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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Bertogliat » Mon May 06 5:53 pm

Bigbeer wrote:
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We of course can’t all have the same garbage company so every Monday morning starting about 7 am I am woken up by five different garbage trucks going through the neighborhood. Then another five trucks during recycling weeks.

I guess I should be thankful they all come on the same day.....!
Your neighborhood doesn’t all have the same garbage pickup company? I didn’t know that was a thing, in every neighborhood I’ve lived in including currently, everyone uses uses 1 company.
My current city is the first I’ve lived in that uses 1 company for the garbage.

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Post by davescharf » Mon May 06 6:11 pm

In Plymouth they have 3 different companies and one Recycling company
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Post by Jane Fonda » Mon May 06 6:14 pm

We have a city-wide contract for garbage, run by a company that was started specifically to serve our city, that then contracts out to the lowest bidder for trash service.

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Post by Handyman » Mon May 06 6:37 pm

There are like 4 in my neighborhood.
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Post by NYC Gopher fan » Mon May 06 7:02 pm

Edina offers eight different companies.

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Post by sunbone » Mon May 06 7:57 pm

Handyman wrote:
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There are like 4 in my neighborhood.
At least they are all on the same day.

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Post by MATT » Mon May 06 8:18 pm

Before we moved, we had same day in St. Louis Park (recycle every other week) and I believe it was four different companies for trash, recycling, organics recycling, and yard waste.

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Post by D2D » Mon May 06 10:19 pm

We have at least four )and maybe five?) that pick up in our neighborhood, all on Thursday. Their pricing is very competitive and is "subject to negotiation". I just switched and almost cut our bill in half.

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Post by Handyman » Tue May 07 12:17 am

sunbone wrote:
Mon May 06 7:57 pm
Handyman wrote:
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There are like 4 in my neighborhood.
At least they are all on the same day.
True dat :D
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Post by Slap Shot » Tue May 07 4:13 am

Bigbeer wrote:
Mon May 06 5:46 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
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We of course can’t all have the same garbage company so every Monday morning starting about 7 am I am woken up by five different garbage trucks going through the neighborhood. Then another five trucks during recycling weeks.

I guess I should be thankful they all come on the same day.....!
Your neighborhood doesn’t all have the same garbage pickup company? I didn’t know that was a thing, in every neighborhood I’ve lived in including currently, everyone uses uses 1 company.
When I was still in MN we had a choice (even with an HOA) but they had to run on the same day to be available to us.
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Post by Karlsson » Tue May 07 7:41 am

MPLS doesn't allow using a company. Unless the place you own has more than 4 dwellings in it, anyway.

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Post by HockeyBum » Tue May 07 8:29 am

I'm usually a "Less Government/Free Market" kind of guy, but I would have no problem if my city switched over to a single-hauler system for trash pickup. Starting at 6:30 every Wednesday morning, my street is like freaking Grand Central Station. There are at least 5 haulers criss-crossing thru my neighborhood (Tennis, Republic, Waste Management, Highland, and Maroney's). Each company has both a garbage truck and a recycling truck. I hate it.

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Post by Steve MN » Tue May 07 8:30 am

Brooklyn Park lets you pick for garbage, the recycling is on a city contract. It is all scheduled for the same day, at least.
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Post by MNGophers29 » Tue May 07 8:45 am

Wow, who thought that trash collecting could get so bungled up. Another reason North Dakota isn't such a bad place to live. We have plenty of room to put our garbage so we have 1 company and they take ANYTHING. Single sort recycling too, all picked up on the same day (recycling every other week). I haven't always lived in ND, used to live in Bemidji and Grand Rapids and it was the same over there, so must just be a twin cities metro thing, but still....cray cray.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Tue May 07 9:39 am

In plymouth, recycling is done through the city, but have 4-5 options for Garbage.

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Post by Bertogliat » Tue May 07 11:28 am

When I lived in Coon Rapids we had the ability to chose our garbage company so we would have trucks coming from 4-5 different companies on Friday mornings.

It really wasn't that big of a deal. Most people are at work during weekdays anyway and never hear them.

If you're bothered by 20 trucks going down your street over a 6 hour period, then you should be happy you live on a very quiet street. This is truly a first world problem.

