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Old Mar 14th 2018, 1:52 am
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 2:14 am
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And in a similar vein to above.... If HAL9000 was Alexa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JepK...ature=youtu.be
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by Souvy
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?
Years ago I walked out of Sainsbury’s without paying for a large bottle of fabric conditioner. My daughter was sat in the trolley and I’d put it down the side where she was sitting. I didn’t notice until I lifted her out when I got to my car. I took it back to customers service...the staff laughed at me for going back into the store. I was so relieved I hadn’t been stopped as I was walking out of the store for ‘stealing’ it.

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
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.
I would return it to your local store...it’s the right thing to do.
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
Years ago I walked out of Sainsbury’s without paying for a large bottle of fabric conditioner.

My daughter was sat in the trolley and I’d put it down the side where she was sitting. I didn’t notice until I lifted her out when I got to my car. I took it back to customers service...the staff laughed at me for going back into the store.

I was so relieved I hadn’t been stopped as I was walking out of the store for ‘stealing’ it.
imagine though if it had been a bottle of your favourite plonk - would you still have returned it?
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
I would return it to your local store...it’s the right thing to do.
Doubtless I'll eventually do that - after one has been installed (in case its damaged or missing parts) and when I pick a time at my local Costco when the return line is short.
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
...Costco when the return line is short.
When I first stayed with the in-laws and saw those queues at Walmart, I just thought it was shoddy goods being returned. But it seems something else may be afoot.

Why are people returning things to Costco?
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 6:43 am
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When I first stayed with the in-laws and saw those queues at Walmart, I just thought it was shoddy goods being returned. But it seems something else may be afoot.

Why are people returning things to Costco?
Costco has a very good returns policy such that, some people, use something for a period of time and then return it for a full and no questions asked refund.
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 7:39 am
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Costco has a very good returns policy such that, some people, use something for a period of time and then return it for a full and no questions asked refund.
Sounds similarly dodgy to Walmart customers returning stuff then
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 8:02 am
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Not sure if it would have made a difference because of the passengers age, however it should not take a flight crew 10 mins to locate emergency equipment.

Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet plane raises queries about crew preparedness - Calgary - CBC News
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by not2old
imagine though if it had been a bottle of your favourite plonk - would you still have returned it?
Yup.
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
Yup.
Last Thanksgiving I got a turkey from a local farm - delicious. Then at the weekend after I was going to make a turkey, leek and ham pie to take to a friends house. I didn't want to use the ultra expensive turkey, so I went to the local supermarket the day after Thanksgiving to buy a half price organic turkey. It was only when I got home that I realised it hadn't been scanned, the guy at the checkout but it in a bag before scanning it and forgot!

I was thinking of taking it back, but then I remembered all the food I have brought from that store that I have had to throw out, often the next day, because it was rotten - they have cost me loads over the years. I even had a watermelon filled with mold when I cut it open a day after buying it! Seemed like Karma......
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Oh my

https://globalnews.ca/news/4083421/k...enjamin-glaze/

Where are the “Me too” people here ? Fire her now !! Guilty as charged
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Oh my
I can't believe I disabled my adblocker to watch that.


For clarification, he also added that he didn’t feel sexually harassed by Perry in the audition.
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Old Mar 14th 2018, 12:44 pm
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Lady gets annoyed a student driver is driving too slow.

Uses phone to take photos and then passes illegaly.

Calls police who review camera footage from the driving school video.

Issues fines to driver who called police.

Not the way the driver expected it to end.

She also missed her court date to contest fines. But she does live 3 hours from the court.

Whistler woman who called police to report slow driver handed nearly $500 in fines - British Columbia - CBC News


Why do people always assume people at home on a weekday during the day dont work?

Shift work. Hello. Not everyone is M to F 9 to 5.

Seen more then one comment today on FB.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Why do people always assume people at home on a weekday during the day dont work?
I've had people ask me where I work when I've seen them daytime in the week

But now that I think of it, not for a couple of years. Perhaps I now have the air of someone retired.
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