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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #525 on: February 01, 2019, 09:45:43 pm »
I tell them my number is *insert local area code* 867-5309. Some places I've lucked out and someone else had a rewards card there! I never touched their rewards, but I definitely used their discounts.  :D

And the clerks believe you?! :D

I don't always give my number, but sometimes I do for some stupid reason. 

The ding-dong that rides your tail trying to do forty. Hey speedy, there is, and I am not exaggerating, an inch of ice on the road. It looks like someone drove a Zamboni over it a few times to give it that extra nice, polished finish. Physics doesn't care if you have four wheel drive, the coefficient of rubber on ice stays the same, and it ain't much.

And, then they learn another law of physics....a body in motion tends to stay in motion!  :D

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #526 on: February 01, 2019, 09:52:33 pm »
Websites that try to guess your language based on what country your IP appears to be in, rather than the HTTP Accept-Language header sent by your browser. No, Google, I don't speak French; if I did, you would have to pardon it. >:( I don't even understand why they do this; surely geolocation takes more programming effort than just looking at a list of languages my browser is sending for this exact purpose?
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #527 on: February 03, 2019, 11:22:39 pm »
People who argue out in front of your apartment and when you go to tell them to take it outside they have the idea to act tough and threaten me if I "called the cops" they don't understand I have 911 in the form of a hammer by my door so go ahead be tough
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #528 on: February 06, 2019, 01:51:44 am »
Update on that face book page. I took a look this morning and it was really REALLY bad. I went through eight to ten pinterest disease posts to get to one post with real content. Then another eight to ten pinterest disease to find the next. Some of the stuff and nothing to do with the face book page. Two new members were doing this. Admin came in and cleaned it out!!!! Admin posted and put their foot down. Reminded members what the page is for. Out of well over fifty posts only five or six remain. And these are actually pictures of vintage stuff.

So because I have to keep this post on topic I have to find something to complain about. So I'm going to gripe about no longer being able to complain about that face book page. We old folks love to complain. When we can no longer complain about something we have to go find something else to do.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #529 on: February 06, 2019, 08:20:24 am »
I have to take one of my dogs to the vet today. Nothing serious (thankfully). But, I have to pay for a full visit even though the doctor will not even be looking at him.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #530 on: February 06, 2019, 03:21:55 pm »
I just got recently removed/banned/blocked from a group on Facebook..........and I was never contacted by the Admins of that group and told why.  :goldpissed:
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #531 on: February 07, 2019, 12:35:33 am »
Kobuk, bummer dude. Hopefully it wasn't a real important group for you hobbies.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #532 on: February 07, 2019, 07:21:06 am »
Kobuk, bummer dude. Hopefully it wasn't a real important group for you hobbies.

Kobuk, that sure stinks! >:(

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #533 on: February 07, 2019, 01:12:12 pm »
Kobuk, bummer dude. Hopefully it wasn't a real important group for you hobbies.

Well, it kind of was as I really enjoyed seeing other modeler's work there. To the best of my knowledge, I never did anything trollish, abusive, etc.. All I did was comment/reply to another person and tell them to stop complaining about other people who make complaints, and that if he had a problem, he should have just PM'd the group's Admins with his concerns. Well, the guy (and possibly the Admins) didn't take well to my post and got all butthurt about it and decided to ban/block me from the group. And I can't be certain, but I am also 90% sure that any and all content that I had posted since day 1 of joining that group has also been purged.  >:( So in short........I never existed. And to make matters worse, I'm pretty sure this one guy was friends *crosses fingers* with one or more of the Admins. So much so in fact, that I'm sure favoritism played a part somewhere in this whole situation.  >:(

Go anywhere on FB and view/join different groups. Some group rules are written well, while others pretty much suck.  :P
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #534 on: February 07, 2019, 03:12:37 pm »
Kobuk, bummer dude. Hopefully it wasn't a real important group for you hobbies.

Well, it kind of was as I really enjoyed seeing other modeler's work there. To the best of my knowledge, I never did anything trollish, abusive, etc.. All I did was comment/reply to another person and tell them to stop complaining about other people who make complaints, and that if he had a problem, he should have just PM'd the group's Admins with his concerns. Well, the guy (and possibly the Admins) didn't take well to my post and got all butthurt about it and decided to ban/block me from the group. And I can't be certain, but I am also 90% sure that any and all content that I had posted since day 1 of joining that group has also been purged.  >:( So in short........I never existed. And to make matters worse, I'm pretty sure this one guy was friends *crosses fingers* with one or more of the Admins. So much so in fact, that I'm sure favoritism played a part somewhere in this whole situation.  >:(

Go anywhere on FB and view/join different groups. Some group rules are written well, while others pretty much suck.  :P


That really stinks regarding it affecting your hobby.  Favoritism of the sort that might of been played against you is NEVER a good thing.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #535 on: February 08, 2019, 10:52:49 pm »
Neighbor fired up a semi tractor in his driveway at 0100 a few nights ago. Ice Road Truckers, anyone?
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #536 on: February 08, 2019, 11:54:06 pm »
I don't know about anybody else, but where I live, whenever I go to a gas station/convenience store or the regular grocery store and I want to pick up a package of large jumbo size blueberry (or other flavor) muffins, they always make them and sell them with a sugary crumble topping on them which I dislike.  :goldpissed:
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #537 on: February 09, 2019, 08:41:18 am »
I don't know about anybody else, but where I live, whenever I go to a gas station/convenience store or the regular grocery store and I want to pick up a package of large jumbo size blueberry (or other flavor) muffins, they always make them and sell them with a sugary crumble topping on them which I dislike.  :goldpissed:

I TOTALLY agree with you on this one. A person can't even taste the muffin. All one can taste is the sugar.  >:(

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #538 on: February 09, 2019, 08:43:53 am »
The loud, scratchy, impossible to understand what is being said "gas station TV" video that plays when you are pumping gas.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #539 on: February 15, 2019, 07:14:17 pm »
The grocery store I frequent has just two machines to handle return of deposit cans and plastic bottles. Abandon all hope of returning your meager collection in a timely manner if someone at the front of the line transports their returns in 30-gallon trash bags (The "professional"). It will take longer to get your refund than to shop and check out. On those rare occasions when there are no lines, consider it a sign to buy a Powerball ticket!

There are indeed professional can/bottle return people. Actually saw an ad for one such service on a restarant placemat. They will take back your returnables for half of their value. This certainly explains the bags and bags of empties, causing more discouraged regulars, who may need to seek the services of a professional to recoup their loss. Quite a racket.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #540 on: Today at 06:36:01 pm »
Them people who see you pulling out of the parking lot and stop right in your way
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