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« Reply #480 on: November 26, 2018, 10:03:58 am »
Don't beat yourself up over it. This stuff happens. You seem much more clear-headed about the situation now than you were at the time.

I have never seen her like I've seen her this weekend.  She's a trashy piece of garbage.  The person I loved is gone, and she told me as much.  The worst thing to do was to use the advice of Dan Bacon - what a crock of ****.

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« Reply #481 on: November 26, 2018, 10:39:16 am »
I have never seen her like I've seen her this weekend.  She's a trashy piece of garbage.  The person I loved is gone, and she told me as much.  The worst thing to do was to use the advice of Dan Bacon - what a crock of ****.
Dan Bacon? Is he related to Kevin Bacon?

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« Reply #482 on: December 01, 2018, 04:25:28 pm »
Kimmy’s cave discovery story reminded m of the time I once crawled into an old coal mine shaft....  it opened up into full sized shafts, but with many broken beams and areas where the shafts had caved in partially or completely.     We crawled over a cave in that went into a portion of the mine that no other idiots had been in since before it had been back filled.  I found a very old bottle in that section. 

This was extremely stupid, and we knew it.  Haven’t done anything like that since. I still have the bottle as a souvenir of my adventurous stupidity. 
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« Reply #483 on: December 01, 2018, 04:42:20 pm »
I got to walk through some pretty interesting caves one time. I had never heard of the place and was stunned, especially when you find out it was created ~2500 years ago.


https://www.google.com/search?q=underground+city+kish+island&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjq2Lbz2P_eAhXLlVQKHTdjDVMQ7Al6BAgBEA0&biw=1344&bih=706

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« Reply #484 on: December 05, 2018, 03:28:48 am »
Michael!  How is MC EZ-E doing?  How are YOU and your BABY-MOMMA doing?  Have you got the parenting situation under control?

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« Reply #485 on: December 05, 2018, 03:52:01 am »
Me and my new friend went to the Christmas Tree lighting and winter street market on Saturday.  The idea was to have a real date and not just go home and make out all night.  But that's pretty much what happened anyway.   I mean, I'm not complaining. It's not a bad problem to have. I'd just like to build other aspects of this relationship too.

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At work we have the shittiest calender imaginable on the wall. It's a Murphy's Law calendar from this series of fine products:


Each month has a boring, badly drawn cartoon, plus the retarded little leprechaun telling an incredibly stupid joke.   We only have one month left of it, but I kind of feel like doing something awful to the calendar anyway. I want to throw it in the paper shredder, or do something horrible to the leprechaun's face. It's just such a piece of crap calendar.  I'd like to find some other shitty 2018 calendar and replace the Murphy's Law calendar for the last 3 weeks of the year just to see if anybody notices.

If we get another Murphy's Law calendar for 2019, I am definitely going to do something horrible to it. 

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My chief minion comes to my cubicle pretty often, and unfortunately she is a **** chain smoker and she smells like a human ash-tray. Today she came into my cubicle after her smoke break and reeked especially bad and it triggered my asthma and I was coughing and wheezing and convulsing and my eyes were watering and she's like OMG, leaning over me trying to help which is just making it worse by making me inhale even more of her cigarette smoke aura.  I survived, but for a while I was in real danger.

Later on Old Economy Steve came in and said "Question for ya:" and started talking, and his breath is so awful it made my whole cubicle smell like a rotting dead animal carcass. It was pretty bad. It didn't cause me to have an asthma attack, but I did feel strong nausea for a while. I should get a gigantic fan for my cubicle.

And later Boring Stories Bob came to my cubicle.  He didn't smell like cigarettes and his breath was fresh and minty, but he went on for like 15 minutes.  For a while I was listening, then I was like, ok, I'm pretending to listen while I work, and then after a while I was not even pretending to listen while I worked and he just kept going and going.  I'm not sure if a giant fan would help with this situation.

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« Reply #486 on: December 05, 2018, 06:10:02 am »
Michael!  How is MC EZ-E doing?  How are YOU and your BABY-MOMMA doing?  Have you got the parenting situation under control?

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It's going ok.  The transition from no-kids to have-newborn is about a 30 step process.  Step 1 is I'm like you, and the Dr. says "We're going to induce her tonight".  Some steps in between are:  "She's in terrible pain, I'm terrified" "Wow, that's my kid" "What do I do ?  Is he ok" "F*** WHAT DO I DO TO STOP HIM FROM CRYING" "Does he need a change or bottle?" "I know that look - dirty diaper".

And for about 3 minutes a day "he's looking me in the EYE !  what's he thinking ?"

Me and missus are a famous team and generally regarded as a well matched couple but this tests us, and frankly we are turning into more of a brother/sister dynamic.  There is little romance, some warmth, and lots of efficiency.

