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13 minutes ago, MarvinsMom said:

why is everything moden made of cheese, or other useless material.

i have had to change the bulb in the fridge this evening, a first me thinks.

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and i've only had the fridge in 1997.........

its done better then the bulb in our fridge which when it went EOL after about 10 years (2005-2015ish)

it arced over inside, and those who know their physics know an electrical arc/discharge has a negative resistance which meant it was basically a dead short across the mains and as a result it properly exploded LOL and took something out inside the fridge so even with a new bulb the interior light does not work LOL

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8348039/Police-hunt-idiot-Audi-driver-filmed-hitting-200MPH-M20-motorway.html

and behold, another wannabe gangsta wanker in his pimp spec ALDI doing 200mph on a british motorway.

The latest footage comes just days after another motorist filmed himself doing 201mph in an Audi RS6 while driving along the M23 in West Sussex

hope they catch the cunt, and that he has a real fun* time in gaol.

then there is this, for it is another ALDI drivin' cunt, this one in his dads, which he crashed into many very desirable* cars.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8344101/Delivery-driver-25-accused-destroying-1m-worth-supercars-high-speed-chase.html

this prick they have caught, and must be looking at some time in the big house

dunno what they are exactly, that one at the front is a porsche macaroni? well its only got 3 wheels now....

A McLaren sports car worth around £300,000 was destroyed along with a Porsche Cayenne worth £100,000 and a blue Bentley Bentayga costing £200,000. Two other Porches and two Audi Q7s were also hit

 

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Pritti Pettel on the Telly last night. 

Her elecution needs work. 

Drops every g at the end of every word ending in ing. 

That is pronounced tha 

How can we trust a word She says. 

Her accent is very home counties, which makes it worse.  

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3 hours ago, New POD said:

Pritti Pettel on the Telly last night. 

Her elecution needs work. 

Drops every g at the end of every word ending in ing. 

That is pronounced tha 

How can we trust a word She says. 

Her accent is very home counties, which makes it worse.  

Still would.

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13 hours ago, Wack said:

With it being quiet on the crime front I'd think the police will have a whole team out looking for this plank

 

There can’t be many about so you would think it would be fairly simple to find him.

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1 minute ago, Tamworthbay said:

There can’t be many about so you would think it would be fairly simple to find him.

Do Audi use telemetry like Land Rover do? If so, they'll know which car it was, where it's been recently, and quite likely who owns it.....

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5 hours ago, Supernaut said:

There are also countless other reasons not to trust Patel as far as you could throw her...

I know. 

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Sodding major retailers who decide to close their doors early.  B&Q today.

Having had supplies fail to materialise from no less than three online sellers I gave in today and decided to go out to get it.  Checked their hours (knowing and fully accepting they will be reduced), checked they had what I needed in stock, donned near full hazmat gear and headed out.  Got there a full 47 minutes before the closing time posted on their website to find a cardboard sign duct taped to a traffic cone in front of the car park entrance "Stor Close." Well that was a waste of my time.

Few things get my back up more disproportionately than that.  I get it, retail sucks to work in...but if you have hours posted, those are the hours the damned store should be open.

Closing a few minutes early when it's dead I can see...but 47 minutes isn't "a few minutes."

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We start turning people away at 5:30-5:45 depending how busy we are, contrary to what you might expect if we're dead you might get let in at 10 to if you know exactly what you want and where to find it but when we're mobbed the shutters come down early to allow those already in the store to get their stuff and get processed through the tills. The idea being that if it's a big store (which ours is) it'll easily take someone 20-30 minutes to wander round and get what they want, pay for it and leave, longer if the wife's there.

One of the many things our managers get targeted for is closing the tills on time as it delays all the end of day procedures and any software/pricing updates etc that need to happen when the system's down at night, hence when closing time comes that's when we aim to be locking up and pissing off home, not still chasing a few idle stragglers about the shop.

47 minutes early is taking the piss somewhat though...

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21 hours ago, MarvinsMom said:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8348039/Police-hunt-idiot-Audi-driver-filmed-hitting-200MPH-M20-motorway.html

and behold, another wannabe gangsta wanker in his pimp spec ALDI doing 200mph on a british motorway.

The latest footage comes just days after another motorist filmed himself doing 201mph in an Audi RS6 while driving along the M23 in West Sussex

hope they catch the cunt, and that he has a real fun* time in gaol.

then there is this, for it is another ALDI drivin' cunt, this one in his dads, which he crashed into many very desirable* cars.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8344101/Delivery-driver-25-accused-destroying-1m-worth-supercars-high-speed-chase.html

this prick they have caught, and must be looking at some time in the big house

dunno what they are exactly, that one at the front is a porsche macaroni? well its only got 3 wheels now....

A McLaren sports car worth around £300,000 was destroyed along with a Porsche Cayenne worth £100,000 and a blue Bentley Bentayga costing £200,000. Two other Porches and two Audi Q7s were also hit

 

The consequences of a road accident at 201mph don't really bear thinking about. I'd imagine the wreckage would be more akin to a plane crash.

