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cappuccinoeagle 17-06-2019 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 14792846)
I’d be interested to know if anyone recognised that it was a government initiative from about 20 years ago that the government was withdrawing?



Were they willing to pay more to cover the Ł750m (and fast rising) shortfall?


Exactly

cappuccinoeagle 17-06-2019 08:03 PM

In someways mobile phones- it gives people with very little interesting to say the opportunity to say it in my earshot.

Vendy 17-06-2019 08:15 PM

Couple mid to late 20's sat there in the coffee shop for 15 minutes not a word passed between them whilst they flicked and scrolled on phones - Young girl sitting there texting scrolling just nodding to her Mum who was trying to engage her in conversation the world is ****ed - finally turned in to my Dad. I would have dropped it in the Coffee if my wife or daughters sat their doing that no matter how ******* boring they think I am!

Hedgehog 17-06-2019 08:31 PM

Another driving one... people who almost grind to a halt when doing a right turn (that would be a left turn in The UK).

I'm not expecting them to go up on two wheels while turning, but I'm not sure why the need to slow to a crawl either.

Hedgehog 18-06-2019 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14781649)
I might have done this one before... but going to a very nice (read expensive) hotel in the middle of the week, and finding parents with kids of school age staying there during a time the kids should still be in school.

Nothing against kids being there, but during a time when schools out or at the weekend. That way I can plan around them. Just read some reviews on Trip Advisor, and people are so oblivious to this, and think it's grand they get cheaper rates and the kids get the pool all to themselves... bastards! Of course they get the pool to themselves... nobody else whats to be around them screaming and yelling so leave!

Without wanting to start a separate thread about school holidays, I do have a question about this.

In the UK do all schools start their summer holidays on the same date, or do different schools/counties etc. have different end of term dates?

I ask, because apparently here in The US the dates are all over the place locally, statewide or across the states. The end of term (semester here) for the summer break can range from the end of May to the start of July.

So basically I have fallen foul to thinking kids would still be in school this week based on our local schools still being in session, but find the place we are going to get away inundated with kids of all ages. This has nothing to do with being taken out of school... they are on genuine summer break based on where they go to school.

Frustrating, but fool is us, so have to suck it up.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 18-06-2019 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14792829)
Are you a security guard?

This isn't, "what's my flipping line" is it?

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 18-06-2019 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14793305)
Without wanting to start a separate thread about school holidays, I do have a question about this.

In the UK do all schools start their summer holidays on the same date, or do different schools/counties etc. have different end of term dates?

I ask, because apparently here in The US the dates are all over the place locally, statewide or across the states. The end of term (semester here) for the summer break can range from the end of May to the start of July.

So basically I have fallen foul to thinking kids would still be in school this week based on our local schools still being in session, but find the place we are going to get away inundated with kids of all ages. This has nothing to do with being taken out of school... they are on genuine summer break based on where they go to school.

Frustrating, but fool is us, so have to suck it up.

Most UK schools have the same holidays. Private schools are usually slightly longer. We haven't got the vast range of weather and timezones and States and all that stuff that you have in the US which might account for the variation in holidays?

Eddie McGoldrick's tash 18-06-2019 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 14793309)
Most UK schools have the same holidays. Private schools are usually slightly longer. We haven't got the vast range of weather and timezones and States and all that stuff that you have in the US which might account for the variation in holidays?

I wouldn't say 'most' amymore.
Nottinghamshire and Derby obviously border each other but are very often different. For example Notts has 2 weeks off in October, Derby have 1. The easter holidays this year were also different - they both had 2 weeks but one started a week later and ended a week later. Leicestershire usually start earlier than both of them.

Hedgehog 18-06-2019 02:09 AM

Thanks guys, sounds like it’s within a week at the most in The UK. Looks like a five or six week spread here for summer.

bubbs11 18-06-2019 03:22 AM

Scottish schools always close for the summer at least 2 weeks earlier than the English ones. It’s common for Scots families to rush off on their hols at the beginning of July before the English families turn up and ruin the ambience. ;)

Found that hard when I first moved up here, starting the new school term in mid August. Felt wrong, like I should still be off.

I believe private schools have differing term times too.

Worksop Palace 18-06-2019 07:27 AM

Changed this year up here. 5 weeks for summer instead of 6 and 2 weeks in October instead of 1.

