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Timbo 27-04-2023 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16908681)
This is what I thought too, hence I asked the question. I am not convinced that bbc has an agenda here apart from promoting how good this government has been

I wasnt looking to dig out the BBC in particular, but the media in general for so often, unnecessarily, seeking the negative angle of a story

Maidstoned Eagle 28-04-2023 12:13 PM

If it bleeds, it leads. Always been the way.

west country boy 28-04-2023 02:15 PM

Re: Sudan, have HMG managed to put anything as crass as this yet (I wouldn’t be surprised if the answer is “yes” tbf)?: https://twitter.com/DutchMFA/status/1650889819503964160

Sick Bucket 28-04-2023 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Timbo (Post 16908941)
I wasnt looking to dig out the BBC in particular, but the media in general for so often, unnecessarily, seeking the negative angle of a story

Well Richard whatshisface the Chairman of the BBC has rightly resigned. I personally lost a lot of respect for the BBC when that story came out and it became apparent it was being run by a bunch of Tories.

I want the BBC to be as impartial as possible.

Sick Bucket 28-04-2023 02:28 PM

Back to things that annoy me... The bloody coronation is already getting on my tits. It's not that I'm massively anti Royal, it's just all the fuss, pomp, bullshit, airtime and huge expensive that I find particularly distasteful. Especially now when so many people are literally struggling to pay their bills and put food on the table do we really need another opulent display of how the rich and wealth live?

Pidster 28-04-2023 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16909684)
Well Richard whatshisface the Chairman of the BBC has rightly resigned. I personally lost a lot of respect for the BBC when that story came out and it became apparent it was being run by a bunch of Tories.

I want the BBC to be as impartial as possible.

Are you suggesting that the man who brokered a loan to Johnson and is the ex-boss and friend of Sunak, couldn't be impartial?

The fecker should have been sacked.

thefox 29-04-2023 04:56 PM

After watching Palace win in a bar.....

I think you can guess the rest.

Timbo 01-05-2023 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16909688)
Back to things that annoy me... The bloody coronation is already getting on my tits. It's not that I'm massively anti Royal, it's just all the fuss, pomp, bullshit, airtime and huge expensive that I find particularly distasteful. Especially now when so many people are literally struggling to pay their bills and put food on the table do we really need another opulent display of how the rich and wealth live?

So, rather than ceremonial, the golden carriage, horses and stuff is like a daily transport for rich and wealth (sic) people, maybe like Mazes wife and Gor Blimey, they've have got a few bob

PeterH 02-05-2023 12:35 AM

Some c nuts abandoning what looks to be their one year old dog next to our house. Woke up to it tied up and yelping.

We took it in and she is a lovely thing.

To make matters worse, the bitch has run off scared. our big queen bitch must have had a territorial row and scared the living daylights out of it. I was in class and my wife was looking after three young ones.

Who knows where it has gone.

Maidstoned Eagle 02-05-2023 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16914114)
Some c nuts abandoning what looks to be their one year old dog next to our house. Woke up to it tied up and yelping.

We took it in and she is a lovely thing.

To make matters worse, the bitch has run off scared. our big queen bitch must have had a territorial row and scared the living daylights out of it. I was in class and my wife was looking after three young ones.

Who knows where it has gone.

Happens all the time out in the Campo, especially if the catetos know it's the house of a Guiri. Bags of puppies lobbed over fences, dogs tied to bins and left there. Horrible

TopKnot 02-05-2023 08:51 PM

Despite tapping ‘I am not interested in this post’ what feels like about 2000 times in the last 24 hours, my twitter timeline being flooded by mindless crap about celebrities and the ******* met gala or whatever it’s called.

Maz 03-05-2023 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16892251)
The massive St George's flag hanging from the ceiling might be a bit of a marker....

The pub has apparently closed, because its suppliers boycotted it !

Maidstoned Eagle 03-05-2023 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16915496)
The pub has apparently closed, because its suppliers boycotted it !

Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

RazorsEdge 03-05-2023 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16909673)
Re: Sudan, have HMG managed to put anything as crass as this yet (I wouldn’t be surprised if the answer is “yes” tbf)?: https://twitter.com/DutchMFA/status/1650889819503964160

We have done the same by locking the passports and leaving the building.

Not sure what would be a solution though

https://inews.co.uk/news/world/sudan...sports-2311932

stevek 03-05-2023 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16915496)
The pub has apparently closed, because its suppliers boycotted it !

Apparently they are moving to Turkey.

Maz 03-05-2023 08:03 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...x-65471314.amp

Maidstoned Eagle 03-05-2023 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16915601)
Apparently they are moving to Turkey.

Poor Elgin.

Hedgehog 04-05-2023 05:09 AM

... when you go to a company website, and find the "Contact Us" link, fill out all the required information (name, email, phone number and question), submit it, and don't ever hear back from them.

Happened twice to me in the last couple of weeks.

As for selecting "Live Chat" and finding you are talking to a Bot that wants to answer your question with something totally irrelevant and gets you in a loop so it disappears up its own arse... don't get me started!

RazorsEdge 04-05-2023 06:03 AM

I normally click no no no etc and the chat bot then says would you like to chat to a live person and I say yes.

Mind you recently in a M&S one I thought I was in jumanji let alone a arse of a bot and my plan to get a live person failed

Hedgehog 04-05-2023 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16916002)
I normally click no no no etc and the chat bot then says would you like to chat to a live person and I say yes.

Mind you recently in a M&S one I thought I was in jumanji let alone a arse of a bot and my plan to get a live person failed

I did get a live person recently, but it kept kicking me out if I didn't answer them in 30 seconds.

They seemed to have no limit on how long they took to answer me.

Got pretty annoyed at that one too... ;)

RazorsEdge 04-05-2023 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16916003)
I did get a live person recently, but it kept kicking me out if I didn't answer them in 30 seconds.

They seemed to have no limit on how long they took to answer me.

Got pretty annoyed at that one too... ;)

Fecking hate that when it happens. You have to re enter all them rubbish answers again

Maidstoned Eagle 04-05-2023 09:00 AM

5 catetos sat at the bar on coffee and anis, "talking" to each other.....reached 107db on the decibel meter I used.

Isle of Wight 04-05-2023 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16915995)
... when you go to a company website, and find the "Contact Us" link, fill out all the required information (name, email, phone number and question), submit it, and don't ever hear back from them.

Happened twice to me in the last couple of weeks.

As for selecting "Live Chat" and finding you are talking to a Bot that wants to answer your question with something totally irrelevant and gets you in a loop so it disappears up its own arse... don't get me started!

Live chat bots are the spawn of the devil with its twin “press one for” loop

KYLIE MINEAGLE 04-05-2023 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16916056)
5 catetos sat at the bar on coffee and anis, "talking" to each other.....reached 107db on the decibel meter I used.

Whats a catetos.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 04-05-2023 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16916056)
5 catetos sat at the bar on coffee and anis, "talking" to each other.....reached 107db on the decibel meter I used.

Whats a catetos ?

Maz 04-05-2023 11:47 AM

The opposite of a dogetos.

mushroom 04-05-2023 01:15 PM

Greg got me a water bottle as a present, I asked Greg if he had re-gifted a present that was brought for him.
He got genuinely offended, and said he’d never do such a thing.

It is a nice water bottle to be fair
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...4b3967969a.jpg

Joe85 04-05-2023 01:19 PM

He's clearly just quoting himself on your gift.

mushroom 04-05-2023 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16916289)
He's clearly just quoting himself on your gift.