As for baby, he's the cutest dude that has ever lived and will be a lot of fun once he stops crying.  Thanks for asking.
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« Reply #487 on: December 05, 2018, 06:20:00 am »
Me and my new friend went to the Christmas Tree lighting and winter street market on Saturday.  The idea was to have a real date and not just go home and make out all night.  But that's pretty much what happened anyway.   I mean, I'm not complaining. It's not a bad problem to have. I'd just like to build other aspects of this relationship too.

This sounds like a problem you had before ?

Are you really hot stuff, objectively, as you really seem to sweep these ladies of yours off their feet ?  What do you think you bring to this relationship ?   

 
Each month has a boring, badly drawn cartoon, plus the retarded little leprechaun telling an incredibly stupid joke.   We only have one month left of it, but I kind of feel like doing something awful to the calendar anyway. I want to throw it in the paper shredder, or do something horrible to the leprechaun's face. It's just such a piece of crap calendar.  I'd like to find some other shitty 2018 calendar and replace the Murphy's Law calendar for the last 3 weeks of the year just to see if anybody notices.

If we get another Murphy's Law calendar for 2019, I am definitely going to do something horrible to it. 

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That poster is horrible.  We did an office move and now we're lumped in with non-IT people, ie. white, suburban mom-of-teenager sits beside me instead of smelly fat Indian man.  Believe it or not, I prefer the latter.  Is it me or does every middle-aged milquetoast Ontario white woman act like one of the guys in the Cathys sketch in the Kids in the Hall ?  Fuuhhhhhque...  Anyway, she's nice so I can't complain.  But stereotyped behaviour really makes me come up with clever responses in my head.

(Forgot to mention that it looks like Joan and I won't be taking time off from our performing after all.  We play music together and have decided to continue, as the shows are infrequent.  I did do a theatre show last night and she brought baby and all was good.)

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My chief minion comes to my cubicle pretty often, and unfortunately she is a **** chain smoker and she smells like a human ash-tray. Today she came into my cubicle after her smoke break and reeked especially bad and it triggered my asthma and I was coughing and wheezing and convulsing and my eyes were watering and she's like OMG, leaning over me trying to help which is just making it worse by making me inhale even more of her cigarette smoke aura.  I survived, but for a while I was in real danger.

Wow.   We have a 'no smells' policy in our office, and separate cubicles for smokers' coats.

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Later on Old Economy Steve came in and said "Question for ya:" and started talking, and his breath is so awful it made my whole cubicle smell like a rotting dead animal carcass. It was pretty bad. It didn't cause me to have an asthma attack, but I did feel strong nausea for a while. I should get a gigantic fan for my cubicle.

A can of old school aerosol lilac scent.... "Sorry - excuse me ..." Interrupt, then spray.  The purpose is to send a message more than a smell.

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And later Boring Stories Bob came to my cubicle.  He didn't smell like cigarettes and his breath was fresh and minty, but he went on for like 15 minutes.  For a while I was listening, then I was like, ok, I'm pretending to listen while I work, and then after a while I was not even pretending to listen while I worked and he just kept going and going.  I'm not sure if a giant fan would help with this situation.
 

20 years ago we had one of those.  "Hey Mike.  I got some jokes... Did you hear the one about the guy with Aids ?"  He tried to put himself off as almost an academic in his knowledge and told these shitty inappropriate jokes.  We saw his car once and it was like a 1970s orange Trans Am with an eagle on the hood.  Yes, a 15 year old muscle car really stood out in downtown Toronto.  The last time I saw him, it was his picture on the back of a programming language text book that everyone was buying so I guess somehow he made it.

I don't even remember his name, but maybe it was Tom.  The way we dealt with him was when he was in someone's cubicle for 3 minutes, the unaffected persons would call that person's cubicle and  "Sorry, I have to take this" and Tom would go.
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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #488 on: December 05, 2018, 08:21:48 am »


My chief minion comes to my cubicle pretty often, and unfortunately she is a **** chain smoker and she smells like a human ash-tray. Today she came into my cubicle after her smoke break and reeked especially bad and it triggered my asthma and I was coughing and wheezing and convulsing and my eyes were watering and she's like OMG, leaning over me trying to help which is just making it worse by making me inhale even more of her cigarette smoke aura.  I survived, but for a while I was in real danger.

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That's terrible.  Is there any way you can say to her that you are extremely sensitive to cigarette smoke, and ask if she would mind avoiding you for 30 minutes after she's had a cigarette?  I'm only slightly sensitive to cigarette smoke, but I do tell people that it bothers me and people have been very thoughtful to avoid triggering my asthma.   

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« Reply #489 on: December 05, 2018, 09:11:36 am »
Time for bed said Zebedee...
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« Reply #490 on: December 05, 2018, 10:01:58 am »
This sounds like a problem you had before ?

Are you really hot stuff, objectively, as you really seem to sweep these ladies of yours off their feet ?  What do you think you bring to this relationship ?   

