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  • Welcome to the grumpy old man thread.

    I'm not sure 51 counts as old and to quote @dogmeat ...

    @dogmeat said in Results of the RWC XV voting:

    @Hooroo Laugh while you can piston wristed gibbon 😉 A helluva lot of you pricks are now older (not wiser) than I was when I joined TSF.

    You'll be off to the clinic for your first colonoscopy before you know it.

    ... but grumpy? Fuck yeah.

    So it's not a colonoscopy but why the fuck do retirees feel the need to turn up so early for blood tests when those of us who are still having to work for a living have to queue behind these people who could sleep in a bit?

    Posted from Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology clinic, sitting with 15 in the queue, two of us of working age.

    Go back to bed Boomers. Us GenX have to get to work.



  • So old mate in the fluoro has had to bale.

    So as far as I can see I'm now the only person of working age left in the waiting room.



  • I suggest you head over to the Hawt thread, it’s suited for dirty old men (98% of the fern)



  • So this is a grumpy old man thread to complain about even grumpier old men?

    I'm in.



  • @Nepia said in Aging:

    So this is a grumpy old man thread to complain about even grumpier old men?

    I'm in.

    Me too.

    Can I just add my hatred of the term 'You got this'.



  • @Crucial said in Aging:

    @Nepia said in Aging:

    So this is a grumpy old man thread to complain about even grumpier old men?

    I'm in.

    Me too.

    Can I just add my hatred of the term 'You got this'.

    Ok Boomer



  • @booboo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    @Nepia said in Aging:

    So this is a grumpy old man thread to complain about even grumpier old men?

    I'm in.

    Me too.

    Can I just add my hatred of the term 'You got this'.

    Ok Boomer

    Apparently just Gen X according to some.

    Don't know what's worse.



  • @booboo I feel your pain.

    Similarly why the fuck do they have to do their shopping at the weekend? FFS you stupid old fluffybunnies you have all week to buy your incontinence pads - why wait until the supermarket is packed with us wage slaves at the weekend.

    Also have your fucking card ready lady. I understand you probably have early dementia but surely it's not a shock that you are going to have to pay for said incontinence pads and / or that you will struggle to find your card in the small houselot of bric-a-bac and assorted shit you call your handbag. So please God don't wait until everything is swiped through the reader before you even contemplate looking for it.

    Finally the checkout operator is not your friend. They do not need to hear about your hip operation while the rest of us wait. Thank fuck for self checkouts - although just last week I stood in line for one of those to clear while some old dear parked her trolley and waited for someone to appear and process her shopping for her.

    I think they do it just because they can. Miserable old fucks taking delight in pissing the rest of us off



  • this thread is going to get delicious



  • I feel like we will hit a lot of tangents, but seeing as we have started in supermarkets.

    Don't park your trolley on one side of the aisle, and then browse the other side, thus taking up the whole fucking aisle

    Don't stop at the congested end of the aisle, and take your time to consider if you need to go down that aisle.

    If you have a trolley full of shit, don't fucking go to the fucking self serve checkout and hold the fucking rest of us up. In and out fuckers.



  • You could write a whole book about how people ignore supermarket etiquette.

    One that fuckin' annoys me is people with a trolley stopping in the middle of an aisle to have a conversation, and blocking everyone else from being able to go past them.



  • Mothers in the supermarket on weekdays piss me off. Yes you're a Mum with a couple of brats ... doesn't mean you have extra permission to do everything @mariner4life just wrote below.



  • Self Serve Checkouts should have a time limit on them. IMO they exist for people in a hurry so don't fuck around.
    Special hate reserved for those that make the self serve a 'learning experience' for their children and let them scan things!



  • @Bovidae said in Aging:

    You could write a whole book about how people ignore supermarket etiquette.

    One that fuckin' annoys me is people with a trolley stopping in the middle of an aisle to have a conversation, and blocking everyone else from being able to go past them.

    12 items or less aisles! Don't you turn up with your 13th item!!!

    I have once been asked to come into the 12 items or less by the checkout operator and I told them I had 15 items and couldn't! It's a principle thing.



