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Postby Oregonaut » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:48 pm UTC

Yes, but is your waistline 40"? If so, then yes. You would be able to acquire the necessary crotch covering.

To not include 36" and 38", both of which are very common sizes, is the stupid.
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Postby Thesh » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:51 pm UTC

40" is my wasteline. Used to be 36" until I started working a desk job. I can go as small as 38" but it gets uncomfortable for long periods of time.

I am short too. 40x30 is my normal pants size. Pain in the ass to find. I can find 36x30 and 38x30 no problem.
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Postby emceng » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:03 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:40" is my wasteline. Used to be 36" until I started working a desk job. I can go as small as 38" but it gets uncomfortable for long periods of time.

I am short too. 40x30 is my normal pants size. Pain in the ass to find. I can find 36x30 and 38x30 no problem.


I have similar issues finding pants that fit. I need 34x34s, but no one seems to carry them - especially for dress pants. WTF. It also doesn't help that vanity sizing has come to mens' clothing. I read an article recently that found a variance of almost 4 inches between manufacturer sizes.
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Postby Briareos » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:12 pm UTC

I can never, ever find 29x32, and 30x32 is only slightly more common. Sigh.
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Postby Whelan » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:13 pm UTC

Being a 28, leaving me right in the middle of the no-man's land between children's and adult's, for which no one will make clothes.
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Postby Oregonaut » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:19 pm UTC

Trust me, nobody makes pants that fit me. I have to do some tailoring to make my own clothes, 9/10 times.
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Postby SummerGlauFan » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:28 pm UTC

I have to buy my own pants because, for some reason, anyone who tries to buy pants as gifts either gets them two inches too small or two inches too large.
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Postby GraphiteGirl » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:59 pm UTC

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Postby Briareos » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:40 am UTC

Well, that was short-lived.
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Postby scienceroboticspunk » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:06 am UTC

I cant believe how I can never take the courage or will power to do thins I always tell myself I need to do and can accomplish. I should have asked that girl out today because I needed to, I should have knocked a minute off my 5k time instead of adding two minutes. I should have done this project a week ago instead of waiting till the last minute like always.
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Postby The EGE » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:32 am UTC

Briareos wrote:I can never, ever find 29x32, and 30x32 is only slightly more common. Sigh.

Exactly the same for me.

Also: I just got home an hour ago. I was out for 14 consecutive hours today. Three different schools (one of them twice), four classes, three activities, 26 unruly elementary schoolers, twelve balsa planes, one sophomore trumpeter with a Napoleon complex, 20 points higher on SATs, and one minor self-performed surgery later, I am ready to sleep.
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Postby femtometer » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:01 am UTC

Read on another forum a girl saying that we could totally cure cancer if we could just get rid of telomerase.

My head asploded.

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Postby Thesh » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:11 am UTC

Isn't cancer caused by vaccinations?
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Postby Torvaun » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:35 am UTC

Oregonaut wrote:Seriously? I'm 6'3" and I have a 36" waist. I'm a fatass, that's ridiculous.

I'm 5'8" and have a 42" waist, so fuck off. You're enough of not-a-fatass that you were in the military, and no, not everyone fits those height-weight guidelines.
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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:01 am UTC

Oregonaut wrote:And putting a belt on shorts is not good fashion.
Since when? I mean, yeah, if you have a shirt tucked in behind it, it'd look a bit dorky, but with a shirt/polo shirt/T-shirt worn over the top it's fine.
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Postby emceng » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:11 pm UTC

Spoiler:
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK


Spent most of last night reinstalling windows. Tonight I probably get to spend most of my time resinstalling drivers and trying to figure out if I really will have to reinstall all my programs, resetup my home network, and pretty much get annoyed with computers in general. I also still need to figure out which asshole put the copy protection into which game which caused me to have to reinstall windows twice in a week.
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:14 pm UTC

There should be a windows.old folder or something on your main hdd. At least, when I upgraded my computer to 64bit when I got a new processor I found my old files in a folder.

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Postby emceng » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:31 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:There should be a windows.old folder or something on your main hdd. At least, when I upgraded my computer to 64bit when I got a new processor I found my old files in a folder.



