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Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2865 on: October 17, 2018, 03:15:40 PM »
Fernanda, don't listen to all this stuff about mustard.  You need a large hot whisky and lemon.

Don't forget the honey!
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Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2866 on: October 18, 2018, 12:18:08 AM »
These "sneak" charges are getting in everywhere. I suppose that everything has to be paid for but . . .

Reactivated an old online shopping account. I noticed that the card quoted was out of date, so cancelled that and added new card (same type) details.

Final checkout bill showed that I had been charged £5 for a "new card check"!  First time - would go elsewhere for grocery delivery but chances are the habit has spread.

Never heard of that one. Even those well known tax avoiders, named after a South American river don’t do that; not yet at least.
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Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2867 on: October 18, 2018, 08:11:23 AM »
These "sneak" charges are getting in everywhere. I suppose that everything has to be paid for but . . .

Reactivated an old online shopping account. I noticed that the card quoted was out of date, so cancelled that and added new card (same type) details.

Final checkout bill showed that I had been charged £5 for a "new card check"!  First time - would go elsewhere for grocery delivery but chances are the habit has spread.

Never heard of that one. Even those well known tax avoiders, named after a South American river don’t do that; not yet at least.

They spend millions on not paying tax. I suspect the irony is lost on them.
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Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2868 on: October 19, 2018, 05:40:55 PM »
Fernanda, don't listen to all this stuff about mustard.  You need a large hot whisky and lemon.

Don't forget the honey!

Better than the "drink water" reply I get from my mother! :grin:
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Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2869 on: October 22, 2018, 06:23:35 PM »
I'm halfway through a four-hour wait in a building that doesn't seem to have one comfortable chair. I would go into the library but one gets angry glares and frowns if one utters a word.  ::)

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Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2870 on: October 22, 2018, 11:31:03 PM »
I'm halfway through a four-hour wait in a building that doesn't seem to have one comfortable chair. I would go into the library but one gets angry glares and frowns if one utters a word.  ::)

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Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2871 on: October 22, 2018, 11:44:45 PM »
I'm halfway through a four-hour wait in a building that doesn't seem to have one comfortable chair. I would go into the library but one gets angry glares and frowns if one utters a word.  ::)

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With someone. If I was alone I have no problem keeping my mouth shut, heheh. :grin:
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Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2872 on: October 27, 2018, 08:25:22 AM »
Indeterminate grinding noise when I brake. Car in shop awaiting diagnosis  >:(
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Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2873 on: October 27, 2018, 01:23:19 PM »
You'll be really grumpy when they tell you it needs pads, rotors, calipers, and lines all the way around!
 

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Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2874 on: October 27, 2018, 02:40:20 PM »
You'll be really grumpy when they tell you it needs pads, rotors, calipers, and lines all the way around!

And when they find loads of problems in other parts of the car not even related to the wheel!
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Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2875 on: October 27, 2018, 02:46:24 PM »
So, the supervising professor for whom I gave two classes has decided to go on holiday for a week in November and has left me with the task of writing half of their exam paper questions and applying the exam to the class -- which has 55 enrolled -- while telling me to 'make sure they don't cheat'!
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Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2876 on: October 27, 2018, 03:07:44 PM »
So, the supervising professor for whom I gave two classes has decided to go on holiday for a week in November and has left me with the task of writing half of their exam paper questions and applying the exam to the class -- which has 55 enrolled -- while telling me to 'make sure they don't cheat'!

If cheating is a known problem, put them in a large auditorium with enough separation between the students, and have them check their cell phones at the door.

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Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2877 on: October 27, 2018, 03:21:47 PM »
You'll be really grumpy when they tell you it needs pads, rotors, calipers, and lines all the way around!
Pads, calliper and disc 316 all in. Could have been worse.
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Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2878 on: October 27, 2018, 03:23:19 PM »
So, the supervising professor for whom I gave two classes has decided to go on holiday for a week in November and has left me with the task of writing half of their exam paper questions and applying the exam to the class -- which has 55 enrolled -- while telling me to 'make sure they don't cheat'!

If cheating is a known problem, put them in a large auditorium with enough separation between the students, and have them check their cell phones at the door.

Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to book an auditorium (there are only two in that part of campus and they're used for special events) and I'm a little hesitant to ask them to check their cellphones because if even one gets stolen it'd be my fault. I don't know the students by name so I couldn't tell if the true owner retrieved the phone or not.

What I can do is

a) write an exam where they will need to write a few paragraphs, making it more difficult copy an answer from someone else's paper;
b) write more objective, multiple choice questions but vary their order. I would then give people in rows adjacent to each other different exam papers which contain the same questions but in a different order;
c) mix the two above alternatives.       

As for cellphones, I'll just have to try and keep a vigilant eye on them.
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Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #2879 on: October 28, 2018, 01:57:33 AM »
Every one is to turn off their cellphones and place them, and leave them, on the desk in front of themselves, in clear sight. Violations will be grounds for a grade penalty of 50%.