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    Closing all my application windows, blowing out my candle, turning off the light, taking the water to the fridge, refilling the cup in the corner for the cats to drink from, crawling into bed, and the fire alarm goes off.

    And then a half hour later the power trips and my UPS throws a hissy fit telling me (I think) to replace the battery. Certainly not what I needed.

    Oh, even better... turns out that a vehicle drove into a transmission tower close-ish by... that would explain that a bit more.
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    An old friend/girl I was briefly romantically involved with has recently been in touch with me again. It’s been alright, and even a little like old times, but the thing that struck me as odd is that she never wanted to give me her phone number or be friends on any form of social media, so we’ve been talking exclusively through Snapchat - which, for those who don’t know, doesn’t save messages and deletes them as soon as you navigate away from the chat screen. Very useful for conversations you want to hide. Needless to say, that was a huge red flag to me from the get-go. So eventually I had to ask her why she was so resistant to talking anywhere but Snapchat, not even in person. She got mad and didn’t talk to me for a week, until last night when she asked “are you done being mad at me or whatever?” I told her “I was never mad. I’m just sketched out by you avoiding absolutely every form of communication outside of temporary Snapchat messages.” And she starts saying how I wouldn’t understand and it’s complicated and whatnot. You see where this is going.

    Turns out she’s married, but is in the process of getting a divorce. It isn’t really much of a surprise because I’ve had a hunch that something was going on or someone else was in the picture most of the time we’ve been talking again, but damn. Don’t make someone out to be the bad guy for asking questions when you’re hiding the fact that you’re married. This is the reason I can’t stand the cliche expression “ask no questions, hear no lies.” I cooould not ask questions, or you could just...I dunno, NOT LIE about something like that. Hiding behind that phrase is unfair and deflective as hell. You’re not a character from a daytime soap opera, you’re not “veiling a mysterious and dark past” or something. This is real life with real people in it. Don’t put someone else on the spot for the sake of covering your own tracks. That’s not something someone you’re “talking to” should just shrug off and ignore for the sake of saving face. You aren’t absolved from being less than honest to me just because I had a hunch that you were. Not how that works.

    So, things are pretty much done there. I told her I wasn’t mad, but that she could’ve just communicated that to me instead of leading on that she was single and wanted to get involved again, then being unjustly angry when I had questions. I’m not gonna cut her out of my life or anything, but being anything more than friends is pretty much off the table for me. :/ Even if she does get a divorce, now I have no reason to think that if we WERE to get together, she wouldn’t do the same thing to me with someone else. I don’t feel like I’m in the wrong for concerning myself with that and removing myself from that situation.

    Be up front with people, y’all. We ain’t kids in school anymore.

    Edit: Also, being called to work six times within 24 hours for six different “emergencies” is becoming extremely frustrating. It’s like these people wait until I’m sitting in front of my food to call something in.

    Double edit: Make that seven times. So ready to be able to get out of this hell hole.
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    Ok so a couple of years ago, we got this BAD ASS preacher at the first Christian church in the little town where I live. He's my age, 38. He's cool as SHIT and is utterly against being judgemental towards others. Like me, he's not THAT kind of Christian.
    He and I became fast friends and even started a casual dress evening service wherein he preaches and i play guitar.
    It's been awesome. He's my ONLY friend in the little town where I live, and I'm the only person he hangs out with outside of his professional life.

    We hadn't had a preacher for like 2 years and had been desperately searching. I'd stopped going to church: I just wasn't feeling it. Different people tried to preach, but they just didn't have IT.

    So we finally get this guy, from Cali. Everyone loves him. For the record, I feel like 99% of preachers are full of shit- most of them are akin to used car salesmen. This dude is the best, purest, most loving preacher I've ever heard, EVER, anywhere.

    But the fucking church didn't pay him enough. I was already pissed about that: we went out to eat for his birthday awhile back and went to grab a couple of things from the store. That's when I noticed he had a food stamp card. This guy, he works his ASS off. He's salaried. He visits shut ins. He does all kinds of community outreach, like, WAY above and beyond the call of duty. And they don't pay him enough to feed his family.

