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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Moo » Wed May 20, 2009 7:22 am UTC

Reading quoted posters' location, ftw :roll:
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Rakysh » Wed May 20, 2009 7:28 am UTC

I realise in this situation it doesn't apply, but if he needed surgery, he can't eat for (I think) about a day beforehand. Obviously in this case, if he was in for a blood sugar issue, they should have fed him, and water (I think) is always fine and should always be on hand.

I know that it is annoying and stuff, but that junior doctor and the nurses may very well have been awake for a looong time. Doctors shifts (over here at least) are unforgiving.

Sorry, son of a doctor here. I get to hear the other side of it. A lot.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Moo » Wed May 20, 2009 7:31 am UTC

Guys, it's a rant. People are allowed to be annoyed about things that influence their life and just unload without having to be conscious of every possible alternative viewpoint or mittigating circumstance. That's why it's called a rant. Unless they're being abusive or bigoted, leave them to it. That's what the thread is for.


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Postby Gentlelady » Wed May 20, 2009 7:33 am UTC

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Rakysh » Wed May 20, 2009 8:13 am UTC

Sorry Moo and Graphite; I have issues with letting stuff go.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby michaelandjimi » Wed May 20, 2009 8:40 am UTC

Moo wrote:<telling people off for trying to explain alternative viewpoints to rants>
Chfan wrote:<rant>
<alternative viewpoint>
I understand the difference between Chfan's flippancy and GraphiteGirl's concern, but this just struck me as amusing.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Moo » Wed May 20, 2009 9:29 am UTC

He actually asked a question. I attempted to answer it. Point taken though.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby GraphiteGirl » Wed May 20, 2009 9:37 am UTC

Rakysh wrote:Sorry Moo and Graphite; I have issues with letting stuff go.


It's all good; Mum works in the medical field (she's a sociologist, specialising in healthcare issues) and my grandmother was a nurse. This was absolutely not an argh-lazy-buggers rant. The Grandfather's been through a lot of this sort of thing, as well as more serious cases, so I've developed some ability to tell the difference between a very tired but competent and nice nurse and... well, not that. (Although I believe the nurse on duty had just started her shift, and seemed pretty chipper. Can't speak for the doctor.)
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Rakysh » Wed May 20, 2009 9:52 am UTC

Thas cool. In that case, yeah, that's really bad.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Chfan » Wed May 20, 2009 10:11 am UTC

Moo's explanation makes, but I still see it in thread titles where the title would have made perfect sense without making people look up what "ITT" means (which happens a lot, I see) like ITT: Pets.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby bigglesworth » Wed May 20, 2009 12:25 pm UTC

darkspork wrote:And Universal Healthcare will fix this how? Seriously. I fail to see how Universal Healthcare would possibly fix the system. (I know you didn't mention Universal Healthcare; I'm just ranting on our current president.) Also, how the hell is spending all this money and plunging us further into debt going to help us? I thought the #1 rule for getting out of debt is to NOT BUY STUFF YOU CANNOT AFFORD.


Rant: This is truly a righteous rant. It it not mine, it is from someone on another forum, so I have removed the name. Still, read.

Most of you don't seem to know what it's like to be poor
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This is evidenced by the fact that you're giving theoretical poor people the kind of advice that Redbook gives busy moms for penny-pinching tips that will allow her to save enough money in her household budget to take the family to Applebee's for a special treat once a month. And this despite the fact that the article itself is about how poor people are generally nickel-and-dimed by their circumstances out of any hopes of really being frugal.

