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The Woodsiders

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Near Horley in Surrey
Bit of a rant
« on: September 28, 2012, 10:12:45 pm »
Is it me becoming a miserable old g-t, worked hard today and thought I would take the afternoon off, so my OH and I went off to do the shopping early, walking through the precinct a young lady so busy texting whilst walking cannoned into me, no apology, next saw the bus queue held up while a mother was trying to get off with a baby in a pushchair noticed she still had her mobile glued to her ear talking to someone no thanks to her helpers, then to the supermarket, wating in line, lady in front making hand signals to the assistamt to get her lottery ticket, noticed her talking on the mobile did not say a word to the assistant and walked away still speaking, how bloody rude. Have manners gone out of the window? but then something to cheer me up, a young man in the DIY shop I went into overhead my OH and me wondering where something we wanted was, sorry to eavesdrop said he its over here and then took us there and advised us as to the best product to do what we wanted, a glimmer of sunshine in a miserable day. Rant over.
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Moleskins

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • England
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 10:45:32 pm »
No it's not just you, we got off the plane at Manchester, tired, after a long haul flight, we had a long drive home to look forward to. We had to stand behind a bloke who was so important he had to 'phone somebody and tell them he was at passport control.
Try getting on a train that breaks down, after about 10 mins. the 'phone calls start as one by one your fellow passengers ring various people to tell them the train has broken down!
Time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like a banana.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 11:19:51 pm »
Sat in the doctor's waiting room while a small child ran riot.  Every ten minutes or so, his mother stopped texting long enough to say, "Pack it in." before her finger was going again.  Surprise surprise, the child ignored her.

Ina

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 09:35:35 am »
I know why I hate the bl**dy things... I have one, for emergencies only. Very few people have my number, and they know to use it only in emergencies. Went off my head once when somebody texted me "I've just sent you an email". Argh!!!!! Well, dear, you know I'm at work and I can't do anything about it!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 10:22:00 am »
I hate mobile phones too.  Yes, they are great for emergencies but they are also turning us into a rude society.
Get some manners and talk to people face to face
Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

henchard

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Carmarthenshire
    • Two Retirees Start a New Life in Wales
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Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 08:18:07 pm »
addicted to computers and mobile ..before i started crofting i was a ht PC lap top repairer iv seen haw the criminal world use both as well as the addiction to lap tops mobile ,look at the telly casino bingo slots ets they've got a grip on society . I thort the PC mobile was a communication and the lap top some think to help you same as face book I'm out Saturday going to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,then in they come and rob the house .A nother big 1 cost 24 months contract .Spent from 1980 to 2008 making it smaller and naw 3 times bigger its called a pad .Its gone no were it has to be charged every day total crap the old days nokia 32 10 black screen lasts for 1 week phone tex etc cost £20 first class device ,scraped and had coloured screen battier drain ,i would get rid x box play station 3 slots casino porn and yes we could live with out them .   THE NEW THING FOR SMALL HOLDERS 1 usb dongle into the hdmi slot in the telli plug in mouse and its a fulley pc on youre telli no virus no lap top or pc just this cost £40                                          please take a look            http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/484889112/the-pocket-tv-makes-any-tv-a-smart-tv

I genuinely haven't got a clue what you are talking about.

Goldcraig

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • North Ayrshire
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 09:58:02 am »
My daughter actually sent me a text to ask me to get her Mum to phone her......we were in the same house  :roflanim:   :roflanim:  Funny now right enough...
 
Also, I was in a supermarket packing my shopping into bags, and while the assistant was waiting for me to finish packing, she started to read my newspaper that I had just paid for !!!!...I asked her if there was anything interesting in it and she tutted and folded it up and threw it down...quality...
Trust me.....I'm a Chef !!

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 11:08:36 am »
VF, I understood perfectly what you meant and agree with you. It's the old story of use versus abuse :)

JFDI

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Hertfordshire
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 04:14:39 pm »
Driving through a narrow lane just now I pulled in to allow a big new Disco through.  The driver gave me a big smile and a wave - while her other hand held the mobile phone she was talking into :o

feldar

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 07:13:15 pm »
I've banned them from the table, i go absolutely bonkers at the kids if they answer their mobiles at the table whilst we are eating. they've learnt to leave them in their bags or coats until the meal is over, and they're all grown up too, so i don't think there is any excuse.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 09:42:53 pm »
Driving through a narrow lane just now I pulled in to allow a big new Disco through.  The driver gave me a big smile and a wave - while her other hand held the mobile phone she was talking into :o

Nooooo!  How long will her big new Disco look new?

anderso

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • brokenbrough
Re: Bit of a rant
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 02:40:15 am »
used to be a 2 phone and pager person for work - now my mobile is there for emergances when I am in the car use a radio for when around the field and garden.
 
 
 
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