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PIE "N" MASH 18-09-2017 07:22 PM

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3 Beers at HT 18-09-2017 10:37 PM

Listening to the not-so-dulcet tones of a group of students murdering 'Don't Look Back In Anger' from a neighbouring block and then realising you were younger than them when it first came out :(

elgin eagle 19-09-2017 08:54 PM

Dodgy bent women refs.

Joe85 20-09-2017 01:39 PM

Things that annoy you
 
Corporate events.


I must be allergic as i have spent the best part of the last 3 hours wanting to headbutt every **** in sight.

Was supposed to be an all day event but i had to walk out (again)

I'm aright just sitting there pretending to give a ****, but out of nowhere they sprung a "workshop" on us.

"Just come up with ideas, man. Think of ways you can improve companies brand and the customer experience" sigh.

Bear in mind im sitting at a round table with 8 other bellends all desperate to get a taste of that corporate phallus. Anyway, there's some poncey graduate cockend doing the rounds to give guidance. Comes to me "oh, you haven't written anything"


"Fresh out of ideas pal. What a shitter"

"Oh well you better write something soon as next up we have to draw your headline and put the idea on a flip chart."

Get ****ed. See you later.


*****.

Sharkba1t 20-09-2017 02:17 PM

Corporate events - good call. We have a quarterly meeting - now entitled a "Town hall". Most of the big banks do that kind of thing these days. Awful waste of time. Arseholes talking about "synergy" , "agile working", "corporate responsibility", "business profile".

saxoneagle 20-09-2017 02:23 PM

People who don't turn up.

Regularly tradesmen, but this week... my boss, who I've flown to Zurich to meet with and who is AWOL. Super.

PIE "N" MASH 20-09-2017 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 13856959)
Corporate events.


I must be allergic as i have spent the best part of the last 3 hours wanting to headbutt every **** in sight.

Was supposed to be an all day event but i had to walk out (again)

I'm aright just sitting there pretending to give a ****, but out of nowhere they sprung a "workshop" on us.

"Just come up with ideas, man. Think of ways you can improve companies brand and the customer experience" sigh.

Bear in mind im sitting at a round table with 8 other bellends all desperate to get a taste of that corporate phallus. Anyway, there's some poncey graduate cockend doing the rounds to give guidance. Comes to me "oh, you haven't written anything"


"Fresh out of ideas pal. What a shitter"

"Oh well you better write something soon as next up we have to draw your headline and put the idea on a flip chart."

Get ****ed. See you later.


*****.

:D:D

saxoneagle 20-09-2017 02:31 PM

Not so much an annoyance, but not sure where to put it.... just found out someone I've known almost 30 years has terminal cancer.

Cancer is a ****.

:(

Maidstoned Eagle 20-09-2017 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 13857026)
Not so much an annoyance, but not sure where to put it.... just found out someone I've known almost 30 years has terminal cancer.

Cancer is a ****.

:(

:(

Sorry to hear that.

Polak 20-09-2017 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 13857016)
People who don't turn up.

Regularly tradesmen, but this week... my boss, who I've flown to Zurich to meet with and who is AWOL. Super.

Perhaps he's with your wife's cousin

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 20-09-2017 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 13857026)
Not so much an annoyance, but not sure where to put it.... just found out someone I've known almost 30 years has terminal cancer.

Cancer is a ****.

:(

Very sorry to hear that.
Cancer is an indiscriminate horrible ****, in fact it is total ******* ****

saxoneagle 20-09-2017 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polak (Post 13857037)
Perhaps he's with your wife's cousin

Why have you assumed my boss is a man?

PeterH 20-09-2017 03:56 PM

I agree on the corporate days. Had one recently at the place I teach. It was a day out of Santiago - but it did include two or three obligatory workshop activities.

What gets me is that a week later it is all forgotten. Doesnt make a blind bit of difference to your standing and promotion prospects. The same cnuts in charge, still carry on as before.

