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Aquila_17 12-11-2021 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16096850)
Very good!

Maybe more like the Swiss Navy...

Ahem, Mr Hedgehog.... Switzerland has a very fine Merchant Navy: https://www.globalfirepower.com/coun...id=switzerland

... but I forgive you :D

strawberry mivi 12-11-2021 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16096490)
Do they not still just look up at the sun and say 'It will be dark in two hours, Billy Joe', like they did in the Westerns? Though how they measure 2 hours without a watch is a bit of a mystery.

Try this.
Hold your hand out at arms length and count how many fingers there are between the bottom of the Sun and the horizon. Each finger represents 15 minutes til sunset.
(Only works on holiday when you can see the sun and the sea)

strawberry mivi 12-11-2021 03:26 PM

Hasn't our own Mr Hoskins got a Merchant Navy?

Isle of Wight 12-11-2021 03:32 PM

Private parking charges from a hotel where my son dropped a mate off and was there the VAST time of 14 mins but they want to "fine" him £100. Thieving gits.

Eagle's Nest 12-11-2021 03:32 PM

Please for the love of God will people stop posting polls on linkedin

Vendy 12-11-2021 04:39 PM

price of fuel - almost broke £100 to fill up, first time ever. £1.49 a litre of diesel.

Hedgehog 12-11-2021 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by andyocpfc (Post 16100560)
Avocados!

Cut in to the gits too early and they’re hard and horrible tasting, get it a minute late and the sods are brown and inedible. ‘Ready and ripe’ - my f—king arse!

Funny you say that, we have been having horrible problems with avocados this year. They are either rock hard, or overnight go to bruised rotten black/brown mush. (I guess that's what you just said).

And we bloody grow them here in California...

Having said that I opened one yesterday and it was perfect. Probably the first one this year. Meghan and I finished it for breakfast this morning on toast. :rolleyes:

Isle of Wight 12-11-2021 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16100791)
Funny you say that, we have been having horrible problems with avocados this year. They are either rock hard, or overnight go to bruised rotten black/brown mush. (I guess that's what you just said).

And we bloody grow them here in California...

Having said that I opened one yesterday and it was perfect. Probably the first one this year. Meghan and I finished it for breakfast this morning on toast. :rolleyes:

Hah busted! Get your Mrs to stop with the porkies. I always suspected you were a Palace supporter as you thought the club was named after your house.

Scrumpy 12-11-2021 05:42 PM

WiFi on the undergeround. Possibly the worst decision ever.

The amount of twats dawdling along busy platforms with their faces buried in WhatsApp really pisses me off.

weltklasse 12-11-2021 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16100626)
Ahem, Mr Hedgehog.... Switzerland has a very fine Merchant Navy: https://www.globalfirepower.com/coun...id=switzerland

... but I forgive you :D

they also have some patrol boats too

https://www.globalsecurity.org/milit...80-image01.jpg

Hedgehog 12-11-2021 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16100798)
Hah busted! Get your Mrs to stop with the porkies. I always suspected you were a Palace supporter as you thought the club was named after your house.

We are not amused... ;)

Hedgehog 12-11-2021 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16100791)
Funny you say that, we have been having horrible problems with avocados this year. They are either rock hard, or overnight go to bruised rotten black/brown mush. (I guess that's what you just said).

And we bloody grow them here in California...

Having said that I opened one yesterday and it was perfect. Probably the first one this year. Meghan and I finished it for breakfast this morning on toast. :rolleyes:

I just took a look at the little label they stick on the avocados and it says they are from Peru... WTF!

west country boy 12-11-2021 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 16100805)
they also have some patrol boats too

https://www.globalsecurity.org/milit...80-image01.jpg

Protecting the Fourth Reich's secret underwater lair?

Aquila_17 12-11-2021 08:34 PM

:)
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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 16100805)
they also have some patrol boats too

... didn't know that. Danke für das Bild :)

Aquila_17 12-11-2021 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16100861)
Protecting the Fourth Reich's secret underwater lair?

