they checked briefly said "sprained ankle" and gave me crutches. Two weeks later I had to get back to Sweden (still couldn't walk) because my interrail card was expiring. I had to crawl unto  EVERY train between Shotts and Stockholm and in the hospital there it turned out both heels had multiple fractures and had healed pretty badly. What can I say, I'll never be a long distance runner (still can walk far without problems though) and the knees have taken damage because of it...
 :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 20, 2009, 01:06:19 AM
Generally if a post starts with "I'm not [insert random negative attribute] but..." I generally stop reading.


I'm not a fan of Powered Armour / Walking Robots / Motor Bikes in combat (delete as appropriate) but..."

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Cait Sidhe November 20, 2009, 02:10:33 AM
Generally if a post starts with "I'm not [insert random negative attribute] but..." I generally stop reading.
I'm not a fan of Powered Armour / Walking Robots / Motor Bikes in combat (delete as appropriate) but..."

Well that doesn't really work the same as it's kind of the opposite in that it implies your about to make a positive statement regarding those subjects.  :wry:

Though come to think of I see what you did there...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 20, 2009, 03:02:42 AM
I think what Brandlin meant to say was:  "I don't have anything against flyers but they really only serve the purpose of providing a very cool subject for a diorama.  Otherwise they do nothing for me."



I love mine, personally.  I think I have finally dedcided how I'll deal with the landing gear.  Photos in a year, but don't push me on that.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood November 20, 2009, 10:05:18 AM
when things go really wrong.... healthwise  8::: got to go to the hospital first thing in the morning as an emergency case to see a surgeon

Good luck, fellah!

thanks Caerban ...... looks like i'm not seeing him today..he's not there  :roll: now i have to see someone later  :paranoid2:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: MightyAl November 20, 2009, 10:37:03 AM
Losing a bit of paper with a number I need to call on it.
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: Bodhi November 20, 2009, 02:22:26 PM
I've lost my avatar!!! :tantrum: And haven't got the password for my photobucket account - which is connected to my old mail adress so it doesn't seem the easiest thing to retrieve it  :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 23, 2009, 11:36:37 PM
Getting a fine for speeding on my way to a doctor's appointment for an examination the doc thinks may be pancreatic cancer.  I can't even pay $15/month to have fun as it is.  How am I going to pay for a fine? (or health care, if need be?)  Naff!
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: Hasslefriesian November 25, 2009, 09:40:38 AM
That's bad news, Eric. Keep us posted.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood November 25, 2009, 01:50:55 PM
Getting a fine for speeding on my way to a doctor's appointment for an examination the doc thinks may be pancreatic cancer.  I can't even pay $15/month to have fun as it is.  How am I going to pay for a fine? (or health care, if need be?)  Naff!

 :whaaa: don't really know what to say to that..  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 25, 2009, 02:20:37 PM
I'm hoping for results today after another examination.  Meanwhile, I've found this from a respectable clinic here:

Pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis, even when diagnosed early. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in its early stages, which is a major reason why it's a leading cause of cancer death. Signs and symptoms may not appear until pancreatic cancer is quite advanced and surgical removal isn't possible.
  I could really do with it being a different diagnosis. 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso November 25, 2009, 05:17:25 PM
I hope for your sake, that it is a different diagnosis!  That is one tough break...I hope things turn out for the better, I really do.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind November 25, 2009, 05:21:50 PM
My God Sagunt, what a bad news... please tell us what's going on next days.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 25, 2009, 10:45:02 PM
A quick look at results: it appears normal, thoug we don't have an explanation for what's going on.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON November 25, 2009, 10:52:18 PM
Fingers crossed for you mate.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 25, 2009, 11:25:12 PM
stay positive mate - its amazing what the human body can fight off if you want it to.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M November 26, 2009, 09:39:28 AM
And some of us (myself included) think we've got problems...  :shrug:

If I can offer one thing, try and remember this - Cancer's only a word, it's not a sentence.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind November 26, 2009, 12:46:24 PM
If I can offer one thing, try and remember this - Cancer's only a word, it's not a sentence.
Fu***ng true. And excuse me for the bad word. My mother lives with a brain cancer. Discovered 5 years ago because her sight, in a single moment, became reversed (as in a glass). Reason: pressure of the cancer against optical nerves.
Thanks to a very high level surgery technique, named "cyberknife", today she's ok, but she'll live to the end with this dark guest inside (it cannot be totally eliminated).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberknife
The first UK CyberKnife was opened at The Harley Street Clinic in February 2009.

We have in Italy 3 ot them, and in Milan (30 km from my house, thanks God) from the year 2007.

So Sagunt kick the fat ass of the enemy!!!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon November 26, 2009, 04:01:32 PM
wish you all the best m8 had a cancer scare myself last year so I know what your going through.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt November 26, 2009, 04:11:40 PM
Cheers, all.  I don't know when I'll get to spend time with my regular doc to go over things c arefully but for now at least I'm holding on to the fact that the initial assessment says no pancreatic cancer.  My sense is that nearly anything else will be easier to deal with.  Until I know what that may be, I'm simply giddy that it's not PC.  :lalala:

Now back to our regularly scheduled complaints though today I have none.  I must say though, that I was put to wondering what I would do with my time if I had only a year or two to live.  I do know that it would not be in the classroom as I've been doing.  (...but perhaps that's a different thread.)
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: hawkins November 26, 2009, 06:07:03 PM
Great news Sagunt. im sad to say my grandmother passed away with Bowel cancer that spread all over including the pancreas last year. so im happy as hell someone else has dodged the bullet. Cancer i dont need to tell you is nasty, and more than half of my relitives have died from it, or had it. Though a ray of hope is that a good few have beaten it.
Eitehr way im happy for you. cheers mate.  :cheers:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon November 26, 2009, 07:20:45 PM
yeah it sucks the way the big C can run in families. Keeps me awake at night worrying
: Re: things that really p** you off
: grekwood November 26, 2009, 09:55:29 PM
that's a bit of good news Eric, glad it's not PC  :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin November 27, 2009, 02:02:30 AM
having 30 ebay auctions running with an average of 10 5 watchers on each auction...believeing there'll be a mad money making sniping war in the last minute only to have nothing happen and have 25 of the auction finish without any bids.

harumph

edit: sorry i typed this before i read the posts above. I wish you the best furtune with your diagnosis Sagunt. Whatever it is come at it fighting...
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: Frontman November 27, 2009, 03:11:17 AM
Cheers, all.  I don't know when I'll get to spend time with my regular doc to go over things c arefully but for now at least I'm holding on to the fact that the initial assessment says no pancreatic cancer.  My sense is that nearly anything else will be easier to deal with.  Until I know what that may be, I'm simply giddy that it's not PC.  :lalala:

Now back to our regularly scheduled complaints though today I have none.  I must say though, that I was put to wondering what I would do with my time if I had only a year or two to live.  I do know that it would not be in the classroom as I've been doing.  (...but perhaps that's a different thread.)

All of you know how important the fight against cancer is to me and mine.  Glad to hear it isn't the big "C" word; but stay strong all the same and fight whatever it is you're dealing with.

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: Hasslefriesian November 27, 2009, 10:14:51 AM
Talking of cancer scares, does anyone have any information about Chris Passeno?

I've been thinking about him for a couple of months now and he's not been online since March of this year so I assume he lost his battle with his tumour a while ago.
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: Toosh November 27, 2009, 11:02:46 AM
Wow some serious stuff here.  Glad to hear that the news was good Sagunt - the only time a 'negative' is a positive :D.  There must have been much relief all round and I hope that whatever ails you can be fixed quickly :)

@Kev - I'm sorry to say I don't think I know who that is - what is his Forum name?  I wasn't aware that someone else here was also unwell, but my thoughts go out to him and his family.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 27, 2009, 11:50:06 AM
"Chris Passeno" is his usename on the FoD. He posted in this thread (around page 20 or so, IIRC) about his terminal tumour at the start of the year.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON November 27, 2009, 12:53:20 PM
Page 23.
I just clicked his online portfolio link and it came up page not found - not a good sign  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold November 28, 2009, 11:00:55 AM
getting a bill for over 200 quid from a certain numbered  mobile phone company that we stopped using over 3 years ago  :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian November 29, 2009, 08:45:30 PM
I have a feeling that Gi6ers will be along aaaaaaany moment now :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers November 29, 2009, 08:58:21 PM
I have a feeling that Gi6ers will be along aaaaaaany moment now :whistle:

I'll paraphrase my Frothers post.

A naughty man in a motor car reversed into my motor car as I was buying some happy juice and then the naughty little fella buggered off at a rate of knots leaving my car a bit crinkled up at the back.

What a naughty man he is.

EDIT: Reading the recent posts puts everything into perspective, it's only a car. 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold December 04, 2009, 10:02:38 PM
I have just spent the last 4 hours painting Edgar (Grymn) then left him to dry forgot to thin down the varnish and put 1st coat on let it dry then second coat, I NOW HAVE TO STRIP HIM AS THERE IS NO DETAIL  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Rob_Bresnen December 04, 2009, 10:30:56 PM
I am generally an apologist for Games workshop, but every time i go into my local store they have run out of standard brushes. I asked the duffus who manages the place what this is all about and he said "well. you know the standard ones are the most popular ones, so they sell out." I mean- excuse me, but if your the shop manager isn't it your job to make sure that ' the most popular' things dont run out by, maybe, ordering more of the? :tantrum:
It didn't help when I had to point out to him that their were at least a dozen empty racks on the paint diplay. Surly, if you work in games workshop, you would think that it would be a good idea not to run out of paints and paint brushes. He offered t have one sent to my house by mail order- Plonker!
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: Brandlin December 05, 2009, 01:15:17 AM
I am generally an apologist for Games workshop, but every time i go into my local store they have run out of standard brushes. I asked the duffus who manages the place what this is all about and he said "well. you know the standard ones are the most popular ones, so they sell out." I mean- excuse me, but if your the shop manager isn't it your job to make sure that ' the most popular' things dont run out by, maybe, ordering more of the? :tantrum:
It didn't help when I had to point out to him that their were at least a dozen empty racks on the paint diplay. Surly, if you work in games workshop, you would think that it would be a good idea not to run out of paints and paint brushes. He offered t have one sent to my house by mail order- Plonker!

this isn't restricted to GW.

even bigger supermarkets have some people running them that either dont understand the basics of supply and demand or are not allowed to decide what happens in their store.  In fact a lot of supermarket managers are rewarded for not "over stocking" ie having more on their shelves than they can sell.

I am a great believer in customer power. Its amazing what you can achieve by talking to the right people, and being clear respectful and vocal. Especially if you are clear respectful and vocal in your feedback in front of a shop full of other customers.

What follows is my conversation yesterday with a store manager of a big out of town supermarket (beginning with S and ending in ainsbury). I'd already spoken to an assistant who basically agreed with my position and suggested i might like to speak to THE BOSS as he never listened to them. It went almost exactly like this...

You dont seem to sell X any more?
Well X wasn't very popular so we stopped stocking it.
What do you mean X wasn't popular? i used to look for it every time i came in and you'd always run out.
Well we only ever sold about 10 of them a week.
and how many did you put on the shelves?
about 10
so you always sold out?
yes
so do you think you could have sold more if you'd had them?
no
why not?
we only allocated enough space on the shelves for 10.
i see and you dont think there is anything remotely suspect about your decision not to stock X any more
no
why?
because since we discontinued it we've had no sales at all so demand has really fallen off.
err... ok... I dont think you can help me. can i speak to the brains of this outfit please?


(ok, so i wasn't proud of having to resort to sarcasm, but at this point  didn't think he was truely grasping my issue.)

at this point in the conversation spontaneous applause broke out and i found i was being clear respectful and vocal in front of about a dozen customers who when asked to put their hands up all suggested that they'd have bought more X if there had been more on the shelves.

i think that was what may have made the store manager mutter something about awkward customers and retreat to his office. Although it may have been the clapping and thumbs up from several members of his staff that did it. Hard to be sure.



: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt December 05, 2009, 01:26:44 AM
You're referring to the Hughes Effect.  When you've hit upon an excellent product, you can rest assured it will be discontinued shortly.  This holds true in numerous industries.  Quality, success and popularity are not rewarded.  The Jarvie Corollary holds that when consumers have identified a suitable second, the first is reintroduced to the market.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 05, 2009, 05:15:55 AM


You dont seem to sell X any more?
Well X wasn't very popular so we stopped stocking it.
What do you mean X wasn't popular? i used to look for it every time i came in and you'd always run out.
Well we only ever sold about 10 of them a week.
and how many did you put on the shelves?
about 10
so you always sold out?
yes
so do you think you could have sold more if you'd had them?
no
why not?
we only allocated enough space on the shelves for 10.
i see and you dont think there is anything remotely suspect about your decision not to stock X any more
no
why?
because since we discontinued it we've had no sales at all so demand has really fallen off.
err... ok... I dont think you can help me. can i speak to the brains of this outfit please?


:lmao: Sorry to laugh at the misfortune but it is quite a funny story. Can't have been much competition for the bosses job during that interview process
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin December 05, 2009, 09:21:32 AM
i did wonder about putting it in the things that make you happy thread... ;)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 05, 2009, 10:46:01 PM
I am generally an apologist for Games workshop, but every time i go into my local store they have run out of standard brushes. I asked the duffus who manages the place what this is all about and he said "well. you know the standard ones are the most popular ones, so they sell out." I mean- excuse me, but if your the shop manager isn't it your job to make sure that ' the most popular' things dont run out by, maybe, ordering more of the? :tantrum:
It didn't help when I had to point out to him that their were at least a dozen empty racks on the paint diplay. Surly, if you work in games workshop, you would think that it would be a good idea not to run out of paints and paint brushes. He offered t have one sent to my house by mail order- Plonker!

In your local GW manager's defense; more often than not its at the distribution level that you see that allocation snafu's.  Our local GW always sold out of a few army books WEEKLY.  But sure enough, they'd send out two to replace them, instead of upping their allotment.
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: Steel Penguin December 06, 2009, 10:26:54 AM
 :metoo:
( modifed to add body of message, tab keys confirm post, not indent para)
Ive a freind ( who shall remain nameless) who has walked inGW on a couple of times and gone " im starting a new army X, and want the following 2of A, 6 packs of B, 4 of vehicle theta, etc." And when told that they dont have some thing in as they sold a blister earlyer in the week ( when you need a certain minimum number of blisters to make the unit, and they dont have enough.), Has gone "fair nough, thats one army you wont sell, ill get a computer game and a couple of books instead" and walked out.
  they need to be able to keep more stock, and they need to keep in enough option to purchase a resonable army.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 06, 2009, 10:40:16 AM
I love to buy EVERYTHING via Internet. So, never entered in a GW shop...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: vampifan December 06, 2009, 11:11:21 AM
I love to buy EVERYTHING via Internet. So, never entered in a GW shop...

You LUCKY man!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 07, 2009, 02:37:25 AM
Recently just been p**sed off by a parent phoning trying to get their kid ff detention because I SAW THEM with my own two eyes kicking in the library door (this is a teacher problem) and then running off after calling them over. Is she trying to teach him that destruction of school property is an acceptible thing.  :tantrum: :tantrum:
All at the end of having a really good day with the class too. :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: MightyAl December 07, 2009, 01:21:56 PM
Recently just been p**sed off by a parent phoning trying to get their kid ff detention because I SAW THEM with my own two eyes kicking in the library door (this is a teacher problem) and then running off after calling them over. Is she trying to teach him that destruction of school property is an acceptible thing.  :tantrum: :tantrum:
All at the end of having a really good day with the class too. :tantrum: :tantrum:
It's an odd thing, that. If that'd been me kicking the door in(not that I'd have got caught doing anything like that), my parents would have left me to do the detention, and then pretty much crucified me when I got home. Now, apparently, teachers are the parent's enemy as well, and their little darlings would never do anything like the thng they were seen doing. Ever.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban December 07, 2009, 03:00:51 PM
Recently just been p**sed off by a parent phoning trying to get their kid ff detention because I SAW THEM with my own two eyes kicking in the library door (this is a teacher problem) and then running off after calling them over. Is she trying to teach him that destruction of school property is an acceptible thing.  :tantrum: :tantrum:
All at the end of having a really good day with the class too. :tantrum: :tantrum:

Perhaps they're only trying it on because he got away... tacitly condoning your use of a taser to stop him next time :)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat December 07, 2009, 06:46:07 PM
Getting turned down for a job I am completely qualified for- while it still hasn't actually been filled.

Seriously, what's a brother gotta do to get a job around here?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 08, 2009, 09:41:30 AM
I used to believe experience and qualifications got people the job, but the addage "It's not what you know but who you know" rings true every time (nearly)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso December 08, 2009, 09:52:08 AM
I would also say that personality counts for a lot in interviews.  I don't know who you are Lorbaat and this is in no way a reflection of you or your circumstances but people conducting interviews will generally know if you are right for the job in the first few minutes of an interview...it can even be as soon as the moment you walk through the door.

Dress, demeanor, attitude, the way you speak, how you address people, what you know about the job you are applying for and many other things will dictate whether you get a job MORE than what is in your CV.

I have always been under the impression that a CV gets you the interview; not the job.  

As for 'what's a brother gotta do to get a job around here?'...maybe you need to see someone about interview techniques, just to give you more of an edge when you go for a job interview.

EDIT:  I forgot to say - don't let the system grind you down Lorbaat.  With a small amount of guidance and your CV, the next job may be just perfect for you and they'll snap you up as soon as they see you...don't lose heart.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M December 08, 2009, 11:52:30 AM
With a small amount of guidance and your CV, the next job may be just perfect for you and they'll snap you up as soon as they see you...don't lose heart.
Agreed, just think that the job wasn't right for you, rather than you not being right for the job.

Unless of course, it's a position where someone's already been earmarked for it internally, they just need to go through the motions of interviewing external people to satisfy their hiring policies.  :roll:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt December 08, 2009, 12:16:08 PM
beefcake, I've got a student who has said: "My mum hates the director and doesn't think half the  things we study at school are worth anything".   ... not one of my top performers.  Why do people set their kids up like that?

I actually suspect those parents may be involved in drug trafficking given some of the things the kid has said.  I just don't know if it's the sort of thing picked up from film and wants a reputation for a thug or real experience.  Some innocently dropped details seem too complete for the former.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 08, 2009, 09:07:33 PM
People who feel the need to critique someone's religious beliefs.  Seriously; if someone does (or doesn't) believe in what you believe; and they're not forcing their beliefs on you, why can't you leave them well enough alone?

Annoys the crapola out of me. 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat December 08, 2009, 10:16:54 PM
I used to believe experience and qualifications got people the job, but the addage "It's not what you know but who you know" rings true every time (nearly)

That didn't help this time, unfortunately.

Recommended for the job by a guy I knew
For a job working with guys I used to work with
doing what was essentially a job I used to manage people doing
interviewed by a guy I TRAINED at an old job

aaaaand, nothing.


Bah.


The bright side is this:  I left the IT world 8 years ago to go to film school.  Now that I'm done, if the only job I can get is back in IT... yeah.  So I will just try to view this as the universe telling me I need to pursue my film work harder instead of picking what really should have been low-lying fruit.

Really, really well-paying low-lying fruit.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu December 09, 2009, 02:25:59 AM
People who feel the need to critique someone's religious beliefs.  Seriously; if someone does (or doesn't) believe in what you believe; and they're not forcing their beliefs on you, why can't you leave them well enough alone?

Annoys the crapola out of me. 

From the other side: People who keep reminding you of their religious beliefs (not you Frontman) when you seriously do not want to know.  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 09, 2009, 02:28:21 AM
I used to believe experience and qualifications got people the job, but the addage "It's not what you know but who you know" rings true every time (nearly)

That didn't help this time, unfortunately.

Recommended for the job by a guy I knew
For a job working with guys I used to work with
doing what was essentially a job I used to manage people doing
interviewed by a guy I TRAINED at an old job

aaaaand, nothing.


Bah.


The bright side is this:  I left the IT world 8 years ago to go to film school.  Now that I'm done, if the only job I can get is back in IT... yeah.  So I will just try to view this as the universe telling me I need to pursue my film work harder instead of picking what really should have been low-lying fruit.

Really, really well-paying low-lying fruit.

I stand corrected :D
beefcake, I've got a student who has said: "My mum hates the director and doesn't think half the  things we study at school are worth anything".   ... not one of my top performers.  Why do people set their kids up like that?

I actually suspect those parents may be involved in drug trafficking given some of the things the kid has said.  I just don't know if it's the sort of thing picked up from film and wants a reputation for a thug or real experience.  Some innocently dropped details seem too complete for the former.

It's sad but true, kids are losing their innocence all to quickly these days. I had a school social (dance) last night and 12 year old girls were texting their high-school boyfriends to meet them outside the venue. Shouldn't say any more on that matter as it could (but most likely not at all) brew trouble for me.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 09, 2009, 02:39:35 AM
People who feel the need to critique someone's religious beliefs.  Seriously; if someone does (or doesn't) believe in what you believe; and they're not forcing their beliefs on you, why can't you leave them well enough alone?

Annoys the crapola out of me. 

From the other side: People who keep reminding you of their religious beliefs (not you Frontman) when you seriously do not want to know.  :grrr:

Goes hand in hand, my friend.  People tend to forget the PERSONAL part of personal beliefs.  If you do or don't believe?  What does it matter if the other guy does or doesn't?  Leave them alone, for cryin' out loud.  It's a PERSONAL choice; and I get very frustrated with the one's who say "The only truth is...." and proceed to lecture on about science OR God.

I know what I personally believe; and am willing to discuss that.  What I'm not willing (and can't stand) is to see a sharing of ideas; only for a person to say, "You're wrong."  The beauty of humanity is that we all don't do/say/think/look/live the same way.  If we did; life would be pretty freakin' boring.

From those who quote Bible verses saying "this proves that whatever is evil!" to those who say God is just a Myth, I can't stomach anyone who feels they can translate all the mysteries of our world for the billions of the rest of us.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu December 09, 2009, 02:47:43 AM
I agree with most of what you're saying but I won't expand on that because in some areas I have a tendency for intolerance (mostly where I see people taking advantage of others who are not bright enough to stand up for themselves or are just uneducated).

Anything further I may say is likely to get me kicked off this forum, so I'll shut up now. This is not the place to discuss religion (or religion vs. science).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hawkins December 09, 2009, 06:28:09 AM
Not to start a rant or coversation, but GW and its C&D letters..  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian December 09, 2009, 10:09:49 AM
Not to start a rant or coversation, but GW and its C&D letters..  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:

Oooooh :whistle:

Is there a juicy story in there somewhere? :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 09, 2009, 10:11:14 AM
C&D ?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium December 09, 2009, 11:15:33 AM
C&D ?

Cease and Desist.

Me wanna hear the story, too. (Although Inso already said something about it in his blog, but I need to know more)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hawkins December 09, 2009, 01:28:48 PM
probably not what you think. but as most know C&D were handed out heavy last month, heres a list of those hit, its not by any means a complete list.


http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/264704.page

also:
http://www.librarium-online.com/
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/48933.
just to name a few.
as i said im not starting a rant. the frustration comes from the lack of intrest to do anything about it. people have been saying 2 things in response. 
1: boycott GW till Febuary.
2: use a twitter hash tag #gwattacksgamers but no ones signed up really. it died a horrible death basically.
so response has been lackluster at best.
I could go on about how they treat fans, and etc, etc, etc, etc, but as i said no rant. if your intrested inform yourself. a good place to start is any of the wesites ive listed..
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 09, 2009, 05:25:18 PM
I agree with most of what you're saying but I won't expand on that because in some areas I have a tendency for intolerance (mostly where I see people taking advantage of others who are not bright enough to stand up for themselves or are just uneducated).

Anything further I may say is likely to get me kicked off this forum, so I'll shut up now. This is not the place to discuss religion (or religion vs. science).

Exactly, my friend.  I'm not talking about debating the finer points; but those who feel the need to make sure they get shots in with whatever they DON'T agree with.  Leave people alone who don't see everything the same as you if you disagree with what they see and feel.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 09, 2009, 05:27:22 PM
Onto GW:

I have NEVER understood this philosophy.  The web is known for a ton of fandom; and again, allow people to explore your games further.  If someone was touting their page as an "offical" or "endorsed" or "the home of" one of your games?  Then by all means, C&D their sorry rears.

But fans talking to fans about the game, or sharing ideas, or *gasp* expanding on the game?

How dare they use imagination!!!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hawkins December 09, 2009, 09:54:22 PM
Frontman, like i said i wasnt trying to rant or cause problems. the FOD is rather clean when it comes to Anti GW, lets keep it that way. there are other forums and places for that type of thing. only reason why i posted, was because i was down and wasnt thinking. the second post was for clarification and information. im done ranting about GW, they wont be getting my busness anymore.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 09, 2009, 11:54:37 PM
Frontman, like i said i wasnt trying to rant or cause problems. the FOD is rather clean when it comes to Anti GW, lets keep it that way. there are other forums and places for that type of thing. only reason why i posted, was because i was down and wasnt thinking. the second post was for clarification and information. im done ranting about GW, they wont be getting my busness anymore.

The thing of it is, hawkins; is that GW isn't the only guilty party in this "Don't you dare refer to our product" gestapo.  Wizkids, DC comics, Marvel Comics, Wizards of the Coast (yes, the one's who tried to patent/copywright the concept of changing the facing of a card on the game table and say they came up with the idea.  They must of NEVER been to Las Vegas....)  Numerous game companies and entertainment fields I think at times protect their product TOO much; to the point of being no fun.

Well, Marvel doesn't protect it properly.  Look at all the crap movies they've put out, and need I say more.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon December 10, 2009, 08:49:47 AM
I'm not going to defend GW thats what their lawyers are for lol. However I am a member of several of the above forums and I know now that after talking with GW Librarium.com has changed their layout slightly but can still talk about their products as for the others I think it's a case of wait and see. I wouldnt be surprised if GW starts releasing limited edition boxed sets once a year. I suppose it is their right to protect their IP but it can be very frustrating when a forum youve been a member of for several years just vanishes the same thing happened with a star trek fansite.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon December 10, 2009, 09:03:22 AM
Ever since last december roughly around this time I have had to undergo physio therapy and occupational therapy on my left wrist and thumb. It is now a year later and I have to wear a flaming support bandage all the time I cant lift heavy objects or pick up small objects such as paint brushes and paperclips. I can however just about hold a pen and write however it's not easy :tantrum: good news uni bought me a laptop for coursework and I am supposed to get the use of a computer for my exams otherwise I'm looking at 2 hours of agony. I have tried to learn to write and paint right handed result? my 5 year old nieces hand writing is a hell of a lot more ledgible :blub:. Still it's nearly chrimbo so joy to all.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: fog99uk December 13, 2009, 07:24:28 PM
Not to say too much on cats but I couldn't imagine owning an animal that would eat me if it could.

Religious people preaching in the street, although it is fun ruining their belifs by applying logic.

Fireworks really should require an explosives lisence to use.

The Scottish government. They are already wasting nearly 600.000.000 on the pointless trams and want to waste 2,000,000,000 on a bridge. Just think how many chinooks, and other vital equipment, could be bought for our armed forces with the money.

Loud music at 3 am, bloody neighbour fell asleep on her remote, how it didn't wake her uk I don't know.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Rob_Bresnen December 13, 2009, 09:58:18 PM

Loud music at 3 am, bloody neighbour fell asleep on her remote, how it didn't wake her uk I don't know.

Drunk?
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: fog99uk December 13, 2009, 10:35:10 PM

Loud music at 3 am, bloody neighbour fell asleep on her remote, how it didn't wake her uk I don't know.

Drunk?

I'd guess so. She didn't wake up till the police kicked in her door.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Rob_Bresnen December 14, 2009, 09:21:36 AM
rude way to be woken up. what a hang over.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 14, 2009, 11:32:47 AM
rude way to be woken up. what a hang over.
:metoo:
Luckily I now live in a bi-familiar house.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k December 14, 2009, 12:50:07 PM
I think you'd better clarify your meaning there, old chap.  That sounds wrong ;)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon December 14, 2009, 12:52:00 PM
Playing chess with my braindamaged brother [long story] think I can beat him in four moves he wins in two never even saw it coming!!! Hes brilliant at games. Somehow he sees things in a way most people can't. Point of my story is he tried to live on his own for a while and to say he can't is a bit of an understatement. His house had it's windows put in by some scum and the housing executive refused to fix anything the place was a disaster. He is home now with our parents what pisses me off is these doctors who told him he should handle everything himself without involving his family he struggled for a couple of years until halloween 2009 when he broke down and called. I'm glad to say he is seeing a different doctor now and is a lot happier but still gah!!!! :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 14, 2009, 05:35:10 PM
I think you'd better clarify your meaning there, old chap.  That sounds wrong ;)
Really?  :scratchhead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium December 15, 2009, 03:44:14 PM
What p*** me off

Being back to work after three week holidays. But that's the way things are, so no big problem with it. What gets on my nerves is being back to all the crap caused by some mates. Let's just say that some people don't know when to keep their mouths closed.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: carsjr December 15, 2009, 08:45:22 PM
I think you'd better clarify your meaning there, old chap.  That sounds wrong ;)

bi-familar house, meaning a 2 family duplex (one house divided into 2 huses, or 2 identical houses joined together by a shared garage/carport/patio/etc.  Not like a rowhouse, or a townhouse.....

I think...?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 15, 2009, 09:09:35 PM
I think you'd better clarify your meaning there, old chap.  That sounds wrong ;)

bi-familar house, meaning a 2 family duplex (one house divided into 2 houses)

I think...?
Exactly. But keeper40k via PM opened my eyes over a second meaning...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin December 16, 2009, 12:19:20 AM
in the uk thats "semi detached"
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 16, 2009, 09:00:23 AM
in the uk thats "semi detached"
Ah! Semi detached... (Weareblind's writing on his block-notes)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 16, 2009, 06:51:56 PM
in the uk thats "semi detached"
Can also be used to describe someone's mental state :lmao:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: carsjr December 16, 2009, 07:52:39 PM
in the uk thats "semi detached"
Can also be used to describe someone's mental state :lmao:

or the state of their retina....
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 16, 2009, 08:02:17 PM
For Carsjr and Beefcake; here too :yup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers December 16, 2009, 09:00:20 PM
I've got a semi too

 :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 17, 2009, 03:13:16 AM
Didn't want to know that. :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: carsjr December 17, 2009, 02:25:26 PM
I've got a semi too

 :whistle:

There's medication for that
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M December 17, 2009, 03:01:51 PM
AKA a lump hammer aimed at the affected region...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Rick December 17, 2009, 10:38:20 PM
That there are 41 pages of things that p!$$ you off, but only 14 pages of things that make you happy!  :blub:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 17, 2009, 11:48:55 PM
Thats true, but "things that make you happy" started much later and I'm pretty sure it has been growing at a quicker rate
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium December 17, 2009, 11:51:35 PM
Also, many of the posts in this thread are responses or comments about other posts (like this one), whereas in the other thread the proportion of "unique" posts is higher.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: coneman December 18, 2009, 12:01:56 AM
Having 2 related appointments with the same person at a government department on the same day but 4 hours apart and being told they can't be put together.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 18, 2009, 03:57:51 AM
The way to make that work is to be really obnoxious and just take up 2 appointment times by complaining so much. Everyone else will be shoved back a bit and you'll only have 1 apopintment... I guess some posts in the next few days will be about people taking too long in appointments.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 18, 2009, 06:18:16 AM
The complete and utter apathy of my fellow man.

Chris Henry; who was a professional athlete in the NFL, was killed yesterday; and between the jokes of "Should I start him on my fantasy team" and the "well, he was a bad guy who got what he deserved" comments; I'm disgusted with my fellow man right now.

Someone died.  Show a bit of respect.  I think that word has come to lose most, if not all; of its meaning in these days we now live in.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso December 18, 2009, 01:22:53 PM
I don't know the guy and as a result of that I don't know his character but to generalise this, why should you show respect just because someone died? (I have always questioned this)

I would quite happily dance on the grave of people like Adolf Hitler, Myra Hindley, Harald Shipman etc...and I would no sooner offer them respect as I would any other person I think didn't deserve it...whether they just died or not.

I can understand your feelings of disgust over jokes about people that you respect dying but when it comes to public figures, everyone will have a different view of them...and unfortunately they can be extremely different at times (Michael Jackson:  Awesome singer, dancer and performer...but also strange, misguided and often prone to dubious and bizarre behavior...depending on your view the comments could be completely different)

As for 'respect' losing all meaning nowadays, I would whole heartedly agree with you...with the exception (in my opinion) of a very few notable occurrences; Wotton Basset when the fallen troops are repatriated would be the top of the list.

