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1 hour ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

2) Adults with several decades of life behind them who can't buy a car, get a title transferred, get a tag, transfer insurance, or go to the bank for a certified check without somebody to hold their hands every step of the way.

Note I am NOT quoting your entire post!  ?

2.5) Those very same people who cannot mail a package. They show up at the post office with an item in hand. When it's their turn they tell the clerk, "I want to send this to my brother."  As if the clerk is going to wrap and package it, and knows his brother's address.   Happened the other day... I asked the clerk and he rolled his eyes and told me it happens several times a day.

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1 hour ago, TarheelRick said:

What irked me today and over the past several days is the incessant calls from people wanting to "help me" locate the correct Medicare supplement for me...

Yeah, and the spiel almost always starts out with "we're reaching out to you today..."

58 minutes ago, Rob Hall said:

... I only answer the phone for people/businesses that are in my contacts, I figure anyone else can leave a message.

Yup, me too. And I block every BS call, but it seems I'm having to block at least 10 new ones every week.

I keep hearing whispers in the wind that the Fed is actually going to DO something and get this annoying crapp stopped...but as we all know...

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16 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Note I am NOT quoting your entire post!  ?

2.5) Those very same people who cannot mail a package...

:D  Note I am not quoting yours in entirety either.

Yup, the same ones in the bank lines who have no idea how to make a deposit, or that you can't cash any old check at any old bank, or bring in their kid for something oddball on a Friday afternoon when the lines are longest with the "but WHY can't I cash my check here?" types, or business owners who don't bother to count their cash and change prior to trying to deposit it. These same folks used to be the ones in the car-tag lines who had none of their required info, nothing to write on, and would get argumentative because their own idiocy prevented them from getting a plate. Thankfully, we now have a well thought-out system for getting tags and titles that really speeds the process up in spite of the inevitable idiots.

And before all you hot happening high-techy folks tell me I'm a dinosaur Luddite and that if I was hip and with-the-times too I could do it all online...bugger off. The nature of my business requires that I still conduct some of these transactions in person.

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2 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

These same folks used to be the ones in the car-tag lines who had none of their required info, nothing to write on, and would get argumentative because their own idiocy prevented them from getting a plate. Thankfully, we now have a well thought-out system for getting tags and titles that really speeds the process up in spite of the inevitable idiots.

 

At one place where I used to work, I'd have to go to the DMV (short walk) and get registration/plates for new company vehicles.  The lines were always long regardless of the time of day.  I'd usually be in line for an hour or more.

Without fail, every time, when I got close to the front of the line, some clown would walk in, head to the front of the line, and tell the person in front that "he/she just went out to their car to get something that they forgot".  Having been in line for an hour or more, and not having seen that person in that time, I had no problem telling them that, along with telling the security guy too...

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We live in a some what rural area with about 50 homes that are close together and we enjoy giving candy to all the local neighbors children. The problem is that we have, and I'm not exaggerating, trucks with open trailers bringing children and teenagers thru the neighborhood. The trucks have license tags from a neighboring  county. We try and have a variety of candy bars but these kids are trying to egrab hands full out of the bowl. We've tried holding the bowel high enough that the little one can't but the biggest problem seems to be with the ones in their early teens that just lung at the bowl. What we have done for the last couple of years is to turn off the lights around 8 p.m. This way the local little ones get candy and the marauding hoards hopefully will stay away. These kids are running thru everyone's yards and flower beds and other plantings to go door to door. In the morning there is candy wrappers everywhere blowing around. They just don't have any manners anymore or respect for others property. Kind of takes the joy out of the whole thing.     

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4 minutes ago, espo said:

... They just don't have any manners anymore or respect for others property. Kind of takes the joy out of the whole thing.     

I'm sorry to see so many posts like this and Tom's relating the poor conduct of some kids these days. There's no question that concepts like "manners" and "fair" aren't getting as much air time as they did when I was a kid. And of course, it's not the kids' fault. Children don't come with embedded software that tells 'em how to act. It's the adults' responsibility, and it's largely being ignored. It's across all social strata too. I know a family where the mother is a pediatrician, the dad is a high-powered attorney, and the 3 teen kids are the rudest, most self-centered and nasty little maggots you could imagine.

Not too long back, a couple of my-neighborhood young-teen girls were smashing bottles they'd found on the street (thrown out by the recent crop of neighbors) at the end of my driveway, and photographing the adventure on their phones. And yes, I followed them home and told their parents.

