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  #3203073 4-Mar-2024 13:32
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Google voice assistant just stopped working in mid Feb where calling Google just opened the app and likewise pressing the home button.

Extremely annoying


(then last night found online me post suggesting uninstall the Google app and reinstall it and it works again. Not delete/reinstall the voice assistant app)

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  #3203083 4-Mar-2024 14:16
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frankv:

"No added sugar" means "a lot of water and non-sugar stuff removed"

 

 

Alternatively, "there's so much sugar in the product already (fruit juices are a prime example) that we couldn't figure out how to add any more ourselves".

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  #3203086 4-Mar-2024 14:34
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Companies that say they value your feedback and then ignore it. Four times they've asked for my feedback, four times I've suggested that they test their recipes, and they still refuse to do it.

 

Today's recipe: "Roughly chop garlic. Finely chop chilli. Dry prawns. Set all aside separately." followed immediately by "Add prawns, salt, garlic, chilli..."

 

Argh!


  #3203087 4-Mar-2024 14:41
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neb:
frankv:

 

"No added sugar" means "a lot of water and non-sugar stuff removed"

 

Alternatively, "there's so much sugar in the product already (fruit juices are a prime example) that we couldn't figure out how to add any more ourselves".

 

And they rely on most of the shoppers being too inattentive / stressed / stupid to notice that "No added sugar" is not the same as "No sugar", and think that the product is good for them / their family.
It's just another barely-legal form of deceptive advertising


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  #3203141 4-Mar-2024 17:37
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Possibly not a small thing, but here goes...

 

People who refuse to see "no dogs" or "dogs must be on a leash" signs, and those who don't pick up poo - almost certainly the same ones as they're the ones blithely (intentionally?) unaware of what their dog is "doing".  Total disregard for those who either have a real and genuine fear of dogs, or those like me who simply don't want to be sniffed/licked or otherwise inconvenienced by them.

 

My wife & I went on a bit of a walk on the port hills of Chch yesterday, and encountered quite a bit of dog poo and more dogs off leashes than on them on clearly "must be leashed" signposted tracks.  I finally lost patience and mentioned to a couple of blokes whose Labrador almost tripped me up, that their dog should be on a leash.  Oh, it's ok, he's harmless was the reply.  Harmless to me maybe, but that's not the point (and who's taking the risk, and what if I had tripped on it?), and I'm sure they'd be first to bleat if their dog came across possum bait that was signposted to be in the area. A-holes.

 

The second mention of "dog is supposed to be on a leash" was even more interesting.  It was a red setter apparently attached to it's English owner by an electronic leash.  She was stationary and on the phone at the time, and the dog was 20+m away well out of sight around a corner on the track.  She got quite indignant about "electronic leash", and out of nowhere made the comment that she'd been here "THREE YEARS", and that if we didn't like dogs maybe we shouldn't walk the tracks!  Apparently we were rude and anti-social because we didn't want to hang around and argue. KAREN.

 

It may be a small thing, but for those of us who try to behave in a civilised and social manner, certainly an annoyance.  For those of you with dogs, please understand that we don't all know them like you do, or even want to get to know them, so if you can't or won't control them please leave them at home.

 

 


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  #3203148 4-Mar-2024 17:56
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We make our own yoghurt. Used to use Easiyo but got better results (And liked it better) with the Hansells sachets.

 

BOTH have been out of stock since November. 

 

Strange co-incidence that both are out of stock at the same time.

 

Easiyo were supposedly moving factories over the Xmas period......and still nothing!

 

They must make Hansells too, even though the bacteria is a different mix.

 

(At least according to the corresponding sachet labels / websites)

 

PLEASE come back!


  #3203151 4-Mar-2024 18:47
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msukiwi:

 

We make our own yoghurt. Used to use Easiyo but got better results (And liked it better) with the Hansells sachets.

 

BOTH have been out of stock since November. 

 

Strange co-incidence that both are out of stock at the same time.

 

Easiyo were supposedly moving factories over the Xmas period......and still nothing!

 

They must make Hansells too, even though the bacteria is a different mix.

 

(At least according to the corresponding sachet labels / websites)

 

PLEASE come back!

