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by surprise_i'm_armed
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Annoying Trends.
Replies: 85
Views: 4239

Re: Annoying Trends.

How about the morons who aren't using a gas station's air pumps,
but then park in front of the air pumps anyway, blocking anyone
with serious PSI issues?

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FYI: In case anyone out there is not aware, QT (Quik Trip) gas stations
always offer FREE air. Why pay somebody else when you can get all the air
you need for free?

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Annoying Trends.
Replies: 85
Views: 4239

Re: Annoying Trends.

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
by surprise_i'm_armed
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Annoying Trends.
Replies: 85
Views: 4239

Re: Annoying Trends.

Car dealers can be such snakes. It's not surprising that accuracy and ethics go out
the window when you are trying to sell high dollar merchandise (vehicles).

1. "We'll pay off your current vehicle no matter how much you owe."
They sure will. They will be glad to cut a check to the original lender on your vehicle,
with YOUR MONEY, which they have just rolled over into the note on the new vehicle.
Now you are even MORE underwater on your vehicle situation than you were previously.


2. "Get a new XXXXXXXX for only $169 a month!"
Always remember that the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away.
These low price per month lease deals have very restrictive mileage limits, usually only
10,000 or 12,000 miles a year. I saw one that only allowed 7500 miles a year.
If you work from home, or never go anywhere, a lease could work for you.

And if you turn it in with a few scratches on it, look for another big charge.
For each mile over the allowed mileage, you may need to pay 25 cents.


3. "All vehicles are on sale"
Well, I would think this would be the situation.
When have you ever seen a car dealer say "sorry, but 500 of our vehicles are not
for sale this month" ?? :-)

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Annoying Trends.
Replies: 85
Views: 4239

Re: Annoying Trends.

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

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