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1 "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:47 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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I don't know what the heck I did to cause this, but I keep getting
a lot of E-Mails in my three accounts on Life Insurance, Burial Insurance, and Long Term Care places trying to sign me up to stay when I'm all crippled and unable to do things for myself.

Even wheel chair sales and electric hover rounds and Bath Tubs to enter easily.

It's like I'm dying and the buzzards are waiting for my last breath. Geepers!

Even with phone calls; advertising Diabetic Supplies and Discrete shipments of adult diapers.

I don't read any of the emails but what a pain in the butt. And every day, its the same people like 12 times just from one offer.

I guess just by doing research on medical sites, even though I don't enter my name or e-mail address, somehow they get it.

2 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:28 am

bethk

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My computer guy says once one email gets opened by you it triggers a whole deluge of crap being sent to your account. Just keep deleting and / or sending them to 'spam'.

Then again, those 'easy in' bath tubs ARE pretty cool......

Hahahahahahaha!

3 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:37 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:My computer guy says once one email gets opened by you it triggers a whole deluge of crap being sent to your account.  Just keep deleting and / or sending them to 'spam'.  

Then again, those 'easy in' bath tubs ARE pretty cool......

Hahahahahahaha!

Yeah.... I would love to have a tub like that! Tina said," What if I want to get out of the tub to get something, do I have to wait for the thing to drain?"
I said,"of coarse, but who the heck would want to get out so soon, and for what?"
She said, hahahahaha....In case I have to go to the bathroom!!!"

Oh dear, leave it to her, to go to the extreme! Razz

4 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:39 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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BTW.... I don't "super click" on the computer, but I know someone who does!

I won't mention names! LOL

5 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:59 pm

Crybaby

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Jimmy wrote:Even with phone calls; advertising Diabetic Supplies and Discrete shipments of adult diapers.

I don't read any of the emails but what a pain in the butt. And every day, its the same people like 12 times just from one offer.

I guess just by doing research on medical sites, even though I don't enter my name or e-mail address, somehow they get it.

We don't answer the phone if we don't recognize the caller and don't want a call from the company identified on the caller ID. We used to get about 25 or so of those calls a day and are now down to about 10. Every once in a while, Brian can't help himself and answers one because they ring the phone for SOOOO long, but then the number of calls increase again. All this and we're on the DO NOT CALL LIST, too! It's much worse, of course, during the political season, as lots of the calls have local numbers. But if you know us and you want to get in touch with us, you'll call on a phone that either identifies you or your phone number. Sometimes I get an email from someone advising they're trying to get in touch with me (like Rich who sells Mad Hunky) and then I laugh and answer. But otherwise, the caller is on their own... We don't have voicemail for that reason either. No one seems to use it except solicitors, who promptly fill up our friends' voicemails. Not for us!

Same thing with emails. I don't "unsubscribe" as it just alerts them they're using a good email address. I either delete them without opening or hit "spam" and report them. It takes a while but the emails will reduce, too. And you're right -- by doing research on those sites, they do get your email address. If I get a message saying the site is wanting to identify my location, I never allow them to do so, as it will only lead to more,

6 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:40 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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I never answer those un-identified callers. I tell Tina to just let it ring. If it's important, they will leave a message. But NOoooooo! She gets mad, and picks up, ant starts pounding the pound key... da da da da da dit dit dit dit......
I tell her, that doesnt work. She says, maybe they will think it's the FBI tracking the call!
LOL.... FBI???? FBI, I said! ..... I tell her, "Hey Tina, you've been watching too much of Archie Bunker in All in the Family!"

7 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:09 am

Crybaby

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:I never answer those un-identified callers. I tell Tina to just let it ring. If it's important, they will leave a message. But NOoooooo! She gets mad, and picks up, ant starts pounding the pound key... da da da da da dit dit dit dit......
I tell her, that doesnt work. She says, maybe they will think it's the FBI tracking the call!
LOL.... FBI????  FBI, I said! ..... I tell her, "Hey Tina, you've been watching too much of Archie Bunker in All in the Family!"

You guys crack me up, Jimmy! I know it's tempting to answer (it took me AGES to get Brian to stop once he retired and was home during the day) but it only makes matters worse. Luckily, our phone has a button that allows us to turn the ringer off.

Today he was getting a lot of calls as his ortho doc is scheduling a procedure. At one point, I heard him saying "hello" and then nothing. Then a minute later, I heard the same thing. Then I could hear him screaming and cussing at the phone. When I hollered out asking what the problem was, he groused at me, too. Later on, he told me his friend Jimmy kept calling from Cape Cod, and then Jimmy would accidentally hit the wrong button on his cell phone and disconnect. Then he would call right back and do the same thing over again! After the third time, Brian was ready to kill him. This and trying to answer legit calls from the doc's office, another doc's office, his insurer, etc. I stayed in the other room so I wouldn't see his head explode....

