LATEST MOAN FROM YOU AND ME 2019

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  1. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    As I'm a gentleman I don't mind giving up my place in the queue. :blue thumb:
     
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      I've got a broken spade I'll trade you for it.. and @pete as a bonus, the handle is chipped and bent :)
       
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        @pete given the size of holes I'll give you £30.
         
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          [email protected] you could make a killing on this...you should be advertising it as a drip feeder:thumbsup: I've got two 'holey' galvanized watering cans that I place next to plants that need that extra moisture,just need topping up with rain water now and again, look more ornamental than a hose, Bobs your uncle and Fanny's your Aunt..:dbgrtmb: don't forget I want shares in this idea..60/40 but don't tell anyone of our idea.:whistle:
           
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          • shiney

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            On that basis we could clean up by making the holes 100% as in The King's New Clothes

             
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              @pete I'll give you a tenner for the holes, :) I can't stand anything galvanised. Scraping my nails on that is like scraping them on a blackboard. :ouch1:
               
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              • Vince

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                mobility scooters! can we PLEASE make sure people using them are "Fit For Purpose"?
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                I have now got severe bruising on my already arthritic left ankle and when confronted, the offender said F/O!

                Because of this dumb political correctness, I'm unable to mention age or gender but I can say the person was older than me and of the opposite sex! Ooops
                 
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                  Sorry to hear of your misfortune Vince. Recently I was forced to make a mad dash for a Supermarket loo. An eldery woman using a mobility scooter exited the self service area and I ended up across her lap. No apology from her.

                  For a time, I used a scooter. I made certain that I and it was fully insured. Mobility scooter users and Blue Badge users do often fail to read the rules.
                   
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                  • Mike Allen

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                    Just got my Virgin Media bill, total £54.30 this includes 83p usage charge. My services are. Landline phone, seldom used and broadband internet, no TV or other rubbish. I wasted over two hours attempting to email customer services. Seems the latter doesn't exist. Trying everything else on their website, it seems they don't want to be contacted.
                    I phoned them a couple of months back concerning a scam email. They charged me for the call. If you speak to them online, you can't understand them. Mainly Indian etc.
                     
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                      It’s not the mobility scooters it’s the standard of driving them that’s the problem. Many of the users are incompetent and impatient. Some are downright rude.

                      There should be a test to entitle them to drive these things

                      I have had to dodge these scooters in town and supermarket.....some of the users feel they are above the law and above criticism. Some of their language bordered on the obscene

                      I once had to catch and hold one guy on a scooter who had knocked down a shopper but drove off. He actually struck me with a club like walking stick that I took off him...fun n games indeed :sad: Eventually paramedics arrived and took the injured party to hospital. I don’t know how seriously hurt she was but.......:noidea:

                      Seems a lot Mike......you should consult other providers
                       
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                      • Jiffy

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                        All parts of driving is bad, cars, tractors, 4x4's, vans, lorry's, horses, bi-cycles even walker's

                        When we used to go out walking on the roads I always film our walks, but now it's too danagerous to do so, been hit on the arms a few times and miss jiff and me have had to jump into ditches or get hit by a vehicles, been spat at and even had food thrown out of drives window at us, only a few drivers have some respect for other road users, most couldn't care a toss about any one else and where's the police,

                        So we walk across the fields on footpaths, getting wet feet is better then being hit by a vehical:ccheers: and the lanuage is better from the sheep and cattle :biggrin:
                         
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                        • shiney

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                          Seems a lot to me as well. We have two BT landlines (long story) but the one that has the internet (fibre) on it only costs £18 per month (two year contract) for the line, unlimited weekend and evening calls plus the internet. They advertise that service at £39.99 per month but it's almost always on offer at £29.99 (advertised on the radio). Each time the contract needs renewing I keep their sales person on the phone, arguing about how rubbish the internet is, until they reduce the price. :whistle:
                           
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                          • Loofah

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                            They're a bloody menace! They should definitely have a large identifier on them, like a number plate, so you can get them reported or whatever.
                             
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                            Some but not all do need a number plate if driven on the highway
                             
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                            Well there's another thing - they are in no way fit to be on the highway!
                             
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