Things you hate IV

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

  1. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    But a lot of people would; notwithstanding the cost they would do anythihng that the vet said was necessary to protect their pet. My point was essentially that vets prey upon that sentiment to get as much out of owners as they can (tbf some is covered by insurance, of course).

    One way or another, it ain't roight, as you say.
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  2. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  3. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    It’s a hard one that. We had good insurance, so when our cat got lymphoma we could follow the vet’s advice. I still regret it, but not for the money, which we mostly didn’t pay. Our cat hated the intrusive treatments that didn’t give him much extra time if any. It would have been better to leave him be from the off and just treat any pain. In the end he shuffled off at home on my lap having a pur.
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  4. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Just sit down like a lady FFS. You don’t **** standing up, so why pee that way?
  5. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

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  6. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    There’s a danger that you will fall in the toilet like Larry David did.
  7. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I mix it up. I read somewhere once that if you pee sitting down exclusively you can get a bent urethra because your willy isn't pointed right.
  8. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Every poopoo time is peepee time but not every peepee time is poopoo time.
  9. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    If that’s true, then we should stop sitting down altogether. Those stands at Vicarage Road are unsafe, full of wonky-willyed Wuffurd fans.
  10. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I tried to find a source for my claim but couldn't find anything. In fact, all the articles I found suggested that sitting down to pee emptied the bladder more quickly and fully. Maybe I dreamt the whole bent urethra thing.
  12. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    If you’re pointing it right, no wonder you’re missing the bowl!
  13. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

    Was it eight feet tall and chasing you?
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  14. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    The phrase "y'all."

    As someone who doesn't live in the US, I'm exposed to this awful contraction via social media. It's overused to the point I'm sure I've read sentences such as 'All y'all are worried about y'alls selfs.' Etc.

    It's horrible and annoying and serves no valid purpose.
  15. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck First Year Pro

    The weekly family "day out " at the local Tesco supermarket which usually descends into a bollocking for the kids . Here's an idea . One of you stay at home with the children and the other does the shop .
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  16. Heidar

    Heidar Squad Player

    But it's always safer to fart in the toilet than **** in your pants

    That's wisdom right there.
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  17. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Moog’s descent into Victor Moogdrew continues to gather pace.

    Ripped jeans! Fashionable? She looked liked she’d had her bottom felt by Edward Scissorhands.
  18. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    If we can't rant in this thread then where can we? I thought it's sole purpose was to behave exactly like Mr Meldrew.
  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Thank you my brother in misery. X
  20. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    There’s maybe a distinction between hateful things and old folk observations that the Police are getting younger but fair enough. The Meldrews have it.
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Get your prostate checked out. It takes me what seems about 4 hours to pee and I’m now having half (yes I was shocked too) hacked away under a general anaesthetic. I don’t want to think too much about how they will do this but when they say there will be no scars …there’s only one way the debris is coming out !!
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  22. Ilkley

    Ilkley Formerly known as An Ilkley Orn Baht 'at

    You paint such beautiful word pictures. ;)

    But seriously, I hope the operation goes well.
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  23. Haha this is us. I do the weekly shopping usually and can whizz round the supermarket in under an hour on my own. I know what we need and where everything is and have it down to a fine art.

    Wife and kids come and it's a good 2+ hours trauma stopping looking at crappie we don't need while one child shoots off up and down the aisles in the wrong direction at 100mph.
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  24. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I won't get it hacked right away. I've found a local matron who will give it a 'massage' for 150 pounds so I'll try that first and see if I can claim it back on work health insurance.
  25. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    This is why I get mine delivered.
  26. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  27. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Motor insurance renewal quote. Fark me. 38% increase, I thought I was paying too much anyway.
  28. Yeah we've talked about delivery but I like to control the use by/best before dates on the stuff I buy and I fear you'll always get the stuff that's close to the end dates on delivery so they can clear through stock.

    Annoyingly enough at the till the other day one of the packs I had split so the cashier sent a colleague off to get a replacement and the 10 days use by on the one I pulled from the back of the shelf was replaced with a 2 day from the front!

