Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 709190 times)

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11475 on: September 29, 2019, 07:04:39 pm »
Dearest wife, you’re 5’ 4” tall, and our bed is 6’ 6” long. How is it, then, that you end up with your head as far up the bed as it can possibly go, the duvet up to your nose, and 6” at the bottom of the bed - where my feet happen to be - bereft of duvet coverage  >:(
I find that when Dr Beardy does this, not only are my feet uncovered, but I can’t breath because the duvet is too far up the bed. Almost as bad is when she migrates to the bottom of the bed and takes the duvet with her so I’m exposed from mid-chest up.

Our double bed is 4'6" wide. The king size duvet it 7'6" wide. Come winter, there'll be no duvet width left for me but The Man will moan if I grab the cover...

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11476 on: September 29, 2019, 07:17:02 pm »
I feel compelled to point out that barakta and I are compatible sizes and have reasonably harmonious duvet habits.  We did molish a bed in a size the FOREIGNS use, for extra elbow room without excess length.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Formerly Known As

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11477 on: September 29, 2019, 08:27:46 pm »
Single beds are the future.  Especially if they are in different rooms.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11478 on: September 30, 2019, 08:32:53 am »
You share a duvet.....blimey,  :o

For the 30 odd....and yes, some of them have been very odd, years that CBH and I have shared a bed, we have always had a duvet each. That way, there are no fights over coverage etc.

It also allows me to have my 3 tog cover whereas even when people from Arizona think its a tad warm, she can stick to her 10.5 one!

And they call us the strange couple.....  ;D  ;D ;D
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ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11479 on: September 30, 2019, 09:09:36 am »
You share a duvet.....blimey,  :o

For the 30 odd....and yes, some of them have been very odd, years that CBH and I have shared a bed, we have always had a duvet each. That way, there are no fights over coverage etc.

It also allows me to have my 3 tog cover whereas even when people from Arizona think its a tad warm, she can stick to her 10.5 one!

And they call us the strange couple.....  ;D  ;D ;D

Same here.  We have a crafty double sided duvet that has a 4 tog for me, 25million for her. I'm still sleeping under just a sheet at the moment
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11480 on: October 01, 2019, 09:40:07 am »
Pigeons!  Until you learn to desist from your habit of practicing your clog-dancing routines at first light you are hereby denied permission to perch on the roof of Larrington Towers >:(
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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11481 on: October 01, 2019, 10:59:58 am »
Rabbi Blue would suggest you get some chickens.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

spesh

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11482 on: October 01, 2019, 12:16:16 pm »
Rabbi Blue would suggest you get some chickens.

I'd be almost tempted to take a more Tom Lehrer-like approach, IYKWIM.  :demon:
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11483 on: October 01, 2019, 01:07:25 pm »
Good stuff in colourful hexagonal bottles.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11484 on: October 05, 2019, 05:44:12 am »
Fucking Greek restaurant in geeraardsbergen, pleas out a bfo sign on your door saying you don't take credit cards, so people know that BEFORE they have finished their meals.  I now have to piss about with with an expense claim for cash euros and the bank fee.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11485 on: October 06, 2019, 10:34:29 am »
Not in my plate today. Cloud grazing the chimneys, it's cold, the dogs keep getting underfoot, went out to the workshop but CBA doing anything. Bleh.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11486 on: October 09, 2019, 04:22:51 pm »
Went to see a physio today about my back. One of the questions he asked is whether I fall over to which I replied no as I am reasonably stable on my pins..... until this afternoon that is when walking along the tow path of the canal in Newport I slipped and fell onto my right knee and hip causing considerable pain and a nice piece of "towpath rash."

 :facepalm:

That will teach me to be over confident!
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hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11487 on: October 09, 2019, 05:36:33 pm »
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Mend well and fast!

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11488 on: October 10, 2019, 08:14:21 am »
We have a drying room at work. Heated and with a dehumidifier. Fantastic.

A large department regularly has a major planning jamboree, which involves them taking over the canteen, most of the meeting rooms and holding a party in the office in the evening. This goes on for 3 days.

Last night I packed up, went to get my kit out of the drying room; and it was freezing cold. Aircon blowing a howling gale of refrigerated air. WTF?

I loudly wonder what is going on, just as a partying person wanders in;
"Oh we couldn't fit the drinks in the fridge, so they put them in here and turned the cooling up to keep our drinks cool."