8 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:53 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Crybaby wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:I never answer those un-identified callers. I tell Tina to just let it ring. If it's important, they will leave a message. But NOoooooo! She gets mad, and picks up, ant starts pounding the pound key... da da da da da dit dit dit dit......
I tell her, that doesnt work. She says, maybe they will think it's the FBI tracking the call!
LOL.... FBI????  FBI, I said! ..... I tell her, "Hey Tina, you've been watching too much of Archie Bunker in All in the Family!"

You guys crack me up, Jimmy!  I know it's tempting to answer (it took me AGES to get Brian to stop once he retired and was home during the day) but it only makes matters worse. Luckily, our phone has a button that allows us to turn the ringer off.  

Today he was getting a lot of calls as his ortho doc is scheduling a procedure.  At one point, I heard him saying "hello" and then nothing.  Then a minute later, I heard the same thing.  Then I could hear him screaming and cussing at the phone.  When I hollered out asking what the problem was, he groused at me, too.  Later on, he told me his friend Jimmy kept calling from Cape Cod, and then Jimmy would accidentally hit the wrong button on his cell phone and disconnect.  Then he would call right back and do the same thing over again!  After the third time, Brian was ready to kill him.  This and trying to answer legit calls from the doc's office, another doc's office, his insurer, etc.  I stayed in the other room so I wouldn't see his head explode....

Thats so funny.... I can relate, because there are times when Tina is trying to call a Dr or a billing company where you have to listen to the recording, and push i.e. 3 for refund...or like 2 for speak to a representative etc.
Well all heck breaks loose if I make the tiniest noise. I try to tell her....speaker phone....put it on speakerphone, it's easier to listen, and push the buttons on the phone. Tina goes into a spasm mode all flipped out, and chases me away with her hands. God forbid, if she has to start all over again.

And guess who gets the devils eyes? .... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

9 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:31 am

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My DH used to have a laugh box that would laugh when you moved it. When we would get one of those calls he would let that box rip into the receiver. Then the laugh box broke and we couldn't find a replacement, so DH now sets off a farting keychain into the receiver. It blows various sounding raspberries that makes us both laugh. Of course, the caller hangs up.

10 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:25 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:My DH used to have a laugh box that would laugh when you moved it. When we would get one of those calls he would let that box rip into the receiver. Then the laugh box broke and we couldn't find a replacement, so DH now sets off a farting keychain into the receiver. It blows various sounding raspberries that makes us both laugh. Of course, the caller hangs up.



I have to rig a device that when we get those calls ( shown on the caller ID ) that will connect the fax machine. They say, if the caller connects with a fax machine, they don't call that number any more! ....

11 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:45 pm

cookingirl

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:
Bugster2 wrote:My DH used to have a laugh box that would laugh when you moved it. When we would get one of those calls he would let that box rip into the receiver. Then the laugh box broke and we couldn't find a replacement, so DH now sets off a farting keychain into the receiver. It blows various sounding raspberries that makes us both laugh. Of course, the caller hangs up.



I have to rig a device that when we get those calls ( shown on the caller ID ) that will connect the fax machine. They say, if the caller connects with a fax machine, they don't call that number any more! ....

Jimmy, when you discover that device, please make one for me!! I cannot stand all the nuisance calls..just got one....I screen my calls..stupid computer (theirs)..as soon as my voice mail picks up, they start talking! then they leave a dead air message on my machine!!

12 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:59 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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cookingirl wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:
Bugster2 wrote:My DH used to have a laugh box that would laugh when you moved it. When we would get one of those calls he would let that box rip into the receiver. Then the laugh box broke and we couldn't find a replacement, so DH now sets off a farting keychain into the receiver. It blows various sounding raspberries that makes us both laugh. Of course, the caller hangs up.



I have to rig a device that when we get those calls ( shown on the caller ID ) that will connect the fax machine. They say, if the caller connects with a fax machine, they don't call that number any more! ....

Jimmy, when you discover that device, please make one for me!! I cannot stand all the nuisance calls..just got one....I screen my calls..stupid computer (theirs)..as soon as my voice mail picks up, they start talking! then they leave a dead air message on my machine!!  

OK...will do! What I do now, if I can get to the fax fast enough, is just plug in the phone line to the phone jack on the machine, then the machine pics up on 2 rings ( I set it that way ) .... When it picks up, it gives that Oooo..Eeeeee fax line pick up sound...That tells their computer they dialed a fax connect.

If I find the switch, I'll let you know.

13 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:57 pm

bethk

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gee, Jimmy, this could become a 'second career' for you if you can get it to work!

14 Re: "Like Buzzards Flying over ME!" on Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:08 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:gee, Jimmy, this could become a 'second career' for you if you can get it to work!

Yeah! ...an an and I could hire Tina to help.
"Whack #@%^$%^....get up Tina...duh phones ringin! toddle over to the fax machine, and plug it it!" Mad Hurry up now!"

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