I gave a presentation in broken Spanish to 300 people as the only non/Chilean in the room. I nailed the fecker with great applause. Doesnt stop me getting fired and rehired at the end of this semester, like every one of the last 13 years.

Yoda 20-09-2017 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 13856959)
Corporate events.


I must be allergic as i have spent the best part of the last 3 hours wanting to headbutt every **** in sight.

Was supposed to be an all day event but i had to walk out (again)

I'm aright just sitting there pretending to give a ****, but out of nowhere they sprung a "workshop" on us.

"Just come up with ideas, man. Think of ways you can improve companies brand and the customer experience" sigh.

Bear in mind im sitting at a round table with 8 other bellends all desperate to get a taste of that corporate phallus. Anyway, there's some poncey graduate cockend doing the rounds to give guidance. Comes to me "oh, you haven't written anything"


"Fresh out of ideas pal. What a shitter"

"Oh well you better write something soon as next up we have to draw your headline and put the idea on a flip chart."

Get ****ed. See you later.


*****.

Next time, write a suggestion that your company saves money by cancelling corporate events like this.

So that you don't come across as unhelpful etc, suggest something else like monthly or regional 2-3 hour meetings for brainstorming ideas (agenda to be emailed in advance to provide thinking time).

That way your company saves on hiring a venue, a company to run the event, catering costs, maybe overnight accommodation costs and maybe some travel costs. It also saves on the hidden cost of you all being away from your jobs for the day.

If some moan, you might need to challenge them to come up with an example of an innovation your company developed at a corporate Day that couldn't also have been sprung from an in-house meeting.

chrisophiex 20-09-2017 09:25 PM

The new lotto adverts.

Who cares what these plebs would spend their money on ? Such boring, dull answers.

Prefer if someone came on and said "I'd go to work in a limo (not hired), pished on top quality champagne, waltz in and tell everyone they're sacked, 'cos I've just bought the company".

nicknackpalace 21-09-2017 03:02 PM

Quote:

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

Very annoying - I prefer the spoof here

(mainly because its shorter!)

Maidstoned Eagle 21-09-2017 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 13857148)
Why have you assumed my boss is a man?

Thats true, I hope you have reported him.for his implied sexism

Son of Selhurst 21-09-2017 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 13857148)
Why have you assumed my boss is a man?

His beard?

saxoneagle 21-09-2017 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13858460)
Thats true, I hope you have reported him.for his implied sexism

Of course. It disgusted me.

saxoneagle 21-09-2017 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Son of Selhurst (Post 13858660)
His beard?

I've never worked for Maz.

art malice 21-09-2017 07:27 PM

The pay by phone parking app promising to provide an 'optimal parking experience'. *****

Jordan's Jacket 21-09-2017 08:29 PM

Just listened to 5 Live for a bit this afternoon presented by someone called Nihal. I thought I tuned into a kids' programme. Absolute drivel

Joe85 21-09-2017 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 13857182)
Next time, write a suggestion that your company saves money by cancelling corporate events like this.

So that you don't come across as unhelpful etc, suggest something else like monthly or regional 2-3 hour meetings for brainstorming ideas (agenda to be emailed in advance to provide thinking time).

That way your company saves on hiring a venue, a company to run the event, catering costs, maybe overnight accommodation costs and maybe some travel costs. It also saves on the hidden cost of you all being away from your jobs for the day.

If some moan, you might need to challenge them to come up with an example of an innovation your company developed at a corporate Day that couldn't also have been sprung from an in-house meeting.

**** all that. I tolerate their bollocks because i'm quite happy noncing the **** out of some fitty chatting shit about synergy, deep dives and work streams.

The minute they want some sort of engagement or feedback i'm in trouble. I don't do well in teams of strangers and i'm not particularly interested in contributing to their shit ideas. :D

Les Butler 21-09-2017 11:00 PM

Me !

Thought I knew more than a mechanic after a big job, told him I did not need the part on back order as the truck was working fine, got the refund and forgot all about it.