I have all my data, but I am missing drivers, settings, and my internet favorites. I already did a search - my favorites list is completely gone. I don't think I can copy drivers, so those have to be reinstalled.
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Postby Drumheller769 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:16 pm UTC

In upgrading to Windows 7 I had partial success in being able to use files from the Windows.Old folder that gets created. It really was hit or miss for me depending on the program I was trying to copy over. Good Luck, in the end I did a lot of reinstalling.

Note on your favorites list, you can export it from most browsers, or find it if you know where to look.

If you go into your documents for your user under the Windows.Old folder, and go to \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in there for Chrome would be a bookmarks file, you could copy that. Note the AppData folder is hidden, you will have to manually type it in after your username under the documents folder.

For firefox, this might help: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_are_Fir ... rks_stored

As for IE, sorry I couldnt find anything.
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Postby emceng » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:23 pm UTC

Drumheller769 wrote:In upgrading to Windows 7 I had partial success in being able to use files from the Windows.Old folder that gets created. It really was hit or miss for me depending on the program I was trying to copy over. Good Luck, in the end I did a lot of reinstalling.

Note on your favorites list, you can export it from most browsers, or find it if you know where to look.

If you go into your documents for your user under the Windows.Old folder, and go to \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in there for Chrome would be a bookmarks file, you could copy that. Note the AppData folder is hidden, you will have to manually type it in after your username under the documents folder.

For firefox, this might help: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_are_Fir ... rks_stored

As for IE, sorry I couldnt find anything.



Awesome, thanks! I was worried, since I have a huge number of bookmarks, and could probably remember about 10 of them.
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Postby smw543 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:43 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:I see your problem. You're shopping for clothes at Wal-mart.

What's wrong with that? Dickies are Dickies are Dickies.
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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:45 pm UTC

I probably wouldn't buy a yacht at Walmart.
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Postby smw543 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:50 pm UTC

Sexy, no? (BTW, 40" means 40 inches (whereas I where a 30 or 32.)
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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:58 pm UTC

Unfortunately metrication hasn't reached clothing in the UK yet, so I did know that.
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Postby Coin » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:04 pm UTC

I lost a pile of notes at uni. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
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Postby Xeio » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:14 pm UTC

DAMN YOU REMOTE DESKTOP! You destroyed my perfectly organized desktop icons, everything where I wanted it! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:15 pm UTC

My mom sends me a barrage of absolutely awful Right Wing propaganda. Global warming is a hoax, Muslims are going to destroy the world, Obama is a socialist, evolution is a myth, the decline of Judeo-Christian values is leading this country to ruin!

I dunno, I'm getting ready to add my mother to my block list. The trash she sends me daily is really disheartening, distracting, and more importantly, disappointing. I'd rather not know my mom is this idiotic.
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Postby Kang » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:25 pm UTC

Somebody sent me an e-mail telling me to call him on the phone, only for that conversation ending with: «This would be a lot easier if you'd just send me that via mail.»

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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:33 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:DAMN YOU REMOTE DESKTOP! You destroyed my perfectly organized desktop icons, everything where I wanted it! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Cool people use things like object dock!

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Postby Oregonaut » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:33 pm UTC

Last night, spoliered for length. I'm still processing whether I should have emotions on this matter or not. Bleh.

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So I went home last night and began work on the front yard, preparing it for the forthcoming cold months. I'm sitting there thinking to myself that I really don't want to go on this week long trip, but I need to because that is what my job description includes. I've already canx'd my wingman's flight, apologized to him, and so I have as much as possible taken care of socially. I'm trimming the roses back, turning the soil one last time around my Japanese maple, edging the lawn, just basically losing myself in menial tasks. All in all, it wasn't a bad afternoon. I'm listening to Mindcrime, working the land, good stuff.

My neighbor rolls up, with some friends of hers, and she runs into her house to grab a few things. I wave to her as she runs past, because I'm friendly to my neighbors, as I am supposed to be. I don't think anything else of it, and go back to tending to my flowers. Couple minutes go past, and I see a shadow lay over me. Normally I am not that nervous in my neighborhood, and especially not in my front yard, so I have my ear buds in instead of having music playing in my stereo. I look up, and see my neighbor smiling down at me. She's a nice lady, probably eight or so years my elder, has a ready smile, and a warm heart. I pluck out one of my ear buds and ask her if she needs something.

