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Fen Eagle 15-09-2021 09:52 PM

And I apologise for my part in it genuinely. I’m not taking the piss, I honestly apologise. Four people have taken exception to my breathing, I haven’t tried to wind them up just got laid into for my lack of the grasp of the English language, and I’m a Crybin and I don’t even know what one of them is.

Fen Eagle 15-09-2021 09:54 PM

Mate I’m not slightly rattled what is your problem, your the one throwing abusive language not me little boy.

Joe85 15-09-2021 09:55 PM

Oops.

Fen Eagle 15-09-2021 09:56 PM

See what I mean the guy comes on a thread trolls me then jumps off, you got to laugh.

Joe85 15-09-2021 09:58 PM

Or cry.

PeterH 15-09-2021 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Fen Eagle (Post 16006671)
And I apologise for my part in it genuinely. Iím not taking the piss, I honestly apologise. Four people have taken exception to my breathing, I havenít tried to wind them up just got laid into for my lack of the grasp of the English language, and Iím a Crybin and I donít even know what one of them is.

Someone that Cries a lot and their posts are archived straight to the Bin.

Fen Eagle 15-09-2021 10:00 PM

In your case trust me laugh you really think I’m rattled or crying ? I’m merely pointing out you a little boy.

PeterH 15-09-2021 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16006659)
Threads that go apeshit with abuse and feuds - what's the f*cking point?


Really annoying!

Not that you have ever been party to any of that whiteflight.

Joe85 15-09-2021 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Fen Eagle (Post 16006686)
In your case trust me laugh you really think Iím rattled or crying ? Iím merely pointing out you a little boy.

For sure.

Do you care, though?

Fen Eagle 15-09-2021 10:07 PM

Look all this is doing is winding up people, who want to chat so let’s just leave it don’t call me foul names and agree to disagree, you keep away from me and I’ll do the same for you. And no I don’t want to be your mate.

PeterH 15-09-2021 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16006423)
It's simple. If insurance is required by law, buy the absolute minimum coverage. Otherwise don't insure.
I have always done this. Maybe you could say I've been lucky but I've never had the need to make any insurance claims so the money I've saved over the years by not paying insurance will easily mean I'm quids in even if I write off the car tomorrow.

I someimes take travel insurance out if we are travelling to some country where there is a highish risk of picking up something nasty, getting assaulted, or getiing injured in some form of dodgy transport.

Just for the health costs and repatriation fees.

Whether that turns out to be an utter crock when you are bleeding on some hospital floor, who knows. I suppose I kid myself with peace of mind.

I feel fire insurance might come in handy with the ever increasing drought.

Joe85 15-09-2021 10:11 PM

Things that annoy you
 
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Originally Posted by Fen Eagle (Post 16006692)
Look all this is doing is winding up people, who want to chat so letís just leave it donít call me foul names and agree to disagree, you keep away from me and Iíll do the same for you. And no I donít want to be your mate.


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Originally Posted by Fen Eagle (Post 16006674)
Mate.

I must have really cut you deep; we were mates a few minutes ago.

You cry a lot.

GorBlimey 15-09-2021 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16006687)
Not that you have ever been party to any of that whiteflight.


Are you just trying to be a wanker or is that your actual self?

Fen Eagle 15-09-2021 10:14 PM

Just can’t leave it ok have it your way little boy. Why don’t you go back to your other hobby , you know the one the box of tissues is for next to your keyboard.

CT_Palace 15-09-2021 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16006693)
I someimes take travel insurance out if we are travelling to some country where there is a highish risk of picking up something nasty, getting assaulted, or getiing injured in some form of dodgy transport.

Just for the health costs and repatriation fees.

Whether that turns out to be an utter crock when you are bleeding on some hospital floor, who knows. I suppose I kid myself with peace of mind.

I feel fire insurance might come in handy with the ever increasing drought.

Yeah, I get the "peace of mind" bit, but as the original thing if annoyance above exampled, you might (actually this is insurance companies we're talking about - you will most definitely) be fooling yourself.

Fire insurance - would that be possible or would it be voided with some wankery "act of god" clause?

