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What is it with these people? A motorcyclist who lived down the alley from me would spend fifteen minutes revving up every day at 6 a.m. I finally invested in a pair of wax earplugs, and they worked a treat! Not only did they block out his noise, but two weeks later he moved.
Where did you put the ear plugs to get them to move? :) lol
 

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It was more yesterday but am still thinking about it...
Some douche in the comments on a Cars song tried to trash Ben Orr. Saying all kinds of stupid shit. No sir! You do not trash Ben Orr!!

Then another douche in a music article about the Cars lead guitarist, Elliott Easton, tried to basically say Orr was just a pretty boy crooner and could've been that in ANY band!!!! If this idiot had done his research he would've known Orr could play just about any instrument, sang AND played in bands for years before the Cars and his voice was upstanding. He sounded new wave before new wave was even a thing. Frickin idiot! 🤬
I scanned through some of the complaints people had before me. Moving - yes a pain! Loud neighbors - definitely annoying! Long divorce - sounds horrible! I think I'm overly sensitive about robo call systems and bad website designs, but I hope most would agree that they are time killers and annoying too.

I read about your disdain for a music artist review and thought, this person is passionate about her music. Good to know some people care about the arts, and perhaps history too. :)
 

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I'm finally angry about something.

Last year (mid August), I decided to get my three armchairs covered, after they'd gotten pretty ratty after many years of use. I used to have a kitty named Mouse, who would also use the chairs as pee spots whenever she got upset (separation anxiety). I ordered some lovely dark grey covers in the beginning of September, from a company that specialises in fabric replacement for furniture from a few known companies. The first niggles were the constant delays and estimates of when they'd be ready. The dates kept changing and the promises kept coming. They finally arrived just after Christmas, and they were a complete balls up! I couldn't use them at all, without the risk of them tearing, because they were too small.

I let them know straight away, sending them pics of what I'd received, and requested a refund. I was refused and they convinced me to let them try again, at their expense. Of course, how could they muck it up a second time? I spent weeks toing and froing with them, making sure they had the correct measurements and more photos to see what went wrong. They also admitted that it was an issue with their measurements.

So, the new replacements of the dud ones arrived today. They mucked it up a second time, and I don't know how, but they're even smaller than the first lot. I now have six armchair covers of varying sizes that fit no chairs, and once again the company is trying to convince me to let them have another go. I don't get angry often, but I'm not a happy camper this afternoon!
 

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That sounds super frustrating, Littlefairywren! Have they offered any explanation of how it is that after everything you did, they did it worse the second time? Like just trying again doesn't sound very promising unless they identify something different that they would do, to improve the chance of it working out.
 

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That sounds super frustrating, Littlefairywren! Have they offered any explanation of how it is that after everything you did, they did it worse the second time? Like just trying again doesn't sound very promising unless they identify something different that they would do, to improve the chance of it working out.
Hey, Tad.

Yes, it's been super frustrating! Unfortunately, there's been no explanation for them ending up even smaller this time. I didn't spot it yesterday (because I was so cross), but the tops were not fitted like the originals, and like they were supposed to be in the first place.
Anyway, I stuck to my guns about getting a refund, because knowing my luck with this debacle, I'd end up with nine oddly shaped covers if I said yes to trying again. They finally said yes, after us batting emails back and forth.

Considering how much fabric I now have (and because I have a sewing machine), I've decided to modify them myself, so I'll finally have "new" covers. With LOTS of matching throw pillows he he.
 

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EVERTHING, (ok -almost- everything)

- I did not sleep well and did not sleep enough.
- Wi-fi was not working properly. In home office. in conference calls, while saving data, the signal got lost every 15, 20 or 30 min.
- i learned once more that I can only rely on myself. Good thing about it: it is making me even stronger.

in other words.... 💥

One annoying thing that actually really made me laugh out loud:
A tile I once got as a gift - I found it broken today. Provisionally repaired (poor attempt BTW) with a sticky tape.
- oh what a poor attempt trying to cover it...🙄
It is a magic tile - Whoever I'll ask here who broke it - the tile is giving the answer already ...

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(it says - it wasn't me)
 

littlefairywren

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EVERTHING, (ok -almost- everything)

- I did not sleep well and did not sleep enough.
- Wi-fi was not working properly. In home office. in conference calls, while saving data, the signal got lost every 15, 20 or 30 min.
- i learned once more that I can only rely on myself. Good thing about it: it is making me even stronger.

in other words.... 💥

One annoying thing that actually really made me laugh out loud:
A tile I once got as a gift - I found it broken today. Provisionally repaired (poor attempt BTW) with a sticky tape.
- oh what a poor attempt trying to cover it...🙄
It is a magic tile - Whoever I'll ask here who broke it - the tile is giving the answer already ...

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(it says - it wasn't me)
I hope that you're getting some sleep, @DazzlingAnna.
I'm sorry about all of the drama with your wi-fi, which would get me super frustrated too.

I know that you know, why I couldn't help but laugh though. I'm still chuckling away! I should have had one of those, and would have tiled it at his eye level.
 

littlefairywren

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The permanently inebriated lunatic next door but one...
Dude sounds like he's on a constant bender. :mad:
This may make you chuckle, Shotha, and take away thoughts of your lunatic. I had a dream about you last night, where you were sitting in an office, no shirt, and you were teaching people how to use a Coca Cola yo-yo lol. You had everyone mesmerised. So random! :D
 

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Dude sounds like he's on a constant bender. :mad:
This may make you chuckle, Shotha, and take away thoughts of your lunatic. I had a dream about you last night, where you were sitting in an office, no shirt, and you were teaching people how to use a Coca Cola yo-yo lol. You had everyone mesmerised. So random! :D
Is there really such a thing as a Coca Cola yo-yo? I'll have to try doing that on the Square. I bet I'll have an attraction that the other buskers don't.
 

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Is there really such a thing as a Coca Cola yo-yo? I'll have to try doing that on the Square. I bet I'll have an attraction that the other buskers don't.
Yup. I had one when I was a kid, but haven't thought about it for ages, so your random appearance last night brought back a lot of memories. I'm sure you'd give the other buskers a run for their money.
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