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Bizarro 15-12-2022 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 16756673)
I remember they switched an England game. I assume the semi finals were switched.
The London choice of stadiums was strange White City hosted at least one game. Considering the other Stadiums Highbury or Stamford Bridge which were used for F A Cup semi finals.

Wasn't White city used as Wembley had a Greyhound meeting that day? Very strange decision if thats right.

Little Fozzie 15-12-2022 10:07 AM

This country constantly voting for the tories and expecting anything other than dogshit public services

PalaceForever 15-12-2022 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 16756700)
This country constantly voting for the tories and expecting anything other than dogshit public services

I have the 'Nextdoor' app installed and on Tuesday, the hospital in my town posted an alert that A&E was extremely busy with 160 patients waiting (at 2pm on a Tuesday). Cue lots of discussion in the comments. I couldn't believe how many tory voters were out in force defending the government against any comments that had the temerity to suggest that they are (and have been) doing an awful job.

Is it like the Brexit thing where folk have to stubbornly defend their choices because they can't admit that they may have made an error in judgement? Blinkered doubling down, no matter how daft that choice is now looking?

mushroom 15-12-2022 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by PalaceForever (Post 16756726)
I have the 'Nextdoor' app installed and on Tuesday, the hospital in my town posted an alert that A&E was extremely busy with 160 patients waiting (at 2pm on a Tuesday). Cue lots of discussion in the comments. I couldn't believe how many tory voters were out in force defending the government against any comments that had the temerity to suggest that they are (and have been) doing an awful job.

Is it like the Brexit thing where folk have to stubbornly defend their choices because they can't admit that they may have made an error in judgement? Blinkered doubling down, no matter how daft that choice is now looking?


They’re in denial…. They know deep down Brexit was a mistake. The Tories I know… think they are doing a great job, because they are wealthy and the Tories have a history of looking after them. I don’t blame rich people for being Tory. It’s the working class Tory that I can’t understand.
I’ve got a mate who works in a supermarket - rabid Tory. He earns 17p above minimum wage…. His union (he has since left) helped him out when his employer tried to make him work more nights. His dad is on benefits. I just can’t get my head around why he bums Tories

pallet 15-12-2022 11:18 AM

EDF energy decidrd to take £400 from me as they have estimated my bill and think I am.in debt to them. Having smart meter fitted today if he turns up today. Who can affird £400 a month???

Terrace Bickle 15-12-2022 02:25 PM

People ending sentences with no? Implying a question has been asked. Who started that shite?

Socrates 15-12-2022 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16756733)
EDF energy decidrd to take £400 from me as they have estimated my bill and think I am.in debt to them. Having smart meter fitted today if he turns up today. Who can affird £400 a month???

Cancel your direct debit. Tell them from now on you'll read the meter every month (and I would do this even with a smart meter) and pay bills based on those readings only when they arrive. I go a bit further and calculate what I owe and pay them that. My supplier is Octopus and I've referred them to the ombudsman for overcharging me, threatening me with debt collectors when I refused to pay the excess, billing me on (over)estimates when I've supplied readings, and using dubious rounding practices when they bill so everyone pays a few pence more than they owe. I don't trust any of the bastards.

Harry Bassett 15-12-2022 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16756733)
EDF energy decidrd to take £400 from me as they have estimated my bill and think I am.in debt to them. Having smart meter fitted today if he turns up today. Who can affird £400 a month???

My supplier tried the same game with me so I blocked it on the basis that I would not be able to go to my own funeral and could not eat anymore.

TopKnot 15-12-2022 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16756922)
People ending sentences with no? Implying a question has been asked. Who started that shite?

theres something passive aggressive about it too. Like implying that its an obvious answer to a stupid question.

PeterH 15-12-2022 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 16756700)
This country constantly voting for the tories and expecting anything other than dogshit public services

Do you think that those typically voting tory use public services, for the most part?

Therein, lies your answer.

PeterH 15-12-2022 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 16756946)
theres something passive aggressive about it too. Like implying that its an obvious answer to a stupid question.

Aren't you just repeating what he said, no?

Sick Bucket 15-12-2022 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16756922)
People ending sentences with no? Implying a question has been asked. Who started that shite?

Australians I think, no?

