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Old 04-28-2014, 03:50 PM   #141
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Wife gets a letter from hospital she goes to every 3 months to see a specialist. It says information needs verified or her insurance will no longer pay?

After a few minutes DW asks what needs verified? Our address, odd since we're calling about a piece of mail they sent. We're confused, ask what the real problem is. They claim they never received payment from last visit(we need to confirm). The woman goes on to tell DW, we need to contact postmaster to watch for, not lose their bills. Wife tries to explain it doesn't work that way, woman gets pushy, call the postmaster! It's a good thing I only heard part of the conversation.

Yea, we'll get right on that.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:12 PM   #142
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a) When people load a three-fold paper towel dispenser with the towels upside down.

b) When paper napkins are packed so tightly in a dispenser that it is impossible to get one out without tearing it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:06 PM   #143
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I'd like to see more use of pronouns and articles (they seem to have disappeared).
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #144
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The price and quality of womens underwear. Seriously - the dudist version of the all cotton variety is waay more complicated to make and has more expensive base materials than the girly version yet the price is about half. What gives?
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The price and quality of womens underwear. Seriously - the dudist version of the all cotton variety is waay more complicated to make and has more expensive base materials than the girly version yet the price is about half. What gives?

You could start wearing jockeys, or go COMMANDO! :-P
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Time Warner Cable. We have their service 6 months out of the year while in SoCal. We used to have their free modem, which was a PITA to return each year, as their offices weren't open on the weekend or Memorial day, so we would end up only leaving on certain days of the week, then waiting in line for a while when I wanted to be driving.

Then they decided to charge rent for their modem, so I bought a modem and was so happy thinking I could just call and tell them to cancel. Silly rabbit. First I called and was sent to retention and the guy tried to convince me that paying $5? $10?/ month to keep the service on was a good idea. Claimed the re-hookup fee was about $100. Then he said to call during the last billing cycle, as he couldn't order a shutoff more than 30 days out.

Today I called, was sent to retention, and was told that to accept my payment for the final bill she would have to charge me $5 - ok, fine I'll pay online. Now, about cancelling the service on 5/18 - oops, no can do - if she accepts a cancellation order our internet will be disconnected within 3 days. Apparently TWC, for the convenience of their customers, is unable to deal with any sort of advance notice. Weird. Most businesses like some notice when a change in service is anticipated by a customer. Thought that was good business practice.

I really don't want to get cranky with a person making $x/hour and presumably doing what they are required to do - but trashing the company? oh yeah - I'm on that.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:17 PM   #147
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Sirius satellite radio billing, they send the bill out and it's already late when you receive it. Then they call to make sure you got the bill. Then they call the following week to see if you paid yet.
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Dog walkers who allow puppy to poop on your front lawn and don't clean up or do a lousy job of cleaning up.

Dog owners at camp grounds who think they're in the wilderness and allow puppy to poop at the edge of the campsite or further into the surrounding wooded area without cleaning up.

Dog owners who allow their pets to harass wildlife.

Dog walkers on walking trails who refuse to pull puppy in tight and on the side opposite you so you can pass by them easily.

Dog walkers who allow puppy to pee on your shrubs and trees or on the rear bumper of your car parked innocently in your driveway.

Dog owning friends who have you over for dinner and start suggesting half way through the meal that you should leave the last bite of this or that on your plate for puppy. Then they gather plates and hold them out for puppy to lick right at the table. Oh...... puke........

Dog owning friends who insist they can't visit your home unless their large, undisciplined, hyper-active pooch accompanies them. They spend the evening conversing with the dog in baby-talk and give you a dirty look when you scream at the dog upon discovering it on your bed happily chewing pillows.

Well, I could go on, but....... And I like dogs.
Dog owners who haven't figured out how to to keep their dogs from jumping up on little old ladies out walking. You may say "he's just being friendly"; I'm going to start carrying mace.
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Make sure you have enough for both the dog and the owner.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:11 PM   #150
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Dog owners who haven't figured out how to to keep their dogs from jumping up on little old ladies out walking. You may say "he's just being friendly"; I'm going to start carrying mace.
Very gently extend your toes onto the offending dogs hind foot. Just a very small amount of pressure should convince them to alter their behavior.

Agree it's the dog owners problem of not properly training their animal. Properly trained animals are a joy. Not true for improperly trained ones.

A friend of mine rescues German Shepherds. She was telling me about interviewing a well off owner and dog to see if she could take this animal on. The Shepard had an excellent pedigree, many thousands of dollars the lady spent to purchase this dog based on pedigree.

During the interview the dog comes out of the bedroom eating one of the owners shoes. The rescuer steps in to interrupt the behavior, the owner tells her it's OK, its a cheap shoe. Many pets are smarter than their masters.
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Life is getting better after applying TENS & EMS unit to my lower neck/upper back area for 4 days/30 min each. The pain is almost gone. My crankiness level has markedly came down. Life is too short to have pet peeves. Pet peeve posters .... that's my pet peeve of the day .
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:39 PM   #152
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I have similar thoughts when I glance at the "giant-sized ladies' underwear" catalogs which keep getting sent to my house, even though no giant-sized ladies live here. Why on earth doesn't a 44HH bra, involving major engineering and vast amounts of material, cost 10 times as much as a 34B? But no, they cost about the same...

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I have similar thoughts when I glance at the "giant-sized ladies' underwear" catalogs which keep getting sent to my house, even though no giant-sized ladies live here. Why on earth doesn't a 44HH bra, involving major engineering and vast amounts of material, cost 10 times as much as a 34B? But no, they cost about the same...

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If it's any consolation, I get pregnancy planning, diaper ads sent to my house. I suspect we are getting ads intended for DW's niece who stayed at our house for 6 months.
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I have similar thoughts when I glance at the "giant-sized ladies' underwear" catalogs which keep getting sent to my house, even though no giant-sized ladies live here. Why on earth doesn't a 44HH bra, involving major engineering and vast amounts of material, cost 10 times as much as a 34B? But no, they cost about the same...

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My pet peeve are sites that offer a list of something, but rather than showing the entire list at once, force the viewer to click through a number of displays in alphabetical or numerical order. There is no way to jump the queue. For example, take a list of the the most interesting natural wonder in each state. If you want to see what wonder makes the list in Alaska or Alabama, no problem. But, if you want to see what makes the list in Wisconsin or Wyoming, you may wear out your mouse.
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I am a motorcycle rider and use my bike (Victory Crossroad) often to get around. My bike has the factory exhaust pipes and is smooth and quiet.

I can't stand folks that put straight un-baffled pipes on their bikes - some are ridiculous loud and then also backfire (like a gunshot) because the unrestricted pipes mess up the fuel mixture. The worst are the guys who then rev the motor at stops.....makes everyone around them dislike motorcycle riders

We have a guy that put on very loud pipes in our riding group - he is delegated to the "tail gunner" position at the end of the group on all rides.
Just think of the millions of lives being saved by those pipes.
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No pet peeves from me today. Life is good. TGIF.
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