I'll help to restore your faith a bit by saying Chris Henry; may he rest in peace.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Rick December 18, 2009, 02:57:42 PM
I can see both sides of this, yes Inso, people must earn respect - soldiers who serve us, sitting safe and secure in our little bubble, have earned it. However, you won't know most of the people in public life who die, sometimes you only see a little of that public persona; my personal opinion is that unless they have done something truly dreadful, they are deserving of respect, if only for the sake of their surviving family.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso December 18, 2009, 04:48:16 PM
I can see both sides of this, yes Inso, people must earn respect - soldiers who serve us, sitting safe and secure in our little bubble, have earned it. However, you won't know most of the people in public life who die, sometimes you only see a little of that public persona; my personal opinion is that unless they have done something truly dreadful, they are deserving of respect, if only for the sake of their surviving family.

That is a fair and worthy point.

If you don't know someone, then respect should be shown (or no disrespect shown, at any rate) when they die, purely out of common courtesy.  Sometimes it is better to say nothing than to say something inappropriate just for the sake of it.

Jokes about dead celebrities is something that will always happen...unfortunately it is one of the more unfortunate side-effects of being a celebrity.  It doesn't make it right though :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Rick December 18, 2009, 05:44:28 PM
Got a new thing that is really starting to tick me off - the word "disambiguation" by people who a) should know better and b) think it's a real word. It's a made up word! Use "clarification" - that's what it's there for!  :tantrum:

In all fairness, I should extend it to any Microsoft-speak made up words, lol!  :swear:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso December 18, 2009, 07:26:24 PM
Disambiguation?  That's getting towards stupid words like antidisestablishmentarianism.  The annoying thing is that neither of these words have a red line under them...so they are supposedly spelt correctly...

...weird...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 19, 2009, 12:25:37 AM
I can see both sides of this, yes Inso, people must earn respect - soldiers who serve us, sitting safe and secure in our little bubble, have earned it. However, you won't know most of the people in public life who die, sometimes you only see a little of that public persona; my personal opinion is that unless they have done something truly dreadful, they are deserving of respect, if only for the sake of their surviving family.

That is a fair and worthy point.

If you don't know someone, then respect should be shown (or no disrespect shown, at any rate) when they die, purely out of common courtesy.  Sometimes it is better to say nothing than to say something inappropriate just for the sake of it.

Jokes about dead celebrities is something that will always happen...unfortunately it is one of the more unfortunate side-effects of being a celebrity.  It doesn't make it right though :(.

Exactly guys.  What kinda getting me POed is that when people do these tasteless jokes; they forget the innocent people hurt by them.  Ok, Chris Henry might or might not of been a bad guy.  Does that make his parents bad?  His 3 kids bad?  Do they deserve to hear those jokes?

It's the same when someone cracks jokes about pedophile priests in the Catholic church.  I'm sorry; care to tell rapist jokes?  I mean, at the end of the day; that's exactly you're making jokes about.  Men molesting children; period.  Tell me what is so dang funny about a rape victim.

It's that type of apathy that upsets me.  The reason shows like "Star Trek" are completely impossible isn't warp drive or transporter technology.

It's the fact human beings don't know how to stop acting the cavemen we once were.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: vampifan December 19, 2009, 12:21:33 PM
Snow! It's here again, and I still hate it with a passion. Anyone who likes snow is more than welcome to take all of the horrible stuff from where I live.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: MightyAl December 19, 2009, 12:33:00 PM
Disambiguation?  That's getting towards stupid words like antidisestablishmentarianism.  The annoying thing is that neither of these words have a red line under them...so they are supposedly spelt correctly...

...weird...
Language is an odd thing. I mean, 140 years ago, there was no such word as "chortle", until Lewis carrol decided to mush "chuckle" and "snort" together.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt December 19, 2009, 05:24:50 PM
Yeah, language is a living thing.  Otherwise we'd be whinging about the use of "" and how it got brought into our beloved anglo-saxon tongue by those Normans.  I don't use  it, but "disambiguation" is fine by me since it's good to have options for better description of finer points.

As to respect for the recently (or not s0) deceased.  My sadness, when it's someone who's not lived well is that they didn't figure out a way to leave a better mark in the world.  Henry was an American footballer.  He's famous and cut short.  I'm saddened as well for his girlfriend who was reportedly driving the pickup truck he fell out of.

Put simply, I respect all unless they prove that is undeserved.  Until then everyone is a brother.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 19, 2009, 05:54:53 PM
Snow! It's here again, and I still hate it with a passion. Anyone who likes snow is more than welcome to take all of the horrible stuff from where I live.
:metoo:
Luckily, only a cm yesterday, and today football match on the snow!!  :lalala:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold December 19, 2009, 06:16:35 PM
I totally agree the only place to see snow is on mountains or in post cards, i drive for a living on Monday i have a 300 mile round trip starting at 3.30 am.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt December 19, 2009, 06:31:21 PM
today football match on the snow!!  :lalala:
The majority of SPL matches were called off due to snow today.  I think only 3 went on.  Ironically, the storm that shut them down only lasted a few minutes but at just the time to worry the official.  A 30 minute delayed start would've been enough to avoid postponement.  Of course, travel to and from could've been dangerous. 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman December 19, 2009, 09:03:54 PM
I totally agree the only place to see snow is on mountains or in post cards, i drive for a living on Monday i have a 300 mile round trip starting at 3.30 am.

I work outside and drive to; and I'll tell you, the only time I want snow?

About the time I get home on Christmas Eve; and have it all melt off by the time I leave for my route on December 26th.  Otherwise, go away white stuff!!!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake December 19, 2009, 10:16:24 PM
I like snow, but thats because I never grew up with it. It snowed here for the first time I've ever known it to (and anyone else much older than me as well) last winter. It didn't settle on the ground but my wife and I managed to scrape some off the cars and have a snow fight.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: fog99uk December 19, 2009, 10:32:42 PM
I like snow. That may be down to not being a driver and never falling on it.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi December 20, 2009, 04:03:52 PM
The complete and utter apathy of my fellow man.

Chris Henry; who was a professional athlete in the NFL, was killed yesterday; and between the jokes of "Should I start him on my fantasy team" and the "well, he was a bad guy who got what he deserved" comments; I'm disgusted with my fellow man right now.

Someone died.  Show a bit of respect.  I think that word has come to lose most, if not all; of its meaning in these days we now live in.

Hmm, In my view humour and jokes is all about DISrespect. That's what makes it funny. That's the role of the medieval jester and the carneval, to put things on their head and twist the things that we take for granted. Hence humour IS bad taste in a way. If there's no bad taste element to it at all it's rarely very funny. That said there are loads of jokes that manage to not be very funny despite lack of respect but that's usually just lack of style.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 20, 2009, 05:44:41 PM
today football match on the snow!!  :lalala:
The majority of SPL matches were called off due to snow today.  I think only 3 went on.  Ironically, the storm that shut them down only lasted a few minutes but at just the time to worry the official.  A 30 minute delayed start would've been enough to avoid postponement.  Of course, travel to and from could've been dangerous. 
I mean, MY football match. I won 5-0!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt December 20, 2009, 06:57:56 PM
Bene fato.  Did you score all 5?

: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold December 21, 2009, 06:25:14 AM
Great start to the day 2.45am car wont start  :swear: battery now flat, can't find my charger, so there goes the early start :shrug: plus i have to wait for garages to open and buy a new battery which i can't really afford be needs must, O the joys of winter motoring.  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:. Maybe someone trying to tell me something, o well last day tomorrow until the 4th January  :boing: :boing: :boing:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 21, 2009, 08:14:02 AM
Bene fato.  Did you score all 5?


Ben fatto.
No, not at all. No one. I am a difensive aggressor  :lmao:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: sagunt December 21, 2009, 01:14:15 PM
I suspected I was missing a T. and should've known "ben".

But it was your skill which kept the other side scoreless. 
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 21, 2009, 01:52:22 PM
I suspected I was missing a T. and should've known "ben".

But it was your skill which kept the other side scoreless. 
Thanks for your kind words Sagunt, you're a real "motivator"! muahahahaha
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind December 24, 2009, 08:55:30 AM
Snow. 5.30 hours to drive from my office to home. 15 km.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: bile December 24, 2009, 10:53:16 AM
No Snow! It rained all day and now it's all green again...  :tears:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: hawkins December 24, 2009, 01:11:34 PM
Bile: come south its raining , but there is still snow... (unless your in KL, then you need to go east 50km to find it :) )

A wet but white x-mas
: Re: things that really p** you off
: chironex January 02, 2010, 10:44:53 AM
Rain but no snow here.
One has ones feet up by a raoring fire with a glass of warm eggnog thinking:
It's the middle of summer,
I probably don't need a roaring fire
or warm eggnog.

My computer keeps switching off at inopportune moments and I have a regular grid of discoloured pixels and I need so many new parts it's not funny.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 02, 2010, 12:41:41 PM
What p**s me off? To be at work. 28-29-30-31th December, until evening. And from today on. :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold January 02, 2010, 08:17:29 PM
Welcome 2010 2 days old and have just had a 3 hours power cut  :tantrum:.  21st century this is the future HA
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat January 06, 2010, 07:44:42 PM
A place I sent my CV to like a month ago just sent me an email to let me know they "had nothing for me at this time."

Thanks, I had worked that out.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k January 06, 2010, 07:55:50 PM
A place I sent my CV to like a month ago just sent me an email to let me know they "had nothing for me at this time."

Thanks, I had worked that out.

I'm impressed you got any kind of a response - even a crap and useless one.  Most places aren't even bothering to reply right now.  Most places are  :swear: :swear: :swear:.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 06, 2010, 08:12:48 PM
A place I sent my CV to like a month ago just sent me an email to let me know they "had nothing for me at this time."

Thanks, I had worked that out.

I'm impressed you got any kind of a response - even a crap and useless one.  Most places aren't even bothering to reply right now.  Most places are  :swear: :swear: :swear:.
True.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat January 06, 2010, 08:31:57 PM
Don't mind me, the job search is just getting to be a little depressing.

I left a career I was fairly successful in but blundered into and found unfulfilling to train myself to do something I enjoy... And now can't seem to find work doing.

It's just a pain.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: carsjr January 07, 2010, 02:37:13 PM
A place I sent my CV to like a month ago just sent me an email to let me know they "had nothing for me at this time."

Thanks, I had worked that out.

I'm impressed you got any kind of a response - even a crap and useless one.  Most places aren't even bothering to reply right now.  Most places are  :swear: :swear: :swear:.

That is a pain, and a common one.  10 years ago I got laid off due to budget cuts, and submitted resumes electronically all over creation. I found a job a few weeks later, but for almost a YEAR after I got hired, places I'd sent resumes started calling with a "Hey, we saw your resume and would like to inteview you...."  Well, where were you back when I submitted my resume?
The trick is to send it directly to someone (almost anyone within the company), and then have them do the legwork for you.  Some companies in my field for example have bonuses and incentives for finding/referring new employees so resumes get passed by hand/specific email addresses (vs the company website with a "send your resume here" button - your resume gets dumped into a pile with everyone else's for them to look through at their convenience).  Either said than done, if you don't have an 'in', but it works better than sending a CV in and hoping it finds its way through the company's system to land in the right place.

Good luck on your job search though!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman January 10, 2010, 04:01:02 PM
The process of applying for a car loan finance.  Good LORD does that ever suck.

You got someone making a judgement about your character based upon a print out.  Usually the person across the table from you acts as if its beneath them to have to deal with you.

Hate the whole process.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 11, 2010, 09:10:05 AM
The process of applying for a car loan finance.  Good LORD does that ever suck.

You got someone making a judgement about your character based upon a print out.  Usually the person across the table from you acts as if its beneath them to have to deal with you.

Hate the whole process.
Luckily I have no car, because my firm takes it for me.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mr Teufel January 12, 2010, 01:31:58 PM
I've had chicken pox for over a week, and I'm getting sick of it.

I want to go to my nice air-conditioned workplace.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M January 12, 2010, 03:52:16 PM
I've had chicken pox for over a week, and I'm getting sick of it.

I want to go to my nice air-conditioned workplace.
I feel for you, it's probably not that bad if you get it when you're about 5 or 6.

I got it when I was 22... :shrug:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold January 12, 2010, 06:53:15 PM
just had my third power cut of the year  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat January 12, 2010, 08:30:09 PM
Bidding against myself for jobs.

"Well, we do have lots of offers from people to do it for free... what would you charge?"

Bah.



I like this Forum, it means I have fewer Greivances to air at Festivus.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake January 12, 2010, 09:41:43 PM
Feeling sick...
Just undercoated my bathroom but obviously I should have worn a mask. Have felt horrid for the last 2 days, dizzy and a mother of a headache. Ugh.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: AKULA January 13, 2010, 04:31:33 PM
Paying tax to cover up all the mistakes of the unelected idiot that runs this country, the pointless quangos that make life a misery, and the gold-plated pensions of the bureaucratic non-jobs that contribute nothing but hassle to the rest of us trying to earn an honest wage.

Having already paid a frighteningly large amount of tax this year, i've just been stiffed for another 250 on top for good measure.

Oh joy.

And what do I get in return for a tax bill, the size of Bolivia?

Virtually nothing, except the contempt of a government that seems determined to label anyone successful as some sort of war criminal, and the prospect of paying even more tax next year, for even less in return.

 :rant:

: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon January 13, 2010, 05:27:03 PM
Pain pure unabating pain makes it hard to think and When I go shopping the looks people make seeing you struggle to use your left arm. Some people seem determined to make you feel small and useless when you have a visible disability.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind January 13, 2010, 06:20:28 PM
Paying tax to cover up all the mistakes of the unelected idiot that runs this country, the pointless quangos that make life a misery, and the gold-plated pensions of the bureaucratic non-jobs that contribute nothing but hassle to the rest of us trying to earn an honest wage.

Having already paid a frighteningly large amount of tax this year, i've just been stiffed for another 250 on top for good measure.

Oh joy.

And what do I get in return for a tax bill, the size of Bolivia?

Virtually nothing, except the contempt of a government that seems determined to label anyone successful as some sort of war criminal, and the prospect of paying even more tax next year, for even less in return.

 :rant:


Welcome in Italy.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade January 13, 2010, 10:47:50 PM
:rant:

Fancy a job with The Daily Mail? I've got a mate who's a journo with them and I reckon you'd be a shoo-in :wink:
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: AKULA January 13, 2010, 11:58:09 PM
 :lol:
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: Lowtardog January 14, 2010, 04:24:21 PM
Kids (girls no less) who think they are gangstas and bully, harrass others around our locality and start to try and intimidate adults....most likely the parents too who probably dont give a monkeys or at least until I can get round to their house this evening :twisted:
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: alchemist January 14, 2010, 05:56:11 PM
Joggers.  The world would be so much better off without them.  What is it about jogging that causes someone to lose all regard for anyone else's personal space?  I have a bruise on my arm today to attest to this.
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: Nosferatu January 14, 2010, 09:54:03 PM
Joggers? That's a new one. I have more of a problem with mobile phone addicts. Walk out in front of cars, walk in front of people, generally ignore the world around them because they are too busy talking, reading, typing.

Put the bloody thing away and notice the real world around you for a moment!  :tantrum:

On a far more serious level I hate the Melbourne Herald-Sun. We have 2 'newspapers' here, the Age (broadsheet) and the one most people read, the 'Hun' (or sometimes known as the 'small paper' ...helps if your mind is also small).

For the last 2 days the Hun's front page has featured stories like 'Legal Pot' (something they've dredged up to get a reaction from their right-wing readership, about some doctors wanting to give Marijuana to MS patients) and some stupid story about a tennis players boyfriend misbehaving on an aeroplane.

Strange that there could be 100,000 people dead in Haiti. Hun readers obviously don't care about that type of thing...  :rant:
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: Frontman January 14, 2010, 11:43:29 PM
Joggers.  The world would be so much better off without them.  What is it about jogging that causes someone to lose all regard for anyone else's personal space?  I have a bruise on my arm today to attest to this.

Actually, any of those athletic types who feel everyone else should be willing to get out of their way; instead of being polite and going around.

I once got shoved over by two roller bladers on a vacation in Washington DC as I walked to the Jefferson Memorial.  I did see the two of them, sitting on the marble steps to the Memorial; and seeing the sign that said "No rollerblades allowed?"

I approached a DC police officer, told him what had happened while walking up to the Memorial, and asked, "Any way you can boot those two from the Memorial?  It would make my day."

The officer laughed and did escort them off of the Memorial grounds.

Joggers, rollerbladers, cyclists; all of them who can't be polite to the common pedestrian are on my hit list.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: nikko January 15, 2010, 08:04:05 AM
Some little J**k(s) this night smashed my girlfriend's windshield, i wish i could bash his (their ?) teeth of with a crowbar... (drunk guy(s) can really be annoying)

(it feels better when you say it)
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: Frontman February 05, 2010, 10:34:48 PM
The economy being such as it is.  It's been bad enough not having enough money to get by from time to time.  But now; my best friend's husband lost all benefits and had his pay cut by 25%.  He's lined up another job; which is great.  But the new job is now in Texas.

