The Meeting Place

'STICK IT IN THE BIN' !! (what "IRKS" you?)

lol - have to laugh - on Fox 101.9 the Dan n Maz "Drive Home" Show pm Thurs./Fri.  have a crazy segment called "Stick it in the Bin"!   They get listeners to call in with whatever they "hate/drives 'em crazy"  etc. etc  and then they "Stick it in the Bin" - i.e. -  Rubbish - Gone Forever - lol 

Let's just get away from all the angst in the world and have some fun with 'STICK IT IN THE BIN" !!!   :-)

P.S.  For the few on here who "love to hate me" lol  - I have already put myself in the bin just for you! lol lol lol .....

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Stick the clouds and rain into the bin only 16C today after the perfect day yesterday

 

Melbournians should keep their Cold weather down there and not send it up to NSW 

... what do you think the borders are for ???

 

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Damn - life must be going alright haha ....have not stuck anything into the bin for yonks  :)) 

...until today ..................

Woolies -yesssss - it's YOU again .........online order delivered this morning ...

.... girl/guy??  in Deli. -  decided I had only ordered 1/2 a kg. of chicken breasts (instead of the 1 kg. ordered and showing on invoice!) ....so duhhhh to that!!! 

My wonderful "personal shopper"  who "picks/selects" decides with great wisom to "substitute" a 3 x pack of Viva paper towel - for a 6 pack of the worst "el'cheapo" dunny paper ever manufactured!  So a mega DUH to that too ......(moron) ... like there are not other brands of paper towel?

Also their "new" Tracking System is still not working correctly - been 3 weeks now ....why they had to change it when it worked perfectly for years is beyond me?  - IT boys need more work? lol  

Just small irritations given the grand scheme of things I know ...but .......

INTO THE BIN WOOLIES  

 

 

 

 

 

Haha, there are probably idiots out there who won't need to buy any more toilet paper for years.

So maybe Woolies now have an overstock problem and are using it up as substitutes for out of stocks.

 

OMG - you are amazing!......(not that you probably weren't already! haha)  Thats exactly what my son and my "bestie g/f" said when I told them today!!  

Wonder why I didn't think of that? lol ......yesssssssssssssss ....of course!  Duh to me then..... lol least they could have given me a decent brand!

Was about to put an APB out for ya' - haven't seen ya' for awhile?  - but then I remembered you might have been moving or something?  Anyway ...good that you still 'alive n kickin'   :))

 

 

Haha, there are probably idiots out there who won't need to buy any more toilet paper for years.

Yep!!!!

 

Presenting: RnR ..... "Gold Star for Honesty!"    ROFLMAO

Clever pic. you posted!  Cute as ....   Not bad for an "old bird"  haha .... :)) 

 

 LOL Foxy.

 

 

Hey - if they'd given me Quilton I wouldn't have minded (I do normally buy Kleenex) however - they gave me some "crap" paper ('scuse the  pun haha) ... called

iClean - with a Black Koala on the front!??  Never even heard of it? 

Strange to have a black koala on the front given how so many were burnt in the bushfires?  Bizarre .....that's the first thing I thought of when I saw it .....(black humour maybe....get's me in trouble sometimes ..) anyway the slogan on the front was in big letters:

MADE FROM PAPER  - NOT TREES

... now that's even more bizarre IMO ...........

 

 

Seems odd but a recycling initiative apparently.

http://icarepaper.com.au/

 

 

RnR

You could ask YLC if you could sell some of the Quilton at the Meeting Place   LOL

 Ah!! I see you found iCare before me but mine is better its double length

100% Recycled.

icare products are made from 100% recycled paper, and are a soft, strong and cushy 3-ply. Sorting and utilising a multitude of paper products, using a sophisticated process developed over 30 years, we separate, extract and reform it. The result is a dense yet soft toilet paper you either will, or already have come to love. icare is good for the environment and good for you.

Australia made,
Australia owned.     

Made onsite and in Melbourne, icare is produced by a family-owned Australian company that have been in the business of perfecting paper products for over 3 generations.

