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Hedgehog 27-09-2019 05:18 PM

The sticky gum stuff that comes off of the neighbors pine/fir tree. It gets on the soles of your shores which then gets on the kitchen floor tiles, and carpet. When trying to clean shoes and floors the same sticky stuff gets on your hands, and despite scrubbing with Ajax or the like, your hands still feel sticky.

Only thing that half works is nail polish remover...

There must be some industrial use for this gum stuff!

Hedgehog 27-09-2019 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14924761)
Builders/contractors that don't show up when they say they will...

Really pisses me off when you agree on an hour window, and they are a no show with no text.

Come the revolution...

It's happening again.... 30 minutes past the time they said they would be here and still no sign and no text or call.

Wankers.

Edit: Just exchanged texts... "We'll be there in 20-30 minutes, just at the paint store". FFS!

thefox 27-09-2019 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14928055)
The sticky gum stuff that comes off of the neighbors pine/fir tree. It gets on the soles of your shores which then gets on the kitchen floor tiles, and carpet. When trying to clean shoes and floors the same sticky stuff gets on your hands, and despite scrubbing with Ajax or the like, your hands still feel sticky.

Only thing that half works is nail polish remover...

There must be some industrial use for this gum stuff!

Have you tried WD40 or acetone if the nail polish remover isn't the acetone type ?

Hedgehog 27-09-2019 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefox (Post 14928101)
Have you tried WD40 or acetone if the nail polish remover isn't the acetone type ?

Yes WD-40 works to clean tiles and hands, but leaves that WD-40 smell. I try and use it as a last resort.

Still takes a lot of elbow grease though.

We've lived in this house for 26 years, and this the first year the tree seems to have this issue (or at least this bad)... not sure what that's all about.

Olympian2 27-09-2019 09:10 PM

Tufnell & Dawson on A Question of Sport. I haven’t watched it for years & now remember why. What a pair of twats.

Timbo 27-09-2019 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14928213)
Tufnell & Dawson on A Question of Sport. I haven’t watched it for years & now remember why. What a pair of twats.

They are the same every week for true, plus I no longer have realistic answers for any of the questions

Worksop Palace 27-09-2019 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14928213)
Tufnell & Dawson on A Question of Sport. I haven’t watched it for years & now remember why. What a pair of twats.

It’s an abomination of a programme. The BBC all over

Jim Cannon 27-09-2019 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hector (Post 14927879)
People still calling the Premier League the Premiership......how many years!

Yup

Olympian2 27-09-2019 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14928222)
It’s an abomination of a programme. The BBC all over

I used to bloody love watching it with my Dad when I was a boy, early 80s. Questions on Faldo, Ballesteros, Botham etc.

Bipe 27-09-2019 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14928229)
I used to bloody love watching it with my Dad when I was a boy, early 80s. Questions on Faldo, Ballesteros, Botham etc.

David Coleman was an authoritative presenter. Yes, he would allow a bit of horseplay but it boiled down to a serious sports quiz and he treated it accordingly. These days it's gone way too far down the 'banter' cul de sac. I don't mind Tuffers on his own but Dawson is insufferable and the two of them together is a nightmare.

Worksop Palace 27-09-2019 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14928229)
I used to bloody love watching it with my Dad when I was a boy, early 80s. Questions on Faldo, Ballesteros, Botham etc.

Absolutely, as did I.

The fact we were watching it 35 years ago and it’s still on the TV says all you need to know

cappuccinoeagle 27-09-2019 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14928213)
Tufnell & Dawson on A Question of Sport. I haven’t watched it for years & now remember why. What a pair of twats.


I like Tufnell on TMS, but yes, Dawson, for some reason thinks he’s funny , he’s not.
QOS should be consigned to history.

chrisophiex 27-09-2019 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14928213)
Tufnell & Dawson on A Question of Sport. I haven’t watched it for years & now remember why. What a pair of twats.

Absolutely. Imagine being stuck in a lift with those two ?

