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Tina, I'm a slut also. I thought that cans & bottles were melted down so if so, don't labels etc. burm off? I do rinse cans at end of dish washing, or other half does, I cook he washes. But what is point in re-cycling if you have to use hot water to clean stuff before it goes in bins? Do remove tops from platics bottles. What I'm keen on is cutting up all plastic ring ties that go in general bin in case wildlife get caught in it at landfill.
My moan today is Betterware woman..did I ask her to put brochure thro' my letter box? NO. Did I want her banging on door like the police at 10.30am on a Sunday morning ? when H had nipped out and I was in the shower.
Last one!!! Shop bought carrots..years ago I remember my Dad club card in hand complaining at supermarket to the manager about them rotting. Was told to keep them in the fridge, even though out on shelves in shop. Dad having been a veg gardener was not happy. Years later, Dad now gone, I am still annoyed, buy them, dry them because they are always damp / sweaty, keep them in cool & dark or fridge they don't keep beyond 5 days. I swear the last lot had been semi frozen and rotten within 4 days. I don't have a local veg shop & market stall is naff. I should take them back but what's the point to get same things in return.
Phew that's me done moaning.
Tina and KEF...
Actually you did mention it on here Tina. You're right - it will all go in one big vat. It reminds of someone who did a joke about curry houses- when all the different orders came in there was just one gigantic vat of generic 'curry' and all the orders came out of it!
KEF- I feel the same about soft fruit from supermarkets. It's obviously kept at a lower temperature than it should be - (almost frozen)which is hopeless. When you get it home it's rotten within a day or two because you're keeping at a normal temp.
KEF & Fairygirl
Have you tried Lakeland stayfresh longer bags?I was sceptical at first but they really do keep veg and fruit longer in the fridge,I often buy reduced price veg which is on the sell by date,have kept french beans /carrots 2-3 weeks without problem.
Frank,always kept in a Frey Bentos pie" in case of emergency" as picked up from Mum,having tasted it ,the emergency would have to be Nuclear Disaster before eating it again,your pie however sounds delicious
KEF: Betterware woman probably won't trouble you too much if you stop being so polite about answering the door. Men have something of an advantage here, as not bothering to put a shirt on is rude, rather than generous, but I'm sure you can find a way to make yourself unwelcoming (short of answering the door wearing a blood-stained Tellytubby costume and holding a chainsaw).
A good .177 underlever is great for keeping the squirrels off the songbirds' eggs ... permanently, in any individual squirrel's case ... and makes a great prop for bad manners. Answer the door. Say: "Yeah, yeah, I see the bastard. I'm on my way to drill it now." Push past her. Go round the back. See whether she's still there when you come back. If she is and she wants her catalogue back, ask her why she pushed something she wanted to keep through your letterbox. You can get the right tone of voice by imagining she's somebody else's particularly stupid spaniel.
Bit extreme Charlie November
Charlie, I'm kinking with laughing Are you Jack Reacher ? I don't mean Tom Cruise in recent naff film, but Reacher in Lee Child books..he could kick..**** & betterware people.
Gilly I'll check them out, thanks.
p.s. Charlie, just checked your location and now understand the same humour.
You're all so cruel. He/she is only trying to earn a crust. I have just bought a timer (cooker one broken) which, when it goes off, sounds like a cockeral. Took it in the garden today and when the hen and yapping dog started, I set it off, several times. I can just imagine what my neighbours are thinking. 'She's totally lost the plot'.
Some of the recent posts have totally lost me. Back to the home.
Well, I suppose if people work off their violent impulses here and then go away and behave themselves, it serves a purpose!
TT, well done for fighting back! I'm referring to the dog and hen situation, of course. I have heard that a loud blast on a whistle has a similar effect, but I imagine too much of that could really annoy the neighbours. Might try it with my @*%! dog, though!
Meant to mention the timer was from 'Betterware'. I usually find they are OAP's or young women who are trying to earn a bit of cash. I also bought a timer you pop in the saucepan which gives you the perfect soft boiled egg!! What's a tenner between friends. Son won't be able to blame me anymore if his eggs are not juuuust right.
New rant. I buy a lot from ebay and a few weeks ago a cardigan arrived. Size 28, just a little large even for me!!! It was cheap rubbish. I checked ebay - nothing, yet I had a feeling I'd seen it there. Could I have been stupid enough to order a too-big cardigan? I wondered what to do. A couple of weeks later, I had a credit agreement to sign and a bill from a mail order catalogue for the cardigan. I emailed them to say that I had not contacted them and they replied that I had ordered it over the telephone and had agreed to sign a credit agreement with them. I replied that I had not. I returned the cardigan and a couple of weeks further on, had a bill for £2.99 for late return - and a catalogue. I haven't signed their contract and have no account with them, but they have all my details! All I can think of is that someone is getting commission for finding new customers and is using ebay fraudulently.
GG- don't let them away with it! I hope you're not paying the £2.99 either. Too much of this c*** going on. As soon as you buy anything or sign up for anything they sell your info no matter what they say. The day after I moved in here I got a phone call from one of those &((*&^&*(s. No one knew the number (including me!) except Sky. Not hard to work it out. After my recent stress with a previous utility company I've not heard a word since I emailed them on 5th May. Quelle surprise. I'm still going to go to lawyer about them. Nothing to lose.
Contact trading standards GG,this may be a scam they are already aware of.
Don,t pay anything,and keep copies of everything they sent or send you.
These people are nothing but bullies trying to scare people into paying for items they have.nt ordered.You could also contact the CAB for advice if you hear from them again.
