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  Reply # 1844921 11-Aug-2017 08:33
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Slightly related: Pull into a gas station and only one of the 6 bowsers has diesel and someone on it is pumping petrol.

 

I'm looking at you, Mobil!

 

Z may be pricey but they always have diesel on all bowsers.

 

 


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  Reply # 1844923 11-Aug-2017 08:39
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When people offer reasons or solutions in this thread.

 

I came here to have a whinge, dammit, not for a lecture. tongue-out






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1844928 11-Aug-2017 08:46
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kryptonjohn:

 

Slightly related: Pull into a gas station and only one of the 6 bowsers has diesel and someone on it is pumping petrol.

 

I'm looking at you, Mobil!

 

Z may be pricey but they always have diesel on all bowsers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you mean pumps? A bowser is a trailer that holds fuel.






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  Reply # 1844931 11-Aug-2017 08:51
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Yeah pumps. Couldn't remember why I had bowser in my mind so you've forced me to google it!

 

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bowser

 

Sylvanius Bowser eh? Learn something new and useless every day!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1845364 11-Aug-2017 20:15
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NBNco. What a completely useless bunch of tossers.

 

 

 

(yes, I now have *NBN*)

 

 

 

 

 

*HFC at its fastest... 100/40 

 

**what an effing joke.


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  Reply # 1845367 11-Aug-2017 20:18
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kryptonjohn:

 

Yeah pumps. Couldn't remember why I had bowser in my mind so you've forced me to google it!

 

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bowser

 

Sylvanius Bowser eh? Learn something new and useless every day!

 

 

Useless wikipedia fails where a basic google works, since I am sure to 90% of people its a mario character and nothing else.

 

 

 

edit: didnt notice that wasnt wikipedia but another wikisomething site. Oh well





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  Reply # 1845369 11-Aug-2017 20:23
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who cares what 90% think if they're wrong?

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  Reply # 1845454 12-Aug-2017 01:02
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Power companies that don't put their price plans on their websites. They try and trick you into signing up just to find out what price they charge for power. Or at least try and get you to call them and spend ages on hold, just so they can give you a sales pitch.

 

I bet the main reason is so they can see what power company you are currently signed up to. (they can do this if you tell them your address) And only offer you a price that is slightly below what you are currently paying.

 

I have come across 1 power company that has door to door salespeople who definitely do offer different pricing rates depending on what company you are with currently. (the salesperson admitted it to me).






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  Reply # 1845460 12-Aug-2017 05:35
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Applying for NZ Super on the MSD website - get it completed and the confirmation says 'print your application from this link, sign and mail to us'.

 

So you can't complete it online, even with RealMe set up - but that's OK - can live with that I guess.

 

Then, if you leave your computer for a short time, the session times-out. I guess that's fair enough too.

 

However once that has happened, there is absolutely no way you can log back in to resurrect things and print the completed form. You have to ring them and they have to print it and snail-mail it to you for you to sign and mail back. Jeesh.

 

And the CSO on the phone says "Yeah, our online application system hasn't been particularly well-implemented". Jeesh again.


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  Reply # 1845501 12-Aug-2017 10:20
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Establishments that add superfluous ingredients. For example, spring onion in scrambled egg.





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  Reply # 1845516 12-Aug-2017 11:46
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Winemakers who put cab sav or merlot into the bottle style that is traditionally used for pinot noir and white wines.


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  Reply # 1845557 12-Aug-2017 13:38
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When you have leftover parts after taking something apart and putting it back together.




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eracode:

 

Applying for NZ Super on the MSD website - get it completed and the confirmation says 'print your application from this link, sign and mail to us'.

 

So you can't complete it online, even with RealMe set up - but that's OK - can live with that I guess.

 

Then, if you leave your computer for a short time, the session times-out. I guess that's fair enough too.

 

However once that has happened, there is absolutely no way you can log back in to resurrect things and print the completed form. You have to ring them and they have to print it and snail-mail it to you for you to sign and mail back. Jeesh.

 

And the CSO on the phone says "Yeah, our online application system hasn't been particularly well-implemented". Jeesh again.

 

 

Typical of pretty much anything in the public sector. Any ill-conceived, half-arsed, piece of crap attempt will do just so it looks like you've done something. It all boils down to the fact there's no incentive to do a good job when people have no choice whether to use you or not.





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  Reply # 1845583 12-Aug-2017 16:12
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Shadowfoot: When you have leftover parts after taking something apart and putting it back together.


Those parts are completly unnecessary - I often think when this happens how I should write to the manufacturer and let them know that if he was to remove these parts from this location, how much they could save. Oh wait...where did they come from? Bugger.

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  Reply # 1845589 12-Aug-2017 16:29
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The Self entitled plonker who thinks his car is so special it deserves two slots in a busy car park on a Saturday morning at a kids sporting session.

1) if it’s your “special baby” don’t use it to take the kids to Saturday (winter=muddy) sports anyway
2) we all like to watch our own darlings maul the finer aspects of their respective sports as they learn, we ALL deserve the chance to park so we can not miss the first 10 minutes of the game while hunting for parking?!

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