Took the truck to the dealer instead of the mechanic today (4 months later) with a problem, forgot about the problem above and it took them 6 fecking hrs to tell me it was the same problem costing me three to four times the amount....:D What a div !

mrgins 22-09-2017 05:45 PM

Yesterday I called my dental insurance company and got the usual robotic answer. After three attempts to get a real person, I answered their "please state your birth date" message by mumbling so they had to ask me to repeat three more times. Finally the robot gave up and put me thru to a real person!

Olympian2 22-09-2017 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jordan's Jacket (Post 13858852)
Just listened to 5 Live for a bit this afternoon presented by someone called Nihal. I thought I tuned into a kids' programme. Absolute drivel

He's an imbecile & no mistake. His 'down wiv da kidz' Essex-ness is cringeworthy.

PeterH 22-09-2017 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrgins (Post 13860105)
Yesterday I called my dental insurance company and got the usual robotic answer. After three attempts to get a real person, I answered their "please state your birth date" message by mumbling so they had to ask me to repeat three more times. Finally the robot gave up and put me thru to a real person!

Were you mumbling through your lack of teeth or has your mouth shrunk and you need a new set of dentures.

Worksop Palace 22-09-2017 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jordan's Jacket (Post 13858852)
Just listened to 5 Live for a bit this afternoon presented by someone called Nihal. I thought I tuned into a kids' programme. Absolute drivel

100%

Typical BBC sycophantic bollocks

WLYWLYAWYPWF 23-09-2017 12:20 AM

Acute lower back pain leaving me unable to dress fully or wipe my arse. Sick of it now.:veryangry

Vendy 23-09-2017 02:11 AM

Threads with a number in front.. 1) who even puts the bracket there these days? Surely it should be 1.

I think it is they are never in the right order.

Hedgehog 23-09-2017 02:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 13860782)
I think it is they are never in the right order.

People who leave out words in a sentence.... ;)

Slimbloke'H' 23-09-2017 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13860788)
People who leave out words in a sentence.... ;)

Oh yes!

'Who's going City this weekend?' :veryangry

CT_Palace 23-09-2017 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 13860794)
Oh yes!

'Who's going City this weekend?' :veryangry

Feckin pernickety mods. What a bunch of

;)

Hedgehog 23-09-2017 03:00 AM

I was just looking at the reviews for a hotel we stayed in last week, and some guy was bitching that security came and told them they were making too much noise at 10:00pm... and we paid a lot of money and had some "executives" in our party who were not impressed.

I just pinged him back...

"We paid a lot of money for our room and didn't appreciate loud and obnoxious “executives” noise ringing out through the facility at 10:00pm. Kudos to the security staff for having the balls to shut you up! You think they were doing their job for fun?"

What a C U Next Tuesday!

StonePenge 23-09-2017 03:09 AM

Oktoberfests in September.

Hedgehog 23-09-2017 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StonePenge (Post 13860806)
Oktoberfests in September.

Girl at work selling Christmas Wrapping Paper at work today for her kids money making scheme or whatever it was.

StonePenge 23-09-2017 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13860808)
Girl at work selling Christmas Wrapping Paper at work today for her kids money making scheme or whatever it was.

Buy some and wrap up the Easter egg that will be on sale next week.....

Hedgehog 23-09-2017 03:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StonePenge (Post 13860812)
Buy some and wrap up the Easter egg that will be on sale next week.....

Did I miss Halloween?

CT_Palace 23-09-2017 03:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StonePenge (Post 13860812)
Buy some and wrap up the Easter egg that will be on sale next week.....

:D

It'll be all Halloween stuff at at the moment right? I don't miss walking into virtually any store seeing it bedecked in orange and everything smelling of a false chemically cinnamon stench.

Hedgehog 23-09-2017 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 13860814)
:D

It'll be all Halloween stuff at at the moment right? I don't miss walking into virtually any store seeing it bedecked in orange and everything smelling of a false chemically cinnamon stench.

