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hikerduane
Called my vet, unsatisfactory situation.  I don't have a cell phone, how in the way am I supposed to call from the parking lot so they can come out to get my dog for his annual shot? mad!  Hung up on them twice. 
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Barrett
Yep there's was some of that madness here too, couldn't use cash at some places even when I offered to sanitize it lol

I'd call them from home with an approximate arrival time, then get a bit of cardboard and make a sign saying "Duane and Repo here, sorry we don't have a cell phone....but we are in parking lot ready for assistance "

I'd walk up to the door, knock loudly and present the sign for them to view.....

Might work?
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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hikerduane
I calmed a little, a neighbor offered me their phone, but Vet will allow me to knock at door.  Two weeks out since we're traveling next week.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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shaune509
But if you don't have a smart phone how is gogle, fakebook, azon, billy boy gates and the china gov to know were you, citizen #a10----59d are at any point in time? You will be assumulated by the borg, resistance is futile.
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smarti
I am taking a promotional interview on Friday via my flip phone from beautiful North Shore Lake Tahoe. They asked if they could send me the questions in advance (standard for the interview) and I said "Nope, but I can call in and you can read them to me. I can write." When the interview is over I am headed to the golf course to forget all about it. Don't really want the job anyway.

Glad you got it worked out, Duane. Reminds of when your internet goes down and you call. Get a recorded message to go to their website and file a trouble ticket. What? I have no internet, you maroons!!
It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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Barrett
Glad that someone there had a moment of clear thought Duane. 
We expect to see pics of Repo at the vets with his mask on...😜
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Smudge

Here's a letter sent to all the clients of my vets(Niles Animal Hospital). One of McGee's (my dog) doctors died two months ago from covid-19, so they're dealing with that as well:

To Our Niles Family;
As we navigate through this current pandemic we have realized that day to day operations have been much more challenging. Please understand all animal hospitals are trying to manage staff shortages, longer wait times and curbside service. We ask that you have patience and realize everything takes more time. 

Our schedule has been very hectic and the staff is working extra hard. We have been offering drop off appointments and have been working with clients to facilitate their schedules while fitting clients into ours. We rarely turn people away and have only referred emergencies that we cannot handle at this time. 

We realize that current affairs have increased stress, anxiety and frustration for all of us. Please understand we are fitting in as many appointments and emergencies as we can every day. We will do our best to get you in the soonest we can. While we understand your frustration, we ask that you please do not take your frustration out on us. Please remain respectful to our staff. We have been yelled at, sworn at and some people have been just plain mean. It hurts us to get treated so poorly when we are here to help you and are doing our best to facilitate everyone.  

We are still seeing curbside appointments only. We will continue to re-evaluate as things progress and will update you of any changes. We understand it is frustrating to wait in your car. Please know we are not ignoring you. What you do not see is our staff running around, stressed and tired. We are all working late to make sure your pets are properly cared for. Please understand that wait times are much longer. Do not expect to be in and out. Let us know in advance if you would prefer to schedule a drop off appointment so we can schedule accordingly and have the paperwork ready.

Our phone lines have been very busy due to curbside service as our primary communications occur over the phone. If you are having trouble reaching us and have a non-emergent issue please feel free to email us or message us on Facebook.

We regret having to write this letter to all of you but feel strongly that we need to be honest about what we have all been going through. We have suffered a great loss and have been essential workers throughout this entire crisis. We want to carry on Dr. Sakas’s legacy and are working very hard to do so.  We want Niles Animal Hospital to be your home as well as ours. We are blessed to have an amazing staff that cares. We love seeing your pets and we miss seeing you too. These challenges have made us realize that we do have some amazing clients and pets that have been very understanding and supportive. Your gestures of care and kindness touch our hearts. We know some of you have been coming to us for years and some are just getting to know us. Either way, we appreciate your support. 

If you have feedback, concerns or even something positive you want to share please reach out to management.

Hope to see you soon,

The Staff at Niles Animal Hospital & Bird Medical Center

"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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D421
Just tie a note to a rock and find a window.
Dominic
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
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DougA
smarti wrote:
Reminds of when your internet goes down and you call. Get a recorded message to go to their website and file a trouble ticket. What? I have no internet, you maroons!!

I had exactly that issue with my employer, a large school district.  The Internet went out in my building and the district's newly-implemented help desk was in a snit about filing all trouble tickets online and wouldn't even answer their phone.  Fortunately a house near the school had an open WiFi that I was able to connect to and file the trouble ticket, and in the ticket I noted how I was filing it!

