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Re: Annoying Trends.

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Post by Bushwhacker » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:16 pm

Abraham wrote:Those who don't become Bernie Madoff or one of his many clones, (calling Enron) go into car sales.

And, given the love of so-called bitcoins or crypto currency, one day I think it too will not be the same type of rip off of course, but another financial scandal in the making...
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Post by Pawpaw » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:39 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:One thing that is absolutely "fingernails on the chalkboard" to me is when the
younger generation states that something happened "ON ACCIDENT."

Proper usage is this : things either happen "BY ACCIDENT" or "ON PURPOSE".

Some new words/usage make perfect sense such as "websurfing" or "couchsurfing",
but this "On accident" use seems clunky, awkward, and just plain wrong.

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That's been going on for many many years. I remember hearing some kids say "on accident" when I was a kid.

But yea. It always bugged me too, even back then.
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Post by Oldgringo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:07 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
surprise_i'm_armed wrote:One thing that is absolutely "fingernails on the chalkboard" to me is when the
younger generation states that something happened "ON ACCIDENT."

Proper usage is this : things either happen "BY ACCIDENT" or "ON PURPOSE".

Some new words/usage make perfect sense such as "websurfing" or "couchsurfing",
but this "On accident" use seems clunky, awkward, and just plain wrong.

SIA
That's been going on for many many years. I remember hearing some kids say "on accident" when I was a kid.

But yea. It always bugged me too, even back then.
Agreed! "On accident" sounds planned as opposed to "by accident" which could happen to any of us.


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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:43 pm

1. How about those ads for some kind of medicine to cure a problem?
They then go on to list so MANY side effects, you would probably be just as
well off to stick with your original single ailment!
One medicine lists "compulsive gambling" as one of your possible freebies!


2. How about TV ads that say you can only get the item at the stated price
for the next 5 minutes? They show a countdown timer. Oh, so if you tried
to buy it in SIX minutes, they wouldn't sell it to you?


3. How about battery-powered devices that use batteries that don't exist
in regular stores? You may have to pitch the device upon battery death.

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Post by anygunanywhere » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:48 am

People who leave their vehicle parked in the fueling lanes while they go into the store to do whatever business they want. Usually in the diesel lane. I stopped in a Stripes in Kerrville the other day and every lane had an empty vehicle with no one fueling.
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Post by Liberty » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:01 am

anygunanywhere wrote:People who leave their vehicle parked in the fueling lanes while they go into the store to do whatever business they want. Usually in the diesel lane. I stopped in a Stripes in Kerrville the other day and every lane had an empty vehicle with no one fueling.
Some of these people are probably prepaying to get the pumps turned on.
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Post by Scott B. » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:14 am

People who don't pull forward to the open pump to fuel.
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Post by anygunanywhere » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:07 pm

Liberty wrote:
anygunanywhere wrote:People who leave their vehicle parked in the fueling lanes while they go into the store to do whatever business they want. Usually in the diesel lane. I stopped in a Stripes in Kerrville the other day and every lane had an empty vehicle with no one fueling.
Some of these people are probably prepaying to get the pumps turned on.
True. That doesn't excuse the rest of them. The prepayers are a small minority.

When you are finished pumping, move your vehicle.
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Post by G26ster » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:22 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote: How about those ads for some kind of medicine to cure a problem?
They then go on to list so MANY side effects, you would probably be just as
well off to stick with your original single ailment!
One medicine lists "compulsive gambling" as one of your possible freebies!
I'm so sick of those drug commercials! They are constant on every channel. Sure I'll risk death to have clear skin. Why not? :eek6


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Post by RSX11 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:27 pm

I'm so sick of those drug commercials! They are constant on every channel. Sure I'll risk death to have clear skin. Why not? :eek6
If you're sick of them, imagine how our doctors feel about them when patients come in and demand the new drug they just saw on TV> I used to to wind up my GP by asking her if whatever advertised drug of the week would be good for me. Every time, she'd cloud up and start to take off on me, then notice I'm smiling and she'd been had again.

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Post by CleverNickname » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:46 pm

People posting with red or blue text when plain black text is much easier to read.


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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:49 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:1. How about those ads for some kind of medicine to cure a problem?
They then go on to list so MANY side effects, you would probably be just as
well off to stick with your original single ailment!
One medicine lists "compulsive gambling" as one of your possible freebies!


2. How about TV ads that say you can only get the item at the stated price
for the next 5 minutes? They show a countdown timer. Oh, so if you tried
to buy it in SIX minutes, they wouldn't sell it to you?


3. How about battery-powered devices that use batteries that don't exist
in regular stores? You may have to pitch the device upon battery death.

SIA
My favorite is the disclaimer "you should not take X if you are allergic to X"

Really? I shouldn't take a medicine that I know I am allergic to? Wow, you learn something new every day.

I just wonder who the morons are that actually need this warning.
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Post by G26ster » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:34 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
I just wonder who the morons are that actually need this warning.


The same people that need the package warning that their food will be "hot" after cooking in the microwave.

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Post by Pariah3j » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:03 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
surprise_i'm_armed wrote:1. How about those ads for some kind of medicine to cure a problem?
They then go on to list so MANY side effects, you would probably be just as
well off to stick with your original single ailment!
One medicine lists "compulsive gambling" as one of your possible freebies!


2. How about TV ads that say you can only get the item at the stated price
for the next 5 minutes? They show a countdown timer. Oh, so if you tried
to buy it in SIX minutes, they wouldn't sell it to you?


3. How about battery-powered devices that use batteries that don't exist
in regular stores? You may have to pitch the device upon battery death.

SIA
My favorite is the disclaimer "you should not take X if you are allergic to X"

Really? I shouldn't take a medicine that I know I am allergic to? Wow, you learn something new every day.

I just wonder who the morons are that actually need this warning.
Best part of that is, don't take X if you are allergic to X or any one of its ingredients - but how are you to know if your are allergic to its ingredients, the ingredients are a trade secret if its a new drug to market.
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Post by Jusme » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
surprise_i'm_armed wrote:1. How about those ads for some kind of medicine to cure a problem?
They then go on to list so MANY side effects, you would probably be just as
well off to stick with your original single ailment!
One medicine lists "compulsive gambling" as one of your possible freebies!


2. How about TV ads that say you can only get the item at the stated price
for the next 5 minutes? They show a countdown timer. Oh, so if you tried
to buy it in SIX minutes, they wouldn't sell it to you?


3. How about battery-powered devices that use batteries that don't exist
in regular stores? You may have to pitch the device upon battery death.

SIA
My favorite is the disclaimer "you should not take X if you are allergic to X"

Really? I shouldn't take a medicine that I know I am allergic to? Wow, you learn something new every day.

I just wonder who the morons are that actually need this warning.

The same ones who join a class action lawsuit after said medication supposedly harms them. Most meds aren't on the market more than 6 months before some ambulance chasing law firm files suit.
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