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18 hours ago, artdjones said:

The funny thing is I felt the same, then I started reading loads of Board of Trade railway accident reports from the 19th century, and found that back then it was usual to spell it breaks. The average Marketplace seller is fairly illiterate, though.

Most Facebook market place users should probably be escorted by a bloke with a red flag… in case their “ breaks” fail…..

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On 5/13/2022 at 9:16 PM, omegod said:

I can confirm that google maps does not work properly in New York, been sent on several wild goose chases this week, bit shit as I like it normally 

If it's an Android phone, download 'GPS Test', then clear and update A-GPS - problem solved.

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Was buying shit on ebay again, and most of the way through checkout when I got distracted. 

Somehow I now have a PayPal pay in 3 payment taken from my account, but no orders placed on ebay as it took me back to the login screen as Monzo said the payment had gone out, so I closed the tab... 

This is going to be fun to sort 😡 PayPal account isn't showing anything yet so I'll wait for tomorrow and see what catches up

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7 hours ago, Rocket88 said:

Most Facebook market place users should probably be never allowed to use the internet or let outside in public.

FTFY, based on my experiences!

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our council is shite , this has been like this for months .....

but its worse than that now , the slabs are all dirty and the signs blew away , so they are now just a dark hump on a dark road ....

 

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2 hours ago, MikeR said:

our council is shite , this has been like this for months .....

but its worse than that now , the slabs are all dirty and the signs blew away , so they are now just a dark hump on a dark road ....

 

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i thought councils farm this sort of work out to private companies (or am i getting confused w/ highway maintanence, and even then i might be wrong)

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My sunglasses were in their case on the storage part of the dashboard. Somehow they came out of the case (I guess I didn't close it properly) and each lens has a nice scratched area at the peak of the convex part where it was resting on the hard plastic of the dashboard.

 

Very annoying. I think I'll try some kind of polishing but expect to be buying new lenses

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On 5/14/2022 at 3:15 PM, meggersdog said:

At home relaxing and there is a knock on the door. A large figure is standing at the front door. My nextdoor neighbour is a large gentleman, thinking it was him, I opened the door. Nope, this large gentleman had a strange accent, not Irish not English, an accent of someone you associate with dwelling in caravans. " I'm working in ( another road not far from here) and wondered if you needed any gardening doing"  I had a blitz on the gardens last bank holiday and the front is still fairly tidy. " I can see it's tidy but is there anything around the back "  well yeah there is a massive overgrown hedge  but I am working my way through that. Next it's "what about that old car"  There is a Puegeot 306 N/A diesel behind the front hedge that shat it's Lucas pump and has been there a few years . I have a Bosch pump to fit but it's one of those round tuit jobs. Then "those old slabs ( neatly stacked infront of the Peugeot) are they in your way ? I can get rid of them for you"  Eyes everywhere I just want to tell him to fuck off but he is being polite. Next up " I see you have old cast iron gutters , I can do your facias and gutters for £450-£500 . No I want be going up the ladders ( as he pats his large gut ) . My brother, he'll do it. Other people they want 1200 quid for that"  I ask him for a business card. " ah, I haven't got any with me but I'll call back tomorrow with some samples"  Hmm, we shook hands. 

Yeah very professional. Said his name was John . Before I let anyone work on my house I want to see proper contact details and proof of public liability insurance. " John's " brother is bound to be legit.  Think I might park the car on the road and not answer the door tomorrow. His eyes were everywhere so hopefully he spotted the camara on the wall. It's not connected to anything anymore but still looks good.

Hope they do not return to move the pug and recalibrate your camera ....

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2 hours ago, horriblemercedes said:

My sunglasses were in their case on the storage part of the dashboard. Somehow they came out of the case (I guess I didn't close it properly) and each lens has a nice scratched area at the peak of the convex part where it was resting on the hard plastic of the dashboard.

 

Very annoying. I think I'll try some kind of polishing but expect to be buying new lenses

I have the cheapest sunglasses I could find at Specsavers (made even cheaper with friends and family discount) and they live loose in the door pocket of the Volvo, somehow they've never got scratched. I need new ones soon though because they're an older prescription than my normal glasses and my normal glasses aren't strong enough. I'm expecting the bill for two pairs of glasses to be £LOL because I'm a wanker and only buy raybans now.

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On of my friends has taken it upon himself to police what people are posting on social media. I can understand certain subjects shouldn’t be entertained lightly on social media, but a video of parrots and budgies talking and acting like idiots for my brother to watch with his kids?

