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Alcohol. Not being a big drinker anymore,the odd pint here and there, glass of wine with lunch etc I was rudely reminded how drinking far more than my usual limit can be a bit unpleasant. A hedge crushing half hour walk home (it's only a ten minute walk sober) and a stinking hangover is a good way to show me not to do this very often.🤒

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So further to the post about the car being hit and someone driving off, we've just had a phone call from a damned ambulance chaser checking to see if anyone had been injured in the accident! 

 

Absolutely furious about this - we told the insurance company that we were NOT in the car at the time the incident happened, and if we had been, we would know who hit us and where it occurred! As it is, we were not, we do not know when the car was hit, nor do we know where the incident happened. We do not have any details of the scum bag that hit us and then drove off. It is completely unethical to pass our details to a third party injury claims ambulance chaser! We will be making a formal complaint to the insurers later today about this.

 

We are currently insured via Debenhams Finance - avoid completely - they are a total rip off.

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2 hours ago, treker_ed said:

So further to the post about the car being hit and someone driving off, we've just had a phone call from a damned ambulance chaser checking to see if anyone had been injured in the accident! 

 

Absolutely furious about this - we told the insurance company that we were NOT in the car at the time the incident happened, and if we had been, we would know who hit us and where it occurred! As it is, we were not, we do not know when the car was hit, nor do we know where the incident happened. We do not have any details of the scum bag that hit us and then drove off. It is completely unethical to pass our details to a third party injury claims ambulance chaser! We will be making a formal complaint to the insurers later today about this.

 

We are currently insured via Debenhams Finance - avoid completely - they are a total rip off.

 

It's possible the call could just be coincidental. I receive calls or texts every few weeks from ambulance chaser parasites, despite not having made an insurance claim of any description since 2008. 

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Not specifically a grump, but it could so easily be.

 

I don't know if anyone else is watching "celebrity" masterchef, but on this week's programmes is someone who I might concede is a celebrity, Penny Lancaster, wife of one Rod Stewart.

 

I think it was Torode who asked her if Rod Stewart cooked, and she said in all seriousness, "No, when I met him he had a chef".

 

She explained that the chef did al the cooking for all meals Rod had in his homes.

 

What was possibly grump worthy was she said this without a hint of irony, or recognition that Rod (famous for being spectacularly mean with money), was paying out a fotune fr a chef to do all his meals. I wanted Torode or Wallace to ask if he did breakfast for Sir Rod, but I suspect that like me, they were too surprised to hear about the chef.

 

How the other half live, eh??

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11 hours ago, Whofan said:

......that Rod (famous for being spectacularly mean with money), was paying out a fotune fr a chef to do all his meals. 

A Scotsman being tight with his money?! Surely not! 😂

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21 hours ago, Whofan said:

Rod (famous for being spectacularly mean with money)

Well, he had to be with everything else in order to pay the chef, I'd guess :P

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1 hour ago, alt-92 said:

Well, he had to be with everything else in order to pay the chef, I'd guess :P

To be fair if I had his money and my cooking skills 🔥 I’d hire a chef too. Luckily Mrs T loves to cook and is very good at it. Getting guests to come for dinner is never a problem 

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We are now being told by the insurance company that if we want to take our car to the Toyota garage to get it repaired (as it's not on their list of approved repairers....) we have to get a quote from Toyota (which we already have) and another Toyota approved garage in the area. This is the first time that they have mentioned anything about this in the 4 or 5 phone calls we have made to them to get the ball rolling to get the repairs made to the car. We have said to them all along that we want the car to go to Toyota due to the car being an Auris Hybrid, and not some run of the mill petrol or diesel engine car. 

 

We have one massive problem with that request. Apart from our Toyota Dealers, there are NO approved Toyota garages in the area we live, or surrounding areas. The next nearest is a good hours drive from where we are, and again that's a Toyota dealer! I firmly believe that the insurance company are doing their level best to force us into using their repair company - which we do not want to do, as we dont believe they did a good enough job when they fixed and replaced the catalytic convertor earlier in the year. If Toyota had done it, they would have fitted a catlock device as part of the replacement, which would seriously delay or possibly prevent any further theft of the convertor. The insurance company refused to fit one unless already fitted! And we asked for it to be fitted, but they still refused! This is why we want to have the repairs done by the Toyota dealers.

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It's your car, you can insist where you have it repaired. Do not bend to the insurers. You pay the policy premium, not them. Just remind them of that. They will back down.

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@treker_ed

Might be an idea to have a word with Toyota UK, as the Auris is UK produced:- Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. Burnaston, Derby, DE1 9TA. 01332 282121.

Might just put the insurance company on the back foot.................

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17 hours ago, treker_ed said:

We are now being told by the insurance company that if we want to take our car to the Toyota garage to get it repaired (as it's not on their list of approved repairers....) we have to get a quote from Toyota (which we already have) and another Toyota approved garage in the area. This is the first time that they have mentioned anything about this in the 4 or 5 phone calls we have made to them to get the ball rolling to get the repairs made to the car. We have said to them all along that we want the car to go to Toyota due to the car being an Auris Hybrid, and not some run of the mill petrol or diesel engine car. 

