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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2012, 21:46:57 »
Ooh, ooh, I've got one...

People who type your instead of you're  :angry-tappingfoot:     :neen:
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The moaning old git thread
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2012, 22:25:51 »
People who can't say a sentence without the word "like" in it.

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2012, 23:15:14 »
People who end the word something with a k instead of the g
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2012, 23:21:50 »
Quote from: "Captain Sensible"
Quote from: "Fat Rat"
I'll repeat myself from another thread (now I'M annoying myself)..

What's all this bloody euro-bollocks with shoe sizes  :shrug:  What the feck is a size 48 shoe  :shrug:

Fat Rat

you are quite right.

We couldn't say anymore  :  ''Act your age not your shoe size'' could we if we used continental shoe sizes?

As for the EU or European Union of undemocratic over pompous self righteous money grabbing bureaucrats I have ever come across in my middle aged life  :grin:  :lala:  :lala: I only have utter contempt  :shock:

Dave
Would that be the same EU whose parliament regularly moves between 2 parliament buildings in 2 different cities (at huge cost) because they couldn't agree where HQ should be? And (please forgive me for starting a sentence with an 'and') the same parliament whose members are allowed to claim for travel home each weekend, irrespective of whether or not that actually travel home? Grr...

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2012, 23:24:11 »
All these things get on my tits too. I cheer myself up by taking my 80 year old Mum to the supermarket and we enjoy parking in the spaces marked "Parent and Child".

She lives next door to a primary school - it's traffic chaos twice a day. Can't the little feckers walk any more?

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2012, 23:25:01 »

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2012, 02:35:03 »
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I cheer myself up by taking my 80 year old Mum to the supermarket and we enjoy parking in the spaces marked "Parent and Child".
BRILLIANT!  :clap:  lol  lol
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2012, 08:29:45 »
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Ooh, ooh, I've got one...

People who type your instead of you're  :angry-tappingfoot:     :neen:

Oops, u'r joking.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2012, 08:39:13 »
There are a ton of things that annoy me some of which are already covered here. My wife is a great consoler and calming influence in many of them but life continues to throw up more. My latest annoyance is the old lady next door who throws half a loaf of bread out at dawn ( 5 am these days ) that attracts a squawking bunch of Starlings, Magpies, Sh**ing Pidgeons and huge Crows. There are even Seagulls. They take off and drop bits in my and other neighbours gardens and the other day there was even some stuck to my wet car window. She has bird tables with 4 loads of cages containing fat balls others containing peanuts as well as 2 tables she fills with god knows what. At our local garden centre there is a huge part dedicated to nutters like this woman, trouble is the pictures on the packets are of lovely little song birds like finches and tits etc, not one shows the squawkers she attracts.
Rant over.
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2012, 08:58:21 »
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All these things get on my tits too. I cheer myself up by taking my 80 year old Mum to the supermarket and we enjoy parking in the spaces marked "Parent and Child".

Good one - me and my dad do this at Tescos, and chuckle about it, too! I've even taking to cackling and chortling which is probably a bad thing : (

One specially enjoyable occasion was when the bloke pushing a great long 'train' of trolleys back to the store challenged me as I was locking the car..."You can't park here" he said indignantly (and in my minds eye he was indeed wearing an ARP Wardens white tin hat, and he did utter the name 'Mainwaring' ).

I pointed (to my shame, gleefully) to my dad in his mobility scooter, and then to myself, saying in a voice of ineluctable conclusion:  

"Father... and son"

And then I smiled, for I had awaited this day for quite some time...

But now, I realise its not so clever being a moaning old git when you actually enjoy being a moaning old git  -  so I'm fighting it!
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2012, 09:01:49 »
You just prompted me into another one..

When did a Shop become a Store? Oh, and when the feck did 'In Store' become an acceptable term  :shrug:  :old:
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2012, 09:19:55 »
Good point andy - these terms creep up on you! For me a giant Tescos or asda or whatever doesn't deserve the title of 'shop', which to me means something smaller and more homely. No, they are more akin to warehouses, or 'stores'... distribution centres...:shrug:
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012, 09:58:45 »

Or Supermarkets
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 10:20:48 »
Each month, I chose something different to rant about ( just trying to restrict my grumpiness..).
This month, I berate anyone who says "PIN number", either say "PIN" or if you need to utter the word
"number" out loud, you could always say "PI Number"! Having read the above, I'm wholeheartedly on
my ex-wife's side for divorcing me...

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2012, 10:28:56 »
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Good point andy - these terms creep up on you! For me a giant Tescos or asda or whatever doesn't deserve the title of 'shop', which to me means something smaller and more homely. No, they are more akin to warehouses, or 'stores'... distribution centres...:shrug:

Or Supermarkets


 lol   You do realise you're (see what I did?) grandad probably ranted on about that term in his day..."when did the word 'supermarket' become acceptable - grrrr!" :)
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2012, 10:49:34 »
Arrgh Lads Lads! Don't get me started, if my high horse gets any taller I'll be needing a spacesuit!

I work at a College, you should see and hear the "yoof" we deal with every day. I tried hard not to become a cynical, bitter and twisted moaning old fart, but, lo and behold...its just too damned late.:angry-screaming:

Loving the thread by the way...   :soap:

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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2012, 11:37:46 »
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Loving the thread by the way...   :soap:

I may have to scrap the V-Strom bias and just rename the site  :grin:
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2012, 11:39:37 »
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Each month, I chose something different to rant about ( just trying to restrict my grumpiness..).
This month, I berate anyone who says "PIN number", either say "PIN" or if you need to utter the word
"number" out loud, you could always say "PI Number"! Having read the above, I'm wholeheartedly on
my ex-wife's side for divorcing me...

Brilliant  :text-goodpost:

I'm enjoying this
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2012, 12:42:48 »
Why is a NI Number called a number when it contains alphabetic characters?
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Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2012, 14:22:42 »
Why are service intervals so stupidly short on my new Strom?

I've had it 9 weeks and done 8,000 miles - why the hell should it need serviced every month? I know that's an unusual mileage but it shows up how farcical the situation is. My brother's Triumph does 12,000 miles between services!