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The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread XXVI

Old 20th Aug 2015, 17:30
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Hurting from Fang Fettler, toothy knows it has been attacked and the numb has not gorne yet.

She has done stage one excavation and pumped in some stuff like Aqua Fuerte, can't get that in Mr T escoes. Back in two weeks.

I am slicing a Pork Fillet into medallions and grilling them on the BBQ serving with salad.

Just had a meeting with el hombre from the town hall about concreting the last section of the track which seemed positive, or at least not negative.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 18:05
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I am beginning to find myself in the ignore it camp having been in the lets start anew camp for most of the day.
I am feeling that, as has been said, TRAAB on its own would fizzle out, it is part of JB, and that JB would fizzle out because it has an eclectic mix of participants who all, however vague, have an aviation interest, which is how they found prune after all.
I regard TRAAB as an extension to my circle of friends, and while I don't know what has gone wrong with the moderation, which is anything but moderate I am prepared to let it sail over my head for now.
So don't go Blackie and HF, and why not say you are sorry Livingstone, that is probably all it will take.
And I be sober too.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 18:52
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Blacksheep, please don't go. It would be such a shame to lose yet another quality contributor. - Octopussy2

I only dip into this cosy little thread from time to time and am glad to have done so now if only to add to the pleas for Blacksheep not to abandon ship, because I have greatly enjoyed his posts on many diverse subjects over the years - even though he can't spell whisky!

Jack
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 19:02
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Hear hear, Union Jack.

There are a hard core of 20-30ish on Trabb, but what makes it so unique is people such as yourself who know they are welcome to pop in any time, have a laugh, a moan, a cry whatever. That 'popping in' wouldn't happen if we migrated elsewhere.

What Wodders says is true, this thread is like an old mate. For me, my life would be poorer without it. That may sound ridiculous, but it's true.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 19:08
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I'll have a moan,Just recieved a email from HMG, Due to a error in our files we have discovered we owe you 1400 pounds click on link below to claim your rebate online.
Yer I just come up the river on a banana boat mate.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 19:58
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Why not send them an email saying that as you don't live too far away you will nip down and collect it personally?
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 20:13
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Well Tony, having had a moan, now have a laugh and dob 'em in.

https://reportlite.actionfraud.police.uk/

It doesn't take long and a rozzer friend says they can be highly useful and are actually essential in ensuring convictions.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 20:25
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Tis indeed sad times when folks declare their intention to walk away! I hope that second thoughts may prevail.

Whilst I was waiting at the chemists this morning for a box of pills to be dispensed, a bloke came in with a fistful of prescriptions requiring them to be dispensed asap as he was flying out on holiday this evening. Cue: start of dummy spitting by bloke when the pharmacist explained that some items were not available until tomorrow, but he may wish to try other chemists in the town. By his reaction, it was as if it was below him to do the legwork himself. Lazy git!
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 20:33
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Evening all,

well yes, the times when Mme Diamond and Miss SingaporeGirl were seeking out the elephants are long gone. Also miss the stories and sound and sensible advice of Mme Jude, and I myself as Chief Huggist have long been out of work. In the end, it comes down to this though:
this thread is like an old mate.
Well spoken, angels!

In the original spirit of this thread, let me tell you I have just had a dram of Arran 10y, merely for therapeutical reasons of course. I fine malt, your Arran is!
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 21:18
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Advice please fellow Trabbers and hopefully from those in the "know".

Would you consider this statement in an email as medical discrimination? What are my options?
If I had driven down to Moorfields in London it would have taken more than the 10.5 hrs we billed. 30mins to Piccadilly from my house, 30 mins before train set off. 2hrs 10 mins to London. Go for taxi plus wait 30 mins. 30mins to hospital because of traffic. Waited 1 hour for a taxi outside Moorfields. 30 mins to station. Lunch/dinner break 1 hour. 1 hour until a later train as ones between 6pm and 7pm madness. 2hrs 10 mins to Manchester. Peeing down when got back. 1hr 15 mins wait for taxi because of queues and 30 mins to home. Total time 10.5. Plus I was in Moorfields for 5hrs.
I was able to drive but would have had to overnight somewhere. Train is a better option into Central London.

But the UK said this in an email...

"How much more do you feel I should continue to challenge the charges from TMLS, or should I just agree to the charges and sign these invoices off?

The charges levied do seem astronomical, with the travel time inflated due to Nigel not being able to drive at the time, he says down to his diabetes. "

To me he is saying my medical condition is an excuse. Is this discriminatory or not??

