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big bad John 06-03-2022 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16310877)
'Not to worry folks there's more coming your way.'

'saloon' - might have negated your whole post.

You always struck me as the sort of person who enjoyed the odd pint in the Saloon bar of your local, while us plebs sampled our poison in the Public after taking the tradesman's entrance.

Hedgehog 06-03-2022 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16310864)
Wait until they start calling our mob Crystal. The amount of times I've watched a Palace match in a saloon and some loud yank shouts, "Come on Crystal." I've noticed loads of U.S terms creeping into English commentary. We're getting used to the 'period' being used but in the last few years certain subs have been referred to as closers. "Hughes has come on to close the game out." etc Some chump(unless he's ours) standing on top of the ball by the corner flag is running the clock down. Basketball at its finest.
Not to worry folks there's more coming your way.

What about, "running out of gas" and "taking their foot off the gas"? I've heard it a few times on commentary lately.

Are they thinking it's Natural gas, or petrol?

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 06-03-2022 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16310864)
Wait until they start calling our mob Crystal. The amount of times I've watched a Palace match in a saloon and some loud yank shouts, "Come on Crystal." I've noticed loads of U.S terms creeping into English commentary. We're getting used to the 'period' being used but in the last few years certain subs have been referred to as closers. "Hughes has come on to close the game out." etc Some chump(unless he's ours) standing on top of the ball by the corner flag is running the clock down. Basketball at its finest.
Not to worry folks there's more coming your way.

'Overtime' is being used.

Hedgehog 06-03-2022 06:06 PM

My internal jury is still out on the use of "coming off the bench" or "on the bench".

Not sure what an alternative would be, but it just sounds very "American" to me.

big bad John 06-03-2022 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16310891)
My internal jury is still out on the use of "coming off the bench" or "on the bench".

Not sure what an alternative would be, but it just sounds very "American" to me.

Used it not be " in the dug-out?"

west country boy 06-03-2022 09:14 PM

People moaning about Americanisms or breaking so-called "rules" of British English. Chill the f~ck out, biyatchez.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 06-03-2022 09:19 PM

Don't worry when we win the Cup this year all the players will medal, then podium to celebrate.

big bad John 06-03-2022 09:21 PM

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joyce the voice 06-03-2022 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16310864)
Wait until they start calling our mob Crystal. The amount of times I've watched a Palace match in a saloon and some loud yank shouts, "Come on Crystal." I've noticed loads of U.S terms creeping into English commentary. We're getting used to the 'period' being used but in the last few years certain subs have been referred to as closers. "Hughes has come on to close the game out." etc Some chump(unless he's ours) standing on top of the ball by the corner flag is running the clock down. Basketball at its finest.
Not to worry folks there's more coming your way.

All of these should be fineable offences.

Sadly in 30 years living in America I have never come across a Yank who supports us. I did see a boy at my daughter's school with a Wolves hat on the other day, and congratulated him on supporting a regular club. I've met a WBA fan, a Coventry fan, and a Leicester fan. But the rest are all top six glory-hunters

big bad John 06-03-2022 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16311113)
People moaning about Americanisms or breaking so-called "rules" of British English. Chill the f~ck out, biyatchez.

Gedd -da****outtaheeya:hmph:

BERT'S HEAD 06-03-2022 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16310891)
My internal jury is still out on the use of "coming off the bench" or "on the bench".

Not sure what an alternative would be, but it just sounds very "American" to me.

You can relax, there was a comic strip in the 70s - Scorcher and Score I believe - that was called Sub - He's Always On The Bench.

big bad John 06-03-2022 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by joyce the voice (Post 16311133)
All of these should be fineable offences.

Sadly in 30 years living in America I have never come across a Yank who supports us. I did see a boy at my daughter's school with a Wolves hat on the other day, and congratulated him on supporting a regular club. I've met a WBA fan, a Coventry fan, and a Leicester fan. But the rest are all top six glory-hunters

I remember talking to one of our colonial brothers one night, who had a fairly impressive knowledge of football. That was until he told me he supports Chelsea --- and Liverpool. As any good News of the World reporter would say, "I made my excuses and left."

CT_Palace 06-03-2022 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16310891)
My internal jury is still out on the use of "coming off the bench" or "on the bench".

Not sure what an alternative would be, but it just sounds very "American" to me.

No, I dont agree with that.
To be benched though... definitely.

MFBias 06-03-2022 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16311113)
People moaning about Americanisms or breaking so-called "rules" of British English. Chill the f~ck out, biyatchez.

Not any breaking rules on their part, the Americans are just an awful sort. Their terms are an absolute shower.

Hedgehog 06-03-2022 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joyce the voice (Post 16311133)
All of these should be fineable offences.

