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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2040 on: August 02, 2020, 11:58:46 am »
Yet again, I've been made crazy and annoyed..     BJ's

I have been in that store 3 times.  Not one item of interest to me.  I will stick with Costco :)  For 6 years or something they have sent me an endless stream of "free trial membership" fliers.

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it's her only charge card not store related.

Oh, not a good idea.  Everyone should carry two credit cards (and no debit cards, convert any to just ATM), from two different companies/networks.  Even if you only use one, you have a different one as a backup.  I use my Amazon Visa for everything but also have a Discover.  Plus, always carry cash- at least $20 (I usually carry around $100).
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2041 on: August 02, 2020, 12:01:27 pm »
Celebrities, politicians, and criminals (not necessarily in that order) who apologize after they've been 'caught'....  I hate that, I mean, why bother?  You don't really mean it.  You're only saying that because you've been caught.

They also apologize when they have done nothing wrong, but the "woke" are after them.  I wish they would just stick to acting/music/art/sports/whatever and leave their activism and politics to themselves.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2042 on: August 02, 2020, 05:47:34 pm »
I dunno.... a $50 BJ charge seems reasonable in this day and age..  I mean, Hugh Grant got socked, and slick Bill Clinton got a cigar... and a blue dress.. was the charge "messy"...  ::) :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :hitfan: :deadhorse: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2043 on: August 02, 2020, 06:09:41 pm »
I dunno.... a $50 BJ charge seems reasonable in this day and age..  I mean, Hugh Grant got socked, and slick Bill Clinton got a cigar... and a blue dress.. was the charge "messy"...  ::) :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :hitfan: :deadhorse: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2044 on: August 03, 2020, 07:27:23 am »
And whilst I'm on a rant mode....


Celebrities, politicians, and criminals (not necessarily in that order) who apologize after they've been 'caught'....  I hate that, I mean, why bother?  You don't really mean it.  You're only saying that because you've been caught.


They also apologize when they have done nothing wrong, but the "woke" are after them.  I wish they would just stick to acting/music/art/sports/whatever and leave their activism and politics to themselves.


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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2045 on: August 03, 2020, 07:42:51 am »
I have been in that store 3 times.  Not one item of interest to me.  I will stick with Costco :)  For 6 years or something they have sent me an endless stream of "free trial membership" fliers.

Oh, not a good idea.  Everyone should carry two credit cards (and no debit cards, convert any to just ATM), from two different companies/networks.  Even if you only use one, you have a different one as a backup.  I use my Amazon Visa for everything but also have a Discover.  Plus, always carry cash- at least $20 (I usually carry around $100).


Ok, I give up. What's wrong with a debit card, if used properly that is?

No need for you to go into the dangers of using a debit card, nor is there any reason to tell me where it's safe and where it's not safe to use one. I've been using one, without issue, since they first came out. Years and years. I only use my card where I can swipe it or insert it myself, and only indoors.

I have an interest earning checking account that's tied to my debit card. I have to jump through a couple of hoops to earn that interest but it's now like it's a bother. I have to use my debit card at least 10 times during a month and I have to have a direct deposit to my account. Both easy and it's earns me between $30 and $40 per month by doing almost nothing. I should say that my card was earning that much before our economy tanked. Now it's about half that amount. Better than nothing though.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2046 on: August 03, 2020, 08:04:09 am »
Maybe touching the keypad to enter the PIN?
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2047 on: August 03, 2020, 08:13:49 am »
Maybe touching the keypad to enter the PIN?

Since the virus has taken hold of our country, I don't touch anything that the public may have touched. I either use gloves or a grab a napkin (or some such) to press the buttons with. That includes fueling up any of my vehicles.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2048 on: August 03, 2020, 11:52:42 am »
Many many years ago...I had a debit card...  A debit card is directly tied to your bank.  It got hacked and thank goodness the bank intercepted a suspicious transaction and stopped the card.  I decided to look into the account transactions and found one they hadn't caught to the tune of $750.  Ironically enough the hacking came from the UK.  Took a bit to convince the bank I didn't order that item and to reverse the charges.  If I would have had a lower balance account it could have wiped it out.  In doing so, other transactions would come up with insufficient funds and on and on.  I will never never never never ever ever ever have a debit card again for retail transactions.  Well, I say that but the debit card I have now I only use at ATMs.  If your credit card gets hacked it's much easier to fix.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2049 on: August 03, 2020, 03:37:18 pm »
Ok, I give up. What's wrong with a debit card

