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#87031 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:32 PM

Which shows we have some pretty lenient traffic wardens here.

I parked in a 1hr bay at the side of the road, came back "about" an hour later and there's a warden hovering. Made some joke about "oooh just in time" and he just replied that it was the first lap he'd done so no rush. He then pointed to a transit with the back tyre on the end of the bay so a good 18" overhanging the yellow line. "I'm hoping he comes and moves it soon, the next guy comes on shift in half an hour and he's the kind that will ticket that"


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:37 PM

I think the only irritating this is my colleague parked about 1/4 mile away, on double yellows, but on a road that runs off the one I was on. He didn't get a ticket. And he's refused to go halves on mine, the bastard.

 

Just get a set of plates made up with his number on. Fit to your car and leave it on the double yellows outside work.....


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#87033 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:41 PM

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#87034 OFFLINE   myglaren

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:43 PM

Daughter has just had her car written off on a roundabout.  Other driver's fault and has admitted it to police and her insurance company.  They won't be happy about it but is on public record now

Daughter's car was up for MOT on Saturday.  She gets a hire car and some cash to put toward a replacement.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:46 PM

Daughter has just had her car written off on a roundabout.  Other driver's fault and has admitted it to police and her insurance company.  They won't be happy about it but is on public record now
Daughter's car was up for MOT on Saturday.  She gets a hire car and some cash to put toward a replacement.

Always stressful but as long she is ok then all’s as good as it could be.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:49 PM

Which shows we have some pretty lenient traffic wardens here.
I parked in a 1hr bay at the side of the road, came back "about" an hour later and there's a warden hovering. Made some joke about "oooh just in time" and he just replied that it was the first lap he'd done so no rush. He then pointed to a transit with the back tyre on the end of the bay so a good 18" overhanging the yellow line. "I'm hoping he comes and moves it soon, the next guy comes on shift in half an hour and he's the kind that will ticket that"

The guy who regularly does around our doctors is great, he knows that parking is a nightmare and the bit opposite doesn’t cause any problems so will turn a blind eye as long as you are polite.
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#87037 OFFLINE   myglaren

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:01 PM

Always stressful but as long she is ok then all’s as good as it could be.

Thanks.

She is pretty cool about it.

As said it is personal injuries that are the devil, tin is replaceable and if no hire car she can nick one from work.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:24 PM

Flickr has pissed me off, over 10 years worth of uploads, somewhere in the region of over 30000 images have now been taken away from me unless I pay for a monthly subscription, It feels like I'm being blackmailed by them to sign up to their services now. Why should I pay when Flickr is making money from my images from the hits they must give them?.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:38 PM

They did give plenty of warning that they were though to be fair. Unlike Photofuckit who suddenly threw a paywall up one day.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:41 PM

Ha! House over the way deals drugs. One of her clients is having trouble starting his car! I'm sat here in the garden having a fag and watching!

Grumpy because if I knew where my leads were id still go and help...
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#87041 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:41 AM

Daughter has just had her car written off on a roundabout.  Other driver's fault and has admitted it to police and her insurance company.  They won't be happy about it but is on public record now
Daughter's car was up for MOT on Saturday.  She gets a hire car and some cash to put toward a replacement.


Everbody walked away. Winner.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:38 AM

Flickr has pissed me off, over 10 years worth of uploads, somewhere in the region of over 30000 images have now been taken away from me unless I pay for a monthly subscription,


They haven't "taken" them away (yet). They'll start doing that from the start of Feb. Plenty of time and warning given to download them if you're not willing to fork out. You've got until Feb 5th before they start actively nuking the oldest stuff.

How much storage space in terms of TB/GB are you using? Their subscription rates are very reasonable in the grand scheme of things. I had a been a Pro subscriber for a few years for before they (Yahoo!) went bloody silly offering 1TB free - cost 'em money cos I didn't need Pro no more! Also you don't have to pay monthly, it can be an annual/biannual thing too IIRC.

