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We have a slightly-narrower-than-most refrigerator on backorder,
to replace the really old slightly-narrower-than-most refrigerator
that fits in the slightly-narrower-than-most nook in our kitchen.

If we're lucky, it'll be here in another month or two.

I now have a brand new $1k Bosch dishwasher in the kitchen because I couldn't get a $225 part that in reality should probably only cost $20....
It gets worse:
Real Soon Now
you're gonna drive down the road,
and pass a compatible dishwasher kicked to the curb,
with a perfectly-functioning circulation pump.
[rolleyes]
 
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I had a true First-World Tragedy, today.

Someone at work brought in a six-pack of Creme Brulee, today. This is one of my favorites.
I looked forward to it, all day, to have with a nice cup of coffee, in the afternoon.

The. Damned. Butane. Torch. Would. NOT. Light!

I had to eat it, without caramelizing the sugar. [crying]

A true First-World disaster.

Anybody else have a Tale of Woe and Sorrow, of equal (or greater) importance, that they're willing to share? [laugh]

The things that we Americans think are problems.....
Failure to plan is planning to fail. Just sayin.....
 
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Dishwasher died. Tested and tore it apart and found the circulation pump was the culprit. Hopped online to find only one place had it in stock. Ordered it ($225, sigh) and laid for overnight shipping. 3 days later Sears emails me and says "Oh sorry that actually isn't in stock, and we don't know when it will be."

Went to my local appliance dealer and asked them what is going on. They said nothing is being shipped for parts or new units. Their inventory is decimated and everything is on backorder from parts to full units. He only had 4 dishwashers in stock, all on the floor.

I now have a brand new $1k Bosch dishwasher in the kitchen because I couldn't get a $225 part that in reality should probably only cost $20....
Bosch dishwashers are awesome. But it will break soon.
 
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Bought custom engraved YETI ramblers for my girl and I. Tried to change the order before it was final because I changed my mind and wanted ones with a handle. YETI couldn’t edit it. The final product came and I don’t like the spacing between the lines, it has to do with the font I chose. Complained to YETI about the line spacing but all they could offer (after multiple emails) was 30% off another order, which is much more than I’d ever get even on Black Friday sales. Now I have to decide if I want to buy 2 new YETI ramblers or use the 30% off for a Tundra 45 cooler. Or both. I can’t decide! HELP!
 

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I wasn't sure if I should post this in the main covid thread, or in the covid sitrep thread, or the riot thread, or here.... but.... brace yourselves...

The Victoria's Secret emailings I have been getting now show the models wearing masks! WTF is this??? Can I go burn something down in outrage?? I'd go to the mall and do it, but they require a mask to enter, so... I'm not going there.
Meh ... at the Victoria's Secret in Riyadh they'd have to wear burkas.
 

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I'm finally able to post this.

2 weeks ago our second tv receiver stopped working. After numerous "online chats" with "tech support" who then determined I needed a new receiver, I was promised one on Labor Day. I double checked, they said yes, Monday (labor day). The day comes and goes, no receiver. Next day, I get back on the chat. After explaining what happened, "tech" tells me "oh, it wasn't ordered right. You will have it in 2 days." Plus a new gateway since we upgraded our internet last month. Cool. 2 days later, new gateway and new receiver. Can't set it up while husband is working as he needs internet. When he was done we get the gateway set up no problem. New receiver not working. Next day get on chat, after talking to 2 people (and going through the same dance of trouble shooting as I had done 15 times before) they say they will send out a tech that night between 4-8pm. It's Friday. 8:15, no word from the tech. get back on chat. Oh! That wasn't put in correctly. I tell them they need to fix this the next day. Am told "we don't have weekend slots." So Monday we have a tech show up. I tell him what's up. He looks at the receiver and says "that's not a wireless receiver." Replaces it. 10 minutes TOPS, all set. I ask him about the weekend not having techs. He tells me the guy online lied. (he didn't use that word but that's the gist) 3 hours later, another rep shows up. supposed to be "overseeing" the tech that showed up. I inform him he was done hours ago. He actually showed up at 11am because he was in the hood earlier than the scheduled 1pm slot. This took 11 days so I could get my second TV working again all because the "online tech" people were idiots and continually messed up the service requests - wrong equipment, failure to schedule, etc.