Maybe he forgot to add “from”

RazorsEdge 04-05-2023 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by mushroom (Post 16916311)
Maybe he forgot to add “from”

Maybe ran out of space when it came to print ‘from’

Can happen init, but still a nice touch by Trigger I say

:)

Pidster 04-05-2023 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by mushroom (Post 16916311)
Maybe he forgot to add “love”

Awww

Maidstoned Eagle 04-05-2023 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16916199)
Whats a catetos.

cateto,
cateta nm, nf ES: coloquial, peyorativo (persona inculta) (colloquial) yokel, bumpkin, country bumpkin n
(US: informal) hick, local yokel, hayseed, rube n

Adlerhorst 04-05-2023 02:25 PM

7 day heart monitors. **** me they are annoying. Finally rid of the sodding thing today. Also nurses who get over excited with a razor to get hair free areas to stick the sticky ECG things to. I now have a hairless sash.

west country boy 04-05-2023 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16916354)
7 day heart monitors. **** me they are annoying. Finally rid of the sodding thing today. Also nurses who get over excited with a razor to get hair free areas to stick the sticky ECG things to. I now have a hairless sash.

I am an hairy man and whenever I get an ECG my front and back look ridiculous.

I had to have a 48 hour filmed EEG a few years ago and that was bad enough so this seven day thing sounds horrendous.

El Aguila 04-05-2023 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16916354)
7 day heart monitors. **** me they are annoying. Finally rid of the sodding thing today. Also nurses who get over excited with a razor to get hair free areas to stick the sticky ECG things to. I now have a hairless sash.

Did they detect a heart?

Maidstoned Eagle 04-05-2023 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16916364)
I am an hairy man and whenever I get an ECG my front and back look ridiculous.

Thats because you are a chimpanzee.

west country boy 04-05-2023 03:27 PM

And you are a c~nt, c~nto.

Adlerhorst 04-05-2023 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16916364)
I am an hairy man and whenever I get an ECG my front and back look ridiculous.

I had to have a 48 hour filmed EEG a few years ago and that was bad enough so this seven day thing sounds horrendous.

It was incredibly annoying. I wasn’t allowed to shower for the first 48 hours. I had to wash like it must have been in the olden days (this will be why Baby Boomers think they had it hard no doubt). They also said I wasn’t allowed to leave the country with it, when I was supposed to be in Paris this week, though in fairness getting through security when you’re wired up in a manner that does not look entirely different to a terrorist would have probably been a bad idea.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-05-2023 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16916389)
And you are a c~nt, c~nto.

I am, but you are still a chimpanzee.

Hedgehog 04-05-2023 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16916354)
7 day heart monitors. **** me they are annoying. Finally rid of the sodding thing today. Also nurses who get over excited with a razor to get hair free areas to stick the sticky ECG things to. I now have a hairless sash.

In the past my wife has had to wear one for maybe 14 days. Where the 6 or so electrodes are placed she broke-out horribly leaving red raw blotches where the electrodes had to be placed.

The last two times she has been fitted with a monitor called (or made by) Zio ( Zio Monitor Link ) You never have to take it off to shower, but have to sort of tape a plastic bag over it just in case. Thing is very good and no rash left what-so-ever.

And she didn't have to shave any chest hair!

P.S. The Zio is pretty expensive, and not fully covered by insurance here, so doubt the NHS would have them.

RazorsEdge 04-05-2023 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16916539)
In the past my wife has had to wear one for maybe 14 days. Where the 6 or so electrodes are placed she broke-out horribly leaving red raw blotches where the electrodes had to be placed.

The last two times she has been fitted with a monitor called (or made by) Zio ( Zio Monitor Link ) You never have to take it off to shower, but have to sort of tape a plastic bag over it just in case. Thing is very good and no rash left what-so-ever.

And she didn't have t shave any chest hair!

P.S. The Zio is pretty expensive, and not fully covered by insurance here, so doubt the NHS would have them.

Mate, that is doghouse territory for you, but made me laugh out loud :)

PeterH 05-05-2023 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16916354)
I now have a hairless sash.

There's only so much you can do with stripes.

PeterH 05-05-2023 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16916384)
Thats because you are a chimpanzee.

Hairy Hobbit, more like.