Considering the amount of copyright material uploaded you shouldn't complain too much! ;)

Sorry if I'm sounding harsh, but just trying to put some perspective on it.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:51 AM

Fair enough, just frustrating as i still use it to upload photos from, amazingly though someone has been massively kind enough to donate me a years subscription! I haven't a clue who's done it but if it's anyone on here then thank you so much! It's really genuinely appreciated. :)
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:06 AM

Raging wisdom tooth pain.

I wouldn't mind but I'm not even wise. (If I was I would probably go to a dentist).
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:12 AM

I got an infection in one of my non-erupted Wisdom teeth 18 years ago. Actually got so bad I saw a dentist. Antibiotics cleared it up. He told me I'd better have them out as they would only get infected again. I've spent 18 years happily proving him wrong.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:28 AM

Ha! House over the way deals drugs. One of her clients is having trouble starting his car! I'm sat here in the garden having a fag and watching!

Grumpy because if I knew where my leads were id still go and help...


No fuck him, you don’t want cretins like that living round you.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:00 PM

Raging wisdom tooth pain.

I wouldn't mind but I'm not even wise. (If I was I would probably go to a dentist).

Son has just had a wisdom tooth out in hospital.  Had to have his jaw broken in three places to dig all the bits out.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:02 PM

They're crusty but they're not difficult to see. I parked there knowing it was double yellows, intending to move my car shortly, thinking that because everyone else does it every day it would be fine. I'm not gonna even try and contest it.

 

Wasn't it Scary on here who had months of arguing about a genuine case of loading a guitar speaker whilst parked on DYLs? And that's a proper case of should be exempt. Not "Can't be arsed to drive any further I'll just leave it here" like muggins here.

 

No, I was loading in a loading bay...


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:09 PM

I got an infection in one of my non-erupted Wisdom teeth 18 years ago. Actually got so bad I saw a dentist. Antibiotics cleared it up. He told me I'd better have them out as they would only get infected again. I've spent 18 years happily proving him wrong.


This is similar. It's actually the gum that's inflamed, the tooth hasn't fully erupted. I read up and saltwater washes or antibiotics should clear it up. The dentist told me last time if it happened more than twice I would have to have it out. I hadn't told him that was about the 7th time and this one probably takes us into double figures.

I don't really trust them as they told me about desperately needing a filling in another tooth. This was news to me so I declined. This urgent filling has never been mentioned in the 3 year and 2 x-rays since. I smell a scam.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:06 PM

Phone calls..... This number has called me at least ten times per day since last November. Just music. PITA.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:15 PM

That's the reason I chucked my phones away.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:22 PM

Looks like my Saab 9-3 convertible is back up for sale. Someone on here definitely * wanted it but hasn't been in touch since the 19th of December. Cheers for wasting my time fella!
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:25 PM

Hyperactively angry today.  No idea, either.  Was the same yesterday.  Absolutely off my tree.  Can't see why.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:31 PM

Hyperactively angry today.  No idea, either.  Was the same yesterday.  Absolutely off my tree.  Can't see why.

 

It'll be those cunts fault….. for sure.

 

Hope you're OK dude. Take a breath and enjoy your weekend...…………


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

Hah!  Nobody has done anything wrong.  I was a bit like it yesterday, too.

 

At least I've tried to be productive at work but I either want to sleep or run a mile and my brain can't work out which.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

Beat me to it.

If I’m sad, I will always try and get out and walk. If I’m mad, I’ll try to sleep.

Nearly always works. All you have to do is convince yourself to actually do it.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:37 PM

My neighbour who is usually quite smart has just driven off with only her daylight driving lights on and it is pitch black here.

Stupid idea, should have adopted the Volvo/Saab system or at least had automatic lights.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:25 PM

Raging wisdom tooth pain.

I wouldn't mind but I'm not even wise. (If I was I would probably go to a dentist).

MrsV8 has a hospital appointment next week,regarding a operation to have one removed.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

Son has just had a wisdom tooth out in hospital.  Had to have his jaw broken in three places to dig all the bits out.

Which hospital was this? MrsV8 is at Sunderland next week..


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