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Title: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 26, 2017, 08:39:12 PM
*exhales*

So I had my first possum sighting tonight. I shall name him Bill, and his brief reign will be both glorious and profane.

Racism Gurl asks what I know about what happened this week. I assume she wants drama so I tell her nothing (which is true).

She and 2nd shift guy want new would-be shifty fired, so there's a fucking meltdown when he gets there a minute late.

Learn he was tattled on for having diabetic girl in post after she was fired. Surprise! Boss doesn't give a damn apparently. She actually drops by for 6 hours to chat with Shifty after getting into bare knuckle brawl with some guy and apparently kicking his ass (she weighs 85 pounds). So I'm the only one doing rounds since they are now an item despite him having gf, and the new kid having a thing for her.

Did I mention the new kid? He's checking the women's restrooms while on patrol and thinks nothing will come of it. The only thing he has going for him is that he's quite pretty. He'll make some woman a very frustrated wife one day until she decides "No...my potential future babies cannot have this level of stupid. I will not do that to them."

Boss has been scarce or obviously down. Rumour has it the lady who is our client liaison got into profanity laced knucklefest with her boss and both are suspended, maybe fired. Not sure what that means for us, could be bad.

Oh an I forgot: the guy who threatened suicide? Not fired. Caught him trying to seduce a girl in the cafe. As in "Hey baby, wassup, you look fine."

He didn't realize I was behind him the entire time pointing and shaking my head.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 26, 2017, 10:09:18 PM
Your job is insane.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: RedWarlock on August 27, 2017, 12:03:05 AM
Started my new job last night. Whooo!

Except not. It's graveyard shift hotel security, which is more janitorial than security. I'm not really built for it, there's way too much walking for my prosthetic-legged low-endurance used-to-do-graphic-design regretting-this-job but-sick-of-corporate-bullshit ass.

Also, I'm having to work 11pm-7am for the next 4 days straight. It's a huge adjustment, and I was dozing off and on for the last 2 hours.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on August 27, 2017, 09:26:59 AM
Woke up feeling like complete and utter shit... Lost and without any will whatsoever to continue living. I have my suspicions about why this is, but i can't pinpoint it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 27, 2017, 10:09:57 AM
Bhu, you seriously need to chronicle that shit and release your own sitcom.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on August 27, 2017, 12:36:18 PM
Bhu, you seriously need to chronicle that shit and release your own sitcom.

+1
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on August 27, 2017, 03:45:21 PM
Bhu, you seriously need to chronicle that shit and release your own sitcom.

If we still had an upvote button, I would upvote.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 27, 2017, 05:20:05 PM

Our liaison with the client was confirmed fired today, so we now have no idea who our emergency contact is. Client also fired a supervisor because he sent a picture of his balls superimposed over the solar eclipse to his gf. Unfortunately, he sent it from his work phone so everyone on his work list somehow got it...

And some fool discharged a sodium based ABC fire extinguisher fucking every where and the supervisors were all in a tizzy trying to get me to find out the safe way to clean it. Turns out the proper answer is 'a broom'.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 27, 2017, 07:34:48 PM
Um, yeah. You'd think that if it's meant to be used in an emergency where people are supposed to have trouble breathing, it's probably safe to expose people to whatever is being discharged.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on August 28, 2017, 06:49:27 PM

Our liaison with the client was confirmed fired today, so we now have no idea who our emergency contact is. Client also fired a supervisor because he sent a picture of his balls superimposed over the solar eclipse to his gf. Unfortunately, he sent it from his work phone so everyone on his work list somehow got it...

And some fool discharged a sodium based ABC fire extinguisher fucking every where and the supervisors were all in a tizzy trying to get me to find out the safe way to clean it. Turns out the proper answer is 'a broom'.

You got paid to do that research right?
Sounds like a game of :   Which one of these  :blush :cool :blush is not like the others.

Also hugs for Nytemare  :hug from the previous rant thread.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 28, 2017, 07:40:35 PM
Last night got told by the other guards "The boss likes us, we don't need to do shit."

An anonymous phone call told the client that 2 guards were yucking it up in the guard shack with a 19 year old girl who was a former guard.  They got caught by client employee.  Boss came in this morning with woman we'd never seen before.  Un sure if this is bad or not
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 29, 2017, 10:00:16 AM
I'd say as long as your ass is not on the line...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: sirpercival on August 29, 2017, 11:29:19 AM
Good news: I was on vacation! It was mostly fun!

Bad news:
1. On Saturday, got caught in a deluge. Was wading through ankle-deep water... literally had to take my shoes off and dump them out... they're still wet, so I had to wear a beat-up pair of old shoes to work today.

2. On Sunday, hit myself in the face with a car door. Have a cut on my cheek (the swelling/bruising is minimal so I don't look TOO much like I got in a fight), and scratched my glasses. Awesome. I was pissed, and said "at this rate I should buy a lottery ticket." At my wife's urging, bought a $1 scratch-off. We won $3. Fuck you too, luck gods.

3. Was originally scheduled to take a work trip to Johnson Space Center (in Houston) next week. I'm very lucky that I forgot to buy my tickets before I went on vacation, but I still can't figure anything out because the airports are closed and nobody has any idea what the shift schedule is going to be like even a few days from now. And the kids start school next week, and my wife has rehearsals for a show starting up, and we can't plan anything because of Harveycane.

4. I'm back at work after vacation and my focus is shit. Sigh.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 29, 2017, 01:53:22 PM
That does not sound like a good vacation!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: sirpercival on August 29, 2017, 02:08:04 PM
That does not sound like a good vacation!
Hahaha well considering it started more than a week ago, the beginning parts were pretty great. It was on Saturday that the situation started to go downhill.

EDIT: I will grant you that it wasn't a very relaxing vacation. We took 2 small children to Disney...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 29, 2017, 05:28:13 PM
That does not sound like a good vacation!
Hahaha well considering it started more than a week ago, the beginning parts were pretty great. It was on Saturday that the situation started to go downhill.

EDIT: I will grant you that it wasn't a very relaxing vacation. We took 2 small children to Disney...

That sound pretty stressful actually.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 29, 2017, 11:26:32 PM
May be on my way out. What I did via the anonymous call was not entirely untraceable as I had to ask someone to give me that guys number. Had my 'counseling' over the workplace injury upgraded to a full write- up. Turns out the liaison has not been fired, and I was written up again for participating in gossip because I tried to find out who we call in her place in case of emergency. One more and Im out. Had to fill out witness statement on the origin of the rumor (which for the post was another guard). I then informed him of my wish to change shifts, and he asked why. Told him there were too many shenanigans on third shift and I wanted out before I got anymore caught up in them. He got an "oh shit" expression on his face and told me to sit back down. So I told him everything. And I mean everything. Some of it he seemed genuinely shocked about, and some of it I'm pretty sure he's bullshitting about not knowing (the anonymous call for example). He took copious notes, and informed HR who has supposedly had a hissy fit. I am told he has a meeting with her tomorrow, and I will be asked to fill out more statements. I worry that he may have thrown me under the bus. This morning he was shocked and needed a cigarette and dreading this call. When I called back this afternoon, he was smarmy and flattering.


How does this sound for a statement:

RE: Multiple violations of company policy


On 8/29/2017, I, Officer x, attest the following to be true:

Both Officer D and Officer B have committed multiple infractions, which I have been told to keep my mouth shut about, because they had the tacit approval of my Shift or Site Supervisor. It is for that reason that it has taken me this long to come forward, because if they truly did have the okay of management, then my job and/or safety would be in jeopardy. But their violations have now become so common and numerous that it puts the company's contract at risk, and the stress it is causing me is no longer manageable. Particularly since their violations are becoming visible to the clients employees.

On 4/20/2017 the guard Shack was approached by a young girl who was a S-- employee towards the end of shift.. She claimed she had gotten sick and had permission to leave early, but her ride home could only be contacted via Facebook. Officer D said she could stay in the guard shack until she could contact her ride. At the time I told him this was not a wise idea, and it could lead to disciplinary action, but was told he had former Officer P's okay. Officer P was the Shift Supervisor at that time. She was in the post several hours until end of shift, when Officer D told her to hide in his car. Officer D made multiple attempts to flirt with her, and has stated on numerous occasions that he has done so with various client employees over the months because “he needs to get laid.” I was then told, as I had been previously told by Officer D, that “snitches get stitches” and that “payback was mandatory.” He said that the first night I worked with him, along with some veiled threats when Officer P asked me how he was coming along, and I gave my honest assessment that he needed to stop interrupting the clients employees at work to flirt with them.

On 06/16/2017 I returned from rounds to find a woman in the post with Officer D again. He claimed she was his new girlfriend, and that she was a local Donato's manager. I asked if she was there to deliver food. He said that's the reason he'd be giving if they were caught, but not to worry because he had Officer P's approval “so long as you don't do it in front of anyone who will tell R.” He also stated this was not the only woman he had invited to post. At best guess she was there from roughly 11:30 PM to 12:30 am. I can only guess as she was present when I arrived back from doing rounds, and was still there when I left for rounds again (she was gone when I had returned a second time).

A month or so later Officer D had a new girlfriend which he also had on post. He has always done ALP rounds without the necessary hat and safety glasses, so he could wear a headset plugged into his phone to talk with said girlfriend, who believes he was cheating on her with a current or former guard. At times they have talked on the phone for the majority of his shift. Once again, he stated he had Officer P's permission to do so, and Officer P's behavior had altered so much by this point I actually believed him.

When Officer L took a position at post, Officer D attempted to have a relationship with her, and she had stated to me Officer B did as well. Eventually she chose Officer D, and has spent the evening in post with him multiple times, sometimes for as much as 6 hours. Even after being terminated from the company. Officers L, B and D have all three stated to me an incident in which they were having a three way conversation via phone while Officer D was on ALP. At some point Officer D did not realize a member of the clients HR staff was near when he uttered the phrase “Just tell her to lick his balls, and he'll quit fuckin' whining.” This was stated to me on 08/11/2017 as having happened earlier in the month. He was admonished by the clients employee, which is the third time he has been approached by a client employee. The other two times Officer D stated to me were a different client employee who warned him of walking through the factory with his headphones on because it was a safety violation. This was stated to me on 08/19/2017, and I was told the client employee was a team lead, as Officer D looked him up with the associate information database to try to find information on him. Officer D stated the employee was his “enemy.”

Before this time Officer D had stated that his behavior was approved by Officer E, or at least Officer E was willing to turn a blind eye as long as Officer D didn't do anything putting the contract at risk. There was a rumor first stated to me by Officer R that Officer D was in line to be promoted to a 3rd Shift Lead, while Officer H was to become 1st Shift Lead. When she directly asked Officer D he 'confirmed' these rumors, and has been using this as a means of gaining silence over his actions, or to pressure people. He has also stated that Officer E hates being called at night on 3rd shift, and that we could instead call him for advice because he would be in charge of 3rd shift soon.

Recently Officer D has been working a great deal of overtime, and has stated on numerous occasions (particularly within the past two weeks) that he wasn't “doing anything he didn't have to” that evening, and has falsified his log sheet numerous times to reflect rounds he has not done (he has been joined in this behavior by Officer B). The last two evenings I have worked with Officer D he has fallen asleep in his chair briefly, and he stated overtime and lack of sleep was the cause. The only rounds you can actually verify as being done are the ones in which he has scanned the dot tags. If either he or Officer B did not scan the dot tags in that round, there is a possibility that round was not done. And since we only have one phone capable of scanning the dots for 3 people, and that phone must be charged the first hour of shift, there are many rounds where scanning does not take place.

On 08/25/2017 (or 26, by now the violations have become so common I have given up cataloguing them) Officer D was a minute late, which Officer De and Officer R pounced on. At this time I learned there was some sort of enmity between Officers Delaney and D as Officer De felt he was being harassed. That evening Officer D threatened to “put P through a wall or knock him the fuck out if he doesn't learn to keep his fucking mouth shut”. Officer D has since repeated these threats twice more, with Officer B agreeing because Officer De “shouldn't have snitched”. On or around this same night, former Officer L made another appearance on post stating she couldn't go home to face her mother, because she had just assaulted a local resident in self defense (she stated he struck her first), and that she had lied to the police when they arrived. She was in the post for 6 hours, and it became clear that she and Officer D were more than friends. It was at his time she stated to me she had chosen Officer D over Officer B, because Officer B had been scanning the women's rest rooms in violation of policy. She also stated that he had told her he was not only scanning the women's rest rooms, but stepping inside them to see if he could see a female employee in a state of undress. I did log onto Guard Tek on one occasion, and did notice he had scanned the female restrooms but cannot verify that he has actually set foot in one. I am not sure if I can trust former Officer Ls word, as she openly admitted lying to the police about the physical altercation she had just been in. I have sometimes had to push Officer B to do rounds initially when he was starting, as he did not want to leave the guard shack or stop texting on his phone. He does them without prodding now, but with Officer D's influence has begun falsifying his log sheets.

On 8/27/2017 former Officer L returned to post, and she and Officers D and B were chatting in post. Upon returning from Perimeter/Traffic Control I learned that a client employee had surprised them in the guard shack. They said he had stated his boss had received an anonymous call about some inappropriate behavior around the gate, and he had been sent to verify. He took Officer D's and Officer B's names, as well as the name of who they reported to (it was unsaid if they had actually told him they reported to Officer E or not). Former Officer L was told to leave the post, and the Officers were informed they would be getting watched by the client employee (“I'll be here all week.”). I then learned former Officer L had spent some part of second shift with Officer D as well (he was working a double shift). Officers D and B then spent most of the evening and part of the next evenings shift attempting to find the clients employee in the associate information database, or inside the factory, so that they could find out what they could about him, and determine which team lead or coordinator got the anonymous call. Officer D once again stated a need for retaliation. I pretended to play along with them to avoid said retaliation on my own person until I could decide what to do about this. They claimed to be texting with Officer H about this incident, and they claimed she stated that Officer E knew about this. While they were on phone texting someone, I cannot verify they were talking to Officer H, and when I revealed to Officer E what had happened, it became obvious he knew nothing of this, nor had he given them permission for anything.

I am coming forward because I no longer feel safe on post with Officers B and D. Particularly since Officer B drew a knife from his pocket on 08/28/2017 to open a can of Monster energy drink. I told Officer B we were not allowed weapons on post, and he stated he had used it in front of Officer E before, and had his tacit permission so long as he “wasn't stupid enough to use it in front of anyone who would snitch.” This was a red flag for me, because I know Officer E would not be foolish enough to allow weapons on post. The violations of policy are becoming to numerous to keep track of accurately, and are now actively beginning to interfere with my ability to get rounds done. Officer D has spread a culture of misinformation to Officer B and former Officer L, and it is my belief they will continue to promote and enforce this culture with new employees.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 30, 2017, 12:27:46 AM
That sounds like a pretty comprehensive statement!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 30, 2017, 08:24:41 AM
Also pretty compelling in a lawsuit in case they do lay you off for it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on September 04, 2017, 12:05:27 AM
My brain is more or less on shutdown mode right now... Studied for about 10 hours straight today, and probably around 24 hours over the past 3 days. Quite literally i can't cram any more information inside my head. I have a very difficult test tomorrow (More like in 8 hours from right now). There's likely going to be an update rant after the test. I know i studied everything but MOST LIKELY i won't remember something or other and my grade's gonna suffer...

I'll only know for sure when the professor grades the exam, but tomorrow i'll probably have a good idea after discussing with colleagues. Let's hope for the best but i'm not that hopeful....
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on September 04, 2017, 06:58:03 PM
I cannot for the life of me figure out why I thought getting back into I.T. was a good idea (I didn't, but I started to).

I'm setting up a game server and fml its fighting me...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 04, 2017, 07:09:58 PM
HR, my boss, his boss and the two I accused had a 4 hour meeting Friday.  Called boss to ask for 2nd shift cause the guys I turned in are still there.  He says HR makes that call, and they wont until they make decision on can of worms I opened.  So apparently they're in no hurry, and I have to work with these guys till one is final.  And the gf of the asshole I turned in has realized he's cheating on her I think.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on September 04, 2017, 09:14:02 PM
Still on shutdown mode but somehow OK, got the energy to do a LOT today and exam went well. Maybe everything's going to be fine? Don't know. Got good news today. This week promises a lot. Careful not to make any wild speculations and end up being fucked by nothing going my way. Running on empty, maybe sleep soon... zZZzz
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 05, 2017, 04:19:18 PM
So last night is sposed to be Shifty's first night back. New girl shows up, and coworkers say "Oh, S- must still be suspended." No one should know this but one of the guards said he'd posted it on facebook. I was also told they had to post bid for the second shift position, but no one who might take it outranks me in seniority so it was pretty much mine, so no more Shifty for me hopefully. Boss seems cheerful (mebbe a lil too much) and tells me I have no repercussions coming.

11 o'clock Friday night an alarm went off, and wouldnt shut off. No one answered phone cause it was a holiday weekend. So Sunday night a fill in puts key in alarm system to reset it and shut it off. Which has the potential to shut off the fire alarm. Hadda tell boss that lovely bit this morning.

Got rained on all night. 20 minutes till quitting time I go inside to use the bathroom, and a client employee is standing in front of a urinal, hands on hips, repeatedly flushing it. I ask what's up, and he says "I'm watching my pee die." I don't want to stay over to fill out the paperwork further conversation will result in and say "Carry on then." and left while the leaving was good.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 11, 2017, 05:23:21 PM
Saturday was borked. Racist Gurl took vacation for second half of her shift (she works two doubles on the weekend). Shifty calls off to deliberately fuck her, cause he knew the other guy on second wouldn't be there and she'd have to stay. I ignore my phone cause I knew it would happen day before and I was too messed up to work a double. So I go in at 10 and she is furious. And I mean furious, vowing revenge on boss and shifty in what is literally a cartoon supervillain "I...WILL HAVE...My...REVENGE!" monologue. It was kinda scary to see. Says she has own business and only needs this job for insurance, and she has videos and pictures and other evidence and she's dropping the bomb this wednesday, and she may lose job but she's taking boss and his cronies with her. I told her a few things just for giggles.

Also learn that boss fibbed, and client liaison was fired. We all got new badges (which liaison makes, and her name goes on) from J_, who is the liaisons boss, and her job is being advertised. Shifty was at least written up, and has decided to look for new job. In meantime has said fuck the rules, and is deliberately pissing off everyone. Also learned my boss was demoted at former security company cause he came to work drunk and crashed into a parked car. Key to the alarm system has gone missing (boss took it).

So I go back in TUesday, and come Wednesday all hell will break loose. The downside is, if they fire Racist Gurl the rest of us prolly wont be far behind, and there will only be one person on all three shifts for 2 days a week (were required to have at least 2).
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 12, 2017, 10:13:17 PM
Oslecamo's Phantasy Star PbP is stalled as heck.  :(
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 13, 2017, 12:07:04 AM
Today was weird. As soon as I step foot on property "Boss wants to see you." Fuck-a-diddle. Turns out we have to sign a paper stating we were basically informed "the following bullshit will not be tolerated anymore." Most of it seems to be what I turned in shifty for. Boss claims 6 guards came forward to tattle, possibly not just about Shifty. New partner on second immediately begins to gossip about shifty, and when i get back from patrol he has paperwork filled out for a shift switch already signed asking me for signature. Im told he's autistic with ADD and he obviously has an issue or two so I think nothing of it.

Old dude shows up. Tells me he'll give me his license to hold while he's on property, amd I'm like "Who are you?" Turns out he's not an employee, but his car was hit by one and he wants to see if that employees vehicle is on property so he can take pics of the damage. Obviously I can't do that and file report. He returns with cops while I'm on patrol and my partner says "obviously I can't do that." He is now restricted from property.

And I scared the geese. Maybe they didn't recognize me due to being there in the daylight now. That, or they went "Hey isn't that...ANOMALOUS BEHAVIOR DETECTED IN THE HUMANSES! WINGED BATTLE FORMATION IS GO!"

New kid needs Saturday off, new girl needs sunday off,my partner will be in surgery. So the weekend is borked...and thats without Racist Gurl's threatened info dump come the morrow.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 15, 2017, 01:29:22 AM
Welcome to super drama night! Free Llamas for all!

As I go in boss tells me he needs me to work a few 12's while he hides the "employee termination request form' just a little too slow. And as I'm leaving says "Oh btw, let P_ know too, Shifty is off the schedule tonight. If he shows tell him he's supposed to leave. If he won't call me and I'll handle it, and probably tell you to call cops." All nonchalant like. He's left Shifty a message, so we figure no way he'll show. At which point I realize, he didn't tell us wth we're supposed to tell 3rd shift. So I call and he says "Don't tell them shit, I don't want gossip and rumors (note to current and future management: this is how you start gossip and rumors)."

So as P_ leaves on shift we get call for taking associate for drug test. P- takes him, comes back, immediately u-turns and leaves again. Comes back with associate. Turns out it's associate's first day, and he has no company id badge, so hospital wont test him. They find him an id number and we take him back, hospital still refuses. Why is this happening you ask? Because any workplace injury results in a drug test. The nature of his injury: He got stung by a bee and his hand puffed up a little. He just got drug tested to get the job.

While I was gone boss openly told P_ that Shifty was fired.

Speaking of which, after all of third shows up, so does Shifty. And we're like, well fuck. P_ volunteers to give shifty the news, and then Shifty leaves. Everyone on 3rd asks me wtf, and I say I dont know. So they call Shifty and put him on speaker phone to ask him wtf. At which point he tells them he was termed for using foul language inside building on rounds without using protective gear. No idea if thats actual reason why. He then says "I gotta go I have to call people." And it's my quitting time so I'm like "Seeya, watch out for raccoons."

When I stay over on third this week I'm bringing Officer Peanut a celebratory cheeseburger. Raccoons love cheeseburgers right?

Edit: also found my fave new client employee. Little old lady wif huge yellow SUV bearing hazmat symbols, faux contact info and an official looking Zombie Outbreak Response Team logo.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on September 17, 2017, 10:06:58 PM
Today I realized that my emotional support network sucks.  I get more support here than I do from the people that actually know me.

I'm refraining from posting on Facebook because that will just end in people getting nosy when they don't actually care enough to be helpful.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 20, 2017, 12:37:18 AM
Moar high drama. Racist Gurl calls off last Saturday, knowing it's hard to cover for her because she does doubles. Prolly in revenge for her being stiffed out of her vacation last week. So new kid has to stay over and work first wif boss. New kid requested the night off cause he's moving back to his parents house, so he's not happy. He ducks out while boss is on patrol and leaves guard shack empty for an hour. The worst possible hour too, as the salary employees are coming to the shack to sign in for overtime. So he kinda screwed us on his way out.

Then someone lobs an object from the road into the parking lot, which promptly explodes and gives off a cloud of blue smoke. No idea wtf thats about. Then I arrive, and while boss is smoking a cigarette I get an anonymous call saying they'd like to report an employee who's a coke fiend. Boss heads home and much of the rest of the day is peaceful.

 At roughly 12:42 am the next day, we get a call saying ambulance is on way to front lobby. Guy is type 1 diabetic and his sugar is in the high 500's and he's blinking in and out of consciousness. Ambulance isn't showing, and client asks if I called them. Told him I was told to meet them at lobby. Turns out the officer who told me they were on the way was supposed to call ambulance. I call 911 to confirm and no, no ones called them. So ambulance finally arrives at 1:19. Client is pissed, and rightfully so. Ask the officer whats u, and he says "They told me he was coming in a weird phrasing...something like we need an ambulance at the lobby..."

I would fire the asshole if it were me. Pretty sure my boss won't tho.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on September 20, 2017, 06:04:45 PM
Hugs for Nansh , bigger box of popcorn for Bhu.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 26, 2017, 08:33:21 PM
You have all heard cases of elderly abuse. Here's one of the abuser being the elderly  :banghead

I'm a part-time caregiver of sorts for a friend. I regularly have to de-escalate situations between the grandmother (henceforth "she") and every other member of the family.

She is extremely manipulative. Her behavior would fall into the "well intentioned but unhelpful" type of quirks,except that when she thinks she isn't being observed, she becomes much more capable and destructive in ways that target people personally.

- She is partially deaf, meaning everyone needs to repeat themselves and she yells at everyone...
...but there is no record of it medically, and she regularly eavesdrops by listening against doors and windows (we can hear her fumble around when we approach doors and when caught she pretends to be "stretching her legs")

- She likes to clean the house...
...but she does it by breaking into locked or otherwise private rooms (she has damaged locks, removed safety tape over electrical systems, and even entirely removed a doorknob), then usually breaking objects, taking favored items to hide until later (we've observed her planting then "finding" them around the house later as a reason to yell at someone for being "careless"), or outright disassembling things that prevent entry

- She does the laundry sometimes...
...and items that people express favor towards (favorite shirt, comfortable undergarments, etc) end up in the trash. She pretends she doesn't know where they went.

- She cares deeply about the pets...
...except she has gotten multiple pets killed with "home remedies" or "cleaning accidents". Remember how she breaks into rooms and messes around? One room in the house has a single switch that toggles the power to the whole room. That switch has tape thoroughly covering it (literally impossible to flip) and a sign directly over it that explains that the animals will die if the switch is turned off (temperature controls/incubation/etc). This tape was of course removed, the sign nowhere to be found, and the room was cold when the family member who owned those pets got home. RIP chicks, almost RIP snake. She also permanently blinded her grandaughter's emotional support dog with a homemade abrasive "eye wash", necessitating the dog being put down.

Her defense is usually saying she didn't do anything, then saying it wasn't her fault, then saying she doesn't care if something/one was damaged because nobody is ever thankful for her help. Deny/Deflect/Discredit grandma style.

 I said before that she targets people personally, here's what I mean:

- She knows that the autistic grandson won't fight her, so she berates him for things he can't defend himself over and blames him for everything she can, but only when he's in earshot.
- She knows that the granddaughter with the service/emotional support animal requires relative peace without interruption to work (artist) and a safe place to decompress with her dog, so she repeatedly bothers her (and ONLY her) with inane but harmless questions (did you eat? did you see the new bottle opener I got?, Do you know where the remote is?) which she of course "can't hear" the answers to, until the granddaughter becomes "disrespectful" by raising her voice, which usually escalates into both of them screaming at each other.
- She knows that the mother and father are relatively straightforward, so she goads them by saying things like "I wish you had died instead of my other son" until they slam a door, then starts reciting every failure she can think of as loud as she can until they lose it and leave the house.
- She knows her husband won't speak up unless it's an emergency, since his indifference towards her antics was legendary even BEFORE he had a stroke and his attention span took a hit. They are both very clear that there is no love between them, they just don't believe in divorce or separation.
- The only member of the household she doesn't go after is the minor, who from the moment he joined the household (as a teen) has ignored her, worn earbuds, and never let her learn anything about him.

In a recent case, she cornered Mom, berated her, then struck her, leaving cuts. Grandpa stepped in, managed to separate them, but also somehow broke his arm across grandma's face causing a black eye. The police have informed us that no matter what she does, the elderly are a protected class and any injury is an aggression by the younger party, because they are expected to control themselves and defend without letting her hurt them.

Multiple people in the household have developed intense suicidal ideation and have had to have been removed from the home for up to a year, only to relapse within a few hours of re exposure to her behavior.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: RedWarlock on September 26, 2017, 09:26:22 PM
Holy shit. I have no adequate words. I've heard of little snippets of that kind of passive-agression in my own family, but never to that degree. Sounds like a venomous, vicious sadist. I wouldn't blame them for dumping her in a hellhole retirement home. No guilt to be had.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on September 26, 2017, 09:26:43 PM
You need better cops!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 26, 2017, 11:42:36 PM
I wouldn't blame them for dumping her in a hellhole retirement home. No guilt to be had.

If I could, I'd have the grandpa put in a nice home, grandma put in a ward, the parents forced into rehab (they are serial substance abusers), and the remaining 2 adults (the artist granddaughter and the autistic grandson) would be the caretakers of the property till the old bat kicks it while providing for the minor (high school, so not too long)

Edit: Hell, I'd move in with them at that point. They would have the space, and I already act as a caretaker there.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on September 27, 2017, 12:15:44 AM
I can't find my sewing kit.  There isn't anywhere for the damn thing to be hiding!  WHERE IS IT?!?  RAGE!!!!


Edit: Found it.   :blush
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 27, 2017, 10:49:50 AM
Nytemare, what kind of psychiatric help have you guys sought regarding her abuse? It would be best to remove her from interaction entirely.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 28, 2017, 01:53:18 AM
Nytemare, what kind of psychiatric help have you guys sought regarding her abuse? It would be best to remove her from interaction entirely.

It's cute that you think any of them can afford medical help at all. The victims at least...Grandma apparently has all the meds she could ever want.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 28, 2017, 10:52:21 AM
Ah, crap. So you too live in a place with no available free psych clinics...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 29, 2017, 12:38:55 PM
Ah, crap. So you too live in a place with no available free psych clinics...

'Murica!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on September 29, 2017, 12:50:50 PM
Ah, crap. So you too live in a place with no available free psych clinics...

'Murica!

Actually a lot of cities have city run mental health facilities that are for low income people, although I wouldn't know if any are near you.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on September 29, 2017, 05:04:49 PM
And on this episode of :  "The Bowlderized And The Bhu-eatiful" ...

 :flutter

Nytemare gets ideas for his other  gig , crossing the streams  { Don't Cross The Streams !! }
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: phaedrusxy on September 29, 2017, 07:09:53 PM
Ah, crap. So you too live in a place with no available free psych clinics...
Every area in America is required to have a community service board but they're not free. They do take Medicaid.
'Murica!

Actually a lot of cities have city run mental health facilities that are for low income people, although I wouldn't know if any are near you.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on October 05, 2017, 10:07:41 PM
My two best homebrewing friends are busy dealing with shenanigans and MIA.
That's it.  That's what's bothering me...I WANT MY FRIENDS BACK!!!


Oh and I twisted my ankle at work.  Have to wear a brace and use crutches for at least the next 5 days. :bigeyes
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 06, 2017, 09:09:17 AM
I have an essay-slash-presentation coming up. It's supposed to be done as a group and my group is NOT getting its shit together.

