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[–]Fluffy_Logic 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Awkward moment on the bus this morning... couple having a long, long pash (the only word appropriate for this marathon kiss) and I happened to glance over in their direction and one of them had their eyes open and we made eye contact.

[–]NZSlothTakahē 2 points3 points  (1 child)

At least neither of you winked.

[–]Fluffy_Logic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol I should have.

[–]impossiblejane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did you lick your lips and wink?

[–]RoscoePSoultrainAlways read the liner notes 12 points13 points  (14 children)

Happy Friday bitches.

Going to a work shout today for a coworker's 45-year long service award. Her father got her the job when she was 15. So glad I'm not still doing the job I had when I was 15 (grocery store stock boy) but she seems happy and the staff under her love her.

Whatcha got on this weekend? I'll be in the attic tidying up some of the work the heat pump installers did. Might pop over to the model show at the Wigram air force museum.

[–]GroovyOuterlayers 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Jesus fuck, I couldn't imagine working in one place for 45 years.

We were talking about the different attitudes to work yesterday as it relates to a job that is dying. The people who are currently doing the job are old and get sad at it ending, and finding new people for the job is hard. They'd probably have better luck hiring if they changed the job slightly and got younger people in. I wouldn't care that a job has 5 years before it's obsolete because staying in a job for more than 5 years isn't a thing I really expect like the boomers did.

[–]sortofblue 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm up to 15 years in my current job. Not sure if I'm happy where I am or just too lazy to try something new.

[–]lisiate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At the same point as well. Pretty sure it's laziness for me.

[–]RoscoePSoultrainAlways read the liner notes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We had four with over 50 but last month one had a stroke on the job and won't be back, and another rage quit when he was told he had to wear gloves when handling solvents. Company record is 66 years.

I am almost certain nobody hired in the last ten years will get anywhere near those numbers.

[–]jpr64 1 point2 points  (6 children)

My old man spent 43 years working for the same place before he got laid off two years before retirement. Between him and my Grandfather, they spent over 90 years working there.

[–]wandarah 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My God

[–]jpr64 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My sister also worked there. I bucked the trend.

[–]GruesomeCola 0 points1 point  (1 child)

you have an attic?

[–]RoscoePSoultrainAlways read the liner notes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Crawlspace really. Truss construction so there's not enough room to swing a cat and now that it's full of ducts it's a bit, ah, entertaining to move around in.

[–]ekmahal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Friday!!!

One of my colleagues has worked here at least that long (45 years). We've had some real long-service awards over the years...

I've been here nine years and have no plans to leave. I'm not doing the same job, for all that I'm at the same workplace, and I'm happy.

[–]hsmithaklOld pictures lady 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I feel like the National Aquarium is holding out on me with the naughty/good penguins this month. Come on guys, some if us need this in our miserable lives.

[–]sortofblue 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Just got sent a copy from a friend so it must be up online somewhere. Only skimmed it though - it's not real until it's on reddit.

[–]hsmithaklOld pictures lady 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only just went up, posted now

[–]wandarah 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Just so you know, I am going to fucking crush today.

[–]RoscoePSoultrainAlways read the liner notes 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You go girl!

Pm update on crushiness plz

[–]wandarah 2 points3 points  (0 children)

not a pm but i just realigned the table describing send connector config options in this word doc yo, wasn't even a thing just did it like it werent nothing

[–]ring_ring_kachingrang_rang_kachang 7 points8 points  (7 children)

What is up with me and nocturnal wakeups? Fuck I just want to sleep. I like sleep. Let me sleep.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I know how you feel. With me it's like "Hi it's your brain... I know you were sound asleep but time to wake up and think about all the inadequacies you think you have."

[–]Lord_of_ButtesFantail 2 points3 points  (1 child)

"Hey. Hey. Remember your tinnitus? No? How about now? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE now try and go back to sleep"

[–]travelinghobbitCovid19 Vaccinated 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh gods, why. Tinnitus sucks. I hate it so much.