A lot of people know what it is like to be temporarily poor. Yes, we've all been to college and scraped together enough quarters from the laundry money to buy a cheap pitcher of beer. Yes, we ate Ramen noodles for twelve cents a package and filled our pockets with mustard packets at McDonalds. Yes, we walked a mile home from the laundromat with our wet laundry so we could hang it up on the shower rod a few times. But we did this with the idea that someday things were going to get better. There are a lot of people lacking in that hope. A lot of advice along the lines of "never eat out" and "hump your wet laundry around instead of spending two bucks on a dryer" and "save money by turning your thermostat down so low that frost accumulates on your windows" makes a rather negligible difference in the amount of money they have while putting a very noticeable dent in their quality of life. There's a difference between "I'm going to do this to save money while I'm in college" and "I'm going to do this for the rest of my life."

Poor people aren't generally poor just because they don't manage their money well. Hell, there are plenty of middle-class or wealthy people with more money and a better lifestyle who don't manage their money particularly well either. There are plenty of poor people who make poor judgments about what to do with their money, but encouraging them to be frugal is not the one thing that's going to help them claw their way out of poverty. For a lot of poor people, the amount they are financially fucked amounts to being really fucked. Their prospects for climbing out of debt and ever being able to not live paycheck-to-paycheck are very, very low. Any money they "save" will be immediately absorbed by the enormous amount that they owe. Saving a hundred bucks a year on your energy bill by wearing your jacket and mittens in the house all winter doesn't put much of a dent in that twelve grand you still owe the hospital from the ER visit when you shattered your kneecap back when you didn't have health insurance. All it means is the collection agency might get to collect their money a little bit faster while you see no difference in your actual spending money. If you're poor, that entire paycheck is getting spent one way or another, so you may not appreciate some patronizing asshole telling you not to buy any luxury items to make your life less wretched with what little is left after your wages are garnisheed by the collection agency and you've paid the bills that have immediate consequences. They could be frugal to the point of spending almost nothing, living in a cardboard box and just eating that nutritious paste UN peacekeepers feed to starving Somalians and they'd still be playing Whack-a-Mole with all the bills they don't have enough money to pay. It's not likely to ever get any better than this, so they may as well just spend what little of their paycheck they actually get to see however they see fit.

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I grew up in a poor household. My mother was divorced and raising me on her own while working low-paying factory jobs, occasionally spending long stretches laid off or on strike. We lived in public housing for part of my childhood. My mother was very frugal and had a pretty good head on her shoulders for managing the money she made, so although we lived paycheck-to-paycheck she was generally able to keep our heads above water. Bills were paid on time, debts were quickly paid off and late fees were rare. We weren't miserably stingy--my mother would occasionally splurge on such luxuries as basic cable--but a good deal of our frugality was a side-effect of her running a tight ship and knowing how close we were cutting it. We never got ahead by doing this--as is the lot of many poor people, it seems there's always some catastrophe like a layoff or a medical bill around the corner to eat up any progress you make. But we did recover from such disasters pretty well and broke even.

I learned a lot by watching my mother manage her household finances, and I inherited her frugality and her approach to managing money when money is scarce. I was the first in my family to attend and finish college, and I lived frugally (to the point of ridiculousness) and was always careful about paying bills on time. This served me well and in my life I have come out ahead during plenty of lean times--and considering how much leaner the times were when I was a kid, I find it astonishing to this day that my mom was even able to break even. It took me a long time to put things into perspective and realize what parts were significant and what parts were not. My mother's ability to budget and plan and prioritize as far as paying bills we could barely afford to pay had much more of an effect on our financial well-being than any money she saved by turning down the thermostat when we were out of the house or clipping coupons. And the disasters that came up like being laid off, getting sick and missing work, and paying for car repairs and medical bills, had a much greater negative effect than any money we "wasted" on cable television, an Atari, or occasional fast food meals when she was too tired to cook.