Starbucks?

LN1 23-09-2017 03:28 AM

Christmas cards on sale already in the local supermarket, obviously for those wishing to catch the last posting date for Jupiter and beyond.

CT_Palace 23-09-2017 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13860815)
Starbucks?

pumpkin spice


(sounds of retching)

Hedgehog 23-09-2017 03:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 13860816)
Christmas cards on sale already in the local supermarket, obviously for those wishing to catch the last posting date for Jupiter and beyond.

Or your next door neighbour...

Hedgehog 23-09-2017 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 13860817)
pumpkin spice


(sounds of retching)

Never touched it... but I hear it is a big deal.

StonePenge 23-09-2017 03:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 13860814)
:D

It'll be all Halloween stuff at at the moment right? I don't miss walking into virtually any store seeing it bedecked in orange and everything smelling of a false chemically cinnamon stench.

Yep. And the boozerama is so full of pumpkin ale you can't find the Capt. Lawrence or the absinthe.

CT_Palace 23-09-2017 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13860819)
Or your next door neighbour...

American Postal Service and Coreos de Chile combined to deliver a letter to me a couple of weeks ago that was originally posted in early Feb. A tremendous effort that I really should congratulate them for. What a team.

CT_Palace 23-09-2017 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StonePenge (Post 13860821)
Yep. And the boozerama is so full of pumpkin ale you can't find the Capt. Lawrence or the absinthe.

Good excuse to go down the LRT I would have thought

Hedgehog 23-09-2017 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 13860822)
American Postal Service and Coreos de Chile combined to deliver a letter to me a couple of weeks ago that was originally posted in early Feb. A tremendous effort that I really should congratulate them for. What a team.

Been there, done that... except for the Chile bit obviously.

I think the slow boat to China ran aground in the Falklands, only to be rescued by a team of mermaids over dressed because of the cold waters.

macstar 23-09-2017 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 13860712)
Acute lower back pain leaving me unable to dress fully or wipe my arse. Sick of it now.:veryangry

Google DDP Yoga

Vendy 23-09-2017 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13860788)
People who leave out words in a sentence.... ;)

It was very late for me... I actually agree with you!

Vendy 23-09-2017 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 13860816)
Christmas cards on sale already in the local supermarket, obviously for those wishing to catch the last posting date for Jupiter and beyond.

The only upside to Christmas shit, is that I bought some Stollen yesterday.

Chris K 23-09-2017 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 13861081)
The only upside to Christmas shit, is that I bought some Stollen yesterday.

Really? I just took mine. Boom boom!

In Sainsburys just now they were playing an advert saying "new year, new you" :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

PeterH 23-09-2017 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 13860814)
:D

It'll be all Halloween stuff at at the moment right? I don't miss walking into virtually any store seeing it bedecked in orange and everything smelling of a false chemically cinnamon stench.

Halloween is pretty big in Chile CT. Maybe not in the exclusive condos where you live - but in the poor tenements where the recent immigrants from poor countries have to dwell.

In my street it is 80% groups of kids from Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and now Haiti.

I don't mind it TBF. The kids get dressed up and have fun - and there's no 'trick' element. And it's little kids.

The big kids go to gothic parties - usually at the racecourse or at 80s disco Blondie. And their matrix/vampire costumes are stunning.

CT_Palace 23-09-2017 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 13862950)
Halloween is pretty big in Chile CT. Maybe not in the exclusive condos where you live - but in the poor tenements where the recent immigrants from poor countries have to dwell.

In my street it is 80% groups of kids from Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and now Haiti.

I don't mind it TBF. The kids get dressed up and have fun - and there's no 'trick' element. And it's little kids.

The big kids go to gothic parties - usually at the racecourse or at 80s disco Blondie. And their matrix/vampire costumes are stunning.

I don't mind that bit (so much), it's the over commercialization of it in the US and the horrible stench that goes with it.

