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  Reply # 1471738 15-Jan-2016 10:57
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Mark: Small thing that irritates me is those big rolls of loo paper they put in at work, you have to reach in to find the end and then the paper is not strong enough to be pulled and spin the loo roll, so you end up with itty bitty bits of paper with which to try wiping your bum!

Occasionally they have no rolls at all, and instead have interleaved sheets... which of course are too small to do anything useful with.

They've changed supplier at my work and we now have the big rolls but with no perforations so there is no problem there, but meanwhile the paper towels for drying your hands are now so small that I need to use two at a time.

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  Reply # 1471739 15-Jan-2016 10:59
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freitasm:
jonathan18:
freitasm:
networkn: If editing is a core part of your job, I'd imagine something like spelling "grammer" correctly might be something you'd catch :)


I hope you're joking. Are you?




To answer, I'll re-post one of the small things that really annoys me (re-quoted for the second time, so third time published!):

jonathan18:  People who don't pick up when mistakes in posts are made deliberately to make a point!


(Actually, it doesn't annoy me - it's more that I'm surprised the intended irony continues to be missed...)



He finished with :) so I wasn't sure if the tone to read was "hey I'm correcting you but in a nice way" or "I'm joking" - a ;) would be more appropriate if the later.

I am usually good at picking up jokes and sarcasm but that sentence was not clear to me.




I guess I just didn't follow the thread properly. I don't think it was that clear either, and usually irony isn't really handled well regardless in a medium such as a forum. 

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  Reply # 1471857 15-Jan-2016 12:29
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Aaroona: Speaking of crossings.... Courtesy crossings. Pedestrians just think they have right of way and that the car will stop, so they walk out then get p***ed off when a car almost hits them. The car does not have to stop and let you go. You must wait, unless they wave you on/stop for you.

However, once the pedestrian has stepped on to the road the vehicle must apply give way to pedestrians at all times rule and allow the right of way.

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  Reply # 1471872 15-Jan-2016 12:46
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gzt:
Aaroona: Speaking of crossings.... Courtesy crossings. Pedestrians just think they have right of way and that the car will stop, so they walk out then get p***ed off when a car almost hits them. The car does not have to stop and let you go. You must wait, unless they wave you on/stop for you.

However, once the pedestrian has stepped on to the road the vehicle must apply give way to pedestrians at all times rule and allow the right of way.


That's a pedestrian crossing you're thinking of; courtesy crossings are somewhat different in that they're relying on both parties to be, as the name indicates, courteous!

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/roadcode/heavy-vehicle-road-code/about-other-road-users/sharing-road-with-pedestrians/

Personally, I think they're bollox as they simply introduce confusion - no-one seems to know who has right-of-way, and either party can get quite peeved when the other doesn't give way! I don't think roads are the place to test out such ambiguity.

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  Reply # 1471877 15-Jan-2016 12:50
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The ones in my town have little signs saying "pedestrians give way to vehicles", but that still doesn't stop people from barging out onto the road (sometimes without looking).

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  Reply # 1471883 15-Jan-2016 12:55
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The discussion on pedestrians could almost have it's own topic at this point?

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  Reply # 1471893 15-Jan-2016 13:06
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People who consistently misspell your name in an email despite seeing it correct in both the email header and in the signature...

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  Reply # 1471912 15-Jan-2016 13:17
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allan: People who consistently misspell your name in an email despite seeing it correct in both the email header and in the signature...

Similar sort of thing with pronunciation; people see my surname and don't know how to pronounce it, but instead of asking they just butcher it.

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  Reply # 1471914 15-Jan-2016 13:18
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People who mispronounce "used" as "newsed." yell

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  Reply # 1471916 15-Jan-2016 13:18
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People who mispronounce H

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  Reply # 1471919 15-Jan-2016 13:22
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The misuse of the words - there and their. 




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networkn: People who mispronounce H

DarthKermit: People who mispronounce "used" as "newsed." yell


The common thread here seems to be "People".
Maybe Google and Apple should not be wasting their time on automated cars, they should be trying to fix the underlying root cause by creating iPeople or People+. 

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  Reply # 1471955 15-Jan-2016 14:13
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robcreid:
networkn: People who mispronounce H

DarthKermit: People who mispronounce "used" as "newsed." yell


The common thread here seems to be "People".
Maybe Google and Apple should not be wasting their time on automated cars, they should be trying to fix the underlying root cause by creating iPeople or People+. 


I can't imagine how inflexible people would be if they were iPeople, though they would ALL be attractive.


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  Reply # 1472003 15-Jan-2016 15:31
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Spider webs all over your side mirrors

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  Reply # 1472008 15-Jan-2016 15:37
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My Johnson.
I have had many helpful  suggestions to overcome this from the emails in my spam folder though.  smile

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