  • In saying all that, you don't know supermarket pain until you have shopped Whangamata New World on Christmas Even or New Years eve.



  • @Crucial said in Aging:

    Self Serve Checkouts should have a time limit on them. IMO they exist for people in a hurry so don't fuck around.
    Special hate reserved for those that make the self serve a 'learning experience' for their children and let them scan things!

    When they first came out in NZ my niece begged me to let her do it - that lasted about 30 seconds as it took her that much time to scan one bloody product.

    Although she's turning 20 this year and she's still f-king slow at scanning stuff.



  • I'm definitely cynical beyond my years posting in here for the last decade with you grumpy old men.



  • @Crucial said in Aging:

    Self Serve Checkouts should have a time limit on them. IMO they exist for people in a hurry so don't fuck around.
    Special hate reserved for those that make the self serve a 'learning experience' for their children and let them scan things!

    100%. The assholes that bring their trolleys down the self-service checkouts do my head in.



  • Supermarket pain seems to be amplified when in the UK. At least in NZ the staff usually at least try to be helpful.

    I very quickly learned that most of the pain could be removed using an online supermarket. Lucky for us the distribution centre was not far so if you booked an early morning delivery slot 99% of the time you were first delivery and didn't have to wonder when they were turning up.
    Found I spent less as well as you don't trawl the aisles or make impulse purchases as easy. Just check and adjust your usual items and hit go.



  • @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Bovidae said in Aging:

    You could write a whole book about how people ignore supermarket etiquette.

    One that fuckin' annoys me is people with a trolley stopping in the middle of an aisle to have a conversation, and blocking everyone else from being able to go past them.

    12 items or less aisles! Don't you turn up with your 13th item!!!

    I have once been asked to come into the 12 items or less by the checkout operator and I told them I had 15 items and couldn't! It's a principle thing.

    That one is on you. If I have 15 items and that aisle is empty I'm in it.



  • Yep @Crucial has got it. Just do online, either have it delivered to your door or what we do now is 'click and collect' add your groceries to the app and select a pickup time. You park at a side door, knock, give them your reference, they give you the groceries and you are done. In and out in under 5 mins.



  • @Crucial said in Aging:

    Supermarket pain seems to be amplified when in the UK. At least in NZ the staff usually at least try to be helpful.

    I very quickly learned that most of the pain could be removed using an online supermarket. Lucky for us the distribution centre was not far so if you booked an early morning delivery slot 99% of the time you were first delivery and didn't have to wonder when they were turning up.
    Found I spent less as well as you don't trawl the aisles or make impulse purchases as easy. Just check and adjust your usual items and hit go.

    I couldn't believe the cost in London last year for a cart full of groceries and booze. When the price came up I exclaimed "Really?!?" and the checkout operator thought I was saying it was expensive.

    It's sooooo much cheaper than a cart full in NZ.



  • I actually like grocery shopping. Especially if i am alone. Put by earphones in, listen to music, and get my food for the week. A relaxing hour by myself with a coffee. As long as people respect basic fucking protocols.



  • @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    Supermarket pain seems to be amplified when in the UK. At least in NZ the staff usually at least try to be helpful.

    I very quickly learned that most of the pain could be removed using an online supermarket. Lucky for us the distribution centre was not far so if you booked an early morning delivery slot 99% of the time you were first delivery and didn't have to wonder when they were turning up.
    Found I spent less as well as you don't trawl the aisles or make impulse purchases as easy. Just check and adjust your usual items and hit go.

    I couldn't believe the cost in London last year for a cart full of groceries and booze. When the price came up I exclaimed "Really?!?" and the checkout operator thought I was saying it was expensive.

    It's sooooo much cheaper than a cart full in NZ.

    really depends on what you buy and/or the quality level you are happy with. Some items I used to do a double take on how expensive they were. Some were same price in £s as $s.
    Of course there is also no such thing as seasonal pricing on fruit and veg. You pay the same all year and the supermarkets source it from cheap suppliers around the world. I tend to buy seasonally in NZ and don't waste money on buying stuff in scarce supply.
    The other thing is the availability of what would be an imported or boutique product in NZ at a high price whereby in the UK you can get it cheap e.g. fish mozzarella or real Parmesan. Then again something like a tasty cheddar is equiv of $16 for a kg block.
    Food prices in general are kept down a lot by being part of a massive EU market. One of the reasons I couldn't understand why anyone would vote Brexit. The local products are higher priced than the EU imported for sure.



