Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?


Last Updated: 2015-05-29 23:39:48
  1. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    A small bit of lead jamming my clutch pencil .A pain to remove it . Also faulty clutch pencils which break lead easily and faulty leads which break easily and jammed clutch pencils .

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  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Unfair finals grinds my gears.
  3. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    My wife trying to get in touch with so we can get back together after trying to get me arrested 2 weeks ago for BS that didn't happen 6 months before that...yeah that grinds my gears.
  4. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    As it should
    :(
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  5. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member


    She's a bit nuts.
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    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

  7. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    @yeahha .strange stuff .
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    karandpr Well-Known Member

  9. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    Companies using "Santa Clause" to endorse their products. What if some kid sees that Santa is endorsing both BMW AND Chevy? Seems like a conflict of interest to me. The kid will think Santa is some sort of attention whore that will slap his name on anything for a profit....

    Having said that, if we're going to go crazy with Santa endorsements, a couple of products I'd like to see Santa endorse.... Condoms.......Feminine Hygiene products....Jock itch spray......alcohol (lets face it Santa needs to unwind and he already has a beer belly).....Male enhancement pills (There's a "ho ho ho" joke in there somewhere).....and finally what if he endorsed Prozac (Did that lump of coal I gave you make you all depressed? Then ask your doctor about Prozac!)
  10. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Moderators deleting my lolcat posts as spam :p .I swear 9to5 and me were discussing spam ........
  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I saw a pop-up-out-of-the-toilet-bowl santa before daughter was born. That put paid to the santa crap. Plus I was tired of I WANT.

    I did have to tell kid to keep her mouth shut and not tell people what we privately called the santa idiots.
  12. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member

    The heat!! :(

    It was sooo damn hot today!!

    It makes me soooo damn unhappy :'(

    I swear it must have been in the lower 40's today!!!
  13. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I'll take your 40c and swap it for 35f.
  14. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Yeah I think a few of those posts from the other day went the way of /dev/null... :eek:

    Gonna say it again: "unfair finals grind my gears". Two finals in one class? Two unfair finals in the same class. Well, done for now.

    I'm not sure if it is a full blown "grinds my gears", but uncomfortable situations bug me... I fear there is one coming up in the near future....
  15. OnyxJay

    OnyxJay Active Member

    Hi folks. I need to vent, and this seems the place to do it. Also, some feedback/advice would be wonderful. So let me tell you the condensed version of what has been going on in my life. This might take a few paragraphs.

    About 3 years ago I was working in my normal profession (I.T/I.S/Sys Admin/Help Desk/ Computer Guy) and was making pretty good money. Long and short was I went from a salaried full time to salaried part time due to an injury and as soon as I was cleared for full time work, that VERY week I was let go. Not only me but the person who worked under me. So I was unemployed for 2 years.

    Fast forward to about 9 months ago. I was offered a gig at a start up. It was weekends only, with occasional weekday work when my supervisor was away. Let's just say my "standard" paycheck was supposed to be 32 hours. After 9 months my "average" during my time there is 45 hours. I work a lot of OT. Well I was just told that I am getting my hours cut, SEVERELY. Like I get 6 hours a week now. OUCH, right?

    I asked what happened and both my direct supervisor and the OWNER of the company wrote to me, in separate e-mails that there is NO WORK for me to do. So where I live, in California, the state is pretty understanding that if you are laid off, or "partially employed" (aka what just happened to me, hours cut drastically) through no fault of [my] own, I can collect partial unemployment. Basically if I am working 12 hours each pay period and report that, the basically will pay me 32 hours worth of pay to make up the difference.

    My thought is, should I go ahead and file once my drastic cut in hours kicks in? (It kicks in second week of January) I am frantically job hunting since receiving this news, but I would greatly appreciate any feed back. And thanks for reading.
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  16. jikhead

    jikhead Well-Known Member

    I would go ahead and apply and put in the paperwork at unemployment office. You don't know how long it may take to start receiving benefits.
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  17. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Ever wondered why Santa Claus always wears red and white?
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    http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/heritage/cokelore_santa.html

    Coca-Cola
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  18. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Think yourselves lucky, I got -28C at the moment, wind chill probably -40C. But I'm going to have a white Christmas though, that's guaranteed.
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  19. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member


    I don't know the conversion to F but that sounds damn cold. I don't like winter
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  20. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    -40C is exactly -40F. Makes a change when I was in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province last year, where it was 48C, 118F during the day and 40C, 104F at night.
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  21. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Santa wears red so he wont get shot during reindeer hunting season.
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  22. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Wearing red won't help Santa. There are areas in this country where farmers have put orange rugs/blankets/whatever on cows and even painted COW on the animal's side.
    The cows get nailed anyway. Jerks just shoot at anything that moves. Including other hunters.
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  23. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I wish someone would nail the damn herd of mulies that hang around in the back yard.

    I had to rehang and buy special bird feeders to keep the damn deer out, now I've had to move the heated birdbath to the porch. I don't care if the damn things die of thirst.
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  24. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

    Christmas has bankrupted me... -_-
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  25. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Tis the season for spending. Just think, not only did you (likely) buy gifts for loved ones, you also are helping your local economy. :) Silver linings and all that...
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