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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Hy-Vee absolutely sucks at bagging groceries. Who in their right minds puts tomatoes at the bottom of a grocery bag?

    Is it that hard to put the heavy and boxy items on the bottom so the bag doesn’t tip either?

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    Or just the person that bagged it sucks. I go to Hy-Vee all the time and they do a fine job.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Hy-Vee absolutely sucks at bagging groceries. Who in their right minds puts tomatoes at the bottom of a grocery bag?

    Is it that hard to put the heavy and boxy items on the bottom so the bag doesn’t tip either?
    My wife and I go there together, and we always try to bag our own groceries because of lackluster experiences in the past. Sure, the kids mean well, but their parents never seemed to have taught them how to do it right.
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    I bag myself.

    1. Don't trust the baggers
    2. Stacking stuff in a sensible manner (building pallets) is what I do for a living, and I'm good at it. It's second nature by now.
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    Apple is an effing cult. Can't believe people will pay $1100 for their top-end phone.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Apple is an effing cult. Can't believe people will pay $1100 for their top-end phone.
    Not an Apple guy, but regardless of brand, I gave up on the cell phone run around a few years ago. The combination of super expensive phones and the cell companies BS payment plans jacking up my cell bill ****ed me off enough that I'm sticking with my current phone until it is dead.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Not an Apple guy, but regardless of brand, I gave up on the cell phone run around a few years ago. The combination of super expensive phones and the cell companies BS payment plans jacking up my cell bill ****ed me off enough that I'm sticking with my current phone until it is dead.
    This.

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    I never got the whole Apple thing. Maybe because I was always too cheap. I could get stuff that worked for way less

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    I never got the whole Apple thing. Maybe because I was always too cheap. I could get stuff that worked for way less
    Like a flip phone!
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    She doesn’t want to be confused for a Luddite

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    bwahahaha!

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    She doesn’t want to be confused for a Luddite
    You need a new joke, gator. /Surly /sheeple.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Who’s joking?

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Who’s joking?
    Considering the smart phone has been the only modern technology I've refused to accept, it's a joke to me. A phone is a phone. A flip phone serves its purpose in that sense. If I want a computer, hey, I have one. It's called a laptop.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    You still write checks.

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    You still write checks.
    When the only other option is to have automatic withdrawal from my account. Sorry, that's bullsh*. I will pay you. You will not automatically take my money.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    When the only other option is to have automatic withdrawal from my account. Sorry, that's bullsh*. I will pay you. You will not automatically take my money.
    This kind of sounds like a caveman being afraid of fire. You know they don't just randomly take money out of your account whenever they want, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    This kind of sounds like a caveman being afraid of fire. You know they don't just randomly take money out of your account whenever they want, right?
    Well, duh. But you have given them access to your bank account, and that does open the door for possible problems.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Not an Apple guy, but regardless of brand, I gave up on the cell phone run around a few years ago. The combination of super expensive phones and the cell companies BS payment plans jacking up my cell bill ****ed me off enough that I'm sticking with my current phone until it is dead.
    This has been my thought too. But I caught a lucky break this week.

    My iphone 6+ started acting up about three weeks ago. I've had it a little over three and a half years, and paid about $600 for it when I got it, so I had no interest in doing that again anytime soon.

    The touch screen wasn't responding, or responding real slow. But then last weekend it just went crazy. It acted like I was typing a letter on it. Apps would open and close, links would be clicked on without me touching the screen. Contacts would be called.

    I took it to the Apple store at the Mall of America Tuesday. One of their techs immediately was able to diagnose the problem. The battery had expanded, something that can apparently happen in these phones. Because it was something deemed "not my fault" they gave me two options. They would replace the battery for $30. Or they would give me a brand new iphone 6+ identical in all respects to my current phone. For $29.

    Being the frugal individual that I am, I told them I'd save the $1 and go with the new phone instead of the replacement battery.

    I'm booking that as a win.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Considering the smart phone has been the only modern technology I've refused to accept, it's a joke to me. A phone is a phone. A flip phone serves its purpose in that sense. If I want a computer, hey, I have one. It's called a laptop.
    I hear what you're saying Brent, but society is probably going to force the move on you.

    Our Vikings season tickets this year are all electronic, and the ease with which they are used and transferred is pretty sweet. Our college World Series tickets were the same way.

    I was always hesitant to simply use my phone for my boarding pass, especially when going on winter vacations, just in case I lost my phone or it froze up, but I've completely reversed on that as well, and am much happier for it.

    I've also become convinced about ApplePay. For instance, I did not know that when you load your credit cards into ApplePay, a completely different credit card number is assigned by the bank. Thus, if your phone were ever hacked, the hackers would get useless information regarding your credit cards and wouldn't be able to use the numbers to make online purchases or anything like that, because the ApplePay number for your card only works with fingerprint identification from your phone.

    Society is only going in that direction, and I don't think that's all bad. And that is coming from someone who still tries to pay for pretty much everything with cash.
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