Things you hate IV

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

  1. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Thats what I was going to say.

    On a similar topic. One of the best feelings you can have is when reciting a reference number or visa details over the phone, either to or from and the other person understands not to wait for confirmation that the numbers are passed on. Its a beautiful thing.

    If you read a card number out four digits at a time pause for half a second and just carry on. It is highly likely that the person recieving the numbers gets it. Don't be afraid to try.

    You certainly dont say 2 numbers and wait for reply. I've had someone wait for me to say "yeah" after EVERY digit. That took about 3 minutes to confirm I had the right number because she also wanted to repeat it to check I had it right, which meant I started writing numbers down in the wrong place.

    One...
    Yeah
    One.
    Yeah
    Two.
    Yeah
    Eight
    Yeah
    So one
    Yeah
    One
    Yeah
    Two
    Yeah
    Eight,
    Yeah, notice its the same. Have you just given me 8 numbers?
    No four.
     
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  2. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    You've never had a job where you need to ask people their phone number have you.
     
  3. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Tell that to James Bond
     
  4. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I would probably murder someone over it.

    Although if someone had an oddity of a number like 07788 888877, I would accept (just) them reciting it O double 7 treble 8 treble 8 double 7.

    Edit. Although that would still be easier in doubles and a pause in the right place. 07878 887778 would work with trebles and break to the rule of 5,6 or 5,3,3.
     
  5. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I've checked and I do conform to your model, but only because of the way that a treble and double number fall in there, which makes the breaks tie in with the natural blocks of numbers.
     
  6. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    International Breaks and the fact that, in the absence of having matches to focus on, we instead find ourselves debating the correct way to relay a phone number.
     
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  7. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I might let you off. Post your number and we'll see.
     
  8. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    07222334321
     
  9. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Does not fit as an exception of the rules, I will therefore have to murder you.
     
  10. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Fair point.
     
  11. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    The face some woman (not famous ones, just normal) seem to think looks good in pictures.

    I’m mainly talking about the love Island/Instagram types, but it essentially involves looking dead behind the eyes and having your mouth half open for a picture.

    I assume it’s meant to look sexy and must have come from somewhere/someone, but to me it just looks like they’re dead/a robot/recently lobotomised.
     
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  12. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Ripping up old floor tiles, closely followed by cutting new ones.
     
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  13. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    I have been with the same lady for 31 years. I am not interested in anyone else
    However. No one on earth appreciates the ladies more than me.
    This said I am with you. IMO ,ladies, just glam yourself up and make the most of your assets
    No surgery, etc is required
     
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  14. Who? James “zero zero seven” Bond ?
     
  15. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Whatever happened to Oh Jeremy Corbyn?
     
  16. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    No festivals to sing it at
     
  17. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    I'd agree with this.

    Along these lines, something else I hate is people who get bodywork done that is pretty much completely unnecessary.

    You see some women on social media who have got their lips done. They're blown up to twice their normal size and are seemingly stuck in the "duck pout".

    Please, please tell me, who in god's name finds this attractive? Who honestly thinks to themselves "Cor, I love me a woman with artificial lips. It turns me well on." Does anyone find this sort of look attractive?

    It's pretty unpleasant to see to be honest. I actually feel quite sad for the people who get this kind of work done. To me, it suggests some sort of deep-seated insecurity

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  18. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Great title for a comedy series. I’d pitch it somewhere between Oh Brother and Citizen Smith.
     
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  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Yep. You scroll through their profile pics and you'll see a different background and outfit, but exactly the same angle and expression in each.

    Having spent time with millenials at work, you realise how absorbed they are in this self publicity culture.

    Those in theit 20s and early 30s seem to snap a dozen or more pics of themselves every day and it's vital that they know their best angle and pose.
     
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  20. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I like the families that present themselves like they’re in the own reality tv show. They refer to themselves as ‘The *insert surname*s’ and try to make out that they’re really interesting and wacky.
     
  21. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    My kids were following a family on YT like that. I watched a video where the mum had a miscarriage and came home to reveal it to the kids that their baby brother/sister was gone. It was all filmed and shared and hugely bad taste imo. I stopped them watching them after that.
     
  22. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    LOL!
     
  23. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Brilliant, great work guys.
     
  24. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    When people (usually the older generations) see how tall I am and immediately ask "do you play basketball?"

    **** off. Why is it ok to objectify people based on their height but not other physical traits?

    The joke is not original and you aren't funny for saying it.

    If a short person asks me this, I want to respond with the following:

    "Oh you're tall. Do you play basketball?"

    "No. Do you play mini golf?"
     
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  25. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Out of interest, how tall are you?
     
  26. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    6"5
     
  27. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Do you play basketball?
     
  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    No, he's too short for that. He plays mini basketball.
     
  29. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Netball?
     
  30. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The average height of people has increased over the last couple of centuries, still you are quite a bit over average but not outrageously tall. Still I get your point, why do people ask silly and unoriginal questions.
     
  31. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Genuinely, I have no idea why people ask these stupid questions and why they think it's ok.

    If I asked a short person if they played mini golf, there'd be outrage. Why is it ok one way round but not the other?
     
  32. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    This isn't a "hate" of mine, but it's more something I'm puzzled by.

    Nando's. It's so, so overrated.

    Why is it so popular? Every time I've been, I've been underwhelmed. It's really nothing special yet has this cult-like status and k don't get it
     
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  33. Agreed. You lanky streak of p***. I'm a normal 6ft 3. No-one asks me :).
     
  34. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Do you write all of your own material?
     
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  35. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Man says to a butcher ‘Do you have a pigs head?’

    Butcher says ‘No it’s the way I part my hair’
     
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