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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

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

all round to my place for fap :D

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

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada Goose Parkas

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

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

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

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

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

baldie doin-brum.gif

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

no i in yr a

so to speak

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

the level of stress made my a feel i

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

Stoned Je55e

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

bill gates the spider

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

Can't believe you got to meet Conner Smedley

Beautiful Bean Footage Fetishist (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 17:01 (five months ago) link

do ghosts even eat Pringles?

koogs, Wednesday, 17 August 2022 20:12 (five months ago) link

has anyone mentioned one of my top irrationally angry things yet

when your finger is dropping on the mouse button and some fuckin element loads and you end up not clicking what u wanted to click

it's like THEY KNOW

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 21:08 (five months ago) link

(tbf it's not always that they "know" it just happened to me on ilxor.com which i don't think was designed to get me to go to a tweet. IRRATIONAL)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 21:09 (five months ago) link

Will M, YES that is the actual worst. I love going to websites on a mission to click or search specific thing, but have to click battle a parade of special offer pop ups and fucking chat bot helpers before they will let me even see the screen unimpeded. I’m getting angry just thinking about it.

Kim, Wednesday, 17 August 2022 21:21 (five months ago) link

the mobile - and desktop - web feels pretty seriously broken these days, just an awful awful experience that no sane organisation would design that way

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 17 August 2022 21:24 (five months ago) link

I have learned that when I try to go to the NYT Spelling Bee forum, I have to wait for an ad to load, else my attempt to click on that day's page will be interpreted as clicking on the (not yet loaded) ad. It's only a few seconds but yeah, it's annoying

your marshmallows may vary (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 23:09 (five months ago) link

i hate hate hate hate hate talking on the phone and yet today all anybody at work has wanted to do is talk on the phone for things that could have easily been an email.

i hate the sound of my own voice and I hate teh interruptions and repetitions of calls so much.

Toonie Orlando (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 August 2022 19:55 (five months ago) link

(it's been relatively slow at work today for once, but I just haaaaate the phone)

Toonie Orlando (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 August 2022 19:55 (five months ago) link

buy magazine, scan magazine, touch card to reader, nothing. again, nothing.

eventually look at the reader and there's a POLL on it and it's waiting for an answer (from the previous customer?) and blocking payment until it's done.

koogs, Saturday, 3 September 2022 14:00 (five months ago) link

people who, after being insulted by me, say things like "i bet u don't have the courage to say that to my/his/their face, keyboard warrior".

bro, i'm insulting you. if I wanted to be a dudebro and beat you up, i'd have looked up your address on a background check site, flown there, and thrown down. my weapon is wit, not my fault if your armory is barren.

i eat ass with a knife and fork (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 14 September 2022 21:09 (four months ago) link

(I don't believe in violence and haven't been in a fight since I was 15 and don't look to change that any time soon)

i eat ass with a knife and fork (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 14 September 2022 21:10 (four months ago) link

Customs charges every time something is sent from the UK as a book. But worst part is probably the fee that An Post slaps on the top which more than doubles the fee.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 23:25 (four months ago) link

I totally get that I am going to be on hold for a while and am not angry about that, I am totally angry at this terrible hold music that is inexplicably three times louder than a normal human speaking over the phone voice.

silverfish, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 18:28 (four months ago) link

when I worked in a callcentre (credit cards) our hold music was Shania Twain's "Party for Two" and Geri Halliwell's version of "It's Raining Men" - I had a theory that the hold music was deliberately annoying in order to encourage customers to call back at a less busy time.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 18:34 (four months ago) link

yes

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 16:20 (four months ago) link

What, no Wallflowers version of "Heroes", or Puff Daddy's "Come with Me"?

i eat ass with a knife and fork (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:37 (four months ago) link

DO NOT IGNORE THIS LETTER

you do not need to respond if: all information is correct

real hurry-up-and-wait vibes from local council

koogs, Saturday, 24 September 2022 10:42 (four months ago) link

Falling asleep in front of the tv. Maybe I should listen to my body or something. Did it several times to several things last night then rewound each thing. Including something I had fallen asleep to the night before. Think I may have finally got to see all of that now but in a weird order as I watched the bits I didn't remember seeing. Need to watch episode for continuity and things like. Gah or indeed bah humbug.
Then went to bed and read and then couldn't get to sleep.

Stevolende, Friday, 30 September 2022 07:39 (four months ago) link

my mother walking in to ask if I'm still working drives me more nuts than it should. if I'm not still working, I always come outside of my room once I'm done, esp since then we can take dad to the bathroom. if I'm still in my room, I'm still working, and getting interrupted while I'm trying to finish up for the day just aggravates me. esp cos I'm usually trying to hurry up and finish and it often breaks my concentration on what I'm working on.

stank viola (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 21:58 (four months ago) link

The now total divorce between what ASMR actually is and what people now use it to mean, ie basically any noise at all.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 8 October 2022 02:40 (three months ago) link

people who ask who I have a moment to chat and won't tell me what about drive me nuts.

idk the answer might depend on whether this is going to be a deep conversation about something or a quick chat, and how much time I have.

generally I'll ask what about and if they still won't tell me, I push it to later or never. do not like being ambushed.

stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 18:58 (three months ago) link

people on slack who don't ask if I have a moment or come right out and say what they want, but just say "hi ledge how are you" and wait for me to respond. this isn't a social call, get on with it.

ledge, Tuesday, 18 October 2022 19:22 (three months ago) link

"i'm really shitty, how are you doing?"

stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 19:23 (three months ago) link

yes, this is a pet peeve of mine

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 19:38 (three months ago) link

yeah its polite and all and i appreciate the gesture as a general rule .,, but for me its almost always deployed by a salesperson trying to butter me up for some annoying ask

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 19:46 (three months ago) link

Do you have a moment to chat about your car's extended warranty?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 20:12 (three months ago) link

this isn't a social call, get on with it.

the thing is, the other half of the population interpret diving straight in without any preamble to be rude. you can't win man

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 19 October 2022 09:51 (three months ago) link

Yeah I get the impulse for it, and I'd never launch straight into an email or call or face to face meeting without the politeness preamble so it's definitely acquired behaviour. However I can and do win when I'm the asker by putting the preamble and request in the same message, without waiting for a response.

ledge, Wednesday, 19 October 2022 10:46 (three months ago) link

^^^^

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 14:11 (three months ago) link

yeah I prefer that so if I get hit with three messages like this at once, I know the scope of what's being asked of all three and how much time it might take to answer them. if I have three messages that just say "hi Neanderthal, how are you?" waiting, and they won't tell me what they're asking until I reply, i have no idea.

stank viola (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 14:18 (three months ago) link

I think "Neanderthal, hope you are well. I need . . . " lands much better than "I need . . ."

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 14:31 (three months ago) link

yeah. and that's fine! that's what I usually do too.

just do it in one message, like others have said above. or send the greeting and then send what you need shortly after ,even if I don't reply.

stank viola (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 14:34 (three months ago) link

i hope this chat finds you lying down on your couch

ꙮ (map), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 14:34 (three months ago) link

building on that, I love when you have an Out of Office message on in MS Teams/Outlook, and have sent people an email a few days in advance of that saying you're going to be out, and they still private message you anyway for stuff that needs immediate attention, and keep trying to ping you when you don't reply.

I had one person REPLY to my out of office email once and get mad at me, saying "I KNOW YOU'RE OUT, Neanderthal, I'm just telling you for when you get back, GEEZ", and I had to explain to them how out of office messages work. they thought i'd manually sent it from my vacation.

stank viola (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 14:38 (three months ago) link

I accidentally sent email to my wife's old university address where she hasn't worked in 5 and half years and I got her outlook out of office response which kind of cracked me up. It's basically "I don't work here anymore, good luck"

joygoat, Wednesday, 19 October 2022 17:22 (three months ago) link

lately I feel like software in general is making me IA - or maybe rationally I

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 17:27 (three months ago) link

My Powerpoint has taken to changing whatever quantity of prints I enter to 1 before printing.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 17:47 (three months ago) link

then it chuckles to itself

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 17:52 (three months ago) link

substack recipe for tomato soup: “put a large can of tomatoes, butter & dried herbs in a vitamix. if you blend it for 5 minutes it’ll get hot! voila! soup!“

seriously what the fuck are we doing here.
gtfoh with yr “recipe”

i’ll order a pizza

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 29 October 2022 07:30 (three months ago) link

I know it's hardly novel to once again point out the complete failure that is the American healthcare system, but I'm beyond infuriated today.

Was dealing with some ongoing health stuff and my previous doctor moved, so I had to transition to a new one. That has been a pain in and of itself, but whatever. So now I'm trying to schedule an appointment to see the new doctor. Tried to do it online, but somehow it was showing that the only available openings were in January. Of 2026. Maybe real, but certainly seems to be an error. So I sent a message through the app (which is how they encourage you to reach out, btw). Two days later I finally get a phone call back, but I was in a meeting and missed it. The message gave me a number to call back to schedule an appointment.

I am currently on minute 78 of waiting on hold. Just a fucking awful system.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 22:06 (two months ago) link

I mean, not only do I have to plan my sicknesses six months in advance, but I now have to block off an afternoon of work just to call to set the appointment.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 22:15 (two months ago) link

just got off the phone, good lord.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 22:47 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

couriers that don't read instructions. I hate gated communities but unfortunately I live in one. I put the gate code on the instructions, and 99% of everyone reads it, puts in the code, which rings my phone, and they get in with no problem.

there's always one moron that goes to the wrong gate or who can't figure out how to enter a series of four numbers and then want me to come out and meet them. well, if I'm ordering Uber Eats (which isn't often nowadays), it's because I'm teaching a class and need my lunch to arrive fairly close to lunch time, and physically can't drive out to the front of the gate. otherwise I wouldn't have ordered Uber Eats.

c'monnnn.

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 December 2022 18:03 (one month ago) link

also fuck gated communities, the only people who wind up being kept out are residents who have to wait in queue behind a bunch of other people that can't work the box (or the box stops working). esp ours, which has no separate lane for residents and guests, like most do. and the gate breaks all th time anyway. just get rid of it.

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 December 2022 18:04 (one month ago) link

When people use "ground" and "floor" interchangeably...

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, 9 December 2022 18:47 (one month ago) link

was really frustrating when Al Michaels informed us that Baker Mayfield was guilty of intentional flooring

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 December 2022 19:10 (one month ago) link

one month passes...


"Do you need to stay home from school?"
"I don't want to."

― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:02 AM (two years ago) bookmarkflaglink

What are your children???

But who are we doing it versus? (sunny successor), Friday, 3 February 2023 17:23 (two days ago) link

When people use "ground" and "floor" interchangeably...

― m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, December 9, 2022 12:47 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol yes this is confusing at best

But who are we doing it versus? (sunny successor), Friday, 3 February 2023 17:24 (two days ago) link


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