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   Gram77  Last year we bought a Samsung Smart TV plus a 5 year warranty from H H Gregg. Of course they went bankrupt and there is no where to go to get our warranty honored. I have been on line to every place I could think to check this out. They all tell me we are out of luck. Apparently, gift certificates are no good either. I found some customer letters and there was one where a customer ordered a very large stainless steel frig and put down a $1,000.00 payment on the orders. No frig and no return of the down payment. There are lots of angry people out there
August 7 at 12:48 EST .



   StormCnter  Gram, your television is already giving trouble? Have you contacted Samsung?
August 15 at 08:51 EST .


   Gram77  Boy, Storm. Sometimes I wonder where my head is. Not too long ago I would have thought of that. Heaps of thanks!!
August 17 at 08:22 EST .


   MeiDei  Worst comes to worst you can deduct it as a loss (not covered by insurance ) from your fed. taxes. I have a large (now useless ) gift certificate from a very upscale restaurant. The owner died, 2nd wife and his adult kids that were running the restaurant - well you can guess the rest...every one lost; family, employees, customers, charitable organizations - spite - ugly business.
Friday at 22:37 EST .




   GO3  Ok, like clockwork we get the usual batch of Pete Rose stories. If I ever see his name again, I'm going to have to start taking psycho-tropic drugs. I'm sorry, but I just never did care about the Hall of Fame snub. Please, sportswriters, let it be.
August 3 at 02:59 EST .

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   Calvinesq  I think Pete's done for good this time. His admission to having sex with a 16 year old while he was 34, even if technically legal, is too much for even the most robust Rose supporters. Creepy comes to mind. His last round of publicity is ending with an insignificant thud.
August 7 at 13:26 EST .

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   GO3  Good.
August 9 at 02:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  I read the book "Pete Rose: An American Dilemma" by Kostya Kennedy earlier this summer. It was a good one. But, this guy has no place in the Hall of Fame. Of course, the performance enhancement users have no business there, either, but Rose's perfidies stand out.
August 15 at 08:50 EST .

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   Wetenschapper  Starlings! I hate 'em. They keep trying to colonize the big linden tree in the front yard. No thanks, I've seen what these highly social birds can do once they decided to roost, en masse, in a tree - constant racket and bird poo so thick on the ground you'd think it had snowed.

Well, after several weeks of chasing them off with a slingshot - a risky proposition, since I never know where the missile is going to come back down, maybe a window somewhere - I think I've found the perfect solution: a laser pointer. The 1Mw ones used for giving slide talks aren't bright enough. They have to be easily visible in daylight. I recommend a 500 or even a 1000mw bright green laser. Usually, the bright spot in the foliage is enough to frighten the flock away. For stubborn stragglers, it may take a shot to the eyes (they light up like cats' eyes, by the way ) followed by a couple of days of bumping into limbs to convince them this tree is not theirs. There are companies online selling suitable lasers, usually in the $50 range.
August 2 at 13:25 EST .

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   GO3  You're right. Stick with the green lasers esp in daylight hours.
August 3 at 02:56 EST .

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   Gram77  This is not the biggest thing to fuss about, but this morning I was tail gated seriously close and boy did I want to hit the brakes. Not to worry, I never would, but I really slowed down and I was in my park where all roads have just enough passing room and nothing else. The the driver blinked his lights at me. Funny thing, the car just wouldn't go faster. I was as much to blame as the guy behind me but I have to admit going slower was sort of fun. Maybe he's posting a pet peeve somewhere about me. Giggle.
July 13 at 13:45 EST .

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   GO3  Be careful of incidents like this. There are drivers out there who simply want to pass and a few number who are looking for any excuse to harass people and worse. If you are confident in protecting yourself, I would pull over and let them pass, but don't play games with them. If they act like jerks have your cell phone handy and nowadays be armed if so inclined.
July 19 at 22:41 EST .

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   GO3  Here's my peeve of the week: In the last three years I've come to the conclusion that powers of attorney aren't worth the paper they're written on. From cars to houses there always seems to be some problem in names, formatting, etc. causing me to handover more effort to the time (and money ) bandits in our society. I'm wondering if service members going overseas are being fed a bunch of malarkey just to make them feel good about their loved ones at home being able to make major transactions in their absence. What if a serve member is in an austere theater and can't get to a scanner, fax, legal assistance etc. so his/her spouse can make things happen at home? Not counting my original PoA, I'm on my third attempt to get this straightened out. Any legal eagles out there care to comment?
May 28 at 00:03 EST .

