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Coffee and Blood Pressure?

Started by Dyslexic's DOG. Last reply by Dyslexic's DOG Feb 7. 2 Replies

We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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Comment by Patricia on February 19, 2015 at 5:26pm

The Do Not Call list doesn't work here & we get more calls than we did before I signed up to the damn thing.


This is a little thing I got quite some time ago.....

Tips For Handling Telemarketers

Three little words that work...."Hold on please.........."

Saying this, while putting down your phone & walking off (instead of hanging up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the phone company's beep-beep-beep tone, you know its time to hang up your handset, which has efficiently competed the task.


Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a real salesperson to call back and get someone at home.

If you notice no one there after answering, immediately start hitting the # button 6 or 7 times as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialled the call, & it kicks your number out of their system.


This one has actually worked for me as long as the call is within North America.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 19, 2015 at 4:49pm

I'm supposed to be working on The Pet Press right now, but I'm still too angry to make sense. 

WHY do doorbell-ringers have a "freedom of speech" right to disturb me on my own property, or telemarketers and robo-callers have the same right to mess with my only (land line) telephone, but I have no right to be sarcastic without policemen invading MY privacy? 

(And why is it the job of the police dept. to deal with possible suicides, anyway?  They are supposed to be chasing down criminals and drunk drivers; I'm no threat to anyone.  So we have klutzy kops killing unarmed people because of the color of their skin, and other kops bursting into my bedroom to "save my nothing of a life" ...)

WTF is the matter with these people, and why are we giving them the power to do as they please?  As another thread in here states, whatever happened to "WE, the People"?

Everything in officialdom is based on "CYA."  Cover Your Ass.

I was angry at Judith Hayes (The Happy Heretic," a wickedly funny atheist columnist.) when she killed herself 2 years ago, but I never said she didn't have the right to do it if she couldn't tolerate living anymore. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 19, 2015 at 3:24pm

Felaine, that's horrible, that you have to put-up with those kind of asshats and the nanny state.

Comment by Patricia on February 19, 2015 at 1:21pm

SAY WHAT??????!!!!!!!!! Unbloody believeable!!!!!!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 19, 2015 at 11:18am

Randall, I think your MD was just covering his/her their premiums are so high that they have to do something to keep them as low as possible.

I am wondering whatever became of the right to privacy in one's home. Last night I mouthed off at a rude telemarketer, and the next thing I knew, there were 2 cops at the door, thinking I was holding a gun to my head, or some damn  thing.  All I said to the telemarketer, was "What do I have to do to make you clowns leave me alone?  Kill myself? I am already on the Do Not Call Registry!"  The salesman said something like "I don't give a f*ck," and disconnected, and the next thing I knew, the police were at the door....stomping into my bedroom, and I had two scared cats hiding in my closet.. 

Wonderful night.

I am really, REALLY tired of "Nanny government." 

Comment by Randall Smith on February 19, 2015 at 7:48am

Just to vent a bit: my health update (in deference to Felaine) was a total waste of my time. 10 minutes to check in, 10' waiting, 15' answering "update" questions from nurse #1, 20 minutes reviewing my answers with nurse #2.  They weighed me, checked my pulse and BP and heart--that's all. It was all so stupid and unnecessary. I'm still fuming. I hope they all got my cold!

Comment by Patricia on February 19, 2015 at 12:49am

Oh yuck Plinius, hope its over with soon.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2015 at 12:42am

Just about recovered from stomach flu, but I managed to be at all my appointments. For the rest I slept most of the time.

Comment by Steph S. on February 18, 2015 at 4:50pm

How is everyone? I hope everyone is having a good week.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 18, 2015 at 1:05pm

When it came back into hipness in the 1980s, I thought it was a prime example of clumsiness and silliness, so I use selective deafness and tune it out. I would never go to a doctor or medical center that used that word.


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