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airborne_artist
3rd Sep 2008, 16:15
If I need to print an email, it's my choice, and I'm probably doing it for a good reason, so please don't lecture me each and every time you send me an email.

Or am I being an old crusty? Discuss :ok:

FlightTester
3rd Sep 2008, 16:40
Agree!

My other current pet peeves are my utility billing statements. Usually something along the lines of "save trees, choose paperless billing". Translates as, if we stop sending out 50,000 paper bills a month, we make more profit and get to look as though we're saving the environment. Aarggh:*

treadigraph
3rd Sep 2008, 18:26
A_A, I only print for good reasons too!

However, some of my colleagues seemingly print and file every bloody email and attachment they receive, mostly never to see the light of day again. I swear that at least one of them will be able to dig out a hard copy of my 40th birthday drinks invite I emailed to all and sundry four and a half years ago! And this despite the fact we are supposedly moving to a paperless office and certainly need the cupboard space for more pressing storage!

Flighttester, I've recently gone for paperless bank statements and will follow on with whatever else I can. I'm just in the process of shredding innumerable bank/credit card/utility statements and other bills that have stacked up in drawers over the years - God forbid that I should ever need to do it again!

M.Mouse
3rd Sep 2008, 19:06
Discuss

Er......Why?

Rainboe
3rd Sep 2008, 19:17
As he's aged only 9, I think a discussion would be above him!

G-CPTN
3rd Sep 2008, 19:41
Not if his name was Marc Yu . . .
YouTube - Marc Yu Talks About Roland Pianos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpnsZKmuO0Q)

airborne_artist
3rd Sep 2008, 20:53
As he's aged only 9

I've only had nine proper birthdays :ok:

BlueWolf
3rd Sep 2008, 21:04
Well I think you're all being very selfish.

I mean think of the forestry workers, and the pulp and paper workers who make the paper, and the people in the ink factories; the truckies who transport all that paper, and ink, and printers and filing cabinets, to say nothing of the mechanics who service the trucks, or the electronics factory workers who make the printers, or the sheetmetal workers who build the filing cabinets.

They all have families. Their children will starve, STARVE I tell you, if you move to this "paperless office".

And for what? to save trees - which are only planted and grown in the first place so they can be cut down to make paper!!! :confused::bored::ugh:

:E

ArthurR
4th Sep 2008, 14:30
AA where you born on the 29 Feb by any chance?

Bluewolf, have to agree with you, I try to use a rain forest every year. They're going to keep cutting them down anyway, and the more I use that gets recycled, keeps the supply going for those that like to feel supperior :E

Notmyreallogin
4th Sep 2008, 15:46
Whilst there are any organisations that might want recent statements/utility bills for ID (From Blockbusters to banks) I will not be taking up their kind offer of paperless billing (apart from BT because they give a discount).

Also for tax stuff.

NMRL

tallsandwich
4th Sep 2008, 18:32
You are spot on, the same [email protected] who have this holier-than-thou crap on their email signature are also the ones that think you will save the planet just by not boiling a full kettle each time. Unless you radically change your lifestyle (and have no kids) then you are a part of the CO2 problem.

I guess that people who have "Baby on board" stickers are also the ones who use this email signature. If your baby is in the car, stop filling the back windscreen with shite like that so you can see properly out of it and do not kill you baby in an accident due to lack of visibility in your rear view mirror.

Tossers :-)

Not posted for a while, but I feel better already.

Llademos
4th Sep 2008, 19:02
I am very impressed ... 'printing emails' to 'baby on board' rants in 11 steps! True JetBlast genius. :D

While we're on the subject of the environment bandwagon, my local council has decided to replace all their 'Welcome too ...' signs to include one that says 'Tackling Climate Change'. I've written to my councillor asking him for a breakdown of the CO2 emissions involved in the making, transporting and fixing of said sign.

Ll

Tolsti
4th Sep 2008, 19:17
That's why I always use the lift in offices?shopping centres etc..... keeps the lift engineers in jobs I tell myself. Good Socialist practice.

aviate1138
5th Sep 2008, 06:53
tallsandwich opined........

"Unless you radically change your lifestyle (and have no kids) then you are a part of the CO2 problem."


Aviate asks.....
And you really think CO2 is a "Problem?" Particularly the miniscule 3% that Mankind generates. Or the 0.038% total CO2 in the atmosphere.