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   GO3  My immediate concern is that our recent financial transactions always run into the same roadblock: the PoA. It never seems to be good enough for car dealerships, title companies, etc. So my question is: What's the point? Sometimes the solution is to get a limited PoA for the specific piece of property or individual transaction. This is ludicrous if the deployed party can't get to a JAG or legal assistance, which is why they did a general PoA in the first place. Idiotic bureaucrats and lawyers, but I repeat myself.
June 12 at 10:06 EST .

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   GO3  My tech related peeve: The bouncing web page. It seems no matter how long I wait for the page to load, or even if it indicates it has completed loading, many web pages still bounce up, down, whatever when I move to read something or click on a link. I feel like a bobble-head doll trying to focus on something and when I click on a link it invariably ends up being the one just below or above taking me to a page I don't want. I know, it's trivial given all the troubles in the world, but it's really irritating.
May 11 at 03:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree. It happens because items continue to load or refresh. The Daily Caller used to be the worst, but Tucker Carlson has apparently gotten that fixed.
May 26 at 10:04 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Some sites are worse than others, its all about ads.
Stay away from the Brit papers, the Telegraph, the Independent, etc. Your page will be reloading all day long.
June 3 at 13:49 EST .

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   Straitpath  My peeve: every institution wanting a user name, a password and sometimes another something or other. So I type in my password and back comes a message: it needs to be longer and fancier. I hate it!
April 5 at 19:21 EST .

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   Gram77  Just can't resist this pet peeve. It isn't in anger, it's something that makes me laugh and wonder. I had some guests yesterday and several of them during the visit used the bathroom. Each one came out wiping their hands on hankies or just sort of shaking their hands to remove dampness. Now I have (as most of you on doubt do ) a gazillion guest towels in the bathroom. My question is; why does no one use them? The puzzle/giggle for the day.
March 31 at 10:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  I think sometimes guests are hesitant to mess up nice guest towels. Bot my husband won't wipe his hands on towels at all because he read somewhere that towels hold bathroom bacteria. I think he's being ridiculous.
April 5 at 10:16 EST .

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   Gram77  This is interesting. A friend of mine recently said the exact same thing your husband said. Odd.
April 6 at 18:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  Years ago, I posted this peeve because my carwash cashier was annoying me by regularly failing to give me my penny when I gave bills for a ?.99 carwash(the prices vary, but they all end in .99 ). I complained to the manager, she was fired and that was the end of that. Now, all these years later, it has happened again with a different cashier. Yesterday, I got a 12.99 carwash and gave the cashier a ten and a five. She handed me two ones and said "Your change is two dollars". I stared at her for a second and then asked "And my penny?" She grimaced and said "Most people don't ask for it". Grrrrrrrr
March 20 at 16:51 EST .

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   Gram77  Has anyone ever sat still and did not comment when someone is telling a story about something that absolutely is incorrect? Happened to me today. A gal I know very well told about a situation where she tried to set up a banking on line program for me and I just couldn't catch on. Of course every one got a laugh out of it. I have no idea what brought that on and what's worse is it never happened. I thought I would never keep quiet but then decided it was a battle I would not win so I laughed along when every one else and hoped the subject would quickly change. The person had to know this was a lie. What causes such behavior?
February 16 at 15:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Insecurity maybe. I'm sorry she chose you for her tale; that you held your tongue is admirable - sometimes it's the best reply since we often think of something much better to say long after an incident. Should she, or anyone in that circle mention it to you, enlighten her/them with the truth adding you kept quiet because you didn't want to embarrass her.
February 18 at 04:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, you have approached her about it privately, though, haven't you? You were right not to start a public fuss, but damned if I'd let her get away without knowing I was angry.
February 21 at 06:58 EST .

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   Gram77  Yes, I did and talk about walking on egg shells. What I got was a silly grin and a wave of her hand. At least I shared my feelings. I will turn it over and move on. Thanks to MeiDei and Storm, both of whom I consider real friends. : )
February 22 at 16:59 EST .

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   Linder  Oh yes! I have a dear life-long friend who has so many wonderful qualities but she tells silly little lies. They always make a good story but they aren't true. I've learned to "challenge her memory" only if the lies are hurtful to somebody...works for me.
March 21 at 11:57 EST .

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