Random irritations of the day......

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Yesterday's random irritation was 6 hours on hold to make changes to Mrs. BiM's car insurance. 6 hours of the phone on speaker whilst I worked and the irritating "jingly muzak".
 

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BBC again. Coverage on the 6 o'clock news gushing about a kid missing his birthday party so all his friends were driven past his house to wish him a happy birthday...

Essential journeys??
It is my birthday today and it's my first birthday without sharing it with my twin brother .......................... in 62 years!
It breaks my heart, but doesn't kill me.
A non-essential journey could.
Just got to do what's right, regardless of how difficult that may be.
Short term pain for long term gain.
Total no brainer.
 

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One of our nurses going to a local Asda who were opening early for NHS staff. Massive queue and she estimated about a 30%-70% split between NHS and ordinary folk and no separation so those in front of her (and therefore non-essential) let in without any check for ID or staff passes. Total waste of time
 

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One of our nurses going to a local Asda who were opening early for NHS staff. Massive queue and she estimated about a 30%-70% split between NHS and ordinary folk and no separation so those in front of her (and therefore non-essential) let in without any check for ID or staff passes. Total waste of time
How on earth can she estimate that??

Did she wear scrubs Or something whilst the rest were in civvies?
 

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How on earth can she estimate that??

Did she wear scrubs Or something whilst the rest were in civvies?
Because there were plenty in the queue that had come off the night shift at the hospital she recognised and some in the queue had kids with them (bit of a giveaway). I think her bigger gripe was the fact that there was no checks at all and so the NHS didn't really get any benefit for getting there early.
 

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BBC again. Coverage on the 6 o'clock news gushing about a kid missing his birthday party so all his friends were driven past his house to wish him a happy birthday...

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Yes they do manage to beggar it up. Broadcasting reports that PM and Health Sec have only mild infections and are then show them happily chatting. How many are going to see that and wonder what the fuss is all about - really helpful!!
 

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Because there were plenty in the queue that had come off the night shift at the hospital she recognised and some in the queue had kids with them (bit of a giveaway). I think her bigger gripe was the fact that there was no checks at all and so the NHS didn't really get any benefit for getting there early.
I fully agree that they should check everyone and her guesstimate may well be right. But her logic that she’s simply presuming that all that she didn’t recognise from a previous night shift is massively flawed.
as to the kids, if it was whole families then. I’d probably agree that there pulling a fast one, but if it was simply one parent. It could be that the other parent is a key worker.

Considering the support for the nhs last night, I think more people may be respecting it than people believe.
 

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Stoke footballer refuses to wear a poppy, which I do agree is his right.

Posted a pic on his Instagram about home schooling, decided to do it about history and wore a balaclava for comedic effect.
Comedic effect? He posted it on Instagram for the world to see!


Teaching his 2 kids history whilst wearing a balaclava! Absolutely hilarious!! I take it we can all joke about the NI troubles eh!
 
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