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Post by Cowgirl » Sat May 11 12:35 am

So I finally delved into craigslist to try and sell my damn Tempur-Pedic mattress. I make it very clear in my ad I will only accept $1500 firm, cold hard cash. I immediately get a “will you take $450”, and then an “i like the price” and when I reiterate twice that it is cash only, I get back “pay pal only takes 5 minutes to set up.....”.
I’m already regretting this decision. If anyone wants to come hang out, I have a helluva a guest bed....

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Post by MNGophers29 » Sat May 11 4:19 am

Cowgirl wrote:
Sat May 11 12:35 am
So I finally delved into craigslist to try and sell my damn Tempur-Pedic mattress. I make it very clear in my ad I will only accept $1500 firm, cold hard cash. I immediately get a “will you take $450”, and then an “i like the price” and when I reiterate twice that it is cash only, I get back “pay pal only takes 5 minutes to set up.....”.
I’m already regretting this decision. If anyone wants to come hang out, I have a helluva a guest bed....
People and their ability to NOT read something in front of them shouldn’t astound me as much as it should nowadays, but it does. We post things on FB marketplace all the time that say something and people always ask a dumb question that is answered in the description every. Time.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sat May 11 11:21 am

MNGophers29 wrote:
Sat May 11 4:19 am
Cowgirl wrote:
Sat May 11 12:35 am
So I finally delved into craigslist to try and sell my damn Tempur-Pedic mattress. I make it very clear in my ad I will only accept $1500 firm, cold hard cash. I immediately get a “will you take $450”, and then an “i like the price” and when I reiterate twice that it is cash only, I get back “pay pal only takes 5 minutes to set up.....”.
I’m already regretting this decision. If anyone wants to come hang out, I have a helluva a guest bed....
People and their ability to NOT read something in front of them shouldn’t astound me as much as it should nowadays, but it does. We post things on FB marketplace all the time that say something and people always ask a dumb question that is answered in the description every. Time.
I’m reasonably confident the one was a scammer. It was a very canned response about PayPal but with horrible grammar. I do have a PayPal account but would imagine there are ways to get screwed still - this guy claimed that was the only link to his bank account. I wasn’t born yesterday - if you have a bank account they’ll give you bills! Cash in hand is the only way I’ll know I’m getting paid!

Edit: just checked and got another winner, cuz this sounds legit, right:

“I want to pick it up.because,it is looking marvelaous.please text me to (email address) ,if it is still available.”

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Post by Bertogliat » Sat May 11 9:09 pm

That is the thing about Craig’s list. The first 5-6 things I sold, no issues.


Then I tried to sell a bike or something similar and I got these texts telling me how amazing the bike was and that they were overseas and they would send me money if i’d Ship the bike.


I would get 4-5 texts with virtually the same message.

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Post by george » Sun May 12 8:37 am

I'm just amazed that a used foam mattress, no matter how advanced the foam, goes for $1500! I'm pretty sure top of the line Sleep Number beds with adjustable base is less.

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Post by Cowgirl » Sun May 12 8:50 am

george wrote:
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I'm just amazed that a used foam mattress, no matter how advanced the foam, goes for $1500! I'm pretty sure top of the line Sleep Number beds with adjustable base is less.
That’s half what I payed for it. Sleep number beds are just as expensive.

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Post by Slap Shot » Sun May 12 8:56 am

Cowgirl wrote:
Sun May 12 8:50 am
george wrote:
Sun May 12 8:37 am
I'm just amazed that a used foam mattress, no matter how advanced the foam, goes for $1500! I'm pretty sure top of the line Sleep Number beds with adjustable base is less.
That’s half what I payed for it. Sleep number beds are just as expensive.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sun May 12 9:28 am

I liked our sleep number. But it’s not for everybody. My best mattress was one from the original mattress factory. It’s the one I went back to after I gave up on the foam one but it’s worn out so I’m hoping I can sell my tempur for enough to get a new one.

