i need to pay attention

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Liza Veta, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Liza Veta

    Liza Veta Guest

    Re: Re: i need to pay attention

    philo wrote:


    ><snip>
    >>
    >> I find that the $5 cheap digital ones keep just as accurate time (for the
    >> most part) as the expensive ones. Wristwatches, earrings, and other
    >> assorted jewelry are prohibited in our production facility anyway, and
    >> there are plenty of clocks and computer workstations around.
    >>
    >> If I'm out somewhere, I've got my cell phone with it's clock display, or
    >> the digital clock in my vehicle.
    >>

    >
    >I would not be surprised if the electronics inside the cheap watches
    >and the expensive watches are all the same!!!!
    >
    >Since I repair industrial equipment for a living...
    >all such hazards (watches, rings, ties etc) are strickly taboo...
    >...and the cell phone of course reminds me of the time...
    >the the GPS in it lets my boss know where i am!!!!! :(
    >
    >>>
    >>> the of course...the real Rollex can cost $100,000
    >>> or more...and is *not* to tell time...but merely to say "i'm rich"
    >>>
    >>> i think those who must advertise such...should just tape their bank
    >>> statements
    >>> to their foreheads...and dispense with the Rollex!

    >>
    >> A Rolex is a status symbol with the drug dealers, along with their Hummers
    >> and Porsches.
    >> :)
    >>
    >> --
    >> The Old Sourdough
    >> In the future, everyone will speak one language, but no one will speak it
    >> well.-George Carlin

    >
    >
    >
     
    Liza Veta, Jan 28, 2006
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  2. Liza Veta

    Liza Veta Guest

    Re: Re: i need to pay attention

    philo wrote:


    >"The Old Sourdough" <> wrote in message
    >news:Xns975958C78C76E1258ggbeerisgood@216.196.97.131...
    >> philo gibbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> <snip>
    >>>
    >>>> Didn't you received one of those emails selling the sort of drugs
    >>>> that make you youthful and always buzzzzzzing? I'm sure they would
    >>>> lift you out of a downer if it happened again. If not I could
    >>>> forward you a couple of hundred :)
    >>>>
    >>>> (as an added benefit, they would improve your private life as well
    >>>> ;-) )
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Don't have much of a private life any more :)
    >>>
    >>> Too old!!!!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Oh boy, am I familiar with that!
    >>

    >
    >
    >Here is when I realized I was over the hill:
    >
    >Even though I do not see as many as I used to...
    >many workshops still display those old 'girlie' calendars...
    >you know,,,
    >
    >the hot woman wearing very little...
    >and a hot car.
    >
    >Well , one day ( an it was not recently either) I was looking at one of
    >those
    >and commented to my customer: "Nice car."
    >
    >He just smiled and said, "And the girl ain't too bad either!"
    >
    >
    >(Up until then I had not even noticed) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH
    >
    >
    >
     
    Liza Veta, Jan 28, 2006
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  3. Liza Veta

    philo Guest

    well...
    after building my own computers out of nothing but discarded junk...
    i finally broke down and decided (well my girlfriend decided) that i now am
    going to build
    a *new* state of the art X2 machine!!!!
    after carefully researching...i was able to get all the parts i need at a
    price under 1000USD

    this was real tough considering that my average investment when i'm building
    a machine has been around $20 or so in the past.

    then after carefully selecting the parts at the lowest price possible...
    at the last minute, when i ordered...i took the *express freight* option...
    becasue i was not paying attention!!!!
    so I blew about $40 extra on something i did not need.

    Oh well, I'll get the parts fast and get right on it...what the heck.

    yesterday I got a notice from the supplier that my parts shipped
    and I will have them no later than Tuesday.

    Well that's good.

    Today I get an email from them saying...
    yep, your parts shipped last night...

    and the *back ordered* parts will ship pretty soon too...
    maybe just a week or so !!!!!!