My mother's planning and common sense is what really kept us from getting too far behind, and the fact that financial crises are much more perilous and expensive when you're poor and have little credit and cash reserves is what kept us from getting too far ahead. Part of the common sense dictated being reasonably frugal, but micromanaging little luxuries and petty frugalities doesn't make as much difference in whether you are rich or poor as it does to your quality of life. Sure, there are expensive and unnecessary luxuries poor people can hemorrhage a significant amount of money away on like an expensive phone with an expensive calling/data plan. But you'll never catch me bitching about poor people wasting their money buying their kid an ice cream cone as if skimping on that will solve all their problems.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Naurgul » Wed May 20, 2009 1:38 pm UTC

That person is worthy of respect.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed May 20, 2009 8:51 pm UTC

Why do some people, when invited to some sort of social event, feel the need to start inviting tons of other people? For fuck's sake, what started out as 5 or so people having dinner together has ballooned to 11 or more people. Now I don't even feel like going because there's going to be so many people there, no matter how much I like Brazilian steakhouses.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby RetSpline » Wed May 20, 2009 10:57 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Why do some people, when invited to some sort of social event, feel the need to start inviting tons of other people? For fuck's sake, what started out as 5 or so people having dinner together has ballooned to 11 or more people. Now I don't even feel like going because there's going to be so many people there, no matter how much I like Brazilian steakhouses.
I would very much agree with you more (I already think that's a pretty bad move) if I weren't often one of those people that gets invited.

"Oh hey, so you going to that party?"
"What?"
"Yeah, B, C, T, and [pretty much the entire social group I spend time with] is going. What, are you busy that day?"
"..."

This would be an angrier rant, but most of the parties I miss out on aren't really worth going to. Nobody even bothers inviting me to the massive loud music/rich, absent parents/drug/alcohol fueled parties though, and that something to be happy about.

I will, however, rant about the kinds of people who are usually invited (or, as the case seems, invite themselves) to the parties I do enjoy going to: the orchestra kids. I don't know why, but the people in my school's orchestra are, for the most part, terrible human beings. Here's your fucking wretched hive of scum and villainy, Obi Wan. We thew a surprise birthday party for a friend, and a bunch of them showed up so we LEFT HIS HOUSE with him, and hung out at a nearby park. Much fun was had by all (of us) and his parents chased everyone else out of his house. That is but the most recent of their party fouls. Others include: attempting to saran wrap the same friend's entire house at a New Year's party (involved in this story is the only case of theft I've ever been involved in), running around and pushing people over, trying to give people glasses of water with diluted drugs in them, taking drugs in public places (where the rest of us were just like, "Let's gtfo of here before cops show up." not a moment too soon), and generally being annoying, disruptive, asshole-ish people.

The thing that angers me the most, though? Among them is our class valedictorian. For the purposes of this rant it is important for you to know that she's seriously about 4 feet tall. She is (by ALL accounts) a freaking alcoholic. She took 21 shots of Vodka (which I am assured is quite a feat) before the fucking AP TESTS. And was FINE. Accounts of her inebriation may have been exaggerated, but I have confirmed this story with as many people as I can. I am honestly a bit impressed but SERIOUSLY. WHAT THE HELL.


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Re: Rant Thread

Postby SiTiC.Hybrid » Wed May 20, 2009 11:09 pm UTC

Excuse me, this is my first time.

I hate cell phones. I hate how everyone has either a very annoying song as a ringtone, or a very generic one so we can't tell if it's your phone or mine that's ringing. I hate ringback tones- I may be your dearest friend, but nothing is worth listening to that 20 second bit of country pop every time i have to call you. I hate have a conversation interrupted by a call- and then you go on, and as near as I can tell it's nothing urgent or important, yet I'm stuck waiting for ten min while you catch up with your friend/sister/significant other.

I hate people who come in and interact with me at my job while on the phone. It's rude to your caller/callee, and you might miss something important. I hate calling people and then having to wait while they drive/shop/etc. I don't like how they trivialize communication.

Most of all, I hate that I'm 21, and how every person on earth I know, from 16-43, has one. and how noone within five years of my age will call a landline 'because I never know if you're there, or if someone else will pick up.'. I'm stuck with it.

