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Old Sep 30th 2011, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Bob View Post
Products or services that aren't available in your area.

Baseboard heat, they're shit, why are they everywhere? And because of them, can't fit the stupid cabinet into the bathroom any more...Arse.

Top loading washing machines, how crap are they? And what is the point of that knobbish safety switch that stops the machine working if the lid is open? Well that switch has fallen off the washing machine, so it won't work. Cocktastic.

Doors that don't shut properly.

Public bogs where you can see someone taking a shit.

Power adaptors that are so chunky that they take up at least two spots on a power strip.

US plug sockets.

24/7 Customer service, only to find they actually mean 9-5pm and at other times you'll get a even less helpful automated menu that results in you hanging up in anger even sooner than advertised.
While I agree with you on just about everything there, I'd really just like to point out that 'cocktastic' may become my new favourite adjective.
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Old Sep 30th 2011, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Bob View Post
Products or services that aren't available in your area.

Baseboard heat, they're shit, why are they everywhere? And because of them, can't fit the stupid cabinet into the bathroom any more...Arse.

Top loading washing machines, how crap are they? And what is the point of that knobbish safety switch that stops the machine working if the lid is open? Well that switch has fallen off the washing machine, so it won't work. Cocktastic.

Doors that don't shut properly.

Public bogs where you can see someone taking a shit.

Power adaptors that are so chunky that they take up at least two spots on a power strip.

US plug sockets.

24/7 Customer service, only to find they actually mean 9-5pm and at other times you'll get a even less helpful automated menu that results in you hanging up in anger even sooner than advertised.
Top loading washing machines and the power adaptors, definately.
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Old Sep 30th 2011, 8:55 pm
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Did I mention people that post made-up stories on the internet to make themselves look big and clever?
How many times have you done that Les?
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Old Sep 30th 2011, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by paranoidandroid View Post
Top loading washing machines and the power adaptors, definately.
I hate top loading washing machines. Used one for 2 years when we first came here...couldn't wait to see the back of it. Now I've got one in the condo we've just bought...it's living on borrowed time.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
I hate top loading washing machines. Used one for 2 years when we first came here...couldn't wait to see the back of it. Now I've got one in the condo we've just bought...it's living on borrowed time.
I do prefer the front loaders myself but we only got to use those at the laundrette here. Our house came with a toploader so we have to make do for now, although the dryer is front-loading.

Those bloody hooks though - what is the point in them? I swear it takes a good two or three minutes after the final spin cycle before I can get the bloody thing open, which really messes up my speed-laundry sessions on weekends.

B'stards.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
While I agree with you on just about everything there, I'd really just like to point out that 'cocktastic' may become my new favourite adjective.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
I hate top loading washing machines. Used one for 2 years when we first came here...couldn't wait to see the back of it. Now I've got one in the condo we've just bought...it's living on borrowed time.
Oooooh get you ! I've... we've, well I suppose white goods are your domain
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Old Oct 1st 2011, 12:55 pm
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Whining kids....It's got to stop...I'm looking at you little bobette...

One of us might not make the day at this rate, especially as I'm feeling rougher than a Bangkok ladyboys arsehole right now.
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Whining kids....It's got to stop...I'm looking at you little bobette...

One of us might not make the day at this rate, especially as I'm feeling rougher than a Bangkok ladyboys arsehole right now.
Oh no, feel better Bob. How are you liking your new place?
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Elmo! Hate him/her bloody annoying stupid ******.
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Elmo! Hate him/her bloody annoying stupid ******.
He's not real Totally agree though.
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Oh no, feel better Bob. How are you liking your new place?
It's not to bad, the landlord needs to fix the washing machine though, but everything else seems good so far and the little one loves playing in the garden


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Elmo! Hate him/her bloody annoying stupid ******.
I agree...and add Dora, the hora...and Spongebob while we're at it, the syphilis ridden bit of knob cheese.
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Old Oct 2nd 2011, 4:49 pm
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How many times have you done that Les?
Erm, gee, I dunno Lorn. How many times is NEVER?
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Old Oct 2nd 2011, 5:02 pm
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Top loading washing machines, how crap are they?
Originally Posted by paranoidandroid View Post
Top loading washing machines
Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
I hate top loading washing machines.
Whats going on? What is the mysterious evil of a top loader? Should I be afraid when doing the washing?
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I'm wondering also about top loading washers lol! It's beats having to do your back in loading the machine. I kind of miss the cozy hum of the washing machine in your kitchen though...
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