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Author Topic: Y'know what really grinds my gears?  (Read 115138 times)

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1275 on: 23 May, 2019, 03:45:07 pm »
When you explicitly in a person’s face tells him that you have not watch the current season of a show and do NOT want to know what is going to happen. He then @ full blast rattle of everything that is going to happen in the show. >:(

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1276 on: 26 May, 2019, 08:20:37 pm »
I bought a shiny new motorbike just over a month ago - two and a half grand, great value but still about three months of extra work and saving for me. As the only form of personal transport I've had in two years, life instantly became more easier and more fun.

 Last Monday morning, you guessed it, some prick stole it from outside my home.

Please don't give me any advice about how to secure it - I know.  My only hope is this: a neighbour of mine (possibly dodgy past but an absolute gent) spotted somebody riding it where he's from (also a slightly dodgy area). His adult son is planning to find who it is and deal with the problem.  Might not be possible, of course, but I'm not asking any questions but I won't lose any sleep.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1277 on: 27 May, 2019, 12:49:23 pm »
Ah, that's lousy, Jay. Best of luck getting your bike back and bad suss and curses on the pond-life that stole it.

Cheers and take care - Paddy

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1278 on: 27 May, 2019, 05:11:40 pm »
Thanks Paddy
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1279 on: 27 May, 2019, 06:56:06 pm »
Go full John Wick on ‘em. :-)
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1280 on: 27 May, 2019, 07:16:17 pm »

That sucks, JBC - hopefully the insurance will cover it if the Boys in Blue draw a blank.


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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1281 on: 27 May, 2019, 07:54:16 pm »
Blimey! Hope you get some Justice, and your Bike back JBC.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1282 on: 27 May, 2019, 08:06:24 pm »
Crikey, JBC, hope your bike finds its way back to you.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1283 on: 27 May, 2019, 08:07:09 pm »
Go full John Wick on ‘em. :-)

I've found myself a whole lot less anti-violence than usual lately :)

Sharky, the Boys in Blue won't draw a blank - they won't even look.  When I lost money in a property scam a few years ago, I found the guy's address in fifteen minutes; it took them a year and a half to discover he'd already been in prison

It's either vigilante justice or the insurance, I'm afraid!
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1284 on: 27 May, 2019, 09:03:24 pm »

Makes my blood boil that does, JBC.

Believe it or believe it not, I've recently become friends with a policeman. Of course, the day we met I told him all about my adventures with his colleagues - the false accusations they made against me, the "missing" cctv footage that showed what really happened and all the rest of it - and he just nodded resignedly. "All too common," he said sadly.

When I told him I eventually got a couple of grand off them to basically go away, his eyebrows shot up so fast he nearly knocked his own ears off. "Blimey," he said, "I'm impressed. People generally get fuck all off Lancashire Police."

He's told me other stories as well and I'm astounded how closely our opinions match. It's sad how this guy (who's been on the force for decades and is looking forward to retirement) and his colleagues know how poorly the police serve the public and how vigorously they protect themselves and the upper portions of society.

Out of uniform he's a nice bloke - he gave me a bottle of scotch today as a thank you for helping him out with a couple of unrelated and relatively trivial matters - and he can't wait to be done with his job.

It was hard for me to even talk to him at first but I'm glad I overcame my prejudice. It doesn't mean I'll ever trust the Force again, of course, but it goes to show that they're just normal folk under the uniform.

I hope you get your bike back, JBC, and don't have to resort to Bronsonesque shenanigans to do so.


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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1285 on: 01 June, 2019, 10:16:15 pm »
Go full John Wick on ‘em. :-)

I've found myself a whole lot less anti-violence than usual lately :)

Sharky, the Boys in Blue won't draw a blank - they won't even look.  When I lost money in a property scam a few years ago, I found the guy's address in fifteen minutes; it took them a year and a half to discover he'd already been in prison

It's either vigilante justice or the insurance, I'm afraid!

I'll tell you what I know: Fuck all, that's what.  I've just received a call from the boys in blue who have found my bike and checked it for fingerprints.  It was in the area where my neighbour said he spotted it - for all I know he may have had a hand in it being left out to find; I might never know.

I've bad-mouthed the coppers many times on this forum, but this time, well, I've got to hand it to them.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1286 on: 04 June, 2019, 08:17:58 pm »
Delighted to see that your vehicle was recovered, Jaysus. And as you say, fair play to the Guards for their work in getting it back. Just hope that the officer in the link below is not the one investigating the theft, lol.

PS: Your story gives a new meaning to the expression: "Christ on a Bike!"  :D

https://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/b2/b2bb9abfbe62f8d6e490c7cbffbdcc7a.gif



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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1287 on: 04 June, 2019, 10:27:32 pm »


PS: Your story gives a new meaning to the expression: "Christ on a Bike!"  :D



Well played, sir! 😊

Odd situation, really - my hardcase, well-connected neighbour spots the bike in his own neighbourhood, he says 'leave it with me,' then 5 days later it shows up. I'll probably never know if anything went down behind the scenes.  Probably for the best.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1288 on: 08 June, 2019, 06:11:47 pm »
Last post on the subject, sorry. Went to pick up my recovered bike the other day. What the old bill didn't tell me was that it was pretty much written off by the thieves trying to strip it for parts.  So all I have now is the scrap value and the hope of an insurance claim.  And the coppers only picked it up because it was unlicensed - it was the storage warehouse staff who recognised it had been stolen.  So I was wrong - the cops are pretty much as crap as I'd previously believed.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1289 on: 08 June, 2019, 06:40:37 pm »

Aw crap.