It is linked to your money and without a PIN "AKA, "Visa mode".  But a credit card is NOT your money, any screwup doesn't immediately drain your account and cause a nightmare.  Unless you have zero credit, there should be no reason not to have a credit card and use that for transactions, instead.  Plus, debit cards typically earn nothing on transactions, credit cards have all kinds of rewards-schemes.  Plus, you keep your money longer.

If the bank sends you a "debit card", which they do, unfortunately, by default, you can cut it up and ask for an ATM card, instead.  Debit cards ONLY benefit the bank and people with no/bad credit.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2050 on: August 04, 2020, 05:29:47 am »
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Tropical storms and hurricanes.
Wow it is really windy here.  Lost power 6 times in the past 1.5 hours, I am surprised it is still generally up.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2051 on: August 04, 2020, 07:35:23 am »
It is linked to your money and without a PIN "AKA, "Visa mode".  But a credit card is NOT your money, any screwup doesn't immediately drain your account and cause a nightmare.  Unless you have zero credit, there should be no reason not to have a credit card and use that for transactions, instead.  Plus, debit cards typically earn nothing on transactions, credit cards have all kinds of rewards-schemes.  Plus, you keep your money longer.

If the bank sends you a "debit card", which they do, unfortunately, by default, you can cut it up and ask for an ATM card, instead.  Debit cards ONLY benefit the bank and people with no/bad credit.

For heaven's sake! Guys, do you think that I just now fell off the turnip truck and that I don't know anything about banking and the way debit/credit cards work? Please, give me a little credit (no pun intended).   ;)

Believe it or not I know when and where it's safe to use a debit card and where it's not. I also have a credit cards, just like yours Max. I also know when and where to use that instead of the debit card. I know all about acquiring points/rewards on my CC. I only use my DC locally, indoors, and only when I can swipe/insert it myself. Once I have my ten uses in a month down I only use the CC for purchases. This way I can get the interest on my DC and points on my CC.

In all the years that I've been doing this I never had an issue with my DC. Not so with my CC. Two times in those years I had my CC compromised and I had to have the card cancelled, not the same card though.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2052 on: September 06, 2020, 03:39:35 pm »
I thought this thread was just for old cranky guys but I found something that I can contribute too! Not sure but maybe that makes me cranky too, and I am already old.....

So who's idea was it to cut all the paper towels in the entire world in half so I can never get ONE paper towel? I usually get 1/2, which is not enough to wipe up whatever slop / spill / face- grease problem I had in the first place but the rest of the time I get 1 1/2 which is more than I need to wipe up. We have been making paper towels forever but now we have to 'improve' them so that one gets just the size one needs- Dammit, I need a ONE PAPER TOWEL size paper towel, not 1/2 sheet and not 1 1/2 sheets! So far, hunting all around the paper towel dept. has yielded a few but sufficient number of packages that were not 'select- a- size' but as of today, I could only find the new- fangled ones.

I cannot wait until that genius gets to the toilet paper and cuts all the squares in half...... If I ever find out where he / she lives, I may stop by and make his / her mailbox 'select- a- size' by pouring concrete in the half he / she is not using!

So how'd I do- cranky enough?
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2053 on: September 06, 2020, 04:49:44 pm »
Sounds like the ol' single ply toilet paper conundrum.   ???
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #2054 on: September 06, 2020, 05:19:05 pm »
So who's idea was it to cut all the paper towels in the entire world in half so I can never get ONE paper towel?

It was the best thing ever.  They were never square, but more like a long rectangle, and most of the time it was a huge waste because I don't need that much.  And I would have to manually rip it in half and store the other half.  Now I can get a much better match to the size I need, more easily.  If I really need something larger, I just tear it at 2 units, or even 3.

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So how'd I do- cranky enough?

Maybe.  But you will have to pick something that is actually a problem, first :)
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