Hedgehog 27-09-2019 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14928288)
QOS should be consigned to history.

Yep... how many "What happened next" can there be out there?

(Although looking at Wikipedia, apparently they don't have this round anymore)

palacemetros 28-09-2019 12:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14928065)
It's happening again.... 30 minutes past the time they said they would be here and still no sign and no text or call.

Wankers.

Edit: Just exchanged texts... "We'll be there in 20-30 minutes, just at the paint store". FFS!

People who moan about trades.

Well, they could leave their previous client before they've finished I suppose. At least they would be on time for you. If they don't finish yours by the time they have to set off for their next one, I take it you won't mind?

palacemetros 28-09-2019 12:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mushroom (Post 14927184)
People who put their on "success" stories on Twitter

"6 years ago I was a single mum of 2/alcoholic/homeless/in jail/etc, but today I have just passed a exam/got job/brought house. #believe

#notinterested #fukkoff

:D

Hedgehog 28-09-2019 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by palacemetros (Post 14928318)
People who moan about trades.

Well, they could leave their previous client before they've finished I suppose. At least they would be on time for you. If they don't finish yours by the time they have to set off for their next one, I take it you won't mind?

A courtesy text or call might help to say you are running late.

As this was a scheduled start time of 8:00am I assume the guys previous client was in his bed room!

So what trade are you in?

Guy showed up at 9:45am... is that OK?

Stavros 69 28-09-2019 12:35 AM

Service charge on a bill.
Just let me pay a tip on merit.

Micky Spilane 28-09-2019 12:43 AM

The latest fad of calling footballers 'ballers', don't know why but I really hate it!

WLYWLYAWYPWF 28-09-2019 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 14928325)
Service charge on a bill.
Just let me pay a tip on merit.

More annoying when you don't notice the service charge and you tip as well even though the service was nothing special.

Nostrils 28-09-2019 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14928105)
Yes WD-40 works to clean tiles and hands, but leaves that WD-40 smell. I try and use it as a last resort.

Still takes a lot of elbow grease though.

We've lived in this house for 26 years, and this the first year the tree seems to have this issue (or at least this bad)... not sure what that's all about.

It wants you to wear slippers indoors :angel:.

I mentioned this before on here, but there's a product called sticky stuff remover that will probably remove it from the tiles (although I usually use it for chemical based products). My mum used a brown paper bag and an iron to lift some horror off of our carpet, not sure what it was now, but it was sticky and she got the lot up.

Hedgehog 28-09-2019 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 14928343)
My mum used a brown paper bag and an iron to lift some horror off of our carpet, not sure what it was now, but it was sticky and she got the lot up.

Yep, I've heard that method for candle wax and for chewing gum on carpets. I've used it for chewing gum that got on my car mats (not my gum I should add), and it worked a treat.


Timbo 28-09-2019 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 14928343)
It wants you to wear slippers indoors :angel:.

I mentioned this before on here, but there's a product called sticky stuff remover that will probably remove it from the tiles (although I usually use it for chemical based products). My mum used a brown paper bag and an iron to lift some horror off of our carpet, not sure what it was now, but it was sticky and she got the lot up.

IIRC you have to be careful with the iron if the carpet has nylon fibres

CT_Palace 28-09-2019 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14928105)
Yes WD-40 works to clean tiles and hands, but leaves that WD-40 smell. I try and use it as a last resort.

Still takes a lot of elbow grease though.

We've lived in this house for 26 years, and this the first year the tree seems to have this issue (or at least this bad)... not sure what that's all about.

