Things you hate III

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Otter, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing First Year Pro

    Not that bad really..

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  2. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  3. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Same as, I just drive barefoot if wearing sandals, but I thought driving barefoot was actually illegal too.
  4. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    yes apparently you can't do an emergency stop without breaking your toes !
  5. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Personalised number plates where the gaps between the numbers/letters have been adjusted to make the name it's supposed to represent clearer. "T4RQU1N F" - you know the sort of thing.

    That's illegal that is. If I were a cop, I'd persecute them and ticket them until they were sick of the sight of me. "Number plates still illegal then Mr Fotherington?" I'd say with relish whilst licking the end of my pencil and opening my ticket book.

    If I were a politician I'd introduce a private member's bill to up the penalty for successful prosecution to a £2500 fine, 3 year driving ban, 6 months inside (hard labour) and then 5 years parole picking up litter on the canal towpath in a hi-vis vest marked "COMMUNITY PAYBACK".

    It's the only language they understand.
  6. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    The spacing doesn't bother me. All personal number plates are pathetic - "look at me, I've got a few quid and I really want you to know that".

    Usually the owner of the number plate has to explain what on earth it means and there's a few spurious letters or numbers that need to be ignored in the translation. Which shows that the attention seeker doesn't actually have that much money.
  7. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    If you want people to know what your name is, why not write it with marker pen on a piece of A4 paper and stick it in your back window?

    The strangest thing about the named/personalised number plate people is that after paying all that money to have their name on their number plate, they get all upset when you shout it out to them when they get out of their car.
  8. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I changed my name to J655DKL so I'm sorted.

    Thanks Viz.
  9. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Absolutely this. One of my pet hates. I’ve nothing against private plates and I’ve actually got one myself (more on this later) but if you can’t afford to buy the plate that actually spells what you want it to without mis spacing it and using 10 different coloured screws, then don’t ******* bother!

    I have no problem with people spending ridiculous amounts of money on plates that actually spell what they want it to spell, it’s their money to do what they want with, but the bodged mis spaced ones just look tacky as hell.

    On to my own private plate, it was a present from my now estranged wife. It cost £250 so not expensive and it’s just my initials... and unfortunately our wedding anniversary. I actually like the look of it on my car, it doesn’t try to spell anything but it hides the age of my 10 year old car.

    Now on to the real issue with private plates, mine cost £250 but every time you want to change car it’s £80 and if you want to take it off and put it on retention it’s £80. I’m actually amazed the dvla don’t knock them out for next to nothing as they’d make a killing in the long run.

    Now as my plate has my wedding anniversary on it I recently looked at getting rid of it. You can’t sell it back to the DVLA, private companies don’t actually buy these type of plates that don’t spell anything from you, they just list them on your behalf, so you can try and sell it privately but you have to sell it for more than £80 to actually make any money, or just pay the £80 to put it on retention and leave it there. The other option is that you can write to the dvla and just relinquish it back to them for free.

    So basically unless you’ve got more money than sense or happened to inherit a really good plate off of somebody they really are not worth the cost and hassle.
  10. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    The strangest thing about these people is that sometimes the number plate costs more than the car.
  11. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason The One and Only

    The Sky Cinema advert that little kid is soooooooooooo irritating Grrrrrrrrr :mad:
  12. Meister

    Meister Meister Staff Member

    I have ME13 TER properly spaced. Thought it was a laugh. Cost £250 and means the meistermobile looks older than it is.
    Did go in for ME15 TER but it went for a grand. The chap that bought it put it straight up for sale at £20k. Still not on a registered vechicle 3 years later. Good serves him right for trying to speculate.

    Things I hate, people leeching off of systems to make money of others. Agents essentially.
  13. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I think the personalised plate comes up every year on these threads. It was my old neighbours who put me off these for life by getting one with their Surname on it. It was such a bodge that you'd never know what their family name was, and I always wondered what the **** they were thinking by getting such a tacky plate.

    When I look around the classic car shows I love seeing the proper old style plates on the old motors.
  14. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Stood on this. The worse thing about it was it was my effin fault. Well at least I woke everybody up swearing.
  15. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Chelsea having a keeper called Kepa will set a very bad precedent
  16. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    In that case we should sign someone called Buster Legg.
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  17. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    People who constantly and insistently show you 'funny' video clips on their mobile phones.

