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Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Phases, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Really reasonable, why they cannot simply walk over to a trash can and just toss it over, no matter what though, too many people thinking the trash is the road itself, and would it please, kindly. Do look at your windows to the left and right, without knowing who might step from the open range?
     

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  2. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    *its called Starbucks, not Murderbucks :)
     
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  3. LOveWerks

    LOveWerks Android Expert

    Wow... it's been a long time...

    Yes, it is LW, posting after a nearly two-year hiatus. I'm still in The Rockies, and though I've had some recent health setbacks, I'm hanging in there.

    I've missed being here with all of you, and though there is much to rant about sociopolitically, I will refrain...

    Okay. To jump back in, here's what really grinds my gears lately:

    I now have to rely on long-term care home assistance, as a recent fall knocked me ten steps back with my mobility. My other half, Liz, is in Denver as a caregiver for her mother, who is dying of stage 4 cancer. I have a new power wheelchair that allows me to get out, and stop the pervasive cabin fever - but...

    What really grinds my gears is my life, in general. My limitations have really put the kabash on my day-to-day existence, and with my other half being away three weeks a month, I'm lonely, scared and confused. I can't drive a car anymore, and this fractured vertebra nearly landed me into an adult care facility. I'm glad to be home, but I suffer from loneliness, and even sleep is elusive.

    Ah. Frustration. That's what grinds my gears. That's my gentle rant. I'm glad to be back here at AF, at any rate. ✌️&
     
  4. olbriar

    olbriar  
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    We are glad that you are back LW. I am sorry you are dealing with health issues. Dealing with is far superior to succumbing to. And don't be lonely, though it's the net, you have friends here at AF. Welcome back.
     
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Welcome back LW. I too found my way back here about a month or so ago. Sorry to hear about your health. Glad your here though.

    Now what grind my gears today are people who park their shopping cart in the middle of the isle and leave it there blocking everyone. Or if they just stay in the middle so nobody can get through....... annoying!!!!!!!
     
  6. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Today what really grinds my gears, is the fact there is no light after darkness. Really thought the sun was going to be around the globe all the time, but nope the earth decided to make it spin yet again. :)
     
  7. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Android Enthusiast

    Do what I do...If you can drag it far or move it to another aisle.....
     
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  8. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    I'm glad you're back! I came back not long ago myself, after a near-fatal illness and its recovery prevented even the smallest things for a couple years. I hope you check in regularly, because the camaraderie, banter and repartee among AF friends is good for the soul. :)

    Let us know how you're doing. If you're having a rough day, don't keep it to yourself! You're among friends.
     
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Thing with Starbucks, there shouldn't be much trash apart from the paper napkins that usually comes with coffee, or cake, or baguette, or whatever. And those I usually just leave on the plate, or by the cup. And are cleared by the staff when I leave.

    Are people bringing their own food in or something, and leaving that stuff lying around when they leave? Which I'm sure isn't allowed.

    Starbucks isn't like McDonald's or KFC, where basically everything is garbage. :D But even in those places the staff are usually pretty prompt at getting tables cleared and clean, ready for the next customer.
     
  10. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I'm upset you can't get quality staff anymore (AF excluded). You had 1 job...
    Clean your customers tables after they leave. It's not like they're asking you to wash the floor or something. :mad:
     
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  11. Deleted User

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    Sorry to hear that. Feel free to drop in here anytime. We're always up for a discussion on just about anything really.
     
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  12. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    When you're trying to pay off $100k in college loans, but the only job you're qualified for is schlepping $5 coffee at Starbucks ....
     
  13. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    ^That would curb my enthusiasm."
    Did i get the punctuation right?
    Punctuation grinds my gears.
     
  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I do believe you are missing an opening quotation mark, but it's placement would change the meaning, so you'll have to take care of that.
     
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  15. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Multiple punctuation marks are even more annoying when you write on the Interwebs.
     
  16. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    ...or you're schlepping $5 coffee at Starbucks while accruing $100,000 in student loans...
     
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  17. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Android Enthusiast

    OCD, the one with the weightlifter/neanderthal mentality? Got another cortisone shot yesterday and a Dr note for a 10 pound restriction..
    Officially useless
     
  18. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Logging on and finding this...
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  19. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ok another starbuck's rant. i was having coffee with another friend. a large group was using a bunch of chairs and a table. i understand.....that's fine......but when they get up and leave, they do not put the chairs back......WTF people!!!!!! is it really that hard to do??????? when the table opened up me and my friend had to put the chairs back only because it was kind of necessary in order for us to sit down.

    is it me or is it our society getting lazier and lazier?
     
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  20. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yes they do clean up the floors and tables. but, it is not like a restaurant where the tables are cleaned first and then the guests can sit down. at starbuck's they do come out to clean, but only when it is slow and have the time and personnel to do it. i understand its only a few papers and such. but, please!!!!!! i mean they place the trash cans near the entrance so that you can throw your $hit away!!!!!! it is really not hard to do.
     
  21. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    I opened up the biggest bag of worms, ah I am glad. let me sip my coffee with my pinky up in the air.
     
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  22. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    I would not say biggest bag..... lol it's just a little can of them...... not very tasty either.... lol
     
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  23. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Working 11-7 just because.
    I miss sunlight...
     
  24. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    SKIBIDI Is not a Russian word.
     
  25. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    if not then what is it?
     
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