Things that irritate me

It might be that the alcohol/drinks element of Spoons cross subsidises the food, cheap food being the hook to get the punters in the door. Do not the SA also offer an opportunity to shower and a medical check up, not usually. available at Spoons.
And they probably have both a greater annual throughput of service consumers and get better deals on their food costs - plus they've already got the facilities and staff to do the catering. Maybe the SA should use Spoons as their meal providers!
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
Just looking for a Christmas gift for my great nephew. Imagine my reaction to find the ideal present, a wooden puzzle showing the solar system, in a section described by the seller as 'gifts for boys'! FFS!

Looking in the 'gifts for girls ' section, I see much pink, and puzzles featuring unicorns, rainbows and branded dolls.

FFS x 2@#$%#!@#$#@
 
Just looking for a Christmas gift for my great nephew. Imagine my reaction to find the ideal present, a wooden puzzle showing the solar system, in a section described by the seller as 'gifts for boys'! FFS!

Looking in the 'gifts for girls ' section, I see much pink, and puzzles featuring unicorns, rainbows and branded dolls.

FFS x 2@#$%#!@#$#@
Sluggy would have loved the girls section
 

Endoscope

Old-Salt
Just looking for a Christmas gift for my great nephew. Imagine my reaction to find the ideal present, a wooden puzzle showing the solar system, in a section described by the seller as 'gifts for boys'! FFS!

Looking in the 'gifts for girls ' section, I see much pink, and puzzles featuring unicorns, rainbows and branded dolls.

FFS x 2@#$%#!@#$#@
The natural order is restored;-)
 
Just looking for a Christmas gift for my great nephew. Imagine my reaction to find the ideal present, a wooden puzzle showing the solar system, in a section described by the seller as 'gifts for boys'! FFS!

Looking in the 'gifts for girls ' section, I see much pink, and puzzles featuring unicorns, rainbows and branded dolls.

FFS x 2@#$%#!@#$#@
You should complain on social media.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
Just looking for a Christmas gift for my great nephew. Imagine my reaction to find the ideal present, a wooden puzzle showing the solar system, in a section described by the seller as 'gifts for boys'! FFS!

Looking in the 'gifts for girls ' section, I see much pink, and puzzles featuring unicorns, rainbows and branded dolls.

FFS x 2@#$%#!@#$#@
Ah, how things have changed since my ex and I studied astrophysics 40 years ago ...
 
Couple of stars went out committed suicide waiting for you to STFU, I shouldn't wonder.
Here's a list of a few up until 2010.

