Dating costoms

Dating Customs on Various Continents Dating in Australia for example is illustrated by teens going out in large groups without really forming couples until they reach 18 or 19 years of age. Here, it is not the boys who often make the first step of asking girls to go on a date with them, rather the girls take this part and they also take the ... But to jump into that scene, you’ll need a crash course on Thai dating customs. Traditional Thai Dating Culture. Dating in Thailand has changed over the years; however, there are a lot of things that most Thai people are still practicing in the current age. One of the biggest influences of the change in Thai dating is western culture. Speaking about dating culture in America, what comes into mind is surely their love for freedom. As know worldwide, American has this freestyle dating, with no rules to follow. But do you know that American still has it? Despite of their modernity and love for freedom, there are still customs to obey and follow when it comes to dating. Dating Customs in the USA. CYNTHIA GOMEZ 29 SEP 2017 CLASS. While much of the western world may have similar customs when it comes to dating, U.S. dating customs may be completely foreign to people from other parts of the world. If you’re new to the United States or considering going there for an extended period of time as a single person, it ... No matter if the customs are about eating or behavior, Japan has a special attitude to it. Japan is special and famous for its rich and unique culture. In fact, some aspects of Japanese dating culture may not be understood by Western men. This new style of online dating has brought on a whole mess of new rules and dating norms. While you may think that many of these Western dating norms are strange and irritating, there are some dating customs from foreign lands that may make you think our dating culture is simple by comparison. Rawpixel on Unsplash Keep in mind, these dating customs are in general. Every country and culture will have its fair share of progressive or old-fashioned gentleman, but it doesn’t hurt to learn from and pay attention to why women find foreign men to be so attractive. Amish Dating And Relatioship Customs 7 years ago Lucis Tree - 3,111 Reads. Read this to clear your mind of a lot of misconceptions about the Amish and Mennonite communities especially when it comes to dating and relationships. Sure they may hold fast to their straight-lined faith but they too have to procreate and just like non-Amish ... Dating is done one-to-one and both girls and boys ask each other out and split the cost of the evening's entertainment. In Russia dates take place at dances or at clubs where teens eat or chat with friends. In small towns, teens meet in the streets downtown or gather around a fountain. Iran. It is against the law to date in Iran. Amish dating customs provide young Amish adults with a means of finding a lifelong partner while following the rules of the church. In the outside world teenagers mix with the opposite sex on a daily basis during high school. Many go on to college or tech school where they can dip into a large pool of likely dating candidates.

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2019.08.04 07:29 sssmmmeeelll Sue with Alibaba! I need you!

Hello colleagues! I have a very unpleasant story with Alibaba. They left me no choice, and I going to sue Alibaba.
The case is very simple and stupid, but because of incompetence or because of fraudsters inside Albiaba I have a lot of problems.
I ask for your help, because my knowledge and capabilities are not enough.
Maybe there is an opportunity to solve my problem, without turning to lawyers?

To begin, i will tell my story. My colleague and I decided to open a business and took money on credit.
We ordered a lot of nootropics from Henan Senyuan Biological Technology Co., Ltd for $ 2,000.
Nootropics are chemicals such as piracetam that, when taken, improve the cognitive functions of the brain.
The order was made using Trade Assurance.
The product came to us in Russia, Moscow, we immediately began selling it, and, gave for analysis in the MSU chemical laboratory, which also costs a lot of money.
The results shocked us! We gave remaining nootrops to the lab. Finally:
1) Phenylpyracetam 1: 0.23 to an unknown substance!
2) Hydraphinyl 1: 0.35 to an unknown substance!
3) Pramicetam 1: 0.64 to piracetam!
4) DMAA is not DMAA
5) Alpha GPC is not Alpha GPC
Three expensive substances mixed with cheap, and two completely unknown! (Then we learned that instead of DMAA, they sent us baking soda).
The order of these five substances cost $ 1,130 (without delivery).

We immediately wrote to the seller, they ignored us. We opened a dispute, uploaded the test results. The results were in Russian, and one of the many dates was not correct.
Manager request English version. I requested modified documents from the lab.
Since Moscow State University is a Russian university, they do not translate documents into English. I don't speak English very well
therefore, I automatically translated documents using the Microsoft tool.
Suddenly, I lost the dispute. The supplier provided ABSOLUTE NO evidence, NO certificates. Dispute manager asked NOTHING.

I immediately wrote in support, 10 days waiting for a letter from the higher team. I was advised to open the dispute offline. So I did.
All painted in detail, upoaded all evidence. BUT The dispute was immediately closed.
He was not even read, and I was advised to use Trade Assurance next time, because it protect buyers!

After that, I wrote many times in the costomer support. Talked with people from the higher team. For more than a month I have been talking with the support of Alibaba.
And no one helped me. Some said: "Alibaba is not able to judge whether the material you test is from this order".
What is this stupid argument? How Alibaba protects consumers of chemicals reagents? Come and check all the substances yourself, i will give them to you.
From this I conclude that they DO NOT WANT to help. I can provide all the necessary evidence, all correspondence, analyzes from the laboratory,
photos of the goods, but no one even asked for it. Neither in dispute, anywhere.

In the end, Sara, the senior team manager, advised me personally to find a supplier and talk to him offline.
And also, "Alibaba is not able to judge whether the material you test is from this order." Sara is not responding to my emails now.

This case hit our reputation hard, many customers turned away from us.
We remembered this lesson. From now on, we will carefully select suppliers and sell products only after a full check. But we can't buy anything because we haven't money.
I can’t get anything from Alibaba anymore, so I'm going to go to court. In Russian and Chinese.
If you had similar situations, please share your experience. Where else can you write and which court is better to turn to?

thank you for bear my english, Alexandr.
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2018.10.21 20:01 allenquartermaine The letter.

why. i guess that is the root of my question. why do you you think that the way you have treated me and continue to treat me is ok? i have sacrificed so much for you and asked very little in return. the things that i did ask i was promised and never received. i sent you probably over a hundred postcards, potatoes, poems, puzzles, plants, pizzas, packages, a hammock, letters and costom built movies. all i asked for was a communication and a little reassurance. i told you that i had been in the same situation before where she said she just needed time and space. i knew that wasn't going to work but i did it anyway. because i would take that slim chance over nothing. i guess i am a romantic and that is my problem. but your problem seems to be that you think i am your dad and you are your mom. THAT IS NOT TRUE. stop punishing people for things that are not related to them. sometimes i think was all a game to you. i told you i thought it was all too good to be true, that i thought it was just a ruse, i have hurt people in the past and karma is a bitch. from the very start i asked you how long you were going to keep me around. your answer was always "as long as you keep me around". even then i knew deep down that wasn't true. i knew that the same way that i KNEW you would get the full time job at AL. its as painful as a it is simple. "im not that lucky."
i dont know how to continue without answers, i need closure, the excuses that you have given me dont make any sense. you told me that you want to experience life, that you dont want to be checking your phone all the time because that get in the way of life. i think i have proven that i can give you exactly what you ask for. if you wanted to expedience life then you can do that. i can let you, besides that you said it as though i wouldnt be there by your side. which is the only place i want to be. i know that this is just an excuse because i have used this exact excuse myself. its bullshit, i know that because i have tested it. it fucking sucks. again karma i guess.
you told me that you dont want the responsibility, that same month you got a dog which it totally reliant on you for everything. talk a bout a fucking contradiction.
sacrifices, i guess the hardest thing for me was losing my closest friend, sam. you asked me to stop talking to her and i did. that was on me as much as it was on you, i shouldnt have done that but i loved you and would do anything for you. then months later you told me about you ex in san fransico. who was still your best friend. WHAT THE FUCK? i see why you didnt tell me about him. i left sea base for you, literal paradise. just because you wouldnt answer your phone. then later based on you i decided to not return to the summit. working there has been my life plan for the better part of 6 years. and wouldnt you know it they gave the job to someone else. oh well, thats my job and my friends, at least i still have my family... wait no i dont. they felt more snubbed by my not going to mexico with them for Christmas than i thought they would. things havent been the same since then. i havent talked to maggie for more than half a year. since christmas. i drove down there to be with you and you couldnt even take time off work.
communication. my repeated attempts at contacting you have been met with what can only be interrupted as a contempt. i messaged you 5 times over about 3 months and all you could muster as a reply (if you could call it that) was a "no". wow, that made me feel like you were doing this on purpose, being mean to drive me away. i know its true because you told me that it was. but i didnt want to believe it. i still cant conceive how you think thats okay. i was supremely patient and supportive for the entire time we have known each other it will be a year today from the time i am writing this part of, well i guess you could call this a letter. not that you seem to know what that word means. to me this is more of therapeutic journaling but anyway back to all about how you hate me. i was supportive, caring and understanding for a year and you lost you patience the second time i talked to you about you breaking things off with me. that really didnt seem fair. especially since you promised not to break up with me over the phone but i guess thst is what you are good at is breaking promises. Bri, there is a reason i am the way i am. people take advantage of me and my caring nature and then ditch me as soon as they get what they want. i dont really know what it was that you wanted but i hope it was worth it. i thought we might actually have a chance the last time i saw you. when you left for work you said you cried all the way there. i took that as a good sign but now i think that might have been a lie also. i dont know how long you knew that it wasnt going to work out but it was certainly weeks before you told me which was really shitty. i had faith in you and you gave me faith in people again. but now i think i am worse in that regard then ever before. you told me that you "knew yourself and how you think and work" that all you needed was a break and then we were going to get married. that is precisely when i asked for you to write it down. because i knew it was too good to be true. i have been typing on this for way too long and i need to get up in a few hours and go to work. i should go to sleep but its not like this will be the first sleepless night i have laid awake and thought about you. strange isnt it? you always told me that i slept too much and i did tell you that i liked you more than sleep. i guess you have taken that from me too. i was hoping that this would help me relax and de-stress but i an just getting more worked up. i havent been able to eat much sometimes either but as you say im saving money on food. i dont understand how you can just ignore my pleas for help with this you can claim to be busy and that may be true but too busy to answer a fricking text for months? how long does it take a send your standard "no"? not long im guessing. but i guess you can always see how much something is worth by the time that you put into it. i have put everything i have into you and you cant even do a single thing for me. at this point i dont know how you feel about me but i can only guess. by the end of this letter i am certain that you will hate me. and that is how my exes feel about me. you wondered why i hadnt dated in years when you met me. its like i told you, i hadnt found anyone good enough. i suppose that i need to add more to that statement, i hadnt found anyone good enough to gamble on. when i am in a relationship i pour myself into it. i know that people werent meant to be alone and i dont like being alone. i hate it i fight it and the darkness creeps ever closer every time. i havent been rock climbing in months, since you stood me up on that phone call. because the very thing that i have centered my life around reminds me too much of you.
I suspect that you haven't read this much but it's not like you ever listened to me anyway. I feel like you owe me an explanation and an apology. But you don't seem to care about my feelings, so I guess I hope you read this and possibly send some sort of a response.
You can't keep running from your problems.
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2018.06.27 22:36 CanIbiteU My absolutly abysmal experience with Dell Support, broken Laptop, threats and insults from the Tech, no reaction from Dell so far. A long Read UPDATED.

