Thursday Casual Complaints Thread 22 July
By - jptoc
I’ve now got diarrhoea
The thermostat in my flat hasn't dropped below 28.5 all week. Even at night time with all the windows open. It's currently at 30.
I’ve just suddenly had a lot of responsibility and pressure put on me at my new job and I appreciate that I’m trusted with everything but omg it’s too much too fast and I am struggling to cope
Me too! Really stressed!
This is definitely the worst evening for heat this week. It's unbearable.
Catastrophic hard drive failure on my 1.5 year old laptop. Just ugh.
Broke my fast with too much bread.
*What have I done?!*
I’ve been very stressed for about 9 months now and I’ve recently started having migraines but with a visual aura…. Every day the vision in one eye goes completely funky. It’s so inconvenient since there’s never a warning, just if I’m feeling particularly tense that day
My migraines have always had auras, the first time I thought I was having a stroke. They’re *awful*. Grateful to have never experienced the nausea though.
Mine too! I was 12 and genuinely thought I had suffered a stroke 😭I’m hoping they never develop more than aura + the head pain for us both
At work every crew on the same refuse stream (refuse, recycling, garden) is meant to phone the other crews when they're done and help any crew who needs it. That way every crew is finished together and we can all go home.
The last 2 days, for reasons, I've had a driver and loader who don't know the round so naturally I've been behind by about 50 min each day. I know for a fact other crews were finishing an hour or more earlier than me. Not one sodding phone call, not one ounce of help from anyone.
Then today after we finished, tipped, and we're heading back to the yard we get a call from the supervisor telling us to go help another crew. We were fuming.
So I am generally in a good mood currently. I’ve been back at work two weeks after two weeks annual leave. I’ve been playing Stardew Valley which is my favourite game ever and that’s helping to keep me a) busy b) calm.
But I have two new trainees who are getting on my nerves. I made a list of everything that they did that annoyed me today (to build the picture for when I inevitably need to speak to management either tomorrow or next week). Some of its petty, but some of it is also frankly stupid. Monitor not working. I wandered over and the adapter wasn’t plugged in. That’s happened twice. I am spending my days repeating myself. I will say something and then 30 seconds later they’ll ask me a question that I’ve just answered. I am having to go over constantly (not ideal because of me needing to wear a mask every time I leave my own desk and the bloody temperature. Even with the air con on it’s too hot. I should add that I would be choosing to wear the mask even if my company wasn’t insisting on them so I am not against that at all). It’s not fair on the rest of them as 75% of my time is being spent on these two.
My birthday tomorrow. Turning 30. I really hate my birthday.
My birthday is in two weeks. I'm turning 31, and I also really hate my birthday. Welcome to the club.
The amount of fucking aphids that are landing on me as I sit in the garden this year is getting on my fucking nerves. Where have they all come from?
Been watching Britain’s Greatest Olympic Moments on BBC while working this afternoon. Had a zoom meeting at half four and my colleagues were concerned because it was quite obvious I’d been crying fml 😂
You may have seen my previous comment about plans being cancelled cause of me being covid pos, but things have just got worse.
Just been told by my live in land lord that he wants to live by himself again, so now I not only feel shit from covid, but i need to find a new place to live in 2 months. Fantastic
Someone again tried to order a takeaway, as our home number is very similar to the takeaway place they are trying to phone.
I used to work in a chip shop in Newport and it was amazing how many calls/orders we’d get from people wanting the Welsh Newport.
Must have been a chippy with the same name and they’d Google it.
I used to live in a house in Bristol and the telephone number was VERY similar to the local MoD headquarters there.
We used to get these odd calls where people would say random words, I assume a type of access code. If there was no immediate response they would repeat or hang up.
It was especially funny when you quickly tell them to check the number! Good job British spy's!
Double dipping too!
I love when a client forwards an email without deleting the email chain below. I can see numerous messages between them and their colleagues slagging me off and complaining about how difficult I am (no, you just don't like the word "no").
Charming. At least I know I'm doing my job properly rather than just letting them walk all over me.
Second day in a row my train home from work has been cancelled due to lack of staff. This turns my 1h commute home in a nice air-conditioned carriage into a 1h30 hell-ride in two different trains, both of which were built in the 70s when air conditioning was but a pipe dream. Fuck Southern Rail. Not for the staff shortages (blame the pingdemic), but for their Delay Repay system on their app failing several times to submit my claim before I succeeded via the website instead
Work was unthinkably stressful today, but I have gotten through it and pizza is on the way.
