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66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
edited November 2020 in Coffee lounge
Another thread idea I had.

What opinions do you hold that are unpopular or that go against the vast majority?

They can be about anything from food to TV programs to politics to current issues but please keep it civil and respect everyone’s views. ;)
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    I think Doctor Who is absolute garbage. 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    Interesting one @Adrian_Scope!

    I don’t see the point in jewellery apart from a watch.

    I think Marmite is okay. I don’t love it or hate it. 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    Following on from the marmite...

    I have no strong opinion of Donald Trump. I can take him or leave him. It seems most people either adore him or detest him! :D
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @Adrian_Scope,

     I agree with you about Doctor Who as I have never liked it😁

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,083 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree with doctor who and tbh anything sci fi its all fantasy and I prefer reality 

    I dont agree with how much money footballers and celebrities are paid there needs to be a better balance of earnings just my thoughts there are lots other people who contribute more to society and work harder but paid a lot less and even some are struggling financially 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 that’s a good one

    With footballers and celebrities it’s all supply and demand, the public choose to give them money, but I’ve thought what you say about middle manager types

    As an example if a middle manager in the NHS is paid £50,000 and a nurse is paid £25,000, is the middle manager really worth 2 nurses? Are they really doing a job that’s worth twice as much as a nurse? Would the money be better spent on 2 nurses who could be saving lives?
  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 271 Courageous
    I don't believe in the freedom of speech.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,083 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang I agree to a certain extent but the doctors have the knowledge to diagnose some do surgery and prescribe treatments.  Nurses however provide the day to day care on instruction from the doctors and patient needs . Nurses are certainly worth a higher level of pay than currently earning when their earnings are on par or lower than less skilled or less valuable to the community 

    Just remember we are just expressing our own opinions 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,723

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    edited November 2020
    I think that the Yeren, Yeti, Yowie, Skunk Ape, Woodwose, Rougarou and Sasquatch are from the genus, that of Gigantopithecus.
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,254 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't like animals...  Can't stand Attenborough or farming programmes.  No interest in any sort of pet.  Don't understand the 'cute' aspect that other people seem to see. 


  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    I don’t like ‘the voice’ everyone seems to think a loud shouty voice is great. I don’t. 

    @Richard_Scope I think you may be right.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    Great ones everyone thanks for sharing :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 I’m not talking about doctors, I agree doctors do a good job, I’m talking about middle managers who sit in an office, I’d maybe replace some of them with front line staff

    @OverlyAnxious that’s a good one, I’m not massively into animals myself. I didn’t used to mind Attenborough but I find him a bit preachy now!
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    encaser said:
    I don't believe in the freedom of speech.
    Controversial one I like it, that’s what this thread is about
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,708 Disability Gamechanger
    I hate the "celeb" culture we seem to live amongst
    Also hate the "compensation" culture we have imported from across the Atlantic.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    Hard to disagree @woodbine thanks for posting :)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,418 Disability Gamechanger
    I haven't got a clue what you're talking about @Richard_Scope 😂
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,723

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    The story if my life @Ami2301 :D
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  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 271 Courageous
    I think that the Yeren, Yeti, Yowie, Skunk Ape, Woodwose, Rougarou and Sasquatch are from the genus, that of Gigantopithecus.
    I think that question was answered to my satisfaction, at least, in Psych season 7 episode 3.
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,723

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    @encaser, I haven't ever heard of that programme. I'll take a look. 

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  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 680 Pioneering
    Plenty: There should be no such thing as council housing, now there is housing benefit for those who need help paying rent, but only while they need that help, not giving someone a home at sometimes a tiny fraction of the true rent, to keep for their whole lives however rich they might later become.  They also can have a four bedroom house with garage as a reward for having lots of family members, and keep it the rest of their life even if after a family row they live alone, shortly after moving in (real life example personally witnessed)

    Rental housing would be better pooled in a national resource, with private and council tenancies banished in favour of a national 'approved tenant' register, enabling people to choose the sort of housing suited to their changing needs, to stay in an area or often in a particular home for as long or as little as fits their wishes and requirements, so they can easily move at short notice to live near work opportunities, or near people who will help care for them or be cared for by them, or to escape a frightening situation.   

