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chateauferret 18-01-2021 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by stamford triumph (Post 15601925)
Mind you, the Go Compare one with the needy singer trying to prove he is an actual singer with a clip of him actually singing is really cringe inducing. What is it with these price comparison sites?

They employ advertising consultants so stupid that they produce an advertising campaign based on meerkats being endemic to the steppes of central Asia despite the species being the subject of the best-known natural history documentary in history, then have to come up with a pathetic back-story to try and look as if they'd bothered to watch it. Cringeworthy. That they then end up selling more plushy meerkats than insurance policies is equally bonkers.

I have to hit mute when that so-called opera singer comes on. And you forgot to mention moneysupermaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarseholes. That one is like chalk on a blackboard.

I'm amazed people actually get paid for coming up with shite like this. I must be in the wrong business.

stamford triumph 18-01-2021 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15601985)
They employ advertising consultants so stupid that they produce an advertising campaign based on meerkats being endemic to the steppes of central Asia despite the species being the subject of the best-known natural history documentary in history, then have to come up with a pathetic back-story to try and look as if they'd bothered to watch it. Cringeworthy. That they then end up selling more plushy meerkats than insurance policies is equally bonkers.

I have to hit mute when that so-called opera singer comes on. And you forgot to mention moneysupermaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarseholes. That one is like chalk on a blackboard.

I'm amazed people actually get paid for coming up with shite like this. I must be in the wrong business.

Iíve always stuck with Confused.com. Not because I like their name, advertising or James Corden but because a few years ago I spent loads of time putting my insurance information in and I really donít fancy ever doing it again. I suppose Iím their perfect customer.:rolleyes:

Blind_Eagle 18-01-2021 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15601985)
They employ advertising consultants so stupid that they produce an advertising campaign based on meerkats being endemic to the steppes of central Asia despite the species being the subject of the best-known natural history documentary in history, then have to come up with a pathetic back-story to try and look as if they'd bothered to watch it.

I donít recall recall meerkats featuring in any of the episodes of A Passion for Angling.

Selhurst Celtic 19-01-2021 12:24 AM

'The best known natural history documentary in history' is Father Ted.

Hedgehog 19-01-2021 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15601985)
They employ advertising consultants so stupid that they produce an advertising campaign based on meerkats being endemic to the steppes of central Asia despite the species being the subject of the best-known natural history documentary in history, then have to come up with a pathetic back-story to try and look as if they'd bothered to watch it. Cringeworthy. That they then end up selling more plushy meerkats than insurance policies is equally bonkers.

Is that you Alan?


KYLIE MINEAGLE 19-01-2021 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15601274)
Aussies and English speaking Sarf Africans do it to a degree too.

It's clearly a colonial thing.

Really .Kiwis living in Australia perhaps. Mind you I have never heard my NZ mate using it.

ozzieEagle 19-01-2021 03:26 AM

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strawberry mivi 19-01-2021 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 15602117)
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This ^

Maz 19-01-2021 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15601985)
They employ advertising consultants so stupid that they produce an advertising campaign based on meerkats being endemic to the steppes of central Asia despite the species being the subject of the best-known natural history documentary in history, then have to come up with a pathetic back-story to try and look as if they'd bothered to watch it. Cringeworthy. That they then end up selling more plushy meerkats than insurance policies is equally bonkers.

I have to hit mute when that so-called opera singer comes on. And you forgot to mention moneysupermaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarseholes. That one is like chalk on a blackboard.

I'm amazed people actually get paid for coming up with shite like this. I must be in the wrong business.

No, you are in the right business. I doubt if anyone would ever pay you any money for your creative output.

congress 19-01-2021 10:44 AM

Thames Water! Today i got a bill for £290 for six months water in a one bedroom flat.Uusally it is around £75-80.Because of Coronavirus they cannot send out anyone to check even though the last few days i have seen a Thames water van around here about 4 times.
Last time i argued a bill they threatened debt collectors.And now my managing agents said it is down to me even though there was a leak in the hallway downstairs where all the pipework came in.Surely it is down to the managing agents and landlord.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 19-01-2021 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15602267)
This ^

Ozzieagle is a man of few words.:D

CT_Palace 19-01-2021 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15602102)
Really .Kiwis living in Australia perhaps. Mind you I have never heard my NZ mate using it.