That could almost be amusing if the image was taken in Austria, Bavaria or Poland ;) ...
Hopp Schwiiz!

Maidstoned Eagle 12-11-2021 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16100791)
Funny you say that, we have been having horrible problems with avocados this year. They are either rock hard, or overnight go to bruised rotten black/brown mush. (I guess that's what you just said).

And we bloody grow them here in California...

Having said that I opened one yesterday and it was perfect. Probably the first one this year. Meghan and I finished it for breakfast this morning on toast. :rolleyes:

Two types of avos, Haas and Fuerte. Haas is the pimples skin type and usually ready to harvest from Feb, fuerte is smooth skin and ready about now. If you're having problems it's probably because yours are force grown out of season. I have 15 trees in my land, 2 of which are the fuerte type and are lovely and stay ripe for a while.

The Haas type we pick next year will stay fresh on the tree for several months.

El Aguila 12-11-2021 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16100858)
I just took a look at the little label they stick on the avocados and it says they are from Peru... WTF!

Proper Spanish speaking avocados or aguacates, none of yer yank rubbish.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-11-2021 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16100952)
Proper Spanish speaking avocados or aguacates, none of yer yank rubbish.

The Haas type was created in California to try and capture the market from the dagos

west country boy 12-11-2021 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16100943)
That could almost be amusing if the image was taken in Austria, Bavaria or Poland ;) ...
Hopp Schwiiz!

Are you another one of welt's cousins with all that Nazi gold "resting" in your account?

Aquila_17 13-11-2021 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16100956)
Are you another one of welt's cousins with all that Nazi gold "resting" in your account?

I don't have a Swiss bank account so I'll leave you to figure it out. But you raise an interesting question, which is... are you one of the Brits who spent all the Nazi gold that was in your account?

west country boy 13-11-2021 12:58 AM

You make as much sense as welt so I'll assume the answer to the first part of my question is "yes".

As for your question, I have no f~cking idea what you are on about apart from knowing it is not "interesting". I have never had more than a couple brass farthings to rub against each other (why I should want to do such a thing I'm not sure) and am not in the slightest bit patriotic or nationalistic.

CT_Palace 13-11-2021 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16100952)
Proper Spanish speaking avocados or aguacates, none of yer yank rubbish.

Aguacate comes from the Aztec word ahuacatl ( probably pre Aztec - I don’t remember exactly) meaning testicle.
Called palta down here (another native word). Avocado is a word invented by the American growers deemed more acceptable to the buying public than the original name of Alligator Pear.

west country boy 13-11-2021 01:29 AM

If their nadgers were that big it's no surprise they had problems running away from the dagos.

Maidstoned Eagle 13-11-2021 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16101049)
Aguacate comes from the Aztec word ahuacatl ( probably pre Aztec - I don’t remember exactly) meaning testicle.
Called palta down here (another native word). Avocado is a word invented by the American growers deemed more acceptable to the buying public than the original name of Alligator Pear.

The aguacate business in Chile is mad, with people stealing water etc

El Aguila 13-11-2021 08:33 AM

Though as I remember it, they were only invented in England at some point in the late 70s.

west country boy 13-11-2021 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16101114)
Though as I remember it, they were only invented in England at some point in the late 70s.

As a by-product of the bathroom industry?

El Aguila 13-11-2021 08:41 AM

I just read up on this. M&S introduced them in 1968 as “avocado pears”, which is what my mum used to call them. It was at first unsuccessful owing to the confusion created by the name - housewives trying to stew them and serving them with custard. They must have made it to Sainsbury’s quite a bit later, in any case.

Stavros 69 13-11-2021 09:02 AM

When paying on your card these days being made to feel guilty asking to see how much they’ve put into the machine.
3 times in the last month people as put in the wrong amount.
I’m asking to look at the screen for the purchase I’m making in your shop you ****tard.

Pidster 13-11-2021 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16100950)
Two types of avos, Haas and Fuerte. Haas is the pimples skin type and usually ready to harvest from Feb, fuerte is smooth skin and ready about now. If you're having problems it's probably because yours are force grown out of season. I have 15 trees in my land, 2 of which are the fuerte type and are lovely and stay ripe for a while.

