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Title: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Dixkot on August 19, 2014, 10:56:51 am

Job hunting.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 20, 2014, 09:44:18 am
Having to tell Scottish Power that in trying to undo the gross mishandling of my account they've merely dug a bigger hole for themselves.

Having to tell esure  to f#ck off out of my life before the ombudsman does it for them.

Why do these people seemingly go out of their way to treat their (former) customers like vermin?  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on August 21, 2014, 16:42:45 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 20, 2014, 09:44:18 am
Having to tell Scottish Power that in trying to undo the gross mishandling of my account they've merely dug a bigger hole for themselves.

Having to tell esure  to f#ck off out of my life before the ombudsman does it for them.

Why do these people seemingly go out of their way to treat their (former) customers like vermin?  :-\


Feel your pain mate. NPower reared their ugly heads again today. After my 18-month battle was settled (to my disaticfaction) with an installment plan to repay the money I don't owe them for electricity and gas I didn't use, and the installments have commenced, I received three (yes, that's 3) letters from them today threatening to take me to court for non-payment.

When I called them to discuss the "representative" in "customer services" couldn't understand what had happened. Yet another 20 minute summary from me on the last 18 months of shit only to be told "I can see you've being paying us £50 a month but you owe us £1700 don't you?"

::)

40 minutes later, sorted. Again. For now.

feckERS.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 21, 2014, 17:25:44 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on August 21, 2014, 16:42:45 pm
Feel your pain mate. NPower reared their ugly heads again today. After my 18-month battle was settled (to my disaticfaction) with an installment plan to repay the money I don't owe them for electricity and gas I didn't use, and the installments have commenced, I received three (yes, that's 3) letters from them today threatening to take me to court for non-payment.

When I called them to discuss the "representative" in "customer services" couldn't understand what had happened. Yet another 20 minute summary from me on the last 18 months of shit only to be told "I can see you've being paying us £50 a month but you owe us £1700 don't you?"

::)

40 minutes later, sorted. Again. For now.

feckERS.  >:(


They're all c**ts.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on August 21, 2014, 20:10:27 pm
I really don't understand why the systems they use don't empower (Npower?.. he he.. see what I did there?) their own staff enough not to be like utter KNOBS! They can't all be DICKHEADS. We know very nice people who train them so it must be the system..... I actually took pity on an Asian chap on the phone today who was simply not tooled up to deal with my issue because the update to my case had been moderated by a team leader in another sector but not released by their section leader so the notes weren't visible.... He said. "I could update your file but when they release the moderated input, this call will be out of sequence and unless I talk to you again, which is unlikely, it could cause you further problems" He took my number and is going to call back when the system has updated... which he can do until next month when they introduce an update which will mean they can only view files of INCOMING callers!!! How to halve your productivity in a heartbeat eh?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on August 21, 2014, 20:17:04 pm
My annoyance is ANOTHER bout of the Cellulitis that had me in hospital for 9 days in 2009. Bloody annoying and made me feel utterly crap.... Suddenly felt violently ill on Sunday... made it to GP on Tuesday morning having recognised the symptoms and have been on antibiotics which, when first observed, could have been suppositories given their size! They seem to have kicked in now and I'm feeling a little more human than I have all week!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 21, 2014, 21:46:35 pm
The crowing of parents whose little darlings have done so well in their GCSEs. >:(

Bask in their reflected glory, but spare a thought for those whose "Little Darlings" through their own doing have barely scraped a handful of Cs and Ds. AND she won't let me kill him.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on August 21, 2014, 21:59:15 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on August 21, 2014, 20:17:04 pm
My annoyance is ANOTHER bout of the Cellulitis that had me in hospital for 9 days in 2009. Bloody annoying and made me feel utterly crap.... Suddenly felt violently ill on Sunday... made it to GP on Tuesday morning having recognised the symptoms and have been on antibiotics which, when first observed, could have been suppositories given their size! They seem to have kicked in now and I'm feeling a little more human than I have all week!!

Hang in there big man
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on August 22, 2014, 03:04:06 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on August 21, 2014, 21:46:35 pm
The crowing of parents whose little darlings have done so well in their GCSEs. >:(

Bask in their reflected glory, but spare a thought for those whose "Little Darlings" through their own doing have barely scraped a handful of Cs and Ds. AND she won't let me kill him.


She is lovely though. Such happy memories of my visit to Chez Sims.... Sigh.....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 22, 2014, 21:42:32 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on August 22, 2014, 03:04:06 am
She is lovely though. Such happy memories of my visit to Chez Sims.... Sigh.....

I don't know what she sees in me...

But without her, I'd be lying in the gutter looking up through a pyramid of Special Brew cans...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Neph on August 24, 2014, 17:16:53 pm
My brother fell 20-30 feet, broke both his wrists and and his back. He's in the spinal unit of the Southern General in Glasgow and we're just waiting until the spinal experts see him on Monday to see if there is any long term damage. He's got a collar on at the moment and isn't allowed to move. He can't feel his toes but he can wriggle them, I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.

This year has been absolutely horrendous. The sooner it's over the better.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 24, 2014, 17:19:08 pm
Positive thoughts, Mike.  Really sorry to read that.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Tom Garrett on August 24, 2014, 20:16:39 pm
Hope your brother will be ok Neph, able to wriggle toes is a good sign I think.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 25, 2014, 15:34:06 pm
Quote from: Neph on August 24, 2014, 17:16:53 pm
My brother fell 20-30 feet, broke both his wrists and and his back. He's in the spinal unit of the Southern General in Glasgow and we're just waiting until the spinal experts see him on Monday to see if there is any long term damage. He's got a collar on at the moment and isn't allowed to move. He can't feel his toes but he can wriggle them, I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.

This year has been absolutely horrendous. The sooner it's over the better.


Bloody hell Neph, you and your family have had it rough mate. Hope your brother is OK and makes a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on August 25, 2014, 17:37:21 pm
Hoping your brother is ok Neph and wishing him a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on August 26, 2014, 11:50:34 am
Quote from: Neph on August 24, 2014, 17:16:53 pm
My brother fell 20-30 feet, broke both his wrists and and his back.


Cripes Neph, so glad that he made it through the fall. Best wishes for a full recovery for your brother.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on August 26, 2014, 16:38:34 pm
Sorry to hear that Mike, i do hope he makes a full recovery, thinking of you guys
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Blastzone on August 26, 2014, 18:12:13 pm
Jings Mike
Horrendous mate, truly hope for a full recovery, best wishes to all
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 27, 2014, 10:32:23 am
Tenant going ballistic that I sent the plumber this morning for annual gas check.  Texted her yesterday but her mobile is out of service at the moment.  Her partner will be ringing me later.

feck off.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Summerland on August 27, 2014, 20:09:40 pm
Thinking of you Mike, all the best.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 28, 2014, 07:48:08 am
Bringing home work problems which then cause distraction and irritation and make me a real grumpy shit.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 28, 2014, 09:12:39 am
ice bucket challenges.. just feck off...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 28, 2014, 11:20:26 am
People moaning that I never did my IBC properly...feck off willya
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 28, 2014, 20:26:41 pm
One of the player,s mother at Alicia's team's football training tonight. A real loud gobby cow who just doesn't shut up.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 28, 2014, 20:56:31 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 28, 2014, 20:26:41 pm
A real loud gobby cow who just doesn't shut up.

Think you're describing most women there, mate.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on August 28, 2014, 22:10:14 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 28, 2014, 20:26:41 pm
One of the player,s mother at Alicia's team's football training tonight. A real loud gobby cow who just doesn't shut up.

We're lucky, there's no one like that amongst Isaac's team.  We all get along and have a good time, despite the result, which is usually a loss.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on September 02, 2014, 23:42:45 pm
My landlady has decided to sell up. Great. Another move.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on September 03, 2014, 16:19:31 pm
Trying to get in touch with the HR girl at work. Wearing the fecking buttons out on the phone!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on September 07, 2014, 19:31:43 pm
bloody cellulitis resisting the antibiotic onslaught of the past three weeks....   going to be limping to Hammersmith on Tuesday :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 07, 2014, 21:15:20 pm
Take care of yourself
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 07, 2014, 23:49:54 pm
Alas and alack, events in the real world back home have conspired against my being able to make the Steve Howe gig in Nottingham on Friday. So I have a spare. PM me then! :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 08, 2014, 18:56:02 pm
My favourite music venue in New York is closing in November. Feel like a friend is dying.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 08, 2014, 22:53:53 pm
Took my boss all of an hour on his first day back from holiday to have a go at me for something I'd done while he was off! Even more annoying was that everyone else in the company thought I'd made the right call! Sooner I can get out of this place the better now.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on September 09, 2014, 16:06:29 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on September 08, 2014, 18:56:02 pm
My favourite music venue in New York is closing in November. Feel like a friend is dying.


Feel you pain Quber. My favourite rock club in Manchester - Jilly's - closed some years back and I still haven't got over it. Now my favourite venue in Manchester - the Star & Garter - is under threat of compulsory purchase to make way for an extension to Piccadillly station. Commerce, it would seem, is all.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 09, 2014, 16:22:19 pm
Yeah this place is a not-for-profit DIY venue, but the block of buildings it's in is prime real estate, and been bought out by Vice media. Even when I started going to shows there 3 years ago they were the only thing there other than two other concert venues round the corner (one of which closed earlier this year) and a pub across the street. Now there's a rows of restaurants, condos, and more condos being built.

It's one of those bastards of gentrification, the things that make people want to go there in the first place end up being the first to get pushed out.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 09, 2014, 17:46:12 pm
3 days into her school career, Molly's teacher has called in Mrs Jonners, as our delightful 4 year old does not listen, do what she is told, and is rather naughty!

Typing this with a wry grin, but it does need nipping in the bud!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 09, 2014, 18:15:59 pm
Quote from: Jonners on September 09, 2014, 17:46:12 pm
3 days into her school career, Molly's teacher has called in Mrs Jonners, as our delightful 4 year old does not listen, do what she is told, and is rather naughty!

Typing this with a wry grin, but it does need nipping in the bud!

Just like her dad
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 09, 2014, 18:33:08 pm
Found our perfect next new home.  Vendor is being a bit of a c***. And I'm being stubborn on principle.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 09, 2014, 22:15:31 pm
4 days left in mallorca
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 10, 2014, 19:14:32 pm
The Cockpit in Leeds has shut down. Yet another rock venue gone
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 10, 2014, 19:56:38 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on September 10, 2014, 19:14:32 pm
The Cockpit in Leeds has shut down. Yet another rock venue gone


No way!!! Countless before-they-were-famous bands have played there.  Saw The Killers as a support act.  Cracking nightclub as well. Not good news to come home to.  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 11, 2014, 18:09:31 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 07, 2014, 23:49:54 pm
Alas and alack, events in the real world back home have conspired against my being able to make the Steve Howe gig in Nottingham on Friday. So I have a spare. PM me then! :)


I can go (again) now - this obviously is a pleasure, but I feel obliged to declare the ticket is no longer available. Which will no doubt be an annoyance to someone.  Possibly.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 11, 2014, 21:49:29 pm
At least it's the real Steve Howe.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 12, 2014, 00:11:54 am
Quote from: Fishy on September 11, 2014, 21:49:29 pm
At least it's the real Steve Howe.  :)


;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 12, 2014, 16:51:21 pm
Some right old fecking battle axe invading my pool  sunbed space..polite enquiry made into what the feck she thought she was doing.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on September 13, 2014, 01:36:28 am
She's off down south for a week.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: FLITCH on September 13, 2014, 11:24:10 am
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on September 13, 2014, 01:36:28 am
She's off down south for a week.

Finbarr Saunders  ;) :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on September 14, 2014, 07:12:24 am
Rachel's been really difficult the last few days. Wish we knew what was going on inside her head.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 14, 2014, 08:21:33 am
Quote from: JonL on September 14, 2014, 07:12:24 am
Rachel's been really difficult the last few days. Wish we knew what was going on inside her head.

I Think thats children generally.  Hope things settle down for you.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 14, 2014, 08:39:42 am
Sitting atPalma...waiting to board..bit I just can't arsed with
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on September 15, 2014, 11:10:08 am
Always been a bit narked when I go to pub / tiny venue gigs and they draw an X on the back of your hand with a marker pen to show you have paid and can come in and out of the venue.
At last night's BongCauldron / Nomad gig the wag on the door decided to draw a penis instead of an X.
Can I get the fecker off? No I can't. Work is not amused.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 15, 2014, 22:59:42 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on September 15, 2014, 11:10:08 am
Always been a bit narked when I go to pub / tiny venue gigs and they draw an X on the back of your hand with a marker pen to show you have paid and can come in and out of the venue.
At last night's BongCauldron / Nomad gig the wag on the door decided to draw a penis instead of an X.
Can I get the fecker off? No I can't. Work is not amused.

;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 15, 2014, 23:10:37 pm
Car is still off the road so having to use public transport.  Nearest I can get to home on the bus at this time of night is blummin Buttershaw - where Rita, Sue & Bob Too was filmed.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 16, 2014, 09:22:50 am
back at work = shit
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 16, 2014, 09:48:54 am
Quote from: Fishy on September 16, 2014, 09:22:50 am
back at work = shit


Yep, second day back here.  The spirit is very unwilling.  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 16, 2014, 11:48:06 am
fecking builders.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on September 16, 2014, 12:13:24 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 16, 2014, 11:48:06 am
fecking builders.


Surely your missus wont like you doing that.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on September 16, 2014, 12:54:01 pm
Quote from: JonL on September 16, 2014, 12:13:24 pm
Surely your missus wont like you doing that.


She probably didn't notice. Too busy watching her phone ring and not answering it.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on September 17, 2014, 16:26:57 pm
Just seem to be living to work lately instead of working to live.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 17, 2014, 22:56:53 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 17, 2014, 16:26:57 pm
Just seem to be living to work lately instead of working to live.


Same for a lot of us. Crappy state this country's in.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 18, 2014, 09:06:00 am
dicks driving around with scottish flags flying from their cars...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 18, 2014, 09:14:00 am
Better than Scots driving around with dicks flying from their cars I guess......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 18, 2014, 09:44:01 am
Quote from: Jonners on September 18, 2014, 09:14:00 am
Better than Scots driving around with dicks flying from their cars I guess......


marginally better....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 18, 2014, 11:18:41 am
Will you be voting today?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 18, 2014, 11:34:00 am
oh yes..still undecided.... will being independent make Rush do more concerts in Scotland ? this is the vital issue no one wants to talk about it.. feck all that currency shit... i mean the next one could be Rush UK tour and Scotland...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on September 18, 2014, 11:50:00 am
Quote from: Fishy on September 18, 2014, 11:34:00 am
oh yes..still undecided.... will being independent make Rush do more concerts in Scotland ? this is the vital issue no one wants to talk about it.. feck all that currency shit... i mean the next one could be Rush UK tour and Scotland...


Well think on - Rush has only been to Ireland once and its been independent for over 90 years
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 18, 2014, 12:24:59 pm
Quote from: döm on September 18, 2014, 11:50:00 am
Well think on - Rush has only been to Ireland once and its been independent for over 90 years


oh right better vote No then...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on September 18, 2014, 16:28:32 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on September 17, 2014, 22:56:53 pm
Same for a lot of us. Crappy state this country's in.


Should improve if we don't have to keep paying for those Scots  ;).
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 18, 2014, 18:36:13 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 18, 2014, 16:28:32 pm
Should improve if we don't have to keep paying for those Scots  ;).

:P

Ach Rob, we won't turn our backs on you - not like you and The Saints!   :-X  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on September 19, 2014, 18:01:34 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on September 18, 2014, 18:36:13 pm
:P

Ach Rob, we won't turn our backs on you - not like you and The Saints!   :-X  ;)


It shouldn't have been the scots voting to stay in or out, it should have been us voting whether or not to kick them out!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Tom Garrett on September 21, 2014, 10:07:31 am
Bouncing cheques... >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 22, 2014, 13:08:34 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 19, 2014, 18:01:34 pm
It shouldn't have been the scots voting to stay in or out, it should have been us voting whether or not to kick them out!

Same result then?!  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on September 22, 2014, 20:48:32 pm
Silly cow on a bike decides to go through a red light, then later, pull into the middle of the road right in front of me, THEN signal, when she realised she'd given no indication of her intent and almost ended up under my car.
Proper cyclist, who new what he was doing just looked at me and laughed at her.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 22, 2014, 21:02:57 pm
this never ending week of on call which um never seems to be ending....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 23, 2014, 13:51:56 pm
Think I've picked up some sort of stomach bug that's really going to hamper enjoying Anathema tonight
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 23, 2014, 21:18:33 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on September 23, 2014, 13:51:56 pm
Think I've picked up some sort of stomach bug that's really going to hamper enjoying Anathema tonight

Hope you enjoy the gig. We need a review in the band thread.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 23, 2014, 23:47:22 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 23, 2014, 21:18:33 pm
Hope you enjoy the gig. We need a review in the band thread.

I'll be honest I've felt better at gigs. I'll post a review when I'm back at my place, but in summary: phenomenal!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 25, 2014, 12:10:52 pm
A letter from esure informing me they are investigating my complaint.  Thing is, I haven't actually submitted one.

So I wonder what my next course of action should be....  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 25, 2014, 12:14:57 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 25, 2014, 12:10:52 pm
A letter from esure informing me they are investigating my complaint.  Thing is, I haven't actually submitted one.

So I wonder what my next course of action should be....  ::)


A letter of complaint to esure asking them to initiate an investigation into  why they are investigating a complaint you never made  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 25, 2014, 12:30:30 pm
Quote from: Fishy on September 25, 2014, 12:14:57 pm
A letter of complaint to esure asking them to initiate an investigation into  why they are investigating a complaint you never made  :)


My thoughts exactly.  Then I'll simply sit back and watch them try to figure it all out.  Complete f#cking amateurs.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Paul Sheehan on September 25, 2014, 23:01:45 pm
Spent an hour in Aldi shopping only to be told after I had packed everything and asked the question "cash or card"? , that they did not accept credit cards.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 25, 2014, 23:20:11 pm
Had an extremely close shave whilst driving this evening. Entering a right turn 'area' in the middle of a v. busy A40, I was confronted with an idiot on a motorcycle overtaking a lorry coming directly at me over the chevrons. I somehow managed to swerve the car left to avoid him without being hit by the traffic behind me. Very close - heart rate about 130bpm for a few minutes!!

I just hope he reflected on how close he came to death and moderates his suicidal style of riding in the future (probably not!)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on September 28, 2014, 09:20:25 am
A1 closure. Found out after I missed the A19 turn off coming home from Hull. Went on to the A1, only to find a large part was closed for work, so had to go back through seemingly endless rural road to Northallerton and onto the A 19 anyway.  Wasted about 30 mins and petrol.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on September 30, 2014, 12:31:49 pm
Showing the first signs of catching a cold that laid Ronnie out for a couple days. At least it waited to develop after I was finished delivering a riveting Data Protection session for HR managers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 02, 2014, 18:53:17 pm
Trying to come up with a band name
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 02, 2014, 20:17:38 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on October 02, 2014, 18:53:17 pm
Trying to come up with a band name

You can have the name of my old band Shithead (Pronounced Shi-theed) :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on October 03, 2014, 09:14:02 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on October 02, 2014, 18:53:17 pm
Trying to come up with a band name


What is the genre?

I have some good Black Metal ideas!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 03, 2014, 10:38:04 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on October 02, 2014, 18:53:17 pm
Trying to come up with a band name


The Thamesmen ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on October 03, 2014, 12:20:18 pm
I always thought HellBastard was the greatest name for a band, shame they were utter cack!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Norwegian on October 03, 2014, 13:34:50 pm
Quote from: Jonners on October 03, 2014, 09:14:02 am
What is the genre?

I have some good Black Metal ideas!!!
I have a mate who used to play in a metal-band called Country faggots
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 03, 2014, 14:20:54 pm
When I was on holiday last year the rest of my band did a gig as a threesome under the pseudonym Cheap Mike & The Feedbacks.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 03, 2014, 20:17:47 pm
Cheap Mike and The Feedbacks is ace!

We're a hard rock act and we've settled on Black Falcon
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 03, 2014, 20:48:01 pm
Black Mamba is better.

Think it's a make of dildo...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on October 03, 2014, 22:44:52 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 03, 2014, 20:48:01 pm
Black Mamba is better.

Think it's a make of dildo...


Worked for Steeley Dan and The Vibrators.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 05, 2014, 16:56:32 pm
walking into B and Q to be confronted with xmas decorations.. feck off...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2014, 21:22:17 pm
Tesco had Christmas chocolates for "early birds".
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 05, 2014, 21:51:34 pm
Sounds like the motor on my drivers side window is fecked, and it's stuck two thirds of the way down.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on October 06, 2014, 08:55:00 am
Quote from: zoony on October 05, 2014, 21:51:34 pm
Sounds like the motor on my drivers side window is fecked, and it's stuck two thirds of the way down.


let's hope it doesn't rain this week mate ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 06, 2014, 09:20:21 am
Quote from: NeilP on October 06, 2014, 08:55:00 am
let's hope it doesn't rain this week mate ::)


erm have u seen the forecast  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 06, 2014, 09:26:33 am
Got a cold.  Hate colds.  Weather is shite as well, dark, wet, chilly.  And it's Monday.  Woe is me.  :( :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on October 06, 2014, 12:15:19 pm
Kevin Bloody Pietersen
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 11, 2014, 12:50:25 pm
No at seat service in first class today and only bloody Decaff coffee.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 11, 2014, 12:58:30 pm
First class at the weekends is shit.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 11, 2014, 17:15:47 pm
A 500-mile round trip to see a heavy defeat at the weekend is shit.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 11, 2014, 19:14:48 pm
Hats off to you, Matt.  The travelling you do to see your team is incredible.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 11, 2014, 20:19:21 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 11, 2014, 19:14:48 pm
Hats off to you, Matt.  The travelling you do to see your team is incredible.


It is on days like this mate!  :(  ::) Just had an ice cream at Leicester Forest to try and cheer myself up.  :-\

;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 12, 2014, 09:25:07 am
Getting called out at 3 fecking 30 in the morning by students who couldn't get into their flat because the latch had dropped.

2 fecking 24 hour locksmiths wouldn't come out.

Cue me going to my lock up and getting a sledgehammer....a piece of plasterboard fell out of the lock up and stopped the shutters from closing and now they've come of their runners...

Got to the flat in question, came out the car and walked straight into a lampost.

Still, I got them in.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 12, 2014, 10:18:13 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 12, 2014, 09:25:07 am
Getting called out at 3 fecking 30 in the morning by students who couldn't get into their flat because the latch had dropped.

2 fecking 24 hour locksmiths wouldn't come out.

Cue me going to my lock up and getting a sledgehammer....a piece of plasterboard fell out of the lock up and stopped the shutters from closing and now they've come of their runners...

Got to the flat in question, came out the car and walked straight into a lampost.

Still, I got them in.


Some mothers do have 'em
(did you get home to find the cat had done a 'whoopsie' in your beret?)




Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 12, 2014, 22:55:17 pm
Bernie Ecclestone and his chums 'glad handing' that nasty little Russian man at the F1 GP today.

If ever (more) proof was needed to show that that sport is only about the $$$$$$$$$$$
>:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Paul Sheehan on October 13, 2014, 18:15:41 pm
Fiona Bruce making that stupid "tutting" noise before she starts a new sentence on the 6 o clock news.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 13, 2014, 21:46:00 pm
Quote from: Paul Sheehan on October 13, 2014, 18:15:41 pm
Fiona Bruce making that stupid "tutting" noise before she starts a new sentence on the 6 o clock news.

That and the bloody headshaking and the condescending voice. Mrs S has to restrain me from putting the TV screen through when F**n* Br*c* presents the News.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 19, 2014, 10:16:09 am
By all accounts last weeks EUCON was very good. Sad that not one of the TNMSers who went can be bothered to post anything about it on here.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 19, 2014, 14:55:43 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 19, 2014, 10:16:09 am
By all accounts last weeks EUCON was very good. Sad that not one of the TNMSers who went can be bothered to post anything about it on here.


Check Facebook, its full of stuff....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 19, 2014, 17:02:14 pm
Falling out of a tree.
Remembered now why I didn't go in for climbing trees as a kid - I'm a bit shit at it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 19, 2014, 20:44:39 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 19, 2014, 14:55:43 pm
Check Facebook, its full of stuff....


I've no doubt it is, and it can stay there.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 19, 2014, 22:41:37 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 19, 2014, 20:44:39 pm
I've no doubt it is, and it can stay there.


Has Simsy hacked your account  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 19, 2014, 23:36:55 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 19, 2014, 22:41:37 pm
Has Simsy hacked your account  ;D

You'll all come round to my way of thinking one day :)
Today Zooners, tomorrow the world!!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 20, 2014, 06:14:29 am
I just had one of the most anticlimactic musical moments of my life! I was listening to Spotify, chose Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force [Insert funny comments about my choice of music being anticlimactic in itself], and listened through the Prelude. "I'll See the Light Tonight" was just about to kick off, when those damn commercials kicked in with some damn new album by some "Ella Eyre" character.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 20, 2014, 07:27:52 am
Feck off Monday.   :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 20, 2014, 08:12:58 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 20, 2014, 07:27:52 amFeck off Monday.   :(

Hear, hear!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 20, 2014, 09:08:39 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 20, 2014, 07:27:52 am
Feck off Monday.   :(


yeah roll on Friday ...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 21, 2014, 14:30:55 pm
Ennui...apathy...jadedness...talktalk being the latest "supplier" to be making a complete hash of handling an account of mine....seriously CBA with any of it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 21, 2014, 15:00:49 pm
bloody weather.. heavy rain/ gales/ cold... shit...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BaldiePete on October 21, 2014, 17:27:16 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 21, 2014, 15:00:49 pm
bloody weather.. heavy rain/ gales/ cold... shit...

Very windy but surprisingly dry and sunny here in Embra.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 21, 2014, 18:49:29 pm
E.ON charging me an extra £210 for the past two months on my electricity bill! Can't get through to them on the phone so I've cancelled my direct debit so the ball's in their court to sort this fiasco out. Get ready guys, this could be another electricity company saga...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 24, 2014, 08:22:11 am
The EU asking for another £1.7bn from the UK -  they really do want us out!

(Hmm, just thought this post might be misplaced)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 28, 2014, 04:12:51 am
It's midnight already and I'm still at work. Think I'm gonna be here until 1am, maybe even later.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 28, 2014, 09:52:40 am
http://www.newsbeatalpha.co.uk/alpha-956

utter c***...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 28, 2014, 09:59:53 am
Thats hilarious.  I'v eactually warmed to him a bit.  He's still an untalented c***, though.  (AndyG isn't here any more, so I'm allowed to say that without challenge, I think).
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 28, 2014, 10:17:09 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 28, 2014, 09:59:53 am
Thats hilarious.  I'v eactually warmed to him a bit.  He's still an untalented c***, though.  (AndyG isn't here any more, so I'm allowed to say that without challenge, I think).


he's a c***.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 28, 2014, 10:26:18 am
Norman Wisdom's love-chid
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 28, 2014, 11:38:44 am
Someone on my Facebook feed shared this http://www.mirror.co.uk/opinion/news-opinion/reverend-j-john-six-reasons-2486777
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 28, 2014, 14:09:47 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on October 28, 2014, 11:38:44 am
Someone on my Facebook feed shared this http://www.mirror.co.uk/opinion/news-opinion/reverend-j-john-six-reasons-2486777


Motes and beams spring to mind.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 30, 2014, 14:00:17 pm
Email from concert promoter today with a link for the presales for the Deep Purple gig at the O2 on 15th December 2015 :o

WTF thats over 13 months away. FOAD
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 30, 2014, 14:08:20 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 30, 2014, 14:00:17 pm
Email from concert promoter today with a link for the presales for the Deep Purple gig at the O2 on 15th December 2015 :o

WTF thats over 13 months away. FOAD
That may well occur naturally before the gig comes around - bearing in mind their age!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 03, 2014, 09:33:28 am
Guardian art critic, Jonathon Jones, says the Tower Of London poppy installation "is a prettified and toothless war memorial.............................and it's annoying that it was not my idea"

Where on earth do the Guardian find the stones from under which these idiots emerge??  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 03, 2014, 12:07:01 pm
Contract agencies, useless feckers were supposed to sort out an extension from the end of last month, but have failed miserably. On the upside I'm "working from home" today as I can't travel to site as my insurance won't cover me... ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 03, 2014, 12:14:15 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 03, 2014, 09:33:28 amWhere on earth do the Guardian find the stones from under which these idiots emerge??  >:(


Presumably the same place they found that arch click-baiting numpton Andrew Brown. ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 03, 2014, 12:40:06 pm
Wife has been on the dog & bone for around 90 minutes.  I'm going to have to go to Costa for lunch.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 03, 2014, 13:17:17 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 03, 2014, 12:40:06 pm
Wife has been on the dog & bone for around 90 minutes.  I'm going to have to go to Costa for lunch.


Can't she cook and talk at the same time....only sayin' like.... ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 03, 2014, 13:33:26 pm
She did eventually come off and make a fish finger salad sandwich which I didn't enjoy at all as I had approx 90 seconds to eat it before I had to leave to take mum for a hospital appt.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 04, 2014, 22:12:34 pm
Just had a soaking wet moggy settle on my knee. >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 04, 2014, 22:45:11 pm
Quote from: JonL on November 04, 2014, 22:12:34 pm
Just had a soaking wet moggy settle on my knee. >:(
Coincidentally, last night I had a soaking wet pussy settle on my face................then the alarm went off
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on November 07, 2014, 00:09:15 am
Having to get up for a piss in the middle of the night every night.
I'm only in my late 20s ffs............
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Paul Sheehan on November 07, 2014, 14:09:55 pm
Get a loss pot.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 07, 2014, 21:39:37 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on November 07, 2014, 00:09:15 am
I'm only in my late 20s ffs............

*COUGH*

Wait while you're in your early 40s like me, it gets worse...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 07, 2014, 22:22:24 pm
Sounds like there's an outbreak of Alzheimer's south of the border...  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 07, 2014, 23:59:17 pm
Does Alzheimer's cause an enlarged prostate?

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 08, 2014, 01:47:21 am
Certainly causes one to forget how old they really are  :D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on November 08, 2014, 11:26:23 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on November 07, 2014, 23:59:17 pm
Does Alzheimer's cause an enlarged prostate?


If it makes you forget that you need to go to the toilet
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 09, 2014, 10:13:36 am
Self righteous postings on social media about poppies and Remembrance Day.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 09, 2014, 11:18:13 am
How so?  I think it's a good thing.  I'm not sure I've ever been more aware of Remembrance Day and suchlike and it's basically down to social media...

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 09, 2014, 11:24:01 am
The faint 'trilling' of mobile phones during the BBC's coverage of the service at The Cenotaph this morning  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 09, 2014, 11:26:25 am
Those who bang on about being patriotic, and being extremely unpleasant about those who may have a different point of view to their own.  And people seeing themselves as oh so worthy  because they have a poppy and are going to observe the 2 mins silence, you know, something people have been doing for decades without fuss, but now, some feel the need to tell us all that they are doing it, and everyone should know.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 09, 2014, 11:37:18 am
Ah ok.  I get what you're saying.

I find the appropriation of remembrance imagery by Britain first appalling...read through a lot of their posts on FB the other day...irony is the vast majority of their supporters posts have the most appalling spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation.

Thick fecks.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 09, 2014, 11:44:24 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 09, 2014, 11:37:18 am
I find the appropriation of remembrance imagery by Britain first appalling...read through a lot of their posts on FB the other day...irony is the vast majority of their supporters posts have the most appalling spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation.

Thick fecks.


Don't get me started on those twats.
I fell into the trap recently, looking at their loathesome posts/ comments. Then I thought, I know I'm going to be annoyed, so why do it?
I think the word is spreading fast about BF though, and their soft targets to get attention.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BaldiePete on November 09, 2014, 12:44:12 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on November 07, 2014, 00:09:15 am
Having to get up for a piss in the middle of the night every night.
I'm only in my late 20s ffs............


Jeez, I'm ancient and even I don't have to do that.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 09, 2014, 20:27:26 pm
Quote from: BaldiePete on November 09, 2014, 12:44:12 pm
Jeez, I'm ancient and even I don't have to do that.


Nor me....unless I've had a skinfull the night before....having said that I woke up with a "knob full of piss" at around 6 this morning... ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BaldiePete on November 09, 2014, 21:20:33 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 09, 2014, 20:27:26 pm
Nor me....unless I've had a skinfull the night before....having said that I woke up with a "knob full of piss" at around 6 this morning... ::)


Hmm. ARH and a skinful the night before. What are the chances ?  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 09, 2014, 23:06:27 pm
Quote from: BaldiePete on November 09, 2014, 21:20:33 pm
Hmm. ARH and a skinful the night before. What are the chances ?  ::)


High
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 11, 2014, 00:06:30 am
The case of man flu I've been battling since the end of September is making another heavy resurgence! Can't take a day off work cause we're too busy for me to take any time off (onto day 10 of 16 consecutive), and I've got my official band photo shoot tomorrow night! :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on November 11, 2014, 11:01:18 am
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on November 07, 2014, 00:09:15 am
Having to get up for a piss in the middle of the night every night.
I'm only in my late 20s ffs............


Tea/coffee before bed will cause that - not only because of the volume of liquid but because caffeine is a diuretic.

Don't mean to be alarmist but high blood sugars can cause you to have to get up to pee in the middle of the night. Getting an uniterrupted night's sleep was one of the best things about getting my sugars under control - get your Dr to do a blood glucose test.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on November 11, 2014, 12:45:50 pm
And of course prostate exam too, one of the signs of that
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Norwegian on November 11, 2014, 14:08:04 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on November 07, 2014, 21:39:37 pm
*COUGH*

Wait while you're in your early 40s like me, it gets worse...
I always have a piss and a shite at 6 every morning............it´s a shame that i wake up at 7
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 11, 2014, 18:45:55 pm
Spent the afternoon in A&E with my daughter. She was in a lot of pain after an accident in a PE lesson. Turns out she had chipped a bone in a finger.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 12, 2014, 10:28:23 am
That cold has actually turned out to be proper flu :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 19, 2014, 23:43:01 pm
Being told by customer service at Arcam that my iPad dock will no longer display video on my TV as Apple have disabled the video out on the iPad connector (with s/w upgrades).

No apologies -  "not our fault - not our problem - that's the way Apple work"!! >:(

That may be so, but to (knowingly) design and sell a product whose functionality cannot be guaranteed beyond a few months .....is a c***s trick.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 20, 2014, 14:59:56 pm
eBay!
Won a bid for Power Windows on vinyl at the weekend.
I did think it was too good to be true, but for 99p, and free postage I thought, why not?
I won, but when I went to pay, the postage was £9.00, and not FREE as shown.
I contacted the seller, thought this was grossly misleading and that I would not be paying. They sent me a snotty mail, but cancelled the invoice.
The item stayed in my "won" basket for several days. I tried to remove it a few times, and eventually hit the wring button and ended up paying for it anyway! Thanks eBay.
The small saving grace is I have and apparently, ex+ copy on PWin on the way.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 20, 2014, 16:44:48 pm
Quote from: JonL on November 20, 2014, 14:59:56 pm
eBay!
Won a bid for Power Windows on vinyl at the weekend.
I did think it was too good to be true, but for 99p, and free postage I thought, why not?
I won, but when I went to pay, the postage was £9.00, and not FREE as shown.
I contacted the seller, thought this was grossly misleading and that I would not be paying. They sent me a snotty mail, but cancelled the invoice.
The item stayed in my "won" basket for several days. I tried to remove it a few times, and eventually hit the wring button and ended up paying for it anyway! Thanks eBay.
The small saving grace is I have and apparently, ex+ copy on PWin on the way.


Why is this in the Annoyance thread?  It's still Power blummin Windows for a bargain for flip's sake!!  No pleasing some folk. ::)


;)



Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 20, 2014, 19:14:40 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 20, 2014, 16:44:48 pm
Why is this in the Annoyance thread?  It's still Power blummin Windows for a bargain for flip's sake!!  No pleasing some folk. ::)


;)


Predictably , it'd definitely be in my annoyance of the day...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 20, 2014, 21:21:09 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 20, 2014, 16:44:48 pm
Why is this in the Annoyance thread?  It's still Power blummin Windows for a bargain for flip's sake!!  No pleasing some folk. ::)


;)


Because eBay didn't remove t from my basket. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 23, 2014, 00:56:31 am
I miss the days of being out in Leeds at this time of a Saturday night out on the piss instead of driving through it after just finishing work
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 23, 2014, 12:41:38 pm
An hour standing in the pouring rain while son didnt play a rugby match.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 24, 2014, 06:53:36 am
Friends bleating on about our adopted daughter, how this is going to be her first proper Christmas, and crying crocodile tears on her behalf,. This pisses me off enough, the pathetic "me too" mentality, showing that they care too!
Then they're complaining that the school is asking for money to buy presents for kids with nothing, in the situation Rachel was in before she came to us. Put up or shut up.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on November 24, 2014, 10:45:43 am
Having tickets to go to this shower of sh1t in a couple of weeks. Mrs M devastated, kids will be mortified:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-30168765
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 25, 2014, 13:01:22 pm
This happening in one of my student properties:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843985/Police-called-student-house-250-people-bondage-gear-hold-S-M-themed-party.html

Fuming.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 25, 2014, 13:23:55 pm
some erm nice photos there... :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 25, 2014, 13:30:47 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 25, 2014, 13:01:22 pm
This happening in one of my student properties:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843985/Police-called-student-house-250-people-bondage-gear-hold-S-M-themed-party.html

Fuming.
Never having been invited to a party like that  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 25, 2014, 13:31:00 pm
fecking wolf of Wall Street type c***s.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 25, 2014, 13:33:07 pm
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/11/21/235C570500000578-2843985-Police_said_they_asked_the_group_to_keep_the_noise_down_and_the_-14_1416581281788.jpg)

Kurtzy mate.. i think you need to get along there and give them all a good talking to... :-\ ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 25, 2014, 13:35:48 pm
Green bananas.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on November 25, 2014, 13:42:02 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 25, 2014, 13:35:48 pm
Green bananas.


preferable to when they start to go black spotty. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 25, 2014, 20:18:23 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 25, 2014, 13:01:22 pm
This happening in one of my student properties:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843985/Police-called-student-house-250-people-bondage-gear-hold-S-M-themed-party.html

Fuming.

You're just fuming cos you didn't get an invite ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on November 25, 2014, 21:19:46 pm
BBC News not understanding that Facebook is NOT an ISP and more importantly the government blaming Facebook for not doing enough to report the conversation about a plot to.kill a British soldier and using it to further their lust for sweeping surveillance powers. Facebook is just a place. Just like a public highway. You don't blame the highway authorities when two terrorists have a conversation on the highway do you?! No. You train your intelligence and police forces to properly follow people of concern wherever they go and in this modern age that means into the online world as well. The problem is that our police forces are either not keeping up with the times or we are just not training them for the realities of today's mixed virtual and actual worlds.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 25, 2014, 21:45:18 pm
Quote from: döm on November 25, 2014, 13:42:02 pm
preferable to when they start to go black spotty.

RACIST!

No, Bananas are best like that. That's when they taste of Bananas, if you like to eat green bananas you might as well eat leaves.
Bananas were of course invented in the greatest place in the world - DERBYSHIRE!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 25, 2014, 21:58:14 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on November 25, 2014, 21:19:46 pm
BBC News not understanding that Facebook is NOT an ISP and more importantly the government blaming Facebook for not doing enough to report the conversation about a plot to.kill a British soldier and using it to further their lust for sweeping surveillance powers. Facebook is just a place. Just like a public highway. You don't blame the highway authorities when two terrorists have a conversation on the highway do you?! No. You train your intelligence and police forces to properly follow people of concern wherever they go and in this modern age that means into the online world as well. The problem is that our police forces are either not keeping up with the times or we are just not training them for the realities of today's mixed virtual and actual worlds.
Devil's advocate:

You are right to point out that Facebook is a place, or a destination but is not analogous to a highway. The highway provider is the ISP - providing the route through which you acess Facebook. Facebook could be considered a 'public meeting place' but one that has the potential to be and is monitored. If you were in a CCTV control room and you viewed person or persons in a public meeting place committing an act which indicated they were planning on endangering lives, you would have some responsibility to report that to the authorities.
I too am worried about the government having sweeping powers of surveillance. The problem is the vast amount of people in this country who have been flagged up as potential threats - there is nowhere near enough resources to follow all of them, so we need help from anywhere we can get it.
There is much the BBC fail to understand!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 26, 2014, 09:12:11 am
I love the festive season, but the shops, bars, eateries etc are already playing the usual Christmas songs on a loop - it's too early FFS.  :-\ 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on November 26, 2014, 09:26:43 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on November 25, 2014, 21:45:18 pm
RACIST!

No, Bananas are best like that. That's when they taste of Bananas, if you like to eat green bananas you might as well eat leaves.
Bananas were of course invented in the greatest place in the world - DERBYSHIRE!!!!


FAIL!!! On both your taste buds and your geography !!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 26, 2014, 10:07:58 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on November 25, 2014, 21:45:18 pm

No, Bananas are best like that. That's when they taste of Bananas, if you like to eat green bananas you might as well eat leaves.

I've always been partial to a 'slightly backward'  (grocer's term) banana as opposed to the 'forward' version.
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on November 25, 2014, 21:45:18 pm

Bananas were of course invented in the greatest place in the world - DERBYSHIRE!!!!
We've a big Banana-bending plant just outside Oxford.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 26, 2014, 19:30:11 pm
That case of flu I thought I'd got over has come back. I've been battling this illness in some form since the end of September and the doctor told me yesterday "it's a virus so you're just going to have to wait it out"
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 26, 2014, 20:09:58 pm
Quote from: döm on November 26, 2014, 09:26:43 am
FAIL!!! On both your taste buds and your geography !!

Wrong on both counts!
There is a road up from me called "Paxton Road"

Joseph Paxton invented the Banana at Chatsworth :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 26, 2014, 23:29:47 pm
BLACK BLOODY FRIDAY!!!! (And it's only Wednesday...)

We're British, it means nothing to us.

DEATH TO AMERICAN CULTURAL IMPERIALISM!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 27, 2014, 00:04:24 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on November 26, 2014, 23:29:47 pm
BLACK BLOODY FRIDAY!!!! (And it's only Wednesday...)

We're British, it means nothing to us.

DEATH TO AMERICAN CULTURAL IMPERIALISM!!!!

You realize that TNMS must now report us all to the police as terrorists. Looks like Christmas at Guantanamo Bay for the lot of us. Thanks.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 27, 2014, 06:40:10 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on November 26, 2014, 23:29:47 pm
BLACK BLOODY FRIDAY!!!! (And it's only Wednesday...)

We're British, it means nothing to us.



No, but it means a lot to the stores, and the gullibles who will sweep through the shops  risking injury, looking for a bargain.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 27, 2014, 21:44:04 pm
Quote from: JonL on November 27, 2014, 06:40:10 am
No, but it means a lot to the stores, and the gullibles who will sweep through the shops  risking injury, looking for a bargain.

Best thing about buying online - NO BLOODY GREAT CROWDS OF THE GREAT UNWASHED CHAVSCUM!!!!!! (Apart from Mrs S and the boy of course...)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 28, 2014, 18:57:23 pm
This Black Friday bollocks I keep seeing in the news today!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 29, 2014, 00:50:47 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on November 28, 2014, 18:57:23 pm
This Black Friday bollocks I keep seeing in the news today!

I've said it before, and I'll say I again: DEATH TO AMERICAN CULTURAL IMPERIALISM!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on December 01, 2014, 12:19:09 pm
The squirts.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Reg on December 01, 2014, 12:21:41 pm
Gout.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 01, 2014, 13:12:37 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on November 28, 2014, 18:57:23 pm
This Black Friday bollocks I keep seeing in the news today!


yeah now we've got Cyber Monday bollox.. get it all to feck...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 01, 2014, 16:33:00 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on December 01, 2014, 12:19:09 pm
The squirts.


Definitely something going round...  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on December 01, 2014, 18:35:33 pm
Section 7 of the passport application form. It's just a blank space with the side bar stating "This area is intentionally blank, please do not write in this area"

Why have a whole section for that!?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Reg on December 02, 2014, 12:12:42 pm
Still gout.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 02, 2014, 12:29:19 pm
2 fecking parking tickets on the same fecking day, for fecks sake. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 02, 2014, 12:43:39 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 02, 2014, 12:29:19 pm
2 fecking parking tickets on the same fecking day, for fecks sake.


were u parked like a c***  ?  ::) ::) :P
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on December 02, 2014, 15:05:00 pm
Boomerang colds. Just when you think you've kicked them they come back. :/ From an evolutionary point of view it makes sense for nature to favour colds like this when you think about it. If a cold incapacitates you then you are likely to be at home effectively isolated and then the virus is ultimately defeated by yout immune system. However, if it just keeps ebbing and returning at just below the incapacitation level then you do your best to get on with things even though you feel rotten and everyone around you becomes a new host. I strongly suspect evolutionary pressures are making the cold increasingly behave in this manner.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on December 02, 2014, 18:58:33 pm
I think you need Night nurse ! is it still made?)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 02, 2014, 20:08:33 pm
Quote from: Reg on December 02, 2014, 12:12:42 pm
Still gout.


Get thee to the doctors....anti-inflammatories for the attack and then ask for preventative meds...I've not had a serious attack since
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 03, 2014, 12:54:57 pm
Quote from: Reg on December 02, 2014, 12:12:42 pm
Still gout.


Do you eat a lot of Tuna by any chance...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on December 03, 2014, 12:57:26 pm
I thought it was red meat - why Tuna?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on December 05, 2014, 15:52:15 pm
Was stopped by the Police last night as the number plate was 'missing' from the rear of the Lexus, it was there earlier... anyway... need to just find the V5C for the vehicle and get another plate made up...... spent 3 hours looking for it and I've no clue of it's whereabouts other than in the filing area of the spare room...just phoned DVLA, paid £25 for a replacement and it'll be with me within 5 days.... frustrating
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Norwegian on December 06, 2014, 11:15:22 am
broke a rib last wednesday, pain normally increases day by day the first 7-10 days - I can confirm that
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 06, 2014, 11:54:37 am
Xmas cards from people i don't even know..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 06, 2014, 23:12:14 pm
"Right on, Guardian reading" Mothers staging breastfeeding protest at Claridges...

They'd soon be up in arms if blokes stared at them while they breast fed, so use a bit of common sense and be discrete.

Cue outrage from "right on" brigade on TNMS  :P

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 06, 2014, 23:34:40 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 06, 2014, 23:12:14 pm
"Right on, Guardian reading" Mothers staging breastfeeding protest at Claridges...

They'd soon be up in arms if blokes stared at them while they breast fed, so use a bit of common sense and be discrete.

Cue outrage from "right on" brigade on TNMS  :P

Where's the LIKE button?

Having a piss is natural too, so can I just tiddle where I like?

Discretion is the better part of valour. Bitches.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 07, 2014, 02:43:51 am
Too right!

As in, literally: too...right.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 07, 2014, 13:31:37 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 06, 2014, 23:12:14 pm
"Right on, Guardian reading" Mothers staging breastfeeding protest at Claridges...

They'd soon be up in arms if blokes stared at them while they breast fed, so use a bit of common sense and be discrete.

Cue outrage from "right on" brigade on TNMS  :P
Well said, that man!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on December 08, 2014, 12:34:28 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 06, 2014, 23:12:14 pm
"Right on, Guardian reading" Mothers staging breastfeeding protest at Claridges...

They'd soon be up in arms if blokes stared at them while they breast fed, so use a bit of common sense and be discrete.

Cue outrage from "right on" brigade on TNMS  :P

Can't argue with that - said pretty much the same thing to Maria and my Mum at the weekend and they agreed too.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 08, 2014, 12:35:42 pm
Sitting on the pavement in winter with your funbags out, feeding you're little one - quality parenting, ladies!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on December 08, 2014, 16:21:29 pm
cold - feck off. How many people do you want me to infect? I've done my job for you now leave me be and give me my lungs back.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 10, 2014, 08:43:12 am
key fob for car dead..so going nowhere at the moment...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Norwegian on December 10, 2014, 13:10:31 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 10, 2014, 08:43:12 am
so going nowhere at the moment...
business as usual then... ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 10, 2014, 13:34:17 pm
Quote from: Norwegian on December 10, 2014, 13:10:31 pm
business as usual then... ;)


apparently not dead..just mis-synchronised....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on December 10, 2014, 13:44:11 pm
I once had that happen with my keyfob. It blatantly refused to open someone else's car that looked just like mine. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on December 12, 2014, 13:31:56 pm
One of the local dogs in our area taking a dump IN OUR PORCH!!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 13, 2014, 08:26:54 am
Quote from: Jonners on December 12, 2014, 13:31:56 pm
One of the local dogs in our area taking a dump IN OUR PORCH!!!!!


I had the same thing happen in my Ferrari.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 14, 2014, 23:28:21 pm
The politically correct BBC giving the Team Award at the Sports personality of the year to the England women's Rugby Union team.
Hands up, how many folk out there actually knew they'd won their World Cup?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 15, 2014, 07:10:52 am
I didn't even know women played rugby....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 15, 2014, 07:17:02 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on December 14, 2014, 23:28:21 pm
The politically correct BBC giving the Team Award at the Sports personality of the year to the England women's Rugby Union team.
Hands up, how many folk out there actually knew they'd won their World Cup?
A watching Harriet Harman was said to be cock-a-hoop.......well quite pleased anyway.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 15, 2014, 09:25:17 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on December 14, 2014, 23:28:21 pm
The politically correct BBC giving the Team Award at the Sports personality of the year to the England women's Rugby Union team.
Hands up, how many folk out there actually knew they'd won their World Cup?


Can't stand Sport personailty prog.. avoid it like the plague..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on December 15, 2014, 09:50:27 am
Quote from: Fishy on December 15, 2014, 09:25:17 am
Can't stand Sport personailty prog.. avoid it like the plague..


+1
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 15, 2014, 22:36:25 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on December 14, 2014, 23:28:21 pm
The politically correct BBC giving the Team Award at the Sports personality of the year to the England women's Rugby Union team.
Hands up, how many folk out there actually knew they'd won their World Cup?


I knew
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 15, 2014, 23:28:21 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 15, 2014, 22:36:25 pm
I knew

You would...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 16, 2014, 18:38:46 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 15, 2014, 22:36:25 pm
I knew


And me.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 18, 2014, 16:40:43 pm
was looking at some, er, nice underwear for the wife last week for Chrimbo - now on every bastard page I look at, I'm getting ads with barely anything on wearing saucy undercrackers....doing my nappa in....how do I get rid of it?  Didn't even buy her underwear in the end...I realized what I was looking at was more for my benefit...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on December 18, 2014, 17:37:05 pm
You could try clearing your browsing history and cookie cache.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 18, 2014, 18:08:58 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on December 18, 2014, 17:37:05 pm
You could try clearing your browsing history and cookie cache.


Oh, he'll have cleared his cookie cache alright...  :-X
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 18, 2014, 18:14:45 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 18, 2014, 18:08:58 pm
Oh, he'll have cleared his cookie cache alright...  :-X

;D

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on December 18, 2014, 20:25:30 pm
In a really nice hotel for the night and have no one with me to take advantage of it
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 20, 2014, 14:24:13 pm
"panic Saturday"..just get yourself to feck whoever keeps thinking these fecking things up... c***..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 20, 2014, 14:56:48 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 20, 2014, 14:24:13 pm
"panic Saturday"..just get yourself to feck whoever keeps thinking these fecking things up... c***..

Where's the LIKE button?

Roll on: Stroll into Town and get the couple of things you want to buy Monday :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on December 20, 2014, 20:22:17 pm
my philosophy too Nick ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on December 22, 2014, 21:33:21 pm
Starting the Xmas holiday with a funeral.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2014, 16:21:26 pm
Wrapping Presents >:(

Hope Mrs Bez hasn't had the onerous task of wrapping Dressing Gowns and Slippers...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on December 24, 2014, 21:31:32 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 22, 2014, 21:33:21 pm
Starting the Xmas holiday with a funeral.

Shit isn't it? Been to two in the past week
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 24, 2014, 21:36:33 pm
The wife's singing.  It's fecking awful. Ive actually gone off her quite a bit.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 24, 2014, 22:13:21 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on December 24, 2014, 16:21:26 pm
Wrapping Presents >:(

Hope Mrs Bez hasn't had the onerous task of wrapping Dressing Gowns and Slippers...


Don't wear slippers and last year's DG is perfectly serviceable now I have a real job that involves leaving the house daily....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2014, 23:36:26 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 24, 2014, 22:13:21 pm
Don't wear slippers and last year's DG is perfectly serviceable now I have a real job that involves leaving the house daily....

You can never have enough dressing gowns - according to Mrs S, after tomorrow she'll have about 15 to choose from, to cover all sorts of eventualities, from greeting the Milkman to keeping warm...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2014, 23:51:30 pm
NORAD's Santa Tracker, he's already delivered in Exeter and that's one of the last places in England he should get to >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 25, 2014, 02:33:32 am
Exeter is a very nice city.  Better than blimming Chesterfield, or anywhere in Derbyshire, has better spires, better bars, much more pleasant trip from Yorkshire, much more undertandable accent etc...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 25, 2014, 10:36:07 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 25, 2014, 02:33:32 am
Exeter is a very nice city.  Better than blimming Chesterfield, or anywhere in Derbyshire, has better spires, better bars, much more pleasant trip from Yorkshire, much more undertandable accent etc...

