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On 9/2/2018 at 10:47 AM, Derwent said:

They’re not as bad as the ones who shrug their shoulders and say “what’s he/she like ?” As if that excuses their offspring’s behaviour. Mind you they don’t like it if you answer it with “he/she is like a right horrible little b’stard“. Tends to upset them a bit I’ve found, especially those who seem to think it is mandatory to find their children adorable.

If at all possible i go for the Basil Fawlty accidental elbow trick , works a treat.

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Those ‘ warnings ‘ at the start of tv programmes .... this contains some bad language you may find upsetting , and some violence , and scenes of a sexual nature etc etc . Who is this , my granny ? I know what I’m watching !! Total nanny statism to the extreme . Treat you like a little kid or snowflake . And if I’ve got kids it’s my job to  decide what they watch on telly thanks . And these warnings are getting more widespread ... there’s some flashing lights ... give me a break . Individual responsibility anyone ? Really annoying those things - I think there’s reverse psychology in that if they say something like this has nudity and sex then they reckon about a million more will watch 

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2 hours ago, DavidM said:

Those ‘ warnings ‘ at the start of tv programmes .... this contains some bad language you may find upsetting , and some violence , and scenes of a sexual nature etc etc . Who is this , my granny ? I know what I’m watching !! Total nanny statism to the extreme . Treat you like a little kid or snowflake . And if I’ve got kids it’s my job to  decide what they watch on telly thanks . And these warnings are getting more widespread ... there’s some flashing lights ... give me a break . Individual responsibility anyone ? Really annoying those things - I think there’s reverse psychology in that if they say something like this has nudity and sex then they reckon about a million more will watch 

Remember Channel 4's red triangle? Didn't do the viewing figures for their late-night programming any harm at all.

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Road works, 6 sets on Burnley Road between Hebden and Halifax, and parents dropping the little darlings off at school, “we’ll just stop here and block all the traffic shall we darling?” 

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1 hour ago, Phil said:

Road works, 6 sets on Burnley Road between Hebden and Halifax, and parents dropping the little darlings off at school, “we’ll just stop here and block all the traffic shall we darling?” 

That road was fine until morons started to believe it was a trunk road.

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5 hours ago, ivans82 said:

Why at the end of each programme of a drama series does it then show you whats happening in next weeks episode? That`s the whole point about drama , it`s drama , we don`t want to know .

Agree with that ... and even more annoyingly , why do tv shows spend two or three minutes at the start showing you what’s coming up in the show . I always fast forward those , why would I want to know before I see it ?

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1 hour ago, DavidM said:

Agree with that ... and even more annoyingly , why do tv shows spend two or three minutes at the start showing you what’s coming up in the show . I always fast forward those , why would I want to know before I see it ?

So you can turn over, of course!?

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Knock knock

 

me: Hello

Them: Hello we’re spreading the joyous word of our lord the king of creation

me: off or I let this dog go (slams door)

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Halfway through the first week at the new job, and becoming re-acquainted with the largely theoretical train service of Thameslink. Amazingly, they're even worse than the last time I used them for my daily commute.

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3 hours ago, MattSantos said:

Why so aggressive, just let them be.

Because I don’t want idiots like that knocking on my door spouting their ###### 

I’ve tried a nice smile and “sorry I’m really not interested” and they’re back again a fortnight later. Maybe they got the idea this time. 

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On 9/3/2018 at 10:09 PM, Futtocks said:

Remember Channel 4's red triangle? Didn't do the viewing figures for their late-night programming any harm at all.

Yes, I, er, remember them. Everyone seemed in a rush to get home from the pub on a Friday night for some reason.

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14 hours ago, Phil said:

Knock knock

 

me: Hello

Them: Hello we’re spreading the joyous word of our lord the king of creation

me: off or I let this dog go (slams door)

I find these people annoying but at the same time admire their conviction to go round knocking on doors trying to convince people of their 'news'. It's not for me but I can't really bring myself to be rude to them, just a firm 'not interested' seems to work.

