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RazorsEdge 07-06-2021 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15829525)
Ladies and Gentlemen.....we’ve found him. Britain’s last BlackBerry user

:)

I use one too.....

Wolfnipplechips 07-06-2021 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15829589)
I use one too.....

Yeah, but only to grout the bathroom.

RazorsEdge 07-06-2021 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15829594)
Yeah, but only to grout the bathroom.


:)


Tried to post a link to Ronnie Corbett sketch about Apple and blackberry but didn’t work

Stellavista 07-06-2021 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15829594)
Yeah, but only to grout the bathroom.

Says something for the solidity of them.

Isle of Wight 07-06-2021 10:54 PM

My Mrs.

chrisophiex 07-06-2021 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15829653)
My Mrs.


Christ....that’s three, then.

Stellavista 08-06-2021 12:23 AM

The Guardian, on a daily basis. I only read this smug arse paper on line now. They plead for subscriptions. They can f*ck off. So far behind every curve that it’s laughable, so desperate to be on trend, treat the working class as an anthropological study, 100 year old music critics, aching to be relevant, journalists all desperate to crowbar their own sad, dull experiences into their articles, don’t trust their readers to comment on ‘controversial’ subjects, but you can say what you like about recipes, handbags and villas in Provence. They actually published an article today on ‘What to wear to your vaccine appointment’. C*nts.

CamberleyEagle 08-06-2021 12:31 AM

Preventing comments on certain articles is something all the papers now do. By all accounts, the Telegraph doctors the number of 'likes' if the comment doesn't fit their agenda.

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15829719)
The Guardian, on a daily basis. I only read this smug arse paper on line now. They plead for subscriptions. They can f*ck off. So far behind every curve that it’s laughable, so desperate to be on trend, treat the working class as an anthropological study, 100 year old music critics, aching to be relevant, journalists all desperate to crowbar their own sad, dull experiences into their articles, don’t trust their readers to comment on ‘controversial’ subjects, but you can say what you like about recipes, handbags and villas in Provence. They actually published an article today on ‘What to wear to your vaccine appointment’. C*nts.


Stellavista 08-06-2021 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by CamberleyEagle (Post 15829724)
Preventing comments on certain articles is something all the papers now do. By all accounts, the Telegraph doctors the number of 'likes' if the comment doesn't fit their agenda.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had comments removed on the BBC and Guardian sites.

joyce the voice 08-06-2021 12:36 AM

Well perhaps you should be more polite.

Stellavista 08-06-2021 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by joyce the voice (Post 15829730)
Well perhaps you should be more polite.

Oh, I’ve tried that. It’s generally the opinion that gets you chopped, not the way it’s expressed. And sometimes it just appears random. I was a reader for decades, but it’s disappeared right up its own arse.

joyce the voice 08-06-2021 12:51 AM

I do know what you mean about The Guardian. It has gone downhill. And that was a very polite reply to my pompous message!

PeterH 08-06-2021 05:32 AM

From Stella's description it sounds like The Evening Standard - the paper for all Londoners.

Les Butler 08-06-2021 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15829719)
The Guardian, on a daily basis. I only read this smug arse paper on line now. They plead for subscriptions. They can f*ck off. So far behind every curve that it’s laughable, so desperate to be on trend, treat the working class as an anthropological study, 100 year old music critics, aching to be relevant, journalists all desperate to crowbar their own sad, dull experiences into their articles, don’t trust their readers to comment on ‘controversial’ subjects, but you can say what you like about recipes, handbags and villas in Provence. They actually published an article today on ‘What to wear to your vaccine appointment’. C*nts.

I wore some tracksuit bottoms with a baggy T-shirt with a pair of $39.99 trainers from Costco.

Les Butler 08-06-2021 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15830207)
From Stella's description it sounds like The Evening Standard - the paper for all Londoners.

From what I read on here the Morning Star, the People's Daily at your local Tennis club in Sanderstead, Coulsdon and on ;)

PeterH 08-06-2021 05:55 AM

Nah. The Champagne Socialists thinking the world was built for them, and everyone lives their lifestyle and aspire to it. Stella's comments about Provence sum that up.

The property pages in the Standard were just adverts for people who could get a million pound mortgage, and that was 25 years ago. I remember them looking, albeit briefly, into South Norwood to see if it was an up and comer for gentrification - and describing the poor quality housing stock.

