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#84061 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:05 PM

Also while I’m here - “Whistle Stop” convenience stores found in train stations.

£3 for a single solitary can of lager or cider

Sainsbury’s Local in the same station - £4 for 4.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:18 PM

Is that something you can even do? Does the lender not get a bit twitchy about that

I already owe these folks a FORTUNE but it is mighty tempting.


Quite often a solicitor will be approved to represent a lender anyway. If not, you can use your own solicitor to act for you and a lender’s solicitor ONLY to act on their behalf. It’s a little bit more expensive - but ultimately your solicitor will still report to you and will receive the info from the lender so it’s quite doable. Now I think of it that is what happened with the place we are now in.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:22 PM

The one I’m currently using is acting on behalf of both myself and the lender

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:30 PM

Brexit negotiators think they have a hard job.

 

They should fucking well try dealing with my mother.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:56 PM

2 years ago:
Apparently giving a large amount of money to a family member with long term drug and alcohol abuse problems and a proven track record of inability to manage financially is a great idea and I'm not a nice person to say it's a train crash waiting to happen.

Today: Can xx borrow xx as they are being evicted next week.

Pass the brick wall to bang my head on please.

Brexit both sides need to say these are our terms and if you don't like it fucking do one.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

I imagine you will have a brick lying about somewhere.

What you do with it is your business :)



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:07 PM

Brexit both sides need to say these are our terms and if you don't like it fucking do one.

This comment shows a fundamental misunderstanding of a situation where one side holds all the cards and the other has chosen to shoot itself in the foot.

Exactly like negotiating with my mum, in fact.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:15 PM

Let's not get into Brexit again. Please.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:03 PM

^ This.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:22 PM

My grump for the day is wanky payment systems in carparks.
 
I'm in Leeds all week training & as I can't stand trains, they are always late/cancelled/full of annoying morons I'm driving in. The car park I've been using needs payment via an automated phoneline, great until their payment system breaks & it takes 30mins to pay for the day! I even phoned my bank to confirm it wasn't then declining my cards.
 
Yes I could pay cash on the machine, but that only does by the hour so it'd cost £18. On the phone is £12.25 for the day. I don't know Leeds so I don't know where else to park & neither google maps nor my sat nav can actually manage to tell the truth for a route in to & out of the centre I'm not looking for somewhere else at this time of the week.


This is why I rarely pay for parking, it's too expensive and now too complicated. Usually I'll find an unrestricted side road or the back of shop that has closed down, it usually works. Mind you, Leeds is a pretty shit place to find anywhere to park for free.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:29 PM

I can't pay for parking here. There is not one car park that charges actual money in this town. Woe is me.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:54 PM

Well this could be fun, I have won an item on eBay, in the seller's description it had the usual, only serious bidders, item advertised elsewhere, etc. I have contacted the seller to try to arrange collection, I have asked for some contact details and the address, not unreasonable as I will be coming from South Wales to Liverpool, so far, after several back and forth messages, I have a postcode but not an actual address and no phone number, but it will have to be collected before Saturday 4pm. I shall have another go at getting details but it's already winding me up.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:36 PM

Re paying by phone for parking: what do people who don't own a smartphone do?  Like, er, me?

 

(Nearest largest city to me is Birmingham, and I have often found trying to park there to be such a pisstake that on the occasions I go there I now don't bother driving and go by train instead.  Especially now apparently the whole of the city centre's roads are being bulldozed.)


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:04 AM

Well this could be fun, I have won an item on eBay, in the seller's description it had the usual, only serious bidders, item advertised elsewhere, etc. I have contacted the seller to try to arrange collection, I have asked for some contact details and the address, not unreasonable as I will be coming from South Wales to Liverpool, so far, after several back and forth messages, I have a postcode but not an actual address and no phone number, but it will have to be collected before Saturday 4pm. I shall have another go at getting details but it's already winding me up.

 

At least you got a post code, you're already well ahead of where you'd be if the thing was in Fife.

 

The absolute best you'd get there is "x miles from Edinburgh/Glasgow/Dundee", if you get enough mileages from enough locations, you have go onto google maps satellite view to try and fucking triangulate the rough location like you're some kind of poundland army major looking for WMD's.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:30 AM

Well this could be fun, I have won an item on eBay, in the seller's description it had the usual, only serious bidders, item advertised elsewhere, etc. I have contacted the seller to try to arrange collection, I have asked for some contact details and the address, not unreasonable as I will be coming from South Wales to Liverpool, so far, after several back and forth messages, I have a postcode but not an actual address and no phone number, but it will have to be collected before Saturday 4pm. I shall have another go at getting details but it's already winding me up.

