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I got mad at a little kid the other day. Walking around a mall and this kid came out of a store riding her Razor scooter. We came closing to colliding. I told her to watch it then went on to tell her she shouldn't be riding that thing indoors. Did I over react? Or was I well within my right to tell her what I did. I didn't yell at her, but she could tell I was a little bit upset.

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Those flyers people put under your windscreen wipers. We have more than a few issues. The first being - let me see you actually  touching my car and I WILL break some of your bones. The second thing, is the flyer in question was put on before it rained. And then it dried out in the sporadic sun. Now I have paper mâché on my windscreen. And after its been cleared away, I have the entire advert imprinted on the glass in ink.

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thesecretagent wrote:

Those flyers people put under your windscreen wipers. We have more than a few issues. The first being - let me see you actually  touching my car and I WILL break some of your bones. The second thing, is the flyer in question was put on before it rained. And then it dried out in the sporadic sun. Now I have paper mâché on my windscreen. And after its been cleared away, I have the entire advert imprinted on the glass in ink.


A very interesting thing I learned about the above practice. Not sure if it's true everywhere, but around me it's actually illegal to put flyers under the windshield. I found this out while getting a haircut from my barber. She had just opened her new shop and her son was putting flyers on cars. A cop told her not have her son put the flyers under the wipers on a windshield. It had something to do with obstructing the view for the driver. If the driver was involved in an accident and the flyer was under the wiper blade, the driver could sue the owner of company the flyer belongs to and claim it was obstructing their view. Or something like that. The cop suggested putting one the side window with a piece of tape.

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Lexi wrote:

BBC HD only showing short amounts of Wimbledon.... and instead, just when it's getting interesting 'Raiders of the lost arc'.... are you kidding me  ajb007/confused

I pay extra for HD.... and I can't believe that the BBC decide to show a movie from 1981 - when one of the few sporting events I like is on.... Grrrrrrr.

Ya only saying that cos the HD allows ya to see the ballboy's set of balls better. Now there's an alliterational mouthful!

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minigeff wrote:
Lexi wrote:

BBC HD only showing short amounts of Wimbledon.... and instead, just when it's getting interesting 'Raiders of the lost arc'.... are you kidding me  ajb007/confused

I pay extra for HD.... and I can't believe that the BBC decide to show a movie from 1981 - when one of the few sporting events I like is on.... Grrrrrrr.

Ya only saying that cos the HD allows ya to see the ballboy's set of balls better. Now there's an alliterational mouthful!

Although Andy Murrays keep falling out of his pocket  ajb007/tongue

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Lady Rose wrote:
minigeff wrote:
Lexi wrote:

BBC HD only showing short amounts of Wimbledon.... and instead, just when it's getting interesting 'Raiders of the lost arc'.... are you kidding me  ajb007/confused

I pay extra for HD.... and I can't believe that the BBC decide to show a movie from 1981 - when one of the few sporting events I like is on.... Grrrrrrr.

Ya only saying that cos the HD allows ya to see the ballboy's set of balls better. Now there's an alliterational mouthful!

Although Andy Murrays keep falling out of his pocket  ajb007/tongue

Is it safe to conclude then that at times, Andy Murray has no balls?

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Telephone calls that are answerphone messages for compensation, PPI claims or other slimy companies touting their services. These used up my phone's memory, then when my son was sick at nursary today, they couldn't leave a message and I was oblivious to the situation. Just came home, deleted all the crap and started doing paperwork...   ajb007/mad

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minigeff wrote:
Lady Rose wrote:
minigeff wrote:

Ya only saying that cos the HD allows ya to see the ballboy's set of balls better. Now there's an alliterational mouthful!

Although Andy Murrays keep falling out of his pocket  ajb007/tongue

Is it safe to conclude then that at times, Andy Murray has no balls?

Until he wins a Grand Slam ... YES !!!

As for my rant ... Bin Men

Do they do a special course that not only shows them how to block the whole road regardless of the space around them but that also teaches them to leave you bin right in the iddle of the driveway !!!!!   ajb007/mad

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Today's rant;

'TheRPF.com'

I decided the other day to join up to the rpf in order to meet new mates, see what was going etc etc. What I didn't realise is that new members have to have their hands held at all times, with every post being checked by a member of the admin team. This also seems to apply to private messages.

