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Old 03-12-2016, 05:51 PM   #1481
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Maybe laws prevent the use of the term "cheddar" or "cheese" when referring to the sliced petrochemical product they are serving? And if the packaging spells it "Cheez," we can be sure no cows were involved in its production.

Having had this conversation multiple times in depth with people, I am convinced there is a sizable population of this country that honestly doesn't realize there is a difference and considers color to be the primary discriminator between cheeses. I used to work in a sandwich shop that had 4 different white cheeses and customers would get annoyed when I asked them to pick a specific cheese after they said "give me white cheese."

And your comment about "Cheez" made me shudder. Ugh. Why somebody wants to eat cheese flavored plastic is beyond me.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:57 PM   #1482
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Maybe laws prevent the use of the term "cheddar" or "cheese" when referring to the sliced petrochemical product they are serving? And if the packaging spells it "Cheez," we can be sure no cows were involved in its production.

Heh...

Many years ago, I did hard time at a small franchise of a national pizza chain. Periodically, mystery pellets arrived from "headquarters" in plastic bags, some labeled "beef" topping, some "pork" topping, some "cheese" topping...

Yum!
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On and off in the papers I read about someone described as one.

Can't for the life of me figure out what sort of occupation that is. Inherited lots of $$$$? Kept woman? High priced hooker?
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Zip lock closures on processed food that break the first time you use them, or are so stiff on frozen packages that they won't come unzipped unless you thaw the package.
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:29 AM   #1487
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OK, this is a two part complaint....

Went to the gym today to do Zumba (yes, started to do it)... we had a sub instructor... Well, she had the volume up so loud that it was hurting my ears!!! After the first song I had asked if she could turn it down. I am thinking to myself that we are not in a disco or rave or whatever kids today do... and most of the people in the class are actually older (mid 30s to mid 40s).... well, she goes and touches the volume but I do not hear any difference..


SO, decide to go to the manager and let her know... well, the manager tells the person who calls her that she has paperwork and cannot talk to me... SAY WHAT!!!!..... I do not think so... it is YOUR job to listen to customer complaints... So I go in anyhow and tell the manager that it is really rude to tell a customer she does not have one minute to listen to a complaint... her response "my paperwork is also important".... WOW....


Now, we step out of the managers office and even though it is 100 to 150 or more feet away and the class is behind two walls you can hear the music there....

I walk away... I do see her go to the class, but she does nothing...


BTW, I went to the treadmill and could barely hear the music that is throughout the gym as the bass of the class was much louder than the regular music....
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Texas Proud, time to search for a new gym. That is just SO beyond unacceptable! My gym not only listens to volume complaints - - they even switched to older oldies for the music heard on the weights floor, because so many of us are older and complained about the type of music.

They also responded to complaints about the abdominal (weight) machine being too popular and that we needed another. It took a year or two for them to get a second one, though.

Now we are going to have to get the old folks together and avalanche them with complaints about the AC. They are too cheap to turn up the AC as much as is needed, and instead supplement it with big fans. That's fine if your machine is in front of a big fan, but most of them aren't.
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Texas Proud, time to search for a new gym. That is just SO beyond unacceptable! My gym not only listens to volume complaints - - they even switched to older oldies for the music heard on the weights floor, because so many of us are older and complained about the type of music.

They also responded to complaints about the abdominal (weight) machine being too popular and that we needed another. It took a year or two for them to get a second one, though.

Now we are going to have to get the old folks together and avalanche them with complaints about the AC. They are too cheap to turn up the AC as much as is needed, and instead supplement it with big fans. That's fine if your machine is in front of a big fan, but most of them aren't.

The gym is cheap and convenient... cheap like $10 per month cheap... so will not look unless this keeps up...

This is a sub instructor.... at least for this time of day... she does teach at night and on weekends when the younger crowd is there...

Our normal instructor does ask about volume, but has never been so loud... she sometimes is up there, but not ear splitting loud...

