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KYLIE MINEAGLE 23-02-2023 08:08 AM

Don't take up archery or shooting in that case.

m355y 23-02-2023 09:44 AM

Old/elderly relatives who think it’s perfectly fine when they visit your home to immediately start telling your kids off. ‘Ooh, you’re spoilt, put your toys away’, I can’t work out if it’s their way of “bantering” and they think they’re being funny but this kind of thing used to traumatize me when I was little and I always saw those relatives as awful miserable ogres, now I’m seeing exactly the same thing happening now I’m the parent. I thought my wife’s head was going to explode last time and I’m glad there was no bloodshed.

Maybe there’s a gap in the market for education classes for the 80+ community on how to talk to three year olds without traumatising them?

Isle of Wight 23-02-2023 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16832538)
Tool kits and Tools in general, and my inability to use them. End up breaking, chipping, twisting, bending, wrecking half the things I have a go at. Either that or I end up injuring myself, sometimes requiring stitches. I find it impossible to do anything in a straight line even with guides. Paint over edges, even with masking tape... Whats even more weird is I can generally suss out what is wrong with an engine, pointing a mechanic at what I think is the probable issue and mostly getting it right. I can change a wheel fine... but that's about as far as it goes. Gotta go suss out why my Air con fan on my VW isn't working, I'm sure it's a fuse. Hopefully I dont bend something in my pre visit to a mechanics attempt to have a go.



Odd thing is, I'm fine/good in the kitchen with knives etc and cooking in general.

Learnt a fabulous trick for rusted in screws/bolts yesterday. After the WD40 hit the screwdriver or bolt hard with a hammer. Then tighten rather than release for a fraction until you hear the crack of the rust/corrosion. With a bolt you can put a pipe over the spanner for more leverage. I love being shown this kind of stuff. Maybe I should Have posted this in things that make you happy thread.

Pidster 23-02-2023 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m355y (Post 16832609)
Old/elderly relatives who think it’s perfectly fine when they visit your home to immediately start telling your kids off. ‘Ooh, you’re spoilt, put your toys away’, I can’t work out if it’s their way of “bantering” and they think they’re being funny but this kind of thing used to traumatize me when I was little and I always saw those relatives as awful miserable ogres, now I’m seeing exactly the same thing happening now I’m the parent. I thought my wife’s head was going to explode last time and I’m glad there was no bloodshed.

Maybe there’s a gap in the market for education classes for the 80+ community on how to talk to three year olds without traumatising them?

As far as I am concerned they can do want in their house, but when in mine, I don’t think asking them to put a toy away before getting others out is unreasonable.

Isle of Wight 23-02-2023 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m355y (Post 16832609)
Old/elderly relatives who think it’s perfectly fine when they visit your home to immediately start telling your kids off. ‘Ooh, you’re spoilt, put your toys away’, I can’t work out if it’s their way of “bantering” and they think they’re being funny but this kind of thing used to traumatize me when I was little and I always saw those relatives as awful miserable ogres, now I’m seeing exactly the same thing happening now I’m the parent. I thought my wife’s head was going to explode last time and I’m glad there was no bloodshed.

Maybe there’s a gap in the market for education classes for the 80+ community on how to talk to three year olds without traumatising them?

I’ve noticed this and I think it’s them trying to help you. They look at it as the child will learn to tidy his/her toys and at the same time make the place neater.

Cheech 23-02-2023 11:25 AM

Builders, or plumbers in this case, who put their feet through the ceiling!

The builder who was doing our loft conversion last year fell through the ceiling into the bedroom below and now just had a plumber put his foot through the tiniest gap in the floorboards in the bedroom above my office where an internal wall has been taken down.

I'm fine with accidents happening but it's the fall out from it and extra hassle, ie the ceiling in my office now needs to be patched, plastered and painted. It was a perfect ceiling before and now potentially won't be.

Cheech 23-02-2023 11:28 AM

And I can't even go and make a cup of coffee as they've got the water turned off, b@stards!

Le Trapper 23-02-2023 11:34 AM

Use bottled water !

