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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3420 on: December 08, 2020, 07:54:59 PM »
Me: simple question

Recipes are notorious for this,

There are reasons for this. Google gives better rankings for more content and blog-like content. Recipe sites that changed to just show the recipe without the stories had their rankings tank.

Then there are content ads that require, you know, content to have placement. If you just had your question answered there would be no paragraphs to place ads before.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3421 on: December 08, 2020, 08:42:08 PM »
Update: the bunny who loves gnawing on my crocs and tried to eat my toenails last week turned up her nose at ginger.

She's very cute, but dumb as a doorknob. She literally couldn't fight her way out of a paper bag once.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3422 on: December 08, 2020, 09:41:51 PM »
Update: the bunny who loves gnawing on my crocs and tried to eat my toenails last week turned up her nose at ginger.

She's very cute, but dumb as a doorknob. She literally couldn't fight her way out of a paper bag once.
So now you know. Just put some ginger on your toenails and you're good to go.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3423 on: December 30, 2020, 05:57:20 PM »
What is with all the Chinese spam calls these days!!!

It doesn't stop, you can block the numbers from today till tomorrow and they just keep coming!

How is this not gaining wider attention?

Everyone I talk to says it happens to them also, there's obviously something going on and why hasn't it been picked up by the media yet?

So frustrating!!

It has only gotten worse, though there are more English calls (Department of Visa and Mastercard, Department of Social Security, Vehicle warranty, etc.) while Chinese calls seem to be far and few between (about 2-3 per week, vs 5-6 per day on the English ones).

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-30/robocall-crackdown-to-be-policed-with-u-s-phone-company-help
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3424 on: December 30, 2020, 06:59:36 PM »
It has only gotten worse, though there are more English calls (Department of Visa and Mastercard, Department of Social Security, Vehicle warranty, etc.) while Chinese calls seem to be far and few between (about 2-3 per week, vs 5-6 per day on the English ones).

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-30/robocall-crackdown-to-be-policed-with-u-s-phone-company-help

This week I even had a “lower the interest on your credit cards” scam call where they used a voice bot to screen you before transferring you to an Indian for the kill. Efficiency, eh?

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3425 on: December 30, 2020, 07:05:51 PM »
This week I even had a “lower the interest on your credit cards” scam call where they used a voice bot to screen you before transferring you to an Indian for the kill. Efficiency, eh?

I've had those too. Never got to the stage of being transferred.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3426 on: December 30, 2020, 07:25:59 PM »
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3427 on: December 30, 2020, 11:23:49 PM »
This week I even had a “lower the interest on your credit cards” scam call where they used a voice bot to screen you before transferring you to an Indian for the kill. Efficiency, eh?
Today I had one telling me they're from Chase!
Don't worry, I know Chase isn't calling to offer me a lower interest rate. ;D
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3428 on: December 30, 2020, 11:45:46 PM »
Update: the bunny who loves gnawing on my crocs and tried to eat my toenails last week turned up her nose at ginger.

She's very cute, but dumb as a doorknob. She literally couldn't fight her way out of a paper bag once.
Was the toenail still attached?

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3429 on: January 09, 2021, 07:37:40 PM »
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3430 on: January 09, 2021, 11:32:03 PM »
Update: the bunny who loves gnawing on my crocs and tried to eat my toenails last week turned up her nose at ginger.

She's very cute, but dumb as a doorknob. She literally couldn't fight her way out of a paper bag once.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3431 on: January 09, 2021, 11:49:52 PM »
Singers who phumph the words. Seriously, you have a list of the songs you're gonna sing. Take a few minutes to look over or print the lyrics.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3432 on: January 10, 2021, 07:00:24 AM »
I bought the book "The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library" by Trevor Noah, and I was always irked by the fact that it would forever be incomplete. Even if he would put out a sequel or a revised edition, Trump would always be able to Tweet something crazy and the book would then be incomplete again.

I just crossed one thing off my pet peeve list.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3433 on: January 10, 2021, 07:11:54 PM »
People that say repost without posting the re
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3434 on: January 12, 2021, 01:18:57 AM »
People that say repost without posting the re
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3435 on: January 12, 2021, 01:19:45 AM »
If its the third time in one thread, the Re is not necessary.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3436 on: January 15, 2021, 12:30:16 AM »
Those that don't understand the importance of a turning signal, 87% of Lakewood
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3437 on: January 15, 2021, 06:17:45 AM »
As a pedestrian in Lakewood, I know what you mean (said the little old man).
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3438 on: January 17, 2021, 01:12:48 PM »
Walking into a store where not a single employee or customer is wearing a mask and seeing a big sign that says "No returns or exchanges due to COVID-19".

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3439 on: January 17, 2021, 01:35:40 PM »
Walking into a store where not a single employee or customer is wearing a mask and seeing a big sign that says "No returns or exchanges due to COVID-19".

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