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A warning for you and any of your friends who may be regular customers to Tesco's.
Over the last couple of weeks I have become the victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get some shopping turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you!
Here's how the scam works.....
Two seriously good looking late teen/early twenty-something year old girls come over to your car as you are loading your shopping into the boot. They both start wiping your windscreen with a rag and windowlene, with their cleavage almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to have a good butchers. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say "No" and instead ask you for a lift to another shopping centre. You agree and they get in the back seat.
On the way, they start having sex with each other, which is very visible in your rear view mirror. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and performs oral on you, while the other one steals your wallet.
I had my wallet stolen on October the 14th, 19th and 21st, twice on the 24th and 26th, three times on the 28th, twice just yesterday, and very likely again this upcoming weekend.
Please pass this message on to all the men you know to warn them about this scam.
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Don't you just love it when you phone a call centre and they say "Sorry sir, I cannot tell you that, we are resisted by the data protection act."
Some time ago an elderly lady that lives near me was having trouble with a Sevice Provider company. Despite telling the by phone and recorded delivery mail that she no longer required their service, they continued to send her bills. After several months of her phoning them to tell them that she had cancelled the service and getting nowhere, the finally gave her 7 days notice of court proceedings.
This threat stressed the lady so much, she stood on my doorstep crying holding the letter. I told her not to worry and leave it to me. I then phoned the company, how told me they could not discuss the matter with me, as I was not the account holder.
I told them, "I do not wish to discuss the matter, I'm going to tell them the sitution.". I told her the full story include the distress her company had now placed on a 87 year old lady.
"I'm sorry sir, I cannot discuss the matter with you. It's the Data Protection Act, you know."
The red mist descends...
"Ah! Right, I'm glad you mentioned the Data Protection Act, because it clearly states that you are responsible and legally required to ensure that all information stored electronically about idividuals must be correct and up-to-date as possible, and yours clearly isn't, is it!?"
Well, her reply just about sums her company up. "Ermm a hummm errrrr...."
I interupted her 'humming' and finished by telling her, we would be more than happy to see her company in court and if they continue to harrass Mrs X, we would be counter-suing
Never heard anything again. Needless to say the company doesn't exist anymore either.
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I've had similar experiences with cable TV companies, trash disposal services, and even electric companies. You sign up once, but you have to disconnect 2-3 times before you are finally gone from their system. In fact, I've always felt that Comcast is like the Hotel California. You can leave them, leave town, leave the state, but they'll continue to bill you forever
Sometimes you don't even need to be register with these companies in the first place. T'other year I received a letter from Scottish Power, saying that I owed them around £4000 but they where so generous that they had reduced it to something closer to £2500. I initially thought it was some scam, but it turns out that they had actually made a massive c***-up. They thought that I had been a customer of theirs for the last year and that I had not made any payments.
It's true that I'd not made any payments, but neither I nor anyone in the house has ever been with Scottish Power. The previous owners may have been but that was over a decade ago.
IMO - if you don't agree with the world using oil, don't use it or it's by-products.
Maybe they could set an example by not using it - show the world we don't need it - rather than just causing a general nuisance.
If the world stopped using oil tomorrow there would be pandemonium.
Of course this is just my own opinion - one I'm sure you'll disagree with also
I don't think what is called for a "total" stop to using resources like Oil, but a preferred decline, and a more increase in renewable. Hard part is ( like already mentioned) it's like an addiction. this is 2010, I don't see why we should be clinging to " old ways" when there is new and more efficient ways to do things.
I have a respect for green peace, they ask for a better more responsible world. I have yet to see what the oil (and the rest) companies do that betters us.
For the Record, I walk, bike, inline skate to where I need to go, and for other distances I take the bus ( yes it uses gas / oil, however it's more like 'car pooling"). I try to live as energy efficient as possible as I want to keep something beautiful my for children's children.
For those that bash Environmentalists, My question is this; would you live in a slum? would you live among filth, dirt and grim, breathing in toxic fumes, drinking water where it's not clear but has a foggy or colored look to it? Do you mind looking at garbage on the street, or eat tainted food and getting sick from it? If you can answer this question in a serious, non judgmental than I would like to know what is Hypocritical...
just my two timbits worth, and just a comment ( not a fight), though I would like to see people's answers to this question above.
Those are my principles, if you don't like them… I have others.
I don't think what is called for a "total" stop to using resources like Oil, but a preferred decline, and a more increase in renewable.
Actually I totally agree with declining dependence on oil - oil will run out eventually.
But, the whole world functions on oil, it's all geared up for oil - and as far as I can see oil will not run out in my lifetime (finding new reservoirs every day, and they have yet to go into the Arctic, which they will do eventually).
I don't think Greenpeace, however good their intentions are, will change anything by chaining themselves up to a drilling rig putting their own lives, and other peoples lives at risk.
The thing that will change our dependence on oil will be market forces, when the oil costs too much to bring it out of the ground they will stop searching for it, and stop using it.
For those that bash Environmentalists, My question is this; would you live in a slum?
I also like to ask this of Environmentalists, because although oil may not be the cleanest way of producing energy, it has enabled many of advancements in modern technology that we have today.
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I'm trying to use public transport to get to work tomorrow. It is simply not possible at any useful times. Trains from near where I live to near where I work do not run for an hour and a half around when I would need to leave in the morning. I have never quite worked out how to get the bus to work, it is at best 4 different buses, and an hour and a half for a 20 to 30 minute car journey (and to go by train would require a bus at one end and a 40 minute walk at the other). And of course the cost is far greater than going by car.
My wife tries to use the bus to get to work, there is one that runs half hourly through our village to near where she works however quite often a bus will not turn up and the next may not turn up either. Obviously this causes some problems.
I have no problem with a sensible approach to making where we live a nicer place, or stopping making it a crapper one.
I do have a problem with Greenpeace in particular, although this could be because I was thrown out of one of their meetings as a 17 year old (my girlfriend was a member and the meeting was in a house over the street, I was supposed to be waiting not participating). Getting ejected by an irate hippy in a baggy jumper and big beard because I questioned some of what they said seems to have tainted me against them for some reason.
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