Too hot for stressful work situations really!
Spam calls with the same first 8 digits as mine, just the last three are different. I had one a month or so ago, this past week the fuckers are calling daily.
Same here! If they’re not calling me with a similar number, they’re calling someone else using mine (who if they miss it are then calling me back).
u/Smilewigeon suggested reporting it to Action Fraud, so I’ll see what happens from that
I had this about a month ago. Even texting me 'who's this?'.
Was told by an American on here to close your windows and blinds to cool the room down, it didn't work the room just got hotter and is now like an oven.
Moral of the story: Don't listen to Americans.
You gotta time it right and the window situation only works if it's hotter outside than inside. (much like in the winter when you want to keep hot air from escaping)
I keep windows open at night to cool the house down, and in the morning close the blinds and shut the windows to stop the sun light coming in. It does make a notable difference.
Doing it, for example, at 2pm after letting the sun and hot air all morning, isn't going to work as you've already let too much of the heat in.
I was away from Friday to Monday and my house was ridiculously cool when I walked in, as I left all of the blinds down over the weekend.
I have my front window boarded up atm (building work, ftr, it's a lovely area) and the front room has been blissful.
Hmm, boarding up every window every summer actually seems like a bloody good idea
That will keep a cool room cool, but won't cool down an already hot room. I shut my curtains to the side facing the sun, and open the windows on the other side of the house to get some air in, then in the evening open everything up to cool down the house again and it works really well.
Back today after being off for a week due to my depression and anxiety combined with working alone in the office for a year. I would have been off for longer but my employer only pays SSP for sick days so I have to come in. I do have a 4 and a half day weekend coming up though, although that's partially due to having to drive my daughter to a rugby workshop for 2 days next week. We have to leave at 7am so not really a day off!
Root rot is a son of a bitch.
Work is still ridiculous, but now we have the added fun with front of house staff complaining that the restaurant is too hot. To us folk in the kitchen...
And just to add to the fun, I've come home and my neighbour is sat in the garden with her shitty dog, so I can't have the windows open if I want any sanity. And I don't have much to spare at the moment.
It’s too hot
Garage kept my van overnight as they "got sent the wrong sensor". Walked 8 miles into work today just to meet somebody who now can't come until tomorrow, the one day this week I could be off at the same time as my missus.
Garage is now ignoring my phone calls despite assurances they would definitely, 100% have my van done today. So it's looking like another 8 mile walk home and rinse and repeat tomorrow. I am not a happy man.
Going to an Italian tomorrow, and of course I'm snooping the menu. They've clearly not proof read it, as the prices for small, medium, and bottles of wine are backwards. My wife won't let me order 10 bottles to go and insist on only paying 4.50 a bottle when they give me a large bill, as to not appear argumentative and confrontational.
If they've advertised a bottle at £4.50, is it breaking some regulation if they don't sell it to me for that?
And it's too hot, and I've got shepherd's pie for tea tonight. Definitely going to melt after that
Myth that they have to honour the price on the menu, same for shops.
I worked in an asda as a student and some guy tried to buy every dvd in the chart for £4.99 each, as there was a huge sign over the chart that said "£4.99", ignoring the word "from" in a tiny font in the corner.
Insisted to my manager he was right and that "we didn't know the law".
Alas, my dreams of drunkenness on the cheap are crushed.
Don't give up that easily mate, I believe in you.
Did you proof read your comment?
Sweating my fucking balls off at home all week working, only for rain forecast for the weekend when I wanna go do outdoor stuff.
My complaint. I have loads of plans for the next two weeks. Tomorrow an ale festival, Saturday a bbq where my friend was going to try and set me up with someone, next week my dad's birthday, the Friday see my friends band play.
Yesterday I tested positive for covid. Bye bye plans :/
Seems scammers are doing 2 things to me at the moment:
1. They are calling me - apparently from a number very slightly different to my own. It’s usually a claim about an Amazon order I clearly haven’t placed that I should totally press 1 and tell them all my information so they can help.
2. Spoofing my number and calling other people in the same range as my number
It’s quite annoying, but I don’t know what I can do?
It might not seem like much to address your current situation I appreciate, but please do report this to Action Fraud. The more intelligence they can gather the quicker they can stop these criminals running those sort of operations.
My local Chinese takeaway does excellent Crispy Shredded Chicken but have recently changed the way it's cooked / presented and added a lot more vegetable matter into the box, it's now Soggy Shredded Chicken.
