Things you want to say but can't

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18/04/2013 at 16:09
Wilkie wrote (see)
Muttley wrote (see)

I am so tired of these soshul meeja campaigns trying to get people to make a spurious "look at me, I'm in with the in-crowd" gesture in "solidarity" with something or other. Usually dreamt up as a clever wheeze on Facebook or Twatter over a double espresso by a bunch of "creatives" in skinny jeans, sleeveless pullovers and oversized fake NHS glasses. And usually urged on us by someone who's not been on the forum before. A minute of so of contemplation and reflection is quite enough and more appropriate.

My thoughts too, Muttley.

I'm worried that i'm becoming to trendy... Somoene at work suggested I buy a pair of those oversized NHS Glasses... Save me from hell!!

 

18/04/2013 at 16:16
Guarddog wrote (see)

Dear PPI call centre person - I have already explained I'm not interested and have asked repeatedly to be taken off of whatever list you have me on. I feel it necessary to warn you and your work colleagues that I'm currently looking at air horns on Amazon should you decide to call again

I've never understood why some people can't just hang up on these cold callers.  After all, we may not like them very much but they are just people trying to make enough to live on.  Offering to blow an air horn/whistle/personal alarm down the phone at them (which could result in permanent hearing damage, btw, and there is documentary evidence of it happening) just seems a bit petulant.  You have control of the call - hang up.

18/04/2013 at 16:21

Or get caller display and don't even pick up. That's what we do.

gingerfurball    pirate
18/04/2013 at 16:29

I just hang up - if they think it's rude then their problem...it was rude of them to phone me in the first place.

18/04/2013 at 16:32

i try the "just wait till I find the details..." routine and go off and watch tv or something leaving them on the other end of the line.

18/04/2013 at 16:49

Dear daughter.,

You are now nearly 12 months old.  You can SEE that I'm making you a bottle. You must recognise this, so just STOP bloody crying.

Love Daddy

18/04/2013 at 22:12

A certain voluntary activity I take part in, which I don't like doing and which gives me a lot of stress, and which will become virtually impossible for me to do from about September, so I have given my notice... by that time I will have been doing it for nearly 2 years.  and now the "chairman" if you like is sounding off about me, not quite sure what he is saying, but what in fact have I done wrong?  I have "done my bit" I have tried my best, I have put loads in, would he rather I had never volunteered in the first place?

18/04/2013 at 22:28

Oh I know that one Mad4morris.

I was very activly involved in a charity a number of years ago.  In fact I was the only one with any organisational and business skills.  The rest of the committee were keen volunteers but they didn't understand the importance of accounts and legal responsibilities.  I was also the only one who had a job at the time.

I handed in my notice due to ill health and was publically slated because of my lack of committment to the charity as I never once helped out during the week.  They seemed to forget about the three evenings I dedicated each week and most Saturday afternoons

19/04/2013 at 08:13
Crazy Diamond wrote (see)
Guarddog wrote (see)

Dear PPI call centre person - I have already explained I'm not interested and have asked repeatedly to be taken off of whatever list you have me on. I feel it necessary to warn you and your work colleagues that I'm currently looking at air horns on Amazon should you decide to call again

I've never understood why some people can't just hang up on these cold callers.  After all, we may not like them very much but they are just people trying to make enough to live on.  Offering to blow an air horn/whistle/personal alarm down the phone at them (which could result in permanent hearing damage, btw, and there is documentary evidence of it happening) just seems a bit petulant.  You have control of the call - hang up.

Well this is 'Things you want to say but can't' 

You're right hanging up is within my control and it's more the frustration than any intention to shatter someones ear drums. And that's more frustration that I'm too polite to just hang up. And the phone has caller display but it doesn't tell me who it is and I don't recognise the number. I often get called by agencies with the potential for other jobs so I wouldn't want to miss those. However I do now block the PPI numbers.

The ones that really really do get to me now are when it's a recorded message. Can I blow an air horn down at them? Can I? Can I?

19/04/2013 at 08:41
I haven't had a real person on a PPI call for ages. Always a recorded message. I've usually hung up within a second.
gingerfurball    pirate
19/04/2013 at 09:27

My daughter used to work in a call centre so is really nice to the ones who call - cuts them off short but is still nice.

19/04/2013 at 12:17

The recorded messages I do hang up on straight away, but real people have been sneaking in lately as well. Their numbers are now blocked, but they seem to propogate.

I wouldn't mind so much but they're the only calls I seem to get these days

19/04/2013 at 13:46

(In a foreign accent) "Am I speaking to Miss Rachel X?"

"No"

"Ah well as you know, we're dealing with your PPI....."

"Did you listen to what I said?"

"Am I speaking to Miss Rachel X?"

"No"

"Can I speak to Miss Rachel X?"

"No"

click........

19/04/2013 at 14:06

I recently had one that went:

"Hello, can I speak to X?"

"No, they don't live here any more."

"Oh, how long ago did they move?"

"About thirteen years ago."

19/04/2013 at 20:22
Man next door. Know you're single handedly doing up your house but is it REALLY necessary to sand or spray or what ever you're doing at 8pm on a Friday night?

SHUT THE FUCK UP!
19/04/2013 at 20:27

I know to expect nothing from most of them but I thought you were different.  I should have guessed that in the end you would be as bad as the rest.

Don't worry, I'll get out of your hair as quickly as I can but I hope you realise that means that you won't get the benefits either

20/04/2013 at 08:00

Dear Gillian,

I hope you won't' mind me texting Sky News but it neded pointing out to you that the VLM is not "primarily a fun run" and therefore "not as important as Boston".

20/04/2013 at 08:54

Erm, I know that it was a terrible tragedy and people lost their lives. And that the video footage, the manhunt and the shootouts all make for great journalistic fun and all that. But is wall-to-wall coverage really necessary given that it is Boston Massachusetts, not Boston Lincolnshire? I mean, I would quite like to know what else is going on in the world. And in this country, if possible.

21/04/2013 at 18:23

Dear marathon bomber: so, your brother is dead, you may never speak again and you're probably going to jail for the rest of your life.

Was it worth it?

22/04/2013 at 08:19

freelancers/journalists - enough of the self indulgent 'coping with a sick/ill/disabled child' articles. It must be a struggle having to finish that piece 'on a laptop at the clinic' and it must be a hardship that your partner had to do that presentation from the home study on skype rather than go into the office.
FYI there are a large number of parents who cope without work being transferrable, y'know the teachers, medical staff, factory workers, shop workers, bank employees ....need me to go on?

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