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Offline Rhino

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1320 on: May 20, 2016, 07:30:45 am »
Why even have a land line? We got rid of ours years ago.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1321 on: May 20, 2016, 12:33:24 pm »
I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

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

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

 :)

I just think you're wasting your breath.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1322 on: May 20, 2016, 12:45:38 pm »
Why even have a land line? We got rid of ours years ago.

Got rid of our AT&T land line 3 or 4 years ago ... but before doing so I ported the number to Google Voice, so was able to keep my phone number I've had since 1992, and now no monthly fees ... $0.00. Calls go thru a tiny box connected to our internet connection, so I had to buy that box for something like $40, and buy the cheapest WalMart cell phone I could find ... $7 ... use it one time just for the porting procedure, and when done throw it away. Now, unless you walk into the utility room where our internet comes in to the house, you would have no way of knowing we don't have standard land line service ... even caller ID works thru it.

Do we need that line? No, not really ... but sometimes I prefer the call quality of that 'land line' vs cell phone. And total cost was ~$50, and just a one-time cost. Like I said, that was 3 or 4 years ago. And ~8 months ago we moved, and the 'land line' works in the new house exactly as before without me doing anything to even configure it. I just brought the little box ... called an Obihai ... with us, plugged it in, and signed up for internet.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1323 on: May 20, 2016, 12:48:10 pm »
How is your internet service delivered?
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1324 on: May 20, 2016, 12:48:21 pm »
When I pick up a red ball point pen only to find out the ink itself is either black or blue.

Why make a pen red if the ink isn't red??  :-\

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1325 on: May 20, 2016, 12:49:02 pm »
How is your internet service delivered?

Cox DSL ... wire running from a utility pole underground to the house.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1326 on: May 20, 2016, 01:34:36 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.

Ha ... just got one. Call from a South Florida # I don't recognize. I answered and said hello, heard about a second and a half of quiet, then a slight click and a person who said "Hello I'd like to speak to the owner of the business ..." CLICK. He gone.

Man, I shouldn't have even let 'em get past "Hello I'd like". I gotta work on my reaction times.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1327 on: May 20, 2016, 03:44:02 pm »
Why even have a land line? We got rid of ours years ago.

* Because it has no batteries to fail
* Because during the hurricanes it worked while cells did not
* Because I have extensions throughout the house
* Safety
* Redundancy
* Voice quality is better for long conversations

The problem is they keep raising the price, which makes no sense.  I have a featureless line, limited number of calls per month, no LD, lowest possible price.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1328 on: May 20, 2016, 03:46:07 pm »
What you do: I always interrupt them and say "please remove this number from all your lists... bye" and hang up.

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

 :)

I just think you're wasting your breath.

Theoretically they are required to remove your number from lists if you ask it.  By hanging up, they have not been told anything, so you might get called again.  Of course, they probably don't care either way.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1329 on: May 20, 2016, 03:47:39 pm »
Ha ... just got one. Call from a South Florida # I don't recognize. I answered and said hello, heard about a second and a half of quiet, then a slight click and a person who said "Hello I'd like to speak to the owner of the business ..." CLICK. He gone.

Yep, that is the robo dialer.  Should be illegal and criminal.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1330 on: May 21, 2016, 05:45:14 am »
Theoretically they are required to remove your number from lists if you ask it.  By hanging up, they have not been told anything, so you might get called again.  Of course, they probably don't care either way.

The people who work in these 'call centers' don't give two shits if you ask them to remove your number from their lists. Who's going to catch them if they don't? A person can't even get the real phone number that their calling from. If you call one of these numbers back right away, in most cases, you'll find that the number doesn't even exist.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1331 on: May 21, 2016, 11:08:44 pm »
The people who work in these 'call centers' don't give two shits if you ask them to remove your number from their lists. Who's going to catch them if they don't? A person can't even get the real phone number that their calling from. If you call one of these numbers back right away, in most cases, you'll find that the number doesn't even exist.

Yep, theory and reality often don't coincide.... especially when it involves people.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1332 on: May 22, 2016, 03:51:48 pm »
* Because it has no batteries to fail
* Because during the hurricanes it worked while cells did not
* Because I have extensions throughout the house
* Safety
* Redundancy
* Voice quality is better for long conversations

The problem is they keep raising the price, which makes no sense.  I have a featureless line, limited number of calls per month, no LD, lowest possible price.

Sure it makes sense.  One, they don't want to maintain those lines anymore.  Two, it's harder to get parts.  Three, the techs that can maintain them are retiring or dead.  With that being said, I still have mine but the urge to get rid of it is rising.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1333 on: May 27, 2016, 05:01:00 am »
This doesn't just make me crazy and annoyed, it pissed me right the :censored: off!!!!

Motorcycle riders who 'can't see' other motorcycle riders!!!

I was heading into town yesterday on my bike. 4 lane road and I see another rider approaching from a side street on the right. There's a stop sign for him and I'm thinking surly he's going to stop right? He's moving pretty fast on his ape hanger equipped LOUD assed cruiser (you know the type, sleeveless MC club shirt, doo rag, no helmet of course). Um, he's going to stop right? Wrong! I'm in the right hand lane and he swings wide without even slowing for the stop sign. If not for my cat like reflexes (and the fact that I was watching him) he would have taken me out! I hit the brakes hard and he pulls out in front of me. The son of a bitch didn't even see me!!! He changes lanes, again without looking, and we end up at the stop light together. I wanted to let him know what he just did but the asshole has his ear buds in and his bike is so damn loud that he wouldn't be able to hear a damn thing that I said anyways.  >:(
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1334 on: May 27, 2016, 05:24:09 am »
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