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Maidstoned Eagle 09-01-2018 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 14042224)
1. If there is now a time when Palace don't want to compete in the FA Cup and would prefer to finish 17th, I'm out.
2. We shouldn't have played a reserve team - this is a cup competition we're capable of winning.
3. Half empty stadium? So what? I don't care if one man and his dog turn up, Palace should be trying to win.
4. The injuries are misleading - yes, they hurt the squad but that's not the fault of last night: that's the fault of FIVE summer transfer windows wasted and not strengthening the squad.

People saying we should be concentrating on staying in the PL? Well sure, but we're ******* FIVE years in now and making the same mistakes with an unbalanced squad, meaning the one chance we have of actually winning something has to be sacrificed so we can finish 17th and the CLUB can pocket hundreds of millions and build a shiny new stadium? What bullshit.

:jerkit:

Glory hunter

elgin eagle 09-01-2018 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 14042224)
1. If there is now a time when Palace don't want to compete in the FA Cup and would prefer to finish 17th, I'm out.
2. We shouldn't have played a reserve team - this is a cup competition we're capable of winning.
3. Half empty stadium? So what? I don't care if one man and his dog turn up, Palace should be trying to win.
4. The injuries are misleading - yes, they hurt the squad but that's not the fault of last night: that's the fault of FIVE summer transfer windows wasted and not strengthening the squad.

People saying we should be concentrating on staying in the PL? Well sure, but we're ******* FIVE years in now and making the same mistakes with an unbalanced squad, meaning the one chance we have of actually winning something has to be sacrificed so we can finish 17th and the CLUB can pocket hundreds of millions and build a shiny new stadium? What bullshit.

:jerkit:

All this. Apart from replacing 'stadium' with 'stand'. Its incredibly frustrating that we can't attempt another 6 match cup run with a 25 man squad after 5 years of finance and squad building.

saxoneagle 09-01-2018 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14042746)
Glory hunter

Too right, it's not too much to expect us to at least TRY and win.

Hedgehog 09-01-2018 09:50 PM

This maybe a US thing, but I sense it maybe prevalent in The UK also... I've noticed while off work my wife has the TV on during the day and they have numerous shows on that involve groups of women (usually 4 or 5 of them) sitting around a table disusing this that and the other.

It appears that the only way each of them gets to talk is to screech louder than the current person talking this of course capitulates into a feeding frenzy of one-upman(woman)ship. The concept of going around the table for input appears lost on these people.

Needless to say this screaming drives me nuts while my wife seems to lap it up. Roll on the nice weather coming when I can escape to the outside world of the back yard.

paul skinback 09-01-2018 10:09 PM

People annoy me, much prefer animals these days.

Danny_Cheviot 09-01-2018 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14042767)
All this. Apart from replacing 'stadium' with 'stand'. Its incredibly frustrating that we can't attempt another 6 match cup run with a 25 man squad after 5 years of finance and squad building.

I wonder what team they’d field if there was a Murdoch’s Millions Cup?



Sorry, that was a bit low. I’m just really pissed off at the moment.

I’m sure I’ll see the big picture come Saturday.

Jim Cannon 09-01-2018 11:27 PM

Bristol City fans thinking they are some kind of Premier League club in waiting. Hope they crash and burn and their best players get poached. Hopefully at least one to us

cappuccinoeagle 09-01-2018 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 14044062)
Bristol City fans thinking they are some kind of Premier League club in waiting. Hope they crash and burn and their best players get poached. Hopefully at least one to us

Yep, prefer Rovers all day long

SeanPalace84 09-01-2018 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 14044062)
Bristol City fans thinking they are some kind of Premier League club in waiting. Hope they crash and burn and their best players get poached. Hopefully at least one to us

Spot on, horrible team that should not be allowed anywhere near the top flight.

PeterH 10-01-2018 01:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 14044062)
Bristol City fans thinking they are some kind of Premier League club in waiting. Hope they crash and burn and their best players get poached. Hopefully at least one to us

Remember - they were like that a few years back when they didnt quite make it.

