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RANT: Shout out your frustration here! #331815
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...but keep it general forum friendly so it doesnt get moved to the TD smile

Mine is I was enjoying a nice quite sunday afternoon with the kids doing not much, with the radio on for some background noise. Pretty much every hour on the hour the silly girl playing DJ would spend about 5 minutes broadcasting her beliefs in what ever currently trendy issue she was supporting. Now I did agree with some of what she had to say, but so much of it was repeting 'every body knows' type misconceptions....I was getting a bit wound up! I just wanted to listen to some songs, sing a long a little.

There. I feel better now smile


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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Lil] #331830
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Thanks, Lil. Appreciate this opportunity to vent.

I am paranoid, suspicious and I worry too much. Thus, I never use personal credit cards online and for years, if I ever needed something advertised that was only available with a credit card, I used the phone option and wrote down the name and city/country of the rep that helped me. So far, I've only had to cancel one personal card because the rep was unscrupulous.

Anyhow, I now buy the Visa or MC gift cards that have extra security features (covered numbers & bar codes until purchased) but the one I bought yesterday requires that you register it online before using it.

I went to the registration screen which required me disabling my pop up blocker. Found it, did it reluctantly.

Then it had a red asterisk next to the required info. I used the regular (work) info but did not know the 4-digit zip. Because it did not have a red asterisk next to the 4 digit part of the zip code (only the 5 digit, which I knew), I tried to submit it but the display continued to stare at me, seeming to say "feed me more info, you idiot!" crazy

I kept clicking, in - out - around - above - below - beside the submit button but nothing. I walked away, thinking it need more time but still, nothing.

So I looked up the 4 digit code and tried to hit submit but could not get the "submit hand" to come up.

Out of frustration, I pounded on the mouse over and around the "submit" button and it finally went through!

My Rant: If product web designers want both parts of the zip code required, put the red asterick marking on both parts, not just the first. Plus, PUHLEEZE match up the graphics with the access section on the screen so customers don't have to click all over to get results.
Disclaimer: I know this could be an operator failure issue but it was still frustrating!
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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Ace] #331831
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The Castle Aaaggghh...
Why the heck do they even need that 4 digit code??? Does ANYONE know that???

I had that trouble on a few job applications as well...annoying.

I have no rants, but I have had some good chuckles in a variety of directions lately, which makes me both happy with myself and surprised (but not surprised).

Oh, here's one: Last time I got layers cut in my hair it made it curlier (yay). This time it is still flat - what the what?

Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: herfuturesbright] #331835
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Originally Posted By: herfuturesbright

Oh, here's one: Last time I got layers cut in my hair it made it curlier (yay). This time it is still flat - what the what?

2 possible reasons:

Click to reveal..
aging and hormones blush


Thanks for relating to my 4-digit rant. It validates me smile!

I just ordered my product, thinking I was ording one but I got five in my confirmation. Good thing I used a gift card, eh? It will bounce! Oh well.

Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Ace] #332087
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I can't shout out my frustration here. The auto-censor will remove most of the meaning, and what I have to say is a TOS violation. grin grin grin


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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: AntigoneRisen] #332097
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Rant?

Credit cards that charge your card because a "Big Company" has your info from two years ago and they let the charge go thru to "better serve me" Uhh, No.

Background: I lost an AMEX card two years ago, and they sent me a new one with a new number, expiration/etc. I don't use that card much, its just for something major that comes along...

So, a large firm, Not to be named, but sells the Norton Security computer stuff, charged my card $50 for security software for a computer I have not used in 3 years...

I call AMEX. What's up? The reply: "Well, Norton HAD good numbers from the past, so we let it THROUGH to SERVE YOU!" Ha!

No, to serve AMEX. I can't call up and charge on a two year old card, but Norton CAN.

Grrrr....

Be very careful when setting up any automatic withdrawals and or payments on your credit cards....

SFB


Finding an ethical way to deal with pain, fear, disappointment etc..is part of the experience of becoming a stronger person...one who is driven by compassion instead of compulsion...ie I have a legitimate reason to be stressed out right now...however, my response to it will determine how others percieve me, and myself. (quoting Star*Fish)
Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: SFB] #332100
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wtf, amex??? Seriously?


When we open to this moment and don't judge it or try to change it, even when we're suffering and wish it were otherwise, we tap into the spaciousness of mind that allows us to move forward skillfully, with discernment and joy. -- Sharon Salzberg
Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Miranda] #332109
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Originally Posted By: Miranda
wtf, amex??? Seriously?


Seriously...

If I hadn't called, the charge would have appeared a year later as well... you can't stop them...

Sweet business practice, however.

