Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Otter, Dec 11, 2015.
People starting new threads when they can use an existing one.
People who are always lost in their phone because they're too afraid to face their own thoughts.
Sorry, that was a bit dark.
Christmas cards. What is the point? Can't we just verbally pass on good wishes to people? Why do we need to scribble it down in a card and send it to every ****er we've ever met so they can hang them on bits of string all around their living room? And then I get one from my accountant and my hairdresser etc. Do they expect reciprocation?
My wife's family give cards to each other and she used to give one to me. I don't ****ing want or need one. We're spending the day together. If you want me to have a merry Christmas, don't get pissed by lunchtime and start moaning about dinner being late.
Christmas cards (actually cards in general, whatever the occasion) are a ****ing ridiculous idea and I have never ever understood it. What's the point? It's a waste of money, it's an awful waste of environmental resources, it gets awkward if someone gets one for you but you don't get one for said person and as soon as the event/occasion is over, the card becomes totally useless.
I would much rather people didn't give me any.
Agree with the Christmas Card thing.
I really hate New Years Eve as well, i'm 25 so should still be able to go out get pished up and enjoy it - but I just hate it, everywhere is rammed, the prices go up,there's more *****s out than usual and there always seems to be this fake whiff of happiness with people going over the top to try and show this.
Cards do look nice though with a few decorations up.
I keep 3 or 4 years worth of received cards and put them all up to look more popular.
What I do hate about cards is when you regularly receive birthday ones weeks late or not at all, when you've religiously sent them ones on time for years.
Also when you send kids cards with a bit of cash in and you get no thank you. Did they arrive? Bit rude.
Agree re: Christmas cards. Every year my wife goes on and on at me to write cards for my side of the family. Eventually I leave it so late it's not worth sending them.
I work with Germans (I may have mentioned this...) and when they're in the GB office they are astounded at the number of cards that pass across their desks to sign.
The card sending culture in Germany is nowhere near on the scale it is here.
Would add to the above the ridiculous US card culture that's come into UK...
Where will it stop...
People who text into radio stations, for no reason:
Hi (insert DJ Name) I'm at home doing (insert activity) loving the tunes!
And that's just cost you £1.50 plus your standard network charge
This is the same with me, except for the end part. I actually sit down and waste 45 minutes of my time to do them. It's easier than dealing with whatever grief I might get from not doing it.
I used to send about 40, this year I sent 8.
Also, I dislike Danielle Perry on Absolute radio. She just talks 'absolute' nonsense. Between the numerous adverts and occasional songs, she just spouts the most random, pointless and boring things, it's a waste of precious oxygen. She also makes it sounds like she knows most of the singer/songwriters throughout the world. She's a poor mans Jo Whiley, and I also bloody hate her too.
Despite this, I still listen to her show, mainly because she plays a lot of 90's classics (and occasionaly 80's classics) which I very much enjoy.
That's the second half of a game. Just do it on the loo on Sunday about 2.30pm and we should win.
I hate Andy Bush on the same station. He's always on if someone is on holiday. He picks dull topics for people to call in about (don't you hate it when you wear a jumper and it's warmer than you thought, what things about driving do you hate etc), and he dedicated a song to Palace fans the morning after the playoff final - which resulted in me breaking my radio after trying to turn it off in a hungover anger rage.
Why was the 2nd one closed?
Everyone hated it.
Disliked because I hated it.
Disliked because I hated you hating it.
If we carry on like this, it will be a tough evening for the forum.
Not that I hate this, I couldn't give a toss, but for those of you that are married; a thought for those that are invited to weddings.
Of all the many people that are invited to a wedding, how many bother to, or remember to send a card to that happy couple the following year on their anniversary?
Or even remember it?
It's my contention that an anniversary is a private celebration for the couple.
Also, often attending a wedding will involve a whole tank of petrol, night in a hotel, gift, cost of a hat for the Mrs etc.
They may be signing up to a life together but a cold lamb chop and 1/3 of a bottle of wine doesn't bind me to them forever.
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Missus writes all the cards and this year in an attempt to put her off doing it in future I signed my name left handed to make it look like i was a child.
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Work cards seem to be dying out. At first they were replaced by special email greetings, and now nobody seems to be arsed at all. We just put a Christmas greetings strapline on our normal email header - it'll annoy the hell out of IS.
I was Best Man for a mate who married in 2007, a year later I sent them an anniversary card. The year after that I didn't need to as they had separated after he got his boss's secretary pregnant.
Where companies make up names for stuff to make them sound important and technical. It just makes it a pain in the @rse for normal people to deal with them.
I generally do this:
"(Overcomplicated term)? what do you mean (overcomplicated term)?". "Oh you mean (simple name that normal people use), why didn't you say so?"
When you boss takes 15 minutes to explain to you that they just need a covering letter drafted when you could have drafted it in 5mins.
Ditto on the cards thing . Xmas , birthdays etc ****ing hate them and stopped sending them about 25 years ago.
Cards at work thing is out of control at my place . I worked at WETA in NZ and not only cards but whip rounds for every single thing . Got to point where I was signing about 5 cards a day and forking out 20 quid a day on whip rounds
Something I kind of hate , but more half annoys me half makes me chuckle, is how girls are always telling each other how gorgeous and talented each other are.
Not in a sexy, lezzy kinda way, but more in a "we re all too fat and ugly to get complimented by a bloke, so we over compensate by telling each other we re gorgeous and talented in an attempt to fill the huge vacuous hole inside of us" kind of way.
Whole industries have survived under this premise for centuries. Law and Stockbroking spring to mind.
In local councils some people use their knowledge of the intricacies of Health and Safety law and potential hazard of offending someone in the workplace, as a way of furthering their cause.
It's how women are conditioned to relate to one another, with complete insincerity and passive aggressive sabotage of each other's lives.
'Oh Carol you look stunning,. Doesn't she look stunning. Oh you're so stunning.' Basically means that carol is fat and ugly and not a threat.
When Susie really does look stunning, then it's more 'oh Susie, you look great but do you think you're makin yourself look a bit cheap?' Because Susie is making everyone else look as bad as Carol.
People who walk around supermarkets eating food they've picked up off the shelves but haven't even bought yet.
1. It's not technically yours yet.
2. I don't want to see the contents of your open mouth chewing food while I'm deciding what lovely delights to buy for me and the OH for dinner.