The dishwasher won’t close and I have no idea why.
Is someone stuck in it? There’s a chap called Ron on another post here somewhere who knows all about that.
Turns out there was a pan handle sticking out the back of the top drawer. I’m an idiot.
No you’re not. Just overworked, under appreciated, hot, and tired. You’ll be fine.
Deep breath, and carry on.
You’ve hit the nail on the head there!
Company I work for has turned off the Field Engineering team’s credit cards (the supply of which are written into our contracts), have not issued an operating float, and now clearly expect us to just bank roll the company out of our comparably worse wages than the market rate.
Got another delivery scam text today. I haven't ordered anything recently, so it immediately rang an alarm bell in my head. Anyone know where you can report this shit?
Forward them to 7726, it's a thing ran by Ofcom
I defrosted a couple of crumpets and they were horrible. Spongy (not in the nice way they're supposed to be) and dry and just a big disappointment. I'm sure I remember them being okay to be frozen.
Do you not just stick 'em straight in the toaster direct from the freezer? that's what I do, works a treat every time.
I do, yeah, but on defrost setting. Maybe they were just bad ones.
The nightmare neighbours had a BBQ the other day and just left their several single use barbecues and *all* of the rubbish out on the communal area on top of burning some of the grass. On top of this they don't put their bin out and have filled the bin storage area with so much rubbish (which blocked access to my bin) you can smell it and have put more boxes of waste in my garden. And to top it off it looks like they're the leaseholders so there is fuck all I can do about it. I know its not the most casual of complaints but fuck this is awful.
Next door still has "HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY" slapped across their kitchen window. Her birthday was a week ago...
Still, they're the same people who put out balloons for Halloween and just leave them there, sad and deflated for a year
What's going on with cucumbers? They're overally sweet and lack any crunch, they're shit! I've bought from sainsburys and tesco and have been massively disappointed with both recently
Enquired about viewings on 7 rental properties, only to find all 7 have already been let.
The search continues
Fly's, and the inability of my stupid neighbours who never clean up their dogs 💩
My boss has made my blood boil today. We work in the media and I spent all of yesterday setting up interviews for a programme we're making, and I've spent months talking to the people he's interviewing. One of them has emailed him because she hasn't had a zoom link from him and he's sent her the snippiest reply back. If I were her I'd have told him to fuck off.
I've lost my prescription sunglasses which is very annoying, and my eyesight is horrific so I can't even just pick up a non prescription pair.
I love the sound of birds, but the house sparrow who sits on my neighbours gutter is doing my bloody head in. He's been there for 12 hours a day for weeks now & with all the windows open I cannot escape his (very loud) chirrups
Same! There’s a little dunnock who’s song is a very loud squeaking every few seconds… he likes to sit on the fence closest to the house, obviously.
Nursery bubble collapsed. 1 year old has got to self isolate.
I should have had a dentist's appointment this morning, which I've been waiting for 3 months for. Had to have an urgent conversation this morning and I had to reschedule. Next appointment available is November and the conversation I had was 70% timewasting from the other party. Cheers bud, worth the extra 4 months of discomfort.
Mine is nothing compared to other people but no one at work says schedule the British way!!
What is the British way? Everyone I know says skedule and shedule fairly interchangeably
Skedule is American
No point having sunny weather if your workplace insists on endless endless meetings so you can barely get any time outside to enjoy it. Kmt.
Had my car for a month, barely driven it more than once weekly... and I’ve already run over a bolt and killed my tire. 😖
How dead? They can often be repaired for a fraction of the cost, depending on the nature of the damage.
Doesn’t help with the logistics of getting it done I know, but might not be a new tyre.
I’m not sure- it’s quite a large bolt-type thing stuck into the middle of one of the tires, not sure if it meets the qualifications for just patching. Have booked in at a shop Monday when my isolation is over!
Middle stands more chance than sidewall. Depends on what it has done.
Yes repairs are solid and safe. They won’t do it unless it will be. If they do, you can rely on it.
I don't understand people who let their dog off the leash if they're not fully obedient, unless your dog returns to you as soon as you call it's name 100% of the time keep it on a leash.
One of my neighbours was very lucky my dog is friendly whenever his dog sprinted over the other night but there's plenty of people who walk their dogs around my way who aren't friendly. Just common sense really.
I agree - I always get nervous when I see a dog off leash. That is how one of my dogs as a kid got nearly killed!
