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This group is for people who want to have a good 'moan' about things that annoy them such a bad grammar, call centres, traffic wardens etc ..... anything which drives you mad.

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Say 99

Started by Doubledecker Feb 8, 2014. 0 Replies

I hate the very widespread practice of pricing items in 9’s is an obvious attempt to fool you into thinking they are actually much cheaper than they are, and is an insult to your…Continue

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Comment by The Crafter on January 22, 2014 at 12:39

Wasps coming around when your trying to eat or drink outside.

Not being able to find the end of the Sellotape.

Trainer socks that slip down to your toes a minute after wearing them.

Paying for carrier bags in M&S.

Self service machines that don't work properly.

Being from a clothes size 12 to 16 in different stores.

Falling asleep before the end of a film.

Bad hair days.

People that moan about trivial things (who me?) never!

Comment by The Crafter on January 23, 2014 at 12:31

Opticians that eat garlic.

Comment by stillahippie on January 23, 2014 at 12:49


No hi viz clothing, no lights, no road sense, no obeying the highway code, no road tax, no brains, no wonder they get mown down......

Comment by The Crafter on January 23, 2014 at 13:58

People who answer their mobile phones when at the front of the check out queue and make the assistant wait to be paid while they take the call.

Comment by The Crafter on January 23, 2014 at 14:01

When shopping in a hurry only to find M&S has moved all it's products around yet again.

Comment by juliethemuse on February 2, 2014 at 17:48

People who ring me on my mobile and then ask who they are speaking to, Excuse me you rang me!

Comment by The Crafter on February 19, 2014 at 14:11

I answer the calls for my husbands roofing company (Loads at the moment) but it always amazes me how many people when asked for their address will say just the area they live in or I live opposite Tesco's or even say that we have their address. When they leave a message on our answer phone they normally talk so fast we can't understand their phone number and then they call me back and have a go at me for not contacting them. 

Comment by stillahippie on March 1, 2014 at 21:38

I hate it when in conversation, someone say "so he/she turns round and says".

I imagine the person doing a pirhouette in order to continue the conversation.

There must be a comedy sketch here. Must write one.

Comment by stillahippie on March 18, 2014 at 22:27

Although it's good to groan, it's also good to give plaudits. 

I was seeking to buy a suit in Tesco tonight -yes they are good - but they didn't have my jacket size. The lass who helped me found a 40 and a 42 for me to try, while I tried on 30 and 32 waist trousers, both of which were optimistic on my part, so she then went searching, unsuccessfully, for a 34. 

I then asked if I could order these online, so she kindly wrote down all the reference numbers I'd need, with a cheery smile throughout.

I was very impressed and so I asked at customer services for their plaudits book, as I called it, and gave full details of the lass and her helpful manner. If it helps her career in any way, I'll be pleased to have helped.

Comment by stillahippie on April 15, 2014 at 20:33

The other day I went to the front door to go out and there was a card from Southern Water about having a water meter fitted. It began "Sorry I Missed You".

I had been in all morning, and obviously nobody had made any attempt to ring the bell.

I saw the Southern Water van across the road, so I remonstrated to the driver, sitting in the seat doing nothing, saying,

'Please make an appointment now."

"Oh no, I can't just ring the number on the card."  

Total disinterest. I mean, what's the point of a patronising card to cover up a barefaced lie? I know part of their sewerage charge covers taking the p***, but they don't need to extend it to their attitude to customers.......

I put on my grumpy hat and emailed Southern Water, who phoned me back, asked for details of my location, etc., were very apologetic, and made an appointment immediately.

Ha ! Victory for obstreperousity!

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