    The aim of the 'approved tenant' register would be that the government would underwrite the landlords for tenants who trash property and pay no rent, but would have the incentive to carefully identify the miscreant, in order to remove them from the list, but also to ensure they repay the costs of their actions.  They would also be unable to be problem neighbours, making lives hell and getting away with it because "we are council tenants, we can't be evicted because the council would have to put our kids in care and they dare not".  Now that people can be deported from the country after prison sentences and simply obtain fake papers and return instantly, it is essential that D.N.A. is used as I.D., never paperwork. 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    I like school dinners / in flight catering / hospital food :o
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 680 Pioneering
    I don't think this is unpopular with anyone here, but it is unpopular with developers.  There is a Public Consultation to ask if there should be no disabled housing built in future, or a little bit, a little bit accessible, or (Option 4) to ban any more inaccessible new build, and make it compulsory that a proportion must be fully disabled usable.   That means new building regulations should make it impossible for councils to give consent to have anything but minimum standard M4 (2), meaning wheelchair users can get into the door, but some should be standard M 4 (3), meaning disabled people can actually move round their home in a wheelchair, and don't need to have carers doing things they are capable of doing themselves.

    Because the national housing stock has virtually not a single unit of M4(3) fully  disabled friendly usable housing anywhere, there is a good argument that the national housing stock needs correcting, by making every single new build to M 4(3).    It is so easy to simply alter the design before construction, and the extra cost is only £1,400, according to this Public Consultation paper.   Altering adequately after the home is built not only costs a fortune, but is never completely adequate.    

    SCOPE, please could you transfer this with the right link to a place people will see it?    After the Public Consultation closes, in two week's time, it will be too late.   Millions of new build are ready to be pushed through planning and constructed in a mass home building drive.   The Equalities Impact assessment has declared that having nowhere to live has a positive impact on elderly and disabled people.    You won't believe it, so check 50. and 51 of the document, which says exactly that.   You don't have to be disabled today, and don't need to be a carer today, to realise that a fully wheelchair accessible home is fine for non disabled and disabled people, all their lives, but if they ever need it, and there is no such thing in the national housing stock, they will regret not getting onto that Public Consultation and filling in option 4, with a remark in the remarks box underneath, explaining the entire building regulations should demand M4 (3) for every single newbuild.

    We can be sure the big developers will moan, because that extra £1,400 off their profit will annoy them.  But the population of the country need housing that will not become useless to them, not shoddy inaccessible brick rabbit hutches, with or without cladding, such as the construction approved in recent years. 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Firstly...I dont care one jot what gender somebody is or wants to be...and I will treat all people with respect, unless I have a good reason not to.
    But I hate when people think they have the right to police our thoughts.
    I said on another forum that a man who may have had surgery to become female would always be a man who had, had surgery to become female in my eyes and not the same as someone born female...not because they're in any way inferior, or not as good etc but just not the same.
    I was banned....
    So, just in case, it was nice knowing you all...
    It's just my opinion...
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 680 Pioneering
    Cress, it is bewildering why stating a fact is a problem.   Nice knowing you too.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    We are getting controversial, this thread is getting interesting

    I won’t respond as debating is not the idea of this thread it’s simply to state our unpopular opinions

    Thanks for posting everyone
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    Another of mine

    The public are too stupid (and I include myself, I am not attempting to speak as an outsider) to be trusted to make decisions such as how the country should be run. That said I’m not saying that dictatorship is the answer just that democracy is flawed. I won’t pretend to know what the answer is.

    I did study the concept of a “selfless dictator” in my philosophy A level but that is sadly not a possibility in the real world.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Hi @newborn :) I believe that this is the link to the consultation you're talking about, including the ways in which you can respond. Please feel free to create a new discussion about this topic now that you have the link!
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  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 271 Courageous
    66Mustang said:
    I like school dinners / in flight catering / hospital food :o
    The three can be pretty similar in taste and nutritional content!
  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 271 Courageous
    Euthanasia should be legalised.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited November 2020
    encaser said:
    Euthanasia should be legalised.
    Won't happen, people have been asking for it for Donkey's years.

