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Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?

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

  1. karandpr

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    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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    Unfair finals grinds my gears.
     
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    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.
     
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    As it should
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    Jersey - born & bred

    She's a bit nuts.
     
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    That is putting it nicely
     
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    @yeahha .strange stuff .
     
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    :p :p :p jk
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    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!)
     
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    Moderators deleting my lolcat posts as spam :p .I swear 9to5 and me were discussing spam ........
     
  11. zuben el genub

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    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.
     
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    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!!!
     
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    I'll take your 40c and swap it for 35f.
     
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    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....
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jersey - born & bred

    I don't know the conversion to F but that sounds damn cold. I don't like winter
     
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    -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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    Santa wears red so he wont get shot during reindeer hunting season.
     
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    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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    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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    Christmas has bankrupted me... -_-
     
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    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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