    Well that was not the most major bummer in the world...
    but I was not feeling down for long...
    as a few minutes later...someone I did not even know
    was considerate enough to email me and give me a link to a nice website
    where I could order a watch that they were sure I'd like...

    wasn't that a nice cheer up? <G>


    aargh...i still have the perfectly good , gold watch I bought
    at a pawn shop in 1971 for $13!!!!!!!! aaargh
     
    philo, Jan 28, 2006
    #3
  4. philo gibbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    snip

    >
    > Well that was not the most major bummer in the world...
    > but I was not feeling down for long...
    > as a few minutes later...someone I did not even know
    > was considerate enough to email me and give me a link to a nice
    > website where I could order a watch that they were sure I'd like...
    >
    > wasn't that a nice cheer up? <G>
    >
    >
    > aargh...i still have the perfectly good , gold watch I bought
    > at a pawn shop in 1971 for $13!!!!!!!! aaargh
    >
    >
    >


    Ah, but you know you need a "Genuine Imitation Replica Rollex"(Note the two
    "l"s) for only 36 easy payments of $XXX.XX on your credit card. C'mon now,
    admit it, ya know ya want one...

    :)

    --
    The Old Sourdough
    In the future, everyone will speak one language, but no one will speak it
    well.-George Carlin
     
    The Old Sourdough, Jan 28, 2006
    #4
  5. Liza Veta

    philo Guest


    >>

    >
    > Ah, but you know you need a "Genuine Imitation Replica Rollex"(Note the
    > two
    > "l"s) for only 36 easy payments of $XXX.XX on your credit card. C'mon now,
    > admit it, ya know ya want one...
    >
    > :)
    >



    aah yes...those turn_your_wrist_green Rollexes!

    watches are a bit nutty. i suppose the reason my pawn shop special
    is in such good condition is because i only wear it once a year or so.

    i usually don't care what time it is...and clocks are *everywhere* anyway

    the of course...the real Rollex can cost $100,000
    or more...and is *not* to tell time...but merely to say "i'm rich"

    i think those who must advertise such...should just tape their bank
    statements
    to their foreheads...and dispense with the Rollex!
     
    philo, Jan 28, 2006
    #5
  6. Liza Veta

    Tony Guest

    "philo" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > well...
    > after building my own computers out of nothing but discarded junk...
    > i finally broke down and decided (well my girlfriend decided) that i now
    > am going to build
    > a *new* state of the art X2 machine!!!!
    > after carefully researching...i was able to get all the parts i need at a
    > price under 1000USD
    >
    > this was real tough considering that my average investment when i'm
    > building
    > a machine has been around $20 or so in the past.
    >
    > then after carefully selecting the parts at the lowest price possible...
    > at the last minute, when i ordered...i took the *express freight*
    > option...
    > becasue i was not paying attention!!!!
    > so I blew about $40 extra on something i did not need.
    >
    > Oh well, I'll get the parts fast and get right on it...what the heck.
    >
    > yesterday I got a notice from the supplier that my parts shipped
    > and I will have them no later than Tuesday.
    >
    > Well that's good.
    >
    > Today I get an email from them saying...
    > yep, your parts shipped last night...
    >
    > and the *back ordered* parts will ship pretty soon too...
    > maybe just a week or so !!!!!!
    >
    >
    > Well that was not the most major bummer in the world...
    > but I was not feeling down for long...
    > as a few minutes later...someone I did not even know
    > was considerate enough to email me and give me a link to a nice website
    > where I could order a watch that they were sure I'd like...
    >
    > wasn't that a nice cheer up? <G>
    >
    >
    > aargh...i still have the perfectly good , gold watch I bought
    > at a pawn shop in 1971 for $13!!!!!!!! aaargh

    Didn't you received one of those emails selling the sort of drugs that make
    you youthful and always buzzzzzzing? I'm sure they would lift you out of a
    downer if it happened again. If not I could forward you a couple of hundred
    :)

    (as an added benefit, they would improve your private life as well ;-) )
     
