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    My gripe concerns those TC members who are obsessed with particular composers, works, or performers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    My gripe concerns those TC members who are obsessed with particular composers, works, or performers.
    I'm obsessed with the logical history of music and more recently how it is that a simple song like Lady Gaga's Shallow, and others, can be so effective and how she found those notes.

    I don't have more potentially damaging obsessions like casual sexual hook ups, spectator sports, video games, drinking at bars. You know, on and on.
    Albert Einstein, "I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

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    Got some new glasses this afternoon, not happy, had to change back to my old ones; my left eye does not look in the same direction as the right, my old glasses were corrected for this, new ones pressumably not, I was seeing 2 white lines in the road instead of one, somewhat disconcerting to say the least; can't get an appointment before August 3rd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Got some new glasses this afternoon, not happy, had to change back to my old ones; my left eye does not look in the same direction as the right, my old glasses were corrected for this, new ones pressumably not, I was seeing 2 white lines in the road instead of one, somewhat disconcerting to say the least; can't get an appointment before August 3rd
    Oh dear - sorry to hear that. It's horrible having problems with eyes, as John & I both know. Best wishes, Mike. xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamme View Post
    Exactly...U breathe in your own muck...Ughhh
    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    True - but if I may play devils advocate - in times of an epidemic should other people have to breathe in your muck
    Spot on Maix, prevention is the name of the game I would have thought everyone knew that by now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    Spot on Maix, prevention is the name of the game I would have thought everyone knew that by now
    I couldn't find it quickly, but I'd like to see the data for the amount of flu in the years before the pandemic and now. I assume that cold and flu cases have been down significantly. I would get one or the other every year, but not since 2019.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    I couldn't find it quickly, but I'd like to see the data for the amount of flu in the years before the pandemic and now. I assume that cold and flu cases have been down significantly. I would get one or the other every year, but not since 2019.
    I'd expect that cold and flu cases to have been down significantly as well.

    That would almost likely be due to the masking and social distancing and sanitizing we've been half-heartedly embracing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    I couldn't find it quickly, but I'd like to see the data for the amount of flu in the years before the pandemic and now. I assume that cold and flu cases have been down significantly. I would get one or the other every year, but not since 2019.
    My Wife and I both have Flu jabs each year and I can't remember when we last had the flu also we have had both Covid jabs but we are not taking any chances and will do what ever we are told to do regarding Covid.
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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    It's really hard to get someone in to fix or rebuild things at present. One firm that I rang told me that if I wanted someone to come and give me an estimate, I'd have to email them, they'd put me on the list, and someone might then come out in October - just to estimate, not to do the job!

    We found someone ten days ago who said he'd send us the estimate last Sunday week; he didn't, so I emailed him, and he said he'd been busy but would send me the estimate this week. It's nearly the end of the week again. Do I bother him again, or just try to move on?

    Easier said than done, as in some cases I can't even get anyone to answer the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    It's really hard to get someone in to fix or rebuild things at present. One firm that I rang told me that if I wanted someone to come and give me an estimate, I'd have to email them, they'd put me on the list, and someone might then come out in October - just to estimate, not to do the job!

    We found someone ten days ago who said he'd send us the estimate last Sunday week; he didn't, so I emailed him, and he said he'd been busy but would send me the estimate this week. It's nearly the end of the week again. Do I bother him again, or just try to move on?

    Easier said than done, as in some cases I can't even get anyone to answer the phone.
    We are exactly the same waiting 5 months to get mower serviced still not done despite my phone calls. 4 months to get heat pump serviced still not done. etc etc.
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    We are exactly the same waiting 5 months to get mower serviced still not done despite my phone calls. 4 months to get heat pump serviced still not done. etc etc.
    We've decided to move on and contact some other people. If our man gets back in the next few days, no harm done. But pestering him again would just elongate my stress and impatience.

    Last time I was in this position, I found I was not alone - there are websites where people bemoan that they're being strung along and wonder why the tradesman can't simply say straight out if he doesn't want to do the job.

    Why not indeed!
    Last edited by Ingélou; Jul-25-2021 at 16:48.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    We've decided to move on and contact some other people. If our man gets back in the next few days, no harm done. But pestering him again would just elongate my stress and impatience.

    Last time I was in this position, I found I was not alone - there are websites where people bemoan that they're being strung along and wonder why the tradesman can't simply say straight out if he doesn't want to do the job.

    Why not indeed!

    Yes, maybe they don't want to get the reputation for refusing jobs. Well... if you offered twice the money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    Yes, maybe they don't want to get the reputation for refusing jobs. Well... if you offered twice the money?
    But that's the problem - no money has been mentioned as they haven't produced the estimate yet!

    Anyway, I'd have thought the reputation of never getting back to a potential client would have been even worse for business.
    Last edited by Ingélou; Jul-25-2021 at 18:35.
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    What is annoying is when you make a donation to a non-profit and then over the course of a couple years they send you so many solicitations for more donations that you wonder if the money you donated all went back into the solicitations to yourself.

    Then there are the opinion surveys they will send you. Usually the last questions are geared towards getting you do donate money. Or they will have a contribution section at the end. So, are these basically sham surveys to get you in a frame of mind more conducive to donating? Do such surveys actually achieve anything of value? Some of these may be groups I agree with and support, but generally I toss these surveys as a waste of time.
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
    --Malcolm X

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    A couple of days ago I phoned my mower repair man and asked him when he was going to collect my mowers for service ,he replied that he could not be bothered to come out 8k just to service my mowers in fact he was quite rude. I purchased both mowers off him plus a trimmer worth in total just over $6000.00 and have been waiting since Feb for him to collect. I am amazed at his attitude, needless to say it was no problem to deliver them when he sold them. So he can get stuffed and I will go to some one else.
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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