"Yes," she says, "I was wondering if you would join me and my friends for dinner. We're going to be out late, if that's a problem I understand. I just thought you might like to break the monotony and join some people out for once." She smiles, and waits for my answer.

Normally I would defer, as I always do with things like this. Unless I feel like going out, I don't go out. If I feel like going out, I go out alone. Much easier to deal with the stresses of going out that way, I don't have to worry about embarrassing myself, or anyone else. However, she seemed to be earnest in her proposition, and I was getting hungry anyway. "Sure," I said, "could you give me a moment to get cleaned up? I'd rather not itch my way through dinner covered in soil."

"Great! My friends and I will wait in my house, you go ahead and get ready, take your time, I'm sure that we can wait for you to get ready."

I walk in my house, hustle through getting sanitized, and prepared for leaving my house. Quick cold shower, wash face, brush teeth, crap... What was she wearing? What should I wear? Damn it, if I show up over dressed, I'll look a loon. If I show up under dressed I'll embarrass them. Dress pants...no... Jeans are right out. Slacks! Every place accepts a man in black slacks. Shirt and tie are wrong, sweatshirt is wrong, polo is wrong.... Ah, collarless shirt with medallion should be middle-of-the-road enough. I hop into my socks, put on my black polish combat boots, wallet, keys, cell, pager...what am I forgetting...I'm putting on my leather jacket and feeling my pockets trying to remember what feels out of p...knives. I need my knives. I slip on the knives I wear out of my house, and walk over to my neighbor's door.

"Hey, there you are. That was quick! Of course, you're probably used to changing on the fly. Would you mind driving my car? I'm not sure where we are going, and I'd prefer to be the map person."

I accept, as she has an automatic, common model car, and I'm confident I can operate it under any circumstances. She introduces me to her two friends as they filter past me, I smile and nod to each, murmuring a platitude so that I don't offend anyone. They each seem of an age with my neighbor, nice ladies, non-threatening. I'm confident that they won't be a problem if things turn sour. I climb into and adjust the driver's seat, adjust the mirrors, check the dashboard lights, confirm that headlights, turn signals, windshield wipers and defrost all work…then I stop and look sheepishly at my neighbor, “Sorry. Force of habit.”

“No, no no! That’s totally ok! Ladies, as you may have noticed we are going to be chauffeured around tonight by a professional!” At this, the other ladies laughed some and sounded their approval. “Please, take us to <road> if you will, driver.”

Figuring that I may as well play along, “At once madam.”

I drive the way I normally do, navigating streets that I am familiar with, keeping open exits on all sides, planning three turns ahead. My neighbor is giving me instructions on how to get to our destination, and fiddling with her MP3 player, and finally lands on Three Days Grace. I begin to sing along without noticing, driving, keeping an eye on my corners, listening to instructions, just doing what I always do when I’m behind the wheel.

After some time we finally arrive at our destination, I find a good parking spot, where I can drive out of the area quickly should I need to, drive past the spot I want, and back into it in one fluid motion. I shut the car down, without thinking I step out and check the rear of the car, check the front of the car, and check for anyone who may be watching me. Again, I catch myself and look at my neighbor and smile and shrug.

I take up the rear position, keeping my head on a swivel, not even really hearing what the ladies are talking about unless one of them turns to me and speaks. We walk in, wait a short time for a table, and then are seated. “You have an amazing voice; I keep forgetting how good you can sing.” My neighbor says to me.

The redhead asks with a smirk, “Does he sing for you often?”

My neighbor smiles and says, “No, he and some of his friends performed at my backyard party this summer. But neither of you would know about that because you were ‘unavailable’.”

The blonde states, “Well if I had known you were going to have live entertainment of that quality, I would have come home from my trip early!”

By this point, I am blushing inside, though years of control have taught me to not let it show on my face. I cough uncomfortably and say, “I’m certain that we were not as good as <name> says we were. We hadn’t had an opportunity to practice, and were mostly just winging it.”

The waiter comes over and asks what we would like to drink, I offer to DD, since I don’t drink alcohol anymore, and am informed by the waiter that this means my drinks are free; pleasant surprise for me. My neighbor orders a daiquiri, the redhead orders a Long Island iced tea, and the blonde orders brandy. I ask for a root beer, which receives snickers from the red head, who then receives a slap on the shoulder from the blonde. With a grimace I add, “My time in the military taught me to appreciate the value of a good Oregon root beer. You wouldn’t believe some of the garbage they serve out East.” The waiter, light bless his soul, adds, “Ah, yes. I visited Virginia for a time, and I must say that the local root beers here are an innocent pleasure by comparison.”