  • @Crucial said in Aging:

    @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    Supermarket pain seems to be amplified when in the UK. At least in NZ the staff usually at least try to be helpful.

    I very quickly learned that most of the pain could be removed using an online supermarket. Lucky for us the distribution centre was not far so if you booked an early morning delivery slot 99% of the time you were first delivery and didn't have to wonder when they were turning up.
    Found I spent less as well as you don't trawl the aisles or make impulse purchases as easy. Just check and adjust your usual items and hit go.

    I couldn't believe the cost in London last year for a cart full of groceries and booze. When the price came up I exclaimed "Really?!?" and the checkout operator thought I was saying it was expensive.

    It's sooooo much cheaper than a cart full in NZ.

    really depends on what you buy and/or the quality level you are happy with. Some items I used to do a double take on how expensive they were. Some were same price in £s as $s.
    Of course there is also no such thing as seasonal pricing on fruit and veg. You pay the same all year and the supermarkets source it from cheap suppliers around the world. I tend to buy seasonally in NZ and don't waste money on buying stuff in scarce supply.
    The other thing is the availability of what would be an imported or boutique product in NZ at a high price whereby in the UK you can get it cheap e.g. fish mozzarella or real Parmesan. Then again something like a tasty cheddar is equiv of $16 for a kg block.
    Food prices in general are kept down a lot by being part of a massive EU market. One of the reasons I couldn't understand why anyone would vote Brexit. The local products are higher priced than the EU imported for sure.

    As I said, a cart of groceries, generally speaking, not specifically.

    Heaps cheaper in London than NZ.... generally



  • @Hooroo for me it is the options...Mrs TR loves to watch those shop cheaper type programmes, which are in the UK, and the people can save £2-£3 on a certain item, whereas in NZ we have the big brand, another brand and then the supermarket brands, and often, there might only be $1 between them all.

    Shopping here is like going to Waitrose or Sainsbury and buying just top end stuff, but sometimes end up with Pams or Woolworth Value brands in your basket....

    Anyway, I remember when I got $3.60 for £1...not like those useless £1s today, lucky if I get $2!! Thats my aging issue 🙂



  • @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    Supermarket pain seems to be amplified when in the UK. At least in NZ the staff usually at least try to be helpful.

    I very quickly learned that most of the pain could be removed using an online supermarket. Lucky for us the distribution centre was not far so if you booked an early morning delivery slot 99% of the time you were first delivery and didn't have to wonder when they were turning up.
    Found I spent less as well as you don't trawl the aisles or make impulse purchases as easy. Just check and adjust your usual items and hit go.

    I couldn't believe the cost in London last year for a cart full of groceries and booze. When the price came up I exclaimed "Really?!?" and the checkout operator thought I was saying it was expensive.

    It's sooooo much cheaper than a cart full in NZ.

    really depends on what you buy and/or the quality level you are happy with. Some items I used to do a double take on how expensive they were. Some were same price in £s as $s.
    Of course there is also no such thing as seasonal pricing on fruit and veg. You pay the same all year and the supermarkets source it from cheap suppliers around the world. I tend to buy seasonally in NZ and don't waste money on buying stuff in scarce supply.
    The other thing is the availability of what would be an imported or boutique product in NZ at a high price whereby in the UK you can get it cheap e.g. fish mozzarella or real Parmesan. Then again something like a tasty cheddar is equiv of $16 for a kg block.
    Food prices in general are kept down a lot by being part of a massive EU market. One of the reasons I couldn't understand why anyone would vote Brexit. The local products are higher priced than the EU imported for sure.

    As I said, a cart of groceries, generally speaking, not specifically.

