This museum sign really makes you wonder what was on display.
How to survive a zebra crossing
Doug of Dannemora writes: "Having been a professional driver for a large part of my chequered career - from trucks to limos - here are some cautionary notes for pedestrians: Never step out on to a pedestrian crossing assuming that you have right-of-way and the cycle/car/truck/bus/skateboarder/unicyclist will stop (or even see you). Always wait until approaching traffic has stopped before you move a muscle. Even if you are wearing your fluoro safety vest and leggings, helmet, bullet-proof vest and harness and holding up a red flare, you are a candidate for an instant Darwin Award."
Sales ploy without my consent
A reader writes: "Was nonplussed to get a letter from a window-furnishing company recommending their product and quoting my building consent number from the Papakura council. The council says building consents are publicly available. That makes sense if you are buying a home, but surely was not meant for companies to come cold-calling? And what if some poor soul thinks the quoting of the consent number links the company officially with the council?"
Rent an inner-city patch
Timeshare Backyard allows apartment dwellers the chance to rent a backyard. The empty grassy section in Manhattan can be rented for $50 an hour and renters can specify added options like a slip-n-slide, barbecue, or live band. (Source: LaughingSquid.com)
Letting the side down
Perhaps we should have heeded Telecom's call. After yesterday's shock rugby loss, comic Raybon Kan tweeted: "All Blacks lose to South Africa. OK fans, own up: who had sex?? We had a deal!!!"By Ana Samways Email Ana