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  # 1946096 24-Jan-2018 15:52
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Aredwood: This heat and humidity in Auckland.

 

Not so bad today. It's still hot, but humidity has dropped to 70% from 90+% yesterday. So at least if you perspire, it actually does something.


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  # 1946235 24-Jan-2018 19:09
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Behodar:

 

Another case of an online retailer apparently manually transcribing addresses; address on order confirmation was correct but address on actual package was wrong. Credit to CourierPost for figuring out the right place though!

 

 

Check that everything was entered correctly on the invoice too. If they get an address wrong then the whole thing is likly to be manual.





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  # 1946463 25-Jan-2018 10:32
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The way the internet always knows what I'm looking for but never knows when I've actually bought it, so it can stop bl**dy pestering me with ads for something I already own and will only ever need one of.





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  # 1946484 25-Jan-2018 10:59
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richms: Check that everything was entered correctly on the invoice too. If they get an address wrong then the whole thing is likly to be manual.

 

I haven't opened it yet (it's a birthday present, and I still have a few days to go) but it'll be interesting to check the invoice if there's one in there.

 

floydbloke: The way the internet always knows what I'm looking for but never knows when I've actually bought it, so it can stop bl**dy pestering me with ads for something I already own and will only ever need one of.

 

"Since you bought [blah] on Blu-ray, you might like to buy [same blah] on DVD!"


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# 1947538 27-Jan-2018 14:08
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Having a nice refreshing shower in this hot weather but within an hour feeling all sweaty and sticky again.


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  # 1947794 28-Jan-2018 10:32
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This is more of an amusement than an annoyance:

 

We were playing Trivial Pursuit last night. I knew that it was a fairly old set, but it still threw me when one of the questions was "What is the name of the Russian city that used to be called St Petersburg?"

 

Don't you love ancient games? tongue-out

 

Behodar: I haven't opened it yet (it's a birthday present, and I still have a few days to go) but it'll be interesting to check the invoice if there's one in there.

 

There wasn't one.


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  # 1947809 28-Jan-2018 11:46
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People who can't differentiate between an opinion vs. explanation for why something/someone behaved in a certain way.





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  # 1947821 28-Jan-2018 12:06
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People dumping their unwanted animals. Three kittens were dumped outside the PN SPCA on Friday. Poor babies are three weeks old, tops. Luckily for them, there was a mother cat willing to foster them.


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  # 1947824 28-Jan-2018 12:14
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  # 1947894 28-Jan-2018 16:33
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DarthKermit:

 

People dumping their unwanted animals. Three kittens were dumped outside the PN SPCA on Friday. Poor babies are three weeks old, tops. Luckily for them, there was a mother cat willing to foster them.

 

 

 

 

Good job Uncle Gareth did not find them first...






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  # 1947899 28-Jan-2018 17:30
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Being cruel to kittens takes a special kind of callousness. This may not have been intentional cruelty but it certainly qualifies as stupid indifference.

 

 





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Careless cat owners: http://www.audubon.org/news/how-stop-cats-killing-birds




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  # 1947916 28-Jan-2018 18:20
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Rikkitic:

 

Being cruel to kittens takes a special kind of callousness. This may not have been intentional cruelty but it certainly qualifies as stupid indifference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm not sure leaving them outside the SPCA constitutes cruelty exactly. Clearly the person leaving them expected the SPCA would actually look after them and re home them.






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  # 1947920 28-Jan-2018 18:41
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Parking Enforcement Services thinking they can get $65 out of me for being 20mins late to my car. Just more annoying I have to dispute it and say they can't legally fine me and find a way to give them $4.





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Parking Enforcement Services thinking they can get $65 out of me for being 20mins late to my car. Just more annoying I have to dispute it and say they can't legally fine me and find a way to give them $4.

 

 

Deposit the $4 in their account and send them a note that you've paid with calculations to show it was a fair amount - I suggest a bit more than  $4 - be generous and make it $10, and remind them that it was a generous offer.

 

When you get a note back saying that they reject the offer and want to refund the $10 - so need your bank a/c number. reply asking that if they insist. then you require a bank cheque or cash refund only, and remind them that this confirms that you dispute any amount they feel is owed them, unless they provide proof of costs incurred.

 

F$%K Parking Enforcement Services. 


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