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Mr Mojo Risin 13-09-2017 10:34 AM

Requesting holiday six months in advance, not having any response from your boss until she tells you to make sure there is cover. Even though nobody else is due to take holiday at that time. And everyone else on the team throws sickies all the time except yourself.

oddrod 13-09-2017 10:40 AM

People saying brought when it should be bought.

I brought a ticket for the game.
Really? Where did you bring it to?

Jordan's Jacket 13-09-2017 10:53 AM

absolutely everybody and everything. I think I've covered all bases.

radiomike 13-09-2017 10:54 AM

reserving tables in pubs just to have a drink
the ever growing length of ad breaks (will eventually be self-defeating)
the increasing banality of pre and post match interviews
the infantilisation of TV weather forecasts - 'wrap up warm' don't forget the brolly

Hedgehog 13-09-2017 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 13843108)
Requesting holiday six months in advance, not having any response from your boss until she tells you to make sure there is cover. Even though nobody else is due to take holiday at that time. And everyone else on the team throws sickies all the time except yourself.


I can relate.

I sent a notice about 2 weeks back to my boss I was taking Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off this week. I marked it on the board we put our planned days off on. I sent a reminder e-mail out on Monday.

Yesterday afternoon she says to me, "So you're taking Friday off?" When
I tell her it is the rest of the week she goes into the whole CYA mode.

Don't get me started on the rest of the group and taking time off including her and her boss, yet they get all pissy because I want a few days off after ample notice of my intentions.

smileysmith 13-09-2017 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by radiomike (Post 13843140)
the ever growing length of ad breaks (will eventually be self-defeating)

I've not seen a TV ad in ages.

saxoneagle 13-09-2017 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oddrod (Post 13843119)
People saying brought when it should be bought.

I brought a ticket for the game.
Really? Where did you bring it to?

Brought it to the game hopefully, otherwise they wouldn't get in ;)

PeterH 13-09-2017 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by radiomike (Post 13843140)
the ever growing length of ad breaks (will eventually be self-defeating)

Indeed. Cable TV has lots of adverts for it's own programmes, including the programme it is usually breaking LOL. I think cable TV is done for - outside of sports. Netflix and others have taken that market. Just as DVDs and streams did for Blockbuster. The price of DVDs in Amazon is self-defeating as well.

I hate that Amazon charge a top heavy price for the last season of a series. Even if the series finished years back.

In Chile, TV advertising is much worse. When they show a feature film, they have one or two adverts in the first hour, then about six advert breaks in the last half hour. They typically take an advert break just before the title credits come up - you wait around to see if that's the end of the film and get suckered in.

Not content with these breaks, they litter the actual programmes with adverts all over the screen. Even during live football you get a ticker tape running along the botton; typically when the ball goes down to that wing.

davech 13-09-2017 06:51 PM

The price of Epson Ink Refills for my cheap-as-chips printer. Price seems to have gone through the roof. I can get a brand new printer for less than price of a 4-pack of ink. Where is the sense in that? :veryangry

Hedgehog 13-09-2017 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13844010)
The price of Epson Ink Refills for my cheap-as-chips printer. Price seems to have gone through the roof. I can get a brand new printer for less than price of a 4-pack of ink. Where is the sense in that? :veryangry

Agree, and on mine the black runs out real fast. So what do they do... charge twice as much for the black as they do for the colours.

Supply and demand I guess.

Cue someone coming on here saying they have refillable cartridges etc., etc..

davech 13-09-2017 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13844016)
Agree, and on mine the black runs out real fast. So what do they do... charge twice as much for the black as they do for the colours.

Supply and demand I guess.

Cue someone coming on here saying they have refillable cartridges etc., etc..

My experience with re-filled cartridges is less than satisfactory.

Years ago, refilling them was all the rage. There were quite a few places that did these refills around my area. They were, basically, crap. They leaked. Print quality was poor. The display still showed empty as they couldn't reset the chip showing the level. For some reason, they all seem to have disappeared.

TopKnot 13-09-2017 07:21 PM

People who refer to podcast episodes as 'pods'. The word 'podcast' comes from something that is broadcast to iPods . So if anything the episode should be referred to as the 'cast'.

