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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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  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Sounds like he got out the wrong side of his dog bed this morning.





    Honestly, I just want to stick my earphones in and hide, but I've got another bloody parcel due. Why do I order so much sh*te? I'm just trying to keep myself distracted (idle hands are not my friend).



    Were you actually in? Did you suggest knocking instead of taking a photo next time? ;)

    I was out sadly! it was in the days I used to get prints back off my photos, it used to mean a pain in the !!!! trip across the Tyne to go retrieve them as well
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    me! my bloody thumb hurts as I am a nail biter but worse than that I pick at the skin at the side of my thumb :eek: I have overdone it a bit the past few days and it is sore
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    I don't know where else to put this but bit of a shocking story of a 9 year old dying from Flu, you would not think it was possible for a kid that age to be killed by Flu

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-45874198

    I usually get the flu jab every year just in case....
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    That actually reminds me: when I called customer services to find out what had happened to my parcel, I told him I had no idea where the place in the photo was. He said, "Well, I'm in Newcastle, so if you don't know where it is I've got no chance!" :rotfl:

    Must be one of the big call centres that we have up here
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    It was a bit weird because the automated phone thingy told me it was putting me through to my local depot--my local depot is (I think) in Birmingham or thereabouts.

    Well the Geordie accent is supposedly one of the more popular ones I think although I quite like the Brummy one as well
  • minimad1970minimad1970 Forumite
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    I'm irritating myself, I wish my brain had an on/off switch. I live in a housing association property, the electrician's coming next week to test the electrics, it's a 10 year check up, and they've now phoned to make an appointment for a surveyor to come as we're getting a new kitchen. Whilst I'm really grateful to get this my anxiety is really bad and I've got about a million things going round in my brain.

    I'm determined to keep the appointment but I've got so many questions about how I'll manage without a kitchen for 5 days and how I'll cope with 4 strangers in my house :o
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    The 380 bus I get every night decided tonight to park on the stand used by the X20 meaning of course the Identical looking X20 was parked on the 308 stand, this idiot jumps on it, pays his fair and realises it is heading towards the Motorway rather than the normal way, just before it gets to the Motorway it stops at some lights so I rush downstairs to ask what bus it is, X20 he says and apologises for being on the wrong stand, he then did something he probably should have not and said I could jump off there, so I jump off and I am stuck in the middle of a two lane road and between me and the road is another double decker bus with a driver watching the lights and not expecting a pedestrian on his right hand side, anyway lucky for me he caught a glimpse of me just before the lights changed so I ran across in front of his bus, to say he was not impressed would be an understatement, anyway as I had then spent all my change I had to walk 4 mile home. Got home and found MSE telling me my ip was blocked :( a reboot of the router seems to have fixed that, this really is proving to be a !!!! of a week
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    My world has come to an end :eek:

    I put the spread on the wrong side of a biscuit :(
  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    colinw wrote: »
    The 380 bus I get every night decided tonight to park on the stand used by the X20 meaning of course the Identical looking X20 was parked on the 308 stand, this idiot jumps on it, pays his fair and realises it is heading towards the Motorway rather than the normal way, just before it gets to the Motorway it stops at some lights so I rush downstairs to ask what bus it is, X20 he says and apologises for being on the wrong stand, he then did something he probably should have not and said I could jump off there, so I jump off and I am stuck in the middle of a two lane road and between me and the road is another double decker bus with a driver watching the lights and not expecting a pedestrian on his right hand side, anyway lucky for me he caught a glimpse of me just before the lights changed so I ran across in front of his bus, to say he was not impressed would be an understatement, anyway as I had then spent all my change I had to walk 4 mile home. Got home and found MSE telling me my ip was blocked :( a reboot of the router seems to have fixed that, this really is proving to be a !!!! of a week

    Blimey Coley! That was awful! Poor you! And he didn't give you your money back! :(
    I hope it wasn't raining.

    How awful, though!

    Have a hug...... ((((((((((Colin))))))))))))


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  • edited 16 October 2018 at 9:07PM
    colinwcolinw Forumite
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    edited 16 October 2018 at 9:07PM
    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 :mad:
    Pyxis wrote: »
    Blimey Coley! That was awful! Poor you! And he didn't give you your money back! :(
    I hope it wasn't raining.

    How awful, though!

    Have a hug...... ((((((((((Colin))))))))))))


    You are excused all jobs this evening and tomorrow too.

    To be fair to the driver I think the fact it was partially his fault made him make a daft choice of dumping me in the middle of some Nast traffic he knew after the light as it was an express bus I would have ended up miles away, he did not really have time to refund the money, it was not a pleasant situation though :eek:

    Edit: Not sure where the Fairy Lights quote came from :cool: be nice if she returned to these parts though
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