Which is a two day drive to go visit them again.  This just after spending a holiday weekend with them to celebrate Kris' (my best friend's) birthday.  Found out the day after we got back about the pay and benefit cut.  He had the job offer prior to the holiday; and as going to turn them down to keep their family so close to ours.

Just isn't fair at all, and it really has upset all of us; with I think I'm taking it worst of all.
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: Nosferatu February 07, 2010, 10:04:23 PM
Bad weekend... wife scraped car (against someone else's at shopping centre carpark), monitor at home died, chipped tooth.

Car: Not that worried about the car. It's nothing flash and isn't new. Only a few weeks ago some idiot rammed a shopping trolley into the driver's side door and paint work is also slightly damaged on the bonnet (thanks to birds ...and me being away and unable to wash off bird crap). All these little things are adding up. The latest is more annoying because it's a small dent and scraped paint and now I'll have to arrange to get it fixed (plus minor damage to other persons car). It will be an insurance job, but I can't imagine I'm going to get out of it without paying the $550 excess. Accidents happen and it's our first one in this car's life, so yep, more of a pain in the arse than anything.

Monitor: This will be a lot more expensive. I do a lot of photographic processing and I need a really good monitor. I've been making do with my old LCD, so in a way this is good news as I can finally upgrade to much bigger and a huge step up in quality ...for about $2000.  :erm:

Tooth: I now have a tooth with a rough cutting edge. It's driving me slightly mad, but it's more of a smooth-off than cap job, so I'll see how it goes over the next couple of weeks. Might be a trip to the dentist if it doesn't wear itself flat quickly. More cash...
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: beefcake February 08, 2010, 04:57:40 AM
AarghI hate chipped teeth. I chipped one a few years back and then the cap popped off (because I was holding a beer bottle with my teeth)about 3 weeks before my wedding. Life does seem to be all about bills these days... sigh.
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: Brandlin February 08, 2010, 03:40:30 PM
Getting an interview for a job i REALLY want and then spending 6 hours on a train for a 1.5 hour journey and having to turn round and come home again without getting to the interview due to a loss of power on the train line.

I understand that and accept that sometimes things happen.

But then to be told that i can't have my money for the ticket back because I GAVE UP ON THE JOURNEY!

sheesh!

I smell a small claims court claim coming.
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: weareblind February 08, 2010, 06:23:08 PM
Bad weekend... wife scraped car (against someone else's at shopping centre carpark), monitor at home died, chipped tooth.

Car: Not that worried about the car. It's nothing flash and isn't new. Only a few weeks ago some idiot rammed a shopping trolley into the driver's side door and paint work is also slightly damaged on the bonnet (thanks to birds ...and me being away and unable to wash off bird crap). All these little things are adding up. The latest is more annoying because it's a small dent and scraped paint and now I'll have to arrange to get it fixed (plus minor damage to other persons car). It will be an insurance job, but I can't imagine I'm going to get out of it without paying the $550 excess. Accidents happen and it's our first one in this car's life, so yep, more of a pain in the arse than anything.

Women, car and snow. What are you thinking about?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Nosferatu February 08, 2010, 09:07:29 PM
 :lol: No snow here, it's 35C today in Melbourne!  :wink:


Edit: 1000 posts! Took a while, but I got there in the end! ....and not one of them useful or insightful, now that's an achievement!  :wry:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake February 09, 2010, 09:39:47 AM
and that p***** you off?  :D
I got burnt today over the tasman, worst summer I've ever had and then we had a scorching day, Actually this is in the wrong thread but still relevant.
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: Nosferatu February 09, 2010, 08:49:55 PM
and that p***** you off?  :D

It was just a response to Weareblind's comment. Although now that you mention it, a week of 30-35 degree days does p*** me off a little. Our house is very hot after a couple of days and it gets really hard to sleep (and way too hot to paint). I can't even process photos because my monitor is dead, so I'm stuck watching boring one-sided games of cricket.

...still shouldn't complain, this time last year it was 46 degrees and half the state was on fire.  :whaaa:
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: weareblind February 10, 2010, 03:26:52 PM
and that p***** you off?  :D

It was just a response to Weareblind's comment.
Unluckily, snow, car and woman, mixed together, had created an accident. Mine.
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: somaticon February 10, 2010, 11:02:37 PM
buying a weekly ticket for a car park only to find that said car park has rented out space to a film crew to park in. Buggers took my spot as well even though they were only supposed to use half of the car park!! They have a standing deal but since the car park went fully automated and has no staff they think they can do what ever they want gits!!! :tantrum:
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: Brandlin February 11, 2010, 02:06:21 AM
buying a weekly ticket for a car park only to find that said car park has rented out space to a film crew to park in. Buggers took my spot as well even though they were only supposed to use half of the car park!! They have a standing deal but since the car park went fully automated and has no staff they think they can do what ever they want gits!!! :tantrum:

sounds like breach of contract to me.
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: PhilH February 12, 2010, 11:05:38 PM
I'm serving in the RAF. My uniform is predominately grey, I drive along grey roads, under a grey sky to work, I work in a grey hanger on grey aircraft. When I go home I drive along the same grey roads under the same grey sky. hence I don't like Space Wolves.
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: Frontman February 13, 2010, 01:07:30 AM
I'm serving in the RAF. My uniform is predominately grey, I drive along grey roads, under a grey sky to work, I work in a grey hanger on grey aircraft. When I go home I drive along the same grey roads under the same grey sky. hence I don't like Space Wolves.

Now, here I work the United States Postal Service and find Space Wolves interesting.  Granted, I get to wear normal "street" clothes, but I do wear a predominately blue/grey great coat.
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: MightyAl February 13, 2010, 08:47:28 AM
I'm serving in the RAF. My uniform is predominately grey, I drive along grey roads, under a grey sky to work, I work in a grey hanger on grey aircraft. When I go home I drive along the same grey roads under the same grey sky. hence I don't like Space Wolves.

Now, here I work the United States Postal Service and find Space Wolves interesting.  Granted, I get to wear normal "street" clothes, but I do wear a predominately blue/grey great coat.
But isn't the US Postal Service famous for having it's employees go bat-bumfudge crazy and wrecking up the place, kinda like Space Wolves(and Robot Nixon, of course)?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman February 13, 2010, 07:57:56 PM
I'm serving in the RAF. My uniform is predominately grey, I drive along grey roads, under a grey sky to work, I work in a grey hanger on grey aircraft. When I go home I drive along the same grey roads under the same grey sky. hence I don't like Space Wolves.

Now, here I work the United States Postal Service and find Space Wolves interesting.  Granted, I get to wear normal "street" clothes, but I do wear a predominately blue/grey great coat.
But isn't the US Postal Service famous for having it's employees go bat-bumfudge crazy and wrecking up the place, kinda like Space Wolves(and Robot Nixon, of course)?

Actually, the whole "postal" thing was blown way out of proportion.  It's no more or less stressful or possibility of snapping compared to any other line of work.

Now, are there some that IF I do ever snap, I want in my cross hairs?  Um, no comment!  ;)

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: Frontman February 13, 2010, 07:59:54 PM
This being the weekend my best friend moves.  We'll be out of touch for like a week or two.  For the two of us, who chat 5-6 times a week? 

Going to be hard.  It might be temporary; but it still stinks to high Heaven.

Thank God both of our spouses put up with us; because I even told my wife, "I'm lucky to have you.  I would of divorced myself dealing with this!!!!"
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: Penfold February 23, 2010, 03:32:06 PM
The wife's widowed Nan got told last November that she has cancer, so a friend of hers told her that she would take her for a weeks holiday. Well she left Monday morning for her weeks holiday for a rest. Then what happens the first night away some  :swear: breaks into her home and steals all the money and jewelry (her late husband had brought her) she had. She nowwants to move from her home of 30+ years. :swear: :swear: People like this make me sick. if they want money that bad get a  :swear: job.
Sorry for the rant had to get it off my chest
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: somaticon February 23, 2010, 06:32:54 PM
Sorry to hear about the break in m8 I hate people who do things like that.
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: beefcake February 23, 2010, 07:02:46 PM
At least she wasn't broken in to when she was in the house. Worse things happen then. Then again she may not have been broken in to.
That's really sad to hear.
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: beefcake May 03, 2010, 10:18:35 AM
 :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
TOday I had a couple of books I bought sent to me at home and the posty left them on the top of the letter box. It was lucky my wife decided to come home early from seeing some of her friends as she arrived just in time to see a dodgy looking guy reaching out to grab the package. He made a quick getaway when she pulled into the driveway. I'm a little bit angry at the posty (although in the past they have been nice enough to actually come up the driveway to give us a package) but I'm p***ed off with the imbecile who thinks it's a good thing to nick someone elses mail. (It was a Warhammer Rulebook and armylist, I'm sure they would have loved to open it up and have a good read of that :scratchhead: )
They probably would have chucked it in the bin, or sold it online again. :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Thadrin May 04, 2010, 12:25:07 PM
Mobile Phones.
I have had my current one about 18 months and it is playing silly B's with me AGAIN.
These damn things last no time at all for the money you pay for them.

Time to upgrade to something with Android methinks.  The Desire looks nice...and the company have a decent deal on them atm...If the bloody phone company aren't stupid about everything. Which they will be as - for stupid reasons - my mobile is OFFICIALLY in my wife's name (all going back to when I wasn't officially resident in Sweden.)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Mrephunk May 04, 2010, 04:31:16 PM
I have an android phone and at first didn't want to lay out the cash, but now I don't know how I could live without it.
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: Thadrin May 04, 2010, 05:03:08 PM
I now have a nice shiny Samsung Android phone (cheaper than the desire with - as far as I can tell - the only problem being a slightly smaller screen. For a couple of hundred quid less I can handle that.

Only problem being that I now have to spend bloody ages loading all my music into the damn thing!
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: DRAGON May 07, 2010, 06:29:17 PM
Knees.
I tripped over at work a couple of weeks ago and put a hole in my knee (happens ocassionally just the way I walk due to my mild cerebal palsy). The wound had just about healed up and yesterday I tripped  over a tree root walking home from work and have removed an area of skin and flesh about 3 times the size (4cm x 3cm) in exactly the same place !  8:::
And it bloody hurts !  :crazy:
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: Bodhi May 07, 2010, 07:10:14 PM
Some little J**k(s) this night smashed my girlfriend's windshield, i wish i could bash his (their ?) teeth of with a crowbar... (drunk guy(s) can really be annoying)

(it feels better when you say it)

COULD have been ladies what did it. Don't jump to conclusions  :wink:
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: Twosoc May 08, 2010, 06:24:54 PM
Everything at the moment, I don't know why, there is no real reason for it either. But this week I've been really, really grumpy. :(
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: Wildheart May 08, 2010, 08:06:55 PM
Nothing, absolutely nothing is p-ing me off at present.
My job sucks, but it pays the bills. I've been suffering from tennis elbow on both arms for the last two months (making everything I lift, pull or push extreme agony), but they're getting better. I've had an annoying head cold for the last three weeks, but that seems to be abating.
The weather seems to change for the worse whenever I plan to spend the one day a week I have off with the family, but hey, summer's on they way (isn't it?). And I seem to have a few more grey hairs on my head then I did at the start of the year, but isn't that a sign of distinction?
No, nothing to upset my apple cart.
Life throws up the most infuriating annoyances at times, but you've got to take it on the chin and accept that the pungent brown stuff does happen and don't be too surprised when it does.
My glass is half full, not half empty.  :D   
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: Bodhi May 08, 2010, 11:36:22 PM
Optimists p** me of  :wink:
Not only is the glass half empty but before I'll find the time to drink it the water will probably have evaporated and 'll likely break two front teeth from putting the glass to my mouth so it's safest to smash the glass before that happens and then I'll cut myself on the glass shards and probably die.
 Life sucks and then you die  :P
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: weirdwolf May 09, 2010, 01:07:27 AM
Getting a phone call at 12-30am from my boss saying that I will have to cover double shifts 'AGAIN' next week (third week running) because the lazy  F':swear: W' :swear:s I work with bunk off all the time. To make matters worse I bumped into one in Tescos today & he was as right as rain, he phoned my boss about 15mins after I had seen him. Laid up in bed with the flu by all accounts... :tantrum: W :swear:er.
Now I could say 'NO' but my employers are seriously decent people (apart from phoning at 12-30am) & have always done well by me... :thumbup:...so I owe them some decent loyalty in return.

I'm in a mood now, think I'll go eat someones face... :twisted: muahahahaha

WW
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: weareblind May 09, 2010, 05:11:46 PM
At least, in this hard period, there's a lot of work to do...  :shrug:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON May 09, 2010, 05:19:02 PM
Getting a phone call at 12-30am from my boss saying that I will have to cover double shifts 'AGAIN' next week (third week running) because the lazy  F':swear: W' :swear:s I work with bunk off all the time. To make matters worse I bumped into one in Tescos today & he was as right as rain, he phoned my boss about 15mins after I had seen him. Laid up in bed with the flu by all accounts... :tantrum: W :swear:er.
Now I could say 'NO' but my employers are seriously decent people (apart from phoning at 12-30am) & have always done well by me... :thumbup:...so I owe them some decent loyalty in return.

I'm in a mood now, think I'll go eat someones face... :twisted: muahahahaha

WW

A member of staff rang me at work at 3 in the morning to tell me she wouldn't be in at 7.15 as she was ill - funny because the Policeman stood in front of me at the time had seen her outside a Nightclub 2 hours before ! Whoops.............
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: Bodhi May 09, 2010, 08:39:42 PM
What really really REALLY pisses me of is people saying "We like you just the way you are." A covert way of saying "You're useless so we don't want to put any demands on you since we know you wont be able to handle it anyway". Makes me want to punch them. Hard.
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: weirdwolf May 09, 2010, 09:06:05 PM
At least, in this hard period, there's a lot of work to do...  :shrug:

I know, don't get me wrong my friend I have never shunned hard graft, I just don't like carrying people who skive off work & leave everything to their colleagues... :grrr:


Getting a phone call at 12-30am from my boss saying that I will have to cover double shifts 'AGAIN' next week (third week running) because the lazy  F':swear: W' :swear:s I work with bunk off all the time. To make matters worse I bumped into one in Tescos today & he was as right as rain, he phoned my boss about 15mins after I had seen him. Laid up in bed with the flu by all accounts... :tantrum: W :swear:er.
Now I could say 'NO' but my employers are seriously decent people (apart from phoning at 12-30am) & have always done well by me... :thumbup:...so I owe them some decent loyalty in return.

I'm in a mood now, think I'll go eat someones face... :twisted: muahahahaha

WW

A member of staff rang me at work at 3 in the morning to tell me she wouldn't be in at 7.15 as she was ill - funny because the Policeman stood in front of me at the time had seen her outside a Nightclub 2 hours before ! Whoops.............

Don't you just love it when they make themselves out to look like complete T**Ts... :whistle:

What really really REALLY pisses me of is people saying "We like you just the way you are." A covert way of saying "You're useless so we don't want to put any demands on you since we know you wont be able to handle it anyway". Makes me want to punch them. Hard.

 :scratchhead:...I like it when people like me for me, that means I can dribble, swear, fart & get over excited about anything YEEEELLLLLOOOOOOOW! at will... :whistle:  without complaint & if they do then they are telling the porky... :blink:

Meaning no offence to any of our finer gender... :wink: are we talking of a lady saying 'we like you the way you are'... :hmmm
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: Bodhi May 09, 2010, 10:24:59 PM

Don't you just love it when they make themselves out to look like complete T**Ts... :whistle:

What really really REALLY pisses me of is people saying "We like you just the way you are." A covert way of saying "You're useless so we don't want to put any demands on you since we know you wont be able to handle it anyway". Makes me want to punch them. Hard.

 :scratchhead:...I like it when people like me for me, that means I can dribble, swear, fart & get over excited about anything YEEEELLLLLOOOOOOOW! at will... :whistle:  without complaint & if they do then they are telling the porky... :blink:

Meaning no offence to any of our finer gender... :wink: are we talking of a lady saying 'we like you the way you are'... :hmmm


No. Everyone. In an effort to "Cheer me up" Just pisses me of.
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: Frontman May 10, 2010, 12:41:38 AM

Don't you just love it when they make themselves out to look like complete T**Ts... :whistle:

What really really REALLY pisses me of is people saying "We like you just the way you are." A covert way of saying "You're useless so we don't want to put any demands on you since we know you wont be able to handle it anyway". Makes me want to punch them. Hard.

