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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11400 on: August 30, 2019, 11:39:20 am »
If that ^^^^ was in the possession of this M. le Maire it would have all been nommed en route.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11401 on: August 31, 2019, 11:44:25 pm »
I'm supposed to be going off camping next week & can't find my headtorch.  Probably left in my parents loft.  No problem says I.  The trusty mini-maglite in a webbing headband will do the trick.  Well, I've found the headband....  the maglite......... no


Edit 13:19.   Found it & also the Fenix.  Fixed the problem with the Fenix not changing modes as well, so I'll take that one.



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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11402 on: September 01, 2019, 09:50:03 pm »
Smoke alarm.  You had a shiny new PP3 a couple of weeks ago.  Why are you going "peep" ?
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11403 on: September 01, 2019, 10:48:58 pm »
Smoke alarm.  You had a shiny new PP3 a couple of weeks ago.  Why are you going "peep" ?

Because, like printers, they were sent from hell to make us miserable.  And occasionally save lives.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11404 on: September 01, 2019, 11:10:08 pm »
Smoke alarm.  You had a shiny new PP3 a couple of weeks ago.  Why are you going "peep" ?

Because, like printers, they were sent from hell to make us miserable.  And occasionally save lives.


I've had stereo car & house alarms going off all day as well  :(    Sigh.   I suppose I'd better risk life & limb by standing on a chair & changing the battery again.  Otherwise I'll get no sleep.



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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11405 on: September 02, 2019, 01:01:51 am »
Smoke alarm.  You had a shiny new PP3 a couple of weeks ago.  Why are you going "peep" ?

Because, like printers, they were sent from hell to make us miserable.  And occasionally save lives.

Do printers *really* save lives?

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11406 on: September 02, 2019, 09:55:59 am »
Our smoke alarms have both 9v and AAs. Obviously they run down at different rates. Is there an indication of which is flat?

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ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11407 on: September 02, 2019, 09:57:58 am »
Smoke alarm.  You had a shiny new PP3 a couple of weeks ago.  Why are you going "peep" ?

Because, like printers, they were sent from hell to make us miserable.  And occasionally save lives.

Do printers *really* save lives?

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ian

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11408 on: September 02, 2019, 12:36:30 pm »
Downstairs loo sprung a leak. I hate leaks.

Anyway, I discovered that having an entirely concealed bog unit may look nice, it's not practical when it breaks (which I knew, but aesthetics trump functionality, or rather I wasn't arguing with my wife after the five weeks she spent choosing a bloody toilet as that would be another five weeks deliberation and what do you think of this one?). Now pieces of bathroom everywhere while the floor dries. Leaky connection from cistern, says a grown-up.
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11409 on: September 02, 2019, 01:45:52 pm »
Smoke alarm.  You had a shiny new PP3 a couple of weeks ago.  Why are you going "peep" ?

Because, like printers, they were sent from hell to make us miserable.  And occasionally save lives.

Do printers *really* save lives?

I expect they may prove useful for forging travel documents in the upcoming fascist regime.

Oh, wait, it's out of cyan.

*exits stage left, pursued by the sound of jackboots*
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11410 on: September 02, 2019, 01:47:04 pm »
Downstairs loo sprung a leak. I hate leaks.

Anyway, I discovered that having an entirely concealed bog unit may look nice, it's not practical when it breaks (which I knew, but aesthetics trump functionality, or rather I wasn't arguing with my wife after the five weeks she spent choosing a bloody toilet as that would be another five weeks deliberation and what do you think of this one?). Now pieces of bathroom everywhere while the floor dries. Leaky connection from cistern, says a grown-up.

There isn't a Saniflo is there?  Those things are worse than printers...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11411 on: September 02, 2019, 02:29:06 pm »
Is a Saniflo one of those things which chops waste up into tiny little pieces before swooshing it down too-narrow waste pipes? If so, it could also save lives by disposing of incriminating evidence in the upcoming fascist regime.
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Feanor

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11412 on: September 02, 2019, 02:33:41 pm »
Is a Saniflo one of those things which chops waste up into tiny little pieces before swooshing it down too-narrow waste pipes?

Yes.
See also...

http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/humour.html#saniflo

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11413 on: September 02, 2019, 02:34:50 pm »
You can absolutely guarantee that evidence, incriminating or otherwise, would block the thing.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11414 on: September 02, 2019, 02:51:01 pm »
Is a Saniflo one of those things which chops waste up into tiny little pieces before swooshing it down too-narrow waste pipes? If so, it could also save lives by disposing of incriminating evidence in the upcoming fascist regime.
The son of one of my cousins three to do that to his girlfriend, though the lack of saniflo left him with an assortment of kitchen tools and a lot of blood. He’s now residing at Betty’s pleasure.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11415 on: September 02, 2019, 02:58:20 pm »
No, it's a normal toilet, but the plumbing is hidden behind panels and generally inaccessible to individuals of my skill level.

That said, I'm pretty sure it's still a drip-drip-drip which may mean a cracked pan (apparently). That would imply some pretty impressive toileting. Will give it overnight and it ain't dried, grown-up will have to come back.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11416 on: September 02, 2019, 03:21:18 pm »
Don't talk to me about blocked toilets!

How comes its always my job to unblock them and no one ever tells me their blocked until there is enough, er, poo in them to fertilise 100 acre wood....

I spent over an hour the other day with a high pressure hose on full trying to unblock (I first wrote "unbloke" which also works!) the thing ..... I think I can still smell it....  :sick:

It doesn't help the the plumber who put the loo in didn't put in an inspection hole in the soil pipe so you can clean from one end only..... :facepalm: Why do we employ people who turn up on horseback?
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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11417 on: September 02, 2019, 05:11:40 pm »
Son + wife visiting since yesterday afternoon; they're staying for 3 days and already MrsT & I are climbing the walls because their way of life is so different from ours.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11418 on: September 02, 2019, 07:10:34 pm »
<colleague grumble #743>

Does anyone work with a mumbler? I'm helping out in "P"s team half of the week, and she's driving me mad!

She talks not quite constantly (that might be less annoying), but at least every 2 minutes. I can't tell the difference between the self-commentary, the quiet whingeing about colleagues, and actual questions/instructions aimed at me. I frequently miss stuff that she later declares to be critical information, and I can't get anything done as I'm constantly saying "You what?" or tuning into her mumbling to see if I can get a clue as to the nature.

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barakta

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11419 on: September 02, 2019, 07:41:43 pm »
My colleagues all do that weird mumble-murmur-chat thing. I will engage in active dialogue with them, but otherwise I'll turn my hearing aids off entirely and if they want to say something, they can get my attention and do it properly. It's the only way I can concentrate in the shared office.

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11420 on: September 02, 2019, 11:02:31 pm »
I fucking hate mumbling. Just speak clearly in my direction for fucks sake!
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mattc

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11421 on: September 03, 2019, 06:49:37 am »
I love you people  :-*
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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11422 on: September 03, 2019, 09:35:44 am »
S'funny. Last night we rewatched a film we laughed our legs off at in 1984 and everyone was mumbling.  Can't be our ears.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Jaded

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11423 on: September 03, 2019, 10:09:27 am »
In my world everyone should come with name badges and subtitles.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11424 on: September 03, 2019, 10:15:31 am »
^^^This^^^
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