Gas/petrol is one of the best solvents I know.
Can make you a bit “heady” if you don’t open a few windows, but it will dissolve pretty much anything.
I remember the wife mistakenly (:wallbash:) used that spray on rubber stuff you can but to quickly fix leaks etc. It’s horrible stuff to clean, anyway, she thought it was fly spray. Killed the flies obviously but, omg what a mess!
Gas/petrol did the trick though

Hedgehog 28-09-2019 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 14928388)
Gas/petrol is one of the best solvents I know.
Can make you a bit “heady” if you don’t open a few windows, but it will dissolve pretty much anything.
I remember the wife mistakenly (:wallbash:) used that spray on rubber stuff you can but to quickly fix leaks etc. It’s horrible stuff to clean, anyway, she thought it was fly spray. Killed the flies obviously but, omg what a mess!
Gas/petrol did the trick though

What could possibly go wrong??? :D

CT_Palace 28-09-2019 03:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14928389)
What could possibly go wrong??? :D

Lol, yes... top tip: remember not to light any of those scented candles to get rid of the smell of petrol

Hedgehog 28-09-2019 04:07 AM

I can see that might be a problem...

wedgetail 28-09-2019 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14928213)
Tufnell & Dawson on A Question of Sport. I haven’t watched it for years & now remember why. What a pair of twats.

Question of Port has morphed into the world smugness championships.

davech 28-09-2019 09:57 AM

Posh, white, middle class, mealy-mouthed BBC spokesperson on BBC NewsWatch justifying upholding the complaint against Naga Munchetty.

Utter disgrace.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 28-09-2019 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14928105)
Yes WD-40 works to clean tiles and hands, but leaves that WD-40 smell. I try and use it as a last resort.

Still takes a lot of elbow grease though.

We've lived in this house for 26 years, and this the first year the tree seems to have this issue (or at least this bad)... not sure what that's all about.

Get some blue magic. It's great stuff. :p

https://www.globalhygiene.com/produc...greaser-5-ltr/

little al 28-09-2019 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14928324)
A courtesy text or call might help to say you are running late.

As this was a scheduled start time of 8:00am I assume the guys previous client was in his bed room!

So what trade are you in?

Guy showed up at 9:45am... is that OK?

Yes, should they buy your paint in their own time?

palacemetros 28-09-2019 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14928324)
A courtesy text or call might help to say you are running late.

As this was a scheduled start time of 8:00am I assume the guys previous client was in his bed room!

So what trade are you in?

Guy showed up at 9:45am... is that OK?

Sorry HH, but it sounded like it could have been a call out during the day. He's a lazy c-unit then and fully deserves your unreserved disgust. Plus I'm in a better mood this morning. :supergrin:

(Sparks btw)

davech 29-09-2019 11:28 AM

The inane slogans they are printing on Diet Coke cans. Is the whole world now being run by kids with a GCSE in Marketing?

Maidstoned Eagle 29-09-2019 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by little al (Post 14928552)
Yes, should they buy your paint in their own time?

Most of them do. Its only the lazy rip.off merchants that dont.

Worksop Palace 29-09-2019 01:29 PM

Sure this has been posted before but...

Those Nationwide ‘stand up comedian’ adverts

Fvck my old grannies boots. The most unfunny and cringy 30 seconds viewing you could possibly find

I banked with Nationwide for 35 years but if these adverts stay on much longer I’ll be offskis

Shocking

CT_Palace 29-09-2019 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by little al (Post 14928552)
Yes, should they buy your paint in their own time?

What a shit post.
What time is it ok turn up then? In your world would you be able to justify turning up at 2pm using the excuse "well I had to buy the paint?"

If you're so unprepared for a job you quote for, then make the arrival time 11am or whatever you need to buy the ******* materials you need.

Coastal Palace 29-09-2019 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14930375)
Sure this has been posted before but...

Those Nationwide ‘stand up comedian’ adverts

Fvck my old grannies boots. The most unfunny and cringy 30 seconds viewing you could possibly find

I banked with Nationwide for 35 years but if these adverts stay on much longer I’ll be offskis

Shocking

I mentioned it somewhere earlier.
It's like the ad company want us to Hate Nationwide - mission accomplished.
Worse than those unfunny comics though, especially the big old lot that puts money in her bra for food after a night out - no fear of that getting nicked, were the girl with the yellow teeth and her gay mate.

Son of Selhurst 29-09-2019 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14928288)
I like Tufnell on TMS, but yes, Dawson, for some reason thinks he’s funny , he’s not.
QOS should be consigned to history.