See QPR, too.

elgin eagle 10-01-2018 01:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 14043987)
I wonder what team they’d field if there was a Murdoch’s Millions Cup?



Sorry, that was a bit low. I’m just really pissed off at the moment.

I’m sure I’ll see the big picture come Saturday.

Know how you feel. Maybe we are traditionalists or something. The injury list has always been bad. Probably something to do with the scouting and/or type of player we go for/end up with. Maybe Dougie will find another Bolasie. Losing to Brighton is always shit isn't it, but somehow worse when half their plastic support give it a swerve.

Mr Mojo Risin 10-01-2018 08:48 AM

People who use the word "learnings". It isn't a word, it is just management guff. Use the word "lessons".

DocSavage 10-01-2018 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 14042224)
1. If there is now a time when Palace don't want to compete in the FA Cup and would prefer to finish 17th, I'm out.
2. We shouldn't have played a reserve team - this is a cup competition we're capable of winning.
3. Half empty stadium? So what? I don't care if one man and his dog turn up, Palace should be trying to win.
4. The injuries are misleading - yes, they hurt the squad but that's not the fault of last night: that's the fault of FIVE summer transfer windows wasted and not strengthening the squad.

People saying we should be concentrating on staying in the PL? Well sure, but we're ******* FIVE years in now and making the same mistakes with an unbalanced squad, meaning the one chance we have of actually winning something has to be sacrificed so we can finish 17th and the CLUB can pocket hundreds of millions and build a shiny new stadium? What bullshit.

:jerkit:

FA cup - 3rd round, semi & final are ok the intervening rounds are dire with trips to middleborough, hartlepool, grimsby the den etc

yuck give me the bottom end of the premier league any day :moo:

DocSavage 10-01-2018 10:48 AM

i hate political correctness

in all shapes and sizes

Voltairean principle: “I wholly disapprove of what you say—and will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Mr Iguana 10-01-2018 11:42 AM

This is probably an Amsterdam thing.. but.. scooters on the bike tracks - bastards! **** off to the road!

Dom the Eagle 10-01-2018 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 14044403)
People who use the word "learnings". It isn't a word, it is just management guff. Use the word "lessons".

x100.

Maidstoned Eagle 10-01-2018 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by paul skinback (Post 14043871)
People annoy me, much prefer animals these days.

Yeah, it´s the way they fight back when you´re trying to put them in the oven.

Isle of Wight 10-01-2018 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14044859)
Yeah, it´s the way they fight back when you´re trying to put them in the oven.

Would not under the grill have been a better choice of words?

Maidstoned Eagle 10-01-2018 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14044869)
Would not under the grill have been a better choice of words?

Only if you want to over analyse everything.

FORZA SELHURST 10-01-2018 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14044859)
Yeah, it´s the way they fight back when you´re trying to put them in the oven.

He said 'People' you daft shitlerite you.

Isle of Wight 10-01-2018 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14044878)
Only if you want to over analyse everything.

I'm just a bit paranoid today of saying and doing the right things 😉 I genuinely got called up on saying that "it had coloured my view of the company" I'm getting too old.

cantspell 10-01-2018 02:55 PM

City came from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1.

Which city was that then?

Maidstoned Eagle 10-01-2018 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 14044969)
City came from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1.

Which city was that then?

Bradford

OLD BASING EAGLE 10-01-2018 05:22 PM

The use of kilometres, I have no idea what you are talking about. I like watching wildlife programmes on the tv but when they give facts out like this animal can run a 40 kmh or can fly 100 kilometres a day I just can’t visualise what that is. I know what a mile is, I know what 40 mph is I can relate to that it is what my car says I’m doing. Who in the uk uses kilometres?

PeterH 10-01-2018 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14044869)
Would not under the grill have been a better choice of words?

Not if they are Jewish.

