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#437964 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 19 December 2014 - 12:37 PM

Don't get me wrong I am certainly no expert... However I'd put money on it that that driver was doing a smidge over the speed limit....

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#437593 1600 Or 1800 Diesel

Posted by Ianb on 17 December 2014 - 10:00 PM

I did start looking at the 2.o litre after I read a few comments. but there wasn't many in my area within my price range.

Car is basically for work. Tried to keep the price as low as I could. Got the ST to play with :D

Now you're just being greedy :P

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#437548 Servicing Myself

Posted by Ianb on 17 December 2014 - 07:38 PM

I still can't get over the title of this thread!! XD :lol:

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#437327 All The Room In The World....

Posted by Ianb on 17 December 2014 - 01:13 AM

:lol: define 'beep'

....the horn of this is somewhere between a high pitched personal alarm and an old bicycle born...

Listen for that and you'll probably find a raging me on the end of it... I don't think I'd rage so much if not for the fact I'm terrified of getting a ding on a brand new car!!!

.... And that driving at 15mph in a 30 zone is; in my opinion, completely unreasonable!!!!

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#437324 All The Room In The World....

Posted by Ianb on 17 December 2014 - 12:54 AM

Give me back my meaty focus horn!!!!

How can you tell someone they drive like a complete tw@ when your horn sounds like Charles Hawtrey from the Carry on movies.....

F****** car!

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#436922 Writing Emails Whilst Very Enraged/sleepy..is It A Good Idea?

Posted by Ianb on 15 December 2014 - 01:35 PM

Haha, welll....


We're signed up to a few wholesalers and one in particular enjoys sending me text messages with info about offers... they're fairly irrelevant but you never know, so I let them continue...


Anyway, it was a Sunday morning at 4:47am!!! When my phone went off.... because of the nature of our business I'm fairly in tune with the sounds and I get woken quite easily by texts or phone calls (Alarms don't tend to do much though :lol: )


So anyway, I grumpily/drowsily looked at my phone thinking "oh great what now?" only to read that it was a notification about some offer that was lasting a week etc...


I'll admit I raged...I was knackered having less than 4 hours sleep the previous night, going to sleep late Saturday night and knowing what my Sunday was going to involve, I was less tolerable!


So customer services was on the receiving end of my wrath in the form of an email... I'll let you all in on it:


"Is their any reason why you clowns are texting me at 4.47am on a Sunday morning to tell me there is 1 week left on some offer you have??!?!? 


Good job there is a _____ across the road that I can go to when you halfwits take the p**s!"


Well naturally I felt complete after firing that off and I fell asleep again... thus forgetting about it completely... it was only this morning when I got an email back that I remembered the whole event... some poor bloke was on the receiving end of it and wrote back:


"Hi Ian,

Thank you for highlighting this and I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.

All our text messages are scheduled to go out at 4:30pm, but admin error resulted the messages going out at 4:30am. We have put a check in place that this doesn't happen again.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on __________.

Best regards"


I've got to say I do feel somewhat embarrassed by the rant, but I do blame fatigue. Anyone else have any stories of sleepy or drunken complaints that you feel a tad embarrassed by later on?

#436489 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Ianb on 13 December 2014 - 05:33 PM

They go to shops in the same outfit that they wear when treating patients,
Gotta wonder what they use the changing rooms for..
Then step other side of curtains to send or receive a text message on there personal mobile phone then back to operating...
Imagine that on instagram "delivering baby number nine today on overtime check me out yo!! "
No concern or respect all patients seem to be saw as objects or bowls of jelly,
Mobile phone and holy water are two huge carriers of cross contamination.

Most frightening thing is; there not even collecting public funding to improve the condition lol this seems to be deemed "standard"
Perhaps newly trained staff completely unaware of GMP standards that things should be better suppose i wouldn't know any different neither if i didn't manufacture pharmaceuticals past 12 years,


That's exactly it, same clothes, mobiles, etc...I suppose changing rooms are the best places to store their tobacco pouches or packets of cigarettes for when they get their breaks...

#436467 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Ianb on 13 December 2014 - 03:34 PM

Pretty outrageous Lenny! People have mentioned to me that when 'matron' ran the wards; although it was scary, she kept everyone in top top shape, everything was spotless!


Now you get some miserable looking sods rumbling down the aisles in some grubby looking outfit...

#436382 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Ianb on 13 December 2014 - 10:01 AM

Tadhg takes after his daddy

Poor kid :lol:

Sorry.. I can't resist.. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas! I'm sure the wee'un have you all worn out in no time :)

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#436266 1600 Or 1800 Diesel

Posted by Ianb on 12 December 2014 - 05:46 PM

1.6 tdci without dpf driver here... Well.. Currently a Nissan driver.. But 1.6 owner...

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#436247 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 12 December 2014 - 04:49 PM

Lol, I love this Nissan, but tbh I'd probably think I'd love any 'new car'. Love the gadgets and the info about Eco driving etc... Plus it's a bigger car than the focus so I'm actually quite attracted to that.. Would love to test drive the Kuga actually... :)

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#436215 All The Room In The World....

Posted by Ianb on 12 December 2014 - 02:48 PM

I've got to say.,.. I'm loving it... I don't know whether it's just the size, the gizmos and gadgets, or the new car smell... but whatever it is I dare say I might be sad to say goodbye to this hire car! :lol: ...


Of course, if I was to climb into a new mondeo, or a Ford Kuga I'd probably be in love with that too.. maybe I just like 'new' :lol:


Actually, to be fair, I should get paid to drive this... it's brand new, I'm merely warming it up for them! The second person to drive it will get the full scope as it'll be broken in by then :lol: (in the literal sense, not the physical sense!)

#436214 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 12 December 2014 - 02:46 PM

Bearing in mind the rush I was in that P could very easily have been a C!


Tbf, I'd have been asking for trouble parking next to a Corsa...


Right...best be off to my new home 'Nissanownersclub' :lol:

#436067 Really Annoyed!! Fed Up Of Fob Offs! (Insurance & Accident Re...

Posted by Ianb on 11 December 2014 - 10:07 PM

I've not been in this situation with car insurance etc, however I have been in a similar sort of situation with talktalk... Partner and I took over a business and changed phone providers, the previous owners hadn't paid up and cancelled their phone account.. we used it partially in September, I was sent a big bill (for August etc) I told them I wasn't going to pay it etc and that I will only pay for September usage and thats it... After getting that through someones head, he eventually said the only way forward was to set up a new account and transfer the September usage over - I said that was fine ONLY if it did not have any attachments, ties, contracts, 30 day notice periods etc as I had already signed up with another company, he assured me that was the case (to be fair he did his part).


Then in October I got a bill for line rental from Oct-Nov, I phoned them up and they said it must have been a mistake, then in November I got a bill for Oct-Nov line rental AND Nov-Dec line rental... bearing in mind I left them in September.. I went ape (a refined ape, but still ape)...


Anyway, after many verbal promises to investigate and answers ranging from "You'll just have to pay it (£300 this was!) and we'll reimburse you 'some' money" to "still a mistake" to "just the way our system works" I got so hacked off I phoned up free legal advice and they basically said ALWAYS get people to send email confirmations of points mentioned in telephone conversations, and if you don't and you have problems then demand that all future correspondence be either by email or letter form, this way YOU, ME, US have a copy of it... They always record their conversations, but I bet you don't.


So anyway, long story short, I can't help you other than to suggest you tell them that "you wish to have no further telephone conversations and that you wish all future correspondence be in email or letter form"... that way you can review what was sent, rather than have some slimy git on the phone tell you what you said... especially when you can't quite remember what that was...

#435835 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Ianb on 11 December 2014 - 09:12 AM

...surprised after the second effort you weren't marched outside and shot.. :lol: let alone be allowed to speak to let you say the third effort!

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