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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 12 Nov 2020, 00:00 
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Oh dear, how annoying.

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2020, 22:38 
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Sorry to hear that, Victoria!


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PostPosted: 20 Nov 2020, 12:27 
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Some people :banghead: :banghead:

I drafted some legal documents for a charity I am involved in and sent them out for feedback. I made alterations, which everyone was happy with, and sent out the final version. Somebody, who gave me no feedback when I asked for it, has now raised about 20 objections. Half of them are things I already explained when I sent the documents out for comment. Of the rest about four are valid and one of them is a spelling mistake.

I may need some time to calm down before composing a reply.


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PostPosted: 20 Nov 2020, 15:53 
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Odd how some people can't seem to be able to read or to do what they are asked but then expect you to treat them seriously.

I'd be very tempted to tell them that the time for consultation is over but, of course, you can't.


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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 20 Nov 2020, 16:16 
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I think it's something about charities. It's amazing how many people write the trustees' reports for charity accounts, then, when sent the accounts with the trustees' reports included - just copied and pasted, no alterations made - complain about the reports which they themselves have written!

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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 20 Nov 2020, 17:20 
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Well I did have cause for complaint last year when my report from 2018 was reprinted in the AGM documentation... That was a different organisation though.

What really annoys me with the current situation is that the person raising the belated objections is the person who was going to do the paperwork but she backed out and left it to me. I can't help thinking that if she wanted it done a particular way she should have done it herself.

Edit to add: my co-author says that the email I was going to send in response isn't rude enough.


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PostPosted: 24 Nov 2020, 08:46 
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I like the sound of your co-author!


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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2020, 21:52 
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So far this week:

1. Someone has sent me a nasty message saying that they're "snoozing" me on Facebook as I have really upset them by saying it will be nice to see my family over Christmas, after being under local restrictions since the end of July. Apparently I am irresponsible and encouraging the spread of the virus.

2. Someone else has accused me of being disrespectful towards Native Americans, because I said that I thought Thanksgiving was a nice tradition as we should all be grateful for the harvest.

I'm paranoid about offending people at the best of times. It's getting to the point where I'm scared to speak (well, type) - and other people have said they feel they same :roll: .

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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2020, 22:07 
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Alison , it’s a crazy world we live in. So many people are missing friends and families an want to spend Christmas with them. In some cases, where people are very vulnerable, it would be irresponsible to see them but not to want to see them is a different matter.

I have spent the last two Thanksgivings in the USA one in Natchez in the South and one in Boston in the North. On both occasions, we were asked to say what we had been thankful for in the last year. That seems to me to be a way of crossing boundaries of ethnic origin, religion, etc.

It’s so easy to criticise but how many of these people come up with constructive criticism? They need to be challenged.


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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2020, 22:19 
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If I see something I don't like, I scroll past! I wouldn't dream of sending someone a nasty personal message. Thank goodness for the CBB :D !

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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2020, 20:01 
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I'm of the opinion that anyone who sends nasty messages is not a "friend" and should be removed from your "friends" list forwith!


This business of failing to engage in meaningful discussion and just abusing people because their opinions differ from yours and don't fit your version of "woke" does nothing to promote changes in society. Getting screamingly outraged about everything doesn't indicate any depth of knowledge about issues and simply tires people rather than engages them

The Thanksgiving issue is an example. The original Thanksgiving was only possible because of the co-operation of the First Nations. That they were later given cause to regret their humanity to the settlers doesn't invalid the original sharing nor the reasons for giving thanks. If someone sees Thanksgiving as some kind of celebration of "the American Way" rather than a harvest festival perhaps it is they that needs to be reconsidering their attitude.


(Urban Dictionary has a wonderful definition of "woke"- The act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue)


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PostPosted: 27 Nov 2020, 22:09 
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How very appropriate.

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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2020, 16:43 
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I know that there are Americans who don't celebrate because of those reasons, but I tend to think that people who aren't affected by the reasons don't get to tell other people that they can't enjoy the day. Surely you can have a nice dinner and reflect on your gratitudes without dismissing what people have gone through in the past?

People who haven't had the benefit of a truthful history curriculum in their educational system could always do with updating their knowledge, that's true. But that's no excuse for sending abusive messages to anyone for enjoying their day off or remarking on a tradition.


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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2020, 12:23 
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Victoria wrote:
(Urban Dictionary has a wonderful definition of "woke"- The act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue)
By the cringe, as Alan Garner would say, that really nails it for me. The word irritates me for being ungrammatical, though I can see why it's caught on, and the pity of it is that it often gets used abusively and to the detriment of the important issues involved, which is tragic. Surely we can do better than this?


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PostPosted: 02 Dec 2020, 19:40 
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Why cant garages ever keep you up to date.
Car went in on Tuesday, was due to get it back today, have chased it up once this afternoon, was promised a call with an update and nothing, hadn't realised how late it had got, so now will have to try and rearrange my plans for tomorrow and chase them up again first thing


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I have this every time mine goes in for an MOT!

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I find it easier to collect the car the next day instead of setting off late afternoon, catching 2 buses and driving home in the rush hour. The garage seem quite happy with this arrangement. But then I am retired and have the time to do this.


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Well chased them up first thing this morning, having fixed the problem I took it in for, they have another fault showing up :( so wont get it back till later today, so they say. Dread to think what its going to cost, also have to keep reminding them it takes me an hour to walk to the garage to collect it, as no direct bus link.


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PostPosted: 03 Dec 2020, 23:11 
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Back to winge about libraries, again!

During the latest lockdown, the local library systems returned to click-and-collect: that's fair enough.

Lockdown has ended and I expected the libraries to go back to limited browsing and other facilities. No such luck. The libraries are still in click-and-collect with no indication that anything else will be happening.


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PostPosted: 03 Dec 2020, 23:33 
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I suspect we're going to find a lot of things changing permanently to a computerised system. I was told by a checkout lady in Tesco earlier this week that some of the proper checkouts are being removed and being replaced by even more self service checkouts, which I hate. They're OK if you've only got a few things, but not when you're trying to put a full weekly shop into the "bagging area" without anything falling off. And that endless "Please wait for assistance" as the machine strops, and you have to wait for the unlucky staff member assigned to supervising the self service area to finish helping half a dozen other annoyed people who've just had the same message!

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