 :scratchhead:...I like it when people like me for me, that means I can dribble, swear, fart & get over excited about anything YEEEELLLLLOOOOOOOW! at will... :whistle:  without complaint & if they do then they are telling the porky... :blink:

Meaning no offence to any of our finer gender... :wink: are we talking of a lady saying 'we like you the way you are'... :hmmm


No. Everyone. In an effort to "Cheer me up" Just pisses me of.

That can be very patronizing.
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: Inso May 10, 2010, 06:42:30 AM
If people ever say that to me...I know they are lying :mrgreen:!  I'm a complete pain in the neck ;).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin May 10, 2010, 08:01:06 AM
"We like you just the way you are."
No one ever says that to me. Because no one likes me
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: beefcake May 10, 2010, 09:56:16 AM
If people ever say that to me...I know they are lying :mrgreen:!  I'm a complete pain in the neck ;).

They could be drunk :wink:
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: Frontman May 17, 2010, 12:52:40 AM
Having "one of those" weekends.

Saturday
-1: Didn't sleep well the night before.
1: Got home from work early, figured this was going to be a great weekend.
2: Found out the laundry I did shouldn't of been dried.  Wife's sweaters SHRUNK.
2a: She didn't find the humor in it when I said, "Well, I like how they look."
3: Burned a DVD wrong
3a: when making a second copy after correcting the issue, I burned the second copy wrong.
4: A resin miniature I was set to primer fell off of our second story porch when I started to primer.
4a: found all but one piece of said miniature digging through the shrubs.
4b: The miniature is an import from Russia; so its not like popping past the local shop for another one!
5: had leftovers for dinner, our 7 year old complained through the whole meal.
6: stayed up late, waiting for someone to call; that person didn't call.
7: Started talking to my wife; halfway through the conversation I realize she's fallen asleep listening
8: Couldn't fall asleep aggravated over flying resin miniatures and DVDs that were now useless

Sunday
9: Was woken up 5 hours later to my 7 year old's video game
10: Favorite baseball team dropped 2 out of 3 this weekend
11: Went to nap in the afternoon, it was when I fell asleep did the neighbors decide to take their kids out to play....underneath my flat's window.  (Nothing is more pleasing to wake up to than a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum in a language you don't understand.)
12: burned my thumb pulling dinner out of the oven.
13: Person who I was waiting to hear from now wants to talk tonight....about how bad her weekend went.

AAaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

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: Lurching Dead May 17, 2010, 08:38:53 AM
I sympathise with you Frontman.

That sounds like my life for the last 14 months!

I get stressed at work due to the large amount of stuff to do. When I go home, there are a whole bunch of different stresses waiting for me!

Then my mate who I grew up with and is having a really tough time of it at the moment, comes round on sunday, or is asking me out for a drink over the weekend, not factoring my kids and lack of childcare into the mix. When he does comes round, he will stay for several hours, just hanging about while I have a load of domestic stuff to do I now can't do because he's here! He either wants to talk about what's upsetting him, or talks random S**t about stuff I'm not interested in.

What really annoys me is when I go back into work on Monday and evryone says "Did you have a nice weekend"?

 :tantrum:

In all fairness, everyone at work is great, and my family is great and so is my mate. I just don't have any energy to give them what they need.

End rant.   :D
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: caerban May 17, 2010, 09:09:58 AM
More empathy from me. I've been dumped with a work program that has no slack in it and yet is weather and tide dependent, the higher-ups just took it on without ever looking at the logistics and practicalities of it. If only the tiniest thing goes wrong we have to start running to catch up. And as weather is one of the things that can go wrong then we're constantly running. Unlike most people because I work aboard a boat I can be away from home for a few days and live aboard which means you never really finish work and you can't get away from it until you finally get home. Even if I finish work and we're heading to our home berth I'll still probably have to wait 2 or 3 hours hanging around on the boat unable to do anything until we finally get onto our berth. I'm working 12+ hours a day (and that's using some "creative timekeeping" to keep my hours down) most days and a lot of weekends. 4-5am starts aren't untypical neither are 11pm finishes, sometimes on the same day. I'm constantly stressed, drained from vomitting (I get badly seasick on my boat due to its design so can be visiting the side 8 or 9 times a day until I'm down to green frothy bile), so worn out by the time I do get home that all I really do is eat and sleep. My weekends have become really unproductive because I'm so knackered all I do is slob around.
And my personal life? Well that ain't exactly a bed of roses but I won't bore you with it.

Don't let anyone ever tell you life of a marine biologist is fun, it's mostly sewage, crawly things and being sick.  :(

And the money's carp.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Frontman May 17, 2010, 12:46:35 PM


Don't let anyone ever tell you life of a marine biologist is fun, it's mostly sewage, crawly things and being sick.  :(

And the money's carp.

Marine biologist and the money's carp?

You really do take work stress home with you!  :)

: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON May 17, 2010, 05:47:17 PM
Suprisingly nothing is p***ing me off at the moment - might be the fact that I only have 8 more days of work to go before 17 days off ! Mind you a lot can go tits up in 8 days.................  :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf May 17, 2010, 10:13:01 PM
Suprisingly nothing is p***ing me off at the moment - might be the fact that I only have 8 more days of work to go before 17 days off ! Mind you a lot can go tits up in 8 days.................  :whistle:

You cursed yourself there mate... :crazy: :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Thadrin May 18, 2010, 10:59:12 AM
At my work there's either wayyyyy too much to do that all needs doing right now, or not very much at all. It's never a nice even level of work so I can just get on with the next thing in the queue.

Sounds odd, but the workload is either full or empty and there never seems to be a happy medium.

It's on a lull at the moment. I could be doing so many more useful things at home...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind May 18, 2010, 11:19:59 AM
Taxes. I mean, here the way to calculate taxes is SO STRANGE AND DIFFICULT that my accountant has doubts also!!!!!!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi May 18, 2010, 07:40:03 PM
At my work there's either wayyyyy too much to do that all needs doing right now, or not very much at all. It's never a nice even level of work so I can just get on with the next thing in the queue.

Sounds odd, but the workload is either full or empty and there never seems to be a happy medium.

It's on a lull at the moment. I could be doing so many more useful things at home...

That's one of the things I miss (the only thing I miss) about my days shifting bananaboxes as a dockworker. You worked like bloody h*ll and once you were done you got your pay and went straight of work. Carefree living in a way even though the back hurt for a while. I also miss having ONLY crazed alcoholics as work mates  :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lurching Dead May 18, 2010, 08:19:12 PM
At my work there's either wayyyyy too much to do that all needs doing right now, or not very much at all. It's never a nice even level of work so I can just get on with the next thing in the queue.

Sounds odd, but the workload is either full or empty and there never seems to be a happy medium.

It's on a lull at the moment. I could be doing so many more useful things at home...

That's one of the things I miss (the only thing I miss) about my days shifting bananaboxes as a dockworker. You worked like bloody h*ll and once you were done you got your pay and went straight of work. Carefree living in a way even though the back hurt for a while. I also miss having ONLY crazed alcoholics as work mates  :wink:

 :metoo:

I used to cut grass for a living. Would work from 8am until 9pm in the summer with less than an hour's break through the day. Liked the fact that you could see what you needed to do and what you'd done and when you wnet home, you had nothing to do.

Now I work with kids and rarely get to see the positive effects of the work I do, as it usually kicks in after you've finished working with them. Sometimes they bump into you and say thanks which is great, but it rarely happens. Good work though.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi May 19, 2010, 08:42:21 AM
Now I work with kids and rarely get to see the positive effects of the work I do, as it usually kicks in after you've finished working with them. Sometimes they bump into you and say thanks which is great, but it rarely happens. Good work though.

Yeah. Me to  :smile:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Thadrin May 19, 2010, 11:43:06 AM
Working in a hospital lab, I see the bad side - samples coming in from cancer patients, especially children, etc - but never the positive, recovery side. I never see the ending - happy or sad. Whether that is a blessing or a curse...I don't know.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi May 19, 2010, 06:36:43 PM
Being stood up  :x And by that I mean ten minutes delay or more. If they can't be on time then f*ck them I say. A meeting set at 15.00 means everybody should show up at 16.50 at the latest. 15.01 is a disaster and 15.10 I'm gone.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso May 19, 2010, 06:38:12 PM
I think our visiting, stray cat  is going to die very soon.  He was in really great condition upto a month or so ago (we have been feeding and grooming him...not to mention giving him loads of fuss) but has since lost condition at an alarming rate :(.

What really p****s me off is the fact he won't let me put him in the cat carrier so I can get him to the vets....He is going to starve to death and there is nothing I can do about it :(.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: greenstuff_gav May 19, 2010, 11:59:03 PM
having slugged my guts out tidying up after hte night shift, finished the morning shifts' work, done my own work and 1/2 the night shifts work in advance, he turns up and points to the rest of his work "aint gonna do that. leave it for hte morning shift"  :tantrum:
wait till i see my boss tomorrow  :tantrum:

then i get home and i can't figure out why Win7 wont talk to WinXP  :blub:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON May 20, 2010, 06:55:08 AM
Sounds like my work - early shift are asked to do something and don't bother, late shift won't do it because the early shift were asked to do it so I end up doing it on my night shift 24 hrs later !  :roll:  :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold May 21, 2010, 07:14:12 PM
left work at 14.30 yesterday and all they had to do was put the delivery notes on for my first drop simple.
Got to work this morning a 04.40 did my check of my lorry and then went to get the paperwork  :shock: NOT put on, (this is the third time in as many weeks) thought WTF and set out on the 1 hour 40 min drive up to j28 on the M1 (turned right not left so no early calls)  :boing: lucky me they took the delivery. next 6 jobs take me back south back at the factory for 11.40 due to finish at 12.30. Lorry due for MOT next week so at 12.15 i took it over to Peterborough 1 hour away,  :tantrum: they forgot to tell someone to come and pick me up :tantrum: he finally got there at 16.00 back at the factory for 17.00, nice easy day with an early finish i had planed shot to bits by some one to busy surfing the net to pass on a message, rant over i feel better now
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Beastlord May 22, 2010, 05:04:29 PM
I think our visiting, stray cat  is going to die very soon.  He was in really great condition upto a month or so ago (we have been feeding and grooming him...not to mention giving him loads of fuss) but has since lost condition at an alarming rate :(.

What really p****s me off is the fact he won't let me put him in the cat carrier so I can get him to the vets....He is going to starve to death and there is nothing I can do about it :(.

Will the vet not come to you? It is horrible when they just lose condition like that  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso May 22, 2010, 06:17:05 PM
We don't let the cat in the house (it is VERY unpredictable) so we couldn't say when he would be about...

...I'm just thinking along the lines of 'he's had a good winter of being fed and having a shelter built for him...not to mention the fuss he's had' and leaving it at that (as gutting as that is :( ).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bergil May 24, 2010, 12:27:55 PM
My Mother disowning me after accusing the misses of stealing from her bag for the umpteenth time.

Although when I come to think of it it is no bad thing, the woman drives em insane. :boing:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Wildheart May 26, 2010, 07:28:04 PM
Getting my shins and ankles severely sunburnt at the weekend (even though I had factor 50 sunscreen on), only to suffer blistering and tightening of the skin with a pain that I can only analogise as tooth ache in the legs.
I am in agony!  :blub:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON May 26, 2010, 08:00:56 PM
Last nights 9.5 hour shift turning into a 12.5 one due to BP cocking up the fuel delivery schedule and giving us 2 tankers in 11 hours ! Thank god I only have 2 shifts left before my 16 days off !  :lalala:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf May 26, 2010, 08:06:47 PM
Getting my shins and ankles severely sunburnt at the weekend (even though I had factor 50 sunscreen on), only to suffer blistering and tightening of the skin with a pain that I can only analogise as tooth ache in the legs.
I am in agony!  :blub:

Sorry mate I had to titter when I read this....Mad dogs & Englishmen & all that my old sun... :wink:

Rub natural yogurt onto it & let it dry on....honest it really works... :thumbup:

Last nights 9.5 hour shift turning into a 12.5 one due to BP cocking up the fuel delivery schedule and giving us 2 tankers in 11 hours ! Thank god I only have 2 shifts left before my 16 days off !  :lalala:

16 days off, you jammy get... :wink: :lol:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hubert May 28, 2010, 01:58:49 PM
Attempting to help the girls in politics. And getting no recognition or thanks for my time.

I'm the politics set's resident 'genius & geek', politics is something that I've been interested in since I was 10. I don't have to help them, but I do. I guess I'm just that kind of person. My thanks? Wee-wee taking, behind my back.

Well, we've just finished our last AS politics exam. No more help from me. I'm going to sit back, relax, and watch them try and put on their own revision times.  :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: keeper40k May 28, 2010, 03:12:59 PM
Still having to work at one job, whilst you're really waiting for a reply on that interview you had earlier in the week  :?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind May 28, 2010, 03:34:40 PM
Are you trying to change job again? Good Luck mate!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf May 28, 2010, 04:32:05 PM
Still having to work at one job, whilst you're really waiting for a reply on that interview you had earlier in the week  :?

The waiting game is a real pain...but as they  (who ever they are) say 'no news is good news'... :scratchhead: :D
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind May 29, 2010, 06:16:45 PM
Still having to work at one job, whilst you're really waiting for a reply on that interview you had earlier in the week  :?

The waiting game is a real pain...but as they  (who ever they are) say 'no news is good news'... :scratchhead: :D
:lmao: same here. Nessuna nuova, buona nuova.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee June 01, 2010, 11:27:19 AM
having 48 hours away from the house/kids/work and then within an hour of being back it feels as if you have never been away.  24 hours later and it is all a distant memory..................

good luck on the job Dave
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weirdwolf June 03, 2010, 12:10:28 AM
having 48 hours away from the house/kids/work and then within an hour of being back it feels as if you have never been away.  24 hours later and it is all a distant memory..................

The holiday/day off blues are a real  :swear:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake June 03, 2010, 01:53:43 AM
And the last 12 hours of the 48 hours are always thoughts of "back to it tomorrow... sigh"

on a side note, I have an annoying kid in my class bugging me about complete bull**** right as I'm writing this on my lunchbreak. GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he's gone....

Hooray
: Re: things that really p** you off
: The mattster June 03, 2010, 09:19:10 AM

 Doing Tax returns.  :swear: . It takes ages and I don't even want to pay tax. I wonder if they'll let me off this year? :whistle:

 Also not getting payed! I work bloody hard, long hours, in nasty conditions and companies think they don't have to pay. Then the Boss turns up in a new merc!? I'm still waiting for pay from April! I couldn't even buy stuff at salute.  :tantrum:

 I feel a bit better now.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lurching Dead June 03, 2010, 09:39:04 AM
I hate the fact that because I rent my house, everything that needs maintaining in it seems to be MY fault and not just usual wear and tear.

I have been in the house for 5 years now and I have finally managed to get my landlord to come round and list all the many things that have needed doing for ages, such as all the doors needed planing to fit the frames, and some handles and hinges needed replacing etc. According to the workman, this is because on some of the doors we have stuff hanging on them and is absolutely nothign to do with the fact that they are over 30 years old! Ignore the fact that these issues were there BEFORE we moved in.

Our shower stopped working as it was clogged with limescale inside where it heats it's water. Workman: "Well you are a high usage family (I have one shower a day and my 2 older kids once every other day) and you have the shower's too hot, so what do you expect?" I'm sorry mate, I didn't realise that using the shower once a day was a large expectation. Also, I don't have the heat setting even half way as hot as it can go, so how is that too hot. If I followed his expectations then there would be no point having the damn thing!!!!!!!!!!

Of course, it's nothing to do with the fact that we live in a really hard water area and the limescale filter he is now talking about fitting should have been fitted in the first place when the damn thing was installed... by him.

What a *$*$*$* !!!  :tantrum:

Feel mildly better now.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake June 03, 2010, 09:08:25 PM
Everyone wants to place the blame on someone else though especially when it was their fault in the first place. He may have assumed that tennants were going to have cold water showers :lmao: yeah right!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON June 03, 2010, 09:23:44 PM
I bumped into a customer today who gleefully informed me I was going to be out of a job soon because BP is going to go bust for (and I quote) "what you have done in Mexico with that oil thing"
Me personally ?  :scratchhead: I work in a bloody petrol station and it's the Gulf of Mexico - moron  :roll:

And I thought I had got away from the idiots for a fortnight !
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold June 03, 2010, 10:02:55 PM
idiots will find you no mater where you hide.  :eh:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Ajsalium June 04, 2010, 12:26:01 AM
idiots will find you no mater where you hide.  :eh:

:lmao: So true, so true...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind June 06, 2010, 09:32:21 AM
Mosquitos. They're arriving...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake June 06, 2010, 12:02:02 PM
I hate mosquitos, unfortunately they love me.

