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bb49 wrote: Nov 10th, 2022, 3:02 pm
What should I do if I have the winning ticket and he didnt buy a tcket? Split it with him? Buy him a beer? I can't keep quiet as they announce the winner.

And what if we each buy a ticket? Same thing? Split it?

Just wondering about 50/50 edicate between friends.
It would all depend on what you agreed on going in. If you agreed to split then split.

If you didn't make prior arrangements then it's all yours (or theirs)
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bb49 wrote: Nov 10th, 2022, 3:02 pm Here's a question for all of you that take in sports events that sell 50/50 tickets.

I took in a helluva hockey game last night.
First off, we were surrounded by Japanese students. It could have been their first-ever hockey game, plenty of ohhs, ahhs, and cheers whenever the guys were body-checking, plus they went crazy when a fight started. I guess it beats the hell out of sumo wrestling. :biggrin:

Anyways, I was with a buddy and got to thinking about the 50/50 prize. It ended up being close to 8 grand. :200:

What should I do if I have the winning ticket and he didn't buy a ticket? Split it with him? Buy him a beer? I can't keep quiet as they announce the winner.

And what if we each buy a ticket? Same thing? Split it?

Just wondering about 50/50 etiquette between friends.
Unless he gave you money for the ticket, you don't have to split it.

It would be good manners to celebrate by buying him a beer (if he likes beer).
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If you have the money this could be yours, if it interests you.
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A bit chilly today. -61C/-78F with windchill.
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Didn't want to start a separate topic, no idea where it would go, so here's today's story.

A young family we know ordered a new gas range and fridge, costly for them, more than a few bucks but they were excited about it.
Delivery was scheduled for no later than early Saturday afternoon.
Hubby is working so the wife has the stove disconnected, the fridge emptied and moved off the elevated floor, and she waits.

And waits. :swear:

And waits. :cuss: :cuss:

She calls the store she bought it from, delivery was included, and is given the number of the delivery company. She phones and phones and phones. No one answers. By supper time she has given up. :cuss:

This morning, Sunday she calls the appliance store. Deliver company does not deliver Sunday or Monday, Tuesday is the earliest she'll get it but they can't tell her what time. :200:

So now she has no range, she struggles getting the fridge into position to plug in, which btw does not work very well. :-X
Until delivery, meals will be microwave or restaurants $$$$.

She also has to rearrange for a gas fitter to be on standby Tuesday, if she can find one today, not likely. BTW, she and her husband both need to be at work Tuesday. Delivery was planned for Saturday as she would be home.
Oh, and she has two little kids.

Customer service? No sign of it from the large, well known appliance store.

Anyone interested in the name of this Kamloops store, pm me.
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Many stores such as this use private contractors for deliveries.
Not many have a fleet of trucks and able bodies at beckon call.

Onus is on whatever fly by night delivery service they put reliance on.

Still shadows the store yet, not entirely their fault. Just my toonie.
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dirtybiker wrote: Nov 28th, 2022, 11:02 am Many stores such as this use private contractors for deliveries.
Not many have a fleet of trucks and able bodies at beckon call.

Onus is on whatever fly by night delivery service they put reliance on.

Still shadows the store yet, not entirely their fault. Just my toonie.
I know, and the company is trying to blame the trucking company, who btw are holding $3000+ in appliances hostage.
Maybe tomorrow they'll receive their purchase. And of course the thrill of buying these? It's gone.
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Had a very brief talk with one of them. It was brief because she is livid.

Waiting since Saturday.
Still no appliances. :swear: :cuss: :swear:

Oh, and she has to drive 15+ km on slick roads to get to a restaurant.
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By this point I’d cancel the order, phone up MasterCard, tell them to reverse charges.
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bb49 wrote: Nov 29th, 2022, 4:40 pm Had a very brief talk with one of them. It was brief because she is livid.

Waiting since Saturday.
Still no appliances. :swear: :cuss: :swear:

Oh, and she has to drive 15+ km on slick roads to get to a restaurant.
What? No Skip the Dishes or Door Dash?
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Old Sailor wrote: Nov 29th, 2022, 6:37 pm
bb49 wrote: Nov 29th, 2022, 4:40 pm Had a very brief talk with one of them. It was brief because she is livid.

Waiting since Saturday.
Still no appliances. :swear: :cuss: :swear:

Oh, and she has to drive 15+ km on slick roads to get to a restaurant.
What? No Skip the Dishes or Door Dash?
Nobody delivers out where they are, and apparently that includes appliance companies.
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I say yes the strata should be able to since the smoke isn’t contained to smokers patio.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Poll/3991 ... own-patios
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GordonH wrote: Nov 30th, 2022, 8:33 pm I say yes the strata should be able to since the smoke isn’t contained to smokers patio.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Poll/3991 ... own-patios
Our complex is non-smoking of any and all substances. :up:
Though I have felt a little guilty at times when the BBQ is puffing away. :biggrin:
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Old Sailor wrote: Nov 29th, 2022, 6:37 pm
bb49 wrote: Nov 29th, 2022, 4:40 pm Had a very brief talk with one of them. It was brief because she is livid.

Waiting since Saturday.
Still no appliances. :swear: :cuss: :swear:

Oh, and she has to drive 15+ km on slick roads to get to a restaurant.
What? No Skip the Dishes or Door Dash?
And no fat ladies singing either. :cuss:
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GordonH wrote: Nov 30th, 2022, 8:33 pm I say yes the strata should be able to since the smoke isn’t contained to smokers patio.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Poll/3991 ... own-patios
I agree. I'm asthmatic and smoke of any kind is problematic. If he has a designated smoking area, he should just go use that and stop with the kvetching.
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