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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1975 on: July 15, 2012, 04:53:07 AM »
Todays episode:  Was going to my grandparents after dinner this evening (on my scooter of course), when what happens?  A wasp hits me in the face, gets under my glasses and stings me under the eye and on the nose.  So I turn around and go home to get ice because its swelling up, then have to phone and explain why I'm not going to be there. :swear:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1976 on: July 25, 2012, 11:29:08 AM »
While the rest of the country swelters under a heat wave I have had to put the heating back on. We have not seen the sun in over a week I might have to find my light box to ward of S.A.D.  :tantrum:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1977 on: July 25, 2012, 10:07:13 PM »
Been experiencing double vision due to an eye infection for about nine days. The doctor wants me to take two different types of antibiotics to combat it. This means I haven't been able to work on any book covers for the publishers I work for or produce any work for sale throughnthe gallery I use. I just found out the publisher has replaced me for the current batch of books being worked on. So not only can I not see clearly but I've just lost one of my primary income sources.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1978 on: September 23, 2012, 07:56:19 PM »
My son ran a bath then continued  to run it while watching youtube for 20 mins. Cue flooded bathroom, kitchen and power out. Followed by much swearing from me and the prospect of a convex ceiling. Assuming it doesn't collapse on the next few hours. Just when you think they are verging on being a little responsible...  :tantrum: at least I managed to get the power on again.

Ironically the environment agency just sent me a flood alert!
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1979 on: September 23, 2012, 09:13:33 PM »
If you don't want the ceiling to fall in, drill a few holes in the plaster board where it is bowing the most so that the weight of the water can escape... but make sure you have some water collectors underneath.
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« Reply #1980 on: September 24, 2012, 12:01:26 AM »
No ceiling collapse! Thanks for the tip Inso didn't need to but I'll remember for the next time he does it  :wink: 

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1981 on: September 24, 2012, 01:53:23 PM »
 My Pint glass has dissapeared from my desk at work. Aparently no one knows anything about it nor do they seem to be doing anything about it. Yeah Its just a glass but it could have been my phone or ......


Litrally just got a call from the cleaners saying its been found! I wonder what it got up to on its week away

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« Reply #1982 on: September 24, 2012, 02:21:14 PM »
Litrally just got a call from the cleaners saying its been found! I wonder what it got up to on its week away

This happened to my mug once too, when I sent an email round enquiring if anyone had seen it I had no response but the mug mysteriously reappeared on my desk a few hours later...


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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1983 on: September 24, 2012, 03:51:34 PM »
Where I worked before my current job, one of the sergeants had his cup disappear. It eventually returned but only after it had travelled the length and breadth of the UK, Kenya, the US and various other places. There were pix posted on Facebook... on the cup's own Facebook page. There were pix of it in the Gym, with beautiful women, smoking, sitting by the pool... it was very funny :)

The cup's Facebook page is Bluey Lewis... and it returned to it's owner before he was made redundant too.

...almost as funny as filling a bloke's kit bag with pebbles in all the spare space... They struggle somewhat :D
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1984 on: September 24, 2012, 05:29:40 PM »
Attempted suicides.
In the last week there have been two incidents locally of people jumping off bridges onto rail lines - fortunately neither were fatalities and the net result was 3 broken legs !
While I feel for anyone who has sunk so low they feel they want to end their lives - the impact on the emergency services who have to clear up the resulting aftermath doesn't bear thinking about not to mention the train drivers if they had hit the individuals concerned  :roll:
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« Reply #1985 on: September 24, 2012, 07:35:25 PM »
Where I worked before my current job, one of the sergeants had his cup disappear. It eventually returned but only after it had travelled the length and breadth of the UK, Kenya, the US and various other places. There were pix posted on Facebook... on the cup's own Facebook page. There were pix of it in the Gym, with beautiful women, smoking, sitting by the pool... it was very funny :)
We did something similar many years ago, back in the days before Facebook and all that sort of thing, with a cuddly tiger that belonged to one of the receptionists at work. She kept getting letters and postcards from tiger, who was enjoying himself in exotic places all over the world. She was a bit angry at first, but she really loved it in the end, and she was thrilled when he finally came back home, bringing some souvenirs with him. Even then, he would occasionally disappear off for an adventure.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1986 on: October 03, 2012, 06:19:53 PM »
UPS.

Specifically, glitchy websites for arranging redelivery to an alternative address that won't let you amend it when the address glitches and robotic telephone "help" systems that lead you into a dead end where the only choice is to hang up without ever having given you a useful option or the choice to speak to a human being.

