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Old Mar 12th 2018, 1:28 am
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...no matter how trivial...
Trivial? It's an outrage. What next, tea before milk?

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Old Mar 12th 2018, 8:08 am
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There are some days when you just have to complain about something.. no matter how trivial..
Lanhydrock National Trust cream tea advert sparks outrage - BBC News
In the war between Devon and Cornwall it's 'uge, Devon cream goes on first then jam, Cornwall it's the other way round, and never the twain shall meet, except for the photos in the NT brochure in question where an employee got the wrong ones for the illustration. It's so bad that a number of people have removed their subscription. NEVER get into an argument about the 'proper' way with either a Devonian or Cornwallian.
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Old Mar 13th 2018, 5:49 pm
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Note to Telus. Calling people daily is not a way to get new customers, it's annoying.

If this is true, I hope United Airlines fires the flight attendant in question. No acceptable reason why a dog or live animal should be placed in an overhead compartment.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trav...ad-compartment

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Old Mar 13th 2018, 5:57 pm
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In the war between Devon and Cornwall it's 'uge, Devon cream goes on first then jam, Cornwall it's the other way round, and never the twain shall meet, except for the photos in the NT brochure in question where an employee got the wrong ones for the illustration. It's so bad that a number of people have removed their subscription. NEVER get into an argument about the 'proper' way with either a Devonian or Cornwallian.
So do you put the brown chili sauce on the scone or do you put it on the plate and dunk them?
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Old Mar 13th 2018, 9:30 pm
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So do you put the brown chili sauce on the scone or do you put it on the plate and dunk them?
anyone doing that is certifiable.
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Old Mar 13th 2018, 10:46 pm
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So do you put the brown chili sauce on the scone or do you put it on the plate and dunk them?
Replaces baguette for beef dip, sure, what about scones and gravy?
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9...ource=vicefbus

An article written by someone with borderline for Mental Health week in Australia.

The comments left by people on the original FB shows stigma is alive and well still with regards to mental health.



After getting my pay stub for this weeks pay, not worth working an extra 13 hours and less days off.

Take home pay is not much different.

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My missus had a result yesterday. She'd ordered some aluminium backsplash tiles from an outfit in BC. They were expensive (about $600). They arrived by courier yesterday. On opening the box, she noticed that they were damaged. All in the same place (corner) so the box had been dropped. The damage wasn't major; I wouldn't have even noticed it.

She called the company, which offered a replacement or a refund. She opted for a refund, which happened in minutes. Upon asking if the company would send someone to collect the damaged tiles, she was told to throw them in the trash.

The upshot is that we have fully usable tiles that cost us nothing.

That's almost as good as the experience with Home Depot several years ago. Custom-made and installed window shutters. They look really nice, particularly because HD somehow forgot to ask us for any money.

Or the supermarket clerk that didn't spot a 48-pack of beer in the cart. I only realised when we got home and I looked at the receipt. How do you miss something that big?
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 12:11 pm
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My missus had a result yesterday. She'd ordered some aluminium backsplash tiles from an outfit in BC. They were expensive (about $600). They arrived by courier yesterday. On opening the box, she noticed that they were damaged. All in the same place (corner) so the box had been dropped. The damage wasn't major; I wouldn't have even noticed it.

She called the company, which offered a replacement or a refund. She opted for a refund, which happened in minutes. Upon asking if the company would send someone to collect the damaged tiles, she was told to throw them in the trash.

The upshot is that we have fully usable tiles that cost us nothing.

That's almost as good as the experience with Home Depot several years ago. Custom-made and installed window shutters. They look really nice, particularly because HD somehow forgot to ask us for any money.

Or the supermarket clerk that didn't spot a 48-pack of beer in the cart. I only realised when we got home and I looked at the receipt. How do you miss something that big?
I bought a kitchen faucet online from Costco. I got a nice message from UPS telling me it had been delivered but it hadn't. Advised Costco who sent me another. Then the neighbour came round and said "I have a package for you". Told Costco to cancel the replacement shipment but no response. So now have two faucets. One of which I *should* take back I suppose.
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 12:18 pm
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I bought a kitchen faucet online from Costco. I got a nice message from UPS telling me it had been delivered but it hadn't. Advised Costco who sent me another. Then the neighbour came round and said "I have a package for you". Told Costco to cancel the replacement shipment but no response. So now have two faucets. One of which I *should* take back I suppose.
Just stick it on Kijiji.

It says something about retailers that they are so quick to write-off things.
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Just stick it on Kijiji.

It says something about retailers that they are so quick to write-off things.
One imagines that they build a certain amount of loss into their cost models. Either that or margins are such that they can easily afford to!
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Just stick it on Kijiji.

It says something about retailers that they are so quick to write-off things.
I would take it back to Costco. HD, not so much.

I fear that we shall be buying backsplash tiles from the internet as we've run out of patience with driving to tile shops in Ontario only to find that, beyond the car park full of greige minivan/SUV things, they all offer the same greige tiles. In one shop there were even customers, from Scotland, choosing between grey and grey as if, asked next week, they'd be able to tell what they'd chosen.
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One imagines that they build a certain amount of loss into their cost models. Either that or margins are such that they can easily afford to!
Yup. It's the same with racks of plants outside Walmart, with nobody watching over them. They look nice. Walmart knows they will be nicked and the loss is built into the model.
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Yup. It's the same with racks of plants outside Walmart, with nobody watching over them. They look nice. Walmart knows they will be nicked and the loss is built into the model.
Stealing from WalMart is pretty shabby. People who do that deserve to have to live in a grey plastic box with a grey interior. Either a prison or a housing project.
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Stealing from WalMart is pretty shabby. People who do that deserve to have to live in a grey plastic box with a grey interior. Either a prison or a housing project.
Whereas WalMart simply rapes its suppliers. Its retail margins/markups are wafer-thin. The profit comes from the time lapse between buying stuff and then flogging it. It receives stuff and sells it long before it has to pay for it.

That is how large retailers make their money.
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