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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 11 October 2021, 15:55

rogonandi wrote:I had to deal with a really scammy Karen tonight. She gave me a written list of things to fix in the room, and I did fix them all. She and her husband did talk about me in the third person while I was fixing the issues, which while positive things were said, did creep me out. :blargh:
Oh god, they treated you like "the help"
Did they tip well? Or at all? Imagine the gall to give someone a list.

I guess somedays you must laugh it off and other days, it must inspire resentment.

Severelius wrote:Someday I'll learn that punching walls is not a good way of expressing anger or frustration, especially at work.

Today, however, is not that day.

It really fucking hurt.

Not healthy Steven. I'd suggest rubbing one out, but at the counter of the betting shop, might have you getting confused with the clientelle. Punching walls can't possibly be satisfying? Can it? What inspired this bout of frustration?

My own frown was gifted to me by my foolishness in volunteering to train with the chief administrator for the cash center I work at. She is due to go on maternity soon and they need someone to fill in for her role for nine months. I'll be in a cold little office on my tod and her work load is insane. keeping track of half a dozen banks, making up orders and a multitude of other, time sensitive tasks. I'm beginning to realise I might not prefer doing this, to my previous duties.

I'm learning some great skills, but I'm not sure they will be relevant for my future work plans :shrug:

I'll have to see how it goes.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 11 October 2021, 16:47

PopTart wrote:
Severelius wrote:Someday I'll learn that punching walls is not a good way of expressing anger or frustration, especially at work.

Today, however, is not that day.

It really fucking hurt.

Not healthy Steven. I'd suggest rubbing one out, but at the counter of the betting shop, might have you getting confused with the clientelle. Punching walls can't possibly be satisfying? Can it? What inspired this bout of frustration?

It's satisfying in the exact 0.1 seconds that it happens, then it is immediately regretted.

Honestly I just had one of those mornings where everything that can possibly does, and everything that individually would annoy me all happen at once. Just an endless cacophony of annoying frustrating bullshit and absolute wankers.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 11 October 2021, 19:50

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PopTart wrote:
Severelius wrote:Someday I'll learn that punching walls is not a good way of expressing anger or frustration, especially at work.

Today, however, is not that day.

It really fucking hurt.

Not healthy Steven. I'd suggest rubbing one out, but at the counter of the betting shop, might have you getting confused with the clientelle. Punching walls can't possibly be satisfying? Can it? What inspired this bout of frustration?

It's satisfying in the exact 0.1 seconds that it happens, then it is immediately regretted.

Honestly I just had one of those mornings where everything that can possibly does, and everything that individually would annoy me all happen at once. Just an endless cacophony of annoying frustrating bullshit and absolute wankers.

Aah, I know it well. I had one of those of friday just gone. So I empathise. Do you still enjoy your job?

Perhaps it's worth looking for something else soon. It's a jobseekers market right now. In the south atleast, pay rates are increasing pretty steadily across several sectors. Dunno if its reached your part of the country yet, but alot of people are moving careers down here.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 12 October 2021, 05:01

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rogonandi wrote:I had to deal with a really scammy Karen tonight. She gave me a written list of things to fix in the room, and I did fix them all. She and her husband did talk about me in the third person while I was fixing the issues, which while positive things were said, did creep me out. :blargh:
Oh god, they treated you like "the help"
Did they tip well? Or at all? Imagine the gall to give someone a list.

I guess somedays you must laugh it off and other days, it must inspire resentment.


They didn’t give a cent, though I neither expected or needed it. It was the third person talking that was really surreal.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 12 October 2021, 14:27

rogonandi wrote:
PopTart wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I had to deal with a really scammy Karen tonight. She gave me a written list of things to fix in the room, and I did fix them all. She and her husband did talk about me in the third person while I was fixing the issues, which while positive things were said, did creep me out. :blargh:
Oh god, they treated you like "the help"
Did they tip well? Or at all? Imagine the gall to give someone a list.

