Cowart's Common Room
Asbo Friday anyone?

New members won't know about this but, every so often, we have an Asbo Hour or Day or, what the heck, week. This is a time when you are allowed to have a ploody good moan about anything and everything that is getting your goat. There is no need to do any of that 'oh, but I can't moan because so-and-so is so much worse off than I am' stuff - you get to rant the petty stuff, the stupid stuff, the 'I am so hacked off I want to scream stuff'.
So, to get you going, can I please offload the following (small, piffling in the scheme of t hings, but annoying none the less)?

First up, strippers. Remember the 'will I? won't I?' steamer/stripper saga? Two auctions bid on, two auctions lost at very last moment? Got so cross and fed up that thought, pod it, and shelled out for a 'buy it now'. Waited, and waited, didn't hear anything from seller. Emailed. Three times. Finally he got back to me last night and says, 'I'm away until Friday night so I've refunded your money.' Aaaaaaghhh. I want my steamer! Just soooo frustrating because, in the interim, another one came up and went for a mere five quid.

Secondly, can I give you my old house (well, not literally). remember the (over two year) selling saga that we went through? Well, get this. It went on the market again and has sold in - yup - two WEEKS. In a rubbish market. I am feeling so Victor Meldrew I can't contain myself. I. Do. Not. Believe. It.

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Posted at 20th Mar 2009 - 03:35PM   Posted by Exmoorjane   Asbo Friday anyone? Comments: 20

well I will grump then, having seen the delicious cake Patsy and co made, I have huge hankerings for something sweet, and my current sweet fix of sugar free Ribena, is just not cutting it. So I want to moan and moan and moan about not being allowed such things Evil or Very Mad

Posted by: Zoe on 20th Mar 2009 at 03:39PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar I will tink of something to moan about in a mo, but in the meantime Jane why don't you hire a stripper from one of the Tool Hire Companies, no maintenance, it it goes wrong they give you another and when you have finished no storage give it back to them!

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 20th Mar 2009 at 03:47PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Well right now I have got NOTHING to berludy moan about I mean how BERLUDY unfair is that. I have done the housework I am on top of my work - pretty much and have even managed to get out and shoot some new stuff for my collections. Lixtroll and Humpty are coming round to dinner - we are going to a Gallery opening on Sunday and the sun is shining and it might snow next week . . . PAH . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 20th Mar 2009 at 04:06PM

Ivy's Avatar What about your glasses? dear WW do they work and do they make you pretty?

Posted by: Ivy on 20th Mar 2009 at 04:20PM

Glasses that make you pretty? I WANT some Cool

Posted by: Zoe on 20th Mar 2009 at 04:22PM

Faith's Avatar Gosh can't believe that about your old house EJ - how annoying!

Posted by: Faith on 20th Mar 2009 at 04:30PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar I dare not start.....

It would just be too terrible to comprehend...

PC members would be suffering from PTSS by the time I'd finished!!

Nothing life threatening I hasten to add....but to do with the sister-in-lawevil:!!!

She's an alien being from the planet 'I must copy everything you do, and buy all the same things that you have'

Aaaaagh!! that saying 'Immitation is the greatest form of flattery' is my daily mantra at the moment.

Do you know? I feel strangely better for getting that off my chest....thanks JaneVery Happy

Have a good weekend....the weather's great here at the mo....really sunny.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 20th Mar 2009 at 04:35PM

SallysChateau's Avatar Nope nothing to moan about here either, on the contrary feeling rather pleased that the week is over. For goodness sake woman hire a wallpaper stripper but then be warned that all your walls will look awful.

Posted by: SallysChateau on 20th Mar 2009 at 04:35PM

Jane do you Powersnip at Ebay? I use it and have never lost an auction (unless it went for too much money!) If you want to use my account (you do have to pay to subscribe) let me know and i'll send you the details

Posted by: DevonLife on 20th Mar 2009 at 04:38PM

Patsy's Avatar " First up, strippers. Remember the 'will I? won't I?'"

Reading that, I was so worried about you Jane. I know journalism is a precarious business and all, but moonlighting as an exotic dancer may be a step too far...Shocked Fortunately, but not nearly so interestingly, I read on..

My rant is that I feel I'm on hold, waiting for other people to make decisions. Only when they are settled, can I get on with my life.

Then...well the truth is I wrote a really long me, me, me type of moan. I read it over, thought how self-obsessed, how childish, I don't really mean it...and deleted it.

So here I am...the Stepford wife back on track..
Twisted Evil

Posted by: Patsy on 20th Mar 2009 at 04:54PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Nothing really to complain about personally except that our little theatre in Cowbridge has been attacked again. Last year we had several break-ins - we think by young people as they helped themselves to drink and stole a few costumes (not my best, those are kept off the premises), which were later recovered in a local park. Nothing else has been missed. We replaced the door they smashed by a steel one at great expenses and put more secure fixings on other doors but someone has had another go - so far unsuccessfully.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 20th Mar 2009 at 05:45PM

Westerwitch's Avatar What is powersnip - is it fair and legal . . . and if not how do I get hold of it.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 20th Mar 2009 at 06:02PM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar Haven't really got anything to moan about at the mo, but once the lambing starts (should have been around today) and my tiredness kicks in, I'm sure I'll come back with a vengence!!

CJ xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 20th Mar 2009 at 06:54PM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar Where shall I berludy start???
One lot of excrutiatingly important legal documents lost in the post. How droll!
SEVEN HUNDRED POUNDS taken out of our bank account without consent, causing chaos with all our d/d's etc
As I left work tonight was queing quietly at traffic lights and got rammed up the rear end by rude man who when I got out and asked for his details told me I was a f***ing stupid cow - er excuse me - who rammed who?????

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 20th Mar 2009 at 07:58PM

Grouse's Avatar LOL.........could only happen to you, SBS.......if I could have predicted.......the only one with a certified gripe............

Posted by: Grouse on 20th Mar 2009 at 09:00PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Yup, Asbo award goes to SBS - head and shoulders above the rest of us and, curiously and awfully, makes me feel better. Actually far more mellow now with boy back from London and a couple of glasses of wine down my throat.
Powersnip??? Never heard of it but obviously what the pastards what pipped me were on. Shall cert. pm you Devon.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 20th Mar 2009 at 10:46PM

SallysChateau's Avatar I've changed my mind, I'm having the most awful start to the weekend

Posted by: SallysChateau on 21st Mar 2009 at 08:39AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Nooooo, Sally. So sorry to hear that.
Meanwhile I've had an email from my eBay man all sniffy saying he's refunded me as he didn't like my attitude!!!! What is wrong with the man? I want to buy it and assumed he wanted to sell it.....and now he won't!!! Aaaaaghhhhhhh.

But, hey ho, the sun is shining and I have a few less holes in my walls....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 21st Mar 2009 at 10:23AM

All I'll say is at least you sold your house Jane! Coming up to the anniversary of putting ours on the market, only 3 viewers in total, estate agents coming next week to reduce the price. Can't get a full-time job because have to pick the boys up from school because there's no public transport and no taxis available. Worried sick about being self employed in the credit crunch. I'm stuck in limbo here and could scream!! Still at least the sun's shining on our truly beautiful part of the world! And I've let off steam!!

Posted by: Blogthatmama on 21st Mar 2009 at 12:52PM

Fed up because having to move on - as ever, at someone else's behest (one thing the past seven-odd years have taught me about relying on other people: don't).
Next, er, host has already changed his mind x 2 and looks set fair to do the first-number-at-which-sequence-becomes-apparent thing (that's 3, to you). Great. Just what I need: more dithering eejits with mental health 'ishoos' - it's fab, after being Mrs Senior Manager with own desres and an organised, modestly-achieving, er, lifestyle (whatever happened to 'life', tout court?
Packing up two suitcases and one cardboard box, and wondering why that's (nearly) all that's left of my life.
And where - the hell - I'll be on my next birthday (let alone Christmas). Beggars belief - I usually wake up to ask myself where I am before daring to move.
And wishing I was back in my own home, with all my things around me and the cat beside me, listening to good music on my stereo.
So moving, in my case, invariably triggers the most gut-wrenching depression that I've ever experienced to date. Which is strange, as it's been a regular event now for several years. The only regular event, in fact.
Ho, hum: and I do it all on my own. Isn't that sweet? I am now firmly of the belief that my role in life is to make anyone who crosses my path thoroughly grateful they're not me. If they're not: they darn well ought to be.Evil or Very Mad

Posted by: Phidelm on 22nd Mar 2009 at 05:54PM

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