Any excuse to sue the barstewards would be great.
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 22:36
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Belated Happy Birthday Nigel.
Sounds like he doesn't believe you - either that you have diabetes and/or that you were unable to drive as a result of this. A doctor's letter may come in useful.
Just noticed he doesn't seem able to understand English. You have stated that driving down would have meant an overnight stay and also, you haven't stated that you couldn't drive because of your diabetes. Would he have preferred the increased charges if you had driven?
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 22:57
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
I'll have a moan,Just recieved a email from HMG, Due to a error in our files we have discovered we owe you 1400 pounds click on link below to claim your rebate online.
Yer I just come up the river on a banana boat mate.
Odd thing, though, stepdaughter had a look at her bank a/c online tonight and had a wth moment. "Who's had a grand of me dosh?"
Then discovered it was a credit not a debit, and wot's more it was HMG who refunded tax credits wrongly withheld. Not being born yesterday, canny SD rang them up to confirm, and yes, the money is hers.


Now, we were due to take her and her feller out for dinner at an expensive Italian place on Saturday. Guess who's paying now...
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Old 20th Aug 2015, 23:31
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Just noticed he doesn't seem able to understand English. You have stated that driving down would have meant an overnight stay and also, you haven't stated that you couldn't drive because of your diabetes. Would he have preferred the increased charges if you had driven?
Exactly, however need to know if his statement is discriminating against me?
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 03:22
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... need to know if his statement is discriminating against me?
No, [email protected] ... I don't believe it is. The discrimination laws deal with age, disability, race and gender. The only category your complaint might possibly fall into is the disability one. However, what they say is a perfectly true statement ... you DO say your inability to drive results from your diabetes and that IS your excuse (reason) for not being able to make the trip by car.

I would not go down the road of sueing. As you know, I have spent a lot of time in courts (mostly criminal but with a fair number of civil cases) and I can tell you that big companies will keep you in and out of court for the next twenty years, breaking your bank and spirit in the process. Things that would never be permitted in a criminal court are par for the course in a civil action; I have seen cases brought back repeatedly to argue the toss over a word or phrase and it all costs money. Lots of money.

If you feel you would like to investigate the possibilities, have at least one consultation with a lawyer but always take any estimate of the chances of success with a pinch of salt. Also, those no win/no pay lawyers are a bit of a double-edged sword ... in order to ensure they get paid they need to ask for pretty high amounts of compensation so that there is some left over for you. These high amounts are not generally looked upon favourably and should the case succeed a smaller amount might be awarded and of course that constitutes a win so guess who gets the money!

Do seek professional advice though, just bear in mind the pitfalls.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 05:41
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Just getting ready to catch the 7:30am ferry to Kirkwall. Appointments with barber, dentist (replace missing filling) and hospital (retinopathy check because I'm diabetic). Hope to be able to squeeze in a pub lunch before catching the 4pm ferry back home.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 05:51
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Good morning all.
I'm still here and so is the grey cloud overhead.

Off to the Royal Derby Horse Pickle this morning to see the renal people and get the results of my latest mega-batch of tests.
It will go one of two ways. Either my kidneys will have recovered a little and I will be released back to my GP's care or they will have continued to deteriorate and it'll be the preparing to start dialysis stage.
In the words of the Virgin Doris, que sera, sera.

On the good side, I'll be going from there into Derby to celebrate a 75th birthday. More good nosh and booze to look forward to.

Today saw the birth, in 1859, of English pioneer aviator Claude Grahame-White. He gained the first English aviator’s certificate of proficiency, established the Hendon Aerodrome and entered many flying races. He was also the first to make a night flight; during the Daily Mail sponsored 1910 London to Manchester air race.

I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Grahame-White
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 05:56
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Morning peeps another dull start here,been up and about since 5.30.
Wasn't it a bloke called White who made the first powered flight ever in New Zealand?
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 06:38
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Greetings,

Blue, clear, 25 going to 30 says the man with a pin.

Couple of nice days out there for Ricardian and Handsfree, apart from the medical bits enjoy them.
I get a morning run to Frigiliana to clean terraces, hopefully only two more to do.
Not a good night, the stump of tooth hurty.

Not 'White' FSL

Probably a Geordie immigrant
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 06:39
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Contrary to popular opinion, Kiwi's can fly.


The American bicycle repair chaps were the first to be photographed in the act of aviating. That's the only fact that is not in doubt.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 07:09
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Good morning all. Damp and grey here.

Thanks for the advice Bluey. Apparently big boss gave them 35% discount.
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