They treated London like a group of villages, and assumed their readership all left the city at the weekends for the second homes.

None of these sites deserve a comments section. They are the same as celebs, journalists, talkshite hosts etc having a twitter (or somesuch) page, and banning anyone that disagrees with what they are saying (or even calling the race card). It's loud, opinionated people who like the sound of their own voice, who show their insecurity and lack of emotional intelligence when called up to explain their opinions.

They are right to block anyone being outright offensive. But the drop their dummies when people are being reasonable and polite in their responses.

They just want to preach to the converted.

If you commented on one of those BBC pages dedicated to the best Chelsea vs Liverpool 11, and you asked why the BBC only ran those when the big teams were playing each other - you would likely get your post removed. That's just censorship.

Stellavista 08-06-2021 03:19 PM

The Archers. Found myself listening to an episode today for the first time. F*cking hell. Do people listen to this shite regularly? The episode appeared to be about addiction, with one of the yokels admitting to his crackhead past. I’d suggest a prescription for the rest of the characters, to liven it up a tad.

Vendy 08-06-2021 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15830966)
The Archers. Found myself listening to an episode today for the first time. F*cking hell. Do people listen to this shite regularly? The episode appeared to be about addiction, with one of the yokels admitting to his crackhead past. I’d suggest a prescription for the rest of the characters, to liven it up a tad.

Was it on your wireless?

Les Butler 08-06-2021 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 15830976)
Was it on your wireless?

PMSL !!!:D

FORZA SELHURST 08-06-2021 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15830210)
...If you commented on one of those BBC pages dedicated to the best Chelsea vs Liverpool 11, and you asked why the BBC only ran those when the big teams were playing each other - you would likely get your post removed. That's just censorship.

With good reason, since when are chelsea a 'big team'?

FORZA SELHURST 08-06-2021 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15829719)
The Guardian, on a daily basis. I only read this smug arse paper on line now. They plead for subscriptions. They can f*ck off. So far behind every curve that it’s laughable, so desperate to be on trend, treat the working class as an anthropological study, 100 year old music critics, aching to be relevant, journalists all desperate to crowbar their own sad, dull experiences into their articles, don’t trust their readers to comment on ‘controversial’ subjects, but you can say what you like about recipes, handbags and villas in Provence. They actually published an article today on ‘What to wear to your vaccine appointment’. C*nts.

I think they have a similar 'online' business model to the mail. Swap strawberries and chocolate and it's still all cream.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-06-2021 07:46 PM

I like cream.

FORZA SELHURST 08-06-2021 08:00 PM

We all do, Peter.


PALACEWU 08-06-2021 08:05 PM

My man :love:

CP-RJW 08-06-2021 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15829719)
The Guardian, on a daily basis. I only read this smug arse paper on line now. They plead for subscriptions. They can f*ck off. So far behind every curve that it’s laughable, so desperate to be on trend, treat the working class as an anthropological study, 100 year old music critics, aching to be relevant, journalists all desperate to crowbar their own sad, dull experiences into their articles, don’t trust their readers to comment on ‘controversial’ subjects, but you can say what you like about recipes, handbags and villas in Provence. They actually published an article today on ‘What to wear to your vaccine appointment’. C*nts.

I still think the Guardian is as good as it gets for free football journalism in this country.

Everything else though, agreed.

Blind_Eagle 08-06-2021 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15829588)
I had a little pique of annotance today. I went to the Homecentre for the 5 or 6 items we have wanted for a while. No queues today.

Not far from my house, but far enough that I would want to be lugging the things home. I went to the taxi rank next to the store and one chap wasn-t interested because it was a short journey. Two others pretended they were on their break - I was seemingly invisible to them as they then proceeded to call out for business.

I asked them if Uber tended to use this street which for some reason irked them. I pointed out that they didn't want to do short journeys, so what was the service they were providing.

My sympathy for their 'plight' has changed somewhat.

The taxi driver that took me got double the fare with the tip I added.

Do they take it in turns?

PeterH 09-06-2021 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15831752)
Do they take it in turns?

No idea what they were doing. Not earning money from driving cabs, and probably complaining about it.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 09-06-2021 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15831411)
I like cream.

Me to. Thought Disraeli Gears was a great album

StonePenge 09-06-2021 02:55 AM

CDs that are too big and won’t fit into my CD rack. Springsteen and Fleet Foxes - I’m looking at you. Cream are OK...

