Category Archives: complaint

Oooo my aching back

I reckon I’m everyone of the 8 in 10 people who will experience back pain sometime in their sorry lives. I’ve suffered from this annoying condition for most of my adult life and to tell the truth I’m well pissed-off. … Continue reading

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Traditionally speaking

For some unknown reason I spent a lot of today thinking about ‘the things I don’t do anymore’. Things that don’t seem as important as they undoubtedly and traditionally,were. And it wasn’t as though those things became boring or tedious … Continue reading

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Life…don’t talk to me about life…

I have to confess I was a little alarmed to read that life expectancy has, in this year of our Lord, 2018, stalled. I’m not sure whether this means I had better hurry up and finish this or 100 is … Continue reading

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Day in Court? Forget it. Wealthy only need apply.

You would have thought that in a country that prides itself for its human rights record, the UK’S path to Justice would be unhindered. Unfortunately, that is not so. If you want something as basic as a fair hearing, you … Continue reading

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Holidays or Vacations

I have what some might say is a major problem. (I don’t do holidays or vacations as our American friends say). When I say ‘I don’t do holidays or vacations’ what I mean is I don’t like holidays or vacations. … Continue reading

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There really is such a thing as ‘The Dark Side’.

I can’t be the only one to be thinking that there really is such a thing as ‘The Dark Side’. I mean, it’s all a bit of a mess isn’t it? At the moment it’s like what Marvin the Paranoid Android … Continue reading

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Bank Holidays. What are they? What are they for?

So here we are in the UK just coming out of one of those strange day-long holidays us Brits call ‘Bank Holidays’. In truth, no-one on this sceptered isle has any idea what they are, what they are meant to celebrate … Continue reading

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Advertising, in all its forms

As a life-long Curmudgeon and miserable bar-steward one of the many things that gets my goat is advertising, in all its forms. The thing that has always puzzled me is the fact that I have always assumed that it must … Continue reading

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My relationship with the current hot weather situation.

In the current hot weather I resemble a barrage balloon. Soon I will take to the skies. Much more heat and my expansion will become a wonder to see. I look like something out of Madame Tussaud. Wax-like and shiny … Continue reading

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‘…and it came to pass that the darkness descending upon the land bought Brexit, Trump & Murdoch’

You know me. I’m not what you would call an over-dramatic kind of person (*cough. OK apart from the title of this piece ‘…and it came to pass that the darkness descending upon the land bought Brexit, Trump & Murdoch’ … Continue reading

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Symptoms. A significant birthday and time for my body to fall to pieces.

It would appear that almost to the day of a significant birthday (mind your own business but a clue; biblical), the symptoms have arrived and my body has decided to take the hint and begin to fall to pieces. To … Continue reading

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The Russians & the World Cup.

Just a quick one to say that in case you have been wondering I have just (a few hours ago returned from a holiday in Cornwall) but more about that later. For now I want to expose ‘the powers that … Continue reading

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The Five essential signs of British Summer time (in Stratford-upon-Avon).

The Five essential signs that British Summer time has arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon. 1. 7.30 in the morning. The two families that appear to own 20 dogs apiece let them loose to shit in their garden rather than take them for a walk … Continue reading

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Warning: Facebook spat over vulture and dying baby.

Having a bit of a Facebook spat at the moment concerning that infamous/awful photograph of a vulture waiting to peck the eyes out of a dying little black baby. If you haven’t seen it, take a deep breath… I won’t … Continue reading

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The real reason why the UK High Street is dying and how to increase footfall.

If you are a shop keeper and want to know the real reason why the UK High Street is dying, you have come to the right place. If you want to increase footfall The Curmudgeon knows the answer to that, … Continue reading

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My complaint letter to BRITISH GAS or Long day’s journey into night.

Thought you might like to see my British Gas Complaint Letter. Labelled ‘URGENT’ they promise me a reply in 72 hours. Dear sir or madam, I am on my 5th engineer in three days. Day One: 21st May 2018. Engineer … Continue reading

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Facebook. Is Mark Zuckerberg your new Big Brother?

I think I might have finally beaten my Facebook/Zuckerberg addiction. Thankfully, after a week of not posting, the sweats and shaking have stopped and I’m finally sleeping at night. The latest revelations regarding Facebook’s involvement in the alleged manipulations of voting … Continue reading

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