Chillo 23-02-2023 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheech (Post 16832695)
And I can't even go and make a cup of coffee as they've got the water turned off, b@stards!

At least they won't be stopping work and asking you for a brew, then!

ozzieEagle 23-02-2023 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16832559)
Don't take up archery or shooting in that case.


Shot a Kangaroo at my BiLs station that he manages out the back of Goondiwindi. Only got it in the lower back with a rifle with a 30 something or other...it had a big kick. He had to hit it the badly injured lovely creature on the head...never ever again. We were supposed to be hunting feral pigs.

art malice 23-02-2023 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheech (Post 16832692)
Builders, or plumbers in this case, who put their feet through the ceiling!

The builder who was doing our loft conversion last year fell through the ceiling into the bedroom below and now just had a plumber put his foot through the tiniest gap in the floorboards in the bedroom above my office where an internal wall has been taken down.

I'm fine with accidents happening but it's the fall out from it and extra hassle, ie the ceiling in my office now needs to be patched, plastered and painted. It was a perfect ceiling before and now potentially won't be.

How fat are these workmen??!

transformerman 23-02-2023 02:42 PM

We have a gas boiler on which we took out Breakdown Insurance . As part of the Policy
you have to show evidence of regular servicing in line with manufacturer's recommendations .
Boiler working fine - water and heating not been an issue . Yesterday fella services the
boiler . At the end he is unable to reconnect the gas supply . " It's an old boiler - I don't
carry those bits ' He is unable to return until Monday - so 4 days minimum without
heat & hot water . And there is a cold snap forecast .
I'm going to p*ss in his cup of tea Monday - even if its not the same bloke who turns up ...

PeterH 23-02-2023 03:10 PM

There's a wealth of new material on this thread today.

congress 23-02-2023 04:02 PM

Recruitment companies that email you with job details with then forget to put the whole details like working Mon-Friday, then with a big of digging around and finding job on actual company website actually shows working 2 out of 3 saturdays as well.

Add to that companies who you actually make time to go for an actual interview dont even getting back to you. Tossers.

Reps AJ 23-02-2023 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by congress (Post 16832975)
Recruitment companies that email you with job details with then forget to put the whole details like working Mon-Friday, then with a big of digging around and finding job on actual company website actually shows working 2 out of 3 saturdays as well.

Add to that companies who you actually make time to go for an actual interview dont even getting back to you. Tossers.

Had 3 today...

First was a job 3 hours away, the second was for a job role I stopped doing a year ago, the third was a 20-30k paycut.

Thanks, but no thanks

congress 23-02-2023 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16832980)
Had 3 today...

First was a job 3 hours away, the second was for a job role I stopped doing a year ago, the third was a 20-30k paycut.

Thanks, but no thanks

The experience i have had with recruitment agencies , I was thinking of going down that route as they are hopeless. At 52, I am looking at something new to do but emailed a couple of companies but they do not want to know.And Rishie wants the older generation back to work, he is dreaming, I have had nothing but negative interaction.
I was looking at apprenticeships but dont think they would want to know.

chrisophiex 23-02-2023 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by congress (Post 16832984)
The experience i have had with recruitment agencies , I was thinking of going down that route as they are hopeless. At 52, I am looking at something new to do but emailed a couple of companies but they do not want to know.And Rishie wants the older generation back to work, he is dreaming, I have had nothing but negative interaction.
I was looking at apprenticeships but dont think they would want to know.


Could you start your own business ?

Prince Phillip 23-02-2023 06:45 PM

Any company sending out something along these lines.....

"As you might know, many other providers are raising their prices, and we’ll be making some changes from 1 April 2023. Your price change is below:"

Well, what else could they do?!

Sleeping Giant 24-02-2023 05:13 PM

One of my kids just walked in with a bl**din Chelsea FC medal after winning a Chelsea Premier League Primary Stars competition over this way. Straight in the drawer! Talk about no pocket money.

