Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 151370 times)

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2025 on: October 14, 2019, 12:58:16 pm »
We are planning to have a take away for tea...well its my Birthday tomorrow and our wedding adversary but now discover that our favourite take away no longer delivers to our postcode!!!!

Stop whinging, we don't have any takeaways at all that deliver to our postcode.

Mind you thats probably a good thing for my waistline.

Whatever.  It seems I don't understand what this thread is for.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2026 on: October 14, 2019, 02:50:12 pm »
We are planning to have a take away for tea...well its my Birthday tomorrow and our wedding adversary but now discover that our favourite take away no longer delivers to our postcode!!!!

Stop whinging, we don't have any takeaways at all that deliver to our postcode.

Mind you thats probably a good thing for my waistline.

Whatever.  It seems I don't understand what this thread is for.

Sorry I wasn't having a go, just being sarcastic.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2027 on: October 14, 2019, 04:12:20 pm »
We are planning to have a take away for tea...well its my Birthday tomorrow and our wedding adversary but now discover that our favourite take away no longer delivers to our postcode!!!!

Stop whinging, we don't have any takeaways at all that deliver to our postcode.

Mind you thats probably a good thing for my waistline.

There are far too many within 2 minutes walk of my front door, it takes serious will power not to order something every night

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2028 on: October 16, 2019, 08:40:34 am »
The dealer has used yellow (rear) and white (front)  capped screws to fix the number plate to my new car. In the middle of the black text  ::-).  I took one out of the rear plate to check the type, and bought black replacements. The screw on the front is a different type.  >:(
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2029 on: October 16, 2019, 09:29:16 am »
The dealer has used yellow (rear) and white (front)  capped screws to fix the number plate to my new car. In the middle of the black text  ::-).  I took one out of the rear plate to check the type, and bought black replacements. The screw on the front is a different type.  >:(

An additional first world problem is that security screws for number plates are a Very Good idea and may be available FOC from your local plod. Worth doing before you find yourself in the rant thread.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2030 on: October 16, 2019, 10:13:53 am »
Nobody around here will want mine - they have the Euro symbol on  8)

But on a serious note, ta.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2031 on: October 16, 2019, 04:32:47 pm »
The dealer has used yellow (rear) and white (front)  capped screws to fix the number plate to my new car. In the middle of the black text  ::-).  I took one out of the rear plate to check the type, and bought black replacements. The screw on the front is a different type.  >:(

An additional first world problem is that security screws for number plates are a Very Good idea and may be available FOC from your local plod. Worth doing before you find yourself in the rant thread.

An additional FWP is that someone needs to seize motor-car manufacturers warmly by the throat and and, while bouncing their collective heads off the nearest brick wall, shout "DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF SECURING NUMBER PLATES, YOU WITLESS PARSNIPS!" in their ears.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2032 on: October 16, 2019, 04:45:36 pm »
Last time I looked they used pop rivets here.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2033 on: October 16, 2019, 05:09:28 pm »
The dealer has used yellow (rear) and white (front)  capped screws to fix the number plate to my new car. In the middle of the black text  ::-).  I took one out of the rear plate to check the type, and bought black replacements. The screw on the front is a different type.  >:(

An additional first world problem is that security screws for number plates are a Very Good idea and may be available FOC from your local plod. Worth doing before you find yourself in the rant thread.

An additional FWP is that someone needs to seize motor-car manufacturers warmly by the throat and and, while bouncing their collective heads off the nearest brick wall, shout "DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF SECURING NUMBER PLATES, YOU WITLESS PARSNIPS!" in their ears.
Point of order m’laud. Number plates are fitted by stealerships, not the manufacturers. 🤓
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2034 on: October 16, 2019, 10:12:13 pm »
double sided tape has worked for 16 years on my disco2. Maybe the rest of the car should be made of the same material - it seems to be pure unobtanium for LR sourced parts vs pattern parts. Guess which I need to replace?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2035 on: October 17, 2019, 08:51:14 am »
Last time I looked they used pop rivets here.

Have been told that it's by statute.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2036 on: October 17, 2019, 01:02:00 pm »
Nowt wrong with the right tape - https://www.mjcdigital.co.uk/3m-double-sided-tape for a selection. Much of most cars' trim is held on with the stuff.

Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2037 on: October 17, 2019, 01:03:26 pm »
I was going to say, an awful lot of the numberplates I see lying in the verge are not held on by double-sided tape, but that not all double-sided tapes are equal.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

FatBloke

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2038 on: October 17, 2019, 01:55:40 pm »
The replacement for our previous cranky old grid (a Fabia estate) does not have the covered trough at the back of the parcel shelf which was ideal for the safe transport of balsa sheet, piano wire and (rolled up) plans.

In similar vein, current Fnord Mustangs do not have the little trough atop the centre of the dash to keep your bag-full-of-lead-shot TwatNav holder in place so you have to use double-sided tape to prevent Emily the TwatNav from cowering in the passenger footwell or your lap every time you negotiate a junction.

I bet there's somewhere to stash an AR-15 Assault rifle though!!" ::-)
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2039 on: October 19, 2019, 09:36:35 pm »
Waitrose at Kings Cross Station had NO TONIC WATER for Regulator to serve our merry gang, to accompany the gin he had brought.

He had to Shop Elsewhere...

Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2040 on: October 20, 2019, 12:13:25 am »
I collected a car-club car for tomorrow and it reeks of Smoker.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2041 on: October 20, 2019, 12:26:26 am »
Got dressed for the dinner last night and stole a glance at the invite just before going out.

The horror! It was black tie and I was in white tie. Resolved, after a few minute af panic.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2042 on: October 21, 2019, 11:37:37 am »
Slapdash.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

FifeingEejit

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2043 on: October 21, 2019, 12:28:43 pm »
The deli counter assistant confusing Perri-Perri Chicken for "Italian" chicken.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2044 on: October 22, 2019, 05:14:12 pm »
My bottle opener doesn't fit the crown corks on Leffe bottles.

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2045 on: October 22, 2019, 07:59:56 pm »
Does not compute! Don't you own a swiss army knife, or similar?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2046 on: October 22, 2019, 08:32:46 pm »
Or teeth. Bite them off.

Or you can use the ceiling on a train, the crenellations are perfect for popping bottle caps.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2047 on: October 22, 2019, 08:44:37 pm »
Ely Dave, no. *

Ian, my teeth are fucked already.


* I can use the kitchen can opener, but this whinge is funner

ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2048 on: October 22, 2019, 08:48:12 pm »
Then that's why we have trains. Plus it's cool and impresses the other passengers.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2049 on: October 22, 2019, 09:29:52 pm »
OK . Which trains?  We only get crappy Arriva ones and Virgin whatever (soon to be taken over by Trenitalia; i'm not going to hold my breath waiting for le freccie...)