• Bad Days

    From Erich B.@1:103/705 to All on Sun May 22 18:32:59 2022
    Do you get those bad days when everything goes wrong?

    $ The Millionaire $
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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Erich B. on Mon May 23 08:21:00 2022
    Hello Erich B.!

    ** On Sunday 22.05.22 - 18:32, Erich B. wrote to All:

    Do you get those bad days when everything goes wrong?

    Awww.. what happended?

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  • From August Abolins@2:460/256 to Erich B. on Wed May 25 20:43:31 2022
    Hi Erich...

    Do you get those bad days when everything goes wrong?
    $ The Millionaire $

    A few days ago, a customer visited my shop, and claimed to have lost an earring during the visit. Nothing was spotted on the floor. I suggested they leave me their phone number and I could call if I ever found the earring. That was over a week ago, and I just spotted the earring.. and it WASN'T on the floor! Meanwhile, I had decided to toss away my note with their phone number early on thinking that this was a waste of time. Now I wish I had thought of entering the number into my book database as a kind of note to myself.

    Ciao!
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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to August Abolins on Wed May 25 20:25:09 2022
    Hi August,

    On 2022-05-25 20:43:31, you wrote to Erich B.:

    A few days ago, a customer visited my shop, and claimed to have lost
    an earring during the visit. Nothing was spotted on the floor. I suggested they leave me their phone number and I could call if I ever found the earring. That was over a week ago, and I just spotted the earring.. and it WASN'T on the floor! Meanwhile, I had decided to
    toss away my note with their phone number early on thinking that this
    was a waste of time. Now I wish I had thought of entering the number
    into my book database as a kind of note to myself.

    You couldn't fish the note out of the trash? Since it was only a few days ago? ;)

    It would do a ton of good in mouth to mouth advertising for your business!

    Bye, Wilfred.

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  • From Jas Hud@1:129/305 to August Abolins on Wed May 25 15:30:28 2022
    |03Quoting message from |11August Abolins |03to |11Erich B.
    |03on |1125 May 22 20:43:31|03.

    Hi Erich...

    Do you get those bad days when everything goes wrong?
    $ The Millionaire $

    A few days ago, a customer visited my shop, and claimed to have lost an earring during the visit. Nothing was spotted on the floor. I suggested leave me their phone number and I could call if I ever found the earring. That was over a week ago, and I just spotted the earring.. and it WASN'T o the floor! Meanwhile, I had decided to toss away my note with their phone number early on thinking that this was a waste of time. Now I wish I had thought of entering the number into my book database as a kind of note to myself.

    that's why i take a snapshot of stuff like that with my phone.
    just incase.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Jas Hud on Wed May 25 18:41:00 2022
    Hello Jas Hud!

    ** On Wednesday 25.05.22 - 15:30, Jas Hud wrote to August Abolins:

    [...] Now I wish I had thought of entering the number
    into my book database as a kind of note to myself.

    that's why i take a snapshot of stuff like that with my
    phone. just incase.

    The problem with that (for me) is that if I did that with all
    my notes, the gallery would be chore to sift through. Ideally
    there should be a way to name a photo (for easier S)earch and
    lookup), but I don't think that is an option on my Blackberry
    nor a Pixel that I am using.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Wilfred van Velzen on Wed May 25 19:02:00 2022
    Hello Wilfred!

    ** On Wednesday 25.05.22 - 20:25, you wrote to me:

    A few days ago, a customer visited my shop, and claimed
    to have lost an earring during the visit. Nothing was
    spotted on the floor. I suggested they leave me their
    phone number and I could call if I ever found the
    earring. That was over a week ago, [...]

    You couldn't fish the note out of the trash? Since it was
    only a few days ago? ;)

    I was "over a week ago".

    Besides, I have a couple different places where I might have
    tossed the note. One place is right beside my desk, and that
    little container gets empitied every 2 days or so. Another
    place is in a "gap" behind the counter over a pile of books..
    so it's had to get at it, and besides.. it's a bit overflowing
    with all the receipts that people don't want and my other
    notes:

    https://susepaste.org/36540254

    So.. NO, a hunt for the slim possibility of finding that note
    ain't gonna happen! :/


    It would do a ton of good in mouth to mouth advertising
    for your business!

    Don't know what you mean? "Feel free to lose your earrings at
    Ashlie's Books! We will never call you back."
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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to August Abolins on Thu May 26 10:59:33 2022
    Hi August,

    On 2022-05-25 19:02:00, you wrote to me:

    A few days ago, a customer visited my shop, and claimed
    to have lost an earring during the visit. Nothing was
    spotted on the floor. I suggested they leave me their
    phone number and I could call if I ever found the
    earring. That was over a week ago, [...]

    You couldn't fish the note out of the trash? Since it was
    only a few days ago? ;)

    I was "over a week ago".

    You said "A few days ago"...

