Now I Have To Deal With The Stupidity From FedEx. I Can’t Win With These Idiot Delivery Drivers.

today’s fedex delivery. right in front of the fucking sign. either he’s a smartass or a dumbass…you tell me…

it looks like i’m going to have to make a category for this topic as you can tell in my further posts 🙂

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Time To End My Relationship With Amazon.com?

i felt left with no other choice but to write to jeff bezos himself. below is my email to him. i hope he sees it and still gives a damn.

(sorry, i spelled “ambivalent” wrong in the email 🙁

[UPDATE 8/30/2018] issues still exist. now amazon’s “executive customer service” has obviously grown numb to my recent (yet new) complaints. in the decades with them, i have rarely contacted them with an issue. when it rains, it proverbially pours i guess. am pricing all sites (walmart, petco, etc.) for products i regularly buy, as it seems i’ll be closing my amazon account shortly. this makes me sad. they used to be full of win and awesome and now that they rule the retail market, they stopped giving a shit it seems. they’ve lost control of the beast.

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Amazon Delivery Drivers Are Idiots

look at where he/she delivered my package in comparison to the other pic. i do NOT like their “uber” style delivery service. unprofessional idiots, thus far.

[update: 8/29/2018] they continue to give me problems. leaving packages in wrong area and now they’re LOSING my orders for delivery! i’ve contacted them, but they just don’t seem to give a crap now that i’ve complained numerous times about different issues.

[update: 8/30/2018] last package was a day late. new orders are saying 5 days to ship (from amazon, not 3rd party seller). ordering today misses the holiday, so wtf? they continue to breach our prime membership contract on 2-day delivery.

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NC Gun Law Needs To Change!

i’ve been a gun owner for over 20 years and this nc law is beyond logical:

“If there is no sign that they are armed, you may not shoot them. Remember, we have no death penalty for larceny or grand theft, regardless of the value of the item. In any situation where an intruder is armed with anything that could kill you, even a screwdriver in his hand, you can shoot to protect your life.”

so…i am woken up in the middle of the night by an intruder, i’m groggy, it’s pitch black inside the house, i’m assuming the intruder didn’t break in to play scrabble with us, i’m not turning on lights to keep the disadvantage equal, the intruder might have a gun/knife…but how do i know? by that time, i’m shot dead.

i think if someone breaks into your home, the burden/responsibility is THEIRS, not yours.

btw…i’m 100% in agreement of extremely strict gun reform laws, harsh background checks, etc., but i’m not for disallowing protecting my home/family.

i would never, ever want to kill another human being, but will if my life depended on it. i’d also make his estate or family pay for my therapy afterwards.

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For The NC Real Estate Commission Re: Complaint Against Jill Kuhn and Spencer Properties (With Review)

jill kuhn at spencer properties in raleigh, nc demand that you give them your phone number before they will give you any info on property/land for sale that they are the agent for. they are like used car salesmen…slimy, pathetic, useless while still needed should you require info. i told them my number is private and i only wanted to email, so she continued (for a week) to look up the property information i was requesting, but a week later she refused to give me the info until i gave her my phone number. why not tell me in the beginning that my “email only” request was unacceptable? very unethical. i’ve since reported them and will continue to google every source imaginable to file every complaint possible against them. this was beyond unacceptable…especially since i told her in my FIRST email that my number is private and that my “email is always available to her”.

the listing said there was an “optional/additional 24 acres” available separately. my inquiry was “what is the asking price” and “where is the 24 acres located”. you’d think that would be simple, but no.

i emailed the general email found on their website to complain and they, lacking professionalism, never bothered replying.

i’ve searched for four months now for my dream home. found it and they made me lose it. devastated doesn’t begin to describe my family’s feelings.

i highly recommend that you do NOT do business with these effing idiots.

This should be read from the bottom going to the top. The top is the last message, descending.

On 6/14/2018 6:58 PM, allen wrote:
wtf is wrong with you? i’m filing official complaints against you to the powers that be. good luck keeping your job.

On 6/14/2018 1:46 PM, allen wrote:
email, please.

On 6/14/2018 1:38 PM, Jill Kuhn wrote:
> Great – we’d love to speak. Please call at the numbers listed below! Happy to help.
>
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 1:37 PM, allen wrote:
>
> yes, i’ve been patiently waiting….
>
> On 6/14/2018 1:26 PM, Jill Kuhn wrote:
>> We’ve received the information for the property associated with the main listing – are you still interested in speaking about the specifics?
>>

>>
>> On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 10:51 AM, Jill Kuhn wrote:
>>
>> Yes – they are sending us the maps of what is included in the additional 24 acres. I’d love to have a chance to speak with you at some point so that we can better understand your motivation and timing. This property has received a significant amount of attention so I would like to know what your thought are. My number is below – call anytime.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 8:34 PM, allen wrote:
>>
>> any luck on that info yet?
>>
>> On 6/6/2018 7:50 PM, allen wrote:
>>>
>>> also….a satellite pic of the 24 acres (usually depicted with a colored line which shapes the area), would be needed.
>>>
>>> On 6/6/2018 4:56 PM, Jill Kuhn wrote:
>>>> Great. Let me pull together some numbers re: land … is there a good time to talk?
>>>>
>>>> Warm regards,
>>>>
>>>> On Jun 6, 2018, at 4:00 PM, allen wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> i’m interested in both house and land.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6/6/2018 3:58 PM, Jill Kuhn wrote:
>>>>>> Gotcha – there are two separate listings in MLS. Are you only interested in the land?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jun 6, 2018, at 3:27 PM, allen wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> in the 1st paragraph on zillow’s same listing, it states an additional 24 acres for sale (optional). https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1400-Alpine-Creek-Dr-Raleigh-NC-27614/80205877_zpid/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> allen
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 6/6/2018 3:23 PM, Jill Kuhn wrote:
>>>>>>>> Home is on 15 acres – sold as deeded. Are you seeing additional acres over the 15 on the lot?
>>>>>>>>

