Craig Strongman

Things that pee you off

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Away kit Fly, modern day football, it's all about the money, che-ching cha-ching b-bling b-bling, ain't it crap youth, Dele Ali annoyed me, injured, in the stand, playing with his phone, put your foot though the telly you'll feel much better youth, breathe, breathe, breathe, deep breaths, you alright now kid :crazy: Liked Forest in all red, not that I would ever wear a football shirt, unless I was on the pitch, I'll leave that to the kids. Bed X 

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I'm on my favourite rant again, packaging.

This time it is about cereal or any other boxes that have the stupid "to close insert tab opposite here" closures.

When I try to close a newly opened box of cereals immediately after use the contents settle, the box swells in the middle and there is no way you can get the tab to stay under or in the little slot or as often happens the little slot rips and then becomes no use at all.

As I get older I find my tolerance to all kinds of stupidity decreases.

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How " strange " I have the same annoying problem. Manufacturers take note. I sometimes take the cereal out and place in a vacuum container. Works better.

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Lay the said box flat, then thump the lumpy middle bit ! 

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I/we always keep cereal type foods in plastic boxes - the ones with a good top seal on them (can't remember what they're called). I hate limp cornflakes.

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1 hour ago, FLY2 said:

Lay the said box flat, then thump the lumpy middle bit ! 

We do that when we want crumbs for coating a Schnitzel

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I do that with plastic bottles, it makes a lovely scrunchy noise. Lay the bottle flat that is !

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Drivers that don't read signs, if it says bus lane 07.30 - 0930 you can use it after 09.30 but they refuse to and hog the right hand lane.

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Sorry, I admit to doing that quite often, mainly because I’m worried that someone will go into the nearside lane and not realise I’m driving along it at a greater speed than them. 

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As long as people indicate, then I'm quite willing to let them in, if I'm in the bus lane. It's twerps that don't indicate, and then proceed to cut me up that pees me off ! 

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A shop yesterday in Worksop selling Christmas cards mid August !

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It irks me to see energy drinks cans strewn across the land. If the culprits are now fully energised, then why can't they walk to a litter bin ?

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19 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

It irks me to see energy drinks cans strewn across the land. If the culprits are now fully energised, then why can't they walk to a litter bin ?

But they've probably had a couple of Macdonalds burgers with the drink so they cancel each other out!

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Mmmmm, never thought of that WB. Don't get me going on the litter that McDonald's generates. That's my pet hate !

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Had a drive up Derbyshire yesterday, and within five minutes, I'd been cut up twice, and had a buffoon brake and turn into a driveway without indicating.

I told Mrs Fly that I can tell who the idiots are, just by the cars they drive. Of course she scoffed, and said that I was talking twaddle !

Well I told her to look out for the following.....

Old Saabs and old Volvos, because the drivers still think that they're a cut above anyone else. They can't face the fact that their cars aren't the Bees Knees anymore.  Seats, currently favoured by boy racers. Old BMWs, wannabe drug dealers. Little cars of 1000 cc or less, old biddies, or young girls who have just passed their test. The worst by far is old Zafiras and Picassos. They're always filthy dirty, at least one wheel trim missing, windows down, and the driver vaping. Invariably snotty brats in the back, and occasionally a rabid dog.

We returned unscathed, and she never mentioned my thoughts again, as I pointed out every one of the above was correct !

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Fly raised the issue of energy drinks cans strewn around. I have raised this issue with the local press. There is a driver who throws his/her Red Bull cans out of the car on a regular basis. I cycle around a single track road circuit of four miles each day (the roads form a square) and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday I can guarantee at least one new RedBull can along one of the two parallel roads leading north on my circuit. some days it is multiple cans and also empty fag packets too. One saturday morning there were over a doen empty cans and several fag packets dumped in a 'passing place', so I took a photo and sent it to the local paper. They published teh image bu tit made no difference to the, as they are called "Dumb Dumper", who carried on as usual. Every household here in Caithness has a blue recycle bin that is emptied every two weeks; soo why can't the stupid bastard simply drop the cans in the bin instead of chucking them out into the countryside?! This same person probably complains bitterly when the council put up the tax to cover extra cleaning caused by such scumbag dumb dumpers too. 

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Some folks never learn Compo. It's disgusting behaviour. It's EVERYONES responsibility to keep the place tidy.

Up Derbyshire yesterday, I saw an old dismantled shed, corrugated asbestos sheets, mattresses, two fridges, and numerous black bags of garden waste, and  that was in the space of a few miles !

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GRRRRRRR!

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Mrs Compo was reading about someone in Spain who was caught dumping an old freezer over a cliff. They were fined (I forget the exact figure) several thousand euros and forced to remove the freezer and take it to the proper disposal facility. 

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^^^^That freezer dumping episode made the TV news here. The report showed the culprit manhandling the freezer back up the cliffside by hand - wonderful!! There should be more punishments like that.

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How much was his fine, Jonab?

 

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45,000 Euros...!

 

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As Brew says 45,000€. The best part, though, is that the person worked for a waste management company who now face a much bigger fine for having their dumping over a cliff disposal method as standard procedure.

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Maybe it serves them rright, eh?! If only we could have a policed enforcement of dumping rules. On a nmumber of occasions I have reported fly-tipping but it's always the same "Sorry pal, not interested - short of resources and even if we went to the trouble of catching them, the courts would not consider it a serious crime."

 

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