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  #2278051 17-Jul-2019 08:21
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When (other) people park right next to you with their big SUV in a half empty car park when I've deliberately parked away from everyone else (and further from the shop) because I'm tired of the little paint marks people leave when they open their doors into yours and use your car as the door stop because their SUV is too big for the parking spaces.

 

 

 

Also, everything GSManiac wrote

 

 

 

Also, headlights from SUVs at night - those ones with blue LEDs that shine partially sideways into you at eye level as you're approaching - didn't they test where the beam was going to go when designing these things?


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  #2278240 17-Jul-2019 12:20
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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.

 

Does your mother do that too?





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  #2278245 17-Jul-2019 12:30
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GSManiac: 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.


The only time this is ok is when driving

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  #2278419 17-Jul-2019 15:15
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GSManiac: 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.


The only time this is ok is when driving

 

If by "ok" you mean "illegal", sure.

 

Pretty sure this technique of misusing a phone was popularised by one of those shows that follows slebrities who are "famous" for no reason at all.  And as far as I can tell from the few minutes I had the misfortune to catch before I could gouge my eyes out, it was done that way so that the viewers could have the displeasure of hearing the phone conversation as well.





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  #2278465 17-Jul-2019 16:56
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GSManiac: 
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.


Does your mother do that too?



My dad force closes apps and turns off data. My mother does the phone thing.

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  #2278467 17-Jul-2019 16:57
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Prudle:

 


 


When (other) people park right next to you with their big SUV in a half empty car park when I've deliberately parked away from everyone else (and further from the shop) because I'm tired of the little paint marks people leave when they open their doors into yours and use your car as the door stop because their SUV is too big for the parking spaces.


 


Also, everything GSManiac wrote


 


Also, headlights from SUVs at night - those ones with blue LEDs that shine partially sideways into you at eye level as you're approaching - didn't they test where the beam was going to go when designing these things?



My mother gets infuriated by people parking next to her when she deliberately parks away from other cars.

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  #2278629 17-Jul-2019 22:37
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The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.






 
 
 
 


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  #2278644 18-Jul-2019 06:54
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Geektastic:

 

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.

 

 

 

 

I haven't been to many funerals, but I always wondered what would happen if someone stood up and said, well, I'm glad he's dead, he was a miserable old besterd.


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  #2278646 18-Jul-2019 07:29
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The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.


Went to the funeral of an elderly relative (by marriage). Thought I was at the wrong funeral for a while there. The glowing accolades was nothing like I remembered them.

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  #2278688 18-Jul-2019 09:04
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Geektastic:

 

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.

 

 

 

 

I haven't been to many funerals, but I always wondered what would happen if someone stood up and said, well, I'm glad he's dead, he was a miserable old besterd.

 

 

I went to a funeral once where the brother of the deceased stood up and said, "Me and X were brothers for 58 years...we never got on". 

 

I was waiting for the rest  but he just sat down. 

 

 

 

Was a little awkward. I spoke to him at the wake and he said, "If nothing else, at least the miserable B*st*rd puts on a good feed, eh?"  





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  #2278873 18-Jul-2019 12:22
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Geektastic:

 

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.

 

 

Brings to mind a Monty Python (I think) skit, where a couple of politicians are being interviewed and running each other down in hateful tirades. Then one grabs his chest and dies, at which point the other's tirade morphs into a glowing eulogy.

 

 


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#2279670 19-Jul-2019 14:46
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Watching a doco on morbidly obese people, and YouTube serves me up an advert for Domino's Pizza.

 

On an unrelated subject, I feel hungry.


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  #2279679 19-Jul-2019 15:03
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The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.

 

 

Great, I should live forever then 😉


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  #2280200 20-Jul-2019 12:39
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Winter in New Zealand. Damp, chilly and poorly heated houses.

I haven't been sick for a year, 72 hours in NZ and I've got a cold.


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  #2280210 20-Jul-2019 13:15
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Actually, the weather has been pretty good here in Hawke's Bay. Lots of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures.

 

 





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