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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby EsBe » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:13 pm

MysticalDescent wrote:At least nobody has gone so low as to say something about choo-choo-ing it over.

That's a junction I certainly wouldn't want to cross.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby jvcc » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:27 pm

EsBe wrote:
MysticalDescent wrote:At least nobody has gone so low as to say something about choo-choo-ing it over.

That's a junction I certainly wouldn't want to cross.


I just lost all of my esteam for you, Esbe. I thought that we were getting things back on track.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby MysticalDescent » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:25 pm

Another 'back on track' line? Bloody hell.

Visitors will wonder what all the (lo)commotion is about.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby ntw3001 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:54 pm

Alright, alright. So I've spent three days doing the 7am-10am shift handing out papers by the station, and I seem to have somehow caught a cold. Also, that shift has been cancelled, so I'm back to 'no job whatsoever' (my roommate works at the same company, and after being promised full-time hours and turning down the same at another place to take that, has had those hours cut after two weeks. He is not happy). I had an interview this afternoon which I was pretty confident about, but it turns out interviewing with a cold is not good. Also, the train was delayed so I was five minutes late, and in that five minutes the interviewers decided I wasn't showing up and phoned the agency, who I had to contact later but couldn't actually speak to. So I guess chances are slim that I'll gt any more leads from them, which is a pain because they were the only agency I've found that seemed to have any intention of finding me work (what is it employment agents do all day anyway?). So I've lost one job after three days, failed an interview and caught a cold. Yesterday I rather thought things were looking up.

Also, I've given notice to move out of the place I'm in in favour of somewhere in town (with my own bedroom!). I believe I complained about this before. I was turned down for having no job, got a job and haven't been able to get in touch with the landlord since. Sure hope I can find somewhere to live!

I know life is supposed to be a constant struggle against an uncaring, unrelenting universe and all this jazz, but this sustained period of appalling luck seems rather unrealistic. I was in a good mood at the prospect of at least some of this stuff working out, but now everything has fallen through again. I realise I have a Philosophy degree, but I'm baffled as to exactly why I can't find a job of any kind. Except door-knocking. I was offered a job wandering the streets knocking on doors, but I didn't take it. That was a bad day; wake up at 5.30 with less than two hours' sleep, hand out papers for three hours, walk (or jog) around the suburbs for seven hours, get home around 11, wake up at 5.30 the next day. I figured I was better off staying with the papers job because I would definitely get paid (until I had the shift cut two days later).

So, fork. It seems that the limit of good fortune is for things to appear to have the potential to go well. I would like that to stretch so far as to be represented in the form of some actual, rather than hypothetical, event. The comfort of the prospect that a good thing could, in theory, happen eventually is wearing pretty thin.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby EvilJekyll » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:00 pm

Chin up Enty, you'll get your caboose into something better soon. You just have to keep on hammering at it.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby EsBe » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:15 pm

I see the shenanigans keep chugging along fine without me.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby jvcc » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:31 pm

I imagine that my sympathies will seem less sincere if they are train-based, so suffices to say I'm sorry and hopefully you'll win the lottery soon or something else will happen to offset this string of bad luck.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby badplantmommy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:07 am

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Hey, as long as it has Kahlua and vodka that's what's important. :mrgreen:


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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby PonderThis » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:23 am

Daaaang I've been trying to reunite kupo with her regular account but the stupid database is fighting me ... STUPID DATABASE :x

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Judas Maccabeus » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:11 am

PonderThis wrote:Daaaang I've been trying to reunite kupo with her regular account but the stupid database is fighting me ... STUPID DATABASE :x


I like to imagine that you're plugging yourself into your computer so you can get into action-movie battles with the database. No, don't tell me otherwise, I want to live with that fantasy. :P
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby PonderThis » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:52 pm

Actually that's a pretty good description. ;)

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:06 pm

Dear God, dog, please stop eating poop out of the litter box. It's very disgusting and since you don't like to be on the floor and we have kids that like to put things on the floor, I get to find used cat litter and bits of poop all over my coat when I want to wear it.