I guess somedays you must laugh it off and other days, it must inspire resentment.


They didn’t give a cent, though I neither expected or needed it. It was the third person talking that was really surreal.
Do you mean, talking about you, while you are right there?

It is very condescending. Implies you are beneath their notice.

Creeps.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 25 October 2021, 07:23

Lately I have been seeing a lot of videos where people are keeping big cats like lions and such as pets. They’re quite dangerous and destructive and don’t belong on the couch with you. :(
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 25 October 2021, 07:26

Have to spend multiple hours today working in a different, worse shop than my regular one, with a co-worker who I abjectly cannot stand being around.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 27 October 2021, 19:58

Because I'm a total boob, I failed the basic task of buying replacement shoelaces for my work shoes after the old ones finally frayed themselves out of existence because I got the length wrong.

So now I have to wear my old trainers to work tomorrow until the appropriate-length ones arrive on Friday.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 28 October 2021, 06:39

A neighbor already has her Christmas tree up - complete with lots of lights.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 28 October 2021, 11:57

pozboro wrote:A neighbor already has her Christmas tree up - complete with lots of lights.

I remember when it was a faux pas to do Christmas decorations until Thanksgiving at the earliest. Now they can't even wait until Halloween has past‽
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Derek » 28 October 2021, 14:02

pozboro wrote:A neighbor already has her Christmas tree up - complete with lots of lights.

Depending on the HOA bylaws it may be legal to murder her.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 28 October 2021, 18:47

Derek wrote:
pozboro wrote:A neighbor already has her Christmas tree up - complete with lots of lights.

Depending on the HOA bylaws it may be legal to murder her.


idk, but I'm guessing two months of the increase in electric bill might be murder enough
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 29 October 2021, 11:36

Apparently my co-worker is basically spying on me and informing on me to my manager.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 29 October 2021, 16:19

Severelius wrote:Apparently my co-worker is basically spying on me and informing on me to my manager.

What informable activities are you undertaking? Is it crack?

STEVE! YOU’D BETTER NOT BE DOING CRACK! :nono:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 4 November 2021, 03:08

I’ve been down in the dumps, thinking and griping about garbage I can’t control like my looks, how I was treated as a teenager and other things.

I also miss smoking. It’s been over 4 months since I quit, but I still get cravings. It’s probably because I only quit because I couldn’t afford it anymore rather than actually wanting to. :pfft:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 5 November 2021, 16:50

rogonandi wrote:I’ve been down in the dumps, thinking and griping about garbage I can’t control like my looks, how I was treated as a teenager and other things.

I also miss smoking. It’s been over 4 months since I quit, but I still get cravings. It’s probably because I only quit because I couldn’t afford it anymore rather than actually wanting to. :pfft:

I empathise Nandi. I'm sure that some people never look back after they quit smoking. But even now, I miss it. Or atleast, I miss vaping. That took the place of smoking for me. I can only encourage you to stay strong. After so much time, it would be a shame to lapse now. It might be you feel the loss of it more, because your feeling low in yourself and dwelling on things from the past you can't change.

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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby NobodySpecial » 6 November 2021, 14:32

rogonandi wrote:I’ve been down in the dumps, thinking and griping about garbage I can’t control like my looks, how I was treated as a teenager and other things.

I also miss smoking. It’s been over 4 months since I quit, but I still get cravings. It’s probably because I only quit because I couldn’t afford it anymore rather than actually wanting to. :pfft:


I wish my partner would quit. I have never smoked. Several years ago he had FIVE bypasses, and all the doctors blamed it on nicotine. For a good long while he quit, but he did start back up. He doesn't do it around me or in the house -- thank God! I don't want him to die, and I have no desire to do the "I told you so" should he have more cardiovascular issues with it OR if he were to get the more common association of smoking with lung cancer.