Yes FYP mainly thinking of you

CT_Palace 13-09-2017 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13844010)
The price of Epson Ink Refills for my cheap-as-chips printer. Price seems to have gone through the roof. I can get a brand new printer for less than price of a 4-pack of ink. Where is the sense in that? :veryangry

Unfortunately it makes every sense, if you think about it (from the printer manufacturer's point of view).

PhuketEagle 13-09-2017 07:43 PM

Waiting for 40mins to get served @ the main branch of my bank when there were no less than 7 tosser employees doing f-all except being brilliant @ ignoring customers. Only 2 staff actually serving & of course the two customers in front of me took forever, one opening an a/c & the other depositing loadsamoney into about 10 different a/c's, both of which required reams of unnecessary paperwork. The div guy serving the a/c opener didn't have a clue & kept asking colleagues for help & other employees strolled nonchalantly about at the speed of disabled snails, with fixed false grins on their pock-marked faces while staring into space as if on acid. Hellllooooo? Is anybody effing there please? When I did get served I let the bird know I wasn't happy & she actually got on with her job @ 'human speed' rather than slow motion. Out of there in 7 mins flat after doing an FX, filling in dep/withdrawal slips, updating 2 passbooks & signing a copied passport. They can do it when they want to, they just don't effing want to! Have to go in again on Fri & if this happens I may hijack one of the cretinous creatures to force them to change their employment of brain-dead snails.

davech 13-09-2017 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 13844064)
Unfortunately it makes every sense, if you think about it (from the printer manufacturer's point of view).

I suppose you are right. I seem to remember years ago someone costing out building a Ford Cortina (or similar) from spares and it came to £50,000 or something.

New printer time it is then :D

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 13-09-2017 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smileysmith (Post 13843211)
I've not seen a TV ad in ages.

As the majority of my viewing is via Sky plus I am with you, but otherwise; the ad breaks being at the same time on all the channels. Grinds my gears, that does.

Neckinger Eagle 13-09-2017 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13843142)
When I tell her it is the rest of the week she goes into the whole CYA mode.

What? She dribbled the ball into her own half, looked up three times and then hit a pass straight to the opposition striker?

chrisophiex 13-09-2017 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neckinger Eagle (Post 13844094)
What? She dribbled the ball into her own half, looked up three times and then hit a pass straight to the opposition striker?


That joke nearly worked :)

chrisophiex 13-09-2017 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13844086)
I suppose you are right. I seem to remember years ago someone costing out building a Ford Cortina (or similar) from spares and it came to £50,000 or something.

New printer time it is then :D


New printers come with starter cartridges. About a third of the level as full price cartridges.

little al 13-09-2017 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smileysmith (Post 13843211)
I've not seen a TV ad in ages.

Me neither, thought everybody avoided them these days.

the digger 13-09-2017 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Norwoodsman (Post 13829720)
Wooden bastard kitchen worktops. Spent a large chunk of Saturday sanding and oiling the bastards and they've already got mysterious black marks on them again.

Seriously what's the point of having kitchen worktops that you breathe on without bloody marking them? Next place I move to I'm getting those horrible plastic student house type ****ers that last forever.

Spent today sanding a wooden kitchen counter that the owner is going to leave unfinished/natural in a rental property. Is she off her rocker?

Stellavista 13-09-2017 09:15 PM

Immensely fat, smelly woman on the bus points at the seat next to me and shouts "can I sit there?!" She then proceeds to pretty much sit on me. Despite the fact there are plenty of spare double seats on the bus. Total lack of either self or spatial awareness. Eat yourself to death, you fat f*cker.

Stellavista 13-09-2017 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 13844189)
Spent today sanding a wooden kitchen counter that the owner is going to leave unfinished/natural in a rental property. Is she off her rocker?

Yes. She's a f*cking idiot. Tell her.

N Herts Eagle 14-09-2017 12:44 PM

Emergency Telephone numbers...how many are there now.. when should one use 105...

I will not tell you is it just me that missed the announcement...

