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  # 1471348 14-Jan-2016 21:21
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michaelmurfy:
DaveB: Health and Safety Gone Mad

This just about sums it up

And do't get me started on Political Correctness


That one time I was a H&S officer at a "large telecommunications company" in a retail store of some sorts I had to print off a poison label for the methylated spirits bottle as per the request of the OSH officer to also state it wasn't grape juice. I wish I was kidding...

I turned around to the OSH officer and said "Everyone in the store is over 20 years of age, do you really think anyone would be that retarded to mistake methylated spirits for grape juice and consume enough to actually go blind or die from it?" her response was "yes, I do, please label it".

I couldn't even...

I also had to start wearing a hard hat every time I went up a small step ladder to get stock from the shelves. They've turned mad.

In NZ?

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# 1471349 14-Jan-2016 21:22
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michaelmurfy: I turned around to the OSH officer and said "Everyone in the store is over 20 years of age, do you really think anyone would be that retarded to mistake methylated spirits for grape juice and consume enough to actually go blind or die from it?" her response was "yes, I do, please label it".

I couldn't even...


People who say "I can't (couldn't) even..." without saying WHAT.







 
 
 
 


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  # 1471356 14-Jan-2016 21:25
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Those Nissan vehicles with tail lights with the mild strobe effect. Not sure if it is just Leaf or one or two others.

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  # 1471360 14-Jan-2016 21:30
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People who prefix sentences with unnecessary disclaimers. 

eg,those who say...

"To be honest..."  -- l then assume that unless they prefix with this then they must be lying. 

Or, 

"No offence but...."  - then go ahead to cause offense ha ha. 




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  # 1471363 14-Jan-2016 21:34
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This is not a small one really. The massive lack of courtesy from NZ drivers, who never, ever let anyone out of a junction when doing so would cost them nothing.





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  # 1471367 14-Jan-2016 21:35
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DarthKermit: When some rich prick with a Ferrari parks in the middle of two parking spaces at the supermarket because he doesn't want anyone knocking his expensive toy.

This actually happened; I saw it at a local New World a few months back.


I'd do that too, given the very common lack of consideration exhibited in car parks. I left a note on some MF's car  a while ago that said "Thanks for parking so close. Next time I'll bring a can opener."





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  # 1471370 14-Jan-2016 21:38
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richms:
tchart: Having to pay $44 for a trailer WOF at VTNZ. Seriously WTF, its one axle with few moving parts.


Get a new rego for it and its 3 years till the next wof ;)


Yes that one got me too - trailers in the UK don't have WOF tests and they use the same number plate as the towing vehicle. Simpler.

That said, I have seen some scarily cheapskate POS trailers on our roads here, so I am glad they get a WOF...!





 
 
 
 


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  # 1471372 14-Jan-2016 21:40
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Geektastic: Not sure if this is small but...I have to take medication. Most of it I will have to take every day, forever, and will soon cease to be if I do not.

Why, then, must I pay a doctor to issue a repeat prescription every 3 months?!


Because some people don't need to take long term medicine forever, and the change required to differentiate means someone will likely get missed.  

Also gives you an opportunity to raise any other concerns you otherwise might not. 


It gives me an opportunity to spend another $50...!

It's not too hard to decide which people need their meds long term and put them on a 12 month regime, for example, instead of a 3 month one.





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  # 1471373 14-Jan-2016 21:40
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Geektastic:
Yes that one got me too - trailers in the UK don't have WOF tests and they use the same number plate as the towing vehicle. Simpler.

That said, I have seen some scarily cheapskate POS trailers on our roads here, so I am glad they get a WOF...!


So how does that work when you have more than one car? Mind you, UK number plates all look counterfeit like someones just stuck some hardware store vinyl numbers on a random piece of lexan.




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  # 1471375 14-Jan-2016 21:41
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Geektastic:

It gives me an opportunity to spend another $50...!

It's not too hard to decide which people need their meds long term and put them on a 12 month regime, for example, instead of a 3 month one.


Perhaps they think 3 months is optimistic and are surprised each time you go back?




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  # 1471378 14-Jan-2016 21:45
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gzt:
michaelmurfy:
DaveB: Health and Safety Gone Mad

This just about sums it up

And do't get me started on Political Correctness


That one time I was a H&S officer at a "large telecommunications company" in a retail store of some sorts I had to print off a poison label for the methylated spirits bottle as per the request of the OSH officer to also state it wasn't grape juice. I wish I was kidding...

I turned around to the OSH officer and said "Everyone in the store is over 20 years of age, do you really think anyone would be that retarded to mistake methylated spirits for grape juice and consume enough to actually go blind or die from it?" her response was "yes, I do, please label it".

I couldn't even...

I also had to start wearing a hard hat every time I went up a small step ladder to get stock from the shelves. They've turned mad.

In NZ?


Christchurch in-fact!

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michaelmurfy: I turned around to the OSH officer and said "Everyone in the store is over 20 years of age, do you really think anyone would be that retarded to mistake methylated spirits for grape juice and consume enough to actually go blind or die from it?" her response was "yes, I do, please label it".

I couldn't even...


People who say "I can't (couldn't) even..." without saying WHAT.



Fair call! Been dealing with Dell Support today (not quite small annoying but a large annoyance) so brain = fried by bad CSR's...

In-fact speaking of which - another "small" annoyance is when companies have shockingly bad overseas call centres with terrible quality VoIP lines forcing you to repeat everything at-least 3 times...




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  # 1471379 14-Jan-2016 21:45
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Handsomedan: People that don't like kids.

They are small humans.

Were you never a kid?



What on earth does whether you were one have to do with whether you like them or not?!

I can't see the point of them. Too noisy for starters - and of little practical purpose I can discern.

And as for "if no one had them the human race would end" - I say so what if it does?





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  # 1471381 14-Jan-2016 21:47
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richms:
Geektastic:

It gives me an opportunity to spend another $50...!

It's not too hard to decide which people need their meds long term and put them on a 12 month regime, for example, instead of a 3 month one.


Perhaps they think 3 months is optimistic and are surprised each time you go back?


Ha! I used to think that for a while after the surgery too!





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  # 1471384 14-Jan-2016 21:49
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Did I mention impatient HSV drivers? Small and annoying..

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  # 1471389 14-Jan-2016 21:53
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Geektastic:
Yes that one got me too - trailers in the UK don't have WOF tests and they use the same number plate as the towing vehicle. Simpler.

That said, I have seen some scarily cheapskate POS trailers on our roads here, so I am glad they get a WOF...!


So how does that work when you have more than one car? Mind you, UK number plates all look counterfeit like someones just stuck some hardware store vinyl numbers on a random piece of lexan.


You just have more than one plate...!

They may look like that, but trust me they aren't. The numbers are actually embedded in the plastic on a very reflective 3M backing. Really really long ago, they were individual 3D plastic letters screwed onto metal plates.

Plates are often stolen for cloning because they tightened up on getting new ones (e.g. they find your grey Vauxhall Astra, nick your plates and put them on a stolen car the same make and colour to commit a crime or sell on) so a number of plate suppliers now use a kind of plate designed to shatter into small bits if anyone tries to remove it.





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