Things you hate IV

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

  1. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Oh, where is this? I'm prepared to be disappointed.

    It's my goal to become a little bit famous so I can go on HOG and wipe the floor with the celebs.
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  2. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    Andy Goldstein of Talksport Drive .
    All he ever talks about is Ronaldo\Manure
    And the way he engineers Cristianaldo into every discussion is
    genius .
    "Is Mo Salah the best player in the Prem?"
    Well whaddyaknow ?
    A bunch of home counties based punters phone up and bang on about CR7
    "Should Tyson Fury fight Utds no.7 next"?
    I've made that one up obs. but I wouldn't put it past him
  3. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Yes Mr HH and I both enjoy House of Games and tend to feel smug about how faster we are than them. Don’t know if it’s because it’s just less pressured and therefore easier when you’re answering from your sofa, though.
  4. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    I'm pretty sure they build in a fake gap so that the audience gets a chance to get the answer first. I often wonder how people in the business can be so slow to answer such questions.
  5. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I know for a fact they do that on only connect, for the missing vowels round, but I'd win HOG purely on the answers that none of them get.
  6. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    HOG is so slow. Must take five minutes to write the questions for each show.

    CYHSYF Academy Graduate

    The absolute cahunts that thought it would be a jolly wheeze to set off a load of fireworks in the park down the road at 5.30 this morning then waited 10 minutes until we had got back to sleep then did it again. *******!
  8. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    In other news: apparently “Emily Atack is now hated” once again on Haven’t seen that for a while.
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  9. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The most baffling banner as the picture is never Emily Atack.
  10. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    I think it's because she was hated, then she wasn't, but now she's hated again, hence the banner's return.
  11. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Are you hating on her or on the fact that apparently she is hated? I don't think she has otherwise been mentioned in here so I'm thinking feelings are fairly ambivalent otherwise.

    Personally I haven't a scooby who she is.
  12. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    When four of the keys on my laptop keyboard pack up, and one of them happens to be the letter E, the most commonly used in the English language.

    I could live with just that not functioning as when I needed to type e, all I would need to do is copy the letter and then do Ctrl + v every time - but when it’s c (meaning I can’t do the Ctrl + c shortcut), d and 3 as well - argh! I thought even with this handicap it would be quicker on a computer as under normal circumstances I’m a lot faster typing on that device than on a phone, but no dice. Ordered a new keyboard this afternoon!
  13. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    I'm glad you said that Meister, I haven't a clue who she is either.
  14. Rvjgd

    Rvjgd Academy Graduate

    Might be able to use the on screen keyboard as a stop gap?
  15. That must b rally annoying. You nd to typ that lttr so oftn.
  16. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Seems a bit cumbersome, but I imagine better than using c&p all the time. But the laptop is with the computer repair shop so it’s all done when I get the new keyboard (I also have a desktop and have copied all the files I need to refer to onto an external hard drive).
  17. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Ah yes, the marital art of compromise.

    Where you are told to pick the restaurant this time, followed by your significant other then saying "no" to every suggestion you make until you choose the restaurant they already decided they want to go to.
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  18. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Non alcoholic beer (or indeed any non alcoholic stuff) not the stuff itself, but the price.

    Figured I might abstain until December as a bit of a challenge, and there are now some semi-passable non alcoholic beers for when you do go to the pub or for friend or family gatherings.

    But they’re pretty much the same price as normal beers though, which considering the amount of tax we get clobbered for on alcohol here it seems a bit off.

    It’s especially bad if you go to a pub and get charged the same for a measly 330ml of non alcoholic beer as you would a normal one.
  19. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    The rigmarole involved in sorting anything non-emergency through the NHS.

    Every step of the process seems to be designed to get people to give up and just put up with stuff. I wonder how much serious issues could be avoided by simply having better procedures in place for earlier detection and prevention.
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  20. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I may have a solution.

    Is the 521 method.

