Random irritations of the day......

murphthemog

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1 hour 39 minutes to my flat today. A new record. Might have shaved another minute off it if it wasn't for the ambulance stopping in front of me. 😉
 

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Played tennis earlier. I used to be good at tennis, as a kid. Then as an adult as I played less I lost it a bit, but still pretty decent. Now though, it's pretty much all gone. I was absolutely abysmal. Infuriating the sheer number of seemingly simple shots that I put well, well out of the court. I lost the first five games against my mate who also hadn't played for ages and wasn't much better than me. Eventually I gave up trying to hit it properly and just started patting it back up the middle of the court as that was literally all I could do. Felt embarrassed! The only silver lining was that my first serve came back somehow, and I managed to hit 6 or 7 aces past him. Second serve was woeful though, despite taking all the pace off them I was still ballooning them out for double faults left right and centre. As I say, my mate was in a similar boat and just hitting lobs back eventually, so the worst game of tennis I've ever played ended 3-6 6-2 and we called it a draw and buggered off home. Shocking. Might be the last time I ever play tennis.
 
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The road by our station has 2 lanes and a cycle lane. It has been thus for as long as I can remember; certainly since the start of lockdown. Tonight as I came home there is a lorry full of cones is coning out one lane to provide social distancing. WTF; if this was a good idea, why wasn't it done weeks ago, and not when lockdown is being relaxed?

Meanwhile, just off the next major junction on the same road, the queue for the drive through McDonalds continues to double bank round a parking bay forcing non-McDonalds traffic towards the oncoming traffic, stopping on the approach to & even on a zebra crossing making it dangerous for pedestrians and tailing back to the traffic light junction making that unsafe & nothing is done.
 

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My Mrs once sent a card to her great grandson, she had to explain that what she meant was, her grandson was 'great'. :unsure:
I had a similar experience a couple of years ago when my 60 year old nephew introduced me to his 7 year old grandson for the first time.
Stating " this is your great great uncle Billy ", grandson replied " hows he great " ?.
Took the smile from my face :cry::ROFLMAO:
 

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Our car deciding that today would be a good day to die. Always good for these things to happen when nearly all the car showrooms are closed, meaning that finding a new one will be difficult.
Got the not unexpected phone call from the garage today to say that the car was terminal and there's no point in fixing it. Fortunately Mrs Colch is good friends with the owner's wife so they've taken the car for parts/scrap which means that our bill for recovery and diagnostics is covered. Now just got to decide whether to spend £1k on a dirty run around that will get us through the next 6 months or to splash out on a more expensive car that will last us a few years.
 

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Cars are hideously expensive today, and on top of that I hate them.
I hate the cheap unibody construction that will never be as good as a full frame was.

I hate the tall headrests that don't let me wear my fedoras.

I like the built in GPS, the satellite radio, and the backup camera, but they've got to get get something right.
 

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Just need to note when doing an international comparisons that several EU countries have/includes data that lags behind the UK by several weeks.
Absolutely true. Countries are at different stages of the pandemic also. However these issues were roundly ignored by some when it was beneficial. Strangely enough, they’re not posting the graph anymore. Can’t think why!
 

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The road by our station has 2 lanes and a cycle lane. It has been thus for as long as I can remember; certainly since the start of lockdown. Tonight as I came home there is a lorry full of cones is coning out one lane to provide social distancing. WTF; if this was a good idea, why wasn't it done weeks ago, and not when lockdown is being relaxed?

Meanwhile, just off the next major junction on the same road, the queue for the drive through McDonalds continues to double bank round a parking bay forcing non-McDonalds traffic towards the oncoming traffic, stopping on the approach to & even on a zebra crossing making it dangerous for pedestrians and tailing back to the traffic light junction making that unsafe & nothing is done.
So, despite the possibility of dying from obesity from the after effects of eating McDonald's food it is inherently safer to stop for a Big Mac than the shorter term possibility of dying from a road traffic accident ? 😖
 

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Played tennis earlier. I used to be good at tennis, as a kid. Then as an adult as I played less I lost it a bit, but still pretty decent. Now though, it's pretty much all gone. I was absolutely abysmal. Infuriating the sheer number of seemingly simple shots that I put well, well out of the court. I lost the first five games against my mate who also hadn't played for ages and wasn't much better than me. Eventually I gave up trying to hit it properly and just started patting it back up the middle of the court as that was literally all I could do. Felt embarrassed! The only silver lining was that my first serve came back somehow, and I managed to hit 6 or 7 aces past him. Second serve was woeful though, despite taking all the pace off them I was still ballooning them out for double faults left right and centre. As I say, my mate was in a similar boat and just hitting lobs back eventually, so the worst game of tennis I've ever played ended 3-6 6-2 and we called it a draw and buggered off home. Shocking. Might be the last time I ever play tennis.
Play as long as you can run! Never give up a sport because of some bad form.
When you get old , you'd give a lot just to be able to get out there and physically do it, even if not as well as you used to .
In my case, what I'd give to play squash again.
 

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Facebook 10 day challenges, my newsfeed is littered with the dross in all its different guises. Fortunately I've avoided any of the nominations thanks to being so anti social :ROFLMAO:

My other irritation is that I seem to have something everyday at the moment that irritates me , I think I'm turning into my dad :eek:
 
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murphthemog

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Getting up a 6.50 this morning to book a tee time for next Saturday, only to discover the club have locked BRS pending a decision on 4 balls. I now have no idea when I will be able to book, or with who. I had a two ball, I don't have a 4 ball, I don't know when it will go live, and I have a pissed off Mrs who got woken up early this morning for nothing.
 

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Getting up a 6.50 this morning to book a tee time for next Saturday, only to discover the club have locked BRS pending a decision on 4 balls. I now have no idea when I will be able to book, or with who. I had a two ball, I don't have a 4 ball, I don't know when it will go live, and I have a pissed off Mrs who got woken up early this morning for nothing.
I was online at 7.00 but couldn't book into any slot as it said someone was booking in and when I kept refreshing the time was still there unused. Ended up calling and getting the GM to book me in for midday on Sunday. Bad enough trying to get slots without the system not letting you. Should be interesting to see how quickly the Monday 4 ball slots tomorrow when released
 

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Not an irritation per se but more of a WTF moment.. Wife just ordering some hay-fever wipes. No idea if they're any good but anything that helps her, but either someone has got the world's most expensive courier or they got it wrong on delivery charges.. Think we'll take the standard free delivery 😂
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