I trimmed my hedge on Monday using a hedge trimmer, was out there 30 minutes max. I have had severe DOMS in my arms ALL WEEK from it.
Surely a normal person shouldn't be this pathetically dainty?
I’m having a septoplasty tomorrow. I’m dreading the recovery period because I hate being inconvenienced and in pain.
Top Tip. Ask for some of your issued Paracetamol to be soluble. I had this done a few years ago, someone suggested the same to me then. I found they worked more smoothly in some way. Less of a cliff face at the end of their effectiveness each time. A medical type can probably explain why this might be.
If after 24-48 hours you smell anything remotely bad, especially when you’re doing your salt water cleaning, assume you have an infection there and see them straight away for a broad spectrum antibiotic. The infection could wreck the surgery results.
Vasectomy on tuesday :D
You feel dread? as do I my friend....as do I xD
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers. It’ll feel like your mate kicked you properly in the balls at playtime half an hour ago, for about a week. Not so much immediate ouchy ouch, but a throbbing ache that is unavoidable. You may feel the urge to walk like a jockey.
The good news is, you get a license to tug, and the Missus will have to encourage you or even help. (I once went upstairs for my prescription pop to find The Wife had lit me some candles and popped on the Barrie White, cheeky cow). You’ll probably be told to fire out at least 30-40 “emissions” before they do the first screen for tadpoles. Maybe want to wait a week or so before you begin that. You’ll “know” when you feel up to it.
The possible black and lumpy nature of the first few weeks emissions takes some getting used to however. Keep using the Lettres Francais until it’s over. The Wife found this bit disturbing.
Ensure that your Good Lady also receives the enforcement that you really must chill out for at least a couple or few days. Really. You do not want to pop anything. The Wife said she wouldn’t have believed me if the Doctor hadn’t said to her aswell “absolutely no work or exercise for 48-72 hours. Sit on the sofa, watch TV, take painkillers”.
This wasn’t difficult to have her hear as she came in to watch/make sure it was actually done/gloat. She was not allowed to help, or she would have gone in with the snips/soldering iron herself.
On the plus side, The Wife was noticeably more enthusiastic and amenable once we were cleared. I asked GP about that and why. He said it’s actually not unusual a comment from his experience and he took it to be a reflection on her ability to relax aswell, perhaps because, for the ladies, ANY nookie, since her first period, carries a risk of pregnancy, and all the enormous and life changing consequences that could or would have for her, wanted or not. You might be the joint parents of a child, but traditionally and often etc( no nonsense from the PC brigade please, I’m not trying to be sexist), it is the women who carries and cares for the children on the whole, and that has to prey on them psychologically, even if they might not think so. Once that “threat” no longer exists, they perhaps feel they can get their frisk on much more spontaneously.
It is worth it. It’s just not easy for a week or so.
Well I was nervous before because of the injections.....fuck sake man
No injection. Just some cooling antibacterial wash and a few minutes for it to take effect. You have very little in the way of pain nerves in your leathery old sack. You can acknowledge this by giving it a really good pinch with you nails, and then try to pull it over your head. You won’t feel a thing. It’s the goolies themselves that are the source of your grief anytime. The skin is largely senseless.
Doc just wooshed straight in with the cauteriser and started fishing for spaghetti.
I was more bothered by the “hot pork scratchings” odour than him getting in there with the tools.
The process was quick, easy and painless. It was an hour before it hurt much, and even then not awful. Maybe take some paracetamol within half an hour of it being done, as soon as you get home like, and that’ll soak up a lot of it if not all. But protect them with your life for a day or so.
I hate and love you xD
My mother is coming down to help take care of me those first couple of days anyway so bar having to somehow get up at 5am to take the dog out, we should be covered. Daughter going on holiday with her at the end of the week :D
You’ll be fine. Mum knows what she’s doing.
Survive, and then enjoy.
Had one 7 years ago. Pain after was minimal, almost forgettable. Biggest inconvenience was using the nasal douche for aftercare (although oddly satisfying to do it, especially the first time).
Well, in-spite of my preventative meds, my migraines are bloody horrific. The heat/bright light/high humidity is always a migraine trigger for me, so I’m basically in hell atm. I literally went partially blind in one eye from a migraine aura the other day, which was pretty terrifying, so that’s a laugh.