You never heard an Aussie say "ay"? :eek: Obviously not as frequent as the Kiwis granted, but it's there. And maybe influenced by the Kiwis living amongst them?

chateauferret 19-01-2021 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by congress (Post 15602285)
Thames Water! Today i got a bill for £290 for six months water in a one bedroom flat.Uusally it is around £75-80.Because of Coronavirus they cannot send out anyone to check even though the last few days i have seen a Thames water van around here about 4 times.
Last time i argued a bill they threatened debt collectors.And now my managing agents said it is down to me even though there was a leak in the hallway downstairs where all the pipework came in.Surely it is down to the managing agents and landlord.

Come to Scotland - here the rate for water is set by the local authority and billed with your council tax.

Bluewater eagle 19-01-2021 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by congress (Post 15602285)
Thames Water! Today i got a bill for £290 for six months water in a one bedroom flat.Uusally it is around £75-80.Because of Coronavirus they cannot send out anyone to check even though the last few days i have seen a Thames water van around here about 4 times.
Last time i argued a bill they threatened debt collectors.And now my managing agents said it is down to me even though there was a leak in the hallway downstairs where all the pipework came in.Surely it is down to the managing agents and landlord.

Come to the southwest my bill is at least £800 a year and that's with a government rebate.

stevek 19-01-2021 03:19 PM

People going out of their way to be offended in some sort of anti-PC crusade. I got the following in an email this morning (in response to a request for people to sign up to a series of surveys)


"I was going through the sign-up process.

The question of ethnicity came up. It offended me. The options were in an order I could understand, but disliked. You either order every option in alphabetical order, or you order it by dominance.

What you have done is group ethnicity by colour - brown, black, white. You have completely ignored what all the television adverts tell us, and that is that EVERY SINGLE FAMILY in the UK is a mixed-raced partnership! "Half-cast" should be at the top of your list.

Anyway, thanks to your political correctness, I would like to be removed from this group."

(For the record, the ethnicity categories and order were those used by the ONS.)

And yet it is the 'left' who are called the 'snowflakes'!

Isle of Wight 19-01-2021 03:23 PM

Brentford having to report racist abuse of Toney. FFS what is wrong with people don’t they see the fking signs at the grounds or the players taking a stand. Getting so pissed off with this as it seems to be every day someone is being a ****.

Chillo 19-01-2021 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15602668)
Brentford having to report racist abuse of Toney. FFS what is wrong with people donít they see the fking signs at the grounds or the players taking a stand. Getting so pissed off with this as it seems to be every day someone is being a ****.

But with so few people in the ground - staff from both clubs, a few journalists, scouts etc. - who could it be? :confused:

Isle of Wight 19-01-2021 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Chillo (Post 15602673)
But with so few people in the ground - staff from both clubs, a few journalists, scouts etc. - who could it be? :confused:

Donít care who it is, they are an arsehole that should be named and shamed

Chillo 19-01-2021 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15602685)
Donít care who it is, they are an arsehole that should be named and shamed

I agree 100%; just was trying to get my head around who it might be (that doesn't work with the players)?!

chateauferret 19-01-2021 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15602660)
People going out of their way to be offended in some sort of anti-PC crusade. I got the following in an email this morning (in response to a request for people to sign up to a series of surveys)


"What you have done is group ethnicity by colour - brown, black, white. You have completely ignored what all the television adverts tell us, and that is that EVERY SINGLE FAMILY in the UK is a mixed-raced partnership! "Half-cast" should be at the top of your list.

That is absolutely laughable, isn't it?

You really ought to do a remedial course in Iron Age history. You could accidentally have aligned yourself with the descendants of King *Gwrmph in preference to those of King *Aghrrrp.

Or you should have told him why chimpanzees weren't on the list at all!

PeterH 19-01-2021 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15602091)
'The best known natural history documentary in history' is Father Ted.

I think that early 80's Millwall documentary beats it.

PeterH 19-01-2021 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15602685)
Donít care who it is, they are an arsehole that should be named and shamed

I would have suggested Ron Noades, but that ship has sailed.

PeterH 19-01-2021 09:38 PM

Sakho being in Dubai, all things considered, is starting to grate.

Hedgehog 19-01-2021 09:47 PM

I very large and heavy pine cone falling from a great height and shattering our patio table glass top into a million pieces.

Bloody wind...

PeterH 19-01-2021 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15603340)
I very large and heavy pine cone falling from a great height and shattering our patio table glass top into a million pieces.

Bloody wind...

HH you have some mishaps in your garden/patio.

Hedgehog 19-01-2021 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15603361)
HH you have some mishaps in your garden/patio.

Don't get me started...

We are having a Michael Fish type wind storm today... actually pretty unnerving when you are surrounded by big old trees.

Plus some plumbing issues under the bathroom sink, but that's for another day.

palacemetros 20-01-2021 12:01 AM

News reports.

Sole intention these days seems to be to be as negative and shocking as possible. There is never any positive news. Even if it's a quiet news day, they always find something negative to report on, even if it means bending the truth or even outright lies.

It's no wonder when there is a serious message to relate, people have already switched off.

Latvian 20-01-2021 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by palacemetros (Post 15603544)
News reports.

Sole intention these days seems to be to be as negative and shocking as possible. There is never any positive news. Even if it's a quiet news day, they always find something negative to report on, even if it means bending the truth or even outright lies.

It's no wonder when there is a serious message to relate, people have already switched off.

Yep, mentally draining. Never an "and finally..." story any more.

Seems the internet won't have to work hard to fully kill off TV given how horrid 24 News TV is as a source of info.

Hedgehog 20-01-2021 06:45 PM

My wife again...

I'm doing the grocery shopping and can't find certain items on her shopping list, so I text her with alternatives.

She text's back, "OK".

So I have to text back, "OK what?", and so we go on.

The bit that annoys me is when she is texting her friends she writes half of bloody War & Peace... All I get is "OK"!

cross_eyed_ed 20-01-2021 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by palacemetros (Post 15603544)
News reports.

Sole intention these days seems to be to be as negative and shocking as possible. There is never any positive news. Even if it's a quiet news day, they always find something negative to report on, even if it means bending the truth or even outright lies.

It's no wonder when there is a serious message to relate, people have already switched off.

I agree with this, albeit the media's fawning coverage of Biden's inauguration has been annoying. OK he's not Trump but he's hardly the second coming.

ob13 20-01-2021 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by congress (Post 15602285)
Thames Water! Today i got a bill for £290 for six months water in a one bedroom flat.Uusally it is around £75-80.Because of Coronavirus they cannot send out anyone to check even though the last few days i have seen a Thames water van around here about 4 times.
Last time i argued a bill they threatened debt collectors.And now my managing agents said it is down to me even though there was a leak in the hallway downstairs where all the pipework came in.Surely it is down to the managing agents and landlord.

If the meter reading is correct it is likely that leak has affected your bill,if it is now fixed?ask them to consider a leak allowance.you might need to provide a couple of readings. With peeps working from home and generally being home more usage has tended to go up but not tripled!

FrankieBoy 20-01-2021 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15605027)
My wife again...

I'm doing the grocery shopping and can't find certain items on her shopping list, so I text her with alternatives.

She text's back, "OK".

So I have to text back, "OK what?", and so we go on.

The bit that annoys me is when she is texting her friends she writes half of bloody War & Peace... All I get is "OK"!

Phone her instead you nana!

Hedgehog 20-01-2021 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by FrankieBoy (Post 15605155)
Phone her instead you nana!

I'm not a walking around the supermarket talking on the phone sort of person... :rolleyes:

RazorsEdge 20-01-2021 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15605214)
I'm not a walking around the supermarket talking on the phone sort of person... :rolleyes:

Ok.....


:)

RazorsEdge 20-01-2021 08:47 PM

Speaking of Ok, reminded me one of what a flight attendant told me as her per hate, when she goes asking coffee or tea the passengers go yes....yes what????

Hedgehog 20-01-2021 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15605229)
Speaking of Ok, reminded me one of what a flight attendant told me as her per hate, when she goes asking coffee or tea the passengers go yes....yes what????

Probably not as annoying as the passenger that answers, "Or me".

I'm sure they've never heard that one before...

