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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
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    What's irritating you VI
    • #1
    • 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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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 22nd Sep 17, 5:47 PM
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    Language barrier perhaps. Although yeah they canít stop snapping with a camera. I have been on a bus in the lakes flying along going over bumps and they try and take photos of the scenery through the dirty windows.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Mrs MbW has a habit of taking photos out of plane windows when it's coming into land (or taking video since she got her smartphone).
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 22nd Sep 17, 5:50 PM
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    The keypad on ios11 seemingly wanting to turn certain letters into a number. In particular it loves making the letter e into a 3.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Ah, so your iPhone is translating everything you type into l33t speak (aka leet speak)
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 22nd Sep 17, 6:05 PM
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    Ah, so your iPhone is translating everything you type into l33t speak (aka leet speak)
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    Dads ipad, letters often become numbers and a often becomes @. I see they are attributed to the same key as the letter they replace. Could I be doing something wrong? Canít see what.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 22nd Sep 17, 6:12 PM
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    Forgive me if I'm wildly out of step, but I've just heard of a "push present" or gift on the birth of a child. Usually of the luxurious sort, by the very rich to their significant others.

    I'm torn between wondering is this just wildly misplaced & naive jealousy (possibly on the journalists' side) or frankly full-on ridiculous - does any male believe that some exotic bauble is "worth" 9 months of pregnancy, plus labour, plus getting your figure back to some semblance of not-pregnant?

    I'm not really in any position to grouse - I am the very lucky possessor of three additional wedding rings (as well as three glorious sons) as my hands would swell with each pregnancy (& I'd engraved the first "maternity ring" with the newborn's initials & date of birth) so "had" to get a ring to wear as you Do still get looks with bare fingers & a bump - and you Notice those when the hormones are raging.

    Just if anyone called them "push presents", I'd be somewhat peeved & anyway the timing's completely off.
    Strange universe...
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 22nd Sep 17, 6:41 PM
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    Forgive me if I'm wildly out of step, but I've just heard of a "push present" or gift on the birth of a child. Usually of the luxurious sort, by the very rich to their significant others.

    I'm torn between wondering is this just wildly misplaced & naive jealousy (possibly on the journalists' side) or frankly full-on ridiculous - does any male believe that some exotic bauble is "worth" 9 months of pregnancy, plus labour, plus getting your figure back to some semblance of not-pregnant?

    I'm not really in any position to grouse - I am the very lucky possessor of three additional wedding rings (as well as three glorious sons) as my hands would swell with each pregnancy (& I'd engraved the first "maternity ring" with the newborn's initials & date of birth) so "had" to get a ring to wear as you Do still get looks with bare fingers & a bump - and you Notice those when the hormones are raging.

    Just if anyone called them "push presents", I'd be somewhat peeved & anyway the timing's completely off.
    Strange universe...
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Never heard of push presents.

    I know that some people get a piece of jewellery to commemorate the birth, but I don't I personally know anyone who has.

    Push present is a rather ugly name for it anyway.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 22nd Sep 17, 7:16 PM
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    Hello fellow irritated people, I'd not realised there was a thread devoted to lifes mundane annoyances, sorry for starting a similar thread in the DT, I'll let that one die slowly and refocus my efforts here now!
    Originally posted by JasonLVC
    Good. Good.
    You have made the right decision.
    I think you will be happy here.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    I am hoping Chump and the rocket man see this and realise differences can be overcome and we can all live happily together

    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 22nd Sep 17, 7:22 PM
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    Spoons, coffee, tea, sugar, ect.

    How civilized are you lot. 30 Years on building sites, and you pour coffee straight from a jar, sugar from a bag and stir with a pencil, Stanley knife, 4" nail or maybe just not bother.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 22nd Sep 17, 8:38 PM
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    I originally posted this on the Random Annoyances thread, but then decided it was more hardcore than a random annoyance, so have reposted it here................





    Or polluting perfectly good coffee with (blahugh) sugar.as someone who doesn't take sugar, I can detect one grain of the sickly stuff in a cup of coffee.

    However, the real hanging/drawing/quartering offence is using the same knife to get butter from the butter-dish and the jam-jar.

    Butter in the jam is as equally yuk as jam in the butter.

    Actually, this is more than a random annoyance, so I shall repost it on the Irritations thread!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    How civilized are you lot. 30 Years on building sites, and you pour coffee straight from a jar, sugar from a bag and stir with a pencil, Stanley knife, 4" nail or maybe just not bother.
    Originally posted by ceredigion

    Actually, when I worked in a warehouse, it was compulsory to stir your brew with a pencil. Mainly 'cos the spoons were always stuck to the table *shudder*
    TBH, pencil stirred made the tea taste better. I recommend it.
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    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 23rd Sep 17, 10:32 AM
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    Never heard of push presents.