    Unpopular opinion? I think Boris Johnson's a complete Berk, and that's the censored version! I also hate Sony, I've had 2 of their mobile phones, and they didn't work at all, plus due to my allegiance to the Xbox brand I've had many an argument with Sony fans, and last year I bought a Sony Cybershot camera from a Charity shop I worked in, tried it about twice, it didn't work very well so I sold it on eBay.





  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    I’ve never liked the Beatles.
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    I dont think cancer charities should advertise free will writing services...
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited November 2020
    I hate Rap music passionately.

    in fact apart from a few recent Gems such as "Shotgun" by George Ezra, Pop music in general has been rubbish since around 1996 IMO.

    Also, I hate PayPal, but it's essential for eBay buying and selling so I have to live with it.


  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    I also dislike rap
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    leeCal said:
    I also dislike rap
    I used to hate Marshall "Eminem" Mathers for his constant swearing in his songs, till I read somewhere that the guy has Tourette's so he can't help it.


  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    All religions should be treated as a hobby and have no place in schools, the workplace or anywhere in public life...
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,311

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     :o Blimey you lot aren't holding back.  Also, thank you everyone for respecting other's opinions and keeping it civil whilst perhaps not agreeing.  

    My unpopular opinions?  George Ezra is overrated.  Chai tea tastes rank.  Lord of the rings = rubbish.  Jazz music sucks. 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited November 2020
     :o Blimey you lot aren't holding back.  Also, thank you everyone for respecting other's opinions and keeping it civil whilst perhaps not agreeing.  

    My unpopular opinions?  George Ezra is overrated.  Chai tea tastes rank.  Lord of the rings = rubbish.  Jazz music sucks. 
    George Ezra overrated? How very dare you! :D 

    Lord of the Ring is indeed **** though, as are all 5 Hobbit movies.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Cress said:
    All religions should be treated as a hobby and have no place in schools, the workplace or anywhere in public life...

    I do tend to agree, I hated RE in school, I'm just not religious at all, never have been.

    Usually if anyone asks what Religion I am, on Census forms etc, I put or say "Jedi"


  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    I can't stand it when someone says "moving forward". I had never heard that term until about a year ago. Usually it means the person you are talking either wants to make you listen to their opinion and doesn't want to listen to what you are saying. It just sounds like another way of telling someone to shut up :) I find it so irritating because if only the person you were speaking to listened instead of saying moving forward. I have heard more and more people say it and it just doesn't sound like a natural thing to say to someone.
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    I also dislike buzzwords and I would include "moving forward" as a buzzword.

    I don't like the following:

    "Reaching out" especially when the person doesn't mean it. 
    "Touch base"
    "Ping"
    One of the ones I really dislike is when someone requests something but says "Ask" in other words "my ask is" which is absolute nonsense.
    "Buy in"
    "On the same page."
    "Quick win."
    "Blue sky" 

    There is of course "going forward" which is same as "moving forward" :s

    I would be interested to hear from anyone else on here to find out if they find any of the above buzzwords annoying :)

  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    @RAwarrior that’s a good point about “moving forward”!

    Have you heard of a game called Buzzword Bingo? It’s a game one of my family members plays in meetings at work.

    Basically you fill out a 3x3 grid with buzzwords that you think will come up in the meeting (like moving forward, health and safety, diversity, etc.) and when they do come up you cross them out. The first one to cross their whole grid out wins!
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @66Mustang,

    I haven’t heard of it but it probably wouldn’t take me long to fill it in😂

    Maybe it’s just me but sometimes are becoming like clones all using the same buzzwords which sound out of place. If I wanted something I would say something like “please could you .... then say what it was I wanted. I would never say “my ask is” because it sounds ridiculous😂


    However, 
    moving forward 🤣🤣🤣

  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Sometimes people
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    Hehe :D 

    On a similar note I would say I’m not a fan of internet “memes”
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    On a similar note I would say I’m not a fan of internet “memes”
    gif of man blinking and shaking head in disbelief

