RL things I love


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  • After working in customer feedback and the video game industries, I find the term "broflake" highly amusing.



  • Went to Ikea to get the frame for an adjustable/standing desk. I got the cheap crank one because it felt solid, and after spending the afternoon drilling the hell out of my old drafting desk which was too wobbly for a battlestation, I'm rocking a desk at a comfortable height, and I can stand up when I want to. It's pretty boss. Also got an ergo assessment at work, and they boosted my desk there up two inches and got me a new chair.

    I'm looking forward to this brave new world of good/decent posture.



  • After a rough week, getting to start my day off with a nice breakfast of taro milk tea on ice and a banh mi sandwich, still hot. All the noms.


  • Pitcrew

    @kay said in RL things I love:

    After a rough week, getting to start my day off with a nice breakfast of taro milk tea on ice and a banh mi sandwich, still hot. All the noms.

    I am so jealous. I desperately love both of those things.


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    So the down payment on my car hadn't gone through yet. Money's been sitting in my account. This is concerning!

    I called the dealership this morning and left a message (their finance guy was busy today).

    He just called back, gushing over how I made his day. Just all this: no one ever does that, how surprising it was, etc.

    They'd lost the paperwork with my bank info!

    So we got it sorted. Gave my card info. Squared away.

    He called back a minute later and was like: you know what? Look, in 16 years, I almost never see this happen. Next time you need your car detailed? Bring it in. It's on us.


  • Pitcrew

    @auspice Awww! and WTF, why would... no one check? I get frantic if my mortgage doesn't move from my account the next day and start logging into make sure I paid it. I had a Landlady who was bad at cashing the check within the week (one time she left for a month and didn't tell and just didn't cash the check and didn't answer emails WTF).

    You probably saved him a great deal of hassel and playing phone tag. Good on you! You earned that detailing!


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    @jibberthehut said in RL things I love:

    @auspice Awww! and WTF, why would... no one check? I get frantic if my mortgage doesn't move from my account the next day and start logging into make sure I paid it. I had a Landlady who was bad at cashing the check within the week (one time she left for a month and didn't tell and just didn't cash the check and didn't answer emails WTF).

    You probably saved him a great deal of hassel and playing phone tag. Good on you! You earned that detailing!

    Well it was due to process on Friday, so it'd only been 4 days total and just 2 business days. They prob hadn't done their auditing yet.

    I don't hold it against them. This was me being antsy and saving them trouble.

    I have known landlords like that! I've known people who had landlords wait two months at a time to cash stuff. I could never live that way.


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    @auspice said in RL things I love:

    I have known landlords like that! I've known people who had landlords wait two months at a time to cash stuff. I could never live that way.

    I had a landlord like that it drove me crazy til I found my work around for it. Instead of a check for rent i would just go get a money order and pay with that. I would get a receipt from the landlord I held onto and the money was out of my back do no worry from me. And the money order i could get at my grocery store for 76 cents which for me was a bargain for getting rid of the did they cash my rent check yet game.


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    When I was working in theatre in NYC, a certain successful and well-off performer (outside of his work, he came from money) kept, like -- forgetting to cash a check that was his fee for some concerts, or he lost the check and they sent him a new one and he still kept forgetting to deposit it, etc. We're talking thousands of dollars, if not over ten thousand. And he just -- FORGOT. No big. Barely a blip in his radar. (For the company, it was really important that he cash the damn check so that the books could balance in the right quarter.)

    It's amazing how differently people can treat money.