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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Adacore » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:36 am UTC

yurell wrote:My problem is that YouTube defaults to the tiny size instead of the large size, despite me being able to watch 1080p in real time.

I agree with this. It gets very annoying having to change to the larger player and 1080p/720p for every video I watch. If they're making the larger player with higher resolution the default I'll be positively delighted.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Jave D » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:45 am UTC

Adacore wrote:
yurell wrote:My problem is that YouTube defaults to the tiny size instead of the large size, despite me being able to watch 1080p in real time.

I agree with this. It gets very annoying having to change to the larger player and 1080p/720p for every video I watch. If they're making the larger player with higher resolution the default I'll be positively delighted.


How'd you like it if it not only defaulted to the smaller size but then eliminated the option to change to a larger player?

Because that's how it is for me.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:04 am UTC

What it should do is remember your player size preference.

With a simple fucking cookie and without requiring me to sign up for a goddamn motherfucking Google+ account. FOAD Goog!
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:18 pm UTC

Rant! Rant!!
I have a Rant.

I am so upset, I can hardly Rant.
That is a bad Rant. A Rant that can't.

I heard voices I know singing a song I like.
It's not that great a song. I know it. Period.

I joined them. I have known these people for a while.
I heard a Fear Monger and a Liar speak after the song.

Crap.
Inside a Church, people are being Whipped Up to defend their Rights.
Has it always been this way?

After the Fear Monger was done speaking the entire group watched a clip.
They had a laptop connected to a large screen TV.

They watched the following from the President of the US.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYH75mTrQDA

This was not a study group watching a whole Speech.
This was a clip that long and Fear and War Mongering.

The Lead Monger Cashes a Government PayCheck and Hates the Government.
What a mess.

The Tweekers full of Hate I, sort of, get.
The Junkies full of Hate is a Tradition.

The Alcoholics full of Hate is to be Expected.
The AssHoles full of Hate call themselves Christians?

That is Fucked Up.
Rant!
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Deva » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:15 pm UTC

Believes what they preach, probably. Grows afraid. Turns to their community for support. May be a church. Fulfills that purpose for many. Spreads to (some) others. Becomes a Christian problem, regardless of its relevance to religion.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:21 am UTC

Deva wrote:Believes what they preach, probably.
Grows afraid.

Turns to their community for support.

May be a church.
Fulfills that purpose for many. Spreads to (some) others.

Becomes a Christian problem, regardless of its relevance to religion.

Yes.

oh, I messed with your post to make it easier for me to read.
Like the Time Thread and xkcd are in Digital. (I suppose.)

What was it that was so creepy?
Something was so creepy.

To believe in God is not creepy, most of the time.
I like people of faith.

I am pretty good about not laughing.
Laughing is ok. Even at funerals.

Where are you?
Do you hear people talking about The US Civil War?

No! Not the one from the 1860's.
The one that Someone seems to be trying to get off the ground today.

I have been told it has already started.
It is very difficult for a Common Person, like me, to tell.

What would we look for?
To evaluate; Is it a War?

Some Wars don't get declared.
At least not right away.

That does not stop the activities from being acts of Violence and Hatred.
....Maybe I am over reacting.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Wonderbolt » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:37 pm UTC

My left arm, just under the shoulder, has been hurting like hell the entire day, and I have no idea why. :/

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Deva » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:56 pm UTC

addams wrote:What was it that was so creepy?
Something was so creepy.

To believe in God is not creepy, most of the time.
I like people of faith.

I am pretty good about not laughing.
Laughing is ok. Even at funerals.

Where are you?
Do you hear people talking about The US Civil War?

No! Not the one from the 1860's.
The one that Someone seems to be trying to get off the ground today.

I have been told it has already started.
It is very difficult for a Common Person, like me, to tell.

What would we look for?
To evaluate; Is it a War?

Some Wars don't get declared.
At least not right away.

That does not stop the activities from being acts of Violence and Hatred.
....Maybe I am over reacting.

Hails from the Mitten State. Tries to avoid political affairs, however. Sparks ugly feelings in lots of people. Knows little of local political unrest, consequently.

Might be particularly severe in your region. Cannot say for certain. Reflects in recent polls, probably. Guesses a strong Republican or Tea Party presence.

Googled things quickly. Appears strong in South Dakota currently. Happened before, though.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:53 pm UTC

I went vegetarian about a month ago. It's been easy to find and make (mostly make*) good food. Unfortunately I'm starting to suffer from a noticible side effect of my dietary choices: carotenemia.

