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  # 2124701 13-Nov-2018 12:50
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My daughter decided at bed time last night she wanted to "cut daddys hair". I got a rinse and shampoo, but what made me LOL was the fact that when it came time to cut my hair, the "scissors" went "BOING, BOING BOING". 

 

I can't wait to find out if my Barber can get a pair in his shop that do the same thing. I think the sound improved the quality of the cut!

 

 


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Dingbatt: Which one? I want a project that will make me smile.

 

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  # 2125077 13-Nov-2018 21:48
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This:

 

 

 






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  # 2125503 14-Nov-2018 11:48
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Ordering something from Amazon and paying the cheapest/longest delivery-time courier cost - only to have the package turn up just outside the timing of the most expensive/quickest option. smile


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  # 2125520 14-Nov-2018 12:05
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eracode:

 

Ordering something from Amazon and paying the cheapest/longest delivery-time courier cost - only to have the package turn up just outside the timing of the most expensive/quickest option. smile

 

 

That often happens. I bought a partial replacement cover for a Harmony One and was given a choice between expensive new and pristine, less expensive slightly used, and very cheap battered and bruised. I chose the latter. It arrived new and pristine.

 

 





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  # 2126570 14-Nov-2018 14:04
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Rikkitic:

 

eracode:

 

Ordering something from Amazon and paying the cheapest/longest delivery-time courier cost - only to have the package turn up just outside the timing of the most expensive/quickest option. smile

 

 

That often happens. I bought a partial replacement cover for a Harmony One and was given a choice between expensive new and pristine, less expensive slightly used, and very cheap battered and bruised. I chose the latter. It arrived new and pristine.

 

 

 

 

That is worth knowing - but I guess you can't bank on that happening.


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  # 2126987 15-Nov-2018 09:41
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Ordered my new passport at 11am (non-urgent application).  It was waiting for me at work at 8am the next day.





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  # 2126988 15-Nov-2018 09:45
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MikeAqua:

 

Ordered my new passport at 11am (non-urgent application).  It was waiting for me at work at 8am the next day.

 

 

The Passport people ARE very good.


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  # 2126989 15-Nov-2018 09:46
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MikeAqua:

 

Ordered my new passport at 11am (non-urgent application).  It was waiting for me at work at 8am the next day.

 

 

 

 

smile, I had the same efficiency few months ago , from renewal online to receiving within 24hrs 


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MikeAqua:

 

Ordered my new passport at 11am (non-urgent application).  It was waiting for me at work at 8am the next day.

 

 

 

 

When I got citizenship, my father was gravely (and, it eventually transpired, fatally) ill in hospital.

 

My mother put me on notice that I may have to travel at the drop of a hat. My UK passport had expired and, since I was about to be eligible for a NZ one, I did not really want the hassle of replacing it.

 

 

 

I discussed this with the mayor, who promptly organised a one person citizenship ceremony in her office just for me rather than wait the several weeks until the scheduled one. That gave me the certificate and registration number required in order to apply for a NZ passport.

 

The next day, my wife took my completed form to Wellington and dropped it off. She collected the new passport at 4pm the same day - at no extra charge. Very impressive.

 

My renewal of that passport took a wee bit longer but was still only a week or so.






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  # 2127132 15-Nov-2018 12:16
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Geektastic:

MikeAqua:


Ordered my new passport at 11am (non-urgent application).  It was waiting for me at work at 8am the next day.



 


When I got citizenship, my father was gravely (and, it eventually transpired, fatally) ill in hospital.


My mother put me on notice that I may have to travel at the drop of a hat. My UK passport had expired and, since I was about to be eligible for a NZ one, I did not really want the hassle of replacing it.


 


I discussed this with the mayor, who promptly organised a one person citizenship ceremony in her office just for me rather than wait the several weeks until the scheduled one. That gave me the certificate and registration number required in order to apply for a NZ passport.


The next day, my wife took my completed form to Wellington and dropped it off. She collected the new passport at 4pm the same day - at no extra charge. Very impressive.


My renewal of that passport took a wee bit longer but was still only a week or so.



Pffft - that’s nothing - Ian Lees-Galloway would’ve done it for ya in an hour! 😁

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  # 2127198 15-Nov-2018 14:06
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Those beautiful words:

 

"We're sorry, all our operators are currently busy. If you'd like us to keep your place in the queue and call you back, please press 1."

 

Kudos to NIB, Contact Energy, IRD and everyone else that uses this brilliant, customer-centric approach.


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  # 2127249 15-Nov-2018 15:18
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That the guys from Independent Line Services here in Chch managed to change out the concrete power pole beside our driveway and replace it with a new wooden one, all live!

 

(Apparently the type of concrete one is prone to failure!)

 

No power outage at all!

 

Great teamwork, presentation of them and their vehicles, and completely cleaned up when finished.

 

Very good to see.

 

(I did phone their Head Office to say so to.)

 

 


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  # 2128148 16-Nov-2018 19:48
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Makerspace granted above my office :-)





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Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing after our local car race in March 2019... Which means tickets are under $100 for the race AND the concert!!!


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