I was watching a film the other day and the family sat around the dinner table. One of them said grace – “For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly thankful”. This set me thinking about what these people were actually telling us about themselves or, at least, the one making the statement.

So many people say these things because they were raised to say them. Adults, people in positions of power, taught their subservient children by rote to say and do these things and, probably without really thinking it through, they automatically repeat them for the rest of their lives.  “Thank God” ~ “God bless you” ~ crossing themselves before a football match ~ “God help me” ~ “God be with you” ~ “Bless me” etc. Do they really think the creator of the universe is actually hearing these half-meant pathetic pronouncements?

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Complaint to LG, Currys, SkyQ and Panasonic

Open Letter To LG, Currys & SkyQ

The interrelationship and interactions of modern technology impacts the ordinary consumer and industries don’t care who suffers as long as it isn’t their bottom line. Particularly LG, Currys, Sky & Panasonic.

Letter to           Customer Relations Director LG

Customer Relations Director DGS Retail

Customer Relations Director SkyQ TV

Customer Relations Director Panasonic

This is a complex article and is based around our own personal experience. Please bear with me as I construct it in the most understandable way. If you don’t have time to read it now, don’t start. You’ll get lost in the complexity.

Timelime:        27th June 2017 new LG 55” OLED UHD 3D TV – LG55C6V

7th September – fault developed in LG TV.

4th October – set returned with new screen.

Between 31st July & 10th October new Sky Q software downloaded.

11th October – discovered 3D was not working.

25th October – LG engineer changed panel but 3D still not working.

3rd November – LG issued BER number POU1710187777/RNU171017029918

8th November – New Panasonic Vierra television ordered.

16th November – LG set returned.

19th November – Couldn’t get glasses to work.

22nd November – Couldn’t get Panasonic’s own glasses to work.

22nd November – discovered reason for the problem.

23rd November – screamed loudly, sat in despair, then started this.

When you are retired and having to live on a budget, it is important to think carefully before making a large purchase. Entertainment in our home is a great pleasure, particularly dramas, football (soccer) and films. We therefore decided we should invest in the best possible set for our needs.

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Good Grief! I’m Being Forced To Support The Tories!

You all know my views on people who voted for Brexit. Think what you did when you buy your fuel this week.

However, now the vote has been made a government I dislike is having to negotiate the terms. Whether I dislike the government is immaterial. Even I can see that they cannot discuss negotiation techniques and parameters publicly. It would be insane to give away your negotiation tactics.

So what does Corbyn do – wants public debates in parliament on how our government is going to negotiate? Words fail me as to what sort of blithering idiot this man is. Sorry, but whatever we think of them, we have to trust the government to negotiate in private. Anything else would be as stupid as voting to leave the EU!

Remain or Leave? Things To Consider …

Euro MapI’ve kept out of this argument until now, but I thought I’d better speak out as it looks as if it is possible the Leave supporters might actually win. If you are a Leave supporter, please don’t allow that to stop you reading. Don’t you want an opinion from an pensioner who has worked in various industries, run businesses both successfully and with failures, and now relies on a pension? I hope I’m going to give you a different perspective, why not, at least, give me a hearing.

Firstly I think we all ought to consider what we are about to throw away. The European Union, or whatever you want to call it, is an experiment to try to ensure a good trading environment and the ability for people to move freely through a large area of the world.

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