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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:38 pm 
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BBC News has a little box pop up at the bottom. Breaking News it says.

Has Russia declared war on Turkey? Has something interesting happened at parliament? Hope it's not terrorist attacks or that kind of thing.

No.

Two parents have posted a picture of themselves their young kid and announced where he will go to nursery.

Okay, it's members of the Royal family, but this is news on a par with actual important events? I think not. If I was reading okay magazine then fine, but this is the BBC. It actually depresses me that this is considered breaking news. I really need to get a new source for news.

I seriously wish I had gone through with my plans to cancel my TV license.

Just go to the pub mate, I always find much better world events and political discussion going on there!

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What I am getting more and more annoyed at lately is sites requiring too much personal info to register.

I am careful with my details, the wife is worse, she shreds everything, but just to sign into c4 to watch the E, they want name, which is fair enough, email, ok no prob, post code, I give reluctantly then date of birth. Not Just year, the whole set.

So they now have my title, first name, second name, email address, post code (from which the house number is easy with the other info) and my date of birth. This sucks and should not be allowed by law. anyone getting this has all they need to take my identity.

People seem to do it without thinking. C4 may be an "alright-ish" place, but more and more sites which we have no clue about want it too.

With hold your details folks. If you dont sign in, they dont get paid for hits.


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What I am getting more and more annoyed at lately is sites requiring too much personal info to register.

I am careful with my details, the wife is worse, she shreds everything, but just to sign into c4 to watch the E, they want name, which is fair enough, email, ok no prob, post code, I give reluctantly then date of birth. Not Just year, the whole set.

So they now have my title, first name, second name, email address, post code (from which the house number is easy with the other info) and my date of birth. This sucks and should not be allowed by law. anyone getting this has all they need to take my identity.

People seem to do it without thinking. C4 may be an "alright-ish" place, but more and more sites which we have no clue about want it too.

With hold your details folks. If you dont sign in, they dont get paid for hits.



Just as bad, are large retail stores who, when I go to pay for something, with cash, want my postcode, house number, etc, etc.

F**k off! I'm just making a purchase. You don't need this info.

I always refuse. Usually there's no problem, but if they insist (the computer wont let me progress), and I really need it, I usually give them the post code of the Town Hall, or my dad's details - he's been dead for 12 months.


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F**KING CUSTOMERS!!!!

I've been so close to actually shouting at some tonight. I pit everything into my business, my time, my money, my whole life near enough. It's coat me my marriage, my house and almost my sanity and I do it because forever reason I actually enjoy serving people, not to get yelled at and told off by them. If I could just go out and scream I would tonight. Why do people think myself (and others in the industry) are at their mercy and they can do and say whatever they want and all we'll do os smile and agree?! Ffs

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F**KING CUSTOMERS!!!!

I've been so close to actually shouting at some tonight. I pit everything into my business, my time, my money, my whole life near enough. It's coat me my marriage, my house and almost my sanity and I do it because forever reason I actually enjoy serving people, not to get yelled at and told off by them. If I could just go out and scream I would tonight. Why do people think myself (and others in the industry) are at their mercy and they can do and say whatever they want and all we'll do os smile and agree?! Ffs



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Why I did not choose a career in the catering industry...

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:x Bloody tax return time again.


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 Post subject: Re: Annoyances
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Some of you may think this belongs on the awesomeness thread, but it annoys me simply due to the image it sets for our politicians.

I don't know if there a conference somewhere locally, but weekend I've been swarmed by Lib Dems at my guesthouse (about half full of them). And when cleaning the rooms today, 1 of them was left ajar when they went out this morning and inside it was a complete mess. The mess doesn't annoy me, people can leave their rooms as they want as long as they don't break or steal anything, what annoyed me was that the bed was covered with money and a big bag of marijuana on the bedside table!

I mean what kind of image is that giving out for our taxes to be spent on by our politicians? I guess I should at least be grateful it was just Lib Dems and marijuana and it wasn't a group of conservatives with a load of coke forcing my to inform the police!

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Some of you may think this belongs on the awesomeness thread, but it annoys me simply due to the image it sets for our politicians.

I don't know if there a conference somewhere locally, but weekend I've been swarmed by Lib Dems at my guesthouse (about half full of them). And when cleaning the rooms today, 1 of them was left ajar when they went out this morning and inside it was a complete mess. The mess doesn't annoy me, people can leave their rooms as they want as long as they don't break or steal anything, what annoyed me was that the bed was covered with money and a big bag of marijuana on the bedside table!

