start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3

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Yippee-IA, Motherf***ers! IRRATIONALLY ANGRY PT. 2: Irrationally Angrier

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:18 (four years ago) Permalink

this is definitely an innocuous thing and it makes me more mildly annoyed than IA, but i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Tweets from highly and justly esteemed writers which are noting but their next bookstore signing, and (barf) the most asskissing, "now blurb meee" kind of blurbs (retweeted by blurbee of course) Cmon gimmee freebie culture dammit! Comedians even worse but ft

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (four years ago) Permalink

i find myself getting very ia at people who dont interrogate conversation, who just wait to talk and continue to talk talk talk and barely acknowledge other contributions

i like conversation when it is like a game of tennis. i do not enjoy being the backyard wall against which you repeatedly smash your 'conversation'

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:49 (four years ago) Permalink

a) never ever go on facebook; it is the absolute worst

b) unless you are drunk and desperately seeking human contact; even then it will be a mistake

c) would totally become unhelpfully drunk with jbr/dow/veg tho!

d) first round's on veg

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 January 2015 06:49 (four years ago) Permalink

all round to my place for fap :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 07:22 (four years ago) Permalink

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (four years ago) Permalink

-pizza places that don't sell pizza by the slice

(I politely walked out of two pizza places in one day because the first one didn't sell slices after 6 pm and the second one told me there'd be a 15 minute wait because "our slicing pizza is still in the oven.' this was the one time in my life I was tempted to get on Yelp and write some irate reviews)

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:50 (four years ago) Permalink

overly tailored tshirts on casual friday (ie neatly rolled up sleeves, tucked in etc)

just relax and wear a damn tshirt.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Needing to work out if the zip I used in the construction of a pair of jeans last year that I wear regularly or if I just keep forgetting to zip it up. Keep finding it down anyway. So just wondering if it's the zip or my memory.
& it would be the pair of jeans that needs a special needle to sew the fabric.

Wondering how long I'll have to wait until I can comfortably collect a shelving unit without being absolutely p-ed on trying to get it home. Weather is atrocious for last few days and I need to transport this flat pack I bought. Waiting for an actual break in bad weather.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:52 (four years ago) Permalink

That was supposed to say about whether a zip needed replacing or if my memory was going. Looks like the latter if I forgot to put in the bit about replacing. & i only made the jeans about 3 or 4 months ago so it should hopefully not mean a zip needed replacing yet. Keep finding myself flying low though.

Also trying to work out which side of the fabric i'm using for a pair of tartan jeans should be the outside/inside since they look very similar. & I don't want to get it wrong throughout. Guess that would at least be consistent though.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Stevolende, I have a question about jeans fly covers. Mine constantly bunch up, exposing the top part of the zipper. I have considered that the reasons might be:
- waist is too tight (but it happens on looser waists, too)
- my gut is pushing down on the waistband
- the button hole has gotten loose, allowing the top flap to sag (though I have tried sewing up the button hole without success, possibly due to my lack of skill and understanding)

Any advice on how to treat this problem? Some kind of insert to stiffen the flap?

Here is a pic of the problem.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16069669409_693c9d1c35.jpg

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

And so it's on topic: this folded flap makes me SO IRRATIONALLY ANGRY

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (four years ago) Permalink

I think I just tend to wear shirts outside my jeans so it's covered up. Will think about it but not sure offhand.

Might be that you need to make sure you've ironed the fly flap. BUt probably not. I don't know if I know enough about construction and subsequent pressures to answer. But could be that it would be good for me to be aware of that for future knowledge.

I've made like 10 pairs of jeans so far so it's still early days. & I'm not sure how successful they all are. Found out that some I'd made some months back really were too large at the waistband. Being largely self-taught I'm not 100% sure what solutions are.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:58 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

THIS. When the hell did this kick off? It is irritating. Ive clicked on comments threads that are nowt but tag-ins. Ive even had friends of mine tag me in some other random persons thread. I ignored the callout. PM me or GTFO.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Monday, 12 January 2015 02:23 (four years ago) Permalink

start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3">Karl Malone

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Online sellers who aren't satisfied with the fact that you purchased a product from them and did not try to return it or complaint about it, but hassle you RELENTLESSLY to leave feedback, tell us what you think, post about us on social media, blah blah blah

FUCK YOU I gave you money. You gave me a product. We're not married now. I don't owe you anything. I don't have to go to your parents' house for Thanksgiving and I don't have to write a review of your GOD DAMN cocktail shaker. Fuck.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Also:

I was printing out my parents boarding passes from Spirit Airlines last night and they offered the normal nickel-and-dime-you-to-death services and the option to voluntarily pay an additional $1 or $5 to help the airline be more green.