    I know that some people get a piece of jewellery to commemorate the birth, but I don't I personally know anyone who has.

    Push present is a rather ugly name for it anyway.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    It's another Americanism being brought to our shores.

    And apparently, over the Pond, American mums to be expect a fairly decent value present (they were talking about it on our local radio station a few months ago).
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • dontone
    • By dontone 23rd Sep 17, 10:39 AM
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    It's another Americanism being brought to our shores.

    And apparently, over the Pond, American mums to be expect a fairly decent value present (they were talking about it on our local radio station a few months ago).
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    That's what I thought when I read it. American stuff that we really don't need to import.
    It's bad enough with Trick or Treat, Prom, baby showers and I've seen photos that parents on FB put on of their kids a couple of months ago celebrating their 'graduation' from year 7
    Absolutely no need for it. Especially 'Prom' 'cos its one of those things where some kids miss out due to the ridiculous costs involved. What happen to the school disco? 25p to get in, everybody wears their best jeans and trainers
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    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • DoubleDoors
    • By DoubleDoors 23rd Sep 17, 10:50 AM
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    Push presents?? As if 'baby showers' weren't bad enough! And what happens if the sprog comes out the front door so to speak and there's no pushing involved..
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 23rd Sep 17, 11:31 AM
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    Push presents?? As if 'baby showers' weren't bad enough! And what happens if the sprog comes out the front door so to speak and there's no pushing involved..
    Originally posted by DoubleDoors
    A slice present?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 23rd Sep 17, 5:27 PM
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    Bet there's no double up for twins either.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 23rd Sep 17, 6:24 PM
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    At the minute I am irritated that this beautiful planet we live on is being put at risk by a small bunch of bonehead ignorant leaders who seem to be having their own who can !!!! up the wall the highest competition, can we not just send them to an island somewhere and gives them clubs and let them do the fighting themselves, the rest of us can then get on with our lives.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 23rd Sep 17, 6:32 PM
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    Neighbours' bratty screaming kids have been irritating the farquin life out of me for five s0ddin' long hours skating, screaming, shouting, squabbling, all in a tiny space, tops of their screechy voices, incessantly .... luckily ... it's just all gone quiet .... and I just want to scream from the windows at the top of my voice "I thought you'd NEVER FARQ OFF!"

    Maybe I need a helium balloon with a horrid clown face on it .... and go up to their bedroom windows at 2am and get it to "tap" on their window until I can hear them screaming blue murder.... then scuttle off and let the parents get some payback.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 23rd Sep 17, 6:35 PM
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    At the minute I am irritated that this beautiful planet we live on is being put at risk by a small bunch of bonehead ignorant leaders who seem to be having their own who can !!!! up the wall the highest competition, can we not just send them to an island somewhere and gives them clubs and let them do the fighting themselves, the rest of us can then get on with our lives.
    Originally posted by colinw
    Well they're either having a !!!! up the wall the highest competition or it's a !!!! measuring competition.

    Either way, we're screwed....
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 23rd Sep 17, 6:57 PM
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    At the minute I am irritated that this beautiful planet we live on is being put at risk by a small bunch of bonehead ignorant leaders who seem to be having their own who can !!!! up the wall the highest competition, can we not just send them to an island somewhere and gives them clubs and let them do the fighting themselves, the rest of us can then get on with our lives.
    Originally posted by colinw
    Oh that is soooooooooo wanted!
    Better still, put them in a bunker with a time bomb set to go off in 15 hours if they don't come to a binding agreement.



    Neighbours' bratty screaming kids have been irritating the farquin life out of me for five s0ddin' long hours skating, screaming, shouting, squabbling, all in a tiny space, tops of their screechy voices, incessantly .... luckily ... it's just all gone quiet .... and I just want to scream from the windows at the top of my voice "I thought you'd NEVER FARQ OFF!"

    Maybe I need a helium balloon with a horrid clown face on it .... and go up to their bedroom windows at 2am and get it to "tap" on their window until I can hear them screaming blue murder.... then scuttle off and let the parents get some payback.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    Oh, Pastures, I soooooo do wish you'd do that!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 23rd Sep 17, 8:58 PM
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    I must stop reading articles about criminals on trial, it takes 9 months for them to get to court, they are found guilty and then the judge says to come back in a month for sentencing so that reports can be taken into consideration
    Why don't they do the reports while waiting for the trial to begin and save the time, if the defendant is found not guilty then throw the report on the fire.
    What's in these reports that they take a month to compile anyway?
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 23rd Sep 17, 9:17 PM
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    Person on Freegle that I had offered an item to that they were requesting not even bothering to reply to my message
    and another one that had offered something I wanted so I replied to them saying that I was interested and could collect at a time to suit them, they have not replied either
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • Judi
    • By Judi 23rd Sep 17, 9:24 PM
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    Judi
    What started off as a nice thought became anything but..
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
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