Old thread: https://www.reddit.com/Alienware/comments/8keefc/my_absolutly_abysmal_experience_with_dell_support/
I purchased AW 15 R3 1070 around a year ago. Only few month later I started to have heat issues (all cores at 100° under load), I couldnt send it in since I need the laptop for my daily work. So I decided to contact the support at a later date (I have 2 years CAR warranty service) and disabled the turboboost and could use the laptop for quite some time.
I reguallary cleaned the fans but this months the temps went to 95°-100°. I called the dell support and explained my situation, they said they could send me a technitian, when I pay 35 EU for his visit. I thought its a good compromise and transfered the money. Few days later the tech was here, he was in a hurry since he parked wrong and the first thing he told me was, how horrible my living location is since he couldnt find a good parking place. I told him that I gladly show him a good parking place, its 5 min away, he refused. Went into my room and without asking placed his tools on my table and placed my laptop on his tools, telling me that he never worked on an Alienware and that XPS are much better.
He opened the laptop, but while he was removing the plastic thing that covers the heatsink, the WLAN antennas went off. He told me its because of the heat inside the system. He cant replace it now since he would need a new WLAN Card. Wlan and bluetooth worked fine before he came but well it was just the beginning. He used the same screwdriver for the heatsink, that he used for the bigger screws, so he had some really hard time getting the heatsink off. After he destroyed the second screw he attemted to remove both with some pliers and that was the moment the static electricity kicked in. He said that the board is dead, since he forgot to unplug the battery. At that point I relized he didnt used an antistatic wristband. Luckily DELL gave him another board. Well. Without testing the board he removed it from the case and threw the i7 chip with 1070 GPU board on the ground. He installed the new board, put the laptop together, (at least he used my termal paste, thx for that) but the laptop was booting only till bios, after motherboard replacement the windows installaton didnt work anymore. So he couldnt test if everything is working hardware-wise, he told me to install the windows myself, told me, that probably he already got a ticket for wrong parking and left my flat without letting me sign any kind of repair report.
I had to reconfigure bios to make the windows installation work (I have it on an ssd) and the laptop finally booted.
First problem - the 2 of 3 USB Ports and audio port arent working. I reinstalled the drivers in device manager and managed to make the audio port and the usb port on the back work again. The right USB Port is still not working. My guess is, the technitian forgot to plug in the motherboard to the daugtherboard on the right side, since he was in a hurry.
Second problem - I have no wlan and bluetooth anymore, he removed the wlan-card from the case. Third problem - the case of the laptop - the metal thing that connects display and the chassis is heavily scratched after he did put my laptop on his tools. There smaller scratch marks on the monitor cover aswell. I called Dell support right away and was told that they will send me a technitian to solve my problems. Two days later, nobody contacted me so I called them again. I was told that they needed to order the parts, they got them now and the tech will call me tomorrow to arrange a visit. On the next day I got a call from dell support. They told me that, after talking to the tech, they decided that I need to send them my system for repair after two(!) repair attempts. I told the guy that there was only one repair attempt, he was confused and talked to his supervisor. After hanging in the line for 10 min I was told that I still need to send in the laptop. I asked why, since my parts are there and this kind of repair isnt such a big thing.
The support guy on the phone wasnt able to give me an answer, so I asked him directly, if the tech refused the repair, he told me yes thats basicly what happened and they dont have another technitian in my region. I should write a repair report for them, but all they can do is repair the laptop when I send it in. I still had the number of the tech, so I wrote him a polite sms asking what the problem is and if we couldnt settle it in a good way before I write a report to dell. The tech guy answered me in a very rude way that, he is never going to work under such asshole conditions again - no place to park his car, small table and messy flat, my laptop was dirty and he did nothing wrong. It was a blatant lie (honestly I dont really care what a random guy thinks a bout the flat but it was clean so was the laptop since i was cleaning the fans reguallary) and I told him that I will include this conversation screenshots into my Dell report. The answer was that he will go the police (wut?) and contact his lawyer if I do this. So I wrote my report, included the screens, dell support told me that the supervisor will contact me and I should stay patient. Atm I dont expect much anymore, probably they will ask me to send the laptop in, which I still cant do because of my work.
In conclusion - my laptop is scratched, the wlan antennas are broken, the right usb port isnt working, I was threatened and insulted by the dell technitian, that damaged my machine.
I really would like to escalate the case somehow, if any Alienware Mod is here. I have the pictures of the scratches on the case and broken wlan card and I have the screens of the conversation. I am in Germany, so I am not sure if anyone here can help me, but I think its the point where I should go public with that story. Its probably the worst costomer support I could expierience yet, never expected something like that from dell after I bought a premium level laptop for around 2k. All I wanted was a simple repaste and a heatsink ajustment. The solution for me would be a perfectly working replacement unit with undamaged case and I wouldnt say no to an upgrade after all I went through with that tech.
And yes I needed to write that down, since I am really really pissed at this point. Thanks for reading and sorry for the syntax and grammar - I not a native speaker.
Images of physical damage on the case and the wlan-card he removed from the laptop after the antennas went off.
https://imgur.com/ujpibQ1
https://imgur.com/FuUA1jr
https://imgur.com/SlaDjFu
UPDATE:
I had 3 repair attempts since then, the laptop was working more or less fine for 3 weeks , till the temps skyrocketed again (the tobii eye tracker was still broken). So I called for tech support this monday, bought my own termal paste (grizzly) and hoped that everything gonna work out well this time.
NOPE. THe tech was here today, exchanged the motherboard (wasnt needed but hey) and heatsink, it took him 4 hours, since he never worked with alienware before and he was very careful. After 4 hours he booterd the system, at first it wasnt starting, only after I removed one of the ram slots the system booted.
After opening the machine again and checking all the cables, still nothing. Intersting part is that the bios doesnt save the changes.
He refused to build in the old board since, well he had to go home and to leave me the board here, since he is not allowed to do so. Before he went off he said that the system needs to be exchanged after all this repairs since the screws are fucked, the cables are worn off and its my right warranty-wise. So far DELL refused an exchange since I bought the system by third party retailer. STILL I have 300 days warranty left... So what now... The machine is basicly destroyed by this point.
Now I am sitting after 4 repair attempts here with broken laptop with refurbished broken parts with no end in sight. I bought the machine for 1800 eu a year ago.
If any DELL representetive is still here, PLZ escalate this, I pm you my service tag. Kinda desperate by this point, needed the laptop this weekend for work, not to mention casual use for gaming and multimedia.
Fucking hell dell :(
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2018.05.19 11:38 CanIbiteU My absolutly abysmal experience with Dell Support, broken Laptop, threats and insults from the Tech, no reaction from Dell so far. A long Read