 

 

weird, we have been getting both frequently, 2 per weekly shop.

 

Not as many flavours as there has been in the past but at least 6-8 of each brand appear to be available up in Auckland 


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  #3203156 4-Mar-2024 19:47
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Some retailers who bought a lot of stock before the old factory shut down still have some, but both Easiyo & Hansells have No Stock available (Vanilla) in their Online Shops. (Since November)

 

Not worth running all over town to get.  


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  #3203292 5-Mar-2024 11:03
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People who send out emails with [ALERT] - Subject when it's not an urgent alert. I work in an technical response field, and [alert] means something is WRONG and needs attention. Not that you've added this new feature to your product. 

 

 


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  #3203300 5-Mar-2024 11:37
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LookingUp:

 

Possibly not a small thing, but here goes...

 

People who refuse to see "no dogs" or "dogs must be on a leash" signs, and those who don't pick up poo - almost certainly the same ones as they're the ones blithely (intentionally?) unaware of what their dog is "doing".  Total disregard for those who either have a real and genuine fear of dogs, or those like me who simply don't want to be sniffed/licked or otherwise inconvenienced by them.

 

 

I live on a popular dog walking street and there is quite often dog poo left outside my property, that and how much fresh sh*t I see on my daily walk is just so annoying! I walk my brothers dog (dog look a after), and not a big deal to pick it up. It amazes me the filthy looks I get from passing cars when carry that little bag of poop. What is the big deal!

 

And then there are the little dog owners that have very aggressive, snarly and barking like crazy when you approach with another dog. Some times they are off lease and you have to run the gauntlet past them. My dog is under good control. They are not.

 

Another dog thing that annoys me when I'm walking on the beach (no dog), the out of control little (and sometimes big) dog that jumps all over you leaving scratches on your legs, owners look on thinking it is nice. 


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  #3203303 5-Mar-2024 11:46
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outdoorsnz:

 

I live on a popular dog walking street and there is quite often dog poo left outside my property, that and how much fresh sh*t I see on my daily walk is just so annoying! I walk my brothers dog (dog look a after), and not a big deal to pick it up. It amazes me the filthy looks I get from passing cars when carry that little bag of poop. What is the big deal!

 

And then there are the little dog owners that have very aggressive, snarly and barking like crazy when you approach with another dog. Some times they are off lease and you have to run the gauntlet past them. My dog is under good control. They are not.

 

Another dog thing that annoys me when I'm walking on the beach (no dog), the out of control little (and sometimes big) dog that jumps all over you leaving scratches on your legs, owners look on thinking it is nice. 

 

 

I once had a person confront me, with his young daughter, at an offleash park, whilst I was out playing with my German Shepherd. He approached her at speed, but pulled up about 5m away and then sat. The guy went absolutely nuts at me, saying my dog was out of control, to which I politely pointed out my dog was a safe and respectful distance, and he was just hoping for a pat. He got even more upset, yelling, and approaching me, going on about how dangerous it was for my dog to be offleash. I asked him to calm down, and he poked me in the chest three times, loudly asking how is he supposed to know if my dog is a threat. I asked him to not touch me again, and the proof my dog wasn't a threat to him and his daughter was that he still has his arm attached even after he had physically assaulted me. 

 

 

 

Laughably, he hadn't noticed his daughter had walked up to Thunder and was having a great pat with him, all whilst Thunder was keeping a close eye on what was happening between Dad and I. 

 

 

 

The situation was diffused when I suggested he look for his daughter and he turns around and she and Thunder are having a grand old time. 

 

He didn't apologise, unsurprisingly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #3203338 5-Mar-2024 13:01
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msukiwi:

We make our own yoghurt. Used to use Easiyo but got better results (And liked it better) with the Hansells sachets.


BOTH have been out of stock since November. 


Strange co-incidence that both are out of stock at the same time.


Easiyo were supposedly moving factories over the Xmas period......and still nothing!


They must make Hansells too, even though the bacteria is a different mix.


(At least according to the corresponding sachet labels / websites)


PLEASE come back!



Many grocery items have started simply disappearing in the last year or two.

Raguletto is the only pasta sauce I like because it’s not full of lumps. Gone.

McKenzie Country bread. Gone.

