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Chillo 02-11-2021 03:12 PM

Quote:

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

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

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

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

Came across one of these in our new house earlier this year; I was looking for the washer until the whole cartridge came away!

Then, having checked the cost of replacement, it was exorbitant - £40! :eek:

Glad I checked Screwfix for possible OEM replacements and bought a set for under £5 and fitted the new one in a few minutes. :p

Maidstoned Eagle 02-11-2021 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16084562)
Should have blocked her WiFi

Always works

not if shes using her data

RazorsEdge 02-11-2021 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16084630)
not if shes using her data


Very true. I must admit I didn’t think of that

I would sit behind her and join in the conversation, she would leave:

ozzieEagle 02-11-2021 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16084728)
Very true. I must admit I didn’t think of that

I would sit behind her and join in the conversation, she would leave:


:)

https://www.perfectjammer.com/handhe...ng-lojack.html

Joe85 03-11-2021 10:51 AM

These stupid ******* PLF forms.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-11-2021 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16084740)

350 notes?! I think I'd rather talk to her.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 03-11-2021 11:41 AM

Christmas adverts on the radio :(

Stellavista 03-11-2021 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16085848)
These stupid ******* PLF forms.

Yes. They don't make it easy to join the Palestinian Liberation Front these days.
I failed the human shield test.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-11-2021 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16085893)
Yes. They don't make it easy to join the Palestinian Liberation Front these days.
I failed the human shield test.

Just bought one of those tea towels for my head and they let me straight in.

Archiebald Leitch 03-11-2021 01:31 PM

Footballers/Managers who say ‘we will learn from that’.

Joe85 03-11-2021 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16085893)
Yes. They don't make it easy to join the Palestinian Liberation Front these days.
I failed the human shield test.

Easier than getting back into the UK. And I bet they don’t mug you for £47 quid, either.

*****.

Chillo 03-11-2021 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16085906)
Just bought one of those tea towels for my head and they let me straight in.

Wrong thread; should be on the Newcastle takeover thread?

Stavros 69 03-11-2021 03:02 PM

People who say “like” between every phrase.

Eagle's Nest 03-11-2021 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16086051)
People who say “like” between every phrase.

A verbal tick. Older generations say shiz like "y'know" and "ummmm".

Maz 03-11-2021 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Eagle's Nest (Post 16086052)
A verbal tick. Older generations say shiz like "y'know" and "ummmm".

Not if the word “like” is used as a substitute for the word “said”. That really grinds my gears.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-11-2021 11:14 AM

My wife, deciding the moment I'm just leaving for work is the perfect time to start an in depth conversation on whatever is going on in her fevered brain that day.

Aquila_17 04-11-2021 11:53 AM

Hearing Boris Johnson speak

PALACEWU 04-11-2021 11:59 AM

Knowing Boris Johnson exists.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-11-2021 12:30 PM

Boris Johnson

smileysmith 04-11-2021 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16087117)
My wife, deciding the moment I'm just leaving for work is the perfect time to start an in depth conversation on whatever is going on in her fevered brain that day.

:supergrin: Mine does that.

Hedgehog 04-11-2021 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by smileysmith (Post 16087206)
:supergrin: Mine does that.

My wife has a habit of the first thing she does when she gets up is to relay to me her dreams from the night.

Is there anything more boring than hearing about someone else's dreams?

west country boy 04-11-2021 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16087761)
Is there anything bore boring than hearing about someone else's dreams?

People highlighting typos/alleged SPaG errors?

Hedgehog 04-11-2021 06:26 PM

... when you go to the website of a company or product and find the "Contact Us" link which provides fill in blocks like name, email address and an area for a message or question.

Then they don't email you back.

Hedgehog 04-11-2021 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16087763)
People highlighting typos/alleged SPaG errors?

You're slipping... that took you 2 minutes! :rolleyes:

smileysmith 04-11-2021 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16087761)
My wife has a habit of the first thing she does when she gets up is to relay to me her dreams from the night.

:eek: OK. You win.

Hedgehog 04-11-2021 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16087765)
... when you go to the website of a company or product and find the "Contact Us" link which provides fill in blocks like name, email address and an area for a message or question.

Then they don't email you back.

As is the way, an hour after posting this, they responded! :D

glenn.f 04-11-2021 08:44 PM

When you're reeling from having to have your beloved pet put to sleep during surgery only to be presented with the bill shortly afterwards. Certainly makes things a little raw doen't it.

Joe85 04-11-2021 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 16087919)
When you're reeling from having to have your beloved pet put to sleep during surgery only to be presented with the bill shortly afterwards. Certainly makes things a little raw doen't it.

Awful news.