Left alone to peruse the menu, my neighbor asks if I’ve eaten here before. “No, I have not,” I respond. “The menu seems to have enough variety that I can certainly have a hard time choosing though.”

“Well, order what you want,” she adds, “Between your driving us here, serenading us while doing it, and providing us with a designated driver, I think I can pick up your meal.”

The blonde adds, “We’ll split it between the two of us. My way of apologizing for missing your concert.”

“Well, thank you, both.”

We ordered our food, each of the ladies ordered some form of pasta, I ordered an open faced grilled chicken sandwich.

The redhead asked, “Not a steak man?”

“No, I have tried to avoid beef, of late. I’ve been reading more and more about how cows are not that healthy for us; cow milk contributing to osteoporosis, and cow meat to colon cancer.”

“You seem to have that all thought out, do you normally research what you eat? Or did you just stumble across this?”

“Living alone, as I do, I only cook for myself, so I take the time to make sure that what I’m eating isn’t going to kill me someday. I eat plenty of garbage food, but I do try to eat healthy.”

The conversation continued on like this, with me being bombarded by questions from the blonde and the redhead, and me attempting to be friendly no matter how much my mind was screaming that I didn’t want to be the center of attention.

Finally, after what seemed like three forevers, dinner arrived. I had a convenient excuse to mutter answers and defer to other conversational topics. As I was turning to watch my neighbor answer a question about her ex, the devil we were speaking of appeared.

To give you a better idea of the situation, we were sitting at a bench style seat, with high backs easily 8 feet from the ground. My neighbor is sitting near the window, I am sitting next to her, and the blonde is sitting next to the window, with the redhead directly across from me.

Her ex clearly was irritated, and just as clearly was upset that a man was sitting next to “his” girl. Sitting down, I do not appear to be as big as I am, and so he was feeling superior size wise, and belligerent to boot.

“What the hell are you doing?” He asks.

“Enjoying dinner with my friends. Not that it is any of your business.”

“Oh, is that what you’re calling him? Your ‘friend’?” At this, he pokes me in my right shoulder. This hurts, largely because that is my injured shoulder and it still hasn’t seemed to heal right. I wince, and he notices. “Psh, I never thought you were one for real men. Now you’re going after wimps like him?”

Now I’m sitting here, being poked, not enjoying my meal; I’m tired, I’m sore, I’d rather be home, and this guy is acting like he’s in high school. “Sir,” I started, “I will kindly ask you to stop poking me. I do not appreciate it, and will soon be forced to chastise you.” I look up at him, while I’m carefully folding my napkin to keep my hands occupied.

“Yeah right, oooo, you’re going to ‘chastise’ me. Are you going to use mean words?”

At this point, I turn to the ladies, “Please excuse me for a moment. I apologize for the interruption.” I then stand up. I easily have eight inches on this guy, height-wise. Since I am no longer compressing myself to not crowd my neighbor, I also feel I have at least half again his torso mass. “Sir, I do believe that you are disturbing people’s dinner. I have to insist that if you are going to be belligerent, you allow me to escort you outside where you can yell at me to your heart’s content.”

I would like to say that I kept a level tone of voice, but I am certain that some heat showed through, because this man backed down and paled visibly. At this point a person who appeared to be nominally in charge showed up and asked “Is everything all right here?”

“We’re just fine,” I said, “renewing our acquaintance. I forgot his birthday, and he felt the slight was intentional. Isn’t that right?”

“Y-yeah. My, uh…my mistake.”

“Here you go,” I handed him a twenty, “why don’t you have some drinks on me. By way of apology.”

“Y-yeah. Uh…thanks.”

“Good man. I’ll see you again. I’m sure.”

At this point, he muttered something and walked back to the table he was at, where a female was looking at him rather confusedly. The man in charge watched me sit down, then asked, “So, you don’t know him at all. Do you?”

