The Stray
 member, 66 posts
 When the Cat's a Stray
 the Mice will Pray
Thu 11 Oct 2012
at 17:48
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
I have a job that's highly sensitive to weather. All this week, it's been windy as fruit, and it's only supposed to get worse. GAR! I NEED HOURS! *shakes fist at unseasonable wind and rain*
HzSoul
 member, 60 posts
Fri 12 Oct 2012
at 22:51
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
A minor vent, but...

Why must Coke machines hate me? I never have problems with Pepsi machines, unless they're plain empty, but Coke machines hate me. And, unfortunately, that's all the local store has sitting outside. So, I was looking at the prices earlier and realised it was cheaper, and colder really, so another plus, in the machine. 1.69 inside, 1.50 outside, obvious choice. So, I put in my dollar bill, and dig out a couple quarters and put those in. But it doesn't read the quarters. Try to get my money back, that doesn't work either. So, my Coke cost 2.00, and I was feeling quite a bit of frustration...which I couldn't really vent at the time, because there were children present, and I try to avoid that.

Thank you, RPoL, for having this nice thread in which to complain about random life events. It's great stress relief.
Brontes
 member, 1 post
Sat 13 Oct 2012
at 14:48
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
I have that, my job it a pit of despair. Hire some people or just find someone who can make it to work ON TIME. ON A REGULAR BASIS. I like overtime once in awhile. NOT EVERY DAMNED DAY.
rogar308
 member, 135 posts
 Gaming is good!
 Got RPOL in my soul
Sat 13 Oct 2012
at 16:07
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
I really hate plumbing. That and the person who built the vanity in the bathroom with a door that can't open because they put the baseboard heating directly in front of it.  Who does that!? Nice job genius. On the upside, I did unclog 2 drains which probably saved me about $300.
Alexei Yaruk-Mundhenk
 member, 980 posts
 Ad Majorem
 Dea Gloriam
Sun 14 Oct 2012
at 00:48
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
On my days off the whole site is a ghost town.
MILLANDSON
 member, 1295 posts
 Tally-ho! What what!
 God Save The Queen!
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 01:16
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
Just spent 4 hours writing up a report, ensuring that I covered everything required, the deadline was Monday night (US time), it's 2am in the UK (where I am), and I hit save. I then go to send the e-mail with the report in...

No document file anywhere. Checked the auto-backups, checked the Temp files, nada, it never existed, according to my computer.

Fruit you computer, you git. Now I won't even get a decent night's sleep because I'll have this mulling around in my head, since I'll have to rewrite the entire thing (and I know it won't be nearly as good this time) after work tomorrow evening.
Pyrate
 member, 136 posts
 Excellent! Now I can
 attack in all directions.
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 04:59
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
Just woke from a nightmare.
Someone please tell me my boyfriend is not secretly a Bieber-fan and I'm still allowed to eat spicy foods...
Evil Empryss
 member, 191 posts
 Happier than a Witch
 in a Broom Factory
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 05:09
Can't this election be over already?
<vent>
Political robocalls from numbers that say "Cellphone" at 8:53 pm.

It's late, my kids are sleeping, I'm tired, and I already voted!  Leave me the fruit alone already!

And have the chestnuts to at least identify yourself correctly on caller ID.  I don't care what you stand for, if you hide your campaign behind fake IDs I don't trust you and I'm not voting for you!
</vent>
Evil Empryss
 member, 192 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 01:19
Re: Can't this election be over already?
<sad vent and PSA>
The only mechanic who I ever felt wasn't trying to BS me about car repairs just to pad his bottom line died in a freak accident.  Self-employed for over thirty years and in his seventies with the fire to keep going for years yet, he took up biking to improve his health.  He fell off and hit his head on a chunk of concrete in a ditch.

Wear your bike helmets, everyone.
</sad vent and PSA>
rogar308
 member, 146 posts
 Gaming is good!
 Got RPOL in my soul
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 13:57
Re: Can't this election be over already?
Wife's car broke down last night and in the dark I couldn't fine the blasted battery. Turns out it's under a plastic flap that has to be removed. AAA came and replaced the battery but I had to sit and talk with the wife for over an hour waiting for them. Oh the horrors! I asked if she wanted to make out but she kept clambering something about security cameras in the parking lot. Gosh, I miss the younger days.
deadmanshand
 member, 1285 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 19:27
Re: Can't this election be over already?
Yesterday I went to an exercise forum, laid out all of my physical problems, the kind of equipment I have, and my weight  to try and get some help forming a training regimen I can stick to without hurting myself.

You know what I got? 30 plus posts and 5 private messages telling me that I'm too fat and not to waste my fruiting time. One notable professional trainer made the enlightened comment of "I bet you can't even see your own little soldier. If I was there I would just bitch you till your were crying too hard to eat."

I. Hate. Fruiting. People.
cero1
 member, 127 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 22:11
Re: Can't this election be over already?
I'm in so much pain...

Ever since I hit 21 I've had back pain. It wasn't much at first, but now at the age of 28, it hurts... so bad. Now my knees are shot too. I'm not overweight and I am not skinny. My BMI is average. I went to have an x-ray done as my Doctor has said my Thoracic Spine is tender and it juts out in places. There is nothing wrong with my bones and my knees are bad because of muscle loss and damage. I expect thats what is happening to my back. I walk each day for at least 45 minutes and I have a healthy diet, why is this happening? The pain is accelerating daily now and I can't cope anymore. I feel sick alot now too. I limp when I walk, when I will myself to actually do it and I have had it with everything.

And thats what is physically wrong with me, let alone when personal problems kick in.
ladysharlyne
 member, 2027 posts
 you have to risk the
 dark to see the light
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 17:59
The plague of a PGM
does anyone remember, I am old, the old Heehaw show and the woe, despair and agony on me songs.  LOL

I am always learning as a game creator and a wise sage here on rpol told me if in doubt leave them out.  Well a player submits and right off I am put off by the way the age statement for adult was given including the little kittens in their apartment.  They started out a bit of trouble but thinking they were new to the style of playing on rpol I simply pointed out their godmoding, their powergaming, their pushing players for posts or manipulating them in a direction they were not ready to go.  noooo I let this player join all my games. (again the sage advice of one of our dear moderators rang in my ears)  they were great writer!  I tolerated the breaking of rules to a point until the player posted a post about child abuse.  I deleted the post and told the player in a PM that was against RPOL rules and mine.  This player then rmails me to ask me :-) show them where it was for they had read all the rules and didn't find it.  I quoted the exact words and link.  then I banned the player.

Now said player I find did not just join every game of mine to play but they 'trolled' and contacted almost every single player and my coGMs and have said they don't understand why I banned them for just asking a question!!!  When I told them in rmail it was because of ALL the rules they kept breaking they said I was just trying to make them feel bad about them self and it was not going to work.  I lost around 11 players and three coGMS due to it.  All wonderful players and people.

Why are we PGM/GMs always the bad guys when we have to do something like that.  Shhheeeshhh I just needed to vent about the situation because all is well and I move on but it hurt alot to have players believe I would ban someone for just asking a question... ggggrrrr arrrrgggh
Wine Guy
 member, 320 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 20:24
Re: The plague of a PGM

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 20:42, Fri 26 Oct 2012.

Gremlin
 member, 85 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 21:33
Reforms my hairy backside
Thanks to recent "reforms" (read: government shaftings) in my job, my days off this week are all cancelled except one. Never mind the fact I haven't seen my brother in almost a year and this was the first time our shifts matched up. What's more, I'm currently on a night shift while the hypocrites that cancelled my days off are tucked up nice and warm with their families, safe in the knowledge that their days off are safe. Unless of course they fancy allocating themselves some cushy double pay overtime.

I hate politicians and senior officers!

This message was last edited by the user at 21:34, Fri 26 Oct 2012.

TheWarriorPoet519
 member, 1312 posts
 Resident porch-squatting
 stick-shaker
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 02:18
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
Chronic pain makes me want to get in a fist fight with everything.

At least I do my best work when I'm angry.
MILLANDSON
 member, 1298 posts
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 02:55
Re: Reforms my hairy backside

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 05:56, Sat 27 Oct 2012.

