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#24031 splinky

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:58 PM



All Time Warner service in my area has been out since 9am. I'm going to miss bonanza

Still no friggin service


I thought they received some great award for superior customer service. Maybe they made it up, and awarded it to themselves?

They sold us a bill of goods. Hour without service is fast approaching.

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#24032 Suzanne F

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:43 AM

Thought about putting this in the Hey, Asshole thread, but it's not that bad.

UPS was supposed to deliver a package today with work that I hoped to turn around to be picked up first thing tomorrow. I was here all day. No ring of the door bell, not even of the downstairs buzzer. When I finally went down to the building's mailboxes about an hour ago (9:40-something PM), there it was on the shelf.

I emailed the sender (actually, responded to a message he had sent an hour before, while I was having dinner) to alert him that I could not stay up all night to get the job done. And that if the delivery was supposed to be signed for, he should refuse to pay as I did not sign.

Yes, UPS delivery person, I know you are getting used to the route now that our UPS guy of 30+ years is dead. But really, you should understand that when a package is addressed to someone AT THEIR BUSINESS, you should make some effort to get it to them during business hours. Now I will once again have to try to convince UPS that this is, in fact, a business address no matter that they think it is only residential. :angry:

On the good side, I don't have to stay up most of the night working on this. :) But still. :angry:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

I'm still waiting for our office manager to locate my project files that mysteriously went missing when she replaced my desk and removed a cabinet this past weekend. I don't know how she was able to salvage everything else from the cabinet, including my snacks and a spare umbrella, and somehow overlook an entire drawer full of folders in hanging files. I would have at least thought the cabinet would have been moved into a spare office and thus easily located. All of my handwritten notes from the last 2 years could now be mulch for all I know.
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#24034 prasantrin

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

I needed to get my car interior detailed due to the unfortunate death of a squash in it. I arrived at the car place at 12:10 (they open at 12), and was told it would be a 2 1/2 hour wait, then it would take 3 hours for the service. WTF? And this place is first-come-first-served, no appointments allowed. Don't people (other than me) have better things to do on a rainy Sunday than get their cars washed?

And if anyone's interested, dried up fluid from a dead squash smells sort of like dried fish.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:49 PM

I needed to get my car interior detailed due to the unfortunate death of a squash in it. I arrived at the car place at 12:10 (they open at 12), and was told it would be a 2 1/2 hour wait, then it would take 3 hours for the service. WTF? And this place is first-come-first-served, no appointments allowed. Don't people (other than me) have better things to do on a rainy Sunday than get their cars washed?

And if anyone's interested, dried up fluid from a dead squash smells sort of like dried fish.

Next time, murder your squash in a secure secluded location. Easier all around. :cool:
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#24036 prasantrin

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:06 PM


I needed to get my car interior detailed due to the unfortunate death of a squash in it. I arrived at the car place at 12:10 (they open at 12), and was told it would be a 2 1/2 hour wait, then it would take 3 hours for the service. WTF? And this place is first-come-first-served, no appointments allowed. Don't people (other than me) have better things to do on a rainy Sunday than get their cars washed?

And if anyone's interested, dried up fluid from a dead squash smells sort of like dried fish.

Next time, murder your squash in a secure secluded location. Easier all around. :cool:


And if I must transport the dead carcass, I must remember to line the trunk with garbage bags next time. Easier clean up.

(I didn't exactly murder it, unless you consider neglect to be murder. It would be like manslaughter, I think.)

(if it's a carcass, it's already dead, right? That means "dead carcass" is redundant?

#24037 splinky

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:12 PM



I needed to get my car interior detailed due to the unfortunate death of a squash in it. I arrived at the car place at 12:10 (they open at 12), and was told it would be a 2 1/2 hour wait, then it would take 3 hours for the service. WTF? And this place is first-come-first-served, no appointments allowed. Don't people (other than me) have better things to do on a rainy Sunday than get their cars washed?

And if anyone's interested, dried up fluid from a dead squash smells sort of like dried fish.

Next time, murder your squash in a secure secluded location. Easier all around. :cool:


And if I must transport the dead carcass, I must remember to line the trunk with garbage bags next time. Easier clean up.

(I didn't exactly murder it, unless you consider neglect to be murder. It would be like manslaughter, I think.)

