Things that annoy you beyond reason...(Vol 5)

Things that annoy you beyond reason...(Vol 5)

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kowalski655

7,736 posts

80 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Cold said:
/Unzips/
Now we know how the centimetre was discovered

kowalski655

7,736 posts

80 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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glenrobbo said:
alorotom said:
addsvrs said:
My Vito. Had a nice helpful "driving bulb fail" on the dashboard...
Not an Audi is it by any chance??
Yes, one of those very common Audi Vitos. rolleyes

OP, I believe Halfords are not too keen on changing headlight bulbs on Renault Meganes either.
They did mine when I had it-it ate bulbs for fun, but there was a lot of swearing involved. They usually got the guy with the tiniest hands...Donald Trump would be good at that!
The ads do say certain models are excluded, so they dont spend all day taking the car apart to change a bulb.
It really should be law that bulbs can be swapped with no tools in 5 minutes if a car is allowed to be sold!

Henners

9,424 posts

131 months

Sunday 10th December 2017
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talksthetorque said:
Cold said:
glenrobbo said:
scratchchin I wonder where the imperial measurement of the "foot" was derived from?
/Unzips/
haha. Cold has zip up shoes.

Haha.

Someone wears spaz-boots.


Felters

568 posts

136 months

Sunday 10th December 2017
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kowalski655 said:
They did mine when I had it-it ate bulbs for fun, but there was a lot of swearing involved. They usually got the guy with the tiniest hands...Donald Trump would be good at that!
The ads do say certain models are excluded, so they dont spend all day taking the car apart to change a bulb.
It really should be law that bulbs can be swapped with no tools in 5 minutes if a car is allowed to be sold!
I guess LED's sort all that out - but why can't we have lenses that are screwed in like the "good old days"? My old Defender and BMW 1100GS were so easy to change bulbs on.

nonsequitur

7,220 posts

53 months

Sunday 10th December 2017
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kowalski655 said:
Cold said:
/Unzips/
Now we know how the centimetre was discovered
When Cold is cold, things shrink. grumpy

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deeen

5,038 posts

182 months

Sunday 10th December 2017
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V8mate said:
Christmas.
Yellow card - it's perfectly reasonable to be annoyed by Christmas.

deeen

5,038 posts

182 months

Sunday 10th December 2017
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jas xjr said:
ambuletz said:
One thing I don't get is people who after having a baby decide to be weird about their photos.

Some people are fine posting a picture. however some are like 'if you want a picture message me!'


then there are others who will post photos of their baby but obscure their face. I have 1 person on instagram who posts several photos a week of their baby and what they're up to with it. they've post a photo with their head cut off. or with the head facing away from the camera. it's really odd. even with videos, they'll only post a video that's showing the back of their head.
because pdf files.
what do they do when they take the baby out?
Cut the cord and wipe off the mucus?

g3org3y

12,906 posts

128 months

Sunday 10th December 2017
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It is snowing heavily here in Essex.

I have winter tyres for the BMW.

Problem is, the tyres are in Hertfordshire.

That is not very helpful.

grumpy

V8mate

41,450 posts

126 months

Sunday 10th December 2017
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g3org3y said:
It is snowing heavily here in Essex.

I have winter tyres for the BMW.

Problem is, the tyres are in Hertfordshire.

That is not very helpful.

grumpy
My son, who lives in Essex, but is currently in Hertfordshire with his BMW, has decided not to risk driving home.


I'm sure there's on of those fox, chicken, seed, boat, farmer puzzles in the offing here...

RizzoTheRat

17,452 posts

129 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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kowalski655 said:
It really should be law that bulbs can be swapped with no tools in 5 minutes if a car is allowed to be sold!
The inconsistency between cars from the same manufacturer is bizarre too. I have an Octavia, it takes about 20 seconds to pop the entire headlight assembly out meaning changing front bulbs is really easy. However apparently the Supurb is an absolute nightmare to change bulbs,

Fastdruid

5,621 posts

89 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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My neighbour, who has cleared his drive and half of the road outside his house of snow... by dumping it either side. So he's left two banks either side blocking the pavement, in the road and blocked in my car.


This may or may not work...


