Stupid little things that bug you

Tuearts right boot

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Where are you ?
Trafford has none of that, you just turn up. Also, it isn't council run, private firm whose name I've forgotten. They also do all household bins.


Who mentioned brown envelopes ? Come on I'm waiting. No one goes home until the boy who shouted brown envelopes stands up.
Gwynedd county council and I'm sure Pembrokeshire CC are the same.
 

Dial M 4 Mercer

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Tradespeople who take it as a personal affront when you ask for their bank details in order to pay their account, instead of paying them in cash.They somehow think they should be exempt from paying tax.
 

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People who patronise me as a senior citizen. I have got used to young folk offering me a seat on a Metrolink, but the other day I was in one place being attended to and a bloke sitting nearby, no spring chicken himself, said "Do you know tour shoelace is undone?"
I said "Yes" (thinking mind yer own business) and he replied "Do you want me to tie it for you?"
I thought "God, do I look that decrepit?"

And only a couple of weeks ago I was putting a medium-sized suitcase on the overhead luggage rack, no bother at all, when a smart-arse sprang up from a nearby seat and virtually wrestled it out of my hands and put it up there himself. I thought "Patronising bastard!" I suppose he was trying to help, but I don't want offers of help when I don't need them, thank you very much.

Does anyone else have this to put up with, or is it just me? It really pisses me off.
calm down grand dad and have a cup of tea, you'll do yourself a mischief
 

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We’d get a huge sack of spuds delivered back in the seventies, can’t remember the weight, 50lb maybe. Was probably just a week’s worth though in our house. Hardly eat them now.

New potatoes don’t taste the same anymore either.
think they were 56lb for some reason, my old man used to rock up from work every couple of weeks with one, a surprising number seemed to fall off the back of lorries...
 

Tuearts right boot

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They’re currently sold in 25kg sacks which is just over 55lb so maybe that’s right.
Yeah, a 56 lb sack o' spuds was the norm in them days. Thick brown paper, sewn at the top and when empty my dad used to cut it up into strips and use them as fire lighters.
 

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