Category Archives: annoying

Font Foolishness

Many years ago, before the digital age, there was a clever mechanical way to make small adhesive labels. It was made by Dymo, and I own one. It provided a very convenient way to identify stuff. And that, alone, was … Continue reading

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Digital Printing Can Hurt You

If you are not a frequent user of printed products you may be in trouble when you need to reprint something old. If all you have is a mechanical (pasted up board) it is practically worthless. Commercial printers today require … Continue reading

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Lack of Service From Verizon

Forget about trying to reach Verizon. I called their 800 number today and there was a one-hour wait in the queue. How can people get service under such circumstances? Yet they still want me to pay my bill on time.

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Making an Appointment

Have you ever called to make an appointment and and be sent to going around in circles? The other day I called my periodontist for a hygiene (teeth cleaning) appointment. The receptionist responded with “When would you like to come … Continue reading

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Customer Service Mixed Results

First, the bad part, then the good part. Recently, I purchased a gas barbecue grill at Lowe’s in Rosedale, NY. I needed a grill that would run on natural gas. The staff member that assisted me stated that the grills … Continue reading

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Ay Nother

Lately, I’ve been listening regularly to MSNBC on cable to keep up with all of the breaking news. I am disappointed at how many on staff there say “ay-nother” instead of “an-other.” It bothers me almost as much as those … Continue reading

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Asterick

The “sk” combination is difficult for many people to pronounce. That is why they say asterick instead of asterisk. It may also be the reason some people say axe (or aks) instead of ask. However, while researching these words, I … Continue reading

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