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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingmidge
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Are Macs made by IT people???

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    I'm willing to bet that quite a few Big Macs have been made by IT people over the years

    Would you like fries with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatiep
    Next time before running them down, just take a moment to reflect on your own life...................are you perfect?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentC
    I'd like to add a caveat to that remark. It is perfectly acceptable to be rude to the following people because of the job they do:

    Lawyers
    Parking Inspectors
    Officers of the Highway Patrol
    Architects

    I would beg to differ about being rude to the Highway Patrol. On several occassions I have been pulled up by cops for something but by being pleasant have managed to reduce the fine that they could have hit me with to one of a lesser value. Parking Inspectors on the other hand are the scum of the earth and should exterminated with rapidity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Willson
    On several occassions I have been pulled up by cops for something but by being pleasant have managed to reduce the fine that they could have hit me with to one of a lesser value.
    Bob,

    I have been booked heaps of times and most times they will lower the fine so you feel good and you are less likely to take them to court. I used to be a weekend taxi driver in Melbourne for 12 years before radar guns. Used to get booked 3 or 4 times per year - deserved it and expected it.

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    I'd disagree with Silent C's hit list.

    I might not be too happy about the local council's rules for when and where you can park and how much they charge you ( and some council's notably the one at St.Kilda must be absolutely raking it in at $2 per hour until midnight!!!! ) but the parking inspectors are just doing their job like everyone else. You should be taking issue with the council not with the guys walking the street in the pouring rain or baking sun so they can pay their mortgage.

    one time my car broke down in a car park and the parking inspector was busy slapping tickets down with gay abandon but I didn't get one when I explained why I was still there. Like all jobs you get "jobsworths" but mostly they seem to be pretty reasonable. There is 2 hour parking in my street for non-residents and some people really abuse it.
    no-one said on their death bed I wish I spent more time in the office!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver
    If you're sitting on a bus or train and you don't want anyone to sit next to you, try smiling and nodding emphatically at each new passenger as they walk towards you. They'll avoid you like the plague!
    Is that in your bestest mock French nod and smile? :confused:

    I get the same reaction on a train when I knock off from bricklaying, wearing my totu, it must be the muddy boots that do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozwinner
    Is that in your bestest mock French nod and smile? :confused:
    Oui! Mon Dieu and Coq au Vin!. If they're game enough to sit down, of course, the next ploy is to lean towards them, leer and frown at the same time (difficult to do but practice makes perfect) and say:

    "Good Moaning! Wid you loke to bee some Mix Foctor Knocker Looker? It odds a leestre to your cleester!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingmidge
    On the other hand, being rude to IT people is also perfectly acceptable...they don't get it anyway!!!
    NOT a good idea - we have a million ways to make life bloody difficult when crossed
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    Just on SilentC's hit list.

    I would add polies and take the last three off, especially the police.

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    Us poor IT people get blamed for everything. And rightly so most of the time.. For example without IT no forum.

    Back to the point. Whilst I dislike the Bunnings attitude of catering to the lowest common denominator. I have found that some of the Bunnings staff to be quite excellent and extremely frustrated with their employers attitude to sell junk. A number of the staff at Belrose Bunnings especially working nights are doing second jobs. Some of the elder staff are ex tradies with health problems etc.

    Now I'm not saying all there staff are wonderful. However, I have been surprised by how helpful the staff can be if you give them half a chance.

    Further to the IT comment.

    I must be cursed. My job role is a Consulting IT Architect.

    Consulting: I get paid for telling you the time by reading it from your watch.
    IT Architect: I design computer systems and then have to watch while other programmers destroy these perfect designs by trying to make them work.
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    Geez you're a hard lot. Don't you know the meaning of the phrase "tongue in cheek"?

    "I don't practice what I preach because I'm not the kind of person I'm preaching to."

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentC
    Geez you're a hard lot. Don't you know the meaning of the phrase "tongue in cheek"?

    Of course! We've been catching up on Bubinga's posts!



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    Should I add Americans to the list? Is being an American a career choice?
    "I don't practice what I preach because I'm not the kind of person I'm preaching to."

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    Is being an American a career choice?
    No, it's a "calling".


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    You could add farmers to that list.

    They are the biggest pack of moaners you’ll ever come across. “The grain crop isn’t big enough”, “cattle prices have dropped”, “there’s not enough water in the dams”, “there’s too much water lying around”, “the government won’t secure cane prices”, “have you seen the price of diesel lately”, “there’s not enough rain to grow grass”, “the mongrel grass gets out of control after the spring rains and before you know it we'll have another bushfire” …. And last but not least…

    “Don’t get me wrong, I love farming”

    Eastie, the non-farming farm type.

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