I've pm'd the admin team, but nothing, nada, zip, zilch, sweet bugger all.

The worst bit is that I have to make 20 posts and wait 45 days before getting upgraded to the level of membership where you're free to go play without ya minder holding the reigns. So I'm to wait 45 days plus when I decide to post (which might not be every day) I have to wait around 24hrs to get my posts checked out. Oh and my second post never made it, and I never was told why.

So at the moment, I can't post, I can't send pm's, I can't buy anything cos by the time my communications get checked, the stuff has sold, I can't sell anything as a noob, and no one answers my emails to the admin.

RPF, you suck.

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I had dodgy prawns last night, nuff said  ajb007/crap

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...and back to the loo  ajb007/biggrin

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ajb007/biggrin  you know it  ajb007/lol   ajb007/crap

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minigeff wrote:

Today's rant;

'TheRPF.com'

I decided the other day to join up to the rpf in order to meet new mates, see what was going etc etc. What I didn't realise is that new members have to have their hands held at all times, with every post being checked by a member of the admin team. This also seems to apply to private messages.

I've pm'd the admin team, but nothing, nada, zip, zilch, sweet bugger all.

The worst bit is that I have to make 20 posts and wait 45 days before getting upgraded to the level of membership where you're free to go play without ya minder holding the reigns. So I'm to wait 45 days plus when I decide to post (which might not be every day) I have to wait around 24hrs to get my posts checked out. Oh and my second post never made it, and I never was told why.

So at the moment, I can't post, I can't send pm's, I can't buy anything cos by the time my communications get checked, the stuff has sold, I can't sell anything as a noob, and no one answers my emails to the admin.

RPF, you suck.

And you should get used to it I say!

Being married for over 12 years, I know exactly how it's like when every word from yours is being checked, double-checked and censored and at the end of the day noone is really listening to you  ajb007/biggrin

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minigeff wrote:
Lady Rose wrote:
minigeff wrote:

Ya only saying that cos the HD allows ya to see the ballboy's set of balls better. Now there's an alliterational mouthful!

Although Andy Murrays keep falling out of his pocket  ajb007/tongue

Is it safe to conclude then that at times, Andy Murray has no balls?

ajb007/lol

Although it is nice to see Lendl back (as Murray's coach) I had such a crush on him  ajb007/embarrassed

Anyway, my rant.... Bloody casting of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher  ajb007/mad  The movie trailer has been released... and fans are NOT happy...

Loved one person's comment, "reacher is supposed to be 6'4 not 4'6'" which made me chuckle.
Still, really p***ed off that Cruise bought the rights... Childs must be cringing.

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I can't really put a label on this, so here goes;

150,000 immigrants go 'missing'.

Front line troop numbers to be reduced even more.

Another bank scandal.

Phone hacking.

Budget cuts left right and centre.

'human rights' laws.

everything being sold out to some foreign country.

Oh but don't panic, we got the olympics.

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Here's something a little more specific.

Correspondence.

It's become a more usual occurrence these days, you could even say the norm, that people can't write a letter properly.

I'm wondering, is it because we've gotten so lazy that we depend on technology to correct spelling etc? The amount of times I see there, they're and their mixed up is getting a joke.

Anyway, grammar and spelling aside, the most annoying thing I find is replies to enquiries via email.

Say, for instance, I spot a product, the only one priced at £120, and only 1 of 6 on the website. let's call it a fridge, my email reads something like this;

Dear Sir/Madam

I've seen you have an item for sale, a fridge at £120. I've got a few questions about it.

If I collect in person, could you do a cash sale?

You state it's graded as highly efficient, can you provide a certificate to prove this?

The picture on your site shows additional shelves in place, are these included?

Thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Blah blah blah.


The reply I get is;

Hi, the egg holder is the door is included, it's graded A.

Dave.


How the f@!k do these people make a living?

I replied saying I think he had got the wrong fridge, and I was asking about another one.

'we don't do that one anymore'. Is the only responce I could get.


To 'businessmen' everywhere;

Read your bloody emails before replying to them, and learn how to write a sentence, you might even want to use a little context so things are clear as well.

And if you don't stock an item anymore TAKE IT OFF YOUR SODDING WEBSITE!!!

