Teh Squeaky Wheel
Well that’s an unexpected furry protein in teh pasta.
Got a particularly stupid email from “Bernie”, one of the Evil Board Members at HH-A HOA yesterday. Bernie is -- according to his Facebook page -- about my age, originally from Yonkers NY, was a credit collections manager for many years before obtaining a Masters in English and is currently a Los Angeles Unified English teacher.
If you assumed he writes extremely poorly, you would be correct. (Bonus points if you also assumed he thinks we’re stupid ’cause we’re roofers.)
I suspect he considers himself a badass.
A polite, über-terse, responsive and completely non-helpful email reply will be sent to him -- and his numerous “cc”s -- about 05:45 his time in hopes it’ll be the piss in his cornflakes this morning. 👿
Jim did contact a lawbaw yesterday; I’ll learn more today, I reckon.
In the meantime, have much stuff to do along with continued CA Building Code research. Bah!
Wow, pasta-hotdog abomination……….
Hi, Fatwa -- good morning, GN. Re: Bernie, I’m sure all English teachers consider themselves badasses -- it’s like a prerequisite for the job.
I was reading the Raider’s statement that only vaccinated people can attend their games in Las Vegas. A few things struck me.
If I was still a fan, I’d be mightily miffed about this.
It’s pretty clear that those in charge are doing everything they can to not just force you to get vaccinated, but to prove to anyone that asks that you are vaccinated. Caste system, anyone?
Wading through some Australian govt docs on the building of their quarantine detention center, one of the helpful FAQs is “What will the hub be used for after the covid-19 pandemic is over?” and it made me laugh because if there’s one thing that is apparent it’s that the pandemic will never be over.
Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Thanks to Mac’s thread pic, we now know that spaghetti does not grow on trees, like the BBC wants us to believe, but instead comes from gerbils.
I think it was TCM channel that played an old B&W documentary short someone had made to air on April 1st. It was a visit to a spaghetti farm in Italy where happy peasants gathered the spaghetti from the trees during the harvest. I saved it and showed it to Elena without warning her. It had her confused for a bit. It was worth the pain.
It was well done.Looked like the fifties or sixties, when short films were common, had the voice over and sounded natural and real.
I think this was it.
Many of you, I’m sure, will have seen pictures of the vast spaghetti plantations in the Po valley.
Oh, yes, of course, quite.
Duh, I missed your BBC reference, you already knew about this. Sorry, brain atrophy.
That’s okay, you posted the link to the video and I got to watch it again!
I woke up way too early this morning, but I zoomed through work last night; everything went as “well” as it could. I even managed to complete yesterday’s route sheet update before the papers arrived. (and I only made 3 mistakes which I fixed after I got back.
Still haven’t joined a monero mining pool, but I’m looking into it. It’s about 11:30 am, so I guess I got enough sleep actually, now that I think about it.
I’m trying to think of something productive to do with the day, but it escapes me.
Hi, Sven, Paddy and dv8 (and Harper!!1!)!
As of about an hour ago, we have an attorney on the case. (He’s the guy we should have had 15+ years ago; very sharp and a freakin’ bulldog.)
I’m sure all English teachers consider themselves badasses — it’s like a prerequisite for the job.
Yesterday’s email from Bernie:
I am the recipient of your bill for $12,050.00. Were any parts of this bill related to the buildings of punctured A/C Unit pipes [JimCo] caused?Furthermore, why are you billing us for something a year old? We find this very peculiar at best.Please respond to me by email only.
I am the recipient of your bill for $12,050.00. Were any parts of this bill related to the buildings of punctured A/C Unit pipes [JimCo] caused?
Furthermore, why are you billing us for something a year old? We find this very peculiar at best.
Please respond to me by email only.
Note the shit grammar and ham-fisted attempt to indict JimCo.
In response to your 08/17/21 queries re our invoice #XXXXX:1) The invoice is very clear, as is the cover letter which accompanied it.2) Because we are within our rights to do so.
In response to your 08/17/21 queries re our invoice #XXXXX:
1) The invoice is very clear, as is the cover letter which accompanied it.
2) Because we are within our rights to do so.
There were around 8 “cc”s on it, including some attorney specializing in HOAs.
Fark ’em all.
I love #2. I bet there was a comma after “so” followed by “you asshole” that you deleted.
…buildings of punctured A/C Unit pipes…
Where to begin…
Maybe offer a referral to a translator if his English is deficient? It is a hard language to learn.
That has worked well for me when dealing with arrogant PhuDs.
Anyone remember the excess rains in the 90’s that caused problems with the North Carolina marshmallow crop?
AAAAAAAAAAnd…….. We’re back on teh wheel without TOR.