So not a service, just some random fucking guilty bullshit about how if we want this airline to be more environmentally friendly, give us extra money. We're already paying extra money to check a bag and have more leg room than a chicken a 12-by-12 factory farming crate, and now these fuckers have the nerve to try to extort money for their environmental initiative? I'm still so angry about that I can barely form a coherent objection to it.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:27 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm underemployed right now working as a temp in a law firm.. I got a ton of overtime last week but I am FUCKING FURIOUS because I HATE overtime and I hate my line of work because Im subject to the whims of capricious lawyers who dont give a fuck about my life or free time (or common sense/decency). The irony being I'm making time and a half and have a bunch more money than I would yet I am still FUCKING FURIOUS because theres a lot more overtime in the future.

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency, which is basically the same amont of money I used to make like ten fucking years ago.

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:33 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^great CSR, there, carl. *screams*

I was a participant in the following exchange last week:

Cashier: 'Thanks for shopping with us. Can I take your e-mail address?'
Me: 'No...'

camp event (suzy), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Hate it when I'm too fast for a website. Site loads, I put the cursor on something like "SEARCH" and click, but in that split second between those two actions, the site has loaded up just a little bit more and I wind up clicking on something like "CONTACT US".

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:40 (four years ago) Permalink

When I started at TCS they encouraged us to ask ppl for their email addresses at the register. At first they said it like, "Hey, people might want to know when we have sales! Just ask, if they say no, that's fine obvs." By the time I left they were offering positive incentives to workers who got the highest percentages of ppl to give them an email. I got the feeling negative incentives were right around the corner.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Radio Shack has been really obnoxious about the email stuff for years

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (four years ago) Permalink

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:54 (four years ago) Permalink

I just had one of those, cash purchase of an overpriced-yet-undeniably-effective hair care product for one of my daughters from a salon I visit for no other purpose.

"What's your last name?" "Is it 'Dusty' Perry?" "I'm supposed to ask." "How do you spell your last name?" "Who normally does your hair here?" Ha ha ha, who does my greying, thinning hair.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Canada Goose Parkas

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency

Not to stoke any further IA, but it's possible that you are grossly overestimating the cut that your temp agency is willing to part with.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Very true. I used to be temped for Accounts Payable jobs, so the most hilarious thing to me was knowing the 'big secret' of exactly how much the company was paying for my services because I was the one processing the bill! (Of course temp agencies never ever want their temps to know this stuff).

I recall more than one job where I got hourly $13, and the agency was getting $22, and that this ratio was pretty usual, so, I got more than half, but less than 2/3 of the payout.

However, and this really ticked me off, one job that was largely funded by taxpayer dollars paid me way less than half of the outrageous sum the temp agency got! I think I got $9 out of $25 bucks on that one! No business like soaking the people.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:03 (four years ago) Permalink

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Most of the times I was ever offered to 'go perm' it was usually with a pay cut from what I had been getting as a temp ('but you'll get benefits') so, no, thanks.

One reason I did temp for a long time was that the pay rates had at least something to do with demand, whereas permanent positions tended to be successfully squashed. While it was humiliating in some ways to have the agency taking a lot of money for doing nothing but landing me the spot, that did save me a lot of dreadful human resources interviews and frankly, I just wouldn't have found those positions on my own. I also used to see the most interesting trainwrecks: places where I'd take over the suddenly vacated position of an embezzler, a revenge case, a blazing incompetent. Whole little histories there. The work of course was more boring than not so regular changes of scenery were helpful as well.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31 (four years ago) Permalink

