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Llaingoch's Complaints Corner And That
« on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1017 »
Fed up of credit crunches?
Had it up to the back teeth of the so called Fat Cats?
Sick of rubbish on telly?
Has your other half done something to annoy you?
Weather getting on your nerves ?
Outraged by so called UFO's allegedly visiting us?
Tired of dog dirts on our streets?
Has the lack of Facts of the Day's on our screens got you down?
Has anything else got you outraged ?
Well, this is the place to vent your outrage.

I'll start things off by telling of my outrage against The National Lottery. When it started I (and lots of people I knew) used to win at least a tenner on a regular basis. Nowadays, I haven't even won a tenner for months and I for one believe these 'Lucky Dips' they flog are a con.
Do you know anyone who's won a bucket-load of dosh from it ?
Me neither.
And when the 'host' of the show turns on the machine, it's not even them that does it, it's the person with the gloves on that does it.
And there isn't even an audience there, yet there seems to be 300 easily pleased buffoons there clapping and cheering when the numbers come out.
Hellish yeah.
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« Reply #1 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1028 »
I second that, in fact I third it too.

I am greatly annoyed that every series of Little Britain apart from the first is rubbish. I am also annoyed that people slow down for speed cameras even when they're already under the speed limit.  I'm also annoyed that SPEED 2 was set on a boat, which is a type of ship.

I am also really really annoyed that when you go on the "what's on the telly page" button on a Sky remote control, the sound cuts out on the program you're watching so you can't hear what's going on while you see what else is on, and instead you have to put up with background muzak.

I honestly don't know how I cope with it all.
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1034 »
Excellent points there Wils.
I am also outraged by my Sky+, as when you scroll down the things you have recorded page, sometimes, it sticks or something, and you end up deleting something you hadn't watched yet.
For example, I inadvertantly deleted that film with that actress taking all her clothes off, and I hadn't even watched it.

With regards to Little Britain, I watched a repeat of the Merican series in the hope that it may have got better/funnier, but it hadn't.
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« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1039 »
Very true Llainy.    In fact, another annoying thing about Sky is that you can only set a series reminder before the program starts, so if you catch a program and it's already started you can't set a reminder for the rest of the series until the next time it's on.

I'm not rich enough to have Sky+, despite having all my own teeth.
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« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1045 »
Another very valid point there Wils.
Yet another outrage I have with Sky is that the adverts are all on at the same time, so switching over when the ad's are on is pointless.

I am also outraged by the new flavour of crisps on our shop shelves, in particular the 'fish & chips' flavour, as they are horrible.
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« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1057 »
Insurance companies! Need I say more?
It's just the bear necessities of life!

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1057 »
Well at least idiotic geriatric idiot Iggy Pop isn't on in EVERY ad break anymore going on and on and on about insurance and how he used to date Brad Pitt and starred in Friends.


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« Reply #7 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1103 »
Exactly.
I would also like to complain about Steve Wright In The Afternoon on the the radio, what with him talking over the end of every song, not telling you who sang it, pretending everyone 'loves his show', not reading my emails out calling him a **** in them and stealing everything he talks about from the Sun newspaper.
And not being funny, except for the Elvis bit, and that's not even him.
Nor is it the real Elvis.
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« Reply #8 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1116 »
I did like Sid the Manager though.   What annoyed me about SWITPM was the collection of hangers-on and stuff he had, much like that Chris Evans and the hapless bunch of sycophantic bumlickers that he used to build himself up.

Grrrrrrrr (that's an angry grrrrrrrrrrrrrr, not a "hello foxy" grrrrrrrrrrrrr).
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« Reply #9 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1137 »
Another outrage causing me great outrage is the price of a pint.
3 !!
Gone are the days when you could go out & get hammered for under 10 and still have enough for chips and a taxi home.

And these new 5p's are too fiddely.
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« Reply #10 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1215 »
Adverts for TESCO really annoy me.  They say things like 'we have reduced the things people buy in our stores'.  How patronising, people buy all the things in the so called 'stores' or what were once known as 'shops' or else they wouldn't be on the shelves.  These organisations don't put things on the shelves to decorate the shop, they are there to be sold.  Then they show baskets which represent savings.

Digital telly boxes - what is this rubbish all about?  It's a con as I imagine Sky and Sky+ are too.  If everyone said no to these cons, then what would the telly programme makers do?  Keep on putting the programmes on some obscure channel?  No, I don't think so, as soon as the advertisers (and you are paying to watch these adverts) discovered that no one is watching the ads, they would soon pull the funding and then programmes would be put on normal telly.  Plus when you have a look through the channels and take away the shopping channels, the bingo, poker and other types of channels, channels where they repeat what has been on one hour previously, repeat channels like DAVE, football (which I hate) and channels where they buy and sell houses, there isn't that much left.  Value for money that is.

