Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 766621 times)

TheLurker

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12100 on: May 22, 2020, 10:30:08 am »
Quote from: perpetual dan
... it wouldn't cost that for a padded envelope, 2nd class post on the package and £1 of someone's time to stick my address on the envelope.
Ahh, but you've forgotten to factor in the time to walk to the post office, find it's closed because they're working reduced hours, walk back to the office, walk down the next morning, wait in the queue for an hour (or two) then there's the time taken to catch up on the local news with Mrs Miggens behind the counter who you haven't seen for oooooh at least 36 hours and then you've got to walk back to the office and after all that hard work you really need a cup of tea which means you have to pop* out to the corner shop for some milk because you've run out....  it all costs you know.  :)

*FCVO of "pop" allowing for new queueing** arrangements.

**Reminds me of old Soviet-era Polish joke.
What's 22 yards long and eats cabbage?  A meat queue.
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12101 on: May 23, 2020, 07:04:37 am »
No rain  >:(
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12102 on: May 23, 2020, 08:10:33 am »
No rain  >:(

Nope.  The clouds are there but the water's staying up.  The farmers must feel like Jean de Florette.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12103 on: May 23, 2020, 12:10:09 pm »
I bought a “heavy duty, tailored fit” boot liner for my car. It was neither  >:(.  And I had to pay the return postage  >:( >:(.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12104 on: May 23, 2020, 01:53:46 pm »
No rain  >:(

Nope.  The clouds are there but the water's staying up.  The farmers must feel like Jean de Florette.

Water isn't staying up any more. It's cold, too.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12105 on: May 23, 2020, 02:50:12 pm »
No rain  >:(

Nope.  The clouds are there but the water's staying up.  The farmers must feel like Jean de Florette.

Water isn't staying up any more. It's cold, too.

you lucky sod, you. Stop taunting me.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12106 on: May 23, 2020, 04:07:14 pm »
No rain  >:(

Nope.  The clouds are there but the water's staying up.  The farmers must feel like Jean de Florette.

Water isn't staying up any more. It's cold, too.

you lucky sod, you. Stop taunting me.

It's ok, it's stopped.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12107 on: Yesterday at 05:31:28 pm »
When I lead the panzers down Whitehall and install myself as Emperor of The Known Universe, one of my first decrees will be to ban electric scooters.

Or if someone can persuade me to be lenient, decree that anyone wishing to use one on My Highways can do so only if they are dressed in day-glo pink leotards and bunny slippers. :demon:
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woollypigs

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12108 on: Yesterday at 10:30:50 pm »
Can you hurry up please
#bollockstobrexit

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12109 on: Yesterday at 10:42:57 pm »
No problems with a pink leotard but you’ll pry my Birkenstock’s from my warm damp feet..
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ElyDave

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12110 on: Yesterday at 10:50:15 pm »
I had to giveup on Birkenstocks, a) Jeremy corbyn and ii) they made my feet hurt. I admit I have weird feet.

Cue Ian, with his feet horror.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12111 on: Today at 08:05:17 am »
Aldi's milk bottles: pick them up by the neck and the top pops off. Pick them up by the top and you feel the bottle preparing to part company.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ian

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12112 on: Today at 09:53:34 am »
Ten terrible toes.

My nightmare is that I click the wrong button on the internet and my screen fills with an infinite number of foot fetish porn site windows.

Birkenstocks would do it too.
!nataS pihsroW

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12113 on: Today at 12:44:31 pm »
I once uploaded a photo to Flickr.  The subject was my elegantly-besandalled feet in the sun-dappled waters of the infant Colorado.  Some creepy oddball foot weirdo noticed.  You can guess the rest.

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #12114 on: Today at 04:28:44 pm »
When I lead the panzers down Whitehall and install myself as Emperor of The Known Universe, one of my first decrees will be to ban electric scooters.

Or if someone can persuade me to be lenient, decree that anyone wishing to use one on My Highways can do so only if they are dressed in day-glo pink leotards and bunny slippers. :demon:


On a visit to Michigan last year Was in Ann Arbor. There they have a large student population, and electric scooters for hire, which are rideable on the sidewalks. You’d have loved it.

Meanwhile to my grumble. We have new neighbours, as of yesterday. The grandparents are over to “help”. He’s using a fucking garden vacuum, and has been for the last 20 minutes. Now, the neighbour the other side (we have a 3m wide garden) has got got his fucking strimmer out. I may have mentioned I hate fucking garden machinery.

ETA: An hour on and he’s still fucking vacuuming the patio. It’s almost as bad as the previous incumbent who spent 4 hours one sunny bank holiday pressure washing it! 
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)