I mean what kind of image is that giving out for our taxes to be spent on by our politicians? I guess I should at least be grateful it was just Lib Dems and marijuana and it wasn't a group of conservatives with a load of coke forcing my to inform the police!



You should have done the "will they report the stolen dope" test :]


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minchy wrote:
Some of you may think this belongs on the awesomeness thread, but it annoys me simply due to the image it sets for our politicians.

I don't know if there a conference somewhere locally, but weekend I've been swarmed by Lib Dems at my guesthouse (about half full of them). And when cleaning the rooms today, 1 of them was left ajar when they went out this morning and inside it was a complete mess. The mess doesn't annoy me, people can leave their rooms as they want as long as they don't break or steal anything, what annoyed me was that the bed was covered with money and a big bag of marijuana on the bedside table!

I mean what kind of image is that giving out for our taxes to be spent on by our politicians? I guess I should at least be grateful it was just Lib Dems and marijuana and it wasn't a group of conservatives with a load of coke forcing my to inform the police!



You should have done the "will they report the stolen dope" test :]

To br honest, I'm amazed the house keeper told me instead of taking it for himself!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Annoyances
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Updated iTunes today for the first time in a long time. They've changed it all again and I maintain they've made it worse again. I'd use something else, but I have an old iPhone that I use for my music needs (idea of using my actual phone for music is not one I like personally) so I need to have it. I swear though, they make iTunes worse with every update I've applied (which is very few over the last 8 or so years). I should really have kept the installer file for the version I actually liked.


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Updated iTunes today for the first time in a long time. They've changed it all again and I maintain they've made it worse again. I'd use something else, but I have an old iPhone that I use for my music needs (idea of using my actual phone for music is not one I like personally) so I need to have it. I swear though, they make iTunes worse with every update I've applied (which is very few over the last 8 or so years). I should really have kept the installer file for the version I actually liked.



With you here. Not Itunes as I dont use it, but good sites in general. There comes a time when it improves to the point where it is perfect, then because they cannot change it any better, they just change it to give themselves plenty room to improve.

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 Post subject: Re: Annoyances
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EA, EA, EA.

Where to start. I already hate the company for what they did to Battlefront but this week my contempt has reached new heights.

My younger brother (12) plays a lot of FIFA16, he came and told me that his account had been hacked and he had lost around 700,000 coins. I'm not sure how much that actually is but regardless I thought it would be a good idea to inform EA of this, as people hacking accounts is something that needs to be looked into. I read somewhere that you could contact EA, they would investigate the stolen content and reinstate it, so that is what I did.

Then a couple of days ago my brother was unable to log into his account as it had been suspended and an email came through saying that following their investigation his account was to be permanently closed for selling EA content via an auction site.

So after going to EA to get our stolen content back, they have clearly seen that these coins have been sold and (in complete disregard for the fact we said this was due to being hacked) have accused us of selling these coins on an auction site. To make matters worse there is no contact number for account disputes, only an email address, so after just writing out my second stroppy email I will wait for a response and call the main EA line to speak to someone if they don't reinstate the account.

I traced my brothers Xbox transaction history and found that he has spend £34 on content for the account. Completely unbelievable that EA can withhold all of that money, for having the audacity to ask for some help after being hacked!

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 Post subject: Re: Annoyances
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Partly related to the posts above, mostly a stand alone grunt.

Discontinuing support.

I use win 10.1, windows 8.1, Linix Lucid Linx, 2 versions of android, and Windows Vista.

My favourite general use system has Vista, which I have known for some time will no longer be supported after next month. Fine I have no problem with that, Been using it for 6-7 years I can manage without support, carry on Microsoft, I'll catch up with you in a couple of years when I upgrade.

Ah, no. it does not work like that. First I had to stop using Opera, which I have done since the very early days, then Firefox, which I have since 3.2, and switched to chrome, which I do not like, but it is the only thing that will play vids, and now that has stopped on some things.

This is like buying a car, then not being able to get fuel once a new model is released.

I love Vista and Firefox 18, which they made me upgrade to v99.999, which was the same except it has a terabite of bloatware and continual adverts flashing, and it gathers every little bit of information on me and passes it to advertisers.

I understand that if I keep using Vista and old versions of Opera or Firefox there are security risks, but they are the same risks that have been there all the time and I am willing to risk it, but the choice is taken from me, for my own good of course because I do not understand.


