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    Agree! In fact Britain must be the politest nation on Earth when it comes to queueing.
    Except in a busy pub, how many times have you stood at the bar waiting your turn to be served when someone barges to the front and shouts their order over everyone else?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfiembra View Post
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    Except in a busy pub, how many times have you stood at the bar waiting your turn to be served when someone barges to the front and shouts their order over everyone else?
    Thatís down to the bar staff IMO. Iíve worked in busy pubs and found it pretty easy to keep tabs on who was coming and going even when itís 2/3 deep.

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    I try to be as open and relaxed as possible about cultural differenced when I am abroad but the queue jumping is something that without fail sends my blood pressure to Pluto, itīs almost ingrained in my DNA.

    My Argentine girlfriend said that the social distancing requirements in supermarkets has actually introduced the queuing system here, thereīs an upside to the pandemic after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Hibby View Post
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    Agree! In fact Britain must be the politest nation on Earth when it comes to queueing.
    Polite is a concept that varies from region to region. There is no global definition as to what polite actually means.

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    People who walk about in public having a mobile phone conversation on speakerphone.

    Youíre not a contestant on the Apprentice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernhibee View Post
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    People who walk about in public having a mobile phone conversation on speakerphone.

    Youíre not a contestant on the Apprentice.

    Aye, pricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernhibee View Post
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    People who walk about in public having a mobile phone conversation on speakerphone.

    Youíre not a contestant on the Apprentice.
    People who stop and stand in the street on the mobile phone. It's a mobile, the clue is in the name.
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    People (partners) who donít put the rack in the slots in the oven but rather lay them on top of the slot brackets so when you pull the rack out slightly it tips over and the food spills in the oven.

    Guess who is now raiding the freezer for something for dinner just as the planned dinner was ready.

    Edit: People who use the microwave the day before and have liquid spill over onto the microwave plate but neglect to clean it.

    Someone really isnít in my good books right now.
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    Laurence Fox.

    Not someone I ever paid much attention to before but he appears to be one of those people who is setting out to be deliberately provocative and offensive.

    I read him described on Twitter as an 'M&S Tommy Robinson' and that seems pretty apt.
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    Folk who drink Cristal from the bottle with a straw. Have only just realised how much this annoys me after posting in the other thread. Does my head right in

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    Watching something thatís American/Canadian and them pronouncing Craig as Creg. Not sure why it irritates me so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Modfather View Post
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    Watching something thatís American/Canadian and them pronouncing Craig as Creg. Not sure why it irritates me so much.
    I loved Homeland but reading about it afterwards I was surprised to see the main character was called "Carrie" and not "Kerry".

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    The absolute rats who broke into our bike shed and stole my bike. There were 2 locks on it that needed dealt with along with getting through the door so this wasn't entirely opportunistic.

    On the plus side, and maybe for the little things and pleasure thread, one of the brake cables snapped last week and I was all set to fix it today. Hopefully whoever took it discovered that fact whilst cycling downhill at considerable speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Laurence Fox.

    Not someone I ever paid much attention to before but he appears to be one of those people who is setting out to be deliberately provocative and offensive.

    I read him described on Twitter as an 'M&S Tommy Robinson' and that seems pretty apt.
    What weird man he is. Heís actually a really good actor, but I doubt heíll be getting much work now after the way heís alienated himself in the last year or so. I think his wife(Billy Piper)has left him and heís been sacked by his agent. M&S Tommy Robinson is a good description. It probably wonít be long before heís removed from Twitter and other platforms, what he does after that I donít know.

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    "Ramping up" "kicking the can down the road" "cliff edge" "eye bleeding"
    Stop it! Just stop using phrases you've never used in your entire life until some politician or poster on a football forum used them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Hibby View Post
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    "Ramping up" "kicking the can down the road" "cliff edge" "eye bleeding"
    Stop it! Just stop using phrases you've never used in your entire life until some politician or poster on a football forum used them.
    A bit like "rolling out" the vaccine? It must come in big barrels or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Hibby View Post
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    "Ramping up" "kicking the can down the road" "cliff edge" "eye bleeding"
    Stop it! Just stop using phrases you've never used in your entire life until some politician or poster on a football forum used them.
    Got to say that anyone who uses those phrases is just accepting mediocrity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    The absolute rats who broke into our bike shed and stole my bike. There were 2 locks on it that needed dealt with along with getting through the door so this wasn't entirely opportunistic.

