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arcturus

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #285 on: January 08, 2022, 06:18:59 AM »
Google news tells me it is raining...but I see beautiful clear blue skies out the window. How can the great master-of-all-knowledge be so very wrong?

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« Reply #286 on: January 08, 2022, 07:51:07 AM »
I always make a point, on waking, and before going to bed, to open the front door, look at the sky, and sniff the air.

Night before last, I smelled snow.

Yep.

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« Reply #287 on: January 09, 2022, 07:43:59 AM »
The neighbor's yard has lots of dandelions.  That means my battle against dandelions in my yard will never end.

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« Reply #288 on: January 09, 2022, 08:51:14 AM »
The neighbor's yard has lots of dandelions.  That means my battle against dandelions in my yard will never end.
Best to give up now. If you can, it helps to think of it as a beautiful coat of yellow on your underlying green lawn.

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« Reply #289 on: January 13, 2022, 12:23:15 PM »
Amazon has told my new employer that they delivered a keyboard and mouse combo two days ago (left "on the porch/in the door"). I walked all around the house twice, investigating all five porches--three on our side, two on the "attached mother-in-law suite" side, also rented--and didn't find any package left at any of the porches. Additionally, there was no Amazon-branded delivery vehicle anywhere around my house, nor were there any porch pirates. The upshot: My new employer and I aren't sure what happened to the keyboard/mouse combo.

Today, I'm waiting for a monitor, crossing my fingers that it won't also disappear into the ether/matrix/void.

(Curiously, when we order from Amazon ourselves, we get what we order. Huh.)

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« Reply #290 on: January 13, 2022, 12:53:37 PM »
Lately, I've noticed several articles that show Amazon and other delivery boxes, empty, at the side of a road or in a ditch; the innards were selectively stolen, based on the trucking manifests, from what at least one group surmised.

Before the holidays, a huge gully or two was filled with full boxes, just dumped so the driver could go home.

So it isn't just porch-pirates, sorry to say.

Were the deliveries insured?

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« Reply #291 on: January 14, 2022, 02:49:06 PM »
I just returned from the grocery store. They no longer ask "Did you find everything you need?" at checkout. Perhaps because the answer would always be "No". This particular store has always had problems keeping everything in stock, but today was particularly bad.

I also noticed an example of inflation by re-doing the packaging on one of my frequently purchased items. The price is the same, but the contents are 90% less than before.

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« Reply #292 on: January 14, 2022, 06:00:53 PM »
I also noticed an example of inflation by re-doing the packaging on one of my frequently purchased items. The price is the same, but the contents are 90% less than before.
Oops! I meant "...90% of before."

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« Reply #293 on: January 15, 2022, 06:43:10 AM »
Amazon has told my new employer that they delivered a keyboard and mouse combo two days ago (left "on the porch/in the door"). I walked all around the house twice, investigating all five porches--three on our side, two on the "attached mother-in-law suite" side, also rented--and didn't find any package left at any of the porches. Additionally, there was no Amazon-branded delivery vehicle anywhere around my house, nor were there any porch pirates. The upshot: My new employer and I aren't sure what happened to the keyboard/mouse combo.

Today, I'm waiting for a monitor, crossing my fingers that it won't also disappear into the ether/matrix/void.

(Curiously, when we order from Amazon ourselves, we get what we order. Huh.)

Also, "new employer??"

What's that about, if you care to say?

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Re: First world problems! Share them here!
« Reply #294 on: January 17, 2022, 09:22:07 AM »
Found the perfect dress to wear to an interview. IT'S SOLD OUT! So maybe I can order it in a smaller size and lose 10 pounds in 10 days to fit into it?

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« Reply #295 on: January 17, 2022, 10:48:08 AM »
In person or on Zoom?

You could just open the back seam and insert a gusset if the latter...fabric orders are arriving very quickly these days, I find...(don't ask...)

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P.S. Actually, you could do the same and wear a jacket over it and just not remove the jacket if you can ease the gusset into a waistline and then into the hipline so the line still flowed correctly...or do side panel insets...

Or not...
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.