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

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

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FourWheelDrift

75,971 posts

222 months

Thursday 10th January
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Non-centred stickers on PC cooling fans.

V8mate

41,662 posts

127 months

Thursday 10th January
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FourWheelDrift said:
Non-centred stickers on PC cooling fans.
There's a dealership group in this area called Glyn Hopkins - they offer various marques in several towns - which means that you'll regularly be sitting behind a car they supplied in traffic.

Somehow, every - single - one of their external boot stickers is applied wonky. It would drive me mad if I'd shelled out for a new car only to have them ruin it [/OCD] with their ineptitude. And it's enough to ensure that I would never set foot in one of their dealerships.

Pistonheads: Detail matters.

Balmoral

31,466 posts

186 months

Thursday 10th January
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Stickers that don't peel off easily, but have to be soaked, scratched and piggled bit by bit then the glue removed by solvent.

yellowjack

11,257 posts

104 months

Thursday 10th January
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V8mate said:
MartG said:
Ebay buyers who seem to think the Post Office is open 24/7 - purchase made Saturday evening, complaint received Monday afternoon that it hadn't arrived...
When I place an order with Amazon on a Saturday, it arrives Sunday lunchtime. You need to get your logistics sorted out hehe
Just this week my son bought a Nintendo Switch direct from Nintendo UK.

He got up after 9 am, checked his banking app to see that a cheque had cleared, then ordered the item with some accessories. Almost immediately he had a message saying they'd "try to deliver today around 12 noon". By 10.15 am a Hermes courier was stood at the front door handing over a cardboard box, and within 90 minutes of placing his order my boy had unboxed the console and was setting it up to play.

Overnight delivery indeed?

"You need to get your logistics sorted out hehe "

wink

Clockwork Cupcake

58,641 posts

210 months

Thursday 10th January
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V8mate said:
There's a dealership group in this area called Glyn Hopkins - they offer various marques in several towns - which means that you'll regularly be sitting behind a car they supplied in traffic.

Somehow, every - single - one of their external boot stickers is applied wonky. It would drive me mad if I'd shelled out for a new car only to have them ruin it [/OCD] with their ineptitude. And it's enough to ensure that I would never set foot in one of their dealerships.

Pistonheads: Detail matters.
Back in the late 80's / early 90's my dad brought a brand new TVR 400SE from a dealer. Into the narrow rear window of the convertible hood they had placed a dealer sticker so large that it was about 80% of the height of the screen, and centred. This meant it completely obscured the driver's rear vision through the rear view mirror.

My dad demanded it be removed or he would reject the car as not fit for purpose.

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V8mate

41,662 posts

127 months

Thursday 10th January
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
V8mate said:
There's a dealership group in this area called Glyn Hopkins - they offer various marques in several towns - which means that you'll regularly be sitting behind a car they supplied in traffic.

Somehow, every - single - one of their external boot stickers is applied wonky. It would drive me mad if I'd shelled out for a new car only to have them ruin it [/OCD] with their ineptitude. And it's enough to ensure that I would never set foot in one of their dealerships.

Pistonheads: Detail matters.
Back in the late 80's / early 90's my dad brought a brand new TVR 400SE from a dealer. Into the narrow rear window of the convertible hood they had placed a dealer sticker so large that it was about 80% of the height of the screen, and centred. This meant it completely obscured the driver's rear vision through the rear view mirror.

My dad demanded it be removed or he would reject the car as not fit for purpose.
Don't blame him.
Not quite as impressive a ride, but the rear window on Lady V8's recent Auris acquisition is really tiny (height-wise). The dealer had stuck their sticker in that too, and it took up the top quarter of the glass, completely removing the view of anything more than directly behind you.

We did the British thing: didn't moan, and I did the honours with a hairdryer hehe

deeen

5,053 posts

183 months

Thursday 10th January
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
What a wonderful bird is the pelican; its beak can hold more than its belly can.

silly
My eyes can hold more than my belly... although about 20 mins and a glass of red usually resolves the mismatch!

DavieW

218 posts

46 months

Thursday 10th January
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V8mate said:
There's a dealership group in this area called Glyn Hopkins - they offer various marques in several towns - which means that you'll regularly be sitting behind a car they supplied in traffic.

Somehow, every - single - one of their external boot stickers is applied wonky. It would drive me mad if I'd shelled out for a new car only to have them ruin it [/OCD] with their ineptitude. And it's enough to ensure that I would never set foot in one of their dealerships.

Pistonheads: Detail matters.
Similar thing with Arnold Clark numberplates - the majority are fitted wonky.

nonsequitur

7,606 posts

54 months

Thursday 10th January
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Langweilig said:
But...BUT! Oh dear me! There was some stupid git in front of me who insisted upon causing a delay for myself and others with his seemingly unending conversation with the receptionist.



Crusty pizzas.
Don't be too harsh on them, I believe that this is a medical condition.



Rostfritt

2,176 posts

89 months

Friday 11th January
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DavieW said:
Similar thing with Arnold Clark numberplates - the majority are fitted wonky.
I do find their bright yellow window stickers really ugly and would remove it if I had a car from there. In fact I would remove any dealer sticker if I had one as I don't want to be their billboard.