What has kept QOS running for so long is (was) the regular changing of team captains every couple of series. That stops it getting stale as it introduces new personality and fresh perspectives.

Tufnell and Dawson have been on it far too seriously long enough by half, and this has caused it to get repetitive, and thus predictable

Salad_Burnet 29-09-2019 02:29 PM

The standard of chopping by celebrities on Sunday Brunch.

bubbs11 29-09-2019 02:43 PM

People that leave stuff in supermarket trollies when they’ve finished with them; used tissues, empty crisp packets and bottles, empty chocolate wrappers, hangers...

Feckin feral bast*rds!

CT_Palace 29-09-2019 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14930483)
People that leave stuff in supermarket trollies when they’ve finished with them; used tissues, empty crisp packets and bottles, empty chocolate wrappers, hangers...

Feckin feral bast*rds!

same people that abandon them scattered across the car park.

cappuccinoeagle 29-09-2019 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14930483)
People that leave stuff in supermarket trollies when they’ve finished with them; used tissues, empty crisp packets and bottles, empty chocolate wrappers, hangers...

Feckin feral bast*rds!


As I mentioned before the kind of people who should be parachuted over war torn Syria.

cappuccinoeagle 29-09-2019 05:44 PM

Ian Wright on MOTD. He gets away with talking inarticulate drivel because he’s outgoing and has a so called ‘personality ‘.
He’s stealing a living, off of all of us, via the licence fee.

Wayne Andrews is God 29-09-2019 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hector (Post 14927879)
People still calling the Premier League the Premiership......how many years!

Why did it have to change? I know it's called 'premier league' but I choose to call it the premiership. EPL on the other hand, get ****ed.

Terrace Bickle 29-09-2019 08:52 PM

Dog owners letting their pets crap all over the Goddington Park football pitches. Even if you pick it up there's still enough mess left behind to make a game like Russian Roulette.

Wayne Andrews is God 29-09-2019 09:02 PM

Calling a sandwich a sarnie.

Olympian2 29-09-2019 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14930885)
Calling a sandwich a sarnie.

OUCH! :D :D

art malice 29-09-2019 10:34 PM

The cack crowds at the Qatar world athletics. Dina Asher-Smith has seen bigger crowds at Norman Park
IAAF wankers

cantspell 29-09-2019 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by art malice (Post 14930970)
The cack crowds at the Qatar world athletics. Dina Asher-Smith has seen bigger crowds at Norman Park
IAAF wankers


Definitely!

And more do the parkrun there each week.

firesign 29-09-2019 10:39 PM

mental decision to have the event there - World Cup will be a disaster

Old Joe Paxton 29-09-2019 10:41 PM

Incredible. Must be worst attended major global sporting event ever. What are the locals doing? Too busy working South Asians to death on the World Cup building sites and beating Filipino domestic staff to death. Lazy rich wankers.

Isle of Wight 29-09-2019 10:46 PM

IAAF must have got the same envelopes Fifa did

JJ 29-09-2019 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14930885)
Calling a sandwich a sarnie.

Even worse here. They call it a "sanger" (the ng as in singer).

chrisophiex 29-09-2019 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJ (Post 14931025)
Even worse here. They call it a "sanger" (the ng as in singer).


Heard that a few times. Even worse, I’ve heard someone call it a “sangwich” !

Isle of Wight 29-09-2019 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14931042)
Heard that a few times. Even worse, I’ve heard someone call it a “sangwich” !

That was the Crystal Paggis presenter that ordered that one.

palacemetros 30-09-2019 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14930885)
Calling a sandwich a sarnie.

Says the man who still calls it the Premiership! :p

thefox 30-09-2019 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Joe Paxton (Post 14930979)
Incredible. Must be worst attended major global sporting event ever. What are the locals doing? Too busy working South Asians to death on the World Cup building sites and beating Filipino domestic staff to death. Lazy rich wankers.