    Tony, Jan 28, 2006
    #6
  7. Liza Veta

    Jerry Noble Guest

    "philo" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > >>

    > >
    > > Ah, but you know you need a "Genuine Imitation Replica Rollex"(Note the
    > > two
    > > "l"s) for only 36 easy payments of $XXX.XX on your credit card. C'mon

    now,
    > > admit it, ya know ya want one...
    > >
    > > :)
    > >

    >
    >
    > aah yes...those turn_your_wrist_green Rollexes!
    >
    > watches are a bit nutty. i suppose the reason my pawn shop special
    > is in such good condition is because i only wear it once a year or so.
    >
    > i usually don't care what time it is...and clocks are *everywhere* anyway
    >
    > the of course...the real Rollex can cost $100,000
    > or more...and is *not* to tell time...but merely to say "i'm rich"
    >
    > i think those who must advertise such...should just tape their bank
    > statements
    > to their foreheads...and dispense with the Rollex!
    >
    >

    I baught a Rollox once. I was showing it off and droped it about 2 inches
    on to a table. It went BOING and after that I had a rattler.
     
    Jerry Noble, Jan 28, 2006
    #7
  8. Liza Veta

    philo Guest

    <snip>

    > Didn't you received one of those emails selling the sort of drugs that
    > make you youthful and always buzzzzzzing? I'm sure they would lift you
    > out of a downer if it happened again. If not I could forward you a couple
    > of hundred :)
    >
    > (as an added benefit, they would improve your private life as well ;-) )
    >



    Don't have much of a private life any more :)

    Too old!!!!
     
    philo, Jan 28, 2006
    #8
  9. philo gibbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    >
    >
    >>>

    >>
    >> Ah, but you know you need a "Genuine Imitation Replica Rollex"(Note
    >> the two
    >> "l"s) for only 36 easy payments of $XXX.XX on your credit card. C'mon
    >> now, admit it, ya know ya want one...
    >>
    >> :)
    >>

    >
    >
    > aah yes...those turn_your_wrist_green Rollexes!


    Them's the ones! Real quality....

    >
    > watches are a bit nutty. i suppose the reason my pawn shop special
    > is in such good condition is because i only wear it once a year or so.


    That, and it more than likely was a quality timepiece to start with.
    >
    > i usually don't care what time it is...and clocks are *everywhere*
    > anyway


    Except in Las Vegas and our local Riverboat Casinos.


    I find that the $5 cheap digital ones keep just as accurate time (for the
    most part) as the expensive ones. Wristwatches, earrings, and other
    assorted jewelry are prohibited in our production facility anyway, and
    there are plenty of clocks and computer workstations around.

    If I'm out somewhere, I've got my cell phone with it's clock display, or
    the digital clock in my vehicle.

    >
    > the of course...the real Rollex can cost $100,000
    > or more...and is *not* to tell time...but merely to say "i'm rich"
    >
    > i think those who must advertise such...should just tape their bank
    > statements
    > to their foreheads...and dispense with the Rollex!


    A Rolex is a status symbol with the drug dealers, along with their Hummers
    and Porsches.
    :)

    --
    The Old Sourdough
    In the future, everyone will speak one language, but no one will speak it
    well.-George Carlin
     
    The Old Sourdough, Jan 28, 2006
    #9
  10. philo gibbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    >
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >> Didn't you received one of those emails selling the sort of drugs
    >> that make you youthful and always buzzzzzzing? I'm sure they would
    >> lift you out of a downer if it happened again. If not I could
    >> forward you a couple of hundred :)
    >>
    >> (as an added benefit, they would improve your private life as well
    >> ;-) )
    >>

    >
    >
    > Don't have much of a private life any more :)
    >
    > Too old!!!!
    >
    >
    >


    Oh boy, am I familiar with that!

    --
    The Old Sourdough
    In the future, everyone will speak one language, but no one will speak it
    well.-George Carlin
     
    The Old Sourdough, Jan 28, 2006
    #10
  11. Liza Veta

    philo Guest

    <snip>
    >>

    > I baught a Rollox once. I was showing it off and droped it about 2 inches
    > on to a table. It went BOING and after that I had a rattler.
    >
    >



    that reminds me of something....
    I once had a girlfriend who's father (Larry) was a pharmaceutical salesman.
    He sold and supplied drugs to drugstores...

