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Old 11-14-17, 03:01 PM   #2551
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Old 11-14-17, 03:07 PM   #2552
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I would counter that with her language skills, this is exactly the time for cultural sensitivity and giving a little more leeway than normal.

The cake shows she's going to make an attempt to bridge that gap. Give her the chance.
Eventually the bad temper the good. See below.

Folks that deal with customer service and unwanted cash outlay, tend to get the brunt of it. It's fun to get that high zoop lens, or power meter, or what have you. Spending that same cash for a catalytic converter? Not so much, especially when the Google says to just move the O2 sensor back, or screw in an anti-fouler.

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I am SO looking forward to vacation, between the boat stuff and some very trying clients lately...


I see a dog for a neck problem. I need a special MRI done, refer the dog out. Owner wants to go to a place closer to his house. I tell him no, they won't do the study I need. Its a moot point anyway, it turns out, because the guy borrowed money for the dog's care but spent it on Lasik surgery for himself. Then he asks me for a discount.


A month goes by and the guy goes to the place closer to his house and gets an MRI study done that doesn't give me the information I need. Three days later, the 200 pound Great Dane becomes unable to walk in all 4 limbs. He shows up on my door with the non-diagnostic MRI study and goes ape**** when I tell him its non-diagnostic. He is demanding I perform surgery on his dog. I basically tell him No F-in Way is that happening, I suspect the dog doesn't even have a disease that will get better with surgery.


He demands his money back from the other place and they are angry at me (they actually did what the guy said he wanted, it just wasn't what I needed). Finally goes where I referred him, get the correct diagnosis of an unfixable problem. Then has a tantrum in my lobby because I will not come in at 8pm to euthanize his dog. F. You.


Then the next week, I see this little poodle mix for seizures and some other signs relatable to a problem in the brain. Young dog, it could be a congenital liver problem or a brain problem. I recommend liver function testing first and it that is normal a brain MRI and spinal tap second. The owner tells me she is coming to me for an MRI.


Ok, but you understand if your dog has a liver problem, she does not need an MRI? YES I AM AN EDUCATED WOMAN MY DOG NEEDS AN MRI. Ok, if your dog has an undiagnosed liver problem, she could have trouble with anesthesia, she could even die. I AM A LAWYER MY DOG NEEDS AN MRI DONT PATRONIZE ME.


Fast forward one day: MRI and spinal tap are negative. Liver function test abnormal. I guess my education in this type of things trumps hers....
That's why the good are very much appreciated, and a cake really doesn't make up for the animosity shown.
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Love me some high zoops.
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Old 11-14-17, 04:03 PM   #2555
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Awww.

On a related note, Thurs AM is the time we picked for our poor Wilson.
Bummer.
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That's why the good are very much appreciated, and a cake really doesn't make up for the animosity shown.
I can be bought with cake. Mainly cheesecake.
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I can be bought with cake. Mainly cheesecake.
That's because we eat right. Even with the promise of lost weight via the cheesecake diet, I still would have an issue with her.
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I introduced my Italian buddy to some sofrita today.

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1. The bike is hot, really hot.
2. Did you get the allowable amount of water from @Velo Vol before you filled your bottle? He is the BF hydration czar in case you did not remember.
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Awww.

On a related note, Thurs AM is the time we picked for our poor Wilson.
I do not envy you that. Condolences
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I've long been under the impression that my Paramount comes in right around 20 lbs. I'll try and remember to check it tomorrow.
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I have no idea what my S1 weighs. It's lighter than all the other bikes in the house.
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I joined an unofficial Fitforum today. Everyone in the US is recommended to use 87 octane gas. My manual says 95, or 91 in a pinch. I've never seen 95 octane gas.
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I've long been under the impression that my Paramount comes in right around 20 lbs. I'll try and remember to check it tomorrow.
With pedals or without? We have weighing standards, you know. Get them from Robert.
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2. Did you get the allowable amount of water from @Velo Vol before you filled your bottle? He is the BF hydration czar in case you did not remember.
The bottle is for show. I think I took two sips in 27 miles. That’s a problem that I have in 40 degree temps.
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Whew, crisis averted.
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I joined an unofficial Fitforum today. Everyone in the US is recommended to use 87 octane gas. My manual says 95, or 91 in a pinch. I've never seen 95 octane gas.
Do you have a Euro manual? Their octane is measured differently from ours, and runs much higher for the same chemical composition. Regardless, I've never heard of anyone putting anything but 87 in a Fit, and I know a bunch of people with them. It would be weird to make an economy car that needed high-octane fuel. Let me see if I can dig something up over the next couple of days.

Edit: Oh, which engine do you have? You might have one that we don't get here; I need to search a bit about the Earth Dreams engine.
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What does octane have to do with fitness?
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I've long been under the impression that my Paramount comes in right around 20 lbs. I'll try and remember to check it tomorrow.
We need a picture of that Paramount one of these days.
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The bottle is for show. I think I took two sips in 27 miles. That’s a problem that I have in 40 degree temps.
Same here.
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