Another thought GG,could it be that you have had a key logger or spyware virus on your computer?
Might be worth checking.
G/G, FairyGirl/ Daughter, now you know why I do not put any details on the laptop, no E/bay no electric banking and if anything come up in the e-mail that I do not know it does not get opened but sent straight to trash.G/G do not be tempted to pay anything, £2 odd will not sound much but once you pay them then they have you, ignore it.Fairygirl one of the Saturday papers had ways to beat the cold callers who were sold your details, it seems hitting the # tag three times gets you straight through to a supervisor and you can tell them what you think.I keep getting mail for my wife two years after she died obviously new mailings as some we never used so those details are still being sold on by firms, it needs stopping.
I'm always getting calls about PPi, ive never had a loan but cant seem to convince them of this. Also all the international calls drive me up the wall at one point i had 8 in one day. How angry. How do i stop these we are on the telephone preference service but it doesnt make any difference
i kept getting cold calling some indian speaking man who i couldnt really make out waht he was saying.. and when i told him i didnt want to do a survey he said it will only take 3mins,.. said i dont ahve 3 mins.. i am cooking kids tea and have to go.. well he replied.. look this is between me and you.. forget about your kids dinner and answer these questions.. is aid i beg your pardon how dare you talk to me like that and i hung up..
well next day they rang again.. and my hubby answered.. he was fuming and asked to speak to the supervisor.. after some arguing they handed him over to them.. and he told them that we are fed up with these calls everyday all day and into the late evening and if we get one again we will report your for harassment. please remove our number from your list.. and we have not heard from them since.
2 week later we get a call form an engery compnay saying we have been given your details froma survery you took and are contacting you.. i then informed them this was not true and that the survery company were harassing us constantly.. the lady was very nice and said i am sorry about this we will remove you from our list and will be checking on the company who do the survery to make sure they dont this anymore..
my god it is not right for them to be harassing us like this.. i never do surversy or anything.. because then you get the phone calls from all the companys who pay for that survery.. i do not put anything on line..ever.
GG.. i would have not sent the cardigan back.. under DSR you can have it ready for them to collect .. and as you didnt order it you are not liable to return it.. i would definitely be informing trading standards and the police with fear that your details have been stolen..
Gardening Grandma.. Don't pay it. Send them a letter headlined "unsolicited goods act" It is illegal to demand payment for goods that you have not ordered. You did not even have to send them back. It is up to them to pay for the uplift and return.
You could look up the unsolicited goods act on tinterweb. I have used it several times when things arrive I did not order. When I tell them they have 7 days to pick it up or I put it out for the dustbinman I get a quick response.
At work I was notorious for being "that bloody woman". I got the job done though. Reps never tried it on twice.
I do surveys. Lots of them. But I do get paid for them, couple of weeks ago I got a cheque for £50 - an awful lot of money for me these days! That's about 10 months of surveys, though, so it's not like you can make a living at it. I don't do Toluna ones anymore, you have to do loads, they're really boring and then it takes them ages to send your amazon gift certificate details - actually, they don't email you, you have to check regularly on their website. The Populus live one is good, you get £1 for every five minutes of your time, that's the one that sent the cheque, their surveys are normally between 5 and 20 minutes long, so not ages, you don't have to do anything, they send a cheque out at the end of the month you get £50 in your account. The other one I do is 'My Surveys', normally fairly boring but you can rack up 550 points quite quickly for a £5 Amazon voucher, or 575 for a £5 paypal credit. The other one I do whenever one pops up is Shopper Thoughts, that pays you in Tesco Clubcard points, very useful for topping up to get T&M vouchers.
There was a scam a few months ago, where they ring and say they're from Microsoft, and they've detected a problem on your computer, and get you to go and change the registry settings which renders your computer useless. They then charge you a daft amount of cash to reset your computer. Brother in Law told me about that one, he knew it was a scam as he built the computer himself, he just kept hanging up on them. So every time they rang me I told them 'I'm sorry, I don't know where you've got my details from but I DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER!!' Obviously a blatant lie, after a stunned silence, or repeating the statement there was something wrong with my computer, and me telling them again, they just put the phone down. If it was a genuine call, they'd know I did have a computer.
I do get lots of spam, normally from the free competitions I enter. Worth doing, though, yesterday I won a black & decker steam mop - I already have one, so that will be going on ebay for some extra cash - I normally win something every 8 weeks or so, but I do spend about an hour a day (normally in 10 minute chunks) entering them. I figure if you enter every day, you're 30 times more likely to win something than someone that just enters once. Seems to be working so far, this year I've won a goody bag, a 32 inch telly and now the steam mop. Still waiting for a big cash win!
Cold callers I just say I'm on the TPS, please don't bother me again, then put the phone down. Rude, I know, but it bugs me. If they ring straight back, I normally swear at them in punjabi, as English based companies risk a big fine if you're on TPS, doesn't apply to offshore companies. As they're normally Indian, something along the lines of 'Sally Gutty Ben-Judy' gets rid of them. Very rude indeed. I won't translate unless I get a PM requesting such (don't, it really is very rude). The benefits of a multi-cultural education.
A certain double glazing firm that we had some work done with kept ringing us up. After asking nicely, don't ring us, we'll ring you, I had a salesman out.
I've come to do a quote.
Fine quote away.
what do you want doing.?
I want your firm to stop calling me. If you carry on wasting my time, I'm going to start wasting your time.
Even that didn't work. They just rang up to see if I'd accepted the quote. Then I lost my temper. I said I would be logging and taping all future calls and invoicing them for £10 for each one.
The phone calls have finally stopped.