There were bottles of carrot juice on sale a couple weeks ago at Publix, 64 oz for less than five dollars. I hit that up pretty hard until it ended, drinking one or two 32 oz bottles a day (tastewise, it was completely worth it) and now my skin has developed a subtle yellowish tint (which is not affecting my sclera, so it is not jaundice). I don't want this to escalate so that it is obvious, so I have to cut my consumption of beta carotene-rich foods, but a lot of foods that I've begun eating more of (such as kale and, of course, carrots), discovered and really like (such as bok choy), or are eating in the same prodigious amounts (such as spinach) are rich in it. Of course, this isn't everything I eat--just most of it--but I am in a conundrum here. These foods are cheap, tasty (a coworker has said that if I were an animal, I would be a rabbit), and easy to prepare, and I am short on time and money.

Argh.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:05 pm UTC

Buy some fake tan to even it out?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:09 pm UTC

Maybe. What is its smoke point?

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby freezeblade » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:54 pm UTC

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:Maybe. What is its smoke point?


This was far funnier to me than it should have been.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:17 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:
Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:Maybe. What is its smoke point?


This was far funnier to me than it should have been.

I don't know what you have been smoking.
But; It is possible to eat too much A vitamin.

It would be Hard Work to do it.
Leave it to an obsessive xkcd type to do it.

I'm not worried about you.
Eat 'em up.

Just for fun.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervitaminosis

oh! If that color looks good on you,
the suggestion of makeup or skin dye is a good one.

It is fun to be a strange color.
If it looks good on you.

Orange looks good?
In the winter you can try purple.

It's true! I have done it.
No wonder I don''t have friends.

Who wants a Purple friend?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:51 pm UTC

To people that had youtube issues:

http://barisderin.com/?p=1113

And now I fade back into the darkness.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby UniqueScreenname » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:23 pm UTC

I would adore a purple friend.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:29 pm UTC

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:Maybe. What is its smoke point?
Probably higher than human skin?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:49 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:I would adore a purple friend.

Great! I'll be purple again in the fall. (maybe)

This regular color is so Pedestrian.
Nearly everyone is some shade of it.

Have you ever seem Blue Black people?
They don't really have much choice.

No skin dye, that I know of, works for them.
But; They can have white contacts.
That would be striking.

The Poor GrandMas.
If a GrandMa had a Blue Black grandchild come home with White Contacts she might faint.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:42 pm UTC

What did you eat to turn purple?

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:57 pm UTC

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:What did you eat to turn purple?

Non-Toxic Purple People Dye.
I did not eat it. I took a bath in it.

The first time was an accident.
I was horrified. Then it grew on me.

Now, I will do it on purpose.
(shrug)

edit: I am ill.
I caught something.

I know who I caught it from.
I thought she was Hung Over.

I took care of her.
I would have been a bit more careful,
if I had known she was contagious.

I'm sicker than she was and I am in a foul mood about it and Damn It no one will take care of me.
If I need something I have to get it.

What is it the man said?
"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished."
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:24 am UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:I would adore a purple friend.

We get it. They're not your friends.. You don't have to be a passive-aggressive jerk about it.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:34 am UTC

I came to this thread to Speak My Mind.
I was so angry about a Mess I have to clean up.

Then the internet worked.
Then the computer worked.
Then there you people are.

Far away. But;
Real in some way.

Then I wasn't angry anymore.
I still don't want to clean up The Mess.

I will clean it up when I am more rested.
Besides; The people that made it, might be back.

Trash. Trash is a Human Problem.
In long ago old days, many people moved away from The Mess.

It is a Human Instinct of some kind, I suppose.
The American Indians did. Well...Sort of.

There was Home.
There were Tons of other places, too.

They would make a Mess.
The other animals cleaned up after them.

There were Shells from Oysters and Clams and Bones and Stuff, left laying around.
I know for a Fact we were still finding their stuff.

Well...The Grand and Great-Grand Kids were.
There were shells in some Baskets and Boxes in an Old Family Home shed out back.

No one had opened that shed in generations.
It was a small building that had become part of the forest.

It was smaller than some Stumps.
Inside were old baskets and shells.

And; Other weird stuff.

What was I going to Rant about?
Trash.

Someone brought a large bag of Trash to where I am staying.

An extra bag of Trash is no big deal.
I need to make a Dump Run, anyway.

But; But. Damn It!
Do you know about George Clooney the Racoony?
Clooney the Racoony is Quite the guy or girl.

The look on that animal's face is, just, like George Clooney's.
Interested, Intelegent, and Clueless. Just like Clooney the Man.

Clooney the Man gets paid to look like that.
Clooney the Racoony gets cat food on a good day.

The people that left the Trash, may or may not have known about Clooney.
Clooney is not so steady in her behavior that we Know she will break into an insecure bag.

But the smart money is on Clooney.
She got into the bag and I have a Mess.

Stupid People.
Clooney was being her own True Self.