PeterH 15-09-2021 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16006698)
Are you just trying to be a wanker or is that your actual self?

It is me. I search out certain poster who don't do themselves any favours on the BBS. It's one of my hobbies.

I also think it is my duty to help make sure the BBS doesn't become a faceache clone.

You charge around the BBS like a bull(shitter) in a china shop.

You get called out for it. More the fun cause we can imagine the pink rising up your neck.

Every single time.

Make bold statements , for sure. Be prepared to own them when they are critiqued.

Joe85 15-09-2021 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Fen Eagle (Post 16006701)
Just can’t leave it ok have it your way little boy. Why don’t you go back to your other hobby , you know the one the box of tissues is for next to your keyboard.

Crying? :lux:

GorBlimey 15-09-2021 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16006705)
It is me. I search out certain poster who don't do themselves any favours on the BBS. It's one of my hobbies.

I also think it is my duty to help make sure the BBS doesn't become a faceache clone.

You charge around the BBS like a bull(shitter) in a china shop.

You get called out for it. More the fun cause we can imagine the pink rising up your neck.

Every single time.

Make bold statements , for sure. Be prepared to own them when they are critiqued.


Yep, you're a wanker! :jerkit:


You freely admitted on another thread that you have no interest in football and post on here for other reasons. Wanker!

CT_Palace 15-09-2021 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16006698)
Are you just trying to be a wanker or is that your actual self?

Classic Gormless :lux:

PeterH 15-09-2021 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16006714)
Classic Gormless :lux:

Your turn to have a pop at him. I have a few family jobs to do.

He left a few droppings on the Virus thread, if you could see to them.

He likes to be called White Flight BTW.

PeterH 15-09-2021 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16006711)
Yep, you're a wanker! :jerkit:


You freely admitted on another thread that you have no interest in football and post on here for other reasons. Wanker!

I didn't say that. That makes you thick or a liar.

I have an avid interest in Crystal Palace, and I enjoy other football sometimes.

Don't make things up because you are gormless White Flight.

CT_Palace 15-09-2021 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16006719)
Your turn to have a pop at him. I have a few family jobs to do.

He left a few droppings on the Virus thread, if you could see to them.

He likes to be called White Flight BTW.

Gormy's not worth the effort. It's all too easy.

PeterH 15-09-2021 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16006723)
Gormy's not worth the effort. It's all too easy.

But, but, but...

...he is regaling us all with how he once said 'hi' to Eric Clapton at the airport, and thus knows all about him.

I think he believes his own bullshit. Shouldn't we help pull him out of it before he suffocates in the stench?

GorBlimey 15-09-2021 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16006719)
Your turn to have a pop at him. I have a few family jobs to do.

He left a few droppings on the Virus thread, if you could see to them.

He likes to be called White Flight BTW.

F*cking hell, it's classic classroom bully stuff!

What a bunch of c*nts you two are.

"Gormless" and now "Whiteflight"?

Any more childish epithets to throw about because that's what real racists do.

F*cking hell, Chile must be a f*cking shithole if the both of you have nothing better to do!!

You really are a couple of wankers!!!

Les Butler 15-09-2021 10:45 PM

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CT_Palace 15-09-2021 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16006732)
F*cking hell, it's classic classroom bully stuff!

What a bunch of c*nts you two are.

"Gormless" and now "Whiteflight"?

Any more childish epithets to throw about because that's what real racists do.

F*cking hell, Chile must be a f*cking shithole if the both of you have nothing better to do!!

You really are a couple of wankers!!!

See Peter? Told you it was too easy. It's like a red rag to a bull.

Ogilvy 15-09-2021 10:53 PM

Jeez, in my day delinquents were sent to Feltham, it seems it’s Chile now…

Brett 15-09-2021 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Fen Eagle (Post 16006686)
In your case trust me laugh you really think Iím rattled or crying ? Iím merely pointing out you a little boy.

Not bothered but biting like f~ck.

GorBlimey 15-09-2021 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16006747)
See Peter? Told you it was too easy. It's like a red rag to a bull.


