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What's irritating you VI

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • Wizard_of_IdWizard_of_Id
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    Dog has been playing up something rotten today, chasing and barking at everything that moves, even worse if it has wheels or a tail :mad:
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    The hype concerning a certain football match is starting to irritate me, it is just a game of footy :cool:
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    colinw wrote: »
    The hype concerning a certain football match is starting to irritate me, it is just a game of footy :cool:

    I'm still debating whether to watch some of the match or to have my regular afternoon nap. I'm verging towards the nap. If England do win, then tonight's match will be of interest. If they don't win, then I won't really have missed anything anyway .....
  • GloomendoomGloomendoom Forumite
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    Downstairs loo floor is half an inch deep in water with no obvious cause. At least, I hope it's water.

    Groan.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Downstairs loo floor is half an inch deep in water with no obvious cause. At least, I hope it's water.

    Groan.

    "If it's yellow, let it mellow ...."
  • ZincoZinco Forumite
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    Downstairs loo floor is half an inch deep in water with no obvious cause. At least, I hope it's water.

    Groan.


    If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be sure to wipe the floor.
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    Zinco wrote: »
    If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be sure to wipe the floor.

    Half an inch deep.
    Maybe an elephant?
  • GloomendoomGloomendoom Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    Half an inch deep.
    Maybe an elephant?

    I think I'd have noticed an elephant in the downstairs lobby, even with its feet painted yellow. Mind you, it's not that far fetched judging from the jungle noises that were going on all night.


    Anyway, I found the leak and a repair is in progress. I'm relieved as initially I thought I was going to have to dig up the (concrete) floor.
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  • FrogletinaFrogletina Forumite
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    I have an instant access Isa which I use as a flexible Isa and have transfers set up for when I am away on holiday (Tuesday, for a month) to ensure everything runs smoothly.

    Last week I went to another bank to transfer some of this money to a fixed rate Isa. I checked everything was ok this morning, and to do a small transfer, and have found out that instead of the amount I requested to be transferred over to the fixed rate Isa, they have requested the full balance so my instant access Isa is empty!!!

    It will be Monday before their Isa department is over and they have agreed that if I go to the branch on Monday then they will agree to do a faster payment transfer for me (up to £1500) and waive any fees normally incurred. Then they can sort out the transfer of the excess funds back to my instant access Isa.

    Not happy as the last thing I need to do is go into town on Monday as I will be doing last minute packing etc, so although I had to agree to do this, I asked for compensation. They said this will be agreed if they find that they have made the error....and not the other bank which misread their request...

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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    I think I'd have noticed an elephant in the downstairs lobby, even with its feet painted yellow. Mind you, it's not that far fetched judging from the jungle noises that were going on all night.


    Anyway, I found the leak and a repair is in progress. I'm relieved as initially I thought I was going to have to dig up the (concrete) floor.

    I once had a hot water leak under my concrete kitchen floor. I was with Homeserve at the time (no longer!) and they said the kitchen floor had to come up. Then they said they wouldn't do it because the kitchen cabinets had to come out, and they wouldn't risk being liable for any damage to them.

    Panic at the cost, upheaval and mess. :(:(:(

    The engineer who serviced my boiler came and said he could run a new section of hot water pipe from the adjacent dining room (which had floorboards) into the kitchen on the floor surface under a bank of cabinets, where it wouldn't be seen, and up into the sink.

    A fraction of the cost, no mess, no disruption.

    What a difference in the attitude, though.
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