Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2)

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Message 103604 - Posted: 19 Mar 2021, 18:10:09 UTC - in response to Message 103602.  

The returns process...........
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Message 103605 - Posted: 19 Mar 2021, 18:23:16 UTC - in response to Message 103602.  

Another case of they can't read/understand what is on the paper written in English?
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Message 103609 - Posted: 19 Mar 2021, 22:35:28 UTC - in response to Message 103605.  

Another case of they can't read/understand what is on the paper written in English?


I suspect carelessness. UK site and seller.
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Message 103611 - Posted: 20 Mar 2021, 3:55:27 UTC - in response to Message 103609.  

Another case of they can't read/understand what is on the paper written in English?


I suspect carelessness. UK site and seller.

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Message 103691 - Posted: 25 Mar 2021, 11:37:10 UTC

They say they are now sending me the correct lids and I get to keep the old ones that I probably don't have any jars to fit.

Is this a ploy to sell me some smaller jars and they then send me yet another size?

Grumble: They have also invited me to review the product. Presumably using my psychic powers as I haven't received it yet!
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Message 103693 - Posted: 25 Mar 2021, 18:01:10 UTC - in response to Message 103572.  

Wonderful, so you're a beta tester, risking your life.
I take it you would rather alpha-test SARS CoV-2.
I can probably avoid that. But if I take the vaccine it's definitely in me. I trust my immune system over an artificial injection. If it goes wrong, it goes wrong for most of the world. Without it, only a small proportion would have died.
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Message 103694 - Posted: 25 Mar 2021, 18:03:21 UTC - in response to Message 103602.  

Grumble: Ordered six 86mm lids for some jars we have. Today 6x56mm lids arrived. Checked email receipt and confirmed I had ordered the right size. Now negotiating returns procedure.
Glory: Ordered a 90 degree crowbar and got the standard gooseneck one. After the seller claimed they both do the same thing, Ebay took it back for free. That cost the seller two heavy postage fees.

Anyone know what on earth you're supposed to do with a gooseneck crowbar? The thing you're trying to lever off the other thing is in the way of the handle!
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Message 103695 - Posted: 25 Mar 2021, 19:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 103694.  
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Grumble: Ordered six 86mm lids for some jars we have. Today 6x56mm lids arrived. Checked email receipt and confirmed I had ordered the right size. Now negotiating returns procedure.
Glory: Ordered a 90 degree crowbar and got the standard gooseneck one. After the seller claimed they both do the same thing, Ebay took it back for free. That cost the seller two heavy postage fees.

Anyone know what on earth you're supposed to do with a gooseneck crowbar? The thing you're trying to lever off the other thing is in the way of the handle!


Best uses: Heavy prying, removing large nails

https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2015/05/13/whats-the-difference-demolition-tools
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Message 103698 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 1:13:28 UTC - in response to Message 103693.  

Wonderful, so you're a beta tester, risking your life.
I take it you would rather alpha-test SARS CoV-2.
I can probably avoid that.
That's what every name I typed in November through February said too. Just more overtime for me.
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Message 103702 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 12:44:02 UTC

Grumble: Other half sent a cake in post to friends in Sweden. Over a month later it has been returned with a label saying, "Incomplete customs declaration." She was told when taking it to post office, nothing else was needed.

Glory: Correct sized lids arrived today, now to see if we have any jars to fit the small ones.
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Message 103704 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 12:56:15 UTC - in response to Message 103698.  

Okay, this morbid humor stops here. Any next infractions will be dealt with accordingly.
Goes for Peter as well.
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Message 103708 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 18:44:01 UTC - in response to Message 103704.  

Okay, this morbid humor stops here. Any next infractions will be dealt with accordingly.
What humour?

Goes for Peter as well.
You say that like I might be allowed extra.
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Message 103709 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 18:45:39 UTC - in response to Message 103702.  

Grumble: Other half sent a cake in post to friends in Sweden. Over a month later it has been returned with a label saying, "Incomplete customs declaration." She was told when taking it to post office, nothing else was needed.
Wow, a customs declaration for a cake? The world is insane.

I had to pay £15 tax on a £20 dumbbell I ordered from abroad. I told the Ebay seller to go **** himself, he paid it to avoid bad feedback.
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Message 103711 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 18:47:18 UTC - in response to Message 103695.  

Grumble: Ordered six 86mm lids for some jars we have. Today 6x56mm lids arrived. Checked email receipt and confirmed I had ordered the right size. Now negotiating returns procedure.
Glory: Ordered a 90 degree crowbar and got the standard gooseneck one. After the seller claimed they both do the same thing, Ebay took it back for free. That cost the seller two heavy postage fees.

Anyone know what on earth you're supposed to do with a gooseneck crowbar? The thing you're trying to lever off the other thing is in the way of the handle!


Best uses: Heavy prying, removing large nails

https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2015/05/13/whats-the-difference-demolition-tools
I can remove a nail with a right angled one, much more easily. A bend in it makes it very likely the arm is in the way of something. But I'm happy in the knowledge I cost an Ebay seller two lots of postage on a heavy item.
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Message 103730 - Posted: 29 Mar 2021, 8:21:23 UTC

Having at one time totally denounced the idea, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now floating the idea of vaccine passports. While I have no objection to them myself, I do see the main plus side as being no rowdy teenagers in pubs.
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Message 103733 - Posted: 29 Mar 2021, 9:24:39 UTC - in response to Message 103730.  

Having at one time totally denounced the idea, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now floating the idea of vaccine passports. While I have no objection to them myself, I do see the main plus side as being no rowdy teenagers in pubs.
What a fuss about nothing. In my experience, pubs have regulars, and drinkers have locals. Any passport will be checked once, and won't need to have an expiry date. Then it's back to normal.
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Message 103753 - Posted: 30 Mar 2021, 17:42:30 UTC - in response to Message 103730.  

Having at one time totally denounced the idea, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now floating the idea of vaccine passports. While I have no objection to them myself, I do see the main plus side as being no rowdy teenagers in pubs.
I ain't getting a vaccine just to be allowed in somewhere. I'll either get a fake passport or boycott the establishment. I already boycott any shop which insists I wear a mask.
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Message 103762 - Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 0:41:26 UTC - in response to Message 103753.  

Having at one time totally denounced the idea, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now floating the idea of vaccine passports. While I have no objection to them myself, I do see the main plus side as being no rowdy teenagers in pubs.
I ain't getting a vaccine just to be allowed in somewhere. I'll either get a fake passport or boycott the establishment. I already boycott any shop which insists I wear a mask.


Death wish?
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Message 103763 - Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 3:37:30 UTC - in response to Message 103762.  

Having at one time totally denounced the idea, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now floating the idea of vaccine passports. While I have no objection to them myself, I do see the main plus side as being no rowdy teenagers in pubs.
I ain't getting a vaccine just to be allowed in somewhere. I'll either get a fake passport or boycott the establishment. I already boycott any shop which insists I wear a mask.
Death wish?
Wants to Alpha Test SARS CoV2 And we do need some Alpha testers so the Darwin Awards committee has some work to do.
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Message 103780 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 7:04:42 UTC

Good news. From: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0329-COVID-19-Vaccines.html
A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers. These groups are more likely than the general population to be exposed to the virus because of their occupations.

The study looked at the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections among 3,950 study participants in six states over a 13-week period from December 14, 2020 to March 13, 2021.

Results showed that following the second dose of vaccine (the recommended number of doses), risk of infection was reduced by 90 percent two or more weeks after vaccination. Following a single dose of either vaccine, the participants’ risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 was reduced by 80 percent two or more weeks after vaccination.


None of those tested died.
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