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Post: # 198463Post Odsox »

Some of life's (annoying) mysteries ...

Given that cod liver oil is good for arthritis, why do they put child-proof lids on the tubs that any self respecting child could open but makes it just about impossible to open with arthritic hands ? :banghead:
If oil is so dangerous for children, why don't they put child-proof caps on litre bottles of corn/sunflower/olive oil ?

Why is it that T&M put the important seed info (year packed/sow by) on the top flap of seed packets, just the bit you tear off to get at the seeds ? :banghead:
Mr Fothergill put theirs on the bottom flap.

Lastly (for now) why do courgettes insist on producing myriads of female flowers when they first start flowering and no male flowers to accompany them ? :angryfire:
My 2 plants now have 4 female flowers but of course they will never become courgette fruits, all because I forgot to order parthenogenic ones and you can't get them in garden centres around here.

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Post: # 198465Post crowsashes »

ooo i hate the child proof caps on vitamin supplements! i dont have arthritis and i struggle!

the one thing that really bugs me though- why is it when you plan to do something ( carpeting a bedroom in this case) your helper decides at the last minute theres something else to do or they have moer important things when the day before they said 'yes not a problem' :angryfire:

P.S. little ones room still isnt carpeted and it was supposed to be done yesterday and im supposed to be cleaning it today ( hes having the one from the living room as i am redecorating)

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Post: # 198466Post MKG »

It's the same reason you can still find boxes with "This side up" printed on the top instead of "Other side up" printed on the bottom.

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Post: # 198498Post pitwipe »

Tin foil and plasic wrap... neither tear properly across the jagged teeth, but rip about half way across leaving tin foil too small and the plasic wrap stuck to itself and requiring surgical implements to straighten it again :angryfire: :banghead: :scratch:

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Post: # 198500Post Green Aura »

I don't know where to start.... but fortunately I've been saved by the shop bell so will return later with my opus.
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Post: # 198745Post Cligereen »

Re-sealable packs (cheese, ham etc) that have no notion in the world of allowing themselves to be re-sealed.

Anything that says 'easy open' probably isn't.

Toilet paper (or should I say 'Bathroom Tissue') that have the two ply sheets out of sync (if you know what I mean). Luckily I remember seeing a TV prog whan I was young called 'How' where Fred Dibner told us how to get them back in sync again - otherwise I'd have many a sleepless night fretting over this major catastrophe.

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Post: # 198747Post Millymollymandy »

Seed packets which all have the flap at the bottom now instead of the top, meaning I have to rip half across the top of the packet instead of just opening the flap - if I do that then I'd have to store all my packets upside down and couldn't easily see what I've got. :dontknow: :scratch: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

And anything labelled 'easy opening'. NO IT ISN'T!!! :angryfire:
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The little bits of foil that are across the tops of toothpaste, tomato ketchup etc. They never want to come off!! :roll:
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Post: # 198816Post MuddyWitch »

Supermarket cons:

EG 1 tin 90p or 2 tins for £2.50! I kid you not!!!

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Post: # 199002Post Wombat »

Reading the title of this thread I asumed you were talking about me! :lol:

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Post: # 199091Post Pennylane »

Forms that are supposed to make life simple and are easy to fill out....I do not think I have found any that are easy or simple or made life easier... :angryfire:

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Post: # 199095Post Odsox »

And another thing ....... :iconbiggrin:
Talking of forms, every address form that I fill in on-line for various goods and services INSIST on a post code or it won't let you continue.
THERE ARE NO POST CODES IN IRELAND outside Dublin.

Years ago I even had a well know mail order company in the UK refuse to sell me a computer system because their office computer needed a post code from me. :banghead:
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Post: # 199108Post Daveswife »

Those tops are very annoying. My Mum is 94 and isn't very strong so whenever she has a bottle of something with one of those tops we have to loosten it for her and she has to leave it semi-tight which is worse than the old type tops.

In the old days when I were a gal, nothing had child-proof tops on because everyone was brought up not to open anything and not to meddle. Well, if you are in your 50's or older do YOU know anyone who drank bleach or swallowed all of Granny's tablets? No, because we were brought up knowing what was right and wrong.

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Post: # 199120Post crowsashes »

the one thing that really bugs me is text speak, now it is ok for text you are limited to 150 characters so short hand is well handy !

but its just bloody annoying in an e-mail!! damn it your sat with a full sized keyboard in front of you!! learn to use it! it really bugs me on facebook when people cant even write a sentence correctly :angryfire: or even spell a word !!! the funniest thing though some of these short hand words have exactly the same amount of letters as the original word! :scratch:

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Post: # 199166Post Gem »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8339647.stm

This link seems relevent. Apparently its good for you to be grumpy!! ;)

The things that really annoy me? - Driving is my bone of contention at the moment so people who - Drive too fast and stay bumper to bumper with you if you stay within the speed limit, drive 20mph under the speed limit in single lane roads, who have 'little angel on board' stickers but still drive dangerously enough to put boy racers to shame and many many more but I am winding myself up just thinking about it so time to stop whinging!!!

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