Polish Pete 18-06-2019 08:38 AM

Project Managers aka Letterboxes in the construction industry

Mr Mojo Risin 18-06-2019 09:37 AM

An announcement at Waterloo station telling me how I can ensure a “safe passage” through the station. I’m commuting to work not climbing Everest ffs.

Yoda 18-06-2019 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14793319)
Thanks guys, sounds like it’s within a week at the most in The UK. Looks like a five or six week spread here for summer.

And if you have teenagers who have taken their GCSEs, they’ve just finished and won’t be back in school until the start of September!

Maidstoned Eagle 18-06-2019 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14793129)
Another driving one... people who almost grind to a halt when doing a right turn (that would be a left turn in The UK).

I'm not expecting them to go up on two wheels while turning, but I'm not sure why the need to slow to a crawl either.

They probably dont want to spill their Big Gulp from McDonalds.

Maidstoned Eagle 18-06-2019 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 14793308)
This isn't, "what's my flipping line" is it?

I won, didnt I. :D

Hedgehog 18-06-2019 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14793636)
They probably dont want to spill their Big Gulp from McDonalds.

Starbucks more likely...

Ardent Eagle Forever 18-06-2019 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 14793392)
An announcement at Waterloo station telling me how I can ensure a “safe passage” through the station. I’m commuting to work not climbing Everest ffs.

It is pretty dangerous avoiding the ferk wit's walking around the station eyes glued to their phones and the other type of ferk wit's that dray their tiny cases behind them and cutting across your line of travel. ;)

CT_Palace 18-06-2019 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14793843)
Starbucks more likely...

Which reminds me.

Starbucks.

Always have 2 tills right?
Well one should be for coffee and only coffee. The other should be for all the shit they sell.
(yes, yes, I know their coffee is shit too, but when you don't have any other choice (bar even shittier shit that passes for coffee in Chile).)
Then all those ***** ordering **** knows what can hold each other up for hours, whilst anyone who wants coffee from a coffee shop can get on with their lives.

Maidstoned Eagle 19-06-2019 07:03 AM

The coffee in Chilean bars is shit?

Pat of the Palace 19-06-2019 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14794411)
The coffee in Chilean bars is shit?

It was when I was out there. Good for pisco, shit for coffee.

CT_Palace 19-06-2019 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14794411)
The coffee in Chilean bars is shit?

see above :p

PS Now good for beers too

To be honest, if I there's one nearby, I'll get a Juan Valdez https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Valdez_Café

Decent Colombian

PeterH 19-06-2019 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 14794983)
see above :p

PS Now good for beers too

To be honest, if I there's one nearby, I'll get a Juan Valdez https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Valdez_Café

Decent Colombian

Why don't you go to a cafe con piernas? Much better than the corporate shite.

Although, granted, at the high end of town they are pretty scarce.

Cafe Caribe or Haiti make a very decent cortado downtown. And not sleaxt enough for darkened windows. :afro:

CT_Palace 19-06-2019 09:23 PM

You know me Peter, I’m not for the exploitation of young ladies’ legs.

Haití i drink at home. Very decent coffee and comparatively cheap too.

Maidstoned Eagle 19-06-2019 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Pat of the Palace (Post 14794413)
It was when I was out there. Good for pisco, shit for coffee.

Well colour me surprised.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 19-06-2019 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14793638)
I won, didnt I. :D

Did you, f*** :D Being a security guard is a most noble and perfectly good profession, but it isn't mine.

art malice 19-06-2019 11:25 PM

People who refuse to break their stride pattern walking across busy spaces. Diagonal *****

GorBlimey 20-06-2019 12:33 AM

People who abandon their trolley in the middle of the supermarket aisle while they f**k off and wander about.


Thoughtless c*nts.

davech 20-06-2019 12:46 AM

People who leave their trolley in the supermarket queue and then f**k off to finish their shopping.

Isle of Wight 20-06-2019 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 14795494)
People who leave their trolley in the supermarket queue and then f**k off to finish their shopping.

Is it ok if you start loading the belt then realise you have forgotten one item, run to said item and back again?

davech 20-06-2019 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14795503)
Is it ok if you start loading the belt then realise you have forgotten one item, run to said item and back again?

