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One of those days...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Pete, 21 Jan 2008.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    ...sorry everyone. Chain broke on the way to work. It was my fault, took it off for cleaning yesterday, couldn't shift the quick-link so used the old rivet tool. Must have put it together wrong, didn't drive the rivet back in properly. :sad:

    At same time found my large ring is now so badly worn and 'hooked' that chain barely sits on it. New ring or probably new chainset needed. :sad:

    And, also yesterday, trying to fix son's bike front mech. Totally and utterly seized up, couldn't budge it even after prolonged soak in solvent. Doesn't look bent but it may have been (bike has been in crash). Put chain back on without mech., told him he's stuck on the big ring till we can get a replacement. If he gets to a hill that's his problem :angry:.

    And on the second attempt at today's commute, (after walking home and swapping for shopping bike), said a polite 'excuse me' and carefully passed a dozy fat old bint pedestrian on the bridle path. She muttered back as I passed "you shouldn't be cycling on here". I was on the bridle path FFS! I didn't shout at her but I took it out on other people I passed on the way to work.

    And, arriving late to work, I discover that a specification document from which I - and a colleague - have been working for weeks, has been totally re-written by others, without my knowledge until today, making a lot of design work which we have been in the process of, totally invalid. Back to start. Project targets and deadlines? Ugggghhhh! Fired off a very shirty E-mail to my boss, and my boss's boss. Not exactly flaming, but angry. Should I have? Today I really don't give a sh!t. :angry::angry::angry:;)
     
  2. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    * Hands Pete a calming cup of tea *
     
  3. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Sympathies - especially with the work thing. Not nice. ;)
     
  4. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Sympathies to Pete.
    Beanz, your avatar really disconcerts me. I know it's a photo of your (someone's) legs/feet from above, but it always looks to me like a medical photo of someone who's spilt hot water on their manhood, and is receiving burns treatment. One of those figure/ground things... ;):angry::angry:
     
  5. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    :angry:

    It's meant to be a photo of my mucky feet after doing the High Peak trail last year. The leaf was just passing by and did not receive a fee for appearing. ;)
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK

    Oh, thanks Fnaar, I'd always just seen it as feet. Until now.
     
  7. col

    col Veteran

    These days are sent to test us eh?
     
  8. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Is it a fig leaf?
     
  9. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Heck if I know - it wasn't a speaking part...
     
  10. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    You're really weird, Fnaar :tongue:
     
  11. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    ....says the 99 luftballons fan! :tongue:
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Nothing weird about our Nena! Least I don't go around imagining I can see scalded willies in random avatars!

    Is there some trauma in your past that needs unlocking, perhaps? :tongue: