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Old 02-09-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I can't imagine what you have to endure there. I hope you all have enough food and supplies to get through this. I also hope EMTs can help those in trouble, especially the old folks, who might not be able to get out. This has to be the worst winter ever for you.

 
Old 02-09-2015, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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PhxBarb, the post previous to yours was mine, but I realize you were not talking to me. That's why I prefer to quote a post, or alternatively, address a poster by name as I've done here. Indeed, you and I don't have much to worry about in connection with winter. I can only assume and hope that everyone subject to being snowed in, and especially the old people, would be prepared with all the various supplies, food, extra batteries, etc. that they need.
 
Old 02-09-2015, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Thanks very much for that information. There were less than 100 seats at the Santa Monica Playhouse - maybe 80 or 90. That was the third such very small theatre that I've been to in the last year or so. I am not particularly knowledgeable about live theatre; I can only assume that if I have been to three, there are other small ones in the region. How they survive financially is a great mystery to me, but again I would assume they do it with a combination of donors and technical people (lighting, etc.) who have other "day jobs".

At two of the three small theatres, I don't even know what the ticket prices are because I was invited by friends who treated me. At the third one, the regular price was $15. For contrast, the huge Ahmanson Theatre which is part of the downtown music center charges in the neighborhood of $100, plus or minus.
Only 100 seats? Wow. The reason I ask is that this play seems a great one to bring to one of the women's colleges here, one of which seats some 700 but perhaps that is too big for a one-woman show. Seems the smaller theaters and those in the round might be better suited. Some of the colleges have smaller theaters in addition to their larger ones; Smith College being one of them, which I will inquire about in regard to this play.
 
Old 02-09-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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We spent the evening putting a freeze on our credit accounts at all three credit reporting agencies and a fraud alert. This is due to the Anthem hacking that occurred last week. Apparently Anthem didn't encrypt stored data, only data being actively used. They aren't required to and didn't and they are not alone. 80 million people may have had their data stolen: names, addresses, email addresses, birth dates, employment info and SS#'s. Anthem will be contacting people by mail to let them know if they are affected, they don't want to use possibly compromised email addresses.

We decided to be proactive; a freeze cost $10 for each reporting agency and will be inconvenient. If we need a credit check from someone, we will have to pay for a temporary lift and it takes longer. We thought about it and decided the money and inconvenience are a small price to pay. There may still be problems but we won't be wide open credit-wise. And we aren't waiting on Anthem. Who knows what other company has our data that is storing without encryption, which is common. It's all about their bottom line for them, but this is our lives. We can protect our credit better but the info is all there for identity theft. Apparently if we are ones affected, Anthem will enroll us in an idenity repair program. Gee, thanks.

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Old 02-09-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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We spent the evening putting a freeze on our credit accounts at all three credit reporting agencies and a fraud alert. This is due to the Anthem hacking that occurred last week. Apparently Anthem didn't encrypt stored data, only data being actively used. They aren't required to and didn't and they are not alone. 80 million people may have had their data stolen: names, addresses, email addresses, birth dates, employment info and SS#'s. Anthem will be contacting people by mail to let them know if they are affected, they don't want to use possibly compromised email addresses.

We decided to be proactive; a freeze cost $10 for each reporting agency and will be inconvenient. If we need a credit check from someone, we will have to pay for a temporary lift and it takes longer. We thought about it and decided the money and inconvenience are a small price to pay. There may still be problems but we won't be wide open credit-wise. And we aren't waiting on Anthem. Who knows what other company has our data that is storing without encryption, which is common. It's all about their bottom line for them, but this is our lives. We can protect our credit better but the info is all there for identity theft. Apparently if we are ones affected, Anthem will enroll us in an idenity repair program. Gee, thanks.
Good idea, in my opinion. Several years ago I also put a freeze on all three credit reporting agencies. I had reached the point in life where it was unlikely I would ever get another loan, or another credit card. If that should prove not to be the case, I'll just have to jump through the hoops and un-do the freezes.

My motivation was simply self-protection in general - my data had not been compromised to my knowledge.
 
Old 02-09-2015, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Are you old enough to remember certain things?

Who remembers the time before elevators became self-service and they had operators? You got on and gave the operator your floor and he took you there.

Well, one of my first jobs was as an elevator operator, but I got fired because I couldn't remember the route.

I didn't let that discourage me, and I tried several other jobs. I was a very responsible employee - whenever something went wrong I was responsible.

One boss told me I was like a son to him - loud, insolent, and disrespectful.
 
Old 02-09-2015, 11:29 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Who remembers the time before elevators became self-service and they had operators? You got on and gave the operator your floor and he took you there.

Well, one of my first jobs was as an elevator operator, but I got fired because I couldn't remember the route.

I didn't let that discourage me, and I tried several other jobs. I was a very responsible employee - whenever something went wrong I was responsible.

One boss told me I was like a son to him - loud, insolent, and disrespectful.
You trouble-maker, you, LOL.

I remember those old elevators that looked like cages. They were sort of scary.

How would you like the job I got stuck with one summer? I quit. It was a summer resort and we were stuck in a room sorting plastic utensils for a cookout. Suddenly one of the bosses came in and yelled, "Who here knows how to drive a standard?" No one answered.

Finally, stupid me--"I can." So, without telling me anything they stuck me in this amphibious car and had me driving around the road in the resort--"pick someone up and drive into the pond but don't forget to put the plug in!" A group of nuns climbed into my nifty red car and into the pond we went--and I actually remember to put the silly plug in! They were all laughing--must have actually thought that I'd had some training and knew what I was doing! Thank goodness all went well and I delivered them to shore safely. But I quit.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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My worst job was at a potato chip factory. I got to push the bags into the boxes as they came on the track (can't think of the name) & we all cheered when the thing went down. Didn't take me long to find an office job after that.
 
Old 02-10-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Massachusetts has been declared a state of emergency. Boston is nearly crippled. More snow on the way.
 
Old 02-10-2015, 07:05 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Cool stories about the old jobs, all

Wow negirl, send in the Guard......

Thanks for the well wishes, warm folks. We're heading for frigid temps after Friday...blech.
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