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Old 06-18-2016, 02:20 PM   #5101
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Thank you.
Criminy, Addie. You're the one who started this line of complaints
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:58 AM   #5102
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Here's my vent, and it's not petty.

I hardly ever come to this thread because it's so dang petty it's pathetic and boggles the reasonable mind. I've just caught up on multiple pages I've ignored and I'm more convinced than ever, this thread continues to be a constant downer.
One poster in particular dominates the pettiness with constant whining, and she can have at it without any further attention from me or anyone else.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:35 AM   #5103
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Why is frozen food so bad? Textured vegetable protein. Outlaw that stuff.

The package shows a delicious looking burrito cut in half with what looks like delicious crumbled hamburger. Almost like a burrito you might buy at Taco Bell.

In reality, you get a mush of textured vegetable protein, nothing like what was depicted on the package.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:12 PM   #5104
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Actually, rr, there are all sorts of goods and services that comprise the Consumer Price Index, which is used to figure Social Security Cost Of Living Adjustments. Not just gasoline.
I didn't know that. Gas being so low was the only reason given in the news article I looked at.



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You do understand that a store could loose taking Government issued assistance for accepting it for products they aren't supposed to. How inconvenient would it be if the store closest to you lost the ability to accept FS, EBT, etc.?
Um, not trying to beat a dead horse here, but I have both food stamps and cash on my EBT card. The cash comes from state disability. So although there are certain things I can't use my food stamps for, I can use the cash portion of the EBT card to pay for those, like toilet paper and paper towels. Likewise, I can take that cash off the card to buy other things I need, like a MO for my rent.

I don't always take all the cash off, so some months I end up with a food stamp amount left on the card, a cash amount left on the card, and some cash left over in my pockets. That's what happened this month.

There are no food stamp cards as we knew them anymore. The food stamp amount is put on the EBT card the same way my disability amount is put on the EBT card. So I use the same card for both.

Back to petty vents:

I received a new dollhouse (sold the old one, made a little profit, reinvested in another one - sort of like moving up in real estate). I got it home and promptly opened the box on my bed, resulting in wood splinters in my fanny, enough packing material to keep an army of rabbits in nesting material for a couple decades (all over my room), enough wood to build a tiny house (a real one - this was supposed to be a SMALL house, for crying out loud), and two extra pieces of wood in the kit that aren't on the instructions list.

I also took out a few pieces of miniature furniture to see how they'd fit in the rooms, dropped the wooden stove and broke it, and stepped on the sofa.

I was going for something I could lift by myself unlike my last dollhouse that took two brawny lumbermen to carry and that only if they'd had their Wheaties. Unfortunately, when I picked my house up at FedEx, the guy behind the counter had to carry it out to my car for me. Just call it a hunch, but I have a premonition my best laid plans regarding this dollhouse are about to derail.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:26 PM   #5105
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Now this is seriously p***ing me off. I have a cherry tree. I came home today to find the tree completely plucked. It's sour cherry, it is not available in the store. I am really mad. I wish I could find what son of a gun did it.
The cherries were not even ripe yet.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:35 PM   #5106
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Now this is seriously p***ing me off. I have a cherry tree. I came home today to find the tree completely plucked. It's sour cherry, it is not available in the store. I am really mad. I wish I could find what son of a gun did it.
The cherries were not even ripe yet.

Your cherries and my blueberries must be related, Charlie. Every dang ripe or almost ripe blueberry is gone from one of my shrubs. I got to eat one blueberry. I have no idea what took them.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:51 AM   #5107
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Now this is seriously p***ing me off. I have a cherry tree. I came home today to find the tree completely plucked. It's sour cherry, it is not available in the store. I am really mad. I wish I could find what son of a gun did it.
The cherries were not even ripe yet.
Do you or a neighbor have a lawn service? Or do you live in a homeowner's association that has a lawn service for the common areas? Where we used to live, we had some problems with the guys taking homeowner's fruit without asking. Had to nip that in the bud real quick.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:07 PM   #5108
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B of A sends me an email alert that a new, replacement CC is on its way. Due to security precautions, they had to cancel my currently active CC and all other users of this VISA card ending in xxxx.
I think this is like the third or fourth time this has happened to me in the past 5 years or so. I don't mind this, but it's a hassle contacting the merchants I deal with regularly with my new CC info, especially with automatic recurring monthly charges I have with several merchants.
I use only one CC just to keep things simple...
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:16 PM   #5109
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B of A sends me an email alert that a new, replacement CC is on its way. Due to security precautions, they had to cancel my currently active CC and all other users of this VISA card ending in xxxx.
I think this is like the third or fourth time this has happened to me in the past 5 years or so. I don't mind this, but it's a hassle contacting the merchants I deal with regularly with my new CC info, especially with automatic recurring monthly charges I have with several merchants.
I use only one CC just to keep things simple...
Maybe the issue is with your bank. We've had VISA cards forever with different banks and this has happened once, many years ago.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:27 PM   #5110
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Maybe the issue is with your bank. We've had VISA cards forever with different banks and this has happened once, many years ago.
No issue with my wife's BofA VISA card. ....same acct # for years.
When I called my bank (before I received my email alert) to see why my CC was declined at a gas purchase the night before they explained to me that there was a security breech with one of the merchants I deal with. They couldn't tell me who. I received a new card the very next day, via UPS next day delivery.
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