Bloody fuggin tossers.

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2 things are really yanking my chain at the moment. 

Every time I pick up the phone at work, there's a pre-recorded message on the other end of the line, wittering on about Payment Protection Insurance claim-backs.  If I wanted to find out about this, I'd bloody google it and make my own enquiries about it.  Sod off.

The other major bug-bear is customers not paying their bills.  We do purpose-made work for them, they love the stuff and then they decide to announce that it'll be some time before they can pay up as they've haven't got any money.  Errrr excuse me??!!  I would love a Ferrari, but I don't go to a dealer, sign the papers, demand the keys before declaring that I can't actually pay for it.  Would they do their weekly shop at Tesco's and then tell the cashier that they'll pop back in 6 weeks to settle up?  Completely grinds my gears big time!!

And whilst I'm at it, people who can't be bothered to say thank you when you hold a door open for them.  Is common courtesy truly a thing of the past these days?  ajb007/crap

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Lexi wrote:
minigeff wrote:
Lady Rose wrote:

Although Andy Murrays keep falling out of his pocket  ajb007/tongue

Is it safe to conclude then that at times, Andy Murray has no balls?

ajb007/lol

Although it is nice to see Lendl back (as Murray's coach) I had such a crush on him  ajb007/embarrassed

Anyway, my rant.... Bloody casting of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher  ajb007/mad  The movie trailer has been released... and fans are NOT happy...

Loved one person's comment, "reacher is supposed to be 6'4 not 4'6'" which made me chuckle.
Still, really p***ed off that Cruise bought the rights... Childs must be cringing.

Actually there is video of childs anouncing cruise as reacher, and saying he's the only actor who can bring him to life because of his acting skill, not his stature, or words to that affect. This was in front of a room full of students and reacher fans, who instantly booed him. I am a massive reacher fan, I have all the books but I'm willing to give cruise a chance. Although they could of picked someone a wee bit taller admittedly, don't know who that would be though.

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I could totally buy Cruise as Reacher... If they cgi'd him like Hagred in Harry Potter. Seriously. The trailer looked good, and then Ethan Hunt squared off to a half a dozen guys, and he was the smallest one there! The whole Jack Reacher thing is the fact you know he's going to kick half the room's ass and intimidate the other half! He's not Bond, he doesn't handle himself well and get his arse occasionally kicked only to have to resort to mentally outwitting his opponents. He just bulldozes them. The guy is 6'5" and ranges from 220 to 250 lbs that's eighteen stone as near as dammit.

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Well Gerard Butler was one name, though I have to admit not having read the books that the Reacher thing mystifies me... what is he, what does he do? Just a wanderer from town to town in the mold of The Fugitive or Incredible Hulk TV series, righting wrongs and beating people up. It does sound a bit like your 1980s B-movie thing featuring lunkheaded hunk of your choice. I can't get a handle on him.

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zig zag wrote:
Lexi wrote:
minigeff wrote:

Is it safe to conclude then that at times, Andy Murray has no balls?

ajb007/lol

Although it is nice to see Lendl back (as Murray's coach) I had such a crush on him  ajb007/embarrassed

Anyway, my rant.... Bloody casting of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher  ajb007/mad  The movie trailer has been released... and fans are NOT happy...

Loved one person's comment, "reacher is supposed to be 6'4 not 4'6'" which made me chuckle.
Still, really p***ed off that Cruise bought the rights... Childs must be cringing.

Actually there is video of childs anouncing cruise as reacher, and saying he's the only actor who can bring him to life because of his acting skill, not his stature, or words to that affect. This was in front of a room full of students and reacher fans, who instantly booed him. I am a massive reacher fan, I have all the books but I'm willing to give cruise a chance. Although they could of picked someone a wee bit taller admittedly, don't know who that would be though.

