Jump to content

The grumpy thread


outlaw118

Recommended Posts

Bollocks!  I've just typed out a four-paragraph tale of criminal damage and it's disappeared because I clicked "show new post" in case it was relevant.

@sierraman I totally agree!  I could get quite worked up about that when I was driving trucks, and often had the widest ERF in Lancashire!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

Bollocks!  I've just typed out a four-paragraph tale of criminal damage and it's disappeared because I clicked "show new post" in case it was relevant.

@sierraman I totally agree!  I could get quite worked up about that when I was driving trucks, and often had the widest ERF in Lancashire!

Maybe I should buy an ERF and run the fuckers into the barriers. 🤣

Link to comment
Share on other sites

52 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

Bollocks!  I've just typed out a four-paragraph tale of criminal damage and it's disappeared because I clicked "show new post" in case it was relevant.

Absolutely hate it when that happens... though I've sometimes found that if you navigate back to the main forum, and then click back on to the topic you were responding to and hit 'Reply', your previously lost text reappears in the box. Not always, mind!

This was one of the reasons I had to sack off my 'Live from the Tat Market' postings - after the text vanishes during the third time of typing, there's just no way of staying chill...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had the misfortune to go into Morrisons in Widnes - I only wanted a bottle of spirits.

The total opposite of Aldi - customers emptying their trolleys at speeds that would suggest they had been lobotomised before entering. Disinterested staff.

The bottle went back on the shelf.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

42 minutes ago, Bren said:

I had the misfortune to go into Morrisons in Widnes - I only wanted a bottle of spirits.

The total opposite of Aldi - customers emptying their trolleys at speeds that would suggest they had been lobotomised before entering. Disinterested staff.

The bottle went back on the shelf.

OAP hour, was it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am developing a very special hatred for people who treat the right turn lane on roundabouts (where it IS a right turn only) as their own personal overtaking lane.

Especially when the twats don't even have the decency to put their foot down to get out the way - no, muggins here has to slam on the anchors to avoid getting sideswiped.

Three times it's happened today, third of which nearly resulted in me getting driven into by the bus that was behind me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, eddyramrod said:

MrsR is ill.  She had a scan last week, for which they needed to inject her with some "contrast dye."  She also started some new medication.  She's suffering a reaction to one thing or the other (can't tell which) consisting of a major and sudden rash, swollen and puffy eyes, loss of what little appetite she has, complete loss of sleep and inability to manage the pain she was already in anyway.  Not to mention the lack of energy.  She's phoned the doctor this morning and got an appointment with someone this afternoon, so that's something I suppose.

They'd only booked her in for the rash, with a nurse.  Nurse escalated us to nurse-practitioner, who did a couple of routine obs and then booked us into A&E.  So that's where I've had to leave MrsR.  NP reckoned it was sepsis, which is a worry.  Not a clue when I'll get her back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Gerrymcd said:

Don't be a cheap cunt like me and buy a Hisense. 

If you have problems with it you'll spend WEEKS back and forth with their customer support team only to be told "not our problem m9". 

I have one of their 65" jobbies and it will not play UHD content through Netflix or iPlayer without it flickering intermittently.... software issue that isn't covered apparently (telly has a Netflix button on the remote FFS).

 

Then there is the issue with bluetooth headsets regularly losing audio stream / stuttering (even though they work perfectly fine with my other TV/Phones)...they don't guarantee compatibility. 

Make sure your telly is also backed by a reputable warranty from the likes of Richer Sounds. This fucking thing would have been thrown back at Costcos front desk if it wasn't for the fact I'll need to hire a van to take it back 😂. Going through the rigmarole of an online return just now.🤞

Bought a TDsystems. It turns out to be a Spanish brand. Never hear of them before. Only a LCD of 32". Sound is crap and that is to be expected. It is a "smart TV". However, there is no keyboard and you ave to enter logon details for apps using the  remote arrows and on screen pointer. That is so flipping hard. The prices was good 179€

looking around found that what appears to be the same TV  has a slightly different model number. But the differences in the set are not so great or clear. I do not like that. Somehow feel as if there are not very trustworthy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, eddyramrod said:

They'd only booked her in for the rash, with a nurse.  Nurse escalated us to nurse-practitioner, who did a couple of routine obs and then booked us into A&E.  So that's where I've had to leave MrsR.  NP reckoned it was sepsis, which is a worry.  Not a clue when I'll get her back.