Be off with you!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 27, 2014, 00:02:47 am
Spending an hour and a half shovelling snow so we could get rid of the in-laws. Mrs S was getting stuff prepared so they could stay, but I had other plans...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 27, 2014, 12:50:36 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on December 27, 2014, 00:02:47 am
Spending an hour and a half shovelling snow so we could get rid of the in-laws. Mrs S was getting stuff prepared so they could stay, but I had other plans...


Surely the outcome is a pleasure....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 27, 2014, 13:21:43 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 27, 2014, 12:50:36 pm
Surely the outcome is a pleasure....

I was too knackered to post that...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 28, 2014, 21:53:03 pm
Taking the family out shopping to Merry hill. Can't stand those shopping centres, and apart from food shopping, it wouldn't bother me if I never went again.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 30, 2014, 10:53:20 am
I've got so many different kinds of nothing to do, that I just don't know where to start...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 31, 2014, 13:49:15 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30641705

Katie Hopkins..stupid bitch
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 31, 2014, 14:16:09 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 31, 2014, 13:49:15 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30641705

Katie Hopkins..stupid bitch
Surely to Christ the police have better things to do than get invoved in this sort of nonsense!

"Inquiries are ongoing into the nature of these tweets and to establish any potential criminality" - God help us
>:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2014, 15:07:14 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 31, 2014, 13:49:15 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30641705

Katie Hopkins..stupid bitch

No - the public are the stupid ones for retweeting, posting on fb.  She is shit.  Ignore and the smell passes.  She wants the attention as it prolongs her 'career'.  A shame, as she did appear initially to be an intelligent lady. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 31, 2014, 15:13:28 pm
I have no idea who this woman is.....does that make me a bad person ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2014, 16:06:09 pm
Ex apprentice candidate.  She was very competent on the series in which she appeared...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 31, 2014, 16:08:33 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 31, 2014, 16:06:09 pm
Ex apprentice candidate.  She was very competent on the series in which she appeared...


That'll be why I don't know her then....they should all be shot.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 31, 2014, 16:18:43 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 31, 2014, 15:07:14 pm
No - the public are the stupid ones for retweeting, posting on fb.  She is shit.  Ignore and the smell passes.   

There speaks a wise man - I said the same to Mrs S...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 31, 2014, 16:43:05 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 31, 2014, 15:07:14 pm
No - the public are the stupid ones for retweeting, posting on fb.  She is shit.  Ignore and the smell passes.  She wants the attention as it prolongs her 'career'.  A shame, as she did appear initially to be an intelligent lady.
Quite agree - and anyone that can spend the time to be offended needs to sort their life out. Ah, but of course it's not that they find it offensive, is it? They think trying to get her arrested, charged and found guilty of some ridiculously ludicrous offence dreamt up by some politically correct numpties is a good use of taxpayer's money - idiots.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 31, 2014, 18:02:16 pm
Yes, what she said was inflammatory, but she Twwets this stuff with a wry smile, I bet, just to provoke. I just don't understand why people follow her, unless it's because they want to be upset/ annoyed, etc. same for the likes of Clarkson, Morgan,  etc.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2014, 20:57:06 pm
She is being deliberately provocative - it's just a big fecking yawn.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 01, 2015, 18:14:05 pm
Under a Back-to-work-tomorrow cloud. :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 01, 2015, 20:36:44 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 01, 2015, 18:14:05 pm
Under a Back-to-work-tomorrow cloud. :(


Yay! Back to "normal"  :).
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 02, 2015, 08:34:42 am
Quote from: zoony on January 01, 2015, 20:36:44 pm
Yay! Back to "normal"  :).


It's Friday and it feels like Monday.  That's not normal mate!   :-\ ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 02, 2015, 21:44:44 pm
Doing a Pudders and spilling a glass of Port on the carpet. On the plus side it's a red carpet, on the minus side Mrs S saw me do it...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 02, 2015, 21:46:31 pm
Hesitating on getting PJ Harvey tickets whilst waiting for a reply from a friend and when he came back and said yes, they'd all gone.  Arse biscuits.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on January 06, 2015, 13:34:35 pm
Shunted by a white van this morning. Classic roundabout shunt. Car rear bumper looks superficially ok but has a 2 inch hole / crack and the hard mounting points have embossed it the whole way accross from behind so I guess the whole thing will need replaced. Hopefully nothing going on under the bumper but of course that's for the garage to decide. White van man very apologetic and accepts full responsibility. I must've sat there looking like a goldfish for about a minute. It was a helluva bang.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 06, 2015, 14:54:40 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on January 06, 2015, 13:34:35 pm
Shunted by a white van this morning. Classic roundabout shunt. Car rear bumper looks superficially ok but has a 2 inch hole / crack and the hard mounting points have embossed it the whole way accross from behind so I guess the whole thing will need replaced. Hopefully nothing going on under the bumper but of course that's for the garage to decide. White van man very apologetic and accepts full responsibility. I must've sat there looking like a goldfish for about a minute. It was a helluva bang.


Small consolation is that the other party accepts the blame, I suppose.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on January 11, 2015, 14:07:25 pm
Reading this

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/09/saudi-blogger-first-lashes-raif-badawi

What an unbelievably barbaric and backwards country!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 14:23:57 pm
True...but we're living in a society which had knowledge of child abuse at the highest levels of society for several decades including allegations that victims were murdered so...y'know....we're not actually squeaky clean ourselves...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 11, 2015, 14:28:02 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 14:23:57 pm
True...but we're living in a society which had knowledge of child abuse at the highest levels of society for several decades including allegations that victims were murdered so...y'know....we're not actually squeaky clean ourselves...


And is this codified as acceptable in our laws?  You need a better comparison than that mate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 17:02:07 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 11, 2015, 14:28:02 pm
And is this codified as acceptable in our laws? 

No - but apparently these laws weren't applicable to sections of society.....which is barbaric and backwards.  I'd be happy to see those c***s flogged, frankly.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 11, 2015, 17:37:40 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 17:02:07 pm
No - but apparently these laws weren't applicable to sections of society.....which is barbaric and backwards.


And that's accepted and even supported by the general population?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 17:44:59 pm
Well, if flogging is supported and accepted by the general population of Saudi, I'd say its feck all to do with us, then, however barbaric it might seem. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 11, 2015, 20:10:06 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 17:44:59 pm
Well, if flogging is supported and accepted by the general population of Saudi, I'd say its feck all to do with us, then, however barbaric it might seem.


Yep.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 11, 2015, 20:57:01 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 17:44:59 pm
Well, if flogging is supported and accepted by the general population of Saudi, I'd say its feck all to do with us, then, however barbaric it might seem.


Wrong chap - SA and UK are co-members of the UN Human Rights Council, so we do have a legitimate interest.

The general point is: SA society in general legalises and celebrates what is considered repulsive here and by human rights groups across the world.  So to attempt an equivalence is mistaken IMO.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 11, 2015, 22:40:32 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 11, 2015, 20:57:01 pm
Wrong chap - SA and UK are co-members of the UN Human Rights Council, so we do have a legitimate interest.

The general point is: SA society in general legalises and celebrates what is considered repulsive here and by human rights groups across the world.  So to attempt an equivalence is mistaken IMO.
I think the UN is a discreditited organisation and there are many countries who have seats on the Human Rights Council with apalling human rights records: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, El Salvador, UAE, Qatar etc.

I doubt that the UN will be very successful in trying to persuade its Arab members to abandon Sharia law.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 22:59:18 pm
...and what action are the Human Rights council taking against SA, then?  feck all, I bet.  Pointless.  Politics is a filthy business.

I don't actually disagree with what you're saying, Matt - and I realise it all emanates from a good place. 

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 11, 2015, 23:28:07 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 22:59:18 pm


I don't actually disagree with what you're saying, Matt - and I realise it all emanates from a good place.
That goes for me too
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 12, 2015, 06:49:23 am
A million man march in Paris, heavily publicised after 17 people died.
2000 massacred in Nigeria last week. Where's the international solidarity for these people?

Obviously we know the answer, but it's too ugly to  see written down.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 07:32:00 am
Quote from: JonL on January 12, 2015, 06:49:23 am
A million man march in Paris, heavily publicised after 17 people died.
2000 massacred in Nigeria last week. Where's the international solidarity for these people?

Obviously we know the answer, but it's too ugly to  see written down.


17 journalists killed during last years Israeli bombing campaign...

IDF's Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, that: "Such terrorists, who hold cameras and notebooks in their hands, are no different from their colleagues who fire rockets aimed at Israeli cities and cannot enjoy the rights and protection afforded to legitimate journalists."

Not really widely reported, either.....

That is the world we live in...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 12, 2015, 08:25:56 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 22:59:18 pm
...and what action are the Human Rights council taking against SA, then?  feck all, I bet.  Pointless.  Politics is a filthy business.


It's all a nest of vipers, that's for sure.

QuoteI don't actually disagree with what you're saying, Matt - and I realise it all emanates from a good place.


Of course mate, and ditto to you. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 12, 2015, 08:32:00 am
Quote from: DavidL on January 11, 2015, 22:40:32 pm
I think the UN is a discreditited organisation and there are many countries who have seats on the Human Rights Council with apalling human rights records: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, El Salvador, UAE, Qatar etc.


Very true, it does seem paradoxical there are places like this on the council, which begs the question why they signed up.  At least having them on board is something, though what comes of it - if anything - remains to be seen.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 12, 2015, 09:18:20 am
not even sure where to start...

back to work..shit
shitty fecking ongoing weather
can't be arsed
i hate January
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 12, 2015, 10:54:45 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 07:32:00 am
17 journalists killed during last years Israeli bombing campaign...

IDF's Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, that: "Such terrorists, who hold cameras and notebooks in their hands, are no different from their colleagues who fire rockets aimed at Israeli cities and cannot enjoy the rights and protection afforded to legitimate journalists."

Not really widely reported, either.....

That is the world we live in...


Indeed.  The criteria for Western reporting of atrocities that happen every day somewhere in the world seems to be: 1) how many are killed; 2) how close it is to home.  And not necessarily in that order.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 13:28:29 pm
Here's another...student in Egypt jailed for 3 years for declaring himself an atheist on Facebook...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 12, 2015, 13:52:45 pm
i'd have added a couple of years to that for using facebook...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 12, 2015, 14:11:45 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 13:28:29 pm
Here's another...student in Egypt jailed for 3 years for declaring himself an atheist on Facebook...


Yes, saw that.  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 14:25:46 pm
David Cameron to discuss the release of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo - held without charge for 13 years and subject to CIA torture tactics....

13 years, ffs.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 12, 2015, 14:58:52 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 12, 2015, 10:54:45 am
The criteria for Western reporting of atrocities that happen every day somewhere in the world seems to be: 1) how many are killed; 2) how close it is to home.  And not necessarily in that order.


On the same day as the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office, in Nigeria Boko Haram reportedly went on a killing spree in which over 2,000 villagers were slaughtered; and in Yemen, 37 were killed (many more injured) by a suicide bus bomber at a college.  I don't intend to play some crass numbers game, just pointing out what seems to be a disproportionality in the respective coverage.  I just don't know, it's all messed up!  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 12, 2015, 15:20:54 pm
The thing that annoyed me and always does with these things is the number of reporters/presenters etcs that all of a sudden have to go to said location and report back from there.. why ffs..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 15:39:04 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 12, 2015, 15:20:54 pm
The thing that annoyed me and always does with these things is the number of reporters/presenters etcs that all of a sudden have to go to said location and report back from there.. why ffs..

in the case of Kay Burley its because everyone hates her fecking guts and wants her as far away as possible

re. coverage, its plainly because of the proximity to us and the fact that it could happen here.  Its not just some africans or some asians on the other side of the world.   :-\

None of this is said with the intention to in any way diminish the appalling Paris attack last week.........but the media and those in charge of the media are horrifically manipulative....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 15:40:52 pm
Incidentally, what happened to the Schoolgirls that BH kidnapped?  That story didnt last long.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 12, 2015, 16:00:09 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 15:39:04 pmre. coverage, its plainly because of the proximity to us and the fact that it could happen here.


And it has happened here!  :-\

QuoteNone of this is said with the intention to in any way diminish the appalling Paris attack last week.........but the media and those in charge of the media are horrifically manipulative....


Quite.  By coincidence I've just literally now stumbled across this:

Why did the world ignore Boko Haram's Baga attacks? (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/12/-sp-boko-haram-attacks-nigeria-baga-ignored-media?CMP=fb_gu)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 12, 2015, 17:07:33 pm
Anyone seen the lies on Fox News. (Yes I know) apparently, Birmingham is a Muslim only city, where non Muslims fear to tread. Check out #FoxNewsFacts on Twitter, it's on fire. Not that those fear mongering, lying fecktards are interested.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 17:21:04 pm
Faux news.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 12, 2015, 19:18:47 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 12, 2015, 15:20:54 pm
The thing that annoyed me and always does with these things is the number of reporters/presenters etcs that all of a sudden have to go to said location and report back from there.. why ffs..
I'm certainly with you on that one. Why ITV thought it necessary to send Mark Austin to Paris to stand alongside James Mates is beyond me - still at least that's ITV. It makes my blood boil when I'm paying for it. >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 12, 2015, 21:45:25 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 12, 2015, 15:20:54 pm
The thing that annoyed me and always does with these things is the number of reporters/presenters etcs that all of a sudden have to go to said location and report back from there.. why ffs..

Who do you think you are? Me?

Mrs S is fed up of me saying about all the reporters who flood away on a jolly every time the news comes on!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 12, 2015, 21:47:34 pm
Quote from: DavidL on January 12, 2015, 19:18:47 pm
I'm certainly with you on that one. Why ITV thought it necessary to send Mark Austin to Paris to stand alongside James Mates is beyond me - still at least that's ITV. It makes my blood boil when I'm paying for it. >:(

According to the D**ly M**l, ITV are covering the African Cup of Nations on the TV and it's all being done via pictures beamed into a studio in London. The BBC who may do the odd report about it on Radio 5 are sending 50 staff to Africa.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 12, 2015, 22:13:17 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 15:40:52 pm
Incidentally, what happened to the Schoolgirls that BH kidnapped?  That story didnt last long.......


Some escaped....no news on the others that I've seen  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 12, 2015, 22:15:30 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 12, 2015, 15:20:54 pm
The thing that annoyed me and always does with these things is the number of reporters/presenters etcs that all of a sudden have to go to said location and report back from there.. why ffs..


When the school in Pakistan was attacked last month radio 4 sent Mischal Hossein (sp?) to cover it.... :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 22:21:46 pm
Having been to Pakistan and Paris several times before, I can see why there might have been a lack of hands up to visit the former...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 12, 2015, 23:15:19 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 12, 2015, 22:15:30 pm
When the school in Pakistan was attacked last month radio 4 sent Mischal Hossein (sp?) to cover it.... :-\

Mishal Husain. :)

They could send her to cover me if they like...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 13, 2015, 08:58:32 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 09, 2014, 18:33:08 pm
Found our perfect next new home.  Vendor is being a bit of a c***. And I'm being stubborn on principle.

The fact that this still hasnt been resolved yet......


This.  Still. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on January 13, 2015, 17:44:33 pm
I haven't trawled back through this thread so apologies if this has already been said but the thing that winds me up more than ANYTHING is Newspapers reporting on what is going on in TV shows..... especially fictional series etc..... IT'S NOT NEWS!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on January 13, 2015, 18:29:32 pm
Toothache. Got an emergency appointment with a dentist tomorrow morning to sort it out.

Next annoyance: I hate dentists!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 13, 2015, 19:16:55 pm
Other people's kids.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 15, 2015, 09:47:26 am
Having a running battle with Triton showers after sales team.. c***s.. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on January 15, 2015, 10:08:32 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 15, 2015, 09:47:26 am
Having a running battle with Triton showers after sales team.. c***s.. :)


hot running ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on January 15, 2015, 13:58:36 pm
3rd party seemingly dragging heels giving incident details to their insurance company. Grrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 15, 2015, 14:27:40 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 15, 2015, 09:47:26 am
Having a running battle with Triton showers after sales team.. c***s.. :)


have dispensed with the after sales team.. going to complaints now :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on January 15, 2015, 15:38:57 pm
sound like a right shower....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 15, 2015, 16:03:45 pm
shower of c***s..they really are.. don't think they're aware of Sale of Goods Act or Consumer Protection.. they do now tho...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 15, 2015, 16:19:25 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 15, 2015, 14:27:40 pm
have dispensed with the after sales team.. going to complaints now :)

after sales theres normally complaints, in my experience.  You sure its not the same people putting different voices on?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 15, 2015, 16:36:41 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 15, 2015, 16:19:25 pm
after sales theres normally complaints, in my experience.  You sure its not the same people putting different voices on?


nah this bitch i was emailing was from invoices demanding a oayment for a non repair of a faulty shower... i hope she goes home tonight in tears...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on January 15, 2015, 23:13:32 pm
The poisonous gas that's being produced by my arse because of the antibiotics I'm on
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 15, 2015, 23:38:22 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on January 15, 2015, 23:13:32 pm
The poisonous gas that's being produced by my arse because of the antibiotics I'm on


Is it even worse than the poisonous gas coming out of Soubry's mouth?  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 18, 2015, 12:22:25 pm
Black Ice.

Fell over twice on my walk out for a newspaper. The bottom of our drive was like a skating rink feet just went from under me. Went back in put better shoes on. Got down drive, then promptly fell on my arse on the pavement over the road. Arsebiscuits. wll, arse bruises.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 18, 2015, 12:53:33 pm
Can back for the third time from the garage and still intermittently losing all power when driving.  Garage hasn't charged me to be fair.  It's only a work horse, has 107k miles on and a 53 plate.  Not worth taking to the Mercedes garage.  Have to get a replacement privately, probably.  Not sure what to do with mine...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on January 18, 2015, 19:51:37 pm
107K isn't top high, might it be worth taking to a MB franchise and asking them to plug into the diagnostic computer just for a prognosis?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 18, 2015, 21:00:41 pm
Usual garage tried that and it was coming up clear, Neil.

Noticed today that twice the warning light came up and the buzzer to indicated the handbrake was still on ...when it wasn't....stopped and started and it cleared....wonder if it's a computer short somewhere...either way, it's not worth spending money on unfortunately...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 18, 2015, 22:21:24 pm
Some mother on tv who went to Turkey to rescue her son from Isis (who he went to fight for) complaining about the lack of support given to her son on his return to UK?

fecking hell, he should have his passport revoked and be thrown in prison.  feck him!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 18, 2015, 22:50:26 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 18, 2015, 22:21:24 pm
Some mother on tv who went to Turkey to rescue her son from Isis (who he went to fight for) complaining about the lack of support given to her son on his return to UK?

fecking hell, he should have his passport revoked and be thrown in prison.  feck him!
Too right!  We are living through an era where taking personal responsibility for one's actions is an alien concept to many, unfortunately. Perhaps one day if we ever find a group of politicians with gonads they will restore this unfashionable idea  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 18, 2015, 23:42:02 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 18, 2015, 22:21:24 pm
Some mother on tv who went to Turkey to rescue her son from Isis (who he went to fight for) complaining about the lack of support given to her son on his return to UK?

fecking hell, he should have his passport revoked and be thrown in prison.  feck him!

Aye, she should just slap the twat about the head a bit.
That's what my mother would do to me.
That's what my mother did to me - explains a lot...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 19, 2015, 00:01:01 am
At the very least, she should have sent him up to his room with no tea and stopped his pocket money for a few weeks.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 19, 2015, 13:11:01 pm
F#cking Ebay seller fees.  Talk about a pound of flesh!  :o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 19, 2015, 17:36:32 pm
Extra PJ Harvey tickets released...was online by accident when it was announced...so was my
Mate who rang me...we managed to organise 3 pairs for the same day for 11am, 1pm and 3pm...

Was delighted until he rang back and said he'd got them for this Friday and not next friday...I can't do this Friday and not sure whether to make the trip for a single 45 min 1pm show next Friday...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on January 20, 2015, 00:22:07 am
Packing.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Norwegian on January 22, 2015, 15:08:43 pm
Was in a meeting with Ray Kay (Google is your friend) yesterday :P
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on January 23, 2015, 18:07:37 pm
Rats
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on January 25, 2015, 20:29:02 pm
My best friend's marriage has broken down because his wife was having an affair! Utterly deplorable behaviour and I hope he takes her to the cleaners during his divorce.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on January 25, 2015, 22:08:15 pm
Also - what is all this bollocks of needing NVQ's to do any type of job these days!? I'm looking at applying for a career advisor job and one of the essential requirements is a level 4 NVQ in Advice & Guidance!!!! I didn't spend three years and over £20k at university to have to put up with this kind of shit in the jobs market!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 25, 2015, 23:52:30 pm
What is the point of an NVQ?

Where I used to work we called them "No Value Qualifications" and the folk doing them - NVQ3s - agreed.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 09:32:02 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on January 25, 2015, 22:08:15 pm
Also - what is all this bollocks of needing NVQ's to do any type of job these days!? I'm looking at applying for a career advisor job and one of the essential requirements is a level 4 NVQ in Advice & Guidance!!!! I didn't spend three years and over £20k at university to have to put up with this kind of shit in the jobs market!!!


Fairly important job though in the grand scheme of things, offering people advice on their career which would then impact on all aspects of their life

I have been working in Senior Search (headhunting) for 20 years and only just about feel qualified to offer people serious career advice. I imagine the qualification is there for a reason
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 26, 2015, 09:44:02 am
Attaining an NVQ4 in Accounting back in the day has done okay for me in the long run.  Just sayin. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 26, 2015, 10:36:35 am
Quote from: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 09:32:02 am
Fairly important job though in the grand scheme of things, offering people advice on their career which would then impact on all aspects of their life

I have been working in Senior Search (headhunting) for 20 years and only just about feel qualified to offer people serious career advice. I imagine the qualification is there for a reason


Can you find me a new job, i'm sick of mine..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 10:39:25 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 26, 2015, 10:36:35 am
Can you find me a new job, i'm sick of mine..

Sorry mate, no NVQ's......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 26, 2015, 19:56:03 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on January 25, 2015, 22:08:15 pm
Also - what is all this bollocks of needing NVQ's to do any type of job these days!? I'm looking at applying for a career advisor job and one of the essential requirements is a level 4 NVQ in Advice & Guidance!!!! I didn't spend three years and over £20k at university to have to put up with this kind of shit in the jobs market!!!


Welcome to the world....you're in a market where the bloke you're up against for the job has a level 4 NVQ. Get used to the idea and compete.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 27, 2015, 12:22:23 pm
Holocaust-deniers posting their vile, poisonous graffiti on Facebook et al.  Which they have every right to do, and that in its own way is kind of annoying in itself.  But they're beyond hope are these despicable, willfully ignorant, revisionist, callous f#cktards.  Winds me up.  >:(  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 29, 2015, 21:01:22 pm
No reply yet to the email I sent gigsandtours 2 days ago re the cancelled Black Keys gig:

Ive received a refund of £32.50 from a payment of £42.25.

Whislt I can understand you not refunding the original £3.25 booking fee,  I should also receive a refund for the £6.50 transaction fee - as this is for :

'the costs of processing orders, printing, packing and delivering the tickets to you. This fee also applies to tickets arranged for collection at the venue. The transaction fee applies per order not per ticket. If you purchase six tickets, you only pay one transaction fee. The transaction fee will vary depending on what type of postage we are being asked to use by the event organiser and these costs are reflective of the amount that Gigsandtours.com are charged by dispatch companies. First class post and courier delivery prices will vary accordingly. Gigsandtours.com only send tickets securely for events that do not issue duplicate tickets in the event that tickets get lost in the post.'

Obviously, none of this occurred, so, accordingly, this sum should be refunded.


Also - BA changing the flight times for the 4th bastard time for our holiday in April - jsut after I've arranged for the hotel to come and pick us up/ drop us off....ffs.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 29, 2015, 21:49:57 pm
A farting bit of snow and the roads grind to a halt >:(

Thankfully didn't trouble me, but my driveway was nearly blocked thanks to all the feckknuckles abandoning their cars at the bottom of it. It's not that hard to drive in snow.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on January 30, 2015, 08:38:33 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 29, 2015, 21:01:22 pm
No reply yet to the email I sent gigsandtours 2 days ago re the cancelled Black Keys gig:

Ive received a refund of £32.50 from a payment of £42.25.

Whislt I can understand you not refunding the original £3.25 booking fee,  I should also receive a refund for the £6.50 transaction fee - as this is for :

'the costs of processing orders, printing, packing and delivering the tickets to you. This fee also applies to tickets arranged for collection at the venue. The transaction fee applies per order not per ticket. If you purchase six tickets, you only pay one transaction fee. The transaction fee will vary depending on what type of postage we are being asked to use by the event organiser and these costs are reflective of the amount that Gigsandtours.com are charged by dispatch companies. First class post and courier delivery prices will vary accordingly. Gigsandtours.com only send tickets securely for events that do not issue duplicate tickets in the event that tickets get lost in the post.'

Obviously, none of this occurred, so, accordingly, this sum should be refunded.


Also - BA changing the flight times for the 4th bastard time for our holiday in April - jsut after I've arranged for the hotel to come and pick us up/ drop us off....ffs.


I had a go at See Tickets for not refunding me the postage of a cancelled gig - in the end a supervisor agreed out of "goodwill" to refund - I'd phone them up - always makes you feel better to have a verbal rant at these theiving b@stards.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 30, 2015, 08:57:52 am
I'm giving them a week, then a phone call - if that doesn't work I'll get the credit card company to refund.

It's the principle - also, that's an awful lot if money not to refund from a cancelled arena tour.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 30, 2015, 15:52:10 pm
Gutless management

We've just had a network change bumped from a 09:00 start tomorrow to 17:00 because management aren't prepared to stand up to a director - wankers  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 31, 2015, 09:59:09 am
Not getting tickets for the northern soul night at the 6 Music festival in Newcastle. Got them in my basket, hit pay, sold out. 3 fecking minutes and they all went.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 31, 2015, 11:04:01 am
Quote from: JonL on January 31, 2015, 09:59:09 am
Not getting tickets for the northern soul night at the 6 Music festival in Newcastle. Got them in my basket, hit pay, sold out. 3 fecking minutes and they all went.

Was that at the Boilershop?  Very few tickets for that, I think.  See tickets are shit, although got one for Sat night at the Sage.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 31, 2015, 11:58:51 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 31, 2015, 11:04:01 am
Was that at the Boilershop?  Very few tickets for that, I think.  See tickets are shit, although got one for Sat night at the Sage.

Yes.  Great DJ lineup. Quite fancied the Friday at the O2, but I'm seeing WoD the following week.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 31, 2015, 12:02:26 pm
Quote from: JonL on January 31, 2015, 11:58:51 am
Yes.  Great DJ lineup. Quite fancied the Friday at the O2, but I'm seeing WoD the following week.

Yeah same here.  Surprised that WOD are bottom of the bill....

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 31, 2015, 14:23:38 pm
Bloke who lives on my street is on come dine with me at the minute.  I don't know him at all, but I've always got the impression that he's a complete c*** - something the wife always criticises me for.  Feeling quite vindicated because, from the 4 episodes he's appeared on he is actually a complete c***.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 31, 2015, 14:29:28 pm
And his co-diners think he's a c*** as well.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 31, 2015, 22:35:54 pm
Isaac's match being changed to the opposition ground because NT council cancelled all games this weekend. Hoping for a shitty night tonight so Newcastle council cancel too.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on February 01, 2015, 08:49:24 am
Quote from: Bez on January 30, 2015, 15:52:10 pm
Gutless management

We've just had a network change bumped from a 09:00 start tomorrow to 17:00 because management aren't prepared to stand up to a director - wankers  >:( >:( >:(


Finished sometime after 01:00 and then drive home for over an hour through a snowstorm(well, heavy flurry - but since when did a bit if exaggeration harm a rant).....

On the upside 11 hours at double time + time off in lieu....every cloud and all that....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 01, 2015, 22:57:02 pm
Feel like shite.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 04, 2015, 11:21:06 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 29, 2015, 21:01:22 pm
No reply yet to the email I sent gigsandtours 2 days ago re the cancelled Black Keys gig:

Ive received a refund of £32.50 from a payment of £42.25.

Whislt I can understand you not refunding the original £3.25 booking fee,  I should also receive a refund for the £6.50 transaction fee - as this is for :

'the costs of processing orders, printing, packing and delivering the tickets to you. This fee also applies to tickets arranged for collection at the venue. The transaction fee applies per order not per ticket. If you purchase six tickets, you only pay one transaction fee. The transaction fee will vary depending on what type of postage we are being asked to use by the event organiser and these costs are reflective of the amount that Gigsandtours.com are charged by dispatch companies. First class post and courier delivery prices will vary accordingly. Gigsandtours.com only send tickets securely for events that do not issue duplicate tickets in the event that tickets get lost in the post.'

Obviously, none of this occurred, so, accordingly, this sum should be refunded.


Also - BA changing the flight times for the 4th bastard time for our holiday in April - jsut after I've arranged for the hotel to come and pick us up/ drop us off....ffs.


No response to email, cut off twice from customer services......

Sorted pretty much immediately by venting on twitter...

Hello, Thank you for confirming, I have refunded the £6.50 transaction fee. Please allow up to five working days for the refund to clear. MW

feckers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on February 04, 2015, 11:46:31 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 04, 2015, 11:21:06 am
No response to email, cut off twice from customer services......

Sorted pretty much immediately by venting on twitter...

Hello, Thank you for confirming, I have refunded the £6.50 transaction fee. Please allow up to five working days for the refund to clear. MW

feckers.


Its strange how they ignore polite e-mails but react instantly to a public facebook/twitter rant  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on February 04, 2015, 12:38:53 pm
And they also manage to trouser the money from the 98% who don't complain to them.
Ticket Angency Robbers!!
Glad you got your refund though Hass.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 04, 2015, 21:07:54 pm
Only just found out Steve Howe is touring the UK in April and his only Yorkshire date is already sold out.  :(  Still, got a Manc ticket.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 05, 2015, 14:40:05 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 09, 2014, 18:33:08 pm
Found our perfect next new home.  Vendor is being a bit of a c***. And I'm being stubborn on principle.

So, over 5 months after our initial viewing, vendor says he will 'probably' be ready to complete mid January 2016..  feck off, willya?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on February 06, 2015, 00:33:13 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 05, 2015, 14:40:05 pm
So, over 5 months after our initial viewing, vendor says he will 'probably' be ready to complete mid January 2016..  feck off, willya?

Tosser!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 10, 2015, 19:25:33 pm
Haven't been able to walk properly since Friday, saw a doctor yesterday and they're testing me for rheumatism, anemia, and gout!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 10, 2015, 20:17:57 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on February 10, 2015, 19:25:33 pm
Haven't been able to walk properly since Friday, saw a doctor yesterday and they're testing me for rheumatism, anemia, and gout!

You can afford US healthcare?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 11, 2015, 08:32:49 am
Stupidly driving into the back of someone this morning.
No one hurt, no damage to my car, a minor scuff to their bumper. All very aicable, just annoyed with myself.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on February 11, 2015, 09:07:06 am
Another car related annoyance.....

Driven to the garage (over an hour in traffic to cover 12 miles) for a 'while you wait' service. Checked in  to be told the car needs 3 items completed  as recalls. They then tell me that this will add at least 1-2 hours to the wait, they won't know exactly until they start and once they start they can't stop the programm. They won't complete the service without doing the recalls, as it's a warranty service.

The service guy offered to rebook for next week. He got short shrift.

Not amused
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 11, 2015, 20:47:21 pm
Very lucky. Their damage was so minimal, they're not taking it any further. Phew.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on February 11, 2015, 22:21:04 pm
Quote from: JonL on February 11, 2015, 20:47:21 pm
Very lucky. Their damage was so minimal, they're not taking it any further. Phew.


Good result....

I waited for 3 and a half hours at the garage....I feel a strongly worded letter coming up....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 12, 2015, 06:41:15 am
Quote from: Bez on February 11, 2015, 22:21:04 pm
Good result....

I waited for 3 and a half hours at the garage....I feel a strongly worded letter coming up....


Good luck.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 12, 2015, 09:31:29 am
Still battling it out with Triton re: intermittent fault with shower.. they now have a video showing the fault.. utter c***s..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on February 12, 2015, 21:46:32 pm
Quote from: JonL on February 12, 2015, 06:41:15 am
Good luck.


The only result will be to make me feel better....I don't expect any positive outcome....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 13, 2015, 11:59:46 am
Quote from: Fishy on February 12, 2015, 09:31:29 am
Still battling it out with Triton re: intermittent fault with shower.. they now have a video showing the fault.. utter c***s..

stupid Triton c***y bastards eventually caving in under the proof of the iphone video isent to them of the faulty shower.. now sending an engineer with parts to fix with no charge as its under guarantee.. you fecktards.. so you can take you're last " no fault found" report and your "no fault found fee " and shove right up your fecking c***s..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 13, 2015, 12:09:14 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 14, 2015, 22:05:33 pm
Into week 3 now of feeling crap. Aching, coughing, fatigue. Horrible.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 15, 2015, 20:55:56 pm
All week I was planning on putting a bet on Bradford City winning today and totally forgot about it!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 17, 2015, 14:17:19 pm
Tossers from the peugeot and vauxhall garages who are supposed to be ringing me about the purchase of a new van aren't.  fecking hell, im sitting here with my money, you c***s.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 17, 2015, 14:21:09 pm
Triton c*** engineer arrived this morning.. swapped out the face plate of the shower.. i had to ask the stupid bastard what was wrong.... he must have managed about three words.. going to email them and recommend that he goes to some sort of customer relations course.. complete fecktard...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 19, 2015, 11:15:51 am
the hoopla surrounding Eastbloodyfeckingenders...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 19, 2015, 15:13:19 pm
Bruce Dickinson being treated for tongue cancer

Bugger!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 19, 2015, 15:58:35 pm
Quote from: Jonners on February 19, 2015, 15:13:19 pm
Bruce Dickinson being treated for tongue cancer

Bugger!


Really?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 19, 2015, 16:58:11 pm
yep, looks like the treatment has been a success (round xmas time) thank Goodness, bit of RnR required (not rock and roll!)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 19, 2015, 17:00:33 pm
hearing  the single in full from the new Todd album out in April.. it's shit...  :( what the feck is he doing...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 20, 2015, 11:09:59 am
England Cricket

Holy Crap Burgers, what a disgrace
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 20, 2015, 12:25:47 pm
Quote from: Jonners on February 20, 2015, 11:09:59 am
England Cricket

Holy Crap Burgers, what a disgrace


they must be quaking in their boots.. Scotland up next ..lol
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on February 20, 2015, 18:38:08 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 20, 2015, 12:25:47 pm
they must be quaking in their boots.. Scotland up next ..lol


At least your lot gave the Kiwis a game.... :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on February 20, 2015, 20:14:20 pm
Quote from: Jonners on February 20, 2015, 11:09:59 am
England Cricket

Holy Crap Burgers, what a disgrace

Bring back KP
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 20, 2015, 21:44:04 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on February 20, 2015, 20:14:20 pm
Bring back KP

Him and his trained monkey Piers Morgan are probably paying them to be so bad so KP can ride back on clouds of billowing glory to save them and elevate him to ultra-god status.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 20, 2015, 23:02:09 pm
Deluded EU politicians kicking the Greek can further down the road  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 21, 2015, 13:55:02 pm
Quote from: Jonners on February 20, 2015, 11:09:59 am
England Cricket

Holy Crap Burgers, what a disgrace


I don't even bother to follow it anymore. Fecking useless.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 21, 2015, 15:39:12 pm
Missing the 6Music festival daytime festivities 10 mins from my house. Couldn't get a ticket.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 21, 2015, 17:12:15 pm
Quote from: JonL on February 21, 2015, 15:39:12 pm
Missing the 6Music festival daytime festivities 10 mins from my house. Couldn't get a ticket.

:-\. Tickets for sat/sun at the sage were put back on sale and were available for a couple of days last week.

Check Twitter if you still fancy tomorrow - there's a lot of spares floating around.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 21, 2015, 21:22:51 pm
The only night time event I fancied was the O2, and I'm seeing War On Drugs next week.
Really wanted to check out the Ouseburn stuff. Went down to check it out this evening. It was very quiet, did see Don Letts get into a taxi.
I did hear the Craig Charles/ Gilles Peterson show on the radio, it was superb, but they always are.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 21, 2015, 21:52:16 pm
Ah ok.

At the sage now.  Royal blood amazing, the rest meh.  But the sage have done a fantastic job of transforming the venue.  Real festival vibe here...tonnes of stuff going on in the concourse and amazing street food available outside...great stuff.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 21, 2015, 22:00:05 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 21, 2015, 21:52:16 pm
Ah ok.

At the sage now.  Royal blood amazing, the rest meh.  But the sage have done a fantastic job of transforming the venue.  Real festival vibe here...tonnes of stuff going on in the concourse and amazing street food available outside...great stuff.


Twitter has been going mad about Royal Blood. Sage looks great, I have to say. Quite enjoyed the bit of Jungle I heard.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 22, 2015, 00:00:13 am
Hot Chip were amazing.  Wasn't familiar with their material at all beforehand.

Brilliant evening.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 24, 2015, 20:27:11 pm
FIFA - collective term for a gathering of total idiots.

You'd have thought at least one of them owned an atlas.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 24, 2015, 21:41:57 pm
Quote from: DavidL on February 24, 2015, 20:27:11 pm
FIFA - collective term for a gathering of total idiots.

You'd have thought at least one of them owned an atlas.

They ought to able to afford one, what with all the bungs they get...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 24, 2015, 22:51:28 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on February 24, 2015, 21:41:57 pm
They ought to able to afford one, what with all the bungs they get...
;D
Perhaps the globe in the corner of the FIFA office is shaped like a rugby ball instead of a football.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 03, 2015, 12:28:11 pm
A bête noire: self-important, pretentious, ignorant, self-aggrandizing, impolite, unprofessional c**t PAs who begin emails without a salutation and just your name in an effort to lend more gravitas to their position.  I don't care how famous your particular client is - show some courtesy (like most other folk do who are proper professionals) or f**k off.  Back of the pile with that one...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on March 03, 2015, 19:16:31 pm
Dropped my new War on Drugs vinyl, fecking deep scratch on it now. Cockmonkeys!!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on March 03, 2015, 20:09:30 pm
Quote from: JonL on March 03, 2015, 19:16:31 pm
Dropped my new War on Drugs vinyl, fecking deep scratch on it now. Cockmonkeys!!!!!

Should have bought a CD
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on March 03, 2015, 21:31:06 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on March 03, 2015, 20:09:30 pm
Should have bought a CD


I've done that with a cd in the past too.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 03, 2015, 21:43:41 pm
Quote from: JonL on March 03, 2015, 21:31:06 pm
I've done that with a cd in the past too.

I used my CD copy of Presto as a floor cleaner. Got scratched to buggery. It still plays >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 03, 2015, 22:34:05 pm
Half a day off work and a 150-mile round-trip to see The Shaymen away on a freezing night and they are absolutely abysmal.  Fck off world.  >:( :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 04, 2015, 08:19:36 am
Stubhub.

I've listed some spare tickets this morning.

They charge nearly 20% to buyers and 12% to sellers on completion of a sale. You can only use UPS to send the tickets out (physical tickets)

Robbing bastards.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 04, 2015, 08:44:06 am
Quote from: Bez on March 04, 2015, 08:19:36 am
Stubhub.

I've listed some spare tickets this morning.

They charge nearly 20% to buyers and 12% to sellers on completion of a sale. You can only use UPS to send the tickets out (physical tickets)

Robbing bastards.

I've used getmein a few times since eBay stopped allowing ticket sales...handy when I've been able to upgrade tickets and they don't charge buyer or seller...someone actually comes and collects the tickets and they email you a label to put on envelope...couldn't be easier...worth a try?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 04, 2015, 08:47:28 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 04, 2015, 08:44:06 am
I've used getmein a few times since eBay stopped allowing ticket sales...handy when I've been able to upgrade tickets and they don't charge buyer or seller...someone actually comes and collects the tickets and they email you a label to put on envelope...couldn't be easier...worth a try?


I'll take a look....cheers
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 04, 2015, 14:54:56 pm
I bought from stubhub the other day for the first time, show was sold out and I paid $57 for a ticket that probably cost $45 after fees. I didn't pay anything more than what the list-price was on the site, so maybe the seller can bake all the fees into that? I dunno, it worked out ok, but I'd rather not have to make a habit of it.

I've found Twitter and Facebook to be fairly good at shifting tickets, and last.fm although people don't use that as much anymore.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 04, 2015, 16:18:13 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on March 04, 2015, 14:54:56 pm

I've found Twitter and Facebook to be fairly good at shifting tickets, and last.fm although people don't use that as much anymore.


Good call re twitter...Tim Burgess from Charlatons recently retweeted that I had a spare Charlatons ticket for sale and it went immediately....ditto a spare PJ Harvey ticket in January...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on March 04, 2015, 17:58:40 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 04, 2015, 16:18:13 pm
Good call re twitter...Tim Burgess from Charlatons recently retweeted that I had a spare Charlatons ticket for sale and it went immediately....ditto a spare PJ Harvey ticket in January...


Frank Turner does that for his tours, only at face value.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 04, 2015, 19:40:05 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on March 04, 2015, 14:54:56 pm
I bought from stubhub the other day for the first time, show was sold out and I paid $57 for a ticket that probably cost $45 after fees. I didn't pay anything more than what the list-price was on the site, so maybe the seller can bake all the fees into that? I dunno, it worked out ok, but I'd rather not have to make a habit of it.




When you set up a sale, you enter the price that you want to charge for the ticket and it automatically adds 19% to that price before it goes on the website, then at the end of posting they tell you how much you'll actually get  - what you ask for,  less 12% of the original selling price...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 04, 2015, 19:41:27 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on March 04, 2015, 14:54:56 pm

I've found Twitter and Facebook to be fairly good at shifting tickets, and last.fm although people don't use that as much anymore.


I've advertised on the FB event page, no takers...

I don't "do" Twitter, maybe I'll have to sign up.

cheers
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 04, 2015, 20:19:08 pm
Tickets sold.

To be fair to Stubhub its was pretty painless apart from the fees.

Part of the ticket price that the buyer pays includes UPS shipping. I just printed a label and stuck it to an envelope, now I need to drop it off at a local UPS depot tomorrow
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on March 05, 2015, 00:11:01 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 04, 2015, 16:18:13 pm
...Tim Burgess from Charlatons recently retweeted that I had a spare Charlatons ticket for sale and it went immediately....

...as well as telling you how to spell his band's name right!  ;)   :P
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on March 05, 2015, 00:22:40 am
Quote from: Bez on March 04, 2015, 20:19:08 pm
To be fair to Stubhub its was pretty painless apart from the fees.

Aye, when selling, I try to recover what I paid but this just increases the buyer's costs.

For last year's Ryan Adams UK gigs, I bought for Manchester and sold my spare for Glasgow - the ticket got shipped to USA (Texas)  :o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 05, 2015, 07:57:20 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on March 05, 2015, 00:22:40 am
Aye, when selling, I try to recover what I paid but this just increases the buyer's costs.

For last year's Ryan Adams UK gigs, I bought for Manchester and sold my spare for Glasgow - the ticket got shipped to USA (Texas)  :o


I'd use them again, but only after I'd investigated places like here and FB first...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 05, 2015, 14:48:34 pm
Maybe a good idea to go for print-at-home tickets in the future if an option? That way presumably you can just transfer the tickets electronically and save the postage costs, that's how I got mine.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 08, 2015, 21:43:30 pm
The Great Kat of the drumming world Mike "I'm so Brilliant" Portnoy has been having a go at the NHS

http://www.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-08/portnoy-rages-at-uk-health-service

Bloody foreign health tourists >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 10, 2015, 10:11:16 am
Man cold.  Hate, hate, HATE the sniffeling and dry throat and zapping of energy it brings.  >:( :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 10, 2015, 11:31:34 am
c***s who walk down the street texting, not looking where the feck they are going...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on March 10, 2015, 15:23:03 pm
Losing my bottle on my bike after seeing a mate mown down by a car at the weekend on his.

need to man up I guess, but  does focus the mind a bit
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 10, 2015, 17:26:18 pm
Quote from: Jonners on March 10, 2015, 15:23:03 pm
Losing my bottle on my bike after seeing a mate mown down by a car at the weekend on his.

need to man up I guess, but  does focus the mind a bit


Mate OK ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on March 11, 2015, 10:57:37 am
Sort of. Collar Bone and knee fooked, landed on his head but the helmet saved him, smashed to bits and his bike too.

Totally inoccuos, driver not going fast, driver just made a mistake at the junction and car hits bike always ends badly

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on March 11, 2015, 11:45:55 am
Saw a nasty accident this morning on the way to work. Car was on its roof in a ditch with a middle aged woman inside still conscious and being attended to by people who had stopped. Services hadn't arrived yet. The accident must have occurred just a few minutes previously.

On a lighter but just as nasty note, i've been asked by the girl on the counter in my work canteen if i'd like to buy a raffle ticket to win some One Direction concert tickets.  :o :o  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on March 11, 2015, 14:55:25 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on March 11, 2015, 11:45:55 am
On a lighter but just as nasty note, i've been asked by the girl on the counter in my work canteen if i'd like to buy a raffle ticket to win some One Direction concert tickets.  :o :o  >:(


Ha ha! What did you say Ron? ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on March 11, 2015, 15:18:49 pm
I said i'd take them if the prize also included an F-16 with a full weapons payload.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on March 11, 2015, 18:13:30 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on March 11, 2015, 15:18:49 pm
I said i'd take them if the prize also included an F-16 with a full weapons payload.

An F-15 carries a bigger weapon load. Do you want me to ask the boys down the road at Lakenheath if they are free?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 11, 2015, 22:44:39 pm
Quote from: Jonners on March 11, 2015, 10:57:37 am
Sort of. Collar Bone and knee fooked, landed on his head but the helmet saved him, smashed to bits and his bike too.

Totally inoccuos, driver not going fast, driver just made a mistake at the junction and car hits bike always ends badly


Sounds pretty rough....glad he can tell the tale though...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 12, 2015, 09:43:03 am
Cameron on TV defending Clarkson..wtf...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on March 12, 2015, 10:35:45 am
Quote from: pdw1 on March 11, 2015, 18:13:30 pm
An F-15 carries a bigger weapon load. Do you want me to ask the boys down the road at Lakenheath if they are free?


just give them the co-ords of where 1D are and tell them they are an Al-qaeda cell (sonic warfare division). Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 13, 2015, 07:18:50 am
Quote from: Fishy on March 12, 2015, 09:43:03 am
Cameron on TV defending Clarkson..wtf...


a pair of c***s
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 13, 2015, 08:18:29 am
Yeah this from the c*** whobdoesn,t want a Tv debate but happy to come on the telly to defend the stupid prick....unbelievable
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Norwegian on March 13, 2015, 12:44:07 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on March 11, 2015, 15:18:49 pm
I said i'd take them if the prize also included an F-16 with a full weapons payload.
;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on March 15, 2015, 18:58:10 pm
Some fecker has dunched the car  and fecked off. Nothing major, just scratches on them bumper, but it's the principle.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on March 15, 2015, 18:59:31 pm
The jazz vinyl minefield.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 15, 2015, 19:16:26 pm
Went out for a lovely curry and did my usual thing and 'got the fear' - meaning i was scared all the best bits were going to be taken so I just filled my plate as quickly as possible and are everything within 3 minutes.

I was out with the wife and kids too...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on March 15, 2015, 21:18:07 pm
Crap rugby.
Drove my son for an hour to the back of beyond (and that is being nice to Wisbech) for a rugby tournament and then stood in the cold for 3 hours watched him and his team play crap rugby. Drove back home and settled down to watch the France Italy match and it was even worse.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 24, 2015, 11:46:00 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31928434

ah right so now too much sleep is bad for you..fecking hell...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 28, 2015, 17:34:33 pm
After not getting a cold all winter - despite working in an office that sounded like a TB clinic for most of the last three months - I've come down with a stinker of one now it's Spring. Arsebiscuits.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 31, 2015, 09:13:32 am
fecking shitty weather...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 31, 2015, 09:41:24 am
Just realized Steve Howe at Manchester clashes with a Halifax Town rearranged home game.  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 31, 2015, 10:16:38 am
Is it the real Steve howe tho ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 31, 2015, 11:24:22 am
Quote from: Fishy on March 31, 2015, 10:16:38 am
Is it the real Steve howe tho ?


Definitely - but it's the reformed Halifax Town...   :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on March 31, 2015, 11:47:43 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 31, 2015, 11:24:22 am
Definitely - but it's the reformed Halifax Town...   :)

When are they going to reform that pitch  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 31, 2015, 13:32:07 pm
Quote from: döm on March 31, 2015, 11:47:43 am
When are they going to reform that pitch  ;)


It's council property.  ::)  Now you're stirring a real bees' nest...  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Tom Garrett on March 31, 2015, 19:44:52 pm
Cars when they go wrong. Apparently the sensor / sensors that 'could' be causing the problem are difficult to isolate.. WTF?
Aw well, another few days of getting 15 MPG.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on April 03, 2015, 09:16:14 am
The common cold
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BaldiePete on April 03, 2015, 11:26:32 am
Quote from: DavidL on April 03, 2015, 09:16:14 am
The common cold


Same here :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 03, 2015, 17:59:52 pm
I keep getting logged out of here on my iPhone...why?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on April 03, 2015, 18:07:06 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 03, 2015, 17:59:52 pm
I keep getting logged out of here on my iPhone...why?
iOS 8.2 contains 'anti-nerd' software?
;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on April 03, 2015, 18:24:12 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 03, 2015, 17:59:52 pm
I keep getting logged out of here on my iPhone...why?


This has happened to you before. It's probably because you have private braising switched on.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on April 03, 2015, 18:33:09 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on April 03, 2015, 18:24:12 pm
This has happened to you before. It's probably because you have private braising switched on.
Blimey, I didn't know iOS 8.2 allows you to cook with your iPhone too!  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 03, 2015, 18:46:01 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on April 03, 2015, 18:24:12 pm
This has happened to you before. It's probably because you have private braising switched on.

Thanks - that's worked.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 05, 2015, 12:53:43 pm
British Airways Indian call centres.  I don't blame the call handlers really - it's not their fault they're the the most useless unhelpful c***s in the history of humanity.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on April 05, 2015, 13:21:26 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 05, 2015, 12:53:43 pm
British Airways Indian call centres.  I don't blame the call handlers really - it's not their fault they're the the most useless unhelpful c***s in the history of humanity.


along with BT and HP Indian call centres.. all fecking useless...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 05, 2015, 14:02:45 pm
Online check in fecked up...advance passenger information given twice last week not updated...ended up with 4 seats that are 'definitely together' that aren't actually together...fecking useless.  Have to get to the airport tomorrow at totallyfecked o'clock to try and sort the mess out. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 05, 2015, 14:07:42 pm
And the seats are at the very back, right next to the lavs.  Ffs.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 06, 2015, 11:09:28 am
Vodaphone Indian call centres...how does 'can I have a pin to access my voicemail messages abroad' sound like 'can you disable my voicemail altogether please'

Stupid fecking bastards....spent an hour trying to sort it out and still don't have a bastard pin...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 10, 2015, 00:39:27 am
Due to a delay on the Motorway Anglagard couldn't play a full set tonight. The support act didn't suffer though :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on April 16, 2015, 20:44:37 pm
Bloody tablet keeps playing up, hence why I haven't been posting much. On Alicia's IPad now.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on April 17, 2015, 00:43:48 am
Being met with the news that Team Rock Radio is removing it's DAB service and moving soley to mobile/internet streaming. I really don't want to go back to Planet (dad) Rock, but looks like I'll have no choice as the service is being cuts as of 1st July!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 17, 2015, 09:55:42 am
My Mundane-o has died and can only be resuscitated with a full engine transplant.

Anyone selling a car, mate's rates?  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on April 22, 2015, 09:23:48 am
Merge Lanes.. i'm not pushing in your fecktard..it's a fecking merge lane so let me in you feck..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 22, 2015, 09:43:46 am
wife not answering her fecking mobile, again.  And then she wonders why im in a bad mood all the time.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on April 22, 2015, 12:23:43 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 22, 2015, 09:43:46 am
wife not answering her fecking mobile, again.  And then she wonders why im in a bad mood all the time.


You sound surprised. And you're always in a bad mood.

;) ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 22, 2015, 12:41:03 pm
I always put my joiner down as my next of kin.  He always answers the fecking mobile.  Although he doesn't understand the receiving or giving of texts.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 22, 2015, 13:20:47 pm
No download card with the vinyl of SW's 'Raven' record... :-\  Um, could anyone do me a snide copy?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on April 23, 2015, 14:06:36 pm
May not returning to Top Gear.. so what ... why is this news...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on April 28, 2015, 20:10:37 pm
fecking internet still fecking fecked.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 28, 2015, 21:38:43 pm
Arnold Clarke - where the feck is my van, you c***s.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on April 28, 2015, 22:13:52 pm
3 month notice periods.

feck I'm bored.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on April 29, 2015, 12:05:10 pm
back at work after nice long weekend... fecking emails....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on April 30, 2015, 07:03:00 am
Quote from: JonL on April 28, 2015, 20:10:37 pm
fecking internet still fecking fecked.

