Craig Strongman

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If they are guilty (and who knows?) they've got to maintain the pretence for the rest of their lives. I've read all the theories and some do have plausibility. I doubt the case is worth throwing any more money at.

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We are constantly reminded about clean air and pollution. We have congestion charges and now there is talk about fining people for keeping car engines running in traffic queues. All important issues needing to be addressed but why do they just hammer the car drivers? On two consecutive days at the same railway station a train that was not next to a platform was running its engine for about 20 minutes and making a great deal of noise, particulate pollution and carbon dioxide. It is one rule for public transport and another for us. 

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3 hours ago, BilboroughShirley said:

why do they just hammer the car drivers?

 

Because they can! We are just cash cows and they will milk us for all they can get. When cars take control and there is no more revenue from speeding fines, they will simply draft a new law and off we go again..

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Look at parliament street since they banned cars its twice as bad now with endless lines of buses when you think the average worker works one week a month for nothing with taxation to keep our representatives in the style to which they have been accustomed  We are the only employers who have no control over what we pay our employees They are clearly above the law We could do with another Cromwell  meeowed

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I agree with you Brew about the cash cows. Parking charges and parking fines also rip off the motorist. Sainsbury's in town has now put up cameras and limited parking to 2 hours with no return within an hour. I can see why they have done this. The pay and display car park opposite is now being built on: retirement flats with little or no parking! They fine you £70 if you overstay in the supermarket now or go back within an hour. So if you forget something from your shopping then the best bet is to go to Morrisons. I prefer them anyway!

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Even our local Aldi are doing it so in the spirit of 'stick in your ear' I stopped going there.

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Our local Aldi and Tesco have dropped their parking limit to 1 1/2 hrs.  This has come about due to tourists parking their car and bussing down to Brighton, Eastbourne etc. Was talking to a car park officer in Sainsburys, Haywards Heath and he told me of a car which had two weeks of parking tickets on it due to the owner parking up and buggering off to Spain for a fortnight. Not only did he go over the two hour limit, but did it for fourteen days !!! Would've loved to see his fines !!

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20 hours ago, BilboroughShirley said:

why do they just hammer the car drivers?

 

Don’t worry, when all the green crap kicks in everyone’s gonna get hammered.

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37 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Not only did he go over the two hour limit, but did it for fourteen days !!! Would've loved to see his fines !!

 

I think maybe it would only count as one offence providing the car didn't move.

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They need to get the inspectors round to Tesco's at Top Valley, where all the chavs in their clapped out BMW's, Suburu's and Zafiras park on the chevrons, the bus pull in, the set down only area, the double yellows outside the ATM's. If they've got new cars, then they straddle the white line, thus making it nigh on impossible for others to park in busy times of the day. 

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The sub titles on TV, if available, are of a dismal quality. Incorrect words are some times funny but usually quite annoying. I don't think that any of the program producers check that the sub titles are functional. Simple things like the sub titles superimposed on score lines in sport. Snooker, cycling and footy are all as bad. There are huge gaps in the commentaries that leave me guessing what went on. What really annoys me is that pre recorded shows have not been corrected for these errors. I can understand that some stuff is lost in live sport and news items but things like sport highlights, where the footage has been condensed and monitored should surely have had the sub titles sorted out? :angry2:

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2 hours ago, Brew said:

 

I think maybe it would only count as one offence providing the car didn't move.

The parking officer told me it had been treated as 14 different offences. B.

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2 hours ago, FLY2 said:

They need to get the inspectors round to Tesco's at Top Valley, where all the chavs in their clapped out BMW's, Suburu's and Zafiras park on the chevrons, the bus pull in, the set down only area, the double yellows outside the ATM's. If they've got new cars, then they straddle the white line, thus making it nigh on impossible for others to park in busy times of the day. 

That's consideration for you Fly.

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Picked my 2 Daughters up from Manchester Airport late last night and was charged £4.50 for the privilege. WHY?  Is access to the Airport grounds not covered in the overall cost of the girls holiday charge. At one time you were allowed 30 free minutes to make a pick up, which I thought fair and appropriate.No longer,you are now obliged to use the official Car Park and are charged the £4.50 to get out. Up to a few months ago drop off was free. Again no longer. You are now channelled into a selection of drop off points and then forced into one lane at the end of which is a charge point, another £4.50. To add insult to injury the girls bought 2 pints of beer prior to boarding the plane and were charged £13. You couldn`t make it up. I could write at length about the Sign Posting at the Airport, which is adequate in day light and useless at night, a situation exacerbated by constant layout changes and impatient Taxi Drivers who sit on your tail. I hate the place!

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East Midlands is much the same and when you get inside it's like a big supermarket When you're through that section and no longer a potential customer they treat you like cattle.

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Manchester Airport is probably the worst in the country, other than Stanstead. I'll never use either again. 

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Mandarin oranges that each have a sticker on that says "seedless" and when you eat them they are full of seeds. I had one segment today that had 4 seeds in. There was only one segment that did not have any seeds in. Seedless my ar$e!

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I bet that gave you the pip!   :happy:

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GRRRRRRRR! Visitors who can't eat this and won't eat that - then you go to a lot of trouble to cook a feast of things they can/will eat.....they go out and then come back two hours after the time THEY set for it to be ready. THEN they start telling you how you should go about reheating it all  because you are doing it wrong! Lose my temper with them? I told them to keep their opinions to themselves in MY kitchen. I was angry.

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That's a good point, DB. I have thought of this and they seem to occur after a cheek or lip bite injury but also when building up to more visitors.  I get quite stressed around groups of people.

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Went for my usual mornnig bike ride and found that the stupid tw*t who dumps his takeaway boxes and Red Bull tins out of his car at the weekends has struck again but this time not just a single can and box.....there is a pile of Red Bull tins and empty fag packets all dumped in a passing place on one of the single track roads where I usually spot the cast out stuff. I've reported the tipping to "Dumb Dumpers" and it will be removed tomorrow but the point is that every Caithness household has recycle bins that take everything in the pile - so why go to the trouble of dumping in the countryside when you could tip it at home?! Some people should be eliminated! 

 

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Update to the above: Had an email from the Highland Council thanking me for letting them know about the dumping. They will clean up the site within the next few days. I have written to the locl paper and includded a photo of the incident. I have also made it clear that the bill for the clean-up is to be borne by the council and that next time the council make cuts, he/she (The dunmper) will have done more than their share to cause those cuts.

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Cheap and ill fitting toilet seats really bug me. Had a recent short break in a suite in a lovely hotel in Carmarthen. Everything you could wish for was there, but oh dear. It was really spoiled by a wonky cheap plastic seat. You'd be amazed at the stuff I bought on eBay, when the seat continually slipped to the right, and my finger pressed the wrong button !

Then a couple of days later, whilst travelling from there to Dorset, I stopped at a nice restaurant for a meal. I went to the loo before leaving, and lifted the lid. It wouldn't stay up, so I lifted the seat, and likewise, it kept dropping down. As a last resort, I  sat on the seat, with the lid pressing into my back. Most uncomfortable to say the least. 

Then while in the depths of Wilts / Dorset, I encountered those appalling tin bowls with little bits of rotting wood on the top. Hovering was the only answer !

Oh to be home with my nice plush one !

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FLY, do you always order stuff from eBay while on the loo?  Or have I misunderstood your post?

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