Hedgehog 04-11-2021 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 16087919)
When you're reeling from having to have your beloved pet put to sleep during surgery only to be presented with the bill shortly afterwards. Certainly makes things a little raw doen't it.


So sorry to hear that. Felt the same when we had our dog put down, and they asked to settle up on the way out. Just wanted to get out of there, but found it pretty tough to hold it together.

I suspect they get a few people not paying up once they don’t have their pet anymore if they bill you later.

Alfies army 04-11-2021 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 16087919)
When you're reeling from having to have your beloved pet put to sleep during surgery only to be presented with the bill shortly afterwards. Certainly makes things a little raw doen't it.

Had to go through this myself couple of years ago, but they asked me to settle up beforehand so we could leave straight after,
So sorry to hear you lost your pet mate, I’m sure you gave him/ her a great life!

pallet 05-11-2021 12:46 PM

People driving through red lights, the lights change and these people still fly through seconds after the lights are red.

Prince Phillip 05-11-2021 01:03 PM

People prepared to pay £595 to see Adele live in Hyde Park.
Why pay at all? Most recent divorcees I know are happy to drone on about it all night long for nothing.

PeterH 05-11-2021 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16089020)
People prepared to pay £595 to see Adele live in Hyde Park.
Why pay at all? Most recent divorcees I know are happy to drone on about it all night long for nothing.

Shouldn't annoy you If they are there wasting their money, they are nowhere in your vicinity. Win Win.

Richard 05-11-2021 02:36 PM

Whoosh.

art malice 05-11-2021 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16089020)
People prepared to pay £595 to see Adele live in Hyde Park.
Why pay at all? Most recent divorcees I know are happy to drone on about it all night long for nothing.

:lux:

rhiannapaul 05-11-2021 02:51 PM

TV adverts all gone woke

weltklasse 05-11-2021 03:26 PM

my pronouns are...FFS

Stellavista 05-11-2021 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhiannapaul (Post 16089186)
TV adverts all gone woke

In what way?

smileysmith 05-11-2021 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhiannapaul (Post 16089186)
TV adverts all gone woke

The ones about alarm clocks?

TopKnot 05-11-2021 04:15 PM

The new John Lewis Christmas ad is getting a lot of flak from idiots because it (SHOCK HORROR) features a black family. (not saying that is what Rhiannapaul is referring to)

Reps AJ 05-11-2021 04:45 PM

Drivers who set off and then put their seat belts on. Why not just do it before you set off?

EdMan 05-11-2021 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhiannapaul (Post 16089186)
TV adverts all gone woke

What do you mean by 'woke'?

Stavros 69 05-11-2021 04:49 PM

People who spit on the pavement

Maidstoned Eagle 05-11-2021 05:27 PM

Dont go to China then.

0.bj 05-11-2021 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16089380)
Drivers who set off and then put their seat belts on. Why not just do it before you set off?

See also: drivers that set off and then light up a cigarette whilst veering into the kerb.

west country boy 05-11-2021 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 16089322)
my pronouns are...FFS

Have you seen that recent Microsoft cringefest?

Panther 05-11-2021 06:44 PM

The BBC referring to Wilf as “former Manchester United player”. He played 2 games for them! It would make more sense to quote Cardiff.

Edit: just seen that this point has already been made in General Palace Discussion.

bourne man 05-11-2021 06:51 PM

NEGATIVITY Those of you who dabble in this dark art are gonna die early, you know this right ?

Hedgehog 05-11-2021 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panther (Post 16089487)
The BBC referring to Wilf as “former Manchester United player”. He played 2 games for them! It would make more sense to quote Cardiff.

Edit: just seen that this point has already been made in General Palace Discussion.

:hi:

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 05-11-2021 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16089380)
Drivers who set off and then put their seat belts on. Why not just do it before you set off?

Oh man I get the whole thing about seatbelts, "clunk-click on every trip" and all that, but my little car beeps at me like a c**t within a second of pulling away, and keeps beeping if I take it off before I am completely stationary, and won't stop until I turn the engine off.

I purchased a seatbelt extender from eBay but I kept unplugging the extender rather than my seatbelt, and then my missus admonished me and said I was gambling with my life, then the whole assembly of it fell to bits in my hand and I realised that she was right :D :love:

Maidstoned Eagle 06-11-2021 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bourne man (Post 16089494)
NEGATIVITY Those of you who dabble in this dark art are gonna die early, you know this right ?

Poor Workstrop

Joe85 06-11-2021 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bourne man (Post 16089494)
NEGATIVITY Those of you who dabble in this dark art are gonna die early, you know this right ?


I made peace with it along time ago.