These days, at Halloween, I turn out the front lights, pull the cars on the lawn as close as I can get to the house, and turn the motion-detectors all the way up. So far, it seems to have stopped the keying that was occurring previously.

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Getting chilly here on Long Island.Mornings are around 40ish ,and maybe upper 50s during the day.But that’s ok, you gotta complain about something, might as well be the weather.LOL??.And car show season is just about over.Just a few more shows, but they are calling for rain almost everyday this coming week.Oh well.

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8 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Yeah, but that's all part of the fun. If it were nothing but enjoyable, EVERYBODY would be doing it!

I can not agree that its anything close to being fun, wasting building supplies like paint/primer is not fun,  having bad luck happen that will basically alter the final completed model is not fun,  having to strip the same body 3 time and then another 4 times is not fun,  none of that is fun to me, but of course,  your mileage and mine is gonna vary on what we deem is fun. 

And the very definition of the hobby " an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. " is suppose to be enjoyable, that is the sole purpose of a hobby.

I am just in a very pissy mood towards the hobby , so you will have to excuse the tone of my reply Snake, its said to you with every bit of respect you deserve.

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14 minutes ago, OldTrucker said:

I'm irked at the below normal temps and the fact that one of the few days forecast to be in the 50's and I have to go up on the carport roof and do some tarring on has now turned windy as heck!

 

 

That's what happens when we put things off as I've been there, done that a few times. Sighhh.

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Well just as I thought, we have been Halloween'd again. The little children all had some great costumes and were very well behaved. Some where around 12 or so they just seem to lose common since. I finally had enough around 8:30 pm and turned out the lights. These Goblins didn't even bother with a costume or a bag for the candy. I spent a few hours trying to restore the flower beds and plantings in front of the house. They tore through the brick planter beds trampling ground cover and shrubs alike. Next year I'll try metal stakes and yellow caution tape.      

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18 minutes ago, espo said:

Well just as I thought, we have been Halloween'd again. The little children all had some great costumes and were very well behaved. Some where around 12 or so they just seem to lose common since. I finally had enough around 8:30 pm and turned out the lights. These Goblins didn't even bother with a costume or a bag for the candy. I spent a few hours trying to restore the flower beds and plantings in front of the house. They tore through the brick planter beds trampling ground cover and shrubs alike. Next year I'll try metal stakes and yellow caution tape.      

Try some stiff, dark cord strung about ankle high. 

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10 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Try some stiff, dark cord strung about ankle high. 

I'm starting to feel like the "Old man that keeps hollering at the kids to stay off the grass". Well I'm old anyway. Your suggestion, I'm sure somewhat in jest, reminds me of my Geese problems. A couple of years ago I drove several tall stakes into the waters edge and ran fishing leader line at several levels the length of the waters edge. At first the line startled the Geese but pretty soon they were flying over it. Even Bottle Rockets didn't seem to detour them. A well placed .177 seems to have a far more lasting effect. Ya I'm that old man trying to protect his yard.    

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On 11/10/2019 at 7:21 AM, 1930fordpickup said:

7am and this night shifter here woke up to pee and what do I hear some human running the mower to pick up leaves. They can't wait until 9 I guess.

Oh man,I know exactly what you mean.There should be a law saying that landscapers,for lack of a better word,can’t start their work(leaf blowers,edgers,chain saws,mowers,till 9 AM.)This time of the year ,it happens almost everyday.Last week ,my next door neighbor was using a chain saw at around 8 AM.I finally had enough,and went over to him and asked him to start later.Thankfully he was nice enough to wait a few hours.I normally sleep pretty well, but every once in awhile,I get really bad insomnia.Depending what’s on my mind.I don’t need to hear the noise POLLUTION!!!at 7,or 8 am.To me, that’s exactly what it is.??????.And I work different hours each week.So I can never have a set schedule.So please any landscapers ,or moronic uncaring neighbors....SHUT UP!!!!!! People are trying to sleep.

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1 minute ago, NYLIBUD said:

Oh man,I know exactly what you mean.There should be a law saying that landscapers,for lack of a better word,can’t start their work(leaf blowers,edgers,chain saws,mowers,till 9 AM.)This time of the year ,it happens almost everyday.

Yup!  Yesterday it was at 7am, lawn service had a mess of blowers running.   Right now I'm supporting a west coast client so my hours can be 10am to sometimes 8pm.  So I stay up late and sleep until 8am or so.

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