>>>>>>>> On Jun 6, 2018, at 3:02 PM, allen wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> hi. my phone is private. i noticed in the zillow listing that the seller mentions 24 additional acres for sale with the house and would like to know the cost of that acreage.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> thanks,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> allen
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On 6/6/2018 2:31 PM, Jill Kuhn wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Noticed your were interested in the $9M home in Raleigh. I tried calling you at the number you provided – the 555-555-5555 number is not in service …
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Let us know if you’d like help with your search.

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Happy Black History Month!

why isn’t Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill yet? i assume it’s because of racist trump and his full swamp of racists and idiots.

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Do NOT Do Business With Schwan’s (Home Food Service Company)

review: Schwan’s Home Food Service (schwans.com) is a horrible company. shitty food with shitty delivery and god forbid if you are forced to speak to their even shittier customer service.

you have been warned.

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Wear Purple Today. Stop Bullying!

stop-bullying

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The Worst Part Of Censorship Is…

censorship

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Don’t Wash Your Chicken!

i was taught at a young age to always wash my chicken (no, not a euphemism 🙂  but now concrete data says to stop immediately.

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Really? There’s a Morning-After HIV Pill That Many People Don’t Know About

There’s a Morning-After HIV Pill That Many People Don’t Know About.

 

http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/07/theres_a_morning-after_hiv_pill_that_many_people_dont_know_about.html

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Woman, 96, thwarts thief and offers him Tootsie rolls instead

An elderly Wisconsin shop owner drove off a knife-wielding would-be thief this week when she refused to hand over cash and instead offered him Tootsie rolls.

 

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2013/07/18/20984731.html

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Thank You Arizona Firefighters!

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21 Things A Burglar Doesn’t Want You To Know…


  1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
  2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
  3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… And taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.
  4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.
  5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.
  6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.
  7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there, too.
  8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.
  9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)
  10. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
  11. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.
  12. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.
  13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at FakeTV FTV-10 Burglar Deterrent)
  14. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
  15. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.
  16. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.
  17. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
  18. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
  19. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address. Parents: caution your kids about this. You see this every day.
  20. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.
  21. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
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Happy Memorial Day!

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April Is STD Awareness Month! Just Get Tested Already…!

5% off all STD Tests

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New Kershaw Knife

Kershaw Knife

My new knife.  Old one got lost.

kershaw knife

Kershaw Knife

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Cool Glow!

Save 10% on All Products

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HIV & STD Testing Online

Deluxe STD Panel

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Colbert Quote

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Brian Fairbrother Mentioned On NPR

A huge thanks goes out to Jeff Coleman for helping me with this MP3 file and hosting it on his server for everyone to hear.

At around 50 minutes-30 seconds, Brian gets a nice mention among national and local news.  Very groovy of them to do that for him and the world.

http://www.4groundmusic.org/YourTakeOnNews1.mp3

 

 

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Worst. Wipe. Ever.

We've tried various counter wipes and have settled on the Clorox ones.  They're perfect.  No lint residue, anti-bacterial, etc. (we have black counters and black washer/dryer).  Then I saw this at the store and thought I'd give it a try.  Huge mistake…it didn't clean the surface, but rather made it dirtier.  It smeared the dirt around more than wipe it up and left behind a TON of lint from the wipe.  Do *not* buy this product.

 

worst anti-bacterial wipe ever

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I Choo Choo Choose You!

I Choo Choo Choose YouEvery Valentine's Day or Anniversary, I love to use this as an expression of my love.  I usually have to find a graphic on the web or a youtube video, but now I can get a t-shirt with Ralphie's quest for love!  🙂  Comes in kid's, ladies', and men's sizes.

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Rare Bird Alert – Steve Martin, Paul McCartney & Banjos?


I watched Steve Martin on The Colbert Report the other day, as Steve promoted his second “bluegrass” album. They performed on Colbert’s show and the song was pretty good…but nothing that grabbed my attention enough to run to Amazon and buy the CD.

However, I just watched Steve Martin on David Letterman. Steve told Dave a story about emailing Paul McCartney asking him to sing a song on his new album and Paul agreed (as did the Dixie Chicks). That caught my attention a little more, but it wasn’t until Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (from NC) sang an A capella song “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs” that made me finally go and buy the album. It gets here in a few days and I’ll give my opinion on the rest after I get a chance to hear the whole thing.

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Nose Hair

I couldn’t stop staring at the checkout guy’s wildly protruding nose hair. I fantasized that it was evil and that each strand attacked me. Then I thought that was trite. I mean, of course it would attack you. So I took a different point of view and fantasized that a bunch of kids fell into the water and each strand was able reach out and save all the children’s lives. I wanted to see what happened next, but the words “Is plastic ok?” knocked me out of my daydream.

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