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Fucking Download Festival.

I live in Castle Donington & have walked up to it for most of the last forty years. This year they've made it impossible to get to on foot. There's some sort of drop off/pick up point over towards Melbourne. Which is via the A453 which is the busy main road past EMA without a footpath. Twats.

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I dare say this is discussed elsewhere, however...

I'm a lazy sod. If something is arranged and stays arranged and the lights come on, the credit card keeps working and the cars stay legal then I'm not going to shop round. I can't be arsed to save a few pence flitting from one service to another. I'm also happy to tick the "recurring billing" box if it stops me needing to remember something. I really think I'm the sort of person you want as a customer. Uncomplaining and lazy. 

So why is it that there are some that just take the piss? More specifically why does the RAC always take the piss? I've paid them money for the past twenty years and called them a sum total of four times (not counting the European hiccup but that was paid for separately). On one of those occasions (too embarrassing for words) you were unable to help me so I had to sort myself out but I still carried on giving you money). But no, each year it is the same  - send a renewal notice with an odd "administration and what the fuck ever" charge of between £50 and £60. Every year the person on the end of the line mutters something about introductory discounts not applying anymore and offering to knock it off the bill. I mutter something about if you do that again I'm cancelling it, rinse and repeat. 

Only this year the same thing happens, I go and see what the cover I think I've got costs me on line and I see that the renewal this year is cheaper. Ah well, that's nice. Then you notice on page 2 in quite little letters is a description of your cover which is not national recovery but instead roadside assistance with the promise of a 10 mile tow. Hang on, I've been paying you, or at least assuming I'm paying you to get me home. Forgive me for being a smart arse but if you can mend it then so can I so all I want you to do it recover the twat if it is broken in a need to get it back to the workshop sort of a way. It now appears that when Dearheart called to complain about the spurious admin charge last year they made it cheaper by  reducing the cover. Gee thanks. It turns out that you now want to stiff me £20 more for useless cover than you charge on the internet and if I want the cover I need you want another £35 or so. I know that it is my fault for not reading what I am supposed to read but it still struck me as what my Grandfather would call "sharp practice". It turned out that the AA was having a "Jubilee Sale Now On" so national recovery for two people was £106. 

Why do this? It hardly presents an impression of a company that is going to be around for the long haul of you are constantly trying to nickle and dime people. 

Whinge over.

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Just spent the morning why YouTube did not work on any pc in the house ,but it worked on a hotspot ??? , It all worked yesterday FFS ....

BT had helpfully switched on and updated the child protection gizmo on the BB account ..

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35 minutes ago, MikeR said:

Just spent the morning why YouTube did not work on any pc in the house ,but it worked on a hotspot ??? , It all worked yesterday FFS ....

BT had helpfully switched on and updated the child protection gizmo on the BB account ..

Hey, at least they were kind enough to block something like youtube so when you call up to turn the content filter off you have plausible deniability.

Partridge Cloud | susan, can you make pornography come on my telly, please?

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Fucking Three mobile.... 

Are they taking the piss or what? 

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This used to be called the "3 2 1" service, 3p per minute, 2p per text and 1p per MB data. That did me absolutely fine as I am on WiFi most of the time and rarely need to use anything other than WhatsApp or WiFi calling

Then last year they put it upto 10p, 10p, 5p respectively. I was miffed but it still worked out better value for money. 

Now, 35p, 15p, 10p! WTF!? 

They can fuck right off, I was thinking of switching anyway and that's just pushed me to do it! The "Gumtree burner phone" will also have to be changed as I'm not paying that much just to talk to some numpty off there... 

All hassle I could have done without... 

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Just now, RoverFolkUs said:

Fucking Three mobile.... 

Are they taking the piss or what? 

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This used to be called the "3 2 1" service, 3p per minute, 2p per text and 1p per MB data. That did me absolutely fine as I am on WiFi most of the time and rarely need to use anything other than WhatsApp or WiFi calling

Then last year they put it upto 10p, 10p, 5p respectively. I was miffed but it still worked out better value for money. 

Now, 35p, 15p, 10p! WTF!? 

They can fuck right off, I was thinking of switching anyway and that's just pushed me to do it! The "Gumtree burner phone" will also have to be changed as I'm not paying that much just to talk to some numpty off there... 

All hassle I could have done without... 

Asda Mobile, 4p for calls, texts, data etc. Vodafone in a cheap frock really.

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7 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Vodafone

That's a problem.

Used to be with them, and this may as well have been the method of communication:

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Utterly fucking useless lol 😅

Asda used to be EE, but they changed which is annoying. It's got to be Three or EE in my area really. 

Had a quick look already, ID mobile (who is Three anyway) seem to do a package for £6 a month which should do me. 

Asda might do fine for the Gumtree phone though 

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4 hours ago, JimH said:

I dare say this is discussed elsewhere, however...

I'm a lazy sod. If something is arranged and stays arranged and the lights come on, the credit card keeps working and the cars stay legal then I'm not going to shop round. I can't be arsed to save a few pence flitting from one service to another. I'm also happy to tick the "recurring billing" box if it stops me needing to remember something. I really think I'm the sort of person you want as a customer. Uncomplaining and lazy. 