 

We have one massive problem with that request. Apart from our Toyota Dealers, there are NO approved Toyota garages in the area we live, or surrounding areas. The next nearest is a good hours drive from where we are, and again that's a Toyota dealer! I firmly believe that the insurance company are doing their level best to force us into using their repair company - which we do not want to do, as we dont believe they did a good enough job when they fixed and replaced the catalytic convertor earlier in the year. If Toyota had done it, they would have fitted a catlock device as part of the replacement, which would seriously delay or possibly prevent any further theft of the convertor. The insurance company refused to fit one unless already fitted! And we asked for it to be fitted, but they still refused! This is why we want to have the repairs done by the Toyota dealers.

We've spoken to them again at lunch time only to be told something different again! Now being told that we only need one quote from the garage that we wish to use...... Looks like someone doesn't know what they were talking about last night. We already have a quote from Toyota that we have been sent as a PDF, so all we shall do is forward that to the insurers. I'm getting fed up with all the messing around we are getting. Will definitely NOT be renewing our insurance with these clowns!

 

@Vince1159 For complaints about insurance companies, we have to go through the Financial Ombudsman Service. However, it's a convoluted process, as you have to complain to the company first, get a decision, appeal it, get the decision, then go to the ombudsman (or so we have been told)! We have tried that before when we had an issue with the house and the NHBC. In the end, our buildings cover insurers had to take the NHBC & Taylor Wimpey to court to recover their costs as TW admitted the problem was their fault, but refused to do the repair as we were outside of the warranty on the new build, and the NHBC refused to to the repair as it was under their threshold for repair costs. In the end it cost our insurers over £2.5k to put right, despite the NHBC quoting under £1000 to repair. Hence why they took them to court to recover costs. 

 

(Forgot to mention that at the time, the NHBC stated that their threshold for repairs was £1500, so anything under this they would not carry out the repairs. The NHBC 10 yr warranty for new homes was/is not worth the paper it's printed on!)

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Yahoo seems to be down as I am getting err_http2_protocol_error message each time I visit the bookmarked link on the PC.

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1 hour ago, Mick4350 said:

Yahoo seems to be down as I am getting err_http2_protocol_error message each time I visit the bookmarked link on the PC.

It's working OK for me here in The Netherlands

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17 minutes ago, RAF4EVER said:

It's working OK for me here in The Netherlands

I cleared out my cookies on the PC and got back in, and had to relogin here and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't let me in. Gotta use an email instead of your user name.

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Yahoo? Dear God, do they still exist?
I was convinced they went the way of the Dodo a couple of years back after their unsuccesful sale to Verizon (about to be sold off again)..

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On 8/15/2021 at 5:08 PM, Biggles87 said:

I know the feeling, I just don’t drink at lunchtime anymore. Nothing worse than an evening hangover.

 

John

I find it’s better if you start at breakfast and then lunchtime drinking isn’t so bad...

 

Mike

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6 minutes ago, mick b said:

I find it’s better if you start at breakfast and then lunchtime drinking isn’t so bad...

 

Mike

 

...or just don't stop after supper. That's the big mistake.

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My grump today covers the last few days;

Its the number of people walking or running in the road when there is a perfectly useable and safe pavement. This last few days I've come across, literally, dozens, of people walking/running in the road.

I don't mean crossing the road, but walking in-line with the road lane.

Yesterday I turned a corner in Belfast and had to slam the brakes on ( I was only doing the limit of 20mph) and swerve as there was a youngish bloke strolling down the lane quite oblivious to the traffic. 

This evening coming out of Comber to Newtownards, the road becomes a dual carriage way, and there in the middle of the left lane is a guy jogging along. To his left was a hard shoulder, a cycle lane and a wide pavement!

There were more instances but I'll leave it at that

I did sound my horn at them, for the legal reason to do so, and in return I got the two-finger salute

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37 minutes ago, Black Knight said:

My grump today covers the last few days;

Its the number of people walking or running in the road when there is a perfectly useable and safe pavement. This last few days I've come across, literally, dozens, of people walking/running in the road.

I don't mean crossing the road, but walking in-line with the road lane.

Yesterday I turned a corner in Belfast and had to slam the brakes on ( I was only doing the limit of 20mph) and swerve as there was a youngish bloke strolling down the lane quite oblivious to the traffic. 

See it all the time when i go pick mrs fatfingers up from work on Leeds Uni campus. They just amble about in the road and give me the death stare when i have the nerve to give my horn a toot at them. Come September and freshers week it will be that thick with em i could play skittles! One time i was emerging from a blind junction with cars either side and had to slam on due to a large group of students taking selfies in the middle of the road! Good job i was in 1st gear and only doing about 3mph! 

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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1 hour ago, Black Knight said:

Its the number of people walking or running in the road when there is a perfectly useable and safe pavement

Funnily enough we had the same a few days ago (think it was Sunday!) Turned into the junction for the road towards our house, and a gentleman decided at that moment it was appropriate to start running in the road, and start crossing the road diagonally in front of us. I had to slam the brakes on to stop us hitting him, and used the car horn. The "gentleman" shouted 'What's your problem" and then gave us the middle finger as if it was our fault that we so very nearly hit him as he decided to run out in front of us instead of using the pavement. Erm no, pedestrian=path, car=road, pedestian≠road when car approaching car has right of way.

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