Innocuous things that make you irrationally embarrassed

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After being banished to a circle of hell for a couple of years, Lyft and Uber are now allowed once again to pick up directly at the terminal at Cleveland Hopkins. In the apps, there's a menu where you just put in what level and door you're at, and they pull right to the curb.

Pete Swine Cave (Eliza D.), Friday, 24 January 2020 15:03 (eight months ago) link

Yeah i like airports with that kind of setup. Orlando also used to prohibit pickups from the airport, until people screamed about it, as the rates for the cabs at the taxi stand are insane (unless you're going to one of the areas with a flat rate)

The last time I was in San Juan, I learned that Uber is legally allowed to transport both ways from the airport there, but it is advised against and many drivers refuse the fare. Was told the reason is cab drivers hate ride share for hurting their earnings and will physically attack the Uber drivers.

One business trip, I had to head back 30 minutes to the airport, and the cabs had just gone on strike an hour ago. The receptionist heard I was trying Uber and he told me to abort and he gave me a ride himself. Mega sweet man.

I can understand the cab drivers' anger given the current economic climate there.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 15:11 (eight months ago) link

When I’m waiting at a stoplight, ready to go straight, and the green arrow comes on and I jump the gun, mistaking it for the green light, and let off the brake for a split second, and then have to quickly stop and sit there like a schnook.

I do this almost every Saturday when I'm at a light that turns green first for the straight-ahead drivers and then for the left-turners like me. Usually it's the other way around.

pplains, Friday, 24 January 2020 18:44 (eight months ago) link

At least y'all realize it. I've been near t-boned by folks who did that,then keep going

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:11 (eight months ago) link

Billie Eilish thread

circa1916, Thursday, 30 January 2020 05:44 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

I'm not sure exactly how to describe it, but that thing when someone gets on the train or bus wearing some costume or otherwise ridiculous outfit during an unexpected time of the year (i.e. not Halloween or something) and makes smirking eye contact with everyone else, individually in the hopes of getting some sort of reaction. I nearly die of second-hand embarrassment whenever I see this.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:45 (seven months ago) link

I saw a guy in a thrift store last week in full elf regalia. I didn't say anything.

nickn, Monday, 9 March 2020 21:49 (seven months ago) link

I usually just scream HEY YO LOOK AT THE COSTUME MAN THAT'S QUITE THE COSTUME, A STRANGE AND UNUSUAL COSTUME, WELL DONE

until they feel uncomfortable and leave

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:51 (seven months ago) link

haha

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:52 (seven months ago) link

I figured he's harmless, and probably happier than I am, so why piss on his fun.

nickn, Monday, 9 March 2020 21:52 (seven months ago) link

my job in life is to remove all happiness

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:53 (seven months ago) link

starting w/ my own

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:53 (seven months ago) link

It's not as much about pissing on their fun, more just the people that do it in such a performative, "look at me, NO, LOOK AT ME" way make me cringe.

xpost

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:54 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, this guy was different though, he seemed like someone who dresses for himself, in exactly the way he wants to.

nickn, Monday, 9 March 2020 21:59 (seven months ago) link

But I get what you're saying, I've seen those types too.

nickn, Monday, 9 March 2020 22:00 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/TN07oNK.jpg

pplains, Monday, 18 May 2020 16:31 (five months ago) link

lol

i actually bought some passion fruit chobani a week or so ago and realized something about it. two things actually

1) it doesn't embarrass me anymore, it's just yogurt
2) chobani yogurt has a smell so strong that i can smell it before i turn the corner into the room where someone is eating it

with the lifting of the chobani-schmerz, i think i am incapable of being irrationally embarrassed.
i only get embarrassed when it's inevitable & justified. otherwise, zero tolerance for self-shaming. life's too short.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:36 (five months ago) link

It probably doesn't, but I still imagine the creamer spilling out in yogurty chunks.

"Has It Expired? No! It's CHOBANI®"

pplains, Monday, 18 May 2020 17:38 (five months ago) link

ah the rich taste and surprising mouthfeel of CHOBANI

dip to dup (rob), Monday, 18 May 2020 17:42 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Chitchat between sportscasters or weatherpeople and newsreaders after the former have finished their segment

vanjie wail (qiqing), Sunday, 21 June 2020 06:53 (three months ago) link

Unless it's "Then i won't have to wear my jacket?"

pplains, Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:41 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I thought I was over it! But no — there’s a guy here working on our hvac system and I’m eating breakfast. I ran out of things I actually wanted to eat so I decided on yogurt (not chobani, different brand but still in a cup.)

I was swept away in a wave of irrational embarrassment from the moment I started eating it. I stood there w my spoon & my cup like a total boob. What’s my problem with yogurt??!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:14 (three months ago) link

Tbh I think part of it is internalized ageism — that it feels like food for people without teeth aka babies or the very elderly. Eating it makes me feel feeble and powerless (irrationally).

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:19 (three months ago) link

I've just eaten some yogurt because of this thread.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:26 (three months ago) link

is it also somewhat gendered? like "woman laughing alone with salad"? "elderly woman without teeth sitting alone with yogurt?"

sarahell, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:56 (three months ago) link

Liking yogurt is gendered in the US?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:59 (three months ago) link

She’s not alone if she’s with the yogurt. You’ve got eight million friends in each cup.

rb (soda), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 22:00 (three months ago) link

growing up in the US in the 70s/80s -- yogurt was definitely marketed towards women esp. for weight loss

sarahell, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 22:01 (three months ago) link

Wolf erotica.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 22:02 (three months ago) link

cannae beat some classic ilx patter my man

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 23:00 (three months ago) link

For I don’t think it’s gendered — I remember in college (way back in the 90s) being at the caf and a male friend of mine was eating yogurt. I could barely look at him! The way he was spooning it, the lack of need to chew. Ugh no.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:22 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Getting congratulated on my work anniversary by my Linkedin connections.

pplains, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:35 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

When a book makes you lol irl

Scampo No. 5 (wins), Thursday, 3 September 2020 17:49 (one month ago) link


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