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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I saw a similar situation devolve into a fistfight at the queue for the bank of self checkout registers at Kroger one night.

    It was awesome and terrifying all at once. You didn’t know if someone was going to pull out a gun or what. I thought better of it and decided Publix was getting my cilantro and lime business that night.
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    in answer to the OPs original question, i have learned that if I am in public and I get that angry over something unimportant that I need to back the fuck off because I am in the process of making a mistake that I will regret

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    When I go to CT, I go to Moodus. The middle of the woods. Might as well be Appalachia.
    Actually learned something from this thread- I'm from CT but never heard of Moodus, this is an interesting story:

    The Moodus Noises
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    For centuries in the town of Moodus, odd noises have been heard -- spooky rumblings that have been described as sounding like everything from thunder to trees falling to the Earth itself belching. No one is quite sure from where they originate or what causes them, but people do know them when they hear them. Actually, the name "Moodus" comes from the local Native Americans who called the area "Machimoodus" long before settlers came to Connecticut, which roughly translated means "place of bad noises." They believed the sounds were caused by the god Hobomoko, who apparently was a restless, violent and exceptionally noisy entity. When the first Puritan settlers came to the area in the late 1600s, they of course thought it was Satan himself rattling around under the southeastern Connecticut countryside. (Then again, with almost 35 different places in the state being named by them with some sort of "Devil" connotation, they thought Old Scratch was behind every tree and rock, so they may not be the best judges of what qualifies as an evil realm.) As time rolled along and more "learned" men came to the area, they attributed the noises to more natural than supernatural causes -- citing explanations such as seismic activity. In the 1980s, they were "officially" declared to be the result of "shallow micro-earthquakes," a scientific -- and thereby, generally accepted -- explanation. In recent times, the noises have been heard less frequently. But that doesn't mean Hobomoko (or Satan) has piped down for good. Update: In March 2011, an earthquake measuring 1.3 on the Richter scale rocked the Moodus area, setting off the noises once again.
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    And I agree with whoever said this thread is prime Curb Your Enthusiasm fodder- someone should send it to LD

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBdude View Post
    in answer to the OPs original question, i have learned that if I am in public and I get that angry over something unimportant that I need to back the fuck off because I am in the process of making a mistake that I will regret
    There's this dystopian feel to real life vs. the simulation [screen time on laptop, desktop, phone, TV] where the latter is curated to our specific tastes and the former is dramatically less so. And so the entrenched sense of entitlement that accompanies strong engagement with the simulated life manifests in extreme displeasure with real life, particularly when a situation deviates from our selfish prescriptions. But the problem is rooted in allowing ourselves to conflate relative degrees of control between the simulation (where our level of control is extremely high) and real life (where it's much more muted). The contrasting level of power/control breeds internal conflict via the "WTF WHY AREN'T PEOPLE DOING WHAT I WANT THEM TO DO" line of thought. When in reality, the problem is letting your simulation mindset carry over without actively adjusting expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Kroger is like that. Better to stick with the Pube Licks. Plus, your Publix money goes towards paying for part of my ski trips, so win win. We refer to them as the Hillbilly Billionaires down here.

    Un Bun- you were right. Fuck those people. Probably a better way to handle it, but I haven't found one. What is with these dimwits expecting an apology for a call out? If someone calls me out, and I am truly at fault, that is my time to own that shit and learn. I honestly think 90% of the population is walking around completely brain dead, only thinking, " Me, me, me, me, how do I take care of ME? What is best for ME?"

    Funny(ish) story. We showed up once, totally on time for our flight, like 1.5 hours early. We check luggage, and do the TSA shit, and I get in line for coffee at Starbucks. 3/4 of the way through the line, I hear our flight mentioned on the PA. I don't think much about it, stupidly. Get to cashier and order, and I hear my last name called over the PA. WTF? Flight had been bumped up an hour or so, and they did not inform us.