N Herts Eagle 24-09-2017 10:55 AM

The treatment of the old.
This really annoyed me last night. We have two nieghbours both in their 90's been married for 70 plus years....Both struggle walking but are fiercely independent. He still drives so they get out shopping once a week at least.
All well and good the rest of us in the close keep an eye out sort things they need doing.
Any way the guy went to see the nieghbour we were having a drink with last night tells him he has picked up a parking fine for 70 quid what should he do. Turns out went shopping in local Aldis spent just short of two hours shopping and got a fine becausehe limit is
Ninety minutes......
Well bless me the pair are disabled she walks with two sticks would take her that time to do shopping . There is nothing but a railway station close by so they were only in the Aldi store.
He had already complained to manager whose response was nothing to do with me guv ....write to parking company... letter on its way nieghbour helped him write it.
Just pissed me off ....ffs treat the old infirm with the respect dignity you would want for you aged relatives...

Worksop Palace 24-09-2017 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 13864081)
The treatment of the old.
This really annoyed me last night. We have two nieghbours both in their 90's been married for 70 plus years....Both struggle walking but are fiercely independent. He still drives so they get out shopping once a week at least.
All well and good the rest of us in the close keep an eye out sort things they need doing.
Any way the guy went to see the nieghbour we were having a drink with last night tells him he has picked up a parking fine for 70 quid what should he do. Turns out went shopping in local Aldis spent just short of two hours shopping and got a fine becausehe limit is
Ninety minutes......
Well bless me the pair are disabled she walks with two sticks would take her that time to do shopping . There is nothing but a railway station close by so they were only in the Aldi store.
He had already complained to manager whose response was nothing to do with me guv ....write to parking company... letter on its way nieghbour helped him write it.
Just pissed me off ....ffs treat the old infirm with the respect dignity you would want for you aged relatives...

I get your annoyance but to be fair the parking company wouldn't have known the circumstances

That said I doubt they will be overly sympathetic when they receive the letter. Best thing to do is just ignore it. They'll send 4 or 5 letters threatening stuff and then go away. Appreciate that wouldn't be suitable for an elderly person though

Danny_Cheviot 24-09-2017 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 13860816)
Christmas cards on sale already in the local supermarket, obviously for those wishing to catch the last posting date for Jupiter and beyond.

:)

Colleagues at work who keep telling me how much holidays they have left this year.

Why don't they also tell me how much their house is worth or what university their kids go to as I'm really interested.

TopKnot 24-09-2017 11:10 AM

Toilets with 2 types of flush. What's the point, does anyone ever use the small flush?

dannyb1 24-09-2017 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 13864110)
Toilets with 2 types of flush. What's the point, does anyone ever use the small flush?

people with dwarfism hands.

dannyb1 24-09-2017 11:20 AM

Having to go too the local shop to pick up an item I missed yesterday doing the main supermarket shop.

Worksop Palace 24-09-2017 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dannyb1 (Post 13864123)
people with dwarfism hands.

I bet Hennessey has got one

Yoda 24-09-2017 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 13864081)
The treatment of the old.
This really annoyed me last night. We have two nieghbours both in their 90's been married for 70 plus years....Both struggle walking but are fiercely independent. He still drives so they get out shopping once a week at least.
All well and good the rest of us in the close keep an eye out sort things they need doing.
Any way the guy went to see the nieghbour we were having a drink with last night tells him he has picked up a parking fine for 70 quid what should he do. Turns out went shopping in local Aldis spent just short of two hours shopping and got a fine becausehe limit is
Ninety minutes......
Well bless me the pair are disabled she walks with two sticks would take her that time to do shopping . There is nothing but a railway station close by so they were only in the Aldi store.
He had already complained to manager whose response was nothing to do with me guv ....write to parking company... letter on its way nieghbour helped him write it.
Just pissed me off ....ffs treat the old infirm with the respect dignity you would want for you aged relatives...