They've been nothing but passive-aggressive little cunts all this time, and it's making me want to dig out their skulls and use them as urinals.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 07, 2017, 02:24:08 AM
My two best homebrewing friends are busy dealing with shenanigans and MIA.
That's it.  That's what's bothering me...I WANT MY FRIENDS BACK!!!


Oh and I twisted my ankle at work.  Have to wear a brace and use crutches for at least the next 5 days. :bigeyes

I may has negotiated an end to the shenanigans soon.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 07, 2017, 08:16:52 AM
Cool, bhu!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on October 07, 2017, 05:21:25 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this but it seems like someone got started in Madagascar http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41537193

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 07, 2017, 06:54:02 PM
Actually a lot of cities have city run mental health facilities that are for low income people, although I wouldn't know if any are near you.
And they are so full of people the ones that need it can't get in.

Private mental health facilities also charge upwards of three thousand dollars per day or more (3k is just the highest around here), people can involuntarily land a 96 hour hold for evaluation, most of them are actually a danger to the patients trapped within rather than some form of treatment, and to ensure insurance payouts everything is charted in such as way to make it seem like you needed to be there which has lasting repercussions on further treatment.

Also there is no such thing as free. Medicaid which pays part of their bills for them if they are too poor, hospitals with a county contract are also given tax revenue for compensation for various emergency services, and there is even additional state/national funding if they also happen to have no competitors since they become the only source of true emergency healthcare in the area. Every productive member of the USA pays into funding this, some more than others.

This may blow your mind but healthcare isn't free and health insurance isn't insurance.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 07, 2017, 09:21:06 PM
Actually a lot of cities have city run mental health facilities that are for low income people, although I wouldn't know if any are near you.
And they are so full of people the ones that need it can't get in.

That is VERY dependent on area.  I've gotten someone in for a next day appointment before.

Quote
Private mental health facilities also charge upwards of three thousand dollars per day or more (3k is just the highest around here), people can involuntarily land a 96 hour hold for evaluation, most of them are actually a danger to the patients trapped within rather than some form of treatment, and to ensure insurance payouts everything is charted in such as way to make it seem like you needed to be there which has lasting repercussions on further treatment.

Also there is no such thing as free. Medicaid which pays part of their bills for them if they are too poor, hospitals with a county contract are also given tax revenue for compensation for various emergency services, and there is even additional state/national funding if they also happen to have no competitors since they become the only source of true emergency healthcare in the area. Every productive member of the USA pays into funding this, some more than others.

This may blow your mind but healthcare isn't free and health insurance isn't insurance.

This rant isn't relevant to the discussion.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 07, 2017, 11:39:41 PM
I didn't know city-ran facilities grew money on trees but it sounds super cool you found an appointment for someone at a facility where sliding scale based price discrimination isn't about maximizing payments. I'm sure Nytemare's friends will enjoy moving to your area for help because it'll get them away from their grandmother at the very least.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 08, 2017, 12:47:43 PM
Now you're just being an asshole so I'm going to ignore you.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 08, 2017, 01:13:59 PM
Now you're just being an asshole so I'm going to ignore you.
Eh, you complained about my rant and got a sarcastic reply, fair is fair.

And I do kind of mean that last sentence, maybe not near you, but I agree with Nytemare that they need to split up and move to different locations. Grandma is an antagonist that needs some aggressive pillow therapy.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on October 08, 2017, 09:49:07 PM
My two best homebrewing friends are busy dealing with shenanigans and MIA.
That's it.  That's what's bothering me...I WANT MY FRIENDS BACK!!!


Oh and I twisted my ankle at work.  Have to wear a brace and use crutches for at least the next 5 days. :bigeyes

I may has negotiated an end to the shenanigans soon.
Huzzah!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 08, 2017, 10:48:33 PM
Now you're just being an asshole so I'm going to ignore you.
Eh, you complained about my rant and got a sarcastic reply, fair is fair.

And I do kind of mean that last sentence, maybe not near you, but I agree with Nytemare that they need to split up and move to different locations. Grandma is an antagonist that needs some aggressive pillow therapy.

Ugh, of course you behave like a normal person when I say I'm going to ignore you so I don't have an excuse to ignore you anymore.  :P

I do agree that moving out sounds like it would be the best way out of that situation, but it doesn't sound like any of them have the money to do so.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 09, 2017, 08:32:14 PM
My two best homebrewing friends are busy dealing with shenanigans and MIA.
That's it.  That's what's bothering me...I WANT MY FRIENDS BACK!!!


Oh and I twisted my ankle at work.  Have to wear a brace and use crutches for at least the next 5 days. :bigeyes

I may has negotiated an end to the shenanigans soon.
Huzzah!

I wouldn't cheer yet.  There are still ways this could go belly up.  For some reason the post has become a circular firing squad lately.  No one trusts each other, everyone hates each other, and people keep trying to get each other fired.  And predictably the overtime is killing my efforts at a job search...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 12, 2017, 05:34:26 AM
And predictably the overtime is killing my efforts at a job search...
Get fired and draw unemployment while you look?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 13, 2017, 03:54:34 AM
And predictably the overtime is killing my efforts at a job search...
Get fired and draw unemployment while you look?

Might come to that anyway.  With the exception of a few hangers on from the old guard company I just realized that at 6 months in I am the oldest employee (the next oldest is 4 months).  Then again it might not cause no one wants to show up.  They call off for various reasons but I'm losing patience with them.  As in "Motherfuckers, I have asthma, arthritis, parkinsons disease, diabetes, mild ptsd and I'm still not recovered from cancer surgery, and I do 48 hour weeks.  Shut the fuck up and get your whiny ass in here, or find another job."

One of them actually said more than 8 hours a day or 16 hours a week was such a physical hardship for him he'd quit if we gave him more hours than that.  He's in better shape than I am.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 14, 2017, 04:44:29 PM
Well I no longer scan restrooms on my rounds as apparently two of my coworkers are now peepers.  For some reason they aren't being fired, and it's somehow assumed this will change their behavior...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on October 15, 2017, 09:31:02 AM
That's a wonderfully spineless management decision.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on October 15, 2017, 07:11:21 PM
I'm definitely NOT a hippie. Nor i'll ever be one. The last 4 days proved this. This trip... I don't want to thank the planet for every two steps i take. I want to finish my hike and drink beer on the campfire, not meditate.

Goddamn.

This sums up my feelings:

(http://hipquotient.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/cartman_hippies.jpg)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: phaedrusxy on October 19, 2017, 09:44:59 PM
As if working ~60 hours per week wasn't enough, I have to do several hours of BS "cultural competency" training... on my own fucking time... and you have to click some BS like every 10 seconds... and take quizzes... So I can't just let it run in the background...  :shakefist :banghead :fu
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 19, 2017, 11:55:16 PM
Boss is done, got called in early to cover a no show on first. Got interviewed by HR, who has temporarily assumed control while another rep from HR head hunts some new recruits. She had questions, and my answers were blunt. Hopefully not too blunt. Also learned file cabinet with everyones personnel files was left unlocked for 2 days. She wasn't happy about that. She asked who I would promote and I said no one. None of us trust, understand or like one another, and if you promote from here there will be rebellion and revenge attempts no matter who it is. I did at least try to be helpful and point out stuff she'd need to know.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on November 07, 2017, 11:24:18 PM
My other hip will be getting replaced at some point next year.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on November 07, 2017, 11:25:29 PM
can i have the old one?  :lmao
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on November 09, 2017, 03:58:16 PM
My other hip will be getting replaced at some point ** next year. **

Ouch, can you make it that far and still be adequately mobile?


**


I had one very specifically Personal vote in this election.
Once upon a time ...  :tongue ... I parked my car, did my business.
Came back to car to go to work, but car was parked in.
Option 1 call tow truck on one or both dudes.
Option 2 work my way out, mostly to save the time.
Chose #2.  Owner of said car was walking by at that moment.
Certainly wasn't going to volunteer to move his car for me, via his personality, while obviously at fault for the park in.
Dude called the cops ... and was an off duty cop.
Parking enforcement dude responds to "protect" him from nothing.
Cop shows 40 minutes later, I'm way late for work.
Cop makes face at stupid Cop.
I say I tried to save the guy the $100 tow.
Cop makes more face at stupid Cop.
"Has" to write the $80+ ticket on me, showily very annoyed at stupid Cop.
$36 insurance bill, which they paid with special deal (because it was so stupid).

Meanwhile, I asked the Cop I know about stupid Cop, yeah he had heard (makes face) about my incident.
Within the year I had an unrelated incident not my fault, but insurance didn't care and jacked my rates.

15+ years later retired stupid Cop runs for Judge.
Local F.O.P. endorses the other guy who is NOT a cop.
Some cops go on live radio to publicly endorse the Not Cop.
Not Cop wins !!!!!!! !!!!!!! !!!!!!!
I was holding my breath for real about the results.
Not Cop thanks his cop buddies publicly.

I know stupid Cop spent more on his campaign than the parked in ticket incident cost me.
What goes around comes around dirtbag stupid Cop, even your co-workers didn't like you at all.
 :)


**

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Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on November 09, 2017, 07:08:52 PM
My other hip will be getting replaced at some point ** next year. **

Ouch, can you make it that far and still be adequately mobile?



Yeah,it's just the Avascular Necrosis (AVN or osteonecrosis) that also took out my other hip.  The reason for the wait is that my current medicare plan will no longer be available next year.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on November 10, 2017, 11:27:16 PM
I am now the entire second shift.  And we may be firing two thirds of 3rd shift.  And a client employee accused one of us of fucking his gf in his car in plain view during shift change...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on November 12, 2017, 02:18:48 AM
I am now the entire second shift.  And we may be firing two thirds of 3rd shift.  And a client employee accused one of us of fucking his gf in his car in plain view during shift change...
There can be only one!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on November 12, 2017, 03:53:26 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5074783/Outbreak-plague-mutate-UNTREATABLE.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5074783/Outbreak-plague-mutate-UNTREATABLE.html) whoever is playing pandemic can stop...you got Madagascar..you can now quit. :shakefist
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: phaedrusxy on November 13, 2017, 10:22:20 PM
I am now the entire second shift.  And we may be firing two thirds of 3rd shift.  And a client employee accused one of us of fucking his gf in his car in plain view during shift change...
There can be only one!
:lol
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 12, 2017, 01:17:03 AM
Today was my day off, so you know whats coming...

I wake up a 8 am or so with horrible acid reflux, down a few shots of magnesium and went back to bed. I get awoken by my boss who tells me R_ has once again failed to report for work and can I come in. I has doctors appointments so I tell her I can make it in when they're done. Oh, and can you come in 3 hours early wednesday too.

Car battery is dead. I get jumped, go to doc, and they tell me my appointment is not in system, but they need a few tubes of blood from me before I can see doc, who they are rescheduling. It's 3 PM. I still havent eaten.

I get to work and all is well till about 8 pm when I get a call to take someone on a drug test. I explain I'm alone and they take him instead. They come back a little before 9, and the guy who's a supervisor tells me to page another supervisor to meet him at the main lobby. And then I see the guy they took for testing. I've dealt with him constantly since he was hired. Batshit crazy. I absolutely know this is going to end bad. Motherfucker acts like he's possessed by the ghost of a squirrel who died from an overdose of meth.

They park at the lobby which is kind of far away, but it looks kind of like there's a scuffle. Then one figure grabs the other and prevents it from leaping into the pond. As I reach to call the cops, 2 patrol cars and an ambulance blow past me. Turns out he threatened self harm because he was scared of losing his job. I'm not sure what the logical thought process is there. "I'm terrified of being fired, let me threaten suicide and virtually ensure it happens."

Fortunately for me I kept Officer Peanut in reserve just in case the shitstorm spread our way.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on December 13, 2017, 03:52:23 AM
Turns out he threatened self harm because he was scared of losing his job. I'm not sure what the logical thought process is there. "I'm terrified of being fired, let me threaten suicide and virtually ensure it happens."


When you're at that point you kind of lose your sense of logic. I've been there twice once during high school and once during the divorce.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 13, 2017, 05:26:37 PM
 :twitch :)
" ... pond ... "
Well that might have been extra interesting , presuming the water's super cold right now.


Most of the time, a dead battery will work just fine after say 15 minutes of drive time charge up.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 14, 2017, 11:50:41 AM
Turns out he threatened self harm because he was scared of losing his job. I'm not sure what the logical thought process is there. "I'm terrified of being fired, let me threaten suicide and virtually ensure it happens."


When you're at that point you kind of lose your sense of logic. I've been there twice once during high school and once during the divorce.

I can confirm, once almost ran my ex off the road. I don't remember most of that night, but I'm a much more stable person in the decade since.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 14, 2017, 12:17:03 PM
I can confirm, once almost ran my ex off the road. I don't remember most of that night, but I'm a much more stable person in the decade since.
I can confirm people go batshit crazy over nothing too.

Pretty much every unintentional suicide using intentional attempt makes a great example. They make the attempt to get attention but screw things up and actually die in the process. Sucks for the family if they realize it too so it's kind of an unwritten policy not to mention any suspicions.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 15, 2017, 12:44:57 AM
:twitch :)
" ... pond ... "
Well that might have been extra interesting , presuming the water's super cold right now.


Most of the time, a dead battery will work just fine after say 15 minutes of drive time charge up.

"It's more "algae choked and ridden with geese" actually.  We have around 120 geese on property.  They're massing to fly south.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on December 15, 2017, 02:46:58 AM
:twitch :)
" ... pond ... "
Well that might have been extra interesting , presuming the water's super cold right now.


Most of the time, a dead battery will work just fine after say 15 minutes of drive time charge up.

"It's more "algae choked and ridden with geese" actually.  We have around 120 geese on property.  They're massing to fly south.

I thought this was in response to the dead car battery, and I was trying to figure out how the fuck they managed that.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 15, 2017, 11:45:02 AM
Most of the time, a dead battery will work just fine after say 15 minutes of drive time charge up.
"It's more "algae choked and ridden with geese" actually.  We have around 120 geese on property.  They're massing to fly south.
I thought this was in response to the dead car battery, and I was trying to figure out how the fuck they managed that.
The battery normally runs on fish souls but those damn geese are in the way  :shakefist
Just drive around the lake for fifteen minutes hitting as many as you can.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 17, 2017, 01:04:30 AM
The former shift supervisor lady we rehired months ago who was supposed to be a moderating influence on the peeper? Boss walked in on him giving her a neck massage.

Someone ripped a fire alarm out of the wall today.

I was sitting in post and I hear yelling. "YOUR GONNA GET YOURS MOTHERFUCKER! YOUR TIME IS COMING" So I look around thinking "wtf" and see one of the clients employees walking by. He flashes me the peace sign, and he's close enough I finally notice he's wearing a mic and headset. Which doesn't entirely set my mind at ease. I mean at least he's not yelling at me , but still...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 17, 2017, 02:27:00 PM
 :shrug
Keep hanging in there Bhu.
Some of this recent stuff is veering into Kuroimaken meets Twilight Zone territory.

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 17, 2017, 06:18:44 PM
Speaking of, I just came back from my mom's country home in Canela. Refreshing stuff, right?

Well, sort of. Turns out there is a fucking puma loose around there. It has slaughtered a bunch of sheep and eaten one of the caretaker's dogs. (At least they assume it was eaten. Its body wasn't found.)

I can almost feel Mother Nature taunting me.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on December 17, 2017, 07:18:30 PM
I was expecting the post to end in a story about how you fought the puma.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on December 17, 2017, 09:35:03 PM
I was expecting the post to end in a story about how you fought the puma.

I'd expect him to go full on PUMA MAN!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 18, 2017, 07:57:59 AM
I was expecting the post to end in a story about how you fought the puma.

You're not giving the puma's self-preservation instincts enough credit.

Also, minor linguistic faux pas on my part. Technically it's not a puma, it's a jaguar.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on December 18, 2017, 01:41:47 PM
I was expecting the post to end in a story about how you fought the puma.

You're not giving the puma's self-preservation instincts enough credit.

Also, minor linguistic faux pas on my part. Technically it's not a puma, it's a jaguar.

Jet jaguar?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 18, 2017, 09:23:13 PM
I was expecting the post to end in a story about how you fought the puma.

You're not giving the puma's self-preservation instincts enough credit.

Also, minor linguistic faux pas on my part. Technically it's not a puma, it's a jaguar.

Jet jaguar?

As in a Jaguar with jets on its feet?

No, I think it's a regular one.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on December 19, 2017, 11:17:37 AM
yeah-war
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 22, 2017, 01:06:25 AM
There are now at least 150 geese on property at work.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 22, 2017, 07:31:47 AM
There are now at least 150 geese on property at work.
Do you suspect they are amassing an army?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 22, 2017, 02:51:44 PM
Bhu is a Druid and he's sneaky.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 23, 2017, 12:57:09 AM
There are now at least 150 geese on property at work.
Do you suspect they are amassing an army?

Honestly I expect them to go Hitchcock on us at some point.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 23, 2017, 03:24:09 PM
Ha!

Do your co-workers know  :smirk you have a real alignment conflict with going full Cat Faced Yeti Form , on the geese , on X-mas , just for them ?

 :D


**


Happy Hollandaise y'all , and Merry Christmas for y'inz that shwing that way.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 29, 2017, 01:25:28 AM
Some goddamn fool is grinding out their cigarettes in the hazardous room.  Whats in there that it bears said name you ask?  About 20 or so 50 gallon drums full of acetone and methy isobutyrol ketone.  Another 100 gallons or so of isopropanol, and a wall tank of hydrochloric acid.  And about 20 cans of 'paint' which could more accurately be called flammable lacquer.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 29, 2017, 09:43:26 AM
So you guys have a storeroom full of Death Star paint supplies?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 29, 2017, 09:54:14 AM
No leads on the jaguar just yet.

So I'm spending the whole period between now and New Year's Eve at a rented house in Montevideo. The house is goddamn gorgeous, it's basically like living in a museum. It's got TWO FUCKING PIANOS. Who needs TWO pianos? Oh, and nearly every room in it has a ton of books.

So why am I ranting about it you ask? Well it turns out that for whatever reason Montevideo sets my senses on fire. Particularly smell. On a ten-block walk to a restaurant (because my relatives wanted to dine somewhere in the old city) I identified no less than twenty-two different scents. Some of them didn't even make any sense until I realized I was downwind and the scent had been carried a whole block in my direction.

It's summer here, which means the house is coolest where there's ventilation. Unfortunately, it seems every goddamn night a bunch of assholes just HAVE to gather under the balcony to smoke pot (which is legal here, by the way) and that smell unnerves me the worst. By the way, if Montevideo is anything to go by, anyone who claims that legalizing pot brings crime rates down is a goddamn liar. Speaking to the people here, it seems that after it was declared legal, the local drug cartels decided to get proactive about "other" enterprises. You're perfectly fine if you go to certain tourist locations at the ciudad vieja, but for fuck's sake do not go out at night there unless you want to experience rape and murder firsthand. The cops just plain DISAPPEAR at night.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on December 29, 2017, 11:04:17 AM
Legalizing pot does affect crime rates positively in areas here in the US from what I've heard..  We don't have the same sort of cartel issues though.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 29, 2017, 12:54:39 PM
Legalizing pot does affect crime rates positively in areas here in the US from what I've heard..  We don't have the same sort of cartel issues though.
Well, you guys are not smack in the middle of the distribution line. In order to make enough money selling drugs there, weed can't be your sole product, that's why the more dangerous criminal organizations don't get caught over pot. So there is an environment where legitimate businessmen can compete.

Around here, though, it's basically impossible to monitor the entry of such drugs. There's way too much territory to cover, for starters. So legalizing pot here simply makes smuggling other drugs into the country that much easier. Nevermind the vast expanse of jungle-covered territory, so legalizing pot ends up having the opposite effect.

And then there's the fact that a chunk of tourists end up coming to Uruguay in order to legally smoke pot, and some come with other drugs in mind, which represents a market opportunity for the cartels.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 30, 2017, 01:20:31 AM
So you guys have a storeroom full of Death Star paint supplies?

6 of them actually.  And this is what they can do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKR1H0TeXNc

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 30, 2017, 09:02:54 AM
So you guys have a storeroom full of Death Star paint supplies?

6 of them actually.  And this is what they can do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKR1H0TeXNc

And people wonder why things go up in flames so easily in the movies.  :bigeyes
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on January 01, 2018, 12:30:44 AM
so, I 've managed to annoy Morrus again at enworld to the point of him  mentioning banning me via the autoban that spambots get because i dumped a list of links since my initial post of outing something as a fake seemed to be ignored 
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 01, 2018, 01:40:07 PM
The year isn't even 24h old yet and someone has already crawled from my past to annoy me.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 09, 2018, 11:37:24 PM
Rich 95 year old is widowed after a 69-year-long marriage and is then promptly blackmailed with false allegations less then six months later.

Doesn't it sound horrible? Probably not. But if I said it was sexual allegations against a male film star then you'd hop onto that hate bandwagon.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 10, 2018, 05:53:52 AM
Frankly I'm not all that surprised. Ol' Stan the Man used to be a fixture on Hugh Hefner's parties in the sixties. And come on, the man is old. Could just be his age catching up to him.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on January 11, 2018, 03:29:03 AM
Not Funky Flashman, say it ain't so!
I really don't think Jack Kirby would have been surprised in the slightest.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on January 11, 2018, 12:26:18 PM
WHOOOOOOSH

That was the sound of SorO's point flying overhead.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 11, 2018, 02:31:21 PM
WHOOOOOOSH

That was the sound of SorO's point flying overhead.
I got the point, I just don't think it's impossible for it to have happened.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on January 11, 2018, 05:55:17 PM
I have a zit on the inside of my nose...  FML.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on January 14, 2018, 09:36:47 PM
So they told us all week the lady on third shifts job was in limbo for some reason when they fired her in front of someone (who spilled the beans). The peeper (her rumored paramour) has been late or absent all week due to car issues (oil and coolant leaks, dead alternator etc). He's literally been charging his battery at home to get to work and vice versa, and was late tonight due to the cops being called to his house. Came in with smoking engine thursday.

Meanwhile the weekend guy for third came in early to cover shift with me. His conversation went something like this:

"I keep wishing I would die."

"And people would die. And the world would just fucking die."

"I have dreams about longing for the day when I end it with a shotgun. I'm getting really big into suicide."

"I can't seem to ever get more than 3 hours sleep a day. I'm fucking five different women when I'm not here. I'm thinking about cutting my dick off. Goddamn I hate women."

Then he went to use the restroom and disappeared for 40 minutes before coming back and decided he needed to begin smoking weed again to "even himself out".

Yesterday was snowmaggedon. 4 hours of rain, 1 hour of freezing rain, and then it snowed sideways for 10 hours. Took forever to get into car and ran into snow drift as I got to parking lot at the apartments. TRAC off light and engine light came on. Spent 6 hours on hold with AAA waiting to get wrecker to tow me out (It was stuck at the parking lot entrance). Took them another 4 hours to get to me.

Can't scan tags cause they're iced over. Can't open any doors that require me to scan a badge cause they're frozen shut. Can't open locked doors cause they're full of ice. Yet client doesn't shut down because Honda and all it's suppliers did shut down, and they're thanking god for a free day to catch up. Everyone showed up except production, you know, the people who actually make stuff. Two of them quit rather than show up.

Dashboard lights are off now (thank goodness), but drivers side tire is making funny noise. Parking spot is solid ice.

I am not going in the next two days. Or it's bee violations for everyone.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on January 16, 2018, 01:38:21 PM
My life feels pretty worthless right now.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 16, 2018, 01:50:12 PM
Sounds like the horrible weather is bumming a few people out. So, just throwing an idea out here, why don't we all build a snowfort. Nuke up some hot coco. Strip down (to share warmth of course). And play D&D.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 16, 2018, 02:28:54 PM
Sounds like the horrible weather is bumming a few people out. So, just throwing an idea out here, why don't we all build a snowfort. Nuke up some hot coco. Strip down (to share warmth of course). And play D&D.

I'll take my cocoa cold, but I'm down for some D&D.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 26, 2018, 01:30:47 PM
I haven't watched the video so there is a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny, chance I could be wrong but well here.

Quote from: https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/24/world/pope-condemns-fake-news/index.html
Rome (CNN)Pope Francis released a message condemning "fake news," saying that it's a "sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred."
The Vatican says the message is part of the Pope's World Communications Day, but some at St. Peter's Square say the Pope was probably sending a message to Donald Trump and other world leaders who have been using the phrase "fake news."
The tragic history of human sin, the Pope says in his message, is the first "fake news" and it dates back to the book of Genesis, when the "crafty serpent" lied to the woman. In present day, according to the Pope's message the fast digital world helps fuel the spread of "fake news" -- which he defines as "the spreading of disinformation on line or in the traditional media."

"Spreading fake news can serve to advance specific goals, influence political decisions and serve economic interests," the Pope said.
The Pope's message blames the difficulty in unmasking and eliminating fake news to people interacting with homogeneous news environments rather than listening to differing perspectives and opinions.
"Disinformation thus thrives on the absence of healthy confrontation with other sources of information that could effectively challenge prejudices and generate constructive dialogue; instead, it risks turning people into unwilling accomplices in spreading biased and baseless ideas," the Pope's message said.
Here is the full transcript released by the Vatican (http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2016/12/07/161207a.html) and guess how many of CNN's quotes appear in it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 05, 2018, 07:31:43 PM
I know we don't talk about media much but House of Cards will have a final season six episodes long without Kevin Spacey. So the character Claire "wins" the Underwood competition by the default of the Frank's actor being fired over unproven allegations.

I can't help but think that's just another meta narrative of the show...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on February 05, 2018, 08:10:31 PM
I know we don't talk about media much but House of Cards will have a final season six episodes long without Kevin Spacey. So the character Claire "wins" the Underwood competition by the default of the Frank's actor being fired over unproven allegations.

I can't help but think that's just another meta narrative of the show...

Even before the issues popped up, I honestly wasn't sure where they planned to go....i mean I kept expecting Karma to bring them down, but it never happened fully.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 06, 2018, 04:08:11 PM
The show would have been fine to end where it did. Let Claire's success, or failure, be up to the individual audience members spawning all sorts of stories and fan fictions.

But nope, now we have to see how Claire's presidency plays out and it's hard to imagine a good ending to it. You can't end on some kind of opening or they would have left it alone and without Spacey you can't have them truly coming back together again either (which would have been the best ending). So Claire's movement from being a screw up that creates new challenges to overcome to being her own leader & problem solver anti-hero feminist arc needs to play through. And Netflix has already shown to give into demands so she will undoubtedly get some kind of happy ending. But like every other show it'll also have to end on the note that bad guys always fail. So presumably either Claire becomes a golden role model and they blame all the corruption on Frank or they stick a little closer to her character and she loses presidency, gives up politics, makes amends with her mom, and "retires" to her ex-lover in Paris. Either way, Frank probably dies off screen from a heart attack.

And you are going to get the plot in a rushed six episode series so it'll probably have pacing problems too.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on February 13, 2018, 07:09:29 PM
Here's one for the English Teacher "F"-undamentalist type (and survivors of).

Dude is yacking loudly about a Comma. 
Great.
He wants to know if :  What are you nuts
... should have a comma between What and are
or between you and nuts.

{ he has no idea I have actual skin in this game }

I was tempted to recite Luke Skywalker's :  What are You doing here
... multiple line, at him word for word as if that was an appropriate response.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on February 14, 2018, 02:16:38 AM
What, are you nuts?
This is a statement of disbelief, followed by a question regarding someone's sanity.

What are you, nuts?
This is a question about someone's nature, specifically their sanity.

Related:

Bite me, asshole!
This is an insult.

Bite me asshole!
This is a kinky pirate.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 14, 2018, 10:51:48 AM
Spoken English is even harder than that.

"I didn't say you stole the cookie"
So what is being said here?

"I didn't say you stole the cookie"
Someone else said you did.

"I didn't say you stole the cookie"
I'm just implying it.

"I didn't say you stole the cookie"
Maybe you didn't, but I bet you know who did.

"I didn't say you stole the cookie"
Maybe you thought you had permission.

"I didn't say you stole the cookie"
You know I had a $20 bill in there yesterday...

Commas, or brief pauses in spoken language, can tweak the meaning of a sentence but at least they are supposed to be written down. Stressing a word is not and attempting to use italic/bold tags causes everyone to label you as a douche. It's a horrible double standard.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on February 14, 2018, 04:21:06 PM
 :D yeah


Bite me asshole ?!
Expressing astonishment, but with a bad Aussie accent, rendering the viewpoint suspect.

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on February 18, 2018, 08:05:35 PM
So my coworkers inexplicably continue to come out to me.  One as a furry and a bigot, and another as a former enforcer for a local drug dealer.  wtf is it about me that says to people "I can tell him shit I shouldn't say to other people."
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on February 18, 2018, 09:07:59 PM
I've had that happen to me, it's not just you.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on February 19, 2018, 05:49:38 PM
They trust  you, implicitly. 

Come closer said the spider-cat , to the fly skywalker-trainee.  Closer.


Demons Cackle
 :evillaugh

Devils check their ranking in the infernal legions
 :devil
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on February 25, 2018, 08:41:18 PM
8 US Federal Marshals and a third of the local PD showed up at work this week.  So that was fun...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on February 25, 2018, 10:29:24 PM
8 US Federal Marshals and a third of the local PD showed up at work this week.  So that was fun...

What did you do :P.......and why wasn't i invited to cause chaos.....
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on February 26, 2018, 08:56:52 PM
Rumor has it one of the temps was wanted for kidnapping and vowed he'd never be taken alive.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on February 26, 2018, 11:57:33 PM
Rumor has it one of the temps was wanted for kidnapping and vowed he'd never be taken alive.
So, a normal week then?  :D
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on February 28, 2018, 04:47:49 PM
Got food poisoning from Braum's last week on Tuesday.  Called up there and let them know.
I ordered:
5 Jr Cheeseburgers
1 Double Quarter Pounder (Cut in half)(to split with my wife)
2 Double Hot Fudge Sundaes

Now seeing as Only my wife and I ate the Double Quarter Pounder and my toddler son didn't get sick (just my wife and I) I deduced that the DQP was what made us sick.  They gave me an attitude and told me they would only do a regular QP.  So I call the 1-800 number, contact the Facebook page, and email them and after one week I have had no response.  All I wanted was a damn apology and maybe some compensation for the grief I was given.