Oddly, I like texting. It's faster, and less intrusive. In the time it takes to see who is calling answer and greet, I can read the entire message and choose to reply, ignore, or get back to later.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Chfan » Wed May 20, 2009 11:12 pm UTC

Yes, most of us suck. Most of us are idiots who don't know how fucking annoying they are and assume they're the greatest thing ever and that they'll live forever doing what they're doing right now and that they aren't totally fucked when it comes time to hit the real world and that...

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Postby grapefruit1 » Thu May 21, 2009 12:39 am UTC

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Postby doogly » Thu May 21, 2009 12:47 am UTC

You can just say no to owning a cell phone. It works. And your monthly bill is cheaper. I am so glad I do not have one.
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Postby Eastwinn » Thu May 21, 2009 1:09 am UTC

SiTiC.Hybrid wrote:Oddly, I like texting. It's faster, and less intrusive. In the time it takes to see who is calling answer and greet, I can read the entire message and choose to reply, ignore, or get back to later.


Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Texting is great. I hate talking on the phone because it inhibits me from doing other things when it is most likely a conversation I don't need to be a part of*. Texting allows me to multitask more efficiently and allows me to completely ignore people in a less rude way.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby SiTiC.Hybrid » Thu May 21, 2009 2:47 am UTC

doogly wrote:You can just say no to owning a cell phone. It works. And your monthly bill is cheaper. I am so glad I do not have one.


I went without a cell for four months. In that four months, I recieved three phone calls. Two were work related, one was someone in dire need of a favor. I was a veritable hermit. I have a phone, and people talk to me now. There seriously appears to be some sort of landline-phobia around here.

And regardless, other people will still be rude on cell phones. Or make me feel awkward when calling them. If i was introverted this stuff would be so easier to deal with

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Postby doogly » Thu May 21, 2009 3:09 am UTC

Receiving only three calls is a feature, not a bug!
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Postby muteKi » Thu May 21, 2009 3:47 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:
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This is actually quite interesting -- still, my roommate once put to me that considering the woman who was able to save 96% on groceries by being fastidious with clipping coupons why so many people are so poor.
What I'm taking from that post, then, is that the answer is just that the people who are that poor are usually in such a state due to some sort of emergency or other similarly traumatic event, at least among the ones who aren't mentally incompetent? I can't say I know too much on the matter first-hand.



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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Moo » Thu May 21, 2009 9:04 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Why do some people, when invited to some sort of social event, feel the need to start inviting tons of other people?
FUCKING THANK YOU. I appear to be the only person in several different groups of friends that thinks the following is actually really rude.
Moo: So do you want to go to the movies?
Friend: OK, see you there.
<at the movie theatre>
Friend: Hi Moo!
Other friend they brought along without even mentioning it: Hi Moo!

What the hell? Sure, they're my friend too, but if I wanted to spend an evening in their company I'd have asked them! Maybe I needed to tell you something. Maybe I wanted to just spend time with you.

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Postby Black.Rose.Immortal » Thu May 21, 2009 9:23 am UTC

Moo wrote:
pseudoidiot wrote:Why do some people, when invited to some sort of social event, feel the need to start inviting tons of other people?
FUCKING THANK YOU. I appear to be the only person in several different groups of friends that thinks the following is actually really rude.
Moo: So do you want to go to the movies?
Friend: OK, see you there.
<at the movie theatre>
Friend: Hi Moo!
Other friend they brought along without even mentioning it: Hi Moo!

What the hell? Sure, they're my friend too, but if I wanted to spend an evening in their company I'd have asked them! Maybe I needed to tell you something. Maybe I wanted to just spend time with you.

This is Moo's Favourite Pet Hate #7.


It's even worse when this friend invites that one person you truly dislike along, and then you have to play nice with both of them. *Twitch*
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Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Thu May 21, 2009 9:26 am UTC

Yes. I hate that. Especially when friend #1 knows you dislike friend #2. Then gets all weird and tries to guilt trip you for not having a good time.

