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Offline Lawrence

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #855 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!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #856 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 :-*
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #857 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.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #858 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:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #859 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.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #860 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!!!!
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #861 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.
 
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #862 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!!!
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #863 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  :(


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #864 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.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #865 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?! ???




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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #866 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.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #867 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?! ???





Here you go Tank problem solved



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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #868 on: April 26, 2012, 10:50:11 AM »
 :smiley-laughing:  A ZBD-97...I'm surprised it's still going as it's Chinese!!!


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #869 on: April 26, 2012, 10:59:22 AM »
:smiley-laughing:  A ZBD

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I wonder who will remember this classic?

 

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