Moral of the story:  Don't go to Braum's, they don't give a shit about their customers. :shakefist
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on March 13, 2018, 02:23:58 AM
Opioid tolerant patient came in the other night claiming chest pain / CVA / PE depending on who spoke to him. Kept requesting pain medicine, and got it, but conveniently decided we all were incompetent and he was fine when we tried transferring him to a neurologist. He ended up AMA'ing out after suckering 16mg of morphine out of the ER doctor within an hour and his wife was a total ass the entire time. After he signed the paperwork through, and was still refusing to be transferred, he kept asking for more morphine.

Was something serious going on? Who knows, I'm boiling some details down here but I suggested a nice tall vial of stfu almost an hour before the doc started talking about it and by then it was a little too late.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on March 13, 2018, 10:00:41 AM
push a little saline instead...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: phaedrusxy on March 13, 2018, 10:46:58 AM
Opioid tolerant patient came in the other night claiming chest pain / CVA / PE depending on who spoke to him. Kept requesting pain medicine, and got it, but conveniently decided we all were incompetent and he was fine when we tried transferring him to a neurologist. He ended up AMA'ing out after suckering 16mg of morphine out of the ER doctor within an hour and his wife was a total ass the entire time. After he signed the paperwork through, and was still refusing to be transferred, he kept asking for more morphine.

Was something serious going on? Who knows, I'm boiling some details down here but I suggested a nice tall vial of stfu almost an hour before the doc started talking about it and by then it was a little too late.
This is also called "A Tuesday" in ED parlance.  :P
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on March 13, 2018, 12:28:34 PM
This is also called "A Tuesday" in ED parlance.  :P
Eh we get drug seekers all the time the rant is about the doctor as well as the patient.

Patient and all staff recommendations aside. We had another 4mg drawn up, twenty in total, to give him. Between work up and the rounds of nitro before hand, if that last round was given it would have put him at a rate near 7mg every fifteen minutes exceeding hospital protocol. And we give it in a maximum of 4mg increments in the ER so the doctor was willing to try a fifth round of a drug that apparently was doing nothing. What the hell are they teaching in Medical School these days? >.>

The doctor was a total chump. I can only hope that since the patient was on Medicaid and AMA'ed out someone up the ladder will complain about the lost charges.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on March 15, 2018, 04:52:48 PM

... but I suggested a nice tall vial of stfu almost an hour before ...

 :lol sometimes best medicine, eh?

This just broke across the news:
http://www.kdrv.com/content/news/California-Tribe-Sues-Drug-Companies-for-Opioid-Epidemic-476705863.html
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on March 20, 2018, 06:04:46 PM
Dude walks into Facebook.
Dude buys data.
Dude sells/somethings's the data.
Cambridge Analytica finangles it some more.
Result = They got (stole) your Facebook data.

wtf happens here

Brit TV sting includes UkranianHookers.
And who doesn't like a Stole Your Facebook Data + Cheesecake story.
Wall Street for one.

WotC forums used Facebook for ~some of their forum handling.
I'm curious if they know yet, what happened to "their" (+"our") stuff.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on March 27, 2018, 02:21:10 AM
Nevermind Skynet, Uber is already in the business of building AI-controlled machines to kill us. (http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/19/technology/uber-autonomous-car-fatal-crash/index.html)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on March 28, 2018, 03:27:57 AM
No sooner do I finish my extracurricular projects for my online job and announce my return to homebrew, and the workplace grows a spine and fires the peeper...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Libertad on March 31, 2018, 07:31:14 PM
When a cool anarchist YouTuber you used to watch slowly turns into a tankie.

When the forces of nature continually conspire to to run aground your weekend tabletop games.

When you try getting into Twitter but are too afraid to make a hashtag for any political topic at risk of drawing the attention of crazies.

When that "Book of Erotic Fantasy for Pathfinder" KickStarter you backed delivers its PDF but has really unsexy art.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on April 15, 2018, 10:18:16 PM
I'm drowning in mortgage red tape and misinformation.

Breakdown: My brother and I are on SSI. My sister is not. We need to move as soon as we can due to the senior members of our family becoming violent with old age and the local police/social services refusing to do anything because they are still sane enough to hide their behaviour around the authorities.

We found an amazing house at an equally amazing price, but it's STILL too high for our Debt:Income ratio. We'd need to make around $2500 combined to meet it, and would need to put together around 10k for closing costs and other bullshit. Meanwhile, SSI forbids us from having more than $2000 saved. There are exceptions, and I'm going to be talking to them tomorrow, but the mountains of red tape keep growing.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on April 15, 2018, 10:19:35 PM
I'm drowning in mortgage red tape and misinformation.

Breakdown: My brother and I are on SSI. My sister is not. We need to move as soon as we can due to the senior members of our family becoming violent with old age and the local police/social services refusing to do anything because they are still sane enough to hide their behaviour around the authorities.

We found an amazing house at an equally amazing price, but it's STILL too high for our Debt:Income ratio. We'd need to make around $2500 combined to meet it, and would need to put together around 10k for closing costs and other bullshit. Meanwhile, SSI forbids us from having more than $2000 saved. There are exceptions, and I'm going to be talking to them tomorrow, but the mountains of red tape keep growing.

I hope everything works out!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on April 19, 2018, 02:05:03 AM
I hope everything works out!

NOPE. Mortgage lender is telling me that expected rental income doesn't qualify as income for Debt:income ratio, despite just being told otherwise by an underwriter. Without that, I would have to put everyone on the mortgage directly, which would require them to all have great credit (most of them have no credit at all, meaning below average when it comes to lenders)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on April 19, 2018, 05:29:35 PM
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on April 19, 2018, 09:26:40 PM
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".

Well shit.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on April 20, 2018, 05:25:26 AM
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".

Well shit.

THE HITS KEEP COMING. My sister's primary income source (her art) just went up in flames...

...and by flames I mean her coffeemaker exploded and coated her room in boiling water, which dripped into her computer and fried it. I'm going to be up all night tonight doing data recovery to see if we can salvage anything at all.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on April 29, 2018, 12:42:14 AM
Mass hugs!!  :hug :hug :hug :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on April 29, 2018, 01:33:22 PM
Hugs  :hug

Life ain't fair.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on May 06, 2018, 12:33:51 AM
One of my coworkers is the biggest fucking idiot on the planet.  We all have our own cell phones, and the no cell phone rule is not enforced.  Why then would you use the work phones to look at bbw and faux incest videos on pornhub?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on May 09, 2018, 02:31:23 AM
And yet another guy quit.  60 hour weeks in my future.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on May 09, 2018, 12:06:55 PM
And yet another guy quit.  60 hour weeks in my future.

At least the job doesn't seem to be killing you? That was a worry for awhile.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on May 10, 2018, 01:05:21 AM
I have an interview monday, with luck it goes well and I'm out.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on May 10, 2018, 02:36:19 AM
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".

Well shit.

THE HITS KEEP COMING. My sister's primary income source (her art) just went up in flames...

...and by flames I mean her coffeemaker exploded and coated her room in boiling water, which dripped into her computer and fried it. I'm going to be up all night tonight doing data recovery to see if we can salvage anything at all.

I know this is a bit late, but if your work depends on your computer, for Vecna's sake make frequent backups. External drives, online clouds, both is even better, then now and then make backups of your backups. It's a bit of an hassle, but you'll be glad you did it when something goes wrong.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on May 10, 2018, 01:09:59 PM
the fortune 500 company i work for has a pretty decent (7/10) computer policy. this includes regular updates.... which just bricked a ton of our computers :p
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on May 10, 2018, 03:48:46 PM
JUST GOT WORSE. Today the home is listed as "Sale Pending".

Well shit.

THE HITS KEEP COMING. My sister's primary income source (her art) just went up in flames...

...and by flames I mean her coffeemaker exploded and coated her room in boiling water, which dripped into her computer and fried it. I'm going to be up all night tonight doing data recovery to see if we can salvage anything at all.

I know this is a bit late, but if your work depends on your computer, for Vecna's sake make frequent backups. External drives, online clouds, both is even better, then now and then make backups of your backups. It's a bit of an hassle, but you'll be glad you did it when something goes wrong.

My backup setup:

Working folder is a dropbox, so constant online backups.
Daily backup to internal secondary drive.
Weekly backup to external drive.
Monthly backup to second external drive.

Her backup setup:
She tends to use Facebook messenger to send finished work so her phone has all her portfolio work. In progress work? Hosed.

This time around I'm setting up backups for her -_-
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on May 10, 2018, 08:27:29 PM
Depending on how much stuff she has, mega.nz is free and has an application to sync like dropbox.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on May 10, 2018, 08:27:40 PM
I have an interview monday, with luck it goes well and I'm out.

Good luck!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on May 12, 2018, 01:45:50 AM
the fortune 500 company i work for has a pretty decent (7/10) computer policy. this includes regular updates.... which just bricked a ton of our computers :p
:lol  So, I take it they don't back-up before updating, then?   :love system roll back.
I used to run daily back-ups at work.  Not really a hassle, since it was all automagical.  And made a weekly back-up off site, just in case of sharknados.  And intermittent back-up to CD/DVD archive.  If you make money off your Com Pewter, get an automagic back up system! 
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on May 12, 2018, 12:06:32 PM
Most companies don't back up computers before updating, we just trust updates to work properly.

Also, most companies don't back up workstations.  That's what server file shares are for!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on May 12, 2018, 12:42:59 PM
we have a file server to keep our goodies safe... roving profiles and such mean that the pc is not very important... just a hassle till its fixed... :D
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on June 01, 2018, 11:44:37 PM
My new roommate is stealing from me.  I've been noticing small items going missing for the last few weeks - flashlights, nail clippers, that kind of thing.  Came home from work today and found that someone had gone through my desk and dresser drawers.  He even bent my metal sculpture.

But the real crux is he took half my coin bank, including a couple hundred bucks cash I had tucked away in there for emergencies. 
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on June 02, 2018, 04:25:54 PM
College roommate or generic apartment roommate?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on June 03, 2018, 02:38:38 AM
College roommate or generic apartment roommate?

Generic apartment.  As I took a more careful inventory, I also noticed my 3DS and a couple games were missing.

I confronted him about it last night, and he said he had a couple friends over while I was gone overnight the night before, and one of them was the likely culprit.  He claims to have talked to him today, and recovered my 3DS (but not the games), the flashlight, and a package that I thought had been misdelivered.  Notably did not recover any of the cash.

I can't decide if I believe that his friend was the one stealing, or if he's wholly fictional.  Kind of leaning towards the latter - or at least if the friend does exist, my roommate knew and did nothing.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Skyrock on June 03, 2018, 04:36:37 PM
Could also just be someone with a lousy taste in crooked friends.

Do you have a separate room where you could lock up your possessions?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on June 03, 2018, 04:58:06 PM
Could also just be someone with a lousy taste in crooked friends.

Do you have a separate room where you could lock up your possessions?

Kind of.  I have a separate room, but the door doesn't have a lock on it.  Nearby hardware stores don't have one in stock that matches the rest of the doors in the house, so I ordered one online.  Should be here by Tuesday (assuming that package doesn't go mysteriously missing as well @.@)

The reason I'm suspicious of the reality of the friend is because of the missing package, actually.  According to the tracking information it was delivered at noon on Friday, and he claims his friends all went home Thursday night. 
Plus the whole way he acted about the package is kind of off.  I had ordered a hard drive off newegg, and was willing to believe that someone had just grabbed it off the porch - Newegg is notorious for putting their name all over their boxes, and people know newegg = computer parts = valuable.  But he insisted on "looking in to it" to "make it up to me" for bringing a thief in to the house.  I sent him a link to the product, and he said he'd talk to a different friend who "knows about computers" who might have something similar he'd be willing to part with.  And wouldn't you know it, his friend has the exact model number that I lost, new in box. 

I can't decide if I want to press the issue with him, or play along that it's his friend doing it and just be glad that at least some of my stuff is back.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on June 03, 2018, 06:36:03 PM
Things like that are why I don't live with people that I don't fully trust.  (Luckily I can afford to stick with that.)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on June 03, 2018, 06:58:43 PM
Boss is supposedly mocking me for being a disabled worker now.  She invited her uncouth redneck friend to take a job on post, and said 'friend' is spilling all her secrets including that she "thinks with her pussy instead of her brain".  I have the feeling this will end in fire.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on June 03, 2018, 07:45:12 PM
My new minimum wage job has a company policy that prevents sitting at ANY point during a shift, via a loophole that goes as follows:

"In addition to normal duties, all employees are to actively search for areas that can be cleaned whenever they would otherwise be idle"

Half of the goddamn staff walks with canes. They took away the folding chair yesterday.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Skyrock on June 06, 2018, 10:03:43 AM
IANAL, but I am pretty sure that violates ADA/OSHA if you have anything in writing from a doctor about your inability to stand for too long. There is an ADA info-line that might be helpful to find out: https://www.ada.gov/infoline.htm
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on June 06, 2018, 01:49:19 PM
So back am i

With my grip on depression waning away...

So from the time i was gone until now i tried and failed to kill myself, again, by missing the braquial artery

So there was a lot of blood not enough blood to make me keel over

then i got better

i got better and i got a girlfriend

and i thought yeay


yeah

but no

Shit completely out of my control keeps fucking my relationship

so i noped out of every social media

but still shit happens

and i can't deal

so now i am on 20mg Zolpidem (snorted), With some happy fun times prepared for when the effects really kick in full force
maybe mix it in with some Trazodone
And even some amazing Desvenflaxacine

Yeah i'm going to abuse every prescription drug currently available in the house
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on June 08, 2018, 08:58:58 AM
just for the record... that is a terrible plan..

if your gonna be unstable, do it at a hospital.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on June 08, 2018, 03:32:04 PM
Brujon I hope you're alive.

Get Help.
Please !

You have a daughter right?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on June 09, 2018, 11:19:55 PM
Yeah i'm alive... I ended up doing almost 40mg, i blacked out and i was conscious for about 40 minutes - barely - sending all sorts of messed up messages to my girlfriend and friends. Apparently i was seeing spiders on the floor and crawling up on me. Seems fun...

In fact, i don't even remember posting this.

I'm actually glad i don't remember, from what everyone seems to say on the interwebz, hypnotics don't give out some of the best trips, they're almost always nightmarish and fucked up in nature.


Anyway... I ended up patching things up with girlfriend... I am currently seeing a therapist, but i'm still not really 100%. I am taking meds as well. They don't help as much as they should... I'm not doing drugs all the time, but i'm doing them often enough that it seems to be becoming a bit of an issue, sometimes...

From my end of things

What it seems like is... Everything i do ends up being sabotaged by something i have absolutely no control over. It's like i can't be happy, because there's this constant stream of shit being shot at random and at high velocities in my path, and i have to keep dodging all the shit but invariably some of the shit will hit me, and sometimes it's just so much shit that i can't seem to be able to see anything but shit in my path.

Having a girlfriend and being in good terms with her is something that helps a lot... But i feel like i'm leaning way too much into this relationship. I keep having this recurring thought that if it doesn't work now then it won't work ever, with anyone, and that's way too much to take on.

I just feel so fucked up right now...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on June 10, 2018, 05:32:12 PM
the sabotage bit is not completely of mark, but its probably not intentional... just everyone else surviving
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on June 11, 2018, 10:53:34 PM
hugs for brujon  :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on June 12, 2018, 04:42:45 PM
Right ... hugs for brujon   :hug


And you survived your bender = always a good sign.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on June 12, 2018, 07:55:48 PM
Hang in there, things will get better. :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on July 21, 2018, 07:24:47 PM
parts of my feet are now black.  apparently i've injured them without realizing it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on July 21, 2018, 08:51:07 PM
parts of my feet are now black.  apparently i've injured them without realizing it.

... That could be very bad. 
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on July 21, 2018, 09:15:59 PM
so far as they can tell its just bruising.  they did bloodwork, chest and feet x-rays and an ekg and al came back ok
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on July 21, 2018, 10:57:26 PM
Good to hear it just seems nastier than it is.

My father once stepped in a nail deep enough go through his shoe and inside his foot.
He didn't notice anything and kept playing in the basketaball game he was in.
Only realized he had a nail stuck to his foot when he arrived home and went to take off the shoe and saw all the blood.

So yeah it's quite possible to get a nasty foot injury and don't notice anything for quite a while.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 22, 2018, 11:20:37 AM
I was barred from participating in a public medieval-themed event because of that shit where I got kicked out of a LARP a year ago.

In a public Facebook post, I was called out for "agressive behavior during swordplay" and "behaving inappropriately towards women".

Someone is SO getting sued.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on July 23, 2018, 04:37:24 PM
so far as they can tell its just bruising.  they did bloodwork, chest and feet x-rays and an ekg and al came back ok

Ouch. Hope it passes.

... or ... could be an omen for your next batch of homebrew (Blackfeet are a thing).
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on July 23, 2018, 07:47:54 PM
So I go into docs for follow up and get asked if I'm on antibiotics and I say "No, why?"

"Attending ER physician suggests your right foot has gangrene.  Let me see it."

*checks foot*

"This is not infected.  Your chest x-ray is still unavailable did they mention it?"

"No."

"I'll be... chatting with them tomorrow and then I'll give you a call.  You seem bruised but otherwise ok."
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on July 23, 2018, 09:24:58 PM
On the upside it sounds like your doctor remembers you and gives a shit which is more than I can say for most of the ones I've had.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on July 29, 2018, 08:00:07 PM
So...

3rd informed me that not only did the bosses friend file charges of harassment, but the boss left them on her desk for everyone to read.  Which they did.  And they solicited my coworkers to file statements about me.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on July 30, 2018, 01:09:43 AM
So...

3rd informed me that not only did the bosses friend file charges of harassment, but the boss left them on her desk for everyone to read.  Which they did.  And they solicited my coworkers to file statements about me.

Well that's illegal.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on July 30, 2018, 06:25:37 AM
So...

3rd informed me that not only did the bosses friend file charges of harassment, but the boss left them on her desk for everyone to read.  Which they did.  And they solicited my coworkers to file statements about me.
TIL Bhu is a guy.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on July 30, 2018, 08:56:20 PM
So...

3rd informed me that not only did the bosses friend file charges of harassment, but the boss left them on her desk for everyone to read.  Which they did.  And they solicited my coworkers to file statements about me.

Well that's illegal.


Chatted with bosses boss about it today.  She advised me in future as far as bosses friend goes to document her and approach boss to cover myself, and then approach her when boss does nothing.

hen she called back 20 minutes later.  Asked if Id farted in post on Friday.  This segued into a bunch of other stuff and we were on phone for an hour before she asked if I was home or working.  Told her I was home and had extensive notes, call anytime.  She seemed a bit more pissed this time around so I know she confronted boss.

I expect tomorrow to be fun.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on July 31, 2018, 05:27:41 PM
So...

3rd informed me that not only did the bosses friend file charges of harassment, but the boss left them on her desk for everyone to read.  Which they did.  And they solicited my coworkers to file statements about me.

Well that's illegal.


Chatted with bosses boss about it today.  She advised me in future as far as bosses friend goes to document her and approach boss to cover myself, and then approach her when boss does nothing.

hen she called back 20 minutes later.  Asked if Id farted in post on Friday.  This segued into a bunch of other stuff and we were on phone for an hour before she asked if I was home or working.  Told her I was home and had extensive notes, call anytime.  She seemed a bit more pissed this time around so I know she confronted boss.

I expect tomorrow to be fun.

Good luck!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on July 31, 2018, 06:14:57 PM
That all totally blows chunks  :p



I "finished" changing my oil ... after too many stabs at it.
Turns out what I was doing wrong was too long to detail.
The emission controls that replaced the old PCV valve, were
creating a vacuum that required an impact wrench to loosen.
And rebooting the software.  Which wasn't in :
the owners manual , the Chiltons manual , or the shop manual.
It was buried in a tsb, buried in a pdf, buried in the shop web site.
etc
 :banghead
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 01, 2018, 12:17:56 AM
The Heron is growing rapidly, Before long he'll be big enough to poop like a man.

I get to work and see a blank statement form with my name and no one has any idea what it is, though one officer is kind enough to say he's prolly suing the company because his shift partner is an overt racist. I call bosses boss and she says she has no idea, so I call the boss. She says "You involved my boss so I need a statement for her." K_ refuses to speak or listen to me. She also refuses to switch places so I have to call boss and document it because I need to leave post to avoid urinating myself. My bosses boss calls to speak to K_, who suddenly reappears:

"It's for you."

"Who is it?'

"Bosses boss."

"Whats she want?"

"Dunno."

You fucking liar!"

This bodes well for the rest of the day. They have aa short conversation, and suddenly shes willing to switch and I tell her I already left, and not to worry boss and her boss know. She says "You tell (bosses boss) a lot of fucking shit don't you?" and storms out. I then get a call telling me we're no longer on fire watch (no one told me we were on one). I call bosses boss and explain things are not well adn she says "You know what? Go ahead and send that statement. And do one for today too." While I'm gone K_ abandons post twice to fetch client vehicles, which could have been avoided had she called me. 3 employees who arent present log out and end shift. Someone used the phone to watch Jackass 3.

A light switch upstairs blows when i click it, and due to inventory the doors I lock for access control get unlocked by client. I try to explain these things to K_, but she won't look at or speak to me, and storms off again. I needed to tell her to lock doors for her round. She returns and goes right to her car to smoke. Eventually I get to lock doors and return to "So you basically fucking lied on a company document?" I try to explain I tried to tell her earller and she yells over me "I ain't your fuckin' boss, I don't need to hear or speak to you!" She then storms out again and refuses to return till shift change or acknowledge my existence. For which I am truly thankful.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on August 01, 2018, 01:27:42 AM
Sounds dreamy! 

I had a violent sneezing fit on Saturday.  Wrenched the hell out of my neck and back.  Bad enough to have more trouble sleeping than usual.  Still hurts like a Mothra-fracker. 

From sneezing.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on August 01, 2018, 05:46:35 PM

The Heron is growing rapidly, Before long he'll be big enough to poop like a man ... <snip>

Ouch.
And ouch.


I had a violent sneezing fit on Saturday.  Wrenched the hell out of my neck and back.  Bad enough to have more trouble sleeping than usual.  Still hurts like a Mothra-fracker. 

From sneezing.

Ouch.
You're in good company :  Billy Crystal (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/billy-crystal-sneeze-injury-jimmy-kimmel-live-1022034) , Me , and Sammy Sosa (http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=1804239) who was on 'Roids at 235 at the time (106 kg + all time homerun hitter).
Get well soon.
Chiropractic might help.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 05, 2018, 09:44:42 PM
HR visited, apparently there's a massive clusterfuck on 1st to deal with.  We've all been told essentially 'stfu and get along or we'll start writing you all up till you're fired'.  Boss created new rumor by replacing the pass on book with on from another security company.

Or we've been bought out.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on August 06, 2018, 09:47:31 PM
The dress code up at work is changing again.  I work at a veteran's center in the dietary department and for some reason the administration has had the idea that dietary needs to wear solid black scrubs (we used to wear navy blue shirts and jeans/pants).  My problems with this is the veterans I am helping take care of are of the generation where wearing solid black was associated with going to a funeral (some of them come to our facility and get better... I don't think I need to finish that statement) and a lot of these veterans are Vietnam vets and black was the color the Viet Cong wore.  Another thing is I have to buy these scrubs with my own money, to which administration says that nursing buys their own uniforms too (they get paid 3 or more dollars an hour than dietary does, so they can afford it).
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 08, 2018, 12:42:40 AM
you have to buy your own uniforms?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on August 08, 2018, 09:30:57 AM
you have to buy your own uniforms?
Yes and scrubs aren't cheap.  Just for one set cost me $26, and I plan on buying them one set per payday, otherwise it's going to really hurt financially.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 10, 2018, 04:32:21 PM
My computer has been crashing at random for over a year now. No errors logged besides sudden power loss, and it restarts on its own afterwards. I've already replaced the power supply and did a full wipe in case it was a software issue (which it shouldn't have been since there were no errors logged, but why not, it was due for a cleanup).

I don't have the money for this shit, and this computer is where I make said money. I'm racing an invisible countdown before this thing just plain dies, and the cheapest computer repair place wants $200 to even diagnose it (which I guarantee they won't find an issue during, since it has no errors and happens at random)

My only clue so far is that the power loss seems to happen more often when I'm playing games, although that could just be my own perception because time passes faster while gaming.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 10, 2018, 07:15:28 PM
Do those games crash at random to desktop, is it a bluescreen, or what?

I've been having a similar problem, always games, pretty much every time they're Steam-installed. I've had no issues with (most) pirated games, anything on GOG.com, or Japanese RPG Maker style games...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 10, 2018, 07:38:59 PM
I'm a computer guy and can remotely diagnose things with the magic of the internet if need be.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 10, 2018, 09:09:55 PM
My computer has been crashing at random for over a year now. No errors logged besides sudden power loss, and it restarts on its own afterwards. I've already replaced the power supply and did a full wipe in case it was a software issue (which it shouldn't have been since there were no errors logged, but why not, it was due for a cleanup).

My only clue so far is that the power loss seems to happen more often when I'm playing games, although that could just be my own perception because time passes faster while gaming.
Sounds like a heat issue honestly.

Power it down for a few hours then crack it open and wipe all the dust away. Pay special attention to the fans and any intended open areas, consider moving it if needed but don't leave the case open thinking it'll help since some cases are designed to create wind tunnels. You may need to replace a fan, not because it don't spin, but because it doesn't spin fast enough.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 11, 2018, 10:39:38 AM
I'm a computer guy and can remotely diagnose things with the magic of the internet if need be.

What can I do for you in exchange for such a huge favor?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 11, 2018, 12:11:23 PM
I'm a computer guy and can remotely diagnose things with the magic of the internet if need be.

What can I do for you in exchange for such a huge favor?

Schedule a day and time with me.  Discord would probably be easiest, but you can also just PM me.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 11, 2018, 01:53:36 PM
I am pretty sure it's a power issue. I'm in a shed, where the air conditioner turning up to compensate for heat outside is enough to make the lights flicker.

Heat makes it worse, since the AC and the PC have fans at full blast. It was doing this after a full internal cleaning, so that's out. I'm unfortunately not nimble enough to extract the PC from its location and clean it again right now, as it's approximately twice the size of a traditional PC tower.

Turning my game settings down to potato mode reduces the crashing, so I suspect the GPU running on full definitely exacerbates the issue (lending credence to the power being the problem) there's nothing in the windows event viewer beyond unexpected power loss, and no extreme temps being shown in SpeedFan.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 11, 2018, 09:37:49 PM
I am pretty sure it's a power issue.
If so your lights should dim right before the computer kicks off, which then in all likelihood come back to full strength after your computer is no longer draining the power.

Your solution for that is an Uninterrupted Power Supply (ups). They range from 20usd for around 120 joules to a couple thousand. Through you can redneck one using an old car battery, charger, and converter. When power fails for a bit it's not a big issue since your computer runs off a neary evercharging battery.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 11, 2018, 10:22:23 PM
A UPS definitely sounds like the way to go.  I would recommend against rednecking one, computers are finicky about their power.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 12, 2018, 04:04:35 PM
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 13, 2018, 05:49:15 PM
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.
Please tell me you did not discover this when his pants were down...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: phaedrusxy on August 13, 2018, 11:08:52 PM
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.
Please tell me you did not discover this when his pants were down...
Or anyone else's pants were down, for that matter...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on August 14, 2018, 01:53:04 AM
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.
Please tell me you did not discover this when his pants were down...
Or anyone else's pants were down, for that matter...
Or while anyone's pants were somewhere besides firmly secured to their waist, using the waistband.  I wouldn't put it past some people to just put pants on their head and go to town.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 16, 2018, 09:51:15 PM
I was once again reminded today of how much I depend on those around me to maintain my mental health. One of my best friends got a boyfriend yesterday, which means we will be spending a lot less time together, and that time will be decidedly less...intimate.

On one hand, I'm happy for her because she really needs someone new in her life.  :clap
On the other hand, this is devastating for my mental health upkeep, as she's been a sort of anchor for me lately.  :bigeyes

Gotta put those big boy pants on and deal with my own shit again.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 31, 2018, 08:17:44 PM
I wouldn't put it past some people to just put pants on their head and go to town.
If you don't have something long to stroke that's kind of how you can do it...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on September 07, 2018, 03:02:39 PM
Went to format my new SSD and accidentally formatted my main hard drive instead.  The main things I want to get back are all my bookmarks (easily over 1,000 by now...) and also Factorio saves and I see there are ways of getting data back if it hasn't been overwritten but it costs a wee bit of money even for a regular DIY program.  Bleh

But I did get the SSD split up into a couple drives so one has my OS and the other has whatever stuff I want to be speedy.  Made one hell of a difference in Path of Exile load times, that's for sure.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on September 08, 2018, 10:21:38 AM
Testdisk is free and works well
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 19, 2018, 12:42:59 AM
Boss just called yesterday and asked me two work 10 to 10 the next two days. Apparently K_ walked out and is refusing to answer her phone. 

So 9 am I get a call and am told I dont need t come in early. K_ is there when I arrive. Apparently she said "fuck it, I quit" at 8 am yesterday, and showed back up to work today after changing her mind. And the boss let her. I notice K_s hours are posted, and she's listed as Open on the schedule after today, meaning she's done. So naturally I ask if she's quit. She points at schedule and says "I had to go home sick and this is what she (boss) does to me. I go for first route and ask boss if she still needs me tomorrow and she says we'll see. Apparently K_ has now changed her mind again adn given two weeks notice.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 19, 2018, 11:45:06 PM
*inhaels*

So I got the call at 8 am. K_'s shift partner called an hour before work saying he was too drunk to come in. Supposedly he has been written up, which will make tomorrow interesting. K_ is at doctors appointment filling out papers for her workers comp suit when I arrive. I am told HR will be calling her today or tomorrow to tell her she is on double super probation, and is fiired if she makes even the tiniest infraction. They didn't call today, which means more joy fo tomorrow. Right after I arrive an ambulance is on scene. K_ comes back and announces she's done doing routes so to take my time. While I'm in receiving there's an old man (truck driver) asking to see someone. I find him a tow motor driver, and when I come back it looks as though someone has stabbed him in the right arm with an ice pick. There is blood literally running down his arm onto the floor. I point this out to him and his response is "Oh! Okay, thank you." And then he goes back to chatting to the tow motor driver.