PeterH 10-01-2018 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 14045334)
The use of kilometres, I have no idea what you are talking about. I like watching wildlife programmes on the tv but when they give facts out like this animal can run a 40 kmh or can fly 100 kilometres a day I just can’t visualise what that is. I know what a mile is, I know what 40 mph is I can relate to that it is what my car says I’m doing. Who in the uk uses kilometres?

About 60%.

Oldtown Eagle 10-01-2018 09:42 PM

Are we allowed to come on here and say we just have the hump for no particular reason?

Worksop Palace 10-01-2018 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 14045890)
Are we allowed to come on here and say we just have the hump for no particular reason?

Yes

As long as you tell us why

Terrace Bickle 10-01-2018 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 14045819)
About 60%.

Hmmm I think that's quite wide of the mark.

Polak 10-01-2018 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 14039255)
always baffled me when I went into a loo and there was crusty shite on the top bit of the seat. How the hell does it get there. Then I watched 'Way of the Dragon' a few years ago and the penny dropped.

https://mediatoilets.files.wordpress...ntechnique.jpg

I think that must be what happens in our office as someone has managed to snap the bogseat. I mean, wtf?

Polak 10-01-2018 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14040614)
Travelling on buses

Reading the graffiti about slashed seat affairs

Oddjob 10-01-2018 10:04 PM

People doing ‘dry january’

And my sole reason is their inability to stop ******* telling us they are doing dry January - well done you but do bear in mind no one cares.

Played though on managing to be more boring than those who tell us how far they have run.

PIE "N" MASH 10-01-2018 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 14045819)
About 60%.

19%

remmer 10-01-2018 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 14045334)
The use of kilometres, I have no idea what you are talking about. I like watching wildlife programmes on the tv but when they give facts out like this animal can run a 40 kmh or can fly 100 kilometres a day I just can’t visualise what that is. I know what a mile is, I know what 40 mph is I can relate to that it is what my car says I’m doing. Who in the uk uses kilometres?

miles to km - 5/8
km to miles - 8/5
It makes journeys interesting to mentally calculate your speed/distance/journey time.
In Ireland you have speeds in m.p.h. and distances in kilometres which is tricky.

cappuccinoeagle 10-01-2018 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polak (Post 14045919)
Reading the graffiti about slashed seat affairs

I wondered if someone would write that!

Polak 10-01-2018 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14046069)
I wondered if someone would write that!

:lux:

GorBlimey 10-01-2018 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by remmer (Post 14046028)
In Ireland you have speeds in m.p.h. and distances in kilometres which is tricky.

Speeds are in km/ph, distances are in km.

weltklasse 10-01-2018 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 14045334)
The use of kilometres, I have no idea what you are talking about. I like watching wildlife programmes on the tv but when they give facts out like this animal can run a 40 kmh or can fly 100 kilometres a day I just can’t visualise what that is. I know what a mile is, I know what 40 mph is I can relate to that it is what my car says I’m doing. Who in the uk uses kilometres?

just remember its i.6km to a mile so 60mph is approx 100kph

Hitchin Eagle 10-01-2018 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 14046152)
Speeds are in km/ph, distances are in km.

I knew someone who put stickers on his speedometer to give the values in fathoms per micro-fortnight.

Why? Because he could.

Hedgehog 11-01-2018 12:15 AM

My wife is sick, so I volunteered to go to the supermarket today. Probably only about the 5th time in my 62 years!

The whole experience came across as very annoying. There seems no real logic to the order of the isles, and looking for some stuff is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack.

Secondly, I expected the women to be isle hogs and bad drivers of the carts, but was surprised to find men pushing their carts so frigging aggressively in a super macho way. This happened to me 2 or 3 times. Agreed due to above I was like a little boy lost, but the aggressiveness of these guys royally pissed me off. I bet they all drive BMW's and Audi's. Pussy whipped wankers!

PeterH 11-01-2018 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 14045897)
Hmmm I think that's quite wide of the mark.

