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Old 11-06-2015, 03:25 PM   #1061
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I just got one from someone from the Windows Technical Support about a problem with my windows computer. I've been a Mac guy for years.
I got one a while back informing me that 'their' records show that my house furnace had not been checked and adjusted on a timely basis. If I did not have this done very soon, as a licensed contractor they would 'have to report me to the Fire Marshal' or risk losing their license.

I have electric heating.
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I just got one from someone from the Windows Technical Support about a problem with my windows computer. I've been a Mac guy for years. Anyway, I had heard if this scam before and was going to just hang up...but I lost control and went on a cussing rampage into the phone at a louder volume than I usually speak. And I don't normally cuss...don't know what came over me!


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Next time don't get mad, get even, and entertain yourself while doing so. Do this, the guy keep the scammer on the phone for 15 minutes:
I had a guy call me the other day telling me my PC was infected. I kept him on the line for about 10 minutes, just playing along.

When I get a call from an obvious donor request and they say: "hello, Marko!...", I say "wait a minute, let me get him". Then I put the phone down and come back in 20 minutes (or when I hear the phone beeping)
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:42 PM   #1063
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When I get a call from an obvious donor request and they say: "hello, Marko!...", I say "wait a minute, let me get him". Then I put the phone down and come back in 20 minutes (or when I hear the phone beeping)
I may use that with the next round of political harassment calls begin.



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Old 11-06-2015, 03:44 PM   #1064
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My son had a allergy to milk, corn and chocolate, it never stopped him from the Halloween experience. He understood the circumstances of eating candy with the above allergens, so it was promptly traded for the home made candy she had waiting. No exasperated kid, neighbors, or parents.

Just a wonderful celiac wife, mother who did what she had to do to make it all work out.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:40 PM   #1065
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Web sites that sell a product or service but make it very hard to find out how much it costs.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #1066
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I may use that with the next round of political harassment calls begin.



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Old 11-08-2015, 07:35 AM   #1067
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More of an eye roll than a pet peeve but like some of you I visit other sites.

When people post under the guise of "looking for advice"but are clearly bragging. Real examples:

From a car forum:
"Oh my DH just bought me a Bentley how do I handle people asking me how much it cost"?

From a fashion forum:

"I feel so awkward when I take out my black American Express card because everyone knows you have to be very wealthy to get one, how do I handle the stares"?

Same forum:

"Ugh! I'm not trying to brag but I'm very beautiful and just so over old men trying to hit on me what should I do"?

Then well meaning people post with the intent to help allowing the OP way more mileage out of the thread than needed lol.


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Old 11-09-2015, 01:04 PM   #1068
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My pet peeve of the day is when folks who really should be at home but show up sick at w*rk. Case in point, saw the cashier at the grocery store cough in his hands a few times then into his shirt to prevent coughing in open air. All the while ringing up the groceries, handling the items through the conveyor belt and cart.

Probably in my mind, but now I feel a tickle in my throat .
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My pet peeve of the day is my DH's inattention to his housecleaning. I have been sick and in bed (pneumonia-it was bad!) since Saturday until Wednesday, so the last couple of days as I sat a little less wilted, I've been a nag about housework and DH did some straightening up. I am cleaning the kitchen this morning and sat down at our kitchen desk for a moment (which also needs decluttering.) At the front edge of the desk is a single "Smartie" candy, which DS probably dropped somewhere in the kitchen or family room. Someone had picked it up and placed it on the desk, directly over the trash bin under the desk. DS has been out of town this week, so I know the culprit.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:21 AM   #1070
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EWG, glad you are feeling a bit better! And yes, totally sympathize!

DH famously, a few years ago, in a sudden spurt of helpfulness, asked me innocently "so do we have one of those things, you know, those things you use to clean the toilet?"
Once I replied in the affirmative and realized the implications in a 20+ marriage of those words, I swore as God as my witness that I would never clean a toilet again.
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At the front edge of the desk is a single "Smartie" candy, which DS probably dropped somewhere in the kitchen or family room. Someone had picked it up and placed it [I]on the desk, directly over the trash bin under the desk.
Ha, yes, I hear ya! The plastic ring off the milk cap set on the counter right over the trash can. Or empty envelopes from opened mail, or the empty tea box or vitamin bottle. Or the clean utensils set on the breadboard (which BTW is left covered in crumbs) right over the drawer where they go. Need we discuss open cupboard doors?

To DBF's credit, he's Johnny-on-the-spot when the cat yacks up a hairball. Does a good job, too, with the pet spotter spray and the little green machine.
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Ha, yes, I hear ya! The plastic ring off the milk cap set on the counter right over the trash can.
Here it is the gum wrappers--"it's in your hand already, put it in the trash. Are we keeping it because we might need to keep to re-wrap the gum in the future? " But I'm guilty of far more flagrant housekeeping offenses, so I've got no room to talk.
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My pet peeve of the day is when folks who really should be at home but show up sick at w*rk. Case in point, saw the cashier at the grocery store cough in his hands a few times then into his shirt to prevent coughing in open air. All the while ringing up the groceries, handling the items through the conveyor belt and cart.

Probably in my mind, but now I feel a tickle in my throat .
Those low end jobs don't offer sick days. You call in, you lose your job. At my previous employer, on your 4th call in you got your review pushed back 6 months, 5th resulted in review pushed back additional 6 months, 6th you got a meeting with department head and company manager, 7th you were fired. If you got 5 in one year then the next year your review was pushed back 6 months on your 3rd call in, meeting after 4th, and fired after 5th call in. You either work sick or lose your job.
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:17 PM   #1075
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Laborers who do not show up for an appointment , I stayed home Thursday to wait for a painter to give me an estimate . No one called or showed up .
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The overuse of the word "actually", actually.
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Laborers who do not show up for an appointment , I stayed home Thursday to wait for a painter to give me an estimate . No one called or showed up .
All too common in my experience. My average for independent contractors (not "laborers") to show up when promised is about 40%. A former neighbor, a banker, used to say "that's why most small businesses stay small."
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The overuse of the word "actually", actually.
Or 'literally' when they really mean 'figuratively'. As in "I literally had to poke my eyes out with a hot poker after catching a glimpse of that" (then how did you you type that response? You really got out of the hospital soon, I hope you learn to cope with this disability.). Or... "The tollway was literally a parking lot on my way to work today" (then how did you get to work? And did you shut off your engine, or leave it running all day in the 'parking lot'?).

Follow up pet peeve - when I question the correct use of language like that, DW and/or others will say "but you know what I mean". No, I will assume you meant what you said, I'm not a mind reader. Communication is what led to the advancement of civilization, we should use it properly.

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All too common in my experience. My average for independent contractors (not "laborers") to show up when promised is about 40%. A former neighbor, a banker, used to say "that's why most small businesses stay small."
And these tend to be the same tradespeople who complain when work is slow. Hello...
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My pet peeve of the day is when folks who really should be at home but show up sick at w*rk. Case in point, saw the cashier at the grocery store cough in his hands a few times then into his shirt to prevent coughing in open air. All the while ringing up the groceries, handling the items through the conveyor belt and cart.

Probably in my mind, but now I feel a tickle in my throat .
Where I worked we had a guy who was very proud of never having taken a sick day. He never thought about the number of sick days he was causing.
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