I think he needs to stop smoking the wacky baccy.

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On 5/14/2022 at 3:15 PM, meggersdog said:

At home relaxing and there is a knock on the door. A large figure is standing at the front door. My nextdoor neighbour is a large gentleman, thinking it was him, I opened the door. Nope, this large gentleman had a strange accent, not Irish not English, an accent of someone you associate with dwelling in caravans. " I'm working in ( another road not far from here) and wondered if you needed any gardening doing"  I had a blitz on the gardens last bank holiday and the front is still fairly tidy. " I can see it's tidy but is there anything around the back "  well yeah there is a massive overgrown hedge  but I am working my way through that. Next it's "what about that old car"  There is a Puegeot 306 N/A diesel behind the front hedge that shat it's Lucas pump and has been there a few years . I have a Bosch pump to fit but it's one of those round tuit jobs. Then "those old slabs ( neatly stacked infront of the Peugeot) are they in your way ? I can get rid of them for you"  Eyes everywhere I just want to tell him to fuck off but he is being polite. Next up " I see you have old cast iron gutters , I can do your facias and gutters for £450-£500 . No I want be going up the ladders ( as he pats his large gut ) . My brother, he'll do it. Other people they want 1200 quid for that"  I ask him for a business card. " ah, I haven't got any with me but I'll call back tomorrow with some samples"  Hmm, we shook hands. 

Yeah very professional. Said his name was John . Before I let anyone work on my house I want to see proper contact details and proof of public liability insurance. " John's " brother is bound to be legit.  Think I might park the car on the road and not answer the door tomorrow. His eyes were everywhere so hopefully he spotted the camara on the wall. It's not connected to anything anymore but still looks good.

The same happened to me the other day. Almost as if they follow a script.

He first offered to clean my roof (like I fucking care if the roof is dirty..) then it was the gutters, the soffits, etc.  I didn't just converse, I just waited until he was finished his speech and said a curt 'No'.

As I was shutting the door he eyed up my van and said "That's nice, is it for sale?". This actually made me feel really uneasy. Again, No wasn't good enough and he asked if the 240 is for sale.  "Nothing is for sale.".

I made sure to take loads of screenshots off the security camera and save the videos off it. 

The weird thing is that we live at the end of a cul-de-sac, and he wasn't going round the doors, he drove straight to mine.  Why?  

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6 minutes ago, juular said:

The weird thing is that we live at the end of a cul-de-sac, and he wasn't going round the doors, he drove straight to mine.  Why?  

I live on a farm and I've still had them come to the door about "scrap metal". Said scrap metal is a load of wheels and an exhaust or two, stored in the garden where it's not visible from anywhere but in the garden. The only way you'd know it's there is if you were snooping around. Absolutely no reason for anyone to come down the driveway except for tractors going to the fields or delivery drivers coming to the two houses here. When the 205 was still here I constantly had people asking if it was for sale.

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So the council (or equally likely Serco who actually do the waste collection) have decided to stop picking up unbagged cardboard.

This is a royal pain in the ass as it means I'll have to waste a bunch of recycling bags to get rid of it.  

This wouldn't be a problem if we actually had bins like every other civilised place has had since the early 1990s, but noooooo... Milton Keynes requires rubbish to be put out in black bags (they won't take it if the bags are anything other than black), and recycling in clear bags that you have to get from the council.  Which come in stupidly small rolls which last us about a month a shot, and usually take about a month to be delivered.

This also means that without fail the bags all get shredded every week by cats/foxes despite us putting no food waste in ours.  It's just daft.  Everywhere else I remember before wheelie bins became the norm you put the rubbish out in a metal or plastic bin...that was then picked up and the contents dumped into the wagon...nope, not allowed to put it in any receptacle here, has to be the bare bags on the kerbside.

Then they wonder why there's a litter problem.

There was talk of us potentially finally getting wheelie bins, but it sounds like that's been delayed yet again.

They've always just taken cardboard provided it was neatly bundled together (I usually fold everything save for the biggest box and have everything contained within that) as the recycling bags are small enough (and have about the structural integrity of pound store cling film) that you'd end up using about four of them for the cardboard alone.  So I'll definitely wind up going through them faster than I can get them.

It's a stupid tiny thing in the grand scheme of things, but is just *annoying* because it's so avoidable.

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38 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

So the council (or equally likely Serco who actually do the waste collection) have decided to stop picking up unbagged cardboard.

This is a royal pain in the ass as it means I'll have to waste a bunch of recycling bags to get rid of it.  

