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When filing an online form it asks for "Country", and then only gives you "United Kingdom" as an option.

I am sorry, but United Kingdom is not a country, it is a group of countries, my country is England.

Pedantic and pathetic I know, but hey ho!

 

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Marion Hayes's picture

well I never

Marion Hayes | | Permalink

I had never heard of a local resilience forum before --

and yes guessing the letter to each number is the kind I mean - although my friend did get confused when she thought that there were 28 numbers

Constantly Confused's picture

Oh

Constantly Confused | | Permalink

Marion Hayes wrote:

I had never heard of a local resilience forum before --

and yes guessing the letter to each number is the kind I mean - although my friend did get confused when she thought that there were 28 numbers

 

I thought you meant you did it like the boys in Bottom, where you put any words that fit in.

Old Greying Accountant's picture

I was amazed ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... when I Googled "what is an LRF count" that what I thought was a common term was not there! Must be my age - lol

Marion Hayes's picture

OGA

Marion Hayes | | Permalink

you don't want to enlighten me then

Old Greying Accountant's picture

It is a subtle put down ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... to use against salesmen and party/conference boors

When they start banging on with technical terms and accroynyms and abbreviations about their latest gadgets, cars etc just say "Ah, that is all very well and good, but what is its LRF count?".

Hopefully they will shut up immediately with a look of bemused perplexedness on their fizzogs long enough for you to disengage and hang up/find someone interesting to talk too.

At the risk of ruining this ploy for future necessity, LRF of course means "little rubber feet".

Train Etiquette and four by fours dropping the kids to school

sarah douglas | | Permalink

Hi 

Generalising but it is a rant

No 1 

Is train etiquette.  In Glasgow every one stands back till the last women or man or Kid is off the train , it makes life easier.  Every now again someone between the age of 50 to 90 year old male decides he is having none of it and barges on the train.  And yes I do get train rage when someone does this and say something not in a rage.  Usually along the lines it is manners to let someone out first before you enter a building or Train,  there old of enough to know.  There also usually the same ones that give young people dirty looks, even though it is them been rude.  

On a good train etiquette rant .  I was looking after a friends baby and two 18 years old decided to help with the pram over the bridge. They were very keen.  So keen that I did,nt have the heart to tell them because they were so fast and helpful it was the wrong side .  I missed my train , but they made my day.  I was helped back over. 

 

Mothers dropping the kids to school in 4 by 4 and then insisting because of the software in the car they can see everything.  The only problem the kids cant see by them  and they are always parked in dangerous areas for the kids so they can not safely cross the road. They also seemed to think they have the god given right to park on the pavement and  for some reason , there seems to be a dress code that they must have large sun glasses with dye hair and large handbag with dangling keys and look as if there off to the races.  

 

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@Sarah

ShirleyM | | Permalink

They actually pull off the road? Wow, you're lucky.

One guy whom I always seem to get stuck behind just stops in the middle of the road to let out his charges. The kids just open all the doors and jump out into the traffic.

I always wait patiently behind him, but there was a bad accident the other week when someone passed a car doing the same thing and then swung left into the school car park ... just as the stopped car decided to move off. I don't know if it was the same guy or somebody different.

There are a few decent sized car parks in the school grounds, and lots of layby's, but it is still chaos on a morning, and it surprises me that there are not more accidents outside schools.

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They are called...

Becky Midgley | | Permalink

Old Greying Accountant wrote:

Marion Hayes wrote:

but I love doing crosswords without clues - it is my latest obsession since getting bored with sudoku 

I like the one's with a number in each square representing a letter and you have to work out which number refers to which letter!

They are called Codewords, and I love them too!

snap!

accountright | | Permalink

So do I

I believe mauahmed has been all over the site leaving little ads today

Polly

 

 

 

 

 

thisistibi's picture

@Old grey

thisistibi | | Permalink

Overlooking for a moment how lazy you've just been with the "AW" abbreviation.  I completely agree about the advertising.

Now, if anyone needs any accounting & tax services, send me a private message...