Leopald Stotch 14-09-2017 01:50 PM

Hemorrhoids- Seriously, why does getting old not at least present you with one enjoyable experience. My latest- piles!! Dear god, I didn't know my ring piece could itch that much. I seem to be in competition with my dog as to who can spend more time dragging his arse along the carpet to relieve the sting.
And trying to itch in public without actually getting my fingers buried inside my cheeks makes me look like I'm having a fit!

andyocpfc 14-09-2017 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 13845165)
Hemorrhoids- Seriously, why does getting old not at least present you with one enjoyable experience. My latest- piles!! Dear god, I didn't know my ring piece could itch that much. I seem to be in competition with my dog as to who can spend more time dragging his arse along the carpet to relieve the sting.
And trying to itch in public without actually getting my fingers buried inside my cheeks makes me look like I'm having a fit!


Clean them and push them back in whilst showering - done.

The Norwoodsman 14-09-2017 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 13844189)
Spent today sanding a wooden kitchen counter that the owner is going to leave unfinished/natural in a rental property. Is she off her rocker?

I would say yes but it's probably a sinister plot to deduct a massive chunk of deposit from some chump tenant when they inevitably mark them by farting slightly moistly an adjoining room or something.

They'll probably be so paranoid of marking the ****ers that they'll be chopping carrots and making tea on the kitchen floor.

PalaceExile 14-09-2017 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 13845072)
Emergency Telephone numbers...how many are there now.. when should one use 105...

I will not tell you is it just me that missed the announcement...

Yep this^^

999, 101, 111, 112, 105. Without googling what are all of these for?

Stellavista 14-09-2017 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PalaceExile (Post 13845717)
Yep this^^

999, 101, 111, 112, 105. Without googling what are all of these for?

112 is for when you get your cock jammed in the hoover.

PeterH 14-09-2017 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 13844249)
Immensely fat, smelly woman on the bus points at the seat next to me and shouts "can I sit there?!" She then proceeds to pretty much sit on me. Despite the fact there are plenty of spare double seats on the bus. Total lack of either self or spatial awareness. Eat yourself to death, you fat f*cker.

Was it Saxon's wife's cousin?

And did you pull?

PeterH 14-09-2017 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 13845165)
Hemorrhoids- Seriously, why does getting old not at least present you with one enjoyable experience. My latest- piles!! Dear god, I didn't know my ring piece could itch that much. I seem to be in competition with my dog as to who can spend more time dragging his arse along the carpet to relieve the sting.
And trying to itch in public without actually getting my fingers buried inside my cheeks makes me look like I'm having a fit!

This is right up there as post of the last few months.

Big Gav 14-09-2017 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 13845731)
112 is for when you get your cock jammed in the hoover.

Thanks calling the number now

Maidstoned Eagle 14-09-2017 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 13845731)
112 is for when you get your cock jammed in the hoover.

Dont do that, you'll dyson.

Wolfnipplechips 14-09-2017 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 13845731)
112 is for when you get your cock jammed in the hoover.

What about Henry?

danpalace07 15-09-2017 05:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 13845165)
Hemorrhoids- Seriously, why does getting old not at least present you with one enjoyable experience. My latest- piles!! Dear god, I didn't know my ring piece could itch that much. I seem to be in competition with my dog as to who can spend more time dragging his arse along the carpet to relieve the sting.
And trying to itch in public without actually getting my fingers buried inside my cheeks makes me look like I'm having a fit!

note to self: don't get old

Maidstoned Eagle 15-09-2017 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 13846166)
note to self: don't get old

Dont strain on the bog and get your boyfriend to lube up well and you'll be fine.

Icy 15-09-2017 12:45 PM

Doing the company Directors jobs for them as they are all on a corporate golf day together. Good business planning when you have commercials and legals to finalise on a complex £10m construction contract.

PIE "N" MASH 15-09-2017 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13846032)
Dont do that, you'll dyson.

:D

Jay_eagle 15-09-2017 01:53 PM

General slowness

smileysmith 15-09-2017 01:55 PM

The loss of Friday afternoons are spent in the pub as a general working life rule.

Icy 15-09-2017 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smileysmith (Post 13846646)
The loss of Friday afternoons are spent in the pub as a general working life rule.