I also learned the Orkin man visits often enough he has his own badge...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on September 20, 2018, 12:49:42 AM
Poor poor Bhu.

Any luck training the wildlife to keep these people in line?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 20, 2018, 01:20:03 AM
Poor poor Bhu.

Any luck training the wildlife to keep these people in line?

don't i wish
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: phaedrusxy on September 20, 2018, 07:12:59 PM
I also learned the Orkin man visits often enough he has his own badge...
This is very emblematic of your workplace, I think...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 21, 2018, 12:45:46 PM
Right after I arrive an ambulance is on scene. ... There is blood literally running down his arm onto the floor. I point this out to him and his response is "Oh! Okay, thank you." And then he goes back to chatting to the tow motor driver.
Well maybe he had already been seen by the crew but he was just too busy for them too?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on September 23, 2018, 01:21:24 PM
Poor poor Bhu.

Any luck training the wildlife to keep these people in line?

don't i wish
If the Ork kin Man visited less, you'd have all the cock-roaches you'd ever need!  Maybe some trained antz.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 24, 2018, 08:51:01 PM
Right after I arrive an ambulance is on scene. ... There is blood literally running down his arm onto the floor. I point this out to him and his response is "Oh! Okay, thank you." And then he goes back to chatting to the tow motor driver.
Well maybe he had already been seen by the crew but he was just too busy for them too?

My bad, my writing was poor.  The ambulance was gone already.  This guy seemed ok when I met him and 2 minutes later he's bleeding like hell.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 28, 2018, 02:50:19 AM
So I go In and K_ and boss are huddled in office pissed off and signing paperwork. I assume K_ is in trouble, or hatching a plot aginst me (I just recently ogt a call from my bosses boss asking me to write a statement about the boos and K_). We're missing a set of keys and K_ freaks out on me when I ask boss if she knows where the are. K_ loses her shit and says I only need one set to do rounds "SO GO! JUST FUCKING GO!!"

I leave for perimeter and when I pass by she has the gates up (a no no ) and is facing directly away from the entrance looking down at her phone. When I return to giver her a bathroom break she screams "I SAW YOU!! I SAW YOU DRIVE BY CONTINUOUSLY!! I ALREADY WENT!" I quietly mention that was not possible given the way she was looking and she screams "I SAW YOOOUU!"

So I finish round and when I come back she leaves before I can even get out of the car. When I get inside she's turned the heater on full blast. When she returns she refuses to enter the post till I leave, screams at me, and slams the door behind me. So I go on next round. Midway into it I start getting chest pains. When I pop inside I nearly black out and the clients employees call ambulance. I take no chances due to my medical conditions so I go to hospital. Tests seem well but cardiologist doesnt return till tuesday. So they let me come home, and I return at work to retrive my vehicle (I'm written off till monday). When I get backk R_ meets me outside telling me K_ is enraged but almost ecstatic this has happened and tells him "I dont wish anything bad on him, tee hee, but he nearly cost boss her job and he'll throw you under the bus too cause I wont be there to protect you. I texted boss earlier and called her after, no return from her. Somehow her boss finds out and calls me to ask wtf is going on at 10 pm r so. So I tell her in great detail and she assures me K_ would be fired if she wasn't quitting tomorrow, and to call her immediately if boss does anything to me and she will take care of it immediately.

So now I just have to hope there are no heart issues.


Eerily the guy who called an ambulance for me ended up in the next room with torn rotator cuff.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on September 28, 2018, 10:36:11 AM
Glad to see (since i've been gone) nothing's changed for you, bhu.  :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 28, 2018, 12:34:03 PM
Bhu, that shit you go through at work is seriously Arkham Asylum material.  :twitch
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 29, 2018, 03:13:59 AM
Long time no see wot!!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on September 29, 2018, 11:16:24 AM
Long time no see wot!!
:cheers
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 29, 2018, 01:15:13 PM
I just love it when comedic comic writers take the time to deviate into their personal SJW agendas using their website to pose as the single authority while claiming their falsified attributions and equivalencies can be glossed over "for the sake of being funny".  :rolleyes
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on September 29, 2018, 02:27:29 PM
this is just now getting to you?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 17, 2018, 12:29:55 AM
Apparently on the 10th Nintendo released Legend of Zelda SP for their online subscription content.

This rom-hack of the old NES game starts you out with six hearts, the white sword, magical shield, blue ring, power bracelet, 8 bombs, arrow access, blue candle, meat, one red potion, 9 keys, and 255 rupees. Hearts also apparently drop more frequently and all beneficial caves are automatically uncovered for you. The guy in the cave, and the meme it's dangerous to go alone, are gone. The game also comes with full maps and general tips according to it's icon. Needless to say it's already earned the nickname The Legend of Zelda: Living the life of luxury!

Personally, I think they should have just called it The Legend of Zelda: Millennial's Expectations.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 17, 2018, 11:06:38 AM
I just have to say, you do know that any adult under 40 is a millenial don't you?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on October 17, 2018, 01:54:04 PM
I just have to say, you do know that any adult under 40 is a millenial don't you?


damn millennials  :shakefist
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 17, 2018, 03:35:39 PM
I just have to say, you do know that any adult under 40 is a millenial don't you?

Fuck that, I was born in the eighties thankyouverymuch.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on October 17, 2018, 03:42:41 PM
I just have to say, you do know that any adult under 40 is a millenial don't you?

Fuck that, I was born in the eighties thankyouverymuch.
millennial.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 17, 2018, 04:39:00 PM
I just have to say, you do know that any adult under 40 is a millenial don't you?

Fuck that, I was born in the eighties thankyouverymuch.
millennial.

Yep.

Any adult born after 1980 is a millenial because we came of age around the turn of the millennium. That's where the term came from.

Edit: A minority of researchers start in the mid 70's.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Skyrock on October 17, 2018, 05:12:34 PM
Blame all those clickbait writers using "millennial" to sound smarter when they actually just mean "kids these days".
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 17, 2018, 07:06:21 PM
I always figured "millennial" was just a term for anybody who was born in or very close to the 2000's.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 17, 2018, 07:41:00 PM
I always figured "millennial" was just a term for anybody who was born in or very close to the 2000's.

From a generational perspective being born in the 1980's is close to the 2000's.

Millenial is the generation that came after Gen X.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 17, 2018, 08:21:23 PM
I just have to say, you do know that any adult under 40 is a millenial don't you?
This may come as a bit of a shocker to you, but you have no idea what you're talking about.

Pew Research Center, which has a bit more authority than most, submitted an article on why they think a birth range of 1981~1996 (or in 2018, ages 22~37) are "millenials". And it's basically based on being 5~20 years old during the 9/11 attacks, which a lot of other groups base their deals on as well, rather than say for example growing up during the aftermath of the 1982 recession or remembering life during the Cold War or the AIDS epidemic. And I'm sure that isn't any sort of biaist choice in events by 25 year old annalists at all.  :rolleyes

Generation X, popularized by MTV and Pepsi, covers the mid-1960s to early 1980s and Harvard defines it as 1965~1984. While Generation Z covers the mid-1990s to mid-2000. Generation Y, aka the "millenials", should follow suit and cover a 20 year age group of 1985~2005, which really would have put 9/11 as a highlight of their life. But we don't actually have that. Instead 8 year olds on social media to college seniors are simply lumped into the "millenial" category along with middle aged adults. Which for example, is why you think every "adult" (16? 18? 21?) under the age of 40 counts even through we're talking about three generations here.

I base my scale on something a little different; The social mentality. Like Gen X was known to be a bunch of cynical latchkey children with no goal or aim in life but in midlife they have a happy work/life balance while being some of the hardest workers in the US since WWII. While Gen Y is mostly known for growing up with interpersonal communications, freebie rewards, the sudden increase in narcissism leading to SJW crusades and refusing to take the blame for anything. And their only current life accomplishment is the legalization of the psychogenic drugs they use to make them selves feel better.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 17, 2018, 09:21:10 PM
So I generalized and said adults under 40 instead of adults roughly 22-37.  Whoopdeedoo, generalization is the name of the game when there isn't a current accepted standard.  Saying that something "should" be a specific thing doesn't actually mean anything in terms of identifiation.  When I use the word adult I mean from a legal perspective, I have no idea why you would throw the age of 16 out there.  Also nobody in this thread is lumping middle-aged adults in the millennial category.

We both know that I don't care about your personal scale.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 17, 2018, 10:50:51 PM
Guys, guys, guys.

Let's just agree teenagers are terrible people.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 17, 2018, 11:00:17 PM
Guys, guys, guys.

Let's just agree teenagers are terrible people.

Can't agree, I know some decent teenagers.   :P
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on October 17, 2018, 11:16:55 PM
Guys, guys, guys.

Let's just agree teenagers are terrible people.

Can't agree, I know some decent teenagers.   :P

Yeah, I also crossed paths with some teenagers that were some of the nicest people I've met in my life.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on October 17, 2018, 11:36:38 PM
Like Gen X was known to be a bunch of cynical latchkey children with no goal or aim in life but in midlife they have a happy work/life balance while being some of the hardest workers in the US since WWII.

being a latchkey was nice.... and no cameras for evidence...

Guys, guys, guys.

Let's just agree teenagers are terrible people.


not true true, but truethy enough.


also, i dont recall who on here is how old exactly... but when this journey started, there was a lot of damn kids on here... :D
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 18, 2018, 12:32:58 AM
That's sure as hell the truth.

I don't remember when exactly I started seriously posting over on 339 but the archived bg boards has posts from 10 years ago (with minimal digging) which would have put me in my early 20's. I could very well have started being a part of this community as a teenager.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on October 18, 2018, 01:05:45 AM
Like Gen X was known to be a bunch of cynical latchkey children with no goal or aim in life but in midlife they have a happy work/life balance while being some of the hardest workers in the US since WWII.

being a latchkey was nice.... and no cameras for evidence...

Guys, guys, guys.

Let's just agree teenagers are terrible people.


not true true, but truethy enough.


also, i dont recall who on here is how old exactly... but when this journey started, there was a lot of damn kids on here... :D




then i stumbled on to this in my facebook Memories feed

https://gizmodo.com/5851062/generation-x-is-sick-of-your-bullshit
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 18, 2018, 06:41:21 AM
I have no idea why you would throw the age of 16 out there.
Via emancipation most 16 year olds can legally considered adults. This can go as low as 14 if you live in the state of California. So for comparison, the US census bureau described the Baby Boomer generation to cover 19 years and with your ambiguity in already loosely defined term you are trying to cover up to 26 years. Whoopdeedoo indeed, so I think we can see why we both know that I don't care about your personal scale. :P

being a latchkey was nice.... and no cameras for evidence...
I know right?

They have a freaking term for it now. It's called "free range parenting" (opposed to simply parenting). There is a famous 2009 book released explaining how to do it and why it's good for your children. 2009, the trend already cycled out and back in again almost ten years ago. Do you feel old yet?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 18, 2018, 09:22:38 AM
Sorry, I don't look for loopholes in normal everyday conversations because that's not how normal socializing works.

I don't know anyone who considers 16 an adult under normal circumstances and normal circumstances are what should be considered because we were talking real life not TO.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 18, 2018, 01:54:12 PM
Sorry, I don't look for loopholes in normal everyday conversations because that's not how normal socializing works.
Do you now? So why did you follow up with an appeal based on your personal definition on what is or isn't an adult with someone you whose opinion isn't something you care about?  :poke :poke :poke



On another tangent through, I think this is the right video.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_fcX6zIu44
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 18, 2018, 05:35:30 PM
Because this is a public conversation and not PMs so just because you have a tendency to tell people they are full of shit when they say something that you disagree with doesn't mean that other people automatically agree with you and so I like having my point of view be known.

Also that has nothing to do with me saying that normal socializing doesn't involve finding loopholes in the terms that other people use to attack what they say.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Stratovarius on October 18, 2018, 05:43:20 PM
Cut it out.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on October 18, 2018, 05:49:46 PM
wow...bunch of grumpy old men look what you did..you cause the mod to appear with red text.

I wish the stupid weather would make up it's mind..it went from 80s last week to 50 today  :shakefist
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 18, 2018, 06:08:56 PM
Ranting at people isn't allowed in the rant thread.

That's new.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 18, 2018, 06:29:29 PM
wow...bunch of grumpy old men look what you did..you cause the mod to appear with red text.

I wish the stupid weather would make up it's mind..it went from 80s last week to 50 today  :shakefist

I would give my collective student body's collection of left testicles for that sort of drop. We are starting to cook slowly over here.

Me being a big, hairy dude means I get to be done earlier.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 18, 2018, 10:25:51 PM
Ranting at people isn't allowed in the rant thread. That's new.
Were we actually ranting? Like I thought it was pretty clear I was poking at yoy for the fun of it

Also I'd just like to say I called it. About six months ago I think.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 18, 2018, 11:08:19 PM
Oh I know you were, it's not like we haven't gotten into spats like that before...

It probably wasn't actually ranting but it would have gotten there soon enough most likely.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 19, 2018, 10:10:45 AM
It probably wasn't actually ranting but it would have gotten there soon enough most likely.
I think you overvalued my concern over a pointless language debate.

wow...bunch of grumpy old men look what you did..you cause the mod to appear with red text.
What mod?

On another tangent through, I think this is the right video.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_fcX6zIu44
I did link the right video but here is a time correction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_fcX6zIu44&feature=youtu.be&t=280). Watch to about 6:20 to get the main point. Then you can disagree with it, close the video in disgust, claim you are way better than that,offer up the excuse that it's not your problem/fault, then type up a nasty message to reply with you millennial scum!  :shakefist

then i stumbled on to this in my facebook Memories feed
https://gizmodo.com/5851062/generation-x-is-sick-of-your-bullshit
I like it.

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 19, 2018, 10:47:04 AM
The mod would be Strat. He's a mod.

And the fact that you just start fights for fun and then drop them when you get bored would be the thing that I would have ranted about.  :P
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on October 19, 2018, 11:25:14 AM
Ranting at people isn't allowed in the rant thread.

That's new.


 "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 19, 2018, 12:39:30 PM
Ranting at people isn't allowed in the rant thread.

That's new.


 "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"

 :lol
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 19, 2018, 01:52:05 PM
The mod would be Strat. He's a mod.
Nah, the moderators went through a loose hiring to moderate the forum according to the creator's rules and have both a series of logged events subject to peer review and feedback system for appeals. All actions they take also come with an explanation and multiple warnings are issued before any temp bans are. And if I'm not mistaken they also have a green colored name and it says moderator below that. Using an appeal to become forum host to promote your self above everyone else, deleting arguments you've been in to respin the events in a later telling, kicking people for fun, and enforcing your own personal view of things rather than the forum's decades long history of handling things sounds to me like something else entirely.

And the fact that you just start fights for fun and then drop them when you get bored would be the thing that I would have ranted about.  :P
Did you consider it a fight? My main point that millennial is a subjective term used by people with little understanding about it is something you helped prove and you never refuted it. You seem to have no real problem with me calling the entire thing pointless either.

What you could rant about is how no one ever knows what I'm up to.
And I like it like that. :D
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 19, 2018, 02:33:52 PM
He has mod authority, that makes him a mod. He doesn't have mod under his name because he has a higher title (admin= mod+). It doesn't matter what it sounds like to you, the system classifies him as a mod and thus he is a mod.

Yes SorO, you were starting a fight with me. When you use deliberately antagonistic language it is a fight.

Arguing with you about things outside of homebrew or Char Op is always pointless.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 19, 2018, 03:01:57 PM
Arguing with you about things outside of homebrew or Char Op is always pointless.
Ahh I see. That's what you meant by things would get serious.

Well maybe my messages seem to be "antagonistic". I'm not really sure. It's something that rarely comes up and always from something that's turned defensive and dismissive. And to me it almost always appears rooted in their inherently biaist stream of altered tones and flip-flopped emphasis their inner voice says from while reading my text too because I always feel like I've had to continually point out they are taking things the wrong way. And somehow that just makes things worse.  :-\

All well, I still don't hate you Nan for trying to correct me with your usage of a term to try and make it seem like I was insulting my self or even for trying continuing what you think is an argument even if you hate various attributes of me. Beer?

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 19, 2018, 03:43:11 PM
For what it's worth, I find that my initial contacts with board members tend to come off as abrasive until they realize they can't take what I'm saying all that seriously 80% of the time.

I've been around here for years now, so pretty much everyone knows me well enough to not take much of what I say at face value, but waaaaaaaaaay back when we used the karma system, I had so much negative karma that when people started coming around, I actually preferred that people downvoted my posts if they meant to show appreciation for them.  :p
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on October 19, 2018, 04:09:42 PM
For what it's worth, I find that my initial contacts with board members tend to come off as abrasive until they realize they can't take what I'm saying all that seriously 80% 81% of the time.

I've been around here for years now, so pretty much everyone knows me well enough to not take much of what I say at face value, but waaaaaaaaaay back when we used the karma system, I had so much negative karma that when people started coming around, I actually preferred that people downvoted my posts if they meant to show appreciation for them.  :p

Fixed that for you  ;)


(as an aside, 'cause I'm an optimist)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 19, 2018, 04:18:41 PM
For what it's worth, I find that my initial contacts with board members tend to come off as abrasive until they realize they can't take what I'm saying all that seriously 80% of the time.
Whaaaaat? You mean you don't round house kick people back to life at Staples while wearing a full suit of armor? Shame shame :p

I hated the karma system even through I was the second highest member (no one can compete with Prime!). Like should people have the ability to censer what they want to hear or not? One the one hand no one should be subjected to Youtube comments but on the other you get results that can be seen on Reddit which create the kind of monsters that would ban people for posting the part of Microsoft's user agreement to prove inaccuracies in their incorrect beliefs. I think certain disagreements are inherently helpful and that there are better and more productive means, such as learning to step back or how to try and pull useful information out of bad sources, rather than resorting to pure censorship.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on October 19, 2018, 04:38:45 PM
feedback system for appeals. All actions they take also come with an explanation and multiple warnings are issued before any temp bans are.
this very much was the case at one point in time; but I can tell you from first hand experience that this is absolutely no longer the case.
just fyi.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 19, 2018, 04:54:06 PM
For what it's worth, I find that my initial contacts with board members tend to come off as abrasive until they realize they can't take what I'm saying all that seriously 80% of the time.
Whaaaaat? You mean you don't round house kick people back to life at Staples while wearing a full suit of armor? Shame shame :p

Of course not. We don't have a Staples in Brazil. And if I DID have armor, the lack of mobility would mean it would get stolen before I could start the wind-up for the kick.  :p
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 19, 2018, 05:21:17 PM
feedback system for appeals. All actions they take also come with an explanation and multiple warnings are issued before any temp bans are.
this very much was the case at one point in time; but I can tell you from first hand experience that this is absolutely no longer the case. just fyi.
That was part of my point.

Of course not. We don't have a Staples in Brazil. And if I DID have armor, the lack of mobility would mean it would get stolen before I could start the wind-up for the kick.  :p
You need some kind of carbon nanotube ninja gi.

Also for some reason I thought you sold office supplies. >.>
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on October 19, 2018, 05:25:29 PM
That was part of my point.
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Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on October 19, 2018, 06:04:31 PM
Another day, another failed relationship

Ticking up my 18th notch on assassinated relationships, should i celebrate or something? FML


Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 19, 2018, 06:14:33 PM
Quote from: SorO_Lost
This may come as a bit of a shocker to you, but you have no idea what you're talking about.

This comes off as antagonistic, and it's how you phrase things all the time.

It's why people get into big fights with you more than they do with anyone else.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 19, 2018, 06:37:17 PM
<Complaining about LoZ SP Edition's free handouts>
Personally, I think they should have just called it The Legend of Zelda: Millennial's Expectations.
I just have to say, you do know that any adult under 40 is a millenial don't you?
And so we are clear here. That is not an example antagonistic language, baiting, or any form of an intended insult using an incorrect definition of a word in order to imply it?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 19, 2018, 07:22:54 PM
<Complaining about LoZ SP Edition's free handouts>
Personally, I think they should have just called it The Legend of Zelda: Millennial's Expectations.
I just have to say, you do know that any adult under 40 is a millenial don't you?
And so we are clear here. That is not an example antagonistic language, baiting, or any form of an intended insult using an incorrect definition of a word in order to imply it?

Correcting someone is not antagonizing someone, telling someone that they are full of crap is antagonizing someone.  Also, we've been over the fact that there is no generally accepted correct definition of the word so please just drop that shit

The fact that you don't seem to understand the difference between correcting someone and telling them that they're full of crap is why you have a reputation as being an asshole.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 19, 2018, 08:22:23 PM
feedback system for appeals. All actions they take also come with an explanation and multiple warnings are issued before any temp bans are.
this very much was the case at one point in time; but I can tell you from first hand experience that this is absolutely no longer the case. just fyi.
That was part of my point.

Of course not. We don't have a Staples in Brazil. And if I DID have armor, the lack of mobility would mean it would get stolen before I could start the wind-up for the kick.  :p
You need some kind of carbon nanotube ninja gi.

Also for some reason I thought you sold office supplies. >.>
Might've been my brief stint as an office worker. I have a photo floating around of me doing work in my sleep somewhere.

I'd take a badass haori over that, though.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on October 19, 2018, 08:44:45 PM
Sleepworking is awesome.  reminds me of sleepmarching in the army (though, sleepshooting made for some interesting moments).


re: 18 assassinated relationships -- depends on your age on what kind of "sucks" that is, i guess.
find your dudes, share a drink, figure it out in the morning.  should probably stop keeping count, except for your therapist.


@SorO: don't worry man, i think you're tits.  your cynical no-patience-for-bs style is pretty fresh.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on October 20, 2018, 03:03:49 AM
i love how no one argued about me calling you all grumpy old men  :lol
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on October 20, 2018, 03:04:36 AM
i love how no one argued about me calling you all grumpy old men  :lol
WHO RATTLED YOUR CHAIN?


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Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 20, 2018, 10:22:32 AM
i love how no one argued about me calling you all grumpy old men  :lol
Get off my lawn! :shakefist
*Spends five minutes unwrapping a Werther's Original.*

You know, before they ruined Halloween I was looking forward to egging people's houses as an adult. Think about it, if someone shows up you can just stand there yelling about how those darn kids ruined your house.  ;)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 20, 2018, 12:42:36 PM
i love how no one argued about me calling you all grumpy old men  :lol

I've been called a grumpy old man by at least one ex so I'm used to it.   :p
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Vladeshi on October 20, 2018, 06:28:46 PM
before they ruined Halloween

Out of curiosity what is different now?
Disclosure: I have not done anything for Halloween in over 15 years, not even receive any trick or treaters.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 21, 2018, 01:56:45 PM
Out of curiosity what is different now?
Disclosure: I have not done anything for Halloween in over 15 years, not even receive any trick or treaters.
That's the difference :p

People have been steadily moving away from trick-or-treating their neighborhood on the night of Halloween in favor of organized trunk-and-treats on a more commercially available afternoon. In those celebration dead organizations kids dress up in character advertisements to line up and march down a mall hallway, school gym, or at worst a parking lot like some kind of unsophisticated hick. People and local businesses hand out candy and flyers in an efficient assembly line that'll give you the time needed to make it home before dinner.

Now obviously I'm pointing out the worst case but people participating in the "safe stop" areas are not around or don't feel like they should participate in neighborhood. Stranger danger and the entire hovering parenting thing have gone a long way to turning your kids loose to do much of anything. You'll often find a mix of both in cities as some people push back for various reasons, like feeling that the neighborhood part brings people together and avoids the over commercialization. In your case, you are yet another person avoiding it or simply happen to live somewhere where no one cares and they like the assembling line of handouts.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on October 21, 2018, 02:02:32 PM
Out of curiosity what is different now?
Disclosure: I have not done anything for Halloween in over 15 years, not even receive any trick or treaters.
That's the difference :p

People have been steadily moving away from trick-or-treating their neighborhood on the night of Halloween in favor of organized trunk-and-treats on a more commercially available afternoon. In those celebration dead organizations kids dress up in character advertisements to line up and march down a mall hallway, school gym, or at worst a parking lot like some kind of unsophisticated hick. People and local businesses hand out candy and flyers in an efficient assembly line that'll give you the time needed to make it home before dinner.

Now obviously I'm pointing out the worst case but people participating in the "safe stop" areas are not around or don't feel like they should participate in neighborhood. Stranger danger and the entire hovering parenting thing have gone a long way to turning your kids loose to do much of anything. You'll often find a mix of both in cities as some people push back for various reasons, like feeling that the neighborhood part brings people together and avoids the over commercialization. In your case, you are yet another person avoiding it or simply happen to live somewhere where no one cares and they like the assembling line of handouts.

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Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'

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Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on October 21, 2018, 02:29:26 PM
haa!  :D


Out of curiosity what is different now?
Disclosure: I have not done anything for Halloween in over 15 years, not even receive any trick or treaters.

Yeah, kids have pulled more than enough candy out of moms at grocery checkout lines.

I usually wear something out-there on halloween, for the spirit of the whole thing.
This t-shirt scared people all night (their reaction kinda scared me on total volume).
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Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 21, 2018, 08:18:11 PM
So no heart issues.  K_ tried to talk her way out of quitting but no dice.  A week later boss mysteriously quits.  Then changes her mind the next day and gets told no.  The bosses boss asks all of us if we want to be new boss, and strings everyone along for three days before telling us all "Old boss gave you all misconducts, and you cant have one if you want to be a boss."

So they gave it to L_.  L_ is a 75 year old retiree who supposedly owned 20 gas stations out of state, which he sold to take this job.  He was a fill in we hired 4 months ago.  He's worked a total of 5 days, and has no experience as a guard and has had at least 2 open heart surgeries.  He is also a loud and proud Trump apologist at a post where Trump is...not well liked.  He's also an old school "I think calling black people 'coon' is funny" sort of racist.  His trainer is our lone African-American employee, and he's already seconds away from killing L_ because the old man seems incapable of using a pc or cell phone, both of which are required for the job.  He doesn't think women should be in the workplace.  Every single employee with the ability to fire him is female.  He loves to tell rambling, 'funny' stories that will get him fired if the right people hear them.  As in "Have I told you about the time I watched the cops shoot a negro in the dick because he got loud with them?"

I sense interesting times in my near future.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SolEiji on October 22, 2018, 08:09:25 AM
So no heart issues.  K_ tried to talk her way out of quitting but no dice.  A week later boss mysteriously quits.  Then changes her mind the next day and gets told no.  The bosses boss asks all of us if we want to be new boss, and strings everyone along for three days before telling us all "Old boss gave you all misconducts, and you cant have one if you want to be a boss."

So they gave it to L_.  L_ is a 75 year old retiree who supposedly owned 20 gas stations out of state, which he sold to take this job.  He was a fill in we hired 4 months ago.  He's worked a total of 5 days, and has no experience as a guard and has had at least 2 open heart surgeries.  He is also a loud and proud Trump apologist at a post where Trump is...not well liked.  He's also an old school "I think calling black people 'coon' is funny" sort of racist.  His trainer is our lone African-American employee, and he's already seconds away from killing L_ because the old man seems incapable of using a pc or cell phone, both of which are required for the job.  He doesn't think women should be in the workplace.  Every single employee with the ability to fire him is female.  He loves to tell rambling, 'funny' stories that will get him fired if the right people hear them.  As in "Have I told you about the time I watched the cops shoot a negro in the dick because he got loud with them?"

I sense interesting times in my near future.

Bhu, please send co-ordinates so I know where to aim my cruise missiles.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 22, 2018, 11:38:39 AM
I sense interesting times in my near future.
Write a script about the various events and maybe Netflix will make a show about it. :D
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 22, 2018, 05:24:02 PM
So this lady I was romantically interested in has gone back to her ex. It pretty much sucks, though at this point I've been rejected so many times it's got sort of a 'drop in the bucket' quality to it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 22, 2018, 05:40:58 PM
Got a text containing a nude photo of my HR Manager with a link to more last week.  Noooo way I am touching this.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 22, 2018, 05:45:17 PM
I understand that you're not doing it out of your love for being employed (as opposed to your love for the workplace), but is she at least hawt  :p
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: wotmaniac on October 22, 2018, 05:50:59 PM
Jebus, bhu -- have you ever had anything resembling a "normal" workplace?
I swear, "bhu's workplaces" = "kevinvideo's GMs" .... it's f'n crazy.

also, .... yeah, is she at least hot?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 22, 2018, 06:06:20 PM
Hot is subjective.  If you like plus size women in their 40's, then yes.  Yes she is.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 22, 2018, 06:50:04 PM
The question is, did she send it or did someone else?

I could see either one with your workplace...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SolEiji on October 22, 2018, 07:45:53 PM
Got a text containing a nude photo of my HR Manager with a link to more last week.  Noooo way I am touching this.

Correction Bhu.  Carpet bombers are on their way.  Please evacuate the area and allow 4-6 hours for the smoke to clear.  It's the only way.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 22, 2018, 07:59:33 PM
The question is, did she send it or did someone else?

I could see either one with your workplace...

 I don't get along with her so well, and she liked K_ and the former boss.  My guess is that someone sent these to stir trouble and they think I'll be stupid enough to spread them around.  Odds are the former boss might figure she can worm her way back in if we lose enough people at the site because of something like this. 
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on October 23, 2018, 04:10:15 PM
Look on the bright side :  at least she/they didn't include the Ducks in ...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Skyrock on October 23, 2018, 04:23:00 PM
You need to write a book. You have the raw material at hand to make the security counterpart to Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on October 24, 2018, 06:22:50 PM
I never posted here drunk as a matter of principle

But i am drunk now

And i feel like breaking some principles

because breaking principles is fun

when you don't kill anyone

or make any permanent lasting damage

so what's uuuuuuuuuuuup
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SolEiji on October 25, 2018, 07:35:09 AM
I never posted here drunk as a matter of principle

But i am drunk now

And i feel like breaking some principles

because breaking principles is fun

when you don't kill anyone

or make any permanent lasting damage

so what's uuuuuuuuuuuup

QUICKLY YOU MUST EAT ALL THE CHEETOS DON'T ASK ITS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY THE WORLD IS COUNTING ON YOU GO GO GO!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 25, 2018, 11:45:15 AM
QUICKLY YOU MUST EAT ALL THE CHEETOS DON'T ASK ITS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY THE WORLD IS COUNTING ON YOU GO GO GO!
He was drunk, not high on THC and MDMA. :huh
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on October 25, 2018, 12:52:12 PM
QUICKLY YOU MUST EAT ALL THE CHEETOS DON'T ASK ITS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY THE WORLD IS COUNTING ON YOU GO GO GO!
He was drunk, not high on THC and MDMA. :huh

I've known some drunk people who were extremely suggestible.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 28, 2018, 04:16:29 PM
I'm beginning to think II need to get high on LSD before work.  It can't be any worse.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SolEiji on October 30, 2018, 09:53:58 AM
I'm beginning to think II need to get high on LSD before work.  It can't be any worse.

