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martin perman14/04/2019 21:46:09
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Is anybody watching Hard to please OAPs, it sort of reminds me of most of us laugh

Martin P

larry phelan 115/04/2019 18:13:46
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I am not hard to please,as long as I get what I want,I,m happy.

If I get it for nothing,all the better.!

Again,sounds like most of us !!.

Andrew Tinsley15/04/2019 19:43:39
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My name amongst the family is Grumps, just about say it all.

Andrew.

Neil Wyatt15/04/2019 22:31:16
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They approached us about basing an episode on this forum, but I said the members would kick up a fuss...

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RMA16/04/2019 09:28:09
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Being a fully paid up member of said group I can relate to some of the problems however, we must remember this is an 'entertainment' show and I certainly don't believe all I see in any of them, they are never truly candid. I discovered recently that the show 'A New Place in the Sun' suffers from extremely bad editing and untruths. I know one of the areas extremely well and there was some very creative editing and narrative! Still watch though, just take it all with a pinch of salt!

Circlip16/04/2019 10:15:55
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Sadly, we are classed as Grumps by the youfs cos they haven't the ****s to complain about even small injustices. Lets face it, it's OUR generation that's caused the present deadlock.

Regards Ian.

Peter G. Shaw16/04/2019 11:48:10
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Disagree Ian, MY generation, ie the old & wrinklies, would have had it sorted by now. It's the generation between my generation and the youfs that are messing things up.

Cheers,

Peter G. Shaw.

Tony Pratt 116/04/2019 12:34:35
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Posted by Peter G. Shaw on 16/04/2019 11:48:10:

Disagree Ian, MY generation, ie the old & wrinklies, would have had it sorted by now. It's the generation between my generation and the youfs that are messing things up.

Cheers,

Peter G. Shaw.

Totally agree Peter!!!!smiley

Tony

Nigel Graham 216/04/2019 14:33:46
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Since when has there ever been a generation that hasn't mucked at least something up?

There was a conversation rather like this recently, in my caving club. After we'd put caving's internal "politics" to right, someone pointed out we'd had a good old grumble, then wondered,

"What's the collective noun for === === Club members?"

The reply recalled a few times since, was, "A Grump of [===]!"

Naturally, Club name deleted to protect the innocent.

Right, so what's the equivalent here?

pgk pgk16/04/2019 16:26:13
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Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 16/04/2019 14:33:46:

Right, so what's the equivalent here?

You've set me up...
A murmuration of complainants

A murder of groans

A gaggle of grumblers

A batch of bodgers


A vineyard of whiners

.....

pgk

Mike Poole16/04/2019 17:31:37
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I don’t believe it.

Mike

Peter G. Shaw16/04/2019 21:06:24
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Well, I've just watched episode 2, and I think a lot of good sense was said, eg, who is interested in that you've just changed your sheets? Or all the other minutae of your humdrum life. Or selfies? To whom are they going to be of interest? Fighting the car park machine - been there and done that, although I did succeed. Those rings, and I suppose anything else like that - a total waste of time. Well, not actually, as they may speed up transactions, but how do you keep a track of what you've spent? Remember, look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. Robots? Daughter has an early iRobot and for some reason it failed to charge the lithium battery so she bought an expensive replacement battery. All the old one needed was a bit of a charge just to get the volts up, and then it was ok.

So yes, I've a lot of sympathy with (and agreement with) the views expressed in the program.

Mind you, as a confirmed camper & caravanner for over 60 years, next week's program should be quite funny.

Yours grumpily,

Peter G. Shaw

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Edited By Peter G. Shaw on 16/04/2019 21:10:37

Circlip17/04/2019 09:36:16
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Peter and Tony, the word Irony doesn't always apply to a high Ferric content material.

Regards Ian.

Stewart17/04/2019 10:58:23
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I'm not an OAP yet, I'm still a 45 year old trainee git, but I do hope to one day be a fully fledged miserable old git.

My day starts with hating other road users, particularly anyone with a 4X4, a German car, or a private registration. (you utter cretin).

I then have to listen to my colleagues all day, gobshites the lot of them. Most people could be vastly improved by simply shutting up. Nothing more. Just. Shut. Up.

I don't want to see your phone pictures, or your videos, I don't want to hear about your home life or your dog, (don't get me started on dogs. They can come in the house when they learn to use toilet paper). or your holiday, or your plans for the weekend.

I don't even want to shake your hand, because I have a good idea where it's been. Leave me alone, get on with your job, and shut up.

I have around 15 years before I retire, and when that glorious hallowed day arrives, I intend to walk out without a comment or a backward glance, pick up my fishing rod from home, bugger off down the riverbank with a paper, a flask and a 20 deck of tabs, and that's it. I'm out. Done.

martin perman17/04/2019 11:06:36
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Stuart,

What sort of 4 x 4 do you mean, you may have to add me to the list smiley

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RMA17/04/2019 11:11:05
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Stewart

I'm a fully paid up member of said group and have a German car........Find me an English one???

Mike Poole17/04/2019 11:15:33
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I was surrounded by carp fishermen at work, luckily they had other interests as well. A friend used to joke about going to the deaf centre to talk about motorbikes, much of my youth was spent in the never ending debate of Brit vs Jap bikes, it was a lot of fun but I think the Japanese won the argument in the end with some brilliant bikes, took them a few years to finally master handling but they did.

Mike

mechman4817/04/2019 11:18:04
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Welcome to the club Stewart; I don't think you need to wait until you retire; as a fully fledged member, & an ex NVQ level 3 mech eng. assessor /verifier I think you have already reached the standards required, maybe a couple of tweaks here & there, demonstrate repeatability & consistency a couple more times & I'll sign you off... devil face 20

George.

Russell Eberhardt17/04/2019 11:29:49
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I was awarded a masters degree 48 years ago for research in artificial intelligence. Should never have started it - I hate things like Google Home and Alexa!

Grumpy Old Russell

Hopper17/04/2019 11:39:33
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An irrit of old gits.

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