I don’t have time to do many tweets today. Here’s the story.

At 2 am this morning I was woken by extremely loud thunder that went on for ages. I was very tired, but I didn’t get back to sleep for several hours.

Then this morning I got a phone call. For the third time in a week some a$$ho£€ was trying to scam me. Usually I play a game when they phone up. I see how long before I can keep them talking before they hang up on me. I keep a fairly reasonable tone, though I do swear a lot. There is a reason – while they’re talking to me they’re not talking to someone who might be taken in.

There are two flanks to my attack, but I usually don’t get past the first one. That’s to tell them things like they’re thieves and liars trying to take advantage of people who don’t know better. It includes such tactics as asking them how it feels to make a living by stealing from people who can’t afford it.

The first one this week was one I’ve never some across before. The woman on the phone said that my complaints about phone scammers in the past were successful, and a business was shut down. (Just calling a scammer a “business” is an alert.) She said the money taken from people was being held for people to claim back. Her next question was whether I had ever given such a company money.

So my tirade began. This time my tone wasn’t that reasonable; I was already grumpy. My first words were, “You people are fu€king unbelievable.” She hung up straight away! Most disappointing.

A couple of days later, I got an e-mail, purportedly from my bank, telling me all my bank accounts had been frozen and to click on the link to confirm my details. That sort of attack is very disappointing because you don’t get a chance to abuse the scammer.

When I got another one this morning, I didn’t even let the a$$ho£€ tell me what his scam was. I was asleep when the phone rang, and I’d had enough. He got a torrent of swear-laden abuse, and I hung up on him. Then I went back to bed and slept in until 10.45 am. I still feel tired and grumpy, and I don’t have much time to look for tweets.

 

Cat Tweets

Slightly better than most artists’ renderings.
(Via Ann German.)


What does your cat do at night?

 

Dog Tweets

A new unit of measurement – the corgi!

 

Other Animals Tweets

So cute! (I use that word a lot, don’t I?)

 

If you life in the northern hemisphere, take note of this tweet. For those that don’t know, hedgehogs like cat food and cat biscuits. i.e. not bread and milk.

 

There’s something about baby elephants.


 

Political Tweets

Just watch and listen.

 

The immigration issue is a big problem in the US, and I can understand why some people are against illegal immigration. What I don’t understand is the opposition to DACA and DREAMers. Something should be done to help those 800,000 people. I don’t want to hear moans that DACA was an illegal executive order by Obama. He had to do it because the GOP in control of Congress and the Senate were unable to sort the issue.

 

Scenic Tweets

Outdoors Wow!!!

 

And indoors Wow!!!

 

Croatia is another country that has so many beautiful places to see, especially on the coast.

 

Swimming in a place like this (Philippines) would be a dream come true.

 

The wonders of ancient Greece.

 

The Northern Lights. It would be better if someone hadn’t posed a church in front of them though! Iceland is in the top ten of atheist countries in the world.

Architecture Tweets

Now that’s a shower!

Space Tweets

Cool GIF.
(Via Ann German.)

 

You can listen to the gold record too.

 

Guns Tweets

I can’t remember if I’ve used this category before, but I will use it again as it’s something I feel strongly about. I re-tweeted this tweet from Ann German with the hashtag #OnlyInAmerica.

Human Rights Tweets

Excellent. (And look carefully!)

 

Iran in the 1960s. Now tell me that all women in Iran really want to dress in a sack.

Weather Tweets

The next one we’re all waiting for.
(Via Ann German.)

 

It’s gonna be a biggie.
(Via Ann German.)


 

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