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  Reply # 1851640 24-Aug-2017 07:45
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… the diagonal lines to use a turning bay...

 

 

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..the lined area …

 

 

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… the zebra area ..

 

 

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…that zebra part … 

 

 

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  Reply # 1851643 24-Aug-2017 07:54
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  Reply # 1851647 24-Aug-2017 08:07
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Numpties that don't know how to turn right into a multi-lane road? (In case there's any here, the rule is to turn into the right-hand lane (for the real numpties and pedants, I mean (obviously) the right-hand lane of the road going your way), NOT the left-hand one.

 

And (probably those same) numpties who, when they're turning left into a multi-lane road when I'm turning right into it, stop and give way to me. (a) We can both proceed at the same time, moron! (b) Even if it was a single lane, *you* would have right of way!

 

 


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  Reply # 1851652 24-Aug-2017 08:41
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When a technical user who should know better writes a document with filesizes in "mb", ie. millibits.

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  Reply # 1851672 24-Aug-2017 08:54
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People who slow down to a stop in a traffic lane... *then* switch on an indicator!

 

 


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  Reply # 1851678 24-Aug-2017 09:02
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Numpties that don't know how to turn right into a multi-lane road? (In case there's any here, the rule is to turn into the right-hand lane (for the real numpties and pedants, I mean (obviously) the right-hand lane of the road going your way), NOT the left-hand one.

 

And (probably those same) numpties who, when they're turning left into a multi-lane road when I'm turning right into it, stop and give way to me. (a) We can both proceed at the same time, moron! (b) Even if it was a single lane, *you* would have right of way!

 

 

Sure, but I can see where this might be confusing for someone that doesn't know the road. He wants to turn left and as he approaches the turn he might not be able to see that the road he wants to turn into has two lanes. He sees you already turning, and thinking that there's only one lane he gives way to you to avoid what he thinks would be a crash. Sometimes you can only see that a road is multi-lane when you're right next to it.


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  Reply # 1851718 24-Aug-2017 09:36
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Stores with dumb policies - e.g. I went to Countdown last night with my 14 year old daughter to buy a few grocery items.  Remembered that I didn't have any beer and so picked up a six pack.  They wouldn't sell the beer to me because my daughter is under age.  


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  Reply # 1851722 24-Aug-2017 09:40
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Stores with dumb policies - e.g. I went to Countdown last night with my 14 year old daughter to buy a few grocery items.  Remembered that I didn't have any beer and so picked up a six pack.  They wouldn't sell the beer to me because my daughter is under age.  

 

 

How bizarre!


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  Reply # 1851728 24-Aug-2017 09:47
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frankv:

 

Numpties that don't know how to turn right into a multi-lane road? (In case there's any here, the rule is to turn into the right-hand lane (for the real numpties and pedants, I mean (obviously) the right-hand lane of the road going your way), NOT the left-hand one.

 

And (probably those same) numpties who, when they're turning left into a multi-lane road when I'm turning right into it, stop and give way to me. (a) We can both proceed at the same time, moron! (b) Even if it was a single lane, *you* would have right of way!

 

 

Sure, but I can see where this might be confusing for someone that doesn't know the road. He wants to turn left and as he approaches the turn he might not be able to see that the road he wants to turn into has two lanes. He sees you already turning, and thinking that there's only one lane he gives way to you to avoid what he thinks would be a crash. Sometimes you can only see that a road is multi-lane when you're right next to it.

 

 

I usually err on the side of caution here - you never know if the other driver is going to turn into the correct lane.


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  Reply # 1851787 24-Aug-2017 11:15
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vyfster:

 

Stores with dumb policies - e.g. I went to Countdown last night with my 14 year old daughter to buy a few grocery items.  Remembered that I didn't have any beer and so picked up a six pack.  They wouldn't sell the beer to me because my daughter is under age.  

 

 

How bizarre!

 

 

Not really. There's a sign at our local Countdown saying that if you are part of a group and buying alcohol then EVERYONE needs to show ID.





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  Reply # 1851798 24-Aug-2017 11:28
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Yeah, but presence of a sign makes it no less bizarre.

 

A parent should be able to do the shopping with a child in tow including wine & beer. What kind of world are we living in these days? Would this apply if you are shopping with your baby?

 

Anyone doing something dodgy could just get around this policy by telling their underage mates to not follow them through the checkout?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1851803 24-Aug-2017 11:31
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Next they'll be wanting to see the ID of everyone in the house when they deliver wine and beer with your groceries.





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  Reply # 1851805 24-Aug-2017 11:33
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Yeah, but presence of a sign makes it no less bizarre.

 

A parent should be able to do the shopping with a child in tow including wine & beer. What kind of world are we living in these days? Would this apply if you are shopping with your baby?

 

Anyone doing something dodgy could just get around this policy by telling their underage mates to not follow them through the checkout?

 

Whereas a parent is less likely to leave their children to wait while they go through the checkout. Legit cases fail again...





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  Reply # 1851806 24-Aug-2017 11:33
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Not really. There's a sign at our local Countdown saying that if you are part of a group and buying alcohol then EVERYONE needs to show ID.

 

 

I have also encountered this and I think it is incredibly stupid, arrogant and heavy-handed. Countdown are not the police. It is not their responsibility or right to control the behaviour of others. The policy is idiotic anyway, because kids are not as dumb as Countdown management, and if a group of under-18s really want an 18 year-old mate to buy grog for them, they will be smart enough to wait outside and let him go in on his own. This is just the result of some self-important management jerks deciding what is best for others. Don't shop at Countdown is the best response I can think of. They are a crappy overpriced underserviced ozzie company anyway.

 

 





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  Reply # 1851808 24-Aug-2017 11:35
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New Zealand Police is acting strongly against liquor licences. They opposed the renewal of licence to a couple of New World stores in Welligton, so I guess supermarkets get heavy handed so they don't have a reason to stop selling it.





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