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« Reply #4815 on: October 01, 2013, 12:33:27 AM »
The mini-storage place near our home.  We have been moving stuff to a unit there in preparation for doing some remodeling on our house and went to move some things down there this last Sunday.

The "heated, indoor unit" had 1/4 to 1/2 of water on the floor.  While we didn't lose as much as we could have since most of it was in plastic bins, we did lose a few things that we can't replace easily.

We weren't the hardest hit - our unit seemed to be up a slight slope from most of the water.  We went to report it and the person that worked there couldn't have cared any less if they tried.  "Oh well, the sump pump must have stopped working again."

Not even an "I'm sorry this happened to you."  We took everything out of the unit today and are taking it to a different company's facility tomorrow.

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« Reply #4816 on: October 01, 2013, 10:32:29 AM »
There was a story somewhere here about a Dad who decided to stop at the baby store on the way home from work since the baby needed some bigger clothes. The salespeople demanded he leave or they would call security. Apparently the only reason a man would set foot in a baby store is because he's a kidnapper.  ::)

Wow - what about all the couples like my friend and his partner? Guess their baby will go naked since they are both guys, and therefore shouldn't be allowed in a baby store!!!!

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« Reply #4817 on: October 01, 2013, 12:24:37 PM »
Once we moved, we dropped them for CenturyLink, and they called us trying to get us to switch back. I've never heard my dad tell someone off like that before and still remain perfectly polite doing it. It was amazing.


That is an amazing skill set.  My mother has it and I can pull it off every once in a while. 
My dad always called it "Telling someone to go to (e-hell) and making them look forward to the trip."


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« Reply #4818 on: October 01, 2013, 12:33:24 PM »
Once we moved, we dropped them for CenturyLink, and they called us trying to get us to switch back. I've never heard my dad tell someone off like that before and still remain perfectly polite doing it. It was amazing.


That is an amazing skill set.  My mother has it and I can pull it off every once in a while. 
My dad always called it "Telling someone to go to (e-hell) and making them look forward to the trip."

I've heard it referred to as Irish Diplomacy.
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« Reply #4819 on: October 01, 2013, 05:04:56 PM »
Once we moved, we dropped them for CenturyLink, and they called us trying to get us to switch back. I've never heard my dad tell someone off like that before and still remain perfectly polite doing it. It was amazing.


That is an amazing skill set.  My mother has it and I can pull it off every once in a while. 
My dad always called it "Telling someone to go to (e-hell) and making them look forward to the trip."

I've heard it referred to as Irish Diplomacy.

We call it "Telling someone to go to e-hell and making them think it was their idea."
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« Reply #4820 on: October 01, 2013, 07:39:49 PM »
Once we moved, we dropped them for CenturyLink, and they called us trying to get us to switch back. I've never heard my dad tell someone off like that before and still remain perfectly polite doing it. It was amazing.


That is an amazing skill set.  My mother has it and I can pull it off every once in a while. 
My dad always called it "Telling someone to go to (e-hell) and making them look forward to the trip."

I've heard it referred to as Irish Diplomacy.

We call it "Telling someone to go to e-hell and making them think it was their idea."

I love all of those! ;D
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« Reply #4821 on: October 01, 2013, 09:01:16 PM »
re: baby wolverine and getting told off about a $20 top.

Baby-wearing isn't that common in our area, in fact I get other mums on the street stopping me to ask about my Hug-A-Bub whenever I wear it, they want to know where I got it.

I think the reason the sales assistant was so snotty about it was that it was just a t-shirt, a teeny tiny one (honestly I never look at clothes over $5 a piece for Wolvie) and the fact that between six of us and four prams we were taking up the whole of her shop... but we weren't blocking the entrance and if she hadn't made that comment we likely would have spent $3-$500 between us.
Her loss, and we've told all the other mums we know about the attitude we got in there.
Word-of-mouth through the mums' groups is a powerful thing, here in my town. The consignment baby-gear shop got itself a relocation out of it when the owner (who is AMAZING and so helpful when it comes to finding obscure stuff) posted on the mummas groups that her rent was going up. One of the mums told her that her family owned a bigger, better location and was willing to offer it to her at what she was currently paying.
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« Reply #4822 on: October 02, 2013, 06:50:11 PM »
Once we moved, we dropped them for CenturyLink, and they called us trying to get us to switch back. I've never heard my dad tell someone off like that before and still remain perfectly polite doing it. It was amazing.


That is an amazing skill set.  My mother has it and I can pull it off every once in a while. 
My dad always called it "Telling someone to go to (e-hell) and making them look forward to the trip."

My friend once told someone "Glitter has the amazing ability to tell someone to stick it where the sun don't shine, and make they happy to do so", I picked it up from my great aunt.

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« Reply #4823 on: October 03, 2013, 03:39:33 PM »
My vet…. I noticed one of the cats was having tooth issues. I called the vet and got an appointment for that next Monday (it was Saturday) Took him in, yep, as I suspected, he needed to have the tooth surgically removed.   I was given an estimate from them of between $350 if it is a simple extraction to $500 if the root is broken and they have to open up his gum to remove it. Everthing went well and they had to remove 1 extra tooth (they called for authorization first) and asked to clip his claws while he was out (Heck Yea! He is REALLY hard to clip)

I got the call from the office… Nearly $900! *Strike 1*  I asked for a copy to be faxed to me as I was quoted $350-$500 and this is nearly double that!  When I got the bill, the expenses were reasonable and expected charges. I did not see anything that would not have been expected but even when I took out the extra tooth removal, the fluids, extra pain medication and antibiotics for him to have at home post op and the nail clipping it was still over $600. I asked if there was some way to make payments on part of this as it was very much more than I was expecting, I could pay $600 today and give them a check for the balance good at mid month.  No problem.

