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Author Topic: Things that make you go WTF? MkII  (Read 48806 times)
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« Reply #800 on: August 14, 2018, 01:23:16 am »

Well.....after a long discussion with the Council and local estate agents, property managment firms etc, it turns out :

1) The council information is PISS POOR. The website information is vague at best and downright confusing at worst. Some is also factually incorrect.  Roll Eyes

2) The council have not actually completely informed most of the property management companies and agents about the details of the licence - most are unaware if the licence renews each year or lasts five years... Most are still waiting for their questions to be answered weeks later.

3) The ONLY person at the council who seems to know what the F is going on, is in fact still on holiday (hence nobody knows what the hell is going on).  Huh

4) After playing "pass the phone call" with several people / departments, I finally got somebody who could confirm the licence fee lasts for the entire 5 year period. I now know more than most of the professionals dealing with hundreds of properties. This is also good news as the costs have just dropped significantly, though this year for me is still going suck big time.


Spoke to the estate agent I use to advertise my properties, they also offer property management services and the costs are very reasonable. Strongly considering handing over the affected properties to them, which means I no longer have to deal directly with the council or waste any more money on the mandatory stupid and expensive "training courses" run  by them. They are willing to tailor their services to allow me to still use my own workmen for maintenance and safety checks etc. If we can come to some sort of agreement, I'm pretty sure this is the way to go.

I will continue to run my other properties myself, they are not in the licence area, so everything continues as normal.


This whole licence thing is totally FUBAR! The best bit is the council have been running licences in other areas for the last  SEVEN YEARS! It's not like they have never done it before...  WTF??   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #801 on: August 14, 2018, 02:49:52 pm »

Council knowing what they are doing? Not seen on this side of the channel.

Some years ago there was a big census.

I received a questionnaire and was "politely" asked to return it until date X.
How big is the house, garden, how many rooms, built, renovated....the whole stuff.

Took about 2 hours to complete.

Made a copy. Put the original in an envelope and did not send it but put it directly into their sealed box in their office (which happened to be door to door with my office).

Case closed. NOT!

A month after date x i received a letter informing me that my questionnaire had not been returned any if I would not until date Y a fine of 1000 € (or so) would be imposed.
I phoned them.
-We did not receive it. When did you send it?
*I dropped it into the sealed box in your Braunschweig office.
-We have no information that it is there.
*Why don't you just phone them and check?
-We do not do this.
*Why not?
-We have sooo much work. Do you have a receipt?
*The sealed box with the big sign on it "insert census papers here" did not issue a receipt! But I have a copy I can send.
-No, we need the original questionnaire with watermark.....
*then send me another one and I will fill that in.
-We cannot do that. We have just printed enough to send out.
...
I talked them into checking and calling me back.

Nothing happened for a month.
I phoned them again.

-Yes, it is all fine. The questionnaire was in Braunschweig office.
*As I said. But why did no-one bother to call me and inform me that the problem is solved?
-We do not do this. Why should we?
*BECAUSE YOU THREATENED WITH A FINE OF 1000 €!
-You should not take that too seriously....
*I should not take you seriously, ok.
-We were soooo surprised about how many questionnaires were returned and we were soooo covered in work.
*You did not know how many questionnaires you would receive?
-No! How should we know?
*Well I know
-I doubt that. How should YOU know how many we would receive?
*Easy. Just the amount of questionnaires you sent out.
-Oh
...
things went downhill from there.

I have no idea what qualifications are needed but this department must consist of hand-picked numbskulls.
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« Reply #802 on: August 14, 2018, 05:00:41 pm »

/obscene expression/

That's where it came from. When the Soviet Union did not need so many official papers. And at the same time, we blamed the bureaucracy. Although it may be nostalgia for the good old time Smiley

But now it is for sure: registration, re-registration, registration in a new format. Control, accounting and extortion.
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« Reply #803 on: August 21, 2018, 07:11:28 pm »

Eyeball tattoos.
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« Reply #804 on: August 22, 2018, 08:40:31 am »

Saw a vehicle registration plate today: WTF-***!
Not sure I could drive around with that, if it were mine! Grin
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« Reply #805 on: August 24, 2018, 06:45:29 am »

Sorry, the link doesn't work for me, so I must assume it doesn't work for anyone else, either. Mods, please remove this post if you wish.

(it was a vid that had to do with an amphibious jeep-like thing that apparently could outrun a cabin cruiser on the water)
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« Reply #806 on: August 25, 2018, 03:10:15 am »

This is the video that I tried to link to above, this time using The  copy on Youtube...


WaterCar Panther - The Most Fun Vehicle on the Planet! - www.WaterCar.com
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« Reply #807 on: August 27, 2018, 09:25:18 pm »

I tried to fix the link above, but could not get it to work. Looks like Youtube has changed something recently, the video embedding is broken again.  Roll Eyes

WTF is up with youtube, it's like they go out of their way to annoy people thesedays!  Huh
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« Reply #808 on: August 28, 2018, 02:03:09 am »

This is the video that I tried to link to above, this time using The  copy on Youtube...


http://youtu.be/2150iFXF5Vc


ahhhhh

its a jetboat equiped with driven wheels.
works much better than trying to waterproof a car and drive a ship screw ( technical term for a boat propellor )

the embed thing might be a flash now?
and the forum doesn't seem to "do" flash...

