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Inconsiderate neighbour's playing loud music, so that wherever I am in my house I can't escape a noise I don't want to listen too. This is happening right now and happened last Monday afternoon on my day off too.

Melly1
people who walk around staring at there mobile phones

also a fairly recent one ive noticed, when i take dad out in his wheelchair ill have someone see us then slow as if they are letting us pass, but then decide to do this stupid mini jog right at the last second right infornt of us to get past making me have to stop suddenly or hurt my wrist turning the chair out of the way
Melly1 wrote:Inconsiderate neighbour's playing loud music, so that wherever I am in my house I can't escape a noise I don't want to listen too. This is happening right now and happened last Monday afternoon on my day off too.

Melly1
I've always called that 'Audio litter'
Melly1,
You have my full sympathy. I've had to move house twice because of loud music from next door. The first time I lived in a modern 'wimpy' type semi and the lady next door was a bit deaf. I could hear her TV over the top of my own, which drove me mad but when her grown up daughter suffered a marriage breakdown and came home to live, she played the same track over and over again, all day, at full volume which really, really, drove me nuts. I had two small children at the time and spend hours walking the streets to get away from it, pushing the pram. We bought a big terraced house after that and everything was fine. Lovely neighbours but one was sold when the elderly neighbour went into a Home and the new family were awful. They put loudspeakers throughout the house and wired it up so that whatever they were playing resonated on all 4 floors. Couldn't understand what I was moaning about. Our floorboards were shaking! So our next house, the one we are still living in, was detached. I never want attached neighbours again.

Albert. Oh dear, you could be next to me. The same junction I started this thread about has just enough room for a car to pass to the left of someone turning right. I am always turning right. However I have been stuck there so many times when someone comes up on my left, blocking my view of the road to my left completely so that I cannot pull out, that I now position my car so that there's no room.

Adding another. People who say 'We was' and 'I were'.
Elaine wrote:Melly1,
Adding another. People who say 'We was' and 'I were'.
My wife has spent the last 55 years trying to stop me saying 'We was.'
All to no avail. It's kinda stuck in my mind and will not shift.
So I guess I will continue to get on your goat. :D
I ask my husband a question which I state only requires a yes or no answer. He always answers "shall we" .
My hubby used to reply "if you wish". Used to get my goat. Wish he was home with me now to say it. It's sort of a fond memory. Was usually something nice I had asked. IE do you want a biscuit with your cuppa.?xx
Ok Albert, we'll annoy each other but still friends I hope?
My daughter and grandchildren are the ones who do this 'we was' business the most and I love them dearly anyway!
E.
Sunny and Pet, Well polite answers anyway, if not the decision you wanted. I count to 10, 50, 100 before Mum will answer yes or no to a cuppa!
E.
I will hold my hands up- also guilty of "we was". I know it is grammatically incorrect but it roles off the tongue these days sometimes depending on what mood I'm in. I spent a lot of time working down in Cornwall where the accent was quite slovenly and picked up a lot of West Country bad habits. I then went back to work in Hampshire where they spoke very good Queens English and I had to pick up my lingo again. I think my accent is a real mish mash these days as I seem to pick up local dialect after a few months anywhere.