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (four years ago) Permalink

omg XV is amazing, I have no idea what that is

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:53 (four years ago) Permalink

baldie doin-brum.gif

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:59 (four years ago) Permalink

ia: egregiously bad service in restaurants. i'm sooooo chill and forgiving about minor food service slip-ups. i don't care if you smile. i don't care if you refill my water without me having to ask. if i don't say when i'm ordering that i'm allergic to XYZ food item (which would be a gross overstatement, since my food allergies are really trivial), it's a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world if the kitchen forgets to leave it off. i just want a baseline level of transactional ease if i'm gonna choose your place over other places. i had work to do last night and i ran out to get a quick takeout order so i could scarf down some food and meet my midnight deadline. i ended up waiting probably 40 minutes for a dish that at most would take ten minutes to cook from pre-prepped ingredients and assemble in a styrofoam box. and the restaurant was busy, but not slammed. it just made me very stressed out. which is my problem, not theirs. i don't handle stress well. 40 minutes is a long time to wait though.

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:45 (four years ago) Permalink

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (four years ago) Permalink

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (four years ago) Permalink

_lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago_

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

Whoa thank you, aps! I read the first few of those when it was first posted, but missed the great ones you pointed out plus my favorite, the one w/ Stoned Craig going "I'm hungry, Paw." (Which I've said a lot to various people over decades for no reason I can discern, so maybe it's just part of the collective human drive to say it.)

Je55e, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Stoned Je55e

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:49 (four years ago) Permalink

OK that Brum story looool
Original Brum theme was instrumental but TIL there is an extremely lengthy modern version

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:00 (four years ago) Permalink

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (four years ago) Permalink

News sites showing handheld video but blurring out the edges? I feel like I see something like this every week or two. Sorry, this is some really traumatic video.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dying-among-strangers-metro-victim-found-fellow-riders-who-tried-to-save-her-life/2015/01/13/98f6c37e-9b7a-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html?hpid=z3

how's life, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:43 (four years ago) Permalink

lately every time i watch some crappy viral video prank, i get IA imagining myself just out and about trying to run an errand and getting trapped in a viral video prank. like that dumb telekinesis coffee shop thing.*

*maybe the reactions are fake, idk.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49 (four years ago) Permalink

It's very likely my last dying words will be "Turn your phone sideways if you insist on recording this."

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's not because something is being blurred out, it's because people don't shoot in landscape and for some reason news organizations have chosen to present it like that. I think they should just reject all portrait videos.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

Why can't phones just format videos in landscape regardless of the position of the phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (four years ago) Permalink

camera sensor orientation? the actual sensor isn't square iirc, I may be wrong

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

those takeout containers with interlocking flaps - eating from them makes me ia bcz the flaps get in the way

i usually dump it out onto a plate of something but sometimes you can't & raaaaage

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:33 (four years ago) Permalink

irosh perspective: if its in a frying pan yer frying it, fat or no

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:04 (one month ago) Permalink

If you put a soup in a frying pan to reheat it, would you be frying

Or not

Twas in the fleek midwinter (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:06 (one month ago) Permalink

If you put soup in a saucepan, is it now a sauce?

What if you put a pie in a cake pan?

Twas in the fleek midwinter (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:07 (one month ago) Permalink

If you put a soup in a frying pan to reheat it

ymp excused from knowing anything duties, no one has ever done this

mark s, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:10 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah if this is gonna be that kind of party, I'm gonna stick my dick in the mashed potatoes

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

*taps non-stick label in alarm*

mark s, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

any excuse xp

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Sautéing strikes me as a word that rose in popularity because it sounded more appetizing than frying

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:31 (one month ago) Permalink

let's do broiling next

kinder, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 20:21 (one month ago) Permalink

seething is alas the most likely end destination

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Broiling is a dry-heat method, seething uses steam.