    We were the last ones on the flight, South fucking West, no assigned seats. 2 kids, a dog in a carrier, the whole deal. Here comes my borderline yuppie/ Patagucci ass strolling down the lane with a fresh hot coffee and a 15 lb Boston Terrier in a soft case. Yup, I was the asshole that day. Totally owned it. My wife informed most of the plane that, unless they wanted to attend to our 2 and 4 year old, someone was gonna have to move a bit. Yup, she went there. I was both proud and nauseated. We were THAT family, in all our glory. We owned it. Any glare I received I met with," They didn't tell us the flight time changed. Sorry. Sometimes it is your turn to be the asshole", or something like that. They all thought I was hysterical. I could tell. Good news was, it was a flight to CT to visit my family, so no one really was surprised.

    Moral of the story? Sometimes it is your turn to be the asshole. Handle it, own it, and hope you don't get shot over it.
    The best part of this is I can totally picture this. Your wife isn't that self privileged she just has absolutely no problem calling it exactly how it is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    There's this dystopian feel to real life vs. the simulation [screen time on laptop, desktop, phone, TV] where the latter is curated to our specific tastes and the former is dramatically less so. And so the entrenched sense of entitlement that accompanies strong engagement with the simulated life manifests in extreme displeasure with real life, particularly when a situation deviates from our selfish prescriptions. But the problem is rooted in allowing ourselves to conflate relative degrees of control between the simulation (where our level of control is extremely high) and real life (where it's much more muted). The contrasting level of power/control breeds internal conflict via the "WTF WHY AREN'T PEOPLE DOING WHAT I WANT THEM TO DO" line of thought. When in reality, the problem is letting your simulation mindset carry over without actively adjusting expectations.
    fancy way of assigning modern expectations to a very old problem summed up nicely here:

    God grant me the serenity
    To accept the things I cannot change;
    Courage to change the things I can;
    And wisdom to know the difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Kroger is like that. Better to stick with the Pube Licks. Plus, your Publix money goes towards paying for part of my ski trips, so win win. We refer to them as the Hillbilly Billionaires down here.

    Un Bun- you were right. Fuck those people. Probably a better way to handle it, but I haven't found one. What is with these dimwits expecting an apology for a call out? If someone calls me out, and I am truly at fault, that is my time to own that shit and learn. I honestly think 90% of the population is walking around completely brain dead, only thinking, " Me, me, me, me, how do I take care of ME? What is best for ME?"

    Funny(ish) story. We showed up once, totally on time for our flight, like 1.5 hours early. We check luggage, and do the TSA shit, and I get in line for coffee at Starbucks. 3/4 of the way through the line, I hear our flight mentioned on the PA. I don't think much about it, stupidly. Get to cashier and order, and I hear my last name called over the PA. WTF? Flight had been bumped up an hour or so, and they did not inform us.

    We were the last ones on the flight, South fucking West, no assigned seats. 2 kids, a dog in a carrier, the whole deal. Here comes my borderline yuppie/ Patagucci ass strolling down the lane with a fresh hot coffee and a 15 lb Boston Terrier in a soft case. Yup, I was the asshole that day. Totally owned it. My wife informed most of the plane that, unless they wanted to attend to our 2 and 4 year old, someone was gonna have to move a bit. Yup, she went there. I was both proud and nauseated. We were THAT family, in all our glory. We owned it. Any glare I received I met with," They didn't tell us the flight time changed. Sorry. Sometimes it is your turn to be the asshole", or something like that. They all thought I was hysterical. I could tell. Good news was, it was a flight to CT to visit my family, so no one really was surprised.

    Moral of the story? Sometimes it is your turn to be the asshole. Handle it, own it, and hope you don't get shot over it.
    when I read posts like this, I get annoyed that TGR doesn't have a "like" button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Kroger is like that. Better to stick with the Pube Licks. Plus, your Publix money goes towards paying for part of my ski trips, so win win. We refer to them as the Hillbilly Billionaires down here.

    Un Bun- you were right. Fuck those people. Probably a better way to handle it, but I haven't found one. What is with these dimwits expecting an apology for a call out? If someone calls me out, and I am truly at fault, that is my time to own that shit and learn. I honestly think 90% of the population is walking around completely brain dead, only thinking, " Me, me, me, me, how do I take care of ME? What is best for ME?"

    Funny(ish) story. We showed up once, totally on time for our flight, like 1.5 hours early. We check luggage, and do the TSA shit, and I get in line for coffee at Starbucks. 3/4 of the way through the line, I hear our flight mentioned on the PA. I don't think much about it, stupidly. Get to cashier and order, and I hear my last name called over the PA. WTF? Flight had been bumped up an hour or so, and they did not inform us.

