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    Default Gripe of the Day thread.

    The thread for having a whinge, just to relieve the feelings.

    What's today's gripe?
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    It's not very often that we invite a friend round to supper and to play music at our house, as we have done for tonight.

    And it's not often that I wake up with a sore throat.

    But guess what?

    Just my luck!
    ~ Mollie ~
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    We need a printer just a few times per year, and by then the ink has always dried up (or so it says). So we ditched the printer and do our printing off-line at a shop in walking distance. Unfortunately, we came across a couple of important sites recently that required printing on-line, without the option to export the filled in forms as pdf.
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    Get a laser printer, they don't have the ink problem, some are now not much dearer than an ink jet; also if you take cost per page into consideration a laser is much cheaper to run. Befgore retirement I spent some time repairing printers, we had way more Epson ink jets in for repair than all makes of laser.
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    Today I received yet another charity collection bag, the 4th in this last week. I probably average 8 a month. They’re mostly for clothes but some are for bric-a-brac, CDs, books etc. One of them, a children’s charity, puts a bag through once a month! This is ridiculous, how can one average household collect enough stuff to fill more than a couple of bags a year?
    I’m completely fed up with having a pile of large plastic bags I can’t dispose of, though I’m sure a lot of people will just chuck them in the bin adding to the plastic waste that’s taking over the world.
    I don’t know what the answer is.

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    I wish people would learn how to park their cars, or else get a smaller car they can park or take the bus!

    http://badparking.us/
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
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    We've had our house up for sale for 4 months and visitors, never abundant, have now more or less dried up as we approach the dead season - house sales down the lowest for five years nationwide, it seems.

    So on the day that we have one of these rare visits scheduled, my cold has worsened, not got better as I hoped, and we'll have to cancel.

    I don't think it's likely I'll be going to the Scottish dance tomorrow night either.

    When you're well, you never can remember how it feels to be ill - and vice versa.

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    And there was somebody else wanting to come round in the afternoon, while I'm still cowped out on my bed of snockliness.

    Reminds me of that saying about the buses...
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    My gripe is POLITICS. It's the bane of civilization

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    My house took over a year (Feb2014-Mar2015) to sell and asking price was dropped from 240K to 210K.
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    Insurance companies that put someone whose house caught fire in another house that isn't suitable to live in without enough bedrooms for the family.

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    Packaging of pills; no matter which end you open it's always the one with the read this page(s) impeding access to the pills, when you've been taking the same prescription for years you don't need to read that lot every time. I have various pills that come in foil packs in boxes, for some reason two types of pill the same size come in vastly different packages, one being about twice the size of the other, why should this be? The pills themselves are different colours so little chance of getting mixed up.

    While on the subject of packaging not only pills but just about everything else; foil packs, blister packs all go to make more waste to be disposed of; a box containing 28 pills that could quite easily contain a hundred or more, or a blister pack containing a dozen screws, or 2 hinges; there is a local ironmongers that still sells nuts, bolts, screws, nails etc loose, you ask them by weight ounces or pounds.

    Not only is there more waste, but transport cost must figure too, the packaging takes up space so needing more and/or larger vehicles to transport it, hence more fuel needed; the only people to really benefit are the plastic and card industry that make all the packaging, and the parasites that "design" said packaging, who also rake it in by rebranding and similar unnecessary exercises.

    There is also a certain amount of frustration at times getting the product out of its packaging
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Packaging of pills; no matter which end you open it's always the one with the read this page(s) impeding access to the pills, when you've been taking the same prescription for years you don't need to read that lot every time.
    I thought that until I got a rodent ulcer. The doctor told me it was a known side effect of the pills I'd been taking for over 5 years. I had the old leaflet and skin cancer / light sensitivity was about number 20 on the list of common side effects. When I checked the latest leaflet it had gone up to number 3 i.e. a really common side effect.

    My favourite side effect that I've seen is "Risk of sudden death"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    I thought that until I got a rodent ulcer. The doctor told me it was a known side effect of the pills I'd been taking for over 5 years. I had the old leaflet and skin cancer / light sensitivity was about number 20 on the list of common side effects. When I checked the latest leaflet it had gone up to number 3 i.e. a really common side effect.
    It’s more likely that the basal cell cancer (aka rodent ulcer) was caused by sun damage going back many years, although it’s conceivable that the light sensitivity from the medication was insult-on-injury making the BCC more likely to occur sooner. These are often associated with the same chronic skin damage causation as seborrheic keratosis and the precancerous actinic keratosis.

    Just went through a basal cell ca treatment myself. Choices to consider were Mohs surgery (wide excision because it was fairly large), low-dose radiation or the locally applied imiquimod cream. The latter is interesting in that it fires up the immune system to create a major inflammatory reaction against only abnormal skin cells. It was my choice and I applied it 5 days on, 2 days off over 6 weeks.

    It doesn’t look pretty after 2-3 weeks, but I ended up with what looks like a cure with no scarring. Incidentally, if it hadn’t been high on my forehead, I might have chosen the surgery. Problem is, at that location, there isn’t much subcutaneous tissue and it might have required skin-grafting to repair.
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    One of those days, had to go to the supermarket, ru8nning out of a few essentials, half mile tailback on the ring road, every traffic light went red as I approached; Tesco did not have any 6 pint milk, except a couple with sell by monday, so had to get a 4 pint, out of stock of some other things I need, went to the DIY store for a couple of other things, nil stock, so brave the traffic, avoid the ring road, traffic still heavy and red lights still saw me coming. Shoulda spent the day in bed!

    One thing the DIY store had that was way cheaper than Amazon, 2Kw convector heater, DIY £12, Amazon identical models but with a number of different brand names prices from £17.49 up to £28, probably all made in the same factory in China.
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