What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today?

Talk about anything and everything.

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby pozzie » 15 October 2021, 21:05

PopTart wrote:
Severelius wrote:Another sitting MP got murdered today.

Safe to say I really hate what this country seems to be turning into over the past decade.

Yeah, I just saw that.

We have got to the point where politicians are comfortable calling each other scum and vermin.

That kind of tone can lead people to believe that, waltzing up to MP's and giving them the shiv, is in keeping with political discourse. :shrug:


Pretty sure I read about on the BBC news site - there was a mention about MPs meeting with constituents with mental health issues - wasn't sure if that was a general, like duh, statement or a hint how this is going to shake out.

Given the tenor of our political discourse over here of late, I'm amazed we haven't had more of this sort of thing. However, I guess the feds are going to start investigating threats made against all sorts of elected officials, not just those who head to DC. Seems everyone from members of local school and parks boards on up are getting lots of nasty and threatening communications on all channels available.

So, it's not just you guys - we're in a period of instability. Global mental instability, that is. :argh:
pozzie
 
Posts: 879
+1s received: 229
Joined: 4 June 2021, 20:43

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby PopTart » 15 October 2021, 21:36

pozboro wrote:
PopTart wrote:
Severelius wrote:Another sitting MP got murdered today.

Safe to say I really hate what this country seems to be turning into over the past decade.

Yeah, I just saw that.

We have got to the point where politicians are comfortable calling each other scum and vermin.

That kind of tone can lead people to believe that, waltzing up to MP's and giving them the shiv, is in keeping with political discourse. :shrug:


Pretty sure I read about on the BBC news site - there was a mention about MPs meeting with constituents with mental health issues - wasn't sure if that was a general, like duh, statement or a hint how this is going to shake out.

Given the tenor of our political discourse over here of late, I'm amazed we haven't had more of this sort of thing. However, I guess the feds are going to start investigating threats made against all sorts of elected officials, not just those who head to DC. Seems everyone from members of local school and parks boards on up are getting lots of nasty and threatening communications on all channels available.

So, it's not just you guys - we're in a period of instability. Global mental instability, that is. :argh:
I'll wait to see what is actually said in official statements I think, it would be too easy to rush to assumptions. Could be anything these days.


I've actually seen some stuff online that suggests that rural communities are convinced you guys are heading towards a civil war :lol: I'm sure it's just talk, but apparantly weapon and ammunition stock piling has become quite popular, I mean more so than usual, anyway.

Crazy indeed.
ImageImage
User avatar
PopTart
 
Posts: 4063
+1s received: 3022
Joined: 12 December 2017, 11:15
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby pozzie » 15 October 2021, 21:55

PopTart wrote:I'll wait to see what is actually said in official statements I think, it would be too easy to rush to assumptions. Could be anything these days.


me too - I'm always most interested in the motive

PopTart wrote:I've actually seen some stuff online that suggests that rural communities are convinced you guys are heading towards a civil war :lol: I'm sure it's just talk, but apparantly weapon and ammunition stock piling has become quite popular, I mean more so than usual, anyway.

Crazy indeed.


not really sure what to make of all this, but I don't discount it. I mean if they really do believe that a vaccine used by millions effectively will make your dick fall off, is it any stretch to think that reports of the UN suppressing our democracy, the Deep State stealing elections so, Joe Biden can come for your guns, and the election was stolen ... I mean, people really believe this shit they read online. And then there are the people ON BOTH SIDES who want to overthrow the current system by whatever means are necessary to implement their new, improved (gay state) system. Again, its one of the big reasons I'm surprised more of this hasn't been happening. So far just threats and rhetoric - well, besides 6 Jan and some localized mini-insurrections that fizzled out even faster.
pozzie
 
Posts: 879
+1s received: 229
Joined: 4 June 2021, 20:43

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby rogonandi » 4 December 2021, 21:34

I made a mistake at work and lended out amenities and did favours for a group that wasn’t allowed to have them in writing. I didn’t know this and they lied to me by omission about it. Not only will I possibly get in big trouble over it, but I was taken advantage of by a group I originally thought was pretty good.

I’m so disappointed, and angry; this is how prejudice gets born. :madred:
Image
User avatar
rogonandi
 
Posts: 2426
+1s received: 1582
Joined: 12 May 2016, 10:02
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada (ca)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Marmaduke » 5 December 2021, 11:30

rogonandi wrote:I made a mistake at work and lended out amenities and did favours for a group that wasn’t allowed to have them in writing. I didn’t know this and they lied to me by omission about it. Not only will I possibly get in big trouble over it, but I was taken advantage of by a group I originally thought was pretty good.