    Besides, I have a couple different places where I might have
    tossed the note. One place is right beside my desk, and that
    little container gets empitied every 2 days or so. Another
    place is in a "gap" behind the counter over a pile of books..
    so it's had to get at it, and besides.. it's a bit overflowing
    with all the receipts that people don't want and my other
    notes:

    https://susepaste.org/36540254

    That looks like a good fire starter or rodents nest. ;-)

    So.. NO, a hunt for the slim possibility of finding that note
    ain't gonna happen! :/

    That would indeed be difficult if you don't remember what the paper looked like, and it wasn't on top of the pile anymore...

    It would do a ton of good in mouth to mouth advertising
    for your business!

    Don't know what you mean? "Feel free to lose your earrings at
    Ashlie's Books! We will never call you back."

    The other way arround of course, if you were able to return it!

    Bye, Wilfred.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Wilfred van Velzen on Thu May 26 08:06:00 2022
    Hello Wilfred!

    ** On Thursday 26.05.22 - 10:59, you wrote:

    A few days ago, a customer visited my shop, and [...]
    [...] That was over a week ago, [...]

    You couldn't fish the note out of the trash? Since it
    was only a few days ago? ;)

    I was "over a week ago".

    You said "A few days ago"...

    OH! :D Indeed, I did start off "few days ago"! But what I
    started with was 3 or 4 sentences old. The latest information
    is at the end: "over a week ago"! :D

    https://susepaste.org/36540254

    That looks like a good fire starter or rodents nest. ;-)

    No rodents. I'd hear them. As a nest, they would be localized
    and easy to catch. Fire starter.. Hmmmm. It's not as bad as it
    looks. No electricals down there except an audio cable that
    feeds a pair of speakers elsewhere.


    So.. NO, a hunt for the slim possibility of finding that
    note ain't gonna happen! :/

    That would indeed be difficult if you don't remember what
    the paper looked like, and it wasn't on top of the pile
    anymore...

    That particular paper, I know, was white. But I have a habit
    of scrunching up unwanted papers or ripping them.


    It would do a ton of good in mouth to mouth advertising
    for your business!

    Don't know what you mean? "Feel free to lose your
    earrings at Ashlie's Books! We will never call you back."

    The other way arround of course, if you were able to
    return it!

    Well.. I still have the earring. I could post its discovery on
    my website I suppose. Thx for the idea. I have also found
    money, racey photos, marijuana (before it was legal), etc in
    books over the years.


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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to August Abolins on Thu May 26 16:52:10 2022
    Hi August,

    On 2022-05-26 08:06:00, you wrote to me:

    Well.. I still have the earring. I could post its discovery on
    my website I suppose. Thx for the idea. I have also found
    money, racey photos, marijuana (before it was legal), etc in
    books over the years.

    Do people come back for any of that? ;-)

    Bye, Wilfred.

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  • From John Dovey@4:920/1.1 to Wilfred van Velzen on Thu May 26 14:01:58 2022
    Hi August,

    On 2022-05-26 08:06:00, you wrote to me:

    Well.. I still have the earring. I could post its discovery on
    my website I suppose. Thx for the idea. I have also found
    money, racey photos, marijuana (before it was legal), etc in
    books over the years.

    Do people come back for any of that? ;-)

    I think I'm going to walk into random bookshops from now on and ask "Could I have that marijuana I left in a book a few weeks ago please?" and see what happens...

    JD
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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Wilfred van Velzen on Thu May 26 18:36:00 2022
    Hello Wilfred!

    ** On Thursday 26.05.22 - 16:52, you wrote:

    Well.. I still have the earring. I could post its
    discovery on my website I suppose. Thx for the idea. I
    have also found money, racey photos, marijuana (before it
    was legal), etc in books over the years.

    Do people come back for any of that? ;-)

    If they left contact info with their delivery, I'd make an
    attempt to call or email. Some have responded. Others just
    show up a bit later and I inform them what I found.

    Good laughs had by all.

    I still have a crisp $50-bill unclaimed, but the person may
    have changed their phone number, moved, or (in light of covid)
    ..perhaps died.

    I have also found lottery tickets too. Dunno when scratch
    tickets expire, but after 2 weeks, I decided to check them for
    winnings. I got a $25 payout for one group of them. Any
    standard printed tickets were already expired - and none seemed
    to be winners anyway.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to John Dovey on Thu May 26 18:39:00 2022
    Hello John!

    ** On Thursday 26.05.22 - 14:01, you wrote:

    I think I'm going to walk into random bookshops from now
    on and ask "Could I have that marijuana I left in a book
    a few weeks ago please?" and see what happens...

    That won't work in my shop. I usually know who brings me their
    stuff, and I have contact info - they eventually expect a
    credit calculated upon the value.

    But.. maybe your idea could work at some unsuspecting merchant
    in your area! ya never know unless you try. ;)

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