I was so upset that I would have cancelled our service if it wasn't the only option we have. And, I have to watch the Tour de France. Maybe next week I can cancel the tv service!
 

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My keyboard was dusty enough that some of the keys were sticking. I had a shop vac handy and ran it over the keyboard. It sucked off most of the key caps and I had to pick them out of the vac. Luckily, I had a spare keyboard so I could recall where all the keys went.
 

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Bought custom engraved YETI ramblers for my girl and I. Tried to change the order before it was final because I changed my mind and wanted ones with a handle. YETI couldn’t edit it. The final product came and I don’t like the spacing between the lines, it has to do with the font I chose. Complained to YETI about the line spacing but all they could offer (after multiple emails) was 30% off another order, which is much more than I’d ever get even on Black Friday sales. Now I have to decide if I want to buy 2 new YETI ramblers or use the 30% off for a Tundra 45 cooler. Or both. I can’t decide! HELP!
Whatever you choose. Make sure you put the Yeti sticker on your truck to make sure everyone knows you're into keeping things cold.
 

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Bought custom engraved YETI ramblers for my girl and I. Tried to change the order before it was final because I changed my mind and wanted ones with a handle. YETI couldn’t edit it. The final product came and I don’t like the spacing between the lines, it has to do with the font I chose. Complained to YETI about the line spacing but all they could offer (after multiple emails) was 30% off another order, which is much more than I’d ever get even on Black Friday sales. Now I have to decide if I want to buy 2 new YETI ramblers or use the 30% off for a Tundra 45 cooler. Or both. I can’t decide! HELP!
I thought yeti was a boycott?
 

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lets go one step more retarded....

The panel bulb behind the ventilation/heated seat control on the passenger side has burned out after 271000 miles of service, woe is me I think the entire car is likely unusable at this point. [rofl]
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Lol. A buddy of mine's father inlaw bought a new car just because the tires on the old one needed replacing. It was a high end Mercedez or BMW. He got that kind of bank.
 

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Lol. A buddy of mine's father inlaw bought a new car just because the tires on the old one needed replacing. It was a high end Mercedez or BMW. He got that kind of bank.
I have used tires as the deciding factor on buying a new car, but that was just the straw that broke the camels back
 

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My Tacoma (the one covered in bird poop) is 11 years old now, but only after 3 or 4 years one by one all the dashboard lights decided to burn out. You would think this is simple, it is just a light bulb for crying out loud. But, when I asked how much to replace a light bulb long ago, they said over $300 because of the difficulty of taking the whole dash board apart to reach them. So, every time a bulb goes out, I'm out at least $300? NFW am I paying that kind of money. So, I have been driving around for years without any dash board lights.

Oh, and my AC failed a week ago and I can't afford to fix it, so now I also get to drive around without any AC in the winter.
 

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Lol. A buddy of mine's father inlaw bought a new car just because the tires on the old one needed replacing. It was a high end Mercedez or BMW. He got that kind of bank.
Wow, that's full retard. Hell the 2nd set of tires is usually the best set you ever have on a car.
 

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My keyboard was dusty enough that some of the keys were sticking. I had a shop vac handy and ran it over the keyboard. It sucked off most of the key caps ...

A buddy of mine's father inlaw bought a new car just because the tires on the old one needed replacing. It was a high end Mercedez or BMW. He got that kind of bank.
Anyone else remember the Car Talk call from the Texan
(think "more money than J.R. Ewing") who asked the Brothers
to mediate the dispute between his Mercedes dealership and his local tire store
about which one was responsible for the biennial semiannual exchange of summer and winter air?
Each place kept sending him to the other one, and he was getting mighty fed up.
 
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Anyone else remember the Car Talk call from the Texan
(think "more money than J.R. Ewing") who asked the Brothers
to mediate the dispute between his Mercedes dealership and his local tire store
about which one was responsible for the biennial exchange of summer and winter air?
Each place kept sending him to the other one, and he was getting mighty fed up.
LOL. One of the signs of the apocalypse I'm sure - driving around in winter with summer air in your tires.
 
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