Is a 90 minute time limit normal for an Aldi car park?

I’ve come across many supermarkets that stipulate 3 hours, but 90 mins would be tight for many people, especially if the checkouts are busy.

I’d advise him to keep his shop receipt (as that proves he was in Aldi) whilst the letter is sent.

Does he have a blue badge for his car (sounds like his wife would qualify)? I wonder if they allow more time for those who park in the disabled spots, as 90 mins isn’t that generous for those with reduced mobility.

N Herts Eagle 24-09-2017 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 13864142)
Is a 90 minute time limit normal for an Aldi car park?

Iíve come across many supermarkets that stipulate 3 hours, but 90 mins would be tight for many people, especially if the checkouts are busy.

Iíd advise him to keep his shop receipt (as that proves he was in Aldi).

Does he have a blue badge for his car (sounds like his wife would qualify)? I wonder if they allow more time for those who park in the disabled spots, as 90 mins isnít that generous for those with reduced mobility.

Strange one on the 90 minutes I agree I notice it when there. She may well qualify for Blue Badge though I am not certain they would apply for one these two are old school independent. It was the managers attitude really but be interesting to see the Parking Companys response.
It will get sorted by the family once they find out they will either pay the fine or sort out the Parking Company.

dannyb1 24-09-2017 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13864126)
I bet Hennessey has got one

Must spread :D

I did wonder why they went missing a lot.

dannyb1 24-09-2017 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 13864142)
Is a 90 minute time limit normal for an Aldi car park?

Iíve come across many supermarkets that stipulate 3 hours, but 90 mins would be tight for many people, especially if the checkouts are busy.

Iíd advise him to keep his shop receipt (as that proves he was in Aldi) whilst the letter is sent.

Does he have a blue badge for his car (sounds like his wife would qualify)? I wonder if they allow more time for those who park in the disabled spots, as 90 mins isnít that generous for those with reduced mobility.

Get them to go on one of those Dom Littlewood programmes to fight there case then when he wins it for them can you ask them to tell him how annoying he is.

Herr Colonpharter 24-09-2017 12:27 PM

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN - Go boil your heads the lot of you!

Oh and .. THAT's WHY THEY CALL ME THE FARTING MASTER tosser :jerkit:

Little Fozzie 24-09-2017 12:57 PM

People on here who delight in moaning about the club on every page of every thread.

thefox 24-09-2017 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 13864097)
:)

Colleagues at work who keep telling me how much holidays they have left this year.

Why don't they also tell me how much their house is worth or what university their kids go to as I'm really interested.


You weren't on the BBS before the recssion were you ? :supergrin:

Maidstoned Eagle 24-09-2017 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 13864290)
People on here who delight in moaning about the club on every page of every thread.

People who delight in moaning about people who delight in moaning about the club.

Yoda 24-09-2017 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 13864155)
Strange one on the 90 minutes I agree I notice it when there. She may well qualify for Blue Badge though I am not certain they would apply for one these two are old school independent. It was the managers attitude really but be interesting to see the Parking Companys response.
It will get sorted by the family once they find out they will either pay the fine or sort out the Parking Company.

They sound a great, admirable couple.

But I would still encourage them to get a blue badge, maybe print out some info for them on how to apply?

It could help them to stay independent, as it reduces their walking distance at some destinations and can mean they have a bit more room to open their car doors.

If they were my folks, Iíd say put it in your glove box and just use it when you need a bit of extra help. They were proud too and would have been minimal users.

Stellavista 24-09-2017 05:16 PM

Channel 4 player on a Samsung tv. F*cking useless.

Hedgehog 24-09-2017 05:16 PM

Last night we went for a meal with some old friends over from England.

A wine was picked from the very extensive wine list that cost $45 (there was a cheaper one at $42). After about 20 minutes the waiter comes back with a different bottle saying they were out of the one we had chosen, but his manager suggested the one he was now presenting. We were just about to say OK, when my wife asked, "So how much is this one?". Waiter says, oh it's about $20 more... $75. My wife asks, "So you will give it to us for $45?". He says he can't do that. We ask for the wine list again and pick another for $50... which tasted just fine.

