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A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: March 3: Marketing cover up

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"In Whangarei there is a painter who only displays their phone number when the windscreen wipers are on," writes Mike.
"In Whangarei there is a painter who only displays their phone number when the windscreen wipers are on," writes Mike.

Dog proves best friend status
If I die alone at home, how many hours or days will it be until my pet dog, cat or bird eats me?

"My father in-law passed a few years ago," writes Steven Brewer on Quora.com.

"He lived alone with two large dogs. He passed away on his bed which was more like a low cot so the dogs had easy access to him. The neighbours became concerned when the dogs were howling instead of barking.

"The local sheriff eventually broke down the door. He had been dead about four days. The dogs were ravenous and severely dehydrated but they never touched their master."

Clive writes: "This beautiful sand-blasted pathway has an identical twin and they are both wrong. The road in New Lynn is "Binsted Road". You can see these for yourself at Ken Maunder park. My father (a printer) used to say "Never trust a signwriter".
Clive writes: "This beautiful sand-blasted pathway has an identical twin and they are both wrong. The road in New Lynn is "Binsted Road". You can see these for yourself at Ken Maunder park. My father (a printer) used to say "Never trust a signwriter".

American blows hot and cold on Britain's heritage
Americans living in the UK share what are their biggest irritations ... for Jaylyn Clark it is the British taps: He writes: "You don't see it as much but it is still evident in older structures; the separate hot and cold taps.

"I hated those things as a child and when I see them today they are as repugnant; you alternately scald or freeze your poor skin. And no, I've no interest in filling the basin to a comfortable temperature to wash - gross!"
(Via indy100.com)

Come prepared for job interview
Q: When asked in a job interview "What is your greatest weakness", what is your answer?

A: I hand the interviewer an envelope. When they open it they see a note that says "Sometimes I over-prepare".

Follows instructions to the letter.
Follows instructions to the letter.

Listen to: Missing Richard Simmons podcast. On February 15, 2014, Richard Simmons withdrew completely from his friends and confidants, he abruptly stopped showing up to teach his workout class in Los Angeles and he hasn't been seen in public since. Listen to the range of theories as to why the 68-year old has gone to ground. Listen here.

Video: The School of Life's advice on How to Help Those We Love is so very good...

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