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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8175 on: September 24, 2016, 02:11:34 pm »
BA online check-in. Why does it only permit check-in 24 hours ahead of a flight? And then, because the flight is to the US, say you can't print your boarding pass as it has to be issued at the airport after your passport & visa are checked? Ho hum.

They let me print my boarding pass at the start of the current trip, though I don't know why they bother because passport checks and checked baggage.

I forget all about it for today's return flight until about midnight but was still able to snag a seat by the emergency exit :thumbsup:
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8176 on: September 24, 2016, 05:01:45 pm »
Ikea, your instructions are really shit and now I have lots of bits left over.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


lou boutin

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8177 on: September 24, 2016, 08:01:17 pm »
Amazon Prime you're rubbish.  I've ordered two parcels and neither have arrived the next day.  The first you lost and only got to me because someone with the same unusual surname as I worked at the organisation that you delivered it to - which incidentally was 26 miles away - very kindly delivered to my house because she was visiting someone close by.  Today's parcel is nowhere to be seen either and I've waited in all day for it. What the hell is going on?!!!

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8178 on: September 24, 2016, 08:11:38 pm »
Neither of my dogs can type....... thats crap.

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8179 on: September 26, 2016, 07:54:40 am »
Yesterday: stopped at the only open café in 30k for a therapeutic ice-cream.  All the other patrons were of the Darth Vader clan of the invasive species.  The waitress was speaking to them in German, even the fucking radio Volksempfänger was tuned to a German station. This is France, for fuck's sake.  When we cross the border do the natives speak French to us?  Do they hell.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8180 on: September 26, 2016, 12:34:18 pm »
Where in France? There are some bits where that could be just the locals taking back their ancestral language.
"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

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8181 on: September 26, 2016, 01:05:50 pm »
Don't worry, I know the difference.  This was wall-to-wall furriners.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8182 on: September 27, 2016, 06:15:30 pm »
Why does it take two minutes for the PVR to do a full rescan when it takes the distascope ten times that, FFS ???

Or should that be the other way round?  I'm one of the Slow Children today.
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fboab

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8183 on: September 27, 2016, 06:24:35 pm »
Teeth. Goddamn fucking pileofshitty crap porous disintegrating rubbish.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8184 on: September 27, 2016, 08:15:48 pm »
Partner had enforced dental visit today due to filling/tooth disintegration.
Somewhat unimpressed with £53.90 charge for 5 minute NHS filling job.

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8185 on: September 27, 2016, 10:36:03 pm »
I know someone who could have done it for a lot less but IIRC Teethgrinder is busy this week.
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hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8186 on: September 27, 2016, 10:55:27 pm »
Partner had appointment @ 15.15 for dentist less than two furlongs away and was home at around 15.40. Teethgrinder live a long way up Watling Street...

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« Reply #8187 on: September 28, 2016, 01:47:45 pm »
I thought that I'd bought pz2 impact driver bits.   I seem to have a packet of cheese pieces.  Grrr!

fboab

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8188 on: September 28, 2016, 04:56:44 pm »
Partner had enforced dental visit today due to filling/tooth disintegration.
Somewhat unimpressed with £53.90 charge for 5 minute NHS filling job.
Better hope you never need a lawyer. Or an architect.

NHS dentistry is still a bargain, compared to the cost of other professional services.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

hellymedic

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8189 on: September 28, 2016, 06:29:42 pm »
Partner had enforced dental visit today due to filling/tooth disintegration.
Somewhat unimpressed with £53.90 charge for 5 minute NHS filling job.
Better hope you never need a lawyer. Or an architect.

NHS dentistry is still a bargain, compared to the cost of other professional services.

I know.
Having said that, I've had private dentistry for ages, which seems pricy yet durable. David's restorations and teeth seem to be made of cheese, though he has far fewer decayed, missing or filled teeth than me.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8190 on: September 28, 2016, 08:36:06 pm »
I thought that I'd bought pz2 impact driver bits.   I seem to have a packet of cheese pieces.  Grrr!

Seems to be increasing tendency atm! Whatever happened to Made in Britain?
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8191 on: September 28, 2016, 09:17:50 pm »
I thought that I'd bought pz2 impact driver bits.   I seem to have a packet of cheese pieces.  Grrr!

Seems to be increasing tendency atm! Whatever happened to Made in Britain?

People stopped making things in Britain.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8192 on: September 28, 2016, 10:26:14 pm »
We still make quite a lot of cheese in Britain and some of it is highly regarded abroad.
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

ian

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8193 on: September 29, 2016, 07:29:42 am »
I thought that I'd bought pz2 impact driver bits.   I seem to have a packet of cheese pieces.  Grrr!

Seems to be increasing tendency atm! Whatever happened to Made in Britain?

People stopped making things in Britain.

People stopped buying things Made in Britain.

Strangely, at the same time all those people expected (and still expect) to be paid to keep making things in Britain.
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TheLurker

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8194 on: September 29, 2016, 06:13:46 pm »
Because a lot of what was made in Britain wasn't worth buying. For instance motor cars and motorbikes that were horribly unreliable and expensive with it. I'm sure other examples can be found without too much effort.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8195 on: September 29, 2016, 07:11:16 pm »
Cat just wandered across my lap and sank her claws into my merino top. That's going to need darning...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8196 on: September 29, 2016, 11:34:08 pm »
Cat just wandered across my lap and sank her claws into my merino top. That's going to need darning...

Wasn't that a Disney film..... ?  ;)     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Darn_Cat!
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Torslanda

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8197 on: September 29, 2016, 11:45:37 pm »
...also subject of a song by Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8198 on: September 30, 2016, 08:47:07 am »
German pensions agency sent back my proof-of-life form. The buggers won't take the word of a doctor but will take that of a hospital.  :-\

Maybe there are too many Kr sorry German medics on the fiddle.
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Ruthie

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #8199 on: September 30, 2016, 09:02:44 am »
Plugged in my forerunner and now Connect won't work.  Bah.
Milk please, no sugar.