Where do they come up with this shit... plus "suggesting" some of the most expensive items on the food menu.

Needless to say his tip was not what he "suggested" either. Patronizing bearded ****!

Stellavista 24-09-2017 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 13864081)
The treatment of the old.
This really annoyed me last night. We have two nieghbours both in their 90's been married for 70 plus years....Both struggle walking but are fiercely independent. He still drives so they get out shopping once a week at least.
All well and good the rest of us in the close keep an eye out sort things they need doing.
Any way the guy went to see the nieghbour we were having a drink with last night tells him he has picked up a parking fine for 70 quid what should he do. Turns out went shopping in local Aldis spent just short of two hours shopping and got a fine becausehe limit is
Ninety minutes......
Well bless me the pair are disabled she walks with two sticks would take her that time to do shopping . There is nothing but a railway station close by so they were only in the Aldi store.
He had already complained to manager whose response was nothing to do with me guv ....write to parking company... letter on its way nieghbour helped him write it.
Just pissed me off ....ffs treat the old infirm with the respect dignity you would want for you aged relatives...

Forget the parking company - contact Aldi customer services directly, explaining the circumstances, and offering to provide proof of purchase, letting them know they are regular customers and love Aldi. Worked for me.

Prince Phillip 24-09-2017 06:23 PM

The word Family now being abbreviated to "Fam"
Are 3 syllables really too much now for the wonderful under 25s of this country...?

PhuketEagle 24-09-2017 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 13864620)
The word Family now being abbreviated to "Fam"
Are 3 syllables really too much now for the wonderful under 25s of this country...?

Hey, don't diss dem under-25's

Reps AJ 24-09-2017 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 13864620)
The word Family now being abbreviated to "Fam"
Are 3 syllables really too much now for the wonderful under 25s of this country...?

Y

Biggineagle 24-09-2017 07:42 PM

Bus drivers waving at each other every fecking time they pass each other. Get a fecking grip.

Anneseagles 24-09-2017 08:10 PM

Football club Chairman or owners writing regularly in their clubs programme.

Joe85 24-09-2017 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biggineagle (Post 13864785)
Bus drivers waving at each other every fecking time they pass each other. Get a fecking grip.

Us Motorcyclists also nod to each other. :hi:

cappuccinoeagle 24-09-2017 08:41 PM

Brighton winning
The fact that Thomsons has become TUI
The switching bank accounts ad that uses The Theme From Shaft

PeterH 25-09-2017 12:40 AM

Who issues the fine, and what happens if you don't pay it?

70 notes for overstaying in a supermarket car park - where do they get off on that one. First there shouldn't be a limit less than say 6 hours, and a fine should be no more than a fiver or tener..

Do you all just accept this shite in the UK these days? In a lot of cases you are fairly burly, salt of the earth, football supporters - probably with the kind of wives that don't usually accept shite. But supermarkets are fining people 70 notes for overstaying in their car parks - when you're already spending more money in their stores. How the hell is the world ending up like this?

Stellavista 25-09-2017 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 13865231)
Who issues the fine, and what happens if you don't pay it?

70 notes for overstaying in a supermarket car park - where do they get off on that one. First there shouldn't be a limit less than say 6 hours, and a fine should be no more than a fiver or tener..

Do you all just accept this shite in the UK these days? In a lot of cases you are fairly burly, salt of the earth, football supporters - probably with the kind of wives that don't usually accept shite. But supermarkets are fining people 70 notes for overstaying in their car parks - when you're already spending more money in their stores. How the hell is the world ending up like this?

