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What p*sses me off thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ruby6689, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Finally got sick of my six month old phone and bought a new Samsung. $270 that I didn't want to spend.

    I cannot understand how people like buying a new phone. I'd rather go to the dentist!
     
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  2. grumble

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    Are these like the paper wasps Grant, my brother was a electrical inspector and they had a spray can which sent a stream for about 20 feet and knocked them out of the air, off the wall and straight to the fires of hell if it hit them. I think Bunnings sell a similar one.
     
  3. cbus

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    CFC carb cleaner used to do the same.:cool:

    A hit on a big Qld cockroach in flight and it would immediately dive at 45 degrees.
    Hit the ground dead.
    Not much else that will do that. :D

    And European wasps are mongrels.
    Same attitude as paper wasps but love human food . Especially sugar drink cans.
    About the size of queen italian bee.
     
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  4. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    New phone woke me up at 4.30. I think it has something to do with Google Play wanting to be registered. What's a Google Play?

    Remember when mobile phones were to make life easier.:(
     
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  5. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    I have to turn my phone off at night time. Too many things that decided to wake me up in the middle of the night!
    By the way - 'Google Play' is what you use to download and install apps. (The equivalent of the iPhone 'App Store').
     
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  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Just saw a car full of millennials with a flat tyre calling the NRMA.

    The future doesn't look good.
     
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  7. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I have never "apped". I interneted on a phone in the shop on Thursday for the first time ever.

    Pairing phone to the cars. What a pita!

    Subaru instructions are disgusting, but then the VW says "Turn ignition on". I don't have a ******* key! After an hour I worked out that if you try to start it in gear it will turn the ignition on.
     
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  8. grumble

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    Turn the privacy setting on and set a time in saying that i don't know how to do it my son does all of that crap, I just tell him what I want.
    The Nissan bluetooth isn't real good either almost indecipherable after you find your stereo system in the manual which involves reading almost the whole bloody thing only to find Australia isn't in it. What a sh t fight that is not necessary.
     
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  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The folks across the road.......
    Proudly secured a new, crooked, 2 digit house number on their front fence this weekend.
    Every time I look out the front, all I want to do is go fix it !
    Aaaargghh....the pitfalls of being a Virgo.....:rolleyes:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Mark....just go & fix it so it stops troubling you;). I am so with you on the way 'off level' upsets me:mad:. You could be seen to be neighbourly whilst saving yourself daily angst for years to come:rolleyes:.
    From another Virgo;).
    Or give me their address & I'll drive down & fix it for you:oops:.
    Cheers
     
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  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    OCD Virgo
     
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  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Yeah:). Nothing wrong with that. You know what it's like Wayne:rolleyes:. Wrong star sign tho for you...at least us perfectionists have our star sign as an excuse:p.
    Cheers
     
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  13. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I am a bit anal about that. I concreted in a pole mounted cast aluminium letterbox and made sure that it was perfectly level. It was so level that the top continually had 2mm of water over the complete surface.

    The wife was happy when some vandals tried to move it and put it off level. They didn't move it much as I used a full bag of concrete to secure it. You can never build things too strong!
     
  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not just a virgo thing ;)
     
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  15. cbus

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    Had some hoons run over my letterbox a couple of times.
    Last fix was 1.5m of 4x4 Ironbark concreted with a wide hole . 1m of pole in ground .
    Piddly looking stick as a trace to letterbox.
    They should rip out sump next time they try.
    Been there a few yrs now :D
     
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  16. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Shouldn't have had your numbers on crooked Col ;)
     
  17. Alpal

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    European bees sting once. European wasps can sting again and again. Bloody hurt too!
     
  18. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Be fair.
    There were 3 of them.
    straight wasn't going to happen :D
     
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  19. TeeBee

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    This made me laugh. :) Many years ago, my Dad did something similar. Hoons used to drive all over the nature strip, flattening plants and ripping it up badly. My Dad got a solid steel pole, buried it in the ground with just enough sticking out the top. He even put a little plant in front for camouflage. It did rip out the hoons' sump and they never came back. :D
     
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  20. drivesafe

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    Mad me laugh to and brought back memories.
    I was living in a small country town out west and a group of mates got together most Friday nights.
    One of the mates was a cocky’s son and lived out of town on their property.
    Main Roads had just started replacing the old timber white marker posts on the side of the road, with new plastic ones.
    The mate would drive home half cut every Friday night, in dad’s Buick and got into the habit of running down all the plastic marker posts.
    One Friday he shows up in mum’s car. Dad’s was in being repaired. It seems the Main Roads guys got fed up with continually replacing the same plastic markers and put up a batch of new plastic markers and one concrete one.
    The mate didn’t run down anymore markers.
     
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