No, it's a wanker:jerkit: gesture to a couple of tossers who live in Chile and frankly should get into their forums rather than being a couple of c*nts on here. :bash:

Blind_Eagle 16-09-2021 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16005832)
Well, in my 35 plus years of motoring I have never heard of it.

I passed my test in 77 when I was still in full time education and it was a thing back then. Travel for Education was treated the same as commuting to work and it cost more.

Iím genuinely amazed you have never heard of it, I canít recall a single policy Iíve ever had that didnít make the distinction.

Weird. :confused:

Hedgehog 16-09-2021 12:48 AM

But you can get a policy that covers you driving to work, right?

Just pay extra I assume. Is it not covered if you have fully comprehensive insurance?

MKDave 16-09-2021 12:56 AM

Ah, Now I remember why I stopped coming on here

Blind_Eagle 16-09-2021 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16006711)
Yep, you're a wanker! :jerkit:


You freely admitted on another thread that you have no interest in football and post on here for other reasons. Wanker!

WTF? Pete may choose to be a bit argumentative on here but to suggest he has no interest in football is utter bollocks.

Iíve bumped into him at both home and away games for many years, even once since he buggered off to South America.

No interest in football?

Lol

GorBlimey 16-09-2021 01:21 AM

So bump into him again and advise him to stop being a f*cking wanker right now, with pathetic posts and talk about football and Palace in particular, once again!

KYLIE MINEAGLE 16-09-2021 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by MKDave (Post 16006791)
Ah, Now I remember why I stopped coming on here

This one of the quieter days.:D

GorBlimey 16-09-2021 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16006807)
This one of the quieter days.:D


F*cking hell, I must visit when it gets busy.


Always up for a verbal ruck - must be my inner Irish coming out!

MKDave 16-09-2021 01:39 AM

My last comment
The age of the combatants seems to be between 50 and 60
I have visions of them waving their walking sticks at their computer screens
I'm 66 and prefer a quiet life
Night Night

GorBlimey 16-09-2021 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MKDave (Post 16006810)
My last comment
The age of the combatants seems to be between 50 and 60
I have visions of them waving their walking sticks at their computer screens
I'm 66 and prefer a quiet life
Night Night


I'm 63 and not dead yet!:D

CT_Palace 16-09-2021 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16006772)
No, it's a wanker:jerkit: gesture to a couple of tossers who live in Chile and frankly should get into their forums rather than being a couple of c*nts on here. :bash:

Haven't you got a certificate hanging on your wall that needs polishing?

RazorsEdge 16-09-2021 05:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16006787)
But you can get a policy that covers you driving to work, right?

Just pay extra I assume. Is it not covered if you have fully comprehensive insurance?

Yes it does, for me in my old job to get a parking permit I had to produce my insurance to prove I was covered for commute to work, only then I would be issued.

It is the automatic renewal that catches you out, when they send that email with quotes it looks cheaper than last year and you have to make sure commute to work is included as they normally take it out to make it look cheap but it does not have everything you want

Fully comp does not cover commute to work

Maidstoned Eagle 16-09-2021 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16006786)
I passed my test in 77 when I was still in full time education and it was a thing back then. Travel for Education was treated the same as commuting to work and it cost more.

Iím genuinely amazed you have never heard of it, I canít recall a single policy Iíve ever had that didnít make the distinction.

Weird. :confused:

I heard of hire and reward, and using your car FOR work, but I have never heard of not being covered to commute.

ozzieEagle 16-09-2021 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16006786)
I passed my test in 77 when I was still in full time education and it was a thing back then. Travel for Education was treated the same as commuting to work and it cost more.

Iím genuinely amazed you have never heard of it, I canít recall a single policy Iíve ever had that didnít make the distinction.

Weird. :confused:

Same year as me, plus I was living in Stony Stratford Milton Keynes at the time. Used to drive to work on full comp insurance, especially if rostered on the weekend and would drive to 88 Fenchurch St and park in the Office underground car park.... then go to the Palace game in the arvo, in my 71 Austin Cambridge lol!! .

Do not recall any clause re commuting.... Full comp was full comp, got mine through an insurance broker as well.