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On 9/3/2018 at 7:37 PM, DavidM said:

Those ‘ warnings ‘ at the start of tv programmes .... this contains some bad language you may find upsetting , and some violence , and scenes of a sexual nature etc etc . Who is this , my granny ? I know what I’m watching !! Total nanny statism to the extreme . Treat you like a little kid or snowflake . And if I’ve got kids it’s my job to  decide what they watch on telly thanks . And these warnings are getting more widespread ... there’s some flashing lights ... give me a break . Individual responsibility anyone ? Really annoying those things - I think there’s reverse psychology in that if they say something like this has nudity and sex then they reckon about a million more will watch 

What about the ones at the end....'and if you've been affected by any of the issues in this show, ring this number...'

Fine for more serious issues but many of them seem pretty trivial.

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2 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

I find these people annoying but at the same time admire their conviction to go round knocking on doors trying to convince people of their 'news'. It's not for me but I can't really bring myself to be rude to them, just a firm 'not interested' seems to work.

Exactly.

Maybe Phil needs a hug. Go call for him, see if he's in.

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I want to knock over the the three step sprint pedestrian!!!!!!!

We have all seen them.  You are driving along a straight road with no vehicle in front of you.  In the distance there is a pedestrian wanting to cross the road.  The pedestrian looks, wants to step out, but decides to stay put.  You get 50 yards away and the pedestrian is still hesitant but stays put.

You then get a lot closer and then the pedestrian finally decides to cross the road.  So they sprint the first 3 steps - to show they at least made an effort to cross quickky - then they revert to a slow walk making you slam the anchors on.  God I hate them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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26 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

I find these people annoying but at the same time admire their conviction to go round knocking on doors trying to convince people of their 'news'. It's not for me but I can't really bring myself to be rude to them, just a firm 'not interested' seems to work.

We used to have this old guy doing the rounds every couple of months.  I often spent a while talking to him on the doorstep (NEVER allowed in!) as he was a genuinely nice guy who accepted that my immortal soul wasn't for sale to a god who'd already closed the doors according to their absolute number in heaven idea.  He was a bit confused to start with when I said that I'd be as well being an evil sod for the rest of my life as even if I became the best little Christian I wasn't getting into heaven anyway.  We often just chatted about how things were going generally then he'd walk away happy despite knowing he'd never convert me.

He retired and was replaced by a younger zealot couple who got quite snippy when I refused to engage with them but was being polite anyway.  The snippier he got, the grumpier I got until I asked him where his brown shirt was to go with his copy of the Watchtower.  He walked away before I got to close the door ?

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17 minutes ago, MattSantos said:

i'm on a call and so many people say the word perspective.

From my perspective.. from a risk perspective.

Argh!

 

‘ looking forward ‘ is rife now to . Everyone is thinking of or doing something ‘ looking forward ‘ . What I think we need ‘ looking forward ‘ .... I even heard a politician saying they can’t deal with all the issues because the ‘ bandwidth ‘ isn’t there with brexit dominating . I just love W1A , it’s just spot on mocking all this tripe modern speak 

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On 9/2/2018 at 4:52 AM, RoyBoy295 said:

the noodleheads who just abandon their trollies full of groceries and go off for a wander down the isle...

 

Thats when I take their trolley and park it in a different isle, after I have thrown a few things in for them of course.

Nice one RB.

But take it a step further like I do.  Grab a few packets of Durex then drop a packet into an unattended trolley.

Then watch them as they start putting their groceries onto the conveyor belt.  The look on their face as they hold up the packet and look at it from all angles is priceless.  Even better if they are with their partner. ???

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2 minutes ago, Phil said:

Getting payment from NHS trusts is a bloody nightmare 

Only a nightmare?  Eee, you don't know how lucky you are!

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"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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On 9/4/2018 at 8:48 AM, Phil said:

Road works, 6 sets on Burnley Road between Hebden and Halifax, and parents dropping the little darlings off at school, “we’ll just stop here and block all the traffic shall we darling?” 

Don't be downhearted Phil, there's only seventeen months of the flood related roadworks to go.

Yesterday's burst water main and road closure just added to the gaiety of the valley. ?

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