You can talk to me, it's almost the same and I am safe for the body, safe for the mind, where are the knives and good for the health.  You need not worry about your work anymore.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on October 30, 2018, 06:46:41 PM

I'm beginning to think II need to get high on LSD before work.  It can't be any worse.

Your boss, the mean girl, and 1 of the ducks, walk into the front guard booth, and ... < stop me if you've heard this one before >
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 31, 2018, 10:31:26 AM
I'm beginning to think II need to get high on LSD before work.  It can't be any worse.
idk, in my nice current run of being a shit magnet I just had to deal with someone who took multiple prescription pills before chugging bleach. Needless to say vomit was everywhere. :(
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on October 31, 2018, 07:23:24 PM
Chugging bleach to die is such an idiotic thing to do... One of the most painful ways to die, and if you live, you're scarred for life, myriad of problems to deal with.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 01, 2018, 11:31:45 AM
Chugging bleach to die is such an idiotic thing to do... One of the most painful ways to die, and if you live, you're scarred for life, myriad of problems to deal with.
Right? It seems like every teenage girl wants to OD on Tylenol too, like several months of agony is exactly the solution they need. :rolleyes

Durg-related calls are always a pain in the ass. I had one last month or so where a guy walks into a store for energy drinks to stay awake and hits the ground passed out. Eyes couldn't fit a pin in them. Family claims he hasn't had anything, but an EMR dragged the wife off and got her to confess that maybe he got into some old prescriptions but she just doesn't know if he did or what they were. Narcan'ed him and five minutes later on the road he's telling me about how his wife gave him her pills for his pain and to help him sleep. :banghead
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 01, 2018, 01:43:40 PM
So this girl I kinda liked got back together with her ex.

*sigh* And now to begin the trek from "I want to be with this person" to "I want this person's happiness even if it isn't with me."
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on November 01, 2018, 11:51:40 PM
I am so salty right now, like, SUPER SALTY.

Got a friend, we're about as good looking as each other, he's got a full beard and i have none to speak of.

HE GOT 99 MATCHES ON TINDER YESTERDAY ALONE.

I got Tinder Gold and i only got 4.  GODDAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEARDS MAKE A HELL OF A DIFFERENCE!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 02, 2018, 02:45:43 PM
As someone who grows a beard about as easily as he draws breath, I can tell you that's probably not it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on November 02, 2018, 04:34:36 PM
I get the same amount of 0 matches now as I did before I shaved off my beard.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on November 02, 2018, 08:05:43 PM
I am so salty right now, like, SUPER SALTY.

Got a friend, we're about as good looking as each other, he's got a full beard and i have none to speak of.

HE GOT 99 MATCHES ON TINDER YESTERDAY ALONE.

I got Tinder Gold and i only got 4.  GODDAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEARDS MAKE A HELL OF A DIFFERENCE!

Some people rock the beard well. People compliment me on my facial hair, but nobody has actually ever shown interest in me over it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on November 12, 2018, 08:30:15 PM
The smoke from the california wildfires is completely saturating my area. It's well past the "wear a mask if outdoors" level, and my room has no outside filtration(being a shed in the backyard). I'm already sick from smoke inhalation (sore throat, trouble breathing, inflamed sinuses) and have to wear a respirator 24 hours a day now.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SolEiji on November 14, 2018, 09:38:57 PM
The smoke from the california wildfires is completely saturating my area. It's well past the "wear a mask if outdoors" level, and my room has no outside filtration(being a shed in the backyard). I'm already sick from smoke inhalation (sore throat, trouble breathing, inflamed sinuses) and have to wear a respirator 24 hours a day now.

Please stay safe.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on November 16, 2018, 01:17:01 AM
Call President Scroob, demand Druish air!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: ketaro on November 16, 2018, 02:31:41 AM
Yeah, getting off work tonight in mountain view, CA, I could taste the air and it was poison  :surrender
It doesn't help that the bloody ocean winds keep pushing it back inland!  :shakefist
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on November 19, 2018, 05:46:17 PM
Be careful, it is poison.

I run a 99.97% hepa filter while sleeping, so I get it with the bad air.

San Francisco has ranked with the worst 3rd world metros the last few days.
https://www.airvisual.com/world-air-quality
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on November 20, 2018, 02:58:30 PM
As if being literally poisoned by the air outside wasn't bad enough, I've been informed my vehicle has approximately $3000 in repairs. 1800 of which must be done before it can smog.

I live on an income of ~$900 a month.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on November 21, 2018, 04:42:35 PM
That sucks.
Cars are mean, and necessary.

This "ought" to make it to 250k before anything needs a major overhaul :
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/755578634/overview/


edit --- it occurs to me, that smog tests are probably harder to pass, when the smog is so bad, that the cars smog equipment can't handle all that extra smog.  Smog.  It double sucks too.


edit #2 , uh yeah, hope for a Happy Thanksgiving folks.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on November 22, 2018, 03:18:00 AM
That sucks.
Cars are mean, and necessary.

Seeing how said car is also my home? Yeah, I'd call it pretty f'ing necessary.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 16, 2018, 01:03:15 AM
So it's the end of the year and everyone has to reflect back on things and create top ten charts. And one of the things about them is it just bugs the hell out of me how often Black Panther appears on those lists and how people think Erik Killmonger is a good guy at heart or that he is about black rights. It should be no surprise that I, SorO_Lost, is more than happy to say: You are all wrong.

As Everett Ross (martin freemen, aka the white guy) explains Erik went to Afghanistan and racked up kills like it was a video game. He joined a ghost unit just so he could commit assassinations. And Erik him self started referring to him self as "Killmonger". A name that quite literally enforces this back story. A monger is a person who promotes a specified activity, situation, or feeling, especially one that is undesirable or discreditable. Such as killing which is unquestionably evil and Erik murdered them all without any actual regard for morality, but for his training.

Which according to the CIA, Erik specialized in government destabilization. This is overlooked because few few people can grasp this concept. But to topple a government your goal is to convince enough of the general population that the current government doesn’t deserve to exist and the house of cards crumbles. And this is exactly what Erik does with his so called opposition to Wakanda's isolation, that T'Challa's father was dishonorable, and for being a part of them then by extension T'Challa doesn't deserve to be king. The audience imprinted idea that he stands up for black rights isn't some kind of redeemable trait of his character, rather they have fallen prey to his tactical deceit.

He has no real racial motivation and he is not some kind of African freedom fighter. For example he claimed he killed his brothers and sisters which is taken by a dumbstruck audience to mean he killed other Africans. But remember he did tours in Afghanistan & Iran and Islamics are not "black", they're white skinned. When he talks about arming Africians, he actually says he is going to arm his war dogs and they will arm the oppressed people. Wakanda's "war dogs" are their spies and it's direct and intentional parallel to Operation Cyclone which is where the USA's spy agency known as the CIA trained and equipped terrorists in Afghanistan to destabilize the Soviet influenced nation. Those oppressed people he's talking about isn't based on Africans, it just happens to include them because they are this charlatan's mark. The real goal is sort of copied after his father's idea that Wakanda should rule over everything, except Erik also plans to destroy Wakanda as part of his revenge.

Erik directly admits that all of his training, deceit, and murder has been for one thing. To kill T'Challa. And when T'Challa points out Erik's actions will destroy Wakanda, Erik simply yells at him that he is going to track down everyone who is loyal to T'Challa and kill them. This is his entire goal and motivation and it is to destroy everything T'Chaka had which is personified by T'Challa's hopes & home. And during the film we see him doing exactly that. He manipulates people and then executes them without any regard for loyalty. Once he becomes king he destroys the herb garden to secure his power. When T'Challa returns Erik rebukes the idea that the challenge is still ongoing citing he is king (and thus has the unchallenged right to rule) as he leads the Wakanda nation into a civil war. He doesn't aim to achieve any sort of moral goal. The man is an incarnate of chaos, he is bent on destroying Wakanda (and the world) by any means possible, such as his destabilization training has told him to, for revenge.

And it's subtle but the film even alludes to the fact that Erik is doomed to go to hell. When Erik participates in the black panther ritual he enters the panther's realm of an afterlife he goes to his old home and reverts to a child dreaming of an unseen land. N'Jobu appears asking for tears but Erik refuses to shed any and N'Jobu breaks down. He is clearly distraught with the man that Erik has came to be. N'Jobu remarks he should have taken Erik to Wakanda but instead they are both abandoned here. Audience members think here means Oakland California but N'Jobu wasn't abandoned in the USA. He was a War Dog that voluntarily took the assignment and maintained contact with Wakanda. N'Jobu was abandoned in the panther realm, in the afterlife, for betraying and killing his people with the intent to incite a war so his nation could rule the world. His insinuation that that Erik was abandoned as well had nothing to do with the living Wakanda people. And when Erik refuses to see that point arguing that N'Jobu's home is lost all N'Jobu can do is hang his head in shame. Further blaming him self for the helpless state his son has devolved to.

N'Jadaka, aka Erik Stevens, aka Killmonger is not a good guy. Stop trying to claim he is.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 16, 2018, 09:24:37 AM
You know, it's weird I have to say this, but I've never been more glad to agree with you on something.

Would you mind if I copied this text and showed it to a few friends of mine?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 16, 2018, 09:47:19 AM
You know, it's weird I have to say this, but I've never been more glad to agree with you on something.
Would you mind if I copied this text and showed it to a few friends of mine?
Go ahead.

Also, remember T'Chaka's role in the Sokovia Accords and how the love interest Nakia was on an operation to halt hunter/human trafficking. In the nerd mapped timeline, the events in the Black Panther film end in 07-07-2016 but Thanos doesn't arrive until 03-26-2018 giving T'Challa two years of rule to come up with a better open door policy than "We're still hiding." You know, in case someone tries to say Wakanda was totally isolated until Killmonger changed T'Challa's mind. ;)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 17, 2018, 07:28:06 PM
If it makes you feel better people have come around and are widely referring to Killmonger as a hotep now.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 17, 2018, 08:20:49 PM
If it makes you feel better people have come around and are widely referring to Killmonger as a hotep now.
Like the original meaning of the word or the pro-black anti-progressive usage?

And that's also kind of interesting. In the Museum scene the first mask pointed out is Bobo Ashanti and they believe black supremacy part of their religion and they consider them selves the true Israelites. He also scarred his body after killing an enemy similar to the Surma people. If I'm not mistaken, both groups do not allow female leadership.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on December 17, 2018, 09:15:51 PM
Life is fucking hard yo
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on December 17, 2018, 10:45:59 PM
If it makes you feel better people have come around and are widely referring to Killmonger as a hotep now.
Like the original meaning of the word or the pro-black anti-progressive usage?

And that's also kind of interesting. In the Museum scene the first mask pointed out is Bobo Ashanti and they believe black supremacy part of their religion and they consider them selves the true Israelites. He also scarred his body after killing an enemy similar to the Surma people. If I'm not mistaken, both groups do not allow female leadership.

the anti-feminist, anti-gay version
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 20, 2018, 04:52:16 PM
I go to the men's room.

Dude is 2 hand texting while doing his business.
I finish.
His pants drop.
He turns to catch them and drops his phone into the urinal.
Ahhhh !
He immediately fishes it out, re-dropping his pants.
Ugghhh !
I'm aware now he's as drunk as a person can be and still be roughly mobile.
He tries to re- pick up his pants, re-dropping the phone right back into the urinal.
Oooo-ooo !
I'm about to leave and evil aDMg perches on my shoulder.
Hey ... your mom is an idiot too.
Arrrrr !!!
While the door is closing, dude lunges but trips on his pants, falls.
Smack.  Phone skitters across the tile floor.
He dog whines like he needs to be let in from outdoors, for the effectively same reason.
Door closes.
I walk off ... Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World piped in the background.

end scene
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on December 20, 2018, 05:34:01 PM
 :lmao
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 21, 2018, 01:35:21 PM
the anti-feminist, anti-gay version
Interesting and it's kudos to the film's design team for creating such a film full of stuff for people to pick at.

I don't know if he is really anti-feminist/gay through. He likes and steals a mask believed to be based around Mgbedike (time of the brave mask) from the Igbo people. They wore a mask to enforce order and express social values but it embodies a wilderness spirit that is aggressive, brash, powerful, and stubborn. It's people also have a well known story about the Igbo Landing where several captured slaves overthrew a slave ship and committed suicide at sea rather than becoming slaves. And I feel like it's a metaphor for part of his character's intended attributes. His social values are just kind of hard to pin down, clearly he is up for making racist remarks and comparisons that draw attention to various things. But to me it's a mask. Deep down he's just a kid who wants revenge and he doesn't want to let him self cry about his father. Like a reverse Batman.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on December 21, 2018, 03:13:43 PM
I am livid, so much so that I am compelled to mention it online.

the details dont matter much... mr's n kid pissin in my cheerio's...  :shakefist :shakefist :shakefist :shakefist :banghead >:( :fu :pout
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 22, 2018, 03:15:33 PM
Ah that sucks  :(

Where would life be, without at least a little X-mas Family drama.



Killmonger specialized in destabilizing big G and little g governments.
Do it for the "good guys" and it's good.
Do it for the "bad guys" and it's bad.
Anarchist just want him to do it, regardless of outcome.
Some Internationalists don't want him to do it, also regardless of outcome.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 22, 2018, 06:55:00 PM
Yep, pretty much the same deal with weapons.

They are only good if you use them on people those other people say are bad.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 22, 2018, 07:46:40 PM
Yep, pretty much the same deal with weapons.

They are only good if you use them on people those other people say are bad.
I'd say there's a reason we're so hung up on state-sanctioned murder if that's anything to go by.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 29, 2018, 03:20:02 PM

 :cheers

:drunk

Happy New Years to everybody.

:surrender
 :P
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on January 01, 2019, 01:53:18 PM
And a hoppy new beer.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on January 08, 2019, 01:32:54 AM
Well, ten years ago i did my exams and got into Pharmacological Sciences as my bachelor degree. I was so enamored by psychedelics, psychotropics and other mind altering drugs... Mesmerized as i was, i went in blind thinking it'd be a natural knack. And it wasn't, and i dropped out. Over ten years later, i went ahead and got some "empirical" evidence of their "effectiveness" and "effects". After some binging, some time as a lost soul, i finally found my ground again. As much as drugs change your mindset, as much as they go and make you see things through a different light, a different point of view... Nothing matters unless you listen to them. And i did listen. And i quit. And quitting was the best decision i'd ever made.

TBH, quitting seemed like what the drugs wanted me to do. I felt rejected by them. Like "you don't need me, go fuck yourself". They showed me what i needed to see, and then continuously kicked me in the butt until i gave up.

Now i can see the beauty in everything, and i feel absolutely no need to use anything. And if i do, it's over and done with it. No hard drugs, no synthetics....

feels like a small accomplishment
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 08, 2019, 08:55:56 AM
It may feel like a small accomplishment but it was a large one Brujon. Congratulations.

And now looking at it in hindsight, you can see the lies people tell them selves and the confirmation bias. That's a pretty important lesson on it's own.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on January 08, 2019, 01:07:28 PM
It may feel like a small accomplishment but it was a large one Brujon. Congratulations.

And now looking at it in hindsight, you can see the lies people tell them selves and the confirmation bias. That's a pretty important lesson on it's own.

Yup. Pretty much, i had a lot of fun, a lot more good experiences than bad ones, but the few bad ones i did had, and the few times that i did go overboard with them, and the time i finally felt that if i continue down this road it will NOT go well for me, and i decided that enough's enough, and it's been great.

Finally getting to a point where my meds are actually working has been amazing, it's like i'm a completely different person now. I can think way more clearly, way less emotionally and more rationally at things. I don't do things by impulse anymore, but think rather than act immediately.

For so many years i've struggled to really accept that i do, in fact, have a problem and that i need to take my meds. For years i've been misdiagnosed, taking drugs that rather than help me just neutered me and left me not feeling really like myself. But now i do accept that i'm bipolar, and i'll always be, and i need to take my meds or i'll go down the same way my uncle did, putting a bullet inside my own head. Bipolars are at an extremely high risk of suicide, it's a fucking frightening thing. Even now when i look back at some of the shit i did, some of the shit i wrote, some of the shit i felt when i was down, or how much i've hurt people (not physically) when i was drunk with power during my manic phases, my choleric outbursts, anger issues and overall lack of impulse control, i shudder.

And yet for so many years i neglected to better myself. I ran rather than faced any of my issues. I repeatedly bashed my head against the same wall, making the same mistake, over and over again, and stupidly wondered, just why the fuck am i getting the same results. Almost as if i was seeking to hurt myself, almost as if i wanted to feel bad, wanted to feel disappointed.

I chased an impossibility, a life where there are no hardships, no unexpectedness, a life where i'm fully in control, fully happy, all the time. Even my drug use was motivated by this, at least in part. When i got to clubbing, i went hard, i went to 4 to 5 nights a week, i barely slept 20 to 30 hours the entire week. I shot my stomach to hell, i became emaciated, eyebags so deep and purple it was obvious to all that i was on something most of the time. Even had to do coke sometimes just to get through a day's work. Eventually i did kick it back a notch, to a more normal level, but all this thrill-seeking behavior, this unhealthy obssession over being happy or having fun all the time would be the death of me, eventually, had i not come to the conclusion that i had to face up to my issues.

It's actually been a slow process, something in the making from way back to 2015, when i first started to really write, to really try to understand myself, my mind, to introspect and find within myself the flaws, and the means to better them, to conquer them, surpass them and find the strength to become a better man and human being. I started to deliberately think and do things, i started to search for a purpose for all of the things that i did.

If i did something, i did it because i wanted to. My first lesson to myself was that i was going to erase the word "regret" from my vocabulary, and it did wonders for me. Learning to let go of the past, to not question oneself, was a very good lesson that i learned, but it wasn't enough. I already knew, and had already written, that i can't control everything, and that i must learn to let go. I must learn to know when i can or can't prevent something from happening, separate problems into the "impossible" and "possible" categories, and really learn to see that "impossible" problems are not problems at all because problems imply a solution, and if something can't be remedied, than it's not use mulling over it, you just accept it as fact and move on.

But it's extremely hard, to introspect enough and find within oneself the drive and will to learn that it's much better to learn to react than it is to try and control events around you. As intelligent human beings we have the instinct of trying to use that cunning and understanding of the world to try and bend it to our will, make it conform to our desires, make it serve us and our purposes. We get frustrated, and feel small and diminished, when our wants are not met, our needs not fulfilled, and we're forced to admit that we can't do everything, that you're not so beautiful, or not so tall, not so smart, no so wealthy, not so dextrous, not so talented.

I had cast out the word "regret" but was struggling with "disappointment". I need to stop getting disappointed with myself, i needed to stop thinking that i need to somehow achieve X or Y in order to get valuable. I need to stop thinking that if i don't have X or Y i'll be judged by other people, seen as lesser. This need to impress, this care for what others think has to stop, and the self must prevail.

This is what i struggle with the most, but i am deliberately and purposefully attacking the problem, i'm consciously aware of every time that i fail to do this, and try and remedy it as best i can.

I never cared much for psychology, or psychologists in general. Nobody ever understood why. This is why. I introspect, a lot. I really try to go deep into myself, try to better, try to systematize. I'm my own psychologist, and i'm much better at fixing myself than anybody ever will. Only I, and I alone has the full breadth of knowledge in the subject matter of myself. I'm the utmost and foremost expert in the matter of the self. Nobody, no matter how hard they try, how long they know me, will ever know as much as i do about me. I'm the best qualified to do so, and so, i will treat myself as a problem that needs fixing, and apply solutions to fix it.

It's not too hard if i dettach myself enough, if i write about it, if i create a system, analyse it purposefully and coldly, scientifically. Like it was anything else, like it was an essay, a test, an exam or whatever. There's a problem needs fixing, i need to find and apply the solution. I'm good at this sort of thing.

Glad to say it's working, at last! But for how long?

It's too early to say that i finally figured everything out. BUT, that i'm better than ever, this much is certain. And i do so hope that no matter the hardships to come, that i've learned enough to surpass and overcome, come out stronger the other end, rather than crumble like a house of cards at the slightest gust of wind.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 08, 2019, 01:52:48 PM
Glad to say it's working, at last! But for how long?
It depends.

So I like the table leg analogy for this one. If you build a life built on one thing, such as drug abuse & partying which is a pretty rickety leg anyway, it's pretty easy to tip the table over and send everything on it crashing to the floor. Your acceptance of your real self can be considered a leg too, and it's a lot sturdier than one that sits on a couple books of a delusional self image someone can simply kick apart. You can count bringing a disorder under control to be support too but you need to understand it can collapse if you lose medication access.

You should build your self-esteem and even your life with as many pillars as you can to make things as stable as possible. Identify them and how they are made, such as your house or job, and realistically look at how they can collapse. By having a plan you can add braces to a table leg or construct new ones. Like a source of income is nothing more than a leg too, it's an important one, but it's a leg because if you lose your job everything that requires money goes bye-bye without another job or leg to take the weight of owning several things.

That's also why people feel like their stuff owns them or they work to pay bills btw. They piled a lot of heavy stuff onto one end of their table and are trying to balance it all on financial resources. It's pretty easy to topple their entire lives in just about every way by nudging it, and the insecurity of it leads to other issues too.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on January 08, 2019, 02:09:37 PM
Glad to say it's working, at last! But for how long?
It depends.

So I like the table leg analogy for this one. If you build a life built on one thing, such as drug abuse & partying which is a pretty rickety leg anyway, it's pretty easy to tip the table over and send everything on it crashing to the floor. Your acceptance of your real self can be considered a leg too, and it's a lot sturdier than one that sits on a couple books of a delusional self image someone can simply kick apart. You can count bringing a disorder under control to be support too but you need to understand it can collapse if you lose medication access.

You should build your self-esteem and even your life with as many pillars as you can to make things as stable as possible. Identify them and how they are made, such as your house or job, and realistically look at how they can collapse. By having a plan you can add braces to a table leg or construct new ones. Like a source of income is nothing more than a leg too, it's an important one, but it's a leg because if you lose your job everything that requires money goes bye-bye without another job or leg to take the weight of owning several things.

That's also why people feel like their stuff owns them or they work to pay bills btw. They piled a lot of heavy stuff onto one end of their table and are trying to balance it all on financial resources. It's pretty easy to topple their entire lives in just about every way by nudging it, and the insecurity of it leads to other issues too.

That's a pretty solid advice. That's exactly what i'm doing and will be doing going forward, working not only in managing inner demons, but in actually building up my support structures as well. Taking care of my physical health, my friendships and relationships, my family, getting a better job/promotions, continue my MBA, get my Masters and PHD. Basically, continued self improvement on all fronts.

Taking care, of course, not to overwhelm myself, so that i don't fall into the trap of trying to do too much and ending up not being able to do anything at all.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 08, 2019, 03:37:17 PM
It sounds great. :)
You just have to keep at it and be willing to pick some stuff off if it falls.  ;)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on January 08, 2019, 06:10:20 PM
 :clap congrats Bruj  :hug

It's always worth investing in yourself.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 17, 2019, 07:14:44 PM
I don't know where to put this so why not here.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on January 21, 2019, 04:56:54 AM
Update on my vehicle/home trouble. I had to drop $400 for the registration this month, and the check engine light is still on due to a glow plug needing to be replaced. The CHEAPEST estimate I've found for the labor is $350+tax, and that's with me already having the replacement part and no guarantee of that actually being the final price. Any mechanic in this area who will work on an older diesel vehicle wants you to sign a paper that says you are paying for a repair ATTEMPT.

Glow plug replacement is a process notorious for "whoops I fucked it up and now need thousands in repairs" types of problems, so most mechanics won't touch it.

As a reminder for perspective: I live on $900/month in one of the most expensive locations in the country.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 21, 2019, 05:18:25 PM
SorO being banned means one of the few campaigns I'd been playing in here has lost a DM. Shame, too, I was having fun with that one.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on January 21, 2019, 05:49:12 PM
wait what,

Soro is banned?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on January 21, 2019, 05:53:50 PM
wait what,

Soro is banned?

Yes, he has been banned.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: ketaro on January 21, 2019, 05:59:50 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooo he's like one of my favorite people here Soro was really nice and great and helpful and knows shit and I'm so mad at him for this  :banghead

That damned lovable idiot needs to learn to just suck it up and not respond to something sometimes :shakefist


Well, I'm done ranting. I hope I'm not in trouble for ranting about banned peeps in the angry thread -_-'
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on January 21, 2019, 07:57:02 PM
wait what,

Soro is banned?

Yes, he has been banned.

what did i miss?

is this a temp ban or perm?

what gives?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on January 21, 2019, 09:22:54 PM
Wait, what? o.O
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on January 21, 2019, 09:45:05 PM
From Discord:
Quote
To quote Agita "You can tell SorO that if he doesn't consider literally every interaction with me other than the one time I fished some deleted posts out of google cache in the entire last several years sufficient warning that's part of the reason he's out."
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on January 22, 2019, 08:09:18 PM
 :-\ wow...I guess it's perma?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on January 23, 2019, 10:48:11 PM
Can we like, take a vote on this?   :blush
SorO may be a dick, but he's our dick.  And you shouldn't cut your dick off. 
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 23, 2019, 11:04:20 PM
Can we like, take a vote on this?   :blush
SorO may be a dick, but he's our dick.  And you shouldn't cut your dick off.
And that's kind of one of those lines you never expect to read.

Though in a way, I suppose I can back this up. I mean, I used to be a huge dick in these forums myself. SorO is pretty tactless, but I don't think he's actively malicious.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on January 24, 2019, 12:31:47 AM
Can we like, take a vote on this?   :blush
SorO may be a dick, but he's our dick.  And you shouldn't cut your dick off.
And that's kind of one of those lines you never expect to read.

Though in a way, I suppose I can back this up. I mean, I used to be a huge dick in these forums myself. SorO is pretty tactless, but I don't think he's actively malicious.

Thing is, you greatly improved. Soro didn't. He actually kept getting worst. And consider yourself lucky you didn't end in his direct line of fire, because he did actively start to get extremely malicious.

As the mods pointed out, it wasn't a sudden thing, it was the piling up of years of ignoring multiple warning from the people he directly attacked.

And if his ban is revoked, he'll only become worst. He'll consider that there was absolutely nothing with his behavior after all and only keep escalating it even faster.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on January 24, 2019, 12:46:11 AM
What's done is done, ayup.

And to continue the dick analogy...  There is such a thing as penile cancer and sometimes it does require surgery to remove.  And there can be an associated phantom "limb" sort of thing after that, but better that than the cancer.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on January 24, 2019, 03:10:49 AM
Can we like, take a vote on this?   :blush
SorO may be a dick, but he's our dick.  And you shouldn't cut your dick off.
And that's kind of one of those lines you never expect to read.

Though in a way, I suppose I can back this up. I mean, I used to be a huge dick in these forums myself. SorO is pretty tactless, but I don't think he's actively malicious.

Thing is, you greatly improved. Soro didn't. He actually kept getting worst. And consider yourself lucky you didn't end in his direct line of fire, because he did actively start to get extremely malicious.

As the mods pointed out, it wasn't a sudden thing, it was the piling up of years of ignoring multiple warning from the people he directly attacked.

And if his ban is revoked, he'll only become worst. He'll consider that there was absolutely nothing with his behavior after all and only keep escalating it even faster.

Fair.  Still, it feels somehow wrong. Like we're betraying our principles.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on January 24, 2019, 03:27:39 AM
I know it can be hard to let go of old things but sometimes you need to do just that, let it go.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on January 24, 2019, 08:40:18 AM
Fair.  Still, it feels somehow wrong. Like we're betraying our principles.


this.

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 24, 2019, 08:42:48 AM
Oh good. I was afraid someone would start singing "Frozen" songs and I'd have to punch someone in the face.

Can we like, take a vote on this?   :blush
SorO may be a dick, but he's our dick.  And you shouldn't cut your dick off.
And that's kind of one of those lines you never expect to read.

Though in a way, I suppose I can back this up. I mean, I used to be a huge dick in these forums myself. SorO is pretty tactless, but I don't think he's actively malicious.

Thing is, you greatly improved. Soro didn't. He actually kept getting worst. And consider yourself lucky you didn't end in his direct line of fire, because he did actively start to get extremely malicious.

As the mods pointed out, it wasn't a sudden thing, it was the piling up of years of ignoring multiple warning from the people he directly attacked.

And if his ban is revoked, he'll only become worst. He'll consider that there was absolutely nothing with his behavior after all and only keep escalating it even faster.

To be fair, I tend to leave a bad initial impression in nearly every group I join. But deep down I'm a good guy.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on January 24, 2019, 11:42:19 PM
I mean, IDK... He was actually pretty supportive of me during my bad times, one of the few that cared enough to send PM's and offer a helping hand. I don't think he's a bad person, not at all. Rash? Combative? Yes, but not a bad person. He's been a part of this community for so long i kinda don't see it being a good thing...

:(
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: TC X0 Lt 0X on January 25, 2019, 12:41:33 AM
I dont much like the way the guy conducts himself myself, but I can't really think of him doing much being ban worthy.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on January 25, 2019, 12:55:06 AM
Some more recent bits from Discord:

Quote
Was that just about that argument about HD and non-associated class levels, or was there something else that is no longer to be seen?

There's been a lot over time.
He's easily the most reported person on the boards.

Just recently he attacked a brand new forum member over a rules interpretation and attacked the validity of a mod's status as a mod (as examples).

Also seemingly he had already received temp bans, which would explain some periods where his activity completely stopped in the forum.

