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Old 06-11-2008, 05:18 PM   #21
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Why does the phrase "shot himself in the foot" coome to mind?
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:25 PM   #22
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I like guns for the fun factor of wrecking stuff. It's a left over juvenile male thing. I would not hurt a defenseless/innocent animal in any incarnation.
Good on you, Mike.

I enjoy target shooting (although my experience of full-auto weapons is strictly limited to my navy days!), but would never harm an animal (or a person).
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:33 PM   #23
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In other news, Donna was waiting until the end of the day to tell her boss she was quitting. In the meanwhile she mailed out over $10,000 worth of free spare parts to lucky customers.
Actually, Donna's $35,000 customer service job was outsourced to India after Home Depot switched to a Chinese supplier due to the fact that most US Consumers "don't care where the products they buy come from" Her husband worked as a foreman in the manufacturing plant, making $50,000/ year and he is out of work, too. They defaulted on their mortgage, lived off their credit cards for a couple of years, and eventually declared bankruptcy, along with almost everyone else in Smalltown, USA where they had lived and worked all of their lives. And the Indians and Chinese all lived happily ever after. The end. I'm sure there is a moral in this story somewhere, but I've been told I'm too stupid to see it...

What a great Customer service story. It makes you proud to support a company like that doesn't it?
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:38 PM   #24
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They defaulted on their mortgage, lived off their credit cards for a couple of years, and eventually declared bankruptcy
Great people.
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Better wait until the parts arrive, they are the correct ones, and the invoice amount is correct.

Your wisdom and experience are evidenced by this remark Al. I think that it would have been prudent to wait for the climax of this tale before I got too excited.
My conversation with Donna was on Monday. On Wednesday the UPS man handed me my hydrant head in a box. Everything I expected was included plus a flow control knob that I hadnít bargained for.
I considered reporting to the forum that I had decided to screw Simmons out of the money due them, just to teach them a lesson. Instead, I posted a check to them yesterday afternoon as soon as I finished the job of installing the replacement part.
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At least tell us the invoice was in rupees...
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