Terrace Bickle 15-12-2022 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 16756946)
theres something passive aggressive about it too. Like implying that its an obvious answer to a stupid question.

Yes, it's definitely condescending in it's use.

Ron Dodgers 15-12-2022 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16756922)
People ending sentences with no? Implying a question has been asked. Who started that shite?

It's a no-no, no?

ozzieEagle 15-12-2022 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Socrates (Post 16756937)
Cancel your direct debit. Tell them from now on you'll read the meter every month (and I would do this even with a smart meter) and pay bills based on those readings only when they arrive. I go a bit further and calculate what I owe and pay them that. My supplier is Octopus and I've referred them to the ombudsman for overcharging me, threatening me with debt collectors when I refused to pay the excess, billing me on (over)estimates when I've supplied readings, and using dubious rounding practices when they bill so everyone pays a few pence more than they owe. I don't trust any of the bastards.



If, and I guess it's a big If, you have a two-year-old bill then access to your current reading then you can work out if you have been charged correctly over those past two years. It's basically impossible to overcharge if you have that information. You just take the figure on the meter from two years ago and the current figure and that is how many kwh's you have used from that point. Then you work out the charging rates in between those times... they generally only change at the most every 6 months.... more likely only twice in that time. It will all be available online.

Easier said than done, but you actually do have control over your billing and can verify your own figures.

Socrates 15-12-2022 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16757006)
If, and I guess it's a big If, you have a two-year-old bill then access to your current reading then you can work out if you have been charged correctly over those past two years. It's basically impossible to overcharge if you have that information. You just take the figure on the meter from two years ago and the current figure and that is how many kwh's you have used from that point. Then you work out the charging rates in between those times... they generally only change at the most every 6 months.... more likely only twice in that time. It will all be available online.

Easier said than done, but you actually do have control over your billing and can verify your own figures.

Yeah. That's what I did though it's a much shorter period for me. They eventually reduced the bill but didn't admit they were wrong or even apologised so I escalated.

big bad John 15-12-2022 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro (Post 16756686)
Wasn't White city used as Wembley had a Greyhound meeting that day? Very strange decision if thats right.

Correct. Wembley refused to change the dates of the dog meet.

big bad John 15-12-2022 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16756922)
People ending sentences with no? Implying a question has been asked. Who started that shite?

Think that always seemed to be a London thing, ending a sentence with a question. Notice a lot of the youngsters end their sentences in 'yeah' as if challenging you to argue against them.
Not sure if it's dying out but for many years Londoners would end a sentence with, "d'ya know what I mean?" Sometimes this had the name 'arry on the end.

pallet 15-12-2022 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Socrates (Post 16757008)
Yeah. That's what I did though it's a much shorter period for me. They eventually reduced the bill but didn't admit they were wrong or even apologised so I escalated.

Why should it even have to come to that though???

Terrace Bickle 15-12-2022 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16757016)
Think that always seemed to be a London thing, ending a sentence with a question. Notice a lot of the youngsters end their sentences in 'yeah' as if challenging you to argue against them.

Not sure if it's dying out but for many years Londoners would end a sentence with, "d'ya know what I mean?" Sometimes this had the name 'arry on the end.

Or 'innit used to be big.

big bad John 15-12-2022 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16757021)
Or 'innit used to be big.


Very popular around our way in the 70's. Was the influence from the West Indian community. Then it sort of made a comeback amongst the youth in the 2000's and people were saying it was a new way of them expressing themselves although the working classes of London were using it forty years previously.

Hedgehog 15-12-2022 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16757032)
Very popular around our way in the 70's. Was the influence from the West Indian community. Then it sort of made a comeback amongst the youth in the 2000's and people were saying it was a new way of them expressing themselves although the working classes of London were using it forty years previously.

I thought it was a BBS Spanish ex-pats thing? :cool:

Maidstoned Eagle 15-12-2022 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16757035)
I thought it was a BBS Spanish ex-pats thing? :cool:

Init.

Le Trapper 15-12-2022 11:13 PM

So what,'s your name ?
So my name's John ..no.

pallet 16-12-2022 08:05 AM

At present the word like has to be used for every other word by my daugthrr. She also tries to shorten ever word. It is hardwork trying to talk to her sometimes

Sick Bucket 16-12-2022 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16757316)
At present the word like has to be used for every other word by my daugthrr. She also tries to shorten ever word. It is hardwork trying to talk to her sometimes

Have you tried replying to everything she says with 'whatever or bovvered'?