So why is it that there are some that just take the piss? More specifically why does the RAC always take the piss? I've paid them money for the past twenty years and called them a sum total of four times (not counting the European hiccup but that was paid for separately). On one of those occasions (too embarrassing for words) you were unable to help me so I had to sort myself out but I still carried on giving you money). But no, each year it is the same  - send a renewal notice with an odd "administration and what the fuck ever" charge of between £50 and £60. Every year the person on the end of the line mutters something about introductory discounts not applying anymore and offering to knock it off the bill. I mutter something about if you do that again I'm cancelling it, rinse and repeat. 

Only this year the same thing happens, I go and see what the cover I think I've got costs me on line and I see that the renewal this year is cheaper. Ah well, that's nice. Then you notice on page 2 in quite little letters is a description of your cover which is not national recovery but instead roadside assistance with the promise of a 10 mile tow. Hang on, I've been paying you, or at least assuming I'm paying you to get me home. Forgive me for being a smart arse but if you can mend it then so can I so all I want you to do it recover the twat if it is broken in a need to get it back to the workshop sort of a way. It now appears that when Dearheart called to complain about the spurious admin charge last year they made it cheaper by  reducing the cover. Gee thanks. It turns out that you now want to stiff me £20 more for useless cover than you charge on the internet and if I want the cover I need you want another £35 or so. I know that it is my fault for not reading what I am supposed to read but it still struck me as what my Grandfather would call "sharp practice". It turned out that the AA was having a "Jubilee Sale Now On" so national recovery for two people was £106. 

Why do this? It hardly presents an impression of a company that is going to be around for the long haul of you are constantly trying to nickle and dime people. 

Whinge over.

Both the AA and the RAC are guilty of these type of shenanigans….

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56 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

That's a problem.

Used to be with them, and this may as well have been the method of communication:

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Utterly fucking useless lol 😅

Asda used to be EE, but they changed which is annoying. It's got to be Three or EE in my area really. 

Had a quick look already, ID mobile (who is Three anyway) seem to do a package for £6 a month which should do me. 

Asda might do fine for the Gumtree phone though 

I was on a sim only Id mobile thing for years and it was fine where there was 3 coverage. No worse than EE is now and I imagine I'll be back when my current contract is up. Decent amount of data for the price too

 

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28 minutes ago, mitsisigma01 said:

How long a tongue has your cat got 😲😲😲

 

17 hours ago, GrumpiusMaximus said:

Whose bowel are they licking?  Just for clarity.

You to musk leed very ingesting lives. Seven help those you live with when they make a simple err ore. The price they must pray. 😉

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23 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Diesel engines peaked around 1994.

The VAG 2.5TDI in my last two Volvos is peak engine in my opinion. Unbelievably economical for what it is when driven nicely, but will go like fuck when asked.

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14 minutes ago, reb said:

The VAG 2.5TDI in my last two Volvos is peak engine in my opinion. Unbelievably economical for what it is when driven nicely, but will go like fuck when asked.

The PD engine in my grandpa's VW Bora is the same

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People moan a lot about fast fit garages but I still use them for tyres because they’re cheaper than anyone else. Never usually have much trouble either. 

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST - took the Astra to ATS for four tyres today. Booked a few days ago and just picked an available slot. No drama. 

Of course the time to realise the tyres hadn’t actually been delivered was after stripping all four wheels! 

They couldn’t give two fucks either - suggesting I call them to check if the delivery has come tomorrow because they’ll probably forget to call me!!

 

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Not really sure what to make of this... 

Somebody who feels great injustice at the very existence of garages 🤔

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So he seems to think that garages should work throughout the night so they aren't inconvenienced* when their car needs to be repaired, it needs to be picked up, done free of charge, the garage needs to foot the bill of recovery when it's totally fucking fucked m8 and they should allow people to pay at their leisure, just trust them to pay at their convenience. 

FRO. What a cretin!

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2 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Not really sure what to make of this... 

Somebody who feels great injustice at the very existence of garages

 

So he seems to think that garages should work throughout the night so they aren't inconvenienced* when their car needs to be repaired, it needs to be picked up, done free of charge, the garage needs to foot the bill of recovery when it's totally fucking fucked m8 and they should allow people to pay at their leisure, just trust them to pay at their convenience. 

FRO. What a cretin!

The fuck is wrong with people?! Imagine having to pay for a service you've received, what an absolute outrage!!

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12 hours ago, JimH said:

I dare say this is discussed elsewhere, however...

I'm a lazy sod. If something is arranged and stays arranged and the lights come on, the credit card keeps working and the cars stay legal then I'm not going to shop round. I can't be arsed to save a few pence flitting from one service to another. I'm also happy to tick the "recurring billing" box if it stops me needing to remember something. I really think I'm the sort of person you want as a customer. Uncomplaining and lazy. 

So why is it that there are some that just take the piss? More specifically why does the RAC always take the piss? ...

Similar with Green Flag every year, recently my renewal came for £82, checked online for the same cover for a new customer,  it's £67. Phoned up, they agree to match that price, not a huge saving but better in my pocket than theirs. It included a £25 admin fee, not sure if this is so that if you cancel, they can keep that and just refund the part they're classing as the premium?

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