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    New POD got a reaction from rainagain in The grumpy thread   
    There was a comedian we went to see about 10 years ago. Support act to someone else. 
    Told a long winded joke. Basically they were running late and were due to pick up granny. Daughter is given the job of letting her know they are coming for her.  When.they arrive at grannies house they can't find her.  Eventually they find her in an orange puffs jacket hidding behind the hot water tank. Which is wearing a similar jacket.
    The reason? Daughter doesn't ring her (cause that generation doesn't), she texts "we are coming to take you, be ready in 10 minutes to leave straight away. Have your bag ready with everything you need" texted to a land line to a 90 year old.  
    Imagine the robot voice? 
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    New POD got a reaction from Cord Forteener aka Tim_E in The new news 24 thread   
    I last owned a Honda in 2015. I got a letter inviting me for a new airbag the other day. 
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    New POD got a reaction from rainagain in The grumpy thread   
    Our GP is the same.  With 7 days to spare I send off my request for a repeat prescription for my heart tablets. And hear nothing.  On the 6th day I phone the pharmacist. And no. They don't have my prescription yet. 
    It takes an hour to get through to the GP reception, who tells me, I need to email my prescription request. Yes. That's right, so why hasn t it been done? After trying to bullshit me, she eventually admits they may have had some computer issues. Well, okay but i need these tablets before tomorrow, which happened to be good Friday.  
    So I get the promise that they'll  sort it today. 
    Can you let me know when it's done? Maybe a text? No.
    Luckily the pharmacist is much more helpful. We will ring you as soon as it's ready.  
    When I get the prescription, it turns out they have only given me 2 weeks because the GP has decided I need a blood test and a review of the doses.  It takes me an hour On the phone to get this information. I point out that I do actually have a blood test booked, but i will have run out of tablets before they get the results, so what are you going to do about that? Well apparently I should request more tablets when I've had my blood test.  Okay so another hour on the phone, to get them to.make it a priority.
    Wankers. 
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    New POD got a reaction from Floatylight in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have at least 5 times said to my barber. 
    You are the expert. You cut 40 heads of hair a day at least. What do you suggest for a bloke my age.  I have an interview next week. I'll be wearing a suit and talking ballocks. 
     
    Guess what. Blank looks. We end up with agreeing short back and sides and a Hitler fringe. 
    Well fuck that. I bought clippers in lockdown and it's 2 mm  all over. 
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    New POD got a reaction from richardmorris in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    That's what I didn't say. 
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    New POD got a reaction from Snake Charmer in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have at least 5 times said to my barber. 
    You are the expert. You cut 40 heads of hair a day at least. What do you suggest for a bloke my age.  I have an interview next week. I'll be wearing a suit and talking ballocks. 
     
    Guess what. Blank looks. We end up with agreeing short back and sides and a Hitler fringe. 
    Well fuck that. I bought clippers in lockdown and it's 2 mm  all over. 
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    New POD got a reaction from richardmorris in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Under GDPR regulations, you could ask the police what information they hold about you.  I think.
    I know Comedian and left wing him an rights act Activist did that with both the police and MI5 and Nestle.  
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    New POD got a reaction from marm in eBay tat volume 3.   
    That is a bargain. I think. 
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    New POD got a reaction from bunglebus in Lemon Lupo - smokin'   
    I had exactly that on a mk2 and a mk3 cavalier. But on the ignition switch. It is electrical grease that's got too hot because the contact is not fully made and therefore there's too much current going through half a contact. 
    Probably maybe I think in my opinion. No warranty given or implied. 
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    New POD got a reaction from Remspoor in The grumpy thread   
    I am more grumpy, because somehow my life is more complicated than it needed to be. 
    1) Work. That pays the bills. I am uncertain about the contract I'm doing. Because they really want a permie staff member but the pay wouldn't do me any favours. So long term who knows. I have the offer of a contract in Barrow, but it's inside IR35 And IF I had nothing else I would definately have to do it, but they won't wait forever, for a decision.  Then an old manager has contacted me about a permie job in Birmingham. Quite senior. Need to find out more. But I'd close my LTD company and commute from Uttoxeter 3 days a week. 
    2) Fucking builder. I need to be here when he starts the Pointing. Promised last week, promised this week. Now he's saying Next week. I need more fucking notice than 11 hours given that I need to actually go to the office 140 miles away. 
    3) kitchen. We have ordered an overpriced swanky kitchen. Because with has money coming to her.  It should be stress free. It's fucking not. 
    4) Sons wedding.  We are on the Edge of any prep work, but have to book a meal the night before for those people attending the reversal. (I'm not sure why you need a rehearsal..all church weddings are the same) 
    14 people? . What time? Wife took this on. Eventually we get clear guidance about who and when And it gets booked. 8 hours later, one of the bride's maids says her and her plus one might, be coming to the rehearsal after all. Might. So wife has to phone the place to tell them it might be 16 or not. Now ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem, but Covid restrictions make you not want to piss the pub/restaurant  around.
    5) are we coming out of lockdown on June 21st.  Wedding will be 85 people. Or will it be 15 people. 
    6) Son and his bride have just taken ownership of their first house. We should go visit. @MikeR's wife has gegged in. So now we have to pick her up, drive to Manchester to pick up Daughter, drive to Bromsgrove, have lunch and go for a walk before going home. All on Saturday.  
     