Still. Sky monitoring the line. I just want it sorted.
Looking at alternatives.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 30, 2015, 21:44:49 pm
The silly cow driving behind me today with mobile clamped to ear with one hand and a fag in the other >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 01, 2015, 12:26:59 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 30, 2015, 21:44:49 pm
The silly cow driving behind me today with mobile clamped to ear with one hand and a fag in the other >:(


That pisses me off big time mate. Driving while using a mobile is equally, if not more dangerous than drink driving.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 01, 2015, 20:18:21 pm
fecking knackered.
Up until 4am on Thursday morning for 2.5 hours sleep.
Out last night until 1am.
Was going to go and see Shawn Smith tonight but just too tired.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 02, 2015, 12:46:06 pm
Some stick thin bint has pupped. Why is this news?
Ruined my enjoyment of Saturday Kitchen did that >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 02, 2015, 14:19:23 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 02, 2015, 12:46:06 pm
Some stick thin bint has pupped. Why is this news?


Because Nicholas "Give me a knighthood, pleeeeeaaaase" Witchell is paid by our taxes to be the world's biggest sycophant.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on May 02, 2015, 14:27:48 pm
Witchell..he's a right c***...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Paul Sheehan on May 02, 2015, 14:50:50 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 02, 2015, 12:46:06 pm
Some stick thin bint has pupped. Why is this news?
Ruined my enjoyment of Saturday Kitchen did that >:(


That's given Labour a boost just in time for the election.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 02, 2015, 15:02:04 pm
Well, if it keeps the cocky carrot in employ...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 02, 2015, 18:01:53 pm
FFS, Eve Pollard on ITV "News" is actually even worse than Witchell; even more obsequious but with added snobbery, aloofness and pretension.  She's utterly execrable.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 02, 2015, 18:20:01 pm
Some should throw tear gas at those morons sleeping outside.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on May 02, 2015, 20:07:21 pm
Nauseating and everything connected with it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on May 02, 2015, 23:38:28 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 02, 2015, 18:20:01 pm
Some should throw tear gas at those morons sleeping outside.

They spoke to 2 Union Jack bedecked twonks, both from the North East. Made me cringe.

There was a remark made at the end of the bulletin about her having a life in the public eye. I thought, yes, because you lot will make sure of that.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 03, 2015, 02:39:19 am
I complain about the privileged lives of benefit scrats and the royals all the time, but wouldn't swap with either of them. 

Both are still wrong, though.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 03, 2015, 10:17:30 am
Dan Reed Network's just announced gig in Newcastle clashes with Squeeze/John Cooper Clarke - for which I have front row tickets.  Nostalgia means I really want to attend the former gig, even though it has the potential to be crud....bollocks.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on May 03, 2015, 10:35:47 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 03, 2015, 10:17:30 am
Dan Reed Network's just announced gig in Newcastle clashes with Squeeze/John Cooper Clarke - for which I have front row tickets.  Nostalgia means I really want to attend the former gig, even though it has the potential to be crud....bollocks.

why dont you book a house concert?  After all you have enough houses.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 03, 2015, 10:39:50 am
Quote from: pdw1 on May 03, 2015, 10:35:47 am
why dont you book a house concert?  After all you have enough houses.

how would you know?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on May 03, 2015, 11:15:10 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 03, 2015, 10:17:30 am
Dan Reed Network's just announced gig in Newcastle clashes with Squeeze/John Cooper Clarke - for which I have front row tickets.  Nostalgia means I really want to attend the former gig, even though it has the potential to be crud....bollocks.

DRNs time was 25 years ago. Stick with Squeeze and JCC.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 03, 2015, 11:30:03 am
Yeah, think I will.

Mind you, Squeeze and JCC are hardly at the forefront of the zeitgeist in 2015....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on May 03, 2015, 12:17:42 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 03, 2015, 11:30:03 am
Yeah, think I will.

Mind you, Squeeze and JCC are hardly at the forefront of the zeitgeist in 2015....

Ha, true. But I'd consider them more timeless than a funk/rock band.
Having said that, where are DRN playing?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 03, 2015, 12:24:50 pm
DRN all the way.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 03, 2015, 12:26:32 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 03, 2015, 12:24:50 pm
DRN all the way.

Oh aye, Dumpy's Rusty Nuts were a crackin' band! :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 06, 2015, 18:38:33 pm
Morons.  Thousands of them.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on May 06, 2015, 18:56:15 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 06, 2015, 18:38:33 pm
Morons.  Thousands of them.


Cartoon UKIP supporters.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 08, 2015, 03:24:58 am
People who say that they are "Literally Speechless" and then proceed to rabbit on like buggery...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on May 08, 2015, 09:52:19 am
Nicholas Witchell
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 08, 2015, 10:13:01 am
fecking arnold clarke.  6pm last night - van coming after 2 week delay.

This morning - er, van might not be coming, not sure yet, its someone elses fault.


fecking c***warts.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on May 08, 2015, 13:59:01 pm
As nice a bunch as they are, the thought of Issac's birthday party (a sleepover) does not fill me with joy. At least it'll be over by lunch tomorrow.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 08, 2015, 16:46:06 pm
Dave the snake getting in again.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 10, 2015, 00:01:04 am
The left wing cretins have been out already complaining about perceived "austerity" even defaced the wimmin's war memorial. I hope they lose their benefits. Scum
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 10, 2015, 17:25:57 pm
The inability of people these days to differentiate between adjectives and adverbs. Just watch a few adverts on TV.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 11, 2015, 12:55:11 pm
Keep doing "feasibility scenarios" for an R40 trip.  Must stop it.  >:( ::)  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 11, 2015, 12:55:54 pm
Does the Rush tour not cross over with the VH tour at any point?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 11, 2015, 13:26:35 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 11, 2015, 12:55:54 pm
Does the Rush tour not cross over with the VH tour at any point?


I think I checked this before and found that it doesn't.  Might be wrong though.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on May 12, 2015, 21:54:47 pm
My low attention span. It'll be the end of me.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 13, 2015, 22:56:52 pm
A question of sport

Why the feck is this still on TV?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on May 13, 2015, 23:03:37 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 13, 2015, 22:56:52 pm
A question of sport

Why the feck is this still on TV?

To remind you to go to bed
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on May 13, 2015, 23:25:28 pm
you two were the only viewers this evening I suspect ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 14, 2015, 21:47:29 pm
The appalling lane discipline on Motorways. >:(

I got trapped in the outside lane of the M1 tonight. It was nose to tail in the middle lane, a bloke in the outside lane was driving slightly more slowly than those in the middle lane and the inside lane was nearly empty and travelling more quickly than the other two. There ought to be laws passed about this sort of thing. Oh, wait...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on May 14, 2015, 22:14:53 pm
who's going to enforce it I wonder?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 14, 2015, 23:29:29 pm
I'd do it! All I need is a Laser cannon mounted on the front of my car, and sufficient money for a few tanks of petrol and I'll vaporise all the middle-lane hogs thereby declogging the UK Motorway network...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on May 14, 2015, 23:30:30 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 13, 2015, 22:56:52 pm
A question of sport

Why the feck is this still on TV?
It's still the best of the TV sports quizzes, and it's awful now. Shows how bad the other dross is. 
I hate any of these 'were all mates' quiz shows.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on May 15, 2015, 00:31:48 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 14, 2015, 23:29:29 pm
I'd do it! All I need is a Laser cannon mounted on the front of my car, and sufficient money for a few tanks of petrol and I'll vaporise all the middle-lane hogs thereby declogging the UK Motorway network...


In heavy traffic (I do about 1500 miles p/w) I find the inner lane to be the quickest route and certainly less heart failure ,oments from all the constant braking
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on May 15, 2015, 07:35:56 am
Quote from: NeilP on May 15, 2015, 00:31:48 am
In heavy traffic (I do about 1500 miles p/w) I find the inner lane to be the quickest route and certainly less heart failure ,oments from all the constant braking


500 motorway miles a week here and I agree wholeheartedly with the inside lane in heavier traffic theory...

Yesterday was particularly horrendous with the first rain for a few weeks....2 hours to complete my usual 1 hour journey home....all because people seem to have forgotten how to drive in the wet...c***s
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 15, 2015, 18:31:35 pm
Bradford's usually pretty bad for crap drivers at the best of times but fecking hell every c*** and his c*** were out in full force today!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on May 16, 2015, 11:09:58 am
Agree about Bradford, that road in from the motorway seems to be full of racers and 'chancers' looking to clip your car and claim... a friend there told me that most locals install a camera on their dash to cover themselves?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 16, 2015, 17:45:48 pm
Quote from: NeilP on May 16, 2015, 11:09:58 am
Agree about Bradford, that road in from the motorway seems to be full of racers and 'chancers' looking to clip your car and claim... a friend there told me that most locals install a camera on their dash to cover themselves?


I went there once to watch the Saints. Not the nicest of places!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 17, 2015, 21:50:44 pm
Mrs S has been out and bought a pair of budgies. >:(
Can't believe how much she paid for them. I asked if she could have got a them on Hire Perches...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 17, 2015, 22:22:03 pm
Quote from: NeilP on May 16, 2015, 11:09:58 am
Agree about Bradford, that road in from the motorway seems to be full of racers and 'chancers' looking to clip your car and claim... a friend there told me that most locals install a camera on their dash to cover themselves?

Yep that's pretty common around here as the chancers nearly always have an army of witnesses that come out of nowhere to testify it was your fault.

Quote from: zoony on May 16, 2015, 17:45:48 pm
I went there once to watch the Saints. Not the nicest of places!

Yeah, it's not brilliant, but it's home, and I've been to worse places.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 18, 2015, 11:07:35 am
Bradford city centre is alright - the National Media Museum is a jewel in an admittedly slightly shabby crown.  It will be better when the notorious Westfield development is finished and the old Odeon building is finally resurrected as a decent gig venue.

Thing is, the place will never hold a candle to neighbouring Leeds, to where it's - rightly or wrongly - inevitably compared.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on May 18, 2015, 12:43:54 pm
Spent a lot of time at Bradford Infirmary last year. Loathed the drive from the end of the motorway to the hospital. So glad I'm not working there any more.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on May 31, 2015, 09:47:24 am
HMRC deciding not to fine late tax returns if you can provide a decent enough excuse. I guess the sort of thing they are looking for would be - "HMRC failed to send me a reminder" (I was sent one, my wife was not).
Typical incompetence from a government-run organisation.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 31, 2015, 10:30:08 am
Quote from: DavidL on May 31, 2015, 09:47:24 am
HMRC deciding not to fine late tax returns if you can provide a decent enough excuse. I guess the sort of thing they are looking for would be - "HMRC failed to send me a reminder" (I was sent one, my wife was not).
Typical incompetence from a government-run organisation.

That's so they can concentrate on the big fish tax evaders. Allegedly.

But being as "We're all in it together" why should anyone be excused? People know they have to get their tax done and surely it isn't beyond HMRC's ken to just add £100 to the bill of any late payers?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on May 31, 2015, 15:07:29 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 31, 2015, 10:30:08 am
That's so they can concentrate on the big fish tax evaders.
Smokescreen for their incompetence. Sends out a terrible message - "no need to take your tax affairs seriously, unless you're  big fish sanctions will not apply". Once again law-abiding, conscientious tax-payers get taken for mugs.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 31, 2015, 17:32:21 pm
Quote from: DavidL on May 31, 2015, 15:07:29 pm
Smokescreen for their incompetence. Sends out a terrible message - "no need to take your tax affairs seriously, unless you're  big fish sanctions will not apply". Once again law-abiding, conscientious tax-payers get taken for mugs.


Don't worry, Cameron will get it out of people in other ways.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 31, 2015, 18:18:12 pm
They're shit at issuing refunds, I know that much.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 01, 2015, 08:50:31 am
the weather... c***..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on June 01, 2015, 16:40:29 pm
Had tendonitis in my right foot for 3 weeks now, and it's bloody painful. At least I haven't got work this week as I've booked it off.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 02, 2015, 09:09:06 am
A cold, squatting mostly in my throat, so my voice has been reduced to a pathetic, raspy croak.  (Cue DLR gags).  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 05, 2015, 01:09:53 am
The EU give the Greek can another boot dowvn the road.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on June 05, 2015, 09:40:17 am
Quote from: zoony on June 01, 2015, 16:40:29 pm
Had tendonitis in my right foot for 3 weeks now, and it's bloody painful. At least I haven't got work this week as I've booked it off.


Regular 400mg ibruprofen big man, rest, bit of ice now and again

Trust me, Im the king of injuries
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 10, 2015, 22:58:28 pm
Broken finger on my left hand! That's guitar playing out the window for a few weeks >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 16, 2015, 12:12:02 pm
the clangers..never liked them...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 16, 2015, 20:52:19 pm
Trump for president...jaysus
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 17, 2015, 16:12:45 pm
Watching a lady at some traffic lights today on her mobile whilst a baby (couldn't have been more than a few months old) was in a maxi cosi car seat on the passenger side - said baby was playing with what looked to be a small plastic bag which it was putting in its mouth.  fecked me right off.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 19, 2015, 10:18:38 am
Playing at a big outdoor charity event tomorrow and the weather forecast is shite.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on June 19, 2015, 19:42:52 pm
Hearing that a RUSH nut had his flight cancelled and is therefore missing the gig in TO......... Tragic!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on June 21, 2015, 10:20:10 am
Seemingly I'm the only member of our household who remembered it is Father's Day.
I know it's a load of hokey, but I'm a bit pissed off. Nice to feel valued. >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 21, 2015, 10:38:37 am
Quote from: JonL on June 21, 2015, 10:20:10 am
Seemingly I'm the only member of our household who remembered it is Father's Day.
I know it's a load of hokey, but I'm a bit pissed off. Nice to feel valued. >:(

Who are you again?  :P
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 21, 2015, 10:39:08 am
Spilt my cup of coffee twice this morning  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on June 21, 2015, 10:50:20 am
Quote from: pdw1 on June 21, 2015, 10:38:37 am
Who are you again?  :P

Someone who just ordered a couple of new big shiny discs from Burning Shed  to make myself feel better. ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 25, 2015, 12:39:37 pm
Jigsaws with bits missing...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 26, 2015, 23:54:03 pm
Florence and the machine.  fecking rubbish.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 27, 2015, 15:51:27 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 26, 2015, 23:54:03 pm
Florence and the machine.  fecking rubbish.


Totes.

Guess who's just been watching The Libertines' full set via BBC Player.  ::)

*looks to see if coast is clear*

Boring.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 27, 2015, 17:47:41 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 27, 2015, 15:51:27 pm
Totes.


People who say things like this >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 27, 2015, 19:49:34 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 27, 2015, 17:47:41 pm
People who say things like this >:(


Well, obvs!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 27, 2015, 20:41:06 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 27, 2015, 19:49:34 pm
Well, obvs!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need a drink...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 27, 2015, 23:07:17 pm
Kanye West's "performance" at Glastonbury
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 27, 2015, 23:12:39 pm
It's fecking atrocious, isn't it.  He's a tacky little fecker.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 27, 2015, 23:41:37 pm
Let's face it, Glasto is a Music Festival for people who don't like Music.
I mean, I'm having to watch bloody Suede...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on June 28, 2015, 00:16:00 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 27, 2015, 23:12:39 pm
It's fecking atrocious, isn't it.  He's a tacky little fecker.

I'm no fan, but I wanted him to be great to shut people up. Sadly, it was pretty bad.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 28, 2015, 01:11:36 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 27, 2015, 23:07:17 pm
Kanye West's "performance" at Glastonbury


You've got to admire Glasto - it somehow manages, year by year, to get more and more shite.

Rappers should be banned, for a start.  So should any "act" with dancers.  So should dance acts - some of their music might actually be good, but it doesn't translate to a live setting at all (hello, Clean Bandit and Years And Years).  DJs should be banned for obvious reasons - do you go to the cinema and watch the projectionist?  And Coldplay should be barred forever, just because.

Otherwise, the vast majority of bands that actually play stuff churn out tedious three-chord nursery rhymes while trying to not to look like they're enjoying it too much.  They're not engaging to the ear, nor their abilities impressive to the eye (Florence, Libertines, Vaccines, Maccabees, George "Pound Shop Johnny Cash" Ezra etc etc etc).  I saw Slaves, which was actually fairly enjoyable, but only because they're a hybrid of Royal Blood and Spinal Tap.

Glasto is shit.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 28, 2015, 11:08:17 am
Glasto isn't shit - it's the bands that are performing that are shit.

KW's performance was shockingly poor and ill-judged.  I find it incomprehensible how the press all seem to be falling over themselves with superlatives.  Such a shame that AC/DC weren't asked.  Even Angus made the most gentlest of overtures - implying that they would have played if asked.  I suppose with Foo Fighters as a headliner asking AC/DC might have been too much.   There won't be another opportunity and they would have killed Glastonbury.

Worst bill in living memory.  Everyone I've seen has been appalling - libertines, Florence, Kanye, Mavis staples, suede,  Motörhead, Paloma Faith (how the feck does she have a career?)

I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift (her music, anyway - she does seem a really nice human) but she should have been asked to play Sunday perhaps.  And more effort (and money) should have been made/offered to secure Fleetwood Mac.

One to forget, then.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 28, 2015, 11:46:33 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 28, 2015, 11:08:17 am
Glasto isn't shit - it's the bands that are performing that are shit.

KW's performance was shockingly poor and ill-judged.  I find it incomprehensible how the press all seem to be falling over themselves with superlatives.  Such a shame that AC/DC weren't asked.  Even Angus made the most gentlest of overtures - implying that they would have played if asked.  I suppose with Foo Fighters as a headliner asking AC/DC might have been too much.   There won't be another opportunity and they would have killed Glastonbury.

Worst bill in living memory.  Everyone I've seen has been appalling - libertines, Florence, Kanye, Mavis staples, suede,  Motörhead, Paloma Faith (how the feck does she have a career?)

I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift (her music, anyway - she does seem a really nice human) but she should have been asked to play Sunday perhaps.  And more effort (and money) should have been made/offered to secure Fleetwood Mac.

One to forget, then.


Taylor Swift put on one hell of a show last night in Hyde Park.  Love or hate her music, she knows how to work a huge audience.  I think Glasto needed her more than she needs it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 28, 2015, 12:33:38 pm
Yeah, definitely.  It must be a symptom of getting old that she is arguably the biggest popstar in the world right now and yet I couldn't hum or name one of her songs....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 28, 2015, 12:40:02 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 28, 2015, 12:33:38 pm
Yeah, definitely.  It must be a symptom of getting old that she is arguably the biggest popstar in the world right now and yet I couldn't hum or name one of her songs....

Fixed
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 28, 2015, 13:07:43 pm
This is how you headline a huge outdoor show

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/386/19043916100_b989f5921d.jpg)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 28, 2015, 13:29:26 pm
Is it just me, or have arena and stadium concert productions improved dramatically in the last 5 years...that looks good...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 28, 2015, 13:37:16 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 28, 2015, 11:08:17 am
Glasto isn't shit - it's the bands that are performing that are shit.


Yes, that's what I meant, I appreciate there's a lot more to it than the dross music.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on June 28, 2015, 15:39:34 pm
There is also a lot of good music. Depends what you want. I look at the download lineup each year and make a mental list of who I'd see if I was there. The list gets smaller every year.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 28, 2015, 21:02:27 pm
Quote from: JonL on June 28, 2015, 15:39:34 pm
There is also a lot of good music. Depends what you want. I look at the download lineup each year and make a mental list of who I'd see if I was there. The list gets smaller every year.

That is just a sign of growing old  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on June 28, 2015, 21:20:24 pm
Lionel Richie was fantastic until he spoilt himself by playing "We Are The fecking World" at the end...

Enjoyed Paul Weller's set...was looking forward to the Who, only to find out that its not being shown live  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 28, 2015, 21:45:33 pm
Quote from: JonL on June 28, 2015, 15:39:34 pm
There is also a lot of good music. Depends what you want. I look at the download lineup each year and make a mental list of who I'd see if I was there. The list gets smaller every year.


Quote from: pdw1 on June 28, 2015, 21:02:27 pm
That is just a sign of growing old  ;)


I do exactly the same every year and I'm only 27! Old before my time maybe....?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 28, 2015, 21:46:00 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on June 28, 2015, 21:02:27 pm
That is just a sign of growing old  ;)

It's also a sign that the Good Old Bands are dying out and the New Young Bands are shite :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 28, 2015, 22:45:33 pm
Chemical Brothers.....four minutes in, bored.  You need to be whizzing your tits off to enjoy this - believe me, I know.  And, by the way, what do they actually do?  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 28, 2015, 23:42:34 pm
Quote from: Bez on June 28, 2015, 21:20:24 pm
.was looking forward to the Who, only to find out that its not being shown live  :-\


I thought they just looked sad
and sounded pedestrian
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 29, 2015, 00:24:07 am
Really liked the Chemical Brothers.

FKA Twigs - who I've heard of but never actually heard - was brilliant...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 29, 2015, 07:57:37 am
I agree with Patrick.  Seemed a bit of a join-the-dots performance, though apparently Townsend wasn't happy with the sound.

I also watched U2's 2011 appearance, which also seemed phoned-in, but still waaaaay better than anything I saw this year.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on June 29, 2015, 08:02:48 am
Weller = dull and boring but I liked early Jam

The Who = one of the most over rated bands in the history of music. Never liked them.

Glastonbury = Wild horses couldn't drag me there.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on June 29, 2015, 10:32:28 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 29, 2015, 00:24:07 am
Really liked the Chemical Brothers.

FKA Twigs - who I've heard of but never actually heard - was brilliant...


Were you wizzing your tits off ?  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 29, 2015, 11:13:24 am
 ;D
I'd just drunk a bottle of iron Bru and had a packet of minstrels, so maybe it was a sugar rush...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 29, 2015, 11:39:29 am
irn bru mate...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on June 29, 2015, 13:23:43 pm
Watched the BBC coverage of The Who set and at times thought they were taking the piss it was so bad, guitars all over the place, vocals well, truly awful in places -  the worst I have ever heard Pinball Wizard played. They looked tired and pissed off - am guessing they need more than one night off as heard they played a blinder in Hyde Park Friday. Very disappointing......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 29, 2015, 14:05:29 pm
What was Daltrey doing with that guitar.. did that add anything to the opening few songs.. i don't think so...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on June 29, 2015, 18:46:41 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 28, 2015, 22:45:33 pm
Chemical Brothers.....four minutes in, bored.  You need to be whizzing your tits off to enjoy this - believe me, I know.  And, by the way, what do they actually do?  :-\

They were tremendous. Brought back many memories.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on June 29, 2015, 22:40:36 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on June 28, 2015, 23:42:34 pm
I thought they just looked sad
and sounded pedestrian


I have it recorded, but the reviews I've seen (including on here) have been mixed....I'm prepared to be disappointed...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 29, 2015, 23:34:19 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on June 29, 2015, 13:23:43 pmthe worst I have ever heard Pinball Wizard played.


Agreed totally.  Intro was botched and it lacked all the energy it's associated with throughout.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on June 30, 2015, 13:02:06 pm
My van halen prize arrived today. Total bollocks.
Slip mat, 12" windows sticker, coasters and a poster for the live album which admittedly will look pretty good framed.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on June 30, 2015, 15:43:12 pm
Quote from: JonL on June 30, 2015, 13:02:06 pm
My van halen prize arrived today. Total bollocks.
Slip mat, 12" windows sticker, coasters and a poster for the live album which admittedly will look pretty good framed.
But would you listen to it? ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on June 30, 2015, 18:30:21 pm
No. I'd sell the live album, but was hoping for the VH/1984 vinyl remasters. Oh well.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on July 01, 2015, 18:04:18 pm
Arse of a day. Firstly I have my car in for a service today and the wheezy 1.0d fiesta courtesy car has faulty aircon and it's only the hottest day of the year. Now to top it all I can't leave the office because there is a tailback all the way to my work carpark due to an accident on the M1 causing spillover traffic to block the exits from the industrial estate so i'm going exactly nowhere soon. Oh for a hoverbike.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 01, 2015, 20:47:29 pm
Tried watching Motorhead's Glasto performance - mind-boggingly bad, I lasted only 3 songs and put Suede on instead.  They were a lot better but they're very much a singles band and can't fill a long set with consistently great stuff.  Solid performance, though.  Ditto for Jamie T.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 01, 2015, 21:31:00 pm
Jamie T is wank.  Like a really really really bad Arctic Monkeys.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on July 01, 2015, 21:38:50 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 01, 2015, 21:31:00 pm
Jamie T is wank.  Like a really really really bad Arctic Monkeys.

Love Man's Machine don't really know his other stuff.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 01, 2015, 21:55:47 pm
Didn't someone once write a book called "Why not Eat Insects"?

Well after swallowing a ston'an'afe of them whilst out cycling tonight I can tell you why: THEY TASTE BLOODY AWFUL!!!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 01, 2015, 23:55:28 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 01, 2015, 21:31:00 pm
Jamie T is wank.  Like a really really really bad Arctic Monkeys.


You've got that precisely the wrong way round.  :P

Jamie T is one of the elite few who have a measure of "crossover appeal" in our household.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 02, 2015, 15:15:39 pm
Saw him in Feb.  Wank.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 03, 2015, 00:10:15 am
Keighley Council cancelling the Aire Do festival! Great little event that was hugely beneficial to the local economy, and my band was due to play there.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on July 03, 2015, 07:14:48 am
'Officially' sanctioned minute of hand-wringing for Tunisian disaster.............idiot politicians.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 03, 2015, 08:58:28 am
the inevitable letter from SKy about early  cancellation charges which I was told wouldn't happen.. shouty phone call to them later then...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 03, 2015, 10:28:49 am
Quote from: DavidL on July 03, 2015, 07:14:48 am
'Officially' sanctioned minute of hand-wringing for Tunisian disaster.............idiot politicians.


Nothing wrong with a national mark of respect, but yes, many politicians have been predictably and hopelessly muddle-headed about the ongoing situation.  For instance, Cameron, Boris, Zac Goldsmith, Caroline Lucas et al trying to dictate to the BBC how they should refer to the group named "Islamic State".  Apparently, they shouldn't use "Islamic State", which is what they're actually called, they should use something else, like "ISIL" or "Daesh"; both of which, erm, mean exactly the same thing as "Islamic State".  Even The Thick Of It would struggle to satirise this shower sometimes.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on July 03, 2015, 10:34:59 am
In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter, but when the bodies came into Brise Norton, why were they afforded full military honors/guard/whatever its called. I know the Air Force flew them in, but no one gets full military apart from military.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on July 03, 2015, 11:51:16 am
Quote from: Jonners on July 03, 2015, 10:34:59 am
In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter, but when the bodies came into Brise Norton, why were they afforded full military honors/guard/whatever its called. I know the Air Force flew them in, but no one gets full military apart from military.

Thoughts?


I thought it was done with dignity and respect....there were military personnel unloading the coffins, but not much else on my tv screen... :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on July 03, 2015, 12:18:30 pm
Quote from: Bez on July 03, 2015, 11:51:16 am
I thought it was done with dignity and respect....there were military personnel unloading the coffins, but not much else on my tv screen... :-\


I agree, just a couple of my military pals mentioned it, not in a bitchy/moany sort of way, but apparently it simply does not happen normally.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on July 03, 2015, 14:05:50 pm
Quote from: Jonners on July 03, 2015, 10:34:59 am
In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter, but when the bodies came into Brise Norton, why were they afforded full military honors/guard/whatever its called. I know the Air Force flew them in, but no one gets full military apart from military.

Thoughts?
To my mind this is all part of the process of the government (and previous governments)  attempting to assuage some of the guilt they feel for the terrible mess they've helped to create with their ridiculous foreign (and domestic) policy errors over the last 20 years. They realise that they are partly to blame for making the world a more dangerous place for UK citizens so they are attempting to treat the poor victims as heroes that perished in the fight against Islamic extremism.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 05, 2015, 20:51:23 pm
Updating my Itunes and it's corrupted my music library >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on July 05, 2015, 22:34:12 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on July 05, 2015, 20:51:23 pm
Updating my Itunes and it's corrupted my music library >:(


Too many stories of that....I'm running 2 - 3 versions behind... :-\

Which version were you going from Richard ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 06, 2015, 22:38:48 pm
I was updating to 12.2.

To make matters worse, when trying to revert back to an older version I managed to download a feck ton if malware and viruses which has completed fecked over my laptop. Currently trying to salvage what I can before doing a full system restore
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 06, 2015, 22:41:22 pm
Try media monkey
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on July 06, 2015, 22:41:52 pm
Ouch
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 07, 2015, 09:19:39 am
Quote from: Fishy on July 03, 2015, 08:58:28 am
the inevitable letter from SKy about early  cancellation charges which I was told wouldn't happen.. shouty phone call to them later then...


a nice little web chat with some sky rep last night..confirming that i shouldn't have any cancellation charges for broadband or sky talkdue to their inability to sort out the speed issue and apologising for the paperwork not being stopped...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 07, 2015, 19:19:49 pm
tennis..miss fecking azarenka.. shut the feck up ffs !
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 07, 2015, 20:36:28 pm
oh and Sharpaova can feck right off and all... stupid grunting noises.. do something about it umpire ffs !
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 09, 2015, 11:25:16 am
Missing a bastard turn off on the solo drive back from the Fleetwood Mac gig last night which turned a 2.5 hour drive into a 4 hour one.

Also, people fecking chatting continuously throughout the gig and - a new one this - a constant stream of people walking to the stage during the gig to take selfies.  Wtf?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 09, 2015, 11:50:09 am
Fleetwood Mac are at Dublin 3Arena tomorrow night.  It's sold out, so can't attend.

The Libertines are at Dublin 3Arena tonight.  And I've got to attend. :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on July 09, 2015, 12:35:34 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 09, 2015, 11:25:16 am
Missing a bastard turn off on the solo drive back from the Fleetwood Mac gig last night which turned a 2.5 hour drive into a 4 hour one.

Also, people fecking chatting continuously throughout the gig and - a new one this - a constant stream of people walking to the stage during the gig to take selfies.  Wtf?


Ouch! That's a Hell of a detour.

The talking thing drives me nuts and if the selfie thing becomes an issue, venues may stamp down on it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 09, 2015, 15:54:22 pm
Sharapova making the ladies semi unlistenable due to her fecking  stupid noises...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 09, 2015, 21:52:51 pm
Out on my evening cycle ride today, I incurred the wrath of one of the local horsey community.

As I approached an uphill right hand bend, I saw the car in front of me slow, so I slowed in readiness - not hard - and as I rounded the bend I saw a woman riding a horse on the pavement. So, I slowed further and pulled out to the centre of the road and as I drew level tomorrow's glue went mad, shooting out into the road sparks flying from its hooves. The rider went mad at me "DO YOU WANT TO GET EFFIN WELL KILLED, CREEPING UP SILENTLY, SHOUT OUT A WARNING!" Yeah right and what would have happened then?

READ THE HIGHWAY CODE BITCH, HORSES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON PAVEMENTS OR FOOTWAYS >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on July 10, 2015, 18:01:03 pm
Saw 3 people on push bikes thus evening, all 3 of them went straight through red lights. Bet they'll be whinging if someone ploughs into them. Pricks.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on July 10, 2015, 21:31:29 pm
Quote from: JonL on July 10, 2015, 18:01:03 pm
Saw 3 people on push bikes thus evening, all 3 of them went straight through red lights. Bet they'll be whinging if someone ploughs into them. Pricks.


Amsterdams great!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2015, 21:41:47 pm
Quote from: JonL on July 10, 2015, 18:01:03 pm
Saw 3 people on push bikes thus evening, all 3 of them went straight through red lights. Bet they'll be whinging if someone ploughs into them. Pricks.

Bet they all had helmet cams on to show up bad car driving, oblivious to their own failings...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on July 10, 2015, 22:29:25 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2015, 21:41:47 pm
Bet they all had helmet cams on to show up bad car driving, oblivious to their own failings...

actually, 2 did, one wore no protection at all
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2015, 23:47:24 pm
Quote from: JonL on July 10, 2015, 22:29:25 pm
actually, 2 did, one wore no protection at all

In this day and age you should always wear protection...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 11, 2015, 21:39:50 pm
An email that has had me absolutely fecking fuming.  I'm livid.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 11, 2015, 22:06:41 pm
Numpties who make stupid, childish noises on take-off and applaud perfectly smooth landings.

EDIT:  Apparently some tool on our flight was, um, welcomed at LBA by men in uniforms after drunkenly verbally abusing a stewardess.  Very probably the same guy.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on July 14, 2015, 12:57:23 pm
Having to attend a speed awareness course........... ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on July 14, 2015, 15:43:55 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on July 14, 2015, 12:57:23 pm
Having to attend a speed awareness course........... ::)


Cant do the time? ..............
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on July 16, 2015, 08:26:21 am
Quote from: Jonners on July 14, 2015, 15:43:55 pm
Cant do the time? ..............

It's a fair cop as they say, more annoyed I didn't see the cop with the camera.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on July 19, 2015, 23:11:53 pm
Social gatherings. I'm just not comfortable at these sorts of things. I'd rather show my face for half an hour then split. I love our neighbours, but I'd rather have stayed on my side of the fence and stood on the table to lean over and chat.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 20, 2015, 21:56:48 pm
Leftfield playing Newcastle in October - last night of the tour and it's a Saturday.

Checked the calendar in the kitchen and I'm fecking well seeing snow bastard white with the kids, for fecks sake.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on July 20, 2015, 22:00:32 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 20, 2015, 21:56:48 pm
Leftfield playing Newcastle in October - last night of the tour and it's a Saturday.

Checked the calendar in the kitchen and I'm fecking well seeing snow bastard white with the kids, for fecks sake.


Ooh, ooh. Their  Mayfair gig with the first album is one of my favourite gigs.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 20, 2015, 22:21:08 pm
Snow White should be finished by 9, mind...

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on July 21, 2015, 10:35:05 am
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/metropolitan-police-new-police-constables-6104491

Not great, strange list of languages, and fecking annoying!

As of yesterday, your 18 yr old son/daughter, who had dreamed of becoming a copper, will now have to apply to other forces
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 21, 2015, 19:55:49 pm
Dangerous fecktards who have undertake on the roads
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 24, 2015, 14:44:03 pm
Funny how sky advisors don't want to web chat when you want to cancel something... c***s...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 24, 2015, 15:09:38 pm
Watching a VH show from the Balance tour which was broadcast (I think) live on MTV at the time - hence the vision mixing is appalling, frequently cutting away from EVH at crucial moments, which reaches an utterly incomparable nadir in Dreams when it cuts away to Sammy doing absolutely nothing exactly at the moment of what would have been an Eddie money shot.  Unbelievable.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on July 24, 2015, 15:54:42 pm
Quote from: Fishy on July 24, 2015, 14:44:03 pm
Funny how sky advisors don't want to web chat when you want to cancel something... c***s...

you can cancel online now in your account details. I cancelled the movies that way.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 24, 2015, 16:01:05 pm
Quote from: JonL on July 24, 2015, 15:54:42 pm
you can cancel online now in your account details. I cancelled the movies that way.

yeah i dumped the sports online but i want to ditch the multiroom...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on July 24, 2015, 16:35:43 pm
The bloody speaker of the House of Commons.

What an utter bell end
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 24, 2015, 21:42:26 pm
c***s driving round with their high intensity rear fog lights on. Especially when they take the wrong lane on a roundabout and then pull in front of me.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 29, 2015, 18:09:36 pm
Boss now demanding I ask his permission before going for lunch.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 30, 2015, 15:15:19 pm
A complete inability to stay cool, calm and collected when dealing with c***s.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 31, 2015, 13:59:57 pm
Full of a bastard cold!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 01, 2015, 13:40:21 pm
Little bastard over the road has had one of those things on his exhaust that make his car sound like a tank. He'll be walking on very thin ice if heever wakes me or my 2 lads up with it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 02, 2015, 19:50:09 pm
The missus ain't talking to me. Just because I went to town for a catch up with a very good friend last night, and got home at 12-20pm today.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 02, 2015, 20:02:17 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 02, 2015, 19:50:09 pm
The missus ain't talking to me. Just because I went to town for a catch up with a very good friend last night, and got home at 12-20pm today.


What was her name....?  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on August 03, 2015, 03:30:36 am
you stayed out til this afternoon mate?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 03, 2015, 16:11:23 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 02, 2015, 20:02:17 pm
What was her name....?  ::)


I wish mate!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 03, 2015, 16:14:25 pm
Quote from: NeilP on August 03, 2015, 03:30:36 am
you stayed out til this afternoon mate?


Nah, we stayed out til 3am mate, and I slept on his sofa. He was going to give me a lift home in the morning, but was rough and spent most of the early hours on the bathroom floor. I booked a taxi home at midday.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 03, 2015, 19:03:23 pm
BT
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 03, 2015, 19:44:47 pm
Quote from: Fishy on August 03, 2015, 19:03:23 pm
BT


No better than Sky ?

They're all c***s
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 03, 2015, 20:15:07 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 03, 2015, 19:44:47 pm
No better than Sky ?

They're all c***s


Feel as if i've talked to half of the Indian sub continent the last couple of weeks.....long story short.. still not getting expected speeds but higher than Sky.. eventually told that my line speed won't get above 25 Mb down ..ok fine but i'm paying for 28-26 so youcan compensate me please... so further reduced my bill..but what i still can't understand is when fibre was connected initially (with Sky)  i was getting over 33Mb... surely it just can't be that more and more people are taking up the fibre service... all line checks are showing good...  very odd.. anyway only a year contract so we'll see how it goes...
Have to say the last lady i spoke to from Geordieland was very helpful....  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 03, 2015, 21:10:14 pm
Quote from: Fishy on August 03, 2015, 20:15:07 pm
Feel as if i've talked to half of the Indian sub continent the last couple of weeks.....long story short.. still not getting expected speeds but higher than Sky.. eventually told that my line speed won't get above 25 Mb down ..ok fine but i'm paying for 28-26 so youcan compensate me please... so further reduced my bill..but what i still can't understand is when fibre was connected initially (with Sky)  i was getting over 33Mb... surely it just can't be that more and more people are taking up the fibre service... all line checks are showing good...  very odd.. anyway only a year contract so we'll see how it goes...
Have to say the last lady i spoke to from Geordieland was very helpful....  :)


You might find that when Sky first connected the fibre it was set to a faster, but less stable profile and its auto-corrected down to a stable one....how long did you get 33meg for ? 3 - 4 weeks?

do a quick Google search for "samknows" all sorts of useful DSL stuff on there...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 03, 2015, 21:54:31 pm
Was getting 33 for at least 6 - 9months..really only since start of the year did I notice it was continually dropping... Have checked line speeds against neighbour postcodes/addresses and they vary in both exchanges they go back to and speeds ranging from 30- 40 to 60 download..had an open reach engineer in the house when I was with sky and he could find no fault and could only get 25 after resetting...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on August 03, 2015, 23:28:47 pm
fecked up shoulder.
Losing a tooth on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 05, 2015, 11:43:15 am
feck me, it's dead on here  :-\.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 07, 2015, 21:46:11 pm
Bloody Soccer season bloody starts again tobloodymorrow >:( Does it ever bloody end these bloody days?
Wake up sheeple, other sports are available!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 07, 2015, 22:09:06 pm
Sarah Millican
Whenever she's on the goggle I can't stop punching myself in the face.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 07, 2015, 23:24:43 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 07, 2015, 21:46:11 pm
Bloody Soccer season bloody starts again tobloodymorrow >:( Does it ever bloody end these bloody days?
Wake up sheeple, other sports are available!!!!


You'd like football if the Spireites were any bloody good.  :P
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 07, 2015, 23:27:27 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 07, 2015, 22:09:06 pm
Sarah Millican
Whenever she's on the goggle I can't stop punching myself in the face.


She's the Paloma Faith of comedy.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 07, 2015, 23:36:49 pm
Both have nails down the blackboard voices, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 07, 2015, 23:39:16 pm
Correct, and they're both terrible on stage from what I've seen.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 07, 2015, 23:49:37 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 07, 2015, 23:24:43 pm
You'd like football if the Spireites were any bloody good.  :P

I don't mind soccer ball, it's just the sheer bloody ubiquitousness of it, as if it's all that bloody matters.

I gave up on the Spireites in  1968...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 08, 2015, 00:17:39 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 07, 2015, 23:49:37 pm
I don't mind soccer ball, it's just the sheer bloody ubiquitousness of it, as if it's all that bloody matters


I see what you mean.  I blame Murdoch.  :-\

And what about those saddoes who think nothing of 400-mile round trips to watch non-league sides?  Mentalists.  :o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 08, 2015, 09:45:26 am
My week off has flown by. Tomorrow is the first of 14 consecutive 6am -6pm shifts  :-\.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 08, 2015, 11:54:46 am
Got caught speeding
Not sure if it was the wife or I (I use 3 different vehicles on a weekly basis, the Wife 2)
Wrote to the police confirming the same
Picture looks like the driver is someone who has been on the wrong end of a guillotine.
Wrote to the police saying you cannot decipher anything from picture.
Police write back telling me to expect a summons imminently
I go to magistrates court and suggest it would be wrong to potentially perjure myself
Public funds wasted
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 08, 2015, 18:16:55 pm
The Shaymen's appalling defending this afternoon.

Just get me home (after these couple of pints).

Yours,
Glum in London :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 09, 2015, 18:26:23 pm
Arrived home from a nice weekend away to find notification from credit card company that I failed to pay last month's minimum payment - "you are in breach of T &Cs, may affect your credit rating etc etc..."
All because Avis car hire added a spurious charge of £9.11 (which they failed to explain) and whilst waiting for them to credit my cc account I forgot to pay the min. amount. Wouldn't be quite so angry with myself but never fail to pay account in full every month.
Avis refunded £9.86 (due to currency rate) on 15th July apparently (which did not show on account when I looked on-line over a week ago) but  late payment fee has cost me £12!
I've now got a grovelling phone call to PO credit card cust service to look forward to tomorrow.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on August 10, 2015, 09:46:49 am
Quote from: DavidL on August 09, 2015, 18:26:23 pm
Arrived home from a nice weekend away to find notification from credit card company that I failed to pay last month's minimum payment - "you are in breach of T &Cs, may affect your credit rating etc etc..."
All because Avis car hire added a spurious charge of £9.11 (which they failed to explain) and whilst waiting for them to credit my cc account I forgot to pay the min. amount. Wouldn't be quite so angry with myself but never fail to pay account in full every month.
Avis refunded £9.86 (due to currency rate) on 15th July apparently (which did not show on account when I looked on-line over a week ago) but  late payment fee has cost me £12!
I've now got a grovelling phone call to PO credit card cust service to look forward to tomorrow.  >:(


I have a DDM for the minimum amount of my credit card - that way I never get caught out for forgetting to pay the minimum. Like you I always (well nearly) pay off my balance in full each month but on the odd occasion when you forget you've got it covered by the DDM. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 10, 2015, 11:41:52 am
Quote from: Red Star on August 10, 2015, 09:46:49 am
I have a DDM for the minimum amount of my credit card - that way I never get caught out for forgetting to pay the minimum. Like you I always (well nearly) pay off my balance in full each month but on the odd occasion when you forget you've got it covered by the DDM. :)
v.wise. I have this set up on my everyday cc but not on this one as it is only used occasionally for holiday spending. I've learnt a lesson!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on August 10, 2015, 14:16:26 pm
I was going to do the same but they seem to take the DD much earlier than the due date on the payment, bankers!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 10, 2015, 19:49:53 pm
Quote from: Nick on August 10, 2015, 14:16:26 pm
I was going to do the same but they seem to take the DD much earlier than the due date on the payment, bankers!
That doesn't surprise me in the least. I always pay off my full balance within days of receiving my statement.
I called the Post Office today and got no sympathy whatsoever from customer services. They maintain that they can do nothing with regard to the implication for my unblemished credit rating - their advice? "call Experian", which, of course is a credit check facility that you have to pay for (after the free 30 day trial)
Arseholes!  >:(
I could ream Avis a new one too  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on August 14, 2015, 20:44:38 pm
Home Sweet Home
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on August 15, 2015, 22:07:00 pm
Coming back home from a holiday in Exeter I really didn't want to end
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 16, 2015, 11:02:56 am
fecking macerator is fecking fecked in the loft and there's a constant fecking leaking from the back of the bastard fecking toilet.

Water turned off at the fecking mains.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 16, 2015, 11:20:08 am
oncall..it fecking well fecking sucks at the fecking best of times but this fecking week has been fecking shit.... dealing with fecking knob end fecking users.. who shouldn't be fecking well fecking phoning me in the fecking first fecking place.. i don't give a fecking feck whether you've fecking well orgoftten you're fecking password..fecking well fecking remember it then you fecking moron .. so get to feck..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on August 16, 2015, 13:20:09 pm
Losing my fecking keys!

**update** found them, down the back of some drawers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on August 16, 2015, 15:52:42 pm
Put about 100 cds on Freecycle up for grabs. Had quite a few interested, but I always go for the first person who responds.
I make it clear, DO NOT RESPOND OF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO COLLECT.

This person was keen to collect, didn't turn up, and has dropped off the face of the earth. Twat.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 17, 2015, 16:17:19 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 16, 2015, 11:02:56 am
fecking macerator is fecking fecked in the loft and there's a constant fecking leaking from the back of the bastard fecking toilet.

Water turned off at the fecking mains.

Update

Plumber and labourer spend all day scooping out, er, 'funk' with a mug only to find the macerator isn't blocked, it's just had its life and needs replaced.   ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 18, 2015, 04:57:44 am
Quote from: Fishy on August 16, 2015, 11:20:08 am
oncall..it fecking well fecking sucks at the fecking best of times but this fecking week has been fecking shit.... dealing with fecking knob end fecking users.. who shouldn't be fecking well fecking phoning me in the fecking first fecking place.. i don't give a fecking feck whether you've fecking well orgoftten you're fecking password..fecking well fecking remember it then you fecking moron .. so get to feck..


update..more pissant calls from c***s...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: August27 on August 18, 2015, 15:00:54 pm
Back at work after my first holiday with my kids since my operation in 2008.

I mean, I love my job but the weeks & months stretching out in front of me before I'll have saved enough money to take them away again is a pretty bleak view.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on August 19, 2015, 17:49:57 pm
Hearing some fecking awful, insipid version of Chaka Khan's stonkingly brilliant Ain't Nobody.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on August 19, 2015, 19:05:04 pm
Pretty certain I've been targeted by someone as I've been storing two company vans and I came down to find one has had the wing mirrors ripped off, and the other is completely drained of power.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 19, 2015, 22:39:33 pm
Solicitors  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on August 22, 2015, 10:40:39 am
My former employers, who failed to tell HMRC I no longer work for them - leading to my tax code changing as the government now think I have two jobs. £1500 more tax deducted from my wages than usual. Phone HMRC - sit on hold for 76 minutes. Yes, that says 76 minutes.

To be fair, when I finally got through the guy at HMRC was helpful and knowledgeable and sorted things out in 5 minutes. But it means I'm £1500 lighter of pocket this month, and even though I will get that money back at a future date this month is gonna suck.

And that 76 minute thing. For feck's sake.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 22, 2015, 23:42:55 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on August 22, 2015, 10:40:39 am
My former employers, who failed to tell HMRC I no longer work for them - leading to my tax code changing as the government now think I have two jobs. £1500 more tax deducted from my wages than usual. Phone HMRC - sit on hold for 76 minutes. Yes, that says 76 minutes.

Only 76 minutes?

QuoteTo be fair, when I finally got through the guy at HMRC was helpful and knowledgeable and sorted things out in 5 minutes. But it means I'm £1500 lighter of pocket this month, and even though I will get that money back at a future date this month is gonna suck.


AND you got someone helpful and knowledgeable?

This should be a simple pleasure man!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on August 25, 2015, 00:15:26 am
The roundabouts and roadworks in Milton Keynes
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 25, 2015, 17:30:06 pm
Mate bailed on seeing Frankie Boyle tonight, so ended up having to give the tickets to the missus who is going with one of the other school mums.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 25, 2015, 19:04:08 pm
Nightmare journey to Jockoland!
Train delayed an hour at Chesterfield due to broken down train, then been to Newcastle and back due to a fatality on the line. Is it the SNP trying to stop me getting in?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 26, 2015, 08:37:25 am
Interview on local radio with my new MP about her opposition to magistrates courts closures.  She got destroyed, sounded horribly out of her depth and has that deeply annoying fashionable habit of starting almost every sentence with "So..."

Embarrassing.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on August 26, 2015, 09:12:47 am
Linked to Pleasure of the day as well, but why the courier needed to call our land line at 6am this morning to see if we would be in later in the day to take a delivery is beyond me. Decent customer care, but still a little early................

HE IS DELIVERING MY NEW BIKE THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



YYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 26, 2015, 14:04:42 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 26, 2015, 08:37:25 am
She got destroyed, sounded horribly out of her depth and has that deeply annoying fashionable habit of starting almost every sentence with "So..."


I guess she's not Labour, at least not a Blairite, otherwise she would have the annoying habit of starting every sentence with "Look,..........
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 26, 2015, 14:15:40 pm
Quote from: DavidL on August 26, 2015, 14:04:42 pm
I guess she's not Labour, at least not a Blairite, otherwise she would have the annoying habit of starting every sentence with "Look,..........


She is Labour, parachuted into candidacy at the last general election in shambolic circumstances, and won with a marginal majority.  That's still rankles as well.  :-\  And I haven't a clue who she's backing for her new leader, because apparently she hasn't either.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 26, 2015, 15:40:51 pm
c***s who put  annual leave dates in their email signatures..feck off...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on August 31, 2015, 17:00:08 pm
" Engine Fault! Workshop! "

Turbo actuator, apparently...

See you Wed, don't forget the credit card, sir!  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on September 03, 2015, 16:33:53 pm
The current state of my house. Having some major conversion work done, and the end result will be stunning, but the next 6 weeks will be Hell if the last 3 days is anything to go by.
The cats see the van and take off for the day, dust everywhere, despite loads of dust sheets, the entire kitchen/garage in the dining room/conservatory. 
The house looks like the inside of one of my kids at school.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 04, 2015, 10:41:31 am
first day back at work after having 2 epididymal cycts removed from my bollocks!

Fecking hurts. Like someone has taken a knife to my bollocks oddly enough
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on September 04, 2015, 13:14:31 pm
Quote from: Jonners on September 04, 2015, 10:41:31 am
first day back at work after having 2 epididymal cycts removed from my bollocks!
Fecking hurts. Like someone has taken a knife to my bollocks oddly enough


Double ouch! Had one of those removed too about 15 years ago. The keyhole surgery scar still twinges and surprises me once in a while if I sit down less than carefully.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 04, 2015, 13:43:41 pm
Well, hopefully when my dutch crackers get smaller than a cantelope melon, I may be able to sit down!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 07, 2015, 10:37:34 am
Into the " this time next week we'll be back home" phase and tomorrow into the more depressing "next week back at work" stage
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 07, 2015, 13:00:06 pm
People who wiggle their mobiles around thinking it'll improve reception...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 07, 2015, 18:02:44 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 07, 2015, 13:00:06 pm
People who wiggle their mobiles around thinking it'll improve reception...

At least its only their mobile................... :-X
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 08, 2015, 10:11:02 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 07, 2015, 13:00:06 pm
People who wiggle their mobiles around thinking it'll improve reception...


People who walk head down while texting

Mainly women I have found, and it takes every ounce of decorum in my body not to walk straight into them while doing it. Definitely would if it was a bloke
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 08, 2015, 10:23:32 am
Calderdale Council's genius planning of road works and temporary traffic lights in Sowerby Bridge coinciding with the beginning of the school year.  Absolute carnage, gridlock and commuting times tripled.  Well played, you f#cking imbeciles.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 08, 2015, 10:24:52 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 08, 2015, 10:23:32 am
Calderdale Council's genius planning of road works and temporary traffic lights in Sowerby Bridge coinciding with the beginning of the school year.  Absolute carnage, gridlock and commuting times tripled.  Well played, you f#cking imbeciles.  >:(

Exact same thing happening here.  Beggars belief.  Absolute fecking idiots.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 08, 2015, 10:26:50 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 08, 2015, 10:24:52 am
Exact same thing happening here.  Beggars belief.  Absolute fecking idiots.


Exactly.  And don't they know some important folk are trying to make a multi-award winning drama in the area?

Unbelievable.  ::)

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 08, 2015, 12:46:06 pm
Quote from: Jonners on September 08, 2015, 10:11:02 am
People who walk head down while texting

Mainly women I have found, and it takes every ounce of decorum in my body not to walk straight into them while doing it. Definitely would if it was a bloke


Agree100%
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 08, 2015, 13:58:15 pm
Sam Smith doing the bond theme.  Willl remember to Q-tip my lugs beforehand, because my fingers will be jammed into them when he starts his nasally fecking whine.

Seems a nice bloke though, etc, etc.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 08, 2015, 14:07:50 pm
making the fatal mistake of not naming the song after the film

Anyone remember the tune from Quantum of Solace, or On her Majesty's secret service etc?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: August27 on September 08, 2015, 14:08:43 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 08, 2015, 13:58:15 pm
Sam Smith doing the bond theme.  Willl remember to Q-tip my lugs beforehand, because my fingers will be jammed into them when he starts his nasally fecking whine.

Seems a nice bloke though, etc, etc.


I'm with you there. A truly irritating voice.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 10, 2015, 10:34:11 am
Recently registered with my local surgery.  Have discovered to my surprise and alarm and annoyance that the admin staff are quite breathtakingly inept.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 10, 2015, 10:42:57 am
Quote from: Jonners on September 04, 2015, 10:41:31 am
first day back at work after having 2 epididymal cycts removed from my bollocks!

