Wet mail due to mailman not closing my mailbox!|
Reply #1001. May 01 12, 8:50 AM
An inch of water in the bottom of my otherwise empty dustbin. Puzzled. :( |
Reply #1002. May 01 12, 10:34 AM
Just had a text message. Here it is in its entirety, dodgy punctuation and all, except for the URL. I'm not even going to look at the link. |
" We have been trying to contact you regarding your accident, we now know how much you are owed, Visit www.xxxxxxxxx.info to confirm a time for us to call you.
" date - time - phone number "
No names anywhere, so it may be a random number generator. I can't even tell them to go away off. If I respond, they'll know they got a real number, and I'll never get rid of them.
Reply #1003. May 01 12, 11:58 AM
You're being scammed, Lesley. Just delete messages like that, or better yet, block that sender.|
Reply #1004. May 01 12, 12:06 PM
Of course I am. No, I don't block them because I haven't worked out how yet, and anyway they probably use different numbers, like those URGENT! calls on skype - block one, it'll only phone again. Only takes a second to delete them. |
Thee are websites for reporting nuisance callers. May remember to add this one. Probably a waste of time, though.
Reply #1005. May 01 12, 1:12 PM
Telemarketers. They are getting smarter and starting off saying "I'm not trying to sell you anything"...but then they proceed to do so.|
Reply #1006. May 02 12, 6:55 AM
In case you're wondering, they are those tiny black flying insects that people often mistakenly call "fruit flies". They are especially annoying because, like several members of the family, including mosquitoes, they are attracted by carbon dioxide and tend to try to fly up your nose lol.
Reply #1007. May 02 12, 9:52 PM
One word "Clingfilm"|
Reply #1008. May 03 12, 4:13 AM
Timence, some of them are even smarter and say they're conducting research on behalf of a charity. |
(A charidee! How can anyone resist?)
Well actually four charities.
And did I mention supermarkets?
Oh and while we're here I may as well ask you what car you drive, what care you're likely to buy in the next five years, and how you buy your insurance...
What sort of a property do you live in - are you owner, tenant, living with parents - what age bracket do you fall into - how many adults does your household consist of - what's your approximate total household income?
I wonder if people will actually give that sort of information to an unknown caller on the phone?
The last cold call I got was to tell me about a Government Initiative to inform me about saving energy.
Government Initiative - oooh!
Oh what's that - lagging and cavity wall insulation, that sort of thing?
"No, solar panels."
No thank you.
Reply #1009. May 03 12, 5:44 AM
Students 2 weeks before the end of school. Especially seniors.|
Reply #1010. May 03 12, 8:23 AM
Clients who don't remember what they want.|
Reply #1011. May 08 12, 7:18 AM
"FREE" is a four letter word! Don't buy it.|
Reply #1012. May 08 12, 12:12 PM
Lesley: WOW, they are sneaky in the UK! Haven't heard that one yet (and I've had a lot). Latest seems to be around telling me about how to "make the most of tax incentives". Translation: let me sell you some property so you can negative gear! I have had a genuine News Poll call recently though for a pleasant change.|
Reply #1013. May 09 12, 5:31 AM
Sneakier here than in Australia? Oh dear - not something to be proud of! Hope the sneakiness isn't practising on us before it finds its way to you. :-/ |
Reply #1014. May 11 12, 6:43 PM
I get aggravated at work about a thousand times a day. When I have a particularly bad day I try to remind myself that the day will end eventually and I will probably still be alive and (unless I totally lose my cool) I'll probably not be in prison. This plan is not foolproof.|
Reply #1015. May 12 12, 12:47 AM
People who talk loudly during a movie.|
Maynooth (husband) and I went to the movies last night with our daughter. The movie theatre was about half full with most of the people sitting towards the back. About halfway through the movie, a gaggle of giggling teenage girls entered, laughing and talking at the top of their lungs. They sat in the front row and continued to carry on like this for a few seconds. Everyone waited for them to settle down. When the seconds turned into minutes and it had become obvious they had no intention of settling down, Maynooth walked down to the front of the theatre and said to them "I paid good money to see this movie, not to listen to you carry on. Now sh*t up or get out". The entire theatre burst into applause and Maynooth said "See, I'm not the only one whom you've annoyed". [Maynooth does have the advantage of being 6'5". He wouldn't hurt a fly but he can look quite intimidating]. They slunk down in their seats and we didn't hear a peep out of them for the rest of the movie. When the lights came back on, they'd gone and none of us saw them leave. (LOL)
Reply #1016. May 12 12, 2:23 AM
Human nature is the same everywhere. If a selling trick works, others will pick it up and use it till it's stale.|
Reply #1017. May 12 12, 1:36 PM
Rick, how do you find enough minutes in the day to be annoyed so much - or is it a thousand annoying people? Does it help to think about all the nice money you get for being there? |
MotherGoose, I did something like that on a bus a dozen or so years ago. Half the passengers were mid-teen schoolchildren and they were making a lot of noise. There's letting off steam at hometime, and there's deliberately being a public pain. Nobody else on the bus could hear themselves think. I went into fishwife mode, took a deep breath, and yelled 5HUT UP at the top of my voice.
Result! Everyone on the bus froze and the children were almost silent, apart from occasional mutterings from the back. Who does she think she is... she can't tell us to... We've got a right... When they got off the bus they shuffled, eyes downcast, still muttering.
I apologised to my son and his hearing recovered fairly quickly.
If I ever get another man, perhaps I'll look for one who's 6'5".
Reply #1018. May 14 12, 5:36 PM
Computers...or my lack of knowledge|
Reply #1019. May 14 12, 11:59 PM
I'm with you on the spell check, but mine would be the autocorrect on my phone, while helpful most of the time, it keeps changing "so" to "do" and not catching other words that have run together, I mean "so" is a word for crying out loud!|
Reply #1020. May 16 12, 8:39 PM
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