As I understand it, the issue for the stores is that drivers use their car parks with no intention of shopping in their outlets. Now, this might be a small percentage of drivers, but I sort of get their point, though the 'fines' are excessive. Drivers shouldn't reasonably be expected to pay more than a standard car park fee, and then only if proven not to have shopped in their store or overstayed for an extended period. Aldi quickly got the the parking enforcement company to rescind my fine when I contacted their customer services directly.

saxoneagle 25-09-2017 01:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 13864620)
The word Family now being abbreviated to "Fam"
Are 3 syllables really too much now for the wonderful under 25s of this country...?

And:
Famjam
Famalam

I mean, you're basically just a very very strange ****.

PeterH 25-09-2017 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 13865236)
As I understand it, the issue for the stores is that drivers use their car parks with no intention of shopping in their outlets.

Yep, I get that. In some places a convenient place to park for the commute - see Purley's Tesco. Yep, the production of a shopping receipt should be an automatic rescind. I bet it isn't with some jobsworths though.

PeterH 25-09-2017 01:25 AM

Saxon not getting the promised photos up of his wife's cousin rolled in flour and pouting with at least 3 BBSers finishing off on her titties.

PeterH 25-09-2017 01:27 AM

Blimey, I got a slight twitch typing that - that's bad.

Hedgehog 25-09-2017 02:28 AM

Had a couple of Jehovah Witnesses come to the door today (I felt like saying, it's Sunday shouldn't you be in church?).

Looked like a couple of used car salesmen all booted and suited.

To be fair, they just left me a pamphlet, and said I should read it when I had time. Didn't push any religion on me.

Still made my skin crawl though.

Maidstoned Eagle 25-09-2017 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biggineagle (Post 13864785)
Bus drivers waving at each other every fecking time they pass each other. Get a fecking grip.

They're actually signalling to each other about stuff going on up and down the route.

glenn.f 25-09-2017 03:00 PM

Penstone Eagle, who in such a sea of misery and despair that we are all currently suffering with, is there whispering in the ear of anybody and everybody even more great big dollops of negativity.

weltklasse 25-09-2017 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 13865257)
Blimey, I got a slight twitch typing that - that's bad.

:D

mushroom 25-09-2017 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 13865820)
Penstone Eagle, who in such a sea of misery and despair that we are all currently suffering with, is there whispering in the ear of anybody and everybody even more great big dollops of negativity.

I think overly moaning about Palace/football can be a manifestation of deeper problems in someone's life. I get the feeling he is having a rough time personally.

Just a theory.

Icy 25-09-2017 04:27 PM

Raggedy arse wankers that don't wear trainers in the gym. No one wants your socks over all the gear you grim *****

Icy 25-09-2017 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13865282)
Had a couple of Jehovah Witnesses come to the door today (I felt like saying, it's Sunday shouldn't you be in church?).

Open the door naked, that'll get rid of them.

BERT'S HEAD 25-09-2017 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icy (Post 13865933)
Raggedy arse wankers that do'nt wear trainers in the gym. No one wants your socks over all the gear you grim *****

Wow. I guess you're oop north ?

richdeniro 25-09-2017 04:56 PM

Women who seem to have those massive handbags that are 4-5 times bigger than normal handbags and then proceed to spend the entire 20 minute journey from East Croydon to Victoria or London Bridge rummaging around in them trying to find a pen or something.

Isle of Wight 25-09-2017 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13865303)
They're actually signalling to each other about stuff going on up and down the route.


Ahhh so that's what he was telling me this morning "Wanker ahead"

Icy 25-09-2017 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 13865951)
Wow. I guess you're oop north ?

Nah, it would be too cold to open the door naked then...

Worksop Palace 25-09-2017 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 13865951)
Wow. I guess you're oop north ?

Whooooaaahhh there.....

BERT'S HEAD 25-09-2017 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13866117)
Whooooaaahhh there.....

Hey I need to know where people go to the gym without any footwear :p

Worksop Palace 25-09-2017 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 13866222)
Hey I need to know where people go to the gym without any footwear :p

Can't help you there fella. Never been in a gym

Do my exercise au natural....


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