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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Yeah Obama care was the first effort, ACA 1.0 or should have been, instead we are maybe at 1.1 now where we should be at 4.0,..

    So back to the drawing boards with medicare for all 1.0
     
  2. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    WTF was with your accusations about every man on the bus wanting to "have their way" with your daughter (who was in a stroller)? Most men don't have those desires, and you could've caused an actual riot (at the very least.) Oh, and that goes for most TS/IS folk.

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    You are in charge of the bus. Why didn't you throw her off before I got off, making her walk home? Better yet, have law enforcement meet the bus, arrest her, and have a relative pick up the daughter? Hell, people were fooking shot/lynched for lesser accusations than what the (please excuse the language here) puta was slinging around rather freely.

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  3. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    It's been close to a fooking week since I first offered the frozen ham. I gave you the rough schedule of when I would be home. Why did it take you a week before you took possession of said ham?

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    Where did you put my prescription for new shoes? I need it to get them for less than $200! (It's not the first time, either!)

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  4. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Please return my scissors. They're not cheap, plus I need them to open the bags of crunchies/treats/litter for my furred managers (oh, and to work on my ATS "uniform".)

    If you won't return the scissors, please reimburse me the current cost of the same pair, plus tax.

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  5. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Instead of waiting to pay your bus fare until you're actually on the bus, put a set amount on your fare card each week. The bus drivers are sick and tired of you not paying, but still having to let you on every time. You are stealing from the public transit company and everyone who actually pays their fair share.

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    eta: To Whom It May Concern #2,

    When the PtBs announce that a shop or a building is closing in fifteen minutes, they usually mean it. There's no use in arguing with them, especially when the hours are posted both where one enters and on flyers pretty much everywhere in the venue (in this case, the campus library.) The campus police had to haul you out of there in handcuffs.

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  6. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Why are you pitching a fit about a pediatrician not doing something about your baby, yet you refuse to take her to a hospital that fooking specializes in pediatrics. To top everything off, you make fun of a total stranger who happens to be IS, yet said stranger just might have a clue about everything you describe is going on with your daughter, albeit not firsthand. Everyone on the bus heard you kvetch about how your daughter was regressing in pretty much everything (one of the possible symptoms of infantile Tay-Sachs, but there might be other conditions that mimic Tay-Sachs) plus she won't stop crying. If it is Tay-Sachs, you might want to get ahold of your preacher to make plans for your baby's funeral. Oh, and your companions weren't much help, either. I wanted to see if there was the "tell" in her eyes, but I figure that you would've freaked, plus the only way to really tell is genetic testing (which the PtBs won't pay for.)

    Have fun if it is Tay-Sachs.

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  7. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Please put on either trousers or a skirt if you're going outside your apartment for any reason other than a life-or-death emergency. No one wants to see your "shortcomings".

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  8. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Be grateful that I was the person who found your keys in the ladies' loo (in plain sight on the floor.) I turned them in to a travel agency since I didn't know whose keys they were, and it had the keyless entry fob on it as well as several tabs from several different businesses (including the tab for Walgreens Pharmacy.) If I wanted to, I could've taken that woman straight to the cleaners (as well as demolished her vehicle if I so desired.)

    Your key ring is big enough to be used as a bracelet (I know because it's the same size as the one that I wear every time I go somewhere.) Use it as such.

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  9. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Warning: Long Rant Ahead....

    As some of you may remember, I recently found myself in need of a new TV. A bit inopportune being that the wife just recently returned to work after a year's absence. Not an insurmountable problem though as there are plenty of bargains to be found from the national chains these days. Well... let's review.

    Found the perfect TV. One of the most popular name brands with excellent reviews. Bargain priced to boot at only $199! Only catch, it was not available online and the nearest store stocking it was a fair distance away.

    Since it was from a well known national chain, I figured I'd reach out to them and see if I could either have it delivered or transferred a location nearer my home. Well, they pretty much said no and that I'd have to pick it up there.

    Inconvenient, but fine. So I asked to pay for it online and then I'd go and pick it up. Much to my surprise, they said no to this simple request as well, saying it must also be purchased in store. Well now I'm getting a little suspicious and wondering if this is just some kind of bait and switch thing. Couldn't be I reasoned, not from such a huge national chain....

    So after confirming availability online, the wife and I make the long trip to complete the purchase. Surprise, surprise, no one in the TV department knows anything about it. Now I'm really thinking bait and switch, but then, other than the cable TV sales snipers roaming about, no one tried to sell us anything else in that TV's place.

    So I contact customer service, which I find out is now out-sourced in another country. I tell them my experience thus far and ask them in lieu of that, if they'd reconsider allowing me to pay online and delivering the TV. No problem the individual tells me in broken English and immediately offers me a 15% discount on a refurbished, yet much higher priced version of the same TV. At this point, it's sounding more and more like a scam as not only is there bait, we now have the potential switch.

    Still, I can't reconcile a large national chain like this having to resort to such tactics, so I pursue it further. More emails, exchanged with different individuals. More pat answers, more emails, more this, that and the other.

