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RE: Incredibly Rude People

OP here again. I think part of the problem here is young day workers being housed here by their employers for a certain length of time. Since they aren't personally paying rent they feel they can do whatever they want. If they become totally incorrigible they'll be evicted, although management may be slow in doing so (more concern for the noisy offenders rather than the decent residents). :S
mr. ed 05/21/23 09:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Incredibly Rude People

OP here. I run a box fan near my bed at night which helps a little. However, when neighbors get out of hand the gentle whirring noise of the fan isn't enough. Another source of contention is the fact most hotels/motels allow dogs. I've had situations where certain breeds of dogs will bark and howl all day until their owners return(may be one reason I prefer cats). Virtually all hotel/motel businesses now allow pets. Years ago, that policy was rare. Oh well, nothing can be done about rude people or pets. How I wish I was full time RVing again! But it's not going to happen any time soon.
mr. ed 05/20/23 09:31am Around the Campfire
Incredibly Rude People

It never fails to amaze me how some people can be so incredibly rude and disrespectful of others. Following a stroke, I was forced to leave full time Rving and live in various long term hotels. They are able to furnish handicap accessible rooms, which I’ve needed for the past 9 years. I’ve never wanted to live in an apartment type of atmosphere, knowing that I would need to put up with disrespectful people at times, but I had no choice.. It’s 2 AM Saturday morning. I got out of bed to heed the call of nature, when I heard a large “raucous” party going on further down the hall. Although they aren’t my immediate neighbors, I decided to go to the front desk to let the night manager know about it. It’s just my way to assist other residents who may be afraid to confront the rude group in that location (I won’t tolerate people who act like idiots). The manager was able to speak to them (she spoke in Spanish, but thinks they’re Portuguese). At any rate, she got through to them. I’m surprised that no one else complained (maybe out of fear of retaliation). When I was full time Rving I rarely had any problem with noisy neighbors as Rvers generally respect each other. There’s no chance that I’ll be in the physical condition to return to Rving. I’ll just need to keep adjusting to this unfortunate circumstance the best I can. Thanks for letting me rant on this forum. I hope the rest of you are enjoying peace and quiet. :)
mr. ed 05/20/23 01:55am Around the Campfire
RE: T-Mobile Gripes

OP here. On a POSITIVE note, I'd like to say that T-Mobile's service has been very good thus far, plus their customer service people have been very courteous and helpful when I had questions (and, I think they're US based). Additionally, I like my Samsung Galaxy A14 5G phone; quite an upgrade from my old Samsung J3 model.
mr. ed 05/09/23 06:35am Technology Corner
RE: T-Mobile Gripes

OP here. I agree with all the comments. I just kick myself for not sticking with Verizon, where I had been for years, and paying only $35/month for good service. As I get older (almost 79 now), my thinking ability isn't quite as sharp; besides, having had a stroke doesn't help. I'll just need to chalk this up as a bad experience and continue living my life as well as I can. Thanks for all the comments. :C
mr. ed 05/08/23 09:11am Technology Corner
T-Mobile Gripes

I signed up for T-Mobile 2 months ago. The service is good, but I feel i was conned by the store employee when he gave me some false info. I was told I would receive a free Samsung Galaxy A14 5G smartphone. I got the phone and even though I wasn't technically paying for it, I learned it was being paid off gradually in small increments, and wouldn't be totally free and unlocked for 2 years. That's an interesting ploy to keep a customer on their plan for 2 years. The store employee never mentioned this. I do understand now why they do this. It's reasonable to assume that a person could sign up for the service, get the phone, and then cancel and keep the phone. 2nd Gripe. According to their advertising, I expected to receive a gift card after signing up. Nothing happened. Upon asking customer service what was going on I was informed that I needed to sign up for a higher cost plan ($20 more/month). Ihis was never mentioned in their advertising, nor by their employee. My current plan is sufficient for my needs, and paying #20 more/month would effectively negate the gift card (worth $200). I'm usually more careful when dealing with businesses, and don't usually get scammed. I let my guard down on this one, although I do understand why T-Mobile has this practice. I would have stayed with my previous carrier (Verizon), where I was paying only $35/month for generally good service, but my smart phone was getting pretty old and I t6hought getting a free phone from another cell company was a good idea. LESSON LEARNED. BTW, the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is a great device, and I'm happy with that, at least. Plus the T-Mobile cell service is also working well. I'll just continue on and won't let a simple error ruin my life. :C
mr. ed 05/07/23 10:59am Technology Corner
Just Switched from Verizon to T-Mobile

I’ve been a satisfied Verizon Wireless customer for many years. However, lately I’ve had trouble calling out during the early morning hours; then, after a while, everything would return to normal. Being handicapped, and needing phone service 24/7, I found that situation unsatisfactory. I tried giving Verizon a chance to fix the issue, but it was never completed satisfactorily. I’m also not pleased that they have given over their stores to some company named TCC. They don’t provide service there, and when I asked about the possibility of buying a new phone, I was advised to go to Walmart or Best Buy, since it would cost less. Additionally, since I already ported over my number to the new phone, They told me my monthly bill would double. Some nerve! :M Well, that did it! I immediately drove to a T-Mobile store nearby and signed up for their service. As part of the deal, I was given a new Samsung Galaxy A14 5G smart phone, plus a $200 gift card. Now, I’m no fool. I realize they're not going to lose any money. Anyhow, I’m very happy with the new phone, I get a stronger signal than Verizon in my apartment, and I can finally make calls without worrying if it’s going to work (I now see more bars in the signal strength meter than I ever did with Verizon). The phone is a 2023 model, and will receive updates for at least the next 4 years (it’s already running Android 13). My previous phone was a Samsung J3, which was a number of years old but still worked pretty well even though the signal strength usually hovered around 1 or 2 bars. So, I hope I made a good choice. Time will tell.
mr. ed 03/29/23 04:56pm Technology Corner
RE: car warranty companies