I asked to speak to the vet about the charges when I went to pick him up.  She showed me the x-rays and explained what she had done, about the medications she was sending home and how to administer them, ect.  I talked to her about the charges and she said she was just as surprised as I was about how much it came out to since it was such a simple procedure. The charges were all valid and they are letting me make payments on them.  I tried to explain that it was not the dollar amount of the charges but the fact that I had been assured repeatedly that the bill would be reasonable and I had expected it to be within the quote amount.  She just kept answering that they were letting me make payments.  I could clearly tell that WulfieMan was getting annoyed with her at this point.   He loaned me the money so I could just pay them off right then and there and be done with it.  **Strike 2**

I get home and a couple of days later am looking over the procedure paperwork they gave me and I notice at the bottom of the sheet that he was supposed to be on a soft food diet for 7 days and that I needed to bring him in the following week for a recheck. NONE of this had been told to me and by this time he had been chewing down on his normal dry kibble, happy and purring. I got him some wet food and other than licking every piece clean of gravy, he had no interest in it.  He is obviously feeling better and back to his normal self so no harm done there that we can tell.   ***Strike 3 and you are out!***

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« Reply #4824 on: October 03, 2013, 05:53:52 PM »
I was dishing up the cats' dinner bowls in the spare room. I heard a random noise across the house. I thought "Huh, was that a knock at the front door ? Or was it something else ?" I heard the noise again. Then it turned into very persistent, nonstop POUND POUND POUND! TWISTS AND RATTLES DOOR KNOB MULTIPLE TIMES! POUND POUND POUND!! My family doesn't bang on doors that way unless you're either locked out or have a very heavy package in hand. So I figured it must be my dad or brother in law on the porch. Either that or some nut was trying to break in! I went to the peep hole and saw a kid and mom. I opened the door, noticed the kid was holding a Girl Scout order form and said "No thank you, we aren't interested in buying" and shut the door. I will never buy from anyone who pulls that kind of crap. One or two knocks is fine, but acting like there's an emergency is uncalled for.  >:(

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« Reply #4825 on: October 03, 2013, 08:15:06 PM »
...   POUND POUND POUND! TWISTS AND RATTLES DOOR KNOB MULTIPLE TIMES! POUND POUND POUND!! ...

 :o  What if the door had not been locked?  Would they have just walked right in? 

I would consider that to be very offensive and unfortunately not a safe situation for the child or her mother.  There are people who would use a weapon if someone were trying to break into their house and twisting the knob, much less actually opening the door, seems way too much like someone breaking into the house!

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« Reply #4826 on: October 04, 2013, 03:47:47 AM »
...   POUND POUND POUND! TWISTS AND RATTLES DOOR KNOB MULTIPLE TIMES! POUND POUND POUND!! ...

 :o  What if the door had not been locked?  Would they have just walked right in? 

I would consider that to be very offensive and unfortunately not a safe situation for the child or her mother.  There are people who would use a weapon if someone were trying to break into their house and twisting the knob, much less actually opening the door, seems way too much like someone breaking into the house!

Twisting the knob is testing for possibility of entry... that IS breaking in!
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« Reply #4827 on: October 05, 2013, 08:56:54 AM »
...   POUND POUND POUND! TWISTS AND RATTLES DOOR KNOB MULTIPLE TIMES! POUND POUND POUND!! ...

 :o  What if the door had not been locked?  Would they have just walked right in? 

I would consider that to be very offensive and unfortunately not a safe situation for the child or her mother.  There are people who would use a weapon if someone were trying to break into their house and twisting the knob, much less actually opening the door, seems way too much like someone breaking into the house!

Twisting the knob is testing for possibility of entry... that IS breaking in!

What the heck?!!!  Were they expecting to walk in and present you the order form?  (Mom and kid could be "surprising" a homeowner who has a baseball bat or worse :o).

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« Reply #4828 on: October 10, 2013, 12:45:46 PM »
The really good chinese restaurant near my office. We go there several times a month, food is good, great, quick service, and lunch specials are cheap.

So today we go, and we order. And wait. and wait some more. we got our soup, but not our meals.  and then wait some more. Meanwhile, they are running around doing takeout orders, and seating others after us. Who ALL got their food within 10-15 minutes. we asked them twice was it coming, and got no apology, and just excuses that they were busy with lots of takeout, and yes yes yes, its coming. then they disappeared. So after 45 minutes, and nothing, we left. IF you can't even apologize or admit (as we suspect) you forgot our orders, then sorry, you don't get our business. Today, or in the future.

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« Reply #4829 on: October 12, 2013, 02:05:54 PM »
A certain car rental place. We had reserved a car for the weekend and DH was supposed to pick it up at 11am. Except, they didn't have any for the 8 people who had reservations. It is a holiday weekend here so all rental cars are spoken for.  They arg now saying they may have cars by 4.   ::)
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