The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

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I have an ethical conundrum (though probably the government will resolve it whether I like it or not). Here you file for unemployment every two weeks, but you enter the income you got on a weekly basis. I did this, and since I'm now employed, I was denied (as expected) for one week and paid for the other. That's the official statement I got. I have a record of it. Okay, but they direct deposited money for both weeks. I'm guessing a human actually hits the direct deposit button, and they accidentally paid me for both weeks. The unemployment office is nearly impossible to contact. They require phone calls, and for the last month, every time I call, I get the message that the system is so busy they cannot even put me on hold. So I have no easy way to give this money back.
 

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They will send you a letter telling you you have to pay them back with instructions on how to do it. Happened to my wife.
 

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The more "conservative" or religious a place identifies as, the more porn is watched and the freakier the people are. Repression is a bitch.
 
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The more "conservative" or religious a place identifies as, the more porn is watched and the freakier the people are. Repression is a bitch.
Also remember that when the students are in town, the population doubles, and half of town is in their 20s.
 

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I periodically get automated e-mails from a guy over at Premiere radio networks named Martin Wagmaister, only their e-mail does that thing where it puts Lastname-comma-firstname, so every time I get mail from him it says it is from WAGMAISTER MARTIN and it just sounds so much like a hip hop dog on a kid's show.
 
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If Kaguya-sama in a bikini can get someone banned from reddit, this could probably get me shot...

From Grimms Notes. A literal Saturday Morning cartoon. But swimsuits. :facepalm:
 
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So my lovely wife told Alexa to play Happy Birthday in the kitchen while I was getting coffee. Since she wasn't there, she missed the fact that Alexa played this, an obscenity-laced rant about how this dude wishes this baby had never been born. :D So if you want to watch a guy curse out a baby for five minutes, here's your chance. (In the guy's defense, I don't know anything about the baby. Kid could be a real jerk for all I know.)
 
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So my lovely wife told Alexa to play Happy Birthday in the kitchen while I was getting coffee. Since she wasn't there, she missed the fact that Alexa played this, an obscenity-laced rant about how this dude wishes this baby had never been born. :D So if you want to watch a guy curse out a baby for five minutes, here's your chance. (In the guy's defense, I don't know anything about the baby. Kid could be a real jerk for all I know.)
Hah, I knew it'd be Joyner Lucas before the video even loaded.
 
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So my lovely wife told Alexa to play Happy Birthday in the kitchen while I was getting coffee. Since she wasn't there, she missed the fact that Alexa played this, an obscenity-laced rant about how this dude wishes this baby had never been born. :D So if you want to watch a guy curse out a baby for five minutes, here's your chance. (In the guy's defense, I don't know anything about the baby. Kid could be a real jerk for all I know.)
Yeah I don't know what that baby's problem was.
 
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I had to go to the bank to deposit a check and there was a sign in there encouraging people to buy a house by showing how much you'd save vs renting. A reasonable idea, but the first line of their chart was showing your savings if your current monthly rent was $2500, and it only went up.

I know there are more expensive cities, but over here $2500 a month gets you a massive luxury apartment in the most desired part of town. I'm in a decently popular area in a relatively nice 2 bedroom for $975 (total). I dont think I could find an apartment for $8500 (the max value on the sheet) in the city if I tried.
 
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I am always seeing those "You can save money by doing these simple things" columns.
We're already doing everything on the list, and more besides.
Who are the people who are doing none of these things and still surviving?

--Patrick
 
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I had to go to the bank to deposit a check and there was a sign in there encouraging people to buy a house by showing how much you'd save vs renting. A reasonable idea, but the first line of their chart was showing your savings if your current monthly rent was $2500, and it only went up.

I know there are more expensive cities, but over here $2500 a month gets you a massive luxury apartment in the most desired part of town. I'm in a decently popular area in a relatively nice 2 bedroom for $975 (total). I dont think I could find an apartment for $8500 (the max value on the sheet) in the city if I tried.
Ha! And $2500/month around here gets you a small (700-900 sq. feet) two bedroom house. If you hop over to SF, that same amount gets you a spot in a two bedroom apartment with a roommate.
 
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Just perusing, the only thing above 4K a month was a $5500 apartment that was really 3 separate apartments that they were willing to group together that was 12 total bedrooms.
 

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I e-mailed to follow up on the interview I did for that job with the city 2 weeks ago. They replied they've got a couple more interviews to do, then they'll make a decision.

I'm hoping they interpret this as "nice, he's interested and enthusiastic about wanting the job" and not "boy this annoying guy's giving me a rash, desperate much?"
 
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I e-mailed to follow up on the interview I did for that job with the city 2 weeks ago. They replied they've got a couple more interviews to do, then they'll make a decision.

I'm hoping they interpret this as "nice, he's interested and enthusiastic about wanting the job" and not "boy this annoying guy's giving me a rash, desperate much?"
One email after two weeks does not come across as obnoxious and desperate.
 
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I don't even make $2000 per month. My mortgage "only" cost me $300 per month. Our costs/ways of living are very different.
 
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I e-mailed to follow up on the interview I did for that job with the city 2 weeks ago. They replied they've got a couple more interviews to do, then they'll make a decision.

I'm hoping they interpret this as "nice, he's interested and enthusiastic about wanting the job" and not "boy this annoying guy's giving me a rash, desperate much?"
Speaking out of my poorly-informed ass here, but I think doing one follow-up after a few days is seen as acceptable (or even expected) in all hiring situations. It's that second e-mail or call that gets you weird looks.
 
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I e-mailed to follow up on the interview I did for that job with the city 2 weeks ago. They replied they've got a couple more interviews to do, then they'll make a decision.

I'm hoping they interpret this as "nice, he's interested and enthusiastic about wanting the job" and not "boy this annoying guy's giving me a rash, desperate much?"
Government hiring often takes a long time. I wouldn't say there's anything to be worried about here.
 
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