No issue with that. Some people are even polite enough to say, 'Sorry, I forgot the cornflakes'. We've all done it.

It's the ones who abandon the trollies for ages whilst the queue is trying to move. And usually more than once. They tend to find their trollies 20ft away after the third time.

And don't get me started on the pikeys who stand in the basket only queue with their trollies. Although, ones with a child in the trolley and just a few items are also excused. I am, on occasions, quite a reasonable person.

davech 20-06-2019 01:50 AM

While I am on a roll.....

Sean Lock.

Hector 21-06-2019 10:33 AM

my new desk position at work. Feels like I'm in the middle of the room. ridiculous

Maidstoned Eagle 21-06-2019 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 14795508)
No issue with that. Some people are even polite enough to say, 'Sorry, I forgot the cornflakes'. We've all done it.

It's the ones who abandon the trollies for ages whilst the queue is trying to move. And usually more than once. They tend to find their trollies 20ft away after the third time.

And don't get me started on the pikeys who stand in the basket only queue with their trollies. Although, ones with a child in the trolley and just a few items are also excused. I am, on occasions, quite a reasonable person.

My wife refuses to allow me to come supermarket shopping with her due to me shoving unattended trolleys out of the way wether in the aisle or the queue for the checkout.

Maidstoned Eagle 21-06-2019 10:52 AM

My regular post gym cafe constantly changing staff resuting in decreasing abilities in waiting tables and making coffee. This new one is hopeless.

Prince Phillip 21-06-2019 11:08 AM

This whole idea that Peter Crouch is now some sort of "personality"

whereEaglesFly 21-06-2019 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 14796571)
This whole idea that Peter Crouch is now some sort of "personality"

What's wrong with him? Seem's quite funny and down to earth?

WorthingEagle 21-06-2019 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 14796571)
This whole idea that Peter Crouch is now some sort of "personality"

His podcast is really good, and has gone from nothing to a festival at the O2 in around 20 episodes. That's not bad for someone with no personality.

Reps AJ 21-06-2019 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 14796571)
This whole idea that Peter Crouch is now some sort of "personality"

Just reading his book, it's quite enjoyable for what it is

davech 21-06-2019 11:44 AM

That Santander ad with the annoying Geordie midgets, Dec and Ant or something. Patronising, condescending bollocks. Them and Santander, who are still top of my hate list.

Richard 21-06-2019 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 14795383)
People who refuse to break their stride pattern walking across busy spaces. Diagonal *****

Ah, but who is on the diagonal ?

davech 21-06-2019 02:25 PM

Why does everyone feel they have infest my PC with their goddam cookies 'to enhance my experience'. Yeah, right. :rolleyes:. Surely the site works without them??

art malice 21-06-2019 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 14796632)
Ah, but who is on the diagonal ?

They are. I’m parallel to the infrastructure.

chrisophiex 21-06-2019 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 14796802)
Why does everyone feel they have infest my PC with their goddam cookies 'to enhance my experience'. Yeah, right. :rolleyes:. Surely the site works without them??


Set the browser to download the “Milk” extension... works very well with cookies.

Maidstoned Eagle 21-06-2019 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 14796802)
Why does everyone feel they have infest my PC with their goddam cookies 'to enhance my experience'. Yeah, right. :rolleyes:. Surely the site works without them??

Its the constant asking if I want to opt out on sites I have already opted out on...ffs, do you think I have changed my mind in the last 24hrs?

Hedgehog 21-06-2019 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Hector (Post 14796517)
my new desk position at work. Feels like I'm in the middle of the room. ridiculous

The last 3 or 4 tears before I retired were spent in a "Ball Pen" set up. 8 stations set in a partitioned area around the periphery with a mini conference table in the middle. Apparently it was a corporate dictate.

Totally non-conducive to working, talking on the phone (business or private), or trying to think straight... but hey - we were all in the same boat so made us part of a happy coherent team (Apparently).

OLD BASING EAGLE 22-06-2019 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 14796606)
That Santander ad with the annoying Geordie midgets, Dec and Ant or something. Patronising, condescending bollocks. Them and Santander, who are still top of my hate list.

When filming the advert for PG Tips to get the appearance that the chimps were talking they smeared peanut butter on the upper palet inside their mouths, apparently they use the same technique with Ant and Dec.

cappuccinoeagle 22-06-2019 12:29 AM

Things that annoy you
 
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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 14796571)
This whole idea that Peter Crouch is now some sort of "personality"


I like him, wanna listen to his podcasts , hear good things about them.

Annoying things-
A bit OCD, but out of date advertising hoardings.

American actors in TV adverts, De Niro, Bacon, Bridges, Arnie, Keitel, feck off, stick to acting.

GorBlimey 22-06-2019 12:31 AM

The f*cking Peloton advert.


If I hear that woman say "Great job Peloton, you smashed it" much more then I'm afraid the TV is the only thing that will be smashed.

davech 22-06-2019 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 14797305)
The f*cking Peloton advert.


If I hear that woman say "Great job Peloton, you smashed it" much more then I'm afraid the TV is the only thing that will be smashed.

Like me, just be grateful it keeps the tossers off the roads.

Hedgehog 22-06-2019 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 14797309)
Like me, just be grateful it keeps the tossers off the roads.

In the same vein, I wish that runners and joggers would stick to treadmills!

davech 22-06-2019 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14797315)
In the same vein, I wish that runners and joggers would stick to tread mills!

:p

monkey 22-06-2019 09:26 AM

A fella at work who sits in the canteen when everyone wants a bit of piece and quiet on their break watching WWE wrestling shit on his phone without earphones :wallbash:

Little Fozzie 22-06-2019 09:38 AM

"Did somebody say Just Eat?"

No. F*ck off

chateauferret 22-06-2019 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 14797458)
"Did somebody say Just Eat?"

No. F*ck off

See my remarks on the Things that are Shit thread. JustEat are a bunch of useless fat parasites who take 15% of anything you spend on takeaway food and then do their best to prevent you from actually eating it.

And yes their adverts are downright irritating to say the very least.

Maidstoned Eagle 22-06-2019 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by monkey (Post 14797447)
A fella at work who sits in the canteen when everyone wants a bit of piece and quiet on their break watching WWE wrestling shit on his phone without earphones :wallbash:

Have you tried asking him to wear headphones?

chrisophiex 22-06-2019 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14797603)
Have you tried asking him to wear headphones?


To be fair, he’ll probably get slam dunked or choke slammed.... or some other wrestling move*




* choreographed

Happy Arthur 22-06-2019 10:50 AM

People who think their hobby/interests are exclusive to them.

monkey 22-06-2019 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14797603)
Have you tried asking him to wear headphones?

Obviously the sensible option, but I think everyone’s hoping he’ll realise this for himself so no-one has to make a scene, but the fact that a grown man is into the stuff in the first place would suggest he’s not playing with a full deck anyway and we could be in for a long wait.

Also what Chrisophiex said could be a concern, he’s quite a big bloke:D

Coastal Palace 22-06-2019 11:15 AM

Super excited, super happy, super ...
In fact, anything that starts with super. Except Superman.
And I've never really been that keen on him either.

chrisophiex 22-06-2019 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by monkey (Post 14797625)
Obviously the sensible option, but I think everyone’s hoping he’ll realise this for himself so no-one has to make a scene, but the fact that a grown man is into the stuff in the first place would suggest he’s not playing with a full deck anyway and we could be in for a long wait.

Also what Chrisophiex said could be a concern, he’s quite a big bloke:D


Perhaps you could all club together, buy some really cheap headphones, and when he starts watching it on his phone you all put your headphones on in unison.

Quite elaborate, I admit :)

Maidstoned Eagle 22-06-2019 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by monkey (Post 14797625)
Obviously the sensible option, but I think everyone’s hoping he’ll realise this for himself so no-one has to make a scene, but the fact that a grown man is into the stuff in the first place would suggest he’s not playing with a full deck anyway and we could be in for a long wait.

Also what Chrisophiex said could be a concern, he’s quite a big bloke:D

You could ask nicely.

evvo111 22-06-2019 02:08 PM

Stacey Solomon. I care not one jot about your sprog and how knackered you are.

CP-RJW 22-06-2019 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14797315)
In the same vein, I wish that runners and joggers would stick to treadmills!