Fecking hurts. Like someone has taken a knife to my bollocks oddly enough


Well, the pain has almost gone, bar the stitches pulling a bit, however its fair to say I have a mild case of elephantiasis of the plums at the moment, similar to this.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjtJZIiks7Y

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 10, 2015, 11:46:48 am
fecking rain again....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 10, 2015, 11:52:10 am
Quote from: Fishy on September 10, 2015, 11:46:48 am
fecking rain again....

Sun shining through here...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 10, 2015, 12:01:33 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on September 10, 2015, 11:52:10 am
Sun shining through here...

feck..well it's pissing down here in pollensa..very warm tho...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on September 14, 2015, 07:10:01 am
Rubbish night's sleep. 4 hours of hard training yesterday left my body aching and my stomach in knots. Why the Hell do I do it?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 15, 2015, 09:07:55 am
back @ work = shit
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 15, 2015, 09:12:35 am
plum pain
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 21, 2015, 20:13:51 pm
'Have you got a spare cigarette?'

'No.  feck off'
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on September 21, 2015, 22:47:02 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 21, 2015, 20:13:51 pm
'Have you got a spare cigarette?'

'No.  feck off'


Sorry mate. Only asked cos your wife was on the phone.......

;) ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 24, 2015, 21:36:19 pm
Paloma Faith's godawful strangled cat vocals at the start of the Rugby Union World Cup ad breaks.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on September 24, 2015, 22:13:19 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 24, 2015, 21:36:19 pm
Paloma Faith's godawful strangled cat vocals at the start of the Rugby Union World Cup ad breaks.

So that's who it is.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 24, 2015, 23:13:33 pm
It is awful isnt it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 25, 2015, 18:53:00 pm
That fecking awful new James Bond song by Sam Smith
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on September 27, 2015, 15:16:14 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 24, 2015, 21:36:19 pm
Paloma Faith's godawful strangled cat vocals at the start of the Rugby Union World Cup ad breaks.


Apparently a petition has been started by rugby fans to try and get ITV to stop playing it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on September 27, 2015, 16:26:14 pm
Lost my bastard phone. Been a week now. It's somewhere in our building site/storage unit of a house, depending on which room you're in.
fecking annoying.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 30, 2015, 20:34:43 pm
David Cameron rewards Jamaica for exporting crime to the UK - nice one Dave.
>:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on October 01, 2015, 10:30:24 am
Quote from: DavidL on September 30, 2015, 20:34:43 pm
David Cameron rewards Jamaica for exporting crime to the UK - nice one Dave.
>:(


The UK used to do a fair bit of that  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 01, 2015, 21:46:50 pm
Quote from: döm on October 01, 2015, 10:30:24 am
The UK used to do a fair bit of that  ;)

What? Rewarded itself for exporting crime to the UK from the UK?  ???
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 02, 2015, 19:03:51 pm
Carpe Diem in Leeds has closed. Yet another rock music and live band venue gone!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 02, 2015, 21:34:48 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on October 02, 2015, 19:03:51 pm
Carpe Diem in Leeds has closed. Yet another rock music and live band venue gone!


Yes, another travesty!  Legendary bar, cheap ale, always busy, always started our Leeds nights out there...The Cockpit goes and now this....gutted. :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on October 02, 2015, 22:15:40 pm
Trillions in Newcastle has had  a rocky few years. Closed twice in the last year or so. Hopefully the current occupants can keep it going.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 03, 2015, 23:26:26 pm
What authority does the US have now to accuse Russia of hitting the 'wrong' targets in Syria? Another huge screw-up by the world's most sophisticated military power   >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 03, 2015, 23:43:06 pm
Quote from: DavidL on October 03, 2015, 23:26:26 pm
What authority does the US have now to accuse Russia of hitting the 'wrong' targets in Syria? Another huge screw-up by the world's most sophisticated military power   >:(

Errrr, none?
Good of the US Air force to take out a Hospital in Afghanistan though.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 04, 2015, 00:28:22 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 03, 2015, 23:43:06 pm
Errrr, none?
Good of the US Air force to take out a Hospital in Afghanistan though.
I was alluding to that very event  ;)
Gung-ho idiots - plus ca change.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 04, 2015, 02:04:50 am
Well today at work did nothing but confirm why I hate dance music so much. A 60 year old German bloke called Manuel Göttsching "performed" his song E2 -E4 - ie; pressed play on a laptop and all it did was play the same 8 note bass line on a loop for a whole hour!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on October 04, 2015, 09:26:43 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on October 04, 2015, 02:04:50 am
Well today at work did nothing but confirm why I hate dance music so much. A 60 year old German bloke called Manuel Göttsching "performed" his song E2 -E4 - ie; pressed play on a laptop and all it did was play the same 8 note bass line on a loop for a whole hour!

Johnny Ramone played the same 3 chords  for 20 years!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 04, 2015, 10:19:46 am
Quote from: DavidL on October 04, 2015, 00:28:22 am
I was alluding to that very event  ;)
Gung-ho idiots - plus ca change.......

Thought you might be I was going to go into a long diatribe about hypocrisy, but then thought that might be a bit rich coming from me...

GOD DAMN AMERICA, its second amendment and American exceptionalism.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 04, 2015, 21:35:03 pm
That fecking petty illness cancer has just taken the life of one of my best friend's mum.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on October 04, 2015, 23:12:53 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 01, 2015, 21:46:50 pm
What? Rewarded itself for exporting crime to the UK from the UK?  ???


No ! Export criminals to far flung corners of the planet - and you knew what I meat  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 05, 2015, 07:09:08 am
Quote from: döm on October 04, 2015, 23:12:53 pm
No ! Export criminals to far flung corners of the planet - and you knew what I meat  ;)
Not comparable. The UK exported convicted criminals not criminality.  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on October 05, 2015, 09:40:54 am
Quote from: DavidL on October 05, 2015, 07:09:08 am
Not comparable. The UK exported convicted criminals not criminality.  ;)


Think you'll find the 2 are very closely related
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 05, 2015, 10:16:42 am
Quote from: döm on October 05, 2015, 09:40:54 am
Think you'll find the 2 are very closely related
Perhaps you find it difficult to see the difference between someone commiting crime in their own country and committing a crime in a country in which they are a guest.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on October 05, 2015, 10:20:28 am
Quote from: DavidL on October 05, 2015, 10:16:42 am
Perhaps you find it difficult to see the difference between someone commiting crime in their own country and committing a crime in a country in which they are a guest.


No but chances are if you export a criminal,  you are also exporting his trade. (love the patronising tone by the way - you're very good at that)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 05, 2015, 12:26:52 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on October 04, 2015, 21:35:03 pm
That fecking petty illness cancer has just taken the life of one of my best friend's mum.

Sorry to hear this.
Puts my problems in perspective: I've gone down with flu (and no it isnt just man flu)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on October 05, 2015, 14:52:56 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 05, 2015, 12:26:52 pm
Sorry to hear this.
Puts my problems in perspective: I've gone down with flu (and no it isnt just man flu)


Agreed. I was about to have a whinge about having a stinker of a cold. Perspective is everything.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 05, 2015, 16:56:16 pm
Quote from: döm on October 05, 2015, 10:20:28 am
love the patronising tone by the way - you're very good at that
Thanks - I'm glad it floats your boat!

(sarcasm is a speciality too)
;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 05, 2015, 17:16:50 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on October 05, 2015, 14:52:56 pm
Agreed. I was about to have a whinge about having a stinker of a cold. Perspective is everything.  :-\


Indeed it is.  My own spirits aren't exactly flying high at the moment, but it'll pass when I realize it's actually petty and even stupid.  Can't help it though.  :-\  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 07, 2015, 10:12:43 am
Quote from: pdw1 on October 05, 2015, 12:26:52 pm

Puts my problems in perspective: I've gone down with flu (and no it isnt just man flu)

Well after 4 hours at A&E last night the good news is I dont have flu, the bad news is I dont have man flu either.
Instead I have cellulitis which is an infection of the deep layers of the skin and it is bloody painful. I am now on a course of antibiotics.

Wrong thread but the people who work in the NHS are absolutely bloody fantastic.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 07, 2015, 10:34:46 am
Quote from: pdw1 on October 07, 2015, 10:12:43 amWrong thread but the people who work in the NHS are absolutely bloody fantastic.


Yes they most certainly are.  I had to accompany the lady in an ambulance to A&E a few weeks ago (long story, won't go into detail, but everything turned out okay) and from the arrival of the paramedics, being handed over to a nurse and finally being discharged by a doctor they were all marvellous.

Hope the medication works its magic, Patrick.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 07, 2015, 11:54:54 am
Get well soon, Patrick.

Glad to hear everything is ok with your good lady, Matt. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 07, 2015, 13:16:28 pm
The nightmare begins of sorting out the mother in laws house and contents.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 07, 2015, 14:02:53 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 07, 2015, 11:54:54 amGlad to hear everything is ok with your good lady, Matt.


Aye, thanks mate; apart from the fact she keeps dragging me as a chaperone to Libertines gigs, she's fine...  ;)

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 07, 2015, 19:23:31 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 07, 2015, 10:12:43 am
Well after 4 hours at A&E last night the good news is I dont have flu, the bad news is I dont have man flu either.
Instead I have cellulitis which is an infection of the deep layers of the skin and it is bloody painful. I am now on a course of antibiotics.

Wrong thread but the people who work in the NHS are absolutely bloody fantastic.


BIL had that a few years back.....took a while to fix, but he got there in the end....fingers crossed for a speedy recovered.....

And yes, the NHS has fantastic people on the front line
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 09, 2015, 19:49:19 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 07, 2015, 19:23:31 pm
BIL had that a few years back.....took a while to fix, but he got there in the end....fingers crossed for a speedy recovered.....

And yes, the NHS has fantastic people on the front line

You were of course quite right. On my visit yesterday, the antibiotic pills I had been prescribed were dismissed as useless by the consultant and I am now on daily visits to the hospital for intravenous antibiotics all weekend. And I have to walk around with a plastic tube sticking out of my arm all day. At least it seems to be working.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 11, 2015, 02:16:51 am
fecking on call..its shit...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 13, 2015, 09:25:57 am
Local (non) bus service
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 13, 2015, 12:39:32 pm
Fecking phone calls about PPI, life insurance and solar energy. JUST feck OFF THE LOT OF YOU!!!  >:(.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 13, 2015, 18:34:06 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 08, 2015, 11:54:46 am
Got caught speeding
Not sure if it was the wife or I (I use 3 different vehicles on a weekly basis, the Wife 2)
Wrote to the police confirming the same
Picture looks like the driver is someone who has been on the wrong end of a guillotine.
Wrote to the police saying you cannot decipher anything from picture.
Police write back telling me to expect a summons imminently
I go to magistrates court and suggest it would be wrong to potentially perjure myself
Public funds wasted

Yeah.  So nothing happened here.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 13, 2015, 21:41:32 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 13, 2015, 18:34:06 pm
Yeah.  So nothing happened here.  ::)

So, selling the house was all for nothing then?  :P  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 13, 2015, 21:56:47 pm
 ;D

Another annoyance.  The agents who are selling the house I'm buying are refusing to put a 'sold stc' banner on the boards and online - in case anything happens my end - which it won't.  They say they aren't actively viewing or marketing and will merely take names and numbers if there's interest in the event that I drop out.

feck off!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on October 13, 2015, 22:52:33 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 07, 2015, 10:12:43 am
Well after 4 hours at A&E last night the good news is I dont have flu, the bad news is I dont have man flu either.
Instead I have cellulitis which is an infection of the deep layers of the skin and it is bloody painful. I am now on a course of antibiotics.

Wrong thread but the people who work in the NHS are absolutely bloody fantastic.


Patrick, thank goodness they got you on IV antibiotics. I had cellulitis in 2009 and ended up in hospital for nine days. It's a bitch of an illness and has left me with permanent damage to my lymphatic system. Doctors reckon I was bitten by a bug initially. Within 48 hours I was burning up and speaking gobbledygook. Ended up in an ambulance with sirens blazing...... four days to culture the infection and 5 to bring it under control.... keep an eye on it and be safe mate!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 13, 2015, 23:12:06 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on October 13, 2015, 22:52:33 pm
Patrick, thank goodness they got you on IV antibiotics. I had cellulitis in 2009 and ended up in hospital for nine days. It's a bitch of an illness and has left me with permanent damage to my lymphatic system. Doctors reckon I was bitten by a bug initially. Within 48 hours I was burning up and speaking gobbledygook. Ended up in an ambulance with sirens blazing...... four days to culture the infection and 5 to bring it under control.... keep an eye on it and be safe mate!!!

That sounds very nasty. I have been on daily IV antibiotics since Thursday and it is all gently getting better.
And yes first 48 hours I was just like you, burning up and speaking gobbledygook. Not nice at all.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 14, 2015, 09:02:37 am
Garden centres should be banned from displaying Xmas stuff just now.. c***s...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 14, 2015, 14:22:44 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 14, 2015, 09:02:37 am
Garden centres should be banned from displaying Xmas stuff just now.. c***s...


Saw an amusing thing on Facebook...

Insomniacs - Its only 5 sleeps 'til Christmas
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 17, 2015, 14:38:14 pm
Thought I'd better buy the wife an Anniversary card being as it's 25 up next week, and I've only gone and lost it somewhere, probably missed putting it into my carrier bag...

That's a walk into town wasted, knew I should've bought a cheap one in Tesco last night >:(

*UPDATE* Mrs S had to go into Town, so she went to the card shop and asked if a sweaty, flustered bloke in a David Gilmour shirt had left a card behind. Apparently he had! She even managed to swap it for one she liked better...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 17, 2015, 22:37:58 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 17, 2015, 14:38:14 pm

*UPDATE* Mrs S had to go into Town, so she went to the card shop and asked if a sweaty, flustered bloke in a David Gilmour shirt had left a card behind. Apparently he had! She even managed to swap it for one she liked better...


Mrs S is a hero.....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 17, 2015, 23:42:25 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 17, 2015, 22:37:58 pm
Mrs S is a hero.....

A heroine...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 18, 2015, 19:14:09 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 17, 2015, 23:42:25 pm
A heroine...


I think that you'll find the politically correct term these days is hero....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 19, 2015, 21:21:13 pm
Where do I start? Car playing up, trying to sort out probate for the m-in-laws house, idle bastards at work. Roll on bedtime!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 19, 2015, 21:46:29 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 18, 2015, 19:14:09 pm
I think that you'll find the politically correct term these days is hero....

I think you'll find I'm not Politically correct...

It's to be hoped these PC feminazi harpies don't study such languages as French and German, they'd die instantly frothing at the mouth.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 19, 2015, 23:03:07 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 19, 2015, 21:46:29 pm
I think you'll find I'm not Politically correct...

It's to be hoped these PC feminazi harpies don't study such languages as French and German, they'd die instantly frothing at the mouth.
;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 24, 2015, 18:42:46 pm
I am sitting in a McDonald's in Bromsgrove next to the m5 waiting for the AA after a tyre blowout in the fast lane. Hopefully will get to bristol sometime tonight.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 24, 2015, 19:00:45 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 24, 2015, 18:42:46 pm
I am sitting in a McDonald's in Bromsgrove next to the m5 waiting for the AA after a tyre blowout in the fast lane. Hopefully will get to bristol sometime tonight.


Good that you got off the road and to the services, mate....every cloud and all that....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 24, 2015, 19:19:47 pm
Too true.
But the AA have just sent the wrong bloke. More waiting.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 25, 2015, 14:18:52 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 24, 2015, 19:19:47 pm
Too true.
But the AA have just sent the wrong bloke. More waiting.


Don't understand what you mean by the wrong bloke mate!? Did you get sorted in the end?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on October 25, 2015, 21:49:39 pm
6th fecking derby loss on the bounce. I suppose the great unwashed need something to smile about, living in that place.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 25, 2015, 22:51:56 pm
True.  Sunderland must be one of the grimmest places on earth. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 25, 2015, 23:31:17 pm
Quote from: JonL on October 25, 2015, 21:49:39 pm
6th fecking derby loss on the bounce. I suppose the great unwashed need something to smile about, living in that place.

It's only Soccer :)

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 26, 2015, 00:07:13 am
Quote from: zoony on October 25, 2015, 14:18:52 pm
Don't understand what you mean by the wrong bloke mate!? Did you get sorted in the end?

Oh it was a stressful afternoon/evening which turned out OK in the end.
Vauxhall Zafairas dont have spare wheels; you get a can of foam instead which fixes the tyre for 6 miles.
So after the first bloke had towed the car off the motorway, the AA where meant to send a man to fit a new tyre. But the got their wires crossed and sent a second man to tow us off the motorway again. Nice bloke but not much help. 2 hours later man with tyre arrived and fitted it very efficiently.
And a t 10 o'clock at night we could finally leave for Bristol. Except the car wouldn't start as the battery had gone flat from having the hazard & side lights on for so long.  This was the point I nearly crawled up in a ball and started to cry. In fact a 4th AA man arrived very quickly and got us started straight away.

Worse things happen at sea.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 26, 2015, 00:08:29 am
Tonight's annoyance
Dan and Phil who are not amazing and should be on fire. And several thousand screaming teenage girls.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 26, 2015, 20:58:46 pm
Having a look at a cracking car at a dealership, but not being in a position to buy it until we sell the late mother in laws house.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on October 27, 2015, 06:25:05 am
Jet lag
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 28, 2015, 07:49:22 am
Vic and Bob tour cancelled.  Arse.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 28, 2015, 09:36:36 am
Second night of U2 at Glasgow clashes with the FA Cup 1st Round.  FFS.  Need to make a decision.  :-\

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 28, 2015, 14:29:36 pm
Bastard credit card cancelled for the second time in 3 months because of a fraudulent transaction by the same company - skrill.com

for fecks sake.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 28, 2015, 16:35:58 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 28, 2015, 09:36:36 am
Second night of U2 at Glasgow clashes with the FA Cup 1st Round.  FFS.  Need to make a decision.  :-\


FA Cup 1st Round game re-arranged for the day after! GET IN!!  ;D 8) :D :P
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 30, 2015, 19:49:37 pm
To celebrate PoW30, I've just played Marathon and MD to IC.

Verdict? "Boring".

I'm dumbfounded.  :o :( :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 30, 2015, 21:45:04 pm
Putting a scratch down the side of my car through my own stupidity >:(

How hard can it be to pull out of a parking space?
If only I'd not been shouting at the woman who'd parked like a c*** next to me. When I got to Sainsbury's this morning, the only space left near the entrance was next to a car parked diagonally in a space. I got my car in centrally and when I got back to it I sat to have a quick read of the sport pages. This woman then came back to her car and started shouting at me because she couldn't get in, sorry love, if you'd parked straight, you'd have been allrate. Unfortunately I was telling her this as I drove off, putting me off what I was doing. Mrs S says it was Karma, I just wish I'd been calmer. Luckily the bloke's car I scraped against was fine, apart from some trim on his wheel arch had come loose, but he said he was OK with it. Thankfully.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 31, 2015, 19:41:56 pm
Good to see you shop at a proper supermarket Simmers, and not one of these shitty foreign flea pits.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on October 31, 2015, 20:18:06 pm
Did similar last week when i scraped along a Volvo in my local Tesco car park. Didn't even know i had done it at the time.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 31, 2015, 21:22:42 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 31, 2015, 19:41:56 pm
Good to see you shop at a proper supermarket Simmers, and not one of these shitty foreign flea pits.

I only call at Sainsbury's for a paper in a morning, normally I shop at Badli or Tidl...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 02, 2015, 11:12:25 am
There are 24 forums on this site, but only 7 have had posts in since the start of the month yesterday.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on November 02, 2015, 14:01:25 pm
Quote from: zoony on November 02, 2015, 11:12:25 am
There are 24 forums on this site, but only 7 have had posts in since the start of the month yesterday.


People proving that at the weekend they actually have a life?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 03, 2015, 08:02:12 am
Quote from: Jonners on November 02, 2015, 14:01:25 pm
People proving that at the weekend they actually have a life?


We were well into Monday morning when I made that post mate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 03, 2015, 10:12:26 am
Aloof c***s who are seemingly incapable of putting a salutation on an email.  Winds me up.  Not in the mood.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 03, 2015, 13:21:03 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on November 04, 2015, 11:07:14 am
Ticket Pre-sales.....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fuzzy on November 04, 2015, 11:13:31 am
Quote from: BasspedalMan on November 04, 2015, 11:07:14 am
Ticket Pre-sales.....


You're not wrong, stress, stress, stress  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on November 05, 2015, 09:01:17 am
Got a shite single ticket for Rainbow but having given up on the Dream Theater Pre-Sale which was 100% sold out all day, went back in at 6pm and scored two in the middle of the first balcony so not all doom and gloom.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 05, 2015, 14:40:24 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on November 05, 2015, 09:01:17 am
Got a shite single ticket for Rainbow but having given up on the Dream Theater Pre-Sale which was 100% sold out all day, went back in at 6pm and scored two in the middle of the first balcony so not all doom and gloom.......

I'd describe that as all doom and gloom.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 05, 2015, 14:51:33 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on November 05, 2015, 09:01:17 am
Got a shite single ticket for Rainbow but having given up on the Dream Theater Pre-Sale which was 100% sold out all day, went back in at 6pm and scored two in the middle of the first balcony so not all doom and gloom.......

How is block 16 shite?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 05, 2015, 20:33:14 pm
Mum next to me at the firework display tonight spent the entire display yacking on the phone completely ignoring her 8 year old daughter.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 05, 2015, 23:07:05 pm
Actually ventured out to a public bonfire tonight and it reminded me just how much I hate people.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 06, 2015, 06:52:52 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on November 05, 2015, 23:07:05 pm
Actually ventured out to a public bonfire tonight and it reminded me just how much I hate people.

;D

Good lad.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 06, 2015, 09:25:55 am
songs that just fade out.. feck off.. think of an ending ffs...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 06, 2015, 11:12:57 am
Quote from: Fishy on November 06, 2015, 09:25:55 am
songs that just fade out.. feck off.. think of an ending ffs...


So that's why you don't like Mystic Rhythms.  :P
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 06, 2015, 11:32:39 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 06, 2015, 11:12:57 am
So that's why you don't like Mystic Rhythms.  :P


no its shit..but it does eventually end...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 06, 2015, 11:57:27 am
fecking phone call from an Indian sounding woman claiming that she works for Windows. She told me that there was some hacking going on in America that was linked to my computer ( I don't have a computer anymore ), and if my son didn't go onto his laptop and follow her instructions, she would shut it down, and send a bill of £500 to my credit card. What was worrying was that she quoted the first 4 and the last 4 numbers of my card. When I asked for her name and contact details, all she would say was Angela Parker, which doesn't exactly sound like your typical Indian sounding name to me! I eventually told her where to get off and contacted my bank about. They said it was almost certainly a scam, and said it was a good job we didn't let her access my son's laptop. They cancelled my card as well and have sent a replacement. There are some horrible kniving people out there.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 06, 2015, 13:22:10 pm
the annual trawl thru compare sites for energy suppliers.. current one is up in December...(eon).... some crowd called flowenergy coming up as cheapest... aw gawd i hate this..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 06, 2015, 14:05:49 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 06, 2015, 13:22:10 pm
the annual trawl thru compare sites for energy suppliers.. current one is up in December...(eon).... some crowd called flowenergy coming up as cheapest... aw gawd i hate this..
Just changed tariff again this week but staying with EDF. I've been very happy with them as the tariff I've been on for a few years is 'Blue + Price Promise'. One of the features is that they will inform you whenever a cheaper tariff comes on the market and there are no exit fees. With every new version of this tarif, I have saved money by moving on to the latest one. It's a simple as a couple of clicks.
I've just changed from 'Blue + Price Promise, July 2016' to Blue + Price Promise Nov 2016'. Only saving about £20 per year but every little counts.
(no, I don't work for EDF!)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 06, 2015, 14:41:18 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 06, 2015, 14:05:49 pm
Just changed tariff again this week but staying with EDF. I've been very happy with them as the tariff I've been on for a few years is 'Blue + Price Promise'. One of the features is that they will inform you whenever a cheaper tariff comes on the market and there are no exit fees. With every new version of this tarif, I have saved money by moving on to the latest one. It's a simple as a couple of clicks.
I've just changed from 'Blue + Price Promise, July 2016' to Blue + Price Promise Nov 2016'. Only saving about £20 per year but every little counts.
(no, I don't work for EDF!)


I do something similar....EDF have been pretty good since I signed up with them a few years back...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 07, 2015, 14:22:21 pm
Why do I find it so difficult fitting new bicycle tyres?
(I now have a bleeding blister on my finger ffs!)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 07, 2015, 15:55:22 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 06, 2015, 14:41:18 pm
I do something similar....EDF have been pretty good since I signed up with them a few years back...


Yeh, been with them quite a few years now.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 07, 2015, 22:13:22 pm
Persistent feck ups and ineptitude from Barclays so called help centre.
2 45 min phone calls, final suggestion was do it in your local branch. Just want to change my address.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 08, 2015, 20:44:10 pm
People sharing Britain First posts on Facebook.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 08, 2015, 21:13:25 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on November 08, 2015, 20:44:10 pm
People sharing Britain First posts on Facebook.

Particularly annoying today.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on November 08, 2015, 21:25:51 pm
I'd go further with anyone scoring points today, be it political, social or complaining about how people spend today.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 09, 2015, 08:38:29 am
The crushing low of a wet, windy, miserable Monday morning after such a brilliant, wonderful, heady weekend away.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on November 09, 2015, 11:42:50 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on November 08, 2015, 20:44:10 pm
People sharing Britain First posts on Facebook.


That's an automatic "unfriend" when I see anyone posting anything from that shower of evil funts unless it's one of those posts that fools some people into reposting without checking the underlying motivations first. Can be easy to get caught out.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on November 09, 2015, 11:44:31 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 09, 2015, 08:38:29 am
The crushing low of a wet, windy, miserable Monday morning after such a brilliant, wonderful, heady weekend away.


Bingo X 10. Let this day end PLEASE.  :P
Feel exactly the same. The curse of a monumentally good weekend.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 09, 2015, 16:29:29 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on November 09, 2015, 11:42:50 amThat's an automatic "unfriend" when I see anyone posting anything from that shower of evil funts unless it's one of those posts that fools some people into reposting without checking the underlying motivations first. Can be easy to get caught out.


From my experience that's the case more often than not.  I've politely flagged up BF post-sharing with persons who shall remain nameless and the reaction is usually, "Oh, I didn't look at it like that".  Much the same for all the other posts spreading bogus propaganda that abuses and besmirches the significance of poppies or other British symbolism.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 11, 2015, 12:27:16 pm
The piddly little amount of crisps you get in a bag of crisps.. wtf..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 12, 2015, 15:19:54 pm
Left my bloody camera charger at the premier inn in Glasgow last weekend, feckssake.

Bank have verbally confirmed my mortgage but I'm still waiting for it in writing, feckssake.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 12, 2015, 15:43:31 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 12, 2015, 15:19:54 pm
Left my bloody camera charger at the premier inn in Glasgow last weekend, feckssake.


That's late nights for you.





::) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 14, 2015, 00:00:45 am
What's going off in Paris! >:(

I was only listening to the Tool song Right In Two earlier today too
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 00:21:20 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on November 14, 2015, 00:00:45 am
What's going off in Paris! >:(

If that was a question rather than a statement - it's the result of Jihadis embedded all over Europe caused by the failure of multiculturalism, porous borders, craven politicians and a terribly misguided foreign policy. Disaster.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 14, 2015, 00:58:45 am
Quote from: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 00:21:20 am
If that was a question rather than a statement - it's the result of Jihadis embedded all over Europe caused by the failure of multiculturalism, pourus borders, craven politicians and a terribly misguided foreign policy. Disaster.


It was a statement.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 07:35:38 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on November 14, 2015, 00:58:45 am
It was a statement.
Mine was rhetorical  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 14, 2015, 08:18:01 am
Terrorism - in all its forms.

So sorry for the people of Paris.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 14, 2015, 09:10:18 am
Quote from: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 00:21:20 am
If that was a question rather than a statement - it's the result of Jihadis embedded all over Europe caused by the failure of multiculturalism, pourus borders, craven politicians and a terribly misguided foreign policy. Disaster.

A deliberate complete mis-reading of the facts. There is no multiculturalism in France.  The guns and hatred were already there they didnt need porous boarders. >:(

It has been a terrible night in Paris and with football matches, rock gigs, restaurants and bars attacked, ther but for the grace of god go so many of us.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 13:24:00 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 14, 2015, 08:18:01 am
Terrorism - in all its forms.

So sorry for the people of Paris.
Yes, having lived there for a short time my sympathies are with the families of the victims and all those for whom that great city is home.
So sad , but predictable.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 13:52:48 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on November 14, 2015, 09:10:18 am
A deliberate complete mis-reading of the facts. There is no multiculturalism in France.  The guns and hatred were already there they didnt need porous boarders. >:(

I would describe multiculturalism as two or more different cultures attempting to co-exist in the same place - I'm not sure I know how the liberal elite define it.
I never saw any AK47s for sale on the Rue De Rivoli or young men learning how to throw grenades in Jardin Du Luxembourg
;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 14, 2015, 15:05:08 pm
Orders have really dropped off at work, so they're monitoring the OT. This is the first Saturday this year that I haven't been able to work when I've been on 6-2 shift.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2015, 15:08:45 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on November 14, 2015, 09:10:18 am
There is no multiculturalism in France.

Am I right in thinking that in simple terms to be French you have to French? Not very well put but I know what I mean.
The French are vehemently against multiculturalism, as they do not want to be swamped by Anglo-Saxon culture.

There is no multiculturalism in the UK either. It's a set of different monocultures.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 14, 2015, 15:45:43 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 13:52:48 pm
I would describe multiculturalism as two or more different cultures attempting to co-exist in the same place - I'm not sure I know how the liberal elite define it.
I never saw any AK47s for sale on the Rue De Rivoli or young men learning how to throw grenades in Jardin Du Luxembourg
;)

Talk about moving the goal posts.  Any word I use means what i want when I want.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 18:21:44 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on November 14, 2015, 15:45:43 pm
Talk about moving the goal posts.  Any word I use means what i want when I want.
That can be a problem for anyone debating with you, then (or did you omit the quotation marks?)
;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 14, 2015, 18:43:14 pm
The EDL doing one of their protest rallies in Bradford today
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 18:44:32 pm
Popped into local vinyl emporium to see if I could buy/order Test For Echo on vinyl. Apparently it is not yet available in UK, if I want it now I can order an import copy but it will cost the best part of 40 quid  :o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2015, 21:22:14 pm
A girl I used to date has got really fat. Why did I go on to marry her...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2015, 21:23:09 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 18:44:32 pm
Popped into local vinyl emporium to see if I could buy/order Test For Echo on vinyl. Apparently it is not yet available in UK, if I want it now I can order an import copy but it will cost the best part of 40 quid  :o

I saw TfE in my local vinyl emporium a fotnit back. Didn't think it was an import copy. It was just shy of 40 notes though.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on November 14, 2015, 22:34:01 pm
Did you call Trading standards?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 22:34:47 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2015, 21:22:14 pm
A girl I used to date has got really fat. Why did I go on to marry her...
;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 14, 2015, 22:45:55 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2015, 21:23:09 pm
I saw TfE in my local vinyl emporium a fotnit back. Didn't think it was an import copy. It was just shy of 40 notes though.
That's interesting. My local shop had both Presto and RtB for £21.99. Given that they are both part of the Atlantic series of re-issues I'm guessing that there can only be two reasons why T4E would be so much more expensive. The first would be that T4E is a two disc release rather than a single disc (like Presto and RtB), the second would signify a cynical price hike based on the fact that T4E has never been released in this format.........???
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 16, 2015, 10:42:46 am
Quote from: pdw1 on November 14, 2015, 09:10:18 am
A deliberate complete mis-reading of the facts. There is no multiculturalism in France.  The guns and hatred were already there they didnt need porous boarders. >:(

BBC News:

"Friday's attacks by Islamist militants in Paris were organised from Syria, French PM Manuel Valls says.

He added that the authorities believed new terror attacks were being planned in France and other European countries.

Meanwhile two more attackers were named as well as five already identified. One is confirmed to have entered Greece among migrants earlier this year."
>:( >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 16, 2015, 18:35:54 pm
Western leaders - a whole day of empty rhetoric.
>:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 16, 2015, 23:07:40 pm
The BBC deciding that virtually every news presenter is required to travel to Paris.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 16, 2015, 23:17:44 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 16, 2015, 23:07:40 pm
The BBC deciding that virtually every news presenter is required to travel to Paris.

Just about to post that myself. Why can:t that twat Huw Edwards do it all from the UK? The slightest thing happens in the world and the BBC news team fly out en masse on a jolly.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 16, 2015, 23:51:50 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 16, 2015, 23:17:44 pm
Just about to post that myself. Why can:t that twat Huw Edwards do it all from the UK? The slightest thing happens in the world and the BBC news team fly out en masse on a jolly.
All the Newsnight lot are out there too - bloody ridiculous waste of licence-payers money. Most of us know what the centre of Paris looks like ffs!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 17, 2015, 01:08:31 am
Quote from: DavidL on November 16, 2015, 23:51:50 pm
All the Newsnight lot are out there too - bloody ridiculous waste of licence-payers money. Most of us know what the centre of Paris looks like ffs!


And most of us know the Newsnight numpties nowadays can't even provide insight on a par with a local rag reporting on kittens rescued from trees.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 17, 2015, 10:38:25 am
Dogs with coats on....or any clothes for that matter... >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 17, 2015, 11:14:48 am
People with annoying laughs...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 17, 2015, 14:09:25 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 17, 2015, 11:14:48 am
People with annoying laughs...
.........like Jimmy Carr
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 17, 2015, 14:21:34 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 17, 2015, 14:09:25 pm
.........like Jimmy Carr


He doesn't need an annoying laugh to be a cock.....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on November 17, 2015, 23:28:00 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 16, 2015, 23:17:44 pm
Just about to post that myself. Why can:t that twat Huw Edwards do it all from the UK? The slightest thing happens in the world and the BBC news team fly out en masse on a jolly.


150 Euro return on the Eurostar.... hardly crippling the organisation ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 17, 2015, 23:44:12 pm
Quote from: NeilP on November 17, 2015, 23:28:00 pm
150 Euro return on the Eurostar.... hardly crippling the organisation ::)

Well I suppose that last week's events made tickets more readily available.....
It:s still money being spent that didn't have to be spent. He won't have been sleeping on the streets either. All his meals will have gone on expenses, he probably needed a new set of clothes too. If he needed to speak to a Frenchman there'll have been one to translate his welsh accent into English good enough for someone else to translate into French...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 17, 2015, 23:46:52 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 17, 2015, 10:38:25 am
Dogs with coats on....or any clothes for that matter... >:(


When it's practical, to keep them dry and/or warm, it's fair enough and often genuinely necessary.  All the "novelty" stuff purely for human amusement winds me up though, particularly Christmas "comedy antlers" and all that.  And the "Look at my pug dressed as Yoda" crowd.  How original!  Yes, it might be quite funny for a one-off snapshot, but when the joke's over just dump the fancy dress like, you know, humans do.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 17, 2015, 23:51:35 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 17, 2015, 23:46:52 pm
When it's practical, to keep them dry and/or warm, it's fair enough and often genuinely necessary.  All the "novelty" stuff purely for human amusement winds me up though, particularly Christmas "comedy antlers" and all that.  And the "Look at my pug dressed as Yoda" crowd.  How original!  ::)

It's NEVER necessary.
I watch wildlife programmes, not once have I seen a Wolf/Fox/Jackal wearing a coat because it's a bit drizzly or there's a nip in the air. The big guy is right to be annoyed.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 18, 2015, 00:00:16 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 17, 2015, 23:51:35 pm
It's NEVER necessary.
I watch wildlife programmes, not once have I seen a Wolf/Fox/Jackal wearing a coat because it's a bit drizzly or there's a nip in the air. The big guy is right to be annoyed.


News flash: domesticated animals that have been artificially selected over thousands of generations are not the same as wild animals that haven't.  Try to compare like with like.

And extremes of weather amount to no more than "a bit drizzly" and "a nip in the air"?  Where do you live?  The Costa bleedin' Del Sol??!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 18, 2015, 00:07:58 am
Quote from: NeilP on November 17, 2015, 23:28:00 pm
150 Euro return on the Eurostar.... hardly crippling the organisation ::)
You've got to add the four or five nights at The George V (1350 euros a night btw) multiplied by at least two dozen including cameramen, directors,make-up artists and other support staff. OB facilities and comms links would run into thousands.
All in all a not inconsiderable sum.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on November 18, 2015, 00:08:23 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 17, 2015, 23:44:12 pm
Well I suppose that last week's events made tickets more readily available.....
It:s still money being spent that didn't have to be spent. He won't have been sleeping on the streets either. All his meals will have gone on expenses, he probably needed a new set of clothes too. If he needed to speak to a Frenchman there'll have been one to translate his welsh accent into English good enough for someone else to translate into French...


you think he sleeps in a tent near Portland street or something?

...all clothes for tv presenters are free, within reason
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on November 18, 2015, 00:11:02 am
Quote from: DavidL on November 18, 2015, 00:07:58 am
You've got to add the four or five nights at The George V (1350 euros a night btw) multiplied by at least two dozen including cameramen, directors,make-up artists and other support staff. OB facilities and comms links would run into thousands.
All in all a not inconsiderable sum.


well they don't stay there and when I work with them, neither do I ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 18, 2015, 07:59:20 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 18, 2015, 00:00:16 am
News flash: domesticated animals that have been artificially selected over thousands of generations are not the same as wild animals that haven't.  Try to compare like with like.

And extremes of weather amount to no more than "a bit drizzly" and "a nip in the air"?  Where do you live?  The Costa bleedin' Del Sol??!


Have you got a dog with a wardrobe perchance  ? ::) ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on November 18, 2015, 08:12:48 am
my dog has some gear in truth, rare occasions that she wears it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 18, 2015, 08:29:06 am
Quote from: NeilP on November 18, 2015, 08:12:48 am
my dog has some gear in truth, rare occasions that she wears it.


"The North Face" or "Versace"
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on November 18, 2015, 08:50:34 am
red quilted coat from the local pet shop, more north face I'd say
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 18, 2015, 21:45:38 pm
Quote from: NeilP on November 18, 2015, 00:08:23 am
you think he sleeps in a tent near Portland street or something?


He ought to! That's dead posh for a Welshie see. Bit more civilised than a cave :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 18, 2015, 21:49:06 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 18, 2015, 00:00:16 am
News flash: domesticated animals that have been artificially selected over thousands of generations are not the same as wild animals that haven't.  Try to compare like with like.

To all intents and purposes they are the same. Fur covered, stinky, foul tempered beasts, that should be herded together and gassed, like badgers in sack :)

QuoteAnd extremes of weather amount to no more than "a bit drizzly" and "a nip in the air"?  Where do you live?  The Costa bleedin' Del Sol??!

Chez Vegas. Strewth, I thought Northerners were supposed to be Hard...

When dogs start asking to be clothed then I might consider them being so.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 19, 2015, 14:46:53 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 18, 2015, 21:49:06 pmWhen dogs start asking to be clothed then I might consider them being so.


Does shivering count?  :o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 19, 2015, 21:41:08 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 19, 2015, 14:46:53 pm
Does shivering count?  :o

No.
That's the highly evolved way of warming up :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on November 20, 2015, 08:58:33 am
Starting the Probate process and informing various organisations of my mother's death - the lack of compassion from some of these people is quite staggering :o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on November 20, 2015, 15:25:10 pm
Doing a google search for Blue Waffle...........

(sorry to hear your news by the way Chris)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 20, 2015, 15:35:12 pm
the Je Suis phenomenon is getting out of hand.. je suis un chien ffs..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 20, 2015, 18:27:01 pm
Quote from: Red Star on November 20, 2015, 08:58:33 am
Starting the Probate process and informing various organisations of my mother's death - the lack of compassion from some of these people is quite staggering :o


Good luck mate. We're hopefully on the last lap now where probate is concerned. Sick to the back teeth of filling forms in!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 20, 2015, 20:03:52 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 20, 2015, 15:35:12 pm
the Je Suis phenomenon is getting out of hand.. je suis un chien ffs..

Je suis un Terroriste...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on November 20, 2015, 20:13:52 pm
Quote from: Red Star on November 20, 2015, 08:58:33 am
Starting the Probate process and informing various organisations of my mother's death - the lack of compassion from some of these people is quite staggering :o

check that the local authority don't offer a 'one stop shop' service mate whereby they contact all utillities, post, banks etc... I used it with my folks
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 20, 2015, 20:21:38 pm
Quote from: NeilP on November 20, 2015, 20:13:52 pm
check that the local authority don't offer a 'one stop shop' service mate whereby they contact all utillities, post, banks etc... I used it with my folks

I used a similar service, worked well
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on November 21, 2015, 12:04:53 pm
Quote from: NeilP on November 20, 2015, 20:13:52 pm
check that the local authority don't offer a 'one stop shop' service mate whereby they contact all utillities, post, banks etc... I used it with my folks


Yes Neil, I have done that - it's called 'Tell us once' but I think it only applies to gov't bodies ie DWP and borough council - not sure if it extends to banks. investment providers, private pension providers etc?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 21, 2015, 12:07:47 pm
Quote from: Red Star on November 21, 2015, 12:04:53 pm
Yes Neil, I have done that - it's called 'Tell us once' but I think it only applies to gov't bodies ie DWP and borough council - not sure if it extends to banks. investment providers, private pension providers etc?


Yep, you're right....all of those will have t be contacted separately.

I got multiple death certificates when I registered....that way I wasn't waiting for one to return before sending it off elsewhere...etc

Edit : Certified copies of the original will are useful as well...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on November 21, 2015, 12:14:36 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 21, 2015, 12:07:47 pm
Yep, you're right....all of those will have t be contacted separately.

I got multiple death certificates when I registered....that way I wasn't waiting for one to return before sending it off elsewhere...etc

Edit : Certified copies of the original will are useful as well...


Yes Bez, I paid for 6 copies of the death certificate, and I am picking up her original will next week. Notification merely triggers them to send you a raft of additional forms to fill in! ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 21, 2015, 21:38:33 pm
Played Scrabble for the first time tonight (honestly) in the pub. Played two games - the missus won both................furious  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 22, 2015, 13:39:03 pm
Quote from: Red Star on November 21, 2015, 12:14:36 pm
Yes Bez, I paid for 6 copies of the death certificate, and I am picking up her original will next week. Notification merely triggers them to send you a raft of additional forms to fill in! ::)

Hope you're doing ok, Chris.

When my Dad died back in 2010, I found that all of the work involved afterwards - particularly as he was my employer effectively and the major shareholder of the company - actually helped me in a weird way.  To be truthful, I learnt more in the 3 months after my Dad died than I did in 4 years at Uni.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 23, 2015, 14:30:47 pm
Potentially completing on new house next Friday.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 23, 2015, 16:16:48 pm
failing to see the trouser creaming  interest in Adele...  pub singer at best..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 23, 2015, 16:51:57 pm
music for people who don't like music...see also Simply Red, UB40, Robbie Williams, Annie Lennox, etc etc...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 23, 2015, 16:59:47 pm
Yes, vastly over-rated, latest single far from special and its lyrics are toe-curlingly abysmal.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 23, 2015, 18:57:07 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 23, 2015, 14:30:47 pm
Potentially completing on new house next Friday.


Annoyance ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 23, 2015, 19:45:39 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 23, 2015, 18:57:07 pm
Annoyance ?

On Friday looked like it might have collapsed as it buyers started being a bit funny and I'm stubborn.

A lot to arrange in the next week - our chosen removal company are now fully booked and the next choice are £600 more for less actual service.

I work from home so that will be tricky too...

Still.  Dream home.  Can't wait.  Needs gutting, like, but still...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 23, 2015, 20:16:54 pm
Ah, so just 'life' relating to moving.....good luck, at least you're not getting married and changing jobs at the same time, every cloud and all that ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 23, 2015, 21:48:43 pm
Thinking I might have to do a Zoony and use a plastic bag to get a giant turd out that was blocking the toilet...

Luckily Mrs S sorted it out :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 24, 2015, 09:46:28 am
Quote from: Fishy on November 23, 2015, 16:16:48 pm
failing to see the trouser creaming  interest in Adele...  pub singer at best..


Not interested in her singing, but she's very attractive when made up.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 24, 2015, 09:50:39 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 23, 2015, 21:48:43 pm
Thinking I might have to do a Zoony and use a plastic bag to get a giant turd out that was blocking the toilet...

Luckily Mrs S sorted it out :)


All part of the marital duties mate. I curled out a fine specimen the other day, but it managed to escape down the pipe without any help.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 24, 2015, 10:23:37 am
Quote from: zoony on November 24, 2015, 09:46:28 am
Not interested in her singing, but she's very attractive when made up.

So am I.  :-*
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 24, 2015, 10:38:28 am
Quote from: zoony on November 24, 2015, 09:46:28 am
Not interested in her singing, but she's very attractive when made up.


not really mate... :o :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 24, 2015, 11:52:52 am
Quote from: Fishy on November 24, 2015, 10:38:28 am
not really mate... :o :(


Correct.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 24, 2015, 14:08:52 pm
Quote from: zoony on November 24, 2015, 09:50:39 am
All part of the marital duties mate. I curled out a fine specimen the other day, but it managed to escape down the pipe without any help.
'Turd watch' thread, anyone?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 24, 2015, 18:15:44 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 24, 2015, 14:08:52 pm
'Turd watch' thread, anyone?


We used to have one in the much-missed 'Basement'
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: colinbrown69 on November 25, 2015, 04:41:25 am
ooooooooooooooh the 'Basement'...................................anyone here 'remember' being a 'member'......

I do.......................

I think some of us............................. miss it,

cheers, Colin
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 25, 2015, 09:08:43 am
Roadworks...

I know they need to be done, but to close the access from the M40 to the M25 clockwise before 23:00 and not signpost it is just fecking irritating...

I was forced to go anticlockwise to the Heathrow T5 junction to turn round last night....a detour of around 20 miles... >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 25, 2015, 10:26:06 am
Pre-sales

Registered for a pre-sale for Jack Savoretti (one of Mrs Bez's artists) over a week ago....got a confirmation e-mail, but still not had a link.

Went on to the artist's website this morning (pre-sale was due to start at 9) and found a direct link for tickets....

Fecking annoying
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 25, 2015, 23:52:45 pm
Gideon's U-Turn on Tax Credits. >:(

Look Gideon, just how many of the fat, bloated, chain-smoking, sky-watching, lardy lumps on Tax Credits actually asked for them to be introduced in the first place?
None, that's what. Now grow a pair and bring back the cuts.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 26, 2015, 12:14:24 pm
Early rise after a crap night's sleep, black trousers on, smart shirt on, back to work, crawling through the traffic, all after almost 2 weeks of blissful freedom...uuurrgh.  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on November 27, 2015, 09:59:02 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 24, 2015, 10:23:37 am
So am I.  :-*


Have I got more chance with you than Adele then mate?  ;).
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 27, 2015, 10:30:47 am
Quote from: zoony on November 27, 2015, 09:59:02 am
Have I got more chance with you than Adele then mate?  ;).

Oh, I'd say you've got the same chance.  :-* :o :-X
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on November 27, 2015, 13:17:15 pm
Basement please.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 27, 2015, 19:58:36 pm
c***s who crash  their cars on the M1 on a Friday and c***s who slow down to gawp at am accident on the other carriageway c***s >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 30, 2015, 09:20:47 am
apparently it's "cyber Monday".. who comes up with this shit ??
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 30, 2015, 10:30:01 am
Quote from: Fishy on November 30, 2015, 09:20:47 am
apparently it's "cyber Monday".. who comes up with this shit ??
Yanks
(but you probably knew that much already)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 03, 2015, 21:45:03 pm
Well, after 12 days in Chesterfield Royal Hospital, they still haven't found any cause for my old mum's swallowing problems, despite using all the equipment and tests they have. They know she is having problems, because they found half the barium drink she'd been given before a scan had gone into her lungs.
Anyhow, she's now being sent to the Hallamshire in Sheffield for a couple of days as they have some different bits of kit to use. I'll have to chauffeur my old dad into Sheffield, can't have him driving - he got done for speeding when he drove in last year...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on December 03, 2015, 23:36:03 pm
hope things get resolved for the best Nick, doesn't sound great though the speeding Dad made me smile
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 03, 2015, 23:43:26 pm
Thanks Neil. Mother thinks she's fine, but if we can't get her to swallow food she won't be.
I actually felt a bit proud of my dad getting his first speeding ticket in his 80s!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 04, 2015, 20:52:27 pm
Hope things work out for your mom, Simmers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 04, 2015, 21:50:49 pm
Today's annoyance is that she didn't go to the Hallamshire, they cancelled the transport, she goes on Monday now. Allegedly.
Cue one upset mother, an upset and angry father and a rather more pissed off misanthropic curmudgeon of a son >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on December 05, 2015, 00:52:37 am
I think you've just described the falling standards in the NHS tbh, hope things out themselves out Nick, take it easy fella
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 06, 2015, 14:46:19 pm
Yesterday I did a 12hr OT shift, finishing at 6pm. It's a 7 mile drive home, and I had the obligatory Chinese ordered for 6-20. Clocked out and noticed that my car had a bastard flat tyre! Couldn't get the spare out from underneath so had to call the AA out. Finally got home at 8-15 and had my chinky warmed up.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 06, 2015, 20:18:41 pm
Quote from: NeilP on December 05, 2015, 00:52:37 am
I think you've just described the falling standards in the NHS tbh, hope things out themselves out Nick, take it easy fella

Talking to my parent's neighbour today - who just happens to be a nurse at the Hallamshire - and the Hallamshire can be a bit funny about accepting patients from North Derbyshire. What don't they understand about the "National" part of the National Health Service?

Like so many big organisations there seems to be a distinct lack of joined up thinking >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 06, 2015, 21:21:02 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 06, 2015, 20:18:41 pm
Talking to my parent's neighbour today - who just happens to be a nurse at the Hallamshire - and the Hallamshire can be a bit funny about accepting patients from North Derbyshire. What don't they understand about the "National" part of the National Health Service?

Like so many big organisations there seems to be a distinct lack of joined up thinking >:(


Sorry to hear all this Mr Sims, sounds very frustrating to say the least.  Some NHS experiences are clearly better than others and you and yours are having a raw deal at the moment.  It's a shame.  I've been lucky this past weekend I suppose.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 06, 2015, 21:45:41 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 06, 2015, 21:21:02 pm
Sorry to hear all this Mr Sims, sounds very frustrating to say the least.  Some NHS experiences are clearly better than others and you and yours are having a raw deal at the moment.  It's a shame.  I've been lucky this past weekend I suppose.

At least the old dear's looking a lot better than she was doing a week ago. I don't think it helps her when her curmudgeonly son turns up. Like most folk - why?- she seems to prefer Mrs S to my good self...

Good to hear that you're OK. You're only young too...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 08, 2015, 12:11:26 pm
That blithering idiot Trump, what a nasty piece of work that tool increasingly is.  Shameful.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on December 08, 2015, 12:36:46 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 08, 2015, 12:11:26 pm
That blithering idiot Trump, what a nasty piece of work that tool increasingly is.  Shameful.  >:(


I saw an article speculating on the possibility of Trump, Le Pen and Putin all in charge of their respective countries in 2017 - horrible thought.  At least Farage won't be there 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 08, 2015, 13:21:36 pm
Quote from: döm on December 08, 2015, 12:36:46 pmAt least Farage won't be there
His work may already be done - especially if this comes to pass

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-idUKKBN0TO0BY20151205
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on December 08, 2015, 13:29:13 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 08, 2015, 13:21:36 pm
His work may already be done - especially if this comes to pass

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-idUKKBN0TO0BY20151205


I think that's called brinkmanship
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 09, 2015, 10:44:37 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 08, 2015, 12:11:26 pm
That blithering idiot Trump, what a nasty piece of work that tool increasingly is.  Shameful.  >:(


Almost as ridiculous is the regressives' calls to ban this numpton from the UK.  Talk about overcompensating!  ::)

This isn't the answer.  Imbecile though this man is, he has no less freedom of speech and movement than any other amoeba-brained blowhard.  Don't make him a martyr - let him freely enter the arena of discourse, where his inane ideas will be subjected to due ridicule for all to see.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 09, 2015, 11:30:15 am
Quote from: döm on December 08, 2015, 13:29:13 pm
I think that's called brinkmanship
It would be if he didn't already know that the heads of the EU are far too obstinate and dogmatic to give a 'flying one' over what he decides to do
Personally, I'm more concerned with the result and with Cameron advocating out we're far more likely to get the 'right' result.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on December 09, 2015, 11:38:30 am
Bulging disc at the top of my neck!

Outstanding levels of pain!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Captain Ron on December 09, 2015, 12:55:28 pm
Quote from: Jonners on December 09, 2015, 11:38:30 am
Bulging disc at the top of my neck!

Outstanding levels of pain!!


Judas Priest concert related injury?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 09, 2015, 13:20:37 pm
People calliing my mobile to sell me stuff.
feck off.  If I wanted to buy something, I'd like, y'know, buy it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 09, 2015, 14:06:42 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on December 09, 2015, 12:55:28 pm
Judas Priest concert related injury?
;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 09, 2015, 15:02:26 pm
Watching Alicia's school Xmas play. Thank feck that's her last one!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on December 09, 2015, 16:00:59 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 09, 2015, 15:02:26 pm
Watching Alicia's school Xmas play. Thank feck that's her last one!

