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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 23 July 2022, 13:09

I just woke up from a nightmare where I witnessed very uncomfortable workplace bullying between a manager and a duty manager who work at the hotel. Funny thing is that nothing like that happened in real life. :confused:

Work has however been stressful. I’m doing a lot to make sure things stay running smoothly in laundry, and I had to deal with some absolute Karens when it comes to guests. :pfft:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 24 July 2022, 07:50

rogonandi wrote:I just woke up from a nightmare where I witnessed very uncomfortable workplace bullying between a manager and a duty manager who work at the hotel. Funny thing is that nothing like that happened in real life. :confused:

Work has however been stressful. I’m doing a lot to make sure things stay running smoothly in laundry, and I had to deal with some absolute Karens when it comes to guests. :pfft:


Sounds unpleasant. Personally I tend to like my nightmares, since they can be quite exciting. I just don't like the ones where I end up getting shot by people, because those ones always lead to higher anxiety for me and worsened agoraphobia (for some reason). I think I start getting more afraid something bad will happen to me if I go out, like oh I don't know, maybe getting shot by someone in a passing car.

The worst is sleep paralysis, which happens to me sometimes. It's terrifying and extremely, unimaginably worse than any nightmare I've ever had. It always feels like there's some demon in the room trying to possess me or some such thing. I suppose it might be related to hypnopompic hallucinations in some ways, if you've ever had those; but for me they're more like delusions, where I just "sense" some presence trying to possess me or in the room with me, while I try to resist the paralysis. I hate it and it tends to feel like forever before I calm down and the paralysis goes away.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 30 July 2022, 17:34

I’ve been awakened like five times today by phone phishers telling me about non-existent credit card problems. Leave me the hell alone so I can get decent sleep for work. :angry:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 30 July 2022, 17:39

rogonandi wrote:I’ve been awakened like five times today by phone phishers telling me about non-existent credit card problems. Leave me the hell alone so I can get decent sleep for work. :angry:

Can't you set your phone to Do Not Disturb but let just favourited numbers through or something?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 30 July 2022, 18:21

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rogonandi wrote:I’ve been awakened like five times today by phone phishers telling me about non-existent credit card problems. Leave me the hell alone so I can get decent sleep for work. :angry:

Can't you set your phone to Do Not Disturb but let just favourited numbers through or something?

Maybe, though one of the times it was the intercom for the apartment. It was someone who was buzzing all the numbers to try to get in.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 31 July 2022, 07:31

rogonandi wrote:
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rogonandi wrote:I’ve been awakened like five times today by phone phishers telling me about non-existent credit card problems. Leave me the hell alone so I can get decent sleep for work. :angry:

Can't you set your phone to Do Not Disturb but let just favourited numbers through or something?

Maybe, though one of the times it was the intercom for the apartment. It was someone who was buzzing all the numbers to try to get in.

Annoying af right? The intercom system where I live, there is a trades button that opens the buildings main door at any time of the day (which kind of defeats the purpose of the intercom system right?) Directly below it is the button for my place. The number of times I've been rudely awoken by some toolbag who can't manage pressing the right button :flame: :hitler:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 31 July 2022, 11:18

I was in a great deal of pain last night, and I was up all night tossing and turning. I had to take a ton of NSAIDs, some of which I couldn't even keep down. Whatever it was, it was extremely unpleasant and painful, and now I'm super tired—which, in all honesty is somewhat good, since I'd probably want to sleep regardless.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 1 August 2022, 09:49

McTaggartfan wrote:I was in a great deal of pain last night, and I was up all night tossing and turning. I had to take a ton of NSAIDs, some of which I couldn't even keep down. Whatever it was, it was extremely unpleasant and painful, and now I'm super tired—which, in all honesty is somewhat good, since I'd probably want to sleep regardless.

Sorry to hear that Sir Taggart. :(

The thing that makes me frown is that I’m sick with sinusitis. Yuck. :pfft:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 2 August 2022, 12:11

McTaggartfan wrote:I was in a great deal of pain last night, and I was up all night tossing and turning. I had to take a ton of NSAIDs, some of which I couldn't even keep down. Whatever it was, it was extremely unpleasant and painful, and now I'm super tired—which, in all honesty is somewhat good, since I'd probably want to sleep regardless.

Oh no! How has it been since? :hug:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 2 August 2022, 16:20

René wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:I was in a great deal of pain last night, and I was up all night tossing and turning. I had to take a ton of NSAIDs, some of which I couldn't even keep down. Whatever it was, it was extremely unpleasant and painful, and now I'm super tired—which, in all honesty is somewhat good, since I'd probably want to sleep regardless.

