Cuffy / Skill Stafford customer service thread - Stafford retailers reports

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
Sorry Admin going off topic here....

I was once given a 1 day old golf as a courtesy car when my car was being repaired. Before I left the forecourt the manager jokingly said don't crash it! Alas, less than 10 hours later it was a write off.

The following morning I filled the car up at the petrol station and as I was in the shop to pay i watched an elderly chap mistakenly reverse at speed into my car. My car then hit the car behind and was sandwiched. Stupidly the elderly man then drove off at speed and drove into a wall and running over a dog that was being walked behind the wall.

I rescued the dog and for my troubles got a nasty bite on my hand.

The staff in the petrol station called the police who arrived in minutes. They interviewed the man in earshot of me and he blatantly lied stating his foot slipped on the accelerator as he was driving out of the pfs, it was only when I pointed to my car that he admitted the correct story that he tried to make a get away!.

Despite me not being in the car at the time i was still breathalysed, which I passed. The elderly chap was 3x times over the limit and lost his licence.

Later that day I had to call the garage to explain what had happened to the car. The manager thought it was wind up and wouldn't believe me until I sent him photos of the car.
Off topic? Shocking behaviour...

A friend of mine worked for Burgess Oil - he had a works Sierra estate, packed with valuable gear. It failed on a motorway miles away and was towed to a garage, who claimed they could fix it, but it would be a few days. Whilst waiting for a lift back here, he spent the whole time labouring the point that it must be kept inside overnight - they had a car on the ramp, blocking access, but swore that they would put it in overnight. He was very sceptical of this promise and was convinced that it was going to be stolen. Arriving in the office the next morning, the phone was ringing - he had a premonition...

It was the garage - "You're going to tell me that you did leave it outside and it's been stolen, aren't you?" - "No, I'm going to tell you that we did put it inside overnight, and the garage has burnt down"



A chap I worked with was honoured with having a brand spanking new company car - on the day it was delivered, we had one of our continuous panics going on and it was necessary for it to be used to go and collect something - an apprentice was detailed for the trip. He was not someone I would have let drive my car - he stuffed it through a caravan near Hilton Park and "woke up in a corn field, with a copper reading him his rights, and surrounded by flakes of chipboard and scattered underpants."

I went to see the erstwhile 'owner', just after the scale of the event had become clear - all he had left was the spare set of keys, which he glanced at, mumbling "I never even sat in it..."
 

staffordjas

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Well , near Stafford...... Hill Ridware , Rugeley........Skill points to the folks at Just Crisps .

After getting a few packets in the Titanic's 'Pub in a box' purchased from The Bod during lockdown , loved them so much that emailed them to say how good they were and asked where I could purchase more from. Nice reply back , with as well as suggesting a few other stockists gave a link to buy direct from them.

https://justcrispsltd.selz.com/

Pleasant lady answered when I rang to enquire about shelf life and expected delivery date etc before ordering .

Couple of days later, just been delivered by DPD at time advised. Great service and great locally produced crisps.
 

basil

don't mention the blinds
A packet of crisps a day or drink 5 litres of cooking oil per annum ....

Wrote a doctor......
 

kyoto49

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I am amused, the Wild Duck, Wild Boar, Grouse and Smoked Pheasant crisps are vegetarian & vegan friendly. Reminds me of Pot Noodles many years ago, the only flavour that wasn't vegetarian friendly was chicken.

I've just had a look at their blurb... Can't imagine a vegan in the land would fall for this line which translates as: .. rearing millions of game birds so rich tw*ts can blast them out the sky saves a few other species, a collateral benefit... of sorts :(

"Management of hedges, fields and woodland for pheasants benefits threatened species such as dormouse, yellowhammer and grey partridge."

I shall be avoiding any company who advocates such b/s as a positive!

@staffordjas
 

bunique

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I've just had a look at their blurb... Can't imagine a vegan in the land would fall for this line which translates as: .. rearing millions of game birds so rich tw*ts can blast them out the sky saves a few other species, a collateral benefit... of sorts :(

"Management of hedges, fields and woodland for pheasants benefits threatened species such as dormouse, yellowhammer and grey partridge."

I shall be avoiding any company who advocates such b/s as a positive!

@staffordjas
Eh?
 

littleme

250,000th poster!
Skill points to AA Silencers for my mot, very humourous signs and scary bell.

For anyone needing any car mechanics during the next lockdown, AA Silencers will be open as usual as they are classed as essential workers. Thoroughly reccomened.

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c0tt0nt0p

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The chap at the Weston Road post office seems to have a wierd attitude....

I went to drop off some prepaid parcels with my 10 year old daughter and the first thing he said was "look, I'm just telling you this now, they're may be some problems scanning these so I just warning you now so you don't start punching me" (miming punching motions)...

I would almost have understood if he did it in a jokey way but he was being very serious...

V odd Indeed...
 

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
The chap at the Weston Road post office seems to have a wierd attitude....

I went to drop off some prepaid parcels with my 10 year old daughter and the first thing he said was "look, I'm just telling you this now, they're may be some problems scanning these so I just warning you now so you don't start punching me" (miming punching motions)...

I would almost have understood if he did it in a jokey way but he was being very serious...

V odd Indeed...
Dealing with The Public is not easy - I wouldn't last twenty minutes.

He may have been having more than the usual level of difficulty before you innocently arrived on the scene..?
 

Feed The Goat

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Unfortunately Royal Mail have been very poor on the run up to Christmas.

He has probably just had an absolute belly full of people moaning.

With Royal Mails exclusive deal with the Post Office coming to an end, things will certainly be different.
 

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
Skills to Salter Street Toys and models who have the lock down shopping sorted.

They send a photo via messenger of what you require
You choose and ring to pay on card. I got 20 % off
They deliver for free later the same day!

Just had these beauties delivered... Well happy

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hawkins.roberta
That system seems to be still up and running successfully and they have another "20% off all full-priced stock" offer running for a week from tomorrow, Monday the 8th.

https://www.facebook.com/SalterStreetToysAndModels/posts/3525660744199234
 
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