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Hypmotoad
2017-Jul-20, 06:19 AM
The Hospice outfit that keeps sending me condolences every month since my father died 16 months ago.

WaxRubiks
2017-Jul-20, 06:43 AM
I thought this would be about pi.

Hypmotoad
2017-Jul-20, 06:45 AM
I thought this would be about pi.

It is ...my life as Pi...

The Backroad Astronomer
2017-Jul-20, 07:50 AM
have you contacted them and tell them to stop.

The Backroad Astronomer
2017-Jul-20, 08:06 AM
If it is done thru email it could be glitch somewhere and no one has noticed on there end, even it is hand written note there could a program notifying them to send out a notice every month. It does suck that you have to keep re-living that moment,

Hypmotoad
2017-Jul-20, 09:38 AM
have you contacted them and tell them to stop.

Every time I get the condolence, I think to myself, 'I should call them', but then I think, surely they are done now, so I don't ...

WaxRubiks
2017-Jul-20, 09:47 AM
like astrotimers said; it's got to be a software problem....I mean if they have sent around 16....

You could send them a snail mail letter. Maybe other people get them, and don't do any thing about it...

Hypmotoad
2017-Jul-20, 09:52 AM
like astrotimers said; it's got to be a software problem....I mean if they have sent around 16....

You could send them a snail mail letter. Maybe other people get them, and don't do any thing about it...

Ok that one was off the top of my head. The thread is about what pisses everybody else off too.

Honestly I have 4 or 5 things I worry about at any given time, and this one don't make the top ten, lol.

CJSF
2017-Jul-20, 12:04 PM
So, this doesn't fit in any of the other threads we have established? If not, would a moderator please fix the thread title?

CJSF

Swift
2017-Jul-20, 12:52 PM
So, this doesn't fit in any of the other threads we have established? If not, would a moderator please fix the thread title?

CJSF
To what? I think we all know what word he meant, and I'm not changing it to that word, because I'd have to infract both myself and Hypmotoad.

And just a reminder to everyone - requests to moderators should not be posted in thread, if for no other reason that we don't read every thread and therefore may not see it. Thanks,

Extravoice
2017-Jul-20, 01:27 PM
My father passed a little over a year ago. I have to say that I was pleased to see the letter from the Hospice folks saying that it was their last. The letters were well intentioned, but counter productive in my case.

Edited to clarify the source of the letters

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CJSF
2017-Jul-20, 01:30 PM
To what? I think we all know what word he meant, and I'm not changing it to that word, because I'd have to infract both myself and Hypmotoad.

And just a reminder to everyone - requests to moderators should not be posted in thread, if for no other reason that we don't read every thread and therefore may not see it. Thanks,

To the word THINGS.

Jeekas.

We ask for typo fixes all the time. Seriously?

CJSF

Hornblower
2017-Jul-20, 01:42 PM
I intercepted a letter from an insurance company I had never heard of that was addressed to my father, over two years after his death. It had a breezy greeting that congratulated him on his coming 70th birthday, which was accurate, and was offering term life insurance at a bargain price. I wrote a blistering letter to them, pointing out that if they could find his date of birth, they could just as easily find his date of death, which is just as much a matter of public record. I told them that I was sparing my mother some additional heartache, as she did not know that the letter existed, and I swore that I would never do business with them.

CJSF
2017-Jul-20, 01:43 PM
(At risk of mods getting weirdly angry again)
Is this thread intended for ANYTHING non-trivial that more than annoys us, or specific to elder care/hospice/end of life?

CJSF

Swift
2017-Jul-20, 01:52 PM
(At risk of mods getting weirdly angry again)
Is this thread intended for ANYTHING non-trivial that more than annoys us, or specific to elder care/hospice/end of life?

CJSF
This is OTB, so I care a lot less than I do in other sub-forums that threads stay on topic or not. I don't know what the OP intended for exact intent of this thread is, nor what it should be. If you drive it "off-topic", then the OP should have been clearer about the topic.

If it is less than satisfactory for any of your ranting/complaining/be-annoyed needs, I suggest you try out one of our other threads, conveniently located near-by in this very sub-forum. ;)

CJSF
2017-Jul-20, 02:29 PM
I just wanted clarification from the OP. If it's focused on end-of-life care or "memory care" or whatever, it's a sub-forum I might want/NEED to visit in the near future, given the situation my family is currently in. If it's not, I might be less inclined to post here rather than one of the established "complain" sub-forums.

CJSF

Hypmotoad
2017-Jul-20, 02:31 PM
My intent for this thread was simply to escalate from things that annoy us to things that make us angry. I thought I learned my lesson long ago about doing stupid things and being generally controversial and never again underestimating how little it takes to set individuals off. People get bent out of shape about the most trivial of things. Never intended to foul anybody's cheerios. I'll try to avoid such hurtful things in the future.

Might as well close the thread. Not sure I'd read past this mess.

CJSF
2017-Jul-20, 02:57 PM
In that case:

When a legitimate-looking Tumblr account follows me, but it turns out to be a porn bot. And when checking, I accidentally "like" a post (the "like" hearts are right next to the space my thumb uses to scroll the feed). By the (short) time I rectified it, I now am subject to "sponsored" content related to specific lifestyle choices and safe-sex practices that have little bearing on my life and I don't want to see.

CJSF

Hypmotoad
2017-Jul-20, 03:02 PM
In that case:

When a legitimate-looking Tumblr account follows me, but it turns out to be a porn bot. And when checking, I accidentally "like" a post (the "like" hearts are right next to the space my thumb uses to scroll the feed). By the (short) time I rectified it, I now am subject to "sponsored" content related to specific lifestyle choices and safe-sex practices that have little bearing on my life and I don't want to see.

CJSF

I guess off topic babbling is right. I have no clue what you are on about. Give me a few minutes and it might click. Sorry, I'm a bit slow.

Swift
2017-Jul-20, 03:20 PM
If it's focused on end-of-life care or "memory care" or whatever, it's a sub-forum I might want/NEED to visit in the near future, given the situation my family is currently in.
If that is your interest, you might start a new thread specifically about that topic. I will caution that we will all need to be mindful of rule 1, specifically the bit quoted below:

People will sometimes talk there about personal issues they are facing, but they should refrain from requesting or offering advice that is best dispensed by a medical, mental health, or legal professional.