    On the plus side, and maybe for the little things and pleasure thread, one of the brake cables snapped last week and I was all set to fix it today. Hopefully whoever took it discovered that fact whilst cycling downhill at considerable speed.
    My brother's bike got stolen a few months back and although he didn't hold out much hope the Police got it a few days later, fingers crossed for you, winds me up when folk steal things other people have worked hard for

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    Thinking about the Sunderland documentary on Netflix and the disco lights at Celtic - football becoming more of an "experience". I don't want a "Balearic vibe" or blaring music, I want to watch a good game of football, fair enough have some music on when the teams run out but if I wanted ***** music and irritating lights I'd go to a nightclub.


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    Middle aged men that follow Devi Sridhar on Twitter (public health advisor to Sturgeon).

    She could tweet "please drink a pint of your own urine" and you'd have a group of balding, overweight, sub standard looking men filling the replies with "Thanks for the clear and concise information!!!" which would be fine in itself if it wasn't a disguised "I'm a nice guy please read your DMs!!!" plea.

    I'm 31, thin, and have a full head of hair which excludes me from the above group

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernhibee View Post
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    Thinking about the Sunderland documentary on Netflix and the disco lights at Celtic - football becoming more of an "experience". I don't want a "Balearic vibe" or blaring music, I want to watch a good game of football, fair enough have some music on when the teams run out but if I wanted ***** music and irritating lights I'd go to a nightclub.
    I'd rather there was no music at games apart from when the teams come out and at the end of games. It's often the only time I get (got) to see my pals, some of whom are in the hearing-aid denial age bracket, and conversation is impossible.

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    Was in a shop today getting bits and pieces and added some alcohol free beer into my basket. It was just after half past nine and was told that I couldn't buy alcohol. Pointed out that it was alcohol free and being under 0.05% ABV it doesn't fall into the category of a licensed product. Alcohol will form in orange juice if left out for a day or two. The cashier then asked a colleague, then got a supervisor who I had to go through the same thing again - it's under 0.05% ABV so doesn't fall into the category of a licensed product - for him to change his mind and say "it's company policy not to sell alcohol free products before 10am".

    I also bought some Pepsi at the same time and thought about asking why I was allowed to buy that but had kind of lost the will by that point.

    What gets on my wick about that is it's clearly not company policy as if he was as certain about it being company policy he wouldn't have wasted several minutes umming and ahhing about it - if it was a case of "I'm really unsure of the laws on that sort of product so I'm not comfortable selling it" I'd actually have understood as you can learn from that, and also if your staff aren't confident that it's right to sell a product, I'm fine with erring on the side of caution.

    To just go "It's company policy" when it blatantly isn't got right on my wick as it'll just wrongly happen again next time someone tries to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernhibee View Post
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    Was in a shop today getting bits and pieces and added some alcohol free beer into my basket. It was just after half past nine and was told that I couldn't buy alcohol. Pointed out that it was alcohol free and being under 0.05% ABV it doesn't fall into the category of a licensed product. Alcohol will form in orange juice if left out for a day or two. The cashier then asked a colleague, then got a supervisor who I had to go through the same thing again - it's under 0.05% ABV so doesn't fall into the category of a licensed product - for him to change his mind and say "it's company policy not to sell alcohol free products before 10am".

    I also bought some Pepsi at the same time and thought about asking why I was allowed to buy that but had kind of lost the will by that point.

    What gets on my wick about that is it's clearly not company policy as if he was as certain about it being company policy he wouldn't have wasted several minutes umming and ahhing about it - if it was a case of "I'm really unsure of the laws on that sort of product so I'm not comfortable selling it" I'd actually have understood as you can learn from that, and also if your staff aren't confident that it's right to sell a product, I'm fine with erring on the side of caution.

    To just go "It's company policy" when it blatantly isn't got right on my wick as it'll just wrongly happen again next time someone tries to do it.
    Funnily enough I was in a shop at 9am this morning and contemplated a couple of alcohol free beers but decided not to bother thinking that might happen since there was a small % of alcohol in them. I wasn't aware of the technicality of such low %s not counting though - looking into it and it's actually as much as 0.5% that is exempt from alcohol rules (separately, 0.05% is the threshold to call things "alcohol free").

    I'd have thought the real reason would have been simply that the till would be programmed to not accept them before 10am and there wasn't anything they could do about it (which I guess could be classed as "company policy"). They may have Kish been a bit sheepish about wanting to say that they agreed with you but everyone was being overruled by a computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernhibee View Post
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    Was in a shop today getting bits and pieces and added some alcohol free beer into my basket. It was just after half past nine and was told that I couldn't buy alcohol. Pointed out that it was alcohol free and being under 0.05% ABV it doesn't fall into the category of a licensed product. Alcohol will form in orange juice if left out for a day or two. The cashier then asked a colleague, then got a supervisor who I had to go through the same thing again - it's under 0.05% ABV so doesn't fall into the category of a licensed product - for him to change his mind and say "it's company policy not to sell alcohol free products before 10am".