Old Greying Accountant's picture

It's OK ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... He's been hoovered up by Henry :o)

(Sorry couldn't resist, no offence intended!)

Thisistibi, thank you, I was so incandescent with rage I had to post as quickly as possible before I exploded :o)

EDIT: retraction of above apology, I've just seen I was Henry'd on another thread to which I take exception!

(only joking, just trying to keep awake until the rugby starts - no sleep for me this weekend!)

 

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Who owns a BMW X5 ?    1 thanks

Steve Holloway | | Permalink

Driving back from Goodwood Revival yesterday I came to the conclusion that the BMW X5 is actually at the heart of everything that is bad in the world just now! It is the size of a panza tank and must require the equivalent of an African republics' GDP to build and run. There is no design quality apparent, looking as it does like a ginormous slab of volcanic larva and performance and handling must be glacial.

So who buys one? I know people are getting fatter but you would have to be one ginormous lard-ass to need a BMW X5. Presumably not someone with children as you couldn't possibly see a small child wandering around your reversing behemoth.

I conclude it is people who care about nothing and no one in their quest for consumptive satisfaction. 

Old Greying Accountant's picture

That's nothing ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... have you not seen the X6?

That would appear to be the sports coupe version of the X5. I had the fun of watching a guy struggling to reverse one into a space that could have berthed the Ark Royal!

Question is, who wants a sports coupe that weighs over 2 tonnes and you need a step ladder to get in?

thisistibi's picture

Perhaps

thisistibi | | Permalink

Old Greying Accountant wrote:

... have you not seen the X6?

That would appear to be the sports coupe version of the X5. I had the fun of watching a guy struggling to reverse one into a space that could have berthed the Ark Royal!

Question is, who wants a sports coupe that weighs over 2 tonnes and you need a step ladder to get in?

Someone who has far too much money and wants to dramatically increase their chances of survival in a serious road accident? :-)

Old Greying Accountant's picture

There is a saying ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... along the lines of wanting to become a politician should be an automatic disqualification for actually being one ...

... IMHO the same applies to BMW drivers.

May be, not driving at extreme speeds a few feet from the car in front may dramatically increase their chances of not having a serious road (I use the next word loosely as very few incidents on the roads are) accident in the first place, as would understanding that driving a BMW does not automatically give you right of way over oncoming vehicles; or invulnerablility against them when over taking on a blind bend or brow of a hill. They should also understand that circular white signs with a red border and a black number in the middle designate maximum speeds permitted, it is the blue circles with white numbers that are the minimum speed ones!

There is an interpretation of the initials of said cars that is very fitting when applied to their drivers but I am too polite to post it here, even using asterisks (but if you don't know it and want to pm me - :o) ).

Unfortunately you cannot insult a BMW driver in the same way you can't a chav (although, as the great JC might phrase it (the one from top gear, not the bible one) "some may say" there is not a lot of difference!).

EDIT: Following my drive home tonight in which I took particular interest in how certain vehicles were driven made me realise I forgot to state that not changing lanes constantly with little or no indication will also dratamtically increase their chances of not having/causing a serious rta, so BMW drivers be aware, it doesn't get you there any quicker and just confirms other drivers beliefs about you.

Marion Hayes's picture

my turn

Marion Hayes | | Permalink

jobsworths who refuse to talk and quote data protection at you when you don't need them to talk, just listen!!

No not HMRC but the head office of a health insurance company when all I needed to say was talk to your colleagues at the local hospital as you have the wrong information.

drivers on narrow windy lincolnshire roads at dusk who sit on your bumper

listening to a lecture ( which was very good ) that showed so many increases and decreases you begin to feel like Alice

 

Holidays being dictated to you by your manager!!

Christhepissedo... | | Permalink

I had a lovely holiday arranged to South Africa with my darling girlfriend where we were set to spend the beginning of december relaxing in the sun. this was only to be dismissed my manager who told me that holidays must not be taken in the month end reporting period. This is hell! seriously want to leave but can't risk it in the current job climate. FML!!

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