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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
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    What's irritating you VI
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
    What's irritating you VI 23rd Jun 17 at 7:20 AM
    Haven't even got out of bed yet and I'm irritated.
    -The badly behaved cat peed in the laundry basket so all my summer clothes have had to go back in the wash and I'll have to wear jeans today.
    -I've pulled a muscle in my leg and have to drag it behind me, quasimodo style
    -OH ate all the bread so I can't have toast for breakfast
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 30th Nov 17, 1:12 AM
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    Videogames not having instruction booklets anymore. In particular assassins creed origins. They have changed the game a bit compared to previous games. Most of the time i dont have a clue what i am doing.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 30th Nov 17, 8:22 AM
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    Wizard of Id
    Trump - why does this country even talk to that idiot?
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 78.7
    Total so far - 530.8
    • Judi
    • By Judi 30th Nov 17, 10:22 AM
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    I cant find my white phone cable.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • colinw
    • By colinw 30th Nov 17, 10:57 AM
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    I cant find my white phone cable.
    Originally posted by Judi
    It is down the side of the sofa!
    • Sad. Sack
    • By Sad. Sack 30th Nov 17, 1:16 PM
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    Sad. Sack
    Backache .
    • Judi
    • By Judi 30th Nov 17, 1:24 PM
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    Judi
    It is down the side of the sofa!
    Originally posted by colinw
    No thats the long black one.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 30th Nov 17, 1:49 PM
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    Trying to get a window cleaner to come and do my windows. How hard can it be, you might ask?
    Well, they won't agree to come and wash your windows without first giving you a quote, and to give you a quote they need to come and look at your windows and confirm that they are, in fact, windows.
    To do this you need to arrange a time for them to drop by when you'll be home, so you can let them through the house to see the windows at the back. This is a very complicated thing to arrange, on account of you having to go out to work and being unable to wait in your house for days on end because "Dave usually does your area on a Wednesday or thereabouts, so could perhaps drop by sometime between noon and the rapture".
    Then finally you manage to get a quote, after someone who may or may not be a window cleaner, might be an opportunistic burglar turns up unexpectedly when you've just got out of the shower. He looks at the windows, says "yeah it'll be £12" which makes this whole quoting exercise seem utterly futile. Quote me £15! Quote me £20! At those prices who's going to quibble over paying a few more pounds?
    You then need to arrange a time for Dave or 'one of the lads' to come back to actually do the deed, which is rife with difficulty, on account of a world wide squeegee shortage and Mick's driving ban.
    Eventually you agree, they will be round first thing tomorrow...but what time is first thing??
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 30th Nov 17, 1:58 PM
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    joansgirl
    Trying to get a window cleaner to come and do my windows. How hard can it be, you might ask?
    Well, they won't agree to come and wash your windows without first giving you a quote, and to give you a quote they need to come and look at your windows and confirm that they are, in fact, windows.
    To do this you need to arrange a time for them to drop by when you'll be home, so you can let them through the house to see the windows at the back. This is a very complicated thing to arrange, on account of you having to go out to work and being unable to wait in your house for days on end because "Dave usually does your area on a Wednesday or thereabouts, so could perhaps drop by sometime between noon and the rapture".
    Then finally you manage to get a quote, after someone who may or may not be a window cleaner, might be an opportunistic burglar turns up unexpectedly when you've just got out of the shower. He looks at the windows, says "yeah it'll be £12" which makes this whole quoting exercise seem utterly futile. Quote me £15! Quote me £20! At those prices who's going to quibble over paying a few more pounds?
    You then need to arrange a time for Dave or 'one of the lads' to come back to actually do the deed, which is rife with difficulty, on account of a world wide squeegee shortage and Mick's driving ban.
    Eventually you agree, they will be round first thing tomorrow...but what time is first thing??
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    And the solution to this is....do them yourself, like I do

    Seriously, many years ago I had problems with window cleaners and got so sick of it I started doing them myself and have continued to do them every 6 weeks since.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    Finito
    • helcat26
    • By helcat26 30th Nov 17, 5:18 PM
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    This is the bathroom. Under the bath, the sink and behind the loo was all boxed in and tiled over. Problem is you couldn't get the boxing in off without smashing the tiles off. So now I have the time to sort it I've taken it all off and changed it to tongue and groove panels so they are easy to take out if required. But I wanted to paint them the same colour as the door and windowsill which is "Willow", a green paint. But as usual B&Q have stopped stocking it.

