Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 730095 times)

arabella

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #400 on: July 14, 2011, 06:13:20 pm »
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...  A bit like traffic lights with placebo buttons on the pedestrian crossings that do nothing to the timings.  ...
Tell me more.  The traffic light to get to the co-op used to turn pedestrian gree straight off.  Now it waits until the road is empty anyway.  I've long suspected something's up ...
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Basil

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #401 on: July 14, 2011, 08:44:57 pm »
Oh FFS, bloke in pub.  No.  You didn't see me on the Hagley Road in Quinton yesterday.  This is the third time someone has told me this in as may weeks.  I hardly ever venture out that way.  Except on the way to collect the YACF Baton some time ago.

OMG  :o  There's some poor bugger out there who looks like me!
Poor sod.  ;)


Actually "Looks like me" probably means "not riding a BSO on the pavement"  ::-)
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #402 on: July 14, 2011, 08:57:45 pm »
Actually "Looks like me" probably means "not riding a BSO on the pavement"  ::-)

That's what I was worrying.   :-\

Thankfully I wasn't anywhere near the Hagley Road yesterday either...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Gattopardo

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #403 on: July 14, 2011, 09:04:52 pm »
Aldi ice cream 4l tubs are no longer sold.

It was amazing ice cream and now no more.

Basil

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #404 on: July 14, 2011, 09:06:04 pm »
Kim, you know when the wind catches that hair of yours, and a thick strand of it attaches itself across your top lip....................
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #405 on: July 15, 2011, 04:15:03 am »
Airline - charging ridiculously expensive fares and then requiring me to tag and check my own luggage is a bit rich!
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Guy

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #406 on: July 15, 2011, 09:02:43 am »
Philip, Sir.  I have just spent the last 20 minutes redoing the visitors book for tomorrow after the Adjt pointed out that you use the full stops after the H, the R, and the H.

None of the rest of your family do it.  Why you?  It just makes more WERK for me.
What duck?

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #407 on: July 15, 2011, 11:00:12 am »
Why does BBC News website say NoW when it should be NotW?

Regulator

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #408 on: July 15, 2011, 11:18:37 am »
Philip, Sir.  I have just spent the last 20 minutes redoing the visitors book for tomorrow after the Adjt pointed out that you use the full stops after the H, the R, and the H.

None of the rest of your family do it.  Why you?  It just makes more WERK for me.

Philip is a bit of a pedant when it somes to such things (as is Brenda).  The kids and their sprogs seem to be afflicted by modern curse of failing to understand the value of proper punctation.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #409 on: July 15, 2011, 11:20:08 am »
Philip, Sir.  I have just spent the last 20 minutes redoing the visitors book for tomorrow after the Adjt pointed out that you use the full stops after the H, the R, and the H.

None of the rest of your family do it.  Why you?  It just makes more WERK for me.

Philip is a bit of a pedant when it somes to such things (as is Brenda).  The kids and their sprogs seem to be afflicted by modern curse of failing to understand the value of proper punctation.

And spelling?  ;D
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #410 on: July 15, 2011, 12:09:37 pm »
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appears on your screen, it does not mean that you are unable to log in.  It means you are one of the Slow Children, you big dopey doppo.
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billplumtree

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #411 on: July 15, 2011, 01:17:47 pm »
Similarly, if

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'hinstall.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

appears, it does not mean that the command ran successfully and without reporting any errors.  The fact that you have admin rights to that machine is just scary.



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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #412 on: July 15, 2011, 01:19:45 pm »
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appears on your screen, it does not mean that you are unable to log in.  It means you are one of the Slow Children, you big dopey doppo.
Ah yes, the classic 'PICNIC' situation.

Zipperhead

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #413 on: July 15, 2011, 05:18:32 pm »
Philip, Sir.  I have just spent the last 20 minutes redoing the visitors book for tomorrow after the Adjt pointed out that you use the full stops after the H, the R, and the H.

None of the rest of your family do it.  Why you?  It just makes more WERK for me.

Philip is a bit of a pedant when it somes to such things (as is Brenda).  The kids and their sprogs seem to be afflicted by modern curse of failing to understand the value of proper punctation.

And spelling?  ;D

Punctation - isn't that lactation from pierced nipples?
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

rower40

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #414 on: July 15, 2011, 11:41:03 pm »
Philip, Sir.  I have just spent the last 20 minutes redoing the visitors book for tomorrow after the Adjt pointed out that you use the full stops after the H, the R, and the H.

None of the rest of your family do it.  Why you?  It just makes more WERK for me.

Philip is a bit of a pedant when it somes to such things (as is Brenda).  The kids and their sprogs seem to be afflicted by modern curse of failing to understand the value of proper punctation.
Are the dots after H, R and H the equivalent of the Greengrocer's Apostrophe but at the other end of the social spectrum? ;)
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #415 on: July 18, 2011, 12:40:01 pm »
While it is better that the mains wossname from which my netbook may be supplied with electrickal voles chose to die now rather than while I'm on holibobs, I'd prefer that it had not died at all, as it severely limits my ability to view pr0n in bed.  Bum willy toilets.
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PaulF

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #416 on: July 18, 2011, 05:19:41 pm »
My new rim hasn't arrived from France so it looks like I'll be doing the South Downs Way on singlespeed next weekend ???

Kim

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #417 on: July 18, 2011, 05:31:26 pm »
Earwigs.  Also, weather with comedy timing.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #418 on: July 18, 2011, 07:05:43 pm »
Dad, there's not much food I get for myself that I'm not happy to just share without you asking, but my expensive strawberries and clotted cream ice cream what I don't get very often is one of those things. Finding several giant scoopfuls missing does rather leave me feeling miffed. I'd eat your sacred stilton in retaliation if I didn't hate the stuff.

Guy

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #419 on: July 19, 2011, 07:47:13 am »
Would whatever it is that is chewing holes in my socks please just stop it.  They don't grow on trees you know.
What duck?

Basil

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #420 on: July 19, 2011, 10:09:47 am »
Due to another family members catastrophic work/life balance fail, I find myself on the way to Lichfield to accompany my Dad from hospital there to hospital in Burton, and back again.
Happy to do so, obviousl, but a little more than 11 hours notice would have been good.
Just had an interesting phone conversation with my manager.
Asking for annual leave with zero notice is never good. 
I ended up saying that at least I was being honest.  Most people would have simply thrown a sickie as an easier option.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #421 on: July 19, 2011, 11:38:49 am »
While it is better that the mains wossname from which my netbook may be supplied with electrickal voles chose to die now rather than while I'm on holibobs, I'd prefer that it had not died at all, as it severely limits my ability to view pr0n in bed.  Bum willy toilets.

It's spontaneously started jbexing again ???  Iz pleased that I didn't order a new one yesterday.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #422 on: July 19, 2011, 11:42:24 am »
Sister. We had a phone call last week and it ended - as I recall perfectly - with your final words of "Leave it to me, I'll get back to you." So I did. But you didn't. So nothing happened on Sunday. Now you are complaining that you have to drive the 15 miles to Warwick to give my son his birthday present. Tough shit.
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interzen

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #423 on: July 19, 2011, 01:11:39 pm »
Still don't know what's wrong with the car.
It runs, for now, and we've managed to narrow the cause down to three possible units (all computerised, natch) but we won't know *which* unit is to blame until the car starts sulking again. Hmmph.

On the plus side, the garage haven't charged me for the Tech2 diagnostic. Which is nice.

Maybe this is the universe telling me to ride more.

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #424 on: July 19, 2011, 02:53:05 pm »
Has my phone been hacked by lowlife scumsuckers working for News International? Or, has someone here been giving away my secrets? Or, is it my local vendor of newsprint and periodicals who has put the word out about my subscription to Amateur Proctologist (incorporating Enema Weekly)?

These are the only explanations I can find for the behaviour that I witness daily, where I stop at a red light and then in the period before the lights change to green cyclists that I have previously overtaken come past and stop in front of me, and then when the lights do change to a man (for sadly they are all men) raise their arses in the air and wave them at me as they impede my acceleration. I try and tell them "People, put your arses down and learn to ride your bicycles you bunch of tossers" as I go around them.

Obviously this is just code for "I have promised to gaze only up the botty of two holes Greg"

Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.