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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11950 on: April 01, 2020, 06:05:22 pm »
A new litter problem, discarded masks & gloves everywhere.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11951 on: April 03, 2020, 04:12:08 pm »
I know interest rate are low, but by what reasoning does First Direct reduce its “Savings” account interest from 0.15% to a staggeringly low 0.01%. Fuckers.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11952 on: April 03, 2020, 06:12:29 pm »
I know interest rate are low, but by what reasoning does First Direct reduce its “Savings” account interest from 0.15% to a staggeringly low 0.01%. Fuckers.

I think my Santander one went down to 0.005% which I suppose is their way of saying please take your money and fuck off. I think the concept of savings accounts is dead.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11953 on: April 03, 2020, 08:26:44 pm »
I know interest rate are low, but by what reasoning does First Direct reduce its “Savings” account interest from 0.15% to a staggeringly low 0.01%. Fuckers.

I think my Santander one went down to 0.005% which I suppose is their way of saying please take your money and fuck off. I think the concept of savings accounts is dead.

Except for the purpose of Millennial-bashing media thinkpieces, obviously.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11954 on: April 07, 2020, 08:18:02 am »
No mucking about throwing paper aeroplanes around the office.
No sneaking out for a stroll in the spring sunshine.
No channel-hopping on the tv in the foyer in a fruitless attempt to find somethijng worth watching (daytime tv :sick:)
No surfing the intarwebz looking for pictures of steam engines.


The Colonel's in today :(
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11955 on: April 07, 2020, 11:01:34 am »
Bah, the supplier I ordered weedkiller from via a South American river themed webseller seems to have done a runner.  Pages and pages of feedback along the lines of 'marked as dispatched, not arrived & no response to queries'.  So many it took 5 minutes to scroll back 12 days to when I placed my order to see if I'm an idiot, not on this occasion it turns out not that this helps.  If ordering via that site avoid Chatfield DIY until their feedback shows they've sorted their shit out.
 
Ordered again from another seller, I have a hell of a lot of cleavers I need to nuke while spot treatment is still a viable option. And when I say a lot I am not kidding.  I'll be using one of these:

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11956 on: April 07, 2020, 07:39:52 pm »
I'm sitting in the window of our attic room, waiting for the moon to rise over the trees on the hill opposite. All the while I've also been watching a bank of cloud slowly heading in that direction.  I know that even though we're pretty far west and it's got a hill to rise over, it must be pretty imminent.  But the leading edge of that cloud bank has just arrived at the tree I think it will rise behind.
Bastard. No cool camera shot tonight.  :(
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11957 on: April 07, 2020, 08:56:40 pm »
I waited too long, too much contrast to be able to resolve the detail even with a long lens
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11958 on: April 07, 2020, 09:32:00 pm »
I waited too long, too much contrast to be able to resolve the detail even with a long lens

She'd put her top back on then?
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11959 on: April 07, 2020, 11:21:00 pm »
No mucking about throwing paper aeroplanes around the office.
No sneaking out for a stroll in the spring sunshine.
No channel-hopping on the tv in the foyer in a fruitless attempt to find somethijng worth watching (daytime tv :sick:)
No surfing the intarwebz looking for pictures of steam engines.


The Colonel's in today :(
First time I've heard them called 'steam engines'
 ;)
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11960 on: April 08, 2020, 11:51:23 am »
Making cassoulet* last night.  Wash out the bean tin before putting it in the recycling.  Which genius thought lining those ring-pull tins with a toroidal razor blade was a good idea?  Bled in a torrent like unto the lies issuing from a The Prime Minister.  Now contemplating strapping left thumb to rest of hand with a cable tie left behind by the Thaumaturges who healed the shower at Fort Larrington the other week, on account of the abyss in my thumbflesh being right on the bendy bit.

* OK, sossidge'n'beans
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11961 on: April 08, 2020, 02:11:55 pm »
When he was two or three, my son got his hand trapped in one of the old-style tins that we had opened, emptied, and then shoved the lid down into. When he put his hand in and tried to pull it out, the lid had cut into the base of his thumb, and the more he pulled the deeper it went.  To get his hand out again, we first had push it further in so that we could push the lid aside.  Try explaining that to a screaming toddler.

I still squash tins closed to this day.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11962 on: April 08, 2020, 02:33:35 pm »
Oh crap. A power cut.  That's all we need right now. Seems to be a big one too as the power co are talking about a wide area.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11963 on: April 08, 2020, 02:42:39 pm »
Looks like we'll be having Hula-Hoop salad for dinner.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11964 on: April 08, 2020, 03:21:36 pm »
When things assume you use all the social media's. Ordnance Survey have a step challenge and to take part you upload a video to Instagram. I don't use it or twitter which is another common one
 Get in touch via twitter. I can't I don't use it. Who thought emails would be obsolete for so much

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11965 on: April 08, 2020, 03:25:38 pm »
When he was two or three, my son got his hand trapped in one of the old-style tins that we had opened, emptied, and then shoved the lid down into. When he put his hand in and tried to pull it out, the lid had cut into the base of his thumb, and the more he pulled the deeper it went.  To get his hand out again, we first had push it further in so that we could push the lid aside.  Try explaining that to a screaming toddler.

I still squash tins closed to this day.
Urgh! I always squash empty tins so they take up less space in the recycling/bin/whatever, but that's an additional, better, reason.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11966 on: April 08, 2020, 03:26:47 pm »
When things assume you use all the social media's. Ordnance Survey have a step challenge and to take part you upload a video to Instagram. I don't use it or twitter which is another common one
 Get in touch via twitter. I can't I don't use it. Who thought emails would be obsolete for so much
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11967 on: April 09, 2020, 12:18:48 am »
Looks like we'll be having Hula-Hoop salad for dinner.

Have you got your electrons back yet?  Friend is suffering a protracted BT exchange failure, but I pointed out that at least he didn't have to have Hula Hoop salad for tea.  (Seriously, what a way to ruin Hula Hoops...)
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11968 on: April 09, 2020, 12:32:10 am »
Looks like we'll be having Hula-Hoop salad for dinner.

Have you got your electrons back yet?  Friend is suffering a protracted BT exchange failure, but I pointed out that at least he didn't have to have Hula Hoop salad for tea.  (Seriously, what a way to ruin Hula Hoops...)

Came back on this evening but is now off again. Good job the moon is nice and strong.
I can report that cheese and onion hula hoops are best with leaves. Salt and vinegar go well with tomatoes and red onion.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11969 on: April 09, 2020, 11:00:38 am »
I'm in the queueue for the supermarket. This is fine, though suncream might have been a good idea. I could do without the running commentary from the person behind. I pity the person on the other end with the updates on every 2m step moved and how they use shot glasses for egg cups. And now you get to hear about it too :demon:

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11970 on: April 09, 2020, 03:28:02 pm »
Just discovered that the 1000 x 500 x 22 sheet of ply I want to turn into a router table has a 3mm dish in the middle. :(
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11971 on: April 12, 2020, 12:39:38 pm »
• Seems it's possible to sprain your ankle while lounging on a sofa >:(
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11972 on: April 12, 2020, 03:31:17 pm »
Sick of getting "He is risen" messages CC'd from friends, as if "He" were a bloody cake.  They've known for the last 50+ years that I'm an atheist, FFS.
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« Reply #11973 on: April 12, 2020, 03:33:42 pm »
How come he has got yeast when there are shortages all round?
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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11974 on: April 12, 2020, 03:49:18 pm »
That's where the Three Wise Men from the Yeast come in.
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