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Old 02-05-2020, 11:42 PM   #8621
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Thank you, guys - I'm doing better. The bug ain't dead yet, but I'm doing better.
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Old 02-06-2020, 04:34 PM   #8622
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Speaking of viruses, I'm nursing the flu, which cropped up Sunday evening, then blossomed to full-blown status while at work Monday. Had to call in on Tuesday, and I've been off ever since, per Dr's orders. It sucks on multiple fronts, mainly the bug itself, plus the hours I'm out. But also, it's been three days and I'm already boooored!!
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:56 PM   #8623
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Is it just me (or rather our home number) or have scammer phone calls increased right now suspiciously at tax time?

Cripe, we've got one now spoofing the electric company's number. Mom picked the first call of it up the other day... Thick Indian accent, could hardly understand him and she wasn't cooperating so the guy hung up on her. Was the electric company's legit customer service number that came up on the phone... Now this evening they've called twice, again with a number use by the company, but this one was their emergency number, like if you have to report a downed power line or something like that. Yeah, definitely a fake. And of course we can't block that because it's a legit number for the company, so I guess the jackass gets to continue to harass us. Grr.

Have had a number of weird, clearly scammy ones lately, more than usual. Including another one just now, soon after that last one by the electric company fake.



2/14 -- Old guy in one of my stores coughing something nasty, not even covering his mouth and pretty much coughing AT me while I'm trying to do my work there right by him. I don't know if he's got some kind of pneumonia or health problem going on but he sounded like he's practically drowning on the inside and better AS HELL not have something contagious! The way he sounded, it may as well have been the damn coronavirus for gods sake.

People like that piss me off. Maybe he can't help it, but at least have manners and consideration for others. It was bad enough in the same store on Monday some woman was there with her group of kids and of course one of them has to be sneezing multiple times right behind me and didn't sound covered either. Great, thanks! Not like I could even leave that area until I was done. (Quite happy I have not come down with anything from that kid.)

And then when my uncle treated us to dinner our waiter sounded rather horse, like possibly getting sick kind of horse... Super.

This here is why I learned to use Cold-Eeze preventatively after work or being out in public this time of year. Whether or not it has actually helped, I'm not sure, but so far, knock on wood, I haven't caught a single thing. (Which I'm honestly kind of shocked at.) And with the work coming up next week I can't afford to.

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Old 03-10-2020, 02:07 AM   #8624
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My gear grind: I worked hard for nothing. I got the work done only to be told that some of it needed to be changed because of miscommunication, one of the important documents was completely hidden from me.

Also this resulted in 70 sheets of paper wasted.
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Old 03-14-2020, 01:37 AM   #8625
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Something reminded me of a character that said things stilted.

'I make things go'.. or something similar..
and another character that was annoyed by him.

and it's been bugging me the past few hours..
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Old 03-14-2020, 05:26 AM   #8626
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Is it just me (or rather our home number) or have scammer phone calls increased right now suspiciously at tax time?

Cripe, we've got one now spoofing the electric company's number. Mom picked the first call of it up the other day... Thick Indian accent, could hardly understand him and she wasn't cooperating so the guy hung up on her. Was the electric company's legit customer service number that came up on the phone... Now this evening they've called twice, again with a number use by the company, but this one was their emergency number, like if you have to report a downed power line or something like that. Yeah, definitely a fake. And of course we can't block that because it's a legit number for the company, so I guess the jackass gets to continue to harass us. Grr.

Have had a number of weird, clearly scammy ones lately, more than usual. Including another one just now, soon after that last one by the electric company fake.
It seems to be an area thing. We were getting them almost every half our in December. They're relentless.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:45 PM   #8627
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It's too bad phones don't have a way to let their owners flag those calls so that they end up investigated or blocked on the company end if enough people flag it.



Sad grind... That song in the Range Rover commercial with the dog -- you know, "I found a place in my heart...I found a light in the dark...I found my heaven" -- isn't a real song. Was produced just for the ad, so I guess there is nothing more to it. Darn.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:52 PM   #8628
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Something reminded me of a character that said things stilted.

'I make things go'.. or something similar..
and another character that was annoyed by him.

and it's been bugging me the past few hours..

I believe you are referring to an alien race in Star Trek TNG, who were incredibly inept at engineering and building, but oddly manipulative and cunning at getting their way. They kidnapped Geordie to force him to help them fix their ship, and were fond of saying "We look for things. Things to make us go." Geordie got highly frustrated by their apparent stupidity.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:03 PM   #8629
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that was it .....

Been bugging me lately cause the radio guy said a line in a similar way and it triggered half a memory
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:55 PM   #8630
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F*cking mailman keeps putting slips in my box saying nobody was here to accept packages.

I have watched him do it. Doesn't even get out of the car to knock or ring the bell, that motherf*cker. There's a car in the driveway, among other signs of life. I live eight God damned miles from the USPS. This is BS.
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Old Yesterday, 07:52 AM   #8631
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Am I the only one confused by Shredder's Plot line in 'Shredder in Hell?'

Since when did he suddenly become a tragic character and somewhat good guy?

it's like they completely switched around shredder and splinters personalities.
with yoshi becoming leader of the foot clan.

at least it was nice to get some kind of back story on the pantheon.
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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM   #8632
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What I saw of it, I just kind of took it as some kind of backwards redemption for the better man he could have been.
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Old Yesterday, 02:12 PM   #8633
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My Janelle Monae shirt I got from amazon was indeed a bootleg piece of crap from China. Tried washing it in the washer and the design started to chip off. Trying to get a refund
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