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Offline Hooligan

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1305 on: May 19, 2016, 05:33:24 am »

I fixed that by buying a portable phone system that has the ability to block up to 250 calls.  I block any number that I don't recognize or they don't leave a message.

The problem is that my work requires me to do standby, and when they phone it comes up as an unknown (blocked) number. Tele-sales people have the same system, where the numbers does not show. I have to answer unknown numbers, as it could be work related.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1306 on: May 19, 2016, 06:03:16 am »
Or people that pay with cash so they park the car at the pump, walk in and pay,

Well, that really isn't their fault...... paying with cash is perfectly reasonable.  And years ago, you could pump, then pay.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1307 on: May 19, 2016, 07:48:34 am »
I always pay with cash. Then again, I know how much fuel I want and I only make one trip in to the store. If you don't know how much fuel it takes to fill your vehicle, you are too stupid to drive.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1308 on: May 19, 2016, 08:22:41 am »
Tele-sales people phoning you randomly to try and sell all types of sh 1 t to you, and expect you to be friendly and understanding when you say "no thanks", but they keep pushing the envelope.

Years ago I started simply hanging up on them, cold turkey, middle of the sentence. Felt a lil' bad for a while at first, but now I've been doing it for so many years I don't even give it a 2nd thought. Hang up and continue on with my day. I just realized that I don't care to extend for one moment longer a conversation with somebody who's just trying to sell me something I didn't ask for and don't need or want. Pretty sure most of the calls are placed by computers, and when it detects that you've answered the call is transferred to one of their salespeople. Yeah, no problem whatsoever hanging up on that situation.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1309 on: May 19, 2016, 09:00:20 am »
Years ago I started simply hanging up on them, cold turkey, middle of the sentence. Felt a lil' bad for a while at first, but now I've been doing it for so many years I don't even give it a 2nd thought. Hang up and continue on with my day. I just realized that I don't care to extend for one moment longer a conversation with somebody who's just trying to sell me something I didn't ask for and don't need or want. Pretty sure most of the calls are placed by computers, and when it detects that you've answered the call is transferred to one of their salespeople. Yeah, no problem whatsoever hanging up on that situation.

+1 No need to feel bad. In fact your doing them a favor. If they are getting paid by commission, they can move on to the next prospect quicker.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1310 on: May 19, 2016, 09:50:35 am »
And in the same vein as the Gas Station newbies....

Just how long do you have to own a vehicle before you remember which side the fuel cap is on?

(I guess this hasn't happened much to me lately, but that just makes it more annoying when you watch someone get out and stare in wonder at the wrong side of their car wondering where the fuel hatch has gone....)

I could understand it happening on a rental, but on a regular vehicle?  Sheesh !

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1311 on: May 19, 2016, 10:33:37 am »
I've always found that if you look at the fuel gauge it tells you which side the filler is on.  I wonder why we don't have that on bikes?
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1312 on: May 19, 2016, 12:18:42 pm »
I've always found that if you look at the fuel gauge it tells you which side the filler is on.  I wonder why we don't have that on bikes?

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1313 on: May 19, 2016, 01:28:11 pm »
:doh: :battle:

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1314 on: May 19, 2016, 03:24:31 pm »
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1315 on: May 19, 2016, 03:45:11 pm »
Years ago I started simply hanging up on them, cold turkey, middle of the sentence. Felt a lil' bad for a while at first, but now I've been doing it for so many years I don't even give it a 2nd thought. Hang up and continue on with my day. I just realized that I don't care to extend for one moment longer a conversation with somebody who's just trying to sell me something I didn't ask for and don't need or want. Pretty sure most of the calls are placed by computers, and when it detects that you've answered the call is transferred to one of their salespeople. Yeah, no problem whatsoever hanging up on that situation.

I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

Such calls really should be illegal (and criminal, not civil), especially the robot dialers.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1316 on: May 19, 2016, 05:00:19 pm »
I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

Such calls really should be illegal (and criminal, not civil), especially the robot dialers.

Agree 100%

I've take to replying to their announcement of who they are with the following.

"This is a private government number. This call is being recorded. Please state for the record your name date of birth and employer details"

Normally have them hang up

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1317 on: May 20, 2016, 05:20:09 am »
Agree 100%

I've take to replying to their announcement of who they are with the following.

"This is a private government number. This call is being recorded. Please state for the record your name date of birth and employer details"

Normally have them hang up

If I don't recognize the number I don't answer the phone. Simple as that. If it's an important call they'll leave a message.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1318 on: May 20, 2016, 05:32:28 am »
If I don't recognize the number I don't answer the phone.

I don't have caller ID at home  :)

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Simple as that. If it's an important call they'll leave a message.

I do follow that procedure with my cell phone, though.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1319 on: May 20, 2016, 05:42:57 am »
I don't have caller ID at home  :)

I do follow that procedure with my cell phone, though.

Why even have a land line? We got rid of ours years ago.
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