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Offline GeeBeav

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #870 on: March 23, 2015, 02:56:09 pm »
Billions of dollars can be moved in seconds

I pay most of my bills using the bank's online bill pay feature. Bills are designated either "electronic transfer" or "paper check", meaning the bank actually writes a check and mails it.

I have my mortgage through my bank . . . same company, just another division in another state.

Guess how my mortgage is designated . . . paper check. This bank can not electronically transfer money to itself?

Annoying.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #871 on: March 24, 2015, 07:58:08 am »
They haven't used "paper checks" in Europe for years.  Some of the guys that live there can chime in, but when I lived there in 2002, we had to go to the post office to pay our utility bills with cash since we didn't have a bank account over there so they could electronically debit the account.  No store, hotel or restaurant would take a check.  In fact, many places would only take cash, which caused some panic when I checked out one morning and they needed 300 euros, in cash.  Talk about crazy and annoyed ...

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #872 on: March 24, 2015, 10:39:05 am »
They haven't used "paper checks" in Europe for years.  Some of the guys that live there can chime in, but when I lived there in 2002, we had to go to the post office to pay our utility bills with cash since we didn't have a bank account over there so they could electronically debit the account.  No store, hotel or restaurant would take a check.  In fact, many places would only take cash, which caused some panic when I checked out one morning and they needed 300 euros, in cash.  Talk about crazy and annoyed ...

Many bills need an IBAN, it was the only way I could pay for my daughters high school field trip. Most stores and restaurants will take a card, in England, they get pretty uptight if your card doesn't have a chip. Where I am in Italy, many of the family run restaurants and agriturismos, stores and sfuso's are cash and carry. They wouldn't know what to do with an American style check. On the upside, I have had meals and not paid for them until the next time I was in, no big deal. "Allora, its ok, next time"

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #873 on: March 24, 2015, 12:32:05 pm »
I worked for a German company and the first time I went there, everyone assured me that I did not need any cash- plastic would do everywhere they claimed. Being non- trusting and wary, I grabbed a couple hundred Euros and flew over. The trip from the airport (Frankfurt) to the hotel (Wuppertal) took two trains and a taxi.... and the taxi did not take anything but cash. So had I <foolishly> listened, I would have been jammed- up on my very first day in Germany.... and it was Easter Sunday to boot (I would probably still be there but could probably speak the language decently by now).

Side note and OFFTOPIC: I get in the taxi in Wuppertal (Mercedes 500- they DO have nice cabs in Germany) and immediately notice a big photograph of a smiling George W. Bush (this was in '06, during his second term) stuck to the center of the dash. Hmmmmmm. Did not know what to think about why a German taxi would have a photo of GWB. Chatting with the taxi driver, who was quite clearly NOT German, he noticed my accent (we were speaking in English, the language he first addressed me with when I stepped toward his cab) and asked if I was American. Yep. He launches into a gigantic grin, screams 'USA NUMBER 1!' and 'George Bush is the greatest!'. Hmmmmmm. After chatting a bit, turns out the gentleman is a Kurd, and was a BIG fan of the US, and especially both Bush's, 41 and 43. Of course he had no understanding or interest in US politics, just a guy who happened to be on the receiving end of American aid and protection against genocide against his people. Of course he was not so grateful that he gave me the ride at no charge but still....  ;D

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They haven't used "paper checks" in Europe for years.  Some of the guys that live there can chime in, but when I lived there in 2002, we had to go to the post office to pay our utility bills with cash since we didn't have a bank account over there so they could electronically debit the account.  No store, hotel or restaurant would take a check.  In fact, many places would only take cash, which caused some panic when I checked out one morning and they needed 300 euros, in cash.  Talk about crazy and annoyed ...
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #874 on: March 24, 2015, 12:35:32 pm »
....but there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  Sorry, that line makes me crazy and annoyed.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #875 on: March 24, 2015, 02:56:06 pm »
White/Christian/Heterosexual/Conservative/Affluent privilege and the ridiculous ways it manifests itself in everyday life.

Some folks seriously need to "check their privilege" from time to time...

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #876 on: March 24, 2015, 03:54:05 pm »
White/Christian/Heterosexual/Conservative/Affluent privilege and the ridiculous ways it manifests itself in everyday life.

Some folks seriously need to "check their privilege" from time to time...
Where does one go to "check their privilege"? We could check it together in the Arena if you're inclined to pursue this.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #877 on: March 24, 2015, 04:14:42 pm »
Where does one go to "check their privilege"? We could check it together in the Arena if you're inclined to pursue this.

Only if our attorneys are present...

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #878 on: March 24, 2015, 05:26:36 pm »
I checked. Got it  ::)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #879 on: March 24, 2015, 05:38:38 pm »
I checked. Got it  ::)
Showing a little microaggression Deziner. Sensitivity training at nine o'clock.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #880 on: March 24, 2015, 06:18:07 pm »
If I'm late, start without me.  :rotflmao: :stirpot:
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #881 on: March 24, 2015, 06:33:02 pm »
Is this something that spilled out of the arena? Otherwise, I am just not getting it.... ?

Brian

Where does one go to "check their privilege"? We could check it together in the Arena if you're inclined to pursue this.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #882 on: March 24, 2015, 06:36:14 pm »
Is this something that spilled out of the arena? Otherwise, I am just not getting it.... ?

Brian

It's a loose cannon looking for fodder, nothing more, nothing less. My comment had nothing to do with him, or anyone in this group or "the other group," but this fellow decided to take it personally, and threaten me in the process.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #883 on: March 24, 2015, 06:48:48 pm »
Well, I am still not getting it but let us all assume I am obtuse (I will assume I am obtuse). As long as you fellas' are havin' fun I guess, carry on.

Which reminds me of a joke: A guy is boarding a plane and starting to store his stuff in the overhead bin. His 'stuff' is rotting, stinking, deal animal meat though and everyone is aghast and offended at the horrible sight and odor. Finally, a flight attendant walks up to the man in question and asks him 'Are you bringing rotting, stinking meat onto the plane?' To which he replies 'No, it's carrion.' This works better as a verbal joke 'cause there is no spelling to assist the.... er, "unobservant".

Ba Dum Dum.

Brian

It's a loose cannon looking for fodder, nothing more, nothing less. My comment had nothing to do with him, or anyone in this group or "the other group," but this fellow decided to take it personally, and threaten me in the process.

Nice to know I'm still (un)welcome here too!
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #884 on: March 24, 2015, 06:51:05 pm »
We should all probably have our 'privilege' checked every five years or so. Every three years if they find polyps during the last check.

Brian

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