    I also bought some Pepsi at the same time and thought about asking why I was allowed to buy that but had kind of lost the will by that point.

    What gets on my wick about that is it's clearly not company policy as if he was as certain about it being company policy he wouldn't have wasted several minutes umming and ahhing about it - if it was a case of "I'm really unsure of the laws on that sort of product so I'm not comfortable selling it" I'd actually have understood as you can learn from that, and also if your staff aren't confident that it's right to sell a product, I'm fine with erring on the side of caution.

    To just go "It's company policy" when it blatantly isn't got right on my wick as it'll just wrongly happen again next time someone tries to do it.
    Like Dan days above, it'll be the "computer said no" that trips up the sales assistant.
    Ironically, there will be products out there with alcohol in that they'll happily (and ignorantly) sell.
    Some decent vanilla extract, like Neilsen Massey, will be 35% alcohol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    Like Dan days above, it'll be the "computer said no" that trips up the sales assistant.
    Ironically, there will be products out there with alcohol in that they'll happily (and ignorantly) sell.
    Some decent vanilla extract, like Neilsen Massey, will be 35% alcohol!
    It would have gone through the till as they tried it but said no. As I say, if they said "I'm not comfortable selling it as I'm not sure of the ruling" - it's the "it's company policy" that was pet peeve worthy. As if I'm to believe that they're definite that it's 100% company policy when they've spent five minutes of everyones time completely unsure.
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    Middle aged men that follow Devi Sridhar on Twitter (public health advisor to Sturgeon).

    She could tweet "please drink a pint of your own urine" and you'd have a group of balding, overweight, sub standard looking men filling the replies with "Thanks for the clear and concise information!!!" which would be fine in itself if it wasn't a disguised "I'm a nice guy please read your DMs!!!" plea.

    I'm 31, thin, and have a full head of hair which excludes me from the above group
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    Great shout! I just looked her up and am now following!
    I've started following her too and I'm not on Twitter! 😯

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    Was in a shop today getting bits and pieces and added some alcohol free beer into my basket. It was just after half past nine and was told that I couldn't buy alcohol. Pointed out that it was alcohol free and being under 0.05% ABV it doesn't fall into the category of a licensed product. Alcohol will form in orange juice if left out for a day or two. The cashier then asked a colleague, then got a supervisor who I had to go through the same thing again - it's under 0.05% ABV so doesn't fall into the category of a licensed product - for him to change his mind and say "it's company policy not to sell alcohol free products before 10am".

    I also bought some Pepsi at the same time and thought about asking why I was allowed to buy that but had kind of lost the will by that point.

    What gets on my wick about that is it's clearly not company policy as if he was as certain about it being company policy he wouldn't have wasted several minutes umming and ahhing about it - if it was a case of "I'm really unsure of the laws on that sort of product so I'm not comfortable selling it" I'd actually have understood as you can learn from that, and also if your staff aren't confident that it's right to sell a product, I'm fine with erring on the side of caution.

    To just go "It's company policy" when it blatantly isn't got right on my wick as it'll just wrongly happen again next time someone tries to do it.
    This type of decision making is absolutely rife in the oil industry, and I'm sure many others.
    Doing something wrong because you're unsure is obviously the act of someone who doesn't know their job properly. In an industry riddled with incompetents promoted beyond their ability, just trying to cover their ass, it's annoying enough, but very often that wrong decision continues to be made and it becomes the norm. That boiled my piss.

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    It would have gone through the till as they tried it but said no. As I say, if they said "I'm not comfortable selling it as I'm not sure of the ruling" - it's the "it's company policy" that was pet peeve worthy. As if I'm to believe that they're definite that it's 100% company policy when they've spent five minutes of everyones time completely unsure.

    I think they're right though, even if they got to the decision the wrong way. I'm sure it's licenced products that can't be sold before 10am rather than alcoholic products.

    That's just my understanding, so happy to be corrected on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matty_f View Post
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    I think they're right though, even if they got to the decision the wrong way. I'm sure it's licenced products that can't be sold before 10am rather than alcoholic products.

    That's just my understanding, so happy to be corrected on it.
    Had a wee converation with a couple of friends who are both personal license holders - and they can't agree on it either. Can find more evidence to suggest that it's legal to sell it than not as it's beneath the threshhold to be a zero alcohol drink than an "alcohol free" drink which is a rule that dates back to 1993 I believe, I'm pretty sure that alcohol free is dodgy to sell before then but not zero alcohol.

    But it does seem to be creating a wee debate. Either way - I'm quite happy to be told "I'm not comfortable to sell that" but don't like the downright lie of "it's company policy" - which if it was there would be no finding out if it's fine to sell or not. The earlier leads to making an effort for the future to finding out if it's possible, the latter doesn't.


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