I purchased AW 15 R3 1070 around a year ago. Only few month later I started to have heat issues (all cores at 100° under load), I couldnt send it in since I need the laptop for my daily work. So I decided to contact the support at a later date (I have 2 years CAR warranty service) and disabled the turboboost and could use the laptop for quite some time.
I reguallary cleaned the fans but this months the temps went to 95°-100°. I called the dell support and explained my situation, they said they could send me a technitian, when I pay 35 EU for his visit. I thought its a good compromise and transfered the money. Few days later the tech was here, he was in a hurry since he parked wrong and the first thing he told me was, how horrible my living location is since he couldnt find a good parking place. I told him that I gladly show him a good parking place, its 5 min away, he refused. Went into my room and without asking placed his tools on my table and placed my laptop on his tools, telling me that he never worked on an Alienware and that XPS are much better.
He opened the laptop, but while he was removing the plastic thing that covers the heatsink, the WLAN antennas went off. He told me its because of the heat inside the system. He cant replace it now since he would need a new WLAN Card. Wlan and bluetooth worked fine before he came but well it was just the beginning. He used the same screwdriver for the heatsink, that he used for the bigger screws, so he had some really hard time getting the heatsink off. After he destroyed the second screw he attemted to remove both with some pliers and that was the moment the static electricity kicked in. He said that the board is dead, since he forgot to unplug the battery. At that point I relized he didnt used an antistatic wristband. Luckily DELL gave him another board. Well. Without testing the board he removed it from the case and threw the i7 chip with 1070 GPU board on the ground. He installed the new board, put the laptop together, (at least he used my termal paste, thx for that) but the laptop was booting only till bios, after motherboard replacement the windows installaton didnt work anymore. So he couldnt test if everything is working hardware-wise, he told me to install the windows myself, told me, that probably he already got a ticket for wrong parking and left my flat without letting me sign any kind of repair report.
I had to reconfigure bios to make the windows installation work (I have it on an ssd) and the laptop finally booted. First problem - the 2 of 3 USB Ports and audio port arent working. I reinstalled the drivers in device manager and managed to make the audio port and the usb port on the back work again. The right USB Port is still not working. My guess is, the technitian forgot to plug in the motherboard to the daugtherboard on the right side, since he was in a hurry. Second problem - I have no wlan and bluetooth anymore, he removed the wlan-card from the case.
Third problem - the case of the laptop - the metal thing that connects display and the chassis is heavily scratched after he did put my laptop on his tools. There smaller scratch marks on the monitor cover aswell. I called Dell support right away and was told that they will send me a technitian to solve my problems. Two days later, nobody contacted me so I called them again. I was told that they needed to order the parts, they got them now and the tech will call me tomorrow to arrange a visit.
On the next day I got a call from dell support. They told me that, after talking to the tech, they decided that I need to send them my system for repair after two(!) repair attempts. I told the guy that there was only one repair attempt, he was confused and talked to his supervisor. After hanging in the line for 10 min I was told that I still need to send in the laptop. I asked why, since my parts are there and this kind of repair isnt such a big thing.
The support guy on the phone wasnt able to give me an answer, so I asked him directly, if the tech refused the repair, he told me yes thats basicly what happened and they dont have another technitian in my region. I should write a repair report for them, but all they can do is repair the laptop when I send it in.
I still had the number of the tech, so I wrote him a polite sms asking what the problem is and if we couldnt settle it in a good way before I write a report to dell. The tech guy answered me in a very rude way that, he is never going to work under such asshole conditions again - no place to park his car, small table and messy flat, my laptop was dirty and he did nothing wrong. It was a blatant lie (honestly I dont really care what a random guy thinks a bout the flat but it was clean so was the laptop since i was cleaning the fans reguallary) and I told him that I will include this conversation screenshots into my Dell report. The answer was that he will go the police (wut?) and contact his lawyer if I do this. So I wrote my report, included the screens, dell support told me that the supervisor will contact me and I should stay patient. Atm I dont expect much anymore, probably they will ask me to send the laptop in, which I still cant do because of my work.
In conclusion - my laptop is scratched, the wlan antennas are broken, the right usb port isnt working, I was threatened and insulted by the dell technitian, that damaged my machine.
I really would like to escalate the case somehow, if any Dell Mod is here. I have the pictures of the scratches on the case and broken wlan card and I have the screens of the conversation. I am in Germany, so I am not sure if anyone here can help me, but I think its the point where I should go public with that story. Its probably the worst costomer support I could expierience yet, never expected something like that from dell after I bought a premium level laptop for around 2k. All I wanted was a simple repaste and a heatsink ajustment.
The solution for me would be a perfectly working replacement unit with undamaged case and I wouldnt say no to an upgrade after all I went through with that tech. And yes I needed to write that down, since I am really really pissed at this point. Thanks for reading and sorry for the syntax and grammar - I not a native speaker.
Images of physical damage on the case and the wlan-card he removed from the laptop after the antennas went off.
https://imgur.com/ujpibQ1 https://imgur.com/FuUA1jr https://imgur.com/SlaDjFu
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2018.05.18 18:17 CanIbiteU My absolutly abysmal experience with Dell Support, broken Laptop, threats and insults from the Tech, no reaction from Dell so far. A long Read

I purchased AW 15 R3 1070 around a year ago. Only few month later I started to have heat issues (all cores at 100° under load), I couldnt send it in since I need the laptop for my daily work. So I decided to contact the support at a later date (I have 2 years CAR warranty service) and disabled the turboboost and could use the laptop for quite some time.
I reguallary cleaned the fans but this months the temps went to 95°-100°. I called the dell support and explained my situation, they said they could send me a technitian, when I pay 35 EU for his visit. I thought its a good compromise and transfered the money. Few days later the tech was here, he was in a hurry since he parked wrong and the first thing he told me was, how horrible my living location is since he couldnt find a good parking place. I told him that I gladly show him a good parking place, its 5 min away, he refused. Went into my room and without asking placed his tools on my table and placed my laptop on his tools, telling me that he never worked on an Alienware and that XPS are much better.
He opened the laptop, but while he was removing the plastic thing that covers the heatsink, the WLAN antennas went off. He told me its because of the heat inside the system. He cant replace it now since he would need a new WLAN Card. Wlan and bluetooth worked fine before he came but well it was just the beginning. He used the same screwdriver for the heatsink, that he used for the bigger screws, so he had some really hard time getting the heatsink off. After he destroyed the second screw he attemted to remove both with some pliers and that was the moment the static electricity kicked in. He said that the board is dead, since he forgot to unplug the battery. At that point I relized he didnt used an antistatic wristband. Luckily DELL gave him another board.
Well. Without testing the board he removed it from the case and threw the i7 chip with 1070 GPU board on the ground. He installed the new board, put the laptop together, (at least he used my termal paste, thx for that) but the laptop was booting only till bios, after motherboard replacement the windows installaton didnt work anymore. So he couldnt test if everything is working hardware-wise, he told me to install the windows myself, told me, that probably he already got a ticket for wrong parking and left my flat without letting me sign any kind of repair report.
I had to reconfigure bios to make the windows installation work (I have it on an ssd) and the laptop finally booted.
First problem - the 2 of 3 USB Ports and audio port arent working. I reinstalled the drivers in device manager and managed to make the audio port and the usb port on the back work again. The right USB Port is still not working. My guess is, the technitian forgot to plug in the motherboard to the daugtherboard on the right side, since he was in a hurry.
Second problem - I have no wlan and bluetooth anymore, he removed the wlan-card from the case.
Third problem - the case of the laptop - the metal thing that connects display and the chassis is heavily scratched after he did put my laptop on his tools. There smaller scratch marks on the monitor cover aswell.
I called Dell support right away and was told that they will send me a technitian to solve my problems. Two days later, nobody contacted me so I called them again. I was told that they needed to order the parts, they got them now and the tech will call me tomorrow to arrange a visit.
On the next day I got a call from dell support. They told me that, after talking to the tech, they decided that I need to send them my system for repair after two(!) repair attempts. I told the guy that there was only one repair attempt, he was confused and talked to his supervisor. After hanging in the line for 10 min I was told that I still need to send in the laptop. I asked why, since my parts are there and this kind of repair isnt such a big thing.
The support guy on the phone wasnt able to give me an answer, so I asked him directly, if the tech refused the repair, he told me yes thats basicly what happened and they dont have another technitian in my region. I should write a repair report for them, but all they can do is repair the laptop when I send it in.
I still had the number of the tech, so I wrote him a polite sms asking what the problem is and if we couldnt settle it in a good way before I write a report to dell. The tech guy answered me in a very rude way that, he is never going to work under such asshole conditions again - no place to park his car, small table and messy flat, my laptop was dirty and he did nothing wrong. It was a blatant lie (honestly I dont really care what a random guy thinks a bout the flat but it was clean so was the laptop since i was cleaning the fans reguallary) and I told him that I will include this conversation screenshots into my Dell report. The answer was that he will go the police (wut?) and contact his lawyer if I do this. So I wrote my report, included the screens, dell support told me that the supervisor will contact me and I should stay patient. Atm I dont expect much anymore, probably they will ask me to send the laptop in, which I still cant do because of my work.
In conclusion - my laptop is scratched, the wlan antennas are broken, the right usb port isnt working, I was threatened and insulted by the dell technitian, that damaged my machine.
I really would like to escalate the case somehow, if any Alienware Mod is here. I have the pictures of the scratches on the case and broken wlan card and I have the screens of the conversation. I am in Germany, so I am not sure if anyone here can help me, but I think its the point where I should go public with that story. Its probably the worst costomer support I could expierience yet, never expected something like that from dell after I bought a premium level laptop for around 2k. All I wanted was a simple repaste and a heatsink ajustment.
The solution for me would be a perfectly working replacement unit with undamaged case and I wouldnt say no to an upgrade after all I went through with that tech.
And yes I needed to write that down, since I am really really pissed at this point. Thanks for reading and sorry for the syntax and grammar - I not a native speaker.
Images of physical damage on the case and the wlan-card he removed from the laptop after the antennas went off.
https://imgur.com/ujpibQ1
https://imgur.com/FuUA1jr
https://imgur.com/SlaDjFu
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2017.06.15 19:16 SueAmazon I am planning to sue amazon

