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we caught the "freaks"!! emoticon We don't have not stinkin freaks! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Don't worry DARLY55 ............. I am a smart one .......... I can read between the lines ......... emoticon ........... (uh huh .......... friends ............. sure ............ right) ..... emoticon
so until next year ................ Happy V.D. to all and to all a good night ................. emoticon

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Happy V. D. day to you too 2B, emoticon
and to all my SU freaks, I mean friends, oops emoticon
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Happy V.D. everyone!! ((Is this encrypted enough?) .............. I don't want Mommy and Daddy getting out the bar of soap or the paddle! ....... emoticon emoticon

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There's a good hint at what brings the sarcastic out in me, in my blog of today.

Expounded up in my latest edit.

Edited by: BOPPY_ at: 2/14/2013 (13:12)
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Ok, I'll try to be less proper in the future emoticon

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Daryl..... you can write whatever you want! just got to do it in code so mommy and daddy don't delete it! lol



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You're right ........ We can't articulate what we would like to say .......... But I sometimes wonder if our EYES give us away ................ emoticon ........... lol ..........

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By the way - I can't write here what I really want to say to the seriously rude and ignorant people - I'd probably get ousted from SP!
Don't get me wrong, I love people, Some I just love purely for the entertainment value!

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Yes, 2B, I get that too. "I came by and you were closed" like I should have anticipated their
immediate need to have a button sewn on!!!!! I never feel bad about taking a lunch break, or a vacation. I have a big sign on my front door, too. And I worded it so it could not be misunderstood. Guess what? It doesn't work.
Nothing surprises me any more.

2B, I would be funny if we had the same customer, since we live on opposite ends of the country, but maybe she has a sister?! emoticon



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I also LOVE the ones who try to 'guilt you' when they get in your face Monday morning as they snort and say:
"I CAME BY SATURDAY .......... BUT YOU WEREN'T HERE!!!!" ...............
"No ........... We are closed on the weekend" ........ (as the sign clearly states on the front door) .................
They just want to make sure you are TOTALLY ashamed of yourself!"

So of course I say, 'Oh ........... I am SO sorry we weren't here ............. and I am really sorry I was off doing my laundry, getting groceries again, cleaning house, and doing my sparks and workout and paying bills" .................... If I HAD KNOWN you were in town, I would have been here for yu.................. emoticon

Their last snappy remark.......
WELL DON'T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN!!" ................

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Don't you just love the are you open question????? Gee ...well I am answering the phone......or no....I come in on our day off just waiting for you to call....!!



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DARLY55-

I think I KNOW the customer you are referring to !! .............. Yep ............. she came by earlier .......... (the one with long arms--will never forget her) ................. She was the one who came right up to me and asked:
"Are you open?" ...................... "Uh-huh" ........ I said ........ nodding politely.
"Ok then .............. I just had to be sure." ...............
SHE THEN asked if we had a phone book.............
I said, 'Yes we do." .............. (handing it to her) ...................
THAT is when she GOT YOUR NUMBER! ...................... emoticon

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My first customer today phoned, it went something like this:
"Are you open?" Yes
"Are you there now?" Yes I am
"I have long arms." Ok
"My jacket has short arms." Ok
"You think I need it ALTERNATED?" I'll have to see it on you to say for certain.
"Can you do it?" I'll have to see in on you.
"My aunt told me to see you, I was going to look in the phone book to see if you were open."
No reply
"I didn't know you were here, until I come in today." (Didn't know what to say to this one either).

When she came to the shop a little later - "I have long arms, see!" And the same converstion happened all over again - in person.

I have the patience of a saint and I am very diplomatic, but I almost - ALMOST lost it with this woman. I honestly don't know how people get along in life with such limited everything!!!!
That's bad to say, but there it is, I said it!

I think we share customers 2B!

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Yesterday actually COUNTED the number of patients streaming into the clinic and when asked, "What Dr. are you here to see?" ..................... I swear: 9 out of TEN said, "I don't know ................ Not even a husband and wife together (usually SHE will know) ...........
"Ok ........ that's fine .......... I will look it up by your name ........... What is your name?"

"Um .......... uh ......... well it is either under AJ or Wilma and not sure if the last name is my hyphenated one or if it is just plain Miller." ................. emoticon
"Ok ......... alrighty then ............. Let's try it by your birthday" .....

Long silent pause..............
"Could I please have your birthday?" ..........................

"Um ................. lemme think .................. emoticon

"YES ............ Please DO!" ....................

