Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Otter, Dec 11, 2015.
In its archaic form the word cre tin was a discriminatory phrase for the mentally challenged.
I take it you mean 'intellectual/learning disabilities'?
Couples or families who publicly express their love for each other on social media.
Announcing an engagement is OK because it's news, but anything else - pass the sick bucket....
In my experience, those couples who feel the need to do stuff like that are often those whose relationships are actually the most fragile. Back in the Stone Age, when I was a youngster, social media wasn't a thing but there were some couples who were much more into "PDAs" than others - those are the couples who have subsequently broken up.
My sister in law and her husband do this a lot. Their Facebook life is one of harmony, love and fun.
In reality, they struggle with their disabled daughter and managing their other 2 kids, he works away a lot so she's stuck on her own and he doesn't like talking about his feelings or hers.
It's not helped when their dull, vacuous friends seem to encourage it.
We were looking for a birthday card for our niece in what seemed like a nice little shop.
It turned out to be the type that had the signs that read ‘Gin Time’, ‘Wine O’clock’, ‘I run on Prosecco’ and ‘a tidy house means the WiFi is broken’
Eventually we found the birthday cards, all of them had ‘shocking’ slogans such as ‘Happy Birthday you C*nt’ or ‘Enjoy your day, Wan*er’. When did cluddly bear cards stop being the norm?
I’m off to Situals.
Did you go for c*nt or w*nker in the end?
Her father might not like it but she’s 16 now so I went for a sugar daddy/now your legal/I never groomed you ‘joke’ type card.
I deleted my Facebook account last week. I’m done with social media, it’s not an experience I ever come away from feeling good about. All I see on there is bullying, hysteria and virtue signaling. Barely thought about it since. It was mildly useful when I started at uni for keeping track of the hundreds of exciting new friends I was making. 10 years later I’ve got three people I’m remotely interested in talking to, I live with one of them and I see the other two twice a week for snooker and beers. Funny how that happens. As well as it being an unpleasant place I can’t be arsed to pretend I’ve got an exciting (or any kind of) social life on Facebook anymore.
It's 99% **** but 1% really useful for sharing stuff to a wide audience. I find it really irritating that FB will email you to say something is posted but not tell you what. I therefore don't bother following the email leads anymore. However it did mean that I took 3 months to find out that one of my 40 odd FB friends had died of breast cancer.
I hate everything, except the wife, mates, the Orns, Caipirinhas, cider, lager, wine, travelling, walking, reading, music, cheese and wine gums.
Ah, Situls! Must be one of the longest-running shops in The Parade/High Street, an independent gift shop as well. They never seem busy but have survived for decades. Can always be relied upon for a last-minute present. Fair play to them!
My Job and the inability for anyone I deal with to have even the tiniest shred of organisation especially as we're approaching tax year end.
What are cheese and wine gums?
When Gran takes her teeth out at the party?
I agree. There is a tiny % of useful stuff on there and keeping in contact with people who only use Facebook, and sharing group things with people who don't have WhatsApp.
People who stand about 15 yards away from a zebra crossing, looking both ways, eagerly awaiting a gap in fairly busy traffic to cross the road. Walk an extra 15 yards you lazy sods.
Also people walking towards a zebra crossing, close to the road, looking at the traffic...and then walking on as they had no intention of crossing.
To be fair, it’s an absolute classic when you’re the walker.
I do that, well sort of. I don't stand and wait I continue my journey along the pavement until there's a gap in the traffic. I'm fit and able enough to cross the road without holding up traffic. As a car driver I appreciate it when pedestrians do it for me. In the same respect that if it's just me at a pelican crossing I won't press the button unless there is definitely no chance of a gap in traffic. Nothing is more frustrating than a pedestrian who's pressed the button, crossed on red then a minute later all the traffic is held up at a red light with no pedestrians left crossing.