This may explain it.

https://www.resetdoc.org/story/qatar...r-a-time-bomb/

Wayne Andrews is God 30-09-2019 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by palacemetros (Post 14931097)
Says the man who still calls it the Premiership! :p

Didnt say I was right. We all find different things annoying. I find it annoying someone felt the need to change the name of the league again. I started in ‘95 when it was the Premiership, no need for me to change, especially when it is so subtle.

Better yet, Division One, but that was before my time. What’s higher than One?

davech 30-09-2019 10:48 AM

League 1 = League Division 3. Hope this helps.

Prince Phillip 30-09-2019 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 14931261)
League 1 = League Division 3. Hope this helps.

I'm still refusing to budge from The Rumbelows Cup

Coastal Palace 30-09-2019 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 14931261)
League 1 = League Division 3. Hope this helps.

You're posh.
One always refers to it as Div 3.
:)

Leopald Stotch 30-09-2019 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coastal Palace (Post 14931273)
You're posh.
One always refers to it as Div 3.
:)

This would be too confusing in my house. We refer to the kids as Div 1, 2 and 3. Not good for their self esteem but accurate nonetheless.

Sharkba1t 30-09-2019 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14931042)
Heard that a few times. Even worse, I’ve heard someone call it a “sangwich” !

i don't mind that too much! It's just funny. Like "Chimley".

Timbo 30-09-2019 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 14931293)
i don't mind that too much! It's just funny. Like "Chimley".

If you meet a polite Jamaican after dark there is a good chance they will bid you "Good Eveling"

thefox 30-09-2019 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 14931288)
This would be too confusing in my house. We refer to the kids as Div 1, 2 and 3. Not good for their self esteem but accurate nonetheless.

:supergrin:

It's like the Brexit thread.

palacemetros 30-09-2019 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14931253)
Didnt say I was right. We all find different things annoying. I find it annoying someone felt the need to change the name of the league again. I started in ‘95 when it was the Premiership, no need for me to change, especially when it is so subtle.

Better yet, Division One, but that was before my time. What’s higher than One?

Ah, now your talking. Just to confuse us even more, they'll probably change it to the Superpremierleagueship in the not too distant. At least the French have stuck with Ligue Un.

Hedgehog 30-09-2019 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14924761)
Builders/contractors that don't show up when they say they will...

Really pisses me off when you agree on an hour window, and they are a no show with no text.

Come the revolution...

Sorry to harp on about this, but it is really rattling my cage.

Contractor "x" did some work Friday 20th, but could finish until contractor "y" did his thing.Told me to call him when "y" was done. I called "x" work number last Tuesday and left a voicemail... no response. On Thursday I called his mobile and left a voicemail... no response. Saturday, I sent a text to his mobile... as of yet, no response.

Believe it or not I am a very easy going low key person, and if they can't come for a month, so be it... but just let me know - I'll understand.

This whole lack of communication I'm finding disrespectful and unnecessary in this day and age. I'm finding that these guys are not the exception to the rule, but those that are good communicators are the exception.

chrisophiex 30-09-2019 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14931781)
Sorry to harp on about this, but it is really rattling my cage.

Contractor "x" did some work Friday 20th, but could finish until contractor "y" did his thing.Told me to call him when "y" was done. I called "x" work number last Tuesday and left a voicemail... no response. On Thursday I called his mobile and left a voicemail... no response. Saturday, I sent a text to his mobile... as of yet, no response.

Believe it or not I am a very easy going low key person, and if they can't come for a month, so be it... but just let me know - I'll understand.

This whole lack of communication I'm finding disrespectful and unnecessary in this day and age. I'm finding that these guys are not the exception to the rule, but those that are good communicators are the exception.



He’s probably picked up on your niceness and thought “Ah, **** him”

Hedgehog 30-09-2019 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14931792)
He’s probably picked up on your niceness and thought “Ah, **** him”

I was told words to that affect a few times by my bosses at work during reviews. :rolleyes:

Stavros 69 30-09-2019 08:40 PM

Little rude boys who wear those stupid bags across their chest.

