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Things that p**s you off - post your rants

Wightsparker

War Hero
I left that bit out, deliberately. I knew someone would read between the lines!

With Mrs W, went on a Rhein cruise a few years ago, with a coach pickup in Ashford, then Dover to Calais and thus to the cruise boat near Bonn. Well worth doing, and the lady who was in effect the tour guide was a former BA air hostess but now "of a certain age" though still attractive. She explained that she used to be a trolley dolly, but now thought of herself as a wagon dragon....
 
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Alfacharlie

War Hero
With Mrs W, went on a Rhein cruise a few years ago, with a coach pickup in Ashford, then Dover to Calais and thus to the cruise boat near Bonn. Well worth doing, and the lady who was in effect the tour guide was a former BA air hostess but now "of a certain age" though still attractive. She explained that she used to be a trolley dolly, but now thought of herself as a wagon dragon....
Dit on then!!!
 

Dredd

War Hero
Super Moderator
I have ordered a few things from different retailers in the past week. Like most of those set up for online sales, a note is emailed to you to say when it is due and for this specific one, who the carrier is - in this case Royal Mail. It suggests it will arrive on Wednesday 25th November on or after 1500. Quite quick really as it was only placed on the Monday. So far so good.

The day arrives, the time passes, evening meal has been consumed. No package. No biggie, not urgent, probably come the following day.

Around the middle of the afternoon yesterday, go to the front door and there are some letters and mailshots posted through the letterbox - along with a card saying a package needs signed for and is now on it's way back to depot which you can collect from tomorrow onwards. So at 0800 this morning, I collect my package and I make it clear I was not impressed, because not only was I in ALL DAY, I have been for virtually EIGHT MONTHS. So why did the dozy clown not knock on the door or use the doorbell - the one that is it eye level in the middle of the door?

And what is worse, the wifey offers to see if there is anything else that may be there and could be collected but looks like it is already out for delivery. It's only minutes really to get from the house to the depot but when I got back home, I checked and so far no card saying "sorry you were out".

So I will be expecting to have to visit them again tomorrow to collect that as well when they don't "deliver" it today.

And they wonder why they are losing money and reputation against the competition.
 

Sumo

War Hero
I have ordered a few things from different retailers in the past week. Like most of those set up for online sales, a note is emailed to you to say when it is due and for this specific one, who the carrier is - in this case Royal Mail. It suggests it will arrive on Wednesday 25th November on or after 1500. Quite quick really as it was only placed on the Monday. So far so good.

The day arrives, the time passes, evening meal has been consumed. No package. No biggie, not urgent, probably come the following day.

Around the middle of the afternoon yesterday, go to the front door and there are some letters and mailshots posted through the letterbox - along with a card saying a package needs signed for and is now on it's way back to depot which you can collect from tomorrow onwards. So at 0800 this morning, I collect my package and I make it clear I was not impressed, because not only was I in ALL DAY, I have been for virtually EIGHT MONTHS. So why did the dozy clown not knock on the door or use the doorbell - the one that is it eye level in the middle of the door?

And what is worse, the wifey offers to see if there is anything else that may be there and could be collected but looks like it is already out for delivery. It's only minutes really to get from the house to the depot but when I got back home, I checked and so far no card saying "sorry you were out".

So I will be expecting to have to visit them again tomorrow to collect that as well when they don't "deliver" it today.

And they wonder why they are losing money and reputation against the competition.
Wife was in the shielding group in the first lockdown.
She has received about 6 sheets of paper saying what she should or should not do this time, same as last with out the help from government.
She put a note on the door saying shielding, please knock and put parcels on doorstep.
Everything is left, even signed for from Post office they just take a photo of parcel on door step.
Only exception was my son ordered a knife, that had to be signed for and handed to a responsible adult, why he gave it to me I have no idea?
 

huwshpis

War Hero
Wife was in the shielding group in the first lockdown.
She has received about 6 sheets of paper saying what she should or should not do this time, same as last with out the help from government.
She put a note on the door saying shielding, please knock and put parcels on doorstep.
Everything is left, even signed for from Post office they just take a photo of parcel on door step.
Only exception was my son ordered a knife, that had to be signed for and handed to a responsible adult, why he gave it to me I have no idea?
You at least look like a responsible adult. ;)
 

Taztiff

War Hero
I have ordered a few things from different retailers in the past week. Like most of those set up for online sales, a note is emailed to you to say when it is due and for this specific one, who the carrier is - in this case Royal Mail. It suggests it will arrive on Wednesday 25th November on or after 1500. Quite quick really as it was only placed on the Monday. So far so good.

The day arrives, the time passes, evening meal has been consumed. No package. No biggie, not urgent, probably come the following day.

Around the middle of the afternoon yesterday, go to the front door and there are some letters and mailshots posted through the letterbox - along with a card saying a package needs signed for and is now on it's way back to depot which you can collect from tomorrow onwards. So at 0800 this morning, I collect my package and I make it clear I was not impressed, because not only was I in ALL DAY, I have been for virtually EIGHT MONTHS. So why did the dozy clown not knock on the door or use the doorbell - the one that is it eye level in the middle of the door?

And what is worse, the wifey offers to see if there is anything else that may be there and could be collected but looks like it is already out for delivery. It's only minutes really to get from the house to the depot but when I got back home, I checked and so far no card saying "sorry you were out".

So I will be expecting to have to visit them again tomorrow to collect that as well when they don't "deliver" it today.

And they wonder why they are losing money and reputation against the competition.
Parcel from Royal Mail just dropped through my letterbox (yes, small parcel).
Funny, I'm not expecting anything!
Picks it up and it's for next door.
So I open the front door and walk out, there is the postman 2 doors away. Before I can say something he says 'sorry'. Bloody bugger knew he'd got it wrong!
I went next door and posted it through the low level letter box. Said postman is a fat basrsteward and obviously cant band over so he put it through my mid level post box.
Tit.
 
Another rant!!

Bought a new Kenwood dishwasher from Currys, pair for them to fit it also (intergraded). Exactly a month to the day it was fitted I get an error code E4 (overflow/leak)? Rang Curry's....not interested, need to contact Kenwood direct. Finally got through after press 1 for this, press 2 for that etc etc. They said they would send out an engineer on Friday (last Friday).

Engineer arrived and as he walked through the door said, "so you have a leaking pump giving an E4 code then?". He looked at the machine and said, "it's always a leaking pump, I will need to book it in for a replacement".

They knew it was a leaking pump, had three days to get one to him and didn't bother!!! now I have to wait for them to get back to be with another date.
 
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