Code:
LW    Ser NA  N1978 03 05       17 51.9     -14 44           8.3   21   I3186   Honda                                               
V4049 Sgr N   N1978 03 08       18 20.7     -27 57          12     21   I3411   Stenholm, Lundstrom                                 
V3876 Sgr M   N1978 04 07       18 33.2     -20 06          11.6   14.2 I3209   Honda                                               
V1668 Cyg NA  N1978 09 10       21 42.6     +44 02           6.7   20.0 I3263   Morrison, Collins                                   
PU    Vul ZANDN1979 04 05       20 21.2     +21 35           9.0   16   I3344   Kuwano, Honda                                       
V822  Cen XND  1979 05 19 X-4   14 58.3     -31 40          12.8   19   I3362   Canizares, McClintock                               
SS    LMi UG: N1980 04          10 34.1     +31 08          15.9  (21   V1972   Alksnis, Zacs                                       
V4065 Sgr N?  N1980 10 28       18 19.6     -24 44           9.0  (18   I3533   Honda                                               
V1760 Cyg M   N1980 11 29       21 43.0     +31 28          11.8  (15   I3546   Honda                                               
      Sct N?  N1981 01 18 not   18 46.9     -04 57           8    (22   I3566   Branchett                                           
V693  CrA NA  N1981 04 02       18 42.0     -37 31           7.0   23   I3590   Honda                                               
V1370 Aql N   N1982 01 27       19 23.3     +02 30           6     19.5 I3661   Honda                                               
V4077 Sgr NB  N1982 10 04       18 34.6     -26 26           8.0   22   I3733   Honda                                               
GQ    Mus NA  N1983 01 18       11 52.1     -67 13           7.2   22   I3764   Liller                                             
V4121 Sgr N   N1983 02 13       18 07.9     -28 50           9.5   21   I4119   Wakuda                                             
MU    Ser NA  N1983 02 22       17 55.8     -14 01           7.7  (21   I3777   Wakuda                                             
GW    Lib N:  N1983 08 10       15 20.0     -25 01           9     18.5 I3854   Gonzalez                                           
UW    Tri N:  N1983 09 11       02 45.2     +33 32          15    (21   I3869   Kurochkin                                           
V341  Nor N?  N1983 09 19       16 13.7     -53 20           9.4  (17   I3869   Liller                                             
PW    Vul NA  11984 07 27       19 26.1     +27 22           6.4   17   I3963   Wakuda                                             
V4092 Sgr N:  N1984 09 25       17 53.7     -29 03          10.5        I3995   Liller                                             
V1378 Aql N   N1984 12 02       19 16.6     +03 43          10     21   I4020   Honda                                               
QU    Vul NA  21984 12 18       20 26.8     +27 51           5.6   19   I4023   Collins                                             
V344  Nor M:   1985 01 26       15 40.5     -51 13          10.5  (16.0 I4030   Liller                                             
V345  Nor ZAND 1985 05 28       16 06.8     -52 05           9.0        I4075   Liller                                             
V960  Sco N   N1985 09 24       17 56.6     -31 49          10.5   20   I4118   Liller                                             
V840  Cen ZAND 1986 01 03       13 20.8     -55 51           7.5   14.5 I4180   Liller                                             
V1819 Cyg NB  N1986 08 04       19 54.7     +35 42           8.7   19   I4242   Wakuda                                             
      Sgr      1986 10 28       18 03.7     -28 00          10.4        I4482   McNaught                                           
V842  Cen N   N1986 11 22       14 35.9     -57 38           4.6   20.3 I4274   McNaught                                           
      Lac N?  N1986 11 22 glint 22 04.1     +48 28           8    (21   I4275   Honda                                               
OS    And N   N1986 12 05       23 12.1     +47 28           6.3   17.8 I4281   Suzuki                                             
V827  Her N   N1987 01 25       18 43.6     +15 18           7.5        I4307   M. Sugano; M. Honda