Isle of Wight 24-02-2023 09:56 PM

Vernon Kay replacing Ken Bruce.

west country boy 24-02-2023 10:02 PM

Vernon Kay.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 24-02-2023 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16833918)
Vernon Kay replacing Ken Bruce.

The only consistently decent slot on radio 2 and they swap him for a radio 1 sexter. Glad he can take Popmaster with him. Their listenership will drop massively and deservedly so. I will be off to Greatest Hits Radio to listen to him for sure.

Maidstoned Eagle 24-02-2023 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16833918)
Vernon Kay replacing Ken Bruce.

Radio two staying true to form, replacing a radio presenter with a z list celeb.

Percy Dalton 25-02-2023 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 16833924)
The only consistently decent slot on radio 2 and they swap him for a radio 1 sexter. Glad he can take Popmaster with him. Their listenership will drop massively and deservedly so. I will be off to Greatest Hits Radio to listen to him for sure.

:p

KYLIE MINEAGLE 25-02-2023 01:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16833922)
Vernon Kay.

Thank God someone invented Google.

stevek 25-02-2023 08:47 AM

Ken's last show will be this Friday. I only really listen to Popmaster, so will definitely be switching across.

Isle of Wight 25-02-2023 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16834038)
Thank God someone invented Google.

Did it say Broadcasting knob as a description?

Terrace Bickle 25-02-2023 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by congress (Post 16832984)
The experience i have had with recruitment agencies , I was thinking of going down that route as they are hopeless. At 52, I am looking at something new to do but emailed a couple of companies but they do not want to know.And Rishie wants the older generation back to work, he is dreaming, I have had nothing but negative interaction.

I was looking at apprenticeships but dont think they would want to know.

The irony wasn't lost on me either. There was the big news stories about over 50s dropping out of the workplace or retiring and companies being 'concerned'. The very next day there was a story full of over 50s desperate for work, who couldn't get anything because of age discrimination!

Little Fozzie 25-02-2023 01:11 PM

Today's kick off time

Maidstoned Eagle 25-02-2023 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 16834270)
Today's kick off time

It's not as bad as Athletic Coin last Friday....21:45!

Maz 25-02-2023 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 16834270)
Today's kick off time

++++. Saturday night is no time for football.

El Aguila 25-02-2023 03:45 PM

It’s all right for fighting, though.

Wayne Andrews is God 25-02-2023 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16834366)
++++. Saturday night is no time for football.

Yeah its absolute bollox

Why is there no 12.30 ko today but a 19.45 one?

I hate
12.30
I hate
17.30

But this is even worse. Whats good about attending football is you can do other things with your weekend, but Saturday night football takes that away, the prime time of the weekend.

PeterH 25-02-2023 06:29 PM

And this feels like a tentacle. TV can start to make it regular. Particularly screws up the away travellers.

PeterH 25-02-2023 06:33 PM

Anyhoo..the wife getting busy in the house 4 hrs before this late kick off, and just now dropping the bombshell that it would be nice if I can help her with some housepainting.

I suggested that I am happy to do it tomorrow. That is not a satisfactory response.

Thus it is football = moody bollox vs cuckold.

Oh and it's me cooking before that.

pallet 25-02-2023 06:57 PM

Women in general. I have had a long week at work my wife who somehow manages the stress of doing one and half hours a day getting the hump because I don't feel like doing anything. Now in a moody as we are going to our friends and me and my mate will be watching the Palace game.

Aquila_17 25-02-2023 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16834370)
It’s all right for fighting, though.

Too Dwight it is

ozzieEagle 25-02-2023 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16834038)
Thank God someone invented Google.



One of the signs of assimilation into another country is losing touch with your former country's popular culture. I've no idea about 3/4s of the UK celebrities in focus back in the old dart these days.

Eddie McGuire annoys me :)

PeterH 25-02-2023 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16834590)
Women in general. I have had a long week at work my wife who somehow manages the stress of doing one and half hours a day getting the hump because I don't feel like doing anything. Now in a moody as we are going to our friends and me and my mate will be watching the Palace game.

