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  # 2008607 6-May-2018 09:30
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It can also have to do with the quality of the wall surface, though I agree with you that the adhesive is also often crap. I also had problems with some hooks coming loose. They were actually pulling patches of paint off. I ended up replacing the adhesive ones with screw-on ones. That was the only thing that worked. 

 

 





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  # 2008803 6-May-2018 17:00
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Fred99:

 

I missed a call last night on our landline, from a "private caller" who left a brief message, transcribed:

 

"Hey Dawn, I'm back in the loony bin - South ward"
"How come none of you F**ckers ever come to visit me?"
"Anyway, bye"

 

I don't know a "Dawn", never heard of a "South ward", but I'm almost 100% sure I have the answer to the question.

 

 

Sorted!

 

Phone rang a few minutes ago and I answered it.

 

Same voice asks "Hello, is Dawn there?". 

 

At least she now knows she had the wrong number, if she has the correct number then hopefully she might get a visitor - but it surely won't be me.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2008814 6-May-2018 17:28
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You will never know what you have missed.

 

 





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  # 2008820 6-May-2018 17:46
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Rikkitic:

 

You will never know what you have missed.

 

 

I think I could make a pretty accurate guess.  I could almost smell the quetiapine on her breath.

 

 


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  # 2008923 6-May-2018 21:20
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Unnecessary steps in phone actions. For example, on my Note, there's an icon on the screen when you get a text notification which is a telephone.

Expecting it to ring your voicemail, you press it. So it opens the dialler, with the voicemail number filled in. Why? Why not just dial it?





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  # 2008974 7-May-2018 07:34
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This doesnt really annoy me, it gives me a chuckle, its also pretty sad. I dont know what some people, do in their lives.

 

Here is a positive news article

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/103623308/countdown-chooses-10-supermarkets-to-go-plastic-bag-free-rest-to-follow

 

Not much to say except its great news. Stopping 350 million bags a year, plus what New World/Pak n Save uses, so say half a billion minimum

 

 

 

Yet when you read the Stuff comments you will always find someone whining.  If the Queen gave us all $10,000 cash tomorrow, someone at Stuff comments will find a way to bag it. Annoying, yes. Funny, yes. Sad, definitely


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  # 2008998 7-May-2018 09:16
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tdgeek:

 

This doesnt really annoy me, it gives me a chuckle, its also pretty sad. I dont know what some people, do in their lives.

 

Here is a positive news article

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/103623308/countdown-chooses-10-supermarkets-to-go-plastic-bag-free-rest-to-follow

 

Not much to say except its great news. Stopping 350 million bags a year, plus what New World/Pak n Save uses, so say half a billion minimum

 

Yet when you read the Stuff comments you will always find someone whining.  If the Queen gave us all $10,000 cash tomorrow, someone at Stuff comments will find a way to bag it. Annoying, yes. Funny, yes. Sad, definitely

 

 

It does mean that I would have to buy bin liners though. And the bin liners take a lot longer to break down than the regular supermarket bags.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2009001 7-May-2018 09:23
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kryptonjohn:

tdgeek:


This doesnt really annoy me, it gives me a chuckle, its also pretty sad. I dont know what some people, do in their lives.


Here is a positive news article


https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/103623308/countdown-chooses-10-supermarkets-to-go-plastic-bag-free-rest-to-follow


Not much to say except its great news. Stopping 350 million bags a year, plus what New World/Pak n Save uses, so say half a billion minimum


Yet when you read the Stuff comments you will always find someone whining.  If the Queen gave us all $10,000 cash tomorrow, someone at Stuff comments will find a way to bag it. Annoying, yes. Funny, yes. Sad, definitely



It does mean that I would have to buy bin liners though. And the bin liners take a lot longer to break down than the regular supermarket bags.


 



We use paper bin liners




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  # 2009002 7-May-2018 09:25
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MikeB4: 

We use paper bin liners

 

 

Sounds interesting. But don't they fall apart if there's wet stuff put in the bin? I'm thinking of the under-sink bin.


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  # 2009003 7-May-2018 09:26
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Ge0rge: "The problem is when people want their cake and eat it too."

I really have trouble understanding this saying - Why else would I want cake if it's not for eating? What else do people do with cake? Are there cakes that aren't for eating? Why would I buy that?


My better half has a cake stand. A friend asked what it was - when told, he looked confused. "but cakes aren't for standing, they're for eating!"

 

Translate it as "eating all of your cake but still expecting to have a whole, uneaten cake left afterwards"

 

Wanting to "Have" (i.e "possess") one's cake and eat it too...





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  # 2009055 7-May-2018 10:09
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tdgeek:

 

This doesnt really annoy me, it gives me a chuckle, its also pretty sad. I dont know what some people, do in their lives.

