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  # 2277686 16-Jul-2019 11:32
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The fact that your suppliers like electricity, phone, TV etc can write to you at any time and say "Sorry, our costs have gone up, so we are increasing your bill by X%. Have a nice day."

 

 

 

And we cannot write to our employers and say "Sorry. My costs have gone up X% so I am increasing my salary by X%. Have a nice day."






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  # 2277689 16-Jul-2019 11:50
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Multi-layered annoyance.

 

Door to door sales drones.   How and why are they still a thing?

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day.  Why do they expect to find people at home?

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day and leaving the gate open.  Firstly, opened the gate and entered property without closing it behind him.  Secondly, departed via a different path so didn't bother closing the gate on exit.  So, if I'd had a dog, it would have disappeared out the open gate while sales drone was on the property, let alone after departure.  Utterly disrespectful of "Leave things as you find them".

 

Pity the camera couldn't make out which company he was from or they'd have gotten a stroppy phone call about it.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2277712 16-Jul-2019 12:29
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geoffwnz:

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day.  Why do they expect to find people at home?

 

 

More to the point, why do they think that people who are home during the day can afford to buy whatever it is they are selling?

 

 





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  # 2277735 16-Jul-2019 13:12
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geoffwnz:

 

Multi-layered annoyance.

 

Door to door sales drones.   How and why are they still a thing?

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day.  Why do they expect to find people at home?

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day and leaving the gate open.  Firstly, opened the gate and entered property without closing it behind him.  Secondly, departed via a different path so didn't bother closing the gate on exit.  So, if I'd had a dog, it would have disappeared out the open gate while sales drone was on the property, let alone after departure.  Utterly disrespectful of "Leave things as you find them".

 

Pity the camera couldn't make out which company he was from or they'd have gotten a stroppy phone call about it.

 

 

 

 

I can't recommend these highly enough...

 


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  # 2277757 16-Jul-2019 13:48
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geoffwnz:

 

Multi-layered annoyance.

 

Door to door sales drones.   How and why are they still a thing?

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day.  Why do they expect to find people at home?

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day and leaving the gate open.  Firstly, opened the gate and entered property without closing it behind him.  Secondly, departed via a different path so didn't bother closing the gate on exit.  So, if I'd had a dog, it would have disappeared out the open gate while sales drone was on the property, let alone after departure.  Utterly disrespectful of "Leave things as you find them".

 

Pity the camera couldn't make out which company he was from or they'd have gotten a stroppy phone call about it.

 

 

 

 

I can't recommend these highly enough...

 

 

 

Good in theory, but in this instance they'd still have entered the property to get to the door with this on. 

 

Apparently I'm not allowed to lay a minefield and the moat drains too quickly for the sharks.  :-/





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  # 2277761 16-Jul-2019 13:49
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Rikkitic:

 

geoffwnz:

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day.  Why do they expect to find people at home?

 

 

More to the point, why do they think that people who are home during the day can afford to buy whatever it is they are selling?

 

 

Credit....
"Easy payment terms..."
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  # 2277763 16-Jul-2019 14:02
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OK, probably not the best thread to put this, but why didn't I keep some of my kids toys....

 

http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/whats-it-worth/dinky-toys-102-joe-90-joes-car/

 

Probably wouldn't pay for that south of France trip, but still....

 

Edit - think I had all of these except the red one https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/adampartridge/catalogue-id-adam-p10077/lot-206175c7-dead-4dc9-badb-a55c00bc75a3

 

And even worse, that auctions in Liverpool, where I was born, what if, surely not....





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  # 2277766 16-Jul-2019 14:09
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Rikkitic:

geoffwnz:


Door to door sales drones visiting during the day.  Why do they expect to find people at home?



More to the point, why do they think that people who are home during the day can afford to buy whatever it is they are selling?


 



Electric Gates. No intercom.

Peace!





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  # 2277769 16-Jul-2019 14:13
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Geektastic:Electric Gates. No intercom.Peace!

 

Are you my neighbour?


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  # 2277772 16-Jul-2019 14:26
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Geektastic:
Rikkitic:

 

geoffwnz:

 

Door to door sales drones visiting during the day.  Why do they expect to find people at home?

 

 

More to the point, why do they think that people who are home during the day can afford to buy whatever it is they are selling?

 



Electric Gates. No intercom.

Peace!

 

What sort of shock do they put out?  Farming electric fence level or more debilitating?  Some humans are slow learners.  😋





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  # 2277775 16-Jul-2019 14:35
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rb99:

 

OK, probably not the best thread to put this, but why didn't I keep some of my kids toys....

 

http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/whats-it-worth/dinky-toys-102-joe-90-joes-car/

 

 

My mate had one of these: http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/whats-it-worth/captain-scarlet-collectables-toys-price-guide/


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  # 2277780 16-Jul-2019 14:47
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rb99:

 

OK, probably not the best thread to put this, but why didn't I keep some of my kids toys....

 

http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/whats-it-worth/dinky-toys-102-joe-90-joes-car/

 

 

My mate had one of these: http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/whats-it-worth/captain-scarlet-collectables-toys-price-guide/

 

 

Nice stuff. That kind of thing is wasted on kids though, it needs adults to buy them and stick them in a cupboard for forty years...

 

Also had one of these https://www.mamod.co.uk/shop-categories/1313-traction-engine

 

powered by meths. Surprised they still make them. Surprised they haven't been banned.





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  # 2277781 16-Jul-2019 14:50
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rb99:

 

OK, probably not the best thread to put this, but why didn't I keep some of my kids toys....

 

http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/whats-it-worth/dinky-toys-102-joe-90-joes-car/

 

Probably wouldn't pay for that south of France trip, but still....

 

Edit - think I had all of these except the red one https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/adampartridge/catalogue-id-adam-p10077/lot-206175c7-dead-4dc9-badb-a55c00bc75a3

 

And even worse, that auctions in Liverpool, where I was born, what if, surely not....

 



 

Our toys were all played to death.

 

 


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  # 2277966 16-Jul-2019 22:39
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People who troll the ground level of a carpark for 5 minutes instead of going straight up to the empty next level. My mother does this and it infuriates me.

People who move their car in a mall carpark rather than just walking the 2 minutes it takes to get to the next shop. My mother also does this.

People who type in all capital letters. My mother also does this.

People who use iPhones incorrectly such as: not using iMessage, having data turned off until you need it, always force quitting recently opened apps. People who hold the phone out in front of them to speak, then put it back to their ear to listen to the other end.

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  # 2278025 17-Jul-2019 06:49
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Inconsistent UI between physical stores for ordering the same product from the same company. Made me drive round the building twice.


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