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

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

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227bhp

8,727 posts

69 months

Tuesday 14th May
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People who only buy lettuce when the sun shines.

Shopping last night, Supermarket totally cleaned out of lettuce because of the weather, 'kin idiots.

SGirl

7,773 posts

202 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Clients who demand that I PROVE I have more than five years' experience of my field, despite the fact I'm a documented member of a couple of organisations, both of which you can only join if you have more than five years of experience. And who demand to see my degree certificate "as required by our ISO certification". I suppose my degree certificate awarded in 1990 trumps my own ISO certification, does it?

Apparently so. furious

They then have the cheek to come back and ask for a reference from any of my clients that I've been working with for more than five years. I'm a freelancer, I work with lots of clients. All of whom are busy and don't want me to be booked up when they come to me with work to be done. Why would they give me a reference? I'm sure they would if I asked, but I know they'd be concerned about the amount of time I'd be booking up if they did.

In short: people who ask stupid questions because of their ISO certification, without bothering to just engage a couple of brain cells and work out that it's obvious I've actually been in business for considerably more than five years.

Edited by SGirl on Tuesday 14th May 12:10

Shakermaker

8,515 posts

41 months

Tuesday 14th May
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smartypants said:
Yeah don't have too much of a problem on my mobile, possibly only once a month. But when working from home, I was getting 2-3 a day on the landline. I tried the TPS, bought a phone that could block nuisance numbers, tried everything - to no avail. So unplugged it and binned it. That worked smile
Its great, in the UK, any nuisance number that tries to call me I can block on my mobile with just a couple of calls.

Sky Shield on my phone also works fine, in that people who aren't on the list have to say who they are before the call.

It did throw my wife a bit the first time it was activated, when my Dad called up and she answered to "Hello, this is Sky Shield, "Prince Phillip" is trying to call you, to accept press 1 to block press 2"


Clockwork Cupcake

59,912 posts

213 months

Tuesday 14th May
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SGirl said:
Clients who demand that I PROVE I have more than five years' experience of my field, despite the fact I'm a documented member of a couple of organisations, both of which you can only join if you have more than five years of experience. And who demand to see my degree certificate "as required by our ISO certification". I suppose my degree certificate awarded in 1990 trumps my own ISO certification, does it?

Apparently so. furious

They then have the cheek to come back and ask for a reference from any of my clients that I've been working with for more than five years. I'm a freelancer, I work with lots of clients. All of whom are busy and don't want me to be booked up when they come to me with work to be done. Why would they give me a reference? I'm sure they would if I asked, but I know they'd be concerned about the amount of time I'd be booking up if they did.

In short: people who ask stupid questions because of their ISO certification, without bothering to just engage a couple of brain cells and work out that it's obvious I've actually been in business for considerably more than five years.
Totally. yes

I had one client ask for my National Insurance number. Initially because they claimed it was the law. Then when I asked them to show which law it was, they then said it was their guidelines.
I then pointed out to them HMRC's guidelines on who you should reveal your NI number to, and they weren't any of them as they weren't my employer and they weren't a government organisation, and they would be in breach of the Data Protection act by storing it.

At that point they conceded that perhaps they didn't need my NI number after all. smile

Edit: Oh, and whilst we're at it, agencies and clients who demand to know the rate you have charged for previous contracts. That's commercially-sensitive information and none of your business.



Edited by Clockwork Cupcake on Tuesday 14th May 12:38

CC07 PEU

1,220 posts

145 months

Tuesday 14th May
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All this office chat around Game of Thrones. Get over it. IT'S fkING st!
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smartypants

39,878 posts

110 months

Tuesday 14th May
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I really like GoT, but it's not discussion worthy material. Some people enter into a discussion of an episode as if it's an event of historical importance.




nonsequitur

8,782 posts

57 months

Tuesday 14th May
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227bhp said:
People who only buy lettuce when the sun shines.