Prince Phillip 16-12-2022 09:32 AM

Glass Revolving Doors
(i) People gatecrashing your segment.
(ii) The modern automatic ones you can't touch as they'll stop revolving. What a source of frustration.

Maidstoned Eagle 16-12-2022 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16757316)
At present the word like has to be used for every other word by my daugthrr. She also tries to shorten ever word. It is hardwork trying to talk to her sometimes

I point out to my kids that using "like" in a sentence that they are using it to compare something with something else...so I ask them what exactly is it like, or do they mean it is?

My kids don't talk to me much now, which is a win win for me.

Kestoneagle1 16-12-2022 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16757361)
Glass Revolving Doors
(i) People gatecrashing your segment.
(ii) The modern automatic ones you can't touch as they'll stop revolving. What a source of frustration.

John Lewis at Bluewater is guilty of both of these!

laboxers 16-12-2022 02:09 PM

This.

Brixton Academy is my favourite venue and have been numerous times over the years and never seen anything even remotely similar happening.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63996981

west country boy 16-12-2022 02:56 PM

Bloody hell - a thousand ticketless fans turning up to a 5,000 capacity venue.

I'm not a massive fan of the Met, but thought it would be difficult to blame on Babylon, however:
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Journalist and author Jason Okundaye, who was also outside the venue at the time, said "there was absolutely zero communication" from Academy staff.

He added he went home after observing the dangerous conditions, saying: "Outside the venue was so unsafe, still slippery conditions because of the earlier snowstorm, freezing cold, a confused crowd and aggressive police dogs making the risk of a huge crush likely."

Dogs were in attendance at the venue, multiple videos showed, but the Met Police said no police dogs were used in its response.

Police added one person had been arrested for assaulting an officer.

thefox 16-12-2022 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by laboxers (Post 16757583)
This.

Brixton Academy is my favourite venue and have been numerous times over the years and never seen anything even remotely similar happening.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63996981

"They were searching people who didn't want to be searched".
How very dare they ! Especially when an estimated 1000 people turned up without tickets. The nerve of it !

thefox 16-12-2022 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16757612)
Bloody hell - a thousand ticketless fans turning up to a 5,000 capacity venue.

I'm not a massive fan of the Met, but thought it would be difficult to blame on Babylon, however:

Police turned up after 22.00 , when do concerts start these days ?

PalaceForever 16-12-2022 04:54 PM

Trying to get into events without a ticket seems to be the current trend of the brainless. I saw lots of footage from the Wireless festival in the Summer of huge groups rushing the barriers/security. Such selfish and entitled behaviour. I hope those injured in the crush are ok.

ElwissAtMemphis 16-12-2022 05:11 PM

The Welsh bloke that presents the Friday afternoon show on Five Live. Ellis something-or-other. Unspeakably awful.

laboxers 16-12-2022 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by PalaceForever (Post 16757656)
Trying to get into events without a ticket seems to be the current trend of the brainless. I saw lots of footage from the Wireless festival in the Summer of huge groups rushing the barriers/security. Such selfish and entitled behaviour. I hope those injured in the crush are ok.

The Euros last summer too.

There seems to be a dangerous sense of entitlement that people should be allowed in whether they have a ticket or not

Sharkba1t 16-12-2022 06:18 PM

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Journalist and author Jason Okundaye, who was also outside the venue at the time, said "there was absolutely zero communication" from Academy staff.

He added he went home after observing the dangerous conditions, saying: "Outside the venue was so unsafe, still slippery conditions because of the earlier snowstorm, freezing cold, a confused crowd and aggressive police dogs making the risk of a huge crush likely."

Dogs were in attendance at the venue, multiple videos showed, but the Met Police said no police dogs were used in its response.

Police added one person had been arrested for assaulting an officer.

What earlier snow storm? Is that referring to the 2 inches that fell 5 days previously?

LN1 16-12-2022 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ElwissAtMemphis (Post 16757672)
The Welsh bloke that presents the Friday afternoon show on Five Live. Ellis something-or-other. Unspeakably awful.

