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Rzar

Ian Bowyer
Didn’t Jeremy Vine ask if we actually needed heating as we survived for thousands of years without it a couple of days ago

National broadcaster asking such a fucking ridiculous question.


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Jeremy Vine is one of the most out of touch people on the planet, he is so tone deaf on most things he says.

If his job was actually to give his opinion rather than be a neutral party in discussions people would realise what a moron he is.

His brother is a nice bloke though.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
I have just been advised by British Gas that my December to June statement is ready to look at.
Now, I am a retired accountant... and the statement they have provided is practically incomprehensible.
There are actually not one, but 2 statements, both purporting to show our gas and electricity useage, and the payments we have made by DD.
They have different opening balances, varying Smart Meter readings for both supplies, and end up with differing closing balances carried forward - not even close to each other!
The accompanying e mail tells me that my DD being taken tomorrow, 2nd August will be £300.
The DD going out according to my bank is for £200.
And according to one of the statements we used £550 of electricity from June 12th to June 30th... not bad - we must be providing power to the whole village at that rate.
And when you call BG Customer Service, the help desk is based in a Far Eastern country and manned by numerically iliterate staff who are struggling with their spoken English lessons.
I got more sense from the dogs when I showed them the statements.
And I am not being racist in my comments - these are simply the facts.
So what to do now??
 

Eddie Yates

Steve Chettle
I have just been advised by British Gas that my December to June statement is ready to look at.
Now, I am a retired accountant... and the statement they have provided is practically incomprehensible.
There are actually not one, but 2 statements, both purporting to show our gas and electricity useage, and the payments we have made by DD.
They have different opening balances, varying Smart Meter readings for both supplies, and end up with differing closing balances carried forward - not even close to each other!
The accompanying e mail tells me that my DD being taken tomorrow, 2nd August will be £300.
The DD going out according to my bank is for £200.
And according to one of the statements we used £550 of electricity from June 12th to June 30th... not bad - we must be providing power to the whole village at that rate.
And when you call BG Customer Service, the help desk is based in a Far Eastern country and manned by numerically iliterate staff who are struggling with their spoken English lessons.
I got more sense from the dogs when I showed them the statements.
And I am not being racist in my comments - these are simply the facts.
So what to do now??
I'm thinking of bypassing my electric meter because these costs are taking the piss
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Wife’s still away so I thought I'd lob a Frey Bentos pie (steak & gravy) in the oven

What an absolute twat they are to open, I broke the tin opener & had to use a hammer & screwdriver and I've cut me hand

Fucker better be nice after all that
My old cockney cab driver mate was mad on them and the puddings. We drove all the way to Greece in a mk 1 Nissan Micra loaded to the gunnels with those so he'd got plenty on his boat.
Personally I used to not mind them but I'm sure they've changed, the filling doesn't seem as nice and there isn't much of it.

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Phooey

Jack Armstrong
I'm thinking of bypassing my electric meter because these costs are taking the piss
Just do it slowly if you don't want to get caught. When I did my sparks training the old boy teaching us was saying that the energy providers are looking for readings that drop off a cliff but if you take it down slowly it's much more difficult for them to spot.
 

Col

Has he singed yet?
Jeremy Vine just reminds me of my old job, forced to listen to Radio 2 all day as inexplicably someone in the office quite liked it. Ken Bruce was fine, Jeremy Vine not so much. Steve Fucking Wright = no.

I used to always switch it over to Absolute Radio or almost anything else, still found its way back.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Jeremy Vine just reminds me of my old job, forced to listen to Radio 2 all day as inexplicably someone in the office quite liked it. Ken Bruce was fine, Jeremy Vine not so much. Steve Fucking Wright = no.

I used to always switch it over to Absolute Radio or almost anything else, still found its way back.
I struggled with nearly all the daytime radio 2 DJ,s apart from Wogan.
Night time was far better with some really good stuff on. Alex Lester was always good I don't know why they finished him he had quite a following with the truckers at 3 in the morning.

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BryanRoy22

Ian Bowyer
Terry Wogan was the one who got me through the early morning drives on Radio 2 some 10 years ago.

What a brilliant presenter. He just had that natural coolness and class like Des Lynam. Full of insight and connection to the everyday person.

Nowadays we've got presenters with tattoos all over themselves with ADHD, jumping around like numpties.

I don't mind sportspeople doing that, but if you're presenting, I'd like to see something better than that.
 