    Obviously being British I said nothing to the. and moaned about it to the wife when I got home.
  29. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    That assumes the specimens they get to do the picking and packing are capable of coherent thought. Given how they often get in the way of actual customers and generally waltz around staring into space I doubt it. Though in support of your anti-delivery stance, I saw one of them on Friday drop a punnet of soft fruit, pick it up, shrug their shoulders and bung it in the tray for their customer anyway.
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  30. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame Reservist

    Yeah. Eye-watering increases, even after extensive shopping around and even for a very modest, unfashionable motor.

    This is the secondary whammy that comes with the increase in inflation. The cost of absolutely everything has risen a lot and all of that cost now gets loaded back on the customer. Every car repair is x amount more expensive than it was before so the insurers are exposed to more risk. Plus their profit margin needs to increase, I expect. Add to that the increased costs of getting stuff into the country due to you-know-what.

    Of course, there'll be stories in the media from the usual suspects blaming electric vehicles and while it's true that electric vehicles are often more easily written off, the rise in insurance premiums is by no means all due to that.

    Britain = the expensive poor country strikes again!
  31. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    You were lucky, ours went up 50%
  32. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Littering. Is it just me or is it getting worse and worse. The number of anti social morons who seem to think it's fine to fly tip or throw away cans, plastic bottles into hedges, verges, ponds indeed everywhere beggars belief.

    It also doesn't help that punishments are minimal and that recycling programmes and facilities are so scant and poorly run with no legal requirements even yet for companies to use recycled materials. Something I discussed with one of the dumb clowns that used to represent Watford as an MP nearly 25 years ago namely the dolt Claire Ward.
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  33. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    BA. Bloody BA. Terminal 5. How can it be at departures, “the system goes down” and no one can be checked onto a flight for 30 mins ? Narrowest economy seats going …as I rubbed thighs with a medium sized Ghanaian bloke for 6 hours.
    Constant strike disruption.
    Right now, how can it be that >an hour and 20 mins from landing our cases have still not made it to the baggage reclaim ?
    Shockingly poor company. 20 years ago I actively sought out BA to fly with them. Now I actively seek out to avoid them. Other than very nice posh Home Counties pilot announcements onboard, they have literally nothing going for them.
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  34. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    An hour and 45 mins now and no bags and no announcements. Just a hundred or so remaining frustrated passengers looking at their phones.
    BA are just rubbish.
  35. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame Reservist

    You know all this, I'm sure, but the airline industry went through the 'Amazon' effect. The gatekeepers of airline travel (BA, Air France etc) were joined in the market by the young, nimble companies like Ryanair, EasyJet and a whole host of smaller ones that 'revolutionised' the market. This 'shook up' the old order by making it more competitive. They rented planes, they identified new routes, they made air travel like getting on a bus. Most of that is just shorthand for slashing prices by streamlining service.

    For a while, it was absolutely brilliant for the customer because you could fly here, there and everywhere for nine quid. And people accepted that in order to go somewhere for nine quid the seats would be narrower, the customer service a bit less customer-focused etc.

    Over time, the no-frills airlines ramped up costs. Pay extra for a bag, extra to check in quicker, extra for more leg room etc. The elasticity pricing model still offered bargains to those who are willing and able to book well in advance, which gives the illusion of incredible value. A handful of people still get to fly places for 19 quid, but they are much more heavily subsidised by the people paying more or taking bags. Try taking an unbooked bag on some budget flights and you'll end up paying more for the bag than the ticket cost in the first place sometimes! The extras now make the 'budget' airlines nearly as expensive as the good ones.

    But the other side of that coin is that the gatekeepers had to cut costs to compete. Suddenly their fares looked a rip-off (maybe they were in the first place, after all the budget airlines certainly opened up opportunities to millions who'd never regularly flown before). All their extras seemed unnecessary when an orange bus in the sky can get you there for half the price.

    So BA, and others, had to scrap things that made them good. Nice food on board, drinks in glasses and cups, a bit of space, a flexible attitude to baggage. They joined the race to the bottom in the name of competition and market forces. Now the 'frills' are priced accordingly. The 'old' BA service you got 20+ years ago is still available, but at a higher price point.

    Having said all that, I'm not sure baggage issues are the fault of the airlines themselves as everything's been outsourced to such a degree.
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