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Post by jason_recliner » May 10th 2023, 6:08pm

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Constant fucking OS, software and app updates.

It feels like some programmes update more often than I actually use them, so every time I open them they are flagging an update. Of course the update breaks some function and has to be updated again...and around and around.

I have a laptop and tablet for work, a PC at home and a phone. Between them all it feels like a part-time job keeping things working.
Yes!

Dear Google/Android/Microsoft, I like your products enough and trust them enough that I forked out my own hard-earned dollars to buy them. I trust that if you've invested millions of your hard-earned dollars on an upgrade, people much cleverer than I have determined that the upgrade is a good thing. You didn't need my permission to spy on my every move and use an algorythm to assess that I'm shagging my girlfriend so you surely don't need my permission to make a great product/service even better. Just install the app and do that thing where you make my life better and easier.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 10th 2023, 7:12pm

People discussing their "OCD" as though it somehow makes them superior. You know, those pople who don't actually have OCD, they're just fussy. Like the other day, I'm in the office kitchen washing my dishes with one of those dish brushes with the dish washing liquid inside the handle. This little Asian lady comes up to me.

"You're going to clean the dishes with that?"

"Yep"

"I can't use those brushes, it's my OCD, my dishes have to be rearry clean".

"Oh? That's a shame. They don't bother me".

"Well it does bother me"

"Yeak, OK. You do my dishes then."

And now I'm the one being summonsed to a HR panel hearing?
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Post by 3Flushes » May 12th 2023, 6:36pm

jason_recliner wrote:
May 10th 2023, 7:12pm
People discussing their "OCD" as though it somehow makes them superior. You know, those pople who don't actually have OCD, they're just fussy. Like the other day, I'm in the office kitchen washing my dishes with one of those dish brushes with the dish washing liquid inside the handle. This little Asian lady comes up to me.

"You're going to clean the dishes with that?"

"Yep"

"I can't use those brushes, it's my OCD, my dishes have to be rearry clean".

"Oh? That's a shame. They don't bother me".

"Well it does bother me"

"Yeak, OK. You do my dishes then."

And now I'm the one being summonsed to a HR panel hearing?
They can't help it. It's their OCD.
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Post by Nuvolari » May 13th 2023, 10:01pm

3Flushes wrote:
May 12th 2023, 6:36pm
jason_recliner wrote:
May 10th 2023, 7:12pm
People discussing their "OCD" as though it somehow makes them superior. You know, those pople who don't actually have OCD, they're just fussy. Like the other day, I'm in the office kitchen washing my dishes with one of those dish brushes with the dish washing liquid inside the handle. This little Asian lady comes up to me.

"You're going to clean the dishes with that?"

"Yep"

"I can't use those brushes, it's my OCD, my dishes have to be rearry clean".

"Oh? That's a shame. They don't bother me".

"Well it does bother me"

"Yeak, OK. You do my dishes then."

And now I'm the one being summonsed to a HR panel hearing?
They can't help it. It's their OCD.
HA! I sea wat ewe dun thire!

Yeah…. I believe there is a very small but stanch group of society consisting primarily of the like-minded no nonsense people you might find here who still believe such things - one’s health, personal/relationship as well as employment/financial details are very VERY personal…. so, context is important.

Sure, I might come on here and post something personal… but it’s something that may perhaps come up in conversation with a friend while having a beer. Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on the friend - or group, right? Maybe I’m wrong. Or maybe society has ‘changed’… but I haven’t. I still don’t give a flying fuck.

Therefore I, too, just do NOT understand why it always takes so damn long to get the basic point of some inane conversation at CVS!?

TN: Excuse me - there are no bags here in the SELF check-out lane. Can you please provide me with one bag?

MANAGER: Hi there! Welcome to CVS! How can I help you today?

TN: A bag. May I have a bag, please?

MANAGER: What’s that? Oh! A bag? There should be one next to you at the self-serve terminal.

TN: I agree.

MANAGER: Oh! Are there no bags out there?

TN: Correct.

MANAGER: Oh, okay. Yeah, for a minute I wasn’t really sure what you said. Okay, yeah, a bag… I’m having a problem hearing with my left ear, but that makes sense. Yeah, I can’t hear out of it because a certain someone - well, EX-someone….

TN: Sooo…

MANAGER: He didn’t take it that well when I tried to break-up with him. It’s sort of my fault, he was like all stressed out with work, but when he threw that book at my head and hit it, HARD, unlike his wiener - I just knew I had to do something. So, once I got out of the hospital I went straight back to work. I didn’t even try to get my kids back from CPS yet, because I’m all about work now. In fact, tonight’s my first night back!

TN: …is there, like, a ‘bag specialist’, or someone who can help m…

MANAGER: Oh! The bag! That’s right! Look at me? Okay, let me see… No, nothing on my side either. Let me call the back…

TN: Please.