Terrace Bickle 20-01-2021 09:13 PM

Women saying "We are pregnant". I'm pretty sure I didn't carry anything through my wife's pregnancies.

Jim Cannon 21-01-2021 01:30 PM

Reading today that the BBC received more than 100 complaints that Mrs Brown's Boys was not shown due to Arsenal v Newcastle over running. Now I could understand if people were complaining that excuse for a football match was being shown in the first place. But MRS BROWN'S BOYS FFS, people actually watch this shit?

Selhurst Celtic 21-01-2021 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15605229)
Speaking of Ok, reminded me one of what a flight attendant told me as her per hate, when she goes asking coffee or tea the passengers go yes....yes what????

If you're on a long haul flight* and you're asked would you like white wine or red wine with your meal, yes is a perfectly acceptable answer in my book. Drink yourself into oblivion to pass the time & pass out.

(*I've only been on a long haul flight twice - there and back.)

Jim Cannon 21-01-2021 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15606159)
If you're on a long haul flight* and you're asked would you like white wine or red wine with your meal, yes is a perfectly acceptable answer in my book. Drink yourself into oblivion to pass the time & pass out.

(*I've only been on a long haul flight twice - there and back.)

In my drinking days the answer was "as much as possible please" to be fair

Wolfnipplechips 21-01-2021 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15606159)
If you're on a long haul flight* and you're asked would you like white wine or red wine with your meal, yes is a perfectly acceptable answer in my book. Drink yourself into oblivion to pass the time & pass out.

(*I've only been on a long haul flight twice - there and back.)

SC HAS BEEN ON HOLIDAY.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 21-01-2021 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 15606144)
Reading today that the BBC received more than 100 complaints that Mrs Brown's Boys was not shown due to Arsenal v Newcastle over running. Now I could understand if people were complaining that excuse for a football match was being shown in the first place. But MRS BROWN'S BOYS FFS, people actually watch this shit?

Proof that you can find 100 people to complain about anything in a large enough population.

chateauferret 21-01-2021 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 15606144)
Reading today that the BBC received more than 100 complaints that Mrs Brown's Boys was not shown due to Arsenal v Newcastle over running. Now I could understand if people were complaining that excuse for a football match was being shown in the first place. But MRS BROWN'S BOYS FFS, people actually watch this shit?

TBF it was perfectly possible that the Arse - Toon game might have been quite funny - David Luiz is in the Arsenal squad, after all - but the probability of an episode of Mrs Brown's Boys being worth watching are precisely zero because they've all been seen before and universally panned as utter garbage.

pallet 21-01-2021 02:13 PM

Amanda Holden media whore

PALACEWU 21-01-2021 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15606193)
Amanda Holden media whore

Her face looks like it's been ironed out.

Worksop Palace 21-01-2021 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15606214)
Her face looks like it's been ironed out.

You would

PALACEWU 21-01-2021 02:50 PM

Obviously.

Sharkba1t 21-01-2021 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 15606144)
Reading today that the BBC received more than 100 complaints that Mrs Brown's Boys was not shown due to Arsenal v Newcastle over running. Now I could understand if people were complaining that excuse for a football match was being shown in the first place. But MRS BROWN'S BOYS FFS, people actually watch this shit?

LOL, There is a lot of sh1t on TV, but Mrs Browns boys is truly appalling. I don't know if there is an expression to fit this drivel, but "scraping the barrel" doesn't come close.

Sharkba1t 21-01-2021 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15606159)
If you're on a long haul flight* and you're asked would you like white wine or red wine with your meal, yes is a perfectly acceptable answer in my book. Drink yourself into oblivion to pass the time & pass out.

(*I've only been on a long haul flight twice - there and back.)

Remember TWA airlines? They used to offer Tea and Coffee with the words " Would you like some TWA Coffee, or TWA T ?" :lux:

Isle of Wight 21-01-2021 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15606235)
LOL, There is a lot of sh1t on TV, but Mrs Browns boys is truly appalling. I don't know if there is an expression to fit this drivel, but "scraping the barrel" doesn't come close.

