[NSR] What's Pissing you off Today? II
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Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:47 am quote
jimc wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
We had Kitec plumbing in our building and a LOT of owners were surprised when they found out the plumbing inside the unit was on them. It cost us about $5,000 to replace ours with copper.
I'd have replaced with PEX rather than copper, but whatever.
We weren't given the choice in the matter. So while we had to pay we also had to use the company contracted to do it.
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Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:44 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
jimc wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
We had Kitec plumbing in our building and a LOT of owners were surprised when they found out the plumbing inside the unit was on them. It cost us about $5,000 to replace ours with copper.
I'd have replaced with PEX rather than copper, but whatever.
We weren't given the choice in the matter. So while we had to pay we also had to use the company contracted to do it.
Now *that* would piss me off.
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Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:24 pm quote
jimc wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
jimc wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
We had Kitec plumbing in our building and a LOT of owners were surprised when they found out the plumbing inside the unit was on them. It cost us about $5,000 to replace ours with copper.
I'd have replaced with PEX rather than copper, but whatever.
We weren't given the choice in the matter. So while we had to pay we also had to use the company contracted to do it.
Now *that* would piss me off.
Yeah, it pissed a lot of us off.
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Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:57 pm quote
I got banned from the modern vespa facebook group tear*
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Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:13 pm quote
Jonny360 wrote:
I got banned from the modern vespa facebook group tear*
This is a thread where we talk about bad things that have happened.
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Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:24 am quote
learned how to talk like a sailor
been thread surfing. just came from another thread posted recently from across the Pond. wow, learned some sailor talk and bad grammar. must have been in quarantine too long over there, and no riding. Spring is coming. Hang on.
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Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:24 pm quote
57 - 43
'nuff said.
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Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:41 pm quote
Re: 57 - 43
Fudmucker wrote:
'nuff said.
43? I think you got that wrong.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/16/new-zealand-south-africa-rugby-championship-all-blacks-irresistible-record-defeat-report
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Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:56 pm quote
Re: learned how to talk like a sailor
Had to read the title twice - thought it said 'learned how to walk like
a sailor'.
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Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:01 pm quote
Like with a peg leg? Yeah, that would piss me off.
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Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:17 am quote
Re: 57 - 43
Well done, All Blacks (an ironical name in a racial context - which is unavoidable in ZA.)
There is no doubt that NZ has a motivated rugby team with great coaches.
They also have a nation that stands 100% behind the team - no matter how many persons of colour are playing.



I wasn't talking rugby, but I think we all know that.
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Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:48 am quote
Well, not seriously pissed off, but.

Posted some old farm pictures on FB which turned out to be wildly popular. Most comments as expected, but a couple of people speculated that one of them looked like a mule. Considering I lived with the people that owned them (parents and grandparents) I should know.

Anyway, after either ignoring the comments, or suggesting that the animal in questing was, indeed a horse, I looked at the post today where someone (I'll call him Bob) said something like, "Wow, a Cyldesdale and a mule. What a combination!" To which someone responded, "So it IS a mule then!"

I just responded, "If Bob says so....."

Then there's reading comprehension....I can't count the people who read the description and still thought my grandfather was my dad. I'm old and all, but sheesh.

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Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:38 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
(I'll call him Bob)

'Francis' would be more appropriate.
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Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:49 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Well, not seriously pissed off, but.

Posted some old farm pictures on FB which turned out to be wildly popular. Most comments as expected, but a couple of people speculated that one of them looked like a mule. Considering I lived with the people that owned them (parents and grandparents) I should know.

Anyway, after either ignoring the comments, or suggesting that the animal in questing was, indeed a horse, I looked at the post today where someone (I'll call him Bob) said something like, "Wow, a Cyldesdale and a mule. What a combination!" To which someone responded, "So it IS a mule then!"

I just responded, "If Bob says so....."