Maidstoned Eagle 09-06-2021 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15831804)
Me to. Thought Disraeli Gears was a great album

Of course, you're all wrong.


Maidstoned Eagle 09-06-2021 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by StonePenge (Post 15831814)
CDs that are too big and won’t fit into my CD rack. Springsteen and Fleet Foxes - I’m looking at you. Cream are OK...

Cue a hipster to sneer something about "what's a cd!?"

KYLIE MINEAGLE 09-06-2021 08:31 AM

What's a CD ?

Latvian 09-06-2021 08:55 AM

https://youtu.be/7jk3Be_qN3k

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 09-06-2021 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15829588)
Not far from my house, but far enough that I would want to be lugging the things home. I went to the taxi rank next to the store and one chap wasn-t interested because it was a short journey.

Some years ago a bloke at work used to get a taxi from East Croydon station to the office about half a mile around the corner. Of course the Black Cabbies used to moan like buggery at him, because they would then have to go to the back of the queue at the rank back at East Croydon.

But if there was only three of them, in your case, it doesn't really make too much sense.

Wolfnipplechips 09-06-2021 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 15831994)
Some years ago a bloke at work used to get a taxi from East Croydon station to the office about half a mile around the corner. Of course the Black Cabbies used to moan like buggery at him, because they would then have to go to the back of the queue at the rank back at East Croydon.

But if there was only three of them, in your case, it doesn't really make too much sense.

Black cab drivers moaning?

Surely not.:)

KYLIE MINEAGLE 09-06-2021 10:13 AM

Many years ago saw a black cabbie fling all the coins in a tip back at the passenger.

west country boy 09-06-2021 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15831682)
I still think the Guardian is as good as it gets for free football journalism in this country.

I have two words for you. "Barney" and "Ronay".

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 09-06-2021 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15832061)
Many years ago saw a black cabbie fling all the coins in a tip back at the passenger.

The bloke I used to work with would tip them 20p :eek: One of them called him a rotten tight bastard and he reported him to the Hackney Licence authority people. He was a c***.

Ogilvy 09-06-2021 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 15832282)
The bloke I used to work with would tip them 20p :eek: One of them called him a rotten tight bastard and he reported him to the Hackney Licence authority people. He was a c***.

I’ve never really understood concept of tipping a self employed cabby, I usually do but they are over charging Danny Dyer wannabes

Maidstoned Eagle 09-06-2021 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15831887)
What's a CD ?

You're not a hipster so that's just a sneer.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 09-06-2021 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15832424)
You're not a hipster so that's just a sneer.

Used to wear them, does that count ?

Stellavista 09-06-2021 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Ogilvy (Post 15832414)
I’ve never really understood concept of tipping a self employed cabby, I usually do but they are over charging Danny Dyer wannabes

Black cab drivers don’t set their own fares.

Maidstoned Eagle 09-06-2021 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15832436)
Used to wear them, does that count ?

I'm sorry, I didn't realise you were that old, I shall speak a bit louder from now on.

PeterH 09-06-2021 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 15831994)
Some years ago a bloke at work used to get a taxi from East Croydon station to the office about half a mile around the corner. Of course the Black Cabbies used to moan like buggery at him, because they would then have to go to the back of the queue at the rank back at East Croydon.

But if there was only three of them, in your case, it doesn't really make too much sense.

I waited 15 minutes for one to arrive that would take. In that time, two of them had not got a customer. They could have done my job and got back, and still been first in line for the next job.

brighton_eagle 09-06-2021 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15831839)
Of course, you're all wrong.


Thank you. That is wonderful.

big bad John 09-06-2021 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Ogilvy (Post 15832414)
I’ve never really understood concept of tipping a self employed cabby, I usually do but they are over charging Danny Dyer wannabes

It used to be in NY if you drank in a bar in which the owner served, you weren't expected to leave him a tip. Let's face it, he's already making a profit on each beer he's selling. The reason tipping was introduced was that the owners never paid their workers a living wage and they made up for it by allowing them to throw a few drinks away on the house in order to obtain tips. In other words the customer has to make up the wages of the employee because the employer is a cheap bastard.

Maz 09-06-2021 05:41 PM

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Maz 09-06-2021 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15832979)
It used to be in NY if you drank in a bar in which the owner served, you weren't expected to leave him a tip. Let's face it, he's already making a profit on each beer he's selling. The reason tipping was introduced was that the owners never paid their workers a living wage and they made up for it by allowing them to throw a few drinks away on the house in order to obtain tips. In other words the customer has to make up the wages of the employee because the employer is a cheap bastard.