That's a good thing!

civil eagle 15-09-2017 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Norwoodsman (Post 13829720)
Wooden bastard kitchen worktops. Spent a large chunk of Saturday sanding and oiling the bastards and they've already got mysterious black marks on them again.

Seriously what's the point of having kitchen worktops that you breathe on without bloody marking them? Next place I move to I'm getting those horrible plastic student house type ****ers that last forever.

This but tables. Apparently our wooden tables are not allowed to have anything placed on them without the additional placement of a mat, cloth etc in case the surface gets market, why make tables out of a material that can't have anything placed on it for fear of marking it. :wallbash:

smileysmith 15-09-2017 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icy (Post 13846877)
That's a good thing!

How?

Neckinger Eagle 15-09-2017 07:10 PM

The BBS. I just realised I was looking at the BBS on both my phone and my laptop simultaneously. I should be using at least one of these devices to order a kebab.

Stellavista 15-09-2017 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by civil eagle (Post 13846889)
This but tables. Apparently our wooden tables are not allowed to have anything placed on them without the additional placement of a mat, cloth etc in case the surface gets market, why make tables out of a material that can't have anything placed on it for fear of marking it. :wallbash:

I find that laying a virgin on our fragile and expensive work surfaces protects adequately.

http://disinfo.com/wp-content/upload...nicpanic-1.jpg

chrisophiex 15-09-2017 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by civil eagle (Post 13846889)
This but tables. Apparently our wooden tables are not allowed to have anything placed on them without the additional placement of a mat, cloth etc in case the surface gets market, why make tables out of a material that can't have anything placed on it for fear of marking it. :wallbash:


What annoys me more is people who scrabble around for a mat or coaster to protect their wooden table or unit, and it's a cheap, tacky old table that's practically knackered.

Who cares ??!!?

big bad John 15-09-2017 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhuketEagle (Post 13844076)
Waiting for 40mins to get served @ the main branch of my bank when there were no less than 7 tosser employees doing f-all except being brilliant @ ignoring customers. Only 2 staff actually serving

the quality of service in banks has really gone downhill. In my local bank the slob of a manager acts like a street punk. Addressed me as bro; which I normally wouldn't have a prob with, but I'm used to BM's mistering me to death and at least acting like they might have a C.S.E grade 5 in basic arithmetic. Later on for some strange reason he started talking to me in Spanish before he copped himself on. Also only one cashier working, whilst three of them stand by the new machines trying to entice you to use them. Little old ladies of 90 who've been going into the bank since the Great Depression are being told how much easier these nice simple machines are going to make their lives. They forget that when nice old lady gets the hang of this new monstrosity they will have to take their silly smiles somewhere else because the robot will have their jobs.

cappuccinoeagle 15-09-2017 09:41 PM

Andi Peters

Joe85 15-09-2017 10:06 PM

Eastenders.


What in the actual ****. In an age where we have shows like Breaking Bad, GOT, The Wire etc, how is this mind numbing bollocks allowed to persist?

Icy 15-09-2017 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smileysmith (Post 13847010)
How?

Think I may have misinterpreted your post, most likely because I spent the afternoon in the pub :D

Jim Cannon 15-09-2017 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 13847216)
Andi Peters

Knew him at school, a twat

Maidstoned Eagle 15-09-2017 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 13847267)
Eastenders.


What in the actual ****. In an age where we have shows like Breaking Bad, GOT, The Wire etc, how is this mind numbing bollocks allowed to persist?

Because mind numbed twits think it's real.

Panther 15-09-2017 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 13847267)
Eastenders.


What in the actual ****. In an age where we have shows like Breaking Bad, GOT, The Wire etc, how is this mind numbing bollocks allowed to persist?

Or in any other age?

glenn.f 16-09-2017 07:03 AM

Taking a last minute cancellation for a ct scan for Saturday and the dawning realisation, once getting off the phone, that it clashes with the first half. New that time rang a bell.

