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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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    • colinw
    • By colinw 7th Jul 17, 5:42 PM
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    I'm tired and grumpy and I want to go home and eat pizza in my pyjamas but I'd made plans to go out tonight and I'll look like an anti-social !!!!! if I cancel.


    Edit: I can't believe the swear filter is editing out '!!!!!', it's not even a real word. Now I'm irritated by the swear filter.


    Edit edit: and how does 'Twazzock' get through, if '!!!!!' is blocked? Where's the logic?!
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Is Latey MacFace going?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 17, 5:51 PM
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    In 30 Days of Night, the vampires want to eat a load of folk, yet there's gallons of blood all over the place. They can't be that bloomin' hungry if they leave half of it on the ground, up the walls, etc. I really want their mums to turn up and give them a speech about the starving vampires in Africa.
    Originally posted by Penitent





    Do you know, I woke up this morning from a dream that left me pretty depressed for most of the day....... it's only really just worn off now, but reading that has put paid to any remnants of that depressed feeling!
    You slay me, Penitent, you really do!




    Perhaps the vampire mums also say " You're not having your black pudding until you've eaten all your human!"
    "If you're too full up with human, then you can't still be hungry for black pudding!"
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 7th Jul 17, 5:55 PM
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    A lovely day out ruined by being stuck on the M69 for almost 2 hours and not moved.

    Multiple vehicle crash as four vehicle recovery trucks have gone past with ambulances and traffic management cars

    No idea how long more we have to wait
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 7th Jul 17, 6:34 PM
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    Most folk were just desperately trying to cope with having too much to do and not enough hours in which to do it. The NHS seem to like hiring folk on 20 hr contracts, but still expecting them to do the work of someone working full time.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    And they take out their (understandable) resentment and frustration on the patients, - who do not choose to be there and who are not to blame for the fact that these people's working conditions are so poor.
    Altogether a very toxic environment.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 7th Jul 17, 7:25 PM
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    Masonry drills
    Why is it that they never cut a hole the right size unless you use one a size smaller because you know if you use the correct size drill the hole will be too big
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 17, 7:28 PM
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    Masonry drills
    Why is it that they never cut a hole the right size unless you use one a size smaller because you know if you use the correct size drill the hole will be too big
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I noticed that too, but I think it might be because the rawlplug is bigger than the screw that goes into it.

    Or something.

    (I don't really know what I'm talking about!)
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 7th Jul 17, 7:35 PM
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    I noticed that too, but I think it might be because the rawlplug is bigger than the screw that goes into it.

    Or something.

    (I don't really know what I'm talking about!)
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    What happens is that the hole is too big for the rawlplug to grip when the screw is screwed in
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 17, 7:50 PM
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    What happens is that the hole is too big for the rawlplug to grip when the screw is screwed in
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Are the drill bits in old money, perhaps?



    Ooh! Just thought! Is your house quite old? I've noticed than in my old and crumbly house, the drilled holes are bigger due to it being crumbly. When I was in a newer house, it didn't happen so much!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 7th Jul 17, 8:07 PM
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    Masonry drills
    Why is it that they never cut a hole the right size unless you use one a size smaller because you know if you use the correct size drill the hole will be too big
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    What happens is that the hole is too big for the rawlplug to grip when the screw is screwed in
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I've had this exact problem today, but it was a pre-drilled hole. The blind in the loo fell down and it was because the drill hole was too big for the rawlplug. I have hopefully solved it by shoving a load of filler in the hole then pushing the rawlplug into the filler.

    Time will tell. Watch out for the headline: West Berkshire woman killed by falling blind!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 17, 8:14 PM
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    How about a bigger rawlplug and a bigger screw?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 17, 8:15 PM
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    Like this?


    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 7th Jul 17, 9:18 PM
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    Bl00dy DIYers.
    5.5mm drill bit, red plug. 8 gage screw.
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 7th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
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    A lovely day out ruined by being stuck on the M69 for almost 2 hours and not moved.

    Multiple vehicle crash as four vehicle recovery trucks have gone past with ambulances and traffic management cars

    No idea how long more we have to wait
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    At least you'll get home eventually, maybe some of those involved in the crash won't be so lucky. I'm a bit of a moaner but you're really lacking any compassion with this post.
    Last edited by minimad1970; 07-07-2017 at 9:37 PM.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 7th Jul 17, 10:09 PM
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    At least you'll get home eventually, maybe some of those involved in the crash won't be so lucky. I'm a bit of a moaner but you're really lacking any compassion with this post.
    Originally posted by minimad1970
    I was typing this on the motorway. Fortunately, no-one has died.

    What was annoying is my Dad's sat nav plans routes on live traffic information and chooses the least busiest routes and wasn't mentioned on traffic news on the radio until we were stuck.
    • gonebust
    • By gonebust 7th Jul 17, 10:13 PM
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    I was typing this on the motorway. Fortunately, no-one has died.

    What was annoying is my Dad's sat nav plans routes on live traffic information and chooses the least busiest routes and wasn't mentioned on traffic news on the radio until we were stuck.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    I don't think you get it still

    You got home

    Alive

    A tad incovienced perhaps, but you are alive and kicking

    Perhaps a count your blessings thread may be of use
    • dontone
    • By dontone 7th Jul 17, 10:35 PM
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    The last couple of days worth of 'Dontone's irritations'

    The pill*ck who almost took my front end off at the Town End roundabout by cutting in front of me, then while coming off the next roundabout to go into the supermarket roundabout, almost caused a concertina effect behind him by braking sharply just so a little old lady could cross the road. He was one of those who also parks as close to the door as possible to avoid walking. It's driving he should avoid
    The usual chestnut of people hogging cashpoints by using several different card to withdraw £10 a time
    And finally, the binman who qualified for the 'Brain Of Britain' award this morning by attempting to empty one grass bin into another one (instead of wheeling both a whopping 3 metres to the back of the lorry) and failing miserably. Thus leaving a huge sod of grass outside my garden gate - that I had to sweep up. I hope he heard me telling him what a great job he did. If I had have done that in front of a Council official, I would have gotten a fine for littering. No wonder the place is a poop-hole. They don't care anymore.
    Grumbles over - Carry on.
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 7th Jul 17, 11:09 PM
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    The person I had coffee with today starting to shout and swear at me simply because I had a different view on which bus to catch to my next destination. I finished my drink and said I think I will go now.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 7th Jul 17, 11:46 PM
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    Is Latey MacFace going?
    Originally posted by colinw
    Oh no, McLateface doesn't socialise, he has to be home before nightfall or he'll turn back in to a Commodore 64.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 8th Jul 17, 6:48 AM
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    One of those horrible families that live near me, played loud music until about 12:50am this morning. They have been playing music past 11pm - the legal time during the warm days. Today was the longest. They don't work and don't understand that not everyone has today off.

    I will complain to their HA about them. Also may use the opportunity to inform of their children's vile behaviour such as swearing at us and blocking the road with their bikes etc. It's going to get worse as they finish school on Thursday and hardly go out apart from my road.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 8th Jul 17, 10:06 AM
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    What is really getting my goat at the moment is when you've bought the same item for years, it works, it's fab, and then the manufacturers "improve" it. And it's then rubbish.
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    "Improved recipe"

    2 words to strike terror into the heart of the average shopper

    What it usually means is that they have found a cheaper way to make something or cheaper ingredients (or both) and it gives them an excuse to put the price UP
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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