    One day his supervisor had other things for him to "push" and that was
    watches...
    but he resisted and told the supervisor that he did not want to sell junk.

    The supervisor then took out a watch and smashed it down on the counter as
    hard as he could...
    and the watch remained in perfect condition. He merely said that the watches
    were good quality
    and if he gave the drugstores a similar demonstration...they'd just sell
    themselves...

    So Larry decided to sell watches too.

    On his first call...he walked up to the counter at a drugstore
    and said: "Watch this!"

    He then pulled out the watch and smashed it down on the counter.

    The watch *completely* fell apart!!!!!


    Both Larry and the druggist were quite impressed...
    and for the rest of his life...Larry never tried to sell a watch again!!!!
     
    philo, Jan 28, 2006
    #11
  12. Liza Veta

    philo Guest

    <snip>
    >
    > I find that the $5 cheap digital ones keep just as accurate time (for the
    > most part) as the expensive ones. Wristwatches, earrings, and other
    > assorted jewelry are prohibited in our production facility anyway, and
    > there are plenty of clocks and computer workstations around.
    >
    > If I'm out somewhere, I've got my cell phone with it's clock display, or
    > the digital clock in my vehicle.
    >


    I would not be surprised if the electronics inside the cheap watches
    and the expensive watches are all the same!!!!

    Since I repair industrial equipment for a living...
    all such hazards (watches, rings, ties etc) are strickly taboo...
    ....and the cell phone of course reminds me of the time...
    the the GPS in it lets my boss know where i am!!!!! :(

    >>
    >> the of course...the real Rollex can cost $100,000
    >> or more...and is *not* to tell time...but merely to say "i'm rich"
    >>
    >> i think those who must advertise such...should just tape their bank
    >> statements
    >> to their foreheads...and dispense with the Rollex!

    >
    > A Rolex is a status symbol with the drug dealers, along with their Hummers
    > and Porsches.
    > :)
    >
    > --
    > The Old Sourdough
    > In the future, everyone will speak one language, but no one will speak it
    > well.-George Carlin
     
    philo, Jan 28, 2006
    #12
  13. Liza Veta

    philo Guest

    "The Old Sourdough" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns975958C78C76E1258ggbeerisgood@216.196.97.131...
    > philo gibbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> <snip>
    >>
    >>> Didn't you received one of those emails selling the sort of drugs
    >>> that make you youthful and always buzzzzzzing? I'm sure they would
    >>> lift you out of a downer if it happened again. If not I could
    >>> forward you a couple of hundred :)
    >>>
    >>> (as an added benefit, they would improve your private life as well
    >>> ;-) )
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Don't have much of a private life any more :)
    >>
    >> Too old!!!!
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Oh boy, am I familiar with that!
    >



    Here is when I realized I was over the hill:

    Even though I do not see as many as I used to...
    many workshops still display those old 'girlie' calendars...
    you know,,,

    the hot woman wearing very little...
    and a hot car.

    Well , one day ( an it was not recently either) I was looking at one of
    those
    and commented to my customer: "Nice car."

    He just smiled and said, "And the girl ain't too bad either!"


    (Up until then I had not even noticed) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH
     
    philo, Jan 28, 2006
    #13
  14. philo wrote:

    well...
    >after building my own computers out of nothing but discarded junk...
    >i finally broke down and decided (well my girlfriend decided) that i now am
    >going to build
    >a *new* state of the art X2 machine!!!!
    >after carefully researching...i was able to get all the parts i need at a
    >price under 1000USD
    >
    >this was real tough considering that my average investment when i'm building
    >a machine has been around $20 or so in the past.
    >
    >then after carefully selecting the parts at the lowest price possible...
    >at the last minute, when i ordered...i took the *express freight* option...
    >becasue i was not paying attention!!!!
    >so I blew about $40 extra on something i did not need.
    >
    >Oh well, I'll get the parts fast and get right on it...what the heck.
    >
    >yesterday I got a notice from the supplier that my parts shipped
    >and I will have them no later than Tuesday.
    >
    >Well that's good.
    >
    >Today I get an email from them saying...
    >yep, your parts shipped last night...
    >
    >and the *back ordered* parts will ship pretty soon too...
    >maybe just a week or so !!!!!!
    >
    >
    >Well that was not the most major bummer in the world...
    >but I was not feeling down for long...
    >as a few minutes later...someone I did not even know
    >was considerate enough to email me and give me a link to a nice website
    >where I could order a watch that they were sure I'd like...
    >
    >
    >
    >aargh...i still have the perfectly good , gold watch I bought
    >at a pawn shop in 1971 for $13!!!!!!!! aaargh
    >
    >
    >
    >


    What do you think about machines?
     
    Liza Smorgaborgsson, Jan 30, 2006
    #14
  15. Re: Re: i need to pay attention

    The Old Sourdough wrote:

    philo gibbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >snip
    >
    >
    >Ah, but you know you need a "Genuine Imitation Replica Rollex"(Note the two
    >"l"s) for only 36 easy payments of $XXX.XX on your credit card. C'mon now,
    >admit it, ya know ya want one...
    >
    >:)
    >
    >


    What are your feelings now?
     
    Liza Smorgaborgsson, Jan 30, 2006
    #15
  16. Re: Re: i need to pay attention

    philo wrote:


    >
    >
    >
    >aah yes...those turn_your_wrist_green Rollexes!
    >
    >watches are a bit nutty. i suppose the reason my pawn shop special
    >is in such good condition is because i only wear it once a year or so.
    >
    >i usually don't care what time it is...and clocks are *everywhere* anyway
    >
    >the of course...the real Rollex can cost $100,000
    >or more...and is *not* to tell time...but merely to say "i'm rich"
    >
    >i think those who must advertise such...should just tape their bank
    >statements
    >to their foreheads...and dispense with the Rollex!
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Liza Smorgaborgsson, Jan 30, 2006
    #16
  17. Re: Re: i need to pay attention

    Jerry Noble wrote:


    >news:...
    >now,
    >I baught a Rollox once. I was showing it off and droped it about 2 inches
    >on to a table. It went BOING and after that I had a rattler.
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Perhaps I already know you were showing it off and droped it about 2 inches.
     
    Liza Smorgaborgsson, Jan 30, 2006
    #17
  18. Re: Re: i need to pay attention

    Tony wrote:


    >news:...
    >Didn't you received one of those emails selling the sort of drugs that make
    >you youthful and always buzzzzzzing? I'm sure they would lift you out of a
    >downer if it happened again. If not I could forward you a couple of hundred
    >:)
    >
    >(as an added benefit, they would improve your private life as well ;-) )
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Really, if it happened again?
     
    Liza Smorgaborgsson, Jan 30, 2006
    #18
  19. Re: Re: i need to pay attention

    philo wrote:


    >
    >
    >
    >
    >Don't have much of a private life any more :)
    >
    >Too old!!!!
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Tell me more about that.
     
    Liza Smorgaborgsson, Jan 30, 2006
    #19
  20. Re: Re: i need to pay attention

    The Old Sourdough wrote:

    philo gibbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    >
    >Them's the ones! Real quality....
    >
    >
    >That, and it more than likely was a quality timepiece to start with.
    >
    >Except in Las Vegas and our local Riverboat Casinos.
    >
    >
    >I find that the $5 cheap digital ones keep just as accurate time (for the
    >most part) as the expensive ones. Wristwatches, earrings, and other
    >assorted jewelry are prohibited in our production facility anyway, and
    >there are plenty of clocks and computer workstations around.
    >
    >If I'm out somewhere, I've got my cell phone with it's clock display, or
    >the digital clock in my vehicle.
    >
    >
    >A Rolex is a status symbol with the drug dealers, along with their Hummers
    >and Porsches.
    >:)
    >
    >


    Why do you mention computers?
     
    Liza Smorgaborgsson, Jan 30, 2006
    #20
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