MANAGER: {beep boop boop beep}. Yeah, hi, this is Susie and I’m up front and can’t leave to check, so can you do me a favor? I have a customer he says he ‘needs’ a bag, I can’t find any up here. Yeah. I checked. No. No, I checked there, too, and I couldn’t find any. Yeah. Yeah. I did. Okay. Okay. Okay, thanks love. Byyyyyyyyyyyye…

TN:????

MANAGER: I guess we’re out of bags! Sorry about that! I had him check and he told me all the other places, so it looks like nobody ordered more bags…. Oops! Yeah, sor-ry…

TN: FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

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Post by ocean » May 14th 2023, 7:52am

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May 13th 2023, 10:36pm
Self checkout lanes in stores. I don't want to bag my own groceries or various sundry notions. Hire a bagging specialist to load up my purchases. Otherwise, if you want me to do the work myself, sign me up with your health plan and put me on the fucking schedule.
I got pissed the other day at this checked out and stop hand them the receipt and they tell I didn’t charge the right amount for an item and I have to go to the 3 mile line I’m like fuck you pay someone to do the job
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Post by svaglic » May 14th 2023, 8:02am

conjurer wrote:
May 13th 2023, 10:36pm
Self checkout lanes in stores. I don't want to bag my own groceries or various sundry notions. Hire a bagging specialist to load up my purchases. Otherwise, if you want me to do the work myself, sign me up with your health plan and put me on the fucking schedule.
Next week they want us to start unloading their trucks and the week after they want us to stock the shelves, in addition to our check out duties.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 14th 2023, 6:11pm

conjurer wrote:
May 13th 2023, 10:36pm
Self checkout lanes in stores. I don't want to bag my own groceries or various sundry notions. Hire a bagging specialist to load up my purchases. Otherwise, if you want me to do the work myself, sign me up with your health plan and put me on the fucking schedule.
My humblest and sincerest apologies and kowtowing, Dear Leader, but I gotta strongly disagree. That's one regular 'social' interaction I am glad to be rid of.
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Post by 3Flushes » May 14th 2023, 7:10pm

Nuvolari wrote:
May 13th 2023, 10:01pm
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No bags - hows about a charge for bags?

The stores here that still provide bags charge 10¢ each. The fucking balls.

So in the self check at the Krogers before your order totals, a pop up asks you "how many bags would you like to pay for?" Well, you scum sucking thieving maggots, I would like to pay for fucking zero motherfucking bags thank you very much.

So I get pulled over by security one day for a receipt check and the lad points out I hadn't paid for my bags. When I pointed out the wording of the pop up, his eyes crossed and he summoned the front end manager. I loudly made my thoughts on the policy clear, made my case as to their diction and suggested some alternative phrasing, and the mgr relievedly sent me on my way.

Feeling like a marked man however I changed buildings to save myself the time in the future.
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Post by smellody » May 14th 2023, 7:20pm

3Flushes wrote:
May 14th 2023, 7:10pm
Nuvolari wrote:
May 13th 2023, 10:01pm
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No bags - hows about a charge for bags?

The stores here that still provide bags charge 10¢ each. The fucking balls.

So in the self check at the Krogers before your order totals, a pop up asks you "how many bags would you like to pay for?" Well, you scum sucking thieving maggots, I would like to pay for fucking zero motherfucking bags thank you very much.

So I get pulled over by security one day for a receipt check and the lad points out I hadn't paid for my bags. When I pointed out the wording of the pop up, his eyes crossed and he summoned the front end manager. I loudly made my thoughts on the policy clear, made my case as to their diction and suggested some alternative phrasing, and the mgr sent me on my way.

Feeling like a marked man however I changed buildings to save myself the time in the future.
I refuse to take bags into the store and refuse to pay for them. If at a u-scan and it asks me how many bags I've used. The answer is 0!

If I have the luxury of a checker I tell them the only bags I pay for come from Louis Vuitton. Often they will feel sorry for my crazy and give me free bags. If not, the groceries go back in the cart and I bag them in/at the trunk.

I also will often tell them that I'll have "he wouldn't pay for a bag" added to my tombstone.

It is f'ing stupid. Anti commerse. Loss of free advertising for the store. And . . .I DIDN'T vote for this tax.

F'ing do gooder hipster idiots.

Now I have to buy garbage liners for the upstairs bathroom and bag for cleaning the litter box.

Fuck fuck fuck.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 14th 2023, 8:13pm

"Single use" plastic bags now banned, $0.25 for a bag here (cardboard, far more resource intensive than a thin plastic bag). I'm all for reducing waste and single-use bags/plastic but the old plastic bags made good bin bags and also good for storing foodstuffs so weren't single use. Should never have been banned.
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Post by bedlam » May 15th 2023, 1:43am

jason_recliner wrote:
May 14th 2023, 8:13pm
"Single use" plastic bags now banned, $0.25 for a bag here (cardboard, far more resource intensive than a thin plastic bag). I'm all for reducing waste and single-use bags/plastic but the old plastic bags made good bin bags and also good for storing foodstuffs so weren't single use. Should never have been banned.
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Post by codguy » May 15th 2023, 5:46am

smellody wrote:
May 14th 2023, 7:20pm
I refuse to take bags into the store
Same here but my approach for some time now is quite different.