    I knew this was coming the day I saw that food stamp card.

    He's taking a job in New Mexico; he's leaving at the end of the month.

    I'm fucking embarrassed by our church and our town. Where I live, everyone is conservative as fuck. They're judgemental. They judge ME. And they're all fucking "holier than thou."
    But they don't bother going to church. (If these "right wing christians" DID go to church, maybe they'd donate a little bread and our minister/my only friend in town wouldn't be having to move.)

    I wonder how long it will take before we get another minister. And I wonder if he will be a judgemental asshole? I HOPE not, but it sure wouldn't surprise me.

    SO, after Jan 2, I'm losing my spiritual guide and my ONLY rl friend in Stratford. I doubt the evening service will continue.
    And this town is losing the most incredible minister it's ever had.

    And it's all because the church won't pay him a liveable wage.
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    The phrase "We stan a ___________"

    Say that shit out loud and tell me it doesn't sound dumb. I pride myself on being on board with TONS of modern phrases about spilling tea and shit being lit fam, but say that phrase out loud and tell me you don't sound dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltrandazzo View Post
    The phrase "We stan a ___________"

    Say that shit out loud and tell me it doesn't sound dumb. I pride myself on being on board with TONS of modern phrases about spilling tea and shit being lit fam, but say that phrase out loud and tell me you don't sound dumb.
    What the fuck?
    Yeah, I'm behind the times.

    I've got one that annoys the shit out of me : "stylee" as an adjective.
    As in "wow, that run was very stylee ," which is something I heard a lot coming from supposedly high quality commentators calling snowboarding and ski runs.

    Are we just getting old?

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    What the hell does "We stan a " mean? lol

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    It is in reference to the Eminem song. Obsessive fans.

    Us.

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    Chode 1: “Was she Indian?”

    Chode 2: ”Uhhh, I dunno, could be?”

    Chode 1: “Like, dot or feather?”

    Fucking Christ, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheWiseJanitor View Post
    Chode 1: “Was she Indian?”

    Chode 2: ”Uhhh, I dunno, could be?”

    Chode 1: “Like, dot or feather?”

    Fucking Christ, guys.
    one of the guys at my last job (who i actually mostly liked) is british culturally, but one of his parents is icelandic and the other is indian. in his words, "dot, not feather." really threw me when he said that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    one of the guys at my last job (who i actually mostly liked) is british culturally, but one of his parents is icelandic and the other is indian. in his words, "dot, not feather." really threw me when he said that.
    Idk though dude. It's ok, I think, for people to make such jokes about THEMSELVES. my best friend growing up, Vineet, he used to dance around like Dhalsim from street fighter when we were playing basketball and shit like that fairly regularly. I didn't lose respect for him; rather, it cracked me up.

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    My job...ggrrrrrrr. No one wants to take the lead, and tends to stand in their corner. I finally stand up for myself and say something yesterday, and everyone gets all defensive and now I end up looking like the asshole. No one has balls here and it's so frustrating.

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    Group projects - even in grad school. I falsely assumed that at this level, everyone would be super invested and would follow through on what they said they were going to do. This is a competitive environment in a selective program. Get the fuck out if you don't care, because you're taking a seat from someone who does.

    One of my group members has openly said that she does not care about this degree or program, and is only there because NYPD gives her a year off to complete it, and she just had a baby. However, she will be forced to take FIVE grad level courses next semester - she would have more free time if she was working. Five classes is WAY more hours of work than a full time job.

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    What's the degree?

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    M.S. in Policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheWiseJanitor View Post
    Chode 1: “Was she Indian?”

    Chode 2: ”Uhhh, I dunno, could be?”

    Chode 1: “Like, dot or feather?”

    Fucking Christ, guys.
    My future mother-in-law did something similar last year. She said something about an Indian person, then clarified by saying "not those Indians, but...you know....[fans one hand out behind her head and makes whooping noises with her other hand]"

    EVERY single person in the room, without hesitating, jumped on her immediately. This is why I love the people I'll be related to someday. They are not afraid to call people out - even their own parents - when they hear something like that.

