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Old 04-25-2014, 08:22 AM   #81
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Robo calls from Doctor and Dentists offices that say " please call us back regarding your scheduled appointment on (insert date and time)". Upon calling back your learn that you are calling to affirm that you will be at the appt.

I made the appt, answered the @#$* robo call and I still have to call back? Really?
The rate of "no-shows" at medical appointments can be very high. This leads to wasted time, economic insufficiency and longer wait times. When confirmation that a patient will attend cannot be obtained, chances are high that the patient has forgotten or chooses not to attend. Someone else can then be seen at short notice.

My dentist's office gas this down to a tee, and I really appreciate the text reminder and the no waiting. My doctor's office too. Last time I called for a routine appointment, they offered me one that day at 3:30 pm.
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Sorry to hear what you are going thru. Definitely makes my pet peeves seem really petty. Nothing is more important than our health. Hope you have a very successful outcome.
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Sorry to hear what you are going thru. Definitely makes my pet peeves seem really petty. Nothing is more important than our health. Hope you have a very successful outcome.

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thanks. had my half way scan and things are looking great in terms of a complete remission. The process of getting well can be trying but I have Feb 2015 FIRE to look forward to so spending time on this site absorbing lots of good advice.


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Anywhere near Colorado? A little pot will help keep that nausea under control.
Helped my mother greatly when she had chemo from colon cancer.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:49 AM   #88
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Gasp! I have no pet peeve to post today but the day is still young .
Eh, what do you expect from a forum full of grouchy geezers? There are younger posters here too, but after being here for a while the crankiness will spread to them too. It's contagious, you know?
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remove flash and the problem goes away (there are also flash blocker add ons)
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Hang in there! My wife made it through by thinking the nausea was proof the chemo was working. Best wishes!
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My daughter watching the local game in a non high-def station and then tells me she can't tell the difference even though the screen is 3 inches smaller on each side!
Ha Ha. Sounds just like my wife. She'll be watching something in SD and I'll ask her "why aren't you watching this one channel over in HD?", her reply is always the same, "hmm, I can't tell the difference".
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Oh boy, I'm sorry you are going through this. Stay strong and know it gets better.
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Pet Peeve for today...
I went to my local bank branch today to get my signature notarized on several legal documents pertaining to probate on my late Dad's estate. They refused to notorize them because the boiler plate documents contained wording related to distribution of unspecified investment assets or some such nonsense. They would first have to submit them to their legal dept. for approval which would take 1 or 2 days. I was tempted to go over to the teller window and close my account on the spot. They are sitting on about $68,000 of my money in a checking account for which they pay me zero % interest and this is the service they provide?

So I had to go across the street to the UPS store. Paid $1.00 per notary and no problem.
I don't get that. By notarizing it they are only saying that you signed it and not taking any responsibility for the document you are signing.
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Sometimes it is better to have notarization effected by a notary who is not attached to a financial institution. We have a notary in our town clerk's office who serves this role well.
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Ha Ha. Sounds just like my wife. She'll be watching something in SD and I'll ask her "why aren't you watching this one channel over in HD?", her reply is always the same, "hmm, I can't tell the difference".

Having played music, been a DJ, and done audio and video production, I tend to notice a lot of things that other people don't.
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Being in the fast lane on the freeway going with the flow of traffic with many cars ahead. The guy behind you is riding your bumper and is angry with you because you are not riding the bumper of the guy in front of you I would move over, but the left lane is passing cars on the right and would have to brake, merge to the right and then merge back left.....

Some folks think they are more important then anyone else on the road. I see this kind of behavior more and more.
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Being in the fast lane on the freeway going with the flow of traffic with many cars ahead. The guy behind you is riding your bumper and is angry with you because you are not riding the bumper of the guy in front of you I would move over, but the left lane is passing cars on the right and would have to brake, merge to the right and then merge back left.....

Some folks think they are more important then anyone else on the road. I see this kind of behavior more and more.
That type of behavior results in the left foot touching the brake pedal, just enough to light up the brake lights. I don't slow down, or brake, it just let's them know I might have to. I've been rear ended by 3 careless drivers who were all tailgating, seems like they stay further back, when the brake lights come on, yes I get a few one finger salutes when I do this.
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Elderly drivers(usually) who drive down the road for miles with their left foot on the brake and their right on the gas. Probably the same ones who leave the blinker on when they're not turning.
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