Oh no! How has it been since? :hug:


Thanks, Rene. :3

It hasn't recurred, but what's taken its place is a sequence of headaches—which new pain, thankfully, is both far less intense than the other, and admits of easier management by the use of NSAIDs.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 2 August 2022, 16:41

McTaggartfan wrote:
René wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:I was in a great deal of pain last night, and I was up all night tossing and turning. I had to take a ton of NSAIDs, some of which I couldn't even keep down. Whatever it was, it was extremely unpleasant and painful, and now I'm super tired—which, in all honesty is somewhat good, since I'd probably want to sleep regardless.

Oh no! How has it been since? :hug:


Thanks, Rene. :3

It hasn't recurred, but what's taken its place is a sequence of headaches—which new pain, thankfully, is both far less intense than the other, and admits of easier management by the use of NSAIDs.

I'm glad it hasn't recurred!

Have you tried paracetamol (acetaminophen in special-snowflake American :P)? This is much safer, especially with frequent use, as NSAIDs are associated with increased risk of heart disease.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 2 August 2022, 19:50

René wrote:I'm glad it hasn't recurred!

Have you tried paracetamol (acetaminophen in special-snowflake American :P)? This is much safer, especially with frequent use, as NSAIDs are associated with increased risk of heart disease.

Yeah, I have. It's actually my preferred NSAID, and when it's available at the store I always end up buying it over the alternatives.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 2 August 2022, 20:11

McTaggartfan wrote:
René wrote:I'm glad it hasn't recurred!

Have you tried paracetamol (acetaminophen in special-snowflake American :P)? This is much safer, especially with frequent use, as NSAIDs are associated with increased risk of heart disease.

Yeah, I have. It's actually my preferred NSAID, and when it's available at the store I always end up buying it over the alternatives.

Paracetamol is actually generally not considered an NSAID :)
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby colby100 » 2 August 2022, 20:45

McTaggartfan wrote:I was in a great deal of pain last night, and I was up all night tossing and turning. I had to take a ton of NSAIDs, some of which I couldn't even keep down. Whatever it was, it was extremely unpleasant and painful, and now I'm super tired—which, in all honesty is somewhat good, since I'd probably want to sleep regardless.


Sorry to hear that. I hope things get better soon.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 3 August 2022, 07:32

I spread my illness to my husband. He has it worse than I did. :(
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 August 2022, 09:28

rogonandi wrote:I spread my illness to my husband. He has it worse than I did. :(

Oh no, your poor husband :( :hug: :(

Hopefully he'll recover quickly!
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 19 August 2022, 16:37

This idiotic, mindless, and ill-informed bit of writing concerning the relation between philosophy and suicide.

https://dailyfreepress.com/2021/03/29/a ... al-matter/
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 19 August 2022, 18:40

To add on to my previous post on this thread, why is it that Columbia, the feminine personification of the U.S., always has to look like some classless and tawdry prostitute you’d find hanging around your local strip club? Why can’t she look fierce and warlike, as in Britannia depicted on the Armada Memorial—or else as in many depictions of Athena or Minerva?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 23 August 2022, 14:47

Mary’s dog, Tikka, passed away yesterday in the early hours of the morning. I went with Mary later in the day to the vet’s office, who will handle the matter of cremation. I’m saddened by Tikka’s passing, of course, but hardly surprised that it happened, since she’d been ailing and diminishing for weeks.

I suppose it’s rather fitting that pets are usually cremated, given that it seems proper to the greatest of souls that a bright and fiery pyre (of sorts) should be made to mark their departure from this world.

But I’d imagine that when it comes to the fact of loss and mortality, I’m a fair bit luckier than some people; because I’ve exceptional hope, if not outright belief, that the bonds of love cannot be so easily broken—that what is loved really can never be lost, even if it may appear to us at times as though it were otherwise. In the end and on the final analysis, I should think Walt Whitman to have been right in saying what he did, that “those who love each other shall become invincible.” While my intellect may think it premature to be arriving at conclusions of such grand import, in my heart of hearts, there abides not the slightest doubt about this.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby colby100 » 23 August 2022, 16:18

McTaggartfan wrote:Mary’s dog, Tikka, passed away yesterday in the early hours of the morning. I went with Mary later in the day to the vet’s office, who will handle the matter of cremation. I’m saddened by Tikka’s passing, of course, but hardly surprised that it happened, since she’d been ailing and diminishing for weeks.

I suppose it’s rather fitting that pets are usually cremated, given that it seems proper to the greatest of souls that a bright and fiery pyre (of sorts) should be made to mark their departure from this world.

But I’d imagine that when it comes to the fact of loss and mortality, I’m a fair bit luckier than some people; because I’ve exceptional hope, if not outright belief, that the bonds of love cannot be so easily broken—that what is loved really can never be lost, even if it may appear to us at times as though it were otherwise. In the end and on the final analysis, I should think Walt Whitman to have been right in saying what he did, that “those who love each other shall become invincible.” While my intellect may think it premature to be arriving at conclusions of such grand import, in my heart of hearts, there abides not the slightest doubt about this.


Sorry to hear about your loss. Great analysis, too.
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