Pyrate
 member, 139 posts
 Excellent! Now I can
 attack in all directions.
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 03:01
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
I hate being in love! :(

Makes me accept second rate behaviour, makes me clingy, emotional and frustrated.
Luckily it only happened thrice in the last twenty years and it spelled catastrophy every single time. I just want to be happy on my own and yet I am not only given the short end of the stick I'm getting properly caned with the rest of it.
Evil Empryss
 member, 206 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Wed 31 Oct 2012
at 23:09
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>
Bought two bags of 350 pieces of candy because last year we were absolutely swamped with kids.

It's been dark for an hour but because it's "cold" out we've had exactly TWO groups of three and ONE single kid come to the door.

Northern Tier kids are tougher than Southern kids.  They'd go trick or treating in five feet of snow and below freezing weather.  Sure, it looked like a parade of little flashers as they came up to the door all bundled in their coats, whipped them open long enough to yell "Trick or Treat!" and then close them up again, but at least they went out.

What kid turns down free candy?!?
</vent>
ginny
 member, 67 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:13
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
My vent:  My oldest daughter is not old enough to take her little sister out trick or treating without us yet.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was in need of a minor tweak, at 05:01, Thu 01 Nov 2012.

ashberg
 member, 193 posts
 Beware the Groove.
 Groooooove.
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:19
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
Website developers who charge AU$18,000, including testing, who DON'T do multi-browser testing and have NO QUALITY CONTROL who hire project managers who are full of SUGAR and never take ownership of mistakes!

RAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
pitademon
 member, 673 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:29
Re: Reforms my hairy backside

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 05:00, Thu 01 Nov 2012.

Evil Empryss
 member, 210 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Fri 2 Nov 2012
at 20:52
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>
Texting while using the bathroom, okay, at least all I hear is clickity clickity in the next stall.

Talking on the cellphone while using the bathroom?  Ick. Can't you wait five minutes and go somewhere else?  I really don't want to hear you tell your friend how bad you have to {poop} with the sound effects in the background.

But Skyping?!?!?  Really?!?!  Is there no place private anymore?  Has decency gone the way of the dodo (and the doodoo)?  Who are you so close to that you think it's okay to video chat with them while on the toilet?!?  I might have thought you were just on speaker phone, but you came out of the stall and set the phone down to wash your hands and I could see the person you were talking to!!
</vent>
facemaker329
 member, 5121 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 03:25
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
So my boss asked me to think about some ideas to 'update the look' for one of our Halloween shows, now that Halloween is over and we'll have time to sit down and work our way through stuff at a reasonable pace.  The problem?

Well, said show has become practically the centerpiece of the entertainment during our Halloween season.  What started out a decade ago as a notion for a 'curtain-warmer act' has become iconic enough that the merchandising department on the park has even had t-shirts made...marketing is using the characters from the show in advertising, and the park's Facebook page has them prominently featured.  So, 'updating' their look is kinda like being asked to redesign Frankenstein...no matter what you do or how cool you make it look, people are going to expect it to harken back to Boris Karloff's version of the Monster (I mean, they did an awesome job on Robert DeNiro's makeup...but there are very few people who think of that particular version when you say 'Frankenstein'...)

The show has, in its own way, become a classic.  Leave well enough alone, I say...I realize you want to make things look new and shiny...but sometimes that look just isn't as effective.  Let them look a like wild and weathered.  Not only is it not broke, but it's working incredibly effectively.  Don't fix it.
Queenmandikat46
 member, 299 posts
 another one who met her
 love through RPOL
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 04:06
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>

That idiot criminals repeat the same fruitin routine in the same area again and again and again and not only seem stupid when they do it but manage to catch people with it.  I'm from Arkansas and we had an issue with a guy they called the blue light rapist cause who doesnt stop for a cop right?  they caught that guy and ever since then there have been 72 fruitin copy cats.  A new one just pooped up and of course this makes life hell.  I'm sure most of you in the states have seen the video of the cop who jerked the woman from the car for not pullin over the reason she was from Arkansas we dont stop for single blue lights because of this guy its what we are taught from a young age as females for a reason.  Now there is a new guy doing the same act (in a white crown vic of all things) I just found out about this from a friend and its really upsetting that it keeps happening.  I've seen reports in other states but it just feels like they keep hitting my state.  get a new flipping stick!!!!

</vent>

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 07:04, Sat 03 Nov 2012.