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Random Rants XLVIII: Worst. Thread Title. Ever!

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by choxorn, Jun 14, 2013.

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  1. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    Thank you for the support, people. The situation has already been defused in this instance, but if another instance arises, I'll be sure to remember this advice.
     
  2. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Rant: First paycheck is disappointingly small :(
     
  3. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    It will only get worse from there. :(

    Rant: I learned tonight to turn off my bedroom light *after* retiring to my room for the night, lest the dogs (one of them a terrier) mistake my dark figure for an intruder. Needless to say, the terrier's loud sudden barking scared me crapless.
     
  4. _random_

    _random_ Jewel Runner

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    Wait I don't think that's how that works.
     
  5. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    When did you start working and when is your work's payday?
     
  6. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Crap, I forgot that my health insurance has percentage excess. Means no money left over at the end of the month for 2 months instead of only 1 :mad::mad::mad:.
     
  7. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    Be grateful you HAVE health insurance.... Adjunct professors in Chicago got their hours gerrymandered so that UIC, et al, do not have to provide health insurance anymore.

    Sent via mobile; apologies... Can't shake this cough...
     
  8. Peck of Arabia

    Peck of Arabia Sociable Recluse

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    Good question! where am I?
    I thought I'd be going to a BBQ today, or having some friends round to enjoy the glorious summer weather with beers in the garden and suchlike

    It's now half 4 in the afternoon and neither's happened :(
     
  9. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    Please accept a virtual hug from me and my colleagues, as we are rushing to get a kitchen done and would otherwise be out in the beautiful sunshine...

    Sent via mobile; apologies for the sawdust on your burger...
     
  10. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I have a bit sniffles and sneezing
     
  11. ReindeerThistle

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    I am staying away from you... No offense, but a few of my colleagues got a bad bug while I was out of town and I was not interested in catching anything exotic. <knock on wood> I have not even had a cold in three years.

    Sent via mobile; apologies for the excessive hand sanitizer....
     
  12. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    Rant: My D&D campaign is delayed another week - I want to shoot something, damn it!
     
  13. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    Being forced to spend seven hours in the heat and sun to help at my youngest brother's baseball tournament has continued my ******* awful mood from last night. Also tired of being ignored and treated like **** by various people. On top of this all, last night I once again ended up thinking of all the **** I put up with, and barely got any good sleep. I am going to snap at the next person who annoys me, I'm pretty sure.
     
  14. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Mid June is when I started, and its bi-weekly pay. Though this time due to odd hours I got mine 3 weeks after starting.

    I wa expecting 100 dollars more than I got. At this rate, I won't be able to afford a good computer at the end of the summer. Not unless I either get more hours, or more gifts :(
     
  15. shadowplay

    shadowplay (boss music)

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    My dog needs emergency surgery tomorrow morning for bladder stones. :(
     
  16. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    Dude. You're coming off as a holier-than-thou health snob. I must admit it is kinda irritating.

    But hey, my own statements earlier about health and fitness automatically rendered my above complaint null and void, right?

    Sigh. :(
     
  17. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    Hey, it's a relief... (I mean, you have seen the pics...)

    Usually people at CFC are irritated by my Communism, my defense of Stalin, and my constantly bringing up the fact that I have spent 21 years in voluntary service to America's lowest-income working people -- i.e. without pay.

    Sent via mobile; jeez, there I go again...
     
  18. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    don't forget the self-righteousness :)
     
  19. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    For once, Dachs, we're nearly in agreement.

    I must say it must be nice to live in a cosy world where everything is sorted for you (through your own efforts naturally): where you work at something you love, have the "right(eous)" ideology, enjoy supremely good health, have fabulous relationships with everyone around you, and are in a position to make a real difference in improving the lives of your fellow human beings. (Let's not forget a little martyrdom at the hands of the authorities, either.)

    What's not to like? I'm very envious. I count very low on all those metrics.

    And yet, Mr Thistle, perhaps I do you an injustice? Perhaps things aren't really as rosy in the Thistle garden as you make out?

    Still, self-congratulation is nice. If there's no other kind to be had.
     
  20. ReindeerThistle

    ReindeerThistle Zimmerwald Left

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    Thanks, but I an actually pretty low on hubris....

    @Borachio: just because I am happy, does not mean I am "satisfied" by any means. I live in the US, where we have "housing" authorities who don't consider you homeless and in need of shelter if you live in a car with your 7 year-old daughter; where heat exposure-related deaths are 10 times the deaths of all other natural disasters combined (according to a Commonwealth of Massachusetts report and resolution) and where Public agencies whose stated documented purpose is to PROTECT consumers from the "potential abuse of monopoly power" allow utility companies to raise rates beyond affordable -- I am not making this up, they raise the rates solely to.maintain profit because people are using less energy; and when State Senators' offices try to intervene on behalf of poor families, they are told it's "redundant" that this agency will take care of it (with no help forthcoming.)

    Yeah, so, I want to keep living to end things like that -- so I cherish the things I work for and achieve -- even though I receive no salary, the work is its own reward.

    Thanks for your post. I do well, considering...

    Sent via borrowed wireless; apologies for getting cut o
     
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