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Thipu1

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1455 on: August 09, 2013, 06:01:17 PM »
Thanks, LazyDaisy,

I WAS thinking of the Doo-Dah Parade.   

I remembered an.  Allen Sherman song from the 1960s.  It was a take-off on 'Camptown Races'.  It was titled 'Catskill Ladies' and was about life in the late, lamented Borscht Belt hotels. 

'Catskill ladies sing this song
Hoo-Hah, Hoo-hah.
Sittin' on the front porch playing mah Jongh
All the Hoo-hah day...'

You know, a thread on 'Humor me...' about floats or marching units for a Doo-Dah or Hoo-hah parade could be fun. 
 

« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 06:32:18 PM by Thipu1 »

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1456 on: August 09, 2013, 08:16:23 PM »
Wow, 2 in 1 day! Just got a call from the shipping department of Medic Alert wanting to schedule delivery. Lu my me, I'd totally forgotten that I'd ordered!

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1457 on: August 09, 2013, 09:48:34 PM »
No recent scam attempts to report, but just wanted to say y'all are making my Friday night a lot more entertaining with your talk of hoo-hah parades and FBI dances.    ;)  I'm glad the kid is not home tonight, so that I might giggle hysterically to my heart's content.    ;D
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1458 on: August 09, 2013, 10:25:56 PM »
Here's a recent story - I don't think the victim was very wise, but she's not to blame for the venality of the perpetrators.

http://globalnews.ca/news/770359/calgary-woman-robbed-by-flood-victims-after-renting-out-room/
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1459 on: August 10, 2013, 05:35:53 AM »
Well, they aren't men in black suits.  FBI Dance


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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1460 on: August 10, 2013, 10:38:18 AM »
I am giving you 24 working hours to
effect the payment of the $98 usd.

$98 usd. Why not a nice round $100?

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1461 on: August 10, 2013, 04:06:38 PM »
I am giving you 24 working hours to
effect the payment of the $98 usd.

$98 usd. Why not a nice round $100?

My guess is that un-round numbers sound more official and therefore more serious in an I-must-take-care-of-this-immediately sort of way.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1462 on: August 10, 2013, 04:37:46 PM »
Somebody at work just told me that this has worked for one of his neighbours:

Answer the phone in a language other than English.  For us here in Canada, 'Ola' would work, 'Bonjour', maybe not.  I'm thinking about answering in Japanese.  Phonetically here because I have no idea how to spell it:  Koneitchiwa.  Better warn my Dad before I do it, though, or he'll be really confused!  (I don't have call display.)

Guy I used to hang around with before I met Mr. Sirius answered the phone in Tlingit.  His parents were missionaries and he spent his growing-up years in Fort Yukon, Alaska so he had some familiarity with the language. 

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1463 on: August 11, 2013, 06:28:13 PM »

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1464 on: August 11, 2013, 06:35:52 PM »
This woman is not homeless, she just wants boobs.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fashion-beauty/woman-begs-for-bigger-boobs/story-fneszy80-1226695208155
Looks to me like she has boobs.  And people who donate money to her ARE boobs!
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1465 on: August 11, 2013, 06:38:01 PM »
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This woman is not homeless, she just wants boobs.

I think her need for brains is greater than her need for boobs. But that's just my opinion.

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« Reply #1466 on: August 11, 2013, 10:51:14 PM »
I wonder if a fundraiser for a breast reduction would be viewed the same way as a breast augmentation.  I would REALLY love to get mine GONE. (DDD cup... no thank you) Someday, though!  And I don't think I'd resort to some of the things that woman was doing...

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1467 on: August 11, 2013, 11:23:29 PM »
I wonder if a fundraiser for a breast reduction would be viewed the same way as a breast augmentation.  I would REALLY love to get mine GONE. (DDD cup... no thank you) Someday, though!  And I don't think I'd resort to some of the things that woman was doing...

Breast reduction can be medical, to reduce back problems (which you of course know but some eHell denizens may not), as well as cosmetic, so I suspect there are quite a few people--especially other women with large breasts--who would be more sympathetic.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1468 on: August 12, 2013, 03:46:06 AM »
I'm not saying that you should go out and beg for money, but I can understand women wanting a breast augmentation.

A woman I know had a breast augmentation to go to an A cup. I can understand that.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1469 on: August 12, 2013, 06:50:30 AM »
I could also see a fundraiser to raise money for reconstruction for a woman who has had a mastectomy. Of course, if I were the woman, I wouldn't really want people to be thinking about my chest, much less raising money for it, but some women might not have a problem with it (and that's fine).
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