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  # 2044720 27-Jun-2018 13:30
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Companies that supposedly order spare parts overnight and you work from home expecting to be called with an "Ok, we got this, bring the car in" just to call them when no call comes and find out that they never actually put the order in, and don't even have a record of the problem.


They must have been taking lessons from Vodafone customer service.



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  # 2044870 27-Jun-2018 16:43
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paulchinnz:

 

The lack of an industry standard that has been implemented by courier companies around what items to leave at door vs leaving a note to pick up from depot.

 

In the past week, I've gone into a courier depot for an item that's clearly labelled as having a value of $5 on packaging, whereas another courier left a $25 package at door.

 

 

OK, I certainly have to upvote that one now, because yesterday I ordered two items from one supplier, in a single order. I just got home to find the more expensive item on the back doorstep along with a "come to the depot" card for the cheap one.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2044910 27-Jun-2018 18:01
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Geektastic:

 

This.

 

 

 

Click to see full size

 

 

Maybe you should just take it as a sign and move there? ;)

 

 

 

 

Ha. The really odd thing is, Ponatahi seems only to exist on roadsigns and maps. There is no actual place when you get there - no grouping of houses, local shops - nothing!

 

 

But probably a cellphone tower???

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe, although coverage is patchy out there. There is certainly a cellphone tower in Martinborough, because I can see it on the hill out of the front windows.

 

For ages, NZ Post insisted I lived in Ponatahi as well - in the end, I raised a ticket with their postcode mapping people because it was causing parcels to be sent to the wrong address when people used automatic label printing systems based on NZ Post's maps!






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  # 2044945 27-Jun-2018 19:33
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Behodar:

 

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OK, I certainly have to upvote that one now, because yesterday I ordered two items from one supplier, in a single order. I just got home to find the more expensive item on the back doorstep along with a "come to the depot" card for the cheap one.

 

 

 

 

I'd give +2 if possible, that's a winner.

 

In my less charitable moments, I picture a stressed courier with a bunch of pre-completed "come to the depot" cards that they leave without knocking on door (and thus saving time otherwise wasted on some slow recipient who takes more than 10 seconds to come to the door).


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  # 2044947 27-Jun-2018 19:37
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People who tweet/post car number plates, like they're so perfect and have never made a mistake driving.


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  # 2044958 27-Jun-2018 19:49
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Sometimes Google adds a suburb of Dunedin (Fairfield) to my address in Mosgiel (also a suburb of Dunedin, though in the 80's it had its own Mayor)
So I get [my address], Fairfield, Mosgiel, 9024; other times I get my correct address [my address], Mosgiel, Otago, 9024

 

 

 

 

I get the exact same thing

 

 

Well some of the broken address checkers that places use still insist on "north shore city" which hasnt existed for years and years.





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  # 2045696 28-Jun-2018 17:46
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My Dewalt bench "flip" saw crapped out. The thing has a German-made magnetic latching safety switch in an IP something (54?) sealed box with a cover secured with recessed one way screws.  They clearly don't want anybody opening it up, but the problem was a break in the power cord to the box - and there's no way of replacing the plug and cable if you can't break in to the box.  Replacement cable & switch assembly was £158.00 including shipping ex UK.  I did eventually get in to the box and replace just the cord for a few dollars, but this was a few hours hassle.

 

I despise "security screws" - but those one way screws are small things - and they truly annoy the crap out of me.

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2045716 28-Jun-2018 18:15
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nunz:

 

I'm in a new house with only a heat pump and am freezing my brass ones off. Screw modern - give me a fire again. It works when the electricity doesn't. Actually rephrase that - it works!!

 

 

Where are you? We've had heat-pumps in Queenstown and Auckland and they've been brilliant. The Auckland one doesn't heat the whole house, but then I don't know if a fire would either.

 

 

Chch. New heat pump. Had the repairer in once after install It had lost all its gas to bad install. When it is on heat mode it should blow hot / warm air then stop blowing anything when it reaches temperature. Instead it blows cold air regularly.

 

The problem with heatpumps is they are blown heat, not radiant heat. Radiant heat heats up the environment and it the type of heat the lasts when turned off. Blown heat goes as soon as it turns off. fires = radiant heat.

 



It will be blowing the cold air, simply so it can measure the room temperature. Ask the installer if a separate temp sensor could be fitted. Otherwise some models have temp sensors in the remote control. It might just be a simple settings change to use the remote control sensor instead.

 

Thanks -Will look into that.  However my understanding is that when it is on the heat setting it should blow heat until it hits temperature, then stop blowing until it gets cooler.  

 

It is driving my wife to distraction (she gets cold quickly) and as a result I'm loosing my mind watching her try try to fix it using the remote etc and playing with settings . I have managed to get her to leave the remote alone by hiding it - but that made no difference to cold air being blown and instead was treated to the joy of a grumpy wife trying to find the remote  (oops sorry honey - I must have accidentally sat on it).

 

Hmm - turns out this is a small thing that really annoys me (the remote not the wife).





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  # 2045719 28-Jun-2018 18:19
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My annoyance de jour (nice phrase).

 

Womans Weakly - was at super market yesterday and saw WW with a headline that the palace has announced Megan Markle (spelling) is pregnant with a girl. Turns out WW stole the story of a UK tabloid and it is a hoax - no announcement on the official site.

 

Not only was it a stupid click bait story, but it was also more bollocks from Womans Weakly, New Idea (old gossip) and other insipid stupid rags and they had stolen it from a UK tabloid with no checking. New lows in the profession of reporting. The perfect storm.

 

 





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  # 2045735 28-Jun-2018 18:58
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Not small, but I paid the IRD a huge sum in GST today which I certainly found annoying!





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  # 2045837 29-Jun-2018 07:42
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Yesterday morning I went out to buy an OLED TV.

At NL I wandered around their TV department for a long time - there was no-one serving in there. Another couple of customers were wandering around too. Three staff members were talking and laughing together in another dept.

I thought I’d wait to see how long before someone approached me but after 20 minutes I got sick of it and went to find someone. One of the three guys looked at me and said “Y’right, mate?”. FFS - they haven’t got a clue.

Something almost identical happened a little later in JB but I didn’t make the mistake of waiting so long there.





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  # 2045838 29-Jun-2018 07:50
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Did you reply "No, I'd like to see the manager please"?

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  # 2045843 29-Jun-2018 07:55
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I actually asked them “Do you guys want to sell televisions?”




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Went into NL to pick up an Online Order.

 

Two attendants close to the counter call a third person over to deal with me (she was playing on her phone).
Takes down the order number, looks it up on the computer and disappears into a back room to fetch it.

 

10 minutes later of growing frustration later, said attendant emerges from the room sans order, opens up the cupboard behind the counter and retrieves my box.

 

It would have been faster if I had gone in there, picked up what I wanted off the shelf and paid for it.


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  # 2045903 29-Jun-2018 09:49
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The way Z energy apply their petrol discounts after the transaction. So if I want $40 of fuel, and I wave my flybuy card at the machine for a 6c/l discount, it then puts $40 of fuel in at full price and after that, subtracts 6c/l from it so I end up paying $38.23 or some stupid amount. This is mildly irritating, as I wanted $40 worth, not $38.23. When it gets really annoying is if you're using a voucher - the voucher card then gets left with $1.78 on it which is of no use to anyone except Z. 

 

I'm tempted to take a half dozen old voucher cards in and buy a can of coke with the change on them.


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