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Auwolf » Thu May 21, 2009 10:05 am UTC

People who use the word "Shame" as a remark to something deemed embarrassing.


Example: "I got so drunk last night and ended up vomiting at the party and everyone saw me"

Annoying response: Shame!

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Postby Naurgul » Thu May 21, 2009 10:33 am UTC

Argh, I hate telephone spam. They have evolved to the point that even though you identify them as spam, they don't leave room for saying "Sorry, not interested". This just happened to me:
-Hello?
-Hi, we're calling from company X.
-Yes? (Great, spam. I'll cut her at "Would you like...?" and hang up)
-What phone company do you use for regular phone calls?
-Y. (Damn, she's good)
-How much do you pay for your phone bill?
-I'm sorry, not interested. (I don't care if it's the appropriate response any more; just go away!)


I really hope that Google phone thing becomes available soon so I can block them all. :|
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Postby dubsola » Thu May 21, 2009 11:21 am UTC

Gentlelady wrote:But if you are going to get any kind of animal make sure you take care of it.

Hell yes. I've a pretty horrible story relating to this, but don't want to rehash it now.

I'd like for anyone who ever abuses an animal to have the animal taken out of their care, and if they want to know why, for that person to be abused in the same way so they understand how incredibly shit it is to be mistreated.

Related rant: the Egyptians and their pigs. Fucking assholes.

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu May 21, 2009 12:07 pm UTC

muteKi wrote:This is actually quite interesting -- still, my roommate once put to me that considering the woman who was able to save 96% on groceries by being fastidious with clipping coupons why so many people are so poor.
What I'm taking from that post, then, is that the answer is just that the people who are that poor are usually in such a state due to some sort of emergency or other similarly traumatic event, at least among the ones who aren't mentally incompetent? I can't say I know too much on the matter first-hand.
It's not that their lives are in a constant state of emergency, it's that in a family with health insurance, if a kid breaks their leg and needs it in a cast for six months, that family has six months where they have to live unusually (working around a kid with a broken leg) and then they're back to normal, more or less. For one without health insurance, you've got the six months of awkwardness of living with it, then you're looking at years of paying off the medical bills.

The one with the health insurance and so on can... maybe not easily.. but they can afford said bills, usually saving up to pay them off within that six month period. They've got six months of changing their quality of life before they're able to bounce back to where they were. The other family.. not so much.

And that's not even counting how things add up. I'm not going to get in to the pay side of it, but the hours side of work. If you have a job that has your hours being irregular - one night you close, the next night you open, you don't work the day after that, then you open two days before you close on the third.. that sort of thing.. it's hard to develop a schedule. It's not so bad when you're young, childless, and living alone. When any of those change, or all three of those change, your work schedule makes it nearly impossible to provide anything approaching consistency. So your kids start fucking up because you aren't there as a consistent role model, and the person you're romantically involved with has an undercurrent of resentment because you're never there. On the other hand - maybe it's shift work you have.. and you're saddled with 3rd Shift, meaning everyone in the house needs to be quiet during normal hours and you're eternally not getting the proper amount of sleep - mostly because you can't very well scream at your neighbors to shut the fuck up at 1pm because you're trying to get some sleep and they're talking at reasonable volumes.

I guess what I'm saying is you cannot point at a single factor and say "This is why you are poor." It's terribly complicated and difficult to understand if you've never been in that situation. And difficult to understand when you're in that situation, as doing things like using coupons seems like it'll save you money and help you out a bit, and after six months of scouring weekly mailers and even buying a newspaper because you figure you'll make that $.75 back via savings, you look at your bank accounts and see you're ahead $5. $5 saved by being that annoying prick in the supermarket line that takes longer having their coupons scanned than they did having their purchases scanned. For 80 items. And you know everyone hates you in the line, but the hell are you supposed to do? And for $5? Fuck That.

