Archive for Gripes

Google Related Search Fail

// March 21st, 2010 // 258 Comments » // Disability, Gripes

A nice thing to see on World Down Syndrome Day (March 21).

I wonder if “n****r” comes up as a related search for African American?

Gripe Of The Day

// October 21st, 2008 // 281 Comments » // Gripes

You know what really annoys me? Plastic packaging. You know the sort, all sealed in its little plastic bubble, looks great in the shop because you can see all the contents, but then you need an industrial pair of scissors to get the frickin thing open. Even if you have a pair of scissors, it’s very easy to do yourself harm with these weirdly shaped packages.

I have had occasions when I actually NEEDED the thing I bought right then and there, but unfortunately, cannot get the damn packaging open using the tools evolution gave me (ie teeth and hands). Surely there’s a better way? We don’t all carry scissors in our bag! In fact I’m pretty sure that’s illegal!

But it does look so pretty on the shelf… what are your thoughts dear readers?

Welcome To Auckland

// June 11th, 2004 // 335 Comments » // Gripes

We have come to a complete stop on the motorway. And this is at 2pm – what’s it like at 6?

Hardware Stores

// April 16th, 2004 // 370 Comments » // Gripes

..are so boring. Ned and Jan are having a grand time but I am about to pass out. Me & Jessica Simpson have something in common! How much longer?!? Din has confessed she hates it too!