This wouldn't be a problem if we actually had bins like every other civilised place has had since the early 1990s, but noooooo... Milton Keynes requires rubbish to be put out in black bags (they won't take it if the bags are anything other than black), and recycling in clear bags that you have to get from the council.  Which come in stupidly small rolls which last us about a month a shot, and usually take about a month to be delivered.

This also means that without fail the bags all get shredded every week by cats/foxes despite us putting no food waste in ours.  It's just daft.  Everywhere else I remember before wheelie bins became the norm you put the rubbish out in a metal or plastic bin...that was then picked up and the contents dumped into the wagon...nope, not allowed to put it in any receptacle here, has to be the bare bags on the kerbside.

Then they wonder why there's a litter problem.

There was talk of us potentially finally getting wheelie bins, but it sounds like that's been delayed yet again.

They've always just taken cardboard provided it was neatly bundled together (I usually fold everything save for the biggest box and have everything contained within that) as the recycling bags are small enough (and have about the structural integrity of pound store cling film) that you'd end up using about four of them for the cardboard alone.  So I'll definitely wind up going through them faster than I can get them.

It's a stupid tiny thing in the grand scheme of things, but is just *annoying* because it's so avoidable.

Even wheelie bins aren't perfect, I spotted some bint binwoman  elbow deep rummaging in my recycling desperate to find something non recyclable to save her having to empty it 

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Picture this:

Bit early for picking the missus up from work, so I wait in the car cooking & sweating in the heat, wondering how to get rid of this headache.

BOOM

What the fuck was that 😬😲

Look over to an old woman miming 'Sorry' and peeling her door out of mine 🙈

Get out and inspect the damage, but immediately get greeted with abuse. "Woah hang on you are aware you're the one in the wrong here" says my mush.

Old lass:- Frantic wipes of my door followed by calling me a scammer 'and I refuse to give you money' 

At this point I'm left REALLY confused and uncomfortable, but tell this now irate woman that I'm not after money and to not just assume I'm like everyone else or even these so called 'scammers'.  I didn't even mention money 🤷‍♂️ wtf. After listening to her increasingly louder voice I just shook my head and said "aah fuck this" sat back in the car & popped on the Air-Con to both get away from the noise and heat.

Why do people need to jump onto the blame game straight away. Grumpy.

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1 hour ago, Minimad5 said:

Picture this:

Bit early for picking the missus up from work, so I wait in the car looking sweating in the heat and wondering qhow to get rid of this headache.

BOOM

What the fuck was that 😬😲

Look over to an old woman miming 'Sorry' and peeling her door out of mine 🙈

Get out and inspect the damage, but immediately get greeted with abuse. "Woah hang on you are aware you're the one in the wrong here" says my mush.

Old lass:- Frantic wipes of my door followed by calling me a scammer 'and I refuse to give you money' 

At this point I'm left REALLY confused and uncomfortable, but tell this now irate woman that I'm not after money and to not just assume I'm like everyone else or even these so called 'scammers'.  I didn't even mention money 🤷‍♂️ wtf. After listening to her increasingly louder voice I just shook my head and said "aah fuck this" sat back in the car & popped on the Air-Con to both get away from the noise and heat.

Why do people need to jump onto the blame game straight away. Grumpy.

Because many people are toss.

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3 hours ago, omegod said:

Even wheelie bins aren't perfect, I spotted some bint binwoman  elbow deep rummaging in my recycling desperate to find something non recyclable to save her having to empty it 

To be fair that would bother me far less than pretty much every week having to pick up the bits of next door's used nappies that the wildlife has shredded and liberally distributed around my front garden.

Don't really care if it has wheels or not, *any* bin is a vast improvement on just dumping bags at the kerbside.

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On 5/17/2022 at 10:48 AM, horriblemercedes said:

My sunglasses were in their case on the storage part of the dashboard. Somehow they came out of the case (I guess I didn't close it properly) and each lens has a nice scratched area at the peak of the convex part where it was resting on the hard plastic of the dashboard.

 

Very annoying. I think I'll try some kind of polishing but expect to be buying new lenses

I paid £160 for some Oakleys recently under duress from gf because I never treat myself. I haven't worn them yet in case I drop them or someone pinches them off my face.

Not one of my best decisions. I still wear my £3 work ones when ever I go out.

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4 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

So the council (or equally likely Serco who actually do the waste collection) have decided to stop picking up unbagged cardboard.

This is a royal pain in the ass as it means I'll have to waste a bunch of recycling bags to get rid of it.  