I’m so disappointed, and angry; this is how prejudice gets born. :madred:

What sort of amenities?
User avatar
Marmaduke
 
Posts: 8588
+1s received: 3302
Joined: 23 December 2012, 17:56
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby rogonandi » 5 December 2021, 18:36

Marmaduke wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I made a mistake at work and lended out amenities and did favours for a group that wasn’t allowed to have them in writing. I didn’t know this and they lied to me by omission about it. Not only will I possibly get in big trouble over it, but I was taken advantage of by a group I originally thought was pretty good.

I’m so disappointed, and angry; this is how prejudice gets born. :madred:

What sort of amenities?


Tablecloths for the meeting room they rented out. They knew they weren’t allowed to use ours, but I didn’t at the time. They asked me to get them some which I obliged because I thought it was a harmless request. However if I had known that they weren’t allowed to use them I never would have brought them out for them. :(
Image
User avatar
rogonandi
 
Posts: 2426
+1s received: 1582
Joined: 12 May 2016, 10:02
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada (ca)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Marmaduke » 5 December 2021, 18:54

rogonandi wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I made a mistake at work and lended out amenities and did favours for a group that wasn’t allowed to have them in writing. I didn’t know this and they lied to me by omission about it. Not only will I possibly get in big trouble over it, but I was taken advantage of by a group I originally thought was pretty good.

I’m so disappointed, and angry; this is how prejudice gets born. :madred:

What sort of amenities?


Tablecloths for the meeting room they rented out. They knew they weren’t allowed to use ours, but I didn’t at the time. They asked me to get them some which I obliged because I thought it was a harmless request. However if I had known that they weren’t allowed to use them I never would have brought them out for them. :(

Why were they forbidden from using tablecloths? Did they soil them in unspeakable fashion on their last visit? What did they do to them this time? :noes:
User avatar
Marmaduke
 
Posts: 8588
+1s received: 3302
Joined: 23 December 2012, 17:56
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby rogonandi » 5 December 2021, 19:07

^ I think it has more to do with how they like to test the limits of what they can or cannot do. Yesterday they overloaded the power circuit for the meeting room twice, and the day before a group of 30 or so came into our laundry room to wash up in front of me because the bathrooms upstairs are too far away.
Image
User avatar
rogonandi
 
Posts: 2426
+1s received: 1582
Joined: 12 May 2016, 10:02
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada (ca)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Brenden » 6 December 2021, 10:07

What sort of group is this‽
Disclaimer: All views expressed in my posts are my own and do not reflect the views of this forum except when otherwise stated or this signature is not present.

ImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Brenden
Administrator
 
Posts: 9167
+1s received: 3547
Joined: 20 December 2012, 20:12
Location: Maryland
Country: United States (us)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Marmaduke » 6 December 2021, 12:40

I’m not gonna lie, it’s sounding less like the group are a nightmare, more that they’re persisting with a shit venue for reasons that aren’t clear.

If I was responsible for booking a corporate venue and the one I chose wouldn’t give me any table cloths - at least not without apparently renting them at an additional day rate - and the meeting room couldn’t handle the people using it having laptops, I’d be asking for my money back.
User avatar
Marmaduke
 
Posts: 8588
+1s received: 3302
Joined: 23 December 2012, 17:56
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby rogonandi » 6 December 2021, 23:34

Marmaduke wrote:I’m not gonna lie, it’s sounding less like the group are a nightmare, more that they’re persisting with a shit venue for reasons that aren’t clear.

If I was responsible for booking a corporate venue and the one I chose wouldn’t give me any table cloths - at least not without apparently renting them at an additional day rate - and the meeting room couldn’t handle the people using it having laptops, I’d be asking for my money back.


I wouldn’t expect any other kind of response from you, but anyway… :rolleyes:

It wasn’t a corporate venue, but a Hanukkah party with many children and people who try to get into locked doors and help themselves despite signs telling them not to. The power circuit was messed up by many cooking devices. The family is infamous for trying their luck any way they can.
Image
User avatar
rogonandi
 
Posts: 2426
+1s received: 1582
Joined: 12 May 2016, 10:02
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada (ca)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby rogonandi » 6 December 2021, 23:51

Brenden wrote:What sort of group is this‽

It’s a large family (about 40 people) that comes to the hotel to do their Hanukkah celebration. They are infamous in this region for taking whatever advantage they can from those they deal with. Ours isn’t the only hotel they’ve lost goodwill with.
Image
User avatar
rogonandi
 
Posts: 2426
+1s received: 1582
Joined: 12 May 2016, 10:02
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada (ca)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 10 April 2022, 01:18



:facepalm2:

The smugness of comedians after the slap incident is off the charts.
Blow: "Nowadays even Liam can release an album of his screechy vocals and it'll probably go #1..."
Ramzus: I can admit that I'm horny just about 24/7
homomorphism: I used to not think your name was deshay and that Erick was just being racist
Hunter: sometimes I think I was literally born to be a pornstar
User avatar
poolerboy0077
 
Posts: 9977
+1s received: 2776
Joined: 20 December 2012, 21:20
Country: United States (us)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby PopTart » 10 April 2022, 05:59

poolerboy0077 wrote:


:facepalm2:

The smugness of comedians after the slap incident is off the charts.

