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Old Nov 16th 2019, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
My nan died. The last thing she said to me was doubt everything, be kind to people and don't get fat.
Warmest condolences.
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 1:38 am
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My condolences as well.
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
My nan died. The last thing she said to me was doubt everything, be kind to people and don't get fat.
Sorry to hear this Oink. What an absolute character your nan sounds, her advice was wonderful!
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 2:01 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
My nan died. The last thing she said to me was doubt everything, be kind to people and don't get fat.

Sorry to hear that Oink.
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 4:25 am
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 6:29 am
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Sorry to hear Oink.

Originally Posted by Oink
My nan died. The last thing she said to me was doubt everything, be kind to people and don't get fat.
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 6:52 am
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
My nan died. The last thing she said to me was doubt everything, be kind to people and don't get fat.
Oh Oink. I'm so sorry to read that.
She remains the best of Nans , that's for sure.

Do her proud then and keep skinny.
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 10:47 am
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Oink ,,,,,, I'm sorry to hear about your Nan. My condolences to you and the rest of your family.
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Amazon seems to be getting more wasteful. I ordered some household supplies, 6 items in total, the labels all indicate they originated at the same fulfillment center, they were all delivered by the same person. Amazon sent each item in its own box, 6 boxes for 6 items.

Chapters Indigo is doing the same sort of thing.

I ordered 6 books and 2 other items a couple of weeks ago, qualified for free shipping.

They arrived in 6 separate packages ............... 1 arrived one day, 3 arrived 2 days later, and then 2 the next day. Only 1 came in a box, the others were in cardboard folded to fit. The postie just left them between the screen door and the front door, only rang the bell for the last one which was 1 box and a cardboard packed one.

OH answered the door bell for that last one. Saw an envelope inside the house that had come through the mail slit ............ VERY unusual that happens. So he picked up the letter, told me he didn't know why the postie had rung because there was nothing special about the letter.

It wasn't until we went out almost an hour later that I found the 2 packages, which WERE the reason she'd rung the bell.


The Bay still uses extra large pocket bubble wrap strips for items that come in boxes, but not for ones that they send in thick plastic bags. As items of clothing are not likely to get damaged, I can only assume that the strips are used to fill space.
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Old Nov 16th 2019, 4:26 pm
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I guess for these companies they go with the most efficient method for them.



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Chapters Indigo is doing the same sort of thing.

I ordered 6 books and 2 other items a couple of weeks ago, qualified for free shipping.

They arrived in 6 separate packages ............... 1 arrived one day, 3 arrived 2 days later, and then 2 the next day. Only 1 came in a box, the others were in cardboard folded to fit. The postie just left them between the screen door and the front door, only rang the bell for the last one which was 1 box and a cardboard packed one.

OH answered the door bell for that last one. Saw an envelope inside the house that had come through the mail slit ............ VERY unusual that happens. So he picked up the letter, told me he didn't know why the postie had rung because there was nothing special about the letter.

It wasn't until we went out almost an hour later that I found the 2 packages, which WERE the reason she'd rung the bell.


The Bay still uses extra large pocket bubble wrap strips for items that come in boxes, but not for ones that they send in thick plastic bags. As items of clothing are not likely to get damaged, I can only assume that the strips are used to fill space.
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Old Nov 17th 2019, 3:27 pm
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Would be so fun to do what this guy can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msL5...79MEm2jyqh60JI
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Old Nov 18th 2019, 6:54 am
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The title CRA used in their job posting on indeed, amused me....

"Don’t miss your opportunity to join the CRA and help provide world-class service to Canadian Taxpayers."

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Old Nov 18th 2019, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
The title CRA used in their job posting on indeed, amused me....

"Don’t miss your opportunity to join the CRA and help provide world-class service to Canadian Taxpayers."
Apart from the child benefit fiasco experienced by a few they're pretty good aren't they?
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Old Nov 18th 2019, 9:31 am
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Legendary Canadian bartender's dying wish was for toes to garnish cocktails
‘Captain Dick’ Stevenson requested all 10 of his toes be donated for use in the ‘sour toe’ whiskey cocktail he invented.
The drink consists of a mummified human toe at the bottom of a whiskey shot, and patrons at the hotel must let the tip of the toe touch their lips in order to qualify as having successfully consumed the cocktail.
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