The pay-for plastic bags (currently .08¢ each in Socialist Washington) are double the thickness and double the landfill impact .

So, usually when I finish my checkout and only need say 2-3 bags--------- I tell the teller I'll pay for 20 of them.
When the puzzled cashier asks why so many bags, I tell them I like adding them unused to the landfill.
----> Now when the cashiers recognize me, they never ask and never charge me for the bags used. Those that don't costs me an additional buck sixty :)


Add-on Cecil:
I typically don't give a shit about the environment.
How can I be when I enjoy driving petrol burning vehicles, expend lead bullets into soil, use benzina in all my power equipment, cook/heat with natural gas, like using coal produced electricity
and have been known to dump multiple thousands of gallons of jet fuel into the ocean to meet maximum carrier landing weight from this dedicated fuel dump mast.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 15th 2023, 6:49am

bedlam wrote:
May 15th 2023, 1:43am
jason_recliner wrote:
May 14th 2023, 8:13pm
"Single use" plastic bags now banned, $0.25 for a bag here (cardboard, far more resource intensive than a thin plastic bag). I'm all for reducing waste and single-use bags/plastic but the old plastic bags made good bin bags and also good for storing foodstuffs so weren't single use. Should never have been banned.
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/1 ... X211003965
The problem with plastic bags is incorrect disposal. If disposed of to engineered landfill they're a good product. A ban/tax is more appropriate in countries without high quality waste disposal infrastructure, where space for landfill is scarce, and with abundant water to manufacture longer lasting alternatives i.e. not Australia.
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Post by gerdson » May 15th 2023, 7:49am

This planet is a lost cause. :mrgreen:

I have gotten used to bringing some rather stable re-usable bags. Unless I forget them, in that case it is either throw the shit directly in the trunk, or find a cardbord box for re-use, the stores here typically place usable "outer packaging" around the cashiers, for the purpose.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 15th 2023, 3:01pm

smellody wrote:
May 15th 2023, 8:58am
gerdson wrote:
May 15th 2023, 7:49am
(I mean the ban of the fucking plastic bags)
I'd prefer ticketing the littering culprits for let's say, ummm littering.
Unfortunately it's too late then as the damage is already done. Better off shooting them dead so at least they can't do it again.

Littering. That's another thing I can't fucking stand.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 17th 2023, 7:24pm

2/3 toasted toast. Not 2/3 toasted because it needs to be toasted longer. 2/3 toasted because my housemate's toaster is too short to toast the entire slice. I was going to express my disappointment and anger about the poor quality toaster by writing on a Post-it note in angry red pen and sticking it to the side of the toaster but the message took several post-it notes and wouldn't fit because the toaster is so stupidly short.
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Post by bedlam » May 17th 2023, 9:27pm

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May 17th 2023, 7:24pm
2/3 toasted toast. Not 2/3 toasted because it needs to be toasted longer. 2/3 toasted because my housemate's toaster is too short to toast the entire slice. I was going to express my disappointment and anger about the poor quality toaster by writing on a Post-it note in angry red pen and sticking it to the side of the toaster but the message took several post-it notes and wouldn't fit because the toaster is so stupidly short.
Related to this, buying toasties that aren't toasty. A ham and cheese toastie is heaven on a stick...until you bite into one and the middle is cold and the cheese unmelted. I'm looking at you Aroma Cafe.

I went back and they said "oh, you should ask for it to be extra toasted". Like WTF?? There is no logic to that :dssd:
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Post by jason_recliner » May 17th 2023, 9:51pm

bedlam wrote:
May 17th 2023, 9:27pm
jason_recliner wrote:
May 17th 2023, 7:24pm
2/3 toasted toast. Not 2/3 toasted because it needs to be toasted longer. 2/3 toasted because my housemate's toaster is too short to toast the entire slice. I was going to express my disappointment and anger about the poor quality toaster by writing on a Post-it note in angry red pen and sticking it to the side of the toaster but the message took several post-it notes and wouldn't fit because the toaster is so stupidly short.
Related to this, buying toasties that aren't toasty. A ham and cheese toastie is heaven on a stick...until you bite into one and the middle is cold and the cheese unmelted. I'm looking at you Aroma Cafe.

I went back and they said "oh, you should ask for it to be extra toasted". Like WTF?? There is no logic to that :dssd:
Yeah, nah. An 'Extra Toastie' isn't a thing. If it's not a toastie, it's just a sandwich.
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