    Outrageous statement @66Mustang :wink:
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,254 Disability Gamechanger

    Also, I hate PayPal, but it's essential for eBay buying and selling so I have to live with it.
    Not any more!  Literally yesterday I had an email saying eBay are changing their payment methods.  You can now link your bank account directly to ebay.   :)
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,254 Disability Gamechanger
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    I don’t like feisty. The only feisty people I have met were and are complete pains in the neck.
    Incidentally what is the male equivalent of feisty!? Pain in the neck?
    i also don’t like the misuse of the word wicked.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited November 2020
    I've just seen a comment on Facebook complaining about "brown people" on a Christmas related TV advert! Eh?

    1) "Brown" people? Racist much?!
    2) It's the third week of November, Christmas is over 30 days away!
    3) All racists should [removed by moderator] be forced to consume a rolled up copy of the Daily Mail.


  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,254 Disability Gamechanger
    Similar to the buzz words, I don't like persuasive words in ads...

    When someone advertises a tiny studio flat as 'boasting a spacious open plan lifestyle' I immediately assume the rest of ad is all lies as well.  :D

    Not to mention an 80k commuter car ad stating that it's in 'mint condition' and 'drives like a new car'...  I've had over 40 used cars.  Not one has ever driven like a new car...and I'd be extremely disappointed to buy a new car and find it drives like an 80k Insignia...  :D

    What's worse is that the majority of people must be enticed by this rubbish otherwise they wouldn't do it!!  :p
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    @MrAllen1976 what about dogmatic idealists?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited November 2020
    leeCal said:
    @MrAllen1976 what about dogmatic idealists?

    More fool them for falling for the baseless drivel printed in the right wing press.

    I'm also not a fan of most Internet memes, because some times I don't get them, and people insult me for it.


  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    newborn said:
    Plenty: There should be no such thing as council housing, now there is housing benefit for those who need help paying rent, but only while they need that help, not giving someone a home at sometimes a tiny fraction of the true rent, to keep for their whole lives however rich they might later become.  They also can have a four bedroom house with garage as a reward for having lots of family members, and keep it the rest of their life even if after a family row they live alone, shortly after moving in (real life example personally witnessed)

    Rental housing would be better pooled in a national resource, with private and council tenancies banished in favour of a national 'approved tenant' register, enabling people to choose the sort of housing suited to their changing needs, to stay in an area or often in a particular home for as long or as little as fits their wishes and requirements, so they can easily move at short notice to live near work opportunities, or near people who will help care for them or be cared for by them, or to escape a frightening situation.   

    The aim of the 'approved tenant' register would be that the government would underwrite the landlords for tenants who trash property and pay no rent, but would have the incentive to carefully identify the miscreant, in order to remove them from the list, but also to ensure they repay the costs of their actions.  They would also be unable to be problem neighbours, making lives hell and getting away with it because "we are council tenants, we can't be evicted because the council would have to put our kids in care and they dare not".  Now that people can be deported from the country after prison sentences and simply obtain fake papers and return instantly, it is essential that D.N.A. is used as I.D., never paperwork. 
    Unpopular opinion, most inner City Council estates are Rat traps and full of Chavs.


  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious
    Not any more!  Literally yesterday I had an email saying eBay are changing their payment methods.  You can now link your bank account directly to eBay

    not long ago my eBay account was compromised and I had to leave, I’m so glad my bank account wasn’t attached to the account!!!
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,254 Disability Gamechanger
    I've just seen a comment on Facebook complaining about "brown people" on a Christmas related TV advert! Eh?
    Wait until they find out where Jesus was born...  :#
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    Similar to the buzz words, I don't like persuasive words in ads...

    When someone advertises a tiny studio flat as 'boasting a spacious open plan lifestyle' I immediately assume the rest of ad is all lies as well.  :D

    Not to mention an 80k commuter car ad stating that it's in 'mint condition' and 'drives like a new car'...  I've had over 40 used cars.  Not one has ever driven like a new car...and I'd be extremely disappointed to buy a new car and find it drives like an 80k Insignia...  :D

    What's worse is that the majority of people must be enticed by this rubbish otherwise they wouldn't do it!!  :p
    I assume you are familiar with the word “cosy” which basically means small!

