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  #2380303 23-Dec-2019 09:14
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Ge0rge: Free coffee for the local Harley Owner's Group?

 

Yea they all need a tune as well...


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  #2380315 23-Dec-2019 10:34
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mudguard:

 

Perhaps it's retribution from another noisy neighbour on Saturday night?

 

 

Yup... got cursed at one Saturday night after noise control came to their house.

 

Sunday morning, I decided, was the ideal time to remove the old hinge pins from my gateposts, adjacent to their section.. with my angle-grinder. Took ages. I was so glad I had good earmuffs.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2380340 23-Dec-2019 12:01
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Move to Germany, where mowing lawns is illegal on Sundays & public holidays.

(Am not sure what the penalty is.)




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  #2380347 23-Dec-2019 12:13
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1024kb: Move to Germany, where mowing lawns is illegal on Sundays & public holidays.

(Am not sure what the penalty is.)

 

But can you mow them at 2am on a weekday?


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  #2380353 23-Dec-2019 12:19
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Nope, 8am - 7pm Monday - Saturday. IIRC.




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  #2380355 23-Dec-2019 12:28
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1024kb: Move to Germany, where mowing lawns is illegal on Sundays & public holidays.

(Am not sure what the penalty is.)

 

And you can't drive a truck on the Autobahns on a Sunday either. Or in the outside lane at any other time. Bliss.


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  #2380361 23-Dec-2019 12:39
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Yeah, seems social evolution works in such a way that after we have fought for 40-hour work week & conquered that one, eventually we will have our leisure hours enshrined in law & protected as such too.

Certain activities are classed as work & this is banned during the hard-won leisure hours. This obviously ignores those who find lawn mowing carthatic & other such weirdos.




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  #2380363 23-Dec-2019 12:45
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msukiwi:

 

1024kb: Move to Germany, where mowing lawns is illegal on Sundays & public holidays.

(Am not sure what the penalty is.)

 

But can you mow them at 2am on a weekday?

 

 

Technically, you're not allowed to in the Socialist Republic of Nimbvarna Wellington either:

 

https://wellington.govt.nz/services/environment-and-waste/noise-control/construction-noise-in-residential-areas

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/6297238/Editorial-Noise-policy-enforces-weekend-idleness

 

I was building a deck once (public holiday, middle of the day). Mr Noise Control officer stopped by and told me that they had received a complaint and to stop or else they would seize the tools. In fairness, Mr Noise Control did have the grace to look pretty shame faced about the whole thing.


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  #2380368 23-Dec-2019 12:59
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mdf: Socialist Republic of Nimbvarna

 

Well, that there is something small that made me smile!


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  #2380369 23-Dec-2019 13:02
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mdf: Socialist Republic of Nimbvarna

Really folks? Getting construction noise under control before a civilised to me is not something to aspire to?





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  #2380375 23-Dec-2019 13:25
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mudguard:

 

jarledb:

 

Neighbours that insist on doing their noisy gardening on Sunday mornings.

 

 

Perhaps it's retribution from another noisy neighbour on Saturday night? I lived in a flat next to one that had loud Friday and Saturday gatherings. I used to get up and mow the lawn early. Always took awhile for the mower to warm up, would leave it idling while I boiled the kettle...

 



 

Some years ago our late-20’s single neighbour in a close cross-leased house frequently had mid-week deck-parties with loud music and loud voices. These would start about 11 pm and go into the mid small-hours. Personal requests and noise control didn’t really deter him.

 

At 6.00 am one morning after a Wed night party, I opened our garage door, which was below his bedroom, and turned on our internal vac (which makes a loudish high-pitched whining and roar), my circular saw, router (tool), belt-sander and electric planer and left them all running. Within a few minutes he arrived saying “What are you doing?”. I said I was trying to piss him off like he had been pissing me off at 3 am. He turned and left and I waited 15 minutes before turning everything off.

 

I don’t recall hearing another loud party but within a couple of months the house, owned by his wealthy parents’ family trust, was sold and he moved out.





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  #2380441 23-Dec-2019 14:01
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People. Again. 

 

 

 

I know it's the day before Festivus Eve and most people are on holiday now, but seriously - just try moving your feet or take your head out of your phone for a moment to allow me to continue to make progress on my lunch hour. 

 

 

 

 





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  #2380503 23-Dec-2019 15:48
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Handsomedan:

 

People. Again. 

 

I know it's the day before Festivus Eve and most people are on holiday now, but seriously - just try moving your feet or take your head out of your phone for a moment to allow me to continue to make progress on my lunch hour. 

 

 

What game are you playing?

 

Anyway, you posted at 2:01 pm. Lunch finished at 2pm.





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  #2380686 24-Dec-2019 08:22
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Inconsistency.

 

A few weeks ago, I used a promo code on a certain site. The code gave $x off a certain product. What you had to do was add the product to your order, then apply the code to get the discount.

 

Yesterday I ordered a different product with a different code (same site). I added the product to my order, applied the code... and got a confirmation email with two of the item listed (with the second at full price). It seems that this week's code "auto-buys" the product! Why can't these things be consistent?


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  #2380696 24-Dec-2019 08:38
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Having to brake to enter the motorway from a long on-ramp, where I have gotten myself safely up to the motorway speed, knowing the motorway is free and flowing - only to be effectively halted in my tracks by an idiot that refuses to budge over 80kmh (or less) as I get to the motorway...I then slip in behind after a braking manoeuvre and as I slip into the next lane (indicating like a good boy) the damn fool just swerves into the middle lane blocking me (without indicating)....

 

 

 

 

 

GGGAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

 

 

 

Merry Festivus





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