Also, still trying to find a house after 4 months, having been thoroughly messed about by different vendors. Wanted to go see one that had been on for a week. Booked a viewing ‘ah sorry, it’s already gone’. Ffs, we can only view on a Saturday because of my boyfriends work hours, and atm all the houses are disappearing before we can even see them. I just want to move!
I desperately need to do laundry, but I have absolutely no inclination to do it. And finally, I need bamboo canes to stake up some of my plants in the greenhouse, and I can’t find any for love nor money!
I have found my occasional migraines can be significantly improved by rubbing a dot of peppermint essential oil via forefingers, to the temple dimples. My understanding is that one of the causes of a severe headache is the local blood vessels are constricted/in spasm, and the peppermint causes dilation, improving the blood flow and so lessening that symptom. Not saying it’s a cure all, but I find it helps a lot, sometimes completely.
Take yourself off to a quiet room and lie down for 5 mins. You’ve got. I thing else to lose anyway. DO NOT GET ANY IN YOUR EYES (got that?), and chill. It will be the mintiest thing that’s ever happened to you. Expect tears from the effects of that mintiness , and have a clean tissue to touch those way with, do not use your fingers, they’ll be minty.
Hot weather-induced migraines are the worst. Everyone else out enjoying the sunshine and you hiding inside desperately trying to shield yourself from any light.
I have to wait for the oven to heat up, before I can devour my freshly baked bread
You could just put it outside. It's about gas mark 4 out there.
Probably want to mention that to British Gas, might be a leak :P
Trying to buy our first house and our mortgage valuation has come back as being way under our offer price. Need to either renegotiate, go with another lender (and have the same thing potentially happen) or pull out. Heartbreaking.
Sorry if this isn't helpful but we've just gone through the same thing. Our first mortgage lender came back with an undervaluation of 8k so we had to go with a second lender who has approved it at full price. We fully expected to be undervalued again but it worked out in the end. Fingers crossed for you its a horrible feeling and thing to go through
No that's super helpful, thank you! We're speaking to our broker tomorrow to see if he thinks we should renegotiate or apply through another lender.
We've been undervalued by 15k so quite a chunk!
Currently trying to work out what I will get if I pay for BT Sport one page says it will be all the football games but another says you need to view some on NOW tv (which I don’t have) I miss the days where you could just pick up the phone to speak to a person to ask.
Anyone know a U.K. football sub where I can ask. I have no interest in football but son is complaining as all his friends are able to watch the games. I was looking at the £25 per month pay as you go as that way if this is just a fad I won’t be tied into a contract.
It's not simple I think.im.right that. Sky has the majority of premiership games which you can also access through Now TV, BT Sport and Amazon also have rights to some of those.
BT sport then has the rights to champions League and Europa League games.
I think I’m going to just buy it for a month to see how it works and what you get. We don’t have sky, we do have prime I’ll try to find out what he can’t watch via that, thanks.
The guy you replied to has the right of it. Sky get the bulk of the games, followed by BT and Prime, in that order (and last season Prime only had something like two gameweeks spread out across the season, so fans like me could only sub for that week to watch them). And that's just the Premier League. Champions League and Europa, FA Cup, and the League Cup, are all different.
To ensure full coverage, you'll need a Now TV sports account and a BT account for the entirety of the season, with Prime on occasion, plus BBC for FA Cup matches. If you just have BT, you'll miss out on the bulk of the Premier league games that are broadcasted. Sky have the monopoly on the PL.
Teens/maybe druggies/drunkards/asshats? Yelling outside at 3 in the morning and waking up my 10 month old who's been struggling with sleeping because of the heat
I feel your pain, 15 month old who has fought sleep from day one here.
Not so much yelling outside but the horrible family next door who have blazing rows 24/7. There's the owners, their kids and now grandkids plus endless pets. All in a two bed semi.
All hours of the day it's screaming, slamming doors, barking dogs, the kid wailing and then being yelled at for crying.
It's enough to make you wish for another lockdown so they'd all go home. I'm the opposite, I kind of just want them all to stay out all the time forever.
Yeah my son is the same no matter what routine be doesn't do it and that sounds like an absolute nightmare
Have you got a fan in the room with the kid? weve got 2 and the larger of them gives a louder drone which we have successfully used for years to drown out fireworks and the neighbours dog barking next door for our daughter.
Still cant beat those fucking wood pigeons though....
Yeah we have a fan, but that's currently blowing hot air, so we open the window to get cool air circulating in the room.
If you have one of those really tissue thin cheap flannels, soak it and refrigerate now, and drape over the back of the fan this evening, not the front. It should give you some evaporative cooling effect.
