Sideswipe

A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: September 2: Loo laughs

Aim High. Photo / Supplied
Aim High. Photo / Supplied

Christians are not all dour and humourless, says Ken. "Saw this in the men's toilet of the Kinder Library at St John's Theological College."

Consumer bites back

In the age of the internet customers can get quite creative if they feel they are being ignored by their service providers. Tim Kelleher has set up a web page with a running total of time he has spent without phone or internet since switching to new ISP Orcon - six days, 22 hours 16 minutes and 31 seconds, it read at time of publication. To further make his case he has logged the total time spent on the phone to Orcon customer service staff (2.75 hours so far) and the duration of each of the eight calls. And to spread the word of his frustration, a convenient Twitter button says, "help remind Orcon they need to fix my internet." Somehow, we think he'll have his connection up and running very soon ... Go to fifteen.co.nz

Best cuppa ever

A reader writes: "My 8-year-old made me a cup of tea last night. He wanted to do it all by himself, "for you Mum, because you deserve it," he said. (Thanks L'Oreal - he just wants to stay up past bedtime, really). Clattering and banging; chairs scraping along the floor to reach the sugar in the high cupboard ... jug filled and boiled, poured, milk added, stirred and delivered ever so slowly, with hands stuffed in oven gloves surrounding the vast mug. Best cuppa ever."

Flying pigs just the start

A reader writes: "The Kiwibank ad has flying pigs as a nod to BNZ pigs flying over ... anyone notice the black horse in the background ... Similar to another bank's icon, maybe? If you go to the YouTube video it shows 'Mr Goldsmith' with an American accent eating a bagel and signing up to Kiwibank, saying, 'it's good to be wanted by a bank that appreciates me'."

Apple idea might fly too

Fruit missiles: Giving every Australian fan at the World Cup Rugby a New Zealand apple would create carnage during the Mexican wave, says one reader.

- NZ Herald

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