Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 729836 times)

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #800 on: October 03, 2011, 02:02:34 pm »
Stupid Digestive System.  The usual.  *sigh*
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Gattopardo

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #801 on: October 03, 2011, 02:05:46 pm »
Washing machine motor.  Why oh why oh why did you have to catch fire on Saturday morning? :(

Do you think I'm made of money? (Replacement motor HOW MUCH :o)

Lucky it didn't set fire to the house.

Guy

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #802 on: October 03, 2011, 03:44:38 pm »
Washing machine motor.  Why oh why oh why did you have to catch fire on Saturday morning? :(

Do you think I'm made of money? (Replacement motor HOW MUCH :o)

Lucky it didn't set fire to the house.
No chance of that.  It's not one of they new-fangled automatic things what you just load up and walk away from, but a proper twin-tub where you have to stand over it and do things, so I was there when the smoke belched out.  The serial number shows it was made in 1952 so it hasn't done too bad.

Unfortunately a new motor will cost nearly half as much as getting a "new" reconditioned twin-tub from teh intarwebs.  Fix or replace? Either way, it ent gonna be cheap :(
What duck?

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #803 on: October 03, 2011, 03:48:28 pm »
Fix. Cheaper and less waste.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #804 on: October 04, 2011, 04:02:55 pm »
WTF? My phone has dumped all entries from Contacts  >:(. Piece of junk...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #805 on: October 04, 2011, 05:12:08 pm »
Oh, they used to be RNID or the Deaf Society or something. I had assumed they were UK-wide.

RNId have become "Action on Deafness" or in my universe "What?".

There is also a 'Deaf Action' charity in Scotland which is not the RNId.

Deaf society is probably National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) who were good to my parents when I was young and seem to be continuing.
I saw a poster about Deaf Action the other day, in Brizzle, which may not be an ordinary part of the UK (!) but is definitely Not Scotland.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #806 on: October 05, 2011, 12:36:59 pm »
Why has my bloody back been itching all week ???
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Guy

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #807 on: October 05, 2011, 01:43:40 pm »
Why do I get so many random phone calls?

Just had the RQ of 1 R Anglian on the phone asking about DNA testing kits ???
What duck?

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #808 on: October 05, 2011, 01:53:48 pm »
Why, pray, is there no fast train line out of Lowestoft? It took me 6 hours to get home from there to Stafford last night.

Oh and Virgin Trains, the choice of only chocolate cake in first class both going and returning from London this week is just not good enough as it is no choice at all. I had to turn down cake!!! Chocolate cake is horrible and nasty: as is chocolate.
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #809 on: October 05, 2011, 02:01:48 pm »
Chocolate cake is horrible and nasty: as is chocolate.

 :o
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #810 on: October 05, 2011, 02:11:15 pm »
I had to turn down cake!!! Chocolate cake is horrible and nasty: as is chocolate.

you are clearly unwell.goto doctor NOW.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #811 on: October 05, 2011, 02:20:34 pm »
I had to turn down cake!!! Chocolate cake is horrible and nasty: as is chocolate.

you are clearly unwell.goto doctor NOW.

Strange you should say that as I have an appointment on Friday as my diabetes is a little unbalanced at the moment....expect to be told to stay off cake for some time! A change of Doctor may be required!
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hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #812 on: October 05, 2011, 02:46:29 pm »
Why has my bloody back been itching all week ???

My back itches in hot weather.
It has been hot.

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #813 on: October 05, 2011, 03:58:20 pm »
Yebbut it was hotter than this when I was on holibobs and my back didn't itch then.  No, instead my feet swelled up to the size of turnips ???
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #814 on: October 05, 2011, 04:04:09 pm »
I find those funny-shaped bicycles tend to cause itchy back...
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Gattopardo

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #815 on: October 05, 2011, 04:05:46 pm »
I had to turn down cake!!! Chocolate cake is horrible and nasty: as is chocolate.

you are clearly unwell.goto doctor NOW.

Strange you should say that as I have an appointment on Friday as my diabetes is a little unbalanced at the moment....expect to be told to stay off cake for some time! A change of Doctor may be required!

Low carb cake.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #816 on: October 05, 2011, 05:57:17 pm »
Why has my bloody back been itching all week ???
Perhaps you're allergic to the metal in the hooks of your bra. Try tucking the label in so it's between the hooks and your skin.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #817 on: October 05, 2011, 06:04:19 pm »
Poo. I took MFWHTBAB for a bike ride on Sunday, and as we went over the Stamford Bridge viaduct, I thought, "oh, I'll show him the fantastic spooky empty Scooby Doo house half hidden behind the trees, the one even CrinklyLion hadn't spotted until I showed her".

They've knocked it down.  :( The size of the pile of rubble is testament to how big it was. It was a magnificent place, ought to have had bats coming out of the turrets and everything.
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Snakehips

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #818 on: October 05, 2011, 06:17:59 pm »
........... the wasp which got into my helmet, couldn't find a way out so promptly stung me.

Or I suppose I could rant at myself for not being able to remove a helmet while cycling uphill before the wasp could attack.

Who ever is to blame, please stop it as it hurt so much that I had to cut the ride short and head home. I still have the bump on my head 20 hours later!
That happened to me last week. I had no time to react , the sting was almost immediate. After a stop I managed to continue my 'pleasure' ride slowly , but some pain and slight swelling lasted a couple of days. 
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #819 on: October 06, 2011, 09:26:46 am »
I was at a job fair the other week (minimum wage fodder, as it happens) and I felt a wriggling in my top. I ignored it, but it wriggled higher & higher and I was finding it hard to concentrate. Eventually, I located the offending thing and gave it a good squeeze through my top and felt it pop. End of story. It was only when I later got out into the foyer that I got the chance to shake it out, whereupon a dead wasp fell to the floor. How the hell I wasn't stung is a mystery.

It either got there on the ride to the fair or it was there from the top having hung out on the line.
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Guy

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #820 on: October 06, 2011, 09:36:17 am »
Didn't get to watch my Camberwick Green dvd last night :( A mate came round and dragged me off to the pub quiz >:(

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What duck?

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #821 on: October 08, 2011, 02:42:48 pm »
Elder Ms AWL's Friend's Mother: Your timekeeping is pathetic. Every time I have organised something involving you you have let us down/kept us waiting by being stupidly late without calling to tell us. So, we now reluctantly have to leave our 12-year-old daughter at the swimming pool (where she was earlier already at her swimming club) to wait for you as my son has his friends coming round at 3pm and you can't keep to agreed timetables AND not tell us. Cow.
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Oaky

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #822 on: October 08, 2011, 09:33:56 pm »
GRRR... bloody chess season started up again.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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mcshroom

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #823 on: October 08, 2011, 09:44:18 pm »
GRRR... bloody chess season started up again.

1 e4 ;D

More seriously, why is that a grumble?
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Oaky

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #824 on: October 08, 2011, 10:02:01 pm »
:)

I failed to manage to offload captaincy of a league team which, to be honest, I don't really have the time to do the organisation for any more...  I'm just rediscovering how long it can take to find 8 people willing to travel for a match.

(I think my record last season for people called before I got a full team was around 30.  That pretty much exhausted the active, eligible (i.e. not seeded for other teams) players of my club!)

I enjoy the playing (and for the most part don't mind the on-the-night aspects of running the team) it's just the chivvying up a squad that drags.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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