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What did I do now ?

Mon May 27, 2019 7:02 pm

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Your a POS.

Complaints are nothing new but most people have the cajones to leave a real email address or phone number that I can reply to ......... Or is Mike Nelson really mad at me for something from beyond the grave ?
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Re: What did I do now ?

Mon May 27, 2019 9:22 pm

First name is probably correct! Last name starts with L?
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Re: What did I do now ?

Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 pm

I get those anonymous emails telling me I'm a POS all the time - usually just after I win a $100,000 judgment against some person or company on behalf of my client. 8)

Probably from some zillion-hour know everything, know everyone, been everywhere diver who put his new VDH backplate on upside down and is pissed his DH reg doesn't fit. :D

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Re: What did I do now ?

Tue May 28, 2019 3:38 am


[email protected]#@%$#$# this guy! The only POS is the A-----hole who wrote that.

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Re: What did I do now ?

Tue May 28, 2019 7:46 pm

"Your a POS." (Not "You're") which the reply is always, "My what is a POS?"
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Re: What did I do now ?

Wed May 29, 2019 3:32 pm

I for one will dispute what "Mike" said. Bryan I would not call you nor anyone else from this site a POS. The people here have been kind and helpful to me as I try to learn what I can about vintage dive equipment.

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Re: What did I do now ?

Wed May 29, 2019 6:39 pm

LOL - I think someone has been drinking....

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Re: What did I do now ?

Wed May 29, 2019 9:35 pm

I think this is being misunderstood. POS = Purveyor of Old Scuba ;Perfecter Of Science; Proteus Of the Sea ; Person Of Scruples Ect Ect Ect.

PS How dare they use Mike Nelson's name in Vain!

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Re: What did I do now ?

Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:29 pm

What a jerk.. but nothing surprises me at this point. My 40 years in retailing has exposed me to plenty of people who have nothing else to do but be a jerk. We have your back Bryan!
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Re: What did I do now ?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:54 am

Understanding from a "Grumpy Guy"...
- Bryan, I hope you find this amusing. Ever since my early years of gunsmithing, I grew more and more irritated when customers would call and insist on talking to me personally... Pull me away from some very detail oriented work on the lathe or something... And then ask "How's my order coming?" And I would say, "It will be done the same time I said it will be done when you placed the order!"
- Over the years, I've politely helped a TON of people with various shooting and accuracy advice... Plus order updates. I've been THE got-to man for answers... And I give the information away for free. But I have to admit I've gotten more and more impatient with time wasters... And I now realize that I wasn't hiding it very well... LOL
- A few years ago we had a guy call in and say, "I want to talk to that grumpy guy that knows everything..." He needed my help and he was willing to put up with my less than cheerful attitude to get it. And so for the last couple of years I've been working on being more "patient" with customers. But I'm darned if I still don't blow up on one or two every month or so.
- Then last weekend I met some people who were talking about "Trolls" on the internet. Trolls are people who intentionally try to get you to lose your temper... It's how they get their kicks out of life... By making someone else miserable. So maybe I'm entitled to be "Grumpy" once in awhile.
- Bryan, you've helped a TON of people with various advice, information, and specialized products and parts... I'm one of them. And if you can put up with a "Grumpy Guy" like me... You must not be too bad. :)
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