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Piratelvr1121

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #4695 on: September 16, 2013, 07:43:24 AM »
I have a hard time buying for my hands because of my knuckles. Anything small enough to fit around the base is too narrow to go around my knuckles.
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« Reply #4696 on: September 16, 2013, 07:53:49 AM »
I have a hard time buying for my hands because of my knuckles. Anything small enough to fit around the base is too narrow to go around my knuckles.

There are hinged rings that open up to fit over the knuckle and then tighten at the base. This is a pretty old article about them: http://technical-articles.hooverandstrong.com/wordpress/arthritic-finger-joints-and-adjustable-rings/

You can see some here: http://www.stuller.com/browse/findings/shanks-guards/arthritic-shanks/ These are all plain shanks that the jeweller would then add stone settings, engrave, etc.

7 is one of the most common ring sizes for women. I think Lorelei hit the nail on the head.

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« Reply #4697 on: September 16, 2013, 11:58:02 AM »
I have also read that sample sizes in rings tend to be 7. So perhaps they just had tons of 7s.
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« Reply #4698 on: September 17, 2013, 12:07:26 PM »
A local jewelry store....

I was looking at rings and found one I really liked.  The salesperson had the nerve to argue with me about the size I requested because "No adult woman can wear under a 7".  Well, I undoubted wear a 6.  Sales person reluctantly,y agreed to pull out the ring size thingie, confirmed it was a 6 I needed, but still refused to sell me a 6.  FTR, they had a 6 in the case.  I still can't figure why they kept pushing the 7, which was obviously too big...it wouldn't even stay on my finger.  Sweet monkey fritters!!?!?!?

I left and haven't been back since.
That's crazy! My wedding band/engagement ring are 5" and 5.5", and I think my sister wears a 4.5"! We have small fingers in our family... I wouldn't go back either. Maybe she wears a 7, and is jealous of those who wear a smaller size?

I have no idea what the deal was.  I'vwe had it hapoen before, until the person looks at my tiny hands.  I've had a few pull out the sizer and be mildy shocked, but never had a refusal to sell me the size I requested.  It was just bizarre.

How weird. IT's been a long time but I would have sworn all the woman's rings the store I worked in started as a size 6-7.   There were a few that couldn't be sized down or up , even though the manufactures claimed they could be (some channel mounting just didn't hold up once sized) but that would always be explained with "sized below a 7 this ring has issues with losing stones."

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« Reply #4699 on: September 17, 2013, 12:53:21 PM »
As I was backing out of the drive yesterday morning, I happened to look over at the porch. There was a box, delivered from my online pharmacy, with my INSULIN in it. The box had been overnight expressed, so it was delivered that morning. The delivery person did not ring the doorbell. If I hadn't looked over, the box would have stood there all day in the heat.

And this is why I will not buy my meds through the online pharmacy, despite the pleas from my insurance company and knowing that they will be a bit cheaper for us, too. We have three medications that are temperature sensitive, but any medication is not going to do well in 100 degrees or - 20 degrees in the handling/shipping process, plus the fact that it is sitting in my mailbox waiting for me or a thief to get it. Just, no!

We even talked about getting a Post Office box specially for this, but it just doesn't seem worthwhile with the extra transportation for us (even walking a total of 20 minutes from here to the Post Office if we have the time), and we still don't know what dock or truck they have been sitting on for how long.

Can you tell I'm a bit opinionated about this?
I wish that were an option, but my insurance will not pay for locally filled insulin. My insulin would cost close to $1000 per month if I filled it locally. And that doesn't account for the other meds. If I had all my meds filled locally, it would literally take my entire paycheck- if it didn't exceed it.
The insulin is shipped inside a styrofoam cooler, packed with ice packs, which were slightly melted, but still had plenty of ice. Since this is only an issue 4 times a year, I can plan to be watching for the insulin from here on out.

My mom takes medication that's the same way. Insurance won't pay for it unless she has it filled through the online pharmacy, and the medication is $6,900/month without insurance.

Hers gets delivered via FedEx. FedEx screwed up the delivery exactly once, and got torn down one side and up the other by the pharmacy because the medication is for a life threatening condition that Mom has.

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« Reply #4700 on: September 17, 2013, 12:58:33 PM »
A local jewelry store....