At themoment I'm having a cockroach problem. Damn things are everywhere, My wife found one crawling up her leg yesterday (we don't live in filth by the way)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon June 06, 2010, 07:16:27 PM
Being unable to get out of an exam to go to my grandmothers funeral only to hear from the school 2 days later to make arrangements  :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Thadrin June 07, 2010, 09:32:09 AM
I dropped a pot of Purple paint yesterday. Went everywhere.
Franticly mopped the stuff off the floor before it dried.
Only this morning did I realise that it had splashed all over the back of my trousers.
This morning when I got off my bike when I got to work that is.
I have to go around all day in purple spattered trousers.
And buy new ones this evening. I hate clothes shopping.
Bah.

And I'm going to have to wait ages for lunch, because one of the reagents in the process I'm keeping an eye on was clearly, for want of a better word, rotten, which would have screwed up the whole thing analysis...and as I work in a hosptial that would be BAD. At least I caught it early enough to restart it.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bergil June 10, 2010, 05:22:43 PM
A person called Gary who should pray to whatever beast is out there lest mine hands find his frail little neck.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin June 10, 2010, 10:33:40 PM
A person called Gary who should pray to whatever beast is out there lest mine hands find his frail little neck.

in the case of the state vs Bergil on one count of murder, the prosecution would like to enter exhibit A - the transcript of a post to the forum of doom message board m'lord.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind June 11, 2010, 08:19:18 AM
A person called Gary who should pray to whatever beast is out there lest mine hands find his frail little neck.

in the case of the state vs Bergil on one count of murder, the prosecution would like to enter exhibit A - the transcript of a post to the forum of doom message board m'lord.
Why are they watching me?  :paranoid2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdQb7CWXxxY
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi June 11, 2010, 09:35:15 AM
Life, universe, everything.
Pisses me off right now.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Thadrin June 12, 2010, 02:59:37 PM
Vuvuzelas.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: vampifan June 12, 2010, 05:00:08 PM
Vuvuzelas.


 :metoo:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Brandlin June 12, 2010, 05:45:40 PM
Vuvuzelas.


eh? what? pardon?
 :metoo:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Avicenna June 12, 2010, 05:48:21 PM
is that the plastic trumpet things i keep hearing about?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Thadrin June 12, 2010, 05:58:00 PM
Yes.
The football is being ruined by armies of angry wasps...or at least the sound of them. Apparently it's even worse in person.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers June 12, 2010, 07:07:46 PM
Drink more, it makes it all alright.  I promise.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind June 12, 2010, 08:29:34 PM
Vuvuzelas.

:metoo:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban June 12, 2010, 09:41:32 PM
Vuvuzelas.

:metoo:
With knobs on!  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso June 13, 2010, 09:29:47 AM
I like the vuvuzelas...they add atmosphere to what can only be considered an utterly bland and tedious sport :(.  Football...when it is on, the world stops and the TV is filled with it...there is no escape.

The worst thing about it is that I am morally bound to have it on the TV because my wife and son love it so much...

...I suppose it has a plus point...I get left alone to my hobby when it is on...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bergil June 14, 2010, 09:55:06 AM
A person called Gary who should pray to whatever beast is out there lest mine hands find his frail little neck.

in the case of the state vs Bergil on one count of murder, the prosecution would like to enter exhibit A - the transcript of a post to the forum of doom message board m'lord.

They have nothing on me...  :paranoid2:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold July 02, 2010, 09:39:40 PM
pushing a drill bit through my thumb  8:::
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Graeme July 03, 2010, 11:20:53 AM
Ow! Sympathies. Think of it as a badge of office. The mark of a modeller.  :thumbup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold July 03, 2010, 12:10:12 PM
man it hurt worse than every time i've cut my fingers & thumbs in the past
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Thadrin July 12, 2010, 06:33:54 PM
Something went wrong with my mobile's memory card...and it cost me all of my photos, including the load I'd taken over the weekend in Amsterdam. Loads of Orange clad people and friends I see maybe once a year.

Also nearly all of the photos of my traditional swedish midsummer...thankfully I uploaded a couple of them to
facebook.

I am absolutely devastated.

And this on top of the dreadful, soul destroying heat, exhaustion and an ordeal with a bus ticket machine at Stockholm airport.

 :blub: :blub: :blub: :blub: :blub:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: somaticon July 12, 2010, 08:35:48 PM
The fact that my fellow countrymen are beating themselves senseless over nothing---again---ffs!! some of us just want to live our lives.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bergil July 13, 2010, 11:09:20 AM
Why, what is happening now?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind July 13, 2010, 12:13:19 PM
 :scratchhead: :scratchhead:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Tiacapan July 13, 2010, 01:57:40 PM
It's marching season again, I'll avoid the politics of it but it usually seems to end in tears for someone.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bergil July 13, 2010, 04:54:29 PM
Marching, politics? Tell me more as I am clueless.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M July 13, 2010, 05:19:06 PM
Northern Ireland.

Not just politics, but also religion (and the religious politics, not to mention the politics of religion).

: Thadrin
Something went wrong with my mobile's memory card...and it cost me all of my photos, including the load I'd taken over the weekend in Amsterdam.
A friend of mine did something similar when we were in the exact same city a few years ago - although his was self-inflicted, he accidentally formatted his memory card. :mesostupid:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold July 13, 2010, 05:29:29 PM
I would say look up Irish history (ECW onwards) as it's more of a religion thing.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: caerban July 14, 2010, 10:37:13 AM
Being rushed to hospital with crippling abdominal pains and delusional with extreme temperature only to be released a few days later with pain meds and the message, "We don't know what's wrong with you, but now you don't need a drip you can go home. We might call you back in for some tests later."
Same thing happened last year and it cleared up before they ever found out. Gonna be another case of deja vu if it strikes again I guess.  :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Big Boris July 16, 2010, 09:36:16 AM
Keep clear of the politics on the FOD. We've had to remove a post that was pretty stupid already.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso July 16, 2010, 09:56:17 AM
The politics of Northern Ireland are a complete minefield...even if this was a political discussion forum, I'd steer well clear of it.

Not speaking from a political point of view, the marching season (where one side of the fence marches in areas that are, or could be considered, the other side of the fence...usually with lots of police protection) always stirs up unrest and for many people living in NI, it is a time of both fear and sadness.

This year a lot of police/people were wounded. 

I was living in NI last year, during the marching season and you can literally feel the change in atmosphere when you are out and about.  I have sympathy for anyone who gets caught up in it.

That said, I enjoyed my time in NI because it has some spectacular scenery and places of extreme tranquillity.  The weather wasn't always the best but I can safely say that the greenery and rural areas appreciated all the rain (except when there were the floods of course ;) ).  I'm disappointed I never got to travel South but I'll be saving that sort of thing for when I retire :) (one of my 'things to do before I die' is to fly-fish for Salmon in Southern Ireland).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake July 16, 2010, 12:07:11 PM
This reminds me of something I regret. When I lived in England I won a tour around Northern Ireland. I just had to pay for accomodation and flights there. Didn't take it as I needed to save some money. Looking back I had the money at the time and the next chance I'll get to see that place will be a long time away. Oh well, on the to do list now.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bergil July 19, 2010, 01:42:04 PM
Keep clear of the politics on the FOD. We've had to remove a post that was pretty stupid already.

Oooh oooh! What was it? :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso July 19, 2010, 02:00:15 PM
Keep clear of the politics on the FOD. We've had to remove a post that was pretty stupid already.

Oooh oooh! What was it? :tantrum:

Andy's already told you...it was...pretty stupid ;)...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold July 19, 2010, 06:05:47 PM
 :grrr: I have just shaken a brand new bottle off Vallejo opened it and without looking went to put a small amount on my wet pallet only to have a third of a bottle pour out as there was NO NOZZLE in it  :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso July 19, 2010, 07:45:12 PM
Anti Malaria drugs stop me getting any healthy sleep, give me nightmares beyond the demonic when I do get some sleep and they also make me depressed...apart from that, I am leaving my home and family behind for a couple of months to go and live in austere conditions, in a country that is about to have a referendum that is likely to cause huge unrest with the strong possibility of riots and civil unrest...but fortunately, I got some good news...my cheque guarantee card turned up today so at least I'll have some cash on me when I get mugged...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON July 19, 2010, 08:54:06 PM
Dont talk to me about cheques ! My boss pays us by cheque on the 15th of each month so they are cleared by the 20th (official payday) She didn't have them until today (19th) which means I had to go back to work at 10 and then to the bank to pay it in - I dont rely on my wages as I have a bit of money saved but I know certain members of staff struggle and have rent to etc to pay and the cheques wont be cleared to friday (23rd).
Oh and to top it all she underpaid me by 10 hours !  :hmmm
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Steel Penguin July 19, 2010, 09:48:15 PM
the fact that the damm banks are stoping my cash card being a cheque garantee card from next year.............
How am i gonna pay for lead at shows.
and when i went and complained to the bank the woman who was supposed to "listen" to my concern had an attitude of "yeah whatever".  when i ponted out that as a hobby a lot of the companys i purchase fromare small / one man bands, she was of the attitude that there bussnis managers would just sign them up for free banking. so that they could get switch machines.
At least at Mrs Steel Penguins bank they gave the impresion they were listening to our concerns, and making note of them.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat August 30, 2010, 05:08:50 PM
Expecting to receive a check from my client, only instead to receive an email asking if I was going to send the invoice.  I *did* send the invoice.  A week and a half ago.   :swear:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind August 30, 2010, 05:58:40 PM
Expecting to receive a check from my client, only instead to receive an email asking if I was going to send the invoice.  I *did* send the invoice.  A week and a half ago.   :swear:
Dear brother,
I would give my left arm to obtain a payment after 10 days...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi August 31, 2010, 05:48:14 AM
MEN!
Especially men who don't treat their grirlfriends and wives right. Have had far to much contact with womens centers lately (helping out a friend) and at the moment it feels like that means like... ALL men?
Men are bastards!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi August 31, 2010, 05:49:54 AM
Well, women probably are to but it has a tendency to result in less broken bones...  :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold September 01, 2010, 06:37:20 PM
got a bill from BT today for 566.12 quid  :crazy:. so i phoned them to find out how the duck i owed them this much, BT; well Sir it is down to you cancelling your BT internet within the contract,
 me or mug as i am now called; but i ordered phone TV and internet and the TV didn't work so i cancelled the lot within the 10 days i thought i had,
BT; no Sir did you not read the terms and conditions
Mug; no not all of them,
BT; it does state in them that if you cancell at any time you are liable for a fee.
Mug; but this is the first i have heard, i never got any info until now about,
BT;we sent you 2 bills in may by email for 311 pounds for the cancellation,
Mug; but i never received any email,
BT; we have prof of sending it,
Mug; prof of sending is not prof of receiving ?
BT; but we have prof sir, and the extra is intrest
Mug; well i don't have that type of money i.e 566.12,
BT; well Sir you will have to work that out with the debt collectors,
Mug; well thanks for nothing,
BT; is there i can help you sir,
Mug; no thank you good bye,
BT; good bye sir.
Well that is the short version glad it was free call.
Sorry for boring you but had to get it off my chest
So i personally say BT say well clear off
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade September 01, 2010, 07:52:44 PM
Discuss this with the Citizens Advice Bureau. I reckon you might have an out given the service provided didn't work.

I, too, had all sorts of problems with BT in the past. Right bunch of merchant bankers.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold September 01, 2010, 09:33:08 PM
don't know about merchant bankers. more like greedy bar stewards.
Will give Citizens Advice a go though thanks
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Gomez Addams September 02, 2010, 09:53:44 AM
Bloody Microsoft Office!

I've just rearranging all the Twilight shelves in order, so that I can find everything a bit easier which now means all the labels are wrong. Not a problem thinks I, I'll do every tray its own little sticker and because I can save the template it can be updated and printed again when the next shuffle around happens.

Unfortunately its locked, meaning I can't do s***. I can't even copy and past a document into microsoft office live. I could probably download open office but at the same time I dont really want to be installing things on the office PC without Sallys say so.

Anyone got any better ideas? I could hand write the labels no problem, I just thought it'd look better with stickers.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: AKULA September 02, 2010, 10:51:16 AM
Anyone got any better ideas?

Type everything into an email, and print the email.

 :wink:

email yourself the email, and you can save the template later on.

: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON September 05, 2010, 06:58:06 PM
Looks like my Freeview+ recorder is about to give up the ghost - the hard drive is making a loud whiring noise and it switches itself on an off 3 or 4 times when you start the machine up -I can afford another one but I have been looking on line and have managed to make my head spin with the different makes and models  :blink: The other thing is online sales are fine but you cant actually see how easy menus and stuff are to use and to be pefectly honest I haven't got time to trawl high street shops for demos at he moment :roll:
I may just go for another Topfield - problem  is the newer model has a 500GB harddrive which is far more than I need for my tv recording and is going to set me back 200 !  :hmmm
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Webby September 06, 2010, 12:00:24 PM
Humax are a really good brand easy to use and set up with regular over the air updates if the are any issues with firmware or software we have the PVR-9150T and it is great the PVR-9300T is a bit more money but you get a bigger hard drive (320GB rather than 160GB) and has more connectivity options the main one being HDMI (with upscaling) you can see the range download manuals etc from their website http://www.humaxdigital.com/global/products/product_stb_uk.asp (http://www.humaxdigital.com/global/products/product_stb_uk.asp) and you can buy from them direct (new or reconditioned/refurbished) here http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/prodCat2.asp?cat=Factory (http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/prodCat2.asp?cat=Factory)

Hope that helps any specific questions about them let me know and I will answer the best I can :)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee September 06, 2010, 08:57:22 PM
**RANT ALERT**  **LAST CHANCE TO EXIT NOW**

change of direction................something that really mega pi**es me off is not being credited for something/ taken for granted.

Well-behaved/well-mannered children are the result of amongst other things
1) years of structure and nurturing
2) years of boundaries/discipline/routines
3) considerate parents who put their childrens needs ahead of their own in an effort to produce valuable socialised members of society who feel comfortable in new situations, who know how to behave and be respectful, realise the value of education for their future and make their parents proud.
4) Dont give in to their every demand for every new material possession but instead let them earn things so they know the value of money and hard work
5) Be responsible for showing the child direction/available paths and helping them decide which way to go...giving them controlled choices not just letting them do whatever they want.
6) Sometimes being the 'bad guy'...not everything in life will always go their way ( tears, manipulation and tantrums arent good!)


What really annoys me is being told for years that i am too strict, too disciplined, too 'traditional' in my values...that they shouldnt be aware of the consequences of their behaviour, that they should be allowed to do whatever they want whenever they want to do it and let them find their own way in life ...going to bed when they want, eating what they want etc.......and then in the next breath them telling the child how wonderful they are to be around because of their good manners and how everyone they meet tells them what a delight the child is.   How the hell do they think the child got like that? ... blooming hard work and sacrifice on our part is how they got like that but all we get is moaned at and undermined at every turn because they dont agree with how we raise them.

You cant make an omelette without breaking eggs and you cant raise responsible children without setting routines and boundaries.  A bit of acknowledgement might be nice as the kids didnt get that way on their own.  By all means tell the kid how wonderful they are but remember who made them that way in the first place.


**RANT OVER**  **PLEASE CLEAR THE BUILDING, NOTHING ELSE TO SEE**

: Re: things that really p** you off
: MightyAl September 06, 2010, 09:10:48 PM
Reminds me somewhat of one of Isaac Asimov's stories that featured a robot nanny. The Laws of Robotics meant it was unable to discipline a child even verbally, or even say 'no', as these things resulted in the child crying, which the Robot interpreted as 'harm', and then caved in.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee September 07, 2010, 07:44:24 AM
I could understand if we regularly beat them into submission, sent them to bed without dinner, deprived them of basics like food, warmth, attention, sleep etc and were generally abusive neglectful paents.  But we dont and we arent.  Our kids are emotionally well-balanced, healthy, high achievers at school, secure in themselves and who they are, well looked after.  Okay they dont get all of the latest gadgets but stuff like mortgages or food usually comes first.  Things they need rather than things they want take priority.

