Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | ... | 400
11474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3680

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1531227 12-Apr-2016 23:25
Send private message quote this post

Accor Hotels. I use them often when travelling around the world. Their online booking system recently decided it needed to know the nationality of the person booking.

 

The system remembers my loyalty card number, my name, my address and my phone number. It is incapable of remembering my nationality, something which in 99.9% of cases is not going to change. So every time, all the fields are complete but one, which I have to manually use the drop down bar to complete.

 

Grrr.






65 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1531349 13-Apr-2016 08:50
Send private message quote this post

Something small that annoys me......Intolerance


Glurp
7573 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3541

Subscriber

  Reply # 1531351 13-Apr-2016 08:53
Send private message quote this post

That's not small.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


786 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 78

Trusted

  Reply # 1531354 13-Apr-2016 08:59
Send private message quote this post

1) People who stand right in the middle of a door way

 

2) Know-it-alls ( no room to learn because they just know it all, arguing isn't even worth the time )

 

3) People who stand in front of the dam tv!!!!!!!!!

 

3) untidy (everything)

 

4) drivers who are too cool to use their dam indicators.

 

5) Shopping Centre's, queues , people :)

 

Cud go on for daes! ( this ones for the spelling bee's ) :)





4539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1822


  Reply # 1531372 13-Apr-2016 09:48
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Car spam - the rubbish people stick under your windshield wiper.





Mike

Glurp
7573 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3541

Subscriber

  Reply # 1532497 13-Apr-2016 12:31
Send private message quote this post

I’m not sure if this qualifies as a small annoyance, or even as an annoyance. I would be interested to know what others think.

 

Today I went shopping in town. A paralympic charity was conducting a collection campaign. This is a worthy cause and I have no trouble supporting it, but I was rather put off by the way they were going about it, with collectors at tables in front of every shop actively encountering people. It made me uncomfortable and I found it annoying. I do have charities I support. I carefully select them after researching their work and overheads. I normally never respond to cold calling or street collectors, though this time I was caught off-guard and, as I said, I don’t object to the cause.

 

So am I entitled to feel annoyed? I’m honestly not sure. I did feel ambushed and I resented that. The collectors were well-orchestrated, like a WWII bombing campaign. I have no doubt they will bring in a lot of money. I know good causes struggle these days, so maybe this kind of thing is necessary, but I didn’t like it. So is my reaction over the top? I would like to know.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


145 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1532504 13-Apr-2016 12:39
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

I’m not sure if this qualifies as a small annoyance, or even as an annoyance. I would be interested to know what others think.

 

Today I went shopping in town. A paralympic charity was conducting a collection campaign. This is a worthy cause and I have no trouble supporting it, but I was rather put off by the way they were going about it, with collectors at tables in front of every shop actively encountering people. It made me uncomfortable and I found it annoying. I do have charities I support. I carefully select them after researching their work and overheads. I normally never respond to cold calling or street collectors, though this time I was caught off-guard and, as I said, I don’t object to the cause.

 

So am I entitled to feel annoyed? I’m honestly not sure. I did feel ambushed and I resented that. The collectors were well-orchestrated, like a WWII bombing campaign. I have no doubt they will bring in a lot of money. I know good causes struggle these days, so maybe this kind of thing is necessary, but I didn’t like it. So is my reaction over the top? I would like to know.

 

 

 

 

If you want to make a contribution - make one direct to the charity.

 

Any donation you make to collectors in malls are unlikely to be to volunteers and from my experience in Australia, approx 2-5% of your donation will make it to that charity.

 

The rest is paid to a company that leases space, hires staff (often students) and even with only 2-5% going to the charity - they still get more than if these companies were not used to collect for them.

 

Same for texting donations - Charities only get a small cut

 

Yes, be annoyed


Hmm, what to write...
984 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 492

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1532506 13-Apr-2016 12:40
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

"..actively encountering people.."

 

 

 

 

Really, I call it "getting in my face", and it really annoys me.

