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Title: The angry thread
Post by: findus on March 29, 2011, 09:42:45 pm
This is the place to let of steam about anything that angers you!

I hate stupid tv programs that my trainee wife watches; cougar town, the hills, glee ,sex and the city,90210,  >:( >:( >:(






the small print!
Just make sure its not in anyway offensive or directed at anybody on the forum..


Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on March 29, 2011, 10:04:22 pm
A rant thread...fantastic!  ;D It just so happens that I have a grumble especially saved up for this!

At the moment I have a number of colleagues from the continent visiting for a project I am working on. Two of them arrived yesterday and I took the opportunity to order lunch through one of the PAs. Just an ordinary lunch - sandwiches, crisps, a few cakes and some drinks. Sure, there were a number of us - 16 all told - but this is not excessive.

At the end of the day I was presented with the invoice for me to sign-off and charge against my project...what I saw left me stunned!

£200 FOR SOME LOUSEY BL***Y SANDWICHES!!!

That equates to £12.50 per head. Had I known this, I would have taken £50.00 and gone down to the local supermarket and grabbed enough food to more than cater for the numbers - and appetites - involved. I know it's not my money, and that my company has made a several hundred million dollar profit in the past financial year, but some people really take the wee-wee.

I hate being ripped off...irrespective whose money it is. I hate the fact that hotels think they can charge £10.00 for a bit of toast, or special arrangements with travel companies means you end up paying waaay over the odds (last year I made the mistake of booking my own flights and hotel for a business trip to Sweden...I got told off for not going through the correct channels; even though I could demonstrate that my 'breach' had actually saved the company over £250.00!!!).

I hate taxi and private hire companies that lump on that bit extra when thay learn you are travelling on business, or airports that charge you £5.20 in the short-term carpark with tiny bays that cannot accomodate a Fiat 500, let alone a dirty great Volvo, for a 40 minute stay...just because they can. It's Gatwick for Christ's sake, not the middle of Tokyo...there's tons of space around...its not at a premium here!!

The more I travel on company business, the more charlatans, shysters and chancers I seem to come across.

And that is my rant for the day....

I thank you...
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 30, 2011, 06:41:21 am
I guess everyone dislikes certain things in life but for me its Banks and their high fees, Oil Companies ripping people off, Supermarkets making disgusting profits, Drug Companies charging the earth for what is life saving medication for some.

Nothing bugs me worse than manufacturers releasing new models of things like Digital Cameras and Computerised things more often than some people change their underpants, this continual plundering greed on peoples wallets and purses is sickening.

Last of all I hate the fact that here in Australia the gap between the haves and have nots had grown so wide, on one hand we have these stuck up Yuppies snubbing their noses at everyone and everything, on the other hand we have people barely surviving on their earnings and getting slugged by massive electricity bills and such.

Other than that I guess I have my health at the moment and to me that is the most important, the rest is just a fact of modern day living, would also be nice to see people become more tolerant to each other, its just as easy to say something nice to someone as it is to say something bad.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on March 30, 2011, 01:35:46 pm
I've just been doing some soldering on the new layout.  I HATE SOLDERING!!!!  The amount of times that the solder came off of the rails. >:( >:( >:(

Then I remembered, that although the solder has flux in it, I needed to use more flux.  Then it stuck solid as a rock ;D

Tomorrows job also involves soldering in the electrical power unit for my CCTV on the house. ::)  I need to remove the 500mA fuses and put in 1A fuses - as the new cameras are too powerful compared to the old'uns.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cupoftea on March 30, 2011, 04:28:51 pm
I've just been doing some soldering on the new layout.  I HATE SOLDERING!!!!  The amount of times that the solder came off of the rails. >:( >:( >:(

And there was me about to start a 'Joy of Soldering' thread................................
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on March 30, 2011, 04:30:17 pm
 ;D  I'm just glad that it's not warmer, as I was in the workshop, and the doctors surgery is next door.....no kiddies to hear my cursing!   >:(    :thumbsup:


I'd appreciate a tutorial to help me improve. :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on March 30, 2011, 09:37:47 pm
This is the place to let of steam about anything that angers you!

I hate stupid tv programs that my trainee wife watches; cougar town, the hills, glee ,sex and the city,90210,  >:( >:( >:(






the small print!
Just make sure its not in anyway offensive or directed at anybody on the forum..





Just like my missus I hate the programmes she watches
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on March 30, 2011, 10:04:48 pm
This is the place to let of steam about anything that angers you!

I hate stupid tv programs that my trainee wife watches; cougar town, the hills, glee ,sex and the city,90210,  >:( >:( >:(






the small print!
Just make sure its not in anyway offensive or directed at anybody on the forum..





Just like my missus I hate the programmes she watches

I actually feel dumber for watching it!  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on March 31, 2011, 01:49:39 pm
Wedding plans  >:( >:( >:(  is there ever going to be any end to the cost?

the worst part is im paying and the only thing i get out of this is a new ball and chain  ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on March 31, 2011, 02:43:47 pm
I'll wind you up about that on Saturday!  I used to hate it, as it was all the Mrs would talk about. ::)     :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 31, 2011, 02:55:54 pm
Wedding plans  >:( >:( >:(  is there ever going to be any end to the cost?

Yep, cancel it  :evil:

One way or another it will work out cheaper in the long run  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on March 31, 2011, 07:37:40 pm
I'm currently full of cold and I hate it 'cos I can't concentrate on doing any modelling!
There, rant over. Feel better already.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on March 31, 2011, 10:07:10 pm
Literally brought my layout in from the workshop, connected up the wires to the Prodigy Advance 2, and BANG!  The lights in my lounge have gone out.   >:( :thumbsdown:  In the dark now.  I'll have to check the layout out in the morning.  Too much effort at this time of night!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on March 31, 2011, 10:17:08 pm
The forum went against my idea  :P 

and tank has got away with the extra work load  :thumbsdown:

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on March 31, 2011, 10:18:06 pm
Oi! ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on March 31, 2011, 10:19:13 pm
Only joking you do a very good job and dont need the extra work!  :-*
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on April 01, 2011, 06:32:16 pm
Traffic jam on the M6. Was working in Birmingham today, I even left early but guess what? Stuck in a jam!!!!!!!! ironically the stretch of motor way i was on was directly above Washwood Heath railfreight yard and I could see all the trains go by under me, mocking me with their speed compared to mine.................................... :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Quacker1964 on April 01, 2011, 09:38:14 pm
I hate it when you're ironing (not solder) and the phone rings!

 :censored: hurts :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on April 02, 2011, 08:16:09 am
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on April 13, 2011, 10:55:45 pm
What a day at work.. Trying to make a booking for a patient and i ask there name, "colin" he replies, so i type colin into my computer and nothing comes up so i ask are you sure its under that name "yes im sure, i have been here many times" ok try again and nothing.. so i ask for his name once more "its thomas" he says  ???  i asked why did he not say that the first time, he says that he does not like to give his real name to people he has only just met!! And to top it off after all that he then descovers he is in the wrong opticians  >:( 


Walking home from work i pass over newbury rail station and nothing really ever passes through apart from today, the only day i get out 10 mins later from work.
All i see is the tail end of a steam engine and a Ews class 67  >:( >:(

Can my patients not understand closing time.. If your going blind do it when im open!!


and for the final event, i arrive home to start my ballasting and thought i would test the electrics and end up having a small forest fire :( my cdu went up in smoke!!

 >:( >:(



Final thoughts anybody called colin/thomas stay well away!!  anybody with detail on what engine i missed would be great..
I think i will model a fire scene on the corner of my layout for the competition  8) I looks life like... Oh wait it is  :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Vulcan on April 13, 2011, 11:10:11 pm
A few minor things that annoy me:

When the glue glues itself up,

When you run out of something and need more to continue, but it has to wait until you go to the model shop next,

Nicknames given to diesel engines by mad enthusiasts - you are not 'cool' because you call a class 66 a 'shed', or worse still, a freightliner 66 a 'fred'!

Washing the dishes

and loads more that arn't appropriate for this forum!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on April 13, 2011, 11:45:03 pm
Dog Sh#t, I stood in some today. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on April 14, 2011, 09:32:04 pm
Even Worse! I had to scrape the dried Dog Sh#t out of the tread of my boot this morning to prevent me smelling like dog toffee all day. It got even more worse than that..........................................................I did a rural job this afternoon and had to cross a field hence I ended up stepping in a massive cowpatt!!!!!! :thumbsdown: :( :( :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on April 14, 2011, 09:48:51 pm
Massive cow pat  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Makes me feel a little better now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: captainelectra on April 14, 2011, 09:51:51 pm
After an afternoon spent nudging vector cutting guides over a bitmap, finally printing and cutting some sides and then finding they are 1mm too tall, you could say I'm pretty narked off with the Class 312!

It's all fixed now but what a total migraine-inducer  >:(

I should have some prototype 312 pics ready soon!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on April 14, 2011, 10:12:09 pm
Massive cow pat  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Makes me feel a little better now  :thumbsup:

Thats two days in the row now involving poo. The way it's going I reckon it's gonna be a sh#t weekend for me.............. :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cloughie on April 17, 2011, 10:49:27 am
remember the army saying " always in the s##t, it`s just the depth that varies
anyway take it home for the garden, it`s good for the roses.

as for me, started new job on monday, found out the fire extinguishers on the truck did not have the next service date on em, the brush was missing, no fuel site book, the cab phone was a P.D.A. one and you need a driver number to make the thing work ( guess who did not have one) got down to tilbury and the fuel card did not work, later on in the week had to buy 20 litres of adblue out of me own pocket as none of the depots did not stock any, and life goes on :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on April 17, 2011, 10:56:37 am
 >:(  I`m fuming.
Went up to London early this morning to take my place in the Virgin London Marathon and got turned away :-[
Seems I dont qualify just because they found out that I lost my viginity years ago and I`m not from London......... so...........
1......not a virgin
2.....not from London  ::)
  
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on April 17, 2011, 11:00:46 am
Unlucky mate. :thumbsdown:  I just finished the marathon and am now enjoying a cup of tea.  Another medal to send to Cash4Gold! ::) ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cloughie on April 17, 2011, 11:12:21 am
I like mars bars better than marathons :smiley-laughing: :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on April 17, 2011, 10:40:28 pm
Massive cow pat  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Makes me feel a little better now  :thumbsup:

Thats two days in the row now involving poo. The way it's going I reckon it's gonna be a sh#t weekend for me.............. :(

I hit a turd today wile out on my bike  :thumbsdown:   will look strange to anybody passing by as there is a massive skid mark heading straight for it  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 01, 2011, 09:06:27 pm
I've just finished an awesomely s****y day, and am sitting here at home angry, going on for furious, (not like me) and wanting to break things (really not like me). The Sky remote nearly found itself through the TV about 10 mins ago, and I'm seriously considering taking myself off out for the night before I really lose my temper.

Haven't even a railway to play trains on. F***!!!!  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 01, 2011, 09:22:29 pm
Serves you right for subscribing to Sky anyway  ;)  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

We all get them mate (you want to try moderating a forum for a few days, sheesh  ::) )  you'll get through it, you have, you've got a layout to build  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: captainelectra on June 01, 2011, 09:53:33 pm
Got put forward for an interview with Virgin Media today for tech support. Now, I've had approaches from agencies about similar roles but had do decline, as I just don't have the high-level TCP/IP / Cisco networking knowledge they're after.

Asked the agency, "does this need high-level networking knowledge, cos I don't have it", "oh, no - not this one", they say.

So I roll up to Virgin today all suited and booted and the first thing they do is present me with a technical test.

Guess what...all questions about TCP/IP, Cisco and a lot of stuff I've never even come across. I sit there like a lemon for 15 mins, not even going to embarrass myself by trying.

"I think I was sent to this interview by mistake", I told the interviewers. After apologies all round and opinions of recruitment agencies exchanged, we decided to go our own separate ways, rather than prolong the agony.

Anyway, my wife picked me up, we got home, when she went to open the door, our Staffie leaped up in excitement and slammed the door on her hand. 25 kilos of flying Staffie can cause quite a whack and we're hoping that a trip to A&E isn't on the cards.

Awful  :censored: day, really.  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 01, 2011, 10:12:42 pm
@ Lawrence - I know.. I really should know better, but there's a story involving Battlestar Galactica and Virgin Media. Feeling a bit better now, off to bed soon. Bit scared / annoyed with myself I was so angry though, could really have had someone's head on a stick outside the front door earlier on, and was hoping for a telesales call so I could reduce them to tears.

@ captainelectra - that is a bad day. I know a fair bit about TCP/IP, but nothing of Cisco and their demonic ways. That said, I had a big, long chat with some incompetent f***wit at Virgin Media support earlier today ("it's your cable modem" "what, all three that I've tried, including two that I know work?" "no, it must be your modem, or maybe its your PC") so could be you had a lucky escape.

Bad news about the mrs though, Staffie's are a lovely dog, and awfully friendly, but sometimes a bit too keen. Is she OK since?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: captainelectra on June 01, 2011, 10:25:55 pm
Still very sore, I'm afraid... >:(

Grappa, our 4-yr old Staffie is a lovely beastie but very full-on and bouncy. We just need to leave the house for an hour and it's as if we've been away for a year when we return...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5591045357_6a721721c9_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 02, 2011, 07:08:41 am
Did you escape the visit to A&E?

That's a beautiful dog, though. A Staffie would be my dog of choice, but I haven't the room to do one justice, so I spoil other people's instead. I love it that they're always happy. Thanks for posting the pic.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 02, 2011, 08:39:29 am
Come on guys - don't get me started. Repeats on TV and the attitude 'you're going out anyway so we'll put a load of s**t on your telly'. Am I alone in thinking that repeating Dad's Army at prime time on a Saturday night shows a 'don't care' attitude? An entire evening filled with Come Dine with me? The person who schedules TV should be made to watch it all. Still, at least we have the best coverage in the world of Formula 1 and the coverage starts soon for the Isle of Man TT on ITV4. I am really glad I have plenty of Railway DVD's to watch (even if they are repeats 'cos I've seen them before). At least they provide inspiration for modelling. Poor driving, national companies who scale the heights of incompetence, Alex Ferguson chewing gum so politely, etc etc - I should be on the Grumpy Old Men programme - the repeat of course! Now then, where did I put those industrial strength Valiums? I know I'm paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 02, 2011, 01:29:28 pm
There are currently six things I watch on TV; I record them and watch them at leisure. All the rest is a big load of poop.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 02, 2011, 01:37:57 pm
Ahem - we seem to be back to the poop again. One of my favourites is Midsomer Murders but as it turns out to be 2 hours of adverts interspersed with bits of MM i agree with you - use the recording equipment and blast through the adverts. Unless of course it happens to be the Adios ad - another one for the guys from Adios - it can be seen on YouTube if you think I've had the wrong sort of mushrooms for breakfast!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: grumbeast on June 02, 2011, 03:40:57 pm
On the subject of TV, consider yourselves lucky!  Canadian TV is so crap its not funny, 200 channels of either American dross, or "canadian content" rules drivel about hockey or anne of green  :censored: gables!  Oh and all of those really crappy sit coms / reality TV shows that get invented in the UK, we take, take any good bits out, add even worse people and put that out at prime time.  I'm looking forward to the 5% good TV in the UK when I get back, its still 100% more than I've had here for the last 16 years

Mind you I shouldn't complain, I got rid of cable 2 years ago! :) :)  just have an apple TV and a bunch of DVDs now

Graham
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on June 02, 2011, 03:49:19 pm
Dunno woy yor awl copaynin abowt !!!
When I wer a lad we drawed a picher on a box and watched that !! At least you get mooving pichers and edyoucashunal progs two !!
Reguards
Disgruntled of Maidstone
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 02, 2011, 03:57:14 pm
The absolute bestest thing ever to come out of Canadian TV has to be the Trailer Park Boys, which got an airing here a few years ago. I now have it all on DVD  ;D always makes me laugh.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 02, 2011, 03:59:04 pm
Dunno woy yor awl copaynin abowt !!!
When I wer a lad we drawed a picher on a box and watched that !! At least you get mooving pichers and edyoucashunal progs two !!
Reguards
Disgruntled of Maidstone
Been there, done that and got the Tee shirt but I`m told that colour TV is even worse. I`m not looking forward to it getting to to our area  next year >:(  
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on June 02, 2011, 04:03:50 pm
That's wear myne is soo gud! I doo my pichers with colored chawks !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 02, 2011, 04:13:54 pm
That's wear myne is soo gud! I doo my pichers with colored chawks !
Thats just discusticating :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: porkie on June 02, 2011, 07:46:55 pm
My stupid wife forgot to post my deposit of to mercig for my new loco  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 02, 2011, 08:16:07 pm
That's a low move. Proper forgetfulness or enemy action  ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 02, 2011, 08:21:34 pm
Went all the way over to Greenham Common today to see if there were any USAF left overs I could nick :-[ I mean offer a good home to.
We took my mobility scooter after giving it a good service and tyre check. Thought I would use my sat-nav to check out its top speed and do  a couple of speed trials down the main runway.
Not only did the yanks strip all the nickable ...ooops I mean good stuff out when they left but some %"^ger has been there sinse and nicked all the tarmac from the runway.
Still the family thought it was an interesting afternoon out and in some ways I have to agree
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on June 02, 2011, 08:32:59 pm
Some years ago I worked for a courier company and had to deliver a package to a farmer,I handed him my pen to sign for the goods........you think cow s**t on your shoes is bad enough,try it on the pen you need to use for the rest of the day. ;D

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 02, 2011, 09:01:09 pm
We must be faring better with Aussie TV as we can still watch "Are you being Served" , "Doc Martin", and the occasional "Carry On" movie, one of the nice things about being behind everyone else I guess. :thumbsup:

Having said that we get our fair share of canned laugh shows from across the ditch and SWMBO loves her "Bold and Beautiful" and "Home and Away" :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 03, 2011, 07:29:36 am
It's <whichever country you want's> Next Top Flipping Model that mine likes.. I hate that show sooo much.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 03, 2011, 08:21:56 am
Morning all, can I just take a moment to remind everyone that this is a public forum that can be read by anyone of any age, and whilst it is nice to vent your spleen from time to time, can I ask all members to monitor their colourful choice of phrasing, including regional derivatives  ;)  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 03, 2011, 02:41:02 pm
Duly noted - sorry
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on June 03, 2011, 09:31:56 pm
We must be faring better with Aussie TV as we can still watch "Are you being Served" , "Doc Martin", and the occasional "Carry On" movie, one of the nice things about being behind everyone else I guess. :thumbsup:

Having said that we get our fair share of canned laugh shows from across the ditch and SWMBO loves her "Bold and Beautiful" and "Home and Away" :thumbsdown:

Think yourselves lucky. In the UK we still get Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and repeats of Desperate Housewives pretty much 24/7 (all rubbish soap ops) My missus is addicted to em!!!

I hate em!
The worst thing though, which makes me post on this particular thread is Britains got talent (A rubbish entertainment act search show :thumbsdown:)
I have to endure this Effing misery every night!!!!!!

On the plus side at least when it's on my wife dont bother me!  More N Gauge..... ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on June 03, 2011, 09:36:48 pm
Morning all, can I just take a moment to remind everyone that this is a public forum that can be read by anyone of any age, and whilst it is nice to vent your spleen from time to time, can I ask all members to monitor their colourful choice of phrasing, including regional derivatives  ;)  :smiley-laughing:

Sorry Lawrence, I just noted the moderation bit!!!    I only said effing in my thread (spelt E-F-F-I-N-G), the kids round our way say worse, and some of these guys have the best layouts on the block :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 04, 2011, 09:12:37 am
Hi Owl,

It was me he was speaking to - all sorted now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on June 04, 2011, 10:48:37 am
Morning all, can I just take a moment to remind everyone that this is a public forum that can be read by anyone of any age, and whilst it is nice to vent your spleen from time to time, can I ask all members to monitor their colourful choice of phrasing, including regional derivatives  ;)  :smiley-laughing:

A notice to us all really...

...and that should include 'foreign' versions of any 'colourful metaphores' as this forum can be seen by anyone in the world!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 04, 2011, 11:10:48 am
Don't say *e*k!!! Got me into trouble, that did  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 04, 2011, 03:18:24 pm
Moogle is quite right, it was a wee heads up for everyone.  No recriminations, so thats the end of it.

Now, can you get back to being angry please  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 04, 2011, 04:43:36 pm
I'm actually quite calm today, I'll have to find something to annoy me.. where's the Daily Wail?  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on June 04, 2011, 04:46:41 pm
I am angry it's been glorious sunshine today and mr rain has to spoil it tonight.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 04, 2011, 04:50:21 pm
Buying from outside the EU?  The threshold for when you have to pay import VAT is being reduced from £18.00 to £15.00 on the 1st of November 20011.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on June 04, 2011, 05:02:26 pm
HMRC and the never ending quest for easy money continues.. not that has made me angry  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on June 04, 2011, 05:09:22 pm
What really annoys me is when you buy something from abroad e.g. America and you pay the postage at that end.
When it arrives in the UK the Customs and Excise hold it to check the value and the Post Office then charge another £8.00 to collect and deliver it at this end.

.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cudders on June 04, 2011, 05:18:41 pm
Hmmm,

Man Utd..Wayne Rooney..Alex Ferguson...Man Utd fans...  bit of a theme there.  :smiley-laughing:

Reality TV shows..what a pile of...@@@@. 

And why does anyone give those losers Kerry Katona and Katie Price any air time or more to the point WATCH IT!!!!

I feel better now.  ::)

Cudders
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on June 04, 2011, 05:34:10 pm
Buying from outside the EU?  The threshold for when you have to pay import VAT is being reduced from £18.00 to £15.00 on the 1st of November 20011.


November 20,011

That's one hell of a time away! ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 04, 2011, 05:42:01 pm
Always happens when you alter what you've written and then don't proofread properly.  :-\

So, Royal Mail charge £8.00 for filling the import form, but in their Parcelfarce guise they charge £13.50 if the package is sent by the EMS service. Is the form 1,000 extra pages or what???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on June 04, 2011, 06:15:44 pm
The cost of food goes up every week even when the fuel drops by 2p it still goes up.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 04, 2011, 06:18:16 pm
If pigs could fly would the price of bacon go up?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 04, 2011, 08:17:55 pm
If pigs could fly I bet shotgun ownership would rise
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on June 04, 2011, 08:19:57 pm
If pigs could fly I would need a parachute  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 04, 2011, 09:14:37 pm
I feel sorry for my mates at home paying both ends when buying overseas, that is pretty disgraceful, here in Aussie if I buy from England we don't have to pay your VAT which pays for the postage and no extra charge when it arrives at our doorsteps a week later.

Sadly the local hobby shop is becoming a thing of the past over here, we save at least 50% to 70% by buying our train stuff from Hattons in the UK or Trainworld in the USA.

One example is Peco Points from Hattons @ $13au including postage, to buy in a shop here we are looking at $28au.

Problem, wages, superannuation for staff, overheads and rents on shops way to expensive and the cost of living in Oz is increasing all the time, we really don't have much choice but to buy overseas if we want to continue with our hobby.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 05, 2011, 09:15:45 am
Now, can you get back to being angry please  :smiley-laughing:

 >:( >:( IM NOT ANGRY  >:( NEVER  >:(EVER >:(
 Its not in my nature
Now let us get on with our lives  >:(
 ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on June 05, 2011, 01:31:03 pm
My turn!

As some of you know, my laptop died just over a week ago.  This had all of the files on it from the last 3 months (that I hadn't backed up), and designs I'd made for the forum. :'(  It was a Hard Drive error, and I suspect everything is lost.  Even some photo's. :computerangry:

I've been working today trying to install my software for my graphics on my old but faithful PC, so I can redesign the images that are lost - mainly the shirt graphics. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 05, 2011, 02:04:32 pm
If you have files that you really want to recover and the drive has stopped turning, you could try the freezer method of recovering data. http://www.datarecoverypros.com/hard-drive-recovery-freeze.html
As it's a laptop you will need an external 2.5" enclosure to plug the HD into.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on June 05, 2011, 02:13:09 pm
Thanks Poliss.  Yes, I have a 2.5" caddy, and I can hear/feel the disks spinning, so that website says not to freeze it.  I think I'll have to send it off for recovery, as I've always been successful with using caddies before. 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on June 05, 2011, 03:37:28 pm
What really annoys me is when you buy something from abroad e.g. America and you pay the postage at that end.
When it arrives in the UK the Customs and Excise hold it to check the value and the Post Office then charge another £8.00 to collect and deliver it at this end.

.

I've ordered quite a few times bits from Japan and China on Ebay and have never been charged! Maybe I was just lucky...  ;D
Model railway stuff doesn't generally attract much attention it seems!  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on June 05, 2011, 03:39:47 pm
Always happens when you alter what you've written and then don't proofread properly.  :-\

So, Royal Mail charge £8.00 for filling the import form, but in their Parcelfarce guise they charge £13.50 if the package is sent by the EMS service. Is the form 1,000 extra pages or what???

Its not that the form has 1,000 pages - its because they have to hire staff who can read and write properly!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on June 05, 2011, 03:42:04 pm
As far as being ANGRY goes, applying for every job I find and not even getting an interview makes me   >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(

There, rant over!  ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on June 05, 2011, 09:38:34 pm
Hi,

Took delivery of our brand new car last Tuesday and some t**t ran into the side of it today while it was parked in the street.

Am I p***ed or what  >:( >:(

Alex
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cudders on June 06, 2011, 12:19:08 pm
Ouch 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on June 15, 2011, 11:37:40 pm
WEDDING PLANS  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on June 16, 2011, 06:25:22 am
WEDDING PLANS  >:(

Double Ouch
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 16, 2011, 08:36:59 am
WEDDING PLANS  >:(

Best either left to the womenfolk or not bothered with all together  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 17, 2011, 08:06:23 pm
Incessant reminders of updates for your computer that you ignore for as long as possible before they drive you mad, then click "OK to download", find the update takes 3 days to download + restart your computer. GRRRRRRR
TV adverts that shout at you. They know who they are - double glazing, flooring, outdoor clothing/tents etc. Where's the mute button.....................
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on June 17, 2011, 08:15:56 pm
Incessant reminders of updates for your computer that you ignore for as long as possible before they drive you mad, then click "OK to download", find the update takes 3 days to download + restart your computer. GRRRRRRR

This drives me mad! at home on the wifi no updates! as soon as i go out on a work trip and connect the iphone, every update possible wants to drain my data usage  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 17, 2011, 08:51:32 pm
WEDDING PLANS  >:(
he heeeeeeeeee  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:, heheeeeeeeeee :smiley-laughing:


(sowwie  :smiley-laughing: :wave:)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on June 18, 2011, 12:48:17 pm
WEDDING PLANS  >:(
he heeeeeeeeee  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:, heheeeeeeeeee :smiley-laughing:


(sowwie  :smiley-laughing: :wave:)

tHANKS.............   :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:   

Day spent looking at wedding shoes! to top it off we went past 2 model shops and was not allowed in  >:(   
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 18, 2011, 01:46:27 pm
How about a nice pair of train(er)s?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on June 18, 2011, 01:48:04 pm
WEDDING PLANS  >:(
he heeeeeeeeee  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:, heheeeeeeeeee :smiley-laughing:


(sowwie  :smiley-laughing: :wave:)

tHANKS.............   :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:   

Day spent looking at wedding shoes! to top it off we went past 2 model shops and was not allowed in  >:(   



Surely you want it to be a model wedding ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on June 18, 2011, 03:03:10 pm
How about a nice pair of train(er)s?

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on June 18, 2011, 03:04:09 pm
WEDDING PLANS  >:(
he heeeeeeeeee  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:, heheeeeeeeeee :smiley-laughing:


(sowwie  :smiley-laughing: :wave:)


Day spent looking at wedding shoes! to top it off we went past 2 model shops and was not allowed in  >:(   



Surely you want it to be a model wedding ;D

I knew i would get great support here  :-\

keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 18, 2011, 03:46:42 pm
WEDDING PLANS  >:(
he heeeeeeeeee  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:, heheeeeeeeeee :smiley-laughing:


(sowwie  :smiley-laughing: :wave:)


Day spent looking at wedding shoes! to top it off we went past 2 model shops and was not allowed in  >:(   



Surely you want it to be a model wedding ;D

I knew i would get great support here  :-\

keep it up  :thumbsup:

Just train yourself to accept that it will be run to her timetable and you can only follow on as a spare part.
Think of all the tender loving thats got you to this set of points in this life
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on June 18, 2011, 09:31:02 pm
I got angry earlier today at the village library.

Until recently I used the traveling library,it used to come every two weeks and stopped right outside,no limit to how long you could have a book out for so no overdue fines,a great service.I should point out that I mainly read paperback fiction as an aid to going to sleep at night,have done for most of my adult life and hardback books tend to be uncomfortable to hold up and when they drop on me because I've fallen asleep. ;D

Anyway because of cuts the mobile library no longer comes my way,not a problem I thought because I can use the one in the village and there's always a better selection there.
The paperbacks always used to be in those revolving racks and it was easy to go through each rack to choose books,especially as the front cover was often visible to give an indication of the contents.

Walked into the library this morning and some pillock in the library service has decided to change the layout,no longer any handy revolving racks with paperbacks,just rows of aisles and rows of book spines with paperback and hardback books mixed together,so unless you're looking for a particular author there's no way of telling what a book's about unless you pull it out to see the cover.Not much fun if you have walking difficulty like me either,especially with the crick in the neck that develops from reading book spines.

The system before would let lenders know if any particular book had been read before, this stopped the situation of getting home with books that had been read before,something I could easily do because I've read literally hundreds of paperback fiction books and cannot  always remember if I've already read any particular book.

With the new system that's installed that no longer happens,the lender has to open the book and hold it under a scanner,the return date no longer gets stamped inside,you just get a scrappy little receipt size print out of the titles and return date.
Got to return books within three weeks or get a fine now.

A good example of someone in an office deciding to mend something that wasn't broken.

Rant over.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 19, 2011, 11:32:13 am
With the new system that's installed that no longer happens,the lender has to open the book and hold it under a scanner,the return date no longer gets stamped inside,you just get a scrappy little receipt size print out of the titles and return date.
Got to return books within three weeks or get a fine now.

A good example of someone in an office deciding to mend something that wasn't broken.

Rant over.

Allan

It's called long term planning. If they make it more unpleasant to use then the numbers using it will fall and they can close it. See the Dr Beeching book of management theory ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 19, 2011, 02:15:52 pm
I'd say complain to your councillors and your MP about the removal of the racks.
I've never heard of a library without a time limit for returning books. Maybe yours was unique?
Just had a look at the library service here. You can download ebooks and audio books for free if you're into that kind of thing.
You can browse the catalogue, reserve and renew books online. It can tell you if you've read a book before. Join the library or renew your membership online (just did that).
Just found out that our library is having a Chocolate Festival today with free chocs to eat.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on June 19, 2011, 07:00:19 pm
I'd say complain to your councillors and your MP about the removal of the racks.
I've never heard of a library without a time limit for returning books. Maybe yours was unique?

Good idea....I've now done that.
There was no time limit on lending from the traveling library.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 19, 2011, 07:33:19 pm
Maybe because they could come round to your house and throw the book at you if you took overlong to return the books? :-)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 22, 2011, 05:23:15 pm
My new library card arrived today along with a leaflet about their services. We still have a mobile library along with a home delivery service if you have an illness or mobility problems. You can borrow up to 10 books for 4 weeks. Fine for overdue book 12p a day.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 22, 2011, 06:03:31 pm
I only have 2 books and I've coloured one in already :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on June 22, 2011, 07:56:04 pm
For a change of subject,something else that makes me angry......

Why is it that when the sports news is on the TV,especially the local news,the majority of the time seems to be just interviews with football managers having an inquest as to why they lost the last game.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on June 22, 2011, 08:26:15 pm
For a change of subject,something else that makes me angry......

Why is it that when the sports news is on the TV,especially the local news,the majority of the time seems to be just interviews with football managers having an inquest as to why they lost the last game.

Allan
Perhaps it's because you came from Notts and winning football team from there is as rare as the proverbial rocking horse poo ??
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 22, 2011, 09:05:35 pm
I would like to know why sport is the most talked about and reported subject by the media full stop.

IMO sport has not been the same since the started paying sports people humungus amounts of money and worshiping them like Gods.

Maybe its not like it back home in the UK but the Aussies where I live are all sports crazy, when they are not talking sport they are brainwashing us with politics.  :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on June 23, 2011, 07:56:33 am

Perhaps it's because you came from Notts and winning football team from there is as rare as the proverbial rocking horse poo ??

I just live in Notts,I originate in Derbyshire.

Dunno about football teams,as far as I'm concerned it's twenty two vastly overpaid men chasing a bag of wind and trying to kick it between two sticks  ;D
I'd be happier if my TV licence fee wasn't spent on so many hours of inconsequential football drivel and coverage.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 23, 2011, 09:55:58 am
Absolutely, spend it on rugby instead

(obJoke:  Football is 22 people running around a field pretending it hurts, Rugby Union is 30 people running around a field pretending it doesn't)

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on June 23, 2011, 10:00:21 am
Nice one EP!  :D  I'm a London Wasps fan myself.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on June 23, 2011, 10:06:07 am
Nice one EP!  :D  I'm a London Wasps fan myself.
Now that reminds me of one of the greatest poems of all time.

There was a young man from Dundee
Who got stung on the neck by a wasp
When asked " Does it hurt"
He said "Not a bit"
A good job it wasn't a hornet

Thanks to the late great Spike Malignant ( the well known spelling mistake)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Rod on June 23, 2011, 11:55:32 am
I like it!

But what would you rather be, or a wasp?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 23, 2011, 01:25:13 pm
I like it!

But what would you rather be, or a wasp?

To bee or not to bee that is the question
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 23, 2011, 01:32:07 pm
What would you rather be, or a wasp? A hornet, an ice cream hornet. What's the difference between a duck? One of it's legs is the same as the other.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on June 23, 2011, 01:41:53 pm
I could be wrong but I think this thread is getting darned silly !

Get it??? DARNED - THREAD ???? oh well, never mind  :'(
 :NGAUGE:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on June 23, 2011, 01:43:15 pm
Sew what?  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on June 25, 2011, 01:51:58 pm
ive got a hangover :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on June 25, 2011, 02:53:00 pm
I had to work this Saturday, and I have to work next Saturday 8pm until 3am - which is after I've been to a wedding all day. ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on June 25, 2011, 03:31:54 pm
I had to work this Saturday, and I have to work next Saturday 8pm until 3am - which is after I've been to a wedding all day. ::)

8pm till 3am? Are you a nightclub bouncer? :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on June 25, 2011, 08:25:29 pm
:)  No mate, although I will be acting as one if there's trouble!  They're holding a special Ball, so I'm looking after everyone, sadly. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on July 01, 2011, 08:23:21 pm
Proper Pi**ed off. Lost my wallet today, easy bit was canceling bank cards, hard bit is the DVLA, they do not have a dedicated number to report lost driving licenses. Their website is crap and they are really unhelpful, what sucks even more is that I lost cash as well and I have to wait up to 5 working days for my new cards to turn up. :'( :'( :'( :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on July 01, 2011, 08:35:37 pm
You want the really bad news owl?  Last year my mate got burgled, his wallet was one of the items taken, when he phoned the DVLA they told him it was going to cost £xx to replace his licence (can't remember the exact figure) he went mental and said, " I've just been burgled and now you b*******s are robbing me as well!"

So be prepared  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on July 01, 2011, 08:39:43 pm
I've just checked the DVLA website............£25! for replacement card!!!!! (F#~Kers!)  :(

Oh, and I just thought, I cant renew any way because my cards are all cancelled now and these idiots only take cards........ :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on July 01, 2011, 09:17:14 pm
Hi,

It cost me £24 to get my license renewed earlier this year.

Alex
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: grumbeast on July 01, 2011, 10:13:40 pm
I have to pay that too..

 except I got robbed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police! .. they made me surrender my license when I got a New Brunswick one so I now have to replace it with the DVLA when I get back!.. Still I have the last laugh, I had an old welsh license that they didnt have a clue about!

Graham
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on July 07, 2011, 09:48:49 pm
UK Government past and present :thumbsdown:. Taxes at 20% VAT :thumbsdown: (affects my favorite hobby). News International Group :thumbsdown:. Rupert Murdoch :thumbsdown:.

Current affairs say it all................................ :thumbsdown:

Someone give us all some good news soon please, im fed up of being angry :-\
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 07, 2011, 09:53:12 pm
Sorry Owl - to post good news on an angry thread ist verboten.
I've just discovered I've paid £14.99 for my replacement E111 Euro Health Card because there are some scam sites that look official.
May their fingers forever pierce the toilet paper >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on July 07, 2011, 11:45:27 pm
Sorry Owl - to post good news on an angry thread ist verboten.
I've just discovered I've paid £14.99 for my replacement E111 Euro Health Card because there are some scam sites that look official.
May their fingers forever pierce the toilet paper >:(

It seems any good news these days ist verboten :(

Sorry to hear about your E111 card. No doubt a scam site connected to the news of the World group, they seem to be shafting every one else these days.......   they are a total Wunch of Bankers.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on July 08, 2011, 01:23:38 am
Oh dear. If only you had asked me first. Wasn't long ago that I got my free EHIC card.
Here's the real URL for those thinking of applying. https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on July 10, 2011, 07:07:04 pm
EBAY ERROR  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

Found a class 08 i wanted so placed a bid... wile waiting for the auction to end i went on looking to find another class 08 the same as the one im bidding on, so i put it in my watched section.
 later i went back to see how i was doing bidding wise only to find i had been out bid so i placed a bid on the other. now here comes the error
i placed another bid on the first and won!
i payed up and recive an email saying i had just one a class 08  :-\
i had placed a higher amout on the 2nd 08 and now i have 2 on the way  :o

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on July 10, 2011, 07:13:36 pm
Whoops!  If it's DCC I'll put an offer in.  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: upnick on July 10, 2011, 07:16:02 pm
Whoops!  If it's DCC I'll put an offer in.  ;)

You looking for a DCC   08 Tank ?  which  livery &  version  the old or  new style side rods ? 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on July 10, 2011, 07:18:55 pm
Not fussed, as long as it's a good price.  :)

Findus, I was in Chat and you disappeared. ::) :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tadpole on July 10, 2011, 07:29:19 pm
Not fussed? This is meant to be the angry thread, and you're not fussed!?!
You should be incandescent with rage at the merest hint that it might not meet your precise specifications. >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: upnick on July 10, 2011, 07:34:41 pm
Not fussed, as long as it's a good price.  :)

Have a  Br blue  08  the new type with outside rods  Tank  fitted with TCS  Z2  decoder from  Digitrains   done very little track time  after  decoder fitting.



Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on July 10, 2011, 07:45:06 pm
Not fussed? This is meant to be the angry thread, and you're not fussed!?!
You should be incandescent with rage at the merest hint that it might not meet your precise specifications. >:(

 ;D  I'll remember that for next time!


 >:( >:( >:(

Have a  Br blue  08  the new type with outside rods  Tank  fitted with TCS  Z2  decoder from  Digitrains   done very little track time  after  decoder fitting.

Shall PM you!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on July 10, 2011, 10:13:22 pm
Talking about DCC I am not angry but my Mate is, he did the block with his Dynamis DCC thingy yesterday and chucked it across his massive shed onto a concrete floor, poor old Dynamis :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 13, 2011, 07:30:59 pm
Our freezer packed up and the local shop I usually deal with sent a new one out and took the old one away.

Why has some prat,probably a been counter decided that an appliance only needs one leveling foot ?

The leveling foot is too thick and will not screw up far enough to let the other front corner touch the floor,the consequence of this is a freezer that does a waltz on three feet when you pull the door open.

A cardboard shim under the high foot/hinge support will stop it,but I'm damned if I'm sliding bits of cardboard under the hinge side to compensate for a manufacturers stupidity.

Anyway it's gone back and we are freezerless at the moment.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 13, 2011, 09:35:33 pm
Allan - I wouldn't have gone through all that trouble. I'd have got a builder in to make the floor Large Chicken :)-eyed so my freezer with one adjustable foot would stand level. Simples.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on July 13, 2011, 10:52:24 pm
One adjustable foot should work fine, provided they used the correct ones on the other three.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on July 14, 2011, 12:08:32 am
Allan - I wouldn't have gone through all that trouble. I'd have got a builder in to make the floor Large Chicken :)-eyed so my freezer with one adjustable foot would stand level. Simples.

I agree this would have been a much better option  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 14, 2011, 11:04:53 am
You need one of these

http://www.funnycoolstuff.com/images/stress-reduction-kit.jpg
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 15, 2011, 07:34:36 am
New freezer delivered Thursday morning complete with two leveling feet.

Let it stand all day for the refrigerant to settle and plugged it in at 7.00pm...nothing.We've got a brand new dead freezer.
More phone calls today. :thumbsdown:

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 15, 2011, 09:38:51 am
Hi Allan,

Not by any chance a Beko?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 16, 2011, 06:19:32 am
Hi Allan,

Not by any chance a Beko?

I think the wobbly one was a Beko,this one's an Amica.
The replacement for the replacement is now working.

I got really spitting blood angry with VirginMedia yesterday,still not sure what to do.

I thought there was a fault with my phone and phoned 151 which connects to Virgin.Regardless of which number I pressed in the recorded menu I still got to the same point.....in order to for them to help me I need to enter the first three letters of my password..huh.
Not only do I not have any idea what my password is after all these years of not needing one,but why a password requirement just to talk to someone.

Just another layer between customer and customer service.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 16, 2011, 11:09:30 am
I have the same problem, especially with dimming memory. Banks etc always request I set up a password for access to various things and I have no need of them for years. Then, the one time you do need them, you're asked for the 1st,3rd and 5th letter of a password. All hell breaks loose when you can't remember them. I know in this age of rip offs etc we need passwords but heck, I would need an elephant's memory for all that goes on in my life. Grrrrr >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on July 16, 2011, 11:24:08 am
It is very unfortunate that security is such an issue, but I have my own method of remembering all my passswords.
Firstly I ensure that they are the maximum length allowed and make them a combination of letters and number i.e. 87nyt92kxz874gg
Then I encrypt this and save it in a secured folder hidden amongst my files. A copy of this encrypted folder is then itself encrypted and placed inside the system folder. Finally, I delete the original folder.
 Having ensured that the passwords are now totally buried within my system and completely secure, I then write them all down on a post-it and stick it on the side of my monitor where I can find them with ease   ???  ???  ???

If anyone wants to steal my identity, they are more than welcome to it !!  Maybe they can pay my gas bill for me ??
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 16, 2011, 11:32:52 am
Strewth! Are you sure you're not James Bond, code name 00 something (can't remember the last bit) :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on July 16, 2011, 01:25:01 pm
Your Virgin password should be the same as your email password as far as I remember. When you log into the Virgin website there's a 'forgot my password' option.
I store most of my passwords in my head. I have to cycle through them at times to get the correct one. Id write one down on a piece of paper which I kept in my shirt pocket, but the missus washed it.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 16, 2011, 01:39:06 pm

I store most of my passwords in my head. I have to cycle through them at times to get the correct one. Id write one down on a piece of paper which I kept in my shirt pocket, but the missus washed it.

Many passwords are to prevent money laundering. You go one better by laundering the passwords :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 16, 2011, 02:12:00 pm
Your Virgin password should be the same as your email password as far as I remember.

Sadly these days a lot them are 'letter blah of'. When they used to just ask for passwords I used to set a lot of them to accurately reflect my view of the management of the companies I was dealing with.

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 16, 2011, 03:19:34 pm
Your Virgin password should be the same as your email password as far as I remember. When you log into the Virgin website there's a 'forgot my password' option.

I looked at that and the first requirement was my account number...back to square one.
I'll have to wait until the next notification that my phone bill is available to view and hopefully there'll be some information there I can use.

Next time I get a phone call from Virgin on one of their sales drives I'm going to ask them for their password and see how they like it. ;D

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on July 16, 2011, 03:39:54 pm
Try the Virgin help forums. They seem to be monitored by their techie staff. You don't need your virgin password to join.
http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Telephone/bd-p/Telephone
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 16, 2011, 04:35:37 pm
Thanks Poliss,I've joined and posted the problem,at least it's somewhere to vent my frustration.

Hmm... still plenty of time left today to get angry at something ;D

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 27, 2011, 08:38:20 am
Leyland's turn to get the plague of flying ants yesterday - grrr >:(
I've heard the next one will be frogs (no intentional flyaway remark about our friends the other side side of a tunnel that IMHO should never have been built)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cloughie on July 27, 2011, 09:50:44 am
Leyland's turn to get the plague of flying ants yesterday - grrr >:(
I've heard the next one will be frogs (no intentional flyaway remark about our friends the other side side of a tunnel that IMHO should never have been built)

it must be cheaper to fly than go by train, or should I go in the naughty corner :wave:
cloughie
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 27, 2011, 09:53:13 am
Leyland's turn to get the plague of flying ants yesterday - grrr >:(
I've heard the next one will be frogs (no intentional flyaway remark about our friends the other side side of a tunnel that IMHO should never have been built)

it must be cheaper to fly than go by train, or should I go in the naughty corner :wave:
cloughie

No - because you are correct. Especially if you fly on the planes with the outside toilet ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cloughie on July 27, 2011, 10:04:10 am
newportnobby
you have flown with crab air as well
now waiting for Lawence and Irish padre to come down from 20,000 feet  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
cloughie
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 27, 2011, 11:35:23 am
newportnobby
you have flown with crab air as well
now waiting for Lawence and Irish padre to come down from 20,000 feet  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
cloughie


Try this one. I know an even worse one about Ryanair and Hitler but the language is too fruity. Suggest you look on YouTube for 'Hitler Rant'
http://youtu.be/WPjJFv1NDBg
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 27, 2011, 11:37:47 am
newportnobby
you have flown with crab air as well
now waiting for Lawence and Irish padre to come down from 20,000 feet  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
cloughie


Try this one. I know an even worse one about Ryanair and Hitler but the language is too fruity. Suggest you look on YouTube for 'Hitler Rant'
[url]http://youtu.be/WPjJFv1NDBg[/url]




Having diligently copied their piggin' awful links, it tells me it's not there, but I know it is. Just type in 'Yorkshire Airlines' on YouTube.Sorry.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on July 27, 2011, 12:25:23 pm

Having diligently copied their piggin' awful links, it tells me it's not there, but I know it is. Just type in 'Yorkshire Airlines' on YouTube.Sorry.
[/quote]
 :)
try this instead
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yorkshire+airlines&aq=f    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on July 27, 2011, 01:40:08 pm
Flights, London LHR to Paris CDG £110.70 return.
Eurostar, London to Paris £69.00 return.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: captainelectra on July 27, 2011, 04:41:48 pm
I am extremely vexed at the moment. Had a really good job interview last Thursday, pretty much told the job was mine on the day, and heard nothing since then when the results should have been known by Monday.

Totally and completely fed up but at least I'm on holiday from next Monday.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 03, 2011, 07:35:47 pm
Newportnobby would like to apologise to all for the totally frivolous postings made today (3.8.11)
This is a direct result of making a 400 mile round trip using the M6/M42/M40/A34 outbound and the A34/M40/M42/M5/M6 homebound for what turned out to be a 40 minute meeting with a customer.
Despite many years tramping up and down the M6, it just seems to get more dangerous. It's unbelievable what stunts people pull, especially those on holiday who obviously are not really used to motorway driving.
My brain is just too frazzled to contemplate being serious until I have had a Bushmills or two >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on August 04, 2011, 08:03:54 pm
Well done that man - Bushmills is the nectar of the gods.

I used to travel the M6 many years ago, and it was bad enough then  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on August 04, 2011, 08:29:19 pm
Well done that man - Bushmills is the nectar of the gods.

I used to travel the M6 many years ago, and it was bad enough then  :thumbsdown:

Black Bush 'premier blend' MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :beers:   F' the M6!!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on August 04, 2011, 08:32:09 pm
Well done that man - Bushmills is the nectar of the gods.

I used to travel the M6 many years ago, and it was bad enough then  :thumbsdown:

Black Bush 'premier blend' MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :beers:   F' the M6!!!!!

 :beers: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 05, 2011, 08:25:36 am
Got home yesterday evening to find my BT Broadband was down. No NGF (sob)
Rang the 0800 technical number.
Was the call centre in the UK - no.
Could I understand the lady - no.
Was she looking at a manual and clutching at straws - yes.
Said she would call me back in 2 hours. Did she - no.
I still have no internet access at home and if they haven't fixed it by tonight I will be ripping everything BT out of the house and go to another provider. Shambolic! >:( >:( >:(
This means I will have to catch up on all the posts, probably at work on Monday. Then sods law says I'll get caught, but at least we are able to use t'intenet at lunchtimes.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on August 05, 2011, 08:46:41 am
I reckon you ought to change to POST OFFICE matey. I was with BT and it was hopeless, just like the call centre.
Post Office has UK call centres and is loads cheaper - £25 for phone and unlimited broadband, inclusive of line rental.
You know it makes sense even with any contract penalty that BT charges for it's horrific service.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 05, 2011, 09:14:17 am
Oh no!  We've had trouble with our BT line ever since we moved here.  We were told that we might not be able to get Broadband here, but managed to get a ropey connection.  They added a new box opposite ours a couple of weeks ago, and our speed has increased to 2.5mbps according to some of the online speedcheckers.  We still have trouble getting out WiFi to work in the house. ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 05, 2011, 09:53:24 am
I finally managed to get in touch with Virgin with the intention of changing to BT but decided to stop with Virgin for now.

I told the man that I was thinking of changing because BT was cheaper,he then informed me that I could keep my existing package for £7.00 a month less,when I asked why they couldn't do that automatically he said because it required a new contract....Huh.
Funny,it doesn't need a new contract to put my charges up though it seems.

So my Broadband and phone use has gone down from £34.00 to £27.00 per month.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on August 05, 2011, 10:00:40 am
I finally managed to get in touch with Virgin with the intention of changing to BT but decided to stop with Virgin for now.

 they couldn't do that automatically he said because it required a new contract....Huh.
Funny,it doesn't need a new contract to put my charges up though it seems.

So my Broadband and phone use has gone down from £34.00 to £27.00 per month.

Allan
Amazing how that works isn't it?
I wish I had the fionances to challenge those contracts because I am sure they are unenforcable in law. I don't see how a contract can allow them to make changes but not you, I believe the term is  ONEROUS in thast it gives them all the rights and the customer has none. Not even the right to complain in BT's case !!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 05, 2011, 10:15:06 am
I reckon you ought to change to POST OFFICE matey. I was with BT and it was hopeless, just like the call centre.
Post Office has UK call centres and is loads cheaper - £25 for phone and unlimited broadband, inclusive of line rental.
You know it makes sense even with any contract penalty that BT charges for it's horrific service.

Many thanks for this - I'll be investigating this straight away :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on August 05, 2011, 10:39:07 am
We got a deal with Orange, free UK local & national calls 24/7 (redial after 1 hour), unlimited (up to) 8Gb broadband, line rental and a free second line that plugs in to the router which gives us up to 1000 minutes of free calls to 40 international destinations, handy as we have friends and family in Spain, Oz and the US and I can phone US based shops for nowt  ;D

Now that came in at £32 a month but then I took out an orange mobile contract, so we got £6 a month off our home package and, here is one worth checking, I got a 10% discount on my mobile contract because the company I work for is on Oranges' list of preferd corporate users, and if you can prove it (via a payslip) you get your 10%  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 05, 2011, 10:55:50 am
I reckon you ought to change to POST OFFICE matey. I was with BT and it was hopeless, just like the call centre.
Post Office has UK call centres and is loads cheaper - £25 for phone and unlimited broadband, inclusive of line rental.
You know it makes sense even with any contract penalty that BT charges for it's horrific service.

Many thanks for this - I'll be investigating this straight away :thumbsup:

Just checked the blurb on the Post Office deal - £26.05 per month all in BUT
download speed in my area is just 1 MBps.
Maybe if I download an album from iTunes I'll just leave it ticking overnight!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 05, 2011, 11:07:59 am
You'll still need to pay £10 a month for a BT phone line won't you? ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 05, 2011, 11:56:57 am
You'll still need to pay £10 a month for a BT phone line won't you? ???

Evidently not - this is inclusive of landline :) :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 05, 2011, 12:28:55 pm
OK, that's good then.  Sometimes that can be a hidden charge.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 05, 2011, 01:37:07 pm
I always wonder how these companies get away with their 'unlimited download' claim when they also have a 'fair use policy' which limits your downloads. The Post Office says they have 'fast download speeds', but it's only 8mbps. Reminds me of when 14.4kbs modems were advertised as 'fast' when 56kbs were already out.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 05, 2011, 02:13:33 pm
Reminds me of when 14.4kbs modems were advertised as 'fast' when 56kbs were already out.

When I started work there weren't any calculators - I had to use a comptometer. We didn't have a fax - we had to use a telex machine.
Mind you, I was glad when I stopped having to paint myself with woad and having to drag my girlfriend round by the hair :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 05, 2011, 02:34:17 pm
Reminds me of when 14.4kbs modems were advertised as 'fast' when 56kbs were already out.

Mind you, I was glad when I stopped having to paint myself with woad and having to drag my girlfriend round by the hair :)


.... and from this experience came the well known phrase - "Oh! Woad is me!"  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 05, 2011, 02:37:51 pm
Talking about calculators, I found an original Sinclair calculator down the back of a sofa.  ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tadpole on August 05, 2011, 02:44:55 pm
Sorry, but this thread is NOT ANGRY ENOUGH!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

It should be re-named the occasionally mildly irritated thread.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 05, 2011, 03:01:25 pm
Sorry, but this thread is NOT ANGRY ENOUGH!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

It should be re-named the occasionally mildly irritated thread.

Now that has really brassed me off :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on August 05, 2011, 03:19:12 pm
You'll still need to pay £10 a month for a BT phone line won't you? ???

NOPE !!!!  Phone line is inclusive with Post Office   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

http://www2.postoffice.co.uk/broadband-phone/home-phone-broadband/home-phone-broadband-extra
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on August 05, 2011, 03:23:23 pm
I always wonder how these companies get away with their 'unlimited download' claim when they also have a 'fair use policy' which limits your downloads. The Post Office says they have 'fast download speeds', but it's only 8mbps. Reminds me of when 14.4kbs modems were advertised as 'fast' when 56kbs were already out.
I downloaded 650gb last month and not a peep from Post Office.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: m1racleman on August 05, 2011, 03:36:14 pm
Just checked the blurb on the Post Office deal - £26.05 per month all in BUT
download speed in my area is just 1 MBps.
Maybe if I download an album from iTunes I'll just leave it ticking overnight!
[/quote]
You will get exactly the same speed as you currently get with BT. It's all the same eqipment no matter who your provider is. Excluding cable of course.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 05, 2011, 03:45:45 pm
Most ISPs don't tell you if you've exceeded the download limit, they just 'throttle' your connection speed.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on August 05, 2011, 07:11:27 pm
to paint myself with woad and having to drag my girlfriend round by the hair :)

Ah the good old days, how I miss em  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on August 05, 2011, 07:51:27 pm
When I started work there weren't any calculators - I had to use a comptometer. We didn't have a fax - we had to use a telex machine.
Mind you, I was glad when I stopped having to paint myself with woad and having to drag my girlfriend round by the hair :)
Was that one of the early woad days or  one of the ones with a white line down the middle?  I think that was a Mr Marples modifiation to make the woads safer
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on August 05, 2011, 09:03:24 pm
I am angry because I was walking my dog on our local beach 4 months ago and stood on a syringe, went for a routine visit to the doc yesterday for the results of some blood tests for different problem and they were normal, mentioned to him what happened on the beach so he phoned the Pathology people to find out if they still had any of my blood, they did so he ordered a Hepatitis B & C plus HIV test to be done, now I have to wait until next Friday for the results..

I am very angry at these morons that do not dispose of used needles properly and what is worse this happened near a kiddies playground.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: galway on August 05, 2011, 09:08:51 pm
Oldrailbug, hope that it all works out well for you.
Best wishes
Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on August 05, 2011, 09:48:53 pm
I am angry because I was walking my dog on our local beach 4 months ago and stood on a syringe, went for a routine visit to the doc yesterday for the results of some blood tests for different problem and they were normal, mentioned to him what happened on the beach so he phoned the Pathology people to find out if they still had any of my blood, they did so he ordered a Hepatitis B & C plus HIV test to be done, now I have to wait until next Friday for the results..

I am very angry at these morons that do not dispose of used needles properly and what is worse this happened near a kiddies playground.

A******s one and all, these daft b******s and their syringes. I really hope this works out ok for you. To do this near a playground is just disgraceful  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 05, 2011, 09:57:10 pm
Blimey!  :thumbsdown:  All the best to you mate.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on August 05, 2011, 10:05:44 pm
I am angry because I was walking my dog on our local beach 4 months ago and stood on a syringe, went for a routine visit to the doc yesterday for the results of some blood tests for different problem and they were normal, mentioned to him what happened on the beach so he phoned the Pathology people to find out if they still had any of my blood, they did so he ordered a Hepatitis B & C plus HIV test to be done, now I have to wait until next Friday for the results..

I am very angry at these morons that do not dispose of used needles properly and what is worse this happened near a kiddies playground.

A******s one and all, these daft b******s and their syringes. I really hope this works out ok for you. To do this near a playground is just disgraceful  :thumbsdown:

Im sorry to hear that Lesmond/Oldrailbug. I had the same issue when i lived in Kent. It's not good, and i hate to say it is a sign of the times in our world. Drug users are one thing, leaving exposed needles is criminal thing in its own right, I agree, absoloutely disgraceful.... :thumbsdown: upsets me.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on August 07, 2011, 04:52:36 am
Lots of strange people around that do not care a hoot about anyone else, will be glad when friday comes so I can get the results of the blood tests.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 08, 2011, 07:52:51 am
Good luck, Dave.
I hope all is OK :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 12, 2011, 01:24:30 pm
My welder has just packed up. >:(  I was making some grills to put on the window of my shed. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Gooders on August 12, 2011, 03:24:57 pm
I am angry because I was walking my dog on our local beach 4 months ago and stood on a syringe, went for a routine visit to the doc yesterday for the results of some blood tests for different problem and they were normal, mentioned to him what happened on the beach so he phoned the Pathology people to find out if they still had any of my blood, they did so he ordered a Hepatitis B & C plus HIV test to be done, now I have to wait until next Friday for the results..

