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To Whom It May Concern,

Stop blaming others when you walk right into a closing door you refuse to make yourself heard. Next time (if there's a "next time") you're going to be beaten up by someone with less compassion than me, perhaps even defenestrated! Oh, and don't blame anyone else when you're friendless and family members wish you were no longer among the living! Unlike you, I have people who would miss me if I died (and we're not including :kitty:s and other creatures!)

To Whom It May Concern #2

Check your coat pockets before you throw it in the washer! It's not anyone else's fault if you have to replace your cell phone again.

To Whom It May Concern #3,

I don't make the laws for public transportation. If I did, :kitty:s would be allowed on as well as legitimate service dogs. I don't have any other way to get The Trio to the vet for their vaccinations otherwise (I can't drive due to severe vision problems plus I have trouble getting them into their carriers.)

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I don't make the laws for public transportation. If I did, :kitty:s would be allowed on as well as legitimate service dogs. I don't have any other way to get The Trio to the vet for their vaccinations otherwise (I can't drive due to severe vision problems plus I have trouble getting them into their carriers.)
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Dear Phyllis, A lady that I know has a very small dog whom she hates to leave alone at home when she goes out. She carries her in a shoulder sling and although she would never take her in to a food shop she does like to go by bus to all the charity shops with her best friend, in a sling. All the charity shops welcome her but one charity shop supervisor would not let her in. Also, whilst lots of bus drivers would let her travel with the dog one or two drivers would refuse her. Around here it's driver discretion amongst some bus companies, a firm rule with others, and free travel with yet others.
Where we live service dogs have different coats to distinguish their duties. There are medical assistance, seizure alert, hearing, guide and canine partner dogs. Since her dog is her partner, and she feels worried and sad when it isn't with her, she made a canine partner jacket for it in shiny purple. She has never been refused by any driver or charity shop supervisor since then, and there is not a legislation which makes this a clear misdemeanour because the little dog is indeed her partner. :)
 

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Dear Phyllis, A lady that I know has a very small dog whom she hates to leave alone at home when she goes out. She carries her in a shoulder sling and although she would never take her in to a food shop she does like to go by bus to all the charity shops with her best friend, in a sling. All the charity shops welcome her but one charity shop supervisor would not let her in. Also, whilst lots of bus drivers would let her travel with the dog one or two drivers would refuse her. Around here it's driver discretion amongst some bus companies, a firm rule with others, and free travel with yet others.
Where we live service dogs have different coats to distinguish their duties. There are medical assistance, seizure alert, hearing, guide and canine partner dogs. Since her dog is her partner, and she feels worried and sad when it isn't with her, she made a canine partner jacket for it in shiny purple. She has never been refused by any driver or charity shop supervisor since then, and there is not a legislation which makes this a clear misdemeanour because the little dog is indeed her partner. :)
Unfortunately it doesn't work for :kitty:s (they aren't recognized by the ADA as legitimate service animals [dogs and horses, yes; :kitty:s, no].)

Unfortunately, I would literally die if I had a dog, and it would be cruel to have any horses in my flat.

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Unfortunately it doesn't work for :kitty:s (they aren't recognized by the ADA as legitimate service animals [dogs and horses, yes; :kitty:s, no].)

Unfortunately, I would literally die if I had a dog, and it would be cruel to have any horses in my flat.

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On the news today in the UK an autistic man is taking Sainsbury's to court for refusing access to his animal partner cat. That could be a whole new path for felinepartner kittys . :)
 

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About 5 years ago give or take, we bought this walk behind string trimmer mower. An absolute beast worth every penny of the $300 we paid for it. Our property is such that a normal mower just wouldn't survive very long. Okay, so after 5 years of heavy use, the spindle bearings are about shot, which brings me to rant #1.

The design is such that the bearings themselves are not serviceable as they're press fit and there's a pulley welded to the end of the shaft that houses them. I mean, if they had to do that, they could have at least provided a zerk fitting on the housing so the bearings could be greased periodically. As is, the entire assembly must be replaced, which brings me to rant #2.

That assembly costs $265 wholesale!!! Mind you, the current cost of the mower itself is still only $300, retail! o_O
 

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About 5 years ago give or take, we bought this walk behind string trimmer mower. An absolute beast worth every penny of the $300 we paid for it. Our property is such that a normal mower just wouldn't survive very long. Okay, so after 5 years of heavy use, the spindle bearings are about shot, which brings me to rant #1.

The design is such that the bearings themselves are not serviceable as they're press fit and there's a pulley welded to the end of the shaft that houses them. I mean, if they had to do that, they could have at least provided a zerk fitting on the housing so the bearings could be greased periodically. As is, the entire assembly must be replaced, which brings me to rant #2.

That assembly costs $265 wholesale!!! Mind you, the current cost of the mower itself is still only $300, retail! o_O
Ha ha! :D
Planned obsolescence ahoy!
Oh well......... you can have a nice shiny new one!
 

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Loyalty cards .......... Meh....... no more!