Proof? Scientific, independent, peer reviewed proof? Like CO2 itself there is very little of it about. :rolleyes:

CO2 is not a problem considering the earth has had 7000 ppm CO2 [Now about 380 ppm] and an Ice Age at the same time, many years ago.

ExSp33db1rd
5th Sep 2008, 10:23
......... I'm just in the process of shredding...........


I hope your Hard Drive never gets Brewers' Droop :E

frostbite
5th Sep 2008, 12:07
Since first connecting to t'net a long time ago, I cannot recall EVER printing an email - do I get the wrong kind?

Grayfly
5th Sep 2008, 12:22
Dragging this off thread again briefly, the 'Baby on Board' sticker users...I always thought this was only used when a baby was actually in the car and in the event of an accident the emergency services would be aware. If you use the sticker with no baby in the car and have an accident, the emergency services will be looking for a baby that isn't there. :ugh: Is it just a fashion accessory now or a reference to the driver?

ZFT
5th Sep 2008, 12:27
Again off thread but I detest those hotels that ask you to reuse towels/lines to save the environment.

Increase their margins more like.

lexxity
6th Sep 2008, 17:23
Is it just a fashion accessory now or a reference to the driver?

Possibly both? There was a discussion about this on radio 2 yesterday. Some female comedian sounding off about smug parents being the only ones who would use them. Follwed up by lots of calls from parents unable to say why they had one and a chap from the Proffesional Ambulance Personel Union (or somesuch) saying they weren't a good idea.

ShyTorque
6th Sep 2008, 18:08
Dragging this off thread again briefly, the 'Baby on Board' sticker users...I always thought this was only used when a baby was actually in the car and in the event of an accident the emergency services would be aware. If you use the sticker with no baby in the car and have an accident, the emergency services will be looking for a baby that isn't there. Is it just a fashion accessory now or a reference to the driver?
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The stickers are redundant these days. Babies on board have to be carried in a baby chair, which should be a better clue for the emergency services.

G-CPTN
6th Sep 2008, 18:18
Is 'Baby on board' like 'steak on a platter'?

Kolibear
6th Sep 2008, 20:50
Why is it always 'Baby on board' or 'Princess on board' and never 'Irritating screaming brat on board'?

AngelOfMusic
7th Sep 2008, 07:56
Those signs can be arranged, ready to swap with "friend's" signs...

Llademos
7th Sep 2008, 09:18
The worst I ever saw ...

Nanny's Little Princess On Board'
:mad:

2 sheds
7th Sep 2008, 10:16
I have always thought it surprising that all the safety oriented organisations do not promote the banning of anything that obscures even part of the windows around a vehicle, the only exception, perhaps, being the road tax disc.

However, Baby on Board and, even worse, Princess on Board are useful warning signs. = driver of limited intellect.

2 s

wdatp, wdgas

BOFH
7th Sep 2008, 12:41
Did Henri Paul's car have a 'Princess on Board' placard in it?

BOFH

henry crun
7th Sep 2008, 22:35
I have no idea why some people display a Baby Onboard sign in their rear window.

However, I reckon if it is important enough to them to let others know that fact, it must surely be important to publicise the lack of babies in my car.

I have now printed "NO BABY ONBOARD" and stuck it on my rear screen.

TimmoWhakatane
8th Sep 2008, 02:03
ohh good idea!

Im going to make one up that says 'No baby on board... Just a plastic bag, a screwed up till receipt, one wheel nut, an empty tin of mints, a pen that no longer works and a few stones covered in tar stuck to my floor mat.


Annnnnnnnyway.......time to get this thread back on track.

Rwy in Sight
8th Sep 2008, 04:41
I do print emails (regardless any catch phrase on it) if I feel I need it for my work. There is nothing like some handwriten (Sp?) on a piece of paper to attract attention.

Obviously a lot of mails end being recycled but that's another story.

Rwy in Sight

The Flying Pram
8th Sep 2008, 15:06
I remember the first talk of "paperless offices" - I couldn't see it ever happening.
I guess that most of these Emails are printed because nobody trusts computers. Granted paper can be destroyed by fire and water (just like computers), but it doesn't have to boot up, or load, can't be deleted by an accidental keystroke, or wiped out by a virus.....