Chocolate dairy desserts by Danone etc. Gone

Kelloggs Frosties. Gone.

Etc.





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  #3203340 5-Mar-2024 13:04
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Arriving at VINZ at 0900 to get WoF.

Full for the day.

Go to VTNZ.

Ok but it’ll be 2.5 hour wait.

Waits.

Comes back 3 hours later.

Oh. Sorry. Not done yet. It’ll be another hour.

Welcome to Productivity Central.





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  #3203345 5-Mar-2024 13:07
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It's great that your dog is so well trained and under control.  I wish more owners would take that seriously.  But speaking as a dad to two young girls, the eldest of which (9 years old) has a very deep-seated fear of dogs, venturing into parks and playgrounds where dogs are required to be on leash and under control can be traumatising when people pay no attention to the signs or the situation.  I experienced a situation eerily similar to the one you described, but from the other side.  This was a park with a children's playground where dogs are not permitted to be within 30 metres of the playground (I know this, because I wrote the bylaw for our city), and my daughters were enjoying themselves in the playground.  A couple entered via a side entrance to the park, well within the 30 metre boundary of the playground, and the boisterous and large dog wrenched its way out of their grip, and tore off - leash flailing behind it - towards my daughters.  They both screamed in fright and started to run. I have been teaching them that screaming often scares the dog and makes the situation worse, and running often makes the dog think its a game and makes them chase more - but a 6 and 3 year old child don't often have the presence of mind to remain calm in the face of what appears to them to be an attack by a wild animal.  I rounded up my kids, and got them safe, whilst the dog was jumping and barking all over them.  I then went over to have some serious words with their owner.  I am against physical violence - I have never hit anyone in my life.  But as a protective dad I was seconds away from knocking their block off, and probably inflicting some serious damage to their out of control dog.  I made it clear that they had no control over their dog, and they had to remove it from the playground immediately.  They just laughed, and said the dog was harmless, just excitable.

 

I fully accept that not every dog is like this, and not every dog owner is responsible and takes their dog training seriously.  But there are plenty of dog owners who feel it is their right to let their dog go wherever they want and do whatever they want, and damn the consequences.  Many dog owners are also blind to the risks their dog can pose ("my" dog is fine, wouldn't hurt a fly).  As someone who grew up with exceptionally highly trained dogs, I know how well-behaved they can be.  But regardless of the level of training, a dog remains an animal and can be unpredictable.  I witnessed this first hand when a working dog on our property bit one of our sheep, and the next day bit my younger sister.  Both incidents came out of the blue, without provocation (I was a first-hand witness), and were completely out of character.  Even the best trained dogs can be provoked, or cause damage.  That is why dogs must remain on-leash in high-risk areas (such as children's playgrounds.  In turn, I deliberately stay away from off-leash areas with my kids unless I am making a point of helping them overcome their fear.  But even in a dog off leash area the owner is responsible for keeping their dog under control at all times.  Too many owners adopt a fluid definition of what "under control" means, to suit their situation.

 

I'm pleased the outcome in your situation was a good one for the other guy's child, and it's disappointing that he didn't apologise for flying off the handle.  But it doesn't always play out so well, and for parents of children who do have anxiety around dogs, it can be terrifying when you have no idea if the dog is "actually" under control, when it's galloping across the field looking for all the world like it's about to maul your child.  There's no way to know how well trained the dog is.  While he may have sat down and be waiting for his owner, he could just as easily leap up and get out of control.


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  #3203348 5-Mar-2024 13:08
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Geektastic:Many grocery items have started simply disappearing in the last year or two.

Raguletto is the only pasta sauce I like because it’s not full of lumps. Gone.

McKenzie Country bread. Gone.

Chocolate dairy desserts by Danone etc. Gone

Kelloggs Frosties. Gone.

Etc.

 

Yep, our local NW has simplified its product offers or some such BS, which is fine by us, we have multiple supermarkets close by and we simply do online shopping at all of them and just pick them up on our way home from work.

 

Means that instead of paying $7+ for yoghurt at NW (which I refuse to do) we just buy it cheaper elsewhere.

 

You can not say how competitive the grocery market is with price differentials of 50% and more.


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