Tipping was actually imported into the US from the UK, and boy did they hate it.In the 1890s, the Washington Post pronounced tipping to be "One of the most insidious and one of the most malignant evils". And then there was a fabulous anti-tipping tract called “The Itching Palm” which was written by a Mr William R. Scott in 1916 – ““Tipping, and the aristocratic idea it exemplifies, is what we left Europe to escape”. Tipping was not, he argued, merely an indication of a morally corrupt society, it was positively dangerous to freedom – “Every tip given in the United States”, he wrote, “is a blow at our experiment in democracy”.

Then there was the Anti-Tipping Society of America, formed in 1904, growing to a membership of 100,000 members, all of whom signed pledges not to tip anyone for a year.

And five years later the pressure had paid off, and Washington itself was one of six states to pass an anti-tipping law, (laws which were eventually repealed in 1926 because they could not be made to hold up in court).

big bad John 09-06-2021 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15833100)
Tipping was actually imported into the US from the UK, and boy did they hate it.In the 1890s, the Washington Post pronounced tipping to be "One of the most insidious and one of the most malignant evils". And then there was a fabulous anti-tipping tract called “The Itching Palm” which was written by a Mr William R. Scott in 1916 – ““Tipping, and the aristocratic idea it exemplifies, is what we left Europe to escape”. Tipping was not, he argued, merely an indication of a morally corrupt society, it was positively dangerous to freedom – “Every tip given in the United States”, he wrote, “is a blow at our experiment in democracy”.

Then there was the Anti-Tipping Society of America, formed in 1904, growing to a membership of 100,000 members, all of whom signed pledges not to tip anyone for a year.

And five years later the pressure had paid off, and Washington itself was one of six states to pass an anti-tipping law, (laws which were eventually repealed in 1926 because they could not be made to hold up in court).

It was, and I was reading an interesting article about a bar owner in 1890's NY who decided to recruit barmaid from London. It was met with uproar by the Bar Associations all male members who didn't want female competition. They tried using the Alien Contract Labour Law to try and prevent it.
Apparently according to newspaper reports the move was a success with the proprietor opening up three more bars all equipped with cockney barmaids. A newspaper quote from the owner said, " the drinking public takes very kindly to the barmaid. Drinkers," he declared, "seem to find an additional excellence in being served by fair hands, and the bar receipts have more than doubled since the barmaids assumed charge of the counter."
As to the barmaid themselves, they pronounced Americans more sociable, and I regret to add, more courteous than Englishmen. "They like to chat to us while they drink," the fair ones say.

PeterH 09-06-2021 07:52 PM

All very informative chaps. Thanks.

Oldtown Eagle 09-06-2021 07:56 PM

Returning home on the M4 on Sunday. The M4 was closed before the M25, for miles out there were signs informing everyone of this. Then, with signs indicating that the outside three lanes were closing, we were told to move into the inside lane. While many did, hundreds and hundreds did not. Did these people not believe that the M4 was closed, or are they just so self-entitled and selfish. I hope their rabbits die.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 09-06-2021 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15833378)
Returning home on the M4 on Sunday. The M4 was closed before the M25, for miles out there were signs informing everyone of this. Then, with signs indicating that the outside three lanes were closing, we were told to move into the inside lane. While many did, hundreds and hundreds did not. Did these people not believe that the M4 was closed, or are they just so self-entitled and selfish. I hope their rabbits die.

The 3 lanes eventually close. It's pathetic the way everyone causes a huge tailback by getting over half a mile early. I shot down the outside and it merges with no drama. Feel free to sit queueing for an additional half hour though.

PeterH 09-06-2021 08:18 PM

I think I will just put this here...

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p09fv...or-the-british

I have it saved for our pedants.

Having gotten it from the internet, I realize that many BBSers are actually ultracrepidatorion mumpsimi that need to skeddadle off and apply some flexibility cream to that stiif upper lip.

Oldtown Eagle 09-06-2021 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15833421)
The 3 lanes eventually close. It's pathetic the way everyone causes a huge tailback by getting over half a mile early. I shot down the outside and it merges with no drama. Feel free to sit queueing for an additional half hour though.