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« Reply #809 on: August 28, 2018, 09:17:56 am »

You guys want a WTF? Here. I give you a WTF:

Tesla Boy - Circles (Official)
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« Reply #810 on: August 31, 2018, 08:03:17 am »

You guys want a WTF? Here. I give you a WTF:

Tesla Boy - Circles (Official)




Now, that, admiral, is truly a righteous WTF!




I tried to fix the link above, but could not get it to work. Looks like Youtube has changed something recently, the video embedding is broken again.  Roll Eyes

WTF is up with youtube, it's like they go out of their way to annoy people thesedays!  Huh





Sorry, Siliconous. I must admit I have no idea, either.
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« Reply #811 on: September 01, 2018, 10:09:55 pm »

This is the video that I tried to link to above, this time using The  copy on Youtube...


WaterCar Panther - The Most Fun Vehicle on the Planet! - [url=http://www.WaterCar.com]www.WaterCar.com[/url]


Looks like a fun vehicle- IF I was a lot younger, & rich...
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« Reply #812 on: September 14, 2018, 07:16:22 am »

During this start to the Hurricane Season: The "Waffle House Index" is my WRF. It's not a joke, that is one of the metrics used by the United States FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) to measure the strength of a hurricane at a given location.

Apparently Waffle House shops are very resilient, require a very small contingent of extremely brave slaves employees and can generate their own power under adverse conditions. Because of this resiliency, FEMA came up with a "Waffle House Index" which represents how bad conditions on the ground are during a storm, depending on what kind of service a given Waffle House can provide!


Said Waffle Houses have developed an "Emergency Menu" to be used during natural calamities, such as Hurricane Florence, now battering the coast of the Carolinas in the Eastern Seaboard of the US.

This is the current menu as of 10pm GMT yesterday night

I don't see any waffles, should I be worried?
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« Reply #813 on: September 16, 2018, 12:25:40 pm »

I believe Green is all things are normal, Amber is emergency menu and Red is closed.
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« Reply #814 on: September 16, 2018, 05:41:23 pm »

That's not amber, it's yellow.
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« Reply #815 on: October 06, 2018, 06:14:37 am »

Why is there a French word for "recipé" (recette) when "recipé" is already French?
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« Reply #816 on: October 06, 2018, 06:40:33 am »

I got this email a few days ago...

"I am Noak. Isn't 'RioTinto' is one of your pass? I have the taped video of your cam showing your immoral sexual actions and clip you watched with the help of my virus which was running on the website you visited to watch the x-rated videos. In the video clip you really are appearing interesting.

My malware then gave all of your mail and Facebook contacts to me.

I will send your video to your contacts unless you send me 6000 USD via Bit coin in the next 36 hours to the below address:
B I T C O I N Address: 1PrQQNu4ietSzz8wQeFWKFtSVnVv25UppT
Make sure to Copy and Paste address because it is CasE SenSiTiVe.

Once I get the money, I will destroy your video and every other information I have about you.

If I do not get the money, I will send your recording to every contact of yours. Just consider about the embarrassment that you receive. or if you happen to be in a romance, just how it will certainly affect?

If you want proof? Reply "Yes", & I will email your recording to 9 of your mail contactsright now.

Many thanks
Noak Imbens "

It gave us all a good laugh as it was filled with so very many glaring errors. 1. I don't have a camera on my computer. 2. Rio Tinto is not and has never been my password. 3. I don't have a Facebook account. 4. If I had been watching porn (and enjoying it), I really wouldn't care if any of my contacts knew.

And finally, it was nice that Noak thought I was "appearing interesting".
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« Reply #817 on: October 06, 2018, 06:52:40 am »

"I am Noak. Isn't 'RioTinto' is one of your pass?

Obviously Noak has rocks in their head.

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« Reply #818 on: October 06, 2018, 07:54:52 am »

Only people who work there would be daft enough to use "RioTinto" as their password!

Synistor, nice to 'appearing interesting' via non-existent camera - well done!

Spam hammer applied, of course!
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« Reply #819 on: October 06, 2018, 09:11:44 pm »

I've had versions of this about 6 times now.  And yes, I do not have a camera, etc etc.
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« Reply #820 on: November 19, 2018, 06:21:53 pm »

Wombats poop cubes.
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« Reply #821 on: November 20, 2018, 02:37:37 am »

Our wombats are just one of a few weird species that inhabit this end of the world!
After all, who could have imagined a platypus before seeing one!
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« Reply #822 on: November 20, 2018, 08:47:28 am »

...who could have imagined a platypus before seeing one!

The creator seems to have emptied his spares box.

Also seems to have a good sense of humour, think about a skunk.....
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« Reply #823 on: November 21, 2018, 05:37:30 am »

I have heard stories of cars ending up worse than wombats on hitting them. Builtin solid rear defense, it seems.

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« Reply #824 on: November 21, 2018, 11:11:11 am »

Wombats, especially fully-grown males, have incredibly heavy and dense skulls - wombat v car, car usually loses, wombat may or may not survive, depending on where you hit him. Wombat v truck, wombat loses.Speed humps are called wombats, because if you hit them at speed the consequences for the front end of your car are roughly the same - toast!
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