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 Post subject: Re: Annoyances
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As someone who still uses an XP machine for certain jobs, I completely agree with the dislike of forced upgrades. Especially when it would totally overwhelm the computer in question.

Today's gripe for me, however, is the DWP. 6 weeks ago we received confirmation that our application for ESA was successful, which was a weight off our minds since we have been forced, due to an earlier blunder by them, to live on nothing but my girlfriend's PIP since November despite repeated attempts to keep the claim running. Since the message 6 weeks ago, we haven't received a single penny from them. After not being able to get through to them on the phone, because they have this annoying habit of leaving you on hold for ages then the line going dead, we gave up and went into our local Job Centre to see if they could shed any light on our lack of money. They too were at a loss, so put in an urgent message for the DWP to call us back. They then said they were withholding our money on the basis that we hadn't supplied them with a sick note for the time prior to us lodging a new claim, but they hadn't actually bothered to tell us this. They were just waiting for us to send a sick note they hadn't notified us was necessary. And now they want it done within 24 hours or they won't do anything until after Easter - the doctor can only do a 48 hour turnaround.

Why is it so hard to just tell people what they need to do?!

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Tufty wrote:
As someone who still uses an XP machine for certain jobs, I completely agree with the dislike of forced upgrades. Especially when it would totally overwhelm the computer in question.

Today's gripe for me, however, is the DWP. 6 weeks ago we received confirmation that our application for ESA was successful, which was a weight off our minds since we have been forced, due to an earlier blunder by them, to live on nothing but my girlfriend's PIP since November despite repeated attempts to keep the claim running. Since the message 6 weeks ago, we haven't received a single penny from them. After not being able to get through to them on the phone, because they have this annoying habit of leaving you on hold for ages then the line going dead, we gave up and went into our local Job Centre to see if they could shed any light on our lack of money. They too were at a loss, so put in an urgent message for the DWP to call us back. They then said they were withholding our money on the basis that we hadn't supplied them with a sick note for the time prior to us lodging a new claim, but they hadn't actually bothered to tell us this. They were just waiting for us to send a sick note they hadn't notified us was necessary. And now they want it done within 24 hours or they won't do anything until after Easter - the doctor can only do a 48 hour turnaround.

Why is it so hard to just tell people what they need to do?!



Seems they have to have every box your side ticked, but their side is flexible.

TBh, every time I have dealt with them face to face they have been very helpful and polite and explained what ever problem there was, on the phone though it seems you have to give one word answers which often do not give a true description. So many things can not be covered with a tick or cross in a box


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 Post subject: Re: Annoyances
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moby wrote:
Partly related to the posts above, mostly a stand alone grunt.

Discontinuing support.

I use win 10.1, windows 8.1, Linix Lucid Linx, 2 versions of android, and Windows Vista.

My favourite general use system has Vista, which I have known for some time will no longer be supported after next month. Fine I have no problem with that, Been using it for 6-7 years I can manage without support, carry on Microsoft, I'll catch up with you in a couple of years when I upgrade.

Ah, no. it does not work like that. First I had to stop using Opera, which I have done since the very early days, then Firefox, which I have since 3.2, and switched to chrome, which I do not like, but it is the only thing that will play vids, and now that has stopped on some things.

This is like buying a car, then not being able to get fuel once a new model is released.

I love Vista and Firefox 18, which they made me upgrade to v99.999, which was the same except it has a terabite of bloatware and continual adverts flashing, and it gathers every little bit of information on me and passes it to advertisers.

I understand that if I keep using Vista and old versions of Opera or Firefox there are security risks, but they are the same risks that have been there all the time and I am willing to risk it, but the choice is taken from me, for my own good of course because I do not understand.


Yeah, I fell the same. I upgraded to Win 10 and my phone doesn't connect via USB anymore! I contacted LG today and they said it is down to Windows.

But unlike you, I can't upgrade my phone, it is an LG G4, under a year old. So now stuck with this issue


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For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!

His property used to be flats, but he bought it for £750k, has spent probably around £200k renovating it (including building an extension in what was his garden) and now wants to make his half of the car park a garden!

It's been a car park for over 30 years and I'm hoping I can stop him building legally, but it just baffles me that someone can literally not give a sh*t that dong something can cost me up to a third of my business and possibly even out of business if my guests aren't able to park for free. It could cost my 4 staff members their jobs if I can't afford to employ them, but he doesn't care about that. All he cares about is having a garden.