Sadly in 30 years living in America I have never come across a Yank who supports us. I did see a boy at my daughter's school with a Wolves hat on the other day, and congratulated him on supporting a regular club. I've met a WBA fan, a Coventry fan, and a Leicester fan. But the rest are all top six glory-hunters

When I flew back to London for the 2016 Cup Final I was sitting next to a young American couple. And as is like me, we didn't say a word to each other until we were on the final into London and you could see Wembley out of the window. He starts explaining to his girlfriend about the Cup Final being played the next day... I couldn't resist and pulled my Palace cap out of my backpack and showed them This got him all excited and he starts giving me a bad time about Pardew - was calling him Pardo-do or something like that.... I say to myself, here we go a Manchester United fan.

Turns out he as his girlfriend were was keen Newcastle fans, and I have to admit he knew a hell of a lot about them, he digs out his phone and is showing me all these Newcastle fan site he is on, and their disdain for Pardew.

Apparently he had never seen them in the flesh so to speak, and they were on their way to Rome, not Newcastle!

I also worked with a young man who was really into Arsenal. He made a pilgrimage over to see them play Spurs when we worked together - I felt sorry for him as the game ended 0-0. Again was very knowledgeable, and we had many a good old chin wag about both teams.

I've found American fans of English teams are very knowledgeable of their teams, but understandably it all sounds like it is from a book... all players names and their history and their statistics. Very much like Baseball box scores.

Example, the Arsenal guy... Monday morning he would say something like, "Did you see Zaha had a 75 pass rating on Saturday?" I usually would shake my head and humor him and say something like, "Arsenal scraped a draw I see". It's a whole different mindset.

west country boy 06-03-2022 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16311123)
Don't worry when we win the Cup this year all the players will medal, then podium to celebrate.

Whevs, bro:

joyce the voice 06-03-2022 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16311150)
I remember talking to one of our colonial brothers one night, who had a fairly impressive knowledge of football. That was until he told me he supports Chelsea --- and Liverpool. As any good News of the World reporter would say, "I made my excuses and left."

That reminds me of a great line by Martin Amis, who was covering a party at Hugh Hefner's: "I made my excuses and stayed"

joyce the voice 06-03-2022 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16311160)
When I flew back to London for the 2016 Cup Final I was sitting next to a young American couple. And as is like me, we didn't say a word to each other until we were on the final into London and you could see Wembley out of the window. He starts explaining to his girlfriend about the Cup Final being played the next day... I couldn't resist and pulled my Palace cap out of my backpack and showed them This got him all excited and he starts giving me a bad time about Pardew - was calling him Pardo-do or something like that.... I say to myself, here we go a Manchester United fan.

Turns out he as his girlfriend were was keen Newcastle fans, and I have to admit he knew a hell of a lot about them, he digs out his phone and is showing me all these Newcastle fan site he is on, and their disdain for Pardew.

Apparently he had never seen them in the flesh so to speak, and they were on their way to Rome, not Newcastle!

I also worked with a young man who was really into Arsenal. He made a pilgrimage over to see them play Spurs when we worked together - I felt sorry for him as the game ended 0-0. Again was very knowledgeable, and we had many a good old chin wag about both teams.

I've found American fans of English teams are very knowledgeable of their teams, but understandably it all sounds like it is from a book... all players names and their history and their statistics. Very much like Baseball box scores.

Example, the Arsenal guy... Monday morning he would say something like, "Did you see Zaha had a 75 pass rating on Saturday?" I usually would shake my head and humor him and say something like, "Arsenal scraped a draw I see". It's a whole different mindset.

Yes I have encountered that. Of course I see more of it on these boards these days, and some of it seems to be quite illuminating. But in the end I always think that you need to develop a feel for the game by watching it live; I remember when I first saw John Humphries play for us; you could immediately see that he 'had it.'

west country boy 06-03-2022 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by joyce the voice (Post 16311190)
I remember when I first saw John Humphries play for us; you could immediately see that he 'had it.'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Humphries_(baseball) ?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 07-03-2022 01:01 AM

14 days of continual rain. There is a poem that starts " I love a sunburnt country" **** off it aint here at the moment.

CT_Palace 07-03-2022 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16311264)
14 days of continual rain. There is a poem that starts " I love a sunburnt country" **** off it aint here at the moment.

and another system incoming :(

KYLIE MINEAGLE 07-03-2022 02:53 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16311272)
and another system incoming :(

Could be worse I could live in Lismore ,which has virtually dissappeared.

JJ 07-03-2022 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16311264)
14 days of continual rain

Pain in the arse, isn't it.

pallet 07-03-2022 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Santos-er (Post 16310803)
Americanisms creeping into coverage of English football.

