Random Irritations

RichA

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The met police.

Not you guys who work tirelessly to protect the public.

The senior officials. Cowards.
Tricky one for them though. Plenty of rumour, innuendo and anonymous calls to journos, but probably minimal actual evidence of offences - which are in the same penalty bracket as driving in a bus lane or dropping a fag butt.
If the irresponsible but criminally minor activities have the potential to bring down a democratically elected government, they're probably hoping that Sue Gray does the job, rather than them.
 

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Tricky one for them though. Plenty of rumour, innuendo and anonymous calls to journos, but probably minimal actual evidence of offences - which are in the same penalty bracket as driving in a bus lane or dropping a fag butt.
If the irresponsible but criminally minor activities have the potential to bring down a democratically elected government, they're probably hoping that Sue Gray does the job, rather than them.
Also, are the people who are clamouring for the police to investigate the same people who moaned when the police charged the 2 women walking round the reservoir in Derbyshire. Or those who say "stop prosecuting motorists, concentrate on 'real' crimes". Double standards everywhere.
 

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Also, are the people who are clamouring for the police to investigate the same people who moaned when the police charged the 2 women walking round the reservoir in Derbyshire. Or those who say "stop prosecuting motorists, concentrate on 'real' crimes". Double standards everywhere.
Isn't it a tiny bit different 2 ladies outside to 30 or so people outside who set the rules?
 

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That’s the issue to me, if when Midget Gems were first produced in 1905 (I believe) they used the word Midget as an insult or slight to Dwarfs and actual Midgets then good luck to her, but as you say, were does it stop?
No chance of your panto though it’ll have to be a “A Gender Fluid Individual and the Seven Individuals who are Below Average Height”;)
Just for clarification, a midget is not the same as a dwarf. A midget is an extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned.
 

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Put some muddy stuff in the washing machine before I set out to work this morning, had it on quite a warm setting which I haven’t used before.
Had a message from the missus, apparently there’s water and foam all over the kitchen floor 😬🙈
 

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It would appear we can now climb on trains and glue ourselves to the side of one, holding up the train network for 77 minutes and not face any repercussions......
I'm really starting to think that massive asteroid needs to come so everything can start again.....
 

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All the unmasked customers in Tesco today seem to be in pairs. And their number seems to be increasing.
Why doesn't one of them stay at home or wait outside for the other one?

On the plus side (OK doesn't belong on this thread) Double Cask Tamnavulin only £22 clubcard price. (@Foxholer take note)
Well, I had to, didn't I? Price of everything else is going up sooo much! There, got back to an irritation in the end.
 

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Shane Lowry (and the rest of them for that matter).

It may be semantics when it comes to the words used, but my stomach is close to turn inside out when someone who's made over $26 million in prize money alone is talking about "earning a living for his family" as a reason to play in Saudi Arabia.

I'd somewhat understand the guys on tour/s who are struggling* to make ends meet and looking for a big pay-day if they go, but not the big boys.

*struggling is used very loosely here
 

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All the unmasked customers in Tesco today seem to be in pairs. And their number seems to be increasing.
Why doesn't one of them stay at home or wait outside for the other one?
I share your irritation (most of the forum members probably do as well).
I understand that shops cannot challenge customers without masks regarding their reason for exemption, although I don't agree with it in the current situation we are faced with.

What really gets my goat is when you see 2 or more people together - all not wearing a mask. I'd bet my mortgage on them having no reason to be exempt, instead they have are ignorant, arrogant, law breaking idiots.
Surely store security should be able to refuse entry to such people on the grounds of protecting the health of their law abiding customers.

Was dragged along to Morrisons by the Mrs last night and as we entered the store, there was a guy with 2 ladies all not wearing masks.
I blew a fuse and confronted them, questioning whether they were all exempt with a few expletives thrown in for good measure.
The Mrs, horrified at my behaviour, pulled me up and gave me a right rollocking.

I would also add that the 3 idiots were foreign (East European) and in my experience during the pandemic is that "mask offenders" tend to be of East European / Asian denomination.
Not wanting to be un-PC or make generalisations, but that is what I have observed - obviously there are also indigenous idiots that flout the law regarding masks.

If only this country grew a pair of balls (like Australia) and put an end to these idiots taking the P!
Unfortunately we all know that they can continue to behave as they want without any retribution.
 
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It would appear we can now climb on trains and glue ourselves to the side of one, holding up the train network for 77 minutes and not face any repercussions......
I'm really starting to think that massive asteroid needs to come so everything can start again.....
More irritating is the fact that the morons targeted an electric train, which surely represents the very thing that we should be using more of.

Absolute bloody planks, and as for the jury that acquitted them, they could do with a shake.
 

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I share your irritation (most of the forum members probably do as well).
I understand that shops cannot challenge customers without masks regarding their reason for exemption, although I don't agree with it in the current situation we are faced with.

What really gets my goat is when you see 2 or more people together - all not wearing a mask. I'd bet my mortgage on them having no reason to be exempt, instead they have are ignorant, arrogant, law breaking idiots.
Surely store security should be able to refuse entry to such people on the grounds of protecting the health of their law abiding customers.

Was dragged along to Morrisons by the Mrs last night and as we entered the store, there was a guy with 2 ladies all not wearing masks.
I blew a fuse and confronted them, questioning whether they were all exempt with a few expletives thrown in for good measure.
The Mrs, horrified at my behaviour, pulled me up and gave me a right rollocking.

I would also add that the 3 idiots were foreign (East European) and in my experience during the pandemic is that "mask offenders" tend to be of East European / Asian denomination.
Not wanting to be un-PC or make generalisations, but that is what I have observed - obviously there are also indigenous idiots that flout the law regarding masks.

If only this country grew a pair of balls (like Australia) and put an end to these idiots taking the P!
Unfortunately we all know that they can continue to behave as they want without any retribution.
Go live in Australia 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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No it's adlock. Stop being such a dick. Probably impossible but you could try
As someone who also uses Adblock, I also thought you'd made a typo which had been helpfully corrected.
Perhaps it's better to enquire politely rather than jumping out with insults first, it looked to me like someone was trying to be helpful to you.
 
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