CT_Palace 16-09-2017 07:08 AM

Friday night kick offs.
Fantasy team ****ed as I had no idea

CT_Palace 16-09-2017 07:09 AM

iPad keyboard.
Moaned about it here before but **** me is it shyte

CT_Palace 16-09-2017 07:12 AM

Knowing that I'm going to have a ****** of a hang over in the morning (in 6hrs time) and I'm going to have to get up for an 08:30 kick off find a dodgy stream to watch us produce another shambles.

CT_Palace 16-09-2017 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 13847593)
iPad keyboard.
Moaned about it here before but **** me is it shyte

Nothing to do with me barely able to focus on anything of course :bash:

PeterH 16-09-2017 07:26 AM

How is this talking to yourself on the BBS finding you?

hatter8142 16-09-2017 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 13847598)
How is this talking to yourself on the BBS finding you?

😁

PeterH 16-09-2017 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 13847594)
Knowing that I'm going to have a ****** of a hang over in the morning (in 6hrs time) and I'm going to have to get up for an 08:30 kick off find a dodgy stream to watch us produce another shambles.

How did that work out - about as you predicted?

CT_Palace 17-09-2017 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 13850674)
How did that work out - about as you predicted?

Rather relevantly for this thread, I was annoyingly correct.

PeterH 17-09-2017 03:11 AM

Are you coming over on Monday?

You can witness again and testify to what a nasty person I've changed into.

CT_Palace 17-09-2017 03:17 AM

It's looking like I will have to give it a miss Peter. The mrs has us with her sister-in-law and daughter on Monday.
I'll let you know if anything changes

PeterH 17-09-2017 03:38 AM

I'm thinking that might be tame compared to what's happening at mine. Going to the Fonda in Park O'Higgins tomorrow. Might go to the military parade for a couple of hours on Tuesday; lots of tanks, planes and helicopters for the 3 year old grandson.

the digger 17-09-2017 10:48 AM

People who work hard at being lazy.

3 Beers at HT 17-09-2017 11:16 AM

The meaningless, default apology by sports commentators when the microphones pick up someone in the crowd shouting 'c*nt' or 'f*ck'. (Or any other profanity)

PIE "N" MASH 17-09-2017 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3 Beers at HT (Post 13851283)
The meaningless, default apology by sports commentators when the microphones pick up someone in the crowd shouting 'c*nt' or 'f*ck'. (Or any other profanity)

That's tennis for you.

chrisophiex 17-09-2017 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 13851299)
That's tennis for you.


I think you'll find at tennis they shout "vagina" and "fornicate".

Having said that, that could be some posho calling their kids over for strawberries and cream.

Pat of the Palace 17-09-2017 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 13850954)
I'm thinking that might be tame compared to what's happening at mine. Going to the Fonda in Park O'Higgins tomorrow. Might go to the military parade for a couple of hours on Tuesday; lots of tanks, planes and helicopters for the 3 year old grandson.

I thought it was all abiut the kites this month over there?

bradpitt 17-09-2017 04:02 PM

The Knoppers advert

boxthorncutter 17-09-2017 04:05 PM

Zebra crossings located at roundabout exits (when I'm driving not walking of course).

macstar 17-09-2017 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxthorncutter (Post 13851760)
Zebra crossings located at roundabout exits (when I'm driving not walking of course).

normally installed directly as a result of someone being runover at that roundabout....

macstar 17-09-2017 04:40 PM

That "Sing" lips advert on sky

glenn.f 17-09-2017 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxthorncutter (Post 13851760)
Zebra crossings located at roundabout exits (when I'm driving not walking of course).

There is a pig of one in Wisbech, made doubly tricky by an exit to a service station right onto the same said zebra crossing. Tested my patience going through there a number of times.

cappuccinoeagle 17-09-2017 09:24 PM

The Schwarzenegger PPI ad

eagleincroydon 17-09-2017 09:32 PM

people living in england supporting a foreign team

Wolfnipplechips 17-09-2017 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eagleincroydon (Post 13852389)
people living in england supporting a foreign team

Liverpool?
Manchester City?
Arsenal?
Chelsea?


Etc. Etc.