    However, they did have emulsion in the same colour so inspiration has struck, I am going to try doing the panels in a colour wash so the grain of the wood shows but they will still have a bit of colour to them.

    Watch this space
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Try eggshell? Similarly water resistant but more colours available.
    Or better still paint a willow mural behind the loo in the style of William Morris, in case Papa Donnajunkie comes around and needs something to amuse him while chucking up?
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 30th Nov 17, 6:26 PM
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    My irritation: my Windows 7 system runs Avast! Free Anti Virus and the program updated to the latest version last weekend.

    Now it pops up a "PC Health" ad thing, which I can deal with for free with CCleaner and Defraggler (both by Piriform).

    Avast: do me a favour, just make an antivirus program and stop bolting all this other !!!!! onto it!
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    Married to an immigrant.

    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 30th Nov 17, 6:46 PM
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    Silly one but advert on tv with a "nerd" who looks more like a male model with stereotypical hair and clothes or in other words a hipster pretending to be a nerd.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 30th Nov 17, 8:02 PM
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    My irritation: my Windows 7 system runs Avast! Free Anti Virus and the program updated to the latest version last weekend.

    Now it pops up a "PC Health" ad thing, which I can deal with for free with CCleaner and Defraggler (both by Piriform).

    Avast: do me a favour, just make an antivirus program and stop bolting all this other !!!!! onto it!
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    AVG are as bad, after using them for as long as I can remember I'm very tempted to uninstall and find an alternate antivirus program.
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 30th Nov 17, 9:29 PM
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    Sam Fallow
    AVG are as bad, after using them for as long as I can remember I'm very tempted to uninstall and find an alternate antivirus program.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    I ditched both Avast and AVG some time ago and now use Panda. It too constantly pops up ads for the never ending 20% off for an upgrade.
    I don't like morning people. Or mornings. Or people.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 30th Nov 17, 9:43 PM
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    The building control officer.
    So my client has paid the council £800 for the privilege of a completion certificate when we finish and presumably some peace of mind. To day I ring him to discus a technicality I have, with a workable solution. Reaction. " To busy to come out, get a structural engineer report ". Well what the f**k was the £800 for you robbing fu**ers, besides we need to get on with this today.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 30th Nov 17, 10:40 PM
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    I ditched both Avast and AVG some time ago and now use Panda. It too constantly pops up ads for the never ending 20% off for an upgrade.
    Originally posted by Sam Fallow
    If you subscribe you dont get ads. Dont subscribe, you get ads. They need to make money somehow i guess.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 30th Nov 17, 11:24 PM
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    If you subscribe you dont get ads. Dont subscribe, you get ads. They need to make money somehow i guess.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    I can accept that, the irritation is the increasing frequency and intrusiveness of them. I've had the free version of AVG for at least 15 years, it's only the past year or so they ads have started to annoy me.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 1st Dec 17, 3:17 PM
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    I am thinking I might be irritated at Vision Express taking over the Tesco in store opticians as it means less choice. I used to be able to get quite a cheap eye exam from Tesco's and then was able to buy lenses at a decent price from them online, I am sure that will all change with Vision Express.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 1st Dec 17, 6:23 PM
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    I can accept that, the irritation is the increasing frequency and intrusiveness of them. I've had the free version of AVG for at least 15 years, it's only the past year or so they ads have started to annoy me.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    I only use a free one on my phone. Always had a paid for one on pc. Less than £20 for a year usually as you can buy the previous years version and use the code on the latest version. I get kaspersky usually. I made the mistake of going back to norton last year and it was terrible.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 1st Dec 17, 7:23 PM
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    Buying something on amazon from what I thought was a European country only to find that it's actually from China. I wouldn't have bothered if I'd known it was going to be shipped all that way. Still waiting for it to arrive.. last time I checked the item was in Singapore!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 1st Dec 17, 7:25 PM
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    It annoys me 2hen the spell checker just gives up on me and suggests nothing took a while to get close enough to Persians erm persirant no perserant oh !!!!!! perspirant
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