    One of you picks 5 places they’d like to go to eat at
    The other then picks 2 exclusively from that list that are acceptable to them.
    The first person picks 1 from those 2.

    you have to both agree before hand to stick to it and not argue or debate
    Works well if written down
    You then both get some say in where you go.
  21. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I'm not sure if this is what you're referring to, but since the pandemic I've found that the introduction of telephone triage by GPs has been a huge step forward. Previously it was a pain trying to organise a non-urgent consultation, particularly at a time that might suit you and of course you had to get to the surgery. I know some people don't like it but I find the new system much more convenient.
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  22. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    I booked a call on Monday and got no contact back despite waiting in all day. Aparently I gave them the wrong number. Have another one scheduled for later today which this time I booked on-line which did give me the changce to enter some more details so may be of more use. Don't think my surgery is very good tbh will be changing as I had previous with receptionists sending me for tests hours after seeing the doctor who mentioned nothing of it. Being told to pick up the results and then having no reults for me. I think it was meant for someone else.

    It's more dealing with my folks various medical issues, tests, referrals, missdiagnoses etc. after 6 electronic contacts that I have to assist my aged mother to deal with we managed to get a face to face (different surgery) GP appointment and then a referral which then they arbitrarilly changed to a telephone call and could she email pictures? In the end got a cancellation got seen, misdiagnosed and trreated. Extracted a referral letter went private and got now we hope properly diagnosed and a treatment regime that will hopefully work all within a fortnight.

    Just experiences with the non-emergency arms of the NHS have been riddled with incompetance & inefficiencies and this dates back to well before covid. GPs and their admin staff especially seem to be completely disintrested. The proliferation of our staff will not take any abuse posters all over the waiting room is a bad indicator of how **** their service is.

    Don't want to detract from A&E and the hands on people who have all been brilliant, they just seem to be plagued by lazy admin and management.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2021
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  23. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Did get the call this evening, good consolation and my records for the phone number updated. I somewhat retract my previous post.
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  24. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Today commenced the festival of w@nkerdom that is two weeks of fireworks.

    Ooh but it’s so pretty gasp overgrown man apes everywhere, because let’s face it this has become a DadLad’s festival of big bangs, another Dad indulgence like when he bought the 9 month year old a scalextric set.

    Meanwhile the cat’s under the table shaking with fear, birds terrorised in their roosts and the whole area smells of acrid smoke blending in nicely with the half-wits who have an open fire or wood burner in an age of global warming.
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  25. "Hello, it's me, your ex,
    I called to say not sorry, but I wish you the best,
    And I don't hold no grudges, promise this ain't a test,
    We okay, we okay"

    "We okay". Geez what dialect is "we okay"? It's not even said as a question. It's a statement. "We okay, we okay".

    Not "we okay?"

    It's no more syllables to say *we're ok, we're ok".

    We okay.

    Some people presumably speak like this in real life. "We ok bruv".

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  26. Agreed. You should have let her down more gently. Especially after running off with her mother.
  27. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    More than a few. I was surprised to see a BBC reporter doing it the other day in a report. And using loads of rather than a large sum of, a large quantity of. Such sloppy use of the language.

    What about all these advertisements for charity lotteries ? They do raise a lot of money for charities. However when I give to charities I do it in the knowledge that it will benefit medical research, animal welfare and environmental protection and caring for veterans. I do not do it because I hope for a cash windfall at the end of it. The winning sums are fairly miniscule in comparison to say the National Lottery but it's money that is still being given up by the charity concerned.
  28. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    I drove to Holloway today, only a 50 minute journey.
    Never again! And it cost me £12.50 for the privilege.
  29. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's not roight!
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  31. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    I know right. If they're going to celebrate the attempted bombing of the houses of parliament, why not do something useful and finish the job?
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  32. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    The question is "who was the mole?"
  33. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

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  34. Unfortunately it’s only the possibility of winning something that will encourage some to give to charity.
    I hate to see charities competing against eachother like supermarkets, skins creams, shampoos, takeaway restaurants. When I give to Oxfam I hate the thought that my donation is probably spent on TV advertising as they try to convince “potential customers” to give cash to them rather than WaterAid, Save the children, cancer charities etc.
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  35. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Come visit the Grand Union, it's usual smell after August.

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