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  1. #35601
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    There are longstanding staffing issues that the management (at every airline) won't address because the bean counters realized years ago that running x% understaffed saves money.
    Huh. So kinda like hospitals!

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    Religious folk annoy me. Rounds of interviews. Made an offer that was agreed acceptable by all. Salary, relocation package, etc. Got turned down at last minute because god wanted her to be in the town she was in. She just had ďa feeling.Ē Fack.
    focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    Religious folk annoy me. Rounds of interviews. Made an offer that was agreed acceptable by all. Salary, relocation package, etc. Got turned down at last minute because god wanted her to be in the town she was in. She just had “a feeling.” Fack.
    You lucked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    You lucked out.
    Well sure, though I donít care how they swing, until major decisions are made that abandon all logic and are actually lauded for their illogicÖ. Thatís annoying.
    focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Felt your pain last weekend. 9.5 hour drive to our border crossing into New Brunswick. We were half an hour late out the door which was fortuitous as that's when the negative test results arrived which meant I could print them. There were no evening tests available near me, so our tests were performed about 58 hours before. Crossing the border into Quebec nearby would have proven more problematic. And that drive sucks for a number of reasons other than the huge helping of covid suck.
    To follow up on this I had a testing appointment scheduled for this morning. I show up and the sandwich board outside says "results turnaround currently 2-3 days." That ain't gonna work with my flight on Friday. So back to the drawing board. Very stressful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    To follow up on this I had a testing appointment scheduled for this morning. I show up and the sandwich board outside says "results turnaround currently 2-3 days." That ain't gonna work with my flight on Friday. So back to the drawing board. Very stressful.
    Ya, we have some friends flying to Italy shortly and they are having issues finding a test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Ya, we have some friends flying to Italy shortly and they are having issues finding a test.
    I ended up finding a place only to be told they didn't have the kind of test I needed, but their other locations did. Ended up having to cross the lake over to Bellevue, but I got it done. Can't say it was as easy as when I went to Canada in August. Then it was quick, painless and free (covered by insurance, that is).

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    Arcgis layers that don't line up, forcing me to learn how to fix it, instead of, you know, just working - why the fuck is one layer off the west coast of africa?!
    Fkna

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    Ordered one simple nut to make my motorcycle functional last week. Ended up ordering from three different suppliers just to be sure that I got it by today at the latest so that I could go on a trip. (Actually I was shooting for last weekend but that wasn't even a remote possibility).

    First off the local shop. They initially got the part number wrong, which set me up for total failure with other suppliers who I called looking for the part. Then they ordered the right part, but I found out today that it'll be coming in next fucking week! 2 weeks after I ordered it.

    Second, ordered from online shop, they accidentally sent me the order twice, but the wrong part

    Third, another online shop that I ordered from before any of them never shipped the part, and never told me, good thing because they got the part wrong anyway.

    So now I'm overnighting a nut from SLC for $40 so that I can go on a trip one day late.

    I told my wife, "I'm just a squirrel trying to get a nut!" she laughed anyway. What a rigamarole for a tiny piece of metal! JFC I'm annoyed, and have time on may hands now to bitch about it today apparently.

  10. #35610
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    That's nuts.

    What sort of nut is this?

    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by vt_ski View Post
    Arcgis layers that don't line up, forcing me to learn how to fix it, instead of, you know, just working - why the fuck is one layer off the west coast of africa?!
    Fkna

    Plate tectonics, probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    That's nuts.

    What sort of nut is this?

    Macadamia nut.

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    Texas annoys me.

    A top administrator in Southlake, Texas, last week advised teachers that if they have a book about the Holocaust, they should have a book from an "opposing" perspective, NBC News reported, citing an audio recording.

    Gina Peddy, Carroll Independent School District's executive director of curriculum and instruction, made the comment during a training session on which books were allowed in classroom libraries. A staff member secretly recorded the meeting and shared it with NBC.

    "Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979," Peddy said during the meeting, referring to a new Texas law that requires educators to present multiple viewpoints for "widely debated and currently controversial" issues, NBC reported. "And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust," Peddy continued, "that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives."

    "How do you oppose the Holocaust?" one teacher asked.

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    Gina Peddy, Carroll Independent School District's executive director of curriculum and instruction....

    What this bitch needs is a good old fashioned grudge-fuck.
    Daniel Ortega eats here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viva View Post
    Gina Peddy, Carroll Independent School District's executive director of curriculum and instruction....

    What this bitch needs is a good old fashioned grudge-fuck.
    Wait. What?
    focus.

  16. #35616
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    Texas annoys me.
    The "opposing viewpoint" would obviously be "Mein Kampf."

    Fucking Texas is really going above and beyond in the "moron legislation" department as of late...

