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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/13/2017 9:18:26 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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So Stalker Girl goes over Open Cork to meet with Pocahontas Girl and her "sister", whom you may recall came over for dinner with a guy we discovered to be muslim after the other guest and I began talking about Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates

SG has to take Uber home and I have to wake her up in the morning.



Sg: Uhhhhhh...you should have come over

Me: I have to work today. Is Sabrina still seeing that muslim guy?

Sg: Yes, they moved in together.

Me: Has she converted yet?

Sg: Yes, she's vegetarian and everything.

Me: But you were at a wine bar?




This is what you call a Jack Muslim

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/13/2017 9:29:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

So Stalker Girl goes over Open Cork to meet with Pocahontas Girl and her "sister", whom you may recall came over for dinner with a guy we discovered to be muslim after the other guest and I began talking about Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates

SG has to take Uber home and I have to wake her up in the morning.



Sg: Uhhhhhh...you should have come over

Me: I have to work today. Is Sabrina still seeing that muslim guy?

Sg: Yes, they moved in together.

Me: Has she converted yet?

Sg: Yes, she's vegetarian and everything.

Me: But you were at a wine bar?




This is what you call a Jack Muslim

OMG - does vegetarian mean the chick-pea diet?

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/13/2017 9:56:26 PM   
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For Orthodox Legumians . . . yes.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/14/2017 6:09:49 PM   
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I found an entity MORE annoying than the HOA...no, it's not CAIR...it's Alamo Rental Car

So, while I was out fishing in Maui, some baaaahstard stole my Charger from Alamo Here we are 6 months later, State Farm finally settles with Alamo for $20,833...seems like more than generous if you ask me. Seems like Alamo got a new car for free.

So today the chick from Alamo calls me on a "courtesy" call.


Chick from Alamo: Mr. Mandrake, as a courtesy we wanted to let you know that State farm does not cover "fees" related to the loss.

Me: Fees? <corporate reaming antennae go up> What kind of fees?

Chick from Alamo: Well, the good news we are waving the deprecation adjustment fee and the Hawaii state tax.

Me: Tax? Do you mean to tell me there is a tax when your car gets stolen in Hawaii?

Chick from Alamo: Yes, but we are waving that.

Me: WOW! Christmas comes early for old Mandrake. I'm guessing there is something else.

Chick from Alamo: Yes, that's why I am calling as a courtesy. The loss of use fee is $575.

Me: LOSS OF USE? I was the one who had to hitch a ride. Seems to me we have a different understanding of the word "courtesy"

Chick from Alamo: There is no need to be sarcastic, sir. I'm just trying to help.

Me: Seems to me we have a different understanding of the word "help" as well. <awkward pause on purpose...this makes people nervous...good technique>

Chick from Alamo: OK, I can reduce the loss of use fee to $275 but that is all I can do. Plus your $100 comprehensive deductible.

Me: Doesn't "comprehensive" mean everything? ......


We go around like this in circles...I ask for the corporate customer service number. Well, at least I got out of the Hawaii state tax for having your car stolen. That's something right there.


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/14/2017 6:26:27 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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By the end I felt sorry for her. How would like that job? Calling people who had their rental car stolen and telling them Alamo was going to charge them for having their car stolen.


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/14/2017 6:51:26 PM   
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If I had that job, I don't think it would be reasonable of me to expect any response other than rage or sarcasm from the people that I'm calling.

Scattershooting:

Not an accountant, but how can you be charged for the depreciation in the car's value that Alamo can still claim? . . . in addition to the net loss (depreciated value of car - reimbursement) that they can already claim.
The loss of use fee is priceless.
You should be able offset their fees with your own blood pressure increase fee (BPI) or hulk anger shredded clothes adjustment fee (HASCA)

Still, hard gig to get up in the morning for. I will take a moment of silence in appreciation of my 8 bosses.



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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/14/2017 7:58:29 PM   
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Send them a bill for 'Aggravation Fee', then offer to waive half of it due to them being a sentient being.
Seriously, doesn't Alamo have an imprint of your credit card? So they could charge you and hope you don't notice it.

I suppose that somewhere, sometime, someone figured out that he/she could make money by renting a car and reporting it stolen. Hence the nuisance fee.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/14/2017 8:30:09 PM   
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Simple answer.

Prepare a counter bill of your own that dwarfs theirs and offer to call it even if they agree to wave theirs.

Otherwise threaten to take them to small claims court over it.

Your bill should include at the least:

Inconvenience fee: It was THEIR vehicle that was stolen out from under you, forcing you to suffer great inconvenience.

Nuisance fee: For enduring the nuisance of having to find another way home.

Unreliability fee: They rented you a vehicle that was obviously easily stealable.

Lack of warning fee: They failed to alert you to the danger of car thieves in their rental area.

It is possible to make this go on ad infinitum....

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/14/2017 9:18:14 PM   
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quote:

I found an entity MORE annoying than the HOA...no, it's not CAIR...it's Alamo Rental Car


It's pronounced " A·lo·ha Rental Car "

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/15/2017 12:06:41 AM   
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I ran into similar with Thrifty a couple years ago. At contract time, they wanted extra money for 'Breakdown Coverage'. Never heard of that one before so I asked. It's in case the car breaks down. Without the coverage I would have to pay for towing, fixing, etc. Never mind if they rented me a dud car in the first place - I would still be on the hook.

I told the clerk that if she wanted my business, she would have to include this coverage at no charge. Of course she couldn't. So I went over to the next counter (Enterprise) and got a car from them.