Well it won't be tonight.  They're keeping her in at least one night, possibly more, because there was talk of me bringing in a bag in the morning with stuff she will need.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

An unopened pine cone decided it was going to land on my truck, putting a big old dent in the hood. Sakes. 

Heavy bastard of a thing, too, about the weight of a cricket ball and the length of a good size banana.

I might be able to massage the dent out, I'll have a look when it's light.

I'm getting fed up with all my vehicles getting dented up.

 

Phil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

I am developing a very special hatred for people who treat the right turn lane on roundabouts (where it IS a right turn only) as their own personal overtaking lane.

Especially when the twats don't even have the decency to put their foot down to get out the way - no, muggins here has to slam on the anchors to avoid getting sideswiped.

Three times it's happened today, third of which nearly resulted in me getting driven into by the bus that was behind me.

Do you drive in Birmingham? Was it a white Astra GTC? Was it me? I keep getting in the wrong fucking lane and my attempts to make it right seems to activate people's most aggressive nature. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

34 minutes ago, Fumbler said:

The new Android 12 has turned my phone's fonts and styles into this.

Screenshot_20211021-091811.thumb.png.e4415329f2536616d1c4f73517eb9db2.png

image.png.047587b48949fe95520bc9776fad502b.png

Naturally, you can't customise it.

 

Course you can! Welcome to the world of icon packs, background changes and new fonts 👌 You can even go as far as building your own custom ui launcher and home screen, pixel by pixel! 

Or, download the free nova launcher and go wild! (but it will cripple oneui if you like it... I can't use it on my flip as it stops alot of the flip stuff working but my note 10 lite looked like a cartoon without it) 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

Course you can! Welcome to the world of icon packs, background changes and new fonts 👌 You can even go as far as building your own custom ui launcher and home screen, pixel by pixel! 

Or, download the free nova launcher and go wild! (but it will cripple oneui if you like it... I can't use it on my flip as it stops alot of the flip stuff working but my note 10 lite looked like a cartoon without it) 

Tell me moar! I'd like to remove the cartoon-ness from it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But... Who's Smiling Now?

My Churchill renewal has just come through @£196 FC.

Confused gives me cheaper but without Motor Legal Cover (£145 + £31 for MLC)

I phoned Churchill and asked if they could do anything [even, mebbies delete my MLC if poss] ..... "Let's have a look..." ..... "We can adjust you to £156.80 & MLC is std in all our policies"

Nice lady = that'll do 4 me 👍😎

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, New POD said:

Do you drive in Birmingham? Was it a white Astra GTC? Was it me? I keep getting in the wrong fucking lane and my attempts to make it right seems to activate people's most aggressive nature. 

That doesn't bother me so much, and it's usually pretty obvious when someone has fouled up.  This is very clearly just people who can't be assed waiting in the queue of two or three cars going ahead (which is always by far the busiest direction on the roundabouts in question), which have very clear lane markings both on the road leading up to and on signposts - plus while there are plenty of complicated, confusing roundabouts around here, this isn't happening on those!

The one at the Caldecotte A5 junction is a good example - which I now *deliberately* use the wrong lane for when turning right (heading north), because if you use the correct lane there's about an 80% chance of you getting sideswiped as nobody else seems to understand (or cares) how it works.

Screenshot_20211021_114859.thumb.jpg.8eb041522e54dae3505ba9bd84f118ab.jpg

I honestly thought I was doing something wrong before, to the extend of emailing a friend who's a PCV driving instructor to ask if I was being an idiot.  Nope, I was right!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@tooSavvy You got a better result than I did!  When I swopped my Volvo for CMS206'sAstra, Churchill wanted a load of extra money out of me!  Wait a minute... going from a 2.5 litre 1996 Volvo to a 1.7 litre diesel 2004 Astra?  I managed to get the increase down to £69 by adding MrsR, even though there was no way she was ever going to drive it.  Guess who isn't going to get my business for the next shite car?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Fumbler said:

Tell me moar! I'd like to remove the cartoon-ness from it.

https://www.xda-developers.com/best-icon-packs/

Start here! Also don't forget you can still set other images for the lockscreen and/or homescreen. I've got my Samsung lock screen cycling through a different photo of food every time it turns the screen on

Link to comment
Share on other sites

52 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

That doesn't bother me so much, and it's usually pretty obvious when someone has fouled up.  This is very clearly just people who can't be assed waiting in the queue of two or three cars going ahead (which is always by far the busiest direction on the roundabouts in question), which have very clear lane markings both on the road leading up to and on signposts - plus while there are plenty of complicated, confusing roundabouts around here, this isn't happening on those!

The one at the Caldecotte A5 junction is a good example - which I now *deliberately* use the wrong lane for when turning right (heading north), because if you use the correct lane there's about an 80% chance of you getting sideswiped as nobody else seems to understand (or cares) how it works.

Screenshot_20211021_114859.thumb.jpg.8eb041522e54dae3505ba9bd84f118ab.jpg

I honestly thought I was doing something wrong before, to the extend of emailing a friend who's a PCV driving instructor to ask if I was being an idiot.  Nope, I was right!

Theres a roundabout like that on the edge of Milton Keynes coming in from Aylesbury.

I've traversed it the correct way and I lncorrect way many times now and decided the correct way was better but with a huge chance of a kiss from the left... 

They've re painted the road marking now which helps, at least you can sit on the inside on the horn and be correct, although the lane across is easier... 

8/10 I am at the front of the queue at the lights and just take off and straight-line it and job jobbed... 

Screenshot_20211021-123954_Maps.thumb.jpg.d48a66722afc583a0db9a31f5d02b0ae.jpg

Coming from the a4146 and off to Brickhill Road. 

I failed my first driving test on an evil double roundabout in Wycombe too... Got beeped at because i was in the correct lane. Nowadays I've learnt the lanes mean nothing and you just set eyes on your exit and grit your teeth... (or go nowhere near that bit of Wycombe...) Bottom of Desborough hill iirc 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just reported a facebook ad openly advertising "bent MOTs" at £100 a go. Pisses me off - yes the MOT can be expensive and inconvenient, particularly for older cars, but ultimately it helps ensure cars are safe for the occupants and everyone else around them.

I'm not expecting FB to actually do anything about it though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

Theres a roundabout like that on the edge of Milton Keynes coming in from Aylesbury.

I've traversed it the correct way and I lncorrect way many times now and decided the correct way was better but with a huge chance of a kiss from the left... 

They've re painted the road marking now which helps, at least you can sit on the inside on the horn and be correct, although the lane across is easier... 

8/10 I am at the front of the queue at the lights and just take off and straight-line it and job jobbed... 

Screenshot_20211021-123954_Maps.thumb.jpg.d48a66722afc583a0db9a31f5d02b0ae.jpg

Coming from the a4146 and off to Brickhill Road. 

I failed my first driving test on an evil double roundabout in Wycombe too... Got beeped at because i was in the correct lane. Nowadays I've learnt the lanes mean nothing and you just set eyes on your exit and grit your teeth... (or go nowhere near that bit of Wycombe...) Bottom of Desborough hill iirc 

That's exactly the same one I just posted!  I get our dog food from a store in Walnut Tree so am regularly heading from Brickhill road right onto the northbound A5.  Folks just don't seem to understand that you can go right from the two rightmost lanes - but if you're in the far right it takes you onto lane 2 - they almost invariably move to the left as soon as they enter the roundabout, where I usually already am.

So I now do exactly the same...just I check there's no bloody car there before moving to the left.  If there is, I stay right where I am and just join the A5 in lane 2 as the designer intended...and am usually then stuck there for about half a mile while a string of Audis and BMWs undertake me at 90 before I can get back into lane 1.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, Soundwave said:

Just reported a facebook ad openly advertising "bent MOTs" at £100 a go. Pisses me off - yes the MOT can be expensive and inconvenient, particularly for older cars, but ultimately it helps ensure cars are safe for the occupants and everyone else around them.

I'm not expecting FB to actually do anything about it though.

Never mind facebook, report that to DVSA

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...