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On 5/21/2020 at 4:26 PM, Jerzy Woking said:

I'm in a similar position. Its unbelievable that things can't pick up where they left off. I've been told that I will "have to wait" as there is a backlog of sales to go through!!!

My house purchase in Spain went through with only a slight delay. Solicitors were all working from home and took sales files with them when their office closed. Even in near total lockdown they were able to proceed. 

Really don't know how that happened as the notarías in Spain were closed unless it was to deal urgent issues. You was very lucky. still not getting here  until maybe July. 

https://www.larazon.es/espana/20200315/dwapflidhfe37mynk6kqwcx7ha.html

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Lots of false indignation for the 201mph Audi, just imagine what would have happened if he did it in Germany...... Oh hang on, nothing! Filming it was silly but its hardly a crime to be locked up for, some need a sense of perspective, it wasn't rush hour traffic or past a school ffs. 

I have vmaxed pretty much every car and bike I have owned, some of them did over 180mph, at over 186mph the speedo used to read  - - -  on the S1000RR but it was still accelerating :D

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14 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

Sodding major retailers who decide to close their doors early.  B&Q today.

Having had supplies fail to materialise from no less than three online sellers I gave in today and decided to go out to get it.  Checked their hours (knowing and fully accepting they will be reduced), checked they had what I needed in stock, donned near full hazmat gear and headed out.  Got there a full 47 minutes before the closing time posted on their website to find a cardboard sign duct taped to a traffic cone in front of the car park entrance "Stor Close." Well that was a waste of my time.

Few things get my back up more disproportionately than that.  I get it, retail sucks to work in...but if you have hours posted, those are the hours the damned store should be open.

Closing a few minutes early when it's dead I can see...but 47 minutes isn't "a few minutes."

The baker I use has a sign for opening hours.  "10am until 1:30pm - or until we run out of stuff"!

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Fuk me, three times I've walked to b&q and there's a permanent line of easily 50 people waiting outside. Problem is I have to go in as they've had my money for boots almost 3 months ago and still apparently aren't answering emails. 

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5 minutes ago, Sir Snipes said:

Fuk me, three times I've walked to b&q and there's a permanent line of easily 50 people waiting outside. Problem is I have to go in as they've had my money for boots almost 3 months ago and still apparently aren't answering emails. 

Drove past B&Q a couple of times whilst working and there was a massive queue of cars going into the car park too! 

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2 minutes ago, Sir Snipes said:

Fuk me, three times I've walked to b&q and there's a permanent line of easily 50 people waiting outside. Problem is I have to go in as they've had my money for boots almost 3 months ago and still apparently aren't answering emails. 

Trouble is all that walking has worn out your other pair of boots?

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2 hours ago, Remspoor said:

Really don't know how that happened as the notarías in Spain were closed unless it was to deal urgent issues. You was very lucky. still not getting here  until maybe July. 

https://www.larazon.es/espana/20200315/dwapflidhfe37mynk6kqwcx7ha.html

I gave my solicitor Power of Attorney to get the sale through. 

Rebooked my Eurotunnel ticket 5 times now (originally 12th March), and maybe I will be allowed to traverse France and Spain at the end of June, if not, then July it is. 

My Eurotunnel grumpy will wait a few more days...

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2 hours ago, Jazoli said:

Lots of false indignation for the 201mph Audi, just imagine what would have happened if he did it in Germany...... Oh hang on, nothing! Filming it was silly but its hardly a crime to be locked up for, some need a sense of perspective, it wasn't rush hour traffic or past a school ffs. 

I have vmaxed pretty much every car and bike I have owned, some of them did over 180mph, at over 186mph the speedo used to read  - - -  on the S1000RR but it was still accelerating :D

I don't have indignation, just amazed that sallon cars are so quick.  

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Well went back today. The queue to get into the store was all the way down the side by the door, around the corner, all the way around the overflow car park and was heading back up the access road.

Nope...standing for probably about an hour and a half with my back, that ain't happening.

Homebase (which is usually dead) was very nearly as bad.

Of course everything I'm after is showing as out of stock for delivery from any of the usual suspects.

Guess that's another item to stick on the "waiting for some semblance of normality to resume" list then.  That list is a good 3/4 of a whiteboard now.

Just really surprised the DIY stores are so busy given they never closed down!

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10 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

Nope...standing for probably about an hour and a half with my back, that ain't happening.

shame TPA is not back on the road yet, you could probably join the foot traffic queue in it and no one would say anything (or would be too afraid to say anything!)

and gr8 for social distancing given your in your own little 9ft long fibreglass bubble LOL  

(bonus points if they actually let you inside the store with it LOL)

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Well if you have to get to Durham because you aren't feeling very well it's perfectly understandable that you'd do so as quickly as possible. Any pleb questioning if you need to do 200 to get there quickly is a traitor and should be hung.......

For me it's the using his phone while driving that rankles me more than the speed. I also can't see anyone being caught, our entire road policing system relies on the number plate shown being connected to the person driving in some manner. If you choose to drive like that there is a small* chance you may not be playing by other rules so once the DVLA details don't match it'll be filled under too much work and ignored.

 

 

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