Little things that irritate you

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by fmgod » Tue May 15, 2018 8:08 am

DasNutNock wrote:Fake Britain on BBC. Showing us lots of footage of local crime squads nicking people for selling knock off DVDs and jewellery, both very high quality. ****ing hell, have they REALLY not got better things to do with their time? Like, you know, going after proper criminals, not people making a few quid for, essentially, a non-crime.

Counterfeit DVDs? Is there really a market for them? Jeez you can download 4k movies using a mobile phone.
Agreed the problem isn't DVD's, clothes etc it's when you've got drink, cigarettes, things people consume or put on their skin etc

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by S-H » Tue May 15, 2018 8:23 am

fmgod wrote:
Agreed the problem isn't DVD's
Not so sure about that.. I've watched a few DVD's that have been harmful to my health..

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Monkeybubbles » Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 am

DrVenk wrote:Ha, interesting how we build up images of other posters' character. Would make a good thread of its own, if done with good spirits.
Locked within three posts.

Exactly the sort of idea I'd expect from someone like you.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by DrVenk » Tue May 15, 2018 9:11 am

Samba wrote: Ah, won't necessarily, solve the problem...But still carried on with his wireless, conversation, whilst casually looking around, instead of getting on with the job & f***ing off.
F*ck me, the number of aisles blocked by mini-meetings in my local store is ridiculous. "Excuse me - can I get passed?" [Receives glance of annoyance]

I think it's a question of context. The (predominantly) older ladies who do the stop and chat whilst serving are probably holding onto a sense of the local shop/store being part of a community rather than somewhere you dash into. It's social as well as commercial. Same with the dude on his phone - casually doing his shop, mingling the commercial with a bit of social.

I get all that, but these places are NOT designed to hang about in. They are not designed for browsing. They are designed to herd us in, weave us through aisles, maximise our spending, and get us out of the door as quickly as possible. Who wants to hang about in that? Even the lighting does my head in.

I didn't realise how much this bugged me. I think I am just yearning for the old independent grocery stores and bakeries which engendered a more relaxed approach to food shopping and a sense that you are going to make something rather than merely consume something. And you mingle outside these stores. All in all, a less convenient and efficient way to shop, but infinitely more pleasurable.

"Got some lovely fresh radishes and green beans in this morning squire"

"Nah sod that, I'm off to Tescies for a glow in the dark lettuce :thup: "

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by DrVenk » Tue May 15, 2018 9:14 am

Monkeybubbles wrote: Locked within three posts.

Exactly the sort of idea I'd expect from someone like you.
Yeah well that's just typical of a narrow-minded so and so like you



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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by chigwells finest » Tue May 15, 2018 10:38 am

just the amount of people who walk along , fixated to their phone screens , if only i had a mobile harpoon

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by S-H » Tue May 15, 2018 10:43 am

chigwells finest wrote:just the amount of people who walk along , fixated to their phone screens , if only i had a mobile harpoon

Even worse is the amount of people that are clearly looking at their phones whilst driving..

You see it all the time, it's shocking.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by chigwells finest » Tue May 15, 2018 10:53 am

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chigwells finest wrote:just the amount of people who walk along , fixated to their phone screens , if only i had a mobile harpoon

Even worse is the amount of people that are clearly looking at their phones whilst driving..

You see it all the time, it's shocking.


agreed , when they have it held below the window line by their thigh , i cant believe more people arent being banned , its an epidemic

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by sendô » Tue May 15, 2018 11:52 am

