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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #270 on: December 03, 2013, 10:20:40 am »
The same people that NEVER use a turn indicator.  :banghead:

Turn signals are so precious in Illinois that very few vehicles use them.  I wish there were Auto Parts stores that sold bulbs that fit turn signals so Illinois drivers would use their turn signals more often.  Gee....

and the other thing that makes me crazy:

Cage drivers who get 'surprised' when the traffic light changes and feel they must zoom away from the light.  Instead of watching for the light change and paying attention, we get 'zoomies'.
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #271 on: December 03, 2013, 10:33:38 am »

Turn signals are so precious in Illinois that very few vehicles use them.  I wish there were Auto Parts stores that sold bulbs that fit turn signals so Illinois drivers would use their turn signals more often.  Gee....

Related to this are the geniuses who actually do use their turn signals but only after they are already in the turn lane or as they're making the turn.    :o
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #272 on: December 03, 2013, 10:54:31 am »
OK Conrad, you can ease up on the cranky now.... unless you have decided to end the practice and begin the 'being' part.... :-)

But yeah, that is something that makes me a bit cranky too- people getting ready to turn by getting into the turn lane, the next lane, whatever, then actually applying their brakes until then are down below 1/2 the speed limit and then.... wait for it.... use the turn signal. Sorta' like turning the ignition switch off on a car after driving it into a tree at 100 MPH.

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Related to this are the geniuses who actually do use their turn signals but only after they are already in the turn lane or as they're making the turn.    :o
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #273 on: December 03, 2013, 11:03:40 am »
Losing my SPOT locator made me a bit cranky (my own fault).

Finding out SPOT will replace the unit for $47 made me very happy!

Waiting for the new SPOT made me a bit excited..... at least for twice the '5 to 7 business days' it would take to deliver.

Calling SPOT to see what might be happening with my order only to find out they had no open order for me made me a bit cranky again. But I forged ahead and ordered the replacement yet again (remarriage is the triumph of hope over experience after all).

Calling again 21 days later only to find out it did not ship yet made me yet more cranky. But this time they would 'expedite it and it would be here by Monday (yesterday)'.

Opening the mailbox only to see "There it was, gone!" or in this case, simply not there, Monday night made me a bit more cranky.

Calling today (Tuesday) and talking to Caroline again (I guess I have been through all the customer service reps. and they are repeating themselves) and finding out it DID NOT SHIP YET but she would EXPEDITE IT finally made me a bit crazy. So now I am waiting on a call from a supervisor (yeah, any second....) and looking into alternate devices. The other devices are a classic good news / bad news situation: they work better than SPOT (not that SPOT is bad, just that the others are more powerful) and they have 2- way communication (Outstanding!- you might get to hear that your emergency request was actually received before you lose consciousness) but the price is almost twice as high.

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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #274 on: December 03, 2013, 11:31:12 am »
*wonders how cranky Brian will be once he finally opens that mailbox to find, not one, but two SPOT locators. Furthermore, both have been charged to his card*
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #275 on: December 03, 2013, 11:44:52 am »
This is more seasonal but my prediction is that in my lifetime it will be Christmas all year round due to our economy being based on buy, buy, buy. But I'm getting away from my original intent and I don't want to open a can of whup a$$. 

1-Radio stations that play "Holiday" music 24 hours a day beginning Nov. 1st. OK turn the channel, but, you asked.
2-Stores that play "holiday music louder now than ever, refer to above, or leave store.
3-Using a somber holiday like Memorial Day or Veterans Day to sell an item or run a sale, totally bad, won't shop there.
4-Finally, TV or radio commercials that have different lyrics to Christmas songs to sell an item, bad, mute button.
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #276 on: December 03, 2013, 11:51:25 am »
Without having you get to upset, why does #3 bother you?
You realize the sale is called that, and is surrounding that day, because most people have the day off and can take the day to go shopping? It has nothing to do with trying to target, or use vetrans to help brand the day.

Why is it ok to call a sale Black Friday, but not a Veteran's day sale?
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #277 on: December 03, 2013, 11:57:59 am »
I view using a day to honor our men and women who have either sacrificed their lives or have served our country to ensure we live the life we now live as shameful an unnecessary. I'm from a generation that used that day off to reflect, thank, remember and ensure we keep it that way by thanking veterans for their service and remembering that if it were not for those people who sacrificed we would be in a very different world today, WORLD, but also country. I wouldn't spend the day shopping. Sorry, you want to shop, go ahead, I won't and not at that store again. Sorry to come across as a bit harsh, not yelling at you, just really passionate about some things. I just think we've gone over the line recently on a few things under the auspices of keeping the economy vibrant. It goes much, much deeper than this little posting, and as I said, beyond this thread, so I'll keep it clean and free of potential controversy and end it here and save it for Arena based comments. ;D
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #278 on: December 03, 2013, 12:05:11 pm »
How about if only Veterans got the sale prices during the Veterans Day sale? Veterans should have that day off from work as well.
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #279 on: December 03, 2013, 12:05:34 pm »
I understand and I respect your beliefs 100%.
However I feel this country has done us much much greater disservice than running sales on a day for reflection. But that is for the Arena, which is where I don't go. ;)
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #280 on: December 03, 2013, 12:12:58 pm »
Hey, we agree! ;D OK, here's more.

Drivers that drift out in the opposite direction across center or lane lines before turning in the desired direction. For instance, drifting left before turning right. Needed on a truck, but not a Chevy sedan. That, and staying in your lane when turning.
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #281 on: December 03, 2013, 12:58:49 pm »
...OR

When they turn onto a multi-lane street, not turning into the closest lane, but instead crossing (at least one) lanes to get to the lane they want.

AND

The idiot that almost hits you because they did the above but found you in the lane (correctly) and then yell and flip you the bird because you had the unmitigated gall to infringe on the lane they were improperly aiming towards...      This just happened to me 30 minutes ago...

OK. I feel better now.

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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #282 on: December 03, 2013, 01:43:20 pm »
How about the dumb **** in the Honda Accord yesterday that came to a complete stop in the center of three lanes on a freeway, because he didn't want to miss his exit. Forcing the cars following him to scatter into lanes 1 and 3 and nearly into me as I rode into work.
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #283 on: December 03, 2013, 04:01:29 pm »
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Re: What makes me crazy....
« Reply #284 on: December 03, 2013, 04:33:40 pm »
Not even as close to cranky as I would be to open the mailbox, find NO SPOTs, and already have paid for it back in October.... which is where I am now. Not really cranky about the payment part, I can always go to the plastic money people and get that reversed. It is the device that I wanted and the ability to stick to the deal we made regarding money for product.

They are all lucky I don't send Kirby in to see them about this whole thing but then I would probably be charged with using a biological weapon or some such.  :yikes:  But ya' gotta' admit it would almost be worth it to see the look on the person's face who opened the box marked RMA #Kirby   ;D

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