Oh dear God they haven't given him and the other one a prime afternoon slot have they? Radio 5 is going downhill. Tony Livesey seems like a broadcasting legend compared to most of the others on now.

Terrace Bickle 16-12-2022 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by thefox (Post 16757617)
"They were searching people who didn't want to be searched".

How very dare they ! Especially when an estimated 1000 people turned up without tickets. The nerve of it !

The investigation will be a short one. Selfish, ****wit, ticketless fans don't take no for an answer and try to force entry into music venue.

Hedgehog 17-12-2022 04:29 AM

Not sure why I'm getting all these aircraft landing and take off videos on my Facebook home page.

Not sure they are real and not taken from a simulator or video game.

Some are really suspect.

Maidstoned Eagle 17-12-2022 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16758014)
Not sure why I'm getting all these aircraft landing and take off videos on my Facebook home page.

Not sure they are real and not taken from a simulator or video game.

Some are really suspect.

Algorithms

Wayne Andrews is God 17-12-2022 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16757316)
At present the word like has to be used for every other word by my daugthrr. She also tries to shorten ever word. It is hardwork trying to talk to her sometimes

Start sentence with ‘basically’

Add ‘like’ between every other word as self soothing affectation.

Add ‘super’ before any word to add some form of misguided ‘cuteness’

End with ‘like’ for no reason, as it safer than not.

Every kid I overhear. The is concept is to sound not convinced of what you say, not using incisive vocabulary. It stems from the ‘Valley Girl’ accent from the West Coast of the US in the ‘70s, and hasnt gone away.

JJ 17-12-2022 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16757316)
She also tries to shorten ever word.

I see what you did there. :p

thefox 17-12-2022 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 16758086)
Start sentence with ‘basically’

Add ‘like’ between every other word as self soothing affectation.

Add ‘super’ before any word to add some form of misguided ‘cuteness’

End with ‘like’ for no reason, as it safer than not.

Every kid I overhear. The is concept is to sound not convinced of what you say, not using incisive vocabulary. It stems from the ‘Valley Girl’ accent from the West Coast of the US in the ‘70s, and hasnt gone away.

OMG INNIT !

bubbs11 17-12-2022 12:57 PM

Radio advert about scratch cards. The woman asks the guy if he scratches bit by bit to build up the tension. She then does this disgustingly annoying, ‘Wooooooo….woooooooo’, rising up in tone each time.

I’d like her to have a winner and rip up the card in front of her face.

ceeby 17-12-2022 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 16758086)
Start sentence with ‘basically’

Add ‘like’ between every other word as self soothing affectation.

Add ‘super’ before any word to add some form of misguided ‘cuteness’

End with ‘like’ for no reason, as it safer than not.

Every kid I overhear. The is concept is to sound not convinced of what you say, not using incisive vocabulary. It stems from the ‘Valley Girl’ accent from the West Coast of the US in the ‘70s, and hasnt gone away.

Similar to this we were buying furniture a few years back and after every question, such as first name, surname etc for the order form the sales woman said "AMAZING" as if she'd just won the lottery, it done mine and the Mrs head in.

Can't blame the woman really though as it was from the retail park that stands on the site of the old Gallstone Ground, so maybe it's like the Bermuda Triangle and turns everyone into cunce that enter it.

radiomike 17-12-2022 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 16758086)
Start sentence with ‘basically’

Add ‘like’ between every other word as self soothing affectation.

Add ‘super’ before any word to add some form of misguided ‘cuteness’

End with ‘like’ for no reason, as it safer than not.

Every kid I overhear. The is concept is to sound not convinced of what you say, not using incisive vocabulary. It stems from the ‘Valley Girl’ accent from the West Coast of the US in the ‘70s, and hasnt gone away.


plus 'literally' with heavy emphasis on the last syllable.then another 'I was like' then 'Amazin'
more importantly Wayne Andrews gave it his best and I remember Selhurst erupting once when he did score

CT_Palace 17-12-2022 03:38 PM

Being on hold 50mins and counting to United lost baggage department.

This is to find a bag that we've already been waiting 3 days for... after my son's flight from NYC-Miami was delayed to the extent that he missed his connecting flight and his subsequent journey here took 48 hours.

