LambeauLeap1250 WSSP


  
Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ... 13  Next  [ 243 posts ]  New Topic   Add Reply

What's bugging you? [2019]

Author Message
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 26, 2019, 9:46 AM Post
Posts: 8257
Why don't you just use your cell phone? Just seems like an alarm clock is just another item to collect dust and not work if power is interrupted. Plus with a phone you can wake up to anything you want. Currently I wake up to theme song from Narcos.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Online  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 26, 2019, 2:47 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 3003
I don't think my phone has been charged for three days now. I don't have phone reception at work, so it's somewhat rare I use it anymore.

The very few "sunrise" clocks I found with an actual alarm sound (chirping birds would have never woken me up) had poor/confusing displays. I found just a light bulb which works as a sunrise, so I'm excited to see if that helps. And on days off I just have to turn off the lamp! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MS ... UTF8&psc=1

I also got an alarm clock you can attach a vibrating disc to to put under the mattress. They're used a lot by deaf people. It also looks pretty simple to use. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019Z ... UTF8&psc=1


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 26, 2019, 7:25 PM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 5405
It's funny that this alarm clock issue came up. Just last night, before bed, I finally took a picture of my alarm clock because I knew mine is on its last legs. The last time we had a power outage, I tried resetting it and, as I did, some of the button membranes under the physical buttons must have finally broke so I can't reset it any more. So the next power outage we have, it's toast. Unless, the power goes out at midnight or noon! [laughing]

Image

This baby I received for Christmas when I was probably 9 or so? My sister received a stereo. Both of us were so thrilled looking at these and checking them out that we both failed to notice the Intellivision by the fireplace that Santa had left. We've got photos of both of us, completely oblivious to the video game system just sitting there while we fiddle with these new fangled clocks and stereos. And then there is a photo of our reactions when we saw the Intellivision. I was such a goober, just staring in awe-filled wonder with huge eyes and this grin of unbelievability on my face. Priceless.

If you notice, half the LED numbers don't even light anymore, so over the years I've had to learn "Clock-Radio-Ese," the language of old, dying clock radios.

- - - - - - - - -
P.I.T.C.H. LEAGUE CHAMPION 1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2011 (finally won another one)


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 27, 2019, 1:25 PM Post
Posts: 4337
Got my face ripped off today because the person thought we did the balloons for their company event and it sucked. Tried to tell them we didn't do anything like that today and it must be someone else. She refused to believe me. Then she called back about half an hour later and said it wasn't us and how much would it be for us to fix it? No apology for dressing me down for 15 minutes for something we didn't do or anything. So I told her how much and got another earful for being more expensive than the people who screwed it up. It wasn't even that much more and we'd have to have dropped everything to do it right away. Then I got another earful when I told her we won't just go there and try to fix their mess for less.

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 27, 2019, 1:33 PM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 9943
Thurston Fluff said:
Got my face ripped off today because the person thought we did the balloons for their company event and it sucked. Tried to tell them we didn't do anything like that today and it must be someone else. She refused to believe me. Then she called back about half an hour later and said it wasn't us and how much would it be for us to fix it? No apology for dressing me down for 15 minutes for something we didn't do or anything. So I told her how much and got another earful for being more expensive than the people who screwed it up. It wasn't even that much more and we'd have to have dropped everything to do it right away. Then I got another earful when I told her we won't just go there and try to fix their mess for less.


I love when you give a quote to someone and they get mad at you.

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 27, 2019, 1:36 PM Post
Posts: 8257
Thurston Fluff said:
Got my face ripped off today because the person thought we did the balloons for their company event and it sucked. Tried to tell them we didn't do anything like that today and it must be someone else. She refused to believe me. Then she called back about half an hour later and said it wasn't us and how much would it be for us to fix it? No apology for dressing me down for 15 minutes for something we didn't do or anything. So I told her how much and got another earful for being more expensive than the people who screwed it up. It wasn't even that much more and we'd have to have dropped everything to do it right away. Then I got another earful when I told her we won't just go there and try to fix their mess for less.


