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What's the deal with travel insurance these days?
The insurance companies are so clever now. They have a long list of intrusive questions about everything in your life, and naturally enough dig out - [11 April 2016 - 0 comments]

Anti-social behaviour from other passengers on our trains
My Gripe are other passengers and just how selfish and rude some people can be, for example who feel they have to make themselves at home by placing - [24 March 2016 - 7 comments]

Train companies and their different rules for carrying mobility scooters
I have for many years used a mobility scooter. A nice solid slow 4 wheeler limited to 4mph and designed for pavement use. My problem is that I use it - [23 February 2016 - 2 comments]

Inconsiderate passengers on flights with unruly children
We all know that when we fly to and from our holiday destinations some of these flights can be popular and very busy, most of us are, also aware that - [21 February 2016 - 0 comments]

Organisations and institutions fail to keep personal records
One of my biggest gripes (and definitely for many others in a similar boat) is the availability of personal records kept by government departments or - [12 February 2016 - 0 comments]

Unable to be friends with aloof, unemotional English people
I find English people aloof,they go to great lengths to avoid making new friends especially with anyone different. On the other hand they are very - [20 January 2016 - 6 comments]

Things restaurants do to get more money out of you
Going out for a meal and maybe a couple of drinks is a real treat and not the sort of thing that one can afford to do every night. It's hard to - [18 January 2016 - 4 comments]

Rosegal order still hasn't arrived after a month
I placed an for some jewelry with Rosegal a reasonable time before Christmas and althought it is now January I've yet to receive anything from them. - [5 January 2016 - 3 comments]

Eating out is too expensive because people put up and shut up
A fool and their money are soon parted, isn't that how the saying goes? When eating out restaurants get away with charging too much because people let - [22 December 2015 - 8 comments]

Taken advantage of by friends and relatives
Being taken advantage of by relatives or good friends is the one thing that gets my goat at the moment. My gripe is that I was in a bad way with a - [3 December 2015 - 13 comments]

Black Friday madness - fed up hearing about deals and offers
Black Friday madness is on us again and I for one would rather go down the pub this evening for a quiet pint than wrestle with a bunch of hooligans - [27 November 2015 - 2 comments]

Excessive deductions from wages working through an agency
I work through an employment agency and do general labourer work on construction sites. They use an umbrella payroll company to process our wages so - [12 November 2015 - 2 comments]


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