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  1. #1401
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    My kid is moving and he just passed Vail on i70 and texted me, "vail is flat". Ha! Vail sucks!

  2. #1402
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    had a fixed ropes systems class tonight and literally half the class was morbidly obese. watched two 450lb+ firefighters try to make swiss seats and come up multiple feet shy on webbing.
    In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo

  3. #1403
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    450+??

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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    450+??
    okay, 400 is more like it. but no less. 2 of the fattest fully ambulatory blokes i have ever seen.
    In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo

  5. #1405
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    I got a voicemail message, probably from a spammer, but after a dead-air pause it said “Sorry, you did not reveal yourself to be human. Goodbye.”

  6. #1406
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    Dress code got relaxed at work about a year ago. I have a bunch of dress shirts and ties that I never wear anymore. I busted a tie out on Tuesday, just to keep things exciting and take a wistful walk down memory lane.

    Lots of chatter and skepticism from coworkers around the whole thing, I think theyíre sure I had an interview elsewhere. Not sure if I should be a little flattered by their apparent insecurity or take their cue that I should have been interviewing elsewhere.
    focus.

  7. #1407
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    Amazon Warehouse. I didn't know this exists but it's Amazon's returned/used/overstock site, accessible from thr dropdown menu on the main Amazon page. There's some amusing stuff on there. Used pillows? No thanks. Used candles? um no. Used trash bags? wtf.

    Not all the stuff is used and I assume a lot of it is just "open box" stuff that hasn't been actually used, but still. I'm not taking chance on a used pillow, sorry.

    This came up because an electrician is here working and he went to install a dimmer. He had to cut open the clamshell packaging but inside that the dimmer's wire ends were twisted and curled like it had been used, and on the side of the dimmer somebody had written "No Good" in sharpie. But it was sealed inside the clamshell, so obviously it had been repackaged so it could be sold as new. Which is not very amusing.

  8. #1408
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    The cheap bubble level I bought at the hardware store is not on the level. How the fuck did the Chinese fuck that up?
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

  9. #1409
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    The cheap bubble level I bought at the hardware store is not on the level. How the fuck did the Chinese fuck that up?
    "You had one job! One job!

  10. #1410
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    Just had the craziest interaction with a vendor, a courier. So I’ve been using this company for 25 years. Maybe 3 dozen projects a year, certainly not huge volume but not a once a year thing. The price has gone up a little over the years, 95% of the projects are like one box, 3 hour delivery. Back in the day it was like $18 then $23 then $27, that’s cool. Especially when gas is high, although rates stayed the same when gas went down. For an extra box a few extra bucks is fair.

    So at their request a few years back they want me to use their horrible interface web site, which doesn’t give the cost before you hit the send button. Where if you call them you get a price. So a few weeks back I send one, bill my client, and then a week later get the courier bill and it’s $45. I mean obv not going to put me out of biz, but I did the project on a tight margin and that’s a burrito out of my pocket. So I send a polite email, hey was this a typo, is this the new cost? Etc.

    Owner calls me up all geeked out saying I’m nickel and dimeing them and I’m fired. His tone had a distinctly Trumpian flourish to it.

    Who knows maybe his gerbil died or maybe I’m out of line. He’s like you haven’t used us since late 2019, I didn’t get a chance to tell him that’s cause the client is out of biz. He also didn’t say if I should pay $35 or $45.

  11. #1411
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideski View Post
    Just had the craziest interaction with a vendor, a courier. So Iíve been using this company for 25 years. Maybe 3 dozen projects a year, certainly not huge volume but not a once a year thing. The price has gone up a little over the years, 95% of the projects are like one box, 3 hour delivery. Back in the day it was like $18 then $23 then $27, thatís cool. Especially when gas is high, although rates stayed the same when gas went down. For an extra box a few extra bucks is fair.

    So at their request a few years back they want me to use their horrible interface web site, which doesnít give the cost before you hit the send button. Where if you call them you get a price. So a few weeks back I send one, bill my client, and then a week later get the courier bill and itís $45. I mean obv not going to put me out of biz, but I did the project on a tight margin and thatís a burrito out of my pocket. So I send a polite email, hey was this a typo, is this the new cost? Etc.

    Owner calls me up all geeked out saying Iím nickel and dimeing them and Iím fired. His tone had a distinctly Trumpian flourish to it.

    Who knows maybe his gerbil died or maybe Iím out of line. Heís like you havenít used us since late 2019, I didnít get a chance to tell him thatís cause the client is out of biz. He also didnít say if I should pay $35 or $45.
    Iíve posted about this before, but itís one of my favorites so Iím posting it again.

    Similar situation.... we purchased a (somewhat janky) telephone system from a vendor. Total contract billing of well over 6 figures for the system. We were trying to figure out how to maybe solve a problem with the system, and one of my staff called to see if a particular module was purchased and already installed and if so if there was any documentation on leveraging it.