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had a man filling out the date today.... ok I get it sometimes I don't remember the days date but not knowing that February is the 2nd month?!?!? seriously?!?!? PLUS today a man was standing in the middle of our work driveway with cars, buses and trucks coming and going at 45 MPH?!?!? what is wrong with people?!?!?



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I went to the drug store and I know I looked like death (super pale, red, runny nose, general look of exhaustion, etc). I walk up to the counter and buy some throat losenges, sinus medicine, tissues and a tub of Vick's vapo-rub. The lady behind the counter asks me how I'm doing. Seriously? As you can tell by my physical state of being and my purchases, I'm fan-flippin'-tastic thanks. I get that asking people how they're doing is polite, but com'on.
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when people do not even attempt to do a task and instead ask me questions because they did not bother trying to read the information that is already available.

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People at the grocery store are constantly challenging my desire to obey the law and not beat up random strangers.

I am always amazed (though I shouldn't be by now) at those who stop halfway out the doors of a store to talk, zip their coats, zip their children's coats, rearrange their groceries, etc.

Excuse me, could you not think to do that about 100 feet back in the store, before blocking the entire exit for the eight people waiting behind you?

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What brought out the sarcastic in me today was, what else, an inconsiderate nutcase. I sat in our truck while my husband ran into the store for milk. There was a woman with a full shopping cart headed for the space directly in front of me. So....some nitwit plugged up the aisle with her car, waiting to see what car she approached, and waited, and waited for her to unload her groceries and pull out of the spot. By now there was gridlock at the end of the aisle. The part that was so hard to comprehend was that there were TWO open spots next to where she was waiting that she could have used, but she didn't want them, she wanted THAT spot - WHICH WAS TWO CARS CLOSER TO THE STORE!! Just TWO cars. What the .... ?!?!?!?!?! What an inconsiderate beotch!!! I really wanted to yell at her, but refrained. You never know who's carrying, and might be off their meds!

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When you said the "director" I was reading it "dictator" Sound about right?

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It's okay DM, we all have those moments. No shame.

So...what brought out the sarcastic in me this week? Well...there was that agency wide meeting that only about 50 people showed up to to discuss the results of the "employee satisfaction survey." Long story short: we are not satisfied. And I can tell you exactly where those results are going: super secret file X.
When the director said "I'm going to talk out of both sides of my mouth" it was over for most of us. Stupid bills and bad health. If I didn't need the money or the health benefits, I would be out of here so fast.
EDIT: I like my job, I really do. I just dislike the atmosphere and the management. What I physically come into the building to do isn't that bad. It's the people I have to deal with.

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Thank you! I always just cut & paste, then wonder why the link doesn't become hot.

Add a link...huh...who would have thought the "add a link" button would...well, add a link. Plain as the nose on my face.

Oh no! I'm becoming one of "them" -- those people whose stupidity I despise on a daily basis!

aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh

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search.dilbert.com/search?w=stinkin+
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est&view=list&filter=type%3Acomic


(DM use add link and put it in the pop up box and us lazy people can just click!)

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There's a great Dilbert strip from years ago about that:

http://search.dilbert.com/search?w=stink
in+chest&view=list&filter=type%3Acomic

If the link doesn't work, go to dilbert.com and search for September 7, 2003. It's one of my all-time favorites with the Pointy-Haired Boss.

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when someone blames you for what someone else does, and for some reason it is wrong to say "I am sorry that they are apathetic, incompetant and or lazy."
or when someone says you never told them something i kind of want to say - "next time i will tatoo it to your forehead "

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Well you know it was programmed by some B--EE-OTCH .......... ! (who was sneering and jeering!) ..................... emoticon
She will get hers!!! emoticon

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Don't ever ask that stupid balance board on the Wii Fit program. I'm so sick of hearing, "That's obese!" in a little cheerful voice that somehow still has a chastising tone. Not only does it not encourage you, but it is very condescending for an inanimate, animated scale.

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This is true ................ Thanks (?) for pointing it out ............... emoticon .......... (Can't ANYTHING pay a compliment?) .......... emoticon

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Frankly, there are TWO things that lie about us .............. the scale and the calendar! ........... emoticon

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Me! Me! I'm young too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon


Edited by: -BENI- at: 1/25/2013 (09:02)
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GUITARWOMAN............. Never admit to what generation you are from ............. These peeps here think I am in my 20's!!! .............. And let's not tell em any different!! emoticon ......
emoticon emoticon emoticon ........ There!! That sums it up!! ......... for now ................ tee hee

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Guitarwoman: You give us young people far too much credit. For a lot of us, the only culture we have is found in our gym shoes. emoticon

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Saraaline, I love the story about your grandpa. He sounds like a cutie. --KJD
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DATMAMA4 ............ I am flattered ............ and sure, if you can fit in my pocket, I will bring you along ........... But warning: MAY be very bad influence ........... emoticon

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Totally! .............. (I mean LIKE totally) ........... emoticon

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Just joshin' about the deeply offended :-).....

