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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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Think I might have to join GOGS :)

Looking for gold spray paint for the FIAT radiator

Looked online and found local shop that sells small spray cans

Went into town and found shop had none in stock

Returned home to order it online for collection in shop I had just been to :D

No wonder 99% of my shopping is online with delivery
Sort of grumpy and amused at the same time today.

Whoever doled out the lug'oles did me a grave injustice. I blame my mother, as one does, as it's from her side of the family.

This morning my wife, who by now should be used to dealing with a deaf old git suggested that I needed to go to the dechetterie (dump) as the garden rubbish was building up. So orf I jollywelled and stopped off at the supermarket on the way home to get a few bits. Got home to a note saying that Ronnie had rushed off to her appointment with the foot doctor and why had I forgotten her? If she had ensured that I had received the entire contents of her message, she wouldn't have had to hitch a lift into town. As it happens, it's not far and she got a lift straight away. However, not that happy with her having to do that. The car had two men in it who, let's face it, could have been rapists and murderers. Edon, where a Brit/American got murdered last week is just down the road from here.

She doesn't look like the average 65 year old and shouldn't have to do that sort of thing. Just grateful that she was fine when I picked her up and we had a laugh about it.

I know it's difficult dealing with the deaf and can understand why we appear a bit thick sometimes but the problem requires a somewhat different approach to that when dealing with 'normal' people. It's hard for us too, to admit that we haven't heard what was said and quite a bit of the time just nod our heads and smile a lot and then do look stupid. We need some adjustment too!
Unless you are deaf, you wouldn't understand. Lost my hearing and inner ear balance function 3 years ago. The damaged destroyed speech frequencies so I can hear a lot of stuff with hearing aids but not people, especially blokes due to lower frequencies. I do the 'just nod our heads and smile a lot' thing, or just avoid conversation as I have met so many people who when told 'I can't hear you' just carry on talking regardless :)
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