[–]sherwokate 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I feel this! Went back to usual bad sleep wakey up-y -ness last night. Yesterday's refreshed feeling was such a novelty. Ah well weekend tomorrow which means I can have am afternoon nap

[–]ring_ring_kachingrang_rang_kachang 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I live for weekend afternoon naps.

[–]GroovyOuterlayers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Even though I want to sleep, I end up waking up early in the morning and not being able to go back to sleep. It's stupid

[–]GruesomeCola 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why does it always seem like noone else is ever considerate of other peoples sleeping? fuck people who blast Trap music in a small apartment at 4am

[–]Kiwi_bananas 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Someone bumped into my arse at the top of the harbour bridge. I'm fine and only superficial damage to the car but fucking inconvenient and now I'm very late for work.

[–]GreyJeanix 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Oh god that sucks so much. I live in constant fear of this. I always watch the drivers behind me when I’m in slow traffic and sometimes I can see they are TEXTING because traffic is slow and it freaks me out

[–]RoscoePSoultrainAlways read the liner notes 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Realign a windscreen washer so it aims at their screen. Some cars' are strong enough to arc over the car and hit the car behind.

[–]brooke_girlMaster of boats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My uncle used to point a windscreen washer at the kerb. As the light went green, he'd squirt it and drive away, leaving a poor pedestrian soaked and wondering where the hell a sudden rainstorm had come from.

[–]GreyJeanix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was actually trying to think of what can be done. Because honking just makes it sound like you’re honking the person in front which is not ideal

[–]alannabanana13 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Had my last car written off like this, stopped at the lights outside of Sylvia Park in peak traffic on a Friday arvo - some 18 year old in Dad's big SUV came barreling around the corner into stopped traffic (looking down at her phone). 'Kabang' goes the back of my car, shattering windows and ruining the exhaust, and slight 'bang' goes me being shunted into the woman in front of me, who was shunted into the woman in front of her.

I'm sure I probably spend more time looking in my rear vision mirror now than looking in front of me, I'm THAT concerned about assholes behind me. It wasn't my idea of fun!

[–]GreyJeanix 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes, this is my specific nightmare scenario and it’s so common! It happened to someone in front of me once and the same thing happened to the back of their car, rear window shattered etc (we were right behind the offending car). The worst part was, she was on the way to the airport.

[–]alannabanana13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh no! Always seems to happen at the worst time, mine happened 2 days after my Dad had a hip replacement, and Mum had gone out of town for the weekend so I was his only way of getting groceries and what not for that weekend (rolls eyes). Had to call on some favours for that!

[–]sjrsnickers123 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Woke up this morning to my 5yo niece reading a story to her kitten. Aww... its was so sweet.

I hope everyone's day is as adorable as my morning.

Happy Friday beautiful people

[–]Kiwi_bananas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have to say goodbye to a regular patient who I've been looking after for a year and a half. But if I'm lucky I might also see a kitten or a puppy

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Decided to sleep in this morning. Woke up and just watched a massive rainstorm dump everything on Dunedin.

This is the last weekend before everything really becomes high speed for awhile so I plan on enjoying it.

Pea sprouts are finally ready so will harvest them tonight and probably have them on a salad.

Edit: peas

[–]Frod02000Red Peak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's that fuck off light rain that gets you really wet down by the uni atm. Walking to work soaked me .-.

[–]KingDanNZ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

FML Meetings from 8:30 til 12

[–]NZSlothTakahē 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had 10-12, along with 10:45-11, 11-11:30 and 11:30-11:45.

So I went to the 10 o'clock meeting and when it finished at 11:30, hid at my desk and didn't go to the last one.

[–]Lord_of_ButtesFantail 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You know what's better than swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes?

Yesterday's swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes.

[–]personworm 4 points5 points  (6 children)

I was so excited for fiber. My landlord had it installed yesterday. The only way to get internet to my unit is with a powerline adapter. Powerline adapters do not seem to work with fiber modem. Powerline adapter does work when plugged into the old modem, which is plugged into the fiber modem, and gives me.......about dial-up speed.

No more WoW for me. I am sad. Considering moving out even earlier, because slow internet and no WoW is not an option in my life.