BW    Cir XND N1987 02          13 58.2     -64 44          16.9        I4342   F. Makino et al. (x-ray)
V4135 Sgr N   N1987 05 18       17 59.8     -32 16          10    (21   I4397   R. McNaught
QV    Vul N   N1987 11 15       19 04.6     +21 47           7.3        I4488   K. Beckmann; P. Collins
PQ    And N   N1988 03 21       02 29.5     +40 02          10.0        I4570   D. McAdam
V2214 Oph      1988 04 10       17 12.0     -29 38           8.5  (17   I4581   M. Wakuda
V977  Sco     N1989 08 17       17 51.9     -32 32           9.0   21   I4836   W. Liller
V443  Sct     N1989 09 20       18 49.7     -06 12          10.5  (21   I4861   P. Wild
      Vel XR   1990 02 22       08 32.7     -43 04                      I5122   R. Sunyaev et al. (x-ray)
V4338 Sgr UG   1990 02 23       17 59.3     -29 10           8.0        I4974   W. Liller
V344  Pav UG   1990 07 21       19 16.2     -62 36          14.5        I5073   M. Wischnjewsky
VX    For UG   1990 10 27       03 26.8     -34 27          12.5        I5127   W. Liller
GU    Mus XND N1991 01 12       11 26.4     -68 41          17          I5161   Lund, Brandt; Makino et al. (x-ray)
V838  Her NA  N1991 03 24       18 46.5     +12 14           5.4        I5222   M. Sugano; G. Alcock
V868  Cen N   N1991 04 02       13 50.2     -63 09           8.7        I5230   W. Liller
V2264 Oph NA  11991 04 11       17 20.3     -26 46      1   10          I5238   P. Camilleri
V2290 Oph NA  21991 04 11       17 43.1     -20 07           9.3        I5381   P. Camilleri
V4160 Sgr NA  N1991 07 29       18 14.3     -32 12           8.5        I5313   P. Camilleri
V444  Sct NA  N1991 08 30       18 47.1     -08 21          10.5        I5331   P. Camilleri
V351  Pup NA  N1991 12 27       08 11.6     -35 07           6.4        I5422   P. Camilleri
V4157 Sgr NA  11992 02 13       18 09.6     -25 52           7.0        I5451   W. Liller; P. Camilleri
V1974 Cyg NA  N1992 02 19       20 30.5     +52 38           4.3        I5454   P. Collins 
V992  Sco NA  N1992 05 22       17 07.3     -43 15           8.2        I5526   P. Camilleri
V4169 Sgr NA  21992 07 09       18 23.5     -28 22           8.5        I5561   W. Liller   
V4171 Sgr NA  31992 10 13       18 23.7     -22 59           9.0        I5634   P. Camilleri
V2295 Oph NA  N1993 04 14       17 25.1     -23 12           9.5        I5766   P. Camilleri
V1419 Aql NA  N1993 05 13       19 13.1     +01 34           7.6        I5791   W. Liller; M. Yamamoto                                   
V4327 Sgr NA  N1993 08 14       18 12.8     -29 29           7.9        I5862   M. Sugano; W. Liller                                     
HY    Lup N   N1993 09 19       14 31.8     -51 10           8.0        I5867   W. Liller   
V705  Cas NA  N1993 12 07       23 41.8     +57 31           6.5        I5902   K. Kanatsu 
V4332 Sgr     11994 02 24       18 50 36.69 -21 23 28.3      8.4        I5942   M. Yamamoto
V4362 Sgr NB  21994 05 16       18 30.4     -17 12          10.8        I5993   Y. Sakurai 
V2313 Oph     N1994 06 01       17 35.8     -19 20           7          I6001   A. Tago; M. Yamamoto                                     
BY    Cir N   N1995 01 27       14 45.0     -63 54           7.2        I6130   W. Liller
V1425 Aql NA  N1995 02 07       19 05.4     -01 42           8.1        I6133   K. Takamizawa
V888  Cen NA  N1995 02 23       13 02.5     -60 12           7.2        I6139   W. Liller
V723  Cas NB  N1995 08 24       01 05.1     +54 01           9.2        I6213   M. Yamamoto
V4361 Sgr N   N1996 07 11       18 23.7     -18 07          10          I6443   Y. Sakurai
CP    Cru NA: N1996 08 26       12 10.5     -61 45           9.2        I6463   W. Liller
V1141 Sco     N1997 06 05       17 54.2     -30 03           8.5        I6675   W. Liller
V4633 Sgr     N1998 03 22       18 21.7     -27 32           7.8        I6846   W. Liller
V2487 Oph     N1998 06 15       17 32.0     -19 14           9.5        I6941   K. Takamizawa
V1142 Sco     N1998 10 21       17 55.4     -31 02           6.9        I7034   W. Liller
LZ    Mus     N1998 12 29       11 56.1     -65 34           8.5        I7078   W. Liller
V4444 Sgr     N1999 04 25       18 07.6     -27 20           8.6        I7153   M. Yamamoto