But more to the point, the overall assumption today that "everyone" has not only a cell phone, but a smart phone, and all are on FB and etc etc is crazy.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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outlawmws
The GPS on my cell is OFF and has been since I got it almost 7 years ago...
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egroscup
I an so tired of this crap. I don't do internet on my phone (it really isn't polite to google in public) and absolutely refuse to go near farcebook. I will not be assimilated. Exiting CA as soon as retirement is feasible. E.
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Bumpkin 95
I got one for ya. last month my I phone needed a new battery made a appointment for the nerd squad to replace it. When I turned it over to them that dork asked me for my phone # so he could call me and let know when it was done.  I just kinda stood there for a second taken back in amazement. And said you will have to leave me a message because you will have my phone😡. Seriously if people get any dumber. I just don’t think they are even trying anymore.
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hikerduane
Tgarner01 wrote:

Star trek fan Ã°Å¸â€˜Â
Duane, ready to move out of CA yet? Ã°Å¸ËœÂ

One goal I had last summer on my PNW trip was to look around in Idaho, I got too immersed in finding my next nights destination to remember I wanted to look land over in Idaho.
Thank you guys for comments.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Tgarner01
hikerduane wrote:

One goal I had last summer on my PNW trip was to look around in Idaho, I got too immersed in finding my next nights destination to remember I wanted to look land over in Idaho.
Thank you guys for comments.
Duane

I've never personally been there, but what I hear about it you would be moving up. Life's an adventure, live it up, if you don't like it move on... Just try to enjoy the ride. Hope all is well with the dog by the way.
Toby Garner
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zoomkat
If one can't find a hitching post and water trough for the transportation, then that might be natures warning sign that things are changing. I wonder about the "preppers" living "off the grid", but are able to upload hundreds of MB of videos a day to YouTube. Kind of like MacGyver on Friday night TV, "HOW DOES HE DO THAT???".
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Chucker
Got a nearly new flip phone on ePay a few years ago for under 30 clams. It's worth it. No internet on it but texting every day. Takes pics too. 
Chuck
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24
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Gasman64
 Yes, Duane, frustrating, and I understand; I have a pet I love and care about, too.  I've also been through this at my vet, and hope I don't have to go anytime soon again, but my pet's all I've got for company at home, and would do almost anything to help her.
Steve
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Smudge
When I'm at the vet, I take McGee for a walk around the premises which he takes for granted. The wait times are ridiculous, thanks to this freaking virus.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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Flyboyfwa
Very frustrating. I have had it up to here with all the wide eyed panic stricken people wearing masks running around like the worlds ending. They are terrified they will get sick and die but that $2 hamburger is more important. I have really tried to be more patient with folks under the circumstances even though its maddening. 

We recently spent the afternoon about an hour north in Shipshewana, Indiana. We were looking in a store and a lady and her husband wearing masks walked up and almost shoved their way in behind us. The lady started chanting 
In a panicked voice:

Don't give me covid
Don't give me covid
Don't give me covid
Don't give me covid

Now if you are that worried why leave the house, not social distance, and cram up against people in a clothes store????? $5 white gas at the pump and dinner at Essenhaus helped make up for it.

Duane I feel your pain.  We went through the same thing with our vet recently. The vet went way above and beyond taking care of our Golden. She slept in the office overnight with him to help him right before we lost him a few years ago. What counts is that our pets are safe and I try to ignore the inconvenience so they are healthy. It's a small sacrifice for what they give us back. 

I hope Repo is doing well and this madness ends soon so we can all get back to normal. It's about time.
Andy
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Gasman64
Flyboyfwa wrote:
What counts is that our pets are safe and I try to ignore the inconvenience so they are healthy. It's a small sacrifice for what they give us back. 

Yes indeed, Andy, so true.  I lost my four legged friend just last June, and it really was difficult.  Got a new friend now-I just celebrated a year with her, and she's already super-special.
Steve
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zoomkat
I finally got a "smart" phone last summer and it is pretty useful beyond jawboning and texting. It is a Straight Talk LG Rebel 4 ($50 at Walmart) that is pretty impressive. Good built in cam for pix and video, and a lot of other features. I got one of the cheap ebay borescope cams that plugs into it in case I need to look into lantern tanks and such. Just got the Walmart app so I can put the cam on a product's bar code and it will tell me the price when the shelf price tag is gone. Got a compass app that tells my GPS location/street address and GPS altitude. Google maps acts just like a Garmin GPS unit and gives voice turn by turn directions. It also has a storm radar app that shows current storm radar and gives close rain and lightning strike alerts. My phone plan also includes the hotspot feature so when my cable goes down or wifi is not available, I log my laptop into the phone and I'm back on the internet. Phones now are pretty powerful little gizmos.
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hikerduane
I'm stopping in to visit Rhubarb in a week, he said he would accommodate me if I was worried about social distancing, I was worried about all the Nevada and California guys last week at the Lake Davis camping trip and if they brought something.
I was just taking Repo in for a annual shot.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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austin65uri
Sorry to hear about your Repo experience.  Frustrating.  I try to look at it this way; better that we have med services for our pets and us, even though difficult, instead of our providers simply shutting their doors. They are trying to stay in business while dealing with the virus threat. Not easy.
Get a cheap "smart "phone; you won't regret it.
Bill.
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Majicwrench
I too really need to get a smart phone, resisting the change though....
Keith
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Gunhippie
I don't know what I'd do without my smart phone:

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It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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