Archive for May 30th, 2008

You know you’re obsessed when…

2CC are broadcasting a Canberra Raiders match and you’re more interested in the Brisbane V Parramatta match, and you can’t stand the Channel Nine commentary team, so you mute the television, listen to the 2GB webstream, and use a PVR to delay the television coverage of the match by about ten seconds to bring it in sync with the 2GB webstream.

I’m glad that 2GB are able to stream their coverage of NRL matches (unlike the way the AFL’s radio partners are treated…a case of “you can’t stream the match, but we’ll stream your station through our website”)…if it hadn’t been for the webstream of Andrew Moore, Steven Roach and Peter Psaltis’ call of the match, I probably would have just gone to bed.

Samuel

May 30th, 2008 at 10:03pm

Bunnings Warehouse Copywriters say…

Andrew, apparently a Bunnings Warehouse team member, talks about the people who comes to Bunnings’ DIY Workshops:
“They come in with an idea on how to learn something”

Samuel says: “No comment”.

Samuel

May 30th, 2008 at 09:46pm

And an email to 2GB’s Andrew Moore

Hi Andrew,

Actually this is the second time the scores have been level in the match, not the first. The first was nil all.

Love the call.

Samuel
Canberra

May 30th, 2008 at 09:00pm

Ray Warren says…

“He almost nearly lost that”

I’m going back to the radio coverage now.

Samuel

May 30th, 2008 at 08:26pm

Odd Jobs

There’s definitely something odd about job advertisements on a Friday. A quick look through the jobs advertised on seek.com.au in the ACT region today has tossed up these:

  • A laundromat job which requires a police check
  • The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (Australia‚Äôs overseas secret intelligence collection agency) looking for a locksmith who can travel interstate and overseas at short notice.
  • The federal Department of Education, Training and the Arts listing three identical ads for a physiotherapist job in Queensland as an ACT job in the space of two minutes.
  • Frontline Retail (a recruitment agency) posting the majority of their brief job descriptions (the short blurbs which appear in search results) for the day entirely in capital letters with excessive use of exclamation marks and question marks.

At least I’m being entertained by the job advertisements.

Samuel

May 30th, 2008 at 08:17pm

Prescription number 077954

After seeing a neurologist this afternoon to discuss ongoing persistent migraines, I visited the pharmacy in Cooleman Court to hand in an almost unreadable prescription. I left with prescription receipt number 077954 and returned about ten minutes later, at which time the pharmacist was summoned to talk to me about the medication.

I don’t know about you, but when a pharmacist looks at a box of medication and announces that he has never seen it before and has no idea what it does, and then decides to read bits of the medicine’s documentation to me, I am not filled with confidence.

He managed to retract more confidence a short time later when he thought that Lexapro (the other medication that I am taking at the moment) was two different medications, and didn’t know what either of them did.

This is a contrast to my usual pharmacy where advice from the pharmacist comes in the form of stickers on the box. Human interactions are generally limited to “Here’s your prescription, pay at the counter”. If this is the standard of care in our pharmacies, perhaps there isn’t anything to lose by letting supermarkets have in-store pharmacies…as long as they don’t start charging us by the litre.

Samuel

3 comments May 30th, 2008 at 05:03pm

The Bath Song

The things people will do in the name of educating children can be quite disturbing. I originally found this with the intent of playing every time Nattie has a bath and seeing how long it takes her to make the connection…the videos was far too amusingly disturbing to subject an innocent dog to though, so I abandoned the experiment and saved the link for the benefit of a slow day on this blog.

Enjoy!

Samuel

May 30th, 2008 at 12:25pm


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