Things that waste your time

Andy12345

Member
Location
Somerset
Yummy mummies that park on double yellowies and bus stops... they put on the hazards and wander off for a coffee in Ill fiting gym gear that hasn’t seen sweat for years... they are then the first to complain when the town grinds to a halt due to traffic.... caused by them....
Nothing wrong with yummy mummies ...... especially when ones been divorced for 5 years, i'll forgive the shite parking ;)
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Implements such as my hedge trimmer and fert spreader that leave the factory without means of support when not connected to the tractor. So I always have to find three pallets and several odd sized blocks of wood to rest them on when I take them off the tractor.

You pay £k for these machines but they can't be bothered to add 4 2x2 heavy angle fold out legs.

I can't remember how we got these items connected to tractor for the first time. Maybe they were delivered on three old pallets. What do they sit them on at the factory?

Leaks waste my time. Fix one and another starts.

Getting off to lift up bout markers wastes my time. Bout markers that can't be stopped from changing over sides when you lift at the corners going round the field so have to drop in and out twice, waste my time.

Winding down the drop links of the tractor arms for different implements wastes my time, because otherwise they won't lift high enough to turn the plough over, or go low enough for the mower. What a rubbish design.

Grease guns that get air locked waste my time or that are always empty!

Tractor arms that swing across a bit just as you are backing up to hitch on are a waste of time.

And that's just for starters.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
The cat wastes my time. Everybody else likes him, but nobody else feeds him and if I don't feed him I end up tripping over him especially now it's getting darker.
 

essexpete

Member
Location
Essex
Yummy mummies that park on double yellowies and bus stops... they put on the hazards and wander off for a coffee in Ill fiting gym gear that hasn’t seen sweat for years... they are then the first to complain when the town grinds to a halt due to traffic.... caused by them....
Some of them are not necessarily Yummy.
 

Roy_H

Member
Yummy mummies that park on double yellowies and bus stops... they put on the hazards and wander off for a coffee in Ill fiting gym gear that hasn’t seen sweat for years... they are then the first to complain when the town grinds to a halt due to traffic.... caused by them....
And also park on double yellows outside the school while they take Tarquin and Jocasta into the school yard.
 
Location
Wales
Trying to sell my animals to people always expecting everything for nothing. Drives me up the wall. Cleaning a building and putting down fresh bedding, only for said calves to come right in, poop in their bed and not wanna lie in it!!!:mad::rolleyes:
 

Roy_H

Member
Comedian Dave Allen had a rant about this on one of his TV shows and it did actually happen to me (And probably you ). You are queuing in the Post Office, there are lots of people behind you too. The person being served next is an old lady and all she wants is ONE first class stamp ( Nothing else) it is for her lovely grandson's birthday card don't cha know and then she stands there for the next five minutes rummaging through her purse looking for the correct money and telling the poor girl behind the counter all about her wonderful grandchildren.....:facepalm:
 

marshfarmer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Norfolk
Standing in the que in a PETROL station wanting to quickly pay for my PETROL and get in with the rest of my life and having to wait till some one either pays for their WEEKLY SHOP or while the attendant goes and makes up their ridiculous , pretentious mokka,chocka, skinny half calf ,decaf , double shot , look at me and my fancy over priced coffee.
Lose days of my life behind these people , filling stations should have a separate till for this sh#t !!!!
Let the rest of us get on and get some work done .
That is the problem with petrol motors, I will only have a diesel, the only one in the queue to fill up then is my tractor I've just filled up, cheaper too :LOL:
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
Comedian Dave Allen had a rant about this on one of his TV shows and it did actually happen to me (And probably you ). You are queuing in the Post Office, there are lots of people behind you too. The person being served next is an old lady and all she wants is ONE first class stamp ( Nothing else) it is for her lovely grandson's birthday card don't cha know and then she stands there for the next five minutes rummaging through her purse looking for the correct money and telling the poor girl behind the counter all about her wonderful grandchildren.....:facepalm:
And when you get your turn they pull blind down and say shut ?
 

Jim Bullock

Never Forgotten
Honorary Member
Comedian Dave Allen had a rant about this on one of his TV shows and it did actually happen to me (And probably you ). You are queuing in the Post Office, there are lots of people behind you too. The person being served next is an old lady and all she wants is ONE first class stamp ( Nothing else) it is for her lovely grandson's birthday card don't cha know and then she stands there for the next five minutes rummaging through her purse looking for the correct money and telling the poor girl behind the counter all about her wonderful grandchildren.....:facepalm:
Or getting behind the "eBay" trader with 16 parcels he wants a postage quotes for .... and he was behind the pensioner who has just been done for speeding and is going on a speed awareness course which requires paper work to be sent by special delivery and you have to hear all about his crime in detail....
 
Location
Wales
Or getting behind the "eBay" trader with 16 parcels he wants a postage quotes for .... and he was behind the pensioner who has just been done for speeding and is going on a speed awareness course which requires paper work to be sent by special delivery and you have to hear all about his crime in detail....

Sounds like a perfect place to go to research my next novel ;) hahahahaha
 
Slow / poor payers has already been mentioned, but a particular bugbear for me with an added dimension;

Customer goes out of terms.
Account gets blocked from head office.
Customer needs urgent parts / materials and orders them. Is not informed that account on stop.
Goods they are expecting do not arrive on time causing crisis.
I chase customer, customer pays all outstanding on same-day transfer.
I chase Accounts to release (Germany or Switzerland). They have to get authorisation.
Customer screaming.
Days pass.
Account released.
Goods ship.

Customer forgets last month's experience and is late paying again.

Rinse and repeat.

Must take up 25% of my working life.
 
Oh, and the sodding Lottery. Why can this not be on slot machines? Why do you have to block the queue for ten minutes having your numbers checked (you can't do it yourself?) then dither about which draws / scratchcards you want to spend your £2 winnings on this time?

And coffee in pubs. Even worse than coffee in petrol stations. Five seconds to pull a pint, five minutes to dick around making a macchiato when the bar is three deep and I'm spitting feathers waiting for a pint of ale?
 
Location
Wales
Oh, and the sodding Lottery. Why can this not be on slot machines? Why do you have to block the queue for ten minutes having your numbers checked (you can't do it yourself?) then dither about which draws / scratchcards you want to spend your £2 winnings on this time?

And coffee in pubs. Even worse than coffee in petrol stations. Five seconds to pull a pint, five minutes to dick around making a macchiato when the bar is three deep and I'm spitting feathers waiting for a pint of ale?

Solutions to those problems are simples... ;)
1 drop that customer, or give them a letter which explains terms of how you want to work, no agreement no business.
2 make your own coffee, even better buy a coffee machine, saves a lot of time.
3 do online lottery, makes better sense. Or even better why gamble at all? You could stop playing it and use the money towards somit else ;)

Being a bit cheeky here I think, but just some ideas :angelic:(y)
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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