V382  Vel     N1999 05 22       10 44.8     -52 26           3.1        I7176   P. Williams; A. Gilmore
V1493 Aql     N1999 07 13       19 07.7     +12 32           8.8        I7223   A. Tago
DD    Cir     N1999 08 23       14 23.4     -69 09           7.7        I7242   W. Liller
V1494 Aql     N1999 12 01       19 23.1     +04 57           6.0        I7323   A. Pereira
V4642 Sgr     N2000 02 04       17 55 09.84 -19 46 01.0     10.5        I7362   Y. Sakurai
V463  Sct      2000 03 05       18 34 03.16 -14 45 11.5     10.6        I7382   K. Haseda
CI    Aql      2000 04 28       18 52 03.55 -01 28 38.9     10.0        I7409   K. Takamizawa; M. Yamamoto
V445  Pup      2000 11 22.731   07 37 56.88 -25 56 58.9      8.7        I7552   K. Kanatsu
V4643 Sgr     N2001 02 24       17 54 40.43 -26 14 15.8      7.7        I7589   W. Liller
V1548 Aql     N2001 05 11       19 07 28.41 +11 44 45.8     10.9        I7627   M. Collins
V1178 Sco      2001 05 13       17 57 06.98 -32 23 05.0     10.5        I7647   K. Haseda
V2274 Cyg     N2001 07 13       20 07 17.94 +36 04 37.2     11.9        I7666   Y. Nakamura
V2275 Cyg     N2001 08 18       21 03 02.00 +48 45 52.9      8.8        I7686   A. Tago; K. Hatayama
V4739 Sgr     N2001 08 26       18 24 46.04 -30 00 41.1      7.6        I7692   A. Pereira
V4740 Sgr     N2001 09 05       18 11 46.01 -30 30 50.9      7.0        I7706   A. Pereira; W. Liller
V1039 Cen     N2001 10 01       13 55 41.27 -64 15 57.9      8.6        I7726   W. Liller
IM    Nor      2002 01 03.3     15 39 26.61 -52 19 18.6      8.5        I7789   W. Liller
V2540 Oph     N2002 01 24.8     17 37 34.60 -16 23 23.2      9.0        I7808   K. Haseda; Y. Nakamura
V4741 Sgr     N2002 04 15.354   17 59 59.63 -30 53 20.5      9.2        I7878   W. Liller
V4742 Sgr     N2002 09 15.110   18 02 21.86 -25 20 32.2      8.5        I7971   W. Liller
V4743 Sgr     N2002 09 20.431   19 01 09.38 -22 00 05.9      5.0        I7975   K. Haseda
V4744 Sgr      2002 10 25.44    17 47 21.72 -23 28 22.8      9.7        I8001   V. Tabur
V4745 Sgr      2003 04 25.73    18 40 02.54 -33 26 55.1      8.9        I8123   N. Brown; M. Yamamoto
V2573 Oph     N2003 07 10.598   17 19 14.09 -27 22 35.2     11.4        I8166   A. Takao; V. Tabur
V0475 Sct     N2003 08 28.58    18 49 37.62 -09 33 50.3      8.4        I8190   H. Nishimura
V5113 Sgr     N2003 09 17.52    18 10 10.42 -27 45 35.2      9.2        I8204   N. Brown
DE    Cir     N2003 10 09.004   15 17 52.48 -61 57 16.4      7.7        I8219   W. Liller
V5114 Sgr     N2004 03 15.82    18 19 32.29 -28 35 35.7      9.4        I8306   H. Nishimura; W. Liller; Y. Nakamura
V2574 Oph     N2004 04 14.80    17 38 45.49 -23 28 18.5     11.1        I8323   A. Takao; Y. Nakamura
V1186 Sco     N2004 07 03.146   17 12 51.28 -30 56 37.6     12.0        I8369   G. Pojmanski
V1187 Sco     N2004 08 03.583   17 29 18.81 -31 46 01.5      7.4        I8380   A. Takao
V0574 Pup     N2004 11 20.672   07 41 53.56 -27 06 38.3      7.6        I8443   A. Tago; Y. Sakurai
V2361 Cyg     N2005 02 10.85    20 09 19.05 +39 48 52.9      9.7        I8483   H. Nishimura
V0382 Nor     N2005 03 13.309   16 19 44.74 -51 34 53.1      9.4        I8497   W. Liller
V5115 Sgr     N2005 03 28.779   18 16 58.96 -25 56 38.9      8.7        I8500   H. Nishimura; Y. Sakurai
V0378 Ser     N2005 03 21.374   17 49 24.57 -12 59 59.2     11.8        I8505   G. Pojmanski
V1663 Aql     N2005 06 09.240   19 05 12.50 +05 14 12.0     11.0        I8540   G. Pojmanski
V5116 Sgr     N2005 07 04.049   18 17 50.77 -30 26 31.2      8.0        I8559   W. Liller
V1188 Sco     N2005 07 25.284   17 44 21.59 -34 16 35.7      9.1        I8574   G. Pojmanski; H. Nishimura
V1047 Cen     N2005 08 01.031   13 20 49.74 -62 37 50.5      8.5        I8595   W. Liller
V476  Sct     N2005 09 30.522   18 32 04.75 -06 43 34.3     10.3        I8607   A. Takao; K. Haseda
V477  Sct     N2005 10 11.026   18 38 42.93 -12 16 15.6     12.0        I8617   G. Pojmanski
V2575 Oph     N2006 02 09.390   17 33 13.06 -24 21 07.1     12.1        I8671   G. Pojmanski
V5117 Sgr     N2006 02 17.37    17 58 52.61 -36 47 36.2      9.0        I8673   W. Liller
V2362 Cyg     N2006 04 02.807   21 11 32.34 +44 48 03.9     10.5        I8697   H. Nishimura
