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  # 1832189 27-Jul-2017 13:06
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floydbloke:

When I spill food or drink on my trousers, particularly wen it lands in an 'unfortunate' place.


Lol. Reminds me of an unfortunate soap dispenser shot to the crotch a few years ago.

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  # 1832194 27-Jul-2017 13:11
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Companies that update apps which then completely forget log in details, payment details etc.

My Vodafone yesterday for example....





 
 
 
 


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  # 1832207 27-Jul-2017 13:14
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Geektastic: Companies that update apps which then completely forget log in details, payment details etc.

My Vodafone yesterday for example....

 

Subway ...





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  # 1832210 27-Jul-2017 13:16
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When LED bulbs are larger than the incandescent bulbs they purport to replace, so they fit in the socket, but not the device.

 

In this case a garage door lifter - now operating without the light bulb cover.





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  # 1832270 27-Jul-2017 14:15
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When you're starting to get older and keep forgetting to, um, er, ... keep forgetting something.


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  # 1832273 27-Jul-2017 14:16
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Roadworks outside my house from 2AM till 6AM. I get up for work at 6AM....


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  # 1832279 27-Jul-2017 14:26
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maccas serving up cold fries, asking for fresh fries, and serving cold fries up again....


 
 
 
 


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  # 1832331 27-Jul-2017 15:22
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People that call chips "fries" 😛

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  # 1832378 27-Jul-2017 16:37
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OK, I'm actually really annoyed now, rather than just telling little stories.

 

Ordered a product, delivery date comes and goes. A week later it still hasn't turned up so I contact the vendor, they have me wait another week, then send a new one... again untracked... which was supposed to arrive today but again hasn't turned up. They're about to get an angry email.


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  # 1832395 27-Jul-2017 16:56
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My address is definitely correct in their system (and includes my phone number). I've ordered from them before and the stuff usually arrives with about a week to spare.

 

But I've calmed down and have not sent an angry email :)

 

Edit: It arrived today (29th). And it's damaged.


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  # 1832562 27-Jul-2017 22:28
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I've mentioned this before and I know I'm the odd one out, but I really hate the trend of communicating absolutely everything by video or audio. Viewing, listening and reading use different parts of the brain. I am a reader. That is how I take in information. For many things, the printed word is better at conveying information, even if the video and audio alternatives are well-made (they almost never are and having to endure the sniffles and whines and ramblings of the illiterati are excruciatingly painful to anyone with an education).

 

Sometimes it can be interesting and worthwhile to watch or listen to an interview. Sometimes it can be useful to see how something is done. But most of the time there is no excuse for this kind of laziness. It is a new type of illiteracy, derived from a texting generation that is gradually sliding back to living in caves and walking on all fours as articulated thought is reduced to four-letter abbreviated grunts.

 

 

 

 





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  # 1832568 27-Jul-2017 23:14
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Rikkitic:

 

I've mentioned this before and I know I'm the odd one out, but I really hate the trend of communicating absolutely everything by video or audio. Viewing, listening and reading use different parts of the brain. I am a reader. That is how I take in information. For many things, the printed word is better at conveying information, even if the video and audio alternatives are well-made (they almost never are and having to endure the sniffles and whines and ramblings of the illiterati are excruciatingly painful to anyone with an education).

 

Sometimes it can be interesting and worthwhile to watch or listen to an interview. Sometimes it can be useful to see how something is done. But most of the time there is no excuse for this kind of laziness. It is a new type of illiteracy, derived from a texting generation that is gradually sliding back to living in caves and walking on all fours as articulated thought is reduced to four-letter abbreviated grunts.

 

 

I bet people said the same thing when the printing press started to replace stories told by elders around a village fire.





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  # 1832581 27-Jul-2017 23:21
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Rikkitic:

 

I've mentioned this before and I know I'm the odd one out, but I really hate the trend of communicating absolutely everything by video or audio. Viewing, listening and reading use different parts of the brain. I am a reader. That is how I take in information. For many things, the printed word is better at conveying information, even if the video and audio alternatives are well-made (they almost never are and having to endure the sniffles and whines and ramblings of the illiterati are excruciatingly painful to anyone with an education).

 

Sometimes it can be interesting and worthwhile to watch or listen to an interview. Sometimes it can be useful to see how something is done. But most of the time there is no excuse for this kind of laziness. It is a new type of illiteracy, derived from a texting generation that is gradually sliding back to living in caves and walking on all fours as articulated thought is reduced to four-letter abbreviated grunts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I must agree.

 

I go further and include the use of email instead of writing proper letters. When I first started work (and I am younger than you, I think!) I wrote all the letters on my jobs in manuscript or (less commonly) dictated them onto tape. I then put those in Typing Grids and put them in my Out Tray. The office messengers came round 8 times a day and emptied Out and filled In.

 

2 days or so later my typed letters (top copy, file copy, float copy) appeared in my In tray for perusal and, if happy, signature.

 

I learned a lot in the 10 years or so before email began eating away at that process about the art of business letter writing, negotiating by letter and dealing with situations that may become subject to court action and therefore required careful thought about how what was being written might be interpreted by a court.

 

Today, people bang off a 3 line email which they probably give 10 seconds thinking time to and then wonder why (a) everything actually takes longer because you cannot express things fully in a few lines and (b) they come to regret it when they realise that the three lines were incorrect, could be interpreted incorrectly or what have you.

 

We have lost a lot of benefits in our headlong rush: we have destroyed a system of business communication and behaviours essentially developed over hundreds of years in a matter of a decade or so. New is not always better, I think.






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  # 1832582 27-Jul-2017 23:28
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Yeah, because everyone is happy to wait 4 days to get the answer to a question about if something is in stock or something. Posted letters are a relic and should die alongside linear broadcast prerecorded television.





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