Admittedly, it's mostly in the comments sections of sites like the BBC and Guardian, but it still ******* annoys me. Words like "cleats" and "roster" have no place in our sport, nor referring to the names of teams in singular form.

In Englush generally.

Olympian2 07-03-2022 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Santos-er (Post 16310803)
Americanisms creeping into coverage of English football.

Admittedly, it's mostly in the comments sections of sites like the BBC and Guardian, but it still ******* annoys me. Words like "cleats" and "roster" have no place in our sport, nor referring to the names of teams in singular form.

One of the very good BBC commentators (might be John Murray) always talks about ‘centrefield’ instead of ‘midfield’.

FFS, no English person should ever say ‘centrefield’ when talking about football.

Ant.Palace 07-03-2022 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16310810)
Single Girl by Lush.

What a load of SHIT.

Not only have you knocked a song from one of my favourite albums, but you have taken 26 years to do it?

art malice 07-03-2022 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Ant.Palace (Post 16311482)
Not only have you knocked a song from one of my favourite albums, but you have taken 26 years to do it?

It came up on a ‘Women at the BBC’ show at the weekend. Luckily i’d live paused during an earlier performance. After I got really annoyed, I couldn’t fast-forward x30 quick enough.

PeterH 07-03-2022 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16311264)
14 days of continual rain. There is a poem that starts " I love a sunburnt country" **** off it aint here at the moment.

Much better than forest fires.

Maz 07-03-2022 03:29 PM

BBS obsession with Wordle.


What's next - What's Your highest Monopoly bank balance?

west country boy 07-03-2022 03:48 PM

Thanks, Maidstoned.

Wookiee_Time 07-03-2022 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16311799)
BBS obsession with Wordle.


What's next - What's Your highest Monopoly bank balance?

My highest balance is whatever you start with. Hate that game.

Since you asked.

Bipe 07-03-2022 04:07 PM

We keep our microwave oven in a cupboard in the utility. The cupboard is on the right hand side of the room, the doors open left to right on a right side hinge, when open they are parallel to the wall on the right side.

By contrast the microwave door opens right to left on a left side hinge. There is not a great deal of room to stand directly in front of the microwave, particularly if the utility door is left open, and therefore you have to do a fairly awkward reach across over the top of the open microwave door to put stuff in or take stuff out of it. There is a more convoluted option involving closing the utility door, opening the microwave door, putting your item in or taking it out, closing the microwave door, then finally opening the utility door to escape from this labyrinthine nightmare, but who can be bothered with that?

Are you still awake? Then I'll continue.

I have been moaning about this on and off for around five years, generally blaming my wife for buying a microwave with the wrong door opening configuration. Today I decided to put a stop to this nonsense once and for all and purchase a correctly configured device, so that my microwave interactions may be more speedy and convenient. I have lost count of the number of times that I've inadvertently knocked an item against the open door when trying to reach over it and ended up with milk or whatever it is flying everywhere.

Imagine my shock and disgust to discover that 'left handed microwaves' as they are known for some inexplicable reason are not actually produced by anyone - all microwaves open right to left on a left side hinge apart from a small number with some sort of weird top to bottom opening door (which wouldn't help solve my predicament).

So first, why would a microwave with the door opening the other way be called a 'left handed' microwave - why the **** does it matter whether you are right or left handed, it's just a ******* door - and second, why does no ****** make the ******* things?

Nostrils 07-03-2022 04:14 PM

Could you put the microwave in the kitchen? :angel:

Hedgehog 07-03-2022 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 16311828)
We keep our microwave oven in a cupboard in the utility. The cupboard is on the right hand side of the room, the doors open left to right on a right side hinge, when open they are parallel to the wall on the right side.

By contrast the microwave door opens right to left on a left side hinge. There is not a great deal of room to stand directly in front of the microwave, particularly if the utility door is left open, and therefore you have to do a fairly awkward reach across over the top of the open microwave door to put stuff in or take stuff out of it. There is a more convoluted option involving closing the utility door, opening the microwave door, putting your item in or taking it out, closing the microwave door, then finally opening the utility door to escape from this labyrinthine nightmare, but who can be bothered with that?

Are you still awake? Then I'll continue.

I have been moaning about this on and off for around five years, generally blaming my wife for buying a microwave with the wrong door opening configuration. Today I decided to put a stop to this nonsense once and for all and purchase a correctly configured device, so that my microwave interactions may be more speedy and convenient. I have lost count of the number of times that I've inadvertently knocked an item against the open door when trying to reach over it and ended up with milk or whatever it is flying everywhere.

Imagine my shock and disgust to discover that 'left handed microwaves' as they are known for some inexplicable reason are not actually produced by anyone - all microwaves open right to left on a left side hinge apart from a small number with some sort of weird top to bottom opening door (which wouldn't help solve my predicament).

