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  # 2341246 21-Oct-2019 10:40
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The HR department has already sent out emails saying "if you're sick stay home."

Also the bosses have repeated the same thing in team meetings multiple times.

Confronting someone who's an adult, an a parent, about basic hygiene and etiquette is always hard.

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  # 2341267 21-Oct-2019 11:24
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Of course it is. So is getting ill, having to take time off work, passing it on to your own children. 

 

 





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  # 2341290 21-Oct-2019 11:50
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kingdragonfly: The HR department has already sent out emails saying "if you're sick stay home."

Also the bosses have repeated the same thing in team meetings multiple times.

Confronting someone who's an adult, an a parent, about basic hygiene and etiquette is always hard.

 

Get passive/aggressive - ostentatiously put on a face mask anytime she comes near...

 


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  # 2341409 21-Oct-2019 15:23
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That no shops in NZ cater for a 32/33 arm length (82cm) in business shirts. It's all 86/90.

 

The shirts that do have a shorter arm length have a collar that would choke a pencil to death.

 

Even brands I know do this, like Van Heusen, you can only get these sizes from their US Stores!

 

 


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  # 2341417 21-Oct-2019 15:36
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networkn:

 

That no shops in NZ cater for a 32/33 arm length (82cm) in business shirts. It's all 86/90.

 

The shirts that do have a shorter arm length have a collar that would choke a pencil to death.

 

Even brands I know do this, like Van Heusen, you can only get these sizes from their US Stores!

 

 

 

 

You got a thick neck and short arms - just like your avatar?

 

:-)


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  # 2341420 21-Oct-2019 15:46
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Apparently, Tyransauras Rex Arms :)

 

I haven't bought shirts in NZ for YEARS, I always buy heaps when I am in the US as they are cheap, have a great selection of sizes. I have the same issue with Jeans. They carry everything but my size here, but in the US, every store carries it. I know it's a population thing, but retailers here can't complain about importing if thats the case. 

 

I found some fantastic shirts at Smith and Caugheys, they were $230 each! Sleeves were still a bit longer than I'd like.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2341427 21-Oct-2019 15:58
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At those prices you should just have your shirts tailored. I know some ladies above the market in Chiang Mai who do good work.

 

 





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  # 2341435 21-Oct-2019 16:30
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networkn:

 

That no shops in NZ cater for a 32/33 arm length (82cm) in business shirts. It's all 86/90.

 

The shirts that do have a shorter arm length have a collar that would choke a pencil to death.

 

Even brands I know do this, like Van Heusen, you can only get these sizes from their US Stores!

 

 

 



 

Just as well you didn’t want to be a policeman. 😀





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  # 2341520 21-Oct-2019 21:31
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networkn:

 

Apparently, Tyransauras Rex Arms :)

 

I haven't bought shirts in NZ for YEARS, I always buy heaps when I am in the US as they are cheap, have a great selection of sizes. I have the same issue with Jeans. They carry everything but my size here, but in the US, every store carries it. I know it's a population thing, but retailers here can't complain about importing if thats the case. 

 

I found some fantastic shirts at Smith and Caugheys, they were $230 each! Sleeves were still a bit longer than I'd like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is why the Lord invented bespoke shirtmakers, my son...






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  # 2341521 21-Oct-2019 21:36
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I've never been impressed with shirts I've had made by a tailor.

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  # 2341556 22-Oct-2019 07:31
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Cruising on a highway, that's about 1/4 capacity, then coming to an abrupt stop

Always annoying when driving on a highway, that not full:traffic waves, stop waves, ghost jams, traffic shocks...

I know what triggered it. Two highways plus one major thoroughfare merge and split within 1/2 KM. Plus people exiting on the thoroughfare and remerging 200 meters down, to attempt to cut in front.

So inevitably some idiot will be in the passing lane, and force their way through several lanes of traffic to get on an off-ramp, forcing the car behind him to slow, followed by the next car, ...

https://phys.org/news/2007-12-traffic-mystery-mathematicians.html

Traffic jam mystery solved by mathematicians

Mathematicians from the University of Exeter have solved the mystery of traffic jams by developing a model to show how major delays occur on our roads, with no apparent cause. Many traffic jams leave drivers baffled as they finally reach the end of a tail-back to find no visible cause for their delay.

Now, a team of mathematicians ... have found the answer and published their findings in leading academic journal Proceedings of the Royal Society.

The team developed a mathematical model to show the impact of unexpected events such as a lorry pulling out of its lane on a dual carriageway. Their model revealed that slowing down below a critical speed when reacting to such an event, a driver would force the car behind to slow down further and the next car back to reduce its speed further still.

The result of this is that several miles back, cars would finally grind to a halt, with drivers oblivious to the reason for their delay. The model predicts that this is a very typical scenario on a busy highway (above 15 vehicles per km). The jam moves backwards through the traffic creating a so-called ‘backward travelling wave’, which drivers may encounter many miles upstream, several minutes after it was triggered.
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  # 2341558 22-Oct-2019 07:35
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I'm glad we have mathematicians to tell us what is fairly obvious if you've ever observed queues at traffic lights...


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  # 2341740 22-Oct-2019 12:38
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kingdragonfly:

Now, a team of mathematicians ... have found the answer and published their findings in leading academic journal Proceedings of the Royal Society.

 

"Now" being 12 years ago.

 

And, as others note, surely this was well-known even before then. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon...

 

 


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  # 2341867 22-Oct-2019 14:51
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  # 2342000 22-Oct-2019 18:49
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Good video.

If I got a good view of the road, I try to brake when I see the the fourth car in front of me braking.

I keep my foot on the brake longer and gentler than needed mainly so I don't get rear ended.

I read an article about the big difference between young drivers and older drivers. A big one is young driver tend to only look at the car in front of them and older people look much farther ahead in traffic.

Another annoying thing about driving in heavy highway traffic is I see a lot of Kiwis seemingly getting angry when it rains, and driving even more aggressively than usual.

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