V2576 Oph     N2006 04 06.565   17 15 33.00 -29 09 39.9     10.5        I8700   P. Williams
V1065 Cen     N2007 01 23.354   11 43 10.33 -58 04 04.3      8.2        I8800   W. Liller
V1280 Sco     N2007 02 04.9     16 57 41.20 -32 20 35.8      9.4        I8803   Y. Sakurai; Y. Nakamura
V1281 Sco     N2007 02 19.8593  16 56 59.35 -35 21 50.2      9.3        I8810   Y. Nakamura; H. Nishimura
V2467 Cyg     N2007 03 15.787   20 28 12.52 +41 48 36.5      7.4        I8821   A. Tago
V2615 Oph     N2007 03 19.812   17 42 44.00 -23 40 35.1     10.2        I8824   H. Nishimura
V5558 Sgr     N2007 04 14.777   18 10 18.27 -18 46 52.1     10.3        I8832   Y. Sakurai
V390  Nor     N2007 06 15.086   16 32 11.51 -45 09 13.4      9.4        I8850   W. Liller
V458  Vul     N2007 08 04.54    19 54 24.64 +20 52 51.7      9.5        I8861   H. Abe
V597  Pup     N2007 08 14.21    08 16 18.01 -34 15 24.1      7.0        I8895   A. Pereira
V598  Pup     N2007 08 08       07 05 42.51 -38 14 39.3     10.3        I8898   Read et al. (x-ray)
V459  Vul     N2007 12 25.35    19 48 08.84 +21 15 26.8      8.7        I8907   Kaneda
V2468 Cyg     N2008 01 07.801   19 58 33.39 +29 52 06.5      8.2        I8927   Kaneda
NR    TrA     N2008 04 01.73    16 18 48.21 -60 27 48.9      9.2        I8931   Brown
V2491 Cyg     N2008 04 10.728   19 43 01.96 +32 19 13.8      7.7        I8934   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V5579 Sgr     N2008 04 18.784   18 05 58.88 -27 13 56.0      8.4        I8937   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V2670 Oph     N2008 05 25.69    17 39 50.93 -23 50 00.9     10.3        I8947   Haseda; Nishiyama, Kabashima; Nishimura
V2671 Oph     N2008 05 31.608   17 33 29.67 -27 01 16.4     11.3        I8950   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V1309 Sco     N2008 09 02.4594  17 57 32.93 -30 43 10.1      9.5        I8972   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V1721 Aql     N2008 09 22.5     19 06 28.58 +07 06 44.3     14.0        I8989   Itagaki
QY    Mus     N2008 09 28.998   13 16 36.44 -67 36 47.8      8.6        I8990   Liller
V679  Car     N2008 11 26.26    11 13 53.79 -61 13 48.2      7.6        I8999   Malek
V5580 Sgr     N2008 11 29.040   18 22 01.50 -28 02 39.6      8.0        I9004   Liller
V5582 Sgr     22009 02 23.947   17 45 05.40 -20 03 21.5     11.5        I9049   Sun, Gao
V5581 Sgr     12009 04 21.681   17 44 08.48 -26 05 47.4     12.5        I9041   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V1213 Cen     N2009 05 08.235   13 31 15.77 -63 57 38.6      8.5        I9043   Pojmanski, Szczygiel, Pilecki
V5583 Sgr     32009 08 06.494   18 07 07.67 -33 46 33.9      7.7        I9061   Nishiyama, Kabashima; Pojmanski, Szczygiel, Pilecki
V2672 Oph     N2009 08 16.515   17 38 19.68 -26 44 14.0     10.0        I9064   Itagaki
V5584 Sgr     N2009 10 26.439   18 31 32.79 -16 19 07.5      9.3        I9089   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V496  Sct     N2009 10 08.370   18 43 45.65 -07 36 41.5      8.8        I9093   Nishimura
KT    Eri     N2009 11 25.545   04 47 54.21 -10 10 43.1      8.1        I9098   Itagaki
V1722 Aql     N2009 12 14.40    19 14 09.73 +15 16 34.7     10.9        I9100   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V2673 Oph     N2010 01 15.857   17 39 40.94 -21 39 47.9      8.8        I9111   Nishimura
V5585 Sgr     N2010 01 20.72    18 07 26.95 -29 00 43.6      8.5        I9112   Seach
V2674 Oph     N2010 02 18.845   17 26 32.19 -28 49 36.3      9.4        I9119   Nishimura
V1310 Sco     N2010 02 20.857   17 06 07.53 -37 14 27.4     10.5        I9120   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V5586 Sgr     N2010 04 23.782   17 53 02.99 -28 12 19.4     11.2        I9140   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V1311 Sco     N2010 04 25.788   16 55 13.16 -38 03 46.9      8.6        I9142   Nishiyama, Kabashima
V1723 Aql     N2010 09 11.485   18 47 38.38 -03 47 14.1     12.4        I9167   Nishiyama, Kabashima
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
Irritation Warning all.
I just answered the phone on my landline. It was a recording, of a female voice, claiming to work for Barclaycard, enquiring about a recent transaction of £600 to a foreign country and asking me to press 1, 2 or 3 depending on different options.

