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Just an FYI, a LOT of the newer phones do NOT have user replaceable batteries, regardless of manufacturer or operating system.
Last smartphone I bought, the only one I could find that had a user-replaceable battery was the LG V20.
 

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theres a McDonalds near my job site that when you walk in, they tell you to order through a kiosk so I walked out
I refuse to use them. I go to the counter and tell the attendant what I want. The smart ones enter it at the counter, take my money, give me my change and go get the order. The "robots" take my order, walk to the kiosk, enter the order, walk back to the counter, take my money, give me my change and go get the order.
 

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I refuse to use them. I go to the counter and tell the attendant what I want. The smart ones enter it at the counter, take my money, give me my change and go get the order. The "robots" take my order, walk to the kiosk, enter the order, walk back to the counter, take my money, give me my change and go get the order.
One more step in the evolution of technology, isn't it making your life just easier?:nunu::laugh:

I was ordering at the McDonald's drive through in Casper, Wyoming and somehow, I asked the person on the other end of the order where they were located (as I had read in the WSJ that McDonald's was implementing centralized ordering at the drive throughs) and the person was in the Los Angeles area, and entering the order into the computer and sending it to that store for processing. I asked how many different stores they handled and it was dozens. Amazingly, I did get the right items......:lol:

I haven't seen a kiosk in our area yet, but I also don't go to McDonalds more than 1 or 2 times a month and when I do, its through the multi lane drive through. I did pull up the other afternoon to get a caffeine jolt and I was the only person in any of the drive through lanes, which is very rare. Usually, they are lined up 10 cars deep in each lane, but I was also there at 2:30pm.........

The nicest woman works at that store taking your money. She is probably in her late 40's or maybe 50 and always has her finger nails painted really fancy and she is actually very pleasant to deal with. She always tells everyone that "She hopes they have a blessed day"...and of course calls you "Honey".....

She was passing out survey requests to be completed online about the ordering experience and she asked each person to complete the survey, for which I think you got a free Big Mac or something on your next visit. She wrote her name on the receipt so it could be input into the survey. Hope she got a raise or bonus for doing a great job as she is quite unusual for most who work in that position......at least that I have encountered. And, she actually hands you your coin change and THEN the paper money, instead of that highly irritating "balance the pile of change on the bill" and you drop it all trying to get it into the car.......
 

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One more step in the evolution of technology, isn't it making your life just easier?:nunu::laugh:

I was ordering at the McDonald's drive through in Casper, Wyoming and somehow, I asked the person on the other end of the order where they were located (as I had read in the WSJ that McDonald's was implementing centralized ordering at the drive throughs) and the person was in the Los Angeles area, and entering the order into the computer and sending it to that store for processing. I asked how many different stores they handled and it was dozens. Amazingly, I did get the right items......:lol:

I haven't seen a kiosk in our area yet, but I also don't go to McDonalds more than 1 or 2 times a month and when I do, its through the multi lane drive through. I did pull up the other afternoon to get a caffeine jolt and I was the only person in any of the drive through lanes, which is very rare. Usually, they are lined up 10 cars deep in each lane, but I was also there at 2:30pm.........

The nicest woman works at that store taking your money. She is probably in her late 40's or maybe 50 and always has her finger nails painted really fancy and she is actually very pleasant to deal with. She always tells everyone that "She hopes they have a blessed day"...and of course calls you "Honey".....

She was passing out survey requests to be completed online about the ordering experience and she asked each person to complete the survey, for which I think you got a free Big Mac or something on your next visit. She wrote her name on the receipt so it could be input into the survey. Hope she got a raise or bonus for doing a great job as she is quite unusual for most who work in that position......at least that I have encountered. And, she actually hands you your coin change and THEN the paper money, instead of that highly irritating "balance the pile of change on the bill" and you drop it all trying to get it into the car.......
The McDonald's in town is the only "fast" food place within 20 miles. The owner also owns several other McD's in the area. The service at his stores is terrible. When you get out of this area and go to McD's, the service is much improved and they do not even ask if you want to use the kiosk. At the poor service stores, the receipts that have the phone number for the customer service survey say, "Please say that you are HIghly Satisfied" or something of that nature. A couple years ago, my grandson and I went in in the evening and ordered cheeseburgers, fries and cokes. After 23 minutes, I summoned the teenage manager using my CSM voice and plainly told him that I wanted my money back. I told him that we had waited 23 minutes and would not wait any longer. When he went to the cash register to reverse the sale and get my money, he said, "This is funny, your order is just coming out". I told him that I didn't find it funny and to refund my money. He gave me the money and as we were going out the door, one of the girls said, "Sir, you forgot your order". I told her that I didn't forget and to keep it.

