Return of the silly little things that annoy you thread

The first time I heard someone had passed, my immediate thought was to wonder what exam they had been taking at such an old age. Or perhaps they'd been learning to drive, and had just got their license.

License of course is another word increasingly used with no qualification. It's important to know whether it is "driving" or "to kill" :)
 
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Milk with the new eco-friendly white top replacing the green, blue etc. Can’t tell you how many times I have tried to pour milk into my tea recently and wondered why nothing is coming out of the carton.
 
I agree - but sometimes the Department of Redundancy Department does have value. I remember a former boss - an American - getting into trouble when he was nearly 12 hours late for his Eurostar reservation...
Easily done. After having complained about the non-arrival of a supermarket delivery, it was pointed out that it was booked for the evening. In my defence, I could point to a couple of usability issues on the booking page.

Also, a maths professor turned up for a conference on the correct day of the year, but one year early. The story was told to me about about a specific person, and by someone taught in the same department, so I have every reason to believe it was not apocryphal.
 
Also, a maths professor turned up for a conference on the correct day of the year, but one year early. The story was told to me about about a specific person, and by someone taught in the same department, so I have every reason to believe it was not apocryphal.

I heard the same story about a group of Indian ant biologists. Again, not apocryphal - I heard it from someone who took them on a tour around the Northern Territory looking for cool ants so their trip wasn't totally wasted.
 
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