Chit Chat

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Vespidae, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    we did it k-5 and it was wonderful. The grade that read the most books that day got a pizza party.
     
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  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    It makes me laugh when my battery runs down, and I read, "Battery low. Charge your phone." My phone is you, phone.
     
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  3. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    You know what, I forgot about it until now but yes we did!! Love that.

    I liked those book orders as well, where you would order stuff from a catalogue and it arrived later. We didn't have loads of money growing up but my mom always found room for books for me in the budget and I remember one time she ordered so many that the teacher just picked the other kids' books out and gave me the box. Mom would read everything that came home too. She still does, I have probably 200-300 books in my room at their house and she's read most of them since I left :lol:
     
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  4. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I love the $1 Scholastic books. C1 is always asking if we have any new books.
     
  5. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Yeah, the book fliers are way better than the scholastic book fair. Much better book deals!
     
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  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I figured it was a good time for TV show rewatch and R had the audacity to tell me that my favorite Star Trek of all time isn’t the best one. Keep your opinions to yourself, jerk.
     
  7. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    What is is opinion?
     
  8. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    He prefers the original recipe.
     
  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Incorrect.
     
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  10. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

  11. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    In the Beatrix Potter story I’ve somehow found myself starring in, this morning a squirrel and a baby bunny were sitting on my front steps monching strawberries beside some potted petunias.
     
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  12. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Just got an email asking me to confirm my registration for Elite Singles. Um... I definitely did not sign up for this? And my email is not one that would be easy to typo to enter given that it's my name which is very uncommon. Wtf
     
  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I found out the UPS hub in Oakland is completely overloaded and packages are sitting for so long that they’re telling inquiring customers that they’re lost. They have a package for me from ON that is supposed to go to USPS. It’s only worth $22. I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it to sit on the phone with UPS for Jeff Goldblum knows how long just to try to get them to either deliver it or say it’s lost. If they say it’s lost, then I have to sit on the phone with ON for a refund. Like, it’s only $22 but at the same time, that’s money I shouldn’t be out if I don’t get the merchandise. I know calling is going to frustrate me so I’ll probably just end up eating the cost. I’m now refusing to shop online unless I can do a curb side pickup. I’m not taking chances with UPS for the foreseeable future.
     
  14. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    What do you need from ON. Right now anyway? Only home loves us.
     
  15. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Are you able to just email or chat with old navy? I havent dealt with this sort of issue with them specifically, but in general when packages dont get any update for a long time, the seller reaches out to the delivery company to sort it out. Or they may just have a standard policy of X days with no tracking update just means it's lost and they give you a refund.
     
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  16. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    The chat is down so the only way to contact them is by phone. I checked for an email address but there isn't one.

    @HBC I don't need anything but they've been having really good sales so I bought some stuff.
     
  17. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    USPS has my package and it’s coming tomorrow! I’m glad I didn’t waste time calling. Maybe UPS hired more people and they’re starting to catch up.
     
  18. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Almost put this in the creepy thread, but. Maybe doesn't QUITE belong there.

    We get the daily USPS Informed Delivery emails where it shows you what mail is supposed to be delivered that day. Today I have a picture of a piece of mail that is for our neighbors directly across the road from us - they're a really nice couple from the limited times we've interacted.

    It's a Parishioner Statement from the Church of Scientology. The name it's addressed to, I don't think is hers (for some reason I'm blanking on her name but I am pretty sure this isn't it). Fingers crossed it's wrong, but they've been in this house for over a decade now, and I have noticed a new car there fairly often so maybe it's a roommate or family member.

    UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
     
  19. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    FUCK. Update. It is definitely the woman who lives there, apparently she and her husband (who is the one I've actually spoken with more) don't have the same last name so that threw me off. Facebook sleuthing paid off.

    DAMMIT we live across the road from a Scientologist.
     
  20. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Picture the map of registered sex offenders in your area. It's a surprising number, right? In your town, there are even more Scientologists.
     
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  21. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I can’t sleep.
     
  22. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I know I know but it’s so WEIRD knowing one is right across the road! So many of them live in the communal housing I didn’t think a whole lot about those who don’t. I also assumed our neighborhood wasn’t affluent enough for that.
     
  23. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    giiiiirl they prey on everyone, no matter the socioeconomic status
     
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  24. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    ^Yes, and the poorer your are, the worse it is, because they financially wipe you out faster.
     
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  25. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    and keep you indebted forever