I was looking at rings and found one I really liked.  The salesperson had the nerve to argue with me about the size I requested because "No adult woman can wear under a 7".  Well, I undoubted wear a 6.  Sales person reluctantly,y agreed to pull out the ring size thingie, confirmed it was a 6 I needed, but still refused to sell me a 6.  FTR, they had a 6 in the case.  I still can't figure why they kept pushing the 7, which was obviously too big...it wouldn't even stay on my finger.  Sweet monkey fritters!!?!?!?

I left and haven't been back since.

I wear a size 4.5, but my wedding band is a size 5 just because it was easier to find a 5 than a 4.5. When we were still in the engagement ring shopping stage, I had a jeweler tell me "You'll never find a pre-made ring in your size. People just don't have fingers that small anymore." Uh..clearly they do.

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« Reply #4701 on: September 17, 2013, 01:35:58 PM »
I wanted a plain gold band for work (my wedding band had some smaller diamonds in a pattern and I worked in a sort of rougher area and was told to watch what jewelry I wore on the night shift) so then husband thought he would surprise me with one.  He ordered a 4.5 and the lady said there was no way my hand was that small.  He said "Listen, my wife is 5'3", barely 100 lbs (I had a serious medical crisis and had dropped to 90lbs and was just getting myself back up to my normal 110-115) and she has tiny fingers so I want this sized to a 4.5 !  She told him she would, he picks it up, surprises me with it, I put it on and it falls off.  The department store I worked in had a small jewelry department so I used their sizer..it was a 6!  We took it back, got snotty lady, he told her she didn't have it sized (she charged him) I put it on, hold  my hand down over the counter and it fell right off.  Manager came over, got me sized - 4.5- sent it out, refunded the sizing fee and a week later I had the right size ring and I never saw that woman in the store again.

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« Reply #4702 on: September 17, 2013, 03:33:39 PM »
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$6,900/month without insurance.

Holy cow! This isn't a typo?

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« Reply #4703 on: September 17, 2013, 03:44:54 PM »
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$6,900/month without insurance.

Holy cow! This isn't a typo?

My migraine meds are $3,400 a month without insurance

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« Reply #4704 on: September 17, 2013, 04:10:33 PM »
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$6,900/month without insurance.

Holy cow! This isn't a typo?

My migraine meds are $3,400 a month without insurance

When I was pregnant, I was on injectable blood thinners that were $4,900 per month without insurance. My copay was $500 a month.
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« Reply #4705 on: September 17, 2013, 05:33:39 PM »
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$6,900/month without insurance.

Holy cow! This isn't a typo?

Nope. It is the medication she takes for pulmonary arterial hypertension. It is horribly expensive. Mom's copay is $60.

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« Reply #4706 on: September 17, 2013, 10:15:52 PM »
I had no idea. I am beyond stunned.



*returning thread to its original topic now*

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« Reply #4707 on: September 18, 2013, 02:26:37 PM »
I went to a big chain Italian restaurant, the one that does the unlimited soup/salad deal, for lunch one day.  I actually frequent two other locations on my days off because I am addicted to one of their soups, but this particular day I was in another town, I had an hour in between meetings, and they were right down the street.  I've easily gotten in and out of my usual location within a half hour of arriving, and it was well before the lunch rush (11:30 AM) so I thought I'd have no problem grabbing lunch and making my afternoon meeting. 

When I walked in I told the hostess I was rather pressed for time -- this is something that in my experience at the other locations, they usually ask on lunch hour, so I was trying to be proactive about ensuring I'd be able to get out of there with enough time.  She told me to tell my server.  No problem -- except my server never came.  There were two people behind me discussing their plans for karaoke that night, but I didn't know if they were assigned to my section, so I waited a bit.  After I'd been there for about 10 minutes, two women were seated at the table across from mine.  One of the girls talking about karaoke rushed up to them and immediately took their drink orders.  I waved her down as soon as she was done and asked if she could find my server for me -- turns out she was my server.  I told her, "I'm in a hurry," and gave her my drink & food order. 

To her credit, she did apologize and bring my food out immediately...and then completely ignored me again.  The restaurant was still fairly slow at that time but she was waiting on two other tables besides mine, to which she was very attentive, but she rushed right past me repeatedly unless I flagged her down.  I had to ask her to bring me a refill on my soup, to bring me my check, and to pick up my check.  I made it back to my meeting in time, but only just.