I am very angry at these morons that do not dispose of used needles properly and what is worse this happened near a kiddies playground.
I hope that it's good news from the medics.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 12, 2011, 03:49:59 pm
Likewise.
Dave - please let us know all is OK :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: lesmond on August 12, 2011, 05:39:06 pm
Likewise.
Dave - please let us know all is OK :wave:

Yes, please do  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on August 12, 2011, 09:07:59 pm
Hi chaps and thanks for your concern, all is OK and I posted a reply on the Happy Thread, regardless of the results it is nice to know I have friends here so thank you once again.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 12, 2011, 09:11:19 pm
Hi chaps and thanks for your concern, all is OK and I posted a reply on the Happy Thread, regardless of the results it is nice to know I have friends here so thank you once again.

The pleasure is all ours. Does this mean we can be naughty every so often :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on August 12, 2011, 09:15:56 pm
Hi chaps and thanks for your concern, all is OK and I posted a reply on the Happy Thread, regardless of the results it is nice to know I have friends here so thank you once again.


The pleasure is all ours. Does this mean we can be naughty every so often :smiley-laughing:


Ha Ha, wouldn't be much of a forum if people never got just a little naughty every now and then, besides it keeps Tank and Lawrence on their toes (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/hunter.gif)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 12, 2011, 09:17:07 pm

The pleasure is all ours. Does this mean we can be naughty every so often :smiley-laughing:


That has to be a first, you asking permission  :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 12, 2011, 09:21:24 pm

Ha Ha, wouldn't be much of a forum if people never got just a little naughty every now and then, besides it keeps Tank and Lawrence on their toes ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/hunter.gif[/url])


PULL!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on August 12, 2011, 09:35:13 pm
Sat in bed and need a drink, and really dont want to move! it really grinds my gears  >:( >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 12, 2011, 09:39:24 pm
Sat in bed and need a drink, and really dont want to move! it really grinds my gears  >:( >:(

Hey Findus - what's the trouble? Anything you want to discuss? :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on August 12, 2011, 10:06:25 pm
Sat in bed and need a drink, and really dont want to move! it really grinds my gears  >:( >:(

            wouldn't bother with the drink Findus.If you get one,in half an hour you will
            be sat in bed need a p@#s and really wont want to move... :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 13, 2011, 09:07:32 am
Sat in bed and need a drink, and really dont want to move! it really grinds my gears  >:( >:(

Tell her you have a headache!  :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 13, 2011, 03:57:22 pm

The pleasure is all ours. Does this mean we can be naughty every so often :smiley-laughing:


That has to be a first, you asking permission  :evil:
:smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
I've been learning at the knee of Cloughie (of which more later). It must be a Lancashire thing ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on August 13, 2011, 06:14:14 pm
Sat in bed and need a drink, and really dont want to move! it really grinds my gears  >:( >:(

Hope you're feeling better today Findus.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on August 15, 2011, 09:17:36 am
My welder has just packed up. >:(   :thumbsdown:
Tell her to get bak out there and get on with the work . ??? Some women are just plain lazy at times
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cloughie on August 15, 2011, 09:41:00 am
if tank does say that to the lass I can see his life line being very short :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
cloughie
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on August 15, 2011, 11:29:18 am
if tank does say that to the lass I can see his life line being very short :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
cloughie
 :smiley-laughing: I  know :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 15, 2011, 11:51:28 am
Why is it that car insurance renewal premiums are dearer for a loyal existing customer that's not made a claim than for a new customer.

I've changed mine from Churchill to LV this year.I hadn't been allowed to drive after a hip replacement until last Friday,my car and Green Flag renewals were due on the 19th of July.
I phoned both companies and explained the situation in so much as I would not require any cover until I was allowed to drive again.

Churchill put the renewal price up from £280.00 to £306 and lost a customer.
LV did the cover for £262.00.

I phoned Green Flag up and the renewal had gone from £42.00 to £78.00 for the same cover.Not wanting to be without breakdown cover I had renewed the cover,I looked on their site this morning and that cover is available for...£42.00 for a new customer.

I phoned Green Flag up and asked for an explanation and was told there was nothing they could do,so I cancelled the cover and took it out again on their web site as a new customer saving me £36.00.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cloughie on August 15, 2011, 12:16:42 pm
if tank does say that to the lass I can see his life line being very short :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
cloughie
 :smiley-laughing: I  know :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

note to self: when on "who whats to be a millionaire" do not put jonclox`s phone number down for "ring a friend"  ::)

cloughie
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on August 15, 2011, 02:00:43 pm
if tank does say that to the lass I can see his life line being very short :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
cloughie
 :smiley-laughing: I  know :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

note to self: when on "who whats to be a millionaire" do not put jonclox`s phone number down for "ring a friend"  ::)

cloughie
  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on August 15, 2011, 06:53:00 pm
I phoned Green Flag up and asked for an explanation and was told there was nothing they could do,so I cancelled the cover and took it out again on their web site as a new customer saving me £36.00.

Good work that man!  I love it when people beat the system.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2011, 03:50:03 pm
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Just tried to make my Class 86's into a Double Header (or Consist as the manual says), and now one of them is stuck as a Consist, and I just can't get it off. >:(  The other is fine.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 16, 2011, 03:56:05 pm
What controller do you have?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2011, 04:03:19 pm
I have a Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance 2, and all of the chips are DCC23's.  Any help appreciated!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on August 16, 2011, 04:13:03 pm
August 1st....motor insurance .......£235.00  :'( :'(
Today August 16th.....road tax anual demand for 1-09-2011........£260  :'( :'(
September 15th......MOT due........£59.55 ?  :'( :'(
Life 'ard for us OAPs :'( :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 16, 2011, 04:18:50 pm
Tank, have you tried entering 0 into CV19?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2011, 04:21:23 pm
That's a lot of money Jonclox!  Start walking!  LOL

Poliss -  Yes, I have tried going into CV19, and I entered 0.  There were three dashes "---", so I did "--0" and "000" and still it won't clear the "Cons" symbol.  I can't control it at all, and it just sits there with the lights on. ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 16, 2011, 04:25:15 pm
Just a thought. Was it an 'advanced consist' or a 'universal consist'?
Clearing Universal (Old-Style) Consists
To clear a consist, press CONSIST until “Cons oLd cLr” flashes in the
display. Then press ENTER. Turning off the power on the base unit will not
clear the consist.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2011, 04:28:11 pm
Yup, I did that first, but it still won't shift it.  :(  I'm sure I've followed the instructions properly.

Thanks for your help Poliss.  Any other ideas welcome!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 16, 2011, 05:23:09 pm
Why is it that car insurance renewal premiums are dearer for a loyal existing customer that's not made a claim than for a new customer.


Allan

Something else people forget is that when you get an 'on line' discount as a new customer, when your insurance comes up for renewal your premium goes up by that discount at least 'cos you're not a new customer anymore. I had the same thing with Saga and refused to renew until I'd negotiated that same discount again. Grrrrr
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on August 16, 2011, 05:34:46 pm
Why is it that car insurance renewal premiums are dearer for a loyal existing customer that's not made a claim than for a new customer.


Allan

Something else people forget is that when you get an 'on line' discount as a new customer, when your insurance comes up for renewal your premium goes up by that discount at least 'cos you're not a new customer anymore. I had the same thing with Saga and refused to renew until I'd negotiated that same discount again. Grrrrr

I always look online for a cheaper quote and then phone up my current insurers and tell them so and so will insure me for £x what is the best you can offer?

Normally they'll come down to roughly the same.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 16, 2011, 05:35:43 pm
DCC23's? Not sure what you mean there. Is that the brand? Most decoders can be reset by entering 8 into CV8.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Crackerbill on August 16, 2011, 05:52:26 pm
DCC23 is the standard 6pin decoder supplied under the gaugemaster label.

I agree though setting 8 to CV8 should return the chip to the default values.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2011, 05:56:42 pm
The other DCC23 I used reset with no trouble, but this one must have frozen, as nothing I try to change works!  I've emailed Gaugemaster, so we'll see what they say.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 16, 2011, 06:16:01 pm
Can you read CV19?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2011, 06:20:14 pm
Nope. :thumbsdown:  I tried to read all of the values.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 16, 2011, 06:26:43 pm
Lights on and nothing else happens. Doesn't sound good. Could be a dead decoder. Three things to try.
Try putting it in a consist again. Check decoder is still fitted correctly. Swap decoders with another loco.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2011, 06:29:49 pm
Decoder is fitted ok, but I'll try putting it in another consist like you say.  I put another decoder in the same loco and it worked, and that decoder in another loco and there was nothing.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on August 16, 2011, 07:49:55 pm
Geez, don't you guys know how to use the chatroom or pm's? this is a thread for angry people not digging our glorious leader out of a hole  ::)








 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 16, 2011, 07:58:24 pm
Did it make you angry?  ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2011, 08:37:55 pm
Lawrence is bitter because we have layouts.  ;) :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on August 16, 2011, 09:43:02 pm
After hearing my mate tell me he chucked his DCC controller thingy across his 40ft shed I am pleased I decided to stick with DC (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/suicide2.gif)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 17, 2011, 06:50:29 am
Bought a laser colour printer last Tuesday,ran out of black and cyan toner on Sunday.
The starter cartridges fitted are supposed to last approx 700 pages,mine lasted for 206 pages of colour and 44 pages of black before the empty light on black and cyan came on...250 pages total.

I now find that all the manufacturers estimates are based on 5% coverage, who prints photos at 5% coverage ?
Ordered four new normal cartriges,the cost was 50% more than the printer.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 17, 2011, 08:58:27 am
Wow, what a con!  5%?!?! 

After hearing my mate tell me he chucked his DCC controller thingy across his 40ft shed I am pleased I decided to stick with DC ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/suicide2.gif[/url])


DCC is great, and although I'm only just getting started with it, I love the benefits of controlling loco's in the shunting yards.  :)  It's a shame I picked up a dodgy decoder, but fingers crossed I can get it swapped over.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on August 17, 2011, 09:41:21 am
Wow, what a con!  5%?!?! 

After hearing my mate tell me he chucked his DCC controller thingy across his 40ft shed I am pleased I decided to stick with DC ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/suicide2.gif[/url])


DCC is great, and although I'm only just getting started with it, I love the benefits of controlling loco's in the shunting yards.  :)  It's a shame I picked up a dodgy decoder, but fingers crossed I can get it swapped over.



Hi Chris, after splitting my layout in half today and deciding to make one half British and the other half American I am considering going DCC with the American Layout, at least if I get stuck with any problems I can always get help on this forum. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 17, 2011, 09:49:21 am
 ;D  Go for it mate!  I wish I could afford to get more of them converted.....or even have the time to do it myself. ::) :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 17, 2011, 10:56:24 am
Geez, don't you guys know how to use the chatroom or pm's? this is a thread for angry people not digging our glorious leader out of a hole  ::)

I think this thread should be renamed "More DCC stuff".

Allan






Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 17, 2011, 09:15:38 pm
Found out this morning that last night many of the houses in our cul-de-sac had their garages burgled with the resultant loss of bikes etc.
Luckily the only things in my rear garden were potted plants and some garden furniture, and my garage is quite securely locked so nothing disappeared.
The people who do this should have raw meat attached to them and be made to walk through the lion enclosure at Chester Zoo at feeding time. >:( >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on August 17, 2011, 09:39:42 pm
Day 2 of NEBOSH course  >:(

actually probably more angry at myself for not being able to understand it  :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 17, 2011, 10:05:30 pm
I ordered a full set of laser toners from a place called Valueshop on Sunday,paid extra for delivery in 2-3 working days.

Third working day today and no toner has arrived by dinner time so I phone up to see if it's been dispatched,the numpty on the phone said he'd have to check with dispatch and would phone back in half an hour.

Having not received the return call two hours later,I phoned again and was told they were waiting for one of the toners to arrive.They took the money on Sunday for the toner and 2-3 day delivery and didn't even have the toner in stock.

From the background noises on the phone call it sounded like I was talking to someone at home or they let toddlers in the their office.
Anyway,I informed the numpty on the phone that he wasn't using my money to run his business and buy stuff to send to me and to cancel the order and refund the money to my bank account.

I re-ordered from Cartridgesave this afternoon and had an email confirming delivery to me tomorrow.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 17, 2011, 10:10:33 pm

From the background noises on the phone call it sounded like I was talking to someone at home or they let toddlers in the their office.

Allan

Allan - I suspect you've hit the nail on the head, and they are employed there ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on August 26, 2011, 04:13:37 pm
Water has been off all day. I'd advise people not to stand too close to me.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 26, 2011, 10:34:26 pm
Got my new Farish TPO's (374-901) out to play tonight to find that of the 5 purchased, 3 had bits snapped off the bogies such that the wheelsets were free to roam wherever they wanted (in one case onto the floor). Hey - ho, more returns.Grrrr >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 02, 2011, 12:56:45 pm
Had to phone Virgin this morning to find out what  ISP service they provide,it was to answer a question in the installation of a wireless router,there was a choice of three answers in the installation and I didn't have a clue.

Went through the inevitable "press this number for" malarkey and eventually I'm put on hold.Then after a while I'm given a five choice menu as to what type of music I want to listen to while I'm on hold, but not a choice of none. >:(
So they kindly made the choice for me. I don't want music banging in my ear while I'm on hold.

When I finally got through to a person and it was hard work getting the information from him,but eventually after asking me my phone number and name and some delay he informed me the connection is "Dynamic".
Why couldn't he just tell me to start with.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 02, 2011, 02:26:57 pm
This does not always work but it is worth trying when you get to the "press this number for" malarkey part.
Press the hash key then zero key one after the other, on some systems it sends it haywire and you are put through to human(ish) person quicker than normal  :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on September 06, 2011, 11:12:15 am
I`m fuming :(
for the last couple of weeks Ive been searching for some 'decline' pillers......all anybody does is 'incline' one for going up hill  :-\
When are manufactures going to start catering or customers who need to build down to ground level from an upper level ?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on September 06, 2011, 11:14:06 am
for the last couple of weeks Ive been searching for some 'decine' pillers......

Try typing 'decline' instead!   :smiley-laughing:  No, it's annoying when you can't find what you need.  Can you not try and make your own, or do you prefer to buy them already made?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on September 06, 2011, 12:30:52 pm
Get home to find i have no hot water, and cant program the immersion time to get it going  :thumbsdown: anybody anygood with immersions timers??
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 06, 2011, 03:28:44 pm
At least you have water. Ours has gone off six times in the last two weeks without notice!
Try googling instructions for the make and model of your immersion heater.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 06, 2011, 05:33:43 pm
At least you have water. Ours has gone off six times in the last two weeks without notice!

That's scary, Poliss. What utility company are you with, and have they explained why? :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 06, 2011, 05:47:26 pm
It's not the water company, they only have responsibility to the outside of the block. It's the pump in the block that sends the water to the roof. Seems there's something wrong with the 'timer unit'. Why it needs a timer unit I have no idea.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 06, 2011, 05:53:14 pm
It's not the water company, they only have responsibility to the outside of the block. It's the pump in the block that sends the water to the roof. Seems there's something wrong with the 'timer unit'. Why it needs a timer unit I have no idea.

Maybe someone else can shed some light on this 'cos it sure beats me ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on September 09, 2011, 11:09:47 am
I have been trying to find out where to get my Night Vision Goggles fixed and have had no luck so far. >:(  I managed to find the company that I bought them from, but they don't seem to be in business (despite having a very outdated website still on here).  I have emailed about 10 websites that repair them, and none will do mine because they are Russian. :thumbsdown:  I have however found the company that actually makes them and messaged them today.  Fingers crossed, although it'll be expensive. :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 09, 2011, 12:17:54 pm
Crikey we used to get those Russian night vision thingys over here in Oz a few years back, I forgot they even existed, sold quite a few when I worked part time in a Pawnbrokers shop, hope you can get them fixed Chris.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 09, 2011, 12:35:49 pm
I have been trying to find out where to get my Night Vision Goggles fixed and have had no luck so far. >:(  I managed to find the company that I bought them from, but they don't seem to be in business (despite having a very outdated website still on here).  I have emailed about 10 websites that repair them, and none will do mine because they are Russian. :thumbsdown:  I have however found the company that actually makes them and messaged them today.  Fingers crossed, although it'll be expensive. :'(

Would it not be cheaper to fit light bulbs to your house? ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: mrjamestrain on September 09, 2011, 05:00:45 pm
my train was late by 27 minutes , my old form tutor didn't really care but my new "cool" one doe's so  after a heated talk from me three day's in  i'm now moving form's
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on September 09, 2011, 09:13:50 pm
Would it not be cheaper to fit light bulbs to your house? ;D

 :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on September 11, 2011, 04:10:03 pm
I have been trying to find out where to get my Night Vision Goggles fixed and have had no luck so far. >:(  I managed to find the company that I bought them from, but they don't seem to be in business (despite having a very outdated website still on here).  I have emailed about 10 websites that repair them, and none will do mine because they are Russian. :thumbsdown:  I have however found the company that actually makes them and messaged them today.  Fingers crossed, although it'll be expensive. :'(

These.......  http://www.thecandleselection.co.uk/prices-candles-bag-50-sentinel-nightlights-8-hour-tealights.html
  might be cheaper than getting yours repaired    :music:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on September 11, 2011, 04:47:12 pm
Thanks......   ::) ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on September 17, 2011, 11:01:34 am
The week so far----


Tuesday-------washing machine goes terminal after only 10 years  >:(
Wednesday------cant find a local replacement before next week.
Thursday----trip switch blows across main supply....reason never found  >:( stereo speaked front becmes 'unglued' and fall to the floor right behind me  :'(
Friday--------evening meal time find that the trip switch goung was the cooker boven blowing main oven element and wiping out the grill  ::)
Ok............ its insured but no repair call available till Tuesday next week. ::)
Someone cancel the rest of the week perleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: elmo on September 17, 2011, 12:15:42 pm
Come on Jonclox, Monday didnt look too bad :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 17, 2011, 02:54:46 pm
How dashed odd. You haven't got Gizmo the Mogwai have you and if so, did you give him a bath?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on September 18, 2011, 05:27:46 pm
A week ago I put my layout by the window in the loft whilst I put the brackets up for the new layout.  Today I went in the loft to have a look, and the layout is on the floor.   >:( >:( >:(  Half of my army vehicles are damaged, and some other rolling stock. :'( :'( :'(  Also, smashed the AWS boxes off and some ballasting on the edge of the layout. :thumbsdown:  I suspect the squirrels snuck in through the open window. :computerangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 18, 2011, 07:22:39 pm
I suspect the squirrels snuck in through the open window. :computerangry:

They make good eating.. its payback time 8)


I'm merely mildly grumpy. Yesterday I turned on the TV to observe a man painted blue and in a smurf hat proceed to demonstrate on TV he can tell 450 odd smurf collectables by their silhouette.  That in itself was mildly alarming - discovering there are worse things than bus nuts, but on the BBC - they spent our taxes painting a nutter blue and letting him make an exhibiton of himself ?????

Alan


Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 18, 2011, 07:36:38 pm
So sorry to hear about your layout, Chris. Those squirrels may be cute but they're a pigging nuisance. Hope all is repaired soon :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on September 18, 2011, 07:53:37 pm
Cheers mate.  I can't even bring myself to look!   :'(  If I see a squirrel though, it better run...... :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 18, 2011, 08:39:21 pm


I'm merely mildly grumpy. Yesterday I turned on the TV to observe a man painted blue and in a smurf hat proceed to demonstrate on TV he can tell 450 odd smurf collectables by their silhouette.  That in itself was mildly alarming - discovering there are worse things than bus nuts, but on the BBC - they spent our taxes painting a nutter blue and letting him make an exhibiton of himself ?????

Alan


IMHO the BBC license fee should be on a percentage system.

If they're going to show for example 15% of broadcasts as repeats,the license fee should be 15% less.

Also they should rename the sports part of the news "Football Managers Chat" because I'm sick of seeing and hearing football managers having a daily inquest on their teams poor performance.
In fact,sports news seems to be mainly about football anyway.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 18, 2011, 08:50:13 pm
A week ago I put my layout by the window in the loft whilst I put the brackets up for the new layout.  Today I went in the loft to have a look, and the layout is on the floor.   >:( >:( >:(  Half of my army vehicles are damaged, and some other rolling stock. :'( :'( :'(  Also, smashed the AWS boxes off and some ballasting on the edge of the layout. :thumbsdown:  I suspect the squirrels snuck in through the open window. :computerangry:

Sorry to hear the little critters have been having fun on your layout Chris :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: elmo on September 18, 2011, 08:51:17 pm
AND ANOTHER THING - why do the television licence people keep harassing me and threatening court action. Which bit of "I have not got a TV" dont they understand????????
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 18, 2011, 08:57:12 pm
Here in Oz we have critters that eat your model railway, number one is the Gheko Lizards that have been eating my trees, number two is the Cockroaches that eat any card kits, I think its the glue they enjoy.

The Gheko's are worst because they poo on your tracks and look like Godzilla as they tramp around the layout, this is because the layout is in an outside shed.

I do lay Cockroach baits to kill the roaches but the lizards live above the ceiling as I can hear then scurrying around while working on the layout, to hard to catch and kill.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 18, 2011, 08:58:16 pm
You have a computer with a broadband connection? If so you need a tv licence.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on September 18, 2011, 08:59:26 pm
AND ANOTHER THING - why do the television licence people keep harassing me and threatening court action. Which bit of "I have not got a TV" dont they understand????????


see this link!!

http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check/viewtopiccontent.aspx?id=TOP12&iqdocumentid=TOP12&WT.mc_id=r001
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on September 18, 2011, 09:00:35 pm
You have a computer with a broadband connection? If so you need a tv licence.

not true! only if your watching a live broadcast! if you watch anything after its been broadcast your ok! see my link
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: elmo on September 18, 2011, 09:07:27 pm
The bit that gets right up my nose is that the letters were addressed to me. I tell them (again) that I have no TV and they send the letters addressed to 'the current occupier'. Tell them yet again and the same letters are sent 'to the legal occupier'. Roll on the threatened court summons, go on TV make my day.
Elmo
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 18, 2011, 09:22:34 pm
TV Licensing’s policy process for dealing with No Licence Needed claims is
outlined at Appendix 3.
Appendix 3. The BBC considers the information in the policy appendices to be confidential.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on September 18, 2011, 09:47:39 pm
The bit that gets right up my nose is that the letters were addressed to me. I tell them (again) that I have no TV and they send the letters addressed to 'the current occupier'. Tell them yet again and the same letters are sent 'to the legal occupier'. Roll on the threatened court summons, go on TV make my day.
Elmo
Elmo i don't have a TV either......tv is  :sleep:  :sleep:....I had the same problem that you have.... getting threatening letters all the while....what you need to do is put it in writing that you have no tv that you have no intention of getting a tv and that you are quite prepared for an inspector to visit you to confirm you do not have a tv.They will contact you to confirm they have received your notification and that an inspector will call at some point..(though knowone ever came to see me.They will then contact you after 2 years to confirm the information they have is still correct.I haven't had a tv or bought a tv licence in 7 years...and never will again.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 18, 2011, 11:05:09 pm
Also they should rename the sports part of the news "Football Managers Chat" because I'm sick of seeing and hearing football managers having a daily inquest on their teams poor performance.
In fact,sports news seems to be mainly about football anyway.

Allan

Move to Wales then, then its mostly about Rugby and we actually get a lot of the matches on free to air TV. My Dad was quite put out at the lack of football coverage. Surprised me as he's a West Brom fan so I would have thought the less coverage the better ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 19, 2011, 12:05:14 am
I get the Welsh rugby on freeview but no commentary, just those two yakking in the alternative audio stream!  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 19, 2011, 03:11:07 am
Here in Oz we have critters that eat your model railway, number one is the Gheko Lizards that have been eating my trees, number two is the Cockroaches that eat any card kits, I think its the glue they enjoy.
The Gheko's are worst because they poo on your tracks and look like Godzilla as they tramp around the layout, this is because the layout is in an outside shed.
I do lay Cockroach baits to kill the roaches but the lizards live above the ceiling as I can hear then scurrying around while working on the layout, to hard to catch and kill.

Shame you can't train the Geckos to eat Cockroaches, but then again roaches are almost indestructible. I'll probably have nightmares now about roaches on glue :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sithlord75 on September 19, 2011, 03:41:36 am
Here in Oz we have critters that eat your model railway, number one is the Gheko Lizards that have been eating my trees, number two is the Cockroaches that eat any card kits, I think its the glue they enjoy.

The Gheko's are worst because they poo on your tracks and look like Godzilla as they tramp around the layout, this is because the layout is in an outside shed.

I do lay Cockroach baits to kill the roaches but the lizards live above the ceiling as I can hear then scurrying around while working on the layout, to hard to catch and kill.

I have a cat which is pretty handy on the gheckos - just a bit worse on the layout  :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 19, 2011, 03:51:18 am
Here in Oz we have critters that eat your model railway, number one is the Gheko Lizards that have been eating my trees, number two is the Cockroaches that eat any card kits, I think its the glue they enjoy.
The Gheko's are worst because they poo on your tracks and look like Godzilla as they tramp around the layout, this is because the layout is in an outside shed.
I do lay Cockroach baits to kill the roaches but the lizards live above the ceiling as I can hear then scurrying around while working on the layout, to hard to catch and kill.

Shame you can't train the Geckos to eat Cockroaches, but then again roaches are almost indestructible. I'll probably have nightmares now about roaches on glue :o

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 19, 2011, 02:50:30 pm
The bit that gets right up my nose is that the letters were addressed to me. I tell them (again) that I have no TV and they send the letters addressed to 'the current occupier'. Tell them yet again and the same letters are sent 'to the legal occupier'. Roll on the threatened court summons, go on TV make my day.
Elmo

When I was a student we used to bait them (things like using a different version of names/addresses when renewing) quite deliberately as they were so unpleasant and obnoxious that they seemed like good sport. The highlight was the day they came to see one student and the conversation went

"I'm from TV licensing"
"I don't have a TV"
"So why didn't you reply to our letter"
"I don't reply to rude mail"

Priceless.. they'd sent some muppet all the way around Aberystwyth simply because they wouldn't send polite letters.

A good place to send their rude an inaccurate demands is their data protection officer, with a small note reminding him of his/her legal duty to keep data correct and up to date. In their own freepost envelopes of course, with FAO Data Protection Officer, written in pen on the top 8)

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 19, 2011, 02:54:02 pm
I get the Welsh rugby on freeview but no commentary, just those two yakking in the alternative audio stream!  >:(

The red button should also get you welsh language commentary which is much better than the yacking, even if you don't speak a word of it. Although I now speak a bit it's still the case that my rugby Welsh is better than most other bits ;)

Also check for radio commentary to match. Many of the games have a suitable matching local radio commentary and some, particularly the Irish ones are wonderfully biased and excitable...
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 19, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
Tried the red button. The match commentary isn't on it. Not sure if it's all in Welsh as you do get a snippet of interviews at half time. I think they only do it to annoy.  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 21, 2011, 04:22:56 pm
I thought it was a good idea to save into a pension for my retirement,now I wish I'd never bothered.

If you don't have any savings much or any extra pension when you retire you can claim council tax relief,basically no tax to pay.
If you've saved in a private pension,when you get it you're penalised because you've got some income and cannot get much, if any, council tax rebate.
So basically my small pension that I paid into for years is just going to pay my council tax and I'm not really any better off.

Just wish I'd never bothered.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on September 21, 2011, 04:31:40 pm
Yep. I know what you mean. I have pensions that are actually worth less than if i'd stuffed the money under my mattress. Over the years the pension funds have taken my money and made big fees and bonuses off it and left me worse off. I think that is a good definition of organized crime!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 21, 2011, 04:32:53 pm
My suspicions on this matter were first aroused in the early 1970s when they scrapped the graduated pension scheme.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Crackerbill on September 21, 2011, 04:58:42 pm
I think it was later than the early 70s for scrapping of Graduated Pension Scheme (a very poor system) - I'm pretty sure Margaret Thatcher was on the throne.  The Tories of the day did bring in SERPS which was a much fairer pension system if more expensive.  Of course anyone with private pension arrangements could "pension out".

The Labour party did not like the SERPS as they didn't think of it, so at the earliest opertunity they scrapped it but kept the NI contributions the same as before, effectively increasing all NI contributions by some 25%.  They tried a very wishy washy system called Stakeholders Pension Scheme which was not compulsory, it really has died a death as NI payers would have to make more contributions !!

The current lot are in the process of suggesting another system!!  I'm sure it will increase the cost to NI payers.

 A jaundiced view from a pensioner of some years - If I havn't got all the facts right then blame my age.  There are lots of other ways successive governments(or non-governments) have screwed pensioners over the past years but they are for another angry thread topic.   
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on September 21, 2011, 05:13:15 pm
Replaced by SERPS in April 1975, but I'm sure they mentioned it was being scrapped a year earlier. I have no idea of what's happened to the contributions I made into the scheme.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Crackerbill on September 21, 2011, 05:34:36 pm
Just looked it up on Wikipedia - Serps was from April 6th 1978 to April 5th 2002.

As far as your previous contributions are cocerned you will receive the accumulated weekly pension on retirement. Don't spend it all at once!!!

Wikipedia has lots of info on Serps, so you may be able to work out "how much" for your circumstances.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 21, 2011, 07:09:13 pm

As far as your previous contributions are cocerned you will receive the accumulated weekly pension on retirement. Don't spend it all at once!!!

IIRC the last pension increase left the Serps part out,in other words another way to screw anybody on a pension that paid into serps.

All the civil servant/local authority type people moaning about their gold plated pension changes don't realise what a good deal they've got IMO.
Anyone that has a private pension doesn't have any chance of saving enough to get a pension like they've got.
I might be wrong,but I believe a good proportion of the council tax goes to paying for the pension pot available to council employees.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 28, 2011, 10:25:52 am
I've just received a questionaire about my recent hospital stay for a hip replacement.Just boxes to tick.

So I go through it ticking boxes and get ready to put it in the pre paid envelope.
Then I realised that there is no signature required,or any reference to the hospital or operation.So they won't know who it's from or what hospital it refers to.It's now in the recycle bin.

What is the point of sending a form out which is totally anonymous about the information required apart from providing a job for someone to collate the information.

What a waste of resources.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on September 28, 2011, 11:07:48 am
Oi, being ex-local government I retired on a tin plated pension - the gold plated ones are for chief officers and civil service mandarins. LA pensioners have had to pay for their pensions too. I now live in a street where I own my house (almost), and pay tax on a small pension to support my workshy neighbours who have lived on benefits all their lives. And they laugh at me for not doing what they did.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on October 01, 2011, 04:52:00 pm
People who spell 'does' 'd o s e'. Dose is the measure of medicine you should take.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on October 04, 2011, 03:11:20 pm
I'd just like to share with you all that I'm having a bad day.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on October 04, 2011, 03:16:14 pm
I'd just like to share with you all that I'm having a bad day.

Sorry to hear that Richard, may I suggest you go to the joe section and read some of the jokes there they should give you a laugh at least  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: fisherman on October 04, 2011, 04:06:55 pm
is anyone else totally p*****d off with all the American and Japanese stuff on e Bay????

there is just too much of it!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on October 04, 2011, 04:13:16 pm
Nope. I collect US N scale. It's not as if it pushes out British outline models.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cloughie on October 04, 2011, 04:19:20 pm
I agree with fisherman :thumbsup:    there is to much stuff on e-bay ???


cloughie
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on October 04, 2011, 04:23:33 pm
You mean too much temptation cloughie? :-)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cloughie on October 04, 2011, 04:38:44 pm
temptation to me would be some one selling a full barrel of castle eden for a fiver :D
it would cheer up Mr. Battersby anyway

cloughie
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 04, 2011, 06:44:41 pm
temptation to me would be some one selling a full barrel of castle eden for a fiver :D
it would cheer up Mr. Battersby anyway

cloughie

Castle Eden - I haven't supped that in years. Lovely ale :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 04, 2011, 06:48:43 pm
I'd just like to share with you all that I'm having a bad day.

Sorry to hear that, Richard - anything particular or just a general blues day.
(Why is it that when we're down we play sad music, or is that just me?)
I've been having a bad few weeks as I'm having to try and make a double figure price increase stick with my customers :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on October 04, 2011, 06:53:31 pm
I had a good day.




I think it was in 1979.  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 04, 2011, 07:00:32 pm
I had a good day.




I think it was in 1979.  ::)

Nice one, Poliss ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on October 04, 2011, 07:18:13 pm
I'd just like to share with you all that I'm having a bad day.

Sorry to hear that Richard, may I suggest you go to the joe section and read some of the jokes there they should give you a laugh at least  :thumbsup:

I made my first tentative steps into he joke section... and I feel revived but also peckish. Not sure how that works. :P I particularly liked the bulldog clip as the beer bookstop type thing. Very good.  :beers:

Cloughie: that certainly would cheer me up, and maybe push me the other way! Will put it on my list of ales to try!  :beers:

Newportnobby: nothing interesting but, yes, something in particular. I'm a final year vet student and I'd say I was more practical than academic and I love surgery. I'm currently seeing practice in York (nice place, nice people, been here before) and I've not done any small animal stuff in months. I'm clearly not as good as I was a couple of months ago and that's really frustrating. I can see the vet thinking "he hasn't improved, he's supposed to be good at surger" and he didn't like the sutures I did today. I know, it's nothing really and I'm being too hard on myself but it's been a week and a half now and I feel a bit like a failure. Just one of those days when you let things get on top of you. Oh, and I ate a load of off coleslaw (by 5 days). It took me a good few mouthfuls to realise that it was 'fizzing' in my mouth. Hoping to keep it down though!  :smiley-laughing:

Poliss: I wasn't born in 1979! Sad to have missed your good day.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: galway on October 04, 2011, 07:29:10 pm

Poliss: I wasn't born in 1979! Sad to have missed your good day.
[/quote]

Nice one  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on October 04, 2011, 07:32:03 pm
is anyone else totally p*****d off with all the American and Japanese stuff on e Bay????

there is just too much of it!!!

Unfortunately I cant get any bargains on the Japanese stuff, it all seems to go for crazy prices  :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on October 04, 2011, 08:45:47 pm
It stands to reason that there is going to be more American and Japanese models on eBay, the Japanese population is nearly 128 Million and America has 310 Million people so there is going to be one heck of a lot more model railway modellers than the UK with 61 Million residents.

Combined Population of Japan and USA is 438 Million

UK Population 61 Miilion

Feel sorry for the Aussies looking for second hand model railway stuff on eBay, hardly any at all.

Population of Oz 22 Million.

As a side thing a mate that owns a model railway shop in Brisbane Oz calculated that there were probably less than 300 model railway fans that belonged to clubs in that city, no wonder the stuff is scarce.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: R M Williams on October 04, 2011, 09:19:12 pm
But I thought that all 61m in UK do railway modelling!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on October 04, 2011, 09:52:59 pm
But I thought that all 61m in UK do railway modelling!!

I'll second that!  :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on October 04, 2011, 10:32:31 pm
They do, but only 2% admit to it.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on October 04, 2011, 10:42:58 pm
The only thing that brasses me off is... DEL PRADO !!! >:( >:( >:(

Somebody, please for the love of god (i'm not religous by the way...) ban this plastic tripe asap ! How dare they call it N gauge, when you can't even put it on a track without creating a short  ??? ??? ???

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on October 05, 2011, 09:04:18 pm
I have an Acer laptop that won't connect to the internet so I have taken everything off that I want to keep onto an external HD.
Retrieved the backup cd's from my desk where they have been safely stored after having been pestered by said laptop to do a backup after I bought it.

The "insert very strong expletive" thing will not recognise the cd's as having a backup on them and now that I am seething with Celtic fury (I feel like painting myself blue) I don't know what to do as I am so furious I am not thinking sanely.  ???  >:(

Tomorrow will be a nice day - I am sure  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on October 05, 2011, 09:25:26 pm
The very reason I made the switch to a Linux OS three years ago, oh so easy, turn printer and modem on insert Linux OS disc and it will find everything itself, no having to find, download or load drivers.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on October 07, 2011, 08:18:48 pm
After many years of Microsoft I finally gave up and, needing a new laptop, plumped for a Mac. Very expensive but I do save a bit each year on not buying anti-virus, and it doesn't keep slowing down for updates.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on October 07, 2011, 08:27:27 pm
Macs are not immune to viruses. http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/it/antivirus/applemac.html
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on October 07, 2011, 09:20:42 pm
'Kibri'  >:(
Anybody else think its building kits are wayyyyyyyyy off scale?  :(
I seem to have to cut everything down to make it look more realistic
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 11, 2011, 11:58:34 pm
'Kibri'  >:(
Anybody else think its building kits are wayyyyyyyyy off scale?  :(
I seem to have to cut everything down to make it look more realistic

I'm not convinced they are wrong - a lot of European buildings seem to be a bit bigger than our shoeboxes, especially these days.

You could I guess use the Z scale ones ?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on October 12, 2011, 03:14:33 pm
I have two Canon inkjet printers which were really good the last time I used them,probably about two years ago,but when I had to have a new PC I never bothered to install them on it.

Wanting to print card models out and not wanting the chance that the ink might run with an inkjet I decided to buy a Canon LBP 5050 laser colour printer rather than install one of my inkjets and find the nozzles blocked up.

The annoying thing is that each time I switch it on to print just one page it goes into a three minutes long recalibration and colour correction routine after it's printed this one page,this whirring and whining is really annoying each time I use the printer.
Even though it hasn't been used since it's last recalibration when I switch it on it still prints my one page and then recalibrates again.
I've recently put four new toner cartridges in,but when they run out I'll bin this printer and buy a different make.

I wonder why all the reviews I looked at never mentioned annoying feature.

Anyway onto the angry part, I contacted Canon and basically said I was not happy with this laser printer constantly recalibrating.....the reply went into great length to explain about what happens with their INKJET printers.


Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on October 12, 2011, 03:25:46 pm
Macs are not immune to viruses. [url]http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/it/antivirus/applemac.html[/url]


They're not immune to social attacks and trojans (both of which are based on the user specifically allowing the malicious code access) or specific direct hacks but there's no such thing as an actual OS X virus in the wild. There are java and flash virii that can help gain access for a Mac hack, so it's always a good plan to make sure you're up to date and don't disable anything on the firewall you shouldn't but generally Mac virus checkers are a waste of space and do more harm than good.

You're better off being careful and not opening attachments without being certain who they're from and what they are (critical on any OS), disable Flash or use a plugin like ClickToFlash to make sure Flash based components don't trigger automatically (which cuts out most of the crappy ads too ;) ) and disable Java unless you actually need it for something.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 13, 2011, 04:26:02 pm
You're better off being careful and not opening attachments without being certain who they're from and what they are (critical on any OS), disable Flash or use a plugin like ClickToFlash to make sure Flash based components don't trigger automatically (which cuts out most of the crappy ads too ;) ) and disable Java unless you actually need it for something.


This really says it all for the current state of play in the Windows world, and I expect similar patterns for other things

http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=1863

Note that Adobe is a whopping 48% of this thanks to Reader/Acrobat/Flash bugs - and Flash is not the worst of them.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 13, 2011, 04:29:56 pm

More camera blocking scum, this time they really should be ashamed of themselves.

I trundled into our local Tesco to find that yet again they had raw meat, cooked meat and other products all lumped together in the one 'bargains' block. This is despite pointing out to senior staff that it's unsafe.

So I thought I'd collect the evidence for Tesco HQ, but oh no Mr security man would rather not have the evidence on record and proceeded to block my camera lens with a packet of grapes even though I was clearly only taking a photo of the evidence. More disturbingly the staff member nearby didn't even *understand* why it was a problem. Do they not train their people in basic food safety ?

Anyway he's peeved me sufficiently to make a formal complaint to the council food safety people, and I'm going to be keeping a close eye on it and phoning them if I see another one so they can dash in and fine the scumbags.

Trouble is from what I've seen - this isn't the only Tesco (or indeed supermarket) whose staff are doing this.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on October 14, 2011, 10:30:49 am
I used to work for Morrisons, and staff are trained, but after a few weeks they just don't care!  You are allowed raw and cooked in the same area, but cooked meats must be on the shelf above by law.  A common problem that we had was that customers would empty the shelves to find what they wanted and it all ended up on the bottom shelf with the raw meats!  Still, I'm sure some stores just put out the reduced items in any fashion like you say.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on October 14, 2011, 10:49:32 am
'Kibri'  >:(
Anybody else think its building kits are wayyyyyyyyy off scale?  :(
I seem to have to cut everything down to make it look more realistic

I'm not convinced they are wrong - a lot of European buildings seem to be a bit bigger than our shoeboxes, especially these days.

You could I guess use the Z scale ones ?


 :-[ :-[ Thanks for your answer It is infact Z scale model buildings that with  I am finding 'overscale' as I mess about with things in that scale.  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 14, 2011, 03:25:02 pm
Still, I'm sure some stores just put out the reduced items in any fashion like you say.

Well hopefully this one will now stop. Seems a nice man from the council went to see them today 8)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on October 14, 2011, 05:45:40 pm
Just got back from the chemist to pick up a prescription. The young woman serving was chewing gum and another worker was drinking from a bottle of water in the area where prescriptions are dispensed.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 14, 2011, 06:41:11 pm
My mum has been informed by her insurance company that any enquiry about making a claim will be actually registered as a claim even if she then confirms she will not proceed with making a claim. Money grabbing bu**ers or what :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 14, 2011, 09:19:30 pm
My mum has been informed by her insurance company that any enquiry about making a claim will be actually registered as a claim even if she then confirms she will not proceed with making a claim. Money grabbing bu**ers or what :o


So enquire about enquiring to make a claim and see
http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/


Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sithlord75 on October 15, 2011, 04:27:25 am
Gee I hate eBayers who won't ship international - even when you PM them.  One bloke reckons it is because the postage is too high - but he doesn't pay it, I do.  As it happens, I would have won the auction (well I assume - what I was willing to pay was almost twice what the item went for) so silly git missed out both ways - and I sent him a message to tell him that too.

So does anyone have a Bachmann 65' Combine sitting around which they are happy to send to Australia?  The 3 I found on eBay USA won't send them down here, and I got the only one I could find on eBay Australia.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on October 15, 2011, 08:40:51 am
Hi,

Next time you need something like that I'd be happy to get it for you and send it on for what it costs and total postage.
Just PM me the details.

Regards,Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on October 15, 2011, 08:49:29 pm
Gee I hate eBayers who won't ship international - even when you PM them.  One bloke reckons it is because the postage is too high - but he doesn't pay it, I do.  As it happens, I would have won the auction (well I assume - what I was willing to pay was almost twice what the item went for) so silly git missed out both ways - and I sent him a message to tell him that too.

So does anyone have a Bachmann 65' Combine sitting around which they are happy to send to Australia?  The 3 I found on eBay USA won't send them down here, and I got the only one I could find on eBay Australia.

My Mates second hand shop in Brizzy has 2 x SantaFe 65ft combines but from memory they are Lima or ConCor, $10 each.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on October 25, 2011, 08:55:28 pm
Hello Fella's...........

I'm quite an easy going bloke.....try not to let things get to me too much,but tonight i am seriously
p@#$$d off.
Had my 121s on pre order at Hattons and yesterday had an email to say they were in stock and would be shipped that afternoon.
I had chosen next day AM delivery and was informed they would be delivered next day before 12 noon by Yodel.
Anyway i was up bright and early this morning 12 noon came and went....got to about 4.30 still no parcel
so i called yodel to ask where it was....."it's on the van and will be delivered today".(what happened to the AM delivery i paid for)?.....
5.30 no parcel so i go online to track the status of the parcel and there is a message saying 17.05 no answer......left a card.
Now i have literally sat by the front door all day waiting..my dog barks when anyone walks past the house and goes mad when anyone knocks...my brother and sister in law where here when he was supposed to have tried to deliver the parcel......no one has knocked and no card has been left.I call Yodel to tell them my parcel has not been delivered and they ask me for the ref no.....what ref no i ask......the ref no on the card the driver left..... ??? ??? ???
To be honest the fact that i haven't got my 121s is not why i am angry...it's the fact that this driver has barefaced lied by saying he knocked and got no answer...i cant stand liars... >:( >:( >:(
But he knows that in the end it would be my word against his and that really p@##es me off.....
Has anyone else had any bad experiences with this joke of a courier company...?
Anyway sorry to go on a bit but i needed to get it off my chest........
OH and it's going to be Thursday before i get my 121s
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on October 25, 2011, 09:04:25 pm
Sorry to hear that!  Funnily enough we had trouble with Yodel at my work yesterday.  The driver had arrived after the gates were closed, so rather than take the delivery back to the depot he climbed the 5ft gate, walked the 50 metres up the drive to the delivery room door, and left the parcel outside.  Well it rained hard last night, and the text books inside the box are soaking and ruined!!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on October 25, 2011, 09:07:01 pm
Hello Fella's...........

I'm quite an easy going bloke.....try not to let things get to me too much,but tonight i am seriously
p@#$$d off.
Had my 121s on pre order at Hattons and yesterday had an email to say they were in stock and would be shipped that afternoon.
I had chosen next day AM delivery and was informed they would be delivered next day before 12 noon by Yodel.
Anyway i was up bright and early this morning 12 noon came and went....got to about 4.30 still no parcel
so i called yodel to ask where it was....."it's on the van and will be delivered today".(what happened to the AM delivery i paid for)?.....
5.30 no parcel so i go online to track the status of the parcel and there is a message saying 17.05 no answer......left a card.
Now i have literally sat by the front door all day waiting..my dog barks when anyone walks past the house and goes mad when anyone knocks...my brother and sister in law where here when he was supposed to have tried to deliver the parcel......no one has knocked and no card has been left.I call Yodel to tell them my parcel has not been delivered and they ask me for the ref no.....what ref no i ask......the ref no on the card the driver left..... ??? ??? ???
To be honest the fact that i haven't got my 121s is not why i am angry...it's the fact that this driver has barefaced lied by saying he knocked and got no answer...i cant stand liars... >:( >:( >:(
But he knows that in the end it would be my word against his and that really p@##es me off.....
Has anyone else had any bad experiences with this joke of a courier company...?
Anyway sorry to go on a bit but i needed to get it off my chest........
OH and it's going to be Thursday before i get my 121s
I've heard a few complaints about yodel, makes me nervous about ordering from hattons... I've not ordered anything since they've changed over (not because of yodel, just haven't seen anything i need) so i can't say if it's good or bad.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on October 25, 2011, 09:08:28 pm
Hello Fella's...........

I'm quite an easy going bloke.....try not to let things get to me too much,but tonight i am seriously
p@#$$d off.
Had my 121s on pre order at Hattons and yesterday had an email to say they were in stock and would be shipped that afternoon.
I had chosen next day AM delivery and was informed they would be delivered next day before 12 noon by Yodel.
Anyway i was up bright and early this morning 12 noon came and went....got to about 4.30 still no parcel
so i called yodel to ask where it was....."it's on the van and will be delivered today".(what happened to the AM delivery i paid for)?.....
5.30 no parcel so i go online to track the status of the parcel and there is a message saying 17.05 no answer......left a card.
Now i have literally sat by the front door all day waiting..my dog barks when anyone walks past the house and goes mad when anyone knocks...my brother and sister in law where here when he was supposed to have tried to deliver the parcel......no one has knocked and no card has been left.I call Yodel to tell them my parcel has not been delivered and they ask me for the ref no.....what ref no i ask......the ref no on the card the driver left..... ??? ??? ???
To be honest the fact that i haven't got my 121s is not why i am angry...it's the fact that this driver has barefaced lied by saying he knocked and got no answer...i cant stand liars... >:( >:( >:(
But he knows that in the end it would be my word against his and that really p@##es me off.....
Has anyone else had any bad experiences with this joke of a courier company...?
Anyway sorry to go on a bit but i needed to get it off my chest........
OH and it's going to be Thursday before i get my 121s
I've heard a few complaints about yodel, makes me nervous about ordering from hattons... I've not ordered anything since they've changed over (not because of yodel, just haven't seen anything i need) so i can't say if it's good or bad.


You can select delivery by Royal mail from Hattons, you don't have to have Yodel deliver.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on October 25, 2011, 09:11:55 pm
That's worth knowing... Thanks SymonC !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on October 25, 2011, 09:29:54 pm
Hello Fella's...........

I'm quite an easy going bloke.....try not to let things get to me too much,but tonight i am seriously
p@#$$d off.
Had my 121s on pre order at Hattons and yesterday had an email to say they were in stock and would be shipped that afternoon.
I had chosen next day AM delivery and was informed they would be delivered next day before 12 noon by Yodel.
Anyway i was up bright and early this morning 12 noon came and went....got to about 4.30 still no parcel
so i called yodel to ask where it was....."it's on the van and will be delivered today".(what happened to the AM delivery i paid for)?.....
5.30 no parcel so i go online to track the status of the parcel and there is a message saying 17.05 no answer......left a card.
Now i have literally sat by the front door all day waiting..my dog barks when anyone walks past the house and goes mad when anyone knocks...my brother and sister in law where here when he was supposed to have tried to deliver the parcel......no one has knocked and no card has been left.I call Yodel to tell them my parcel has not been delivered and they ask me for the ref no.....what ref no i ask......the ref no on the card the driver left..... ??? ??? ???
To be honest the fact that i haven't got my 121s is not why i am angry...it's the fact that this driver has barefaced lied by saying he knocked and got no answer...i cant stand liars... >:( >:( >:(
But he knows that in the end it would be my word against his and that really p@##es me off.....
Has anyone else had any bad experiences with this joke of a courier company...?
Anyway sorry to go on a bit but i needed to get it off my chest........
OH and it's going to be Thursday before i get my 121s

Easy to understand why people get cranky, all this buying on line is great but it seems many people are put off by the delivery methods.
I worked in the Post Office as a postie from 1965 to 1989 and would be very hesitant buying on line because of the things I have seen.
One minor example was  a postman who refused to take a 12inch LP record up to the door for delivery instead he leaned it against a brick wall, the people complained so next time they got a record delivered he snapped it in half and shoved it into their letterbox.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on October 25, 2011, 09:33:50 pm



You can select delivery by Royal mail from Hattons, you don't have to have Yodel deliver.


           I always choose Royal Mail delivery but for some reason there was no option for next day delivery
from Royal Mail.. just the standard delivery.Being a bit impatient and wanting my 121s the next day i went for the AM delivery......more fool me as it will now be Thursday before i get them...
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on October 25, 2011, 09:37:39 pm
The same thing with Yodel happened to me in August.

I went to track the package and it stated that a card had been left,phoned Hattons up and got Yodels number,rang them and told them the driver had been nowhere near.
They must have got in touch with the driver because he delivered it about 2 o'clock with the excuse that he was running late and couldn't get here before 12 o'clock,bet he wasn't happy when his office contacted him and he had to come back with the package anyway.

As others have said,it's probably best to choose the royal mail option,I know I will so as not to get a late Yodel delivery from their lying unreliable drivers.
Hattons are aware of the problem but probably get the cheapest rate from Yodel.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on October 25, 2011, 09:47:27 pm



Easy to understand why people get cranky, all this buying on line is great but it seems many people are put off by the delivery methods.
I worked in the Post Office as a postie from 1965 to 1989 and would be very hesitant buying on line because of the things I have seen.
One minor example was  a postman who refused to take a 12inch LP record up to the door for delivery instead he leaned it against a brick wall, the people complained so next time they got a record delivered he snapped it in half and shoved it into their letterbox.

           Usually i go to Hattons personally as i only live a 10/15 min drive away.....
but thinking that the 121s were going to fly off the shelves i decided to pre order....
the funny thing about it all is my parcel went from Hattons warehouse to Yodel in Manchester but to get to Manchester it had to go through the town where i live to get there..........
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on November 11, 2011, 02:22:18 pm
 :'( forced to stay clear of all modelling for about a week to save the 'smells/vapours etc' aggravating a heavy chest/throat infection
 Feels like I have swallowed/inhaled a bucket full of powdered glass fragments
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 11, 2011, 03:40:47 pm
:'( forced to stay clear of all modelling for about a week to save the 'smells/vapours etc' aggravating a heavy chest/throat infection
 Feels like I have swallowed/inhaled a bucket full of powdered glass fragments

Hope you feel better soon and are back modelling :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on November 11, 2011, 05:12:16 pm
Finally got round to converting my class 37 to DCC today soldering was very clean and strong even for me, put one motor side together then while doing the second

PING!


Motor brush spring goes off into oblivion that is the carpet

now waiting on 3 pairs to arrive to finish the job and keep spare,,,,

not happy with myself,,
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 11, 2011, 06:00:56 pm
I had the nominal 6mm plywood cut and delivered for my baseboard supports,not very impressed because it only measures 5mm thick and seems to be two outer layers of a thin veneer with a filler between,not what I really expected for three ply but I just ordered it without actually seeing it.

Called in this morning and ordered wood for the baseboard legs and a sheet of ply for the trackbed,when it was delivered it is a totally different ply,this one has three equal thicknesses and is more like a proper plywood.

I should never have assumed that there would be different grades from the same supplier,too late to start over now Grrrr.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on November 16, 2011, 09:27:57 am
I've had an awful migraine for about 20 hours.  Nothing is touching it.  :(  I've had to turn the brightness on my monitor right down, so I won't be reading much of the forum this morning. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on November 16, 2011, 11:09:48 am
I've had an awful migraine for about 20 hours.  Nothing is touching it.  :(  I've had to turn the brightness on my monitor right down, so I won't be reading much of the forum this morning. :thumbsdown:
Right....been there done that many many times so.........
Turn off all music, turn off your monitor or at the very least only view it through a pair of Polaroid sun glasses. (I once had to drive home from the theatre in pitch blackness wearing sunglasses as it was the only way my eyes would focus see anything)
Eat/drink nothing for 24 hours.just rest in a dark room away from all disturbance.
Start up at the end of that time very slowly and, avoid booze, cheese, chocolate for about 3 days.
Good luck
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on November 16, 2011, 11:18:04 am
Nothing worse Chris, I get one every couple of years but thankfully it eases after I have vomited, take care mate our thoughts are with you.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Rod on November 16, 2011, 12:04:27 pm
I've had an awful migraine for about 20 hours.  Nothing is touching it.  :(  I've had to turn the brightness on my monitor right down, so I won't be reading much of the forum this morning. :thumbsdown:
Have you tried naratriptan, e.g. Naramig? Knocks you out for about 12 hours but shifts the migraine.
Rod
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on November 16, 2011, 12:44:01 pm
Thanks chaps.  It's eased off a bit with Co-codamol, but I'm feeling a little dizzy.  At least the missus is keeping quiet, as I said loud noises hurt. ;) ;D

I haven't heard of Naratriptan Rod, but I'll look out for it.  It sounds powerful!  :) :sleep:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on November 16, 2011, 01:31:28 pm
I get Imigran (Sumatriptan) from my doctor. It's the only thing that will touch my migraines. Without them I'm stuck in bed for 3 days.  :( Migraleve and Diclofenac work for others.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Rod on November 16, 2011, 06:42:27 pm

I haven't heard of Naratriptan Rod, but I'll look out for it.  It sounds powerful!  :) :sleep:
I should have said naratriptan is only available on prescription to my knowledge.
Rod
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on November 16, 2011, 07:02:45 pm
Ibuprofen + paracetamol at the first sign of a bad one building. (they're safe to take together and the new branded one is basically both together but pricier). Main thing I found was changing lots of lifestyle factors (hydration, diet, blood pressure etc.) to avoid them in the first place. Gone from at least 3 days a week being out of action with killer migraines to none in the last year or so (knock on wood).
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Rod on November 16, 2011, 07:42:39 pm
Lifestyle changes certainly have a dramatic effect, I think stress is the main cause of migraines.
In my case it was stopping full-time work. It took a couple of years but then they virtually stopped altogether.
Rod
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on November 17, 2011, 11:49:07 am
How well do you sleep, and do you snore a lot? I used to get bad migraines, and also used to sleep at the drop of a hat. GP sent me for tests and found I had sleep apnia (still don't know how to spell it!). This causes me to wake up every few seconds, indicated by jerking and snorting, and means I never get any deep sleep. It is treated by having an air pump forcing air down my throat via a face mask (not as bad as it sounds), which keeps my throat open and gives me a deep sleep. Not had a migraine since. Have a word with your GP.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: polo2k on November 17, 2011, 02:52:10 pm
Chuffin NHS!

My back decided to blow a gasket back in sept so I have not been able to work since then.
Last Monday I went to a hospital appt to discuss a nerve root block procedure. It transpires that this is only to cover up the siatica, as this subsided on its own many weeks ago. As a result of this they have not cancelled the various appointments that I have been waiting for since Sept.
As a replacment for these I am being sent to a Phisio. Hadn't heard anything since last Monday so I called to check on the referral.
Good news- They have received the referral
Bad news - I have been put on a 15 week waiting list!
This means that my next appointment will be in Feb!

I have explained the situation so they are going to see if they can do anything to advance it, I dont hold out much hope.

Im sick and tired of all the pills and waiting and just want to be back to normal!!