    Heaps cheaper in London than NZ.... generally

    What is a 'general' cart of groceries though?
    Buying the cheapest in the UK is cheaper than NZ, I agree. I could go to Lidl and fill a trolley full of shite for under a £100. Even buying the cheapest shite at Pak'N'Save would be well over that.
    Heaps cheaper though? Nah, not for me and I am the shopper in our house and currently working out prices etc and adjusting back to things here.



  • I'm going to ramp up the angry old man stakes.

    AMERICAN SPELLINGS

    Looking at you @booboo

    Aging FFS

    Right - back to supermarkets....



  • @Crucial said in Aging:

    @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    Supermarket pain seems to be amplified when in the UK. At least in NZ the staff usually at least try to be helpful.

    I very quickly learned that most of the pain could be removed using an online supermarket. Lucky for us the distribution centre was not far so if you booked an early morning delivery slot 99% of the time you were first delivery and didn't have to wonder when they were turning up.
    Found I spent less as well as you don't trawl the aisles or make impulse purchases as easy. Just check and adjust your usual items and hit go.

    I couldn't believe the cost in London last year for a cart full of groceries and booze. When the price came up I exclaimed "Really?!?" and the checkout operator thought I was saying it was expensive.

    It's sooooo much cheaper than a cart full in NZ.

    really depends on what you buy and/or the quality level you are happy with. Some items I used to do a double take on how expensive they were. Some were same price in £s as $s.
    Of course there is also no such thing as seasonal pricing on fruit and veg. You pay the same all year and the supermarkets source it from cheap suppliers around the world. I tend to buy seasonally in NZ and don't waste money on buying stuff in scarce supply.
    The other thing is the availability of what would be an imported or boutique product in NZ at a high price whereby in the UK you can get it cheap e.g. fish mozzarella or real Parmesan. Then again something like a tasty cheddar is equiv of $16 for a kg block.
    Food prices in general are kept down a lot by being part of a massive EU market. One of the reasons I couldn't understand why anyone would vote Brexit. The local products are higher priced than the EU imported for sure.

    As I said, a cart of groceries, generally speaking, not specifically.

    Heaps cheaper in London than NZ.... generally

    What is a 'general' cart of groceries though?
    Buying the cheapest in the UK is cheaper than NZ, I agree. I could go to Lidl and fill a trolley full of shite for under a £100. Even buying the cheapest shite at Pak'N'Save would be well over that.
    Heaps cheaper though? Nah, not for me and I am the shopper in our house and currently working out prices etc and adjusting back to things here.

    I can't remember dammit. It was the main supermarket in Loughton 🙂 Compared to New Worlds in the Waikato.

    Even buying a large multi bone ribeye. They were a bargain in comparison.



  • @dogmeat color me surprised!!



  • @taniwharugby asshole



  • @dogmeat said in Aging:

    I'm going to ramp up the angry old man stakes.

    AMERICAN SPELLINGS

    Looking at you @booboo

    Aging FFS

    Right - back to supermarkets....

    Also, people mixing up brought and bought.



  • @dogmeat said in Aging:

    I'm going to ramp up the angry old man stakes.
    AMERICAN SPELLINGS

    Agreed! And they're quite prevalent on this side of the ditch in wannabe little USA. I'm always firing up at my coworkers about them ... that and lack of version control.



  • @No-Quarter said in Aging:

    @dogmeat said in Aging:

    I'm going to ramp up the angry old man stakes.

    AMERICAN SPELLINGS

    Looking at you @booboo

    Aging FFS

    Right - back to supermarkets....

    Also, people mixing up brought and bought.

    I have a friend who hates this as well, I'm always telling him everything I 'brought' from the shops.



  • @dogmeat said in Aging:

    I'm going to ramp up the angry old man stakes.

    AMERICAN SPELLINGS

    Americanisms in general. Millennials using "like" in every sentence.

    I give my 8 yr old niece plenty of shit about rolling her Rs and she lives in Auckland. The reason? Mimicking accents from American youtubers. 🙄



  • @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Bovidae said in Aging:

    You could write a whole book about how people ignore supermarket etiquette.

