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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2006, 06:26:53 PM »

My WTF moment today:

We got the following email from a vendor in Houston:

"guess what i just saw.............................................................a wild paritot from new orleans, it flew into our window and laid there for a while and flew away it was very pretty it was green and royal blue it was very pretty"

Now this isn't somebody we have a rapport with. Just a vendor that we exchange business related emails with on occasion. And I'm pretty sure that parrots are not native to Louisiana or Texas. And why would she think it is from New Orleans anyway? Did it have Mardi Gras beads? But it was very pretty, apparently.
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2006, 08:23:51 PM »

they were high.
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2006, 06:45:58 PM »

this morning on the bus, a woman (who was mentally challenged, but whatever) started singing "grandma got run over by a reindeer" and some other woman joined in. they sang very loudly, then started clapping. the bus driver, who felt the need to converse with the first woman in the loudest voice i've ever heard a driver use, started drumming on the fare thingie. i couldn't drown out the sound of this unforgiveable hootenanny with my ipod. gah!

i've never been so happy to get off the bus in my life.
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2006, 10:39:46 PM »

It sounds like the very definition of a hootenanny.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2006, 11:01:03 PM »

yeah, i almost started a'pickin' and a'grinnin.
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Jonathan

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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2006, 11:47:48 PM »

YEEEE-HAWWWWW!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2006, 11:50:37 PM »

maybe it's just me, but 10am is way, way too early for a hootenanny. i prefer to wait until it's dark outside and i've had a lot to drink.
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Jonathan

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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2006, 11:57:11 PM »

I prefer to wait until Never O'Clock, personally.
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2006, 07:37:26 AM »

I know this is a sidebar off the original topic but, we have the "Forced Volunteerism" here as well with the UW.

You don't have to donate, but if you don't you're boss gets a note every single day saying X number of your people haven't donated.  Unless the department has 100% participation your department doesn't get the prize, which admittedly is usually pretty nice.  Then you get an email a day (sometimes two a day) until you participate.  Thankfully, once you donate they stop the spamming, but you get an inbox full until you do it.

I'm not against charity... in fact... I donate to charities a few dozen times a year.  I just don't like being told I *HAVE* to and be hassled until I do.  At least they let you pick which charity under the UW umbrella gets it... but with some of the news stories I've read about their high overhead... it certainly doesn't please me to think of how small the fraction of my donated money is used for the intended group.
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2006, 09:20:03 AM »

Quote from: "Jonathan"
I prefer to wait until Never O'Clock, personally.


you make a lot of sense.   =D>
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2006, 10:29:33 AM »

Quote from: "Poncho the Sane"
At least they let you pick which charity under the UW umbrella gets it...

Actually, that just determines who you'll get your thank you note from (if you get one at all).  Your donation goes into the books as a gift to UW, and UW hands out money at pre-determined percentages (or amounts...I forget which) to all of the charities they cover.  Your dollars may have just gone to Abortions 'R' Us or Bomb A Doctor, Inc. (whichever you're most against).
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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2006, 12:19:19 PM »

Your dollars probably just went to line the pockets of a United Way exec.

You're probably just better off burning the money. Maybe some of the ashes will float over to the doorstep of a worthy charity.
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2006, 01:52:54 PM »

From what I've always heard UW is only required by law to use 14% of donations for charitable causes, the rest can, and do, go to "administration costs" ie. multi-million dollar salaries for execs.
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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2006, 02:01:48 PM »

I heard the industry standard for those situations was 60% goes to the charity, 40% is overhead.  AIDS Marathon told me that...
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« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2006, 02:12:28 PM »

Well, that's still a depressing set of numbers when you consider that you could give your money directly to the charities and they could use a reasonable amount for administration.  You're basically throwing away that 60% UW doesn't pass on.
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