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTv-oBjmo9FaBjnXvVfq_Q3awBH0sF8_HhF6BEZs8mdiNXDak4EWA)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 17, 2011, 03:00:09 pm
You have my sympathy as last year my back blew and I could hardly walk. Luckily my company paid for me to visit a chiropractor/physio who really enjoyed bending me like a hair grip and listening to me scream. It did the trick but every now and then I just feel like it will go again. I really am careful now, especially about letting the cold get to my back
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 17, 2011, 04:21:04 pm
This is the kind of thing that really annoys me

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5665

Network Rail apparently wanting to demolish a piece of historic architecture in case some hypothetical terrorists come along and do it first.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on November 17, 2011, 05:19:21 pm
Outrageous!  Why don't they just shut the road off and save the building if they're that worried.  I'm sure it's not on the top 100 terrorism hitlist anyway. ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Rod on November 17, 2011, 07:20:19 pm
How well do you sleep, and do you snore a lot? I used to get bad migraines, and also used to sleep at the drop of a hat. GP sent me for tests and found I had sleep apnia (still don't know how to spell it!). This causes me to wake up every few seconds, indicated by jerking and snorting, and means I never get any deep sleep. It is treated by having an air pump forcing air down my throat via a face mask (not as bad as it sounds), which keeps my throat open and gives me a deep sleep. Not had a migraine since. Have a word with your GP.
Grinding or clenching your teeth is also a frequent cause of migraines. Many people do it in their sleep, my wife has a sort of gumshield to stop her doing it. You may think you don't grind your teeth but it's surprising, when you try and notice, how often you can catch yourself doing it.
Rod
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on November 17, 2011, 08:28:12 pm
You have my sympathy as last year my back blew and I could hardly walk. Luckily my company paid for me to visit a chiropractor/physio who really enjoyed bending me like a hair grip and listening to me scream. It did the trick but every now and then I just feel like it will go again. I really am careful now, especially about letting the cold get to my back

After 20+ years of back problems I finally had a disc removed last year, I no longer have spasm in my back which fold me in half for 2 weeks at a time but the nerve damage resulting from the rupture has left me with constant pain in my left buttock, calf and ankle, I also get severe cramps in my left leg now.  But at least my back is better  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on November 17, 2011, 08:50:18 pm
I think we need to set up a new thread - the Sickie thread!

I had an aggressive tumour removed from my thyroid in May, followed by the rest of the thyroid and associated "giblets" in June, and was meant to have radioactive iodine treatment in August to kill of any residual cancer. They were unable to give the treatment as my iodine levels were too high (should have been virtually zero to encourage take up of the high dose treatment). Went back a month later - just the same. Finally had CT and ultrasound scans last month and revealed that a small bit of thyroid was still there. I must now have this remnant removed but they cannot make up their minds if the hospital that did the original op should do it, or the cancer hospital. My GP thinks it will be listed as non-urgent, so will probably be done at the back end of next year, knowing my luck. Only when it is removed and the iodine levels are low, can I have the treatment. Hopefully this will not allow the cancer to come back.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 17, 2011, 09:10:22 pm
Blimey Kipper - you've been through the mill a bit! Makes me feel so lucky to have reasonable health. Good luck :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on November 17, 2011, 09:15:04 pm
People who complain about Yodel!!
I have only been working there for a week and already I am getting all this grief!

Donkey
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 17, 2011, 09:19:38 pm
Chuffin NHS!


This means that my next appointment will be in Feb!

I have explained the situation so they are going to see if they can do anything to advance it, I dont hold out much hope.

Im sick and tired of all the pills and waiting and just want to be back to normal!!


Your GP can give you nine free sessions with a Chiropracter every year,might be worth pursuing this and discuss it with the chiropracter.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on November 17, 2011, 09:40:52 pm
People who complain about Yodel!!
I have only been working there for a week and already I am getting all this grief!

Donkey

Well ya won't be deliverin a parcel to me   ;) ;D........wouldn't touch em with a bargepole...... :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on November 17, 2011, 09:52:43 pm
People who complain about Yodel!!
I have only been working there for a week and already I am getting all this grief!

Donkey

Downside of working for a company that renamed itself because it was so  :censored: awful nobody wanted to use them. All you can do is grin and bear it and keep the quality of service as high as you can until people stop complaining because it's become a good service. Unfortunately you're stuck with all the dipsticks running things there, but as long as you're good at your job, there's a faint chance things will improve.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on November 18, 2011, 09:23:41 am
Trying my best guys and if I am delivering any parcels from Hattons, Rails, Bromsgrove etc I gaurantee an extra good service lol  :NGaugersRule:

Donkey  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on November 18, 2011, 11:03:08 am
Trying my best guys and if I am delivering any parcels from Hattons, Rails, Bromsgrove etc I gaurantee an extra good service lol  :NGaugersRule:

Donkey  :smiley-laughing:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


You are obviously one of the good guys at Yodel......
My experience (on more than one occasion) was of barefaced liars who said they tried to deliver a parcel
when they had been nowhere near.
The only way they can repair their reputation is employing more people with your attitude...so good on ya :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on November 18, 2011, 11:21:12 am
People who make stupid social networking messages about children in need slandering its name with blatantly racist views,

makes my blood boil, it's bad enough with racist views about comic relief but with a charity that strives to help underprivilaged children and those seriously ill or dissabled,,,, ive had to put right a few friends, the rest who werent that important got deleted,,,,,
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tadpole on November 20, 2011, 11:54:20 am
Mentioning no names (why not? Ed.), but why does a certain N-gauge transfer/decal manufacturer do a sheet of transfers of BR double arrow logos, clearly advertised as 2mm/N-gauge, yet only the very smallest sized ones are any use to an N-gauger. The second smallest size might, just might, be OK for a "large-logo" blue livery loco, like this....

 :Class37:

....but the rest are utterly enormous.

I now have hundreds of huge number of big logos, which I will now put on eBay as being suitable for OO gauge.

Here endeth the rant.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: spurno on November 20, 2011, 09:41:18 pm
Chuffin NHS!

My back decided to blow a gasket back in sept so I have not been able to work since then.
Last Monday I went to a hospital appt to discuss a nerve root block procedure. It transpires that this is only to cover up the siatica, as this subsided on its own many weeks ago. As a result of this they have not cancelled the various appointments that I have been waiting for since Sept.
As a replacment for these I am being sent to a Phisio. Hadn't heard anything since last Monday so I called to check on the referral.
Good news- They have received the referral
Bad news - I have been put on a 15 week waiting list!
This means that my next appointment will be in Feb!

I have explained the situation so they are going to see if they can do anything to advance it, I dont hold out much hope.

Im sick and tired of all the pills and waiting and just want to be back to normal!!

([url]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTv-oBjmo9FaBjnXvVfq_Q3awBH0sF8_HhF6BEZs8mdiNXDak4EWA[/url])
hi,i do sympathise,i suffer with sciatica myself and the only thing that helped me was acupuncture which your doctor can prescribe.my own personal view on physio is that it's the biggest waste of space on this planet,it's never done me any good and i've had a bad back for over thirty years.good luck with yours.

cheers

alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 21, 2011, 07:17:40 am

 hi,i do sympathise,i suffer with sciatica myself and the only thing that helped me was acupuncture which your doctor can prescribe.my own personal view on physio is that it's the biggest waste of space on this planet,it's never done me any good and i've had a bad back for over thirty years.good luck with yours.

cheers

alan

Totally agree about physio being a waste of time,the times I've been all that seems to happen is that you have a chat to them,they take some notes and perhaps give you some exercises to do.

I recently had a hip replacement and was told by the physio department that I had to attend for physio.Some notes were taken and I was shown a few exercises which I'd already been shown in hospital and was told to go again if I wanted to,so any ongoing physio didn't really matter after all.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on November 21, 2011, 10:38:43 pm
Why is it that the item of stock you've been searching for always becomes available just when you don't have the money to buy it. But when you do have the money, you can't find it for love 'nor money.

Regards

Neal
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: R M Williams on November 21, 2011, 10:49:05 pm
It's a conspiracy.  Even paranoids have enemies.


Why is it that the item of stock you've been searching for always becomes available just when you don't have the money to buy it. But when you do have the money, you can't find it for love 'nor money.

Regards

Neal
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on November 22, 2011, 10:51:08 am
It's a conspiracy.  Even paranoids have enemies.


Why is it that the item of stock you've been searching for always becomes available just when you don't have the money to buy it. But when you do have the money, you can't find it for love 'nor money.

Regards

Neal

For the same reason that almost everything I have bought in the past as a kit or by minitrix has been replaced by a superior version that I can no longer afford !.

Q1, 9F, Brittania, Stove R, gresley coaches and I hear my WD 2-8-0 is about to be produced and I haven't even started making it yet.
And I thought I had pre-ordered one of the smiley faced 121 Bunbble cars , seems not and now all gone ! Still its BEER o'clock here so cheers !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on November 23, 2011, 08:39:02 pm
...................... Don't think I will use the portable hoover tho', tis great for most jobs but a Dyson on a train board - no way.
  :thumbsdown: Noooooooo Dysons arnt 'Hoovers' their vacuum cleaners just like all the other 'non Hoover' vacuum cleaners.
Hoover do produce vacuum cleaners under the brand name 'Hoover' whilst 'Dysons, produce vacuum cleaners under the brand name  'Dyson'
My 'jeep' is a 'Suzuki 4X4' not a gas guzling US made 'Jeep'
The ball point pen your fiddling with is a 'Bic' ball pen not a quality branded 'Biro'
(think I better go and sit in a dark quiet corner for an hour or so before I go off on any more examples)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on November 23, 2011, 08:49:44 pm
 :smiley-laughing:  I had a full blown argument with a mate of mine who works for Currys and who sells hoovers!   :P  In the UK it is perfectly acceptable to say hoover or vacuum when talking about vacuum cleaners in general, but obviously, if you mean the brand Hoover, then it has a capital.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on November 23, 2011, 09:42:21 pm
I refuse to fall for Hoovers advertising spiel. I always call a vacuum cleaner a vacuum cleaner. What other words have a double U?  :) Don't think I've ever owned a J. Edgar anyway.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 23, 2011, 09:46:17 pm
"We await the Windows 7 vacuum cleaner - it'll be the first Microsoft product that doesn't suck"



Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 23, 2011, 09:47:48 pm
Why is it that when using Google and trying to find a supplier of virtually any commodity, an awful lot of the sites give you loads of information...........but no prices ? :thumbsdown:

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: GrahamB on November 23, 2011, 10:07:08 pm
Chuffin NHS!

My back decided to blow a gasket back in sept so I have not been able to work since then.
Last Monday I went to a hospital appt to discuss a nerve root block procedure. It transpires that this is only to cover up the siatica, as this subsided on its own many weeks ago. As a result of this they have not cancelled the various appointments that I have been waiting for since Sept.
As a replacment for these I am being sent to a Phisio. Hadn't heard anything since last Monday so I called to check on the referral.
Good news- They have received the referral
Bad news - I have been put on a 15 week waiting list!
This means that my next appointment will be in Feb!

I have explained the situation so they are going to see if they can do anything to advance it, I dont hold out much hope.

Im sick and tired of all the pills and waiting and just want to be back to normal!!

([url]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTv-oBjmo9FaBjnXvVfq_Q3awBH0sF8_HhF6BEZs8mdiNXDak4EWA[/url])
hi,i do sympathise,i suffer with sciatica myself and the only thing that helped me was acupuncture which your doctor can prescribe.my own personal view on physio is that it's the biggest waste of space on this planet,it's never done me any good and i've had a bad back for over thirty years.good luck with yours.

cheers

alan
I slipped a disk.

Hold out for an MRI scan. It's the only way they can tell what's going on.
The further the sciatica is down your leg, the worse the problem is.
Steer clear of Tramadol. I was on eight tablets a day for six months and became addicted. Getting off it was hell and while I don't condone recreational drug taking, I have a new appreciation of what recovering drug addicts go through.
Physio does work but it depends how bad the damage is. When my Physio saw my MRI scan he simply said he couldn't do anything until the disk was removed. It was removed and he got me working again. I now have a new lease of life.
Finally, consider going private. I did simply because I'd lose more in wages (and pain) by waiting for the NHS. So far as they were concerned I was an emergency and would still have to wait six months plus!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 23, 2011, 10:18:28 pm
"We await the Windows 7 vacuum cleaner - it'll be the first Microsoft product that doesn't suck"

Grrrrrrrrr.......windoze 7. :'(

It's like trying to learn Chinese as far as I'm concerned.I'll stick with XP thank you very much.
My wife recently bought a laptop and of course it's got Windows 7 installed.I've never done as much swearing in my life as I do trying to use and find anything in the damn thing.Of course my wife doesn't like this and is not really getting on with learning to use a PC because I'm finding it frustratingly hard to use it myself.

Trying to find anything in control panel amongst about a hundred different named programs is a nightmare,not only that,but Microsoft seem to want to make decisions for me,put the pointer anywhere near a program name or icon whilst trying to read through the list and the dam thing opens a new window that I don't want.When I actually put the pointer over something I do want I end up having to click on it to get it to open. :thumbsdown:

Where's the uninstall programs ? Eventually I found it inside another program but haven't found it since and had to do a search for it when I needed it.
It just seems really hard work to get the program I want without all these new windows popping up which have to be closed each time.There just seems so much stuff in there that the average user will never use.

Anyway,I took the laptop in today to see if the chap at the computer shop can install XP on it,I really hope so.

Will I be buying the new Windows 8, yes.....but not before hell freezes over and someone leaves me Buckingham Palace in their will.

Some people will obviously fair better than me in using Windows 7

Allan


Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: polo2k on November 24, 2011, 02:00:43 pm
Chuffin NHS!

My back decided to blow a gasket back in sept so I have not been able to work since then.
Last Monday I went to a hospital appt to discuss a nerve root block procedure. It transpires that this is only to cover up the siatica, as this subsided on its own many weeks ago. As a result of this they have not cancelled the various appointments that I have been waiting for since Sept.
As a replacment for these I am being sent to a Phisio. Hadn't heard anything since last Monday so I called to check on the referral.
Good news- They have received the referral
Bad news - I have been put on a 15 week waiting list!
This means that my next appointment will be in Feb!

I have explained the situation so they are going to see if they can do anything to advance it, I dont hold out much hope.

Im sick and tired of all the pills and waiting and just want to be back to normal!!

([url]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTv-oBjmo9FaBjnXvVfq_Q3awBH0sF8_HhF6BEZs8mdiNXDak4EWA[/url])
hi,i do sympathise,i suffer with sciatica myself and the only thing that helped me was acupuncture which your doctor can prescribe.my own personal view on physio is that it's the biggest waste of space on this planet,it's never done me any good and i've had a bad back for over thirty years.good luck with yours.

cheers

alan
I slipped a disk.

Hold out for an MRI scan. It's the only way they can tell what's going on.
The further the sciatica is down your leg, the worse the problem is.
Steer clear of Tramadol. I was on eight tablets a day for six months and became addicted. Getting off it was hell and while I don't condone recreational drug taking, I have a new appreciation of what recovering drug addicts go through.
Physio does work but it depends how bad the damage is. When my Physio saw my MRI scan he simply said he couldn't do anything until the disk was removed. It was removed and he got me working again. I now have a new lease of life.
Finally, consider going private. I did simply because I'd lose more in wages (and pain) by waiting for the NHS. So far as they were concerned I was an emergency and would still have to wait six months plus!

Well, I broke my usual calm persona and jumped up and down a little (not phisically of course!) and ive got an appt on Monday now.
I had the CT scan a while ago, the result from that was to get the nerve blocker (to stop the siatica (extending into my foot)). at the same time they were talking about operating, however when the consultant kyboshed the nerve blocker, he appears to have axed the operation too, but he left the room so fast I didnt get a chance to talk to him about it.
Months ago my chiropracter was too concerned to do much apart from a shoulder massage so im expecting a similar experiance to you. Im trying not to contemplate private treatment until I actually know what will work as at the moment I have been getting 3 months of being passed pillar to post!
I feel your pain with the tramadol. Currently on 2 every 4 hrs. plus diclofenic and this week my doc has added another pill to lessen the chances of an ulcer caused by the medication. Im a bit concerned about the addictive side of these painkillers too, he mentioned using oramorph at one point, but I declined for exactly that reason.

fingers crossed itll be on the mend soon!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 24, 2011, 02:43:42 pm
"We await the Windows 7 vacuum cleaner - it'll be the first Microsoft product that doesn't suck"


Nice one, EP :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: GrahamB on November 24, 2011, 03:29:10 pm
Well, I broke my usual calm persona and jumped up and down a little (not phisically of course!) and ive got an appt on Monday now.
I had the CT scan a while ago, the result from that was to get the nerve blocker (to stop the siatica (extending into my foot)). at the same time they were talking about operating, however when the consultant kyboshed the nerve blocker, he appears to have axed the operation too, but he left the room so fast I didnt get a chance to talk to him about it.
Months ago my chiropracter was too concerned to do much apart from a shoulder massage so im expecting a similar experiance to you. Im trying not to contemplate private treatment until I actually know what will work as at the moment I have been getting 3 months of being passed pillar to post!
I feel your pain with the tramadol. Currently on 2 every 4 hrs. plus diclofenic and this week my doc has added another pill to lessen the chances of an ulcer caused by the medication. Im a bit concerned about the addictive side of these painkillers too, he mentioned using oramorph at one point, but I declined for exactly that reason.

fingers crossed itll be on the mend soon!
It can't go much further than your foot (Well, big toe). Sounds like you need a discectomy like I had. UK docs say Tramadol not that bad. US forums are calling for it to be listed.

What you can do is pay for a private consultation and then go onto the NHS waiting list. It will probably cost a couple of hundred pounds and you get a proper relaxed and thorough consultaion (Well, I did). It's queue jumping, but what the hell.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on November 26, 2011, 10:12:35 am
Bloomin' Railmatch paints!  The primer never dries properly when I've painted it on my models - despite vigerous mixing AND when I haven't used the paints for ages I just can't get the lids off of some of the jars without the lids cracking or breaking them. >:(  I much prefer the tins of Phoenix paints, although I can't complain about the quality of the paints themselves, superb!.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on November 26, 2011, 10:41:45 am
Finally ditched PCs earlier in the year (the final straw was weeks of problems with Windows 7 service pack) and moved to Macs which was expensive. But the ease of using the Macs particularly things working first time, upgrades working, backups working, intuitive interface etc and suddenly I had a smiley face instead of miserable face. I had reclaimed hours, if not days, of time that would have been spent with Windows. And their 'Office' equivalent is much cheaper and, IMHO, better to use. And now we have Apple iCloud which is superb for keeping the calendars and contacts up to date on all of my Apple devices - as well as holding a limited number of documents. Double smiley face!!

But the most of the rest of the world uses Microsoft. Was sent a Powerpoint presentation (.potx) file that Mac Keynote would't open and the sender of the presentation was now on leave. So had to go back to MS Office via Parallels to open it. All of the old frustrations came back, Windows told me my copy of Windows 7 wasn't genuine (which it is) etc, etc etc. Hours of time lost, miserable face came back - is there no escape from Microsoft?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 26, 2011, 10:54:28 am
Hours of time lost, miserable face came back - is there no escape from Microsoft?

Resistance is futile - you will be assimilated :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on November 26, 2011, 10:59:33 am
I thought Macs are what you wear to keep the rain off !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on November 26, 2011, 11:18:58 am
I thought Macs are what you wear to keep the rain off !

I thought it was that place that sold dodgy hamburgers.... ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 26, 2011, 11:28:33 am
Finally ditched PCs earlier in the year (the final straw was weeks of problems with Windows 7 service pack) and moved to Macs which was expensive. But the ease of using the Macs particularly things working first time, upgrades working, backups working, intuitive interface etc and suddenly I had a smiley face instead of miserable face.
 
 - is there no escape from Microsoft?


Hi Pendy,

I've got totally frustrated and angry with trying to use windows 7 on my wife's laptop so I took it in to get Windows XP put on it.
After reading your post it got me thinking,I phoned the computer shop up and the lap top has not been put on XP .The chap there in charge said he will do a part exchange and is getting me some prices for a Mac laptop on Monday.

I'll continue with XP on my PC,but when the time comes I could well get a Mac instead.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on November 26, 2011, 11:47:20 am
I buy my stuff from the on-line Apple refurbished store saving lumps of money although it might not be the very latest spec. The stuff looks as good as new and is covered by warranty - so far I have not had any issues, just counted the savings! The other saving is that I am running a free virus checker as Macs are not as susceptible (at the moment).

Some people have gone over to Linux which you can run on a PC and have had good results - Ubuntu is free to download.

It would be worth checking what ports you need with your laptop. Macs do not have very many (and the Macbook Airs are wireless only) but you can get display adapters from Amazon etc.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 26, 2011, 12:23:25 pm
Both my wife and myself are over the pension age and she decided she wanted to get with it and have a laptop.

As any new user,she often needs help and I can't do it with the horrible Windows7 GUI. so something needs to happen.All she wants basically is to get on the web and send emails,but everything seems such hard work in Windows7.

I wanted to uninstall a program and had to type uninstall in the search to find it...that's progress huh.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on November 26, 2011, 12:31:31 pm
If all she wants is Web and e mails then get an iPad. My 83 year old Mum took over my iPad last year. She has never used a computer before but loves the iPad and spends hours on it. She has severe arthritis in her hands but can use the touch screen ok. I bought her a stylus and that improved things for her further - particularly clicking on links in small fonts.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 26, 2011, 01:15:25 pm
But the most of the rest of the world uses Microsoft. Was sent a Powerpoint presentation (.potx) file that Mac Keynote would't open and the sender of the presentation was now on leave.

Openoffice/Libreoffice is your friend.

I have to admit my non work computer is rapidly becoming my Android phone however.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on November 28, 2011, 10:48:41 am
I preordered a 4-CEP on the 23rd at Lendons, thinking that they hadn't updated the webpage.  I emailed yesterday and they replied today (very impressed!) to say that all of the first batch have been sent out to customers and I'd have to wait until the next batch arrive - date unknown!  Doh!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: H on November 28, 2011, 11:17:55 am
I've tried Macs on several occassions and have never found them particularly intuitive. AFAIC Apple stuff is a triumph of style over function; great if you want to look flash, but poor when it comes to hard use. itunes is a great example; it's so quirky and difficult to use. As another example I've got two sisters with iphones who both say that the extras (music, texting, web browsing, etc) are great, but when it comes to being used as a phone the functionality is very poor; poor quality sound, noise, connectivity, often drop out mid conversation, etc. And that certainly seems the case when they ring me.

But I guess it's horses for courses; for a bit of up-market, one upmanship techno-bling, Apple gear certainly catches the eye. As I said, a triumph of fashion over function. ;D

H.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: red_death on November 28, 2011, 11:48:17 am
What are you all doing with Windows 7 to make it so much more hard work?  ???

I am really surprised as I find W7 much nicer and easier to use than XP...hardly surprising given that some parts of the GUI appear to have been "borrowed" from OSX (and other interfaces).

Apple stuff is nice, but at a very high price in terms of cost and flexibility (both of hardware and software).
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 28, 2011, 12:37:40 pm
What are you all doing with Windows 7 to make it so much more hard work?  ???


That's my point,I'm not doing anything with it because it's such hard work.
It constantly opens a new window and hides what I'm trying to look at,when I do want to look at anything I have to actually click on it instead.
The control panel is a mess and I have to type in what I'm looking for.

If I'd found it intuitive to use I wouldn't even have thought about a Mac, and certainly not for a bit of up-market, one upmanship techno-bling as H put it,neither am I interested in what Apple phones are like.

I went from an Amiga to Windows Millenium without any problems,then I went to XP without any problems but Windows 7 is just a lot of frustration,anger and swearing for me.

Anyway,I'll know one way or the other when the Mac arrives.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on November 28, 2011, 12:57:11 pm
I used to really like Windows 7 but it was Service Pack 1 that was the final straw - kept getting stuck when downloading, and blowing my download limit. So purchased CD from Microsoft, then it told me my copy of Windows 7 was not genuine (which it was), then had issues with internet, couldn't uninstall it etc, etc. Lucky I had a macbook air so I could find out what was going on as I didn't know if these issues were caused by virus. I was an IT Manager at the time and even our technical experts could not work out what was going on as all of the instructions had been followed to the letter.

Since going over to Macs totally, I have found that a whole load of stress in my life has disappeared. The are more expensive, but the resale value is higher than PCs and the Apple iWorks 'office' software is cheaper. Plus it boots up more quickly, is 'greener', and the screen is easier to use on the train. I spent a small amount of familiarisation time with it but the apple support forums are very good. i have kept a version of MS Office that I can use with Parallels that emulates a PC. I hardly ever use it now as I am well used to the Apple software.

H, accept that they look good and they may not be everyone's cup of tea (the keyboard layout is slightly different for example) and the ports are more limited so probably best to test one before purchasing. Only downside is that Anyrail is not compatible.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on November 28, 2011, 01:10:13 pm

I went from an Amiga to Windows Millenium without any problems . . .

Anyway,I'll know one way or the other when the Mac arrives.

Allan

If you need any help with the Mac, then let me know. I used to have an Atari ST and find that the Mac reminds me of the trouble free computing of those days. If you want a retro game, there is a cracking version of Elite, called Oolite.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: red_death on November 28, 2011, 01:26:10 pm
That's my point,I'm not doing anything with it because it's such hard work.
It constantly opens a new window and hides what I'm trying to look at,when I do want to look at anything I have to actually click on it instead.
The control panel is a mess and I have to type in what I'm looking for.


Now you have really lost me! What constantly opens a new window when you are trying to do things? Are you talking about your internet browser or something else?  It sounds like some of your settings are out of kilter to what you want, but that should be easy to change back.

The control panel is different to XP, but I certainly wouldn't call it a mess - just a different way of doing things. I actually think the control panel is more intuitive now than it used to be.

The are more expensive, but the resale value is higher than PCs and the Apple iWorks 'office' software is cheaper. Plus it boots up more quickly, is 'greener'

As Alan says - Open/Libre Office is even cheaper still ;-)
Linux on an SSD boots up very quickly as well!
Plus I wouldn't be so sure about Apple being greener - a few years ago they were one of the worst and still lag behind others: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/cool-it/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on November 28, 2011, 01:41:42 pm
I ordered a £50 bottle of SWMBO favourite perfume on the 17th and paid another £5 for postage - still not arrived, so I phoned them, the order wasn't picked & packed until the 22nd, posted on the 23rd and should be with me tomorrow.  What the hell am I paying £5 for, flipping pigeon post  >:(

Good job I ordered it well before Christmas, think I will get all my Chrimbo shopping done this week just in case.
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Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on November 28, 2011, 02:25:34 pm
Since going over to Macs totally, I have found that a whole load of stress in my life has disappeared.
Plus it boots up more quickly
I spent a small amount of familiarisation time with it but the apple support forums are very good.
i have kept a version of MS Office that I can use with Parallels that emulates a PC. I hardly ever use it now as I am well used to the Apple software.

I got (very, very) annoyed when two PCs I bought wouldn't run with ONLY windows and internet explorer running (both were fast gaming machines, cannot imagine that they would have coped with Halo or Call of Duty).  Gave up on Windows and got a Mac.  Totally agree that the stress of Windows has gone and I do not miss it one bit.  You buy an expensive bit of kit, you don't expect it to be that much hard work.  The Mac is more expensive but it is a joy to use.  My Mac hasn't crashed once in two years.
Very quick to get to grips with the differences too.
I did install Parallels so I could use my train control software, but Parallels didn't let it load, so uninstalled it.
Sadly, I can't be Windows free so my laptop now runs my trains.  I don't do anything with it except that.  I don't update it, I don't connect to the internet to get virus infections.

I would recommend a Mac to anyone who can afford the extra outlay.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 28, 2011, 02:40:13 pm
Sadly, I can't be Windows free so my laptop now runs my trains. 

JMRI will run on Macintoys as well as Linux and Windows so depending what sort of control set up you have that may do the trick. Also lets you use Android and iPhones as radio throttles!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 28, 2011, 02:49:13 pm

Now you have really lost me! What constantly opens a new window when you are trying to do things? Are you talking about your internet browser or something else?  It sounds like some of your settings are out of kilter to what you want, but that should be easy to change back.

The control panel is different to XP, but I certainly wouldn't call it a mess - just a different way of doing things. I actually think the control panel is more intuitive now than it used to be.


Yes it's certainly a different way of doing things.

The control panel was one of the programs that kept opening a new window in my face whenever the pointer hovered near something as I was trying to read through about a hundred text descriptions,by the time I'd closed the window I had to start all over again being extremely careful not to move the mouse pointer.

Had to use the search function and type in uninstall to even find the uninstall software option...not what I'd call intuitive in any way.
If some of the settings were out of kilter as you suggest,the laptop came with them installed like that,I never got into it enough to try and alter anything.

Anyway,the Macs are ordered.The helpline number is a freephone number and I was put through to the call centre in America at no charge,also got a discount.

All being well I'll be a Mac and Windows XP user by Wednesday.

Allan

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on November 28, 2011, 03:00:52 pm
Sadly, I can't be Windows free so my laptop now runs my trains. 
JMRI will run on Macintoys as well as Linux and Windows so depending what sort of control set up you have that may do the trick. Also lets you use Android and iPhones as radio throttles!

That sounds very cool indeed.  An iPhone throttle would be neat.  I am pretty much complete with installation of my CTI stuff and their software doesn't run on a Mac (as far as I know still doesn't) so I think moving to JMRI might not be feasible now.  It sounds interesting though and I might just look at it out of interest to see how it works and what it can do (it looks like it can do anything).
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: red_death on November 28, 2011, 03:10:07 pm
The control panel was one of the programs that kept opening a new window in my face whenever the pointer hovered near something as I was trying to read through about a hundred text descriptions,by the time I'd closed the window I had to start all over again being extremely careful not to move the mouse pointer.

That sounds very strange - I am using W7 control panel at the moment and no new windows open at all when I hover over things. I get a new window when I click on some items.

Had to use the search function and type in uninstall to even find the uninstall software option...not what I'd call intuitive in any way.
If some of the settings were out of kilter as you suggest,the laptop came with them installed like that,I never got into it enough to try and alter anything.

Now you have me stumped - I open up the Control Panel and I have a category called Programs, with a link underneath to Uninstall a program. Click on that and it opens up the familiar (from XP) list of installed software. I then pick what I want to uninstall.

I wouldn't go back to XP from W7 in a million years.  Now Office 2007/10 I would gladly consign to a dust bin....but that is another story!

JMRI + Withrottle or Android version is very neat. 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on November 28, 2011, 03:53:11 pm
Just touched my front door to see if the paint was dry. It wasn't.  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on November 28, 2011, 03:54:16 pm

Plus I wouldn't be so sure about Apple being greener - a few years ago they were one of the worst and still lag behind others: [url]http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/cool-it/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/[/url]


take everything greenpeace says with a serious pinch of salt. They're not an environmental group any more, just a money raising group. Every year they publish these lists targeting whichever company they think will pay them the most to bump them up the rankings (or add a greenpeace logo to their brochures) and Apple called their bluff by totally ignoring them :) Cue a year of greenpeace trying to slag Apple off in the press and Apple simply pointing out that all their products are far more green in terms of being made entirely of recyclable materials with no bromides etc. that the others have been using and have been for years, they just don't bother filling in greenpeace's 'reports'.

My money goes to Sea Shepherd anyway, they actually save whales rather than raising money while pretending to ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on November 28, 2011, 04:06:20 pm
Just touched my front door to see if the paint was dry. It wasn't.  >:(

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: red_death on November 28, 2011, 04:12:01 pm
take everything greenpeace says with a serious pinch of salt. They're not an environmental group any more, just a money raising group. <snip> they just don't bother filling in greenpeace's 'reports'.

Oh I do take with a large pinch of salt what any of the "green" groups say, though I think there was more than an element of truth in what GP were saying on this one.  Any large scale campaigning organisation costs alot of money - I think you could throw that accusation at many campaigning groups. but I am not sure it really helps get anyone anywhere.

The green electronics reports was also based on information disclosed by manufacturers (either product information or environmental/safety reports) - if a manufacturer can not be bothered to disclose what hazardous components may or may not be in their products then forgive me for being sceptical for not believing their marketing!  I don't doubt that Apple are much better (both in production and communications) now.

My money goes to Sea Shepherd anyway, they actually save whales rather than raising money while pretending to ;)

And on that note we will definitely have to agree to disagree...
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on November 28, 2011, 04:24:57 pm
What's the repair status on Apple computers? Do you still have them to an Apple dealer? If my PC goes wrong, or I want to upgrade it, I can pick up spare parts very easily.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on November 28, 2011, 04:47:00 pm
Just touched my front door to see if the paint was dry. It wasn't.  >:(

 :smiley-laughing:

Bummer.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on November 28, 2011, 04:51:29 pm
take everything greenpeace says with a serious pinch of salt. They're not an environmental group any more, just a money raising group. <snip> they just don't bother filling in greenpeace's 'reports'.

Oh I do take with a large pinch of salt what any of the "green" groups say, though I think there was more than an element of truth in what GP were saying on this one.  Any large scale campaigning organisation costs alot of money - I think you could throw that accusation at many campaigning groups. but I am not sure it really helps get anyone anywhere.

The green electronics reports was also based on information disclosed by manufacturers (either product information or environmental/safety reports) - if a manufacturer can not be bothered to disclose what hazardous components may or may not be in their products then forgive me for being sceptical for not believing their marketing!  I don't doubt that Apple are much better (both in production and communications) now.

My money goes to Sea Shepherd anyway, they actually save whales rather than raising money while pretending to ;)

And on that note we will definitely have to agree to disagree...

Apple's not beholden to Greenpeace, just to their customers. So rather than waste time with a survey that focussed on components that Apple didn't use and out of date practices, they just got on with making better products and waiting for the other manufacturers to keep on trying to copy them.

Greenpeace has done *nothing* in the last half decade to save whales. In fact they've been trying to prevent Sea Shepherd from doing just that by helping the Japanese government and even publicly eating whale meat. They even have their chuggers out in the street collecting money under false pretences by showing photos of Sea Shepherd ships stopping illegal whalers and pretending they're Greenpeace ships when Greenpeace hasn't sent a ship to the Antarctic (or any other illegal fishing or whaling operation) since 2006.

(Greenpeace did illegally blockage a Mediterranean fishing port this year, managing to set back the legal anti poaching of bluefin tuna campaign by aggravating legitimate fishermen) and they have spent $30 million on a publicity yacht though.


As far as Apple repair's concerned, you call Applecare if it's under warranty for free repairs (either take it into a local Apple store if you have one nearby or they'll send someone out) or for user servicable parts such as hard drives and RAM, just swap them out yourself.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on November 28, 2011, 04:51:54 pm
It's alright for you lot to larf. Your mouse wheel finger isn't dark blue!  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on November 28, 2011, 04:58:02 pm
"user servicable parts such as hard drives and RAM" Q. Can I upgrade my MacBook Air Ram from 2G to 4G after I purchase 2G Ram ? "A. No. That computer's RAM is soldered to the motherboard and not upgradable."
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: red_death on November 28, 2011, 05:09:42 pm
Apple's not beholden to Greenpeace, just to their customers. So rather than waste time with a survey that focussed on components that Apple didn't use and out of date practices, they just got on with making better products and waiting for the other manufacturers to keep on trying to copy them.

Did you actually read what I wrote (or any of the GP material)? Why keep banging on about surveys?  When GP started their campaign on consumer electricals Apple's products contained exactly some of the chemicals that you are saying they didn't eg Brominated Flame Retardants etc.  On that Apple were distinctly behind others...

Greenpeace has done *nothing* in the last half decade to save whales.

Which rather misses the whole point - direct intervention in the hunting process is not the only way to save whales.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 28, 2011, 05:22:51 pm
Come on, guys. Take a deep breath/time out or whatever and reduce the heat level please. Debates can be good wholesome fun but let's not let it get personal.
SECONDS AWAY - ROUND 2!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: red_death on November 28, 2011, 05:24:25 pm
Apologies Newportnobby - getting too carried away with the angry theme  ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on November 28, 2011, 05:44:00 pm
It's alright for you lot to larf. Your mouse wheel finger isn't dark blue!  >:(

And I don't have fingerprints all over my front door! ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on November 28, 2011, 05:45:58 pm
"user servicable parts such as hard drives and RAM" Q. Can I upgrade my MacBook Air Ram from 2G to 4G after I purchase 2G Ram ? "A. No. That computer's RAM is soldered to the motherboard and not upgradable."


true, but you don't buy a Mac Book Air to upgrade the RAM later, you buy it because it's the lightest and cheapest full laptop available (the RAM's soldered onto the motherboard to make it smaller and more reliable). If you want a Mac laptop you can upgrade the RAM on, or with a big hard drive, you buy a MacBook Pro. If you want a computer you build yourself, then you're not an Apple customer.

As for Greenpeace's Apple report, they put Apple to the top of their list a year or so later when Apple put the full details on their website. The brominates etc. were only in the older screens and such that Apple phased out years ago and Greenpeace didn't consider any factors such as Macs staying in active use for up to 10 years vs a year or so before a typical PC gets dumped.

So far Greenpeace's 'be nice' approach has only encouraged the illegal whaling fleet to carry on, despite having a huge stock of unsold whalemeat in warehouses and talking up Sea Shepherd as 'terrorists' when they're a charitable non violent organisation (with no record of arrest or conviction, which Greenpeace can't claim) whose ships are welcome in ports around the world, while the whaling ships are banned outside of Japan.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on November 28, 2011, 07:06:06 pm
Take the Greenpeace discussion to PM's or elsewhere please lads if you want to continue it.  Thank you
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on November 28, 2011, 08:10:07 pm
I'd like to let off some steam about:
http://www.raymansfieldmodelrailways.com  :thumbsdown:

I bought something from them on Tuesday and didn't get any word from them to say the purchase had gone through/been accepted/been shipped - nothing. I left it until today to email them to ask whether it had gone through and if so where it was. I got a very short email with no greeting or signature saying that it had been posted and he'd send me the tracking no. later. I thought it was a touch rude. He just phoned me and got stroppy that in my email I'd quoted my billing not shipping address and abbruptly told me that it had arrived today. He said "if I sent out confirmation emails for every purchase I'd get no work done!" Can you believe that? Confirmation email ARE work, it's standard internet practice, what 'company' doesn't send out an email saying they've shipped/you've bought something AND then be rude on the phone! It wasn't even like it was quick postage (6 days) so I'd have had it before emailing. I politely suggested that he maybe added something to his website saying the type of postage (so I know what time frame to wait before contacting) that is used by standard. He said if there was a problem then our telephone and email address are clearly stated... But that's exactly what I did! Email him. He got annoyed and hung up.

Terrible, terrible service and completely unprofessional.

Rant over - now where are those bunnies and flowers?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: red_death on November 28, 2011, 08:27:00 pm
Richard

Sorry to hear that - from reports on other forums I would steer well clear of Ray Mansfield.  I wouldn't take any excuses of attempts to palm you off with excuses and mis-information.

Good luck, Mike
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on November 28, 2011, 08:31:10 pm
Richard

Sorry to hear that - from reports on other forums I would steer well clear of Ray Mansfield.  I wouldn't take any excuses of attempts to palm you off with excuses and mis-information.

Good luck, Mike

Thanks Mike, it's comforting to know that it wasn't just me! :) I'll stick with my local for now I think - Rails.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on November 28, 2011, 09:21:10 pm
Wow!  That is rude.  Hattons were as nice as can be when I queried the late arrival of my HST.  Rails and Kernow were very efficient and polite when I used them, and queried orders with both.  Osborn's have been very helpful too when I had a problem ordering online.

It's funny, but being in the US now, you really get a sense of what customer service should be like.   A business here wouldn't stay viable without being prompt and polite.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on November 28, 2011, 09:25:19 pm
If only they were all like that. As bad as it is, I'd pay a little extra for good service.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on November 28, 2011, 10:43:47 pm

It's funny, but being in the US now, you really get a sense of what customer service should be like.   A business here wouldn't stay viable without being prompt and polite.


Crikey Mark I wish they were like that in Australia, most of the staff in hobby shops here treat customers like trash, we have two near to where I live both leave you standing like a stale bottle of P, no wonder nearly every railway modeller that I know buy online.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on November 29, 2011, 08:50:12 pm
 >:( >:( 100% terminaly dead laptop from Friday till Monday when it heard that I had just scraped enough pennies together to buy a new one and commited to buy it so what does it do?........................
Springs back into life just after the last chance to cancel the new one had passed  ::) I`m fuming
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 29, 2011, 09:31:23 pm
>:( >:( 100% terminaly dead laptop from Friday till Monday when it heard that I had just scraped enough pennies together to buy a new one and commited to buy it so what does it do?........................
Springs back into life just after the last chance to cancel the new one had passed  ::) I`m fuming

Did you take the battery out and leave it for a bit ? That's something that is often worth doing with a laptop that completely goes kersplat. The other thing is killing the CMOS config - but on most laptops that involves screwdrivers, youtube videos and much swearing.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on November 30, 2011, 10:55:31 am
>:( >:( 100% terminaly dead laptop from Friday till Monday when it heard that I had just scraped enough pennies together to buy a new one and commited to buy it so what does it do?........................
Springs back into life just after the last chance to cancel the new one had passed  ::) I`m fuming

Did you take the battery out and leave it for a bit ? That's something that is often worth doing with a laptop that completely goes kersplat. The other thing is killing the CMOS config - but on most laptops that involves screwdrivers, youtube videos and much swearing.

Thanks :thumbsup: The thing  was left 'on' after much swearing etc. at the deceased thing and so ran down.
I guess that may have done the same as removing the battery for 48 hrs.  Over the years Ive reflashed the CMOS on many desktop PCs so that was on the agenda for 'Things to do' if Iever got any life/reaction from the deceased

Over the years
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: grumbeast on December 04, 2011, 09:38:51 am
Well...

Not posted for a while as we've been having an interesting time with the houses electrics...

The only thing we didn't get before buying was an electrical certificate and what a mistake that was.

Seems that the previous owners either did the work themselves, or had a real cowboy do it... We had a short which didn't trip the box (as it was wired entirely incorrectly) and because of there being no real earthing, then electrified the whole water system.. There was 240v running throughout taps giving us shocks!!  I have a 4 yr old so we really dodged a bullet.. Scared the blazes out of the missus and I .  So we've just spend a huge chunk on reputable electricians and have a safe house again. Whew....  On the plus side my garage with the railway now has a good supply, it's own trips and infinitely better lighting.

So I'd liketo get my hands around the throat of the lazy incompetent ********* who Pretended to know what he was doing and put my daughters life at risk..  Normal n scale posts should recommence soon

Graham

Graham
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on December 04, 2011, 10:02:13 am
Wowsers!   :o  That's terrible!!!!  It can be quite scary what other people do.  In my house there were a few things that were quite dangerous and against regulations.  The worst thing was where they had put the hall light switch in the hall (as it was in the lounge for some reason), but they had just snipped the cable, and left it live in the box in the wall.  Luckily I have a 240v tester, and it beeped before I touched it.  Never would have dreamt it was live!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on December 04, 2011, 11:33:46 am
My dads car was attacked by youths last night, for no reason other than just for a laugh.... Luckily i heard the first kick on my car (good old solid audi - no damage) and looked out the window just as the wing mirror on my dad's car was kicked - I bolted out the front door to confront them and was met with verbal abuse and threats of violence, undeterd i had my 10 pence worth, as they walked up the road I phoned the police and they were there in 6 minutes ! I then spent an hour filing in forms and describing what happened.

They have been arrested, just waiting for more info....

That was my saturday night ruined because some lowlife get's his 'kicks' damaging peoples cars for laugh...  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on December 04, 2011, 11:35:51 am
At least you caught them.  It's so sad when people do this to others.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on December 04, 2011, 12:53:38 pm
My dads car was attacked by youths last night, for no reason other than just for a laugh.... Luckily i heard the first kick on my car (good old solid audi - no damage) and looked out the window just as the wing mirror on my dad's car was kicked - I bolted out the front door to confront them and was met with verbal abuse and threats of violence, undeterd i had my 10 pence worth, as they walked up the road I phoned the police and they were there in 6 minutes ! I then spent an hour filing in forms and describing what happened.

They have been arrested, just waiting for more info....

That was my saturday night ruined because some lowlife get's his 'kicks' damaging peoples cars for laugh...  >:( >:( >:(


That is terrible but a normal thing to happen in most towns now. its hard to try and stay away but sometimes is best as you hear gangs attack back and end up putting people in hospital or much worse.
im glad you are ok and not in this case hurt!


Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on December 04, 2011, 11:46:58 pm
To be honest i wanted to knock their lights out... >:(  But that would make me as bad as them, so i just sucked it up (the rage that is...) and called the police. I'm sure they'll get away with it, but enough was enough i had to do something - i refuse to be walked over in my own street !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 05, 2011, 09:11:25 pm
Seems to me that Corrie has finished and there's bugger all else on, so everyone and their brother has fired up their computers - makes mine soooo slooowww :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on December 05, 2011, 09:15:15 pm
Seems to me that Corrie has finished and there's bugger all else on, so everyone and their brother has fired up their computers - makes mine soooo slooowww :thumbsdown:
I going downstairs to get a hot choc, some bickies and my family guy dvd - you can have my space for a bit !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on December 05, 2011, 09:22:50 pm
Seems to me that Corrie has finished and there's bugger all else on, so everyone and their brother has fired up their computers - makes mine soooo slooowww :thumbsdown:
I going downstairs to get a hot choc, some bickies and my family guy dvd - you can have my space for a bit !

 :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 05, 2011, 10:45:03 pm
Seems to me that Corrie has finished and there's bugger all else on, so everyone and their brother has fired up their computers - makes mine soooo slooowww :thumbsdown:

Did you not know there was a prog on BBC4 about trams and very good it was as well  :thumbsup:

p.s. I am an only child so you can't blame my brother  :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on December 05, 2011, 10:59:04 pm
Did you not know there was a prog on BBC4 about trams and very good it was as well  :thumbsup:
Didn't know about that  >:( would have watched it if I had been told it was on .
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 05, 2011, 11:05:55 pm
Did you not know there was a prog on BBC4 about trams and very good it was as well  :thumbsup:
Didn't know about that  >:( would have watched it if I had been told it was on .

It is repeated later on at 12-30am till 1-30am if that's not past your bedtime  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 05, 2011, 11:11:43 pm
Did you not know there was a prog on BBC4 about trams and very good it was as well  :thumbsup:
Didn't know about that  >:( would have watched it if I had been told it was on .

But but you'd have noticed it when the  Only Connect final was finishing if you had any TV taste 8)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on December 05, 2011, 11:32:48 pm
Did you not know there was a prog on BBC4 about trams and very good it was as well  :thumbsup:
Didn't know about that  >:( would have watched it if I had been told it was on .

But but you'd have noticed it when the  Only Connect final was finishing if you had any TV taste 8)

Just realised we were watching Charlie Boorman in Canada,and yes scotsoft your right the repeat is past my bed time. :sleep:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on December 06, 2011, 04:20:01 pm
This sort of thing makes me really sad  :'(

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070562/Muslim-girl-gang-kicked-Rhea-Page-head-yelling-kill-white-slag-FREED.html

 :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 06, 2011, 04:35:21 pm
This sort of thing makes me really sad  :'(

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070562/Muslim-girl-gang-kicked-Rhea-Page-head-yelling-kill-white-slag-FREED.html[/url]

 :thumbsdown:


I got as far as the words "Daily" and "Mail" before concluding the chances of it being remotely related to reality where probably miniscule. If you wan the whole story you might want to try the Daily Mail Watch forum instead ...

Sorry but the Daily Mail and reality is something I find akin to the Cross Country train timetable. There may be some theoretical connection but don't bet on making it..





Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on December 06, 2011, 04:49:01 pm
Wandering dangerously into the world of politics methinks.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: klaatu on December 06, 2011, 05:01:50 pm
This sort of thing makes me really sad  :'(
Me too. But don't give up hope; the NOTW has gone, it can't be long before the Daily Mail goes too.

Steve
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on December 06, 2011, 10:06:34 pm
Did you not know there was a prog on BBC4 about trams and very good it was as well  :thumbsup:

Didn't know about that  >:( would have watched it if I had been told it was on .


Don't be  :( as its available on iPlayer until 03.29 am next Thursday (15th)  :thumbsup:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017zqw8/Time_Shift_Series_11_The_Golden_Age_of_Trams_A_Streetcar_Named_Desire/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017zqw8/Time_Shift_Series_11_The_Golden_Age_of_Trams_A_Streetcar_Named_Desire/)

And yes, it was very good  :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on December 08, 2011, 09:41:16 am
My wife missed the postman yesterday, so when I came home to a red card saying 'Sorry we missed you' I wasn't pleased!  That was for the 4CEP that I've been waiting for. :thumbsdown:  Oh well, redelivered for Friday now. ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on December 08, 2011, 10:27:39 am
Did you not know there was a prog on BBC4 about trams and very good it was as well  :thumbsup:

Didn't know about that  >:( would have watched it if I had been told it was on .


Don't be  :( as its available on iPlayer until 03.29 am next Thursday (15th)  :thumbsup:

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017zqw8/Time_Shift_Series_11_The_Golden_Age_of_Trams_A_Streetcar_Named_Desire/[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017zqw8/Time_Shift_Series_11_The_Golden_Age_of_Trams_A_Streetcar_Named_Desire/[/url])

And yes, it was very good  :)

Watched it last night on BBC4 .
was very interesting.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Avis1434 on December 08, 2011, 03:49:43 pm
Brought back a few childhood memories of travelling on the trams in Glasgow when going to Kelvin Hall to see the circus Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! :'( :'(

In that case I should have commented in the Happy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D'oh!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: malfoy on December 09, 2011, 10:04:06 am
One of my pet peeves.. people who honk unnecessarily!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 09, 2011, 11:58:17 am
One of my pet peeves.. people who honk unnecessarily!

Would those be the ones that don't use deoderant and take big rucksacks into shows ?

<rapid exit stage left>
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on December 09, 2011, 02:29:59 pm
One of my pet peeves.. people who honk unnecessarily!

Would those be the ones that don't use deoderant and take big rucksacks into shows ?

<rapid exit stage left>

LOL  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on December 09, 2011, 07:47:37 pm
One of my pet peeves.. people who honk unnecessarily!

Would those be the ones that don't use deoderant and take big rucksacks into shows ?

<rapid exit stage left>

LOL  :smiley-laughing:

Crikey we get them over here in Oz as well.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on December 10, 2011, 12:37:20 pm
Got the 4CEP out of it's boxes, and I'm ready to put the stickers on I had made for them.  Can I find them anywhere?  NO!!! :'( :'( :'(

Cracking looking model though.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on December 14, 2011, 12:40:48 pm
Currys/PCWorld. Went there last week to buy my missus a laptop for Xmas. I asked an assistant if they had the laptop. She started yakking on about some mobile phone offers??? Another chappie checked his computer stock. They didn't have the one I'd seen on their website.
 "When will you be getting them in?"
 "Don't know. Sold out here. They're in stock at our other stores. PCWorld at North Shields gets everything first."
"You're a computer shop. Don't you have an automatic computer operated ordering system?"
"Yes, but it's slow and we have to wait for deliveries. We can order it for you, but you'll have to pay up front."
I told them I'd come back on Saturday.

Went back on Saturday. Asked about two other laptops. They weren't in stock either, but that didn't stop them trying to sell insurance for them before they checked the stock. I walked out of the shop.

Went to their shop in the Metro Centre on Sunday. (Where has the store directory gone?) Asked about two other laptops. They weren't in stock either.
So there you have it. A computer shop that doesn't sell computers. No wonder their share price is going down the tubes. I'm never going back to them!

Went to Argos and bought a Toshiba Satellite with good specs and £30.00 cheaper than similar ones in CurrysPCWorld. Why they changed the usually reliable Dixons stores to Currys I'll never know.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 14, 2011, 06:05:24 pm
What cr*ppy service ::)
At least you ended up with a Toshiba - our IT bloke reckons they're the dogs dangly bits :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on December 14, 2011, 06:15:39 pm
PC Pitstop tests show it as in the worlds top 12% of portable computers. :-)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: davieb on December 14, 2011, 08:46:11 pm
just tried to have a nother bash with my airbrush and found it was not going according to plan  ???
traced problem to a bit of muck in the nozzle so removed it to give it a clean and the "carpet monster" ate it  :'(

cant find the thing anywhere so i'm not impressed with myself at the moment  >:(

dave  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 14, 2011, 08:57:29 pm
the "carpet monster" ate it  :'(


dave  :thumbsdown:

It wasn't a badger by any chance ::) :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: davieb on December 14, 2011, 09:15:52 pm
the "carpet monster" ate it  :'(


dave  :thumbsdown:

It wasn't a badger by any chance ::) :smiley-laughing:

 :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

crisis over  ;D

tried the easy way to find it  ???
shoes and socks off and walk round barefoot and wait till it sticks in your foot which it did after about 10 secs

now how to remove it from me foot  ;D  ;D  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on December 14, 2011, 09:35:27 pm
just tried to have a nother bash with my airbrush and found it was not going according to plan  ???
traced problem to a bit of muck in the nozzle so removed it to give it a clean and the "carpet monster" ate it  :'(

cant find the thing anywhere so i'm not impressed with myself at the moment  >:(

dave  :thumbsdown:

I empty the Dyson and give the floor a good vacuum.  Then (because I don't vacuum for any other reason) I sift through all the bits of sprue, cat hair, general crap and lost detailing parts till I find what I couldn't manage without.

A Treasure Hunt, as I call it.

It has to be the Dyson with the roller brush for me - the little dustbuster I bought for that very purpose is totally useless at picking up anything out of the carpet but fluff.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on December 14, 2011, 09:51:47 pm
I get annoyed when pedestrians get to a Pelican crossing and although there's nothing coming they press the button to cross and immediately cross anyway,the motorist arrives to a red light and no one in sight.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 14, 2011, 11:24:00 pm
As a pedestrian it's often hard to tell.

Swansea motorists seem to have adapted to the problem by driving through red lights when that occurs, but then some Swansea drivers are special.. really special. Maybe you can still get points removed from your licenses for a fee in the local pub or something.

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on December 14, 2011, 11:29:02 pm
How do all,my rant of today is;

I don't have a standard broadband connection for my pc,so what I do have is a mobile broadband dongle from O2.Now this costs me £15 per month or for 3 gigs of tinternet.

Unfortunately,I exhausted my download limit several days before the month had passed.Now I'm into the new months download limit and at the moment I can't even get online.It goes to the O2 welcome page but just won't let me use any of the sites that have been bookmarked,even ones I don't regularly use or have bookmarked.This has been going on now for the last 3 days and am getting pig sick of it.Normally I don't have a problem and can't even say that the bad weather we haven't had has torn down a transmitter or whatever they're called.

At the moment I'm restricted to browsing on my android phone,but as I promised to e-mail the pictures of the W1 hush hush which I took at Wigan on saturday to Newportnobby for posting on here,I am just a bit embarrassed,frustrated and very annoyed that I can't fulfill this minor task right now.

Sorry Mike,I'll keep trying though.Pics are uploaded from my camera to my pc and ready for compiling an e-mail.

I will continue to endeavour to complete this task as these are really great pics.

I also had a mad idea of starting a layout thread and setting up a photobucket account,but can't at the moment.Still,I finish work on saturday till after christmas so I think I may have plenty of time to have a crack at this.

I may have to put something on the happy thread about this as well,when I get on tinternet and me chrimbo break.
Pete
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 14, 2011, 11:38:07 pm
Unfortunately,I exhausted my download limit several days before the month had passed.Now I'm into the new months download limit and at the moment I can't even get online.It goes to the O2 welcome page but just won't let me use any of the sites that have been bookmarked,even ones I don't regularly use or have bookmarked.This has been going on now for the last 3 days and am getting pig sick of it.Normally I don't have a problem and can't even say that the bad weather we haven't had has torn down a transmitter or whatever they're called.

Or they've blocked you or similar ?

Is there a signal strength meter with the app for the dongle and also if you look at your network setting stuff do you have an IP Address assigned for the dongle when you try and use it. If the answer is yes then I suspect you need to have a 'discussion' with O2.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on December 15, 2011, 01:55:06 am
Looks like a discussion with O2 is imminent then because signal strength is ok,I'm not blocked either,a text was sent to the dongle to tell me I have full download available so its not this and I have a bank mini statement from an ATM stating that money for payment went out as per every other month.It just doesn't connect up to the internet,it tries but just will not connect and comes up with the standard Internet Explorer error page.I've done a check and all cabling and whatnot is fine so there is nothing wrong with my pc,apart from it being old and not too powerful.

I will try again when I get home from work tomorrow night and if I get no joy,I'm off to the O2 shop in town on friday.I don't want to waste any of my day off messing about like this but if there is a reason why there is no connection it will be for the greater good for me.

Got some youtube stuff to catch up on as well.
Pete
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on December 15, 2011, 07:45:57 am
Might be worth looking here......
http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-10mb.html (http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-10mb.html)

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on December 16, 2011, 08:47:03 pm
Morgage underwriters who have said 'probably' to my son for the last 3 weeks and still  wont sign the paperwork off >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on December 16, 2011, 09:02:27 pm
Amazon & Yodel

Ordered a food processor, apparently it was delivered Tuesday and left in my porch.

Phoned Amazon today- name blah order number blah blah, order tracking, ah yes says I, can you see what it says?  Amazon thing - yes, delivered Tuesday, left in you porch, Yodel are authorised to leave packages in a secure place (definitely a hint of smugness)

Says I - don't have a porch, only a front step, clearly visible from the road.

Amazon thing - ah! .......... we will interview the driver and get his side of the story

Says I - I still wont have a porch! never have had, probably never will have unless Amazon want to pay for one so that Yodel have somewhere to leave my Amazon deliveries so they are not on view to everyone passing my house!

Amazon thing - we will get back to you as soon as we get a reply from Yodel, is there anything else I can help you with?

I had now lost the will to live and just gently replaced the receiver back in its cradle, crawled into a corner and wept gently for 5 minutes before getting the dinner on for me and the missus

Later, I went back on to Amazon and ordered a cd, at least I know it will fit through my letterbox  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on December 16, 2011, 09:07:30 pm
Might be worth looking here......
[url]http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-10mb.html[/url] ([url]http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-10mb.html[/url])

Allan


Crikey just checked your Virgin link, you people back home are very lucky, we in Australia are still back in the dark ages, 10mb speed OMG I think I am doing OK if I get a download to reach 600kb, 120gig Broadband limit with local and interstate phone calls cost me $90au or 45 quid UK, now I am angry.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on December 16, 2011, 09:29:32 pm
I upgraded to 30mbps for less money than I was paying for 10mbps.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on December 16, 2011, 09:39:43 pm
Amazon & Yodel

Ordered a food processor, apparently it was delivered Tuesday and left in my porch.