So first, why would a microwave with the door opening the other way be called a 'left handed' microwave - why the **** does it matter whether you are right or left handed, it's just a ******* door - and second, why does no ****** make the ******* things?

Move house...

LN1 07-03-2022 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 16311828)
So first, why would a microwave with the door opening the other way be called a 'left handed' microwave - why the **** does it matter whether you are right or left handed, it's just a ******* door - and second, why does no ****** make the ******* things?

You can get microwaves where the door hinges at the bottom.

art malice 07-03-2022 04:38 PM

Repetition on my part.

kabbott 07-03-2022 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ant.Palace (Post 16311482)
Not only have you knocked a song from one of my favourite albums, but you have taken 26 years to do it?

Spooky and Gala are wonderful albums!

Bipe 07-03-2022 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 16311849)
You can get microwaves where the door hinges at the bottom.

Thanks yes, I mentioned that in my post which I appreciate was long and boring.

LN1 07-03-2022 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 16311952)
Thanks yes, I mentioned that in my post which I appreciate was long and boring.

Oops sorry I am recovering from hinge orientation blindness syndrome after installing my IKEA bathroom cabinets recently!

congress 07-03-2022 07:20 PM

Television celebrities who want a bigger house so they get a tv company involved to watch them paint a wall, plant a garden or start a farm whilst they then make more money by bringing out a book about how the painted the wall, planted the garden or bought a new tractor.
Name check Dick Strawbridge, Sarah Beeny, Marcus Wareing, Jeremy Clarkson, Matt Baker, Katie Price, Kate Humble.

Sakhalin Rich 07-03-2022 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kabbott (Post 16311891)
Spooky and Gala are wonderful albums!

Lush were magnificent in the early stages of their career. I think Breeze and Starlust are amongst my top 15 songs of all time. Etheriel is another classic. Not so enamoured with their Britpop phase, but Carmen is a cracker from that era. And Single Girl is a lot better than AM makes out.

kabbott 07-03-2022 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Sakhalin Rich (Post 16311989)
Lush were magnificent in the early stages of their career. I think Breeze and Starlust are amongst my top 15 songs of all time. Etheriel is another classic. Not so enamoured with their Britpop phase, but Carmen is a cracker from that era. And Single Girl is a lot better than AM makes out.

Saw them in concert over here in 1990 with another great group, Pale Saints. Those were the days!

Olympian2 07-03-2022 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by kabbott (Post 16312015)
Saw them in concert over here in 1990 with another great group, Pale Saints. Those were the days!

Pale Saints - Sight of You. I think I have it on one of those freebie CDs (probably from the NME) with To Kill a Slow Girl Walking by The Telescopes, Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode & something (can’t remember which track) by Inspiral Carpets..

A mate of mine at Uni had a massive crush on Miki from Lush…

the digger 07-03-2022 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16311279)
Could be worse I could live in Lismore ,which has virtually dissappeared.

Not sure you'd be able to post in the BBS if you were.

I'm in Pottsville and the level of destruction in Lismore, Mullumbimby an Murwillumbah is heartbreaking, not to mention the rural areas which are still barely accessible

KYLIE MINEAGLE 07-03-2022 09:09 PM

You have my sympathy. Down in Sydney it is a pain in the arse, up there it is a disaster.

Sakhalin Rich 07-03-2022 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16312048)
Pale Saints - Sight of You. I think I have it on one of those freebie CDs (probably from the NME) with To Kill a Slow Girl Walking by The Telescopes, Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode & something (can’t remember which track) by Inspiral Carpets..

A mate of mine at Uni had a massive crush on Miki from Lush…

The Comforts of Madness is a remarkably good album - I once had a letter published in the NME where I extolled the virtues of the Pale Saints. In Ribbons was also pretty good, but they lost their edge once Ian Masters left.

the digger 07-03-2022 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16312132)
You have my sympathy. Down in Sydney it is a pain in the arse, up there it is a disaster.

Very lucky where I am and the community response gas been incredible.

So far, the next band of storms has been far lighter than forecast but everyone is looking at the skies nervously

PeterH 08-03-2022 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by congress (Post 16311983)
Television celebrities who want a bigger house so they get a tv company involved to watch them paint a wall, plant a garden or start a farm whilst they then make more money by bringing out a book about how the painted the wall, planted the garden or bought a new tractor.
Name check Dick Strawbridge, Sarah Beeny, Marcus Wareing, Jeremy Clarkson, Matt Baker, Katie Price, Kate Humble.

What about tv shows with smug millionaires getting a specailist to instll a fantasy swimming pool or tree house that costs more than your entire house. Or fiding a dream property in some haven. The pool always seems to need some fixture that involves going out in the wilderess and sourcing a or several large rocks.