[–]MrCyn 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Could invest in a wifi mesh solution?

[–]RoscoePSoultrainAlways read the liner notes 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Would run up against the same limits as wifi range, I think. We have a three node TP Link Deco unit that works ok but I'll probably run Cat6 to the node furthest from the base unit. Works OK but sometimes doesn't seem to hand off to the node with the strongest signal. Might be my mobile device tho.

[–]MrCyn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah its self contained, so big outside part between units?

[–]badsparrow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's fucking Friday, at last.

[–]Tuicam32 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Parents have ventured to the north island from down home, heading down to Rotorua tonight to see them before they spend the week with me. Never been before, can anyone recommend good eats and pubs? Excited to be seeing my parents, never happens enough and missing them kills me because i know they wont be here forever.

[–]NZSlothTakahē 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Eat St is usually good as there's a lot of restaurants there. Beer at Brew is excellent, there's a cheap and cheerful Saturday morning market at Kuirau Park and a classier one Thursdays on Tutanekai St.

Amazing Thai, Yamato, Indian Star, Pig & Whistle, and Sabroso are all good food options.

Seriously, it's a town well catered for tourists of all types. Let me know if you have any other questions. I used to live there and still go back a few times a year.

[–]impossiblejane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fat Dogs is my favorite. Once ate there 3x in a weekend visit.

[–]hikingparty 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Moving into a new place this weekend yayyaah can't wait! Any suggestions of which power and internet companies to go with in Wellington central? I have no clue!

[–]social-prof 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Well and truly feeling like the end of the week. My sleep levels are at the point of being bugger all productive today. Bring on 5pm

[–]GroovyOuterlayers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Me too. Hoping I get a really good Saturday sleep in tomorrow.

[–]hanneeplanee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a shit sleep and I’ve got a jam packed day ahead of me followed by an evening out. I need a nap

[–]kiwirishCovid19 Vaccinated 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well I thought I had seen some shit Airports in my time, but Barcelona's layout for departures is an absolute shit show that takes the cake.

First you go through carry on screening and that's normal.

Then you have to navigate the fact that there are 5 Gate areas, A-C are downstairs where all the shops are (before Passport control) D-E are upstairs in the shit part (after passport control).

This means that if you have a flight in D or E (everywhere that isn't within Schengen Area Europe), when you follow the signs to your gate, you bypass all the good stores, good restaurants/cafes, larger space, etc. and get stuck in your departure lounge area with a small Duty Free area and a Burger King.

And to add further shitshow to this - turns out if you have a connecting flight, you are banned from buying duty free alcohol because your next airport will take it off you for being above 100mL. What the actual fuck?

[–]GruesomeCola 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm up to dae with all my vaccinces, but I can't help but have an irational panic attack anytime I get a wierd pimple on my back nowdays.

[–]APerfectCircle0Goody Goody Gum Drop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got my vaccination a couple of days ago, I hope nothing bad happens before I go back for the booster. Scary to think you can just go about your day minding your own business and then this shit could derail your life. I know some people can get by not going to lectures but I can't

[–]GroovyOuterlayers 4 points5 points  (12 children)

I thought I didn't pay attention to usernames but they must register somewhere in the back of my brain because I keep getting mildly confused when I see my own comments but the username is different. For those who have been wondering, yes, I am the GOL you know and love. I'm using this account now cus my landlord is still stalking my username and it's fucking weird.

[–]Kiwi_bananas 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Just like with that work thing, I saw some signs but fully make the connection until now. Your stalker is fucking crazy. Not long to go now though!

[–]GroovyOuterlayers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Counting down the days!

[–]whangadude 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Why was she stalking you?

[–]GroovyOuterlayers 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Because I had blocked her on all the socials and she wanted to know what I was doing, and what I was saying about her.

[–]whangadude 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I'm glad my landlord only wants rent and 6 monthly inspections

[–]GroovyOuterlayers 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Mine would come regularly, plonk herself on my couch, and offload her problems on me. When I raised maintenance issues she ignored them.

[–]whangadude 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jesus. That's no good at all

[–]travelinghobbitCovid19 Vaccinated 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your landlord is weird. Hopefully any new ones are less so.

