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Old 05-30-2016, 11:09 PM   #5041
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...but why do people have to talk so fast?...
When I get a rep like that, I say "I'm sorry, but I can't listen as fast as you can talk". They usually slow down. It's something I resort to frequently with our own daughter! 😁
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:59 AM   #5042
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Bad enunciation too. One word leading into another making it really hard to follow. Add in the scratchy audio.
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:30 AM   #5043
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My energy provider sends me a letter to say they are doubling my monthly payments because my account now stands at 195 in the red..They didn't bother to contact me when one year it amounted to my account being 350 in CREDIT!
I phoned them and they asked if I could pay the 195 off straight away in order for the payments to remain the same ..78p.m. After a lot of waffling on I got very annoyed and told them in no uncertain terms that either they put my payment at my suggested 90p.m. or I would find another supplier.
Job done!
Why do they have to wait until you get very annoyed and stressed before being reasonable?
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:06 PM   #5044
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Umpires can be idiots

Oddly, my rant has nothing to do with a call made on a play. Rather, it's about the logic of rain delays, at times. I was listening to my baseball game online, as is my wont during the season, and the rains moved in. Now I'm not a meteorologist, but I can figure out that when there is a lot of yellow, orange, and red stretching from the baseball park westward towards the state line, it's gonna take awhile. When the game was delayed we were in the middle of the 6th inning. Indians were up on the Royals by a score of 5-0. And the entire time it took to play to that point? A mere hour and a half. After five innings it's an official game. The umps could have called it quits at anytime. Both teams need to fly out to play Monday games, too. Royals are headed only to Baltimore, but the Indians have to fly cross-country to play in Seattle. They finally resumed play after THREE hours and TEN minutes!!!

IMHO, I think a rain delay should not go any longer than the game has been played once it's an official game. This game, heck the entire weekend, has looked like the Royals were completely baffled by Tribe pitching. I think everyone should have been sent on with a "have a good day, thanks for playing".
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:28 PM   #5045
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Oddly, my rant has nothing to do with a call made on a play. Rather, it's about the logic of rain delays, at times. I was listening to my baseball game online, as is my wont during the season, and the rains moved in. Now I'm not a meteorologist, but I can figure out that when there is a lot of yellow, orange, and red stretching from the baseball park westward towards the state line, it's gonna take awhile. When the game was delayed we were in the middle of the 6th inning. Indians were up on the Royals by a score of 5-0. And the entire time it took to play to that point? A mere hour and a half. After five innings it's an official game. The umps could have called it quits at anytime. Both teams need to fly out to play Monday games, too. Royals are headed only to Baltimore, but the Indians have to fly cross-country to play in Seattle. They finally resumed play after THREE hours and TEN minutes!!!

IMHO, I think a rain delay should not go any longer than the game has been played once it's an official game. This game, heck the entire weekend, has looked like the Royals were completely baffled by Tribe pitching. I think everyone should have been sent on with a "have a good day, thanks for playing".
and then there is the delay at the airport!
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:39 PM   #5046
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All baseball stadiums should have retractable roofs. (except Dodger Stadium)
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:52 PM   #5047
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roadfix, that would be great, but it adds a whole lot of money to something that costs (mostly) taxpayers a whole lot of money to begin with. Now if the richie-rich owners would just pick up the tab...:

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I sure hope not, AB, they fly charter!

Game just ended a couple of minutes ago. It took 2 hours, 21 minutes to play. The delay lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes. Go figure.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:04 PM   #5048
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CG, I think all future baseball stadium construction should include retractable roofs.
I think it'll be almost impossible to retrofit most existing stadiums with roofs anyway.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:23 PM   #5049
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I don't know but bet that they called the game due to the threat of lightning. If thunderstorms are even close there is danger of a lightning strike. Ask any golfer.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:33 PM   #5050
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A golfer with a metal stick in hand in an open field is asking for it....
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