Well not wishing to make a big thing of it, its because of you lot that there is a tailback in the first place. Have you got a rabbit? :supergrin:

WLYWLYAWYPWF 09-06-2021 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15833446)
Well not wishing to make a big thing of it, its because of you lot that there is a tailback in the first place. Have you got a rabbit? :supergrin:

Lol no I don't. I do drive that M4 M25 junction regularly though. Even when the M4 isn't shut there is a huge queue to join the M25 that can be avoided by staying on the M4 until it's genuinely time to come off. I don't see what the panic is about. :supergrin:

Oldtown Eagle 09-06-2021 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15833454)
Lol no I don't. I do drive that M4 M25 junction regularly though. Even when the M4 isn't shut there is a huge queue to join the M25 that can be avoided by staying on the M4 until it's genuinely time to come off. I don't see what the panic is about. :supergrin:

Let's call it evens. As long as we have the Palace at heart.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 10-06-2021 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15833585)
Let's call it evens. As long as we have the Palace at heart.

:p

Maidstoned Eagle 10-06-2021 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by brighton_eagle (Post 15832764)
Thank you. That is wonderful.

It is, isn't it. :p

Richard 10-06-2021 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15833585)
Let's call it evens. As long as we have the Palace at heart.

You do know the rules of the BBS, don't you ? You could face a ban for being conciliatory here.

Personally, I think those who wait to the last opportunity to cut in are selfish bastards that are a major contributor to traffic jams where lane reductions happen.

Pidster 10-06-2021 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15834661)
You do know the rules of the BBS, don't you ? You could face a ban for being conciliatory here.

Personally, I think those who wait to the last opportunity to cut in are selfish bastards that are a major contributor to traffic jams where lane reductions happen.

I'm with you Dicky.

Stellavista 10-06-2021 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15834661)
You do know the rules of the BBS, don't you ? You could face a ban for being conciliatory here.

Personally, I think those who wait to the last opportunity to cut in are selfish bastards that are a major contributor to traffic jams where lane reductions happen.

Yep

in-exile 10-06-2021 12:34 PM

That last minute on the washing machine timer ...... it's about 6 minutes long yeah?

WLYWLYAWYPWF 10-06-2021 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15834661)
You do know the rules of the BBS, don't you ? You could face a ban for being conciliatory here.

Personally, I think those who wait to the last opportunity to cut in are selfish bastards that are a major contributor to traffic jams where lane reductions happen.

https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice.../merge-in-turn

stevek 10-06-2021 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by in-exile (Post 15834761)
That last minute on the washing machine timer ...... it's about 6 minutes long yeah?

Our old one was like that. Our new one is almost the opposite - the last 2 minutes on the timer take about 10 seconds.

chatham_eagle 10-06-2021 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by in-exile (Post 15834761)
That last minute on the washing machine timer ...... it's about 6 minutes long yeah?

Always pisses me off. Apparently the timer doesn't include the spin.

PeterH 10-06-2021 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by in-exile (Post 15834761)
That last minute on the washing machine timer ...... it's about 6 minutes long yeah?

That applies to most downloads, updates and installs etc. The last 1% when the computer has already supposedly got to 99% is nearly as long as what went before.

I guess we are forgetting that the 99% is the first part of the process, and the 1% is setting up the kick in the teeth which is the actual install.

Not sure what the 99% on Netflix is all about, though.

Terrace Bickle 11-06-2021 02:50 PM

Children either slam doors of leave them open, there does not seem to be any other response.

Martin H 11-06-2021 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 15836555)
Children either slam doors of leave them open, there does not seem to be any other response.

Lights only have on switches and it's a common belief that the fairies wash around the sink and put things away. ..... Then there are the kids :)

Terrace Bickle 11-06-2021 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15836564)
Lights only have on switches and it's a common belief that the fairies wash around the sink and put things away. ..... Then there are the kids :)

Yes, I have 3 children including the wife.

TopKnot 11-06-2021 08:08 PM

Booked tickets to go to the cinema to see Peter Rabbit 2. 2 adults and 1 child.

46 ******* QUID! bloody Nora

PalaceForever 11-06-2021 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 15836867)
Booked tickets to go to the cinema to see Peter Rabbit 2. 2 adults and 1 child.

46 ******* QUID! bloody Nora

Wow! Which cinema is that? The Vue in my town charges £4.99 a person for any film at anytime.

If it’s any consolation, my kids really enjoyed it (and I thought it was alright too!).