    One that fuckin' annoys me is people with a trolley stopping in the middle of an aisle to have a conversation, and blocking everyone else from being able to go past them.

    12 items or less aisles! Don't you turn up with your 13th item!!!

    I have once been asked to come into the 12 items or less by the checkout operator and I told them I had 15 items and couldn't! It's a principle thing.

    Mrs Boo got taken through a 12 or less aisle when it was quiet with more than the requisite.

    If course it was then descended upon by everyone in the supermarket and she felt the full wrath of indignant people like us. Never again...



  • @booboo said in Aging:

    @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Bovidae said in Aging:

    You could write a whole book about how people ignore supermarket etiquette.

    One that fuckin' annoys me is people with a trolley stopping in the middle of an aisle to have a conversation, and blocking everyone else from being able to go past them.

    12 items or less aisles! Don't you turn up with your 13th item!!!

    I have once been asked to come into the 12 items or less by the checkout operator and I told them I had 15 items and couldn't! It's a principle thing.

    Mrs Boo got taken through a 12 or less aisle when it was quiet with more than the requisite.

    If course it was then descended upon by everyone in the supermarket and she felt the full wrath of indignant people like us. Never again...

    That's my fear! Getting welcomed in with my 15 items for then a large queue to form behind as I can all hear them counting my items in their mind!!



  • @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    @Hooroo said in Aging:

    @Crucial said in Aging:

    Supermarket pain seems to be amplified when in the UK. At least in NZ the staff usually at least try to be helpful.

    I very quickly learned that most of the pain could be removed using an online supermarket. Lucky for us the distribution centre was not far so if you booked an early morning delivery slot 99% of the time you were first delivery and didn't have to wonder when they were turning up.
    Found I spent less as well as you don't trawl the aisles or make impulse purchases as easy. Just check and adjust your usual items and hit go.

    I couldn't believe the cost in London last year for a cart full of groceries and booze. When the price came up I exclaimed "Really?!?" and the checkout operator thought I was saying it was expensive.

    It's sooooo much cheaper than a cart full in NZ.

    really depends on what you buy and/or the quality level you are happy with. Some items I used to do a double take on how expensive they were. Some were same price in £s as $s.
    Of course there is also no such thing as seasonal pricing on fruit and veg. You pay the same all year and the supermarkets source it from cheap suppliers around the world. I tend to buy seasonally in NZ and don't waste money on buying stuff in scarce supply.
    The other thing is the availability of what would be an imported or boutique product in NZ at a high price whereby in the UK you can get it cheap e.g. fish mozzarella or real Parmesan. Then again something like a tasty cheddar is equiv of $16 for a kg block.
    Food prices in general are kept down a lot by being part of a massive EU market. One of the reasons I couldn't understand why anyone would vote Brexit. The local products are higher priced than the EU imported for sure.

    As I said, a cart of groceries, generally speaking, not specifically.

    Heaps cheaper in London than NZ.... generally

    What is a 'general' cart of groceries though?
    Buying the cheapest in the UK is cheaper than NZ, I agree. I could go to Lidl and fill a trolley full of shite for under a £100. Even buying the cheapest shite at Pak'N'Save would be well over that.
    Heaps cheaper though? Nah, not for me and I am the shopper in our house and currently working out prices etc and adjusting back to things here.

    I can't remember dammit. It was the main supermarket in Loughton 🙂 Compared to New Worlds in the Waikato.

    Even buying a large multi bone ribeye. They were a bargain in comparison.

    You must have been buying Albanian Horse! Almost equal £ for $ for steak. Just looked on Ocado and £25-£35 per kg for bone in RibEye depending on age and quality.
    New World has similar for $37



  • @dogmeat said in Aging:

    I'm going to ramp up the angry old man stakes.

    AMERICAN SPELLINGS

    Looking at you @booboo

    Aging FFS

    Right - back to supermarkets....

    Apologies. I'm on board with anti-Seppo spelling. A typo. I will do better next time.

    Just don't start me on apostrophes.



  • Now you are all sounding like Mokey. This is meant to be a grumpy old men's thread.


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