Sharkba1t 01-10-2019 09:28 AM

These gangs of kids on bikes, riding in the middle of the road , doing wheelies. What is that all about?

Marki 01-10-2019 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 14932111)
These gangs of kids on bikes, riding in the middle of the road , doing wheelies. What is that all about?

Natural selection.

Isle of Wight 01-10-2019 10:17 AM

Having a dream where the Wankers were relegated by Palace on the last match on the season and waking up and realising it was not real :frown:

Maidstoned Eagle 01-10-2019 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14931781)
Sorry to harp on about this, but it is really rattling my cage.

Contractor "x" did some work Friday 20th, but could finish until contractor "y" did his thing.Told me to call him when "y" was done. I called "x" work number last Tuesday and left a voicemail... no response. On Thursday I called his mobile and left a voicemail... no response. Saturday, I sent a text to his mobile... as of yet, no response.

Believe it or not I am a very easy going low key person, and if they can't come for a month, so be it... but just let me know - I'll understand.

This whole lack of communication I'm finding disrespectful and unnecessary in this day and age. I'm finding that these guys are not the exception to the rule, but those that are good communicators are the exception.

And people reckon we don't need algebra anymore.....

Salad_Burnet 01-10-2019 07:50 PM

Kids travelling to and from school. In my day, school children would be home by 4, or 3 30 if they lived close by. I get on my tram at 7 in the morning and there's loads of horrible children who I daresay their parents think are too good for the local secondary school (Addington High) and send them off to schools via Croydon. Well, none of them are too good for Addington High if you ask me, and we should bring back the 11+ to ******* prove it! I can't stand it; in the mornings they're actually alright, but coming home, they stink the place out with their disgusting fried chicken, and they refuse to have anyone sit next to them, by not shuffling to the window side. Why on earth are there school children - and I mean the unpleasant secondary school types - on my tram at half past five tea-time when this slot should be reserved for commuters?

Maidstoned Eagle 01-10-2019 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 14932680)
Kids travelling to and from school. In my day, school children would be home by 4, or 3 30 if they lived close by. I get on my tram at 7 in the morning and there's loads of horrible children who I daresay their parents think are too good for the local secondary school (Addington High) and send them off to schools via Croydon. Well, none of them are too good for Addington High if you ask me, and we should bring back the 11+ to ******* prove it! I can't stand it; in the mornings they're actually alright, but coming home, they stink the place out with their disgusting fried chicken, and they refuse to have anyone sit next to them, by not shuffling to the window side. Why on earth are there school children - and I mean the unpleasant secondary school types - on my tram at half past five tea-time when this slot should be reserved for commuters?

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XPNmG35IyKk/hqdefault.jpg

Hedgehog 01-10-2019 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 14932680)
... Why on earth are there school children - and I mean the unpleasant secondary school types - on my tram at half past five tea-time when this slot should be reserved for commuters?


All been in detention I expect.

davech 02-10-2019 11:17 PM

Microsoft.

Now abandoning the current version of Windows 10 and want to install a super-whizzo-all-singing-all dancing new version (of Windows 10) - and it looks like I have no choice.

They had better not screw my machine up...….

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 02-10-2019 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 14931293)
i don't mind that too much! It's just funny. Like "Chimley".


Skelington

chateauferret 02-10-2019 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 14933718)
Microsoft.

Now abandoning the current version of Windows 10 and want to install a super-whizzo-all-singing-all dancing new version (of Windows 10) - and it looks like I have no choice.

They had better not screw my machine up...….

Of course you have a choice.

http://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

art malice 03-10-2019 12:06 AM

When something really hot slides really slowly down your throat, and then stops.

wedgetail 03-10-2019 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 14933748)
Of course you have a choice.

http://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Better still

https://linuxmint.com/download.php

CP-RJW 03-10-2019 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 14933750)
When something really hot slides really slowly down your throat, and then stops.

