Trivial Grumblings

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby jwh20 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:35 am

Last night after MDB I got to Slough at 23:50. First bus to Burnham was 00:41. The train to Burnham from Slough is about 6 minutes. I'll take not having Crosstrail, especially as it's going to take another 3-6 years. I'd have been home at just over an hour.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Nantha » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:28 am

apparently a lot of people in the warehouse are pissed because I got the tour. Why can't people just support and be happy for each other instead of jealous and mean? Its sad as fuck :?

also the police have put up a HUGE lit up sign at the end of my road saying 'Lock your doors and empty your cars, theives operate here' which is just really comforting, especially as Ive just bought a new £750 bike :|

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby NeglectedField » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:29 pm

Series of dreams last night, of varying degrees of fucked-up-ness and childhood traumas. Put me in a weird way today. And I slept til 12.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Green Man III » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:19 pm

Not sure what I've just read. Sounds like people are complaining about the transit system. Or long commute times?

I still need to get my head around British transport. It's like different prices depending on how you buy your ticket to get to the same destination.

I do like the view on some journeys. But I imagine commuting in the city must get frustrating.

Over here I just jump on a bus, a few train stops, then onto a bus again for the bulk of my journey. It's reading and music time. So not really a grumbling. I'm happy to be working even if I spend 3+ hours a day commuting.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:52 pm

The complaints are about Crossrail.

It's more a system for getting across London and to the airports rather than a service for Londoners. Something which can be a nightmare.

Just wish they would put proper investment into the rest of the country instead of London and the South East constantly getting everything. Great, they electrified the Liverpool to Manchester Railway (50 years after it was scheduled for completion), but when the trains are thirty years old then I can't see much advantage. The service was actually quicker in the days of steam.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossrail
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Katesyl » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:52 am

As of 9am today patients are banned from smoking across our trust, and we fully become the cigarette/lighter police. Of course I pulled the short straw and am on a long day. It's been nice knowing y'all.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby NeglectedField » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:13 pm

If I go into Co-op, fancying a yoghurt, and then getting snared into some X for Y deal, I expect the self-service checkout to honour that offer so I can leave quietly and discreetly. Not for it to not work, generate a big queue while I wait for assistance and look like some kind of tosser yoghurt weirdo as I query why it hasn't taken £1.00 off the price. The oversized raincoat I happened to be wearing obviously completing the look. Maybe I'm too self-conscious.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Turbo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:31 pm

Sauna at the gym seems to very often have people talking in there. Don't talk please, sauna is quiet time. Socialise in a pub please.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Katesyl » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:23 am

GP practice is the biggest load of bullshit. I ran out of medication but have been waiting for a rare day off since the whole system was ring in the morning, get called back by a doctor and then potentially have to go in following the phonecall - i.e. spend all day fannying about. Got told that now you can only have a same day appointment if you're going to get more unwell during that day (which I arguably am anyway) and that she's booked me in for the next available telephone appointment on the *18th April*, when I will be in work (she didn't even give me a chance to check my rota, and I don't really want to be sitting in work, peak chaos time, discussing mental health meds), and that I can come down to the surgery straight away and fill in a request form for 2 weeks to cover me until then. For crying out fucking loud, I've been on them for years now, all the GP would say at an appointment is that it's fine and print out another prescription. Why not just give me the prescription there and then and stop wasting everyone's bloody time.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Turbo » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:01 pm

I would go as far as saying this is the worst cold I have ever had. It's three days worth of cold without a runny nose but the rest of the symptoms applied, then four days of being all snotty and lethargic, and now I am into my second day of headache and cough. The headache business is worrying me a bit actually because I have never had a headache for 2 days running. Just need a sore throat to see out the week and I am sorted!

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby NeglectedField » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:54 pm

Full clean shave. I knew I'd hate this.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Bisset » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:56 am

Eyesight is getting buggered again. Everyone loves a little diabetic retinopathy right?
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby keera_envenomed » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:30 pm

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"Hello, I've just received a form and looked at it very briefly and I don't know what I'm doing but I can't be fucked to read any of the information about what I'm applying for so I'm going to ring you and complain for 5 minutes about how I can't do it."

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Nantha » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:59 pm

Tattoo has given me a fever :( had to miss the gig tonight. Not looking forward to 3 days of 11hour jobs.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby NeglectedField » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:26 am

Housemate moving out. Not the best time but can't complain, not mad. 18 months was a damn good run and he's been the best housemate ever, as has the other one who's been here over a year. I'm used to this by now, I know the drill, Gumtree templates at the ready, etc.