Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.



  • I just sorta hate people today. :|

    I started the day in a good mood, despite a galling lack of sleep, was all productive early, and just... still, here we are.

    I seriously need to temper my optimism and faith in humanity when it begins to surface, I really fucking do.





  • No, Sharon, I do not want to go to the gym before work. Before work I am grudgingly showering and enthusiastically downing all of the coffee I can find between my bedroom and my classroom. There is no 'before work'.



  • Today sucks.
    The remainder of the week promises to suck.
    The week after is lookin' worse with packing chaos and the endless arguments that are only resolved by me doing all the packing while the husband is out of the house.

    I am the youngest person in the group of people I am dealing with, and I am still the designated adult, because no one else can be bothered to behave like one for a hot second. All of them will come bitching and whining to me about the others, or prattling on at truly extreme length -- yes, long-winded lass is typing that with a straight 'no bullshit, people' face -- about shit that literally no one on earth could give the very first fuck about if someone paid them to do it.

    None of these people take 'fuck off' hints, and actually telling them to fuck off instantly triggers the sort of explosive melodrama that would put a telenovela to shame.

    This state of affairs will persist until mid-December.

    A fair chunk of this is... supposed to be my vacation.


  • Pitcrew

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  • I definitely ran into the 'perils of volunteering' at work recently. Now I am supposed to volunteer and drive stuff, part of my job is to be proactive. But that then makes things my fault.

    The situation: Company has a steadily growing profusion of different licences from the government allowing us to share technology with an overseas site. This site employs over 500 engineering staff and they are collaborating with about a thousand more locally.

    I go 'Hey, this is getting really complex. Would it help if I consolidated everything into one big licence so that people did not have to remember which one to quote and record against?' A great idea! I got the go ahead, applied for it months ago, now long overdue with the government and remaining so.

    Once this becomes obvious (I had given enough time if the government had stuck to their target processing times and attempted to give months more but people took a long time to confirm what they in fact wanted) I flag it up to seniors and apply for another licence to cover one of the existing ones that is due to expire and would leave hundreds of people unable to work.

    Of course this one (the backup!) also goes overdue because the government is super busy (with Brexit amongst other things). Now it is my fault that 1,500 people were potentially going to have to stop working and goes down as a black mark against me even when I put together a plan to resolve it with minimal impact and finally, just, get the licence in time.

    None of this was ever my responsibility to begin with


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  • Pitcrew

    If you work in an office and don't silence your phone

    I probably hate you at least a little.


  • Pitcrew

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

    If you work in an office and don't silence your phone

    I probably hate you at least a little.

    There's no way to silence my phone entirely. I can only lower it to a certain volume and it's not low enough god dammit.


  • Pitcrew

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

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

    If you work in an office and don't silence your phone

    I probably hate you at least a little.

    There's no way to silence my phone entirely. I can only lower it to a certain volume and it's not low enough god dammit.

    I just realized you probably meant cell phone. I always have my cell phone on vibrate. What's a ringtone and why would you ever?


  • Pitcrew

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

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

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

    If you work in an office and don't silence your phone

    I probably hate you at least a little.

    There's no way to silence my phone entirely. I can only lower it to a certain volume and it's not low enough god dammit.

    I just realized you probably meant cell phone. I always have my cell phone on vibrate. What's a ringtone and why would you ever?

    I DON'T KNOW.

    New coworker keeps his phone on and sometimes he will receive multiple texts in a row.

    DING
    DING
    DING
    DING

    And I want to just grab his phone, go to the window, and fling it into the parking lot.

    "WHERE'S YOUR GOD NOW MOTHERFUCKER"


  • Coder

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

    "WHERE'S YOUR GOD NOW MOTHERFUCKER"

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  • Pitcrew

    Realizing you've only had 7 hours of sleep, 4 hours one day and 3 hours today respectively, for the past 72 hours. Because your insomnia is that bad right now.


  • Pitcrew

    My gaming headset died. Just suddenly shut itself off and won't come back on.

    I'm leaving it plugged in overnight (though it was plugged in for a good 20? hours before I used it and I've used it for much longer stretches without it dying; it'd only been 2 hours!) to see how it does... but it didn't give me the 'low battery' chirps or anything. It just powered off and... that was that.

    I know I could just buy a cheap one on payday, but with OT check being this coming Monday, now would be the time to buy a replacement one that's good (considering my desktop has no speakers, I rely solely on headset and I do game a fair bit). I was just hoping to finally invest in a gaming mouse vs just the cheap-ass one I have now (and by cheap I mean the mouse from the $25 wireless keyboard/mouse combo I bought a while back).

    Just... damnit. I liked this thing, too. It was the Skullcandy Plyr2. Got it on sale a couple years ago.



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  • @surreality What, did the strippers not turn up on time?
    Please tell me they were female strippers, not Bruce with the stomach hair that looks like Texas...



  • @tinuviel I think the only strippers even tangentially related to this day are the ones my father probably watched on the Playboy channel after lunch.