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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 20 June 2020, 20:54

Severelius wrote:
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Severelius wrote:I have no shoes to wear to work that don't fucking cripple me.

I bought new ones right at the end of lockdown but two days wearing them produced like 3 blisters and violently flayed a strip of skin off the top of my left foot. So I ditched them and went back to my old ones, and was immediately reminded of why I replaced them to begin with because they too have given me blisters and the sole is so worn out that I might as well be walking around barefoot when I wear them.

I just.... my feet hurt so much all the time. :cry:

Awww! :(

Are all these shoes too small or something?

No.

The shoes I recently bought are the exact same size and style that I bought when I first started my new job and those ones were fine but these new ones are fucking satanic. And the ones I replaced fit fine but the sole has worn through which is the only real issue with them.

I just don't know why I've suddenly recently just become so much more easily-blisterable but it's actually killing me and I might have to start breaking my workplace's dress code just to avoid wearing the shoes of death because I'm not about to actually cripple myself just for a stupid dress code.

Have you brought this problem up with your manager?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 20 June 2020, 20:57

René wrote:
Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Severelius wrote:I have no shoes to wear to work that don't fucking cripple me.

I bought new ones right at the end of lockdown but two days wearing them produced like 3 blisters and violently flayed a strip of skin off the top of my left foot. So I ditched them and went back to my old ones, and was immediately reminded of why I replaced them to begin with because they too have given me blisters and the sole is so worn out that I might as well be walking around barefoot when I wear them.

I just.... my feet hurt so much all the time. :cry:

Awww! :(

Are all these shoes too small or something?

No.

The shoes I recently bought are the exact same size and style that I bought when I first started my new job and those ones were fine but these new ones are fucking satanic. And the ones I replaced fit fine but the sole has worn through which is the only real issue with them.

I just don't know why I've suddenly recently just become so much more easily-blisterable but it's actually killing me and I might have to start breaking my workplace's dress code just to avoid wearing the shoes of death because I'm not about to actually cripple myself just for a stupid dress code.

Have you brought this problem up with your manager?

My immediate manager probably won't give a toss if I don't wear 'proper' shoes.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby josheTR » 20 June 2020, 21:58

+1 frown: Allergic to fish, but addicted to fish.

Ate a whole half salmon side and some salmon fish cakes and now I think I’m going to die
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Subra » 21 June 2020, 16:05

We are trying to cancel our September holiday to Florida, as the terms of our trip have been altered by Disney. We are losing our dining plan, but not being compesated with a reduction in price as the dining was free with a promotion. This means the trip will cost us around $1500 more than anticipated. In addition, all of our dining reservations have been cancelled.

The part that is making us frown, is that Virgin holidays are being unbelievably stubborn. They claim that the holiday hasn't been massively affected by these changes (turning an all-inclusive into a self-catered), and therefore we are not eligible for a full refund. Every other airline (and Disney) are issuing full refunds for their customers in response to the pandemic. Not Virgin.

We told Virgin that we would forgo the deposit and cancel the trip. They then take over a week to respond, saying that we have left it too late and we would be losing 30% of the value of the holiday in addition to the deposit to cancel at that time. If they had cancelled our trip when we asked, we would have been within the period to just lose the deposit.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby erti » 21 June 2020, 20:57

I keep waking up in a panic thinking I'm about to die.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 23 June 2020, 20:10

I keep going back and forth on my Kindle usage and my own indecision is annoying me.

Despite the general chaotic moron energy that everyone around me thinks I radiate I'm obsessive about certain things being organised. One of them is primarily my books.

So I can't seem to decide on whether to use my Kindle for my fiction reading and keep non-fiction as physical books, or use my Kindle for non-fiction and keep fiction as physical books. I wanna get some use out of my Kindle but I can't have both non-fiction and fiction on it because there's no decent way to organise them digitally into the categories and I flit back and forth constantly.

