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To hate faffers everywhere!

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Freshlysqueezed Thu 30-Oct-14 19:32:08

Why are there so many faffers -buying cinema tickets, going to the Post office etc - someone in front always has to have an issue and take twice as long as they should, drivers taking 10 minutes to get in a space 4 times the size of their car, people taking forever over a simple food order - I could go on!

LadyLuck10 Thu 30-Oct-14 19:33:58

Oh YADNBU, considering I'm always done quickly as possible and try not to hold others up.

26Point2Miles Thu 30-Oct-14 19:34:10

Are you in a rush?

mrsHawk1ns Thu 30-Oct-14 19:44:02

Pet hate = when you've been stood in a queue for ages & the person in front gets their turn but hasn't decided what they want yet, what the hell have u been doing whilst in the queue grrrrrr angry angry angry angry

Freshlysqueezed Thu 30-Oct-14 19:44:40

I am a bit of a rusher but today has been a catalogue of people taking all the time in the world to do simple but boring things when we could all be taking the time to do something more interesting instead. Not everyone wants to hear your life story!

Freshlysqueezed Thu 30-Oct-14 19:46:54

I am with you Hawkins - they are in the queue so have ample time to organise themselves!

CateBlanket Thu 30-Oct-14 19:49:00

We faffers shall inherit the earth ... In our own good time!

Flexibilityisaghost Thu 30-Oct-14 19:53:11

You do know the rushers just make the faffers more flustered, so they take longer?

CatKisser Thu 30-Oct-14 19:54:29

Oh I'm so with you!! At the cash point does it for me. How effing long does it take?? Even if you check your balance and get a receipt it shouldn't take as long as some people do!!

curlyclaz13 Thu 30-Oct-14 19:56:54

smile was just going to post about cash points, seriously what do people do that takes so long?

Sallygoroundthemoon Thu 30-Oct-14 20:13:07

And the staffing in the ladies. What do you people do in there (?).

Sallygoroundthemoon Thu 30-Oct-14 20:14:46

Faffing not staffing. Bloody auto correct.

fairgame Thu 30-Oct-14 20:15:43

YANBU. I agree with catkisser, cash machine faffers are the worst. Especially those that faff about with one card and then start faffing about with a second card.

KERALA1 Thu 30-Oct-14 20:17:11

I think dark thoughts about retirees being very slow at tourist places in half term. Why go now?! You could go anytime but have chosen the one week school is out grrri

ExtraWickedDevil Thu 30-Oct-14 20:17:21

Can it advise OP that you never ever in your life attempt Cambridge park and ride. You might have to kill someone. grin

Freshlysqueezed Thu 30-Oct-14 20:19:34

Crikey ExtraWickedDevil luckily I don't live near there!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Thu 30-Oct-14 20:22:12

yy to cashpoint faffers, they are a special breed, I think. In Wales, there is the option to conduct the transaction in Welsh or English. Most people know which language they speak and therefore which button to press... not so the faffers who invariably press 'Welsh' when they don't speak it and get all flustered and beside themselves.

I honestly don't rush them, I do a little 'stroppy dance' in my head and zip to the next one, trying to beat any determined non-Welsh or English speakers to the card slot...

LuisSuarezFangs Thu 30-Oct-14 20:22:37

I've noticed that faffers rarely make mistakes.

I am clearly not a faffer blush

InSpaceNooneCanHearYouScream Thu 30-Oct-14 20:50:53

YANBU! I can't bear faffers! Which is slightly unfortunate as most of my closest relatives are hideous faffers. Sigh.

BrianButterfield Thu 30-Oct-14 20:56:09

I've always thought I was quicker at cash points and in public toilets so I've been conducting a private experiment - whenever there's more than one cashpoint next to each other, or in the loos, I see if I really am faster than the person next to me. I am always done at the cashpoint before the other person and I've been in toilets with four or five cubicles, all the others occupied, and come out to see the same person at the front of the queue, ie. I was quicker than all the other people who were already in the toilet when I went in! Now, I'm not stealth boasting or anything - I don't think I'm an especially speedy pee-er, so what is taking everyone so long? Yes, there are reasons why you may well take longer sometimes but do these reasons apply to 90% of the world?

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Thu 30-Oct-14 21:06:11

brian you are so right about the toilets - yes there are reasons why individuals may need to spend longer in the loo but surely not 90% of the population.

I'm married to a faffer Grr

Andrewofgg Thu 30-Oct-14 21:09:22

Then there's the faffer who does not start looking for cash until the end of the transaction; or gets to the check-in and then gets passport and ticket out of a deep bag with a jammed zipper . . . oh dear, Andrew, lie down and take your meds.

purpleperilandpeanut Thu 30-Oct-14 21:17:28

I feel your pain InSpace, my beloved granny is the champion of all faffers. I visit once a week to set her hair and do a bit of cleaning, it takes about six hours to do 90 minutes worth of work.
I believe at birth people either fall into the predisposition of 'natural faffer' or 'efficient'. There is no grey area in this IMHO...

cassie1051 Thu 30-Oct-14 21:21:20

My mum's brand of faffing is spending ages finding and putting on her coat, walks to car and takes it off, puts coat on back seat, does a 10 min drive to next town, gets coat out of back seat, faffs about putting it on, walks 2 mins to shop, then stops and takes coat off! When doing a shopping trip with her I want to strangle her before we've even begun!!

Moln Thu 30-Oct-14 21:22:18

I think that some people have access to Space Invaders on cash machines and have themselves a quick game while checking their balance and getting out a bit of cash. Well not a quick game really.

Also honestly what in the name of all that is cubicled are these people DOING in the toilet that takes so fecking long WHAT ARE THEY DOING!!!!!?

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