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  #2481337 11-May-2020 15:58
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When people say they are sorry for my situation (whatever that may be). What do they have to be sorry about? Did they intend for something negative to happen to me? I know people genuinely mean well but it is such a weird (and I find it fairly patronising) thing to write.


I'm also a bit annoyed that I read what people write rather than what they mean, but that's a story for another day.



I think you are confusing "sorry I caused that" with "sorry you are suffering". 


I can be sorry for your situation because I care about you (or people in general), without having played any part in the cause of your suffering. 


 



Nope, not confused at all.

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  #2481338 11-May-2020 15:59
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When people say they are sorry for my situation (whatever that may be). What do they have to be sorry about? Did they intend for something negative to happen to me? I know people genuinely mean well but it is such a weird (and I find it fairly patronising) thing to write.


I'm also a bit annoyed that I read what people write rather than what they mean, but that's a story for another day.



Compassion is that uniquely human ability to experience the pain of another. Maybe those who say they are sorry are just trying to express compassion.


 



Sure. It still annoys me.

 
 
 
 


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  #2481345 11-May-2020 16:10
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Got recycling coming out of my ears, because they're not collecting it until level 2. My collection day is Wednesday so I'm going to have to wait another fortnight.

 

I actually predicted this, and of course it's still better than staying in level 3!


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  #2481348 11-May-2020 16:21
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@Behodar:

 

Got recycling coming out of my ears, because they're not collecting it until level 2. My collection day is Wednesday so I'm going to have to wait another fortnight.

 

 

Where are you based?





 

 

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  #2481350 11-May-2020 16:23
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Whakatane. Apparently you can physically take it to the recycling centre but I'm too lazy... so it's cluttering up a spare room downstairs instead.


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  #2481381 11-May-2020 17:10
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Behodar:

 

Whakatane. Apparently you can physically take it to the recycling centre but I'm too lazy... so it's cluttering up a spare room downstairs instead.

 

 

You've stuffed Whakatane into your spare room ? though it was a bit cosy round here.





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  #2481385 11-May-2020 17:13
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Behodar:

 

Got recycling coming out of my ears, because they're not collecting it until level 2. My collection day is Wednesday so I'm going to have to wait another fortnight.

 

I actually predicted this, and of course it's still better than staying in level 3!

 

 

 

 

Really, we haven't had any disruption to our recycling collection. The truck has come every second Monday at 7:20am just like clockwork before the lockdown.


 
 
 
 


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  #2481387 11-May-2020 17:17
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Briscoes 50% off everything*

 

 

 

* Online only

 

* Items that we have made available online only

 

 

 

I mean seriously?  Hold an online special but clear your online store of all non-applicable stock?  EG https://www.briscoes.co.nz/product/1074013/simon-gault-pre-seasoned-cast-iron-frypan-set-3-piece/ - they're removed the pricing and images.


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  #2481393 11-May-2020 17:18
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rb99: You've stuffed Whakatane into your spare room ? though it was a bit cosy round here.

 

 

You must be that cat that wandered in there yesterday! (That really happened).


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  #2481397 11-May-2020 17:24
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Briscoes 50% off everything*

 

 

 

* Online only

 

* Items that we have made available online only

 

 

 

I mean seriously?  Hold an online special but clear your online store of all non-applicable stock?  EG https://www.briscoes.co.nz/product/1074013/simon-gault-pre-seasoned-cast-iron-frypan-set-3-piece/ - they're removed the pricing and images.

 

 

No different to how they hide all the good stuff before the sales in store. Friends wife had a contact that worked in the junk mail industry so would go in ahead of the sale and hide the things she wanted to buy somewhere else in the store. Bit hard with a set of pots and pans but small things would go in the laundry hamper or bedding areas no problems.





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  #2481403 11-May-2020 17:31
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When websites have an address you can email, you email it, get an autoreply saying it's not a monitored email address and give you a long list of alternative contacts. 

 

Also the price of men's hair products!

 

 


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  #2481406 11-May-2020 17:40
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The way some Americans try to justify their gun laws.

 

 

 

(For context, this post was triggered by facebook showing me a clip of some kids trying to steal from a gunstore and I foolishly started reading the comments.)





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  #2481486 11-May-2020 20:20
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richms:

 

MadEngineer:

 

Briscoes 50% off everything*

 

 

 

* Online only

 

* Items that we have made available online only

 

 

 

I mean seriously?  Hold an online special but clear your online store of all non-applicable stock?  EG https://www.briscoes.co.nz/product/1074013/simon-gault-pre-seasoned-cast-iron-frypan-set-3-piece/ - they're removed the pricing and images.

 

 

No different to how they hide all the good stuff before the sales in store. Friends wife had a contact that worked in the junk mail industry so would go in ahead of the sale and hide the things she wanted to buy somewhere else in the store. Bit hard with a set of pots and pans but small things would go in the laundry hamper or bedding areas no problems.

 

Oh my that's perfect.  Crack up.


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  #2481495 11-May-2020 20:37
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The way some Americans try to justify their gun laws.

 

(For context, this post was triggered by facebook showing me a clip of some kids trying to steal from a gunstore and I foolishly started reading the comments.)

 

 

I got "triggered" by a related quiz question on Stuff website the other day.  IIRC the question was "how much did gun sales increase in the US after the US started locking down for the C-19 response".  I think the right answer was 73%.  They clearly don't know what the real enemy is.


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floydbloke:

 

The way some Americans try to justify their gun laws.

 

(For context, this post was triggered by facebook showing me a clip of some kids trying to steal from a gunstore and I foolishly started reading the comments.)

 

 

I got "triggered" by a related quiz question on Stuff website the other day.  IIRC the question was "how much did gun sales increase in the US after the US started locking down for the C-19 response".  I think the right answer was 73%.  They clearly don't know what the real enemy is.

 

 

I know I shouldn't have but I couldn't help myself.  One comment stated that some bloke had gone and out and bought himself a gun because of the pandemic so I responded sarcastically with: "Are you going to shoot the virus?"

 

Sure enough some womble responded with this:

 

 

That made me giggle





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