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What's made you grumpy today?

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brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 8:44PM

Quote:The Post office delivers a good 90% of this junk mail


Hence my suggestion we return it to them unopened via the post boxes

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Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
15 Nov 2012 8:47PM

Quote:Why are the police involved? It's not a crime. Don't you have muggers & burglars round your way for them to catch?


I have no idea why, guess part of it must be criminal if there involved.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
15 Nov 2012 9:27PM
You can stop the un-addressed mail delivered by the post office by contacting the PO here.

email optout@royalmail.com
mdpontin 10 6.0k Scotland
15 Nov 2012 10:08PM

Quote:Hence my suggestion we return it to them unopened via the post boxes

Tis a good idea, that. Of course when it comes down to it, and it's a horrible wet day, it's easier to just put them in the bin than to trek to the post box. Maybe collect them up until you've got a decent batch first...?
mdpontin 10 6.0k Scotland
15 Nov 2012 10:11PM

Quote:Todays grump..... the ROYAL MAIL!!!! didnt even bother to knock the door, i heard the clatter of the letter box, got up from the sofa, by the time i got to the door to see the dreaded red card... he was down the driveway, into his car and pulling away!!!!! Must of been in a real hurry the spanner!!!!

Yes, we get that too, sometimes. That and the really "smart" idea of dumping a parcel on the doormat, ringing the bell, and immediately walking away. They've no idea whether anybody is in or not, so they're really just inviting any passers-by to help themselves.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 10:36PM

Quote:Maybe collect them up until you've got a decent batch first


that was my plan
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
15 Nov 2012 10:50PM

Quote:that was my plan

You could really go to town and gather up all of your neighbours/friends/family's junk as well.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
16 Nov 2012 2:09AM
I went through a spell of handing back surplus packaging at the super market checkout, they hated my visits Smile

Cereal boxes, you get a box and the cereal in a packet, the box was not needed so I`d hand it back at the checkout, the same went for anything else double packed, sardines are a good one, they come in a tin so why stick them in a box as well.
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
16 Nov 2012 9:28AM

Quote:I went through a spell of handing back surplus packaging at the super market checkout, they hated my visits


In Germany and Swizerland (probably other countries as well) supermarkets are legally obliged to provide an area where customers can deposit excess packaging before they leave the store. It is then the store's responsibility to get rid of it. An excellent idea, imo.
ARIANA1985 3 27 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 1:14PM
what mde me grumpy today.... fact that my "smart" other half reversed car into a bollard -then tried to move away and hit a car...very clever!
mohikan22 10 2.2k 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 1:45PM
^^whoops/////
cuffit 8 180 2 England
16 Nov 2012 2:58PM
Just read the thread on unwanted mail and unsolicited phone calls. A friend of mine who was grumpy but a cunning sense of humor kept all the the 'reply envelopes' and stuffed them with other companies junk mail and sent them off; it made him laugh every time as he matched the junk to a company; particularly double galzing to another double glazing company; let them bin it and pay as well.

The phone preference we have keeps most away except the auto diallers, my friend used to wait for the intro sales pitch and then answer in a brilliant 6-year old voice 'Hello Mr/Mrs' which always drew 'is your daddy or mummy there?' to which he would say yes and offer to get them. The phone was then put down and he would pick it up again after 5 minutes and say 'hello' to start the process all over again until they gave up. I tend not to try and emulate him now as to answer an unsolicited call almost invites more; however, asking them how they got your number is a good opener as most people are ex-directory these days, fat lot of good it does us.

Paul, all the best to your sister and son, worrying times I am sure. Arana1985 - the onset of extreme grumpiness but you will have the moral high ground for ages on the back of this!!

Chris
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
16 Nov 2012 7:17PM

Quote:Paul, all the best to your sister and son, worrying times I am sure


Thanks, yes a little stressful.
17 Nov 2012 11:51PM
Supermarkets that move things to a different aisle and put the price up...

I suspect the thinking is that if you are prepared to find it you will pay the extra.
KNS 5 106 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 11:48AM
Mis-information in forum posts - some of it is quite ridiculous....and potentially costly to readers.

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