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« Reply #4695 on: September 14, 2013, 05:59:23 PM »
I'm going to be quitting my bank this week.  DH and I have a joint account at a different bank (credit union) but I kept a small personal account with BOA.  I already went in once, a few years ago, to close my account when I discovered they had started charging a $10 fee on my used-to-be no-fee checking account.  At the time, they waived the fee and upgraded me to a different type of no-fee account.

Well, I just got a letter saying that if I don't keep a min balance of $5000 they will start charging a $25 monthly maintenance fee.  Not going to happen.  $25 for maintenance?  Per month?  Perhaps this better belongs in the scammers thread because I don't see where that's reasonable in the slightest.  I believe the point of the letter is, they no longer want to bother with holding my chump change for me, so I will relieve them of that burden.

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« Reply #4696 on: September 14, 2013, 07:31:30 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.

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« Reply #4697 on: September 14, 2013, 08:56:06 PM »
Oh, my! Most of my friends pay $1000 a year out of pocket for all diabetic supplies.

I hope you can come up with a better system for you.

(So. This belongs in a special US health care expenses folder? Sorry about that.)

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« Reply #4698 on: September 14, 2013, 09:06:10 PM »
My coworker and I had a bad day at work, and after we picked up his fiancee we decided to go out to a local restaurant to eat something and relax. Usually this is a good place to eat, and the waitresses are awesome. I saw that one waitress I absolutely adore was working that night. We'll call her Sally. Well another waitress came to the hostess podium and escorted us to our table, telling us she would take care of us. That was fine with me, it really didn't matter who was taking care of us. This waitress we will call Jamie.

When I got my order part of it was wrong, and the waitress went back to get the right item. I couldn't even eat my burger because it didn't have mayonnaise on the side as i had requested. Finally I had to grab Sally and ask her to do what Jamie should have done, which was go and get the right fries and the mayonnaise she didn't bring. Jamie didn't even check on us during the meal, except to come back at the end and give us our check (without asking us whether we wanted dessert or not!-- it is standard for the waitresses there to ask if anyone would want dessert). She placed my check in a puddle of water that was on the table... so it was soaked. Then after she did that, and after she asked my friends if they wanted refills, she fairly ran away from us, and didn't hear me as I asked for napkins. I ended up having to wipe my greasy hands on my sweater. I then grabbed Sally again, and asked for a box, so I could take the rest of my food home.

When we left, we didn't even leave her a tip, because the service was so awful. The tip that Jamie would have gotten, I gave to Sally, because even though she wasn't our waitress, she was the one who did everything for us! I even explained to the manager what went on, and she said that she would have a talk with Jamie. The way she said it makes me think this isn't the first time it has happened.

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« Reply #4699 on: September 14, 2013, 09:36:39 PM »
^ We have done that! The situation is so similar, except that were vacationing and will never be back anyway.

First server brought us our drinks, took our orders, and that was the end of her. New server brought us our meals and refreshed our drinks.

Yup -- slipped helpful server the tip in cash and didn't write a tip on the credit card slip. The manager kind of smirked and said that it happened before because first server takes a LOT of breaks. I would say that first server had a very expensive smoke break!

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« Reply #4700 on: September 14, 2013, 10:00:11 PM »
VS can't do sizes right anyway. I'm a 32C-D depending on brand and I look outwardly like a 34B (which is the same cup size as a 32C, just a smaller band). Most people hear C or D cup and think Jessica Simpson (or Rabbit). I got measured as a 36B by an associate there and told her she was insane. She said I couldn't possibly be a 32C and they didn't sell that size anyway.

I order online only through Aerie or the VS semi-annual sale to get my size for cheap. Department stores don't stock it. If only more women knew how to properly size bras and how to change cup when changing band size they might be forced to sell a little more range. 32C is not an extreme size in the least.

My DD is (IIRC) a 28B! I don't even know if they make a 28. She usually goes with a 30A, again IIRC, but has a hard time finding those too.

http://www.biggerbras.com/

Searched by size - http://www.biggerbras.com/catalog/bras-lingerie-swimwear.shtml?ss_1=&ss_2=&ss_3=&ss_4=774

If you can sew and want to make bras for her - there are also patterns and fabric for sale at several places - but the patterns seem to start at band size 32 - there were 32 bands with AA and A cups already drafted - the band pattern pieces might be easily cut down or "copied" at 90% instead of 100% to see if that got it close to the correct size (I did a quick search - not an exhaustive one).  Training bras keep coming up for 28B - I don't know the age of your DD, if she's over 16, she may want a REAL bra, at least some of the time!

