Craig Strongman

Things that pee you off

Recommended Posts

9 minutes ago, Gem said:

we live on Cow Bar bank

 

Just looked on Google and saw the 25% gradient sign, bet it's a bugger in Winter...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Gem said:

I like the pace of life here 'quiet meandering'  well most days, my aunt has lived here since 1948 when she married a local fisherman. It's very commercialised now more homes owned by outsiders than locals, we live on Cow Bar bank which being very steep puts a lot of people off visiting us but I shall be happy to spend my time here.

I know Cow bar Bank well, and have walked up it many times. A lovely place. Staithes is one of the most beautiful villages on that coast. It has become more popular because of the success of Whitby, which can be unbearably busy, so people go to Robin Hoods Bay and to Staithes instead. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Brew said:

 

Just looked on Google and saw the 25% gradient sign, bet it's a bugger in Winter...

It's a bugger in the summer as well....

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I spent a good portion of my working life underground in one sort of mine or another, mostly collieries, but I never found Boulby anymore dangerous than any of the others, probably because I was trained by the old NCB.

Each mine has it's own peculiarities, and you got used to them and paid attention to them.

Good training and safe working practices minimize most dangers, Boulby had good management while I was there, and they practiced good safety measures.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boulby Bank could be a pig in winter with snow on it, as could be Carlin Howe Bank, both pretty steep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are advertising Christmas already downunder one of the larger stores is urging you to put children's toys on lay-by now for Christmas.

Do they have lay-by in the UK? You put a deposit on an item and pay a little off regularly until paid in full and pick it up before Christmas. A bit like HP but you do not pay interest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

House guests who buy themselves beer and then stand and watch you buy the wine for dinner. The same guests who drink their beer without offering one and then drink most of the dinner wine. The same guests who walk away from the table without offerring to put their dirty pots to the sink.... and the list goes on....

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mmmmm, maybe I won't visit next time we're in the area ! LOL 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know what you mean though Compo. I once took six bottles of Newky Brown to a party. Had two myself, but the other four mysteriously vanished. Consumed by folks who had brought nothing whatsoever. Freeloaders ! One cheeky prat said there was plenty of bitter left. I replied that if I'd have wanted bitter, I'd have brought f*****g bitter ! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People that treat  your house and property as their own. Odd job done today but brought his BIL and son with him. BIL stripped off his shirt and promptly lay down on one of the loungers right next to the pool. Hand behind his neck , phone in the other.  No" can I " or "do you mind". Later I saw BIL and son perched on top of a newly built wall. I soon asked them to get down. Was really annoyed and more so my daughter who was having this work done. They were refused permission to enter the pool basically because it was maintained  yesterday afternoon and we were cleaning up. The son went in yesterday morning because his mother brought him and left him to be with his dad. Our house faces south, the sun shines there from when it rises till it sets and believe me it can get hot and no shade. So feeling sorry for him we let him enjoy himself , but thinking about if he'd had an accident who would have been responsible. He's only small and the pool is deep, good job he could swim.

No more casual uninvited visitors.

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Disgusting and disgraceful behaviour nonna. Put a stop to that immediately !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

During this hot weather, I hate seeing men in vests, with hairy backs and shoulders on view. Likewise, women in those boob tube things, with either no straps, or tiny ones. They invariably have excess flesh hanging over the top, which distorts their tattoos, and protruding flesh around the stomach area. Roll on autumn ! 

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, nonnaB said:

People that treat  your house and property as their own.

 Not many do that here nonna, at least not twice. I dislike ignorance and I'm not slow at announcing my displeasure. Next door had some building work done last year and the workmen thought the low wall on my property was just the right height for a makeshift workbench. Not only that but using a Stihl saw to cut bricks is fine and brickdust covering our cars was just 'one of those things 'cos it's what I do'. As I said he didn't do it twice...     madashell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good for you Brew, I'd have bricked the workman into the wall, using his own trowel !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These people will not be coming again. There is still work to do which should have been today and tomorrow. This chap that has done odd jobs for us before is the husband of my daughters cleaning lady. He's very thorough and tidy but yesterday my daughter was so mad that he had abused her trust and courtesy. She sent a message last night to say we would see to it that the remaining work will be done by us. His wife sent a short snapped reply saying "ok have a nice evening bye"  . This morning Deborah is still so mad that she feels like telling her she no longer needs her. She was talking to her assistant and she was saying whilst they were on holiday she asked her SIL to stay and look after the house. She did, she sent a video of a party drinking their wine and champagne, broke a couple of crystal flutes and all saying cheers.