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Post by Handyman » Sun May 12 10:48 am

george wrote:
Sun May 12 8:37 am
I'm just amazed that a used foam mattress, no matter how advanced the foam, goes for $1500! I'm pretty sure top of the line Sleep Number beds with adjustable base is less.
It most certainly is not. Even the older models that are out of date (and during a major sale) dont cost that little. The cheapest King Sized mattress they have on their site right now is $1500 without the base. Adding an adjustable base ups the cost to at least $3800. (just the head adjustable)
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Post by 5 O.T. » Sun May 12 12:12 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
Sat May 11 11:21 am
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sat May 11 4:19 am
Cowgirl wrote:
Sat May 11 12:35 am
So I finally delved into craigslist to try and sell my damn Tempur-Pedic mattress. I make it very clear in my ad I will only accept $1500 firm, cold hard cash. I immediately get a “will you take $450”, and then an “i like the price” and when I reiterate twice that it is cash only, I get back “pay pal only takes 5 minutes to set up.....”.
I’m already regretting this decision. If anyone wants to come hang out, I have a helluva a guest bed....
People and their ability to NOT read something in front of them shouldn’t astound me as much as it should nowadays, but it does. We post things on FB marketplace all the time that say something and people always ask a dumb question that is answered in the description every. Time.
I’m reasonably confident the one was a scammer. It was a very canned response about PayPal but with horrible grammar. I do have a PayPal account but would imagine there are ways to get screwed still - this guy claimed that was the only link to his bank account. I wasn’t born yesterday - if you have a bank account they’ll give you bills! Cash in hand is the only way I’ll know I’m getting paid!

Edit: just checked and got another winner, cuz this sounds legit, right:

“I want to pick it up.because,it is looking marvelaous.please text me to (email address) ,if it is still available.”

:lol:
Craigslist "Avoiding Scams and Fraud" link:

https://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
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Post by Bertogliat » Sun May 12 1:17 pm

5 O.T. wrote:
Sun May 12 12:12 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Sat May 11 11:21 am
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sat May 11 4:19 am
Cowgirl wrote:
Sat May 11 12:35 am
So I finally delved into craigslist to try and sell my damn Tempur-Pedic mattress. I make it very clear in my ad I will only accept $1500 firm, cold hard cash. I immediately get a “will you take $450”, and then an “i like the price” and when I reiterate twice that it is cash only, I get back “pay pal only takes 5 minutes to set up.....”.
I’m already regretting this decision. If anyone wants to come hang out, I have a helluva a guest bed....
People and their ability to NOT read something in front of them shouldn’t astound me as much as it should nowadays, but it does. We post things on FB marketplace all the time that say something and people always ask a dumb question that is answered in the description every. Time.
I’m reasonably confident the one was a scammer. It was a very canned response about PayPal but with horrible grammar. I do have a PayPal account but would imagine there are ways to get screwed still - this guy claimed that was the only link to his bank account. I wasn’t born yesterday - if you have a bank account they’ll give you bills! Cash in hand is the only way I’ll know I’m getting paid!

Edit: just checked and got another winner, cuz this sounds legit, right:

“I want to pick it up.because,it is looking marvelaous.please text me to (email address) ,if it is still available.”

:lol:
Did you post the wrong link?
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Post by Cowgirl » Sun May 12 1:41 pm

Or he’s trying to scam us. 😆

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Post by 5 O.T. » Sun May 12 1:54 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Sun May 12 1:17 pm
5 O.T. wrote:
Sun May 12 12:12 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Sat May 11 11:21 am
MNGophers29 wrote:
Sat May 11 4:19 am
Cowgirl wrote:
Sat May 11 12:35 am
So I finally delved into craigslist to try and sell my damn Tempur-Pedic mattress. I make it very clear in my ad I will only accept $1500 firm, cold hard cash. I immediately get a “will you take $450”, and then an “i like the price” and when I reiterate twice that it is cash only, I get back “pay pal only takes 5 minutes to set up.....”.
I’m already regretting this decision. If anyone wants to come hang out, I have a helluva a guest bed....
People and their ability to NOT read something in front of them shouldn’t astound me as much as it should nowadays, but it does. We post things on FB marketplace all the time that say something and people always ask a dumb question that is answered in the description every. Time.
I’m reasonably confident the one was a scammer. It was a very canned response about PayPal but with horrible grammar. I do have a PayPal account but would imagine there are ways to get screwed still - this guy claimed that was the only link to his bank account. I wasn’t born yesterday - if you have a bank account they’ll give you bills! Cash in hand is the only way I’ll know I’m getting paid!