Phoned Amazon today- name blah order number blah blah, order tracking, ah yes says I, can you see what it says?  Amazon thing - yes, delivered Tuesday, left in you porch, Yodel are authorised to leave packages in a secure place (definitely a hint of smugness)

Says I - don't have a porch, only a front step, clearly visible from the road.

Amazon thing - ah! .......... we will interview the driver and get his side of the story

Says I - I still wont have a porch! never have had, probably never will have unless Amazon want to pay for one so that Yodel have somewhere to leave my Amazon deliveries so they are not on view to everyone passing my house!

Amazon thing - we will get back to you as soon as we get a reply from Yodel, is there anything else I can help you with?

I had now lost the will to live and just gently replaced the receiver back in its cradle, crawled into a corner and wept gently for 5 minutes before getting the dinner on for me and the missus

Later, I went back on to Amazon and ordered a cd, at least I know it will fit through my letterbox  ::)

Considering that the forum members here only consist of a very small proportion of the general public,and you are at least the third one that's had trouble with fictitious deliveries made, it'll be a wonder if Yodel stay in business for long with all the complaints.It's getting to the point that it might be worth phoning a supplier up first and asking who they are using as a courier before actually ordering.

I'll certainly be asking Amazon who they're sending stuff with next time I request special delivery, and Hattons will be only ordered using the post office.

That's just plain disgusting that Yodel are allowed to leave a package without a signature,even the GPO are going down that route when the postman can actually sign for a recorded delivery.

Really does make you wonder what you're actually paying for.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 16, 2011, 10:06:13 pm
Later, I went back on to Amazon and ordered a cd, at least I know it will fit through my letterbox  ::)

Will this be the letterbox in your porch?  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

I think I can top that, I had my passport posted through my letterbox after I had paid for "signed for recorded delivery".
When I rang them to ask who had signed for it and at what time?
The gentleman I spoke to told me that I had signed for it and he told me a time.
The guy got rather flustered when I told him the day and time he claims I signed for it, I was actually in the Freeman hospital, out cold on an operating table, having surgery on my heart and would he like the name and number of the vascular surgeon who did the operation to confirm that?

John
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 16, 2011, 11:32:50 pm
Might be worth looking here......
[url]http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-10mb.html[/url] ([url]http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-10mb.html[/url])

Allan


Crikey just checked your Virgin link, you people back home are very lucky, we in Australia are still back in the dark ages, 10mb speed OMG I think I am doing OK if I get a download to reach 600kb, 120gig Broadband limit with local and interstate phone calls cost me $90au or 45 quid UK, now I am angry.


Its the UK folks that are lucky. i had to pay E250 to have a sat system bolted to my house and it costs E20 a month for a link that dies every time we get a thunderstor.....m one happening now.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 17, 2011, 01:07:26 pm
Later, I went back on to Amazon and ordered a cd, at least I know it will fit through my letterbox  ::)

Will this be the letterbox in your porch?  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

I think I can top that, I had my passport posted through my letterbox after I had paid for "signed for recorded delivery".
When I rang them to ask who had signed for it and at what time?
The gentleman I spoke to told me that I had signed for it and he told me a time.
The guy got rather flustered when I told him the day and time he claims I signed for it, I was actually in the Freeman hospital, out cold on an operating table, having surgery on my heart and would he like the name and number of the vascular surgeon who did the operation to confirm that?

John

I hope all is OK now, John :wave: You really need to sort out your doppelganger though ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 17, 2011, 03:15:00 pm
Considering that the forum members here only consist of a very small proportion of the general public,and you are at least the third one that's had trouble with fictitious deliveries made, it'll be a wonder if Yodel stay in business for long with all the complaints.It's getting to the point that it might be worth phoning a supplier up first and asking who they are using as a courier before actually ordering.

So much of this depends on the area and the actual teams. Clearly they have a compliance and standard problems in some areas. However the Royal Snail has also now got rid of a lot of the fixed round arrangements it had so soon random posties and temps will be trying to deliver all over the place, and we can all guess how that will end up !

In fact I thought that was *why* they used to have fixed rounds !


Quote
That's just plain disgusting that Yodel are allowed to leave a package without a signature,even the GPO are going down that route when the postman can actually sign for a recorded delivery.

Really does make you wonder what you're actually paying for.

The Royal Mail chief executive and board members salaries. Just look them up... not exactly minimum wage !

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on December 17, 2011, 06:27:30 pm
My turn for a little grumble.

Since October I have been working in London, which involves me commuting up to London Bridge station and participating in that throng that heads across the bridge into the City. It's morning, it's not that warm (at this time of year), and quite frankly we all want to be in our nice warm offices wrapped around a cup of coffee; yet there are those who do not share this goal.

I can forgive the freebee paper distributors; they have a job to do, and I can more or less restrain myself from punching the annoyingly jolly woman in the telly tubby outfit, because even I can accept she does sort of lighten the mood (even if I'm not sure what she is advertising), but two things really get me.

1 - TV camera crew. I know the tide of commuters across London Bridge is one of London's iconic sites, but there are rules here. Those travelling against the flow either walk by the road, or by the parapets; never in the middle. As this is universally understood by those who even spend a minute by the bridge, why oh why do film crews, either professional or student, insist on standing right in the middle of the flow? You've got eyes haven't you? Even worse when there is a mob of them with a presenter...I nearly walked into Gordon Ramsey little while ago pratting around in the middle of the walk-way; 'GET OUT OF THE WAY MAN!'.

The problem is they don't stay still, so the flow cannot evenly pass around them, they stay in vaguely the same place, but mill around... At least when I hear the words 'believe in Jesus! [pause] Jesus is here to save you!', I know the evangelist is out and can adjust my direction accordingly - he stands dead still in the same place.

2 - People who insist on using their blackberrys or texting whilst walking. You are not concentrating, or looking where you are going. You keep getting in everyone's way and the next one to barge into me runs the risk in having your infernal phone grabbed chucked off the bridge into the Thames.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on December 17, 2011, 06:41:59 pm
People who insist on using their blackberrys or texting whilst walking. You are not concentrating, or looking where you are going.

That's not so bad Claude - here in the US the oblivious s*ds do that while driving!  >:(

But Gordon Ramsey is annoying enough, without pratting about in your way as you try to get to work.  Hope he's gone by the end of the day and doesn't make you miss your train.  I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss Kitchen Nightmares!  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 17, 2011, 06:46:57 pm
That's not so bad Claude - here in the US the oblivious s*ds do that while driving!  >:(

Some of ours still do although its now illegal and they come down hard on the idiots. It's not just motorists though - there's a lot of data starting to appear on pedestrian caused accidents from smartphone stupidity.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on December 17, 2011, 06:51:05 pm
Ipod Zombies are my biggest hate, closely followed by chicken chasers (50cc scooters) - both should be shot on sight !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on December 17, 2011, 07:52:09 pm
Ipod Zombies are my biggest hate, closely followed by chicken chasers (50cc scooters) - both should be shot on sight !


Crikey that would make the bloke next door to me happy he just bought a little Yamaha 50cc Put Put (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/German.gif)

As for the selfish folks  that shove the phone in their ear or text while driving they should have their license suspended and their cars crushed (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/mitsu.gif)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 17, 2011, 09:38:35 pm
As for the selfish folks  that shove the phone in their ear or text while driving they should have their license suspended and their cars crushed ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/mitsu.gif[/url])


Do you plan to let them out of the car before the crushing  8)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on December 17, 2011, 10:49:37 pm
As for the selfish folks  that shove the phone in their ear or text while driving they should have their license suspended and their cars crushed ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/mitsu.gif[/url])


Do you plan to let them out of the car before the crushing  8)


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: bbdave on December 18, 2011, 08:45:28 am
As i understood the law your not supposed to have a screen visible from the driving position or anything on the windscreen impeding the drivers view, so how come sat. navs. are legal stuck to the centre of the windscreen? with said navigational numpty typing in postcodes etc on the move!

These should be made illegal to use while on the move if you don't know where your going you don't deserve to get there!

Dave
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 18, 2011, 10:27:20 am
Why is it that people drive to the supermarket, park up, get a trolley, and then once inside the building they lose all sense of spatial awareness? Would they abandon their car in the middle of the road? Probably not, but it's OK to leave their trolley in the middle of an aisle while they go off searching for something. Why do they meet up and start their jibber-jabber at the top of an aisle so nobody else can get past. Why do they go to the supermarket to smack their kids? I'm sorry but I know what I want, I know where it is, and I just want in and out as soon as possible with minimal bruising/lacerations. Grrrrrrrr. Anyone got a Taser for sale?  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on December 18, 2011, 10:31:36 am
That all sounds fairly familiar, not forgetting the ones that drift off to the side to look at something while their trolley sticks out right across the aisle behind them  ::)

I find a good hard bash with my trolley gets the message across, especially when it jolts their hand that is still hanging onto it, and the ones left unattended in the middle of the aisle get a hefty shove so that the offending owner has to search for it when they realise it's gone missing  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 18, 2011, 10:36:12 am
That all sounds fairly familiar, not forgetting the ones that drift off to the side to look at something while their trolley sticks out right across the aisle behind them  ::)

I find a good hard bash with my trolley gets the message across, especially when it jolts their hand that is still hanging onto it, and the ones left unattended in the middle of the aisle get a hefty shove so that the offending owner has to search for it when they realise it's gone missing  :thumbsup:

Paul
:evil: :evil: I didn't want to fess up to what I do, but I can see I'm not alone :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: H on December 18, 2011, 11:27:52 am
This 'angry' thread must be one of the biggest on the forum. We must be a bunch of miserable and unhappy sorts. I wonder what sort of response a 'happy and delighted' thread would get.  ;D

H.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: grid078 on December 18, 2011, 11:32:12 am
This 'angry' thread must be one of the biggest on the forum. We must be a bunch of miserable and unhappy sorts. I wonder what sort of response a 'happy and delighted' thread would get.  ;D

H.

Maybe you could start the "Happy and delighted" thread H  :smiley-laughing:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: brbluewill on December 18, 2011, 11:45:51 am
Why is it that people drive to the supermarket, park up, get a trolley, and then once inside the building they lose all sense of spatial awareness? Would they abandon their car in the middle of the road? Probably not, but it's OK to leave their trolley in the middle of an aisle while they go off searching for something. Why do they meet up and start their jibber-jabber at the top of an aisle so nobody else can get past. Why do they go to the supermarket to smack their kids? I'm sorry but I know what I want, I know where it is, and I just want in and out as soon as possible with minimal bruising/lacerations. Grrrrrrrr. Anyone got a Taser for sale?  >:(
i am so happy its not just me that experiences this only last week this woman pushed herself and her trolley past me while i was getting something off the shelves instead of going round me ::) she was not too impressed with what i said to her ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 18, 2011, 11:50:24 am
This 'angry' thread must be one of the biggest on the forum. We must be a bunch of miserable and unhappy sorts. I wonder what sort of response a 'happy and delighted' thread would get.  ;D

H.

Maybe you could start the "Happy and delighted" thread H  :smiley-laughing:  :thumbsup:

We already have a 'Happy Thread' but as has been discussed in several places (not least reviews of models) we do like having a moan more than we are happy. This accounts for the size of each thread :computerangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 18, 2011, 02:29:05 pm
Its the delights of becoming Grumpy old gits, Perhaps we should become the Victor Meldrew club.  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on December 18, 2011, 04:04:22 pm
Its the delights of becoming Grumpy old gits, Perhaps we should become the Victor Meldrew club.  :smiley-laughing:

Maybe that's what we should rename this thread  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on December 18, 2011, 05:20:00 pm
Its the delights of becoming Grumpy old gits, Perhaps we should become the Victor Meldrew club.  :smiley-laughing:

Maybe that's what we should rename this thread  :smiley-laughing:
As a mod with Tanks permission can you try it. >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on December 20, 2011, 11:02:12 am
We must be a bunch of miserable and unhappy sorts.

H.

Maybe you could start the "Happy and delighted" thread H  :smiley-laughing:  :thumbsup:

 8)  Oooooh Ive been recognised at last. Thanks H :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on December 20, 2011, 11:05:02 am
Its the delights of becoming Grumpy old gits, Perhaps we should become the Victor Meldrew club.  :smiley-laughing:
Oh I joined that years ago  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 20, 2011, 09:38:12 pm
My broadband (from dear ole BT) is so poor tonight that I am giving up and will try again in the morning. I've reset the hub at least 4 times, every time restarting my laptop and it's pathetic. It's like it's a crap night on the telly and the whole of Leyland is busy tweeting or facebooking (whatever). Grrr >:( :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on December 20, 2011, 09:43:45 pm
I'm on BT Infinity......well worth it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on December 24, 2011, 05:24:26 pm
Been in our latest Morrisons this afternoon,it was absolutely heaving.I'v never seen so many people pushing full trolleys around.Its a wonder there was anything left on the shelves.

Anyway,when I got to the checkout,I thought I'd use the self service checkout.What a mistake that was.Every item I had barring the tins of roses I had bought made the light on the machine go from green to red,meaning the woman who supervises and checks no one is nicking owt had to keep coming to reset the damn thing.

Then,on the way out,people can't seem to wait a moment for the next segment of the revolving doors to come round,which makes em stop,then start,then stop again and again and again....
 :NGaugersRule: :Class37:
Pete
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on December 24, 2011, 05:44:34 pm
I'm NOT a supermarket employee. I'd want a 20% discount for using the self service checkout. It annoys me when they have a dedicated person telling you that the self service checkout is free. Put another ordinary till in instead for goodness sake and get that person to operate it! Our local Wilkinson's replaced nearly all of their tills with the self service ones. Couldn't have been very popular, or the shoplifting was going up, because most are back to proper tills now.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 24, 2011, 09:07:10 pm
Whenever an employee points me to a self-service machine, I just remind them the machine is doing them out of a job ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on December 24, 2011, 09:37:16 pm
Because of long lineups at the checkouts at this time of the year I decided to use the self service machines for the first time, to be honest I felt  :censored: stupid thinking why in the hell am I doing this, I actually felt like a member of staff doing a job, the way that thing was talking to me and me telling it to get stuffed was even worse  (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/dash1.gif)

I agree with Poliss 100%  give us a discount on our groceries and I may start using it again
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 24, 2011, 09:40:11 pm
Because of long lineups at the checkouts at this time of the year I decided to use the self service machines for the first time, to be honest I felt  :censored: stupid thinking why in the hell am I doing this, I actually felt like a member of staff doing a job, the way that thing was talking to me and me telling it to get stuffed was even worse  ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/dash1.gif[/url])

I agree with Poliss 100%  give us a discount on our groceries and I may start using it again


That's sending me to bed with an enduring image Dave - you telling the machine to get stuffed :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on December 29, 2011, 03:38:16 pm
A few weeks ago went to B&Q to by a plank of wood. Directed to the self service checkout and the fun started. Scanned bar code and machine told me to put it on the scale. After waving said plank about, nearly beheading three customers and taking out a light fitting I was rescued by a staff member. Serves them right for having the self service tills open on Pensioner's Wednesday!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on December 29, 2011, 04:15:52 pm
Possible that you bought the inventor of the self service checkout Kipper?  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on December 29, 2011, 04:24:19 pm
Well, at least it is no more, just some fretwork and sawdust!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on December 29, 2011, 04:28:03 pm
Can't find my saw to cut up the timber for the frame of my new baseboard for Lyne End
looked everywhere it should be and a few other places as well. ??? ??? >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 29, 2011, 04:42:02 pm
Can't find my saw to cut up the timber for the frame of my new baseboard for Lyne End
looked everywhere it should be and a few other places as well. ??? ??? >:( >:( >:(

Its not here so it must be with my hammer , screwdriver and numerous odd socks.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on December 29, 2011, 05:26:09 pm
Can't find my saw to cut up the timber for the frame of my new baseboard for Lyne End
looked everywhere it should be and a few other places as well. ??? ??? >:( >:( >:(
Buy a new one and you'll find it straight away :)

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 29, 2011, 06:12:11 pm
Can't find my saw to cut up the timber for the frame of my new baseboard for Lyne End
looked everywhere it should be and a few other places as well. ??? ??? >:( >:( >:(

Its not here so it must be with my hammer , screwdriver and numerous odd socks.

Blimey Jerry - too much Verdicchio :beers: You've been putting your tools in the washing machine again, haven't you :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on December 29, 2011, 06:28:59 pm
Buy a new one and you'll find it straight away :)
Allan
Cheers for that, probably find the other 3 that have been replaced for the same reason. :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 29, 2011, 07:49:49 pm


Blimey Jerry - too much Verdicchio :beers: You've been putting your tools in the washing machine again, haven't you :smiley-laughing:
[/quote]

Thats what the strange noise was ! :smiley-laughing:
Plus there is no such phrase as too much verdicchio  :thumbsup:
Happy New Year  :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lui on December 29, 2011, 09:41:12 pm
I am so sick of that go compare advert and that blob singing. its got to the stage where you turn the channel over to stop listening and its starts on that one.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on December 29, 2011, 09:44:28 pm
It's better than that ridiculous Diesel 'only the brave' advert.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on December 29, 2011, 10:22:57 pm
Or those f****** meercats (where's the shotgun ......)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 29, 2011, 10:28:22 pm
He's got it :evil:
(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j454/nobbynewport/Meerkats2.jpg)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: B757-236GT on December 29, 2011, 10:39:33 pm
I dont mind the meerkats. Virtually every other add just winds me up. Although im playing location spotting in the first choice all inclusive ad. So far ive got the airport and the resort (well half of it as it was filmed in to different places). The rest of the ads are drivel!

Richard
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: poliss on January 02, 2012, 05:42:03 pm
Stop posting new topics and replies. I haven't had time to have my breakfast yet because of all the reading I've had to do!!  >:(

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 02, 2012, 05:46:14 pm
Oh for a Meerkat edition of 'Quake 3'
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 02, 2012, 09:00:03 pm
My elderly parents were visiting my wee brother in Kent at Christmas, Christmas evening my Mum ended up in hospital, on New Years eve they went on one of these coach trips with friends to a hotel in Wigan for NY, the coach broke down, 2 hours later was fixed, broke down again, 2 hours later a replacement arrived, they got to the hotel 4 hours late (about 18:30) but nobody had transferred the luggage which turned up just before 22:00!!  At about 03:00 Dad was rushed to A&E, apparently he was catheterised, given pain killers due to an enlarged prostate and sent back to the hotel  :o  after all he is only 80 and a bit frail!! why bother keeping an eye on him for a bit.

I then smacked a kerb on a slip road on to the A1 on my way back from Yorkshire, buggered my alloy, knocked the weights off it, cut the tyre side wall and will probably have to get the tracking done too  :-X

Happy New Year my a***  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: davieb on January 02, 2012, 09:15:44 pm
hi lawrence

sorry to hear about your family problems but the question just has to be asked

Why oh why would your parents want to go to WIGAN for new year i live hear and try not to go to wigan for anything  ???  :-\

and my greatest sympathy goes out to you father having to go to A&E at wigan i am suprised they didn't try to amputate something
i guess he got off lucky

last week i had to take my daughter to wigan hospital as she had food poisoning not a problem for most but she is a type 1 diabetic
so they put her on a glucose drip and a sliding scale insulin injection after a while her sugars had stabalised so they sent her up to a ward for
the night for observation

once on the ward the idiots decided to take her of the insulin as her sugar levels were OK but left her on the GLUCOSE DRIP

well within 2 hours here blood sugars had risen to 34 :o
my daughter tends to get very upperty when her sugars get high and being a 20yr old and head strong she ripped the drips and needles out of her arm and discharged herself

so as you can see the wigan hospital is not the best place to end up at any time of the year

rant over

dave  :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on January 05, 2012, 11:29:45 pm
How do,just thought I'd put in my first angry posting of the new year.

Down our way in sunny Doncaster,over the Christmas period,the contractor that empties our wheely bins gave all its binmen an extended holiday which means no domestic bin emptying.Now as we only get our bins emptied once a fortnight,it means everyones bins were overflowing.Added to this was the fact that the last two days its been a bit blowy.So quite a few bins ended up on their sides with refuse on the service road that goes down the backs of our houses.Did the binmen take these spilled bags away?

No,they left them all over the place.The last time our bins were emptied prior to today was Thursday December 22nd.On this day I put my bin out and left it out,purely by accident of course.Anyway,as I had the bin in the kitchen full of rubbish,I went out to put the bag of rubbish in my wheely bin,only to find it wasn't there anymore.So,what I did was take an unused bin from a few houses up from me and use that one.No problem,except for the fact that when I put it out this morning when I went to work.When I got home,after checking that the roof was still on the house after losing a tile last night,I went to see if my bin had reappeared,it hadn't.

So off I went in search of my bin,which after spending around 20-30 minutes walking round the area that I live had proved fruitless.So now,as we speak,I have no wheely bin to put my rubbish in and furthermore,two of my neighbours have also had their bins nicked.

Now in these supposedly difficult times,I could understand stuff thats left outside can go missing,but wheely bins,the mind boggles.

Who in their right mind is that desperate that they need a filthy,uncleaned bin and deprive an innocent homeowner of their right to dispose of their rubbish legally without making a mess of the area in which they live.I would love to hear the answer to this from the empty head who has done this to us,one of which is an eighty year old woman who lives alone.I am only 42 and don't produce that much rubbish,only two bags a fortnight,I recycle a lot of stuff as well but not obsessively I might add.It really does make me mad,people can't keep their hands to themselves.So for now,I'm binless.I will put my rubbish in someone elses bin for the next two weeks,then on collection day,I'll watch the bins emptied to see if it is being used by a neighbouring house that has six foreigners residing in it,then I'll nick it back.

Failing that,I'll have to ring our wondrrful council and see if they'll give me a new one.Incidentally,my old bin os easily identifiable due to it having my house number and street name on it in lettering and paint that was applied by my ex wife who hasn't lived here since 1994.

So I will know its mine when I see it.

Annoyed
 :thumbsdown:

Pete
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 06, 2012, 08:15:21 am
Hi Pete,

Things could be worse - when I lived in Telford it seemed a regualr occurrence that the Binmen found human bodies stuffed into wheely bins :o :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: polo2k on January 06, 2012, 11:35:25 am
Had a phisio appt booked on Wed that was cancelled and rebooked for 10.45 today due to the phisio having car problems.
I goes out there at 10.30 this morning, dead battery. Borrowed my next door neighbours keys to jump it, bonnet catch jammed.
Que 20 min on the floor with a screw driver jabbing away, culminating with me effing and Jeffing while rattling on the catch as hard as I could muster, eventually got it open and started.
All this from a bloke whos back is that shafted at the moment that I cant tie my shoelaces!

As a result missed my accupuncture, in huge boat loads of pain  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

Gunna try to nip out for a brew in a a bit with CalneFoxie and hopefully nip to the local model shop too.


And to cap it all my washing machine is making all sorts of bad bearing sounds from the drain pump. just what I need!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on January 06, 2012, 09:58:08 pm
Update on the wheely bin situation:

Got home from work and as it were still daylight,I thought I'd have a count of all the tiles that have broken and fallen off the roof over the 21 years I have lived here both at the front and back porrions of the roof,(5 on front section,3 on rear section).

On my arrival at the rear of my house,I looked down the back service road and lo and behold,there in the last minutes of daylight stood my bin,albeit almost full of other peoples rubbish and packaging polystyrene,which was put in the bin with their house number on it.The dollsheads had only.put the two bins out on the wrong day so they now have a fortnight to wait for them to be done again.

I should put a posting in the happy thread now because I don't have to ring up the council to get a new one which is no fun at all.

It was outside the gate of the house being rented out to foreigners.The woman who owns the house lived there for years and is still a friend of mine,so if it goes again,she'll get to know about it.

Pete
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 06, 2012, 10:18:05 pm
Thanks Pete for giving me another reason to be living as an ex-pat. It was a public holiday here today and I was disturbed to hear a large lorry in our small village. A bin lorry, collecting the rubbish !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 07, 2012, 02:38:43 pm
Final total - 12 panes of greenhouse glass shattered, tomatoes might be a bit late this year  :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on January 07, 2012, 02:40:37 pm
tomatoes might be a bit late this year  :(

And taste a little sharp. ;)

Sorry to hear that mate.  How's the new shed held up?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 07, 2012, 03:07:21 pm
tomatoes might be a bit late this year  :(

And taste a little sharp. ;)

Sorry to hear that mate.  How's the new shed held up?

Shed is fine mate, sod all happening in it though  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 07, 2012, 04:53:01 pm
Final total - 12 panes of greenhouse glass shattered, tomatoes might be a bit late this year  :(

Sorry to hear that, Lawrence - hopefully it's calmed down a lot. The first ever house I bought some smeghead had built a greenhouse underneath an apple tree. WTF were they thinking ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 07, 2012, 10:08:32 pm
Final total - 12 panes of greenhouse glass shattered, tomatoes might be a bit late this year  :(

Sorry to hear that, Lawrence - hopefully it's calmed down a lot. The first ever house I bought some smeghead had built a greenhouse underneath an apple tree. WTF were they thinking ::)

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on January 09, 2012, 09:59:35 pm
I meant to post this up yesterday after I had got home from work but didn't really have time due to a desire to drink some beer.

Anyhow,whilst at work,going about my business,bus driving,I hit a dog.It was a staffy.I hit him or her whilst doing about 30 mph.The noise it made when the bus hit the dog was akin to hitting a brick wall,it were loud.

After this,I stopped as per the law to look for a dead dog,I didn't find one as it transpired that it ran off yelping.Now what bothers me about all this is,this dog is of the many types and breeds known as dangerous dogs that are meant to be musseled whilst out in public,and kept on a lead so they can be restrained by its owner if they become aggressive.This one was snarling at the bus.I only saw it briefly but I saw it snarling.

Now imagine it was snarling at a small child for a moment.

It went for a 10 ton bus with a view to biting it,that could equally have been someones small child that it decided to attack,obviously it wasn't but my point is its owner was nowhere to be seen,so could not have restrained it.

How monumentally stupid do people have to be to have these types of dogs and not realise that they can be a danger and need to be kept securely locked up.I see the type of people who own these types of dog and use them as a sign of their masculinity.Why not just get a westie or a jack russell.Its a dog after all,and Westies and Jack Russells cost less to feed.

It does wind me up because these same people allow their dogs to poo on paths or anywhere and don't pick up the mess after them.

My mates and some workmates have all said that there'll be a deadhead or crim crying over his injured dog/symbol of hardness probably laying there whimpering,in pain and unable to afford the vets bill.If they can't afford to take care of it,they shouldn't own it.

Pete
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on January 09, 2012, 10:13:33 pm
Crikey 37 pages of angry threads since March 30 2011, must be a lot of cranky people out there  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on January 10, 2012, 03:52:17 pm
Pete, try owning a red Cocker Spaniel (like what I do), you will soon find out that Staffies are whimp dogs in comparison. Anyone wanting to own a Cocker is well advised to go for a mixed colour as the solid colours can have a very nasty nature (too much inbreeding). Trouble is, they can look sweetness and light one minute, then turn nasty the next - I have the scars to prove it, as does my vet!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 10, 2012, 04:44:46 pm
How monumentally stupid do people have to be to have these types of dogs and not realise that they can be a danger and need to be kept securely locked up

Almost all dogs can be dangerous though - Alsatians have a terrible reputation of helping themselves to children, and any dog can accidentally do a lot of damage. I've had the dubious pleasure years ago  of having a great dane come *through* a double glazed front door while I was delivering a paper. It was a bit dim and it wanted to play but it made quite a mess and I ended up with several deep cuts from flying glass.

Plus dog poo on places like playing fields leads to kids ending up blind.

In angry thread spirit I'd start not with the odd attack by a dog, but by forcing anyone caught allowing their dog to foul in public to lick it up themselves.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on January 10, 2012, 05:17:28 pm
In angry thread spirit I'd start not with the odd attack by a dog, but by forcing anyone caught allowing their dog to foul in public to lick it up themselves.

I like your thinking!  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on January 10, 2012, 08:15:53 pm
****** mobile internet. -normally a brilliant signal,was the reason I told BT to >>>>  ...  Speed was faster.
Today when I needed it most the mast went down. 10.30 am finally got 3G back after 9 hours. >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on January 10, 2012, 08:19:41 pm
British Gas telesales people who keep pestering my mobile (although I have never been a British Gas customer!!)

I understand that they have a job to do, but after being told politely once in the morning im not at all interested, why phone back in the afternoon and ask the same question?

Jeeeezzzz!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 11, 2012, 08:08:45 am
There was a dog run over close to our house. The owner and his kids were playing with it on some grass by the main road. The dog ran into the road and got hit by a car. The driver was on his mobile and didn’t stop in time. He stopped with the front wheel ON the dog. The police were called and they spent over an hour talking to everyone concerned, leaving the dog under the car! The road was chaos during this time and the dog finally died later on in the afternoon.

I wasn’t sure who to get angry with, the owner, the driver or the police. They were all wrong and the poor dog was the one who paid the price
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on January 11, 2012, 08:31:18 am
I think anyone caught using a mobile phone while driving should get six points,£100.00 fine and the phone confiscated and destroyed there and then,regardless of how important they say their phone is.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on January 11, 2012, 10:47:20 am
I think anyone caught using a mobile phone while driving should get six points,£100.00 fine and the phone confiscated and destroyed there and then,regardless of how important they say their phone is.

Allan

Try crushing their car while they are sitting in it  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 11, 2012, 03:29:48 pm
As someone who drives around this country for a living (sales manager - all mouth and motorway :angel:) I am totally against the use of mobiles in a car, hands free or not.
Totally agree - crush 'em :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 11, 2012, 05:39:57 pm
You want to see the Italians. They speak using their arms , gesticulating etc.. when in a car with the mobile (I think it may be compulsory to use one while driving here) they gesticulate with the arm that ISN'T holding the phone ! Even more scary when its a bloke driving a large truck steering with ????.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on January 11, 2012, 06:15:43 pm
You want to see the Italians. They speak using their arms , gesticulating etc.. when in a car with the mobile (I think it may be compulsory to use one while driving here) they gesticulate with the arm that ISN'T holding the phone ! Even more scary when its a bloke driving a large truck steering with ????.

Jesus!  :o If I ever visit Italy remind me not to drive!  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 11, 2012, 06:31:33 pm
Been there, dunnit.
All you need is the accelerator, horn and main beam lights :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on January 11, 2012, 06:33:57 pm
Jesus!  :o If I ever visit Italy remind me not to drive!  :smiley-laughing:
Your still not safe as a pedestrian in the big cities. Vespa's etc still drive down the pavements to avoid the traffic.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 11, 2012, 06:37:07 pm
Jesus!  :o If I ever visit Italy remind me not to drive!  :smiley-laughing:
Your still not safe as a pedestrian in the big cities. Vespa's etc still drive down the pavements to avoid the traffic.

And never, ever, think the same 'rules' apply to pedestrian crossings as in the UK. You're just a target ::)
Even if a car stops to let you across, the scooters will get you :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tadpole on January 11, 2012, 07:26:25 pm

Try crushing their car while they are sitting in it  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Cars should indeed be confiscated, but not crushed. Very wasteful and environmentally unhelpful.
Get them checked by the AA, give them a new identity and put them to good use for the good of the nation/charity/whatever.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on January 14, 2012, 04:31:51 pm
I've just got a new phone delivered, and I've rung Orange to change the phone number to another one I have.  After pushing numbers to get to a department that probably isn't right, entering a password, I then get through to this department, only to be told "Sorry, this number is barred...."  It then hangs up.   >:( >:( >:(

I've just sent an email, and I've been told it could take seven days to call me back. ::)   :censored: outrageous.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on January 14, 2012, 04:47:46 pm
I've just got a new phone delivered, and I've rung Orange to change the phone number to another one I have.  After pushing numbers to get to a department that probably isn't right, entering a password, I then get through to this department, only to be told "Sorry, this number is barred...."  It then hangs up.   >:( >:( >:(

I've just sent an email, and I've been told it could take seven days to call me back. ::)   :censored: outrageous.
It`s taken me about a year to get it through Oranges thick sculls that I want no more to do with them...and even at 9months they were still trying to extract money form yo Access and Barklaycard accounts...........they now seem to have got the message thou.
So good luck Tank  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on January 14, 2012, 04:50:53 pm
 :o :o :o

Thanks for the late warning!  :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: grumbeast on January 14, 2012, 05:22:06 pm
 Well, a few years ago I was able to buy a new computer just for me thanks to an inheritance ( I've been using the wife's castoffs since the early 90s), it was a beast, dual quad core xeon Macintosh.. Thursday night it dies, not the drive, graphics card, memory or power but the blasted motherboard.  A fix or replacement just isn't feasible.  On the plus side, the same darling wife says we can get an iMac for me, which will be lovely, but the beast is no more  >:(

Graham
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on January 15, 2012, 07:38:50 am
You'll like the iMac and if you really need to run any windows programs you can install windows7 in boot camp,a lot better than running a virtual windows software package and about the same price.
The telephone support is also first class.

I run Anyrail,Solid edge 2D cad,and an old Photoshop program on mine.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 23, 2012, 08:48:29 pm
We may be an angry lot with more pages in this thread than in the Happy Thread, but we're more musical than both of them (58 pages) :music:
Doh! I think this should have been in the Happy Thread ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on January 24, 2012, 03:21:14 am
We may be an angry lot with more pages in this thread than in the Happy Thread, but we're more musical than both of them (58 pages) :music:
Doh! I think this should have been in the Happy Thread ::)

Come off it Nobby you know we all like a good old whinge more than music :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Over half of the threads on the music section have not been answered but nearly every thread on the Angry Thread have had a response  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Moaners 10 Music Lovers 6.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 24, 2012, 08:04:05 am
Got to work this morning to find a Mini blocking one of the gates. While I was unlocking the gate and opening the one that wasn't blocked they decided to move the mini, hitting my car in the process then driving off. >:(

As I work right beside a railway station I shall be keeping an eye out now to see if it is a regular drop off and have some words (most of which will not be printable here.)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 24, 2012, 08:23:07 am
Didn't you get his number, that is an offence driving away from a collision  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 24, 2012, 08:33:59 am
Sadly no. It was too dark and they turned the lights off until they were up the road a bit. I was actually in the yard when they done it, heard the noise, went back to my car as they hurriedly drove off.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 24, 2012, 08:43:00 am
Still worth phoning the police, you know it was a mini, have an idea of the colour,  and you will at least get a crime report number for your insurers if you have any damage to get repaired
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 24, 2012, 08:50:37 am
I've got a crack in the bumper, as it's a old Volvo and built like a tank I'm hoping they came off a lot worse.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on January 24, 2012, 11:00:24 am
I've waited a week for the Mrs to go to work so I can crack on with my layout building, and I have a migraine. ::)  Another delay!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: polo2k on January 24, 2012, 11:39:21 am
I've waited a week for the Mrs to go to work so I can crack on with my layout building, and I have a migraine. ::)  Another delay!!!

bolldy hell, how long does it take her to get ready!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on January 24, 2012, 11:44:27 am
I've waited a week for the Mrs to go to work so I can crack on with my layout building, and I have a migraine. ::)  Another delay!!!


bolldy hell, how long does it take her to get ready!


(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Emoticons/50d550c3.gif)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on January 24, 2012, 06:26:56 pm
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on January 26, 2012, 08:13:43 am
Woken up by mr postie with me thinking my 2x class 37 and new wagons have arrived, only to find 4 packages that were posted by myself to ebay and forum mumbers had be sent back!!

stupid man at the post office had put my address as the track address i think so now i have 4 unhappy people waiting for n gauge that wont arrive this week.  :thumbsdown:

VERY ANGRY!

and to top it off my bits havent arrived either  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mr chapman on January 26, 2012, 06:50:31 pm
A group of boys (age ten max) having a row over why they havent they added each other as a friend on facebook. What happend to climbing trees??? Up yours young people!  :computerangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 26, 2012, 07:24:32 pm
A group of boys (age ten max) having a row over why they haven't they added each other as a friend on facebook. What happened to climbing trees??? Up yours young people!  :computerangry:

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on January 29, 2012, 03:40:55 pm
Last year I knocked one of the push in buffers off my Warship,my wife managed to find it and I put it away to refit at a later date,that date was today.

Of course just as I was about to push it into place it went ping to another dimension,so my Warship is still missing a buffer.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 29, 2012, 04:15:58 pm
Empty the vacuum cleaner, have a good go round in whichever dimension it may have pinged and tip out the contents onto white paper.  You might need to vac a couple of times, but i found loads of pinged bits this way over the years.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 29, 2012, 05:42:11 pm

Of course just as I was about to push it into place it went ping to another dimension,

Allan

That's where class 52 Western Enterprise is ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 29, 2012, 05:47:20 pm

Of course just as I was about to push it into place it went ping to another dimension,

Allan

That's where class 52 Western Enterprise is ;D

Nobby, I think the Vacuum cleaner is what they made "Enterprise" into after it was scrapped at Swindon ! In those days Dyson's were made up the road in Malmesbury... Just a thought ! :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: polo2k on January 29, 2012, 06:58:09 pm

Of course just as I was about to push it into place it went ping to another dimension,

Allan

That's where class 52 Western Enterprise is ;D

Nobby, I think the Vacuum cleaner is what they made "Enterprise" into after it was scrapped at Swindon ! In those days Dyson's were made up the road in Malmesbury... Just a thought ! :evil:

As a resident of swindon...


...
...
...


... sorry bout that



:P  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 30, 2012, 12:09:08 am
I resided and worked there back BEFORE they cut up the lovely beesties . In fact in reference to my recent event , it was when I thought there was an earthquake one morning only to realise they were resurfacing the home outside my house with a road roller !

Happy days of Birch Street the Prince of Wales, The glue Pot and the once mighty Mechanic's institute. :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on January 30, 2012, 12:27:15 am
The Glue Pot, what a fantastic pub with excellent beer  :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 30, 2012, 10:42:21 am
Nice to hear that its still there ! I was drinking there in the mid 70's is it still Devenish ?. Move to happy thread..?.I see you are in the birthplace of 6X , now I'm getting homesick or maybe just suffering from a severe lack of good old real ale only lager here ok , stay in Angry mode.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 30, 2012, 11:39:12 am
You'll be waxing lyrical about the Brunel rooms next  :smiley-laughing:
I stayed in Toothill for a while so used to frequent the Toot & Whistle, then there were Friday afternoons in the pub in Hilmarton (don't recall the name) then I moved out to Clyffe Pypard and (occasionally) worked and drank in the Goddard Arms - proper ale & a skittle alley  :beers: ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on January 30, 2012, 11:41:53 am
Why is it so goddamned dificult and expensive to pay for anything without the use of a Credit or Debit card  >:( >:(

Managed to win some Dapol Cargowaggons from Rails of Sheffield off of Fleebay the other day and as I don't have a Credit/Debit card or Paypal account, I had to use a Postal Order, the flaming Post Office are now charging 12.5% for the privilege!!!!!!!

When everyone is moaning about personal debt, I'm trying to do without the evil Credit Cards and finding that it's just to expensive to live without one, and when you try to buy something I can't get credit, because my Credit Score is low, because I don't have a Credit Card AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Can I just point out to these idiots, that Cash is just as good as plastic and in fact was around long before Credit or Debit cards were.

Rant mode off!!!!!

Regards

Neal.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on January 30, 2012, 11:43:53 am
You'll be waxing lyrical about the Brunel rooms next  :smiley-laughing:
I stayed in Toothill for a while so used to frequent the Toot & Whistle, then there were Friday afternoons in the pub in Hilmarton (don't recall the name) then I moved out to Clyffe Pypard and (occasionally) worked and drank in the Goddard Arms - proper ale & a skittle alley  :beers: ;D

Lawrence,

The pub in Hilmarton is The Duke Hotel.

Cheers

Neal.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on January 30, 2012, 11:51:06 am
Why is it so goddamned dificult and expensive to pay for anything without the use of a Credit or Debit card  >:( >:(

Managed to win some Dapol Cargowaggons from Rails of Sheffield off of Fleebay the other day and as I don't have a Credit/Debit card or Paypal account, I had to use a Postal Order, the flaming Post Office are now charging 12.5% for the privilege!!!!!!!

When everyone is moaning about personal debt, I'm trying to do without the evil Credit Cards and finding that it's just to expensive to live without one, and when you try to buy something I can't get credit, because my Credit Score is low, because I don't have a Credit Card AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Can I just point out to these idiots, that Cash is just as good as plastic and in fact was around long before Credit or Debit cards were.

Rant mode off!!!!!

Regards

Neal.

Cant speak for back home but here in Oz a family member tried to apply for a credit card and couldn't get one because she didn't have a drivers licence or passport  :thumbsdown:

Seems to me that your dammed if you do and dammed if you don't  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tackleberry on January 30, 2012, 02:16:32 pm
Being patronised!!!!!!!
I put up with for the last 2 years from someone at work, finally had enough of being talked down to, being patronised and made to feel small by him so i snapped......
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on January 30, 2012, 02:31:22 pm
Why is it so goddamned dificult and expensive to pay for anything without the use of a Credit or Debit card  >:( >:(

Managed to win some Dapol Cargowaggons from Rails of Sheffield off of Fleebay the other day and as I don't have a Credit/Debit card or Paypal account, I had to use a Postal Order, the flaming Post Office are now charging 12.5% for the privilege!!!!!!!

When everyone is moaning about personal debt, I'm trying to do without the evil Credit Cards and finding that it's just to expensive to live without one, and when you try to buy something I can't get credit, because my Credit Score is low, because I don't have a Credit Card AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Can I just point out to these idiots, that Cash is just as good as plastic and in fact was around long before Credit or Debit cards were.

Rant mode off!!!!!

Regards

Neal.

Can understand not having a Credit Card to avoid personal debt but you can't run up debt with a Debit Card so why not have one? At least then if the money isn't in the account, you can't have whatever it is you're trying to buy  ;) 

Eventually everything will be pay-by-card anyway and cash will become pretty much non-existant.


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on January 30, 2012, 02:42:23 pm
I had to apply for a credit card so I could hire a car as they would not accept a debit card.  I was not keen as I am an impulse buyer, but I find I use it to buy stuff and (so far) I have paid it off every month in full.

It must be the advancing years that has allowed some sense to creep in, but it only shows on the outside, inside there still lurks a mad teenage jock  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on January 30, 2012, 08:10:04 pm
Don't know what the situation is back home but here in Oz you can go to the Post Office and buy a Visa or Mastercard with various values up to $250, a $100 card costs about $105 and gives you $100 credit.

This is a great way to buy online as it does not connect with your personal accounts.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on January 30, 2012, 08:26:02 pm
Nice to hear that its still there ! I was drinking there in the mid 70's is it still Devenish ?. Move to happy thread..?.I see you are in the birthplace of 6X , now I'm getting homesick or maybe just suffering from a severe lack of good old real ale only lager here ok , stay in Angry mode.

[happy mode]The Glue Pot is now Hopback with an ex-Wadworths landlord[/happy mode]
[not so happy mode]I must confess I'm not a fan of Wadworths beer even though up until 6 years ago I lived next to the brewery. I'm now near the Moonrakers pub but that's another long story[/not so happy mode]
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 30, 2012, 08:28:31 pm
Don't know what the situation is back home but here in Oz you can go to the Post Office and buy a Visa or Mastercard with various values up to $250, a $100 card costs about $105 and gives you $100 credit.

This is a great way to buy online as it does not connect with your personal accounts.

What a damned good idea, but as far as I know not available in the UK :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: StufromEGDL on January 30, 2012, 08:35:35 pm
Nice to hear that its still there ! I was drinking there in the mid 70's is it still Devenish ?. Move to happy thread..?.I see you are in the birthplace of 6X , now I'm getting homesick or maybe just suffering from a severe lack of good old real ale only lager here ok , stay in Angry mode.

[happy mode]The Glue Pot is now Hopback with an ex-Wadworths landlord[/happy mode]
[not so happy mode]I must confess I'm not a fan of Wadworths beer even though up until 6 years ago I lived next to the brewery. I'm now near the Moonrakers pub but that's another long story[/not so happy mode]

Not that far away from me then.....
Just down the road in Upper Stratton!!!

Later;
STU from EGDL
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on January 30, 2012, 08:39:41 pm
I have a Mastercard, issued by my utilities supplier (Utility Warehouse), which I can load up as needed. This also can be used at certain listed retailers to give a discount. The great thing about it is that, if stolen, the theives cannot rack up a huge bill for me.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 30, 2012, 08:43:01 pm
I have very fond memories of slurping way too much 6X - but that was in Bristol and Bath. Dunno whether the Smiles brewery is still going but that was a great quaffing ale too :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on January 30, 2012, 08:54:29 pm
Not that far away from me then.....
Just down the road in Upper Stratton!!!

Later;
STU from EGDL

Sorry Stu, not that Moonrakers, the REAL Moonrakers in Devizes.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 30, 2012, 09:09:25 pm
You'll be waxing lyrical about the Brunel rooms next  :smiley-laughing:
I stayed in Toothill for a while so used to frequent the Toot & Whistle, then there were Friday afternoons in the pub in Hilmarton (don't recall the name) then I moved out to Clyffe Pypard and (occasionally) worked and drank in the Goddard Arms - proper ale & a skittle alley  :beers: ;D

You're going to prompt me to start a sad thread now  ;) RIP RAF Lyneham!!! Had a very happy tour as you obviously did too Lawrence  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 30, 2012, 09:22:08 pm
I don't know about happy David, that is where I met and married Della, and that was 28 years ago  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 30, 2012, 09:39:48 pm
Not so happy for her then   ;D !!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on January 30, 2012, 09:43:15 pm
Not so happy for her then   ;D !!!

I can see you getting your legs slapped of that remark  ;D

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 30, 2012, 10:03:46 pm
Not so happy for her then   ;D !!!

I can see you getting your legs slapped of that remark  ;D

Allan

I'll wait until his broken leg has healed then I can slap both  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 30, 2012, 10:08:32 pm
You get a better quality of banter in the RAF, don't you Lawrence?! Won't be going anywhere near you for a while though!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Cimmerian on February 03, 2012, 11:52:20 am
The work filter system has decided this morning that this site is a personal blog and won't let me on it anymore. :thumbsdown: :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on February 03, 2012, 11:54:40 am
Oh no!  Complain!!! :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on February 03, 2012, 12:01:22 pm
Don't know what the situation is back home but here in Oz you can go to the Post Office and buy a Visa or Mastercard with various values up to $250, a $100 card costs about $105 and gives you $100 credit.

This is a great way to buy online as it does not connect with your personal accounts.

What a damned good idea, but as far as I know not available in the UK :(

There are cards available in the UK, one of my friends has one, I will ask her where she got it from and let you know  :thumbsup:


cheers John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Cimmerian on February 03, 2012, 12:04:31 pm
Oh no!  Complain!!! :D

I can see that going down well...

"Dear Sir, Why do you want me to work instead of reading posts about model railways?"

I can almost feel the pay rise on its way to me. :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: point blank on February 09, 2012, 12:33:44 pm
I had to make my way to hospital yesterday for an operation under general anesthetic so had to be picked up after discharge at night meaning It would have been a bit awkward to use the car to get there.
So I thought that I would try the fantastic bus network that they are trying to prise us out of our cars to and from work with.
A 15 minute journey in the car took one hour on the bus after taking me on a tour of the Fylde coast and cost £3.45.
I have got one of the thirstiest cars on the road and I can get there and back for that. So sorry Stagecoach but you can stick your buses where the sun doesn't shine and I will stick to the car. >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 09, 2012, 01:12:50 pm
Apart from being irate, I hope everything went OK for you :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: point blank on February 09, 2012, 01:22:53 pm
Apart from being irate, I hope everything went OK for you :wave:
I'm fine thanks, just a bit sore after having my gallblader removed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on February 09, 2012, 01:29:15 pm
I had to make my way to hospital yesterday for an operation under general anesthetic so had to be picked up after discharge at night meaning It would have been a bit awkward to use the car to get there.

i recently had an operation under general anaesthetic and was told not to drive for 48 hours,something to do with insurance I was told.I knew you shouldn't drive home or use public transport immediately after an operation using a general anaesthetic.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: polo2k on February 09, 2012, 01:41:22 pm
speaking from experiance, within 48 Hours of a general anestetic, dont bother with a Prodigy concert. Didnt enjoy it as much as I would have liked.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: point blank on February 09, 2012, 02:21:25 pm
i recently had an operation under general anaesthetic and was told not to drive for 48 hours,something to do with insurance I was told.I knew you shouldn't drive home or use public transport immediately after an operation using a general anaesthetic.

Allan
My wife picked me up after being discharged, thankfully the bus ride was just to get there to save her the trouble of nipping out of work and running me.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: point blank on February 09, 2012, 02:28:18 pm
speaking from experiance, within 48 Hours of a general anestetic, dont bother with a Prodigy concert. Didnt enjoy it as much as I would have liked.

And my wife thought it was just me that was mad, let me explain....
I got discharged at 1930 four hours after my gallbladder removed, and we went straight to the Opera House to watch Sarah Millican which we booked last year.
Going to see a funny comedian when your insides are killing you, you feel sick and are fighting to stop awake is not the best idea of fun. But if I am honest I am glad that I went.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: polo2k on February 09, 2012, 02:37:52 pm
But isnt it surprising how effective a couple of beers are!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: point blank on February 09, 2012, 02:46:14 pm
But isnt it surprising how effective a couple of beers are!
Unfortunately sips of water were all that I could manage  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: polo2k on February 09, 2012, 02:48:19 pm
probably for the best given the effect even lager has shortly after!

(and while were on the subject, dont have a curry, after a concert, the day after having wisdom teeth out!)

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on February 09, 2012, 03:04:36 pm
Main reason for not driving a car, after internal operations, is so that you don't rearrange your innards when the stitches give up under the G-force of an emergency stop. How they know that the bus/taxi/neighbour/other half will get you home, without having to brake hard, defeats me. I am due yet another op on my throat, and have to return to the hospital for the stitches to be removed two days later. To avoid unnecessary travel, I will be put up for free in the attached hotel (where expectant fathers can stay) for those two days. NHS rules OK (makes a change).  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 09, 2012, 03:12:58 pm
How they know that the bus/taxi/neighbour/other half will get you home, without having to brake hard, defeats me.

I think the theory is that if they find you in bits after an emergency stop they can take you back to casualty !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 09, 2012, 03:20:34 pm
Having had 2 hernia operations in the last 10 years (one for lifting a very heavy air guitar and the other for raising an eyebrow), I can vouch for the 'don't drive' instruction. Trouble is my sister picked me up from the last one in her Audi TT. By the time I had coiled myself into/out of it I was almost volunteering to go back to hospital. :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on February 09, 2012, 04:58:42 pm

To avoid unnecessary travel, I will be put up for free in the attached hotel (where expectant fathers can stay) for those two days. NHS rules OK (makes a change).  :thumbsup:

If it's the hotel at the City hospital,it's excellent.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tadpole on February 10, 2012, 11:55:09 am
Having had 2 hernia operations in the last 10 years (one for lifting a very heavy air guitar and the other for raising an eyebrow), I can vouch for the 'don't drive' instruction. Trouble is my sister picked me up from the last one in her Audi TT. By the time I had coiled myself into/out of it I was almost volunteering to go back to hospital. :(

:smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Those pesky air guitars can be suprisingly heavy!

as for this guy:  :-\
both eyebrows at once - owch!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on February 11, 2012, 03:20:34 pm

To avoid unnecessary travel, I will be put up for free in the attached hotel (where expectant fathers can stay) for those two days. NHS rules OK (makes a change).  :thumbsup:

If it's the hotel at the City hospital,it's excellent.

Allan

That's the one. Hope it's not full up when I (eventually) get my op date.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on February 11, 2012, 03:30:51 pm
You'll have to check,but I think food in the cafeteria is free as well.

Your own room,TV,en suite bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities,.......does your wife know your an expectant father,or is it something best kept from her. ;D

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on February 11, 2012, 03:39:04 pm
Hmm, that's a thought. Do they do double rooms? I fancy my next nipper being called "City", as per Beck and Posh's brat naming method, (as long as my stitches don't burst in the process!).  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2012, 04:55:53 pm
Watching England vs Italy.....I can't believe England let Italy get that second try!!!! >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 11, 2012, 06:07:31 pm
I can't believe England have won their first 2 matches  :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2012, 06:11:17 pm
Great work for a new team I suppose.  Still, we knew the first match would be a breeze.  ;)  Just kidding, both matches were close calls.  I did think we deserved to win today, as we had the edge.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on February 11, 2012, 06:14:46 pm
I did think we deserved to win today, as we had the edge.

Does he not play in U2?  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

I can't believe England have won their first 2 matches  :o

Bulging brown envelopes  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 11, 2012, 07:41:57 pm
I can't believe England have won their first 2 matches  :o

Well if the Scots could catch or kick they wouldn't have 8-P
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 11, 2012, 07:49:51 pm
Unfortunately Parks retired 1 game too late, the Scots were ill disciplined, gave away too many penalties and suffered too many unforced errors.

They will atone for that tomorrow Alan  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2012, 07:53:04 pm
They will atone for that tomorrow Alan  ;)

Maybe, but thanks for the Calcutta Cup. ;D  Until next time..... :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on February 13, 2012, 11:45:13 pm
They will atone for that tomorrow Alan  ;)

Oops, maybe not then
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 14, 2012, 12:00:10 am
'fraid not 8)

Although it was actually good to see that Scotland remembered how to play the game in the second half. It's been far far too long, and hopefully they'll now get some wins in the later games.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 14, 2012, 08:17:49 am
Bloomin good game though, I think they should use the sin bin like they do in ice hockey, so if you are down to 14 men and the opposition scores a try, you get the man back on.  Thought the ref was poor for both sides though, vive la differance my bahookie  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on February 20, 2012, 04:30:12 pm
Not angry as such (yet) but doing an early spring clean on the yard and have found some failed wired fishplates so I'm currently cooking my fingers with a soldering iron putting some emergency droppers in,ought get carried away and put in a redundancy system,,,,
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 22, 2012, 07:15:13 pm
I'd like to take a moment to nominate Hornby/Arnold for the 'taking the proverbial' engineering award.

The Arnold ICE3 set has a pair of 6pin DCC sockets and plugs.

Now there are lots of places you could put them but in this case they are on the bottom of a PCB facing the underside of the loco.

Is there a plate on the bottom to gain access - no

To change the decoder plugs and fit a decoder I had to

- Remove the top body
- Slide a screw driver down behind the metal chassis block clips to the bottom moulding
- Remove that (carefully and part way as there is a wire through it
- Remove  the bogies and towers (and on the motor coach this also disengages the drive shafts
- Remove the PCB (carefully its on short wires to the motor)
- Fit the decoder

Reverse the entire process including threading the drive shafts back in.

The bright side is that there is going to be room for sound in the trailing car. The downside is I'm going to have to repeat the entire process to fit it.

Oh yes and the inter-vehicle couplers are even more inane than the Kato Eurostar, so its not a model you can keep putting away. Hornby do graciously give you *one* spare small sharp pointy and easy to lose coupler however - in a little non resealable bag to ensure it gets lost in the box once you've opened it.

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on February 22, 2012, 07:35:53 pm
That reminds me of a Linde (German made) forklift i worked on once....

Part of the service is to change the spark plugs (gas engine) - I had to remove the alternator to get to No 4....!

Took me an hour to change one spark plug... >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  and i had two more of the *******  to do before i went home.... :thumbsdown:

So I know how you feel EP ! By the way, the ICE 3 looks great - it's worth the effort !  ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on February 25, 2012, 07:45:43 pm

My Dapol Class 58 has just burnt out - 10 days out of guarantee!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  >:( >:( The only good thing was that it didn't take the decoder with it.   

That's only the fourth Dapol unit I've had that hasn't got past the first year. I've had three HST sets that didn't get past four months before they smoked or just packed up!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( Straight back to Hattons/Rails for refunds they went with no quibbles from either of them, just quick refunds.

The 58 came from Kernow Model Railway Centre and some how I think all I'm going to get is a "sorry try BR Lines" when after I've taken a 50 mile round trip. At least I can get a cuppa while I'm down that way, my eldest daughter lives within walking distance of the shop.

I wouldn't mind so much if I ran my stock a full speed but I don't. It can't just be a Dapol thing can it, after all, I've got second hand farish units that run sweet as nuts.

NOT a happy bunny!!! >:( >:(

Rant over

Jack

PS. Who ever thought of the Angry Thread - take a pat on the back
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EddieA on February 29, 2012, 06:13:06 pm
Some (expletive!) recently managed to hit the back bumper of my car in a public car park, leaving a small but perfectly formed indentation in it. Of course they obviously didn't have a pen or bit of paper with them to leave their details! Decided today to try to repair it only to discover that Halfords don't do my colour as a standard. Good news is that they can supply it as a 'special mix'. Bad news - it is going to cost well over a fiver more for the service.

I'll be looking around for somewhere else that does auto paints first.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 02, 2012, 03:20:06 am
Australian Roads :evil: :evil: :evil:

First reason for being angry, first day on holidays last week with my caravan parked in a McDonalds carpark a truck hit my caravan and put a 6ft long 3/4in deep groove in the side of my caravan and then drove off :evil:

Later tha same day there was a major accident on the highway and traffic heading south was redirected around some back roads, we saw a sign saying Pacific Hwy 27km so made the turn onto the road, after about 10km the tarmac road turned into gravel and on a bend the gravel had built up and when the car hit the gravel it was like driving on marbles.

The car and caravan started fishtailing and eventually the caravan went down a 3ft deep gutter and rolled over on a 45 degree angle with the back wheels of the car off the ground, I nearly took a fit when I got out of the car and saw it laying on its side with the underneath totally exposed.

I tried to get the caravan off ther car but it wouldnt budge, only thing left was to say a prayer, we were blocking the road with no prospect of traffic coming any time soon, with a mighty heave with a large screwdriver I found the extra strength to release the car and headed off to get help, a small truck was coming in thew opposite direction so I flagged the bloke down and asked him if he had any rope, no worries mate I'll see you at your car, I tied the rope to the axle of the caravan and to the towbar on my car and with smoking tyres I tipped the van back onto its wheels.

