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  1. #1
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Eating on the phone?



    Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?

    I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.

    Perhaps next time I will ask.

    gloria p

  2. #2
    notbob Guest

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    On 2009-10-07, Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    > funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.
    >
    > Perhaps next time I will ask.


    Heh heh....

    My latest revelation is that telephone bill collectors (mom's bills)
    have latched onto the concept of "law" as a tool. Foo Legal Group and
    Foo Law Offices seems to be the new name of every collection agency
    around. Actual concepts like real law be damned.

    nb

  3. #3
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Eating on the phone?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    > is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?
    >
    > I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    > funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.
    >
    > Perhaps next time I will ask.
    >
    > gloria p


    Sounds excessively rude to me! Ick.
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  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:33:54 -0600, Gloria P wrote:

    > Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    > is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?
    >
    > I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    > funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.


    At least he wasn't from India.

    Or maybe it was a turkey burger and a well-trained American accent
    <shrug>

    -sw

  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 07 Oct 2009 01:43:26 GMT, notbob wrote:

    > On 2009-10-07, Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    >> funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.
    >>
    >> Perhaps next time I will ask.

    >
    > Heh heh....
    >
    > My latest revelation is that telephone bill collectors (mom's bills)
    > have latched onto the concept of "law" as a tool. Foo Legal Group and
    > Foo Law Offices seems to be the new name of every collection agency
    > around. Actual concepts like real law be damned.


    That would be "highly illegal" (AFF-F reference). They cannot
    advertise themselves that way. But Bill Collectors are the scum of
    the earth. And they're almost always aggressive and disrespectful
    blacks.

    -sw

  6. #6
    Nancy Young Guest

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    Gloria P wrote:
    > Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    > is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?


    Being that they're likely on the phone a lot, how can they
    miss how awful chewing sounds on the other end of the
    phone? EWWW

    nancy

  7. #7
    cybercat Guest

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    "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    > is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?
    >
    > I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    > funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.
    >
    > Perhaps next time I will ask.
    >


    Nice to know you keep the important things in focus.



  8. #8
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Eating on the phone?

    On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 22:17:02 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > Gloria P wrote:
    >> Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    >> is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?

    >
    > Being that they're likely on the phone a lot, how can they
    > miss how awful chewing sounds on the other end of the
    > phone? EWWW
    >
    > nancy


    fight fire with fire and take your phone into the john.

    your pal,
    blake

  9. #9
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Eating on the phone?


    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 22:17:02 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> Gloria P wrote:
    >>> Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    >>> is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?

    >>
    >> Being that they're likely on the phone a lot, how can they
    >> miss how awful chewing sounds on the other end of the
    >> phone? EWWW
    >>
    >> nancy

    >
    > fight fire with fire and take your phone into the john.
    >

    hahaha



  10. #10
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Eating on the phone?

    On Oct 6, 8:43*pm, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > On 2009-10-07, Gloria P <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > > I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    > > funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.

    >
    > > Perhaps next time I will ask.

    >
    > Heh heh....
    >
    > My latest revelation is that telephone bill collectors (mom's bills)
    > have latched onto the concept of "law" as a tool. *Foo Legal Group and
    > Foo Law Offices seems to be the new name of every collection agency
    > around. *Actual concepts like real law be damned.
    >
    > nb


    Many law firms do collections. Times are tough for everyone. Not all
    callers identifying themselves as a law office are liars.

    N.

  11. #11
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Eating on the phone?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 22:17:02 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    > > Gloria P wrote:
    > >> Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    > >> is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?

    > >
    > > Being that they're likely on the phone a lot, how can they
    > > miss how awful chewing sounds on the other end of the
    > > phone? EWWW
    > >
    > > nancy

    >
    > fight fire with fire and take your phone into the john.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    ROFL! Good plan Blake. ;-D
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  12. #12
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: Eating on the phone?

    Sqwertz wrote:

    >



    > But Bill Collectors are the scum of
    > the earth. And they're almost always aggressive and disrespectful
    > blacks.
    >
    > -sw




    How do you know they aren't aggressive and disrespectful Martians?

    And if a bill you owe has gone to collection, do they owe you respect?

    Way over the top, Stevie.

    gloria p

  13. #13
    Gloria P Guest

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    cybercat wrote:
    > "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    >> is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?
    >>
    >> I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    >> funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.
    >>
    >> Perhaps next time I will ask.
    >>

    >
    > Nice to know you keep the important things in focus.
    >
    >




    You know, I used to wonder why folks picked on you.

    At least the piost was food related.