I watched 5 mins of this once and I simply donít understand why people like this. Is anyone here going to confess and tell us WHY?

big bad John 21-01-2021 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 15606144)
Reading today that the BBC received more than 1000 complaints that Mrs Brown's Boys was not shown due to Arsenal v Newcastle over running. Now I could understand if people were complaining that excuse for a football match was being shown in the first place. But MRS BROWN'S BOYS FFS, people actually watch this shit?


I brought this up with a mate of a mate who works for the Beeb and he confirmed this. He also revealed that all 1,916 complaints came from the same number in South-East London. Also the same threat was made on each call. This was the warning that BBC executives would suffer physical damage with a sock filled with snooker balls signed by Dennis Taylor unless Mrs. B and he bhoys were back on the box, pronto.
In these, "we're all in this together," atmosphere wouldn't it be good if the good ship BBS and the load of ship 'BBC' could come together and out this mentalist.

Jim Cannon 21-01-2021 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15606403)
I brought this up with a mate of a mate who works for the Beeb and he confirmed this. He also revealed that all 1,916 complaints came from the same number in South-East London. Also the same threat was made on each call. This was the warning that BBC executives would suffer physical damage with a sock filled with snooker balls signed by Dennis Taylor unless Mrs. B and he bhoys were back on the box, pronto.
In these, "we're all in this together," atmosphere wouldn't it be good if the good ship BBS and the load of ship 'BBC' could come together and out this mentalist.

I see what you did there. Very good:D

Mad Max 21-01-2021 05:13 PM

Storm Christoph.I`m 58 and up until 10 years ago I`d never heard of poxy storm Harry f*****g Angelica,poxy Liam whatever.When the hell did this naming the storm nonsense start.Another thing,f*****g inauguration,who the hell care`s?ITV,BBC and Channel 5 all showing this shit at the same time,I don`t give a rats arse who the hell the god damned idiot is in the pox house,nothing to do with us,piss off septics.

cantspell 21-01-2021 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad Max (Post 15606411)
Storm Christoph.I`m 58 and up until 10 years ago I`d never heard of poxy storm Harry f*****g Angelica,poxy Liam whatever.When the hell did this naming the storm nonsense start.Another thing,f*****g inauguration,who the hell care`s?ITV,BBC and Channel 5 all showing this shit at the same time,I don`t give a rats arse who the hell the god damned idiot is in the pox house,nothing to do with us,piss off septics.


Loving the rant Mad max havenít seen one of those in here for a while.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 21-01-2021 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad Max (Post 15606411)
Storm Christoph.I`m 58 and up until 10 years ago I`d never heard of poxy storm Harry f*****g Angelica,poxy Liam whatever.When the hell did this naming the storm nonsense start.Another thing,f*****g inauguration,who the hell care`s?ITV,BBC and Channel 5 all showing this shit at the same time,I don`t give a rats arse who the hell the god damned idiot is in the pox house,nothing to do with us,piss off septics.

Is this because Mrs Browns Boys was cancelled ?:eek::D

Isle of Wight 21-01-2021 10:04 PM

Seeing the WANKERS at the top of the table.

cappuccinoeagle 21-01-2021 11:03 PM

The Perf With Surf ad

Stellavista 21-01-2021 11:10 PM

Not really any of my business, but a friend in their mid-50s who has a room set aside for their Star Wars collection.

Stellavista 21-01-2021 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 15606857)
The Perf With Surf ad

I've just found out that the bird (seems appropriate) is Danny Dyer's daughter.

Blind_Eagle 21-01-2021 11:31 PM

KFC’s privacy policy.

They permit themselves to gather data from your mobile device, even if you are not using their WiFi or their app, if you have WiFi search switched on within reach of their hub.

I’m sure they aren’t the only company doing this but feck me it should be illegal. How could you agree to this if you’ve never used their app or website?

Or have I somehow misread it.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 21-01-2021 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15606236)
Remember TWA airlines? They used to offer Tea and Coffee with the words " Would you like some TWA Coffee, or TWA T ?" :lux:

Reminds me of the sadistic nurse in the Singing Detective

"Tea, coffee or Ovaltine?"

"C-c-c-c-c-..."

"I'll give you some Ovaltine"

"F-f-f-f-........"

Hedgehog 22-01-2021 03:02 AM

All these videos, be it on the news or TV in general of people getting their COVID shots... Do they have to show them plunging the needle in?

