Things that frustrate us all

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rhubarbodendron, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Location:
    Kentucky
    People that don't have the common courtesy to ask for things politely. I work in a restaurant, and over the weekend I had all sorts of people either bark "RANCH!!!" at me if they wanted some more ranch dressing or "BREAD!!!!!!!" at me if they wanted more bread. Instead of, you know, being civilized humans and saying, "Hey, do you mind getting us some more bread?" or, "Could you please grab us some more ranch dressing? the six ramekins you gave me just ISN'T enough for this side salad." :lol:
     
  2. Worf factor9

    Worf factor9 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2019
    Location:
    2-Mule team Burg. Formerly Zinn-zä-nätti o-HI-o
    That always fuckin' hurts.

    But the plants will love you for your efforts. :luvlove:
     
    Gary Mitchell likes this.
  3. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral. No, wait... *Junior* Vice Admiral! Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Location:
    Warily Emerging from Lockdown
    Ah, because of insurance. I supposed I should have guessed something along those lines.

    Good luck, I hope it works out! :)
     
  4. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Location:
    milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
  5. at Quark's

    at Quark's Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    It is said that how people treat those who they perceive to be 'lower' in the hierarchy is a good indicator for how a person truly is. (Similarly to how it is said that how a society treats its weakest members and prisoners is a measure of that society).
     
    Turd Ferguson likes this.
  6. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Location:
    Great Britain
    What are these concepts of politeness and common courtesy of which you speak? Hew I work in retail and I've lost count of the number of times I served someone who was on their mobile, no doubt they would find it rude if I were on the phone and on the rare occasion I have to be on the phone to the help desks I was apologise and say something along the lines off " sorry but I'm on the phone to IT." Not Ideal I know but when there are only two members of two members of staff there isn't much you can do. Now I understand some calls have to be taken but at least apologise for being on the phone. Not to mention during all this pandemic customers reaching over you, squeezing past you without so much as an excuse me, can I just get past or can I just get in there to get X. I'm more than happy to move if you ask.
     
    Turd Ferguson likes this.
  7. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    The latest Opera update automatically includes Amazon Assistant. But you can't find it when you go to manage your extensions. You have to add it to be able to remove it. If it keeps popping back up, I will probably have to drop Opera.
     
  8. Worf factor9

    Worf factor9 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2019
    Location:
    2-Mule team Burg. Formerly Zinn-zä-nätti o-HI-o

    Firefox upon occasion Sucks. But Opera went out Loud.
     
  9. dupersuper

    dupersuper Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2020
    I'm in Canada, so I'm happy with the government deciding, because a long time ago it decided "every one, no take backs".
     
  10. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    JirinPanthosa
    How does it decide what procedures are necessary and which are elective? What was its response to AIDS in the 80s? How does it decide the treatment budget when you have one cheaper decent option and one more expensive better option? What trans care does it offer, and did it always?

    How would all that change if a super religiously conservative person was put in charge of it?

    You need to have the public option so everyone gets covered and the private option in case your disease isn’t politically convenient to treat or you disagree you’re getting the course of treatment you need.
     
  11. dupersuper

    dupersuper Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2020
    I would have to research some of these. I assume the AIDS and previous trans care answers would be depressing. That being said, I broke my leg badly in my 20s, was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, had to get a pin put in, was in the hospital for over a week, had a cast, then a brace and had a month or two of physical therapy afterward. All completely free. I became borderline diabetic at about 30, had to go to the outdoor at one point, got tested, had to get bloodwork regularly for a few years, medication at first (2 pills), a blood sugar monitor and slide refills: about $30 for the monitor and $20 per pill refill every few months. I'll take Canada style over American health care all day every day.

    A little less likely here than down south (though things are getting weird all over...), but I would hope our checks and balances would protect our extremely popular, politicians mess with it at their own risk health care system.

    We do have additional private insurance. I have a personal life insurance police, 2 RRSPs and insurance from my work. In over a decade I've used my work coverage once, when I lost a filling.
     
  12. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    JirinPanthosa
    As long as you have private alternatives when the public insurance says your treatment isn't worth it or is politically bad, that's fine. That just speaks to the need for both options to exist.
     
  13. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Location:
    Great Britain
    In the USA up until the PPACA was passed under the Obama administration wasn't it perfectly ok for insurance companies to deny treatment and/or coverage if someone had a pre-existing condition? We can be born with conditions which could be classed as a pre-existing condition.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    JirinPanthosa
    That's why we also need the public option.
     
  15. Random_Spock

    Random_Spock Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Location:
    Random_Spock
    I wish. They were transferred to my new one originally.

    Is there a way to do it via new phone and move it back?
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    Angel Hernandez. :scream:

     
    Worf factor9 likes this.
  17. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    auntiehill
    Got my first pair of progressive-lens glasses today.

    FUCK ME. I don't know if I'll ever get used to this. If I turn my head too quickly, it looks like I'm having a bad trip. :ack:
     
  18. Non Sync

    Non Sync Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Mission Viejo, CA
    My first pair of progressive lenses nearly had me puking. Went back to the doctor and quickly figured out the lab screwed up the lenses royally. The sweet vision spot instead of being directly in front of my iris was closer to the inside edge. The spot where the prescription ended was at the sweet spot.
     
  19. Doom Shepherd

    Doom Shepherd Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Location:
    Proxy Server 601
    State University system: Hey, to be more efficient and less expensive, we're going to have a new procurement system where all the companies we do business with will have their catalogs put on one website, and you can go there to order instead of using an 80's-era program you're using now. Businesses will like it because instead of selling to JUST you, they will be listed as vendors for the entire system!

    Us (The people who use the system to order everything from supplies to emergency kits to catered meals): Sounds great!

    6 months pass

    SUS: It's ready! You will now put all your orders through that site!

    Us: Well, you've got one major computer company on the site, and three other catalogs, but... no Amazon? And where are the vendors we order everything from?

    SUS: Oh, yeah... you should probably send us contact information for all your vendors. We couldn't be arsed to pull it out of the old system before we shuttered it.

    Us: ...shouldn't you have asked us for that information six months ago? We have stuff to order and no one to order it from!

    SUS: Just send your stuff in, we'll have them - and Amazon added SOON.

    One month passes:

    Us: Still can't order anything. Summer camps are approaching. We aren't ready. We NEED to order from our local vendors!

    SUS:

    [​IMG]

    Us:
    [​IMG]
     
    Avro Arrow, BK613 and auntiehill like this.
  20. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral. No, wait... *Junior* Vice Admiral! Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Location:
    Warily Emerging from Lockdown
    You probably should have expected something like this... they seem kinda SUS. :shifty:
     
    Doom Shepherd likes this.