It just baffles that people couldn't give a rats pickle about how their actions affect others and somehow when you get rich you think you're entitled to whatever you want.

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Siao7 wrote:
moby wrote:
Partly related to the posts above, mostly a stand alone grunt.

Discontinuing support.

I use win 10.1, windows 8.1, Linix Lucid Linx, 2 versions of android, and Windows Vista.

My favourite general use system has Vista, which I have known for some time will no longer be supported after next month. Fine I have no problem with that, Been using it for 6-7 years I can manage without support, carry on Microsoft, I'll catch up with you in a couple of years when I upgrade.

Ah, no. it does not work like that. First I had to stop using Opera, which I have done since the very early days, then Firefox, which I have since 3.2, and switched to chrome, which I do not like, but it is the only thing that will play vids, and now that has stopped on some things.

This is like buying a car, then not being able to get fuel once a new model is released.

I love Vista and Firefox 18, which they made me upgrade to v99.999, which was the same except it has a terabite of bloatware and continual adverts flashing, and it gathers every little bit of information on me and passes it to advertisers.

I understand that if I keep using Vista and old versions of Opera or Firefox there are security risks, but they are the same risks that have been there all the time and I am willing to risk it, but the choice is taken from me, for my own good of course because I do not understand.


Yeah, I fell the same. I upgraded to Win 10 and my phone doesn't connect via USB anymore! I contacted LG today and they said it is down to Windows.

But unlike you, I can't upgrade my phone, it is an LG G4, under a year old. So now stuck with this issue


Not what you want to here, but you can exchange stuff via onedrive, or one of the others like drop box. or even bluetooth, bit that is not the point is it :]


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minchy wrote:
For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!

His property used to be flats, but he bought it for £750k, has spent probably around £200k renovating it (including building an extension in what was his garden) and now wants to make his half of the car park a garden!

It's been a car park for over 30 years and I'm hoping I can stop him building legally, but it just baffles me that someone can literally not give a sh*t that dong something can cost me up to a third of my business and possibly even out of business if my guests aren't able to park for free. It could cost my 4 staff members their jobs if I can't afford to employ them, but he doesn't care about that. All he cares about is having a garden.

It just baffles that people couldn't give a rats pickle about how their actions affect others and somehow when you get rich you think you're entitled to whatever you want.

So, who has what rights? Why does he think he can do that and why do you think he shouldn't? Surely there must be a very clear legal framework?


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minchy wrote:
For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!

His property used to be flats, but he bought it for £750k, has spent probably around £200k renovating it (including building an extension in what was his garden) and now wants to make his half of the car park a garden!

It's been a car park for over 30 years and I'm hoping I can stop him building legally, but it just baffles me that someone can literally not give a sh*t that dong something can cost me up to a third of my business and possibly even out of business if my guests aren't able to park for free. It could cost my 4 staff members their jobs if I can't afford to employ them, but he doesn't care about that. All he cares about is having a garden.

It just baffles that people couldn't give a rats pickle about how their actions affect others and somehow when you get rich you think you're entitled to whatever you want.

So, who has what rights? Why does he think he can do that and why do you think he shouldn't? Surely there must be a very clear legal framework?

He owns half the car park and bought the property as it was and has been granted planning permission because every objection we put forward was a civil matter not a planning matter. There's been joint access for both properties for 30 years with both properties allowing the other to cross each other land to gain access.

My solicitors believe they can stop him building so there must be some historical access that they can use against his build, but then he works high up for in a big legal firm and his guys also believe they can build so I'm at a loss as what will happen.

It's still the fact that he bought the property with the car park, knowing it was shared and there was a guest house next door, built an extension over what was his current garden and now says that he's going to build his wall cause he wants to enjoy his garden. Maybe I'm just not self-centered enough, or actually care about how my actions will affect others, but I couldn't enjoy a garden that I built if in doing so I cost some people their jobs and another his business and home, all of which he fully knows about. So basically bollocks to the legal framework involved, for me it's as much about being a decent person.

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minchy wrote:
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minchy wrote:
For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!

His property used to be flats, but he bought it for £750k, has spent probably around £200k renovating it (including building an extension in what was his garden) and now wants to make his half of the car park a garden!