What do we expect from a Wild Animal?
I may be expecting too much from Wild People.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Jave D » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:07 am UTC

Blood. Blood on the floor. That's how my day at work began. It progressed, though. Eventually there was poop. And then all kinds of food stuffs. It's all the same, really, just at different points of entry/egress from the human body. So really, at work I don't clean up after people. I CLEAN UP PEOPLE.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:58 am UTC

Jave D wrote:Blood. Blood on the floor. That's how my day at work began. It progressed, though. Eventually there was poop. And then all kinds of food stuffs. It's all the same, really, just at different points of entry/egress from the human body. So really, at work I don't clean up after people. I CLEAN UP PEOPLE.

Jave; Man;
You need a Job in a Hospital.

In a Hospital, When ya' bag 'em, ya' really bag 'em.
People are careful in Hospitals.

Still; There are people to clean up.
Nurses clean them, Surgeons clean them.

Everybody gets in the act.
Most of us are careful to not leave big messes for Janitorial.

I think I was required to stay and help.
Even if not required, it is the right thing to do.

EDIT:
The Pant Thread.
For shit that pisses us off and we can do nothing to change.

Bitching about it makes us feel better.
What am I all pissed off about?

I was told to not speak to Guests of my Guest.
Fuck that.

If you are my Guest, we may agree to not speak.
Your Guests are Nothing to me.

If they are in My Home, I will speak to them At Fucking Will!

I know. It sounds so strange.
I wonder if I put it in to words adequately?
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Jave D » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:44 pm UTC

"All chiefs and no Indians" sucks when you're the one Indian.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:12 am UTC

Jave D wrote:"All chiefs and no Indians" sucks when you're the one Indian.

If you are The One Indian then You are Rare, indeed.

If there are No Indians and you are an Indian.
Then even you don't believe in You? ...Well?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:00 am UTC

Goddam fruit flies trying to steal my scotch!
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:18 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:Goddam fruit flies trying to steal my scotch!

That's weird.
You are English. (right?)

Not only are you English,
You live in England.

What the heck are you doing with Fruit Flies?
Are you drinking by the compost pile?

Do you have an indoor compost pile?
Do you work with Fruit Flies?

I thought we already learned everything they could teach us.
They have a simple genetic code and a short life span. (right?)

(shrug) Flies in your Scotch?

The Flies were in the Scotch.
The English guy spits it out.
The Auzie chews and swallows.
The Scots Man grabs the Fly and says, "Spit it Out! You little Bastard!"

Keep us posted.
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:26 am UTC

I'm American.

I'm 1.8th scottish.

They might ne gnats, not fruit glies.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby poxic » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:30 am UTC

And the scotch is apparently effective.
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Don't look back.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:11 am UTC

poxic wrote:And the scotch is apparently effective.

fruit glies?

Let's give the man a break.
He is an American and he has glies or gnats in the only relief from the existential agony he has.

Any one of those things is a heavy burden.
Together he is deserving of the alms of our Kindness.

On the other hand....It could be different...
Just another drunk American with glies in his beer.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:17 am UTC

poxic wrote:And the scotch is apparently effective.
Maybe.

addams wrote:Let's give the man a break.
He is an American and he has glies or gnats in the only relief from the existential agony he has.

Maybe.

More likely though work has been really shitty, but I managed to get a lot done around the house so I felt I deserved both a diversion and a reward.

Does it mean I'm old that I'm totally psyched that my lawn is nicely mowed?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:46 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:
poxic wrote:And the scotch is apparently effective.
Maybe.

addams wrote:Let's give the man a break.
He is an American and he has glies or gnats in the only relief from the existential agony he has.

Maybe.

More likely though work has been really shitty, but I managed to get a lot done around the house so I felt I deserved both a diversion and a reward.

Does it mean I'm old that I'm totally psyched that my lawn is nicely mowed?

I don't know.
Maybe that is a sign of those Self-Satisfied middle years.

As for me, I deal with grass by killing it.
Inside my head, Grass is a Weed.

Pant and Rant.
Is it something to Rant about?
Or; Is it something to Do something about?

I have weird problems.
I was sleeping.

I am awakened by someone coming into my home and doing laundry.

Not a Stranger.
That is beside the point.

When does a person have both the Right and the Responsibility to say, "No."
"No." to waking me up needlessly.
"No." Just, "No."

I suppose if I want Rules, I should do something about that.
To be fair, it is better tonight.

Not good enough.
No way near.

Put my big foot down?
Tomorrow.

I will pull the Breaker on that side of the residence before dark.
That should fix that.

What a darned inconvenience for me.
If I am pulling breakers, I may pull them All.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:59 am UTC

So apparently just inquiring about company policy can get you labeled a security threat and almost get you fired.