I spent 3 hours this morning talking with Amazon, now I am planning to sue them.
I bought a paddle boat as a gift to my daughter on 4th June at amazon.com. The record shows that the boat arrived to my city waiting to be delivered on 12th June. Today is 15th June, I haven't got delivery, so I called them.
I was told conflicting information, so some of them must be lies. I was first told, my order has to be cancelled, because the item was out of stock and never shipped to the delivery company. I called the delivery company, and was told that they received a cancel order on 13th June by amazon to return the item. I then called amazon again, this time amazon has to admit that the delivery company had received this item a few days back, but keep saying that the delivery company returned it. When I clearly asked them again, whether the return from delivery company is from amazon, or from delivery company, the staff said she doesn't know. I asked her if she can investigate this for me, she said she can not. I asked to talk to her supervisor, she said she can't direct my call any more. So I will have to accept the refunding.
I felt very furious. 1) If they have to cancel my order 2 days back, they didn't start refunding me immediately. 2) They lied to me multiple times about the item being out of stock, about the item not being shipped. 3) They don't give me any reason why my item was cancelled. If they give me an acceptable explanation, that is not a problem, but I was not given any.
I want to sue them over lying to costomer, not honest on their side of trade, not willing to give information. I also have monetary damage, because that item is out of stock from amazon.com, and the cheapest I can find buying other places are at least $500 more than I paid.
I understand when people are making honest mistakes, and things are happening. But this case is really beyond normal situations. If they over sold like UA, shouldn't they cancel the most recent order, those people will be losing a couple of days. Why they cancel an order 10 days ago, that I will be losing 2 weeks? Does it because my name is asian, so that they think I can't fight back? Is this discrimination on minority.
Should I first write a complaint letter to their legal department?
anyone can give me any information?
PS: Now amazon banned me to post any review for this experience. Here is my rejected review:
I bought this item on 4th of June as a gift to my daughter for her summer vacation. It has arrived my city on 12th June, but never delivered, and got shipped back the next day, instead of delivering to my house.
Now the same boat was priced $1800, 500 more than I paid before. I will have to pay 500 more now for the same boat.
I only figuring this out when I called them yesterday, 15th of June. I had to put another order of the same boat, and expect to get it only in early July. Compared to the original scheduled delivery date, 9th of June, I will have to wait one more month in getting this boat. This is a gift for my daughter's summer. Now the whole month has past for her vacation before we can get it!!!!!!!!
When I ordered on 4th of June, there were still 12 left. When they cancel my order for no reason? Maybe they oversold a couple, but why they cancel my order, not any order after me, or the order they oversold for. My item has already arrived my city after 10 days, they took all the effort to take it back to give it to another customer?
My only explanation is that this is discrimination. Because my name is asian shown on the record?
I spent more than 3 hours talking to different Amazon yesterday, they have multiple agents trying to lie to me, they even go out to claim that the delivery company XPO is the agent to cancel this order. Which is so laughable, why delivery company doesn't want me to have it?
If I am the only one had this experience in this period, I can only thinking of is discrimination
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2017.02.10 01:04 Danmingle Question Regarding the IFS,IF, and AND function, and follow up to previous post!

Last week I asked y'all for help regarding data cleansing, and general pointers for a novice business analyst. I would like to thank u/Fannidanni, u/HuYzie, and u/freemzs for their pointers. I am still messing with the pivot table, the excel tool I can't seem to make sense of, but am working at.
I separated the day and delivery time, (thank you u/freemz) and created a new filter to avoid getting negative numbers when finding the delivery time differences. If order data equals delivery date, TRUE FALSE..
=IF([@[Delivered to consumer date]]=[@[Customer placed order date]],"TRUE","FALSE")
However now, I actually want to start the calculation of the time it takes for each period between deliveries, filtering for ASAP deliveries, and deliveries that occur on the same day.
=IF(AND([@[Delivered Same Day]]=TRUE,[@[Is ASAP]]=TRUE),[@[Placed order with restaurant time]]-[@[Costomer placed order time]],"Not Same Day Delivery")
Every result is showing "Not Same Day Delivery", what am I getting wrong?
Thank you for your continued help!
EDIT: Forgot to add a link to what I am working with. Here is a Picture of the IF and AND statement in question. Thank you u/sqylogin for pointing out that I did not have this information up here!
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2016.05.25 19:48 GGG99 [Collection] My Vostok and Seiko

