Longish and Boring: I've finally gone and done it.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Whinging Courier, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Packed in despatching, that is.

    When I slid my Bandit down the road I needed money to pay for it so went
    on the vans. This is when it went awry. I found the whole van thing
    frustrating beyond anything I've experienced before and as a result,
    moaned more than ever, I had a van nicked in in the first week I was
    doing it, I've been given no less than three bollockings for swearing at
    the customers (which I deny, I may have sworn in their company but
    whatever, it's not on and was never meant in malice).

    Then today happened. I parked up, made my delivery and when I got back
    there was a big hole in the front of my van where where nearside front
    used to be. According to witnesses a lorry revered into it and drove

    What with the frustration, the astronomical fuel costs, congestion
    charge etc I was thinking about giving it up. Then when I got that
    bollocking and someone kindly removed the use of another van, that was

    So I'm now officially one of the great unwashed and out of work. I think
    I'm at that stage in my life when I'm wondering if there's got to be
    more to life than this but frankly, I haven't got the first rational
    Whinging Courier, Oct 9, 2003
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    Hog Guest


    Nobody in their right mind drives a despatch 4+ wheeler in London.
    Hog, Oct 9, 2003
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    Cane Guest

    Nobody does Mark. I'm afraid that the one great discoveries about life is
    that there isn't a point to it.

    Hope this cheers you up ;)

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    Cane, Oct 9, 2003
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    Ginge Guest

    You've spoilt if for me now, you ****.
    Ginge, Oct 9, 2003
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    Pip Guest

    Pip, Oct 9, 2003
  6. oh well - off to commit suicide then. Bye.
    Paul Corfield, Oct 9, 2003
  7. Pip wrote
    steve auvache, Oct 9, 2003
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    Alan.T.Gower Guest

    Alan.T.Gower, Oct 9, 2003
  9. Alan.T.Gower wrote
    steve auvache, Oct 9, 2003
  10. In uk.rec.motorcycles, Ginge said:
    Thanks, the pair of you ;-)
    Whinging Courier, Oct 9, 2003
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    Cane Guest

    Cane, Oct 9, 2003
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    Judge Guest

    Whinging Courier pushed the bounds of literature with:
    At the risk of sounding helpful, what you need to do now is forget all the
    shit you've had to put up with. Now consider your interests and skills
    (for you are bound to have at least one of each) and see how you can use
    them to make your fortune^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H scrape a living.

    Bleating over it will get you fucking nowhere.

    The Judge.
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    Judge, Oct 10, 2003
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    Oldbloke Guest

    Whinging Courier wrote:
    Fancy repairing / screeding a concrete floor in an industrial unit in


    Thought not, why the **** am I doing it then

    APWP (apologies, posted whilst pissed)


    2000 Honda CB500
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    Oldbloke, Oct 10, 2003
  14. Why not consider a really simple job?

    I used to be an IT-wallah, but now I'm packing boxes in a book
    warehouse. With both me and the wife working there on opposite shifts,
    we share the childcare and I've calculated that with not paying full
    rate tax, using both our tax allowances, getting tax credits and not
    having to pay to commute, we're only about three grand a year worse

    I'm working late shift with a load of nutters (so I fit right in) and
    I've no stress..... I love it.

    I'd say it does pay to re-evaluate your life once in a while....

    Mark G Phillips, Oct 11, 2003
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    Abso Guest

    IIRC Cane posted a while ago about one of his packers quitting due to
    work related stress..
    Abso, Oct 11, 2003
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    Verdigris Guest

    I think that's conclusive proof that Cane's a bastard to work for.

    Or just a bastard.
    Verdigris, Oct 12, 2003
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