Stupid things that annoy you but shouldn't Page 259

  • fontgeeksogood 10 Apr 2019 10:05:44 5,780 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    Two roles ago, whole department moved to 8/10, by group. However, they forgot my team, probably as it was off books to fool headcount and expenditure in the first place..., so we ended up with far too few desks....

    The role I have just finished, I had my own sizable office! It was brilliant. Unfortunately, going back to shared from next week :(
    I've never had my own office, it sounds amazing.

    How much did you wank
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Apr 2019 10:45:03 5,708 posts
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    We've got an 8:10 ratio of desk to people and decent remote working facilities. We're going to be running with a much worse ratio - 5:10, maybe 6:10 at best - over the summer and autumn while parts of our building are refurbished, which is going to be "fun".

    The biggest problem we've got at the moment is that most people who want to do flexible/remote working all want to take Friday as their not-in-the-office day. Tuesday and Wednesdays in particular tend to be completely rammed on site (hard to get any working space if you're not an early-starter), while on Fridays there are huge vistas of unoccupied desks. I've been pushing my team to mix up flexible working arrangements more (I'm trying to make Thursday my not-in-office day), but it's slow going. In particular, it forces people to think differently about how we run boards and team meetings, as by default these tend to force a day of the week where everybody feels they have to be in the office.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 10 Apr 2019 10:48:59 858 posts
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    We've got a policy where you can work from home one day a week as long as it is not Monday or Friday. Seems to work.
  • Syrette 11 Apr 2019 13:11:48 50,194 posts
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    Mary Anne Hobbs followed by Sean Keaveney on Radio 6.
  • mrpon 11 Apr 2019 15:54:41 35,165 posts
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    My Dad putting empty baked bean cans and glass milk bottles in the dishwasher.
  • challenge_hanukkah 11 Apr 2019 16:10:43 10,550 posts
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    My Dad.
  • Nexus_6 11 Apr 2019 16:57:31 4,225 posts
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    His Dad ^
  • Alastair 11 Apr 2019 17:12:59 23,492 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Mary Anne Hobbs followed by Sean Keaveney on Radio 6.
    Why do they annoy you?

    Her voice is half sexy, half annoying I'll admit.
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Apr 2019 09:07:27 10,550 posts
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    The girl next to me at work lifts up her mouse and bangs it back down every single time she uses it.

    Stop doing it, you smelly ugly cunt. It's unnecessary and immensely irritating
  • Alastair 12 Apr 2019 10:51:42 23,492 posts
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    I just did that too, just to annoy you.
    xx
  • Dougs 12 Apr 2019 10:58:54 88,895 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    I just did that too, just to annoy you.
    xx
    Haha, me too. It was like an involuntary movement as soon as I read it.
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Apr 2019 11:20:20 10,550 posts
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    Why do you cunts do it? WHY?!

    Is it a hark back to mice with balls and you're trying to unstick the ball or something?
  • Dougs 12 Apr 2019 11:28:33 88,895 posts
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    Yeah, I think so. To clarify, I don't do it normally but was compelled to do it as soon as I read the suggestion.
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Apr 2019 11:31:58 10,550 posts
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    Stop it.
  • Alastair 12 Apr 2019 12:42:16 23,492 posts
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    /tap
    What's that bloke huffing and puffing about..?

    Edited by Alastair at 12:42:27 12-04-2019
  • fontgeeksogood 12 Apr 2019 23:06:50 5,780 posts
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    Sparkling water.

    More accurately, sparkling water which isn't labelled as such clearly. Fuck off, nobody likes you and that's why you have to pretend to be normal water
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Apr 2019 23:12:09 19,392 posts
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    I've seen it described as tasting like static which is just perfect.
  • wobbly_Bob 14 Apr 2019 10:07:35 5,077 posts
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    People that post on facebook stories with a single post.

    Also I saw 2 grown up men in their late 30s chest bump each other in greeting at Sainsbury's and I thought you fucking pair of cunts. I feel fully justified in thinking that.

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 10:07:55 14-04-2019
  • JamboWayOh 14 Apr 2019 10:18:22 12,739 posts
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    @wobbly_Bob

    Did they have beards or any other visible hipster affectations?
  • challenge_hanukkah 14 Apr 2019 10:31:30 10,550 posts
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    I was going to ask if they were doing it ironically, but they'd still be cunts regardless.
  • wobbly_Bob 14 Apr 2019 13:15:01 5,077 posts
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    @JamboWayOh

    One of them actually did have a beard. He's probably in there looking for some single estate coffee and "natural" unpasteurised wine.

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 13:15:37 14-04-2019
  • wobbly_Bob 14 Apr 2019 13:18:41 5,077 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    I was going to ask if they were doing it ironically, but they'd still be cunts regardless.
    No, it definitely wasn't ironically and as you say that's not an excuse. I forgot to mention before the chest bump they clasped hands similar to that famous moment in the Predator movie. I'm against the death penalty but things like that might change my mind!
  • JamboWayOh 14 Apr 2019 15:05:06 12,739 posts
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    Beard, chest bump and Predator hand clasp, fuck me I'm surprised you didn't hire a hitman to take them out.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 Apr 2019 15:35:13 5,708 posts
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    Went into M&S Food for a few groceries today. Used the self-service checkouts. You know how self-service checkouts are, by default, fucking annoying things that keep the average person just one small step away from a red-mist-descends-chew-twenty-four-people-to-death berserker rage?

    They've gone and put Ant and Dec's voice on their self-service checkouts. Seriously. The fucking things even boast about it.

    WHO THE FUCK thought that was a good idea? And why has this person not been ritually executed on pay-per-view TV?
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Apr 2019 15:37:05 5,780 posts
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    Does Ant or Dec pass comment on your lovely lovely booze (like)
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 Apr 2019 15:41:42 5,708 posts
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    @fontgeeksogood I was only buying veg, so fuck knows.

    I just don't know how, in a supposedly civilised society, somebody can have an idea like "let's get Ant and Dec to do the voices for our self-service checkouts" and not be forced to eat their own small intestines on live television as a consequence.
  • challenge_hanukkah 14 Apr 2019 15:45:37 10,550 posts
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    This is in M&S? Lidl I could understand.
  • wobbly_Bob 14 Apr 2019 15:48:23 5,077 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    Went into M&S Food for a few groceries today. Used the self-service checkouts. You know how self-service checkouts are, by default, fucking annoying things that keep the average person just one small step away from a red-mist-descends-chew-twenty-four-people-to-death berserker rage?

    They've gone and put Ant and Dec's voice on their self-service checkouts. Seriously. The fucking things even boast about it.

    WHO THE FUCK thought that was a good idea? And why has this person not been ritually executed on pay-per-view TV?
    That sickens me. I do hope you smashed up the checkout in a fit of blind rage cheered on by all right thinking members of the public.
  • cov 14 Apr 2019 15:48:27 1,919 posts
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    Yeah M&S should be joanna lumley or nigella lawson obviously
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 Apr 2019 15:48:43 5,708 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    This is in M&S? Lidl I could understand.
    Look, I'm not making this shit up. I get all kinds of shit celebrity tie-in stuff in my junk mail - Kardashian-quim-stuffed-crust-specials from Pizza Hut and the like. But M&S should be better than this.
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