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11 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Yay, turns out it wasn't a survey follow-up thingy from Service Canada now that I'm back to work.

 

...Yup, another fraudulent claim put in with my info, and of course I can't easily call people back because a) the guy isn't on any of EI's lists, so I couldn't confirm he was actually legit, b) he's calling while I'm at work (and usually travelling reasonably quick in an 8,850kg GVRW 2 ton Hino), and c) the hours he's available conflict with that previous mentioned thing called work.

 

The most annoying part is the letter was sent CanadaPost, and says "respond by October 5th".  It got here October 7th.  Wheee, so now not only have they wasted an hour and a half of my breaks, I now pretty much have no choice but to choose to take an Uber tomorrow to work (so there goes $35) so I can call them back, because by the time he's in the office I'm already headed to work (because it takes over an hour to get to work by bus).  If this person had simply put in the notes of my account that they were trying to contact me because of this we could have sorted it all out over a week ago.

 

Now it's a bunch of extra stress and frustration over something I had assumed (because of how the voicemail was left) that it was unimportant, and they didn't actually need me.  Sure, he has my phone number.  A number of people have that.  He also had the email I use, and don't really use for many things.  Okay, that's a much smaller list.  They also had my address, and the letter came in precisely the kind of envelope that stuff from the Government of Canada (and Service Canada in general) comes in, including how the envelope windows are.  But at this stage I'm still suspicious, because c'mon man, if you're part of the investigations team YOU WOULD BE PUTTING INFO IN THE NOTES OF MY ACCOUNT.

 

Sure, I could just call while I'm on a break and not take the hit to the wallet, but this way almost guarantees I can at least call him back - and I kind of want to use my breaks for, y'know, relaxing and break related schtuff.  Won't be providing any actual information beyond "I haven't applied, send it to over to the fraud department" though.  Sure, signs hint that he's actually with Service Canada, but if you work for an organization that THRIVES on it's notes and you didn't put anything in that says "hey, we're trying to get ahold of him", I'm not giving personal information just in case it's someone who's very committed to this and wants those last bits of information.

May I suggest you call Service Canada's phone number and ask to be put through to him? Removes another possible method of falling for a scam.

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On 10/6/2021 at 4:47 PM, PaganMegan said:

One of Grump's coworkers gave me passes for a strip show she is in.

 

So confuddling, on so many levels.

 

 

Well, she couldn't give them to me.

 

I'm her coworker.

 

I think she wants a nice big crowd for her first time there.

 

I also think that I really don't need to know what she looks like nekkid - I work with her.

 

The Auld Grump

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26 minutes ago, sumbloke said:

May I suggest you call Service Canada's phone number and ask to be put through to him? Removes another possible method of falling for a scam.

Seems sensible.  Now that I have the full proper name, there's a chance they may actually find this person.  Still annoyed as (censored) (redacted) though because I have to effectively waste money in order to do this - or risk the roulette wheel of calling into Service Canada later in the day, where wait times are half an hour.... And my lunch break is exactly that long. 

 

I'd much rather keep the $35 and use it for hobbying (or I suppose paying bills), or even as a backup for days I sleep through my alarm and have Uber as a complete fallback option. 

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I'm with grump. I am all in favour of seeing nekkid women who want to be seen nekkid. Except people I have to be around in any kind of non-sexual environment. All the more if I actually like them, and it would be a double no if I liked and was attracted (hey, I'm single, that's okay) It would make things so much more awkward than I want to deal with. 

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Friday! Here's some stuff that happened on October 8th:

  • 1956 – The New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series (of baseball, for those unfamiliar).

  • 1978 – Australia's Ken Warby set the current world water speed record of 275.97 knots (317.58 mph/511.10 km/h) at Blowering Dam, Australia.

  • 1982 – After its London premiere, Cats opened on Broadway and ran for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

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2 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Headline I just saw:

'US submarine strikes unknown object in South China sea'

 

Now, I haven't read the story yet, but the very first thing that came to mind was 'great,  they just hit C'thulu'.

Poor thing, always having random vessels hit it when it just wants to go for a vacation... 

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1 minute ago, WhiteWulfe said:
3 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Headline I just saw:

'US submarine strikes unknown object in South China sea'

 

Now, I haven't read the story yet, but the very first thing that came to mind was 'great,  they just hit C'thulu'.

Poor thing, always having random vessels hit it when it just wants to go for a vacation... 

 

Eldritch abomination's just trying to take a nap and the hairless monkeys keep going and running their toys into his head....

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38 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Headline I just saw:

'US submarine strikes unknown object in South China sea'

 

Now, I haven't read the story yet, but the very first thing that came to mind was 'great,  they just hit C'thulu'.

You sure it's not the premise for the next Godzilla/Gojira movie?

 

At the very least, it sounds like the opening scene.

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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

Headline I just saw:

'US submarine strikes unknown object in South China sea'

 

Now, I haven't read the story yet, but the very first thing that came to mind was 'great,  they just hit C'thulu'.

 

51 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

You sure it's not the premise for the next Godzilla/Gojira movie?

 

At the very least, it sounds like the opening scene.

 

Or Pacific Rim? Definitely a Kaiju of some sort.

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