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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 09 Oct 22 7.12pm Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

I feel like the world s gone f*cking mental sine covid. Firms have used it as a reason to change their systems, like a watershed where things have changed for the worst for the public.

Pubs
Went to one on Friday with my Mrs , pint and a large wine (£18.50p, I know a f*cking joke )
Pulled out a score, barman said they donít take cash. Why donít they take cash? Because they changed it after covid.
Went and got a bank card, swiped it , it took £20.40p, asked the barman why , he said he added a gratuity as we were sitting at a table, what the f*ck does that even mean? I got it from the bar and walked it to my table. Made him get the manager and refund me my £1.90p

C*nt number 1. Him not me

Shop
Went in a londis last week bought some chewing gum and a Diet Coke.
Should have been £3.42p change. He gave me £3.41p , he didnít say a thing. I said that change is wrong mate. He said he only had 1 , 1 pence and didnít have any 2ps.
I said give me a 5p then, he said that was too much. Too much you c*nt itís my f*cking change. Had a bit of a stand off, massive queue behind me. I started picking up bars of chocolate and said ďIíll take these thenĒ all of a sudden he gave me a 5p.
Itís not about the money I had £1200 in my pocket, thatís not the point.
Not sure this one is covid related, but I can see why Michael Douglas in falling down started shooting people.

C*nt number 2


Milkman
I like idea of having a milkman, support local businesses etc, my grandad was milkman in Tulse Hill, just like the idea of a milkman, a bit old school I suppose.
Last week we never had any milk in the morning, my Mrs rang the number, got a call center in Asia? Wtf
They said the milk would be with us by 10am. 10am? My kids go to school at 8am and none of them have had breakfast.
Cancelled the milk.

C*nt number 3


Homework
Got 3 kids, my youngest is 8. His homework was to draw a poster, not on paper, oh no , that would be too normal. The school wants us to log into an app , do a poster on a laptop then email it in.
What a f*cking joke, i wonít get involved, if anything ever happens to my wife, god forbid, my Stanley will never do homework ever again.

C*nt number 4


Restaurant
Was in blue water and went to Yo sushi.
Theyíve stopped the conveyor belt going round with all the dishes on, that was the best but wasnít it.
They never even had a menu, me my Mrs and 2 of the kids had to order off of our phone , all looking at tiny pictures of food on an iPhone.
Completely killed it, used to enjoy it there, will never go back.

C*nt number 4

Football
All the season tickets on the phones nonsense .a few in our group didnít go today , no one else could use their ticket, what a load of sh*t. Iím ringing the club tomorrow, will tell them Iíve had my iPhone nicked and Iím not getting another one. Want a plastic season ticket

I wonít say c*nt number 5, as I was happy with a home win against Leeds.

I know I sound like a miserable c*nt , but customer service has disappeared.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 09 Oct 22 8.41pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Casual

I feel like the world s gone f*cking mental sine covid. Firms have used it as a reason to change their systems, like a watershed where things have changed for the worst for the public.

Pubs
Went to one on Friday with my Mrs , pint and a large wine (£18.50p, I know a f*cking joke )
Pulled out a score, barman said they donít take cash. Why donít they take cash? Because they changed it after covid.
Went and got a bank card, swiped it , it took £20.40p, asked the barman why , he said he added a gratuity as we were sitting at a table, what the f*ck does that even mean? I got it from the bar and walked it to my table. Made him get the manager and refund me my £1.90p

C*nt number 1. Him not me

Shop
Went in a londis last week bought some chewing gum and a Diet Coke.
Should have been £3.42p change. He gave me £3.41p , he didnít say a thing. I said that change is wrong mate. He said he only had 1 , 1 pence and didnít have any 2ps.
I said give me a 5p then, he said that was too much. Too much you c*nt itís my f*cking change. Had a bit of a stand off, massive queue behind me. I started picking up bars of chocolate and said ďIíll take these thenĒ all of a sudden he gave me a 5p.
Itís not about the money I had £1200 in my pocket, thatís not the point.
Not sure this one is covid related, but I can see why Michael Douglas in falling down started shooting people.

C*nt number 2


Milkman
I like idea of having a milkman, support local businesses etc, my grandad was milkman in Tulse Hill, just like the idea of a milkman, a bit old school I suppose.
Last week we never had any milk in the morning, my Mrs rang the number, got a call center in Asia? Wtf
They said the milk would be with us by 10am. 10am? My kids go to school at 8am and none of them have had breakfast.
Cancelled the milk.

C*nt number 3


Homework
Got 3 kids, my youngest is 8. His homework was to draw a poster, not on paper, oh no , that would be too normal. The school wants us to log into an app , do a poster on a laptop then email it in.
What a f*cking joke, i wonít get involved, if anything ever happens to my wife, god forbid, my Stanley will never do homework ever again.

C*nt number 4


Restaurant
Was in blue water and went to Yo sushi.
Theyíve stopped the conveyor belt going round with all the dishes on, that was the best but wasnít it.
They never even had a menu, me my Mrs and 2 of the kids had to order off of our phone , all looking at tiny pictures of food on an iPhone.
Completely killed it, used to enjoy it there, will never go back.

C*nt number 4

Football
All the season tickets on the phones nonsense .a few in our group didnít go today , no one else could use their ticket, what a load of sh*t. Iím ringing the club tomorrow, will tell them Iíve had my iPhone nicked and Iím not getting another one. Want a plastic season ticket

I wonít say c*nt number 5, as I was happy with a home win against Leeds.