You lucky man, since I was made official PTA camera man I have been doing 2 a year.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on December 10, 2015, 10:20:07 am
I have Molly's first proper one this Friday, she is the Inn Keeper's wife.

I worry for Mary and Joseph, while she has learned her (many!) lines perfectly, she has now started add libbing, and adding some colour to the Nativity story.........

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 10, 2015, 10:50:13 am
Quote from: pdw1 on December 09, 2015, 16:00:59 pm
You lucky man, since I was made official PTA camera man I have been doing 2 a year.


Think yourself lucky that you're not married to an early years teacher...

I've managed to miss this year's performances due to "work commitments"  but in the past I've done : sound & music, lights, been a "dresser," a prompter, a comforter of overwhelmed kids, performed crowd control (often parents taking pictures / video), sold raffle tickets, rattled charity tins, moved chairs & tables, put up and dismantled stages, served refreshments, cleaned and generally been a dogsbody....

The youngest Bez Junior is 26. I think I've done my share...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on December 10, 2015, 11:11:22 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 09, 2015, 13:20:37 pm
People calliing my mobile to sell me stuff.
feck off.  If I wanted to buy something, I'd like, y'know, buy it.


Give them your wife's number.

;) ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 10, 2015, 12:45:23 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on December 10, 2015, 11:11:22 am
Give them your wife's number.

;) ;D

;D

Chatty removal men.
Just pack my shit and stfu.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 10, 2015, 14:07:51 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 10, 2015, 12:45:23 pm
Chatty removal men.
Just pack my shit and stfu.


They were round our (old) place last Saturday moving the bulkiest stuff; glad I missed them (being hospitalized notwithstanding). ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Analog RH on December 11, 2015, 10:49:28 am
I've got to go to Liverpool today.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 11, 2015, 11:21:17 am
One of the removal men has missed the toilet by some distance.
One of them looks like they've walked over the moors this morning - mud everywhere.

Stupid bastards.
Wife has gone bezerk.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 11, 2015, 12:02:57 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 11, 2015, 11:21:17 am
One of the removal men has missed the toilet by some distance.
One of them looks like they've walked over the moors this morning - mud everywhere.

Stupid bastards.
Wife has gone bezerk.


No tip then ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 11, 2015, 13:06:31 pm
Ab says we should tip them £10 each.

I've paid just shy of £1700 for them to take me a mile down the road.

Only because I'm petrified of Abby will hey get their tip...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 11, 2015, 13:13:22 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 11, 2015, 13:06:31 pm
Ab says we should tip them £10 each.

I've paid just shy of £1700 for them to take me a mile down the road.

Only because I'm petrified of Abby will hey get their tip...


except the bloke who pissed on the floor ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 11, 2015, 14:54:13 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 11, 2015, 13:13:22 pm
except the bloke who pissed on the floor ?


No excuse for that, and for the trails of mud - they should give a refund if anything!  :o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Neph on December 15, 2015, 08:36:29 am
In bed with man flu and an abscess on my lower abdomen that is painful enough to down a rhino. For these reasons expect me to be posting a fare amount of pish and wind today.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on December 15, 2015, 09:21:12 am
At least it's not a tooth abscess... You could end up like the poor sod in this story:

This guy went to the doctor and said to him "Doctor....I don't know what's wrong with me, but every time I fart, it sounds like the word HONDA".

"That's interesting, never heard of anything like that before. Do you think you could fart for me?" says the doctor.

The guy says "Sure." And sure enough, the doctor hears "HONDA".

After several attempts to figure out what's wrong with this guy, the doctor runs out of ideas. He sends him to all sorts of stomach specialists and none of them can figure out why this guys farts say "HONDA." It is a completely out of this world medical condition.

Finally, as a last resort, the doctors think they should send the man to a dentist. After explaining the problem to the dentist, the dentist opened up the guys mouth and examining it.

The dentist says "A-haa!!!!....I have solved the problem."

The patient says "What is it? What is it. Please tell me doc".....

The dentist replies "Well, sir, you have an abscess tooth."

The guy says "Yeah....so....What has that got to do with my farts?"

The dentist replies, "Cant you see??..... Abscess Makes The Fart Go HONDA"
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 15, 2015, 11:19:52 am
Quote from: Neph on December 15, 2015, 08:36:29 am
In bed with man flu and an abscess on my lower abdomen that is painful enough to down a rhino. For these reasons expect me to be posting a fare amount of pish and wind today.


Get well soon mate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 15, 2015, 11:22:15 am
That Gok Wan on the TV banging on about Xmas outfits! It's no different to any other time of the year for me - RUSH t-shirts and jeans. Other than that, I hate clothes and fashion.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 15, 2015, 23:29:32 pm
After a day of drinking strong coffee I'm now tiddling like a Race Horse and buzzing like a Wasp's nest that's been hit with a Baseball bat.

Another sleepless night then...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 17, 2015, 17:15:16 pm
My dad had the chance to break the Sheffield Register Office record for the number of copy Death Certificates issued in one go.
He'd said that he could possibly need 30 which would have got him beyond the old record of 29, but he scaled back. It's going to stretch our my role of executor now waiting for things to come back.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2015, 11:40:27 am
They had the random drug and alcohol testers in at work last night, and I had a call to tell the bloke I was working with to go down for a test. I was called down half an hour later expecting to be tested, but it turned out they wanted to question me as my work mate never showed up down there, and had clocked out and left! I can see more questions being asked today.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on December 18, 2015, 13:57:37 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 18, 2015, 11:40:27 am
They had the random drug and alcohol testers in at work last night, and I had a call to tell the bloke I was working with to go down for a test. I was called down half an hour later expecting to be tested, but it turned out they wanted to question me as my work mate never showed up down there, and had clocked out and left! I can see more questions being asked today.


I imagine they have seen your post about Roll the Bones and assume you must be on drugs big feller!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 18, 2015, 23:30:13 pm
Staff Xmas do tonight. Paid £10 for a weak cocktail of some sort and a glass of wine, my fault, I wasn't quick enough for anything else.
After 2 hours everyone went into town. I was reluctantly going to follow, but I was offered a lift home.
I like my colleagues, but I feel a bit awkward socially with them, bar one or two. Don't think I'll bother next time.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 19, 2015, 00:05:00 am
Best thing about my job - no Christmas work do or office politics.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 19, 2015, 10:03:40 am
Quote from: Jonners on December 18, 2015, 13:57:37 pm
I imagine they have seen your post about Roll the Bones and assume you must be on drugs big feller!


Lol, nice one mate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 19, 2015, 13:56:48 pm
Missed the last stair last night in the house, fell awkwardly, foot fecked.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 19, 2015, 15:12:38 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 19, 2015, 13:56:48 pm
Missed the last stair last night in the house, fell awkwardly, foot fecked.


Ouch....more beer next time ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 19, 2015, 15:41:30 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 19, 2015, 15:12:38 pm
Ouch....more beer next time ;)

:D

Hadn't even had my medicinal evening toke.  :-\

Nothing broken, majorly bruised, limping.  Should get me out of decorating the tree/doing much of anything.  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 19, 2015, 15:56:32 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 19, 2015, 15:41:30 pm
Nothing broken, majorly bruised, limping.  Should get me out of decorating the tree/doing much of anything.  ;D

Damn, why didn't I just think about misjudging a step off the ladder as I was getting the decorations down...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 20, 2015, 13:13:03 pm
The BBC trying to make out that the finals of Strictly/ SpotY and The Apprentice is somehow decent televison.. it's shit !
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 22, 2015, 10:53:24 am
Wendy's mushroom was bigger than mine on our breakfasts at Sainsburys this morning.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 22, 2015, 11:15:55 am
 ;D

First world problems, eh?  :D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 22, 2015, 20:50:30 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 22, 2015, 11:15:55 am
;D

First world problems, eh?  :D


And what was just as bad was that she didn't have the decency to swap them over.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 23, 2015, 09:15:50 am
Quote from: Fishy on December 20, 2015, 13:13:03 pm
The BBC trying to make out that the finals of Strictly/ SpotY and The Apprentice is somehow decent televison.. it's shit !


I don't mind Strictly, mainly for the legs on show.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 23, 2015, 11:56:14 am
Quote from: JonL on December 23, 2015, 09:15:50 am
I don't mind Strictly, mainly for the legs on show.


I really enjoyed the series with Abby Clancy, Susanna Reid and Rachel Riley  ;).
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on December 23, 2015, 13:34:56 pm
Susanna reid is a monster
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 23, 2015, 14:20:25 pm
I like her. Although she's quite manly.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 23, 2015, 15:58:25 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 23, 2015, 14:20:25 pm
I like her. Although she's quite manly.

I would, no  question.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 23, 2015, 16:05:38 pm
Partially pull in on a narrow street to let someone up. Meanwhile, a silly tart pulls out behind me to overtake.It's clear I've not parked, just making passing room in the road.
She realises there's an oncoming car and has nowhere to go. She looks at me to reverse to give her more space to reverse. I get her to pull her window down, and I politely tell her that she created the problem, she can sort it out herself, which she grudgingly does.
Idiot.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 23, 2015, 16:46:11 pm
Quote from: JonL on December 23, 2015, 15:58:25 pm
I would, no  question.

So would I, with both barells, but I was trying to refrain from anything that could be construed as overtly sexist.   :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 23, 2015, 17:59:21 pm
Spent the last few days trying to think what hymns my mum would want for her funeral service and putting the order of service together. It went to the printers today. My old dad then rings to say he'd found a hymn book down the side of mum's chair and in it was bit of paper with a list of hymns she wanted for her funeral. Turns out we didn't know her that well...
Phone the printers to see if they'd made a start on printing, they'd just finished...

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 23, 2015, 18:01:40 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 23, 2015, 16:46:11 pm
So would I, with both barells, but I was trying to refrain from anything that could be construed as overtly sexist.   :)

What's wrong with being sexy?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 23, 2015, 20:05:32 pm
Question of Sport.. what a pile of shit it's turned into..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 23, 2015, 20:07:00 pm
Quote from: JonL on December 23, 2015, 15:58:25 pm
I would, no  question.


Me too....but not after you, obviously...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 23, 2015, 20:19:43 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 23, 2015, 20:07:00 pm
Me too....but not after you, obviously...

I'll jump the queue. Promise I'll be quick.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 23, 2015, 20:38:35 pm
Quote from: JonL on December 23, 2015, 20:19:43 pm
I'll jump the queue. Promise I'll be quick.


Well I'd only be a couple of minutes!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on December 24, 2015, 11:39:45 am
Imagine her thrill at the prospect of it all!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 24, 2015, 17:29:43 pm
Why do they have to change the TV line up just because it's bleeding xmas?!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 25, 2015, 11:05:10 am
Getting dragged out of bed by the kids at 4-50am. I can understand it from the 10 year old, but it's the 22 and 18 year olds who get her up!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 25, 2015, 11:31:02 am
Gone 11 O'clock before we opened any presents. I asked for three things, only got one and I'll be getting something I asked her not to get >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 26, 2015, 04:10:46 am
The royal family and Justin Welby.  Way past time these platitude-spouting, profoundly deluded relics were disestablished.  They have literally no useful function whatsoever.  Oh, and get the rest of Welby's cronies out of the House Of Lords as well.  The only other country that has professional faith-peddlers in a similarly privileged position is Iran. ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on December 26, 2015, 11:15:35 am
Bought my son a Cambridge Audio bluetooth speaker for christmas (his elder sister already has one) but it wont pair off with anything :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on December 26, 2015, 12:01:15 pm
Boxing Day hunt parading through town.Pompous tosses.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 26, 2015, 12:25:06 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 26, 2015, 11:15:35 am
Bought my son a Cambridge Audio bluetooth speaker for christmas (his elder sister already has one) but it wont pair off with anything :(

Buy things that connect with wires :)

Old Technology Good, New Technology Bad...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on December 26, 2015, 19:28:22 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 26, 2015, 12:25:06 pm
Buy things that connect with wires :)

Old Technology Good, New Technology Bad...

Try telling that to kids today and they wont believe you.....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 26, 2015, 20:12:20 pm
some consultant c*** from work expecting me to troubleshoot his home network setup..eh feck off mate...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 28, 2015, 11:16:33 am
Spiffy new coffee machine turns out to be shit.
One decent cup, then the pump stops working. Going back today.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 28, 2015, 11:40:35 am
Quote from: JonL on December 28, 2015, 11:16:33 am
Spiffy new coffee machine turns out to be shit.
One decent cup, then the pump stops working. Going back today.

Kettle, Mug, spoon of Nescafé, works every time :)

Modern Technolgy? Pah!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on December 28, 2015, 11:49:04 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 28, 2015, 11:40:35 am
Kettle, Mug, spoon of Nescafé, works every time :)

Modern Technolgy? Pah!

Nescafe tastes like mud.

I had a cracking machine for about 10 years. I was really pissed off when it conked out.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 28, 2015, 13:40:42 pm
Quote from: JonL on December 28, 2015, 11:49:04 am
Nescafe tastes like mud.


Works every time though  ;)

The way I like coffee it all tastes like mud. And I wonder why I can't sleep...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 28, 2015, 14:18:11 pm
Walked in through our front gate last night, and half noticed a piece of paper or something on the floor, but never investigated and proceeded to go indoors. 30 minutes later the eldest lads girlfriend arrives and asks if any of us have lost any money. We all say no and ask her why, to whichshe replies she'd just found £40 on the floor by the gate!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on December 30, 2015, 11:37:59 am
Gone down with a massive head cold
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 30, 2015, 13:13:56 pm
Just a general feeling of things never seem to go my way.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 31, 2015, 10:30:54 am
The Lotto. Why add 10 extra numbers? All it does now is keep rolling over, and the amount you win for the lesser prizes hasn't increased.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Tom Garrett on December 31, 2015, 16:08:52 pm
Gotta go for an echocardiogram
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 31, 2015, 17:18:13 pm
And all these fecking ads on the telly begging for money for starving Africans and for clean water. What about something for the poor people in our own country who have been suffering with the floods?! And it's about time that Pratt Cameron started using money for the people suffering over here instead of giving away abroad.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 31, 2015, 17:46:45 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 31, 2015, 17:18:13 pm
And all these fecking ads on the telly begging for money for starving Africans and for clean water. What about something for the poor people in our own country who have been suffering with the floods?! And it's about time that Pratt Cameron started using money for the people suffering over here instead of giving away abroad.
^ this
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2015, 19:41:34 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 31, 2015, 17:18:13 pm
And all these fecking ads on the telly begging for money for starving Africans and for clean water. What about something for the poor people in our own country who have been suffering with the floods?! And it's about time that Pratt Cameron started using money for the people suffering over here instead of giving away abroad.


Different degrees of desperation, don't think about "giving away abroad", think about helping your fellow man.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 31, 2015, 20:50:17 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 31, 2015, 17:46:45 pm
^ this


I thought you might say that, Tory boy. Go on then, explain to me what's wrong with looking after your own first? And don't make it too long, as I ain't interested in your political lectures.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 31, 2015, 21:37:18 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 31, 2015, 20:50:17 pm
I thought you might say that, Tory boy. Go on then, explain to me what's wrong with looking after your own first? And don't make it too long, as I ain't interested in your political lectures.
:o Calm down! I was agreeing with you but I can see why you may have thought otherwise. I'm amazed that you thought I might disagree, actually!   ;D
'Tory Boy'  ;D ;D
Not, UKIP Kid?  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on December 31, 2015, 22:06:44 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 31, 2015, 19:41:34 pm
Different degrees of desperation, don't think about "giving away abroad", think about helping your fellow man.


Exactly, it's about compassion for anyone that suffers. Where they live should be immaterial
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2015, 23:27:05 pm
 :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 31, 2015, 23:51:11 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 31, 2015, 19:41:34 pm
Different degrees of desperation, don't think about "giving away abroad", think about helping your fellow man.

In the hope of future trade deals :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 01, 2016, 00:13:26 am
NYE.  The whole thing is as depressing as feck.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 01, 2016, 02:45:25 am
Or...NYE is always great; but it depends.

Tonight, as a fairly recent new resident in the "respectable", sleepy, Tory-voting village that I now call home, at the village "club" barely 50 yards from my front door where the comfortably-off are supposed to sit round tables and sing along to Neil Diamond songs, at about 11.30pm, there was a massive Wild West kick-off for what seemed like a good five minutes during which someone got glassed.

The thing is, before this happened, our NYE was great.  And after it happened, our NYE was just as great. And in between?  Pfft.  Just a bunch of tea-time heroes getting in the way.

Still, it's such a shame this sort of thing happens where it's not expected to.

F&ck em.  I had fun. :)


Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 01, 2016, 14:10:03 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 31, 2015, 21:37:18 pm
:o Calm down! I was agreeing with you but I can see why you may have thought otherwise. I'm amazed that you thought I might disagree, actually!   ;D
'Tory Boy'  ;D ;D
Not, UKIP Kid?  ;)


Apologies mate, I now see that you were agreeing with me. At first glance I thought you were indicating that my post was your annoyance.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 01, 2016, 14:15:07 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 31, 2015, 19:41:34 pm
Different degrees of desperation, don't think about "giving away abroad", think about helping your fellow man.


You look after your own people first in my book. I ain't got a problem with people donating to aid abroad, but I've got a big problem with Cameron cutting the working mans cloth in our own country, then giving it away overseas when there are plenty who need it here.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 01, 2016, 14:16:17 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 01, 2016, 00:13:26 am
NYE.  The whole thing is as depressing as feck.


Massively agree. Thank feck it's now over again, along with Xmas.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 01, 2016, 14:18:39 pm
Quote from: döm on December 31, 2015, 22:06:44 pm
Exactly, it's about compassion for anyone that suffers. Where they live should be immaterial


I don't want to see anyone suffer mate, but strongly think that you look after your own first.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 01, 2016, 14:57:31 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 01, 2016, 14:18:39 pm
I don't want to see anyone suffer mate, but strongly think that you look after your own first.

But who will look after the people who live in a country where that doesn't happen.
Also,  a great deal of poverty and desperation in other countries is caused by first world greed.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on January 01, 2016, 15:24:07 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 01, 2016, 14:15:07 pm
You look after your own people first in my book. I ain't got a problem with people donating to aid abroad, but I've got a big problem with Cameron cutting the working mans cloth in our own country, then giving it away overseas when there are plenty who need it here.


Most of the flood losses will be covered by insurance claims, all generally replaceable material goods, much of which is manufactured by people paid a pittance compared with their western counterparts. Some people in the world are desperate just for fresh water.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 01, 2016, 16:10:01 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 01, 2016, 15:24:07 pm
Most of the flood losses will be covered by insurance claims, all generally replaceable material goods, much of which is manufactured by people paid a pittance compared with their western counterparts. Some people in the world are desperate just for fresh water.


Most - not all.

The large claims will increase premiums for the rest of us as well.....

I don't have an issue with some aid to countries in need, but we need more oversight and the concept of a defined amount based om GDP seems wrong.

As for giving aid to India who have enough money to fund their own space programme, well that's just bonkers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 01, 2016, 16:13:57 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 01, 2016, 15:24:07 pm
Most of the flood losses will be covered by insurance claims, all generally replaceable material goods, much of which is manufactured by people paid a pittance compared with their western counterparts. Some people in the world are desperate just for fresh water.
Trouble is, instead of getting the fresh water they deserve, a lot of the money is either squandered, wasted or purloined by their corrupt rulers. Rather than measure outcomes the charitable government are obsessed with levels of spend, as evidenced by their completely arbitrary spend target of 0.7% of GDP. Not to mention the creation of dependancy rather than providing their own solutions through better governance.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 02, 2016, 14:01:46 pm
Fitness level is shit. Weight at an all time high.
Wake up call received and understood.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 03, 2016, 11:56:42 am
After 13 lie ins on the trot, the alarm is now set for 4-40am tomorrow for the return to work  :(.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 05, 2016, 09:34:47 am
back to work..it's rubbish...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 05, 2016, 09:43:44 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 05, 2016, 09:34:47 am
back to work..it's rubbish...


Yep.  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on January 05, 2016, 10:18:36 am
Quote from: zoony on January 03, 2016, 11:56:42 am
After 13 lie ins on the trot, the alarm is now set for 4-40am tomorrow for the return to work  :(.


Christ!

Rather you than me.

When I have to get up early, for flights or travelling for bike races etc, I have an alarm on my phone, and its a horrible twee mobile phone tune that now reminds me of feeling tired and sick.

One of the girls in the office has it as her ring tone now on her mobile, and I swear I may have to smash the fecker to smithereens, as soon as I hear it I feel nauseus
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 09, 2016, 09:37:40 am
Angela Merkel - silly woman
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 10, 2016, 13:42:15 pm
Hungover after a mates 60th birthday bash last night. It didn't help getting up for work at 4-40 either  :-\.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 16, 2016, 11:55:47 am
Being sent a pre-sale link that isn't live when it should be... >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 16, 2016, 20:11:37 pm
Getting covered in swarf at work this afternoon due to a faulty piece of machinery.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 18, 2016, 09:25:13 am
wife's iphone ended up in the washing machine yesterday....  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 18, 2016, 11:19:29 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 18, 2016, 09:25:13 am
wife's iphone ended up in the washing machine yesterday....  :)


I would have thought that would be tinged with a certain amount of self-satisfaction....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 18, 2016, 12:07:16 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 18, 2016, 11:19:29 am
I would have thought that would be tinged with a certain amount of self-satisfaction....


Well it was me that inadvertantly put it in the machine as it was bundled up amongts bed sheets. As the phone was due for an upgrade in a couple of weeks anyway those nice people @ Vodaphone are upgrading her early with a shiny new iphone 6. SO in the end she should be thanking me really   :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 18, 2016, 12:15:29 pm
Great catch up last night with some top TNMSers, and we were well entertained by the excellent Bravado.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 18, 2016, 12:18:08 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 18, 2016, 12:15:29 pm
Great catch up last night with some top TNMSers, and we were well entertained by the excellent Bravado.


Oops, just realised this should have gone in the simple pleasures thread, lol.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on January 18, 2016, 13:37:58 pm
Dad just being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

I am absolutely devastated for him and my mum.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 18, 2016, 13:48:15 pm
Sorry to hear that Jonners.  Funny how the tide turns and you start worrying for your parents after decades of them worrying about you.  Positive vibes to you and your Mum and Dad.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 18, 2016, 14:36:57 pm
Sorry to hear that Jonners, thoughts with you and your family.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on January 18, 2016, 15:58:53 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 18, 2016, 13:37:58 pm
Dad just being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

I am absolutely devastated for him and my mum.


so sorry to hear that Jonners, thinking of you all at this sad time.
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Post by: döm on January 18, 2016, 16:02:49 pm
Awful news Jonners, really sorry to hear this
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 18, 2016, 16:34:27 pm
Can only echo the posts above, Jonners - thoughts go out to you all.
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Post by: pdw1 on January 18, 2016, 18:02:20 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 18, 2016, 16:34:27 pm
Can only echo the posts above, Jonners - thoughts go out to you all.

and me too
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 18, 2016, 20:19:44 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 18, 2016, 13:37:58 pm
Dad just being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

I am absolutely devastated for him and my mum.

Bloody Hell Jonners. that's what did for my mum last year. We only had the diagnosis for less than a week, if she'd been to see the quack about her eating problems when they first began then we could have had five years of it hanging over our heads.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 19, 2016, 00:05:04 am
Sorry to hear that Jonners; my thoughts are with you all.
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Post by: Jonners on January 19, 2016, 09:34:19 am
Thanks all.

Tough times ahead I imagine, and no idea about timescales etc. They both seem very scared at the moment

Best to make the most of what is left, we have a nice extended family, grandkids, a wide circle of family friends etc, so there will be no lack of support and good will.

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Post by: zoony on January 19, 2016, 16:51:06 pm
Sorry to hear that bad news Jonners mate. Thoughts are with you.
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Post by: Bez on January 19, 2016, 16:53:15 pm
Just to echo every one else's sentiments, Jonners...sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 19, 2016, 19:49:21 pm
Sorry to hear that. I echo everyone's sentiments
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Post by: JonL on January 19, 2016, 19:52:28 pm
A colleague constantly using staff meetings as a therapy session. Their feeling about work spelling onto Facebook too.
I do sympathise, but everyone knew she'd be a disaster, and, sadly, we are being proved right.
It takes a certain kind of hard fecker to work at our place, unfortunately, there have been too few arrived in the last couple of years.
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Post by: Tom Garrett on January 19, 2016, 20:37:15 pm
Sorry to hear this Jonners. Awful news .
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fuzzy on January 19, 2016, 21:10:42 pm
Just seen your sad news Jonners, thoughts are with you and your family
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Post by: Bez on January 21, 2016, 09:23:17 am
M&Ms

Just shit tasting Smarties...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 09:40:44 am
Quote from: Bez on January 21, 2016, 09:23:17 am
M&Ms

Just shit tasting Smarties...


Surely you don't mean the Peanut ones big man! They make life worth living!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 21, 2016, 09:50:08 am
Quote from: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 09:40:44 am
Surely you don't mean the Peanut ones big man! They make life worth living!!!


Chocolate....just found a bag left over from Christmas on my desk....

The fact that they were an annoyance didn't stop me from polishing them all off... ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 21, 2016, 12:42:16 pm
£4.99 for uncut magazine.  Not surprised printed media is dying a death.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 12:50:21 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 21, 2016, 12:42:16 pm
£4.99 for uncut magazine.  Not surprised printed media is dying a death.


Trying to satisfy your Uncircumcised Man fetish again?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 21, 2016, 14:46:43 pm
Urgh.  Youve pit me off my (chocolate) doughnut.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 21, 2016, 17:26:18 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 21, 2016, 12:42:16 pm
£4.99 for uncut magazine.  Not surprised printed media is dying a death.

Costs go p, prices go up, readership goes down. It's a vicious circle.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on January 25, 2016, 12:06:10 pm
Is there a legal way to name and shame drivers who use their mobile phones while driving.

Had a little chat with a chap this morning who really was not happy with me! LOL
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Post by: Fishy on January 25, 2016, 12:18:17 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 25, 2016, 12:06:10 pm
Is there a legal way to name and shame drivers who use their mobile phones while driving.

Had a little chat with a chap this morning who really was not happy with me! LOL


http://www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/020970465-legal-eagle-what-can-you-do-if-you-see-someone-using-their-mobile-phone-when
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on January 26, 2016, 09:40:36 am
Food recycle bin pick up this morning... so do the fecktards think ..oh its pretty windy we'll leave the empty caddie just in the driveway so it's doesn't blow  away.. oh no..let's leave it on the pavement so it gets blown to feck never to be seen again.. fecking idiots...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 26, 2016, 11:47:48 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 26, 2016, 09:40:36 amFood recycle bin pick up this morning... so do the fecktards think ..oh its pretty windy we'll leave the empty caddie just in the driveway so it's doesn't blow  away.. oh no..let's leave it on the pavement so it gets blown to feck never to be seen again.. fecking idiots...


Yep, I'd love to know how much public money is needlessly lost by these aloof numpties with zero common sense.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 26, 2016, 12:42:46 pm
Probably a 'not in the job description' health and safety type situation.

Windy as feck here, same scenario. Shit blowing everywhere.  Nice.
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Post by: Fishy on January 26, 2016, 12:53:07 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 26, 2016, 12:42:46 pm
Probably a 'not in the job description' health and safety type situation.

Windy as feck here, same scenario. Shit blowing everywhere.  Nice.


yes more in the common sense section which is non-existant to those clowns...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 26, 2016, 17:56:32 pm
People who start spreadsheets in column B......tosses
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 29, 2016, 20:26:41 pm
The Land Rover Defender is no more - thanks to the EU  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 29, 2016, 21:42:54 pm
Quote from: DavidL on January 29, 2016, 20:26:41 pm
The Land Rover Defender is no more - thanks to the EU  >:(

And the fact that the Japanese make better pieces of kit these days ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 29, 2016, 21:49:13 pm
Today's PC culture of not offending or upsetting anybody.
It's sad I know, but Mrs S and my good self like to sit down and watch Portillo on his Railway journey's, but on Wednesday the latest episode didn't appear, some celebrity Eggheads did instead. Why? Well after reading the synopsis of the episode on the TV guide Portillo was to visit the UK's first crematorium, and the following programme just happened to be to commemorate Holocaust Day.
FFS BBC, grow a pair!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 29, 2016, 21:53:11 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 29, 2016, 21:49:13 pm
Today's PC culture of not offending or upsetting anybody.
It's sad I know, but Mrs S and my good self like to sit down and watch Portillo on his Railway journey's, but on Wednesday the latest episode didn't appear, some celebrity Eggheads did instead. Why? Well after reading the synopsis of the episode on the TV guide Portillo was to visit the UK's first crematorium, and the following programme just happened to be to commemorate Holocaust Day.
FFS BBC, grow a pair!


Too many under-qualified numpties making idiotic decisions like that at the BBC, sadly.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 29, 2016, 22:39:35 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 29, 2016, 21:53:11 pm
Too many under-qualified numpties making idiotic decisions like that at the BBC, sadly.

One of the top stories on the BBC News website is "5 things we learned from Kanye's epic Twitter meltdown"

On thing I've learned: WHO GIVES A F U C K!!!!!!!

i have my curmudgeon head on today.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 29, 2016, 23:43:41 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 29, 2016, 21:42:54 pm
And the fact that the Japanese make better pieces of kit these days ;)
Really? According to 'Count Quentula' (Quentin Wilson) they were still selling in large numbers - unfortunately they were not safe or 'green' enough for the eurocrats.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 30, 2016, 14:42:51 pm
Quote from: DavidL on January 29, 2016, 23:43:41 pm
Really?

Just trying to wind you up :)

I should really have said they'd been bettered by European Manufacturers...

Personally I'd ban all these vehicles people use for off-road driving out down green lanes in the Peak District. Juts because you can drive these things down bumpy tracks doesn't mean you should.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 30, 2016, 14:47:40 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 30, 2016, 14:42:51 pm
Just trying to wind you up :)

worked  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 30, 2016, 15:48:41 pm
My son Brad took me to a Costa coffee shop today. What an over-rated, overpriced establishment it is!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 30, 2016, 17:26:32 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 30, 2016, 15:48:41 pm
My son Brad took me to a Costa coffee shop today. What an over-rated, overpriced establishment it is!
Won't hear a bad word about Costa - own shares in Whitbread. No offence intended but long may foolish people remain enamoured with over-rated, overpriced establishments   ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 30, 2016, 21:25:28 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 30, 2016, 15:48:41 pm
My son Brad took me to a Costa coffee shop today. What an over-rated, overpriced establishment it is!

Miles better than Starbucks.  But the best coffees are from independents.  Costa is just warm milk.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on January 31, 2016, 00:04:11 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 30, 2016, 21:25:28 pm
Miles better than Starbucks.  But the best coffees are from independents.  Costa is just warm milk.

I don't mind Costa. My son like to go to the one in Wallsend so I sometimes go with him. It's Blake's when I'm on the town though.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 31, 2016, 14:38:05 pm
An annoyance & pleasure....

Car Insurance. Had a quote to auto-renew for one of the cars with Direct Line. £35 more than last year - annoyance. This is fully comp with protected no-claims etc and the new quote runs to £273. Did an online quote and got a price £40 lower than the renewal. Called them and got them to match the online quote - pleasure.

The bloke tried telling me that insurance premium tax had gone up, to which I replied that I doubted it would be more than 12% of the total policy cost...

Robbing feckers. I wonder how many people just open the letter and then do nothing with it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on January 31, 2016, 15:28:58 pm
Insurance in Ireland has shot up in the last year. I paid €450 for mine last year. The cheapest I could find this year was €600
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 31, 2016, 16:44:47 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 31, 2016, 14:38:05 pm
An annoyance & pleasure....

Car Insurance. Had a quote to auto-renew for one of the cars with Direct Line. £35 more than last year - annoyance. This is fully comp with protected no-claims etc and the new quote runs to £273. Did an online quote and got a price £40 lower than the renewal. Called them and got them to match the online quote - pleasure.

The bloke tried telling me that insurance premium tax had gone up, to which I replied that I doubted it would be more than 12% of the total policy cost...

Robbing feckers. I wonder how many people just open the letter and then do nothing with it.
It's an absolute scam and should be outlawed.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 01, 2016, 09:42:31 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12131864/British-pilot-shot-dead-by-elephant-poachers.html

Pal of mine Roger, a great friend to many of my friends.

Proper old fashioned eccentric but in a really nice way

really sad
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 01, 2016, 09:55:38 am
Quote from: Jonners on February 01, 2016, 09:42:31 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12131864/British-pilot-shot-dead-by-elephant-poachers.html

Pal of mine Roger, a great friend to many of my friends.

Proper old fashioned eccentric but in a really nice way

really sad

Very sad.  An absolute hero for managing to land the heli safely.  Hopefully those responsible will be found and dealt with.
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Post by: Bez on February 01, 2016, 17:43:19 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 01, 2016, 09:55:38 am
Very sad.  An absolute hero for managing to land the heli safely.  Hopefully those responsible will be found and dealt with.


3 arrested according to the news yesterday, although quite often in these situations I suspect that the authorities arrest the first 3 people that they don't like the look of and pin the whole thing in them....

Sorry about your mate, Jonners
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 01, 2016, 22:57:56 pm
Robert Peston on ITN news tonight. The guy just cannot do live stuff without coming across like a stuttering imbecile. Can't watch him without wanting to kick the telly.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 01, 2016, 23:00:19 pm
Feels like I've got some kind of blister in my ear canal.  Painful.  Docs tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 02, 2016, 10:43:28 am
Quote from: DavidL on February 01, 2016, 22:57:56 pm
Robert Peston on ITN news tonight. The guy just cannot do live stuff without coming across like a stuttering imbecile. Can't watch him without wanting to kick the telly.


Definitely.  With his ridiculously exaggerated cadence and mannerisms he comes across as a person more interested in promoting himself than offering a sober analysis of financial affairs.

At least he's no longer on the same programme as the godawful Evan Davies.  Both of them at once was just too much.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 02, 2016, 13:16:54 pm
fecking filling fell out when I was sucking a humbug.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 04, 2016, 22:37:01 pm
My eldest lad is in agony on the sofa. He stood up to go to work at 5-15 tonight and had really bad pains in his lower back. He hasn't been able to stand up since. We'll have to get the doctor in if it's still the same in the morning.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 04, 2016, 23:51:37 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 04, 2016, 22:37:01 pm
My eldest lad is in agony on the sofa. He stood up to go to work at 5-15 tonight and had really bad pains in his lower back. He hasn't been able to stand up since. We'll have to get the doctor in if it's still the same in the morning.


Ouch...sounds like a slipped disc mate. Nasty.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 07, 2016, 17:02:11 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 04, 2016, 23:51:37 pm
Ouch...sounds like a slipped disc mate. Nasty.  :-\


Doctor diagnosed muscle spasm and has given him some painkillers. He's also given him the number of a physio and advised him to get in touch and tell him what happened.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 09, 2016, 09:23:47 am
Quote from: zoony on February 07, 2016, 17:02:11 pm
Doctor diagnosed muscle spasm and has given him some painkillers. He's also given him the number of a physio and advised him to get in touch and tell him what happened.


All about pain that is. Muscles go into spasm to protect themselves and what is "underneath", but unfortuntaley that causes more pain and discomfort.

According to my doctor, who I respect greatly, half the battle is getting the pain under control early doors with any injury. painkillers, ice, rest
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 10, 2016, 08:19:01 am
A junior doctor interviewed on breakfast news beginning every single sentence unnecessarily with "So..."  Aaaargh!  Incredibly infuriating.  It's almost enough to make you sympathise with Jeremy Hunt.  Almost.  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 10, 2016, 09:09:58 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 10, 2016, 08:19:01 am
every single sentence unnecessarily with "So..."  Aaaargh!  Incredibly infuriating.


That also irrtiates the hell out of me...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 10, 2016, 09:32:23 am
Quote from: Fishy on February 10, 2016, 09:09:58 am
That also irrtiates the hell out of me...


It's not just the younger end either; you even get older academic types doing it now.  One of the stupidest fads going.  It just shades people repeatedly ending their sentences with a hanging "...so...", which boils my piss as well.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 10, 2016, 12:10:17 pm
My 10 year old daughter has been off colour for a few weeks now, so we took her to the doctors yesterday. We've just got back in from the hospital where she had a blood test, and they must have got the results as there was a message for us from the doctors to go back and see them in the morning again. We're 99% certain of what it is, but will find out one way or another tomorrow. Worrying times.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 10, 2016, 20:05:56 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 10, 2016, 12:10:17 pm
My 10 year old daughter has been off colour for a few weeks now, so we took her to the doctors yesterday. We've just got back in from the hospital where she had a blood test, and they must have got the results as there was a message for us from the doctors to go back and see them in the morning again. We're 99% certain of what it is, but will find out one way or another tomorrow. Worrying times.
Sorry to hear your daughter is unwell - best wishes to you and your family
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 10, 2016, 20:12:25 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 10, 2016, 08:19:01 am
A junior doctor interviewed on breakfast news beginning every single sentence unnecessarily with "So..."  Aaaargh!  Incredibly infuriating.  It's almost enough to make you sympathise with Jeremy Hunt.  Almost.  >:( >:(
Just as annoying, for me, is the habit of beginning every sentence with, "Look,........." 
Usually politicians trying to imply that their statement is definitive - annoying idiots (see Tony Blair/Ed Balls)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 10, 2016, 21:48:31 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 10, 2016, 08:19:01 am
A junior doctor interviewed on breakfast news beginning every single sentence unnecessarily with "So..." 

That irritates Mrs S - and me - and I irritate Mrs S.
I also don't like people who start sentences with "like" and use it as like punctuation too >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 10, 2016, 21:49:35 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 10, 2016, 12:10:17 pm
My 10 year old daughter has been off colour for a few weeks now, so we took her to the doctors yesterday. We've just got back in from the hospital where she had a blood test, and they must have got the results as there was a message for us from the doctors to go back and see them in the morning again. We're 99% certain of what it is, but will find out one way or another tomorrow. Worrying times.

All the best Zooners - and especially daughter Zooners.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 12, 2016, 05:04:56 am
Quote from: zoony on February 10, 2016, 12:10:17 pm
My 10 year old daughter has been off colour for a few weeks now, so we took her to the doctors yesterday. We've just got back in from the hospital where she had a blood test, and they must have got the results as there was a message for us from the doctors to go back and see them in the morning again. We're 99% certain of what it is, but will find out one way or another tomorrow. Worrying times.


As we suspected, Alicia has been diagnosed with diabetes. She is currently in hospital until they get her medication and treatment sorted out. At least we caught it early. My 18 year old son has had it since he was 2, so at least we know what we're dealing with. Just so sorry for her that she's got this to live with now.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 12, 2016, 09:09:01 am
bad news.

is it a genetic thing if two kids in your family have it?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 12, 2016, 09:40:21 am
Sorry to hear that, Rob.  That's a lot to take in for all concerned.  Do you know if it's type 1 or type 2 mate?  The only kind of good news in this is that, presumably, it can be monitored and managed pretty well and shouldn't affect her overall quality of life too badly.  As someone whose partner has had diabetes for several years, I wish you all the best pal.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 13, 2016, 14:07:55 pm
1 - house with 8 girls all flushing their monthly pads down the toilet - despite there being stickers on the toilets telling them not to do so - resulting in a massive issue.

2 - court summons for an speeding issue dating back to last July - for failure to give information.  We've no idea who was driving, photos showing nothing and the police explicitly advised me to put in writing that I didn't know who was driving.  Unsure of whether to plead guilty.  Nightmare.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on February 13, 2016, 15:21:49 pm
Penalty notice for driving in a bus lane! Time on offence was 1900 hrs. I had no idea I had driven in a bus lane as I was driving in an unfamiliar area and I was following my sat nav. The weather was shocking and it was very dark. The road that I supposedly committed this heinous crime was deserted as the pictures shown on the penalty notice show a solitary vehicle! I have appealed as I thought you could drive in a bus lane after 7pm anyway? >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Summerland on February 13, 2016, 19:44:35 pm
This is fairly standard info on the use of bus lanes

"Bus lanes are easily identifiable to a driver; they are clearly marked with a white line and the words Bus, Cycle and Taxi will be marked on the road in various places along the bus lane. There is also a sign before the bus lane begins clearly stating the times of operation. Bus lane camera signs are also in place."
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 13, 2016, 20:21:57 pm
You got any fairly standard info on when the fuzz tell you can't admit to something you're not sure you did and then prosecute you for failing to give info, Mr Land?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 13, 2016, 20:45:03 pm
Quote from: Red Star on February 13, 2016, 15:21:49 pm
I had no idea I had driven in a bus lane as I was driving in an unfamiliar area and I was following my sat nav.

So, you were only following orders...

DEATH TO SAT NAV!!!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 13, 2016, 20:49:54 pm
Quote from: Jonners on February 12, 2016, 09:09:01 am
bad news.

is it a genetic thing if two kids in your family have it?


My uncle had it bad mate. It looks like it's skipped a generation  :(.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 13, 2016, 20:50:58 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 12, 2016, 09:40:21 am
Sorry to hear that, Rob.  That's a lot to take in for all concerned.  Do you know if it's type 1 or type 2 mate?  The only kind of good news in this is that, presumably, it can be monitored and managed pretty well and shouldn't affect her overall quality of life too badly.  As someone whose partner has had diabetes for several years, I wish you all the best pal.


Type 1 mate. Type 2 is very rare in kids.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on February 13, 2016, 21:15:17 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 10, 2016, 08:19:01 am
A junior doctor interviewed on breakfast news beginning every single sentence unnecessarily with "So..."  Aaaargh!  Incredibly infuriating.  It's almost enough to make you sympathise with Jeremy Hunt.  Almost.  >:( >:(


I suspect folk are instructed to use it through media training etc?

http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-everyone-is-starting-sentences-with-the-word-so-2014-5?IR=T
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 13, 2016, 21:22:18 pm
Quote from: NeilP on February 13, 2016, 21:15:17 pm
I suspect folk are instructed to use it through media training etc?

http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-everyone-is-starting-sentences-with-the-word-so-2014-5?IR=T

So (ouch!) people pay other people to teach them how to sound like a complete dumbass when they speak.

I'm in the wrong line of business...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 14, 2016, 01:52:21 am
Quote from: NeilP on February 13, 2016, 21:15:17 pm
I suspect folk are instructed to use it through media training etc?

http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-everyone-is-starting-sentences-with-the-word-so-2014-5?IR=T


Well that's a typical article with a clickbait headline that explains precisely nothing.

I've heard people in business use stupid, post-modern buzz-phrase cant, but not to the extent of this unparodyable rhetorical tic of starting virtually every sentence with "So". 

It appears to be the preserve of pseudo-academics trying to look clever when they get to be interviewed on telly.  Just...no.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Summerland on February 14, 2016, 11:35:26 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 13, 2016, 20:21:57 pm
You got any fairly standard info on when the fuzz tell you can't admit to something you're not sure you did and then prosecute you for failing to give info, Mr Land?


the ridiculousness of the law regarding declaration of driver information has been recently exposed/highlighted by the failure to prosecute anyone for the attack by vehicle on the cyclist, that the cyclist filmed. A gentleman received six points and a circa £100 fine for not declaring driver information, when what happened was, to many eyes, attempted murder.

As for "your" speeding tickets, if I had a dollar for each time an officer has said something to the public that didn't hold water upon cursory examination then [.....etc.......]



 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on February 14, 2016, 23:31:01 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 12, 2016, 05:04:56 am
As we suspected, Alicia has been diagnosed with diabetes. She is currently in hospital until they get her medication and treatment sorted out. At least we caught it early. My 18 year old son has had it since he was 2, so at least we know what we're dealing with. Just so sorry for her that she's got this to live with now.

Sorry to here this, Zoony.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 15, 2016, 12:28:19 pm
We've got everything moved out of the kitchen and into the lounge ready for the floor to be laminated today. Carpet right phoned up earlier to say their fitter has done his back in, and they're on the lookout for a suitable replacement. Hope they get one sorted soon!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 15, 2016, 12:53:45 pm
X files/Walking Dead/Vinyl all on at the same time tonight!

(yes I know I can record them.)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 15, 2016, 16:18:08 pm
Stephen Fry leaving twitter..so fecking what ...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 15, 2016, 17:48:49 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 15, 2016, 16:18:08 pm
Stephen Fry leaving twitter..so fecking what ...
Attention-seeking luvvie
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on February 16, 2016, 11:10:16 am
My ageing hips.
Cant kick with any power anymore, its really depressing. I once broke someone's rib through a kick shield (not something I'm proud of, other than knowing I had some welly). Now I can barely put any strength into it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 16, 2016, 19:05:31 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 15, 2016, 12:28:19 pm
We've got everything moved out of the kitchen and into the lounge ready for the floor to be laminated today. Carpet right phoned up earlier to say their fitter has done his back in, and they're on the lookout for a suitable replacement. Hope they get one sorted soon!


Being done tomorrow afternoon now. I expect some discount for the inconvenience as well.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 17, 2016, 19:25:27 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 16, 2016, 19:05:31 pm
Being done tomorrow afternoon now. I expect some discount for the inconvenience as well.


Don't get me decking started on this again  >:(. To cut a long story short, we're now having vinyl fitted on the floor tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on February 21, 2016, 16:07:08 pm
Decking? In your kitchen? :D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 22, 2016, 12:47:20 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on February 21, 2016, 16:07:08 pm
Decking? In your kitchen? :D


The vinyl looks very nice to be fair, and was less than half the price of laminate, which I was told was unsuitable for a dog anyway.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 22, 2016, 16:42:44 pm
Tarragon..its fecking awful isn't it....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 22, 2016, 16:46:32 pm
Some fecking bint was parallel parking and hit my (shitty second) motor not once, but TWICE.  The second time she didnt seem to realize bumper was to bumper and she moved my motor about 2 feet.  All this as I was approaching the car.  I think I perhaps caused more damage to her car as I politely knocked on her passenger door with my fist.

She sped off.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Stewart on February 23, 2016, 10:09:58 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 22, 2016, 16:46:32 pm
Some fecking bint was parallel parking and hit my (shitty second) motor not once, but TWICE.  The second time she didnt seem to realize bumper was to bumper and she moved my motor about 2 feet.  All this as I was approaching the car.  I think I perhaps caused more damage to her car as I politely knocked on her passenger door with my fist.

She sped off.


She probably thought you were going to do her some damage :D

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 24, 2016, 11:20:27 am
Saw the stroke doctor on my MRI scan follow-up yesterday.  The upshot is that there is still evidence of brain damage (albeit very mild), and therefore he's "upgraded" my mini-stroke to a stroke (albeit still a relatively mild one).  But the real annoyance is that I have to take three sets of tablets every day to lessen the risk of it happening again, even though I feel like there's absolutely nothing wrong with me.  The doc also ruled out a causal link between this seemingly freak episode and significant extreme physical and mental stress I was undergoing at the time (we were in the middle of a house move at short notice, amongst other things).  I can't really accept it was purely coincidental (extreme stress = extreme hypertension = stroke episode), especially given my relatively young age and good overall fitness and diet, but there it is.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 24, 2016, 17:03:30 pm
Last thing you need at the minute, I'd imagine.  Take it easy, fella.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 24, 2016, 17:12:44 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 24, 2016, 17:03:30 pm
Last thing you need at the minute, I'd imagine.  Take it easy, fella.


Thanks mate - yes, bigger things happening at the moment anyway. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 24, 2016, 18:37:50 pm
The BBC. Good use of licence payer's money - paying compensation to the bloke that got smacked in the kisser by that egotistical oaf Clarkson  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 24, 2016, 21:30:56 pm
Wondering how the long-past-embarrassing Brit Awards manages to plumb ever greater, blander depths of utter shitness.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 24, 2016, 21:47:52 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 24, 2016, 11:20:27 am
The doc also ruled out a causal link between this seemingly freak episode and significant extreme physical and mental stress I was undergoing at the time (we were in the middle of a house move at short notice, amongst other things).  I can't really accept it was purely coincidental (extreme stress = extreme hypertension = stroke episode), especially given my relatively young age and good overall fitness and diet, but there it is.  :-\

Trust him, he's a Doctor. The human mind is very good at putting two and two together to make five.

Mind, the Mother in Law's first stoke was diagnosed as a "Brain Tumour" and she's on so many pills she rattles...

Just take it steady young man :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 25, 2016, 07:12:28 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 24, 2016, 21:47:52 pm
Trust him, he's a Doctor. The human mind is very good at putting two and two together to make five.

Mind, the Mother in Law's first stoke was diagnosed as a "Brain Tumour" and she's on so many pills she rattles...

Just take it steady young man :)


:)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on February 25, 2016, 07:47:55 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 24, 2016, 21:47:52 pm
Just take it steady young man :)

Aye, too many 'synth' posts and football write-ups ahead of you Matt...  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 25, 2016, 08:34:26 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 24, 2016, 17:03:30 pm
Take it easy, fella.
Second that -look after yourself, Matt.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 29, 2016, 09:33:34 am
SKy deleting all my recorded BlackList episodes overnight!

Twats!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 29, 2016, 13:19:55 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on February 25, 2016, 07:47:55 am
Aye, too many 'synth' posts and football write-ups ahead of you Matt...  ;)
Quote from: DavidL on February 25, 2016, 08:34:26 am
Second that -look after yourself, Matt.


Ha!  Thank you gentlemen. :)

The little un has long, thin fingers; potentially they'll fit a keyboard perfectly (this observation will be in the appropriate thread for some). :D 8)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 29, 2016, 23:31:18 pm
David Miliband. He gets paid £425k a year to talk absolute drivel on behalf of International Rescue - FAB (for him anyway).
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 01, 2016, 20:23:24 pm
Parents being allowed to 'choose' their child's school - whoever thought that was a good idea had a degree in stupid >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on March 01, 2016, 21:24:13 pm
Quote from: DavidL on March 01, 2016, 20:23:24 pm
Parents being allowed to 'choose' their child's school - whoever thought that was a good idea had a degree in stupid >:(

That would have been Thatcher then
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 01, 2016, 21:56:09 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on March 01, 2016, 21:24:13 pm
That would have been Thatcher then
Stupid Maggie, although those that followed and persisted with the idea are just as misguided - barmpots
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 11:03:41 am
uswitch.com telling me I wil save £450 a year on my combined heating bills

The problem is that its Scottish Power......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on March 02, 2016, 11:03:53 am
Quote from: pdw1 on March 01, 2016, 21:24:13 pm
That would have been Thatcher then


I'd love to blame Thatcher but I started secondary school in '77 and remember having to put a list of schools down on a form - hopeful that you would get your first choice
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on March 02, 2016, 12:32:41 pm
Getting stuck behind nightmare drivers on the way to, and back from shopping this morning.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 12:37:45 pm
Quote from: zoony on March 02, 2016, 12:32:41 pm
Getting stuck behind nightmare drivers on the way to, and back from shopping this morning.


that's because shopping is a woman's job, ergo you were stuck behind women drivers

:o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on March 02, 2016, 12:48:13 pm
Quote from: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 12:37:45 pm
that's because shopping is a woman's job, ergo you were stuck behind women drivers

:o


I love grocery shopping mate, we always go for a feed straight after  :).
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 02, 2016, 13:53:08 pm
Quote from: döm on March 02, 2016, 11:03:53 am
I'd love to blame Thatcher but I started secondary school in '77 and remember having to put a list of schools down on a form - hopeful that you would get your first choice
We had two secondary schools in our town. They both provided the same standard of education. In general, you went to the one you were closest to. In the outlying villages there was a possibility that some of the kids from the local primary would be split between two nearby secondary schools (the parents may have had to state a preference in that case). Kids could cycle to their school (buses were provided for the villages).
Unfortunately, nowadays if you have to use the roads for work, you are competing for space with mums and dads that have to take their kids to a school miles from their home. During my schooldays, you could send your kids to a 'better' school but you had to pay for it.
I feel for parents that, when led to belive that they have a choice, are denied a place for their child at the school they've chosen or those that have to travel silly distances because the local school is oversubscribed. Bonkers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on March 02, 2016, 14:10:31 pm
I was brought up in North London where there were a number of schools easily accessible by public transport so choice was available.  Whether I made the right one is open to debate !

Can't help thinking that part of the problem is this half baked plan of allowing  schools to be set up at the whim of local community groups.  Taking the planning away from local authorities seems a little short sighted and means that analysing population trends and forecasting demand is out of the window.  No wonder there are areas really suffering from over-subscription.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 02, 2016, 15:26:26 pm
Quote from: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 11:03:41 am
uswitch.com telling me I wil save £450 a year on my combined heating bills

The problem is that its Scottish Power......

Don't do it.  They are the most useless fecking shower I've ever had the pleasure to deal with.  The CANNOT bill correctly, even when spoon fed readings.  I have bills on my desk dating back 2 years for properties that I manage where I'm still waiting for a correct bill.  Every 6 weeks I get another bill with another random amount.  fecking useless pricks.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 15:28:53 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 02, 2016, 15:26:26 pm
Don't do it.  They are the most useless fecking shower I've ever had the pleasure to deal with.  The CANNOT bill correctly, even when spoon fed readings.  I have bills on my desk dating back 2 years for properties that I manage where I'm still waiting for a correct bill.  Every 6 weeks I get another bill with another random amount.  fecking useless pricks.


