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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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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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QUOTE (snowmanf @ 13 Nov 2016, 22:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>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.

Here in Thailand many houses get burgled after the guys have come to fix/clean the A/C!
QUOTE (Wobble @ 22 Sep 2016, 21:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>what I would like to be called, Grandad, grandpa, grandpop, Poppa and various other options, I think I'd like to be called Grumpy. I think I'd like that.
My step-son and -daughter-in-law (before they divorced......) once got to the point where they asked Wor Lass and I what we would like any "issue" to call us. WL said "NOT NANNA!" and without evening thinking about it, I said "I wanna be Grumpy, YAY!"
Nice try but kids will eventually change it to Grampy. Why not just Stu if they talk to you and Grandfather if they talk about you?

Sir would be polite?
OK, here's one for today. Sponsored events for charity.

I used to do 3 or 4 sponsored bike rides (50-60 miles) a year, mainly for the British Heart Foundation. After a couple of years a lot of my friends and family started to find my regular "tapping-up" tiresome, so because I enjoyed the rides and camaraderie I used to just put in £50 or so myself.

Now, when you sign-up you have to guarantee a minimum of £150 or you can't do the event. .........And it's not just BHF, they're all at it.

My days of doing sponsored events are now over and I just donate to some carefully selected charities.
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I fully agree with you, stuart and while we're on the charity subject!!!
Charity shop prices??????? they are getting dearer than the high street chains!!!!!!
I used to go in and have a browse and sometimes buy a book or something( did'nt really want or need) but as it was cheap the charity got something and I felt I had something that if I never used it, was'nt a big issue.
Now I need a bank loan just to buy a worn out t-shirt!!!!!
Very true, teddyt, we all know that they get their stock as freebies and have the benefit of reduced business rates.
Trouble is if charity shops vanished the high street would resemble a ghost town &#128123;&#128561;
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Charity begins at home it seems.

Last year, we were invited to get involved with a charity out here supporting children's cancer research and sending suffering kids on holiday. I designed new logos and leaflets with some changes from their normal format as the charity is based in France. It's run by English people and they got snotty and wanted the English version to come before the French one!! France already!

My time was given free. After all, it is a charity init? My designs were used with a few changes but someone made a mistook. In the English version, they raved about how much they had given to the charity last year. In the French one, they actually gave the income as well as the donation!! About 15% went to the kids. All the rest was admin fees and quote 'expenses' unquote. Obviously there are some costs, printing is expensive here but when I get it done I get it sent out from the UK to save dosh. The two brothers who run it, drive around in top of the range Jags and Land Rovers. Expenses needed indeed.
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I used to work for a company that handled mail order fulfilment for many many charities....after witnessing the gross wastage and obscene expenses spending by the various charities (inc. british heart foundation) I can safely say that I am now VERY select in those that I support!
QUOTE (StuBeeDoo @ 16 Nov 2016, 00:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I just donate to some carefully selected charities.

QUOTE (gordonzz @ 16 Nov 2016, 01:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am now VERY select in those that I support!

StuBeeDoo there is always the Lifeboat. Tynemouth is not far from you. If they waste it on expensive toys you can still go and see your money bobbing up and down in the water.

During 2016 Tynemouth lifeboats have so far launched 72 times on service, rescuing or bringing in 61 people.

Gordonzz same idea but maybe you live somewhere like Aylesbury, nowhere near the coast.
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I have supported the rnli for many years but that does not mean that they are immune from loss of donated monies. I once worked for a supplier to a new station that was being built , literally tens of thousands of pounds worth of materials were "diverted" from site (including an artic load of steel). indirectly this was paid for by fundraisers and meant lost revenue for other equipment. whether this was the fault of the light fingered contractors or management within the rnli who agreed the costings/contracts I'm not sure but it left a sour taste in my mouth when I heard about it!
I would like to nominate whoever designed the currently universal guide system with stupid little eyelets to hold the wires in place for an everlasting stay in the worst nether reaches of their own personal hell

Useless, carp, stupid, rubbish, several other less acceptable expressions.

Also the 'executive' who, instead of saying " Oh good grief, you stupid little man, go and get a job that suits you like sewing mailbags" said "aha, that looks cheap and nasty, should save us lots of dosh"...he can join the other prat!
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Well. I'm naive enough to think it may have been diverted to another RNLI build, But post 2004? Tsunami I know of at least one resort in Sumatra that has all new bathroom fittings destined for Aceh!
if I remember correctly a lot of the stuff ended up in one of the site agents back yard!
I don't believe it.... the vegans are kicking off because there is trace of tallow in the new plastic fivers! if any are really that worried about it , they can feel free to send themall to me and I will dispose them in the most tree-huggingly environmentally neutral way I know....turn then into organic grape juice............. of the cabernet sauvignon variety from Tesco's!!!!!
Liking this thread!

...although not yet an OAP so not sure I'm qualified to join yet
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grump status isn't reliant on merely have to be a properly miserable bar-steward like the rest of us!
Not grumpy today! Just testing.
QUOTE OAP what does that mean?

If it means what I think it means (Overgrown Aimless Putz) then that is OK.
Apparently, it means he is a patient at Offenburger Akademie für Psychotherapie.

Or he is not an Old Alderman of Peel. Or Oversized Abdomen of Peel?

I'm sure there are lots?

PS V8 taking shape or more correctly loosing a lot of shape!
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