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  #2533511 3-Aug-2020 08:49
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Federation referees that get paid to officiate but don't stay current with changes to the Laws of the Game. 

 

Happy to be paid, love being officious (it's always these ones), but won't ever look at the Laws to see what updates there have been over the last few years. 

 

As a ref myself, I stay current and even have the IFAB app on my phone for quick reference if needed. 

 

I'm also happy to be proven wrong, as that is a learning experience. 

 

 

 

These same refs are often the ones that make it about them and not the players...stop start games that don't flow and bleed all the enjoyment out of it. 





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  #2533548 3-Aug-2020 09:30
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Electrical extension leads that have a, presumably, safety flange projecting from the socket end - which means a lot of plugs and adapters won’t fit into the socket - so you need to dig out a box cutter and remove the flange.





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  #2533563 3-Aug-2020 10:00
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networkn:

 

People who feel it's ok to swear or otherwise abuse people who are doing their jobs when there are equally less crappy ways to deal with it, like, I don't know, hang up? 

 

 

Ha, last year I was in HN talking to a staff member about a laptop that needed repair. 

 

But afterwards, a manager approached me and told me not to swear at their staff. Blindsided me, as the discussion was pretty mundane and there were no issues.

 

The manager was so convinced, he called the staff member over, who backed me up.  

 

Manager apologised profusely and shuffled off, probably rather embarrassed. 

 

 


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  #2533567 3-Aug-2020 10:03
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surfisup1000:

 

networkn:

 

People who feel it's ok to swear or otherwise abuse people who are doing their jobs when there are equally less crappy ways to deal with it, like, I don't know, hang up? 

 

 

Ha, last year I was in HN talking to a staff member about a laptop that needed repair. 

 

But afterwards, a manager approached me and told me not to swear at their staff. Blindsided me, as the discussion was pretty mundane and there were no issues.

 

The manager was so convinced, he called the staff member over, who backed me up.  

 

Manager apologised profusely and shuffled off, probably rather embarrassed. 

 

 

 

 

This wasn't that.

 

 


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  #2533571 3-Aug-2020 10:14
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networkn:

 

This wasn't that.

 

 

I know, but the manager thought it was. 

 

 


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  #2533575 3-Aug-2020 10:32
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networkn:

 

People who feel it's ok to swear or otherwise abuse people who are doing their jobs when there are equally less crappy ways to deal with it, like, I don't know, hang up? 

 

 

 

 

There are appropriate times to swear, and inappropriate times.

 

https://www.marketing.org.nz/Services/Do_Not_Call

 

Call me on the numbers I've taken the effort to list as "do not call" - and you'll possibly get an ear-full.  Call it "three strikes".  The first answer is no, the second answer is no - please do not ever call me back, the third and final answer for not listening to previous replies won't pass the GZ bad language filter - but was 100% deserved.

 

"Doing your job" isn't an excuse for appalling behaviour and lack of manners and respect for people you're calling.  If you're working for morons who are giving you instructions to "put your foot in the door" to deal with people telling you very clearly "no" - and you're an easily offended snowflake, you're in the wrong job.

 

 

 

 


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  #2534079 3-Aug-2020 21:28
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I annoyed myself through being too damned impatient.

 

Blown driver in a speaker, I phone the NZ distributor on Sat assuming they wouldn't have a replacement in stock, leaving a message that I didn't expect them to move fast on, mulled over it yesterday (Sunday) and ordered one from the US. 9:00am this morning local distributor calls to say they've got one in stock in NZ, price was actually the same as US price & freight & GST. 

 

I am stupid.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2534089 3-Aug-2020 21:43
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... not knowing the part of what I said got a +1

 

 

 


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  #2534092 3-Aug-2020 21:49
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I often don't agree with you, but I don't think you are stupid. It was a plus 1 for "I've been there".

 

 


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  #2534098 3-Aug-2020 22:06
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networkn:

 

I often don't agree with you, but I don't think you are stupid. It was a plus 1 for "I've been there".

 

 

I was kidding.  We disagree on some things, I'm reasonably confident we'd get on fine IRL.


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Fred99:

 

networkn:

 

I often don't agree with you, but I don't think you are stupid. It was a plus 1 for "I've been there".

 

 

I was kidding.  We disagree on some things, I'm reasonably confident we'd get on fine IRL.

 

 

Like a house on fire....

 

Flames, screaming, people running for cover.... :-p





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  #2534242 4-Aug-2020 08:56
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geoffwnz:

 

Like a house on fire....

 

Flames, screaming, people running for cover.... :-p

 

 

Ah...you listen to Death Metal too...





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  #2534308 4-Aug-2020 10:41
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The fact that I STILL get this from Air NZ when trying to check my flight credits

 

 

 

"We are holding your booking in credit and are working on functionality to enable you to rebook online. If you urgently need to use your credit please call us."

 

 

 

instead of it actually telling me how much money I have in credit for the booking in question.






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  #2534451 4-Aug-2020 11:53
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That my kitten keeps licking me in the face. Also makes me smile.

 

 





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  #2534463 4-Aug-2020 12:13
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Geektastic:

 

The fact that I STILL get this from Air NZ when trying to check my flight credits

 

"We are holding your booking in credit and are working on functionality to enable you to rebook online. If you urgently need to use your credit please call us."

 

instead of it actually telling me how much money I have in credit for the booking in question.

 

 

Not to discount your frustration, but it is a complex situation, particular if it was international bookings due to how taxes and levies are applied.





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