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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:28 am

is there no way, to explain this to the cops and go to your van and see what's there, GD?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:40 am

they won't even let the company to the van (or so they say) i am really in the dark as to whats happenning.
completely unconcerned.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Nipple » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:57 am

When my ladyfriend had everything in her car stolen, it took quite a lot to get the cash, cards, and license back.

I think ladyfriend was fully in her rights to get it, they just didn't want to part with "evidence". They never really told her no, just hemmed and hawed over it.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:00 am

still doing test, was the last i heard, of course now i dont work for the company anymore so they are in no rush to keep me in the loop. no money in it for them.
completely unconcerned.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:01 am

well, also making a fuss, and telling them you need your tools to work and the paperwork.........just sitting hoping they'll call, helps not at all, IMO.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:12 am

Moin Moin!
*dashes in, grabs coffee*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:13 am

graidawg wrote:still doing test, was the last i heard, of course now i dont work for the company anymore so they are in no rush to keep me in the loop. no money in it for them.


ygmir wrote:well, also making a fuss, and telling them you need your tools to work and the paperwork.........just sitting hoping they'll call, helps not at all, IMO.


Agreed. Wearing 'em down with polite persistence can work, because after a while they'll do anything not to hear from you again.

Good luck, Grai. I'm sorry this happened to you.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:10 pm

Savannah wrote:
graidawg wrote:still doing test, was the last i heard, of course now i dont work for the company anymore so they are in no rush to keep me in the loop. no money in it for them.


ygmir wrote:well, also making a fuss, and telling them you need your tools to work and the paperwork.........just sitting hoping they'll call, helps not at all, IMO.


Agreed. Wearing 'em down with polite persistence can work, because after a while they'll do anything not to hear from you again.

Good luck, Grai. I'm sorry this happened to you.

*hugs*


I still think standing out in front of your local police station with a mis-spelled sign would help. If you can borrow a baby for the day, even better!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:10 pm

Pretty sure the constables would be amused by that.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:22 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
Savannah wrote:
graidawg wrote:still doing test, was the last i heard, of course now i dont work for the company anymore so they are in no rush to keep me in the loop. no money in it for them.


ygmir wrote:well, also making a fuss, and telling them you need your tools to work and the paperwork.........just sitting hoping they'll call, helps not at all, IMO.


Agreed. Wearing 'em down with polite persistence can work, because after a while they'll do anything not to hear from you again.

Good luck, Grai. I'm sorry this happened to you.

*hugs*


I still think standing out in front of your local police station with a mis-spelled sign would help. If you can borrow a baby for the day, even better!

So, grai's trying to get on Morons with Signs?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:12 pm

"IT WOULD BE JOLLY NICE IF THE PLEASANT AND HELPFUL POLICMEN COULD INFORM ME OF THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF THE TOOLS THAT I BELEIVE TO BE IN THE BACK OF A VAN THEY ARE DOING FORENSIC WORK ON. AS THESE TOOLS ARE ESSENTIAL TO MY WORK IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME"


and i could chant something like "2,4,6,8 can I have my tools back mate"
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:05 pm

ygmir wrote:There's much to be said, in the ethereal realm, about positive thinking and thought, and how it can materialize and manifest......


Yeah, you're not hearing this from a couple of sparkle ponies either. It does work.

Visualize your tools in your hand. (Not that one!)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:10 pm

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:26 am

hi guys *thumps ECM* i got an email today, after sending 2 yesterday, that it is "possible" they will get the van back today and "may" call me to arrange getting my tools back. So yea thinking "virtual" death threats appears to work. I shall cancel the order for a remington700 now. is virtual assassination a crime yet?

anyway after getting a call from my flatmate offering work and another 1/2 later cancelling i now have nothing to do for some time except drink coffee
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:37 am

Ha, (((Grai))) I came in here looking to start the coffee and it is ALREADY MADE 8) 8) 8) what a great man you are *smooch*

Good luck today my dear! Seems you are poised and ready to take advantage of every opportunity.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:43 am

Progress, Grai, sounds good. Coffee thanks. I only have 20 hrs. of estimated tasks to do today. Heh heh one of which is a reset of the stone veneer. More coffee please.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:10 am

Mm, coffee, thanks Grai.

Waiting for the washer delivery. Larry is working on the water shutoff valves, they broke when he was installing the new deep sink. When we first moved in, there were no shut off valves, you had to turn off all the house water to work on any of the plumbing. He's been fixing that one pipe at a time over the years. Kinda need water in order to install and test the new machine. Plus he has to go to work to attend the safety training. If he goes once a quarter, he gets a $500 bonus. He has online ones he has to do, but the in person session is paid time. Worth the drive in, yeah?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:17 am

*strolls in*

ah, British coffee.....thanks GD!!
here's hoping your stuff comes soon........and hoping you keep the good thoughts about it going.

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good luck with the new washer, and here's to hoping sitting on it for the spin cycle, is as good as an old, unbalanced one.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:52 am

graidawg wrote:hi guys *thumps ECM* i got an email today, after sending 2 yesterday, that it is "possible" they will get the van back today and "may" call me to arrange getting my tools back. So yea thinking "virtual" death threats appears to work. I shall cancel the order for a remington700 now. is virtual assassination a crime yet?

anyway after getting a call from my flatmate offering work and another 1/2 later cancelling i now have nothing to do for some time except drink coffee


GD, I got a feeling that "may" translates to something different in our two languages. But from what little I know of your peculier people, I think it's a good sign.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby moonrise » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:19 pm

Hola ever'body!

So Grai, maybe tell the coppers your pregnant wife, with your 4 kids in tow, are threatening to come down to their station with a sign stating "Please HELP, we cannot EAT until our father's tools are returned" (dawg bless!)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:02 pm

AntiM wrote:... If he goes once a quarter, he gets a $500 bonus. He has online ones he has to do, but the in person session is paid time. Worth the drive in, yeah?

I'd say! The only thing I get from going to our Safety meetings is the munchies!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:27 pm

moonrise wrote:Hola ever'body!

So Grai, maybe tell the coppers your pregnant wife, with your 4 kids in tow, are threatening to come down to their station with a sign stating "Please HELP, we cannot EAT until our father's tools are returned" (dawg bless!)


Oo! I LIKE that idea, moonrise!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby moonrise » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:46 pm

Savannah wrote:
moonrise wrote:Hola ever'body!

So Grai, maybe tell the coppers your pregnant wife, with your 4 kids in tow, are threatening to come down to their station with a sign stating "Please HELP, we cannot EAT until our father's tools are returned" (dawg bless!)


Oo! I LIKE that idea, moonrise!



Really? Because I used it once in a similar situation and it worked, FAST! I had been pushed to the brink and thought, what if I had a wife n kids? Then BINGO it hit me and all I had to do was call up SAY this would occur. They scrambled to resolve the issue. :lol: 'twas only a white lie :oops:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:58 pm

moonrise wrote:
Savannah wrote:
moonrise wrote:Hola ever'body!

So Grai, maybe tell the coppers your pregnant wife, with your 4 kids in tow, are threatening to come down to their station with a sign stating "Please HELP, we cannot EAT until our father's tools are returned" (dawg bless!)


Oo! I LIKE that idea, moonrise!


Really?


Yes, of course, REALLY!

Because I used it once in a similar situation and it worked, FAST! I had been pushed to the brink and thought, what if I had a wife n kids? Then BINGO it hit me and all I had to do was call up SAY this would occur. They scrambled to resolve the issue. :lol: 'twas only a white lie :oops:


And that's why! I didn't know you had actually TRIED it. And successfully.

I was simply able to imagine it working.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:53 pm

Ever met a london copper? they bring a whole new depth to "don't give as shit"
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:10 pm

moonrise wrote:Hola ever'body!

So Grai, maybe tell the coppers your pregnant wife, with your 4 kids in tow, are threatening to come down to their station with a sign stating "Please HELP, we cannot EAT until our father's tools are returned" (dawg bless!)


Oo! I LIKE that idea, moonrise![/quote]

Really? [/quote]

Savannah wrote:Yes, of course, REALLY!

moonrise wrote:
Because I used it once in a similar situation and it worked, FAST! I had been pushed to the brink and thought, what if I had a wife n kids? Then BINGO it hit me and all I had to do was call up SAY this would occur. They scrambled to resolve the issue. :lol: 'twas only a white lie :oops:


Savannah wrote:And that's why! I didn't know you had actually TRIED it. And successfully.

I was simply able to imagine it working.

Sometime in the fifties or sixties or early seventies, my Aunt had a job in Italy in which she would do logistics for the Americans who were working for the company there. This included things like renting apartments and making sure that they had heat, water, phones, the whole bit. Now, apparently, all that stuff you hear about the Italians being less than perfectly reliable on those sorts of things are true. So, once she was setting up services for an American family and could not get the power turned on. As it turns out, the family features a pair of adorable young, blond twins, so she took them with her to the power company or municipal office or whatever the appropriate bureaucracy was and sort of went off, in Italian (like Simon, she went to a Swiss finishing school--and she came out fluent in multiple languages) about the bambini and how they needed heat, and they looked at the adorable twins and turned on the power.

From that time on, she'd take the twins and recite the same story every time. The guys at the office knew, but I guess they were okay with that.

I suspect, though, Graidawg, that these twins are a little past the adorable stage, so I have nothing helpful.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:24 pm

GD could take "big Jim and the twins" out, and try the story.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:18 am

had a good day today. Was going threw a box of jewlery that my dad gave my after my grandpa died from my great grandmother and i thought it was all costume jewelry... boy was i wrong! Found a pearl bracelet and necklace with i think real diamonds. going to go have it apprazed in the morning. Locked away safe for now though. Cant wait to see what it is worth!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:21 am

ygmir wrote:GD could take "big Jim and the twins" out, and try the story.



less adorable more arrestable i fear. I do have a friend with a newborn though.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:00 am

Dear TG about the found jewelry
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