Saint posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

Right now, I'm watching a programme called "The Customer is Always Right", where members of the public try out new inventions and ideas and score them.

 

What really annoys me is this insistence by the people bringing their products, to price them (in this show) £49.99, £59.99 and I missed the last one.

 

STOP with this .99p obsession. We, the public are not stupid, we round up. There should be a national campaign to do away with this silly practice.

Have you heard of 1/2p - in ye olde days items were often, say …  37 and a half pence

 

Yes  and they sensibly got rid of it. 

TV programmes where everything has to be done in a time limit.

 

Crisis TV  - like everything is 'exciting' or 'a crisis' these days 

 

"The workers have 4 weeks to complete the whole project"

 

Well why not start earlier yer numpties.

 

So many programmes are like this,

"With only 5mins to go … the customers are on their way"

Or just call them and say come an hour later - go for a coffee, set off later - read a newspaper.

 

Idiots

Saint posted:

TV programmes where everything has to be done in a time limit.

 

Crisis TV  - like everything is 'exciting' or 'a crisis' these days 

 

"The workers have 4 weeks to complete the whole project"

 

Well why not start earlier yer numpties.

 

So many programmes are like this,

"With only 5mins to go … the customers are on their way"

Or just call them and say come an hour later - go for a coffee, set off later - read a newspaper.

 

Idiots

It's called 'jeopardy' and an overused tool in far too many programmes these days. It's a bit like the humongous pause before someone is told they are leaving the show or they are the winner. It no longer has an effect on my, in fact, before now I have drifted off onto something else, waiting for the cheers and jeers! 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

This ^.

 

So what you are saying is that the product previously was not quite as good, therefore by implication, does that mean I would be better waiting for this new product to get it's next N & I tag in a couple of years time?

 

I so wish they would call  them out on this type of marketing.

When car manufacturers say their new cars are 200% stiffer than the current model.

 

How bad must their cars be to improve them so much !!!

Carnelian posted:
Carnelian posted:
Carnelian posted:

Amazon sending me emails recommending pulp romances when I've never bought any such books in that genre (honestly)

 

After her divorce from her adulterous husband Clare wanted a strong man who would not be put off by her fondness for her pet dog, Buster, and one she could rely on.  She found a rugged, ripped, handsome caring and loving sensitive fireman Griff with a passion for golden retrievers who seemed her perfect match, but her closest friend warned her he had dark secrets.

 

Yeah, that's the sort book a male sci-fi lefty, nerdy would want to read.

Forgot to mention that Clare's beau Griff, also volunteers in dog shelters and has a long term ambition to be a vet.  He's also estranged from his multi billionaire father who wants to bring him into the real estate business which is about to foreclose on an dog care charity.  Will Griff take a partnership with his father or help Clare convince his old man to care about the true worthwhile things in life?

Griff was a one night stand, love em and leave em type in his teens and twenties.  But Clare's changed all that.  This is true love for him and he doesn't want to lose her.  

Excerpt

"So Griff", said Maxell, Griff's father, "Griff, so this Clare, she's your latest squeeze?"

Griff, "Not a squeeze, I'm in love"

Maxwell, "like you were with Candy, Blake, Tiffany, Samantha, that eco hippy Louz  or whatever she called herself? Didn't Sam dump you when she found you screwing that batshit crazy hippy Louz?

Didn't you cheat on your hippy for that cheerleader model Brandi?

Griff, father, I was a different man, I hate that guy, I've changed, Clare's my love now!

Maxwell: Yeah, yeah, you're enjoying your being a working class hero fireman with your divorced squeeze.    A fireman's salary gonna keep you happy forever?  She gonna keep you happy when her looks fade?  You'll wake up at 40 and it will all be too late!

Griff: she is goddammit, I want to spend my life with her!

Maxwell: You said the same thing about the others.  I want you to join the business, you're not getting any younger, I want a legacy, I want this to go to you, my only son.  Forget this Clare, she's damaged goods!

 

 

Two points about this ...

 

"Bake Off judge Prue Leith is the latest celebrity chef to be recruited in the quest to improve the food hospital patients eat".

 

  1. If Prue is the latest celebrity chef, then how many others have had "a go" and clearly failed?
  2. I'm struggling to see the point of this. She's a celebrity chef. Employ a nutritionist who has been to university, got a degree and is practicing this stuff day in, day out.

 

 

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

Two points about this ...

 

"Bake Off judge Prue Leith is the latest celebrity chef to be recruited in the quest to improve the food hospital patients eat".

 

  1. If Prue is the latest celebrity chef, then how many others have had "a go" and clearly failed?
  2. I'm struggling to see the point of this. She's a celebrity chef. Employ a nutritionist who has been to university, got a degree and is practicing this stuff day in, day out.

 

 

 

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

Two points about this ...

 

"Bake Off judge Prue Leith is the latest celebrity chef to be recruited in the quest to improve the food hospital patients eat".

 

  1. If Prue is the latest celebrity chef, then how many others have had "a go" and clearly failed?
  2. I'm struggling to see the point of this. She's a celebrity chef. Employ a nutritionist who has been to university, got a degree and is practicing this stuff day in, day out.

 

 

 

Totally agree EC 

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