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  #2428901 28-Feb-2020 15:13
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Universal explanations that don't include me.

 

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  #2429199 29-Feb-2020 12:25
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Karlsson Big Flip clock in our kitchen on 29 February.

 

I remembered from 2016 that there was something you had to do, there's a compartment on the back to store a box with instructions and bits and pieces (year number tiles etc).  This morning when it read Sat 1 March, I decided it was time to take it off the wall and read the instructions - which were to do something yesterday.  So I flip it 11 months forward to February, flip date to 29, and of course after a few seconds later it flips over to 1 March again.

 

 I'm sure I'm destined to repeat this mistake in 2024.


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  #2429332 29-Feb-2020 16:34
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I was thinking today's date somehow was strange...

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People who book time in your calendar over existing bookings. 

 

  • I have one 30 minute appointment on Wednesday morning. I received a meeting invite over that time. The meeting will have 3 people in it. 
  • I have my Tuesday evening blocked out of my calendar as Out of Office. Other days are free. I received a meeting invite for 6pm with 15 hours notice. There will be 5 other people at that meeting. I work for an international company so there will be an occasional evening meeting, which is why I blocked out time for my after-hours commitments. 

 





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Shadowfoot:

 

People who book time in your calendar over existing bookings. 

 

  • I have one 30 minute appointment on Wednesday morning. I received a meeting invite over that time. The meeting will have 3 people in it. 
  • I have my Tuesday evening blocked out of my calendar as Out of Office. Other days are free. I received a meeting invite for 6pm with 15 hours notice. There will be 5 other people at that meeting. I work for an international company so there will be an occasional evening meeting, which is why I blocked out time for my after-hours commitments. 

 

Was talking with my friend about this behaviour yesterday.  We came to the conclusion that most people scheduling meetings do not bother using the scheduling assistant to actually check if people are free.  They just pick a time that suits them and go ahead with booking it.  My response to meetings clashing with my lunchtimes (blocked out in my calendar) is to just decline them.  They can either cope without me or figure out a time that suits.





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Blue Star Taxis in Christchurch whose management don't care about the multiple examples of dangerous driving by their drivers I have reported!

 

Latest example of one driving down the wrong side of the road at School out time (In a School Street) to jump the 100 metre queue!

 

(Street is barely 3 car widths wide)

 

What's worse is that anyone coming around the blind corner to turn into the street would have hit head on!

 

They even painted a centre line for 20 metres at the corner to highlight "Keep Left"!

 

NO promised call back, hours later! (Yet again!)

 

No wonder Uber and the likes are around if supposed professional drivers behave like this!

 

(And the Police don't care either - maybe because they didn't catch it speeding!)


 
 
 
 


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  #2431657 3-Mar-2020 10:36
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Tried to hire a skip to empty out accumulated junk from the house.

 

 

 

"We deliver on Fridays"

 

 

 

"Great. Presumably you just leave it there until it's full and I call for you to take it?"

 

"No. You get it for a week."

 

"Why would you want to empty it when it is not full? Can't you simply leave it on site?"

 

"No. We would have to take it regardless and leave another one for the next week at $495 like the first one."

 

"But that just wastes a trip to take a potentially half full bin?"

 

"That's the way it is."

 

 

 

Climate change anyone?






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  #2431662 3-Mar-2020 10:42
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You should be able to book extra days? At least with green gorilla you can, but they need the skip back to take somewhere else. If they just left it there till you were done with it they cant rent it to other people. A week should be enough, if not get a smaller one and do it twice.





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richms:

 

A week should be enough, if not get a smaller one and do it twice.

 

 

I'm with @geektastic on this one.

 

Simple pricing model

 

  • One-off delivery,pickup and dump fee:  $xxxx
  • Rental: $yyyy per week

How hard is that?





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  #2431671 3-Mar-2020 10:53
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floydbloke:

 

richms:

 

A week should be enough, if not get a smaller one and do it twice.

 

 

I'm with @geektastic on this one.

 

Simple pricing model

 

  • One-off delivery,pickup and dump fee:  $xxxx
  • Rental: $yyyy per week

How hard is that?

 

 

 

 

Sending a probably old, averagely maintained diesel chugger to do a 65km round trip from Masterton to take a partially empty bin, regardless of its size, is hardly sensible - especially when the company name includes the word "Environmental"!






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  #2431672 3-Mar-2020 10:55
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Green Gorilla (I believe they're only in Auckland?) do rather good bags that you can hang on to until you're ready for it to be collected, at a fraction of the cost of a bin of the same size (3 cubic metres, 1 tonne). Perhaps Flexibin is available where @Geektastic resides? 

 

The bins seemed to be geared for businesses that don't care about the cost as they can pass the cost to someone else (building sites etc).





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You go to a restaurant and everyone get a menu but only there is only one drinks list per table (maybe two if it's a big group).  Is it that difficult to have more drinks lists.  Especially with so many wines being available by the glass now.





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  #2432010 3-Mar-2020 18:11
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I was just complaining about the pervasiveness of Americanisms (not here on GZ) but probably undermined my own argument by accidentally using American-style double quotes instead of British-style singles. I can't edit it now that I've posted it!


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  #2432018 3-Mar-2020 18:28
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Who would notice, except you?

 

 





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