    We were the last ones on the flight, South fucking West, no assigned seats. 2 kids, a dog in a carrier, the whole deal. Here comes my borderline yuppie/ Patagucci ass strolling down the lane with a fresh hot coffee and a 15 lb Boston Terrier in a soft case. Yup, I was the asshole that day. Totally owned it. My wife informed most of the plane that, unless they wanted to attend to our 2 and 4 year old, someone was gonna have to move a bit. Yup, she went there. I was both proud and nauseated. We were THAT family, in all our glory. We owned it. Any glare I received I met with," They didn't tell us the flight time changed. Sorry. Sometimes it is your turn to be the asshole", or something like that. They all thought I was hysterical. I could tell. Good news was, it was a flight to CT to visit my family, so no one really was surprised.

    Moral of the story? Sometimes it is your turn to be the asshole. Handle it, own it, and hope you don't get shot over it.
    You did it wrong. When I traveled on SW with my 3 year old I made a point of being last to board, he sat in one row I sat in another. Worked out very well for both of us. It's never too early to teach your kids independence and teach yourself not to helicopter. Plus if I told my kid not to kick the seat in front of him he would ignore me. If a stranger in the next seat told him he would obey. He also would run up and down the aisles. The flight attendants didn't seem to mind, too much. (Also when the kids ate at friends house they would happily eat stuff they wouldn't eat at home.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBdude View Post
    eyes on the prize - eyes on the prize
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    fancy way of assigning modern expectations to a very old problem summed up nicely here:

    God grant me the serenity
    To accept the things I cannot change;
    Courage to change the things I can;
    And wisdom to know the difference
    Sure, but that misses the whole dynamic of digital life pushing expectations even further out of alignment with reality. Understanding religious philosophy is one thing and getting your head around this part-real, part-sim life we all lead is another entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Sure, but that misses the whole dynamic of digital life pushing expectations even further out of alignment with reality. Understanding religious philosophy is one thing and getting your head around this part-real, part-sim life we all lead is another entirely.
    Wasnt trying to be religious. Same thing I tell my son all the time dont get upset about what ( and who) you cant change.

    And not to dust off my philosophy degree but we have been living in a part-real, part-sim life since we became conscious beings. What we perceive is real aint necessarily so, at least not how we think it is. Also expectations vs reality is one of the defining points of "happiness" no matter what shapes either.


    & fk this is thread drift even for this place.

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    @bromontane

    Maybe.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same could be said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLS View Post
    @bromontana

    Maybe.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same could be said.
    Ya, woodsy's a little long-winded

    The idea being that there is value in making a distinction re: how digital life amplifies what used to be more of a subtle aspect of life. While one could go an entire life without giving much thought to the real/sim distinction in the analog world, trying to do so in the digital world is dangerous. Doesn't really take away from the primacy of the underlying point, just builds on it with helpful context. There's an entire generation that's been raised without much in the way of education on that distinction & it's causing a lot of problems, as an example of the utility of elucidating the point.

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    I have pulled off the road for a car wash or long gas line and if that is the only spot and it looks like I am queued up then they could be wrong as then I would wait until the stall emptied and motion the other in the front if they wanted to get into that next spot...

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    I was in the supermarket when they opened a new line. I was closest to the front of the other line except for the ones in front of me who already put their groceries on the belt, so the new cashier tapped my shoulder to specifically bring me (and of course unspecifically any of those behind me who cared, to his new line).

    Everybody followed like a normal human, except the asshole right behind me who thought it would be cool to break into a sprint or something. Me and the cashier would have none of it, but he was so ticked at me for having the audacity to bring it up, that he acted like he needed to rest his hand on the credit card terminal that allows us to like...pay and move on, and allow the line to proceed</serenity now>

    Unrelated to the thread, but what's up with the morons who form the line that blocks the grocery aisle EVEN AFTER you've already formed a 90-degree bend in the line to prevent that? Once I swear the lady was gonna try to climb up on the cereal box end cap she was so averse to anything but straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    The best part of this is I can totally picture this. Your wife isn't that self privileged she just has absolutely no problem calling it exactly how it is!
    It is her superpower. She can totally tell someone to get fucked, and they think she is complimenting them. It's a southern thing. I tend to go more New England on the situation, which barely even works in New England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZB View Post
    I was in the supermarket when they opened a new line. I was closest to the front of the other line except for the ones in front of me who already put their groceries on the belt, so the new cashier tapped my shoulder to specifically bring me (and of course unspecifically any of those behind me who cared, to his new line).