Again, stop it.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby James » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:53 am

PonderThis wrote:Actually that's a pretty good description. ;)

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby badplantmommy » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:50 am

Not only does Hubby's cold keep coming back, but now I've got it. I expect to be over it much quicker, though, as I'm not the one who is doing hard physical work 10+ hours a day, 6 days a week, with a long commute. If I spend two more days lying around the house, I should be ready to do everything I need to do next week.

Still, I hate that yucky-throat and stuffy head feeling. :(
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby badplantmommy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:27 am

We're still sick. I'm getting better, and expect to be back to my regular scheduled life tomorrow. I blame Trader Joe's for this illness, since they have discontinued selling their ecchinacea.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby giantsfan97 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:21 pm

I would be interested to see how many posts I've made in this thread regarding females. Here comes another! You are warned that the following text will be filled with self-pity:

I've gone on a number of 1st and 2nd dates over the past couple of years (since my last real relationship ended). Each and every time I am positive that things are going great, but, like clockwork, they always lose interest after that 2nd date.

Quick tangent - in none of these cases are the women able to just tell me that, they always make up excuses about why a 3rd date can't occur until I stop trying.

Logic would say that maybe I'm just a boring person to talk to (I'm reasonably certain I am okay enough looking for that not to be an issue), but I always enjoy the conversations I have on these dates and awkward pauses are a rarity. The most recent episode involved a 3rd date, so I was feeling pretty good. Every sign she was giving was pointing to her liking me a lot. We actually have tentative plans for a 4th date, but she has all of a sudden become very distant. I fully expect "something" to come up and force her to cancel that date.

I feel a little better now that I have that rant out of my system.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Skimba » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:54 pm

I really wish I had some better insight for you, Gif, but I can say that usually the distancing is because girls don't want to hurt feelings. So instead of upfront saying that they are no longer interested for one reason or another, they just drift away. Somehow this makes them think no feelings are being hurt, when in fact, usually the opposite has happened. I used to do the drift away thing when I was younger, but I found that to be truely lacking in closure. Now I just tell folks what is happening so no one is left to wonder. (Not recently, of course.)
Don't look forward to something coming up in place of that 4th date, think positive and poopcakes like that.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:37 am

So I found out about a week ago that Dad was getting remarried. At first, understandably, I was pretty shocked until we sat down with him and he said that he's mostly just lonely around the house and doesn't really like someone not being there. So now I understand the reasoning and I'm not so hurt about it, but the lady who he was planning to marry decided to rekindle her old gambling addiction and so he's called it off indefinitely. His two kids (me and my sister) were both fine with the marriage in the first place, but his own sister has sent him an email about how disrespectful all this is and she wants to make sure that all of his stuff is returned and all of her stuff is given back because she's disowning him and writing him off forever.
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Postby Skimba » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:10 am

Maybe you (and your sister) should talk to your aunt and explain your feelings on the matter.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Low-Tech » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:04 pm

In the 4 or so years I've had this cat, it has never ONCE tried to catch anything I'm aware of... so, when she finally did manage to catch something, you can imagine how happy she was, and brought it right to me.... as I was trying to get into my car. Sorry kitty, I'm trying to cut down on eviscerated rodent. I do understand why you wanted to show me, seeing as how from certain angles, you resemble not so much a cat but a bowling ball with whiskers, but still, the last thing I need is a poor headless mouse dropped in my lap.

I can only assume she found and caught the least athletic mouse on the face of the Earth... she must've hid the little jar of pencils it was carrying...
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Nyperold » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:50 pm

Well, at least it was eviscerated, and therefore very definitely dead. The cat who hangs around here (she's not technically ours but her actual owner is having difficulty taking care of her, so we do a lot of it) occasionally brings us small animals. They're usually dead, but not always; one time, she brought a live vole into the house. We managed to catch it (at least, I hope it was the same one) and release it into the very back of the property.

Having a live small animal released into your car just as you were about to leave would be... an adventure, to say the least.

(That said... ew.)

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby James » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:20 pm

I have a co-worker who uses the same phrase every single time he wants somebody's attention:

"Hey [name], can I borrow you for a second?"

