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  1. Dngrsone

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    So, I had my car at the dealership to do some warranty repairs. They called me and said I needed sparkplugs (they were pretty corroded and cylinder four was misfiring) and they could install them for me for $220-something... I cut them off and said I'd take care of it.

    I ordered a set of plugs from Amazon, along with a 5" long socket, dielectric, and anti-sieze for about $53 total. Picked up my car, and as soon as I had time, I went to replace my plugs.

    Turns out, the misfire wasn't because of a corroded sparkplug, but because of a weak connection between the coilpack and the spring. I ended up paying $162 for a replacement coilpack, and I'm more than a little angry with the dealership because of it.

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  2. justanotherguy

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    At least you got all new plugs installed...
    I took the Honda in for a misfire. Screw it they have the tech...At 115k who knows what it is, maybe a coilpack.
    $82, check some connections, cleared the code.. (*&^*&^ that, I could have done that..
    Now mind you, it is a high speed fault, 75 mph.. First some, just en engine light.. second time sets codes.
    I had autozone pull the hard codes... turns out the plugs I installed a couple months earlier had serious gap issues.
    Re-gapped, problem gone. *(&(*&(*&*(& you Honda in Elmhurst.

    Now the real question is why was the gap at .080" so soon after install??


    Side note, my co-worker was whining about someone moved something at his house, and dammit, its MY house.
    I couldn't resist.. "kinda like someone rearranging MY toolbox?"

    Add to that, he finished working at 10 am... and after lunch I went back to putting up shelves and re-arranging the shop. PITA by yourself.
    I see him sleeping... **** that, I;m done too.
     
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    What really grinds my gears, is children screaming inside a glass house, honestly I am willingly to give them some peanut butter without milk and see how they like it, and also give them a bad place to sit down and talk their problems over. Yet it is so hard to know what the living nightmares they are really screaming about. I get it is a "play pen" and have to be "polite" but I am going to get my chains aws and knive them down, but I would not cross that line either. I used to work at a fast food joint too. So my tinnus (Ringing in my ear) has been so mangifiable.
     
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    This. This makes me crazy. Crazy! Oh, I took it at the middle school, had to pick my niece up so there's that added bonus! UGH
     
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    Had a similiar program entitled 4-H, where I just did corn bread, and will support them until the days are enough said anyways :) It can be so crazy around the kitchen and profit. But for what though?
     
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    worked with OCD guy today...My tool box, which is back the way I like it... Kept putting tools away while we were working, had to go get them every time.

    Then I needed a wrench, the canvas tool pouch is rolled up AND laced, like a shoe. WTF
    Its rolled up.
    In a tool box.
    it is IMPOSSIBLE for it to unroll and scatter.
    I cut the dam strings off with a side cutter.
     
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    Okay, here's my crusade of the week...


    BTW I filed the complaint with the Sheriff's Office this morning. The deputy stated that in ten years on the force he'd never seen this. He filed the report and said he'd visit the company personally. Meanwhile, I'm hoping my neighbor, who has 4K security cameras, can find the video of employees tossing these things out. That would be the evidence required to connect the littering to that company. And I posted the Corporate HQ phone number with the hope that people will burn up their phone lines with complaints. I want this to either cost them so much, or scare them so badly, that those predatory sharks NEVER pull this stunt again.
     
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    Good for you!

    What I don't understand is, what was their point? How does throwing [presumed] literature on the ground help their business?

    What is Cash Express? I'm guessing one of those ruthless payday loan places, or something similar. :(
     
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    This whole college admissions scandal really pisses me off. :(

    If these celebrities wanted their kids to go to elite universities, they should've brought them up valuing education, and making good grades.

    My family values education--and went to USC, Stanford, and UCLA the old-fashioned way, by EARNING it with grades/academic achievement. Shame on those who chose a dirty route...
     
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    Cheap advertising.

    Littering is a disgrace. They should pay for it.
     
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    Humanity. Enough said. :D
     
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    Perhaps I'm overthinking it, but if I saw what appeared to be trash...on the ground...it would go in the trash. So much for cheap advertising!
    I hope they're held accountable. This tree-hugger strongly dislikes those who pollute our environment. :(
     
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    This has me highly pissed. :mad:

    In just ≈10 weeks, 22 horses have died at Santa Anita Racetrack. It's been closed indefinitely for racing since last week, after #21 died; it was deemed safe and reopened for training Monday...and today #22 died.

    Santa Anita is world-famous, which has put these tragedies, and my city, in the spotlight. I'm outraged both as an animal rights advocate and an Arcadia homeowner.

    I hope they figure out the problem soon--before any more horses die--and fix it. :maddroid:
     
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    theft...
    My God.. My foreman retired in October...and mind you, we take things home like old tools that are deemed unused...
    But man, on his way out. New shop vac. Decent (Read : we used it daily) air compressor...all sorts of sundry items...I hear now that at a deserted warehouse he was loading 'stuff'; into his personal vehicle, likely shelving ( there are truckloads there)...
    At another warehouse, I was in our little workshop room (that we never go to anymore) and I was like "where are the cabinets????"
    We had two nice locked cabinets. gone. No one has keys but us...He had me bring back the misc shop stuff in those cabinets last summer, now I know why..

    But here's the rub, he is ******** rich. like $2 mil+ net worth. Spent the last year at work, on the phone planning and working on his Lake house. literally a $650k+ project.
    He was the GC. The lot alone was $250k.. And yet he kept sending two of us on wild goose chases all the time, the other guy, second in command confided 'yea, he wanted you guys out so he could load up'...

    WT actual F... He called right after he left, was going to be nearby, let's go to lunch. He literally asked me to TAKE a single 3/16" allen wrench from our shop set, because his set was missing one......
    To be honest, since I don't have a list of every single tool in the shop, we will never know the damage.
    Did I mention how loaded he was? Bought a $70k suburban the other day. looking at home in AZ so he can have a place for the winter...

    despicable
     
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    People coughing, sneezing and blowing their nose at work.
    Take a sick day.
     
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    The unexpected violence of the morning.
    Great line. Anybody know the source. Who said it first?
     
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    One of my old highschool friends getting fluids in his lungs, and having kidney failure, too much drinking also cut back on the red bull and soda for pete's sake, also drink a lot of water the fluids will clear up after a huge hospital visit with them.

    Why are the pretty ladies taken and I am stuck in friendzone with them?
     
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    I know how that is :cool:
     
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    How can you order a Sausage Egg & Cheese Mc Muffin and they leave out the Sausage :mad:
     
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    Dealer service pisses me off - having worked on the design side of things. Hearing the issues people have with repairs only to know the dealer didn't even try to diagnose it right. Seeing the picture and noticing the Scrivet I assume you have a GM product. I think toyota uses them too. And your one plug looks like it sees water often. which is bad, or troubling.

    Good luck on the fix - take your pics back to the dealer and demand a refund - or threaten to go to the local news with your findings. (seriously I hate dealers)
     
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    uhm - becasue smackdonnalds.

    that's easy. I mean why is chick fil a the fastest growing, highest growth capitol group in the food industry - because they try. Hate chicken and closed on sundays but by damn they actual do know customer service and are friendly.

    Smurf mcdonnalds, smurf taco bell, KFC,and depending on the location burger king.
     
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    meanwhile - I hate people using fake phone numbers to scan call. should be illegal.

    Like mandatory whipping illegal. smurf fines. No you get your azz beat, AND pay the fine.
     
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    Mine have been happily living without it for 31 years! :D
     
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