I can't watch them doing it to me, and certainly don't wont to see other people getting their shot either... I know what it looks like, I don't need to see it in glorious technicolor high definition in my face!

Yes, I'm a wimp!

mushroom 22-01-2021 06:37 AM

Early shift

bubbs11 22-01-2021 07:27 AM

Liverpool, crap for 12 months and only deciding to turn up for two games...both against you know who.

JJ 22-01-2021 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15606159)
If you're on a long haul flight* and you're asked would you like white wine or red wine with your meal, yes is a perfectly acceptable answer in my book.

Same applies to many questions.

"We've just had a baby"
"Ooh congratulations, was it a boy or girl?"
"Yes." What else could it be?

strawberry mivi 22-01-2021 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15606865)
Not really any of my business, but a friend in their mid-50s who has a room set aside for their Star Wars collection.

Do you not have a playroom?
They're great.

strawberry mivi 22-01-2021 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15606965)
Same applies to many questions.

"We've just had a baby"
"Ooh congratulations, was it a boy or girl?"
"Yes." What else could it be?

The which is implied, but you knew that.

west country boy 22-01-2021 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15606965)
Same applies to many questions.

"We've just had a baby"
"Ooh congratulations, was it a boy or girl?"
"Yes." What else could it be?

Hermaphrodite?*

*probably called something else these days

Jacko 22-01-2021 10:20 AM

Twisting the lid off the milk, and the little tab for the foil seal comes off with it, meaning you have to pick at the edges of the seal, swear a bit, then just stab a knife into it instead!

pallet 22-01-2021 02:43 PM

Esayjet
Sending me an email telling me I can use my voucher to book flights. Where the bloody hell am I going to fly to???

Dodger 22-01-2021 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15606865)
Not really any of my business, but a friend in their mid-50s who has a room set aside for their Star Wars collection.

More of a Star Trek fan huh, I get ya.

CT_Palace 22-01-2021 03:47 PM

Recipes with ridiculous ingredients.
Saw one today for a soup that included Guernsey breakfast milk. WTF is Guernsey breakfast milk? Can it be bought anywhere but Guernsey? Whats so special about the "breakfast" bit?

Isle of Wight 22-01-2021 04:32 PM

Vardy having an opp and De Bruyner being out for 6 weeks so playing into the WANKERS hands m. ******* wankers !

Hedgehog 22-01-2021 05:09 PM

Having an Ad Blocker active on your browser, than nearly every website you go to blocking you from continuing unless you turn off the Ad Blocker.

RazorsEdge 22-01-2021 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15606166)
SC HAS BEEN ON HOLIDAY.

I bet it was a skiing one and all :)

Hehe

RazorsEdge 22-01-2021 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15606159)
If you're on a long haul flight* and you're asked would you like white wine or red wine with your meal, yes is a perfectly acceptable answer in my book. Drink yourself into oblivion to pass the time & pass out.

(*I've only been on a long haul flight twice - there and back.)

You get drunk quicker and all :)

RazorsEdge 22-01-2021 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15606236)
Remember TWA airlines? They used to offer Tea and Coffee with the words " Would you like some TWA Coffee, or TWA T ?" :lux:

When I fly on a plane I like to be served TWA milk and TWA coffee but I love to be served TWA tea.....

(Gosh I am showing my age now lol)

stamford triumph 22-01-2021 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15607549)
Recipes with ridiculous ingredients.
Saw one today for a soup that included Guernsey breakfast milk. WTF is Guernsey breakfast milk? Can it be bought anywhere but Guernsey? Whats so special about the "breakfast" bit?

Mary Berry chocolate cake - requires dark chocolate bars with 39% cocoa content. Shame you can’t get dark chocolate with 39% cocoa content for love nor money!

Hedgehog 22-01-2021 10:28 PM

Saturday: Phone in an order to a local restaurant for pick up. They say it will be ready in 45 minutes to an hour. No problem.

Drive over there at maybe the hour mark and find quite a few people in line. Some employee is going along taking peoples names than going and find their orders and brings it to them. I find a seat and wait, and wait, people come people go... an hour goes by (two hours since the order). Finally another employee guy sees me and asks my name, goes to where they are putting the bags of food and Bob's your uncle there is my order. Apparently it had been there all along!

