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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:18 am

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:08 pm

An actual bear.

Not a Bears fan? :BigGrin3:
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Witness » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:04 am

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The dude who posted it on imgur wrote:Not my Facebook post... I just saw it in a local group page I'm on. I personally don't agree with the "I wouldn't believe someone had so little moral values or lack of conscience" part. I think it's absolutely hilarious that they actually accepted the return!

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Grammatron » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:52 am

But this takes place in California.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:09 am

If they accepted the return it's their own damn fault. Shoulda told her where she could put it.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Witness » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:26 am

Grammatron wrote:But this takes place in California.
Totally my bad – I easily mix up the two states with Spanish place names. :oops: . .. ... .... ..... ...... :mrgreen:

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:37 am

It reminds me of a podcast I listened to a couple years ago.

Apparently L.L. Bean has (or had) a famously lenient return policy. You could return any product at any time for any reason. IIRC, you didn't even need to still have the receipt. Of course people took full advantage of this:

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013 ... -they-want

Sunny Pettinati walked into the L.L. Bean store in Yonkers, N.Y., clutching a plastic bag and looking a little embarrassed.

"I'm returning a sweater that I purchased, I think, about 10 years ago," she said.

The sweater had sat in a drawer, unworn, for years, and she was trying her luck with the store's famously lenient return policy.

It turned out to be painless. A few taps on the keyboard, and the saleswoman handed her a gift card worth the full value of the sweater.

L.L. Bean has an astonishingly lenient return policy. The company has taken back a live Christmas wreath that had turned brown and a shirt ripped by a rescue crew after a car accident. My own Planet Money colleague, Lisa Chow, has been returning her L.L. Bean backpacks for two decades whenever a zipper breaks. She's gone through three or four backpacks this way. Every time, they send her a new one free.

I asked Steve Fuller, L.L. Bean's chief marketing officer, if Lisa was gaming the company's system. He was a model of nonjudgment. "If she believes her zippers should last a longer time, we'll respect that and we'll refund her money or give her a new product until she's happy," he said.

L.L. Bean customers seem more worried than Fuller about the return habits of their fellow shoppers. "A customer will come to the desk after watching a return, and she or he will say: 'I can't believe you're taking this back. I hope these people aren't ruining it for the rest of us,' " Fuller said.

L.L. Bean competitor REI used to have a return policy like L.L. Bean's. "I've seen some 15-year-old shoes that went directly into the trash in a toxic waste bag," Tim Spangler, REI's senior vice president for stores, told me.

But REI began to worry it was getting a reputation as a sucker. Customers started giving it nicknames like "Rental Equipment Inc." "Rent Every Item" was another. Some called it "Return Every Item."
For his part, Fuller of L.L. Bean says his company is sticking to its policy. He says he's never been in a meeting where someone questioned the value of the guarantee. The only question he gets is whether the company talks about it enough.

If anything, L.L. Bean seems to be welcoming the customers REI might be willing to let go. Behind its store counters, the guarantee is written in giant text. And there are a few reasons why this may be better business for L.L. Bean. Many of its sales are mail order, so it's less convenient for customers to return stuff. And, Fuller says, the crazy return stories are great marketing for the company.

"How many times has your colleague talked about the fact that she's returned that backpack, and L.L. Bean gave her a new one without question?" Fuller said. "That's really the value of the guarantee."

As a business practice, it's expensive. As advertising, it's cheap.


Also, they tell their employees not to give customers the stink-eye if they return something that's 10 years old and worn out.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Doctor X » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:17 am

I bought some condoms from REI [Not actually "hilarious" reference to "just ask Your Mom, Waifu, cat, the Man Screaming on Your Corner" removed.--Ed.]

No, seriously! They were camo and could make a nice espresso!



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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Carr » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:21 am

There's no drunk postin' in the building! If you must drunk post, you have to go to Reddit, a Youtube commentary, something called "Twitter," or a Social Justice Blog.

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Doctor X » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:22 am

Getting in my bunk, Carr!

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Grammatron » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Witness wrote:
Grammatron wrote:But this takes place in California.
Totally my bad – I easily mix up the two states with Spanish place names. :oops: . .. ... .... ..... ...... :mrgreen:


USA has several other states with "Spanish place names"
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Witness » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:35 am

Grammatron wrote:USA has several other states with "Spanish place names"
Swell, extends my fail range! 8)

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Giz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:02 am

Grammatron wrote:
Witness wrote:
Grammatron wrote:But this takes place in California.
Totally my bad – I easily mix up the two states with Spanish place names. :oops: . .. ... .... ..... ...... :mrgreen:


USA has several other states with "Spanish place names"


Taco Bell, Chipotle, Moe's, etc.

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby Witness » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:17 am

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They got everything! :shock:

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby WildCat » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:23 pm

Took this video last year when I was fishing from my kayak in Florida, sheepshead were stealing my bait all day and I only caught one but did get to see this go down:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfV66pxiOnE

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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:35 pm

Witness wrote:Image

They got everything! :shock:


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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby ed » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:55 pm

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Note the name on the pot
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ed wrote:Note the name on the pot
http://www.costafarms.com/

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Postby Grammatron » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:22 pm

pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Postby WildCat » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:55 pm

Just a few days before I head down to Florida for some kayak fishing this happens:

For Marsha Wikle, it should have been a typical Sunday afternoon, paddling downstream along the Braden River in Manatee County.

Wikle said she was taking in the sights, leading a kayaking excursion in a "very quiet section" of the river, when they encountered something familiar to many visiting Florida’s freshwater areas: a river otter.

But this was no ordinary otter.

The rogue — and possibly rabid — animal attacked a 77-year-old Sarasota woman. It also menaced the kayakers as they attempted to make their way on shore. And that wasn’t the only otter attack reported this weekend on the river, which is east of Interstate 75.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a second attack in which two individuals were bitten by an otter the day before, on Saturday, two miles from Wikle’s encounter.

The otter also was reported to be chasing boats and acting aggressive, according to FWC.

Sue Spector said she was kayaking with a group when the otter appeared,

"I thought ‘Oh this is a cute otter,’" she said, "and all of the sudden he jumped on the back of the kayak and lunged at me.

"Then we had this little tug of war, I tried to get him off of my kayak and I screamed extremely loud so I could try and scare him off but that didn’t work. It took some time, but I fought with him, my husband jumped in and other people came by to help."

It was the first time her kayak had ever tipped over, plunging her into the cold water "because you can’t really fight and kayak at the same time."

Wikle had to get out to help Spector and her husband, Marty, who got in the water to help his wife, back into their kayaks.

Once they were back in, Spector said, "we took off as fast as we could. The otter followed us but didn’t attack again."

As the group tried to paddle back and get Spector to a hospital, Wikle said they ran into the otter again halfway back to the launch point.

"This is one renegade otter," Wikle said. "The women in the back of the group saw him and yelled ‘he’s back’ and we just paddled like hell to get back to the launch."

She suffered injuries to her arm, nose and ear and had to see an infectious disease doctor. She is also being treated for rabies.

Nor was she the only victim Sunday. Wikle said another woman in the group was also attacked while trying to help Spector.

"There was another woman who was engaged in beating the otter (away)," Wikle said. "(The otter scratched) through two layers of clothing and she had scratches on her arms. She is also being treated for rabies."

The medical condition of Saturday’s two victims was not available Wednesday.


Probably looks something like this...

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