I have seen the odd number plate without a space in the middle. If I had that I would reject it as it would be an MOT failure. I am currently considering whether to get a new plate just to have the blue EU/GB strip, but maybe after I renew my passport before they make them blue.

smartypants

38,418 posts

107 months

Friday 11th January
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Having to ask people who owe you money to pay you.


had ham

3,431 posts

121 months

Friday 11th January
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V8mate said:
There's a dealership group in this area called Glyn Hopkins - they offer various marques in several towns - which means that you'll regularly be sitting behind a car they supplied in traffic.

Somehow, every - single - one of their external boot stickers is applied wonky. It would drive me mad if I'd shelled out for a new car only to have them ruin it [/OCD] with their ineptitude. And it's enough to ensure that I would never set foot in one of their dealerships.

Pistonheads: Detail matters.
I have bought many cars from said Dealer Group and have always insisted on non-fitment of that badge or a window sticker - not just because they're always fitted wonky, but because they look really st, too.

Turbotechnic

464 posts

14 months

Friday 11th January
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had ham said:
V8mate said:
There's a dealership group in this area called Glyn Hopkins - they offer various marques in several towns - which means that you'll regularly be sitting behind a car they supplied in traffic.

Somehow, every - single - one of their external boot stickers is applied wonky. It would drive me mad if I'd shelled out for a new car only to have them ruin it [/OCD] with their ineptitude. And it's enough to ensure that I would never set foot in one of their dealerships.

Pistonheads: Detail matters.
I have bought many cars from said Dealer Group and have always insisted on non-fitment of that badge or a window sticker - not just because they're always fitted wonky, but because they look really st, too.
Haha. Many years ago I worked for an independent bodyshop which was Nissan approved and so we did the majority of Glyn Hopkins sales and insurance work. I'd noticed the dealer badges were always on the piss on pretty much every Glyn Hopkin car that came in and mentioned it to the parts delivery driver in conversation once. He said it was a group thing among the techs to see who could get away with putting on wonkiest badges.

Cobnapint

6,567 posts

89 months

Friday 11th January
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had ham said:
I have bought many cars from said Dealer Group and have always insisted on non-fitment of that badge or a window sticker - not just because they're always fitted wonky, but because they look really st, too.
Agreed. AC dealer stickers ruin the look of any car.

Cotty

33,280 posts

222 months

Friday 11th January
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smartypants said:
Having to ask people who owe you money to pay you.
Having to ask for anything back. Lent a memory stick to someone a couple of months ago, reminded them a few times but still not returned. I am not worried about the costs as its peanuts but its just the principal.

Usget

4,766 posts

149 months

Friday 11th January
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smartypants said:
Having to ask people who owe you money to pay you.
That's not "beyond reason", it's bloody reasonable to be annoyed about this.

People who "forget" that they owe money make me apoplectic.

The Don of Croy

4,726 posts

97 months

Friday 11th January
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Usget said:
smartypants said:
Having to ask people who owe you money to pay you.
That's not "beyond reason", it's bloody reasonable to be annoyed about this.

People who "forget" that they owe money make me apoplectic.
+1

Just been paid for November's work (invoice presented 30 Nov), ten days late. This is after they get to question my timings and extract a half day credit within 7 days of invoice presentation - all to keep us within contracted terms, the same effing contract that states payment will always be wothin the month following. The golden rule, alive and well.

Oakey

23,700 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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When your other half utterly refuses to believe you about something.

Mrs had a mobile tyre fitter come and change some tyres on her car yesterday, tried to go out in it this morning and came straight back saying "It's making a weird noise now, it gets worse the faster you go".

So I go out, drive it up and down the street and check all the wheels and find one where the tyre fitter has applied new wheel balancing weights and double stacked them. They're scraping on the brake caliper every time the wheel rotates. This is clearly obvious by the fact the new weights now have red paint scraped all over the top of them.

I tell her what the problem is and shortly after her mother comes round, at which point I hear her telling her mother "I don't know what it is but it sounds horrible".

I TOLD YOU WHAT IT IS!



nonsequitur

7,606 posts

54 months

Friday 11th January
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Oakey said:
When your other half utterly refuses to believe you about something.

Mrs had a mobile tyre fitter come and change some tyres on her car yesterday, tried to go out in it this morning and came straight back saying "It's making a weird noise now, it gets worse the faster you go".

So I go out, drive it up and down the street and check all the wheels and find one where the tyre fitter has applied new wheel balancing weights and double stacked them. They're scraping on the brake caliper every time the wheel rotates. This is clearly obvious by the fact the new weights now have red paint scraped all over the top of them.

I tell her what the problem is and shortly after her mother comes round, at which point I hear her telling her mother "I don't know what it is but it sounds horrible".

I TOLD YOU WHAT IT IS!
To be fair to the Mrs., I would say that she was unable to explain the problem to her mother in the 'Technical' terms as you explained it to her.

Oakey

23,700 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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nonsequitur said:
To be fair to the Mrs., I would say that she was unable to explain the problem to her mother in the 'Technical' terms as you explained it to her.
Unfortunately not, when her mother left I said "why not just say it was something scraping against the caliper?" and she replied "how do you know? How do you know that's what the problem is?". It's almost as if she wants it to be worse than what it actually is, it can't just be something scraping against a caliper, the wheels have got to be falling off.