Random irritations of the day......

Imurg

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You will not be signing for it anyway at the moment. They will either sign for you or take a picture of you with the parcel. If you are not in they will either take it away or leave it somewhere and take a picture, to show it has been delivered. We get deliveries in from all of the carriers and I have not signed for anything for over 2 months now.

It is not normal as such, it is the new normal that is happening until the old normal returns o_O
I've had deliveries and not had to sign but not been asked to sign before delivery before.....
Good job I didnt..still hasn't come:LOL:
 

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Do people even dislike other people because of the colour of their skin anymore? I’d say Britain is very inclusive now, and I grew up in an old BNP and NF stronghold. It’s not what it was 20 years ago where I’d walk in a pub and whitelaw we’re playing and golliwogs hanging from the ceiling.
I just don’t see or hear racism anymore apart from what negativity the media spouts out.
As Morgan Freeman said racism exists because you keep talking about it.
*cringe*
 

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Propane gas Cylinder charges, non refundable , what's the point. So when you leave the gas supplier you're left with a cylinder,they'll take it back for free of course.
 

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The boy is out motorbike shopping :(...
Thought (hoped) he'd got that out of his system...
contact your local police force, TVP used to have an advanced rider scheme with police riders, just googled and look at https://bikesafe.co.uk/

IF your lad will listen, most bike coppers are bike nuts too, they like to go quick and have fun, its just a time and a place and the skill to do it safely. Hazard perception, vanishing points etc..

Done well, riding a motorbike can be pretty safe! You learn to anticipate the idiots!!
 

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I've had deliveries and not had to sign but not been asked to sign before delivery before.....
Good job I didnt..still hasn't come:LOL:
To be fair, that is an odd one. It does seem to be one that could be open to abuse.

Ups are one of the better ones but they still have issues. DHL tend to be the best. Most of their drivers are employees rather than contractors so they follow the rules more. If not they have more to lose.
 

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Do people even dislike other people because of the colour of their skin anymore? I’d say Britain is very inclusive now, and I grew up in an old BNP and NF stronghold. It’s not what it was 20 years ago where I’d walk in a pub and whitelaw we’re playing and golliwogs hanging from the ceiling.
I just don’t see or hear racism anymore apart from what negativity the media spouts out.
As Morgan Freeman said racism exists because you keep talking about it.
Perhaps where you live is all sweetness, but its not all media negativity. Racism is not getting better its getting worse. Im sorry but even Morgan Freeman has that wrong to merely not talk about it is to brush it under the carpet and allow oppression to continue..

And the number of racial hate crimes in England & Wales is growing year on year..

You must lead a sheltered life if you don't at least come across some of these in the news unless they're the stories you believe are purely media spouting negativity.

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Perhaps where you live is all sweetness, but its not all media negativity. Racism is not getting better its getting worse. Im sorry but even Morgan Freeman has that wrong to merely not talk about it is to brush it under the carpet and allow oppression to continue..

And the number of racial hate crimes in England & Wales is growing year on year..

You must lead a sheltered life if you don't at least come across some of these in the news unless they're the stories you believe are purely media spouting negativity.

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That is a disturbing list. I'm hoping that part of the reason for the increase in numbers year on year is that both the police are better at acknowledging and recording this type of crime and that people on the end of these crimes are more willing to come forward. The alternative option would be very sad indeed.
 

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That is a disturbing list. I'm hoping that part of the reason for the increase in numbers year on year is that both the police are better at acknowledging and recording this type of crime and that people on the end of these crimes are more willing to come forward. The alternative option would be very sad indeed.
Before I start, I am not saying there isn’t a problem in this country.
But, how are these figures gained? If a white person assaulted a BAME person, is it automatically registered as a hate/race crime? I don’t know the answer and think it would be interesting to know how it works. Also, if the assault was the other way round, would it count in the figures?
 

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Before I start, I am not saying there isn’t a problem in this country.
But, how are these figures gained? If a white person assaulted a BAME person, is it automatically registered as a hate/race crime? I don’t know the answer and think it would be interesting to know how it works. Also, if the assault was the other way round, would it count in the figures?
The below is taken direct from the .gov website those figures come from and can be toward any race or religion and those numbers are gained by the government directly from police forces. So if it was the other way round and say a black man assaults a white man based on skin colour that also is included as a race hate crime. So that makes is fair and representing of true figures.

"This provides information on the number of hate crimes from police recorded data in England and Wales from April 2018 to March 2019. The bulletin covers the extent and trends in hate crime for all forces, with additional analysis based upon more detailed data supplied by 26 police forces on the types of offences associated with hate crime.

Hate crime is defined as ‘any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic."
 

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The below is taken direct from the .gov website those figures come from and can be toward any race or religion and those numbers are gained by the government directly from police forces. So if it was the other way round and say a black man assaults a white man based on skin colour that also is included as a race hate crime. So that makes is fair and representing of true figures.

"This provides information on the number of hate crimes from police recorded data in England and Wales from April 2018 to March 2019. The bulletin covers the extent and trends in hate crime for all forces, with additional analysis based upon more detailed data supplied by 26 police forces on the types of offences associated with hate crime.

Hate crime is defined as ‘any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic."
Thanks for that, clears it up
 

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Hate crime is defined as ‘any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic."
I do not have any facts to back up my thoughts, and they are purely my instinct.
I imagine in today's society, where we are encouraged to report things like this and be treated sympathetically, the increase in figures doesn't necessarily show an increase in occurrences, more like an increase in registered reports.
 

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Trying to cancel my Sky package, I go through the steps and live chat doesn't appear to be an option any more so I have to call them. No problem, I go to the "call us" page and it says I "please don't call us as we are too busy dealing with vulnerable people and key workers"
Wtf!
 

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Trying to cancel my Sky package, I go through the steps and live chat doesn't appear to be an option any more so I have to call them. No problem, I go to the "call us" page and it says I "please don't call us as we are too busy dealing with vulnerable people and key workers"
Wtf!

i had this recently, I eventually got through on live chat (only available certain hours), they then sent me a text giving me a number to call to offer me a better deal. They then called me 4 times in 2 days as well.

Theyre selectively busy if at all!
 
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