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Old 09-12-2018, 08:35 PM   #201
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Cake and Ice cream, in one frigging bowl...

What the hell?!?

Who was the demented messed up psychopath who decided this was a good idea? At no time during the party did I say, "oooo... YES PLEASE, can I have an extra helping of cake soup?!?"

"How about ice cream cakes?", you say. Ah hells no!!!

COMMON PEOPLE... The cake goes on a plate, the ice cream goes in a bowl...

I swear, some people's children, its gotta be the new math...

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Old 09-12-2018, 09:10 PM   #202
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Pie a la mode? ice cream on top of a hot slice of pie...pie soup is good, you ought to try it sometime
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:21 PM   #203
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So I shouldn't post a picture of this then............huh
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:00 PM   #204
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I think cake and ice cream got started because there's so much damned sugar in store bought cake icing. I hate that shit, feeling and hearing it crunch and squeak in my teeth. Even as a kid, when I'd go to friends birthday parties, I'd rake all the icing off the cake and put it on the side of the plate, and eat just the cake. Still do it to this day. So the ice cream was a way to cut it with something less sickeningly sweet. But cake & ice cream, pie a' la mode, peach cobbler & ice cream? Yes please!

Greatscott, I have an acquaintance that won't eat any kind of wet bread like substance. Not even a really moist or gooey cake. Are you the same way? Just curious.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:33 PM   #205
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So . . . I sold a motorcycle jacket

Guy paid $40 via PayPal & I shipped it for $23

He said the shoulder and elbow protectors were no good

I said where are the photos

He didn't send the photos

He told me I needed to buy him new elbow & shoulder protectors for $35

I said dude, cut the jacket into two pieces - left & right - send me a photo and I'll refund your $40 - you'll be out nothing, zero, and I'll be out $23 and a jacket

He went ballistic - completely oingo boingo - I did not anticipate that at all

Some people need to discover this new thing . . . it's called a freakin life (ha)

Whatever

End of rant - that felt good getting that off my chest - thank you


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Old 09-13-2018, 12:51 AM   #206
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So we had a fiber cut around lunch time today that impacted about 25 customers. Repairs were completed around 11:00PM, and once everything was back up I had drifted off to sleep. I just got a call at 1:34AM from some dipshit in the NOC for one of those customers a few hours from here (I can't divulge too much info) wanting to know the status, as they still showed one circuit as down. He told me where the geographic location was, which was over four hours away, but was insistent that it could possibly be routed through here. While a very remote possibility, it is possible, so I asked him for the circuit info so I could check it. He stammers for a minute and says, let me put you on hold while I call my boss. Sure, I'll wait. He then comes back after about ten minutes, and says let me call you back. Sure, whatever. He then calls me back and tells me he simply hadn't refreshed his screen on whatever they use for monitoring, sorry about that. Are you facking kidding me? Oh well, I may have gotten woken up, but I have a feeling that after waking his boss up for nothing, this dipshit is in a lot worse shape in the morning than I am.

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Old 09-13-2018, 07:20 AM   #207
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I think cake and ice cream got started because there's so much damned sugar in store bought cake icing. I hate that shit, feeling and hearing it crunch and squeak in my teeth. Even as a kid, when I'd go to friends birthday parties, I'd rake all the icing off the cake and put it on the side of the plate, and eat just the cake. Still do it to this day. So the ice cream was a way to cut it with something less sickeningly sweet. But cake & ice cream, pie a' la mode, peach cobbler & ice cream? Yes please!

Greatscott, I have an acquaintance that won't eat any kind of wet bread like substance. Not even a really moist or gooey cake. Are you the same way? Just curious.
I hate that cheap-o, heavy sugar frosting that makes you feel like you are getting your teeth sandblasted. Buttercream frosting, however... That's a different matter.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:23 AM   #208
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So . . . I sold a motorcycle jacket

Guy paid $40 via PayPal & I shipped it for $23

He said the shoulder and elbow protectors were no good

I said where are the photos

He didn't send the photos

He told me I needed to buy him new elbow & shoulder protectors for $35

I said dude, cut the jacket into two pieces - left & right - send me a photo and I'll refund your $40 - you'll be out nothing, zero, and I'll be out $23 and a jacket

He went ballistic - completely oingo boingo - I did not anticipate that at all

Some people need to discover this new thing . . . it's called a freakin life (ha)

Whatever

End of rant - that felt good getting that off my chest - thank you


It is this sort of thing that makes me reluctant to list the amplifier I want to sell.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:37 PM   #209
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It is this sort of thing that makes me reluctant to list the amplifier I want to sell.
I'll give (or throw) stuff I don't need away rather than deal with selling anymore, unless it's brand new or worth quite a bit.

