Kwyjibo

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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in When did you last use a fax machine?   
    We had a fax line until about 5 years ago, whenever it went kicked in we were intrigued about who could be faxing...it was always debt collection agencies offering their services. Slow spam.
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in When did you last use a fax machine?   
    We had a fax line until about 5 years ago, whenever it went kicked in we were intrigued about who could be faxing...it was always debt collection agencies offering their services. Slow spam.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Great Guy in When did you last use a fax machine?   
    To be fair to the Filofax it was fairly revolutionary in its day. Before that people used to store phone numbers etc in diaries. That meant each year you had to transfer information to your new diary. A Filofax meant you could simply install a new diary into your Filofax.
    Anyone remember dot matrix printers? I used to find the noise from them quite therapeutic.
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from LC1 in Office365 - Wow, It's Actually Good   
    True, but I'm not one of those people, 8 till 5 for me, and if I can't fufill your needs in that time you need more people, or less work (or more efficient people than me) :-)
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from Malthus in Office365 - Wow, It's Actually Good   
    Like anyone posting on here! I fully expect every word I have written on the internet to be discoverable, none of it of any interest though.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to One percent in Grimsby   
    I was sat in a pub in my home town. Got talking to a couple who had a holiday flat. They started telling me all about the town (much of it incorrect). 
    They finally asked where I came from. “Here”. They looked like they had just found a unicorn. Bloody place is swarming with white settlers who think they own the place. 
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Cunning Plan in Office365 - Wow, It's Actually Good   
    Bloody hell. Who do you work for?
    But given you probably can't tell us, I will assume you are employed writing advertising slogans for B&Q.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to eight in Anyone fancy a trip to the pictures?   
    Sky Pirates.
     
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Sgt Hartman in Anyone fancy a trip to the pictures?   
    I took the Mrs to watch a movie at a Leicester Square cinema a few years back. The prices then were bloody eye watering - 25 quid a pop from what I remember. 
    I had a bit of a grumble after paying this until we got to the actual screen itself at which point I just about blew my ring out in outrage. It was the poxiest, tiniest screen I'd ever seen, it looked like someone had balanced a telly on a crate at the front of a classroom.
    I wanted to go back and demand a refund as it was the cinematic equivalent of a Christmas 'Winter Wonderland' but Mrs H. forbade it and I watched the film (Hellboy) quietly seething. 
    Anyway I don't go to the cinema any more. The price doesn't bother me as much as the behaviour of the general public chimps that I have to share a room with. I just cannot be arsed.
     
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Email Writing Style   
    This is just so rude to me. Even when people send me projects to quote I have no intention of pricing I always take the 2 seconds to say "thank you for considering us for this project" - I think it will come back to bite people who think they are too busy (self obssessed) to reply to emails in a downturn.
    Chasing quotes we have done and people not replying is another one. I have spent time preparing this, but you are too busy to reply to any calls or emails. I feel like phoning them 5 times a day just to piss them off, but instead I don't quote them again.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Happy Renting in 1980s photos of Manchester   
    Here's me and my friends collecting slugs. We put them on tramlines and waited for a tram to pass.  Cheaper than sliced pepperoni.
    If people want older pics of Manchester, check out the Manchester Library Photo Archives


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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from One percent in 1980s photos of Manchester   
    I have a memory of certain groups saying building more roads will only attract more traffic. That is the biggest load of bollocks I have ever heard, it's the lack of capacity for our current mode of transport.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to SpectrumFX in 1980s photos of Manchester   
    It's kind of true. If there are no roads then there's no traffic at all.

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    Kwyjibo reacted to One percent in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Harley in Email Writing Style   
    You got a problem?
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from Van Lady in Email Writing Style   
    I really dont like email, and I hate the phone even more (how do I hold down a job!), but I use email all day so tend to write longer emails than most. A colleagues emails always come across so agressive when he is not trying to be. I think it's the emphasis on different words that can be misread in a short email that a longer email can resolve. I despise texting.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Great Guy in Email Writing Style   
    I have to admit I prefer emails to any other form of office communication. You can sit down and present your arguments in a concise way. If you phone someone up they invariable aren't in or have to head out.
    It also provides proof that you've made certain points...
     
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    Kwyjibo reacted to One percent in Email Writing Style   
    Agree. But it is cultural. Everyone does it. When I respond with a negative, “thank you but I can’t unfortunately fit that into my schedule “ as an example, people are surprised to the extent that they can seem offended. The message is “well you shouldn’t have bloody responded then” seems to be the reaction. 
    After years, I still find it strange 
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from maudit in Email Writing Style   
    I worked for a US company back in the early 90's and was warned I would only get a one word answer to any of my email's explaining the issue at hand. They were right, whether they took in to consideration any of the points I raised was another thing.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Fully Detached in Email Writing Style   
    I think our internal monologue doesn't always translate that well into written word, and that can be hugely exacerbated by the speed of reading and responding to email. To counter this I think most of us probably err on the side of caution, but some people just don't realise that what they mean and how they sound can be very different things.
    That's what I always tell myself when I hit the send button on an email consisting of the single sentence, "fuck off you cunt."
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Simon in Email Writing Style   
    I have found that the weakest, most deranged and insecure colleagues have found that email gave them the balls to try and exact revenge. It is easy to hide behind. It got to a point at one place I worked that everyone was having to cc emails to a senior manager. Silly cunts. 
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from Popuplights in Amazon Prime - take care   
    Another recommendation for Argos from me that I posted in another thread, pay online and collect from store (if it is convenient for you) is so easy, they have a dedicated area and I was in and out within 2 minutes.
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from Van Lady in Twat of the day.   
    The reason why I detract from "society" more and more everyday. I don't project on you, so don't do it to me.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to jay67 in Anyone fancy a trip to the pictures?   
    As a cheapskate Dosbodder, the last time I went to the cinema was to see The Usual Suspects in 1995. Can anyone beat this record? 
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Chewing Grass in Twat of the day.   
    Unfortunately the world is full of people who want to impose their pathological belief systems on everyone else.