Why do I always end up annoying myself over the most objectively moronic possible decisions?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby ThatNomad » 23 June 2020, 20:15

I write collaboratively for a hobby. Most of the stuff I write is based in the Star Trek universe, and we are a pretty easy going crowd of people. For the past week I've had a stalled storyline, because someone asked me to start us off, and then upstaged what I'd written, apparently intentionally, and basically dumped it on me to figure out how to salvage the post. Now that I've brought it up he's being petulant and basically accusing me of writing a boring intro, and asking if maybe we could move it along. :flame:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 23 June 2020, 20:24

Severelius wrote:So I can't seem to decide on whether to use my Kindle for my fiction reading and keep non-fiction as physical books, or use my Kindle for non-fiction and keep fiction as physical books. I wanna get some use out of my Kindle but I can't have both non-fiction and fiction on it because there's no decent way to organise them digitally into the categories and I flit back and forth constantly.

I find that most physical non-fiction books are generally a little bit more expensive than physical novels, so perhaps you could use your Kindle for non-fiction, since e-books are usually cheaper? If price is a main concern, I mean. When I was using a Kindle, there was lots of more academic non-fiction that was much cheaper in e-book form.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby ThatNomad » 23 June 2020, 20:43

Magic J wrote:
Severelius wrote:So I can't seem to decide on whether to use my Kindle for my fiction reading and keep non-fiction as physical books, or use my Kindle for non-fiction and keep fiction as physical books. I wanna get some use out of my Kindle but I can't have both non-fiction and fiction on it because there's no decent way to organise them digitally into the categories and I flit back and forth constantly.

I find that most physical non-fiction books are generally a little bit more expensive than physical novels, so perhaps you could use your Kindle for non-fiction, since e-books are usually cheaper? If price is a main concern, I mean. When I was using a Kindle, there was lots of more academic non-fiction that was much cheaper in e-book form.


Problem with that concept is when the non-fiction tends towards more scientific works. I've found the Kindle to be less than great at displaying graphs, and other images that are often included in such books, as well as putting them out of order in some cases. Makes it a little more difficult to follow along.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 23 June 2020, 20:52

ThatNomad wrote:Problem with that concept is when the non-fiction tends towards more scientific works. I've found the Kindle to be less than great at displaying graphs, and other images that are often included in such books, as well as putting them out of order in some cases. Makes it a little more difficult to follow along.

Ah yeah, that's true. I would mostly get philosophical stuff, so horrible formatting for graphics generally weren't so much of a problem. Formatting and spelling errors were still pretty rife, though. There would nearly always be page numbering problems. :lol:

With the Kindle, having the ability to digitally highlight passages, add your own notation, and create hyperlinks, seemed to me in theory to be a really useful, but I could never really get used to it for some reason...
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby ThatNomad » 23 June 2020, 21:15

I read almost exclusively on my Paperwhite, because it allows me to read in the dark once my boyfriend has gone to bed. Otherwise I'd read nothing but physical books. I greatly prefer them.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 23 June 2020, 21:57

I much prefer reading on my Kindle. It’s so much less tiring than holding up a massive tome. The Kindle that I have has such a high resolution display it’s just like reading printed text.

I put all my university textbooks (PDFs) on it, too.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 23 June 2020, 22:08

The Kindle is by far more convenient than lugging a big book around with me, to be sure.

I just wish there was a way to divide the normally-numerous books I have on the go at once into folders or categories so I don't get the fiction and non-fiction all jumbled up together based on what I most recently opened.

Because I'm anal retentive as fuck about book organisation.

Unless I'm missing something obvious that the Kindle Paperwhite can do to that effect but I just haven't managed to stumble upon it yet.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 23 June 2020, 22:12

It does have a folders feature, are you missing that?

Edit: just checked, they call it Collections.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 23 June 2020, 22:20

.... and now I feel very, very stupid for somehow not noticing that.

Okay, problem solved. I don't need to keep my physical books around at all. Hooray for more shelf space!
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 25 June 2020, 00:45

My dad is dying. It's very soon. Over this past week it's like he's went so down hill.
On Tuesday of last week him and my mom went to his regular doctor. About 2 weeks before he had a cyst or boil grow on his stomach. ( His twin died from stomach cancer). And the doctor immediately said it was the cancer spreading. He just knew it. The next day he went for his weekly chemotherapy and the doctor said there was nothing else they could do and refused it.

Since then he's been declining. He can't walk and won't let my mom leave his side. His memory is shot. He doesn't remember when he's been fed or what he just asked you.

