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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #450 on: July 22, 2011, 02:01:53 pm »
Do they re-use them?
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #451 on: July 22, 2011, 02:13:26 pm »
Re-using Tesco bags is a mug's game.  The plasticiser has a half-life of about 25 minutes.  (See previous rants on the subject.)
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #452 on: July 22, 2011, 02:14:01 pm »
Urrrrrrgh, no, think of the health and safety!









That, at least is what I expect they would say. Word for word.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #453 on: July 22, 2011, 09:10:40 pm »
Another bloody late finish...19:15 when I should have left at 4:30.    Some halfwit moved a cable from where it should be to where it shouldn't...... >:(
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #454 on: July 23, 2011, 10:15:01 am »
It's the weekend.... and I've got the cold  >:(
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #455 on: July 23, 2011, 11:50:08 am »
It's the weekend and my get up and go has got up and gone.

Had planned to get the bus into town this arvo, but then remembered that the bloody races are on meaning it'd be quicker to walk  >:(

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #456 on: July 23, 2011, 07:17:05 pm »
My brother made extra chocolate & cherry tart for me, and now I won't get any cos I'm too poorly to ride  :'(
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #457 on: July 23, 2011, 10:19:34 pm »
Do they re-use them?

No, they recycle them. My argument was this is not a carbon neutral thing to do, and to use a bag to carry stuff only 12 feet is madness!

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #458 on: July 24, 2011, 04:04:36 pm »
Don't Tesco have those big plastic crates to do home delivery in?  Deliver the stuff in the crates then pick them up next time?

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #459 on: July 24, 2011, 09:43:58 pm »
The combination of drugs that make one's skin very dry and fragile, along with a very snotty runny nose is not a good one :(
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #460 on: July 25, 2011, 10:11:40 am »
Dear Cambridgeshire Highways Authority

Thank you for resurfacing the shared path on the A1307 up Wandlebury Hill.

Whose bright idea was it to resurface it with loose gravel?  :facepalm:

It spoilt an otherwise very enjoyable ride,as I had to pull Regina up the hill because it was impossible to ride up.  >:(
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #461 on: July 25, 2011, 11:32:49 am »
Don't Tesco have those big plastic crates to do home delivery in?  Deliver the stuff in the crates then pick them up next time?

Yeah, the stuff is crated, but the guy won't leave his crates behind. To be fair mine is usually a big order with about 8 crates in it. He claims he is only given 30 seconds to walk each crate to the house and get an empty one back to his truck, and so the few seconds I would save by lifting the dozens of carrier bags out of the crates rather than shopping would enable him to keep to his schedule  :facepalm:

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #462 on: July 25, 2011, 11:56:19 am »
Work colleagues: The possession of a tv and your obsessive watching the TDF does not make you an instant expert on all aspects of cycling. Oh, and there are other races in the world that matter.

Just shut up talking about tdf, please. You never give a monkey's toss about bikes or cycle sport any other time of the year.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #463 on: July 25, 2011, 12:37:06 pm »
^ This ^
This is the first year I've noticed that absolutely everybody seems to be watching it.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #464 on: July 25, 2011, 04:14:05 pm »
Dopey mate stuck in the 20th Century: I gave you a mobile phone with a SIM in it and £10 credit on it. I did this because ASDA mobile charges 10p/minute for calls, whereas you are stuck on some deal where you pay 40p/minute, but are too lazy/dopey/scared/incompetent to do anything about it.

So, when I next see you and you are still on the old tariff and "your mum has lost the phone I gave you", don't expect more help to be forthcoming.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #465 on: July 25, 2011, 04:17:30 pm »
NAT is evil.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #466 on: July 26, 2011, 01:41:44 pm »
Dear Cambridgeshire Highways Authority

Thank you for resurfacing the shared path on the A1307 up Wandlebury Hill.

Whose bright idea was it to resurface it with loose gravel?  :facepalm:

It spoilt an otherwise very enjoyable ride,as I had to pull Regina up the hill because it was impossible to ride up.  >:(
Does that qualify for a pothole card? A VERY BIG one?
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #467 on: July 26, 2011, 07:27:37 pm »
Half way through a "Deadly" Killer SuDoku (Saturday Times, 16th July; suggested time - 58mins; time I've spent on it so far - at least 3 hrs) and I find I've got it all wrong.  Time to start again.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #468 on: July 26, 2011, 07:50:58 pm »
My friend has cancelled his visit to Brum to see me this weekend as we're both too ill.  While I'm slightly relieved cos friend is EXTROVERT (and lovely) I'm also sad and pissed off.  Am hoping to feel more human soonest.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #469 on: July 27, 2011, 01:27:48 am »
[Insert chunter about sloppy choice of stock photos in this article:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14291335 ]

It's as if masts all looked the same or something!

(barakta thinks I'm a nerd for recognising it.  I think it's fairly iconic.)
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #470 on: July 27, 2011, 07:30:48 am »
O2, stoppit!

Having spent $SMALL_FORTUNE this year on concert tickets, travel etc I thought I might have got away with a bit or respite.

Then you go and send me an email telling me that RHCP tickets go on priority order today!!!!

ARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #471 on: July 28, 2011, 08:59:03 am »
Blackbird.

Did you have to evacuate your bowel all over the latch on the garden gate, right where a person on auto-pilot puts his hand :sick:
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #472 on: July 28, 2011, 10:20:28 am »
President Obambi: while you are infinitely less of a dick than your predecessor, charging me fourteen of your dollars for the dubious privet hedge of entering a few details into a form upon teh Intarwebs is havin' a giraffe.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #473 on: July 28, 2011, 10:26:19 am »
[Insert chunter about sloppy choice of stock photos in this article:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14291335 ]

It's as if masts all looked the same or something!

(barakta thinks I'm a nerd for recognising it.  I think it's fairly iconic.)

It's certainly got a pretty unusual collection of GSM/3G antenna directions.  And some TETRA :)

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #474 on: July 28, 2011, 10:39:23 am »
My neck hurts.  And my foot.  And my knees.  Hmph.   >:(