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I bought some new wheels for the mx5 recently, two centre caps were missing - I had a look on eBay and 52mm centre caps are a rare thing, £22 each from Mazda :( the more common size of 57mm are ten a penny but 52mm are hens teeth

imagine how pleased I was to find a set of four for only £16. I didn't particularly want black but I placed an order and felt suitably smug.

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an original centre cap

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and a blatantly not 52mm new centre cap

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looks shit :(

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so I requested a return

how the fuck am I supposed to write that on an envelope ? 

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listed as Location : Dublin on the original listing

Fuds !

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And my insurance disc and cert for a policy that started on the 28th hasn't arrived at the broker yet.¬† Apparently all the data processing for Aviva is done in India and is affected by the pandemic. Hope any Garda√≠ I meet will be understanding as it's a ‚ā¨60 on the spot fine if your disc isn't on display.

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I noted this morning that I never received the refund I was due in FEBRUARY for some bits I returned to AutoDoc.

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Thank you for contacting us.

We kindly inform you that the refund on your order number xxxxxxxx will be issued for you as soon as we will receive a confirmation that the parcel is moving towards our direction.

Gott In Himmel. ūü§¶

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A week ago I wrote an email to a specialist in  Austin Westminster parts. The guy took over a company I had previously used and I had great friendly and quick responses from them.  I expect the new owner will blame Covid for not responding to a simple question  on if the can supply the parts and the cost.

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6 hours ago, gm said:

I bought some new wheels for the mx5 recently, two centre caps were missing - I had a look on eBay and 52mm centre caps are a rare thing, £22 each from Mazda :( the more common size of 57mm are ten a penny but 52mm are hens teeth

imagine how pleased I was to find a set of four for only £16. I didn't particularly want black but I placed an order and felt suitably smug.

 844454641_ScreenShot2021-05-05at15_27_04.thumb.png.e72cfcd1a77c10f30f6db1ee256e1042.png

an original centre cap

IMG_5552.thumb.JPG.beff96a417fae52bb0bd2521f12be09d.JPG

and a blatantly not 52mm new centre cap

IMG_5553.thumb.JPG.0af9d9207adc0ac2b0ef7958a4482847.JPG

looks shit :(

 IMG_5551.thumb.JPG.136524337122e19e5853ea1870b98e6b.JPG

so I requested a return

how the fuck am I supposed to write that on an envelope ? 

2098916266_ScreenShot2021-05-05at15_02_59.thumb.png.fed2e2e4e4071ae3d2b7f44f70677b78.png

listed as Location : Dublin on the original listing

Fuds !

Doesn’t look promising.

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6 hours ago, artdjones said:

And my insurance disc and cert for a policy that started on the 28th hasn't arrived at the broker yet.¬† Apparently all the data processing for Aviva is done in India and is affected by the pandemic. Hope any Garda√≠ I meet will be understanding as it's a ‚ā¨60 on the spot fine if your disc isn't on display.

The wonders of outsourcing.

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I fell into a trap today from the Mrs. She has OCD, more specifically "poo fear".

We go to the park & have a nice cup of tea. I put used tea bags in a plastic bag & dump in rear footwell. "Isn't there a bin?" she says.

Oh look, it's Admiral Ackbar!

Yes dear, it's on the walk. I pick up the bag and we walk. Bin has a lid. I'm not stupid, I've been here before and lift the lid using the bag, and then drop bag in. OCD says no, as she then keeps 2m away from me. Not for covid, I am CONTAMINATED.

Ok, explain?
People go to park with dogs.
Dogs shit.
Shit goes in bags.
Bags go in bin.
Bin is covered in shit.
I touched the bin, even though I didn't.
I'm covered in shit.

I think I need to get her a job with the homeopathy marketing board.
 

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21 minutes ago, jakebullet said:

I fell into a trap today from the Mrs. She has OCD, more specifically "poo fear".

We go to the park & have a nice cup of tea. I put used tea bags in a plastic bag & dump in rear footwell. "Isn't there a bin?" she says.

Oh look, it's Admiral Ackbar!

Yes dear, it's on the walk. I pick up the bag and we walk. Bin has a lid. I'm not stupid, I've been here before and lift the lid using the bag, and then drop bag in. OCD says no, as she then keeps 2m away from me. Not for covid, I am CONTAMINATED.

Ok, explain?
People go to park with dogs.
Dogs shit.
Shit goes in bags.
Bags go in bin.
Bin is covered in shit.
I touched the bin, even though I didn't.
I'm covered in shit.

I think I need to get her a job with the homeopathy marketing board.
 

Rub her nose in it?

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Does she shit in a lavvy, wipe her bum with loo-roll, then flush it like the rest of us? She's coated in a sparse layer of poo particles courtesy of lavvies being good aerosol distributors of whatever you put down the pan. Probably not a great idea to tell her that though.

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Bit of shite never hurt anyone, it's good for the immune system. Probably...

eBay grump. They've started paying funds from sold items straight into your bank without using Paypal which sounds like a good idea, but it takes 2/3 days whereas PP was almost instant, and I can't help the feeling that getting nearly nine quid sliced off a sale plus postage figure of £56 is a bit more than it used to be.

