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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

all round to my place for fap :D

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

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (five years ago) link

-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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

^^^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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Canada Goose Parkas

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (five years ago) link

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

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

baldie doin-brum.gif

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

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 (five years ago) link

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (five years ago) link

the level of stress made my a feel i

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

_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 (five years ago) link

Stoned Je55e

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

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 (five years ago) link

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

"legitimate interest"

yet another way to make protecting yourself from tracking almost impossible

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:08 (three weeks ago) link

fuck yes, where did that suddenly spring from?

neith moon (ledge), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:34 (three weeks ago) link

if we're talking about irrational though how about 'strictly necessary cookies', no they aren't.

neith moon (ledge), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:37 (three weeks ago) link

how about i’ve already “confirmed my choices” about a million times on your garbage tracker shit, and your “strictly necessary” cookies that i can’t opt out of might be ABLE TO REMEMBER THAT FACT

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:50 (three weeks ago) link

what they don't tell you is that if you don't let them save the cookie that remembers your choices then it won't remember your choices.

koogs, Friday, 2 October 2020 18:17 (three weeks ago) link

Pillow cases, duvet covers and anything else that has decorative buttons to fasten closed. What a pain.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

seriously I don't have time for this bullshit that's what zippers are for

error prone wolf syndicate (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:30 (two weeks ago) link

yeah agree
i have none of that nonsense in my house

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 22:20 (two weeks ago) link

Tire pressure monitoring systems. Is there anything more useless in a vehicle? In theory, of course it would be great to be notified when the air in your tire gets low. In practice, in both cars we've owned with this feature, the light comes on whenever the temperature swings more than 20-30 degrees in 24 hours, particularly when it drops in the fall.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 8 October 2020 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

OMG, I have steered clear of these threads during my entire ILX lifetime but mine basically doesn't really work at all at this point, but definitely has that problem.

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 October 2020 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

Is there anything more useless in a vehicle?

Yes. My friend has a car with an altimeter. Also, my car came with a low outdoor temperature alert, which I had to deactivate.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 October 2020 20:35 (two weeks ago) link

they have to be fitted by law in europe and the uk

"Since November 2014, all new passenger vehicles sold in the EU must be equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)."

"In the UK on 1 January 2015, legislation came into force stating that for these vehicles, an inoperative or faulty TPMS sensor would result in an MOT failure."

koogs, Thursday, 8 October 2020 20:43 (two weeks ago) link

Mine has been fixed many times but never gets well.

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 October 2020 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

It makes tires way more expensive to replace. If the sensor is bad, they can just put a normal tire on and advise you to ignore it.

Fortunately, there is an extremely easy fix for the TPMS light being on: place a half-inch strip of electrical tape directly over the TPMS warning light. Voila! You won't see it ever again.

Note: this also works for the "check engine" light, but it is not recommended.

we're ommaway to nowhere (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

lol

My frustration is that, given the ever fluctuating temps over the course of a Midwestern fall and winter, mine is just constantly on no matter how diligent I am about keeping the tires inflated.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:18 (two weeks ago) link

they aren't reliable for that cold air reason, but i'd never cover it up or ignore it because i've been saved twice by it from being on the side of a highway with a flat. then i get paranoid if it goes on from cold thinking that i'll be wrong in my assumption about the cause. can't live with em can't live without em i guess

superdeep borehole (harbl), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

When it gets cold, tire pressure will go down.

Generally when tire pressure is low enough to be a problem, one can detect that with these things called "eyes." Or by using a normal tire guage.

we're ommaway to nowhere (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

Time was a man could kick his tires in the street.

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:31 (two weeks ago) link

i'm not stupid! not if you run over something on the road is what i'm saying

superdeep borehole (harbl), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:31 (two weeks ago) link

Fair point, harbl.

we're ommaway to nowhere (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:37 (two weeks ago) link

Mine has two tiers of lights. One that sort of tells you that something is wrong in general with the balance that is always on and then another one that switches on for a particular tire when the weather changes or when the tire is really flat. And yeah, whenever I have to have it changed it is expensive and takes a long time since I take it to the dealership and they have to send it over to the other dealership or whoever it is the actually still fixes it.

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:39 (two weeks ago) link

Oh yeah, one time I had to go through this as well at inspection time since the two that I hadn't had to change for other reasons already were bald.

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:40 (two weeks ago) link

One time my tire pressure light went off and i stepped out of the car to look at the left rear tire and there was a bear hiding underneath, waiting for me.

All I could think was "Not again"

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Thursday, 8 October 2020 22:40 (two weeks ago) link

Bear say high (pressure) to you?

nickn, Thursday, 8 October 2020 22:47 (two weeks ago) link

Slight variations in touchscreen keyboards. I have an iPhone for work, a Sony android phone for personal and a Samsung android tablet. They all have qwerty layouts but accessing shift - alt - ctrl - symbol - emoji type stuff is all different. This means muscle memory messes me up every time I switch devices.

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Saturday, 10 October 2020 22:07 (one week ago) link

Ugh

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 October 2020 02:50 (one week ago) link

AFAIK, the keyboard on all those devices is just an app that can be replaced by a third-party variety which would then hopefully work pretty much the same on all platforms? I've been using Microsoft SwiftKey myself on my last few Samsung phones.

anatol_merklich, Monday, 12 October 2020 11:40 (one week ago) link

That would mean learning a new keyboard then potentially finding out the apple version isn't identical to the android. I'll just stay irrationally angry.

Today's peeve - when you track your delivery driver to one street away then he fucks off to another part of town.

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 13:14 (one week ago) link

Ugh.

