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Old 15.08.2016, 15:35
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

This morning, peak rush hour and there's a lorry with an oversize load trundling along at 40 km/h with two outrider vehicles blocking all lanes of the A1 highway for about 15 km. It caused a tailback lasting several KMs with an almost 45 minute delay.

Fortunately it was a Monday morning, so we were all in a great mood.
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Old 06.09.2016, 19:44
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

My washing day! Hurray!

Washed a load of towels, went to put them in the dryer, the dryer door was closed, so I opened it.....and was hit by the stench of the stinkiest feet smell ever (and I was a podiatrist so I should know ).

Some idiot had been drying a pair of very tatty insoles from presumably, some very stinking trainers.

The lint collector was full of dirt and bits of powdered rubber and the whole of the inside of the dryer was filthy!

I have cleaned the dryer best I can and thrown the offending insoles into the bike room next door, and left a passive-aggressive note in my best German.
There is no way I am using the dryer during this wash day!

So we will have to suffer scratchy towels now because of some inconsiderate barsteward!

End of rant.
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Old 06.09.2016, 20:03
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My washing day! Hurray!

Washed a load of towels, went to put them in the dryer, the dryer door was closed, so I opened it.....and was hit by the stench of the stinkiest feet smell ever (and I was a podiatrist so I should know ).

Some idiot had been drying a pair of very tatty insoles from presumably, some very stinking trainers.

The lint collector was full of dirt and bits of powdered rubber and the whole of the inside of the dryer was filthy!

I have cleaned the dryer best I can and thrown the offending insoles into the bike room next door, and left a passive-aggressive note in my best German.
There is no way I am using the dryer during this wash day!

So we will have to suffer scratchy towels now because of some inconsiderate barsteward!

End of rant.
Do you live anywhere near a river or lake where you could rinse the insoles?

(Beware of duck fleas in the lakes )
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Old 06.09.2016, 20:03
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My washing day! Hurray!

Washed a load of towels, went to put them in the dryer, the dryer door was closed, so I opened it.....and was hit by the stench of the stinkiest feet smell ever (and I was a podiatrist so I should know ).

Some idiot had been drying a pair of very tatty insoles from presumably, some very stinking trainers.

The lint collector was full of dirt and bits of powdered rubber and the whole of the inside of the dryer was filthy!

I have cleaned the dryer best I can and thrown the offending insoles into the bike room next door, and left a passive-aggressive note in my best German.
There is no way I am using the dryer during this wash day!

So we will have to suffer scratchy towels now because of some inconsiderate barsteward!

End of rant.
Dryer sheets might reduce the odor somewhat - but then you'd have fresh detergent mixed with....

No, scratch that - scratchy towels definitely sound better.

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Old 06.09.2016, 20:27
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Do you live anywhere near a river or lake where you could rinse the insoles?

(Beware of duck fleas in the lakes )
Well they would certainly kill the fleas, and probably the ducks too.
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Dryer sheets might reduce the odor somewhat - but then you'd have fresh detergent mixed with....

No, scratch that - scratchy towels definitely sound better.
I'm with you there. I'll be waiting a while before using that dryer again.
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Old 06.09.2016, 20:36
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Well they would certainly kill the fleas, and probably the ducks too.
Wow, that insole smell must be revolting - worse than bare, sweaty feet on train seats?
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Old 06.09.2016, 20:39
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Wow, that insole smell must be revolting - worse than bare, sweaty feet on train seats?
Oooh yes. Unless the feet were the owners of the insoles.
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Old 07.09.2016, 09:56
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

What sort of eejit puts insoles into a dryer?

Ten minutes on a windowsill, in the air, would do it.
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Old 07.09.2016, 14:45
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What sort of eejit puts insoles into a dryer?

Ten minutes on a windowsill, in the air, would do it.
Exactly!

And putting them in the dryer actually ruined them, bits of crumbled rubber everywhere!

When I went into the basement this morning, someone had thrown them in the bin, hopefully it was the offender and hopefully they saw my note.
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Old 07.09.2016, 15:20
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So we will have to suffer scratchy towels now because of some inconsiderate barsteward!

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I like scratchy towels .
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Old 07.09.2016, 15:43
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Exactly!

And putting them in the dryer actually ruined them, bits of crumbled rubber everywhere!

When I went into the basement this morning, someone had thrown them in the bin, hopefully it was the offender and hopefully they saw my note.
You could wash some old cleaning cloths, reducing the spin speed to keep them a bit wet then tumble them on the longest, hottest setting and it might clear the smell from the dryer drum with the heated steam from the soggy cloths.
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Old 07.09.2016, 17:33
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Road works. Slow traffic, very slow. I need to turn left but the road is closed off and a sign says to take the next one left. The next one left is closed off, still because of the road works. Following turning is two miles on, yeah, the road is clear! I drive the mile and half down...it's closed off!
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Old 07.09.2016, 17:40
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Road works. Slow traffic, very slow. I need to turn left but the road is closed off and a sign says to take the next one left. The next one left is closed off, still because of the road works. Following turning is two miles on, yeah, the road is clear! I drive the mile and half down...it's closed off!
You are aware that driving issues actually come under TIG (This is Geneva) - where TIG is pretty much entirely made up of complaints about the ability of Geneva town planners to create traffic jams at 4am with only 10 vehicles on all roads within Geneva city
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Old 07.09.2016, 17:48
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

My micro-rant is directed at people who walk around carrying folded up full size umbrellas in a crowded street horizontal with the spike sticking out behind them. FFS I've been jabbed so many times. Carry it upright!
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You are aware that driving issues actually come under TIG (This is Geneva) - where TIG is pretty much entirely made up of complaints about the ability of Geneva town planners to create traffic jams at 4am with only 10 vehicles on all roads within Geneva city
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Old 07.09.2016, 20:10
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My micro-rant is directed at people who walk around carrying folded up full size umbrellas in a crowded street horizontal with the spike sticking out behind them. FFS I've been jabbed so many times. Carry it upright!
And please, if you stand it vertically beside you in a crowded tram, make sure it is not vertical inside my smart knee high boots.
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My micro-rant is directed at people who walk around carrying folded up full size umbrellas in a crowded street horizontal with the spike sticking out behind them. FFS I've been jabbed so many times. Carry it upright!
Was jabbed 2 times on the tram line 2 yesterday.
Couldn't be bothered to file it as bodily harm, although I still carry the bruises.
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Old 07.09.2016, 20:26
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And please, if you stand it vertically beside you in a crowded tram, make sure it is not vertical inside my smart knee high boots.
or on my toes, thank you very much
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Nobody accepts PayPal, so you're expected to bank transfer €00s with zero buyer protection.
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Stuck eating French Fries because I forgot the essential ingredient for the lunch I actually wanted.
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