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All I'm gonna say about drainage/plumbing explosions is it's a good thing we have an outdoor full bath NOT connected to interior house plumbing.
Wait. What?? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh no! - Katy S
Something's gone wrong inside house plumbing. Garage is stinky and wet... We have a pool bathroom that's not connected to house plumbing until it meets at street. So we'll all (5) have to use it. And eat out. I'm not trusting any water drains until a plumber comes. Maybe tmrw. :/ - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Gah. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'd actually like to do dishes. And maybe some laundry. My day to day chores/life are getting screwy. Sighhhh - Lnorigb from FFHound!
What a bummer. Has the plumber turned up yet? - Marie
he came ysday to dx. then left. Ideally we don't have to bust up any walls! just a major snaking needs to happen and cleanout. I think he'll come back today or send an asst. Plumbing is definitely a recession proof job, he stays busy. - Lnorigb
Big Joe Silence
AT&T, where they only want to talk to you about getting U-verse and hang up on you or send you to an automated menu dead-end for everything else, ESPECIALLY repairs.
Someone in our apartment building has been putting their trash bags out on the walkway in front of the building, the day BEFORE trash pickup, in 100+ degree heat. Despite an email and now a paper notice from the leasing office asking people to please stop doing that, because it's disgusting.
Literally, paper notices were attached to everyone's doors on Friday and by late Friday afternoon, the trash bags were out there again. - Jessie
I want to find out who it is so I can move the trash bags directly in front of their door. Oh you don't like stepping in warm, smelly garbage? Neither do those of us who follow basic sanitation rules. - Jessie
I should mention that the apartment community trash compactor is <2 minutes' walk away. It's literally on the other side of the building. - Jessie
CAJ hates pants
If you are cold EVERY DAY you come to work and YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE, that doesn't mean you can adjust the temp of the office to suit YOU! I came into the office and someone (during a gap between supervisors) had jacked the temperature up to 77(!) IN AN OFFICE OF MANY PEOPLE. I'm 90% sure who did it, too. First, I must calm down. So frustrated.
vicster: full-bodied
Tourist season in the Bay Area.
Got to the Ferry Bldg. to catch my usual 16:30 ferry. It's already been luck of the draw because we have the smaller ferries (our larger ferry has been in dry dock for about 6 or 8 weeks) and I've been one of the last to get on before the boat is full. Welp. Today they filled up completely over at Pier 41 and the only thing the captain could do was schlep them straight to the East Bay, then come back to the FB and get us. We finally left around 17:00. Grateful to be home and that the wait wasn't worse than 1/2 hour, but GRRRRR! They need to not pick up at Pier 41 between 16:00 - 18:00. - vicster: full-bodied
Tourists are the reason I eventually moved away from the Fisherman's Wharf area. I loved being so close to the water, but I couldn't handle all the wandering people! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Some days I feel like I live in the middle of a used car lot. Neighbor on one side of us has 8 cars parked in front of his house and in his driveway. People across the street have 5 cars parked in front of their house making it so any visitors they have park in front of my house. People next to them have cars coming & going constantly.
It's virtually impossible to see any cars coming up or down the street making pulling out of my driveway a nightmare. I can't tell you how many times I have almost been hit because I can't see around all these cars. - Elena
Can you file a complaint with the police dept? - Yvonne from FFHound!
I called code enforcement about it awhile ago and they said as long as the cars are operational it is perfectly legal. It's a bunch of BS because 2 of the cars next door are surrounded by weeds that filter over into my yard and they don't do anything about those either! - Elena
So frustrating! Sorry your neighbors suck. - Yvonne from FFHound!
What do you say to a friend who keeps texting you about how much her husband hates his life? I'm sorry and things will get better just don't seem to cut it.
helpful info, like info @ support groups, etc? - chaz2b
Hope the Twitter import isn't brokened for months n months this time.
