(Yet Another) Currently Being Pissed Off By...

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markfiend wrote:Indeed :notworthy:

Back in pissed-off-land: turns out our house isn't quite as stormproof as one might like.

Drip, meet bucket. Bucket: drip.
I feel for you. It turns out our place was supposed to be repointed about a decade back, and the condo association just didn't bother with it. So our roof is waterproof, but one of our exterior walls is not. We've been fighting with them for close to two years (we've only been in this place for two-and-a-half). We're told the work will be started in April. :roll:
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markfiend wrote:Indeed :notworthy:

Back in pissed-off-land: turns out our house isn't quite as stormproof as one might like.

Drip, meet bucket. Bucket: drip.
I feel for you. It turns out our place was supposed to be repointed about a decade back, and the condo association just didn't bother with it. So our roof is waterproof, but one of our exterior walls is not. We've been fighting with them for close to two years (we've only been in this place for two-and-a-half). We're told the work will be started in April. :roll:
Well the lazy-arsed building owners that have been slack with the maintenance of our house are... me and mrs fiend :lol:
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Swinnow wrote:... Though how anyone can have a fall out with Azram is hard to believe...
We had a difference of opinion as to whether it was acceptable to leave regular customers (as we were then) waiting for over an hour between starter and main course. Not been back since.
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Swinnow wrote:More importantly is the Sheesh Mahal still ok?
Priorities! Is it good in there then, for reasons unknown I've never been? Used to go to the Corner Cafe on Burley Rd when the pub next door to it was a pub and not a tesco, but The Sheesh was always 'on the radar' but never visited. Academic these days as I never go anywhere but it's always good to know your local curry house :)
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We used to frequent the Corner Cafe (and Queens pub) when we lived on Kelsall Rd in our student and immediate post student days. That arrangement between the licence-free Corner Cafe and the pub over the road was a wondrous thing.
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markfiend wrote:We had a difference of opinion as to whether it was acceptable to leave regular customers (as we were then) waiting for over an hour between starter and main course. Not been back since.
Got ya, we've been going there for yonks and yonks and would have been similarly hacked off too.

@Dave, certainly worth popping in, that period of months when it was shut after the last mega floodage on Kirkstall Rd was a right bummer.
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Swinnow wrote:We used to frequent the Corner Cafe (and Queens pub) when we lived on Kelsall Rd in our student and immediate post student days. That arrangement between the licence-free Corner Cafe and the pub over the road was a wondrous thing.
Indeed it was :notworthy: not to mention the bleeper system they introduced so they could buzz you from over the road when the curry was ready. I hope whoever had that idea is the President of somewhere now :notworthy:

Must visit the Sheesh then. Ha I've been saying that for around 30 years now.
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markfiend wrote:
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markfiend wrote:Indeed :notworthy:

Back in pissed-off-land: turns out our house isn't quite as stormproof as one might like.

Drip, meet bucket. Bucket: drip.
I feel for you. It turns out our place was supposed to be repointed about a decade back, and the condo association just didn't bother with it. So our roof is waterproof, but one of our exterior walls is not. We've been fighting with them for close to two years (we've only been in this place for two-and-a-half). We're told the work will be started in April. :roll:
Well the lazy-arsed building owners that have been slack with the maintenance of our house are... me and mrs fiend :lol:
I’ll hope that spares you the inarticulate rage that I feel toward these swine :innocent:

The worst thing (for them) is that their slowness to act will make the interior repairs much more costly than they’d have otherwise been.
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It actually looks like it's just some of the flashing on the side of a dormer window has come loose. Not a big job (he hopes).
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markfiend wrote:It actually looks like it's just some of the flashing on the side of a dormer window has come loose. Not a big job (he hopes).
Oh, good - glad to hear it. When they finally do our repointing, they've also agreed that they'll repair the ceiling inside, which will involve removing/replacing a giant 10 foot by 15 foot chunk that's been damaged by the leaks. Suffice it to say, rain - which we get a lot of in DC - is really stressful for us.
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Pissed off that my principles are costing me money. Turns out I can't cross a picket line even if I want to.

Is this a bit of a humblebrag? :lol: But genuinely I rocked up fully intending to go to work, saw people picketing, and just couldn't do it. I ain't no scab.
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markfiend wrote:Is this a bit of a humblebrag? :lol: But genuinely I rocked up fully intending to go to work, saw people picketing, and just couldn't do it. I ain't no scab.
Top man! Someone once told me that if you don't stand for something then you'll fall for anything - principles are worth having. True, they won't fill your belly, but they will keep you warm. Principles cost money - you pay a bit more because you refuse to shop at Amazon, or you opt for the eco-friendly products in the biodegradable packaging - or you get a kicking because you stood up for someone getting harassed on the bus, but they're worth having.
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Well done, Markfiend ... :notworthy: :lol: ...

and Amazon ... is not as favourable as it wants to suggest. Many prices are up to 10% higher than elsewhere ...
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Thanks for the support ;D
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You are not alone in this Markfiend :notworthy: :D
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Ah, well. That's me redundant then. Always suspected I was!
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Tinker wrote:Ah, well. That's me redundant then. Always suspected I was!
Oh hell. Best of luck to you to find something better soon ... :wink: ....
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Pissed off doesn't quite do it justice, but my dad died last week.
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emilystrange wrote:Pissed off doesn't quite do it justice, but my dad died last week.
:(

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fanks. coping ok. i think. you're never too sure, are you?
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Coping's better than not coping though.
I know that.
You want to borrow my cats for a bit? They'll snuggle you good. They may fcuk up your furniture, but it's worth it.
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er... i'm good thanks :D got two furballs on standby. whether they like it or not.
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More {{{hugs}}} from me x
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So very sorry to hear this :(

Sending love and hugs your way xx
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emilystrange wrote:Pissed off doesn't quite do it justice, but my dad died last week.
We're saddened by your awful news. All best hugs and condolences from the grim north x
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