After we got in the truck and headed out and I cooled down some, I apologized to Dakota, my grandson who was 16 at the time. He said, "That's OK Grandpa, I thought it was awesome". Always a good day when you can make your grandson happy.
 

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The McDonald's in town is the only "fast" food place within 20 miles. The owner also owns several other McD's in the area. The service at his stores is terrible. When you get out of this area and go to McD's, the service is much improved and they do not even ask if you want to use the kiosk. At the poor service stores, the receipts that have the phone number for the customer service survey say, "Please say that you are HIghly Satisfied" or something of that nature. A couple years ago, my grandson and I went in in the evening and ordered cheeseburgers, fries and cokes. After 23 minutes, I summoned the teenage manager using my CSM voice and plainly told him that I wanted my money back. I told him that we had waited 23 minutes and would not wait any longer. When he went to the cash register to reverse the sale and get my money, he said, "This is funny, your order is just coming out". I told him that I didn't find it funny and to refund my money. He gave me the money and as we were going out the door, one of the girls said, "Sir, you forgot your order". I told her that I didn't forget and to keep it.

After we got in the truck and headed out and I cooled down some, I apologized to Dakota, my grandson who was 16 at the time. He said, "That's OK Grandpa, I thought it was awesome". Always a good day when you can make your grandson happy.
I did the same thing with my grandson kinda. My wife gives me this coupon and tells me he has to get a haircut in our travels, so I took him to this place in a little strip mall with young girls all around busy as bees. I already didn’t want to walk in there.,. So we go up to the front desk, and I hand her the coupon, and I say we just need a quick haircut and we got other stuff to do. Boy stuff! Anyways, she starts asking me for my email, phone number, address etc. and my grandson already sees steam coming out of my nose, and says to her “ Grandpa doesn’t give out his information to anybody”. She then says well we need to put you into the “system” to get a haircut here. I said, so what if I paid in full without the coupon just to save the hassle. She said no, everyone has to register. I quietly grab his hand, and walk out. I could feel the “OMG HOW RUDE!” vibes from behind me as we walked out. I found an old school barber shop down the road with a twisty pole thing, and a nice lady who let him have the remote and watch spongebob never asking me for anything, and I even tipped her.
 

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The Explorer sure seems mid size compared to the Edge and Escape.....

The Expedition would be the obvious choice but priced even higher than a loaded up F150.
My understanding is that the Edge is a crossover, meaning it is built on a car chassis.

Now, I admit, I haven't shopped for anything new in a coon's age, because the prices are stupid crazy, and I'm not paying. When they first began using the term "crossover", I asked someone what the difference was between the SUV and the Crossover, and they informed me the SUV was built on a truck chassis and a crossover on a car chassis. But then, that's been a few years ago.
 

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And, she actually hands you your coin change and THEN the paper money, instead of that highly irritating "balance the pile of change on the bill" and you drop it all trying to get it into the car.......
Why oh why did this become a lost art?
 

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Adulting school: Growing number of programs teach life skills to millennials

Adulting school: Growing number of programs teach life skills to millennials

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/adulting-school-growing-number-of-programs-teach-life-skills-to-millennials-59458629768

I saw this on the NBC News tonight.

WTF?

I'll give the two women(?) that started this class credit for seeing a need that wasn't being met.

This is another example of being highly educated does not guarantee intelligence.

As a wise friend of mine said to his highly intelligent; but mechanically clumsy son, "Being helpless is expensive."
 

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Sadly needed

Adulting school: Growing number of programs teach life skills to millennials

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/adulting-school-growing-number-of-programs-teach-life-skills-to-millennials-59458629768

I saw this on the NBC News tonight.

WTF?

I'll give the two women(?) that started this class credit for seeing a need that wasn't being met.

This is another example of being highly educated does not guarantee intelligence.

