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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Captain, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Acrodustertoo

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    My wife! Not sure if you all notice or not but every time I type the word "to". It switches to "yo".
    I blame it on her.


    I did manage to get her back last week. A back story first. She likes dill relish where I have switched over to sweet relish some years ago. It causes some interesting conversations when she goes to make egg salad or potato salad. Well, A couple weeks ago she popped out to go shopping, I emptied her dill relish and filled it with sweet. Last weekend we had fish sandwich for lunch, she made here tartar sauce, slathered it on and ate away. She never noticed it until I told her after she had finished she was not very happy once she figured it out but now I have something else to give her crap about!
     
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    ATC only seems to do this crap to me when I *really* have to p!ss:

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    :p :p :p :p
     
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  7. Captain

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    Back up to post one and you'll see my consternation.
     
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    ^^^ no kidding! A Captain sighting!
     
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    OK, I forgot my (vendor website) password.
    Your job is to make it simple for me to set a new one.
    (Nowadays its all about changing them constantly; so there is no hope for anyone to actually remember one.) Good, let's do this.

    I have my email entered and below that, the hidden but incorrect password (******* sort of thing.)
    So I click the Forgot PW button.
    It takes me to a new page which says enter your email.
    Wait, I just had it on the screen, is it so hard for you to just send the new PW request to the email I posted?? Oh, that would be insecure or something? OK - I can just hit the back button and there it is! So I do, and I copy it, page forward and paste. A Thousand Times A Month. It seems.

    "Forgot PW? Click here" Bada-bing; email sent with link. No muss, no fuss. Convenient. Just an idea.

    PS if one more person asks me for a Good Phone Number I will throttle them! Did I give you a BAD phone number last time? Are people constantly plying you with bogus phone numbers? Best phone number for that time of day, maybe. "GOOD phone number? Ha, you caught me - the last time I gave you the nuthouse phone number didn't I?"
     
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    The "No one at home 10 minute VM".
    I would be 5 years younger if they would drop it altogether -- and just give a beep which everyone knows means to start talking. No-oo! They have to drag out an agonizing auto message explaining no one is answering (um, yeah I figured that out, Einstein), "press X to leave a message" (couldn't we make that a nationally recognized standard like "1" so you won't have to say all that?) and what is, "At the end of your message you can hang up" (Blood boiling now; you really think I need to be told to do that?!")

    Addendum: People who don't bother listening to the message; instead they just hit redial. Ohka-ay, I will say that entire thing again!
     
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    The telcos do that on purpose. It burns up airminutes which, at least when they started doing that, they charged for.

    Telcos are evil and there is proof.
     
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    They did it to me again.

    Don't interrupt me when I am placing my order. Please wait until I am finished to ask "would you like to add cheese" or "is everything on it okay" or "would you like fries and a drink."

    It screws me up. I remembered to specify lettuce wrap, but my order sequence was off. I forgot to add the avocado.
     
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    A little late reading this thread again but I have a question. Can't you just tell the Captain he/she is unfit for Command and take over if they keep doing those things? It works in the movies! LOL
     
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    I wish I had your problems! LOL My life would be so much better.
     
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    Sometimes the chipper ones are a little TOO helpful. ;-)
     
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    Asking me the same question twice, within moments (even if it is disguised as a new question).

    I don't know why it drives me bonkers.
    You asked a very simple question, maybe even a Y/N question.
    I gave a clear and succinct answer leaving zero doubt; I spoke plainly and with adequate volume. Maybe it was a question of fact - I am telling you what I know about it without hedging. Maybe it is an opinion - again, that's my current opinion without prevarication.

    You ask the same question again.

    So,
    -you didn't like my answer and are trying to see if I will change my mind.
    -you are challenging my knowledge, and need to see if I will back down from what facts I have on the topic.
    -you are giving me a chance to 'correct' myself from my 'bad' opinion.
    -you are testing to see if I was really listening the first time.
    -None of those? Well, maybe you yield immense pleasure from annoying the flippin' hell out of me.

    eg:
    You: What color is the sky? (on a cloudless, clear mid-day)
    Me: (plainly, clearly and with projection to my voice) Blue.
    You: Do you really think the sky is blue?
    Me: (pause to maintain control) Yep, still blue - I see no other color, shade or hue. Just blue.
    (I will even go along good-naturedly with well-intentioned jesting about the question - for example in this question where the asker now says something about rods, cones, atmospheric scatter making it only 'appear' blue. Hahahah, you got me.


