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Old Jan 22nd 2016, 10:18 pm
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7 sheep each?
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"The same goes for wearing pyjamas in public places. Don't judge. We're just casual as.

Not all of us, thank you very much !!
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I was visiting a colleague at a different place of work yesterday. She said when they have 24/7 opening people sometimes come in wearing pyjamas if working there all night. First I've heard it over here and my immediate thought was they must have been *freezing* getting to and from the place.
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I was visiting a colleague at a different place of work yesterday. She said when they have 24/7 opening people sometimes come in wearing pyjamas if working there all night. First I've heard it over here and my immediate thought was they must have been *freezing* getting to and from the place.
And the school run !!

Darlington head teacher tells parents to 'wash and get dressed' - BBC News

"Ms Chisholm said the final straw came when parents wore pyjamas to the Christmas show and to recent parents' evenings."

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In New Zealand when a new counter is opened by checkout staff a LIFO (last in is first out) system applies to the queue whereas players from the UK will be used to a FIFO (first in is first out) arrangement. It's important you don't play by the wrong rules or people will think you some sort of weirdo.
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If you get bibbed for sitting daydreaming at a red traffic light for far longer than is acceptable after the light has changed to green - don't worry, one should simply stick one's arm out of the window and provide a two fingered salute to apologise for your tardiness.
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If you think that someone is leaning dangerously far out of a car window you should shout the warning "Pull ya neck in".
They will thank you effusively in the appropriate manner.
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If you get bibbed for sitting daydreaming at a red traffic light for far longer than is acceptable after the light has changed to green - don't worry, one should simply stick one's arm out of the window and provide a two fingered salute to apologise for your tardiness.
I'm reminded of the US expression "a New York minute", which means "a fraction of a second" - reckoned to be the period between when a traffic light turns green and the first toot of a horn from a car behind you.
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If you get bibbed for sitting daydreaming at a red traffic light for far longer than is acceptable after the light has changed to green - don't worry, one should simply stick one's arm out of the window and provide a two fingered salute to apologise for your tardiness.
It would be helpful if they didn't have the Formula 1 Grand Prix method of traffic light signals. It's a highly pressurized environment out on the streets of Auckland.
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Yes we definitely could make better use of the amber light so that everyone has a few seconds to prepare themselves to go on the B of the bang .... on your marks, get set the light's about to go green.
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In New Zealand when a new counter is opened by checkout staff a LIFO (last in is first out) system applies to the queue whereas players from the UK will be used to a FIFO (first in is first out) arrangement. It's important you don't play by the wrong rules or people will think you some sort of weirdo.
Haha I feel guilty for the death stare I gave someone in the Warehouse the other day now. I love New Zealand but I do miss a good queue.
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