PIE "N" MASH 17-09-2017 10:18 PM

Not taking the time to clean the bugs off the bike after a 6 week tour of Europe.
Stuck like nothing i know and no amount of bike cleaning products will shift the buggers:wallbash::wallbash:

Taking said bike for it's MOT yesterday and failing on the rear brake pads,buying new pads from the garage that failed it(they were low in all fairness)then when trying to fit today find they are the wrong pads:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

Yoda 17-09-2017 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 13852483)
Not taking the time to clean the bugs off the bike after a 6 week tour of Europe.
Stuck like nothing i know and no amount of bike cleaning products will shift the buggers:wallbash::wallbash:

Taking said bike for it's MOT yesterday and failing on the rear brake pads,buying new pads from the garage that failed it(they were low in all fairness)then when trying to fit today find they are the wrong pads:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

WD40 might help soften the bugs, if you give it a little time to sink in?

Although if they've oozed, so to speak, into the paintwork it'll be hard to remove the bugs without taking chips of paint away too.

PeterH 18-09-2017 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat of the Palace (Post 13851716)
I thought it was all abiut the kites this month over there?

Lots of kite flying in the parks. It's pleasant to see.

PIE "N" MASH 18-09-2017 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 13852627)
WD40 might help soften the bugs, if you give it a little time to sink in?

Although if they've oozed, so to speak, into the paintwork it'll be hard to remove the bugs without taking chips of paint away too.

Thanks Yoda,will try on one of the small insects.Got some Jizzer today so hoping that will shift the unwanted european free loaders:p

Purepalace 18-09-2017 02:23 AM

The invasion of your personal space.

glenn.f 18-09-2017 12:01 PM

Next doors bastard yapping dogs and squawking kids......live next door to a child minder and it drives us mental with the constant noise, amongst other things. If anybody has got any bright ideas on setting the dogs off into a mental frenzy that results in some of the kids getting torn limb from limb to get the place shut down, i'm all ears :supergrin:

simplex 18-09-2017 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 13853065)
Next doors bastard yapping dogs and squawking kids......live next door to a child minder and it drives us mental with the constant noise, amongst other things. If anybody has got any bright ideas on setting the dogs off into a mental frenzy that results in some of the kids getting torn limb from limb to get the place shut down, i'm all ears :supergrin:

If they're Staffs then do nothing.. they'll turn soon enough

smileysmith 18-09-2017 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 13853065)
Next doors bastard yapping dogs and squawking kids......live next door to a child minder and it drives us mental with the constant noise, amongst other things. If anybody has got any bright ideas on setting the dogs off into a mental frenzy that results in some of the kids getting torn limb from limb to get the place shut down, i'm all ears :supergrin:

Do you work from home?
Save

glenn.f 18-09-2017 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smileysmith (Post 13853105)
Do you work from home?
Save

Thankfully not, but i'm covering the business phones from home while convalescing from a knee injury, so can see what my missus means about the noise on a greater scale.

smileysmith 18-09-2017 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 13853211)
Thankfully not, but i'm covering the business phones from home while convalescing from a knee injury, so can see what my missus means about the noise on a greater scale.

Yell shut up a lot. ;)

art malice 18-09-2017 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smileysmith (Post 13853255)
Yell shut up a lot. ;)

Followed by 'for fvck's sake'

mroakley9 18-09-2017 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 13853065)
Next doors bastard yapping dogs and squawking kids......live next door to a child minder and it drives us mental with the constant noise, amongst other things. If anybody has got any bright ideas on setting the dogs off into a mental frenzy that results in some of the kids getting torn limb from limb to get the place shut down, i'm all ears :supergrin:

get your local postman to kidnap them and drop them off in a random location somewhere out of town

fioreuk 18-09-2017 02:22 PM

Daub "Peado" (sic) on their other side neighbours door. Parents will soon be clamouring to cancel child minding sessions there.

Yoda 18-09-2017 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 13853065)
Next doors bastard yapping dogs and squawking kids......live next door to a child minder and it drives us mental with the constant noise, amongst other things. If anybody has got any bright ideas on setting the dogs off into a mental frenzy that results in some of the kids getting torn limb from limb to get the place shut down, i'm all ears :supergrin:

There is a limit/ratio on the number of children they can have, 6 I think?

