Return of the silly little things that annoy you thread

I love the way that Aussie rules give butchers something to do when they're not hacking carcasses up. I presume the guys who stand next to the posts and move their arms from by-the-side to forearms-out-front-at-90°-with-elbows-still-pinned-to-their-sides are butchers?

So really this post should be in the delight thread I suppose...
 
I worked in at least two offices where folk maybe should have had assessed training to be allowed to use one of those Leitz jobs with the different coloured magazines - perennially using the wrong colour for the number of pages and thereby rogering every single one in the stationery cupboard. There was also evidence of serious hole puncher abuse going on.
 
Nah, Hughie Green would never leave a moment silent:)
…….Nor would Bob Monkhouse in the later incarnation.
One of the all time great lines....

They all laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now.

Along with - I'd like to die like my old dad, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming like his passengers.

Classic.
 
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Tom Cannavan

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I have a new one. People deciding the middle of a meal in a restaurant is an appropriate point to facetime a friend/relative and have a conversation with them on speakerphone.

Happened twice on my recent holiday, first time an Italian couple and small child, where the mother must have spent 15 minutes on a very loud and animated call, passing the phone to hubby and brat for them to take over occasionally so she could eat. Second an English family, where again the mother initiated a video call back to grandma, once more each of them taking turns to have a conversation, including standing up and turning round through 360 degrees to show grandma the view.

Making a call in a restaurant on a speakerphone is surely understood to be completely uncceptable, yet somehow doing it on video seemed perfectly normal to these people, and the restaurant staff it seemed.
 
I have a new one. People deciding the middle of a meal in a restaurant is an appropriate point to facetime a friend/relative and have a conversation with them on speakerphone.

Happened twice on my recent holiday, first time an Italian couple and small child, where the mother must have spent 15 minutes on a very loud and animated call, passing the phone to hubby and brat for them to take over occasionally so she could eat. Second an English family, where again the mother initiated a video call back to grandma, once more each of them taking turns to have a conversation, including standing up and turning round through 360 degrees to show grandma the view.

Making a call in a restaurant on a speakerphone is surely understood to be completely uncceptable, yet somehow doing it on video seemed perfectly normal to these people, and the restaurant staff it seemed.
Hanging’s too good for ‘em
 
The TV event broadcast last night ‘Platinum Party at The Palace’

Gosh it was embarrassing and cringeworthy on so many levels.
Rod Stewart and Diana Ross as headliners For heavens sake!
Thank goodness they didn’t allow Macca out for the night.

The lighting show using Buckingham Palace was superb, but the Queen made the correct call to view it all from the comfort of Windsor.
 
Waitrose use by dates. Often the same day as you buy something with no reduced sticker on it like in most other supermarkets. Then when I come to eat it a couple of days later it is out of date and I didn’t realise and it ends up getting thrown away. I’m getting to the point when I may stop shopping there as I struggle to find much in the drinks section I want to keep me going there.
 
Waitrose use by dates. Often the same day as you buy something with no reduced sticker on it like in most other supermarkets. Then when I come to eat it a couple of days later it is out of date and I didn’t realise and it ends up getting thrown away. I’m getting to the point when I may stop shopping there as I struggle to find much in the drinks section I want to keep me going there.
It certainly pays to develop the habit of rigorously inspecting dates but most things should be fine after expiry and if they are not it is obvious.
I'm befuddled by the absurdly small reductions they apply to expiring items.
 
It certainly pays to develop the habit of rigorously inspecting dates but most things should be fine after expiry and if they are not it is obvious.
I'm befuddled by the absurdly small reductions they apply to expiring items.
I shouldn’t need to. There should be at least 2-3 days on an item before it expires unless it’s on the reduced shelf. Every other shop I know manages this.
 
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