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    I'm 99% sure I got scammed by u/Newbix_ in my unchecked excitement over getting a PM from them in regards to my request in r/nin for a 9/18 ticket stub. They responded and said they had two tickets since they were unable to attend after something came up last minute and asked me to make an offer. I threw out $20 and they accepted, so I asked if it'd be through PayPal. They said their account was still in the process of being validated so they could only accept through Cash App which is a Square app that only allows debit transactions.

    Stupidly, I went forward with it and sent the $20 to their provided tag on Monday. They confirmed receipt and asked for my shipping address which I provided. It was only then that I actually viewed their post history and realized what a shady shitshow of a user they are. It was 100% my own fault and thankfully only $20, but I fully expect to never receive the ticket. I messaged again yesterday at around 5pm MT asking when it would be in the mail and they said today since it's their day off. They've been active on Reddit but haven't responded since and I don't think they will.

    Sigh.

    Since it's debit, Cash App has no recourse apart from requesting a refund, and my bank can't do anything either. I'm mostly pissed at myself for letting my desire for a hard ticket stub to the 9/18 show cloud my otherwise sound judgement. Idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klyrish View Post
    I'm 99% sure I got scammed by u/Newbix_ in my unchecked excitement over getting a PM from them in regards to my request in r/nin for a 9/18 ticket stub. They responded and said they had two tickets since they were unable to attend after something came up last minute and asked me to make an offer. I threw out $20 and they accepted, so I asked if it'd be through PayPal. They said their account was still in the process of being validated so they could only accept through Cash App which is a Square app that only allows debit transactions.

    Stupidly, I went forward with it and sent the $20 to their provided tag on Monday. They confirmed receipt and asked for my shipping address which I provided. It was only then that I actually viewed their post history and realized what a shady shitshow of a user they are. It was 100% my own fault and thankfully only $20, but I fully expect to never receive the ticket. I messaged again yesterday at around 5pm MT asking when it would be in the mail and they said today since it's their day off. They've been active on Reddit but haven't responded since and I don't think they will.

    Sigh.

    Since it's debit, Cash App has no recourse apart from requesting a refund, and my bank can't do anything either. I'm mostly pissed at myself for letting my desire for a hard ticket stub to the 9/18 show cloud my otherwise sound judgement. Idiot.
    That’s extremely shitty. Hopefully they’re being genuine and just being held up for whatever reason, who knows, but still.

    That being said, if you had to get the two together, only need one, AND manage to actually receive both, I’d probably be willing to throw $20 your way just for the other one. ;D I’m sure someday I’ll stumble across one, but it’s crazy that 9/19 tickets appear left and right but no one seems to wanna part with a 9/18. Probably has to do with Spoiler: TPD being played for the first time, or maybe it’s just by chance. Someday I’ll manage to snag a 9/18! I’m pretty sure it’s the only stub I still need, maybe Chicago N1, too if I remember right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheWiseJanitor View Post
    That’s extremely shitty. Hopefully they’re being genuine and just being held up for whatever reason, who knows, but still.

