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  # 1715109 3-Feb-2017 18:09
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Taxis that insist on driving at 10km/h below the posted speed limit. I assume this is because the meter counts time and well as distance and so they can charge more for the same trip

 

 

Oh jeez, that drives me nuts. It's waaay worse in Adelaide than anywhere I experienced in NZ too. And they'll sit beside each other on 2-3 lane roads. 

 

But you hit the nail on the head... It's only whenever there's a passenger in the cab.

 

 

 

I got one from the airport a couple of years ago (Uber is illegal here, still). Told him if he wasn't doing the same speed as the rest of the traffic, we would get out right there and he could do the 20 minutes back to the airport with no fare. He sped up.

 

I also laid a complaint because his check engine light was on and he shifted into neutral at every set of lights to stop the POS stalling.

 

Have only taken "corporate" type cars to the airport since... It's worth the extra $15  

 

Edit: Found the photos. Just remembered his interior light was hanging off too... won't bore you with that.

 

Good look for tourists though... ar$3holes

 

 


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  # 1715126 3-Feb-2017 19:45
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Getting LinkedIn 'contact' requests from recruitment agents who I've never met.





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Hmm, what to write...
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  # 1715173 3-Feb-2017 21:37
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Getting LinkedIn 'contact' requests from recruitment agents who I've never met.

 

 

I got one of those... and she had a job for me... that I got.

 

I wont turn one of those down





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  # 1715189 3-Feb-2017 22:31
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That reminded me of those predator taxis that pull up every few minutes outside the Sky Bus pick up area in the Auckland CBD. Saying lines like 'there are no more buses running today'.... They get a few tourists who don't know it is a 24 hour service.

 

 

 

 

Although it is now a rubbish service that makes you change buses to get to the CBD...!






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  # 1715191 3-Feb-2017 22:32
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Mobile operators who fail to think ahead. Westpac stadium last night - no 4G (or any other signal) pretty much all evening. 






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  # 1715197 3-Feb-2017 22:42
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The sign in Westpac stadium that proclaims Greater Wellington Council as "principle funders" of the stadium.

 

This implies that they are some sort of commercial operator, paying their own money.

 

 

 

The sign should read "Taxpayers of Wellington Region - Principle Funders"!!!






 
 
 
 


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  # 1715201 3-Feb-2017 23:00
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The sign in Westpac stadium that proclaims Greater Wellington Council as "principle funders" of the stadium.


This implies that they are some sort of commercial operator, paying their own money.


 


The sign should read "Taxpayers of Wellington Region - Principle Funders"!!!



I was discussing this same thing with my brother when I was last there. Apparently that sign is on their corporate box.

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Large overseas 'intrade' retailers who sell on trade me, who don't respond to questions on their auctions. I have noticed a few who just don't reply to pre purchase questions, which is a bit of a worry if you need after sales service.

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  # 1715221 4-Feb-2017 00:58
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Geektastic:

 

The sign in Westpac stadium that proclaims Greater Wellington Council as "principle funders" of the stadium.

 

This implies that they are some sort of commercial operator, paying their own money.

 

 

People who can't distinguish between simple words like "principle" and "principal".

 

 

 

 


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  # 1715231 4-Feb-2017 03:30
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Geektastic:

 

The sign in Westpac stadium that proclaims Greater Wellington Council as "principle funders" of the stadium.

 

This implies that they are some sort of commercial operator, paying their own money.

 

 

People who can't distinguish between simple words like "principle" and "principal".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe they didn't fork over any cash - they backed it as a matter of philosophy?


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  # 1715255 4-Feb-2017 08:51
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dejadeadnz:


Geektastic:


The sign in Westpac stadium that proclaims Greater Wellington Council as "principle funders" of the stadium.


This implies that they are some sort of commercial operator, paying their own money.



People who can't distinguish between simple words like "principle" and "principal".


 


 



 


Maybe they didn't fork over any cash - they backed it as a matter of philosophy?



Both....





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  # 1715261 4-Feb-2017 09:12
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Geektastic:

 

The sign should read "Taxpayers of Wellington Region - Principle Funders"!!!

 

 

People who can't distinguish between ratepayers and taxpayers.

 

 


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  # 1715288 4-Feb-2017 10:18
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Geektastic:

 

The sign should read "Taxpayers of Wellington Region - Principle Funders"!!!

 

 

People who can't distinguish between ratepayers and taxpayers.

 

 

 

 

That's not a distinction since rates are simply a form of taxation.






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