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Just spilled some milk on the fairly deep-pile carpet in my bedroom¬†ūüė°¬†

Soaked some of it up with a couple of cloths, then used some Dr Bergmann carpet cleaner (the bottle with a brush attachment mounted on top) which proved to be shite.   I reckon I'm gonna have to replace the fucking carpet.

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6 hours ago, jakebullet said:

I fell into a trap today from the Mrs. She has OCD, more specifically "poo fear".

We go to the park & have a nice cup of tea. I put used tea bags in a plastic bag & dump in rear footwell. "Isn't there a bin?" she says.

Oh look, it's Admiral Ackbar!

Yes dear, it's on the walk. I pick up the bag and we walk. Bin has a lid. I'm not stupid, I've been here before and lift the lid using the bag, and then drop bag in. OCD says no, as she then keeps 2m away from me. Not for covid, I am CONTAMINATED.

Ok, explain?
People go to park with dogs.
Dogs shit.
Shit goes in bags.
Bags go in bin.
Bin is covered in shit.
I touched the bin, even though I didn't.
I'm covered in shit.

I think I need to get her a job with the homeopathy marketing board.
 

I feel your pain. 

The mistake you made... not saying "I'll use my own bin."

You'll learn. 

Note: lots of my family and extended family are similarly afflicted and it's painful. Mentally. 

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9 hours ago, Remspoor said:

A week ago I wrote an email to a specialist in  Austin Westminster parts. The guy took over a company I had previously used and I had great friendly and quick responses from them.  I expect the new owner will blame Covid for not responding to a simple question  on if the can supply the parts and the cost.

If an email gets no response within 2 days, I phone. It's now so far down the list as to be lost. 

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5 hours ago, Pieman said:

Just spilled some milk on the fairly deep-pile carpet in my bedroom¬†ūüė°¬†

Soaked some of it up with a couple of cloths, then used some Dr Bergmann carpet cleaner (the bottle with a brush attachment mounted on top) which proved to be shite.   I reckon I'm gonna have to replace the fucking carpet.

Cheap* carpet cleaner should do the job. I was amazed how much shit came out of ours, I have a bissel upright but one like this looks s better bet for smol oooopses

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8265146

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Deskphone in the office hasn't been working properly for a while - taking over a minute to get a connection after I've inputted the number via the PC.

So yesterday first thing I get a call from matey in IT who asks me to swap the phone for another one, email him the serial number and IP address, and everything will be lovely.

It wasn't.

It's working less than before, iT have been informed and apparently it needs a reset or something, so it's a second day of doing fuck all.

So why the grump?

Man flu.

I'd much rather be at home doing fuck all wrapped up in a duvet eating soup than sitting in a cold office which stinks of shite (on a sewerage farm) waiting for someone to do their job.

Send pies.

 

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4 hours ago, New POD said:

I feel your pain. 

The mistake you made... not saying "I'll use my own bin."

You'll learn. 

Note: lots of my family and extended family are similarly afflicted and it's painful. Mentally. 

The 'rules' also appear to change randomly and in a not logical way. I'm also conflicted as to how much I should go with it to reduce her anxiety V I'm reinforcing the OCD and making it worse.

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4 minutes ago, jakebullet said:

The 'rules' also appear to change randomly and in a not logical way. I'm also conflicted as to how much I should go with it to reduce her anxiety V I'm reinforcing the OCD and making it worse.

And I feel your pain, again.  

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how you getthrough to a real human on a Nat West phone line - seriously tiresome if you aren't on digital banking.

"It is a bit of a challenge  but basically you have just got to hang on the phone when it is asking for digital ID. After about 3 goes of you saying nothing it gives up and puts you through to person". 

No listen to a long message and select a number

Fortunately a Trustee of the Charity I Clerk for managed to do the above and get through when I had given up in frustration, all this just to order a new cheque book.  We are still in the era of pen, paper and two physical signatures which fits with out 1717 Almshouse.

 

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the front of our house currently looks like this

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so that i can get up to the eaves, give them a good paint and sort the wonky guttering.

it was brilliant sunshine this morning.

i get up there for a look about and to make a start........

and now its fuckin' TIPPING down with rain.

AND its bloody TERRIFYING up there.

FFS!! i will wait and send Kerry up there instead, i think.

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3 hours ago, Sir Chocolate Teapot said:

Amazon single boxed windscreen wiper packaging  .  Dog is not amused, nor am i

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I feel done , my 2 bosch wipers came in the wiper boxs with some extra tape around them ... They do work nice .

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7 hours ago, New POD said:

I feel your pain. 

The mistake you made... not saying "I'll use my own bin."

You'll learn. 

Note: lots of my family and extended family are similarly afflicted and it's painful. Mentally. 

I am about to jump in a lake over it .......

I cant levitate , i am dirty and not allowed to touch the new tin box on wheels .........

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1 hour ago, MarvinsMom said:

the front of our house currently looks like this

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so that i can get up to the eaves, give them a good paint and sort the wonky guttering.

it was brilliant sunshine this morning.

i get up there for a look about and to make a start........

and now its fuckin' TIPPING down with rain.

AND its bloody TERRIFYING up there.

FFS!! i will wait and send Kerry up there instead, i think.

I paid someone yesterday to replace 2 steel beams. 

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