Maz 16-09-2021 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16007286)
Same year as me, plus I was living in Stony Stratford Milton Keynes at the time. Used to drive to work on full comp insurance, especially if rostered on the weekend and would drive to 88 Fenchurch St and park in the Office underground car park.... then go to the Palace game in the arvo, in my 71 Austin Cambridge lol!! .

Do not recall any clause re commuting.... Full comp was full comp, got mine through an insurance broker as well.

How many times did you comprehensively study your insurance policy over those years?

Reps AJ 16-09-2021 08:16 AM

My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.

Johnnieboy 16-09-2021 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007289)
My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.

Does it have a "To the Queen!" setting?

Maz 16-09-2021 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007289)
My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.

Yes, it's odd that.

Reps AJ 16-09-2021 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Johnnieboy (Post 16007301)
Does it have a "To the Queen!" setting?

Weirdly, it does

Johnnieboy 16-09-2021 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007314)
Weirdly, it does

Then all is well :D

Reps AJ 16-09-2021 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Johnnieboy (Post 16007319)
Then all is well :D

Not if I actually want my bread converted into toast though

ozzieEagle 16-09-2021 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16007287)
How many times did you comprehensively study your insurance policy over those years?

Don't think I ever read it... Doubt if many under 25s ever bother. I did do a rear ender on the New Cross one way system around 1978 in my upgraded Renault 16TS...again on a weekend shift... But this time back to my flat in Peckham.... No insurance issues.

davech 16-09-2021 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16007287)
How many times did you comprehensively study your insurance policy over those years?

As I said earlier, my policies always said 'Social, Domestic and Pleasure plus travel to one fixed place of work'. But I went through a broker, who I seem to remember way back mid-70s asked me if I would be driving to work; I said 'yes' (didn't everyone drive to work?), so perhaps it was added.

I thought it was just a throwaway question, but maybe not, as it was always specifically part of my policies. I never realised that it had probably been added.

Fen Eagle 16-09-2021 09:35 AM

The subtle difference is to and from work, or for work.

jimos_uk 16-09-2021 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007289)
My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.

I'm genuinely feeling this - my toaster has developed a very real and very tangible hatred of crumpets, leaving them either basically untouched or turned into hockey pucks. There is no in between unless I stand guard over it, which feels like far too much effort.

I'm umming and ahhhing over buying one of those fancy Japanese Ballmuda steam toasters to replace it which I'm sure won't be a five minute wonder like the rest of my kitchen gadgets.

Baffled Bob 2 16-09-2021 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007289)
My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.

Set it on 2.

Vendy 16-09-2021 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16006786)
I passed my test in 77 when I was still in full time education and it was a thing back then. Travel for Education was treated the same as commuting to work and it cost more.

I’m genuinely amazed you have never heard of it, I can’t recall a single policy I’ve ever had that didn’t make the distinction.

Weird. :confused:

Add me, its always been an option, recall it on the old fashioned written cover notes as tick boxes.

art malice 16-09-2021 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16007287)
How many times did you comprehensively study your insurance policy over those years?

I get a third party to do it.

Vendy 16-09-2021 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007289)
My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.

Yep that's really irritating, I do this half way toast so number 1 on the burn scale and turn the toast around when it pops up as the bottom half of the toaster is emitting more heat than the top, still not evenly toasted. Might go old school and use the grill!

Vendy 16-09-2021 10:40 AM

Just googled proper toaster, so adding to the annoyance thread all the Google results are these fake top 5/10/20 advertorial review websites that are nothing more than affiliate links - and advert trackers

Flinty 16-09-2021 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16007287)
How many times did you comprehensively study your insurance policy over those years?

Direct Line and Churchill (same company so not surprising) include commuting in their Social, Domestic & Pleasure definition, so it's not explicitly stated.

Reps AJ 16-09-2021 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 16007371)
Yep that's really irritating, I do this half way toast so number 1 on the burn scale and turn the toast around when it pops up as the bottom half of the toaster is emitting more heat than the top, still not evenly toasted. Might go old school and use the grill!

