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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Nonny Mouse » Fri Sep 08, 2017 02:38 am

I'm so sorry, Alan. :cry:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Alan » Fri Sep 08, 2017 04:56 pm

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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Basement » Tue Sep 19, 2017 08:56 am

*bangs head against a brick wall*

I've had 4 cast members drop out of The Truth and have had to shuffle parts around, even with the arrival of two new people. I nearly had a 5th drop out yesterday due to having his flight home from holiday changed and not being home in time for the first performance. Thankfully he go that sorted.

Then I get in to work this morning to realise that I've left my work pass at home and I've had an email from an annoying man who has got a tax charge on his pension contributions and is demanding to know why it hasn't been paid by us (this is an option that he asked for) on time. Well mate, as I told you in an email last week, you only told me how much it was last week so how the hell was I supposed to have paid it in July? You knew that you had to tell me how much it was, we went through the same process last week.

Stress levels are currently through the roof, and I don't react physically very well to stress. :evil: :evil:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Sandra » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:06 pm

Some people are just so weird... Now since that is being said here....

On my way home I was followed back to my car, I didn't recognise the woman who took a photo of me getting into my car (therefore getting my reg number), so I asked why.

Over 6 months ago I was planning to buy new blinds - I tried a local trader and decided against it later because of her really unprofessional attitude (failing to call me to say no fabric, getting upset and aggressive when I pointed out trying to use her business with random closures was difficult), I told Adrian and he negatively reviewed her business.

Now she is planning to negatively review me - difficult as I don't really have an online presence, but she has gone to the effort of chasing down Adrian's reviews (she told me about his negative reviews of a train station with unreliable lifts) and to chase me down the street to photograph me.

I was so thrown by her reaction I reported this to the police (No I do not expect anything to be done I want a baseline report to refer to if she gets worse), at this point I think the data protection act might be the best route to control her reactions, though waiting for the new version coming in next year (limiting what businesses can do with your data) will be better. I don't think she has realised I class as her customer and getting aggressive at me for someone else's behaviour is irrational, pity she has my phone number .

Now to wait and see if she is as nuts as she came across as...
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby phalarope » Wed Sep 20, 2017 03:13 pm

That is just creepy, Sandra. Sounds like her business doesn't keep her busy enough to stay out of trouble, which is a further reflection on the quality of her business. I hope she doesn't start with harassing phone calls. Can you block her at all?
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Sandra » Thu Sep 21, 2017 07:45 pm

There are few things I can do - but until she does something illegal rather than creepy I have to wait.

I'm happy to wait, I feel sorry for those women with the same name as me who do use things like facebook - they're going to be the ones she targets first. Another reason I reported it, if she does go after someone else my name would come up on police records searches.
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby chrisboote » Wed Sep 27, 2017 04:03 pm

Can't go to the Tim Peake talk at the Barbican on the 24th :(
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Darren » Sun Oct 01, 2017 09:33 am

Well someone wants to write all of our essays for us...

Just had to bin 116 spam threads from 2 new users generously offering the service to all of you lovely literate people :twisted:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby chrisboote » Sun Oct 01, 2017 09:25 pm

Darren wrote:Well someone wants to write all of our essays for us...

Just had to bin 116 spam threads from 2 new users generously offering the service to all of you lovely literate people :twisted:


Maybe you should get them to write the "Sod off spammer" notices?
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby I.B.Igor » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:05 am

Had to take Dinky our cat to the vets today, last week found blood spots in the bottom of the bath, thought she might have had something caught in her teeth/mouth, tried to look but she clamped her jaws shut and gave me a kitty glare.
Been very affectionate since, and a lot more vocal than usual ( Martyn's nickname for her is Moaning Myrtle ) couldent see any wounds on her, and she is eating and drinking fine, so thought nothing of it.
Today as I got downstairs Dinky was having a moan, I asked if Martyn had let her out, he said No, as she had used her litter tray, I pointed out she prefers to go outside if she can, so let her out, had breakfast, and while waiting to go to work, in comes Dinky, she eyes up her litter tray, walks to the opposite corner of the livingroom, and squats down to pee, she has never had an accident EVER since we had her, from eight weeks she has always used a litter tray, I dash over to the corner , and there is blood in her unrine. :(
I mop it up with kitchen towels, and shove it in a sandwich bag to show the vet, and let Dinky out. Then do a frantic internet search, book her in with a vet, get the out of hours service as its only half past seven, find the cat carrier in the garden, covered in leaves, dust , spiders and grot, scrub it out, and leave it to dry, go to work, come home, put something snuggly in the bottom of the cat carrier and order a taxi. Shame I had no cat in the box when he arrived. Cancel taxi, call in cat, get cat in box, call another taxi, and get to vets three minutes to spare for the appointment.
Vet aged around twelve, and looks like he slept in a haystack, very nice to Dinky, and explains the damp paw prints are due to Dinky sweating due to stress through her paws. Her problem is cystitis she is now on antibiotics and a pain killer.
Luckily for her she is passing urine, no matter how painful, and her bladder is small, and not over full. Got a taxi home, and crushed her first meds into some shredded chicken, she ate it quickly, keeping her in until after lunch as she needs some pain meds, I am adding it to some smashed up pilchards, after lunch I will let her out again. Phew! I think I am due another coffee. :meow:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Nonny Mouse » Wed Oct 11, 2017 05:25 am

DEAR DORKWAD WHO DECIDES IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO ESCALATE 3 LEVELS UP IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY ANSWER

I have a very, very long memory. :evil:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Nonny Mouse » Tue Oct 17, 2017 04:21 am

On a lighter note, my husband is watching Apocalypse Now with my son and I"ve been grudgingly in the room. He's wanted me to watch this for a long time, and it's quite beyond me why. We're about halfway through and I don't care about any of the characters, it's boring because it's about war and insane assholes and I don't care how it ends, only the sooner the better. I know this is supposed to be some kind of classic, but I really, really don't get it. I'm hoping the aforementionred Apocalypse will comes and end my misery. I'd rather be watching Lone Ranger again and I an not kidding. :roll:
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