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Mate's mum's tidy early Corsa B (some of you may remember it from FOTU last year) was broken into at the weekend - they smashed the nearside rear door window.  I've found another one on eBay (mate doesn't do online auction sites) and ordered it on his behalf.  Just checked the order details and it's being delivered by fucking Hermes.

Chances of it arriving in less than 1,000 pieces?

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19 hours ago, Timewaster said:

I've grumped about absolutely useless dealers before (still waiting for the outcome of the "sorry we don't know how to fix your air conditioning" saga).

My colleague has a 21plate Kia Sportage.

There have been knocks and bangs from the back recently and he rearranged the stuff in the boot several times to no avail.

It wasn't until someone he knew was following him, they said the exhaust was at a funny angle.

The dealer said a weld had failed and they had ordered a new exhaust, but.... It wouldn't arrive until September.

They said a hire car was available until then but it had a £1000 damage excess which he said was unacceptable.

After phone calls back and fourth all morning, I just asked the question "can't they weld it for now?"

He asked the dealer to weld it.

They reacted like he had asked them to perform a seance on it. They knew what it meant, but had no idea why it would help or how to do it!

2 days later he has his car back after complaining to Kia UK.

They presumably managed to find someone who could perform a 2” weld.

I wonder if it was JB?

 

14 hours ago, sheffcortinacentre said:

They prob couldn't find an app for welding it.

To be fair to main dealers, an exhaust bracket broke on my sister's Citroen. I told her to phone them, order one and I'd fit it for her.

They just told her to bring it in and they'd weld it. They did and didn't charge for it (car was out of warranty too)

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26 minutes ago, horriblemercedes said:

 

To be fair to main dealers, an exhaust bracket broke on my sister's Citroen. I told her to phone them, order one and I'd fit it for her.

They just told her to bring it in and they'd weld it. They did and didn't charge for it (car was out of warranty too)

I’d have thought there would be little call for welding in a main dealers, in fact I’d be surprised they’d even got the welding tackle, given it takes a fair bit of practice as well to produce acceptable results on a car. 

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6 minutes ago, sierraman said:

I’d have thought there would be little call for welding in a main dealers, in fact I’d be surprised they’d even got the welding tackle, given it takes a fair bit of practice as well to produce acceptable results on a car. 

I was very surprised too. I would've welded it but just didn't want to be blamed or have to do it again if it broke, which is why I told her to phone the dealership and get the bracket.

 

I'd have welded my own car but don't really want to do anything other than fit known-good and ideally self-sourced parts to my sister's car

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Just had my car returned after several weeks with my brother and sister-in-law (not arranged - they needed a car suddenly and this is what I had to offer).

It has about half a tank of fuel in it. It was full minus the 2 miles from petrol station to home when they picked it up.

A full tank is around £180 at the moment, so let's say that that is £80 (needle is a sliver above half).

So apart from wear and tear for several thousand miles, it has cost me £80 in diesel. Brilliant.

 

I wouldn't mind, but I'm in the West Midlands, where they're from. They live in the north of Scotland. I didn't even know they were in the area until they were about to set off home, their Lexus shat itself and they suddenly needed my help. Otherwise, they wouldn't have even told me that they were in the area.

 

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4 minutes ago, horriblemercedes said:

Just had my car returned after several weeks with my brother and sister-in-law (not arranged - they needed a car suddenly and this is what I had to offer).

It has about half a tank of fuel in it. It was full minus the 2 miles from petrol station to home when they picked it up.

A full tank is around £180 at the moment, so let's say that that is £80 (needle is a sliver above half).

So apart from wear and tear for several thousand miles, it has cost me £80 in diesel. Brilliant.

 

I wouldn't mind, but I'm in the West Midlands, where they're from. They live in the north of Scotland. I didn't even know they were in the area until they were about to set off home, their Lexus shat itself and they suddenly needed my help. Otherwise, they wouldn't have even told me that they were in the area.

 

I’d have to ask them why they thought it was your responsibility to fill the diesel up. 

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Shit ! Looks like my laptop has gone tits up. When I switch it on all I get is a blue screen. On and off does bugger all. This is going to seriously affect the circus shite updates as I am useless on a phone. It doesn't help that I don't like them either which is why I am shit at using them. Anybody know if my laptop is totally fucking fucked mate or if there is a quick remedy ?

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Last Saturday I was sat in the garden , lovely & quiet , until getting buzzed by a plane for 15 minutes 

I guess there was a party going on locally , remember the days when the doctor looked at the baby & told you what it was , these days 

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Fucking annoying though.

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17 minutes ago, puddlethumper said:

Shit ! Looks like my laptop has gone tits up. When I switch it on all I get is a blue screen. On and off does bugger all. This is going to seriously affect the circus shite updates as I am useless on a phone. It doesn't help that I don't like them either which is why I am shit at using them. Anybody know if my laptop is totally fucking fucked mate or if there is a quick remedy ?

It depends on the laptop - and if you can get a boot CD/DVD/USB or not - I know Acers and Lenovo, some HP and IBM etc.... have a repair partition and can be forced to rebuild/repair..... You'd really need a tech bod to sit and see it hands on to make sure and find out the easiest way forward fella.....

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20 minutes ago, Back_For_More said:

It depends on the laptop - and if you can get a boot CD/DVD/USB or not - I know Acers and Lenovo, some HP and IBM etc.... have a repair partition and can be forced to rebuild/repair..... You'd really need a tech bod to sit and see it hands on to make sure and find out the easiest way forward fella.....

Panic over for now. After sitting looking blue for at least half an hour it has decided to work. I hate not having my laptop even for half an hour. I start thinking it's buggered and I will have to use a phone which is not a happy thought.

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1 hour ago, horriblemercedes said:

Just had my car returned after several weeks with my brother and sister-in-law (not arranged - they needed a car suddenly and this is what I had to offer).

It has about half a tank of fuel in it. It was full minus the 2 miles from petrol station to home when they picked it up.

A full tank is around £180 at the moment, so let's say that that is £80 (needle is a sliver above half).

So apart from wear and tear for several thousand miles, it has cost me £80 in diesel. Brilliant.

 

I wouldn't mind, but I'm in the West Midlands, where they're from. They live in the north of Scotland. I didn't even know they were in the area until they were about to set off home, their Lexus shat itself and they suddenly needed my help. Otherwise, they wouldn't have even told me that they were in the area.

 

That really is how people are these days :(

I'd have made sure it's the other way, if it came to me empty it would be going back full! 

I bet they'd have fallen out with you if you said no in the first place... I hate entitled people

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1 hour ago, RoverFolkUs said:

I bet they'd have fallen out with you if you said no in the first place... I hate entitled people

Agreed, but if they were near but hadn't been in prior contact, how 'in' where they in the first place? I'd have taken it back brimmed, valeted and with an appropriate gift according to their likes.

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4 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Mate's mum's tidy early Corsa B (some of you may remember it from FOTU last year) was broken into at the weekend - they smashed the nearside rear door window.  I've found another one on eBay (mate doesn't do online auction sites) and ordered it on his behalf.  Just checked the order details and it's being delivered by fucking Hermes.

Chances of it arriving in less than 1,000 pieces?

At the right house? And them actually ringing the bdoor bell? 

50:50 

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I not sure if entilied or not.

My parents, 85 and 84 live on Ynys Mon, as does one of my sisters who is single and 56. 

My other sister who it in her 60s, and lives in Ohio, is coming over next week for 2 weeks, first time in years, with my niece, niece's husband, and their 2 kids.

They have all already pissed me off.  

It's a long story. 

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3 hours ago, Wack said:

 it seems that Scotland, Wales, NI and London it's 60 for a free bus pass

England it's state pension age which for me is 67 , why is that ?

That's a bugger, I didn't know that. I was looking forward to some cheap days out in six years. That doesn't sound too far away. But 13 years does, no point daydreaming of days out to Salisbury and Winchester now. 

So if you are 60 in London or Wales or Scotland can you only use your free pass in those places or once you have a pass is the world (the rest of England anyway) your oyster or can you only use it where you live. 

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2 hours ago, New POD said:

I not sure if entilied or not.

My parents, 85 and 84 live on Ynys Mon, as does one of my sisters who is single and 56. 

My other sister who it in her 60s, and lives in Ohio, is coming over next week for 2 weeks, first time in years, with my niece, niece's husband, and their 2 kids.

They have all already pissed me off.  

It's a long story. 

T'would be a shame if you had to go away sudden like for some reason then?

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5 hours ago, Yoss said:

That's a bugger, I didn't know that. I was looking forward to some cheap days out in six years. That doesn't sound too far away. But 13 years does, no point daydreaming of days out to Salisbury and Winchester now. 

So if you are 60 in London or Wales or Scotland can you only use your free pass in those places or once you have a pass is the world (the rest of England anyway) your oyster or can you only use it where you live. 

We pay more tax, especially as the 40% rare kicks in much earlier and it’s 41.

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17 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Mate's mum's tidy early Corsa B (some of you may remember it from FOTU last year) was broken into at the weekend - they smashed the nearside rear door window.  I've found another one on eBay (mate doesn't do online auction sites) and ordered it on his behalf.  Just checked the order details and it's being delivered by fucking Hermes.

Chances of it arriving in less than 1,000 pieces?

This is how some railway track I posted with hermes arrived , I'd wrapped it in 3 layers of card 

good luck

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17 hours ago, Wack said:

 it seems that Scotland, Wales, NI and London it's 60 for a free bus pass

England it's state pension age which for me is 67 , why is that ?

I was offered mine when I was 55.  No use at all to me.  I could have gone to and returned from work using it but of course it isn't valid at those times.  And took twenty five minutes where it takes eight to drive there.  And a mile walk from the nearest bus stop.

Too much of a bumache to get one as well, all the forms and photo's, having to go to the bus station among all those people :(

I could in theory take a 'selfie' and print it.  If I had a printer.

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After several years without selling a car, I've advertised Rover in all the standard places and I'm astounded at the number of absolute cuntwombles wasting my time. Just as well I'm dealing with it for my old man (who suffers from social anxiety) or it would probably be the end of him.   

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F.F.S!! Several days ago, driving up the back lane, I spotted a 'snowdrift' of polystyrene pills lying near our rear yard door. Someone had gutted a beanny bag/duvet 🥺.

I put a 'fly tipping' email in to the council, helpfully *observing that a quick pass, with the street cleaner 'Vac Truck' could sort it 👍

NOW... A week later, my rear yard is like a Santa's grotto = inches deep in fake snow!

This morning I popped £30 for an eBay special 'garden vac' suckker upper >> that we might stop the evil white curse invading our kitchen everytime I take something out the back door. F.F.S!!

Give Me Strength

*.... Council, eh? F.F.S!!! 🤐

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