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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:00 pm 
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Nearly got away with it :roll:

dropped them at Peterborough just got onto the a47 and in came the text. No trains can you come back and take us to london again!

traffic not quite as bad this week \:D/


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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:09 am 
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edders23 wrote:
Nearly got away with it :roll:

dropped them at Peterborough just got onto the a47 and in came the text. No trains can you come back and take us to london again!

traffic not quite as bad this week \:D/


Thrilled for you.


And it goes without saying, you pulled over safely to read and reply to the text message? :---)

But why do punters contact by text when you are likely to be driving?

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:58 pm 
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But why do punters contact by text when you are likely to be driving?

Indeed.

It's got to be easier just to ring, then you haven't got to wait for a return text once the driver has actually read it.

By which time he could be many miles further away.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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But why do punters contact by text when you are likely to be driving?

Indeed.

It's got to be easier just to ring, then you haven't got to wait for a return text once the driver has actually read it.

By which time he could be many miles further away.



this is a gang of Eastern European plasterers working on a site locally they speak almost no English but one of them can text in English through a translation app.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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“How much to Burton waters?”

Between £10-12.

“App says £8-10”

Well, your app is wrong then isn’t it?

“Will you take me for £5?”

No. Now fer cough and stop bothering me.

“You’re racist “

Yes I am, if you say so.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:44 pm 
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A1 closed near Grantham/ Melton Mowbray junction today after accident. Made my fare from Lincoln to Ely quite a runaround. Good job it was on the meter! A15 was busy on the way home though! How was it for you, edders/ grandad?

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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A1 closed near Grantham/ Melton Mowbray junction today after accident. Made my fare from Lincoln to Ely quite a runaround. Good job it was on the meter! A15 was busy on the way home though! How was it for you, edders/ grandad?



Don't think we were affected much but I'm surprised you went that way if you are on the meter. :shock:

wouldn't it be more direct to go 15/17/16 down to eye then along the 47 to Guyhirne thence March and onto Ely ?

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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jimbo wrote:
A1 closed near Grantham/ Melton Mowbray junction today after accident. Made my fare from Lincoln to Ely quite a runaround. Good job it was on the meter! A15 was busy on the way home though! How was it for you, edders/ grandad?



Don't think we were affected much but I'm surprised you went that way if you are on the meter. :shock:

wouldn't it be more direct to go 15/17/16 down to eye then along the 47 to Guyhirne thence March and onto Ely ?


Which is the way I went, thank you.

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And the accident was another lorry driver who can't understand that the A1 is NOT a motorway and ploughed into a tractor!

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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And the accident was another lorry driver who can't understand that the A1 is NOT a motorway and ploughed into a tractor!


Pun intended?

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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started today with 2 short term contracts worth £435 a week both got cancelled today with refunds required as both had paid up front. :sad:

we'd never been as much as a minute late on either of them gutted!

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edders23 wrote:
started today with 2 short term contracts worth £435 a week both got cancelled today with refunds required as both had paid up front. :sad:

we'd never been as much as a minute late on either of them gutted!

Maybe someone under quoted you. :sad:

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started today with 2 short term contracts worth £435 a week both got cancelled today with refunds required as both had paid up front. :sad:

we'd never been as much as a minute late on either of them gutted!

Maybe someone under quoted you. :sad:



No one was cancelled because I refused to take 9 passengers in an 8 seater one went on the bus the day before but they decided to go and buy a car so they can shove 9 of them into a Zafira. They just won't understand that in the UK it is one passenger per seatbelt

The other the 2 guys were proving somewhat unreliable so the company they were working for and who were paying for the taxi decided to bin them off so no taxi now needed :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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edders23 wrote:
started today with 2 short term contracts worth £435 a week both got cancelled today with refunds required as both had paid up front. :sad:

we'd never been as much as a minute late on either of them gutted!

Maybe someone under quoted you. :sad:



well this morning got a call from them there are now 10 and can they have 8 seater + a car the zafira no where to be found :-k and i did see a VOSA vehicle floating around town yesterday :wink:

it did strike me as odd that they could buy a car at 7pm at night and that they had taxed and insured it at that time of night

They have only booked for today but I suspect that it might be for the week 8)

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Just had a car failed as unfit and proper on it's mid term test :sad:

So it's been taken off the road but nothing wrong mechanically just the driver forgot to clean the boot which has mud and dog hairs so vehicle has been taken off the road!

Testing station has allowed us to take it back today after it's been sorted out [-o<

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