Ripoffs

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Anaxagoras
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Ripoffs

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:45 am

For things that may not be, strictly speaking, frauds or scams, but are nevertheless ripoffs.

Some may quibble with this, but I welcome that.

Diamond industry wants women to buy their own rings
Diamond sellers have a new marketing tactic: Convincing women to buy their own diamonds. Women, they say in a campaign called "For Me, From Me," deserve to splurge on themselves with diamond jewelry that celebrates anything from a promotion to even a breakup.
"For Me, From Me" :roll:
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Re: Ripoffs

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:56 am

This reminds me: my 25th wedding anniversary is coming up. Anyone have any ideas? I usually get her flowers but I think I should probably do something a little more special for the 25th.
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Re: Ripoffs

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:43 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:56 am
This reminds me: my 25th wedding anniversary is coming up. Anyone have any ideas? I usually get her flowers but I think I should probably do something a little more special for the 25th.
The traditional 25th wedding anniversary gift is silver.

get her a pound of it.

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https://www.memorablegifts.com/gifts/pc ... -p8184.htm

She may wonder who Judy and Jim are.
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Re: Ripoffs

Post by ed » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:51 am

We came down here to visit an old pal. Ended up buying the house and moving.

A nostalgic trip might be nice. You sorta get beyond presents, you know?
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Re: Ripoffs

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:03 pm

A trip might be a good idea.

I thought about something silver too, but I don't know about that really. I think maybe I should take the day off and take her some place nice.
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Re: Ripoffs

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:05 pm

she wants a precious metal, or jewelry, not an expensive bowel movement the next day.