The Haas type we pick next year will stay fresh on the tree for several months.

Are you trying to start a “land off” with Dicky?

Pidster 13-11-2021 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16101136)
When paying on your card these days being made to feel guilty asking to see how much they’ve put into the machine.
3 times in the last month people as put in the wrong amount.
I’m asking to look at the screen for the purchase I’m making in your shop you ****tard.

I am sure the people in the shops are just trying to do the best for the charities that run them.

Aquila_17 13-11-2021 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16101048)
As for your question, I have no f~cking idea what you are on about apart from knowing it is not "interesting"

Don't get interested in this:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23513654
:hi:

west country boy 13-11-2021 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16101173)
Don't get interested in this:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23513654
:hi:

How does that show that "Brits" had Nazi gold in their accounts, mini-welt?

Aquila_17 13-11-2021 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16101217)
How does that show that "Brits" had Nazi gold in their accounts, mini-welt?

Now that would be waste of my life if I had to explain it to you.
Do you like pineapple?

CT_Palace 13-11-2021 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16101084)
The aguacate business in Chile is mad, with people stealing water etc

Very.
We’ve been looking to move out of the city. We’ve seen some fantastic affordable properties which due to nearby avocado plantations, are utterly dry. Wells are useless and they have to have water trucked in.
Which is very annoying.

weltklasse 13-11-2021 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16100861)
Protecting the Fourth Reich's secret underwater lair?

only mon - fri during office hours...like the airforce used to operate.:)

west country boy 13-11-2021 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 16101780)
only mon - fri during office hours...like the airforce used to operate.:)

Please tell me that's true!

ChiswickEagle 13-11-2021 02:30 PM

The bloody band at England football matches. I was sat directly above them last night. Just not necessary.

weltklasse 13-11-2021 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16101794)
Please tell me that's true!

The airforce used to operate that way...it has changed now.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-a...clock/46253116

weltklasse 13-11-2021 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiswickEagle (Post 16101795)
The bloody band at England football matches. I was sat directly above them last night. Just not necessary.

UVF fans?:)

Maidstoned Eagle 13-11-2021 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 16101142)
Are you trying to start a “land off” with Dicky?

He would win

Maidstoned Eagle 13-11-2021 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16101779)
Very.
We’ve been looking to move out of the city. We’ve seen some fantastic affordable properties which due to nearby avocado plantations, are utterly dry. Wells are useless and they have to have water trucked in.
Which is very annoying.

Watched a documentary on Netflix about it. Getting similar problems here as well

weltklasse 13-11-2021 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16101802)
Watched a documentary on Netflix about it. Getting similar problems here as well

\

I merntion this to Vegans all the time, they don't like it.

west country boy 13-11-2021 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 16101796)
The airforce used to operate that way...it has changed now.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-a...clock/46253116

That is terrific. Thank you.

west country boy 13-11-2021 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16101244)
Now that would be waste of my life if I had to explain it to you.

If I wanted to know about the UK banking system I would ask a real expert like DANGERMOUSE - assistant manager at Lloyd's Neasden no less.

Hedgehog 13-11-2021 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16101779)
Very.
We’ve been looking to move out of the city. We’ve seen some fantastic affordable properties which due to nearby avocado plantations, are utterly dry. Wells are useless and they have to have water trucked in.
Which is very annoying.

We had a similar thing happen out our way a few years back.

A guy started a winery, acres of grapes and a nice house with a tasting room.

As this is a bit off the beaten track, all the surrounding homes are large ranch style which get their water from wells. Mysteriously all these wells started to prematurely dry up.

Apparently the guy with the winery was somehow using all their water up on his land.

