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Thanks Palaisglide & KEF,glad that you agree, use this thread to let off steam at the big organisations.After all did,nt we join this forum for light hearted chat about gardening and associated problems/ banter?.
I apologise if I've made anyone feel uncomfortable, most people I know work very hard for their money, and I know that when you've worked for it, you have every right to spend it on whatever you want, please don't feel you need to stop posting.
I can normally see the funny side to most things, and probably will do when things get a bit easier, I have a touch of Churchill's black dog at the moment.
I will only post garden related stuff until my head's in a better place.
MMP as they say in life one door closes another door opens so i hope you get some work soon but as long as your family are healthy and well that's the main thing take care all the best for the future.
MMP, no apologies needed and it does not make me uncomfortable just very angry at a Government who think they can improve the economy by putting two and a half million people out of work then calling them lazy and cutting the benefits.The way to make progress in any economy is by full employment where people can pay their taxes and give families a decent living.You are struggling hence the Black dog mood and I am sure many of us in that position would feel the same. Your time will come, sooner than later I hope for you, meanwhile we do listen.
Can we have a new rant now please?
Ok- GillyL. I decided to order the rest of the fence posts online as they were a good bit cheaper than B&Q. Every time I added a bit more the delivery charge got higher and higher! £45 they want for 15 posts! Would be cheaper driving down there and getting them. How can they justify that? I'm really not saving anything!
At least Dick Turpin wore a mask....
Will just have to go back to B&Q and see what they take for delivery. Would take too many trips in the car I have now.
Our B & Q charges £20 delivery ,I guess it would be the same everywhere,we also book any delivery on a Wednesday to save the 10% over 60 discount.
I do like watching the gardening shows on shopping channels. BUT they keep saying so that's ##p a plant- they should add on the p+p before calculating cost- you can't choose to pick them up and not pay the p+p!!!
Plant £1 p&p £2.95 does not sound such a bargain
FG, you need your wand for B&Q.
I keep blocking all the stupid e-mails I get for pills which will be of no use to me (if you know what I mean ladies) but they keep persisting. When I was Hotmail, didn't have the problem, but now Outlook have taken over, it's an absolute pain. Anyone got any ideas?
Take the pills Tina and give them a kicking. My biggest rant is phonecalls about PPI, keep registering to block them and they still start up again.
Unfortunately GillyL I'm not yet 60 so I don't qualify for the 10% off!
Isn't it really frustrating when they just mislead you about delivery.
FG, are you spending over £50 because I thought they usually gave free delivery once this target is met. Obviously, I don't know how much the posts cost.
Will go and check it out Tina. The posts aren't available to order online- typical -so it may well be that you're right. It'll certainly be more than £50.
Tina- pills...I'm sure I don't know what you mean..
These calls are relentless aren't they. I used that 'who phoned me' site and got the names of some of them. I actually phoned one of them and told them if they phoned again the next call I made would be to the lawyer, then Watchdog and MP and Sunday Papers. Most of them are Manchester based so I don't answer the calls if it's 0161.
TG, they might make my hair stand on end!!
The only calls I get, which are rare, are automated ones. Did sign up for TPS (think that's right), some years back and it has proved to be very successful. Famous last words.
Yeh- did the TPS thing too but they get round it by saying it's market research.
Day after I moved in here I got a call....only people who had the number were Sky because I'd changed to them from BT.
I.m not 60+ yet either,but luckily husband is!.
TPS only works for UK based companies, if they're based in India or elsewhere they're not bound by the same rules.
You need to be careful when using websites, as some of them opt you in, and you have to email them to opt out of third-party marketing. Trouble is, by the time you've found their opt-out email address they've already sold your phone number and email address several times over.
We used to give the phone to the parrot for PPI/Double Glazing/Insulation type calls. "Hello, hello, give us a kiss! Are you being a Bugger?! Oh F***ing F*** it!" Strangely enough by the time we'd stopped laughing, they'd hung up. Maybe they'd figured out she didn't have any money of her own, and was unable to sign a contract.
This week alone I have had three of the "This is an urgent announcement" kind another telling me I was due free loft insalution and one for my Wife from a woollen firm she used many years ago, I think I left that caller in tears as I explained we put the Wedding flowers on her plot last week.The phone to me is a menace and mobiles downright dangerous, I have posted a rant on the weather board about that. At least four crashes on the A19 this year have been because people were using mobiles, they think they can concentrate on the call instead of the driving. In the car my phone goes in the glove box and stays there until I get where I am going, usually then getting two or three calls from Daughter asking where I have been, well driving of course, the only time I do not multi task!!!
I so agree with you Frank about mobile phone use in cars. It really bothers me when mine use them but say they are hands free. I am still of the opinion that you cannot have a phone conversation and concentrate on the road. It's not the same as chatting to a passenger where they are aware when to shut up. Call me old fashioned but that's my view.
I watched a programme the other night about youngsters being videoed whilst driving, without them knowing. Newish drivers with passengers. Made my hair curl. Long time ago I know and I was 32 when I decided to drive, but I needed total silence at first so I could keep my mind on what I was doing.