    Most of the time I haven't got my glasses on and so only can see a fuzzy blur with some vague movement, but even so, I chuckle along dutifully and say things like "Oh yes. Very amusing, that" just to keep the peace.

    I don't know why I humour them really.
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  18. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Watford accounts on twitter...... Spotty youths regurgitating news stories quoted elsewhere and pleading for likes and follows
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  19. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    ...and takes them an irritating 45 seconds to get it to "play right". Yes Mrs TuT, I'm looking at you.
  20. Jossy

    Jossy Reservist

    The hiccups:mad:. Had a bout of them once that seemed to last forever, worried me that they were here to stay permanently. Got to the point that it even started to hurt:eek:.

    Also got them once just before a job interview, so embarrassing:(.
  21. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Some of them can be unintentionally hilarious though.
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  22. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Swallow some Bland food (bread) . And plenty of water. At most if you don’t have anything anatomically wrong with you it’ll pass in 30 mins

    Had to treat one patient with pathological hiccups (24 hours plus) in a and e. Basically we throw every sedative we know at it til it stops. If it doesn’t something is physically there
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  23. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    Toblerone reshape since around 2016. It wont be long until a mars bar weighs 3g and easter eggs are just a plastic shell with 2 maltesers inside.
  24. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Hornets. Actual hornets. We must have a nest as we've had a total of 6 in our house over the last two nights; not sure why it's always been at night, rather than during the day. Nasty bastards - and huge!
  25. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    At night because after dark they become flesh eating and can hone in on the sound of human snoring....

    Like wasps they tend to go back to their nest at night so maybe you have a nest in your loft and they are getting through a small hole in your loft hatch ? I had this problem with a wasp's nest before where they were coming through the light fittings and a small hole in the loft hatch. 5 or 6 at first but soon woke up to find 50 of them banging their little heads against the landing window pane.
    Sleep well :)
  26. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Employers who don't bother responding after you've applied for a job with them.

    You spend an hour or so filling out their application form with every detail of your life. You hand over all your personal data, such as name, address, phone number, email address, employment history and anything else their form might ask for. And then.........nothing. Silence.

    You just have to assume, after a month or so of waiting in vain to hear back from them, that you haven't got the job. What would it cost them to bang out a two second email saying "thanks but no thanks"?

    A lack of respect for working people and an abuse of their position of power as employers I reckon.
  27. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Indeed. Often, rather than just allowing you to email a CV with a cover letter, they require you to use their particular portal, which involves 20 minutes of data entry, only until you get to a point where it doesn't accept your school or university name, because it is a US portal and it won't allow you to proceed, so you put in "Georgetown" and think, "**** it."
  28. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Waiting in for deliveries. Seriously, any time today before 9pm?!!!

    The second I go out they'll come. I wait in All day they'll be here at 9pm on the dot.

    Does anyone actually ever get their delivery in the first hour or 2???
  29. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I had something once at about 8am. Think that was a one off though.
  30. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    In today's age, that's completely unacceptable.

    Most couriers now offer live tracking of their driver via an app and will give you a 1 hour window.

    I have a lot of deliveries and have a lot of time for the drivers dropping things off. They are under immense pressure and earn a pittance, but the fault is entirely with the selling company, if they won't narrow down the window to better than a whole day.

    The drivers will follow a route to drop things off, so will know, near as dammit, when they are gonna be at which house and can have an app on their mobile to show how far away they are or where they are in their delivery pattern for the day.

    If someone you are buying from gives you "anytime between 8am and 9pm" then they are just showing contempt for you. **** them.
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  31. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    It was Amazon. No idea who it's being delivered by. Tracking now just says "parcel left Hemel at 11".
  32. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I've had a failed dishwasher delivery at 7am on a saturday morning. Apparently no-one answered the door and he rang several times. There was a good reason for that mate !!
  33. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Agree if you being asked to fill out a bespoke form. Less so if it’s CV as you get loads more applicants and you’re not asking much effort of the candidate.
  34. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    7pm. Still nothing. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
  35. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    I bought a bed from Argos recently and specifically paid for 5:30 - 9:30 slot as I finish work at 5. My neighbour rang me at 4:30 to say the **** was trying to insist he take the bed and mattress into his house as I wasn’t in. I had to leave work early anyway to get home and sign for it. I showed the guy the booking confirmation and he just shrugged. Obviously running earlier and thought he’d just try his luck anyway.
  36. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Still waiting. Biggest fuuuuuucking waste of a fuuuuuucking day ever.

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