There was quite a to-do, but not heard anything lately, so not sure how it got resolved if it did.

mushroom 14-11-2021 04:56 PM

Having to go to work on a Sunday night after playing football... its cold and dark outside, I just wanna go to bed.

cappuccinoeagle 14-11-2021 06:55 PM

Australia winning the T20 cup final is irritating

PeterH 14-11-2021 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16101779)
Very.
We’ve been looking to move out of the city. We’ve seen some fantastic affordable properties which due to nearby avocado plantations, are utterly dry. Wells are useless and they have to have water trucked in.
Which is very annoying.

And the usual corruption from one set of politicians being in power for too long.

A fair number of the 'socialist' cristian democrats sold state land to themselves at some stupidly cheap price - say 10p in the pound for arguments sake. Specifically to have avocado plantations. These got first dibs of the water runiing off the mountains - leaving everyone else with little.

Throw in the apartment building explosion along the coast, and that probably takes the rest.

Land that has been using that water since pre-colonial times now have none.

Oddly, this political ownership of these orchards? never seems to get mentioned on any news or documentary programme related to the water crisis. Not a mention during the wider COP26 debacle, either.

It is as though these plantations don't exist.

pallet 15-11-2021 11:05 AM

People who dont turn up to interviews

Aquila_17 15-11-2021 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16103269)
People who dont turn up to interviews

Turning up for an interview where the interviewers haven't got a scooby

Reps AJ 15-11-2021 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16103269)
People who dont turn up to interviews

Turning up for an interview and then never hearing from the company again

pallet 15-11-2021 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16103303)
Turning up for an interview and then never hearing from the company again

Agreed. However being the person that has to make those calls, it isnt a nice thing to, most people probably bottle it knowing that not many people have the balls to call and chase up if they have the job or not. I having been on the other end consciously make an effort to call people either way

CK 15-11-2021 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16103303)
Turning up for an interview and then never hearing from the company again

Going to an interview and getting the job. Then turning up on the first day and the manager says "sorry we filled that role internally but there is another different position available if that's OK?"
Like you have an option:wallbash::wallbash:

Johnnieboy 15-11-2021 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16103379)
Agreed. However being the person that has to make those calls, it isnt a nice thing to, most people probably bottle it knowing that not many people have the balls to call and chase up if they have the job or not. I having been on the other end consciously make an effort to call people either way

Even if you were the one out of however many who got the job, would anyone really want to work for a company that treats all the other people so badly that they can't even be bothered to automatically say thanks but no thanks, let alone why? That type of mistreatment will be coming your way too as an employee one day.

Of course it's not as heartwarming as telling people they've been successful, but there will always be more who didn't succeed at an interview than did, so it's a much more fundamental part of the job.

I can't believe people actually bottle telling candidates, that is so weak.

I'm glad you make the effort pallet, but those who don't should be "let go" immediately, and given shit references, grrr

PeterH 15-11-2021 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by CK (Post 16103411)
Going to an interview and getting the job. Then turning up on the first day and the manager says "sorry we filled that role internally but there is another different position available if that's OK?"
Like you have an option:wallbash::wallbash:

Yep, probably as an underling to the role you thought you had been given.

Nothing beats starting the job with a widespread feeling of rancour, and distrust. Be very hard to have any respect for the person who got your job.

Probably all due to some feckwitt who had started the interview process without going through internal HR norms beforehand.

'You do realise that this company has a policy of offering roles internally first.....'


...feck how do I get out of this, I know, put my bullshit face on..

PeterH 15-11-2021 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnnieboy (Post 16103609)
Even if you were the one out of however many who got the job, would anyone really want to work for a company that treats all the other people so badly that they can't even be bothered to automatically say thanks but no thanks, let alone why? That type of mistreatment will be coming your way too as an employee one day.

Of course it's not as heartwarming as telling people they've been successful, but there will always be more who didn't succeed at an interview than did, so it's a much more fundamental part of the job.

I can't believe people actually bottle telling candidates, that is so weak.

I'm glad you make the effort pallet, but those who don't should be "let go" immediately, and given shit references, grrr


In Chile, banks don't even contact their clients to tell them their credit application has been rejected. They just hope the problem goes away on its own.

The client waits a week, and then waits another week thinking that it is good manners to be patient. Then rings or emails and gets told the bad news. The bad news was available a week earlier.