To my amazement the was very little damage to the exterior but inside the stove/oven had shot out of its place and landed on the opposite side of the van, after much tidying up we eventually got to where we were going and thankfully the only thing not working was the stove as the gas pipe had broken.

So yes I am very angry that the NSW roads department can put a massive green and silver sign pointing to a highway only to find that it runs into a bush track, as for the Mc Donalds incident I would love to get the mongrel who drove off after hitting my van. :evil:

Well thats my moan for this week, only one week left on the holiday and the caravan park is located right beside the Main North Coast Railway line, trouble is all the  :censored: trains seem to run at night so still cranky. :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 02, 2012, 08:45:16 am
Oh my hat - you're meant to be having a break from all the stuff everyday life throws at us :o

I hope the rest of your hols is free from incident and that you can relax (safe in the knowledge all our sympathies are with you) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on March 02, 2012, 09:46:48 am
Blimey Dave, what a nightmare!!!!  Glad nothing serious happened - ie turning the car over!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 02, 2012, 10:12:34 am
Hells teeth Dave, you will need another holiday to recover!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on March 02, 2012, 10:44:07 am
Sorry to hear your bad news Dave !!!!

Scary stuff with the caravan!!! Hope the rest of your hols pass without incident.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 02, 2012, 12:05:43 pm
 :o hope things improve!  Hope you have planty of beer on board.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: boffin22 on March 02, 2012, 06:40:45 pm
Just returned from Lanzarote. Very angry at not being able to find a model shop with a huge stock of N Gauge British  Outline. Shan't go there again. >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on March 02, 2012, 06:44:07 pm
Just returned from Lanzarote. Very angry at not being able to find a model shop with a huge stock of N Gauge British  Outline. Shan't go there again. >:(

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

I doubt you found much in the way of real railways on the island either!

Hope you had a good holiday though (other than having an N Gauge Drought) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: boffin22 on March 02, 2012, 11:03:17 pm
Also got angry with buses that didn't turn up!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 05, 2012, 09:41:47 am
Thank you all for your kind thoughts re Caravan accident, thankfully we are back home now and the caravan and car are still in one piece, some repairs to do to the caravan that I have to organize so we are lucky.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 05, 2012, 11:09:54 am
Welcome back, Dave :wave:
I hope that, despite the traumas, you had a great holiday :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on March 05, 2012, 12:38:00 pm
Welcome back, Dave :wave:
I hope that, despite the traumas, you had a great holiday :thumbsup:

After your "great" adventures I can only echo newportnobby's words.  :thumbsup:

Jack
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: boffin22 on March 05, 2012, 01:13:32 pm
Thanks to those who showed concern over the lack of model shops and buses whilst on holiday :smiley-laughing: but I did return suitably sunburned and  my usual supplier in the NW (no names mentioned) can benefit as I couldn't buy any N in Lanzarote.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on March 05, 2012, 05:37:38 pm
Been away for the weekend and I think I have turned my iPhone into a brick, it does not like water that is for sure.  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 05, 2012, 05:49:21 pm
Been away for the weekend and I think I have turned my iPhone into a brick, it does not like water that is for sure.  >:(

D'oh!  A friend has an Otter case, which is supposed to be waterproof, drop proof etc... Assuming you get a replacement.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on March 05, 2012, 05:55:24 pm
Doesn't it upset the otter when you ... ?

...

...

I'll get me coat ...

Mike
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on March 06, 2012, 02:23:26 am
something has just really annoyed me at work tonight,

had a doctor on call car arrive at my front gate and press the intercom i pressed the open gate and said come to the security office for assistance in find where they were going,
the driver drove in didnt accknowledge what i had said and drove past my office off around the park, they drove round a bit then sat like lemons for 5-10 mintutes,

eventually i got tired of them siting there and went and found them and asked where they were going, to which they asked for what i know to be an empty plot, then it dawns on me that they are at riverside caravan park bognor regis when they should be at lake side caravan park chichester  ::)

if they had bothered to come to me the first time much less time would have been wasted,

i just hope the poor person waiting for a doctor wasnt in too much discomfort,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bad Raven on March 06, 2012, 09:23:32 am

At the end of the day I was presented with the invoice for me to sign-off and charge against my project...what I saw left me stunned!

£200 FOR SOME LOUSEY BL***Y SANDWICHES!!!

That equates to £12.50 per head.  not the middle of Tokyo...there's tons of space around...its not at a premium here!!


My wife was just bought a "Afternoon Tea" in a London (Bayswater) Hotel as a retirement present.......a round of sandwiches that could be one mouthful and two small cakes..................£64 a head!!!!!! 

 >:( >:(    RIP OFF!!!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 06, 2012, 09:32:24 am

At the end of the day I was presented with the invoice for me to sign-off and charge against my project...what I saw left me stunned!

£200 FOR SOME LOUSEY BL***Y SANDWICHES!!!

That equates to £12.50 per head.  not the middle of Tokyo...there's tons of space around...its not at a premium here!!


My wife was just bought a "Afternoon Tea" in a London (Bayswater) Hotel as a retirement present.......a round of sandwiches that could be one mouthful and two small cakes..................£64 a head!!!!!! 

 >:( >:(    RIP OFF!!!!!!

Wait utill the Olympics start  ::)

Last week on the tv programme The Tube, one lady stated the hotels were increasing their prices six fold during the olympics  :o

If they are not careful this will end up like the Athens games, the hotels upped their prices and even though people had tickets for the games they did not go because the whole trip was going to cost too much.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 06, 2012, 10:56:20 am
D'oh!  A friend has an Otter case, which is supposed to be waterproof, drop proof etc... Assuming you get a replacement.

You can make tea with them as well providing its a water 'otter ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on March 06, 2012, 11:23:05 am
I think that this guy is overspending  a bit so stop complaining about a few hundred quid  :smiley-laughing:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/alex--ace-of-spades--hope-racks-up-incredible-%C2%A3200-000-bar-bill.html (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/alex--ace-of-spades--hope-racks-up-incredible-%C2%A3200-000-bar-bill.html)

 ::) ::) defiantly a banker  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 06, 2012, 11:28:37 am
It was mentioned on the radio this morning.
Evidently the 10% service bill was £18,000 :beers: :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 06, 2012, 12:13:47 pm
And who says the highest tax band shouldn't be at least 50%....


Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Crackerbill on March 07, 2012, 01:02:26 am
My desk top computer has just died. :( :( :thumbsdown:

Just won't switch on, I took the front off and  had a look at the switch, but it seems to ackle OK.  Damn it as I used it for printing and scanning etc.  Still I'll just have to persevere with my laptop which is a nuisance as the reason I have the laptop is for portability not to use it in situ.  >:( >:(

On the bright side, I can now remove the desk top computer and make more room for my trains - there's always a silver lining  :thumbsup:

Bill
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 07, 2012, 09:06:11 am
This may seem a daft question but have you checked the fuse in the plug or extension lead if you are plugged into one?  It may be a simple PSU swap out, shouldn't cost much
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Crackerbill on March 08, 2012, 01:04:56 am
This may seem a daft question but have you checked the fuse in the plug or extension lead if you are plugged into one?  It may be a simple PSU swap out, shouldn't cost much

Thanks for the thoughts, I have tried all the normal checks and cannot as yet find a solution.  I will do a further in depth service when I get time from our new Puppy.  I havn't even done a thing in regard to my trains for over the last three weeks now!!  Doom and gloom.

Bill
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on March 08, 2012, 06:51:56 am
Speaking of the Olympics,I work for one.of the companies doing the shuttle bus services to and from the various venues.
Now last year,around september,we were 'invited' to apply to be drivers to cover these services.The terms were very good indeed,except that we had to do the shuttle services during our holidays,so what we had as part of the terms was the equivalent of three and a half times our weekly wage,free laid on accomodation,free travel to and from our homes at weekends and also meal allowances.Which all in total equates to pretty much no expenses whilstl away from home.To some this would be as you'd expect.
As a driver with the company for the last three years and a period of employment with them for fifteen years you would expect that I'd be a shoe in.But no,I don't have enough days 'annual leave' to qualify so no Olympics for me.I wouldn't even mind forgoing my holidays either as I wouldn't have anything to do with passengers as there is a steward on board for that.
So a couple of months ago a notice went up for people to volunteer to be stewards on board.I also applied to be one of those and have just been told again that i don't have enough leave to qualify for the whole event,and I've heard they are struggling to fill these positions.
Well,let them struggle.I'll just go away.for a few days or a week or whatever or may just stay at home,playing trains and doing layout work.
For those that think I may be interested in the whole patriotism behind our hosting of the olympics,I'm not in thw slightest.In fact,I'm of the belief that it all will be as Al Murray Pub Landlord says.
Anyway,every cloud and all that guff.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on March 08, 2012, 09:58:13 am
Personally I think the Olympics should be for individual competitors and no team or doubles events should be included.They'll be wanting to include line dancing next.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on March 08, 2012, 10:11:13 am
Glad I'm not the only one hacked off with the olympics already. The government has spent billions of our money building venues and promoting this rubbish, saying it will be so good for the country >:(: what a misleading statement, the only people who will make any money out of it are those who already have plenty, people who own Hotels and the like! The rest of us will just find disruption, massive traffic jams and much general inconvenience. And when it's all over, endless reports and speculation about how much loss we made over it!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on March 08, 2012, 11:43:30 am
My career plan was to work for g4s during the Olympics but I'm glad I'm  not as g4s is recruiting a foreign legion of stewards and door supervisor qualified staff to fulfill targets that in my view will be a mistake, most of the security industry disagrees with their tactics,,,,
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on March 08, 2012, 11:56:25 am
Several bodies have approached the coach company I work for regarding transport to and from events, but gladly my boss said no way! I can just imagine the traffic chaos, and on the subject of security, how much is it going to cost us to have a warship stationed on the thames on full alert for the duration of the games, plus 4 strike aircraft?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on March 08, 2012, 01:19:57 pm
it's the London Olympics, nothing to do with the UK other than the rest of the UK paying for it. Hopefully will be able to avoid most of it.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on March 08, 2012, 01:43:20 pm
Unfortunately my job involves regular trips to London, and Heathrow and Gatwick, such fun >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on March 08, 2012, 01:50:16 pm
it's the London Olympics, nothing to do with the UK other than the rest of the UK paying for it. Hopefully will be able to avoid most of it.

Not all of it is in London though.

For example the sailing etc is in Weymouth and the football is spread around the country.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on March 08, 2012, 02:12:21 pm
Well as we're hosting it let's hope our athletes pull out all the stops and win, win, win!  :thumbsup:
Personally I'll be doing some railway modelling...  ;D

Wait up, that should be in the happy thread!  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on March 08, 2012, 07:44:38 pm
All-

Just to prevent a possible 'powder keg' being ignited about the Olympics and the politics behind it, please refer to section i) of the N Gauge Forum Code of Conduct.

Angry thread is provided for people to 'let off steam' and not to get angry with each other :'(. What ever people think about the Olympic games politics both positive and negative are not for discussion here. After recent rows developing on the forum regarding similar issues Iam concious of this developing into a similar fall-out.

Please uderstand this is only to keep harmoney on the forum and to prevent the moderating team working unneccessary overtime :computerangry: ::)

Thank You all for your continued support of N Gauge Forum :NGaugeForum: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on March 08, 2012, 11:33:46 pm
am currently p'd off with my satellite system, in the middle of watching cruft's first lost all sound then the picxture went as well.
tried other channels and no signal.  checked the system using a spare receiver and had exactly the same channels missing. recon a transponder on the satellite must have gone down because the channels i can receive are excellent signal strength
sorry  about lower case only but am also having problems with my shift key.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on March 08, 2012, 11:57:56 pm
Have you tried pulling the power lead out of the back of the receiver,waiting thirty seconds then plugging the power lead back in and allowing it to reboot itself?
If you have done this to no avail,then has it been windy and possibly blown the dish very slightly out of alignment?
If not this either,what are the current weather conditions?
Heavy rain affects the signal,even if its not raining whwre you are,it may be raining somewhere close by and does cause the picture to fail and go to the warning message.
I have owned a Sky digital system and now have a hd set up and when the weather is bad it does affect the signal to the point of losing it entirely.
Hope this helps.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on March 09, 2012, 07:32:03 am
Oldman, it could have something to do with those solar flares that were reported on the news yesterday. They said it could cause problems with satellites and sat navs.

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 09, 2012, 08:10:23 am
Oldman, it could have something to do with those solar flares that were reported on the news yesterday. They said it could cause problems with satellites and sat navs.

Marty

Could explain why my satnav told me to turn right on a roundabout that didn't have a right turn ???
Then again, I never rely on the thing, especially not round Huddersfield!! :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on March 09, 2012, 04:08:22 pm
What is it with Ebay that my tired old brain wont cope with, I wait untill the last few seconds post my bid and immediately get outbid! Well fed up missed out on a couple of items I really wanted which are no longer available!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on March 09, 2012, 04:32:49 pm
Either someone 'sniped' you, or more likely someone had a higher bid in earlier.  If you really wanted them, you should put in your max bid ...

Mike
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on March 10, 2012, 01:32:08 pm
Thanks Mike, whats Snipe?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 10, 2012, 01:42:38 pm
A snipe is when they place their bid with only a few seconds to go which does not give you enough time to place another bid.

A good way is to put in the maximum you are willing to pay, this does not mean you will pay your maximum.  If something is at e.g. £2.50 and it indicates you need to bid at least £3, if you put in £6 the bid would only go up to £3 not your maximum of £6.  It would only go up to your maximum if someone placed a bid of £5.50 then your already placed bid of £6 would kick in.

It can be very frustrating when you get sniped but there are usually more of the same things a the following weeks  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on March 10, 2012, 02:16:12 pm
As Mike said, someone might have already had a much higher maximum bid amount in  :thumbsup: I always put in my maximum amount I'm prepared to pay straight away, if I get outbid then it's too expensive - wait for the next one  ;)


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on March 10, 2012, 03:27:59 pm
Went down to see if there was any post earlier. Must have delivered early today.  :o
Just one of those couldn't deliver cards from the postman. Package too big to fit through letter box.
There's three other flats in the house I live in, why couldn't they try any of them?  ???
Are they only allowed to press one bell and spend no more than 10 seconds to wait for an answer?
Now I have to wait 48hrs to make a special trip on Monday to collect it.  >:(

There, rant over...
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: thebrighton on March 10, 2012, 04:00:15 pm

There's three other flats in the house I live in, why couldn't they try any of them?  ???
Are they only allowed to press one bell and spend no more than 10 seconds to wait for an answer?
Now I have to wait 48hrs to make a special trip on Monday to collect it.  >:( CRETINS!


Hi,
I tend to just read posts on this forum and this isn't the way I'd like to make my first post.
Being a postie I find 'cretin' most offensive.
Due to security of the 'Queens Mail' we are not allowed to deliver your item to another address so cannot try the other numbers. Posties do though to help the customer but you would be surprised how many neighbours don't get on and the packet is never passed on. If the postie is caught doing this it can be a sackable offence under the conduct code regarding security of the mail. I should know as I am currently under a 2 year suspended dismissal for trying to help a customer in this way. An odd figure I know but we are given 58 seconds per packet call and believe me we like to get rid of your packet as we'd rather not continue carrying it round! Sure, you may have to wait 48 hours but at least you know you'll get it rather than a neighbour stealing it. You don't have to make a special trip either. Once you've got the card through the door you can request the packet be delivered to your home or indeed any other address that your local office covers.
We slog round every day carrying heavy bags in all weathers so please be certain of your facts before insulting people.
G
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on March 10, 2012, 04:24:57 pm

There's three other flats in the house I live in, why couldn't they try any of them?  ???
Are they only allowed to press one bell and spend no more than 10 seconds to wait for an answer?
Now I have to wait 48hrs to make a special trip on Monday to collect it.  >:( CRETINS!


Hi,
I tend to just read posts on this forum and this isn't the way I'd like to make my first post.
Being a postie I find 'cretin' most offensive.
Due to security of the 'Queens Mail' we are not allowed to deliver your item to another address so cannot try the other numbers. Posties do though to help the customer but you would be surprised how many neighbours don't get on and the packet is never passed on. If the postie is caught doing this it can be a sackable offence under the conduct code regarding security of the mail. I should know as I am currently under a 2 year suspended dismissal for trying to help a customer in this way. An odd figure I know but we are given 58 seconds per packet call and believe me we like to get rid of your packet as we'd rather not continue carrying it round! Sure, you may have to wait 48 hours but at least you know you'll get it rather than a neighbour stealing it. You don't have to make a special trip either. Once you've got the card through the door you can request the packet be delivered to your home or indeed any other address that your local office covers.
We slog round every day carrying heavy bags in all weathers so please be certain of your facts before insulting people.
G

Didn't mean to insult anyone, just letting off steam because it keeps happening.
(This is the angry thread after all...)
Neighbors won't steal it here, we have one front door and a communal hall where all the post, papers etc gets put.
But I know I'm lucky and that thats probably in a minority.

58 seconds per packet call? Crikey.
That's not very long to hear the bell ring, open the flat door, and charge down three flights of stairs to answer the front door.
Think I need a firemans pole!  :smiley-laughing:

Sorry to hear about your suspension for trying to be helpful.
Again, No offense meant to any posties, past or present.
You all do a great job in all weathers, come rain or shine.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on March 10, 2012, 04:25:48 pm

There's three other flats in the house I live in, why couldn't they try any of them?  ???
Are they only allowed to press one bell and spend no more than 10 seconds to wait for an answer?
Now I have to wait 48hrs to make a special trip on Monday to collect it.  >:( CRETINS!


Hi,
I tend to just read posts on this forum and this isn't the way I'd like to make my first post.
Being a postie I find 'cretin' most offensive.
Due to security of the 'Queens Mail' we are not allowed to deliver your item to another address so cannot try the other numbers. Posties do though to help the customer but you would be surprised how many neighbours don't get on and the packet is never passed on. If the postie is caught doing this it can be a sackable offence under the conduct code regarding security of the mail. I should know as I am currently under a 2 year suspended dismissal for trying to help a customer in this way. An odd figure I know but we are given 58 seconds per packet call and believe me we like to get rid of your packet as we'd rather not continue carrying it round! Sure, you may have to wait 48 hours but at least you know you'll get it rather than a neighbour stealing it. You don't have to make a special trip either. Once you've got the card through the door you can request the packet be delivered to your home or indeed any other address that your local office covers.
We slog round every day carrying heavy bags in all weathers so please be certain of your facts before insulting people.
G

I have to say there are good post men and very poor postman and your right no one should be called names, our regular postman is superb, but the stand in post man always leaves a package in our services cupboard where anyone could open and he does not knock just wants to finish his round quicker, there is always someone in our house, I have contacted the dispatching warehouse and they say they are sorry and will tell the stand in postman to knock but never does, so we have to check our services cupboard regularly when we think there is a package coming.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on March 10, 2012, 04:43:38 pm
Very happy with our postie, always make sure to jump on the landing so he can hear I'm coming! Thats only when I'm expecting a package of goodies. Quiet as a mouse when it my be a letter from IR!

Cheers Scotsoft & Sprintex for your advice, many thanks I'll give it a go.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 10, 2012, 04:50:09 pm
There is good and not so good in all walks of life, this little corner of the forum is there for members to vent their spleens from time to time. 
Members should remember that this is often a temporary state of mind  ;) and no offence should be intended or taken (well not permanently anyway  :smiley-laughing: ).

I would never be allowed in a bus or taxi again, or be able to sort anything out involving a call centre  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on March 10, 2012, 04:56:48 pm
There is good and not so good in all walks of life, this little corner of the forum is there for members to vent their spleens from time to time. 
Members should remember that this is often a temporary state of mind  ;) and no offence should be intended or taken (well not permanently anyway  :smiley-laughing: ).

I would never be allowed in a bus or taxi again, or be able to sort anything out involving a call centre  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Very true Lawrence.
I've removed the offensive 'name' and apologised for it too.
But my anger remains, only in my original post though!  :smiley-laughing:
Oh, and don't get me started on call centers...  :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: brbluewill on March 10, 2012, 04:59:20 pm

There's three other flats in the house I live in, why couldn't they try any of them?  ???
Are they only allowed to press one bell and spend no more than 10 seconds to wait for an answer?
Now I have to wait 48hrs to make a special trip on Monday to collect it.  >:( CRETINS!


Hi,
I tend to just read posts on this forum and this isn't the way I'd like to make my first post.
Being a postie I find 'cretin' most offensive.
Due to security of the 'Queens Mail' we are not allowed to deliver your item to another address so cannot try the other numbers. Posties do though to help the customer but you would be surprised how many neighbours don't get on and the packet is never passed on. If the postie is caught doing this it can be a sackable offence under the conduct code regarding security of the mail. I should know as I am currently under a 2 year suspended dismissal for trying to help a customer in this way. An odd figure I know but we are given 58 seconds per packet call and believe me we like to get rid of your packet as we'd rather not continue carrying it round! Sure, you may have to wait 48 hours but at least you know you'll get it rather than a neighbour stealing it. You don't have to make a special trip either. Once you've got the card through the door you can request the packet be delivered to your home or indeed any other address that your local office covers.
We slog round every day carrying heavy bags in all weathers so please be certain of your facts before insulting people.
G

i've called my postie worse ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: thebrighton on March 10, 2012, 05:11:58 pm
Hi,
Yep, I know it can be frustrating when you get a card through the door. It is for me too as a different office delivers to my house and their callers office closes at noon (while I'm still at work) whilst ours closes at 6pm and as it's a different area I can't get it delivered to our office!
Leaving packets with neighbours, although not allowed, was always done in the past but unfortunately times are changing. In my case it was my regular duty and a customer whose neighbour regularly took things in for them. All of a sudden it was a packet they didn't want their neighbour to know about so complained. Unfortunately my other customers will lose out as I now do everything by the book.
However as pointed out by others there are some posties out there whom want to go home early so don't wait or worse still just leave packets on doorsteps. Of course they never get caught! Now I'm ranting :smiley-laughing:
G
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on March 10, 2012, 05:30:35 pm
Hi,
Yep, I know it can be frustrating when you get a card through the door. It is for me too as a different office delivers to my house and their callers office closes at noon (while I'm still at work) whilst ours closes at 6pm and as it's a different area I can't get it delivered to our office!
Leaving packets with neighbours, although not allowed, was always done in the past but unfortunately times are changing. In my case it was my regular duty and a customer whose neighbour regularly took things in for them. All of a sudden it was a packet they didn't want their neighbour to know about so complained. Unfortunately my other customers will lose out as I now do everything by the book.
However as pointed out by others there are some posties out there whom want to go home early so don't wait or worse still just leave packets on doorsteps. Of course they never get caught! Now I'm ranting :smiley-laughing:
G

Hey, its good to have a rant mate, hence this thread!  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 10, 2012, 06:16:51 pm
I have enjoyed reading over the 'Postie' thread.

Our postie here in the US has a little van.  He drives up our drive and chucks my parcels onto our doorstep where they remain until we get home (we have been in when he has chucked things).  Also when something needs a signature, he hasn't even bothered ringing the bell, he's just stuck the card on the door and buggered off.  I think if he had to carry the bag he would be keener to get an answer!

Having said that post here is a funny thing compared to the UK... if a parcel doesn't need a signature it is left out in plain sight on the doorstep, and all letters are left in the mailbox out on the street (we don't have letterboxes in the door).  But nothing ever gets nicked.  Unbelievable! :o  But I love that most things get left on the doorstep (and not stolen) so I don't have to wait till Saturday to pick it up.

But, I would also like to thank thebrighton and moogle for both handling the angry post so well.  I thought thebrighton's reply was very well said and moogle was very quick to apologize and correct his post.  Thank you both for dealing with the incident so graciously.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: thebrighton on March 10, 2012, 07:56:33 pm
Hi,
Of course the most ridiculous thing is the rules governing Royal Mail and every other courier firm. The Royal Mail is the 'Queens Mail' and has to adhere to very strict security rules whereas no other courier has any restriction and can leave on doorsteps, with neighbours etc. Of course some of the larger companies will still card you but many are paid per item delivered so anything goes. And as for subsidising our competitors that's another story for another day. No wonder RM is in a mess!
G
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 10, 2012, 08:04:57 pm
My curiosity is now piqued, G.
I can see you are an NGS member, but are you keeping what you're up to in N gauge a secret?
I'm not being nosy but just.......................oh, OK, I am being nosy. What are you modelling ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on March 10, 2012, 08:11:25 pm
Things to make you go ... WTF  ???

Today, in Shrewsbury, SWMBO & I popped into a shop that had a young girl (well, in her early 20's anyway !) outside trying to tempt people in (NO ! Not like that !  What kind of shop do you think we'd ... no, don't answer that !  ::)) with a tray of chocolates they were selling ...

"No thanks, it's Lent" says SWMBO.

"Oh no, they're our own" says the girl ...

"No - not Lindt - LENT !" says I ...

"Oh, what's that then ?" she replies, utterly unaware ... ... ...

I ask you !   :o

Mike
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 10, 2012, 08:11:50 pm
Go easy on the Posties boys, I was a relief Postie for over 24 years and worked in 57 different Post Offices and did nearly 300 different rounds, Posties do the best they can but occasionally they like everyone else can make a mistake, yup even Posties are human.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on March 10, 2012, 09:42:40 pm
My curiosity is now piqued, G.
I can see you are an NGS member, but are you keeping what you're up to in N gauge a secret?
I'm not being nosy but just.......................oh, OK, I am being nosy. What are you modelling ???

Are you asking me, if so I have a 5 x 3 n gauge setup which the track is fully laid, the only thing that needs to go on there is the scenery which I have just started with the ballast, I have just put together a base board for a smaller layout 4 x 2 but I have put a halt on this as I have been told by her in doors to make use of the shed, so today I have been busy lining the inside of the shed to put my layout in and I feel it will be an L shape, the size of the shed is 8 x 6 so I am quite chuffed lol by what I am able to get up to in there, I appologise for not posting any pictures but once I have the shed sorted there should be plenty. I do hope this answers your question.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: thebrighton on March 11, 2012, 09:36:37 am
My curiosity is now piqued, G.
I can see you are an NGS member, but are you keeping what you're up to in N gauge a secret?
I'm not being nosy but just.......................oh, OK, I am being nosy. What are you modelling ???

Hi,
Probably time to move into another section here as not anger related but Horeham Road & Waldron in LBSCR days.
Gareth
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on March 11, 2012, 08:06:41 pm
CURVED FLEXI TRACK!!
 
enough said.....

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on March 11, 2012, 08:18:44 pm
Eh?  ???

Never made me angry, it's just plastic and metal  ;)


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: findus on March 11, 2012, 08:33:06 pm
Eh?  ???

Never made me angry, it's just plastic and metal  ;)


Paul

Trying to lay it is a pain in the you know what.... unless i am missing something
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on March 11, 2012, 08:38:21 pm
Code 80 or 55? If it's 80 then yes it is a bit of a PITA, 55 keeps its shape when you bend it so is easier  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 12, 2012, 08:08:30 am
Eh?  ???

Never made me angry, it's just plastic and metal  ;)


Paul

Trying to lay it is a pain in the you know what.... unless i am missing something

Hi Findus - have you used tracksettas or are you doing it freehand?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 12, 2012, 09:01:18 am
Very angry tonight, a dear old friend of ours wanted to give a Piano away for free if the person wanting it paid for a Piano Removalist to pick it up.

My Daughter in Law said she would take it and organized a removalist to pick it up, three weeks later we bumped into our old friend who promptly asked if our family member had received the piano, we said yes and found out the lousy bugger hadn't even phoned the old lady to say thank you.

Sorry but I think it is common courtesy to say thank you and please but it seems to be little used in this selfish self centered world and I am peed off.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 12, 2012, 09:10:24 am
Sorry but I think it is common courtesy to say thank you and please but it seems to be little used in this selfish self centered world and I am peed off.

Very true, it costs absolutely nothing to use "please and thank you" and when used they speak volumes  :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on March 12, 2012, 03:52:35 pm
Sorry but I think it is common courtesy to say thank you and please but it seems to be little used in this selfish self centered world and I am peed off.

Very true, it costs absolutely nothing to use "please and thank you" and when used they speak volumes  :beers:

"Manners maketh the man and they cost you nothing!" .... I can still hear my late father's mantra even now. If I'm honest, the lack of manners these days is one thing that gets my goat up as well!

Jack
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: H on March 16, 2012, 07:50:03 am
Not exactly enough to make me angry, and certainly not unexpected, but it was still a downer; was the fact that both the new council tax and water rates bills arrived in the post yeasterday. And both have gone up.  :(

H.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on March 16, 2012, 11:27:53 am
 >:(  the door bell that rang in the middle of the night in our sleepy village last night.
Bit shocked to find a burly policeman on the door step as the culprit.
Situation defused when he apologies to ringing at that hour but it seems that next door had had a 'serious incident' earlier and he needed information from us ASAP.
BUT
it took me 3 hours to get back to sleep  ::)  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 16, 2012, 12:07:55 pm
it took me 3 hours to get back to sleep  ::)  :thumbsdown:

I'm surprised you even managed to get to sleep living next door to psychos  :o  :thumbsdown:  :sleep:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on March 16, 2012, 02:04:01 pm
it took me 3 hours to get back to sleep  ::)  :thumbsdown:

I'm surprised you even managed to get to sleep living next door to psychos  :o  :thumbsdown:  :sleep:
In fairness we didn`t ..........and still don`t....... know what sort of incident, by who, or against who it involved. I'm pretty certain the police were around all night
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on March 16, 2012, 04:24:52 pm
Yesterday the rear suspension went on the car.  :( It didn't collapse but dips badly in one corner and its not the shocks.
MOT is due in a month so with all the little things that need doing plus that, I'm gonna have to sell it as spares or to a breakers.  :'(
Its just not worth paying out for anymore. Not that I have any money anyway!  :smiley-laughing:

And today, when I had people to phone,  my mobile phone network has been down all day! Aaagghhhh!  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 16, 2012, 07:29:25 pm
Sorry to hear about your problems Moogle and I hope things get better for you.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 17, 2012, 12:13:59 am
Sorry to hear your car has had it, Moogle. Hope the breakers don't actually charge you to recycle it... Last time i scrapped a car in the UK, I had to pay them!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on March 18, 2012, 05:44:19 pm
Hi,

Bad news on the car from Moogle.

Went out to the shed today to do a few alterations. Took out two engines to give them a run around the upper layout. First time this year. After aquick oil they went off first time, both hauling freight cars with cleaning pads underneath to clean the track.

Suffered a derailment on one corner, picked up the engine and dropped it on the floor. :o. Both bogies came flying off and other parts of the bodywork. Refitted bogies but now doesn't move.  :'(

I'll strip it down when I get back from Skye/Fort William on Tuesday.

Alex :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on March 18, 2012, 06:08:32 pm
Proper wounder Alex. I really feel for you  :thumbsdown:

Hope you get her working again.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 18, 2012, 06:46:41 pm
You'll fix it up fine again mate, enjoy Skye  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 18, 2012, 06:56:01 pm
Hope you get her working again, Alex :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on March 18, 2012, 07:31:19 pm
Hi guys,

Thanks. There's probably something inside that has come loose with the impact. Hopefully it won't be too bad.

Alex
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on March 18, 2012, 07:40:16 pm
Just found someone using MY photos (ie the ones I took myself !) on an eBay sale for THEIR sale !  Am not happy, at all !

Mike
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 18, 2012, 07:43:34 pm
So report it to ebay. They tend to act on such things especially if you can provide the auction #s dates etc for the originals to show them. They'll take ages about it but will do it.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on March 18, 2012, 07:44:32 pm
Just found someone using MY photos (ie the ones I took myself !) on an eBay sale for THEIR sale !  Am not happy, at all !

Mike

Contact them Mike, and tell them that the photo is yours and it is copyrighted, also let them know you are going to contact ebay.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on March 18, 2012, 08:11:14 pm
I have done ... but have little expectation on eBay's timescales :(

Next time - I'm clearly watermarking the damn things !

Mike
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on March 18, 2012, 09:07:44 pm
Hi,

Just had 3-4 muppets break into my greenhouse. They stole a spade and some long handled secaters. They then climbed on top of a shed and started to cut down one of my trees. Then they went over to the graveyard behind us and started to dig up the grass.

Called the Police but they are busy hunting for a couple of thugs.

Just one of those days I suppose.

Alex
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 18, 2012, 09:08:56 pm
That is unbelievable Alex, what the heck were they thinking   :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on March 18, 2012, 09:14:15 pm
Hi Lawrence,

Hopefully they won't come back. I'm away tomorrow and won't be back until Tuesday. Might go on patrol later tonight.

Alex
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on March 18, 2012, 09:46:07 pm
Hi Lawrence,

Hopefully they won't come back. I'm away tomorrow and won't be back until Tuesday. Might go on patrol later tonight.

Alex

Be careful Alex, you don't know what these idiots might do! Also if you end up clipping one round the ear etc I have no doubt the police will be after you instead of them. Take care mate!

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on March 18, 2012, 09:55:57 pm
Hi Donkey,

Two words:  Black Watch :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on March 18, 2012, 10:01:56 pm
Nuff said Alex  :thumbsup:

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 19, 2012, 05:09:00 am
Went to the cheap shop and bought 3 different size knives to shape the insulation foam on my new scenery, it worked a treat until I cut the end off my finger, left hand (ouch), why am I angry ?, because I was stupid enough to do it and with a lot of work coming up for our country/rock band and me playing guitar I am gonna experience some pretty intensive pain pressing on the strings, today Monday next gig Thursday.

On a brighter note the scenery is coming out great and the layout will always be No1 after SWMBO.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: ianb1303 on March 19, 2012, 06:12:18 am
And now there's blood all over the new scenery.......OW

hope it feels better soon.........dont you feel silly though
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on March 19, 2012, 07:01:14 am

And now there's blood all over the new scenery.......OW

hope it feels better soon.........dont you feel silly though

Reminds me of a song "Red River Rock"....  ;D

Sorry - I'll get my coat.

Jack
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 19, 2012, 08:24:52 am
Ouch!
I can only suggest you stick the poorly finger in a tube and play bottleneck :music: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: ianb1303 on March 19, 2012, 08:43:01 am
Went to the cheap shop and bought 3 different size knives to shape the insulation foam on my new scenery, it worked a treat until I cut the end off my finger, left hand (ouch), why am I angry ?, because I was stupid enough to do it and with a lot of work coming up for our country/rock band and me playing guitar I am gonna experience some pretty intensive pain pressing on the strings, today Monday next gig Thursday.

On a brighter note the scenery is coming out great and the layout will always be No1 after SWMBO.

As a clarinet player, I can sympathise, it would be extremely difficult for me to play if I lopped off part of my finger
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on March 19, 2012, 10:54:58 am
Being a Bass Player who plays finger style and is also prone to hacking bits off the end of my fingers while modelling i undestand how you feel Dave.......
And it always happens when you have a few gigs lined up......
Hope the gigs go well Dave..... :music:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 19, 2012, 11:14:18 am
Hope you're well on the mend by Thursday Dave.

Did you superglue it? Hold the cit bits tight together and put superglue gel arond the outside of the cut and hold till it dries. I sliced the end off my thumb a couple of years ago and glued it back on.  Healed quite quickly too. The hard part was matching up the fingerprint under the magnifier. In fact i sliced into a finger yesterday ( you know, when the fingertip is just over the edge of the steel rule) and out came the glue.

They use it in hospitals instead of stitches, except hospital superglue has blue colour in it. I watched them do it when my son split his lip, i thought that was genius. Though they did tell us it is not for use on the face in case it gets in your eyes.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on March 19, 2012, 11:35:35 am
Went to the cheap shop and bought 3 different size knives to shape the insulation foam on my new scenery, it worked a treat until I cut the end off my finger, left hand (ouch), why am I angry ?, because I was stupid enough to do it and with a lot of work coming up for our country/rock band and me playing guitar I am gonna experience some pretty intensive pain pressing on the strings, today Monday next gig Thursday.

On a brighter note the scenery is coming out great and the layout will always be No1 after SWMBO.
Oh dear not good news.
I hope the finger soon heals and that you will be ok playing for the gig.
..............and of course that the scenery will be ok on the layout
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 19, 2012, 04:23:22 pm
Medical superglue is a bit different. Ordinary superglue is strongly exothermic so in any quantity can also burn when applied to an injury. Works a treat though for things like nails you've split with a misdirected tool.

I've since found out there are women who paint their nails with superglue to stop them chipping !

You can buy armoured gloves. They look a handy adjunct to some of the small electric saws
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on March 19, 2012, 04:28:36 pm
You can buy armoured gloves. They look a handy adjunct to some of the small electric saws
NOW I find out  :o :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on March 19, 2012, 04:34:44 pm
You can buy armoured gloves. They look a handy adjunct to some of the small electric saws

NOW I find out  :o :'(
:smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Yup they arnt expensive either
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kevlar-Cut-RESISTANT-Heat-Resistant-Gloves-Gardening-DIY-Building-General-Use-/270919090909?pt=UK_Home_Garden_GardenEquipment_HandTools_SM&hash=item3f140942dd (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kevlar-Cut-RESISTANT-Heat-Resistant-Gloves-Gardening-DIY-Building-General-Use-/270919090909?pt=UK_Home_Garden_GardenEquipment_HandTools_SM&hash=item3f140942dd)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 19, 2012, 04:39:21 pm
Although these would look a lot cooler 8)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medieval-Gauntlets-Iron-Gloves-SCA-Gauntlet-Stunning-quality-replica-armour-/160764500905?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item256e4f9ba9 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medieval-Gauntlets-Iron-Gloves-SCA-Gauntlet-Stunning-quality-replica-armour-/160764500905?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item256e4f9ba9)

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 19, 2012, 04:43:30 pm
Although these would look a lot cooler 8)

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medieval-Gauntlets-Iron-Gloves-SCA-Gauntlet-Stunning-quality-replica-armour-/160764500905?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item256e4f9ba9[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medieval-Gauntlets-Iron-Gloves-SCA-Gauntlet-Stunning-quality-replica-armour-/160764500905?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item256e4f9ba9[/url])




That's it - throw down the gauntlet  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 19, 2012, 04:57:52 pm
Hi EP, i'm sure there must be some differences with the medical stuff, and there are a lot of Loctite formulations for different applications, but as far as i know the medical stuff under the trade name Prism is cyano acrylate in gel form, chemically very similar to superglue gel.

In the tiny amounts it takes to glue a cut i have found superglue gel doesnt even feel warm and doesnt sting the cut. I wouldnt use ordinary liquid superglue as that might get into the cut and hurt like hell.  The gel works much better than a band-aid.

The other cool thing is that it stays stuck just about as long as the cut takes to start to heal.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 19, 2012, 05:01:28 pm
In the tiny amounts it takes to glue a cut i have found superglue gel doesnt even feel warm and doesnt sting the cut. I wouldnt use ordinary liquid superglue as that might get into the cut and hurt like hell.  The gel works much better than a band-aid.

Oh agreed - I'm not saying it doesn't work. I've tested it several times 8)

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 19, 2012, 08:37:28 pm
Mmmmm glue it back on?, I would if I could find it but I think I threw it out with a load of styrene shavings, all I can say is its throbbing like buggery this morning, oh well whatever will be will be.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: brbluewill on March 19, 2012, 09:40:44 pm
I HATE BALLASTING :(

sorry just had to get it out my system ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 19, 2012, 09:54:03 pm
I HATE BALLASTING :(

sorry just had to get it out my system ;D ;D ;D

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: thats why I am going to give my new layout a very light ballast job.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on March 19, 2012, 10:57:45 pm
They use it in hospitals instead of stitches, except hospital superglue has blue colour in it. I watched them do it when my son split his lip, i thought that was genius. Though they did tell us it is not for use on the face in case it gets in your eyes.

Eh? Where's your son's lip then? Or are they saying it's ok for them to do but not you?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 19, 2012, 11:14:56 pm
They use it in hospitals instead of stitches, except hospital superglue has blue colour in it. I watched them do it when my son split his lip, i thought that was genius. Though they did tell us it is not for use on the face in case it gets in your eyes.

Eh? Where's your son's lip then? Or are they saying it's ok for them to do but not you?

The kind young doc told us that if he did glue Nathan's lip that we were to deny that it ever happened.  If he had stitched it he would've had the 'sewing scars' and the edge of his lip would have been wonky.  Nathan promised not to move, and I have never seen a two year old lie so completely still.  So the doc kindly glued it anyway and you can't even see any sign of a scar... in the end it was all fine and nobody got sued over anything.  That was 16 years ago.  I dare say it'd be more than anybody's job is worth these days.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 19, 2012, 11:17:53 pm
Mmmmm glue it back on?, I would if I could find it but I think I threw it out with a load of styrene shavings, all I can say is its throbbing like buggery this morning, oh well whatever will be will be.

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: LMAO.

I concede that rescuing it from a bucket of styrene shavings and gluing it back on now might be complete folly.

I bet it is throbbing.  I feel for you.  I will be thinking of you playing guitar on Thu.  That is not going to be fun. :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on March 20, 2012, 07:40:17 am
My brother in law is bed ridden in a nursing home and asked us to get a TV for him to watch.We got him a Samsung TV.

The thick instruction manual had the first four pages in English and the rest in several other languages,that's okay I can read English,the problem is the instructions basically just show where all the different wires supplied connect,in this case just the ariel and the mains.

There are no instructions as to how to actually tune the TV in.!!!

There is a DVD with instructions on it but it doesn't work on a Mac......why do manufacturers presume that everyone has access to a PC or that the PC will even be on the same floor as the TV.
After a lot of button pressing with no progress I eventually got a picture,but no sound.
I gave up and called a friend who used to run a well known shop in town,he arrived and got to the set up menu and the initial set up I did was tuned to an Austrian transmitter it seems.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on March 20, 2012, 08:16:29 am
Believe me, there's some good stuff on Austrian TV, not sure it would be suitable for your brother in law in his position though. I hope he's going to be ok  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on March 20, 2012, 12:27:02 pm
Not a happy bunny,
Just opened a new pot of Humbrol. Acrylic paint and somehow
managed to knock it over,
Only wanted to use a little bit to paint some detail on a Ratio signal kit.
NOW HAVE AN ALL BLACK SIGNAL KIT  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 20, 2012, 12:49:30 pm
NOW HAVE AN ALL BLACK SIGNAL KIT  :thumbsdown:

... and a rugby kit as well - Haka Haka Haka  :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 1936ace on March 21, 2012, 02:39:19 am
What is going on with our postal service? Either someone has a liking to the model i have chosen to purchase(and can do my signature) or the mail systems are rubbish. or is there another reason?
Ordered a class 26 in br blue in Oct 2011 but it went wayward and the shop said they would resend a replacement only to say the 26 is no longer available so i had to choose a refund or something else as they could not use my payment to go towards pre orders so a 3 car 108 dmu was sent out on the 30/1/12 but it too has gone missing so after about 20 emails another replacement for the replacement has been sent, fingers crossed this time.
By the way anyone know of class 26 in br blue still in shops or if dapol are going to do another run?
Up until now i have had a good run of about 40 odd orders with the same shop, but this one must not like me!
Bart
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on March 21, 2012, 04:43:34 am
After working for Aust Post for over 24 years nothing surprises me, when I left their employment I had to sign a form that meant I was sworn to silence regarding the postal system, no sense in opening a can of worms here.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on March 21, 2012, 07:36:42 am
My son sent a Fathers day card with some money in by recorded delivery,I wasn't in and the post person left a card.The item went missing after the attempted delivery.....lost,I don't think so and on reflection I wish I'd gone to the police.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 1936ace on March 21, 2012, 08:53:37 am
i was starting to think also; did the shop ever post it as like i said the every other order from the uk in the last 18mths and there has been too many according to the wife have made it very quickly,
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 21, 2012, 12:42:19 pm
After working for Aust Post for over 24 years nothing surprises me, when I left their employment I had to sign a form that meant I was sworn to silence regarding the postal system, no sense in opening a can of worms here.

Does .au not work the way the UK does on this ?

The procedure here seems to be

Silenced ex-employees write to MP explaining they've been silenced and can't talk about what goes on
MPs see enough of these reports to decide something is being hidden
MPs decide to hold an inquiry and call them as witnesses
Underwear gets aired


I know a little bit about how the Royal Mail try and deal with "lost" (as in requisitioned) products. They do statistical analysis of loss rates and look for where they go missing most, see if it correlates to employee shifts, particular people on a round etc, and then investigate.

So reporting all helps.

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on March 21, 2012, 01:06:39 pm
Couriers can be no better.
I worked for a catalogue company once who's customers ordered, amongst other things, cases of wine.
Now due to the way most courier companies work, especially the big ones, items do get damaged or go missing from time to time.
Christmas was naturally a busy time of year but it was amazing how many more missing cases of wine there was then compared to the rest of the year!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on March 21, 2012, 01:40:09 pm
When I got made redundant over 10 years ago I was doing jobs for agencies and I went to work for a courier company as a fill in before I started the job I have now, I was based in the depot and worked 12 hour nights, and the things that went on is unbelievable, I was put with a young lad and he did not care about other folks parcels, at 11pm a 40' wagon came in and me and this young lad had to unload it of parcels they came in all shape and sizes, there must of been between 3000 and 5000 parcels on there and all we had to do was put the parcels on a conveyor belt, but oh no this lad had to throw them off the wagon, there was no supervision just a manager who wanted to be in his office with his feet up, no one cared what happened to anything, I have to say I do not use this parcel company to send my parcels, what I have been told the same thing happens now, cheap labour means big trouble, no supervision means big trouble sending your parcel via a certain company means big trouble.

I always use the post office for my parcels I have never had a problem with breakages with them.

I know folks have there own opinion of different couriers but I think the post office is more efficient, yes there are mistakes but in the long run it is a trusted service.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on March 21, 2012, 02:34:27 pm
Maybe you should name and shame that company so we can all avoid it!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 21, 2012, 02:40:33 pm
Maybe you should name and shame that company so we can all avoid it!

Not publicly on the forum please, we can't afford the lawsuit  ;D

I am sure Geoff would provide the info by pm if requested though  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on March 21, 2012, 03:59:00 pm
Yep no naming and shaming from me but if you are in a need to know basis then send me a pm, it certainly opened my eyes.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Geoff on March 26, 2012, 08:14:23 am
Just had a bit of a mixed fortune weekend, been in the shed all day Sunday and I have nearly finished laying the track of my branch line, so while laying the line I thought I would run the Diesels I have on the loop that is already in place, the class 24 went like a dream but when the class 66 was put on the track it shorted, I think my soldering was a bit suspect when fitting the decoder, I was just wondering will it be the decoder that is knackered or will it be the motor?

I am fuming with myself, but there again I am happy with the progress I made must get pictures posted.

Another question is there a device to be had for testing decoders?

 :thumbsdown:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on March 26, 2012, 08:45:24 am
Just had a bit of a mixed fortune weekend, been in the shed all day Sunday and I have nearly finished laying the track of my branch line, so while laying the line I thought I would run the Diesels I have on the loop that is already in place, the class 24 went like a dream but when the class 66 was put on the track it shorted, I think my soldering was a bit suspect when fitting the decoder, I was just wondering will it be the decoder that is knackered or will it be the motor?

I am fuming with myself, but there again I am happy with the progress I made must get pictures posted.

Another question is there a device to be had for testing decoders?

 :thumbsdown:  :thumbsup:


Good ol Google - http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/310378597781?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&cbt=y (http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/310378597781?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&cbt=y)   :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on March 26, 2012, 08:46:03 am
Put it on a programming track and see if you can read the CVs.

The last decoder I installed I thought I'd cream crackered it because it could have shorted out,the problem turned out to be poorly adjusted pick ups on a Farish steamer.
You can buy decoder testers,but I can't remember which site I saw them on.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Crackerbill on March 26, 2012, 10:14:08 am
There is a decoder tester available from DCC Supplies (www.dccsupplies.com (http://www.dccsupplies.com)) at £36.41 - ESU 51900decoder tester.

I have one of these and find it invaluable for testing decoders before fitting.

The decoder tester has various inputs for the differing types of decoder for operation and lights along with a speaker for testing sound. 

Regards
Bill
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on March 26, 2012, 11:48:56 am
******* cars, went to check the rear brakes and had to remove the dust covers to get the rear drums off.  Totally messed one up.
Got  to order new ones from Subaru  Japan. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on March 26, 2012, 12:42:34 pm
That is annoying for sure.  I guess it will take awhile to arrive from Japan too.  Why dont they stock them in the UK?

Apologies for my edits. We have to be careful with any not so disguised bad words on the open forum.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 27, 2012, 11:36:10 am
Yet again the country calls on its armed forces to bail it out domestically as these kids who probably earn 16-19k a year are going to cover for tanker drivers who earn 45k a year and want to go on strike at the Easter weekend because they are not getting improved pensions and they have to work a bit harder.

Any one of these military guys who are standing in would happily swap their pay and conditions with those of the tanker driver for a couple of months.

Every time this country needs bailed out we turn to our forces yet this government is insistent on cutting then to the core, soon we wont even be able to match that global military force that is Belgium! Once the tankers are sorted it will be off to provide security for the olympics to cut costs there.  Last year they were out shovelling tons of snow because council workers couldn't get in or didn't want to work extra hours.

These lads and lassies get paid peanuts, don't get overtime and just get on with it.  They even have to use their own annual leave entitlement if they want to go and work 16 hour days at Wimbledon or the Royal Tournament, something that used to be a perk (and they don't get food & accommodation)

Not happy, this country is turning into a flaming joke  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: StufromEGDL on March 27, 2012, 11:47:31 am
Hi Guys,

Echo what Lawrence says above entirely...
I won't be getting involved in tanker driving, possibly the Olympics.

As an alternate view, those of us 'covering' for Wimbledon volunteers get pi**ed off with them...

Later,
Stu from EGDL
 :Class89:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: StufromEGDL on March 27, 2012, 11:50:58 am
Hi Gang,

Best stock up with your stamps before the end of April.
The robbing management gits at Royal Mail are at it again....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17522500 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17522500)

Later,
Stu from EGDL

 :Class89:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: thebrighton on March 27, 2012, 12:35:04 pm
Hi Gang,

Best stock up with your stamps before the end of April.
The robbing management gits at Royal Mail are at it again....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17522500 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17522500)


It is a big hike but not the fault of RM management this time. Postcomm kept the cost of a 1st class stamp artificially low for years so all are delivered at a loss. Unfortunately RM is no longer a service but a business and the new regulator Offcom is allowing RM to actually compete aaginst its competitors. Of course there is no competitor out there prepared to deliver a letter for you by the next day as it is very hard to make it profitable. If it weren't for Postcomm the cost of a 1st class stamp would have increased sensibly over the years rather than jumping. Try finding anyone else to deliver a letter anywhere in the country the next day for 60p.
Gareth
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 27, 2012, 12:53:01 pm
Personally I don't have an issue with the new prices (most of my communication is made by e mail), but this will impact on charges by mail order shops which, along with increased costs of products coming in from China, is going to start hitting us modellers where it hurts :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: StufromEGDL on March 27, 2012, 02:23:27 pm
Hi Guys;

Disregarding the political/management issues....I'll still be stocking up before the end of April.

Guess E-Bay P&P will be getting even more extreme now also!!!

Later;
STU from EGDL
 :Class37:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: HellsGuardian316 on March 27, 2012, 02:28:54 pm
Well, all I can say is the Royal mail is still te only service I know of that can get your letter from Groats to Lands end for 46p in 1-2days  :smiley-laughing:


Granted that it still takes just as much and as long to deliver to my next door neighbour, but hey, could be worse  ;D

The price increase is however still quite minimal compared to other services provided because no other service is prepared to handle letters at the same price that Royal Mail does despite the impending increase. Most other courriers only deal with larger packets, or have set prices regardless of size.

I've got no doubt that RM will see a further decline in people using their services, which lets face it, if it costs you 60p to send a letter compared to 0p for an email then your logically going to go for the cheaper option if you can.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 27, 2012, 03:27:20 pm
Any one of these military guys who are standing in would happily swap their pay and conditions with those of the tanker driver for a couple of months.

Or start their own tanker business.... nothing stops them once they've left the army and they'll be trained for it. If it was such a nice cushy arrangement with tons of money being made - someone would be doing it right already.

To me there is a much bigger problem though. Soldiers are trained day in and day out for a relatively black and white world of us, them and the people running screaming from both (whom you aren't supposed to blow up). So many times when the UK has deployed the military for home security it has ended in tragedy sometimes ones that whose repercussions lasted for years. Boston massacre, Peterloo, Amritsar, Croke Park,  :censored: Sunday, etc etc ....

Plus a vast list of minor disasters like the Llanell riots, Tonypandy and so on.

Deploying them for bits of the Olympics is just asking for history to repeat itself.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 27, 2012, 03:47:34 pm
Allan - given that redundancy payments have recently been chopped massively (about 3 months pay equivalent irrespective of length of service and no pension till 60), your average gunner, AB or aircraftman coming out couldn't afford a second hand car never mind a tanker!

As for homeland security - that is not what they are trained for and it is a whole different ball game
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on March 27, 2012, 04:18:07 pm
Fire Brigade go on strike and out come the army with Green Goddesses. What will the army be driving for the fuel strike - old Spitfire refuelling bowsers?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 27, 2012, 05:33:54 pm
Fire Brigade go on strike and out come the army with Green Goddesses. What will the army be driving for the fuel strike - old Spitfire refuelling bowsers?

Note that the Green Goddesses have gone - next fire strike they are going to be stuffed.

The army currently has a lot of experience running fuel conveys (while being shot at) in Afghanistan. I suspect any picketing will seem quite tame 8)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on March 27, 2012, 05:34:18 pm
Fire Brigade go on strike and out come the army with Green Goddesses. What will the army be driving for the fuel strike - old Spitfire refuelling bowsers?

In the late 70s when I was serving in the Army in Northern Ireland, the tanker drivers went on strike and the Army drove into the tanker parks slapped "Government Vehicle" stickers on the tank side and the doors of the cab units and drive them out full. It didn't matter what oil company, BP, Shell, what ever, they were loaded and used.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on March 27, 2012, 08:36:26 pm
Angry with myself!  :( :thumbsdown: >:(  What an idiot.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 27, 2012, 09:17:32 pm
Angry with myself!  :( :thumbsdown: >:(  What an idiot.

Sorry Richard, but you have lost me. Why are you angry with yourself ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on April 04, 2012, 07:07:18 pm

No so much angry just very annoyed!!!  >:(

I've taken my time in layout planning using Anyrail, every thing was fine so I thought I'd download the Peco templates just to make sure that everything worked out in full size.

They don't list Code 55 so thinking that the Code 80 was the same size as Code 55, I started using them and then began to wonder why my plans weren't working out right.  :thumbsdown:

I double checked all my plans, I've got 8 double slips to fit in and as Peco don't do D/S templates so I used the Long Cross one as it was the same size as a D/S. Yes, according to the Peco catalogue, with Code 55 they were both 154mm. The only problem is that the Code 80 Long Cross is 187mm!!  ::)

I've spend the last couple of weeks or so playing with the Peco templates believing that Code 80 sizes were the same size as Code 55. WRONG!!

Why oh why didn't I check to see that there were differences between the two Codes. ::)



Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 04, 2012, 07:30:54 pm
Because then you would not have been able to teach the rest of us a valuable lesson Jack, so there is a plus side  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: dr deltic on April 04, 2012, 09:30:06 pm
Tanker drivers take the mick. Dangerous job yes, but its their career choice!

As for risk, my lads used to work 30x 100T loaded tanks everyday from Humber to Kingsbury, or how about 1000 ton of LPG....
Not on the roads agreed but same outcome if it went wrong.

Biggest risk was when some enterprising farmer decided to rob the tankers while waiting for the signal at Stenson Jn, running pipes into top of tanks and then using pump sets to store in bowser's hidden in caravans!!
Got caught after a jealous neighbour shopped him as he wouldn't share!

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on April 04, 2012, 09:54:40 pm

Quote
Tanker drivers take the mick. Dangerous job yes, but its their career choice

I totally agree!! I used to drive road tankers some 15 years ago. You couldn't move for safety regs and training even back then!! They seem to be hiding behind H&S rules and proper training, but everyone knows want they're really after.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zunnan on April 07, 2012, 02:53:37 pm
Taking it away from for tankers, but sticking to the road a moment....Taxi drivers, not black cabs, I don't and won't use those, but private hire cars.

70mph in a built up area, and the stupid rectal discharge of a driver wonders why I demand he stops, and then threatens ME when I refuse to pay him for risking our lives. The missus has footage on her phone of both his driving and his behaviour afterwards, which is now with the police and the taxi firm. I hope to see him on the dole queue ASAP. This isn't the first time I've had to put up with dangerous driving from muppets with a sticker on the door, round here they're a  :censored: menace on the roads, but it was by far the worst yet.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on April 07, 2012, 04:22:07 pm
My Flaming Printer!!!!!!!!

My Lexmark printer wasn't printing any colour, power cycled said printer....Nothing.

Clean the heads.....Nothing!!!!. Deep clean heads....Nothing!!!!

Went onto Lexmark website and followed FAQ's instructions:

Remove colour Cartrdiges and used a damp lint free cloth to encourage ink flow, plenty of ink flow on cloth, replaced cartridges. Fired up printer again, print test page and.............................NOTHING, ZIP, NADA!!!!!

Back to instructions.......Remove and clean Print head, did this cleaned Printhead with Damp cloth now getting colour and black streaks on cloth, excellent!!!!!

Replaced Printhead into printer, power cycle printer, as per instructions.

NOW THE EFFING PRINTER WON'T PRINT AT ALL  >:( >:( >:(

Keeps saying "There is a problem with the printhead" I have taken it out so many times, I'm about ready to chuck the flaming thing through the window.

Oh and Lexmark Telephone Support only work Monday to Friday 9-5:30 AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regards

Neal.