That’s why you should spit, not swallow.

chateauferret 03-10-2019 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by wedgetail (Post 14933753)

TBF Ubuntu's default desktop is a bit pants but I just swapped it for xfce, dead easy. You wouldn't go far wrong with Mint or any of the other "friendly" distros either.

Wayne Andrews is God 03-10-2019 02:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 14931800)
Little rude boys who wear those stupid bags across their chest.

Ah mandem.

Ardent Eagle Forever 03-10-2019 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 14932111)
These gangs of kids on bikes, riding in the middle of the road , doing wheelies. What is that all about?

Death if they get too clever :supergrin:

chrisophiex 03-10-2019 04:19 PM

Steve Wright singing at the end of songs on the radio.

chrisophiex 03-10-2019 04:24 PM

Steve Wright.

ulysses 03-10-2019 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14934221)
Steve Wright singing at the end of songs on the radio.

I remember Neil "Doctor" Fox doing this a lot back in the day when I listened to Capital FM, and absolutely hating him for it because he'd ruin my tape recordings of the chart show.

gcwhite 03-10-2019 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 14933758)
TBF Ubuntu's default desktop is a bit pants but I just swapped it for xfce, dead easy. You wouldn't go far wrong with Mint or any of the other "friendly" distros either.

Ubuntu lost its mind with its desktop a few years ago and I switched to Mint. Then Mint dumped KDE so I went to Kubuntu. Much better.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-10-2019 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14934224)
Steve Wright.

Steve Wright used to love interupting guests when they threatened to be funnier than him....which was often.

Les Butler 03-10-2019 06:18 PM

The look of confusion when I asked for a black coffee at the Costa lot coffee place in Mayday hospital,no just black coffee nothing else in it,No ! just a black coffee please !!!

chateauferret 03-10-2019 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by gcwhite (Post 14934275)
Ubuntu lost its mind with its desktop a few years ago and I switched to Mint. Then Mint dumped KDE so I went to Kubuntu. Much better.

Of course if you don't like the desktop you can change the wm, you don't have to change the whole distribution. I swapped Ubuntu's own desktop for xfce a few years ago, I like xfce because it's slick and efficient and because you can have a different background on each desktop, which isn't easy with many other wms.

I also have an Acer chromebook which lets you run Linux in a chroot jail, that can be a bit sluggish to start the vm but it's otherwise very nice; you don't get a Linux desktop but you run Linux apps from icons on the chromebook desk, or else from the command line in a terminal.

davech 03-10-2019 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ulysses (Post 14934267)
I remember Neil "Doctor" Fox doing this a lot back in the day when I listened to Capital FM, and absolutely hating him for it because he'd ruin my tape recordings of the chart show.

They were doing it way back the sixties too. I believe it was a standing instruction to ruin home recording. I never did get a decent one of 'My Old Man's A Dustman' :(

Hedgehog 03-10-2019 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Les Butler (Post 14934314)
The look of confusion when I asked for a black coffee at the Costa lot coffee place in Mayday hospital,no just black coffee nothing else in it,No ! just a black coffee please !!!

Hope you and/or your family are OK Les? Not sure they can be if you are at Mayday. :frown:

Wayne Andrews is God 03-10-2019 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Les Butler (Post 14934314)
The look of confusion when I asked for a black coffee at the Costa lot coffee place in Mayday hospital,no just black coffee nothing else in it,No ! just a black coffee please !!!

They have to insist ‘do you mean americano’

To which you will say ‘sure’

They will then say ‘do you want milk with it’

Sharkba1t 04-10-2019 02:37 PM

:lux:
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Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 14933724)
Skelington


Silks&Tekkers 04-10-2019 03:48 PM

Community Facebook Groups "It may be nothing but I saw a dodgy looking character walking through the car park at 10pm last night" That was just me going to pick up the Mrs you nosey Struggle & GRUNTTTT

Selhurst Celtic 04-10-2019 04:15 PM

:D

KYLIE MINEAGLE 04-10-2019 05:15 PM

People who put sunglasses on the back of their neck when not wearing them .


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