I wish they’d fvck off to the roads! Nothing more annoying than a troop of long distance runners occupying every treadmill when I just need 5 minutes for my leg day warmup.

davech 22-06-2019 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14797755)
I wish they’d fvck off to the roads! Nothing more annoying than a troop of long distance runners occupying every treadmill when I just need 5 minutes for my leg day warmup.

We could then have 'Road Wars Extra - Joggers v Cyclists'!

big bad John 22-06-2019 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Coastal Palace (Post 14797630)
Super excited, super happy, super ...
In fact, anything that starts with super. Except Superman.
And I've never really been that keen on him either.


even Super Al turned out to be a top notch dick head.

big bad John 22-06-2019 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14797000)
The last 3 or 4 tears before I retired were spent in a "Ball Pen" set up. 8 stations set in a partitioned area around the periphery with a mini conference table in the middle. Apparently it was a corporate dictate.

Totally non-conducive to working, talking on the phone (business or private), or trying to think straight... but hey - we were all in the same boat so made us part of a happy coherent team (Apparently).


Did you complain to management that your new surroundings were not conductive to your daily BBS experience and that your ability to start threads, interact with other posters opining on company time. was being severely hampered.;)

Hedgehog 22-06-2019 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 14797763)
Did you complain to management that your new surroundings were not conductive to your daily BBS experience and that your ability to start threads, interact with other posters opining on company time. was being severely hampered.;)

Ops... I've been sussed!

Lombardarian 22-06-2019 05:18 PM

In reference to Monkey’s dilemma - you could ask the cafeteria staff to speak with him as i guess it is in their interests that you keep going there.

cappuccinoeagle 22-06-2019 06:31 PM

People who struggle with the concept of ‘please’ and ‘thank you ‘.

old traf 22-06-2019 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 14796571)
This whole idea that Peter Crouch is now some sort of "personality"

Anyone married to the woman he has is a personality in my book

Prince Phillip 22-06-2019 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by old traf (Post 14797871)
Anyone married to the woman he has is a personality in my book

Do you not have much luck with the ladies?

Eagle El 22-06-2019 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Coastal Palace (Post 14797630)
Super excited, super happy, super ...
In fact, anything that starts with super. Except Superman.
And I've never really been that keen on him either.

This, it seems to be a corporate thing where I work...

cappuccinoeagle 22-06-2019 09:32 PM

Luisa Zissman

The fact that some people’s idea of a good Aerosmith song is I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.

Stellavista 22-06-2019 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Eagle El (Post 14797938)
This, it seems to be a corporate thing where I work...

Sunshine Desserts?

Hedgehog 22-06-2019 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14797950)
Sunshine Desserts?

You beat me to it... I didn't get where I am today with you beating me to it!

Hedgehog 22-06-2019 09:46 PM

This one is a bit irrational as it's a free world, and why should I care, but... going to a very nice (read expensive) restaurant for a special occasion and there are people eating there in T-Shirts, shorts flip-flops and wearing baseball caps. And these are not young people either, in fact older people who should know better.

To each their own I guess.

Oldtown Eagle 22-06-2019 09:52 PM

BBC iplayer constantly buffering.

Stellavista 22-06-2019 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 14797970)
BBC iplayer constantly buffering.

Some tv's have always had that issue. Samsung particularly notorious for it.

Stellavista 22-06-2019 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14797954)
You beat me to it... I didn't get where I am today with you beating me!

Super!

palacemetros 22-06-2019 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14798031)
Super!

Smashing...

Dobbo 22-06-2019 11:24 PM

The blatant commercialism of Mark & Spencer introducing a LGBT sandwich.
In case you wondered, its a BLT with guacamole.

GorBlimey 22-06-2019 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Dobbo (Post 14798058)
The blatant commercialism of Mark & Spencer introducing a LGBT sandwich.
In case you wondered, its a BLT with guacamole.


Designed for LGBT dyslexics presumably


A BLTG sandwich.

Hedgehog 23-06-2019 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Dobbo (Post 14798058)
The blatant commercialism of Mark & Spencer introducing a LGBT sandwich.
In case you wondered, its a BLT with guacamole.

