Little things that irritate you

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by jastons » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:06 pm

^ That is funny as f*ck and what you deserve for being Spurs :lol:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by BARKING IRON » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:06 pm

Seeing someone in a supermarket having a long chat with them saying bye then bumping into them down the next aisle for the witty 1 liner.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Whitters » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:08 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:
Sileage or rapeseed does it for me... absolute nightmare. Constant sneezing and running nose. Eyes stinging too sometimes. Funny thing is, I never had hay fever until I moved to Kent.

I've had hayfever every summer since the age of 5 (lived in Kent too but I don't think it's linked!), and I'm in my late forties now.

A couple of years ago I went for an allergy test where they put 30 or so pricks of different allergens in the skin of your inside forearms and leave you there for 15 minutes and see what reacts and swells up. It must have been the longest 15 minutes of my life as I couldn't scratch the itches.

Turns out it was a strong reaction to grass pollen as I suspected, moderately to cats, and very slightly to dogs - luckily our dog is a breed that is good for allergy sufferers. Everything else was fine.

I started a 3 year programme of desensitization injections, one injection a week for the first 2-3 months, then one per month for the next 3 years. This summer, so about half way through the programme, I've not had to take a single antihistamine tablet, when it is normally one or two per day. I wish I'd done it years ago as May to July used to be miserable.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by vietnammer » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:27 am

Never had any allergies thank goodness but when I lived down West Cornwall, even in Penzance the pollen at soilidge (aaaarrr) cuttin' toime was so severe I couldn't wear contact lenses cos it'd stick to the lenses and itch like crazy. I wore a hole in a soft lens one day from rubbing my eye.

My Mum had it terrible and it's a real affliction.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Greatest Cockney Rip Off » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:25 am

Whitters wrote:I've had hayfever every summer since the age of 5 (lived in Kent too but I don't think it's linked!), and I'm in my late forties now.

A couple of years ago I went for an allergy test where they put 30 or so pricks of different allergens in the skin of your inside forearms and leave you there for 15 minutes and see what reacts and swells up. It must have been the longest 15 minutes of my life as I couldn't scratch the itches.

Turns out it was a strong reaction to grass pollen as I suspected, moderately to cats, and very slightly to dogs - luckily our dog is a breed that is good for allergy sufferers. Everything else was fine.

I started a 3 year programme of desensitization injections, one injection a week for the first 2-3 months, then one per month for the next 3 years. This summer, so about half way through the programme, I've not had to take a single antihistamine tablet, when it is normally one or two per day. I wish I'd done it years ago as May to July used to be miserable.
That's interesting. I've heard of these tests so may well have to try one.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Whitters » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:32 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:
That's interesting. I've heard of these tests so may well have to try one.
It's well worth it. My 8 year old daughter was sneezing a lot and for a long time and so we did this for her too (actually on reflection that was the longest 15 minutes of my life - trying to get her to sit still and not scratch the itches). Thankfully everything turned up negative for her and so it was just a persistent cold.

They test for lots of different things, including grass, tree and rapeseed pollen, house dust and mites, fungal air spores, different animals, some food types, etc. It's very thorough.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:56 am

Doing a job that I enjoy and have done for 20yrs, but working for a company that is absolutely dogshit.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by sendô » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:03 pm

Working in what must be London's crappest, most decrepit and badly maintained office, with no aircon and shockingly bad toilets.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by wolf359 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:50 pm

Virgin sodding media - they have to be the worse company in the UK

Firstly their now annual £3.50 increase

More - for reasons unknown to me my £18 a month loyalty discount has been removed (I've been a customer since 2003) this is not the first time they have done this.

More so my £32 a month Broadband only service has risen to £74! (yes £32+£18 =£74)

There is more, I have spent the best part of 12 hours today trying to get in touch with them. Two phone lines (my own mobile and work line). Online chat on my work PC and mobile and later my home PC.

Nothing. Most of the time you cannot get through, if you do the automated number system disconnects and on the one occasion I got beyond that I was told all the lines are busy please phone tomorrow.

I've left them a snotty message on twitter and will try again tomorrow, if it is the same then the ombudsman will get an email. It is 2019 we should have 24/7 online service.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by sendô » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:18 am

wolf359 wrote:Virgin sodding media - they have to be the worse company in the UK
Yes, yes they are.

When I was with them paying £88 p/m, I phoned to cancel. One of their phoneline twunts offered me half price for 3 months to stay on. I asked him if this meant I would be under contract. Twunt assured me no contract. Roll on 3 months, price goes back up, I phone to cancel, Virgin tell me I'm under contract and have to buy said contract out.

In the end I bought myself out, and will never ever go back. Terrible, terrible company.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by S-H » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:43 am

Herpes

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by sendô » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:48 am

Small people - usually women - with umbrellas.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Monkeybubbles » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:53 pm

The vet.

"I have no idea what is wrong with your cat's eye but she does seem to be in a lot of distress. Give me £350 and go away now".

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Sauce! » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:08 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:The vet.

"I have no idea what is wrong with your cat's eye but she does seem to be in a lot of distress. Give me £350 and go away now".
£350 is a lot of money for a cat scan.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Monkeybubbles » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:17 pm

Sauce! wrote: £350 is a lot of money for a cat scan.
*APPLAUSE AND HOOTING*

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by bondsbootlaces » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:21 pm

jastons wrote:^ That is funny as f*ck and what you deserve for being Spurs :lol:
I’d just come back from Watford away couldn’t be further from Spurs if I tried really. Mild concussion in this weather has not been great.

In other annoying things, patio furniture. We’ve got a decent bit of decking in the garden and decided to get some furniture for it. Since the day it arrived I’ve not been able to walk near it without smashing my toe on one of the poxy chairs.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by BARKING IRON » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:39 pm

Blokes from Billericay, Alan Pardews the lot of em

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:00 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:The vet.

"I have no idea what is wrong with your cat's eye but she does seem to be in a lot of distress. Give me £350 and go away now".
We had a sick pig - We'd only had her a week , our other pig [ her sister ] had been with us for two months so the sick pig must have been ill when we got her - She was in a very bad way when I found her and called the Vet to come and have a look - The Vet was busy with cows for most of the day but arrived when I was at work , by the time she came the pig was dead - left me a note - ' Pig dead ' along with her bill .
Anyway , that'll teach you to dig up valuable guides for safe night time motoring , hope you put it back .*



* Sorry , best I could come up with .

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Hammers Dad » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:45 pm

S-H wrote:Herpes
Why has this been ignored?

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Samba » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:12 pm

S-H wrote:Herpes
Hammers Dad wrote:Why has this been ignored?
Been hoping it would go away..

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