PeterH 05-05-2023 02:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16916334)
cateto,
cateta nm, nf ES: coloquial, peyorativo (persona inculta) (colloquial) yokel, bumpkin, country bumpkin n
(US: informal) hick, local yokel, hayseed, rube n

Imagine having 5 wcbs next to you in the cafe, especially if their chest and back hair get everywhere.

I feel your pain.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-05-2023 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16916894)
Imagine having 5 wcbs next to you in the cafe, especially if their chest and back hair get everywhere.

I feel your pain.

It'd be like those chimps tea parties the used to have at the zoi.

west country boy 05-05-2023 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16916892)
Hairy Hobbit, more like.

If you had half a brain cell you would have said "bonobo" you morally questionable dipsomaniac expat.

Adlerhorst 05-05-2023 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16916539)
In the past my wife has had to wear one for maybe 14 days. Where the 6 or so electrodes are placed she broke-out horribly leaving red raw blotches where the electrodes had to be placed.

The last two times she has been fitted with a monitor called (or made by) Zio ( Zio Monitor Link ) You never have to take it off to shower, but have to sort of tape a plastic bag over it just in case. Thing is very good and no rash left what-so-ever.

And she didn't have to shave any chest hair!

P.S. The Zio is pretty expensive, and not fully covered by insurance here, so doubt the NHS would have them.

Certainly not a zio. I forget who did it (holter, holster, something like that). Two private cardiologists didn’t think it was worth it, because they are only interested in the ECG if I have an event and they are pretty inbetween, not had one since February. “Your watch does ECG’s? Right. So if something happens then take an ECG on your watch. They’re actually pretty good at them”. NHS wanted to do it so I let them. But then they also want to put me on beta blockers even though I am asthmatic so I’m pretty certain that’s a very bad idea. Also it took them nearly six months to do anything, and that was brought forward from when they wanted t do it. The NHS is currently providing an excellent advertisement for having additional private healthcare.

El Aguila 05-05-2023 09:51 AM

Holter (they use this as the generic term for an ECG in Spain, hence my knowledge).

Walter Wort 05-05-2023 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Walter Wort (Post 16584600)
Newspapers that show a time-exposure photo of star trails to accompany an article about a meteor shower.

They're at it again :grrr:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/u...oting-26838418

It really isn't good enough.

Hedgehog 05-05-2023 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16916976)
Certainly not a zio. I forget who did it (holter, holster, something like that). Two private cardiologists didn’t think it was worth it, because they are only interested in the ECG if I have an event and they are pretty inbetween, not had one since February. “Your watch does ECG’s? Right. So if something happens then take an ECG on your watch. They’re actually pretty good at them”. NHS wanted to do it so I let them. But then they also want to put me on beta blockers even though I am asthmatic so I’m pretty certain that’s a very bad idea. Also it took them nearly six months to do anything, and that was brought forward from when they wanted t do it. The NHS is currently providing an excellent advertisement for having additional private healthcare.

As El Aguila says, I believe the term Holter is maybe a brand name like Hoover.

My wife also wears an Apple Watch with the ECG function, and does get periodic warnings on it when she is having Afibs. Also she can run an ECG off and save as a .pdf to send the doctor.

When she told her cardiologist she had one, he joked that he guessed he would be hearing a lot more from her! The inference being that every time she had an episode she would call the office to tell them... at first I would say she did this, but seems to have backed off now.

The Zio is actually pretty amazing and works with an App where you can post when you think you are having an episode and they can correlate it all when they get the unit back. last time it told them she was in Afibs 7% of the time, and was having PVC's 2% of the time and the exact time she was having them. Oddly some of the events she added to the App (shortness of breath, palpitations) didn't correlate to anything report on the Zio. Most of the recorded events took place while she was asleep.

Prince Phillip 05-05-2023 10:29 PM

Spaghetti (not the tinned variety) All that fart-arsing about with a fork and spoon. Shove it.

PeterH 05-05-2023 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16917599)
Spaghetti (not the tinned variety) All that fart-arsing about with a fork and spoon. Shove it.

I eat mine with chopsticks.

Prince Phillip 05-05-2023 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16917607)
I eat mine with chopsticks.

No need to be saké.

Frogsporn 06-05-2023 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16917599)
Spaghetti (not the tinned variety) All that fart-arsing about with a fork and spoon. Shove it.

Why use a spoon? :confused:

Hedgehog 06-05-2023 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Frogsporn (Post 16917659)
Why use a spoon? :confused:

My wife always uses a spoon in conjunction with a fork.... never got the hang of it myself.

I guess it is the "done thing" in many circles.

Mind you, I've made a mess of a good few shirts eating spaghetti with just a fork!

Hedgehog 06-05-2023 12:29 AM

My annoyance of the day... I'm currently writing a long document using Word, and it keeps dinging me for a grammar check every time a use an apostrophe, as in don't, wouldn't etc.

Also it doesn't seem to not like when I add words like "Needless to say", "actually have to say", and "really not much". I'm not sure, is this an adverb? What is wrong with that... to take these words out makes the writing seem very boring.

PeterH 06-05-2023 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16917667)

Also it doesn't seem to not like when I add words like .

Did it pick you up on this phrase?

PeterH 06-05-2023 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16917665)
My wife always uses a spoon in conjunction with a fork.... never got the hang of it myself.

I guess it is the "done thing" in many circles.

Mind you, I've made a mess of a good few shirts eating spaghetti with just a fork!

That last bit usually happens to me on the last mouthful.

Top tip. Have a lot of bolognese coloured shirts in the closet. Next to the ones coloured red wine.

Hedgehog 06-05-2023 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16917672)
Did it pick you up on this phrase?

Damn, I added not after the fact... should stick to my first draft!

Hedgehog 06-05-2023 12:56 AM

Another Word thing is it wants to lower case the use of "My Mother" as in "My mother".

I would love to hear the BBS's opinion on this.

Personally I think it should be upper case as it could be replace by "My Molly" or whatever name is possessive to me.

GorBlimey 06-05-2023 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16917678)
Another Word thing is it wants to lower case the use of "My Mother" as in "My mother".

I would love to hear the BBS's opinion on this.

Personally I think it should be upper case as it could be replace by "My Molly" or whatever name is possessive to me.


Is it an British English thing? Word was built by those pesky Yanks.

Hedgehog 06-05-2023 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16917681)
Is it an British English thing? Word was built by those pesky Yanks.

You might be right.

I'm bloody 67... I know I'm crap at spelling and grammar, but I don't need some frigging software picking on me... I leave that to this BBS!

west country boy 06-05-2023 01:22 AM

Why would you capitalise “mother”?

edit - not being cheeky for once but it’s not a proper noun and the only people on here who would “M” it are the likes of Mitchell

GorBlimey 06-05-2023 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16917688)
Why would you capitalise “mother”?

edit - not being cheeky for once but it’s not a proper noun and the only people on here who would “M” it are the likes of Mitchell


It's being used like a name so it's My Mother.


Referring to the mother of WCB would be lower case.

Hedgehog 06-05-2023 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16917688)
Why would you capitalise “mother”?

edit - not being cheeky for once but it’s not a proper noun and the only people on here who would “M” it are the likes of Mitchell

My understanding, and it is on very thin ice, is that if you can substitute a name for the word, and it is possessive, you should go with a capital.

Example: Mum and Dad came to dinner... or Dick and Molly came to dinner.

Again, I'm a Luddite here... or is that luddite?

E.H.Plimmy 06-05-2023 02:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16917691)
My understanding, and it is on very thin ice, is that if you can substitute a name for the word, and it is possessive, you should go with a capital.

Example: Mum and Dad came to dinner... or Dick and Molly came to dinner.

Again, I'm a Luddite here... or is that luddite?

When you talk in terms of her role, it's common noun (so lower case. As I'm sure you know.) When it's your name for her, however, it's proper noun (so upper).

So...