 There are so many abused neglected children here in the UK with no stability at all, who suffer violence daily.  Compared to these children ours are priviledged

Okay rant part 2 over!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Citizen Sade September 07, 2010, 08:02:02 AM
I have learnt, through bitter experience, that people don't tend to appreciate getting parenting advice. This is unfortunate as some parents, like the spawners of the little soul on holiday who delighted in squirting his victims in the face with his water pistol, get it anyway. So, let's add unruly children with middle class names and entitlement issues plus overly liberal parents to the p*** me off list.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: gi6ers September 07, 2010, 08:49:44 AM
That doesn't sound like a rant to me Sally, sounds like good parenting. Totally agree, we have folks round with their kids quite often and the differences we see are massive.  My little boy (2 yrs old) will eat anything, sit at the table, say please and thankyou, go to bed at his alloted time, tidy his toys and not throw tantrums.  I wish I could say the same about every other child that he meets and is often bemused by.

Gina Ford and supernanny  :notworthy:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi September 07, 2010, 10:40:38 AM
Meh. My oldest son got that way through autism and ADHD. Works to  :wink:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi September 07, 2010, 10:41:35 AM
I think I'm a pretty good parent. But I credit my children for it, not me.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee September 07, 2010, 12:13:36 PM
I think I'm a pretty good parent. But I credit my children for it, not me.

but who taught the children how they should behave in the first place?  By all means credit them with being able to choose how to behave and respond in situations but they werent born with good social skills...they were taught, so shouldnt you get some of the credit for that?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M September 07, 2010, 01:37:42 PM
It's Nature vs nurture.

There probably is a genetic "behaviour" part in there somewhere - no matter how well brought up, some people are just nasty pieces of work, and some people come out of dreadful homes and are totally kind and considerate. There's two sisters I used to know, one was great, the other (the elder of the two) had a real attitude.

But yes, a lot of children's behaviour comes from seeing what their parents do (as the people they spend most time around) and copying them.

Again IMO, we all have our own core personality, and as we spend time with other people, we absorb a little piece of their personality and give back a little piece of our own.

But if it helps, well done Sally and Kev. :)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee September 07, 2010, 02:57:50 PM
thanks Chris!....loL!!

on a completely separate rant altogether.......i really really really hate people who drive around a car park at 2mph looking for that 'perfect space' and i always get stuck behind them.  You cant go past as they are taking up 2 lanes trying to decide which space to either go forward into or reverse into and 99% of the spaces are the same blooming size!
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Penfold September 07, 2010, 08:39:01 PM
Sounds like you've been following my sister in law see drives past parking spaces i could get a van into and open both doors
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake September 08, 2010, 04:35:06 AM
or when you are driving down the road and someone really old pulls out blindly in front of you and then goes at a snails pace in the 100k zone and then in the 50k zone they maintain a speed higher than the speed limit. :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi September 08, 2010, 08:21:39 AM
I think I'm a pretty good parent. But I credit my children for it, not me.

but who taught the children how they should behave in the first place?  By all means credit them with being able to choose how to behave and respond in situations but they werent born with good social skills...they were taught, so shouldnt you get some of the credit for that?

Oh yes. It's a good circle. If my children behave good I become a better parent and my children thus behave even better. That's what I meant. They bring out the good parent in me :-). I'm very grateful for that. They educate me as much as I educate them, daily.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: carsjr September 08, 2010, 03:53:29 PM
**RANT ALERT**  **LAST CHANCE TO EXIT NOW**

change of direction................something that really mega pi**es me off is not being credited for something/ taken for granted.

Well-behaved/well-mannered children are the result of amongst other things
1) years of structure and nurturing
2) years of boundaries/discipline/routines
3) considerate parents who put their childrens needs ahead of their own in an effort to produce valuable socialised members of society who feel comfortable in new situations, who know how to behave and be respectful, realise the value of education for their future and make their parents proud.
4) Dont give in to their every demand for every new material possession but instead let them earn things so they know the value of money and hard work
5) Be responsible for showing the child direction/available paths and helping them decide which way to go...giving them controlled choices not just letting them do whatever they want.
6) Sometimes being the 'bad guy'...not everything in life will always go their way ( tears, manipulation and tantrums arent good!)


What really annoys me is being told for years that i am too strict, too disciplined, too 'traditional' in my values...that they shouldnt be aware of the consequences of their behaviour, that they should be allowed to do whatever they want whenever they want to do it and let them find their own way in life ...going to bed when they want, eating what they want etc.......and then in the next breath them telling the child how wonderful they are to be around because of their good manners and how everyone they meet tells them what a delight the child is.   How the hell do they think the child got like that? ... blooming hard work and sacrifice on our part is how they got like that but all we get is moaned at and undermined at every turn because they dont agree with how we raise them.

You cant make an omelette without breaking eggs and you cant raise responsible children without setting routines and boundaries.  A bit of acknowledgement might be nice as the kids didnt get that way on their own.  By all means tell the kid how wonderful they are but remember who made them that way in the first place.


**RANT OVER**  **PLEASE CLEAR THE BUILDING, NOTHING ELSE TO SEE**



Where is my Facebook-esque "LIKE" button?
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON September 09, 2010, 06:56:45 AM
I could understand if we regularly beat them into submission, sent them to bed without dinner, deprived them of basics like food, warmth, attention, sleep etc
I thought that was what you were supposed to do............  :scratchhead: - Good job I haven't got any kids then !  :lol:
My best mate always says I would make a good dad as his kids like me - but then they are like Sal's kids polite and well adjusted !
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Vermis September 10, 2010, 01:13:40 PM
or when you are driving down the road and someone really old pulls out blindly in front of you and then goes at a snails pace in the 100k zone and then in the 50k zone they maintain a speed higher than the speed limit. :tantrum:

Ha.  I know the type.  I dunno about them being old, but I know the type.

There's the cautionary slogan that "a speed limit is a maximum, not a target", but to some people it's a thing to be avoided at all costs.  Round my neck of the woods, slow queues of traffic on the main roads are the norm.  There are a few new, straighter roads with double carriageways and overtaking lanes and things being put in - most of them aren't finished yet so the roadworks at the intersections obviously and reasonably (and still irritatingly) slow things down, but on the shiny new parts that are completed you've still got a fair chance of being trapped behind someone tootling along at 40 - even 30! - mph.  It's gotten so ingrained that when I'm on a clear stretch, I sometimes have to readjust to maintaining speed above 50mph.  I go to 60, take my eyes off the speedometer, and it somehow creeps back down.

Then I get stuck behind people who can't make up their minds whether to go at 40mph or 60mph.  They suddenly roar ahead at full speed, unexpectedly leaving me at the head of the slow queue and feeling like a right 'nana for a second or two.  I accelerate myself, then have to stand on the brakes a minute later because the first car suddenly decides it prefers 40 again.  Repeat ad nauseum.
With some the accelerating and braking seems random.  With others they slow way down at a bend in the road, which makes a little more sense but is usually unneccessary.  You get the feeling the curvature of the Earth's surface would be a dangerously sharp corner to these people.

I've mentioned these before, but they keep coming: people who don't follow the rules and laws of the road, put there to keep traffic moving smoothly and to prevent you turning into a fine pink paste spread over a couple hundred yards of asphalt or what have you.  People who never indicate, especially when they're getting in or out of your way.  That's caused a few stand-on-brakes moments in the last week alone.  People who decide your adherence to the speed limit is entirely unsatisfactory and take the first slim chance they have to roar past you - and on down the road - at 80-90mph.  Sometimes over turn-off chevrons or overtaking lanes (that is, over the double solid lines into the right side's overtaking lane) and into oncoming traffic.  Sometimes boy racers but usually Merc/BMW drivers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcxs-CH4kG0).
In a nutshell, people who think they're exempt because "I already passed my driving test/own an expensive status symbol/need to overcompensate."

And TRACTORS

And add another vote for Sally's big purple post.

Boy, this is a lot better than 140-character tweet...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Chris_M September 10, 2010, 01:39:44 PM
Vermis - as I like to say, beware the Berk in the Merc...

Personally, I drive to the speed limit and conditions - I want to get where I'm going, but equally, I want my car, my driving license and especially my life tomorrow. But there's been plenty of occasions where I've had to slow down, to give myself space to the car in front, because some moron's come right up behind me and has no way of stopping in time if I have to brake suddenly.

But they're minor compared to some - every time I think I've seen it all whilst driving, someone goes out and achieves a new world record for idiocy.

For instance, the other day, I was taking a different route into work (there was an event on which clogs traffic up for miles around), which takes me past an infant school, which is on a narrow country road, where the parents park on one side (which was the side for the direction is was going), so you have to hop the spaces to allow traffic coming the other way to get past, else it's gridlock (and is the main reason I don't go that way normally).

I managed to get enough space to hop into a gap, but I couldn't get further without blocking off oncoming traffic, pulled in, put the handbrake on, and watched the car behind me go sailing past, all the way down to where traffic was queuing and oncoming traffic was just about to come through. Cue people having to go up the kerb just to get past this dimwit.

Also, there's a roundabout on the way home from work that has a garage and a mini roundabout fairly close that causes traffic to stack back onto the main roaundabout, and if someone doesn't come all the way around on the inside and then try and jump in the queue at the exit at least once a week it's unusual. I almost want to ask them if they're carrying an organ for transplant or a pregnant woman who needs to go to hospital now, and when they say no to both, tell them they can queue up like everyone else then.

I've even been overtaken on a mini-roundabout near my home - it's at a t-junction to a motorway sliproad, I was going straight on and was in the correct lane, some woman in a small people carrier went into the other lane as though she was going to go down the motorway, then dived straight in front of me.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind September 10, 2010, 06:21:41 PM
Fire Brigade Officers. For the third time I took an appointment and... he's busy  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat September 10, 2010, 06:47:37 PM
Expecting to receive a check from my client, only instead to receive an email asking if I was going to send the invoice.  I *did* send the invoice.  A week and a half ago.   :swear:
Dear brother,
I would give my left arm to obtain a payment after 10 days...


Well apparently I have been spoiled by previous clients, as I still have no check from this one.  And now it is seriously starting to irk me.

I billed one of my speedier clients yesterday, I wonder which check will reach me first.  Theoretically they are coming from the same Accounts Payable department....
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi September 13, 2010, 10:57:48 PM
or when you are driving down the road and someone really old pulls out blindly in front of you and then goes at a snails pace in the 100k zone and then in the 50k zone they maintain a speed higher than the speed limit. :tantrum:

I don't drive but what really really nags me is when you go up with the escalator (especially if you have a big heavy bag or something) and the person in front of you - on stepping of the escalator - stops to ponder what he's going to do next leaving you the choice of knocking him down or falling head over heels down the escalator again. I'm against capitol punishment but I'm willing to make an exception  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake September 14, 2010, 02:18:03 AM
yes yes yes yes yes!!! even worse when someone is behind you too who then hits into the back of you, escalator sandwich
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian September 14, 2010, 08:09:32 AM
Sounds like it could be a good thing if you're going up to "2nd floor, Lingerie" :whistle:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: weareblind September 14, 2010, 08:16:10 AM
My daughter this night has awakened 8 times.... sleeeeeepppppp sleeeepppppppp..... :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi September 14, 2010, 11:32:19 AM
Threats! Especially when they are thinly veiled as nonthreats.
Getting told that "I have friends who are relly relly dangerous who want to hurt you (yugoslavian mob) but I've told them not to"
What kind of a feckin chicken thing is that to say to someone? :grrr:

Guess I should view it positivey as an extra spice in life :-)

So if I don't show up for a while it's just me bein dead not to worry :-)
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON September 14, 2010, 07:40:34 PM
yes yes yes yes yes!!! even worse when someone is behind you too who then hits into the back of you, escalator sandwich
That is preciesly why I steer clear of the evil things - my balance aint great due to mild cerebal palsy - stairs or lifts are the only way forward !  :yup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: alchemist September 15, 2010, 01:28:29 AM
yes yes yes yes yes!!! even worse when someone is behind you too who then hits into the back of you, escalator sandwich
That is preciesly why I steer clear of the evil things - my balance aint great due to mild cerebal palsy - stairs or lifts are the only way forward !  :yup:
Surely up or down rather than forward. :wink:

And lifts are not without their own problems, especially the one where I work which has a mind of its own (I swear it's one of those Sirius Cybernetics jobs).  Today it decided it was going to get into the habit of going to one floor above whichever button was pushed.  Just trying to mess with everyone's heads, I'm sure.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian September 15, 2010, 08:05:12 AM
Threats! Especially when they are thinly veiled as nonthreats.
Getting told that "I have friends who are relly relly dangerous who want to hurt you (yugoslavian mob) but I've told them not to"
What kind of a feckin chicken thing is that to say to someone? :grrr:

It's very chicken.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian September 16, 2010, 08:08:45 AM
Fashions nowadays. Stupid tight trousers with low crotches that ride too low on the arse and are too short on the leg, stupid hairstyles that have extreme partings and mega comb-overs that require all but those with the straightest hair to use straighteners stupid flat shoes that look like slippers (it's raining, kiddies, put something substantial on your plates you muppets!) and stupid neck beards and sidies.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Klute September 16, 2010, 08:26:42 AM
(it's raining, kiddies, put something substantial on your plates you muppets!)

Oh I get that one alright. Add coats and hats to it.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi September 16, 2010, 08:43:19 AM
Fashions nowadays. Stupid tight trousers with low crotches that ride too low on the arse and are too short on the leg, stupid hairstyles that have extreme partings and mega come-overs that require all but those with the straightest hair to use straighteners stupid flat shoes that look like slippers (it's raining, kiddies, put something substantial on your plates you muppets!) and stupid neck beards and sidies.

Wish I had a pic of my daughter now. She's the spitting image of "Tank girl" for the moment :-), haircut and all.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian September 16, 2010, 08:56:13 AM
That's a good look :yup:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON September 16, 2010, 09:36:00 AM
The stupid cow who stood at the night pay hatch and sneezed all over the window and claimed it wasn't her fault as she had a cold  :eh: - never heard of turning your head or putting your hand up love ? Oh and her brain dead moron of a boyfriend who called me every name under the sun and threatened to rip my head off because she changed her mind 3 times and I refused to serve them - as if the phlem running down the window wasn't enough reason  :roll:
Apparently they were going to report me - It really wound them up when I wrote down the phone number and my name !  :lol:
I will give the boyfriend his due he came back 20 minutes later and apologised for losing his temper and actually cleaned the window off - still I shouldn't have to crap like that in the first place ! :hmmm
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Bodhi September 16, 2010, 08:24:18 PM
I'm sorry, I don't get angry easily but people who lose their temper over trivia like that. They just have NO place in a civilised society. I have very liitle but contempt for people who think they have the right to lose their temper over every least offence and start throwing threats about. I despise them totally and utterly. I know I've worked with kids with aggresion problems for eight years and I certainly don't despise THEM. But adult - so called "normal" people" behaving like that out of some bisarre notion of "manliness" or what not... They make me sick! Manliness is to have some degree of control over ones emotions. Being ADULT is to have some degree of control over ones emotions.
Not by suppresion but by knowing oneself and listening to oneself.
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Lorbaat September 17, 2010, 07:23:13 PM
I billed one of my speedier clients yesterday, I wonder which check will reach me first.  Theoretically they are coming from the same Accounts Payable department....

For those keeping score at home, not only did the other check- for more money- reach me first, but the next day (that would be yesterday) I received an email from my delinquent client asking me to FAX (FAX!) the entire invoice to a third party, only giving me their FAX number- so I can't even doublecheck to see the Invoice made it.

I swear to god if this hadn't been a real resume-builder I would be incredibly honked off (as opposed to the mild annoyance you see before you now).
: Re: things that really p** you off
: libertee September 17, 2010, 07:58:02 PM
Fashions nowadays. Stupid tight trousers with low crotches that ride too low on the arse and are too short on the leg, stupid hairstyles that have extreme partings and mega comb-overs that require all but those with the straightest hair to use straighteners stupid flat shoes that look like slippers (it's raining, kiddies, put something substantial on your plates you muppets!) and stupid neck beards and sidies.

 i reckon you are just jealous as all trousers are too long on you and you have no hair to comb-over
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Twosoc September 17, 2010, 11:33:16 PM
what's really annoying me at the mo is now the weathers turned colder the butter starts to rip the bleedin bread when you try to spread it.  Spreadable my eye.  I can't believe its not better. :(
: Re: things that really p** you off
: DRAGON September 18, 2010, 08:05:29 AM
 :lmao:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Orctrader September 18, 2010, 04:01:32 PM
what's really annoying me at the mo is now the weathers turned colder the butter starts to rip the bleedin bread when you try to spread it.  Spreadable my eye.  I can't believe its not better. :(

(http://brandcom.unilever.com/greenhousePublic/flora-becel-global/en-GB/article/Consumer/FloraProducts/FloraLight/mainColumnParagraphs/00/articlePgImageLocalImageData/Flora_Heart_Age_Light_500G_.jpg)

 :roll:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Inso September 18, 2010, 10:19:56 PM
...not having enough port to cheer me up...