The boffins that design toasters need to go to their local supermarket and buy a few loaves of bread from popular brands to get the measurements

Johnnieboy 16-09-2021 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007398)
The boffins that design toasters need to go to their local supermarket and buy a few loaves of bread from popular brands to get the measurements

The boffins that design toasters probably do that to be fair, but the Chinese etc don't have quite the same penchant for Mother's Pride sized loaves

beef 16-09-2021 02:58 PM

Sorry for another American bashing one but it’s probably a minority: some people pronounce why and when like h-why and h-wen. It’s not at all subtle and sounds like an attempt to sound intellectual

beef 16-09-2021 03:02 PM

Sounds fine if you’re Irish but doesn’t work with the various American accents imo

pallet 16-09-2021 04:55 PM

Having to deal with people at work that act like children

Ardent Eagle Forever 16-09-2021 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16007840)
Having to deal with people at work that act like children

Having to deal with incompetent management at work. Managers who got where they are through crawling. Managers who've never had quality training, and really don't get what it means to be Managers. Glory hunters who get rich off other peoples efforts.

In my life I've had very few good managers. My current bos is probably the best ever.

Fatboy 16-09-2021 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007289)
My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.




And I thought it was just my fecking one. :D

Morphy Richards by chance?

Hedgehog 16-09-2021 06:19 PM

Firefox (again). About 6 months ago after an update all the background for drop down menus went black with white lettering.... I hated it, but after 6 month I'd got used to it.

Yesterday I let it do another update and low and behold the drop down menus have gone back to black letters on a white background.

Now I hate this and want to go back to white on black. Searched the settings inside out (as I did before) and can't find a way to change this.

Why can't these people leave stuff alone FFS!

Les Butler 16-09-2021 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16007840)
Having to deal with people at work that act like children

So you come here :eek:;)

Les Butler 16-09-2021 06:30 PM

I think the toaster stuff should have a thread of its own, it feels like an old school BBS subject :D

Les Butler 16-09-2021 06:34 PM

I see old town Eagle on here, did you ever go to the old town boys club above the fire station?

Few weddings there as well.

davech 16-09-2021 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16007289)
My toaster, for two reasons...

1. A slice of bread doesn't fit in. Who designed and tested this? Surely a basic requirement for a toaster

2. It has a toasting setting from 1-7. 1 is lighted toasted, 2 is fully toasted and everything a fraction above 2 is cremated.

Yours as well? Even crumpets only require No.4.

And why don't they do a compartment that can take 2 slices + filling so I can do my Cheese and Onion toastie?

Hpalace 16-09-2021 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16008105)
Yours as well? Even crumpets only require No.4.

And why don't they do a compartment that can take 2 slices + filling so I can do my Cheese and Onion toastie?

They do but they’re a bit bigger and the other way round. Otherwise everything would fall out due to, err, gravity :)

https://www.breville.co.uk/sandwich-makers/

I find they’re not big enough for crumpets and they get stuck when toasting so when late in the morning there is a choice; risk death by using a knife to prod them out or be late? Modern tech solved that one too (turning off the plug also works but weirdly seems more effort than using a tool).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Plastic-Coo...49/bn_17744367

davech 16-09-2021 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Hpalace (Post 16008159)
They do but theyíre a bit bigger and the other way round. Otherwise everything would fall out due to, err, gravity :)

https://www.breville.co.uk/sandwich-makers/

I find theyíre not big enough for crumpets and they get stuck when toasting so when late in the morning there is a choice; risk death by using a knife to prod them out or be late? Modern tech solved that one too (turning off the plug also works).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Plastic-Coo...49/bn_17744367

Had a few of those sandwich makers. They are useless. Most only take small loaf size anyway. I meant ones like the sandwich bars have where you lower the sandwich clamped in a wire frame into the toaster. Make great toasties. I want one of those.

Crumpets are fine in my DeLonghi, though.

PeterH 17-09-2021 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 16007371)
Yep that's really irritating, I do this half way toast so number 1 on the burn scale and turn the toast around when it pops up as the bottom half of the toaster is emitting more heat than the top, still not evenly toasted. Might go old school and use the grill!