First of all; the pictures I took where made with a 10 year old Sony Alpha 100. The focus of each picture was more to the left then the camera showed so the pictures aren't perfect but they turned out ok.
Here's an album with pictures.
Now the watches.
The Seiko is my first automatic watch I've ever bought. Before that I owned fashion watches and didn't know anything about watches and they where just a accessory to me. Then a my brother got interested in watches and started learning about automatic watches and about movements, brands etc. Being the older brother I did not want to lack any knowledge regarding watches to I started looking at this sub more and more.
After a couple of months my brother bought himself a Tissot Visodate. A beautiful watch with a nice movement. Again, not wanting to stay behind on the whole automatic watch thing I waited for my next paycheck and bought myself a Seiko SNKG95K1 for €125. Not a lot of money to me but still a great amount. So I did not put much thought into buying the watch but I was happy with it. The watch itself has a 7S26C movement. The very same as in most other Seiko 5's. So it's pretty reliable. It has 21 jewels and a day and date function on the 3 o'clock position. It's a 38mm. The bracelet wasn't that great. It felt cheap and it rattled quite a bit. But it didn't seem weak or anything. I just didn't like it so I put a leather strap on it. The look of the watch, to me, is a bit plain and not that well refined but everything seems to be placed with precision. Except for some of the lume on the hour positions. I do really like the hardlex on the watch. I haven't scratched it even though I can be clumsy and hard on the watch. The watchcase does have some scratches.
All in all I really like this watch because it has grown on me and because it is very well made. I do not really like the look so I would not recommend buying it. There are more beautiful watches out there for the price.
Because I'm not careful with watches I wanted something stronger then a dress watch so I started looking at diver watches. I wanted something cheap so very quickly I learned I had to chose between the Orient Mako, the Seiko SKX and the Vostok Amphibia. Now the Orient and Seiko where the more mature choices in my opinion. But I couldn't get the Vostok out of my head. Simply because of it's history. The bracelet would be bad but I could always replace it. Then I found a German site where I could buy a Vostok and not have to worry about costoms and taxes. I contacted the owner and asked if he could put a milanese strap on the watch and how much that would cost me extra. He explained that because the original bracelet isn't that nice, he always ships a extra leather strap with the watch and that he can always put it on the watch before shipping it. So instead of the leather strap I could choose the milanese and he could put the milanese strap on it. So I order a Vostok Amphibia with the submarine on the dial and the milanese strap. The watch itself cost me €109
When it arrived I was nervous because I had never seen the watch before in real life. Only on the internet. When I opened everything the watch was a bit smaller then I imagined but it looked way better then I had dreamed. I immediately fell in love with the watch. The milanese strap felt good and it look very nice with the watch.
The crystal does scratch easily but that can easily be buffed out. But the look of the domed crystal makes it worth it! It looks absolutely amazing.
The bezel does not click but doesn't feel cheap but is moved a bit more easy than I like.
The case is made form stainless steel and shines a lot. It gives the watch a nice and more expensive look.
The dial catches the light beautifully and the lume is placed perfectly.
The hands look a tiny bit flimsy but not enough to notice daily.
Only the crown looks cheap.
This watch I would recommend to everyone who like a bit of history and the looks of the watch. It is not for everyone but I really like it. It's strong, I believe it is reliable and it is not that expensive.
Most of you know about the Seiko 5's and the Amphibia's so I hope I've informed you enough with this post. It's more about the reasoning for buying the watches then about the watches. To me that is a great part of owning a watch and is always important. If you want to post about your watch and why you've bought it, please do so.
Thank you for reading!
*Edit: Sorry forgot the pictures. I will put them there as soon as I can!!!!
*Edit 2: Pictures are uploaded.
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2016.04.03 03:23 Extelecate /u/Extelecate's Reference Page - Part 1

IGN: DANIEL
FC: 2964-8583-4245
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Entry # Transaction Type Given Received Done with Date Points
1 Pokegen Salamence Fletchinder Mabangyan 03/18/2016 2pts
2 Pokegen Genesect Competitive shiny Scizor JordanMate 03/18/2016 2pts
3 Giveaway Flabebe Shiny Greninja marikei12 04/03/2016 3pts
4 Shinification Taillow, Ludicolo Shiny Xerneas, Shiny Yveltal danmarieee 04/07/2016 2pts
5 Pokegen Darkrai Shiny Greninja F3NR1R7 04/07/2016 3pts
6 Pokegen Manaphy Hoopa F3NR1R7 04/07/2016 2pts
7 Pokegen Genesect Serperior F3NR1R7 04/07/2016 2pts
8 Pokegen Victini Latios F3NR1R7 04/07/2016 2pts
9 Pokegen Shaymin Gardevoir F3NR1R7 04/07/2016 2pts
10 Pokegen Meloetta Frogadier F3NR1R7 04/07/2016 2pts
11 Pokegen Arceus Flabebe WrayHD 04/07/2016 2pts
12 Pokegen Manaphy Flabebe WrayHD 04/07/2016 2pts
13 Pokegen Darkrai Flabebe WrayHD 04/07/2016 2pts
14 Pokegen Keldeo Flabebe WrayHD 04/07/2016 2pts
15 Giveaway Wurmple Volcanion Blassie098 04/16/2016 3pts
16 Cloning Service 30 Keldeo Various Pokemon AG1233 04/16/2016 60pts
17 Pokegen Custom Volcanion Legit Volcanion AaronPope8888 04/16/2016 2pts
18 Other PowerSaves Services Changed nature of Landorus Junk Pokemon Cowboy4knight 04/16/2016 3pts
19 Cloning Service 3 clones of shiny Yveltal Junk Pokemon FireWish 04/16/2016 6pts
20 Cloning Service Clone of Suicune, clone of Heatran Junk Pokemon Vartor 04/16/2016 4pts
21 Shinification Shinified 2 Heatrans, 2 Suicunes Junk Pokemon Vartor 04/16/2016 4pts
22 Other PowerSaves Services Changed ability of shiny Absol Junk Pokemon NBKNiykee 04/16/2016 3pts
23 Cloning Service Clone of Heatran Junk Pokemon poozy95 04/16/2016 2pts
24 Shinification Shinified 2 Heatran Junk Pokemon poozy95 04/16/2016 2pts
25 Other PowerSaves Services Edited moves, nature, and stats of two Heatran Junk Pokemon poozy95 04/16/2016 6pts
26 Shinification Shinified Lucario Junk Pokemon Rye2395 04/16/2016 1 pt
27 Other PowerSaves Services Edited moves, nature, and stats of a Lucario Junk Pokemon Rye2395 04/16/2016 3pts
28 Shinification Shinified an Inkay, Gardevoir, Manectric, and Staraptor Junk Pokemon Dulook 04/16/2016 4pts
29 Other PowerSaves Services Edited stats of an Inkay, Gardevoir, Manectric, Shiny Charizard, and Staraptor; gave a few of them items Junk Pokemon Dulook 04/16/2016 15pts
30 Other PowerSaves Services Edited stats of a Groudon and Ditto, as well as the Groudon's nature Junk Pokemon TheArch-Lightsworn 04/16/2016 6pts
31 Other PowerSaves Services Edited gender of a Ralts Junk Pokemon jimmycoshca 04/16/2016 3pts
32 Other PowerSaves Services Edited ability, nature, and moveset of a Slurpuff Junk Pokemon emiikinz 04/17/2016 3pts
33 Cloning Service Clone of Slurpuff, 2 clones of Manaphy Junk Pokemon emiikinz 04/17/2016 6pts
34 Other PowerSaves Services Edited nature and stats of a Landorus, edited nature and stats of a Latias, edited moveset of a Tyranitar Junk Pokemon Demon_Chaos 04/17/2016 9pts
35 Other PowerSaves Services Edited nature and stats of a Groudon Junk Pokemon Cowboy4knight 04/17/2016 3pts
36 Other PowerSaves Services Edited nature of a Talonflame Junk Pokemon Enczant 04/17/2016 3pts
37 Other PowerSaves Services Edited nature and stats of a Kyogre, edited stats of a Cresselia Junk Pokemon Senor_Sensei 04/17/2016 6pts
38 Pokegen Kyogre Junk Pokemon Thetannersaurusrex 04/17/2016 2pts
39 Cloning Service 30 Meloetta Junk Pokemon AG1233 04/17/2016 60pts
40 Giveaway 162 Shiny Vivillon Poochyena, Whismur, Flabébé, and Wurmple Many people 04/17/2016 810pts
41 Pokegen Diancie Junk Pokemon Gullible_Nihilist 04/23/2016 2pts
42 Other PowerSaves Services Edited Weavile, Greninja Junk Pokemon Vitimtim 04/18/2016 6pts
43 Other PowerSaves Services Edited Beldum, Porygon, Pumpkaboo, Foonguss, Honedge Junk Pokemon Vartor 04/24/2016 15pts
44 Shinification Shinified Pumpkaboo, Porygon Junk Pokemon Vartor 04/24/2016 2pts
45 Other PowerSaves Services Edited Sylveon Junk Pokemon SalamanderN 04/26/2016 3pts
46 Other PowerSaves Services Edited Kyogre, Rayquaza Junk Pokemon MastaTrada 04/26/2016 6pts
47 Cloning Services 30 Volcanion Junk Pokemon felisdomesticus 04/30/2016 60pts
48 Direct Trade Darkrai Junk Pokemon thegreattober 04/27/2016 3pts
49 Other PowerSaves Services Edited stats and nature of a Landorus, Thundurus, Terrakion, Cresselia, and Suicune Junk Pokemon KaosSpawn 04/26/2016 15pts
50 Giveaway Shiny Entei, Shiny Suicune, Shiny Raikou (46 total) Poochyena, Whismur, Flabébé, and Wurmple Many people 05/04/2016 230pts
51 Cloning Services 30 Shiny Gallade Junk Pokemon luckie_c 05/04/2016 60pts
52 Other PowerSaves Services Edited Victini Junk Pokemon WAKE_UP_WAKE_UP 05/05/2016 3pts
53 Pokegen 30 Shiny Entei, 30 Shiny Suicune, 30 Shiny Raikou Junk Pokemon WAKE_UP_WAKE_UP 05/05/2016 180pts
54 Cloning Services 10 Victini Junk Pokemon WAKE_UP_WAKE_UP 05/05/2016 20pts
55 Giveaway Shiny Moltres, Shiny Zapdos, Shiny Articuno (397 total) Poochyena, Whismur, Flabébé, and Wurmple Many people 05/06/2016-05/16/2016 1985pts
56 Giveaway - Joint GA with marikei12 Shiny Vivillon (All Patterns, 1023 so far) Poochyena, Whismur, Flabébé, and Bunnelby Many people 04-19-2016 5115pts
57 Giveaway Various Shiny Pokemon (734 so far) Poochyena, Whismur, Flabébé, and Bunnelby Many People 05-17-2016 3670pts

