Karhald
 member, 1 post
Fri 21 Aug 2020
at 20:02
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Exhausted.

Can't sleep. Always working. Kids never listen to me and are constantly demanding things. They're little, so that part's okay.

I'm new here, so also going to try and play with the forum tags.

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Teletype what is this then?
facemaker329
 member, 7247 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 06:52
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I haven't come home from work this frustrated in years...and it's not necessarily any single thing, more like a series of little things that got massively compounded by a couple of big things tonight...

Without going into too much detail, I come from a background where if you've been told, "This is what we have to work with", you figure out how to do the job within those limitations.  We have a contractor who just never seems to get that.  We're in the middle of a project he's part of...he sent us plans for his part only a couple of days before we were supposed to start working on it.  Some of the equipment he wanted to 7se is no longer in good operational order...so he revised his plans to adjust for that.  I'm one of three guys working on this project...but I was never sent any of the paperwork for it.  He decided that he's borrowing equipment from another area that isn't using it (Covid considerations...), so we're not only having to put together his part of the project, we're having to dismantle another project so we can put his together...

And we figured we were on top of it.  We'd put everything together, his list was finished, we were moving on to the rest of the project...until tonight he announced that he wants to take another nine pieces of hardware from the dismantled project.  At this point, the space we're working in is starting to get stretched a bit thin...with everything else that's there, I'm starting to worry whether we've even got open outlets we can use for his new additions.  On top of that, for the last two days, I've had to borrow a boom lift from another department, drive it to where we need it (and the stupid thing has, basically, two speeds...Dead Slow and Frozen Molasses, so that's a time-consuming endeavor) to have it sit, unused, for several hours before I use it for two to five minutes and then drive it back...the round trip wastes at least half an hour of my day, and much more if Security is busy and can't come unlock gates for me.

And then, tonight, he tries to sound magnanimous about it..."I know you're working on a lot of other stuff, I don't want you to worry about this..."  Yeah, well,  WAAAY too late for that, because I'm the guy that's probably going to end up doing most of it, even though you say you want me to focus on the other stuff.  There's three of us there that can do what you're talking about...one of us is a contractor and already has a regular job before he comes to work with us (and he's in Vegas right now because of it), the other two of us have significant lists of projects that have to be done before his project becomes relevant.  I was going to spend today working on one of them and ended up constantly getting pulled into working on other stuff instead...so when am I supposed to get back to your new additions to your project?

You're the one with the big reputation...figure out how to do th he job with the tools on hand!  I can think of a dozen people who could make it happen without having to steal other equipment and massively revise plans...
ShadoPrism
 member, 1342 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 11:49
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Eur512
 member, 820 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 20:15
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies


Watching a game commit a weird form of self destruction:  resolving the issue tearing the players apart is a simple matter, but they all put Role Playing first and of course actually resolving the issue "isn't in character".  They don't want to end it, they just don't want to bend to keep things going.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 384 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 22:48
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
So bad when you find after some time that somebody that you really trusted lied to you!!!
Starchaser
 member, 739 posts
Fri 9 Oct 2020
at 09:05
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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rastashana
 member, 11 posts
Sun 11 Oct 2020
at 12:29
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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facemaker329
 member, 7270 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 11 Nov 2020
at 08:17
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Nothing annoys in quite the same way as a software company that advertises free downloads of their product...not only in the site header but even in the copy of the description of the product...and then the first time you try to actually use it for the ONLY purpose for which you would download it, they require you to pay. I mean, if it's pay-to-play software, great, I've got nothing against that...everyone deserves to earn a little something at what they do.

But when the very first line of your self-published how-to on recovering accidentally deleted files says, "Download <productname> free and install..." and then says nothing about pay-to-use until you've scanned for the files and want to recover them...that's just grossly unethical.  I mean, at least your competitor's software had a footnote about not being able to recover located files with the free version...I'm still annoyed that they advertised it on a search for free software, but at least they were upfront about what the free version would do before you started running it.
Starchaser
 member, 774 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 10:05
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
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praguepride
 member, 1726 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 17:36
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I wish I listened to my own advice more. I have spent a lot of time learning persuasive techniques and communication workshops but the second someone challenges me I dump all that out the window and just naturally rattle off the top 10 list of worst things to do in an argument to actually change someone's mind.