    Do us both a favor and killfile me, willya?

    gloria p

  14. #14
    Gregory Morrow Guest

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    Gloria P wrote:

    > cybercat wrote:
    >> "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>> Does a political fund raiser think his phone solicitation
    >>> is more attractive if he's eating something during the call?
    >>>
    >>> I can't count the number of times I've heard an appeal for
    >>> funds over the chewing of what I assume was a hamburger.
    >>>
    >>> Perhaps next time I will ask.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Nice to know you keep the important things in focus.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > You know, I used to wonder why folks picked on you.
    >
    > At least the piost was food related.
    >
    > Do us both a favor and killfile me, willya?



    Heh...

    I saw this in an advice column, immediately thought of the cyberscat:

    "Friend acts like toddler, throws tantrums

    Dear Amy: I have a friend who is 76. She is a hard worker with a good heart,
    but when she is crossed she throws a tantrum just like a little kid.

    She is quite assertive, even bossy. She is harshly judgmental and does not
    like to be denied and/or crossed.

    What is the best way of dealing with tantrums -- are there some general
    guidelines?

    Probably the best advice is not to attempt to deal with or control a person
    who is having a tantrum.

    But how is this best done?

    -- Befuddled Friend


    Dear Befuddled: When a toddler is having a tantrum, one effective technique
    is to make a simple declarative statement, i.e., "You need to calm down
    now" -- accompanied by a calm, unflappable attitude.

    Once the tantrum is over, water or juice in a sippy cup should be offered,
    and a short discussion about behavior can commence.

    You are correct that it is fairly useless to try to intervene or control a
    person during a tantrum, but your friend is an adult, so you should explain
    how her behavior affects you.

    Say, "I feel bullied, and I want you to know that I don't like it. I'm
    giving you advance notice that when I feel you're out of control, I don't
    want to be around you, so the next time this happens, I'm going to have to
    leave."

    Then you have to prove you're true to your word..."

    </>



  15. #15
    George Leppla Guest

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    I was once talking with a lady at a reservation center when I hiccupped into
    the phone. She laughed and I apologized. She went on to tell me that
    wasn't the worst thing she heard on the phone by a long shot. Seems some
    people think nothing of taking their phone into the bathroom with
    them.......

    George L


  16. #16
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Eating on the phone?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:


    >
    > > But Bill Collectors are the scum of
    > > the earth. And they're almost always aggressive and disrespectful


    > How do you know they aren't aggressive and disrespectful Martians?
    >
    > And if a bill you owe has gone to collection, do they owe you respect?


    Yes, they do. Some of these debts are disputed. Some people incur
    large medical or legal debts that simply cannot be paid. Some people
    are in the process of filing bankruptcy. There are laws forbidding
    overly aggressive collection tactics.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  17. #17
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Eating on the phone?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Sqwertz wrote:

    >
    > >
    > > > But Bill Collectors are the scum of
    > > > the earth. And they're almost always aggressive and disrespectful

    >
    > > How do you know they aren't aggressive and disrespectful Martians?
    > >
    > > And if a bill you owe has gone to collection, do they owe you respect?

    >
    > Yes, they do. Some of these debts are disputed. Some people incur
    > large medical or legal debts that simply cannot be paid. Some people
    > are in the process of filing bankruptcy. There are laws forbidding
    > overly aggressive collection tactics.


    Is eating on the phone an overly aggressive collection tactic?

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  18. #18
    John Kane Guest

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    On Oct 7, 12:27*pm, Gloria P <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > And if a bill you owe has gone to collection, do they owe you respect?


    No as long as you agree that anyone caught parking illegally is
    deseving of having their car sent to the crusher. And anyone smoking
    in public is deserving of being spat upon.

    John Kane Kingston ON Canada




  19. #19
    George Leppla Guest

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    I never understood this telephone stuff. I own the phone and I pay for the
    service. If someone calls me and they are rude or I don't want to talk with
    them, I say good-bye and hang up.

    I use my phone on my terms. I'm polite, but hey, it is my dime so I make
    the rules.

    George L


  20. #20
    hahabogus Guest

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    "George Leppla" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected] on Oct Wed 2009 02:52 pm

    > I never understood this telephone stuff. I own the phone and I pay
    > for the service. If someone calls me and they are rude or I don't
    > want to talk with them, I say good-bye and hang up.
    >
    > I use my phone on my terms. I'm polite, but hey, it is my dime so I
    > make the rules.
    >
    > George L
    >
    >


    I don't tend to eat on the phone as it would get messy and the buttons would be hard to push.

    Or I'd lose my balance and fall off spilling food all over.

    --
    Is that your nose, or are you eatting a banana? -Jimmy Durante



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