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I ran a few red lights on a row a couple of years back on my bike, but only because some Lycra clad Hooray Henry complained.

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Off to a wedding - over the next three days I have to spend a considerable amount of time in the back of the below Fiesta. The seats are shit, there's about 6" too little headroom, the ride is crashy and harsh, there's hardly any legroom, and I'm sharing it with my mum and my aunt who are both mentals to some degree. At least I get my own room in the Devizes Travelodge.

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Right, I've had my little rant about this in the Photobucket thread on the open forums, but this has really pissed me off big time so I'm doing it here too!

 

Photobuckets new policy on being complete pricks means no more sharing pics. These pics are mine that I took and they are denying me the use of my own private stuff, instead trying to extort a monthly fee from me in order to carry on as before posting my pics on sites of my choice.

 

This pisses me off.

So mr Photobucket, I'm not going to be ripped off by you. Neither will I ever have to use your fucking shit site or be bombarded with your pissy adverts while trying to use it again.

I've re uploaded most of my pics to Flickr instead so you can just fuck right off you bunch of crooks. Eat my shit!

This has meant lots of anger and annoyance for me as I'm shit with computers and have precisely zero patience or tolerance for them, it has forced me to spend ages trying to re upload my pics to Flickr, then try to work out how to copy the pic link in order to post said pic onto a forum. And now I'm going to have to go back through my threads and edit them all to delete the old Photobucket pic links and post the new Flickr links in their place so my pics work again, which will take ages to do.

 

Bastards, greedy fucking bastards! I hope every single one of Photobuckets users now desert them and their shitty site and their business goes under. Up your arses shit birds.

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As a business model judging by the reception it's received on other forums I frequent I would say they will be out of business within 4 months

Good. I'm sincerely glad!

 

Had the heating on for the last two days. In the middle of the summer.

 

Global warming MY ARSE!

I'll get my yank out this weekend. That should pump out a load of nasty gasses and warm things up for you.

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Today, I visited a local Evans Halshaw used car outlet to look at a Lexus RX400h.

That's not the complete grump though.

Whilst driving into the customer car park , just as I was alongside a black Audi A6, a fuckwit salesman threw open the driver's door into my car.post-17414-0-19644100-1498842715_thumb.jpegpost-17414-0-51009900-1498842747_thumb.jpegpost-17414-0-54319200-1498842783_thumb.jpeg

 

Damaged bumper, bonnet, wing ,headlamp and wheel.

Audi door fucked up, pillar and wing bent.

 

The Audi was being evaluated as a trade in, looks like they've got to buy it now.

I'm having a load of grief from teenage salesman and sales manager, managed not to hit anyone and going back tomorrow to see Dealer Principal.

The Audi owner has given me his details and is willing to be a witness, the staff are all in full arse covering mode and won't admit anything, oh, and apparently the cctv doesn't work!

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Secondhand , branded as Evans Halshaw Motorhouse. I've spoken to head office who have said I need to see the site boss , who's in tomorrow.

 

One of the things the chippy little sales manager asked, was; ' Why were you on our property?'

My response that I was there to buy a car seemed to annoy him, perhaps if I was a trespasser they thought they'd get away with it.

 

Not that I'd give these cunts £8000 of my money now anyway, but apparently the Lexus was condemned by the workshop so never should have been advertised!

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Just about a year ago I witnessed a minor accident where an arrogant moron on a cycle shot a red light, turned the wrong way into a one-way street and hit a van that was waiting at a red light. Despite dash cam footage, CCTV and several witnesses he told every lie under the sun to the police and insurance to try to blame the van driver.

 

Anyway, today at the same junction I got a sense of deja vu as a (female) cyclist pulled the same stunt and was saved from injury by the actions of an alert coach driver. Who she then abused noisily.

Earlier this week I was at the front of the queue waiting for the lights and could clearly see an ambulance and three police cars, all with flashing lights, attending to a squished cyclist - I didn't see the incident but lots run the lights on red.

 

When the lights changed, a van and three cars carried on through the red lights and past all the police cars.

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Secondhand , branded as Evans Halshaw Motorhouse. I've spoken to head office who have said I need to see the site boss , who's in tomorrow.

 

One of the things the chippy little sales manager asked, was; ' Why were you on our property?'

My response that I was there to buy a car seemed to annoy him, perhaps if I was a trespasser they thought they'd get away with it.

 

Not that I'd give these cunts £8000 of my money now anyway, but apparently the Lexus was condemned by the workshop so never should have been advertised!

EH are, I think, one of if not the biggest motor groups in the U.K. I reckon that will (hopefully) see you right if the chiselling muthaflippas at the branch you visited try and palm you off.

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Off to a wedding - over the next three days I have to spend a considerable amount of time in the back of the below Fiesta. The seats are shit, there's about 6" too little headroom, the ride is crashy and harsh, there's hardly any legroom, and I'm sharing it with my mum and my aunt who are both mentals to some degree. At least I get my own room in the Devizes Travelodge.

Like is for description, not situation.

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My grump today is VW as it is most days.

 

Firstly because their cars are put together with the most brittle, cheap, nasty, crap fixings know to man, that snap if you look at them the wrong way, its like their interiors were never designed to be taken apart!!!

 

Secondly, for changing the design of a part for absolutely no reason, making it impossible to get a correct replacement. The design of the wiring for the rain/light sensor and auto dim interior mirror is such that the wiring feeds from the front of the headlining, down towards the windscreen where the sensor is mounted, there are 2 wiring plugs, one for the RLS, and the other plugs into the dimming mirror, what you then have is a black plastic blanking cap to cover the cut in the headlining that the wiring feeds out of, plastic trunking that covers the wiring into the mirror and sensor, then a 2 piece black plastic cover which covers the rain and light sensor and the mount for the mirror.

