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Old 02-17-2013, 04:43 AM   #771
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I love mukluks. But they have become so expensive. I had a pair when I lived in Tacoma. I wore them down to the bare bone. They really keep your feet warm.
I have boneless mukluks!
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:51 AM   #772
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So yesterday I went downstairs to get my mail. There was a letter from Capital One credit card. I could feel that there was a card in there. It was addressed to Margaruit R. Sullivan. She has been dead for more than five years.

I open it and sure enough there was the credit card with the strip you have to remove and the phone number to call to activate the card. So I thought I woud do a good deed.

I call Cap1 to let them know that this person is dead.

Can I have your name, birthday, and the last four numbers of your SS number?

The card is not in my name.

Do you have her birthday and SS number?

No. She has been dead for five or more years. She was the tenant before me. I got the apartment because she died.

I am calling to let you know she is dead and you need to close the account.

Is there any one who would be willing to pay the balance?

The conversation went on and on like this for 10 minutes. The girl finally told me I needed to call for a Specialist who handles dead people.

Can you connect me to one?

No. We are not allowed to transfer calls. There is a special number you have to call.

She gives me the number. Do I want to make the call and go through this again?

So I call and it starts all over again. Then all of a sudden I get a Thank You and told that the account has been closed. I am not sure I want to do any more good deeds. I put the card in the shredder.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #773
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You are more patient than I. If I bothered to call at all, I would have told the first person she had the info and could do whatever she wanted to do with it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #774
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I'm enough of a brat I would have given them her current address...
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #775
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I'm enough of a brat I would have given them her current address...
Boston Cemetery, aisle 4, row three, number 18...
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #776
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I HATE the smell of the herbal teas SO drinks. There's one that smells like clove which is my most hated spice. There's another that smells like medicine.

Is bad smell a requirement of herbal teas?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #777
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I HATE the smell of the herbal teas SO drinks. There's one that smells like clove which is my most hated spice. There's another that smells like medicine.

Is bad smell a requirement of herbal teas?
Don't know. The only tea I like is peppermint and I love the aroma
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #778
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I'm enough of a brat I would have given them her current address...
After I while it became just a game with me. How long could I tie up her time on this call. I know they are timed in how long it takes them to solve a problem.

I did that with my daughter after she died. It was still to close to her death and I had the receipt still on my nightstand table. So I had all the information right there. Including the number of the enclosure of the mausoleum. Row and number. The dang fool person didn't even realize she was being taken for a ride.
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I wonder if Shrek would start taking better care of himself if I took his Urn out of the closet and kept it on the coffee table...
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:03 PM   #780
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I HATE the smell of the herbal teas SO drinks. There's one that smells like clove which is my most hated spice. There's another that smells like medicine.

Is bad smell a requirement of herbal teas?
Ken can't stand cloves either. Its one of my favorites and I've had to learn to use a whole lot less than I used to.

My petty vent is the headache/shoulder/neck ache I have. They're all connected and I can't get in to see my massage therapist for 2 weeks! ARGH! I'm going to have to try and find someone who can fit me in sooner.
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