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What drives you bananas?

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4 hours ago, Java said:

i often drive myself bananas ~ overthinking things or forgetting things ~ being a general goober, stuff like that

 

*shakes head*

Me, too.

 

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I get irritated when FedEx tries to deliver a package to my front door, which I never use, they leave a note stuck to my front storm door, and leave.  They come back the next day, try to again deliver the package to my front, see the note they left yesterday, and attach a second note to the front door, and leave.  Now, if they see that the first note was still stuck to my front door, why don't they leave the note stuck to the side door, which is the closest door to the driveway?  It's apparent that I didn't get the first note, since it's still stuck to the front door, so that means that I am not using the front door.  I have to get my regular mail, so I have to be exiting the house somehow, so leave the second note on the side door.  They came again today, tried to deliver the package to the front door, saw the other two notes stuck to the front storm door, and left a third note stuck there.  Now, in order to get this package, I have to drive to a neighboring city (which has terrible traffic jams), and stop into the FedEx facility there, to get my package.

 

According the notes that were left, they needed my signature, and a form of ID to prove that I was the person that the package was sent to.  I have never heard of needing to provide an ID to have a package delivered to me, I have only been required to sign for the package.  I have no idea as to what the package is, since I haven't ordered anything.  I guess I'll find out tomorrow. (Hey, maybe I won the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes, and they want to give me a check for millions of dollars!  No, wait, I never enter that sweepstakes, so it can't be that.)

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I hope this parcel is an awesome surprise  & not an awful shock.

Perhaps it's time to fix a sign to that front door advising others to use the side door.

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On 8/28/2017 at 6:55 PM, adiantum said:

I hope this parcel is an awesome surprise  & not an awful shock.

Perhaps it's time to fix a sign to that front door advising others to use the side door.

It was an envelope.  Really?  I had to drive to the neighboring city to pick up an envelope?  Why send an envelope through FedEx, when they could just as easily have sent it as registered mail through the regular postal service, where a signature and ID are required if I pick it up at the post office?

 

It turns out it was from J.P. Morgan, who apparently is handling the VW restitution checks that are being sent to the VW owners, who own cars that are involved in the government's emissions lawsuit settlement. The envelope contained my restitution check since I opted to have the emission modifications done to my car, as opposed to selling the car back to VW.

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hair in places it ought not be

 

like when i'm swimming my laps and someone's long hair gets tangled on my fingers ~ i have to suppress gags and frantically flail my hand about til it gets off

 

and hair in bathrooms ~ omg, seriously i have to do a mind over matter so as not to throw up a lil in my mouth

 

*runs away in horror*

 

 

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You sound like my wife Java! She'll only go to a restroom in a major chain restaurant when we travel. Scared of cooties. 

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Angie - My daughter, Kala, always seems to be the one to find hair in her food.  I tell her not to look so closely at what she eats which earns me a mighty scowl...

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Same here; when me and the dear lady have a family get together, of all the granddaughters Kara my 2nd oldest, finds it necessary to find a hair in her food. It’s now becoming a jovial thing when Kara has to visit, we make it a point to mention, and “Watch those hairs in the food” you know whose coming.:D Kind of help the food preparing.

                                                                                                         

 

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the music at my gym

 

it is awful

 

like the same 20 or so songs from the 70s ~ every once in a while a song from the early 80s makes the cut

 

UGH

 

hate hate hate hate HATE it

 

and no, i don't have an ipod or anything to listen to my own stuff

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Angie, most likely, the reason that your gym plays the same music is because of cost.  Any public place that plays music, is required to pay royalties to the musician that made the song, every time that song is played.  The more songs the gym plays, the more royalties they have to pay.  Most public places that have music playing in the background, are usually playing a local radio station's music, which is royalty free.

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What drives me bananas is (so called) music period. The kind you get when you are waiting on the phone for a customer representative or to get through to any company or government offices. They all think my business is important to them and that is why they keep you waiting with the worst music available:lol:. Usually with lots of drums played loud enough to break your eardrums. One would think that if they valued you they would play something to soothe not irritate but then I think that important line is just a line and something to say. I don't think they are fooling anyone into thinking they are important to any company.
That's something else that gets my goat why say they value your business and you are important to them when they don't really mean it. It's always on the tip of my tongue to say if I'm so important why did I have to wait 30 minutes to talk to someone but I don't because if they hung up on me I'd have another half hour wait to state my business:wacko:

 

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Oh lord, it can be even worse when you're internal.

 

Back when I was in tech support heck, if we needed to get a customer escalated to a higher level or transferred to a different department, we had to put the customer on hold and then sit there on hold waiting for our turn in the queue.  We couldn't switch back to the customer without loosing our place and the hold music we had was totally different from what they got.

 

They got a DJ, wait times, and similar.  We got the same 4 songs over and over and over, which sounded like they had come out of bad 70s pornos.

 

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10 hours ago, Hammer said:

Angie, most likely, the reason that your gym plays the same music is because of cost.  Any public place that plays music, is required to pay royalties to the musician that made the song, every time that song is played.  The more songs the gym plays, the more royalties they have to pay.  Most public places that have music playing in the background, are usually playing a local radio station's music, which is royalty free.

Hammer - This actually gets interesting and I have personally seen customers get "busted" for this...

 

Playing broadcast radio as music on hold and/or over a PA system is considered a rebroadcast for commercial use.  ASCAP or BMI will send a threatening letter to an establishment if they get wind of this activity.

 

This is why there are companies like Muzak or, as you pointed out in your post, they can purchase a set of songs to play publicly. 

 

https://www.bmi.com/licensing/entry/music_on_hold

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