Edit: just checked and got another winner, cuz this sounds legit, right:

“I want to pick it up.because,it is looking marvelaous.please text me to (email address) ,if it is still available.”

:lol:
Craigslist "Avoiding Scams and Fraud" link:

https://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
Did you post the wrong link?
:lol: :dope:

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Post by JC65 » Fri May 17 9:26 am

Finding out your employer is being swallowed by a much larger competitor via a google news alert at 9:30pm...

A competitor who has a spotty to poor track record when it comes to dealing with acquisitions.

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Post by Bertogliat » Fri May 17 11:13 am

JC65 wrote:
Fri May 17 9:26 am
Finding out your employer is being swallowed by a much larger competitor via a google news alert at 9:30pm...

A competitor who has a spotty to poor track record when it comes to dealing with acquisitions.
I've been through a couple acquisitions, but I never had to be informed by the media. That is crappy.

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Post by F Da Sue » Fri May 17 11:40 am

JC65 wrote:
Fri May 17 9:26 am
Finding out your employer is being swallowed by a much larger competitor via a google news alert at 9:30pm...

A competitor who has a spotty to poor track record when it comes to dealing with acquisitions.
Cray I'm guessing? Shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The rumors of someone buying them have been swirling the stock market for as long as I can remember.

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F Da Sue wrote:
Fri May 17 11:40 am
JC65 wrote:
Fri May 17 9:26 am
Finding out your employer is being swallowed by a much larger competitor via a google news alert at 9:30pm...

A competitor who has a spotty to poor track record when it comes to dealing with acquisitions.
Cray I'm guessing? Shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The rumors of someone buying them have been swirling the stock market for as long as I can remember.
There's a difference between knowing something is possible and it actually happening.

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Post by Cowgirl » Sun May 19 1:56 am

Our power just went out. Not even raining. Third time since Thursday morning. At least the last two times it was storming so there was an excuse!

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Post by MNGophers29 » Sun May 19 6:26 am

Really sick and tired of this weather. I get that it is spring and the weather is unpredictable, but you can’t have multiple 80 degree days during workdays and 45 degree weekends and expect to keep your sanity, especially while at the lake.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sun May 19 10:34 am

A friend in sandstone just texted me that it is snowing.

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A friend in sandstone just texted me that it is snowing.
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It has taken 21 horse deaths in the last two months to shut down Santa Anita? Are you effing kidding me?
And some think it will only be shut down for a short time (less than a week) to evaluate the site to make sure there aren't any issues of the track contributing to the deaths. It could be crappy luck. I believe about half the horses were put down after running on the turf track while the other half were on the dirt track.
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Post by george » Tue May 28 10:15 pm

My neighbor bought a new riding mower and gave his to us. Very nice gesture, the mower is pretty good, needs some work but very usable.

What sticks in my craw is the fallout from this gift. My little garden shed is now way too small. I'll now need a new, bigger shed. There is a spot in the yard for it, but first I'll have to cut back some lilac bushes, move a bunch of other stuff and bring in fill to level the spot. Then I need to get rid of the old shed. And then the spot where the old shed is will allow us (me) to expand the patio. Then we'd have room for an outdoor kitchen. So this free mower will cost me thousands and take up all my free time this summer. :anger:

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Post by The Rube » Tue May 28 10:22 pm

Talk about a humblebrag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by george » Tue May 28 10:26 pm

The Rube wrote:
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Talk about a humblebrag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
I don't think that word means what you think it means. I was pretty happy about the mower until the wife got going about all the rest of it, and I watched my summer melt away. :(

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Post by The Rube » Tue May 28 10:28 pm

george wrote:
Tue May 28 10:26 pm
The Rube wrote:
Tue May 28 10:22 pm
Talk about a humblebrag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
I don't think that word means what you think it means. I was pretty happy about the mower until the wife got going about all the rest of it, and I watched my summer melt away. :(
I know what it means, and it was a joke, father. (Can't call you son, you older than me). :D
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Post by Bertogliat » Tue May 28 10:34 pm

george wrote:
Tue May 28 10:26 pm
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Tue May 28 10:22 pm
Talk about a humblebrag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
I don't think that word means what you think it means. I was pretty happy about the mower until the wife got going about all the rest of it, and I watched my summer melt away. :(
You could give it back and explain the situation. I am sure they would understand. Nobody wants to gift something only to find out it is a bigger financial burden.

