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  Reply # 1760223 10-Apr-2017 14:03
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MikeAqua:

 

The recently expanded Wellington airport lacks sufficient small-plane gates ... 

 

So some regional flights have to dock on jet gates, which small-plane passengers can't use as they weren't screened prior to boarding.

 

So you wait 20 minutes on the plane for a bus which after 15 minutes sitting stationary on the tarmac finally takes you to a nearby regional gate that has been empty the entire time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add to that the insane car routing/parking that makes me think I have taken a wrong turning (which I often have) almost every time I go there and the loss of yet more parking to an hotel...

 

 

 

For a capital city, Wellington truly manages to embarrass itself when it comes to travel.






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  Reply # 1760237 10-Apr-2017 14:22
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I have builders here with a radio. Wow, so much s__t talking and ad's and little music.

 

 

I certainly hope those builders have paid royalties for listening to that radio. They wouldn't want to be infringing anyone's copyright.

 

 





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  Reply # 1760310 10-Apr-2017 15:30
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When the systems at work are constantly down or freezing or have a massive delay for weeks on end and no one can fix it or does anything to fix it.  Cant get everything done in one day or nearly close and the boss expects you to do so before leaving. 







 


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  Reply # 1760365 10-Apr-2017 17:37
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People who persist in verbalising their phone numbers incorrectly.





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  Reply # 1760400 10-Apr-2017 19:46
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Geektastic: Waking up to find my wife has decided unexpectedly to work from home, thus spoiling the peaceful day I had anticipated...!

 

 

 

Not being able to work from home...


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  Reply # 1760432 10-Apr-2017 20:44
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Rikkitic:

 

richms:

 

I have builders here with a radio. Wow, so much s__t talking and ad's and little music.

 

 

I certainly hope those builders have paid royalties for listening to that radio. They wouldn't want to be infringing anyone's copyright.

 

 

 

 

Presumably when they finish on a Friday and open some beers, they won't be breaching the rules that PPNZ has come up with. And would it even be a breach assuming the builders are all employees?






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  Reply # 1760441 10-Apr-2017 21:01
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Related - the fact that they have yet to figure out how to use sealed packaging for most meat, so it drips blood all over the rest of your goods, all over their shelving (which is probably a veritable cornucopia of bacteria etc as a result as I doubt that their cleaning regime is particularly well enforced given how slack every other aspect of their management is) and so forth.

 

Also their apparent inability to print nutritional labels for meat - including statements of fat content differences between minced beef types.

 

 

The supermarkets reducing the quality of prime mince so it is now exactly the same as standard grade beef mince. Apart from it having a higher price. They should relabel it subprime mince.

 

 






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  Reply # 1760476 10-Apr-2017 22:07
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Geektastic:

 

Related - the fact that they have yet to figure out how to use sealed packaging for most meat, so it drips blood all over the rest of your goods, all over their shelving (which is probably a veritable cornucopia of bacteria etc as a result as I doubt that their cleaning regime is particularly well enforced given how slack every other aspect of their management is) and so forth.

 

Also their apparent inability to print nutritional labels for meat - including statements of fat content differences between minced beef types.

 

 

The supermarkets reducing the quality of prime mince so it is now exactly the same as standard grade beef mince. Apart from it having a higher price. They should relabel it subprime mince.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This may be true - but with no labelling apparently required, how are we to know what is even in it?

 

UK supermarkets differentiate the quality of mince by stating the typical fat content - so the cheap stuff is high fat and the expensive lower fat (to 5% from memory for the best).






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  Reply # 1760477 10-Apr-2017 22:09
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The fact that there is apparently absolutely no legal standard for the volume a motorcycle exhaust makes. It was like being at Castle Donnington round here over the weekend - bl**dy annoying!!






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  Reply # 1761968 12-Apr-2017 08:23
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United Airlines fiasco dragging the doctor off the over booked flight to give the seat to a United employee.    As one commentator has said the staff should have been given the authority to keep offering a higher and higher dollar figure until someone really did volunteer to leave the plane go to a hotel and get the next flight.    Then again it's possible that every person on that flight had work or family reasons to make it vital they stay on the plane.


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  Reply # 1761987 12-Apr-2017 09:10
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Overbooking should be illegal IMO.  It's selling something you do not have.





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  Reply # 1762012 12-Apr-2017 09:39
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Overbooking should be illegal IMO.  It's selling something you do not have.

 

Yep, my Ex was coming over from the US one year, a few got offered $500 to hop off


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  Reply # 1762029 12-Apr-2017 10:07
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If they have sold the seat they have the cash.

If I buy a movie theatre ticket and don't turn up, I expect I have to pay for another full price ticket, so I can't see how they have _lost_ money...

Cynic in me says they will overbook and then make the person who missed pay for another ticket so they have paid twice for the same journey.

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  Reply # 1762047 12-Apr-2017 10:58
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TimA:

 

When the systems at work are constantly down or freezing or have a massive delay for weeks on end and no one can fix it or does anything to fix it.  Cant get everything done in one day or nearly close and the boss expects you to do so before leaving. 

 

 

The odds of a system quirk  increases proportionally to the importance of the task too!!!! Nearly always!!

 

eg, just yesterday, my daughter asks me to insert a word document into her google slides presentation before going to school --- google slides, you'd think it had support for all major file formats --- but no, it has no support for anything except google slides.     I cannot believe the school makes the kids use this rubbish. 

 

In the end, I had to turn the word document into a jpg, so she could set it as a background image in one of the slides. 

 

Something should be so easy is so hard. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1762048 12-Apr-2017 11:00
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MikeAqua:

 

Overbooking should be illegal IMO.  It's selling something you do not have.

 

 

You willing to pay an extra 20% in your airfares, or have reduced seat availability (maybe 10% of passengers don't turn up for flights). 

 

Overbooking is fine by me, as long as it is handled in a proper manner.  The recent united airlines scenario was just handled very poorly. 

 

 


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