    Apparently Apple employees are given a kind of thesaurus of words not to say when dealing with computer problems, with alternative words to say instead!

    Another one I don’t get with cars is when they say “female owner” or “elderly owner” like that’s automatically a good thing. I know plenty of people who abuse cars regardless of their age or gender and plenty who look after them well. Often (not always) “chavvy” looking cars are owned by people who really like their car and keep it in good nick. I would rather a car owned by a young male enthusiast who looked after it than a little old lady who abused the clutch and never took the engine above 2500RPMs. :D

    That said for balance my brother’s first car was owned by an elderly lady who had it serviced every year even though she’d only done 500 miles in it and it was in beautiful condition.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,254 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    Similar to the buzz words, I don't like persuasive words in ads...

    When someone advertises a tiny studio flat as 'boasting a spacious open plan lifestyle' I immediately assume the rest of ad is all lies as well.  :D

    Not to mention an 80k commuter car ad stating that it's in 'mint condition' and 'drives like a new car'...  I've had over 40 used cars.  Not one has ever driven like a new car...and I'd be extremely disappointed to buy a new car and find it drives like an 80k Insignia...  :D

    What's worse is that the majority of people must be enticed by this rubbish otherwise they wouldn't do it!!  :p
    I assume you are familiar with the word “cosy” which basically means small!

    Apparently Apple employees are given a kind of thesaurus of words not to say when dealing with computer problems, with alternative words to say instead!

    Another one I don’t get with cars is when they say “female owner” or “elderly owner” like that’s automatically a good thing. I know plenty of people who abuse cars regardless of their age or gender and plenty who look after them well. Often (not always) “chavvy” looking cars are owned by people who really like their car and keep it in good nick. I would rather a car owned by a young male enthusiast who looked after it than a little old lady who abused the clutch and never took the engine above 2500RPMs. :D

    That said for balance my brother’s first car was owned by an elderly lady who had it serviced every year even though she’d only done 500 miles in it and it was in beautiful condition.
    Haha, yep!  And 'low maintenance garden' usually means a 6ft square slab of concrete!  'Situated on a popular development' means overpopulated estate where you can barely squeeze a car though.  'Generous double bedroom' means you might just be able to fit a wardrobe in as well as a bed.  There are loads of them!  :D 

    Yes, 'one careful lady owner' is another one that winds me up...just makes me assume the clutch is knackered, the DPF is blocked and there'll be dents on scrapes on every corner.  I'd rather not know who previously owned any car I'm buying!   :p
  • Eliz31abethEliz31abeth Member Posts: 34 Courageous
    What a relief to be able to blurt my unpopular opinion...

    Mine? The people who cant take their eyes off their phone when they are with me every notification ping they are onto it ..yet when i send them a message  they dont answer for days or at all ( have a family member in mind) ..
    I have no problem if they are expecting something important.but otherwise makes me feel like im wasting their time or an incovenience or just not important.
    One friend( i did it kindly) i just said " i can see you are really busy so ill let you get on" stood to get up and leave..she hasnt done it since..



  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    @Eliz31abeth

    I have to say, not unpopular with me, I agree!

    I have a family member who gets mad if people use their phones while she is around them, but, if you are talking to her she is the first to get her phone out when it makes a noise!

    Like you I wouldn’t mind if it was an ill family member or an urgent business deal but it’s always a family member sharing a picture of their dinner.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited November 2020
    Unpopular opinion 1: Football is overrated, most of the big name footballers get paid FAR too much, I mean come on, £20,000 a week to kick a plastic ball round a field for 90 mimutes? That's  a serving PC's annual Salary and their job's a LOT more dangerous!

    Unpopular opinion 2: All Elite Wrestling sucks, full of "Vanilla [removed by moderator]" who think they can fly, and also full of former WWE mid carders who Tony Khan thinks he can push to the Moon to "stick it" to Vince McMahon and WWE in general.