I hung up as I suspected a scam.

Just spoke to Barclaycard. They and other providers are having thousands of customers report these calls. If you press one of the buttons, they know that you have a credit card and the next call will be asking you to confirm certain personal information. You can guess the end result!
If you have one of these calls, hang up. Don't whatever you do, press any of the numbers on your keypad!
I know Christmas is a time of goodwill to all, but scammers! No!
 
Customers.

Christmas bookings rush. As you do this time of year.

Party of 15, delayed service, because someone who ordered the festive camembert turns out to be a vegan.









Yes. Everyone who works here managed a facepalm too!
 
Irritation Warning all.
I just answered the phone on my landline. It was a recording, of a female voice, claiming to work for Barclaycard, enquiring about a recent transaction of £600 to a foreign country and asking me to press 1, 2 or 3 depending on different options.

I hung up as I suspected a scam.

Just spoke to Barclaycard. They and other providers are having thousands of customers report these calls. If you press one of the buttons, they know that you have a credit card and the next call will be asking you to confirm certain personal information. You can guess the end result!
If you have one of these calls, hang up. Don't whatever you do, press any of the numbers on your keypad!
I know Christmas is a time of goodwill to all, but scammers! No!
Mum had one of those and recently had ‘Dave from Norfolk’ with a thick Pakistani accent telling her she needed a new bank card (didn’t say which one) as the one she had beginning with 44 had expired and needed to confirm the card details before they sent her a new one. She told them to go f**k themselves.
Gets one of these calls every couple of weeks. Sometimes they phone back early in the morning around 0600 to try again.
 

ancienturion

LE
Book Reviewer
Mum had one of those and recently had ‘Dave from Norfolk’ with a thick Pakistani accent telling her she needed a new bank card (didn’t say which one) as the one she had beginning with 44 had expired and needed to confirm the card details before they sent her a new one. She told them to go f**k themselves.
Gets one of these calls every couple of weeks. Sometimes they phone back early in the morning around 0600 to try again.
Just get her to answer the phone with "XXXXX police station, Sgt XXXX speaking".
 
Just get her to answer the phone with "XXXXX police station, Sgt XXXX speaking".
Told her to ask how they got her number, to take her details off their database and don’t call back. Otherwise she will report them to the authorities for a GPDR breach. That usually shrinks their grapes. She said she would not be able to remember all that so she will just tell them to f**k off. Meh, works for me.
 
The exact opposite of irritated.

Having just read that all the 'Party-hoppers' have lost their seats I'm enjoying a long moment of joyous schadenfreude.
 

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