Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.


  • Pitcrew

    When you go for an interview for better position at work and you're forced to get shoved through four different interviews, one after a another, for a total of two hours of pure verbal grilling. Only to be mentally exhausted near the end of the fourth.


  • Pitcrew

    @admiral well she won't be an issue. She went on vacation, ditched her kid with a family friend and after telling me he would be coming, he didn't show up. When queried when I should expect him, am told not till the 19th as they are on vacation. Oh, well. Then I will accept payment as regular as per policies since I had no notification.

    This chain of conversation with her has resulted in termination of care for her son because she said this wasn't her problem but mine. she doesn't like that i charge the flat rate price for 12 hours of care for a mentally disabled 16 year old who need as much supervision as a toddler, a really heavy duty medicine regemin and that that I am being unconscienably mean to a cash strapped single mother who is in the child care industry herself and can't I make an exception this once or otherwise she will not be paying because I am ruining her vacation. That no daycare charges when a kud doesn't go or is on vacation and not present (newsflash, industry standard actually which is why it's a policy.)

    Told her she wasn't the only cash strapped single parent in my daycare, just the only one who didn't make arrangements beforehandand we had been making exceptions and not charging her late fee's when late paying or not terminating care when her son stole our cell phones then charging cords. Gave her termination papers, told her she still owed two weeks worth, have a nice vacation.


  • Politics

    @jibberthehut said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    She went on vacation, ditched her kid with a family friend and after telling me he would be coming, he didn't show up.

    I understand why people may not take their special-needs teenager on a trip with them, but I think there's a nice, very hot place in Hell for people who do so because their teenager would "ruin" their vacation.

    I have a lot of friends, but there's no way I would take in their teenager so they can go on vacation.

    Assholes.



  • My voice. Fuck you, voice. Why did you have to go and leave? I need you! Now the doctor says I'm not even supposed to see you for 2 weeks. Please come back.I'll be better this time, I promise. :(



  • When you get turned on to a 'deals' website and find that deal that is really awesome and really useful... and it's not available anymore except for somewhere 2 hours away and you wonder 'Is a 2 hour drive worth the few hundred dollar savings?'


  • Pitcrew

    @surreality seriously. I am in lower Alabama so you just basically described a solid ninety percent of... well, everyone in my state. It moves me whenever I hear of someone else trying to be a good Christian. And I don't even mean that in the sense of the religion. I mean Christian in that the person is trying to emulate the love and charity that the figurehead of the religion espoused. So many people who claim to be Christian are so hateful, selfish, or self involved in their so-called good works. Giving your church money to build a new rumpus room or god knows what while treating the very people that their Christ ran (marginalized, impoverished, ill) with are why I coined the portmanteau "hypoChristian".

    I am genuinely sorry to hear you got burned by someone you tried to help. It was lucky for me growing up around here that my mother had the same attitude you do and raised me right. She also had people come and stay to help them get back on their feet several times. People whose spouse beat them, or were trying to get clean, or establish a new life a thousand miles from anyone they knew.

    I know its not a gripe, but I wanted to say thank you for being a genuinely good person. Because there is precious little appreciation for that from a lot of people. And to say that I hope your bad experience doesn't put you off from helping the next person who needs it.


  • Coder

    Hey Steam, about your suggestions:

    Fallout 3

    Since you recently played Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

    Really?


  • Admin

    @thenomain said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    Hey Steam, about your suggestions:

    Fallout 3

    Since you recently played Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

    Really?

    Is it really better than Netflix' suggestions?

    "Since you watched Daredevil you might want to watch Daredevil!"

    Genius algorithm guessing what I like there, guys.


  • Coder

    @arkandel I miss Max on Netflix, the little bot that talked you through movie selections: Hello there! What are you in the mood for tonight?

    That little bot got me the absolute gem of: Airplane vs Volcano

    Which is a treat let me tell you. A treat.


  • Pitcrew

    I would much rather have that than youtube's completely baffling ad algorithms.
    Why yes I have just chain listens to a punch of 90s alternative songs with some modern punk mixed in, I am not sure why I am now the target for your rap album ad, I mean besides they are both music I am not seeing a connection.



  • Hulu's were the worst for a long-ass time. They would have the 'this ad is completely not relevant to me' option you could click... but it didn't stop them from showing it to you repeatedly, over and over and over and over again.

    That they would have so many two minute long individual ads for various bits of medication did not help. Really, I swear, Hulu, I am not your target audience for 'please go get a prostate exam'.


  • Admin

    Google Chrome's 'new tab' recommendations are pretty decent on average, and I like how it gives me fresh personalized links to go through on a regular basis, but damn do they need to work on better exclude filters.

    For example I don't care about hockey. So when it suggests an Oilers story it lets me exclude either this very specific item in particular ("Oilers") or the news source it came from in general ("ESPN"). That makes little sense.


  • Politics

    @arkandel said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    For example I don't care about hockey.

    get out of my country


  • Pitcrew

    @surreality said in Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.:

    That they would have so many two minute long individual ads for various bits of medication did not help. Really, I swear, Hulu, I am not your target audience for 'please go get a prostate exam'.

    There was a brief period where every YouTube ad that came up was for psoriasis.

    Every. Single. One.

    I'm not sure what the correlation between psoriasis and 90s alt rock playlists is, YouTube, but sure. Go for it.



  • @aria Apparently it's a condition that can be stress-related. I mean, if you sorta tilt your head a little and squint, you can kinda see it! All of us that were young and carefree in the 90s are getting to that 'oh shit, rent/mortgage/children' stress period of life...

    It's still silly, but that one I almost kinda can get! Kinda.

    Though when I see those it may as well be this:



  • So I was mowing the front lawn last night, and this guy was walking towards me on the sidewalk. His phone rings and he starts frantically waving at me and trying to flag me down as he gets closer to the house. I cut the engine and he tells me not to start up again until he's further down the street because he can't hear his cellphone. And then he turned and walked away as if I was going to do it. Started back up again before he had finished turning around. He flipped me the bird, but got off my lawn pretty quickly.

    People are so damn entitled now. Seriously. I keep joking about getting a tiny house in the middle of nowhere and filling it with cats, but seriously!



  • @aria It can get really spooky, I was doing some house searching as an investment thing, next time I start watching Youtube videos? It was all weird crypto currency scam adverts or people trying to persuade me to invest in nursing homes.



  • @insomnia It's times like that I wish I had the van from Ant-Man, with its very special horn. Because I'd punch that thing about five times in a row.




  • Pitcrew

    Breathe is a verb.

    Breath is a noun.

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