Fast forward to today. Place and order on the Internet for new bathroom faucets from a big box hardware store. Last night I get the email it is ready for pick up. Head on over there this morning, and give a copy of my email to the girl on the pick-up counter. She looks in her computer and I see her making a phone call. She tells me the package is still in shipping/receiving and she asked them to find it and bring it up. 15 minutes goes by and she calls again, then goes back there to look herself. She's gone maybe 15 more minutes before she come back and tells me they are unloading a new pallet and it is probably on that. 30 more minutes go by, and to her credit I can tell she is getting embarrassed and very apologetic. Finally just for the heck of it, she takes a look on the shelf behind her, and low and behold there it is... there all the time - someone hadn't updated the info in the computer to say they moved it.

Fortunately I saw the funny side of it... not much point in being otherwise!

Annoying bit is, when I got it home, my wife didn't like the faucet's and I'm going to have to take them back!

west country boy 22-01-2021 10:32 PM

The Guardian thinking that Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson and Peter Cook were in Monty Python:

https://i.ibb.co/G7Dghkj/Four-Yorkshiremen.png

Stavros 69 22-01-2021 10:44 PM

People who check the stats of inoculations every day and moan if they’re slightly below where they should be.

Isle of Wight 22-01-2021 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15607925)
Saturday: Phone in an order to a local restaurant for pick up. They say it will be ready in 45 minutes to an hour. No problem.

Drive over there at maybe the hour mark and find quite a few people in line. Some employee is going along taking peoples names than going and find their orders and brings it to them. I find a seat and wait, and wait, people come people go... an hour goes by (two hours since the order). Finally another employee guy sees me and asks my name, goes to where they are putting the bags of food and Bob's your uncle there is my order. Apparently it had been there all along!

Fast forward to today. Place and order on the Internet for new bathroom faucets from a big box hardware store. Last night I get the email it is ready for pick up. Head on over there this morning, and give a copy of my email to the girl on the pick-up counter. She looks in her computer and I see her making a phone call. She tells me the package is still in shipping/receiving and she asked them to find it and bring it up. 15 minutes goes by and she calls again, then goes back there to look herself. She's gone maybe 15 more minutes before she come back and tells me they are unloading a new pallet and it is probably on that. 30 more minutes go by, and to her credit I can tell she is getting embarrassed and very apologetic. Finally just for the heck of it, she takes a look on the shelf behind her, and low and behold there it is... there all the time - someone hadn't updated the info in the computer to say they moved it.

Fortunately I saw the funny side of it... not much point in being otherwise!

Annoying bit is, when I got it home, my wife didn't like the faucet's and I'm going to have to take them back!

Well if you had said “I’m here for my taps” she would have understood what you were asking for and found them straight away I’m sure ;)

Hedgehog 22-01-2021 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15607975)
Well if you had said ďIím here for my tapsĒ she would have understood what you were asking for and found them straight away Iím sure ;)


You know we had a plumber here at the beginning of the week, and every time I said tap he would correct me and say faucet.

I canít win!

bubbs11 23-01-2021 05:18 AM

Wake up in the middle of the night busting for the toilet. Fair enough. Stagger to toilet and have a pee and back to bed. Two hours later, wake up needing to pee again. Why?! Where did that pee come from? I didn’t drink anything after my last pee. Why did it decide to hang about and not come out with the last lot which would’ve been the sensible thing to do?

ozzieEagle 23-01-2021 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15608214)
Wake up in the middle of the night busting for the toilet. Fair enough. Stagger to toilet and have a pee and back to bed. Two hours later, wake up needing to pee again. Why?! Where did that pee come from? I didn’t drink anything after my last pee. Why did it decide to hang about and not come out with the last lot which would’ve been the sensible thing to do?


I've got news for you, that's called old age onset.

Cheers :)

ozzieEagle 23-01-2021 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15607985)
You know we had a plumber here at the beginning of the week, and every time I said tap he would correct me and say faucet.

I can’t win!

Tell him your "Faucet the tap up 'is clacker", in your best Sarf London. Once he is in your gaffe he is on UK territory.