As a wise friend of mine said to his highly intelligent; but mechanically clumsy son, "Being helpless is expensive."
That reminds me of the mother of a friend. She was pretty highly educated but also had common sense and got tired of taking her car to a shop and being talked down to. She took an auto mechanics course at the local community college, turning wrenches and learning the basics. She wasn't going to work on her cars but wanted to know when the tech was blowing smoke at her.

It's sad that we have to have courses in life skills. I think that was one of the blessings of growing up with grandparents and other older people around. Just by being there, they teach younger people many of the needed skills. Now most kids don't know who their neighbors are, grandparents are in another state or the old folks home and both Mom and Dad are working. There's a lot of wisdom that could be tapped in our older generation but sadly, most kids never get that chance.

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That reminds me of the mother of a friend. She was pretty highly educated but also had common sense and got tired of taking her car to a shop and being talked down to. She took an auto mechanics course at the local community college, turning wrenches and learning the basics. She wasn't going to work on her cars but wanted to know when the tech was blowing smoke at her.

It's sad that we have to have courses in life skills. I think that was one of the blessings of growing up with grandparents and other older people around. Just by being there, they teach younger people many of the needed skills. Now most kids don't know who their neighbors are, grandparents are in another state or the old folks home and both Mom and Dad are working. There's a lot of wisdom that could be tapped in our older generation but sadly, most kids never get that chance.

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Add to that the fact that the children are given devices/phones etc to "keep them out of their parents hair"

Try at the very least to pretend to be a parent.
 

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Computers! :smash: Can't live with them, can't live without them. :gaah:
 

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I went looking at homes in the house of parade that was going on this weekend. How are there carpenters doing garbage like this and getting a way with it. They most probably making about the same as I am. What’s up with this measurement?

Side note- Don’t worry guys. I worked till 1:30 today. I didn’t take a day off
 

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I went looking at homes in the house of parade that was going on this weekend. How are there carpenters doing garbage like this and getting a way with it. They most probably making about the same as I am. What’s up with this measurement?

Side note- Don’t worry guys. I worked till 1:30 today. I didn’t take a day off
It is sad that someone got paid to do that.
The caulker & painter will take of it.
It looks like MDF trim. It could have fit tighter when it was first installed. In our area, MDF trim moves more than solid wood trim.
 

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I went looking at homes in the house of parade that was going on this weekend. How are there carpenters doing garbage like this and getting a way with it. They most probably making about the same as I am. What’s up with this measurement?

Side note- Don’t worry guys. I worked till 1:30 today. I didn’t take a day off
They just caulk the ever loving be***** out of it and call it good. There are some fine folks out there doing incredible wood work. I don’t think many are working for the speed builders slapping up parade of home houses. My GC has a course leg of trim folks that are truly outstanding. We had a bit of not quite finished, finished carpentry. They did an job matching stain and cutting pieces to fit. You would never know the original team didn’t do the work. On the flip side, not cheap.
 

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I went looking at homes in the house of parade that was going on this weekend. How are there carpenters doing garbage like this and getting a way with it. They most probably making about the same as I am. What’s up with this measurement?

Side note- Don’t worry guys. I worked till 1:30 today. I didn’t take a day off
Damn LGM, that looks like it was done by the "Close Enough Contractors Inc." company. :laugh:

Some of the new houses going up in my area are just as bad, done seen some horrible things with
them framing up also. :banghead::banghead:
 

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I went looking at homes in the house of parade that was going on this weekend. How are there carpenters doing garbage like this and getting a way with it. They most probably making about the same as I am. What’s up with this measurement?

Side note- Don’t worry guys. I worked till 1:30 today. I didn’t take a day off
Holy smokes. I am not a woodworker but I did trim our other house. None of it turned out like yours but none of it was even close to that.
 

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I went looking at homes in the house of parade that was going on this weekend. How are there carpenters doing garbage like this and getting a way with it. They most probably making about the same as I am. What’s up with this measurement?

Side note- Don’t worry guys. I worked till 1:30 today. I didn’t take a day off
Man that looks like crap and I have seen 1,000's of new construction homes since 1974!! I did my own home and would not let it look like that going up! That is sad cause this is what you see what about what you can't covered by the sheet rock?
 
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