Rant VIII: The Reckoning

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Side bumper is damaged, but its driveable for the next day or two if need be. The crash was 100% my fault though so that'll be a fun ticket + bump in insurance. Luckily, the woman told the cops that she wasn't hurt so I shouldn't have to worry about that.
 
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Things I Hate About The Valley, Chapter 20:

There is exactly one way to get from East Mesa/Apache Junction to San Tan Valley/Queen Creek - two highly populated areas. It is a four lane divided highway that is probably the most heavily traveled "street" in Pinal County. Several thousands of people use it daily to commute to elsewhere in the valley - from Mesa and Gilbert all the way to Phoenix and the west valley.

Today, there was a multiple-vehicle accident at the southern end of this road (Ironwood Drive) involving two dump trucks and a semi - and apparently other vehicles. It essentially closed down Ironwood Drive, which meant that people had to detour multiple miles out of the way to get to their destinations - and with only a limited number of options, due to construction and the fact that Ironwood is essentially right in the middle of the Sonoran Desert.

Remember earlier this year when I mentioned that my bus blew up because it lost a fan belt? Well, that was about in the same area that this accident happened. Which means that I had to find a different way to get to the school where I drop the kid off - which wasn't a huge problem - and then find a way to get back to our base in Mesa - which was a huge problem.

Normally I get back to the base at around 9 AM. Today, that was about 9:35.
 
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@PatrThom : He already said HE was fine. And we all know how fucking awful having your car out of commission can be, let alone expensive. So it is still concern about his well-being if not simply his health.
Yeah, I didn't think it was crass or anything. I was able to snap the bumper in place so I'm getting the estimate done today but I'm hoping they can just wire it up so I can drive for the next week since I'm going to be out of town the week after regardless.
 
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@PatrThom : He already said HE was fine. And we all know how fucking awful having your car out of commission can be, let alone expensive. So it is still concern about his well-being if not simply his health.
All of this 100% believable and even relatable.
But you ARE someone who enjoys black comedy, so I wasn’t sure.

—Patrick
 

Dave

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So tell me when I've EVER made a joke right after someone ranted or had a personal misfortune. I make black jokes but never at the expense of someone having troubles.

And for the record, I'm not offended you made that assumption. Just clarifying.
 
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So tell me when I've EVER made a joke right after someone ranted or had a personal misfortune. I make black jokes but never at the expense of someone having troubles.

And for the record, I'm not offended you made that assumption. Just clarifying.
There he goes again, always with the jokes.
 
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When it takes longer for you to write the email telling me you can't solve the problem than it took for me to solve the problem, YOU'RE THE FUCKING PROBLEM!
 
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When it takes longer for you to write the email telling me you can't solve the problem than it took for me to solve the problem, YOU'RE THE FUCKING PROBLEM!
I remember that Luann comic.
Luann: "I wrote up this list to explain why I didn't have time to do that thing you asked me to do."
Mom: "How long did it take you to write up this list?"
Luann: "About an hour-and-..."
Mom: (interrupting) "THAT'S when you had time."

--Patrick
 
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So my last grandparent is dying, I have my final project next week and I'm so sick I hope the grim reaper takes me before her.

I drove 9 hours to see her, she was too out of it to talk. I then got so sick I slept in my aunt's guest bedroom for two days before driving another 9 hours home sick, which has definitely made my sickness get worse. Big day tomorrow. Hope I can stand up straight.
 
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Couldn't make it to school today. Even if I flunk my final project, my grades are good enough to pass. It's a huge letdown though since I've been crushing my classes.

This flu is soul crushing as well as body crushing.

I've sweat like 15 pounds off and can't manage to hydrate myself to save my life. I haven't been this sick since H1N1.
 
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Couldn't make it to school today. Even if I flunk my final project, my grades are good enough to pass. It's a huge letdown though since I've been crushing my classes.

This flu is soul crushing as well as body crushing.

I've sweat like 15 pounds off and can't manage to hydrate myself to save my life. I haven't been this sick since H1N1.
Is there any way I can help?
 
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