“Not from Adam, no. However, there will be no more trouble tonight. I would water any wine you give him, however. Liquid courage is always a wild card.” I smiled at him, then went back to eating my sandwich. The gentleman in charge walked away with a nod, and I was startled to receive a kiss on the cheek from my neighbor.

“Thank you.”

“I just want to eat my food. I guess I also want to not be poked in my shoulder. Hurts.”

The redhead picked her jaw up off the table, with the blonde right behind her. I made it clear by my manner that I just wanted to eat my food and listen to them talk. They spent the rest of the evening listening to her talk about how badly things ended, and how she felt it was all her fault. I spent the rest of the evening hoping that I could keep chewing mechanically, because I wanted to go over there and pummel him. I knew it would not prove anything, but I swear the bestial part of my psyche was crying for blood.

We didn’t stay for dessert, and the ride home was once again something I enjoyed; singing, driving, and planning ahead. Nothing of note happened. I dropped off the two ladies at their houses, drove the car to my neighbor’s driveway, and then looked at her, “Thank you for dinner. I appreciate that you thought of asking me. This is not something I would normally do, as I am fairly introverted anymore.”

She burst into tears.

I spent the next two hours, in her car, patting her back and holding a tissue box for her; listening to her cry about all the things that went wrong in her life. I didn’t speak, I just sat, held the tissue box, and nodded, or patted, as was apparently needed. After those two hours, she composed herself and said, “Thank you. I…” She kind of trailed off, and looked at her feet.

“No need to thank me.” I smiled at her, “this is one of the few things I’m good at. I listen.”

“Well…it is late, and you probably need to go to work tomorrow morning.”

“I do. I apologize, but I will need at least some sleep before work tomorrow.”

“No, no… I shouldn’t keep you. Thank you, is there anything I can do in return?”

“You bought dinner tonight, that’s thanks enough for me.” With that, I handed her back her keys, and stepped out of the car. While she was still getting her things in order, I walked around and opened her door, helped her to her door, and wished her a good evening. She was standing there looking at me, with an odd look on her face, and I nodded and walked back to my own house.

So here I sit. Tired, and not feeling well because that chicken sandwich was too greasy. At least now I remember why I don’t go out with other people.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:41 pm UTC

You handled that situation with aplomb, well done. I'm impressed and taking notes.
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Postby podbaydoor » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:00 pm UTC

Your luck is awful (I've hardly ever had "speak of the devil" moments, ever), but man, you are first-class at handling stuff like this.
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Postby Rakysh » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:02 pm UTC

Basically, you are a good person.

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Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:06 pm UTC

Seriously, I think it was impressive how you turned his hostility against him, diffused the situation, and didn't do any of it in a dickish manner. Class act.
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Postby Oregonaut » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:15 pm UTC

There are usually calm ways to handle a situation, and most people don't expect a man of my size to think with my brain, instead of my biceps. So while they're psyching themselves up for a row, I'm looking for a way to stop myself from harming anyone. I taught my kids in the USAF conflict resolution skills, and I'd be a poor teacher if I got arrested for feeding some jackass his shoes because he was poking my shoulder.
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:32 pm UTC

Killing with kindness is one of the best ways to go.

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Postby emceng » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:37 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:Killing with kindness is one of the best ways to go.


I prefer arsenic, but eh, kindness works some times.
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Postby Thesh » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:42 pm UTC

I don't talk to my neighbors at all. Not even a hello. I find that works well.

However, they park in front of my mail box sometimes from 4 PM to 7 AM the next day. Next to my mail box is the only place I can put out my trash cans for pickup. I tried putting my trash cans out early, instead they move them on the sidewalk, blocking pedestrian traffic and then park where my trash cans are. They once spent three entire days with a car parked in front of the mailboxes (theirs is right next to mine), until the mail man basically said fuck it and didn't deliver.

I honestly believe that I would kill them if I didn't have to worry about the legal consequences, and I wouldn't feel the least bit bad about it. I don't like inconsiderate people, especially when they do things that are deliberately inconsiderate.
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Postby Oregonaut » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:13 pm UTC

At that point, I'd put 800 lbs of garbage in the cans, and leave them there.

Then videotape them trying to move it.
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Postby Thesh » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:16 pm UTC

That gives me an idea. I will fill the trash can with muriatic acid (70% concentration), and then when they move it they will splash themselves and get horrible burns on their skin!
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