Masuka

Jack Burkitt
Why has it all of a sudden become trendy for pubs, bars and restaurants to become dog friendly. No one wants to have to sit there whilst two dogs are barking across the room at each other or every time someone walks past. There also seems to be a correlation between the owners that do bring their dogs and the owners that couldn't give a fuck that their dog is barking as long as they and the people they are with are enjoying themselves.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Why has it all of a sudden become trendy for pubs, bars and restaurants to become dog friendly. No one wants to have to sit there whilst two dogs are barking across the room at each other or every time someone walks past. There also seems to be a correlation between the owners that do bring their dogs and the owners that couldn't give a fuck that their dog is barking as long as they and the people they are with are enjoying themselves.
Ah the ones that think exercising a dog involves walking it to the pub sitting there for 2 or 3 hours and can't understand why the dog is bored shitless.

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Phooey

Jack Armstrong
I struggled with nearly all the daytime radio 2 DJ,s apart from Wogan.
Night time was far better with some really good stuff on. Alex Lester was always good I don't know why they finished him he had quite a following with the truckers at 3 in the morning.

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Alex is on Greatest Hits Radio these days, you can hear his show at any time as well as they're all lined up for you.
 

Phooey

Jack Armstrong
Terry Wogan was the one who got me through the early morning drives on Radio 2 some 10 years ago.

What a brilliant presenter. He just had that natural coolness and class like Des Lynam. Full of insight and connection to the everyday person.

Nowadays we've got presenters with tattoos all over themselves with ADHD, jumping around like numpties.

I don't mind sportspeople doing that, but if you're presenting, I'd like to see something better than that.
Ken Bruce is good in the morning but after that it's dross. Sion Mayo drivetime was always good but after the disaster that his last year was he left and now does the same show on Greatest Hits Radio instead. In fact that station is full of DJ's from the 70's, 80's and 90's; Jackie Brambles is on after Simon Mayo for a start.
 

congo_red

Ale ape.
I have just been advised by British Gas that my December to June statement is ready to look at.
Now, I am a retired accountant... and the statement they have provided is practically incomprehensible.
There are actually not one, but 2 statements, both purporting to show our gas and electricity useage, and the payments we have made by DD.
They have different opening balances, varying Smart Meter readings for both supplies, and end up with differing closing balances carried forward - not even close to each other!
The accompanying e mail tells me that my DD being taken tomorrow, 2nd August will be £300.
The DD going out according to my bank is for £200.
And according to one of the statements we used £550 of electricity from June 12th to June 30th... not bad - we must be providing power to the whole village at that rate.
And when you call BG Customer Service, the help desk is based in a Far Eastern country and manned by numerically iliterate staff who are struggling with their spoken English lessons.
I got more sense from the dogs when I showed them the statements.
And I am not being racist in my comments - these are simply the facts.
So what to do now??
Since I've had my Smart Meter, my electricity bills (don't have gas) have been, in order - £153.44, £109.53, £96.27 and £83.66.
Just after the £109.53 bill, Shell put my Direct Debit up to £237 despite the fact I had a couple of quid credit on the account. They then messaged me a month later to say I was now paying too much and adjusted my Direct Debit to £196. I now have £382.85 credit since they started dicking about with the payments. If they'd left it as it was, I'd have about £50 credit.
I'm at a loss as to how they've worked it out.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Since I've had my Smart Meter, my electricity bills (don't have gas) have been, in order - £153.44, £109.53, £96.27 and £83.66.
Just after the £109.53 bill, Shell put my Direct Debit up to £237 despite the fact I had a couple of quid credit on the account. They then messaged me a month later to say I was now paying too much and adjusted my Direct Debit to £196. I now have £382.85 credit since they started dicking about with the payments. If they'd left it as it was, I'd have about £50 credit.
I'm at a loss as to how they've worked it out.
Did they put your direct debit up without your permission? I went with Shell when I moved in because the last owners were with them. I thought wrongly it might simplify things.
After talking to a few people and googling reviews on ShelI now realise what an utter bunch of useless ***** they are.

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Tiff

Matchday Squad
I thought the radio was broke the amount of times I heard the unfunny phrase of "serious joking" or whatever bag of shit way it's spelt/said.

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That Steve Wright thing ? He is as funny as toothache, can’t stand a second of his drivel.

Radio 6 on the office until MaryAnne Hobnobs comes in , she makes David Quantick sound uneffected.


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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Be thankful you‘re not cursed with German „music“ radio; the news channels are fine, but the music ones are shocking, unless you like Big FM with DJ Shags (I kid you not, he is real).
 
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