    Indeed, I also give considerable leeway in social situations, or to allow for cultural norms such as; (third query from same person) "Are you sure you don't want another serving of Aunt Mabel's potato salad" "No, it's delicious but I'm pretty much stuffed, thanks" - see, I can be flexible and accommodating about it.
    But it still drives me Stark Raving Mad.
    I think I need medicine for this. The liquid, in-the-bar-cabinet kind.
     
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    Are you married? This is my reality.

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    Patience, grasshopper.

    My Mother will be 96 next week. Her health is pretty good, considering. Except she suffers from senile dementia. She can't remember anything for more than a minute or two. She can't help it. It won't get better. I try to visit her weekly, and every week I answer the same questions, some times multiple times per visit. Nothing can be done to improve her condition. She does still recognize family members, but that is beginning to fade, too.

    It requires a lot of love to accept her condition. -Skip
     
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    Do you know my wife?

    "Honey, no matter how many different ways you ask the same question, I still don't know..."
     
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    Did Captain leave again?
     
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    The corollary peeve is, when I ask a plainly 'yes/no/idk' question and I get....a dance or a guess.
    "hey, it's ok to say idk!' I just need hear what you do or don't have on it.
     
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    I don't know either.
     
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    pet peeve, a 60 page thread about pet peeves.
     
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    yes, but we don't have the option of ignoring those PP's in our lives.
     
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    Spiders who although I leave them alone, unless nasty venomous ones, even in the house... insist on crawling on you.

    Little bastard found his way to the back of my neck and scampered down the back of my t-shirt at 23:05 as I was reading PoA and getting sleepy in bed.

    Not sleepy now. LOL.
     
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    He just wanted a friend!
     
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    How to listen* for a phone number or credit card number etc:
    (* secret code for "shut up")

    EG 1
    them: "Ok, give me your number and I will give you a call later."
    me: "Sure, it's 222-34...."
    them: "222- what is the rest?"
    me: "222-345-12...."
    them: "222-345-, ok go on..."
    me: "222-345-1244"
    where 'me' is always speaking clearly and slowly.

    OR

    EG2
    them: "Ok, give me your number and I will give you a call later."
    me: "Sure, it's 222-345-1244"
    them: "222-345-1244"
    me: "that's right!" (Thanks for being a good listener and not interrupting me!)
     
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    I guess this thread is not working, on a national level.
    Still getting CSR's asking me for a "good" phone number.

    "Can you give me a good phone number?"

    Nope, sorry. All I have are bogus ones -gave all the good ones out (to reasonable vendors).
    Hahaha you got me! You must remember all those times in the past that I gave you unusable phone numbers!
    Good. As in, better than Fair? Sure you don't want the Excellent phone numbers I have?
    Sorry, all I can offer is the deceitful numbers.....which take you to 2-hour surveys and those 'free cruises'.
     
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    Passengers that board an airplane, and within a few minutes of sitting down decide they need to take a massive crap in the forward lav.

    You've been in the terminal for how long, and it's not until you get onboard that you decide to punch a grumpy in a bathroom the size of a coat closet? ::shakes head::
     
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    Automatic paper towel dispensers that dole out 3.5" at a time.....then have a huge delay programmed in so its next month before it will issue another one!
    (Everyone exits wiping hands on pants)
     
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    One of zillions of examples of the erosion of economic value and decline in quality of life in this country. Corners are cut everywhere because of where ever the wealth is hiding (depending on your political bent: the government, the top 1%, evil big corporations, corrupt politicians, the Chinese buying up our country).

    I don't know where it's going but it's going somewhere it didn't used to. You old people know what I'm talking about. The young ones might not so much. Might not remember great big huge paper towels that got your hands all dry before you had to walk out into the cold winter air. Or even nice clean cotton real cloth towel on a roller.

    No it's not about being green and saving the planet. It's about the place saving money on buying paper towels. Have you noticed how stingy hotels are with T-P? The thinnest cheapest paper possible and will never leave a spare roll in the room even if one of the two installed dispensers is almost empty. (Or both!)

    It's probably also about the decline of good behavior. People vandalize bathrooms more and steal hotel amenities more. They always did but I bet it's increased and that's part of these changes.
     
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    Its false economy.

    6" paper towel dispensed?
    Going to run out three of them = 18"
    (Probably would have been happy with 12-15")

    Low volume flush toilets?
    Going to double flush every time now.
    I searched for 'actual savings from lo volume toilets' and could only find theoreticals.

    Thin toilet paper?
    Yank on that roll til its spewing yards of it. Doan want no pokey-fingers through that thin stuff!
     
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    My pet peeves? See these two juxtaposed threads and you will know one of my peeves:


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    Imagine the flying equivalent of saying “ATM Machine”.

    ;)
     
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