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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4120 on: May 07, 2024, 01:01:17 PM »
Can I ask for the story? Just curious

Probably too technical for the audience at large.

I was helping a client exercise a contractual right stemming from a rider to his life insurance policy. The company was trying to limit it due to their systems or procedural errors related to an earlier transaction that occurred with the policy. I stated that I found nowhere in the contract that allows them to limit the right the way they were claiming, and to honor it, or show me where in the contract it says they have the right to limit it. The agreed to a "one-time exception"...
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4121 on: May 07, 2024, 01:03:05 PM »
Companies and agencies that make wrong decisions/determinations, and when they are proven wrong will state that they are making a "one-time exception" to allow things to proceed they way they should have in the first place based on rules and contractual rights.
And then when you need a "one-time exception" they say sorry, we already gave you a "one-time exception", we can't do it again.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4122 on: May 07, 2024, 01:22:09 PM »
And then when you need a "one-time exception" they say sorry, we already gave you a "one-time exception", we can't do it again.

In this specific case that isn't relevant, as the right was exercised in full.

However, I was so confident of being right, that I was literally ready to have the client initiate a class action against the company if they didn't honor it. It was simple and easy, no need to look into laws and regulations. It's a contract.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4123 on: May 07, 2024, 01:33:40 PM »
Why do I always need to resort to a spell checker to spell "exercise" correctly?  >:(
This is one word I seem to never get right.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4124 on: May 07, 2024, 01:38:35 PM »
Why do I always need to resort to a spell checker to spell "exercise" correctly?  >:(
This is one word I seem to never get right.
Now that is a real pet peeve.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4125 on: May 12, 2024, 06:23:59 PM »
The superfluity of emojis that accompany almost every post of @CountValentine  ;)

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4126 on: May 12, 2024, 06:29:18 PM »
The superfluity of emojis that accompany almost every post of @CountValentine  ;)
It is 100% necessary when many take everything I post as a negative.  ;)
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4127 on: May 12, 2024, 06:41:30 PM »
Why do I always need to resort to a spell checker to spell "exercise" correctly?  >:(
This is one word I seem to never get right.

It's a neccecsessery redoculouousness.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4128 on: May 12, 2024, 06:49:23 PM »
It is 100% necessary when many take everything I post as a negative.  ;)

FWIW, sometimes I see that emoji after your posts and want to punch it in the face.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4129 on: May 12, 2024, 06:52:03 PM »
FWIW, sometimes I see that emoji after your posts and want to punch it in the face.
So no matter what I do it is a negative. Didn't expect conformation.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4130 on: May 12, 2024, 06:56:32 PM »
So no matter what I do it is a negative. Didn't expect conformation.

I didn't say that. I (usually) appreciate the perspective. Just sometimes that emoji rubs me wrong, almost like it's condescending.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4131 on: May 12, 2024, 07:13:23 PM »
Just sometimes that emoji rubs me wrong, almost like it's condescending.
Like this one?  ::)
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4132 on: May 14, 2024, 07:00:37 PM »
When an insurance company decides to reprocess old claims, resulting in the "deductible met" status becoming undone and a new claim showing a significant amount owed by me.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4133 on: May 23, 2024, 10:13:06 AM »
It's pouring and your stuck w/o an umbrella.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4134 on: May 27, 2024, 08:47:17 PM »
An update that's a downgrade
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4135 on: May 27, 2024, 09:39:40 PM »
An update that's a downgrade

If everyone hates something, I don't think it can be considered a pet peeve.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4136 on: May 27, 2024, 10:11:24 PM »
If everyone hates something, I don't think it can be considered a pet peeve.
Why not? You can have a pet mosquito even if everyone else also has mosquitoes.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4137 on: May 27, 2024, 10:25:47 PM »
An update that's a downgrade
Talking about updates, I hate that Google started the trend (I know it's years already) of not including release notes in it's updates to apps. ("We've made stuff better, blah blah". I want to know what feature was added, changed, big fixed made, etc.)

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4138 on: May 27, 2024, 10:29:43 PM »
Talking about updates, I hate that Google started the trend (I know it's years already) of not including release notes in it's updates to apps. ("We've made stuff better, blah blah". I want to know what feature was added, changed, big fixed made, etc.)
Also, when the computer doesn't give you an option to shut down without updating. Most times it gives an option, but not always.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4139 on: June 02, 2024, 05:26:17 PM »
Also, when the computer doesn't give you an option to shut down without updating. Most times it gives an option, but not always.

Open Command Prompt (or Run) and enter this:
shutdown -s -t #
with # being the number of seconds you want the computer to shut down after.
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