Yes, we have the 'big ass fans' also (that is the name of them)... and there has been times the AC is not turned on in the class rooms... and an open door does not do the trick...
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along the same lines, it's the two magpies that talk, LOUDLY, during their whole session. I can be on the Expresso Bike with over ear headphones as loud as they can be comfortably, and even though there are 2-3 machines between us, I can still here the yakking and even pick up what the Facebook recipe is they love. When they're not there, there's hardly any talking at all. One of these days I'm likely to explode with a "will you two shut up!"

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How about the dufi on their cell phones even though there are several large, can't be missed signs that say NO cell phones.

Or the lady who takes about 10 minutes on each machine (I kid you not, I timed here once) and reads between sets. DH once asked if he could work in and she got so upset. DH had a couple of people come up to him and thank him. Complaints to mgmt go nowhere.
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My pet peeve is people who park in handicapped spot who don't have the needed placard or license plate. I moved into an apartment last month while my condo is up for sale and someone is almost always parked in the handicapped spot. At least 3 different people have parked in that spot and none of them have an indication of a need to be there. Both of my parents are handicapped and they can't visit me because the spot is always taken by people who have no right to park there. The visitor parking is too far away for my Dad to walk and my Mom can only do it if she's having a good day. I guess I should call the police but I just moved in and don't want several of my neighbors to hate me right away.
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The four newest employees with less than ten years of work experience total are in the cubicle next to me discussing their development of our next new and improved office tracking system. One goal appears to be for your supervisor to know exactly what you are doing at all times. The rest of our employees have at least 25 years of experience and are not represented on this team or solicited for input. This seems to be the new trend in our office when developing processes and procedures. Fortunately I could care less as I will be retired in a year.
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aaronc879, I am concerned for you. You are working part time for minimal income. Now you are selling the only asset you seem to have. As a young guy you need to have a plan. I have enjoyed your posts, but wonder about your ambition and future. No offense and I have only best wishes for you.
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aaronc879, I am concerned for you. You are working part time for minimal income. Now you are selling the only asset you seem to have. As a young guy you need to have a plan. I have enjoyed your posts, but wonder about your ambition and future. No offense and I have only best wishes for you.
I'm selling the condo so I can buy a single family home. I'm self employed working only as much as I need to to cover my expenses while my investments grow. I may not be as "rich" as most on here but I spend far less than most. At age 36 I have around 10X expenses in investable assets which is more than the majority of people my age or probably any age so I think i'm doing just fine thank you.
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I guess I should call the police but I just moved in and don't want several of my neighbors to hate me right away.
By all means call the police. I wrote lots of tickets for that violation when I was on the road, it was one of my favorites. *^&$# lazy asshats.

Depending on how the law is written where you live it might not be a violation if it's on private property or something but it is worth the call to find out.
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The gym is cheap and convenient... cheap like $10 per month cheap... so will not look unless this keeps up...

This is a sub instructor.... at least for this time of day... she does teach at night and on weekends when the younger crowd is there...

Our normal instructor does ask about volume, but has never been so loud... she sometimes is up there, but not ear splitting loud...

Yes, we have the 'big ass fans' also (that is the name of them)... and there has been times the AC is not turned on in the class rooms... and an open door does not do the trick...
You're right, it just doesn't.

Between the time I wrote my earlier post, and this post, we went to the gym. And guess what? There was a huge POWER OUTAGE that extended for several blocks in every direction from the gym. OK, with a power outage, the fans can't work and neither can the AC. And because they were depending so much on fans, the actual temperature in there was hot, hot, hot, and not a breath of air.

Thank goodness we had not yet changed into our gym clothes when this happened. We waited, but soon it was so hot in there that it was unbearable to us even without exercising, so we left.

I think it would have been more bearable if they had depended more on AC and less on those big fans, because the temperature would have been lower to begin with.

At $10/month and convenient, your gym has earned a little patience, I suppose.
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My pet peeve of the day is a gardening service where the crew won't weed! WTF am I paying for?
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AaronC879, sorry for any judgements on my part. I'm sure you are doing fine and I didn't mean any harm. Best of luck to you in your future.
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AaronC879, sorry for any judgements on my part. I'm sure you are doing fine and I didn't mean any harm. Best of luck to you in your future.
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