Brianna
 member, 2186 posts
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 00:30
Argh
In reply to OceanLake (msg # 1400):

I'd expect all the best people leave too, since they are the ones most likely to be able to get another job.
Shinoskay
 member, 46 posts
Sun 30 Jun 2019
at 23:11
Argh

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the ToU, at 02:40, Mon 01 July 2019.

ShadoPrism
 member, 1263 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 02:43
Argh
What is it with hospitals leaving you feeling worse than when you went in.
I went in to the hospital friday evening, with a temp of 102.8.
They broke the fever and all nicely, but kept me till today for observation, during that they completely effed up my diabetes medication and kept trying to give me meds for conditions I don't have, have NEVER had, or give me things I am listed as being allergic to. Also seem to think the regiment of insulin and lantis my doctor worked out to work for me was Wrong and gave me 1/10th dosage on my long lasting one and half dosage on my other one. Except my glipizide, a pill that I am supposed to get 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. either gave me 1 then all 4 at the same time.
I went in to the hospital with a blood sugar of 187, came out with a blood sugar of 400. I feel like Crabapples.
Brianna
 member, 2187 posts
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 03:40
Argh
ShadoPrism: That sounds like a lawsuit in the making!

In my life - my diabetic cat has been in remission since shortly after she was diagnosed, but all of a sudden her BP is high again.  Both of us are unhappy, we don't like that nasty needle, despite having become fairly accustomed to the lancet for testing.

And our lemon of a van is probably destined for the wreckers, despite being the only vehicle I have to drive, and the only one for both of us in the winter.  We've had a lot of work done on it in the last few months, but now the brakes are pretty much done, something has been loose for a while in the exhaust system, and now it's bleeding several kinds of fluid all over the driveway.  J's fancy Camaro isn't suitable for winter driving, nor for a disabled person even as a passenger.  If he has to sell it, his heart will be broken, it's his pride and joy, his boy toy but I don't know how else we will get another vehicle.  Even J can't walk everywhere he needs to go, and I can barely walk down the driveway on a good day.  *sigh*
seraphmoon
 member, 70 posts
 I've Been Touched By
 His Noodly Appendage
Sun 7 Jul 2019
at 21:28
Eyeroll
Dear stranger: I am perfectly happy to talk to you about my car, I just don't want to do it standing in an uncovered parking lot while it's raining. And no, I don't think it's rude of me to ask you to walk back the 20 feet to the store entrance instead of inviting you into my car for a chat.

I don't care that you're a Nice Guy and you just came out of the store. I'm a solitary female being approached by a complete stranger. If you can't accept that, you're not as nice as you proclaim to be.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1264 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 7 Jul 2019
at 23:39
Eyeroll
In reply to seraphmoon (msg # 1405):

Strangers who try to invite themselves in to your home / car are rarely nice. Preditory more than likely, creeps at the very least.
Good Bye stranger, don't need to spend time with the likes of you. (You go Seraphmoon!)
seraphmoon
 member, 71 posts
 I've Been Touched By
 His Noodly Appendage
Sun 7 Jul 2019
at 23:59
Eyeroll
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 1406):

My feeling is that if you use "But I'm a nice person!" as your argument, you're not a nice person. A nice person would accept a No and move on.
praguepride
 member, 1448 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 01:17
Eyeroll
Don't get me wrong, I could see an actual nice person not realizing the situation at hand...

There was a hilarious John Mulaney bit about how he accidentally chased a woman through a subway station.

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/...subway-station-chase

HOWEVER

Once it was pointed out that they were doing something creepy a nice guy doesn't go on the offensive and say "You're being rude!". They would be like "Oh I'm sorry, I understand how this looks."
icosahedron152
 member, 960 posts
Tue 9 Jul 2019
at 10:49
Eyeroll
Yeah, my Spidey-Sense tells me that, short of you having a Ferrari or something, even a dedicated piston-head is unlikely to stand in the rain talking cars - unless he has an ulterior motive.

Always stand your ground, ladies, the real nice guy will chat with you at a time and place of your choosing.
Shinoskay
 member, 47 posts
Wed 10 Jul 2019
at 19:41
Eyeroll
In reply to seraphmoon (msg # 1407):

no
Isida KepTukari
 member, 283 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 01:23
Eyeroll
Wear headphones.  For the love of little apples, do not force your media or phone conversations on those around you.

I have started taking my walks at our local mall in the morning, as it is better air-conditioned than my local YMCA, free, and lets me window-shop while everything is closed.  It's quite popular with a lot of people for that purpose.  And I understand that if you're going to be walking around in a relatively quiet area for an hour, it might be a nice time to catch up on a phone call.  But do not put your phone on speaker, as loud as the volume can possibly go, while you both shout your conversation at the tops of your lungs.

I had to duck down a side hall and wait until Mr. Loudmouth was well ahead of me so I could hear myself think.

Or in the breakroom at work, some co-workers will start scrolling through Facebook with autoplay on, which means every time they so much as pause on any kind of video I'm assaulted with random bursts of sound, again usually at top volume.

Turn off your volume, turn off autoplay, or wear headphones.  Maybe I should come up next to them while they're scrolling and randomly blast a really loud, off-key trumpet or something to get my point across...
Isida KepTukari
 member, 284 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 06:13
Eyeroll
Shut the door.