If Your Site Mod Vomits (Do This Every Day) (WmC), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I get irrationally narked at this
I'm on a facebook group where people buy & sell baby/kids' stuff
Occasionally you get people selling loads of the same thing as 'bundles' - like not just a generic bundle of toys but 10 teethers or 5 different types of tambourines, rather than a useful mixed selection. Latest was a bundle of two keyboards and they wouldn't sell them individually, like who tf wants two keyboards.

kinder, Friday, 11 January 2019 22:06 (one month ago) Permalink

haha maybe if all those buttons play nursery rhyme tunes

kinder, Friday, 11 January 2019 22:24 (one month ago) Permalink

ugh those kids-stuff-selling groups all seem to be 80% populated by people (parents!) who don’t understand what basic civil communication is and think their stuff is worth more than it actually is. I cannot deal. And it makes me worry (more) about the world!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Saturday, 12 January 2019 02:19 (one month ago) Permalink

This one is generally lovely and civilised, not too many 'huns'

kinder, Saturday, 12 January 2019 08:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I am cursed with serious eyebrows (more like one very serious eyebrow tbh) and regularly do a wee bit of maintenance to avoid becoming Dennis Healey.

I am irrationally angry at men who don't. Guys who apparently don't mind random hairs growing out and down and floating around in front of their eyes.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:18 (one month ago) Permalink

getting rid of extraneous eyebrow and ear hair will make you look years younger as you and your non-grooming peers age imo

kinder, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:02 (one month ago) Permalink

they get tough and wirey the more you do it tho

my ear prongs are like spikes theae days

topical mlady (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Finding it odd that next door neighbour who share a street door with has reached late 20s or mid 30s or whatever without realising how to use a door latch. She stopped me on the stairs as I was heading home at the weekend and said she wanted to have the door locked at night and she would make sure it was unlocked during the day. NOw I've gone down and found the door open but in a way that if it shut, blew shut whatver it would be instantly locked.
She left me a rather creepy note a couple of years ago after she managed to lock herself out cos she went out without a street door key. & presumably some kid came along and messedaround with the latch meaning it shut. So assumed she might have learnt the way it worked by now.

Just wondering how you get to taht age without having encountered a door latch since I thought they'd be something most people would encounter in childhood. Or is it viewed as archaic technology these days. Thought it was a pretty basic every day fixture most people would have to deal with regularly. & she's been here for like 3 years.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:16 (one month ago) Permalink

I have encountered people way into adulthood that did not know i) how to load a stapler, ii)how to change a lightbulb iii)that when a smoke detector beeps the battery needs to be changed etc. etc. Most people are completely clueless or just have random holes of basic knowledge.

When she stopped you on the stairs you should've confirmed whatever but also let her know that the door can automatically lock if blah blah...so she should keep a spare key hidden somewhere.

Yerac, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Usually get IA when a speaker in an auditorium steps from behind the lectern and saunters to centerstage, usually with arms extended and bellows I DON'T NEED A MIC, EVERYONE CAN HEAR ME, RIGHT?

Today was great though. We had a guy pull that trick and our boss was "Well, actually, some of our employees work remotely and can only hear you through the microphone."

TAKE TWO STEPS BACK, ZIG ZIGLER.

pplains, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 21:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Ugh yeah I hate that
"Actually people may need to use a hearing loop" is a good one

kinder, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 21:50 (one month ago) Permalink

I am super annoyed by the way even (or especially) the best produced podcasts all rely on similarly generic moody or whimsical music farting around in the background. I get it for a visual documentary; if you have a long slow shot of trees, sure, play some music. But when someone's being interviewed for an audio presentation, I don't need some minor key drone or dixieland jazz to tell me how to feel.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 16:08 (one month ago) Permalink

It's like the podcast version of a laugh track.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 16:08 (one month ago) Permalink

I listen to several podcasts that acquire their laugh track by recording in front of an audience who are laughing. You should write to them and tell them they're doing it wrong.

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:56 (one month ago) Permalink

That's how to do it right! Live audiences are cool with me.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:21 (one month ago) Permalink

But I'm not sure there are usually live audiences invited for in-depth true crime podcasts.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:22 (one month ago) Permalink

true crime podcasts make me IA. or maybe not totally I tbh. my gf listens to podcasts to sleep - and it doesn't really bother me or assist me in sleeping usually - and the other night she was listening to that super popular one "my favourite murder" and just how glib and mawkish it was bugged the hell out of me

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Podcasts where the hosts are drinking. Like this kind of shit: Martinis & Murder: Hosts Daryn Carp and John Thrasher chat about creepy crimes and mysterious murders... while mixing up martinis!