 

 





Matthew


3641 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1164


  Reply # 1532519 13-Apr-2016 13:03
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

 

 

So am I entitled to feel annoyed? I’m honestly not sure. I did feel ambushed and I resented that. The collectors were well-orchestrated, like a WWII bombing campaign. I have no doubt they will bring in a lot of money. I know good causes struggle these days, so maybe this kind of thing is necessary, but I didn’t like it. So is my reaction over the top? I would like to know.

 

 

 

There is a term for these people, charity muggers, or chuggers. 

 

Some charities absorb most of their donations in administration fees (ie, the collectors get the cash). You don't know when they approach you on the street like this. 

 

I just donate to red cross . At least you can trust your money goes to where needed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1725 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 342

Trusted

  Reply # 1532609 13-Apr-2016 15:39
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

So am I entitled to feel annoyed? I’m honestly not sure. I did feel ambushed and I resented that. The collectors were well-orchestrated, like a WWII bombing campaign. I have no doubt they will bring in a lot of money. I know good causes struggle these days, so maybe this kind of thing is necessary, but I didn’t like it. So is my reaction over the top? I would like to know.

 

 

 

 

Chuggers are everywhere  - outside petrol station doors, streets, etc. Even if you donate to one of the collectors, you'll get chugged at the next stop for the same charity.

 

Avoid eye contact, and if you relent and catch their eye, just a firm, No thanks. Eventually, the feeling of annoyance will disappear if you do this often enough.

 

I prefer sausage sizzles for the local fundraisers - at least I get something for my coin :-)





My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


BDFL - Memuneh
60800 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11675

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1532613 13-Apr-2016 15:49
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

My policy is to not donate on the street, not donate over the phone and not answer surveys over the phone either. "No, thanks" and don't get on my way.





Glurp
7573 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3541

Subscriber

  Reply # 1532627 13-Apr-2016 16:15
Send private message quote this post

SepticSceptic:

 

Rikkitic:

 

So am I entitled to feel annoyed? I’m honestly not sure. I did feel ambushed and I resented that. The collectors were well-orchestrated, like a WWII bombing campaign. I have no doubt they will bring in a lot of money. I know good causes struggle these days, so maybe this kind of thing is necessary, but I didn’t like it. So is my reaction over the top? I would like to know.

 

 

 

 

Chuggers are everywhere  - outside petrol station doors, streets, etc. Even if you donate to one of the collectors, you'll get chugged at the next stop for the same charity.

 

Avoid eye contact, and if you relent and catch their eye, just a firm, No thanks. Eventually, the feeling of annoyance will disappear if you do this often enough.

 

I prefer sausage sizzles for the local fundraisers - at least I get something for my coin :-)

 

 

Unfortunately I have yet to see a vegetarian sausage sizzle. I will definitely try one of those, though.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


Talk DIrtY to me
4310 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2305

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1532631 13-Apr-2016 16:35
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

 

 

Unfortunately I have yet to see a vegetarian sausage sizzle. I will definitely try one of those, though.

 

 

That's easy: just ask them to hold the sausage but give you plenty of onions.


Webhead
2022 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 645

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1532632 13-Apr-2016 16:36
Send private message quote this post

BinaryLimited:

 

1) People who stand right in the middle of a door way

 

2) Know-it-alls ( no room to learn because they just know it all, arguing isn't even worth the time )

 

3) People who stand in front of the dam tv!!!!!!!!!

 

3) untidy (everything)

 

 

People who can't count ;) BTW: Don't understand the "standing in front of the TV", is that really a thing? ;)

 

 

4) drivers who are too cool to use their dam indicators.

 

 

I am not sure what pisses me off the most: People who don't use their indicator, or people who start indicating AS they are breaking AND turning.

 

 





Glurp
7573 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3541

Subscriber

  Reply # 1532634 13-Apr-2016 16:42
Send private message quote this post

How about those who indicate left entering a roundabout, then again to exit?

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


1 | ... | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | ... | 400
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.