Foxy

So stop your moaning and groaning .. it is only to wipe some crap with it

You could go down and give them a hand rolling it.

Glad you are doing as you are told and buying local :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

.....but I didn't order Toilet Paper!!!!!  Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh

BTW - Got name wrong ooops  - just glanced in horror at it and threw in bathroom haha .....mine has a different wrapping?

All black and white with a largish black Koala standing on RH Side of pack ....yellow swirl at bottom says "Double Length" (no leaves/green swirl on it?) ......... anyway they gave me iCare and right now I don't care!  Meh

 

 

 

Foxy buy Quillton they are Aussie -- Kleenex is not  it is USA owned

Foxy when you order online with Woolies you can untick replace with substitute or add a note to specify what they can substitute with, I do it all the time, if you are not happy you can go online and use the chat bot who will refund your money or call them.

Thanks PlanB was not aware that Kleenex (Kimberley Clarke) was sold to USA in 2002

Beside Kleenex®,  Kimberley Clark also produce Huggies®, U by Kotex®, Poise® and Depend® ranges, and VIVA® paper towel.

... good tip Incognito

Thanks Incog.  I use the "substitute" box on a regular basis however did not think I'd have to bother with paper towel as there was tonnes "in-store" last time I was there!  In future will do tho' .....

I didn't bother calling them and "whining" haha - too much of a hassell over $3 (the toilet rolls they gave me were $6.50) lol ....

Yep that right they have all those now Suze -- they used to be owned by Colgate

 

Yes I always untick substitutes when shopping online

Can we just go back to 2019 and start again?  The reasons I have been AWOL.

As some of you know we put our house on the market just before the whole Covid-19 story broke.  In spite of the lock-downs and everything else it still went under contract.  Then the search was on for another house, with travel restrictions in place and all sort of other problems to overcome we actually were able to find another and put in an offer - all good.   Until the sale of this one fell over, and the whole process begins again. 

And to add insult to injury I also received a diagnosis of breast cancer, right in the middle of the worst pandemic we have seen in our lifetime.  Going through treatment for cancer is never fun but in this environment, it is a nightmare.   It never rains but it pours. 

Sticking 2020 into the bin.

So, so sorry to hear of your big troubles Leonie in an already difficult time.

 Take care.

Thanks RnR

So sorry to hear that Leonie

Hope the second half of 2020 treats you better

Leonie, big hugs for you and best wishes for the future  -- my thoughts will be with you.

 

Hi Leonie!

Wishing you all the best for a speedie recovery, we are going through something similar.

 

 

Geez Leonie - glad I asked after ya' !  Life always seems to hit people with "double/triple" whammy's ...all or nothing!  Sucks!

Hang on in there and BIG hugs from me too .....(we can do "cyber" ones) and keep our "social distancing"!  :))  

 

So sorry to hear all that Leonie. Big hug from me too.

Take it easy Leonie and look after yourself.  Yep been a lousy year but if and when you feel up to it, treat yourself to either a winter sunrise or a winter sunset - Covid can't take those from us.  All the best.

Thanks so much everyone, your well-wishes are really appreciated. 

I havent been on site for awhile,  so didnt know about your move LEONIE,    but so sorry o hear of your woes,   hang in there,  and best wishes,    know we are thinking of you,     think positive,     

 

 

WOOLIES!  Yesssssssssssssss - again!  

Had the extreme pleasure (not) of speaking with Woolies new ROBOT yesterday -  "Ollie" ....

Order came - all good except -  no milk!  $3.53

So I call the call centre # to be greeted with:   "If you have 3 or less items missing/wrong with your order OLLIE will be pleased to help you - please have your Order # and Line # of Item ready .....blah blah"  Okkkkkkkkkk ...hmmmmm....sooooooo.

"Tell me what is wrong?"  says my new friend Ollie -     "Milk missing from order"   (I tell it)

Ollie says:   "Please tell me Line # and price of missing item - for example Line 7 @ $4.80..."  

My milk happened to be Line # 7 ..... (sensed problem already....lol) 

I say              No. 7 - $3.53

Ollie says       Line # 7 at $4.80 is that correct?