El Aguila 11-06-2021 08:17 PM

Yeah, bet it's worth every penny.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 11-06-2021 08:24 PM

I tried some Pickled Onion Monster Munch yesterday and I get what posters here mean. Tastes all wrong. Why mess with a good thing?

But I still ate them all though.

Reps AJ 11-06-2021 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 15836867)
Booked tickets to go to the cinema to see Peter Rabbit 2. 2 adults and 1 child.

46 ******* QUID! bloody Nora

If its any consolation, we went to see it at Vue for just under £18 incl booking fees for the same number of people

TopKnot 11-06-2021 08:43 PM

It’s at Everyman in CP triangle. Christ. I know they need to try and make up for lost time but come on!

Better be a bloody good film…

Maz 11-06-2021 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 15836913)
It’s at Everyman in CP triangle. Christ. I know they need to try and make up for lost time but come on!

Better be a bloody good film…

Great cinema. But the burgers will cost you...

Hedgehog 11-06-2021 09:01 PM

Went to a Bar & Grill last night and they didn't have menus but a QR Code on the table that linked you to the menu. Good idea I'm thinking... lot of places are doing this post COVID.

Anyway, I scan it, and it takes me to Messenger with a link to their website with the menu. I didn't think too much of it at the time, but today I have had two messages from them on Messenger. First with a "special offer" for a free pretzel (!) next visit, and a second with a link to a survey.

Both duly ignored, but find it rather annoying that they have taken advantage of me (the customer) by gaining access to me personally. I appreciate these places are hurting and and trying everything to regain customers, but this does not feel like the right way of going about it.

I also appreciate I can delete of block them from sending future messages, but....

big bad John 11-06-2021 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15836944)
Went to a Bar & Grill last night and they didn't have menus but a QR Code on the table that linked you to the menu. Good idea I'm thinking... lot of places are doing this post COVID....

Stopped at a bar in an American airport the other week. Had time for a quick pint, but when I went to the bar the counter was lined with Ipads which you ordered your food or drink off. Fair enough. We were warned by Tomorrows World in 1977 that this would happen. But what they didn't tell us was that a pint of I.P.A (16oz) would cost $20.63. You expect to pay silly money at airports but that was completely extracting the piss. Needless to say the poor Ipad took some verbal before I departed the lounge, as thirsty as I'd gone in.

Hedgehog 12-06-2021 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15837052)
Stopped at a bar in an American airport the other week. Had time for a quick pint, but when I went to the bar the counter was lined with Ipads which you ordered your food or drink off. Fair enough. We were warned by Tomorrows World in 1977 that this would happen. But what they didn't tell us was that a pint of I.P.A (16oz) would cost $20.63. You expect to pay silly money at airports but that was completely extracting the piss. Needless to say the poor Ipad took some verbal before I departed the lounge, as thirsty as I'd gone in.

How does fingering a communal iPad help with COVID prevention?

RazorsEdge 12-06-2021 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15837661)
How does fingering a communal iPad help with COVID prevention?

Good question. I didn’t think of that

Maidstoned Eagle 12-06-2021 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15837661)
How does fingering a communal iPad help with COVID prevention?

It doesn't.

Hedgehog 12-06-2021 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15837052)
Stopped at a bar in an American airport the other week. Had time for a quick pint, but when I went to the bar the counter was lined with Ipads which you ordered your food or drink off. Fair enough. We were warned by Tomorrows World in 1977 that this would happen.

It took me a while, but I seem to remember now seeing something like this at Houston Airport about 4 or 5 years ago. They had one at each table or seating area.

Seemed too much trouble at the time and I gave them a miss. If that was the prices for the beer, I'm glad I did.

big bad John 12-06-2021 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15837661)
How does fingering a communal iPad help with COVID prevention?

It doesn't, same as when you press the button thingy on the hand dryer in the bogs after washing your hands. Co-vid has been an excuse to make a lot of these gadgets become mainstream and I've a feeling they're here to stay. Cuts down the wage bill.

strawberry mivi 12-06-2021 06:25 PM

Hopefully I’ve said this before but -
Standing in a queue to buy a cup of tea while the waitress makes cups of coffee.
First measure the coffee into the cup on a handle thing.
Then use a plastic thing to tamper the coffee in place.
Fix the cup thing into a machine.
Wait whilst it SLOWLY trickles the weather through.
Add milk.
Do something wizzy with a steam pipe.
Get some chocolate powder and sprinkle it onto the coffee froth.
Repeat for the next cup.

