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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #250 on: June 09, 2011, 03:58:10 pm »
Causing an unexpected spike in productivity?

Yes, The Boss and The system Mangler had to log in from home and do all the difficult stuff why I just looked out of the window ;D
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mcshroom

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #251 on: June 10, 2011, 10:49:21 pm »
Brake bosses, you don't really want to go with the old brake block do you? Please detach yourselves so that I can put the new v-brakes back on.

This refurb is taking far longer than I planned.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #252 on: June 12, 2011, 09:24:07 pm »
PMS, fuck off.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


iddu

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #253 on: June 13, 2011, 02:44:02 pm »
Weather and washed-out flints - FRO.

Another set of carcass threads sliced, and tyre now in the process of self-destruction; let's see if the Uncle Sam boot gets me home tonight...

EDIT: Nope  ::-)

I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #254 on: June 15, 2011, 01:00:22 am »
Dear Apple Store,
I placed an order for D's birthday present on 14/6/11. Can you please explain why you are giving expected delivery dates of 29 June - 06 July. Does it really take up to three weeks to pack and send stuffs to London?
Why?
Your website states delivery 1-2 weeks, which is already pretty generous. Tack on another week and I can only surmise that your whole company must inhale herbal cigarettes throughout the working week.

BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #255 on: June 15, 2011, 10:16:17 am »
Saw podiatrist today.
She reckons my feet are pretty good at over pronating.
Got given a set of calf stretches to do, now to wait until late august / start september until I get an appointment with the biomechanic clinic.

I'm sure there must be a law against going into a farmers field and stretching his calves though?   ;)

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #256 on: June 15, 2011, 10:49:28 am »
Only a grumble, as it doesn't directly affect me, but next door must be pissed off:

Contractors, you or your employing company have known for a  week that you'd have to dig the path up in front of our houses. It wouldn't have done any harm to slip a note through our doors a day or two in advance letting us know you'd be working would it?

Unsociable next-door neighbour but one: You commissioned the work, so the same applies to you, as I assume you knew too.
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dasmoth

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #257 on: June 18, 2011, 03:47:40 pm »
Just broken my second Grasshopper derailleur hanger.  Starting to suspect the things are made of cheese -- all I did this time was put a teeny bit of lateral force on while trying to get everything lined up to replace the wheel.  At least I wasn't out riding this time.

The thought of trying to persuade Bikefix to sell me another one is too painful to contemplate.  So, I guess it's a toss-up between Kevin@DTek or seeing if I can order directly from Germany.

...or, perhaps, just whittling my own from a nice block of cheddar...
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #258 on: June 18, 2011, 06:15:28 pm »
Self: when ordering a dozen brake blocks, why the hell didn't you think to check if you had any spare brake cables?
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #259 on: June 19, 2011, 10:13:10 am »
This is more of a  :facepalm: moment than a grumble really. I've just read the most retarded client complaint ever about one of my colleagues. The client accused him of rudely calling her inpatient. The clinical notes had logged an 'inpatient enquiry'. Her pet was an inpatient at the time and she had phoned for an update  :facepalm:

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #260 on: June 19, 2011, 10:22:11 am »
This is more of a  :facepalm: moment than a grumble really. I've just read the most retarded client complaint ever about one of my colleagues. The client accused him of rudely calling her inpatient. The clinical notes had logged an 'inpatient enquiry'. Her pet was an inpatient at the time and she had phoned for an update  :facepalm:

 ::-) ;D

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #261 on: June 19, 2011, 10:36:58 am »
Just watching SFTW on BBC 2
'Dab, its a very pretty fish'
Probably doesnt feel feel very pretty now you have cut its head off

Rapples

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #262 on: June 19, 2011, 10:40:31 am »
This is more of a  :facepalm: moment than a grumble really. I've just read the most retarded client complaint ever about one of my colleagues. The client accused him of rudely calling her inpatient. The clinical notes had logged an 'inpatient enquiry'. Her pet was an inpatient at the time and she had phoned for an update  :facepalm:

That's just imcredibly stupid :facepalm:

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #263 on: June 19, 2011, 11:05:30 am »
This is more of a  :facepalm: moment than a grumble really. I've just read the most retarded client complaint ever about one of my colleagues. The client accused him of rudely calling her inpatient. The clinical notes had logged an 'inpatient enquiry'. Her pet was an inpatient at the time and she had phoned for an update  :facepalm:

 ::-) ;D

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barakta

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #264 on: June 20, 2011, 12:24:54 am »
Dear tinnitus, piss off.  At least I knew to expect you after all the audio I've had this weekend.  Sleep soon!

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #265 on: June 20, 2011, 01:52:42 pm »
Pointless beeping at cyclists number 1 742 821

Dear Nissain Driver

Please don't beep at me as I climb the humpback bridge over the railway line on the Newport Road...here

Google Maps

I checked over my shoulder 3 times and there was more than sufficient time for me to pull over to the right hand lane which starts just before the top of the bridge (where the white car is next to the road sign). Okay, I did not stick my hand out but then, I was out of the saddle trying to keep my average speed up at around 18mph as not to slow the traffic down.

Yes, I do need to be in the right hand lane as I was going straight on. The left hand lane is turn left only. And oh, I am soooooooo sorry that my slowing down made you miss the lights. Enjoy waiting did you?

Sigh. Take your beep and stick it where the sun doesn't shine.

Regards



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clarion

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #266 on: June 20, 2011, 02:57:37 pm »
When I'm doing some DIY, I hate the noise when the drill is straining.

That (amplified) is what the noise from the nearby building site sounds like.

It's OK; it's only been going on for a week.  I'm sure it will pass, whatever the hell they are doing. >:(
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #267 on: June 20, 2011, 04:46:54 pm »
I noticed at about 3pm I had birdshit on my right chest. God knows what time today I was splatted.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #268 on: June 20, 2011, 06:56:12 pm »
I noticed at about 3pm I had birdshit on my right chest. God knows what time today I was splatted.

I bet afterwards you felt a right t_t?

clarion

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #269 on: June 20, 2011, 10:00:21 pm »
Booby or a tit, I expect.

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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #270 on: June 21, 2011, 10:33:09 am »
Dear just about everbody.  That van driven by the Trotters in Only Fools And Arses is a Regal, not a fucking Robin, m'kay.
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clarion

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #271 on: June 21, 2011, 10:40:11 am »
Is that a Regal Robin, then? :demon:
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Pingu

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #272 on: June 21, 2011, 04:13:34 pm »
Can we be reliant on that?

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #273 on: June 21, 2011, 07:59:51 pm »
I wish the people accross the road would hang their curtains up properly, they're really bugging me.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

clarion

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #274 on: June 21, 2011, 09:52:01 pm »
;D  I misread that.
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