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Post by MNGophers29 » Tue May 28 11:43 pm

I have a shed at my cabin that was recently freed of some space previously occupied by my old mower that would also free up your summer for you if this gift were to be re-gifted to say, me?
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Greyeagle » Wed May 29 7:18 am

george wrote:
Tue May 28 10:15 pm
My neighbor bought a new riding mower and gave his to us. Very nice gesture, the mower is pretty good, needs some work but very usable.

What sticks in my craw is the fallout from this gift. My little garden shed is now way too small. I'll now need a new, bigger shed. There is a spot in the yard for it, but first I'll have to cut back some lilac bushes, move a bunch of other stuff and bring in fill to level the spot. Then I need to get rid of the old shed. And then the spot where the old shed is will allow us (me) to expand the patio. Then we'd have room for an outdoor kitchen. So this free mower will cost me thousands and take up all my free time this summer. :anger:
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by george » Wed May 29 8:10 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Tue May 28 10:34 pm
george wrote:
Tue May 28 10:26 pm
The Rube wrote:
Tue May 28 10:22 pm
Talk about a humblebrag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
I don't think that word means what you think it means. I was pretty happy about the mower until the wife got going about all the rest of it, and I watched my summer melt away. :(
You could give it back and explain the situation. I am sure they would understand. Nobody wants to gift something only to find out it is a bigger financial burden.
I don't think I can. I also really like using the bagger to pick up leaves in the fall. I've borrowed it before for that. I think I just need to hire people to do the heavy work on all these subsequent projects.

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Post by Norm » Wed May 29 9:23 am

If you'll recall I posted here in Feb about the Fed Ex truck that got stuck in our driveway during a snowstorm. I tried to pull him out but couldn't, he called a wrecker that told him they were swamped, so I luckily got our neighbor to come over with a backhoe (1/2 mile away in a storm) and fish him out. The driver told my neighbor he would be back the next day with a $100 bill for him.

3 months later and our neighbor's not been paid. Now my wife is calling Fed Ex every other day trying to get them to pay but they just blow her off. Had the driver gotten the wrecker they would have charged a pretty penny and I doubt they would get away with out paying the bill.

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Post by Bonin21 » Wed May 29 9:31 am

You helped someone out that has a really $h!teee job in a crazy snowstorm. He probably offered the 100 without checking with a manager or anything. I would move on knowing you helped someone when you didn't have to.
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Post by Bertogliat » Wed May 29 9:44 am

Norm wrote:
Wed May 29 9:23 am
If you'll recall I posted here in Feb about the Fed Ex truck that got stuck in our driveway during a snowstorm. I tried to pull him out but couldn't, he called a wrecker that told him they were swamped, so I luckily got our neighbor to come over with a backhoe (1/2 mile away in a storm) and fish him out. The driver told my neighbor he would be back the next day with a $100 bill for him.

3 months later and our neighbor's not been paid. Now my wife is calling Fed Ex every other day trying to get them to pay but they just blow her off. Had the driver gotten the wrecker they would have charged a pretty penny and I doubt they would get away with out paying the bill.
I’ve never seen Fed Ex pull into someone’s driveway. That’s odd.

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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

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Bertogliat wrote:
Wed May 29 9:44 am
Norm wrote:
Wed May 29 9:23 am
If you'll recall I posted here in Feb about the Fed Ex truck that got stuck in our driveway during a snowstorm. I tried to pull him out but couldn't, he called a wrecker that told him they were swamped, so I luckily got our neighbor to come over with a backhoe (1/2 mile away in a storm) and fish him out. The driver told my neighbor he would be back the next day with a $100 bill for him.