Understandable, I wish you well
I am freelance and got various job leads but got to make a decision between old school creative industry I have worked in for 15 years but was getting sick of but could do easily with low stress versus slightly more niche creative industry, more interesting less secure more stress role that of course pays more money. Just come back off maternity leave and only want to do 3 days a week but nervous about going backwards in my career just for ease and less stress. But also would like ease and less stress!
Young child(ren) in the house is a perfect time to throttle back on work for a wee while. If you can afford to live on the salary of the less-stressful job, that may be the way forward for you, at least until you're free of nappies.
Car failed its MOT this morning & is currently in for service, the glory of a £450 bill lined up already has me wondering what they'll find during the service...
To the annual question of is it time for a new car?
I use an app called "Road Trip" to track the expenses on my car and my wife's car. It really helps to see what the thing is costing you over a year, and you can then compare that against a replacement vehicle.
We typically spend 11 months in blissful ignorance, then get a rude shock in month 12. If you can see the cost spread out over a longer period then you can budget for it, and also appreciate when your costs are mounting up because the car is getting older.
I had discs and pads front & rear last year. It was £1000 just for that. But over the 7 years I've had the car, that wasn't so bad.
Doesn't sound like a bad idea & to put it into perspective it's still my first car that I've had for what must be 5 years now, this being the 2nd set of discs & pads I've needed.
Compared to most, it's a small drop in the ocean in terms of costs. My missus' Mini's key went up the swanney & it cost her the same amount to get that sorted as it did for me to get all 4 tyres replaced so, swings & roundabouts.
But I have been conscious about wanting a new car for a while now & I have the funds to do it, just gotta find something I like & commit... whilst being conscious of our upcoming Wedding & decision to start a family soon, both fairly substantial financial burdens in their own ways.
That happened to me and a few months prior to the MOT coming up I got hit with 3 points and a £100 fine....I sold the car instead and am now £200 a month better off :D
Brakes & pads was the failure, annoying but they are nearly 3 years old so well due. More annoyed it's the 2nd failure against it total after the first was for a headlight aligned too high...
Got till Tuesday before it expires so there's hope but gonna be a costly weekend to get it sorted even if I aim for a nrw car. Bugger.
Oh man that sucks....mine was the glow plugs had gone but were the alternating expensive set (thanks vauxhall) which made a 15 minutes job, £300....not to mention the other stuff the MOT bill was already approaching £700 before i got my fine.
I sold the car for just over £800 in February and honestly havent looked back. Its an adjustment for sure but if you are lucky to have the infrastructure as I do then walking and cycling are just so much better xD
Oh it has been a long week. My eldest nearly didn't live to see her birthday today. She's been struggling all week with the heat, last week of term and the excitement of her birthday. Meltdown after meltdown!
Neighbours are still dickheads but slightly more contained this time around. I don't mind hearing the kids playing, it makes me happy, I do however dislike them shouting and swearing right by my kid's bedrooms.
I'm applying for jobs that I've been working towards for years, and they all absolutely need sales experience, which I don't have. I don't much fancy going back to square one to get it either.
On the other hand, I'm a connoisseur of disappointment, so getting denied comes naturally to me.
Anyone got any tips on how to get sales experience?
Well if social media is anything to go by, becoming a Avon rep makes you a sales exec.
Set up a side hustle (God I hate that phrase).
My cousin started a kombucha business for a similar reason. If he can break into the already saturated fermented tea market, then anyone can do anything.
Start an Onlyfans
I’m currently working my notice period, and my boss is wanting me to carry out tasks I’m not really qualified in or good at all because he wants to cut corners. I really don’t want to stay here for the next 3 weeks but I need him for a reference. Ugh.
Smells like COVID in your house.
What’s that? A ping from the NHS app?
The garden bench we ordered in mid May with a 1 - 3 week delivery time is finally being delivered sometime next week (so they claim). Delivery can be arranged Mon - Fri with a 9AM-5PM slot only. I work full time and my partner, who has been working from home for a year and a half, went back to 'in office' work full time the day before we got the shipment confirmation email...
Recently got a bike to start hauling my fat ass to and from work and the innertube in the front wheel is dead already. If that wasn't a sign...
Replace the tyres. Sounds like it's either a used bike with old tyres or a new one with cheap stock tyres (even nice bikes will come with pretty crap tyres). You shouldn't be getting punctures after such a short time, unless you ride over an upturned nail or something.
