Now hold on
This is just ripped off from the crystalline entity episodes in star trek:tng innit? Bleedin trekkie physicists are just 'avin a larf ain't they? Of course they're nothing wrong with trekkies *backs up slowly and reaches for coat*.
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That was moaning about the phone mast, very well worked out seeing as it's my screen name, what a mental giant you must be.
We can all produce stats saying how great plusnet are, for example they get great reviews on uswitch, it still doesn't alter my experiences with them and that in my opinion they're shit. By all means stay with them if you want, sing their praises, worship them, do as you will, however I have had problems with them and I think they're cr@p. Isn't it amazing that people like you can't assimilate the concept that other people might have had a different experience to yourself, it must infuriating for you every year when people in your office come back off holiday and you all compare notes.
I've just told Plusnet where to stick it as I'm sick of them, 30 minutes on hold before even getting to the call centre isn't customer service by anyone's definition. They proudly boast "all UK call centres", tell you what I'll have an Indian one if it means I can get something done in 2 minutes as opposed to an hour using your pice of cr@p system.
I'm now using Tiscali unlimited getting 3 times the speed, @ £2 less a month and my line rental included.
"You could lose a slice of the price of your house when someone builds a factory next to it, or your house ends up downwind of a turkey farm, or new road is built or an airport extended just far enough away that you don't get compensation."
I'm not debating that. The difference is that current government legislation means that you can only object if the mast is in your primary view (they're not an eyesore if they're round the side or out the back apparently). The case with a factory, turkey farm, etc, is that you have the right to object as they require planning permission, mobile masts under 15m don't need planning permission.
Yep, objected to it, got up a petition, was invited to a council meeting to put our pov across, they ignored it, I've never seen 30 pensioners form a lynchmob before but the guy from T-mobile couldn't get out of there into his beemer quick enough. I can't sue them, I'd have to sue the council for letting them put the mast up, ther'e only been 1 case of that sort ever brought against a local authority and quelle suprise it was thrown out by the judge. So, as a last resort I may contemplate the "unofficial" route of removing it via the dark of night.
So how about T-Mobile sticking a 15 metre mobile mast at the bottom of my 80ft garden then? Try selling your house with one of those stuck there!
You can't oppose them unless they're in your primary view and you get no compensation for it reducing your house price by £30k either, all in all it's improved my life enormously.
We do treat the Americans the same way, have you not seen that there's an hour and a half long queue for the yanks to come through at Heathrow? Admittedly we could make them queue carrying heavy weights, sit them in very uncomfortable chairs or something but the old adage "no sense no feeling" will kick in at that point.
I say we put our foot down, Orange are owned by France Telecom and we all know how touchy the frogs get about "Le Franglais". Stop this Frorange gibberish now (in fact stop using the over priced, under staffed, no signalled garlic munchers completely, if the ask why then cite their surrender in WWII as a good enough reason).
It's another Daily Mail reader writing his little Register Blog: "why the hell should I put a jumper on? It's middle of winter and if I want to sit on my sofa burning off fossil fuels at a rate of knots because I'm too lazy to put a jumper on then I bloody well will! Sod everyone else!!!". You've got to feel pity for them really, too ignorant to scratch their own arses.
Is there a correlation between yelling Jobs' name and the mental illness? Had his Safari browser crashed one too many times trying to run Java applets and caused him to snap? Is there a direct correlation between mental illness and owners of Apple products? Inquiring minds must know.
Firstly, that's quite poor English for a journo.
Secondly, imagine how bad it would have been if you hadn't waved the "but I'm a journalist" flag in their face, they'd have ignored you, so you're not that badly done by.
Thirdly, a word of advice for anyone in this sort of situation, if they don't resolve to your satisfaction within what you deem a considerable timescale then go here: www.companieshouse.gov.uk, it costs a couple of quid to get the home addresses of the board of directors and they really hate being send stroppy letters about how poor their company is at their home address. You'd be suprised how quickly excrement can flow downwards and how quickly things get resolved.
My home ADSL's been down since yesterday, I've tried phoning plusnet but gave up after 15 minutes of being on hold, I've reported it through their on-line support rubbish and haven't heard a thing back from them, just as well I'm not on a 12 month contract as they can stick it as far as I'm concerned.
Presumably this guy had some sort of airline ID in order to have got on the plane in the way that he did, which presumably was checked by the stewardesses. Could they not feasibly have radioed in a check on the guy quoting his ID and a description or would that have been in the realms of fantasy? Again, it's down to him looking slightly Middle Eastern, I have quite a few friends that look Middle Eastern and you know what? Not one of them is a suicide bomber (I know it's a shocking fact), and my mum's Irish and she's never supported the IRA, isn't it a terrible state of affairs when people don't fit to their stereotpes?
" Are you the Cornwall National Liberation Army?"
"F*** off, we're the National Liberation Army of Cornwall!"
Let's get this straight, they want outsiders "orf moi larnd" and presumably are worried about the contamination of their very limited gene pool. Could we not just feasibly move them all to the Isle of Man?
Doctors in this country tend to view skin cancer as something very serious whereas in Oz where people get it all the time it's considered routine. From speaking to my antipodean mates (1 in particular who had a recurring skin cancer) it would appear that UK doctors are pretty ignorant of treatment compared to the Ozzies, we should get some sort of oncology exchange program going.
Sounds like Bill Hicks talking about Iraq War 1:
"Farming equipment which they converted into military equipment, okay, you got me I’m curious, exactly what kind of farming equipment is this?“
"Oh okay, well it’s stuff for the farmers of Iraq.”
"Yeah? What? “
"Ooh okay, er well ooh one of the things we gave them was for the little farmer, a new thing we came up with called er the er, flame-throwing rake. Noooo, it was for the farmer, see. He would rake the leaves and then just turn around Boooo. But you know what the Iraqis did with that?”
"There’s no trees in Iraq, what are you sending them rakes for, you asshole?"
“We could have done our research better perhaps yes.”
I'll try not to swear but Catherine Tate should be banned from ever appearing on TV, she can't act, her show's dross of the highest order and quite frankly she's as funny as stepping dogshit. That's it, no more Who for me until that talentless cackling wench is off the box.
Couldn't they just send Russell T Davies packing? That last episode on Saturday was diabolical (apart from the face of Bo). Davies seems to write 2/3 parters that press all the right buttons and then to absolute drivel with the ending neither being good or making sense (time cannot unmake itself and if it did no one would remember).
Also stop ripping off other films:
Catching a flying sphere thingy = Back to the future, Emmett Brown plugging the lightning thing in.
Disposing of the Masters body = Blatantly stolen from Darth Vaders funeral in ROTJ.
As for that awful ring ending, ripping off Flash Gordon means that you're really stumped for ideas and need to give up writing for good.
I've just told Orange where to stick their contract on an upgrade. They don't offer anything decent on 12 month contracts any more, I'd have to sign up to a new 12 month contract with them and suprise suprise, the phone I want is only avaiable for upgrade (limited amounts with priority given to existing customers apparently). So after 12 years as a customer I've finally left and am moving over to Vodafone and good riddance to be honest.
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