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    New POD got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    I am more grumpy, because somehow my life is more complicated than it needed to be. 
    1) Work. That pays the bills. I am uncertain about the contract I'm doing. Because they really want a permie staff member but the pay wouldn't do me any favours. So long term who knows. I have the offer of a contract in Barrow, but it's inside IR35 And IF I had nothing else I would definately have to do it, but they won't wait forever, for a decision.  Then an old manager has contacted me about a permie job in Birmingham. Quite senior. Need to find out more. But I'd close my LTD company and commute from Uttoxeter 3 days a week. 
    2) Fucking builder. I need to be here when he starts the Pointing. Promised last week, promised this week. Now he's saying Next week. I need more fucking notice than 11 hours given that I need to actually go to the office 140 miles away. 
    3) kitchen. We have ordered an overpriced swanky kitchen. Because with has money coming to her.  It should be stress free. It's fucking not. 
    4) Sons wedding.  We are on the Edge of any prep work, but have to book a meal the night before for those people attending the reversal. (I'm not sure why you need a rehearsal..all church weddings are the same) 
    14 people? . What time? Wife took this on. Eventually we get clear guidance about who and when And it gets booked. 8 hours later, one of the bride's maids says her and her plus one might, be coming to the rehearsal after all. Might. So wife has to phone the place to tell them it might be 16 or not. Now ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem, but Covid restrictions make you not want to piss the pub/restaurant  around.
    5) are we coming out of lockdown on June 21st.  Wedding will be 85 people. Or will it be 15 people. 
    6) Son and his bride have just taken ownership of their first house. We should go visit. @MikeR's wife has gegged in. So now we have to pick her up, drive to Manchester to pick up Daughter, drive to Bromsgrove, have lunch and go for a walk before going home. All on Saturday.  
     
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    New POD got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    Are they 4 pot AP calipers at the front? If they are 3 of the pistons will be seized.  (Says the ex owner of a metro turd...o ) 
    Or rather 6 of the 8 pistons will be welded indefinitely to the actual bores. 
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    New POD got a reaction from Eyersey1234 in Automotive bull5hit facts thread   
    Truth is always funnier than fiction. 
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    New POD got a reaction from Rusty_Rocket in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oh, the cost of missing comma. Or maybe a full stop or even a colon. 
    No PayPal: bacs, cash on collection, Bitcoin, cheque, or broken x boxes only. 
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    New POD got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in The new news 24 thread   
    Saturday had me start to recomission our mk1 mx5 by putting a new battery and a new positive terminal on the battery, (As the old  one had snapped.) 
    When I'd finished it started first time.  
    Pumped the tyres up, and then fitted the boot rack correctly. 
    Now do I chance an MOT with holes in the front wings and duct tape hidding them or swap them for the silver ones I bought second hand about 7 years ago.  I probably could rattle can them first. 


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    New POD got a reaction from Heidel_Kakao in Absolute horse shit™   
    You are heading for the beach at Formby and you fancy a fist fight ? 
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    New POD got a reaction from Fumbler in Autoshite chat over Zoom - 8.00pm Tuesdays. PM brownnova for the link if you don’t have it!   
    Corrected for my own amusement. Should be working. 
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    New POD got a reaction from St.Jude in Autoshite chat over Zoom - 8.00pm Tuesdays. PM brownnova for the link if you don’t have it!   
    Corrected for my own amusement. Should be working. 
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    New POD got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    My current grump is about trying to organise 2 workmen in 2 locations this week and going into the office on at least one day. 
    The cast of boys from the blackstuff, have been due to do my pointing. Promised they'd come Tuesday last week. Fucking radio silence all week. Eventually tells me it's going to be Monday this week. Or maybe Tuesday..
    In the meantime I'm waiting for a gas repairman to track down spares to fix a boiler leak in Staffordshire.  He might be able to fit it in this Tuesday.  But he will get back to me with a time.  
    Obviously I've updated  him and said either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday please.  That means I could go into the office on Thursday and get back here to see the pointing progress on Friday.  
    I get a text late last night saying the pointing is going to start Tuesday or Wednesday.  
    My guess is Thursday? 
    Anyway, I'm trying not to to piss any of these people off because you know, they actually need both doing. 
     
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    New POD got a reaction from Stevebrookman in The new news 24 thread   
    Saturday had me start to recomission our mk1 mx5 by putting a new battery and a new positive terminal on the battery, (As the old  one had snapped.) 
    When I'd finished it started first time.  
    Pumped the tyres up, and then fitted the boot rack correctly. 
    Now do I chance an MOT with holes in the front wings and duct tape hidding them or swap them for the silver ones I bought second hand about 7 years ago.  I probably could rattle can them first. 


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    New POD got a reaction from Twiggy in The new news 24 thread   
    Well it's Wales. They don't have the same education in Science and Technology....
     
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    New POD got a reaction from Cord Forteener aka Tim_E in The new news 24 thread   
    Saturday had me start to recomission our mk1 mx5 by putting a new battery and a new positive terminal on the battery, (As the old  one had snapped.) 
    When I'd finished it started first time.  
    Pumped the tyres up, and then fitted the boot rack correctly. 
    Now do I chance an MOT with holes in the front wings and duct tape hidding them or swap them for the silver ones I bought second hand about 7 years ago.  I probably could rattle can them first. 


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    New POD got a reaction from Talbot in Automotive bull5hit facts thread   
    Truth is always funnier than fiction. 
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    New POD reacted to brownnova in The new news 24 thread   
    You’ve told me before... I did nothing about it that time either 😂😂
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    New POD reacted to High Jetter in The new news 24 thread   
    2 wrongs don't make it right
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