Without a computer, it's the easiest way to share a link. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's my go-to for jotting down thoughts & I like when they show up here - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My bitching worked, whoo hoo! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Corinne L
I would like to call a moratorium on leading questions that turn into personal attacks and passive-aggressive behavior for the next 72 hours, give or take a millennium.
As an aside, how long have you been selling your body? - Professor A.I.
Big Joe Silence
something i'm adding below my posted NO SOLICITING sign. now they can't claim ignorance. RIGHT?
No Solicition sign.jpg
pretty much reduces it to lying or stupidity. - Big Joe Silence
And those things are so closely related. - Akiva
it certainly seems that way at times. - Big Joe Silence
Yeah, I should have typed 'can be' rather than 'are'. - Akiva
I am so tired of people treating me like I don't know anything. Since Friday I have been told I am stupid (or it has been implied) almost daily. By my parents of all people. I only wish it was just them doing it.
:((( - Jenny H. from Android
i've been on the receiving end of this myself for years at a stretch. it sucks. :( - Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
amazing how door-to-door sales people suddenly go blind when confronted with a NO SOLICITING sign. i think i'll add the excerpted city ordinance on this shit with key phrases highlighted. has gotten old.
you should just put up a sign that says "solicitors must pass three tests before proceeding. test one find a clue." - Sir Shuping is just sir
beware sliding sharpened metal plate beneath threshold. - Big Joe Silence
smile for our targeting and firing control systems. - Big Joe Silence
survive talking to the two year old for 20 minutes, you may then proceed - Sir Shuping is just sir
CAUTION: Excitable six-year-old may deploy suddenly and without warning. - Big Joe Silence
caution: cats maybe released claws first without warning - Sir Shuping is just sir
all the cats live over at my dad's. - Big Joe Silence
CAUTION: 73-yr-old poet with degree in middle-English literature and a farting fixation may deploy suddenly and without editing for duration or content. - Big Joe Silence
they don't need to know the cats aren't there :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
Years ago we used to get representatives of a certain religious group. Words had no effect. Our German shepherd was quite aggressive towards them and the only thing that helped was telling them I would open their truck door, send the dog in and see who would survive. Never seen them since. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
lately, it's mostly been AT&T pushing U-verse. - Big Joe Silence
They always come to the door saying "I'm not soliciting anything." I told one "Dude, if you're coming to my door to even ask my opinion on your hair, you are soliciting" He was not happy but he left anyway - Elena
EXACTLY. - Big Joe Silence
They always say, "but I'm not selling anything." Please. - Eric - Back to the Grill
i wonder if THEY'RE that stupid or if they think I'M that stupid. i always conclude the former. - Big Joe Silence
The door to door funeral people disturb me. - Greg GuitarBuster
Water balloon bombs? - Heather
@Greg: i just tell them that i've been dead for years but nobody has noticed yet. they usually leave. - Big Joe Silence
"Are you my mummy?" - Betsy
i'd need the right kind of gas mask for that. also, someone might think it was a bad "Monsters" cosplay. - Big Joe Silence
I can't hear you, there's a gas mask in my ear. - Betsy
so i should try this with a banana? - Big Joe Silence
Lemme preface I plan to BF exclusively. But we live in a modern age and I also plan to avail myself of modern things. In this photo Every Single Type of formula has soy in it. WTF is that about.
While I have no proof #tinyhuman will be allergic to soy at all I think it'd be prudent to treat her as such until proven otherwise. I get reactions from lotions, hair care, etc that have soy in them and I'm gonna handle this formula and definitely get puked on... Ugh! Come'on 21st century! Not everything needs soy in it. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Ah, shoot. My friend did research on this, let me see if I can find the brand... Holle. It's not from the US, but you can have it shipped here. They do a soy-free infant formula: - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes, Little Organics sells it. Peaceful Planet also sells soy-free formula, but I think it is toddler formula. You could try goat's milk formula. - Mary Carmen
Damn Gina!! you two rock! Thanks. I'm super concerned about time in the hospital, cos those bishes, love covering their asses. I'm toying with the idea of bringing some formula with us to deliver, so the hospital stays happy and I stay worry free. - Lnorigb
I hate Sharepoint with the fires of 10,000 suns. It never seems to work right for everyone, and this time around it's screwy for me.