I do recall some grumblings from yourself and Matt! Never fear, I have gone with the next company down on the list, First utility

No doubt someone will have a horror story or two about this lot too of course.....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 02, 2016, 15:45:56 pm
Quote from: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 15:28:53 pm
I do recall some grumblings from yourself and Matt! Never fear, I have gone with the next company down on the list, First utility


Probably the wisest move.  Scottish Power and I have kind of, and very, very tentatively, kissed and made up - but only after a long-running dispute where the ombudsman ruled almost completely in my favour (the one issue on which they didn't was only because that part of my complaint fell out of their remit).

Since then SP have treated me quite reasonably, including a new agreed tariff which is decent value.  However, with hindsight, I would never have become their customer in the first place; Scottish Power are a tarnished, toxic brand, generally speaking.

On balance, my advice would be to avoid them; what you sacrifice financially by choosing another supplier would likely be more than made up by the improved quality and efficiency of service, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 02, 2016, 15:58:30 pm
I've been with E-on for the last couple of years.. no problems at all.. i give them meter readings every month so no approx bills... we tend to go into debit during the colder months but the "summer" !!?  months tend to then puts us back in credit and for the last couple of years e-on have refunded any credit at the end of the year without being asked for it...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 16:43:04 pm
Quote from: Fishy on March 02, 2016, 15:58:30 pm
I've been with E-on for the last couple of years.. no problems at all.. i give them meter readings every month so no approx bills... we tend to go into debit during the colder months but the "summer" !!?  months tend to then puts us back in credit and for the last couple of years e-on have refunded any credit at the end of the year without being asked for it...


Until today I was Eon, happily assuming I was getting a great deal

Not any more! £480 wiped straight off our bill moving though uswitch.com and they are managing the whole process

simples........
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 02, 2016, 19:08:22 pm
Quote from: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 16:43:04 pm
Until today I was Eon, happily assuming I was getting a great deal

Not any more! £480 wiped straight off our bill moving though uswitch.com and they are managing the whole process

simples........
I'm happy with EDF. Their 'Blue + Price Promise' tariffs have always seemed competitive and  are updated regularly, no exit fees and switching to another (cheaper) tariff is a couple of mouse clicks and submit meter readings.
Changed my mum's for her last week saving her nearly £150 a year, and she was on a fairly good deal as it was. If energy prices keep falling I'll continue with this method for the foreseeable. Any company that is contractually obliged to inform you of cheaper tariffs (Price Promise) is likely to remain competitive IMO.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on March 02, 2016, 19:36:54 pm
Quote from: DavidL on March 02, 2016, 19:08:22 pm
I'm happy with EDF. Their 'Blue + Price Promise' tariffs have always seemed competitive and  are updated regularly, no exit fees and switching to another (cheaper) tariff is a couple of mouse clicks and submit meter readings.



Ditto, although I still do an annual comparison...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on March 06, 2016, 23:05:21 pm
Injuring my back picking up a pair of shoes. In agony.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on March 07, 2016, 02:05:20 am
Quote from: JonL on March 06, 2016, 23:05:21 pm
Injuring my back picking up a pair of shoes. In agony.

You will insist in using those platforms of yours..... :-X

Joking aside, take it easy! Like most of us, you probably bent at the hips instead of bending at the knees   :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 07, 2016, 15:52:46 pm
Every time I think I've completed my course of post-mild stroke appointments I get another one sent through my letter box.  I know the specialist is covering all the bases but still...I'm starting to feel like a test subject.  Given I have a healthy weight, diet, lifestyle and feel perfectly well maybe I'm the control.  Albeit one whose recent MRI scan showed very mild brain damage. ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on March 07, 2016, 16:12:45 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-35745008

Not sure if anyone saw this over the weekend. Horrible.

Woman and child doing fine, the defendant from what looks to be a decent, affluent and stable background

Scary
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 08, 2016, 13:39:58 pm
Baroness Mone of Mayfair... fecking hell...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 15, 2016, 19:29:44 pm
Radio 5's coverage of the first day at Cheltenham - ruined by continual  sound problems. You'd have thought they would know what they were doing by now.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on March 17, 2016, 12:27:04 pm
About to have a company do at the glee club, and the idiots in the office already talking about heckling, and what pretend job we will do if the comedian asks us

I may sit at a different table
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 17, 2016, 16:23:34 pm
The worst, and I mean, the worst bagpipers I have ever heard are playing outside the office right now. Granted it's hard to distinguish good playing from bad playing, but this is truly shocking.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 17, 2016, 16:41:16 pm
Missing tonight's wolf alice gig because the wife isn't well.  Not an annoyance, just a disappointment...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on March 17, 2016, 17:41:47 pm
It's a posset when that happens. Sad circumstances led to is missing Will Varley last month, I was really looking forward to that.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 17, 2016, 20:17:29 pm
 :-\

Hate the thought of tickets going to waste..but it only became apparent around 3pm.  Was going with a mate from
Leeds and I have his ticket too...he's been great about it, but still.

Fed and bathed the kids and put them to bed and have been doing hot water bottles for the missus every hour.  Disappointment mixed with knowing that I should be here not there and if I'd have gone I would have just felt guilty and likely had a crap time anyway...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 18, 2016, 00:29:39 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 17, 2016, 20:17:29 pm
:-\

Hate the thought of tickets going to waste..but it only became apparent around 3pm.  Was going with a mate from
Leeds and I have his ticket too...he's been great about it, but still.

Fed and bathed the kids and put them to bed and have been doing hot water bottles for the missus every hour.  Disappointment mixed with knowing that I should be here not there and if I'd have gone I would have just felt guilty and likely had a crap time anyway...


Me this time last year: "Gutted you're missing the gig and you have to look after an ill family member"
Me this time this year: "Gutted you have an ill family member, hope you offload the tickets"  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on March 18, 2016, 08:48:17 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 18, 2016, 00:29:39 am
Me this time last year: "Gutted you're missing the gig and you have to look after an ill family member"
Me this time this year: "Gutted you have an ill family member, hope you offload the tickets"  :-\


All change!  :o
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 19, 2016, 17:20:32 pm
Got back from my bike ride to find the dining room radiator had "exploded" A jet of water has soaked the carpet and saturated the boy's model railway layout.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on March 20, 2016, 13:28:08 pm
Alicia put a CD in the car stereo when I'd already got one in there. Now it's fecked, and my E...SL album is trapped!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on March 24, 2016, 14:17:35 pm
Just had my Fender EVH returned to me after a set-up and it seems fine other than, for some unfathomable reason,  the numpty who tuned it has tuned it to drop-Db.  What a knob.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 26, 2016, 20:43:55 pm
Went out for the day yesterday.  Locked the study door using the internal door bolt that fits into the frame.  Come back and it won't open.  Locksmith tried drilling it out and failed.  Suggested another locksmith who's coming on Tuesday.  If he can't do it, I fear I'm going to have to get a joiner to do it, meaning damage to the original door and frame.

Totally fecked off.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 26, 2016, 21:04:25 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 26, 2016, 20:43:55 pm
Went out for the day yesterday.  Locked the study door using the internal door bolt that fits into the frame.  Come back and it won't open.  Locksmith tried drilling it out and failed.  Suggested another locksmith who's coming on Tuesday.  If he can't do it, I fear I'm going to have to get a joiner to do it, meaning damage to the original door and frame.

Totally fecked off.
Can you get hold of a multi-tool (like a Dremel) with a metal-cutting blade? If you can get the blade in the space between the door and the frame you may be able to cut through the bolt. That would save hacking a lump out of the door frame.

http://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/multi-tools/cat830708
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 26, 2016, 21:12:57 pm
Door closes onto a rebate, so that's not possible.  Cheers for the post though...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 30, 2016, 08:49:03 am
It's early but.....Anna Soubry. She speak with forked tongue.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on March 30, 2016, 09:16:35 am
on call ..call at 4.45 from some douchbag who couldn't login..feck off c***...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on March 30, 2016, 10:48:17 am
No one else picking up the fecking phone. It rings incessantly, it's never for me, someone else get off your arse and pick it up.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 07, 2016, 09:56:12 am
Not being able to do a load of gigs for a variety of reasons...Wolf Alice, Mark Lanegan, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, Beck, Last Shadow Puppets......AC/DC

Irritating.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: JonL on April 07, 2016, 16:59:15 pm
Ah, man.
Missing one is bad enough.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on April 08, 2016, 19:31:09 pm
Where has everyone gone who used to post on here?  :(.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 08, 2016, 23:04:28 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 08, 2016, 19:31:09 pm
Where has everyone gone who used to post on here?  :(.


We all need a controversial topic to chew on mate, like how ESL is better than ATWAS.  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 09, 2016, 18:50:53 pm
Dropped my fitness watch on the tiled kitchen floor when I got in from my ride today. Now it's unfit for anything.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on April 11, 2016, 13:31:43 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 08, 2016, 23:04:28 pm
We all need a controversial topic to chew on mate, like how ESL is better than ATWAS.  ;)  ;D


That's not controversial though mate, just fact.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 11, 2016, 21:40:26 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 08, 2016, 23:04:28 pm
We all need a controversial topic to chew on mate, like how ESL is better than ATWAS.  ;)  ;D

That's not controversial though mate, just fiction.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on April 13, 2016, 00:29:15 am
Bloody O2 Arena in London who couldn't organise enough security.
We cued for over half an hour for a perfunctory pat down and confiscation of all water fruit.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 13, 2016, 21:45:25 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on April 13, 2016, 00:29:15 am
We cued for over half an hour

Bloody Hell! Even Cliff Thorburn was quicker than that...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on April 13, 2016, 21:51:22 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 13, 2016, 21:45:25 pm
Bloody Hell! Even Cliff Thorburn was quicker than that...

It was late and I was still pissed off.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on April 14, 2016, 08:37:29 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 13, 2016, 21:45:25 pm
Bloody Hell! Even Cliff Thorburn was quicker than that...


quick and Cliff Thorburn... never seem them in the same sentence until this morning...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 14, 2016, 20:49:10 pm
Managed to lose a set of car keys >:(

I'm sure I zipped up my cycling top pocket after I got the bike out of the garage. Can't see it on the garage floor or drive anywhere. Retraced half my route with no success. Arse.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on April 22, 2016, 09:40:04 am
Anders Breivik winning an appeal over his so called human rights. That piece of shit lost those when he slaughtered 77 innocent people.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on April 22, 2016, 13:52:33 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 22, 2016, 09:40:04 am
Anders Breivik winning an appeal over his so called human rights. That piece of shit lost those when he slaughtered 77 innocent people.
Yes, absolutely dreadful decision. Norway has completely ridiculed its justice system and undermined the principles of human rights. The ultra-liberal Norwegians responsible for this should be ashamed.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on April 22, 2016, 14:03:20 pm
Nicholas Witchell and his twee grovelling little royal comments...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2016, 14:58:19 pm
Bet he gets a knighthood or something similar. Obsequious little toad.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 24, 2016, 01:33:56 am
Completely agree.

Disestablish the ludicrous monarchy, put them out to pasture and let them take the beyond-parody CofE with them.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on April 24, 2016, 13:45:15 pm
Having a 6 am start tomorrow after going to see  La Villa Strangiato tonight. I'm sure they'll be worth it though.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on May 02, 2016, 12:48:24 pm
Phone call from credit card company - someone is trying to hack my cards.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 02, 2016, 13:31:51 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on May 02, 2016, 12:48:24 pm
Phone call from credit card company - someone is trying to hack my cards.

Happened to me twice last year - CC company very quick to react.  Was a pain having to update all of my accounts, but worth it, obviously.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 02, 2016, 18:34:11 pm
A shite Bank Holiday weekend being topped off by somehow twisting my lower back.  Woe is me. :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 02, 2016, 22:11:35 pm
Put the BBC News on and the Breaking News is that Leicester City are Premier League Champions and the Prime Minister is tweeting his congratulations. Yes, Leicester have done well in breaking the prevailing PL Hegemony, but even on a slow News day, is this really worthy of being headline news?
NO, BECUASE IT'S ONLY BLOODY SOCCER. The fact that they are now showing a load of pissed-up, shaven-headed, knuckle-dragging, brain-dead morons with kids with strange shapes shaved into their hair noncing about shows what a pathetic thing it is. Hardly a cure for Cancer is it?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 04, 2016, 09:14:13 am
Nick Gibb: utter numpty;

Nicky Morgan: complete and utter numpty;

Hunt: homeopath crank in charge of the NHS.

Time Cameron relieved the Cabinet of these imbeciles.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Paul Sheehan on May 05, 2016, 17:08:17 pm
People who arrive late at gigs.
At last nights Yes concert at the Colston Hall some numptys were coming in so late they actually missed the whole of the Drama album.
What's the point besides distracting the people who arrived on time.
I have never seen so many OAPs in one place or mobility scooters at a gig.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 05, 2016, 23:20:57 pm
Quote from: Paul Sheehan on May 05, 2016, 17:08:17 pm

I have never seen so many OAPs in one place or mobility scooters at a gig.

Ever been to see the Moody Blues?  :P :-[ :-X
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 09, 2016, 19:15:46 pm
The thieving bastards EON upping my electricity bill from £78 a month to £138!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on May 09, 2016, 19:29:54 pm
Remember that's not your bill but your monthly payment towards your quarterly bill. As is usual with the energy companies they always take an average over the high usage winter months and try and up your monthly payments in the hope that you build up a nice credit with them and they earn interest on your cash and hope you overlook the balance accrued in their favour. While it is wise to ensure you pay enough to cover your bill you could ask them to reduce it based on a yearly average bill.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on May 10, 2016, 20:29:06 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on May 09, 2016, 19:15:46 pmThe thieving bastards EON upping my electricity bill from £78 a month to £138!!!!

Call E.ON to resolve this. Say specifically that you're not happy and you want to raise a complaint.  Before you call, check the following things and write down your answers as the advisor should cover these points. 

Check the meter reading on your most recent statement. Then read your actual meter. Does your meter reading line up with what's been billed? Does the meter serial number on the bill match the serial number on your meter? If not, you can give the reading and the serial number to E.ON to rebill your account.

Check your last 3 or 4 statements. What does it say next to your meter readings? An "A" means that the reading was taken by a meter reader. If it says "E" it means it was an estimated reading. If it says "C" that is a reading you provided (C = customer). A series of estimated readings followed by an actual reading can result in a much higher balance than expected (therefore resulting in an increased payment) but that doesn't mean the amount billed is incorrect. It just means that the previous bills were too low and didn't reflect your actual cost.

What was the balance on your last 3 statements? Was it a debit amount that kept increasing? If this is the case it means the £78 per month wasn't enough to meet the cost of what you used every month. If there's no issue with the meter reads it means the increase is designed to clear that balance over several months rather than demanding it all in one lump sum. Once the balance is cleared the payments will reduce down to an amount that will cover the cost of the energy you use. Ask the advisor how many months they've spread the payment over. 

You've said that this is for your electricity bill. Do you have mains gas? If not, you will have some kind of electric heating system. Or you may use plug in heaters. The latter is an expensive way to heat your home. Even if they are oil-filled or the small desktop fan type, they can cost between 14p and 30p an hour to run. Over the course of a winter that can add up quickly.

If the advisors at E.ON do not resolve your issue (and they should ask you if they have) message me on Facebook.

Quote from: Nick on May 09, 2016, 19:29:54 pmAs is usual with the energy companies they always take an average over the high usage winter months and try and up your monthly payments in the hope that you build up a nice credit with them and they earn interest on your cash and hope you overlook the balance accrued in their favour.

E.ON takes an average of a property's past 12 months' consumption (not just the winter months) to build a forecast of the next year's costs. As long as there are at least two actual reads in the past 18 months and no major changes in energy consumption at the property these forecasts tend to be very reliable.

The thing to bear in mind is that a flat monthly payment for a variable monthly cost means that in some months the payment will be higher than the cost, therefore building a credit. With energy usage this tends to happen over the summer months. However the credit built up will cover the cost of energy in the winter months when the monthly payment is lower than the cost of the energy used.

A last point: E.ON changed their spring annual review policy a few years ago so now the annual review happens approximately 12 months after the customer sets up a new monthly Direct Debit. A customer who has lower bills in the summer and sets up a Direct Debit in September or October will effectively bypass the summer credit scenario, i.e. they will build a debit balance over the winter that gets cleared in the summer months.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on May 10, 2016, 21:20:24 pm
Some valid points there, it,s just that I can never remember any energy company telling me they are going to reduce my payments or offering to pay back any large credit I have had on account, relying on me to request a refund. How much money must be held in credit across the energy companies would be interesting to know.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 10, 2016, 21:35:41 pm
Tweet them.  It's far quicker - watch just how quickly they respond...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on May 10, 2016, 23:11:40 pm
Quote from: Nick on May 10, 2016, 21:20:24 pm
Some valid points there, it,s just that I can never remember any energy company telling me they are going to reduce my payments or offering to pay back any large credit I have had on account, relying on me to request a refund. How much money must be held in credit across the energy companies would be interesting to know.



From E.ON's website:


"If you're in credit by £5 or more at the time of your annual review and we've had an accurate meter reading within the last six months we'll automatically refund you."

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 13, 2016, 09:14:35 am
Got a nasty pain in my ear. Off down the docs at 11.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on May 13, 2016, 12:04:49 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 13, 2016, 09:14:35 am
Got a nasty pain in my ear. Off down the docs at 11.


[misogynist] Are you sure it isn't just Wendy....[/misogynist]

::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 13, 2016, 14:07:54 pm
Quote from: Bez on May 13, 2016, 12:04:49 pm
[misogynist] Are you sure it isn't just Wendy....[/misogynist]

::)


:)

I'm just waiting for the "It'll be ESL's production" posts...  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on May 13, 2016, 14:53:58 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 13, 2016, 14:07:54 pm
:)

I'm just waiting for the "It'll be ESL's production" posts...  ;)


Maybe we should all go for a hearing test then!

They cant have released something so muffled, could they?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on May 14, 2016, 18:25:40 pm
If only they had muffled T4E.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on May 19, 2016, 11:48:59 am
and VT everything got turned up to 11... horrible album to listen to...very headache inducing...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 21, 2016, 11:10:12 am
Having agreed a price on the late mother-in-laws house at the end of Feb, it fell through on Wednesday. What a pisser.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on May 25, 2016, 21:09:08 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on May 09, 2016, 19:15:46 pm
The thieving bastards EON upping my electricity bill from £78 a month to £138!!!!
I think I can beat that! Just done a switch to another tariff with EDF which is going to save me £270 per year (I know, I can't quite believe it either!). After going through the online process, my re-calculated monthly payment has risen from £54 to £131!! It seems that the problem is that I have a debit of £151 on my account and the account is due for review 15th August. Instead of adding my projected energy cost for the next 12 months to the debit amount and averaging my monthly payments to suit, their 'system' wants to force me to pay all the debit amount by the review date - totally ludicrous.
Even more so as I submitted meter readings on 13th May and they did not change my direct debit. So, a good idea to change to a cheaper tariff but you'll have to sell the silver to afford the first few monthly payments unless you are prepared to spend 20 minutes of precious time with an online advisor persuading him to change the monthly payment to something sensible - I suppose in order to save such a large amout, a little frustration must be endured!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on May 28, 2016, 09:44:08 am
Off to IKEA this afternoon.
Will need lots of alcohol to calm down afterwards.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on May 28, 2016, 19:09:48 pm
Flight delays ...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on May 29, 2016, 17:27:20 pm
Ryanair.... a very dehumanised organisation
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Oor Wullie on May 31, 2016, 00:22:34 am
This is more of a sadness for me rather than annoyance.

My brother Peter took I'll while driving yesterday and luckily his stepson managed to help him bring the car to a safe stop. He was rushed into hospital where the doctors have diagnosed terminal brain cancer (with a tumour) and lung cancer. None of it is operable and have informed by doctors today that he may only have 2 to 3 weeks to live.

I'm gutted as he is my only brother.

:'(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 31, 2016, 02:39:11 am
Shit, I'm so sorry Wullie.  All my thoughts and love to you and your family in the coming weeks. X
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on May 31, 2016, 07:57:37 am
Wullie, that's truly dreadful news mate, so sad.
Be strong for the family and my heartfelt thoughts are with you all at this time.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 31, 2016, 08:20:40 am
Sad to hear, Willie, just unbelievable.  Stay strong mate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Oor Wullie on May 31, 2016, 09:09:53 am
Thank you guys. It's much appreciated.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: TerrBerr on May 31, 2016, 09:14:52 am
Aww Wullie, so sorry to hear this. :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Blastzone on May 31, 2016, 09:48:21 am
Willie

Unbelievable news ..

So so sad to hear this mate :'(

Thoughts with you all...speak soon

Gordon
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on May 31, 2016, 10:35:11 am
Really sorry to hear this
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 31, 2016, 12:32:21 pm
So sorry to read that Wullie. Thoughts are with you mate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on May 31, 2016, 17:56:07 pm
So sorry to hear this Wullie. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on May 31, 2016, 18:04:09 pm
Wullie, there aren't any words mate... so sorry to hear this. Thoughts with you and the family....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on May 31, 2016, 20:19:52 pm
Sorry to hear this terribly sad news
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Summerland on May 31, 2016, 21:18:55 pm
So sorry to hear this awful news, Willie. All good thoughts and best wishes for you and your family
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 31, 2016, 21:43:32 pm
Willie, that's awful news. You and your brother's family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 06, 2016, 09:39:17 am
c***s  who piss you around on gumtree...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 06, 2016, 12:56:21 pm
Lazy, inconsiderate c***s who park and leave their vehicle clearly unattended in supermarket drop-off zones.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 06, 2016, 13:19:48 pm
c***s  who piss you around on gumtree...who then get upset cos you've sold something they thought they might be getting but didn't cos they pissed you around... the lesson then.. don't act like a c*** and piss people off you prick...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on June 06, 2016, 13:30:52 pm
Quote from: Oor Wullie on May 31, 2016, 00:22:34 am
This is more of a sadness for me rather than annoyance.

My brother Peter took I'll while driving yesterday and luckily his stepson managed to help him bring the car to a safe stop. He was rushed into hospital where the doctors have diagnosed terminal brain cancer (with a tumour) and lung cancer. None of it is operable and have informed by doctors today that he may only have 2 to 3 weeks to live.

I'm gutted as he is my only brother.

:'(


Only just seen this Willie - this is terrible news - thoughts are with you, your brother and the family. Puts things in perspective when you hear things like this............
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on June 06, 2016, 14:40:27 pm
Quote from: Oor Wullie on May 31, 2016, 00:22:34 am
This is more of a sadness for me rather than annoyance.

My brother Peter took I'll while driving yesterday and luckily his stepson managed to help him bring the car to a safe stop. He was rushed into hospital where the doctors have diagnosed terminal brain cancer (with a tumour) and lung cancer. None of it is operable and have informed by doctors today that he may only have 2 to 3 weeks to live.

I'm gutted as he is my only brother.

:'(


That, my friend, is very sad news.

Love to you and your whole family
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 07, 2016, 10:48:04 am
£52 sobs for customs for my rush print.  Quick delivery mind.  Should be for $85..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 07, 2016, 12:28:02 pm
And go all the way over to the collection office to be told it's still in us.  feckssake.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BaldiePete on June 07, 2016, 14:19:27 pm
Quote from: Oor Wullie on May 31, 2016, 00:22:34 am
This is more of a sadness for me rather than annoyance.

My brother Peter took I'll while driving yesterday and luckily his stepson managed to help him bring the car to a safe stop. He was rushed into hospital where the doctors have diagnosed terminal brain cancer (with a tumour) and lung cancer. None of it is operable and have informed by doctors today that he may only have 2 to 3 weeks to live.

I'm gutted as he is my only brother.

:'(





I've only just seen this terrible news Willie. That's so sad, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on June 08, 2016, 10:40:23 am
Quote from: Oor Wullie on May 31, 2016, 00:22:34 am
This is more of a sadness for me rather than annoyance.

My brother Peter took I'll while driving yesterday and luckily his stepson managed to help him bring the car to a safe stop. He was rushed into hospital where the doctors have diagnosed terminal brain cancer (with a tumour) and lung cancer. None of it is operable and have informed by doctors today that he may only have 2 to 3 weeks to live.

I'm gutted as he is my only brother.

:'(


I've not been on here much lately so only just read your terribly sad news Willie. I'm so sorry to hear this and you and your family are in my thoughts.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 16, 2016, 23:09:11 pm
The horrible murder of Jo Cox not too far from where I live.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 17, 2016, 09:20:49 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 16, 2016, 23:09:11 pm
The horrible murder of Jo Cox not too far from where I live.


Quite...can't get my head around this.  Absolutely tragic.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 20, 2016, 07:08:43 am
Sayeeda Warsi desperately seeking attention....again.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 20, 2016, 10:03:52 am
Quote from: DavidL on June 20, 2016, 07:08:43 am
Sayeeda Warsi desperately seeking attention....again.


Yes, whenever this execrably inept, self-aggrandizing, insufferable, opportunistic, know-nothing, tokenistic, blunderingly regressive anti-secularist charlatan who has never been elected by anyone ever sticks her head above the parapet the effect is toe-curling.   I must say as a marginal Bremainer that I've taken a great deal of satisfaction from the terrifically scornful reaction from the Brexit camp who, like everyone else, were completely oblivious and utterly indifferent to which side she was on in the first place. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 20, 2016, 21:50:47 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 20, 2016, 10:03:52 am
tokenistic

I read that as Tolkienistic, well, she does look like an Orc...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 21, 2016, 11:21:52 am
Quote from: DavidL on June 20, 2016, 07:08:43 am
Sayeeda Warsi desperately seeking attention....again.





Yes very annoying..

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 26, 2016, 22:25:06 pm
Where's the annual Glasto-bashing thread?

Granted, Muse, ZZ Top and Jeff Lynne were good.

Virtually all the rest the usual bilge though.

Adele compensates for her pitch-challenged self-pitying dirges by being a tedious sweary ladette between songs, and Wetplay compensate for their insufferably bland, atonal, U2-lite Music For The Safe Space Generation with gimmicky flashing wristbands.  Bag o shite. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 26, 2016, 22:27:59 pm
Was  Jeff Lynne lip-synching..it looked suspiciously not very live to me..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 26, 2016, 22:51:14 pm
PJ Harvey was fecking brilliant.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 26, 2016, 23:22:15 pm
I thought ZZ Top were poor, they've had it as a live act IMO. They were not great the last time I saw them at Wembley Arena  - a shame as they were a superb live band in the 80s. They are getting on a bit I suppose.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 26, 2016, 23:26:38 pm
I thought the Tops were poor, especially when Dusty was "playing" keyboards.
I also thought Jeff Lynne was miming from what I saw.
All other Glasto bits I've seen have been shite. Fat Boy Slim FFS!!!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 26, 2016, 23:41:27 pm
Arsd, just missed Joanne Shaw Taylor. Maybe not that good, but compared to the rest of the Glasto white she's fantastic.
Glastonbury, one of the any British cultural divides.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 26, 2016, 23:55:13 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 26, 2016, 23:41:27 pm
Arsd, just missed Joanne Shaw Taylor. Maybe not that good, but compared to the rest of the Glasto white she's fantastic.
Glastonbury, one of the any British cultural divides.


All the current crop of bluesy players are distinctly underwhelming.  But yes, still infinitely better than the vast majority of the join-the-dots student safe space tripe that litters Glasto every year.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 27, 2016, 20:53:33 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 26, 2016, 23:55:13 pm
All the current crop of bluesy players are distinctly underwhelming.  But yes, still infinitely better than the vast majority of the join-the-dots student safe space tripe that litters Glasto every year.

Have you seen Aaron Keylock?
Smoking
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 27, 2016, 23:47:29 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on June 27, 2016, 20:53:33 pm
Have you seen Aaron Keylock?
Smoking
He comes from a village called Freeland, a couple of miles down the road from me. I saw him in a small marquee at High Voltage a few years back. He's a talent alright but I've not seen much of him since.I'm assuming his career is on a steady upward trajectory? Surprised I've not had another opportunity to see him locally.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on June 28, 2016, 12:57:52 pm
Finding out Sticky Vicky has retired from her cabaret performances in Benidorm

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 28, 2016, 13:15:56 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 28, 2016, 12:57:52 pm
Finding out Sticky Vicky has retired from her cabaret performances in Benidorm


is this linked to The EU ref. result  ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on June 28, 2016, 14:04:00 pm
Correct, the Bars will no longer be serving a Full English breakfast from now on, meaning she has nothing to stuff up her fanny!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 28, 2016, 14:49:15 pm
well what about a full Scottish Breakfast.. we voted to stay in...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on June 28, 2016, 14:54:27 pm
Quote from: Fishy on June 28, 2016, 14:49:15 pm
well what about a full Scottish Breakfast.. we voted to stay in...



The English Breakfast has the democratic majority so the Ulster Fry and full Scottish are gone I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on June 28, 2016, 14:57:07 pm
Rumour is, her daughter Naughty Barbara has taken ownership of the string of razor blades and assorted  light bulbs, and is starting to plough her own furrow.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on June 28, 2016, 21:30:37 pm
Quote from: DavidL on June 27, 2016, 23:47:29 pm
He comes from a village called Freeland, a couple of miles down the road from me. I saw him in a small marquee at High Voltage a few years back. He's a talent alright but I've not seen much of him since.I'm assuming his career is on a steady upward trajectory? Surprised I've not had another opportunity to see him locally.


Aaron Keylock is only 18 so his career has hardly started. Debut album out in January (on Provogue?) and he is supporting Wilco Johnson & Joanne Shaw Taylor in the Autumn as well as a few headlining gigs.
Well worth tracking down
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 29, 2016, 13:06:31 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36655530

I hope Federer destroys this stupid little prick...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 29, 2016, 13:30:20 pm
Are we all living in an Armando Iannucci script?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 29, 2016, 18:15:04 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 29, 2016, 13:30:20 pm
Are we all living in an Armando Iannucci script?



I think he's said that he's not going to bother doing another series of The Thick Of It due to how farcical the state of the country is right now.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 29, 2016, 19:24:53 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on June 28, 2016, 21:30:37 pm
Aaron Keylock is only 18 so his career has hardly started. Debut album out in January (on Provogue?) and he is supporting Wilco Johnson & Joanne Shaw Taylor in the Autumn as well as a few headlining gigs.
Well worth tracking down
Cheers for the info - I'll keep an eye out
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on June 30, 2016, 09:15:18 am
Quote from: Fishy on June 29, 2016, 13:06:31 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36655530 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36655530)

I hope Federer destroys this stupid little prick...


and he did.. well done Rog....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 01, 2016, 14:46:35 pm
Bastard phone died on me yesterday. Will have to get up early after nights in the morning to go and see about getting it sorted.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 01, 2016, 23:39:25 pm
The Welsh football team >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 02, 2016, 22:55:04 pm
The EU flag flying alongside those of the UK, Canada, USA and France at Utah Beach today.
Despicable.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 03, 2016, 06:27:02 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 01, 2016, 23:39:25 pm
The Welsh football team >:(


Good shout.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 03, 2016, 06:30:13 am
Got round to taking my phone down to the carphone warehouse yesterday. They're sending it for repair but said it could take up to 4 weeks! I demanded that they lent me one to use until mine was sorted, but that's playing up now!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 04, 2016, 14:01:37 pm
Fecking solicitors. Robbing bastards and a waste of time the lot of them.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 06, 2016, 17:46:47 pm
Tony Blair.  c***.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 06, 2016, 22:14:15 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 06, 2016, 17:46:47 pm
Tony Blair.  c***.

Double c***.
Mendacious c***.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on July 07, 2016, 07:31:40 am
we didn't realise he was a liar? I'm shocked.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 08, 2016, 09:49:43 am
The thought of another woman being our prime minister.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 08, 2016, 10:16:39 am
Quote from: zoony on July 08, 2016, 09:49:43 am
The thought of another woman being our prime minister.


Controversial Rob!  :o ;)  They don't all think the same mate.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on July 08, 2016, 10:27:12 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 08, 2016, 10:16:39 am
Controversial Rob!  :o ;)  They don't all think the same mate.  :)


The ones the Tories choose do!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 08, 2016, 10:38:20 am
Quote from: zoony on July 08, 2016, 09:49:43 am
The thought of another woman being our prime minister.


the thought of a PM with no mandate from the British Public.. even more worrying really...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 08, 2016, 11:26:45 am
Quote from: döm on July 08, 2016, 10:27:12 am
The ones the Tories choose do!!


Come on, you know very well that's demonstrably not true. :)  May and Leadsom's voting records hardly parrot each other.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on July 08, 2016, 12:51:02 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 08, 2016, 11:26:45 am
Come on, you know very well that's demonstrably not true. :)  May and Leadsom's voting records hardly parrot each other.

Perhaps, still it's a worry that May is the lesser of 2 evils.  Even more worrying that Leadsom may win and be in charge of the country at such a critically important time.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2016, 23:36:18 pm
Bloody predictive text. It keeps correcting words I'm deliberately trying to misspell and I can't remember how to turn the bloody thing off >:(

On the plus side, it doesn't put in Oxford commas :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2016, 23:38:13 pm
Quote from: Fishy on July 08, 2016, 10:38:20 am
the thought of a PM with no mandate from the British Public.. even more worrying really...

A PM doesn't need the mandate of the British people.


Bloody BLiar with his presidential style buggered up another part of British democracy >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 11, 2016, 09:31:56 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2016, 23:38:13 pm
A PM doesn't need the mandate of the British people.





might be worth her while as Labour will be fighting it out internally in the courts...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 11, 2016, 15:09:03 pm
Two lots of strawberries for sale in Sainsburys today. One lot grown in Fife and labelled as Scottish, the other batch grown in Kent, but described as British? Why not English?!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on July 14, 2016, 10:20:09 am
Open golf traffic...grrrrrr
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on July 14, 2016, 12:39:50 pm
Quote from: zoony on July 11, 2016, 15:09:03 pm
Two lots of strawberries for sale in Sainsburys today. One lot grown in Fife and labelled as Scottish, the other batch grown in Kent, but described as British? Why not English?!



It's well known that Kent is the garden of Britain  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 16, 2016, 14:45:34 pm
My old father's been a victim of banking fraud. One where someone rings up about computer problems and they can cure them. Yeah, right. Trouble is he had been having problems and I don't think he's thinking too straight at the moment as tomorrow would have been mum's 80th birthday.

We've managed to get it sorted, but that could have been my inheritance gone...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 16, 2016, 17:42:25 pm
4 courses of bricks on an extension coming down on Monday.  Don't know who chose the bricks (yes I do, it was the wife), but they are shocking.  They're the same colour as a pig.  I do not want a pig skin coloured extension.

Also, queued for an hour for billy connolly tickets at the box office, only to be told that the fecking box office had a presale 24 hours earlier.  Eh?  Now fecking box offices are having pre-sales?  And then I find out later there's a fecking extra date added.  Still got an OK seat, but not the kind I am accustomed to...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 16, 2016, 18:35:47 pm
It's the boy's 18th birthday today and he's not offered to take me out for a pint >:(

Didn't expect it, being as we've not spoken for four years...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 20, 2016, 10:44:24 am
Got my phone back from repair yesterday, but it's been wiped, so I've lost everything I had on it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on July 29, 2016, 07:21:51 am
Hinckley Point - another example of the UK's inability to carry out major infrastructure projects. File alongside HS2. #willneverhappen.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on July 29, 2016, 07:37:13 am
I suspect Hinckley C will go ahead
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on July 29, 2016, 10:52:14 am
Quote from: NeilP on July 29, 2016, 07:37:13 am
I suspect Hinckley C will go ahead
If it does ever get built, it's a shame that foreign companies will profit and the energy produced will be expensive.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on July 29, 2016, 17:51:58 pm
well we've sold the Utilities off so that'll always be the way of it
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 04, 2016, 21:08:24 pm
I make no apologies for being offensive, but this annoyed me today and these people deserve all the opprobrium heaped on them: coming home from work I got stopped at some traffic lights for roadworks, when they turned to green - after no traffic had come the other way - I noticed that a local playing field was being taken over by Pikeys and all the traffic coming the other way was Pikey scum giant caravans being pulled by "Tree Felling Services" wagons.
When I got home, I checked the Derbyshire Roadworks website and there were none for where the traffic lights were, so the Pikey Scum had set up their own - disabling a set of fixed traffic lights for their own ends. Scum. >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 04, 2016, 22:04:25 pm
That is pretty scummy, in all fairness.

How many offences?  Criminal damage for starters.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 04, 2016, 23:17:41 pm
The Polis were trying to get there as I drove by, I'll see what's  happened when I drive by tomorrow.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on August 05, 2016, 13:46:00 pm
Agreed - scummy in the highest order. Probably un-insured and un-taxed vehicles too but he Police seem to turn a blind eye to this - too much paperwork!!  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 05, 2016, 20:13:40 pm
Certain drivers on the motorway. They ain't got a fecking clue!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 21:43:55 pm
My annoyance today is having to give an apology to the Pikeys. They hadn't set up their own traffic lights, they were there due to a failure of a permanent set - hence their non-appearance on the Derbyshire Roadworks website.

Another annoyance is the choice of that loathsome reptile Andy Murray as the GB flag carrier a the Olympics. He supported Scottish Indepedence, he should be barred from tainting the UNION flag >:( AND tennis shouldn't even be at the Olympics.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 21:44:31 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 05, 2016, 20:13:40 pm
Certain drivers on the motorway. They ain't got a fecking clue!

Certain? Don't get me going - 99.999999% don't have a clue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 05, 2016, 23:32:15 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 21:43:55 pmAND tennis shouldn't even be at the Olympics.


AND there should be no elite golfers at the Olympics.

Oh wait...   :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 06, 2016, 13:03:41 pm
Torn calf muscle
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 06, 2016, 14:11:57 pm
c***s putting their bags of dog shit and dirty nappies into our garden.  If I catch anyone doing that, the hammers coming out to play.

c***s.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 07, 2016, 14:08:04 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 06, 2016, 14:11:57 pm
c***s putting their bags of dog shit and dirty nappies into our garden.  If I catch anyone doing that, the hammers coming out to play.

c***s.


And they would deserve it mate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on August 10, 2016, 23:16:30 pm
Learning the hard way not to let family get involved with business affairs.

My brother-in-law offered to mix my band's ep and now he's being a right tit cause we've given him notes on what I was able to get out of him as he was going to miss the deadline we gave him >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 12, 2016, 12:06:08 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 21:43:55 pm

Another annoyance is the choice of that loathsome reptile Andy Murray as the GB flag carrier a the Olympics. He supported Scottish Indepedence, he should be barred from tainting the UNION flag >:( AND tennis shouldn't even be at the Olympics.


;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on August 14, 2016, 22:21:03 pm
Back here after 2 weeks holiday and work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 15, 2016, 07:26:45 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 21:43:55 pm
Another annoyance is the choice of that loathsome reptile Andy Murray as the GB flag carrier a the Olympics. He supported Scottish Indepedence, he should be barred from tainting the UNION flag >:( AND tennis shouldn't even be at the Olympics.


...at least he followed through and won the gold....as I'm sure even the casual reader is aware I'm no fan our the miserable fecker, but there's no questioning his desire or ability....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 15, 2016, 14:03:49 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 15, 2016, 07:26:45 am
...at least he followed through and won the gold....as I'm sure even the casual reader is aware I'm no fan our the miserable fecker, but there's no questioning his desire or ability....
Yes, well done to Murray. Surely Kleenex tissues should be his main sponsor.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on August 16, 2016, 13:26:53 pm
wasps.. they really are the c***iest of all insects...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 16, 2016, 17:39:43 pm
Being quoted 17 grand for a small lean to on the back of our house. We were expecting 6-7.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 16, 2016, 19:29:56 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 16, 2016, 17:39:43 pm
Being quoted 17 grand for a small lean to on the back of our house. We were expecting 6-7.


WE were quoted over £30k to replace a conservatory....looks like we'll be doing something different  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 17, 2016, 07:57:45 am
Quote from: Fishy on August 16, 2016, 13:26:53 pm
wasps.. they really are the c***iest of all insects...

yeah, feckers.

Had my roofer destroy a nest just yesterday.  Wasp spraty, expanding foam, clear silicone.  Die, feckers!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 17, 2016, 07:58:45 am
Quote from: zoony on August 16, 2016, 17:39:43 pm
Being quoted 17 grand for a small lean to on the back of our house. We were expecting 6-7.

Having a small utility room built at the moment...price seemes unreal for the area... :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 17, 2016, 14:12:37 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 17, 2016, 07:57:45 am
yeah, feckers.

Had my roofer destroy a nest just yesterday.  Wasp spraty, expanding foam, clear silicone.  Die, feckers!
"bastards" (Tommy Saxondale)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 19, 2016, 13:32:19 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 08, 2015, 11:54:46 am
Got caught speeding
Not sure if it was the wife or I (I use 3 different vehicles on a weekly basis, the Wife 2)
Wrote to the police confirming the same
Picture looks like the driver is someone who has been on the wrong end of a guillotine.
Wrote to the police saying you cannot decipher anything from picture.
Police write back telling me to expect a summons imminently
I go to magistrates court and suggest it would be wrong to potentially perjure myself
Public funds wasted

So court date was June 27th.  Police accepted my offer of accepting 3 points a fortnight before but insist court date still goes ahead.  I get fined £185.00, £20 of which is a victim surcharge.  WTF?

Almost 2 months later, the points still have not been added to my license.

feckwits.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 19, 2016, 13:33:14 pm
I should mention, that the Police originally told me that I couldnt accept points because I could potentially be perjuring myself....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 19, 2016, 15:21:48 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 19, 2016, 13:32:19 pm
So court date was June 27th.  Police accepted my offer of accepting 3 points a fortnight before but insist court date still goes ahead.  I get fined £185.00, £20 of which is a victim surcharge.  WTF?

Almost 2 months later, the points still have not been added to my license.

feckwits.


Love the "victim surcharge"....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 31, 2016, 13:52:30 pm
The office of the public guardian - they are supposed to be overseeing me looking after my mum's financial affairs and yet they're the biggest bunch of incompetent fecks ever.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on August 31, 2016, 21:52:36 pm
A plague of antibiotic resistant facial boils....Unclean, Unclean! 😷😝😱
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 31, 2016, 23:12:26 pm
Ian McEwan - pompous, arrogant arse.....and sore loser
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 01, 2016, 10:39:44 am
squirrels.. clever little bastards aren't they  ...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on September 01, 2016, 21:23:11 pm
I ordered and paid for a pair of jeans that weren't in stock in my size at my local M & S store last week. I was advised that; as they weren't part of their general stock order, they would be held for a week and then returned. I told them I wouldn't be able to pick them up until today. No problem they said, well keep it an extra day for you. Imagine my relief!

Being something of a doubting Thomas I telephoned them yesterday just to make absolutely sure and was assured that they would indeed be kept aside for me. So today I made the 35 minute journey to their store. Then waited 10 minutes to be served at the collection point while a rather unhappy gentleman berated the store manager...I didn't quite catch what the problem was....something about being unable to run something in a Brewery....quite what that had to do with good old Marks and Sparks I really couldn't say.

My turn; my order number was taken...3 times...and the sales assistant entered the details...then scurried away to a stockroom....then returned....took my order details again and scurried off again...5 minutes later an older assistant came up to me and said they couldnt find my order...I don't mind telling you, I was nonplussed and more than a little disconcerted. Anyway, you'll never guess what happened :o They only sent my order back to their warehouse and refunded my card! Bless me if they hadn't already sent me an email to inform me....which I eventually found in my Spam folder....silly me!

I did feel a bit vexed by the attitude of the staff who interupted me mid sentence (one of my biggest pet peeves!) and told me there was nothing they could do. Well, I won't bore you with all the details of what ensued but it ended with me making an observation about the demise of the Store's once good reputation, the unacceptably shoddy level of customer service I had encountered, and with me inviting them to forcefully insert their frankly useless apology and derisory offer of a £5 gift token for my trouble deep into their rectum. I then flounced off in huff!

I hereby declare that I shall henceforth no longer patronise them with my custom and shall never set foot in their establishment again!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 02, 2016, 10:06:42 am
A junior doctor being interviewed on Breakfast TV almost obliterating any sense of sympathy or solidarity I might have with her profession by starting every f#cking answer, and I mean every single f#cking answer, with "So...".  >:(

This is the most annoying, infuriating and unnecessary verbal device ever in the history of time and it somehow does my bonce in far more than it possibly should.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 02, 2016, 10:36:25 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 02, 2016, 10:06:42 am
A junior doctor being interviewed on Breakfast TV almost obliterating any sense of sympathy or solidarity I might have with her profession by starting every f#cking answer, and I mean every single f#cking answer, with "So...".  >:(

This is the most annoying, infuriating and unnecessary verbal device ever in the history of time and it somehow does my bonce in far more than it possibly should.


100 % agree  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on September 02, 2016, 10:36:56 am
So Matt....why do you think it bothers you so much?  ???
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 02, 2016, 10:49:14 am
Quote from: Bisto on September 02, 2016, 10:36:56 am
So Matt....why do you think it bothers you so much?  ???


It doesn't when it's used appropriately, like that. ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 03, 2016, 17:33:16 pm
First mention of Christmas in local Tescos  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 03, 2016, 17:40:15 pm
Not seeing Metallica with Cliff Burton.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 03, 2016, 21:25:12 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 03, 2016, 17:40:15 pm
Not seeing Metallica with Cliff Burton.

I did :)
Twice  :D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 04, 2016, 18:48:15 pm
Because it's Chatsworth Country Fair, I couldn't get to ride up the Beeley Hill Climb, too many roads have been made one-way to ease traffic congestion >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 05, 2016, 12:47:24 pm
two weeks down the line and still not correctly paid..c***s...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 07, 2016, 11:08:31 am
Not sure if its annoyance or not, but just reading about the Paralympics this morning in the Telegraph, and the lengths some of them are going to to get an advantage.
Apparently in the category for those with spinal injuries, the latest trend is to increase the blood pressure, which can result in a 25% performance improvement, but run the risk of stroke/heart attack.

this rise in bp is normally facilitated by blocking catheters which fools the body into thinking the bladder is full, sticking needles under their backside, breaking bones, or crushing the testicles.

The mind boggles
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 09, 2016, 12:24:11 pm
Just when you thought you were getting over the dreadful legacy of Gove and Morgan, Greening has now given "faith" schools carte blanche to discriminate in allocation of children's state school places on the criterion of their parents' declared religious beliefs.  What a bizarre, retrograde and utterly counter-productive step to take for equality, social mobility, secularity and community cohesion.  Utter madness.  :o >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 09, 2016, 15:32:21 pm
shitty fecking c***ing weather..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 09, 2016, 19:09:10 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 09, 2016, 12:24:11 pm
Just when you thought you were getting over the dreadful legacy of Gove and Morgan, Greening has now given "faith" schools carte blanche to discriminate in allocation of children's state school places on the criterion of their parents' declared religious beliefs.  What a bizarre, retrograde and utterly counter-productive step to take for equality, social mobility, secularity and community cohesion.  Utter madness.  :o >:(

The return to grammar schools is worse on all points
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 09, 2016, 19:16:10 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 09, 2016, 19:09:10 pm
The return to grammar schools is worse on all points

No it isn't.
But the way it is being conducted is a complete omnishambles.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 09, 2016, 20:49:24 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 09, 2016, 19:16:10 pm
No it isn't.
But the way it is being conducted is a complete omnishambles.

Oh yes it is.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 09, 2016, 21:47:02 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 09, 2016, 20:49:24 pm
Oh yes it is.

No it isn't.
Grammar schools worked - not for me - but they provided a means of escape for the more academically gifted working classes to move up to the middle classes. It certainly worked for my parents. OK nothing is perfect*, but grammars were more beneficial to social mobility than what we have today.
And whilst they are at it the Governemnt should massively scale back on University education. University education should be for the elite. NuLiebour really buggered things up in this regard. If I'd been born 20 years later I'd have been able to get a degree in pissing up a wall...

* Dennis Skinner went to a Grammar
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 10, 2016, 00:29:36 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 09, 2016, 21:47:02 pm
No it isn't.
Grammar schools worked - not for me - but they provided a means of escape for the more academically gifted working classes to move up to the middle classes. It certainly worked for my parents. OK nothing is perfect*, but grammars were more beneficial to social mobility than what we have today.
And whilst they are at it the Governemnt should massively scale back on University education. University education should be for the elite. NuLiebour really buggered things up in this regard. If I'd been born 20 years later I'd have been able to get a degree in pissing up a wall...

* Dennis Skinner went to a Grammar


worked - emphasis on the past tense
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 10, 2016, 11:47:10 am
Quote from: pdw1 on September 09, 2016, 19:09:10 pm
The return to grammar schools is worse on all points


Nope.  Grammar schools (about which I'm ambivalent) cream off pupils based fudamentally on their ability; they don't separate children fundamentally based on their parents' belief in retired supernatural magic men in the sky.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 10, 2016, 11:54:59 am
Quote from: pdw1 on September 10, 2016, 00:29:36 am
worked - emphasis on the past tense

That's because the whole edifice was dismantled. What was put in its place has become a complete dog's dinner.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on September 11, 2016, 09:45:35 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 10, 2016, 11:47:10 am
Nope.  Grammar schools (about which I'm ambivalent) cream off pupils based fudamentally on their ability; they don't separate children fundamentally based on their parents' belief in retired supernatural magic men in the sky.


Its the selection system that I object to...the "average" parent of a grammar school kid was/is/likely to be upwardly mobile and motivated to get their kid through the 11+

Poor kids, from less "privileged" backgrounds are far less likely to receive that support.

A "proper" system where everyone has the same chance based on equally performing schools is surely the goal...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 11, 2016, 10:16:09 am
Quote from: Bez on September 11, 2016, 09:45:35 am
Its the selection system that I object to...the "average" parent of a grammar school kid was/is/likely to be upwardly mobile and motivated to get their kid through the 11+

Poor kids, from less "privileged" backgrounds are far less likely to receive that support.

A "proper" system where everyone has the same chance based on equally performing schools is surely the goal...
I agree that every child should have the same chance but I don't see how that is possible given that a child only spends about seven hours a day at school. There will always be parents that motivate/inspire their kids to do well, academically and others that don't. Unfortunately the distinction usually corresponds to differences in family income, unsurprisingly, whether this is because of extra tutoring or the environment the child spends most of their time in. Surely 'selection' does exist in non-grammar schools where kids are 'streamed' into sets based on ability. It doesn't seem fair that pupils of high ability are held back by being surrounded by disruptive and unmotivated kids with no desire to do well. However, I don't think grammar schools are the way forward. A system should exist where pupils can do well in schools that also cater for those that are less academic - all schools should reach a similar, high, standard. So I agree with your last point about equally performing schools, Bez.
It would be a better system that could concentrate on providing the less academic a platform to achieve success in a more practical environment by preparing them for apprenticeships etc. The drive to get every kid into higher education was/is misguided, ther will always be some that cannot achieve in this area. As a society we should put more value on kids learning a trade - this is still a valid route to a successful career IMO. But, hey, I'm not a parent so what do I know?



Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on September 11, 2016, 10:46:44 am
Successive Governments have used Further and Higher Education as a means of massaging unemployment figures and controlling benefit claims and career support for decades. Employers should be given bigger tax breaks to encourag them to provide more meaningful work placed apprenticeships that lead to bona fide alternative entry into work rather than all these bullshit slave labour internships
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 11, 2016, 11:47:32 am
Quote from: Bisto on September 11, 2016, 10:46:44 am
Successive Governments have used Further and Higher Education as a means of massaging unemployment figures and controlling benefit claims and career support for decades. Employers should be given bigger tax breaks to encourag them to provide more meaningful work placed apprenticeships that lead to bona fide alternative entry into work rather than all these bullshit slave labour internships
Exactly
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 13, 2016, 17:50:35 pm
Absolutely ridiculous thunder and lightning storm just as I am about to cycle home
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 14, 2016, 10:32:20 am
Missing out on an excellent Bon Iver tickets as i had 2 bastard windows open and was comparing tickets for both nights at Edinburgh..rookie error.

Got one, but its in Row S.  Euuw.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 14, 2016, 12:37:06 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 14, 2016, 10:32:20 am
Missing out on an excellent Bon Iver tickets as i had 2 bastard windows open and was comparing tickets for both nights at Edinburgh..rookie error.

Got one, but its in Row S.  Euuw.

Thought you might be going. What night did you buy for - Sunday or Monday?
(Just in case I end up going.....)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 14, 2016, 12:41:18 pm
Monday, sir.  Second nights are always best, I find.  Will be trying to upgrade in the bunfight on Monday...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on September 14, 2016, 22:08:04 pm
Quote from: DavidL on September 11, 2016, 10:16:09 am
I agree that every child should have the same chance but I don't see how that is possible given that a child only spends about seven hours a day at school. There will always be parents that motivate/inspire their kids to do well, academically and others that don't. Unfortunately the distinction usually corresponds to differences in family income, unsurprisingly, whether this is because of extra tutoring or the environment the child spends most of their time in. Surely 'selection' does exist in non-grammar schools where kids are 'streamed' into sets based on ability. It doesn't seem fair that pupils of high ability are held back by being surrounded by disruptive and unmotivated kids with no desire to do well. However, I don't think grammar schools are the way forward. A system should exist where pupils can do well in schools that also cater for those that are less academic - all schools should reach a similar, high, standard. So I agree with your last point about equally performing schools, Bez.
It would be a better system that could concentrate on providing the less academic a platform to achieve success in a more practical environment by preparing them for apprenticeships etc. The drive to get every kid into higher education was/is misguided, ther will always be some that cannot achieve in this area. As a society we should put more value on kids learning a trade - this is still a valid route to a successful career IMO. But, hey, I'm not a parent so what do I know?