Let me guess, she was from the North side? Sounds exactly like a couple people I know. It is fascinating when someone is convinced something is true that can easily be proven wrong. Like you wouldn't know that was your customer? Weird, but like I said- definitely know the type.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 27, 2019, 2:54 PM Post
Posts: 4337
homer said:
Thurston Fluff said:
Got my face ripped off today because the person thought we did the balloons for their company event and it sucked. Tried to tell them we didn't do anything like that today and it must be someone else. She refused to believe me. Then she called back about half an hour later and said it wasn't us and how much would it be for us to fix it? No apology for dressing me down for 15 minutes for something we didn't do or anything. So I told her how much and got another earful for being more expensive than the people who screwed it up. It wasn't even that much more and we'd have to have dropped everything to do it right away. Then I got another earful when I told her we won't just go there and try to fix their mess for less.


I love when you give a quote to someone and they get mad at you.


Our line is we're not cheap, we're easy. I think anybody who works in a specialty shop get that fairly often. I know we laugh about it with the hardware people down the street on occasion. They get it all the time.
It usually doesn't bother me but on occasion they are just so blind about it. I kind of felt like saying "hey give me a break we can fail at that price too." But that would be counterproductive.

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 27, 2019, 2:57 PM Post
Posts: 4337
FVBrewerFan said:
Thurston Fluff said:
Got my face ripped off today because the person thought we did the balloons for their company event and it sucked. Tried to tell them we didn't do anything like that today and it must be someone else. She refused to believe me. Then she called back about half an hour later and said it wasn't us and how much would it be for us to fix it? No apology for dressing me down for 15 minutes for something we didn't do or anything. So I told her how much and got another earful for being more expensive than the people who screwed it up. It wasn't even that much more and we'd have to have dropped everything to do it right away. Then I got another earful when I told her we won't just go there and try to fix their mess for less.


Let me guess, she was from the North side? Sounds exactly like a couple people I know. It is fascinating when someone is convinced something is true that can easily be proven wrong. Like you wouldn't know that was your customer? Weird, but like I said- definitely know the type.


Hey I'm a north sider. Honestly don't know where they are located. I've never been there. [laughing]

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 29, 2019, 8:36 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 5862
Thurston Fluff said:
So I told her how much and got another earful for being more expensive than the people who screwed it up. It wasn't even that much more and we'd have to have dropped everything to do it right away. Then I got another earful when I told her we won't just go there and try to fix their mess for less.

This is a behavioral heuristic called "anchoring", which is that a person's first exposure to something becomes their "measuring stick" for how they evaluate everything else that is similar/in that category. Their first exposure was cheaper than you, thus that becomes their measuring stick.

It's kind of the opposite of if your first exposure to a car is the beat up old Oldsmobuick that your parents/grandparents have, and then you go off to college and a friend from suburban Chicago pulls up in an 8-year old BMW 3-series. The BMW isn't anything special for a BMW, but compared the the Oldsmobuicks you grew up in, it's pretty awesome.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 29, 2019, 12:15 PM Post
Posts: 4337
Update. The lady called back and apologized. She was sincere and said she was under a lot of stress and took it out on me which was wrong of her. She then thanked me for being so patient and will definitely use us for any future events. So glad I didn't say all the things I was thinking of saying to her.

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Online  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 29, 2019, 2:50 PM Post
Posts: 308
I have a convenient grocery store across the street so I go over there at least every other day if not more. There is crosswalk that has one of those nifty pedestrian signals that gives you a countdown until the traffic signal will change. The problem is it only works if someone actually pushes the button, mind you it doesn't change any timers on the traffic signal as it is bottleneck area so all the lights are on timers or there will be major traffic problems. So if you approach when there are red lights but if no one has pushed the button you can either take your chances, in which case it the light will turn green when you are halfway across, or you can wait and after about 30 seconds you realize you could have made it and now have to wait with arms full of groceries for another 3-4 minutes under the sweltering ******* sun. Meanwhile the light on the next block down gives you the walk signal and countdown every time whether someone pushes the button or not. It's stupid.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 29, 2019, 7:09 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 1192
The chip in my most frequently used credit card keeps wearing out and it needs constant replacing. The current card I have is only about 4 months old and I'm already getting "Chip Malfunction" errors on a lot of card readers. I get that they are more secure, but I never had this problem with the magnet strips.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 29, 2019, 9:27 PM Post
Posts: 7854
NeedMoreFans said:
The chip in my most frequently used credit card keeps wearing out and it needs constant replacing. The current card I have is only about 4 months old and I'm already getting "Chip Malfunction" errors on a lot of card readers. I get that they are more secure, but I never had this problem with the magnet strips.


