Real World Peeves, Disgruntlement, and Irks.


  • Pitcrew

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

    @lisse24 That or you are just a bit more south of me to get only ice. We're getting rain mixed with snow (Because Floridians have never /heard/ of the word 'sleet' before) and actual snow, that might actually stick. Wouldn't that be something...

    SOMETHING DREADFUL!

    Wintry mix and sleet are different things!


  • Pitcrew

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

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

    @lisse24 That or you are just a bit more south of me to get only ice. We're getting rain mixed with snow (Because Floridians have never /heard/ of the word 'sleet' before) and actual snow, that might actually stick. Wouldn't that be something...

    SOMETHING DREADFUL!

    Wintry mix and sleet are different things!

    Not everyone is from Seattle! They only have like one word for rain, too!

    (no I am not being serious)


  • Pitcrew

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

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

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

    @lisse24 That or you are just a bit more south of me to get only ice. We're getting rain mixed with snow (Because Floridians have never /heard/ of the word 'sleet' before) and actual snow, that might actually stick. Wouldn't that be something...

    SOMETHING DREADFUL!

    Wintry mix and sleet are different things!

    Not everyone is from Seattle! They only have like one word for rain, too!

    (no I am not being serious)

    Pffff. Maryland. Where winter is a horror show of ways ice can fuck up your world. (The Mid-Atlantic peeps know.)



  • @auspice I live in this really weird pocket realm, I'm nigh convinced of it.

    Most of the time, when it's horrible north, west, east, and south of us, we barely get hit. Philly will have 8 inches of snow, we're like... 'eh, dusting, melted before it hit the ground'.

    The mock running theory is that DuPont has a weather satellite, Bond-villain-style. Any time it gets like this, "The weather satellite is malfunctioning again, dammit!" gets bandied around the house.


  • Pitcrew

    Dear Coworker --

    There are 127 people in our department and only two admins responsible for their support. If you're going to send me an email asking me about the logistics and set up of a room for a big meeting you're having and whether or not the room can accommodate that, and if I can make changes for you if it's not set up that way....

    Kindly tell me which fucking room on which fucking day for which fucking meeting. I neither keep tabs on the minutiae of ~65 people's work day, nor have yet to develop my psychic powers.

    <3 <3,
    Aria



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

    Dear Coworker

    I read this as "Dead Coworker" which caused immediate and prolonged confusion as I continued. Time for new contacts.


  • Pitcrew

    @derp -- Naw. She hasn't annoyed me that much. Yet.


  • Tutorialist

    Tip your goddamned delivery drivers and waitstaff :|



  • @derp I posit that's what it should read, in a world where instant karma's more of a thing.



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

    Tip your goddamned delivery drivers and waitstaff :|

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  • @derp Gifts are subject to taxation if they're cumulatively over a certain amount. Jussayin.



  • $25,000 in a year.



  • @misadventure

    According to Forbes, it's $14k per individual, with a lifetime maximum of 5.49 million.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2016/10/25/irs-announces-2017-estate-and-gift-tax-limits-the-11-million-tax-break/#1dc3fe433b70

    Only 14 states + DC have state gift taxes, and some of them (like mine) have even abolished inheritance tax.



  • @derp Sorry, I was thinking about the limit where you begin to accumulate a lifetime capped sum.


  • Tutorialist

    If one more person asks me where my coat is while tipping me $0... I wear to god.



  • Dear Bossman:

    The next time you want to take off three days with 'bronchitis' that magically disappears in those three days... how about some goddamn help on the busiest day we've had since I started the job instead of sitting on your ass and watching other people? I'm already doing the job of two people, effectively, and today I did it with zero help from the one person who is supposed to 'have my back'. Also, it would be nice if you actually learned some of what I do so I can occasionally take a day off so I can, I don't know... go to the chiropractor for this searing lower spinal pain that's persisted the entire week? Oh but wait... you weren't here all week! And today, you sat on your ass and largely did nothing! SIGH At least the OT will be helpful...



  • Real world peeve bordering on actual anger: people who think that you are being rude because you can split your attention effectively and multi-task.

    Sure. Maybe once upon a time this was rude. But then we got into this information age happened where instantaneous communication basically anywhere on the globe became a thing, and then it became a necessity.

    Millennials do this by reflex. We learned it as a survival skill in a world that demanded this skill be a thing. We can split our attention between two, three, sometimes even four things at once and keep them all effectively in mind. We have been doing this for ages and ages.

    The people who think this automatically means you aren't paying attention to them, and are thus being rude to them, are people who have no comprehension of how this skill works, how it is exercised, or why it is necessary. My generation does this daily. Hell, even most Gen-X-ers are halfway decent at this, because they work in fields where the information you are getting and the information you actually need are different things, and you are expected to be efficient about this. (Paralegals have always fucking rocked this skill.)

    I can be listening to you AND looking at some relevant reference material AND writing down questions I need to ask you later, and I can repeat back everything you just said to me. Maybe not verbatim, but the important shit is all there.

    I'm sorry that the reality of the world demands that I split my attention. But I can do it just fine. Quit telling me I'm being rude by doing what my bosses, etc., expect me to be doing. And if you think that's rude, then... I dunno? Sorry not sorry.

    Not directed at anyone in particular. Just saw a thing about this and, like, needed to get that off my chest.


  • Politics

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

    Real world peeve bordering on actual anger: people who think that you are being rude because you can split your attention effectively and multi-task.

    Aren't you heading into the legal field?

    Don't read your smartphone e-mails while at a deposition or with a client.

    Just don't.

    You're not as good at it as you think you are.

    Sorry. I have the transcripts to prove this.


  • Pitcrew

    @derp I don't find the 'doing other things' part rude at all. What I find rude is someone not looking at me when we're speaking.


  • Pitcrew

    and repeated studies have shown that no, us millennials are not better at multitasking. We just think we are.


 

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