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:31 (one month ago) Permalink

xpost Yeah, my wife wanted me to listen to Broken Harts, and it just felt so gross, not just because of what made me IR, but because in the end there were 6 kids killed, and I really don't gaf about the "mysterious" state of mind of those responsible.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Basically shit like that xpost is just an excuse to use whimsical musical cues and the sound of people mixing and sipping drinks.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I am super annoyed by the way even (or especially) the best produced podcasts all rely on similarly generic moody or whimsical music farting around in the background.

doubly annoying when you use a podcast app which trims silence

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Amazon pricing the same product drastically different according to what color it comes in. Like, this was an aspect of capitalism we used to try to obscure or keep secret, but now it's like, ahh fuck it lol

GarugBand (rip van wanko), Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I kind of love that one, assuming I'm not all that concerned with the color. It's why my kid has had three insanely bright orange winter jackets in a row and now has a pair of fucked up red and blue camouflage boots - he doesn't care, and they were half the price of the 'normal' colors.

joygoat, Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:15 (one month ago) Permalink

i kind of hate that this guy at work calls me "buddy" all the time. "hey buddy". i'm not your buddy! and if i am, we're the kind of buds who literally only say "hello" to each other when they run into each other in the hallway

Karl Malone, Friday, 25 January 2019 02:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

about like being called "little pal". I'd hate that.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 25 January 2019 02:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There's another guy in the office whose first name starts with 'T'.

The other morning, someone went "T-Bone!" as he walked in.

All I could think was "Better you than me, Buddy."

pplains, Friday, 25 January 2019 04:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Please stop me from having "discussions" at work dinner. Replace discussion w "nathalie being an asshole." I just cldnt stop. Stepping stone theory? Jesus, guys.

nathom, Friday, 25 January 2019 08:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

People writing in books. (Rather than writing on scraps of paper as bookmarks, etc.)

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I thought I posted here about calling kids "buddy" is super creepy. But that was the controversial opinion thread.

Yerac, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I hate Bluetooth. 90% of the time it works fine, but 10% it takes 15 minutes of concerted effort turning stuff off and on trying to pair

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 15:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'd like everyone, everywhere, to stop talking about astrology immediately

Norm’s Superego (silby), Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm a Taurus.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

such a [insert silby's sign here] thing to say xp

calumy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I never feel quite so irrationally angry as when I show up at the laundromat and the change machine is out of order

Tromping around with your laundry already deployed and unattended, begging for Dollarama and 7/11 to change your $20 into quarters is the most angering thing I can imagine

You have the most low-impact business in the world, why can you not get the machine serviced, I am fantasizing about breaking everything in sight and leaving a note saying "fix the fucking change machine you dick"

fgti's romance (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

because it's laundering drug money, not your clothes, that's important

calumy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

know what else fucking sucks about the change machines? they demand just the right bill in some kind of mysterious hard to find condition. you can put a brand new bill in those things and it will repeatedly spit it out. you can put a sort of new bill in it with a fold that won't go away and it will spit it out. the other day i was panicking slightly because the only 5 i had was very soft and worn and had a tear in it. that piece of shit took it on the first try. i was dumbfounded. and of course they have a sign that they will NOT give you change in bills to use in the change machine.

forensic plumber (harbl), Friday, 1 February 2019 00:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I hate it when a headline on a paywall site catches your eye and you click through, only to find some short blurb of a piece or "breaking news" placeholder that nonetheless uses up one of your monthly complimentary articles.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 February 2019 14:40 (three days ago) Permalink

YES.

I'm tired of websites presenting a new window as a different page? I don't know how to describe it. On desktop, Twitter sorta does this when you click on a specific tweet. I always hit the back button instead of the tiny little x up in the corner.

Tumblr's a better example. Let's say you somehow land on this page: http://yiff.cool/image/182836186761 . If you click on the arrow in the corner, it takes you back to the post the picture came from. If you hit your back button, you go back to the site's home page - which really sucks if you the page has that damned infinite pagination turned on because then you lose your place.

pplains, Saturday, 16 February 2019 04:34 (two days ago) Permalink


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