Is your wife called Virginia?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 25-02-2023 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16835192)
One of the signs of assimilation into another country is losing touch with your former country's popular culture. I've no idea about 3/4s of the UK celebrities in focus back in the old dart these days.

Eddie McGuire annoys me :)

Only annoys you, He is a talentless ,racist, mysonigst, ****. Stick that in yer wikipidea :D

Maidstoned Eagle 26-02-2023 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16834568)
Anyhoo..the wife getting busy in the house 4 hrs before this late kick off, and just now dropping the bombshell that it would be nice if I can help her with some housepainting.

I suggested that I am happy to do it tomorrow. That is not a satisfactory response.

Thus it is football = moody bollox vs cuckold.

Oh and it's me cooking before that.

It's the machinations of trying to fuc k with any plans you have made and the pretence that they didn't know what your plans were and the petulance when you don't allow the disruption as much as they want.

Pidster 26-02-2023 09:46 AM

Dames, eh? Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em.

ozzieEagle 26-02-2023 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16835636)
Only annoys you, He is a talentless ,racist, mysonigst, ****. Stick that in yer wikipidea :D

Yes but what about his bad points!

PeterH 26-02-2023 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16835916)
It's the machinations of trying to fuc k with any plans you have made and the pretence that they didn't know what your plans were and the petulance when you don't allow the disruption as much as they want.

I got to watch the football, she kept herself busy, 5/10 on the moody bollos scale. Let's see what today brings.

TopKnot 26-02-2023 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 16834270)
Today's kick off time

I quite enjoyed it, Saturday night under the lights. Bit of a novelty. Wouldn’t want it to happen regularly though.

PeterH 26-02-2023 07:09 PM

I suspect a few are nursing a hangover today.

Mr Mojo Risin 27-02-2023 11:04 AM

People who use their camera phones at football. At the Liverpool game on Saturday there were a couple of blokes who I had never seen before (I'm always in the same spot) taking videos every time the ball came up our end. Why? Watch the bloody game you've paid to attend in person! And if you want to see highlights then they are on YouTube or MOTD, put together by professionals whose video recording skills are considerably better than yours!

art malice 27-02-2023 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 16837201)
People who use their camera phones at football. At the Liverpool game on Saturday there were a couple of blokes who I had never seen before (I'm always in the same spot) taking videos every time the ball came up our end. Why? Watch the bloody game you've paid to attend in person! And if you want to see highlights then they are on YouTube or MOTD, put together by professionals whose video recording skills are considerably better than yours!

Some twat near me got his out for that free-kick they cheated. So he got a lovely shot of it hitting Henderson’s face

TopKnot 27-02-2023 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 16837201)
People who use their camera phones at football. At the Liverpool game on Saturday there were a couple of blokes who I had never seen before (I'm always in the same spot) taking videos every time the ball came up our end. Why? Watch the bloody game you've paid to attend in person! And if you want to see highlights then they are on YouTube or MOTD, put together by professionals whose video recording skills are considerably better than yours!

Had a woman sat in front of me at the last Man City home game that was doing this. Every time the ball came anywhere near our goal she’d hold her phone up in the air and start filiming, if nothing happened she’d delete the file. Just bizarre and annoying, was contemplating in my head what would happen if I grabbed her phone and flung it away.

Catford Eagle 27-02-2023 02:43 PM

Drivers who go into some sort of dream state when they're first at a red light, resulting in a) Two or three cars getting through instead of 9-10 or b) Just them pootling through as the lights turn red again.

PeterH 27-02-2023 03:05 PM

Smartphones - the ultimate Oxymoron.

The phones are smart so you don't have to be.

I should patent that phrase.

Same with concerts. Just watch the show you have paid gawd knows how much to see. You feel that life is passing these people by, or at least that they seem happy living a shallow version of it.

strawberry mivi 27-02-2023 07:05 PM

Discovering that the $200 the government are giving us to compensate for not having mains gas is being paid to our electric supplier, British Gas, who will credit our account.
So, we still keep paying our fixed direct debit (designed to pay our monthly bill in full-ish) and BG keep the excess on our behalf 'just-in-case' until it is used up.
Multiply that across the country - nice little earner on the interest.
I was going to use the cash to pay for our oil - now it is trapped.
Tory wankers.