 

However the little cover that covers the hole in the headlining in my car one of the clips broke so it fell down and was just hanging there, in a breakers last week for other parts and I liberated one from a Scirocco, went to fit it to find the hole for the wires to feed through is more square than rectangle so the trunking on my car doesnt fit through the hole to clip into place, despite being the same part number, so I duly go to TPS (trade parts specialists, VW UK genuine parts supply warehouses) and order the correct one for my car along with new trunking, I get it all fitted, its the right sized hole for the wiring, the trunking clips in etc, but the plastic which covers the hole in the headlining is shallower so doesnt totally cover the hole leaving me with a gap.

 

I have no idea why for a part like this they needed more than 1 design, for the same car, so i now have 2 pieces different from my original (broken) which are no use, clearly going to a dealer and using a parts look up for the correct part is a waste of time because ive already tried that, so I will need to go to another breakers, pull one off another mk5 Golf/Jetta, hope it doesnt break removing it, and then hope its the same as my cars original one. Jesus all this for a bit of trim, god knows what itll be like when I need unusual non routine wear and tear mechanical bits. 

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Today, I visited a local Evans Halshaw used car outlet to look at a Lexus RX400h.

That's not the complete grump though.

Whilst driving into the customer car park , just as I was alongside a black Audi A6, a fuckwit salesman threw open the driver's door into my car.attachicon.gifimage.jpegattachicon.gifimage.jpegattachicon.gifimage.jpeg

Damaged bumper, bonnet, wing ,headlamp and wheel.

Audi door fucked up, pillar and wing bent.

The Audi was being evaluated as a trade in, looks like they've got to buy it now.

I'm having a load of grief from teenage salesman and sales manager, managed not to hit anyone and going back tomorrow to see Dealer Principal.

The Audi owner has given me his details and is willing to be a witness, the staff are all in full arse covering mode and won't admit anything, oh, and apparently the cctv doesn't work!

LOL at the bell end on the Audi wing.

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Evans Halshaw CCTV doesn't work?

 

Go tonight and draw a massive cock and balls on their forecourt in white gloss, and then look straight at the cameras. See if they mention it on your next visit.

 

I fail to believe a yard full of expensive cars has dummy CCTV cameras. Their insurance company will shit a brick if that's true.

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I forgot to update, the person who kindly damaged the saphs door has no insurance and their car hasnt been taxed since the end of april, i just want to go and burn that crappy 206

Call the fuzz and then you can go through the MIB to get a payout if you're out of pocket thanks to an uninsured driver.

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Our bakery does birthday cakes to order, and I've got one on tomorrow's load.  It's going to say Happy 18th Birthday Jake on the top.

 

Jake?

 

Surely Jake is an 18th century pirate?  Or at best, the tubby Blues Brother?

An 18 year old in South Lakeland?  No come on, pull the other one.

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Mrs Beard was out earlier with the weed burner, errrr burning weeds. Half an hour later looking out of the kitchen window noticed a huge pall of smoke accompanied by the acrid stench of burning. Ran out panic stricken assuming the garden/shed/garage/fence was on fire!

It was only the next door neighbours lighting a barbecue.

Obviously I was relieved. But.

FFS.

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Further to the above my aunt is an awful driver - bimbling along deserted NSL roads at 45 despite saying she wanted to get to Devizes before it got dark.

Also she can't read signs and just keeps left at any 'get in lane' sign before cutting across any wrong lanes to get to her exit, and driving right down the middle of two lane A roads in the Wiltshire countryside, full of crests and blind corners, claiming she had a reason to do so (fuck knows what she won't tell me). Had to remind her to put her lights on too...

Oh and this Fiesta is fucking abysmal for comfort, even in the front. Glad my mum palms me off on to the train as much as possible when I'm down here.

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Well, was meant to be filling both days of this weekend with car related collections, but now I've had tomorrows plans almost certainly thrown in the bin. 

Proper miffed. 

 

And to top it off I just got a text telling me there will be a viewing of the room I am vacating tomorrow morning. It is in no state for a viewing....

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I live on a private road, by that I mean the road is unadopted and the residents pay for its upkeep. Most of the houses have had the drives extended over the years so that there is extra parking afor our visitors adjoining the road. In my case there is room for a couple of cars at the front if the house. It's pretty easy to see where the 'drive' ends and the road starts. In my case block paving for the drive (wish we hadn't) and tarmac for the road.

 

Both my neighbour (builder) and I have had problems with the various tenants and visitors at another house parking on our drives, sometimes blocking all access. We've tried being nice about it.......

 

Today we have a BMW outside our house, parked on the block paving. As I came home I asked the driver not to park on my drive. The gist of her reply was that I could 'f*ck off because you don't own the road'.

 

Well in this case I do, and you're not parked on the road you're on my drive, and you're now going to find a Transit Tipper has parked 2mm from your bumper so you can't get out without damaging something.

 

I'm out until this evening, strangely so is the builder.

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Dying to hear the follow-up to that :)

Wasn't any really. Builder and I were chatting outside just now when she came out shouting the odds about damaging her car. Builder told her he'd taken pictures and I told her she was on private property so maybe we should talk about what it costs to park there. Anyway, we are off out so see you later.

 

We let her F and blind for bit then builder moved the tipper back a foot. We stood watching her 93 point turn to avoid the tipper and my front wall.

 

Hopefully she got the point. Builder knows the landlords quite well so he's going to mention it.

 

Without wishing to sound snobbish this is the only house where the occupants think the rules don't apply to them. It's also the only rented house. There is room for about six cars on their drive but it's easier to piss other people off. I'll be glad when the owners come back.

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