  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    Unpopular opinion amongst car enthusiasts - I quite like the idea of an electric car! No gears to worry about, 4p a mile in fuel costs, instant acceleration, less moving parts to go wrong...
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang I’ve no doubt that the government will find a new tax for electric cars to compensate for the billions lost in fuel sales.

    something I don’t like is ice cream sellers wearing gloves to sell ice creams but then also take and give change wearing the same gloves, very unhygienic. I’m surprised they are allowed to do it frankly.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal I agree and have tried to say this to family members and friends in the past!

    Fuel costs £5 per gallon, of which about £3-£3.50 is pure tax (in the USA where there is no tax fuel is about £1.50 a gallon), so an average 40mpg car is spending 12.5p a mile of which about 8p of that is tax.

    That means by 2030 they will likely introduce a road charge of 8p per mile travelled (probably more knowing the government!) to recoup the lost revenue. That will likely apply to all cars - combustions as well as electrics - as well.

    I still don’t mind the idea of an electric car in the interim though and think they could be good fun.:smiley:
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Haha, yep!  And 'low maintenance garden' usually means a 6ft square slab of concrete!  'Situated on a popular development' means overpopulated estate where you can barely squeeze a car though.  'Generous double bedroom' means you might just be able to fit a wardrobe in as well as a bed.  There are loads of them!  :D 
    Haha, these are so true! We're trying to move at the moment and the misleading garden descriptions definitely took me by surprise. There was one that boasted an 'intimate and low maintenance garden' and it was essentially a 4ft wide alleyway running across the back of the house. Lovely!
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited November 2020
    Unpopular opinion 1: WWE "Legend" The Undertaker should've retired undefeated at Wrestle Mania, the 2 "blemishes" on the Streak, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, should be wiped from the record books IMO.

    Unpopular opinion 2: Kevin Nash should not have defeated Goldberg at Starrcade 1998, it was bad enough he won the match and ended Goldberg's undefeated Streak of over 200 matches, but with interference from the balance of the New World Order? How about no?! If WCW had to end the Streak they could've at least give Goldberg a clean finish.

  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,723

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    Blackpool is an awful holiday destination. 
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Cleethorpes should be destroyed and rebuilt from the ground up, it hasn't changed in over 30 years.


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    :o I love Cleethorpes @MrAllen1976:D 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,083 Disability Gamechanger
    @Richard_Scope agree with you there Im not into the UK coastal places with all the arcades and fast food stalls and such much prefer places like lake district
  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 271 Courageous
    The afterlife is just wishful thinking.
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    :o I love Cleethorpes @MrAllen1976:D 
    Yeah don't get me wrong I love it, I lived at 16 Taylor's Avenue there during my Student years but it's a bit of a quaint little Town, like just down the road in Grimsby it's not very modern, even the games in the Arcades are about 25 years out of date.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,083 Disability Gamechanger
    I disagree that GPS in lots of locations are still not doing face to face consultations (mine included). All other people if they cant work from home are going into work, all our teachers are expected to work and our children go to school yet the GP are not seeing patients.

    I agree with telephone consultations where they are all that is required but feel people are going to A&E rather than the GP knowing they will see a doctor, but this is just clogging up our over stretched hospitals
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    People should need special permission to cut down any tree or large bush. We need more trees and bushes imo to help with global warming and wildlife in general.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree @janer1967 especially as there are people who can’t have a phone appointment like me.

    That’s a good one @leeCal. my brother is a tree surgeon but I think he would agree with you, his worst jobs are “clearance” jobs where you have to cut down a tree or bush, he prefers to tend to them.
  • Eliz31abethEliz31abeth Member Posts: 34 Courageous
    I think im getting grumpy with age.

    ..a virtually empty supermarket carpark at 0810 and someone parks in adjacent space right next to me..so i have to wait to open my door ...why?
    Is it me?
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    I think im getting grumpy with age.

    ..a virtually empty supermarket carpark at 0810 and someone parks in adjacent space right next to me..so i have to wait to open my door ...why?
    Is it me?
    Nope, blame idiots who think all old people should be in care Homes, even worse, people who think all disabled people should've been drowned at birth.


