Things you hate IV

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by hornmeister, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Because religions (cults) can't survive with logic or evidence.

    The mental gymnastics that cult members go through to justify their actions or excuse away inconsistencies and tragedies are quite spectacular.
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  2. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    What I love about my diesel is that even at 70mph in 6th gear the revs are so low it's laughable.
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  3. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    The abuse of grammar...

    I know we've discussed this before on other threads but I have to bring this one up. I see the following all the time on social media and it's winding me up.

    "Like this post and we'll giveaway a free ________"

    That is wrong.

    'Giveaway' is a noun.

    "Give away" is a (phrasal) verb, so the above sentence should actually be ""Like this post and we'll give away a free ________"

    I consistently see this abuse on Twitter and Instagram. It's forced me to block and mute repeat offenders.
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  4. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    There is a human mental need to impose a narrative on shocking events, so we can process them and come to terms with them. That’s very difficult with such randomness, why there is survivor guilt.

    Religion is a very simple way to rationalise what otherwise can’t be. But yes, it’s not a logical one.
  5. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Good policy to block offenders so you will see less of those post. Waits for @Keighley...
  6. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Seems controverisal at the moment. I think I had best keep my powder dry.
  7. nascot

    nascot First Team

    People who are too bone idle to get out of their car to knock on a door so beep the horn instead. The same cretins use the horn to 'say goodbye' when dropping someone off.
  8. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    I do the latter to piss my in laws off.
  9. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    People who use the phrase "forever home" when talking about stray or abandoned animals. You mean a home not run by ****s.
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  10. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    I get that sometimes from people at the flats opposite (who on the whole weren't very well-behaved to begin with after they moved in after the flats had just been built, but have got better lately) - I can only assume the only reason for doing that other than being a tw*t is if you have a scatterbrained friend you're picking up who often has their mobile in another part of the flat/house and you can't rely on them to answer the phone when you try to call them to let them know you're there.

    But yeah, excessive use of horns is really maddening. You get this at busy junctions/roundabouts (Staples Corner by the start of the M1 is the worst example), probably caused by one dozy driver falling asleep at a green light or someone trying to get into an outer lane and obstructing the rest of the traffic, but there's no need for all this prolonged hooting from so many at once. Do these drivers not care about the pedestrians around them and how annoying it must be to them?
  11. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Bad customer service....
    • I negotiate a new contract with Three. I give them my new postal address and reconfirm this with them over the phone and over live chat
    • I then get an email late the following evening saying that DPD are going to deliver to my old address. Shock horror
    • I try to call DPD and they won't speak to me
    • Three say they've already updated my postal address (then tell me, who gave DPD my old address? The Fairy Godmother?)
    • I get on live chat with Three and they ask me to get in touch with a neighbour to see if she can pick up the package for me
    Eventually, I got it all sorted. Managed to negotiate the first 2 months of my contract for free as well.

    What a waste of time though...
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  12. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    The nasty, twee signs that some people choose to clutter their homes with (usually the kitchen, I've noticed) that say things like 'Love', 'Life is beautiful', 'Friendship' etc etc. Puke
  13. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    My stepmother has a taste for these. There used to be one that said ‘House Rules’ with a list of do’s and don’ts. Stuff like ‘drink Prosecco’ and ‘dance like nobody’s watching’. ******* hideous.
  14. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Ha ha ha!! Yuk!
  15. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    There's a house near me I run past occasionally and when the light's just right I can see into their porch/hall area. They've got a massive wall festooned with slogans like that. A bit like this:

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  16. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It's very big isn't it?
    It's the sort of item reception teachers have dotted around their classroom.
    Online DBS check by the LTA.
    Fussy and overbearing.
    Not to mention having a service that recognises other DBS certificates but you have to register within a month of receiving the certificate. They don't tell you about this.
    Reminds me of the plans for the intergalactic highway buried in the vaults of some obscure planning department on Alpha Centaurii or somewhere.
  17. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    It's like a bumper sticker for your house. Helpful in that it tells you "no, I don't want to be friends with you".
  18. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    My original one was issued literally days before you could register it for being able autorenew. So now the trusted club member in charge of the online document/POI check (via zoom, teams, whatsapp etc) is run by a guy who doesn't know how to use zoom, teams, whatsapp etc...