I'm not sure if she wrote me off from the beginning because I was a female dining alone (I know the stereotype about tipping -- I don't fit into that), or if she decided it wasn't worth trying to make up for having ignored me for over 10 minutes when I was first seated. 

My receipt included a website to fill out a survey on my experience.  I usually ignore those but I was so incensed over what has to have been the absolute worst service I have ever received to date, I filled it out.  I was immediately contacted by the manager of that location and he sent me quite a generous gift card. 

So, happy ending, at least.  It paid for 3 lunches at my usual location.  I don't plan to return to the other one. 

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« Reply #4708 on: September 18, 2013, 05:16:39 PM »
I went to a big chain Italian restaurant, the one that does the unlimited soup/salad deal, for lunch one day.  I actually frequent two other locations on my days off because I am addicted to one of their soups, but this particular day I was in another town, I had an hour in between meetings, and they were right down the street.

I hesitate to go back there again without a gift card + coupons. Last time I went with my parents, it was $60 for two teas, one dessert and three entrees. And we didn't even order the most expensive meals. A few other gripes:
-We were seated next to a waist high brick wall with square planters on top. Wouldn't have sat there if I'd know some planters were wine holders; every time a waiter brought back a bottle, they loudly slammed it into the ice and against other bottles. Drove me bonkers!
-Mom and Dad wanted to split a dessert. They were seated too far apart to just reach across the table for a bite, but the waitress brought no extra plates. She tried to cover with "If I'd known you'd wanted a plate, I would've brought one. Most people don't want one, so you know, I didn't think to bring them."
- Their blackberry blood orange tea was so dry and syrupy tasting. I have never ever had tea that made my mouth turn to cotton before. Yuck. Had to ask for a regular tea as a replacement
- The waitress was asked for butter. She said "I can bring you some, but they're frozen. Are you okay with that ?" She brought out 4 pats to Mom, walked off and had to be told "We have three people. Can we have a few more pats of butter ?"
- I don't remember what chicken dish Mom ordered, but it was surprisingly bland  :P

I don't love their food, but I was hugely impressed with them the last time I went there.  I was with a group of about 12.  We were trying to find someplace to hang out and get a meal late, and the first place we went to refused us entrance because we were wearing hats and cargo shorts (this is a bar in a hotel in the suburbs, I was shocked that they had a dress code).  So we ended up at chain italian place instead because "They serve food and booze right?"  We got in about 20 mins before closing, and they were super nice to us.  We were there about an hour after close and we kept asking the server if we were a problem as they cleaned around us.  They kept saying no.  When the bill came it had the auto-grat on it.  We all still added another 15% or so.  Great service decent food.  Booze.  I was happy.
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« Reply #4709 on: September 18, 2013, 05:58:17 PM »
I'm done with Comcast.
(forgive my lack of familiarity with the terms I should be using. DH could explain this much more clearly  :P)

Two years ago we signed up when we moved here and we noticed that service would be great for a few months, then nearly impossible to maintain for a week, then fine again. Very odd. The second or third time it happened we called and they sent a tech out who said it was our modem. DH knows a bit about it and he didn't think that was the case, but he admitted the modem was a bit old and probably wasn't helping, so he went on the Comcast website and browsed their recommended modems. We purchased the highest-quality one on the list. This was less than a year ago.

A few weeks ago it happened again so, after 3-4 days on not being able to stay connected, DH called again. Tech comes out and says "It's your modem." DH explains that it shouldn't be, as we purchased the one Comcast recommended. Tech says well then it must be the splitter because the one we're using "Looks like a cheap one from Radio Shack." DH says no, we got that from another Comcast tech, tech argues that DH must be mistaken because they'd never use such a cheap splitter. He replaces it with a different one, tests our internet, it's still out, so he reiterates that it must be the modem and offers that we can leave one from Comcast for $8 a month. DH declines and the tech leaves. We lived with the spotty service for another day or two and now it's absolutely fine. I posted about this on facebook and a handful of my friends replied to the effect of "Haha, that's Comcast for you. Unless you lease one from them it's always your modem!"

Yesterday I received my monthly bill with a $40 fee for an in-home service call. Excuse me? No. I chatted with a rep who reversed the charges but I'm done. Don't send a tech to my house to charge me $40 to say that he doesn't know what's wrong and can't fix it. We'd planned to transfer our service when we move next month but we've canceled it instead.