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  • The Proper Employee for the Proper Job

    I'm a receptionist. I answer phones, sort mail, stuff envelopes, deal with people. Great. What I don't do: examine people's paperwork, sort it, and write down the date and time each of the hundreds of people I see every day is. One of the people I work with is responsible for the "what I don't do" category, and her boss comes to me demanding explanations and pissed as hell when she could have just asked her own employee.


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    • My 10th graders make me want to quit teaching. They are the meanest, rudest, shittiest bunch of kids I've taught in 15+ years.
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      • It's called garlic lover's pasta sauce. So why is the garlic listed AFTER the black pepper? I use this one because I only have to add half a head of garlic instead of a full head. I swear, people are weenies.
        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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        • GotD - being blamed because someone else is a f*ck up. So some dude fails his PT test at the Academy. This is my fault? He managed to do 19 pushups when I gave the test. 5 months later because the lazy f*ck hasn't pushed up anything but a beer can it is my fault he can only do 15?

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          • People who can't be bothered to train and socialize their dogs properly and/or yak on the cell phone at the dog park and let their dogs do whatever including getting into fights. These two BIG dogs were getting into it and I got knocked over and got a sprained ankle as collateral damage. Then when I tell the owner to keep his beast under better control, he says that the dog "didn't mean any harm". That's not the point you numbskull! I have to live with I sore ankle. I'm not mad at the dog, I'm mad at the person.

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            • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
              People who can't be bothered to train and socialize their dogs properly and/or yak on the cell phone at the dog park and let their dogs do whatever including getting into fights. These two BIG dogs were getting into it and I got knocked over and got a sprained ankle as collateral damage. Then when I tell the owner to keep his beast under better control, he says that the dog "didn't mean any harm". That's not the point you numbskull! I have to live with I sore ankle. I'm not mad at the dog, I'm mad at the person.
              Bleh. Did you tell him that you wont mean any harm when you send him your medical bill?

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              • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                People who can't be bothered to train and socialize their dogs properly and/or yak on the cell phone at the dog park and let their dogs do whatever including getting into fights. These two BIG dogs were getting into it and I got knocked over and got a sprained ankle as collateral damage. Then when I tell the owner to keep his beast under better control, he says that the dog "didn't mean any harm". That's not the point you numbskull! I have to live with I sore ankle. I'm not mad at the dog, I'm mad at the person.
                +100 add to that the assholes who unleash their dogs where they're not supposed to and use those damn retractable leashes. Especially when they try to bring back a 60 lb dog by pushing a button.

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                • Is there a "head slap" of the day thread, or will this do?

                  Yesterday a coworker told me how excited she is that her husband got an insulin pump, because now he can eat all sorts of desserts that he couldn't have before. She can't wait to take him to the county fair this year so she can buy him funnel cakes.

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                  • Originally posted by dragonmamma View Post
                    Is there a "head slap" of the day thread, or will this do?

                    Yesterday a coworker told me how excited she is that her husband got an insulin pump, because now he can eat all sorts of desserts that he couldn't have before. She can't wait to take him to the county fair this year so she can buy him funnel cakes.
                    She's probably secretly trying to kill him off as fast as possible.

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                    • My son had a reaction to something last night at his grandparents house, either an asthma attack or somethng very similar to anaphylactic shock, and nobody bothered to let me know about it until 7 am this morning, nearly 12 hours after it happened.

                      I'm VERY much not impressed by both the fact that nobody bothered to CALL ME, and by the fact that I have no idea what caused it or how to keep it from happening again.

                      More than just a little bit concerned.
                      Chief cook & bottle washer for one kid, a dog, 6 hens, 2 surprise! roosters, two horses, and a random 'herd' of quail.

                      ~The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something one knows nothing about and refuses to investigate~

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                      • Originally posted by dragonmamma View Post
                        Is there a "head slap" of the day thread, or will this do?

                        Yesterday a coworker told me how excited she is that her husband got an insulin pump, because now he can eat all sorts of desserts that he couldn't have before. She can't wait to take him to the county fair this year so she can buy him funnel cakes.
                        More like "funeral" cakes. They both need a dope slap.
                        This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                        Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                        Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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                        • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                          +100 add to that the assholes who unleash their dogs where they're not supposed to and use those damn retractable leashes. Especially when they try to bring back a 60 lb dog by pushing a button.
                          And of course the retractable leash is a nylon cord that's about 1/4 of an inch wide. There's a reason that nice leather leashes and chain collars are manufactured.
                          Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. (Thoreau)

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                          • Originally posted by sibylsybil View Post
                            And of course the retractable leash is a nylon cord that's about 1/4 of an inch wide. There's a reason that nice leather leashes and chain collars are manufactured.
                            I hate those freaking retractable leashes. I have a 70 pound pupper, who is still easily exciteable. We have a steel collar and a nice short leash that I grip up on (she walks next to me, heeling), and I'm working with her on staying focused on the walk, not other dogs, but it's a work in progress. I WAS going to the local lake to walk her, but because so many people use those non-leashes and let their dog stray right over to mine and get her all worked up, I stopped. Oh, after someone let their dog run up to mine and pupper pulled fast and I went down on the ground, scraping my knee, elbow and hand in the process. :-/ Now I do the city streets walk instead because I can always cross the street if I need to.
                            sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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                            • We had a collie mix growing up. Even after they came out, the retract-a-leash wasn't an option. We had the Army/ Navy K-9 leashes (The thick, doubled over, bright yellow nylon ones that were 6' long, 2" wide, and 1/2" thick) that we used on him. Anything less we feared he'd snap if he decided he needed to RUN. He heeled or walked 2-3' in front of us 95% of the time and if he ever decided to take off, all it took was "BUTCH! HERE! NOW!!!" and he'd come running back.
                              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                              • Gripe Today:
                                I HATE ironing, especially here. It took me an hour to iron 7 articles of clothing. It took me 15 minutes after that to unclog the iron from the hard water buildup. Ours is supposed to be one of the irons that is nearly impossible to get a hard water buildup clog on. I fucking hate ironing.
                                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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