(Closed) PSAs for all Bees

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Post # 3
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3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wash your hands!  That’s like our state motto…for serious! Lol!

Post # 4
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1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

NEVER answer the door if you are home alone and do not know who it is.  Especially if there is a baby on your doorstep.

<sorry, I may watch a little too much Criminal Minds>

Post # 5
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4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hmmm well this happened to a friend of mine so I guess this will work.

 

If a company offers you a “too good to be true” loan and asks you to pay them a substantional amount of money first. It is a scam. Especially when this company wants you to send them this money via Western Union to some random person in Canada. What will happen? They will call you once the money is received and tell you that they actually need more money for you to qualify for the loan. If you say that is not possible, they will offer to return your money. Will you ever see this money? Nope!

 

Seriously, I know times are hard but try to use common sense. There are many people looking to pray off of this bad economy.  

 

Post # 6
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4496 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

After you’ve let someone in your house – like a repairman, cable guy, etc. make sure to check and make sure all of your windows & doors are locked afterward. Sometimes they’ll unlock a sliding door or window that you wouldn’t notice so that they can later get access to your home or to you!

Post # 7
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6360 posts
Bee Keeper

A government, even a good one, will have this general tendency:

Overplay the risk of natural disasters, workplace injuries, risks that are the fault of the individual (health habits, no seatbeat, etc.)

But DOWNplay the risk of large industrial disasters, like from multinational energy companies. This is due to a very high interdependence between very large companies and governments.

Don’t assess your risk in the second case based on how you usually interpret your risk in the first case. 

Post # 8
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3553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

While sorting out a mix-up on his car insurance my FI mentioned to his agent that he had recently gotten engaged. By adding me to his car insurance they were able to give him a ‘married’ policy which substatially reduced his rates (he’s under 25) we’re saving about $100/month just by being engaged and telling them about it. It’s definitely somthing to ask about, especially if you FI is a male under 25.

Post # 9
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1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When receiving your wedding dress back from the dry cleaners, immediately check the box and make sure everything is there, including lace-up ribbons etc! Don’t assume it’s there and check a year later 🙁

Post # 11
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@adoc86:  This happened to a friend of mine! She woke up in the middle of the night to a contractor in her bedroom!!!! Thankfully she screamed and he ran out the sliding glass door he came in through, but SCARY!

My tip: If you take a doggy bag home from a restraunt, ask the server to bring the empty container to your table and load it up yourself. My FMIL once got someone else’s food, and I’ve worked in enough restraunts to know that there’s a reason you don’t see the back!

Post # 13
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4496 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  

@AllieBee12:  

 

People are crazy. I wouldn’t have thought of it myself, I only know to do it bc a couple of years ago I heard about a case where multiple women had been raped in their apartments at the same complex. Turned out a maintenance worker was unlocking their sliding glass doors before leaving after doing repairs in their apts. He would then let himself in at night. 

Post # 14
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2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@AllieBee12:  OMG That’s scary as hell!

 

For business/non-personal emails, make sure the original email is part of any reply. I like to wait for around two letters from each party before starting to delete (if at all) to shorten threads. It’s not just about have a “paper” trail but also to be able to show exactly how and when replies to specific issues occurred. A former colleague at a previous job had a potential client who continuously confused responses and therefore information because he had a tough time connecting emails when they were flying fast and furious through out the day. It just makes it easier for everyone imo.

Post # 15
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  This was a couple of years ago with a younger gf that I worked with at a coffee shop, so I think she was about 19 at the time… she lives with her parents out in the woods and they were doing massive renovations (adding a pool and a large addition to the house) she woke up in the middle of the night and she could see a man sneaking across her room so she screamed at the top of her lungs and he turned and ran out of the bedroom sliding glass door that he came in through. She said that he was sneaking from the outside door to her bedroom door to go into the main part of the house, luckily not to do anything to her! Police caught him just a few days later.

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