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Old 09-13-2018, 03:45 PM   #210
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And damn hurricanes.

First Fran, then Floyd...now Florence.

Guess we're about to get F'd again.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:09 PM   #211
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And damn hurricanes.

First Fran, then Floyd...now Florence.

Guess we're about to get F'd again.
I did see two headlines that made me ask "WTH".

The first one said "Hurricane Florence's winds could be deadly..."
The reason it is called a "hurricane" is because the storm has high enough winds to be deadly...

The second, "This is the sixth 100-year storm that has hit this area in the last 20 years..."
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:31 PM   #212
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100 year storm just means its of a size thats only likely to happen every 100 years, it has nothing to do with actual frequency. rant over, kidding
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:46 PM   #213
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I did see two headlines that made me ask "WTH".

The first one said "Hurricane Florence's winds could be deadly..."
The reason it is called a "hurricane" is because the storm has high enough winds to be deadly...

The second, "This is the sixth 100-year storm that has hit this area in the last 20 years..."
It's really just more of the sensationalistic panic mongers that dominate the networks.

First hurricane I went through here in '96 there were like two news reports on...buy some water, have some batteries and canned food. Use your head.

Now, OMG...it's like every channel is constant feed about every little thing and where the shelters are and fear and panic. Even the stupid state enacted mandatory evacuations for like 17 counties two days before it even made landfall (which it still hasn't).

People have been surviving hurricanes and flooding here since time out of mind without some talking heads necessary to tell them every single move to make. More of the sociological stupidity so prevalent now. Makes me think of the parody of Obama standing in the middle of an escalator after the power went out demanding assistance.

It'll rain...it'll blow...we'll eat beanie weinee by lantern for a few days...watch the river rise and fall...we'll fix a few things and then go back to work. Sheesh.

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:31 PM   #214
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Rearranging some staff tomorrow. One guy quitting, and two being shuffled.

We're pulling a tech out of the shop to fill the open position in the front office.

The tech is being replaced by a guy from the front office with no tools who hasn't turned a wrench in 20 years.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:04 PM   #215
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Can we talk about Friday meetings - Friday afternoon meetings?

My supervisor and I arranged my schedule 1 1/2 years ago - four ten's - every weekend is a 3 day - goes well for 12 months then . . . wait for it . . .

Mandatory meetings - for the next 15 weeks I am *required* to attend a one or two hour meeting on 9 of the 15 Fridays

Get dressed, drive to work, go to the (usually worthless) meeting, drive home

If I wasn't close to retirement then I'd look for another job

Oh well - at least someone is crazy enough to keep me employed - ha
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:35 AM   #216
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Social programs are working examples of socialism. Socialism itself is not a bad thing. I think where people get confused is when Marxism is unknowingly mixed in. The goal of Marxism is to remove capitalism and replace it with communism. That is a bad thing.







Instances of special treatment is fine when it's appropriate. Not honoring a contract you willingly signed is not one of those instances.



We canceled a deal and kicked a guy off of our lot a couple of weeks ago because he was being a complete douchebag to everybody. Verbally abusing the sales staff, ignoring our repeated requests to stay out of the shop, demanding unreasonably compensation for a couple of minor inconveniences, etc etc. At some point I heard him yell "I'm a combat veteran, you can't tell me what to do!".



Some people simply have misplaced senses of entitlement.


NO! Socialism would end up being the demise of this country. It has been proven that the tax the rich and give the poor free stuff would not work, we wouldn’t be able to afford it even if they were taxed at 100%. That and how can you watch Bernie speak and not think he is a complete moron.


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Old 09-14-2018, 09:11 AM   #217
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NO! Socialism would end up being the demise of this country. It has been proven that the tax the rich and give the poor free stuff would not work, we wouldn’t be able to afford it even if they were taxed at 100%. That and how can you watch Bernie speak and not think he is a complete moron.


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At what point did I advocate for a complete conversion to socialism?
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:39 AM   #218
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At what point did I advocate for a complete conversion to socialism?
Decades of brainwashing have made it so that even mentioning the word is enough to invoke a frenzy in the average American.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:43 AM   #219
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I think we should start an open season on tele-marketers. We'll treat it just like big game tags. There'll be an up charge from your standard hunting license of course. But no bag limits, the more the better. They've become an invasive species, and something needs to be done before their reproduction gets out of hand.
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Decades of brainwashing have made it so that even mentioning the word is enough to invoke a frenzy in the average American.
It has become a "dog whistle" for the right wing talking heads. Kind of like the word "thug".

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