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2015.09.20 01:39 36055512 The Weak Connection

Previous tales from Dishonest Used Car Dealership
So, somebody thought I might be dead yesterday, (which, frankly, isn’t a bad guess) so I guess that’s my reminder to post something, lest someone send out a search party.
It’s Monday morning, and I’m in my usual bad mood. Dishonest Used Car Dealership has a new pile of broken Mercedes-Benzes that need attention, and, as usual, the local Mercedes dealership is being a bunch of sh!theads about getting us parts. They started making the OM616 engine sometime around when Jesus was just being taken down from the cross and only quit making them about two weeks ago, so how bloody hard can it be to get parts for one? Then I discover that someone, and I have no idea who (Colossal Redneck), has drawn dicks on random sheets of paper in my printer, so I’ve got to either throw the whole pile out or fish through the whole f*cking ream so I don’t send a customer out the door with a big dong drawn right through their invoice. And then the phone is ringing!
”Service, this is 36055512.”
The man on the other end of the like spoke slowly, firmly, deliberately, like you might to a child that’s being scolded.
Customer: “I am making an appointment for an oil change on my car.”
Me: “Sure thing. Can I have the year, make, and model of your car?”
Customer: “2000. BMW. 323i.”
Me: “Okay, you have a 2000 323i for an oil change. Is there anything else you’d like us to have a look at while it’s in?”
Customer: “NO.”
Me: “Okay. And what day were you wanting to bring it in?”
Customer: “sigh Whenever.”
Me: “Tomorrow good?”
Customer: “No.”
Me: “How about Wednesday?”
Customer: “No.”
Alright, how about I just go ahead and recite every day of the week for you.
Me: “Alright, maybe Thursday, then?”
Customer: “FRIDAY. MORNING.”
Thank you, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
Me: “Friday morning it is. Bring it in any time, we can have it done in 30 minutes. I just need your phone number, and we’re all set.
Customer: “I’m already in your system.”
Me: “Great! Can I get your last name so I can look up your file?”
The person on the other end of the line gave a pretentious laugh.
Customer: “I’m sorry, but did I stutter? I’m in. Your. System.”
Oh good, one of these. The last time I checked, this was an auto shop, not the f*cking Miss Cleo hotline.
Me: “Yes sir, and our system works off either your name or your car’s VIN. I’ll need one of the two to get your information up.
Customer. “FINE. My last name is mumble.”
Me: “I’m sorry sir, I didn’t catch that.”
Customer. “mumble.”
Me: “Maybe there’s something wrong with the line, I’m having a hard time hearing you. Can you spell it for me?”
Customer: “It’s spelled exactly like it sounds.”
Well, it sounded like mumble, so not real helpful there, homeboy.
Me: “I’m sorry, sir, I’m having a bit of trouble hearing you. Maybe your connection is breaking up? If you’d just spell your last name for me real quick, I’ll have everything I need.”
Cue the ranting.
Customer: “I don’t have time for this! I’m already in your system, I don’t understand why I…”
click
What a shame, the phone call “dropped.” Look, I’m trying to do my god-damned job here so I can actually call you when your stupid car is done having its oil changed. I’m not asking for your social security number and the names and addresses of three references, this isn’t a Department of Defense security screening, I just need some basic f*cking info so I can do my dumb little job.
The phone immediately rang.
Me: “Service, this is 36055512.”
It was the same customer.
Customer: “You hung up on me!”
Me: “I’m terribly sorry, sir, we seem to be having some kind of connection issue, and the call dropped. Now, all I need is your last name so I can look up your car’s records.”
Customer: “FINE. IT’S MUMBLE.”
Me: “…would you mind spelling that for me, please?”
Customer: “IT’S SPELLED JUST LIKE…”
click
Gee, he’s just having all kinds of cell phone problems, isn’t he? Come on, this isn’t hard. Pronounce your damn name or spell it, I don’t care which, but you’re going to do one of the two.
The phone rang.
Me: “Service, this is…”
Customer: “WE GOT DISCONNECTED.”
Me: “So we did. You don’t happen to be going through the tunnels do you? We get all kinds of dropped connections from there.”
Customer: “MY LAST NAME IS MUMBLE!”
He repeated it a few more times for effect.
Customer “MUMBLE MUMBLE MUMBLE!”
Now, hanging up on this clown was beginning to get pretty hilarious, but I had other lines ringing that needed my particular flavor of irritability.
Me: “Alright, Mr. mumble, I’ve got you scheduled for Friday morning. Just to make sure my records are up to date, can I get a phone number to reach you at?”
He gave me his cell phone number and into the schedule his information went:
Mr. Mumble, 2000 323i, Oil / filter, [Phone number].
”Hey, can y’all print up the day’s schedule?”
Colossal Redneck was hollering across the hall at me. It was Friday morning. He could perfectly well have just looked at the schedule on his monitor or printed it himself, but he was a piece of sh*t and he liked making me jump just because he could. I grabbed a few sheets of dick-paper out of the recycling and printed the schedule on them for him.
CR: “What in the f*ck is a Mr. Mumble?”
I laughed. I had all but forgotten about the incident at the beginning of the week until he reminded me. I relayed the story.
Me: “…and so I kept hanging up on him and telling him his line dropped. I mean, how hard is it to spell your name?”
CR frowned at me and shook his head. Then, he cracked and a smile crept over his face.
CR: “Ya know, there’s a special place in hell for people who’d rather spend more time bein’ assholes than jes’ gettin’ the job done, ya know?”
This was as close as CR ever got to giving me permission to be a dick to a customer. But, it was a slow, rainy Friday, we were bored, and I could tell he was looking for anything to entertain us. Plus, oil changes made us zero money with how little we charged for them. In fact, we figured out that we typically lost about $20 for every oil change we did. What we should have done was bump the price up and not try to compete with the local quick lube shops, but Rom and The Amazon were convinced we were going to be the number one volume repair shop in the metro area, no matter if we bankrupted ourselves in the process. In order to hasten the bankruptcy process, they had advertised our oil changes on one of the local radio stations without bothering to consult anyone in service first. The price they advertised them at was so low that I could tell when our ads ran just by the sheer volume of phone calls.