This makes me want to hate everyone and everything in the entire world.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1987 on: October 09, 2012, 01:13:30 PM »
people who think that education should only be done at school and slow down not just their own childs progress but also that of others in the class by encouraging their child to challenge all of the rules and then when a teacher disciplines the child for dispruption the parents go to the school and get aggressive towards the teacher.

that pi**es me off

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« Reply #1988 on: October 09, 2012, 10:25:07 PM »
Me too.. then again I'm a teacher.  :paranoid2: But you're so right on all  counts.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1989 on: October 14, 2012, 07:55:48 PM »
Not having enough time to get everything done -resulting in me being up 32 hours straight (between a night shift and helping a friend out) and then wasting half my one clear day off asleep !  :tantrum:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1990 on: October 16, 2012, 11:03:00 PM »
Scam emails.  Been getting a lot of them lately.  I'm sorry 'NatWest bank', I am in Canada and have never given you my email address.  A lot of them have been coming from scammers posing as banks in the uk saying I have unclaimed income tax refunds.  Anyone else getting these?  More annoying than angering though.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1991 on: October 17, 2012, 02:42:31 AM »
I get those too, maybe they're picking on us Canadians, eh?

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« Reply #1992 on: October 17, 2012, 07:32:45 AM »
I've all of a sudden been getting Spam texts, is no place safe!

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1993 on: October 17, 2012, 08:09:52 AM »
Catching the flu :grrr: *snot zombie*
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1994 on: October 17, 2012, 09:12:23 AM »
Spam phone-texts from lawyers / solicitors saying I've 'had an accident' and that I have a big money claim waiting for me.

Lots of spam e-mails from banks (same as leadhead) and customs and excise about tax refunds.

...and the third absence notification in six weeks from my son's college. I'd rather these were spam but I am afraid they aren't.

I am not a school bashing parent but on the occasions my son has been noted as absent, he has waited for the teacher to arrive for twenty minutes before disappearing. If this is the case (and he is not lying to me) then I am disappointed that a school with such high concerns about punctuality can't employ teachers with the same values that can actually be punctual for their lessons.

I have told my son to remain in the class for the full term even if a teacher does not turn up because the next truancy letter will cost him 50-00.

I will be talking to the college to find out what is going on with the classes... even if it is just to confirm what my son has been telling me.

... and this straight after we had to change the locks because he lost his keys with his identity cards... 420-00 phone bills... the list goes on and on.

What I'd like to know is where the hell is the guide-book?! You get one for a CD player, why not teenagers? ;)
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« Reply #1995 on: October 17, 2012, 10:52:26 AM »
I'm definately not lookinf forward to the teenage years. although my 3 y/o is so demanding at the moment. Diagnosed with a specific phobia to loud noises. He won't do anything without earmuffs which we are trying to ween him off.
Then theres the council that has brought in clean air zones. Any fireplace before 1996 needs to be replaced. $7800 if I want to retain our wetback which adds extra heat to the water supply or $4,700 if we just want to change it to a normal fireplace (in which case we will need a bigger hot water cylinder for next winter. Luckily I have a community services card which knocks $2000 off the price because the council is helping out with costs for it and the rest I can chuck on my rates at 3% interest over 10 years. Once we move out the payments get handed over to the new owner of the house. So it's not too bad.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1996 on: October 17, 2012, 09:08:33 PM »
What I'd like to know is where the hell is the guide-book?! You get one for a CD player, why not teenagers? ;)

If you find it, check if the guide to women is there too. I'm in need of that one!
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1997 on: October 18, 2012, 11:36:09 AM »
The trouble is, if there was a guide book for women, the text would change every time you closed it :(

I'm lucky. I just got by with blind luck and enthusiasm and it worked for me :)
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« Reply #1998 on: October 23, 2012, 11:03:37 PM »
Scam emails.  Been getting a lot of them lately.  I'm sorry 'NatWest bank', I am in Canada and have never given you my email address.  A lot of them have been coming from scammers posing as banks in the uk saying I have unclaimed income tax refunds.  Anyone else getting these?  More annoying than angering though.

I had never received a spam email in my life, until I went to art school. As soon as I registered with Student finance england for  my student loan, I start getting the blatant phishing emails like Leadhead describes. Every time a loan/grant payment was due, Natwest, HSBC, or some other bank I did not actually have an account with would email me about an "important security update". These continued long after I finished uni, too. In the end, it got so bad, I had to get a new email. Now, no more spam. For now... :paranoid2:

You have to be really careful who you give your email to.

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« Reply #1999 on: November 06, 2012, 12:19:59 PM »
I received another 'your son was absent' e-mail yesterday so I quizzed my lad about it. It turns out that he should have been in two lessons at the same time due to a timetable problem. I emailed the college and got a very swift reply with a new timetable and an apology.

I appreciate the hassle schools have fitting everything in but if they spent more time worrying about getting their management of subjects right and less time throwing e-mails out, maybe they would get better responses from their charges.

I just checked Facebook and my son has been moaning about a 30 minute wait due to timetable mix-ups again... I have told him to go to the college administrators instead of moaning but I can understand his frustration. He actually wants to attend the classes and is being prevented from doing so... as well as getting e-mails sent to us when the system fails him.

In case people think I am one of those parents who moans at schools for their children's short comings, I have set a rule with my son that every absence e-mail I get that turns out to be his fault will cost him 50-00. I am not one to shirk my responsibilities.
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