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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #225 on: August 14, 2017, 02:22:42 pm »
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Wow, I mean, in any area where there's people there's the off chance some drunk will think it's their place and wander in.  Or maybe that's just Wisconsin.


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Apparently, he was the ex-husband of the super-weird, super-religious old cat lady next door.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #226 on: August 14, 2017, 04:57:44 pm »
You mean you didn't leave your door unlocked during the crack cocaine epidemic?

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #227 on: August 14, 2017, 05:39:36 pm »
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #228 on: August 14, 2017, 05:59:52 pm »
You mean you didn't leave your door unlocked during the crack cocaine epidemic?

Can't lock your doors when you already sold them for crack.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #229 on: August 14, 2017, 06:06:34 pm »
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #230 on: August 14, 2017, 06:09:58 pm »
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.

Write back posing as another family member's solicitor.

Tell them you have run off to join the YPG.

As a member of a desginated terrorist organisation, trying to collect funds from you would put them in contravention of the Terrorism Act (2006) as pertains to terrorist financing and they are advised to confer with the National Crime Agency on how best to seek repayment.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #231 on: August 14, 2017, 06:52:33 pm »
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.

Write back posing as another family member's solicitor.

Tell them you have run off to join the YPG.

As a member of a desginated terrorist organisation, trying to collect funds from you would put them in contravention of the Terrorism Act (2006) as pertains to terrorist financing and they are advised to confer with the National Crime Agency on how best to seek repayment.


....That's genius.

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« Reply #232 on: August 14, 2017, 10:08:34 pm »
I based it on actual problems lawyers representing suspected terrorists have. 

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« Reply #233 on: August 14, 2017, 10:27:21 pm »
I based it on actual problems lawyers representing suspected terrorists have.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #234 on: August 14, 2017, 11:41:57 pm »
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Funny bit is, you're far more likely to suffer from property crime in a rural area.
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #235 on: August 15, 2017, 12:32:03 am »
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Funny bit is, you're far more likely to suffer from property crime in a rural area.

True, that. But We also have a couple other things to give us our false sense of security that traditionally come with rural living: Dog running loose in the yard, "extra" vehicles sitting in front of the house (in various stages of disrepair), etc...

The red car and blue truck are particularly unconvincing due to all the grass grown up around them.

That black station wagon, tho.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #236 on: August 15, 2017, 02:23:51 am »
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #237 on: August 15, 2017, 02:51:59 am »
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

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« Reply #238 on: August 15, 2017, 04:16:56 am »
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

But then will be unable to melt & work silver.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #239 on: August 15, 2017, 05:39:11 am »
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

But then will be unable to melt & work silver.

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Oh darn. So much for a lucrative career in silversmithing.  :lulz: