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Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Nov 1, 2018 9:59am
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With all the self-congratulatory love-festival warm fuzzies, someone has to do it. The first complaint.
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Reply to: #967695 by Wry Me
Nov 1, 2018 10:24am
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I'd like to complain that it was too far away for me to attend!

TG
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Reply to: #967695 by Wry Me
Nov 1, 2018 10:28am
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I have one of those, too! In fact, adjacent numbers were called, but not mine. Of course, it would have broken a long losing streak, so it's not all bad.
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Reply to: #967695 by Wry Me
Nov 1, 2018 10:42am
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I'd also like to submit that same compliant. Also my bingo card was deffective. And I didn't get to see a live armadillo. Lastly, I'd like to return the chiggers I came home with, please. :)
PSA
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Reply to: #967700 by Munkeybee
Nov 1, 2018 10:58am
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I'd also like to submit that same compliant. Also my bingo card was deffective. And I didn't get to see a live armadillo. Lastly, I'd like to return the chiggers I came home with, please. :)

**********Pubic Service Announcement ********** Pubic Service Announcement *********** Pubic Service Announcement

Please be advised that all digging for chiggers is to be done in private by consensual partners. We know how you are, and some things cannot be unseen. Additionally, "scratching 'em where they live" is a violation of state statutes, despite its tolerance in certain counties with low tooth-to-tattoo ratios.

In consulting with the Highway Median Roadkill and Spring Festival Cookbook division of the Parks & Wrecks Dept., we will remind you that there are plenty of dead armadillos on Texas roads. Perhaps you can make do with those. They are easier to catch and have the added benefit of an olfactory experience, though you should be prepared for passersby pointing and laughing (which you should report immediately to the Public Commission for Civil Open Politeness (PC COPs). Advice to poke with a stick is an inappropriate euphemism, so we won't say it.
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967695 by Wry Me
Nov 1, 2018 11:29am
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Well, I can't complain about having a losing ticket, but I can complain about not seeing a roadrunner...or a coyote carrying Acme products, for that matter.
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967703 by Rocklun
Nov 1, 2018 11:35am
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Okay, I'll pile on. I would like to complain that I had to much fun and not enough sleep, and now can't focus on getting work done this week. So, Please send me a check for my losses.....or, just come to TALE XVI in March.
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Reply to: #967701 by Hanky Panky Patrol
Nov 1, 2018 1:17pm
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Its a good thing I live in Georgia, so I can scratch them Texas chiggers from now until the cows come home.
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967704 by Baby Bear
Nov 1, 2018 1:30pm
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What's in March?, and Where?
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Reply to: #967700 by Munkeybee
Nov 1, 2018 1:40pm
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Careful scratching those chiggers. The bite infects easily and when you tell the doctor you have chiggers....they laugh every time. If there’s a chigger patch, send it to me.
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967707 by Cross Family
Nov 1, 2018 1:44pm
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What's in March?, and Where?

Texas Annual Letterboxing Event or TALE XVI in Kerrville, Tx, about 100 west of Austin.
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967695 by Wry Me
Nov 1, 2018 1:44pm
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Not a complaint, a gift. What was lost was found. What was found was left. What was left donated to a finder, with credit given to the carver. Go forth and promote world globalism.

360°
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Reply to: #967701 by Hanky Panky Patrol
Nov 1, 2018 3:24pm
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I didn't even see a road kill one. But then I only hitched a ride from the airport and back so I wasn't on the road much. I guess I'll have to return to Texas at some point. No more chiggers please though, I get them plenty here in NC but managed to avoid them until this weekend in Texas!
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967704 by Baby Bear
Nov 1, 2018 3:28pm
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Oh yes that too. Last night I decided was a good time to start logging finds. The next thing I knew it was 3am. I definitely zoned out at work this afternoon, longing for nap time.
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967710 by BinoBoxer
Nov 1, 2018 3:50pm
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If there’s a chigger patch, send it to me.

All I could find was this:
Https://www.streamwood.net/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=9595
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967718 by photopam
Nov 1, 2018 5:53pm
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ROFL, I need that! Who knew there was a chigger patch, lol
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967695 by Wry Me
Nov 1, 2018 8:32pm
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I received this complaint during the event:

"The songs played by the bluesy night boxing letterboxes were too short. Just when you got into the groove and started boogeying, the music would stop, and you'd have to shine your flashlight into the box again, which was very annoying. Lame."

Considering that those music players were CUSTOM CREATED AND HAND BUILT by an UNPAID VOLUNTEER and provided the FIRST EVER light activated night boxing musical accompaniment in the HISTORY of letterboxing, I filed that complaint under "bite me" and moved on. Luckily it wasn’t a chigger!

:P

P.S. Just to be clear, this was a totally tongue in cheek complaint. The "complainer" meant it as a joke, as in, she couldn't find anything else to whine about so she made up a totally ridiculous complaint :P
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967703 by Rocklun
Nov 1, 2018 9:14pm
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I can complain about not seeing a roadrunner...or a coyote carrying Acme products, for that matter.

Here you are. Here is a video.
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967695 by Wry Me
Nov 1, 2018 9:35pm
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I'll complain about whatever it is that bit me and finally had me at the urgent care for a steroid shot on Sunday, missing out on valuable boxing time! I messed with Texas and Texas fought back. :D
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967695 by Wry Me
Nov 2, 2018 6:57am
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You should have kept mine ***729!!! you had both in your possession and made the decision on which one of us got which ticket!!!

Enjoying my door prize!
NLW
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Reply to: #967766 by NLW
Nov 2, 2018 10:23am
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You should have kept mine ***729!!! you had both in your possession and made the decision on which one of us got which ticket!!!

Enjoying my door prize!
NLW

Nope. OS wrote your NAME on there. I was gonna hedge my bets and wait until they called one of them the winner, then say, "Oh, by the way, I have your ticket!" and then accidentally "notice" that MINE was the winner, then make a grand gesture to offer to trade, which you would refuse, being the better person, but all was thwarted.
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967710 by BinoBoxer
Nov 2, 2018 10:42am
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The common myth on how to get rid of them is to cover the bite area with nail polish and then the chigger will die. I don't know if that really works but I still do it sometimes. It will take about 2 weeks for it to die by your immune system. They do suck!

powder your shoes in sulfur or get a chigger repellent...
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #967797 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 2, 2018 11:23am
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They feed &/or fall off pretty quickly. They don't actually dig in to feed like a flea or tick. The problem is they leave a little hardened tube in your skin, through which they secret a saliva that dissolves the tissue. Then they slurp it up. They can take a long time to get a good grip and start in on you, and they are knocked off easily. Showering or scratching gets them off easily. Best prevention is DEET on your FEET and a shower after being outside.

For me, getting hydrocortisone on it up to 4 times a day while it is still a tiny little bump and before it starts itching (if possible) helps prevent the welt and most of the itching. Once I scratch it, I'm toast.
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967712 by 360 Degrees of Nowhere
Nov 3, 2018 3:13am
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A finder indeed, one worthy of many gifts after recent Event. Open Space may determine next uses. Go forth with purpose.

360°
Re: Live & Breathe Complaint Dept.
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Reply to: #967797 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Nov 3, 2018 1:03pm
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The very first time I got chiggers I did the nail polish thing. I scratched the nail polish off less than an hour later. I think the idea is you suffocate them but by the time they itch they're not even in there anymore.

Anti-itch cream or spray and waiting it out a few days is all I end up doing when I get them. They're like annoying little "Rewards" for getting to be outside in good weather :)
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Reply to: #967849 by 360 Degrees of Nowhere
Nov 5, 2018 7:29am
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Thank you for the generous gift!
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Reply to: #967742 by Origami Hen
Nov 5, 2018 11:44am
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"The songs played by the bluesy night boxing letterboxes were too short. Just when you got into the groove and started boogeying, the music would stop, and you'd have to shine your flashlight into the box again, which was very annoying. Lame."

You WERE my new BFF but after outing me like this...well lets just say i might, might being the operative, invite you to my next slumber party. ;)

deniserows
and fights with pillows