 

Here is a positive news article

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/103623308/countdown-chooses-10-supermarkets-to-go-plastic-bag-free-rest-to-follow

 

Not much to say except its great news. Stopping 350 million bags a year, plus what New World/Pak n Save uses, so say half a billion minimum

 

 

 

Yet when you read the Stuff comments you will always find someone whining.  If the Queen gave us all $10,000 cash tomorrow, someone at Stuff comments will find a way to bag it. Annoying, yes. Funny, yes. Sad, definitely

 

 

My whinge is why did it take them so long? They should have done it much sooner.

 

 





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  # 2009062 7-May-2018 10:16
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kryptonjohn:

 

 

 

Sounds interesting. But don't they fall apart if there's wet stuff put in the bin? I'm thinking of the under-sink bin.

 

 

Not really but we are a bit pedantic about it, we but all bottles, cans and appropriate meat  containers  etc straight into recycling after washing them. Wet vegetable waste goes into the compost. Other dry waste goes in the waste bin and wet waste like meat scraps are wrapped and pit in the bin. The bin is Usually emptied into the wheelie bin every three or four days days, sooner during the hot days. 





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  # 2009070 7-May-2018 10:39
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Fred99:

 

Removable wall picture hangers:

 

For a start, they're ridiculously priced for a few cents worth of plastic and a self adhesive strip.  Then they don't work - as a picture fell off the wall a few months later - and a few days after that another one did - in another room.  Then you read the instructions extremely carefully, and try again making sure that you use exactly the right cleaning product (isopropyl alcohol), that the weight of the picture is well within the claimed holding capacity, that you don't hang the picture on the hook for however long they recommend, and they still don't work.  Just to rub it in, as the picture frame drops, it'll probably scrape, transferring some of the paint on the frame to the paint on the wall, it won't be able to be cleaned off  - leaving you with a worse mess to sort out than patching a hole and repainting  - which is why you used the stupid things in the first place.  Then someone tells you that the problem was that you used a crappy brand of removable wall picture hangers, so you try the brand they say works well, read the instructions etc etc, and they still fall off the wall.

 

 

In my experience the 3M ones work little too well.  To the point where removal without damage is a lottery. 





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  # 2009078 7-May-2018 11:02
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From the CCC:

 

What can't go in your recycling bin (and needs to go in your red bin - destined for landfill)

 

No plastic film, wrap, strap, or newspaper wrap
No plastic bags other than supermarket checkout bags
No bubble wrap
No polystyrene/meat trays

 

Not wishing to rain on the parade, but apart from PET plastic bottles, some trays, and milk bottles, supermarket checkout bags seem to be the main plastic item that is actually able to be recycled.

 

IMO banning those plastic bags is mainly symbolic as they're very visible, at the checkout or at home, but also in the environment ending up hanging from the limbs of trees etc. because they blow around.

 

41,000 tonnes of plastic waste was exported in 2017.  I guess that's going to drop now that China has banned import, as even though not all NZ waste went to China, that'll be causing backlogs/excess waste availability - for example some NZ waste went to Australia for recycling, but they don't seem to be able to keep up and were exporting plastic waste to China as well.

 

The supermarket and hardware store shelves are loaded with overpackaged product that's hard to avoid, most of it will never be recycled, and most of it could be avoided completely if there was an attitude change from consumers.

 

 


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  # 2009084 7-May-2018 11:08
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MikeAqua:

 

Fred99:

 

Removable wall picture hangers:

 

For a start, they're ridiculously priced for a few cents worth of plastic and a self adhesive strip.  Then they don't work - as a picture fell off the wall a few months later - and a few days after that another one did - in another room.  Then you read the instructions extremely carefully, and try again making sure that you use exactly the right cleaning product (isopropyl alcohol), that the weight of the picture is well within the claimed holding capacity, that you don't hang the picture on the hook for however long they recommend, and they still don't work.  Just to rub it in, as the picture frame drops, it'll probably scrape, transferring some of the paint on the frame to the paint on the wall, it won't be able to be cleaned off  - leaving you with a worse mess to sort out than patching a hole and repainting  - which is why you used the stupid things in the first place.  Then someone tells you that the problem was that you used a crappy brand of removable wall picture hangers, so you try the brand they say works well, read the instructions etc etc, and they still fall off the wall.

 

 

In my experience the 3M ones work little too well.  To the point where removal without damage is a lottery. 

 

 

I haven't had much luck with the 3m ones either.  I'm wondering if part of the reason may be that our place gets a lot of sun and can get very hot inside if windows aren't left open.  The latest one to fall off the wall did happen after we'd been away for a few days, the house locked up and secure with windows closed.


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