That you're spending recreational time on the internet, even today, means you (and I'm speaking of any generic asshole on the internet, mind you, not YOU in particular) have likely never been in that situation, at least not in a permanent setting. You've likely never taken a good look around you and thought "This is what it's going to be like for the rest of my life" and been reasonably sure that you're right.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Thu May 21, 2009 12:43 pm UTC

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pseudoidiot wrote:Why do some people, when invited to some sort of social event, feel the need to start inviting tons of other people?
FUCKING THANK YOU. I appear to be the only person in several different groups of friends that thinks the following is actually really rude.
Moo: So do you want to go to the movies?
Friend: OK, see you there.
<at the movie theatre>
Friend: Hi Moo!
Other friend they brought along without even mentioning it: Hi Moo!

What the hell? Sure, they're my friend too, but if I wanted to spend an evening in their company I'd have asked them! Maybe I needed to tell you something. Maybe I wanted to just spend time with you.

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It's even worse when this friend invites that one person you truly dislike along, and then you have to play nice with both of them. *Twitch*
In our case, we have a couple difference social circles that don't really intersect sometimes, because someone from one side and someone from the other side had a relationship once. Except, that's supposed to be a secret, so we have to act like we don't know and sometimes invite both of them, even though we know one will say no because of who else is invited. Gah!
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Postby Belial » Thu May 21, 2009 1:01 pm UTC

Because it is relevant both to the topic of this thread and to the subject of people bringing along their own friends and expecting you to be their friends too....

Five Geek Social Fallacies

GSF 4 being the particularly relevant one, but all 5 are annoying misconceptions.

Edit: yeah, you know what? Totally forgot I wasn't in the misconception thread.

Well, whatever. It makes a good rant, too.
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Postby Blokey » Thu May 21, 2009 1:19 pm UTC

Auwolf wrote:People who use the word "Shame" as a remark to something deemed embarrassing.

Yes! That and 'sad'.

Person: "So I'm teaching myself higher math for shits'n'giggles/reading a book of my own free will/meeting some friends from the internet."
Fool: "Eugh, you sad bastard."

Not nearly as 'sad' as dismissing something out of vague and irrational cultural preconceptions. You bastardly bastard.
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Postby Dobblesworth » Thu May 21, 2009 4:07 pm UTC

Sitting in the library at 2pm this afternoon, I was rudely interrupted from Blink-182 & Engineering Materials study by a mobile phone call. I'm not too frustrated by my ineptness to remember to leave the thing on silent, or switched off; I'm sure the other students didn't mind too much. What bothered me was who called me, and why: supervision partner who can't learn to read a bloody timetable! I do not appreciate my time being fragmented to inform that halfwit that the scheduled session is at 3pm, and not 2! Not too difficult for him to maintain a copy of the timetable issued at start of term, read e-mails or not have the memory of a sieve... I also can't understand how he barely did any of the required work for it either; he mentions he was up until four in the morning, and yet he sat twiddling thumbs for the last 20 minutes as he hadn't progressed far enough. I know I'm balls'd up with lack of preparation for exams in a fortnight, but sheesh.

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Postby Alpha Omicron » Thu May 21, 2009 9:41 pm UTC

Rant: I hate how Facebook messages have rendered email obsolete for everything but the most serious of communications. The less time I spend on Facebook the happier I am. I don't like having to check two message services that do exactly the same thing.
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Postby It Should Be Real » Thu May 21, 2009 10:52 pm UTC

Hardly a rant but more a general cry of frustration:
Congratulations! You have officially ruined the one thing that I was looking forward to through weeks of stressing over exams. I've done nothing to you, you won't talk to me when I confront you in person, you won't even look me in the face. And yet, over the internet, I get this? You are an awful human being, I hope you get pushed into a Tiger enclosure. Goodnight.