PalaceForever 08-03-2022 04:31 PM

Insurance companies that set-up auto renewal on your policy and don't make it easy to cancel that auto renewal. Why should I have to pick up the phone or use webchat to tell you that you renewal is not competitive, then answer a barrage of questions on who I am going with instead and how much they're charging me? (rhetorical question, I'm sure that data is very important to them). Just let me cancel with a button click please.

Wookiee_Time 08-03-2022 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by PalaceForever (Post 16312876)
Insurance companies that set-up auto renewal on your policy and don't make it easy to cancel that auto renewal. Why should I have to pick up the phone or use webchat to tell you that you renewal is not competitive, then answer a barrage of questions on who I am going with instead and how much they're charging me? (rhetorical question, I'm sure that data is very important to them). Just let me cancel with a button click please.

You had me at "Insurance companies".

Nostrils 08-03-2022 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by PalaceForever (Post 16312876)
Insurance companies that set-up auto renewal on your policy and don't make it easy to cancel that auto renewal. Why should I have to pick up the phone or use webchat to tell you that you renewal is not competitive, then answer a barrage of questions on who I am going with instead and how much they're charging me? (rhetorical question, I'm sure that data is very important to them). Just let me cancel with a button click please.

I had this last year with my public liability. In fairness I was a bit slack by not checking, but almost doubling the policy cost is outrageous. I managed to get some back when I complained. Didn't stop them trying to sell me another policy in the same email.

Today's annoyance for me would be smug, two faced lying estate agents who, even when they are shown proof of their falsehoods, deny any wrongdoing. I'd probably have to add myself to the annoyance, for losing my cool.

gold76 09-03-2022 02:21 PM

My shit baking

Cake in the oven, burnt at the top, not set inside, put an extra egg in there like a ****

Raisins

They can get to ****

Green stuff in sandwiches

I just want tuna and sweetcorn and mayo, why is there ******* lettuce and cucumber?

HMRC

Changing my address with them was lie the Krypton Factor

DVLA

I dont drive but even there envelopes are threatening, tax it or lose it it says, **** off, don't need to be told.

Spam Emails

Usually amusing, but I had one today that said Meet Ukranian Women, made me sad.. exploitative ***** bollocks

art malice 09-03-2022 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16313795)
My shit baking

Cake in the oven, burnt at the top, not set inside, put an extra egg in there like a ****

Raisins

They can get to ****

Green stuff in sandwiches

I just want tuna and sweetcorn and mayo, why is there ******* lettuce and cucumber?

HMRC

Changing my address with them was lie the Krypton Factor

DVLA

I dont drive but even there envelopes are threatening, tax it or lose it it says, **** off, don't need to be told.

Spam Emails

Usually amusing, but I had one today that said Meet Ukranian Women, made me sad.. exploitative ***** bollocks

:)

simon 09-03-2022 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by kabbott (Post 16312015)
Saw them in concert over here in 1990 with another great group, Pale Saints. Those were the days!

They also played the Crystal Palace bowl around then too. The Cure headlined, with James, Lush, and All About Eve. Lovely day, very hot.

Ant.Palace 09-03-2022 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16313795)
My shit baking

Cake in the oven, burnt at the top, not set inside, put an extra egg in there like a ****

Raisins

They can get to ****

Green stuff in sandwiches

I just want tuna and sweetcorn and mayo, why is there ******* lettuce and cucumber?

HMRC

Changing my address with them was lie the Krypton Factor

DVLA

I dont drive but even there envelopes are threatening, tax it or lose it it says, **** off, don't need to be told.

Spam Emails

Usually amusing, but I had one today that said Meet Ukranian Women, made me sad.. exploitative ***** bollocks

I was waiting for you latest grumpy post :)

LN1 09-03-2022 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PalaceForever (Post 16312876)
Insurance companies that set-up auto renewal on your policy and don't make it easy to cancel that auto renewal. Why should I have to pick up the phone or use webchat to tell you that you renewal is not competitive, then answer a barrage of questions on who I am going with instead and how much they're charging me? (rhetorical question, I'm sure that data is very important to them). Just let me cancel with a button click please.

One thing i'm proud of myself in my older age is not accepting these rip-off renewal quotes. They must inform you before the renewal so its on to 'Comparemyconfusedmeerkat.com' and and if they can't beat that quote they're gone. I've noticed that the insurance companies don't care so much now if you leave them as like the phone companies they lose you but will likely gain one from somewhere else. I'ts still annoying that some companies have a one click 'sorry to see you go' cancellation method while others force you to listen to an operator pitch worse deals at you before giving up,

Reps AJ 09-03-2022 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 16314007)
One thing i'm proud of myself in my older age is not accepting these rip-off renewal quotes. They must inform you before the renewal so its on to 'Comparemyconfusedmeerkat.com' and and if they can't beat that quote they're gone.,

I just wish they'd offer a competitive quote to start with to save me the hassle (yes my insurance is up for renewal)

gold76 10-03-2022 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Ant.Palace (Post 16313951)
I was waiting for you latest grumpy post :)

Private car park- yeah you ******* Harvester *****

No signs, snotty letter, just paid it to get it done, why should you register your details just to have a meal out?