Find the size of your current tubes and replace both with Slime tubes, they're self-sealing puncture proof tubes. They're about £8 a time, but they're really effective.
Thanks, I'll look into it. I just don't know how to change it haha. Totally new to this stuff.
I didn't either until the other month, Gary Google is your friend. Found some YouTube videos which walked me through it, felt pretty proud of myself after I replaced my tube.
Highly recommend the [Haynes manual](https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bike-Book-Complete-Bicycle-Maintenance/dp/178521134X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=haynes+bike&qid=1626955977&sr=8-1) for bike maintenance. I've got the older one, and it's saved me a boatload on services over the years.
Seconded this and that slime goo you can put in yourself as well for existing tyres. I bought a trailer for my bike to do shopping with and immediately filled the stock tyres with that slime crap to protect them. Carried 40kg in it so far over rough terrain with no punctures!
Fucking seagulls screaming outside my window en masse at 5am. Fuck those bastards.
Are you /u/JackCoulls neighbour?
Probably just two super cool dudes with the same problem.
two cool dudes with uncool local gulls.
ahhhh might be having the same prob on me roof. Thought birds were like hiding something under me tiles but the'yre not the type that overlap. Constant scratching sound lol yeah could be fighting thanks
got two weeks off work. it's the only holiday i'll be able to have till christmas.
spending it all bloody house hunting. Still an utterly shit market. Keep losing whole days to visiting places that are not worth the effort. Saw a place yesterday that 10 years ago had had a lot of money spent on it, but it hadn't been maintained. total fucking waste of time. Fuck all else out there, feels like all the letting agents have fucked off on holiday so it's slowed down. Prices still go up though, and quality goes down.
still nothing for us then in the rental market, and still not able to sleep where we are. Gonna have to try moving the beds into the lounge. it's not quiet, but it's quiet-er.
Lion poo? Convince them there is a bigger badder moggy in town?
MEOWWWWW MEWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MEOW MEOWWW MEOWWWWWW *hisssss*
hey. HEY. oi. go away.
*leaves it for a minute*
SHUT THE FUCK UP!
AY! AY! *throws nearby water bottle*
*exasparated sigh at it having no affect*
FUCK OFF FUCK OFF FUCK OFF! GETOUDDDD!!!
*just slams window shut*
Isn't it annoying when people complain to you about something that really annoys them, by doing that very same thing to you as an example lol
Please wish me luck getting a job lol
Nearly everyday I'm getting woken up at 5/6 by *something* on my fucking roof. It's like its trying to pry its way in lol.
If I had to guess its a seagull thats hiding something under the roof tiles and is trying to get it back?
Every 5 mins or so I hear what sounds like a big stone roll off the roof and thwack onto the paving slabs.
Goes on for about 20 mins. Tried like reverse throwiing coins onto the roof from me window (or prefably onto the *thing* but no success.
WHAT. WHAT MATE. PECK YOU OUT SWEARDOWN
Yes, move out, it will only get worse. If it helps, try to visualise yourself living in your own place and stuff, it might motivate you.
If it's desperate I mean buy a shit tent and plead with a farmer to let you stay on his land for 20 a week or summat
I don't envy you abusive family is the most tricky of situations.
Sounds like coercive control
Since when did phone contracts get so insanely expensive?! My current phone is slowly dying after 3.5 years service so I looked at what 'deals' I could get with my current network.
Fucking hell. Who is paying £60+ a month for a phone contract?! Not me. So I thought I'd just try and get a handset and keep my current (cheap) SIM-only contract. Except no one seems to really sell handsets anymore apart from really dodgy-sounding websites. And I'm including Amazon in that.
I just want a phone which has a decent battery, decent camera and a decent amount of expandable storage, I really didn't think it would be this difficult.
I bought my current phone from MusicMagpie of all places. I've got to say the price, service and product were very good.
I've just had a new battery put in for £50 and it runs as good as new now.
I've always bought my phones off amazon or ebay and then use a cheap sim. I haven't had any problems personally. My last phone (Huawei P20 Pro) was way too expensive in most places so I ordered on ebay from an HK seller at like £250 less than retail, and it's been fine for several years. In most cases they handle returns in the UK so there isn't much risk either.
I bought my last few handsets outright from Amazon and have had no problems.
Yep, I've done this. If you get a refurbished phone, make sure it's fulfilled by Amazon. Then if there's anything wrong with it, you send it back to Amazon, not the seller, and your refund is processed by Amazon, not the seller.