Timbo 23-01-2021 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15608214)
Wake up in the middle of the night busting for the toilet. Fair enough. Stagger to toilet and have a pee and back to bed. Two hours later, wake up needing to pee again. Why?! Where did that pee come from? I didnít drink anything after my last pee. Why did it decide to hang about and not come out with the last lot which wouldíve been the sensible thing to do?

I know what you mean. I have had some success in combatting this by making efforts to drink more water during the day, but less in the evening before bed

Timbo 23-01-2021 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15607985)
You know we had a plumber here at the beginning of the week, and every time I said tap he would correct me and say faucet.

I canít win!

In Jamaica we don't call it a tap, or a faucet, its called the "pipe".

Pidster 23-01-2021 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Timbo (Post 15608227)
In Jamaica we don't call it a tap, or a faucet, its called the "pipe".

Or bong?

stevek 23-01-2021 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15607928)
The Guardian thinking that Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson and Peter Cook were in Monty Python:

https://i.ibb.co/G7Dghkj/Four-Yorkshiremen.png

Leaving that poor error aside, the article - about middle class people pretending to be working class - reminded me of psychokiller.

west country boy 23-01-2021 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15608318)
Leaving that poor error aside, the article - about middle class people pretending to be working class - reminded me of psychokiller.

Ha! I do miss the days of him (and Mitchell to a lesser extent) trying to identify with the lumpenproletariat. cr does his best but it’s not the same.

PeterH 23-01-2021 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15608318)
Leaving that poor error aside, the article - about middle class people pretending to be working class - reminded me of psychokiller.

Isn't that the joke though? The UK obsession with class...

They are all gentlemen's club wealthies that have pulled themselves up from their bootstraps.

The argument could be that they are new middle class, because of their working class roots. Or that they were never working class at all and are inventing their stories of former deprivation.

The other joke is the 4 comedians, and the original Monty Python troops were all from the Oxbridge middle class set that made up BBC light entertainment of that time. And while funny, perhaps none of them have ever experienced what real working class living is/was. However good the likes of Ripping Yarns might have been, or how many knotted hankies they may wear on beach scenes.

west country boy 23-01-2021 02:02 PM

The original Four Yorkshiremen sketch wasn’t in Month Python’s Flying Circus, it was on At Last the 1948 Show. The performers were Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman. Feldman was proper working class - the son of Jewish immigrants to the East End.

Polak 23-01-2021 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15608214)
Wake up in the middle of the night busting for the toilet. Fair enough. Stagger to toilet and have a pee and back to bed. Two hours later, wake up needing to pee again. Why?! Where did that pee come from? I didnít drink anything after my last pee. Why did it decide to hang about and not come out with the last lot which wouldíve been the sensible thing to do?

You only get up twice?

RazorsEdge 23-01-2021 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Polak (Post 15608667)
You only get up twice?

I just wet me bed feck it

Bipe 23-01-2021 04:14 PM

I can sympathise with the night time incontinence sufferers.

"Brilliant" is becoming the most inappropriately overused word by football commentators and summarisers. Even routine defensive blocks, hit and hope first time crosses etc are regularly described as "brilliant".

Hedgehog 23-01-2021 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15608214)
Wake up in the middle of the night busting for the toilet. Fair enough. Stagger to toilet and have a pee and back to bed. Two hours later, wake up needing to pee again. Why?! Where did that pee come from? I didnít drink anything after my last pee. Why did it decide to hang about and not come out with the last lot which wouldíve been the sensible thing to do?

You're far to young to be having that problem. I would suggest a visit to the docs.

Alfies army 23-01-2021 04:42 PM

Karen Carney absolutely useless pundit

stamford triumph 23-01-2021 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Alfies army (Post 15608818)
Karen Carney absolutely useless pundit

The other pundits on BT were equally useless other than Jenas who at least researches the games he covers. I suppose with so many games to cover they are scraping the barrel.

Maz 23-01-2021 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15608635)
The other joke is the 4 comedians, and the original Monty Python troops were all from the Oxbridge middle class set that made up BBC light entertainment of that time. And while funny, perhaps none of them have ever experienced what real working class living is/was. However good the likes of Ripping Yarns might have been, or how many knotted hankies they may wear on beach scenes.


Struggling to see the relevance of this, since the joke they were making was about their own university backgrounds.


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