What Grinds Your Gears?

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Post by bryan k » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:20 pm

I have zero tolerance for phone solicitors. Every single one gets an FCC complaint. I have to answer my phone because, believe it or not, the only phone I have is a work phone.

When I bought my house last year, I found out that the United States Postal Service sold my number to a lot of different people. The United States Postmaster General got a very nasty email. He apologized profusely, and the calls stopped immediately (I received over 50 solicitations in about three weeks).

I don't fuck around when it comes to some things. Phone solicitors is one of those things.

If a phone solicitor calls your cell phone and it is from a company you have not done business with in the past, they are breaking the law. You do not even need to be on the do-not-call registry. You still can put your cell phone number on the registry for safe measure, but it really shouldn't be necessary. I'm not going to do business with someone who is already breaking the law by calling me. Ever.

I've had this cell phone number for 20 years. For the first 18 years I had it, I received zero solicitations on it. Now, since that whole USPS fiasco, I get an occasional robo-call from someone who is obviously trying to scam me. "Hi, this is Tina from Ameri-Bank. I'm calling because you have been pre-qualified for a low-interest consolidation loan so you can put all of your credits card debt on a single monthly bill."

"I don't have any fucking credit card debt, Tina. And I know you're not calling from Pennsylvania because when you called last week, my phone told me you were in California."

A good robo-dialer can make thousands of outgoing calls a minute. All they need is for one person to fall for the scam to make weeks of work worthwhile.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:38 pm

Oh, and another thing, guys who live in MD or DE who are playing golf 5-6 times a week in the winter. :fk
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Post by Coda1850 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:20 am

I hate junk shit mail. The real mail, old mail - not email. Hate that too but... This shit should be illegal. Day after day after day my god damn mailbox gets filled with piles of paper shit. It ends up on my table & my wife tells me to "go through the mail". It's not mine & it's 99.5% fucking garbage. Can I just get my x # of bills in the mail & Golf Digest [lol, which I don't read but I'll allow].
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Post by jfurr » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:55 am

I had a spam free personal email address for years until I joined the "amateur golf tour", and ever since I get daily emails about Viagra, hair-loss remedies, investments, vacations, and Trump. I guess those are all supposed to be things golf guys are into.
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Post by DougE » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:03 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:Oh, and another thing, guys who live in MD or DE who are playing golf 5-6 times a week in the winter. :fk
Hope you aren't including me in those MD/DE guys. I only play golf 3-4 times a week in winter. :thrust

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Post by CeeBee » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:55 am

Headed out again today. 75 fucking degrees.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:25 pm

bryan k wrote:I have zero tolerance for phone solicitors. Every single one gets an FCC complaint. I have to answer my phone because, believe it or not, the only phone I have is a work phone.

When I bought my house last year, I found out that the United States Postal Service sold my number to a lot of different people. The United States Postmaster General got a very nasty email. He apologized profusely, and the calls stopped immediately (I received over 50 solicitations in about three weeks).

I don't fuck around when it comes to some things. Phone solicitors is one of those things.

If a phone solicitor calls your cell phone and it is from a company you have not done business with in the past, they are breaking the law. You do not even need to be on the do-not-call registry. You still can put your cell phone number on the registry for safe measure, but it really shouldn't be necessary. I'm not going to do business with someone who is already breaking the law by calling me. Ever.

I've had this cell phone number for 20 years. For the first 18 years I had it, I received zero solicitations on it. Now, since that whole USPS fiasco, I get an occasional robo-call from someone who is obviously trying to scam me. "Hi, this is Tina from Ameri-Bank. I'm calling because you have been pre-qualified for a low-interest consolidation loan so you can put all of your credits card debt on a single monthly bill."

"I don't have any fucking credit card debt, Tina. And I know you're not calling from Pennsylvania because when you called last week, my phone told me you were in California."

A good robo-dialer can make thousands of outgoing calls a minute. All they need is for one person to fall for the scam to make weeks of work worthwhile.
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Re: What Grinds Your Gears?

Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:57 pm

DougE wrote:
bkuehn1952 wrote:Oh, and another thing, guys who live in MD or DE who are playing golf 5-6 times a week in the winter. :fk
Hope you aren't including me in those MD/DE guys. I only play golf 3-4 times a week in winter. :thrust
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Re: What Grinds Your Gears?

Post by bryan k » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:27 pm

Another thing that really grinds my gears is when I accidentally grind my gears. Usually, this happens when I let the clutch out too quickly when trying to shift. It really makes a horrible noise. It messes with my fuel economy and my acceleration while making me look like an idiot.

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Post by srogers13 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:37 pm

What's a :quotez clutch :quotez ? :thumbs :cmon :fu :rofl
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Post by bryan k » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:24 pm

I think that's when you sink a birdie putt on 18.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:31 pm

bryan k wrote:Another thing that really grinds my gears is when I accidentally grind my gears. Usually, this happens when I let the clutch out too quickly when trying to shift. It really makes a horrible noise. It messes with my fuel economy and my acceleration while making me look like an idiot.
Yea, same here. I have taught my grandkids how to drive a stick because you never know when you are going to be in some backwater and need to know how to do it.
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Re: What Grinds Your Gears?

Post by bryan k » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:16 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
bryan k wrote:Another thing that really grinds my gears is when I accidentally grind my gears. Usually, this happens when I let the clutch out too quickly when trying to shift. It really makes a horrible noise. It messes with my fuel economy and my acceleration while making me look like an idiot.
Yea, same here. I have taught my grandkids how to drive a stick because you never know when you are going to be in some backwater and need to know how to do it.
Or when you're going to find a really good deal on a car but can't buy it because you don't know how to drive a stick.

Or my favorite...the salesman at the car lot where I bought my last car had to go get someone to drive the car around because he didn't know how to drive a manual.

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Re: What Grinds Your Gears?

Post by bryan k » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:18 pm

I agree about junk mail. I consider my mailbox to be another garbage that needs to be cleaned out every once in a while. I don't even get bills in the mail anymore. The only time something I need ever actually comes in the mail is during tax time because my freaking mortgage is through a bank that doesn't know how computers work. The only time I check the mail the rest of the year is when I order something from Amazon that comes via USPS. One of these days, I'm going to get one of those notices that they are holding my mail until I go verify with them that I'm still alive.

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Re: What Grinds Your Gears?

Post by jfurr » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:39 pm

The autocorrect on my phone has gone nuts. It replaces correctly spelled words with other words. Apologies if my posts often sound like I'm a moron. Sometimes, it's the phone.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:48 pm

jfurr wrote:The autocorrect on my phone has gone nuts. It replaces correctly spelled words with other words. Apologies if my posts often sound like I'm a moron. Sometimes, it's the phone.

Know probem. Wee awl unnerstan how tech can skwew thinks up.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:51 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
jfurr wrote:The autocorrect on my phone has gone nuts. It replaces correctly spelled words with other words. Apologies if my posts often sound like I'm a moron. Sometimes, it's the phone.

Know probem. Wee awl unnerstan how tech can skwew thinks up.
So mocking typo's should be unpresidented?
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Re: What Grinds Your Gears?

Post by bryan k » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:27 pm

My last phone, the one that I ceremoniously destroyed with a hammer, went Spanish on me. Autocorrect started changing all of my words to similar sounding Spanish words, and text-to-speech did the same.

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