It's been a car park for over 30 years and I'm hoping I can stop him building legally, but it just baffles me that someone can literally not give a sh*t that dong something can cost me up to a third of my business and possibly even out of business if my guests aren't able to park for free. It could cost my 4 staff members their jobs if I can't afford to employ them, but he doesn't care about that. All he cares about is having a garden.

It just baffles that people couldn't give a rats pickle about how their actions affect others and somehow when you get rich you think you're entitled to whatever you want.

So, who has what rights? Why does he think he can do that and why do you think he shouldn't? Surely there must be a very clear legal framework?

He owns half the car park and bought the property as it was and has been granted planning permission because every objection we put forward was a civil matter not a planning matter. There's been joint access for both properties for 30 years with both properties allowing the other to cross each other land to gain access.

My solicitors believe they can stop him building so there must be some historical access that they can use against his build, but then he works high up for in a big legal firm and his guys also believe they can build so I'm at a loss as what will happen.

It's still the fact that he bought the property with the car park, knowing it was shared and there was a guest house next door, built an extension over what was his current garden and now says that he's going to build his wall cause he wants to enjoy his garden. Maybe I'm just not self-centered enough, or actually care about how my actions will affect others, but I couldn't enjoy a garden that I built if in doing so I cost some people their jobs and another his business and home, all of which he fully knows about. So basically bollocks to the legal framework involved, for me it's as much about being a decent person.

You're expecting a lawyer to be a decent person? The only thing they care about or understand is the law.


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minchy wrote:
For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!


How come shutting off his half of the car park make you lose 5 spaces? Couldn't that wall be constructed in a way that saves more spaces?

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Siao7 wrote:

Yeah, I fell the same. I upgraded to Win 10 and my phone doesn't connect via USB anymore! I contacted LG today and they said it is down to Windows.

But unlike you, I can't upgrade my phone, it is an LG G4, under a year old. So now stuck with this issue


Only just seen this, but there are two ways you can fix this:

1) turn off driver signing in Windows 10, and get it to check again for the MTP USB drivers. For some reason, Win8 upwards really hates MTP drivers if they aren't signed, even if the drivers are absolutely fine.

2) When it shows up in device manager as a device, go to update the drivers, instead of doing it automatically select the driver, pick the option to select the device from a list, and pick a generic MTP or USB device.


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For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!


How come shutting off his half of the car park make you lose 5 spaces? Couldn't that wall be constructed in a way that saves more spaces?

No, there's just enough space to park cars on either side with joint access sown the middle which is over Hal his land and half mine and he wants to build his wall right on his border. We've talked to him about building it just 1m back so his garden would be 4m wide instead of 5 and the same length, he's having none of it.

From what flyboy said before, I do try not judge people on their nationality or job. But for a Turkish legal worker, he's not been doing a very good job of breaking the stereotype of either! My other neighbours, who I get on great with, dislike him even more than me!

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minchy wrote:
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For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!


How come shutting off his half of the car park make you lose 5 spaces? Couldn't that wall be constructed in a way that saves more spaces?

No, there's just enough space to park cars on either side with joint access sown the middle which is over Hal his land and half mine and he wants to build his wall right on his border. We've talked to him about building it just 1m back so his garden would be 4m wide instead of 5 and the same length, he's having none of it.

From what flyboy said before, I do try not judge people on their nationality or job. But for a Turkish legal worker, he's not been doing a very good job of breaking the stereotype of either! My other neighbours, who I get on great with, dislike him even more than me!



He is not wanting you to buy a 1mtr strip of land off him at a high price is he? Let you stew for a while then make you an offer you would not normally consider?


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moby wrote:
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For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!


How come shutting off his half of the car park make you lose 5 spaces? Couldn't that wall be constructed in a way that saves more spaces?

No, there's just enough space to park cars on either side with joint access sown the middle which is over Hal his land and half mine and he wants to build his wall right on his border. We've talked to him about building it just 1m back so his garden would be 4m wide instead of 5 and the same length, he's having none of it.

From what flyboy said before, I do try not judge people on their nationality or job. But for a Turkish legal worker, he's not been doing a very good job of breaking the stereotype of either! My other neighbours, who I get on great with, dislike him even more than me!



He is not wanting you to buy a 1mtr strip of land off him at a high price is he? Let you stew for a while then make you an offer you would not normally consider?

Nope, in the words of Adam Hills 'he's being a d*ck!'

