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Things I said I would never do

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Reveal1, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Reveal1

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    How much a couple of weeks changes your perspective. Trying to maintain my principles, but in the last several weeks I've;
    1. Removed old wraps instead of telling customers to hire someone else to do it
    2. Eagerly quoted jobs I know I probably won't get
    3. Designed something in the hope I will get the job
    4. Stopped going to church (well, couldn't help that one)
    5. Admitted to my wife I DO have time to help around the house after all
    6. Caught up on my filing
    7. Spent time on Signs 101 responding to crackpot conspiracy theories and mean-spirited politics
    8. Drank alone
    Pretty sure #8 was caused by #7
     
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  2. JBurton

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    For me, 7 is usually caused by 8, but to each his own!
     
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  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Haha, Yes. I've started taking orders for yard signs, designed a few on spec. I've lowered my bids so I can get 100% of them.
     
  4. Reveal1

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    Yeah, I started felling guilty from one of those threads where everyone says the OP doesn't charge enough for their banners. Started to wish I lived on the coasts where I could charge so much I could retire. On second thought...
     
  5. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Why else would they have invented the internet if they didn’t want us to argue with strangers and look at pictures of cats?
     
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  6. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    I never thought that I would...

    1. Cancel my Special Season Elk Hunt due to social Distancing.
    2. Start going to bed so early.
    3. Expend so much time and energy into changing the landscape of my front yard.
    4. Stay at least 6' away from everyone as a general rule.
    5. Say... "There are too many hours in a day".
    6. Purposely protect my sanity by avoiding any form of news for multiple days.
    ...
     
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  7. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    5. No such thing! haha
    6. I need to start this, now.
     
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  8. Reveal1

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    Too close to the Elk?
     
  9. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    My junk mail is down 95%....oh the tragedy.


    JB
     
  10. Reveal1

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    And even the robocalls have stopped. I find myself wanting to talk to the few sales people who do call.
     
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  11. Bly

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    I'm getting a lot for face masks and sanitiser.
     
  12. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Yes, here as well. About a week into it, I looked forward to a little "phone sport" and would string telemarketers along just for curious amusement. But I see they're keen to it and no longer stay on the line...bummer.

    JB
     
  13. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    I would have been in close contact with my Grandchildren for a few days before and after the hunt.
    Coming from a major "Hot Spot" at the time, not gonna risk passing my possible exposure to the kids, grandchildren or others I would surely be in the company of. Painful but responsibly necessary.
     
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  14. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    The daily count of "Crap" calls are down to an average of 2 per week rather than 84.
     
  15. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I havnt been hungry since the beginning of March. I just wish I could digest my food faster so I could have room for more meals in a day.
     
  16. FireSprint.com

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    You'll never get them all unless you put down the 365 koolaide and work with a printer that office both screen and digital prints... :p:D

     
  17. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Since you want to mention me, the 365 koolaide still tastes better.

    10 Double Sided Coro Digital print signs w/ H stakes
    Firesprint - $93.38 (2-day shipping)
    Signs365 - $69.90 (1-day shipping)

    4'x8' Banner (Single Side)
    Firesprint - $55.24 (2-day shipping)
    Signs365 - $42.00 (1-day shipping)


    Now, if it's 100 signs screen printed you guys have much better pricing, that's where you excel because they don't screen print.

    100 Double Sided 1 color Coro w/ H stands
    Firesprint - $333.46
    Signs365 - $539.00

    If it's 100 digital printed you neck and neck at almost the same price.
     
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  18. Gino

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    Well, you two punch it out, but I can't believe I say I don't drink anymore and still don't during all this BS.
     
  19. DPD

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    #3 is a killer for me because the few times I've tried it it's come back to haunt me. You want a 10th change to that lettering? Helllpppp!!!!
     
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  20. JBurton

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    I noticed this coincided with India having a shelter in place type order. I was watching too many videos on indian scammers leading up to this, but here I sit, not one call from cardholder services all damn day!
     
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