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Looks like I may need to revise my "the wiring in this car seems surprisingly free of bodgery" to "the wiring at the *front* of this car is surprisingly free of bodgery."

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Hoping a crappy audio and tow bar install account for all of this at least...but investigation of that is a job for another day!  Have neither the time nor energy for it today.

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Various reasons to be miserable.  Primarily at the moment is the fact that I have a stinking cold and feel like utter shite.  Sore throat and blocked nose have gone, but I've not felt this shit in a fair while.  Lateral flow says not Covid, but I am unconvinced.

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40 minutes ago, Talbot said:

Various reasons to be miserable.  Primarily at the moment is the fact that I have a stinking cold and feel like utter shite.  Sore throat and blocked nose have gone, but I've not felt this shit in a fair while.  Lateral flow says not Covid, but I am unconvinced.

We should start a club!

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1 hour ago, Talbot said:

Various reasons to be miserable.  Primarily at the moment is the fact that I have a stinking cold and feel like utter shite.  Sore throat and blocked nose have gone, but I've not felt this shit in a fair while.  Lateral flow says not Covid, but I am unconvinced.

GWSm8

EDIT: And you, Zel!

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1 minute ago, Zelandeth said:

It's always worth checking 1st class though - when I took a trip from MK up to Glasgow a few years ago I checked the price for giggles...it was £2 more than standard!  Yes the free coffee was crap, but it was worth the £2!

I’d always fly rather than take the train, (London -Edinburgh),  it’s nearly always cheaper sometimes incredibly low. Even if I wanted to go tomorrow it’s about £115 return, two weeks ahead it’s £32 if you can stand Luton.
Getting to and from the airports or parking  is probably going to cost more.
 

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12 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

It's always worth checking 1st class though - when I took a trip from MK up to Glasgow a few years ago I checked the price for giggles...it was £2 more than standard!  Yes the free coffee was crap, but it was worth the £2!

The Friday afternoon Trains. From Hemel Hempstead to Runcorn changing at MK and Crewe was cheaper 1st class advance than a second class advance. No idea why. On the train from MK to Crewe I got lunch free, and a scotch and coke. Drank the coke. Took the scotch home in its tiny bottle and saved them up for Christmas. 

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Some years ago I received this lovely item in an AS secret santa, it's £5 worth of 10p pieces welded together, it has adorned my work desk since. 

As you will see there is sadly an issue with weld penetration and it is now only £4.90 

I feel there should be a warranty for this sort of thing 

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43 minutes ago, omegod said:

Some years ago I received this lovely item in an AS secret santa, it's £5 worth of 10p pieces welded together, it has adorned my work desk since. 

As you will see there is sadly an issue with weld penetration and it is now only £4.90 

I feel there should be a warranty for this sort of thing 

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Makes a change😁

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'Past (sic) with flying colours'.

In the context of an MOT pass, what the heck does 'flying colours' mean? It's the most stupid expression I've ever heard and conjurs up an image of a medieval battle flag or something. I've often seen the next or previous sentence say 'no nocks or bangs' or 'drives mint'. The single picture of the car is taken through a smoke stained and filthy 2nd floor window.

I hate being skint and having to look for a car!

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14 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

'Past (sic) with flying colours'.

In the context of an MOT pass, what the heck does 'flying colours' mean? It's the most stupid expression I've ever heard and conjurs up an image of a medieval battle flag or something. I've often seen the next or previous sentence say 'no nocks or bangs' or 'drives mint'. The single picture of the car is taken through a smoke stained and filthy 2nd floor window.

I hate being skint and having to look for a car!

Historical reasons

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Straight from Wikipedia 

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Notification from the bank earlier that a £210 transaction on my card was stopped as it looked suspicious. Sure enough, someone had managed to log themselves into my PSN account and help themselves to several games courtesy of my account. Top marks to Halifax for spotting and declining the transactions swiftly, and 4/10 needs remedial classes to Sony/PSN for taking nearly two hours to respond to a live chat request (the only way to contact them). 

Passwords, verifications etc all changed now, and new bank card ordered. What a pain in the ringpiece it’s all been.

Whoever managed to get into my account and cause me a load of shit today, I wish you a month of uncontrollable explosive diarrhoea and a very localised acute shortage of bog roll.

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Doing the fucking cancel dance with Virgin Media yet again. 

Pretty sure the stuff was £26 a month at the start of the contract yet now we're up to £36 with an increase to £45 in another month when the contract ends. 

Rang a couple of weeks ago and got the Philippines or wherever it is now. Tells them I want them to match the £30.50 they are offering to new customers. Very sorry sir, can only do £39.

Rang again and got the UK and got down to £29 broadband only (don't have a phone plugged in to the landline so fine with me, only took it out as they insisted)

I know this is standard tactics but I just can't be arsed with this to just get charged a fair price, please just send me an email with a button to press saying "get best deal by threatening to cancel" ya bastards

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11 minutes ago, Dave_Q said:

Doing the fucking cancel dance with Virgin Media yet again. 

Pretty sure the stuff was £26 a month at the start of the contract yet now we're up to £36 with an increase to £45 in another month when the contract ends. 

Rang a couple of weeks ago and got the Philippines or wherever it is now. Tells them I want them to match the £30.50 they are offering to new customers. Very sorry sir, can only do £39.

Rang again and got the UK and got down to £29 broadband only (don't have a phone plugged in to the landline so fine with me, only took it out as they insisted)

I know this is standard tactics but I just can't be arsed with this to just get charged a fair price, please just send me an email with a button to press saying "get best deal by threatening to cancel" ya bastards

When I did this 2 months ago, I actually went through with the cancellation because I got so sick of it (their best offer was £28pm), arranged to move to Shell Broadband and then Virgin called me back 3 days later with another offer - now down to £22 pm.

I accepted Virgin's offer and called off Shell

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1 hour ago, mercedade said:

When I did this 2 months ago, I actually went through with the cancellation because I got so sick of it (their best offer was £28pm), arranged to move to Shell Broadband and then Virgin called me back 3 days later with another offer - now down to £22 pm.

I accepted Virgin's offer and called off Shell

Next level move, good to know. 

TBH I have no intention of actually leaving them as no other provider currently available on my street can get anywhere close to this. 

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I've just had this with Talk Talk.

 

Was out of contract, and the price rising (doubling).

Went with Shell via Uswitch, £26pcm with a £120 Amazon voucher 18 Month Contract. For Full Fibre also.

Called Talk Talk to cancel, put through to retention, couldn't get anywhere near the price from Shell. Passed to 'Cancellations', Oh! Look, I've found this deal which may suit you.....

Full fibre, free install, 12 Month Contract, £22pcm discounted by 50% for the first six months. 

 

It really is a pain in the arse to deal with stuff in this way. Should have taken a 24 month contract, so I don't have to do this again in a year....

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