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  • Minor Rant thread 2018

    New thread for the New Year
    If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.

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    teenage children who expect lifts home on New Years Day from various rural locations as they've just realised that there are no buses today.
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    1574 gin and tonics please Monica, large ones.

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    • #3
      Mr Snoop has a very different idea of tidying up to me.
      Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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      • #4
        My first rant of the year...

        I don't go to our nearest Wyvale much because I always leave feeling either disappointed by the lack of actual gardening stuff, or ripped off because it seems so expensive. So usually I get stuff from the sheds or order online. But today I went to spend my vouchers from my December birthday and Christmas. I invested in an overpriced stainless steel border spade (my last one snapped off where the wooden handle meets the metal) and three bags of John Innes no 1 (the local DIY superstore didn't have any).

        I could tell the compost had been in stock for a while because the printing on the bags had faded. Never mind, probably still OK. But then when I got home, one of the bags came apart while taking it out of the boot. Obviously it was such old stock that the glue had given up. Mess to clean up.

        Then when I started to use the border fork, it didn't feel quite right. Closer inspection showed that the wooden handle is out of alignment with the tines. Spear and Jackson used to have a reputation for quality, it's such a shame. The fork does have a guarantee on it though, I will have to take some pictures and write to them.

        As usual, feeling disappointed and ripped off.
        My gardening blog: In Spades, last update 30th April 2018.
        Chrysanthemum notes page here.

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        • #5
          Just been going round in circles on Bosch site trying to register my shredder for extended warranty.

          Got to check Canon later for cash back progress. Need a break!

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          • #6
            It sounds as if we’re all having bad experiences at the mo. I needed to pay a mobile phone bill where the dd had failed. The site not only is down but also their phone systems. Really not good for a phone company. And it’s my sons business phone.

            Several bills need paying and the banks site is also down. Aaaaargh.

            I spent 4 hours trying to deal with this and gave up when it was time to go to my hairdressers. See chat thread for that one.
            "I prefer rogues to imbeciles as they sometimes take a rest" (Alexander Dumas)
            "It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live" (also Alexandre Dumas)
            True friends are rare, don't lose them easily.

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            • #7
              Me as well, purchased a renewal for Norton and when I go to their site my Norton anti virus classifies it as dangerous.

              Like other packed up to try again later
              Potty by name Potty by nature.

              By appointment of VeggieChicken Member of the Nutters club.


              We hang petty thieves and appoint great ones to public office.

              Aesop 620BC-560BC

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Potstubsdustbins View Post
                Me as well, purchased a renewal for Norton ....

                Like other packed up to try again later
                Unless you need bells and whistles like child controls there's plenty of good free security software. Haven't purchased any for about twenty years.

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                • #9
                  I don't buy it Danny, just lend the money to HMRC who pay me back next year......
                  Potty by name Potty by nature.

                  By appointment of VeggieChicken Member of the Nutters club.


                  We hang petty thieves and appoint great ones to public office.

                  Aesop 620BC-560BC

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Baldy View Post
                    teenage children who expect lifts home on New Years Day from various rural locations as they've just realised that there are no buses today.
                    Hmm, I'm not sure who gets the short straw?? I've had more kids "sleep over" this Christmas than ever before..... huge amounts of bedding to be washed, and marathon cooked breakfasts...yesterday I was also making tea as they were all still stranded! Another 4 here this evening


                    I must be mad .......love it!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Snoop Puss View Post
                      Mr Snoop has a very different idea of tidying up to me.
                      I take it all back...
                      Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                      • #12
                        Managers who allow staffing to drop to under 50%, then come back from their month long holiday and complain that the ‘to do list’ has grown!

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                        • #13
                          What happened Snoop? (intrigued)
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                          1574 gin and tonics please Monica, large ones.

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                          • #14
                            ^^ Well, since I posted my latest post, the tidying has come to a halt, but he did say he'd sort out another of his junkyards (he has three plus odd patches of overspill) after he's finished the one he's currently trying to deal with.
                            Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                            • #15
                              We've got another one !


                              ( I wonder how many of my cynical compadres know what I'm on about )
                              https://m.facebook.com/Isle-of-Mull-...9854614879285/

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