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minchy wrote:
moby wrote:
minchy wrote:
mds wrote:
minchy wrote:
For those who don't know, I run a large guests house and my annoying new rich neighbour has just informed me that he will be building a wall right down the middle of our shared car park. We only have space for 7 cars on our side and 6 on his and it'll drop our spaces to 2!


How come shutting off his half of the car park make you lose 5 spaces? Couldn't that wall be constructed in a way that saves more spaces?

No, there's just enough space to park cars on either side with joint access sown the middle which is over Hal his land and half mine and he wants to build his wall right on his border. We've talked to him about building it just 1m back so his garden would be 4m wide instead of 5 and the same length, he's having none of it.

From what flyboy said before, I do try not judge people on their nationality or job. But for a Turkish legal worker, he's not been doing a very good job of breaking the stereotype of either! My other neighbours, who I get on great with, dislike him even more than me!



He is not wanting you to buy a 1mtr strip of land off him at a high price is he? Let you stew for a while then make you an offer you would not normally consider?

Nope, in the words of Adam Hills 'he's being a d*ck!'
I'm pretty sure that to establish a legal right of way, you need to show there has been unrestricted and uninterrupted access over his land for at least 20 years, that the previous owners have never object, and that there's never been any sort of agreement regarding access. If you can get a prescriptive easement, then he can't do anything to block or hinder your access - e.g. build a brick wall.

When we bought our previous house there was some ambiguity regarding access rights (over a farm track) so I did quite a bit of research at the time. That was 16 years ago though, and in the end we took out a 'secret' insurance policy against any potential/future problems - we had an extremely anal solicitor doing the conveyancing and he wouldn't let us sign until it was all sorted.


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That's how we're trying to stop it. It's been used in it's current form with access for both properties since 1983 and we also have both previous owners who have put that down in writing and are available for additional statements if needed.

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My 60 minute journey home took 4 hours because apparently trains are allergic to water. Left work at ten to four, got home at ten past 8. 11 mile journey across London.


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My 60 minute journey home took 4 hours because apparently trains are allergic to water. Left work at ten to four, got home at ten past 8. 11 mile journey across London.

There's your problem, bolded up right there ;)

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First world problem of a high order but Netflix keeps returning me to the menu between TV show episodes... I have to turn on the xbox controller after every episode and apparently that is the limit of my patience.


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First world problem of a high order but Netflix keeps returning me to the menu between TV show episodes... I have to turn on the xbox controller after every episode and apparently that is the limit of my patience.

Could be worse, WWE network keeps shutting down on my laptop so I can't watch it whilst lying in bed and to actually sit up to watch it on the tv through the xbox!

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I like hot food. ;) but a friend of the wife told her that they had just the thing for me in a local shop. Now being a good wife and eager to please, she collects a couple of jars of this chilly paste, and makes me a nice Chili-con-carne.

She says it will be nice and hot, just the way I like it, so I tuck in. GEEEEEZ it was hot :blush: . But so as not to seem ungrateful, I work at it until about half is gone, then I had to fess up and say Sorry love, I cant finish this.

No probs she says I will check the label to make sure I don't get it again.
When I come down from the bathroom again, she says erm,. I should have read the small print.

She showed me the part she was referring to, and it said " contents sufficient for 20 normal portions 16 very hot"

:blush: :blush: :blush: Woops, back to the bathroom


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Haven't seen the last instalment of Hunger Games, so went on iTunes to download it. £14! What an absolute rip off for something which costs literally a few pence. You could watch it at the cinema, with popcorn and a drink, for less than that.

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Haven't seen the last instalment of Hunger Games, so went on iTunes to download it. £14! What an absolute rip off for something which costs literally a few pence. You could watch it at the cinema, with popcorn and a drink, for less than that.

And it's not even very good ;)


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Trying to sign into Now TV to watch Arsenal play the MLS Allstar team on SS2. Only it won't recognise my password, but it recognises my email address to tell me it's registered to an account so I can't create a new account, only when I try to reset the account, it doesn't recognise my email as belonging to an account.

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Well I'm just annoyed, right? I dont need a bloody reason.


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Well I'm just annoyed, right? I dont need a bloody reason.

I get really annoyed with these bloody people who get annoyed for no good reason at all


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Delivery guys getting shirty with you when you are out.... hours BEFORE the delivery window you paid £20 extra for.. then when they reluctantly agree to deliver in the window you paid for.... only to turn up 20 minutes later anyway.

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