Relly week emotional intelligence, and they live in their own bubble without the issues and problems facing regular people.

Worksop Palace 15-11-2021 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CK (Post 16103411)
Going to an interview and getting the job. Then turning up on the first day and the manager says "sorry we filled that role internally but there is another different position available if that's OK?"
Like you have an option:wallbash::wallbash:

They can’t do that surely ??

art malice 15-11-2021 04:34 PM

Wickes in Croydon.

Wickes in Croydon playing Christmas tunes.

Hedgehog 15-11-2021 04:52 PM

Updated my wife's iPad last night.

Completely change the appearance/location of the Apps.

She is freaking out wanting me to make it look like it did before.

Why do the ****ers do this???

Also every app you open, asks stupid questions that I don't have a clue what the correct answer is... I read it's all part of the security issues and "people" being able to "see" your stuff.

Don't Apple realize that 99% of people using their devices are not technically savvy enough to answer this stuff right, nor care.

We just went through the same with our phones on Saturday...

ChiswickEagle 15-11-2021 08:14 PM

The award of the penalty for England’s third goal tonight. Ball was clearly going out and was the merest of brushes against the fingertips. Common sense please.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 15-11-2021 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiswickEagle (Post 16104017)
The award of the penalty for England’s third goal tonight. Ball was clearly going out and was the merest of brushes against the fingertips. Common sense please.

Stonewall. Don't think I've seen a clearer penalty all season.

thereichstuff 15-11-2021 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiswickEagle (Post 16104017)
The award of the penalty for England’s third goal tonight. Ball was clearly going out and was the merest of brushes against the fingertips. Common sense please.

Did that really annoy you ?

stange555 16-11-2021 08:56 AM

Stupid postcode lottery adverts.

Reps AJ 16-11-2021 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16104365)
Stupid postcode lottery adverts.

We don't get them round here, I guess it just depends on where you live

Vendy 16-11-2021 09:16 AM

Sky using demographics to target advertising straight to my TV. Getting my fair share of Viagra by post adverts, I thought this firm must be paying a fortune for advertising and a lot must be hitting the wrong target audience, until I googled it. Adsmart by Sky.

Sky AdSmart has a revolutionary approach to TV advertising; it’s targeting abilities are so advanced that different ads can be shown to different people watching the same programme at the same time.

Households can be selected based on factors such as age, location, lifestyle or even if they have a cat!

Don’t advertise by channel, advertise by audience!

Happy Arthur 16-11-2021 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 16104379)

Households can be selected based on factors such as age, location, lifestyle or even if they have a cat!

Don’t advertise by channel, advertise by audience!

They may have even purchased cookie information. Careful what you Google ; )

Reps AJ 16-11-2021 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 16104379)
Sky using demographics to target advertising straight to my TV. Getting my fair share of Viagra by post adverts, I thought this firm must be paying a fortune for advertising and a lot must be hitting the wrong target audience, until I googled it. Adsmart by Sky.

Sky AdSmart has a revolutionary approach to TV advertising; it’s targeting abilities are so advanced that different ads can be shown to different people watching the same programme at the same time.

Households can be selected based on factors such as age, location, lifestyle or even if they have a cat!

Don’t advertise by channel, advertise by audience!

Don't let it get to you, it'll keep you up all night

Johnnieboy 16-11-2021 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16104373)
We don't get them round here, I guess it just depends on where you live

:D

Bizarro 16-11-2021 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ChiswickEagle (Post 16104017)
The award of the penalty for England’s third goal tonight. Ball was clearly going out and was the merest of brushes against the fingertips. Common sense please.

Ref's who send off a player for a second booking when their team is getting smashed. A bit of leniency wouldn't hurt.

Vendy 16-11-2021 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16104383)
Don't let it get to you, it'll keep you up all night

:D

Vendy 16-11-2021 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Happy Arthur (Post 16104382)
They may have even purchased cookie information. Careful what you Google ; )

To be honest the cat part has got me wondering, not got a clue how they could identify that!

