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  Reply # 1807592 27-Jun-2017 13:11
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That must be exhausting. Is there nothing at all to do about it?

 

 





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  Reply # 1807593 27-Jun-2017 13:11
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Rikkitic:

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floydbloke:


Having to go back and edit each time I post on GZ about twice on average because I'm such a hopeless typist.



 


To extend that - the IT 'revolution' for putting keyboards on my desk and therefore indirectly removing the secretaries from offices and enforcing that work onto the rest of us, regardless of our typing skill or the fact that it means we have less time to do what we are actually hired to do...



You just miss having a secretary to boss around. Used to be a major component of the male ego toolbox.


 



Never felt the need to boss around my EA.




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  Reply # 1807594 27-Jun-2017 13:13
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Rikkitic:

That must be exhausting. Is there nothing at all to do about it?


 



I am using techniques my son has taught me like mindfulness. I have been offered morphine but I have refused it.




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  Reply # 1807674 27-Jun-2017 14:13
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Not trying to be flippant or provocative but cannabis has acquired a pretty good reputation for pain relief and the restrictions on it have just been loosened a little. Maybe you don't have to go as far as opiates. This or something else might offer an acceptable intermediate solution. I'm sure you have already looked into all this but I'm just mentioning it anyway. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1807791 27-Jun-2017 17:03
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Rikkitic:

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floydbloke:


Having to go back and edit each time I post on GZ about twice on average because I'm such a hopeless typist.



 


To extend that - the IT 'revolution' for putting keyboards on my desk and therefore indirectly removing the secretaries from offices and enforcing that work onto the rest of us, regardless of our typing skill or the fact that it means we have less time to do what we are actually hired to do...



You just miss having a secretary to boss around. Used to be a major component of the male ego toolbox.


 



Nope. Just hate typing and filling. Prefer to dictate my letters too.

Can't beat the support of a good secretary.





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  Reply # 1807872 27-Jun-2017 20:09
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  Reply # 1808905 29-Jun-2017 13:32
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Food packaging that does not work as it should. Recent examples

 

 

 

     

  1. Anchor milk carton that was actually seeping through the main moulding join at the bottom of the container
  2. Ham packaging with two separate compartments, perforated to allow separation. Tearing the improperly designed perforation ripped open the second, sealed, compartment and therefore defeated the purpose
  3. Supermarkets that can't grasp how much more hygienic using sealed trays would be that allowing meat to leak through cling film all over shelves, hands and shopping
  4. Foil tops on milk where the tab rips off, leaving the foil behind untouched!
  5. re-sealable packaging that does not actually reseal (e.g. some cheese packaging)





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  Reply # 1808914 29-Jun-2017 13:33
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Cell phones (sorry, I couldn't resist).


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  Reply # 1808949 29-Jun-2017 13:49
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Geektastic:

 

Food packaging that does not work as it should. Recent examples

 

 

 

     

  1. Anchor milk carton that was actually seeping through the main moulding join at the bottom of the container
  2. Ham packaging with two separate compartments, perforated to allow separation. Tearing the improperly designed perforation ripped open the second, sealed, compartment and therefore defeated the purpose
  3. Supermarkets that can't grasp how much more hygienic using sealed trays would be that allowing meat to leak through cling film all over shelves, hands and shopping
  4. Foil tops on milk where the tab rips off, leaving the foil behind untouched!
  5. re-sealable packaging that does not actually reseal (e.g. some cheese packaging)

 

 

Some cheese packaging? - I reckon it's all supposedly resealable cheese packaging.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1809099 29-Jun-2017 18:20
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You forgot tabs on drinks and other cans that break off so you can't open the container without a tool. Not a biggie in the kitchen but a real pain if you are somewhere that you don't have a tool because you assumed the bloody can would work like it is supposed to.

 

 





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  Reply # 1809100 29-Jun-2017 18:22
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Supermarkets and their lack of variety. 

 

Mustard cress, where can I buy? 

 

For some recipes , it is necessary to visit 3 or 4 different places. 


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  Reply # 1809103 29-Jun-2017 18:30
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Supermarkets and their lack of variety. 

 

Mustard cress, where can I buy? 

 

For some recipes , it is necessary to visit 3 or 4 different places. 

 

 

 

 

I think that is more to do with the lack of competition and there essentially being a duopoly in many areas. You can get more specialist products, but in order for them to be in supermarkets, they usually have to be big providers. So local markets are were small players hang out, and are perhaps a better place to buy  that sort of thing, especially fresh fruit and veges.


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  Reply # 1809104 29-Jun-2017 18:31
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mattwnz:

 

surfisup1000:

 

Supermarkets and their lack of variety. 

 

Mustard cress, where can I buy? 

 

For some recipes , it is necessary to visit 3 or 4 different places. 

 

 

 

 

I think that is more to do with the lack of competition and there essentially being a duopoly in many areas. You can get more specialist products, but in order for them to be in supermarkets, they usually have to be big providers. So local markets are were small players hang out, and are perhaps a better place to buy  that sort of thing, especially fresh fruit and veges.

 

 

Of course you are right.

 

I wish I wasn't such a foodie.

 

The local bin inn closed too which doesn't help. 


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  Reply # 1809111 29-Jun-2017 18:54
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Geektastic:

 

Food packaging that does not work as it should. Recent examples

 

 

 

     

  1. Anchor milk carton that was actually seeping through the main moulding join at the bottom of the container
  2. Ham packaging with two separate compartments, perforated to allow separation. Tearing the improperly designed perforation ripped open the second, sealed, compartment and therefore defeated the purpose
  3. Supermarkets that can't grasp how much more hygienic using sealed trays would be that allowing meat to leak through cling film all over shelves, hands and shopping
  4. Foil tops on milk where the tab rips off, leaving the foil behind untouched!
  5. re-sealable packaging that does not actually reseal (e.g. some cheese packaging)

 

 

Some cheese packaging? - I reckon it's all supposedly resealable cheese packaging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese slices (the proper Mainland ones, not the processed ones) in this instance. The tear open lid should reseal to the plastic tray bit but never does.






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I don't know about you guys, but when I'm driving in the rain I like to travel at literally half the posted speed limit. I just feel safer that way!

 

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