So basically following the cancerous dick analogy, most of the bad stuff was underneath the surface, hidden from most observers. And there was just a lot more bad stuff than good stuff all things combined, so complete removal was the only viable option left.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: ketaro on January 25, 2019, 01:24:02 AM
I mean, IDK... He was actually pretty supportive of me during my bad times, one of the few that cared enough to send PM's and offer a helping hand. I don't think he's a bad person, not at all. Rash? Combative? Yes, but not a bad person. He's been a part of this community for so long i kinda don't see it being a good thing...

:(

I definitely agree with that kind of observation. I've had alot of pleasant chats with him as well in the past, some even about calling him out on going too far with a fight with others here and getting him to agree to reign it back a bit  :tongue
As self aware as he is about how others see him, I kinda wished he'd have....put a bit less effort towards fighting with people -_-'
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on January 25, 2019, 03:20:35 AM
I'll miss him, that's for sure.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on January 25, 2019, 02:32:16 PM
I don't think Soro is a bad person, he's just a person with a toxic personality trait that he couldn't reign in. As veterans, we tolerated it because we value his input, but we are a relatively small community and elitism is a stereotype we have enough trouble shaking as it is. If it hadn't been for the new member being exposed to it, we probably would have tolerated the behaviour indefinitely the same way we tolerate certain scientists who are giant assholes because their work is good.

All his previous warnings either served to make it clear that there IS a line (which he then crossed), or served to make the line fuzzier by letting him get away with the behaviour until it was actually a danger to the community.

If he makes a new account and behaves, then his behaviour was controllable and he wasn't taking it seriously.
If he makes a new account and acts out, then he will get banned again.
Either way this ban is the most effective deterrent to the behaviour.

From a pragmatic standpoint, I hope he returns and gets his shit together, because he has an otherwise good head on his shoulders.
From an ethical standpoint, I have mixed feelings because if he behaves himself it'll mean he was willingly disrespecting the entire community for years.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: ketaro on January 25, 2019, 02:57:40 PM
From an ethical standpoint, I have mixed feelings because if he behaves himself it'll mean he was willingly disrespecting the entire community for years.

That's not really true. Changing a personality you've had for years if not forever doesn't happen overnight, and is really difficult to do so on your own.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on January 25, 2019, 03:32:53 PM
From an ethical standpoint, I have mixed feelings because if he behaves himself it'll mean he was willingly disrespecting the entire community for years.

That's not really true. Changing a personality you've had for years if not forever doesn't happen overnight, and is really difficult to do so on your own.

I'm inclined to disagree with you on the basis that he had a ton of chances to do so and made no forward progress to speak of, but at the same time, one of my friends came forward not 5 minutes after I made this post with a statement that he's trying to do better, so I guess I'd be a huge hypocrite if I didn't extend the same amount of compassion to Soro if he did the same.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: ketaro on January 25, 2019, 04:38:48 PM
I have a friend too that struggles with his bad habits and short temper and he tries not to, but, yanno.

Old habits die hard is what I'm saying.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on January 25, 2019, 05:12:20 PM
From an ethical standpoint, I have mixed feelings because if he behaves himself it'll mean he was willingly disrespecting the entire community for years.

That's not really true. Changing a personality you've had for years if not forever doesn't happen overnight, and is really difficult to do so on your own.

Oh, but he did change. Just for the worst. He contributed less and less while further pushing and breaking any behavior lines he could, moved on to refusing to even recognizing the mod's authorities, and when he had descended to attacking even any newcomers drastic measures had to be taken.

Or would you rather we become the forum where one guy stands above every rule and drives away anybody wanting to join the community?

I have a friend too that struggles with his bad habits and short temper and he tries not to, but, yanno.

Old habits die hard is what I'm saying.

At least your friend recognizes they have a problem and does an effort to try to solve it. The banned one didn't.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: TC X0 Lt 0X on January 26, 2019, 12:34:59 AM
From an ethical standpoint, I have mixed feelings because if he behaves himself it'll mean he was willingly disrespecting the entire community for years.

That's not really true. Changing a personality you've had for years if not forever doesn't happen overnight, and is really difficult to do so on your own.

Oh, but he did change. Just for the worst. He contributed less and less while further pushing and breaking any behavior lines he could, moved on to refusing to even recognizing the mod's authorities, and when he had descended to attacking even any newcomers drastic measures had to be taken.

Or would you rather we become the forum where one guy stands above every rule and drives away anybody wanting to join the community?


The thing is that we don't actually have any rules listed anywhere (as pointed out on the Discord channel). There were rules under the old forum, but that was owned/operated by a different group then we have now, and they arent even publically visible in the archive anymore presumably do to stuff fucked up under the hood.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on January 26, 2019, 03:13:41 AM
Or would you rather we become the forum where one guy stands above every rule and drives away anybody wanting to join the community?

I'd rather be the forum that takes in people even if they got banned elsewhere.  That's how BrilliantGameologists started in the first place.
There's plenty of places where any given newbie would be welcome, but not very many where people like SorO would be. 
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on January 26, 2019, 04:10:50 AM
As someone who was the target of his attitude and seeing how he treated the mod who told folks to knock something off before it got really going http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=18161.msg337569#msg337569 the only surprise is that it took this long for him to be permabanned..
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on January 26, 2019, 09:44:26 AM
Or would you rather we become the forum where one guy stands above every rule and drives away anybody wanting to join the community?

I'd rather be the forum that takes in people even if they got banned elsewhere.  That's how BrilliantGameologists started in the first place.
There's plenty of places where any given newbie would be welcome, but not very many where people like SorO would be.

And we did welcome him, only to be repayed with escalating bad behaviour. There needs to be a line somewhere, and as trappedslider pointed out the biggest surprise is how patient the mods were before they brought out the banhammer. At this point either he was clearly being intentionally malicious, or he had some serious real life problems and using the forum as pure escapism trying to make other people feel even worst than himself when he should be looking for help from professionals.

Besides regardless of how BG started, minmax boards as it is now has a much better attitude overall. All the newcomers from recent years didn't cause a fraction of the trouble the banned one did.

For those who are mostly interested in just flaming and trolling, there's always 4chan.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 26, 2019, 11:42:15 AM
So aside from my father needing to spend a day in hospital because of a head injury (nothing seems to have come of it)... yesterday one of his friends called the police after he was discharged from the hospital--and not in the "just walked out without permission" sense, they had me go to the hospital to make sure there was someone who'd be able to watch him carefully.

Why? Because she thought that I wouldn't be able to "look after him". Which is quite insulting on my capabilities, and also a completely ridiculous objection. It's an injury minor enough that the only thing required is observation. Not treating someone like they're incapacitated... >_>
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on January 26, 2019, 11:58:46 AM
So aside from my father needing to spend a day in hospital because of a head injury (nothing seems to have come of it)... yesterday one of his friends called the police after he was discharged from the hospital--and not in the "just walked out without permission" sense, they had me go to the hospital to make sure there was someone who'd be able to watch him carefully.

Why? Because she thought that I wouldn't be able to "look after him". Which is quite insulting on my capabilities, and also a completely ridiculous objection. It's an injury minor enough that the only thing required is observation. Not treating someone like they're incapacitated... >_>

That sounds like a shitty person.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 26, 2019, 12:00:08 PM
Well, she also got really angry with me and my brother (and he lives 400 miles away) for not worrying our heads off.

Or in his case, dropping everything to come visit.

Bearing in mind that the hospital stay was only ~24 hours.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on January 26, 2019, 12:15:43 PM
Wow, so less horrible and more crazy.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on January 26, 2019, 07:46:54 PM
So aside from my father needing to spend a day in hospital because of a head injury (nothing seems to have come of it)... yesterday one of his friends called the police after he was discharged from the hospital--and not in the "just walked out without permission" sense, they had me go to the hospital to make sure there was someone who'd be able to watch him carefully.

Why? Because she thought that I wouldn't be able to "look after him". Which is quite insulting on my capabilities, and also a completely ridiculous objection. It's an injury minor enough that the only thing required is observation. Not treating someone like they're incapacitated... >_>

And what did you observe? was it boring or exciting? Did he get up to anything...like crime fighting?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 26, 2019, 07:49:35 PM
I observed that he was tired yesterday after getting no sleep in hospital, and was less inclined to go for a long walk with the dog today--which is fair, because all the bruising has started to come through on the leg area.

So, no, nothing interesting or noteworthy.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on January 27, 2019, 06:44:38 PM
After 3 consecutive weeks of being given 0 hours at work, they scheduled me for a single shift that is twice as long as I'm comfortable for.

I get up early to do all my stretches, medication, etc. Eat a hearty breakfast across the street, walk in...

...and get told they don't need me.

At this point I really should have been upset, but I just took my "calm the fuck down" meds an hour before, so I shrug and go watch 2 movies in my work uniform, then leave.

Still in a pretty good mood, but I know I'm going to be SO nettled about this later.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on January 28, 2019, 03:56:55 PM
What'd I miss ?


I'm trying to work on my faults.
My kitty avatar is chuckling a happier version of  :pout
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on January 28, 2019, 05:55:49 PM
I wonder how hard it really is to become NORMAL

I guess i don't want to

This is the really bad part
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on January 28, 2019, 05:57:23 PM
I wonder how hard it really is to become NORMAL

I guess i don't want to

This is the really bad part

My disability is such a huge part of what makes me who I am that the idea of being normal terrifies me.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on January 28, 2019, 06:07:27 PM
I wonder how hard it really is to become NORMAL

I guess i don't want to

This is the really bad part

My disability is such a huge part of what makes me who I am that the idea of being normal terrifies me.

This^...I've gotten so used to being unable to work that I honestly don't know if I could get back into the groove of working.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on January 28, 2019, 06:17:53 PM
I wonder how hard it really is to become NORMAL

I guess i don't want to

This is the really bad part

My disability is such a huge part of what makes me who I am that the idea of being normal terrifies me.

I've got no idea what it's like to have an actual physical disability... But mentally, i just feel like almost nobody ever gets me...

I function in society alright, some might even say i'm successful... But i don't know. Sometimes i wish i'd fit in better.

But sometimes i feel that my weirdness is what makes me unique, dare i say, even what makes me somewhat successful.

I'm almost 100% onboard with my weirdness. It's like at 97%, but, sometimes, i still question everything.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on January 28, 2019, 08:13:21 PM
I may be suing work for discrimination and harassment.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on January 28, 2019, 09:34:11 PM
I may be suing work for discrimination and harassment.

Well good luck!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 31, 2019, 10:52:19 AM
I may be suing work for discrimination and harassment.
A long time coming I'd say.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: oslecamo on January 31, 2019, 12:09:43 PM
I wonder how hard it really is to become NORMAL

I guess i don't want to

This is the really bad part

My disability is such a huge part of what makes me who I am that the idea of being normal terrifies me.

I've got no idea what it's like to have an actual physical disability... But mentally, i just feel like almost nobody ever gets me...

I function in society alright, some might even say i'm successful... But i don't know. Sometimes i wish i'd fit in better.

But sometimes i feel that my weirdness is what makes me unique, dare i say, even what makes me somewhat successful.

I'm almost 100% onboard with my weirdness. It's like at 97%, but, sometimes, i still question everything.

"Normal" is a mask we wear in public so we can work as a society. In a way, basically everybody's roleplaying every day.

I may be suing work for discrimination and harassment.

Make them pay! :p
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on January 31, 2019, 04:37:40 PM
4th-ing  :thumb

I may be suing work for discrimination and harassment.

Go get 'em.
If a jury hears any of the stories you've posted 'round here, you'll have their sympathy.
Careful choosing your lawyer.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on February 03, 2019, 09:05:25 PM
It has now been determined that the racists fate and mine are intertwined.  Since we can't get along, one more complaint from or about either of us fires us both.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on February 03, 2019, 09:12:20 PM
It has now been determined that the racists fate and mine are intertwined.  Since we can't get along, one more complaint from or about either of us fires us both.

Wow, your workplace sucks...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on February 04, 2019, 03:42:25 PM
Wow that's a special kind of wrong.


My primary internet went down due to halon system discharging in the record cold.  Down 5 days.
My secondary internet is part of the comcast East coast total biff.  Down 5 days so far.
My tertiary internet ... geez.
I have one question about d&d, and I'm without 1000s people's 10,000+ hours of expertise = dark ages.
Like not even the Superbowl Game Of Thrones Bud Light commercial to cheer me up dark ages.
Give me pseudo-natural Dial-Up , or give me un-death !!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 04, 2019, 04:09:51 PM
You can AFFORD tertiary internet?

Around here having more than phone 4g + DSL basically puts you on the black market's organ donor list.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on February 04, 2019, 06:03:31 PM
Nope.  Can't afford.
I drove 30+ minutes just to catch up on reading.

Honestly, give me 3g with all graphics turned off = more than enough reading material.
But no database searching, no fast refresh etc.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on February 20, 2019, 04:55:07 PM
The government has noticed that I managed to hold an 8hr/week job at minimum wage for a few months, and has put my disability case under scrutiny, as well as demanding $1000 in backpay for SSI overpayments. Such is life.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 14, 2019, 02:37:26 AM
There's been a school shooting at a small city in São Paulo.

I predict the pundits will come out of the woodwork, as if the tragedy had not been bad enough...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on March 14, 2019, 03:47:02 AM
I got fired because business was too slow to justify my employment.  :banghead
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on March 14, 2019, 11:04:53 AM
We just opened a new movie theater here.  :smirk
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: SolEiji on March 15, 2019, 12:52:22 AM
I got fired because business was too slow to justify my employment.  :banghead

You have my sympathies.  :(
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 15, 2019, 05:46:36 PM
Job opening I REALLY wanted didn't want me, and I'm running out of time looking for jobs with a resumé so slim it looks like it was spit out by an Ethiopian word processor.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on March 16, 2019, 07:59:23 AM
My friend has spent more time in a mental hospital than out of it in the last few months. They have a toxic living situation and a toxic partner, and they are too broke from all the medical shit to get away from them. They haven't eaten more than a few bites of food over the last week, and can barely drink water without the stress-nausea overwhelming them.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on March 17, 2019, 04:39:10 PM
mass hugs for all  :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 07, 2019, 08:01:30 PM
I accidentally split some kid's brow open during mock battle today.

Gotta be more careful.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on April 30, 2019, 11:31:28 PM
Got hit by a truck today.  Car may be fucked but I feel ok so far.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 01, 2019, 01:16:42 AM
Holy shit. Was it your car or company car? I seem to recall there being a need to drive in your workplace.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on May 01, 2019, 05:24:45 PM
Got hit by a truck today.  Car may be fucked but I feel ok so far.

That totally sucks.
Don't assume you're OK.
Don't assume your Insurance (or the other guys) is on the up-and-up.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on May 02, 2019, 10:48:55 PM
Got hit by a truck today.  Car may be fucked but I feel ok so far.

Welcome to the club! I'm only 1 vehicle type away from a bingo. (I've currently collected the achievements for car, truck, bus, boat, and plane)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on May 06, 2019, 07:34:24 PM
Holy shit. Was it your car or company car? I seem to recall there being a need to drive in your workplace.

My car.  Adjuster comes to look at car tomorrow.  Not hurt tho.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on May 07, 2019, 04:03:49 PM

... Not hurt tho.

Good News !!

 :cheers  :psyduck  :drunk
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on May 13, 2019, 08:43:57 PM
It's totaled.  I have a lead on a replacement already, and if i get it in time for orientation a possible new job (the job seems super iffy tho).
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on May 26, 2019, 09:27:45 PM
So far this week a coworker has:

Stalked a client employee.

Refused to walk a fired employee out after it was requested.

And gone to the client HR with complaints instead of our companies HR.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on May 29, 2019, 07:40:14 PM
I've had 2 full-scale meltdowns (life-threatening amounts of strain) in as many days, countless "breakdowns" (nonlethal but extremely draining) and my support network is absent. One of them involved a violent outburst, luckily with enough presence of mind to put it into a wall instead of the person next to me.

The person who was supposed to be supporting me had their own personal emergency AS I was just starting to decompress in their arms, and I was literally the only person who could help them, and my values dictate that I couldn't say no, even though it was going to be at extreme personal cost mental health-wise. Having to "be strong" right after multiple meltdowns and aborting the healing process while I'm most vulnerable...If I didn't love them with all my heart I would be very angry and bitter right now.

There's no way that I could have in good conscience asked them to stay, and there was no way to let them go without also sacrificing myself since my van was needed to solve the emergency. Even if my conscience didn't demand it, their role as a support for me wasn't something they would be able to do while under that kind of stress.

I'm seriously considering a stint in the hospital. Part of my disability is that my physical systems tend to take the brunt of any uncontrolled stress due to muscle armoring and spasms.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on May 29, 2019, 07:45:59 PM
I'm worrying about you again.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on May 30, 2019, 02:27:50 AM
I'm seriously considering a stint in the hospital

I did a stint in the pysch ward of my hospital earlier this month (may) and it helped so much (honestly) it did since I jsut needed a break from everything and I made a friend who is also a fellow geek,even if she is married lol i may see if they would like to play a d20 modern game
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on May 31, 2019, 04:03:12 PM
You need a break?

You need a break.

Everybody needs a break sometime.

Most everybody pretends  :pout they  don't need a break, sometimes too long.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on May 31, 2019, 09:33:33 PM
You need a break?

You need a break.

Everybody needs a break sometime.

Most everybody pretends  :pout they  don't need a break, sometimes too long.

I consider "mental health days" as they are popularized in modern society as a gross perversion of the healing process that attempts to schedule healing as if it was earned vacation days. Scheduled mental health time is an acknowledgement of that cold quantification of "acceptable deviance". It's better than losing your job over a breakdown, but being a functional non-disruptive worker isn't the goal, it's just more internalized capitalism.

I am currently on a one-month hiatus from my responsibilities and social obligations. Thank god Oslecamo's game is running slowly enough that I can disappear for three to five days and nobody notices and then respond on a whim.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on June 01, 2019, 01:53:22 PM
REALLY small rant, but I wish I could find a good wireless controller for the PC with a decent battery. Stupid Xbox packs last NOTHING and cost a lot around here.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: linklord231 on June 29, 2019, 02:09:42 AM
Got new tires a week ago.  Today coming home from the girlfriend's house I hit a nail or something and got a flat.  In the rain.  On the highway. 
But I set a new record for fuel economy coming home, so that was neat. 
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on June 29, 2019, 02:49:10 PM
REALLY small rant, but I wish I could find a good wireless controller for the PC with a decent battery. Stupid Xbox packs last NOTHING and cost a lot around here.

Portable batteries, man. Cellphone chargers. You probably already have one. They work on controllers. I do this all the time.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on July 09, 2019, 11:39:21 PM
Pretty upset with how Kaiser is handling mental health services lately. After leaving me hanging for 6+ months last time I needed a therapist (they tried to outsource my therapy and I was told to wait for the 3rd party to assign me someone) they have fucked me over yet again. My therapist quit Kaiser due to excessive red tape making it hard to treat patients, but one of the last things she did was note that my symptoms had been particularly severe in the previous months and I needed a case worker assigned. Kaiser has apparently lost that instruction and I still have no replacement therapist months later.

It really does feel like they are entirely incapable of providing mental health services unless the person is either stable in the first place or dangerous enough to be institutionalized.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on July 09, 2019, 11:44:00 PM
Pretty upset with how Kaiser is handling mental health services lately. After leaving me hanging for 6+ months last time I needed a therapist (they tried to outsource my therapy and I was told to wait for the 3rd party to assign me someone) they have fucked me over yet again. My therapist quit Kaiser due to excessive red tape making it hard to treat patients, but one of the last things she did was note that my symptoms had been particularly severe in the previous months and I needed a case worker assigned. Kaiser has apparently lost that instruction and I still have no replacement therapist months later.

It really does feel like they are entirely incapable of providing mental health services unless the person is either stable in the first place or dangerous enough to be institutionalized.

Sad that in this day and age people still don't realize mental wellbeing is as important or even MORE important than physical health.

If you're not well in the mind, it leads to risk-taking and risk-seeking behavior, bad eating habits, lack of exercise and motivation, trouble sleeping and a host of other detrimental effects to overall health longterm.

Health Insurance probably would end up SAVING money if they increased coverage for mental problems.

It's just dumb. Maybe algorithms haven't advanced enough, they don't see the bigger picture and only advise insurance providers on short term monetar gains...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on July 10, 2019, 12:12:35 AM
I'm quite sure they see the big picture. If you've ever seen the minutes of a shareholder meeting it's pretty clear that they actively encourage NOT helping people get better because sick people are a continual revenue stream.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on July 10, 2019, 11:51:01 AM
I'm quite sure they see the big picture. If you've ever seen the minutes of a shareholder meeting it's pretty clear that they actively encourage NOT helping people get better because sick people are a continual revenue stream.

Insurers don't want sick people, though. I remember reading that the top 1% of sick people are responsible for over 80% of an insurance company's spending... The healthier you are, the more profitable you are for the insurance company, especially if what makes you healthy costs them zero... That's why i don't understand why many people over there have the same experience as you do. Why would insurance companies not cover things that cost less and can prevent bigger spending later? Seems dumb.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on July 12, 2019, 02:07:20 AM
I'm quite sure they see the big picture. If you've ever seen the minutes of a shareholder meeting it's pretty clear that they actively encourage NOT helping people get better because sick people are a continual revenue stream.

Insurers don't want sick people, though. I remember reading that the top 1% of sick people are responsible for over 80% of an insurance company's spending... The healthier you are, the more profitable you are for the insurance company, especially if what makes you healthy costs them zero... That's why i don't understand why many people over there have the same experience as you do. Why would insurance companies not cover things that cost less and can prevent bigger spending later? Seems dumb.

Insurance companies want SCARED people. The medical industry wants sick people. There was even an infamous picture from one of the industry seminars about how curing patients is an unsustainable business model but treating illnesses is printing money.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on July 28, 2019, 09:09:11 PM
When it rains it pours. I'm out of money, someone I love dearly is staying with me because they are suddenly homeless, and ANOTHER friend of mine's house just burned down with all their pets still inside.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on July 28, 2019, 09:13:20 PM
When it rains it pours. I'm out of money, someone I love dearly is staying with me because they are suddenly homeless, and ANOTHER friend of mine's house just burned down with all their pets still inside.

Holy crap!  I've been in the places of your friends but thankfully had no pets when my house burned down.  That's a hell of a lot to happen all at once.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on July 30, 2019, 10:44:37 PM
hugs  :hug :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on July 31, 2019, 06:57:49 PM
It's like we need a new smiley face, of the 3 Greek Fates but with a brick falling on them all.

Sounds like O Fortuna.
Hopefully it'll feel like Kay Starr's Wheel Of Fortune someday ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeIce5NsWKk
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 01, 2019, 09:23:01 PM
My mechanic didn't install my spark plugs right, so it misfired and I'm stranded until tomorrow. On the plus side, I bring my house with me everywhere so it's not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on August 02, 2019, 01:04:44 PM
wt(everloving)f
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 03, 2019, 02:04:02 AM
S'allright, they fixed it today. It runs beautifully now (as far as a 1989 chevys go).
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on August 06, 2019, 07:38:53 PM
 :D
Well ... after Strat killed all 24 posts, we know that spambot ... wasn't Caelic , or PLZ.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 12, 2019, 09:16:38 PM
What'd I miss?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on August 13, 2019, 05:27:48 PM
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 14, 2019, 07:58:22 PM
My SO had a full-blown psychotic break, thought they were the second coming of jesus, got hospitalized, and left with someone I don't know with explicit intention not to let anyone know where they are going.

All I have left is some of their clothing and a pile of delusional ramblings about teaching people the truth of the world.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on August 14, 2019, 08:08:35 PM
 :twitch

Wow.  ...  You normally have to go to Jerusalem for that trip.
Best of luck.  That's just nuts.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on August 14, 2019, 10:51:18 PM
.

All I have left is some of their clothing and a pile of delusional ramblings about teaching people the truth of the world.

Is it marketable? Can we make money off of it?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 14, 2019, 11:12:00 PM
.

All I have left is some of their clothing and a pile of delusional ramblings about teaching people the truth of the world.

Is it marketable? Can we make money off of it?

Doubt it. It's pretty much just "people need to stop being dicks" and "I don't know how linguistics works so I'm redefining words at random to support my arguments"
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 15, 2019, 02:51:29 AM
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 15, 2019, 02:52:24 AM
hugs for nyte  :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on August 15, 2019, 04:49:57 PM
What'd I miss?
A mildly not entertaining spammer, alas no catgirls.



2 driving stories.


I'm driving.
I may as well have been thinking of bhu's catgirls.
2 trucks are doing a rolling roadblock.
Truck B has his cruise control set +0.1 mph on Truck A
but Truck A is newer and has aero-skirts, so he holds his speed
up hills better.  This goes on for 10 miles.
Honestly I don't care, but traffic piles up behind me.
Some of that traffic is stupid, intentionally and dangerously.
I pull my left side of the lane sight blocking maneuver, with
slight speed variations, to get idiot off of texting on my bumper.
Truck B finally clears Truck A, but doesn't signal or pull in.
I clear Truck A a little tight for normal highway speeds.
I signal, punch it to get the cvt hybrid hampster wheel up
and finish the lane change, turning off the signal ...
While Truck B proceeds to signal and come over right on top of me.
< mirrors? I didn't know this truck had mirrors? >
I go in to Race mode.  I stab the brake hard with a slight hold
to scrub enough speed off to lose about 10' relative.
Truck A pulls his Jake Brake.  Idiot on my bumper nails his anti-locks.

I'm alive.  I check mirrors.
I signal back into the other lane, notice Truck A is off the jake,
and idiot is no longer texting.  Gather.
I move right within the lane, to right on the dashed white line.
With the new windshield wipers it's the hole just to the left of center.
Truck A notices the precision and decides to watch.
I buzz Truck B it's entire length with my right hand mirror within his operating space.
Eyes pinned to his left front wheel in case of attempted retaliation.
When I v e r y s l  o w l y clear Truck B, I signal into the lane and get off the highway.
The trucks continued to behave like they should have been, and the traffic jam cleared.


**


I'm driving.
Widow has a convertible that she fowls the plugs in, from lack of high temp driving.
Her mechanic told her someone needs to heat the car up.  She picks me.
Good pick.
I drive out to the boonies with the top down, and return. 
No drama.

In the corner of my eye where my glasses don't cover, I see movement.
I nail the anti-locks, smoking and multi chirps of the tires.
An enormous male black bear is loping at full speed, angled to the road.
It has a pick of 3 spaces in a hedge on the other side.
First pick he nails the front of the car, the car getting the worst of it.
Second pick he nails the windshield.
Third pick he goes right through the middle of the open convertible with me right there.
Luckily I had supernailed the brakes, and Luckily he sails by right in front of me.
I may have snagged some fur.
I didn't come to a complete stop to keep some speed just in case.

I start laughing.
I almost died by a bear.
That would have been awesome (except for the dead part).
I'm glad the bear is OK.

The widow is none the wiser.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 15, 2019, 05:39:59 PM
No catgirls you say? (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=19011.0)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on August 15, 2019, 06:18:29 PM
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 16, 2019, 03:07:04 PM
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

A text-based one?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 16, 2019, 03:55:57 PM
This board-based freeform game I was playing for the past... 6 years or so is coming to a close, more because of people leaving than anything else. I kinda ended up in charge of the whole thing, and I'm not going to be able to give it the ending it deserves.

I feel like I failed, somehow.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 19, 2019, 07:59:50 PM
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

Whatcha writin'?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on August 19, 2019, 08:19:18 PM
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

Whatcha writin'?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jFarVWXu9UNBo7e4PbWBg7F9I5OSj5ZLCpfwMeZhe_g/edit?usp=sharing You  can leave comments as you read, it's not the full story,since i'm working on the next chapter and haven't added it to the main body.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 21, 2019, 02:25:55 PM
Update on SO: They reappeared, they are apparently too unstable for whoever they were staying with and are about to be homeless. I have been informed by my family that I can't bring them back here. They are jobless and need almost-total isolation to function at all right now. They need psychiatric care, but they are vehemently opposed to it because "the rest of the world is the problem, they just have a low tolerance for how shitty things are", which is technically true (BPD and IED give them a hair-trigger), but still makes them the weak link.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on August 21, 2019, 02:41:01 PM
Cut bait, Do not reinvolve yourself with them on any scale.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on August 21, 2019, 02:51:27 PM
As someone with multiple exes with a wide range of mental and emotional issues, you can't help them if they aren't willing to do the work to get better.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 21, 2019, 03:24:07 PM
As someone with multiple exes with a wide range of mental and emotional issues, you can't help them if they aren't willing to do the work to get better.

As someone who has had those exes and BEEN that ex, I'm in agreement with you, but also recognize that unstable living conditions make it extremely hard to get any kind of help. Fact of the matter is that I have no resources to give, so it's just needless worry.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on August 23, 2019, 02:15:04 AM
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

Whatcha writin'?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jFarVWXu9UNBo7e4PbWBg7F9I5OSj5ZLCpfwMeZhe_g/edit?usp=sharing You  can leave comments as you read, it's not the full story,since i'm working on the next chapter and haven't added it to the main body.

Comment via pm?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on August 23, 2019, 05:26:06 AM
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

Whatcha writin'?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jFarVWXu9UNBo7e4PbWBg7F9I5OSj5ZLCpfwMeZhe_g/edit?usp=sharing You  can leave comments as you read, it's not the full story,since i'm working on the next chapter and haven't added it to the main body.

Comment via pm?
sure if you don't want google to randomly give you a name lol
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on September 02, 2019, 11:18:16 PM
Life's hard ya'll

Also don't do drugs they will warp your view of reality and you'll forever not be able to face everyday life the same way, and that includes alcohol
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 03, 2019, 01:32:35 AM
Life's hard ya'll

Also don't do drugs they will warp your view of reality and you'll forever not be able to face everyday life the same way, and that includes alcohol

On the other end of the spectrum, do drugs responsibly with the knowledge that they will do so, because getting out of your own perspective is extremely valuable when battling depression. Just be sure not to use it as a regular escape.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 03, 2019, 12:00:47 PM
And on the middle ground, find a way to escape reality that is not addictive.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 03, 2019, 05:33:14 PM
And on the middle ground, find a way to escape reality that is not addictive.