I'm not sure that home life is relevant to the grammar school argument...surely those from an "underprivileged" background deserve exactly the same opportunities from the state system as those with "pushy" parents... :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 15, 2016, 09:05:48 am
Problem is, in an area like where I live,  a 120 IQ child with pushy wealthy parents and a raft of tutors will always trump a clever 130 child from an underprivileged area in the entrance exams. The grammar schools are still populated more by the priveleged

There is no easy answer to the Grammar school debate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 15, 2016, 10:11:54 am
As an aside, am I a bad parent?  I'm forever telling my 2 that I'm not bothered if they're not top, I just want them to do their best and be happy.  The amount of pressure piled on children and the one upmanship of some of the parents at their school is ridiculous.  Some of the kids come out looking like burned out zombies.  My daughter comes out playing air guitar and singing the riff to iron man or back in black....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 15, 2016, 12:39:12 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 15, 2016, 10:11:54 am
As an aside, am I a bad parent?  I'm forever telling my 2 that I'm not bothered if they're not top, I just want them to do their best and be happy.  The amount of pressure piled on children and the one upmanship of some of the parents at their school is ridiculous.  Some of the kids come out looking like burned out zombies.  My daughter comes out playing air guitar and singing the riff to iron man or back in black....

I'm phoning Childline......  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 15, 2016, 12:52:37 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 14, 2016, 12:41:18 pm
Monday, sir.  Second nights are always best, I find.  Will be trying to upgrade in the bunfight on Monday...

I'm sure you meant Friday for the bunfight!

If you aren't already, I'd use the Playhouse's own service through ATG Tickets (http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/bon-iver/edinburgh-playhouse/#buy-now); you usually get to pick your seats through a planner. Have a practice with the Pet Shop Boys (http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/pet-shop-boys/edinburgh-playhouse/) listing already on sale at the same venue.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 15, 2016, 12:54:35 pm
Yep - atg had a presale yesterday but I didn't have the appropriate credentials....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 15, 2016, 12:57:01 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 15, 2016, 12:54:35 pm
Yep - atg had a presale yesterday but I didn't have the appropriate credentials....

As we know, it doesn't always mean that it's the best seats being offered anyway.
Good luck for tomorrow!  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 16, 2016, 09:48:41 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 14, 2016, 10:32:20 am
Missing out on an excellent Bon Iver tickets as i had 2 bastard windows open and was comparing tickets for both nights at Edinburgh..rookie error.

Got one, but its in Row S.  Euuw.

Ok, so now I have a Row S, a Row D and a row A.

Anyone remember MarkW?  ;D ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on September 16, 2016, 10:05:53 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 16, 2016, 09:48:41 am
Ok, so now I have a Row S, a Row D and a row A.

Anyone remember MarkW?  ;D ::)

;D


Sausages!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on September 16, 2016, 10:15:30 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 16, 2016, 09:48:41 am
Anyone remember MarkW?  ;D ::)


One of the more "eccentric" members we've had in the past....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 16, 2016, 10:45:09 am
he got a bit miffed with me and jonners about something.. can't rememer what tho...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 16, 2016, 14:08:12 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 16, 2016, 09:48:41 am
Ok, so now I have a Row S, a Row D and a row A.

That's more than what the venue has!
First night sold out and your night has 2 left  :)

I'm supposed to be cutting back but go on, tell me the seat numbers for D & S......  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 16, 2016, 15:00:13 pm
Quote from: Fishy on September 16, 2016, 10:45:09 am
he got a bit miffed with me and jonners about something.. can't rememer what tho...


He started selling off his worldly possessions I think, then when we started getting a bit silly he got the arse, a DVD player springs to mind.

When you look back, there were/are a few funny buggers around here who left in a huff:

Samtsciren, MarkW, Steve Harrison, Ash.........

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 16, 2016, 15:42:38 pm
It was a tv/video combo that he refused to sell to fishy for the pittance that he won it for, I think...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 16, 2016, 16:01:45 pm
well,  of all the nerve!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 16, 2016, 16:43:28 pm
ah yes it's coming back to me now..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on September 16, 2016, 18:44:20 pm
You should have sweetened the deal with a pound of Pork and Beef Sausages
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on September 16, 2016, 23:20:12 pm
Quote from: Jonners on September 16, 2016, 15:00:13 pm
Samtsciren, MarkW, Steve Harrison, Ash.........


To name but a few....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 17, 2016, 11:21:19 am
Pay @ the pump c***s who decide to go and pay in the shop..feck off
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 17, 2016, 15:33:35 pm
Quote from: Fishy on September 17, 2016, 11:21:19 am
Pay @ the pump c***s who decide to go and pay in the shop..feck off


It's the faffing and f#cking about when they get back in the car that gets me.  Get your seat belt on and f&ck off.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on September 17, 2016, 17:10:21 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 17, 2016, 15:33:35 pm
It's the faffing and f#cking about when they get back in the car that gets me.  Get your seat belt on and f&ck off.



That gets me too - as do people who don't move their car from the pump and then spend half an hour faffing in the shop!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 17, 2016, 18:37:55 pm
Quote from: döm on September 17, 2016, 17:10:21 pm

That gets me too - as do people who don't move their car from the pump and then spend half an hour faffing in the shop!
Yes, inconsiderate idiots. Strolling nonchalantly around the garage shop with a basket full of shopping whilst people are waiting for fuel should be punishable by death. Everyone knows garage shops are solely for emergency milk or bread. If you want to do your weekly shop, feck off to Tesco - I want petrol now.. you selfish t**t.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on September 17, 2016, 21:49:01 pm
I always move the car after I fill up before going to pay, which has caused problems on quite a few occasions.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on September 18, 2016, 08:25:17 am
Quote from: Bisto on September 17, 2016, 21:49:01 pm
I always move the car after I fill up before going to pay, which has caused problems on quite a few occasions.


If you keep moving I imagine it would so!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 20, 2016, 09:20:00 am
Christmas fecking decorations appearing in shops already..just feck right off please...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on September 20, 2016, 13:22:09 pm
...keep fecking right off until you reach the ocean  ... then feck off some more!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on September 20, 2016, 16:54:59 pm
Listened to some of Tim Farron's speech; a man content to live on his knees, head bowed in perpetual cowed, pathetic obedience. Tragic that a little weasel such as this even has a vote. An irrelevance fortunately but stomach-turning nonetheless.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on September 21, 2016, 11:51:42 am
Quote from: Fishy on September 20, 2016, 09:20:00 am
Christmas fecking decorations appearing in shops already..just feck right off please...


Saw 2 gardens just round the corner from us with bastard Xmas lights in them!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Red Star on September 21, 2016, 12:40:35 pm
Quote from: Jonners on September 16, 2016, 15:00:13 pm
When you look back, there were/are a few funny buggers around here who left in a huff:

Samtsciren, MarkW, Steve Harrison, Ash.........


Tom C from Newcastle? who was 'challenged' for his Christian faith left in a huff if I recall ::)  Also Karl Beeston took the biscuit when you ribbed the piss out of his 'car park' ticket for the Rush tour asking him if he could get your beers from the bar as you'd have difficulty from row 5 ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 21, 2016, 14:20:45 pm
Quote from: Red Star on September 21, 2016, 12:40:35 pm
Tom C from Newcastle? who was 'challenged' for his Christian faith left in a huff if I recall ::)  Also Karl Beeston took the biscuit when you ribbed the piss out of his 'car park' ticket for the Rush tour asking him if he could get your beers from the bar as you'd have difficulty from row 5 ;D

;D

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 21, 2016, 15:17:42 pm
Quote from: Red Star on September 21, 2016, 12:40:35 pm
Tom C from Newcastle? who was 'challenged' for his Christian faith left in a huff if I recall ::)


If I remember correctly he started a thread with a bizarre criticism of Dawkins and seemed unable to take criticism back.  Because piety has a unique and specially privileged cocoon not granted to any other area of discourse, naturally. ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on September 21, 2016, 15:26:45 pm
Quote from: Red Star on September 21, 2016, 12:40:35 pm
Tom C from Newcastle? who was 'challenged' for his Christian faith left in a huff if I recall ::)  Also Karl Beeston took the biscuit when you ribbed the piss out of his 'car park' ticket for the Rush tour asking him if he could get your beers from the bar as you'd have difficulty from row 5 ;D


A proud moment
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on September 21, 2016, 16:02:29 pm
Quote from: Jonners on September 21, 2016, 15:26:45 pm
A proud moment


Bully ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on September 21, 2016, 19:48:39 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 21, 2016, 11:51:42 am
Saw 2 gardens just round the corner from us with bastard Xmas lights in them!


Wtf?! we haven't even had Halloween  (spits in disgust) or Bonfire night yet! 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 26, 2016, 14:32:42 pm
On the bastard train back from Lodnon when Maiden and kraftwek tickets come on sale.  Entrusting the wife with the latter.  Bit scared.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 26, 2016, 16:33:52 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 26, 2016, 14:32:42 pm
On the bastard train back from Lodnon when Maiden and kraftwek tickets come on sale.  Entrusting the wife with the latter.  Bit scared.


Kraftwerk tour..blimey..i'm up for this.. excellent...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 26, 2016, 17:09:29 pm
Quote from: Fishy on September 26, 2016, 16:33:52 pm
Kraftwerk tour..blimey..i'm up for this.. excellent...

Beem practicing my Robotics all day...should be pretty much perfect by next June...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 28, 2016, 14:22:33 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on September 16, 2016, 14:08:12 pm
That's more than what the venue has!
First night sold out and your night has 2 left  :)

I'm supposed to be cutting back but go on, tell me the seat numbers for D & S......  ::)

:)

Sorry mate, didn't see this until your nudge..will text you later today when I'm at my desk...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 30, 2016, 11:52:35 am
bastard kraftwerk tix sold out for Glasgow already wtf...  how can four old german blokes standing behind laptops be so popular..ffs...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 30, 2016, 12:24:24 pm
Queue started at 3am in Gateshead...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on September 30, 2016, 12:48:56 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 30, 2016, 12:24:24 pm
Queue started at 3am in Gateshead...


ridiculous....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2016, 19:56:13 pm
Quote from: Fishy on September 30, 2016, 11:52:35 am
bastard kraftwerk tix sold out for Glasgow already wtf...  how can four old german blokes standing behind laptops be so popular..ffs...

Likewise for Sheffield >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 01, 2016, 01:14:08 am
Quote from: Fishy on September 30, 2016, 11:52:35 am
bastard kraftwerk tix sold out for Glasgow already wtf...  how can four old german blokes standing behind laptops be so popular..ffs...

Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2016, 19:56:13 pm
Likewise for Sheffield >:(

Going to Edinburgh...  :-X

Not an annoyance, though  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 01, 2016, 10:07:27 am
Discovering Elbow's 2 dates in Edinburgh next February are the same as Bon Iver's!

Just means only the Sunday show for me, as I'm a man of my word.  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on October 01, 2016, 10:49:56 am
Prolonged, enforced period of stasis.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 01, 2016, 23:23:53 pm
Sat on a plane going nowhere for two hours before finally getting on our way to Feurteventura.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 02, 2016, 15:45:08 pm
Red wine hangover
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 04, 2016, 13:06:52 pm
Had a tyre pressure warning light come up on the dashboard yesterday. Inflated all the tyres to the correct pressure today, and the light is still bloody on. I'll check them again after work in the morning, but it's in for a service at the dealer in the afternoon anyway.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 04, 2016, 13:08:32 pm
more prickish interviewees starting their replies with .."so..."..

feck off...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 04, 2016, 14:10:56 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 04, 2016, 13:08:32 pm
more prickish interviewees starting their replies with .."so..."..

feck off...


What gets me is that even middle-aged people are at it.  FFS...  >:( ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 04, 2016, 22:47:20 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on October 01, 2016, 10:07:27 am
Discovering Elbow's 2 dates in Edinburgh next February are the same as Bon Iver's!

Just means only the Sunday show for me, as I'm a man of my word.  ;)

Hah! What a tube! I saw the Sun 12 / Monday 13 dates and recognised the Bon Iver dates in February.......... Elbow's dates are in March!  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 11, 2016, 12:28:23 pm
bloody gumtree waste of timers...c***s...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 11, 2016, 21:41:23 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on October 04, 2016, 22:47:20 pm
Hah! What a tube! I saw the Sun 12 / Monday 13 dates and recognised the Bon Iver dates in February.......... Elbow's dates are in March!  ;D

Great stuff.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on October 12, 2016, 12:35:54 pm
douchebag gumtree buyers who decide they cant get the phone you sold them to work so want their money back...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 22, 2016, 00:09:11 am
Never, ever, ever using the M62 on a Friday late afternoon ever, ever again.

Made it in good time to see Steve Howe play in a candlelit church, but still, that corridor between Leeds and Manchester at peak time is a massive, slow, tortuous, festering pit of car driving hell.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on October 22, 2016, 10:16:14 am
Quote from: zoony on October 04, 2016, 13:06:52 pm
Had a tyre pressure warning light come up on the dashboard yesterday. Inflated all the tyres to the correct pressure today, and the light is still bloody on. I'll check them again after work in the morning, but it's in for a service at the dealer in the afternoon anyway.



you normally have to press the reset button Rob?

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 23, 2016, 10:12:04 am
People who can't take their drink and start trouble. Had our night ruined by idiots  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 24, 2016, 13:15:00 pm
Decorating....surely its what decorators are for ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 25, 2016, 21:18:24 pm
Forgetfulness.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 25, 2016, 23:06:46 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 25, 2016, 21:18:24 pm
Forgetfulness.


Sorry, who are you ?  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 25, 2016, 23:43:15 pm
Today is my wife's 50th birthday. As a surprise, I booked a table at the finest Indian restaurant in town. She had no idea where I was taking her as we disembarked the taxi in the centre of town. Imagine my surprise as we turned the corner towards the restaurant to see two large vans and a couple of cars marked 'Immigration service', along with about a dozen immigration officers, in the process of bundling a number of Asian gentlemen out of said restaurant and into the back of the vans. Needless to say, the restaurant was closed for the night and I was forced to change our plans.
Amusing aside - David Cameron has previously endorsed the establishment and they still proudly display a photo of him, posing with the proprietor, in the window.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 26, 2016, 11:22:47 am
Quote from: DavidL on October 25, 2016, 23:43:15 pm
Today is my wife's 50th birthday. As a surprise, I booked a table at the finest Indian restaurant in town. She had no idea where I was taking her as we disembarked the taxi in the centre of town. Imagine my surprise as we turned the corner towards the restaurant to see two large vans and a couple of cars marked 'Immigration service', along with about a dozen immigration officers, in the process of bundling a number of Asian gentlemen out of said restaurant and into the back of the vans. Needless to say, the restaurant was closed for the night and I was forced to change our plans.
Amusing aside - David Cameron has previously endorsed the establishment and they still proudly display a photo of him, posing with the proprietor, in the window.

;D

I oresume you told her that it was a "real life" farce written by Paul Merton....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 26, 2016, 21:47:53 pm
Quote from: DavidL on October 25, 2016, 23:43:15 pm
Imagine my surprise as we turned the corner towards the restaurant to see two large vans and a couple of cars marked 'Immigration service', along with about a dozen immigration officers, in the process of bundling a number of Asian gentlemen out of said restaurant and into the back of the vans.

Oh, if only they had been fine upstanding citizens of EU countries...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 27, 2016, 14:26:11 pm
Shit, literally, shit. It's a good job Mrs S has gone out, I'm having trouble shifting this, it's curled up like an Anaconda.
Oh, if only I were French, I could just have curled it out at the side of the road and left it, then pissed off a bridge into a river. Damn being British and having standards >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on October 27, 2016, 15:48:36 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 27, 2016, 14:26:11 pm
Shit, literally, shit. It's a good job Mrs S has gone out, I'm having trouble shifting this, it's curled up like an Anaconda.
Oh, if only I were French, I could just have curled it out at the side of the road and left it, then pissed off a bridge into a river. Damn being British and having standards >:(


You need to speak to Zooney, he has a special technique. (May cost you 5p though)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 27, 2016, 18:25:35 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 27, 2016, 14:26:11 pm
Shit, literally, shit. It's a good job Mrs S has gone out, I'm having trouble shifting this, it's curled up like an Anaconda.
Oh, if only I were French, I could just have curled it out at the side of the road and left it, then pissed off a bridge into a river. Damn being British and having standards >:(
!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 03, 2016, 16:32:01 pm
Michael fecking Buble
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 03, 2016, 21:11:04 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 03, 2016, 16:32:01 pm
Michael fecking Buble


Could be worse, could be Bieber.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on November 04, 2016, 10:20:36 am
spent the last hour trying to get tickets for the Radiohead show in Dublin.  No joy
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 09, 2016, 00:38:31 am
Full of cold!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 13, 2016, 10:17:24 am
Safe-space regressive numpties complaining to the BBC that they've broadcast an interview with Marie Le Pen.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 14, 2016, 16:14:24 pm
too cloudy to see the supermoon....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2016, 21:44:03 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 14, 2016, 16:14:24 pm
too cloudy to see the supermoon....

It's not that super anyway...

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 14, 2016, 22:35:41 pm
It's quite super.......
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2016, 23:22:27 pm
It's shit LOL!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on November 14, 2016, 23:46:33 pm
If I ever get to meet the people who wrote Microsoft publisher I will cut their hearts out with a spoon.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 15, 2016, 09:37:33 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2016, 23:22:27 pm
It's shit LOL!


saw it this morning... super..... 8) :D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 15, 2016, 12:17:13 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 14, 2016, 23:22:27 pm
It's shit LOL!

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/F8A5/production/_92435636_3e3b5d0f-3261-4a1f-8049-e6e2dad75163.jpg)

awesome   8)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 15, 2016, 21:44:10 pm
Could be an aircraft flying in front of any full Moon. You'd never know if it were "Super" or not...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on November 16, 2016, 11:08:47 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 15, 2016, 21:44:10 pm
Could be an aircraft flying in front of any full Moon. You'd never know if it were "Super" or not...


Its good to see that the spirit of Humbugmas is alive and well.




Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Oor Wullie on November 17, 2016, 10:35:55 am
Just received an item from Ebay today which I ordered but is not quite what I was expecting.

I had ordered a promo copy of the Hold Your Fire LP and the pics that the seller on Ebay had put up looked as if the red balls on the cover didn't have the shadows behind them and the back cover looked as if the track listing was missing.  I thought that it was a very unusual item so I decided to buy it thinking I had a real rarity.

When I get it this morning, imaging my disappointment when I see the shadows next to the red balls and the track listings on the back.  When I looked at the original Ebay pics I then realise that they are slightly out of focus and due to the red to black ratio being high, it gave the impression that they weren't there.

Not happy, although I've now gained a promo copy of HYF that I didn't have before.

To see the pics of my new purchase and the rest of my ever expanding Rush collection, have a look at.........

www.facebook.com/rushvinylcollectorpage
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 18, 2016, 10:16:27 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 15, 2016, 21:44:10 pm
Could be an aircraft flying in front of any full Moon. You'd never know if it were "Super" or not...


now this is super...

(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1611/nhq201611140001_900x1238.jpg)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on November 19, 2016, 00:52:41 am
£370 million to refurbish Buckingham Palace... viva la republic.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 19, 2016, 08:52:36 am
Quote from: Nick on November 19, 2016, 00:52:41 am
£370 million to refurbish Buckingham Palace... viva la republic.



Yep, and disestablish the equally parasitical relic that is the CofE as well.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on November 19, 2016, 10:16:05 am
Quote from: Nick on November 19, 2016, 00:52:41 am
£370 million to refurbish Buckingham Palace... viva la republic.



370 million?   Let the royals pay for it themselves. They should certainly contribute.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on November 19, 2016, 11:41:10 am
Quote from: döm on November 19, 2016, 10:16:05 am

370 million?   Let the royals pay for it themselves. They should certainly contribute.


Don't exaggerate, its was £369million yesterday....mind you that extra £1million could pay for an awful lot of homeless shelters / hostels... :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 19, 2016, 12:33:06 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 19, 2016, 11:41:10 am
Don't exaggerate, its was £369million yesterday....mind you that extra £1million could pay for an awful lot of homeless shelters / hostels... :-\

And I bet £369 million would build you a number of new Buck Houses >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 19, 2016, 13:27:25 pm
I think they need a second quote.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 20, 2016, 01:12:56 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 19, 2016, 13:27:25 pm
I think they need a second quote.
I'm sure it could be done for considerably less using exclusively Eastern European labour.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 25, 2016, 08:41:31 am
fecked my knee from basically going down on my haunches for 3 minutes.  Limping badly and can't put any weight on.  feck.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on November 25, 2016, 12:54:59 pm
black bloody Friday soon to be followed by cyber fecking Monday.. who thinks up this shit...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on November 29, 2016, 13:08:29 pm
Inability to maintain any kind of good mood as a result of constantly chasing up and/or rectifying issues caused by people and organisations who just don't give a feck.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Oor Wullie on December 01, 2016, 09:53:06 am
1st December today.

The way some people act in my workplace, you'd think it was bloody Christmas already.

Sheesh!!! :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 08, 2016, 15:27:33 pm
world gone mad

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38250600/potato-letters-ruin-dinner-for-young-mum-and-her-complaint-goes-viral
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 19, 2016, 09:40:32 am
An ominous dryness of the throat.  If this escalates into full-blown man-cold it will spoil my Christmas.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on December 20, 2016, 10:07:50 am
What a shitty year  Hopefully yesterday's events in Berlin will be the last bad news from 2016.  I would say good riddance but I fear 2017 will be even worse.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 20, 2016, 13:49:36 pm
Quote from: döm on December 20, 2016, 10:07:50 am
What a shitty year  Hopefully yesterday's events in Berlin will be the last bad news from 2016.  I would say good riddance but I fear 2017 will be even worse.
Hopefully certain European politicians will have learned a harsh lesson - don't allow your eagerness to display your liberal credentials to put your citizens in harm's way.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on December 20, 2016, 14:06:54 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 20, 2016, 13:49:36 pm
Hopefully certain European politicians will have learned a harsh lesson - don't allow your eagerness to display your liberal credentials to put your citizens in harm's way.



There are lessons learned to be sure.  Hopefully it won't stop wealthy countries from doing the right thing and allowing asylum seekers into their countriesthough


Do you think Farage and co learnt the lesson not to inflame public opinion with the resultant death of Jo Cox this Summer ?  Doesn't appear so!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2016, 14:32:47 pm
Quote from: döm on December 20, 2016, 14:06:54 pmDo you think Farage and co learnt the lesson not to inflame public opinion with the resultant death of Jo Cox this Summer ?  Doesn't appear so!



Unfair this, I feel; given Farage & co (and I'm no cheerleader for them) weren't inciting anyone to do their political opponents any physical harm - let alone cold-blooded murder - then it strikes me there was no lesson for them to be learned.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on December 20, 2016, 17:30:10 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 20, 2016, 14:32:47 pm

Unfair this, I feel; given Farage & co (and I'm no cheerleader for them) weren't inciting anyone to do their political opponents any physical harm - let alone cold-blooded murder - then it strikes me there was no lesson for them to be learned.



And yet Merkel can be blamed for deaths she certainly didn't incite.  Farage certainly charged the atmosphere and led certain people to feel justified in acting violently...


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nigel-farage-leaveeu-campaign-inciting-racial-and-religious-hatred-40000-lodge-complaint-a7147141.html
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 20, 2016, 18:20:35 pm
Quote from: döm on December 20, 2016, 17:30:10 pm

And yet Merkel can be blamed for deaths she certainly didn't incite.  Farage certainly charged the atmosphere and led certain people to feel justified in acting violently...

'straw-clutching' of the highest order.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2016, 19:48:05 pm
Quote from: döm on December 20, 2016, 17:30:10 pm

And yet Merkel can be blamed for deaths she certainly didn't incite.



It could be argued she has an element of culpability (though personally I'm not entirely certain of this).


QuoteFarage certainly charged the atmosphere and led certain people to feel justified in acting violently...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nigel-farage-leaveeu-campaign-inciting-racial-and-religious-hatred-40000-lodge-complaint-a7147141.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nigel-farage-leaveeu-campaign-inciting-racial-and-religious-hatred-40000-lodge-complaint-a7147141.html)



Regressive right nationalist morons don't need much of an excuse to misinterpret UKIP propaganda for their own ends; sadly, the same can be said for the regressive left safe-spacers who cry "racist" at the first hint of robust discourse.  There's a forgotten arena in the middle where there are measured and rational discussions to be had - and where the likes of the Guardianistas and Independents of this world are conspicuously absent.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on December 20, 2016, 20:09:13 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 20, 2016, 19:48:05 pm

It could be argued she has an element of culpability (though personally I'm not entirely certain of this).



Regressive right nationalist morons don't need much of an excuse to misinterpret UKIP propaganda for their own ends; sadly, the same can be said for the regressive left safe-spacers who cry "racist" at the first hint of robust discourse.  There's a forgotten arena in the middle where there are measured and rational discussions to be had - and where the likes of the Guardianistas and Independents of this world are conspicuously absent.



Good post Matt. I'm interested to know where this middle can be found in the UK media? 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 20, 2016, 20:25:36 pm
Quote from: döm on December 20, 2016, 20:09:13 pm

Good post Matt. I'm interested to know where this middle can be found in the UK media?
I agree, good points well made.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 22, 2016, 09:45:43 am
Quote from: döm on December 20, 2016, 20:09:13 pm

Good post Matt. I'm interested to know where this middle can be found in the UK media?



Good question - it appears to have been largely abandoned as debates have become wildly polarised.  Fortunately, there remains a cluster of steadfastly centrist liberals (Maajid Nawaz is my favourite example) who even, on occasion, get their articles published in the likes of The Grauniad, so all is not lost.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on December 23, 2016, 23:27:44 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38423963

feck off 2016, don't you dare take Princess Leia!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 29, 2016, 21:46:31 pm
Failing by three hours to take three days off the booze...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on December 29, 2016, 22:12:45 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 29, 2016, 21:46:31 pm
Failing by three hours to take three days off the booze...

Which drink broke You?

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 30, 2016, 12:42:03 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 29, 2016, 22:12:45 pm
Which drink broke You?

A Pauwel Kwak
An Adnams Rye PA
A glass of Glenlivet.

I was stitched up by a conspiracy...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on December 30, 2016, 23:31:12 pm
Bloody Andy Murray has been knighted in the New Year's Honours List
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on December 30, 2016, 23:36:54 pm
And mrs beckham has got an obe...what the feck for??
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 30, 2016, 23:38:27 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on December 30, 2016, 23:31:12 pm
Bloody Andy Murray has been knighted in the New Year's Honours List

A big plus one on that.


The only K he deserves is the one which starts Kunt
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on December 31, 2016, 00:11:12 am
Over Curmudgeonly people
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 31, 2016, 00:16:20 am
A disabled horse rider's got a K FFS why?

A woman I know has raised huge amounts of money for Leukaemia research over the years, people in these parts have been nominating her for years, but all she's ever got is the BEM, which is the lowest of the low in these awards
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 31, 2016, 01:02:18 am
All these awards are meaningless because the monarchy is a joke and should be disestablished, along with the even bigger joke that is the CofE.

Thank you and good knight.  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2016, 09:03:29 am
Agreed - a load of wank.  That said, I wouldn't begrudge anyone for getting/receiving one...

There's more important stuff to get riled about..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on December 31, 2016, 13:33:38 pm
Following a 26 minute wait to be put through to customer services to sort out fraudulent activity on my CC, at the end of the 18 minute conversation I forgot to ask them to reset my password and passcode 😠 😱😣🔫
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2016, 14:03:20 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 31, 2016, 13:33:38 pm
Following a 26 minute wait to be put through to customer services to sort out fraudulent activity on my CC, at the end of the 18 minute conversation I forgot to ask them to reset my password and passcode 😠 😱😣🔫

You can do this on internet banking?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on December 31, 2016, 22:02:59 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 31, 2016, 14:03:20 pm
You can do this on internet banking?



Thanks but thats compromised my end.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 02, 2017, 09:58:32 am
Have to go to Leeds for an MRI scan today simply because the notoriously incompetent admin numpties at Calderdale failed to send over the scans of the last one I had...back in February last year.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on January 02, 2017, 22:11:07 pm
Back to work tomorrow
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 02, 2017, 22:38:39 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 02, 2017, 22:11:07 pm
Back to work tomorrow


Ditto, but will be easing myself in gently by working from home
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 04, 2017, 16:30:59 pm
Bollocks.  Bon Iver euro tour cancelled...and I had a front row..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on January 05, 2017, 08:14:11 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 04, 2017, 16:30:59 pm
...and I had a front row..

You have front row for most of your gigs  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 08, 2017, 14:17:48 pm
Friends have got in touch about coming for the weekend - with dog in tow.  Daughter frightened of dogs as is wife.  Wife and I both hygiene freaks...

Messaged back that mutt might be an issue...am I being out of order?

To be fair, he's come back and said they can get sitters for the dog.

I actually love dogs - just not in my house...and I'm not a big stroker...of dogs, that is..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 08, 2017, 15:15:40 pm
Feel pretty out of order.  The thought of a dog sitting on the sofa or their bed...Eeuw.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 08, 2017, 15:39:19 pm
It's not out of order in any way mate - dogs shed hair everywhere and fill the room with their body odour.  I should know. :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 08, 2017, 15:43:56 pm
I've gone back and said it should be ok.  I hope they don't bring her!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 08, 2017, 23:16:40 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 08, 2017, 14:17:48 pm
Friends have got in touch about coming for the weekend - with dog in tow.  Daughter frightened of dogs as is wife.  Wife and I both hygiene freaks...

Messaged back that mutt might be an issue...am I being out of order?

To be fair, he's come back and said they can get sitters for the dog.

I actually love dogs - just not in my house...and I'm not a big stroker...of dogs, that is..


I had a similar situation at Christmas....

BiL has taken on a rescue dog. I didn't want it in the house, but ended up conceding for the day after Mrs Bez gave me the "grunting" treatment for four days and then turned on the tears...

I love other people's dogs, but don't want one, not do I want one in my house....

In the end the dog was no trouble.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 09, 2017, 06:53:02 am
Cheers Bez and Matt.

I appreciate how much people love their dogs and don't want to cause offence but mate has come back and said it's no issue leaving dog with his BiL, so all good...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 24, 2017, 20:24:54 pm
feckwit BT management allowing their share price to fall 20% today due to fantasy financial reporting in Italy  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 25, 2017, 09:38:50 am
Quote from: DavidL on January 24, 2017, 20:24:54 pm
feckwit BT management allowing their share price to fall 20% today due to fantasy financial reporting in Italy  >:(


Only partly that, also a general profits warning and a statement saying that long-standing customers aren't renewing contracts....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on January 25, 2017, 10:39:20 am
Quote from: Bez on January 25, 2017, 09:38:50 am
Only partly that, also a general profits warning and a statement saying that long-standing customers aren't renewing contracts....
The profits warning is a direct result of BT Italy scandal - £145m write down has grown to £530m and it may be more.
Idiots. I work for the plonkers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on January 26, 2017, 10:53:58 am
Scottish Power.

They've taken over my Elec today, but 'forgot' to process a takeover for my gas.  Despite my online account suggesting that they have and asking for a gas meter reading.  Apparently, this is 'a fault in their system'.

Feel like driving to their call centre and using both fists to create a fault in their fecking faces.

Going back to OVO next January.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2017, 19:16:07 pm
May and Trump...fawning for a trade deal.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on January 31, 2017, 14:46:38 pm
John Wetton, singer for Asia has died of cancer
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on January 31, 2017, 18:11:02 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on January 31, 2017, 14:46:38 pm
John Wetton, singer for Asia has died of cancer

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/asia-john-wetton-dies-after-battle-with-cancer/
great singer, sad loss
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 31, 2017, 20:56:58 pm
Yes, that's a sad loss.  Had a really melodic voice and those early Asia albums are magnificent.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 31, 2017, 21:47:55 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 31, 2017, 20:56:58 pm
Yes, that's a sad loss.  Had a really melodic voice and those albums he did with King Crimson are magnificent.

Fixed :)

Mrs S will be at a loss now, so soon after the death of Greg Lake.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Thailand Express on February 01, 2017, 15:41:44 pm
That is sad news.  Carl Palmer's had a helluva time recently.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Fishy on February 03, 2017, 13:23:47 pm
Beyonce.....just feck of love... well done you're pregnant but stop with the fecking photos...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 12, 2017, 12:36:06 pm
Blocked drains. Hopefully problem is the main sewer as I've proved our drain OK with rods. Reported to Thames Water and been told 8hr response. Let's see how they perform!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 12, 2017, 16:53:40 pm
Quote from: DavidL on February 12, 2017, 12:36:06 pm
Blocked drains. Hopefully problem is the main sewer as I've proved our drain OK with rods. Reported to Thames Water and been told 8hr response. Let's see how they perform!
Thame Water arrived at 4:00pm - drains sorted 20 mins later (main blocked with baby wipes). Top performance.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 15, 2017, 14:10:51 pm
Had a nice letter from S Yorkshire Police informing me of an alleged speeding offence on the M1. Bloody variable speed limits >:(
Still, mea culpa and they have let me off with a warning. Probably get a letter tomorrow saying I've been done for real...

Trouble is next to nobody slows down when the variable speed limit lights up and you get swept away with the tide. Pity they can't catch all the buggers on their mobiles.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 19, 2017, 21:28:51 pm
Filling station 'gloves' that are nothing more than a polythene bag....with a hand drawn on them  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 22, 2017, 21:19:44 pm
The annual reminder of the stupefyingly atrocious and exponentially deteriorating state of pop music that is the Shit Awards.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 22, 2017, 21:42:08 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 22, 2017, 21:19:44 pm
The annual reminder of the stupefyingly atrocious and exponentially deteriorating state of pop music that is the Shit Awards.

You don't have to watch it, or indeed pay it any attention. At least you can console yourself with the thought that it would have been worse in the 80s ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 22, 2017, 22:06:03 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 22, 2017, 21:42:08 pm
You don't have to watch it, or indeed pay it any attention. At least you can console yourself with the thought that it would have been worse in the 80s ;)



Just keeping my finger on the pulse (faint though it may be).


Good Pop died with the 80s, everyone sees that. :)  It was only worse in those halcyon times in the sense that nobody was prepared for just how shite pop was in comparison afterward! 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 28, 2017, 21:48:32 pm
(Sir) Philip Green only paying £363m of the £571m pension deficit at BHS that he caused
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on April 21, 2017, 16:00:36 pm
Not being able to sink my battleship💩🙊🙈
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on April 27, 2017, 00:34:30 am
My band lost in a battle of the bands tonight, and the most obvious band there won - who were shite!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 29, 2017, 14:29:06 pm
One of my molars fell to bits when eating my Rice Krispies this morning.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 02, 2017, 20:16:36 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 29, 2017, 14:29:06 pm
One of my molars fell to bits when eating my Rice Krispies this morning.



Don't talk to me about teeth mate as I'm currently on antibiotics for an infection having gone to see an emergency dentist on bank holiday Monday. The pain is as bad as I've ever experienced.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on May 02, 2017, 20:57:22 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 29, 2017, 14:29:06 pm
One of my molars fell to bits when eating my Rice Krispies this morning.

Stick to black pudding for breakfast.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on May 07, 2017, 09:48:04 am
Stephen Fry under investigation by Irish police for being a big old meanie about a supposed omnipotent deity.

Which century are we in again?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on May 07, 2017, 12:26:04 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 07, 2017, 09:48:04 am
Stephen Fry under investigation by Irish police for being a big old meanie about a supposed omnipotent deity.

Which century are we in again?

He/she is a sensitive old soul.

No not Stephen Fry.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 20, 2017, 12:07:53 pm
I am shit scared of mice.

Wife discovered one on Tuesday night.

In the last 3 days we have caught 8 mice in traps.

Thinking of moving house.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 20, 2017, 12:58:55 pm
9 now.  fecks sake.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 20, 2017, 14:14:18 pm
Mice are lovely :)
We love watching them from out of our kitchen window. Little buggers will get stamped on if they come in though...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 22, 2017, 12:30:13 pm
Cheap advanced First Class rail tickets mean you get all sorts of plebs using them.
Currently sitting across from a flat nosed bloke from Sheffield Boxing Centre and his bottle blonde prune faced floozie.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 22, 2017, 13:05:02 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 20, 2017, 12:58:55 pm
9 now.  fecks sake.

10.

Last one was Sat night.  Nothing since then.  Hopefully thats it..

Little bastards.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on May 22, 2017, 14:52:19 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 22, 2017, 13:05:02 pm
10.

Last one was Sat night.  Nothing since then.  Hopefully thats it..

Little bastards.


Don't bank on it....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 22, 2017, 15:04:04 pm
feck.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on May 22, 2017, 18:29:33 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 22, 2017, 15:04:04 pm
feck.

Get a cat.....

... and dont feed it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 22, 2017, 18:59:18 pm
New Rammstein Live dvd is shit :-/
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on May 22, 2017, 19:42:08 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on May 22, 2017, 18:29:33 pm
Get a cat.....

... and dont feed it.

Can't stand cats, sly bastards that leave their fecking hair over everything..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 02, 2017, 12:07:12 pm
Indicator relay in my car is fecked and has completely drained my battery
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 11, 2017, 21:54:35 pm
My first ever visit to A&E after being knocked off my bike by a woman pulling out from a row of parked cars. Bitch was parked facing oncoming traffic too. >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 11, 2017, 22:30:47 pm
Nothing big serious I hope, Nick.  Hope you got her details?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 11, 2017, 23:45:33 pm
Perhaps a broken collarbone. Awaiting more expert analysis of X-Rays.
Lots of missing skin on my left hand side.
We have all her details.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 12, 2017, 07:17:58 am
Sorry to hear that. Hope you're not too badly hurt. Get well soon.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: NeilP on June 12, 2017, 08:49:05 am
take care Nick, glad to hear not too serious. I'd be suprised is the collar bone didn't pop.. the old cycling injury.
Get well soon
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 12, 2017, 11:27:05 am
Blummin eck, Simsy...just glad you're around to tell the tale.  Hope you have a speedy recovery first and foremost - and the appropriate "paperwork" gets sorted.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on June 12, 2017, 11:58:20 am
fecking hell.  As others have said, glad all ok.  Bones heal.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 12, 2017, 12:47:32 pm
Sorry to hear that Nick, hope you get on the mend soon.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 12, 2017, 21:44:24 pm
Thank you all for your concern :)
Hopefully the collar bone isn't broken as I haven't been recalled to the fracture clinic. I am suffering from lots of seepage from the wound dressings sticking to my clothes.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on June 13, 2017, 08:31:51 am
Sorry to hear Nick - speedy recovery mate!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on June 13, 2017, 17:09:42 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 11, 2017, 21:54:35 pm
My first ever visit to A&E after being knocked off my bike by a woman pulling out from a row of parked cars. Bitch was parked facing oncoming traffic too. >:(



Take her to the cleaners mate. Glad you're OK.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 13, 2017, 21:46:24 pm
Quote from: zoony on June 13, 2017, 17:09:42 pm

Take her to the cleaners mate. Glad you're OK.

Might have ballsed up on that, as you should report these things to the police within 24 hours. I didn't get pictures of my fresh injuries either. Although late this afternoon I heard that my collarbone does have a hairline fracture, so I should have a picture of that, although I have to wait until next Monday for an appointment at the fracture clinic.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 24, 2017, 00:20:32 am
Radiohead @ Glasto. What a load of old twonk. Verily, they have donned the raiment of the Emperor's new clothes.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 24, 2017, 00:30:43 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 24, 2017, 00:20:32 am
Radiohead @ Glasto. What a load of old twonk. Verily, they have donned the raiment of the Emperor's new clothes.
This made me chuckle (from Twitter):


"Love the crowd pretending they know the words to #Radiohead Songs. No one knows the words, not even Thom Yorke"
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on June 27, 2017, 22:25:11 pm
£6 million for the Royal fam and £1 billion for the DUP.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 28, 2017, 11:23:34 am
Quote from: Nick on June 27, 2017, 22:25:11 pm
£6 million for the Royal fam and £1 billion for the DUP.



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Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 08, 2017, 11:37:37 am
The Lions series ending in a tie. It's on a par with the RWC, so there should be a winner.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 13, 2017, 17:28:44 pm
Cancer took the life of a lovely girl I know yesterday at the age of 45. Very sad. RIP Sharon X.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on July 13, 2017, 19:37:10 pm
Quote from: zoony on July 13, 2017, 17:28:44 pm
Cancer took the life of a lovely girl I know yesterday at the age of 45. Very sad. RIP Sharon X.
Condolences
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 14, 2017, 10:58:33 am
Young lass in a VW Golf drove into me today. Thankfully I'm ok but me car will be written off
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 04, 2017, 10:28:15 am
Being advised by Leeds General Infirmary there isn't enough funding for an op for which I've been referred.

Now which cHunt's fault is that I wonder?

Lo and behold, I happen upon an article from this morning's The Times:

NHS must cut waste if it wants more cash, says surgeon Sir Tim Briggs (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/nhs-must-cut-waste-if-it-wants-more-cash-says-surgeon-sir-tim-briggs-g3cgvp0pr)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 07, 2017, 17:38:53 pm
Taking nearly 3 hours to sort my FL squad out.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 11, 2017, 16:06:19 pm
My 6 days off have flown by, and it's back for four 12hr days from tomorrow.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 14, 2017, 21:49:45 pm
A day out in Peterborough. Not that that's such a bad thing, but having to go there for a priority Passport renewal and hanging around for four hours to pick it up. Made all the worse by Mrs S's incessant whittling about not filling in forms correctly and not looking like our old Passport photos.

(memo to self: always keep passport up to date on a timely basis)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on August 15, 2017, 08:26:09 am
People who drive with P plates on their cars - come on you've either passed your test or you haven't - if your not confident then stay off the road!! >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 15, 2017, 09:44:25 am
Bought deluxe Misplaced Childhood from Fish's website at beginning of July.  No email confirmation, no reference number and no response to 3 emails to their site as to whereabouts.

Shite service, really.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 15, 2017, 13:03:01 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 15, 2017, 09:44:25 am
Bought deluxe Misplaced Childhood from Fish's website at beginning of July.  No email confirmation, no reference number and no response to 3 emails to their site as to whereabouts.

Shite service, really.
I'm surprised Derek would dick you around 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 17, 2017, 16:50:00 pm
Should have been off for 10 days from yesterday, but I've got to work tomorrow and Saturday now as I can't get any cover on my job.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 23, 2017, 16:14:46 pm
It seems to be getting even quieter than usual on here  :-\ .
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 24, 2017, 08:03:34 am
Its always quieter in the summer, mate....

Fishy seems to have swum away permanently,  too
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on August 24, 2017, 12:28:10 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 23, 2017, 16:14:46 pm
It seems to be getting even quieter than usual on here  :-\ .



Let's start rumours of a new Rush album and tour - that should liven things up  ;D ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 25, 2017, 12:19:56 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on August 24, 2017, 12:28:10 pm


Well I've just posted in RUSH news and chat about possible new things mate.

Let's start rumours of a new Rush album and tour - that should liven things up  ;D ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 27, 2017, 21:50:48 pm
Saddle Sores
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 28, 2017, 09:30:33 am
Having problems with our bloody toilet seat! Only bought a new one a couple of months ago, and it's all loose and wobbly already.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 28, 2017, 19:13:53 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 15, 2017, 09:44:25 am
Bought deluxe Misplaced Childhood from Fish's website at beginning of July.  No email confirmation, no reference number and no response to 3 emails to their site as to whereabouts.

Shite service, really.

No response to 3 emails.

I finally get a rather snotty email after putting up a comment on their FB page, the jist of which is they haven't received my money.  I send them an email back of a screenshot showing money left the same day it was ordered.  A very curt response sent back saying its going out today - which is odd, as its a bank holiday.

Really shit.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 28, 2017, 22:14:19 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 28, 2017, 19:13:53 pm
No response to 3 emails.

I finally get a rather snotty email after putting up a comment on their FB page, the jist of which is they haven't received my money.  I send them an email back of a screenshot showing money left the same day it was ordered.  A very curt response sent back saying its going out today - which is odd, as its a bank holiday.

Really shit.


All a bit "amateur hour" but I guess that's what you get by buying direct from the artist...I hope it arrives signed.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on August 28, 2017, 22:46:08 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 28, 2017, 22:14:19 pm
All a bit "amateur hour" but I guess that's what you get by buying direct from the artist...I hope it arrives signed.

but not with a 'personal' message  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 30, 2017, 19:30:36 pm
It arrived.  Shocking pressing, tonnes of clicks.

Also - bought an IMAC.  Sort of regretting it, having used windows for the last 20 years.  Hopefully, I'll get used to it quickly.  Its like the Wife - very beautiful to look at and touch but harder to work out.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 30, 2017, 20:44:10 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 30, 2017, 19:30:36 pm
It arrived.  Shocking pressing, tonnes of clicks.



Sending it back?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 30, 2017, 21:22:13 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 30, 2017, 20:44:10 pm
Sending it back?
'Bandwagon jumpers' with no care over quality control by the sounds of it - the downside to the vinyl revival, I'm afraid  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 31, 2017, 10:21:53 am
Quote from: Bez on August 30, 2017, 20:44:10 pm
Sending it back?

No - they won't give a shit.  Never mind.  Glorious record, though.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 10, 2017, 09:57:11 am
Wife's driving  >:(
The garden wall looks like a piece of modern art  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 11, 2017, 11:59:47 am
The only date that I cannot make on next years Marillion tour is Gateshead Sage.  fecking hell.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 11, 2017, 19:14:45 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 11, 2017, 11:59:47 am
The only date that I cannot make on next years Marillion tour is Gateshead Sage.  fecking hell.

Come join us at Cambridge.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 11, 2017, 21:43:41 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 11, 2017, 19:14:45 pm
Come join us at Cambridge.

Thanks Patrick - will probably do Liverpool - last night of the tour in a venue I've not been too.  Can't believe we get back the night after Gateshead, so if that show had been swapped for any of the other dates, I'd have been able to go.  Have wanted them to play there for years.


In other news, feeling run down and a little depressed today.  Snap out of it soon, hopefully.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 12, 2017, 00:07:01 am
Starting to see the C-word everywhere.  FFS.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on September 12, 2017, 17:51:46 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 12, 2017, 00:07:01 am
Starting to see the C-word everywhere.  FFS.

Cambridge?  ???
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on September 12, 2017, 18:24:57 pm
Corbyn. Or c***?

I suppose it amounts to the same thing.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 12, 2017, 21:55:06 pm
Conservative or c***?

I suppose it amounts to the same thing...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on September 12, 2017, 22:30:19 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on September 12, 2017, 21:55:06 pm
Conservative or c***?

I suppose it amounts to the same thing...


touche  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 11, 2017, 21:23:39 pm
That advert for money supermarket when Skeletor does that pathetic laugh 😠.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 12, 2017, 21:48:55 pm
The boy passed his driving test today.

No means of supporting himself and he expects to be provided with a car and insurance. He can go whistle.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 12, 2017, 22:06:12 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 12, 2017, 21:48:55 pm
The boy passed his driving test today.

No means of supporting himself and he expects to be provided with a car and insurance. He can go whistle.



My youngest boy has got a car, just can't be arsed to drive it and get his test sorted.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on October 13, 2017, 09:04:52 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 12, 2017, 21:48:55 pm
The boy passed his driving test today.

No means of supporting himself and he expects to be provided with a car and insurance. He can go whistle.


Maybe he can drive himself to the job centre....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 13, 2017, 21:59:46 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 13, 2017, 09:04:52 am
Maybe he can drive himself to the job centre....

It's only a mile and a bit walk. I used to do it. Bloody kids today...  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 14, 2017, 08:21:53 am
Headaches and hangovers.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 14, 2017, 17:35:06 pm
Just over a week ago, a request went out for a volunteer to work in Oxford today on a circuit upgrade. I never do these things but it does get noticed by the 'higher-ups' and things are getting a bit dodgy regarding staff numbers. As soon as I'd put my name on it, I realised that I'd booked Monday off ages ago so we could have a weekend away in the motorhome - grr! The wife was not too upset and thought that it was best to show willing anyway.
Even though it was a straightforward upgrade requiring minimal work it could not be started until 12pm so screwed the day up. Another engineer was at the customer's end user site in Wallingford to change the necessary kit there. Co-op required with help desk to do the configuration changes whilst we simultaneously changed the kit. The circuit was 100 megabit leased line changing to 1Gbit. Very straightforward but after carrying out the upgrade, the end user informed my colleague that his communications provider, who shall remain nameless, had not explained that the customer interface has to change from electrical to optical.
Without the necessary means of re-connecting the customer kit we had to reverse the upgrade and leave the circuit as it was. Total waste of time for all involved - feckwits  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on October 15, 2017, 10:45:06 am
"Baroness" Warsi on Sunday morning TV.

Never been elected and evidently delighted to willingly accept the considerable benefits of political office based on tokenism as opposed to talent.

Somehow still gets invited onto political programmes to spout her endlessly muddle-headed identity politics.

Has a book out which has been comprehensively eviscerated in a review by Douglas Murray, not that you'd know it from this morning's soft-soap interview.

Wow, she is annoying.

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 21, 2017, 18:45:17 pm
Some dosy woman just reversed into the side of my car in a Morrisons car park and took out my passenger wing mirror
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 21, 2017, 20:41:43 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on October 21, 2017, 18:45:17 pm
Some dosy woman just reversed into the side of my car in a Morrisons car park and took out my passenger wing mirror

Well if you will shop at Morrisons...

You're too young for Morrisons, you don't have a Zimmer and you don't smell of wee :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 23, 2017, 00:18:17 am
Bloody 'security' at the O2.
Couldn't organise a piss up at a brewery.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on October 23, 2017, 08:00:46 am
Quote from: pdw1 on October 23, 2017, 00:18:17 am
Bloody 'security' at the O2.
Couldn't organise a piss up at a brewery.

Yes, I read Keith's Facebook post...I get into Manchester at 6pom on Saturday - sounds like I need to get straight to the hotel and then leg it to the venue double quick...are they on at 8?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on October 23, 2017, 08:45:25 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 23, 2017, 08:00:46 am
Yes, I read Keith's Facebook post...I get into Manchester at 6pom on Saturday - sounds like I need to get straight to the hotel and then leg it to the venue double quick...are they on at 8?

They were on at 8.20.
It was not just standing tickets that took ages to get in. I had friends who were sitting upstairs who queued for 40 minutes to get in and be searched. They fortunately got in just as Metallica hit the stage.
We queued for over an hour and missed the first half hour of the gig. Not happy.
Fortunately Metallica were great and played for over 2 hours.

So yes, get there early. Hope you have a great gig.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on October 27, 2017, 13:32:26 pm
Four days off, and I'm full of stinking cold 🤧.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 29, 2017, 01:18:08 am
Feeling drained all day, just played two shit gigs! Sound guy and his laccie at the second kept giving me shit all the way through the gig because of my band's "bad technique" (we were playing a small pub in Bradford, not Wembley arena ffs) then some pissed up guy started giving me shit about my bass player "disrespecting" his gear!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on November 01, 2017, 20:49:42 pm
Fallon gone..how could he head up the defence of the nation? A Knight of the realm as well.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 01, 2017, 21:48:05 pm
Oh, I don't know, he'd fit in well on a Nuclear Sub :)

My annoyance of Monday, yesterday, today and all work days until near the end of next February, is the dark nights make the motorway middle-lane hogs stick ever more resolutely to their chosen lane.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on November 08, 2017, 18:26:03 pm
Manipulative, passive aggressive, attention seeking control freaks who cant cope when reality clashes with their own fantasy narrative.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on November 23, 2017, 11:10:14 am
BT Sport having the ashes, and I have SKY!

Anyone know of places that will be streaming it ?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on November 23, 2017, 12:48:53 pm
mobdro for android. Crisis averted
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on November 30, 2017, 18:44:23 pm
Quote from: Bez on September 12, 2017, 22:30:19 pm
touche  ;D


No. I had more than a grain of truth on my side, whereas Richard's contribution was mindless and unfounded retaliation. Untouched.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on November 30, 2017, 18:44:57 pm
Trump. Same as yesterday.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 30, 2017, 19:13:55 pm
A "two-carder" at the cashpoint. AAAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!