Jukesy 16-11-2021 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro (Post 16104413)
Ref's who send off a player for a second booking when their team is getting smashed. A bit of leniency wouldn't hurt.

Until the same clogger breaks Conor's leg....

cappuccinoeagle 16-11-2021 11:35 PM

Finding out that Judith Keppel is still stealing a living on Eggheads

Hedgehog 16-11-2021 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Del Fenner (Post 16071164)
Modern taps with ceramic washers.

Why is the lock nut always done up with a comedy off-the-scale torque setting whilst simultaneously being fashioned of peanut brittle?

Even the plumbers I know shrug their shoulders and say "Don't mess about with cartridges, just replace the whole thing".

Fixing a dripping tap is now much harder than it used to be.

Just had this exact scenario last week. Cold faucet in bathroom sink was leaking through the handle, so knowing this was a cartridge, I wisely thought I would get the old one out first before legging it down to the hardware store to get a new cartridge. Using a strap wrench and my wife holding an adjustable wrench underneath as the whole thing was spinning I managed to get the decorative casing of the faucet off. The old cartridge was well and truly corroded in place. Socket wrenches with extensions couldn't move it. I even started to doubt myself I was turning it in the right direction so went off to watch a video on YouTube (I was).

I gave up, and put it all back together, and in fact the leak seemed to have gone away until today when it has come back with vengeance.

Only solution I can see is buy a complete new set (hot/cold/Spout/drain)... if only you could buy just the one you need.

A bit like having to replace a car headlight assembly because the bulb burnt out.

:wallbash:

Hedgehog 16-11-2021 11:37 PM

^ Oh, and I could hardly move for two days after crawling around under the sink!

JJ 17-11-2021 12:02 AM

The fact that in 6 months' time, and for the next 4 or 5 years after that, we'll have to put up with the Conor Gallagher - Have We Replaced Him? thing, thus adding him to the RLC and Cabaye pantheon of "Midfielders Who Are Hard To Replace And To Whom Every Midfielder Since Them Must - MUST! - be Compared."

Hedgehog 17-11-2021 01:16 AM

... When you need a part and can only buy it in packs of two (or more) and the chances of needing the second one in my life time are slim to none!

CT_Palace 17-11-2021 01:47 AM

Banks (I’m looking at you Santander) that take 3-4 months to shuffle some paper around before paying out a mortgage.
This isn’t the approval process - that’s all done. The customer is approved, the terms are concluded. It’s purely administrative.

congress 17-11-2021 06:35 AM

Celebrities doing things for charity that you look at and you think really?
Sophie Ellis Bextor supposedly dancing for 24 hours in a kitchen. She is hardly moving her feet. If you want to look at something to make your crap day feel better, look at it on BBC website, even Pudsey the bear is standing there thinking to himself put some effort in.
Eddie Izzard must be thinking I ran 26 marathons in 26 days and she is just moving one leg for 24 hours

Maidstoned Eagle 17-11-2021 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16105158)
... When you need a part and can only buy it in packs of two (or more) and the chances of needing the second one in my life time are slim to none!

How about a part which costs 5 quid, totally unavailable in Spain, which has to come from the UK, that you need asap but will be delivered between November 18th and December 23rd?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 17-11-2021 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16105186)
How about a part which costs 5 quid, totally unavailable in Spain, which has to come from the UK, that you need asap but will be delivered between November 18th and December 23rd?

Bloody Brexit eh?:rolleyes:

Andy in Rome 17-11-2021 07:41 AM

I know it's probably already been done to death - but Yodel couriers.

They give me a 3-hour timeslot for collection of a returns parcel, and tell me that the driver will contact me 30 minutes before arrival.

I've heard that story before, so I have their online tracking app fired up at the start of the allocated timeslot to keep an eye on the progress of the driver.

2 hrs 30 into the allocated timelsot and still no phone call, but I see on the app that I am now the driver's next but one stop, and that the driver is 2 streets away.