    The next day I get an email from customer care, supposedly from a senior rep apologizing for all I've been through thus far and says, yes they'd be happy to have me pay online and they'd be happy to deliver the set to me free of charge. Plus, give me an additional 10% off for my trouble. Even provided me a link to do just that. Small problem, that link took me to the same brand TV, but one with a much smaller screen size. Rather subtle really. Almost didn't even catch it. Now I'm thinking, Gee, a double switch.

    So, naturally I call them out on it and relay my suspicions about the whole bait and switch thing. They ignored that and proceeded to offer me a 20% discount on any other TV, just not the one I wanted. Could this be a triple switch? Well now I'm getting mad and starting to think they never had this TV, at least at that price, in the first place.

    Two days later, they're still giving me one song and dance after another, now saying the TV I want is out of stock. When I pointed out that the TV was in fact still being advertised and there very own store inventory checker does indeed confirm availability in at least 2 locations, they came up with in stock at stores is not the same as in stock for delivery. As if store to store and store to warehouse transfers never take place. Had I not been in retail a good portion of my working life I may have fell for it, but having been in the business myself, that's just ridiculous.

    Still trying to wrap my head around how in this day and age dubious sales tactics like this still exist. Oh BTW, just checked and the TV in question is still being advertised.... o_O
     
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  10. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Tell them you want two!
     
  11. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Demand three, they're small. :D

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  12. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Shoot, I'd be happy if the set they're listing actually existed for the price they're advertising it for.
     
  13. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Update:
    Just got off the phone with there corporate office, (they called me). Long story short, not only am I getting my TV, but for $50 less than the already low advertised price! :)
     
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  14. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Well how do ya like that? The old boy's still got some wind in his sails after all! -:D
     
  15. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Squeaky wheel gets the grease..
     
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  16. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    I flatly refuse to give perfect strangers my SSN, especially over the landline. If you were truly a representative of Social Security, you would give me the last four digits. (Oh, and a "heads up" to the American delegation: someone/several someones are "fishing" for personal information.)

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    The washers in the apartment complex are HE/high efficiency. One doesn't need as much laundry detergent to get one's clothes clean. I have a wicked rash from your soap. If you have difficulties measuring your soap, ask your helper to purchase laundry detergent pods. They are premeasured, and the washers won't "lock up" due to too much soap (the laundry maintenance people were called to fix the washers again for the seventh time in two months.) I need to purchase something to counteract the rash (either a tea tree or oatmeal soak.)

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  17. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    The fate of the world doesn't depend on a baseball game. Chill out.

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    The dryers are busted in the laundry rooms. It's posted on both the dryers and on the main board. Get a fooking clue!

    To Whom It May Concern #3,

    Regular candy is pretty much prohibited on most of our diets for one reason or another. Please find other things for snacks during community events (especially things other than glazed- or sugar-covered, jelly-filled doughnuts or deep-fried candy bars/Twinkies.)

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  18. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Why do you block legitimate FtP (Free to Play) players from your dungeon crawls, especially if they don't want/cannot join your Facebook page? I wasted over two weeks unable to do anything but attempt to get in with free characters and/or characters that I "purchased" with "free" tokens. I couldn't complain about the games due to the fact that I would have to join your Facebook group (I limit Facebook to legitimate school stuff due to spammers and other undesirable sh!t that I can ill afford to deal with.) Hell, I don't even Facebook several things related to school due to my "paranoia"!

    Why not have a separate "dungeon crawl" for those of us who aren't on your Facebook feed, complete with a special entrance? Either that or an event for us who cannot or will not pay for characters/extra sh!t?

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  19. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    If someone's asleep, either on public transportation or in the student union, it doesn't give you permission to abscond with their money! I'm missing $6 in quarters that I had after paying for more funds on my bus pass!

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    If you have a problem with one or more of the guests at the party that you threw for our departing manager, don't complain to other neighbors. Especially if you know/"know" one or more are on the bipolar spectrum (not all people with bipolar disorder can be helped with medications.) You aren't perfect, either, unless you consider "perfect a$$" to be legitimate.

    To Whom It May Concern #3,

    Why the helloandhowdoyoudo didn't you enter the agreed time for my diabetes checkup into the system? I wasted a trip to the clinic after suffering a sleepless night due to the racket outside my apartment until five AM, and I had to catch the nine AM bus to get to the "appointment", followed by a bus trip going to my standing Tuesday appointment on the other fooking side of town.
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    The Trio have definitely earned their crunchies tonight. *bigsigh*

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  20. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    You've been asked repeatedly not to bring your "collection" of "recyclables" on the bus, especially when you don't completely empty them after your "dumpster diving" excursions. What you do is considered a health/safety hazard, and the public transportation drivers are sick of having to tell you that you're not welcome on their busses. And no, I won't advocate for you!

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    I have more important things "on my plate" than an American football game. Chill!

    To Whom It May Concern #3,

    When are you going to stop showing The Big Lebowski? Have you fooking forgot that you've shown this at least four times in the past twelve months? If you need help in finding a wider variety of movies to show in the community room, I'll be more than happy to bring something either from my own collection or from the university's library. There is a d@mn good reason there has been a sharp decline in your audience.

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