P.S. At least Leicester are beating Doncaster, the only bright part of my day today  ::) ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on April 07, 2012, 05:03:17 pm
Hi Neal,

Have you tried cleaning the contacts between the printer and the cartridges. Are the printheads seperate or are they part of the cartridges?

Alex
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on April 07, 2012, 05:05:42 pm
Taking it away from for tankers, but sticking to the road a moment....Taxi drivers, not black cabs, I don't and won't use those, but private hire cars.

70mph in a built up area, and the stupid rectal discharge of a driver wonders why I demand he stops, and then threatens ME when I refuse to pay him for risking our lives. The missus has footage on her phone of both his driving and his behaviour afterwards, which is now with the police and the taxi firm. I hope to see him on the dole queue ASAP. This isn't the first time I've had to put up with dangerous driving from muppets with a sticker on the door, round here they're a  :censored: menace on the roads, but it was by far the worst yet.

Perhaps you shouldn't have shouted "Follow that car!" as you got in  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on April 07, 2012, 05:17:07 pm
Hi Neal,

Have you tried cleaning the contacts between the printer and the cartridges. Are the printheads seperate or are they part of the cartridges?

Alex

Alex,

Yep done that, the Pinthead is a cassette of some sort, that the Cartridges fit into. The Head is part of the cassette.

I've cleaned just about everything I can, but it just doesn't want to work. I'll leave it for now and call Tech Support on Tuesday, it's still under warranty, fortunately.

Cheers

Neal.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: AndyGif on April 07, 2012, 06:01:19 pm
Lexmark i haven't got a good word to say about the cost of the consumables  ie ink or toner.
On two occasions now its  worked out cheaper to replace the whole printer with the exact same model rather replace the inks  or toner.
Talk about a throw away society or what.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on April 07, 2012, 07:46:07 pm
My Lexmark used ink that was so expensive that even Lexmark stopped supplying it (cartridge either No1 or No2, can't remember which now), so I had to buy refills off the web. Finally gave up early this year, with the same symptoms as yours. Binned it and bought a Kodak, just before they went into administration! Same printer is now at half the price I paid.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zunnan on April 07, 2012, 08:02:52 pm
Perhaps you shouldn't have shouted "Follow that car!" as you got in  ;)


Maybe you can find the amusement in doing 70mph in a 30mph area with cars parked on both sides of the road narrowing it so much that only one direction of traffic can flow when the road is occupied, in the middle of the afternoon...during a school half term. I however think it was absolutely disgusting, not only for the safety of me and the missus but also other road users and pedestrians, no amount of jest can excuse what happened. Have a look at THIS ROAD (http://g.co/maps/trdd9) and see if you think it suitable for that kind of speed.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on April 07, 2012, 08:05:31 pm
Perhaps you shouldn't have shouted "Follow that car!" as you got in  ;)


Maybe you can find the amusement in doing 70mph in a 30mph area with cars parked on both sides of the road narrowing it so much that only one direction of traffic can flow when the road is occupied, in the middle of the afternoon...during a school half term. I however think it was absolutely disgusting, not only for the safety of me and the missus but also other road users and pedestrians, no amount of jest can excuse what happened. Have a look at THIS ROAD ([url]http://g.co/maps/trdd9[/url]) and see if you think it suitable for that kind of speed.


I totally agree with you, it was just my attempt at a bit of humour!

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tcinbg on April 07, 2012, 09:06:11 pm
They don't list Code 55

Jack,

Although code 55 is not listed, a nice e-mail to PECO asking for the code 55 templates usually gets a positive reply.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on April 07, 2012, 09:16:21 pm
They don't list Code 55

Jack,

Although code 55 is not listed, a nice e-mail to PECO asking for the code 55 templates usually gets a positive reply.

Thanks tcinbg, I did actually sent a nice email to PECO and received a reply yesterday (which surprised me as its a Bank Holiday) with all the templates for Code 55.

Like you say - a positive outcome.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: keerout on April 08, 2012, 03:14:57 pm
They don't list Code 55

Jack,

Although code 55 is not listed, a nice e-mail to PECO asking for the code 55 templates usually gets a positive reply.
I sent two very nice E-mails, from the "contact us" button on their web-site & never an answer.. so I got Rail modeler instead, worked out fine!
Gerard.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on April 12, 2012, 09:19:48 am
Not so much angry as slightly annoyed.
Went out to get the last bits of track I needed and still managed to come away short of one bit of flexi track . :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 12, 2012, 04:03:55 pm
Gah why can't ethernet hubs just go "plink" like lightbulbs instead of making me spend hours chasing down a mysterious problem with the network.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on April 12, 2012, 05:04:29 pm
Just had my Sony Android phone die,touch screen keeps blanking and slide out keyboard dead. It's out of warranty so had to dig out the prehistoric Version 1  Google G1 Android phone (version 1.6).Lost all my  apps and data that were installed, they don't run on the old version. >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on April 12, 2012, 06:26:46 pm
10 years ago or so, I flew Ryan Air to Italy and when we landed the announcer said "for your convenience only the front doors will open". My blood still boils at the idiocy of that statement.

Oh and on a later flight, when they were telling us all about the cost of transfers or mars bars or whatever, even though these people are native english speakers, they didn't pluralise the word Euro. So a coffee was three Euro (or whatever it was) and not Euros.

You XXXXing morons, even toddlers as they are learning to speak shove an s on the end of everything because they've realised that thats how you indicate that there is more than one. That makes me want to headbutt the wall repeatedly, even after all these years.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: galway on April 12, 2012, 06:55:07 pm
Oh and on a later flight, when they were telling us all about the cost of transfers or mars bars or whatever, even though these people are native english speakers, they didn't pluralise the word Euro. So a coffee was three Euro (or whatever it was) and not Euros.



Sorry to annoy you even further  :evil:, but, being from the only English speaking country that has the Euro as its currency, I would have to say that you can use either Euro or Euros, people here will say either or both, in the same way they will say cent or cents  :smiley-laughing:

If I have a 10 Euro note it is only one note but I can call it 10 Euros if I want (actually if I have 10 Euros then SWMBO has obviously made a mistake with my allowance or she expects change :()
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on April 12, 2012, 07:02:18 pm
The following things I find annoying :

People writing should of and could of instead of should have (or should've) and could have (could've)

The term "A big ask" . How can an ask be big?  What is an ask?  It's a big task is surely the correct term.

Also, a bit like the euro thing above people who say "one pence" when it should be "one penny" (Take a look at what is written on a 1p coin!)

Finally why do people have so much trouble spelling the word Definitely?

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 12, 2012, 07:57:40 pm
With you 100% Symon, but best not get me started as far as grammar and spelling goes :computerangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 12, 2012, 11:59:20 pm
And what about the youngsters (and some not quite so youngsters) who ask if they can get something?
"Can I get a Big Mac and fries?" makes my blood boil. No, you can't get a Big Mac but you can have one. If I worked in that McDonalds I would say, "Yes, you can get a Big Mac" and then watch them to see if they actually do what they are asking to do and which I have given permission for them to do. Don't get me started on the fries/chips thing either.


Please note McDonalds has only been used as it's the sort of place this is said. I'm not a frequent customer although I do like their double sausage and muffin breakfast meal  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 13, 2012, 12:17:34 am
What I take great delight in is when asked "Can I ask you a question?"
I reply "Of course you can, you have the power of speech."

Usually their next utterance is "What?" normally pronouced "Wat?"
I reply "Watt developed the steam engine or it is also a unit of power."

By this time they are baffled so I have to explain why, in the first instance, they should have asked
"May I ask you a question?"
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 13, 2012, 12:31:00 am
What I take great delight in is when asked "Can I ask you a question?"
I reply "Of course you can, you have the power of speech."

Lots of people seem to ask that these days. My response is always "You just did".

Another annoyance along these lines and which I was talking to the wife about a couple of days ago is interviewees asking their own questions. This seems to be a very recent bad habit especially with football managers and MPs. They will quite happily sit there and say, "Did we have the right people out there today? I don't think so. Will there be any changes next week? Yes of course there will be."
I'll let you decide whether that was the football manager or the MP.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: ddolfelin on April 13, 2012, 07:54:43 am
"If I have a 10 Euro note it is only one note but I can call it 10 Euros if I want"

What do you call a three euro note?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on April 13, 2012, 08:10:58 am
What do you call a three euro note?

Fake
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 13, 2012, 09:10:31 am
What do you call a three euro note?

Fake

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on April 13, 2012, 10:46:18 am
Like everything else in this crazy world the English language is changing, the dictionary is getting bigger with all the new words that mean virtually nothing.

What bugs me here in Australia is because we have dollars instead of pounds so everyone uses the word "buck",  instead of saying "how are you mate" its now "how you goin buddy" and one of the worst we inherited from New Zealand and that is "G'Day Bro" I get that from young people and I am 69 this year so I hardly think he is my "Brother" unless my Mother gave birth to the little twit in her 80s.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 13, 2012, 01:40:51 pm
Another one to get up my nostrils is, when asking "How are you?" to be told "I'm good, thanks". It makes no sense ???
Far too much language is coming over from the States and as youngsters these days a surfeit of American tosh broadcast on British TV it can only get worse.

On a separate subject, I went through 3 pages of posts Wednesday night until I thought bed was beckoning, but when I closed down Windows decided I had 7 updates, which took 40 minutes to load. Having already installed the latest Adobe update successfully, the very next day I was informed there was another one. Grrrr >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Gordini5 on April 13, 2012, 02:01:30 pm
I still get the "have a nice day" from call centres. What a load of bilge. If I was having a nice day I would not need to stay on hold for twenty minutes waiting to speak to a human.



Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Irish Padre on April 13, 2012, 02:28:04 pm
re the Ryanair stuff, I totally agree with the door thing. I want to agree about the 'euros' but having lived in the Eurozone at the time of the currency change, we were subjected to the barrage of information on the introduction of the euro. As a result I can unfortunately confirm that the official plural of euro is euro, however counter-intuitive it might seem!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on April 13, 2012, 02:53:42 pm
re the Ryanair stuff, I totally agree with the door thing. I want to agree about the 'euros' but having lived in the Eurozone at the time of the currency change, we were subjected to the barrage of information on the introduction of the euro. As a result I can unfortunately confirm that the official plural of euro is euro, however counter-intuitive it might seem!!

Whether the Irish want to say Euro or Euros or whatever is niether here nor there. The aircraft originated in the UK, outside the Eurozone and the announcer was speaking in English. If it was a French aircraft the announcer would still have been speaking in English(as well as French and the language of destination if appropriate), as he/she would have if it were a Japanese or Nepalese airline that hubbed in stanstead.

Announcements are always translated into the languages of origin and destination. If we say that Ryanair is an Irish airline and they wish to make announcements in the Irish version of English with its official idiotic plural of Euro, then that should be an additional announcement.

You can't believe my fury about this, and it is the reason I stopped flying Ryanair.

Having said that I fully accept that the Irish speak a different version of English, but, the Ryanair aircraft are hubbing in a UK airport. If the flight was to Dublin, then maybe my blood would merely be simmering slowly (though I doubt it somehow)

Naturally this is all a bit TONGUE IN CHEEK!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 13, 2012, 04:57:03 pm

Naturally this is all a bit TONGUE IN CHEEK!!

Now I see where You get the "Obsessed" from TGV  :smiley-laughing:  :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on April 13, 2012, 05:09:43 pm
Makes me angry when I'm looking in Ebay or any other online site and the picture has a caption saying "click to enlarge" and all that happens is the same size picture appears in a new window.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on April 13, 2012, 05:21:38 pm

Naturally this is all a bit TONGUE IN CHEEK!!

Now I see where You get the "Obsessed" from TGV  :smiley-laughing:  :wave:

I know I know, but imagine- flying doesnt put anyone in a good mood and then having to listen to them announcing a list of prices, so that the word euro is repeated again and again and again and again

pure torture
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 13, 2012, 05:25:09 pm
Makes me angry when I'm looking in Ebay or any other online site and the picture has a caption saying "click to enlarge" and all that happens is the same size picture appears in a new window.

Allan

That also niggles me, I usually end up saying "words" to the screen  >:(  :computerangry:  :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 13, 2012, 05:48:41 pm
You mean like "5 pound" 8)

Allow me to make you more annoyed. The official plural is "euro". I refer you to

EU Publication 6336 'Spelling of the words "euro" and "cent"'

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on April 13, 2012, 05:55:44 pm
You mean like "5 pound" 8)

Allow me to make you more annoyed. The official plural is "euro". I refer you to

EU Publication 6336 'Spelling of the words "euro" and "cent"'

I am now apoplectic with rage and will need a full quota of friday beer to calm down!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: galway on April 13, 2012, 06:02:22 pm
You mean like "5 pound" 8)

Allow me to make you more annoyed. The official plural is "euro". I refer you to

EU Publication 6336 'Spelling of the words "euro" and "cent"'

I am now apoplectic with rage and will need a full quota of friday beer to calm down!

Hopefully you'll be purchasing said beer with pounds/pound
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 13, 2012, 06:03:35 pm
You mean like "5 pound" 8)

Allow me to make you more annoyed. The official plural is "euro". I refer you to

EU Publication 6336 'Spelling of the words "euro" and "cent"'

I am now apoplectic with rage and will need a full quota of friday beer to calm down!

Should that not be "Friday beers"?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on April 13, 2012, 06:15:31 pm
You mean like "5 pound" 8)

Allow me to make you more annoyed. The official plural is "euro". I refer you to

EU Publication 6336 'Spelling of the words "euro" and "cent"'

I am now apoplectic with rage and will need a full quota of friday beer to calm down!

Should that not be "Friday beers"?

not sure- try it with cheese and cheeses - the s suggests many different kinds, whereas with beer I like to stick to the same one all night.

which probably buggers up my whole point about the s on the end of euro!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 13, 2012, 08:41:14 pm

That also niggles me, I usually end up saying "words" to the screen  >:(  :computerangry:  :evil:

A guy my wife works with, not the most tollerant of men, insisted on having one of these phones you can talk to! He told the phone what he thought of it and back came the reply "No profanities if you please"  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on April 13, 2012, 08:54:49 pm
Thanks to my recent radioactive iodine treatment, my immune system is shot and I have somehow managed to catch flu. Sore throat, cough, aches and pains, etc, good some days and rubbish others. Hope it is just "man flu", but it's something I could do without.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 13, 2012, 08:57:47 pm
Crikey Kipper - you certainly are going through the mill at the moment.
Hope you can shake that bug off quickly :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 13, 2012, 09:05:10 pm
Sorry to hear of your problems Kipper but brought to mind a conversation between my wife and mother in law "David's not well", "Oh man flu I suppose", "No he's ill he's not drinking" Still love her!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on April 13, 2012, 10:35:26 pm
A guy my wife works with, not the most tollerant of men, insisted on having one of these phones you can talk to! He told the phone what he thought of it and back came the reply "No profanities if you please"  :smiley-laughing:


You can be very tolerant of almost anything, and Siri (for that is the iPhone lady's name) will drive you to cursing the air blue.  You will end up telling her that she has no real purpose and is a waste of silicon and germanium in no uncertain terms.  That is not Apple's best user interface!

Ask her what she's wearing though, and she will reply variously...

"I'm not that kind of assistant, Mark", or
"Aluminosilicate glass and stainless steel, nice, huh?"
"Why do people keep asking me this".

There are some very funny mix ups too... check out www.whysiriwhy.com (http://www.whysiriwhy.com) to see just how bad this virtual assistant can be.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on April 17, 2012, 10:03:31 am
A guy my wife works with, not the most tollerant of men, insisted on having one of these phones you can talk to! He told the phone what he thought of it and back came the reply "No profanities if you please"  :smiley-laughing:


You can be very tolerant of almost anything, and Siri (for that is the iPhone lady's name) will drive you to cursing the air blue.  You will end up telling her that she has no real purpose and is a waste of silicon and germanium in no uncertain terms.  That is not Apple's best user interface!

Ask her what she's wearing though, and she will reply variously...

"I'm not that kind of assistant, Mark", or
"Aluminosilicate glass and stainless steel, nice, huh?"
"Why do people keep asking me this".

There are some very funny mix ups too... check out [url=http://www.whysiriwhy.com]www.whysiriwhy.com[/url] ([url]http://www.whysiriwhy.com[/url]) to see just how bad this virtual assistant can be.


Beware of Siri!

Psycho Siri (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCkhY7gqbag#ws)  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on April 17, 2012, 10:32:17 am
What on earth is happening to the quality of driving nowadays?

Does no-one know how to use their indicators on their cars anymore or do they not realise they have them fitted?!
The amount of times drivers suddenly slow up for apparently no reason then veer off into another street or road with no indication or anything. As for roundabouts.....who knows which exit they're going to use?

When I start my revolution they'll be first up against the wall. No cigarette or anything.. ;)

Gosh......that was therapeutic.........
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on April 17, 2012, 10:57:42 am
Joe90, these days it seems to be a case of:

1) Learn your highway code and use your mirrors and signals.
2) Pass your test.
3) Don't bother with 1) anymore!

I only passed my test a year ago and I'm horrified by other peoples driving!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on April 17, 2012, 11:34:51 am
Joe90, these days it seems to be a case of:

1) Learn your highway code and use your mirrors and signals.
2) Pass your test.
3) Don't bother with 1) anymore!

I only passed my test a year ago and I'm horrified by other peoples driving!


You are assuming that all the other road users actually have valid driving licences.  If you watch the real crime police videos, it seems that loads of drivers don't bother.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on April 17, 2012, 12:28:52 pm
Sorry to hear you are not well Kipper and hope you get well ASAP.

Seem to be hearing a lot about Man Flu these days. seems we even have it on the bottom of the planet in Oz, can anyone please explain the difference between Man Flu and Woman Flu  ???

Please don't tell me Man Flu causes blokes to get a hairy backside cause I won't believe you.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on April 17, 2012, 12:34:33 pm
Moogle/Joe 90, try driving a coach for a living, it scares me to see just how crazy some drivers are out there, they don't care how big the vehicle is they cut up, or how dangerous a manouvre they are making, as long as they are in front! :o :thumbsdown: The road safety lobby are always on about how many deaths/ serious injuries occur every year, I have to ask, how is it so FEW with what I see most days! ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on April 17, 2012, 12:58:10 pm
The world has gone crazy.
When/If I get my revolution rolling it looks like I'll have to use 2 walls. :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: davieb on April 22, 2012, 07:44:49 pm
well i can't hold it back any longer i just have to get it off my chest

last sunday evening i got a shout from the living room that i was needed
i went in to find my dad in absolute agony with his stomach (that he has a known problem with) so i called the specialist's out of hours helpline
to be told to get him to the hospital immediately to get him checked over

so not being able to get him off the floor there was only one thing to do phone 999 and get an ambulance  :thumbsup:
this was at 7.30 and the ambulance finally arrived at 9.20 and this was after 3 calls to tell them it was getting worse   >:(

when we finally got to the hospital they did some tests and it turned out he had a water infection that was causing the pain
they gave him some anti-biotics and painkillers and sent him home  :thumbsdown:

sorry for the long post but i had to get it out as i am still fuming and considering taking it further

at least the tablets appear to be working as he is feeling better now

dave  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on April 22, 2012, 08:56:40 pm
Hi Dave,

The problem with antibiotics for urine infections is that you end up with antibiotic resistant bacteria,usually of the ecoli variety,you might find some information here useful..
http://www.dmannose.co.uk/ (http://www.dmannose.co.uk/)

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: davieb on April 22, 2012, 09:04:55 pm
thanks for that allan :thumbsup:

will run that by the specialist when we go next week

my father has a G.I.S.T or gastro-intestinal stomal tumour and one of the main side effects of the treatment is water infections
he is on a trial of a new treatment that has been getting 80-85% cure rate but anything he takes has to be approved
by his specialist

once again thanks for the info

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 23, 2012, 08:43:45 am
Hope the old boy continues to improve Dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on April 23, 2012, 08:53:31 am
Hi Dave,

The problem with antibiotics for urine infections is that you end up with antibiotic resistant bacteria,usually of the ecoli variety,you might find some information here useful..
[url]http://www.dmannose.co.uk/[/url] ([url]http://www.dmannose.co.uk/[/url])

Allan


The dmannose stuff is good. Some of my female friends have used it.

Hope you father gets better soon Dave. There are some wonderful new drugs out now.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 24, 2012, 08:07:00 am
It seems our local council has had enough of drivers smoothly negotiating roundabouts with traffic lights.
They have re-sequenced the lights so you just lurch round the roundabout from one set of lights to the next making zero progress. Grrrr >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: K-N-Gauge on April 24, 2012, 09:05:05 am
It seems our local council has had enough of drivers smoothly negotiating roundabouts with traffic lights.
They have re-sequenced the lights so you just lurch round the roundabout from one set of lights to the next making zero progress. Grrrr >:(
Councils seem to like this!
When in rush hour is stupid to many cars go on to the roundabout then block the lights behind them, which in turn people behind them can t move and so on the round about doesn't move at all and people just beeb! Lol
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on April 24, 2012, 06:53:58 pm
You should try Bath.... From Bath abbey to the bus station there are exactly TEN sets of lights and all in less than 1/4 of a mile... :o :o :o  Our bus shedules give us 8 mins to do this and we rarely run to time on that section ! ::)

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: K-N-Gauge on April 24, 2012, 06:56:53 pm
You should try Bath.... From Bath abbey to the bus station there are exactly TEN sets of lights and all in less than 1/4 of a mile... :o :o :o  Our bus shedules give us 8 mins to do this and we rarely run to time on that section ! ::)
Blood hell! I'm ok for trying :D lol
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Andrew.PEI on April 24, 2012, 07:38:12 pm

This is the place to let of steam about anything that angers you!

I hate stupid tv programs that my trainee wife watches; cougar town, the hills, glee ,sex and the city,90210,  >:( >:( >:(






the small print!
Just make sure its not in anyway offensive or directed at anybody on the forum..



[/quote]


Just like my missus I hate the programmes she watches
[/quote]

Then try this for Size- I install satellite TV - Even did my own-  So here we are with a fancy box and a brand new Flat screen tv- 800 channel universe- and all "We" get is "Black & White" - the wife seems hooked on TCM Turner Classic Movies(539 on Shaw).
 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 24, 2012, 07:55:56 pm

Then try this for Size- I install satellite TV - Even did my own-  So here we are with a fancy box and a brand new Flat screen tv- 800 channel universe- and all "We" get is "Black & White" - the wife seems hooked on TCM Turner Classic Movies(539 on Shaw).

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:  You couldn't make it up!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Andrew.PEI on April 24, 2012, 08:02:37 pm
Still Happily Married- She Puts Up with my "OOOPS !" when I win {accidently} on Ebay :smiley-laughing:
So I guess all is fair in Love and War :-*
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on April 24, 2012, 08:57:43 pm
Near where I live is a level crossing, placed next to a mini-roundabout. Some clown, from the bit of the railways that deals with it, has decided that the barriers will come down 5 minutes before the train arrives at the crossing. This creates long queues, naturally. When the barriers do go up, everyone who crosses the crossing gets stopped at the roundabout, due to the large queue built up on the other side, and the traffic backs up to the crossing. Then the bells start to ring again.....
If they reduced the waiting time, the queues would be shorter, and the problem would not occur. The next crossing down the line is timed to about 1 minute. Flipping Robin Hood Line.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Andrew.PEI on April 24, 2012, 09:08:31 pm
Been near there   -Missed the fun- Its on my to do list next time in the area..... :evil: I love to chase "Trains" an old trick my dad taught me back in the day- (Last few days of steam). Chasing from place to place to Watch the Big 'uns go by and then racing madly to the next spot down the line :camera:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on April 25, 2012, 10:47:05 am
Been near there   -Missed the fun- Its on my to do list next time in the area..... :evil: I love to chase "Trains" an old trick my dad taught me back in the day- (Last few days of steam). Chasing from place to place to Watch the Big 'uns go by and then racing madly to the next spot down the line :camera:

A friend of mine (sadly departed) was photographing the Flying Scotsman on a run. He did just that, raced to a spot where thought he could see it coming out of a tunnel. Left the car, jumped over a 4 foot hedge, straight into a 3 foot deep ditch. Broke an ankle and missed the picture. He managed to crawl out of the ditch and back into his car and drove to a hospital in absolute agony.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on April 25, 2012, 12:37:56 pm
Near where I live is a level crossing, placed next to a mini-roundabout. Some clown, from the bit of the railways that deals with it, has decided that the barriers will come down 5 minutes before the train arrives at the crossing. This creates long queues, naturally. When the barriers do go up, everyone who crosses the crossing gets stopped at the roundabout, due to the large queue built up on the other side, and the traffic backs up to the crossing. Then the bells start to ring again.....
If they reduced the waiting time, the queues would be shorter, and the problem would not occur. The next crossing down the line is timed to about 1 minute. Flipping Robin Hood Line.

you have my sympathy, i live in west sussex we have barriers everywhere round here including the one with a twitter account down the road that taunts motorists, i always findthe one at ford station a nightmare i think its guagemaster have set it up to get me to go in even if i was trying to pass them by!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 25, 2012, 02:49:41 pm
Near where I live is a level crossing, placed next to a mini-roundabout. Some clown, from the bit of the railways that deals with it, has decided that the barriers will come down 5 minutes before the train arrives at the crossing.

More joined up government at work. The railway is responsible for the railway part to the gates. The council and DfT are responsible for the road bit the other side. So there is no mechanism to avoid such idiocies. It's taken years to create a process for trying to stop people jumping crossings by adding additional barriers in the road centre at problem locatios. This is because it requires Network Rail, DfT and local government to talk to one another, and worse yet ... to agree whose budget.

In the mean time they just carry on scraping up the bits and complaining about safety.
 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on April 26, 2012, 07:56:52 am
Been soaked to the skin four days running (even came through waterproofs), my waterbutts are overflowing, garden is a bog, pavements are flooded and I have nowhere to put the water I have been recycling.

And it is bucketing down now!

And my area is classified as being in drought until Christmas!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 26, 2012, 08:54:24 am
my waterbutts are overflowing,
No no no no no, I am resisting, as it would be too easy to make comment about your waterbutts  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:

And it is bucketing down now!
Well here in the NE we are getting it all day, it started yesterday afternoon, I was only out for 15 mins and was soaked through just going to the shop for some basics  :(

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on April 26, 2012, 09:27:12 am
I was only out for 15 mins and was soaked through just going to the shop for some basics[/color]  :(


I know exactly what you mean! When it is not continually raining here it is a mixture of sunshine and showers that become heavy very quickly and guess who manages to get caught in the showers rather than the sunshine . . .

We do need the rain though. I think what irritated me is some of the local media smugly harping on about being in drought, saving water and hosepipe bans - particularly after coming home drenched for the third or fourth time.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on April 26, 2012, 09:39:03 am
The road floods outside of my house, and the council have to use the gulley suckers every two weeks to clear the drains (too many leaves round here)!  Occasionally the water floods the road, goes into the sub station next door, and into my back garden. ::)  I'm halfway through building a large concrete trench with a sump pump in it, which will squirt out over our back wall.

This is from last year, but Croydon Council don't think there is a problem with their drains as "They seem to clear after an hour of rain".  Huh?! ???

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/13769_194287943473_788053473_3959865_3233346_n.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/13769_194287948473_788053473_3959866_294813_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on April 26, 2012, 10:15:51 am
Tank, I have just realised how lucky I am, not having to put up with that sort of regular flooding and attitude from the Council. So I'm not so angry now.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 26, 2012, 10:40:49 am

This is from last year, but Croydon Council don't think there is a problem with their drains as "They seem to clear after an hour of rain".  Huh?! ???

([url]http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/13769_194287943473_788053473_3959865_3233346_n.jpg[/url])



Here you go Tank problem solved

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/General/type-63-light-amphibious-tank-army-guide-21.jpg)

Mind you it's Chinese but Dapol can probably get you one  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on April 26, 2012, 10:50:11 am
 :smiley-laughing:  A ZBD-97...I'm surprised it's still going as it's Chinese!!!

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 26, 2012, 10:59:22 am
:smiley-laughing:  A ZBD

...and he said "Time for bed"

I wonder who will remember this classic?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 26, 2012, 11:12:59 am
:smiley-laughing:  A ZBD


...and he said "Time for bed"

I wonder who will remember this classic?


Or the other classic it gave rise too

jasper carrot magic roundabout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_JQDfuMZi0#)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on April 26, 2012, 05:43:24 pm
Wasn't that on the 'B' side of Funky Moped?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EddieA on April 26, 2012, 06:02:06 pm
It indeed was, and I think I still have the original single somewhere in my collection.

OK that's any street cred I had on here firmly out of the window :smiley-laughing: 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on April 27, 2012, 01:11:18 pm
One thing after another no wonder a bloke is turning into a raving nut.

Now my Daughter has Addisons Disease and has to stay on Steroids for the rest of her life, she also has to wear a tag on a chain around her neck and carry a syringe with steroids in it just in case she has an attack which could prove fatal unless she gets to hospital to get a certain hormone balanced, only 1 to 6 in 100,000 people get this disease and it had to happen to this beautiful young woman.

I dunno sometimes I think these things are sent to test us.

Why am I mad, it takes years for Addisons Disease to really take hold as the Adrenal Glands do not produce certain hormones including Adrenalin, she has been to many different doctors over the past few years and it has cost her thousands of dollars in tests to find out what has been wrong with her and no bugger knew, finally she went to a young Indian doctor who knew straight away what was wrong, to many quacks making money out of people these days.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 27, 2012, 06:17:39 pm
Jeez Dave - I am really sorry to hear this news about your daughter and the events leading up to the diagnosis. It seems everyone I talk to has a grievance with medical services (regardless of country).
Please pass on my very best wishes to her :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 27, 2012, 07:06:52 pm
and I thought your year couldn't get any worse Dave, it probably wont help much but give her lots of hugs from Scotland for me
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on April 27, 2012, 08:54:52 pm
So sorry to hear that Dave. I'm not sure i've got too much wisdom to comfort you.

My ex-wife has it, and, as if it was even vaguely relevant or reassuring, as far as I am aware hasn't caused her any problems. I also believe JFK had it, and I'm pretty sure wasn't what finished him off!

I think it is manageable in the way you described and the main thing is to be sure to carry the rescue meds in case of what i think they call a 'crisis'.

Very upsetting news for you all.  I hope she gets the right care from now on.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on April 27, 2012, 09:31:52 pm
Thanks lads and thank you Mark its reassuring to hear from someone that knows someone with the same thing.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 01, 2012, 12:35:37 am
One feed wire left to solder and then all the droppers/feeds are done for Snow Hill.

One .. because with just one wire left to solder my soldering iron has committed suicide. Grrr, although it's given me around 20 years loyal service so perhaps thats not too bad.


Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on May 04, 2012, 09:18:22 am
Not Happy! Having to start dismantling my layout due to our landlord being a sneaky bit of work. In the recent heavy rain we have had water pouring into our kitchen through the cob wall, and it has spread and soaked the living room carpet as well. It stinks of damp and mould, our landlord lives in Spain and basically said "if you don't like it, leave!". >:( Environmental health has declared it unfit for human habitation, so we have to move out, only place we could find locally has 2 less rooms, so no space for my layout :'(, so just as I'd finished laying all my track, I have to dismantle it all, with no prospect of being able to use it in the near future :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 04, 2012, 09:27:05 am
People like your landlord should have their property taken from them.  What a terrible situation to be in, I hope you keep looking for a bigger place to live.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on May 04, 2012, 09:32:27 am
People like your landlord should have their property taken from them.  What a terrible situation to be in, I hope you keep looking for a bigger place to live.

Agree fully, good luck.
As space is short how about a diorama to keep your skills in.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on May 04, 2012, 09:35:03 am
Sorry to hear that. Just as you're getting somewhere on your layout too. Bummer!

As a tenant myself I've had no problems but a friend of mine has had many with hers.
Getting repairs done takes months if she's lucky and guess what, he lives in Spain too!

Want's the money coming in but not going out is the impression I get.
Sounds like yours is a far worse version.  :thumbsdown:

I believe, could be wrong, that the only way those type of landlords can get their comeuppance is if its a listed building.
I think the local council can get a court order to force the landlord to make the repairs then.
I could be wrong as I say...
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 04, 2012, 10:18:49 am
So sorry to hear your news, and can only hope things improve for you sooner rather than later.
I also admire your restraint in only referring to the landlord as "a sneaky bit of work"
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on May 04, 2012, 10:20:19 am
I only kept my post civilised because we have some very young members!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on May 04, 2012, 12:01:53 pm
That's terrible.  So sorry to hear that.  I hope they cant rent it and go bankrupt!  Sorry about the layout going into storage.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on May 04, 2012, 12:10:21 pm
Sadly my layout is not going into storage, it's having to be dismantled, as it's 10 feet by 4 feet, so it has to come apart to get it out :thumbsdown: And as I said earlier, no room at the new place to set it up :'(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 04, 2012, 12:27:25 pm
I believe, could be wrong, that the only way those type of landlords can get their comeuppance is if its a listed building.

A small claims suit for the carpet and other damage perhaps. At the very least they'd have to either put up, or fly over from spain 8)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on May 04, 2012, 12:31:12 pm
I really feel for you mate but sadly when renting its hard to find a good landlord these days, seems all they want to do is grab your money and they couldn't give a stuff about the tenants.

Here's hoping the new place will be more comfortable and in time you will be able to get a bigger home with a caring landlord.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 1936ace on May 04, 2012, 12:41:31 pm
Hi Dave, my families thoughts are with you. Had a similar story with my son. when he was little he was very sick, went here and there and saw heaps of experts. his headmistress at school would not let hm return to school unless we provided medical certificate to say it was ok so as to not disturb the teacher. poor kid not his fault he would just start throwing up violently. Managed to get to see a professor at "the john" who ended up doing some invassive medical tests to work out all he had was lactose intolerence. amazing how no one could work this out. And all this after he had to wait until he was one to have surgery to remove a cancer risk.
bart
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: R M Williams on May 04, 2012, 06:32:53 pm
Hi

Real sympathy for you and I hope you can get back to the layout asap.

Had problems myself with a private landlord who used to own the place next door and rent it out - all the tenants were great till a bunch of layabouts moved in and started partying 24/7 and, the police suspected, running the place as a drug supply base and a brothel.

The landlord was not even slightly interested in the problems being caused by his tenants.

He GOT interested when they stopped paying the rent, and actually came whining to me when he found out that he'd actually have to pay court-costs and bailiff fees to get them out.  My sympathy was not forthcoming.

After I'd attended court a few times the tenants got an ASBO against them, so I hope they are not disrupting the lives of neighbours wherever they have moved to.

All sorted now, the landlord gave up on buying to rent and sold the place to a very nice family. so life quickly got back to normal.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on May 07, 2012, 03:06:05 pm
Not Happy! Having to start dismantling my layout due to our landlord being a sneaky bit of work. In the recent heavy rain we have had water pouring into our kitchen through the cob wall, and it has spread and soaked the living room carpet as well. It stinks of damp and mould, our landlord lives in Spain and basically said "if you don't like it, leave!". >:( Environmental health has declared it unfit for human habitation, so we have to move out, only place we could find locally has 2 less rooms, so no space for my layout :'(, so just as I'd finished laying all my track, I have to dismantle it all, with no prospect of being able to use it in the near future :'(

I work in this area (lettings not devon) , and my understanding at the very least is that your Landlord must have a UK address. Also, properties that are let must be fit for letting and conform to a number of standards. Also the landlords paperwork must be in very good order regarding your deposit protection (if applicable).

I do understand that just going for your landlord is a headache, in that to some extent you rely on him/her for a reference for the next property- if that is not the case then you are in quite a good position- E P's idea of the small claims court is correct- but it isnt merely for the damage, it is also for the rent that the landlord cannot raise if the place is not fit and his paperwork isnt up to scratch (depending on the type of building).

And coming to the type of building, many fall under the beedy eyes of your councils environmental department and fall under the Mandatory or discretional liscensing- It is NOT the case that only listed buildings require the landlord to do proper repair.

If your property is unfit, and you are in contract (or out of it even- tenancies carry on even after the date ends) - I mean if a tenancy at some point was set up (i e the landlord or agent gave you the keys and he/she does not live there too) and those keys have not been returned (the tenancy has not ended- that is the only way for a tenancy to end other than the courts ending it), then it is the landlord who is responsible to house you if the property is unfit for habitation, if the reasons for that can be demonstrated as not your own.

feel free to PM me if you like, but am happy to offer advice in public too.

Just to simplify things-

If you moved in after 1997 then it is very likely that you have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. In most situations that gives the landlord the right to ask you to leave (without stating any reason) and the courts will uphold that provided proper notice is given. However that doesn't mean that the landlord does not have responsibilities.

It doesn't matter if there is a piece of paper, just handing you the keys after a verbal agreement of rent is good enough (just- better to have the bit of paper)

An assured shorthold tenancy has to last at minimum 6 months. If your agreement has ended, the main provisions of it still apply- the tenancy reverts to what is called a statutory periodic tenancy- so even if yu are out of the original timeframe, both sides have legal recourse to statutory and / or the original terms of the agreement

If you moved in after 6th April 2007 and you paid a deposit, then that deposit must have been protected by the landlord - either insured or given to a government scheme for safekeeping - and it is the landlords responsibility to have informed you. Failure to have done so puts you in a rather good position - the landlord has lost the right to remove you for no reason- he/she must now state reasons and it is for the courts to decide.

Regarding repairs much depends on what is reasonable or not and by reasonable I mean what the courts think is reasonable. But the landlord is responsible for keeping the property in a habitable condition.

During any repairs that prevent you from living in the property, it is the landlords responsibility to adequately house you if the tenancy has not ended- and remember the tenancy ends with either you handing over the keys or the bailiffs removing you.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 07, 2012, 03:47:23 pm
I was going to moan that my Satellite internet (Italy) was taken out by a thunderstorm yesterday so missed out on what I thought was an e-bay bargain. Now having read the previous thread I realise what a wonderful group exists on this forum. Offering help in all sorts of diverse situations. Hats off to tgv_obsessed.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tcinbg on May 08, 2012, 04:48:22 pm
hairygit -

I guess your landlord is paying tax on in rental income, isn't he?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on May 08, 2012, 05:43:10 pm
Well I've got nothing to really get angry about compared to you guys but I'm saving this smiley for when I find something non political (they're all as bad as each other!) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry021.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: K-N-Gauge on May 08, 2012, 11:18:59 pm
I to have had enough of those models!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on May 08, 2012, 11:52:19 pm
Annoying as they are some can be of use to the modeller. I have recently acquired a delprado SNCF elec loco model converted onto a motorized chassis which now means I have a RtR N gauge model that not many people have for under £20!

If they are annoying you then click advance search options and omit delprado from the search then you won't have to wade through tons of static models so you can get down to what you really want. Hope that helps :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on May 09, 2012, 02:32:31 am
Very annoyed at the idiots that leave the pub up the road at 2am in the morning and chuck their mates on top of the hedge at the front of our place, what used to be a nice level hedge now looks like a serrated saw blade, not game enough to go out and tell them to knock it off because I would most likely get bashed up or something.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on May 09, 2012, 08:23:50 am
Very annoyed at the idiots that leave the pub up the road at 2am in the morning and chuck their mates on top of the hedge at the front of our place, what used to be a nice level hedge now looks like a serrated saw blade, not game enough to go out and tell them to knock it off because I would most likely get bashed up or something.

I hate vandals and yobs who wreck other people's property. Best thing to do Dave is weave some barbed wire amongst the hedge so it's hidden and camouflaged. Next time some clown decides to go 'bush surfing' all you have to do is phone the cops as the moron who tried to wreck your bush is wrapped up in the barbed wire that you hid. You won't even have to wait up for them, the screams should alert you that some giant twerp has decided to mess with your foliage.

 Just tell the police to bring some wire cutters so they can cut him loose before arresting him for breaching the peace and vandalism.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on May 09, 2012, 09:32:22 am
Thanks for the replies lads  :thumbsup: love the barbed wire idea so I may shove a few strands across the top of the hedge  :thumbsup: that is while Daves suggestion of planting pyracantha into the hedge, Dave I was pleased to find out that pyracantha grows over here in Oz so thanks for that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on May 09, 2012, 09:49:13 am
No worries Dave,
Regards
Dave (OwL)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 09, 2012, 10:06:47 am
Very annoyed at the idiots that leave the pub up the road at 2am in the morning and chuck their mates on top of the hedge at the front of our place, what used to be a nice level hedge now looks like a serrated saw blade, not game enough to go out and tell them to knock it off because I would most likely get bashed up or something.

An ideal application for an electric fence  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on May 09, 2012, 10:10:11 am
Very annoyed at the idiots that leave the pub up the road at 2am in the morning and chuck their mates on top of the hedge at the front of our place, what used to be a nice level hedge now looks like a serrated saw blade, not game enough to go out and tell them to knock it off because I would most likely get bashed up or something.


An ideal application for an electric fence  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:


Beware - the owner can get prosecuted if a trespasser is harmed


http://tammyswallow.hubpages.com/hub/Did-You-Know-If-a-Trespasser-Gets-Hurt-on-Your-Property-You-ARE-Liable (http://tammyswallow.hubpages.com/hub/Did-You-Know-If-a-Trespasser-Gets-Hurt-on-Your-Property-You-ARE-Liable)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on May 09, 2012, 10:33:59 am
Don't worry Pendy, Dave lives in Oz, I doubt they have silly laws out there, like we have here, the likes of which protect the crooks and vandals that blight everyday life here in Britain. :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 09, 2012, 10:56:15 am

Beware - the owner can get prosecuted if a trespasser is harmed

[url]http://tammyswallow.hubpages.com/hub/Did-You-Know-If-a-Trespasser-Gets-Hurt-on-Your-Property-You-ARE-Liable[/url] ([url]http://tammyswallow.hubpages.com/hub/Did-You-Know-If-a-Trespasser-Gets-Hurt-on-Your-Property-You-ARE-Liable[/url])


In that case a warning sign with "WARNING - Hedge Infested with Funnel Web Spiders" could be the cheapest solution  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: fisherman on May 09, 2012, 11:32:53 am
some   kids  are  just  SO  weird!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on May 09, 2012, 12:55:05 pm
Don't worry Pendy, Dave lives in Oz, I doubt they have silly laws out there, like we have here, the likes of which protect the crooks and vandals that blight everyday life here in Britain. :(

I wish that were true, here in Oz you can get off with a good behavior bond for robbery, 4 years for murder but for not paying a parking fine and you get locked up for 3 months, work that one out ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on May 09, 2012, 02:23:51 pm
Don't worry Pendy, Dave lives in Oz, I doubt they have silly laws out there, like we have here, the likes of which protect the crooks and vandals that blight everyday life here in Britain. :(

I wish that were true, here in Oz you can get off with a good behavior bond for robbery, 4 years for murder but for not paying a parking fine and you get locked up for 3 months, work that one out ??? ??? ???

That means you are better off burgling someone to pay you sodding parking fine!  That's nuts!!! :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on May 09, 2012, 02:37:28 pm
Don't worry Pendy, Dave lives in Oz, I doubt they have silly laws out there, like we have here, the likes of which protect the crooks and vandals that blight everyday life here in Britain. :(

I wish that were true, here in Oz you can get off with a good behavior bond for robbery, 4 years for murder but for not paying a parking fine and you get locked up for 3 months, work that one out ??? ??? ???

That means you are better off burgling someone to pay you sodding parking fine!  That's nuts!!! :o

risking to sound all woolly liberal about this, but its because the judges in most serious criminal cases have some discretion about sentencing and therefore sentence according to the defendant. If you give senior legal people discretion, they will use it.

Parking offences v serious crimes etc are used as examples because one is very easily measurable and has a fixed penalty, the other on the other hand can have variable circumstances

and no i'm not saying its right that you have more chance with the courts if you murder your wife and children than if you park 5 minutes over the allotted time.

a parking offence should never be custodial, the fact that it appears to be in australia is because (as here in the uk) we are moving towards mandatory sentences dictated by government in order to appear "tough on crime"

the side effect this kind of knee jerk policy of being tough on crime is that very minor offences are treated harshly, but serious crime, because it is serious still affords discretion on the part of the courts and "experts", isnt usually subject to the same tinkering from the home affairs departments of governments.




Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on May 09, 2012, 03:31:35 pm
>:( >:( >:( So not happy >:( >:( >:(

i have always ordered my paper and card off one firm via ebay, alas i cant find anything for sale by that seller (gone out of business perhaps)

so i ordered from a new supplier and not only have i had to wait the best part of a week due to the bank holiday i have recieved them only to find that instead of 120 sheets of printed label 1 label per sheet i have been sent 120 units of 21 labels per sheet that are pretty much useless to me,,,,,

already contacted the seller but i can see this dragging way too near the two week mark for my liking!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 09, 2012, 04:24:32 pm
Plenty of those - minor drugs offences score higher than kicking old laidies down stairs, and woe betide anyone copy a music track on the internet.. thats up there with the really serious stuff.

All quite mad and all driven by the special interest groups who own our government. Some of them like the copyright lobby in ways that IMHO make Murdoch look like a distant pen friend

.. Fume...

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on May 10, 2012, 10:22:52 pm
"pear cider"

there's a perfectly good word for perry
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 11, 2012, 12:04:19 am
That equates to £12.50 per head. Had I known this, I would have taken £50.00 and gone down to the local supermarket and grabbed enough food to more than cater for the numbers - and appetites - involved. I know it's not my money, and that my company has made a several hundred million dollar profit in the past financial year, but some people really take the wee-wee.

We actually did that for a conference in Swansea. The organizer went down to some of the local Indian restuarants and take aways (having got a list of acceptable ones fro locals) and said "I've got 400 quid, I need this much food for lunch delivered here, are you interested".  Got takers easily and one of the small family ones closed the restuarant for that otherwise quite afternooon, got a great deal from their viewpoint and we got great food.

One thing I learned rapidly for all business stuff is to demand actual pricing in advance. Actually for several of the companies I worked for that was policy because the accountants were tight fisted (and much as they annoyed me the business in question did stay in business in downturns!)

Business air travel is another great rip off. Changing someone 150 quid for an extra seat inch and a less nasty plastic meal.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EddieA on May 11, 2012, 05:10:58 pm
hairygit -

I guess your landlord is paying tax on in rental income, isn't he?

Had something along these lines a couple of years ago. A local 'cowboy builder' was knocking on doors in my street offering to do 'urgent repairs on roofs etc he had somehow noticed from the road'. He ripped off my next door neighbours for what started off as simple repair of roughcast on a disused chimney to taking the entire chimney down and patching the roof where it had come through. Several thousand evidently changed hands (in cash!)

My garden wall was needing the roughcast replaced and he cold called and quoted me what I knew was a stupid price (cash in hand before he job started) as he couldn't have even bought the materials for that. After a couple of further visits I told him that I had had other quotes (true, more expensive but from kosha companies) and that my brother-in-law, who is handy with building work as a 'hobby',  also thought that his quote seemed too cheap.
'So, is your brother in law a builder then?' was the sarcy response.
'No, he works for Customs and Revenue but knows a bit about building...' (again true)
Exit stage right with white face not to be seen again around here. Not sure if the disappearance was due to any activity by C&R...   

Perhaps a quick phone call to the Inland Revenue might be worth while???
     
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on May 12, 2012, 06:44:51 pm
Don't get mad......get even...... ;D.. :thumbsup:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/-men-at-work--sign-altered-in-village-of-melksham--wiltshire.html (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/-men-at-work--sign-altered-in-village-of-melksham--wiltshire.html)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on May 12, 2012, 06:55:39 pm
Good one DS  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 12, 2012, 07:06:33 pm
What a hoot - nice one, DS :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: K-N-Gauge on May 12, 2012, 08:18:57 pm
Nice one lol
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: fisherman on May 13, 2012, 08:41:27 am
those  little  springs in Grafar couplings  make  me  VERY  angry

another  little sod  has  disappeared  into  the  carpet!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on May 13, 2012, 11:12:37 am
Here's one for you all the "Go Compare" Advert!  GGGRRrrrrrr need I say any more!

Hate the advert, but the annoying thing is that I find myself humming the tune. :(

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 13, 2012, 12:04:27 pm
Here's one for you all the "Go Compare" Advert!  GGGRRrrrrrr need I say any more!

Hate the advert, but the annoying thing is that I find myself humming the tune. :(

Nurse!!! There's no help for this man :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 13, 2012, 03:21:38 pm
those  little  springs in Grafar couplings  make  me  VERY  angry

another  little sod  has  disappeared  into  the  carpet!

Whenever you take apart a Farish coupling with those springs in it do so in a clear plastic bag. Then put a tiny spot of superglue on the coupling end and glue the coupling to the spring end taking care to keep it fairly straight.

In future you will be looking for a single larger escapee and it saves much grief.

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: fisherman on May 13, 2012, 04:39:50 pm
er... knew  that ..coff..

I had  NO  intention of  fiddling  with  the  couplings...

I was  trimming off  the  buffers  on  my  new  Grafar  mk  3  coaches for  my   new  HST  set...

as one  does....

 and  the  bogie swivelled round  and  there  was  this  ever so tiny 'ping' sound...

and  I  said...

'my hearing  must  be  getting  better'....

( or words  to  that  effect...)

 but  ty  for  the  advice.. it was appreciated
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on May 13, 2012, 07:36:36 pm
er... knew  that ..coff..

I had  NO  intention of  fiddling  with  the  couplings...

I was  trimming off  the  buffers  on  my  new  Grafar  mk  3  coaches for  my   new  HST  set...

as one  does....

 and  the  bogie swivelled round  and  there  was  this  ever so tiny 'ping' sound...

and  I  said...

'my hearing  must  be  getting  better'....

( or words  to  that  effect...)

 but  ty  for  the  advice.. it was appreciated

Now that did make me chuckle  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: B757-236GT on May 13, 2012, 10:53:10 pm
The go compare ad is obviously working as you are talking about it now. The best example of any advertising is useful has Michael "insert derogatory term here "O Leary of a certain low cost airline.  The man claimed to have cancer to try to boost things. Eventually he just said his words had been twisted etc etc. He was so far past the line, he couldnt even see it!

Richard
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on May 26, 2012, 04:17:07 pm
I can't believe no ones been angry for 13 days!  :o
Must be where the suns come out!  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on May 26, 2012, 04:24:53 pm
Ok well I'm angry because I managed to fall down the stairs and crack 4 or 5 ribs meaning I can't go out and play golf in this weather because it hurts too much. 3 weeks of pain so far  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on May 26, 2012, 04:26:56 pm
Went to Maplins for a scart to plug adapter, so I can record my VHS onto DVD via computer. I found that the converter I had already bought only has wire with sockets, whilst my VHS only has scart. The Saturday boy took me to the stand with loads of different gubbins on it, pointed to a scart to sockets and said that was what I wanted. I pointed out that I needed scart to plugs, but to no avail. I then noticed, lower on the stand, just what I needed!
Going to record Easy Rider tonight - just to chill me out.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on May 26, 2012, 04:46:05 pm
Sorry to hear about your fall Trainfish. Can't make modelling any easier either I'd imagine.

Kipper, you were unfortunate to get the dreaded Saturday boy!
I know what you've been through as I remember buying a camera years ago from Dixons.
Saw what one I liked and stood reading the card that was in front of it with the cameras details on it.
The Saturday boy asked if I needed help so I pointed to the camera and asked if he could tell me more about it.
He did no more than pick up the card and read it out! I went back in the week, found out what I wanted and bought the camera.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on May 26, 2012, 05:59:11 pm
Ok well I'm angry because I managed to fall down the stairs and crack 4 or 5 ribs meaning I can't go out and play golf in this weather because it hurts too much. 3 weeks of pain so far  >:(

Ouch!

I knew there would be a cure for golf, but had no idea it was that extreme! ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on May 27, 2012, 12:08:19 am
It actually gets worse for me. I've got my stag weekend next week when I'm supposed to be playing golf on the Friday and karting and laser questing on Saturday. I may end up being a spectator to all events. I'm just hoping I'll be able to drink but that would mean I have to stop the painkillers. It won't be easy  :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on May 27, 2012, 09:40:30 am
Ok well I'm angry because I managed to fall down the stairs and crack 4 or 5 ribs meaning I can't go out and play golf in this weather because it hurts too much. 3 weeks of pain so far  >:(
Ouch  :'( broken a few over the years myself so can understand the pain you must be suffering but the pain should start to ease  now that 3 weeks has passed.......not stop..... but just ease slowely
Good luck to you for a speedy recovery anyway
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on May 30, 2012, 03:56:14 pm
It actually gets worse for me. I've got my stag weekend next week when I'm supposed to be playing golf on the Friday and karting and laser questing on Saturday. I may end up being a spectator to all events. I'm just hoping I'll be able to drink but that would mean I have to stop the painkillers. It won't be easy  :(

I should think you would want to be fit for post wedding days not just the stag do  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on May 30, 2012, 05:39:53 pm
It's complicated but I actually got married last year so I've already done all the post wedding stuff. We do things a little differently down this way  ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: galway on May 30, 2012, 07:54:11 pm
Dear auntie NGF,

Don’t often get angry – well not since my younger days, however, was getting a bit racked off at work, that I was doing a disproportionate amount of work and hours to some of my colleagues.

Went to see the Regional Manager with my concerns about my workload (without comparing myself to anyone else initially), listened to the normal b*ll about everyone is in the same boat, having to work harder in these difficult times etc etc. Pointed out to him that my sales were at least 50% more than any other driver (I do van sales) and in a couple of cases more than double than some.

Then I made the mistake of mentioning I never have a break (drive truck on tachograph), well this is all the conversation revolved around from then on, I was breaking law etc, everyone has to take breaks you get the drift, referred him back to earlier comments “having to work harder in these difficult times etc etc “ – made absolutely no difference, he now had a reason to push everything back on me (some of these jumped up little $#%*$  love this).

Anyway the reason I am angry – I gave the b*ll*ks the ammo to have a go at me, so am angry with myself, this will shortly pass.

I also came out of the meeting knowing that I am working over the companies max  (48 hrs per week) – currently doing  over  50 without breaks (we get paid for 39), I will now start taking my breaks and working at a pace of my other co-workers, this should then take me to over 60 hours per week and force (because of company rules) the obnoxious little *@* to take some of my calls off me, if I’ve learnt one thing from today its ‘don’t give them the opportunity to put it back on you’  and start playing them by their rules – use their rules against them, that’s two things (or three) but who’s counting!

Thanks for reading feel much better already.  :)

Yours sincerely
Gaillimh
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on May 30, 2012, 08:49:33 pm
Mate, when I'm working (off sick with my ribs at the moment obviously) I do similar to you and work far more hours than anyone else yet get the job done and done well. I've also had all the "everyone's in the same boat" bit which is the same in most companies. I spoke to someone in HR about it and she advised me to just do the hours I'm contracted to do. She said even though I get the job done, nobody notices that. The only time they will notice is when you fail because there's not enough hours in the day. I'm not the sort of person to do that normally but when I return to work I certainly will be doing that. Then they have to sit up and take notice. I also keep an accurate record of all the hours I work.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on May 30, 2012, 08:52:01 pm
Problem is some companies think they can get away with stuff like this because everyone is scared of losing their jobs and as soon as you stand up to them, that is the sort of crap you get back.  Apart from looking elsewhere I don't know what else you can do, I'm not that up on employment law.
Trainfish has a valid point though and it sounds like all your co-workers are doing just that!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 31, 2012, 08:09:24 am
Always pays to remember that sewage doesn't naturally flow uphill
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on May 31, 2012, 08:47:01 am
I though it was only Aussie employers that took their staff for granted, I could hardly wait to retire in 2004 when my Mum passed away and left me a small inheritance,  my employer had the staff working extra hours for zero extra pay and yes we were all scared of loosing our jobs.

What used to bug me was that my Rostered Day off was a Monday but if an annual holiday fell on a Monday that was to bad the Holiday was counted as my RDO.

For 3 years before retirement I worked 3 days a week because I could not handle the attitude of todays greedy employers that want your blood and pay a pittance.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on May 31, 2012, 08:51:29 am

 
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Then I made the mistake of mentioning I never have a break (drive truck on tachograph), well this is all the conversation revolved around from then on, I was breaking law etc
   That is a crazy thing to do, tachograph offences have very serious consequences, including massive fines, and even prison (rare but it HAS happened!) VOSA have a habit of checking tachos when vehicles are checked at the roadside, and as you are probably aware you have to carry the previous 4 weeks tachos with you. Also, your employer is obliged to keep the used tachos for 12 months, and VOSA can swoop unannounced on your employers office at any time and inspect them. YOU and your employer can be prosecuted at any point during the 12 months for ANY tacho infringements, insufficient breaks, insufficient daily rest (10 hours, but can be reduced to 9 hours 2 days in any working week) plus a whole range of other issues :thumbsdown: PLEASE, Stop doing this immediately, NO employer or job is worth the risk, and with the new digital tachos (compulsory in vehicles registered from 1/1/2007) you will get hung, drawn and quartered if you get caught. VOSA have just anounced a major crackdown on tacho offences, so it may be too late already :'( I have been driving coaches for 25+ years, and I know there is no way round it! The rules are for YOUR protection from dodgy employers, as well as everybody else using the roads, so take care out there! 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: galway on May 31, 2012, 06:28:35 pm
Not doing too bad had same lecture twice in two days!

All my paper tacho's and my card when driving newer trucks all comply with appropriate regulations, breaks/rest time recorded etc. We actually have our tacho's reviewed independently every month and any issues are brought to our attention - I have yet to be called in by the auditor. We have to download our electronic tacho card every week to our national Road Safety Authority, again all my records are in order.

However, I take your point on safety grounds and I have today started taking my statutory rest times, with a small bonus, got back to depot over an hour later than normal, manager noticed and is going to review my workload.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on May 31, 2012, 06:33:14 pm
....got back to depot over an hour later than normal, manager noticed and is going to review my workload.

Excellent news mate. :thumbsup:  Amazing for a manager to notice so quickly. ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on May 31, 2012, 07:39:10 pm
Amazing for a manager to notice, period!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 01, 2012, 04:10:28 pm
Second that, because no way will your manager "remember" you told him about it if it ends up in court !


