I trust that your Thanksgiving Holidays were bountiful and filled w/ joy — and to keep the good times rolling — Today’s Monotony Breaker begins w/ some fascinating road signs — and continues w/ some other “bits” that I believe you may enjoy.
Also — a quick reminder that this week’s edition of “Oldies w/ the Old Guy” gets underway Monday Morning at 8:00 am Pacific (11:00 am Eastern) at “Titanradio.org” (or the “ifullerton” app on your smartphone). The theme for the week is “Songs from the WIRY Playlist” — some of which I may not have heard had I not had the privilege of working at this great radio station in Plattsburgh, NY this past Summer. Check it out — for some GREAT Songs. . .
ANOTHER CHAPTER OF “THEY WALK AMONG US AND REPRODUCE!!
Actual call center conversations!
Customer: ‘I’ve been calling 700-1000 for two days and can’t get through;
can you help?’
Operator: ‘Where did you get that number, sir?’
Customer: ‘It’s on the door of your business.’
Operator: ‘Sir, those are the hours that we are open.’
Caller: ‘Can you give me the telephone number for Jack?’
Operator: ‘I’m sorry, sir, I don’t understand who you are talking about.’
Caller: ‘On page 1, section 5, of the user guide it clearly states that
I need to unplug the fax machine from the AC wall socket and
telephone Jack before cleaning. Now, can you give me the
number for Jack?’
Operator: ‘I think it means the telephone plug on the wall.’
RAC Motoring Services
Caller: ‘Does your European Breakdown Policy cover me when I am
traveling in Australia ?’
Operator: ‘Does the policy name give you a clue?’
Caller (enquiring about legal requirements while traveling in Europe )
‘If I register my car in France , and then take it to England ,
do I have to change the steering wheel to the other side of the car?’
Caller: ‘I’d like the number of the Argo Fish Bar, please’
Operator: ‘I’m sorry, there’s no listing. Are you sure that the spelling is correct?’
Caller: ‘Well, it used to be called the Bargo Fish Bar but the ‘B’ fell off.’
Then there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in Woven.
Operator: ‘Woven? Are you sure?’
Caller: ‘Yes.. That’s what it says on the label — Woven in Scotland …’
On another occasion, a man making heavy breathing sounds from a phone box told a worried operator: ‘I haven’t got a pen, so I’m steaming up the window to write the number on.’
Tech Support: ‘I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop.’
Tech Support: ‘Did you get a pop-up menu?’
Tech Support: ‘OK. Right-Click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?’
Tech Support: ‘OK, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?’
Customer: ‘Sure. You told me to write ‘click’ and I wrote ‘click’.’
Tech Support: ‘OK. At the bottom left hand side of your screen, can
you see the ‘OK’ button displayed?’
Customer: ‘Wow! How can you see my screen from there?’
Caller: ‘I deleted a file from my PC last week and I just realized that I need it.
So, if I turn my system clock back two weeks will I get my file back again?’
An Arkansas Farmer!
A video of a father giving his tractor-driving and tobacco-chewing daughter away in marriage.
Left me laughing and crying all at the same time. If I were that preacher, I would keep my remarks minimal as that father said it all.
Some timely advice from the Mayo Clinic. . .
MAYO CLINIC – DRINKING WATER
A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.
Good Thing To Know. From The Mayo Clinic. How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night?
Heart Attack and Water – Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. Interesting…….
Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.
Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water… Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Mayo Clinic on Aspirin – Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The Reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).