I say             No - Line # 7  - $3.53

Ollie then says:  Line # 7 will be refunded at $4.80 - if we have any problens we will call you - goodbye!

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

So I half expected them to call (yest.) when they check order # for correct amount of refund etc. ............... in bank a/c. today there was ........ $4.80  

Just more "techno stuff" to drive us crazy!

Maybe I shouldn't "stick 'em in the bin" - 'cause I made a small profit outta' them  (for once!) hahahaaa

 

 

The new paper bags are available from today. Picture: Dallas Kiolponen/Woolworths

Paper bags from Woolies will cost you an extra 20 cents for every 6kg of groceries

.. definitely do not want paper bags.

A Woolworths spokeswoman told news.com.au that the company would be keen to make the bags in Australia but there’s no manufacturer domestically with enough capacity to pump them out.

Full News Ltd story.

 

No real suprises there eh?  Did you see on the News tonight all the bare shelves in KMart - Target and Big W???  All awaiting "stock" from China?

Apparently people are having to wait until July before containers arrive from China.  There is also a shortage of electric blankets and Bunnings are awaiting stocks of tools etc. 

Guessing lots of small businesses would be hit with the same problem?

Oh yes I have had dealings with these bloody robots -- drive you insane -- and they are getting to be on so many sites -- and are useless and a waste of time

 

Seems the powers that be have woken up to the fact we should have been independent and NOT relying ob China  -- bit bloody late now

Yep - agree totally!  Saw lil Joshy "Friedegg" and ScoMo this morning - banging on about how they are going to scrutinise more carefully the purchasing of Aussie companies by o/seas bidders!

Shoulda' thought of that before selling off half of Australia!!!   Joke!

I also sent Woolies an email re those new   'paper' bags and asked why the hell can't the supply the biodegradable bags that we can use for household garbage -- instead of having to BUY them  -- will wait on a reply --- I am not holding my breath though -- very difficult these days to speak with a manager or such -- about imported stuff or other complaints

 

... haha - good luck with that one!  No one wants to hear any complaints about anything these days!

I just use those awful thick white plastic things they deliver the online shopping in for my general "rubbish"  - bet they don't break down like those thin grey ones used to?  I have heaps of them here - crazy!

There is a gorgeous "old style" greengrocer/butcher/cheese "shed" (trendy) here on the coast - they supply bags free of charge and the bags have big green smiley faces on the front saying "I'm biodegradable"!

You'd think Woolies could get bags like that surely?   Did you get that big long email from good ole' Brad Banacucchi (or whatever his name is lol) CEO Woolies today?  That says a whole heap of "crock" about what they are doing/planning etc.

 

Yes, that's the email I replied to Foxy,  if I don't get a reply I will NOT give up -- as you say if the ordinary butchers, etc. can give them out why can't Woolies -- bet it is because they are making even more money now with these bloody bags that will take forever to break down

The small supermarketdown the road sells biodegradable bags and only charge 5cents

Read a pretty hideous news story over the past few days about the killing of a wild pregnant elephant in India by feeding it explosive laden pineapples, causing injuries to its mouth and tongue making it unable to eat.  Think it just eventually died in a river.  

Incredible animals are elephants and no expert, but have heard/read over the years that  they often exhibit intelligence and sensitivities on many levels similar if not superior to humans.

But anyway found the story of this poor animal pretty hideous so felt in must go in the bin.

Also on a lighter and much more trivial gripe....I'm still on the long search for a decent tasting apple, so at this stage every apple I've eaten over the past 2 years goes into the bin as well.

Agree Humans are the worst and inferior to other animals

My favourite apple is the one I grew myself from a Pink Lady seed

I only buy Pink Lady and Granny Smith if that is any help ... both juicy and crisp

 

 

 

 

That is just dreadful Shetso, I would love to have the power to punish these types that do such things -- I tell you they would wish they had never been born!

Animals are the best people -- and have so much love and intelligence and are superior to humans most times

I agree with you re the apples and all fruit these days -- all awful,   I have been taking them back and getting my money back and get given more to taste to see what I like -- do not take it lying down -- the more complaint they get they will have to do something about it