Sunday, January 29, 2006

Messing Up at Dinner

Do you know what I hate? I hate it when you go out to a restaurant for a business lunch or dinner and end up messing your shirt or tie. Even the smallest of spots on a white shirt is not a pretty sight.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


Do you know what I hate? I hate it when you keep getting an unsolicited email (SPAM) that doesn't have an unsubscribe option, telephone number or postal address etc and when you try simply replying by hitting your email program's Reply button, your message bounces back.

In the old days when you received an unsolicited fax message (the old days hey!), you could easily send a politely worded fax back asking the sender to please stop sending me their unsolicited messages and wasting trees. However, if they

continued to send me their SPAM I'd tape the end of my fax to its head forming a circular page and send them my request once again. Wish there was some way of doing this to unsolicited emails!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Just One Moment Please!!!

Do you know what I hate? You ring someone like your ISP, Credit Card company, Bank or the Tax Office to complain about something and you're put on hold for what seems hours and you repeatedly hear a recorded message along the lines, "Our lines are busy at the moment but please wait as your call is important to us....." What's worse you're on your mobile or after waiting for a while you're somehow cut off and have to re-start your call. Grrrrrrrrr!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

"Pizazz" but Crappy Business Cards

Do you know what I hate? Crappy bnusiness cards! Aren't some cards amazing these days? So many are of high quality and lots of design thought, with great colour and graphics, often printed on expensive paper, with raised letters, embossed and even foil stamped, but heck, what are business cards really for? Yes they need to portray an exciting image of you and/or your business but heck what I really hate is when I'm handed a business card and one day I need to contact that person only to find that while his/her name is prominently printed right up front and centre in easily readable large bold letters on some "fancy" card, even with almost 20/20 vision, either because of the "too smart design" or small fine print (usually the latter), I just can't read the darn telephone number or email address!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Early Morning Clothes Dryers!

Do you know what I hate? When you're in your apartment trying to sleep-in after a late night, but especially on a weekend or Public Holiday, and you're woken up by the grinding and continuous rotating sound of someone's clothes dryer, belting it out from a neighbouring apartment and into the light-well that all apartments share. Even with your bedroom window closed you can still hear the grinding and screaching of a worn belt that badly needs replacing. Grrrrrrr!

Dead Links

Do you know what I hate? I hate it when I find something really interesting on the Net and there's a Link there for the full story or more details and when you select it you end up at that ubiquitous "Page cannot be found" or "HTTP 404 - File not found" error. Grrrrr! Earlier today I ended up at the Dead Link shown here and had a good laugh though - check it out.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Long Winded Messages.

Do you know what I hate? I just hate it when you ring someone you know and they're not home and their answering machine just goes on and on, wasting my time. I mean really all they need to say is, "Sorry we're unable to take your call at the moment, just leave a message. Bye." Just Keep it Short and Sweet!