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3 hours ago, -Ian- said:

It really is pot luck what sort of dog you get with Romanian rescue. A friend has one who's great with people, generally quiet and well behaved at home but is a complete nightmare to walk, she wants to fight every other dog she sees. 

My daughter has one like that, he seems to see every other dog as a threat and is determined to get his in first!  Does make you wonder what kind of life they had in Romania.

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On 7/30/2021 at 8:07 PM, treker_ed said:

I've got a delivery coming from Airfix. 

 

Normally the email advising of the despatch is not received with trepidation, as the DPD delivery team (bar one or two exceptions) are usually quite good and efficient. However, todays was received with dread.

 

The link took me to a Hermes Parcel tracking site...... I wonder how many pieces of plastic I will be finding in the boxes!!!!

 

(mind you, the Hermes driver in my area, probably have a 60% success rate.......... Of delivering to the wrong house)

I was right to fear the delivery from Hermes...

 

No notification received from them to advise that they were making the delivery today; thankfully I was in. There have been a spate of doorstep parcel thefts in the area, and would appear that the person (s) have been following the delivery van and taking whatever has been delivered, no matter what the parcel is, or size of parcel, and no matter time of day! So lucky that I was available to receive the parcel. Secondly, hole punched into the outer box, and looks like the box had been thrown around as well. Wouldn't mind, but this is the second delivery in a row that this has happened so not impressed with Airfix's couriers at the moment.

 

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1 hour ago, treker_ed said:

 

I was right to fear the delivery from Hermes...

 

No notification received from them to advise that they were making the delivery today; thankfully I was in. There have been a spate of doorstep parcel thefts in the area, and would appear that the person (s) have been following the delivery van and taking whatever has been delivered, no matter what the parcel is, or size of parcel, and no matter time of day! So lucky that I was available to receive the parcel. Secondly, hole punched into the outer box, and looks like the box had been thrown around as well. Wouldn't mind, but this is the second delivery in a row that this has happened so not impressed with Airfix's couriers at the moment.

 

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I'd be inclined to notify Airfix.

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1 hour ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

I'd be inclined to notify Airfix.

 

@bentwaters81tfw Done & dusted!

 

Email was fired off to customerservices.uk@hornby.com as soon as I got the parcel, along with the pictures shown in this thread. I also advised the about the non-notification by Hermes, and the local thefts. I have had a reply telling me about the two delivery options (standard@3.95 via hermes, and express@6.95 via dpd) but considering my order was well in excess of £20 i got free delivery so it did not give me any choice of which delivery service, it was automatically the standard! At that point though, I did not know it would be via Hermes! They've given me a 20% discount code as an apology, and promised to get it sorted in regards thier processes, but really it's their couriers that are at fault.

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Over here we get exited when we receive an undamaged parcel!

A large box containing a pair of walking boots arrived this morning and had been squashed and battered, I hope my expected Airfix Victor does not suffer the same fate.

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On the local radio news this morning "a report says that lowlying areas of the island will be most at risk of flooding if sea levels continue to rise",...No really,seeing as though the whole island is at sea level apart from the south,i wonder how much they paid for that little nugget of obviousness....

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Yesterday I was in a shop called The Range looking for somat when I heard some screams

I rushed around to the aisle the screams came from, expecting to see someone injured or a fight

What I found was three women screaming in laughter at the shelf display of . . . . . HALLOWEEN things!

Its still only early  *  AUGUST and that shop has  *  HALLOWEEN items out !?!

 

*  I was going to cuss but I thought if I did Mike would ban me for eternity. But then I could haunt him on Halloween

 

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On 26/07/2021 at 17:24, 593jones said:

 

And put in the stocks.  

 

On 26/07/2021 at 19:55, Hook said:

I was thinking about public flogging, perhaps these two suggestions could be combined.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

 

On 26/07/2021 at 20:09, bentwaters81tfw said:

Both should be mandatory for any form of anti-social behaviour.

 

 

Phew

 

was in a cold sweat there for a minute - thought it was the new penalty code for getting trouble on here.  

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16 hours ago, Black Knight said:

What I found was three women screaming in laughter at the shelf display of . . . . . HALLOWEEN things!

Its still only early  *  AUGUST and that shop has  *  HALLOWEEN items out !?!

 

Indeed. I started noticing staff putting out Halloween stuff at some of the local stores nearly two weeks ago!

 

And, some stores are starting to clear out their summer stock so that they can (presumably) start putting out stock for Christmas. 