Nooks - Insurance companies.  A twit crashed into my car two years ago and I had a letter last week whereby the other party has admitted liability.  TWO YEARS!
IT IS RASCALS BIRTHDAY BEFORE MONKEY FIDDLERS!!! STILL!!!      
Oooh, it's all "Wils, Wils, Wils!"
Rascal bach, you have no idea how hard I'm laughing at your last post.  You are so funny.
I think Rascal should apologise for Wils - seriously!

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1217 »
2 years ?
Now that is an outrage.
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« Reply #12 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1411 »
AND ANOTHER THING - all these channels that show you what you were watching an hour ago, or something.  They're all called xxx +1, so you've got Gold +1, Dave +1, E4 +1 and so on.

SURELY they should be called -1 not +1, because at 8 pm you're watching what was on at 7 pm, i.e. an hour earlier.  Otherwise I get confused and when I watch the +1 channel I think I'm watching something before it's been on the telly, and then when I switch the normal channel on an hour later, I realise I should've switched it on two hours BEFORE to see the same program again, and then it's on the +1 channel again an hour later, even though it's what was on the normal channel an hour earlier.  I think.   

No wonder there's a credit crunch.
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« Reply #13 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1425 »
I think you're right too, Wils.
How can they call it +1 when it was on an hour earlier.
And what about if you're watching it in Spain or somewhere like that, when they are either an hour ahead or something.
I for one don't bother with these so called +1 channels, as I've already watched it once.

And as for that Dave channel, it should be called Dave +3 years. (Or Dave -3 years)
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« Reply #14 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1440 »
AND ANOTHER THING - all these channels that show you what you were watching an hour ago, or something.  They're all called xxx +1, so you've got Gold +1, Dave +1, E4 +1 and so on.

SURELY they should be called -1 not +1, because at 8 pm you're watching what was on at 7 pm, i.e. an hour earlier.  Otherwise I get confused and when I watch the +1 channel I think I'm watching something before it's been on the telly, and then when I switch the normal channel on an hour later, I realise I should've switched it on two hours BEFORE to see the same program again, and then it's on the +1 channel again an hour later, even though it's what was on the normal channel an hour earlier.  I think.   

And then, of course, there's the problem of what happens when the clocks go forward ... and back ...

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« Reply #15 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1445 »
That's a whole complaint in itself Jean.

In the winter they put the clocks back.
Or forward.
And in the summer they put the clocks forward.
Or back.
Anyway, whichever it is, it robs us of an hour's lie-in and one of them makes us go to bed an hour earlier.
And another thing, you have to get up at 2 o'clock in the morning to put your clocks and that forwards/backwards or whatever, why don't they make it a better time, like 6 o'clock in the evening when we are at home and the Mrs is doing your tea, so that then she can do the cooker clock, so that the cooker knows to cook your tea at the right time and that. 
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« Reply #16 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1452 »
What I don't like about that whole clocks go forward or back thing is that the way of remembering it is rubbish -

Spring Forwards, Fall Back.

What rubbish.

You could just as easily Spring Back or Fall Forwards, and who knows WHAT sort of chaos that would cause?

I prefer the anacronym SPRING - Sertain Petunias Rise In Gardens - to help me remember, but even THAT is rubbish because it doesn't tell you whether the clocks go back, forwards or stay the same, which is its only reason for being.
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« Reply #17 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1459 »
Exactly, Wils.
I used to use a hankie and I would write on it when the time was to put the clocks forwards or backwards, but I lost it, as I had forgotten to tie a knot in another hankie to remind me where I had put my clocks hankie.
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« Reply #18 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1509 »
I am just thinking of a very witty remark regarding hankies and clocks. As soon as I've come up with it I'll let you know.
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« Reply #19 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1517 »
I've always wondered where nudists keep their hankies.
I know where they keep their watches, but not their clocks.

And that's another thing, whilst surveying a nudist beach, I was outraged to see that there was men there.
I didn't have my Bloke Blocker card neither, so I left in disgust.
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« Reply #20 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1553 »
I would like to complain, in the strongest terms possible, about Boyzone and Westlife.
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« Reply #21 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1559 »

I prefer the anacronym SPRING - Sertain Petunias Rise In Gardens - to help me remember, but even THAT is rubbish

Yes, it is.

It spells SPRIG, not SPRING. 

I've never heard of anyone sprigging forward, or even sprigging back.

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« Reply #22 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1602 »
But you've surely heard of people falling forwards into a Sprigging bush, and then springing back?  Or is it the other way around?
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« Reply #23 on: Monday 09 March 2009, 1715 »
I want to complain about Complaints Corners.

Everywhere you go these days there seem to be special teams of "experts" devoted to complaints about stuff.
But when I rang up to complain that I had still not found that Meccano set I lost that time the woman I spoke to said "We don't deal with that sort of thing."

Bluddi cheek I call it. Now where can I complain about that?
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