Count to 10.

62tucker

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When have you had to count to 10 or keep your gob shut for the sake of peace/not upsetting someone/friendship/family. When really you want to say what’s really on your mind and blow your top..

The other week me and daughter had spent 3 days painting her new house before she moved in. . Her lad was on 12 hr shifts so hadn’t been up. Anyway he turned up about 2pm one day and sat on settee while me and her prepared and painted the whole living room skirting boards. He never lifted a finger. I kept quiet for her sake really but let her know later how pissed off I was.
Also they had a lot of rubbish and the tip is only a mile away. She asked me what should she do with all the rubbish. I said tip. She said he not put it in his car. I said well either will I then.
I sure you lot have a lot worse than them examples. I have concerning the ex wife.
 

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Don’t say owt don’t expect owt to change, this morning in Tesco garage a queue of 7 people 1 till open I shouted by the time I get served the diesel will have evaporated, result they opened another 2 tills?
 

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Ive found with construction, thats its best to do your own thing

typical example was, for the last five years, a local contractor chased my ass to go and work 10 hour days, 7 days a week on a contract that required my old school skills, now you woulda thought that he knew what I was like and how I work by then wouldnt you

well this year, he caled again, need you mick can you come again, I was on another job at the time, but being as it was him, i spoke to the mush on the present job and got a leave of abscence for a 12 week, as long as I came back to do the refurb after

all well and good, the first day on the summer job, I turn up early and am walked through what was required this year by the foreman, tools out and making a start before the start time really, but hey ho Im there

the big boss and little boss turn up after an hour or so and walk me through it again, then give me the drawings, spec sheets, mats lists etc

by now, i need a smoke, so being as theres no smoking on the site, I pop out the gate for one, 5 mins later the big boss comes and finds me and calls me back in, okay Ive had a smoke, back in and setting out and grafting

dinner time shows 12.30, so I go out the gates to eat my snap, 10 mins into it, big boss comes out again, a truck has turned up and needs unloading, well Im craft, not labour, but i pack my snap up and go back to unload the truck, do that then back to work, aint had a fag or even finished my snap mind you

about 2.30, i really need a fag, so out the gate again, no sooner than I spark up (my fags are ready rolled) hes there again dragging me back in

sorta bo11ox me, stating my fag smoking habits might be a problem this year, treats me like a kid caught behind the bike sheds

pi55ed off aint the word, so I go back, collect up my tools, load em in the van and go to the office, hand back the Hi-vis and the passes-ID cards

he says, your need them tomorrow, no I wont says I, I aint coming back

Mental he goes, spouting off about whats he gonna do now, whos gonna do the specialised stuff, dont care says I, not my problem

back to the other job, where Im appreciated
 

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You're alot more patient than me. I'd of done a Dell Boy and scurried off same day. Being a chippy like yourself Mick we are expected to sort all the ? out and still take it on the chin

I normally fit kitchens which are in the stratosphere in terms of pricing. Got mucked about this year on a couple of jobs one of which was in New York so jumped on site with some pals doing student accommodation in Manchester. 300 lads maybe on here plus mgmt. 95% of them are utter Cee u next Tuesday. £20ph which ain't the best but I'll live with it for now

Got a call earlier in the week offering £18 showroom fitting nationwide with all expenses. 84 hours per week. Weren't too interested but it's there all the same
 

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Don’t say owt don’t expect owt to change, this morning in Tesco garage a queue of 7 people 1 till open I shouted by the time I get served the diesel will have evaporated, result they opened another 2 tills?
I hate standing at a bar and getting served well after others who come up after me

Last time I said "nice to see my invisible vest is working. I'll go and rob a f o o o king bank"
 

mickthechippy

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Job of work Im on now,

is a full refurb to an Art Deco mansion built in 1905, quite a strange place really, built on a cliff side overlooking the sea, originally built for a lord and lady

not had a lot of looking after for the last 50 odd years of the present owner, the old mans died and one of the sons has got me in to do a plethora of different work,

leaves me alone, he gone off to croatia to work, hes a film director, working on one with nicholas cage at the moment

His mum still lives in the house, and I get on great with her, shes got a fantastic sense of humour for an 85 year old

I turn up when I want, normally a 3 day week, each month I send the son pictures and a bill, he just sends some money to my bank, normally in 1k multiples

jobs nice if a bit dirty, been in the floor spaces this week repairing-replacing suspended joists, and a tad of brickwork to the dwarf walls

next week i will be back either ripping out an old bath/shower room along with the existing lead pipes and refitting a new (if they decided what style they want yet, or drop back on the repairs to the sash windows

and I can take the dog too, (but the old dear spoils him lol)
 

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Don’t say owt don’t expect owt to change, this morning in Tesco garage a queue of 7 people 1 till open I shouted by the time I get served the diesel will have evaporated, result they opened another 2 tills?
I remember a similar thing happened to me, I was in a large queue in the bank, with only one teller on. I asked the manager who was sat at his desk, if it would be ok to go get my guitar and start busking. He soon put another girl on.
 

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Me and Gert were in a restaurant were seated got our Drinks and handed the Menu. We ordered a 2 course dinner and before the 2nd course had come we were on our 3rd Drink, at this point the Manager was asking customers if everything was ok to which i asked is the food Reasonably Priced because you make money outta the customers Drinking more waiting for the Food ? he was a bit embarrassed by my Question so to the fact we weren't charged for our Drinks.
 
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