3 months later and our neighbor's not been paid. Now my wife is calling Fed Ex every other day trying to get them to pay but they just blow her off. Had the driver gotten the wrecker they would have charged a pretty penny and I doubt they would get away with out paying the bill.
I’ve never seen Fed Ex pull into someone’s driveway. That’s odd.
Only time I've ever seen it is on a cul-de-sac with too many cars parked already to do the loop.
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Post by Jane Fonda » Wed May 29 11:08 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Wed May 29 9:44 am
Norm wrote:
Wed May 29 9:23 am
If you'll recall I posted here in Feb about the Fed Ex truck that got stuck in our driveway during a snowstorm. I tried to pull him out but couldn't, he called a wrecker that told him they were swamped, so I luckily got our neighbor to come over with a backhoe (1/2 mile away in a storm) and fish him out. The driver told my neighbor he would be back the next day with a $100 bill for him.

3 months later and our neighbor's not been paid. Now my wife is calling Fed Ex every other day trying to get them to pay but they just blow her off. Had the driver gotten the wrecker they would have charged a pretty penny and I doubt they would get away with out paying the bill.
I’ve never seen Fed Ex pull into someone’s driveway. That’s odd.
Happens pretty much every stop when you get away from the city. Even here in far northern suburbs they pull in driveways regularly.

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Post by davescharf » Wed May 29 12:42 pm

george wrote:
Wed May 29 8:10 am
Bertogliat wrote:
Tue May 28 10:34 pm
george wrote:
Tue May 28 10:26 pm
The Rube wrote:
Tue May 28 10:22 pm
Talk about a humblebrag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
I don't think that word means what you think it means. I was pretty happy about the mower until the wife got going about all the rest of it, and I watched my summer melt away. :(
You could give it back and explain the situation. I am sure they would understand. Nobody wants to gift something only to find out it is a bigger financial burden.
I don't think I can. I also really like using the bagger to pick up leaves in the fall. I've borrowed it before for that. I think I just need to hire people to do the heavy work on all these subsequent projects.
That and there is the wife factor. She knows she’s getting all this new work done :)
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Post by Slap Shot » Thu May 30 3:52 pm

On my 10-year anniversary date with my company I received a $150 gift cert to the restaurant of my choice and at the time I chose Butcher and the Boar. A somewhat lean economy or not (my division's margins have been crushing going on 2 years running) at 15 years I got nada. :chainsaw:
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Slap Shot wrote:
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On my 10-year anniversary date with my company I received a $150 gift cert to the restaurant of my choice and at the time I chose Butcher and the Boar. A somewhat lean economy or not (my division's margins have been crushing going on 2 years running) at 15 years I got nada. :chainsaw:
We have much better anniversary gifts now but at 5 years I received a wooden desk clock with a gold colored plastic tag on the front. And at 10 years I got a crystal bowl on a wooden base.

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Post by The Rube » Thu May 30 9:50 pm

We get a catalog to choose from after each 5 year anniv. This last one I got a surround sound system, which I gave to my brother, since I couldn't fully utilize it's capabilities in my apt. There's some decent stuff in the catalog, too.
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Post by Jane Fonda » Mon Jun 03 8:47 pm

Missing bird #1, then going 24 straight. :anger:

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Post by george » Tue Jun 04 8:19 am

Jane Fonda wrote:
Mon Jun 03 8:47 pm
Missing bird #1, then going 24 straight. :anger:
Hey Brent, see above for correct use of term "humble brag." :wink:

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Jane Fonda wrote:
Mon Jun 03 8:47 pm
Missing bird #1, then going 24 straight. :anger:
Been there, done that, got the freaking t-shirt.
I've also done it in reverse - smoked the first 24 only to miss the last bird.
I have GOT to stop saying "How stupid can you get"
Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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MNNavy wrote:
Tue Jun 04 9:22 am
Jane Fonda wrote:
Mon Jun 03 8:47 pm
Missing bird #1, then going 24 straight. :anger:
Been there, done that, got the freaking t-shirt.
I've also done it in reverse - smoked the first 24 only to miss the last bird.
I assume this is like bowling a 299? Only maybe not quite as difficult.

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I have no idea what this is referring to.
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I have no idea what this is referring to.
Trap shooting. A round is 25 "birds" or clays. He missed the first, smoked the rest. I've never seen a t-shirt for 24/25 though. :wink: You get a patch for 25 strait and can add it to your shooting vest.