What's the post code and what's the thing you won ? I only ask because a few of us have a Liverpool post code and if it's close might do you a favour.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:01 AM

 but it's overdue a service & I want to sort some grot on the oil cooler pipes so I refuse to change the oil & then have to drop it out again.

 

Lame. Just lame.

 

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:26 AM

Re paying by phone for parking: what do people who don't own a smartphone do?  Like, er, me?

 

The same as us with smartphones. Ring the number & type in the various numbers off the sign & your bankcard, it all works on DTMF tones.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:28 AM

This is why I rarely pay for parking, it's too expensive and now too complicated. Usually I'll find an unrestricted side road or the back of shop that has closed down, it usually works. Mind you, Leeds is a pretty shit place to find anywhere to park for free.

 

FTFY.

 

I'd refuse to pay to park if it was my money, but I get it back on expenses as it's a work course.

 

My view is we've already paid for the roads etc several times so we should be allowed to park on them for free. Also all council car parks we've paid for several times over should be free.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:53 AM

Sophie Ellis Bextor.

 

Stop singing those shit 70's discoesque songs in that fucking awful warbly voice FFS. Today annoying R2 listeners. A cruise ship awaits. 

 

Cheers. 


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:09 AM

The same as us with smartphones. Ring the number & type in the various numbers off the sign & your bankcard, it all works on DTMF tones.

 

Aha - I thought you'd have to download a parking company app or something, thankyou.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:22 AM

I am unwell. Sitting here with four layers and a scarf, heating on full and I can’t stop shivering. Plus I have terrible stomachache.

It’s delayed reaction to a massive row with Mrs P on Sunday which is still not resolved, job interview and subsequent decision stress, pressure on current role, non payment of an invoice owed to me and the fact my family are a bunch of mess making lazy bastards.

I had been in a good place for a few weeks but can feel that optimism ebbing away. Whoopee do..
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:57 AM

Sophie Ellis Bextor.

 

Stop singing those shit 70's discoesque songs in that fucking awful warbly voice FFS. Today annoying R2 listeners. A cruise ship awaits. 

 

Cheers. 

 

She's far too posh for cruise ships.......Abromovich's yacht a more likely scenario..........


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:15 AM

Aha - I thought you'd have to download a parking company app or something, thankyou.

 

That place has the world's worst website, you can't get to the account management pages without the URL as there is no link from the homepage! So I'm glad they don't attempt to make an app.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:41 PM

Sat in reception for an interview and the guy is 40 minutes late. How long before I walk out? Don’t mind my current job but it’s nice to have options.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:54 PM

I had that once before. 2pm meeting scheduled and confirmed, I was leaving at 2.45 when he called the receptionist to say he was going to be another half an hour and would I mind waiting.

I ended up waiting, he didn’t apologise, and the whole thing was a complete waste of time. He told me that he had it in his calendar for 3pm but if that was the case why did he call reception at 2.45 to ask if I was still there?

Trouble is sometimes I wonder if these things are a test - are you patient enough for the role, that sort of thing
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:01 PM

Sophie Ellis Bextor.

 

Stop singing those shit 70's discoesque songs in that fucking awful warbly voice FFS. Today annoying R2 listeners. A cruise ship awaits. 

 

Cheers. 

 

 

Sophie Ellis-Boxhead's album of minor 70's hits is a lot better than some of the crap R1 plays. Her & her mum in a threesome would be desirable though, provided she didn't start singing. Had a weird crush on Janet Ellis when I was younger.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:21 PM

I had that once before. 2pm meeting scheduled and confirmed, I was leaving at 2.45 when he called the receptionist to say he was going to be another half an hour and would I mind waiting.

I ended up waiting, he didn’t apologise, and the whole thing was a complete waste of time. He told me that he had it in his calendar for 3pm but if that was the case why did he call reception at 2.45 to ask if I was still there?

Trouble is sometimes I wonder if these things are a test - are you patient enough for the role, that sort of thing

 

I think that they are used by some 'managers' to see how far they can push you so that they only interview people who won't push back at them if they're employed.

 

Good manners cost nothing so not to apologise strikes me that you dodged a bullet there.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:56 PM

Similar thing happened to me at a job interview back in 1997.
Appointment was at 2pm. I arrived at 1.45 and was directed to a chair in reception. At 2.30 the guy turned up. His first words were "you are late"
Sensing that this 'may' have been a test of some sort I apologised. I got the job and got to know the guy fairly well over the ensuing years. He did admit that it was a test of my reactions to unfair situations.
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