Are you sure it’s not the location? I’ve never seen or heard of that message


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 29, 2019, 10:33 PM Post
Posts: 3153
DHonks said:
NeedMoreFans said:
The chip in my most frequently used credit card keeps wearing out and it needs constant replacing. The current card I have is only about 4 months old and I'm already getting "Chip Malfunction" errors on a lot of card readers. I get that they are more secure, but I never had this problem with the magnet strips.


Are you sure it’s not the location? I’ve never seen or heard of that message


Mine has been doing it as well, but you are right, it's only certain locations. Still annoying. I get weird looks and then have to ask if I can just use the strip.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 30, 2019, 10:26 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 1192
It does work at some places, but not others. The reason I think it's the card is I can often switch cards and the second one works just fine. I wish more places/cards used the tap feature so I don't even have to use the chip reader.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 30, 2019, 3:44 PM Post
User avatar

Brewerfan Staff
Board Administrator
Posts: 15235
SeaBass said:
If you're in the market for a new alarm clock, I bought this one a few years ago and I love it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IE ... UTF8&psc=1

On the pricey side for an alarm clock but the features are worth it. Time sets itself, auto adjusts for daylight savings, projects time onto a wall or ceiling so you don't have to roll over to see the time, 10 minute snooze, gradual wake alarm starts slow/quiet and increases volume gradually, 3 brightness settings plus you can even turn the display off completely. And it has a USB port so you can use it to charge your phone. Those are just the features I personally care about, there's others.

My only complaint is the time runs a little fast, it's about 5 minutes fast after 3 years. It doesn't bother me too much because I can factor that in and I'd rather it was fast than slow.

I never thought I would, but I love projection clocks. We have a La Crosse weather station in our bedroom that projects the time, outdoor temperature, or both alternating, and I hope it never dies because La Crosse doesn't make that model anymore.

Having said that, I'm a little tempted by the Sony model SeaBass posted. I'm more of a clock + radio person, though. And I always want to be awakened by the radio rather than a blaring alarm or nature sounds.

Edit: Haha, my bad, it does have a radio. I'm intrigued. We'll see. Thanks for the tip, SeaBass!

Remember: the Brewers never panic like you do.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: March 30, 2019, 9:24 PM Post
Posts: 7854
NeedMoreFans said:
It does work at some places, but not others. The reason I think it's the card is I can often switch cards and the second one works just fine. I wish more places/cards used the tap feature so I don't even have to use the chip reader.


I wish every place took Apple Pay, as I appreciate the safety and speed. I believe Android Pay works the same way with tokenization.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: April 08, 2019, 9:52 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 4922
When you call your bank, cell phone company, cable company, etc and before you speak to someone they ask you to verify your name, account, pin, etc. Then, when someone finally comes on the line they ask you to verify yourself and your account again.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: April 08, 2019, 5:54 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 5862
Patrick425 said:
When you call your bank, cell phone company, cable company, etc and before you speak to someone they ask you to verify your name, account, pin, etc. Then, when someone finally comes on the line they ask you to verify yourself and your account again.

This x 1.7 bazillion

Better yet, having to listen to the stupid prompts to make your selection(s). Build the options into the app and let people select what they are calling about before dialing the phone.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: What's bugging you? [2019]
Posted: April 08, 2019, 6:14 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 2090
Patrick425 said:
When you call your bank, cell phone company, cable company, etc and before you speak to someone they ask you to verify your name, account, pin, etc. Then, when someone finally comes on the line they ask you to verify yourself and your account again.

Yes! Pay for a computer system that's fast enough to transfer the information!

What annoys the crap out of me is getting a call from bank/Credit card company asking you to call about some suspicious activity. They give you a number. You call the number. Go through all the directory tree and finally get a human (because they don't have a menu option that pertains to fraud alerts) and the human says "how may I help you?". YOU CALLED ME!!!!! ISNT IT IN MY RECORDS? They take the info and inform you they need to transfer you to the fraud prevention group.... Why doesn't the Bleeping fraud prevention group have a direct number! WHY? WHY? WHY? TOO SIMPLE?

JosephC said:
Stearns probably had no interest in getting a C because the Brewers need a C. It makes much more sense to trade for 3B when it's not needed, and then move the other 3B to 2B, then trade for a 2B, but since the 3B is now at 2B, then the new 2B goes to SS


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ... 13  Next  [ 243 posts ]  New Topic   Add Reply
  


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search this forum (phpBB search):
Jump to:  
Search entire board (Google search):
Google
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Test