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Why is there not a law that makes obstructing the highway a criminal offence. Then the police can arrest swampy and the great unwashed that are blocking up the roads and bridges in London and causing chaos. The police should have stopped them right at the beginning, they could be there for weeks now.
Just been watching this on the news. I just don’t get what they want to achieve by sitting down and putting a giant boat in London and having 680+ of them arrested!!!!
 

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Why is there not a law that makes obstructing the highway a criminal offence. Then the police can arrest swampy and the great unwashed that are blocking up the roads and bridges in London and causing chaos. The police should have stopped them right at the beginning, they could be there for weeks now.
I think there might be, but where do you put a couple of 1000 people who have been arrested?
 

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The weather!

I know it's a very British thing to moan about but you can't plan what to do from one weekend to the next. Last weekend I was in shorts and it was roasting hot yet last night the heating went back on for a bit and it's hammering it down with rain!
 
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I never use Mr Green any more so decided to withdraw my balance. Turns out I had more in there than I expected. Greedy bastards charge a 1% withdrawal fee now, and you can't withdraw a decimal amount, so as I had £101.90 in there I'm effectively losing 2% of my balance because I can't take out the 90p too.

Minimum withdrawal is £30 so although I could deposit £29.10 to round my balance up then withdraw everything they might have rules about not withdrawing what you just put in without wagering it (as they are tight gits) so I'd rather not risk it and just grumble about it a lot instead.

I really resent things like that.
 

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I never use Mr Green any more so decided to withdraw my balance. Turns out I had more in there than I expected. Greedy bastards charge a 1% withdrawal fee now, and you can't withdraw a decimal amount, so as I had £101.90 in there I'm effectively losing 2% of my balance because I can't take out the 90p too.

Minimum withdrawal is £30 so although I could deposit £29.10 to round my balance up then withdraw everything they might have rules about not withdrawing what you just put in without wagering it (as they are tight gits) so I'd rather not risk it and just grumble about it a lot instead.

I really resent things like that.
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that bloody fee winds me right up when they have a decent slot offer I want to do lol
 

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Fence Installers

Or Joiners

or Landscape people

or whatever you want to call them

This is now the SECOND TIME we have been let down by companies which have given us quotes to install a fence + gate, we've then booked them in and they don't turn up!

So it's back to square one again of getting quotes!
 

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Hayfever...

End of story
 

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Not something that has pissed me off, just something that annoys me. And I haven't had a moan for a while so why not....

Overly informal/friendly customer service operatives / websites / or businesses in general.

I got an email last week from my someone in a customer service department for a global company whose email started "Hi Homie, it was great talking to you today" and ended by saying 'have an EPIC rest of the week' They actually wrote EPIC in caps. What happened to Dear sir? Or Dear Mr Homie at least. Wouldn't have been so bad if they had actually resolved my complaint.

My local train station has a recorded announcement that starts "Hi there! " and then goes on to inform of engineering works and rail replacement bus services. Don't be all pally then give me loads of bad news.

Also I really hate all those websites that try to be cute when displaying a 404 page not found error. "ooops! you seem to have taken a wrong turn, are you lost?" said the cute picture of a koala bear apparently lost in the Arctic. No I'm not lost, your link didn't work. Stop trying to be funny.

There might be more important things to be annoyed by but these are the things annoying me this week.

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Hate to be 'that guy' but these environmentalists have parked a bloody boat smack bang in the middle of Leeds!! and will be there for the next 5 days from the sounds of it!


They've done it in some other major cities as well!

grrr

All this is going to do is get a LOT of people to turn away from their cause!
 

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Hate to be 'that guy' but these environmentalists have parked a bloody boat smack bang in the middle of Leeds!! and will be there for the next 5 days from the sounds of it!


They've done it in some other major cities as well!

grrr

All this is going to do is get a LOT of people to turn away from their cause!
I'd tear gas the the lot of 'em. Then drive home in my 4.2 litre Jaguar.
 
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I have a client who is dicking me about something unreal and it is really doing my head in. I've now done about three variations on a commissioned design and they're asking for something different again now. FFS
 

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I have a client who is dicking me about something unreal and it is really doing my head in. I've now done about three variations on a commissioned design and they're asking for something different again now. FFS
how do freelance artists cope with that?

Do you put in a MAXIMUM number of alternations with the price?
 

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how do freelance artists cope with that?

Do you put in a MAXIMUM number of alternations with the price?
Well, I have a clause that says any additional/extra alternations above what is reasonable etc may incur a charge...but I've never enforced it yet.

It's really pissing me off because the client is being SO bloody picky about it and tbh I feel like telling them to sod off but I need the work so obviously I'm not gonna do that lol
 

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Well, I have a clause that says any additional/extra alternations above what is reasonable etc may incur a charge...but I've never enforced it yet.

It's really pissing me off because the client is being SO bloody picky about it and tbh I feel like telling them to sod off but I need the work so obviously I'm not gonna do that lol
enforce it

same way us bloggers enforce 'late payment chargers' for people that give us the run around when it comes to paying invoices

If they know the additional costs upfront they can't complain when we implement then!
 
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I'd tear gas the the lot of 'em. Then drive home in my 4.2 litre Jaguar.
honestly right, that's one of the main roads in the middle of Leeds and is backed up to hell normally with people coming off the M621 into town so they chose that place specifically to cause the most impact!
 

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enforce it

same way us bloggers enforce 'late payment chargers' for people that give us the run around when it comes to paying invoices

If they know the additional costs upfront they can't complain when we implement then!
I've just told them there that this will take me some extra time to make yet more changes and I'm hoping the penny will drop
 

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I've just told them there that this will take me some extra time to make yet more changes and I'm hoping the penny will drop
just be sassy with

No worries, I'll send my amended invoice within the next hour...
 
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This heat

I can handle it in the daytime but the nighttime is just the worst! Might as well not even bother going to sleep!

Even got 2 giant tubs of ice to sit in front of one of our fans in the bedroom but that makes naff all difference!!
 

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