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 Post subject: Re: March whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 01 Apr 2018, 12:38 
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PostPosted: 02 Apr 2018, 18:51 
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Woke up to a lot of snow today. Though it's been raining all day so melting away now...

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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 02 Apr 2018, 20:44 
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i lost a back tooth yesterday evening. It wobbled a bit from Wednesday onwards and came out yesterday evening.

I'm getting old, that's the problem.

I keep losing my house keys. Thanks to Andrew, I was able to have new ones cut.

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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 03 Apr 2018, 20:30 
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The old red phone box in our village high street has been renovated recently to house a defibrillator. I have just been for a walk round the village and there is now a sign on the box, saying it is out of action - the defibrillator has been stolen. I just don't know what is wrong with some people. Why would you do that? It is sad.


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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 03 Apr 2018, 21:49 
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Doot wrote:
The old red phone box in our village high street has been renovated recently to house a defibrillator. I have just been for a walk round the village and there is now a sign on the box, saying it is out of action - the defibrillator has been stolen. I just don't know what is wrong with some people. Why would you do that? It is sad.
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That's awful Doot. Let's hope it is not needed before it can be replaced.


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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 00:09 
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An organisation I work for has moved to paperless systems; everything is submitted on line, through a portal. Trouble is, when something's wrong, there's nothing I can do about it at this end.

On the old paper system, if something needed changing, you crossed out the old information and wrote in the new. I've been trying to get something changed on the online system since late February. Until it's changed, I can't complete my part. Repeated emails to different people have had no effect. Today I had an email from them telling me that I was late completing this particular piece of admin. My reply explaining why it was late was just about polite.

I also told them I'm going away next week, so they have two working days to sort it out, otherwise it will be even later.


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Computerised systems are great when they actually work :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: . When they don't, there seems to be nothing anyone can do - I remember being in the bank when their entire system had crashed, and people were practically in tears explaining that they had to pay bills today or their house purchase might fall through etc, and all they got was "The system's down". Hope you get things sorted!

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My Dad always used to say that a computer is only as good as the idiot working it............!

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PostPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 20:32 
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fio wrote:
My Dad always used to say that a computer is only as good as the idiot working it............!


The problem is between the chair and the keyboard...

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PostPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 23:06 
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They've been full of how these new systems will streamline everything and make everything more efficient. Maybe it will, for them. But it's piled a lot more work on those of us who are at the sharp end.

Well, I had an email this afternoon telling me that the problem should be sorted, but I've been out, so haven't been into the system yet to look.

And in another whinge, stickers have appeared on local post boxes saying that from next week, the 'last collection' will be at 9.00 in the morning! Previously the last collection was 4.00 in the afternoon, which was bad enough. This effectively does away with first class post, since you can't now post something during the day and have it arrive the next day. What use is a 9.00 collection to business users?


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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
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Our local postbox was changed a year or two back to 9.00am from late afteroon and a number of the other boxes are the same. Others stay until late afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2018, 12:41 
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I had to go for a blood test this morning, so arrived at work around 10am. First whinge: I was hoping the wait would be longer, so I'd get the morning off! (Because it'so quiet without any students.)

When I finally got into work, I discovered that the internet and the phones were both off, so I couldn't do any work! I decided to give it till lunchtime to see whether they came back on. They came back about 11am!

Last whinge for now: I feel like ants are taking over the world. I've just got rid of them at home. But one just ran over my hand, as I was holding a glass. Is this a bumper year for ants?

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PostPosted: 06 Apr 2018, 12:42 
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Whinging away. How long does a minor sprain (ankle) take to heal. I know it was minor because like its weight-bearing and I can walk. The swelling is almost down (10 days) and the bruise is going. I've dropped pain killers as I was doing too much not being able to feel much it when dosed up but am completely fed up with toothache in my ankle and feeling slightly sick when I go about normal daily duties. Heavy-duty walking and gardening are OUT.

Whinge and rant over.

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PostPosted: 06 Apr 2018, 15:31 
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Judith, some years ago I sprained my ankle the first day of the school summer holidays. When it was time to go back to work 6 weeks later, it was still painful, went to the GP, she said sprains take longer than breaks to fully heal....
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!


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PostPosted: 06 Apr 2018, 21:51 
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Hugs to all, particularly those with technological, postal, medical, or other problems! I knew I took a risk moving abroad with my contract still running on my flat in London, but I'm bemused (and stunned) to find that there's 0 interest. The location, size, and price are great so it's all very baffling... (and I am getting a bit desperate)!


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This is going to sound Terribly British :lol:, but I think the recent bad weather's dampened (quite literally!) interest in the housing market - no-one wants to be out looking at houses and flats in snow and ice, or pouring rain. Hopefully things will improve now, and you'll get more interest.

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 Post subject: Re: April whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 03:38 
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My husband of 23 years passed away last night.
My family is completely devastated.

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Oh Jenn, I am so very sorry. Sending lots of sympathy and positive thoughts for you and your family and friends x.

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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 09:14 
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Much sympathy, Jenn.

Alison, yes, hopefully it'll pick up. I've started taking over logistics!


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Oh, that's hard to bear, Justjenn. Also sending sympthies and thoughts. Please keep talking to us if it helps...


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