Have you noticed that young people seem to learn much of the context of culture from watching the Simpsons? Like, like, do they not read? Like?

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Our hero, 2B, offending young and old in a single bound!

Can I just follow you around, like a sarcastic intern?

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BENI--You have my kind of humor ............ Yeah!! What's wrong w/ strapping the kid on top of the bus .......... a little breeze and some fresh air ....... may be the ticket! ..... Bus ticket ............ emoticon ............. Good solution!!

GUITARWOMAN .......... you are deeply offended ................ you gotta have though ........... oops!! I mean: TOUVH ......... dang!! ..... one more time: TOUGH skin around here ........... cos in sarcastics ............... the razor blade tongues are swift and sharp! ..... emoticon ................ yOu know .............. just joshin! ..........

and RE: THOSE touch screen gizmos ............... I understand .............. the LESS touching the better w/ those germy paws! Trouble is .......... the young receptionists do not seem to like talking to the people .............. so they invented the gizmo to bypass speech! (Sides ........ the old fogies can't hear anyway!) ............... Now if I offended anyone ............. I saY simply:
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED ................ emoticon

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Re: The technologification of the doctor's office. My grandfather, bless his heart, is stuck in world war 2, technologically speaking anyway. One day he called my mom after a doctor's appointment and started complaining that his doctor is "in Obamacare now." And he just went on and on and on and on as any 80+ year old man will do when something has his dander. My mother eventually figured out that he was complaining about the fact that his doctor's office now uses electronic files. That's not Obamacare Grandpa, that's technological advancement.
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But this IS the man who was freaking out because "the terrorists" "put a beacon" on the roof of the middle school behind his house in New York City. His proof was a very annoying beeping noise that he heard when he was in the living room. The beeping noise in question was a dying battery in his smoke detector. He also will not drive when it's raining. He's so cute.

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I personally believe that those touch-screen check-in screens are spreading germs around doctor's surgeries faster than any other method! And I think I know why else people don't like them. We want a little human interaction at the doctors, not ever more technology. I think we are all sick (pun intended) of electronic gizmos getting between us and our doctors and receptionists. emoticon

And as for the kids on the bus... we have special spaces on our buses for pushchairs so that the kids can stay in them and Mum doesn't have the hassle of getting the kiddy out, collapsing the chair, while trying to hold onto kiddy, buggy, shopping and trying to pay for tickets all at once!

Wish they had those spaces available when I was a mum of a toddler. :-)

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Perhaps they can strap em on top? What's a little wind? Weeeeee!!!!



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Here's a good one....

The main topic on the news in Toronto for the last couple of days (besides the weather, which is dumb enough, hey, this is Canada) is the problem created when mothers take oversize strollers on the TTC buses.

This life changing concern is going to a panel for review.

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I'm cracking up. emoticon

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I am deeply offended. Really.

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Yep ...... Make it a double ........... emoticon

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I don't know ........ quite what to make of that BUT do you want to hear a story that REALLY takes the cake??
In the Ortho clinic I work in .......... we're TRYING to get the ;patients to step right up on the upper floor levels and use the kiosk (they don't understand what the word is if they are over 60--NO offense intended) .............. emoticon emoticon emoticon (and some just happen to be terrorized by the whole thing!!) ....... (Not kidding!)
Sooooooooooo I ask this woman if she has used the kiosk (Ok Lady: the SELF-CHECK-IN!!) and tell her to GO AHEAD and use the touch screen .......... she pauses and I ask ..... "Ok ...... well what is your name?"

I am not lying when she said .......... "Well it depends ............
(Excuse me .......... But did you say, "It depends?" ........ (I am thinking this but not saying)
She hymns and haws and says, "Well I have a lot of aliases cos I don't want anyone to know who I am for privacy sake."
I am thinking ...................... "Don't you think you have carried this privacy thing just a little bit FAR? ................. emoticon AND frankly, I was starting to wonder if she was wanted by the FBI ................... emoticon .............. (Finally I sent her to the desk w/ real people so they could figure out who she was today!!) ...........

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Segue....I feel a sarcastic attack coming on.....what do you do when an organization you are a member of is not real forthcoming in giving you a membership list? Is it a secret? Am I supposed to guess? Does everyone enjoy watching me acting kind of dyslexic because I don't know anyone's names? Is it an evil plot...knowledge is power, you know.....

Oh boy......

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