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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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Too many under the counter cross deals going on.
So if you know the tricks you're better off.
But they do their best to hide this stuff.
Again, they can only offer such a price as they are getting kickback from the local tourist agency or rather its members/supp as they think you will spend more than the subsidy on local businesses
You know there's something wrong when you know more than the so called expert about their subject of expertise.
Seems more like they're all friends of someone in fact and they acquired their expertise about 10 mins before airtime.
They have to have some way to justify their own wexistence!
Mind you it always cheers me up to see her on TV as I cant stop laughing at how inane she is.
So there is an up side.
Seriously, when was the last time you saw any politician who REALLY believed in democracy?

I came up with the label Lobbiocracy to describe what we really have...

Government by Lobby Groups/Influences.
QUOTE (loosesalute @ 12 Nov 2016, 06:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Cash buyers for your house , then it turns out they don't have a pot to [email protected] in......fantasists.........

I would be wondering if they were those people who pretend to go looking around at houses but are really looking around to see what htey can steal.

QUOTE (munter @ 12 Nov 2016, 10:19) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Cheer up chaps....seen recently on that entertaining site, "before you diagnose yourself with depression first check that you are not surrounded by idiots"

Thanks, that helps a lot.
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Yup the old parcel thing was a real pain when we lived in an apartment.

One family on the ground floor had deliveries every day but pretended not to be in or simply couldn't be bothered.

Makes you wonder why!

On the occasion when we were'nt in to receive a parcel we always had to rearrange postage, a real pain with RM since it meant at least 2 days delay.

Mind you one of the delivery guys was a real pain.

I started ignoring buzzes but they wouldn't give up.

On one occasion I had to warn the sob to stop buzzing 'cause he wouldn't stop.

but enough from me :)
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I sometimes wonde rif I always got low bids on eBay for the stuff I was flogging because I was TOO honest ....
It could be true.

I tend to think that because people expect others to exaggerate they make a certain allowance for that.

So if you are very accurate, but they don't know you, they still tack on that adjustment.

Consequently the expectation is less than the real item so people bid lower with heir expectation in mind.

Just a theory though!
"This phone conversation may be recorded in order to help improve customer service...."

How come its always getting worse then!
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Haven't tried the chilli chocolate.

I did try the Wasabe Chocolate.

Keeping in mind that I am a bit fan of Wasabe and of Chocolate but that Wasabe Chocolate was like sh*t.

So bad I even emailed the company and said so.

Their response was nothing short of trite!

i don't know what they have stuck up their collective a**holes but apparently I didn't know what I was talking about and as they had extensively teste their product it was clearly perfect and I was wrong. Can't calculate how many £££/$$$ of business they lost due to their arrogance.

ps - I believe the ancient mix was actually tobacco and cocoa which they smoked! Yeeha!
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Keep in mind that the masters of the food distributing conglomerates don't tend to eat the sh#* they shovel!
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Yes, there is nothing so grand as freshly baked bread you made yourself from the raw ingredients
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As a former trolley corraler I can tell you those things are made for fast driving... The parking lot we had to get the carts from was on a slight incline and you could ride the carts down use your feet to apply brakes to the rear wheels and steering the car where you had to go (American shopping carts' rear wheels are in a fixed position, you can do this on European ones but it takes more skill and flexibility)

But I agree, in general on the Continent I am completely unclear why they move they way they do. Let's say I am walking along with a cart in a supermarket and I am approaching an aisle that has a display poking out of the end of it, reducing the width of the aisle I am in by about 60 cm... well the Continental will try to go between me and the sticking out bit when there is at least 40% less space on that side!

I also cycle to work and no matter how much I ring my little dinga-ling (bell that is) people invariable act shocked, SHOCKED that a bike is on the BIKE PATH and if there are more than one of them they will always both try to go to the opposite side to get out of the way, I.e. crash into each other and blocking my path even more.

Luckily, this seems specific to Germany: When there are massive lines at the cash registers and a new one opens up the people in the back (who have waited the least or not at all) will mow down children, handicapped, old people and even animals to rush to the cash register that has opened up ....
Don't think this is unique to anywhere.

I've found it to be true in many places, sadly.

Speaking of the cycling one, a few months ago I had a situation.

On a cycling path and came up to a couple with their dog spread out across the path.

Tried the bell, they ignored it.

I went onto the grass to go around them and their dog, not on a leash and out of control, tried to take a bite of me.

When I stopped, they got all defensive.

Apparently it was my fault and they didn't know I was there and the dog was just defending them as I was probably about to attack them!!!

Yeah right. I f I was they wouldn't be arguing with me they'd be in body bags, lol.
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"Why are you laughing?" "One is 8 & one is 12"

Anyway, my grump for the day is my step-daughter again. As I've mentioned before she works as a teaching assistant in a class of 10-y-os. Before she got the job, she was actually very level-headed for a millennial. Now she has turned into a proper snowflake who can't have a decent conversation/debate without filling it with quotations of the psychobabble that she gets trained with. Her mother and I have repeatedly asked her to leave her work head at the school gates, but the drivvel has become so in-grained that she now talks to everyone like they're 10-y-o. Just this weekend, we had a really embarrassing episode when her grand-parents were here. I won't give details because this is a public forum and what granddad and grandma were saying could be construed as very non-PC. Ten years ago, step-d would have been a willing participant in the conversation. Afterwards, when Wor Lass tried to ask step-d to be a bit more "adult" in her conversations with older people she got "No-one is allowed to say that kind of offensive stuff and get away with it!". When reminded that she is a guest in our house and she should respect the opinions of other guests (and us....), she stormed-off upstairs, stood in the shower crying (I was going to ask if she was standing there fully-clothed for the shower tray to catch her crocodile tears......) , and saying;- "They can't talk like that. Why are my family so hurtful?".
In ll seriousness I think this is a big problem with society.

People are becoming almost brainwashed into these "New World" ideas.

Thanks to these cultish organizations like the Clinton Foundation.

Just wait and see what they have planned for poor old Harry.

Did you get a call back at 4 minutes to 9 pm?
If you did you could pet her on hold and tell her all operators are busy but her call is really important to us.

Then hang up at 9
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