I work my correct hours, and for a lot of jobs that's actually a good idea anyway. The 40 hour week didn't come about through union militancy it came about largely because employers of the time and government all eager to maximise productivity discovered that over 40hrs/week actual productivity and effectiveness in a lot of jobs goes down.. 60hrs/week is actually less productive than 40.

Modern "human resources" management is entirely about propaganda, buck passing and manipulation (and I'll point out here  have an MBA and got the highest marks on the course on the HR units... so I feel qualified by be rude). In the far right American rhetoric they build all their theories from they threw out scientific evidence as well as decency.

Old style models weren't any "nicer". They didn't pick 40 hours to promote good health and wellbeing of workers (some notably exceptions like the quaker run businesses of course), they did it to maximise work done. But at least it was based on the actual science.

And yes our French friends with their overlong lunches, short working hours, and big holidays are more productive than the UK. Odd that, and somehow I don't think its caused by the unpasteurised cheese 8)


*/rant*

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: keerout on June 01, 2012, 06:10:35 pm
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:  :evil:
GOOD rant!  :thumbsup:
Gerard
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on June 02, 2012, 12:50:53 pm
As the Gangmaster said in Aufwiedersehen, Pet third series when the lads complained about the two teams of Serbian and Kosovan workers always fighting, " I can get you British workers for sure - drink tea, scratch balls, cost twice as much"  :smiley-laughing:


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 1936ace on June 02, 2012, 01:03:01 pm
just had dataloggers put into fire engine at work. It was sold to us as having a rear camera and satnav, both already supplied on fire truck. The "boss" can now see where we go how fast etc etc. talk about big brother but the best part is logging in. each time you have to drive it on starting engine you have to swipe the card reader that is yours, wait for satnav unit to turn on, agree to conditions(takes a minute or so to read) then click agree then it goes to the screen with the vehicle details height length weight etc and you then have to agree click agree then enter details of travel but you have to choose from the 7 listed(cant find coffee run :smiley-laughing:) then enter some other detail and then we are off. My first message to comms will be now "delayed response due to trying to enter details into datalog", then again the fire will wait for me!
BArt
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on June 02, 2012, 01:06:46 pm
What the...? That is nuts!  My mistake, i was under the mistaken impression that a fire was an emergency.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 1936ace on June 02, 2012, 01:13:52 pm
i can understand why some companies, like security money trucks need to know where they are and others to reduce private driving on weekends but it is not like i get to take it home. and the truck is pretty easy to find, either at the station or at a job(except the coffee runs, but thats another story my crew get in trouble for)
and to make it more fun, we are getting finger print scanners to sign on and off . again told it is to improve the payroll so we get paid correctly, b****t. it will cost them more as no longer will we jump on the truck when a call comes in at 5mins to finish so the day guys came go home, no they will go and get paid overtime while we sit at station until they get back and then take over
BArt
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 02, 2012, 09:53:18 pm
agree to conditions(takes a minute or so to read

Do you have authority to enter into binding contracts for your employer ? I think you'll find that most employment contracts and policies require that only your legal department is to do this. It's a fun and innocent enquiry way to turn corporate drones inside out with silly software licensing.

Hohum

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on June 03, 2012, 01:06:40 am
This morning I had to go into work for a spot of training(CPC).I.left for work at around 7am and then went to a mates house for a few hours,arriving home at around 7.
After going in the bath and getting changed into my dossing clothes,I decided to have a spot of dinner.
After having dinner I.then went to.the sink to run some water to wash my dinner pots.And thats when I spotted it.
It being a hole through the glass in my back door,with the remainder of the glass in place still but with the distinctive pattern of crazing which happens to toughened glass.
I discovered this at just gone 8:30,so until the morning I cannot get to anywhere to buy wood so I can at least board up the damage.So bang goes going to the DEMU showcase.
P-ed off is not my current state of mind but was when I found it.I also found a pebble sitting on the seat of my currently off of the road Honda CBR600f with small shards of glass next to it.The type usually found next to the item that smashed it in the first place.
So tonight I'm not going to bed,I have a short piece of 2x1 timber on the floor next to me just in case someone has a go at getting in,then I will go out for some plywood in the morning and some beading so I can board it up.
One thing I did notice on looking at the alarm status and events display on my burglar alarm control panel was,there was no alarm activation so I can only assume it was a malicious act.
A couple of weeks ago,some oik in one of the rental properties on our street had his moped seized by the police due to his anti social riding habits,these being that he and his mates like to.ride down the backs of our properties at stupid o'clock in the morning or night,noisy pipes and a tuned 50cc hairdryer engine.
Having had it seized,he went on faceache and thanked us all,us being the residents of iur street for this,for this happening.
Now call me stupid if you like but if someone behaves properly,they don't get their property removed by the police and crushed,do they?
So this unfortunate little creep has a chip on his shoulder.I have a bill to pay for repairing damage to my property and if I find out who did it,well,I'm not sure.Two wrings and all that.
When I saw my neighbour,he said he heard a noice at about 7:20am at the back of our properties but didn't see anything,he had heard numbnut with his new hairdryer fo up the backs at full throttle onlt minutes earlier though.
I know that as a rational human being that I cannot jump to conclusions but that is indeed what has happened.I may even invest in a cheap cctv set up to keep an eye on the rear of my property,horse and stable door,anyone?
So,no DEMU tomorrow for me then.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 03, 2012, 09:28:22 am
Hi Pete,

Very sorry to hear about some idiot lobbing a stone through your window, and hope you can effect repairs quickly today. I too would have kept a chunky piece of wood next to me but you are quite right in that 2 wrongs do not make a right so please resist the temptation to brain anyone.
Have you contacted the police at all?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on June 03, 2012, 11:00:42 pm
Thanks for the sentiment Mick,it is much appreciated.
The good thing about this thread is that you can get things off your chest,even if no one conments on them.I think,on balance,jumping to conclusions may be the wrong thing to do,however,this doesn't mean I won't obtain info,as I have lived here for 21 years and am a valued part of our small community.After speaking with my next door neighbour whilst boarding the door up,his brother turned up.His brother has a business fairly local to where I live and knows people who may be able provide information as to who did this.
This is not to say that I will take the law into my own hands,although if it is the people I suspect has done it,rest assured,I will go to the police.
I can't remember whether I actually posted on here about an incident regarding my wheelie bin some weeks ago,when I caught three lads nabbing my bin,when I confronted them and told them I wanted it back right that minute,to my surprise they did just that.
And promptly removed their booty,which was scrap wiring,or it was when they'd gotten hold of it.Only thing was,it was high voltage cabling,the type found underground or beside railway lines.It also had a push and twist style connector on one end,and there was a fair length of the stuff too.
So other than the moped and the cabling this is the basis for my assumption.
Anyhow,today I went to Wickes and bought a sheet of 6mm ply of 4ft by 2ft and got busy chopping out the glass which went everywhere due to it being toughened and cleared out all the old hard putty and fitted the plywood in the place of the glass and cleaned up.Job done and all for the principle sum of £16.49.
The good thing is that once I've replaced the glass,the plywood will be used on the layout,proberbly for the base of the town section so if its warped a bit due to being exposed to the weather,it doesn't really matter too much.
After considering things,I didn't call the police due to there being only damage to the door and nothing else,however as previously stated,if more shananigans go.off then I will go to them with a rather short dossier of events that may lead them to potential scrap metal thieves up the road.
So,today was blighted by this situation and prevented me from going to the DEMU Showcase,tomorrow I shall get on with some important layout work and tuesday I'm off to Trainfest or whatever its called at the NRM.Its club night on tuesday night and after work on wednesday I'm off to my uncle's to have a look at his baseboards which he's had built in his garage,only thing is he's not having n gauge on it,only oo.Boo.
Still,an end to end run with a roundy between each terminus is going to be a hell of a layout,set in late steam early diesel era and with dcc sound to boot.
Anyway,I'm no longer angry,what a great forum this is.

Cheers

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 04, 2012, 09:37:29 am
Hi Pete,

Glad you're feeling more chipper today - it's worth remembering that oiks like them usually get what's coming to them in one form or another ;)
Your mission, Pete, should you decide to accept it.....................is to convince your uncle that he can get twice as much N gauge in the space he has available for that other stuff :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: kaiwhara on June 04, 2012, 11:11:21 am
My Rant for this thread:

I turn a Quarter Century tommorow ( :thumbsup: ), my birthday present is to take my Ford Mondeo down to the Garage to replace the Clutch (slipping on hills, my last car did this too), and replace the right front bearing - which is rough ( I know not about cars so that means nout to me) and subsiquently the car failed its WOF. ( :thumbsdown: ). Looking to be around NZD1100!

Happy Birthday to me...  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: galway on June 04, 2012, 11:21:02 am
My Rant for this thread:

I turn a Quarter Century tommorow ( :thumbsup: ), my birthday present is to take my Ford Mondeo down to the Garage to replace the Clutch (slipping on hills, my last car did this too), and replace the right front bearing - which is rough ( I know not about cars so that means nout to me) and subsiquently the car failed its WOF. ( :thumbsdown: ). Looking to be around NZD1100!

Happy Birthday to me...  >:(

Well happy birthday  :beers: its a very long time since I had my quarter century (more than double now!)

Cars can be a nightmare I now buy a car every two years for about 1500 euros do 90000km then scrap and get about 400 euros and start again this works out at about 12 euros a week, my petrol bill is nearer 70 euros a week  :thumbsdown:

 :A1Tornado:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on June 04, 2012, 11:48:57 am
My Rant for this thread:

I turn a Quarter Century tommorow ( :thumbsup: ), my birthday present is to take my Ford Mondeo down to the Garage to replace the Clutch (slipping on hills, my last car did this too), and replace the right front bearing - which is rough ( I know not about cars so that means nout to me) and subsiquently the car failed its WOF. ( :thumbsdown: ). Looking to be around NZD1100!

Happy Birthday to me...  >:(

Well happy birthday  :beers: its a very long time since I had my quarter century (more than double now!)

Cars can be a nightmare I now buy a car every two years for about 1500 euros do 90000km then scrap and get about 400 euros and start again this works out at about 12 euros a week, my petrol bill is nearer 70 euros a week  :thumbsdown:

 :A1Tornado:

Happy Birthday Kaiwhara  :beers:
Sorry to hear about the car, they always go wrong when you can't afford them and new cars just aren't built to last anymore.

My last car, which was my 1st, developed gearbox problems.
It would cost more to fix than I paid for the car (£500) so it went to meet its maker.  :(
So my 20 year old 190E is now up there in Mercedes heaven!  :angel:
So Galway, I can understand why you do that.

Personally, when I can afford another car I will try to get something from the 1950's.  :o
No tax or mot needed and cheap insurance so the money you save can go towards the car, not to the taxman or anyone else who wants to rip you off.
They were built to last and maintain/fix yourself. No laptop needed to be plugged in to find out what's wrong!  :thumbsup:
OK, they don't do 60 mpg like modern stuff, about half that usually, but then I don't do long distances very much.
As I'm trying to get work thats local within a 10 mile radius, so the mpg would be fine.
They don't generally have great acceleration, think 0-60 in 30 secs, or a high top speed, but I'm not a speed merchant so again its fine.
All I need now is a pigging job! Aaarrgh! The dole queue's driving me insane!  >:(

Mini rant over.  ;D  :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 04, 2012, 05:45:47 pm
Look on the bright side. In 25 years time you'll be celebrating your birthday by taking the car down the garage except you'll no longer remember where you put the keys, your back will ache if you spend ages looking under the bonnet and when you'll have to remember to go to the loo before you leave in case the garage is slow. Meanwhile the kids will be phoning you from university asking for an extra loan...

Emjoy the moments 8)

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on June 04, 2012, 05:58:10 pm
Look on the bright side. In 25 years time you'll be celebrating your birthday by taking the car down the garage except you'll no longer remember where you put the keys, your back will ache if you spend ages looking under the bonnet and when you'll have to remember to go to the loo before you leave in case the garage is slow. Meanwhile the kids will be phoning you from university asking for an extra loan...

Emjoy the moments 8)

Alan

 Spot on! :smiley-laughing: Thanks for putting a smile on my face EP.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 04, 2012, 09:34:39 pm
Yeah thanks EP you just reminded me of how I am today, yikes.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: kaiwhara on June 05, 2012, 05:05:28 am
Now I am really angry, I have been quoted a total of NZD3580 to replace the Clutch and Bearing, and Ford quoted even more just for the Clutch. At this rate I am looking at a new car!

Best Birthday Ever (Not)  :computerangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on June 05, 2012, 06:21:07 am
Now I am really angry, I have been quoted a total of NZD3580 to replace the Clutch and Bearing, and Ford quoted even more just for the Clutch. At this rate I am looking at a new car!

Best Birthday Ever (Not)  :computerangry:

What!!! :o  That's about £1700 for a full clutch  kit and fitting, and I thought our country was a rip off sort of place.

I won't mention what I've been quoted for a full kit and fitting for my 03 Mondeo but it was no where near that sort of cost.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: kaiwhara on June 05, 2012, 06:42:04 am
No trains for me for quite a while!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 05, 2012, 07:09:05 am
Now I am really angry, I have been quoted a total of NZD3580 to replace the Clutch and Bearing, and Ford quoted even more just for the Clutch. At this rate I am looking at a new car!

Best Birthday Ever (Not)  :computerangry:

Crikey that is daylight robbery, could be time for you to join the rest of your compatriots over here in Australia, we only half rob you.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on June 05, 2012, 08:17:24 am
There I was thinking £500 was a lot to fit an uprated clutch in an Imprezza.
Could understand the price if it was a torque convertor for an auto box.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Agrippa on June 05, 2012, 08:34:13 am
Things that get my goat

Horseracing , especially Royal Ascot
Eamonn Holmes
Weather girls
Billy Bragg
Kebabs
Third rate British hotels usually overpriced
Tattoos
David Beckham's clobber
Russell Grant
Celebs doing it for Chariteeee

Oh dear the list is endless
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: kaiwhara on June 05, 2012, 09:14:18 am
I wish it were 500 Quid, under Currency conversion the Mondeo Wagon was a little more than that at NZ$1200, which is what I was expecting for this one. Sadly not.

Oh, and as far as I can tell, it is just a simple, Garden Variety Clutch, nothing special to it as far as my very limited knowledge of Car's goes...

There I was thinking £500 was a lot to fit an uprated clutch in an Imprezza.
Could understand the price if it was a torque convertor for an auto box.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 05, 2012, 09:26:40 am
Things that get my goat

Horseracing , especially Royal Ascot
Eamonn Holmes
Weather girls
Billy Bragg
Kebabs
Third rate British hotels usually overpriced
Tattoos
David Beckham's clobber
Russell Grant
Celebs doing it for Chariteeee

Oh dear the list is endless


 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:  That reminds me of a mate of mine, when he was asked if he was racist he said no way I just don't like anybody at all.

Me I just don't like all the brainwashing that goes on these days, if I had my way I would put scissors through the TV cable chuck the radio and not buy newspapers, trouble is SWMBO likes that junk.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on June 05, 2012, 12:18:52 pm
I wish it were 500 Quid, under Currency conversion the Mondeo Wagon was a little more than that at NZ$1200, which is what I was expecting for this one. Sadly not.

Oh, and as far as I can tell, it is just a simple, Garden Variety Clutch, nothing special to it as far as my very limited knowledge of Car's goes...

There I was thinking £500 was a lot to fit an uprated clutch in an Imprezza.
Could understand the price if it was a torque convertor for an auto box.



Last year the engine on my 10yr old Ford Mondeo decided to give up the ghost, it only had 60000miles on the clock, and the main dealers quoted me £4000 to repair it. So now it is in the scrapheap in the sky. How it has become so expensive to repair anything these days is beyond me. And it is not just cars. It is now making us a throwaway society as it has become cheaper to buy a new item than repair it.

Progress, I suppose.............
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: StufromEGDL on June 05, 2012, 12:32:57 pm
Quote
And it is not just cars. It is now making us a throwaway society as it has become cheaper to buy a new item than repair it.

Progress, I suppose.............

Bit like Dapol locos then....

Later;
STU from EGDL
 :Class89:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on June 05, 2012, 12:42:13 pm

Last year the engine on my 10yr old Ford Mondeo decided to give up the ghost, it only had 60000miles on the clock, and the main dealers quoted me £4000 to repair it. So now it is in the scrapheap in the sky. How it has become so expensive to repair anything these days is beyond me. And it is not just cars. It is now making us a throwaway society as it has become cheaper to buy a new item than repair it.

Progress, I suppose.............

Many years ago, a pal of mine took a Mondeo to a Ford dealership to get a new clutch. The Service Manager asked him if he wanted to wait, so he sat in the "lounge" and watched the guy work on his car. It took about 40 mins. When he was presented with the bill, there was 2 hours labour charge, which he queried. He was told that 2 hours was the time allowed by Ford for changing a clutch and if he wanted his car back, that was what he had to pay.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on June 05, 2012, 12:51:03 pm
Quote
And it is not just cars. It is now making us a throwaway society as it has become cheaper to buy a new item than repair it.

Progress, I suppose.............

Bit like Dapol locos then....

Later;
STU from EGDL
 :Class89:

Now don't get me started. Bought four, three died within warranty, one died after 6 months & 2 days, (that's 2 days after the warranty ran out) That one is still with BR Lines.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: SymonC on June 05, 2012, 01:17:43 pm

Last year the engine on my 10yr old Ford Mondeo decided to give up the ghost, it only had 60000miles on the clock, and the main dealers quoted me £4000 to repair it. So now it is in the scrapheap in the sky. How it has become so expensive to repair anything these days is beyond me. And it is not just cars. It is now making us a throwaway society as it has become cheaper to buy a new item than repair it.

Progress, I suppose.............

Many years ago, a pal of mine took a Mondeo to a Ford dealership to get a new clutch. The Service Manager asked him if he wanted to wait, so he sat in the "lounge" and watched the guy work on his car. It took about 40 mins. When he was presented with the bill, there was 2 hours labour charge, which he queried. He was told that 2 hours was the time allowed by Ford for changing a clutch and if he wanted his car back, that was what he had to pay.


A couple of years ago I had some work done my our old Honda Civic, we waited while the work was carried out.

It took just under 30 minutes.

When I was presented with the bill I was charged for one hour's labour.  When I queried this I was told, it normally takes an hour but our best mechanic did your work and his really quick.

After 10 minutes arguing where I pointed out that it wasn't my fault if the mechanic only took 30 minutes they reluctantly halved the labour charge!

Safe to say that I've never used that dealer again!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 05, 2012, 01:53:16 pm

Last year the engine on my 10yr old Ford Mondeo decided to give up the ghost, it only had 60000miles on the clock, and the main dealers quoted me £4000 to repair it. So now it is in the scrapheap in the sky. How it has become so expensive to repair anything these days is beyond me. And it is not just cars. It is now making us a throwaway society as it has become cheaper to buy a new item than repair it.

Progress, I suppose.............

Many years ago, a pal of mine took a Mondeo to a Ford dealership to get a new clutch. The Service Manager asked him if he wanted to wait, so he sat in the "lounge" and watched the guy work on his car. It took about 40 mins. When he was presented with the bill, there was 2 hours labour charge, which he queried. He was told that 2 hours was the time allowed by Ford for changing a clutch and if he wanted his car back, that was what he had to pay.


A couple of years ago I had some work done my our old Honda Civic, we waited while the work was carried out.

It took just under 30 minutes.

When I was presented with the bill I was charged for one hour's labour.  When I queried this I was told, it normally takes an hour but our best mechanic did your work and his really quick.

After 10 minutes arguing where I pointed out that it wasn't my fault if the mechanic only took 30 minutes they reluctantly halved the labour charge!

Safe to say that I've never used that dealer again!

Ah - but if you had argued faster you'd have had the same result in half the time ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on June 05, 2012, 02:09:07 pm
When your car dies, take it anywhere EXCEPT the main dealer !!!!

They will empty your wallet faster than the Tax man !
I'm lucky, most faults i can fix myself, but every now and then an awkward job comes up and i have to farm it out. I use a local garage with a very good reputaion and experienced staff - good tip, if the guy holding the spanner looks like an extra from 'the land that time forgot' chances are he's about to cause more problems than you started with !

Kwik fit are also worth avoiding... A good friend of mine booked an MOT and ended up paying more than his car was worth, and it was no better other than the mot certificate...  :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 05, 2012, 04:56:32 pm
Bit like Dapol locos then....

Well like cars you can always re-engine them or soup them up 8)

Alan (having finished explaining that it's not an obscene doodle on the coach drawing its a lamp bracket)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on June 06, 2012, 02:50:12 pm
When your car dies, take it anywhere EXCEPT the main dealer !!!!

They will empty your wallet faster than the Tax man !


I totally agree with that last statement but I did take my poorly Mondeo to an independent garage and they just said it would still cost more to repair than the car was worth.
So shank's pony and buses were my mode of transport for a while.

What I did notice though was I seemed to have a few more bob left in my pocket at the end of the month. :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 4x2 on June 06, 2012, 03:55:49 pm
I personally would have taken it elsewhere... A second hand engine would cost about £500, buget say another £200 in bits n bobs and most smaller garages would happily do an engine swap for £1000 - that's well under half of what your original quote was.

Sounds like the main dealer didn't want the work so quoted you silly money - even if you factor in the cost of a new engine, that's still harsh !

Oh well, Hope you have more success with your next car - if you need advice in the future, i'll be happy to help where i can !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: 1936ace on June 10, 2012, 01:01:13 pm
Got back to work after my four days off to find the clowns in it have filtered the n gauge forum from our pc's. What am I supposed to do at work now!
Bart
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on June 10, 2012, 02:10:46 pm
Nothing, just give up work  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 10, 2012, 02:35:02 pm
Got back to work after my four days off to find the clowns in it have filtered the n gauge forum from our pc's. What am I supposed to do at work now!
Bart


A couple of suggestions  :smiley-laughing:

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/Funnies/9931c2ff.jpg)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/Funnies/8361f0d8.jpg)

cheers John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 19, 2012, 11:50:17 am
Angry with myself really 'cos I am having a mental block about how to go about my baseboards. I know what I want to achieve but my head is reeling with conflicting ways of going about it ::) to the effect I have stopped to clear down and think again. (Outer loops on a higher level, and minimum clearance for the inner loop to pass underneath it)
I have to get this right before I take up the jigsaw I've only used twice in the last 2 years and convert Sundeala/wood frame to sawdust.

Am also miffed I have missed out on 12 x Freightliners wagons on Fleabay, but I'm not going higher than my bid and hope I've not been in competition with someone from the forum :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 19, 2012, 12:49:35 pm
Hi Mike, a couple of nice Aussie Bundaberg Rums and a nice lay down should do the trick.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 25, 2012, 03:45:59 pm
 ::) Fuming at the NHS whose left hand hasn`t a clue as to what the right hands doing and even when they do sort what 1+1 =2 refuse to tell the suspect patient what they have in store for him/her  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on June 25, 2012, 05:23:35 pm
Hi Jonclox

I know exactly how you feel.
Up until last year I had been looking after my ailing father who had a couple of things wrong with him. Once we got past the GPs and to a consultant who happened to be, in my opinion, a proper doctor only then did things start to happen as they should do.
Getting past the GPs was our problem who, again in my own opinion, do not have a clue as to what they are doing. Even when you tell them what the problem is they just ignore you, saying it can't be that until days/weeks later they eventually find out it is that. By which time the problem has compounded.

Anyway.........I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the debacle of the football last night. If I was a manager of one or two of these mediocre players being paid superman type wages they would be in my office forthwith with regard to getting the club's money back. Absolute disgrace!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 25, 2012, 05:44:15 pm
Ah Joe,
You have opened Pandora's box, taken out a can of worms and thrown it in a hornet's nest as far as footie is concerned. It tends to be one of the subjects that gets very emotive and heated so we try to avoid it wherever possible.

As to the medical bit - totally agree with you. My Mum has suffered horrendously at the hands of her GP who seems to think it's no problem to change her meds (presumably for something cheaper) and to hell with what it does to her. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Grrrr.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on June 25, 2012, 05:50:01 pm
.I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the debacle of the football last night. If I was a manager of one or two of these mediocre players being paid superman type wages they would be in my office forthwith with regard to getting the club's money back. Absolute disgrace!!

Ah Joe,
You have opened Pandora's box, taken out a can of worms and thrown it in a hornet's nest as far as footie is concerned. It tends to be one of the subjects that gets very emotive and heated so we try to avoid it wherever possible.

Precisely  :thumbsup:

Reason everyone's avoiding it is the half of the forum that's into football is too depressed to talk about it, and the other half are just glad we don't have to hear about it any more!  :smiley-laughing:


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on June 25, 2012, 06:50:22 pm
.I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the debacle of the football last night. If I was a manager of one or two of these mediocre players being paid superman type wages they would be in my office forthwith with regard to getting the club's money back. Absolute disgrace!!

Ah Joe,
You have opened Pandora's box, taken out a can of worms and thrown it in a hornet's nest as far as footie is concerned. It tends to be one of the subjects that gets very emotive and heated so we try to avoid it wherever possible.

Precisely  :thumbsup:

Reason everyone's avoiding it is the half of the forum that's into football is too depressed to talk about it, and the other half are just glad we don't have to hear about it any more!  :smiley-laughing:


Paul


Anyone for Tennis?  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on June 25, 2012, 07:00:03 pm
NO !!!   :smiley-laughing:


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on June 25, 2012, 07:03:08 pm
Knackered tyres. Kwik fit. £212 worse off :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 25, 2012, 07:15:11 pm
Knackered tyres. Kwik fit. £212 worse off :thumbsdown:

Ouch - that's 50% of a CJM :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 25, 2012, 07:27:52 pm
Hi Jonclox

I know exactly how you feel.
Up until last year I had been looking after my ailing father who had a couple of things wrong with him. Once we got past the GPs and to a consultant who happened to be, in my opinion, a proper doctor only then did things start to happen as they should do.
Getting past the GPs was our problem who, again in my own opinion, do not have a clue as to what they are doing. Even when you tell them what the problem is they just ignore you, saying it can't be that until days/weeks later they eventually find out it is that. By which time the problem has compounded.

Hi Joe 90
We have the reverse situation here  ::) My GP is and always has been most helpful but the consultant who he has had to send me to see is just going ahead with his plans without letting me know a thing.
I may as well be just a number on a piece of paper and not a human being to be informed or consulted. He could sort my prostrate out by tried and tested means but has decided to try me out on a new treatment course and sent me to see his anaesthetist today to see if I could take a general anaesthetic....of course nobody at the hospital knew about it or my apointment etc etc etc  >:( at the end of my visit I was told by the anaestetist that the next I will hear..quite soon probably... is what date the ops. going to be on.
Great stuff ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 25, 2012, 07:29:23 pm
NO !!!   :smiley-laughing:


Paul
Double NOOOOOOOOO :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: hairygit on June 25, 2012, 07:32:39 pm
How about a lobby to BAN all sport from television, or have dedicated channels for it instead of screwing up the main channels schedules, I get sick of S.W.M.B.O. whining about missing her soaps etc! :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 25, 2012, 07:44:15 pm
How about a lobby to BAN all sport from television, or have dedicated channels for it instead of screwing up the main channels schedules, I get sick of S.W.M.B.O. whining about missing her soaps etc! :evil:

It does tee me off the BBC has channels BBC3/BBC4 and the red button but 3 & 4 don't start until 7pm and the red button is underused and when it is used, a lot of it is just on a loop.
ITV4 carries some good motorsport but ITV3 is just full of rubbish repeats >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 25, 2012, 07:53:43 pm
How about a lobby to BAN all sport from television, or have dedicated channels for it instead of screwing up the main channels schedules, I get sick of S.W.M.B.O. whining about missing her soaps etc! :evil:

I would like to see dedicated channels for sport and soaps  :thumbsup:

There seems to be some anger here, how about a rousing chorus of "O' Solo Mio"?  ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on June 25, 2012, 07:59:10 pm
How about a lobby to BAN all sport from television, or have dedicated channels for it instead of screwing up the main channels schedules, I get sick of S.W.M.B.O. whining about missing her soaps etc! :evil:

I would like to see dedicated channels for sport and soaps  :thumbsup:

There seems to be some anger here, how about a rousing chorus of "O' Solo Mio"?  ;D

Don't forget to include the 'reality' shows! :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 25, 2012, 08:06:26 pm
How about a lobby to BAN all sport from television, or have dedicated channels for it instead of screwing up the main channels schedules, I get sick of S.W.M.B.O. whining about missing her soaps etc! :evil:

I would like to see dedicated channels for sport and soaps  :thumbsup:

There seems to be some anger here, how about a rousing chorus of "O' Solo Mio"?  ;D

Don't forget to include the 'reality' shows! :)

... and the antique, selling/ buying houses/ property, cooking, game shows, mind numbing chat shows with people past their use by dates expired - this could almost be a new topic  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on June 25, 2012, 08:10:20 pm
How about a lobby to BAN all sport from television, or have dedicated channels for it instead of screwing up the main channels schedules, I get sick of S.W.M.B.O. whining about missing her soaps etc! :evil:

I would like to see dedicated channels for sport and soaps  :thumbsup:

There seems to be some anger here, how about a rousing chorus of "O' Solo Mio"?  ;D

Don't forget to include the 'reality' shows! :)

... and the antique, selling/ buying houses/ property, cooking, game shows, mind numbing chat shows with people past their use by dates expired - this could almost be a new topic  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:

Ah...British television, the envy of the world. ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on June 25, 2012, 08:11:24 pm
As a family we got sooo feed up of repeats and soaps that we returned our TV licence over 5 years ago. We've never looked back. SWIMBO does miss Wimbledon but she can watch the highlights on her net book.

Personally  I'm not a watcher of any over paid sport persons. No one is worth that sort of money for just playing sport. Before I start to rant I'd better stop.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on June 25, 2012, 08:41:36 pm
What annoys me is how Sky/Eurosport dictate the way that sport is run in this country e.g. kick off times. I am a Harlequins rugby fan and last year we reached the final of the Amlin cup to play Stade Francais which was played at Cardiff City football station on a Friday evening. The  kick off time was such that the last train back to London left before the end of the match - all because of TV schedules. Absolutely bonkers!

I also think that the income that football clubs get from the TV deals encourages some clubs to live beyond their means.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 25, 2012, 08:44:11 pm


There seems to be some anger here

Uh - this is the angry thread, John. Are you lost? :evil: :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 25, 2012, 08:53:44 pm


There seems to be some anger here

Uh - this is the angry thread, John. Are you lost? :evil: :wave:

I've been lost since the sixties Mick  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on June 25, 2012, 09:07:45 pm
I've got the full Sky HD package,with a hard drive half full of Sky Plus loveliness.I know its quite pricey,but I justify it by actually staying in and watching it.I can't go out too much due to a company drink and drug policy,and a railway habit that is also quite expensive.
While I know some of you won't contribute to the Murdock dynasty in any way,shape or form I just don't think I'd be able to get by without it.I seldom watch anything the BBC produce,Top Gear and a few other things,so thats my justification over.

Now for the other subject:

FOOTBALL

I'm sure that everyone has their own idea about team formation and such like,I had an idea that perhaps no one else may have thought of.

Premiership footballists all like their cars,right?

Well,my idea is this.

Why don't the FA approach a car manufacturer,say Bugatti or McClaren,and commision them to build 22 or whatever the number of players are allowed to go to a tournament,that are exclusive to them at whatever cost,that will never be replicated anywhere else as a reward for winning the Euro's or in the next case,2014 World Cup.It has to be unique,so they are the only people who own such a car.It will be expensive but as all these so called players earn £200k plus a week,there is currently nothing else they could possibly want.
And if they lose and crash out,they don't get a plane ticket home.Not even if they pay for it themselves.

I have a plan for this as well.

If they lose,what they have to do is drive the worst car ever made home,all the way to their big houses as a preverbal walk of shame.As the tournament was held in Ukraine and Poland,how about a Lada or FSO Polonez.Old preferably and with defects that mean it will be an experience they will not want to repeat.Make it a kind of Cannonball Run type thing where they have checkpoints so they actually drive the things and not get picked up in shiny 4x4's and then put in the sheds a few miles from the checkpoint.
Just an idea,thats all.

As for last night,they played like overpayed nancy boys.I lost interest after the last world cup,what with all the "its our turn to win"rubbish,so I'm not disappointed at all.

One question though.
Does anyone think that Italy's manager looked like a mafia kingpin?
Or is it just me?

I could well imagine him speaking in hushed tones,threatening them with finding a decapitated horses head in bed with them instead of their wives or womenfolk. ;D

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 25, 2012, 09:22:53 pm
Nice to see the crew back home are getting the same crap on TV as we are here in Oz  :thumbsup:

Soaps, reality shows and cooking shows whats the world coming to, I sometimes think the population has turned into a load of freaks  (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/tease.gif)

As for sport, if they took sport out of Australia the place would collapse as sport over here is a religion with people worshiping over paid morons that run around with their shorts stuck up the crack of their behinds in a thing called Aussie Rules Football, then we have the cricket team OMG I wont go there  :thumbsdown:

As for our health system, compared to you lot back home we are pretty lucky, even though people moan about the system there are plenty of good GPs and if you are really sick there is no problem getting into a hospital the see a specialist and get fixed up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on June 25, 2012, 09:28:57 pm
Dave, your cricket and rugby teams are absolute legends as far as we are concerned over here. They are IMHO quite simply the benchmark others aspire to.

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 25, 2012, 09:41:24 pm
I'm still hopping mad at Shane Warne for nicking my bird >:( :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on June 25, 2012, 09:43:11 pm
I'm still hopping mad at Shane Warne for nicking my bird >:( :smiley-laughing:

Fair play sir  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on June 25, 2012, 09:50:02 pm
Dave, your cricket and rugby teams are absolute legends as far as we are concerned over here. They are IMHO quite simply the benchmark others aspire to.

Marty

And you also have Black Caviar (who still won despite a back injury and the errors of her pilot)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: OwL on June 25, 2012, 09:53:44 pm
How about a lobby to BAN all sport from television, or have dedicated channels for it instead of screwing up the main channels schedules, I get sick of S.W.M.B.O. whining about missing her soaps etc! :evil:

I would like to see dedicated channels for sport and soaps  :thumbsup:

There seems to be some anger here, how about a rousing chorus of "O' Solo Mio"?  ;D

Don't forget to include the 'reality' shows! :)

And the thousands of celebrity chefs promoting all these food programmes! The ingredients for some of these alone would add up in price to be more than a RtR loco.
I dont see why I have to pay a subscription fee to (dressed as a licence) the BBC. Don't see why I should pay so much to a service that runs 60% repeats and features little of interest to me. I can choose my gas, electricity, mobile, Internet and phone supplier. Why can't I chose NOT to have the BBC ??? :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 25, 2012, 09:58:36 pm
Yes we have the bench mark for Cricket, Rugby Union, a Race Horse and loads of other sporting greats and that is wonderful BUT I for one get sick and tired of having it jammed down my throat day and night, TV, Radio and Newspapers.

Our 6.00pm news consists of 10 mins news, 10 mins adds and 10 mins sport, somewhere along the line they cram the weather report in and its always wrong anyway.

This is the "Angry Thread" so I am having a whinge  :thumbsup: im going back to bed.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on June 25, 2012, 10:15:58 pm
How on earth do they get the weather wrong out there?

Isn't the weather forcast as follows:
In an Australian accent.

G'day,its going to be sunny and bladdy hot mate,so crack a four x and get some fly spray while your at it,they'll be hungry little baggers.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 25, 2012, 10:19:45 pm
Rotten evening, Della got in front work with a migraine and feeling sick, packed her off to bed (with empty bowl), put her dinner in the bin, opened my most recent ebay win of N Scale construction vehicles to find they ranged from 1:119 to 1:137 scale  >:(.  Emailed the seller to return them, he told me they were the closest you could get to n scale  :o so I emailed him a link to where he could get 1:150 scale construction vehicles  ;D, repacked them and they are going back tomorrow  >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on June 25, 2012, 10:22:57 pm
How about a lobby to BAN all sport from television, or have dedicated channels for it instead of screwing up the main channels schedules, I get sick of S.W.M.B.O. whining about missing her soaps etc! :evil:

I would like to see dedicated channels for sport and soaps  :thumbsup:

There seems to be some anger here, how about a rousing chorus of "O' Solo Mio"?  ;D

Don't forget to include the 'reality' shows! :)

And the thousands of celebrity chefs promoting all these food programmes! The ingredients for some of these alone would add up in price to be more than a RtR loco.
I dont see why I have to pay a subscription fee to (dressed as a licence) the BBC. Don't see why I should pay so much to a service that runs 60% repeats and features little of interest to me. I can choose my gas, electricity, mobile, Internet and phone supplier. Why can't I chose NOT to have the BBC ??? :thumbsdown:

I agree totally! So much money is wasted by them on very poor programmes e.g. The Voice.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 25, 2012, 10:25:12 pm
How on earth do they get the weather wrong out there?

Isn't the weather forcast as follows:
In an Australian accent.

G'day,its going to be sunny and bladdy hot mate,so crack a four x and get some fly spray while your at it,they'll be hungry little baggers.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: wish it was still like that but the weather over here has gone crazy like it is everywhere else, at the moment we in sub tropical areas are freezing with morning temps of 0 Celsius  and tops of 17 Celsius, this time of the year its usually 8 to 10 degrees warmer.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 25, 2012, 10:28:38 pm
Blargh

So today start with the carpenter replacing the floorboards in one room where the old chipboard floor has died of old age (and indeed I put my foot through it which is how we found out).

Now we find the plonkers who did the original work years before we acquired the house put the plasterboard wall between that room and the next onto the boards, not along a joist as they should have. So we have an entire wall hanging in midair on dodgy chipboard floorboards, which might explain the small crack at the top.

Now we've got do both floors at once and very very carefully so we can keep the wall jacked up while the new proper floorboards go under it along with some bracing. Which means its spread from one room to two. To add to the fun the second room is the bathroom. The bathroom now looks like it took a direct artillery hit because the "nice" hide it all away toilet and bathroom sink section was built out over the floor so has to come out too along with the loo.

Thankfully it appears the bath is properly mounted on the joists directly.

All because some moron years ago did a hack job. I guess we should be glad we didn't wake up to find the partition wall downstairs.

Alan (normal kit posting service may be somewhat disrupted...)

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on June 25, 2012, 10:37:16 pm
opened my most recent ebay win of N Scale construction vehicles to find they ranged from 1:119 to 1:137 scale

I don't suppose these are CAT vehicles are they? I have 4 and I'm sure they're around those scales too. Not according to the supplier though who shall remain nameless for now. I may even post pictures and dimensions elsewhere to get others' opinions.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 26, 2012, 10:17:08 am
opened my most recent ebay win of N Scale construction vehicles to find they ranged from 1:119 to 1:137 scale

I don't suppose these are CAT vehicles are they? I have 4 and I'm sure they're around those scales too. Not according to the supplier though who shall remain nameless for now. I may even post pictures and dimensions elsewhere to get others' opinions.

Komatsu and other Japanese style stuff, but way over scale, nice models but way too chunky.  Much better going for the Tsugawa or Tomytec stuff from Hobby Search
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 28, 2012, 08:43:08 am
Car died approaching a roundabout this morning (no brakes no power steering), narrowly avoided hitting the wall on the other side, got it restarted but off to the garage tomorrow if I can get it home.  Another big bill inbound no doubt  :( :(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on June 28, 2012, 08:46:00 am
Car died approaching a roundabout this morning (no brakes no power steering), narrowly avoided hitting the wall on the other side, got it restarted but off to the garage tomorrow if I can get it home.  Another big bill inbound no doubt  :( :(

That is frightening - hope you get home ok. Take care
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on June 28, 2012, 09:03:56 am
Car died approaching a roundabout this morning (no brakes no power steering), narrowly avoided hitting the wall on the other side, got it restarted but off to the garage tomorrow if I can get it home.  Another big bill inbound no doubt  :( :(

Not nice at all! I hope the adrenaline has settled down. Glad you were able to walk away Lawrence, the possible consequences of losing brakes and steering at any time don't bare thinking about! (I've had major brake fade experience when I used to drive HGV tankers many years ago). Cars are easily fixed all be it costly, sadly people don't fix so easily.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on June 28, 2012, 09:23:03 am
Car died approaching a roundabout this morning (no brakes no power steering), narrowly avoided hitting the wall on the other side, got it restarted but off to the garage tomorrow if I can get it home.  Another big bill inbound no doubt  :( :(

I'm glad you're ok that's my biggest fear with a car I currently drive a Renault espace with power assisted braking and steering and should it do the same it has an automatic handbrake so can't yank that on in an emergency,,,, 

Hope it doesn't cost you too much,,,,,
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 28, 2012, 09:46:25 am
Cripes, Lawrence. :o
Coming straight after your daughter's car needing repairs, the Bank of Mum & Dad is taking a hammering.
Hope you're OK after the immediate adrenaline rush :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MinZaPint on June 28, 2012, 11:20:45 am
Car died approaching a roundabout this morning (no brakes no power steering), narrowly avoided hitting the wall on the other side, got it restarted but off to the garage tomorrow if I can get it home.  Another big bill inbound no doubt  :( :(

Pleased to hear you're Ok, I had a similar problem with a Ford Mondeo, local dealer totally useless and never did get to the bottom of it, would be interested to hear how you get on. Best of luck.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 28, 2012, 11:46:24 am
Been looking on the Volvo forums, could be a number of things, think I'll get the garage to change the fuel filter first and get them to check for leaks in the lines.
Can't wait to get home for a fresh pair of underpants though, didn't know adrenalin was that colour and smelled so bad  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 28, 2012, 11:52:19 am
and get them to check for leaks in the lines.
Have you been near Wales recently?

Can't wait to get home for a fresh pair of underpants though, didn't know adrenalin was that colour and smelled so bad  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Sell some of that adrenalin to Upnick, he has just built a cattle loading dock - very authentic weathering  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 28, 2012, 12:21:14 pm
Thank goodness it didn't happen at high speed and on a busy motorway it could have been a lot worse, it may cost you a fair bit to repair but I think someone up there loves you  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 28, 2012, 12:55:51 pm

Can't wait to get home for a fresh pair of underpants though, didn't know adrenalin was that colour and smelled so bad  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

They tell me it runs in your genes :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on June 28, 2012, 01:30:00 pm

Can't wait to get home for a fresh pair of underpants though, didn't know adrenalin was that colour and smelled so bad  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

They tell me it runs in your genes :smiley-laughing:

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:..................

Glad you are ok Lawrence............
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Fratton on June 28, 2012, 07:09:38 pm
Grrrrrr my iPhone not loading has just lost me an NGS shark brake van at the last minute and I was prepared to go higher thqn it went for,,,,,,,,  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 28, 2012, 07:31:36 pm
Car in garage, underpants changed, half a bottle of shiraz in me, away to watch the footie now, actually this should be in the happy thread.

Now don't go messing about tonight you lot I've had a bad day and I want you all to behave whilst I go and enjoy watching Germany and Italy kick lumps out of each other
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on June 28, 2012, 07:37:38 pm
Car in garage, underpants changed, half a bottle of shiraz in me, away to watch the footie now, actually this should be in the happy thread.

Now don't go messing about tonight you lot I've had a bad day and I want you all to behave whilst I go and enjoy watching Germany and Italy kick lumps out of each other

Glad your bad day has ended.

Germany vs Italy? In other words, the precision of the Desiro vs the flair of the Pendolino
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 28, 2012, 08:35:23 pm
 Flair is looking good right now  :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 30, 2012, 09:34:24 am
Hi Jonclox

I know exactly how you feel.
Up until last year I had been looking after my ailing father who had a couple of things wrong with him. Once we got past the GPs and to a consultant who happened to be, in my opinion, a proper doctor only then did things start to happen as they should do.
Getting past the GPs was our problem who, again in my own opinion, do not have a clue as to what they are doing. Even when you tell them what the problem is they just ignore you, saying it can't be that until days/weeks later they eventually find out it is that. By which time the problem has compounded.

Hi Joe 90
We have the reverse situation here  ::) My GP is and always has been most helpful but the consultant who he has had to send me to see is just going ahead with his plans without letting me know a thing.
I may as well be just a number on a piece of paper and not a human being to be informed or consulted. He could sort my prostrate out by tried and tested means but has decided to try me out on a new treatment course and sent me to see his anaesthetist today to see if I could take a general anaesthetic....of course nobody at the hospital knew about it or my apointment etc etc etc  >:( at the end of my visit I was told by the anaestetist that the next I will hear..quite soon probably... is what date the ops. going to be on.
Great stuff ::)
Phone call yesterday (Friday)....Be at the hospital Monday at 10.00 for further assessment and tests.......no details but just be there ::) ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 30, 2012, 02:36:32 pm
Best wishes for that, Jonclox. Let us know how you get on, please :wave:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Joe 90 on June 30, 2012, 02:40:41 pm
Hear hear!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on June 30, 2012, 08:49:43 pm
Best wishes for that, Jonclox. Let us know how you get on, please :wave:
Cheers,
Will let you know when and if I ever stop shaking with fear
( 'gulp' anybody got any sedatives   'gulp' ?)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 30, 2012, 09:00:36 pm
I understand from your post that Monday will consist of further assessments and tests.
I'm sure they wouldn't go further than that without advising you.
It is quite natural to be afraid of the unknown 'but screw your courage to the sticking place and you'll not fail' (as a certain lady in a certain Scottish play once said)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on June 30, 2012, 10:01:05 pm
Good Luck jonclox you will be OK now that things are starting to happen, hope to hear good news Tuesday  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on July 01, 2012, 03:31:08 am
All the best for Monday jonclox. Hope you get good news.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on July 01, 2012, 06:46:50 am
All the best for Monday jonclox. Hope you get good news.

I second that!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on July 01, 2012, 09:07:00 am
 :-[ Thanks everybody  :-[
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on July 01, 2012, 11:23:03 am
Will be thinking about you Jon..... :thumbsup:
Stay Positive...(It's half the battle).Look forward to hearing good news on Tuesday.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on July 02, 2012, 06:42:13 pm
 >:(  Sheeeesh.
After a test or 2 today they decided that I need an op.  :o but can oly take 'local anasthetic' and follow the op. in real time (about an hour)
3 options given to me
 1 Go on a 'trials' list and have either the old carving knife treatment or
2  the up to date  laser treatment
I can say which of the two I prefer but being a trial thingie may end up with the other one  ???

3 I can definatly say 'I want the knife or laser' and they will proceed with my choice.

Sooooooooo bassicaly 2 choices..........trial or straight NHS
I must decide then go back in two weeks time and tell them my decision  ::)
Straight NHS waiting time 4--6 months :o
Trial waiting time..3---4 weeks.
Cant really see that theres any choice ::)
Answers in two weeks
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 09, 2012, 05:01:15 pm
My Canon LBP 5050 laser printer now shows I will soon be ready for a replacement black toner,but it won't be getting one,the printer will be taken to the tip.
It came with a set of toner cartridges which needed replacing after less than 250 pages,cost around £200 for the four.
The total pages from both sets of toner is 182 B&W and 1374 Colour,nowhere near the claimed capacity,I can only assume that all the extremely frustrating recalibrating and out of register colour correction it does has used a good amount of toner.

Anyway I should receive a new Samsung laser printer on Wednesday so I'll see how that fares,cost less than two toner refills for the Canon,so hopefully there'll be a lot less swearing caused by the waiting for the Canon printer to stop recalibrating after only one print.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on July 09, 2012, 05:55:45 pm
Which Samsung laser have you ordered? I have a mono Samsung laser which is great for business type stuff although I am a slightly disappointed with the toner life (even on economy).

I've been considering a colour laser for some time - the size and weight have put me off.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 09, 2012, 09:08:46 pm
Hi Pendy,

I've bought a Samsung CLP 325,just the normal USB one,not the wireless version,got it from Argos online.

I've had Canon ink jet printers and really like them,but this Canon laser printer has really got on my nerves,I'd print the first sheet and if I didn't send the next image for printing straight away I had to sit waiting for three minutes while it went through it's self checking routines,why it recalibrates after its printed and not before is a mystery to me.

Doing any printing of card stock through the manual feed slot and it takes ages before it accepts the next sheet and if I feed a sheet in before it's ready it throws a hissy fit and tells me that there is a paper jam even though there's no paper in it,then it goes through its self checking routine again.

All in all a really frustrating printer to use,plus it's not really Mac friendly either,I have to go over to the dark side (Windows 7) to get it to print properly.

Allan



Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on July 09, 2012, 09:51:35 pm
Thanks - will be interested to see how you get on with it.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on July 10, 2012, 01:34:27 am
Should be in the 'Turned out alright' thread really but is prompted by the previous posts...

My old HP inkjet failed me.  It stopped loading paper.  After I kicked it hard, several times, it stopped even trying to load paper.  Ooh but it felt good.

Just bought myself an Epson Workplace 545 inkjet.  Wireless, borderless, 7ppm colour and 5760 x 1440 dpi.  All for under 90 quid from the Apple shop.

Bloomin' marvellous.

And learned how to sign 'Thank you' in the process.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 10, 2012, 08:37:18 pm
One thing to watch is many printers lie about when they need new toner.

My Dell has been informing me it wants new toner for about 2 months now despite regular use. When it runs out I'll change it. And it won't be Dell toner either 8)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 10, 2012, 09:21:44 pm
Found this site today,I didn't know toner cartridges could be refilled.
http://www.zinetic.co.uk/Default.aspx (http://www.zinetic.co.uk/Default.aspx)

Too late for me because I've already ordered a new Samsung printer,might give it a try when I next need new toner though.
Anyway I'll be glad to see my Canon printer in the skip at the recycling centre,I really am brassed off with it.
I've emailed Canon support just to see what reply I get about the short toner life.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on July 11, 2012, 06:05:05 am
One thing to watch is many printers lie about when they need new toner.

My Dell has been informing me it wants new toner for about 2 months now despite regular use. When it runs out I'll change it. And it won't be Dell toner either 8)

The do lie, some more than others. My Samsung Mono is more honest that some - when the light starts flashing, I generally need to start shaking the cartridge within a couple of days to extract more life.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EddieA on July 11, 2012, 01:24:28 pm
Another thing to watch out for is that sometimes the cartridges supplied with a new printer are 'starters' and may not actually contain the same amount of ink as a full capacity replacement.

Also I have an Espon S20 printer which can take either T089x series cartridges or T071x series. The former are cheaper, but contain a lot less ink than the latter therefore actually work out more expensive! (thanks to a helpful member of staff at my local 'Staples' who pointed this out to me).

In any case I seem to remember reading that printers are sold at either cost price or even a loss and the manufacturers make their profit on ink?   
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 11, 2012, 01:42:52 pm
A lot of printers are sold that way yes. Indeed in the business space some companies *give away* printers with toner

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 11, 2012, 01:53:27 pm
Another thing to watch out for is that sometimes the cartridges supplied with a new printer are 'starters' and may not actually contain the same amount of ink as a full capacity replacement.

In any case I seem to remember reading that printers are sold at either cost price or even a loss and the manufacturers make their profit on ink?   

Especially true of printers for photos >:(
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EddieA on July 11, 2012, 07:47:25 pm

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Especially true of printers for photos >:(
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A few years ago a certain printer company were ('allegedly') shifting new printers in bulk. The reason:- a new printer with ink cartridges was cheaper than buying the replacements. Folks cottoned on to this and were binning their printer when the cartridges were empty and buying another new one... :smiley-laughing:

If you are ever bored;-  check out how much ink is in the cartridges you buy and multiply this up, say to the capacity of a standard wine bottle and then work out the comparative cost. Makes wine, or petrol!, look cheap    :'(



   
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on July 11, 2012, 08:23:52 pm
Someone once calculated that printer ink was more expensive per ml than the most expensive vintage champagne.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 11, 2012, 09:48:19 pm
Someone once calculated that printer ink was more expensive per ml than the most expensive vintage champagne.

Pint of magenta, anyone :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 11, 2012, 09:55:07 pm
Someone once calculated that printer ink was more expensive per ml than the most expensive vintage champagne.

Pint of magenta, anyone :beers:

Green monster 8)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on July 12, 2012, 10:21:34 am
Well we had an amazing amount of rain and hail last night in Surrey.  The road outside of my house flooded again, then entered the neighbours house and the Sub Station, and then a river appeared on my back garden.  :(   I was at work and I hadn't finished the defences.  The garden is covered in mud and leaves, and flower beds have disappeared.  The water also came through the floor of my workshop and has damaged some expensive tools.  Luckily the house is 1 ft higher than the garden, so nothing came in.

I've written another letter to Croydon Council, so let's see what happens.  Apparently it's OK to let a road 'pond' for an hour. ::)  All they need to do is to put more drains on the surrounding roads to stop the streams of water coming down them (steep hills) and causing the volume of water to be greater than the drains on my road can cope with.  Simples!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on July 12, 2012, 11:26:00 am
Sorry to hear about your lousy weather Chris but also pleased it never made its way into your house, sounds like the council need to do something to fix that problem.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on July 12, 2012, 11:27:02 am
Someone once calculated that printer ink was more expensive per ml than the most expensive vintage champagne.

Pint of magenta, anyone :beers:

Green monster 8)

Mines a Purple Nasty......... :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jack on July 12, 2012, 12:13:14 pm
Someone once calculated that printer ink was more expensive per ml than the most expensive vintage champagne.

Pint of magenta, anyone :beers:

Green monster 8)

Mines a Purple Nasty......... :beers:

It makes the real Irish Black Stuff sound positively cheap!  :beers:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on July 12, 2012, 12:43:22 pm
What winds me up is the way that football clubs are keep changing their strips for marketing reasons and sometimes the strip bears only a passing resemblance to the traditional design of the club.

I don't mind minor changes but when my club has changed it strip so that it now looks that that of another premier league team - then I get angry.

Another example is Cardiff City changing their strip from blue to red and their nickname to go along with it.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Greybeema on July 12, 2012, 01:06:29 pm
What winds me up is the way that football clubs are keep changing their strips for marketing reasons and sometimes the strip bears only a passing resemblance to the traditional design of the club.

I don't mind minor changes but when my club has changed it strip so that it now looks that that of another premier league team - then I get angry.

Another example is Cardiff City changing their strip from blue to red and their nickname to go along with it.

The thing is that here in Dublin the New Leinster Rugby shirts mark you out as a "New" fan or one who has jumped on the European Championship band wagon.  You get more kudos by wearing your old shirt (the more seasons back the better)...
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on July 12, 2012, 01:12:23 pm
What winds me up is the way that football clubs are keep changing their strips for marketing reasons and sometimes the strip bears only a passing resemblance to the traditional design of the club.

I don't mind minor changes but when my club has changed it strip so that it now looks that that of another premier league team - then I get angry.

Another example is Cardiff City changing their strip from blue to red and their nickname to go along with it.


You can see many of them here http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/ (http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/) they even have a Room 101 with all the worst strips in it  :smiley-laughing: http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Articles/Room_101.html (http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Articles/Room_101.html)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Greybeema on July 12, 2012, 01:24:38 pm
I've written another letter to Croydon Council, so let's see what happens.  Apparently it's OK to let a road 'pond' for an hour. ::)  All they need to do is to put more drains on the surrounding roads to stop the streams of water coming down them (steep hills) and causing the volume of water to be greater than the drains on my road can cope with.  Simples!

Last year, in Dublin, Dundrum Shopping Centre was badly flooded during torrential rain, with water reaching the height of six feet on some of the ground floor entry doors - needless to say there was terrible damage to some of the basement shops resulting in many having to totally refurbish and re-stock.

Dundrum Shopping Centre was built in the bottom of a valley.  The had to re-route a river and a stream.  During the heavy rain that caused the flooding the river and stream decided that their priveous route were in fact better than the new route, memory took its course and the river now flowed through the Sshopping Centre.  To add insult to injury - the local Council decided to pump the water out of the shopping centre, tanker it up to a local park to dispurse the water across the Park.

Yes you have guessed it right - the water poured off the park which was higher than the Shopping Centre and into the local river - the very one that had decided that it liked shopping in Dunrdum Shopping Centre.  What is even more amazing was that the Council carried on with the operation for the best part of 12 hours wondering why the water did not diminish..

Chris,  I hope you stay dry and that there was not too much damage.  My point is that it is not just in Croydon that stating the bleedin obvious doesn't really work...
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on July 12, 2012, 02:29:52 pm
Yikes!  I sure hope that our council doesn't have the same idea about pumping the water!!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on July 12, 2012, 05:58:39 pm
My sympathy for your situation Chris.With all the rain we too have had in South Yorkshire,our thoughts returned to 2007 when we had the worst floods in 55 years,I wasn't flooded out,although I was told we were very close to being flooded out.Just one street away in fact.
I have never witnessed anything so devastating in my whole life.At the time,my plumbing,heating and gas business was doing great and due to flood damage,I obtained more work than I could cope with,but to see the damage water and the filth it contains does to property is absolutely heartbreaking.I frequently saw normally strong men weeping,not to mention their wives,hate to see histerical women.These places are their homes,the biggest purchases they'll ever make,ruined by water,very dirty water that leaves inches deep layers of mud on everthing that it touches.I hope I never see this ever again.
So my sympathies for everyone caught out by this nightmare.No matter how people prepare,its unstoppable unfortunately.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on July 12, 2012, 07:09:20 pm
Thanks Pete.  Mine certainly wasn't anywhere near how bad as you've described thankfully.  It must be devastating.  It just angers me that I've been onto the council about it for a few years, and nothing has been done.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on July 12, 2012, 07:59:44 pm
Whack in a ruddy huge bill for the damage to the garden, workshop and tools to the council, explain to them that it is their own fault as you have contacted them numerous times about it
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EddieA on July 13, 2012, 01:07:41 pm
Someone once calculated that printer ink was more expensive per ml than the most expensive vintage champagne.

Pint of magenta, anyone :beers:

Green monster 8)

Ahh! Absinthe... (makes the heart grow fonder). OK I've found my coat!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 13, 2012, 02:03:48 pm
Someone once calculated that printer ink was more expensive per ml than the most expensive vintage champagne.