I find it obnoxiously twee.

Actually, to be fair, on occasion he just goes with:

"Heyyyyyyyyyy, [name]."

It's less twee, but it's still pretty irritating. It makes the request sound like it's going to be more annoying than it actually is.

He's a fairly nice guy, and it's silly to get wound up about stupid stuff like this, but GOD, HAVING TO INHABIT A SPACE AMONG OTHER HUMAN BEINGS IS THE WORST TORMENT A CONSCIOUS BEING COULD EVER BE FORCED TO ENDURE. It's possible that I'm exaggerating.

There's somebody else at work who persistently calls the shipping manifest "the manifesto".

There is yet another person who doesn't seem able to say the word "anyway" without preceding it with "in". I think he's confused the word "anyway" (as in, "It may seem pointless, but you should do it anyway") with the phrase "in any way" (as in, "I don't think that is in any way related to what we're talking about").

Instead of actually mentioning any of this stuff, I sit there silently resenting them each a little bit every time they commit one of their verbal crimes. It's obviously the most reasonable response.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby EsBe » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:50 pm

James wrote:There is yet another person who doesn't seem able to say the word "anyway" without preceding it with "in". I think he's confused the word "anyway" (as in, "It may seem pointless, but you should do it anyway") with the phrase "in any way" (as in, "I don't think that is in any way related to what we're talking about").

I'm imagining the following contrived scenario about how that could backfire:

Lady co-worker asks for relationship advice.

Lady co-worker: "... so I feel like if I sleep with him now, he'll be way too clingy. Your thoughts?"

Guy: "You should do him in anyway."

Lady co-worker secretly moonlights as a hitman.

The night does not fare well for her boyfriend.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby fanelian » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:39 pm

So, the forums are not blocked after all. Not in Tucson, anyway (?). So here I am. And I'm here to whine and complain.

We're stuck on a meeting room on a facility where you can't go anywhere without an escort (well, you shouldn't ). We weren't originally supposed to come into the office today, so my group and I are all on t-shirts and jeans, and very tired of being basically trapped in this office, and one of the girls thought it super swell to put on some music for all of us to enjoy, but I really am not enjoying all of her choices and the guy whose musical taste is closer to mine put his headphones on, but he's got the volume all way up, so I have got some rock on the left and some Adele on the right. I like Adele, sure, but not all frigging day long, same 3 dang overplayed songs agaiiiin. Doesn't she have some other ones? GAHHH Even better? a road trip back home awaits... around 6 hours of this same situation don't seem inviting at all.

I usually live fine without music. I'm weird like that: I enjoys me some silence, and would reaaaally like some of it right now.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:59 am

It's a little late now for this advice, but you could start pretending that you and the others are hunkered down in there while outside zombies rampage and the sound of Adele drives them away. Food supplies are running low, because that jerking jerkface Tom snuck off and ate the last three bag of chips and all that's left are Sno Balls and you hate those durned things and you start looking around the room, wondering who should be the first to go in case you have to resort to cannibalism to survive when your eyes settle on Brenda, and with her weight and bad knee she's only going to slow you down you know but she's looking at me, is she thinking about turning on me when times get tough? You'd like that, wouldn't you, Brenda? Well, I'm not going to let you. You can't eat me if I eat you first! "RAAAR," you bellow in predatorial ecstacy as you bound across the table and tackle her fat face to the ground just before the corner of a clipboard clips you on the side of the head. You turn to see who is the next target of your unquenchable bloodlust when the fire extinguisher smashes into your head from behind. Groggily, you awaken bound to the copier machine, and you hear snips of conversation discussing whether to leave you there or toss you outside for the zombies. Brenda is advocating the undead horde for you, and Oh she would, wouldn't she? More like undead whore. Brenda, not the zombies. Although now you start to wonder if any of the zombies were prostitutes and that gets you wondering if a guy has sex with a zombie will the zombie disease pass on to him and will that qualify as necrophilia. You seem to maybe remember a movie once where a guy does that and he did become a zombie and you try to remember what movie it was.
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