A kilometre is 62% of a mile I think.

https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/...m-to-mile.html

Stellavista 11-01-2018 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oddjob (Post 14045950)
People doing ‘dry january’

And my sole reason is their inability to stop ******* telling us they are doing dry January - well done you but do bear in mind no one cares.

Yes. I don't give a shit that you have no control for the rest of the year.

the digger 11-01-2018 02:29 AM

People who "escape to the country", only to put up the same barriers they hide behind in the city.

danpalace07 11-01-2018 08:24 AM

the Carabao/Capital One/Carling/Worthington/Milk/League Cup. It's shit, no one cares, bin it and sort out the ridiculous Christmas schedule

Maidstoned Eagle 11-01-2018 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14046254)
My wife is sick, so I volunteered to go to the supermarket today. Probably only about the 5th time in my 62 years!

The whole experience came across as very annoying. There seems no real logic to the order of the isles, and looking for some stuff is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack.

Secondly, I expected the women to be isle hogs and bad drivers of the carts, but was surprised to find men pushing their carts so frigging aggressively in a super macho way. This happened to me 2 or 3 times. Agreed due to above I was like a little boy lost, but the aggressiveness of these guys royally pissed me off. I bet they all drive BMW's and Audi's. Pussy whipped wankers!

I'm amazed you're 62, you're much younger in outlook... also very sexy. :love:

Hector 11-01-2018 12:12 PM

Nikki character in Silent Witness, my god she is self righteous...wish I'd given her the punch in the face at the end.

dannyb1 11-01-2018 12:15 PM

Park hampers/christmas catalouge advert.

strawberry mivi 11-01-2018 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dannyb1 (Post 14046750)
Park hampers/christmas catalouge advert.

Except for the lady in it, who is the same one who peeked my attention when she was in the 'I see you baby, Chicken Madras' advert last year.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 11-01-2018 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hector (Post 14046738)
Nikki character in Silent Witness, my god she is self righteous...wish I'd given her the punch in the face at the end.


Can't disagree, but the ego-maniac narcissistic loon Jack needs a straightener first.

Hedgehog 11-01-2018 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14046408)
I'm amazed you're 62, you're much younger in outlook... also very sexy. :love:

I was once told sarcasm is the lowest for of wit... ;)

I think this maybe a good example. :hi:

Maidstoned Eagle 11-01-2018 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14047396)
I was once told sarcasm is the lowest for of wit... ;)

I think this maybe a good example. :hi:

I was being honest and flirtatious.

PIE "N" MASH 11-01-2018 08:52 PM

On the tin it says "chic shadow",a very very light brown.What we now have after it has dried is what i can only describe as battle ship grey/blue.As she chose it and now doesn't like it i have suggested she repaints it.I will not spent another 2 days on it:veryangry:veryangry

little al 12-01-2018 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14047826)
On the tin it says "chic shadow",a very very light brown.What we now have after it has dried is what i can only describe as battle ship grey/blue.As she chose it and now doesn't like it i have suggested she repaints it.I will not spent another 2 days on it:veryangry:veryangry

Its your fault if you didn't do a test area first. Get your brushes back out:supergrin:

PIE "N" MASH 12-01-2018 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by little al (Post 14048302)
Its your fault if you didn't do a test area first. Get your brushes back out:supergrin:

Far to logical for women,that's the colour she wanted,that's what she got.Will be finishing the touching in later then my work will be done:rolleyes:

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 12-01-2018 02:37 PM

Rich Italians failing to conform to stereotypes;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...-accident.html

Conte - in a Nissan Juke! Get a grip man. You need to drive a lunatic hypercar or a huge 4X4 to lean out of for an interview on Deadline Day!!! Never mind social responsibility and humility - all over rated.

pallet 12-01-2018 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hector (Post 14046738)
Nikki character in Silent Witness, my god she is self righteous...wish I'd given her the punch in the face at the end.

The whole programme.

radiomike 12-01-2018 02:51 PM

People who just want to talk about themselves ad nauseam and show no interest in those to whom they talk.

