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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mal Shot First » January 1st, 2017, 12:22 pm

Dalty wrote:Very gin
Much hangover
Such more headache
Weren't you going to lay off the booze for your future child's sake? Stop being a deadbeat dad!

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 1st, 2017, 1:10 pm

He can't stop. It's too dangerous. He has to slow down, first.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » January 1st, 2017, 2:43 pm

Last night was New Years Eve. Exceptions are made.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by neglet » January 1st, 2017, 6:11 pm

Hoping it would spur labor, and you could catch a ride in the ambulance?

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » January 2nd, 2017, 10:30 am

She is convinced there will be no action for a couple of weeks now. I am less sure. Official due date is 19/1.

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Post by Space Tycoon » January 3rd, 2017, 12:39 pm

How am I getting worse at chopsticks?!

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » January 3rd, 2017, 1:20 pm

Lack of practice?

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 3rd, 2017, 4:06 pm

Your recent focus on committing St. Louis rags to memory has made it harder for you to keep waltz time?

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 3rd, 2017, 4:08 pm

3/4 of the time, though, you nail it.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mal Shot First » January 7th, 2017, 1:12 am

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:3/4 of the time, though, you nail it all the time.
Brian Fantana'd.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 7th, 2017, 10:41 am

Brian Fantanaism aside, ragtime waltzes are in 3/4 time.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » January 8th, 2017, 3:32 pm

£9.99 for the Kindle edition of a newly released book? WTF! I could get the hardback from the bookstore in the mall for that!

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mango » March 8th, 2017, 8:55 pm

Found out today that I've lost my insurance. Found out at the doctors office when I attempted to check in for an appointment.

Apparently my workplace has decided that since I 'recently' shifted down to part time I no longer deserve my benefits. The same benefits I've been receiving for the past two years which is how long I've been part time.

I am very annoyed, angry even. Part of me really, really wants to go in tomorrow and slap down my two-weeks notice. Another part thinks that is a bad idea since I have no prospects lined up, or leads, or a real ability to leave the house.

But man, quitting would feel so good.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » March 9th, 2017, 12:14 pm

That sucks! Was it in the contract they can do that?

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Post by Dalty » March 9th, 2017, 12:14 pm

I just kissed my baby son on the forehead and he burst out crying. Well..... shit!

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » March 9th, 2017, 2:22 pm

Jubbers knows this pain.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mango » March 9th, 2017, 9:06 pm

Dalty wrote:
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That sucks! Was it in the contract they can do that?
Yeah, the joys of rural life. Benefits for full time only, and no place that actually employs full-timers. Don't like it? Leave the mid-west.
Admittedly, I knew about part-timers receiving no benefits. Partly because I've been part time for two years and receiving benefits the whole time.
Said benefits never kicked in while I was full time, and only actually appeared when I lost my full time position. My boss was aware of this and shrugged.
I've only kept this job because A) health insurance, and B) my home situation makes getting new jobs difficult.

Also, an update.

Today at work I received the 'cancellation of benefits' letter that I was to receive as a warning that they were about to expire. It appears my calls to HR shook something loose. This also prompted our DM to send an email that said simply: "Who is Shawn Campbell?"

I've worked there for 10 years.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Space Tycoon » March 19th, 2017, 8:30 am

Who is John Galt?

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Space Tycoon » March 19th, 2017, 8:33 am

So Chris Nolan's Dunkirk has been rated PG-13 officially. Argh.

I have no problem with PG-13 movies at all, but some movies need to be unfettered(or at least, less fettered). In particular, war movies.

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Post by Dalty » March 19th, 2017, 9:03 pm

But if we didn't show war as bloodless jolly japes how would we ever recruit the people to fight in those wars?

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » May 12th, 2017, 3:07 am

Cars. Specifically the buying of new ones. The Audi TT has outlived its usefulness now Little Dalty is here so I am looking at sensible family vehicles. In the old days you could go down a list of options and pick what you wanted. Now it's all "Packs" - if you want the panoramic sunroof you have to buy the "Signature Pack" at £1,800 with tinted windows, LED lights and additional styling options. Want Self Park and you have to buy some advanced nav pack with upgraded Bose stereo and some traffic detection bullshit. Why can't I just pick what I want? FFS! And if I want an auto gearbox it's only available on the Diesel engine. Fuck that. Off to the next manufacturer, this one sucks.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mal Shot First » May 12th, 2017, 3:21 pm

It's like cable TV packages in the US!

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » May 29th, 2017, 3:41 pm

Dad has dementia and has been going downhill rapidly. Bastard disease. Barely recognised me. Confused my partner with my mum. Unable to speak a lot. Asleep a lot more. Bed ridden and immobile stage. Fades in and out but these days more out. Much more out.

A couple of weeks ago we thought he had a stroke - showing all the symptoms. Tests came up negative for that but they noticed something else. Long story short - aggressive brain tumour, untreatable.

On "end of life" care now. Probably only a couple of weeks at best.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » May 29th, 2017, 7:28 pm

That sucks. Talk to us, if you think the talking will help.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mango » May 29th, 2017, 8:32 pm

Sorry to hear that Dalty.
It's a horrible thing to have to go through.

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