So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

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  1. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    We have similar on commuter cars during 7am and pm rush hours here in Chicago. It's a blessing in the morning to get an extra hour of sleep.
     
  2. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    We must import that to Germany!! :)

    I'll do my very best!!
     
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  3. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    My Swedish heritage didn't include that. I remember ham with pineapple slices, but it probably came from mom's red checked cookbook.
    Upon arrival in Denver in '79 I resided in a "flop house" at 12th and California, $35/week if you used the hall bathrooms, $40 for an apt with a bath. We splurged!
    Manpower temporary labor service was a block away. A bar, The Overtime Inn, was in the same building, and owned by the same people, and they cashed our checks!
    For a Midwest innocent boy out of Chicago, via the suburbs, it was an educational experience. The scales were falling away.
    Transients, all of us, in our way.
    A lot of Souix Nation, in Denver for work. They knifed each other quite a bit. Others were more spiritual, and into ghost dance peyote rituals, which fascinated me immensely at that time of life (Castaneda, Don Juan in my literary background, and 8 grams of mescaline in my van when I hit Denver besides -- innocent is a subjective concept).
    Minimum wage was $2.73/hr. A scrawny transient couple from Texas befriended my Hoosier girlfriend and I. They invited us over (up one floor) for hammocks and navy beans. I became a believer!


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  4. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    I just lost a long one about some vintage shoes, responding to you!
    I need a drink!

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  5. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    I drive a 3\4 ton van.
    I do not countanace idiots.
    If they don't know how to drive, I claim their space.

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  6. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    I figure we would all be better off if they hadn't bred in the first place, and maybe nature will correct the error.

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  7. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Do you find that when that happens, the number of profanities that you know, or can lay your tongue to, is really quite surprising?
     
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  8. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    I already sent an e-mail to Deutsche Bahn AG!! :)

    Let's see, what happens...
     
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  9. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    I mean, they got quiet-sections in the ICE, but what got this to do with normal peoples-working class travelling?

    We need it in all Second class trains! :)
     
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  10. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Why is it that every time I see the Dr. or have business with the medical profession, long waits and bad service is always excused because they're dealing with a "new system." Its getting to be a tiresome excuse.
     
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  11. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Popular excuse in old Germany, too! :D
     
  12. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    System upgrades are the root of all evil.
     
  13. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    Some medical practices got the memo. And some didn’t.

    I fully appreciate how some patients’ predicaments trump mine, such as the morning a few years back when my fairly minor surgical procedure got delayed by a couple hours due to the unexpected difficulties the surgeon encountered with the guy ahead of me. I just wish they had bothered to let me know why I was left lying on that not exactly comfortable “bed” for considerably longer than anticipated. I mean, damn, people, I’m here to get knocked out and cut open, which ain’t something you do just for the hell of it. And there I lay, all undressed and nowhere to go, with no explanation.

    Contrast that with a couple of practices who make a point of keeping the patients informed. Some have signs instructing patients waiting more than 15 minutes past the appointment times to check back with the reception desk.

    I could sing the praises of the ob/gyn who performed a surgery on my wife back in June, and of everyone we encountered at his practice and the hospital. They kept us informed every step of the way. On one earlier visit we were kept waiting because another patient’s baby wasn’t hurrying his or her way into this world of woe. That’ll happen. So you fiddle with your phone or read People or Highlights for Children in the waiting room.
     
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  14. ChrisB

    ChrisB A-List Customer

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    We should have a classless society, commuters of the world, unite!
     
  15. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    A few years back an iPhone upgrade crashed my phone. Literally hours of going back and forth with Apple customer service (hah!) resulted in them replacing the phone. Had I not been so forceful and persistent, I just would have been SOL.
     
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  16. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Some chance of that. Many years ago I discovered a worrying lump in the crown jewels. My doctor got me an appointment with a specialist. The specialist was one of the most snobbish persons that I have ever come across. Instead of putting on surgical gloves to examine my testicles, he used a small wooden spatula. It annoyed me so much that I held my scrotum and told him that we are all made the same. He completely ignored me, telling me that it was nothing to worry about. In an accent that I can't even begin to describe he informed me that I had: "A waricose wein." It's still there year's later, my waricose wein. My missus will say, if she catches me having a clandestine scratch, "Wayne playing up?"
     
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  17. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    A little delicacy besides. When you visit Germany, you have to watch out for these waggons (with the small doors!) in our Intercitys:

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    These are the famous old UIC-X-waggons. A wonderful touch of the past. These refitted express-coaches are up to 67 years old! In the late 80s, they were freed from asbestos and got their first refit. Today, the remaining ones are refitted as good as possible.

    But you have to be sporty and trim to go in. ;)
     
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  18. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Rock Island quiet cars..."please adhere to the quiet car rules..."

    Several years ago a buddy of mine-a federal judge-and I were forced by circumstance to sit inside one of the
    quiet cars-second car from the back-and continued our discussion about some legal matters, though in a quiet tone.
    And the passenger behind us erupted in displeasure "this is the quiet car!"
    My friend looked at me, shrugged and asked that I not start a constitutional argument over free speech,
    so I broke out laughing. And continued to talk quietly until the conductor came by, the regular train conductor
    who knew us both, and all three of us started a kitch. The lady seated behind got up and moved in a fit.
    I mean a quiet discussion shouldn't be verboten.:p;)
     
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  19. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    I believe that's called a blue streak.

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  20. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    You are the Rodney Dangerfield of the Lounge, Lizzie.
    One line zingers par excellance.

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