Is there any airline on the planet that's worse than United? I have long held the opinion that they are utter utter dogshit at what they are supposed to do.

PeterH 17-12-2022 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16758014)
Not sure why I'm getting all these aircraft landing and take off videos on my Facebook home page.

Not sure they are real and not taken from a simulator or video game.

Some are really suspect.

Without being Maidstoned Lite, I suggest you need to completely re-address how you interact with social media.

You are like someone's grandma that has just discovered it.

PeterH 17-12-2022 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by thefox (Post 16758224)
OMG INNIT !

Missing literally and whatever...probably paedo and douche, as well.

Direwolf 17-12-2022 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by thefox (Post 16757618)
Police turned up after 22.00 , when do concerts start these days ?

I read that the whole event started at 19.00 with the live segment at 21.00. What I can't make out is whether these people outside had tickets but had already been bumped by freeloaders filling the capacity or just simply didn't have tickets in the first place.

big bad John 17-12-2022 06:22 PM

[QUOTE=radiomike;16758260]plus 'literally' with heavy emphasis on the last syllable.then another 'I was like' then 'Amazin'
/QUOTE]

Probably about 30 years ago I had a habit that when someone was talking to me, every now and then I would say 'sure" to let them know I understood what they were talking about. Very common in the States.
I should have known better but when back in London I'd still be in the habit. It took me a few conversations where someone would get offended or defensive for me to remember that growing up, if you thought someone was exaggerating or telling a porkie you'd come out with a long drawn out sarcastic 'Shhurre" or a, "yeah shhure."

west country boy 17-12-2022 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Direwolf (Post 16758314)
I read that the whole event started at 19.00 with the live segment at 21.00. What I can't make out is whether these people outside had tickets but had already been bumped by freeloaders filling the capacity or just simply didn't have tickets in the first place.

More rozzer-blaming: https://twitter.com/fufuisonme/statu...17719749906432

Maz 17-12-2022 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16758399)

This is a shame.


Quote:

Can all those who write statements sent them into @blkprotestlegal
our email is blackprotestlegal@protonmail.com
Do white people have to protest separately?

Hedgehog 17-12-2022 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16758355)
Probably about 30 years ago I had a habit that when someone was talking to me, every now and then I would say 'sure" to let them know I understood what they were talking about. Very common in the States.
I should have known better but when back in London I'd still be in the habit. It took me a few conversations where someone would get offended or defensive for me to remember that growing up, if you thought someone was exaggerating or telling a porkie you'd come out with a long drawn out sarcastic 'Shhurre" or a, "yeah shhure."

I think the saying, "Are you sure?" used to be a bit of a saying in England before I left. Hard to put into context or to spell it out how it was said but it was said dripping with sarcasm.

Hedgehog 18-12-2022 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16751268)
The whole point of a tip was to encourage good service.
Instead everyone just gets 20% flat fee.

News article on the subject:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/17/busin...trp/index.html

RazorsEdge 18-12-2022 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16758280)
Being on hold 50mins and counting to United lost baggage department.

This is to find a bag that we've already been waiting 3 days for... after my son's flight from NYC-Miami was delayed to the extent that he missed his connecting flight and his subsequent journey here took 48 hours.

Is there any airline on the planet that's worse than United? I have long held the opinion that they are utter utter dogshit at what they are supposed to do.

I am sure there are many airlines worse than UAL, I am surprised they are this bad. It is almost like BA. Hope you didn’t get charged for the call, which is adding insult to injury.

Did it get sorted in the end. My cousin who flew from Budapest to Bangalore in August via Scare France, got reunited with his luggage after 3 months. Strikes was the reason given to him and no compensation.

RazorsEdge 18-12-2022 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16758525)

I was offered this when I was in New York recently, and I did ask a lady behind the counter if she gets any money from my tip and she refused to answer, so I paid in cash and tipped her. I also avoided ‘card charges’

St.Francois 18-12-2022 09:55 AM

That robotic voice off the 'Just Eat' adverts :hmph:.

CT_Palace 18-12-2022 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16758554)
I am sure there are many airlines worse than UAL, I am surprised they are this bad. It is almost like BA. Hope you didn’t get charged for the call, which is adding insult to injury.

Did it get sorted in the end. My cousin who flew from Budapest to Bangalore in August via Scare France, got reunited with his luggage after 3 months. Strikes was the reason given to him and no compensation.

They finally answered after 80 minutes.... and it was a call centre in India. The woman could not help us because the baggage ticket number was "not in the system". Later yesterday, Jnr did receive an email stating that they were still looking for the bag, but I have the distinct feeling he will never see it again.

I'm sure you can find worse airlines than United if you look hard enough and travel to, should we say "less developed" areas of the world than the USA, but for a "main stream" airline, from my experience, you would struggle to find a more incompetent one. Shitty old planes (certainly on domestic USA routes), miserable tired unhelpful staff and a general inability to take off and land according to schedules (see shitty old planes).

Blind_Eagle 18-12-2022 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by St.Francois (Post 16758559)
That robotic voice off the 'Just Eat' adverts :hmph:.

Just Eat.

Herr Colonpharter 18-12-2022 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by laboxers (Post 16757583)
This.

Brixton Academy is my favourite venue and have been numerous times over the years and never seen anything even remotely similar happening.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63996981

O2 Have previous.

Happened at this years C2C with serious numbers gate crashing but thankfully no casualties.

swissroll 18-12-2022 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16758280)
Being on hold 50mins and counting to United lost baggage department.

This is to find a bag that we've already been waiting 3 days for... after my son's flight from NYC-Miami was delayed to the extent that he missed his connecting flight and his subsequent journey here took 48 hours.

Is there any airline on the planet that's worse than United? I have long held the opinion that they are utter utter dogshit at what they are supposed to do.

Some years ago I stupidly flew United , after 5 hours sitting on the runway at Heathrow due to their utter disorganisation, we finally took off to San Francisco only to be told they had forgotten to load food and drinks. 14 hours on a plane with water and a large bar of chocolate to feed the wife and I.

Maz 18-12-2022 02:08 PM

Depends how big the bar was, surely?
https://live.staticflickr.com/4110/4...f0d90ede_z.jpg

glenn.f 18-12-2022 03:53 PM

Myself...Don't ever take the spring wire holding the rubber door seal of a washing machine off, without the thought of how the **** you're going to get it back on first.

RazorsEdge 18-12-2022 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16758645)
They finally answered after 80 minutes.... and it was a call centre in India. The woman could not help us because the baggage ticket number was "not in the system". Later yesterday, Jnr did receive an email stating that they were still looking for the bag, but I have the distinct feeling he will never see it again.

I'm sure you can find worse airlines than United if you look hard enough and travel to, should we say "less developed" areas of the world than the USA, but for a "main stream" airline, from my experience, you would struggle to find a more incompetent one. Shitty old planes (certainly on domestic USA routes), miserable tired unhelpful staff and a general inability to take off and land according to schedules (see shitty old planes).

Thank you for holding, your call is very important to us :)

It sure does look like United have gone down.

Hope your son’s luggage does arrive eventually in one piece

big bad John 18-12-2022 07:27 PM

[QUOTE=RazorsEdge;16758842

It sure does look like United have gone down.
[/QUOTE]

Wishful thinking

west country boy 18-12-2022 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16758411)
I think the saying, "Are you sure?" used to be a bit of a saying in England before I left. Hard to put into context or to spell it out how it was said but it was said dripping with sarcasm.

Are you sure?

PeterH 18-12-2022 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16758645)
They finally answered after 80 minutes.... and it was a call centre in India. The woman could not help us because the baggage ticket number was "not in the system". Later yesterday, Jnr did receive an email stating that they were still looking for the bag, but I have the distinct feeling he will never see it again.

I'm sure you can find worse airlines than United if you look hard enough and travel to, should we say "less developed" areas of the world than the USA, but for a "main stream" airline, from my experience, you would struggle to find a more incompetent one. Shitty old planes (certainly on domestic USA routes), miserable tired unhelpful staff and a general inability to take off and land according to schedules (see shitty old planes).

If you knew all that......

CT_Palace 18-12-2022 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16759289)
If you knew all that......

I didn't book the flights did I.
I was told by the Mrs to leave them to it. So I did.

Hedgehog 18-12-2022 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16759284)
Are you sure?

I rest my case... :rolleyes:

west country boy 18-12-2022 10:54 PM

Miriam Margolyes. What an absolute c~nt.

