"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #8801
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
I'm just counting myself lucky (but still keeping my fingers crossed) about the pump on the water system. I was putting in a load of wash, tub was about half full, when the water just stopped. My first luck was that the guy was on a call not far from my house and it only took him about 45 minutes to stop by. The second bit of luck was that the pump was not dead; I got away with just the charge for a service call. Could have been a whole lot worse. Don't ask me what he did -- it all looks like magic to me.

Now where shall I spend all the money I saved?
I would have asked what he did, in case it happens again. Maybe it was just a tripped breaker.
__________________

__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #8802
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,442
well, happy hoarding, then, tin.:) dontcha just love saving money like that though? i had been getting messages on my computer for weeks, reminding me that my mcafee security was going to expire on 2-06-13. i finally dragged myself over to mcafee on 2-05-13 to pay for a year's security coverage, and couldn't get logged into my account. next, i was unable to reset my password...finally, i put a call through to india, where it was 1.00a.m. the next day, and a nice lady told me, in her lovely, lilting indian-accented voice, that i already have mcafee coverage through november, 2013, and do i wish to make a transfer of that coverage to the pc that is about to lose its mcafee protection (tomorrow)? "why YES, that's exactly the reason for my calling you today, 'helen' (and i'm no longer thinking angry thoughts about our outsourcing jobs overseas, by now)" and, is that your real name, helen?"
if you have followed my tortured story to its conclusion, all there is left to decide is this: how much money did i actually save with this call to mcafee? can you believe i am now earnestly trying to trick myself into believing i have $89.99 free money to spend, even though i know for a fact that it would only have cost me $49.99 for the mcafee security package, once they discounted it (as i knew they would do--from the original price) :)


so anyway, what i finally did, was order out my dinner the other night, a delicious indian chicken curry, cause curry was all that was on my mind after connecting with helen, in india....oh, and i figure i still have $30.00 left from this 'windfall' to play with, another day....:)
__________________

__________________
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #8803
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,306
Just got home from a little shopping, participation in a Flashmob and got the Facility signed up for this year's Relay For Life. Our theme this year is Superheros...now I need a costume and one for Shrek.

I am really sorry I got my prescriptions changed to Costco, now. They told me it would take 15 minutes...do you know how much I can pick up in 15 minutes at Costco? And I didn't even have a cart...
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #8804
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
I just got back from shopping not too long ago, too. Before that I loaded up some ammo.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:39 PM   #8805
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,442
we had a man walk into my kroger's supermarket last week, carrying a loaded rifle, scaring the bejeebees out of many grocery shoppers and employees. a call was placed to 911. as it turned out, the young man was perfectly within his rights, just wishing to make a statement regarding his right to bear arms...even so, i'm glad i didn't run out of bread that day....
__________________
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #8806
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by vitauta View Post
we had a man walk into my kroger's supermarket last week, carrying a loaded rifle, scaring the bejeebees out of many grocery shoppers and employees. a call was placed to 911. as it turned out, the young man was perfectly within his rights, just wishing to make a statement regarding his right to bear arms...even so, i'm glad i didn't run out of bread that day....
Yes, they are out there. People perfectly within their rights, but that like to draw attention to the fact.
Five or six years ago I thought Giant Eagle had hired a security person, but when I asked the cashier she said no. It was probably someone from the local university the way he was decked out in black and had his handgun exposed. The local university gets a lot of people training in criminal justice and related fields.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #8807
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,306
I live in Montana, there is always someone toting a gun in a holster or a rifle down the street. I know there are lot more that have concealed carry permits. I've grown up with it. No problem.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #8808
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,899
Quote:
Originally Posted by vitauta View Post
we had a man walk into my kroger's supermarket last week, carrying a loaded rifle, scaring the bejeebees out of many grocery shoppers and employees. a call was placed to 911. as it turned out, the young man was perfectly within his rights, just wishing to make a statement regarding his right to bear arms...even so, i'm glad i didn't run out of bread that day....
Yeah .. within his rights but I think that is just a bit too much.

How is a person supposed to distinguish the nutjob from the person just making a statement in this day and age?

Some things are just way too out of hand and people are pushing the envelope a bit too far
__________________
MrsLMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #8809
Master Chef
 
Aunt Bea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: near Mount Pilot
Posts: 7,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsLMB View Post
Yeah .. within his rights but I think that is just a bit too much.

How is a person supposed to distinguish the nutjob from the person just making a statement in this day and age?

Some things are just way too out of hand and people are pushing the envelope a bit too far
I agree with you on this.

I grew up in a home with many hunting rifles and shotguns, I am not in any way opposed to gun ownership.

I do think in cases like this one the only thing it proves is that the person pulling the stunt is not mature enough to own a gun.
__________________
Aunt Bea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #8810
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
People are pushing the envelope for sure.
But in all honesty, people only tend to push back against someone else pushing.

But this is straying a bit from what are you doing today

Right now I am watching The Alamo. The new version.
__________________

__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.