I talked to my mom a little bit ago and even she said she doesn't know if it's gonna be a week or 2. She was always the positive one. Any time someone said something negative she would block them out and remain positive. but even she knows he isn't doing good. Gawd they've been married over 50 years.

This day has been coming for a long time but it's awful knowing the day is soon. I wish it was peaceful and unexpected. seeing him like this isn't good.

He doesn't seem to be in any physical pain. and my mom refuses any kind of hospice. This decline has been so fast. Everyday I expect to wake up with the news of him passing.
He's like the world's greatest dad. He raised not only 6 kids of his own but some of my mom's siblings and even my 2 nieces. He's the hardest working person I ever met.

I'm rambling I guess.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby ThatNomad » 25 June 2020, 00:55

Capt._Trips wrote:My dad is dying. It's very soon. Over this past week it's like he's went so down hill.
On Tuesday of last week him and my mom went to his regular doctor. About 2 weeks before he had a cyst or boil grow on his stomach. ( His twin died from stomach cancer). And the doctor immediately said it was the cancer spreading. He just knew it. The next day he went for his weekly chemotherapy and the doctor said there was nothing else they could do and refused it.

Since then he's been declining. He can't walk and won't let my mom leave his side. His memory is shot. He doesn't remember when he's been fed or what he just asked you.

I talked to my mom a little bit ago and even she said she doesn't know if it's gonna be a week or 2. She was always the positive one. Any time someone said something negative she would block them out and remain positive. but even she knows he isn't doing good. Gawd they've been married over 50 years.

This day has been coming for a long time but it's awful knowing the day is soon. I wish it was peaceful and unexpected. seeing him like this isn't good.

He doesn't seem to be in any physical pain. and my mom refuses any kind of hospice. This decline has been so fast. Everyday I expect to wake up with the news of him passing.
He's like the world's greatest dad. He raised not only 6 kids of his own but some of my mom's siblings and even my 2 nieces. He's the hardest working person I ever met.

I'm rambling I guess.


Hugs!

Ramble on!

I know you don't know me, but I'm going through a similar experience. If you want to reach out to chat I'm always available!
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby erti » 25 June 2020, 01:23

Capt._Trips wrote:My dad is dying. It's very soon. Over this past week it's like he's went so down hill.
On Tuesday of last week him and my mom went to his regular doctor. About 2 weeks before he had a cyst or boil grow on his stomach. ( His twin died from stomach cancer). And the doctor immediately said it was the cancer spreading. He just knew it. The next day he went for his weekly chemotherapy and the doctor said there was nothing else they could do and refused it.

Since then he's been declining. He can't walk and won't let my mom leave his side. His memory is shot. He doesn't remember when he's been fed or what he just asked you.

I talked to my mom a little bit ago and even she said she doesn't know if it's gonna be a week or 2. She was always the positive one. Any time someone said something negative she would block them out and remain positive. but even she knows he isn't doing good. Gawd they've been married over 50 years.

This day has been coming for a long time but it's awful knowing the day is soon. I wish it was peaceful and unexpected. seeing him like this isn't good.

He doesn't seem to be in any physical pain. and my mom refuses any kind of hospice. This decline has been so fast. Everyday I expect to wake up with the news of him passing.
He's like the world's greatest dad. He raised not only 6 kids of his own but some of my mom's siblings and even my 2 nieces. He's the hardest working person I ever met.

I'm rambling I guess.


I'm sorry to hear. Reading that and the thought of death is scary. I'm in tears because in a way I can get what you're going through. My stepdad had cancer and I can only think about how his would effect my mom and sister. When my grandma died I refused to cry at her funeral. Maybe if I did and actually opened up to people back then it wouldn't be as "broken" in a way. Be by your father... let him pass knowing he was a positive thing in his life and let him die in peace that he left the world a somewhat better place for his kids and love ones.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 25 June 2020, 02:55

Really sorry to hear that, Chris! But I'm glad he doesn't seem to be experiencing any physical pain... :hug:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Jzone » 26 June 2020, 07:40

Capt._Trips wrote:My dad is dying.

I feel for you, Chris. I'm glad you are clear about what is happening. Denial doesn't help anyone. Facing our parents' mortality is not easy.
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