The only value in doing a cheap oil change is as a loss leader: it gives the technician a chance to give a quick look over the car and find other things that need to be repaired, things we could actually make some damn money on. But, the vast, vast majority of the time you get cheap-sh*t customers who are not interested in anything extra, no matter how bad their brakes are screaming or how many error codes are stored in the car’s PCM. It was a losing proposition, especially since the loss we were taking on every oil change ultimately reflected in our commission checks. We all hated dealing with these ludicrously-cheap oil changes, and Colossal Redneck and I both were up for doing just about anything to get out of them.
Around 11:00, a black BMW pulled into the parking lot. This was my cue. In walked a man in a cheap polyester suit. He walked into my office and flicked his car key at me. It bounced off the bridge of my nose and clattered to the floor.
Mr. Mumble: “I’ll be in the waiting room. Hurry up.”
Oh no you didn’t, gir’frien’.
Me: “One sec, sir, I just need to find you on the schedule real quick. Can I get your last name?”
Mr. Mumble: “sigh It’s [clearly pronounced last name].”
Oh, so now he can pronounce it clearly. How about that.
Me: “Great! Why don’t you have a seat real quick while I find you on the schedule and print up a quick piece of paperwork.”
Mr. Mumble sat down across from me and tapped his fingers on his desk impatiently while I pulled up his file.
Immediately my IM client lit up.
CR: “r u lookng him up?”
Me: “Yeah, why?”
CR: “is he a good costomer?”
Me: “His file just shows oil changes on this and another car, nothing else.”
CR: “lets git rid of him”
Me: “You’re the boss.”
Colossal Redneck shot me a grin from across the hall. I made a show of pretending to scroll down the list of appointments on my screen.
Me: “I’m terribly sorry, sir, but I don’t see your name on the schedule.”
I typed his last name into the search box and flicked the monitor around so he could see “zero results.”
Mr. Mumble: “I don’t have time for this! Figure it out!”
He stood and turned to head toward the waiting room, but Colossal Redneck strolled across the hall and intercepted him.
CR: “I’m all kinds a’ sorry, sir, but what seems ta be the trouble?”
Mr. Mumble: “Your employee managed to forget about my appointment. I don’t have time to be dealing with this kind of incompetence.”
CR: “Now, now, sir, my friend here and I don’t always be seein’ eye-to-eye ‘bout things, but I haven’t known ‘im to be incompetent.”
CR turned to me and gave me a wink.
CR: “How’s that there schedule lookin’ for the day, you think we kin sneak ‘im in?”
Time to bluff. I flicked my screen back around and typed some random fake bullsh!t.
Me: “Packed solid. We’re booked all day, I’m afraid. I’d love to sneak him in, but we’re way overbooked as it is.”
CR turned back to Mr. Mumble.
CR: “Well, I’m real sorry about the confusion, but I’ll tell ya what, if’n ya' give me a minute, I’ll do my damnedest an’ sneak ‘er into the bay and git that there oil change done for ya. How’s that sound?”
In my experience, there is a kind of studied arrogance and anger that the kind of douchenozzles who buy stripped-down base-model German cars uniquely possess. It’s not everyone who buys a base-model German car, of course, but it’s plenty of them. It’s hard to describe, this weird theatrical aggression, but it’s as though it’s practiced, like these people just stand in the shower where their voices sound deep and powerful and practice their fantasy arguments out loud each morning. I’ve seen it a lot, and you get to where you can see it coming from a distance. It doesn’t seem like it’s about being angry at something in particular, it sure doesn’t seem like it’s about being right, per se, it’s more like it’s about feeling superior and powerful, and so it comes out even when there really isn’t anything to be shouty about. The funny thing is, you just about never see it out of someone with an E55 or a C4S or an M5, it’s always the jackasses who barely scraped up enough scratch for a 4-banger C-class just so they could make sure everyone in earshot knew they had a Mercedes.
Mr. Mumble dipped deep into his thespian training, as predicted, and unleashed a tirade.
Mr. Mumble: “How about this, asshole: next time don’t put this f#cking retard on the phones so I don’t have to sit here and tell all of you how to do your god-damned jobs!”
I watched Colossal Redneck try so, so hard not to smile.
CR: “I’m real sorry, sir, but that’s the line right there. I know yer upset, but y’all can’t be cussin’ at my guys, not in here. I’mma have’ta ask ya’ to leave.”
Colossal Redneck held his hand in the direction of the door. Mr. Mumble raised his index finger and put it in Colossal Redneck’s face as if he had something to say, but then thought better of getting in the face of a 300lb meat-man and marched out to the parking lot. Colossal Redneck slammed the door behind him and then returned to my office.
CR: “Well, that’s the last we’ll be seein’ of that asshole. You don’ say a word about this to no one, ya hear?”
Just then, a noise erupted from the parking lot, loud enough that I could hear it all the way on the other side of the office.
F#######CK!
A second later, the door opened and in marched Mr. Mumble.
CR: “Kin I help ya with somethin’?”
Mr. Mumble: “You still have my key.”
I grabbed it off my desk and slid it toward him. I was dying to flick it at his face, but it was probably best to keep our extremely thin veneer of plausible deniability intact as best as possible. He exited for real this time, accompanied by the sound of tires squealing out of the parking lot. Colossal Redneck waited a moment and then sat in the chair across the desk from me. He spun my monitor around to face him and grabbed my phone and dialed.
CR: “Howdy, is this Mr. mumble? This is Colossal Redneck at Dishonest Used Car Dealership. We just wanted to see if you were going to make it in for your morning oil change.”
Colossal Redneck quickly put the phone on speaker.
Mr. Mumble: “Are you f#cking serious? F#CK YOU. I was just in your sh#t-ass shop five seconds ago and…”
Colossal Redneck hung up on him mid-rant.
”Damn, his cell phone must git bad reception. HAW HAW HAW!”
He continued cackling to himself and traipsed back to his office.
Epilogue:
On the following Saturday, The Amazon received a phone call from someone, presumably Mr. Mumble, complaining about our terrible service, which is pretty hilarious since he was basically lodging a complaint with Satan that the fire and brimstone was a little too warm for his liking. Apparently his complaint was rant-y enough that The Amazon just hung up on him mid-tirade. Of course, when she told us this, Colossal Redneck and I were absolutely howling, though we politely declined to explain the reason we were laughing so hard.
I hope that somewhere out there is our guy still regaling everyone he meets with the story of the one week in May when he had the worst cell phone reception in the world.
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2015.09.20 01:21 36055512 The Weak Connection