  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    @Eliz31abeth I had the same thing happens to me last week, it was so close I had to climb in the passenger seat and over the gearstick. Not an easy trick now.
  • Eliz31abethEliz31abeth Member Posts: 34 Courageous
    leeCal said:
    @Eliz31abeth I had the same thing happens to me last week, it was so close I had to climb in the passenger seat and over the gearstick. Not an easy trick now.
    No!!! Whats the matter with them? 
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    More irritating phrases which I have heard especially during the pandemic:

    "It is what it is" (usually when someone is doing a tick box exercise about wellbeing).

    "That's a really good question" I am really fed up hearing this especially during the government press briefings or when it is said in response to a question which someone does not want to answer. 

    People talking about wellbeing when they do not actually care about wellbeing. It has become lip service and just a tick box exercise.

    People asking how you are and before you have time to answer they start talking about what they actually want. 

    People who claim to be "disability champions" who refuse to discuss the serious issue of the workplace bullying of disabled staff. Being disabled at work is not only about having the right equipment as being treated like a human being is just as (if not more) important.

    I think far more needs to be done to try to eradicate workplace bullying of disabled people. Bullying is often covered up and the only recourse to most people is to go to an Employment Tribunal. I don't think that some employers have progressed at all especially when it comes to peer bullying of disabled staff. Unfortunately workplace bullying can have long term health implications which could be avoided instead of basically allowing bullies to continue making disabled staff's lives a misery.

    I read the comments made by @Francis_theythem on another thread. I am sorry to hear about how you feel and I often feel the same way because I am often made to feel like I am an afterthought. People often exclude me because they don't value my contribution so now I don't bother contributing when I have to interact with those kind of people. I think it's shameful that disabled people are made to feel worthless. I am fed up with tick box exercises about wellbeing because if people can't get the basics right then going on about wellbeing is pointless. Wellbeing, diversity, equality, inclusion etc are the latest buzzwords in workplaces but in reality they mean nothing.

    @leeCal Before I got a Blue Badge I had other drivers park right up against my car so I had to wait until they got back because I couldn't get into my car. I can't climb over the passenger seat. I used to park in an empty part of the supermarket car park only to return and find that a SUV was usually parked right next to me so I couldn't get it.

    People who use other people's Blue Badges when the holder is not in the car and people who park in the few disabled spaces without a Blue Badge knowing that nothing will be done.

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,091

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    Words like diversity, inclusion and equality can often be thrown around without much substance to back them up @RAwarrior, I agree with you. It almost saddens me when we heavily praise a certain employer for being all of those things, because it should be common practice.

    It certainly is annoying when people park in the spaces that they aren't supposed to, I wish the rules were enforced, those spaces serve a valuable purpose for those who use them legitimately.
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    Since we have larger cars like the SUV they should widen supermarket and public car parking spaces to suit.
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    leeCal said:
    Since we have larger cars like the SUV they should widen supermarket and public car parking spaces to suit.
    If you can afford an SUV you can afford to get shopping delivered! :)

  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    I noticed the car parking spaces in Waitrose are larger than regular ones, and deduced that it is because everyone who shops at Waitrose has a Range Rover. ;)
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope,

    Thank you very much for your comments😁

    I actually switch off when people who I know don’t actually care about diversity, equality and inclusion start talking about it because it is meaningless when these people talk about it. If I want to discuss these issues I would discuss it with people who actually want disabled people be treated fairly including people in this online community.

    Unfortunately along with the many other words/phrases I have mentioned, they have become yet more buzzwords😞

    I am fed up with people talking about wellbeing when it’s clear they are only doing it to make themselves look good. Employers need to do far more to stop disabled staff getting bullied at work and I think things have got worse for many disabled people because ridiculing someone who is disabled doesn’t seem to matter😞
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    On the topic of parking in spaces that are inappropriate I would say people who park in parent and child spaces when they don't have their child with them are annoying.

