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GOGS...Grumpy Old Gits Society..

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after all the years of suffering being called a miserable old bar-steward by mrs zz , I am finally rejoicing that she has come round to my way of thinking. the source of this wonderment?... a newly found joint loathing of the foul phenomenon of otherwise seemingly intelligent individuals starting a sentence with the word "so"!!!! if you have been asked , "how do you propose to re-attach that button"? , or , "what method would you use to distribute seed in your garden" , fair enough but otherwise , nooooooooooo! other current hot favourites are "yoofs" with their kecks hanging out the top of their trousers and newly qualified drivers with a green p plate (clearly designating pillock) who refuse to commit to crossing a roundabout without having received a written invitation at least a fortnight in advance! what gets your hackles up?
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Interesting, last time I was in France, couple of years back, I was amazed at how good I thought they were with the whole indicator usage thing.

But eejits who overtake only to drop in front and dawdle are just everywhere nowadays. Everywhere.
Capital letters. For names. First names. Last names. Capital letters.

I'll say no more.

It's been cathartic.

Thank you.

As you were with lane discipline and all.

Actually, a point of order Mr Chairman; I spent four hours on the motorways of this green and pleasant land yesterday, the discipline was, mostly, completely absent. Biggest offenders seemed to be drivers who appeared to be in their thirties and below. And, the mad under-then-over-taking this occasionally prompted was, well, mad.
Dude, you gotta read the instructions they have in the office, not the ones on the webpage.
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At a festival over the weekend. Queues for toilets, queues for showers. One shower wasn't. As in, it didn't pump the water out to actually shower down; it just dribbled out and ran down the piping. The door to this cubicle remained open as nobody wanted to use it for that reason.

Along comes a mature woman and queries with the lass at the front of the shower queue why this cubicle door was open but nobody venturing in. On being told why she said words to the effect of, 'Oh. I'll go and use it as a loo then because the queues for the khazis are so long.'

And she was in there a while...

Utterly disgusting.
Why is there more Random capitalisation creeping in to Posts?

I'm Finding it really hard not to Pick folk up on it.

As you Were.
People who just post page after page after page after page after page after page of ancient yellowed slot car magazine scans; a bullet is too good for the brass 'n' sponge-obsessed speed-crazed morons.

And exhale.
Heh. Old-timers are easily rattled, ain't they?

One could be extremely grumpy and indeed, complain, about a post like No 1221.
Well, this is the spot for complaints so, fill yer boots, I say.

For the avoidance of doubt, as I have stated here at least once before, I use the phrase 'speed-crazed moron' lightheartedly. Ironically, if you will. If folk want to take offence, again, knock yourselves out, I'm sure you find many things in life that do offend you but no offence is intended by me.

And, speaking of irony, I originally stole the phrase from one, TSRF, who, I believe, is a fully paid up member of the brass 'n' solder 'n' nostalgia brigade, but who, I believe, was also actually being ironic when he typed it and not insulting or besmirching anyone.

I could be wrong, mind.

I can't see that anyone could object to the body though...
Hmmm. Almost as polarised as me, eh?
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The Pope?


Piers Morgan?

One man's gentle tease is another's snide comment. Such is life. Such is as I have found. 🙄

No malice, no snide-idity; valuable archive or old yellow pages the preservation is undeniably knackering the 'New content' function at times. Just sayin'.

Yes, we'll be seeing them soon enough. Falling from the sky. And elsewhere.

Ah, yes, with those circuit posts I just about held my lid on. The magazine ones tipped me over the edge.

Anyhoo, if I've read correctly, the dark days are gone and the work completed. My fingers are crossed.
It really is a shame, to me, that many in this day and age have lost any tolerance for opinions that don't sit square with their own world view and then whine, or call names or plain go aggressive rather than just see it as valid free speech and just a contrary opinion. They're out there. Opinions. Many of them are not the same as yours, dear reader.

Once more, this is, or was last time I looked, the grumps thread. That word suggests a triviality, a lack of seriousness. Rants? Yeah, maybe. Genuine anger and death threats? Active discouragement of posting?? No. Lighten up. "Grumpy Old Gits"; the clue is in the title.

It's possibly too long ago for many to know but this site was, in part, set up as a counter to what was perceived as a heavy-handed administration of a popular US-based slot forum. One with illustrations but, alas, no bikinis. And as an early member here I did my time as a moderator and enjoyed it. I never expected any thanks, I took it as an honour to try and keep the place running smoothly. And fully acknowledged that my take on things, my reading of things, might differ from that of others. That actually makes life more interesting when you get that.

I think the moderators here are doing an okay-ish job (damning with faint...). Probably more strict than I'd play it but whatever.

But if you don't enjoy something, if it doesn't reward you, and starts draining you... Take a break, maybe?
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"I don't remember calling you names, or being aggressive. "

That's because you didn't, chap. I was making a point about intolerance in the wider world.

"If you think I've done either then I sincerely apologise."
See above. No apology necessary. But kudos for offering one. ;o)
Well, I came here to bitch about folk posting Accessories under Cars on eBay but yer butter talk reminded me that I saw something about almond milk and soya milk today and fairly had a coronary. Milk comes from mammals. Should just call the fake stuff juice.

Or disgusting to taste.

Or both.

As you were.
I actually can't tell very much difference between soya alternative and semi-skimmed dairy milk.
Whoa! Don't get me started on that semi-skimmed Evian milk.

What is it, 2% difference between full and semi? Geez, that'll make the pounds just drop right off, tubster.

Shaking my head in disbelief.
All I'm asking is, and this is all I'm asking, but is grammar no longer taught in our education establishments these days? Or spelling? Here, on Twatter, in business emails: laziness and ignorance abound.

Not saying I'm perfect, I'm flawed (in so many ways) but do folk no longer try?

Here end endeth the rant. For now....
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Um? Was that epic single sentence you making some kinda point? A la James Joyce?
I was reminded of this YouTube genius at the weekend and then thought of StuBeeDoo's post. Not exactly related but I just love this guy's approach.
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I don't get why folk don't like tap water. I know it varies in taste from place to place but, it's always wet.

And how come it's as expensive as petrol? Somebody is makin' a big buck here.
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...and certainly don't identify as sexist...
Love that! D'ya think it'll be on the next census - "Do you identify as: Male, Female, Sexist or as a Microwave?
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