SFB


Finding an ethical way to deal with pain, fear, disappointment etc..is part of the experience of becoming a stronger person...one who is driven by compassion instead of compulsion...ie I have a legitimate reason to be stressed out right now...however, my response to it will determine how others percieve me, and myself. (quoting Star*Fish)
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You did make them reverse the charge, right?


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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Chrysalis] #332180
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Ads on tv in the evening with food, come on we all don't want to be a zillion pounds and subliminal no thank you

And another one

MILK DOES A BODY GOOD

Really? Nothing says a healthy body like being wheeled down a hospital hallway on a gurney for your stent surgery from all the milk products

Lets change it to MILK DOES A CARDIOLOGIST VACATION GOOD

P

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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Tinker] #332183
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Another rant

windows 8 and 8.1

There is so much to say about it and just not enough time even though time never ends, I think, maybe it ends, I will be too old then to report on it, windows may come up with another operating system by then, it is windows little joke to keep everyone on their toes like a language

so fun

ty windows for so much irritation

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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Tinker] #332190
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I'm frustrated that people don't play King Crimson songs often enough!


Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Tinker] #332195
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Windows 8 wasn't so bad, but they actually made it harder to find things in Windows 8.1 smile

Windows+F and Windows+X are the most important shortcuts if you do anything requiring getting into the guts of the thing smile


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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: TimeHeals] #332215
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People who work with children that don't like children!!!!! Don't shout and yell aT them - don't confront them with angry, pouty, whiney, shouty Voice.

Being hit by a ball at lunch time is an occupational hazard: GET OVER IT!!!!!!


Children like to run and make noise when they play...that is what they do!!!


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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: 2long] #332217
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I've got to 2nd what 2long said! And the lesser known ELP songs as well, enough with the Lucky Man already.


When we open to this moment and don't judge it or try to change it, even when we're suffering and wish it were otherwise, we tap into the spaciousness of mind that allows us to move forward skillfully, with discernment and joy. -- Sharon Salzberg
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I hate when your kid misses school because of surgery and rehab. The school knows and all absences have been excused. THEN you get a letter from the school saying that there can be absolutely NO more absences without a doctor's note or it will be an unexcused absence. My kid had straight A's last quarter.

So now I have to pay a $20 copay just to keep his record clean? Maybe I should just let them kick him out of the school. Would they really kick a kid out who has straight A's?

Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Rainshine] #332339
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Yes... and NO.

My DS12? was in a fight at middle school. Four five guys surrounded him, and he punched the biggest one... And off to the races they went.

However, there was mandatory three day suspension for fighting....

But they cancelled it for my DS, because the National Tests were the next two days, and he had great grades at that time...

/Rant

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Finding an ethical way to deal with pain, fear, disappointment etc..is part of the experience of becoming a stronger person...one who is driven by compassion instead of compulsion...ie I have a legitimate reason to be stressed out right now...however, my response to it will determine how others percieve me, and myself. (quoting Star*Fish)
Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: SFB] #332348
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Rainshine, I think you can just call your doctor and ask him to provide you with a note. I did that occasionally with my daughters. You shouldn't have to pay a copay for that...

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Re: RANT: Shout out your frustration here! [Re: Miranda] #332380
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Originally Posted By: Miranda
I've got to 2nd what 2long said! And the lesser known ELP songs as well, enough with the Lucky Man already.


Yes:

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I teach alternative high school.

I have a student who is a junior-who just turned 18...and his mom kicked him out because he is an "adult".

This is not the first time I've had a student in this situation (or something similar-like the parents moving to Alaska to pursue a drug addiction and leaving the 18-year-old and a 14-year-old because, well the older one can...)


...and that is my rant.


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I have a duel rant.

The wife of my tetraplegic client seems to find every opportunity to scold me that she can, today's one was while I was doing something nice for her. I rang my co-ordinator to ask for help with the situation, was told she was off on leave but someone would contact me by 3pm. here it is nearly 9pm and I still have had my call.

Stupid snotty wife, and stupid non supportive company.

I might pull a sickie tomorrow.....


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OK. I got two... (had to think about it).

Blue Oyster Cult's "Imaginos" and Styx's "Kilroy Was Here".

WTF were they thinking?


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Originally Posted By: BBski
Rainshine, I think you can just call your doctor and ask him to provide you with a note. I did that occasionally with my daughters. You shouldn't have to pay a copay for that...


Thanks for the idea. I can't imagine having to actually GO to the Dr. just so that my son can rest when he has a slight cold.

I wonder if it really matters that he may have unexcused absences. Do colleges even see them? The school struggles to keep good students, so it is unlikely that they would kick him out. But they could always bar him from extracurricular activities, I guess.

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