Budget, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo are all doing what the airlines are doing - zapping you with extra fees. So they no longer get my business.

At least Enterprise was still reasonable when I last rented a car.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/15/2017 3:02:29 AM   
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[Parachutes into this conversation] I have had good luck with Enterprise. The fact that the founder served on the Big E in The Big One just seals the deal.

I had a recent run-in with Diner's Club. The other day I noticed that my card had expired and since I hadn't received a new card, I called them to find out about the address. Sure enough, they sent it to an obsolete PO box address which I thought I had changed online months ago. Anyway, they got my new address from me and the gal who was actually American (unless they are really, really good at accent training in Bangalore) said I needed to talk to a loan officer before they sent me a new card.

Loan Officer: Mr. Cody, what is your income, blah, blah, blah, blah?
Me: [Answers.]
Loan Officer: What is the U.S. address for your credit report?
Me: No idea. I haven't lived in the U.S. for over 13 years.
LO: We can't send you a new credit card until I can pull up your credit report.
Me: YOU are my U.S. credit report. I have no other U.S. credit card. I have no loans or other debt. Anything on that report is going to be related to Diner's Club.
LO: Well, I can't send you a new card unless I have that report.
Me: Let me get this straight. I've used your card since 1998. ["Yes, thank you for being a member that long."] I've charged hundreds of thousands of dollars on your card. I've paid the monthly bill on time as you can see from my records. Now you're telling me you can't renew my card since you don't have my U.S. credit report?
LO: Mr. Cody, we have procedures we have to follow.
Me: How about I talk to your supervisor before you give up on a 19-year customer?
LO: During that last hold I talked to my supervisor. He is with me.
Me: Sayonara, sucker.

Cheers,
CC

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/15/2017 6:05:35 AM   
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Commander Cody-just one question? What's this 'Diner's Club' of which you speak?















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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/15/2017 6:54:25 AM   
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quote:

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Commander Cody-just one question? What's this 'Diner's Club' of which you speak?















Heh. That's me from now on. No word of mouth promotion of that particular credit card any more. Fortunately, the Korean banking system recently entered the 20th Century and for the last couple of years I've been able to use a Korean card for all my internet transactions. Diners can, shall we say, osculate my hirsute melanin-challenged posterior.

Cheers,
CC

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/15/2017 2:57:02 PM   
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Enterprise a great carrier and car rental.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/15/2017 10:46:34 PM   
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It's because of laws that say cardholders must have a US address. You can move out of the US once they send you the card, but they don't ask for the card back.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/17/2017 2:19:35 PM   
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************August 8 1942(e)*************

Solomons: Uggh. Did not even spot these guys inbound.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Lunga at 114,138

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 3 damaged
Kittyhawk IA: 1 damaged
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Fuso
DD Yugure
DD Wakaba
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsuharu

Allied ground losses:
420 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 19
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 4

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/17/2017 2:20:35 PM   
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Or these

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Night Naval bombardment of Lunga at 114,138

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Takao
DD Sazanami
DD Yugiri
DD Kagero

Allied ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 8
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 4

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/17/2017 2:24:18 PM   
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Most of the 15 or so planes at Lunga were already damaged. Now some more are.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 80

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 11 damaged
Kittyhawk I: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 15
Runway hits 30

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/17/2017 2:25:25 PM   
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115 Betty sorties and they don't even bother to send Zeroes.
quote:

Afternoon Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 35

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 5 damaged
Kittyhawk I: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 20

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/17/2017 2:31:10 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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We attack Tulagi

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Afternoon Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
A6M3 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/17/2017 5:13:12 PM   
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Tulagi-shi vs Lunga United

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/17/2017 6:07:36 PM   
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We need to stir something up or Lunga United is going to close shop.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/17/2017 6:14:38 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

We need to stir something up or Lunga United is going to close shop.

Hire Jose Mourinho?

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/18/2017 6:48:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

We need to stir something up or Lunga United is going to close shop.

Hire Jose Mourinho?



What about that guy that bites everyone? Is he free?

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/18/2017 6:50:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

We need to stir something up or Lunga United is going to close shop.

Hire Jose Mourinho?



What about that guy that bites everyone? Is he free?

Mike Tyson? He gave that up and went into poultry farming.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/18/2017 6:50:35 PM   
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5 year old in for pre-kindergarten shots. Crying the whole time. Dad held him down for the shots.

5 year old after the shots: I'M CAWWING A YAWYER!

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/18/2017 7:10:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Zorch


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

We need to stir something up or Lunga United is going to close shop.

Hire Jose Mourinho?



What about that guy that bites everyone? Is he free?

Mike Tyson? He gave that up and went into poultry farming.


Luis Suarez. Somehow biting people became his go to move.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/18/2017 7:27:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

5 year old in for pre-kindergarten shots. Crying the whole time. Dad held him down for the shots.

5 year old after the shots: I'M CAWWING A YAWYER!



Did the kid want the entire bottle? or just beer.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/18/2017 7:48:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: MakeeLearn


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

5 year old in for pre-kindergarten shots. Crying the whole time. Dad held him down for the shots.

5 year old after the shots: I'M CAWWING A YAWYER!



Did the kid want the entire bottle? or just beer.


Jaegermeister. They are marketing to 5 year olds now.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 12/18/2017 8:11:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

We need to stir something up or Lunga United is going to close shop.

Hire Jose Mourinho?



What about that guy that bites everyone? Is he free?

Mike Tyson? He gave that up and went into poultry farming.


There goes the neighborhood...

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