Fuck you large-well-known-military-contractor. Fuck you sideways with a rusty piece of rebar. I hope the DoD pulls all your contracts and you file for bankruptcy.

Good luck trying to get my best work out of me now. From now on it's work-to-rule all day, every day.
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There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
They say that he's gone berserk."
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:45 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:So apparently just inquiring about company policy can get you labeled a security threat and almost get you fired.

Fuck you large-well-known-military-contractor. Fuck you sideways with a rusty piece of rebar. I hope the DoD pulls all your contracts and you file for bankruptcy.

Good luck trying to get my best work out of me now. From now on it's work-to-rule all day, every day.

I am so sorry that happened to you.
I have had that happen to me.

"That's the Policy." they say.
"It's not working right." I say.

"What are we trying to accomplish?" I ask.
"That's none of your business." I'm told.

I may have been labeled worse than a security risk.
That is So stupid. I'm sorry it happened to you.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:07 am UTC

Thank you. Fortunately my direct supervisor is an awesome person and went to bat for me. Unfortunately we both had to cow to the apparently illiterate, piece of shit, elitist fuckheads that run the company for me to keep my job. I have a week off next week, and I think I might spend it looking for a new job, because fuck this place forever.
"There's spray paint on the teleprompter
Anchorman screams that he's seen a monster (mayday)
There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
They say that he's gone berserk."
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:22 am UTC

Looking for a new position is not a Vacation!
Be careful.

Of course, it might be healthy for you to update your paperwork.
You can laze around and write cover letters.

Visiting other facilities is a fine way to spend time.

Damn It!
With all the security, you and I can't sashay into a facility and simply get a feel for the place.

By the time I have permission to be there, I've lost interest.
I hope this blows over. Or; You find a sane Boss.

I like having a sane Boss.
I'm lazy.

I don't want to do My job and the Bosses job.
I have had sane Bosses. It spoiled me.

Your immediate Boss sounds sane.
Don't desert her.

Find Positions for Two.
Take her with you!

Don't leave her alone with that adjective laden Big Boss.
How much would she miss you? Take her!
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:04 pm UTC

If I didn't know better I'd think your last few paragraphs were actually written by my good boss, haha.
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Anchorman screams that he's seen a monster (mayday)
There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
They say that he's gone berserk."
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:15 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:If I didn't know better I'd think your last few paragraphs were actually written by my good boss, haha.

She may be very grateful if you find a way for both of you to Escape.
A drop in pay may be worth added Job Joy.

Who knows?
Do you ever have an opportunity to speak frankly to her?

Lunch?
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:35 am UTC

I am almost sure I have a Rant.
A woman I know, and have serious disagreements with;

Said, "I am here to pick something up."
She had the Owners permission to be here.

She walked in Unplugged the Router and Modem picked them up and walked out.

What was I supposed to do?
Take them away from her?

That woman is a little frightening.
It is the Not Knowing that bothers me about having her have access to where I am staying.

She came back hours later and made a big show of returning them.
For some reason, that irritated me.

I should be pleased.
I plugged them in all by myself.

And; They seem to be Working. (yey)
Weird situation.

Are there such things as Not Weird human situations?
I wonder what that would be like. No one knows. Do they?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Yablo » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:13 pm UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:I have a week off next week, and I think I might spend it looking for a new job, because fuck this place forever.

I was fired from an administrative job at a credit union several years ago. My supervisor's boss flat out accused me of lying three times in the span of about five minutes. The conversation went something like this:

Jackass - "You lied about this."
Me - "No. I told you one thing on this date. I found something I didn't know about on this later date and told my supervisor."
Jackass - "Oh, okay. That makes sense"

A few moments pass ...

Jackass - "That still doesn't explain why you lied about this."
Me - "I just told you: I told you one thing on this date ..."
Jackass - "Oh, that's right."

A few moments pass ...

Jackass - "But we still keep coming back to how you lied about this."
Me - "I've told you twice now, and you've agreed with me twice, but you still accuse me of lying?"
Jackass - "Oh, yeah. I guess you're right."

After that meeting, I told my supervisor I can't work for someone who would accuse me of lying three times like that, and if he really thinks I'd lie about something, he doesn't need me working for him anyway. I requested the following week off so that I could look for another job, and my supervisor approved because he agreed.

Two hours later, Jackass called me on my office phone (his office was two doors down), and he said "I hear you're in the market for a new job. I think I can help you with that. Clear out your office, and I'll have you escorted out of the building." My supervisor resigned a week later because he decided he couldn't work there either.

Two really good things came from all that: First, after some time off where I went to South Korea with a friend, I got a job paying over twice as much working for people who genuinely appreciate me. Second, Jackass later ran for local public office, and I basically put together a grassroots smear campaign. He lost in a landslide.
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