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  1. JB

    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Not being able to leave your car anywhere without knowing that you’ll come back to find it in the same state you left it. Went shopping in Cardiff today and parked in the main car park in the centre. Came back to find scratches and significant marks near the rear wheel arch where some incompetent coward had clearly clipped it. Parking in public places has become a gamble. Pretty much everyone I know has had the same thing happen to them. It would be lovely if we could rely on basic human decency and were able to leave our cars safe from words removed who are such shit drivers that they can’t avoid clipping a stationary car in a rather large space and are such conscienceless pussies that they can’t leave a note to take responsibility for their ****-up.
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    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    Enjoyed the Always Sunny cameos in BCS this week
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    Cricket: General Chat

    Bang on. Based on what was revealed at trial, the whole thing seemed even worse than when it originally came to light. It was an absolute catalogue of word removed-ishness. There are too many bell ends like this that you see on nights out and I’m staggered that he’s walked away without even a slap on the wrists.
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    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    Not sure if anyone’s ever recommended a kids’ show before but I’ve watched Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters on Netflix through a few times now with my daughter and it’s **** brilliant. Ambitious, sprawling story that gets better and better. As it’s a kids’ show (albeit one that’s been moved to the ‘adult’ Netflix) there’s some corniness and a few plot holes but they’re easy to forgive and there’s a lot in there for adults, too. I would think it was the best thing ever if I was 8 but I still love it at 32!
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    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    I still can’t make up my mind. I’m 50/50. As you say, there was nowhere near enough evidence to find him guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Based on what we were shown, anyway. The fact that the defence said that there isn’t another example of a beating death where the skull wasn’t fractured puts more doubt into my mind. But then the scene didn’t look like a fall and there’s the suggestion that someone tried to clean blood off the walls at some point, as well as the fact that there’s evidence that she was alive for 2 hours after she started bleeding. There are a few other things on both sides as well but I don’t want to spoil the remaining episodes for you. It’s not mentioned in the show but the owl theory is certainly interesting...
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    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    I haven’t noticed anyone mention The Staircase on here yet. I thought it was great, too. Do you reckon he did it?
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    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    It probably goes without saying that the new episode of Better Call Saul is magnificent. I never thought I could enjoy a show so much where, on the surface, not all that much happens or things move at a snail’s pace but it really is a case of watching masters of their craft at work. I could watch Mike paint his bathroom.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Day return train ticket from my local station in Cardiff to Worcester tomorrow - £49.20. What the ****? How can that be justified? Increasing the rail company’s profit margin doesn’t count as a valid reason. I’m going to drive and get a hotel instead. Will cost (only slightly) more but, out of principle, I’m not paying that amount for such a relatively short train journey.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Funnily enough, I was only talking about this with the other half recently. M&S seem to have identified and absolutely nailed a market that doesn’t exist. We popped in to get some stuff for the nipper last week and I had a quick browse of the menswear while I was waiting. Fair play, I’ve got a couple of pairs of chino shorts from there but most of the stuff was horrendous. The Autograph range is a joke; properly ugly clothes that would appeal to neither the older gent or the more fashion-conscious younger man. The fits on some of their basics are awful, too. Like you, I said to my girlfriend that it seems rather obvious where they’re going wrong and it’s a pretty easy fix. I’m obviously in the wrong profession!
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    Weather...

    Very true! That’s certainly been the case for the past few years but as long as we get 4 or 5 beach-worthy days, I’ll be happy!
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    Weather...

    I love the warm weather and having what seems like a proper, reliable summer. Working in it sucks, though. Currently sat in my non-air conditioned room sweating my nuts off when I just want to be in the sea! Our options for cooling ourselves down are limited. One of the boys was sent home last week for wearing (smart) shorts by a line manager wearing a knee-length skirt and sandals, which doesn’t seem particularly fair. Fortunately, we’ve only got 4 and a bit days left and then 7 weeks off .
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Some parents being utter, utter words removed. My daughter’s primary school recently had a walk to school week whereby children were encouraged to, well, walk to school every day for a week. If they did so, they would be given a certificate in assembly. Unfortunately, some parents had an issue with this and complained to the school (and on Facebook, apparently FFS) that it was unfair on the children who were dropped to school by car, obviously worried that their poor little darlings would be traumatised by not being the most precious little thing in the world. The school’s (pathetic IMO) response was to cave to these dick heads and cancel the presentation assembly, giving certificates out with no fuss in class and actually give ‘participation’ certificates to every child, regardless of whether they walked to school or not. Fair enough, some parents might be on their way to work and have to drop them off by car but take it on the chin rather than spoil it for everybody else. It means a lot for a 5 year-old to get a prize in assembly and some selfish clearings in the woods have taken that away from them. Then there’s the story today about the school in Cardiff where parents have been kicking off about sports day results and even sent in videos to the school to challenge decisions. What sort of person does that?! They’re kids. It’s a primary school sports day. It’s about having fun. The results don’t matter. I’ve got countless other stories like this from my time teaching. I can’t get my head around their thought processes. I just want to shake some sense into these people and the way that they think the world revolves around their kid and that it’s ok to do these things. As I said - utter, utter words removed .
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Just to echo what others have pretty much said, my best guess would be that you’re just knackered! I’ve had similar struggles in the past with gym/rugby and it’s been when I haven’t been getting enough sleep. Your calories are also pretty low for your activity levels so it wouldn’t be surprising if you were feeling burned out. Maybe try taking 4ish weeks to recuperate a bit. Get lots of rest and if you can be bothered calorie counting, then eat/drink to at least maintenance levels during this time. Maybe even take a total diet break. See how it goes. If you carry on cycling, maybe lower the intensity a bit and take it easy. Good luck!
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    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    Arrested Development (seasons 1-2) is pretty much my favourite TV show of all time. I must have watched them through about 20 times over the years. I was hoping for a return to form in season 5 and currently on my second watch through. I’m getting a little bit more out of it but it’s still pretty poor IMO. A handful of laugh-out-loud moments but generally a big disappointment. The Tobias having a son thing doesn’t work at all and seems completely pointless. Will Arnett does not look well...