Corinne L
When you come to me for a referral, but aren't willing to tell me your exact budget, I can't help you. When you ask me to do work for free, I can't help you. When you ignore requests for specific information, forcing me to spend more time tracking down that info rather than doing the work you are actually paying me for, then I just get pissed off.
Big Joe Silence
ever put a piece of food you thought was gonna be delicious into your mouth only to discover that, while it looked just fine, it was in fact WELL past it? that just happened to me. a pastry that tasted like penicillin when i bit into it. i couldn't spit it out fast enough. hot tea to rinse. odor is still in my nose. BLEARGH.
makes me wonder how long it had been sitting in the case at the store. i just got this. - Big Joe Silence
Gross! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Corinne L
Why am I responding to work emails on a holiday? WHY??
I've been on the phone all morning for a work issue. :) Hi, happy fourth! - Stephen Mack
Backatcha Stephen. I probably wouldn't be so annoyed about it if the emails weren't from a now-former client and someone who wants to be a client. - Corinne L
Stop stop - Mo Kargas
vicster: full-bodied
Are we having a conversation, or do you just plan to monologue for the next 10 minutes?
Corinne L
Neighbor is on steps clipping his toenails. Will this be the time I hand him a broom and say "once you're done, please sweep them off the stairs, thank you"? Doubtful.
Big Joe Silence
WTF Scotus!
Jenny H.
Just write 'shit.' You're not sparing anyone by writing s*it. It just looks stupid. #fbrant
Damn straight! - CAJ hates pants
Maybe I'm just too desensitized to swearing, but I can't imagine that someone would find 'shit' more offensive than 's*it'. *shrugs* - Jenny H. from Android
It's like a little asshole is added for emphasis :) - Eivind
Shiße! - Lnorigb from FFHound!
CRAAAAAP - Big Joe Silence
Shit on a shingle. It's what's for dinner. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
two hour-long webinar recordings to be edited then loaded into a bullshit CMS (that doesn't have a native media player) so funders can view them online by Thursday. Or, you know, Monday at the latest. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
I swear on everything holy my boss is a gotdamb saint b/c this is the kind of shit he shields me from. he's out of town this week, so heaven help me not get my ass fired. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Yeesh. Courage, sister. - Corinne L
editing a webinar recording is not fun. as far as hosting, youtube is our friend. Did this turn out OK in the end? - Laura Norvig
thanks Laura, yeah. Erica intervened to liaise on the whole "what's the difference between posting a link and embedding a video on a website?" nonsense. I just sent everything to her. She is an angel, as we know. Both she and Matt have permanent halos as far as I'm concerned. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Mo Kargas
The stress level in my job has become astronomical again, far more than one or even two people can handle. To the point where I dread going to work. This isn't going to stand.
:o/ Got a plan? - Melly
I'd say another job, but I don't know. I don't think there's much life left in this career. But additionally I don't know what else to do. - Mo Kargas
:( - Anne Bouey
CAJ hates pants
Threaten to block an internet security company because you generate two tickets if we email and follow up with a call to verify receipt? Your reply just got a one star rating. Have fun with that, jerk. Your system failure is not our problem. "Do not duplicate reports or we will block you for SPAM, this is your final warning." Whatever.
I am so damn tired of being left out of the loop, and tired of your surprise when I call you on it.
:( - Anne Bouey
Laura Norvig
exchange with a co-worker over email about promoting newsletter column she wrote: Me: Do you have a twitter account? Her: Yes.