So I go down to the front door with the parcel, open the door and am standing on the front garden path, watching for the Yodel van to arrive in the street.

Look at the app - it's refreshed to say "driver was unable to collect as nobody was home - contact your consignee to arrange another collection slot".

Either Yodel are massively incompetent or they are a bunch of shysters. Personally I think its a bit of both.

I H8 CWEED 19-11-2021 08:44 AM

“Live rent free in your head”, “give your head a wobble”

davech 19-11-2021 10:37 AM

Verisure - ongoing: "It's getting dark early now - we had better get an alarm"

They are getting more and more desperate. Not only a free doorbell but a free camera too!

chrisophiex 19-11-2021 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by I H8 CWEED (Post 16108133)
“Live rent free in your head”, “give your head a wobble”


Sounds like pure Twitter feed.

Hedgehog 20-11-2021 02:12 AM

Called a painter early this morning, left a message... guys never called back.

Expecting a landscape guy to come by sometime. He calls me at 12:30 and says he will be there in and hour and a half. Never shows up.

I needed to go to a custom blinds place, and was putting off until after the landscape guy had been, so that went out the window, no pun intended.

Tradesmen, can't live with them and can't live without them...

Maz 20-11-2021 08:54 AM

A landscape painter? :confused:

Johnnieboy 20-11-2021 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16110629)
A landscape painter? :confused:

It is possible he may have been leaving messages at the wrong number. You need to dial 999 for a Constable...

Hedgehog 20-11-2021 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnnieboy (Post 16110735)
It is possible he may have been leaving messages at the wrong number. You need to dial 999 for a Constable...

I'll "Turner" blind eye to that comment.

Prince Phillip 20-11-2021 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16112575)
I'll "Turner" blind eye to that comment.

Bang on the Monet as usual, Hedge....

Maz 20-11-2021 08:13 PM

He does it so manet times.

PeterH 20-11-2021 08:18 PM

HH Landscape or Portrait?


As an aside, are you sure you are not Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm?

Hedgehog 20-11-2021 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16112623)
HH Landscape or Portrait?


As an aside, are you sure you are not Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm?

Just the common garden variety...

I never seen Curb Your Enthusiasm, but from what I know about it, you might be on to something!

Maidstoned Eagle 20-11-2021 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16112675)
Just the common garden variety...

I never seen Curb Your Enthusiasm, but from what I know about it, you might be on to something!

I dunmo, from what I've seen of Curb, the joke is that Larry is a bellend....you're not.

Hedgehog 20-11-2021 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16112730)
I dunmo, from what I've seen of Curb, the joke is that Larry is a bellend....you're not.


Thanks… I think!

I really must download a few episodes to check it out. Heard so much about it.

ozzieEagle 20-11-2021 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy in Rome (Post 16105207)
I know it's probably already been done to death - but Yodel couriers.

They give me a 3-hour timeslot for collection of a returns parcel, and tell me that the driver will contact me 30 minutes before arrival.

I've heard that story before, so I have their online tracking app fired up at the start of the allocated timeslot to keep an eye on the progress of the driver.

2 hrs 30 into the allocated timelsot and still no phone call, but I see on the app that I am now the driver's next but one stop, and that the driver is 2 streets away.

So I go down to the front door with the parcel, open the door and am standing on the front garden path, watching for the Yodel van to arrive in the street.

Look at the app - it's refreshed to say "driver was unable to collect as nobody was home - contact your consignee to arrange another collection slot".

Either Yodel are massively incompetent or they are a bunch of shysters. Personally I think its a bit of both.


I, unfortunately, had an early role 1996 to 2001 at Aus Post as a Parcel Driver. Your guy probably fell behind schedule and skipped a few streets to catch back up. Especially if there were only one or two or indeed only yours in the local vicinity. Only takes a kid answering the door, with "mum will be here in a minute to put you 3 or 4 minutes behind (aka 1 or 2 pick ups or drops) Get 3 or more of those and suddenly you're twenty minutes or more behind.

