Little things that irritate you

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Hemel Iron on Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:02 pm

Hemel Iron wrote:When you back a horse at 12/1 and it comes in at 28/1, but you realise you backed it with an online bookie that doesn’t do best guaranteed odds.


Wrong thread, but turns out they did pay best guaranteed odds, for some reason though when I checked last night they had only paid out at 12’s. But when I logged in today to do a football bet, I noticed the balance was higher and it turns out the extra had been added.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Eggs'n'nuts on Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:06 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:Page 1234 and nobody's mentioned The Ramones.


Very good Mb!
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:07 pm

The Official Store not having anything for cats . . .

It's a slow day at work (sorry).
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby -DL- on Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:02 pm

Going to the Acton Depot of London Transport Museum and seeing the Upton Park Station sign with the bit at the top saying way out and to West Ham United Football Club.

Demolished ground and a museum exhibit. That's all we've got. Will never forgive or forget.

*****.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:49 pm

^ Did you steal it DL?
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby delbert on Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:16 pm

PayPal customer support, an utter shambles........
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby BalaamBoy on Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:09 pm

easyjet customer service for lost baggage!

They keep me on hold for 25 minutes, and then say I can ring a different number, or check the website. The website was no help and suggested I ring the customer service number.

In the end I returned home before the bag was found, updated the website to tell them where they should send it, should by chance they work out where it had gone, and then received a call from the destination airport saying they had found it, and asking where it should be sent.

Utter numpties, total shambles.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:14 pm

Big b*stard of a hornet that decided to enter the office today, 3 rather large sprays of killer and 15 minutes it took to take him down
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Hammer.CA on Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:20 pm

delbert wrote:PayPal customer support, an utter shambles........


:thup:

Imagine having opened a PayPal account while living in another country, on another continent where the locals speak think they same English language and having to contact PayPal in that country because the system won't allow you to add a bank account in the same country for some unknown reason and you have to try and explain that to some donut on the other end of the line twice, PayPal and a Canadian bank, sheer joy!!!
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Denzil on Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:26 pm

Seemingly every retail outlet asking if I either:

A) Want to sign up to their loyalty program or B) Have my receipt sent to me via email.

Holland & Barrett are the worst, but I was in superdrug last week and they asked if I am a member; no. Do I want to be a member; no thanks. Then asked if I wanted to buy three separate things they had on offer on the counter. By the third one, which was a SIM card I think, I was laughing as I said no and you could tell the fella was cringing asking. Makes me not want to shop in certain places. Only went in there for toothpaste.

Can I have your email address to send your receipt to? No.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby pablo jaye on Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:52 pm

Denzil - Similarly, every time I go into the bank and they ask me if I want to do online banking. I always say know and when asked, I say something like, ‘I prefer to bank face to face, plus, it keeps you in a job.’

This normally does the trick but the other day, some chap was on the hard sell (or charged with closing yet another branch) and retorted - well, what about if you ran out of cash and your card didn’t work? I said no, quite abruptly whilst giving him the ‘don’t push me’ look. He remained schtum.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Hammer1972 on Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:53 pm

For the last few years I have had to politely decline when the person making my coffee in Costa asks if I "want to try our smoother blend for 20p extra". Annoying as it is I am always polite as I know they have been told they have to ask.

However that tactic has obviously been deemed not aggressive enough by Costa head office and recently the girl asked "Would you like to try our less bitter blend for 20p...."

Less bitter? What next? Would you like milk that hasn't gone off for just 15p...
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:01 pm

Would you like me to wash my hands before handling your cup for 20p?
Would you like me to not gob in your coffee for an extra 50p?
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:05 pm

Since I bought a proper coffee machine I refuse to use the *****, unless I am onsite MoD property
I aint paying £3 for that *****
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Hammer_atown on Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 pm

Denzil wrote: B) Have my receipt sent to me via email.


I gave my email over to be emailed a receipt and they gave me a confirmation slip...from the receipt machine. Completely misses the point of emailing it
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby BARKING IRON on Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:25 am

On the subject of costa buying a coffee and getting a cup of warm milk
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:54 am

Why do Costa even new a "new blend"?

Why is it not just "the blend"?
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Hammer1972 on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:21 am

sendô wrote:Why do Costa even new a "new blend"?

Why is it not just "the blend"?


Upselling. Half the people will probably just go "Yeah, ok" despite the fact that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference in a milk based coffee anyway.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:14 am

From memory, the new blend is more bitter. Or bitterer.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Dover KUMB fan on Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:07 am

Denzil wrote:Can I have your email address to send your receipt to? No.


Loosely translates as 'can we bombard your mailbox with marketing stuff for evermore?'
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