    Also he doesn't/can't/won't use the email account that's listed at the online application process to contact the person responsible for the supporting documents check...

    I'm sorry @I Blame Bassett but EH always manages to trump the LTA.
  19. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Damn. I was about to get a tattoo of this on my ass.

    Back to the drawing board I go!
  20. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I’d like a dark version of that on my wall.

    ‘30% of marriages end in divorce’

    ‘All of my kids were accidents’

    ‘The dogs dead’

    ‘I think about your sister when we’re in bed’
  21. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    How about ‘was hands before entering’?

    Sorry that’s gross.
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  22. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    A sign with that would be a top seller
  23. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Jesus wept.

    My In Laws like this sort of stuff - they had one made that says "Team [Surname]" (I will give them the anonymity they don't deserve) in the middle and all the things they like doing, such as eating chocolate, cuddles on the sofa, bike rides, disney films, wine etc. etc. Which is odd as their favourite past times seem to be arguing, crying and refusing to talk about their problems.

    They also have a "Team [Surname]" sticker on the back of their car and some stick men / women that represent them. I'm amazed I haven't been sick on either.
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  24. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Winner. Thread can be closed now.
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  25. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

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  26. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I had football tickets sent to my old address. The stress that idiot caused by not telling WFC he'd moved.
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  27. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    That's impressive!
    Congratulations to EH for that piece of incompetence,it will take some beating!
    I've given up online and will take my documents to my local post office.This is about the size of a cardboard box, in the local newsagents, so I'm not overly optimistic
    Blasted things are no real deterrent anyhow and are obsolete by the time you've filed the information.
  28. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    It's a burglar alarm. One look at that and anyone breaking & entering will collapse on the floor screaming with laughter, thus giving the game away. They'll still be convulsed when the police come round to arrest them, although the flaw in the plan is assuming the police won't arrest the householder for having such a tw@tt!sh sign up.
  29. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Match of the Day analysis. A complete and utter waste of time. Show us the matches, the managers comments, have a quick chat about the game and consequences then shut the **** up. It's almost unwatchable now unless recorded so you can speed through the bullsh*t.

    If they knew anything whatsover about how the game is actually played they'd be coaching.

    Has anyone told them this?
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  30. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    The pundits used to be managers who actually had insight. Now it's someone who had recently retired who they think fits the bill. And if you have watched the sport long enough you do no need to be told what is going wrong where. Most of these programmes are now filled by this waffle than actual coverage. If we did have actual statistical analysis to look at that would be something else but it is all tedious cliches and the blindingly obvious. Cloughie had it right back in the day.

  31. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    100%, it’s cringeworthy.

    On a similar note, if we’re on BT I have to mute it. The commentators all do this awful Partridge voice and they’re usually accompanied by just any old Scouser they could find.

    Shoutout to Derek Rae who does the accent of the country each player is from.
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  32. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    Yes, the random Scouser... whoever thought a sane person would want to spend 90 minutes listening to that nasal whine of an accent. McManaman is the worst - it doesn't matter what he's saying, he always sounds like he's pleading his innocence to a local magistrate despite being caught red-handed with a boot full of knock-off designer trainers.
  33. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    TBF to BT their rugby commentary/punditry is very good is very good and Charlie Brougham, who does their hockey, is superb.
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  34. Haven't watched the program yet this year. When I did in previous seasons I would record it and FF through the waffle. Can stand the useless waffled expert insights which basically state that every goal scored could have easily been prevented and that every penalty given is justified as "there was contact and he had the right to go down".
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  35. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I think they have a quota of Scousers that they have to employ - it's some kind of equal opportunities thing. How else can anyone explain the fact that Jamie Carragher kept his job with Sky after his love of road-rage and gobbing at young girls came to light?
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