(if it's a carcass, it's already dead, right? That means "dead carcass" is redundant?

sounds like "depraved indifference". also, one of those pine air freshener for cars will cover the scent of murder, very nicely

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#24038 ghostrider

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:41 PM




I needed to get my car interior detailed due to the unfortunate death of a squash in it. I arrived at the car place at 12:10 (they open at 12), and was told it would be a 2 1/2 hour wait, then it would take 3 hours for the service. WTF? And this place is first-come-first-served, no appointments allowed. Don't people (other than me) have better things to do on a rainy Sunday than get their cars washed?

And if anyone's interested, dried up fluid from a dead squash smells sort of like dried fish.

Next time, murder your squash in a secure secluded location. Easier all around. :cool:


And if I must transport the dead carcass, I must remember to line the trunk with garbage bags next time. Easier clean up.

(I didn't exactly murder it, unless you consider neglect to be murder. It would be like manslaughter, I think.)

(if it's a carcass, it's already dead, right? That means "dead carcass" is redundant?

sounds like "depraved indifference". also, one of those pine air freshener for cars will cover the scent of murder, very nicely

So that's why those little things are so popular.
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#24039 splinky

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:04 PM





I needed to get my car interior detailed due to the unfortunate death of a squash in it. I arrived at the car place at 12:10 (they open at 12), and was told it would be a 2 1/2 hour wait, then it would take 3 hours for the service. WTF? And this place is first-come-first-served, no appointments allowed. Don't people (other than me) have better things to do on a rainy Sunday than get their cars washed?

And if anyone's interested, dried up fluid from a dead squash smells sort of like dried fish.

Next time, murder your squash in a secure secluded location. Easier all around. :cool:


And if I must transport the dead carcass, I must remember to line the trunk with garbage bags next time. Easier clean up.

(I didn't exactly murder it, unless you consider neglect to be murder. It would be like manslaughter, I think.)

(if it's a carcass, it's already dead, right? That means "dead carcass" is redundant?

sounds like "depraved indifference". also, one of those pine air freshener for cars will cover the scent of murder, very nicely

So that's why those little things are so popular.

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“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:00 PM

I hate hate hate this weather . My apartment is cold and clammy , and so am I .
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#24041 Suzanne F

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:02 AM

We're just cold all day. Toasty, sometimes too much, at night thanks to our Rachael Ray comforter. :lol:

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#24042 prasantrin

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:57 AM

I had a very little bit of khanom jeen nam ya gai tonight, and now my entire scalp is itching like crazy. I think I might be becoming allergic to shrimp paste. This is not good because many tasty dishes have shrimp paste. And if I'm becoming allergic to shrimp paste, does that mean I'll eventually become allergic to shellfish?

#24043 Suzanne F

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:44 AM

I had a very little bit of khanom jeen nam ya gai tonight, and now my entire scalp is itching like crazy. I think I might be becoming allergic to shrimp paste. This is not good because many tasty dishes have shrimp paste. And if I'm becoming allergic to shrimp paste, does that mean I'll eventually become allergic to shellfish?


If it makes you feel any less anxious, sometimes one gets itchy for no clear reason. Anyway, I do.:blush: But it goes away.

Shrimp paste by itself is pretty gross, but you could wait a couple of days and just take a bit alone. If you have another reaction, you should go to an allergist, who can test you and (one hopes) give you good information.

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#24044 Sneakeater

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:05 AM

I personally think that anyone who pays to go to a trained medical professional, when they can get free advice on a foodboard, is crazy.
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#24045 prasantrin

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:52 AM

What?! But I get the best medical advice from food boards! :rolleyes:

I mentioned allergies only because my mother, as a child, was allergic to shrimp paste (and still is allergic to it). As an adult (around the age I am now), she developed allergies to other shellfish, including crabs and shrimps (though she still eats them on occasion). Because of that, I have always wondered about adult-onset food allergies, so when my scalp itched non-stop for 3+ hours last night, I wondered aloud (in written form) if I, too, was developing an allergy to shellfish. That would suck a lot. But I'll have to wait to confirm until the next time I have nam ya. It's the only thing I eat on occasion that has shrimp paste (as far as I know), and my friend doesn't make it too often.

Mmmmmm. . . nam ya. . . I hope it was just a random case of intense itchiness, because I love nam ya!

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