Timbo 18-12-2022 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16759410)
Miriam Margolyes. What an absolute c~nt.

Agreed, she's not one of my faves. Vulgar

Harry Bassett 18-12-2022 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16759410)
Miriam Margolyes. What an absolute c~nt.

Cu*tess1

KYLIE MINEAGLE 18-12-2022 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16759410)
Miriam Margolyes. What an absolute c~nt.

Is or has ?

PeterH 19-12-2022 04:07 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16759410)
Miriam Margolyes. What an absolute c~nt.

I have seen your post on her before.

Don't ever watch the Graham Norton episode that has Stephen Fry fawning all over her every word. I reckon you'd smash the TV.

CommercialStone 19-12-2022 10:18 AM

"There are no words.......words words words"

west country boy 19-12-2022 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16759505)
I have seen your post on her before.

Don't ever watch the Graham Norton episode that has Stephen Fry fawning all over her every word. I reckon you'd smash the TV.

Thank you.

I did think I'd posted about her before but had just read an interview in the Times that made me want to set fire to everything ever.

Maidstoned Eagle 19-12-2022 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16759319)
I didn't book the flights did I.
I was told by the Mrs to leave them to it. So I did.

Exactly this

Eagle's Nest 19-12-2022 12:54 PM

Just waiting to see if WCB puts Margolyes in the guilty fancies chat

Jules 19-12-2022 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by CommercialStone (Post 16759574)
"There are no words.......words words words"

Yep. Similarly: "Wow, just wow", followed by lots of other comment.

Also, I'm noticing things aren't just resonating with people, but people are now resonating with things:

e.g. "I'm resonating with what you just said."

swissroll 19-12-2022 04:35 PM

Arriving at the station today to find it closed without notice until Jan 3rd due to staffing overtime ban. The thing is - its an unmanned station.

Hedgehog 19-12-2022 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jules (Post 16759757)
Yep. Similarly: "Wow, just wow", followed by lots of other comment.

Also, I'm noticing things aren't just resonating with people, but people are now resonating with things:

e.g. "I'm resonating with what you just said."

I think it was the Argentinian manager yesterday who said (in Spanish), "I'm speechless" then proceeded to ramble on for 5 minutes!

Disclaimer: this didn't, nor doesn't annoy me, just passing comment.

El Aguila 19-12-2022 05:56 PM

There is no such thing as a speechless Argentinian.

Hedgehog 19-12-2022 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16759952)
There is no such thing as a speechless Argentinian.

So it would seem!

west country boy 19-12-2022 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16758407)
This is a shame.

Not annoying as such but there isn't another thread on the Brixton Academy incident. I've only just read that another woman has died - this time a security guard. The other one was a mother of two who had tickets. Such a waste of lives.

PeterH 19-12-2022 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16759319)
I didn't book the flights did I.
I was told by the Mrs to leave them to it. So I did.

Wise words from the Mrs. We learn through many frustrations that instead of heading their parents advice, our kids often do the polar opposite. Or they ask our advice about something they have already gone and done - as if expecting approval.

FWIW as you are much older than me, I will heed your advice and never book with United. Thanks Pops.

PeterH 19-12-2022 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16758645)
They finally answered after 80 minutes.... and it was a call centre in India. The woman could not help us because the baggage ticket number was "not in the system".

Hold up, I thought you were leaving them to it. It looks an awful lot like your are changing their nappies and using the wetwipes after they have made a big mess.

PeterH 19-12-2022 11:04 PM

A genuine annoyance - getting close to an impotent rage. Our neighbours and friends had their house burgled last night. They are 86 and 89. They don't have very much. The scummers stole jewellery and a couple of old TVs. They even stole some sheets, and a beer that was in the fridge.

How do you sort these people out without getting killed or doing prison time yourself. I am a measly, lanking twat but I really want to do some feckin head stomping here.

We have been with the old couple most of the day and my wife is over there now. Setting up neighbourhood watch now and meeting with the mayor etc.. Our mayor is pretty anti-government on this kind of shite. A government that are obsessed with human rights for arseholes. Our police here are exactly like Chief Wiggum. I have seen them queueing at food trucks more often than I have seen them patrolling the streets.

ms21 19-12-2022 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16760070)
A genuine annoyance - getting close to an impotent rage. Our neighbours and friends had their house burgled last night. They are 86 and 89. They don't have very much. The scummers stole jewellery and a couple of old TVs. They even stole some sheets, and a beer that was in the fridge.