This wouldn't be a problem if we actually had bins like every other civilised place has had since the early 1990s, but noooooo... Milton Keynes requires rubbish to be put out in black bags (they won't take it if the bags are anything other than black), and recycling in clear bags that you have to get from the council.  Which come in stupidly small rolls which last us about a month a shot, and usually take about a month to be delivered.

This also means that without fail the bags all get shredded every week by cats/foxes despite us putting no food waste in ours.  It's just daft.  Everywhere else I remember before wheelie bins became the norm you put the rubbish out in a metal or plastic bin...that was then picked up and the contents dumped into the wagon...nope, not allowed to put it in any receptacle here, has to be the bare bags on the kerbside.

Then they wonder why there's a litter problem.

There was talk of us potentially finally getting wheelie bins, but it sounds like that's been delayed yet again.

They've always just taken cardboard provided it was neatly bundled together (I usually fold everything save for the biggest box and have everything contained within that) as the recycling bags are small enough (and have about the structural integrity of pound store cling film) that you'd end up using about four of them for the cardboard alone.  So I'll definitely wind up going through them faster than I can get them.

It's a stupid tiny thing in the grand scheme of things, but is just *annoying* because it's so avoidable.

They are collecting waste in plastic bags, what the fuck? My mum's general waste wheelie bin in the middle of the Highlands was delivered in 1997. 

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19 minutes ago, Lacquer Peel said:

They are collecting waste in plastic bags, what the fuck? My mum's general waste wheelie bin in the middle of the Highlands was delivered in 1997. 

Yep.  There was one at our house in Fisherford when we moved in there, and that was 1993.

They have to be the right colour bags too.  White, or even really dark grey bags they will just leave at the side of the road - so about half our waste ends up double bagged too because I can't find bags the right size for two of the bins that are black...

It's utterly ridiculous.

Only thing we have an actual bin for is garden waste, date code on that bin is 2010, so presumably that's when they arrived.

Well that's not strictly true...we *have* a general waste and a recycling bin outside...Just we have to dump the bags out of them onto the kerb on collection day!  Or more accurately, the evening before as the crews can arrive anywhere from 0600 to 1500.

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4 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

So the council (or equally likely Serco who actually do the waste collection) have decided to stop picking up unbagged cardboard.

You think that's bad? All our collections have stopped as the GMB say the Biffa workers need more £££. Fine, they've been offered the same increase that they accepted recently in a neighbouring council area, but rejected that stating “we mustn’t start negotiating until the rubbish piles up in the streets.” That same increase (8-20% depending on role) was described by the union regional organiser as a  “whopping pay deal”.  If they don't come this Friday it will be 4 weeks (and counting) since our last rubbish collection, and they aren't even attempting to collect recycling or garden waste (which we pay £50 pa for!)

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1 hour ago, High Jetter said:

You think that's bad? All our collections have stopped as the GMB say the Biffa workers need more £££. Fine, they've been offered the same increase that they accepted recently in a neighbouring council area, but rejected that stating “we mustn’t start negotiating until the rubbish piles up in the streets.” That same increase (8-20% depending on role) was described by the union regional organiser as a  “whopping pay deal”.  If they don't come this Friday it will be 4 weeks (and counting) since our last rubbish collection, and they aren't even attempting to collect recycling or garden waste (which we pay £50 pa for!)

We've only had the general waste get collected here- nothing else has been collected so I'll probably be sorting all the recydling rubbish out and making a journey to the tip... Provided they aren't still running on an appointment-only basis (and sometimes close at 1PM if they're feeling lucky).

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Our council now charges £30 per brown bin (garden waste) a year. On top of that both it and the grey/green general waste bin are only emptied every three weeks now. Plus they gave us these caddy things to replace our blue paper and cardboard bin (which we would really benefit with), the black box for cans, glass, and small electricals, and done away with the bigger red box for plastics.

TL;DR - EAC couldn't run a fucking bath.

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We've got a blue, black and optional green bin. Think they're pretty self explanatory, blue is for all mixed recycling (glass, paper, plastic, but absolutely no bags) black is for general rubbish, and anything electrical smaller than a microwave gets taken on black bin day as long as it's not in the bin. 

Green bin is optional, costs £70 per year and for that you get upto 25 collections, bi-weekly apart from Christmas, of light garden waste. 

All seems to work pretty well

But I've noticed the newer bins they issue are much, much smaller which is a bit unfair as it's a lottery over which bin you get given. 

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