I think all of us can agree on the "addiction = bad news" front.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 03, 2019, 06:19:05 PM
Holy shit. Just talked wif old boss.

Holy shit I quit at the right time. The boss was working 18-20 hours a day sometimes, as everyone on third had quit and not been replaced. I wasn't there to tattle on them so no one was wearing uniforms or doing reports, or writing them wrong if they did them. One consisted entirely of the sentence "Po po on site." The psycho lady who used to be boss returned as a fill in, quit, and moved to Urbana. One of the other guards who became a fill in did so because I learned he told the client liaison "fuck you" and hung up on him. The guards let tow trucks on and off the lot without recording them for 2 weeks. The lady who befriended R_, who used to work where I do now, turned in two pages of complaints about the boss and the staff, and apparently refuses to do routes. Walking out violent employees is now common, but none are being recorded in the trespass book. Boss was getting yelled at because R_ and others kept reporting issues directly to client liaison. Bosses replacement is a 25 year old girl from a place an hour north of the site. Cars are being abandoned in the lot, and no one knows who is doing it or why.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on September 03, 2019, 06:58:16 PM
hack saw will make nice change of those cat'alitics yo
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 06, 2019, 03:29:46 AM
https://www.10tv.com/article/10tv-meteorologist-mike-davis-charged-child-pornography-2019-sep

holy shit this is my local weatherman
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 10, 2019, 01:39:16 PM
Tinypic is going out of business. Now my avie is gone and I can't find the original pic.  :bigeyes
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Skyrock on September 10, 2019, 02:59:40 PM
Tinypic is going out of business. Now my avie is gone and I can't find the original pic.  :bigeyes
The Wayback Machine has you covered (http://web.archive.org/web/20180205155625/http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=144)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on September 10, 2019, 04:00:27 PM
Yeah, I noticed Bhu * had gone all blurry.

This made me sad.


* i.e. Bhu's Avatar.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on September 10, 2019, 04:01:27 PM
And I noticed Prime32's avatar had gone all blurry.

This made my kitty avatar's Tail , especially sad.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on September 10, 2019, 06:10:41 PM
I'm trying to fix it now
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 11, 2019, 09:56:35 PM
Tinypic is going out of business. Now my avie is gone and I can't find the original pic.  :bigeyes
The Wayback Machine has you covered (http://web.archive.org/web/20180205155625/http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=144)

You, sir, are a god amongst men.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on September 11, 2019, 11:55:35 PM
Being bipolar sucks. I'm managing it, but goddamn do i have to take the stairs instead of the elevator on shit everytime, it's killing me. People that don't go through this shit have such an easier time, if only they knew what it was like... But i guess it's like when you never really think anything about how awesome it is to breathe with both nostrils unobstructed, and then you get a cold and suddenly you feel fucking horrible because you can't breathe properly. Only those who really walked these shoes will know how it is.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 12, 2019, 01:39:51 PM
Being bipolar sucks. I'm managing it, but goddamn do i have to take the stairs instead of the elevator on shit everytime, it's killing me. People that don't go through this shit have such an easier time, if only they knew what it was like... But i guess it's like when you never really think anything about how awesome it is to breathe with both nostrils unobstructed, and then you get a cold and suddenly you feel fucking horrible because you can't breathe properly. Only those who really walked these shoes will know how it is.

Brujon, far be it from me to make light of your pain. I know some people who are bipolar, have lived with some of them all my life. I can't say I know what it feels like, but I can certainly understand why they feel like shit when they do (when the hypo side hits it hits hard, and I'm no stranger to depression). Having to rein in your emotions is not easy for anybody, doubly so if you can't figure them out in the first place (case in point, me). What I can tell you, though: it does, eventually, get a little easier with practice and knowing what's wrong. Key thing to remember at those times is that they're momentary and they'll pass. They hurt like hell, but they'll pass. If you still feel like you can't handle them, put that bursting energy to something. Getting your mind off of itself helps.

I don't mean to come across like I'm giving you an easy answer or making light of your problems, far from it. I want you to know that I acknowledge your emotions and I'm merely trying to help you find a way to deal with them. Unfortunately, I also know that at those times hardly anything ever gets through. It sucks when the best you can do is tell someone to hang in there, but that's all that's within my power to do right now. I can't punch the sad out of people yet.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on September 13, 2019, 04:29:56 PM
Hey it takes real guts to come forward about Bipolar.

And it very much explains most previous self-medicating.

Welcome to the next phase of your life, janky transition and all.
{ ... insert friendly pat on the back smiley face ... }


Uh Kuroi, you've punched the sad out of quite a few people, yes you have.
 :thumb ... metaphorically and literarally.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 13, 2019, 08:02:26 PM
Wait, when was the last time I punched the sad out of people literally?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on September 16, 2019, 04:42:54 PM
You've punched the "sad" out of me ... with your litera-ry efforts.


Punch me more  <clap>
Punch me more  <clap>

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 16, 2019, 09:44:28 PM
That reminds me. At some point I gotta re-read Hamlet and re-watch G Gundam in order to finish writing G Hamlet.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on September 19, 2019, 05:35:28 AM
Hamlet with giant hams. 
And also robots.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 19, 2019, 11:53:11 PM
Note to self: create a superhero whose main nemesis is his own kidney stone.

Spent the whole day at the hospital today over that. Having it removed tomorrow, hopefully.

Can't wait for the doctors to examine the damn thing so I can find out how that happened, though early evidence suggests it's genetic.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on September 21, 2019, 06:40:11 AM
Save it.  Put it in a jar.  Claim its a burned out ioun stone you ate as a child.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on September 21, 2019, 02:46:38 PM
Kidney stone = mega ouch.  Hope it goes well.



Or the subplot line of "The Girl with All the Gifts".
The pre-baby evolved zombie, would eat it's way out
of your (ahem weenie filter) but you're semi-invulnerable
... so stand off.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 22, 2019, 08:33:21 PM
So as expected, it wouldn't come out, surgery time.

Surgery for that basically involves shoving a catheter up your urethra and blowing the damn thing up with lasers.

I should know in a week or two what the stone is made out of.

Also, protip if any of you ever undergoes the procedure: run a hot shower, hot as you can manage, and pee then after taking a hit of your painkiller of choice.

Turns out you can confuse your brain because the pain from peeing down a damaged urethra is signaled in terms of temperature. So you can fool your brain into thinking your pee is not as hot if there's hot water cascading down your back. Doesn't eliminate the pain but makes it ridiculously more manageable.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on September 24, 2019, 05:04:54 PM
So as expected, it wouldn't come out, surgery time.

Surgery for that basically involves shoving a catheter up your urethra and blowing the damn thing up with lasers.

I should know in a week or two what the stone is made out of.

Also, protip if any of you ever undergoes the procedure: run a hot shower, hot as you can manage, and pee then after taking a hit of your painkiller of choice.

Turns out you can confuse your brain because the pain from peeing down a damaged urethra is signaled in terms of temperature. So you can fool your brain into thinking your pee is not as hot if there's hot water cascading down your back. Doesn't eliminate the pain but makes it ridiculously more manageable.

And I was just going to eat some Sushi ...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 24, 2019, 06:25:36 PM
So as expected, it wouldn't come out, surgery time.

Surgery for that basically involves shoving a catheter up your urethra and blowing the damn thing up with lasers.

I should know in a week or two what the stone is made out of.

Also, protip if any of you ever undergoes the procedure: run a hot shower, hot as you can manage, and pee then after taking a hit of your painkiller of choice.

Turns out you can confuse your brain because the pain from peeing down a damaged urethra is signaled in terms of temperature. So you can fool your brain into thinking your pee is not as hot if there's hot water cascading down your back. Doesn't eliminate the pain but makes it ridiculously more manageable.

Wish I had known about this last time I had a bacterial infection.
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Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 24, 2019, 07:39:44 PM
I KNOW, RIGHT?! How come my doctor didn't volunteer that helpful little piece of advice?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on September 25, 2019, 06:17:23 PM
Goddamn it all

Life has a way of sucking donkey balls sometimes
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 25, 2019, 07:45:29 PM
Goddamn it all

Life has a way of sucking donkey balls sometimes

And it doesn't even get to the moneyshot.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: brujon on September 25, 2019, 08:16:43 PM
Goddamn it all

Life has a way of sucking donkey balls sometimes

And it doesn't even get to the moneyshot.

Thanks, i loled  :lmao
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 25, 2019, 08:44:28 PM
Anytime, my man.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: KellKheraptis on October 12, 2019, 11:29:46 PM
https://www.10tv.com/article/10tv-meteorologist-mike-davis-charged-child-pornography-2019-sep

holy shit this is my local weatherman

Catching up on the thread, this reminded me of a crazy revelation the other night.  My best friend from high school got 10 years for something similar.  He never struck me as the type to be into kiddie shit, and the case notes are sketchy as all hell.  Given how I had to search for him to dig it up (I hadn't heard from him in a while, and was getting worried he'd had an accident akin to his brother - they both were daredevils and he was my training partner for a decade or more in several martial arts, so entirely plausible he'd made one jump too many he couldn't stick the landing on) and his family and ALL of my other friends that were also friends with him hadn't said a PEEP on social media, I'm really suspicious of how it played out.

Still not sure what to make of it, but wanted to get that off my chest.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on October 13, 2019, 04:29:40 PM
Still not sure what to make of it, but wanted to get that off my chest.

If it helps any, there are a surprising number of pedophiles in the world. It's hard to get numbers since self-reporting is extremely rare, but it's estimated to be ~5%

Everyone who plays D&D knows what 5% looks like, it's a 1/20 chance. Paraphilias get weird and disturbing, and western society simultaneously pushes "stranger danger" while also insisting that people with paraphilias are extreme outliers that should be put down for the safety of the rest of society. I'm not saying it should be accepted, but acknowledging the statistical prevalence of a paraphilia aids in accurately addressing it effectively.

Disclaimer because it's almost always necessary when this topic is brought up: I do not endorse any paraphilia that causes harm. Minors/Animals/etc cannot consent or choose what constitutes harm so the broadest definition must be used in order to ensure their safety.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on October 13, 2019, 09:47:07 PM
i enjoyed Louis C.K.'s bit on the subject.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Raineh Daze on October 13, 2019, 11:12:58 PM
Which is?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on October 13, 2019, 11:42:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Fy8zVp63w
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 14, 2019, 10:38:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Fy8zVp63w

Disturbing, perhaps, but no less true for it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: RedWarlock on October 14, 2019, 07:48:29 PM
The thing to keep in mind with any borderline kink or fetish, there are folks who live with it, but don't act on it, either only doing things for themselves in private, or having other kinks which they try to associate more with, or even trying to use counseling to break from it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 15, 2019, 01:09:36 AM
Unfortunately, even for relatively tame kinks practiced by two consenting adults, people don't get that it's just how their brains are wired, and they end up attaching a moral judgement to it.

Or in so many other words, which are quite possibly wrong, there are perverts out there who give the rest of us a bad name.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on October 15, 2019, 06:19:21 AM
There was a 4.7 earthquake tonight a mile from my house. It broke one of my favorite wall decorations and threatened to collapse my entire office (the room actually swayed a bit). I've been up all night not wanting to remove my shoes in case I needed to GTFO.  :shakefist
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 15, 2019, 11:10:35 AM
Holy freaking shit, are you okay? Sorry to hear about your office, man.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on October 15, 2019, 06:33:19 PM
Holy freaking shit, are you okay? Sorry to hear about your office, man.

Other than being under-rested I'm fine. This kind of thing comes with the territory living in California. There's a acceptance of the impending threat of catastrophic earthquakes that is sort of baked into the psyche of anyone who is born here. Unlike most other natural disasters, earthquakes just kind of interrupt your day without warning, so you either pick up the stuff that gets knocked over or evacuate, depending on severity.

I actually felt more stressed about the thieves who broke into a bunch of cars right next to where I was parked outside the local gaming store. They drove up, smashed some car windows, looted, then drove off. My van is a HUGE target for that kind of thing so my blood ran cold watching the security footage.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on October 15, 2019, 10:20:12 PM
They just keep coming! A 5.0 a bit south of here, and a little rumbler just now.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 16, 2019, 02:54:35 PM
Will SOMEBODY tell Poseidon to cool his tits?!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on October 16, 2019, 04:08:49 PM

... This kind of thing comes with the territory living in California. There's a acceptance of the impending threat of catastrophic earthquakes that is sort of baked into the psyche of anyone who is born here. Unlike most other natural disasters, earthquakes just kind of interrupt your day without warning ...

You know what they call a 3.7 earthquake in NoCal ?

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Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on October 17, 2019, 05:36:05 PM
KellK yeah that is about as serious as it gets.
I don't think it's your job to know what to say, when something like this gets plopped into your lap.
It's no surprise your friends were being quiet about it -- reasonable and normal reaction
... but ... this NOT being quiet, is the better thing to do.

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 13, 2019, 07:49:09 AM
So as you guys may or may not remember, I had a kidney stone back near the end of September, which we're still not sure is radioactive.

Yesterday I had a follow-up procedure to remove the sheath they put in my kidney to prevent it from clamping up.

I spent the entirety of the night fighting the urge to strangle random people at the hospital THAT DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF SILENCE.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on November 15, 2019, 03:23:55 PM
My emergency van repairs (brakes went out while driving due to a fluid leak) put me at -$600. My contract job coming up just called and said they are cutting the hours down by a full day, putting the pay down to $500. I was REALLY depending on that money, as I currently possess $2 and some loose change and that has to carry me for the rest of this month. I still haven't bought groceries and I'm working off the same tank of gas from last month. Looks like I'm going to be fasting for more than just health reasons this time around >.>
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on November 15, 2019, 06:08:10 PM
Ugh, I worry about you.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on November 16, 2019, 10:36:53 PM
Ugh, I worry about you.

That makes two of us. The brakes went out again on the highway AFTER the repair and I stopped about 3 inches from the bumper of the guy in front of me. I'm officially not allowed to drive this thing faster than residential speeds until it's confirmed fixed.  :shakefist
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on November 18, 2019, 01:44:37 AM
Trasmission appears to be fucked or something. I took it downtown to go for a relaxing walk around the thrift shops with my partner and when we got back we couldn't get it to move. 3+ hours of tow truck bullshittery later, I'm going to bed.  :shakefist

Now that I've had a nap, I can even this out with some appreciation:

Thanks tow truck dudes, you did your best when regulations were really fucking with us both. (height limits, etc)
Thanks partner, you were super chill about the entire experience.
Thanks nearby bar, you made me a specialty drink that my liver can tolerate that was warm and comfortable. (Hot Toddy replacing the whisky with gin and the honey with simple syrup, add a lemon and it tastes like a mildly alcoholic hot lemon tea. Very soothing.)
Thanks MinMax, y'all have been great to me lately and the extra work you ordered from me has smoothed things out enough that I'm not in danger of a depressive spiral over the stress.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on November 19, 2019, 05:01:52 PM
ugh that sucks

If you're lucky, there's an easy problem with the transmission.
Sometimes when you park the van, you'll lock the steering and it takes some fiddling to get it to unlock.
An automatic transmission can do the same if you don't work the brake pedal + shifter perfectly.
IF you're lucky that's all it is, and it's just a screwdriver turn to unlock to fix it.
If ... you're lucky.
Heck the owner's manual might even have a (slightly byzantine) procedure to do it yourself.
IFF

Good luck.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 20, 2019, 02:56:25 PM
Glad taking some time out helped, Nyte. With a little luck things should be approaching some levels of reasonability in no time.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on November 20, 2019, 04:44:42 PM
One round of troubleshooting later, we have determined that the back brakes have locked up. Tomorrow morning we attempt to fix.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: KellKheraptis on November 30, 2019, 05:41:11 PM
So we just had a massive Thanksgiving fight within the family.  Fiancee's daughter came over Friday blowing up that she didn't get invited all after seeing a pic of someone we've taken in and her together from Thanksgiving.  Daughter is 25 with two kids of her own, for reference.  She also has been told she's welcome to come over any time - kinda didn't think she NEEDED a graven invitation?  She seems to think she's being replaced by the kid we took in, and as soon as she mentioned something about it, the rest of my fiancee's kids piled on, despite it having no basis in fact or reality.  I'm || to unloading on her, as the entire time my fiancee has been doing EXACTLY what all of us agreed was best for her, which was recovering and laying low, and she just got her ass chewed out (which is not good for her lipoma on her fucking brain) for doing EXACTLY that.

Any ideas?  I'm seriously about to let her kids have a piece of my mind, and maybe also kindly let them know that the only person who REALLY suffers from their false assumptions is me for getting to deal with the flack from both sides.  And I am also 100% positive that if anything else happens between now and the next few days, this will be a moot point, as I WILL unload on everyone.

I can only play mediator for so long before I lose my shit, you know?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on November 30, 2019, 07:15:13 PM
the thing that stands out to me is Fiancee

basically its an adult who has a relationship w. your advanced gf. so not a lot of room for your input, that would be well received.... imo

also, factor the crazy in for the long term.... my harsh 2c is jump ship... the crazy wont just 'get better'
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: KellKheraptis on November 30, 2019, 08:20:04 PM
the thing that stands out to me is Fiancee

basically its an adult who has a relationship w. your advanced gf. so not a lot of room for your input, that would be well received.... imo

also, factor the crazy in for the long term.... my harsh 2c is jump ship... the crazy wont just 'get better'

Fiancee is a legal term in this case - we've been together for 13 years, were married, divorced, realized we still wanted to be together, and here we are.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on December 01, 2019, 06:10:17 AM
Yeah, thats a horse of a different color

in that case, i'd formally disinvite crazy from future activities until they get uncrazy.

but, again... im a bit harsh n ymmv
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 01, 2019, 04:42:40 PM
For reference, how old is the kid you took in? :???
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: KellKheraptis on December 01, 2019, 06:12:15 PM
For reference, how old is the kid you took in? :???

Same age as our youngest approximately - 17.  Her mother is two states away and almost unreachable, and her father doesn't even have a place - he approved as well and is over regularly.  Basically she was put in a situation where it was either interrupt her schooling and try to find her mother in CO, or find someplace local to finish the year.  Her dad was on board, we'd always told both of them they are welcome here, so we took her in.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on December 02, 2019, 04:52:37 AM
yeah, the 25 yo who is jealous of the homeless 17yo, needs calibrated.  :banghead
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 02, 2019, 09:20:02 AM
yeah, the 25 yo who is jealous of the homeless 17yo, needs calibrated.  :banghead

Yes and no... I went through something similar, my dad adopted a baby when I was 20. The feeling of rejection does happen. To this day, I still have a semi-awkward relationship with the fact - he's a great kid though and I've always loved children, which helped me smooth things over and build a relationship with him. That said, I managed to process things with relative ease because, among other things, I knew that his wife (he had been divorced from my mom for over a decade at the time and remarried) had always wanted a kid, but they'd had a miscarriage at one point and she was past menopause, so I could easily rationalize that the adoption was the next logical step and my dad wasn't doing that to hurt me.

With that being said, it sounds like the situation is less "adoption" and more "letting someone else's kid stay at your home", especially with said kid's dad being still in the picture and visiting often. I'm thinking there's something more complicated behind this. Her own kids probably piled on in support of their mother because the way they see it, if their mom is hurting because of it, it needs to be attacked (I've seen both myself and my sister in this kind of situation before). Mind you, I'm not saying any of them is remotely right in what they did, what I'm saying is that their behavior is coming from a different place and that they themselves will end up regretting it once they realize what it is.

Now for the bad news. Given that your fiancee is dealing with something extremely dangerous for her health, it IS going to fall on you to defuse the whole thing. (Ideally this would involve psychiatric aid, someone else to act as a mediator between the two of you.) And for that to work, you're going to need to NOT unload on her, or her kids, and be not only the bigger but far more mature of the two. Talking about it IS likely to trigger a whole lot of feelings that she isn't prepared for and that might turn to anger, but the way to work with it is to deflect and deflate her arguments slowly and calmly so she gets at the real root of the issue. You might even realize partway through the conversation what the real problem is. It DOES take a lot of patience to do this, so you'll need some time to cool off and process your own feelings towards this situation before you should even try. Assuming you can pull it off, she will talk to her kids herself about this and all of them will eventually apologize to your fiancee and the kid you guys took in. But, again, wait for some time to cool things off. If confronted, tell them that's exactly where you're at - trying to make sure you're being the fairest to everyone in this situation, themselves included.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 02, 2019, 05:03:08 PM
Lipoma on the brain , is way more important than 25 y.o. feeling feelings.

2nd-ing the cool down.


It's a weird way to signal it, but I'd bet the 25 y.o. half wanted / half needed, a more precise and formal Thanksgiving "P"-lan.  Meaning do that for X-mas ; i.e. Hey lets get together, isn't good enough, rather Hey lets get our calendars out and semi-micromanage it this time, would actually work better.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 03, 2019, 03:43:40 PM
Van Update: We found the root cause: The Proportioning Valve was stuck and needed replacing. This part has been discontinued for a decade or more, so getting one meant trusting a random Ebay seller with almost $80 for a single small part. The shop isn't going to quote me a price until they find out how much labor is going to be involved in getting the old one removed (since it has been firmly attached for 30 years) and they are already trying to bleed me dry as it is. At least I'm not much of a christmas person, as participation in gift exchange feels vaguely coercive and stressful.

Edit: They gouged me another $500 for the repair job. If Christmas wasn't cancelled before, it sure as hell is now.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on December 07, 2019, 06:24:21 AM
Ouch.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 10, 2019, 10:28:03 PM
THE SAGA CONTINUES

I was on my way to a week-long job out of town (after having driven it as normal for the last few days to make sure it was working properly) and THE BRAKES WENT OUT AGAIN WHILE I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY. :shakefist

This is TWICE now I've almost died due to negligent repairs. I'm now (mostly) stranded outside my jobsite, but the good news is that I don't need to leave here till Friday, so it's time to hunt for a local mechanic.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 11, 2019, 01:15:57 PM
I smell State-assisted lawsuit.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 11, 2019, 03:56:27 PM
I smell State-assisted lawsuit.

Mechanics in the US are liable for the quality of the exact work they perform, not the repercussions of that work on related parts. Unless the specific part they replaced fails, it's not their problem, even if they should have noticed an eminent danger when they fixed it. They refused to source the part so there is no warranty on the part either, just the work. They can also strongarm you when your vehicle is broken by charging you for every day the vehicle remains in the shop as a "storage" fee, so unless you pay to tow it elsewhere ASAP you are pressured to accept whatever they demand. Also, quotes aren't exact values, only an estimate of time, so they can charge upwards of 3x the quote without any recourse.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 11, 2019, 04:31:55 PM
From the smell of it, you've looked into it already. My sister's gone through a similar issue with a motorcycle she bought, brand new, and the transmission failed her -twice- when she was in the middle of traffic, which could have gotten her killed. Currently the damn thing is the object of a lawsuit, and they're arguing anything from 'unforeseeable circumstances' to her being a bad driver.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 11, 2019, 09:35:18 PM
I had my mechanic friend do basic maintenance and when the brakes wouldn't bleed properly I brought it in to be inspected. They found that the master cylinder had a leak and needed to be replaced, so I paid out of pocket for that. They signed off on it but said that the brake error light had tripped because my proportioning valve had stuck, but was assured that it may unstick itself if I drive it as normal. I did so and the brakes gave out, then locked up. My mechanic friend examined it, found both rear cylinders were stuck pressurized and replaced them both. The new ones immediately repressurized as well. We gave up and sent it back to the shop where they said "yeah, the proportioning valve balances pressure between front and back brakes, we told you it was stuck". Note that they told me to drive on it anyway, and neglected to tell me the function of the valve other than "it trips the error light". Cue them refusing to source the part because it is too old, and me having to provide an unwarrantied part and pay them $500 to install it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 12, 2019, 09:07:38 AM
...isn't that tantamount to tricking the client?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 12, 2019, 11:39:29 AM
...isn't that tantamount to tricking the client?

Apparently giving offhand advice on a part they didn't personally work on doesn't involve professional ethics >.>
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 12, 2019, 12:05:09 PM
No, I'm pretty sure if they tell you "it will work itself out driving" and then the part breaks down BECAUSE you drove as you were told, and then they charge you for it, that's tricking you.

Even if it isn't covered by a mechanic's code of ethics (they have one of those?), it's just acting in bad faith.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on December 12, 2019, 12:49:24 PM
Professional ethics are a general thing, there isn't a mechanic code of ethics specifically.

The issue is that Nytemare has shitty mechanics.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 12, 2019, 04:11:09 PM
The issue is that Nytemare has shitty mechanics.

The pool of mechanics who have a lift, can fit my vehicle, and aren't going to gouge me is not terribly large. That said, I found one near my work site who's only charging ~$50 for to inspect it and putting it towards a repair if he figures it out.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on December 12, 2019, 09:10:32 PM
If you had moved down here I could have helped.  :P

Good luck!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 14, 2019, 04:39:37 AM
The new part was faulty. Possibly fixable with strong epoxy, but more likely needs replacing outright.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 14, 2019, 10:00:10 AM
Sweet merciful Jebus, man. I haven't seen this many continuous rotten events in one's life since bhu.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 14, 2019, 09:26:24 PM
Sweet merciful Jebus, man. I haven't seen this many continuous rotten events in one's life since bhu.

Man, this is just the ones I feel comfortable talking about with y'all. There's an undercurrent of health complications I stopped talking about to anyone and legal trouble from living in an area where my existence is illegal.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 15, 2019, 12:12:53 AM
I'm so sorry to hear it.  :bigeyes

*sends MASSIVE hugs your way*
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 15, 2019, 02:17:20 PM
Yeah.

Hugs.

You need 'em.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 16, 2019, 10:44:40 AM
Well, that and money, but hugs are free and I got no money.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on December 17, 2019, 09:24:34 PM
Well, that and money, but hugs are free and I got no money.

It's the worst feeling when you start to get bitter because people around you care enough to wish you well, but nobody has the resources to pull you out of your predicament, and it starts to feel hollow and you push away the people around you because being gracious about the kindness shown gets exhausting because the kindness does nothing on its own after a while and just reminds you how fucked you are.

That said, I DO appreciate you wishing me well.

Silver Lining: My estranged father visited unannounced and gave me $50 for christmas. Thanks for the food money pops.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 18, 2019, 03:47:42 PM
Well, that and money, but hugs are free and I got no money.

It's the worst feeling when you start to get bitter because people around you care enough to wish you well, but nobody has the resources to pull you out of your predicament, and it starts to feel hollow and you push away the people around you because being gracious about the kindness shown gets exhausting because the kindness does nothing on its own after a while and just reminds you how fucked you are.

That said, I DO appreciate you wishing me well.

Silver Lining: My estranged father visited unannounced and gave me $50 for christmas. Thanks for the food money pops.

I can understand the feeling. Thanks to my country demanding 150 dollars for a freakin' Kickstarter campaign reward I'm out of cash to hand out. Look me up on Februrary though.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on December 23, 2019, 03:30:40 PM
Needed some window cleaner.
Went to el cheapos down the street.

Utterly bedraggled cashier looks like she's about to cry and keel over.
Me:  Don't worry , Christmas is almost over.
Her:  I know, thank God.

As I walk away, I remember my late 90 year old grandmom.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on January 22, 2020, 11:16:01 PM
So one of the guards I work with got caught watching the Lingerie Football League on the work PC.  His defense was "It's not a sexual thing, I just like watching them hit each other.  They're worse than the men are."

I peeked at the history of stuff he searched for

"LFL sexiest highlights"

Sigh...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 23, 2020, 09:03:01 AM
Ah, yes... people who are stupid enough to not know that shit's recorded...

Excuse me while I go clean up my browser history real quick
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on January 23, 2020, 04:54:55 PM

... Lingerie Football League ...

Dude says :  "But but but"

Corp-o-cop says :  "Exactly."
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on January 26, 2020, 03:52:39 PM
**

google :  " Wuhan Coronavirus "
... of whatever is your favorite news source.
They shut down all travel to and from, and mass transit with the CDC's objection.
It's a very big city of 11 million where Chicago is 9 on twice the land.

I went to buy a basic flu mask box.
They were out. 
Counter girl says there's a shortage.
I say you mean Wuhan? 
She flinched at Wuhan like it was the magic word, and said they told us not to say anything. 

calling Doctor PhaedrusXY ?!

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 26, 2020, 08:18:28 PM
Wait... You live in China, awake?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on January 27, 2020, 05:11:09 PM
Thankfully no (in this case).

Daniel Boone boon-docks, Pennsyl-tucky as it's recently coined.


Granpa went to the dentist, they were all masked which hadn't happened before.

Hong Kong protesters wrecked an isolation treatment center.  That seems quite a bad choice.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on January 28, 2020, 03:10:46 PM
Hong Kong is closing some of it's connections to mainland China.

Wuhan's ~governor said some 5 million people exited before the closure.

Students that left for US college Spring semesters seem to be solidly + safely in front of the infection wave.  So that's some good news.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on January 29, 2020, 03:38:10 PM
My roommate is trying to quit smoking. They have BPD and are on shaky ground on the best of days. We are very low on weed, which would be the best way to smooth both of these things out. Ugh.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on January 30, 2020, 04:33:27 PM
Good luck.

Running low on self-medicating is rough ...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: KellKheraptis on February 08, 2020, 02:35:22 PM
I have reached a new level of trying to contain the nonstop stress from gaslighting ignorance that I am once again self-medicating as above.  I swear, the next one that pops off is going to get the A Cookbook's version of "gaslighting"  :shakefist :shakefist :shakefist :banghead :banghead :banghead

Where's my bowl...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on February 12, 2020, 05:06:33 PM
One of my reliable indicators of Agit Prop Volume success, went off.

To counter, here's an actual science based approach :
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/02/harvard-expert-says-coronavirus-likely-just-gathering-steam/

... still, not exactly good news.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: KellKheraptis on February 13, 2020, 09:07:52 PM
One of my reliable indicators of Agit Prop Volume success, went off.

To counter, here's an actual science based approach :
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/02/harvard-expert-says-coronavirus-likely-just-gathering-steam/

... still, not exactly good news.