Vendy 27-02-2023 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 16837634)
Discovering that the $200 the government are giving us to compensate for not having mains gas is being paid to our electric supplier, British Gas, who will credit our account.
So, we still keep paying our fixed direct debit (designed to pay our monthly bill in full-ish) and BG keep the excess on our behalf 'just-in-case' until it is used up.
Multiply that across the country - nice little earner on the interest.
I was going to use the cash to pay for our oil - now it is trapped.
Tory wankers.

Bulb made it look like all electricity providers had to send it to you as long as your account is covering the monthly spend.

Ninja_Young 27-02-2023 09:10 PM

Drivers who park in disabled bays even worst when there are loads of free spaces.

Stellavista 28-02-2023 02:05 AM

Why is my BBC News programme broadcast from f*cking Singapore?

mte103 28-02-2023 07:55 AM

Exterior lights outside houses on all night...give nature a chance (bats, insects).

ceeby 28-02-2023 07:59 AM

Single alternate line traffic lights. When it's on green and the div in front insists on driving straight towards the "When Red Light Shows Stop Here" sign, then doing an immediate hard right swerve when 6 inches in front of it rather than slowly moving out to the right hand lane.

Sharkba1t 28-02-2023 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 16837201)
People who use their camera phones at football. At the Liverpool game on Saturday there were a couple of blokes who I had never seen before (I'm always in the same spot) taking videos every time the ball came up our end. Why? Watch the bloody game you've paid to attend in person! And if you want to see highlights then they are on YouTube or MOTD, put together by professionals whose video recording skills are considerably better than yours!

We’re you in Holmsdale block D?
If so I saw the same 2 (wearing away shirts). Very odd.

Terrace Bickle 28-02-2023 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mte103 (Post 16837964)
Exterior lights outside houses on all night...give nature a chance (bats, insects).

No chance I'm afraid, the majority of the population don't give a toss about anything but themselves. Hence plastic lawns and heaps of dumped litter everywhere the eye can see.

Polak 28-02-2023 09:13 AM

I received a letter in December confirming a hospital appointment for today at 10:30. Got a call last week saying that it had moved to midday. I then received a text on Sunday saying don't forget the appointment at 10:30. I phoned the hospital up yesterday and was told to turn up at 10:30. No idea who called me up with the midday change. Oh well.

Ant.Palace 28-02-2023 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ninja_Young (Post 16837771)
Drivers who park in disabled bays even worst when there are loads of free spaces.

If ever you want to identify a ****, this is it

Maidstoned Eagle 28-02-2023 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polak (Post 16837989)
I received a letter in December confirming a hospital appointment for today at 10:30. Got a call last week saying that it had moved to midday. I then received a text on Sunday saying don't forget the appointment at 10:30. I phoned the hospital up yesterday and was told to turn up at 10:30. No idea who called me up with the midday change. Oh well.

Interesting to see what happens when you turn up at 10:30 and they tell you it's midday.

Polak 28-02-2023 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16838005)
Interesting to see what happens when you turn up at 10:30 and they tell you it's midday.

Interesting is one way of putting it :D

chrisophiex 28-02-2023 10:27 AM

Singers who sing in an American accent, when they are not American.

pallet 28-02-2023 10:34 AM

The working day, what happened to 9-5? I My last job was 8-5pm, this current job is 8/5pm, I have just been approached by a job agency about another role and the hours are 6.30am until 4.30pm. She even told me that the company offer a good work life balance.

Polak 28-02-2023 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16838005)
Interesting to see what happens when you turn up at 10:30 and they tell you it's midday.

The receptionist said it's 10:30 but it says in midday in the appointment comments and she doesn't know what time I'll be seen - more likely midday but could 10:30. Excellent

big bad John 28-02-2023 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mte103 (Post 16837964)
Exterior lights outside houses on all night...give nature a chance (bats, insects).

