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Old 02-15-2015, 08:27 AM   #581
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My husband uses Claritan D and I hate trying to buy it. Thought I would do my husband a favor and pick up since I am in stores more often than him.
WARNING: Trying to recall the exact information......according to guide lines you are suppose to be able to buy 9 grams of pseudoephedrine in a 30 day period. Since it's not a prescribed drug any more you can only buy it prepackaged. Each package contains 3.6 grams, so 2 packages of 15 pills isn't going to put you over the 9 gram limit. First time I bought it, I was told I could purchase again in 14 days. Came back in 14 days and was told I couldn't buy, still couldn't buy at 16 days. Finally on 17th day I could buy. I keep the receipts and mark on my calendar when I can buy and I've still been refused a couple of times. It's happened at different stores, Wal-Mart, Costco, CVS. They won't tell you why, just give you a web site and a incident # to check out. Now I ask husband/friends to pick up a pack if they are getting something for themselves. The stores tell you just go get a prescription and you won't have to worry about it. Don't take the amounts, times as fact, it's close but don't remember exactly. Rant over.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:23 AM   #582
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A movie theater chain in Texas will kick people out for texting or being on their phones during a movie. They run a PSA about it that's pretty good...although the language is pretty strong....
While I can see warning and then tossing people for texting or being on their phone during a movie as it disturbs other movie goers, if someone is using their phone as a flashlight to find a seat in the dark, that seems legit.

That said, I doubt the woman who left the voicemail was only using her phone as a flashlight.
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In perusing several publications I came across the claim "scientists say". Then go on blathering about stuff without quoting any single or several of the doctors of philosopy.

Martin Robbins seems to have the same peave. He writes far better than I. He wrote the article a few years ago.

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Yet legions of science reporters are trying to do just that. Science stories are plagued with opaque references to 'experts' and 'scientists', who 'say' or 'claim' things. The most common of these crimes against meaning is perhaps the ubiquitous phrase 'scientists say', a lazy clause as informative as "some people say..." or "I heard down the pub that..."
On many occasions when the phrase is employed, 'scientists say' no such thing. Some scientists say it, some don't, and some might say something completely different. Often the writer makes little attempt to clarify where the claim stands in the grand order of things."

Edit add: I really like the second paragraph, but quoting would likely garner a demerit or two.

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Old 02-16-2015, 05:22 PM   #584
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People who head out to the grocery store and sweep the shelves when snow is forecast. Geeze, it's a little bit of snow, not Armageddon!

We are expecting 3 to 5 inches, I didn't give it much thought and since we'd built up a bit of a grocery list I stopped by the grocery store on the way back from the gym. The place was mobbed! You'd have thought there wasn't going to be another truck stocking the store for six months.

A D.C. area TV meteorologist (Topper Shutt) used to use a unit of measure for this phenomenon called the "bread-o-meter" to rate snowfalls. I guess some network muckety-muck decided it was insulting to idiots because he doesn't use it anymore.
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UPS deliveries as I never know when they want a signature or when they just drop the package off. This morning, they tried delivering at 9 am while I was out, so they will try again tomorrow. Usually, UPS doesn't make a delivery by me until late in the afternoon, plus mostly the package is just dropped off.

I assume the sender wants a signature as I got a used laptop.
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Walked by the Living room where DW was watching some fashion show on TV. She said that is what it was.

I was totally astounded. 6 foot tall 2x4s with some colored strips of material randomly tacked on were actually walking. They were semingly alive. Their walk resembled some robots stomping along with vacant stares as if drugged or something.
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Walked by the Living room where DW was watching some fashion show on TV. She said that is what it was.

I was totally astounded. 6 foot tall 2x4s with some colored strips of material randomly tacked on were actually walking. They were semingly alive. Their walk resembled some robots stomping along with vacant stares as if drugged or something.
Isn't that called basketball?
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Being nearly assaulted by charity organizations when I enter a local department store. Little old church lady corners you and launches into a spiel: pay $5.00 that gives you a coupon book so you can spend lots more $$ and get nominal sums off. This particular department store seems to have this kind of charitable mission many months out of the year. I always feel like a scum bag not contributing to charitable-retail mission work.
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Solicitors at traffic lights with buckets asking for money to fund a "charity" or the Police Department's summer picnic.
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For many years an intersection with traffic light was manned by a guy selling "peach pie, final call" The "final call" was (is still) the paper published by the good reverend Farrakhan.
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Current peeve: I cannot get a full sized toothbrush anymore!

Oral-b used to make a "Full 60". Not anymore. 40 is their standards.

I have a big mouth and need that big brush. Why is this happening? It is bad for my teeth.
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Giving to a charity and then getting almost weekly mail from them asking for more. Hate that.
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Giving to a charity and then getting almost weekly mail from them asking for more. Hate that.
Decades ago my older sister would put her daily pocket change into a jar. When she had $5-$10 she'd take the change to the bank and deposit it in a checking account and write a check to a charity. After a couple of years the resulting deluge of junk mail asking for more made her swear off donating to charities forever. So they really shoot themselves in the foot doing that.
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Walked by the Living room where DW was watching some fashion show on TV. She said that is what it was.

I was totally astounded. 6 foot tall 2x4s with some colored strips of material randomly tacked on were actually walking. They were semingly alive. Their walk resembled some robots stomping along with vacant stares as if drugged or something.
The Cigarettes and Heroin fashion model diet plan. Not the majority, but some do. Very ugly part of the business.
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Swapping batteries in smoke detectors.

DW guilts me (rightly so) to do the bi-annual battery swap (Spring ahead, Fall back mantra) in the house smoke detectors.

Bloody devices - you put fresh batteries in them and they still decide to intermittently chirp like a colicky baby.

Then spend the next half a day standing around and running from room to room to find out which detector is complaining and try a different battery.


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Fashion models have always looked grumpy and ugly to me, even when I was little and the models were not quite so stick-like. My mother explained that models do not smile because you are not really supposed to look at the models - you are supposed to look at the clothes, but that never made sense to me.

Then again, I have never liked bridal outfits either. Everyone else raves about the bride and I think, "She'd be so much prettier in a normal dress."

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Giving to a charity and then getting almost weekly mail from them asking for more. Hate that.
This is one of the best things about setting up a donor-advised charitable fund at Fidelity a few years ago. Nearly all my donations are made anonymously now, and the amount of begging mail has dwindled to almost nothing. The extra benefit is that FIDO makes it so easy that our annual charitable donations have easily doubled since setting up the DAF.
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