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Can I borrow her? :D
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My longstanding Pet Peeve is a "News Hour" that has durn near 50 minutes of advertisements!!
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flamingfingers wrote:My longstanding Pet Peeve is a "News Hour" that has durn near 50 minutes of advertisements!!


And 10 min of the same ol same ol.
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flamingfingers wrote:My longstanding Pet Peeve is a "News Hour" that has durn near 50 minutes of advertisements!!


And when the traffic report comes on, not that I give a damn about Lower Mainland traffic, you get about five seconds of rapid talking about the latest cluster *bleep* and then twenty seconds of the sponsor. :swear:
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Standing inline at Save-On to pay for $2.47 worth of product, the woman in front of me puts her products on the conveyor. After they are through she bags them and then pulls out a wad of scratch tickets to cash in.
And proceeds to scratch those that weren't already scratched. :swear:
After they are cashed in she hums and hahs about which new scratch tickets to buy. :swear:
Gets that out of the way and she slowly puts them into her purse. :swear:
Then she hums and hahs some more about which 649 tickets to buy. :swear:
Then she starts looking in her wallet for whatever card she wants to use to pay for all this. :swear:
Everything is paid for and she pulls out a pen and proceeds to sign them all. :swear:

Some were Scratch For Life tickets. Lady, if you win you won't live long enough to collect :swear: :cuss: :swear:

But one small bit of good came out of this test of my patience. I found the product I wanted and it wasn't made in China. :up:
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^^^^^^Don't you just hate it when that happens^^^^^^^^

The same happens at the gas station too.
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bb49 wrote:Then she hums and hahs some more about which 649 tickets to buy.


Thank you for posting this.
I would have forgotten to get 6/49 tickets for tonight if I didn't read your post bb49.
My peeve about the whole thing....I was stupid enough to start playing the same set of numbers years ago....Don't ever do that- it's a bad idea cuz if you forget to get your tickets- what if your numbers are drawn? :200:
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Thanks for the reminder. I drove downtown this morning along Lakeshore/Pandosy and only hit 1 red light and it was short.

Promised myself I would buy another ticket.
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^^^Don't worry about forgetting to grab an extra ticket before cut-off when out. Go online and purchase either Lotto Max or 6/49 depending on the day.
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Baking shows, either on television or youtube, when they don't bother scraping out the bowl and leave 1/4 of the batter in the bowl. Why bother if you''re going to waste perfectly good ingredients.
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That castanet doesn't have a consumer advocate to assist people who have been ripped off locally by local contractors.
Castanet, you are a local forum, and sometimes bad things happen to people by unscrupulous contractors. The costs associated with dealing with them are often more than the project and they know it. Bad contractors are the shopping cart pushers who steal the cans out of the driveways, no one can do much about it and often the only way for the consumer to "win'" is to give a bad review on Google or Yelp. :cuss:

Come on Castanet, up your game here.
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Queen K wrote:That castanet doesn't have a consumer advocate to assist people who have been ripped off locally by local contractors.
Castanet, you are a local forum, and sometimes bad things happen to people by unscrupulous contractors. The costs associated with dealing with them are often more than the project and they know it. Bad contractors are the shopping cart pushers who steal the cans out of the driveways, no one can do much about it and often the only way for the consumer to "win'" is to give a bad review on Google or Yelp. :cuss:

Come on Castanet, up your game here.


https://www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/

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That's my whole :cuss: point Gordon, that there is no LOCAL advocate. What does Sean Olson care about what happens to people in the Okanagan Valley? Where there are hundreds of cases that can't even get aired in the Lower Mainland alone?
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Queen K wrote:That's my whole :cuss: point Gordon, that there is no LOCAL advocate. What does Sean Olson care about what happens to people in the Okanagan Valley? Where there are hundreds of cases that can't even get aired in the Lower Mainland alone?


Has anyone even tried to contact him or is this just assumption.
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