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This new annual thread has been carved out of the previous thread in an effort to reduce the number of megathreads on the AC forum. For those interested previous versions are the original 2004 - 2014 thread , 2015 edition, 2016 edition , 2017 edition and 2018 edition.

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Old Aug 28, 2019, 11:59 am
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I'm so fed up with companies incompetence online. When my company changed their pension provider I wrote in to complain that their password rules (including no special characters) was not acceptable to me and was, of course, essentially ignored. Now they're claiming that despite submitting a change to my contribution almost three weeks ago they can't do anything faster and that all changes take "two full pay cycles" to go through.

So when I login online, my contribution is shown correctly. But it takes them "two full pay cycles" to send my company an email about this for them to process the change.

At least the new healthcare provider no longer has nightly maintenance.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
Let it go
I learned how to play that on the piano the other day.
Pop/poppish music is really boring to play. Same same chord progressions ad nauseum.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
Does anyone else get a ton of PMs that really shouldn't be private?

I understand "Hey Scott, my booking ABC123 last name Smith is showing up weird, would you mind double checking?" or "I think I found a way to upgrade all my flights for free" shouldn't be posted publicly, but a few times a week I get something like one of the following:

1. Can you help me plan a mini rtw?
2. How many eUps does YVR-YYZ need?
3. Should I take the 788 or 789 to LHR?

Aside from the fact that the answer is probably in a thread somewhere already, none of these questions have anything that needs to be kept private, and other people may find the answers useful. So they should be asked in the various threads that exist already, or a new thread should be started.

As a result, I typically ignore these PMs.

/rant

p.s. if your PM starts with "Hey I work in AC RM", it goes to the top of my inbox
I just get the odd "post a review of a product and get a free sample" solicitation.
Probably some have seen my large summary wikis.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
I learned how to play that on the piano the other day.
Pop/poppish music is really boring to play. Same same chord progressions ad nauseum.
At least you can try to add some artistic inflections or something. Im listening to a herd of kids sing Let it Go off key and monotone.

Nice to to see you hear btw.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope


At least you can try to add some artistic inflections or something. Im listening to a herd of kids sing Let it Go off key and monotone.

Nice to to see you hear btw.
You're absolutely correct - a good way to practice my crappy lead sheet playing. Stuff they don't really focus on in classical training, as they assume it will happen naturally. Challenging part is including the melody in the chords instead of just chunking out the left hand, for the most part.

FT has been a bit diluted and tainted lately, IMHO, which is why I took a short break.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
FT has been a bit diluted and tainted lately, IMHO, which is why I took a short break.
Well my sincere apologies. Ill back away so you can enjoy your time here.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope


Well my sincere apologies. Ill back away so you can enjoy your time here.
How dare you.
You know I'm not referring to you.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
FT has been a bit diluted and tainted lately, IMHO, which is why I took a short break.
I'm sorry that I only wrote you one poem. The muse was not with me.

Welcome back. You have been missed.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
I learned how to play that on the piano the other day.
Pop/poppish music is really boring to play. Same same chord progressions ad nauseum.
I think you should play Petshop Boys. You should match the PBMC viewing.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by smallmj
I'm sorry that I only wrote you one poem. The muse was not with me.

Welcome back. You have been missed.
How dare you.
Channelling [MENTION=742310]24left[/MENTION] ... I never left, just went MIA.


Originally Posted by vernonc
I think you should play Petshop Boys. You should match the PBMC viewing.
Ok, I'll play What Have I Done To Deserve This for you and your family on your electric 88s whilst enjoying a single malt from your extensive collection.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
How dare you.
Channelling [MENTION=742310]24left[/MENTION] ... I never left, just went MIA.
......
Exaaaaaactly.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left
Exaaaaaactly.
Maybe I should go MIA. Just want to see how you guys would wax poetic. Well maybe not.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by vernonc
Maybe I should go MIA. Just want to see how you guys would wax poetic. Well maybe not.
I would have to enlist the talents of the esteemed [MENTION=29064]yyznomad[/MENTION] along with [MENTION=740656]jasdou[/MENTION] and [MENTION=229083]SteadyAT[/MENTION], all of whom clearly have the poetic talent I lack.
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 4:19 pm
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Probably a bad idea to go to MIA right now. Also bad, FLL, MCO.

TPA, maybe, but why?
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Old Aug 28, 2019, 8:49 pm
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Holy Costco, China!
Holy China, Costco!
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