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Post by Composer » Tue Jun 04 1:44 pm

So you’re shooting waterfowl?

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Having to brush up on my weather lingo understanding when reading storm discussions on the NWS Storm Prediction Center website. f***, I hate storms.
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george wrote:
Tue Jun 04 10:37 am
Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Jun 04 10:32 am
I have no idea what this is referring to.
Trap shooting. A round is 25 "birds" or clays. He missed the first, smoked the rest. I've never seen a t-shirt for 24/25 though. :wink: You get a patch for 25 strait and can add it to your shooting vest.
Shooting vest?

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Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:
Tue Jun 04 3:02 pm
george wrote:
Tue Jun 04 10:37 am
Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Jun 04 10:32 am
I have no idea what this is referring to.
Trap shooting. A round is 25 "birds" or clays. He missed the first, smoked the rest. I've never seen a t-shirt for 24/25 though. :wink: You get a patch for 25 strait and can add it to your shooting vest.
Shooting vest?

/knows nothing about shooting of any kind
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george wrote:
Tue Jun 04 8:19 am
Jane Fonda wrote:
Mon Jun 03 8:47 pm
Missing bird #1, then going 24 straight. :anger:
Hey Brent, see above for correct use of term "humble brag." :wink:
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g-manpuck wrote:
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Having to brush up on my weather lingo understanding when reading storm discussions on the NWS Storm Prediction Center website. f***, I hate storms.
The Mesoscale discussion, weather watch, or day1 outlook?
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george wrote:
Tue Jun 04 8:19 am
Jane Fonda wrote:
Mon Jun 03 8:47 pm
Missing bird #1, then going 24 straight. :anger:
Hey Brent, see above for correct use of term "humble brag." :wink:
That was a humble brag, but yours was also, as many are not in your same situation to have the problem you mentioned in the first place. :wink:
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Post by davescharf » Tue Jun 04 10:06 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Tue Jun 04 10:19 am
MNNavy wrote:
Tue Jun 04 9:22 am
Jane Fonda wrote:
Mon Jun 03 8:47 pm
Missing bird #1, then going 24 straight. :anger:
Been there, done that, got the freaking t-shirt.
I've also done it in reverse - smoked the first 24 only to miss the last bird.
I assume this is like bowling a 299? Only maybe not quite as difficult.
For me I have a better shot at bowling a 299 since I have 3 games in the 280s and a few more in the 270s. Even when I shot often I was never that great at it,but others may answer the exact opposite.
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Post by The Rube » Tue Jun 04 10:18 pm

Even when I bowled, the best I ever had was a 250ish game. At least in shooting, you only have to hit 1 target. In bowling, to be perfect, you have to hit ten, twelve times in a row. ;)
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Post by Bertogliat » Tue Jun 04 11:01 pm

I’ve probably bowled 100+ games in my life and have never hit the 180 mark.

I’ve been trap shooting twice (I don’t hunt or own a gun) and I was able to get 19 of 25).

I am not trying to diminish a perfect 25 in trap but I think bowling 300 is quite a feat.

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Post by Slap Shot » Wed Jun 05 2:58 am

I was never a regular bowler. 2-3 times a year max and breaking 150 was very infrequent. When we moved here and the kids were smaller we started going a bit more often - maybe 1-2 times a month for about a year. I topped out at 228.
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Post by g-manpuck » Wed Jun 05 6:35 am

Steve MN wrote:
Tue Jun 04 4:31 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Tue Jun 04 2:59 pm
Having to brush up on my weather lingo understanding when reading storm discussions on the NWS Storm Prediction Center website. f***, I hate storms.
The Mesoscale discussion, weather watch, or day1 outlook?
The Mesoscale discussion. I only understand about a fourth of what their saying but I trust those discussions more than the weather terrorists predictions about the impending weather.
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Beauner » Wed Jun 05 7:33 am

Had my AC run yesterday. Came home to an un-air conditioned house and what looks like a frosted/iced over hose.

Hoorayyyy.

Replaced the filter last night and ran the fan to thaw out the frozen hose. Praying it worked. Gonna try to run it when I get home.
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