I ... I think I'm conventionally good looking, though not "network TV attractive".  I think it's mostly that this whole thing was hatched around the idea of girl-on-girl frolicking, and extending it beyond the original context is taking a while.  That's actually how all of this has worked for me. Sex first, friendship later. My earlier attempts at heterosexual relationship were somewhat the opposite. The friendship came first and easily, the sex .. uh, well, in hindsight that part of it makes more sense now.

That poster is horrible.  We did an office move and now we're lumped in with non-IT people, ie. white, suburban mom-of-teenager sits beside me instead of smelly fat Indian man.  Believe it or not, I prefer the latter.  Is it me or does every middle-aged milquetoast Ontario white woman act like one of the guys in the Cathys sketch in the Kids in the Hall ?  Fuuhhhhhque...  Anyway, she's nice so I can't complain.  But stereotyped behaviour really makes me come up with clever responses in my head.

I know, right? I feel genuinely disappointed that somebody in the office has such a lame sense of humor. Maybe one of our suppliers sent it or maybe it was a Christmas gift that somebody got and brought to work because they didn't want it in their home.

I don't know who actually brought the calendar. Old Economy Steve would have been the obvious candidate, but we had the calendar before he started with us. I can't figure out whose sense of humor is so banal they would like this.   The technical people have highly quirky senses of humor, which rules out Good Boss Greg, Engineer Ed, Tech Sales Tom, and Ted Technician. It doesn't seem like something Boring Stories Bob would bring either.  So that leaves either Production Chief Pete or one of the minions.

I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but I just really want to **** up this calendar.

(Forgot to mention that it looks like Joan and I won't be taking time off from our performing after all.  We play music together and have decided to continue, as the shows are infrequent.  I did do a theatre show last night and she brought baby and all was good.)

Yay! Now that you've got the parenting thing on lockdown, you're discovering that you can still have a life!

I will be so delighted if young EZ's first words are "wubbah chicken?"

Wow.   We have a 'no smells' policy in our office, and separate cubicles for smokers' coats.

A can of old school aerosol lilac scent.... "Sorry - excuse me ..." Interrupt, then spray.  The purpose is to send a message more than a smell.

This is genius.  Maybe I should also buy a large bowl full of breath mints and put them on the shelf by my cubicle entrance. 


I don't even remember his name, but maybe it was Tom.  The way we dealt with him was when he was in someone's cubicle for 3 minutes, the unaffected persons would call that person's cubicle and  "Sorry, I have to take this" and Tom would go.

That's also genius.   We should coordinate something like that at my place.  Sometimes Engineer Ed will break up these things by making some comment that completely distracts Bob and puts him on a whole different rail. "Holy ****, Bob, what happened to your shoes? It looks like a wolverine attacked you." Then Bob will start telling Ed about how shitty the shoes are and he's never buying that brand again and so on and Ed says "uh huh" and leaves and Bob goes back to his cubicle and starts working again.

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #491 on: December 05, 2018, 10:41:03 am »
You guys are sounding super judgemental about your coworkers....   maybe they’re not the issue....?   Just sayin’...
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« Reply #492 on: December 05, 2018, 11:04:05 am »
You guys are sounding super judgemental about your coworkers....   maybe they’re not the issue....?   Just sayin’...

My coworker who does the on-site training of new clients has come back from the last 4 installs with horror stories of everyone she trains - they are all idiots, unqualified, stupid....etc.

2 installs ago, she gave us a report on how it went and I walked away saying, "Well, that was depressing."

The last install, I walked away from her report saying, "It's amazing to me that every client in every town office we install at, are all unqualified idiots."

She treats the rest of us in the office the same way.

It's a pretty toxic workplace.  But it's a job right now so I try to stay positive.
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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #493 on: December 05, 2018, 11:49:17 am »
I got to walk through some pretty interesting caves one time. I had never heard of the place and was stunned, especially when you find out it was created ~2500 years ago.


https://www.google.com/search?q=underground+city+kish+island&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjq2Lbz2P_eAhXLlVQKHTdjDVMQ7Al6BAgBEA0&biw=1344&bih=706

Those are amazing.  I have a bluff in front of my house that I keep dreaming of digging out and making a wine cellar like those caves!  But the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars it would cost to drill into rock has left me with just fantasies...


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« Reply #494 on: December 05, 2018, 11:59:17 am »
And later Boring Stories Bob came to my cubicle.  He didn't smell like cigarettes and his breath was fresh and minty, but he went on for like 15 minutes.  For a while I was listening, then I was like, ok, I'm pretending to listen while I work, and then after a while I was not even pretending to listen while I worked and he just kept going and going.  I'm not sure if a giant fan would help with this situation.

I can deeply sympathize with you on this one. There were so many times I was stuck in my cubicle and while some idiot was droning on and on I was fantasizing about a trap door under the desk I could slip into and disappear if only he'd turn his head (it's always a he). I found the only actual way to get free of them was to get up and leave myself.
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