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Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:09 am
by trsullivan
Rule #1 obtains. I cannot say that which I so greatly desire to say.

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:17 pm
by exHowfener
An everyday conundrum:

You have a cat, your neighbour does not have a cat. Your neighbours front lawn is covered in cat poo. Your approach is:

1) Their garden = their problem
2) Probably another cat from another street
3) Yeah, it's my cat but cats are free spirits (just like me! :) ) so what can you do?
4) Sorry about that, I'll sort it out.

Of course I made answer No.4 up, you will never hear those words.

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:57 am
by village
We do not have a cat. I have waged a war against the furry gits for years. At its worst I could be removing 5 or 6 new piles of poo every couple of days from the front lawn. It was so bad that when the kids were little we couldn’t let them play on the front lawn due to the amount of cat poo.
Over the years I have tried everything you can suggest to dissuade the poo-ninjas apart from rigging automatic shotguns to motion sensors.
I realise that cats just do what they want but hearing cat owners trot out the usual comments is irritating. I was chatting to one of the neighbours who’s cat definitely used our lawn as a litter tray and they had the same view..”they just go where they like so on that basis you can’t really complain”. I mentioned then that based on that I would come over and drop one on their front lawn when I felt like it...surely they couldn’t complain? 8)
The situation has improved over the last 6 months or so to the point where I might only have to clean up one or two poos a fortnight. I heard on the street grapevine that a couple of cats had died about 6 months ago. You’ll have to forgive the celebrations.

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:48 am
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Perfectly good YouTube watch reviews ruined by presenters/reviewers/influencers with whining voices, who haven’t bothered to learn to pronounce the names of the watches they are reviewing properly. :explode:

“You-liss Nardeen”…I’m looking at you! :evil:

PS. Do please remember this is a no-reply thread. If you want to talk about the quality of YouTube reviews and reviewers I’m perfectly happy to start another thread.

PPS. Just doing it now! :D

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:59 am
by tikkathree
"Modern" EBay. I accept that I'm a tight old git but big fees AND two clear days before payment is passed to my bank account? Grr.

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:15 pm
by kiter65
Ebay sellers....who state ‘any questions feel free to asked’ then don’t reply to your messages, you are selling a valuable watch, surely you expect potential buyers to ask questions, just bloody reply to their questions or do you have something to hide ](*,)

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:44 pm
by Richard D
Wow I’m popular today, call from HMRC, National Insurance and the Royal Mail all advising me of fraudulent activity. It’s lovely that all these lovely people care so much about me. Unfortunately, me being a nasty person, I’ve hung up on them. 

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:05 pm
by missF
Right. I just got over a 12 day migraine. It was ****, but blissful when it ended. Today I caught up with a friend and we sat in the sun and blethered and caught up. It was fab. Then, about an hour ago, I got neck pain, head pain, and the nausea turned itself on like a light switch. I got myself home, swallowed some meds, and I’m back in the dark with a screaming head hoping it’ll all go away.... Last week in the middle of the 12 day migraine my GP spoke to a neurologist. What I’m looking at now is something called Chronic Daily Migraine. Apparently intermittent migraine can sometimes go rogue, and end up with chronic migraine more days than not. I’m flippin furious! I wish I could swear properly on this thread!!


Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:08 pm
by magicman
To the person, who parked out from the kerb, with there wheels turned out, adjacent to the traffic Island.
Worse drivers than me may Clip that wheel and write off your car, you plum ! And you deserve it.


Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:49 pm
by jkbarnes
Why the f*** does my ex ask me to split the cost of EVERY. SINGLE. DIME she spends on my son?! Isolated expenses, like let’s say braces, I could understand. But a haircut?! You want $15 from me to cover half the cost of a haircut?! OFFS!

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:54 am
by village
Night shift.

Git of a neighbour who knew I was up all night working and then proceeds to switch on every power tool he owns,and in particular an incredibly noisy saw, at 930am.

(I use earplugs as I don’t expect the world to stop just because I’m trying to get some sleep but no earplug in the world was going to cope with this.)

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:40 pm
by Thermexman
Haven’t seen my parents since Dec 2019 as they live 150 miles away and…well, you know, there’s been a pandemic thing going on.

I’ve now got 4 days off and we’ve decided to go up and visit them. Unfortunately, due to my wife’s schedule, Tues is the only day she can do.

She suggested that she creates an afternoon tea to take up for us all to enjoy as being as my folks are 80 and not in the best of health, going out isn’t something they’d be happy doing.

I just phoned them and made the suggestion.

Yes, Tues is okay but a neighbor is taken them to ‘have their feet done” so can we make it after 1pm? Yep, fine!

My sister will be home from work at 5:30 and has to wash her prison uniform and freshen up before coming into contact with my folks. Yep, fine!

Mum will be cooking a dinner for them all because said sister, will only have had a sandwich at work. Owing to my mum having suffered a stroke in 2018, deviating from this regular routine, will stress her out too much so dad suggested perhaps we just have a coffee with them and maybe we could bring a cake? Yep, fine!

“Your not upset are you?” says dad. No, it’s fine says I. See you on Tues.

Ten mins later, dad rings back and says that he told Mum & Sis our plans about an afternoon tea and they said it would be lovely thanks? He then put mum on, who promptly said “it’d be lovely but none of us would have had much for lunch so a dinner would be better, especially for Sis who’s been at work all day”. “ I haven’t got anything to give you though as we don’t do our shopping until Thursday” (They don’t have transport and rely on Sis)

“Okay” says I. “How about a compromise?” I’ll get us all fish & chips”.

Apparently, Sis can’t eat fish & chips, Indian or Chinese because of IBS and she doesn’t like pizza. Ok, fine!

Coffee & a cake it is then. I’m sure the 300 mile round trip will ensure it’s the best coffee & cake I’ve eaten since, well, the last time we visited them!

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:42 pm
by Richard D
As today temperatures reached 32C, why do some idiots think it’s smart to take their dogs out in the midday sun? Don’t they realise the harm they are causing? Clearly not because when I challenged one such idiot today, all I got back was #*@+ off.

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:32 pm
by Dickchins
Another parking point that does my pickle in completely is people who double park on a narrow terraced street like mine and refuse to put their car up the kerb. (Usually the same turds who leave their wheel turned out).

Today was karma x1000. Small fire at the end of the street. No biggy, but it began to catch at one of the garden fences, then the washing went up, then spread to the house.

Fire plod turned up and couldnt get through due to mr or mrs turd and having no joy quickly knocking on a few houses, proceeded to ram said turd mobile out the way to get to the fire.

Had our differences with them lot when I was in the cops but by christ they dont muck about!

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:00 pm
by Scrogg