Re: Things I Hate.

Postby mudlover/hater on Mon 17/Aug/15 5:20pm

Yeah, I feel pretty spoilt to get out for one weekend ride a week (the grom's only 8weeks old), generally being out for a couple of hours... makes being a 10min drive/20min ride from the trailhead pretty bloody sweeeet. :cool:

We're fortunate that a lot of our friends took the plunge into parenthood before us so we have quite few opportunities for 'socialising' which most often means talking about babies....

I'm enjoying being a dad but, seeing as this is the Things I Hate thread, am ignoring the c*nts warning me that grom might not like riding... WTF. :hmmm:
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby catmannz on Wed 19/Aug/15 8:44am

Not really a hate thing but ....

I saw a couple of guys heading into town out of Makara just after 6.30 this morning. Great work on the front lights, they were lit up like Xmas trees. Not so great with the lack of rear lights. I couldn't see them until I was right behind them.

I commute that road a lot on a bike and, while most drivers are ok, there are a few that are a bloody nightmare and will pass way too close. If they can't see you, odds are they will hit you.
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby Wobbler on Wed 19/Aug/15 9:38am

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political ... on-promise

so the money from the asset sales was supposed to go to schools etc

a bunch of it is going to invest in banks in asia

"And actually that's a very good thing to do because that collective capital will be used to build our infrastructure projects right across the Asia region actually of which New Zealand companies may well also get an opportunity to participate in.

"The capital is used to support those projects and one day it'll probably be returned to New Zealand taxpayers."


nob end
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby scatter on Mon 24/Aug/15 12:17pm

PPR

"describe what was achieved and the leadership skills/behaviours that were critical for success"

Pfft, bugger off :hmmm:
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby Bigfoot on Tue 25/Aug/15 2:33am

scatter wrote:PPR

"describe what was achieved and the leadership skills/behaviours that were critical for success"

Pfft, bugger off :hmmm:


I had to do a three hour online security training course that was all written in that sort of BS language... just guessed on the exam and passed
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby Farm on Tue 25/Aug/15 8:15am

scatter wrote:PPR

"describe what was achieved and the leadership skills/behaviours that were critical for success"

Pfft, bugger off :hmmm:

Just vomit in every buzzword and meaningless catch phrase you can.
I've made quite the sport out of regurgitating this nonsense at my work.
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby dwgknz on Tue 25/Aug/15 7:31pm

Price gouging car servicers.

Took wife's car in for servicing today. Get a call two hours later about the air and pollen filters. Car is 18 months old and they are due at two years but guy has had them out, cleaned them out and reckons they need replacing. Ask how much they are and get quoted $215. Ask how much of that's filters and how much is labour, $130+gst for the filters the rest labour. Say nah just put the old ones back but give me a quote for the filters.

It's beyond me when I'm paying a fixed price for a service why they think I'd be happy paying an extra $65 to put a new pollen filter in when they have to do exactly the same amount of work to put the old one back in!

Cracked me up though when I picked it up, an old fella pulled in the yard in some special edition Ferrari worth $800,000. They had a guy down specially from the Auckland dealership to do them all apparently. Anyway dude jumps out of his car, carrying a box of chocolate calci-yum milk. I mean if I had $800,000 lying around I'd buy a $790,0000 Ferrari and drink decent chocolate milk,
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby slidecontrol on Tue 25/Aug/15 8:18pm

Farm wrote:Just vomit in every buzzword and meaningless catch phrase you can.
I've made quite the sport out of regurgitating this nonsense at my work.


careful, you'll get promoted with that sort of carry-on.
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 29/Aug/15 6:32pm

The superglue phlegm lurg :( on the prednisone and the psuedo after a course of antibugs....
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby 13daza on Sat 29/Aug/15 10:01pm

As a mechanic I have to occasionally check pollen filters in cars mostly because they never got changed get blocked up and the a/c stops blowing air, I hate doing it they usually look and smell like the inside of the lungs from a pack a day smoker who died a week ago (especially if the car gets driven in heavy traffic). some have really wild looking fungal growths going on and I imagine that there's probably a fair population of germs and viruses having a party there as well . :paranoid:
All in all its pretty gross what we breathe in every day ,its just as well some of us can afford cars with filters to protect our precious lungs from this obnoxious crud

I have never had a pollen filter that's taken more than a few minutes to change ,in fact the majority require less than a minute or two at most so $65 labour to fit seems a bit steep.In fact Id be surprised if my boss would even charge the labour for fitting one he usually just sells em the filter (of course making his 35%) and we chuck it in.
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby mudguard on Fri 11/Sep/15 2:30pm

Aluminum nipples. Like dominoes, one by one. And this one just before the weekend again. To be fair they've held up pretty well, but this is first set of machine built wheels I've owned. I've never broken a spoke, nipple or rim on anything hand made.
Broke me Nip.jpg
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby Velocipedestrian on Fri 11/Sep/15 2:40pm

Don't let Dougal see that Enduro, he'll froth over.



And yes, aluminium nipples are shit, rotational weight is a thing, but FFS.
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby AgrAde on Fri 11/Sep/15 3:01pm

Yeah. I'm a major wheel weight weenie but those things can gtfo.
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby Wobbler on Fri 11/Sep/15 3:02pm

Fuck them right in the bum bum
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby mudguard on Fri 11/Sep/15 3:18pm

Well I've successfully replaced it. Managed to keep the sealant too. I have some brass nipples (actually they look like steel) nipples lying around.
So no doubt there will be another breakage post Sunday ride. So I'll get them all done during the week.
Dougal is well aware of my Enduro fetish. Though I'm doing better. Only three now.
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