ADM, I recall you mentioning you're on Linux.  Have you ever thought about using something like TAILS to bypass the weenie filter, or is it at the ISP level?  Even so, a nice locked down VPN might do wonders if you're not on one already.  Figured I'd ask!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on February 13, 2020, 11:42:10 PM
Not a rant, but definitely not a positive overall...

Today my dad and uncle put my grandpa in a care center.  Said grandpa is about to turn 93.  Grandpa's lived in this house for 55 years, and the reaction my dad said grandpa had when he realized he was being placed in the care center...  He apparently didn't say anything, but he was furious.

I know the caretakers see this sort of thing all the time and that they're capable (though probably a bit understaffed like a lot of medical places in the US) but I've suddenly got a bad feeling and felt the need to share.  I hope my grandpa is able to be taken care of, and also gets the socializing he needs since he is a very social person and we here at home really can't do much.

I'm crying and the house feels weird (lived here for about 26 years now).
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 14, 2020, 11:47:00 AM
Wow, that is MASSIVE degrees of suck, Jack.  :hug :hug :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on February 14, 2020, 05:11:26 PM
Hugs for Jack.

Yeah it sucks

... your Grandpa must be a tough ol' proto-c.o.-er to make it all the way to 93.

Ask him about old relatives and stories from his childhood, while you still got time.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on February 14, 2020, 05:22:49 PM
One of my reliable indicators of Agit Prop Volume success, went off.

To counter, here's an actual science based approach :
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/02/harvard-expert-says-coronavirus-likely-just-gathering-steam/

... still, not exactly good news.

ADM, I recall you mentioning you're on Linux.  Have you ever thought about using something like TAILS to bypass the weenie filter, or is it at the ISP level?  Even so, a nice locked down VPN might do wonders if you're not on one already.  Figured I'd ask!

LInux + Firefox, option for Chrome, the tech guys are iffy, the real tech guys are in Canada, it's complicated, I have no particular say so (or not really).

Sometime someday yeah I might just try something like what you posted.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on March 10, 2020, 06:35:04 PM
We all had a shot, but the ramp up in test kits just wasn't there.
As in Italy, get ready to hunker down.

https://twitter.com/MarkJHandley/status/1237144386569416712/photo/1

Since they don't have enough test kits, people with some (!) symptoms are NOT tested.
https://www.kold.com/2020/03/07/tell-mel-pima-county-patients-turned-away-covid-testing/

Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on March 11, 2020, 11:26:19 AM
They don't have enough test kits because a certain fucking imbecile doesn't want the infected count to go up and make "his" stock market go down.  And cut all the jobs responsible for dealing with this shit.  Because reasons.

Wash those hands, because we don't have any Clerics high enough level for Cure Disease.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on March 11, 2020, 05:28:41 PM
Yeah it really is sad.

South Korea and British Columbia started making their own test kits back in late January.
Fast forward to the genetic sequencing of Covid-19 virus SARS-CoV-2, and it turns out to have been circulating in Washington state a full 6 weeks ago.

B.C. and Wash are right next door ... there's a small part of Washington that you can't get to without drive through B.C.
What the duh ... couldn't a halfling burglar filch a test at a watering hole, on the way back to the ~shire ?!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 12, 2020, 11:31:28 AM
Guys, I get that everyone is concerned about that virus, but here's two things to keep in mind.

1) Wash those hands, stop touching your face, and keep calm. Probably the most important one. People are freaking out over how contagious this is, but they forget that the remission rate is actually pretty damn high. This is yet another airborne virus that puts people with low immunities at risk. You guys remember H1N1? That was the last time I got sick with something like that, and it was at a time that my immunity was tanking pretty bad. And if I survived it, so can you.

2) The whole world is coordinating on this. It won't be long before a cure is found, but by then we will have other stuff on our plate. Previous epidemics of measles and the like could have been significantly more devastating. Don't buy into the fear. Just make sure your elder and child-aged loved ones drink plenty of OJ and follow step one, okay?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on March 12, 2020, 10:14:37 PM
The Cannuks may already have a vaccine, but its in early testing.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on March 13, 2020, 03:36:11 PM
Kuroimaken good stuff.
#1 is spot on.
#2 is ... well ... is Trump coordinating with anyone other than his Golf Courses?
I'm sure the news has made the rounds, that the diplomat next to Trump in the brown "Make Brazil Great Again" hat, tested positive.  And Bolsanaro.

This guy has a batch of graphics just like this one on his Twitter.  USA is 11 days behind Italy.  Brazil is 20.  That's bad, really bad.  Like heartsick bad.
https://twitter.com/MarkJHandley/status/1237928506367016962/photo/1
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 13, 2020, 06:39:05 PM
We've been averaging 32-36º Celsius days out here (that's 89-97 F for you yanks out there) in spite of Fall being right around the corner, heatwave is supposed to end on Sunday, and then temperatures are supposed to plummet.

Bolsonaro has supposedly taken two tests so far, one was positive, the other was negative, so.

Though it kinda begs the question. Bolsonaro and Trump are both hated as public figures. If one infects the other with Corona, will either be praised?  :lol

EDIT: Oh, and in non-viral-related news, my sister has decided to throw one of her famous epic tantrums and make my life miserable once again, by ransoming our relationship as usual. I told her in no uncertain terms that I am no longer moved by her tears. Not when they come from where they are. I can't let her manipulate me anymore.

I do feel bad for my mom, though. She can't stand seeing me and her at odds, it breaks her heart. Oh, and the reason for her tantrum?

She disagreed with the way I put songs into the mp3 player she bought for our ailing father, in spite of me paying for a charger, an SD card AND a headphone it did not come with.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on March 14, 2020, 03:28:34 PM
Huh.  Life does go on, doesn't it?

Be safe everybody.

My primary internet is being shut down for 3 weeks.
My secondary internet is zeroing local and distance access. 
Granpa heard from a colleague in SKorea.  Their universities are going strictly on-line, but don't have enough bandwidth for all the students.  Presumably this is or will be happening everywhere.
(and so I'm a small potatoes casualty)
My tertiary internet is defacto read-only.

My brother works for a FEMA subcontractor, and they're going totally remote.  That's FEMA shutting itself down. 
(I do realize this is the most possible music-to-their-ears for certain political types)


So long fare well I need a sane good by-ye
Adieu adieu to you and you (but not you-ou)
My kitty avatar says good bye to you
My kitty avatar's Tail says good bye too.

 :sobbing  :hug  :backtotopic
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on March 15, 2020, 01:08:45 AM
come back soon!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on March 19, 2020, 12:25:37 AM
Yay earthquake!

5.7 quake here in Salt Lake City.  I'm good, my work was good, but there are plenty of people who had a bad time...
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on May 11, 2020, 08:12:59 AM
I have been sorting cards on Tabletop Simulator for the last week. Tonight while tired and on autopilot I hit overwrite instead of load, saving a blank table over all my hard work. Steam cloud naturally saved this change immediately, and this laptop has no rollback function for user files.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on May 12, 2020, 04:20:42 PM
My grandma has had 3 strokes and I'm planning on visiting her in a couple of weeks because this is probably the last chance I'll have.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on May 12, 2020, 08:36:15 PM
My grandma has had 3 strokes and I'm planning on visiting her in a couple of weeks because this is probably the last chance I'll have.

Oof. Thanks for putting mine in perspective. Be safe, value your time <3
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on May 12, 2020, 08:56:06 PM
damng it, sorry.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on May 12, 2020, 09:50:48 PM
Yeah, today has been.....emotional.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 13, 2020, 02:58:26 PM
*big hugs for nans*
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on May 13, 2020, 08:51:55 PM
Hugs for Nan!  :hug :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on May 13, 2020, 09:55:16 PM
Thanks everyone.   :love
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on May 25, 2020, 10:51:15 PM
My grandpa died on the 22nd from Alzheimer's.  He was 93 and served in WW2.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on May 26, 2020, 06:05:02 AM
Sorry
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 31, 2020, 02:41:31 PM
My grandpa died on the 22nd from Alzheimer's.  He was 93 and served in WW2.

My condolences.

May the good memories ever warm your heart whenever you remember him.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on June 03, 2020, 11:35:16 AM
This is a review I did for a Dr. Welsh in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Tried to find out about an appointment my ex set up for my son, they wouldn't tell me anything, so I tried to cancel it, but they said I had to talk to my ex (we have split custody).  So I said I'd talk to my lawyer ("You do that!').  Next day I show up, with my son, and have him explain that he doesn't want the operation his mom set up for him (He's 11), explain what part of the divorce decree my lawyer pointed out this was violating, then ask what I can do.  The receptionist rudely tells me that I need to get my lawyer to talk to their supervisor.  So I did.  Later, I get a hateful call from the supervisor "thanks to you the appointment has been cancelled!  I don't appreciate you showing up and threatening my employees.  If you show up here again, I will have you arrested!"  She then reiterates that I am not welcome there and she will call the cops "And you can tell your lawyer that!"  I will be letting all my friends know this is not where they want to do there business.

They hid my review on Google.  Spread the word everywhere you can.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on June 03, 2020, 04:05:09 PM
Hugs for  Jack and Psy   :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on June 14, 2020, 08:12:03 PM
Hugs for the triple stack of Jack + Psy + Bhu.


Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on June 15, 2020, 04:26:36 PM
I'm at the mechanic's shop getting work done before the maintenance becomes emergency repairs, and I'm rather upset with the cost. A little over $2,000 for a bunch of suspension work, and they STILL didn't have time to replace the bushings. They said those are good for another year, but I would have much preferred they got it done in the same job. I brought it to them as soon as they opened, and it'll be here till they close.

If Social Security comes after me for overpay after the pandemic is over I'm likely screwed. For now though I can absorb this with the relief check and my overtime pay.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on June 16, 2020, 02:35:42 AM
If Social Security comes after me for overpay after the pandemic is over I'm likely screwed. For now though I can absorb this with the relief check and my overtime pay.

They over paid me when i first started getting social security and i talked with them and they took out the minimum they could over time, so instead of paying it back all at once it was spread out.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on June 17, 2020, 04:53:48 AM
They did the same for me, but the overpayment at this point would be spread out over 2 years at this point I think.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 03, 2020, 07:46:07 PM
So tonight I finally put the final word on a story I had been writing on a freeform game for going on... about eight years now, I think.

Due to a complete clusterfuck of circumstances, it was basically all but abandoned by the beginning of this year, but even if I wanted it to end with a whimper, not a bang, I still wanted to give everyone involved a chance to say goodbye to their characters in a manner befitting them. After all, they spent most if not all of that time writing with me.

And thanks to an absolute asshole of a stalker (seriously, fuck that guy with a rusty spoon), the absolute apocalypse that this year is turning out to be and the forums the story was in exploding, I had to essentially have a funeral for that game by myself. So... yeah, feeling pretty melancholic by now.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on July 04, 2020, 01:15:30 AM
So tonight I finally put the final word on a story I had been writing on a freeform game for going on... about eight years now, I think.

Due to a complete clusterfuck of circumstances, it was basically all but abandoned by the beginning of this year, but even if I wanted it to end with a whimper, not a bang, I still wanted to give everyone involved a chance to say goodbye to their characters in a manner befitting them. After all, they spent most if not all of that time writing with me.

And thanks to an absolute asshole of a stalker (seriously, fuck that guy with a rusty spoon), the absolute apocalypse that this year is turning out to be and the forums the story was in exploding, I had to essentially have a funeral for that game by myself. So... yeah, feeling pretty melancholic by now.

 :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: nijineko on July 04, 2020, 06:52:09 PM
So tonight I finally put the final word on a story I had been writing on a freeform game for going on... about eight years now, I think.

Due to a complete cluster*** of circumstances, it was basically all but abandoned by the beginning of this year, but even if I wanted it to end with a whimper, not a bang, I still wanted to give everyone involved a chance to say goodbye to their characters in a manner befitting them. After all, they spent most if not all of that time writing with me.

And thanks to an absolute *** of a stalker (seriously, *** that guy with a rusty spoon), the absolute apocalypse that this year is turning out to be and the forums the story was in exploding, I had to essentially have a funeral for that game by myself. So... yeah, feeling pretty melancholic by now.

Ouch... Sorry to hear that. We are still here for you! ^^
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 05, 2020, 12:39:19 AM
Thanks guys. I mean it.

Oh and niji, sorry about the swears.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: nijineko on July 05, 2020, 09:44:38 PM
Thanks guys. I mean it.

Oh and niji, sorry about the swears.

It's pretty hot over here, yeah, so hot, I was sweating through my eyeballs... so, I was blinking a lot, and may have missed a word or two here or there! *cough* yeah, so. =D


(thanks for your consideration!!)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 08, 2020, 01:24:30 PM
Heh, no problem.

At least the little bastard didn't show up to gloat this time.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on July 13, 2020, 02:46:25 AM
One of my coworkers is resigning so he can go back to school. Good for him!

...except that I get all his shifts...

...which make my existing shifts doubles (8 on, 8 off, 8 on) and 16s.

...woo overtime?  :banghead

Social Security is going to have my head after this pandemic is over with the money I've been making. Weird thing to be upset about, but here we are.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 13, 2020, 01:33:14 PM
If anybody has any idea how a guy from Brazil who recently graduated business school with little skills to his name other than a decent grasp on the English language and a passing knowledge of Japanese can make money online, please tell me.

I'm honestly getting tired of my current unemployment.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: nijineko on July 14, 2020, 03:01:21 PM
If anybody has any idea how a guy from Brazil who recently graduated business school with little skills to his name other than a decent grasp on the English language and a passing knowledge of Japanese can make money online, please tell me.

I'm honestly getting tired of my current unemployment.

I think there are some reasonable language teaching positions that work remotely. Some require a bachelors, other's simply require native fluency... in any case, read the fine print and search up reviews of the company, students, and former teachers if possible!

Obviously this would require a reliable home internet connection and computer as well as a microphone and head set or good speakers.

(cosplay may or may not be permitted, depending on contract....) ^^
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on July 14, 2020, 04:32:30 PM
If anybody has any idea how a guy from Brazil who recently graduated business school with little skills to his name other than a decent grasp on the English language and a passing knowledge of Japanese can make money online, please tell me.

I'm honestly getting tired of my current unemployment.

OnlyFans?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 16, 2020, 10:59:48 AM
If anybody has any idea how a guy from Brazil who recently graduated business school with little skills to his name other than a decent grasp on the English language and a passing knowledge of Japanese can make money online, please tell me.

I'm honestly getting tired of my current unemployment.

OnlyFans?
What kinda content would I create? And don't say 'adult', there's no way people would pay to see my hairy ass.

If anybody has any idea how a guy from Brazil who recently graduated business school with little skills to his name other than a decent grasp on the English language and a passing knowledge of Japanese can make money online, please tell me.

I'm honestly getting tired of my current unemployment.

I think there are some reasonable language teaching positions that work remotely. Some require a bachelors, other's simply require native fluency... in any case, read the fine print and search up reviews of the company, students, and former teachers if possible!

Obviously this would require a reliable home internet connection and computer as well as a microphone and head set or good speakers.

(cosplay may or may not be permitted, depending on contract....) ^^

I've been looking into this, but as with everything that has to do with employment my search-fu is too weak.

(Would be cool if I could teach in cosplay, though.)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on July 16, 2020, 11:48:45 AM
 :D :P :lmao
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: nijineko on July 16, 2020, 11:52:51 AM

I've been looking into this, but as with everything that has to do with employment my search-fu is too weak.

(Would be cool if I could teach in cosplay, though.)

Quote
Verbling has 7500+ teachers, teaching over 50 languages and self-describes their site as the most advanced language learning platform in the world.

iTalki says they have over 5 million language learners learning from their native speaker teachers. Students can scroll through the profiles of professional teachers to find one that suits their needs.

Verbal Planet is another platform with multiple languages, and they deliver classes via skype.

Here are three that might work. I found some others, more popular, but the other sites indicated that one has to have a US or Canada work permit? I'm hoping these three don't require that.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 16, 2020, 04:25:17 PM
Definitely worth a look. Thanks niji!

Incidentally, if you ever have the time, I could use someone to practice my Japanese with.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: nijineko on July 19, 2020, 11:20:36 PM
Definitely worth a look. Thanks niji!

Incidentally, if you ever have the time, I could use someone to practice my Japanese with.

That's a possibility! I guess it would depend on details and specifics. Please PM me with contact info and we can exchange emails or discord or something?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on July 20, 2020, 06:26:09 PM
Moving has been hell.  Last week it came to a head when the painters took the bathroom door off to paint, and then the realtor who my uncle hired to help both bring up the house we're moving from and help us into a new one told us my uncle had said we'd be out by now so the realtor scheduled people based on us not being there.  At that point my dad said "we're done here, we have to go to a motel or whatever." so we're at an Extended Stay America for $60 a night each, and we have the rooms for a week so all told it's nearly $900 just for a week's worth of lodging because we can't stay in the house.

We were never given a set date to be out.  It's all been waffle like "Hopefully out before Labor Day" or some shit like that.  Asshole, if you had given us a set day before even hiring someone then we at least would have had a solid goal that we could work towards instead of "Move as fast as you can and get out."

And today while at work I get a text from my dad saying "You need to get up here, now.  They're cleaning downstairs fully." I am so glad I worked my butt off the past few weeks to be ahead on my duties, but I shouldn't have had to be rushed like this.  Now everything is cleaned out of the house now (and a lot moved into the garage, but at least that work is pretty well done) so I hope my uncle is happy.  I so want to punch his lights out.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on July 20, 2020, 11:59:05 PM
I developed a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Blood clot in the vascular tissue in your butt. It's extremely painful, with the lowest level of pain being the kind of burn you get from pooping spicy stuff, and the highest being "oh god if I was bleeding I'd be absolutely convinced I was dying".

...Naturally, work assigned me ANOTHER 16 hour shift.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on July 21, 2020, 08:42:41 PM
Hugs.  We all been there.
 :hug
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: awaken_D_M_golem on August 15, 2020, 08:43:16 PM
belated Hugs upthread , even an extra page back

Rant -- that there's not enough ranting ...

Pre-emptive hugs downthread ; recognizing the Doctrine of Pre-emptive Hugs, is quite rather disputed (i.e. I don't consent to be hugged before knowing I need to be hugged either --- not that anyone can hug my kitty avatar's Tail anyway).


Hey  :fu hug you, you nasty mutha-hugger.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 18, 2020, 07:48:37 PM
Work is pulling the "we don't have to pay you overtime for your 16 hour shifts because we can define a work day as cutting right through the middle of your shift so each half is on a different day"

While it's true that they can define a workday as any 24-hour period, there's a stack of court rulings that says "your workday can't be defined in such a way that it denies overtime to anyone working more than 8 hours in a single shift. Working more than 8 hours in one shift and working more than 8 hours in a day are entirely different issues"
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on August 19, 2020, 12:40:18 PM
What idiotic douchenozzles.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on August 27, 2020, 07:50:28 PM
Today on "government paperwork is bullshit":
- Look online to find where to do my registration since the DMV isn't taking appointments.
- Go to the AAA listed as a partner.
- They tell me all they do is take payments, they have no authority to do things like change information, so my registration will cost me $500+
- I ask why, they say it's because the vehicle defaults to being listed as commercial, despite being a GMC Savanna base.
- So I pay the exorbitant amount, then move to the insurance person. They say "we don't insure commercial vehicles, sorry" YOU WERE RIGHT THERE NEXT TO ME WHILE THIS WHOLE THING HAPPENED AND YOU DIDN'T WARN ME.
- So I have to do the conversion, take pictures, send THOSE to their underwriters, who make an entirely non-transparent determination about whether it's an RV or not. During this time, I need to go pay for commercial insurance. Commercial insurance is upwards of $9000 for a private owner.

Oh, and the registration isn't valid yet because no smog certificate from the last owner.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on September 17, 2020, 02:18:57 PM
Trying to get money saved up using my ko-fi account so that I can pay the landlord the pet deposit, but only got $57 saved of the $100 I need.  The sooner I can get him paid, the sooner I can get him out here to get some things fixed around here without fear of retribution for a surprise pet.  Ceiling is leaking (and there hasn't been rain in a while) garbage disposal is broke (can't use the kitchen sink), the wood under the sink is rotted, toilet barely flushes, shower is draining slowly, and I have to manually open the garage door (I can live with that one).  Damn it.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 27, 2020, 02:24:05 AM
Found an old external hard drive that I put in storage after it fell ~2 feet onto carpet and refused to spin up afterwards. Removed it from the enclosure and tried it on my PC, nothing happened. The files on it are really important to me and I have almost no visual memory so the media on it is ENTIRELY lost to me unless I recover it. I can't remember what they look like. I can barely remember how they sounded. This hurts a lot more than I was expecting. Data recovery is VERY expensive though, and I feel like I['m going to have to just swallow a bitter pill and let go of the only chance I have at recovering my memories of them.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 27, 2020, 03:46:37 PM
Found an old external hard drive that I put in storage after it fell ~2 feet onto carpet and refused to spin up afterwards. Removed it from the enclosure and tried it on my PC, nothing happened. The files on it are really important to me and I have almost no visual memory so the media on it is ENTIRELY lost to me unless I recover it. I can't remember what they look like. I can barely remember how they sounded. This hurts a lot more than I was expecting. Data recovery is VERY expensive though, and I feel like I['m going to have to just swallow a bitter pill and let go of the only chance I have at recovering my memories of them.
It's not gonna get better if you do nothing, but it's not gonna get WORSE, either. It can wait until you're in a better financial position to recover them.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: altpersona on September 28, 2020, 01:50:38 PM
did it feel like it had disks spinning?

iv seen videos of rehardwaring a drive, but it does not look Fun.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on September 29, 2020, 01:11:03 PM
did it feel like it had disks spinning?

iv seen videos of rehardwaring a drive, but it does not look Fun.

Doesn't spin up at all, which usually means it's seized or the controller is fucked and not supplying power properly. Either way it means taking it apart. How do we at this stage in our data tech not have a device you can just stick the platters on to do a single read from, writing the data to cheap drive? 20 years ago we could write from a halfway-degaussed magnetic tape drive to digital device, with no further loss of data. Now we can't even do a raw write. I get that it's much more complicated tech, but you'd think reliable data recovery would be an important factor in a ubiquitous product like hard drives.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on September 29, 2020, 08:26:50 PM
did it feel like it had disks spinning?

iv seen videos of rehardwaring a drive, but it does not look Fun.

Doesn't spin up at all, which usually means it's seized or the controller is fucked and not supplying power properly. Either way it means taking it apart. How do we at this stage in our data tech not have a device you can just stick the platters on to do a single read from, writing the data to cheap drive? 20 years ago we could write from a halfway-degaussed magnetic tape drive to digital device, with no further loss of data. Now we can't even do a raw write. I get that it's much more complicated tech, but you'd think reliable data recovery would be an important factor in a ubiquitous product like hard drives.

That's why all businesses store their data on drives in a RAID.  My personal data storage drives are in a RAID specifically to help reduce data loss (plus also in the cloud).
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: trappedslider on September 30, 2020, 09:50:00 AM
did it feel like it had disks spinning?

iv seen videos of rehardwaring a drive, but it does not look Fun.

Doesn't spin up at all, which usually means it's seized or the controller is fucked and not supplying power properly. Either way it means taking it apart. How do we at this stage in our data tech not have a device you can just stick the platters on to do a single read from, writing the data to cheap drive? 20 years ago we could write from a halfway-degaussed magnetic tape drive to digital device, with no further loss of data. Now we can't even do a raw write. I get that it's much more complicated tech, but you'd think reliable data recovery would be an important factor in a ubiquitous product like hard drives.

That's why all businesses store their data on drives in a RAID.  My personal data storage drives are in a RAID specifically to help reduce data loss (plus also in the cloud).

Thhe cloud you say (https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_cloud.png)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nanshork on September 30, 2020, 05:26:30 PM
That's why my stuff isn't only in the cloud.  :lmao
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Keldar on October 01, 2020, 06:23:58 AM
That's why I still have a DVD burner from the Jurassic.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on October 13, 2020, 10:05:42 PM
   ~~~~ ____   |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
  Y_,___|[]|      |  :banghead Work Fuckery Train  :banghead  |
 {|_|_|_|PU|_,_|_________________________|
//oo---OO=OO     OOO     OOO    OOO

I have worked 40 hours already this week and have 32 more to go, both of which are back to back 16 hour shifts (16 on, 8 off, 16 on). They are denying me proper overtime pay still, and my manager has her head up her ass trying to prevent any form of schedule changes, while the supervisor is scrambling to actually fix her fuckups.

Coworker (V): Hey boss, I have a sore throat so I won't be coming in for the next 3 shifts, As per protocol, I arranged for them to be covered by my coworkers.
Boss (C): Total silence for multiple days.
Supervisor (T): Hey I heard V is sick, can you cover his shifts?
Me: Yeah, I already agreed to.
T: I haven't heard anything about that and it's not in the schedule. I'll let C know so it can be updated. If it's not on the schedule you aren't supposed to work it.
Me: Sounds good, I'll keep an eye out.
*Checks schedule day of shift*
Me: Huh, I'm still not scheduled, I guess they didn't want me getting the overtime and gave it to someone else.
*Drives 20 miles towards family to go do laundry*
C: "I just got a report of an abandoned post from our government client. What the hell is going on over there?"
Me: V is sick, we reported a shift cover agreement, but it was never finalized and I was told that I have to be listed to come in.
C: "An unmanned station is unacceptable, go clock in, since you are always on-site"
Me: "I'm actually 20 miles away, going to go do my laundry"
C: "Come back as soon as possible and clock in. I'll put you on the schedule.
*Second shift*
Me: "Oh look, I'm retroactively on the schedule for yesterday, but STILL not on the schedule for today. I'm gonna clock in anyway and they can bite me."
*Today*
C: "The client is upset about the shift cover, so I'm refusing all scheduling changes from now on"
*dumbfounded that C is explicitly denying the SOLUTION to spontaneous covers, and I happen to be standing next to the client, while they are on speakerphone with their superior*
Me: "Hey client, can you confirm this?"
Client: "What is she smoking? We just want the changes documented. You know, HER JOB."
Me: "Hey C, Client says they are fine with scheduling changes, you just need to document them"
C: "I spoke to the client already"
*Gnashing my teeth at the response that could either mean "and got the go ahead" or "and am pulling rank anyway"
Client later that day: "C needs to be replaced, almost every guard here is having a problem with them."
T: "Hey, can you extend your shift today from 8 to 16? Your relief called out."
Me: "You know that means I'm working 16 on, 8 off, 16 on right? C hasn't fixed the 'temporary' schedule that I was given to cover for the guy who quit, I'm still not being paid for it, and they just declared they are refusing all scheduling changes and blaming the client for it."
T: "Fuck man, I've got hours missing too, I'm gonna find someone above C to talk to. Cover this shift for me, I'll document it without her approval so you at the very least get paid normal overtime for the middle 16, and I'll get the rest of this shit sorted"
Me: "You know if V and I quit this contract is fucked right? You don't have anyone else with security clearance for a government site.
T: "Yeah, C needs to get their shit together"
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 14, 2020, 05:36:50 PM
I feel you.  They're fucking with my hours a little too.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on October 16, 2020, 07:34:30 PM
The road goes ever on and on (https://ko-fi.com/post/The-road-goes-ever-on-and-on-L4L62FKEQ)
Manager of the apartment is asking my wife and I to leave.  Got until the 13th of November to be out, but can't start moving into the new place until the 12th.  Manager isn't even waiting for us to leave before he gets it presentable for the next tenant.  Patching things up, that he should have fixed 2 months ago ("oh, my phone was broke"), right when we are hurting the most.  I don't care that he's making me suffer, at one point of my life I have or will deserve it.  A little upset that it is affecting my wife, but that is not what is boiling my blood.  I have one MAJOR principle: children are off limits.  I don't care who you hurt, who you steal from, or worse, BUT CHILDREN ARE OFF LIMITS! This is affecting children, and they are MY children, which is more infuriating.  He's putting profit over the lives of my children.

On a side note, if you can share the link with anyone who can spare $3, it would be very much appreciated.  I really hate asking for help, but for my family's sake, I have no choice.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 16, 2020, 09:23:13 PM
Would you be okay with me sharing this with a few friends, Psy?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on October 17, 2020, 09:08:10 AM
That would be very appreciated  :)
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Jackinthegreen on October 17, 2020, 11:49:50 AM
C sounds like a total C, and I've donated to you Psysama.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on October 17, 2020, 12:30:25 PM
Thank you very much!
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on October 20, 2020, 07:42:41 PM
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They have outright removed the hours from my shifts worked, and paid me a total of 6.5 hours overtime for a ~72 hour workweek. This is straight up wage theft at this point, and I'm getting stonewalled by the company.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 21, 2020, 06:50:41 PM
Have you tried the local Board of Labor?
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Nytemare3701 on October 21, 2020, 09:59:48 PM
Have you tried the local Board of Labor?

They are unsurprisingly swamped, what with the whole pandemic thing. Good news though, they finally got their heads out of their asses and fixed my schedule, so that I'm back to working my government-approved 24/week, and they are all graveyards, so if they need me to cover a swing I just have to zombie my way to the desk and sit in front of the cameras for a shift then start patrolling as normal when I'm fully awake later.

Now if they pay me what they owe me, everything will be just fine.
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: Psysama on October 24, 2020, 07:08:39 PM
Have you tried the local Board of Labor?

They are unsurprisingly swamped, what with the whole pandemic thing. Good news though, they finally got their heads out of their asses and fixed my schedule, so that I'm back to working my government-approved 24/week, and they are all graveyards, so if they need me to cover a swing I just have to zombie my way to the desk and sit in front of the cameras for a shift then start patrolling as normal when I'm fully awake later.

Now if they pay me what they owe me, everything will be just fine.
Would you like to hire the Dark Brotherhood? :evillaugh :evillaugh :evillaugh :devil
Title: Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
Post by: bhu on October 28, 2020, 05:28:45 PM
They're shorting me now too.  Also had a Tornado Warning last Sunday.  Sounded the alarm and everyone ran outside.  I asked wtf, and they thought it was the fire alarm.  When I told them it was the tornado alarm they said they didn't realize that, despite the alarms being quite different.  Also, really?  It's pouring  rain with 30+ mph winds and you really thought the fire alarm was more likely?  Goddamn, you people are idiots.