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It sounds like "Amateur Hour" redux. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:24 AM (0 replies)

The best is yet to come!

It's really great you remember the detail of the day you met - I'm sure many cannot recall those specifics.
It helps if it was on a day memorable in and of itself - ex. a holiday or birthday, etc.

Keep on keeping on!
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Apr 7, 2015, 03:10 PM (0 replies)

He said "Take a look". OMG. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Apr 7, 2015, 02:25 AM (0 replies)

Apparently scammers have actually been filing false tax returns with Ohio

in order to get refunds before the legitimate taxpayer.

I did read online in the last week or so of someone who found his identity had been stolen in order to get the legitimate refund. - CAn't recall if it was here on DU or on my facebook page.

I don't know what criteria the State of Ohio is using. I'm wondering if a return prepared by a registered tax preparer would not have to go through this hoop-jump.

Perhaps in this case it might just be better to "go along to get along" in order to get the refund processed.

The best answer is to not overpay state or federal taxes in the first place. - Keep the money without giving federal or state governments access to it.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Apr 6, 2015, 02:52 PM (2 replies)

May you continue with many good moments/days, Steve. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Apr 6, 2015, 02:05 PM (0 replies)

I don't mind an unbiased survey, but hate the "push pull" type, and will

discontinue if I have an inkling it's that type.

Had a call recently for a political survey where she asked me an Either/or question re our current governor, a Republican, who may become a Presidential candidate. I had already asked who sponsored the survey and was told she couldn't reveal. "Either/or" questions are just looking for points to tally, rather than truly seeking the opinion of the person called. An unbiased survey would often ask for opinions on a scale, ex. "1 to 10", etc. and even reasons for the answer. I quickly terminated the call.

Getting someone can to complete a telephone survey can be tough, but cold sales calls must be even tougher. However, my time is of some value, if only to myself.

Over 50 years ago, my first job out of college was traveling the country for a major consumer manufacturing company, conducting in- person surveys on their products. It was a completely different time - most women were at home, tending to their baby boomer children, and visitors to their home were trusted. That type of work could never be done in the same way now. For that reason I am willing to co-operate with unbiased surveys, but quickly shut down those with an agenda.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Apr 6, 2015, 02:33 AM (0 replies)

Phone calls that presume because one is a senior, one must be lonely and

want to connect with anyone who dials their number.

While it may be true that I am by myself quite a bit of the time, I keep well-enough occupied between computer functions, interacting with those I choose and not some random voice who is calling for his/her own aggrandizement.

Phone call the other day asked in the second sentence whether I had secondary insurance to Medicare. I stopped him right there -in a polite tone- told him I had no reason or intention of replying and was going to terminate the conversation, and to please not call me again.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Apr 5, 2015, 05:15 PM (2 replies)

Many stores/businesses want your zip code.

I understand why - in a broad sense- but I also understand the question is for their marketing purpose, not for the customer's purpose.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Apr 5, 2015, 05:00 PM (2 replies)

Honey Maid Cinnamon Crisp grahams - they're the best.

One or two before bedtime, with a little peanut butter.
That's wholesome.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 05:17 PM (1 replies)

Then, Maybe I should say-

I've never been asked.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 05:06 PM (0 replies)
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