Shopping last night, Supermarket totally cleaned out of lettuce because of the weather, 'kin idiots.
Lettuce examine the facts. Salad = warm weather. Salad = sitting outside in the garden. Does not really go with overcast, threatening skies. So said green leafy stuff sells out on a sunny day.

RC1807

8,040 posts

109 months

Tuesday 14th May
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CC07 PEU said:
All this office chat around Game of Thrones. Get over it. IT'S fkING st!
What's Game of Thrones?


None of my colleagues seem to watch it, or if they do, they keep quiet about it. smile





RizzoTheRat

17,847 posts

133 months

Tuesday 14th May
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CC07 PEU said:
All this office chat around Game of Thrones. Get over it. IT'S fkING st!
Get this in our office with Football.

As for game of thrones, when the new series started there was a stream of people on Facebook proudly declaring they don't watch it. Whoopdyfkingdo, congratulations on being in majority of about 7 billion peeple.

RizzoTheRat

17,847 posts

133 months

Tuesday 14th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
peeple.
And another thing that annoys me, Swypes ability to make stupid spelling mistakes that I don't spot straight away!

Cotty

33,488 posts

225 months

Tuesday 14th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
Get this in our office with Football.
I need one of these but changed to I did not watch football

MartG

14,018 posts

145 months

Tuesday 14th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
CC07 PEU said:
All this office chat around Game of Thrones. Get over it. IT'S fkING st!
Get this in our office with Football.

As for game of thrones, when the new series started there was a stream of people on Facebook proudly declaring they don't watch it. Whoopdyfkingdo, congratulations on being in majority of about 7 billion peeple.
Ah yes - the people who label a TV series as st without ever seeing it, yet happily bleat on ad nauseam about 22 grown men kicking a ball around a field frown

NoVetec

9,488 posts

114 months

Tuesday 14th May
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smartypants said:
I really like GoT, but it's not discussion worthy material. Some people enter into a discussion of an episode as if it's an event of historical importance.
We're here today to commemorate the Red Wedding...

nonsequitur

8,782 posts

57 months

Tuesday 14th May
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MartG said:
22 grown men kicking a ball around a field
Marto, I'm sure that your favourite sport, if any, can be reduced to one hackneyed, sentence.redcard

Edited by nonsequitur on Tuesday 14th May 18:50

gothatway

1,942 posts

111 months

Tuesday 14th May
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nonsequitur said:
Marto, I'm sure that your favourite sport, if any, can be reduced to one hackneyed, sentence.redcard
That would be a good - or more likely bad - topic for a thread in its own right. I'd start with rallying (in the motorsport sense).

Clockwork Cupcake

59,912 posts

213 months

Tuesday 14th May
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gothatway said:
That would be a good - or more likely bad - topic for a thread in its own right. I'd start with rallying (in the motorsport sense).
Motorsport (circuit racing) - just driving round and round in circles. smile


Edited by Clockwork Cupcake on Tuesday 14th May 19:35

Turbotechnic

533 posts

17 months

Tuesday 14th May
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227bhp said:
When the gas runs out of the aerosol before the content does.
Always WD40.

MartG

14,018 posts

145 months

Tuesday 14th May
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nonsequitur said:
MartG said:
22 grown men kicking a ball around a field
Marto, I'm sure that your favourite sport, if any, can be reduced to one hackneyed, sentence.redcard

Edited by nonsequitur on Tuesday 14th May 18:50
That would apply to anything which some people like but others don't

nonsequitur

8,782 posts

57 months

Tuesday 14th May
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MartG said:
That would apply to anything which some people like but others don't
Sport is the most common for insults, from those who don't like sport. That's fine, but let us get on with our obsessive and slavish behaviour when discussing our teams.

Those who don't like sport= trying to find something to do on saturday afternoons.

gothatway

1,942 posts

111 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
gothatway said:
That would be a good - or more likely bad - topic for a thread in its own right. I'd start with rallying (in the motorsport sense).
Motorsport (circuit racing) - just driving round and round in circles. smile
Indeed, many in the rallying fraternity do tend to look down on "roundy-roundy" - but presumably there is some insult applied to rallying ?
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