And while we're at it give muggers and burglars a chance.

Gooders 28-02-2023 11:17 PM

Grealish's stupid hair style. Hair cut I should say - there's nothing remotely "stylish" about it. :jerkit:

Maidstoned Eagle 01-03-2023 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polak (Post 16838080)
The receptionist said it's 10:30 but it says in midday in the appointment comments and she doesn't know what time I'll be seen - more likely midday but could 10:30. Excellent

Are you still there?

big bad John 01-03-2023 07:29 PM

People who describe their occupation as an 'Influencer.' Seems like anyone who does a Tik-Tok video, doesn't do a day's work, and has an Instagram following of nine can use this term.

Joe85 01-03-2023 09:31 PM

Passport control in Nairobi.

Squeezed in in a free-for-all with 200 other sweaty *****, no AC and 2 open desks.


*****

Maz 01-03-2023 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16839209)
Passport control in Nairobi.

Squeezed in in a free-for-all with 200 other sweaty *****, no AC and 2 open desks.


*****

30 dollars buys you a fast-track service that lets you bypass most of that.

Prince Phillip 01-03-2023 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16839209)
Passport control in Nairobi.

Squeezed in in a free-for-all with 200 other sweaty *****, no AC and 2 open desks.


*****

It was the state of breakfast in Belgium a few weeks ago. We see what you're doing here. Look forward to the next thrilling instalment.

Polak 01-03-2023 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16838975)
Are you still there?

Got seen just after 11 so not too bad.:supergrin:

Joe85 01-03-2023 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16839247)
It was the state of breakfast in Belgium a few weeks ago. We see what you're doing here. Look forward to the next thrilling instalment.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16839247)
It was the state of breakfast in Belgium a few weeks ago. We see what you're doing here. Look forward to the next thrilling instalment.


France, thank you.

Having just had the privilege of a weekend scaling Table Mountain and other touristy things in Cape Town, and a further 3 days in Johannesburg, I’ve now moved onto an overnight stay in Nairobi before spending Friday in Dar Es Salaam.

Long week. (Cape Town is amazing, though).

Oh, and it took me 2.5 hrs to get through that ******* queue.

Cheers!

PeterH 02-03-2023 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16838065)
The working day, what happened to 9-5? I My last job was 8-5pm, this current job is 8/5pm, I have just been approached by a job agency about another role and the hours are 6.30am until 4.30pm. She even told me that the company offer a good work life balance.

What's the commute like? 6.30am start is suggesting a 5.30am leave the house. And will you really be leaving your desk at 4.30pm every day?

pallet 02-03-2023 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16839749)
What's the commute like? 6.30am start is suggesting a 5.30am leave the house. And will you really be leaving your desk at 4.30pm every day?

It's about 20 mins so not too bad be the same on way home.

Jim Cannon 02-03-2023 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 16837201)
People who use their camera phones at football. At the Liverpool game on Saturday there were a couple of blokes who I had never seen before (I'm always in the same spot) taking videos every time the ball came up our end. Why? Watch the bloody game you've paid to attend in person! And if you want to see highlights then they are on YouTube or MOTD, put together by professionals whose video recording skills are considerably better than yours!

Not just at football, try going to a concert, loads of twats doing the same there.

west country boy 02-03-2023 07:43 PM

Also art galleries and museums and famous public monuments/buildings. It's bonkers.

PeterH 02-03-2023 10:57 PM

There seems to be a need for people to show their friends and family what exciting lives they are leading. No problem at all with the occasional photo of something a bit different, maybe in the form of a strong recommendation to visit. It gets a bit much when people are constantly posting their restaurant meals.

I might start posting up pics of every time I visit mundane places, fast food emporiums, banks, supermarkets, or the view from my toilet seat.

Maz 02-03-2023 11:12 PM

Yes. My pet hate, people who photograph their meals.

Hedgehog 02-03-2023 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16839827)
Also art galleries and museums and famous public monuments/buildings. It's bonkers.