I'm tempted to clear the road by dumping it in a ridge across his driveway...

Bobberoo99

5,750 posts

35 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Fastdruid said:
My neighbour, who has cleared his drive and half of the road outside his house of snow... by dumping it either side. So he's left two banks either side blocking the pavement, in the road and blocked in my car.


This may or may not work...


I'm tempted to clear the road by dumping it in a ridge across his driveway...
Is he mentally impaired? How stupid/ignorant/arrogant do you have to be to think it's clever to pile snow up in front of someone's car??

yellowjack

11,090 posts

103 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Fastdruid said:
...I'm tempted to clear the road by dumping it in a ridge across his driveway...
Please do it! And post photos of the result! thumbup

I get sick and tired of my stupid/ignorant neighbours when it snows. They are stupid (and selfish) enough to drive away over the virgin snow. It's fine for the first few cars, but then everyone else is left to battle their way over solid ice where they've compacted the snow.

It's lunacy really. Snow is very easy to clear from the road with a snow shovel and a stiff brush, and I have a bag of grit/salt to put down after it's clear. Ice, on the other hand, is a PITA to remove once it's compacted, and needs hacking away with a metal spade.

It's only me, and one other neighbour who'll get out there and try to keep things clear. The rest of them just twitch their curtains while trying to make like they're not at home. The sad thing is that out of 18 houses, only two are households where all the occupants are elderly or otherwise incapable of assisting ALL OF US to get out of the street.

g3org3y

12,906 posts

128 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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V8mate said:
g3org3y said:
It is snowing heavily here in Essex.

I have winter tyres for the BMW.

Problem is, the tyres are in Hertfordshire.

That is not very helpful.

grumpy
My son, who lives in Essex, but is currently in Hertfordshire with his BMW, has decided not to risk driving home.


I'm sure there's on of those fox, chicken, seed, boat, farmer puzzles in the offing here...
hehe

Europa1

7,311 posts

125 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Great Northern.

I could just leave it at that really, but a few specifics:
- the ongoing annoyance of the much vaunted 'new' trains they introduced (as in new to Great Northern), which, on rush hour services, have about 140 seats less than the trains they've replaced. Which drooling, inadequate, slack jawed spacktard signed off on that as as idea?
- the fact that the automated announcement is still staying "Welcome aboard this [pregnant pause because they haven't programmed in the name] service to London Kings Cross", despite the fact that the last station at which people boarded was 20 minutes ago; and
- the information screen is inviting me to check the Southern Rail website for Christmas timetables for the Cambridge-Kings Cross route.


SlimJim16v

1,960 posts

80 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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Bigknob said:
These days I am a company director
Said with no hint of irony or sarcasm. fk me, I bet even my window cleaner is a company director, as are most of the self importwunt knobs on Facebook.

Clockwork Cupcake

58,167 posts

209 months

Monday 11th December 2017
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SlimJim16v said:
Said with no hint of irony or sarcasm. fk me, I bet even my window cleaner is a company director, as are most of the self importwunt knobs on Facebook.
If your window cleaner is operating a Limited Company then of course they are a company director. As is anyone for whom it makes sense to operate through one. Doesn't make them a self-important knob.


Bobberoo99

5,750 posts

35 months

Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
SlimJim16v said:
Said with no hint of irony or sarcasm. fk me, I bet even my window cleaner is a company director, as are most of the self importwunt knobs on Facebook.
If your window cleaner is operating a Limited Company then of course they are a company director. As is anyone for whom it makes sense to operate through one. Doesn't make them a self-important knob.
Well said!! Anyway don't you need to drive an Audi/Merc/BMW to be a self important knob!?!?!?

smartypants

37,728 posts

106 months

Tuesday 12th December 2017
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I lost the new thread, I wondered what happened to all you miserable buggers!

Anyway, WTF is this new tradition that seems to have cropped up all over the place?




V8mate

41,450 posts

126 months

Tuesday 12th December 2017
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smartypants said:
I lost the new thread, I wondered what happened to all you miserable buggers!

Anyway, WTF is this new tradition that seems to have cropped up all over the place?



I think that's a marker for a visiting hitman, so he gets the right house. Or possibly an open wifi connection.