    That being said, if you had to get the two together, only need one, AND manage to actually receive both, I’d probably be willing to throw $20 your way just for the other one. ;D I’m sure someday I’ll stumble across one, but it’s crazy that 9/19 tickets appear left and right but no one seems to wanna part with a 9/18. Probably has to do with Spoiler: TPD being played for the first time, or maybe it’s just by chance. Someday I’ll manage to snag a 9/18! I’m pretty sure it’s the only stub I still need, maybe Chicago N1, too if I remember right.
    I'll definitely let you know if I end up getting both stubs. Sigh. I'm so fucking pissed at myself for not stopping and thinking a minute. The fact Cash App is debit-only should've been enough for me to be like, "NAH SON" but no. FUCK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klyrish View Post
    I'll definitely let you know if I end up getting both stubs. Sigh. I'm so fucking pissed at myself for not stopping and thinking a minute. The fact Cash App is debit-only should've been enough for me to be like, "NAH SON" but no. FUCK.
    Bruuuh, that would be awesome! I’ve been paranoid about having the same issues as I’ve recently gotten into eBay shopping, though. eBay seems like they’re on top of their shit for the most part when it comes to handling auctions and transaction issues, but I’ve heard so many horror stories about deals going bad and people getting ripped off that I’m worried it’s just a matter of time for me. People can be scum lords sometimes. Always gonna be at least one person out there who wants to ruin the party for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheWiseJanitor View Post
    Bruuuh, that would be awesome! I’ve been paranoid about having the same issues as I’ve recently gotten into eBay shopping, though. eBay seems like they’re on top of their shit for the most part when it comes to handling auctions and transaction issues, but I’ve heard so many horror stories about deals going bad and people getting ripped off that I’m worried it’s just a matter of time for me. People can be scum lords sometimes. Always gonna be at least one person out there who wants to ruin the party for everyone.
    So true, but for what it's worth, I've been using eBay since 2000 and have never had an issue like this that I recall. And if I did, payment was sent through PayPal so I was covered entirely. That's the beauty of PayPal (really, the only good thing about it)...if you get scammed, they'll refund you pretty much no questions asked. Of course, that also sets sellers up for being ripped off by unscrupulous buyers but if you just don't do what I did and stop and think, research the item, listing, and seller a bit before handing over your money, you should be fine. Avoid brand new sellers/sellers with very few feedback ratings and you shouldn't encounter any issues.

    Back to Reddit for a second: I sold my Schiit Fulla 2 DAC/amp and HIFIMAN HE-400i headphones to a single buyer on Reddit a few weeks back and it couldn't have gone smoother. Buyer paid immediately through PayPal and communicated upon delivery that everything worked and sounded awesome. I think that also lulled me a bit with that Newbix_ twat.

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    So my landlord finally get the internet sorted after it being out a month, and what happens next...i have a rat!

    Now my rooms a small studio, and i can hear the damn thing behind the non movable kitchenette every few days (i have 3 anti pest plugs so i have a feeling they are keeping it from coming out from behind that...it definitely hasn't been chewing through my things or into my food, i checked all those this weekend) and since i logged it with the letting agency last Thursday who have contacted the landlord i have had...nothing. The silence if deafening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal View Post
    roommate sex things
    At least you don't have to deal with this: https://np.reddit.com/r/legaladvice/...n_our_kitchen/

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    Postmates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playwithfire View Post
    At least you don't have to deal with this: https://np.reddit.com/r/legaladvice/...n_our_kitchen/
    Oh man! that's fucked up! I'm glad they are not that kind of couple!

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    That's crazy, I would move out.

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    My grown-ass boss is a tall white dude with giant dreads. They frequently snap off, at work or wherever he happens to be. He pulled a 6-inch chunk of his broken dread out of his pocket this morning and goes “Oh dude, this snapped off the other day and I just can’t bring myself to get rid of it.”

    Your ass has just been either A) carrying around a broken dread in the same pair of pants for three days straight, or B) CHANGING PANTS every day and CHOOSING to grab your dread and carry it around in your pocket with you? Like at work? What, for luck, like some kind of smelly-ass rabbit’s foot? It isn’t enough that we just have to deal with finding chunks of your hair at work? You don’t have any concern that you might leave one in someone’s apartment? Do you not know how fucking gross that is if someone comes home and just finds a chunk of YOUR hair on the floor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheWiseJanitor View Post
    My grown-ass boss is a tall white dude with giant dreads. They frequently snap off, at work or wherever he happens to be. He pulled a 6-inch chunk of his broken dread out of his pocket this morning and goes “Oh dude, this snapped off the other day and I just can’t bring myself to get rid of it.”

    Your ass has just been either A) carrying around a broken dread in the same pair of pants for three days straight, or B) CHANGING PANTS every day and CHOOSING to grab your dread and carry it around in your pocket with you? Like at work? What, for luck, like some kind of smelly-ass rabbit’s foot? It isn’t enough that we just have to deal with finding chunks of your hair at work? You don’t have any concern that you might leave one in someone’s apartment? Do you not know how fucking gross that is if someone comes home and just finds a chunk of YOUR hair on the floor?
    HAHAHAHA does he reek of patchouli, too?

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    Ugh, that's gross!

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