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    I am looking forward to some whataboutism from Montucky.
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    "A top administrator in Southlake, Texas, last week advised teachers that if they have a book about the Holocaust, they should have a book from an "opposing" perspective, NBC News reported, citing an audio recording.

    Gina Peddy, Carroll Independent School District's executive director of curriculum and instruction, made the comment during a training session on which books were allowed in classroom libraries. A staff member secretly recorded the meeting and shared it with NBC.

    "Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979," Peddy said during the meeting, referring to a new Texas law that requires educators to present multiple viewpoints for "widely debated and currently controversial" issues, NBC reported. "And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust," Peddy continued, "that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives."

    "How do you oppose the Holocaust?" one teacher asked."

    I would like to read that as the administrator making fun of the law--you know, sarcasm. Is that too charitable? Texas does have a proud tradition of very funny liberals--Molly Ivins, Ann Richards, Jim Hightower. She's probably serious but if she isn't she's just pulled a pretty good prank on the internet.

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    CAT SHIT ON LAWN UPDATE

    Because it's Friday and reading this is better than work (I assume).

    Recap:
    Neighbour's cat Kennedy shitting on my lawn every morning, tradeoff is less mice around my backyard, garage, and home in general it seems (this is the time of year when they start to try to invade). Obviously picking up shit on the daily isn't something I want to do, nor should have to do. So, mags suggest this bad-boy:

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    So I set it up, aimed where the cat would enter the yard after making it's rounds in the field behind the house.

    Day 1 - CAT SHIT. Right in the line of fire, with a lovely moistening appearance. But this shit was different. You see, normally the shit would be in 3 "logs," neatly stacked on top of each other. This shit was one long-ass piece, almost like the shit was excreted under duress or surprise. I'm upset, but I stick with it.

    Day 2, and every day thereafter - NO SHIT. That's right. Fuck that cat, I don't know where he's shitting now, but it ain't my lawn. I don't even have to turn on the sprinkler anymore it seems. The mere presence of it seems to be enough to deter pests.

    BONUS THAT MAGS DIDN'T MENTION - my neighbour is having a beer on his porch, which is aligned facing my house so that he would be looking right down the sights of the military-grade sprinkler. My dad pulls up in his Porsche and gets out, and starts walking across the grass to my door. Sprinkler activated, gets him in the arm, soaks the car, and the neighbour starts laughing. My old man, being the good sport that he is, acts like he's totally soaked and makes exaggerated motions of displeasure, causing the neighbour to laugh hysterically.
    He told me about this as we sat on his porch drinking later on watching passing cars trigger the sprinkler.

    So thanks for the advice TGR heathens! This thing is awesome everyone should have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulster2626 View Post
    CAT SHIT ON LAWN UPDATE

    Day 1 - CAT SHIT. Right in the line of fire, with a lovely moistening appearance. But this shit was different. You see, normally the shit would be in 3 "logs," neatly stacked on top of each other. This shit was one long-ass piece, almost like the shit was excreted under duress or surprise. I'm upset, but I stick with it.

    BONUS THAT MAGS DIDN'T MENTION - my neighbour is having a beer on his porch, which is aligned facing my house so that he would be looking right down the sights of the military-grade sprinkler. My dad pulls up in his Porsche and gets out, and starts walking across the grass to my door. Sprinkler activated, gets him in the arm, soaks the car, and the neighbour starts laughing. My old man, being the good sport that he is, acts like he's totally soaked and makes exaggerated motions of displeasure, causing the neighbour to laugh hysterically.
    He told me about this as we sat on his porch drinking later on watching passing cars trigger the sprinkler.
    We should have told you about the cheap security cam first so these events were properly recorded. Both. But I think Iíd rather see the cat run while shitting and getting soaked.
    focus.

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    Been planning on buying a TV soon, would prefer to buy from Costco, but also waiting to see what sales pop up in the next month+. Been poking around on Costco and Best Buy for a while now.

    Go to Costco today and there are suddenly a bunch more in "my size" of TVs, some quite a bit cheaper than before. "Why wait for a sale", I say to myself, I'll buy one of these! I click on the TVs, and all of the "new" TVs that are cheaper say "sorry, we can't deliver this TV to your location."

    You know my location, dickwads, I am logged in and you've been showing me TVs I can get for the last month! Why suddenly add in TVs that I cannot purchase? Annoying.
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    Of course they know your location. They can't let you know that they know, however, until they completely take over.

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    They know it because it shows my zipcode at the top. And my precise address in the "my account" section.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "I'd eat a bag of Dicks and wash it down with a Coke any day." - iceman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    They know it because it shows my zipcode at the top. And my precise address in the "my account" section.
    I thought you were #vanlife down by the river?

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