Doesn't Toyota offer their own service contracts? I wouldn't buy third party. I have bought Mopar service contracts. The good thing about them is they will give you a prorated refund on unused time if you cancel. I hadn't considered that. Thanks for the reminder. What always concerns me about warranties is that these outfits will try to find a way to deny the claim, and then the hassle begins. It's a crooked world out there! ;)
mr. ed 02/25/23 10:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Prostate problems

Doc subscribed 5mg Cialis daily for me, said is was good for the prostrate blood flow and often used for an enlarged prostrate. Google it. Extra benefit in there also. Interesting. I'm already taking a blood thinner (Eliquis), so that may help with the blood flow through the prostate (?).
mr. ed 02/22/23 07:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: car warranty companies

Thanks for the replies. I guess my intuition regarding these businesses was correct. My vehicle has less than 15k miles on it, and being a Toyota, I believe it won't need any serious repairs for a while. :C
mr. ed 02/22/23 07:17pm Around the Campfire
car warranty companies

My 2019 ToyotaSienna is recently out of new vehicle warranty, and I’m wondering if any of you folks have experience with any of these businesses. I’m very skeptical about the business practices of these outfits, and would like to hear from those who use these entities, such as Car Shield. What are your thoughts or experiences? Thanks in advance. Ed
mr. ed 02/22/23 12:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Prostate problems

OP here. My urine stream seems to be improving somewhat. Besides trying to eat healthy, I'm taking a daily multivitamin , extra vitamin D3 and vitamin C, plus fish oil. Maybe my routine is helping, but I can't be sure. Anyhow, whatever the cause, I'm glad to see some improvement. :)
mr. ed 02/17/23 07:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Verizon or T-Mobile

I've been a Verizon customer for years, and I'm generally happy with the service Recently, I had an occasional problem where I would dial a number, but the call wouldn't go through. Instead, the phone would just hang up. I brought my phone to the local Verizon store, and the tech knew right away what the problem was. He changed the SIM card, and it appears all is OK now.:C
mr. ed 02/17/23 06:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Health rant

Travelnutz, I'm happy to hear both you and your wife are doing well at 80 yrs old. I'm less than 2 years away from that number, and I'm doing well, also. I hope, when I reach 80 I'll be doing as well as both of you. Although I'm handicapped from a stroke, I manage to live a fairly normal life. :)
mr. ed 01/26/23 09:34am Around the Campfire
Movie Recommendation

Occasionally I like to watch a good movie on the Internet, especially if I can find one without objectionable language (not easy to do nowadays, unless it's a G rated kids movie). If you have time on your hands, and you're hankering for a good movie, I'd like to recommend the following "I Dreamed of Africa". It's free on Based on a true story, Kim Basinger plays a lead role. Acting is excellent throughout, and you'll be treated to some nice African scenery. I won't go into detail on the plot, but would like to add there's no bad language and one very brief nudity scene, but nothing pornographic. I'd rate it PG. One more thing: have a box of tissues handy if you're especially sensitive, like me.
mr. ed 01/23/23 12:59pm Around the Campfire

Throughout the pandemic, I declined getting any shots. I just used reasonable safety precautions, and have remained healthy. I just didn't trust having such a new, rushed medication injected into my body. As a matter of fact, I've never come down with any kind of flu or even a common cold throughout that time. :C
mr. ed 01/13/23 08:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Health rant

Eccl 9:11, "I have seen something further under the sun, that the swift do not always win the race, nor do the mighty win the battle, nor do the wise always have the food, nor do the intelligent always have the riches, nor do those with knowledge always have success, because time and unexpected events overtake them all." How true, those words. I had been happily full time RVing for many years when a sudden stroke took me out of the picture 9 years ago. I was feeling great all those years full timing. It was a beautiful life that couldn't be matched living in a brick and mortar dwelling. Yes, the closing words of the quote mentioned above, "unexpected events", apply to all of us.
mr. ed 01/13/23 08:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Happy Holidays

"Bah, humbug" Miss my full-timing due to a sudden physical handicap! (Almost 9 years now) :M
mr. ed 12/31/22 08:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Replica of One of the First Cars (18th century)

Being steam, it could probably pull quite a bit. At 2 MPH you'd get there faster walking. Look where that beginning has brought us. Yep, pretty torquey, I guess. You'd be the center of attention pulling into an RV park, towing your RV. Maybe if a tranny with several forward gears were implemented, you could travel at highway speeds!:R
mr. ed 12/22/22 09:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Arctic Blast

Yep, it's coming to Amarillo overnight. Lows will be a few degrees below zero; high tomorrow, a balmy 10 above (just perfect for a picnic). To make it worse, strong winds will be added to the mix (Amarillo has the distinction of having the highest average winds in the U.S., or so I've read). I can't imagine what the wind chill temp would be, but wouldn't be surprised if it's below zero. At least no snow is forecast. :) I plan to stay indoors the entire day. I had the foresight to buy enough groceries and water so that I wouldn't have to go outside. The good thing is, by the weekend there will be a warming trend, perhaps hitting 60 on Sunday. :C
mr. ed 12/21/22 03:44pm Around the Campfire
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