I know I sound like a miserable c*nt , but customer service has disappeared.

You donít sound like your name
My phone hasnít worked all year so I go straight to the window at the top of the Arthur.
Get a paper ticket and I asked for the wolves one as well and they printed it. Will do this all season now. Wont even try my phone again.

 

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View Mattconrov's Profile Mattconrov Flag 09 Oct 22 8.57pm Send a Private Message to Mattconrov Add Mattconrov as a friend

On the flip side as a postman I do come up against some awfully rude people. I am still polite and fairly cheerful. You have to stay professional. So it can work both ways. I've just received my food delivery and the girl was very happy and professional. This is generally the case on deliveries I receive. The great reset is coming in mate. Its only going to get worse. Be aware of what winds you up and do something about it. Otherwise you'll just make yourself miserable.

 

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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 09 Oct 22 9.16pm Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

You donít sound like your name
My phone hasnít worked all year so I go straight to the window at the top of the Arthur.
Get a paper ticket and I asked for the wolves one as well and they printed it. Will do this all season now. Wont even try my phone again.

Is there usually a queue at that window mate? The box office on the corner of holmesdale/Arthur ?

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 09 Oct 22 9.20pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

i bought 10:01 quids worth of petrol.

I Gave the bloke a 50 note....he pushed it into a machine and hey presto ......it gave me back 39:99 exactly.

and so, on returning into my car , i fecked a packet of forecourt disposable gloves. 1 pair of gloves = free. The whole packet of 100 gloves ? taking the p1ss.

feck them, those feckers deserve it.

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'since Covid' the World seems to have got 100 times more bureaucratic & paranoid. And God help anybody over 70 who hates technology. Personally , i am fully capable of using all the technology, but just not so inclined. I prefer a car with 1980's controls to some 'motorised mobile iPhone' that remembers my shoe size and wants to plan my christmas shopping.

Certainly 'Freedom of Speech' seems to be under attack. As is the ability to live out your life anonymously.

You know you are living in the Desmond Morris 'human zoo' when Alexa is timing how many minutes you took in the loo to take a dump.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (09 Oct 2022 9.34pm)

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 10 Oct 22 5.21am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Casual

Is there usually a queue at that window mate? The box office on the corner of holmesdale/Arthur ?

Yes by the old away quadrant. I get there about an hour or so before kick off as like a beer. And not normally busy; two or three people max. Just show them your digital pass, tell them it donít work and they input your ST no. And print a ticket for the game. I think I got the wolves one as Iím cheeky
Good luck, let us know how it goes. Saves all the stress but wouldnít recommend it at quarter to kick off tbh.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 10 Oct 22 6.02am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

went to a massive Tesco on Sunday, a good hour before they close. I only wanted a couple of items, and I like using the tills with people because of the interaction and it keeps people in jobs.

Out of the 24 cashier tills, only 2 were staffed, already serving customers with massive trolley-loads.
There was a queue of 10 people people with baskets like mine for the self-serve tills.

Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, you rip off the public with your inflated prices and your extortionate fuel costs. Why add the extra humiliation of making us queue to give you our money?
Maybe employ more staff ? Y O U M A S S I V E C V N T S

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 10 Oct 22 6.08am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Cash will be going soon. All money transactions will have to be done through trackable bank transactions.
They'll know what was spent, on what, and where. How much tax was paid.

Covid was the perfect storm for generating the Big Brother Society.

 


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View cardiff eagle's Profile cardiff eagle Flag 10 Oct 22 6.41am Send a Private Message to cardiff eagle Add cardiff eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

went to a massive Tesco on Sunday, a good hour before they close. I only wanted a couple of items, and I like using the tills with people because of the interaction and it keeps people in jobs.

Out of the 24 cashier tills, only 2 were staffed, already serving customers with massive trolley-loads.
There was a queue of 10 people people with baskets like mine for the self-serve tills.

Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, you rip off the public with your inflated prices and your extortionate fuel costs. Why add the extra humiliation of making us queue to give you our money?
Maybe employ more staff ? Y O U M A S S I V E C V N T S


My favourite thing at Tesco is the self scan handheld machines you can use whilst going around. I really like it when you use them to save time yet EVERY week for the last 7, we have been ďrandomlyĒ selected for a trolley scan where someone has to scan 18 random items and waste your time.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 10 Oct 22 7.34am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Cash will be going soon. All money transactions will have to be done through trackable bank transactions.
They'll know what was spent, on what, and where. How much tax was paid.

Covid was the perfect storm for generating the Big Brother Society.

I was in Croatia recently our guide explained that the tills are linked to the taxman so he knows exactly how much shops are making.

 


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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 10 Oct 22 8.32am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

At a food store I am standing in a queue waiting at the till. Then I'm next and as I am putting food on the conveyor belt, a local Turkish Cypriot/Turk goes in front of me with her provisions and tell the check out girl to serve her. And stone me she was served before me.

Another trick is instead of going round in a trolley filling it up with shopping, they select particular items, then go back and forwards to and from the aisles gradually piling it all up at the front of the check out.

Turkish for c*nt is kuku

Edited by Slimey Toad (10 Oct 2022 8.33am)

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 10 Oct 22 9.59am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Cash will be going soon. All money transactions will have to be done through trackable bank transactions.
They'll know what was spent, on what, and where. How much tax was paid.

Covid was the perfect storm for generating the Big Brother Society.

There was a conspiracy theory that this was behind the lockdowns. It was claimed Sweden was left open because they're already almost cash free.

 

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