Previous tales from Dishonest Used Car Dealership
So, somebody thought I might be dead yesterday, (which, frankly, isn’t a bad guess) so I guess that’s my reminder to post something, lest someone send out a search party.
It’s Monday morning, and I’m in my usual bad mood. Dishonest Used Car Dealership has a new pile of broken Mercedes-Benzes that need attention, and, as usual, the local Mercedes dealership is being a bunch of sh!theads about getting us parts. They started making the OM616 engine sometime around when Jesus was just being taken down from the cross and only quit making them about two weeks ago, so how bloody hard can it be to get parts for one? Then I discover that someone, and I have no idea who (Colossal Redneck), has drawn dicks on random sheets of paper in my printer, so I’ve got to either throw the whole pile out or fish through the whole f*cking ream so I don’t send a customer out the door with a big dong drawn right through their invoice. And then the phone is ringing!
”Service, this is 36055512.”
The man on the other end of the like spoke slowly, firmly, deliberately, like you might to a child that’s being scolded.
Customer: “I am making an appointment for an oil change on my car.”
Me: “Sure thing. Can I have the year, make, and model of your car?”
Customer: “2000. BMW. 323i.”
Me: “Okay, you have a 2000 323i for an oil change. Is there anything else you’d like us to have a look at while it’s in?”
Customer: “NO.”
Me: “Okay. And what day were you wanting to bring it in?”
Customer: “sigh Whenever.”
Me: “Tomorrow good?”
Customer: “No.”
Me: “How about Wednesday?”
Customer: “No.”
Alright, how about I just go ahead and recite every day of the week for you.
Me: “Alright, maybe Thursday, then?”
Customer: “FRIDAY. MORNING.”
Thank you, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
Me: “Friday morning it is. Bring it in any time, we can have it done in 30 minutes. I just need your phone number, and we’re all set.
Customer: “I’m already in your system.”
Me: “Great! Can I get your last name so I can look up your file?”
The person on the other end of the line gave a pretentious laugh.
Customer: “I’m sorry, but did I stutter? I’m in. Your. System.”
Oh good, one of these. The last time I checked, this was an auto shop, not the f*cking Miss Cleo hotline.
Me: “Yes sir, and our system works off either your name or your car’s VIN. I’ll need one of the two to get your information up.
Customer. “FINE. My last name is mumble.”
Me: “I’m sorry sir, I didn’t catch that.”
Customer. “mumble.”
Me: “Maybe there’s something wrong with the line, I’m having a hard time hearing you. Can you spell it for me?”
Customer: “It’s spelled exactly like it sounds.”
Well, it sounded like mumble, so not real helpful there, homeboy.
Me: “I’m sorry, sir, I’m having a bit of trouble hearing you. Maybe your connection is breaking up? If you’d just spell your last name for me real quick, I’ll have everything I need.”
Cue the ranting.
Customer: “I don’t have time for this! I’m already in your system, I don’t understand why I…”
click
What a shame, the phone call “dropped.” Look, I’m trying to do my god-damned job here so I can actually call you when your stupid car is done having its oil changed. I’m not asking for your social security number and the names and addresses of three references, this isn’t a Department of Defense security screening, I just need some basic f*cking info so I can do my dumb little job.
The phone immediately rang.
Me: “Service, this is 36055512.”
It was the same customer.
Customer: “You hung up on me!”
Me: “I’m terribly sorry, sir, we seem to be having some kind of connection issue, and the call dropped. Now, all I need is your last name so I can look up your car’s records.”
Customer: “FINE. IT’S MUMBLE.”
Me: “…would you mind spelling that for me, please?”
Customer: “IT’S SPELLED JUST LIKE…”
click
Gee, he’s just having all kinds of cell phone problems, isn’t he? Come on, this isn’t hard. Pronounce your damn name or spell it, I don’t care which, but you’re going to do one of the two.
The phone rang.
Me: “Service, this is…”
Customer: “WE GOT DISCONNECTED.”
Me: “So we did. You don’t happen to be going through the tunnels do you? We get all kinds of dropped connections from there.”
Customer: “MY LAST NAME IS MUMBLE!”
He repeated it a few more times for effect.
Customer “MUMBLE MUMBLE MUMBLE!”
Now, hanging up on this clown was beginning to get pretty hilarious, but I had other lines ringing that needed my particular flavor of irritability.
Me: “Alright, Mr. mumble, I’ve got you scheduled for Friday morning. Just to make sure my records are up to date, can I get a phone number to reach you at?”
He gave me his cell phone number and into the schedule his information went:
Mr. Mumble, 2000 323i, Oil / filter, [Phone number].
”Hey, can y’all print up the day’s schedule?”
Colossal Redneck was hollering across the hall at me. It was Friday morning. He could perfectly well have just looked at the schedule on his monitor or printed it himself, but he was a piece of sh*t and he liked making me jump just because he could. I grabbed a few sheets of dick-paper out of the recycling and printed the schedule on them for him.
CR: “What in the f*ck is a Mr. Mumble?”
I laughed. I had all but forgotten about the incident at the beginning of the week until he reminded me. I relayed the story.
Me: “…and so I kept hanging up on him and telling him his line dropped. I mean, how hard is it to spell your name?”
CR frowned at me and shook his head. Then, he cracked and a smile crept over his face.
CR: “Ya know, there’s a special place in hell for people who’d rather spend more time bein’ assholes than jes’ gettin’ the job done, ya know?”
This was as close as CR ever got to giving me permission to be a dick to a customer. But, it was a slow, rainy Friday, we were bored, and I could tell he was looking for anything to entertain us. Plus, oil changes made us zero money with how little we charged for them. In fact, we figured out that we typically lost about $20 for every oil change we did. What we should have done was bump the price up and not try to compete with the local quick lube shops, but Rom and The Amazon were convinced we were going to be the number one volume repair shop in the metro area, no matter if we bankrupted ourselves in the process. In order to hasten the bankruptcy process, they had advertised our oil changes on one of the local radio stations without bothering to consult anyone in service first. The price they advertised them at was so low that I could tell when our ads ran just by the sheer volume of phone calls.
The only value in doing a cheap oil change is as a loss leader: it gives the technician a chance to give a quick look over the car and find other things that need to be repaired, things we could actually make some damn money on. But, the vast, vast majority of the time you get cheap-sh*t customers who are not interested in anything extra, no matter how bad their brakes are screaming or how many error codes are stored in the car’s PCM. It was a losing proposition, especially since the loss we were taking on every oil change ultimately reflected in our commission checks. We all hated dealing with these ludicrously-cheap oil changes, and Colossal Redneck and I both were up for doing just about anything to get out of them.
Around 11:00, a black BMW pulled into the parking lot. This was my cue. In walked a man in a cheap polyester suit. He walked into my office and flicked his car key at me. It bounced off the bridge of my nose and clattered to the floor.
Mr. Mumble: “I’ll be in the waiting room. Hurry up.”
Oh no you didn’t, gir’frien’.
Me: “One sec, sir, I just need to find you on the schedule real quick. Can I get your last name?”
Mr. Mumble: “sigh It’s [clearly pronounced last name].”
Oh, so now he can pronounce it clearly. How about that.
Me: “Great! Why don’t you have a seat real quick while I find you on the schedule and print up a quick piece of paperwork.”
Mr. Mumble sat down across from me and tapped his fingers on his desk impatiently while I pulled up his file.
Immediately my IM client lit up.
CR: “r u lookng him up?”
Me: “Yeah, why?”
CR: “is he a good costomer?”
Me: “His file just shows oil changes on this and another car, nothing else.”
CR: “lets git rid of him”
Me: “You’re the boss.”
Colossal Redneck shot me a grin from across the hall. I made a show of pretending to scroll down the list of appointments on my screen.
Me: “I’m terribly sorry, sir, but I don’t see your name on the schedule.”
I typed his last name into the search box and flicked the monitor around so he could see “zero results.”
Mr. Mumble: “I don’t have time for this! Figure it out!”
He stood and turned to head toward the waiting room, but Colossal Redneck strolled across the hall and intercepted him.
CR: “I’m all kinds a’ sorry, sir, but what seems ta be the trouble?”
Mr. Mumble: “Your employee managed to forget about my appointment. I don’t have time to be dealing with this kind of incompetence.”
CR: “Now, now, sir, my friend here and I don’t always be seein’ eye-to-eye ‘bout things, but I haven’t known ‘im to be incompetent.”
CR turned to me and gave me a wink.
CR: “How’s that there schedule lookin’ for the day, you think we kin sneak ‘im in?”
Time to bluff. I flicked my screen back around and typed some random fake bullsh!t.
Me: “Packed solid. We’re booked all day, I’m afraid. I’d love to sneak him in, but we’re way overbooked as it is.”
CR turned back to Mr. Mumble.
CR: “Well, I’m real sorry about the confusion, but I’ll tell ya what, if’n ya' give me a minute, I’ll do my damnedest an’ sneak ‘er into the bay and git that there oil change done for ya. How’s that sound?”
In my experience, there is a kind of studied arrogance and anger that the kind of douchenozzles who buy stripped-down base-model German cars uniquely possess. It’s not everyone who buys a base-model German car, of course, but it’s plenty of them. It’s hard to describe, this weird theatrical aggression, but it’s as though it’s practiced, like these people just stand in the shower where their voices sound deep and powerful and practice their fantasy arguments out loud each morning. I’ve seen it a lot, and you get to where you can see it coming from a distance. It doesn’t seem like it’s about being angry at something in particular, it sure doesn’t seem like it’s about being right, per se, it’s more like it’s about feeling superior and powerful, and so it comes out even when there really isn’t anything to be shouty about. The funny thing is, you just about never see it out of someone with an E55 or a C4S or an M5, it’s always the jackasses who barely scraped up enough scratch for a 4-banger C-class just so they could make sure everyone in earshot knew they had a Mercedes.
Mr. Mumble dipped deep into his thespian training, as predicted, and unleashed a tirade.
Mr. Mumble: “How about this, asshole: next time don’t put this f#cking retard on the phones so I don’t have to sit here and tell all of you how to do your god-damned jobs!”
I watched Colossal Redneck try so, so hard not to smile.
CR: “I’m real sorry, sir, but that’s the line right there. I know yer upset, but y’all can’t be cussin’ at my guys, not in here. I’mma have’ta ask ya’ to leave.”
Colossal Redneck held his hand in the direction of the door. Mr. Mumble raised his index finger and put it in Colossal Redneck’s face as if he had something to say, but then thought better of getting in the face of a 300lb meat-man and marched out to the parking lot. Colossal Redneck slammed the door behind him and then returned to my office.
CR: “Well, that’s the last we’ll be seein’ of that asshole. You don’ say a word about this to no one, ya hear?”
Just then, a noise erupted from the parking lot, loud enough that I could hear it all the way on the other side of the office.
F#######CK!
A second later, the door opened and in marched Mr. Mumble.
CR: “Kin I help ya with somethin’?”
Mr. Mumble: “You still have my key.”
I grabbed it off my desk and slid it toward him. I was dying to flick it at his face, but it was probably best to keep our extremely thin veneer of plausible deniability intact as best as possible. He exited for real this time, accompanied by the sound of tires squealing out of the parking lot. Colossal Redneck waited a moment and then sat in the chair across the desk from me. He spun my monitor around to face him and grabbed my phone and dialed.
CR: “Howdy, is this Mr. mumble? This is Colossal Redneck at Dishonest Used Car Dealership. We just wanted to see if you were going to make it in for your morning oil change.”
Colossal Redneck quickly put the phone on speaker.
Mr. Mumble: “Are you f#cking serious? F#CK YOU. I was just in your sh#t-ass shop five seconds ago and…”
Colossal Redneck hung up on him mid-rant.
”Damn, his cell phone must git bad reception. HAW HAW HAW!”
He continued cackling to himself and traipsed back to his office.
Epilogue:
On the following Saturday, The Amazon received a phone call from someone, presumably Mr. Mumble, complaining about our terrible service, which is pretty hilarious since he was basically lodging a complaint with Satan that the fire and brimstone was a little too warm for his liking. Apparently his complaint was rant-y enough that The Amazon just hung up on him mid-tirade. Of course, when she told us this, Colossal Redneck and I were absolutely howling, though we politely declined to explain the reason we were laughing so hard.
I hope that somewhere out there is our guy still regaling everyone he meets with the story of the one week in May when he had the worst cell phone reception in the world.
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