One of my top everyday betes noires, along with petrol pump procrastinators and "So..." merchants.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 01, 2017, 18:34:56 pm
Just bought a new copy of Hotel California as my existing copy is pretty noisy and I'll be featuring it on my next 'Classic Vinyl@The Plough' on Wednesday. I wasn't expecting a stellar issue, sound wise, for £16.99 but it is considerably quieter than the one I have. Unfortunately it has a significant pressing fault in the form of a 'bubble' on one track probably caused by a lack of care at the pressing plant - thunk.......thunk.......thunk.......thunk. Noticed it before I'd removed it from the inner sleeve. Unplayable.
Back to the shop tomorrow  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 03, 2017, 17:16:21 pm
Mice!
Went to the Garage to get my chain cleaner and lube for the bike to find that mice have been in and shredded the foam pads in the cleaner and nibbled a hole in the lube bottle so that's all over the garage floor. Luckily it was the dry lube and they'd left the wet lube bottle alone - apart from secreting the top of the bottle somewhere. Hopefully the pesky critters will all have been poisoned!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 03, 2017, 22:00:39 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 01, 2017, 18:34:56 pm
Just bought a new copy of Hotel California as my existing copy is pretty noisy and I'll be featuring it on my next 'Classic Vinyl@The Plough' on Wednesday. I wasn't expecting a stellar issue, sound wise, for £16.99 but it is considerably quieter than the one I have. Unfortunately it has a significant pressing fault in the form of a 'bubble' on one track probably caused by a lack of care at the pressing plant - thunk.......thunk.......thunk.......thunk. Noticed it before I'd removed it from the inner sleeve. Unplayable.
Back to the shop tomorrow  >:(
Refunded as I had the last copy. Collected a replacement from Amazon locker today - great copy, no sign of previous pressing flaw. Happy bunny. Shame I was unable to support my local independent store though.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on December 06, 2017, 13:12:37 pm
Pubs and Clubs that allow these guys to stand in the Gents toilets trying to give you soap and scent to wash your hands and paper towels to dry them all for a tip - here's a tip, I am perfectly capable of washing and drying my own hands there is no need for you to be here........Dingwalls in Camden last night - a rock gig - no need!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on December 06, 2017, 14:16:10 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on December 06, 2017, 13:12:37 pm
Pubs and Clubs that allow these guys to stand in the Gents toilets trying to give you soap and scent to wash your hands and paper towels to dry them all for a tip - here's a tip, I am perfectly capable of washing and drying my own hands there is no need for you to be here........Dingwalls in Camden last night - a rock gig - no need!!!


They've been in Dingwalls for years....always gives me "stage fright"  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 08, 2017, 16:19:21 pm
Pious fool Justin Welby showing his execrable anti-secularist true colours in the HoL today. 

Long past time the 26 unelected professional faith-peddling old bigots were placed in a safe space well away from the machinations of the State.  As it stands the only other the country to have a similar arrangement where clerics sit in such positions of power simply because they're clerics is Iran.

Embarrassing.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 10, 2017, 10:52:15 am
Masses of fecking snow everywhere. Supposed to be on nights later as well. Will have to look at conditions nearer the time and decide if it's safe enough to try and get there.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 10, 2017, 12:48:30 pm
Barely any snow >:(

Got about 10mm not forecasted 10cm
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 12, 2017, 02:34:45 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 10, 2017, 12:48:30 pm
Barely any snow >:(

Got about 10mm not forecasted 10cm



We got forecast 10-20cm, and had a good 9 inches of the bastard stuff.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on December 15, 2017, 19:12:13 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on December 06, 2017, 13:12:37 pm
Pubs and Clubs that allow these guys to stand in the Gents toilets trying to give you soap and scent to wash your hands and paper towels to dry them all for a tip - here's a tip, I am perfectly capable of washing and drying my own hands there is no need for you to be here........Dingwalls in Camden last night - a rock gig - no need!!!



This!! Fer fuxxake!!! Just do one...so I can do one in peace!!🖕 >:( 🖕
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 17, 2017, 01:25:49 am
Proper balls-up at Leeds Academy for Extreme/Dan Reed Network tonight.

Still a massive, glacially slow queue outside - in freezing cold - when DRN started so mickpaz and his mate and I missed the large majority of their set.

I've never seen such a shambolic operation at the venue, it's usually smooth as clockwork.  Really took the shine off the evening. ☹️
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 19, 2017, 21:48:28 pm
Went in Thor's Tipi in Sheffield today on our works' Xmas do for a quick flagon of ale, and there's only me rubbed down with baby oil, wearing a furry nappy and waving an inflatable Mjolnir in the place!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 25, 2017, 17:14:11 pm
Xmas day. Just don't like it 😐.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 26, 2017, 11:31:52 am
Following the advice of clergy.
I took my old Father to Mass yesterday and the priest gave us advice for Xmas: If in doubt, have another slice; if in doubt, open another bottle.

I wish I hadn't been in doubt over that last bottle. Thanks very much Father Jerry Twig.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 02, 2018, 10:32:05 am
Back to work - with a horrible, grotty cold.  Woe is me.  :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on January 05, 2018, 14:30:35 pm
Same here Matt....though started back at work on the 30th.


I'd rather have a clean break of my non wanking wrist than a cold  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 05, 2018, 19:51:38 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 05, 2018, 14:30:35 pm
Same here Matt....though started back at work on the 30th.


I'd rather have a clean break of my non wanking wrist than a cold  >:(



Well I'd have no choice as I require both wrists.  :o :-X :P ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Blastzone on January 06, 2018, 20:46:04 pm
Three days on the pan. Hellish . Feel like i'm melting
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 06, 2018, 23:32:32 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on January 06, 2018, 20:46:04 pm
Three days on the pan. Hellish . Feel like i'm melting



What you been eating mate? Hope you're better soon.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on January 08, 2018, 09:48:22 am
Car requiring a new clutch for almost exactly the same price for which I've just sold a guitar.  FFS.  ::) >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on January 09, 2018, 06:43:31 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 05, 2018, 19:51:38 pm

Well I'd have no choice as I require both wrists.  :o :-X :P ;D



You have two cocks?! Blimey! Was gonna add; " they must come in handy" but thought better of it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 10, 2018, 08:37:33 am
A cold, just a cold, not the flu....still feel like shit
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 15, 2018, 16:16:53 pm
Taking Wendy to Birmingham for her passport interview. Nightmare finding the place, people begging and too much hustle and bustle. Not nice!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on January 18, 2018, 20:30:28 pm
Shit generic blues rock support bands with no originality ... Just by the numbers turgid white zzzzzz
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on January 30, 2018, 16:59:08 pm
Been putting olive oil in my ears for over 3 weeks, and the nurse still couldn't syringe all the wax out of my left ear today. I've got to keep putting the oil in so they can try again in 2 weeks. At least my right ear is sorted though 😊.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on January 30, 2018, 19:17:10 pm
Zoony . I was always told to put a peanut in my ear and pour in some warm chocolate, apparenty it comes out a treat.

Not even sure that joke works anymore.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on January 30, 2018, 22:26:28 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 30, 2018, 19:17:10 pm
Zoony . I was always told to put a peanut in my ear and pour in some warm chocolate, apparenty it comes out a treat.

Not even sure that joke works anymore.


;D

I'm old enough to get it...I suspect that the rest of the members on here are as well....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Jonners on February 01, 2018, 11:33:37 am
DTP calling it quits

Bugger
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on February 01, 2018, 19:35:35 pm
Quote from: Jonners on February 01, 2018, 11:33:37 am
DTP calling it quits

Bugger

The Project is dead, long live Devin.
He has 4!!! albums in production as we speak. At least one will be great.
There is no need to be annoyed.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on February 02, 2018, 16:16:33 pm
Quote from: Nick on January 30, 2018, 19:17:10 pm
Zoony . I was always told to put a peanut in my ear and pour in some warm chocolate, apparenty it comes out a treat.

Not even sure that joke works anymore.



Nice one mate 😁.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 08, 2018, 10:19:37 am
Filing a grievance against a senior manager at work. Got a suspicion this will come to bite me on the arse
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 08, 2018, 10:43:36 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on February 08, 2018, 10:19:37 am
Filing a grievance against a senior manager at work. Got a suspicion this will come to bite me on the arse

It might well do - but good for you.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 09, 2018, 23:11:02 pm
Oxfam
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 16, 2018, 09:39:20 am
Local news (and my FB feed) all about the parasitical, homeopathy-endorsing crank "Prince" Charles visiting Halifax today and all the attendant obsequious, sycophantic Nicholas Witchell wannabees who'll cram behind barriers to wave their little Union Flags at him.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 18, 2018, 08:30:56 am
Brendan Cox. Another sanctimonious liberal left-winger (and BBC favourite) found to have feet of clay.

"Nigel Farage represents all that is indecent in our politics and society, while Brendan Cox represents all that is decent. Sadly, as 2016 draws to a close it is Farage's Britain more than Brendan Cox's that we find ourselves living in. However the struggle to reverse this dynamic is not yet over. It is a struggle that not only can be won but must be won. With this mind let 2017 be a year when bigotry, racism, and intolerance is met with fierce opposition of a sort consistent with a just and civilised society"

Perhaps the Huffington Post might want to amend that slightly. I've no idea why I'm getting more and more cynical  ::)
#notyoutoo?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 21, 2018, 22:27:47 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on February 08, 2018, 10:19:37 am
Filing a grievance against a senior manager at work. Got a suspicion this will come to bite me on the arse

I was right. All of a sudden I've been suspended from work pending an investigation into me supposedly stealing from work (which I categorically have not done). Thankfully I have a job interview next week but this is about to get very ugly, and two days before my 30th birthday to boot!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 22, 2018, 11:56:07 am
The Sh!t Awards...just a depressing barometer of the state of UK pop music and gets worse every year.  An awards ceremony for not-terribly-talented buskers and karaoke singers whose lottery numbers have come up.

Just pitiful...I watched 10 minutes and it just wound me up, so I watched a film instead.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on February 22, 2018, 12:50:09 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 22, 2018, 11:56:07 am
The Sh!t Awards...just a depressing barometer of the state of UK pop music and gets worse every year.  An awards ceremony for not-terribly-talented buskers and karaoke singers whose lottery numbers have come up.

Just pitiful...I watched 10 minutes and it just wound me up, so I watched a film instead.

Can't remember the last time I watched these, so probably wouldn't have watched it but anyway I thankfully had my first show of the year last night : Dan Reed & Danny Vaughn doing their Snake Oil & Harmony shows once again. Fabulous and a bargain 2hrs+ for under £20.

They're at Newcastle's Cluny tonight...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on February 22, 2018, 15:35:29 pm
Dan Reed...now there's a man whose band should have got the enormous success and acclaim and amount of awards their talent and output deserves, but hey ho, there's little justice in this world.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 28, 2018, 15:06:16 pm
Woke this morning to no heating. Boiler not working and a puddle of water underneath. We have a British Gas Homecare policy so booked an engineer on their website. Luckily managed to book a repair visit for sometime between 08:00 - 18:00. Second bit of luck, my rota day off work so don't need to organise the day off. I guess, the last element of luck is that we will be off on holiday soon and if it had happened whilst we were away it could have caused more grief.
Not so fortunate that it's 3:00pm and no sign of a gas engineer. I suspect the boiler may need replacing (only 8 years old) if that's the case we may be without heating during the coldest week of the year.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 28, 2018, 19:17:28 pm
Quote from: DavidL on February 28, 2018, 15:06:16 pm
Woke this morning to no heating. Boiler not working and a puddle of water underneath. We have a British Gas Homecare policy so booked an engineer on their website. Luckily managed to book a repair visit for sometime between 08:00 - 18:00. Second bit of luck, my rota day off work so don't need to organise the day off. I guess, the last element of luck is that we will be off on holiday soon and if it had happened whilst we were away it could have caused more grief.
Not so fortunate that it's 3:00pm and no sign of a gas engineer. I suspect the boiler may need replacing (only 8 years old) if that's the case we may be without heating during the coldest week of the year.

The boiler component parts are shit these days - but that could just be a dodgy plastic seal - hence the leak.  Is the pressure on zero and can you depressurise using the little taps underneath which are connected to the filling loop?  I doubt it will need replacing.  What make is it?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on February 28, 2018, 21:56:11 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 28, 2018, 19:17:28 pm
The boiler component parts are shit these days - but that could just be a dodgy plastic seal - hence the leak.  Is the pressure on zero and can you depressurise using the little taps underneath which are connected to the filling loop?  I doubt it will need replacing.  What make is it?
All sorted, thanks. It's a normal boiler (not combi) in an 'open' system (Worcester Bosch Greenstar), so no filling loop or pressure gauge. After speaking to BG they prioritised the job (they were going to blow me out and re-schedule) and the engineer arrived around 6pm. He guessed it would be the condensate drain frozen.....and he was right! Thawed out with a hairdryer to get the boiler to run. The leak was caused by the condensate being unable to flow away. Poor design in my opinion (he had done 4 already today).
I now know the signs for a frozen condensate pipe and how to clear it so I'll save the £50 excess if it happens again. I've now placed an old washing up bowl under the boiler to catch the overflow if there is a next time. I've also stuffed a lot more insulation around the pipe where it joins the soil vent pipe in the loft to prevent it freezing again.
At least he carried out the service that was booked in for April which saves me waiting around for another day. Nice guy, only been working for them for 5 years. Gave him a bottle of wine to say thanks.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on February 28, 2018, 22:40:35 pm
Great stuff!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 01, 2018, 13:39:53 pm
Boiler condensate pipe frozen again this morning so up in the loft with the hairdryer again before work. With hindsight, should have left the heating on through the night.
Guess we've got the climate change zealots to thank for a heating system that won't work in cold weather - thanks Al Gore et al   >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 04, 2018, 09:47:54 am
Head cold
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on March 04, 2018, 10:13:16 am
Quote from: DavidL on March 04, 2018, 09:47:54 am
Head cold



Not going to blame that on climate change zealots then.....or Brexiters?!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on March 04, 2018, 11:38:07 am
Quote from: Bisto on March 04, 2018, 10:13:16 am

Not going to blame that on climate change zealots then.....or Brexiters?!

Nah, it's down to the condensate pipe....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 04, 2018, 12:21:43 pm
Quote from: Bisto on March 04, 2018, 10:13:16 am

Not going to blame that on climate change zealots then....
Yes, I could do. Scrabbling around in a cold loft probably didn't help. Green policy peddling prats
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on March 04, 2018, 14:36:46 pm
Slush
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 18, 2018, 15:43:57 pm
Boiler's packed in. Thought it had got cold.

I suppose I ought to be thinking of replacing it after 20 years.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 18, 2018, 15:57:43 pm
And now I find all my jumpers have been eaten by Carpet Beetles.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on March 18, 2018, 20:21:13 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 18, 2018, 15:43:57 pm
Boiler's packed in. Thought it had got cold.

I suppose I ought to be thinking of replacing it after 20 years.
Son of Beast from the East has frozen the condensate pipe again...grrrr


Back on hairdryer duty
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on April 11, 2018, 20:16:17 pm
Finding out Ken Loach is still alive after seeing his name trending on Twitter. FFS.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on April 14, 2018, 19:55:09 pm
Bought an electric scarifier and rake to get the lawn back to test match standard. Within 20 mins had scarified through the electric cable.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on April 17, 2018, 22:44:17 pm
The Home Office's disgraceful treatment of Commonwealth immigrants. A shameful stain on our PM's poor record as Home Secretary.
She could find herself in trouble here.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on April 18, 2018, 09:28:00 am
Morrissey - what a complete twat.  Tarnishing his legacy with his racist bile
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 18, 2018, 09:36:26 am
Quote from: döm on April 18, 2018, 09:28:00 am
Morrissey - what a complete twat.  Tarnishing his legacy with his racist bile



How about an example, then?  I ask in the spirit of genuine enquiry.  I know he's a bit of a knob, but it's only fair to quote him.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on April 18, 2018, 09:53:00 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 18, 2018, 09:36:26 am

How about an example, then?  I ask in the spirit of genuine enquiry.  I know he's a bit of a knob, but it's only fair to quote him.



For one thing he's thrown his political support behind For Britain, a grouping too extreme for Nigel Farage.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 18, 2018, 10:17:33 am
Quote from: döm on April 18, 2018, 09:53:00 am

For one thing he's thrown his political support behind For Britain, a grouping too extreme for Nigel Farage.



I'd never heard of them but I've just looked it up and see that Anne Marie Walters - who I do know of - is the leader.


Yes, she's a bit unhinged also, but racist?  Nothing she's said or done that I know of fits that description.  :-\
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 18, 2018, 10:18:03 am
Johnny Marr was always the cool one in The Smiths...

Speaking of which, really enjoying The The's Mind Bomb and Dusk at the moment..
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on April 21, 2018, 15:21:21 pm
Insurance companies.

They're all feckers. Put my house (stucture & contents) insurance up by £60. Phoned them up and complained (nicely) and they've brought it down by £70
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on April 22, 2018, 00:06:18 am
Quote from: Bez on April 21, 2018, 15:21:21 pm
Insurance companies.

They're all feckers. Put my house (stucture & contents) insurance up by £60. Phoned them up and complained (nicely) and they've brought it down by £70
One of, if not the, most unethical and immoral industries out there
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on April 23, 2018, 13:24:24 pm
Another royal sprog
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on April 23, 2018, 14:07:25 pm
The first 2 copies of the Piper at the Gates of Dawn vinyls that I got this weekend were warped.  Third time lucky, though.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 23, 2018, 18:40:47 pm
Quote from: Nick on April 23, 2018, 13:24:24 pm
Another royal sprog



Yes; cue the usual interminable, fawning, obsequious coverage for these vapid, parasitical robots.  Get them disestablished, we'll all be much the better for it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on April 23, 2018, 19:16:46 pm
Some woman on the radio said she had packed her car two weeks ago ready to go to drive to the Royal hospital to queue for a view...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on April 23, 2018, 22:38:01 pm
Does the state now only give support for the first 2 children ?
Wonder how they'll manage.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 23, 2018, 23:56:26 pm
Does Daddy Prince get two weeks paternity leave?  Or is it two years in his case.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 25, 2018, 10:39:06 am
Youtube prankster Count Dankula (Mark Meechan) found guilty of a "hate crime", narrowly avoiding a custodial sentence and fined £800.00 - for a clearly satirical Youtube video (the now infamous pug doing a Nazi salute while "Gas the Jews" is said in the background).

So here we have a guy convicted of something he is clearly ridiculing because he knows it's quite obviously and ludicrously wrong.

Have to take a lot of satisfaction though from how he utterly destroyed slimy Sky news reporter James Matthews when he was confronted by him afterward.

And his Twitter profile: "I'm not a Nazi, but my dog is".

But what a travesty this case is; he is appealing his conviction, and good luck to him.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on April 25, 2018, 12:20:33 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 25, 2018, 10:39:06 am
Youtube prankster Count Dankula (Mark Meechan) found guilty of a "hate crime", narrowly avoiding a custodial sentence and fined £800.00 - for a clearly satirical Youtube video (the now infamous pug doing a Nazi salute while "Gas the Jews" is said in the background).

So here we have a guy convicted of something he is clearly ridiculing because he knows it's quite obviously and ludicrously wrong.

Have to take a lot of satisfaction though from how he utterly destroyed slimy Sky news reporter James Matthews when he was confronted by him afterward.

And his Twitter profile: "I'm not a Nazi, but my dog is".

But what a travesty this case is; he is appealing his conviction, and good luck to him.



Mmmmm, mixed feelings here for me....on one hand he desrves everything he gets (as do all "Youtube Pranksters"), on the other Matt is right that this was obviously a (very poor) joke....

Methinks that the result is about right and he should start watching out for Mossad agents in bookstores...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 25, 2018, 14:30:38 pm
Quote from: Bez on April 25, 2018, 12:20:33 pm
Methinks that the result is about right and he should start watching out for Mossad agents in bookstores...



Do you not think a very dangerous precedent is (at least potentially) set by this judgement?  Do you not think it demonstrates the threshold of what constitutes a hate crime is illiberally low?  :-\ [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on April 25, 2018, 14:46:55 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 25, 2018, 14:30:38 pm

Do you not think a very dangerous precedent is (at least potentially) set by this judgement?  Do you not think it demonstrates the threshold of what constitutes a hate crime is illiberally low?  :-\


Goes with the terretory....political correctness is rife and the establishment need to be seen to be taking a serious stand. Its a bit like wearing a bike helmet, you know that to do so may save your life in case on an accident, but some people still rail against being forced to do so...

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on April 25, 2018, 15:03:53 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 25, 2018, 14:30:38 pm

Do you not think a very dangerous precedent is (at least potentially) set by this judgement?  Do you not think it demonstrates the threshold of what constitutes a hate crime is illiberally low?  :-\



I certainly wouldn't like comedy to be used as a get out of jail free card.  Comedians seem to be suggesting that they should be exempted from hate crime, but that doesn't wash with me.  "Well it was only a joke" is not a valid defence.  What's to stop people who's intention is to spread racism etc from pretending to be comedians to make sure they wouldn't get convicted?


Having said that I don't know much about the case in question so not sure whether he crossed the line and if so by how much
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on April 25, 2018, 15:30:12 pm
If I may say (which, yes I can ;) ) you are both running into the weeds here, it seems to me.

Have you seen the video?  Whatever the comic merit or demerits of it, the creator's intent is made explicitly clear; if we're in the territory of satirising hate crimes itself being a hate crime, then we're in very bizarre and dangerous territory indeed.  I don't think it behoves us to shrug our shoulders as it this could be the thin end of a very insidious wedge.

I very much hope this conviction is overturned.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2018, 12:48:04 pm
GDPR emails.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2018, 19:44:54 pm
Either my hands have grow or cornetto's are half the size they used to be.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on May 26, 2018, 12:02:07 pm
Quote from: Nick on May 25, 2018, 19:44:54 pm
Either my hands have grow or cornetto's are half the size they used to be.



It's the bloody same with most things these days mate. I remember when I was a kid and the chocolate Easter eggs were that thick, you needed a hammer to break them. Now you can see daylight through them!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 04, 2018, 19:31:26 pm
Discovering Maxim Vengerov is playing at Leeds Town Hall, but it clashes with FM at Manchester, for which I bought a tickets ages ago.

If only my musical taste wasn't so impeccable and eclectic.  ::)






;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 04, 2018, 19:59:58 pm
The nation that gave railways to the world finds it impossible to run them.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on June 05, 2018, 07:15:10 am
For which a large portion of the blame lays at the feet of the Tories and past Right wing Labour Governments. Something as important to the running of the UK economy shouldn't be in the hands of foreign based multinational companies and definitely not in the hands of Foreign Governments!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 05, 2018, 14:11:38 pm
Quote from: Bisto on June 05, 2018, 07:15:10 am
For which a large portion of the blame lays at the feet of the Tories and past Right wing Labour Governments. Something as important to the running of the UK economy shouldn't be in the hands of foreign based multinational companies and definitely not in the hands of Foreign Governments!
Re-nationalise, I say. Zero improvement but no debate over responsibility.

"Right wing Labour Governments"   ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on June 06, 2018, 01:33:39 am
Quote from: DavidL on June 05, 2018, 14:11:38 pm
Re-nationalise, I say. Zero improvement but no debate over responsibility.

"Right wing Labour Governments"   ;D



Sorry, couldn't bring myself to say right of centre, modernising Nu Labour Government
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on June 06, 2018, 16:04:42 pm
I recall only too vividly, sadly, that they were never run particularly well when they were wholly nationalised. And they had a substantially lower demand placed on them a few decades ago.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 06, 2018, 22:19:57 pm
Lost a filling :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 12, 2018, 22:19:36 pm
Philip Lee. "The Brexit the government are pursuing is detrimental to the people we represent"
Plonker
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on June 14, 2018, 23:24:45 pm
Some pub chains have had to remove the flag of Saudi Arabia from their World Cup displays.

FFS.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on June 15, 2018, 07:21:20 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 14, 2018, 23:24:45 pm
Some pub chains have had to remove the flag of Saudi Arabia from their World Cup displays.

FFS.  ::)
You'd think a few drinks would ease the pain of a 5-0 defeat!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on June 26, 2018, 20:06:27 pm
They're not 'fur babies' they're fecking cats....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on July 05, 2018, 16:54:13 pm
Bored with the heat now, its 36 degress in my office at home....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 05, 2018, 16:58:05 pm
Quote from: Bez on July 05, 2018, 16:54:13 pm
Bored with the heat now, its 36 degress in my office at home....



Well, there's no legal upper temperature limit, so crack on fella...  :P ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on July 05, 2018, 23:15:06 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 05, 2018, 16:58:05 pm

Well, there's no legal upper temperature limit, so crack on fella...  :P ;)

I did, it took 3 iced lollies though: 1 fruit pastle, 1 fab and a mini-twister.... ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 05, 2018, 23:28:19 pm
Quote from: Bez on July 05, 2018, 23:15:06 pm
I did, it took 3 iced lollies though: 1 fruit pastle, 1 fab and a mini-twister.... ;D



We get a weekly basket of fruit.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on July 06, 2018, 07:07:17 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 05, 2018, 23:28:19 pm

We get a weekly basket of fruit.  ::)

We do....not as refreshing as ice lollies though...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on July 08, 2018, 16:04:49 pm
32 degrees in Devonshire, not a fan left anywhere, going to be a sleepless night.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 10, 2018, 15:10:46 pm
Watching BBC News channel and every live report from Westminster has some clown displaying anti-Brexit slogans constantly intruding in the background.

Yeah, we get the message mate, and even though I probably voted the same way you did, the result went otherwise - now f%ck off!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on July 10, 2018, 18:27:14 pm
I think our illustrious Government is working hard to further inflame Project Fear...... Can't see them actually going through with it myself. I actually have a sneaking suspicion that Lord SNooty (Rees-Mogg and James Dyson could be right)...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on July 10, 2018, 20:02:09 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 10, 2018, 15:10:46 pm
Watching BBC News channel and every live report from Westminster has some clown displaying anti-Brexit slogans constantly intruding in the background.

Yeah, we get the message mate, and even though I probably voted the same way you did, the result went otherwise - now f%ck off!



Quite surprised at that to be honest. Thought you would respect people's right to express themselves politically. And it's hardly an extreme or minority viewpoint.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on July 10, 2018, 23:33:10 pm
John Cleese. Bitter old git who likes getting married (but he's not too keen on divorce)
Think he may have asked Emily Maitlis to marry him when the Newsnight credits were rolling
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 10, 2018, 23:47:32 pm
Quote from: döm on July 10, 2018, 20:02:09 pm

Quite surprised at that to be honest. Thought you would respect people's right to express themselves politically. And it's hardly an extreme or minority viewpoint.



No problem with any of that.  There's a time and a place for such things; there's not having to persistently be a numpty to make a point and doing your cause no favours in the process.  But there's always one..! :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on July 11, 2018, 07:24:37 am
Quote from: DavidL on July 10, 2018, 23:33:10 pm
John Cleese. Bitter old git who likes getting married (but he's not too keen on divorce)
Think he may have asked Emily Maitlis to marry him when the Newsnight credits were rolling

You're just jealous that he has the opportunity.... ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 11, 2018, 15:44:45 pm
Why has May not resigned yet?!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on July 11, 2018, 18:24:24 pm
Quote from: zoony on July 11, 2018, 15:44:45 pm
Why has May not resigned yet?!

Fancy the job?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on July 12, 2018, 07:34:35 am
It's not coming home.... :-X
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on July 12, 2018, 09:33:15 am
The way so many people think that our football team have really achieved something, when they have done nothing more than they should have been expected to do.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 12, 2018, 11:46:04 am
Quote from: zoony on July 12, 2018, 09:33:15 am
The way so many people think that our football team have really achieved something, when they have done nothing more than they should have been expected to do.

They got to the last 4, though.  That's an achievement.  Seem like a decent bunch of lads and the manager is a class act.  How long has it been since you were able to say that about the national side?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on July 12, 2018, 12:08:00 pm
Quote from: zoony on July 12, 2018, 09:33:15 am
The way so many people think that our football team have really achieved something, when they have done nothing more than they should have been expected to do.



Quote from: captainkurtz on July 12, 2018, 11:46:04 am
They got to the last 4, though.  That's an achievement.  Seem like a decent bunch of lads and the manager is a class act.  How long has it been since you were able to say that about the national side?



All good points.  England are noble failures who have raised the mood of the nation.  Acknowledging that they don't have the sufficient technical quality doesn't preclude admiring and celebrating their achievements in this World Cup - and vice versa.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on July 12, 2018, 16:14:15 pm
You've hit the nail on the head there, Matt.  They've lifted the mood of the nation - god knows we need all the help we can get in that regard...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 13, 2018, 22:02:23 pm
Rain >:(

I know we need a bit, but why do the Heavens open just as I'm unloading the car when I get back from Tesco?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on July 14, 2018, 11:46:48 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 13, 2018, 22:02:23 pm
Rain >:(

I know we need a bit, but why do the Heavens open just as I'm unloading the car when I get back from Tesco?



Have you been taking the lord's name in vain and and coveting your neighbour's Ass again?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 14, 2018, 11:50:57 am
Neighbour's only got a mule :(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on July 14, 2018, 13:18:34 pm
Quote from: Bisto on July 14, 2018, 11:46:48 am

Have you been taking the lord's name in vain and and coveting your neighbour's Ass again?



God is obviously French!

Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 14, 2018, 19:25:57 pm
Hmmm, so let's postulate that God is French. Now God doesn't exist, so that means the French don't exist. Croatia win the World Cup. All right minded people are happy :)

Happy people. Now That annoys me >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on July 18, 2018, 23:06:00 pm
"The BBC is considering an appeal"

It's our money, you high-minded, overpaid idiots!  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on July 20, 2018, 22:51:17 pm
BBC apparently falling over itself to try and recover some of the bad press for covering up Saville and his loathsome pedophile chums for so many years I guess.


No, I cant prove it and innocent until proven guilty and all that, but the really frustrating thing is, I think that history will eventually reveal that he was guilty of commiting the kind of crimes that the BEEB were trying to expose him for.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on July 22, 2018, 00:36:12 am
Quote from: Bisto on July 20, 2018, 22:51:17 pm
BBC apparently falling over itself to try and recover some of the bad press for covering up Saville and his loathsome pedophile chums for so many years I guess.


No, I cant prove it and innocent until proven guilty and all that, but the really frustrating thing is, I think that history will eventually reveal that he was guilty of commiting the kind of crimes that the BEEB were trying to expose him for.
"I, the jury"!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on July 26, 2018, 11:43:35 am
Quote from: DavidL on July 22, 2018, 00:36:12 am
"I, the jury"!



Sorry, are you representing Sir Cliff in the court of not so public opinion here? I stated my thoughts on the matter, nothing more, which hold no weight in here let alone in the real world.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 30, 2018, 22:52:14 pm
Pig thick Cambridge students on University Challenge who know nowt about Heavy  Metal.

You'd think they'd know about METAL at Downing college...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on July 31, 2018, 08:34:26 am
School Holiday Roadworks - every year you look forward to clear roads during the school break only for the council to decide to spend 5 weeks ripping traffic lights out of a perfectly good inter-section to "re-design the junction" and cause traffic chaos while they're doing it!!! >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on August 07, 2018, 21:42:13 pm
Builders quotations....holy feck.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on August 08, 2018, 13:19:11 pm
Being given a £2-50 charge for paying for my road tax on my credit card at the post office. I challenged the lady behind the counter afterwards saying that there should be no charge now on the application form, but she said that she couldn't override it. I'm sure that no one could charge you now for using a credit card? I have emailed the post office website and are waiting for them to get in touch.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on August 08, 2018, 13:37:08 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 08, 2018, 13:19:11 pm
Being given a £2-50 charge for paying for my road tax on my credit card at the post office. I challenged the lady behind the counter afterwards saying that there should be no charge now on the application form, but she said that she couldn't override it. I'm sure that no one could charge you now for using a credit card? I have emailed the post office website and are waiting for them to get in touch.

I paid mine online with no extra charge - according to the form there is no fee for paying with debit card, pre-paid card or personal credit card - an additional fee is applicable to all other types of cards.
My road tax is only £20 as well  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 08, 2018, 14:26:56 pm
I see the execrable Sayeeda Warsi has wasted no time in firing out her reactionary, muddle-headed identity politics and victim narrative to any media outlet who'll listen, in response to a plainly reasonable article by Boris Johnson (of whom I am no fan or cheerleader).

And she's joined by her usual shrill, regressive travelling companions like Naz "Grooming gang victims should keep quiet" Shah et al.

It's pretty obvious who are the real enemies of free and open discourse in all this.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on August 08, 2018, 16:07:41 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 08, 2018, 14:26:56 pm
I see the execrable Sayeeda Warsi has wasted no time in firing out her reactionary, muddle-headed identity politics and victim narrative to any media outlet who'll listen, in response to a plainly reasonable article by Boris Johnson (of whom I am no fan or cheerleader).

And she's joined by her usual shrill, regressive travelling companions like Naz "Grooming gang victims should keep quiet" Shah et al.

It's pretty obvious who are the real enemies of free and open discourse in all this.  ::)

Article seems fair to me, but Boris the Twat's chioie of words in trying to amuse his audience left much to be desired. His failure to apologise for any offence caused just keeps Labour's inability to sort out their anti-Semitism issues off the front pages for another day....Jezza must be grinning from ear to ear.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 08, 2018, 19:03:13 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 08, 2018, 16:07:41 pm
Article seems fair to me, but Boris the Twat's chioie of words in trying to amuse his audience left much to be desired. His failure to apologise for any offence caused just keeps Labour's inability to sort out their anti-Semitism issues off the front pages for another day....Jezza must be grinning from ear to ear.



Boris has nothing to apologise for; meanwhile, the professionally offended want him silenced and censured, mainly to distract from their utter failure to actually produce any counter-arguments.  It's far easier to play the man, isn't it.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 08, 2018, 21:43:41 pm
If you can't give offence then free speech is dead. Someone in Bojo's position should give thought to what the say, but being offensive to some people's sensitivities is not at all the same as racism or intolerance.

The only issue I take with BoJo's article is that I have never seen anybody in a red Burqa as that would make them look like a Post Box :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 08, 2018, 22:45:05 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 08, 2018, 19:03:13 pm

Boris has nothing to apologise for; meanwhile, the professionally offended want him silenced and censured, mainly to distract from their utter failure to actually produce any counter-arguments.  It's far easier to play the man, isn't it.
He's a (contrived) buffoon who is well aware that his rudeness is likely to find favour with a lot of grassroots Conservatives which will do no harm to his ambitions.
I agree that he has a right to express opinions that others are offended by and others have a right to be offended. His gob is the only thing bigger than his ego. Opportunism on display in equal measure from his critics.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 09, 2018, 08:17:44 am
Yes, a couple of phrases were (characteristically) crass and the motivations questionable.  But so what?  The response is to counter with something better, so there was an actually an open goal there.  It's not to demand special deference and privilege for your ideas, like anti-secularists such as Warsi have been whinging about for years.  And she has the neck to say he needs diversity training!

Look in the mirror, dear.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on August 19, 2018, 22:56:33 pm
Set out for a ride this morning.....didn't get far. Stopped after feeling a high spot on the rear tyre and, sure enough the tyre had what looked like a cyst growing in it. Roadside check reveals a split 'inside' the tyre creating a weak spot.
Two new tyres to be ordered pronto.



Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on August 30, 2018, 20:53:07 pm
Well, it didn't take long: Imran Khan wants to impose a blasphemy law on all UN countries.

Er, no...how about f7ck off, you Islamist douchebag.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on September 04, 2018, 13:18:18 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 30, 2018, 20:53:07 pm
Well, it didn't take long: Imran Khan wants to impose a blasphemy law on all UN countries.

Er, no...how about f7ck off, you Islamist douchebag.  ::)



Probably just covering his own back, blasphemy in Pakistan seems a touchy subject, according to Wikipedia anyway.....



Over 60 people accused of blasphemy have been murdered before their respective trials were over,and prominent figures who opposed the blasphemy law have been assassinated.Since 1990, 62 people have been murdered as a result of blasphemy allegations.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 05, 2018, 11:40:35 am
I've been to Pakistan several times.  The Country is fecked because of decades of corrupt politicians.  I do hope Khan can turn the tide.  That said, I'm never ever going back again...
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 05, 2018, 13:28:39 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on September 04, 2018, 13:18:18 pm

Probably just covering his own back, blasphemy in Pakistan seems a touchy subject, according to Wikipedia anyway.....




Why bring the rest of us into it then?  He wants it applied globally.


Pakistan is a failed state anyway, mostly because of theocratic insanity such as what Khan is demanding.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 05, 2018, 13:35:36 pm
Speaking of theocrats, Justin Welby, the decrepit Church Of England's virtue-signaller extraordinaire, is making a massive issue of corporate giants like Starbucks not paying their fair share of taxes.

This from the head of a State-funded organisation that plays with more wealth than the likes of Starbucks yet pays - yep, you guessed it - ZERO taxes.

There ain't no hypocrite like a professional religious one.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on September 06, 2018, 08:01:52 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 05, 2018, 13:28:39 pm

Why bring the rest of us into it then?  He wants it applied globally.




For the appearance of taking a hard line - he knows it would never be implemented globally but scores him points at home.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 06, 2018, 12:34:46 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on September 06, 2018, 08:01:52 am

For the appearance of taking a hard line - he knows it would never be implemented globally but scores him points at home.

That's politics, that is.   
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 06, 2018, 17:30:34 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on September 06, 2018, 08:01:52 am

For the appearance of taking a hard line - he knows it would never be implemented globally but scores him points at home.



And that is why his country is doomed.



Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 06, 2018, 20:15:47 pm
Radio 2's Ken Bruce played TSoR around 11:00am this morning (another bod on the show joked that he should've played the extended live version (eh?)
C'mon Ken, go off-piste and play another track (Tom Sawyer?) ffs - I'm sure they won't sack you
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on September 06, 2018, 22:48:14 pm

I don't mind Fleetwood Mac. I love Neil Finn. But WTF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VElI89y_-QI

I mean I knew it was happening but - seeing it for real. That's annoyed me that has.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 07, 2018, 00:56:27 am
Quote from: Slim on September 06, 2018, 22:48:14 pm
I don't mind Fleetwood Mac. I love Neil Finn. But WTF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VElI89y_-QI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VElI89y_-QI)

I mean I knew it was happening but - seeing it for real. That's annoyed me that has.
Not right at all!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 08, 2018, 01:09:43 am
My CD of Porcupine Tree's Fear Of A Blank Planet  'sticks' due to a scratch.
What have you got to say about that, Tomorrow's World?  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on September 08, 2018, 10:06:46 am
Give it a gentle rub with some Brasso on a soft cloth.

I haven't listened to physical CD for a long time.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on September 08, 2018, 15:23:44 pm
My last cd spin must have been about 3 years ago, have now sold all apart from my Rush ones for sentimental reasons. I'm no sound purist and what I get via Spotify and sonos is plenty good enough for my old tinnitus infused ears.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 08, 2018, 23:01:34 pm
Quote from: Slim on September 08, 2018, 10:06:46 am
Give it a gentle rub with some Brasso on a soft cloth.

I haven't listened to physical CD for a long time.
I'll give it a go, cheers
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bez on September 09, 2018, 11:31:27 am
Quote from: DavidL on September 08, 2018, 01:09:43 am
My CD of Porcupine Tree's Fear Of A Blank Planet  'sticks' due to a scratch.
What have you got to say about that, Tomorrow's World?  >:(

You could try to extract the data using EAC and burn yourself a new copy...
If you're struggling, drop me a PM
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 09, 2018, 14:34:02 pm
Quote from: Bez on September 09, 2018, 11:31:27 am
You could try to extract the data using EAC and burn yourself a new copy...
If you're struggling, drop me a PM
cheers
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 12, 2018, 23:10:04 pm
Justin Welby who wails and whines about poverty in the UK causing people to go hungry. Funny how the poor have never been more obese!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: döm on September 12, 2018, 23:39:01 pm
Quote from: DavidL on September 12, 2018, 23:10:04 pm
Justin Welby who wails and whines about poverty in the UK causing people to go hungry. Funny how the poor have never been more obese!



Good speech. Pleased that he used his pedestal to promote reform.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 12, 2018, 23:45:40 pm
Quote from: DavidL on September 12, 2018, 23:10:04 pm
Justin Welby who wails and whines about poverty in the UK causing people to go hungry.

From a man who leads a State-funded organisation with a £5.2 billion property and shares portfolio (and is currently mired in a child sexual abuse scandal); i.e. one of the establishment's most execrable hypocrites going.  High time for professional sky-wizard worshippers and their 26 seats in the HoL to be disestablished.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 14, 2018, 18:54:04 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 12, 2018, 23:45:40 pm
From a man who leads a State-funded organisation with a £5.2 billion property and shares portfolio (and is currently mired in a child sexual abuse scandal); i.e. one of the establishment's most execrable hypocrites going.  High time for professional sky-wizard worshippers and their 26 seats in the HoL to be disestablished.
The CoE have only got shares in Amazon  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 14, 2018, 19:17:02 pm
Quote from: DavidL on September 14, 2018, 18:54:04 pm
The CoE have only got shares in Amazon  ;D ;D ;D



Amazon Primates. ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on September 14, 2018, 22:18:53 pm
The new Clutch album is a bit meh.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 14, 2018, 22:47:58 pm
The responsibilities that come with middle age. 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 15, 2018, 14:02:55 pm
Quote from: DavidL on September 14, 2018, 18:54:04 pm
The CoE have only got shares in Amazon  ;D ;D ;D



The CofE also has zero-hours contracts.  Which are "evil" apparently.  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on September 15, 2018, 18:07:32 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 14, 2018, 22:47:58 pm
The responsibilities that come with middle age.

What are they? I may have dodged some of them.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on September 22, 2018, 16:31:31 pm
Chas Hodges is now dodging the responsibilities that come with older age. Sad news.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: captainkurtz on September 22, 2018, 19:16:31 pm
Forever grateful for the lines 'you got more rabbit than Sainsbury's' which I use on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on September 28, 2018, 14:16:13 pm
David Beckham. Role model, my arse  >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on September 29, 2018, 01:55:05 am
James Farrell of Sky News.  Interviews Tommy Robinson yet still is comfortably the biggest douchebag in the room.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on October 07, 2018, 10:32:44 am
Achilles' tendons. Had to walk back to the apartment after 5k this morning. Days of inactivity punctuated by unusually frequent runs have taken its toll on my Achilles.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on October 07, 2018, 13:07:52 pm
Showering this morning and notice wife's shampoo has been "crafted with antioxident fusion" . Craft shampoos WTF , i bet there's a Prosecco one out there as well.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 07, 2018, 23:51:45 pm
I'm sure I've done this before, but: Foreign people speaking perfectly understandable English on TV programmes who are subtitled. It's so condescending, especially when being done by C4!!!!!

That and Great Canal Journeys which are patently obviously not being undertaken on Canals!!!!!! >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: BasspedalMan on October 10, 2018, 18:28:07 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 07, 2018, 23:51:45 pm
I'm sure I've done this before, but: Foreign people speaking perfectly understandable English on TV programmes who are subtitled. It's so condescending, especially when being done by C4!!!!!






It's laughable... I think most beauty products contain 'Madeupnameium'...... What is an 'Active Fruit Lipozome' or 'Pro-Natura-Plus' ..... Load of old tosh!!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on October 15, 2018, 19:25:02 pm
Just read a piece by Quentin Letts in which he says he'd rather have Corbyn in charge, because Theresa is so dismal.

When a waiter brings you a course that's a bit undercooked or not up to scratch, you don't send it back to the kitchen and ask for a plate of dog turds and wash them down with a glass of cyanide.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 01, 2018, 17:34:25 pm
Life's been one long annoyance the last couple of days.

Cut myself shaving yesterday, didn't think it was too bad, but five minutes after putting my shirt in it looked as if I'd just been guillotined.
Couldn't unlock the car yesterday morning. New battery needed for key fob. Absolute bugger to open up the battery case to replace it.
PC monitor blew up at work yesterday. OK so it spluttered a bit and went blank, but it was all I needed when I was under pressure to get stuff finished before a couple of days off.

Decided to spruce up my winter bike today. Rear brake had seized up, then the rear brake leaver packed in working after I'd freed the brake. Great.
Went upstairs to get something. Remembered I'd already taken it down. Turned round. Banked head on a sharp edge of low ceiling. Big bump on it now.
Cleaned up chain and gears on good bike, all working like a dream on the bike stand. Out on the road can't shift onto large chain ring. Had to keep stopping and manually shifting chain up before downhill bits. Then half a mile from home the bloody thing started working again >:(
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 03, 2018, 12:32:06 pm
The amount of bands I love announcing tours at exactly the same time and the ticket prices being extortionate!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on November 03, 2018, 20:05:25 pm
The CPS gifting Paul Gambachini a 'hefty' amount of taxpayer's money through their incompetence.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on November 12, 2018, 23:28:21 pm
BBC's misleading FA Cup highlights; they make it look as if Morecambe battered us by showing clip after clip of their chances and just one of our disallowed goal at the end.  It was a much more even game than that. 

I demand a pro-rata refund of my license fee.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 13, 2018, 18:57:21 pm
My car has just colossally failed its MOT
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 02, 2018, 21:54:26 pm
Rushisaband report said that Presto has been included in a list of the 20 best albums of 1989 compiled by Louder magazine. How can a music mag make a mistake like this?

"A real return to form for the progressive trio from Canada. Rush and producer Peter Collins retreated from the synth-heavy sound that muddied Power Windows and Hold Your Fire, and created a tighter, tougher sound that sacrifices none of the group's trademark technical wizardry. Hard-rocking opener Show Don't Tell is a highlight and features a stellar vocal performance from Geddy Lee"
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 02, 2018, 22:12:26 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 02, 2018, 21:54:26 pm
Rushisaband report said that Presto has been included in a list of the 20 best albums of 1989 compiled by Louder magazine. How can a music mag make a mistake like this?

"A real return to form for the progressive trio from Canada. Rush and producer Peter Collins retreated from the synth-heavy sound that muddied Power Windows and Hold Your Fire, and created a tighter, tougher sound that sacrifices none of the group's trademark technical wizardry. Hard-rocking opener Show Don't Tell is a highlight and features a stellar vocal performance from Geddy Lee"



They're more wrong about PoW and HYF than they are about Sir Peter Collins not being the producer.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 03, 2018, 06:59:43 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 02, 2018, 22:12:26 pm

They're more wrong about PoW and HYF than they are about Sir Peter Collins not being the producer.
;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 06, 2018, 02:22:36 am
Having not been on here for a few days, I can't be parsed to go through all the bollocks in the Brexit thread by the remainders on here.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on December 06, 2018, 06:51:25 am
Quote from: zoony on December 06, 2018, 02:22:36 am
Having not been on here for a few days, I can't be parsed to go through all the bollocks in the Brexit thread by the remainders on here.



Never mind Zoony you're in 2nd place in the tnms rankings and youve only got 1,534 more posts left to go before you break the 40,000 mark
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on December 06, 2018, 10:18:53 am
Quote from: zoony on December 06, 2018, 02:22:36 am
Having not been on here for a few days, I can't be parsed to go through all the bollocks in the Brexit thread by the remainders on here.

This is only the withdrawal agreement, wait until the Trade negotiations start!  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 08, 2018, 04:27:52 am
Quote from: Bisto on December 06, 2018, 06:51:25 am

Never mind Zoony you're in 2nd place in the tnms rankings and youve only got 1,534 more posts left to go before you break the 40,000 mark



Had it not been for Facebook luring away a lot of our once regular posters, I would have been on about 50000 by now.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on December 08, 2018, 07:58:37 am
Quote from: zoony on December 08, 2018, 04:27:52 am

Had it not been for Facebook luring away a lot of our once regular posters, I would have been on about 50000 by now.



Just as well it did then eh? Less cuddles with your grandson, meals out with the missus etc
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 09, 2018, 03:34:22 am
Quote from: Bisto on December 08, 2018, 07:58:37 am

Just as well it did then eh? Less cuddles with your grandson, meals out with the missus etc



I'll always find time to fit both of those in mate 😉.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 12, 2018, 18:46:53 pm
"an Islamist known to authorities" - sounds familiar, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on December 16, 2018, 22:49:15 pm
Arsenal letting down my 6 team acca for £200!  ::)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 17, 2018, 12:37:42 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on December 16, 2018, 22:49:15 pm
Arsenal letting down my 6 team acca for £200!  ::)



Haha, mad Ralph is not to be underestimated mate.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2018, 13:01:51 pm
Absolute radio has disappeared on my car radio presetting to be replaced by something called Greatest hits which is playing a loop of bloody Xmas songs!!
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Straight Shooter on December 18, 2018, 22:31:56 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 18, 2018, 13:01:51 pm
Absolute radio has disappeared on my car radio presetting to be replaced by something called Greatest hits which is playing a loop of bloody Xmas songs!!

Haha, mad Santa is not to be underestimated mate.  ;)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Slim on December 19, 2018, 22:29:43 pm
The revelation that "woman" is now a term of misogynist abuse. You can't say "stupid woman" now apparently.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: DavidL on December 19, 2018, 23:22:56 pm
Quote from: Slim on December 19, 2018, 22:29:43 pm
The revelation that "woman" is now a term of misogynist abuse. You can't say "stupid woman" now apparently.
Totally bizarre times we are living in. I couldn't argue with Jezza on this one! 
Btw, why wasn't dear old Ken Clarke not castigated for his "bloody difficult woman" comment?
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Letter R on December 20, 2018, 07:45:01 am
Quote from: DavidL on December 19, 2018, 23:22:56 pm
Totally bizarre times we are living in. I couldn't argue with Jezza on this one! 

But he didn't have the balls to admit that was what he said though......"I said People" - no you didn't mate....I'm no trained lip reader but he clearly said Woman.
Can't argue the whole thing is a smoke screen farce but come clean mate and admit what you said.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2018, 10:35:15 am
Quote from: The Letter R on December 20, 2018, 07:45:01 am
But he didn't have the balls to admit that was what he said though......"I said People" - no you didn't mate....I'm no trained lip reader but he clearly said Woman.
Can't argue the whole thing is a smoke screen farce but come clean mate and admit what you said.



Agreed.  Corbyn's original utterance is a non-issue and he's played it very badly, but then his judgement is often questionable at best.  The reaction from his critics on this issue though is embarrassingly disproportionate. 


Punch and Judy politics while Rome burns; you can only despair.   
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: pdw1 on December 21, 2018, 09:31:17 am
Gone down with a miserable cold just before Xmas
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on December 21, 2018, 09:37:55 am
Quote from: pdw1 on December 21, 2018, 09:31:17 am
Gone down with a miserable cold just before Xmas



Bummer!  :(


I fecking HATE colds! I'd rather break a toe than have a cold.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 21, 2018, 10:59:39 am
Being told that we're not to keep posting "childish" comments in the Brexit thread, or risk facing a ban. It's as good as the only thread on hear that's keeping us going at the moment....
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2018, 11:34:08 am
Quote from: zoony on December 21, 2018, 10:59:39 am
Being told that we're not to keep posting "childish" comments in the Brexit thread, or risk facing a ban. It's as good as the only thread on hear that's keeping us going at the moment....



Ironically it's one of the most intemperate posts on the thread.  :-\ 
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Bisto on December 21, 2018, 11:54:34 am
Quote from: zoony on December 21, 2018, 10:59:39 am
Being told that we're not to keep posting "childish" comments in the Brexit thread, or risk facing a ban. It's as good as the only thread on hear that's keeping us going at the moment....


those who know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves 😉
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nick on December 21, 2018, 12:45:37 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 21, 2018, 11:34:08 am

Ironically it's one of the most intemperate posts on the thread.  :-\

Yes its one of the most important political issues our Country has ever faced, i don't think anybody has been comparing cock sizes , contributors have given their best views of an impossible situation. Been a bit heated in places but just a reflection of the current state of the Country and for the most part peoples views have been respected.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: rufus the dawg on December 21, 2018, 18:05:02 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 21, 2018, 10:59:39 am
Being told that we're not to keep posting "childish" comments in the Brexit thread, or risk facing a ban. It's as good as the only thread on hear that's keeping us going at the moment....



Be careful with this comment....you might be banned from "Annoyance of the day." hehe
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: zoony on December 21, 2018, 18:23:51 pm
Quote from: rufus the dawg on December 21, 2018, 18:05:02 pm

Be careful with this comment....you might be banned from "Annoyance of the day." hehe



I wouldn't be missing a fat lot if I did. I remember the days before FB when this was a fantastic, busy site.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 21, 2018, 19:28:26 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 21, 2018, 18:23:51 pm

I wouldn't be missing a fat lot if I did. I remember the days before FB when this was a fantastic, busy site.

Ah, the good old days, when Rush were releasing great steaming turds of albums :)
And I could post endless streams of "Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad" to try and wind up the fanbois.

As for Facebook, what a steaming pile of festering cancerous tissue. Absolutely worthless to misanthropic sociopaths like me. If I'd got any get up and go in me - and believe me, it got up and went many years ago - I'd set up my anti-social networking site Kicked in the Face Book", complete with DISLIKE button.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: The Old Dog on December 21, 2018, 19:40:22 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 21, 2018, 19:28:26 pm
Ah, the good old days, when Rush were releasing great steaming turds of albums :)
And I could post endless streams of "Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad" to try and wind up the fanbois.

As for Facebook, what a steaming pile of festering cancerous tissue. Absolutely worthless to misanthropic sociopaths like me. If I'd got any get up and go in me - and believe me, it got up and went many years ago - I'd set up my anti-social networking site Kicked in the Face Book", complete with DISLIKE button.
Ahh the curmudgeonly old bastard returns with something like the bile of yore  ;D
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2018, 19:46:52 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 21, 2018, 19:28:26 pmIf I'd got any get up and go in me - and believe me, it got up and went many years ago - I'd set up my anti-social networking site Kicked in the Face Book", complete with DISLIKE button.



There's always You Tube.  :)
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: rufus the dawg on December 21, 2018, 20:22:00 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 21, 2018, 19:28:26 pm

As for Facebook, what a steaming pile of festering cancerous tissue. Absolutely worthless to misanthropic sociopaths like me. If I'd got any get up and go in me - and believe me, it got up and went many years ago - I'd set up my anti-social networking site Kicked in the Face Book", complete with DISLIKE button.



100% agree with you.
Title: Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 21, 2018, 22:01:46 pm