"My mother was a point of discussion on the BBS." And "Mother became a point of discussion on the BBS."

You wouldn't say "My Daughter, Wilfried...". You'd say "My daughter, Wilfried...". However if you referred to your daughter as 'Daughter', rather than her given name, it might be "My daughter, Daughter...". And so forth.

Hedgehog 06-05-2023 02:36 AM

Things that annoy you
 
**** the English language!

If I have something to say and you can understand what I’m saying… job done. Otherwise go do one!

GorBlimey 06-05-2023 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by E.H.Plimmy (Post 16917705)
When you talk in terms of her role, it's common noun (so lower case. As I'm sure you know.) When it's your name for her, however, it's proper noun (so upper).


What happened with grammar and punctuation there then? :D

FORZA SELHURST 06-05-2023 03:23 AM

Motha cussers.

Bipe 06-05-2023 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16917665)
My wife always uses a spoon in conjunction with a fork.... never got the hang of it myself.

I guess it is the "done thing" in many circles.

Mind you, I've made a mess of a good few shirts eating spaghetti with just a fork!

A lot of Italians just use a pair of scissors to snip at the spaghetti strands dangling below the fork, in order to make a nice tidy mouthful. Maybe try that.

Martin H 06-05-2023 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 16917765)
A lot of Italians just use a pair of scissors to snip at the spaghetti strands dangling below the fork, in order to make a nice tidy mouthful. Maybe try that.

Or a cordless hedge trimmer?

My preferred method is to just eat the meatballs, all covered with cheese. Just be careful if someone does indeed sneeze………

Frogsporn 06-05-2023 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16917665)
My wife always uses a spoon in conjunction with a fork.... never got the hang of it myself.

I guess it is the "done thing" in many circles.

It’s the done thing for people incapable of eating spaghetti properly. :D

Adlerhorst 06-05-2023 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 16917765)
A lot of Italians just use a pair of scissors to snip at the spaghetti strands dangling below the fork, in order to make a nice tidy mouthful. Maybe try that.

I have never seen that. Once in Rome when I was with my Italian team, I cut some spaghetti with my knife, and there were gasps and I was nearly disowned.

firesign 06-05-2023 03:06 PM

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firesign 06-05-2023 03:07 PM

Was intending to take some stuff to the dump today. Around lunchtime I went online to book a slot only to discover that it’s closed today in celebration of the coronation :veryangry

Aquila_17 06-05-2023 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16918044)
I have never seen that. Once in Rome when I was with my Italian team, I cut some spaghetti with my knife, and there were gasps and I was nearly disowned.

Quite right as well! ;)

CK 06-05-2023 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 16917765)
A lot of Italians just use a pair of scissors to snip at the spaghetti strands dangling below the fork, in order to make a nice tidy mouthful. Maybe try that.

I just wear a dark shirt because it's inevitable.

big bad John 06-05-2023 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16918044)
Once in Rome when I was with my Italian team

Tell us more about your exploits with Di Canio during your days with Lazio.;)

Bipe 06-05-2023 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16918044)
I have never seen that. Once in Rome when I was with my Italian team, I cut some spaghetti with my knife, and there were gasps and I was nearly disowned.

Think it's more of a rural peasant thing.

E.H.Plimmy 06-05-2023 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16917712)
What happened with grammar and punctuation there then? :D

We must've had the same teacher. "My Mother"?? Uh-uh. You mean, 'My mother, Mother.'

(Don't go all colon on my ass, by the way. It looked pretentious.)

RazorsEdge 06-05-2023 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16917707)
**** the English language!

If I have something to say and you can understand what I’m saying… job done. Otherwise go do one!

Hahahaha, brilliant

Isle of Wight 06-05-2023 04:36 PM

Two old ladies having a “race” down the central aisle side by side blocking every one. Like two lorries on a dual carriageway with one crawling past the other. Why can’t they shop midweek

GorBlimey 06-05-2023 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by E.H.Plimmy (Post 16918295)
We must've had the same teacher. "My Mother"?? Uh-uh. You mean, 'My mother, Mother.'