    A few weeks later on the monthly maintenance bill thereís an additional line item for $40 for the call. I send a polite email to my point of contact, who was the president of the company, and asked him if this was typical or maybe a mistake, since it wasnít really some kind of break-fix or new configuration, but more of a relationship/sales inquiry. He proceeds to lecture me on how business works. A few months later we bid out replacing the system, and didnít ask him to submit a bid. A year or so after that we acquired another of his larger clients and we wound down all of his support services (long term contracts at over $10k/month, in addition to large capital installations).

    It wasnít all over $40, by any means, but it sure did feel good all the same.
    focus.

  12. #1412
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ųtzi View Post
    Amazon Warehouse. I didn't know this exists but it's Amazon's returned/used/overstock site, accessible from thr dropdown menu on the main Amazon page. There's some amusing stuff on there. Used pillows? No thanks. Used candles? um no. Used trash bags? wtf.

    Not all the stuff is used and I assume a lot of it is just "open box" stuff that hasn't been actually used, but still. I'm not taking chance on a used pillow, sorry.

    This came up because an electrician is here working and he went to install a dimmer. He had to cut open the clamshell packaging but inside that the dimmer's wire ends were twisted and curled like it had been used, and on the side of the dimmer somebody had written "No Good" in sharpie. But it was sealed inside the clamshell, so obviously it had been repackaged so it could be sold as new. Which is not very amusing.
    I used to love being handed a surgical instrument and finding repair tape still on it--the tape I had put on the last time to tell them to fix it when I found the instrument broken.

  13. #1413
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideski View Post

    Who knows maybe his gerbil died or maybe I’m out of line. He’s like you haven’t used us since late 2019, I didn’t get a chance to tell him that’s cause the client is out of biz. He also didn’t say if I should pay $35 or $45.
    sounds like his gerbil died up inside of him to be that butthurt about an inquiry

    if he had answered rationally you probably would have been like, "ok sounds good, just wanted to check for future reference" and he wouldn't have lost a customer either. people are weird
    skid luxury

  14. #1414
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    Quote Originally Posted by babybear View Post
    sounds like his gerbil died up inside of him to be that butthurt about an inquiry

    if he had answered rationally you probably would have been like, "ok sounds good, just wanted to check for future reference" and he wouldn't have lost a customer either. people are weird
    Meh, America and Americans in a nutshell. We are despicably avaricious, and proud of it.
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

  15. #1415
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    www.apriliaforum.com

    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

    "I have no idea what I am talking about but would be happy to share my biased opinions as fact on the matter. "
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  16. #1416
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    Uphill skiers complaining about having to walk another 2-300 yards
    ďI have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    Uphill skiers complaining about having to walk another 2-300 yards
    Well, they may have to get closer to a lift than their religion allows.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

  18. #1418
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    This wildlife cam of a black bear taking a bath in a stream is really amusing. For a split second he or she even washes behind one ear.

    ďThe best argument in favour of a 90% tax rate on the rich is a five-minute chat with the average rich person.Ē

    - Winston Churchill, paraphrased.

  19. #1419
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    there are 2 different images of uncle rico as thread pics when you scroll through the timeline


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  20. #1420
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    The cheap bubble level I bought at the hardware store is not on the level. How the fuck did the Chinese fuck that up?
    Must have been 13-14years ago and I had a picture of this but itís gone, Iíve looked and looked - canít believe I let it slip away.

    An odyssey we were working on had the oddest error in the dash message- where it was supposed to say ď elapsed time ď

    It said. ď erapsed time ď

    Canít make that one up.


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  21. #1421
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    My wife's dog is an asshole. I've grown to love it's quirkiness, but yeah any way you cut it, he is a complete asshole. (Yes, I do love it, it is a sweet kind dog in many ways.)

    I was making fun of it doing another asshole thing this weekend, and the wife took offense and told me he is not as bad as I portray him. 15 minutes later, I got to tell my wife her dog knocked over the groover and ate the last shit she took.

    Timing is everything.

  22. #1422
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    My youngest is in her zoom pre-k class and one of the kids is named Charlie.
    Hes the big helper today, so the teacher keeps saying his name over and over again, and it sounds just like the old Charlie the Unicorn flash
    oh sh... I was thinking of posting this in the rat flu thread but was to lazy to look for it... ďshun the non believer!...Ē

  23. #1423
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    "kooksofthecape" IG feed
    usually drivers who've gotten stuck in the sand at cape kiwanda
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    but this time...someone headed to ski the dune?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B7HPp3TB..._web_copy_link


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    Ouch, that looks expensive.

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  25. #1425
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    no shit

    lady throwing a fit at DMV because they wonít let her in w/o a mask
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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