Car Park owners, can get in the sea

gold76 10-03-2022 03:24 PM

Delivery drivers wanting to take a photograph of item

Never mind the David Bailey, gimme the ******* parcel

Agencies

Voicemail- I seen your CV on Reed blah blah

I've not applied for a job with you, leave me alone..

Ant is right, I'm a grumpy bugger these days

KYLIE MINEAGLE 10-03-2022 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16315286)
Delivery drivers wanting to take a photograph of item

Never mind the David Bailey, gimme the ******* parcel

Agencies

Voicemail- I seen your CV on Reed blah blah

I've not applied for a job with you, leave me alone..

Ant is right, I'm a grumpy bugger these days


Try as you might you are never going to out Hedgehog , on this thread. He is the master,:supergrin:

Isle of Wight 10-03-2022 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16315726)
Try as you might you are never going to out Hedgehog , on this thread. He is the master,:supergrin:

It has actually made its place in the dictionary “hedgehoging” to moan and grumble, see getting old

PeterH 10-03-2022 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16315726)
Try as you might you are never going to out Hedgehog , on this thread. He is the master,:supergrin:

I thik it is because HH's posts portray a sense of confusion as well as annoyance.

Maz 10-03-2022 10:43 PM

Crap arses who claim "Lord Sugar is making a big mistake"...

pallet 11-03-2022 07:21 AM

The latest council tax bill yet another hike in price.
Emails from jobsites, they are non stop and pointless.

gold76 11-03-2022 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16315785)
Crap arses who claim "Lord Sugar is making a big mistake"...

His biggest mistake was the vaunted GX4000 console

We bought one brand new for £100, within 3 months they were £30

The Ratner's of game console..

I do miss my old CPC6128, now that was a machine

Mr Statto 11-03-2022 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16315286)
Delivery drivers wanting to take a photograph of item

Never mind the David Bailey, gimme the ******* parcel

Agencies

Voicemail- I seen your CV on Reed blah blah

I've not applied for a job with you, leave me alone..

Ant is right, I'm a grumpy bugger these days

These days?

pallet 11-03-2022 10:09 PM

People wearing tracksuit bottoms with shorts over the top. Why??

CT_Palace 11-03-2022 10:16 PM

People (older Chilean women mostly) who are simply unable to speak without shouting.


yes, I'm listening to you dear neighbour.

CT_Palace 11-03-2022 10:31 PM

Trying to watch something on Youtube. Its 1:27 long ....

2 adverts to sit through... and a ******* banner across the screen when the file actually starts playing.

CT_Palace 11-03-2022 10:37 PM

That the governments of this world have to resort to ******* Tik Tok "influencers" ffs.
The online equivalent of the bloke down the pub.


Quote:

In its fight against misinformation about Russia, the White House is tapping into a network of influential TikTokers. On Thursday, 30 top TikTok influencers were briefed on the ongoing invasion of Ukraine over Zoom by White House press secretary Jen Psaki and Matt Miller, a special adviser for communications at the White House National Security Council, according to The Washington Post.

The goal was to arm the influencers, who command audiences of millions of followers, with the proper knowledge to debunk any misinformation and to help their followers make sense of the Ukraine crisis.

We recognize this is a critically important avenue in the way the American public is finding out about the latest,” said the White House director of digital strategy, Rob Flaherty, on a recording of the call The Washington Post obtained. “So we wanted to make sure you had the latest information from an authoritative source.”

This isn’t the first time the Biden administration has recognized the influence the platform has and tried to work with its top content creators. Last year, the administration tapped an “influencer army” to help encourage people to get vaccines.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 12-03-2022 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16317013)
People wearing tracksuit bottoms with shorts over the top. Why??

Wanna be Superman ?

ceeby 12-03-2022 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16315785)
Crap arses who claim "Lord Sugar is making a big mistake"...

The Apprentice, despite being filmed in the height of summer with trees in full greenery, flowers out and people in short sleeves sweating. The fact that the sacked ones are forced to walk to the cab in a winter coat with a scarf on.:lux:

Johnnieboy 12-03-2022 07:31 AM

"Game Week"

F right off with the pathetic need to turn everything into a US style stat for people used to watching sports where nothing happens, and whether it fits or not (usually not but games in hand is probably too difficult a concept). If people can't understand what the first column in the league table means they should probably just give up on soccerball anyway.

(I know this has been moaned about before but "they" are still using it so the battle continues)

Maidstoned Eagle 12-03-2022 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16317015)
People (older Chilean women mostly) who are simply unable to speak without shouting.

It's obviously a Latino thing as they do it here all the time...and usually without listening to each other. Probably telling each other their wordle score and how clever they are.

Paulinmorden 12-03-2022 02:39 PM

The irony of it. Nearest 4 branches of Santander have closed down over the last few years. Wife has eventually given in and trying to register for online/mobile banking with them and has been asked to take photo ID into her local branch!!!!

Polak 12-03-2022 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Paulinmorden (Post 16317969)
The irony of it. Nearest 4 branches of Santander have closed down over the last few years. Wife has eventually given in and trying to register for online/mobile banking with them and has been asked to take photo ID into her local branch!!!!

:supergrin: Our 2 local branches in Beckenham and West Wickham have also closed.

TopKnot 12-03-2022 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16317074)
That the governments of this world have to resort to ******* Tik Tok "influencers" ffs.
The online equivalent of the bloke down the pub.

Why is this annoying? Makes complete sense to me.

Sharkba1t 12-03-2022 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ceeby (Post 16317396)
The Apprentice, despite being filmed in the height of summer with trees in full greenery, flowers out and people in short sleeves sweating. The fact that the sacked ones are forced to walk to the cab in a winter coat with a scarf on.:lux:

You see similar in a lot of ITV made Victorian dramas, usually at 8 or 9 pm on a Sunday night. The cast, all walking around in great overcoats and gloves, yet the trees are all in full bloom.

eaglesheart 12-03-2022 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ceeby (Post 16317396)
The Apprentice, despite being filmed in the height of summer with trees in full greenery, flowers out and people in short sleeves sweating. The fact that the sacked ones are forced to walk to the cab in a winter coat with a scarf on.:lux:

And when the phone rings someone runs down the stairs to answer. Why don't they put the phone upstairs ? Also who knows a woman who can get all glammed up in 30 minutes ?

mrgins 12-03-2022 05:45 PM

Putin

Freddy the Fish 12-03-2022 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16317060)
Trying to watch something on Youtube. Its 1:27 long ....

2 adverts to sit through... and a ******* banner across the screen when the file actually starts playing.

There is a solution to this, if you have VLC Media Player installed.

Right click the video and select Copy video URL at current time.

Open VLC, Click on the Media tab, then Open Network Stream. Paste the YouTube URL into the dialogue box and click Play.

Pause video when it starts, Click on the Tools tab and then Codec Information.

At the very bottom of this dialogue box (next to Location: ) is the actual video address. Right click it and choose Select All. Right click it again and choose Copy.

Open an internet browser window/new tab, right click in the address bar at the top and choose Paste and Go (or whatever similar option your browser gives you).

When the video loads, right click and choose Save Video As, and wait while the video downloads.

Watch video at your leisure.

That will no doubt read like a bit of a faf, but in reality it's really quite quick and simple. :)

greybot 12-03-2022 06:31 PM

Yup. I download any content I want watch to avoid the adverts. There are a few websites to put URL in and it makes the video downloadable. You do sometimes run into copyright protection but then another website usually does the job.

Particularly useful for 4k60fps content for me as playing that through a browser becomes a little choppy but then plays perfectly with VLC player. (my CPU only just supports 4k playback).

CT_Palace 12-03-2022 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Freddy the Fish (Post 16318142)
There is a solution to this, if you have VLC Media Player installed.

Right click the video and select Copy video URL at current time.

Open VLC, Click on the Media tab, then Open Network Stream. Paste the YouTube URL into the dialogue box and click Play.

Pause video when it starts, Click on the Tools tab and then Codec Information.

At the very bottom of this dialogue box (next to Location: ) is the actual video address. Right click it and choose Select All. Right click it again and choose Copy.

Open an internet browser window/new tab, right click in the address bar at the top and choose Paste and Go (or whatever similar option your browser gives you).

When the video loads, right click and choose Save Video As, and wait while the video downloads.

Watch video at your leisure.

That will no doubt read like a bit of a faf, but in reality it's really quite quick and simple. :)

TKs, but not sure if i can be arsed to go through that rigmarole just to watch a minute and a half of something.

CT_Palace 12-03-2022 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 16317976)
Why is this annoying? Makes complete sense to me.

That is makes complete sense is annoying too.

Isle of Wight 12-03-2022 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16318237)
TKs, but not sure if i can be arsed to go through that rigmarole just to watch a minute and a half of something.