I won't preach to him as I know preaching only digs in one's heels. Plus, I have my own addictions.. We are both diabetic (type II), but I'm much worse on my glucose. I still love to eat, and I love my sweets now and then.

I hope he does quit one day for real, before something else happens to HIS health, but I won't stop loving him because he has such problems. I find smoking to a disgusting habit, but plenty of wonderful loving men have that addiction -- including my wonderful better half.

Good luck

PS: On a tangent, I hate HATE that some have sexualized bad health habits -- such as those that want their partner to stuff themselves (obesity fetish) or smoking during sex. I find neither such fetish porn in anyway hot. People have enough to deal with having such addictions let alone somehow make it to be erotic. :(
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 6 November 2021, 20:02

Can't claim to know enough about how addictions work, but I'm pretty confident that one really has to want to overcome an addiction for quitting to be successful. What supports would be necessary are beyond my ken, but I'm very supportive of anyone trying to kick a habit they no longer want or need.

I was a light smoker in my twenties - two or three cigarettes a day, then maybe five. When I noticed I needed to take a smoke break at work (something I'd never done before that point), that's when I decided I was no longer interested. Smoked the last one in my pack and basically never looked back. I certainly haven't had cravings or longings (like I have had for some foods I can no longer eat, but even there, the negative physical effects so disinterest me that any momentary pleasure derived from consumption completely negates any desire).

Now that's not to say I haven't smoked since. I was away on a business trip and around another smoker. I think I bought a pack then. I know of at least one other time I bought a pack - not sure if I even smoked them all or tossed them. Have smoked cigars and still smoke a pipe about six times a year (I bought my current pouch long before Covid). Regardless, I have no interest in smoking more regularly than that.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 10 November 2021, 22:35

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rogonandi wrote:I’ve been down in the dumps, thinking and griping about garbage I can’t control like my looks, how I was treated as a teenager and other things.

I also miss smoking. It’s been over 4 months since I quit, but I still get cravings. It’s probably because I only quit because I couldn’t afford it anymore rather than actually wanting to. :pfft:

I empathise Nandi. I'm sure that some people never look back after they quit smoking. But even now, I miss it. Or atleast, I miss vaping. That took the place of smoking for me. I can only encourage you to stay strong. After so much time, it would be a shame to lapse now. It might be you feel the loss of it more, because your feeling low in yourself and dwelling on things from the past you can't change.

:hug:

Thank you. I’m feeling better lately but I just find it a bit strange my craving to smoke is greater now than when I was actually quitting. :blargh:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 11 November 2021, 05:31

rogonandi wrote:
PopTart wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I’ve been down in the dumps, thinking and griping about garbage I can’t control like my looks, how I was treated as a teenager and other things.

I also miss smoking. It’s been over 4 months since I quit, but I still get cravings. It’s probably because I only quit because I couldn’t afford it anymore rather than actually wanting to. :pfft:

I empathise Nandi. I'm sure that some people never look back after they quit smoking. But even now, I miss it. Or atleast, I miss vaping. That took the place of smoking for me. I can only encourage you to stay strong. After so much time, it would be a shame to lapse now. It might be you feel the loss of it more, because your feeling low in yourself and dwelling on things from the past you can't change.

:hug:

Thank you. I’m feeling better lately but I just find it a bit strange my craving to smoke is greater now than when I was actually quitting. :blargh:
Yeah, I think it's the unspoken reality for some people, that the craving comes back at odd moments, usually when we are emotionally vulnerable or in need of distraction/relief. Giving up is usually done when we are making a choice for positive change, either from a place of optimism or because we are unhappy and need to enact positive change. So it's easier to stick to in the early days.

I think it's the same for many addictions, in that people don't ever stop being addicts to that one thing that was their poison.

I'm happy to hear you're dealing better though Daniel. They say nicotine is one of the most addictive substances around. So if you can tough out those hard times, I think that speaks really well of your willpower and determination. :thumbsup: :hug:
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