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Old 11-21-2008, 12:35 PM   #3821
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Thanks Barb!!
Thanks Expat!!

Now that it's morning I've settled down a little..

We're still angry but... we've found out that other owners are even worse off than we are over this ( they've already rented their condos out for the NEW DATE!!) We just have to change our tickets and pay a little money. They won't be able to come unless they stay in a hotel! How sad is that?
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:05 PM   #3822
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That is just not right!! Isn't there some way the owners can be charged with all the extra expenses?? I would be pitching a fit for sure!

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Old 11-21-2008, 03:13 PM   #3823
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lol.. oh believe me... we are pitching fits! :)
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:47 PM   #3824
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oh my, speaking of pitching fits, in one day I have been given two reasons to pitch a big one but I am trying to stay focused and calm.

We switched cell phone companies a couple of weeks ago because of the lousy service and high prices of our original one. Our contracts were up and we had every right to do so. When we got the new ones, DH was able just to keep his number so the new company did the cancellation. Something happened with mine and I had to get a new number so I had to phone and personally cancel the old one. We got the bill today and they are charging DH $400 for breaking a contract we didn't have. But mine was fine.

Second, we got a hand delivered envelope from the management company here with a $300.00 bill for the carpet cleaning that they had done two days after the flood, and for the rental of the fans that caused my serious asthma attack by blowing the contaminants all through the air. Their reasoning - because we are going through our insurance, and because the said carpets are being ripped up, they shouldn't have to pay for a futile job. This is not taking into consideration they never called the plulmber until 18 hours after the problem happened and DH and others had to do their own bailing and we lived with the sludge for two days before the carpet was cleaned.

Needless to say, we are NOT paying either of these bills but on top of everything else, now I have to deal with them both.

This will end. There will be a light at the end of the tunnel. We will have a happily ever after. Happy thoughts, happy thoughts.....
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:17 PM   #3825
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bills bills bills. everyone wants money and I don't have any!! I hate this time of year, I REALLY do!! Being unemployed sure didn't help any. Bills, christmas, taxes
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:54 AM   #3826
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A nursing home staff member opened up her mouth at me yesterday because I asked her if my mom could go to the special program they were having.

She decided not to go but I was really miffed being so disrespected.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:10 AM   #3827
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I am the chairman of or Christmas Party Committee at work and this year the guy that handles our entertainment (DJ) just shot an angry email at me resigning. What happened was I got an email fro another co-worker offering to help out with the entertainment which I fowarded to the DJ to work it out between them so I wouldn't have to play middle man. I guess I will have to make it a phone call next time so there will be no misunderstanding.

UGH why are people so touchy at this time of year?

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:51 AM   #3828
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I am the chairman of or Christmas Party Committee at work and this year the guy that handles our entertainment (DJ) just shot an angry email at me resigning. What happened was I got an email fro another co-worker offering to help out with the entertainment which I fowarded to the DJ to work it out between them so I wouldn't have to play middle man. I guess I will have to make it a phone call next time so there will be no misunderstanding.

UGH why are people so touchy at this time of year?

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I think it is the stress of trying to get too much done in too little time and to try to create that elusive perfect holiday. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into these few days. The economy is bad, bills and taxes are going to be due. And this is the time of year when people who are depressed and lonely have the hardest time.

Maybe we all should double our efforts to find the true meaning of the holiday season--gratitude, forgiveness, peace and good will towards others.
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oh my, speaking of pitching fits, in one day I have been given two reasons to pitch a big one but I am trying to stay focused and calm.

We switched cell phone companies a couple of weeks ago because of the lousy service and high prices of our original one. Our contracts were up and we had every right to do so. When we got the new ones, DH was able just to keep his number so the new company did the cancellation. Something happened with mine and I had to get a new number so I had to phone and personally cancel the old one. We got the bill today and they are charging DH $400 for breaking a contract we didn't have. But mine was fine.

Second, we got a hand delivered envelope from the management company here with a $300.00 bill for the carpet cleaning that they had done two days after the flood, and for the rental of the fans that caused my serious asthma attack by blowing the contaminants all through the air. Their reasoning - because we are going through our insurance, and because the said carpets are being ripped up, they shouldn't have to pay for a futile job. This is not taking into consideration they never called the plulmber until 18 hours after the problem happened and DH and others had to do their own bailing and we lived with the sludge for two days before the carpet was cleaned.

Needless to say, we are NOT paying either of these bills but on top of everything else, now I have to deal with them both.

This will end. There will be a light at the end of the tunnel. We will have a happily ever after. Happy thoughts, happy thoughts.....
You stick to your guns. A lot of people try to squeeze folks over stupidity and greed I have found that most of the time if you argue your side ( in a nice and diplomatic way but firm) they will just let it go.
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You stick to your guns. A lot of people try to squeeze folks over stupidity and greed I have found that most of the time if you argue your side ( in a nice and diplomatic way but firm) they will just let it go.
Thanks, JP. The cell phone company was adamant that we had renewed the contract on the one phone, but we stuck to our guns and after talking to several people got our way. They made it seem like they were doing us a big favour letting us "get away with something". We know we were in the right and the main thing is we don't have to pay.

As for the carpet cleaning bill, I got off easy on that one. I handed it over to our insurance agent and he told them that they could either eat the $300.00 or get stuck with our entire claim. Guess you can figure out their decision!
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