Things that frustrate us all

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

  1. Commander Troi

    Commander Troi Geek Grrl Premium Member

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    It can't hurt to find out how much it pays.
     
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  2. fireproof78

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    And why I don't watch Who. It was intimidating at first, then the 9th Doctor got me in, then it was back to all the continuity finagling and I was over it.

    It has its moments, but as a series it is among the more daunting ones to try and understand.
     
  3. Fantasy Lover

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    This! So much this. Live action Aladdin didn't make the friendship between Aladdin and Genie feel genuine, live action lion King ruined the hyenas, the lions emotions and the song "be prepared", they didn't put Mushu in Mulan because it was unrealistic but did put a bird lady in it! I could go on. It's like Disney is running out of material and is using nostalgia to lure in the public
     
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  4. fireproof78

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    This is not new.

    Hell, they didn't even build off of new material with their original stories. Snow White was a fairy tale, same with Cinderella, Robin Hood, etc.

    I get that it's in vogue to look at Disney with disdain nowadays, but the cracks in this companies facade have been present for a long time, in various degrees.
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Or the Cats movie. :barf:
     
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  6. fireproof78

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    Everyone forget the first live action Jungle Book?
     
  7. DarrenTR1970

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    I was flipping through the radio dial on my way home from work when I caught our local conservative radio host (who's a transplant) laughing at the people here in Seattle who are so polite that we don't jaywalk even when there's no cars around and that he does it all the time.

    Four years ago my step sister was crossing the street in her residential neighborhood to get the mail when a car came speeding through, hit her, flipped her over the car, shattering her left shoulder and arm and breaking several ribs along with numerous contusion.

    She was in the hospital for month, was unemployed for about a year, has had numerous surgeries, but will never regain full motion of her left arm. She finally won a settlement against the driver for reckless driving. She wasn't jaywalking at the time, just simply crossing the street.

    If the same thing were to happen to this radio show host, I doubt I would feel any sympathy.
     
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  8. Fantasy Lover

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    I hate not having a drivers license, I have a friend who lives in Netherland and she occasionally holds events there. And every time it's searching how to get there, this time I can drive with a friend and his gf. But getting a hold on him wasn't easy, I just have the feeling my Dutch friend is doing it deliberately. Because there are others beside me that don't have a license but they can get help to get there easily, I don't really have someone I can count on. It really frustrates me
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    My property taxes just went up almost a grand. :sigh:
     
  10. auntiehill

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    My MUD taxes went up about $3,000 and that's in addition to my regular property taxes.
     
  11. fireproof78

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    Minor rant incoming (apologies in advance and thank you for listening in advance):

    so, I have been having the streak of suck, as one poster termed it, and slowly feeling like I have a handle on things. Wife and I managed to get some good house work done, hopefully more progress to passing next inspection, and less stress. And, while all that goes on, I hate being an adult today because the Lego set I have been waiting for went on sale and money is tied up in all the repairs and gas.

    Yes, this is a first world problem. Yes, I'm also still frustrated.
     
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  12. SJGardner

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    "All,

    As with all companies in [our] sector, it is time..."

    You know the rest. Sent at 4:30PM on a Saturday where most of the organization is still hung over from the office Christmas banquet. Really classy move.
     
  13. Avro Arrow

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    Ugh, that's awful. I'm so sorry this happened to you. :(

    Why do companies have to be this way?! :mad:
     
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  14. SithHappens

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    Further to my earlier post about other passengers when flying, returning home yesterday the passenger sat next to me fired up her iPad and proceeded to watch a movie without headphones. Why would you do that?
     
  15. Rowdy Roddy McDowall

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    Let's see....

    .............how about being forced to begin reading TWO Bette Davis bio-books at the same time while not even remotely being a fan? There was literally nothing else to pick up in the store, so...
     
  16. fireproof78

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    They're cheap.
    People are cheap.

    And not as many people are taught to be mindful of others. We have progressively rewarded self-centered behavior.
     
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    If you're lucky enough if you're familiar with, then go fully on geek mode with all the trivia about the movie and cast.

    Otherwise, go full on Mystery Science Theater 3000 on them.
     
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  18. Commander Troi

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    Argh. I'm sorry to hear that, honey. *hugs*
     
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  19. SithHappens

    SithHappens Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Being scored at the highest possible level all year on my performance reviews only to be told management have refused to allow me to have the highest score but cannot give a reason other than no one is being allowed to receive that score and most have had their scores downgraded.

    Seems little point, think I'll opt out of performance reviews next year.
     
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  20. Farscape One

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    I encountered this in retail. It's their way of lowering the amount of raise you'll get. The higher the score, the higher the raise. Even if you are the model worker, employee, etc., you can never get the max because it costs them more.

    This especially happens when you've been there a long time. (Already being at a higher pay rate means even a low percentage is still a big raise to them. For example: 4% of $15 an hour is the same as 2% of $30 an hour, which is $0.60.) It's one of the reasons why companies don't value loyalty anymore.
     
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