We work in an un-air conditioned factory.  It is ludicrously hot and humid right now.  Every time you open the door to the air conditioned break room, you're letting a lot of heat in.  There are already three fridges in there chugging away, plus 3-8 hot, sweaty people taking their break, and it takes forever to cool the  room down again if you decide to open the door halfway to have a lengthy conversation with someone because you don't want to take the one step up and two steps in to clear the door.  No, you may not have a conversation in the doorway, no you may not leave the door open so you can get "just one thing" from your bag.  Get inside, do your thing, and get out without lingering the doorway.  It's hard enough to stay cool as it is without you acting like you were born in a barn!
PCO.Spvnky
 member, 410 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 00:40
Eyeroll
Why does every D&D 5e gm hate warlocks so much?  Nearly every game I have looked at since I got into the game (recently) has had a no warlock policy?  I was thrilled when I saw that they had included them again.  They don't seem OP to me?
RosstoFalstaff
 member, 172 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 11:27
Eyeroll
Well they do have a significantly different method of handling. Short rest centered and capable of doing their schtick mostly all day

But no I wouldn't say they are all that broken

I do know there are a few people who object to warlocks in D&D and witches in PF because of religious beliefs though...
Yaztromo
 supporter, 276 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 11:57
Bosses...
I don't like when your boss doesn't talk / avoids talking with you about your working performance for many months and then schedules your performance review very, very, very late, as if s/he was pushing the time to talk about that as far away as possible.
You never know what to expect... why having the suspance?
12th Doctor
 member, 117 posts
 Laugh Hard. Run Fast.
 Be kind.
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 13:13
Re: Eyeroll
RosstoFalstaff:
I do know there are a few people who object to warlocks in D&D and witches in PF because of religious beliefs though...


I would love to read an explanation of how people who have a problem with witches and warlocks because of religious beliefs are okay with nearly every other aspect of fantasy roleplaying.
Brianna
 member, 2193 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 04:16
Re: Eyeroll
In reply to 12th Doctor (msg # 1416):

You are looking for logic?  (un)common sense?  Dream on!  LOL
OceanLake
 supporter, 1083 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 20:46
Re: Eyeroll
It's like this: The fantasy world creators, are, in effect, creating heavens, heavens which fit the desires or needs of the the psyches involved. BTW, this is not necessarily antiChristian; Dante has levels of heaven.
Mrrshann618
 member, 131 posts
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 20:39
Stupid fricken job
I think I've figured it out. I joined rpol shortly after the place I worked at shut down. Joined several games and created a few myself. Eventually got a new job, no problem. Quickly advanced over a few years till i made senior manager/ assistant store manager. Due to restrictions on time I was forced to stop a few games.

Job I worked at had a restructuring. I wasn't to happy as family life died. So I switched jobs. At first that went great, rapidly advanced again, had to shave a few more games off as this job was slightly more demanding.

Place got sold and while I was offered a transfer I did not want to deal with the long commute. So new job, no need for advancement as I was already in as senior manager again.

I just had to let go the last game of mine, the game I ran. Here I am, at lunch realizing that what good is my accomplishment if I'm always at work sacrificing time with my kids (who are at a nearby county fair that I will not be able to make thanks to work) and sacrificing what tiny things I do to remotely remain sane.

All I can do is hope that my wife won't kill me when I decide to go another way again.
Brianna
 member, 2194 posts
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 02:18
Stupid fricken job
In reply to Mrrshann618 (msg # 1419):

I hope you are going to discuss this with your wife!  Maybe she also wishes you have more time for your family.  In any case, this is probably not a good time to ask forgiveness rather than permission, so to speak.  She may even have helpful suggestions as to what you do next.
Kessa
 member, 596 posts
 Dark Army:
 Out to Lunch
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 02:57
Too Many Expectations
So, I just moved back to my home state after five years away and I've been so excited about it. But for months now, everyone has had their own expectations for what that will mean. Everyone assumes that because I've called my current living situation 'temporary' that any minute I'm going to up and move to the town they are in to: be their roommate, housemate, babysitter, on-call therapist; join their live-ttrpg; go out with them weekly, monthly; take a job at their workplace so we can hang out daily. And I genuinely love these people and all they've done for  me over the years, but none of them understand all I want is to go back to the same company I worked for before in the same small town, where I'm not particularly close to anyone so no one can have all these expectations of me. I've been moving every couple years with zero stability and I'm just... tired. And hearing other people plan what my new life back home is going to be like is just exhausting.
icosahedron152
 member, 980 posts
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 05:36
Too Many Expectations
In reply to Kessa (msg # 1421):

Expecting something of another person is arrogant. They can hope, but they shouldn't expect.

It's your life, to live as you choose. Anyone who truly cares for you will undersand that, and will support your choices.
horus
 member, 841 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 06:00
Too Many Expectations
In reply to Kessa (msg # 1421):

Did you, perchance, move somewhere in the Deep South of the US?  If so, I get the expectations that come with family and friends having not seen you for a while, but, yeah, it sounds like they need to dial it back.

The good news is that, for most folks, this will dial itself back after the "new" wears off a bit, especially if you are forthright in your intentions for your own life.

They're probably all just glad to see you.  In southern cultures, that can be a bit overwhelming at first if one is not accustomed to it.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 280 posts
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 12:15
Too Many Expectations
In reply to Kessa (msg # 1421):

Well... I can say I moved for work with a similar pace, but... my moves were intercontinental.
I was lucky having married the right person. It makes all the difference.
Kessa
 member, 597 posts
 Dark Army:
 Out to Lunch
Mon 19 Aug 2019
at 22:25
Too Many Expectations
Thank you, folks. I am hoping it calms down. Just overwhelmed and frustrated at the moment.

@horus, not particularly southern, I'm afraid, so I'm going to go with the glad to see me part. :) Not the worst thing ever, right?