    As this is the unpopular opinion thread I will add one, though I'm not 100% convinced of it myself, not saying I 100% agree...Parent and child spaces should not exist at all. People who are disabled do not choose to be disabled and they need more space so they deserve it but people with children choose to have children - why should they get special treatment because of their lifestyle choices? Just adapt. :D
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    Good point @66Mustang 🤣

    when i I was young and had a family there were no such thing as parent and child parking spaces and we got by fine. There are a limited number of them anyway .
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited November 2020
    RAwarrior said:
    Hi @Ross_Scope,

    Thank you very much for your comments😁

    I actually switch off when people who I know don’t actually care about diversity, equality and inclusion start talking about it because it is meaningless when these people talk about it. If I want to discuss these issues I would discuss it with people who actually want disabled people be treated fairly including people in this online community.

    Unfortunately along with the many other words/phrases I have mentioned, they have become yet more buzzwords😞

    I am fed up with people talking about wellbeing when it’s clear they are only doing it to make themselves look good. Employers need to do far more to stop disabled staff getting bullied at work and I think things have got worse for many disabled people because ridiculing someone who is disabled doesn’t seem to matter😞
    Yeah, about 3 and half years ago I was at work at the PDSA Charity shop, battery died in my hearing aid but I can't change it myself due to the nature of digital aids, so I went upstairs to the Staff room to ask a Colleague to help me, and when he thought I could hear him he called me a "Deaf C word", I DID hear him though and a few years ago I'd have belted him, my initial thought was to report him but Dad said not to "rock the Boat" at work by making a thing of it.

    Consequently a few days later I went in work to apologise for not being able to do an extra shift due to illness, he was on the Till, and goes "What THA doin' ere?" so I proceeded to tell him in no uncertain terms what he could do with his low opinion of me, consequently I lost my job because the Manager sided with him and accused me of "mishearing" what he said! 

    I might be deaf but contrary to popular belief I'm not daft!



  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 271 Courageous
    @MrAllen1976 Blimey, him and his boss sound like a total **** hat. Sorry to hear that. It's the sort of things tribunals are made for but if they're like that there then better off out of it, I guess. Unfortunately, you can't teach some to be better people.
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    encaser said:
    @MrAllen1976 Blimey, him and his boss sound like a total **** hat. Sorry to hear that. It's the sort of things tribunals are made for but if they're like that there then better off out of it, I guess. Unfortunately, you can't teach some to be better people.
    That's the thing, I would've been well within my rights to take the PDSA to the Cleaners under the 2010 Equality Act for discrimination, but Dad told me to leave it.

  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    People who start to answer a question with. “So”. This is also something I have heard during the last few months.

    People parking in disabled spaces without a Blue Badge. I recently saw three out of the five disabled spaces taken up by cars without a badge and because they are no parking fines, people do it because they cannot park because the car park is full. However, this means people like me don’t get a space.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited December 2020
    The fact that you have to jump through several "Hoops" to apply for a job as a disabled person, even if you're more than able to do the job apart from being disabled and especially if you're on the Autism spectrum, most people see "Autism" and run a mile unless they're in the Medical profession and need to know about it.

    I also think that in most cases, people who get lost driving to places and blindly following the Sat Nav should be arrested for trespassing in Fields and that.




  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m not keen on people parking on bends and opposite t junctions. Since when is it legal to do so?!
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
    Is this unpopular?

    I don’t like arrogance. If someone goes on about their achievements I immediately assume they feel they have something to prove and are not actually that good in reality. I prefer someone who is modest and unassuming. 

    Without exception, every single one of the people I know who has done good/impressive/interesting/selfless things in their lives has been extremely modest about it and played it down, and are almost embarrassed to talk about it when asked.

    On the contrary I have met several people who are constantly expressing their achievements and bigging themselves up, and these people have lived boring lives and have not done anything of note.
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    I'd say disliking arrogance is a popular opinion @66Mustang :) 

    I'd be interested to hear what everyone else thinks on that point.
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  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    The amount of coffee creams in my bag of revels is unacceptably high compared to the orange creams...
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,622 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
    @Ross_Scope I’d be glad if it was a popular opinion but from what I have heard it sounds like arrogant people are desirable in the workplace and do better at getting jobs/promotions and arrogant people also attract a lot of fans on places like social media and with things like celebrities!!

    I guess there is a fine line between being confident in your skills and arrogant
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