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Ron Obvious

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Name: Ron
Gender: Male
Home country: Middle Earth
Current location: Seattle
Member since: Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:37 PM
Number of posts: 5,994

About Me

I got the nickname Ron Obvious because -- in addition to being a huge Python fan -- my name really is Ron and I used to start sentences with \"Obviously\" a lot. Obviously, that\'s no longer a problem.

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"Good lawd, what kind of country are we that an 89 y.o. has to work to make ends meet"

God, exactly! That's exactly what I think when I read stories like this which are almost uniformly presented as feel-good stories.

I'm sure most elderly people would prefer to stay home and visit their grandkids rather than deliver pizzas, work at McDonalds, or be Walmart Greeters. Those are NOT feel-good stories; they're an indictment of our society.

Just got a scam call purporting to be from Amazon

The call was from an 1-888 number. A recording told me of suspicious activity on my Amazon account -- a $795 order of a new iPhone. In order to dispute this charge, I was to stay on the line to talk to a representative and ....

That's when I hung up.

I do have an Amazon account which I use a fair bit, but I checked and there are no alerts or suspicious activities and no iPhones have been ordered, nor were any emails sent.

A scam, obviously, and my second of the day but this was a new one.

There will be a $75 non-refundable deposit for your dog...

If it's not refundable it's not a bloody deposit, is it? It's a fee!

Stop abusing the English language, dammit!
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