2 teas?
Grab 2 teabags
Put into 2 cups.
Add hot water.
Serve.

Pretentious coffee drinking walkers.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 12-06-2021 10:27 PM

Coffee - scoop of powder in the polystyrene cup, add boiling water, a scoop of sugar and some milk and you are done in 30 seconds. No pissing around waiting for it to 'brew'.

#teacunst ;)

Jim Cannon 13-06-2021 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 15838667)
Coffee - scoop of powder in the polystyrene cup, add boiling water, a scoop of sugar and some milk and you are done in 30 seconds. No pissing around waiting for it to 'brew'.

#teacunst ;)

I never drink anything out of a polystyrene cup

#polystyrenewankers

:D

FORZA SELHURST 13-06-2021 12:40 AM

You can make some interesting things with polystyrene.

in-exile 13-06-2021 01:07 AM

Houses painted grey.

Isle of Wight 13-06-2021 02:05 AM

I not one for violence but I would happily punch the “don’t hold
Back on me Peleton” girl if it meant I would never have to hear that ******* phrase again

Maidstoned Eagle 13-06-2021 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15838271)
Hopefully I’ve said this before but -
Standing in a queue to buy a cup of tea while the waitress makes cups of coffee.
First measure the coffee into the cup on a handle thing.
Then use a plastic thing to tamper the coffee in place.
Fix the cup thing into a machine.
Wait whilst it SLOWLY trickles the weather through.
Add milk.
Do something wizzy with a steam pipe.
Get some chocolate powder and sprinkle it onto the coffee froth.
Repeat for the next cup.

2 teas?
Grab 2 teabags
Put into 2 cups.
Add hot water.
Serve.

Pretentious coffee drinking walkers.

I believe the correct term is a "Barista" and it seems like you've not found a very good one.

Custard Pie 13-06-2021 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15838834)
I not one for violence but I would happily punch the “don’t hold
Back on me Peleton” girl if it meant I would never have to hear that ******* phrase again

I can imagine a line of people like in "Airplane". I'll be the one with the baseball bat.

Stellavista 13-06-2021 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Custard Pie (Post 15838960)
I can imagine a line of people like in "Airplane". I'll be the one with the baseball bat.

Frying pan for me please

Maidstoned Eagle 13-06-2021 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15839086)
Frying pan for me please

Extra large pink strap on for me.

strawberry mivi 13-06-2021 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15838897)
I believe the correct term is a "Barista" and it seems like you've not found a very good one.

Possibly, but this isn't just restricted to coffee shops.
Every cafe or tea-shop (LOL) uses the same equipment, forced to have one installed by the all the coffee wamkers.

Paulinmorden 13-06-2021 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15838271)
Hopefully I’ve said this before but -
Standing in a queue to buy a cup of tea while the waitress makes cups of coffee.
First measure the coffee into the cup on a handle thing.
Then use a plastic thing to tamper the coffee in place.
Fix the cup thing into a machine.
Wait whilst it SLOWLY trickles the weather through.
Add milk.
Do something wizzy with a steam pipe.
Get some chocolate powder and sprinkle it onto the coffee froth.
Repeat for the next cup.

2 teas?
Grab 2 teabags
Put into 2 cups.
Add hot water.
Serve.

Pretentious coffee drinking walkers.

Maybe the question should be if they go to all that trouble to make a cup of coffee why can't they do it with tea and make it properly with fresh boiled water, loose leaf tea and a pot.

Paulinmorden 13-06-2021 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15838897)
I believe the correct term is a "Barista" and it seems like you've not found a very good one.

If someone used to write that on the landing cards we used to use I'd ask them to explain exactly what they did and then reply 'so you make coffee in a cafe then '.

Maz 13-06-2021 06:29 PM

Nice job where you get to belittle people.

ceeby 13-06-2021 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Paulinmorden (Post 15840151)
If someone used to write that on the landing cards we used to use I'd ask them to explain exactly what they did and then reply 'so you make coffee in a cafe then '.

Wow, I bet that made you feel important.

adrenalin john 13-06-2021 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15840179)
Nice job where you get to belittle people.

Glad you have realised how unsuitable this person is to be both judge and jury

Oldtown Eagle 13-06-2021 08:28 PM

A neighbour's dog. One day . . .


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