How about telling me your handle. Honestly. - Laura Norvig
Trish R
Do you ever give anyone a pass for making a mistake?
Katy S
Who pissed off the retail clerk by not giving out her phone number? That would be me. And no, they don't need my email address, either. Just take my money and hand over your wares.
I just say "no thank you" and never get any cranky from them for it any more - back when they first started doing it, it would happen occasionally, but not so much anymore. - ellbeecee
I asked if she really needed it. Then she started in with the obscufation which annoyed me, at which point I declined to provide it. That's when she asked for my email address. When I declined to provide that, I could tell she was upset with me for not playing along. - Katy S from iPhone
We just make up numbers or start giving out a nice 800 porn number or psychic number. Email, make up a name and end it with .gov. - Janet
So here's a question: have you ever declined, but you end up subscribed to their list anyway? Is that through my credit card or phone wifi or something? - Meg VMeg
When I'm pissy I say "just use yours" - Brian Johns
when i'm flirty i say 'whats yours?' - chaz2b
When I'm obstreperous I say, "What's an e-mail address?" - Stephen Mack
999-999-9999 and [cashiers name] or [store name] at aol dot com. my standard unvaried response. I once got the "I can't do my job if you don't do you job speech." I blinked hard and asked for her manager. who confirmed that I did NOT work there therefore I had no job. BUT!! I'm started to amend my email policy when I get asked "would you like your receipt emailed or a paper receipt" - Lnorigb
I get being frustrated, because cashiers are often expected to hit a certain percentage, but the frustration should be at the company policy makers for being unreasonable. - Heather
Heather - I was mostly annoyed by the fact that she so clearly was annoyed at me for not giving her my phone number, not the fact that she asked for it. - Katy S
I tell them that I don't give it out because I don't like phone spammers. If they respond it's for other purposes, I give them all zeros. It makes them mad but I tell them I'll just take my business elsewhere. - Elena
Next time I'm going to use Stephen's solution. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Why do they need your phone number, anyway? - Melly
I'd assume for marketing and customer profiling. - Andrew C (✔)
Where the hell are you all shopping that people ask you this shit? I've only ever been asked for my zip code or occasionally solicited for a loyalty card. Good lord shopping is getting tedious! - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
I've occasionally been asked if I'd like to join a mailing list, but that's it. - Melly
I hate this, too. I think you're buying their crap and that should be enough. Amanda, I get it at Victoria's Secret, The Body Shop, Ulta, and sporting goods stores. It seems to be increasingly more common. I'm glad they don't do that here. - Jenny H. from Android
Additional reasons to cut this nonsense off: - RepoRat
Oooh, Repo! Thanks for this link. - Janet
Lowes makes you given them your phone number when you buy, in order to do a return later. It's really annoying, but yeah, I give it to them if I'm buying anything big. - Kirsten
I've never had that happen at Lowes, Kirsten - I always go with the same "no thank you" and just get an ok. And I've had to return things there with no problem. Now Macys, with their emailed receipts it irritates me a bit because I do email to avoid more paper in my pockets, but I get a coupon every time. Usually for housewares, which I almost never shop for there. - ellbeecee
This brings to mind the other *mining* done by our healthcare. Our current (and former) system requires ethnicity. You may opt out by choosing Hispanic or Non-Hispanic. Why? - Janet
I've never had Lowe's ask me for a phone number. If they did I'd leave my stuff on the counter and walk out. The places I most commonly and frequently shop are REI, Sports Authority, Staples, Pier 1, Michaels, Raley's, Walgreens, and Target. None of them have ever asked for my phone number, just either a zip code or solicited a loyalty program. So FYI if you're looking for safe places to shop. - Hookuh Tinypants
Bed Bath & Beyond always asks for a phone number. "No, thanks," takes care of it. - Betsy
Mo Kargas
My kingdom for a technical project manager. One more concerned with actual requirements gathering and implementation than what frigging suit he's gonna wear to a meeting.
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