Things that fully irk you

Get them a voucher for a shop that doesn’t have a web shop and is in the next town to where they live.


I’m quite staggered by secret santas for £50! Pretty much everyone I know is broke this year.


Changed my user name on my laptop (mac) today, been putting it off for over a year because everyone has been like “oooh mind out doing that on a mac, it’s a nightmare”. So Ive done it… And it’s basically factory reset the laptop. All of my apps and programmes are still installed, but all of my files are gone, all of my login info for everything is gone.

Apparently I can get it back if I log in to my Apple ID… Part of this involves providing the security code for the payment card on my account. That’s a card which expired years ago, I don’t have it, I don’t know what the code is. I can click an option for “cannot use this card”, and that just prompts a pop up that goes “yeah well sucks to be you, you can’t log in then, tough shit”. Excellent. Thank you very much.

Most of my files are backed up on my Google accounts and on Github, but getting my file structures back and wading through the useful stuff will be a nightmare. And the main thing that’s pissing me off is all the config that has taken me literal years to set up on all the programmes I use for my work like VS Code, XCode, Android Studio, is just completely gone and not coming back.

All I did was change my login name for fucks sake.

If you follow these instructions to list users, is your old one there? List User Accounts on Mac from Command Line

One thing that not going into the office much (or let’s face it anywhere else) for a couple of years had made me forget: people who stand in front of lift doors when they’re waiting to get in, or even worse who try to get into the lift before giving anyone a chance to get out.

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the fucking tiktok noises on the bus because people refuse to wear headphones


So odd that playing videos, etc with the sound cranked up in public has become a normal thing to do.

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when has it not been? bane of my life since my teens

Dunno, feel it always used to be a thing for dickheads. Every fucker is at it these days.


this but with trains and train doors

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Update: the person I pulled has also requested an amazon voucher. Both people are in a couple together and are the organisers of this secret Santa.

I asked to lower it to £30 which was approved - but I also asked to buy gifts from independent or high street shops where possible. My mum backed this up by saying “vouchers are a bit impersonal”

The original person replied “we’re happy for impersonal over here”



Secret Santa, only you know who’s getting you a present and you’ve told them explicitly what you want.


So they’re happy to give out a mystery present but refuse to receive one…

I think you should buy them 30 worth of ‘live,laugh, love’ signs and then deny you pulled their name out


We’re also suspecting some kind of rigging. There’s only 6 of us so it’s a bit strange we as a couple got another couple and the couple requested no gifts :joy:

Maximum cash return!!!

Why did they say they’d do secret santa if they don’t want gifts? This is the weirdest secret santa. I reckon the original couple have a goft they dont want from another time still wrapped up and have arranged this as a way to offload it whilst getting some money to buy what they did want :laughing:


This is carnage.

It’s time to click on one of those absolutely wild adverts from wish and order something off-the-grid.

We’ve got a thread somewhere…

Found it - #589 by TheWza


We will be purchasing actual gifts. If they don’t like that, don’t do secret Santa shrug


Who knows!

But I will get to the bottom of it.

Now how do I hack into my brothers draw names account?!

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charity donation on their behalf, so they can’t even complain about it without coming across really badly


Im in one that was organised by some app thing and you can do wishlists. Think saying a few things you like in it would be fine but exact things of what you want is bs

I think the person i got has asked for a alexa type speaker thing as well