CP-RJW 06-11-2021 09:17 PM

Fvcking international breaks

WLYWLYAWYPWF 06-11-2021 11:30 PM

BT sport continually apologising for boxers using expletives at 10.30 at night. The bloke said shithouse. If you're offended by that F*ck off.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 06-11-2021 11:40 PM

F u k off shithouse

rhiannapaul 06-11-2021 11:53 PM

Gallagher only being on loan ......

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 06-11-2021 11:57 PM

Bengs. Bloody bengs.

Stavros 69 07-11-2021 12:16 AM

A draw half full of odd socks.
Where the **** have the other ones gone

Isle of Wight 07-11-2021 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16092114)
A draw half full of odd socks.
Where the **** have the other ones gone

Always under the bed

PeterH 07-11-2021 06:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16092114)
A draw half full of odd socks.
Where the **** have the other ones gone

Mmmmmm...

I thought wcb would be osting his Murder She Wrote pic. But probably don't need any great detective work here...

davech 07-11-2021 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16092114)
A draw half full of odd socks.
Where the **** have the other ones gone

They were spirited away at the dead of night to a parallel universe where they too are now searching for their other half.

Hedgehog 07-11-2021 07:49 PM

My wife (Again).

We put the clocks back last night and this morning I changed the clocks on the stove and the microwave. (as well as about 5 others throughout the house)

Just now my comes says to me, "The clocks are a minute off". This coming from the person that has no sense of time and is always rushing around because she is "running late".

I go in the kitchen, and pull out my phone, and all three say the same time. Then the time on the phone changes, and about 20 seconds later the microwave changes, followed about 10 seconds later the stove clock... so at best they are 20 to 40 seconds off.

I change the microwave and the stove, and now they are "seconds" ahead of the real time. Basically it's impossible to sync them all.

Women eh?

Maz 07-11-2021 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16093600)
My wife (Again).

We put the clocks back last night and this morning I changed the clocks on the stove and the microwave. (as well as about 5 others throughout the house)

Just now my comes says to me, "The clocks are a minute off". This coming from the person that has no sense of time and is always rushing around because she is "running late".

I go in the kitchen, and pull out my phone, and all three say the same time. Then the time on the phone changes, and about 20 seconds later the microwave changes, followed about 10 seconds later the stove clock... so at best they are 20 to 40 seconds off.

I change the microwave and the stove, and now they are "seconds" ahead of the real time. Basically it's impossible to sync them all.

Women eh?

I agree with her ; it's bloody irritating. My solution is only to have one of the clocks running and the others switched off.

CT_Palace 07-11-2021 09:02 PM

Adverts during live tv sporting events

Hedgehog 07-11-2021 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16093635)
I agree with her ; it's bloody irritating. My solution is only to have one of the clocks running and the others switched off.

Ah, the old black electrical tape over the digital clock trick! :)

Maz 07-11-2021 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16093665)
Ah, the old black electrical tape over the digital clock trick! :)

Er, no :D.


The old read the manual and find out how to turn the clock off trick.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-11-2021 10:31 AM

Or try the "if you don't like how I've done it do it yourself" trick.

Panther 08-11-2021 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16093934)
Or try the "if you don't like how I've done it do it yourself" trick.

Don’t. It never works and usually makes things worse!

Fatboy 08-11-2021 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16092114)
A draw half full of odd socks.
Where the **** have the other ones gone

Crusty and wank stained under the bed ?

Maidstoned Eagle 08-11-2021 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panther (Post 16093939)
Don’t. It never works and usually makes things worse!

It does in terms.of them shutting the **** up and leaving me to get on with it.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-11-2021 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fatboy (Post 16093952)
Crusty and wank stained under the bed ?

That's his inflatable woman.

congress 08-11-2021 03:01 PM

They say love is blind but some people are just plain stupid. In the end the banks had to pay it back but really should they have to when the person has been just stupid and naive? They even had to pay her back compensatory interest!
Was not Russ was it?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-59135689

Reps AJ 08-11-2021 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by congress (Post 16094175)
They say love is blind but some people are just plain stupid. In the end the banks had to pay it back but really should they have to when the person has been just stupid and naive? They even had to pay her back compensatory interest!
Was not Russ was it?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-59135689

Who agrees to buy a house with a romantic partner they've never met?

Vendy 08-11-2021 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16094212)
Who agrees to buy a house with a romantic partner they've never met?

Sophia, apparently.

I can never my head around these either. "When he asked for a further £50,000, Sophia decided it was time to question things"

No shit! The other thing is electronic money has to go somewhere the Banks on the surface do not seem to do anything much to track the cash down.