I seem to recall art galleries used to not allow cameras. It might have had something to do with using a flash.

About the only one on your list I would say is acceptable is monuments and buildings, especially if a tourist, I mean that is old school.

west country boy 02-03-2023 11:32 PM

The amount of people taking selfies at Auschwitz was incredible. I took one photo of *the* gate which I think is allowable.

west country boy 02-03-2023 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16839920)
I seem to recall art galleries used to not allow cameras. It might have had something to do with using a flash.

About the only one on your list I would say is acceptable is monuments and buildings, especially if a tourist, I mean that is old school.

But many of these people don’t even actually look at what they’re photographing.

Aquila_17 02-03-2023 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16839923)
The amount of people taking selfies at Auschwitz was incredible. I took one photo of *the* gate which I think is allowable.

Aye... last time I was there I saw someone taking a group shot standing infront of the wall of death. I decided that, in its own way, it's as poignant a reminder of the ludicrously mundane reality of the industrialisation of death that the place represents. It often seems to me that we never really learn anything much... us humans.

LN1 03-03-2023 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16839920)
I seem to recall art galleries used to not allow cameras. It might have had something to do with using a flash.

The flash ban was always to avoid fading the art work over time but some places probably banned cameras so they could sell their own glossy guide books and literature in the gift shop. Now with everyone having camera phones its probably hard to implement or enforce that rule.

west country boy 03-03-2023 01:47 AM

Some places still have flash bans on certain artworks. Sorry about banging on Poland again, but Leonardo’s Lady With an Ermine was the only artwork I remember having one of they.

This was great as it allowed me to spend quite some time on the painting because disappointed tourists popped into the darkened room which just contained this one masterpiece and effed off as soon as they couldn’t take a flash photo.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 03-03-2023 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16839923)
The amount of people taking selfies at Auschwitz was incredible. I took one photo of *the* gate which I think is allowable.

I read or heard on the radio , not sure of a bloke who proposed to his girl friend in front of the Arbeit Macht Frei. To some it's just another bucket list item.

El Aguila 03-03-2023 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16839907)
There seems to be a need for people to show their friends and family what exciting lives they are leading. No problem at all with the occasional photo of something a bit different, maybe in the form of a strong recommendation to visit. It gets a bit much when people are constantly posting their restaurant meals.

I might start posting up pics of every time I visit mundane places, fast food emporiums, banks, supermarkets, or the view from my toilet seat.

The thing is - I went to the Mezquita in Cordoba a couple of weeks ago. Extraordinary building, enlightening a story of centuries of migration and conquist, encounter and domination, and I have a camera in my pocket I couldn’t have dreamt of affording, 20 years ago. The play of light at nine in the morning permitted some dramatic shots. Why wouldn’t I take photos?

Maz 03-03-2023 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 16839949)
The flash ban was always to avoid fading the art work over time but some places probably banned cameras so they could sell their own glossy guide books and literature in the gift shop. Now with everyone having camera phones its probably hard to implement or enforce that rule.

I think that is a myth. The main purpose of the flash ban, I was told in the Sistine Chapel, is to allow people to enjoy the place without distraction or annoyance.

Levski 03-03-2023 09:37 AM

People now playing music / videos on their phones on public transport without headphones. Intensely annoying.

Little Fozzie 03-03-2023 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16839925)
But many of these people don’t even actually look at what they’re photographing.

Makes me laugh when you see people taking selfies with celebs or football players and then rather than looking at and engaging with the person, they just go off looking at their phone screen picture.

CP-RJW 03-03-2023 09:50 AM

There’s supposedly an innate human need for social approval, but I think instagram and the like take it too far. Too many people just can’t enjoy anything nowadays unless they receive a dopamine rush of likes in the process.

N Herts Eagle 03-03-2023 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16840006)
I think that is a myth. The main purpose of the flash ban, I was told in the Sistine Chapel, is to allow people to enjoy the place without distraction or annoyance.

What having been the crowd of people inside was a massive distraction. Was more moved by St Peters which was stunning inside and felt more able to move.
Would also add the walk to the Sistine was so special the art was brillant.

