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Old 13th October 2015, 11:06 AM
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can someone explain me why people who say call back in 15 minutes get angry when I actually call the back in 15 minutes.
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When you think you've find the perfect curry delivery:

They start cutting costs and use cheaper ingredients or cut the curry with lots of gee.
And the search starts again...

Laundry service used to know when the clean shirt count was low. The delivery was always "the day after tomorrow".


Now they attempt to deliver when you're not home without ringing to agree a time first and thinking it's ok to deliver 3-4 days late.
And the search starts again...

The list is longer than this...
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Roundabouts.

I saw a police offer car parked on the outside lane of a roundabout. I had to emergency stop, then drive around him.

Never in my life.

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Made the mistake of going to Lime Tree Cafe on SZR last week.
Full of little noisy brats running around everyone's tables and nearly crashing into the poor waiters with trays full of hot drinks.

Think I'll stick to the boozers from now on.

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Old 20th October 2015, 07:50 AM
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When you think you've find the perfect curry delivery:

They start cutting costs and use cheaper ingredients or cut the curry with lots of gee.
And the search starts again...



We thought we'd cracked it with a curry house in Disco Gardens. Lovely, authentic food
and the prices weren't bad either.

I got a text from them saying they were offering a 10% discount throughout October.
We've had 2 so far this month and the quality's been dire.

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Having some work done on the office , work was supposed to start on Tuesday. The boss phones up and claims we agreed Thursday. Thursday the guys turn up, 3 of them lean on the filing cabinets while 1 guy waves a paintbrush around for a bit. Nobody showed up Sunday, yesterday I was in the office until 9:00pm waiting for them to finish up, obviously a long way from finishing so I kick them out and we agree they will come back at 10:00am this morning. It's now gone midday and no sign of them, nobody is answering the phone. If the company hadn't already paid them a chunk of the bill I'd be telling them to forget it and sling your hook.

Another gripe of the day is that I'm still waiting on the refund from the security deposit on the car I hired back in May, along with 2 other guys in the company. Last week they say they'll issue a cheque to the company, then the story changed to we each have to go in and pick up individual cheques, then it changes to they'll wire the money over, last week they said the cheque would be deposited into the bank last week and the money will be there Monday. Today I ring up and get a guy that goes all mumbly on the phone when you ask him a direct question.

This place can be infuriating at times with the lack of professionalism. I'm sure if most of us did our jobs this badly we'd be fired within a week.
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When you think you've find the perfect curry delivery:

They start cutting costs and use cheaper ingredients or cut the curry with lots of gee.
And the search starts again...



We thought we'd cracked it with a curry house in Disco Gardens. Lovely, authentic food
and the prices weren't bad either.

I got a text from them saying they were offering a 10% discount throughout October.
We've had 2 so far this month and the quality's been dire.
Oh, yes! We've noticed that too and not just with curry houses. Any time they are offering discounts the quality goes down the pan.
What sort of logic is that?? Yes maamsir, we'll offer discount but will reduce portion sizes and use poorer quality ingredients. Sometimes one has to wonder was it really mutton or was it a smaller very distant cousin...

And the search starts again...

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Made the mistake of going to Lime Tree Cafe on SZR last week.
Full of little noisy brats running around everyone's tables and nearly crashing into the poor waiters with trays full of hot drinks.

Think I'll stick to the boozers from now on.
I cannot stand noisy brats treating everywhere as their own private playground. It's the screeching that really pi$$es me off.
A smoky boozer is usually brat free.

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I cannot stand noisy brats treating everywhere as their own private playground. It's the screeching that really pi$$es me off.
A smoky boozer is usually brat free.
Childless I see. Probably for the better.

Anyway I hate "smoky boozers". I like how Canada bans smokers. In my eyes the pure arrogance of someone to smoke next to a non smoker is atrocious. Oh ok, it's your prerogative to smoke, poison yourself, destroy your teeth, increase chances of getting cancer and stink, but leave me out of it. As a non smoker in Dubai my only option is to is to stand outside in the sweltering heat and not be poisoned by the selfish few.

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Childless I see. Probably for the better.

Anyway I hate "smoky boozers". I like how Canada bans smokers. In my eyes the pure arrogance of someone to smoke next to a non smoker is atrocious. Oh ok, it's your prerogative to smoke, poison yourself, destroy your teeth, increase chances of getting cancer and stink, but leave me out of it. As a non smoker in Dubai my only option is to is to stand outside in the sweltering heat and not be poisoned by the selfish few.
Shouldn't you also have added that "TG people like you don't breed"?
Assumptions, assumptions.

Boohoo. Do you research. There are plenty of places in Dubai that are non-smoking.
Bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés. You better get on with your research quickly as the weather is getting excellent now for us smokers to sit outside and smoke.
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