AFAIK the delivery rate for parcel drivers is 21 per hour.... It is in this country in a metropolitan area at least. Thats one every 3 minutes.... work that out for driving to destination....finding a parking spot.... removing item from van... locking the van...knocking on door.... going back to van, unlocking the van.... starting her up and then onto the next spot. It gets even worse if the driver is a private contractor and paid by the parcel. (circa 1.30 AUD per parcel currently... all costs including holiday pay, fuel, van ownership insurance and sick pay incurred by the driver.... hence they work over 12 hours minimum per day.... average 14 hours and they don't get paid for sorting and set up.... And that's @ Aus post the private companies are even worse. I would imagine the rest of the world follows similar examples.

Twas honestly the worst, most thankless, most miserable job I've ever had in my life. Can't believe I managed to stick it out for so long...but two kids under 5 means you don't have much choice but to be a responsible bread winner.

Andy in Rome 21-11-2021 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16112768)
I, unfortunately, had an early role 1996 to 2001 at Aus Post as a Parcel Driver. Your guy probably fell behind schedule and skipped a few streets to catch back up. Especially if there were only one or two or indeed only yours in the local vicinity. Only takes a kid answering the door, with "mum will be here in a minute to put you 3 or 4 minutes behind (aka 1 or 2 pick ups or drops) Get 3 or more of those and suddenly you're twenty minutes or more behind.



AFAIK the delivery rate for parcel drivers is 21 per hour.... It is in this country in a metropolitan area at least. Thats one every 3 minutes.... work that out for driving to destination....finding a parking spot.... removing item from van... locking the van...knocking on door.... going back to van, unlocking the van.... starting her up and then onto the next spot. It gets even worse if the driver is a private contractor and paid by the parcel. (circa 1.30 AUD per parcel currently... all costs including holiday pay, fuel, van ownership insurance and sick pay incurred by the driver.... hence they work over 12 hours minimum per day.... average 14 hours and they don't get paid for sorting and set up.... And that's @ Aus post the private companies are even worse. I would imagine the rest of the world follows similar examples.



Twas honestly the worst, most thankless, most miserable job I've ever had in my life. Can't believe I managed to stick it out for so long...but two kids under 5 means you don't have much choice but to be a responsible bread winner.

I'm sure you're right. The tracker app showed that the guy had 200 drop offs to make that day - that's a hell of a lot of knocking at doors.

And I would have some sympathy if this was an isolated incident, but it isn't. I've had troubles with Yodel before - deliveries left with neighbours while we were sat at home wondering whern the driver was going to arrive, deliveries left "in your garden shed", when we don't have a garden shed - the list goes on.

Speaking to friends I'm not the only one to have these sort of experiences with the company - so it's obviously a major and recurring problem within the organisation. Which begs the question - if the current operating model is failing so regularly why the hell don't the powers that be do something about it?

I guess the answer is that suppliers still use them because they are cheaper - but this will eventually backfire because consumers will just stop buying from them if they only have a less than 50:50 chance of the goods actually arriving.

Hedgehog 23-11-2021 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16109415)
Called a painter early this morning, left a message... guys never called back.

Expecting a landscape guy to come by sometime. He calls me at 12:30 and says he will be there in and hour and a half. Never shows up.

I needed to go to a custom blinds place, and was putting off until after the landscape guy had been, so that went out the window, no pun intended.

Tradesmen, can't live with them and can't live without them...

Got fed up with lack of response from first painter... moved on to another one.

He answers the phone, sounds a decent chap, lives close by. He says he will be by at 3:00. Come 4:00 no sign of him, so text him asking if he is still coming. Texts back he will be here at 5:00. Shouldn't it be him texting me that he won't be here to 5:00?

As for Landscape guy - totally gone AWOL. Not answering his phone today.

What if I was still working and had to take time off to meet this guys... painful.

Oh, and I forgot... still no response from the blinds company.

Maidstoned Eagle 23-11-2021 10:08 AM

Isn't there any Mexicans you can employ?

Pidster 23-11-2021 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16116178)
Isn't there any Mexicans you can employ?

Frida Kahlo is not returning calls.


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