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Katana_Geldar

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« Reply #19845 on: March 05, 2013, 03:09:48 PM »
An Australian University apparently got fed up with all the people who insisted that they should not have to pay a parking fine, because their situation was speshul.

The excuses we commonly get and why they won't work

Parking, so I've heard, is a valuable commodity at uni. I always took the bus. But the year I lived on campus we were right near the medicine faculty, and med students thought they were entitled to use our spaces.

This also reminds me of an episode of the west wing with the UN...
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« Reply #19846 on: March 05, 2013, 04:25:30 PM »
AAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many times, how many times MUST you be shown how to do a print preview, how to increase and decrease the size of a photo, BEFORE you send it to print and then blame our printer (once again) for making the photo so tiny/too big/B&W (because, "click the color option RIGHT HERE" seems to be beyond your understanding)????  Seriously, you have been coming here for six months and my colleagues and I have shown you how to do this half a dozen times each.  We aren't wizards at this, we just follow the directions.  You appear to be literate so why can't YOU do this? 

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« Reply #19847 on: March 05, 2013, 04:30:54 PM »
People who snuggle alcohol in cruise ships.

Really, the drinks are cheap compared to land ($9 martinis which are usually $15 to $20) and they go to do much effort to conceal the grog with the risk of it getting found...

Why bother?

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« Reply #19848 on: March 05, 2013, 04:53:06 PM »
Personally, I find drinks on cruises to be unbelievably expensive, but maybe I'm just cheap.   :)   That said, I wouldn't try to smuggle booze onboard - the risk of getting caught is just too great.

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« Reply #19849 on: March 05, 2013, 04:57:21 PM »
The price comparison was so great that Its one of th reasons that DH and I want to go back.

What can you expect to pay in the US for a martini? Here, as I said, it's 15-20.

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« Reply #19850 on: March 05, 2013, 04:59:38 PM »
The price comparison was so great that Its one of th reasons that DH and I want to go back.

What can you expect to pay in the US for a martini? Here, as I said, it's 15-20.

Sometimes, 'expensive' and cheap vary GREATLY by part of the country--each state sets it's own tax rates for some of this stuff.
I'd expect $10 for a martini in a bar...but I also usually make my drinks at home, where it's closer to $5. (give or take $4, because I can vary the quality of my liquor  ;))

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« Reply #19851 on: March 05, 2013, 05:02:07 PM »
Yeah, what dawbs said.  I don't tend to order drinks outside my house because it's so freakin' expensive.   :)

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« Reply #19852 on: March 05, 2013, 05:23:57 PM »
For a Martini? about $5-7 CDN dollars at a regular restaurant, maybe up to 8-9 for a fancier cocktail  or one of the few more upscale restaurants. In larger cities like Toronto I know it's more in the 9-15 range at high-end restaurants- I looked up Canoe's menu for reference and their martinis are listed at $12 each.
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« Reply #19853 on: March 05, 2013, 05:40:41 PM »
I like Holland America because you can bring on unlimited amounts of wine.

but yeah, the liquor prices can be pretty outrageous onboard the ship.

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« Reply #19854 on: March 05, 2013, 08:05:09 PM »
In Houston, a nine-dollar martini is high-end for all but the ritziest restaurants, but medium-range for strip clubs.
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« Reply #19855 on: March 05, 2013, 08:31:14 PM »
From graduate school today:  I spent most of last week 10-12 hours a day working on a presentation.  My partner made a smartboard activity.  We presented it today. Immediately upon finishing the chick behind me asked the teacher if she could have a copy of our project "so I can reference it when I work on mine." my jaw dropped.  Apparently since we were the first we need to provide everyone else with a guide so they don't have to work so hard.
 
yeah, I am not impressed with this concept.


Our presentation and the discussion was the very last thing to happen in class, so when I got home and went to work on homework, there was an email to the entire class from the same chick demanding that we all 'share' copies of our first project ( 10 ideas on how to use a smart board) so she "can use your ideas in my classes" - honestly, do your own work, but stealing from me is not going to make me like you.

     

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« Reply #19856 on: March 05, 2013, 08:36:35 PM »
...   From graduate school today:  I spent most of last week 10-12 hours a day working on a presentation.  My partner made a smartboard activity.  We presented it today. Immediately upon finishing the chick behind me asked the teacher if she could have a copy of our project "so I can reference it when I work on mine."  ...

I'm curious.  What was the teacher's response? ???

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« Reply #19857 on: March 05, 2013, 08:42:17 PM »
People who snuggle alcohol in cruise ships.

Really, the drinks are cheap compared to land ($9 martinis which are usually $15 to $20) and they go to do much effort to conceal the grog with the risk of it getting found...

Why bother?

Is it illegal?  What happens if they get caught?

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« Reply #19858 on: March 05, 2013, 08:45:10 PM »
People who snuggle alcohol in cruise ships.

Really, the drinks are cheap compared to land ($9 martinis which are usually $15 to $20) and they go to do much effort to conceal the grog with the risk of it getting found...

Why bother?

I find the thought of snuggling with one's alcohol a bit disturbing under any circumstances.  >:D

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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« Reply #19859 on: March 05, 2013, 08:46:11 PM »
...   From graduate school today:  I spent most of last week 10-12 hours a day working on a presentation.  My partner made a smartboard activity.  We presented it today. Immediately upon finishing the chick behind me asked the teacher if she could have a copy of our project "so I can reference it when I work on mine."  ...

I'm curious.  What was the teacher's response? ???

She was like "only if they want to"   

She encourages sharing, I don't believe in sharing.  I figure if I can put in the work, so can everyone else.  But this chick wants a copy of everything everyone makes for this class.  I will continue to refuse