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You know what really grinds my gears?


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#141 Rowsdower70

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:40 PM

....someone runs into hard times, and they have to sell some of their collection.   No fault there, happens to us all. 

Then they list their stuff all at top ebay prices.

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#142 dauber

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 12:38 AM

I hate bad-mouthing people, but this really grinds my gears...

 

I commented on a post my sister-in-law made on Facebook. Later on when I was at work -- I'm a web developer for a living and every time I make a change I have to do a build to make the change take effect -- I did a brief Facebook check while waiting for the build to finish, and my sis-in-law had replied to my comment with a couple of comments telling me, "Call me ASAP! I lost your number!"

 

Now...I never know with my sister-in-law whether there's a real emergency or she's just blowing things out of proportion. Heh...recently she asked me to call her sister in the hospital because she was worried (and the way she was carrying on, you'd think her sister was at death's door), so just to calm her down I called her sister, who was practically on her way *out* of the hospital to go home! Another time she wanted me to call her, and she spent half an hour crying about some random crap about my parents (long story, but there was no reason for that), etc. Woman is just a basket case.

 

And she always does this stuff when my brother is away -- his job requires him to travel a lot, and he just flew out to Baltimore for a training session for his job.

 

So...thinking that if I called her, she'd keep me on the phone forever and I'd have to come up with an excuse to hang up ("I have to go into a meeting!" etc.) -- I'm not the kind of person to just angrily hang up on people -- so I figured I'd compromise. I sent her a text and said, "I can't talk right now, but I'll call you when I can. What's going on?"

 

The reason I had to call her ASAP: she was trying to get concert tickets for her sister, and Ticketbastard's web site was jammed. And she wanted me to try.

:P :P :P :P :P :P :P

 

So yeah...apparently I don't have a job or anything that would make me busy. Apparently I have time to deal with that.

 

ARHGHGHGHHHGHHRHGRHGHH....

 

And later I heard she did the same to my niece (her stepdaughter)....

 

Oh, and...I blocked her on Facebook. Man....made me so angry that I had to have some booze, and now I'm watching Oliver!....on a Friday night. This is what people do to me sometimes.


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#143 Rowsdower70

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:25 AM

Well, the good news is some booze and Oliver!  is a pretty decent evening. :)


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:33 AM

Truth be told, I only survived the first 30 minutes of Oliver! and then remembered that I pretty much hate musicals (except Hair) and wanted to do something else.


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#145 Rowsdower70

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:13 PM

So I got excited that they were opening a game room/mini-golf/laser tag place locally called Tilt.
Then this happened:
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#146 RickR

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:54 PM

Shoulda called it Jilt.
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:27 PM

Roswdower70, I can almost promise you they'll have one or more of the following:

 

- Class of 1981 Reunion

- Big Buck Hunter

- Golden Tee

- Deal or No Deal


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:29 PM

FOLLOW-UP:

HA!!! Check out their Waco location:

 

http://www.aurcade.c...view.aspx?id=15

 

Did I call that or what? :)


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#149 jmjustin6

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:32 PM

You know what really grinds my gears? How fast Goodwill throws stuff away!

So after work today i went to the goodwill down the street to see what they had. I saw the friend of a friend working today and she knows what i come in looking for. I asked her if they had gotten any gaming stuff in. she said you know i just saw an atari back there hold on

So im waiting she come back and says she cant find it. the electronics manager walks by she grabs him and asked where did it go. He said he THREW IT OUT because he couldn't get it hooked up to any of the tvs they had (modern tvs). I said where i can go get it. He says he threw it in the compacter. He said he threw it in there and turned it on. So its destroyed

So i had to ask him did he know what kind of atari it was? He said yea the box said 5200 on it. Hold up! Hold up! The box!?! He says yea it came with the original box and the power plug was in its original box and everything was still wrapped up in its original wrapping and the box was in excellent shape.

He said they had a rule that if there is no way to test the electronics than they are to throw them away. Heres the kicker! I asked him if he knew what was needed to hook up the 5200 to a modern tv. He said yea one of those small coax adapters. But because he didnt have one there was no way to test it and it had to be thrown away.

I asked if they get atari stuff alot. He say occasionally they do, but most if the time it gets thrown away cause they cant test em. He said he would hold any for me in the future though

I still feel sick about all of this. Sorry for my long rant today and thank you if you read it all
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#150 RickR

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:55 PM

Oh man, that's horrible J.  That policy sucks.  What a terrible waste. 


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

Yeah, I hope you gave him a hard time, or at least let him know about this thing:

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:51 AM

Yeah, I hope you gave him a hard time, or at least let him know about this thing:

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I sure did i pulled a pic up on my phone and showed it to him. My friend who works there felt really bad
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#153 Rowsdower70

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 03:07 PM

...when I'm looking on eBay for some game lots to replenish my stock and I see "SNES Lot" with a cheap starting bid. 

So when I click on it, what I actually get is a drop down menu of several games, the price listed is the cheapest in the lot (Insert SNES sports title nobody wants), and if there were any decent prices they are long gone.

Anyone else see those?   There must be a way to filter that out when I search for "lots". 


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#154 RickR

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

...when I'm looking on eBay for some game lots to replenish my stock and I see "SNES Lot" with a cheap starting bid. 

So when I click on it, what I actually get is a drop down menu of several games, the price listed is the cheapest in the lot (Insert SNES sports title nobody wants), and if there were any decent prices they are long gone.

Anyone else see those?   There must be a way to filter that out when I search for "lots". 

Grinds my gears too.  Anything with a price range I just pass right over, as it's usually a case like this. 


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