Several years ago we shopped at T... superstore every week and used its loyalty card.
The week before Christmas we spent all our loyalty card credit (about £100) on Xmas treats.
One New Year my wife decided to change to S... superstore for all of the next year.
She searched around and found her S... superstore loyalty card, she'd had it for some time.
We shopped all year, every week, with S...superstore. Every shopping receipt showed how our card was gathering points.
The week before Christmas we selected all our Christmas treats and went to the tills.
My wife offered our S...superstore loyalty card which had accumulated about £100 value over 52 weekly shopping trips.
The till operator entered the card on the system and then told my wife it was 'no good'.
Surprise! But the tills had acknowledged that card at every purchase for 52 weeks!
No.......the system doesn't recognise it! said the till operative.
Please call the duty manager, my wife asked. Duty manager came down, inspected the card.
He tried to enter the card but the S...superstore systems rejected it.
But it accepts my card each week! Said my wife.
'It can't do, it's been rejected!' answered the manager. 'In fact this looks very serious, you trying to defraud us....I could call the police, you know!'
I produced my debit card because we wanted out Christmas treats, for Christmas, and the manager accepted it with a knowing look at me.
A poorer couple would have lost their Christmas treats.
We complained to S...superstore, but it pointed to the loyalty card company and said,It's their fault!'
We answered,'No, it's your fault, your tills accepted our card when we spent money, rejected it when we tried to spend it's points'.
They answered, 'You've got to complain to the loyalty card company, it's nothing to do with us.'
After weeks of messing about the loyalty card company sent us a new card with one year's points on it.
My wife took it to a counter-shopping retailer who also uses that card and spent all it's value, and then cut it up.
We have never bothered with loyalty cards ever since, we shop wherever we fancy and an a cost of £100 per year we have total freedom.

Rant over.
 

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So you don't want to have your flat inspected? Don't use COVID-19 as an excuse to not let anyone in! I've known people who had COVID, and they're bloody lucky to be alive! (One is a breast cancer survivor, one survived a stroke and one survived a massive heart attack.) I've seen you walking your dog late at night in the hallways, and you don't clean up after them! For your information, I'm highly allergic to dogs!

To Whom It May Concern #2,

Public transit still requires masks. For the sake of cute :kitty:s and puppies, wear a mask properly while you're on public transportation!

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About 5 years ago give or take, we bought this walk behind string trimmer mower. An absolute beast worth every penny of the $300 we paid for it. Our property is such that a normal mower just wouldn't survive very long. Okay, so after 5 years of heavy use, the spindle bearings are about shot, which brings me to rant #1.

The design is such that the bearings themselves are not serviceable as they're press fit and there's a pulley welded to the end of the shaft that houses them. I mean, if they had to do that, they could have at least provided a zerk fitting on the housing so the bearings could be greased periodically. As is, the entire assembly must be replaced, which brings me to rant #2.

That assembly costs $265 wholesale!!! Mind you, the current cost of the mower itself is still only $300, retail! o_O
Ok, after pricing new wheeled string trimmers, the one still being advertised at $299 is permanently out of stock, I decided to bite the bullet and get the new spindle assembly. Just installed it and man... that beast is like new again! Still may get a rider, but for now all's right with the world. At least my acre of it! ;)
 

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Make up your mind why you must be in quarantine! You initially claimed that you had COVID, but you constantly/consistently broke it to take your dog out while there were medically vulnerable neighbours in the halls as well. Oh, and you've been warned repeatedly about not taking your dogs outside for loo breaks (this particular neighbour uses the carpeted halls for her dogs' "park" and not picking up the "number 2" they leave behind.)

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I would post it back through the letterbox ... :confused: ... Did I just say that out loud? ;)

As someone who occasionally walks a neighbour's dog, I listening with a wry smile to someone on a radio show talking in horrified terms about carrying a bag of warm dog poo to the bins provides at parks and on walks ... I do it most walks, it's really not as traumatic as you might suppose. Luckily I have a piece of ground with an 'overgrown' area where Murphy and I go first, to get the whole poo thing out of the way, as a fair bit of a long walk is on the street, and I don't want him pooing at all on pavement or gutter.
 

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Why the hell did you bring your dog to the fireworks display? He's not a service animal for one, and two, he's barely restrained! I'm surprised he didn't run into traffic/get run over/cause an accident! (Before anyone asks, no, this neighbour doesn't require an animal companion, or any companion at all!)

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I don't know who you are, but either use the loo for its intended purpose or take your dog outside to use the canine equivalent of a loo. I opened my flat's door this morning, and was nearly floored by the stench. It was worse than an intact tom's urine, and the FedEx delivery guy complained about it! You know it's bad when one of them complains!

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I would install a doorbell camera...

I can't because I live in an ADA-compliant flat (a rental.) If I could, I would do the entire entry to said flat. I might catch more than just that neighbour and her dogs breaking the rules. :mad: Hell, one of the other neighbours has a dog that she ought to have put to sleep because she spends more time cleaning up after the dog than walking him due to his age! (see above post.)

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To Whom It May Concern,

If you want to do laundry, wait until the previous person's load is finished in the washer (the previous load hadn't even gotten the first rinse when the neighbour had taken everything out for his load! :mad: )

To Whom It May Concern #2,

Where the helloandhowdoyoudo did you put my tags for the laundry room? I need them so I can make sure no one can take my stuff, especially my :kitty: shirts and my Phantom shirt I might be required to go out of the complex to do my laundry now.

To Whom It May Concern #3,

The Air and Water Show's this weekend. It happens annually except for one year due to COVID-19. The Blue Angels' flight path is over our complex, so bloody deal with it! If I can deal with it, so can you!

To Whom It May Concern #4,

Thank you for bringing in bedbugs! /sarcasm

To Whom It May Concern #5,

No, I won't buy tinned dog food for your dog. I get a few tins of wet :kitty: food to help increase The Trio's fluid intake (I give it to them as treats, which they <3) Instead of forking over money for cigarettes, purchase the food for your doggo. You'll save money on vet bills, too, as well as fines for smoking in prohibited areas. Win/win situation!

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