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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by dejavu on Today at 09:06:02 AM »
Thanks, Fritz.

Thanks, Chuck.
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by CellarDweller115 on Today at 09:05:31 AM »
Hello Fritz and Debs!

Good luck at Kitchen & Bath.

How odd about the food for you as well, Fritz.  I've never had anyone just leave a food delivery.
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by fritzkep on Today at 08:32:57 AM »
Good luck with that, Debbie!

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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by dejavu on Today at 08:30:09 AM »
Good morning, Fritz!

Good morning, Chuck!

It's cold today, although sunny and not raining.  But I may wait until tomorrow to do any excess outdoor things, such as getting gas. 

Today I mainly have to get ready to go to the Kitchen & Bath showroom, to look at samples.
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by dejavu on Today at 08:27:53 AM »
That is really strange about all this food being delivered without anyone letting you know it's there.  What if an animal got the bag first?

Of course, if you know they're coming, you can watch for it, like Bernie did.  My supermarket delivery is the same way (I check the box "leave on porch if I'm not around") but they call my cell phone when delivery is on the way, so I know to watch for it. 

And the pizza place always rings the bell, especially since I pay by cash when they get here.  I give them the money, and they hand me the stack of food boxes and bags, so the food never sits unattended.
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by fritzkep on Today at 08:07:07 AM »
Hey y'all, sunny with some clouds here, cooler than yesterday in the morning, still a bit breezy, but it should be gradually warming up. We're well below average temp, but should be getting back to normal soon.

Hey Debbie!

Hey Sara!

Hey Chuck! I was surprised when we had the Door Dash delivery on Tuesday, Bernie just waited until the time that it should show up, then I went out to get it, no indication (unless by phone to Bernie, who ordered it) and no one there, just the bag.

Good that you were able to help the man, Tony! I assume he can continue parking where he is without difficulty to him or you?

Gute und erfolgreiche Reise Ingleinchen!

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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by CellarDweller115 on Today at 07:07:57 AM »
Hello Chuck

How are you?

When I came home from the market this afternoon, there was a bag of cheeseburgers from Hungry Jacks that we didn't order outside our front door. There was no name or address on the label, so I don't know who ordered it and there was no contact number for Hungry Jacks. I went out to the street wondering who ordered it or if it was even someone in our street.

It is not the first time things we haven't ordered and never would have been delivered to our place. Sometimes we've got letters addressed to a house in a different street.

A stranger parked a car that he has been parking in front of our place for about three weeks now. It was the first time I've seen him I asked him why. He said he has lived in the Ministry of Housing block of flats round the corner up the hill for 7 years. His number plates were stolen like ours were. The police told him it was someone from the flats but they have no proof. Because of that and other problems. with other tenants who are druggies and alcoholics, he applied for a transfer somewhere else but the Ministry has not responded.

We chatted for a few minutes. When I mentioned the bag from Hungry Jacks, he asked what was in it. I gathered he is unemployed, which means he must be struggling and would find it very hard to find work at the age of 58 so when he asked Dif he could have the cheeseburgers, I gave him the bag.


Hello Tony!  It's good to see you today.

I'm ok, keeping busy with work and such, but there's a break in the requests so I'm peeking in here now.

How weird about the bag of food.  Usually, when a delivery is dropped off here, the person making the delivery waits until you come to the door to accept delivery.  Even with the pandemic, they'll ring the bell, put the bag on the ground, and then step back about 6 feet and wait until you come pick up the food.

I guess it was meant to be, for you to get that food, so you could give it to someone in need.
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Hot Topics / Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on Today at 07:06:12 AM »
On a +++ note... people are starting to make real changes to their lives after being locked down, beaten to a pulp by the COVID19 and living thru one of the worst presidencies in history.  My much better 1/2 was telling me just this week a co-worker sold her house, packed up her car and dog and moved to Seatlle into a tiny 1 bedroom apartment.  She drastically simplified her life and moved somewhere very much not red with crazies... ok maybe blue with crazies is not much better depending on your PoV.  I'm starting to see more "brain-drain" at work too with more to come I am sure.  People hunkered down to stay employed but getting vaccinated and the economy starting to recovery... it's time to re-think things, priorities, lives and do something positive and enjoyable with the rest of your life. 

I daydream about doing that, too, as I see retirement approaching in a few years, but it appears that simplifying your life is not a simple task. Maybe that's age-related? Seems like I have a lot of simplifying to do, including "de-accessioning" an enormous model train collection. I'm finding, too, that it takes time to simplify, and that's not easy to find when you're working full time, have a current home to take care of (and will need work before it can be sold), and have an elderly parent to watch over.
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by tfferg on Today at 06:39:06 AM »
Hello Chuck

How are you?

When I came home from the market this afternoon, there was a bag of cheeseburgers from Hungry Jacks that we didn't order outside our front door. There was no name or address on the label, so I don't know who ordered it and there was no contact number for Hungry Jacks. I went out to the street wondering who ordered it or if it was even someone in our street.

It is not the first time things we haven't ordered and never would have been delivered to our place. Sometimes we've got letters addressed to a house in a different street.

A stranger parked a car that he has been parking in front of our place for about three weeks now. It was the first time I've seen him I asked him why. He said he has lived in the Ministry of Housing block of flats round the corner up the hill for 7 years. His number plates were stolen like ours were. The police told him it was someone from the flats but they have no proof. Because of that and other problems. with other tenants who are druggies and alcoholics, he applied for a transfer somewhere else but the Ministry has not responded.

We chatted for a few minutes. When I mentioned the bag from Hungry Jacks, he asked what was in it. I gathered he is unemployed, which means he must be struggling and would find it very hard to find work at the age of 58 so when he asked Dif he could have the cheeseburgers, I gave him the bag.
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: The Diner - Volume 46
« Last post by CellarDweller115 on Today at 05:40:57 AM »
Good morning Diners!   Hope you're all doing well!


Have a good trip, Ingy!!
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