Which is why I have given up on YouTube.

ozzieEagle 12-03-2022 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freddy the Fish (Post 16318142)
There is a solution to this, if you have VLC Media Player installed.

Right click the video and select Copy video URL at current time.

Open VLC, Click on the Media tab, then Open Network Stream. Paste the YouTube URL into the dialogue box and click Play.

Pause video when it starts, Click on the Tools tab and then Codec Information.

At the very bottom of this dialogue box (next to Location: ) is the actual video address. Right click it and choose Select All. Right click it again and choose Copy.

Open an internet browser window/new tab, right click in the address bar at the top and choose Paste and Go (or whatever similar option your browser gives you).

When the video loads, right click and choose Save Video As, and wait while the video downloads.

Watch video at your leisure.

That will no doubt read like a bit of a faf, but in reality it's really quite quick and simple. :)


Probably worth doing, I suspect you'd never go back to normal youtube streams once you've got this easily sussed.

Copying and pasting and giving it a go later as I like to watch a lot of specific local Aus Travellers videos.

Thanks for the info, something I'd never thought about getting around.


Doesn't it record the ad's ? do you fast forward those?

Freddy the Fish 12-03-2022 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16318237)
TKs, but not sure if i can be arsed to go through that rigmarole just to watch a minute and a half of something.


Haha. I read your post as one hour 27 minutes, which is why I posted. I wouldn't bother for 87 seconds worth either. :)

Freddy the Fish 12-03-2022 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16318253)
Probably worth doing, I suspect you'd never go back to normal youtube streams once you've got this easily sussed.

Copying and pasting and giving it a go later as I like to watch a lot of specific local Aus Travellers videos.

Thanks for the info, something I'd never thought about getting around.


Doesn't it record the ad's ? do you fast forward those?


Nope, you will only download the raw video. :p

StonePenge 12-03-2022 11:52 PM

Forgetting how to turn the clock in the car forward (they change here tonight). Once you work it out, 6 months is the perfect interval for it to be completely erased from your mind.

Blind_Eagle 13-03-2022 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16318250)
Which is why I have given up on YouTube.

Me too.

I really can’t be arsed with the work arounds out there, I’m really not that desperate to watch anything on YouTube.

If it’s something important I’m sure it will be uploaded elsewhere.

ceeby 13-03-2022 05:51 AM

I use Firefox with Adblocker. Haven't seen a YouTube ad in years.

west country boy 13-03-2022 08:51 AM

McDonald’s in Paddington station being no more.

I haven’t had a McMuffin in ages but really fancied one today before heading out to the ye olde time country, but no dice.

west country boy 13-03-2022 09:55 AM

The two bastard Spanish bints in the seat in front of me. They’ve been jabbering away nonstop in their heathen tongue since Paddington and I’m not sure they’ve paused for breath yet.

ozzieEagle 13-03-2022 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by ceeby (Post 16318873)
I use Firefox with Adblocker. Haven't seen a YouTube ad in years.


I used it religiously on my last laptop on pop-ups etc, for some reason I totally overlooked or dismissed the idea it could ever work on YouTube. I've reinstated ad blocker on my newest laptop for chrome and it works a treat... Earlier today I tried the VLC method and that works great as well.

Herr Colonpharter 13-03-2022 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16319087)
The two bastard Spanish bints in the seat in front of me. They’ve been jabbering away nonstop in their heathen tongue since Paddington and I’m not sure they’ve paused for breath yet.

Mate of mine commutes. Same train, same seat, Mon-Fri and apparently there was a guy in his carriage who in similar scenarios would start to read his newspaper out loud :D

art malice 13-03-2022 01:14 PM

Board member of the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Dan Silver has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live about the Trusts' hopes for Chelsea's future: "This is one of the most important moments in our history moving forward.”

gold76 13-03-2022 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16318916)
McDonald’s in Paddington station being no more.

I haven’t had a McMuffin in ages but really fancied one today before heading out to the ye olde time country, but no dice.

They have a BK still don't they (not the same I know)

I'd recomend going up the escalators to the old bishop and bear pub, a decent boozer whilst waiting for a train, good booze and food

gold76 13-03-2022 01:30 PM

Tesco delivery missing items (I know get of ya lazy ass ya ****)

Having to put shopping away

Youtube ads, being a cheap bastard and not downloading ad block doobery

being cheap and lazy

gold76 13-03-2022 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16319191)
Board member of the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Dan Silver has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live about the Trusts' hopes for Chelsea's future: "This is one of the most important moments in our history moving forward.”

**** me it ain't the bleedin moon landings

Riley 13-03-2022 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16319191)
Board member of the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Dan Silver has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live about the Trusts' hopes for Chelsea's future: "This is one of the most important moments in our history moving forward.”

Is that an oxymoron then, or just a moron?


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