...I don't think there is enough anywhere...
: Re: things that really p** you off
: beefcake September 19, 2010, 12:26:38 AM
Have you tried the dock... or the port.. sorry, I'll get my coat.



laughter is the best medicine, but only if it's funny
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Seamus Muadhen September 19, 2010, 01:16:58 PM
 :swear:  Last weekend I drove home with my brother to visit with our dad who was dying.  From North Carolina where we live to Texarkana Arkansas is about 950 miles and we drove in shifts straight through for just over 13 hours to get there.  We had stopped at a truck stop to grab some gas, get a bite and take a break and were then leaving.  I was behind semi with large trailer who had to swing wide to get onto the on ramp for the Interstate.  He went really wide, wide enough that if I had wanted to be an jerk, I could have floored it and gotten in front of him.  However, I'm the patient sort and blocked the right lane and gave him plenty of room to complete his turn.  This jerk comes roaring up behind me in large SUV (I was driving a small Kia Spectra) so I know he was high enough to see the semi.  He starts blowing his horn half a block back because I was stopped then has to hit his brakes so hard his tires squeal to stop.  

Anyway, I let the truck finish its turn while this jerk continues to blow his horn.  I guess he doesn't realize I just saved him from getting crunched.  If I had thought fast enough, I would have pulled over to the left and let him go straight through just as the truck finished its turn but I didn't.  Its 3 AM and the three vehicles get up to highway speed I told my brother to watch and learn.  The semi had a speed limit of 60 mph at night and had to stay in the right lane.  I got in the left lane and pulled up even with the truck drivers cab thus blocking the road for Mr. In A Hurry in the black SUV.  I got the truckers attention and my brother yelled out that the SUV needed in a lesson in manners.  We went for ten miles with the SUV riding my bumper before I went on around the truck and cleared the lane.
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: Bodhi September 20, 2010, 09:02:35 AM
As of tonight Sweden has a racist party holding positions in parlament   :grrr: This really really makes me angry! And I don't wish to start  a political discussion. sorry... Just venting.
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: weareblind September 20, 2010, 09:08:23 AM
:swear:  Last weekend I drove home with my brother to visit with our dad who was dying.  
I feel sorry for you Seamus. My deepest condolences.
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: weareblind September 20, 2010, 09:11:10 AM
As of tonight Sweden has a racist party holding positions in parlament   :grrr: This really really makes me angry! And I don't wish to start  a political discussion. sorry... Just venting.
We were looking with attention at your vote day Bodhi. This morning the comment here is: ok, another right / extreme right wing politic formation, but FAR from the excess of our Lega, or Sarko late actions. Not to mention right wing in Austria.
Or not?
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: Bodhi September 20, 2010, 09:18:55 AM
Time will tell. They're formed on the remnants of far more extreme neonazi parties but have had a cleanup act going for the past six years or so...
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: Hasslefriesian September 20, 2010, 09:53:21 AM
:swear:  Last weekend I drove home with my brother to visit with our dad who was dying.  
I feel sorry for you Seamus. My deepest condolences.

Ditto. Sorry to hear that, Don.

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: Hasslefriesian September 20, 2010, 09:57:33 AM
What's getting me annoyed right this very minute is BT. We have a fault on our line, meaning we can't phone out and the broadband is slower than a slow thing (no Battlefield for me :blub:), I think it's a signal loss thing between our house and the exchange. Of course, we can't report the fault because we can't phone out and for some reason BT aren't taking calls from Sal's mobile and we can't report it online.

As "Things that piss you off" go, it's very minor considering what we've been through in the last few months, but it still narks me off.
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: Big Boris September 20, 2010, 10:06:35 AM
Kev, use the Hasslefree twitter account to report it to @btcare, give them your phone number details and they will look into it (after a day or two, though, they seem to be swamped with complaints) I've just done this with my bt broadband business account (to @btbusiness if anyone cares)
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: Hasslefriesian September 20, 2010, 10:26:01 AM
We have a Twitter account? :erm:
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: Hasslefriesian September 20, 2010, 10:28:13 AM
Apparently we do :lol:
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: Hasslefriesian September 20, 2010, 10:32:07 AM
Wouldn't that mean putting our phone number online though?
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: Big Boris September 20, 2010, 10:34:42 AM
You can DM them, that means nothing to you, but Mark will know what it means.
(Do we have a 'patronising' smiley?)
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: Big Boris September 20, 2010, 10:36:25 AM
Firstly, follow them, then just send them a message saying 'Our phone don't work, need you to follow me so I can DM details.'

Or you could phone BT from the workshop, I guess?
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: Hasslefriesian September 20, 2010, 10:37:16 AM
(Do we have a 'patronising' smiley?)

This is close:  :roll:

I'm going to phone them from here.
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: libertee September 20, 2010, 11:09:57 AM
We have a Twitter account? :erm:


yes dear we do, go talk to Mark he will explain to you about how new technology works
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: nedsta September 20, 2010, 04:53:52 PM
I hate BT, when i was with them a few years ago i rang a call centre as the broadband wouldn't work when the phone was plugged in,

cue Mr call centre reading off his script telling me to plug my internet in (but I'll have to put the phone down on you buddy if i plug that in) then phoning me back to say that the phone line had gone dead while i plugged the internet in (yeah that is why I'm phoning you mate, it don't work when the internet is plugged in) then asking if i could plug the internet back in (again I'll have to put the down on you as THE INTERNET STOPS THE PHONE WORKING), and once again phoning me back to inform me that the phone had gone dead when the internet was plugged in (I KNOW FELLA THAT IS WHY I'M CALLING YOU  :swear:) after ten mins of this i accepted that they are idiots and that i was to resort to using my mobile anytime the broadband was plugged in
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: DRAGON September 20, 2010, 06:25:50 PM
They rang me up the other night to ask me if I was interested in a free BT hub - er I'm already signed up ?
 :scratchhead:
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: beefcake September 20, 2010, 09:03:44 PM
I keep getting follow up calls from a home heating service. (they use the air in the roof cavity to help heat the house) It really annoys me as I've told them at least twice now not to call me again and I've told them at least 3 times why. The guy that came to give the quote to us turned up 2 hours late, 1 o'clock instead of 11, he turned up massivelyt hungover and for some stupid reason he told us this. After we said we needed time to think about it he started to get really pushy and pretty much told us we are killing ourselves if we don't put this in because of mold etc (which may have some truth but there are definately cheaper just as effective ways) When he told us the price, which was larger than he first thought because of the larger size of our house (which isn't that big and which he measured with his feet) it came to about 5 grand. He then said that they had some really competitive interests rates with their lending company. Just from 19%. I told him we could just redraw from our mortgage if we needed that, a smaller 9% at the time. He said that that would cost more in the long run. He must have been recieving kickbacks or something. Normally I don't get angry with people invited to the house but I was almost an inch from booting this guy out on his bum.
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: DRAGON September 24, 2010, 05:30:40 PM
People who rip you off when you do them a good turn - it was only 10 but the female in question has spent the last week avoiding me as she is in a worse financial situation than she was letting on - hell if she had told me what was going on I would have given her 50 ! Just don't lie to me saying you will give it back tomorrow when you blatantly had no intention of......... :grrr:
: Re: things that really p** you off
: Hasslefriesian December 15, 2010, 10:45:49 AM
People that leave foot long, down to the metal, scratches on your car with no explanation and inexplicable punctures costing 140 plus vat.

Family that don't listen to a word you say, use social services and other family members to attack your wife and don't intend to apologise when they're proven wrong, and then turn round and ask you what you want for christmas as if nothing's happened.

I tell you, if those sorts of things had been happening to me right about now I'd be in a murderous rage.
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: Buggrit December 15, 2010, 02:17:44 PM
Having ONE day off this week. Feeling rough as with bad cough/cold symptoms and not wanting to leave your bed when there's things you need to get done on this one day off and then having work phoning you.... FFS I've got one day off what could possibly be so damn important that it can't wait til tomorrow?!
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: Lorbaat December 15, 2010, 02:39:56 PM
People who offer to rent/loan me their equipment, and then act surprised when I try to take them up on it.  Are they just showing off their equipment?  I mean I did offer a fair rental deal...

Anyway, that's another business card for the bin, and me calling a professional rental house.
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: beefcake December 16, 2010, 02:18:20 AM
2nd to last day of school and a kid who isn't coming tomorrow chucks out all his book after I made sure they were in his bag to go home! Oh well good riddance you little ^%^%^&#^@*&$
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: weareblind December 16, 2010, 08:19:48 AM
Cold. I mean, -7 C isn't a proper temperature for Italy!  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:
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: beefcake December 16, 2010, 08:57:28 AM
Cold. I mean, -7 C isn't a proper temperature for Italy!  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:

Brrrr! That's cold.
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: libertee December 16, 2010, 09:30:41 AM
Cold. I mean, -7 C isn't a proper temperature for Italy!  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:

Brrrr! That's cold.

its been minus 12 here for the last few weeks!
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: libertee December 16, 2010, 09:47:08 AM
1:  Banner ads at the top of pages like yahoo that 'expand' as soon as you hover your mouse anywhere within a 2 mile radius of them thereby cutting off your access to the link you were originally after at the top of the page.

2: ads that expand across the page on a clear background so you go to click something and you end up somewhere completely different.  you can end up waiting ages for the ad to run before the little 'X' appears somewhere else entirely on the page for you to shut the window
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: Lowtardog December 16, 2010, 12:23:47 PM
At the moment I dont think I could begin to list what is pissing me off but mostly it has been wife, her behaviour and the consequences of it the likes of whihc would fuel a goodly script for Eastenders and at least a few Jeremy Kyles shows 8::: :crazy:
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: agentmolar December 16, 2010, 12:44:43 PM
Passive aggressive types with a sense of entitlement.  :angel:
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: DRAGON December 16, 2010, 02:29:46 PM
 :thinks: Can't think who or in relation to what you may be referring to............ :shrug: :lmao:
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: AKULA December 16, 2010, 02:34:41 PM
Passive aggressive types with a sense of entitlement.  :angel:

 :lol:

I can think of a few people that could put that as their signature....or even on their business cards



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: Penfold December 16, 2010, 04:14:14 PM
Getting a phone call at 10:50 this morning from the social to let you know the carers you have hired to wash and get the wife up in the morning have closed with no warning at all. they then send a new lot out only to be told that one of them is male which didn't go down too well  :swear: to say the least
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: beefcake December 16, 2010, 06:48:32 PM
Cold. I mean, -7 C isn't a proper temperature for Italy!  :tantrum: :tantrum: :tantrum:

Brrrr! That's cold.

its been minus 12 here for the last few weeks!

Oh my lord! I don't think it's ever reached -12 here even in the middle of winter in the early hours of the morning. I hope you have good heating!
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: Citizen Sade December 16, 2010, 06:56:43 PM
Passive aggressive types with a sense of entitlement.  :angel:
Veiled references :wry:
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: DRAGON December 16, 2010, 07:45:41 PM
Just had 9 days off and I've got to go back to work tomorrow night  :(
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: Hasslefriesian December 16, 2010, 08:09:32 PM
its been minus 12 here for the last few weeks!

Oh my lord! I don't think it's ever reached -12 here even in the middle of winter in the early hours of the morning. I hope you have good heating!

Some people do. But I still think you can expect a population rise in nine months.
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: agentmolar December 16, 2010, 08:20:18 PM
Passive aggressive types with a sense of entitlement.  :angel:
Veiled references :wry:

Ha ha.. Ill pay that!
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: libertee December 16, 2010, 08:57:30 PM
Getting a phone call at 10:50 this morning from the social to let you know the carers you have hired to wash and get the wife up in the morning have closed with no warning at all. they then send a new lot out only to be told that one of them is male which didn't go down too well  :swear: to say the least

oh dear, is she okay.  Must be horrible to be landed with someone completely new for something so personal.  When my ME was really bad at the beginning i had ot have carers come in and i hated it.

Some people do. But I still think you can expect a population rise in nine months.

not here you wont, turn your electric blanket on!
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: Hasslefriesian December 16, 2010, 08:59:41 PM
I'd rather turn something else on :angel:
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: libertee December 16, 2010, 09:05:25 PM
I'd rather turn something else on :angel:

Yeah...Battlefield Bad Company...........
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: Hasslefriesian December 16, 2010, 09:15:30 PM
 :whistle:
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: AKULA December 17, 2010, 12:56:17 PM
busted

 :lol:
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: Lowtardog December 17, 2010, 01:02:05 PM
:whistle:
:lmao:
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: Penfold December 17, 2010, 01:43:48 PM
@libertee she's OK but  not very happy to say the least, the 2 they sent today had never hoisted anyone before i know they have to learn but to send 2 people with no knowledge is a bit stupid in my eyes. Don't think we will be with them long.
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: Penfold December 20, 2010, 07:43:28 PM
Well over the weekend we only got the 1 carer as asked for, but this morning i got a call from them to say they only had a male carer free to help get the wife up, not happy but said if he is all they had OK,
so let the wife know not happy also but would put up with it, SO they turn up at about 11 (not bad for a 9:30 appointment) to get her up. so the wife decided to make the best of it and asked what the guy was doing for Christmas reply; I DON'T DO  :swear: CHRISTMAS.
I nearly hit the roof when told this upon arriving home now i swear but not in front of some one i have only met once before let alone a female in their own home tyring to be pleasant. needless to say if i get a phone call tomorrow there will be a complaint going in 
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: beefcake December 20, 2010, 07:55:47 PM
Very Rude!

Just heard that a convicted murderer of a 4 year-old has been released from prison after 11 years incarceration. The prison system say he is still a dangerous man and has a high likelyhood of reoffending, but he's served his time so has to be let out. I thought prisons these days were for rehabilitation? If they aren't keep them in!
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: somaticon December 27, 2010, 05:40:05 PM
I've had a kidney complaint since I was sixteen I've been told that sometime in the future it may have to be removed. The last time I was at the hospital with the kidney was four years ago and they said that I was coping with an acceptable level of pan and discomfort and that an operation would impact on my quality of life. A week before christmas I ended up going to the doc's with acute pain which would'nt go away they put me on an antibiotic however they think that the time for Intervention has arrived  :blub: I've only ever had the one operation before and the fact that this lies before me scares me silly.
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: DRAGON December 27, 2010, 07:37:19 PM
Not good mate - but I'm sure they wouldn't be taking this course of action unless it was absolutly nescessary for your long term health.
Hope everything goes ok  :thumbup:
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: leadhead December 27, 2010, 08:37:02 PM
Things that P me O?  Slow/busy posties.  I'm impatiently waiting for my HF goodies, I ordered.  I'm kinda unreasonable that way.
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: fog99uk December 28, 2010, 02:13:10 AM
Things that have pissed me off recently...

Getting ill just in time for Christmas.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of customers calling and emailing all asking "Where is my delivery? I ordered it X days/weeks ago". Er, have you looked at the weather recently? Go back into your hole you window licking monkeys.
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: Lorbaat December 28, 2010, 03:56:37 PM
I wish there was a punchy, one-line way to explain what's pissing me off at the moment, but it boils down to my client wanting to change the entire ending of a piece that we settled on a week or more ago. 

This might sound like a trivial thing, but it's all timed out to music and it's going to be a huge pain in my b... neck.  Pain in my neck, I was going to say.

Fortunately, she's offline until Wednesday, so I can stew over it on my own for a day or so.
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: fog99uk December 28, 2010, 09:12:11 PM
As long as the client agrees on the extra time and money she'll have to cough up for it there's no problem... but trying to get money out of clients is one of the toughest activities one can engage in.
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: Buggrit December 28, 2010, 09:42:50 PM
Hundreds, if not thousands, of customers calling and emailing all asking "Where is my delivery? I ordered it X days/weeks ago". Er, have you looked at the weather recently? Go back into your hole you window licking monkeys.

I'd agree with this 100% if I weren't still waiting for the delivery of a Christmas present which I ordered *NOT FROM YOURSELF, NOR FROM ONE OF THE FOD COMPANIES* (and I was informed had been shipped) at the very start of December (ordered on 4th, shipped on 5th).
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: Penfold December 31, 2010, 09:24:52 PM
The outlaws were supposed to come round tonight but when the time came for them to turn up no show gave it 30 Min's then the wife rang there Mobil no answer, another 10 Min's rang twice then turned off, gave it another 10Min's strait to voice mail then every time after that the same. i should not be supprised as this happens on a regular bases, it just makes me  :tantrum:  that on new years eve they let her down again. With out even a call to say why
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: beefcake January 01, 2011, 12:02:00 AM
That sucks. Especially on New Years when people are usually making plans for the night and sometimes having to turn others down because of previously made plans
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