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What made your day a crap one??

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MrK1, Tuesday March 29, 2016.

  1. Benz3ne

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    I couldn't have let that one go - strangely it's my second run-in with incorrect phone-uses in the last two months or so. One was a driver, the other was today's offender.

    I wasn't entirely sure whether I was in the wrong. I know I was right to tell them to stop but I may have taken things a bit far. That being said, I don't regret my actions. There's just no getting through to some people. I wonder whether they feel emasculated by a young gent telling them what to do?

    At the end of the day, the risk to life because of one person's stupid actions this morning was positively monumental.
     
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  2. Benz3ne

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    What happened to the 'boom' at the end?
     
  3. It was ambiguous,....I meant it as the yoof use it, meaning "all kicked off",
    ....I was afraid of being misinterpreted as one who thinks that using a mobile phone at a petrol station will actually cause an explosion.
     
  4. Benz3ne

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    As a 'yoof' myself, I understand!
    You yoof-ful go-getter, you! Unfortunately, there is a possibility (albeit small) that it could! I'm not keen to take that risk, to be frank. Sorry for my serious response! :D
     
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  5. This escalated rather quickly.
    I'd rather back off this subject than explain my rather unsuccessful attempt at humour, I do, after all, have a "knot" to break in.
     
  6. Benz3ne

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    I think it's just the lack of intonation as a result of being via interwebs. Don't take it to heart, Mr Toff. I didn't want to escalate it but had to get my point across!

    Let's leave this topic at that. :)

    On another note, enjoy breaking in your knot! :D
     
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  7. Benz3ne

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    Good start to the day... manager (who notoriously does not pull their weight) claims that a couple of staff members noted I do not write my clock in and clock out times accurately enough, and that I should exercise time-keeping better. I often have to travel for work, have phone calls from the time I wake up and stay behind to finish work when required... I guess production staff don't see that side of it.

    That's not to say I'm late, but that I round up to the nearest 5 minutes, which is apparently unacceptable. For reference, clock in/out time-keeping was introduced for hourly-rate staff, of which I am not.

    *sigh* unfortunately, there's just no pleasing everyone.
     
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  8. Bjoern

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    Today's early morning visit with my dentist.
     
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  9. Benz3ne

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    Got in the car to head to work only to find some b*stard had removed my wing mirror with their foot. Driver's side so not legal to drive. Wing mirror found behind a lamppost nearby but wiring looks pretty ruined, and fixings have snapped. Will probably need an entirely new unit.

    When will my string of bad luck end, aye?
     
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  10. Could have been matey from the petrol station!! There are some idiot's out there, unlucky mate.
     
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  11. JohnnyO

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    Aww Ben, bummer m8.

    JohnnyO. o/
     
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  12. Benz3ne

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    I think it's some of the students/youths who live nearby. £125 for the part, £30 fitting. Could have done without this...
     
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  13. David68

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    Well done you. It is such a rare thing for a person to tell someone to stop doing something they shouldn't be doing. In my younger days, I am sad to admit that i would have given the phone-user a kicking had he been close enough to go nose-to-nose. I will always say something, much to the wife's chagrin, but the punch first ask questions later days are long behind me - thankfully

    As for using a phone at a petrol station. The likelihood is very very low, as a static charge is needed to ignite the petrol vapour but it is still possible. When I lived in the US, the operators at the gas station i used had a policy of no phone use and if you were caught the petrol was cut off from the pump and you lost your money.
     
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  14. Benz3ne

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    Thank you. I couldn't let it pass. Despite the negligible likelihood of actually igniting a petrol station there was still a risk and I felt obliged to step up to the plate. Fortunately I'm not a "hit first, think later" kind of guy! He did deserve a clout, however.

    I wish we had a similar system to America. People might take note if they could lose money!
     
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  15. David68

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    You were spot on by stepping up to the plate. Sadly it was only a handful of garages that had the shut off system.
     
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  16. Rubbish day at work, patching servers for Wannacry, one engineer on holiday and two off sick. Just a nightmare of stress.

    Bail ten minutes early, race up to and through Leeds, grab the kids for after school club, race over to Rainbows drop the littlest one off and sit in the car park for 45 minutes.

    Race for home, sit in traffic for ten minutes, get home, feed kids first course, get eldest changed for Guides (by repeating the Dad litany "Are you ready yet? Are you in your uniform? If you aren't ready what are you doing? Don't just stand there go and get changed!" in no particular order) hang laundry out to take the edge off/freshen it, race back into Leeds for guides, race back home with the youngest, feed her dessert and a biscuit, get her in pyjamas, do her teeth, plait her hair (in case she falls asleep in the car) play tiddlywinks.

    Race back into Leeds to get eldest from guides, try not to spit feathers as the large lady in comfortable shoes tells us about the three day trip to London to see a "Guides Gig" at Wembley in the Autumn, only £150 a head!

    Race home, put youngest to bed, feed eldest dessert and cake, clear table whilst eldest gets ready for bed, remind myself washing is out, plait eldest's hair and put her to bed.

    Breathe sigh of relief! Now for ten minutes off before housework.

    Make cup of tea with a tot of rum in it.
    Sit on sofa to drink said tea.

    Wake up at 00:35 on sofa with cold tea and cricked neck and the sound of heavy rain in my ears.

    Sigh, say "FUCK IT!" go to bed.
     
  17. Benz3ne

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    Manic day with a crappy ending - surely it's made better by the fact you know you're a great father? Or at least, it seems that way from the monumental effort you put in!
     
  18. Well said. :)
     
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  19. Thanks but I'll settle for not a crap one. Though the washing is still on the line, the washing up isn't done, nor the hoovering and so on. I hate Thursdays.
    Still at least I whupped her ass at tiddlywinks, Champion! Champion!
     
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  20. JohnnyO

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    Pays to be a winner, Sir Count.

    JohnnyO. o/
     

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