I don't think she liked my reply.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11489 on: October 11, 2019, 07:16:41 pm »
This



breaches Farcebok's "community standards" and earns you a spell in Zuckerclink.
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Tim Hall

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11490 on: October 15, 2019, 04:59:26 pm »
Bosch washing machine takes off when going to warp factor 5 spin.
Web based research suggests the shock absorbers are knackered.
Further web based research finds replacements for around fifty notes.
Gulp, bite bullet, press the button.
A several of days a later a package arrives.
Eagerly I rip it open.
It contains one shock absorber.
Arse.
Get ready to whinge at supplier for only fulfilling the order in a half arsed way.
Read website more. Fifty notes is for one.
Who would want to fit only one shock absorber to anything when the full complement is two? 
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11491 on: October 15, 2019, 07:17:08 pm »
This



breaches Farcebok's "community standards" and earns you a spell in Zuckerclink.

Seems fair.  If we accept JPEG artefacts like that, it's a slippery slope all the way to wobbly portrait video of landscape screens.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Torslanda

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11492 on: October 15, 2019, 07:25:34 pm »
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Who would want to fit only one shock absorber to anything when the full complement is two? 

You've never worked in a motor factors, have you...?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Basil

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11493 on: October 20, 2019, 08:01:24 pm »
Bloody hell.  Llandysul is full of people who have been drinking since 8 o'clock this morning.  Funny at first but mildly irritating now.  I'd best go home before it all kicks off.
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benborp

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11494 on: October 22, 2019, 07:36:50 pm »
Either I have used an entire river's worth of water in the last week, or someone has installed the new water meter the wrong way round haven't they?
A world of bedlam trapped inside a small cyclist.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11495 on: October 23, 2019, 04:54:31 pm »
I'm interested in buying something. Person x else wants to sell thing.
Great.
We check and discover that we both have same weekend free. I can come and take a shufti at thing this weekend.

Arrange my life to have car, roofrack etc for this weekend. Message Person x to arrange time and day.

<tumbleweed>

They are 60 miles away. They have been trying to sell thing for 2 months. This is the only weekend for weeks when I will have car and time. FFS.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11496 on: October 23, 2019, 05:20:58 pm »
Quote
Who would want to fit only one shock absorber to anything when the full complement is two? 

You've never worked in a motor factors, have you...?

Vauxhall.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11497 on: October 23, 2019, 11:50:13 pm »
I'm interested in buying something. Person x else wants to sell thing.
Great.
We check and discover that we both have same weekend free. I can come and take a shufti at thing this weekend.

Arrange my life to have car, roofrack etc for this weekend. Message Person x to arrange time and day.

<tumbleweed>

They are 60 miles away. They have been trying to sell thing for 2 months. This is the only weekend for weeks when I will have car and time. FFS.

It's still a couple of days until the weekend ...

Depending on the tenor of the previous conversations, if I were the seller and the weekend had been agreed, I wouldn't necessarily be too bothered about narrowing down a time until Friday (or maybe even Saturday morning), at least as long as I was able to be flexible.

Sure, if I could only make a particular two hour slot on Saturday night and an hour at lunchtime on Sunday I'd have been keen to check that one of those worked for you, but if I knew I was going to be around all day I'd probably be happy with leaving you to give me a call before leaving, to see if I would be around in a couple of hours time.

I do realise some people might feel I'm a little lackadaisical ...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11498 on: October 24, 2019, 08:10:06 am »
I'm interested in buying something. Person x else wants to sell thing.
Great.
We check and discover that we both have same weekend free. I can come and take a shufti at thing this weekend.

Arrange my life to have car, roofrack etc for this weekend. Message Person x to arrange time and day.

<tumbleweed>

They are 60 miles away. They have been trying to sell thing for 2 months. This is the only weekend for weeks when I will have car and time. FFS.

It's still a couple of days until the weekend ...

Depending on the tenor of the previous conversations, if I were the seller and the weekend had been agreed, I wouldn't necessarily be too bothered about narrowing down a time until Friday (or maybe even Saturday morning), at least as long as I was able to be flexible.

Sure, if I could only make a particular two hour slot on Saturday night and an hour at lunchtime on Sunday I'd have been keen to check that one of those worked for you, but if I knew I was going to be around all day I'd probably be happy with leaving you to give me a call before leaving, to see if I would be around in a couple of hours time.

I do realise some people might feel I'm a little lackadaisical ...
No phone number provided.
No address.

Only method of contact is via facebook, on the advert.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11499 on: October 25, 2019, 10:18:19 am »
they have sold it more locally and cannot be arsed to be honest