Yeah, but he's not wrong is he.

He might be smug about it, but he has a point.
ImageImage
User avatar
PopTart
 
Posts: 4063
+1s received: 3022
Joined: 12 December 2017, 11:15
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 10 April 2022, 15:05

PopTart wrote:Yeah, but he's not wrong is he.

Well, no. Comedians are not under attack. But they sure do like to make it seem that way to promote themselves. Chappelle being a good example of milking a supposed controversy to get more publicity.
Blow: "Nowadays even Liam can release an album of his screechy vocals and it'll probably go #1..."
Ramzus: I can admit that I'm horny just about 24/7
homomorphism: I used to not think your name was deshay and that Erick was just being racist
Hunter: sometimes I think I was literally born to be a pornstar
User avatar
poolerboy0077
 
Posts: 9977
+1s received: 2776
Joined: 20 December 2012, 21:20
Country: United States (us)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby René » 21 July 2022, 18:50

Ugh, damn Dutch people messing with my translation... that's the trouble with Dutch people: they think they speak English. So now there's a bunch of executives at our Dutch client telling us that things sound strange in English. *sigh*

And apparently this is why I had to rush to get that 25,000-word behemoth done in just a couple of weeks, so they could spend 3 weeks questioning every word of it. :argh:
ImageImageImageImage
User avatar
René
Administrator
 
Posts: 7927
+1s received: 2950
Joined: 20 December 2012, 20:12
Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland / Maryland, USA
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby PopTart » 22 July 2022, 14:26

poolerboy0077 wrote:
PopTart wrote:Yeah, but he's not wrong is he.

Well, no. Comedians are not under attack. But they sure do like to make it seem that way to promote themselves. Chappelle being a good example of milking a supposed controversy to get more publicity.

Whoops. This didn't age well, since he did get attacked on stage. :lol:

Not a lot of love going around these days.
ImageImage
User avatar
PopTart
 
Posts: 4063
+1s received: 3022
Joined: 12 December 2017, 11:15
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby René » 23 July 2022, 21:29

René wrote:Ugh, damn Dutch people messing with my translation... that's the trouble with Dutch people: they think they speak English. So now there's a bunch of executives at our Dutch client telling us that things sound strange in English. *sigh*

And apparently this is why I had to rush to get that 25,000-word behemoth done in just a couple of weeks, so they could spend 3 weeks questioning every word of it. :argh:

We just finished writing retorts to all their know-it-all bullshit comments. Fortunately it's billable hours :P
ImageImageImageImage
User avatar
René
Administrator
 
Posts: 7927
+1s received: 2950
Joined: 20 December 2012, 20:12
Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland / Maryland, USA
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 23 July 2022, 22:17

René wrote:Ugh, damn Dutch people messing with my translation... that's the trouble with Dutch people: they think they speak English. So now there's a bunch of executives at our Dutch client telling us that things sound strange in English. *sigh*

And apparently this is why I had to rush to get that 25,000-word behemoth done in just a couple of weeks, so they could spend 3 weeks questioning every word of it. :argh:


Yes, the Dutch are really quite bad at English, aren't they? But I suppose you'd know that more intimately than I :P
User avatar
McTaggartfan
 
Posts: 957
+1s received: 296
Joined: 7 February 2021, 02:12
Location: Washington, D.C.
Country: United States (us)

Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby René » 24 July 2022, 06:40

McTaggartfan wrote:
René wrote:Ugh, damn Dutch people messing with my translation... that's the trouble with Dutch people: they think they speak English. So now there's a bunch of executives at our Dutch client telling us that things sound strange in English. *sigh*

And apparently this is why I had to rush to get that 25,000-word behemoth done in just a couple of weeks, so they could spend 3 weeks questioning every word of it. :argh:

Yes, the Dutch are really quite bad at English, aren't they? But I suppose you'd know that more intimately than I :P

They're actually very good by international standards, but it gives them a false sense of confidence in their proficiency so they think they're practically native speakers even when that is far from the truth.
ImageImageImageImage
User avatar
René
Administrator
 
Posts: 7927
+1s received: 2950
Joined: 20 December 2012, 20:12
Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland / Maryland, USA
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

PreviousNext

Recently active
Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot], DotNetDotCom.org [Bot], Trendiction [Bot] and 62 guests