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  # 1849303 20-Aug-2017 17:54
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marmel: Shopping in Southland.

Thought I might pick up an Apple Smart Cover today for my iPad Pro 12.9. Two Noel Leeming stores and a decent sized Harvey Norman had nothing. Harvey Norman didn’t have any genuine Apple smart covers at all for any iPad. What annoys me is the local retailers are always bemoaning online shopping etc destroying local shops yet leave shoppers with little choice, both literally and figuratively.

On a positive note you can still buy a decent house down here for less than what you would need for a deposit in Auckland.

 

 

 

To be fair, they are pretty pricey, and many people will buy third party ones. There retailer doesn't want to risk not being able to sell it. However that is similar to my local NL, where if you want to buy anything, they usually have to order it in these days, as floor stock is limited.


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  # 1849315 20-Aug-2017 18:05
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MikeB4:

 

freitasm:

 

Yes but sometimes people that looked perfectly able to come into the plane by themselves seat at the aisle and won't get up until the plan is empty. Seen this before. 

 

I personally always book aisle seats because I like to be able to get up during flight if needed be without disturbing others, and I rather not get blocked by people like these.

 

 

I understand your frustration however there are many invisible disabilities. Before mine was visible you would maybe think the same of me, I could walk onto a plane (painfully) but the inactivity on the flight would stiffen my limbs and make getting out of the chair very difficult and time me quite some time to leave the plane. If I were to use the window seat it would be very difficult and very painful for me to get into and  out of the seat.

 

 

But knowing your condition you'd explain it, surely?





 
 
 
 


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mattwnz:

 


To be fair, they are pretty pricey, and many people will buy third party ones. There retailer doesn't want to risk not being able to sell it. However that is similar to my local NL, where if you want to buy anything, they usually have to order it in these days, as floor stock is limited.



If they have to order it in then the whole reason for them existing is gone. I have the technology to order anything I want direct to my house in my pocket. If they have to order it and then I collect from the shop they serve no purpose.




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  # 1849341 20-Aug-2017 19:17
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freitasm:

 

MikeB4:

 

freitasm:

 

Yes but sometimes people that looked perfectly able to come into the plane by themselves seat at the aisle and won't get up until the plan is empty. Seen this before. 

 

I personally always book aisle seats because I like to be able to get up during flight if needed be without disturbing others, and I rather not get blocked by people like these.

 

 

I understand your frustration however there are many invisible disabilities. Before mine was visible you would maybe think the same of me, I could walk onto a plane (painfully) but the inactivity on the flight would stiffen my limbs and make getting out of the chair very difficult and time me quite some time to leave the plane. If I were to use the window seat it would be very difficult and very painful for me to get into and  out of the seat.

 

 

But knowing your condition you'd explain it, surely?

 

 

 

 

One grows tired and humiliated  apologizing and explaining ones disability





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Have you got a pre-printed card with the answers to the top ten stupid questions you get asked about your disability?


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  # 1849358 20-Aug-2017 19:43
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richms:
mattwnz:

 

 

 

 

 

To be fair, they are pretty pricey, and many people will buy third party ones. There retailer doesn't want to risk not being able to sell it. However that is similar to my local NL, where if you want to buy anything, they usually have to order it in these days, as floor stock is limited.

 



If they have to order it in then the whole reason for them existing is gone. I have the technology to order anything I want direct to my house in my pocket. If they have to order it and then I collect from the shop they serve no purpose.

 

 

 

I agree, but I guess it employs local staff in the area, and a small amount of the money paid stays in the area. eg supporting local . But it is a tough situation due to the large array of products being sold, and stores not wanting to have stock that they will never sell. My local town actually has very few shops these days, most have turned into food outlets, so it is a sign that normal retailing is dying. Some big box retailers are still doing well, eg Kmart and Briscoes, as well as home hardware and supermarkets. But the actual small family run store these days is pretty much almost dead.


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Courierpost. 

 

My parcel travels from America to my courierpost local depot in just 2 days. Pretty much expected delivery on friday.

 

But, still not delivered.

 

Courierpost are slower at getting a package from across town than it takes to get it from the USA into their incapable hands. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1850076 21-Aug-2017 23:54
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People that don't know to drive over the diagonal lines to use a turning bay...

 


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  # 1850136 22-Aug-2017 08:12
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People that don't know to drive over the diagonal lines to use a turning bay...

 

 

 

You mean the slow down to 20k's and move into it right at the end still partially blocking the thru lane types? Or the ones that do the same without looking and nearly take you out when correctly driving over the lined area to not hinder cars going straight thru?





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  # 1850202 22-Aug-2017 10:26
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Based on the image above, the folks that instead of easing into the zebra area and being parallel to the road just turn at the last minute, leaving half of their car on the main road, blocking traffic.





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  # 1850208 22-Aug-2017 10:37
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richms:

 

You mean the slow down to 20k's and move into it right at the end still partially blocking the thru lane types? Or the ones that do the same without looking and nearly take you out when correctly driving over the lined area to not hinder cars going straight thru?

 

 

freitasm:

 

Based on the image above, the folks that instead of easing into the zebra area and being parallel to the road just turn at the last minute, leaving half of their car on the main road, blocking traffic.

 

 

Yep - all of the above. Muppets, the lot of them.


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Here's one. It's definitely a "First World Problem", but that seems to be the purpose of this thread so I'll vent away here :-)

We went to Matilda on Saturday night (highly recommended, BTW. Awesome show). We had purchased tickets in the highest price point, and used this seating chart to select ones with nobody sitting in front of us. Note: The seats we purchased were the four blue dots with the red directly behind them.



But when we got to the venue, we found out that the seating chart had completely misrepresented the situation, with an additional two rows of seats in front of us.



And unfortunately the tiered seating didn't compensate enough for an inconsiderate theatre go-er directly in front of me, who was fiddling and fussing with their hair to ensure she could obtain maximum obstruction from her ponytail.

tl;dr version: Add "Misrepresentative seating charts" to the list :-)


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  # 1850238 22-Aug-2017 11:41
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Plugging a usb3.0 external drive into a usb3.0 port with a usb3.0 cable but only getting usb2.0 speed!!

 

Happens too often. 


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  # 1850258 22-Aug-2017 12:26
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dclegg:

And unfortunately the tiered seating didn't compensate enough for an inconsiderate theatre go-er directly in front of me, who was fiddling and fussing with their hair to ensure she could obtain maximum obstruction from her ponytail.

 

 

 

 

John Key would've dealt with her.





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When your boss advises of a process change when closing certain tickets. What took us 17 seconds per ticket which we closed 100% of them. They account for 50% of the tickets we get. Now on average the time taken to investigate, put on hold if required and email a customer is 1:50. Mind too closed to listen to anyone else, when asked questions about the process and how it will affect the previous automated emails they sent when we close them was met with "Oh really I didn't know they did that" flat out denied it even did till I showed them. Makes you wonder why someone is changing a process they don't even understand. Hmmmmmm... 


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