There is also a book from Australia - "Making Beautiful Bras" with instructions on drafting bra patterns using various methods (the low tack tape used for keeping hair in "spit curls" comes to mind as a way to mock up a bra, mark it where seams would go, then cut it apart to make a "first draft" of a pattern).  There is also a Yahoo! Group or two where bra making is discussed - if you like to sew and might be interested.

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« Reply #4701 on: September 14, 2013, 11:34:12 PM »
Oh, my! Most of my friends pay $1000 a year out of pocket for all diabetic supplies.

I hope you can come up with a better system for you.

(So. This belongs in a special US health care expenses folder? Sorry about that.)
Luci,
Thanks for caring. However, this is the el cheapo insurance my employer selected.  My choice is take it or leave it. Buying better insurance on my own would also be hugely expensive.

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« Reply #4702 on: September 15, 2013, 01:58:24 AM »
*blink*  I just bought a car and paid cash....if they had told me there'd be an extra fee I would have bolted.  And the taxes shouldn't have been that much - I think mine were $1200 or so, on a $20k car.

I know this is a couple of months old, but I agree 100%.  I bought my last car in 1997 (still driving it) and I went in with guaranteed financing from the local military base's credit union.  The car dealership people couldn't do enough for me.  But an extra fee for paying case?  That's ridiculous.  I don't remember how much the taxes were since it was so long ago, but I bought an $8k car.

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« Reply #4703 on: September 15, 2013, 04:23:36 AM »
My DH and I love TGIFridays in London and have always gotten both good food and good service there, so when we went to NYC we naturally figured we'd get a good meal there as well. Yeah, not so much. The food was boring (although not as bad as TeamBhakta experienced) and the service sloooooooow. We still go back when in London, never when in NYC.
 
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« Reply #4704 on: September 15, 2013, 05:36:18 PM »
I'm going to be quitting my bank this week.  DH and I have a joint account at a different bank (credit union) but I kept a small personal account with BOA.  I already went in once, a few years ago, to close my account when I discovered they had started charging a $10 fee on my used-to-be no-fee checking account.  At the time, they waived the fee and upgraded me to a different type of no-fee account.

Well, I just got a letter saying that if I don't keep a min balance of $5000 they will start charging a $25 monthly maintenance fee.  Not going to happen.  $25 for maintenance?  Per month?  Perhaps this better belongs in the scammers thread because I don't see where that's reasonable in the slightest.  I believe the point of the letter is, they no longer want to bother with holding my chump change for me, so I will relieve them of that burden.

I lovelovelove my credit union.  Will never go back to a big bank.  Even my last two car loans were through CU's.

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« Reply #4705 on: September 15, 2013, 07:20:12 PM »
RE: VS

I will never, ever shop there again.  I'm a hard to fit size (There's a 9 inch difference between my rib measurement and bust measurement), but they had a couple of styles that, even though they weren't exactly right, they weren't terribly uncomfortable.  I'd had to resort to "off the shelf" bras when the little old lady that ran the lingerie shop that I previously shopped at passed away and had nobody to take over the business. She actually hand measure everything down to the different size cups I require.  She was amazing.  Anyway, VS had been a a reasonable second best until recently, when I noticed the quality going downhill fast.  Bras that had been lasting 6 months were barely lasting a few weeks.  I emailed corporate to complain, and I got a canned email back telling me how to exchange the product.  Now why on earth would I want to exchange one poorly made garment for another one? If they can't even give me a simple "thanks for letting us know, we'll pass along your concerns to our quality control department", I have no desire to ever shop there again.

Now to find a new bra maker.  This is Miami.  There's got to be somebody who's doing it again.
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« Reply #4706 on: September 15, 2013, 08:29:23 PM »
I sometimes think that most bra companies are run by men.  Not to speak disparagingly of men, but there are some things they just don't understand, and how bras work is one of them.   

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« Reply #4707 on: September 15, 2013, 09:05:26 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.


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« Reply #4708 on: September 15, 2013, 09:10:01 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?

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« Reply #4709 on: September 15, 2013, 09:15:31 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.
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