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  Reply # 1647396 7-Oct-2016 17:25
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Geektastic: The person currently playing a guitar and singing 2 seats behind me in the Wellington - Masterton train. If only I had scissors....

 

Shoulda got in the groove and asked them if they did requests. 


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  Reply # 1647406 7-Oct-2016 17:51
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msukiwi:

 

Bread that no longer is big enough to seal around the edges in a toasted sandwich maker!

 

And I'm talking about the premium bread not the $1 loaves!

 

 

I was annoyed at my cheap warehouse sammy maker having the diagonal cut thru it and sealing so far in that I got a giant breville one that doesnt cut them. Now no bread gets properly sealed. So I got a sunbeam. Same problem. (May have got them in the other order) - Best solution I have is to put it in one corner of the maker so 2 sides are well sealed and the other 2 barely meet. Thatway you can hold the 2 good sealed sides downwards and no hot filling spills over your hand.





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  Reply # 1647617 8-Oct-2016 09:31
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The fact that Vodafone online shop can only be contacted by phone from Monday to Friday.





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  Reply # 1647620 8-Oct-2016 09:33
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Geektastic: The person currently playing a guitar and singing 2 seats behind me in the Wellington - Masterton train. If only I had scissors....


Shoulda got in the groove and asked them if they did requests. 




Had they possessed a scintilla of talent, I might have....





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  Reply # 1647623 8-Oct-2016 09:42
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Feeling like "You are being treated like an idiot" over a technical support problem!

 

Especially when it IS NOT JUST YOU affected!

 

I'm looking at you 2Degrees Mobile!


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  Reply # 1648717 10-Oct-2016 19:42
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Today's grizzle is... poor authoring on Blu-rays (again). My most recent experience is one where they decided to remap the Pause button to go to a "screen saver" instead of just pausing the thing. Even more fun: They hooked up Pause, but didn't bother to hook up Play to resume!


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  Reply # 1648950 11-Oct-2016 09:42
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Working on an open plan office. Went to kitchen to get a coffee. Left laptop on (but locked) with work clearly visible on desk. Someone came around to talk to co-worker and grabs my chair.




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  Reply # 1648957 11-Oct-2016 09:50
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When you have to brake suddenly in a roundabout, because some moron doesn't understand the road rules, and the steak and cheese pie, that was on the passenger seat beside you, flies out of it's paper bag and lands in the foot-well in a very non-pie shape, rendering it inedible. DEVASTATED!





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  Reply # 1648958 11-Oct-2016 09:50
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Behodar:

 

Today's grizzle is... poor authoring on Blu-rays (again). My most recent experience is one where they decided to remap the Pause button to go to a "screen saver" instead of just pausing the thing. Even more fun: They hooked up Pause, but didn't bother to hook up Play to resume!

 

 

Mine's a similar grizzle - DVDs that insist on pointless animated intros to the menus.  It feels so clunky and antiquated, like someone was desperate to prove how "cool" this fancy new DVD technology is (which, presumably, was true in the 90s).  Even if I really like the content, themed animated intros add nothing for me, and just make it more difficult to get to the actually movie or TV show.  Just flash up your privacy warning (briefly) then a simple, flat menu of the DVD contents.  That's all anyone needs.


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  Reply # 1649005 11-Oct-2016 10:48
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kiwifidget:

When you have to brake suddenly in a roundabout, because some moron doesn't understand the road rules, and the steak and cheese pie, that was on the passenger seat beside you, flies out of it's paper bag and lands in the foot-well in a very non-pie shape, rendering it inedible. DEVASTATED!



Often happens when going around back into the road you came from. Next one that looks insured may not be so lucky that im on the brakes expecting them to do it




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  Reply # 1649011 11-Oct-2016 11:01
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kiwifidget:

 

When you have to brake suddenly in a roundabout, because some moron doesn't understand the road rules, and the steak and cheese pie, that was on the passenger seat beside you, flies out of it's paper bag and lands in the foot-well in a very non-pie shape, rendering it inedible. DEVASTATED!

 

 

LPT:

 

Always take dog when going on pie-buying trips in the car. Removes the added insult to injury of having to clean re-shaped pie from floor mats yourself, plus there's a mental health benefit from how much they'll love you for allowing them to exploit the consequences of your devastating tragedy.


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  Reply # 1649034 11-Oct-2016 11:24
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kiwifidget:

 

When you have to brake suddenly in a roundabout, because some moron doesn't understand the road rules, and the steak and cheese pie, that was on the passenger seat beside you, flies out of it's paper bag and lands in the foot-well in a very non-pie shape, rendering it inedible. DEVASTATED!

 

 

LPT:

 

Always take dog when going on pie-buying trips in the car. Removes the added insult to injury of having to clean re-shaped pie from floor mats yourself, plus there's a mental health benefit from how much they'll love you for allowing them to exploit the consequences of your devastating tragedy.

 

 

 

 

done that , and the dog ends up in the same place as the pie looking really surprised.





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  Reply # 1649050 11-Oct-2016 11:29
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The toothpaste tube really got to me this morning, don't know why:

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1649052 11-Oct-2016 11:33
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And the keys hanging in the place where you hang keys for unknown and probably long-abandoned locks, but which never contains the spare key for the lock you can't open:

 


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