Wayne Andrews is God 12-01-2018 08:13 PM

The term 'Breaking' rather than 'Breaking News'. Most of the time it's just some news that isn't even that 'breaking'

chrisophiex 12-01-2018 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by radiomike (Post 14049037)
People who just want to talk about themselves ad nauseam and show no interest in those to whom they talk.


Yep. People who half listen to a story and then just change the subject as you’re mid flight.

It maybe just my patter.

the digger 12-01-2018 08:38 PM

People who tell you the considerate, group-minded thing they thought about doing before deciding to do the selfish act they did.

the digger 12-01-2018 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14049578)
People who tell you the considerate, group-minded thing they thought about doing before deciding to do the selfish act they did.

This could also have gone on the "things people think having kids entitles them to" thread, but I can't be bothered to search for it.

Hedgehog 13-01-2018 12:36 AM

I was asked to fax a document to an insurance company today (the use of a fax in 2018 is another whole post). I do not have faxing capability at home, so took the 25 page document first to a FedEx store. They wanted $2.50 a sheet, or $62.50 all in. I politely declined and said I would look at Plan B. Next went to the UPS store and was quoted pretty much the same. On to Staples that wanted $2.99 a sheet!

I got home, and sent an e-mail to the insurance company with a .pdf attachment of the file in hope some nice person there sees the light, but I'm not holding my breath.

The most annoying thing is, I'm pretty sure a) they already had this document, and b) the update to their website seems to have reverted all my information back to old information.

It's a tough life.

Wayne Andrews is God 13-01-2018 01:33 AM

When did the expression ‘take away’ become ‘take out’ everyone says it now even my Brother and Dad, even though we used to say take away years ago in the family home.

People get infected with Americam language, do they feel like they are in New York or something? It’s a ******* take away...

Palace Yankee 13-01-2018 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14049915)
When did the expression ‘take away’ become ‘take out’ everyone says it now even my Brother and Dad, even though we used to say take away years ago in the family home.

People get infected with Americam language, do they feel like they are in New York or something? It’s a ******* take away...

It goes both ways. I heard a man described as "crackers" the other day. I live in Chicago. I've also heard "on holiday" and "in hospital" by natives.

Hedgehog 13-01-2018 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14049915)
When did the expression ‘take away’ become ‘take out’ everyone says it now even my Brother and Dad, even though we used to say take away years ago in the family home.

People get infected with Americam language, do they feel like they are in New York or something? It’s a ******* take away...

Crap... it's taken me 36 years to learn to say "Take Out" over here, now you are telling me it's changing over there?

Hedgehog 13-01-2018 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Palace Yankee (Post 14049918)
It goes both ways. I heard a man described as "crackers" the other day. I live in Chicago. I've also heard "on holiday" and "in hospital" by natives.

Wanker is catching on also...

Wayne Andrews is God 13-01-2018 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14049919)
Crap... it's taken me 36 years to learn to say "Take Out" over here, now you are telling me it's changing over there?

Something I have noticed the last 5 years with great dismay.

Its been 10 years since people stopped saying ‘can I have’ everyone says ‘can I get’ .... I want to ram their head into the counter if Im standing in the queue behind them and whisper in their ear ‘it’s can I have’ .... something simple like that.

Wayne Andrews is God 13-01-2018 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Palace Yankee (Post 14049918)
It goes both ways. I heard a man described as "crackers" the other day. I live in Chicago. I've also heard "on holiday" and "in hospital" by natives.

What do they say if you go to hospital?

Wayne Andrews is God 13-01-2018 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14049919)
Crap... it's taken me 36 years to learn to say "Take Out" over here, now you are telling me it's changing over there?

I salute you for keeping it real for 36 years.

Hedgehog 13-01-2018 02:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14049941)
What do they say if you go to hospital?

Personally I think I now say "The" hospital, be it in it or going to it.

Is that English or American? I'm really confused these days.

Palace Yankee 13-01-2018 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14049941)
What do they say if you go to hospital?