What is annoying is when kids generally stand at each end of the crossing holding a conversation with each other or worse still run up to the crossing then wait for their fat arsed parents to catch up whilst on their phone playing candy crush, whilst all the cars have had to stop and wait for them to eventually cross.
You don't have to stop (give way) until someone actually steps onto the zebra crossing. The Highway Code is clear on that. You just have to be 'ready to slow down or stop' while they're hovering. Drivers often make that mistake and cause frustration all round.
The attractive couple of young joggers in Boxmoor yesterday evening wearing dark clothing and oversized headphones. Well done for staying healthy and keeping fit but it won’t do you any good if you remain too impatient to wait for the traffic to pass before crossing the road in front of cars.
Facebook post over.
People walking up and down the aisles of supermarkets chomping on food before they have paid for it.
I don't know why it should bother me so much and I'm sure most, possibly, do hand in the empty wrapper at the checkout. It just seems a really chavish thing to do.
Agreed but you've had to slow down to a speed that gives you that ability to stop. I'd rather be cautious to be honest, knocking someone down on a pedestrian crossing is pretty much and open and shut case.
Add also: AXS, See, Aloud, Ticketweb etc. In fact every last one of the money-grabbing, amoral bastards sitting right at the very top of the 'Rip-Off Britain' pyramid.
Post of the season. When it really matters they f*** up every time.
Motech Performance. Been having a conversation with them about a new exhaust for my car. They've been really friendly and very quick to answer all my questions. I felt comfortable they'll do a good job so I agreed to go ahead. They needed a £100 deposit to secure the order which I thought was fair enough as they need to order the parts. I do that to then be told the supplier is out of stock and they don't know when they'll get hold of the parts!
Edit...and Ticketmaster. *****.
Got an army of people from Deloitte on a project that I'm working on and to a man they are smarmy, condescending and self important.
The work they've churned out is full of gaps and could've been done by an apprentice. When I questioned their work it was met with looks of disgust and terse a response.
Given that I work in the public sector, it's just obscene that tax payers money is going on these parasites.
I've taken to sending passive aggressive emails pointing out their failures and copying senior management.
Worse than Ticketmaster.
All big accountancy firms are the same. The only people that do their audits are juniors or staff that were not good enough to progress to decent tasks.
I've dealt with a lot of them in my time and as a completely non-qualifies person I could do a better job than most of them.
I think it was Deloitte that signed off accounts for a company who's chairman is now inside on a 15 year fraud conviction.
Dump them and try and employ a small independent firm.
It's not an audit, they're working on "Transforming" various service parts of the company. There are plenty of people already here who could do a better job, just a shame that management went running to overpaid "experts" first.
MC's are dangerous.
They generally have "sector experience" and cost a bomb. They issue lengthy boiler-plate reports, with sweeping generalisations about improvements that could be made, whilst not digging deep enough to get inside a business and truly understand the issues. As a result they frequently arrive at laughable recommendations which are impossible or suicidal to implement. From insider knowledge I know that the money wasted in the NHS for example on useless improvement/transform suggestions is shocking and would have paid for many many new nurses/beds etc. Applies to Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PWC - they are all the same, an utter waste of money (said by an accountant who spent 10 years at one of those firms!).
Sounds like you've actually been on the project! Some of the recommendations they are coming up with aren't worth the paper they're printed on - "look at the the technology landscape for solutions" (the double use of "the" was their exact wording).
Makes my blood boil that the public's money is going in the pockets of these smug, useless tvvats. It was exactly the same working with CAP Gemini and KPMG on other projects over the years. Usually they end up sitting on their laptops checking their share values while they have permanent employees running round doing the actual work. Emperor's new clothes.
I haven't but lets just say that I know someone very very well who is closely involved and impacted by these projects ! Which hospital are you working at - can you say whilst protecting your anonymity ?
Yes the IT project disaster of about 10 years ago was a classic misuse of public funds. Not a penny should have been paid to any consultant involved with that debacle. How complicated can it be to make patient records consistently held on a central server ?