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 13:39 (one week ago) link

I’ve gotten into it a little with a couple of delivery guys recently because they weren’t wearing their masks properly and wanted to come in through the inner door past the outer lobby instead of dropping the packages there as instructed. They act hurt that I won’t let them do me this big favor of moving the packages a few extra feet at the cost of a few Rona droplets.

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 13:44 (one week ago) link

when you're playing Zoom games with friends on Steam and there's a tutorial and half the people talk over the tutorial then everybody complains they don't know how to play.

Dinglebarista (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 October 2020 17:57 (one week ago) link

I hate muscle cars, or really any vehicle augmented to be aggressively loud for no reason. There's a guy down the street who has a Mustang (I think), and him just backing out of the garage sounds like an earthquake.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 October 2020 02:40 (five days ago) link

oh i love aggressively loud classic (esp muscle) cars

but i hate aggressively loud motorcycles or new cars

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 18 October 2020 03:25 (five days ago) link

I love noise

brimstead, Sunday, 18 October 2020 03:26 (five days ago) link

I guess

brimstead, Sunday, 18 October 2020 03:26 (five days ago) link

Agreed on the loudness hate. Living across from a gas station and just off the main thoroughfare, grateful for my street-side double panes. I don't hate the daytime muffler overcompensation, but the revving and roaring away between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. - sorry, dude, you're a dick for your self-absorption. I want to pummel your car with a bat.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:48 (three days ago) link

I'm not sure how irrational it is, but I'm finding myself increasingly angry by people who swat down any "politics talk" because it makes them uncomfortable.

We have a neighborhood email group that is generally pretty quiet, mostly just people asking for specific repair recommendations and the occasional older person complaining about "shifty" characters. This morning a neighbor shared some links to troubling stories about a judge up for reelection on our ballot, which I was thankful for seeing before I voted. But the moderator of the group responded within less than thirty seconds about how this was completely inappropriate and the group "needs to remain free from political discourse" blah blah blah. I don't know, this is exactly the kind of thing I would LOVE to hear from my neighbors, especially if it impacts our community so directly. I'm just so tired of this immediate shaming of any political talk whatsoever.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:17 (three days ago) link

Maybe there should be a separate neighborhood politics board for the people who want that

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:51 (three days ago) link

I don't love it when people try to avoid politics or act like they are outside politics, but I understand not wanting to shit up neighborhood talk with political animosity.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:52 (three days ago) link

Yeah I get the point about stirring it up, but I also feel like politely sharing resources and articles is a bit different from shouting about how great your preferred candidate is, but I suppose it's pretty hard to count on Americans not to stick with column A without sliding into column B. I was just happy to have some more resources about local judges which, in a very solidly blue state, is arguably the most important part of our ballots.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:55 (three days ago) link

some people started a "no rules" discussion group after being told not to talk politics in the neighborhood FB group, and then the mods began kicking people out if they were anti-Trump

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:58 (three days ago) link

because being against something I am for is putting a restriction on my freedom

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:59 (three days ago) link

There's a local hot dog stand down the street that really offers so much more. Great burgers, super sandwiches, an array of sausages, etc. It's run by great people, very generous, and literally everything they make is delicious. Every week since the pandemic began they've been offering a family meal special, essentially a creative comfort food one-off that feeds 8+ people, give or take, for about $65-$75, which is an incredible deal. Of course that's typically too much food for a family of four with two picky teens, so we've only gotten it a couple of times, but they do usually offer the same meal as an an individual serving, too. (For example, this week is the Italian wedding soup, bread, caprese salad, and a big pan of lasagna bolognese, a ton of food, but you can get all that stuff as an individual meal, which honestly feeds two.) So there's that. But then they also have an array of others seasonal items and one-offs, from an incredible pot roast sandwich or meatball sub, so things like a gyro sausage (lamb sausage and lots of the usually gyro components) to a turducken sausage (with stuffing and gravy and cranberry on top) to the Rudolph around Christmas (it's reindeer, with blueberries mixed in the filling). All awesome. And this is on top of the everyday awesome menu which sometimes has its *own* specials. Like $5 burgers one day, buy-one, get-one another day, and so on.

I am irrationally angry because everything is so fucking good, from the fries up, but I just can't keep up ordering from them every single week, let alone every single day. Yet taking a week or two off means missing so much stuff that may not be offered again for months, if ever.

What a bunch of assholes.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:01 (yesterday) link

nailing the spirit of the thread there

fuck those generous guys and their amazing selection of food

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Thursday, 22 October 2020 23:26 (yesterday) link

Shopping for a new fridge on an emergency basis, I kept seeing upgrades to "counter-depth fridge" for a more money. I assumed I didn't understand what this was, but, yup, it means you pay more money for a fucking SMALLER FRIDGE just so it lines up with your counter.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 23:36 (yesterday) link

Just wait til you see what they charge for not including a handle or the outside of the door i.e. an 'integrated' model

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 October 2020 23:37 (yesterday) link

people pay fortunes for fridges that pretend to be regular old warm kitchen cupboards

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Thursday, 22 October 2020 23:39 (yesterday) link

damn I'm going to have to start buying fridges again now, for the last decade I've been getting them for free from the child trust fund as a disabled carer. The last one was quite an unnecessary change, but it was the last year I could claim one. So I sent this perfectly working Hi-sense one to the fridge graveyard and found out afterwards my younger (zero-contract struggling) brother has been living without a fridge for a year now. FFs I'm bad on so many levels here.

calzino, Thursday, 22 October 2020 23:50 (yesterday) link

yeah, just for a further layer of self-hatred, my lame attempt at a "For Fridge's sake" joke probably is shit as well!

calzino, Thursday, 22 October 2020 23:53 (yesterday) link


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