Panther 08-11-2021 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16093954)
It does in terms.of them shutting the **** up and leaving me to get on with it.

Fair enough, but don't try it with my wife!:p

Maz 08-11-2021 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16094212)
Who agrees to buy a house with a romantic partner they've never met?

Lonely, vulnerable people.

Hedgehog 08-11-2021 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16093934)
Or try the "if you don't like how I've done it do it yourself" trick.

I think I did... but I'm such a wimp I ended up re-setting the clocks again.

They are now within 7 seconds of each other and the time on the phone.

If she wants it better than that, she really can do it herself! And in fairness she probably will... it's an OCD thing she has.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 08-11-2021 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16094772)
I think I did... but I'm such a wimp I ended up re-setting the clocks again.

They are now within 7 seconds of each other and the time on the phone.

If she wants it better than that, she really can do it herself! And in fairness she probably will... it's an OCD thing she has.

There is a bloke called Tim she could phone , he is pretty good on time and stuff.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-11-2021 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panther (Post 16094542)
Fair enough, but don't try it with my wife!:p

Send me her number.

Panther 08-11-2021 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16095403)
Send me her number.

I’m not that cruel.

Hedgehog 09-11-2021 05:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16095399)
There is a bloke called Tim she could phone , he is pretty good on time and stuff.

I think he's been put out to pasture...

Another staple of our youth killed off by the smartphone.

Maidstoned Eagle 09-11-2021 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16095491)
I think he's been put out to pasture...

Another staple of our youth killed off by the smartphone.

Looks like it's still available in various states and countries (incl the UK)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaking_clock

Hedgehog 09-11-2021 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16095564)
Looks like it's still available in various states and countries (incl the UK)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaking_clock

I suspect Tim is talking to himself...

I did read somewhere that the US one is run by the US Navy, and still receives millions of calls a year. Well it is America I guess, so would explain it.

Reps AJ 09-11-2021 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16096398)
I suspect Tim is talking to himself...

I did read somewhere that the US one is run by the US Navy, and still receives millions of calls a year. Well it is America I guess, so would explain it.

Is that from people too lazy to just look at the time on their phone?

Maz 09-11-2021 05:07 PM

Or watch.


Watches tell the time; phone merely state it.

west country boy 09-11-2021 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16096448)
Watches tell the time; phone merely state it.

https://i2-prod.dailystar.co.uk/inco...5b/0_3-2-1.jpg

Hedgehog 09-11-2021 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16096433)
Is that from people too lazy to just look at the time on their phone?

Not sure how popular smartphones are in the outback of the US, plus their watches are wind up with Micky Mouse hands...

Then again, I'm not sure why they would need to know what the actual time is to the second.

davech 09-11-2021 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16096486)
Not sure how popular smartphones are in the outback of the US, plus their watches are wind up with Micky Mouse hands...

Then again, I'm not sure why they would need to know what the actual time is to the second.

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

Hedgehog 09-11-2021 05:46 PM

Quote:

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

It's in our blood Kemosabe...

davech 09-11-2021 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16096495)
It's in our blood Kemosabe...

:D :p

Maidstoned Eagle 09-11-2021 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16096398)
I suspect Tim is talking to himself...

I did read somewhere that the US one is run by the US Navy, and still receives millions of calls a year. Well it is America I guess, so would explain it.

Sailors are a thick bunch.

LN1 09-11-2021 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16096398)
I suspect Tim is talking to himself...

I did read somewhere that the US one is run by the US Navy

Is that Maritime?

Hedgehog 09-11-2021 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 16096635)
Is that Maritime?


Very good!

Maybe more like the Swiss Navy...

norwoodeagle 12-11-2021 09:37 AM

I'm increasingly annoyed at the use of the term "decade" to signify a period of time in a way to give it some level of status or importance, or is just that the reporter / expert is too lazy to find out how long the event/person has been involved in the activity under discussion.
Count the times and variety of cases you hear the term.

Maz 12-11-2021 09:53 AM

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andyocpfc 12-11-2021 02:39 PM

Avocados!

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

Olympian2 12-11-2021 02:51 PM

Motorists who just sit there gawping after I've flashed them to proceed.

What do you want, mate? A written, ******* invitation?

Joe85 12-11-2021 03:41 PM

Webinars.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-11-2021 03:42 PM

Staff meetings

ceeby 12-11-2021 03:46 PM

My missus every time we park on our drive which is on a slope. I park up, put gearbox into park, apply handbrake and then when I release the footbrake the car moves 20mm as the brake and gearbox take up the slack.

Every time she goes "Oooooh" as if we are going to go careering down the poxy drive and end up in the neighbours front room in a fireball.


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