Random irritations of the day......

stefanovic

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A man doing an honest job delivering parcels by van on a Sunday evening.
Car draws up on the opposite side of the road.
Passenger leaps out and makes off with the van.
Car drives off with a screech at speed in the opposite direction.
Saw it yesterday. All over in a couple of seconds.
Van driver totally distraught.
Unless some miracle has happened he has lost his livelihood.
 

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A man doing an honest job delivering parcels by van on a Sunday evening.
Car draws up on the opposite side of the road.
Passenger leaps out and makes off with the van.
Car drives off with a screech at speed in the opposite direction.
Saw it yesterday. All over in a couple of seconds.
Van driver totally distraught.
Unless some miracle has happened he has lost his livelihood.
Some people don't deserve to breathe fresh air
 

stefanovic

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I guess some responsibility lies with the driver who must have left his keys in the ignition and maybe the engine running.
I did glimpse him with a large parcel under his arm approaching a front door.
I imagine the perpetrators had been tracking him and suddenly took their chance.
It just shows how your life can change in an instant like that.
The neighbours were good, giving him every possible assistance.
I take it that vans are a sought after item these days.
 

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More likely what's potentially inside it.
I see delivery vans left with the engine running while the driver can be away from the vehicle for a couple of minutes..
OK, he's not asking to get his van and consignments nicked but.....well, he's asking for it.
If only there was a way to secure your van and contents....:unsure:
 

stefanovic

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More likely what's potentially inside it.
Van thieves are sophisticated.
I doubt if they leave a trail of clues for the police.
Most likely the van is taken to a back street workshop, broken down and put in a container to be shipped abroad.
The actual contents of the van probably ends up being sold on the internet.
(How to make £xx,xxx for an evening's work).
 

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My missus just screams when I drive 'up someones backside'-according to her...BTW-nowhere near, OR if I swerve about ( slightly ) trying to avoid the potholes in the bloody road-and getting worse:whistle:
Yup. That sounds like my missus as well. I definitely have to drive a lot slower when she's in the car nowadays. Funnily enough in the past she used to complain I dawdled. My speed hasn't changed.............
 

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We've got a large patch of dead grass on the lawn where the kids paddling pool has been for the summer. I raked it and put down grass seed over a week ago. Been watering it every couple of days but not a single seed has sprouted. On top of that the pigeons are loving eating all of my grass seed. And to add to the irritation we've got the patio doors open and the two cats are sitting in the dining room by the open doors just watching the pigeons eat the seed and not doing anything about them.
 

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Thank God there's someone else that can't abide this...
Really does my head in..
50k worth of car with a number plate all skewed - it ain't right.
It’s always bugged me, but today there was a really nice Evoque with a rear plate that wasn’t even close to being central, let alone straight.
 

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A man doing an honest job delivering parcels by van on a Sunday evening.
Car draws up on the opposite side of the road.
Passenger leaps out and makes off with the van.
Car drives off with a screech at speed in the opposite direction.
Saw it yesterday. All over in a couple of seconds.
Van driver totally distraught.
Unless some miracle has happened he has lost his livelihood.
Isn't it an offence to leave a vehicle unattended with the engine running?
He shouldn't be so stupid
 

Bunkermagnet

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It’s always bugged me, but today there was a really nice Evoque with a rear plate that wasn’t even close to being central, let alone straight.
They have people allegedly paid thousands at Land Rover to design an (ugly) car with it's number plate off centre by miles.....
 

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Pulled the trigger on a new one and was quite restrained. It's bigger but, hopefully not stupidly so! Fingers crossed they manage to deliver it on schedule!!!
When I ordered my latest TV (Pana OLED 65", going up from a Pana 46" plasma) my wife said it will look stupid and be too big. 2 weeks after getting it, she loves it and wouldn't go back. The picture quality is just amazing.
 

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Pulled the trigger on a new one and was quite restrained. It's bigger but, hopefully not stupidly so! Fingers crossed they manage to deliver it on schedule!!!
The BOSS got me a new one for upstairs to watch the sports and my own progs,....liked it so much that came home from golf one day to find it set up downstairs ( her lair )...with her tv somehow making the journey upstairs......I've been told to like it or lump it ( no choice-it's her house:whistle:)
 

ColchesterFC

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The BOSS got me a new one for upstairs to watch the sports and my own progs,....liked it so much that came home from golf one day to find it set up downstairs ( her lair )...with her tv somehow making the journey upstairs......I've been told to like it or lump it ( no choice-it's her house:whistle:)
Put your foot down man and let her know that you're the boss. (y)

But make sure you let us know how that works out for you.
 

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Those idiotic, brainless, selfish, me me me me me, dangerous sods who hide behind the Insulate Britain banner and continue to block the M25 causing people to miss a kidney dialysis appointment, a chemotherapy appointment and one person to have a stroke after a six hour traffic jam which has left her paralysed.
I hope they all ******* ***.
 
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