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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 08:36 PM
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I freaking hate being put on speaker phone,
and everytime I call my parents' house, my Mom has to put me on it so that my Dad can hear me, too.
They live a mile away from me; it's not as though they don't both see/hear from me regularly.

I want to go to the store, but I'm blocked in by a police car because my neighbor's house is on fire.

What is the difference between pinworm and ringworm? My friend and I are debating this.



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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 08:58 PM
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1. My dear Lara!
Wow, what a stream of consciousness thread this is!

Did you want me to address all your topics?

Or do I get to choose?

I'm not fond of speaker phones too.....but one of my close friends uses it regularly......

And it's worth it just to talk to him........So.....I deal!

Ask the nice policeman to move! Oh yeah, suuuuuuuure!

And the worms? Pinworms are intestinal....ringworm is a skin thing!

Nice to see you tonight!


:hug:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:18 PM
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6. Nice to see you, too Peggy!
And thanks!

:D
:hi:
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:06 PM
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2. Tell your neighbor to invest in a fucking fire extinguisher,
get your parents a phone that doesn't have speaker-phone capabilities for their anniversary (and conveniently 'drop' the one they have now), and tell your friend that it does matter...ringworm, pinworm -- neither one are desirable.

There.

Now...what else?
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:19 PM
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7. reyd reid reed '08!
You're such a problem solver!
:bounce:
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:10 PM
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3. In the professional sphere, speakerphones are often...
...a power trip. I fully understand the usefulness of the device if several people in an office need to speak to the callers, but when some jackass who's alone in his executive suite sticks me on speakerphone, it's all about showing me who's boss. I just feign a bad connection or complain about "terrible echo" until The King of the Universe gets the message and picks up the handset.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:21 PM
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9. It took my Mom several years to learn how to use call waiting.
I don't know what her fascination with the speaker phone stems from, but she's constantly saying, "what? what?" when she uses it, and it's maddening!

:P
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:12 PM
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4. Sometimes....
People take their cordless or cell phones in the bathroom with them.

I can live with being on a speaker phone but don't take me in there to have a dump with you.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:13 PM
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5. Ewwwwwwww
x(
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:21 PM
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8. Just look at the number of nice hotels that have...
...phones in the bathroom, stragically placed near the toilet. "Hey, ma! I'm staying at the Ritz and havin' a crap! Top o' the World!"
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:24 PM
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10. When I was in customer service, I used to do that to the "cursing screamers".
For some reason, they'd always calm right down.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:32 PM
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11. Ohhh... maybe the cursing and screaming is why Mom's putting me on speaker phone.
Maybe I shouldn't call her "Mama Douchebag," anymore, huh?

:P
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