The Vent - NO CHAT!!!

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Look. It's easy.

A computer in an office has to print. People love paper, drawings, labels, spreadsheets, pictures even.

 

So why after being forced to upgrade to Windows 10 does the computer need

lessons on how to print ?

 

Why when I search for help about getting the bugger to work again am I snowed under with 

technical articles all complaining of the same thing ?

 

Setting up an old Win7 machine on which to copy stuff to

and from there to print is not "state of the art" but "state of the fart".

 

Grrrrr. Micro$ - what have you done this time? 

 

 

PS for TT:

if some well meaning person wants to start a Win10 printing thread - don't bother.

The internet is alread full !!

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Thank you for the three pairs of skinny, cheap, made-in-Bangladesh, synthetic, high waisted knickers in gopping colours, Mother. I guess you can only buy what's on the shelf. If there is a next year, I would give the money to the Sally Army. They need it more.

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No, Dekra dude, the horn DOES work as evidenced by the fact that I honked it at you and waved goodbye. I will come back in two days and pretend that I did something to make you feel better. 

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Bl00dy hell Fritz not again. I was upstairs for a minute, no more. Vets bills are now almost up to a grand. I know it itches, but LEAVE THE BLOODY SCAB ALONE, you absolute f@cking idiot. Can it really be the case, that if a dog is left in the wild with any sort of cut, it will just scratch it own self to death? After showing the vet for the third week running, that THIS TIME, it really has almost heeled, you're now lying at my feet, completely oblivious to the literally bl00dy, pussy mess from your neck now sticking to my legs (and the sofa), whilst you lie asleep snoring and farting. So now we're back to stage one. Well done, you stupid, lovely, irritating bloody creature.

 

 

 

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I love cats! You five decadent fuckers have had your fill! Fuck off! Let Angus through- it’s only boring chicken in a bowl and it’s dark out there. I am risking stumbling in the dark. Fuck off.

You can see well in the dark- I can’t.

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Dear MIL...quit your pity party and get out of the land of Mard!  I rang you politely to tell you that I won’t be attending your birthday get together this week and oh, you reach for the lavender hankie and tell me you thought that I’d let you down...again.  Yes, the last time a few months ago, I had a cold and didn’t think it responsible to socialise with several over 80 year olds. Aren’t I awful!
 

Don’t pretend that you even like me let alone know anything about me. You just stick to all of your negative assumptions.  At such get togethers (obligatorisch Kaffee und Kuchen), I could fall under the table and no one would notice.  You’ve no idea how much stress we have in our household due to real problems...yes, your son‘s job is seriously on the line and I’ve kept him from another heart attack. You mummy dearest, have to be protected from unpleasantness at all costs so, just quit cross examining what it is that I’d rather do than attend your birthday get together...My kid is leaving home at the end of this week so I’d rather spend every moment with her. No, do NOT tell me that you know how it feels because you, and my mother come to that, left your young teenage kids to shack up with your lovers!

 

I shall now resume my zen morning!

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Effing French authorities... I have been trying to acquire frog nationality for the last two and a half years. In vain. Only been married :ph34r:to a toad for a quarter of a century. Obstruction does not do justice to their balls-aching (understatement and I have none but they still hurt) procedure. It has taken so long and I still do not have the  bit of paper which will guarantee me the right to reside in this country. So now I ALSO have to apply for a residence permit. Online procedure finally up and running as from today, 19 October 2020. I have submitted 5 scanned documents, which they will peruse for validity and acceptability. Then they will require me to present in person. And decide if they will deliver this document, which will only be valid for 5 years. In view of my experience trying to file for nationality I will be very pleasantly surprised if they accept these documents at first sight.