The dilemma before leaving the house. Will a number 1 suffice or better to wait for a number 2.

Johnnieboy 17-09-2021 04:57 AM

Those conveyor belt toasters in hotels are useless too. Minimum of 2 times through whilst everyone queues up behind you, tutting about the smoke after you misjudge the need for a third run

CT_Palace 17-09-2021 05:28 AM

Much maligning of toasters, but has anyone considered the other item in the equation? The bread. Bread with a high water content- the more soft and pliable the higher the water content. This bread will always take longer to toast than a drier bread (or an older soft and pliable slice). Different grains too will toast at different rates.
Another factor is are you using the toaster from cold or has a couple of slices popped out recently? This alone can result in a woefully under toasted slice or equally a burnt husk.

Johnnieboy 17-09-2021 05:51 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16008244)
Much maligning of toasters, but has anyone considered the other item in the equation? The bread. Bread with a high water content- the more soft and pliable the higher the water content. This bread will always take longer to toast than a drier bread (or an older soft and pliable slice). Different grains too will toast at different rates.
Another factor is are you using the toaster from cold or has a couple of slices popped out recently? This alone can result in a woefully under toasted slice or equally a burnt husk.

I think you are misjudging the underlying sentiment here with your multiple variables and due consideration.

We all just want our toast and eat it. That we can't is someone else's fault, irrespective of our own input.

JJ 17-09-2021 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Johnnieboy (Post 16008240)
Those conveyor belt toasters in hotels are useless too. Minimum of 2 times through whilst everyone queues up behind you, tutting about the smoke after you misjudge the need for a third run

That's only because some idiot has changed the speed of the conveyor.

JamesV 17-09-2021 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16008105)
Yours as well? Even crumpets only require No.4.

And why don't they do a compartment that can take 2 slices + filling so I can do my Cheese and Onion toastie?

Our Dualit toaster makes toasted sandwiches vertically. It comes with a cage to put the unmade sandwich in so the filling doesn’t fall out - but doesn’t work well with baked beans.

Adlerhorst 17-09-2021 06:30 AM

My toaster is fine.

pallet 17-09-2021 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16008244)
Much maligning of toasters, but has anyone considered the other item in the equation? The bread. Bread with a high water content- the more soft and pliable the higher the water content. This bread will always take longer to toast than a drier bread (or an older soft and pliable slice). Different grains too will toast at different rates.
Another factor is are you using the toaster from cold or has a couple of slices popped out recently? This alone can result in a woefully under toasted slice or equally a burnt husk.

Are you a toaster salesman?:)

Reps AJ 17-09-2021 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16008244)
Much maligning of toasters, but has anyone considered the other item in the equation? The bread. Bread with a high water content- the more soft and pliable the higher the water content. This bread will always take longer to toast than a drier bread (or an older soft and pliable slice). Different grains too will toast at different rates.
Another factor is are you using the toaster from cold or has a couple of slices popped out recently? This alone can result in a woefully under toasted slice or equally a burnt husk.

I'll settle for a scenario where the slice of bread fits in the toaster

Hpalace 17-09-2021 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16008286)
I'll settle for a scenario where the slice of bread fits in the toaster

Shouldnít you buy bread that fits your toaster rather than expecting your toaster to adapt size to fit your bread?

Jim Cannon 17-09-2021 08:02 AM

CPFC box office

Reps AJ 17-09-2021 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Hpalace (Post 16008318)
Shouldnít you buy bread that fits your toaster rather than expecting your toaster to adapt size to fit your bread?

I should have taken a slice of bread with me when I went toaster shopping instead of naively expecting toaster makers to know how big slices of bread are

Martin H 17-09-2021 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16008244)
Much maligning of toasters, but has anyone considered the other item in the equation? The bread. Bread with a high water content- the more soft and pliable the higher the water content. This bread will always take longer to toast than a drier bread (or an older soft and pliable slice). Different grains too will toast at different rates.
Another factor is are you using the toaster from cold or has a couple of slices popped out recently? This alone can result in a woefully under toasted slice or equally a burnt husk.

So complex that itís hardly worth the trouble. Thatís why I prefer a nice bit of hot crumpet in the morning. :)

Hpalace 17-09-2021 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16008323)
I should have taken a slice of bread with me when I went toaster shopping instead of naively expecting toaster makers to know how big slices of bread are

The independent consider slot size the first consideration when buying a toaster. A bit like buying a slim fit shirt if you are carrying a few lockdown pounds wonít work well.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.i...881.html%3famp

Reps AJ 17-09-2021 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Fatboy (Post 16007882)
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And I thought it was just my fecking one. :D

Morphy Richards by chance?

Russell Hobbs. God, that means they're everywhere :sob:

Reps AJ 17-09-2021 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Hpalace (Post 16008331)
The independent consider slot size the first consideration when buying a toaster. A bit like buying a slim fit shirt if you are carrying a few lockdown pounds won’t work well.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.i...881.html%3famp

I think it's more like average adult human purchases clothes advertised as suitable for average adult humans only to discover they were designed for wcb.

stange555 17-09-2021 09:28 AM

kitchen bins. We've got a double bin, left hand side for usual crap, right for recycling. Pedal operated. A couple of months ago, the flimsy plastic "eye" on the inside of the lid snapped off (this is the part that the metal rod that shoots upwards when you tread on the pedal is hooked in to). So now lid doesn't open with the pedal and the only other way to open it is to hook a finger nail under the lid. Yesterday, the right hand one went the same way. Why are things so badly made these days?

Joe85 17-09-2021 09:35 AM

I've had a leak on the boundary of my drive for about 3 months. In that time Thames Water have told me that the leak is there side, dug up the isolation Valve, then told me it was my side, turned up again a few weeks later to dig a whole on my side only to stop halfway through because the leak was from their valve, turned up a few weeks after that, dug up their valve, replaced it and refilled the hole only to discover the leak was on my side.

They're here again today, digging up my drive to repair it. I've no water in the house, the kids have emptied all the cisterns, and i need a massive shit.

davech 17-09-2021 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16008323)
I should have taken a slice of bread with me when I went toaster shopping instead of naively expecting toaster makers to know how big slices of bread are

I personally still miss toasting a nice chunk of bread on a long-handled fork in front of an open fire, with plenty of butter.

Tripod 10 17-09-2021 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16008286)
I'll settle for a scenario where the slice of bread fits in the toaster

I have a knife.
Cunningly, it has the ability to cut bits off that get in the way ;)
Thay way, you also have a tasty piece of uncooked toast to nibble on whilst waiting.

Reps AJ 17-09-2021 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Tripod 10 (Post 16008519)
I have a knife.
Cunningly, it has the ability to cut bits off that get in the way ;)
Thay way, you also have a tasty piece of uncooked toast to nibble on whilst waiting.

I can only assume you design toasters for a living :supergrin:

V.Meldrew 17-09-2021 10:46 AM

Discarded masks in the street everywhere, ffs what is wrong with some people ? Can they not throw them away when they get home ?

Jim Cannon 17-09-2021 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Tripod 10 (Post 16008519)
Thay way, you also have a tasty piece of uncooked toast to nibble on whilst waiting.

Uncooked toast? Is that called bread?:D

west country boy 17-09-2021 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16008448)
I personally still miss toasting a nice chunk of bread on a long-handled fork in front of an open fire, with plenty of butter.

I think that's what Aldershot's toaster does.

Reps AJ 17-09-2021 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16008741)
I think that's what Aldershot's toaster butler does.

EFA

Maidstoned Eagle 17-09-2021 11:12 AM

It amazes me that people are prepared to spend ridiculous money on a poncy coffee machine to make something you can get better in a cafť...but **** all on a toaster.

I can only assume it's the lack of man buns and a pretty pinny that puts you off.

Reps AJ 17-09-2021 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16008752)
It amazes me that people are prepared to spend ridiculous money on a poncy coffee machine to make something you can get better in a cafť...but **** all on a toaster.

I can only assume it's the lack of man buns and a pretty pinny that puts you off.

Who are these people?


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