In the hospital. Always the "the".

Vince Hilaire's Afro 13-01-2018 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14049939)
Something I have noticed the last 5 years with great dismay.

Its been 10 years since people stopped saying ‘can I have’ everyone says ‘can I get’ .... I want to ram their head into the counter if Im standing in the queue behind them and whisper in their ear ‘it’s can I have’ .... something simple like that.

Why is it 'can I have'?

Ron Dodgers 13-01-2018 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 14050164)
Why is it 'can I have'?

Precisely. It should be "May I have".

CK 13-01-2018 10:43 AM

I suspect " can I get" implies that you will leap over the counter and make yourself a coffee etc...

art malice 13-01-2018 10:44 AM

‘Mac and cheese’ as well. Fvck off

wedgetail 13-01-2018 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14049878)
I was asked to fax a document to an insurance company today (the use of a fax in 2018 is another whole post). I do not have faxing capability at home, so took the 25 page document first to a FedEx store. They wanted $2.50 a sheet, or $62.50 all in. I politely declined and said I would look at Plan B. Next went to the UPS store and was quoted pretty much the same. On to Staples that wanted $2.99 a sheet!

I got home, and sent an e-mail to the insurance company with a .pdf attachment of the file in hope some nice person there sees the light, but I'm not holding my breath.

The most annoying thing is, I'm pretty sure a) they already had this document, and b) the update to their website seems to have reverted all my information back to old information.

It's a tough life.

More to the point the company will almost certainly have an automatic process that converts the fax to pdf.

wedgetail 13-01-2018 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Dodgers (Post 14050176)
Precisely. It should be "May I have".

What happen to could I have or even please could I have.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 13-01-2018 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CK (Post 14050179)
I suspect " can I get" implies that you will leap over the counter and make yourself a coffee etc...

Just as 'can I' in general implies that you're asking someone if a task is possible.

Unless you're addressing the Queen or something, most restaurant or retail interactions are largely informal, and as long as you get the message across and politely enough, it surely doesn't matter.

All this stuff has more to do with an irrational fear of 'Americanisms' than anything else. Not sure why. Perhaps 'kids' saying 'can I have' in 1974 were being berated similarly.

Mr Statto 13-01-2018 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 14045334)
The use of kilometres, I have no idea what you are talking about. I like watching wildlife programmes on the tv but when they give facts out like this animal can run a 40 kmh or can fly 100 kilometres a day I just can’t visualise what that is. I know what a mile is, I know what 40 mph is I can relate to that it is what my car says I’m doing. Who in the uk uses kilometres?

I do in relation to running, but that's it. Easy conversion is multiply by 5 & divide by 8

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 13-01-2018 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Statto (Post 14050216)
I do in relation to running, but that's it. Easy conversion is multiply by 5 & divide by 8

Or divide KM by 10 and times by 6 :)

Fuel consumption is the one I struggle with, converting mpg to l/100km.

chrisophiex 13-01-2018 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 14050244)
Or divide KM by 10 and times by 6 :)

Fuel consumption is the one I struggle with, converting mpg to l/100km.


Don't forget to carry the 3 and take away the first number you thought of.

JoninJapan 13-01-2018 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by art malice (Post 14050182)
‘Mac and cheese’ as well. Fvck off

100%,

Wolfnipplechips 13-01-2018 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoninJapan (Post 14050311)
100%,

110%

Oldtown Eagle 13-01-2018 10:20 PM

:lux: How can anything be annoying after today. I am extremely happy and feeling just a little frisky. What ever happened to the uniforms thread? 🤓

pallet 14-01-2018 01:22 AM

Travellers.

Skiddo 14-01-2018 01:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14049939)
Something I have noticed the last 5 years with great dismay.

Its been 10 years since people stopped saying ‘can I have’ everyone says ‘can I get’ .... I want to ram their head into the counter if Im standing in the queue behind them and whisper in their ear ‘it’s can I have’ .... something simple like that.


Surely it's simply "I'll have..."