Almost as annoying as people who have their phones out at the dinner table.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by mushy » Tue May 15, 2018 12:12 pm

chigwells finest wrote:
agreed , when they have it held below the window line by their thigh , i cant believe more people arent being banned , its an epidemic
White Range Rover (its always white Range Rovers) going at same speed as me on A406 yesterday but drifting across into my lane, got so close it could have caused a collision, gave a toot of indignation, looked across and the driver had head down looking at phone.
And the reason they dont get nicked? There is nobody about to nick them as far as I can tell, you rarely see a road traffic police car on that stretch of road anymore. It wasnt so long ago you used to see them all the time, stopped up on those lay byes. I get the feeling they only come out now as a response to 999 calls.
That stretch of the A406 between Beckton and Ilford is a complete nightmare at weekend evenings, with what appear to be regular races up and down the road, round the Beckton roundabout (dont worry about the lights being red) and then back again.
Its also normal now to be in the fast (overtaking lane), cut right across to the slow lane, undertake as many cars as possible this way, and then cut right across to the first lane again, at speeds I would guess around the 70-80 mph mark.
They have made hay while the sun shines since they switched all the cameras off , that road is a death trap now.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by DasNutNock » Tue May 15, 2018 3:55 pm

5-0 too busy nicking people selling hooky DVDs.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Tue May 15, 2018 4:17 pm

The A406 between Edmonton and Beckton is possibly the worst stretch of road for bad driving in the South East of England.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Hammer1972 » Tue May 15, 2018 4:29 pm

Bought a pair of grey Adidas shorts from Sports Direct at lunchtime. Looked at the receipt this afternoon to check the price and it said "Adidas 3 stripe Chelsea short'

Had a minor panic as I thought I had bought some rent boys kit and thoroughly inspected them for a Chelsea badge. Turns out its just the name of that range of shorts, how bloody daft is that.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by S-H » Tue May 15, 2018 4:52 pm

Hammer1972 wrote:Bought a pair of grey Adidas shorts from Sports Direct at lunchtime. Looked at the receipt this afternoon to check the price and it said "Adidas 3 stripe Chelsea short'

Had a minor panic as I thought I had bought some rent boys kit and thoroughly inspected them for a Chelsea badge. Turns out its just the name of that range of shorts, how bloody daft is that.
Take them back!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Hemel Iron » Tue May 15, 2018 5:34 pm

It really annoys me when someone dies and people say 'xx is no age'

Firstly, sometimes I wonder what this really suggests. I saw it said when Dale Winton died at 62.

Now I guess most of us would consider that too soon to go, but at the same time it's a decent lifespan.

It still irritates me when it is said of someone in their 30's, while still true, it just seems needless to say as usually someone dying young will be in tragic, unexpected circumstances (not that any other death isn't tragic) so it almost seems pointless pointing out age when the real tragedy is the manner of death, be it an accident, terminal illness or whatever else.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Harry Hound » Tue May 15, 2018 7:30 pm

sendô wrote:Almost as annoying as people who have their phones out at the dinner table.
Or whilst being ignored at supermarket checkouts :wink:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Monkeybubbles » Wed May 16, 2018 7:51 am

Hammer1972 wrote:"Adidas 3 stripe Chelsea short'
Very poor quality for what they cost.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed May 16, 2018 8:02 am

Hemel Iron wrote:It really annoys me when someone dies and people say 'xx is no age'

Firstly, sometimes I wonder what this really suggests. I saw it said when Dale Winton died at 62.

Now I guess most of us would consider that too soon to go, but at the same time it's a decent lifespan.

It still irritates me when it is said of someone in their 30's, while still true, it just seems needless to say as usually someone dying young will be in tragic, unexpected circumstances (not that any other death isn't tragic) so it almost seems pointless pointing out age when the real tragedy is the manner of death, be it an accident, terminal illness or whatever else.
I asked the same question a couple of weeks back.

There is no set age to death as far as I'm aware, so to suggest its "no age" is a stupid comment.

Along the same line as ....... " He lost his dad last year"

He didn't, he died. He isn't lost at all.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Hammer1972 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:29 am

Monkeybubbles wrote: Very poor quality for what they cost.
I bought them from Sports Direct, I obviously wasn't expecting quality!! :D

Paid £20, looked ok for that money. Oh well...

Edit: Whoosh, I think I missed the joke...!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by claretandblue82 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:02 am

Hammer1972 wrote:
I bought them from Sports Direct, I obviously wasn't expecting quality!! :D

Paid £20, looked ok for that money. Oh well...
They won't refund you if you did take them back. You can exchange it though, once they got your money you have to something from their shop of crap!!

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