/sigh.
Heath
 member, 2967 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 23:36
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Being American, I really don't like living in a foreign country during Thanksgiving, especially stuck here during the Pandemic. I miss the turkey and family gatherings.
zude111
 member, 21 posts
Fri 1 Jan 2021
at 11:49
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies

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Starchaser
 member, 847 posts
 Shoda mo tsumoreba taibok
Sat 30 Jan 2021
at 05:48
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Can't sleep and feeling so unhappy, alone and disconnected from people right now.
Piestar
 member, 823 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Fri 5 Feb 2021
at 07:21
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
So grumpy about game masters who can't take the time and make the effort to correct their own spelling. I can understand the occasional mistake, we all make them, but when sentences become nigh unreadable for no reason other than laziness! arg!!!
Gemcluster
 member, 8 posts
Mon 8 Feb 2021
at 18:24
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Something rattled me just now. There's a new virus variant in my country, and the government has issued a complete lockdown to stop the spread, the most extensive since the whole pandemic started.

Meaning I won't have access to my university campus after today. I headed down there on my jolly way this evening (since I of course had lectures all day) to retrieve some tools and materials I absolutely needed. Lo-and-behold, I don't have access. I call the number the institute provided me and the guy on the other end tells me everything closed down at 16, and that it's my own fault for missing that part. I checked the officially dispatched messages probably four times prior, and at and no point did they specify this. I wouldn't have thought much of it, but I knew I was right, and the guy still had the audacity to reaffirm it's my fault after I specified we were never issued that information. It even does the opposite, telling me my access card will stop working from tomorrow onward. Not today.

Sigh...
facemaker329
 member, 7319 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Mon 8 Feb 2021
at 20:17
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Mister...you've known about this for a week and a half.  You're telling me in that time you couldn't come up with a crew?  Couldn't arrange things with your guys?  Or at least told me sometime earlier than the day before the shoot that our primary set piece could NOT be relocated to the studio so we could have adapted plans?

I know who I am NOT calling in the future.  Too bad your son was out of town, because he's apparently got the business brains in the family...my friend's good experience working with him is the only reason you got called in the first place.

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Yaztromo
 supporter, 420 posts
Mon 8 Feb 2021
at 20:57
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
What a pain when you are forced to work with some colleague that hates his/her work!!! Everything becomes so boring and tiring!
Piestar
 member, 825 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Tue 9 Feb 2021
at 07:46
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
People incapable of having more than one thought in their head at one time. I hate when I post, or send a PM with some questions on it, and the person on the other end can't manage to comprehend or answer more than one point.
Boogs
 member, 23 posts
 I do boogie consistently.
 Consistently boogie I do.
Fri 19 Feb 2021
at 22:13
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Pathfinder: a game that allows you to fly, shoot fireballs, have intimate relationships across species, play as talking animals, and summon catastrophe.

But GODS FORBID playing as a non-binary character! That's just atrocious! /s
jait
 member, 437 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2021
at 19:12
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
That feeling of utter disappointment...

Someone posts a Players Wanted Ad that's for a game you've been yearning to play.  So, you check out their set-up and it sounds exciting.  Only, you've got more an a couple of notes on them in your blacklist, so you know that were you to join their game, it'd be a living hell.    If they pissed you off that much as a player, just imagine how much they'd upset you as a GM!

Excitement?  Curtailed.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 426 posts
Mon 8 Mar 2021
at 19:18
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
If you know you're not very competent at doing your job, why don't you try to learn something while you do it? Perhaps by asking your colleagues for some suggestion, instead of teaching them something that you know you don't know?
Piestar
 member, 847 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 23:59
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
Bizarre, across the board slowdowns on RPoL. I know it happens around Christmas time, and again (bizarrely) on weekends, when I would expect people to have more free time, but all of my games have come to a creeping halt this week. Sigh...
facemaker329
 member, 7328 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 01:48
Re: NOTHING but VENTS - Vent all you want without replies
I love it when someone hires me to build something...I tell them, when I'm hired, that there is ONE thing I need from them to make it work...

And then they deliver it to me only a few hours before I'm supposed to be finished, even though I told them about needing it almost a week ago...if they'd delivered in a timely fashion, I would have been spared several hours of work, trying to build everything in a way that would let me fit it in, instead of building everything around it like it SHOULD be done...

At least, now that I'm redoing the project because the first go-around turned into a hot mess, things are going together smoothly.
Piestar
 member, 852 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Fri 26 Mar 2021
at 16:27
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
People who run period games, and make no effort to understand the period. This has ruined a few games for me. And who doesn't know that almost EVERY business has a back entrance for deliveries? Basic real-world stuff. Why do they need to fight over every little thing I do, but not make the effort to make the era realistic.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 379 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Mon 29 Mar 2021
at 04:28
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Some folks need better timing.  Just because I'm awake doesn't mean I'm available. Just because the light is on doesn't mean I am ready for an inundation of information. Just because I'm on the internet doesn't mean I am ready to be interrupted at any time, or repeatedly, just because I'm physically present. I cannot attend to you every minute that you want!