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Postby Cytoplasm » Fri May 22, 2009 2:42 am UTC

Baldur wrote:Wha? Doctors are meant to have Doctor-Patient confidentiality! They shouldn't be talking to your mum at all, nor should they be deciding things for you! Fuck, I'd leave that Doctor right now if I were you - if they're talking to your mum when you don't want them to, you shouldn't trust them. At all. In fact, I would've thought that'd be grounds for their dismissal, breaking your confidentiality. What are the laws pertaining to such things where you are?


I also didn't want to be mean by saying she's not a total doctor. She's a nurse practitioner or something that's super close to doctor. Anyways, I think she talked to my mom about it because apparently I forgot to tell her when I was sick sometime and missed school. I didn't give her exact details since I was tired but it wasn't anything to do with the meds. It was my stomach not excepting acidic foods. Apparently she was mad, but I don't know for sure. My mom likes to make up stuff. I have to wait until Tuesday to talk to my doc.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Black.Rose.Immortal » Fri May 22, 2009 7:00 am UTC

Gah. I hate being forced into situations with people I don't like. For instance, when you don't like someones girlfriend/boyfriend, or a friend's close friend. Because then, you are in this situation where you like one of them, but cannot escape the other, no matter what. They even talk about the person you dislike, even though they know you dislike this person, because they are entitled to talk about whoever they like. I should really get over it all, but I'm quite thoroughly annoyed with the person in question.

I also hate when people take random days off in senior years of high school, for no particularly important reason, and then get everyone else to do their bidding for them. Make the effort to come to school, or fuck off. Thank you, that is all.
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Postby micco » Fri May 22, 2009 12:53 pm UTC

This is so fucking typical. I finally get to a nice four day holiday, and my dad says that we have to fix the god-damn roof. Fixing a roof, exactly what I want to do after a 2,5 week ham and a camp. And where was it that I was going next monday... Oh yeah, another fucking camp. Oh well, only 139 days left...
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Postby thatguy » Fri May 22, 2009 2:30 pm UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:Rant: I hate how Facebook messages have rendered email obsolete for everything but the most serious of communications. The less time I spend on Facebook the happier I am. I don't like having to check two message services that do exactly the same thing.

This.

And now apparently the service is now known as email, because when any of my friends say they will email me something, it shows up there.

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Postby Antimony-120 » Fri May 22, 2009 10:04 pm UTC

Alright, this was precipitated by something in the whinge about relationships thread, but certainly comes from real life as well. And yeah, I'm going to have a bit of outright animosity here and say this forum is rife with this particular problem.

I smoke.

The next person who trys to tell me about how bad the stuff I'm putting in me is, I will shove a lit cigarette up their ass. Thank you, I really wasn't aware that smoking is bad for me. Nope, all those ads, the popular culture shunning smokers, the giant labels on the packages, all of those did NOTHING to tell me about how dangerous cigarettes are. But you my friend, you have shown me the motherfucking light! Hallelujah, saints be praised! From this day forth I shall no longer smoke!

Yeah, I get it, you worry about my (or whoever it is you're talking to's) health. But for the love of god don't push me about it. Because you know what, guilt-tripping me over my habits is NOT going to make me change them. It will however make me think you're a blithering idiot who believes they're so much better than me. It's like ANYTHING someone does that annoys you. You indicate your disapproval, but you don't harp on about it every goddamn time. In fact most of the time you don't even bring up whatever $habit is, because that would be nagging. So why the FUCK do you think it's alright to LOUDLY sigh and say "I wish you wouldn't" everytime I go for a smoke?

The most annoying part is that I actually rarely smoke, I'll go through a pack a month, if that, and since I usually smoke with others half that pack is usually not me. So seriously fuck off.

Actually, I'd like to copy-pasta that rant (well except for the end bit) about drinking, drugs, and other habits of mine. If it's not affecting you in any way (like say if you can go a year without even realizing I have that habit) than you don't need to get involved.

tl;dr: Attention random people, you do not need to give me advice on my bad habits
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