(Don't go all colon on my ass, by the way. It looked pretentious.)


You're an American I presume. :D

E.H.Plimmy 06-05-2023 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16918983)
You're an American I presume. :D

I generally also prefer arse (fnarr) however there's no question it's "ass" when you go all on one to chastise. Don't go all blah blah on my arse? Nah. (Or rather, negatory.)

Frogsporn 06-05-2023 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16918423)
Two old ladies having a “race” down the central aisle side by side blocking every one. Like two lorries on a dual carriageway with one crawling past the other. Why can’t they shop midweek

Possibly for the same reasons you can’t?

With a state pension of less than £204 a week, maybe they also still need to work.

pallet 07-05-2023 04:09 PM

Even though we pay £2000 a year for council tax, our local borough council now aslo want £25 a year to empty the garden waste bin.

Martin H 07-05-2023 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16918983)
You're an American I presume. :D

He’s right isn’t he? My mother, Mother rather than my Mother. For the record I am a Mayday babe and definitely not American although I did live there for a number of years. :)

ceeby 07-05-2023 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16919663)
Even though we pay £2000 a year for council tax, our local borough council now aslo want £25 a year to empty the garden waste bin.

That's not bad, we pay around £3600 for council tax plus £100 a year for the green bin.:veryangry

Selhurst300 07-05-2023 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16919663)
Even though we pay £2000 a year for council tax, our local borough council now aslo want £25 a year to empty the garden waste bin.

That's cheap.

west country boy 07-05-2023 06:05 PM

^

pallet 07-05-2023 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ceeby (Post 16919697)
That's not bad, we pay around £3600 for council tax plus £100 a year for the green bin.:veryangry

Where do you live???
It's £25 this year and then £50 next, in the leaflet it suggests if we don't want to pay then a wild garden could be an alternative

PeterH 07-05-2023 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16917676)
Damn, I added not after the fact... should stick to my first draft!

MatOv put all his long comments on Word before copying the over. One really should not be THAT scared of the SPaG nazis on this site. Shows a certain level of insecurity I reckon.

Hedgehog 07-05-2023 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16919869)
MatOv put all his long comments on Word before copying the over. One really should not be THAT scared of the SPaG nazis on this site. Shows a certain level of insecurity I reckon.

To be fair, I'm pretty insecure about my spelling and grammar... comes from years of being crap at it.

I'll readily admit I have a blind spot when it comes to proof reading before hitting the submit button.

Don't think it's going to get any better at this stage of my life...

CT_Palace 07-05-2023 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16919876)
To be fair, I'm pretty insecure about my spelling and grammar... comes from years of being crap at it.

I'll readily admit I have a blind spot when it comes to proof reading before hitting the submit button.

Don't think it's going to get any better at this stage of my life...

Don't change H. Your posts have some of the most entertaining typos :lux:

Hedgehog 07-05-2023 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16919915)
Don't change H. Your posts have some of the most entertaining typos :lux:

Too much wine on occasion doesn't help the cause!

CK 08-05-2023 08:42 AM

Oops

CK 08-05-2023 08:44 AM

Nah! Fk'em H:lux:

Levski 08-05-2023 01:58 PM

Trying to book hotel rooms for family trips when the website gives you zero useful information about the rooms, especially about the most important thing which is which beds do the rooms have. They tell you about towels, about sea views, and about hairdryers, but not about beds.

pallet 08-05-2023 02:39 PM

Having to work bank holidays

Hedgehog 08-05-2023 03:04 PM

Getting an email and a text at 8:00pm last night from the hotel we are arriving at today asking us to do a pre-check in. Which proceeded to ask for an email, a contact phone, address and credit card information.

The annoying bit is they just me an email and a text so must have that information, and we paid a deposit so they have the credit card information.

Sometimes I think just because the technology is there you have to use it.

What's the betting that when we do check-in we will get all the same questions again when at the front desk!


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