Then there's reading comprehension....I can't count the people who read the description and still thought my grandfather was my dad. I'm old and all, but sheesh.
No Dave... I understand something ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shire_horse
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:03 am quote
Re: learned how to talk like a sailor
priscillaj wrote:
been thread surfing. just came from another thread posted recently from across the Pond. wow, learned some sailor talk and bad grammar. must have been in quarantine too long over there, and no riding. Spring is coming. Hang on.
And that pissed you off?
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Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:01 pm quote
Couldn’t let this thread get too far won the list...
Dishonest people who sell firewood. They say it’s “seasoned” but a moisture meter on a freshly split piece shows 35+ % moisture. 20% is appropriate for burning. Some dump a load that is said to be a cord but after they are paid and gone the wood stacks up to 3/4 cord. Next trick is to bring a pickup load that appears to be the amount ordered but there is 4-6” of bark in the bottom of the bed. Some ignore a buyer who wants to bring a moisture meter when buying wood. I’ve found more to be dishonest than honest. My Dad used to cut firewood and he went overboard to be sure the customer got their money’s worth. Caveat Emptor!
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Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:26 pm quote
PapaWheelie wrote:
Couldn’t let this thread get too far won the list...
Dishonest people who sell firewood. They say it’s “seasoned” but a moisture meter on a freshly split piece shows 35+ % moisture. 20% is appropriate for burning. Some dump a load that is said to be a cord but after they are paid and gone the wood stacks up to 3/4 cord. Next trick is to bring a pickup load that appears to be the amount ordered but there is 4-6” of bark in the bottom of the bed. Some ignore a buyer who wants to bring a moisture meter when buying wood. I’ve found more to be dishonest than honest. My Dad used to cut firewood and he went overboard to be sure the customer got their money’s worth. Caveat Emptor!
Then there's the "face cord". It's a stack eight feet wide and four feet high (so far so good) but only as deep as the pieces themselves - usually 18 - 20 inches.

A full cord is eight feet by four feet by four feet.

Caveat Emptor, indeed.
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Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:31 pm quote
Re: learned how to talk like a sailor
Gedmunds wrote:
priscillaj wrote:
been thread surfing. just came from another thread posted recently from across the Pond. wow, learned some sailor talk and bad grammar. must have been in quarantine too long over there, and no riding. Spring is coming. Hang on.
And that pissed you off?
Hope that ain't me. I don't talk like no sailor. Ain't like me.
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Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:48 pm quote
Re: learned how to talk like a sailor
Max6200 wrote:
Gedmunds wrote:
priscillaj wrote:
been thread surfing. just came from another thread posted recently from across the Pond. wow, learned some sailor talk and bad grammar. must have been in quarantine too long over there, and no riding. Spring is coming. Hang on.
And that pissed you off?
Hope that ain't me. I don't talk like no sailor. Ain't like me.
Paging capt. gary....
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Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:44 pm quote
Re: learned how to talk like a sailor
Madison Sully wrote:
Max6200 wrote:
Gedmunds wrote:
priscillaj wrote:
been thread surfing. just came from another thread posted recently from across the Pond. wow, learned some sailor talk and bad grammar. must have been in quarantine too long over there, and no riding. Spring is coming. Hang on.
And that pissed you off?
Hope that ain't me. I don't talk like no sailor. Ain't like me.
Paging capt. gary....


And the singing of sea shantys?
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:51 pm quote
What is is about funerals?
One of the things I've seen surprisingly often is the frequency of weird behavior around funerals. Normal, agreeable siblings, for example turn into greedy monsters, etc, etc. Once upon a time, I'd expected people to be understanding and generous in grief. But not often enough.

So my aunt, who'd been wasting a way with cancer for several months passed today. Her wishes, I think out of COVID concerns, was for a small, private funeral with only immediate family, to be followed, when safe, by a larger celebration of her life, open to friends and family.

So, her three daughters put their heads together, and in contradiction of her wishes, are doing a full viewing, funeral and burial open to all, apparently because two of my cousins' friends want to see her "one last time."

I don't know about anyone else, but to me, last requests are a sign of love and respect for the person. So IMHO, there's that, plus she's as emaciated as a concentration camp victim and they're risking turning this into a super spreader event. But hey, i won't be there.
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