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  Reply # 1626049 8-Sep-2016 20:52
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Tradespersons who say they will turn up and never show.




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  Reply # 1627054 10-Sep-2016 16:55
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Why must Westpac snail mail me every three months with a document that tells me that my paid-off loan has $0.00 owing?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1627055 10-Sep-2016 17:03
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Microsoft Updates that break their own programs!


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Countdown supermarket staff offering some type of in-store raffle ticket at the check-out or self check-out... I just tell them I never buy raffle tickets.


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  Reply # 1627216 11-Sep-2016 01:46
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Youtube videos that lack a thumbnail preview along the slider bar. Maybe there's some technical reason why some have it and some don't?

 

Anyway, it's a MAJOR first world problem! tongue-out


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  Reply # 1627291 11-Sep-2016 10:18
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People that post off-topic gibberish in forums. I posted a phone question and got a response about car ignitions (not on Geekzone!).

 

 

 

 

Likewise, numpties who respond to your Trade Me adverts for something you're asking $1000 for with things like "Will you accept $200, a rusty Ford Cortina with no WOF and some magic beans?"






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  Reply # 1627334 11-Sep-2016 10:57
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Countdown supermarket staff offering some type of in-store raffle ticket at the check-out or self check-out... I just tell them I never buy raffle tickets.

 

 

Supermarket staff who ask how your day was, then go on to ask if you've planned anything for the evening, if you watching the game, do you have anything planned for Sunday. I'm there to transact the buying of groceries. It's not a social event.





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  Reply # 1627336 11-Sep-2016 10:59
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MikeB4: Tradespersons who say they will turn up and never show.

 

I feel your pain. I bet they didn't call either.





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  Reply # 1627337 11-Sep-2016 11:01
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Geektastic:

 

Behodar:

 

People that post off-topic gibberish in forums. I posted a phone question and got a response about car ignitions (not on Geekzone!).

 

 

 

 

Likewise, numpties who respond to your Trade Me adverts for something you're asking $1000 for with things like "Will you accept $200, a rusty Ford Cortina with no WOF and some magic beans?"

 

 

 

 

Listing says Pick Ups only. Potential buyer asks how much to ship to the other end of the country

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1627339 11-Sep-2016 11:09
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Finch:

 

Geektastic:

 

Behodar:

 

People that post off-topic gibberish in forums. I posted a phone question and got a response about car ignitions (not on Geekzone!).

 

 

 

 

Likewise, numpties who respond to your Trade Me adverts for something you're asking $1000 for with things like "Will you accept $200, a rusty Ford Cortina with no WOF and some magic beans?"

 

 

 

 

Listing says Pick Ups only. Potential buyer asks how much to ship to the other end of the country

 

 

 

Facepalm

 

 

... and then abuse you when you politely say no - after resisting the temptation to say " can't you effin' read?"


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  Reply # 1627340 11-Sep-2016 11:11
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The 67 billion tiny rocks in my garden that I always manage to kneel on when I am doing the weeding, resulting in nasty indentations, bruising, and some fairly spectacular bad language. 





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  Reply # 1627341 11-Sep-2016 11:14
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Geektastic:

 

Behodar:

 

People that post off-topic gibberish in forums. I posted a phone question and got a response about car ignitions (not on Geekzone!).

 

 

 

 

Likewise, numpties who respond to your Trade Me adverts for something you're asking $1000 for with things like "Will you accept $200, a rusty Ford Cortina with no WOF and some magic beans?"

 

 

Sorry about that. embarassed Can I sweeten the deal with a packet of condoms that expired in 1990, a mint condition video tape of Bill Cosby's Leonard Part 6 and a signed copy of Lance Armstrong's autobiography?


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The recent overuse of the word 'conversation' by politicians and spin doctors, it seems to be the new buzz word. Eg NZ needs to have Conversation about the NZ housing crisis.

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  Reply # 1627405 11-Sep-2016 14:17
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Also overused in IT as in "Businesses need to have a conversation about digital transformation"




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  Reply # 1627489 11-Sep-2016 16:50
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Buzzword Bingo is what's needed.  The buzzword crap isn't limited to politicians and spin doctors.  The bright young things from assorted business consultancy forms are full of it.


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