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Old 05-08-2016, 05:57 PM   #5021
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Taxy, I think she was just trying to be a friend. Oblivitron, maybe, but she wants to enjoy your company.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:09 PM   #5022
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Speaking of Facebook, WHY do people have to attack others when they're there? I had posted the same "Gap Year" comment there as I had posted here. Next, I'm getting attacked by a real, published, well-known author whom I "friended" way back when celebrities didn't have "Like" pages. I had met him once, decades ago, and thoroughly enjoyed his books. However, I was aware of his political leanings (as in, so far from any viewpoint I might hold he would fall over on that side if I were to gently blow his way...) and therefore do not have his personal comments appear in my news feed. I guess he still sees my few "Status Update" posts in his feed, however. Before I know it, I'm reading words that would make my Mother blush , and she was a good one at swearing. I did reply, with a measured tone and civility. Back with the attacks on his part. Again, I reply politely. Finally, I had enough. I told him he need not reply again; I was considering my thread "closed". So far, he hasn't bothered to challenge that. If he did, I'd just delete his post.

I enjoy using FB for its social connection aspect. As far as politics or modern social issues? On FB, I have no opinion.

What a wienie! Yeah, personally, if I violently disagree with someone, I either ignore it or say something, politely. I guess Stirling and I have been lucky. In nine years on FB, there has only been one serious case. An old friend of ours, who had moved to the US replied to one of Stirling's posts in a very antagonistic manner. Stirling replied something polite and the dude wrote something about hoping Stirling would just drop dead. Stirling "unfriended" him and banned him from his feed. I was pleased. Ex-friend's posts had been getting more and more obnoxious. Yes, this was a case of being on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Generally, we don't "unfriend" people for their political views. It's healthy to see views that differ from our own.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:33 PM   #5023
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What a wienie! Yeah, personally, if I violently disagree with someone, I either ignore it or say something, politely. I guess Stirling and I have been lucky. In nine years on FB, there has only been one serious case. An old friend of ours, who had moved to the US replied to one of Stirling's posts in a very antagonistic manner. Stirling replied something polite and the dude wrote something about hoping Stirling would just drop dead. Stirling "unfriended" him and banned him from his feed. I was pleased. Ex-friend's posts had been getting more and more obnoxious. Yes, this was a case of being on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Generally, we don't "unfriend" people for their political views. It's healthy to see views that differ from our own.

I'm very lucky. Have never been flamed on FB. Have friends who are extremely political, but I don't get involved. I did have to put a guy on my "ignore" list, as he posted every time he had a cup of coffee, a donut, went to the bathroom, or had a fight with his wife, all of which was every five minutes. We're still friends, I just don't have to see 40 posts from him at a time.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:31 AM   #5024
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I so seldom go on FB. Only when I am notified of new pictures of the gkids. I get all the social interaction I need right here and with my personal friends in my community.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:00 PM   #5025
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I just spent over an hour on the phone (included several holds, plus being bounced around to 3 different reps) with an AT&T rep in the Philippines to make a small change and a small dispute on my business phone account. She sounded very sweet, perhaps in her teens, but had no idea what she was doing. I got a confirmation number but also her full name just in case....
I remember something like this used to just take minutes once you got someone on the phone, back in the day....
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:40 PM   #5026
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I hate speaking to those darn foreigners. Being foreigners my self it is really hard to talk and to understand them. It's like as if we speak different language, even though we both are speaking English. Forget about that they have no idea what they are talking about. Nada, zilch. Stupid companies are looking for one thing cheap labor.


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Old 05-24-2016, 05:56 PM   #5027
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I can't understand a word you're saying. Start over and don't run your sentences together as if you're bored and think we understand your unclear automaton gibberish. Can you do that for me? Can we start over?
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:00 PM   #5028
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I had to make a couple calls today, and also couldn't understand what the folks were saying. My hearing is fine. Part of the problem may be that they were probably wearing headsets, and sounded all muffled and garbled. Slight accents didn't help either.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:55 PM   #5029
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I had to make a couple calls today, and also couldn't understand what the folks were saying. My hearing is fine. Part of the problem may be that they were probably wearing headsets, and sounded all muffled and garbled. Slight accents didn't help either.
I immediately ask for a supervisor that speaks clear English. At my age, I no longer have the patience. Nor do I wish to. I refuse to kowtow to foreigners that can not or are not willing to speak so that others can understand them.

I realize that English is a difficult language to use. And I do have to admit that there are times when Charlie gives me a laugh or two with his spelling. But I would never publically embarrass him. If I think he might want to know the correction, I do it privately.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:40 PM   #5030
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Addie, that works if the call center in located in the U.S. If it's in India, I'm afraid you'll get an Indian supervisor!

For our major credit card, I like dealing with Discover. When the live rep comes on, not only do they give their name, they give their location. All in the U.S. Over the years I've managed to "visit" Denver, Phoenix, and Columbus - all from the comfort of my kitchen chair! I've been in all three places in the flesh, too. I have the credit card charges to prove it.
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