Aquila_17 03-03-2023 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16839983)
The thing is - I went to the Mezquita in Cordoba a couple of weeks ago. Extraordinary building, enlightening a story of centuries of migration and conquist, encounter and domination, and I have a camera in my pocket I couldn’t have dreamt of affording, 20 years ago. The play of light at nine in the morning permitted some dramatic shots. Why wouldn’t I take photos?

I think the fundamental point here is that of people taking selfies at sites which deserve contemplation especially where, for example, it's a site which represents the horrors of one of the worst periods in human history which still reverberates in our culture(s), rather than taking photos at those sites per se.

So, for example, I have many images from Auschwitz-Birkenau, Vatican City, Maya temples etc. but, as a photographer, I compose and post-process the images in an attempt to relay the profound other rather than the superficial self (check my site out from the link below ;) :supergrin:).

If it's not a profound scene, then yes - absolutely anything is game for a photograph for me although, in the same sense, I shoot with a focus on the subject rather than to get attention.

Maz 03-03-2023 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 16840031)
What having been the crowd of people inside was a massive distraction. Was more moved by St Peters which was stunning inside and felt more able to move.
Would also add the walk to the Sistine was so special the art was brillant.

Totally agree. Sistine was impossible to appreciate.


Sidenote. imo the Giotto chapel in Padua is far far more impressive. Perhaps because you can pre-book tickets for an allocated day and time and they never let more than a few people in at any one time, and you get twenty minutes or so. Stunning artwork and only 20 mins or so from Venice.

Maz 03-03-2023 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16840036)
I think the fundamental point here is that of people taking selfies at sites which deserve contemplation especially where, for example, it's a site which represents the horrors of one of the worst periods in human history which still reverberates in our culture(s), rather than taking photos at those sites per se.

So, for example, I have many images from Auschwitz-Birkenau but, as a photographer, I take the images to relay the profound other rather than the superficial self.

I don't know. I worry about atrocity photos. We went to the killing fields in Cambodia and I remember the guide saying "and this is the tree where the guards would beat out babies' brains by swinging them against it", and watching dumbfounded as people instantly took photos of it. Why would you want a picture of that tree? Why wouldn't you just want to stop and think?

Martin H 03-03-2023 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16840006)
I think that is a myth. The main purpose of the flash ban, I was told in the Sistine Chapel, is to allow people to enjoy the place without distraction or annoyance.

Right or wrong It was certainly the explanation given by many museums/galleries etc.

RazorsEdge 03-03-2023 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16840026)
There’s supposedly an innate human need for social approval, but I think instagram and the like take it too far. Too many people just can’t enjoy anything nowadays unless they receive a dopamine rush of likes in the process.

Am I right in thinking that, if you get lots of likes, you then get paid some advertising revune that Google or Instagram app gets?

Aquila_17 03-03-2023 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16840040)
I don't know. I worry about atrocity photos. We went to the killing fields in Cambodia and I remember the guide saying "and this is the tree where the guards would beat out babies' brains by swinging them against it", and watching dumbfounded as people instantly took photos of it. Why would you want a picture of that tree? Why wouldn't you just want to stop and think?

Yep, that's in keeping with my point. Contemplation of the subject is the key but we usually don't have an accurate enough insight into the internal sensibilities or intentions of someone taking such images while, in retrospect, them doing so may even cause deeper contemplation at a later stage. There are also many other good reasons to take such images... documentary and war photography spring to mind but these are specific to the art form of course, rather than mere mundane tourist activity.

We might also consider that just going to a place like this has these dynamics (often cited by people as why they don't visit). I'll be in Vietnam soon but I won't be going to the tunnels and traps because I've seen and contemplated enough human wickedness to know that I won't really learn anything much by seeing what I've experienced vicariously through documentaries in this case. But, YouTube is full of people who would only just waking up to this type of reality, so there's a balance that only an individual can attain... by contemplation, again.

Personally, I'm usually well prepared beforehand when I visit such places.


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