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Old 09-03-2010, 05:21 AM   #51
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I guess the old saying goes here, Charlie. "If you like it tell your friends. If you don't then tell me."
Tell 'em!!! You don't have to go back, but you'll feel better for having said your piece.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:26 AM   #52
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... gosh, not sure about a word in English to use. Well, they were talking to me, like as if I was an idiot.
The English word is, "condescending,"

con·de·scend·ing/ˌkändəˈsendiNG/Adjective</I>
1. Acting in a way that betrays a feeling of patronizing superiority.
2. (of an action) Demonstrating such an attitude. From dictionary.com,

I wouldn't go back, either, Charlie. Sounds like a miserable place to try and enjoy a meal.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #53
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To heck with them Charlie, we all care here and you don't deserve that kind of treatment.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:46 PM   #54
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My latest is that we saved up to buy a new car. We traded in the old vehicle for this new one. No big deal; to be honest with you, buying a new car has become easier, since you can do all the research on line until you narrow it down to a couple of vehicles.

Well, then came insurance. I insure with a large, major insurer. We wanted the car to be insured as soon as we took possession. We've done this many times. But the women who answered the phone ... well, you'd swear no one in the history of the company ever traded in a vehicle. We kept getting statements for the old truck rather than the new car. When questioned they kept talking about the truck, long after it was gone. THEN the state got involved. It doesn't help that our registration became due at about the same time. But I DO NOT want to pay for whoever owns that truck now. I'm being reassured that it couldn't happen. But my experiences with the state of Illinois are such that I really want the paperwork to all be correct. It's been a couple of months and I'm very frustrated. Now that I think of it, it may be the first time I've done a trade-in rather than selling the older vehicle myself. Is it always this much of a hassle?
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:45 AM   #55
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No way, it shouyld nothave been hassle at all. I used to sell cars and I know it is supposed to be very easy. All you do is give your insurance new info and done.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:11 AM   #56
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We have traded in cars before and it should be quite simple, just give your insurance the information on the new vehical and you are done. I think someone at your insurance office dropped the ball on this.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:11 PM   #57
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Unhappy Non-Removable Labels

I just read a new thread about stuck on labels on wooden bowls, and it got me started on one of my very biggest pet peeves.

For just one example, I bought a package of baby wipes recently and it came in a really pretty pearliized container. I thought, great, I can collect a few of these for items like hair ties and scrunchies. BUT NOOOO. The labels were impossible to remove, even by slow and painstaking fingernail. Goo Gone would have ruined the plastic so I ended up just throwing it out. My new brand pulls through a small opening on the top, is cheaper, and comes with more wipes, but the container is just plain ugly white and I can't think of any use for it when it is empty. More plastic in our landfills.

I wish there were some way to get these manufacturers on the Green bandwagon. I have looked and looked for a site where I get my opinion out there. It is a real shame. I like to reuse/repurpose things and when I couldn't reuse that pretty pearlized container, I also felt gypped.

I think this Thread is a great idea. Venting is a healty outlet for anger, and just posting this made me feel so much better having gotten it off my chest. Thank you!
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:04 PM   #58
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Zhizara, sorry you couldn't reuse that container. Does your city not have a recycling program? Any plastic container we use can be put in our recycling. That might make you feel better about things.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:15 PM   #59
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No, but I wish they did too. I live in the outskirts of New Orleans, and if they have recycling they don't have it where I live.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:07 AM   #60
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I love this thread. Irking me right now is Internet Explorer 8. I HATE it. It crashes constantly. I was starting a new thread about reinventing old recipes. I was almost done when I wanted to refer to the name of someone who had given me an idea. I opened a new tab and CRASH. Apparently if you move your cursor while it is downloading all the ads it crashes and then blames the website. IE8 is the problem. Anyway after I got the name I was looking for I went back to the post and of course it was blank.

Anyway, I love this thread because now that I've vented I feel so much better. It's too early in the day (5AM) to feel angry. Venting is theraputic.
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