Whine like a baby, now with 500% more drama!

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And now Dallas. The odd thing is they leave voicemails... 3 second long voicemails. And they all are "Hi this is..." then a second of what is clearly background noise in a call center, then they hang up without even finishing who "this is".
 
I love the awkward feeling of having to make sure an ezine isn't stealing one of my stories.

If I'm wrong, I get to be embarrassed.
If I'm right, I have to contact them further.
Fun!

I submitted to one, they rejected the story, but now there's hints the story may be in their next issue when I was not consulted or paid. I've continued sending this story to other venues, so it's a problem for many reasons.
 
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Went out to watch the eclipse. In 5 minutes I got a minimum of 9 mosquito bites. I'm allergic to the ones here in Hawaii. So the bites aren't just itchy. They're on fire like hives. Using the 10-scale like they do for pain, my legs are at a 15 and it is taking all of my concentration to sit here without ripping my skin off (which is also part of the reason I'm typing this out since it keeps my hands busy and kind of my mind off of the intensity of the burn).

I'm a stupid ass for not using bug repellent before going out. Two of them are about 2 inches across right now. Those are the ones I haven't put an ice pack on. Fuck me.
 
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I generally don't have to worry, since mosquitoes need dirt + water to thrive. Guess which one of those we don't have.
 
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Yeah we should cut its funding so the lines will be longer!
You wouldn't believe the difference in the "DMV" in Alberta between when it was public, and when it went private.


As in you wouldn't believe how dramatically BETTER it was after it was privatized. From 2+ hours routine waits, to literally walk up when you arrive, unless it's super-busy, in which case you might need to wait maybe 5 minutes.


To be completely fair the other way, Nova Scotia's public licencing thing isn't so bad. 10-15 minute wait average, and then 10-15 minutes to get your stuff done. Still feel like it could be better, but haven't experienced really bad with it yet either.
 

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Welp, took me a little over 2 hours (2 hours of waiting, literally less than 5 minutes of standing at the counter when my turn came). Turns out they DO offer appointments, though, so I was mistaken about that... but now I don't have to worry about that for another 12 years. Plenty of time to forget again. Or maybe by then I'll be renewing in deep VR or something. Or I might be dead. It's a wide world, anything can happen.
 
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My rabbit died around Christmas, still a bit shook up about it no matter how much I try to move on. Oft times I'd forget to refill the rabbit's food and water before sleeping, than I'd instantly remember and fill both bowls up. Now that part of my routine is gone, as well as the cute rabbit that came with it. That's life I guess.
 
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I’m at a point in my life right now where my savings CAN absorb the $500 deductible, but only just, and nothing else can happen any time soon. So that’s why this isn’t in the whiny baby thread.
Wife needs dental work. ~$1900.
NOW it's in the whiny baby thread.

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--Patrick
 

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I hate writing job offer rejection letters. Feels like a breakup letter. "Dear John, Inc.: It's not me, it's you."
 

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An uncle came through town for a visit this weekend. Boy, let me tell you, he's exhausting. He's just so... whiny. Nothing is ever good, to him. We play a game, he has to find an aspect to complain about. We go to a restaurant, he invariably doesn't like what he has ordered. I took him to the best Chinese place in town - it's won lots of awards, including best-of-area, multiple years in a row - and he complained about how the food was prepared. The staff barely spoke two sentences of english that weren't directed at us, and my uncle thinks he can tell them how to be more authentic with their Chinese food. And the only topic of conversation he wants to bring up are his health problems and his medications - especially their side effects. I mean, he's family and I love him, but damn, man, a little of this uncle goes a long way.
 
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The windows in my bedroom suck and make even the smallest bits of wind sound like we're in the Wizard of Oz. We desperately need new windows but my husband doesn't see the urgency because he can sleep through anything. :| (Also I'd actually have to keep the bedroom clean and as has been discussed many times before, I am a fucking slob. I can sort of rein it in for the public parts of the house, but the bedroom is a giant laundry basket at all times)
 

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The Keureg at work broke. Okay, no worries. They are replacing it. Which they did.

I get in this morning and they had "sample" pods so I gave one a whirl. It had a weird taste to it that I can't quite describe. So I went back to my desk and got my usual tea (I only use the Keuregs for hot water - I think pods are too expensive and wasteful)...and it had the same weird taste.

My old area also has a Keureg so I went over there to redo my tea and it tasted fine. So apparently new Keuregs right out of the box have to run through the lines for a while to clear out whatever residual crap is there before the water will taste normal.
 
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The Keureg at work broke. Okay, no worries. They are replacing it. Which they did.

I get in this morning and they had "sample" pods so I gave one a whirl. It had a weird taste to it that I can't quite describe. So I went back to my desk and got my usual tea (I only use the Keuregs for hot water - I think pods are too expensive and wasteful)...and it had the same weird taste.

My old area also has a Keureg so I went over there to redo my tea and it tasted fine. So apparently new Keuregs right out of the box have to run through the lines for a while to clear out whatever residual crap is there before the water will taste normal.
That's just the new asbestos flavor.
 
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