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Sideways shoe. Do Not Call. Cookiiiies!
by Rona,posted Sep 20 2012 7:32AM
Someone left the "motherlode" of Girl Scout Cookies here in the lobby yesterday. If you were me and you had 20 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, what would you do? Here's a pic of what I'm talking about here. C'mon!
*I did finally break in to one of the boxes of Thin Mints. If I get in trouble for it, I'll just pay for the box with melted chocolate on my hands and a smile on my face. :)
I signed up for the Federical "Do Not Call" list a few years ago. Lately, I've noticed more and more calls. I don't mind the surveys, or the calls to leave my stuff out for Vietnam Veterans of America (cause I have a lot of stuff to give away) but some of the stuff is just annoying! I was wondering if it was just me, and now after reading the story below, I realize it's not just me.
For a while, it seemed to be working – people signed up for the “do not call” registry – and people stopped getting calls day and night about commercial offers. But now it seems the number of calls are creeping back up. So much so that people are beefing at the federal government about the effectiveness of the “do not call” list. Most of the complaints are about pre-recorded pitches that offer everything from lower credit card interest rates to new windows for your home. The federal do-not-call list was set up nearly a decade ago to keep telemarketers in check. There are more than 209 million phone numbers on it. The Federal Trade Commission is now increasing efforts to fight off the latest onslaught of robocalls.
Below is on the front page of the "Do Not Call Registry" page. "Scammers have been making phone calls claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the Registry. These calls are not coming from the Registry or the Federal Trade Commission, and you should not respond to these calls. To add your number to the Registry you can call 888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to register, or go click on “Register a Phone Number” in the left column of this page.
Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm."
Have you ever seen a lone shoe on the side of the road when you are driving around? My friend Judi addressed this exact topic yesterday on Facebook. She said "As long as I live, I will never understand the one shoe in the middle of the road. How did it get there? Where's the other shoe and the person they belong to?"
My response: "More importantly, why is said shoe always sideways?... as if it's trying to make a statement of some sort". Just when I was starting to believe that my friends and I need a life, I found a blog post from someone who apparently thinks about the same thing. This makes me feel like I need less of a life. See the blog post here.