    Everybody followed like a normal human, except the asshole right behind me who thought it would be cool to break into a sprint or something. Me and the cashier would have none of it, but he was so ticked at me for having the audacity to bring it up, that he acted like he needed to rest his hand on the credit card terminal that allows us to like...pay and move on, and allow the line to proceed</serenity now>
    lol getting angry just imagining this

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    You did it wrong. When I traveled on SW with my 3 year old I made a point of being last to board, he sat in one row I sat in another. Worked out very well for both of us. It's never too early to teach your kids independence and teach yourself not to helicopter. Plus if I told my kid not to kick the seat in front of him he would ignore me. If a stranger in the next seat told him he would obey. He also would run up and down the aisles. The flight attendants didn't seem to mind, too much. (Also when the kids ate at friends house they would happily eat stuff they wouldn't eat at home.)
    travel in the olden days was much easier imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by EZB View Post
    I was in the supermarket when they opened a new line. I was closest to the front of the other line except for the ones in front of me who already put their groceries on the belt, so the new cashier tapped my shoulder to specifically bring me (and of course unspecifically any of those behind me who cared, to his new line).

    Everybody followed like a normal human, except the asshole right behind me who thought it would be cool to break into a sprint or something. Me and the cashier would have none of it, but he was so ticked at me for having the audacity to bring it up, that he acted like he needed to rest his hand on the credit card terminal that allows us to like...pay and move on, and allow the line to proceed</serenity now>

    Unrelated to the thread, but what's up with the morons who form the line that blocks the grocery aisle EVEN AFTER you've already formed a 90-degree bend in the line to prevent that? Once I swear the lady was gonna try to climb up on the cereal box end cap she was so averse to anything but straight.
    I had one thing. They were opening a new line and tapped the person in front of me that had already put half their huge load on the belt.

    I went to the newly opened checker while dude in front of me was collecting his stuff to move it over.

    Checker rudely tells me the guy is first, so we wait. Could have been done with me before that guy got his shit together and kid corralled in the new line.

    I was annoyed.

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    once your shit is on the belt, you are legally prohibited from switching lines. it's like a rule and shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    travel in the olden days was much easier imo
    You mean on a wagon train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    There's this dystopian feel to real life vs. the simulation [screen time on laptop, desktop, phone, TV] where the latter is curated to our specific tastes and the former is dramatically less so. And so the entrenched sense of entitlement that accompanies strong engagement with the simulated life manifests in extreme displeasure with real life, particularly when a situation deviates from our selfish prescriptions. But the problem is rooted in allowing ourselves to conflate relative degrees of control between the simulation (where our level of control is extremely high) and real life (where it's much more muted). The contrasting level of power/control breeds internal conflict via the "WTF WHY AREN'T PEOPLE DOING WHAT I WANT THEM TO DO" line of thought. When in reality, the problem is letting your simulation mindset carry over without actively adjusting expectations.
    In reality, most people who have moved out of their parent's house have bigger issues than this. They may have wives with cancer, kids on drugs, financial troubles, and a shitload of other things you and I have no idea about. Sometimes all their shit bubbles to the top and they may take out it on some poor lass not paying attention. Or maybe it's decades of watching people not fucking figuring out how A SIMPLE LINE works and you blow your lid. (That would be me, maybe Bunion too, who knows.)

    You might want to spend less time in front of a computer if you have to actively adjust expectations going from yer house to the car wash, bro. I don't think everyone expects Amazon 1-click ordering experiences, and if they do, fuk 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    From the collective: Out of line on my part?
    Well ask yerself what the dude would say to a buncha water wasting car wash nazi's get'n all border collie?

    smoke a J and comment ... whatever man

    the dude abides eh?
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    Probably better things to worry about than which bay someone waits for.... like when the gas station is busy and fuckers leave their car at the pump when they are done then go inside to load on 10 hour old hot case food and other stuff
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