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#1 M&MBM

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:11 PM

After seeing a few posts in various threads about people having annoying things happen, i thought I'd start a gripe thread.

Today i stood in the post office for 1/2 an hour this morning, and 3/4 hour this afternoon posting mr M's parcels. Why twice? Because there were sop many of them I didn't like to hog the post office counter for too long. Wish I had now..

Our heating's not working so were freezing, and to wash up I boil the water in the kettle. Luckily the shower's electric (but it uses the immersion heater circuit, so the immersion heater is disconnected.)

Kindle moans are still current.

I don't mind round robin Xmas letters becausethe ones I get are just a quick summary of the year past. I send one. I hope it's not too bragging. Probably isn't as I haven't much to brag about.

I want to eat some chocolate but I'm supposed to be trying to lose weight. I WANT SOME CHOCOLATE.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:41 PM

My moan of the day is I've been really good lately at eating one uncooked meal a day.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:50 AM

It's bloody cold in my house!
Seriously bloody cold.

Unlike you though M the heating is working.
And if I get told one more time to put on another jumper I'm going to flippin' well scream!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:54 AM

I'm starting to feel guilty because I don't have any moans and my house is warm and comfortable. :(
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:25 AM

View Postcroberon, on 05 December 2011 - 11:41 PM, said:

My moan of the day is I've been really good lately at eating one uncooked meal a day.

I don't care too much for uncooked beef! :tongue_cheek:
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:36 AM

View PostBIkerider, on 06 December 2011 - 08:25 AM, said:


I don't care too much for uncooked beef! :tongue_cheek:

I think I may have found a moan at last. This is a moans and gripes thread, not a beef thread. ;)
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:50 AM

I guess my moan and beef is my uncooked meals are only fruit and veg.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:56 AM

Croby, are you saying that you would like to have your uncooked meals contain meat (as in Germany and, I believe, some Scandinavian countries) or that you would like your fruit to be cooked (as in apple pie)?
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:15 AM

View PostScoop, on 06 December 2011 - 07:50 AM, said:

It's bloody cold in my house!
Seriously bloody cold.

Unlike you though M the heating is working.
And if I get told one more time to put on another jumper I'm going to flippin' well scream!

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Scoop, you sound just like my wife.She sits here of an evening dressed as though it's 90 degrees in the shade but has the heating up really high, and yes, I too tell her to put a jumper on. So Scoop, you know what to do, put on another jumper ( ducks so as to avoid a left hook) :fear:  Oh, and don't scream, I'm not sure if there's a scream emoticon  :wink:

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:49 AM

View PostPenbwlch, on 06 December 2011 - 09:56 AM, said:

Croby, are you saying that you would like to have your uncooked meals contain meat (as in Germany and, I believe, some Scandinavian countries) or that you would like your fruit to be cooked (as in apple pie)?
I thinkt Croby is a vegetarian.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

Here's one for Scoop. :D

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You know, those women must get really confused. They spend years of their partner trying to undress them, only to find that he now wants them to put on more clothes. :wacko:
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:50 PM

If I have to deal with one more inefficient a'hole at work today, who thinks that making cock ups is part of their day to day duties; I will kill somebody. :wOOt3:

I am past the point of chocolate.................................. i am moving onto alcohol. :drink_beer:

This thread may come in very useful.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

ITB, are you their manager? If so, you should welcome such people. If the work force were all perfect, there would not be the same need for management. ;)
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:21 PM

The term "Support Staff" should not be an oxymoron.

FFS.

I swear that some of the civilians in my force honestly believe that I work for them and am there to make their job easier - so we're told to do more admin work on ground, rather than having the 'support staff' actually supporting the work we do.

Honestly - it's like the organisation forgets the reason that we're out there......
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:28 PM

View PostPenbwlch, on 06 December 2011 - 02:00 PM, said:

ITB, are you their manager? If so, you should welcome such people. If the work force were all perfect, there would not be the same need for management. ;)

No Pen, I'm not their Manager. I look after the sales office, but these "waste of spaces" are warehouse staff.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:13 PM

I'm afraid not, unless you are a qualified vet.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:55 PM

View Postbaby elephant, on 06 December 2011 - 10:15 AM, said:

Scoop, you sound just like my wife.She sits here of an evening dressed as though it's 90 degrees in the shade but has the heating up really high, and yes, I too tell her to put a jumper on. So Scoop, you know what to do, put on another jumper ( ducks so as to avoid a left hook) :fear:  Oh, and don't scream, I'm not sure if there's a scream emoticon  :wink:

Believe me I do not sit around dressed as if it's 90 degrees in the shade and the heating is never on really high.
Unfortunately the thermostat is located in a room where an open fire is so as soon as that room hits the temperature, the heating goes off and the rest of the house turns into an ice box.
It was 13 degrees in my bedroom last night.
I sleep in pyjamas, bed socks, sometimes a dressing gown with a hot water bottle and a double thick duvet.
I feel the cold something terrible. :(



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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

Scoop, have you tried individual thermostats on the radiators?

We are still in the cold. Boiler rebuilt. Chimney not drawing. Sweep needed. Not happpy. Am smelly.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:25 PM

View PostM&MBM, on 06 December 2011 - 06:13 PM, said:

Scoop, have you tried individual thermostats on the radiators?

We are still in the cold. Boiler rebuilt. Chimney not drawing. Sweep needed. Not happpy. Am smelly.

It's a very old property. Central heating was most definitely an afterthought.
You can turn the radiators up and down individually but the best solution would be to move the thermostat to the coldest room in the house. Unfortunately that in itself would be a total nightmare!!!! (Plus I dread to think what else would be discovered that needs doing).

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:59 PM

View PostScoop, on 06 December 2011 - 06:25 PM, said:

It's a very old property. Central heating was most definitely an afterthought.
You can turn the radiators up and down individually but the best solution would be to move the thermostat to the coldest room in the house. Unfortunately that in itself would be a total nightmare!!!! (Plus I dread to think what else would be discovered that needs doing).

What M suggests are TRVs. They are simple to fit to existing radiators and would be an ideal solution for you. Read more about them here.
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