Sorry, but I don't buy that at all, (not saying he didn't do it, saying that he thought he was the only actor) I listnened to an interview Child gave on radio 4 about 4 years ago... and they talked about bringing his books to film. Obviously the interviewer asked who he had picked as playing Reacher... Childs didn't have an answer, but he did say "well it could be anybody, however I wouldn't choose Tom Cruise for obvious reasons" he named him... and dismissed him... which is why I am aghast as to why Cruise has got the role (although I hear that Cruises film company bought the rights to the movie... so it was almost out of Childs hands) And I don't care how good an actor Cruise is - he isn't in my opinion - he is just NOT reacher.
They are saying that they are playing the juxtoposition of Cruise's hight, with being mentally 6'4 rather than physically - BOLLOCKS - the height of Reacher in the book is a fundemental part of who he is. It's his stature that has made him the man he is... and also his feeling of isolation. I'm sorry, but Cruise is just a bad casting, and nothing, NOTHING will make me watch him in this role.

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Well Gerard Butler was one name, though I have to admit not having read the books that the Reacher thing mystifies me... what is he, what does he do? Just a wanderer from town to town in the mold of The Fugitive or Incredible Hulk TV series, righting wrongs and beating people up. It does sound a bit like your 1980s B-movie thing featuring lunkheaded hunk of your choice. I can't get a handle on him.

Well try reading one of the books Nap, and then you might have a clearer picture. ajb007/wink

I thought Ray Stevenson would be good, not sure about his American Accent though...
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Lexi wrote:

They are saying that they are playing the juxtoposition of Cruise's hight, with being mentally 6'4 rather than physically - BOLLOCKS - the height of Reacher in the book is a fundemental part of who he is. It's his stature that has made him the man he is... and also his feeling of isolation. I'm sorry, but Cruise is just a bad casting, and nothing, NOTHING will make me watch him in this role.

My rant for today. Women that swear.  ajb007/mad  ajb007/biggrin

Are you certain that nothing, NOTHING will make you watch Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher? I bet you would watch him if Daniel Craig asked you to. I bet you'd watch Craig as Reacher.  ajb007/biggrin

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Moore Than wrote:
Lexi wrote:

They are saying that they are playing the juxtoposition of Cruise's hight, with being mentally 6'4 rather than physically - BOLLOCKS - the height of Reacher in the book is a fundemental part of who he is. It's his stature that has made him the man he is... and also his feeling of isolation. I'm sorry, but Cruise is just a bad casting, and nothing, NOTHING will make me watch him in this role.

My rant for today. Women that swear.  ajb007/mad  ajb007/biggrin

Are you certain that nothing, NOTHING will make you watch Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher? I bet you would watch him if Daniel Craig asked you to. I bet you'd watch Craig as Reacher.  ajb007/biggrin

Honestly... I wouldn't.
And even if they cast Craig as Reacher, I would say, bad call.

(psssst, I haven't even watched Cowboys and Aliens... it just doesn't interest me)

and women that don't swear.... oh dear, stuck in the 50's are you? ajb007/lol
(and no, it's not big, and not clever, but sometimes, in the right circumstances, there is no better substitution than a swear word... or naughty language  ajb007/shifty )

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Lexi wrote:
Moore Than wrote:
Lexi wrote:

They are saying that they are playing the juxtoposition of Cruise's hight, with being mentally 6'4 rather than physically - BOLLOCKS - the height of Reacher in the book is a fundemental part of who he is. It's his stature that has made him the man he is... and also his feeling of isolation. I'm sorry, but Cruise is just a bad casting, and nothing, NOTHING will make me watch him in this role.

My rant for today. Women that swear.  ajb007/mad  ajb007/biggrin

Are you certain that nothing, NOTHING will make you watch Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher? I bet you would watch him if Daniel Craig asked you to. I bet you'd watch Craig as Reacher.  ajb007/biggrin

Honestly... I wouldn't.
And even if they cast Craig as Reacher, I would say, bad call.

(psssst, I haven't even watched Cowboys and Aliens... it just doesn't interest me)

and women that don't swear.... oh dear, stuck in the 50's are you? ajb007/lol
(and no, it's not big, and not clever, but sometimes, in the right circumstances, there is no better substitution than a swear word... or naughty language  ajb007/shifty )

I plead ignorance of the books. The controversy surrounding the choice of Tom Cruise reminds me of the controversy surrounding Craig's choice as Bond. Who knows, Cruise may surprise people like Craig did? Not that I am a fan of Cruise.

I am stuck in the 50's. Please tell me you are not one of those women who expose their belly button and have a bad case of workmans butt.  ajb007/biggrin

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