You can also contact your Local Authority if their business is in a residential area and has resulted in disturbance to neighbours, e.g. lots of cars coming and going, excessive noise etc. You'll need to start keeping a diary of evidence.

It might ruin whatever relationship you have with your neighbours, but maybe you feel that's already occurred.

If they have just a couple of noisy kids, there probably isn't much you can do. But if they're taking the micky by having loads round in order to maximise their profit, then look into the guidelines/rules.

Yoda 18-09-2017 02:25 PM

....or you could sunbathe nude in your back garden.

glenn.f 18-09-2017 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 13853302)
There is a limit/ratio on the number of children they can have, 6 I think?

You can also contact your Local Authority if their business is in a residential area and has resulted in disturbance to neighbours, e.g. lots of cars coming and going, excessive noise etc. You'll need to start keeping a diary of evidence.

It might ruin whatever relationship you have with your neighbours, but maybe you feel that's already occurred.

If they have just a couple of noisy kids, there probably isn't much you can do. But if they're taking the micky by having loads round in order to maximise their profit, then look into the guidelines/rules.

That went for a burton earlier in the year when i lost my rag after ripping the trim off my van side door trying to get in my drive after some twattish parking by one of the parents. Didn't shower myself in glory when you go full Sarf London in a quiet Norfolk villlage :D
Interesting about the minimum of six kids though, bad enough as they have four of their own so weekends are as bad. Plus we have Wallyworld in their back garden with tree houses, giant train sets and trampolines, can drive you mental on a nice sunny day.
The biggest piss off is the thought that living next door to it is likely to affect any kind of sale price if we were to move.

Maidstoned Eagle 18-09-2017 03:09 PM

Feed the dogs a load of speed.

Maidstoned Eagle 18-09-2017 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by eagleincroydon (Post 13852389)
people living in england supporting a foreign team

What about people who aren´t from England?

glenn.f 18-09-2017 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13853363)
Feed the dogs a load of speed.

Won't they get louder and more high pitched.....i'll try sleeping pills.
I offered junior plastic a fiver to throw himself over the fence to get savaged but needless to say he was having none of it.

Yoda 18-09-2017 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 13853362)
That went for a burton earlier in the year when i lost my rag after ripping the trim off my van side door trying to get in my drive after some twattish parking by one of the parents. Didn't shower myself in glory when you go full Sarf London in a quiet Norfolk villlage :D
Interesting about the minimum of six kids though, bad enough as they have four of their own so weekends are as bad. Plus we have Wallyworld in their back garden with tree houses, giant train sets and trampolines, can drive you mental on a nice sunny day.
The biggest piss off is the thought that living next door to it is likely to affect any kind of sale price if we were to move.

If you have your house deeds, maybe see if there's a covenant in there about not operating a business from your house. If there is, your neighbour might have the same?

Most of us would turn a blind-eye to someone working quietly from home, but it sounds like your neighbour has tipped things over that limit of tolerance.

It sounds like you bought a house in a residential street, next door to another residential house? You are entitled to quiet enjoyment of your house and to be able to use your own driveway etc.

Might be worth a conversation with your Local Authority to check they're aware what's going on next door and how much disturbance would be reasonable for you to endure. Nothing to lose by asking.

However, as they have 4 kids of their own, the neighbours will probably say it's normal noise from a large family. Not much you can do about that.

A friend lived next door to similar and their tipping point was when the kids started hanging over the fence making dodgy comments to his wife, who was trying to enjoy the sunshine and read a book.

He had a man-to-man chat with the husband. Kept his cool but made it clear this was unacceptable. Things improved, and my friend raised the fence etc!

Maidstoned Eagle 18-09-2017 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 13853388)
Won't they get louder and more high pitched.....i'll try sleeping pills.
I offered junior plastic a fiver to throw himself over the fence to get savaged but needless to say he was having none of it.

They'll also get really aggressive....

strawberry mivi 18-09-2017 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 13852381)
The Schwarzenegger PPI ad

Au contraire mon ami.
'Bye bye to the PPI' is now my favorite catch phrase.


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