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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6555 on: July 01, 2020, 03:14:59 PM »
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But wrappers have a habit of ending up outside Chez Bealman
Amazing wot crap youll eat after a beer or 6
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6556 on: July 03, 2020, 11:37:35 PM »
Unfortunately, I tend to agree, Mick. Two of the Victorian cases involved arrivals from overseas, one of them Britain.

But surely that was at least 120 years ago?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6557 on: July 03, 2020, 11:49:06 PM »
Maybe this should be in the moderately annoyed thread, but I can't find one.

I ordered some Zimo decoders from the UK and was pleased to see that they had arrived in Denver on Sunday.



By Tuesday they were in Fort Collins and had cleared customs, and on Wednesday they were out for delivery.  :bounce:

But nothing arrived and by Wednesday night they were back in Ft Collins.

So on Thursday I called Fedex and managed to speak to a LIVE PERSON, who said they'd put a trace on it.

Sure enough, by 11am Thursday, I got a call from the Fedex office in Ft Collins saying, and I'm paraphrasing here,

"The Website is a load of dangly, hairy things, the package never left the office as we're still waiting for official notice that it has , in fact, cleared customs".

So today's a holiday, which means I'm not getting these things until Monday at the earliest and they are just sitting 8 miles down the road, and it's a 3 day weekend  >:(

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6558 on: July 03, 2020, 11:54:20 PM »
Unfortunately, I tend to agree, Mick. Two of the Victorian cases involved arrivals from overseas, one of them Britain.

But surely that was at least 120 years ago?

John P
maybe they were delivered by fed ex
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6559 on: July 04, 2020, 02:33:28 PM »
Maybe this should be in the moderately annoyed thread, but I can't find one.


I think delivery/courier company problems are world wide. Last Monday I ordered something from Amazon. On Wednesday, I received an email from 'DPD' stating that the item would be delivered Friday. The 'DPD' website states that they received the item Wednesday - but nothing since. I am still waiting for the item. As Amazon stated that delivery would be by next Monday, I can not really complain, but it does annoy me when I receive an email stating a delivery day and it does not arrive. Why can they not say that they anticipate delivery on Friday?

Addit: Just checked the DPD website. My parcel was 'sorted by distribution centre in Athlone' on 2nd July and 'sorted by distribution centre in Athlone' on 4th July!  :'(
« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 11:34:26 AM by dannyboy, Reason: added a bit »
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6561 on: July 05, 2020, 11:30:05 AM »
Things like this make you despair. Just idiotic - and idiots!
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6562 on: July 05, 2020, 12:24:42 PM »
:censored: :censored: :censored: :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry2: :veryangry2: :veryangry2:

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/social-distancing-disappears-pubs-super-saturday-075810239.html

I've walked through Soho many times whenever I lived or stayed in London and it was always busy at weekends. The main difference pre-lockdown was more revellers congregating indoors in the various pubs, nightclubs and cafes, all of which as the evenings progressed became overcrowded.
At least Westminster City Council had the sense to make the area pedestrian only because the risk of catching COVID-19 is less outdoors. However looking at images on the link and elsewhere on the web in the area, very few - if any - wore masks. Wearing face coverings would have reduced the risks still further, I would have worn a mask in these situations.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6563 on: July 05, 2020, 02:22:52 PM »
trouble is masks would interfere with their drinking.

having seen so many of the videos re 'clap for the NHS', and noting how closely packed the doctors and nurses were in them, I can't help but wonder how many of the packed thousands were off duty doctors / nurses / essential workers who should have known better.

digging slit trench now ready for backlash  :dighole:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6564 on: July 05, 2020, 09:41:05 PM »
I'm still waiting for the 'spike' from the BLM protests and other mass rallies that happened a few weeks ago...or maybe it is safe to go outside?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6565 on: July 05, 2020, 10:15:37 PM »
:censored: :censored: :censored: :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry2: :veryangry2: :veryangry2:


couldn't have expressed it better myself
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6566 on: July 05, 2020, 11:22:49 PM »
Maybe this should be in the moderately annoyed thread, but I can't find one.


I think delivery/courier company problems are world wide. Last Monday I ordered something from Amazon. On Wednesday, I received an email from 'DPD' stating that the item would be delivered Friday. The 'DPD' website states that they received the item Wednesday - but nothing since. I am still waiting for the item. As Amazon stated that delivery would be by next Monday, I can not really complain, but it does annoy me when I receive an email stating a delivery day and it does not arrive. Why can they not say that they anticipate delivery on Friday?

Addit: Just checked the DPD website. My parcel was 'sorted by distribution centre in Athlone' on 2nd July and 'sorted by distribution centre in Athlone' on 4th July!  :'(

Courier companies have always been poor. In the mid-90s, the company I worked for hired an 80386 computer and a printer to use during testing a pair of multi-million pound, gas-turbine powered compressors. Testing was unable to go ahead without the equipment. TNT delivered the printer, but no PC and the driver disappeared into our canteen. I left a note on his windscreen, asking him to call my extension before leaving. I then caught him driving out of the gates and he refused to open the wagon and check in the back for the PC. I called Livingston Hire , who hired huge quantities of equipment out all over the country and it was apparently the final straw and they cancelled their contract with TNT. Sometimes complaining does have results.

 

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