 

For nationality I have filed:

Own original birth certificate less than 3 months old - and sworn translation thereof (translation supplied by British certificate issuing authority refused)

Copy of my passport

A mug shot (in proper mm precise format)

Husband's original birth certificate less than 3 months old

Copy of husband's I.D. card and passport (these are not proof of his nationality apparently)

Marriage certificate less than 3 months old

Certificate of husband's French nationality, which required us to obtain his parents' birth certificates, his German-born (Alsace) grandparents birth certificates and their certificates of reintegration after WW2 (lost, so had to be re-established :D)

Daughter's original birth certificate less than 3 months old - and sworn translation thereof (despite the original being issued in 3 languages, one of which French)

Parent's marriage certificate less than 3 months old - and sworn translation thereof (translation supplied by British certificate issuing authority refused)

Father's original birth certificate less than 3 months old - and sworn translation thereof (translation supplied by British certificate issuing authority refused)

Language proficiency certificate

Driving licence (refused, as not proof of residence)

5 years of tax declarations, including all the figures (apparently these are proof of residence)

Attestation from the bank stating we have a joint account (refused after having been requested by the authorities)

Statement of rubbish collection for two years - to prove regular residence (refused)

Extract from the criminal register - clean of course...

Attestation from the local mayor stating that I am known to him and have been resident in the village with husband and daughter for over a decade (refused as it is not a standardised document:rolleyes:)

List of signatures of local mayors and presidents of associations of which I am a member (accepted after initially being refused)

Fiscal stamps to the tune of 55 Euros which proved practically impossible to obtain. In theory, you could buy them on-line - only there was no option in their programme ! Or in paper format - but they are obsolete so no-one stocked them. Took three afternoons going into every newspaper shop in the region asking if they had them...

 

Did I forget something?

Just had to vent. Cos it is all starting up again. They are being obtuse and difficult. But officially they are smoothing the way and making everything easy for us to get our papers in order.

Sure they are.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh yeah. I got called to an interview in Strasbourg. To gauge whether I am socially, culturally, linguistically (etc.) "assimilated" and fit to own a French passport. The lady doing the interview was... Congolese. You couldn't make it up if you tried.

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They sent two gendarmes round to the house - unannounced - one Saturday morning. To check I live here. And it is really me. I do and it was. So it was 10 o'clock, the morning after the night before. The first in months in the wake of Covid. And I was still in my jim-jams. My hair and teeth not brushed. Unwashed. In my juices. Eyes not in front of the holes. As they say here. And the living room strewn with my daughter's clutter... humiliating :huh: experience.

 

Maybe this is why I am still waiting.

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Had to file the application for residence permit twice. Eventually managed to press click but being distracted/pissed off by the (inevitable?) error messages in their programme, I managed to give an incorrect mail address...:rolleyes: no contact details or possibility of recourse. So did it all again. I will be in their system twice, for good measure. They will enjoy that. Does everyone have a scanner at home? If you cannot do this online, how do you file your application?

Got a receipt - yippee - reminiscent of the procedure for acquisition of nationality. IF your file is complete, then yadadada. This is where it leads to 30 plus documents needing to be filed. I have a feeling of foreboding in the pit of my gut. But what REALLY excites me is the promise of having to go and get finger-printed. WTF.

 

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carry on... 

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STOP ....  Just stop asking for money!!   a Grand extra in 10 weeks!!!     Its gotta stop!

 

I dont give a flying fuck that you have Vets bills to pay!!   YOU decided to get the cat...  NOT me, !!!   

 

And dont give me the "It's your Daughters cat".... 

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Around 20 flats share one bin for Papier & Pappe - so crush your bloody cardboard boxes instead of putting them in whole and taking up too much space!

 

It's not too much to ask, is it.

 

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How come you get so offended that I left SA? No, it doesn't mean that I think I'm better than SA, no it doesn't mean I look down on SA or that I am shitting on SA. I have never done that. I don't speak badly of SA. Stop taking it so personally that I left.

I left for me, my goals, my dreams and my future. So SA wasn't a good fit for me to achieve that? That's fine. It doesn't make me a traitor. It doesn't make me an asshole. Don't read so much into it. Stop putting words into my mouth. And stop attacking me for it. 

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You weren't getting enough attention so your best decision was to buddy up with known assholes and get NO attention at all?

 

Good job there.

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DHL - we all know that you are deeply incompetent - but after I wait in all day for a delivery that never comes, to see online shortly after 20.00 that the item has supposedly just been delivered to me personally - with signature - means that you are not to be trusted any further than I can throw you.

 

Now I have to spend hours on the phone, filling out forms, waiting for a call back to let me know the results of your "investigation". And I'm still €50 down on the goods that have disappeared...

 

Fuck you, you thieving tossers! :angry:

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