Now that's really too much but to send a video needs some courage. Think she's still stinging from the reaction of the owners of the house.

It doesn't take a minute to ask permission. 

Brew I don't know of many people that would do something like that, people here are usually so polite. My husband says the Calabresi are the worst and funnily enough those yesterday and the party giver were both Calabresi.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone had dealings with Virgin media trying to terminate my contract for broadband appalling customer service countless attempts to get a human being on the line finally got through to head office only to be passed back to robotic numbnut I visited vic centre only to be met by the same robotic individual who informed me that I would have debt collectors at my door if I stopped direct debit After three price rises in 18 months I was paying £46 just for basic broadband nothing else I have now had to resort to a formal letter of termination by a lawyer  This company must have the most worthless customer service on the planet I wouldnt have virgin if they were giving £20 notes with it  meeowed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had an intermittent fault on my router , in the end, like you, fed up with it and listening to robots finally made  contact with a Human and despite protestations I cancelled. I looked at the alternatives, we don't have fibre in area and didn't know what to have, as Virgin when working is good. 3 days before cut off they contacted me , I played hardball , re-joined 100mps at £29 per month with a new router with telephone and all working OK. I found the best way to talk to a Human was phone with a fault go through all the press button nonsense then phone again after 30 minutes you get put through to an engineer, who will put you through to Terminations department after you insist on it. Hope that helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been with Virgin Media right back from the Telewest & Diamond Cable & NTL days, any problems I dial 150 it's usually sorted within a day can't fault them?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i dont have virgin phone so that doesnt work there is certainly an active policy of ignoring you to stop you ending your contract have to resort to lawyers letter to head office never come across such terrible so called customer service  meeowed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you think Virgin are bad try TalkTalk, before you do though I strongly recommend a course in Gujarati and gobbledegook.

All the providers are much of a muchness. I had problems with Virgin and eventually they sent a 'technician' who stunned my by admitting he's only been trained to tighten the connections and had no idea about routers or networks. He also carried a Mobile phone that displayed a WiFi download speed of almost 300Mbs. Challenged to get the same on my phone produced a wobbly 60Mbs.

When Virgin works I'm a happy bunny (Talktalk and Plusnet are both much slower - 7/8Mbs), but it does seem they are not the most reliable provider out there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've spent a lot of time recently on utube, watching some of the best guitarists in the world. Bugger me ! You come to a superb guitar break, and the bleddy cameraman zooms to the drummer, singer, or even the flaming crowd ! Pathetic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coincidentally I was on to Virgin Media yesterday discussing our package, having seen ‘good deals’ advertised.   I was talking to India of course, a young man who couldn’t care less.  I gave him a sob story that as we’re both OAPs we can’t possibly continue to pay £132 per month for the Virgin service and that SKY offer the same for £86.   He told me  that the cheaper Virgin rates advertised are for new customers only but I could have a lesser package for less money.  He told me what I already know that we have the most expensive package but he wasn’t giving in to my story that we can’t continue with Virgin AND eat!!  

We had SKY for years, at previous homes and continued with them when we came to Nottingham but reception became so bad due to the enormous trees getting in the way of the signal that we decided to go with Virgin.   In the end, sensing that this little Indian fella was just shrugging his shoulders at everything I said I decided to discuss a lesser package.  We’ve now lost free phone calls except at weekends, we’ve gone from 200 Mbps to 100 Mbps for Internet and we’ve lost the Movie channels, but we’ve still got all the Sports channels which is quite important in this house!  No big deal, all this isn’t going to change our lives but we’ll be paying £103 a month, a saving of £30 pm.  

 

FAFA2-CCF-CC75-4-DCC-BFC0-39-A206-C5-B7-

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems that loyal longstanding customers definitely get a raw deal.

We're just considering changing our home insurance deal with Tesco. It's doubled in price over two years !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about letting the contract run out for a week or so and then start again as a  'new'customer..

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...