 

cheers, Graham  ( near Ottawa Canada )

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Paint. Got model painted main colour, and managed to mask and paint some silver leading edges on it before the football last night. Removed the masking and touched the paint up. Colour shifted significantly. So now have to order a fresh pot and paint the whole damn thing again......... 

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The car has failed its MOT. Needs some welding done. Sadly, it couldn’t be at a more inconvenient time, as were supposed to be going away on a short break on Monday. It’s going to be cheaper and easier to just write off the holiday than hire a car, so that’s probably what we’re going to do.

 

The car is fifteen years old and not really worth anything, so it may actually not be economic to get repaired. I bloody *hate* having to buy cars. I have no interest in them, apart from their ability to get me from one point to another without getting cold and wet.

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I hate insurance companies!

 

Earlier this year, our hybrid car had the catalytic convertor stolen. Now because the police didn't instantly have anyone in custody for it, the insurance company put the claim down as a "fault" claim, i.e. we were at fault because they didn't have a 3rd party they could claim the costs back! Despite the fact we had a crime report number etc. we were still technically at fault, so result loss of no claims, hike in insurance etc.

 

Fast forward to July, and we discover that the panels on the rear offside quarter weren't lining up properly, and one of the lenses was cracked. Took it to the main dealer for them to have a look, and they needed to get the bodyshop to inspect. Fair enough. Had it inspected, and would seem that some nice individual has rear ended us somewhere over the last few months, and didn't bother to leave their details and drove off! Leaving us with a nice damaged car, which we are now having to fork out to get repaired. Had a quote from the dealer, which without further investigation could be anywhere north of £1900 to repair! 

 

We don't have that kind of money lying around so decided to check with insurers, yet again, they are pinning the blame on us for something we can prove with the dealers report that is not our fault! I am really (want to insert swear word here....) hacked off with insurance companies wanting to rip off drivers with things like this which is not our fault. Soo many crooks out there that get away with crash for cash scams, that's who they need to be clamping down on - not things like this! Absolutely fuming right now. I am dreading our renewal!

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8 minutes ago, treker_ed said:

I hate insurance companies!

 

I feel your pain. I'm insured  I was insured with a well know insurer whose name begins with an A, ends in an A and has an X in the middle, and for the last two year have really screwed me over. Barn wall collapses in high winds, falling on our swimming pool, completely destroying it. Apparently, that was our fault for not maintaining the wall, even though we had capped it. Since then, we have been flooded with emails and letters from the bank arm of this company, saying that our account is in arrears. They have shoved up the cost of our policies so that the total outgoings exceeded what we were paying into the account by quite a margin  So, we changed all of our policies over to another company, and these consist of two cars, a caravan, our house and our health insurance. Total savings for a year amounted to just shy of 2.500 euros!! Boy! were we being ripped off.

Oh, and the irony of it is that we have received one of those emails from the previous insurer saying that they are sad to see us leave them, and would we complete a survey, stating why we left. I don't need to. All I have to say is.........YOU'RE RUBBISH!!

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Being in the middle of a huge remodel that's taking a lot longer than it should thanks to the kitchen cabinet maker.................AND...............not working on a model since probably March.  I mean I could work on one here and there, but really would like to just jump into it for days and days and not get interrupted with house remodel stuff.   Sigh!  So many nice builds as of late.  Sigh!

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A while ago, I was waiting for a service agent to finish a phone call before discussing my requirements.  When she put the phone down she turned to another agent behind her and said "if it wasn't for these customers I could get on with my work".    She then turned to me and I said, "I can help you there by taking my custom elsewhere"  :nono:

Mike

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Guy who bought the house next door and is now trying to rent it out, has left the house backyard lights on. One of them shines directly into my bedroom. Since we are all locked in our homes over this way, no one is visiting the house to turn them off and I'm on the verge of jumping the fence and turning off his power!

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Nobody minds the silent majority. It's those who consider my wife and I to be sub-human targets for them to vent their anger at their own inadequacies that annoy me.  They pay an infinitely smaller proportion of my wages than they think they do - but even if they did contribute to our household income I still wouldn't tolerate them.

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4 hours ago, Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies said:

They pay an infinitely smaller proportion of my wages than they think they do

Working as i do for the Local Authority, i'm occasionally told by others that they 'pay my wages' I once pointed out to one nesbit who didn't work that i was actually paying towards their beer and fags! To which they responded by calling me a rude name for some reason! 😀

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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