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Re: The whiny thread

Postby Professional Tourist » October 23rd, 2013, 5:59 pm

Speaking of Amazon --

They have just raised the minimum purchase for free shipping from $25 to $35!

Read it and weep.

ARGH!!! :x :x

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Re: The whiny thread

Postby JackFavell » October 23rd, 2013, 6:40 pm

Arrggh! it figures.

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Re: The whiny thread

Postby movieman1957 » October 24th, 2013, 7:45 am

Amazon just announced a distribution center in Baltimore. I guess I'll have to start paying the sales tax.
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Re: The whiny thread

Postby JackFavell » October 24th, 2013, 11:04 am

Oh no, Chris! I could buy things for you and ship them, it might be cheaper. :D

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Re: The whiny thread

Postby movieman1957 » October 24th, 2013, 12:28 pm

It's a good thing. It will probably bring about 1000 jobs. The thing is I never need anything so soon as the same day or next day.

I'll keep the offer in mind though.
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Re: The whiny thread

Postby Lomm » October 24th, 2013, 12:45 pm

Professional Tourist wrote:Speaking of Amazon --

They have just raised the minimum purchase for free shipping from $25 to $35!

Read it and weep.

ARGH!!! :x :x

I hate this, but love Amazon enough to consider if it's worth my while to just get a Prime membership to avoid this fiasco. $25 was a nice number to not feel TOO bad about "wasting" money on something fun, and get the free shipping, you know? For $35, I have to instead "hold" purchases until I have a few things I want all at the same time. My impulse shopping will be impacted by this.

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Re: The whiny thread

Postby Professional Tourist » March 10th, 2016, 7:31 pm

Two things:

1) A few weeks ago Amazon raised the minimum purchase for free shipping from $35 to $49. :x

2) I have root canal scheduled for Monday. By now the tooth is giving me enough pain that I'm looking forward to the procedure. :o :(

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Re: The whiny thread

Postby RedRiver » March 12th, 2016, 4:17 pm

Best wishes, PT! I've had two root canals, and experienced VERY little pain. The doctor said I might want to eat a lot of ice cream. I said, "Why should today be any different?"

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Re: The whiny thread

Postby ChiO » March 14th, 2016, 8:15 am

I've had so many root canals that my dentist is trying to get me to grow new teeth so that she can stay in practice.

Good luck, PT.
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Re: The whiny thread

Postby Professional Tourist » March 14th, 2016, 1:48 pm

Thank you for the good wishes RedRiver and ChiO. I've had the procedure now. The good news is that the endodontist was able to complete the root canal in one appointment -- I don't have to go back a week later to finish up. I'll just need the permanent filling in the tooth from my regular dentist, in a couple of weeks. He said it went well. I'm still numb from the local anesthetic -- three huge needles -- and have two prescriptions for pain meds waiting for when it wears off. He said to avoid chewing on that side for a week or so, when I can do so without discomfort.

I made sure to have a good breakfast this morning. I'm planning on yogurt for dinner tonight, or if I'm feeling ambitious, soup and mashed potatoes. :)

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Re: The whiny thread

Postby knitwit45 » March 14th, 2016, 3:21 pm

Glad the worst is behind you! When I had surgery a coule of years ago, a very dear friend gave me a get well card that said, "anyone who says laughter is the best medicine, has never had Morphine! Take your meds".

Good advice. :lol: :lol:
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Re: The whiny thread

Postby Professional Tourist » March 14th, 2016, 6:10 pm

Knitwit45, once the Novocaine wore off I was trying to tough-out the pain. Then I saw your message and took it as a sign. I took my first pain pill and was feeling better within twenty minutes. I have since enjoyed a dinner of yogurt, soup, and mashed potatoes. Thanks! :D

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Re: The whiny thread

Postby knitwit45 » March 14th, 2016, 9:10 pm

:lol: Just doin my job...
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Re: The whiny thread

Postby ChiO » March 15th, 2016, 4:42 am

What I learned by means of several root canals (have another scheduled for July): Never take the pain-killers in anticipation of pain; only when there is pain.
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Re: The whiny thread

Postby Professional Tourist » March 15th, 2016, 3:19 pm

I agree with you regarding the pain-killers, ChiO. Early this morning I had a bad reaction to one of my pain meds, and missed work again today. Went back to the endodontist this afternoon who made a bite adjustment, so there would be a little less pain, and gave me a new script for something else. At this point I'm afraid to take anything and am just putting up with the pain for now. It's not quite as bad as yesterday. Sorry to know you've got another root canal coming up this summer, ChiO. :( My condolences in advance.


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