How do you sort these people out without getting killed or doing prison time yourself. I am a measly, lanking twat but I really want to do some feckin head stomping here.

We have been with the old couple most of the day and my wife is over there now. Setting up neighbourhood watch now and meeting with the mayor etc.. Our mayor is pretty anti-government on this kind of shite. A government that are obsessed with human rights for arseholes. Our police here are exactly like Chief Wiggum. I have seen them queueing at food trucks more often than I have seen them patrolling the streets.

Yeah burglary is genuinely one of the most despicable crimes there is.

Maidstoned Eagle 19-12-2022 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16759935)
I think it was the Argentinian manager yesterday who said (in Spanish), "I'm speechless" then proceeded to ramble on for 5 minutes!

Disclaimer: this didn't, nor doesn't annoy me, just passing comment.

And the goalkeeper.

Hedgehog 19-12-2022 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16760074)
And the goalkeeper.


Yes, it probably was him thinking about it.

CT_Palace 20-12-2022 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16760065)
Hold up, I thought you were leaving them to it. It looks an awful lot like your are changing their nappies and using the wetwipes after they have made a big mess.

The flight bookings… that’s what they were left to themselves to do.
As for helping to retrieve the missing bags? What would you do if it were your kids?

Isle of Wight 20-12-2022 03:25 AM

Being told Happy holidays every five mins in the USA You say happy Diwali Happy Hanukkah and Eid Mubarak why can’t you say Happy Christmas ?

PeterH 20-12-2022 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16760120)
The flight bookings… that’s what they were left to themselves to do.
As for helping to retrieve the missing bags? What would you do if it were your kids?

I doubt my kids have the get up and go to find the airport.

Anyhoo they'll never learn if you are constantly holding their hand. Your tetchy guilt trip doesn't work on me. Though something to pass the time with the call hold on loudspeaker I guess.

CT_Palace 20-12-2022 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16760156)
I doubt my kids have the get up and go to find the airport.

Anyhoo they'll never learn if you are constantly holding their hand. Your tetchy guilt trip doesn't work on me. Though something to pass the time with the call hold on loudspeaker I guess.

Thank you for your sage advice Peter. It is most comforting.

Do you mind if I continue to be annoyed if a service provider puts me (or anyone) on hold for 80 minutes? That being the reason for the original annoyance before your parental consulting services barged their way into the issue. I wouldn't want to fall foul of another PeterH designated misdemeanour.

Latvian 20-12-2022 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16760152)
Being told Happy holidays every five mins in the USA You say happy Diwali Happy Hanukkah and Eid Mubarak why can’t you say Happy Christmas ?

You can. Even Merry Christmas.

PeterH 20-12-2022 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16760263)
Thank you for your sage advice Peter. It is most comforting.

Do you mind if I continue to be annoyed if a service provider puts me (or anyone) on hold for 80 minutes? That being the reason for the original annoyance before your parental consulting services barged their way into the issue. I wouldn't want to fall foul of another PeterH designated misdemeanour.

As it is Christmas...

But in 2023, please remember to check in with me first. Then we can avoid all this unpleasantness.

west country boy 20-12-2022 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16760152)
Being told Happy holidays every five mins in the USA You say happy Diwali Happy Hanukkah and Eid Mubarak why can’t you say Happy Christmas ?

Has the Daily Mail hacked your account? I've said happy Christmas to a few people already this year and afaik I'm not in jail yet.

CP-RJW 20-12-2022 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16760152)
Being told Happy holidays every five mins in the USA You say happy Diwali Happy Hanukkah and Eid Mubarak why can’t you say Happy Christmas ?

I assume it’s because thanksgiving exists, and the WASPs decided to start lumping it and Christmas in together as one ‘holiday season.’ The Jews, Hindus and Muslims are innocent parties in this ordeal who are entitled to have their holidays (which are also far less secular and more important than Christmas is to Christians) considered separate. Not that you’ll get arrested and thrown in jail if you say happy Christmas, though.


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