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2 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

The seller may have been in Kentucky and been an American. MUCH stuff on eBay is drop-shipped directly from China. It is what it is.

Not when your look at you PayPal payment and the sellers name is in Chinese characters.  Everything I bought this month was supposed to be "U.S. Stock".  When I look at my PayPal transactions, the majority turned out to be Chinese.

edit: Also, I've probably averaged 5 to 10 eBay purchases per month for the last 15 yrs.  It was NEVER like this.  This seems to be a product of the pandemic and the hit the Chinese market has taken.

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Govt BS has got to be on everyone's list of pet peaves.  Our gov just told us that people over 70, which I exceed by a decade, are eligible for this round of Covid vaccines.  What he neglected to tell us was that it would only be available from 107 pharmacies to cover the entire state and that there are only 20,000 doses available for the 640,000 people that are eligible.  Naturally those poor pharmacies have been inundated with calls from people trying to sign up for appointments.  Apparently a lot of people have given up on trying to make appointments and are just showing up in person,  which does them no good.

 

At 81 yrs old, and with breathing problems, I'm in the very high risk category.  So, to have my hopes raised about getting the vaccination, only to have them dashed, goes beyond frustratiing.

 

edit: I live in a ten story apt bldg for the elderly and just got a letter stating that the management has made arrangements for bringing someone here to vaccinate us.  Didn't say when, but not having to fight for a pharmacy appointment, is an improvement.

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Got another one.  Places that claim "free delivery" but charge a "service fee".  If it cost more than it would if you picked it up, then it's a "delivery fee".  Painting "BEAR" on the side of a donkey, doesn't make it a bear.

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3 hours ago, Bookmem said:

Got another one.  Places that claim "free delivery" but charge a "service fee".  If it cost more than it would if you picked it up, then it's a "delivery fee".  Painting "BEAR" on the side of a donkey, doesn't make it a bear.

 

That doesn't drive me nuts as it happens everywhere so is just accepted and factored in to purchasing decisions.

I bought a bed several years ago which was listed at $699 with free delivery. I asked if I could have it for $650 without free delivery and they instantly agreed! 😀

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V.T. Eric Layton

And...

 

So...

 

Or...

 

But..

 

... people who start sentences with conjunctions or that darn word "so". I HATE listening to news talking heads these days because they all start their comment with... So, bla-bla-bla.

 

 

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2 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

And...

 

So...

 

Or...

 

But..

 

... people who start sentences with conjunctions or that darn word "so". I HATE listening to news talking heads these days because they all start their comment with... So, bla-bla-bla.

 

 

'So' is so much easier to type than 'therefore'.😁

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14 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

And...

 

So...

 

Or...

 

But..

 

... people who start sentences with conjunctions or that darn word "so". I HATE listening to news talking heads these days because they all start their comment with... So, bla-bla-bla.

 

 

 

So that is why you don't read my posts. But maybe you do. Or it is possible I am wrong on both accounts. 😱

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Another pet peeve of mine is the current acceptance of misusing words such as saying floundering when the proper word is foundering.  To founder means to break down, while flounder is just a type of fish.  Another is using the word celibate when indicating that someone has refrained from sex.  The proper word is chaste.  That is why nuns take a vow of chastity while priest take one of celibacy.  Priest aren't vowing to refrain from sex, but merely from marriage.

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3 hours ago, Bookmem said:

Another pet peeve of mine is the current acceptance of misusing words such as saying floundering when the proper word is foundering.  To founder means to break down, while flounder is just a type of fish.

"Flounder" can be a verb as well:

flounder

to struggle clumsily: He floundered helplessly on the first day of his new job.; falter; waver; flop about; a marine flatfish
Not to be confused with:
founder – to fall or sink down; to become wrecked; to stumble; collapse; succumb: The project foundered because public support was lacking.
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18 hours ago, sunrat said:

"Flounder" can be a verb as well:

flounder

to struggle clumsily: He floundered helplessly on the first day of his new job.; falter; waver; flop about; a marine flatfish
Not to be confused with:
founder – to fall or sink down; to become wrecked; to stumble; collapse; succumb: The project foundered because public support was lacking.

Yes, but a lot of people DO confuse the two and say flounder when they mean founder.

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5 hours ago, Bookmem said:

Yes, but a lot of people DO confuse the two and say flounder when they mean founder.

Maybe the same people confuse these two words because of the unique US concept of a silent "L". I always wince a little hearing an American pronounce "solder", it is not a silent "L" anywhere in the world but the US.

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