Thursday, October 7, 2010

32 Things that upset Australians

Forget the English - I think we are a nation of whingers.

1 - Hidden fees and costs
2 - No refund/replacement for faulty products, despite being under warranty
3 - Being on hold/not getting someone on the phone
4 - Tailgating
5 - No response to written or verbal complaints
6 - People talking loudly on mobiles in an inappropriate area
7 - Door-to-door salespeople/telemarketers
8 - People coughing in an enclosed area without covering their mouth
9 - Confusing broadband/phone price plans
10 - Nonchalant customer service
11 - Erroneous bills

12 - Cigarette butts littering public areas
13 - Unreliable internet
14 - Poor advice from financial planners
15 - Spam email
16 - Late repair people
17 - Noisy neighbours
18 - Long queues/checkout lines
19 - Companies only letting you pay by automatic deduction
20 - Poor service from airlines
21 - Shrunken products
22 - Traffic jams
23 - Very slow drivers
24 - Purchase thwarted by "sorry, out of stock"
25 - Not getting a parking space
26 - Supermarket grocery prices
27 - Forgetting passwords/PINs
28 - Parking fines
29 - Crying babies on planes
30 - Programming new electronic products
31 - Loyalty cards
32 - Inaccurate weather forecasts

You can go here to read more


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

10 reasons why 50 somethings need to be supervised

Clear proof (for some) that age doesn't necessarily bring wisdom.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Alright then 300 in 30 days ;-(

From a visual perspective.....does this work better in pink or green?

Friday, September 17, 2010

300 followers and support in 30 hours

This is an attempt to get 300 followers supporting me in 30 hours. Please help by following and supporting me.

Fashion is a funny thing.  You should see the front of this.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Paul Hogan Vs Australian Tax Office or "Thats not a tax bill - THIS is a tax bill.

It must be a 50 something thing. Absurdity seems to be everywhere. here's the latest........

Paul Hogan has been forbidden from leaving Australia indefinitely. This is on the unsubstantiated whim of a public servant who didn't like being a called a boof head by Hoges on his last visit home.

I'm not a news journalist nor do I have any sources but all the information in the public domain says the claim by the Australian Tax Office is driven by poor research, misinformation and a personal vendetta by the moron in charge.

This is the most telling piece of journalism so far

"Despite the five-year investigation into his affairs, it was not until recently that authorities outlined to Hogan that they believed his "state of mind" back in 1986 about the use of offshore structures was based on evidence given to them by John Gibb, a former accountant to Hogan. Gibb told authorities he warned Hogan the structure was not legal."

and then

'"The Australian newspaper obtained a copy of the outline of the case against Hogan - but also revealed on Saturday that this was only half the story.
In fact Gibb had earlier told authorities in a separate interview that Hogan had also received advice from a senior tax barrister who said the structure was legitimate.
The Australian understands this barrister was Graham Hill, widely regarded as one of the best tax barristers in Australia before being appointed a Federal Court judge.
It is yet to be explained by authorities why this piece of information about the Hill advice has been discarded.
"It is all based on the word of a disgruntled, discharged, former employee," Hogan said of the case built against him"

The complete article can be read here
And tax payers are funding this debacle.

Monday, August 30, 2010

40 idiots complain about Pamela's new ad.

I found this today and thought I'd post and comment as I am a customer of crazydomains .

40 people complained and this ad was banned from free to air TV in Australia.............if 60 had rung in maybe Gavin, the CEO @crazydomains would be in jail.  Have we gone mad?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

10 Random Reasons why it's great to be 50 something.

I'm not going to introduce or try and justify this list..It just is!

  • We look better in black than any other age group.
  • We don't have to wear letterbox framed glasses if they look silly.
  • Our Levis weren't faded and torn when we bought them.
  • We can afford to touch park.
  • We have our very own "back in the day"
  • We really do know what we're talking about.
  • We once walked in to a store and paid cash for Michael Jackson vinyl.
  • We know that Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton needed to be smacked when they were younger.
  • We know that forgiving your enemies messes with their heads.
  • We know that 90% of things we worry about never happen.

Have a nice day!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Your blogging time is about to be limited.

But I'm going to make the most of my time. 

If your a successful and experienced out now as this post won't help you.  

If your a new blogger....newer than me at least....... stay with it.

To the remaining 20% who will be here by the end....Thank you.

Why is your blogging time about to limited? because you probably don't have even a basic plan.

This is probably who you are-
You use the web everyday - You have a broad understanding of how the web works - You read blogs - Your are an ok researcher - You like to write and you have opinions.

If this is you have a journey to make. I found it useful to remember the various stages of know how.

I've spoken, written and presented many times about the four stages of learning or the conscious competence theory. This is how it works.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dr Champix .....what a bloody champion! or how I quit smoking!

I haven't smoked for 6 weeks.

I was smoking about a pack of Benson & Hedges cigarettes each day - sometimes more -  for about 35 wonderful years until I decided to say goodbye to my oldest friend.

I'm now going to quit smoking for good! I've tried all sorts of quit smoking medication and methods from cold turkey to Zyban.

Yes I've tried to leave  before and succeeded for varying periods but with a heavy heart I know this time it's for good.

I've tried all the quit smoking treatments you can think about -  even the stop smoking laser treatments. You name the stop smoking pill and I've taken it.

In fact - I've had more go's at this than Tiger Woods has had girlfriends.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The first 30 days – the birth of a blog.

Day 1 minus 2

It feels like there’s a lot to do.

I didn’t know I wanted to blog until I got booted off a sporting forum for being opinionated. Idiot!! Now I don’t have a spot to set up my soapbox. 

So there I was idly surfing one day and I stumbled on Steve Pavlina. This was about 6 months ago and I bookmarked him. For all of you about to comment I have now discovered RSS…..I’d always wondered what it was for……what a great idea.

Since discovering Steve P I’ve been thinking and lurking for ages – reading - researching – learning and commenting. I then decided to progress from just reading and commenting in other blogs to building my own.
Holy moley!!