Personally I've never understood why it has to be a question. It's down to the person serving you to let you know whether you can't have what you've asked for.

glenn.f 14-01-2018 02:00 AM

David Morrissey gets right up my nose and these bloody Britannia trailers don't help.....smug bastard he is.

Wayne Andrews is God 14-01-2018 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 14050187)
Just as 'can I' in general implies that you're asking someone if a task is possible.

Unless you're addressing the Queen or something, most restaurant or retail interactions are largely informal, and as long as you get the message across and politely enough, it surely doesn't matter.

All this stuff has more to do with an irrational fear of 'Americanisms' than anything else. Not sure why. Perhaps 'kids' saying 'can I have' in 1974 were being berated similarly.

Yes you are asking if a task is possible. Saying ‘can I have’ with the use of the word ‘can’ is a polite question which could be potentially be turn down. Where as ‘get’ to me sounds more like a demand, or to me sounds like you should be getting it yourself. Yes and it is an Americanism, something Im saying I have no shame of disliking who English people speak. As for ‘May I have’ yes maybe Im irritating a more grumpy bastard than me somewhere when I say ‘can I have’.

I imagine alot of you say it because it is a very popular way of asking for something now. I actually notice when someone says ‘can I have’, like the odd individual not looking on their phone on a train among the people endlessle scrolling meaningless content, I admire them.

cappuccinoeagle 14-01-2018 02:56 AM

Jimmy Carr - manages to be unfunny and unsufferably smug even in trailers for his crap shows

PhuketEagle 14-01-2018 07:44 AM

Local supermarket selling advent calendars & tins of broken Xmas biscuits in January, while STILL playing annoying Christmas carols

thefox 14-01-2018 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by PhuketEagle (Post 14052936)
Local supermarket selling advent calendars & tins of broken Xmas biscuits in January, while STILL playing annoying Christmas carols

In a bhuddist country.

NRM the 2nd 14-01-2018 08:03 AM

People who get on rush hour trains who don't normally and have to continually say "I couldn't do this every day"

Mr Iguana 14-01-2018 08:59 AM

The word 'amazing' - young people need to invest in new adjectives.. quickly

the digger 14-01-2018 09:09 AM

People who don't understand satire and end up idolising anti-heroes like David Brent.

EagleSE24 14-01-2018 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Iguana (Post 14052964)
The word 'amazing' - young people need to invest in new adjectives.. quickly

On the plus side it's been a while since I've heard anyone use the term 'amazeballs'. Feel a little queasy just typing that word.

Oldtown Eagle 14-01-2018 10:18 AM

The guy who has started frequenting my local, the great unwashed. He is stinking up the entire place. Needs a good hose down.

ceeby 14-01-2018 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Iguana (Post 14052964)
The word 'amazing' - young people need to invest in new adjectives.. quickly

Have to agree, had to amend car insurance last week. "Amazing" was used when I confirmed my name, gave my password, gave the reg number, and gave details of additional driver.

Call centres must be bloomin boring if they can speak to an old git like me and find it amazing.

pallet 14-01-2018 10:56 AM

Also E on. Each year they send me a letter with a massive price hike, because surprise i use more gas and electicity in winter so i am currently in debt. I of course applied logic and said yes but in a couple of months when it warms up we will use less and i will be in credit again. Still they want to increase it by £60 a montj. My fault i find out i am on the standard rate , so i ask to go on a cheap fixed rate. Well you cant until you agree to increase to the higher monthly rate. Again use my logic, if i am on a chaeper rate and pay the same amount as i am paying now a month it will pay the debt off.
No you have to pay the higher rate a month. I give up and hsve told them they can stick it. Will be on u switch on monday.

Maidstoned Eagle 14-01-2018 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14052970)
People who don't understand satire and end up idolising anti-heroes like David Brent.

And Alf garnett.....and Trolley. :)

the digger 14-01-2018 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14053277)
And Alf garnett.....and Trolley. :)

This could be a good idea for a new thread......


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