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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    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.
    Yes, junk mail completely fills my tiny mailbox so they have to crush them in somehow. It's probably 10 pieces of junk mail every day. It gives the post office most of its revenue, I guess. The biggest problem is there might be something important in all that junk and I'll miss it (recycle it). It's already happened to me, because when a new credit card comes it's sent in a plain envelope for security reasons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luchesi View Post
    Yes, junk mail completely fills my tiny mailbox so they have to crush them in somehow. It's probably 10 pieces of junk mail every day. It gives the post office most of its revenue, I guess. The biggest problem is there might be something important in all that junk and I'll miss it (recycle it). It's already happened to me, because when a new credit card comes it's sent in a plain envelope for security reasons!
    Yes, what a pathetic situation that the PO is supported mainly by delivering junk mail. My dad would always tear every piece of junk mail in half and I picked up the habit. Twice I have torn mail in half only to then discover it is my neighbor's mail. Ha ha. He was good about it.

    Monday i had two items (a CD and a DVD) that listed as "out for delivery." I was in my front yard when the mail lady came and she handed me one package, the CD. I later looked up the tracking on the DVD and it said, "Held at Post Office by Customer Request" and that I could come get it. Huh? The next day it showed up in my mail box.

    (The CD and DVD are both William Tell operas )
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    What do they put in coca cola made in Mexico?

    One time i had some and got really sick and almost died.

    I see on the ingredients it has a lot more sugar than American cola and a lot of sodium and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalkitsune View Post
    What do they put in coca cola made in Mexico?

    One time i had some and got really sick and almost died.

    I see on the ingredients it has a lot more sugar than American cola and a lot of sodium and such.
    I believe that Coke made in Mexico has real sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalkitsune View Post
    What do they put in coca cola made in Mexico?

    One time i had some and got really sick and almost died.

    I see on the ingredients it has a lot more sugar than American cola and a lot of sodium and such.
    Interesting article:
    https://www.mashed.com/44149/secrets...snt-want-know/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Yes, what a pathetic situation that the PO is supported mainly by delivering junk mail. My dad would always tear every piece of junk mail in ha and I picked up the habit. Twice I have torn mail in half only to then discover it is my neighbor's mail. Ha ha. He was good about it.

    Monday i had two items (a CD and a DVD) that listed as "out for delivery." I was in my front yard when the mail lady came and she handed me one package, the CD. I later looked up the tracking on the DVD and it said, "Held at Post Office by Customer Request" and that I could come get it. Huh? The next day it showed up in my mail box.

    (The CD and DVD are both William Tell operas )
    The wife of a dear friend of mine kept all of the junk mail for a couple of weeks put it into a sack took it to the local post office where she emptied the lot onto the floor of the post office, it did not stop the delivery of this unwanted stuff but she felt a lot better. We now have an option that you can opt out of receiving this mail.
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    Yessterday I was informed I would probably not work in my current company since september...It came as a bit of a shock but in the end who knows why is it a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    The wife of a dear friend of mine kept all of the junk mail for a couple of weeks put it into a sack took it to the local post office where she emptied the lot onto the floor of the post office, it did not stop the delivery of this unwanted stuff but she felt a lot better. We now have an option that you can opt out of receiving this mail.
    I hope she was required to pick up all that junk mail and clean the floor - it's unacceptable behavior.

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    The local newspapers regularly toss papers on our driveways even though we never subscribed. I used to call and tell them to stop but it soon starts again. I would collect a bunch and dump them in their driveway, figuring if they can litter my place, I can return the favor. Many simply toss them in the trash, so a lot of wasted paper there and in the junk mail.
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    So wife's van is low on engine coolant. I thought it would be simple to pick up a jug and top it up, but the owner's manual does not have the specification for what type to use and now I see there are many kinds. Used to be only one, then the pink stuff came in with GM, but now????
    Here is a chart of the different kinds (PDF) There is now green, yellow, orange, purple, and blue! I am very confused. Guess I have to ask the parts guy to look it up. The van is a 2008 Mazda 5.
    “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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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    So wife's van is low on engine coolant. I thought it would be simple to pick up a jug and top it up, but the owner's manual does not have the specification for what type to use and now I see there are many kinds. Used to be only one, then the pink stuff came in with GM, but now????
    Here is a chart of the different kinds (PDF) There is now green, yellow, orange, purple, and blue! I am very confused. Guess I have to ask the parts guy to look it up. The van is a 2008 Mazda 5.
    Green for you.

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    A number of political posts have been removed.

    This thread is for personal gripes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    I believe that Coke made in Mexico has real sugar.
    Unlike that from Colombia and Bolivia?
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    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    I hope she was required to pick up all that junk mail and clean the floor - it's unacceptable behavior.
    I think that would have negated the purpose of the protest don’t you?
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    Gripe of the Day thread.
    Because the atmosphere on my workplace was/is ''strained'' to say at least with lots of fake smiles and fake ''politeness''...Maybe the role played the fact I rebelled against a very obnoxious woman who picked on me, ''mobbed me'' and who was known to do this in different departments but I was the first who told here to behave...She seems to have some influence on my manager and general manager as well...
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