Pint of magenta, anyone :beers:

Green monster 8)

Ahh! Absinthe... (makes the heart grow fonder). OK I've found my coat!!!

 :smiley-laughing: Anyone know a good dentist for Eddie? ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 13, 2012, 02:13:44 pm
A dentist.. how about...

Little Shop of Horrors - Dentist Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM#)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: K-N-Gauge on July 13, 2012, 02:19:09 pm
good one!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on July 17, 2012, 03:01:21 pm
>:(  Sheeeesh.
After a test or 2 today they decided that I need an op.  :o but can oly take 'local anasthetic' and follow the op. in real time (about an hour)
3 options given to me
 1 Go on a 'trials' list and have either the old carving knife treatment or
2  the up to date  laser treatment
I can say which of the two I prefer but being a trial thingie may end up with the other one  ???

3 I can definatly say 'I want the knife or laser' and they will proceed with my choice.

Sooooooooo bassicaly 2 choices..........trial or straight NHS
I must decide then go back in two weeks time and tell them my decision  ::)
Straight NHS waiting time 4--6 months :o
Trial waiting time..3---4 weeks.
Cant really see that theres any choice ::)
Answers in two weeks
sheeeeeeeeesh  >:( close on 3 hours late seeing nurse...45+ mins form filling.
 result... on the trial BUT with the blunt old carving knife not the moden laser :(
Now ......wait for appointment for final assesment  (3-4) weeks then op within 2 weeks of that
I is not amused or happy
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 17, 2012, 08:37:30 pm
Reported a blatantly obvious shill bidder to ebay yesterday. They say they have investigated and "After further investigation on your report, I can confirm that I have taken appropriate action in accordance with our policies". So, they've been banned or at least suspended I think? Not a chance! They're still up and running selling and no doubt will be bidding on their own items using an identity which had a zero rating up until the sellers auctions ended yesterday, were paid for, sent, delivered and feedback posted from the BUYER within 4 minutes of the auction ending. I won't rest on this one yet though, they will be reported at EVERY opportunity. I won't name names but have a 'look' at this item (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320942866300) which has of course been relisted the same day as the auction finished.

Edit: I should just add that I don't want and never did want the item above, it was purely used as an example. There were 6 auctions out of 8 in total from this seller which ended fraudulently yesterday. I would strongly recommend not buying from him/her.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: K-N-Gauge on July 17, 2012, 08:51:14 pm
I never doubt on eBay half the stuff you bid for one of the other bidders is the seller, cause when in sell the same item it never gets near that amount :p lol
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on July 17, 2012, 09:10:29 pm
Double irony on their user name then!!!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 17, 2012, 09:49:52 pm
I agree but I managed to refrain myself from saying that in my email to ebay. I have now written a second email to them in easy to read baby language words of 1 syllable so we'll see if it does any good. Either way that seller will wish he had never done it. I was given a second chance offer by the seller as the shill bidder won the item by accident. I was happy to buy the item as the third and fourth bidders were genuine. I'll be even happier once I receive the item. And if it's sent without using recorded delivery it may not get here but I didn't say that did I? And I do like the internet where you can find out just about anybody's address, phone number etc from just a couple of details  ;)

Edit: It seems someone else with a 0 feedback has bid on all his CDs, I wonder who that could be? I also wonder if other bids will come along before the end, I'm sure it will be quite obvious if they do at those prices  :thumbsup:

Wednesday edit: The guy must be a simpleton. Once again he is bidding on his own items. The good thing is he won't win them unless he bids over £20 for each CD and I also have a funny feeling that the newly registered 'winning' bidder won't be paying for them either  :evil:
Ebay have done absolutely nothing about him so it's good to see that 'someone' else is going to at least mess him around as much as they can  ;)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 22, 2012, 09:03:47 pm
When my Canon LBP 5050 printer started running out of toner I gave it away rather than buy anymore toner for it,it was cheaper to buy a new Samsung printer.
I messaged Canon support about the issue of poor performance and on the 10 July had a reply that I would get an answer in 4-5 days.

12 days later and no reply,got on Canons support sight and explained that I had not received a reply,put it as low priority and couldn't get any further until I paid £18.00 for an expert to answer,if I'd gone for a priority answer it would have been £35.00.

What a load of planks.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 26, 2012, 09:42:04 pm
Not so much angry as bricking it. Dentist tomorrow morning, and even though I go every 6 months he always finds a way of relieving me of modelling money >:(

Wouldn't be so bad, but last time I had to have a wisdom tooth put in ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mustermark on July 26, 2012, 10:05:06 pm
Wouldn't be so bad, but last time I had to have a wisdom tooth put in ::)

But did it help any???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on July 26, 2012, 10:28:52 pm
Wouldn't be so bad, but last time I had to have a wisdom tooth put in ::)

But did it help any???

I don't believe you feel the need to ask!!!!!!!   :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on July 26, 2012, 10:57:55 pm

Wouldn't be so bad, but last time I had to have a wisdom tooth put in ::)

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on July 26, 2012, 10:59:07 pm
Dentists are no different than Banks, Supermarkets and Oil Companies they love dipping into your wallet.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: K-N-Gauge on July 26, 2012, 11:31:56 pm
Dentists are no different than Banks, Supermarkets and Oil Companies they love dipping into your wallet.
True true :p
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on July 26, 2012, 11:59:51 pm
If one of your teeth falls out, you put it under your pillow for a cash reward from the Tooth Fairy. Now, just think, why do dentists remove so many teeth? Their pillowcases must be stuffed with money, made from putting your removed teeth under their pillows!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on July 27, 2012, 12:54:03 am
If one of your teeth falls out, you put it under your pillow for a cash reward from the Tooth Fairy. Now, just think, why do dentists remove so many teeth? Their pillowcases must be stuffed with money, made from putting your removed teeth under their pillows!

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on July 27, 2012, 09:16:43 am
Good start to the morning  Power cut, major water leak down the road-not even enough pressure to fill the kettle. Whats next they always come im threes
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 27, 2012, 05:00:10 pm

I don't believe you feel the need to ask!!!!!!!   :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

Just as well I'm not easily hurt :'(
Well - it cost me £60 this morning and will cost another £200 in 4 weeks time.
That's more than a Blue Pullman :o

Good start to the morning  Power cut, major water leak down the road-not even enough pressure to fill the kettle. Whats next they always come im threes

The Olympics :evil:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on July 27, 2012, 06:03:41 pm



That's more than a Blue Pullman :o



 Blue Pullman......thats another name for an angry dentist isn't it....... ;D

.............I'll see meself out shall i......... ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on July 27, 2012, 06:23:51 pm



That's more than a Blue Pullman :o



 Blue Pullman......thats another name for an angry dentist isn't it....... ;D

.............I'll see meself out shall i......... ::)

That will be the one that is short of breath then.  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: kevin141 on July 28, 2012, 07:46:24 pm
I am fed up with sport already how long will the torcher last
kevin141
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 29, 2012, 05:32:01 pm
I was fed up with it long before it even started - endless hype on TV and radio for weeks on end, all for a bunch of people running, jumping and throwing things  ::)

As for the torch-relay, well. It passed within about 150 yards of my house, did I rush out to see it? No. Could I give a monkey's? No. Do I feel a sense of patriotic pride in Britain hosting the games? Definitely no! It's sport, it's not important.


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on July 29, 2012, 06:58:24 pm
At least there's MotoGP on BBC 2 later on tonight.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 29, 2012, 07:24:48 pm
At least there's MotoGP on BBC 2 later on tonight.

Allan

Laguna Seca generally sorts the men from the boys :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on July 29, 2012, 09:26:42 pm
I am enjoying watching about an hour or two of the Olympics each day and to be honest its about the only sport I really watch.

I used to watch other sport years ago but got sick and tired of watching it, the TV News has 15 minutes of Political Brainwashing plus Murders and 15 minutes of hearing about sportsmen and women being worshiped like Gods.

What beats me is that people bet on everything, the even gave the odds as to who would carry the flag at the Olympic opening.

I do feel sorry for sports people though as the pressure put on them by the idiot media loonys must be overbearing.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on July 31, 2012, 07:28:56 pm
My fellow members of the n gauge forum. Felt complelled to make use of the Angry Thread as I am indeed very angry and upset by the behaviour of a company and I wanted to warn you of there behaviour.

As some may know from my layout thread, I am in the process of moving. I am leaving a house "managed" (and I use the word in its vaugest possible sense) by Andrews Property Services.

Over the last year they have been a source of constant worry and financial burden to me. They are very expensive for agencies fees, they won't let you go on anything longer than a six month contract and charge your £50 each time you renew (for what? In my case a badly printed contract riddled with errors) and they provided me with a house with a long list of faults. Recently they have damaged a fence whilst proping up a for rent sign.

The final straw has been that me new agency (so far, very professional) have just informed me they still need a refernce from Andrews. Inqueries have shown that Andrews have known about this for weeks and not bothered to do anything about it because "they are waiting for a £30 fee". They have now put my new home at risk by there utter incompotence.

I urge you to not get involved with this ridiculous company if you can at all avoid them.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 31, 2012, 08:05:56 pm
Oh dear, been there myself a few years back with a Letting Agency near Cambridge which I won't mention  :(

Six month renewals with a fee every time, failed to inform us it was her OWN house she was renting to us, and wouldn't leave us alone. When we moved out she came round and started shouting at us for no reason, so I threw the house keys at her and told her where she could shove her house  ;D After we left she tried to charge us (out of our deposit) over £100 for gardening (?), and £300 for replacement of a kitchen roller-blind she said we "stained" - stain was there when we moved in, and after ringing the blinds company they happily told us she had chosen THE most expensive one they sold, to replace one that cost no more than 30 quid!!

We contacted our local Trading Standards only to be told they knew about her very well and already had a thick file full of complaints, so if we could supply any evidence to add to their file they would soon be acting upon it. Soon after this the gardening charge got reduced to £50 and the blind cost was removed altogether, so she must have been 'paid a visit' I guess  ;)


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on July 31, 2012, 09:23:29 pm
Crikey if Australians had to put up with the things British renters have to contend with there would be a war, the only thing they ask you to do in a lease is pay for the carpets to be cleaned if and when you vacate the property.

I was thinking off returning home one day and if I did I would have to rent, reading things like this and other things and I am rapidly changing my mind.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 31, 2012, 09:41:44 pm
Before I bought my bungalow, I rented a hovel for 2 x 6 month contracts. When I first went to see it, I took photos of everything wrong with it, e mailed them to the letting agency and made them acknowledge receipt. Then I called them out for every little thing that subsequently went wrong, fell off the walls etc.
When I left I got my full deposit returned as there was nothing they could prove was my fault because on the exit inspection I had all the same photos with me ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 31, 2012, 10:40:19 pm
Crikey if Australians had to put up with the things British renters have to contend with there would be a war, the only thing they ask you to do in a lease is pay for the carpets to be cleaned if and when you vacate the property.

Same here regarding carpet cleaning usually. These are worst-case scenarios don't forget, we've been in our current rented house for four years without problem, the landlord is a great bloke and we have no bother or spurious charges  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on August 02, 2012, 09:06:20 am
Very annoyed at the Australian Sports Media, they have been carrying on like a load of headless chickens because the Aussie swim team failed to bring home Gold in the Olympics.

The pressure the media and swim team officials put on these kids by virtually telling them that they are unbeatable is disgraceful, when they get beat the media starts the blame game and point the finger at individual swimmers for not pulling their weight.

Every excuse in the book as been made for them not winning gold including lack of sleep and using Faceache and Twitter, not much mention of the swimmers that swam faster and won gold they just want to moan, as for the 16 year old girl that swims like a torpedo they were positive that she was on drugs, pleased she was tested and found to be clean now the media can shut up about that.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on August 09, 2012, 09:03:07 pm
Mobile phone signals . Was working fine on all the networks we normally use this morning. Not even 2G 
now on any since lunchtime.
Taken me 10 mins to post this
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on August 09, 2012, 10:23:13 pm
Very annoyed at the Australian Sports Media, they have been carrying on like a load of headless chickens because the Aussie swim team failed to bring home Gold in the Olympics.

Agree but it will soon be over  :claphappy:
The first night I tried to congratulate the locals as the italians had won a gold in the archery...... All I got was sympathetic comments like... you watched it ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on August 09, 2012, 11:19:48 pm
Very annoyed at the Australian Sports Media, they have been carrying on like a load of headless chickens because the Aussie swim team failed to bring home Gold in the Olympics.

Agree but it will soon be over  :claphappy:
The first night I tried to congratulate the locals as the italians had won a gold in the archery...... All I got was sympathetic comments like... you watched it ???

 :D Obviously the Italians have more important things to do but watch sport, good luck to them  :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on August 10, 2012, 11:30:12 am
Still got ****mobile phone service.  Basic WAP and using mobile site only       Grrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 10, 2012, 11:54:24 am
I had an accident at work last night when drilling some metal.  It was too far to go and get my DeWalt drill bits, so I used the cheap Titan ones that we have in the workshop.  The drill bit snapped as I was pushing down on the drill, and I went forwards at the same time, resulting in a broken 5.5mm drill bit going into my thumb, just below the nail. :doh:  I had to jog down to the First Aid room with my arm in the air and blood trickling down my arm!!!  Anyway, I was determined not to go to hospital and the bandage I found seemed to stop the blood.  This morning I aired it, but there was a very slow trickle of blood.  Off to work soon, and I've just superglued it, which has stopped it bleeding......for now!  My wife can't look at it! ;D

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 10, 2012, 12:08:28 pm
Sorry to hear that - bet it stings like a stingy thing that's been stung :confused2:
What is it about the Admin side and hand tools ::)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on August 10, 2012, 12:28:48 pm
That has got to hurt!

Going back to the Olympics, it has been sad to see such ingratious comments coming from France in particular. So you have not won the number of medals you expect in cycling...simple remedy for next time...try harder!

...and stop making out Britain has such a big rivalry with France in the Olympics...we don't. For us, it is Australia - as with the cricket. France is football, and to a lesser extent Rugby. The success against Australia has been tempered a little bit by some sniping from down-under, particularly over funding. Perhaps the Australian media should accept that this has just not been their year, and look forward to improving matters for 2016.

Team GB have had a cracking Olympics, but we should cast our memories back to the disaster that was Atlanta 1996. Both Beijing and London successes are the direct result of 1996, and the decision that we should never be in that position again.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 10, 2012, 03:59:26 pm
I really don't understand how synchronised swimming can be called a sport.It'll be maypole dancing and smack a rat in a drain pipe next

Allan.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 10, 2012, 04:03:03 pm
I really don't understand how synchronised swimming can be called a sport.It'll be maypole dancing and smack a rat in a drain pipe next

Allan.

I agree, we had them at the local pool and we used to call them "The Sinking Cygnets"  :smiley-laughing:

John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on August 10, 2012, 04:08:56 pm
I don't like this trend of making verbs out of nouns - for example 'Britain might medal in this event'
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 10, 2012, 04:40:26 pm
Not as bad as "the Carmarthen train has been replatformed"

Someone at Cardiff needs to be told that's not a word.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 10, 2012, 08:50:30 pm
You're quite right, EP.
'That's' is actually a truncation of 2 words - that is :-X
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 11, 2012, 05:09:15 pm
There is a model shop in Newark called Access Models.

I went in today for a length of Flexi track £3.50,offered my debit card and was told that anything under £5.00 had to be cash.I explained that it was a debit card and not a credit card and as far as I'm aware there is no charge to use it.
I'd sooner buy off the internet and pay the postage rather than give that shop anymore money.

It's not surprising that people would rather buy on the internet,I'm now a customer that Access Models has lost for good because I'll never buy anything there again.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on August 11, 2012, 05:59:37 pm
Well i went for that job earlier this week and the company had not advertised it correctly, they failed to mention it was a door to door company  :veryangry: so I flat out refused, I dont believe in people being pestered at their home for money. If they wanted the items they would go out and buy them at the shops.

Rant over
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 11, 2012, 06:17:16 pm
I don't blame you Matt and I am sorry you have been misled that way  :thumbsdown: after getting your hopes up.


John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on August 11, 2012, 06:19:58 pm
Cheers John, the good thing is I am starting a transport management course in 2 weeks time, just about all signed up for it and its a year long course and equals a level 3 NVQ so hopefully will help in the road i want to take career wise.  ;D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pete Mc on August 11, 2012, 08:37:48 pm
Blimey,I currently have a NVQ level 2 in road passenger transport which is a requirement at the company I work for.Later this year,after the latest phase of recruitment/training ends,I am pencilled in for commencement of NVQ level 3,also in road passenger transport.This will allow me to apply for a superviser/depot inspectors post should one become available in the future.
This course,I am told is at vocational level and is done in my own time,at no cost to me outside normal working hours and should take approximately two months to complete.This may mean going into work early to do fleet output allocations,radio operation,duty swaps,overtime allocation and other stuff relating to the job I may or may not decide to apply for.
It would also allow me to take on the heady post of train manager on any one of our,or other TOC's,if I'm allowed to leave for.
A year seems a long time to do this course.
How many hours per week studying etc does that mean you have to do?

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 11, 2012, 08:47:35 pm
Hi Pete,

If Matt does not have any NVQ's in this field he will have to do levels 1 and 2 before starting level 3.

A year is what the people who are running the course will say, but there should be no reason why anyone could not complete the course early as long as they can do the work required.

cheers John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on August 11, 2012, 08:52:06 pm
As above really,  they say it takes about a year but if your willing to put the effort into it you can finish after about 8 months, it is all 3 levels up to level 3 so i am going to put my heart and soul into it and try as hard as possible to get high grades.

It is all done online with the help of tutors via email and  phone so I should get as much help as anyone, hopefully.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on August 11, 2012, 10:08:13 pm
I really don't understand how synchronised swimming can be called a sport.It'll be maypole dancing and smack a rat in a drain pipe next

Allan.
Totally agree Allan, though my beloved thinks it's great  ::)

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on August 12, 2012, 11:29:17 am
The security questions where you have to enter what is displayed on the screen drive me nuts. Often the letters/numbers are really hard to distinguish and listening to them is not a good experience. Often I'm having to refresh them several times to get something that I am comfortable about entering.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on August 12, 2012, 11:33:59 am
I agree entirely. They are a right pain. They are supposed to stop spammers that use software to log into sites. However it seems to work with humans as well. Surely they don't need to make them so difficult to read?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 12, 2012, 12:22:35 pm
I agree entirely. They are a right pain. They are supposed to stop spammers that use software to log into sites. However it seems to work with humans as well. Surely they don't need to make them so difficult to read?

You'd be surprised how good the software is these days. Also btw one other reason they are hard to read is that they mix in bits of text from book digitisation projects where the computer couldn't cope. All those annoying little tests are also helping digitise all sorts of literature ..

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 12, 2012, 02:59:22 pm
I really don't understand how synchronised swimming can be called a sport.It'll be maypole dancing and smack a rat in a drain pipe next

Allan.


This is probably a bit more fun to watch  :smiley-laughing:

Senior Olympic Synchronized Swimming (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eR11SE0RA0#)


cheers John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on August 12, 2012, 03:52:50 pm

This is probably a bit more fun to watch  :smiley-laughing:

Senior Olympic Synchronized Swimming ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eR11SE0RA0#[/url])


cheers John.


 :help:  :goggleeyes:  NO I amNOT . I`m behind the camera for once  :doh:
Ooops I mean it nothin to do with me
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 12, 2012, 05:17:31 pm
Are you sure this was not taken at your birthday celebrations  :hmmm:  :P  :claphappy: :whiteflag:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 21, 2012, 12:29:20 pm
Happy today as I bought CorelDraw X5 (graphics software), and Microsoft Office Professional Plus (£8.95 for the latter, and legal).   :)

I'm so angry....the 'genuine' CD I bought of CorelDraw X5 is a counterfeit. :veryangry2:  I've contacted the seller and I'll see what he will do.  Either way, it's going back, and eBay and Corel will know about it.  What a waste of time. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 21, 2012, 12:34:48 pm
Hi Tank,

What are the advantages if any of Corel Draw over Photoshop ?

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 21, 2012, 12:43:28 pm
Hi Tank,

What are the advantages if any of Corel Draw over Photoshop ?

Allan

I think CorelDraw X5 is better at drawing Pirates  >:D 
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on August 21, 2012, 01:16:15 pm
Postboxes are being stolen in East Hants/West Sussex. I went to a box and all that was left was a few bricks. The thieves are taking virtually the whole box, including all of the Post Office bits.

There are also two nasty scams going on. One is where a toy baby in a cot is being left by the side of the road, drivers stop to see if it is real and then they are dragged off and assaulted.

The other is that eggs are thrown at car windows. As drivers typically use their windscreen washers, their windscreens become covered in cloudy eggy goo. When they pull off the road to clean the windscreen - there are people waiting for them . . .

This sort of stuff just sickens me.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: kaiwhara on August 23, 2012, 10:31:35 am
Any owners of an E Type Jag here?

Doesn't matter anyway, as none of you are in New Zealand - just as well, considering I came very close to writing one off at Morningside Drive level crossing in Auckland which was stopped on the Up Main behind another one stopped on the Down (I know!!!) waiting for the New North Road Traffic Lights. Despite only travelling at 30MPH your speak, on a 4 car SA set plus a DC locomotive, still stopped passed where they were before they panicked and shunted forward into the car in front!

As if that wasn't bad enough, coming back from Swanson, some clown decided to walk out in front of me at Woodward Road, Mt Albert, despite me being in plain sight, having blasted the horn and headlights on high beam! Worst of all, he was looking at me the whole time!  :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry:

Whats wrong with West Auckland FFS!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on August 23, 2012, 06:17:17 pm
So its not just the Uk where the idiots can't recognise a level crossing eh ?.

The Italians also like to queue over crossings, I obviously annoyed a Local as I didn't want to drive onto the level crossing at Lucca, there is about 20 metres between the gates but then the line speed is probably only 50km so I guess they think they have time to bail out if they see a train !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on August 23, 2012, 07:56:30 pm
The other is that eggs are thrown at car windows. As drivers typically use their windscreen washers, their windscreens become covered in cloudy eggy goo. When they pull off the road to clean the windscreen - there are people waiting for them . . .

No one would ever try that where I grew up. (Gravesend, Kent)
If they did the car would stop, reverse and then the driver would get out and beat the c@*p out of them!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on August 23, 2012, 09:34:26 pm
 >:( >:( >:( >:(
Have had a text message from the employers saying job may not start until mid Sept now, and could only last till xmas.

NOT A HAPPY BUNNY.     
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 23, 2012, 09:49:00 pm
Not the best news Mike, but when you do get a start that is the time to show them you are indispensable and they can't do without you  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on August 23, 2012, 10:00:03 pm
Mid September is only 2/3 weeks away and they have said it could only last until December. That means it could last longer. Lets have you back on the Happy Thread Mike. Fingers crossed for you mate  :thumbsup:

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: moogle on August 23, 2012, 10:07:22 pm
 :hmmm: if it was advertised as permanent I'd be cautious as they've now said otherwise.
If it wasn't, then don't be and hope it lasts past then.
After all, its easier to get work when you're in work, for some strange reason!
We've all got our fingers crossed for you mate.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 23, 2012, 10:18:22 pm
>:( >:( >:( >:(
Have had a text message from the employers saying job may not start until mid Sept now, and could only last till xmas.

NOT A HAPPY BUNNY.     

And you can carry on looking while you've got it and before so its still gotta be a win. Just impress them with your genius and get made permanent   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 27, 2012, 07:55:45 pm
Approaching my 14th hour at work, and will be here for two more...   :veryangry:     :sleep:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on August 27, 2012, 07:59:34 pm
I know how it feels Chris. Nearly over now though  ;)

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on August 27, 2012, 08:09:12 pm
I hope so!  That's just when the Foreman hoped to leave!  I need the electrics back on to be able to set the alarm.  I'm only 'half' angry, as I'm on double time, so I'll be grateful in a month.....just not tomorrow when I'm up at 6:00am again. :doh:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on August 27, 2012, 08:19:20 pm
I'm only 'half' angry, as I'm on double time, so I'll be grateful in a month....

Yes I find that always helps  :D

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Alex on August 29, 2012, 09:02:39 pm
I'm a bit miffed at a number of Ebayers from over the Pond who claim to sell Worldwide but refuse to answer any questions regarding postage to UK. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on August 29, 2012, 10:45:42 pm
That's usually because they think the world ends once you leave their shores  :o
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Zwilnik on August 29, 2012, 10:49:12 pm
That's usually because they think the world ends once you leave their shores  :o

Also the US Postal Service makes Royal Mail look like a bunch of postal geniuses.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 30, 2012, 12:22:43 am
That's usually because they think the world ends once you leave their shores  :o

Please don't let them find out where other countries are - they might invade  :bounce:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on September 02, 2012, 03:35:33 pm
Just been diagnosed with tonsillitis.

My joints have all swollen up and my gums are infected as a secondary infection.

My face is also covered in random dermatitis which apparently is because my defenses are low as heck.

I feel so awful right now.

10 days of penicillin for me. I hope I am okay to go to TINGS or I will be so annoyed.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 02, 2012, 03:53:04 pm
Just been diagnosed with tonsillitis.

My joints have all swollen up and my gums are infected as a secondary infection.

My face is also covered in random dermatitis which apparently is because my defenses are low as heck.

I feel so awful right now.

10 days of penicillin for me. I hope I am okay to go to TINGS or I will be so annoyed.

I am not surprised you feel awful with all that going on  :(

As well as taking penicillin for the next 10 days I hope you are going to take plenty rest  :stop: and eat loads of food that will build up your immune system  :foodanddrink:

I hope you do get to TINGS but if you don't, there is always next year  :thumbsup:

Take it easy - John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 02, 2012, 04:21:22 pm
Just been diagnosed with tonsillitis.

My joints have all swollen up and my gums are infected as a secondary infection.

My face is also covered in random dermatitis which apparently is because my defenses are low as heck.

I feel so awful right now.

10 days of penicillin for me. I hope I am okay to go to TINGS or I will be so annoyed.

Hope your recovery is speedy and that you manage to get to TINGS :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: jonclox on September 02, 2012, 04:43:08 pm
Just been diagnosed with tonsillitis.

My joints have all swollen up and my gums are infected as a secondary infection.

My face is also covered in random dermatitis which apparently is because my defenses are low as heck.

I feel so awful right now.

10 days of penicillin for me. I hope I am okay to go to TINGS or I will be so annoyed.
That does not sound good.
I wish you a speedy and full recovery. Just follow all the Docs. instuctions and rest
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on September 02, 2012, 04:49:07 pm
Gutted was just about to put on Dire Straights (33 1/3) Power cut .   grrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 02, 2012, 04:57:05 pm
Gutted was just about to put on Dire Straights (33 1/3) Power cut .   grrrrrrrrrrr

Power cuts ?.

You know NOTHING we get them here every time there is a thunderstorm  :veryangry: The village is lucky to get 6Kw on a good day in fact its starting to rain now so could get off any se........
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 02, 2012, 05:04:07 pm
Gutted was just about to put on Dire Straights (33 1/3) Power cut .   grrrrrrrrrrr

Well you are in Dire Straights now  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Oldman on September 02, 2012, 05:18:58 pm
Gutted was just about to put on Dire Straights (33 1/3) Power cut .   grrrrrrrrrrr

Well you are in Dire Straights now  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

Was just going to cook dinner as well
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on September 02, 2012, 05:39:52 pm
Just been diagnosed with tonsillitis.


Not nice....... :(
Plenty of Vitamin C onion and garlic (soup) and rest.
Hope you will be feeling well enough to go to the show next week...... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on September 03, 2012, 08:10:14 am
Thanks guys!

Just added impetigo to that list of ailments. My face looks like it needs a mars rover of its own. Highly contagious apparently so make sure you wash your hands after reading this post.

Mr (exponentially) Grumpy
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: swisstony on September 03, 2012, 08:15:50 am
Glad your not coming to TINGS now !!    :thankyousign:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 03, 2012, 09:02:58 am
Sorry to hear about you being sick Mr G, don't know what it is these days as things don't seem to come singularly anymore  :unimpressed:

Hope you get well quickly and are able to go to TINGS  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: thomasash on September 10, 2012, 12:24:52 pm
When the postman/courier puts a "sorry we were unable to deliver..." card through your door and you were in and know they didn't knock (or when you open the door seeing them approaching and they only have the card with them)!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 10, 2012, 12:32:41 pm
When the postman/courier puts a "sorry we were unable to deliver..." card through your door and you were in and know they didn't knock (or when you open the door seeing them approaching and they only have the card with them)!


Happens everywhere in the world, I can tell you I worked as a Postie for 24 years and did the same thing myself  (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/madhouse/hunter.gif)   (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/pirate.gif)   (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/moderator.gif)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: thomasash on September 10, 2012, 12:53:04 pm
Don't they know my ebay purchases are life or death!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 10, 2012, 10:38:18 pm
Don't they know my ebay purchases are life or death!

I guess the posties back home are the same as here in Oz, when you finish your round you sign off and go home so why waste time knocking on peoples door to give them trains  ??? ??? ???

The worst thing I ever heard was a postie left a 12 LP record leaning against a brick wall, the people complained to the post office so next time they received a record he snapped it in half and shoved it in the letter box, how would you like him to deliver your trains, better to get a card  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: they should do the right thing though  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 11, 2012, 08:04:16 am
A couple of years ago my son sent a recorded letter with a fathers day card inside to me,he also put a £20 note in the card.
There was no one in when the delivery was attempted so a card was left to say I could collect it from the sorting office.

The card went missing after the attempted delivery,but trying to get anyone at the post office to understand that it went missing after a delivery attempt was impossible. If it ever happens again like that I'll go to the police and report it stolen.

After a lot of hassle my son eventually got a refund of ....£6.00.

Allan


Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: thomasash on September 11, 2012, 09:57:22 am
For my part I should confess I used to be a courier for Lynx (now part of UPS) and we weren't much better.

Though UPS in the UK always were fantastic for me, much better than any other courier (DHL are good too, but less helpful on the phone)... my experience when I lived in Germany was very different though and both were pretty naff there.

The loading people at the Lynx depot in Southampton used to use the mattresses we delivered as bouncing points to bounce the fragile parcels into the truck and would often drop kick the other fragile parcels... if people lived in weird places and the parcels were small they also used to remove the courier label and add a stamp so Royal Mail would get it.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 11, 2012, 10:37:18 am
A couple of years ago my son sent a recorded letter with a fathers day card inside to me,he also put a £20 note in the card.
There was no one in when the delivery was attempted so a card was left to say I could collect it from the sorting office.

The card went missing after the attempted delivery,but trying to get anyone at the post office to understand that it went missing after a delivery attempt was impossible. If it ever happens again like that I'll go to the police and report it stolen.

After a lot of hassle my son eventually got a refund of ....£6.00.

Allan

Not surprised Allan, when I left the Post Office I had to sign a document stating that I would not discuss internal post office business or I could be in trouble, I saw enough to put me off posting money or anything else valuable by mail as we also had money in a Birthday Card go missing more than once.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Agrippa on September 11, 2012, 11:04:20 am
One of my milion pet hates is shoe shops, which seem to be
dying out where I live. I choose a pair if shoes and say to the
assistant "Do you have these in size 8 ? "

The assistant goofs off for about 20 minutes then comes back
and says "No , but we have them in size 11"

One day I'll say "I'll take them then I can walk about like a circus clown ."

That reminds me , clowns are another pet hate !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 16, 2012, 06:33:02 pm
I'm fed up.

I gave my Canon laser printer away rather than buy a new set of toners  because it was cheaper to buy a new printer and the Canon printer was very frustrating and slow to use.

In july I bought a Samsung clp-325 laser printer and was initially pleased with it.I did notice that when I printed out a Scalescenes tarmac page there was some horizontal banding,I got in touch with Samsung support and was advised to download the latest driver.
I duly did this and there was a slight improvement,the problem now is that I cannot reproduce the colours I had before,regardless of where I move the colour adjustment sliders the colour changes are barely discernible  and all I can get is bright red brickwork which is nothing like the colour I had before.

Again I am at the point where I need to buy more toner cartridges and if Samsung can't provide a solution it looks like another printer for the bin.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on September 16, 2012, 09:17:42 pm
I sympathize with you Allan printers can be a real pain in the backside, I am sick of buying new cartridges and getting hardly anything out of them, cartridges are so damn expensive to replace so its sometimes cheaper to buy a new printer.

The Canon Pixma I am using at the moment makes all kinds of whirring noises all the time and is as slow as a wet week, I recently took an Epson printer back to the shop for a refund because it stopped working after it did 3 prints so I think I will give HP a go next time.

Thought of buying either a Samsung or Fuji laser printer a while ago but wasn't sure if they would work with Linux.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on September 17, 2012, 07:34:15 am
I have an HP 2100 M which I bought about 10 years ago and it is still going strong (touch wood) the toners last ages and I do loads of printing.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: mickeyflinn on September 17, 2012, 07:49:35 am
We have a HP photosmart all-in-one printer. When we bought it, the cartridges were some of the cheapest available on the market at about £6-£7 each. Amazingly (:confused2:), the price increased to a point that they were double the original price within about 18 months, and, more annoyingly, they didn't last long as they only contained 6-10ml of ink!

Having had enough, I bought a CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System) off eBay for less than the cost of 3 cartridges, AND that came with 100ml of each of the 6 inks. 18 months down the line, we're still on the same inks it came with, having used about 50% from each of the supply tanks. Best thing I ever bought. :bounce: :bounce:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 17, 2012, 08:29:17 am
Having given my printer problem some more thought,the problem could be that it is nearly out of yellow toner,there's approximately 8% left but that could mean it's virtually empty I suppose.

I'm in a bit of a quandry now,do I buy a yellow toner refill or get a different printer ?The cost of a new toner would go a long way towards a new printer.
I'm beginning to think that printers are just a consumable the same as the refills. :hmmm:

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on September 17, 2012, 08:41:25 am
If it is anything like my bubble jet, it tells you to change cartridges a long time before they actually give up. I get cheap cartridges from my local computer fair. You do get a complaint from the printer that they are not genuine spares and you could damage the printer, but I just press OK and keep printing. It's not done any damage yet.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 17, 2012, 08:55:52 am
I've got Canon S800 and S820 printers,but I haven't used them for about three years,they're both really good printers and I really only bought a laser printer because I didn't want the risk of the ink running when gluing Scalescene printouts. I really ought to get them installed to see if they're still any good or gummed up with dried ink after all this time.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on September 17, 2012, 08:58:47 am
Are you able to print out a test sheet of colours? That might give a clue if it is the yellow toner that is at fault?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on September 17, 2012, 09:22:40 am
there's approximately 8% left but that could mean it's virtually empty I suppose.
Why not take it out & give it a shake ?  That can help.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 17, 2012, 10:17:26 am
Took all the cartridges out yesterday and jiggled them about a bit :D

I'll try a test print.

Allan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bikeracer on September 17, 2012, 11:19:50 am
I printed two different test pages out and the yellow was okay.
Printed some Scalescenes pages out and .everything seems to be back to normal now :hmmm:

Totally baffled but I'll have to get a new yellow toner now rather than a new printer.

Allan.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on September 17, 2012, 12:27:51 pm
everything seems to be back to normal now :hmmm:

Totally baffled but I'll have to get a new yellow toner now rather than a new printer.
No need to be baffled; that's just the way with lasers.  When you get the 'low toner' warnings &/or you notice colours aren't right, give the cartidges a good shake; the toner will have settled and you will redistribute it more evenly along the cartidge. 

You can extend the life a lot this way  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 17, 2012, 01:58:52 pm
Also ignore the low toner warnings. They are often set at about 25% full, which for home use is tons. Mine has been moaning for about 2 months now and its still churning out instruction sheets. In an another month or so it'll actually need a change !
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 21, 2012, 04:41:12 pm
Grump.. attack of the UPS parcel Ninjas. They managed to sneak up to the door and stick a 'you were not in' thing through it while I was in the next room  :veryangry:

I've now discovered the doorbell has broken
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on September 21, 2012, 08:42:22 pm
I had a card through the door last Friday, whilst I was out, but my neighbour was in her front garden and the parcel was not left with her. Went on the net to arrange delivery, and could not get it till Monday. When man came to deliver, he moaned that he had had to store it all weekend, and was glad to get rid of it (private car type delivery man). It was a garden roller, so a fairly big box, and he was driving a Fiesta, so .....tough, his career choice, as they say.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on September 22, 2012, 01:01:07 pm
I got home from work yesterday to see a small parcel sitting on top of the electric cupboard outside in full view of anyone walking past. Don't you just love "Signed for delivery"? I just checked the tracking number and it says it's being progressed through the delivery network!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Sprintex on September 22, 2012, 06:09:39 pm
I'd complain to your Delivery Office Manager about that, signed for is meant to MEAN signed for!  :no:


Paul
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on September 23, 2012, 05:05:47 pm
Bl00dy BT....... :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry:

About a week ago, I thought I'd ask BT about their Infinity service which was enabled on my Exchange at the end of December 2011, and here we are near the end of September 2012 and I'm still not on Inifnity.

If I use the BT ADSL Checker it tells me that I can get 7.5-8.0Mb. Yes I know that, thats what I'm using already......... :( :(

So I check BTOpenreach's own page's and they inform me that my Exchange has been enabled for Infinity and is taking orders, so off I go to BT Retail and try and order Infinity.

"Oh No sir, you can't have Inifinity yet. Your line hasn't been enabled" Says BT Retail.
"But BT Openreach says the Exchange has been enabled, and you are taking orders" says I.
"But not for your line we're not sir" Says BT Retail, "Maybe your Cabinet hasn't been enabled yet?"
"Well can you find out for me please??" Says I
"Oh no sir, thats BT Openreach's department sir" Says BT Retail.
"Ok" Says I "Can I have the number for BT Openreach, please?? As I can't seem to find any information on their website"

I then try the number given and select Option 2 for Broadband, the phone rings 2 or 3 times and then I get cutoff  :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry:

I ring BT Retail back:
"That number that one of your colleagues gave me, everytime I select Option 2 I get cut off."
"Oh dear sir" Says BT Retail "What would you like to know from BT Openreach sir"

I stare at the phone in utter disbelief, can this person seriously be asking me why I would want to be ringing BT Openreach, so I go through the whole sorry saga of me not being able to or knowing when I will be getting Infinity (thats all I want to know is WHEN!!!!!)

"Ok sir, I suggest you try BT Wholesale, they are the ones who supply the likes of Sky, Talk Talk etc. They should be able to tell you when your Cabinet is going to be upgraded." Says BT Retail.
"Ok" Says I "Can I have their number then please??"
"Oh no" says BT Retail "They don't speak to the Genenral Public, you'll have to email them"

So I duly Email BT Wholesale, asking when I'll be getting Infinity. A day or so later I get an email back, so I exicitedly open the email and start to read, it starts off with the reasons why some of my friends have Infinity and I don't (fair enough I think their lucky, their cabs have been done and mine hsan't just yet). It then drops the bombshell..... A better way to see if and when fibre will be installed in your cabinet is to search with your phone number instead of the postcode. You can search on the ADSL checker on google with your phone number which will show you if and when fibre is planned for your cabinet.   ??? ??? Isn't this what I did before I rang BT Retail a week ago!!!!

So I email back, saying, exactly that, "I've done that and it doesn't tell me, all I want to know is when am I getting Infinity", back comes another email I've copied their reply in full, enjoy!!!!!

Hi Neal,

I’m sorry that I can’t provide any more information than what I have below. This is the only information we have to access to which is published to the public via the internet

It could be that your cab is enabled but there is still some work going on in the background to enable this to go live

We are a wholesaler and actually wholesale broadband to Communication Providers like BT Retail, Talk Talk etc

I would have to refer you back to BT Retail and they can query this on your behalf

Failing that I could only suggest contacting Openreach direct.

Regards



AAAAGGGGGHHHHHHHHH  ??? :veryangry: ??? :veryangry: ??? :veryangry: :help: :help: :help: :help:

Sorry for the length of this diatribe, but I just had to get it off my chest.

Cheers

Neal.

P.S. At least Leicester beat Hull today to lighten my mood  :claphappy: :claphappy:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 23, 2012, 06:46:31 pm
Not atypical. Switch broadband provider and they'll deal with the BT wholesale instead . Plus if you inform them you plan to change providers the quality of customer service magically increases whether you do or not.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on September 23, 2012, 07:36:27 pm
When I started as a Systems Integrator, I had Blue Yonder dial up. I was sending large Autocad drawings to customers and it was taking ages. I contacted Birmingham Cable and asked about their cable broadband, only to be told it would be over a year away. Hence I went to BT. 2weeks later BC sent me a letter saying they were upgrading my cable to digital and needed to change my tv box, did I want to upgrade my broadband?  :veryangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 23, 2012, 07:52:24 pm
When I started as a Systems Integrator, I had Blue Yonder dial up. I was sending large Autocad drawings to customers and it was taking ages. I contacted Birmingham Cable and asked about their cable broadband, only to be told it would be over a year away. Hence I went to BT. 2weeks later BC sent me a letter saying they were upgrading my cable to digital and needed to change my tv box, did I want to upgrade my broadband?  :veryangry:

That is not a company issue, that is just "Sods Law" at work  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on September 23, 2012, 08:16:57 pm
Yes, I agree, but what hosed me off was the website said my postcode had digital, but customer services said it didn't and I foolishly believed them.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 23, 2012, 09:27:39 pm
Yes, I agree, but what hosed me off was the website said my postcode had digital, but customer services said it didn't and I foolishly believed them.

One of the problems is that postcodes don't *actually* tell you whether you have a suitable link or the like. That's on a per line basis and in some locations its quite possible half a postcode does.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Tank on September 24, 2012, 12:51:55 pm
I have just had a secondhand (eBay) Digital Video Recording unit delivered to me at work.  It's a Dedicated Micros Sprite 2, and records CCTV.  I bought it on the 6th, and I've already sent two messages to the seller asking where it is.   They never responded.  Before this they were really good at answering questions.   ::)

I was relieved to see it this morning when I got to work, and was happy when I saw that it was in its original box.  When I opened the box I saw that it was loose.  No bubble wrap or anything!  The unit is scratched all over the front. :doh:  Why are people so stupid as to not put a couple of layers of bubble wrap around it?!  This is a very expensive bit of kit, and they've just chucked it in a box and posted it.... :veryangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 24, 2012, 04:08:05 pm
I don't know what is happening on eBay with some sellers.

I have been buying from eBay for years and never had any problems, I've had to return items and was given a refund or they were broken and was told to keep it and was given a refund.

I am now on my third case this year against sellers, I won the first two and have no reason to assume I will not win this one.

They just stop replying to messages, the latest one is only for a Del Prado Adler loco and coaches which have not appeared.

I will most likely never be able to afford the Adler as they go for crazy money so buying the Del Prado seemed to be the next best thing.

The cost is just over £6 including p&p so I cannot understand why people are willing to have negative feedback left for that small amount of money  :veryangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on September 27, 2012, 07:18:27 pm
Not found a house yet.

Thought I had my dream house yesterday but then I wasn't quick enough to sign for the damn thing. It had so much space too!

Later on yesterday I got news that 1) my grandad has skin cancer then during that call my mother learnt that friends dad had died (text during the call).

Work is stressful with people mocking my slow recovery from illness.

So I am pretty much completely spent  I've not laid a single piece of track in 3 weeks.

My grandad will probably be fine. I'm alright at what I do so work will be okay and when I find my place I will gat dam work on my postponed layout. Am I angry? I guess a little angry at all my crappyday buses coming on the same day.

So that's the excuse for my absence NGF, I'll be back.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: StufromEGDL on October 10, 2012, 07:44:23 pm
Hi Gang;

I have a pretty trivial one in the big scheme of things...Here goes;

A few weeks ago, whilst I was out of the country a friend purchased a couple of FNAs for me.  He duly handed them over in exchange for hard cash last week.  I then proceeded this morning to unpack them to remove the awful top numbers.  Duly admiring my Brasso handiwork, I then noticed that one of the FNAs was missing both buffers on one end.  Quick search of box, bench & floor proved fruitless....so a quick e-mail to BAchmann service dep asking for a couple of buffers as they obviously hadn't been fitted and I am sans receipt and many miles from shop.

Bachmann's reply was that they have no rolling stock spares and to return it to the shop for replacement or refund. Now I cannot do that as I now have no receipt and 'damaged' goods.  My rant is that if I did return it to the dealer, he would swap it, return the offender to Bachmann for replacement or dealer credit and Bachmann would have an incomplete FNA on their shelf.  Now, if the nice me at the service department had just given me a couple of buffers, perhaps off a stock item, then the same result would ensue.

Unfortunately, Bachmann have washed their hands of it and I now need to talk to Bernard Taylor nicely for a pair of Oval Buffers for my FNA.

Like I said....trivial....but Bachmann have disappointed me today!!!

Later;
STU from EGDL
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 10, 2012, 08:52:11 pm
As they used to say in 'Viz' - FNA FNA

Having spent many years in Sales & Customer Service, I have always gone out of my way to ensure customers were happy. It takes years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to lose it. I think Bachmann have shot themselves in the foot here and should have gone the extra mile rather than hiding behind any excuse not to help :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on October 10, 2012, 09:36:06 pm
I love reading this section every now and then it makes me realize that life is not all that bad  :doh: :doh: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Bad Raven on October 11, 2012, 09:58:33 pm
Rant Time........... Currently, I am trying:-

1. To buy something costing near four figures from the sole manufacturing UK direct seller, this being their prime product.

2. To rent a hall several times, a hall that the controlling person said he is keen to earn rental income from.

In both cases communication by Phone rings out, Voicemail and Email goes unanswered for a week or more, and even when I do get a reply it is only a partial answer.

For example, to buy item one, I needed a total cost inc delivery simply to be able to get authorisation and pay, easy enough?  They are direct retail sellers of what they make, I want to be a buyer, cash or any monetary system they like short of slavery, how hard is that???

BUT..... it took two weeks to get a seemingly grudging partial answer of a price per unit, when right from the start I'd asked for costs for a specific number of units and any delivery costs for that amount.

OK, so I can add, BUT they show THREE DIFFERING per batch multiples across Email, Website, etc. 

A further week plus, and more prompts, I finally get honoured with the delivery cost.

On item 2, the hall hire has been going on for months, so that two dates I wanted have passed, and while I finally got the info out of him, it's now too late for a third date to go ahead.

Neither have ever acknowledged any contact until I have managed to pin them down directly, when I get an apology, a promise of action, and then little or no progress results.

Do we not DO business any more in this country??    :veryangry: :veryangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 12, 2012, 08:02:46 pm
Do we not DO business any more in this country??    :veryangry: :veryangry:

Oh does that sound familiar to me as someone running a small business.

It's also incredibly hard to find someone wanting to do something even the slightest bit different. Even if they've got the equipment and they'd profit nicely on it too. I've ended up getting a couple of things done in other countries simply because the answer I get then is usually more constructive by half.

Some of them also just try it on, they want to see whether you'll come back and chase them or not so they know what price to quote you.

Alan
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on October 14, 2012, 02:38:22 pm
Ok so my layout isnt up and running and I dont have much stock. This doesnt bother me.

However, my cousin, who has a roundy round layout in the loft is up there with his friends, doing what they do best, breaking brilliant 00 scale models, he spends hundreds of pounds on these things and they treat them like trash, all i can hear is grinding of gears because they find it fun to hold them in place and crash them into each other. I mean these are the newest of the new, the highly detailed stuff not the old lima stuff.  :thumbsdown: no matter how much I try to get them to look after them it just doesnt work  :veryangry:

Rant over  :-[, Im going to go and wait for my gear to arrive so i can work on the layout. (I know its sunday, Ill be waiting for a while)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on October 14, 2012, 05:26:48 pm
Housewarming Party over.

Good time had by all.

Just discovered my Lydle End War Memorial (quite hard to find) has lost an arm from its cross.

Annoyed

 :veryangry:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 14, 2012, 09:01:12 pm
Housewarming Party over.

Good time had by all.

Just discovered my Lydle End War Memorial (quite hard to find) has lost an arm from its cross.

Annoyed

 :veryangry:

The resin models seem to glue very well with wood glue. I knocked the chimney off my old pumping house building and with a bit of titebond it's now happy again. Fortunately it was a clean break so you can't even see the join.

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on October 14, 2012, 09:18:11 pm
I would not be so worried, as Etched says, but there is no sign of the missing piece  ???
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: AndyGif on October 14, 2012, 11:05:16 pm
its those damn n gauge vandals that will have wrecked the war memorial.
check the nearest stretch of track, they are bound to have put it on the line hoping to derail something....
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: bigbear on October 15, 2012, 12:17:30 am
Nothing annoys me more than some person ringing me up in the middle of something important - model railway time, for instance! - to ask if I want to make a claim for some ficticious accident I may have had several years ago, or if I've been wrongly sold insurance or if I'd like to talk to them about the cost of pies in Austria, or something... If I did want to talk to them, I would have joined a forum!

My son has the best solution: He says, "Oh, you want my Dad, I'll get him for you", then goes back to whatever he was doing, leaving the phone off the hook... I often wonder how long the caller might hang on for!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: kiwi1941 on October 15, 2012, 12:47:00 am
My son has the best solution: He says, "Oh, you want my Dad, I'll get him for you", then goes back to whatever he was doing, leaving the phone off the hook... I often wonder how long the caller might hang on for!

I reply "Fine - my consultancy fees are $200 per hour. Please give me your GST number [or VAT number for UK readers] for the invoice." The silence and confusion is palpable!! Brian
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 15, 2012, 08:07:14 am
I usually take the callers full name and company name and then say my solicitor will be in touch regarding invasion of privacy. It's very effective :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on October 15, 2012, 09:14:23 am
We got a silent phone number about 8 years ago so we don't have to put up with those annoying twits  :veryangry:

We also have two stickers on the door asking sales people not to knock or they will be reported to the State Authorities, nothing so far but who knows  :)
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 15, 2012, 10:45:17 am
My son has the best solution: He says, "Oh, you want my Dad, I'll get him for you", then goes back to whatever he was doing, leaving the phone off the hook... I often wonder how long the caller might hang on for!

The one in the street who pestered me a while back didn't look too happy when my reply to "have you had an accident" was "no but would you like one ?"  :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Agrippa on October 15, 2012, 11:37:55 am
I once answered the phone and some pest flogging loft insulation
or somesuch guff asked for me by name, I replied he doesn't exist
this is a police safe house and you've blown a covert operation costing
thousands, you'll be hearing from us ... there was a deathly silence
at the other end and a sheepish apology. Got the idea from
the Hitchcock movie "North by Northwest".

Another time when TalkTalk was my ISP I was constantly
getting calls from Minnie Mouse voiced women in the far east
trying to sell me services I didn't want. (No not those!)

Once I answered and a voice said "Harro can I speak to Mr Arran"

I said " He's not here "

She asks "Where he ?"

I said "He's trekking in Nepal"

She says "This no trekking season !"

I said " But he doesn't know that!"
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on October 15, 2012, 06:07:23 pm
We got a silent phone number about 8 years ago so we don't have to put up with those annoying twits  :veryangry:

We also have two stickers on the door asking sales people not to knock or they will be reported to the State Authorities, nothing so far but who knows  :)

I'm guessing that's Aussie for ex-directory over here is it? It doesn't matter any more here as we get them from all over the world and random numbers are often called by machine. First one to pick up gets the call, the others get silence. Then the same sequence starts again. And again. And again. I admit I have been quite rude to some of them and have had them swearing at me.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Malc on October 15, 2012, 06:11:49 pm
Best thing I ever invested in was a Caller Display Unit. About a tenner from e-bay. If the number is "unavailable","Withheld" or starts with 0800 or any of the other numbers we have noted down, we don't answer.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Trainfish on October 15, 2012, 07:29:38 pm
I understand what you're saying but we have caller ID too. However, it doesn't stop the damn thing ringing.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 15, 2012, 07:34:57 pm
I understand what you're saying but we have caller ID too. However, it doesn't stop the damn thing ringing.

You need a smarter phone 8)

Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Lawrence on October 15, 2012, 07:46:17 pm
I had a call telling me I had a virus on my pc (which was not switched on), I said I had no virus, and had not had a virus for over 3 years, it kinda went like this:

Caller : Sir, our scans show you definitely have a virus

Me: so you have illegally hacked my pc and scanned my HD have you?

Caller: Oh no sir, it is merely a service we provide we don't access any data

Me: If you don't access any data how do you know I have a virus

Caller: Sir, it is a discreet scan that does not access any personal data

Me: So how did you get my number if it does not access any personal data

Caller: Sir, your details were in our worldwide database and it automatically tells us when a problem is discovered.

Me: I definitely have no virus' on my pc

Caller: (now quite stroppy - and no Sir now) Yes you do, how do you know, you're not a computer expert, you don't know what you're doing!

Me: WTF! you know nothing about me or what I do for a living you cheeky wee *******, I've been working with computers since before you were ******* born you parasitical little piece of ****, if you ever call this number again I will fly over there and shove your ******* headset up your ******* ****, now **** ***. 

Then it all went quiet!

Lucky he got me on a good day  :D
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on October 15, 2012, 08:09:51 pm
I am so pleased you added that last line as I was about to reply saying the same thing  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: MikeDunn on October 15, 2012, 08:12:26 pm
SWMBO managed to keep the buggers on the line for over 20 minutes ... my record is only 15  :P
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Agrippa on October 15, 2012, 08:30:26 pm
On somewhat similar thread I was having my tea one evening
when the doorbell rang, I was a bit p'd off and opened the door.

There was a young guy with a clipboard and a yellow vest
who said he was from XYZ energy co or something and could
save me 30 % on my gas bill. I told him that would be incredible
as I'm all electric. He didn't seem to get it and shuffled off.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Donkey on October 15, 2012, 08:33:27 pm
Have you tried registering (for free) with the Telephone Preference Service http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html (http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html) ? After you register, all unsolicited calls should stop within a couple of weeks. It has worked a treat for me and family and friends I have told about it. You do however have to re-register every 12 months. Not sure if other countries have a version of this service.

Marty
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on October 15, 2012, 08:38:33 pm
It seems to me that there is always someone wanting to annoy the crap out of people these days, more adverts on TV and Radio than actual programme content, adverts on Smart Phones, annoying phone calls, TV channels dedicated to selling stuff, and model railway forums where members think that everyone is below them, all they want to do is plunder our wallets and lets face it things are tough enough without all that rubbish, thank goodness I can retreat to the shed and my layouts.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on October 15, 2012, 08:42:42 pm
I sometimes get a silent call, which goes on for about 30 seconds. If I hang on, BT come on the line, quoting a phone number, where each digit is spoken by a different person. It then asks me to press either 3 or 5 to hear the message. I then get a similar multi voiced message from my dentist, reminding me of my next appointment. I have asked them to remove me from their reminder list, but to no avail.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: scotsoft on October 15, 2012, 08:52:50 pm
Have you tried registering (for free) with the Telephone Preference Service [url]http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html[/url] ([url]http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html[/url]) ? After you register, all unsolicited calls should stop within a couple of weeks. It has worked a treat for me and family and friends I have told about it. You do however have to re-register every 12 months. Not sure if other countries have a version of this service.

Marty


I have not heard you have to re-register every twelve months  :confused2:

You also need to tick the opt out of the Voter Roll bit on the form from the coucil (I can't remember the correct name for it)

Also be ex directory and if anyone in a shop or online asks for a contact phone number give them a mobile number, it only took one call to T-Mobile to get all advertising text messages stopped  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: bigbear on October 15, 2012, 08:55:03 pm
Have you tried registering (for free) with the Telephone Preference Service [url]http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html[/url] ([url]http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html[/url]) ? After you register, all unsolicited calls should stop within a couple of weeks. It has worked a treat for me and family and friends I have told about it. You do however have to re-register every 12 months. Not sure if other countries have a version of this service.

Marty


We are on this list and it's quite a good thing to use: "We are on the TPS and if you'll just give me your company's details, We'll be happy to start proceedings against you". Usually takes a few milliseconds before the line goes dead!

I want to get a ref's whistle, but Mrs. Bigbear seems to think I'd get into trouble if I used it... I reckon it'd be quite some time before they could make another phone call, though!

Am I being too radical?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 15, 2012, 09:17:26 pm

 Voter Roll


I always thought that was an anti inflammatory gel :confused1:



Also be ex directory

I've been ex directory for 3 years and now BT have cocked up and put me in their latest directory. I phoned them up and bol told them off but, heck, the damage is done and they're not going to recall all the local directories, are they?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Pengi on October 15, 2012, 09:25:49 pm
Long queues at the Post Office being made longer by counter staff attempting to sell life insurance to customers . . .
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: bigbear on October 15, 2012, 09:56:10 pm
Well if you're going to be in the queue that long, it makes sense to sell life insurance! Perhaps they'll start selling refreshments from those trays you used to see in cinemas too?
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Kipper on October 15, 2012, 10:11:33 pm
Post Office queue today was full of ebayers, posting their parcels!!!! Went to the newspaper counter to cash in a £10 lottery ticket, only to be told that payouts had to be done at the PO counter!!!! I could buy a lottery ticket, but not cash one in. Won't be going back there for my lottery. One time I support closing little two window sub post offices, as this one is a total waste of time. If you are lucky enough to get to the counter, the husband and wife who run it are rude and grumpy - doctor's receptionists in a past life, I bet - and don't get me started on them.
Too late, I've started. Took mother for her flu jab to the local surgery. Asked if I could have one, as I am her carer and also with my cancer treatment, I am susceptible to the flu. Appears I am not a registered carer (with Social Services) so no, and only cancer patients on chemo can have it. So off to Boots for a £10 jab.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: Cimmerian on October 16, 2012, 09:18:26 am
If it helps they're £7 in Asda.
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: bigbear on October 16, 2012, 09:40:00 am
Being surly is a pre-requisite for working on a Post Office counter! Also, speaking in a voice loud enough to be heard through the bullet proof glass is discouraged!
Title: Re: The angry thread
Post by: longbridge on October 16, 2012, 10:03:46 am
Its a well known fact that the most precious thing you can give is time because we don't have much of it to spare.

I would love to have the t