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## dimsim

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# 1717957 9-Feb-2017 21:45

frankv:

nzkiwiman:

We have a lady at work who will not let you out of the lift first; she is in as soon as the door opens. I've had words but with zero results.

Perhaps she's claustrophobic, but doesn't want to discuss that with you?

I assume the OP is attempting to leave the lift and the "lady" thinks she should enter prior to him exiting.

## andrew027

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# 1718478 10-Feb-2017 21:18
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freitasm: And on this... People who walk out of a retail store into the footpath without looking to each side or at least to the side closest to the door. You wouldn't do this when driving, so why do when walking? And yes, people who leave the lifts and stop just after a step to say "Oh, hello" to someone waiting to board, blocking everyone from getting in or out.

...and people who step off the end of an escalator, then stand there talking or looking around while the queue of other people trying to get off piles up.

I'll tell you something that's really starting to piss me off: those pictogram math puzzles that appear every other week and "break the internet", e.g.:

They all seem to contain the same two tricks to try and confuse people:
1. One or more of the symbols in the final (question) formula are not the same complete symbol from the earlier (sample) formulae, (e.g. only one boot or horseshoe in the question when they are shown in pairs in the samples).
2. In the question, the addition is shown before the multiplication in the hope that you don't remember PEMDAS (or BODMAS, depending on where you went to school) and will do the addition first.

The same thing keeps popping up every couple of weeks, just with different symbols, e.g. fruit or shoes or (in the last one I saw) McDonald's takeaways. I'm over it. It's old. Please stop. The internet isn't broken, or even confused, by your basic maths problem anyone over 10 could solve.

## blakamin

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# 1718480 10-Feb-2017 21:23

When the battery in your weather station outdoor unit goes flat and you have to get up on the roof to change it... and it's 42°.

Stupid heatwaves. Again.

## DarthKermit

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# 1718481 10-Feb-2017 21:27
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When all the heat lands on Australia and we get one of the crappiest summers that I can ever remember.

## blakamin

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# 1718486 10-Feb-2017 21:31

DarthKermit:

When all the heat lands on Australia and we get one of the crappiest summers that I can ever remember.

LMAO.. We've had the 3rd wettest summer ever here, but when it gets hot, it's hot. Still, have never had the sprinklers on this Jan, for the first time in 4 years. And now I have to mow the damn lawn :D

## blakamin

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# 1718494 10-Feb-2017 21:59

When 30kg dog decides to play with 20kg dog... on your lap.

## Geektastic

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# 1718501 10-Feb-2017 22:15

blakamin:

When 30kg dog decides to play with 20kg dog... on your lap.

Ha.

I have 3 on my lap totalling 74kg as I type.

## Behodar

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# 1718626 11-Feb-2017 12:13

Just now, at the New World self checkout, I learned what the Cancel button does. It's tempting to say "absolutely nothing", but that wouldn't be technically correct; it makes a little "bwip" noise when you press it. That, however, seems to be the full extent of its functionality...

## Behodar

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# 1718921 12-Feb-2017 16:36
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Just saw a banner ad on a site that - shock, horror - actually looked interesting. Clicked it with the middle mouse button, only for it to run some script that forces it to open in the same page. No, I am not going to look at your site if you're going to hijack my browser...

## Geektastic

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# 1719140 12-Feb-2017 23:38

The recent announcement that fibre will be installed in Martinborough. In 2022...!

## floydbloke

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# 1721136 16-Feb-2017 11:59
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Geoblocking

(Yes, I know it's easy to circumvent in most cases but still annoying when you want to view certain clips on an overseas news-site through a 'stock' internet connection.)

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking

## floydbloke

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# 1722534 19-Feb-2017 09:17
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This summer.

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking

## dimsim

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# 1722691 19-Feb-2017 15:32

When a representative of a business you are talking to on the phone says "i think it might....."

## MikeB4

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# 1722694 19-Feb-2017 15:35

floydbloke:

This summer.

There has been a summer ?

Mike
Retired IT Manager.
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

There is no planet B

## dimsim

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# 1722699 19-Feb-2017 15:59

MikeB4:
floydbloke:

This summer.

There has been a summer ?

Sounds like Wellington talking... been pretty good everywhere else... just look at Chch.

I forgot to water the lawn and look what happened

I expect it to start growing again soonish..

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