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  #1478948 26-Jan-2016 12:55
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Behodar: More confusing was someone talking about "SWIM" the other day; something like "I want a new home theatre but SWIM won't allow it". It seems to be of a similar derivation to "SWMBO" (she who must be obeyed) but I never figured out what it stood for... 

 

I figured SWIM was supposed to be SWMBO but it had been auto-corrected.  I have heard it used for Someone Who Isn't Me, but that didn't seem to fit the context.  I've only used it personally for System-Wide Information Management.


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  #1478965 26-Jan-2016 13:06
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  #1478966 26-Jan-2016 13:07
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Just stumbled upon another annoyance:

 

People (especially those in "official" roles) who don't answer all your neatly stated questions in an email. They answer one (not necessarily the most important one either), and leave you guessing as to whether they are going to reply later with answers for the other questions, or whether you need to reply and repeat the unanswered questions.  It really bugs me when I have spent a small amount of time making sure that my email is clear, logical, and easy to read, but others just dash off any old answer without pausing to think whether it's a good piece of communication...


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  #1478979 26-Jan-2016 13:19
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Amazon recommending e-books to me that I have already purchased from them, using the Amazon account associated with the email they sent the recommendation to.

 

And

 

Amazon not alerting me when the latest release in series of books I have purchased from them becomes available.

 

 





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  #1479015 26-Jan-2016 13:37
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My Nigerian uncle who keeps asking me for more money. I've already sent him ten grand and counting. money-mouth


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  #1479017 26-Jan-2016 13:39
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DarthKermit:

 

My Nigerian uncle who keeps asking me for more money. I've already sent him ten grand and counting. money-mouth

 

 

 

 

We must be cousins...cool





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  #1479081 26-Jan-2016 14:48
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People smoking cigarettes when walking  and throwing ash all over on faces of people walking behind them..yell

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1479653 27-Jan-2016 09:47
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Lizard1977:

 

... another annoyance:

 

People (especially those in "official" roles) who don't answer all your neatly stated questions in an email...

 

 

I actually posted relevant note in the topic "what pleases you", i.e. "answered questions" :-)


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  #1479701 27-Jan-2016 10:37
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geekbhaji:

People smoking cigarettes when walking  and throwing ash all over on faces of people walking behind them..yell


 



And then discarding their butts on the ground, sometimes when there is a rubbish bin nearby. It's still littering, cigarette butts are not exempt!




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  #1479716 27-Jan-2016 11:00
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Dingbatt:
geekbhaji:

 

People smoking cigarettes when walking  and throwing ash all over on faces of people walking behind them..yell

 

 

 

 

 



And then discarding their butts on the ground, sometimes when there is a rubbish bin nearby. It's still littering, cigarette butts are not exempt!

 

 

 

-and also the ones who smoke in parking area intended for people with prams, not  knowing they are making babies inhale that poisonous smoke.. arghhh


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  #1479758 27-Jan-2016 12:06
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- and smokers who smoke under the No Smoking Area signs at hospitals.

 

 

 

A.

 

 


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  #1480101 27-Jan-2016 17:52
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Smoking is just a trashy thing to do in a public place. 

 

If I wandered down the footpath of a city spraying a fine mist of roundup behind me, people would get peeved off fast.  Yet we tolerate cigarette smoke which is equally/more toxic.





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  #1480525 28-Jan-2016 10:41
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MikeAqua:

 

Smoking ....

 

 

Someone here was annoyed with comparisons especially with other places they came from. Let's compare New Zealand with Spain and remember those who passed away because of the smoking.

 

In Spain (being there 15 times) locals were smoking non-stop on the beach. If you are on vacation from the city over polluted with industrial smoke (e.g. Moscow), your senses are mostly blocked and you will only feel the smoke if they are sitting close to you. You get used to the exposure and you may not been annoyed as much.

 

I've been here long enough (13 years) for my senses to come back. Air in NZ is most valuable thing I would not trade for anything else and I am annoyed with one and only smoker on Piha beach even if they are smoking 50 meters from me - I still can feel that. Rare, but annoying.

 

My father died from cancer. Was a smoker. WWII is what they said caused kids to smoke during the war - masked the hunger. Not an excuse today...


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  #1480544 28-Jan-2016 11:03
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I finally thought of one: computer manufacturers who upgrade their products every few months, have hundreds and hundreds of different models, and don't offer meaningful support for the slightly earlier versions. (Are you listening, Acer?)

 

 





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  #1480561 28-Jan-2016 11:29
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The Mediterranean diet Barcelona style - pork, nicotine and coffee!

 

My memory of visiting the beach down at the former Olympic village end of Barcelona is a golden sand clear water beach where I couldn't find a big enough gap between cigarette butts to put towel down - and it was winter.  Oh and smoking in some restaurants.  Gross.

 

My partner and I have between us lost 3 parents to smoking.  Probably why I am so intolerant of other people's smoke.

 

E-cigs are a great innovation in that sense.  Much less obnoxious to bystanders.

 

RUKI:

 

Someone here was annoyed with comparisons especially with other places they came from. Let's compare New Zealand with Spain and remember those who passed away because of the smoking.

 

snip

 

My father died from cancer. Was a smoker.

 





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