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I've watched enough Youtube Karen videos to know there's certainly been an increase in general rudeness and downright nastiness in people lately. I think society is slowly becoming increasingly isolated because of social media and folks are just forgetting how to communicate human to human. Everybody seems to be angry at someone or something all the time.

Back on topic: I'm annoyed that I get numerous emails from retailers or shippers alerting me of my order's progress every step of the way. I don't need to know when something has reached X facility and when it departs it. I've gotten 6(!) emails to date from FedEx for something I ordered overseas. Those orders go through a series of endless procedures and I get an email for each progression. It drives me nuts.
 

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I mostly agree - just give me the tracking # and I'll check progress when I feel like checking. I kind of like the "out for delivery" ones but they're absolutely not necessary.
 

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I've watched enough Youtube Karen videos to know there's certainly been an increase in general rudeness and downright nastiness in people lately. I think society is slowly becoming increasingly isolated because of social media and folks are just forgetting how to communicate human to human. Everybody seems to be angry at someone or something all the time.

I suspect that what drives a lot of that is that when you're on-line, you're essentially anonymous, even if you use your actual name instead of a handle. People are more inclined to be rude and blunt when you're not face-to-face. So now, even when one is face-to-face, people will be rude because they've conditioned themselves to act that way.
 

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Going through 11 seasons of The Jeffersons on DVD, finally get to the last episode of the series only to discover that...there is no final episode of the series. It just ends on a random storyline of George babysitting a bunch of Girl Scout knockoffs. WTF? That was so anticlimactic.
 

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Going through 11 seasons of The Jeffersons on DVD, finally get to the last episode of the series only to discover that...there is no final episode of the series. It just ends on a random storyline of George babysitting a bunch of Girl Scout knockoffs. WTF? That was so anticlimactic.
The Jeffersons was not really given a proper finale, as it was seemingly cancelled abruptly in the summer of 1985. The last episode broadcast, "Red Robins," was actually supposed to be the first episode of the next season. The decision was pretty controversial at the time, as most of the cast said they learned of the cancellation through the news media or tabloids rather than from the network.

Conveniently, Marla Gibbs' sitcom, 227, premiered in the fall of 1985.
 

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Surprised to hear The Jeffersons was on the air that long. This has at least one dialog alteration- the episode that guested Gary Coleman. George and Weezie were supposed to take care of him on a temporary basis. The dialog change was replacing
a politically incorrect word with “rattle-
brained”.
 

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11 years is a LONG time for any episodic TV series, let alone a sitcom that was actually a spinoff albeit a rather successful one. I also got through nine seasons of Night Court. Phew! TV shows that run long start to show their age around the 6th season - this is why the people behind LOST (another fav) decided to cut it off at 6 instead of continuing aimlessly on. Bravo! As for The Jeffersons, it definitely felt like it was running on fumes towards the later seasons. At one point it felt like there wasn't actually much of a studio audience because the laughter was sporadic and sounded like there were only about 4 people in the audience. I wouldn't be surprised if the Producers decided to shoot most of the later episodes without an audience and what we heard "laughing" were the crew.

Anyway, sad end the the show. Proof that people who make these decisions don't give two sh!ts about the fans.
 

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I know I’m flogging a dead horse, but I wish other drivers would do their job. I picked up this problem just now- the bead is about to separate from the sidewall. In other words, a ticking bomb. 😡
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That's why, IMHO, "retreads" should be illegal on big trucks (and cars, too for that matter). We've been hit by one separating - fortunately no damage - and *did* get some minor damage from a leading vehicle hitting one laying on the highway throwing it into our car's bumper.
 

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A piece of advice for those who want to move an alligator tail (trucker’s vernacular for a recap that separates from the tire casing) out of the way- be very careful when putting your hands on it- these have metal wiring running through them, and can easily get in your skin. I’ve had this happen to me a few times.
 

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A piece of advice for those who want to move an alligator tail (trucker’s vernacular for a recap that separates from the tire casing) out of the way- be very careful when putting your hands on it- these have metal wiring running through them, and can easily get in your skin. I’ve had this happen to me a few times.
If you're gonna do something like that, you'll need heavy gloves, and you'll need to do it very gingerly.
 

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This might have been mentioned before:

People who remove the dish cover from the microwave and blow up their food in it, then leave the mess for someone else to clean up.
 

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So I got my windshield replaced today. It cost $342 after tax, and that included tinting a new eyebrow on the windshield. I picked up my car right before the shop closed and got home shortly after. It was then that I discovered something extraordinary. Either it’s a one in a million coincidence or the shop broke my ignition. After getting home, I put my car in park and shut off the engine but the key wouldn’t turn all the way to off position so I could remove the key. I jiggled the key, moved the steering wheel from side to side, made sure the transmission was fully in park, but the ignition refused to turn all the way back to the key release position. After restarting the car three or four times, the ignition turned completely off like butter and I could remove the key. This has never happened before in the six years I’ve owned this car. I tried flipping the key over, started the car, turned the engine off, and the key got stuck again. I tried my spare key on both sides and it got stuck both times. Also, the steering wheel lock no longer works so I can turn the wheel with the key out of the ignition. If I remember correctly, there’s a spring with a shaft or pin in the ignition that should actuate over and lock the steering column in place when the key goes to the full off position and that’s not happening.

Long story short, I got my broken windshield replaced for a good price but now I have to take my car to Honda World first thing in the morning to (most likely) get my ignition replaced. The worst part is, I can’t prove the shop broke my ignition so it would be their word against mine. Oh, it rains, but it pours. 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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You are correct that you did get a good price on a new windshield/installation.

Did you look at the key extension, to see if it’s bent?
 

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