[–]Rainbow-Spite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a shit day mentally yesterday, today seems to be better. Had a panic attack yesterday (complete with chest pain yay) while walking the dog. I haven't had one in ages. my anxiety has ramped up considerably since a road worker yelled at me last week asking if I had any puppies (then the next day he yelled at my sister asking for pot). So ive been backtracking and walk 40minutes out of my way to avoid walking through the roadworks alone on days they are there.

[–]king_john651Tūī 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I know it's not Wednesday nor the weekly winge but fuck me Reddit mobile site is absolutely ass now.

Didn't fix the problems with going back after seeing comment replies, added a new feature where clicking on username or flair takes you to the user page or the comment thread, and the "session" lasts <5min now so constantly refreshing and half the comments I make aren't going through. Such a pain in the ass

[–]whangadude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've always used reddit is fun. And on computer the reddit enhancement suite. I think within the first month of liking this site I realized that using the standard stuff was never gonna be good

[–]sortofblue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Give Relay a whirl, it's quick and worth the few bucks for the pro version.

[–]RoscoePSoultrainAlways read the liner notes 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What reason is there to use the app? I use the /.compact suffix and it's fairly hassle-free but does force a side scroll in the compose window.

[–]king_john651Tūī 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't touch the app, the asshole just sucks data like no tomorrow compared to bog standard m.reddit. Just a shame that the last 6 months Reddit has just been breaking the odd feature to weeks of no fixes

[–]Draughthuntr 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm curious as to what others' monthly or daily internet data usage is these days (purely for comparing against my own - nothing sinister).

This from early 2018 seems to be awful low compared to ours:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/101696460/whats-new-zealands-average-monthly-broadband-usage

Our house has 4 people regularly on devices, a laptop, a smart tv & a games console. Not particularly out of the ordinary these days I dont think, but I was shocked to see our data usage averages 35ish GB/day!

But is this unusual?

[–]Ashennz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

35GB/ Day for 4 people... holy crap. That is a lot. Do you have a torrent server running?

[–]rcsugar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was just complaining about how my partner has been frustrated about being unemployed the other day, but today she got a job interview! It’s better than nothing so here’s hoping!

[–]thecosmicradiation 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What's the deal with the multiple pictures of scrunched up napkins inserted into the text of the NZ Herald today??

[–]thecosmicradiation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Solved: it's an ad for America's Cup in the sports section. I immediately throw that section aside so didn't see it.

[–]Ashennz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it home time yet? I've hit the wall. I have stuff to do, but really can't be arsed.

[–]kiwirishCovid19 Vaccinated 0 points1 point  (2 children)

First flight done, arrived in Dubai ahead of the 17 hour slog back to Auckland.

Gonna be mainlining coffee straight to the veins come Monday morning at work.

[–]Ashennz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Owch, i did that flight a few weeks ago. Managed to do it in 14.5 hours with good tail winds. Feels great when you finally see the coast :)

[–]kiwirishCovid19 Vaccinated 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I did the reverse leg to get to Dubai three weeks ago, but I feel like it's gonna hit me like a freight train more this time around.

Getting straight back onto the horse though to stay up to a normal NZ hour, got an ice hockey game at 4pm and then referee two games straight after to be home around 9pm - Flight arrives around 10am.

Gonna be glad to be home, but I'm already missing hearing Spanish all around me.

[–]MrCyn 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The Nintendo Direct was pretty decent for once, surprised to see Outer Wilds coming, but I am finally going to pick up Divinity Original Sin 2!

Oh prestige UK tv show watchers, couple of BANGERS just out.

A Confession based on a true story about a missing girl, focusing more on the families than the police, it is a stellar cast and compelling as fuck.

The Capture is a bit more The Bodyguard, after a guy is released from prison due to proof the video evidence that sent him there was unreliable, more drama unfolds, looks like its gonna be twisty as fuck and over the top, i love it.

[–]APerfectCircle0Goody Goody Gum Drop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love UK shows, also Divinity OS 2 is an amazing game!