I wonder if it is really guacamole, or just avocado and they are using poetic license?

davech 23-06-2019 01:08 AM

I never forgave Marks for discontinuing my favourite Potato and Onion Bhaji sandwich about 16 years ago :(

KYLIE MINEAGLE 23-06-2019 01:15 AM

The influence of the Ameiricanisation of politics. Seen it on clips from the U.K and over here. People standing behind a speaker holding up vote (insert political party) here ,is that really going to influence an opinion or vote. The one that really grinds my gears and the Libs (conservative) party do it here. The flag lapel pin. It's either I am a better patriot than you, or I can't remember which country I live in.

CP-RJW 23-06-2019 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 14798131)
The influence of the Ameiricanisation of politics. Seen it on clips from the U.K and over here. People standing behind a speaker holding up vote (insert political party) here ,is that really going to influence an opinion or vote. The one that really grinds my gears and the Libs (conservative) party do it here. The flag lapel pin. It's either I am a better patriot than you, or I can't remember which country I live in.

Not sure if this is due to ‘Americanisation,’ but ‘socialism’ as a term losing all its meaning. People who advocate for a Nordic style social democracy (myself included), which is fundamentally capitalism with some positive socialist elements, get labelled or self label as socialists. Perhaps the scaredy cat American political tendency to call anything that isn’t 100% ruthless capitalism ‘socialism’ has seeped into the UK.

Happy Arthur 23-06-2019 09:23 AM

A hot summers day being headline news.

old traf 23-06-2019 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 14797933)
Do you not have much luck with the ladies?

Sort of okish, but nothing like his missus.

Maidstoned Eagle 23-06-2019 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14797755)
I wish they’d fvck off to the roads! Nothing more annoying than a troop of long distance runners occupying every treadmill when I just need 5 minutes for my leg day warmup.

Is it ok if I do a 30 minute warm down?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 23-06-2019 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14798174)
Not sure if this is due to ‘Americanisation,’ but ‘socialism’ as a term losing all its meaning. People who advocate for a Nordic style social democracy (myself included), which is fundamentally capitalism with some positive socialist elements, get labelled or self label as socialists. Perhaps the scaredy cat American political tendency to call anything that isn’t 100% ruthless capitalism ‘socialism’ has seeped into the UK.

Tend to agree with this . I think I would say I was a socialist, but, not a communist. Which I get the impression most Americans don't know the difference. I know we are leaving a lot of people behind.

CP-RJW 23-06-2019 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14798248)
Is it ok if I do a 30 minute warm down?

Sounds a tad excessive

bubbs11 23-06-2019 09:26 PM

The seagull that defecates gloriously on our car every morning. I swear he knows I’m Palace. What a mess he makes.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 23-06-2019 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14798704)
The seagull that defecates gloriously on our car every morning. I swear he knows I’m Palace. What a mess he makes.

Put a rainbow flag on your car.

Crofty 23-06-2019 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14798704)
The seagull that defecates gloriously on our car every morning. I swear he knows I’m Palace. What a mess he makes.

Air rifle? ;)

Maidstoned Eagle 23-06-2019 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14798310)
Sounds a tad excessive

Only to you.

Pat of the Palace 24-06-2019 12:05 AM

Fireworks. The poor dog is shitting herself and I can't sleep.

bubbs11 24-06-2019 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Crofty (Post 14798748)
Air rifle? ;)

I see him brazenly standing on top of my porch sometimes, looking at my car admiring his handy work. He’s clearly chuffed with himself.

One more paint splattered poop session on my motor and 30 years of vegetarianism and respecting the lives of our fellow creatures is seriously going out of the window.

Mr Statto 24-06-2019 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14798873)
I see him brazenly standing on top of my porch sometimes, looking at my car admiring his handy work. He’s clearly chuffed with himself.

One more paint splattered poop session on my motor and 30 years of vegetarianism and respecting the lives of our fellow creatures is seriously going out of the window.

You should ask him if he wants to buy it seeing as he's so keen to give you a large deposit

N Herts Eagle 24-06-2019 02:49 PM

Brick Walls ... you fall over knock your head on them when taking the dog for a walk. Ends up you are knocked out the wife gets called by passing neighbour finds me in her words in a pool of blood. Get rushed to hospital blues and twos whilst waking up..
scanned ...then stitched up. Lucky no hair left as would of needed shaving.
One thing to add Dylan the Boxer never left my side refused to go to anyone until wife arrived on battle scene.
Ok now except for sore head


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