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Spending all day servicing a bike that a customer has been riding round on with 8 broken spokes, a broken light, and a seat with no nuts holding it on.

 

All she had done is taped the spokes up to stop them rattling, but where the wheel was flexing and a threaded bit of spoke was rubbing on the rim, it has actually cut it's way into it. 

 

 

Madness.

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Senior Captain who was an old Regimental Sergeant Major who has been commissioned. LE for those Ex-rankers amongst us.

 

He's not exactly friendly, and not directly in my chain of command. The meeting in question is in a cross over between our jobs, either of us could have attended.

 

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Dear sir,

It's a rank slide not a gum shield, stand by fella.

 

Spending all day servicing a bike that a customer has been riding round on with 8 broken spokes, a broken light, and a seat with no nuts holding it on.

 

All she had done is taped the spokes up to stop them rattling, but where the wheel was flexing and a threaded bit of spoke was rubbing on the rim, it has actually cut it's way into it. 

 

 

Madness.

 

Motorbike or bike?

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What's wrong with that?

 

In lots of units, Calling someone Fella is worse than calling them a *Ubar*.  It comes from over usage by Sergeant Majors and the senior ranks over using it when *badger*ing the blokes.

 

"You're hands cold Fella? Then get them out you *fruitcage* pockets!"

"Come over here Fella."

"What you up to Fella, I need a work party, you're on it."

 

And so on.  Over years this cultivates an intense hatred for the word.  It literally causes fights.

 

Darkchild

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Todays rant:

Painted on eyebrows. I'm tindering away and worried that some young ladies are applying makeup in the morning by dipping their head in a bag of Wotsits and drawing on their eyebrows with a board pen.

Now, I like Wotsits, but this is an outrage. Please gents, if you have a sister, wife or daughter who insists on doing this as a makeup routine please stop them - for the good of humanity. I'm going to take to the streets with a bag of wet wipes and alcohol gel if they've used a permy pen for the eyebrows soon.

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Todays rant:

 

Painted on eyebrows. I'm tindering away and worried that some young ladies are applying makeup in the morning by dipping their head in a bag of Wotsits and drawing on their eyebrows with a board pen.

 

Now, I like Wotsits, but this is an outrage. Please gents, if you have a sister, wife or daughter who insists on doing this as a makeup routine please stop them - for the good of humanity. I'm going to take to the streets with a bag of wet wipes and alcohol gel if they've used a permy pen for the eyebrows soon.

 

Reason to leave Wiltshire number #623636 (just kidding I love it) - I take it you've never been to spirit bar in Salisbury?  :fear:

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Reason to leave Wiltshire number #623636 (just kidding I love it) - I take it you've never been to spirit bar in Salisbury?  :fear:

Wiltshire's a lovely place. Wadworths brewery does some of the best ale you can buy.

 

(Lantern swinging) I remember when I was crow as *fruitcage* (yesterday) dressed in my issued* blue stripe shirt, chinos and boat shoes (with no prior sailing experience) sat outside spoons by the river. Drinking Gin and Tonic with a fellow one pip. We stood up to leave and an entire table went silent and one lad said '*fruitcage*, they're officers' and that was that. Lovely types in Salisbury, easy to pull as well.

 

 

*not actually issued.

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Pushbike, with electric hub motor.

 

 

What's wrong with that?

 

 

In lots of units, Calling someone Fella is worse than calling them a *Ubar*.  It comes from over usage by Sergeant Majors and the senior ranks over using it when *badger*ing the blokes.

 

"You're hands cold Fella? Then get them out you *fruitcage* pockets!"

"Come over here Fella."

"What you up to Fella, I need a work party, you're on it."

 

And so on.  Over years this cultivates an intense hatred for the word.  It literally causes fights.

 

Darkchild

 

 

What he said, also there is a rumour that it derives from an Arabic word meaning "peasant" or "serf".

When accompanied by the duty four-finger point it is particularly enraging.

 

Hub motor and 8 broken spokes eh?

 

Better fetch your educating hammer, beat some machine empathy into her.

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Work just called me. Given I work at 6:30 in the morning I knew something big was up.

 

Turns out one of the beers connected this morning has been leaking all day and no-one noticed it. I'm normally the one cleaning the lines but didn't today as the chap who's learning to cover me was on it. I was also down in the cellar at 15:30 but didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. I don't know if I'm going to be held responsible though.

 

18 *fruitcage* gallons of beer literally down the drain.

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Who cares? My pub manager because that's a lot of stock to lose and someone should've noticed it, despite it not having flooded the cellar until I'd done all my stuff down there. The duty manager on tonight does because he has to work out what happened, who was responsible and how we can come back from this.

 

I care because I feel I should've noticed something was up and there's no chance in hell of us scoring green on our next audit, so no 2% of my wages since October. I also care because I want to progress again but feel this will somehow be held against me despite me not being able to work out what I could've done to prevent it other than go over things with a fine tooth comb, which I don't have time to do.

 

I worry about my job so much because its an important part of my life, and not because it pays my bills. But between my family, a few damn good friends, airsoft and work there's not much else going on. Some people work to live, it appears I live to work. I want to be the best at what I am and I feel I failed somehow.

 

I have a pretty damning inferiority complex and I'm just generally a worrier at heart. Should've seen me the other day when my good mate jokingly asked if I was stalking her and I wasn't sure if she was genuine...

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Who cares? My pub manager because that's a lot of stock to lose and someone should've noticed it, despite it not having flooded the cellar until I'd done all my stuff down there. The duty manager on tonight does because he has to work out what happened, who was responsible and how we can come back from this.

 

I care because I feel I should've noticed something was up and there's no chance in hell of us scoring green on our next audit, so no 2% of my wages since October. I also care because I want to progress again but feel this will somehow be held against me despite me not being able to work out what I could've done to prevent it other than go over things with a fine tooth comb, which I don't have time to do.

 

I worry about my job so much because its an important part of my life, and not because it pays my bills. But between my family, a few damn good friends, airsoft and work there's not much else going on. Some people work to live, it appears I live to work. I want to be the best at what I am and I feel I failed somehow.

 

I have a pretty damning inferiority complex and I'm just generally a worrier at heart. Should've seen me the other day when my good mate jokingly asked if I was stalking her and I wasn't sure if she was genuine...

Investing too much time into work eventually affects everyone negatively; especially if worrying is a frequent factor. I would suggest maybe seeing a counselor sometime, or trying to find something else you can occupy time with - Your GP could refer you to a specialist as well. Speaking from experience, btw.

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