I had a batch of 3 in a row that were non-functional in one way or another. Each time Amazon refunded me and I bought another.
Check out mobilephonesdirect.com, had my last 3 phones from them and got the newest iPhone a week after release for 34 quid a month and no upfront costs. They do next day delivery too. ☺️
I got my last handset refurbished from Giff Gaff and it's been grand. I do use them as my provider (SIM only), but the phones aren't in anyway linked to their network. Might be worth a look?
*laughs in second hand ebay*
Any tips? I always feel like I'm going to get ripped off (I realise I sound like a grandma saying this and I'm just going to have to embrace it!).
Feedback is the key. 0 run away. Anything less than say 97% positive and I have serious doubts.
As always, buy it now sounds too good to be true it probably is. Occasional chancer will pop a massive postage fee on a low priced item too.
Honestly paypal side with buyer a ridicluosuly large amount (unfairly in a lot of cases lol) you'll be fine lad
Great shout, I'll check them out!
Mrs M pointed at a lump on my foot last night and said "have you got a bunion?" so now I'm trying to work out if the lumps outside my little toe knuckles are meant to be there or not. I think they've been there forever? We've been together for 13 years so it's hardly the first time she's seen my fucking feet.
Tailor's bunion. No, it's not supposed to be there, but rarely causes as many problems as a big toe bunion. Wear wider/no shoes if possible.
Haven’t slept well all week,no matter how early I go to bed and cut out coffee for the week,I wake up for 7.30 feeling awful and groggy.
Loathe ticks and found one in the carpet somehow this morning but it was grey and looked almost like a popcorn kernel and once I realised what it was when it was in my hands I panicked and threw it out the window.
Work is relentless and my colleagues aren’t the friendliest maybe it’s just me people don’t like but I hadn’t wanted to make friends per se but they only really talk football or work. Maybe weather. Suppose they don’t have to be friendly as I’m a coworker not a friend but still gets me a bit down.
I seem to have made a mistake at work and got an arsey email with the head of department copied in so I don’t feel too great now.
The only good thing is I was following my managers exact instructions and that email is saved on the system so it’s not really a me problem but I still feel stupid.
Your manager should own their mistake or they're a coward.
I have a 1:1 this afternoon so we’ll see. I have it all in writing so they can’t really go back on it but they may try.
Nothing bad has happened, we just look very stupid but it’s all internal anyway.
Assertively stand up for yourself or you'll be squashed
Went into town for three things. Forgot two of them.
In a probably not unrelated complaint, it looks like I'm probably in perimenopause. Fucking great. Just as I'm actually properly happy, settled, life is going how I want it to, in come a load of new symptoms that I have no fucking clue how to navigate.
If it makes you feel better, I walked half an hour each way in the baking heat to go for a physio appointment.
The day *before* my actual appointment.
Perimenopause brain fog is a bitch.
The brain fog is really difficult to deal with. I have quite a bit of responsibility at work and I really don't feel I'm earning my pay at the moment. It's horrible.
It'd be worth asking HR if the company have a policy in place for periods/peri/menopause symptoms. Also have a word with your GP to find out what your options are for dealing with the symptoms. Good luck!
I don't know but I suspect this might be me too, it's...annoying.
It really is.
I'll hit a two for one;
Recently accepted a job, and they advertised a free gym membership to a well known, expensive gym. What I found out is that the gym I get access to is actually a small one in the company building, not the actual proper stand alone gym that I thought I was getting.
And this one is a complaint that I didn't get my Wednesday win news through in time: had the email this morning that I'm eligible to rebook my 2nd jab 3 weeks earlier than I had originally planned to get it
Gym is finally quiet in the morning but because of the heat ive been sleeping like shite and not getting up in time anyway...
Arseholes at a parking company have sent my dad a letter claiming he was at a carpark five minutes from our home all day when we went in to get sandwiches from a picnic and went back later that day for takeaway.
They're trying to tell us they didn't see us leave and come back 8 hours apart, so we're having to phone the places we've been and ask for CCTV of us driving around there.
They did this to my mum before now and refused to take evidence.
If it's not a council run car park, and if said penalty is not issued by the local authority, then you are under no obligation to pay it. Some of these companies are... difficult.
Is a very useful article with some good information.
If you struggle with it I always hear good things about the [Pepipoo forums](http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=60) for help dealing with private parking companies.