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  # 2159874 12-Jan-2019 22:38
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I know what you're saying, just it's a lot of money (for me). I think I'll start making a list of companies that still send letters and see if they can send it electronically or to another address. I would get stuff sent to my home address but the mailbox on my street isn't overly secure, unfortunately.


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  # 2160070 13-Jan-2019 11:32
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$170 would go a long way towards replacing your mailbox. Add a good padlock. No more on going expense. I'm happy to no longer have the annual expense of a PO Box, or the need to head in to town to empty it!




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  # 2160084 13-Jan-2019 12:05
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Good idea, but that's for when I own my own place. While I'm renting I probably wouldn't do it.


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  # 2160088 13-Jan-2019 12:14
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Based on what I have seen around here, if you put a lock on your mailbox they just try harder to get into it and ruin it more.

 

Also doesn't help with parcels which is about 95% of what goes thru my PO Box.

 

For a while I was returning anything that was posted to me after scanning it, I printed some stickers telling the sender that it could have been an email. Many got the message but some like GEM visa still insist on posting things. If you change your limit they will even post a letter to the physical address which I complained about the first time it happened but they seem to thing its some legal requirement or some BS.





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  # 2160098 13-Jan-2019 12:21
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pchs:

 

Bunning's checkouts - extremely slow and inefficient POS systems. also the security check and old fashioned stamping of the receipt at the door is somewhat archaic. 

 

 

How would you think they would stop someone coming in and picking up the same items and presenting the same receipt to the door guy for a second go around getting the same things?





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  # 2160180 13-Jan-2019 14:20
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Idiots who install a High Powered Wireless Outdoor Repeater on their chimney, (In a residential neighbourhood) AND NOT SECURED - ie: Totally open to anyone!

 

Geez, wireless around here is cluttered to begin with!

 

Hope they are on an unlimited plan!

 

(Their ISP doesn't deserve any "bill shock" media grief!)


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  # 2160466 13-Jan-2019 19:37
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Reading an article with "cubical" instead of "cubicle" or an IT person writing "Principle" instead of "Principal". A bit like "calender" instead of "calendar"...





 
 
 
 


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  # 2160546 13-Jan-2019 20:30
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Or "there" instead of "their", "your" instead of "you're"...and so forth...irritates me too.


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  # 2160765 14-Jan-2019 10:16
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Subway having little or no fresh bread when you visit before 0900. Their slogan, after all, is variations on ‘fresh’, e.g. ‘eat fresh’ or ‘my kind of fresh’ not ‘eat yesterday’s bread’, or ‘eat kind of fresh’. The staff also have the gall to complain that they’d need to come in too early to ensure there is fresh bread on opening. I can’t see a career as a baker suiting Subway staff then.

While I’m sticking it to Subway; don’t ask me if I want extra bacon or avocado. In order to want extra I’d need to have asked for some in the first place. In fact, what Subway proclaims as ‘bacon’ is to actual bacon as Sizlers are to actual sausages. I’m sure they’re treading a very fine line by calling it bacon.

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  # 2160784 14-Jan-2019 10:50
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People using "speaker" mode on their phone in public places. 

 

I've had 2 in the last week, in a cafe and a queue at a wildlife park*. 

 

They usually get the hint when I get closer and start speaking loudly..

 

Something along the lines of "what sort rude f***ng pr**k would use f****ng speaker phone in a public effing place"... loud enough for the person on the other end of the phone to hear me and say something. 

 

(*there were no kids around, I was lining up to pay for something). 

 

You should be allowed to disphone such people and destroy the offending handset in return for a cash reward. Likewise people who walk along playing music on their phone over the speaker... 

 

Yesterday I was at Dawson Falls, 900 metres up on Mt Taranaki and at the base of the falls was a group of people with a bluetooth speaker blaring away while they sat and sunbathed on the rocks. Talk about destroying the peace and solitude of a National Park...


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  # 2160799 14-Jan-2019 11:03
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Jetskis, or more specifically those riding them who think it is cool/clever to roar around in circles close to anchored boats in what would otherwise be a nice sheltered spot for a swim and lunch stop

 

Anyone who thinks petrol is too expensive needs to witness these idiots mindlessly burning it just to create noise and nuisance


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This may (or may not) seem odd, but I am increasingly annoyed by the preponderance of video and audio links on news and information sites. I have long been annoyed by amateur 'instruction' YouTube videos, but this is also increasingly taking over sites like CNN and RNZ. I am comfortable using computers and playing media files if I have to and they have a legitimate place, but I grew up in the 1950s and I grew up reading newspapers and magazines. That is how I like to receive my information. I don't want to have to listen to podcasts or watch videos. They appeal to different parts of the brain, or in some cases, no brain at all. I prefer to read. I enjoy reading. I absorb information better through reading. I can skim and skip over the boring parts, or the stuff I already know, when reading. But increasingly, items that interest me are not presented in written form at all. If I want the information, I have to endure droning voices and coughs and splutters and all the other white noise that goes with non-written communications. This really annoys me.

 

 





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  # 2161551 15-Jan-2019 14:07
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Rikkitic:

 

This may (or may not) seem odd, but I am increasingly annoyed by the preponderance of video and audio links on news and information sites. I have long been annoyed by amateur 'instruction' YouTube videos, but this is also increasingly taking over sites like CNN and RNZ. I am comfortable using computers and playing media files if I have to and they have a legitimate place, but I grew up in the 1950s and I grew up reading newspapers and magazines. That is how I like to receive my information. I don't want to have to listen to podcasts or watch videos. They appeal to different parts of the brain, or in some cases, no brain at all. I prefer to read. I enjoy reading. I absorb information better through reading. I can skim and skip over the boring parts, or the stuff I already know, when reading. But increasingly, items that interest me are not presented in written form at all. If I want the information, I have to endure droning voices and coughs and splutters and all the other white noise that goes with non-written communications. This really annoys me.

 

 

 

 

Which is interesting, because whilst I have no time for junk instructional video's, I am a visual person. If I can watch someone do something, I'll get it much faster (usually) than reading the concept in a book. I suspect over time, more people have become accustomed to the visual learning method hence it's increasing prevalance. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2161552 15-Jan-2019 14:08
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That is interesting. Maybe it has to do with what you grew up with. I guess different people's brains work in different ways.

 

 





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  # 2161553 15-Jan-2019 14:10
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Having parcels "signed for by 3457", which is slightly better than the parcel apparently signed for by me and delivered 24 hours after it was "delivered".





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