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    KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    I can appreciate the fact that people have a wide variety of options on which pens are the best to write with and use.

    But if you're going to try to make me wait for a note because you use a dipped pen and the ink needs to dry, I will call you a pretentious twat.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    I can appreciate the fact that people have a wide variety of options on which pens are the best to write with and use.

    But if you're going to try to make me wait for a note because you use a dipped pen and the ink needs to dry, I will call you a pretentious twat.

    As someone who has used pens and pots of ink, yo what? They are using it in a office setting? I can't even use a fountain pen because the ink takes time to dry.

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I am going to have to attend a meeting on Saturday with the landowners of the reserve, because everyone senior to me is away. The landowners are all intimidating Afrikaans folk and I will be the only foreigner. Leeetle bit nervous about it.

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    RobonunRobonun It's all fun and games until someone pisses off China Registered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Robonun wrote: »
    Nowadays I only use cursive for my signature but the calligraphy geek in me is sad that the art is dying out, at least in the U.S.

    They could just move it from English class to Art class.

    Except the schools are cutting art, music, and PE (except for PE related to football and basketball).

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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    I can appreciate the fact that people have a wide variety of options on which pens are the best to write with and use.

    But if you're going to try to make me wait for a note because you use a dipped pen and the ink needs to dry, I will call you a pretentious twat.

    If they're that committed, couldn't they use one of these sucker to allow the note to be dried instantly in a business setting?

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    Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart
    On my sleeve, let the runway start
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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I am going to have to attend a meeting on Saturday with the landowners of the reserve, because everyone senior to me is away. The landowners are all intimidating Afrikaans folk and I will be the only foreigner. Leeetle bit nervous about it.

    You will be fine I am sure, but the only advice I will give is the advice given to me in similar situations; don't try to overcompensate. Lots of people try to come off tough in those situations and it never works, just try to relax, the more you relax, the less uncomfortable you'll feel.

    You probably weren't going to overcompensate anyway. Maybe it was me specific advice. You'll do great! I am sure of it.

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    hippofanthippofant ティンク Registered User regular
    I am going to have to attend a meeting on Saturday with the landowners of the reserve, because everyone senior to me is away. The landowners are all intimidating Afrikaans folk and I will be the only foreigner. Leeetle bit nervous about it.

    Pretend you only speak French.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    It's pretty rare in my area, but yeah there's quite a few folks who still think NASA money should be used on more useful things like, I don't know, Eagles Stadium or some shit.
    Radiation wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My new litmus test is showing people at work the SpaceX drone ship landing.

    "Holy shit."
    "WOah holy shit."
    "That's not real is it? Is this a game video?"
    "The space program is such a waste of tax payer dollars." -Never talk to this person again.

    Edit: Embed just in case you haven't seen this yet:
    https://youtu.be/sYmQQn_ZSys

    Holy shit those people are real?

    Yeah, they are. They also refuse to listen to any cogent explanation of how research funding is actually a good thing and led to the creation of most of the modern conveniences they take for granted.

    ... aaaannnd SpaceX is a private company. It is not NASA.

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    hippofanthippofant ティンク Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    It's pretty rare in my area, but yeah there's quite a few folks who still think NASA money should be used on more useful things like, I don't know, Eagles Stadium or some shit.
    Radiation wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My new litmus test is showing people at work the SpaceX drone ship landing.

    "Holy shit."
    "WOah holy shit."
    "That's not real is it? Is this a game video?"
    "The space program is such a waste of tax payer dollars." -Never talk to this person again.

    Edit: Embed just in case you haven't seen this yet:
    https://youtu.be/sYmQQn_ZSys

    Holy shit those people are real?

    Yeah, they are. They also refuse to listen to any cogent explanation of how research funding is actually a good thing and led to the creation of most of the modern conveniences they take for granted.

    ... aaaannnd SpaceX is a private company. It is not NASA.

    They do get paid by NASA though. I'm not sure what the specifics are, but they won't stop some blowhard from going, "See! We pay the government taxes, the government gives the money to NASA, and then NASA gives money to SpaceX! THOSE ARE MY TAX DOLLARS!"

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2016
    hippofant wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    It's pretty rare in my area, but yeah there's quite a few folks who still think NASA money should be used on more useful things like, I don't know, Eagles Stadium or some shit.
    Radiation wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My new litmus test is showing people at work the SpaceX drone ship landing.

    "Holy shit."
    "WOah holy shit."
    "That's not real is it? Is this a game video?"
    "The space program is such a waste of tax payer dollars." -Never talk to this person again.

    Edit: Embed just in case you haven't seen this yet:
    https://youtu.be/sYmQQn_ZSys

    Holy shit those people are real?

    Yeah, they are. They also refuse to listen to any cogent explanation of how research funding is actually a good thing and led to the creation of most of the modern conveniences they take for granted.

    ... aaaannnd SpaceX is a private company. It is not NASA.

    They do get paid by NASA though. I'm not sure what the specifics are, but they won't stop some blowhard from going, "See! We pay the government taxes, the government gives the money to NASA, and then NASA gives money to SpaceX! THOSE ARE MY TAX DOLLARS!"

    Yeah, I guess you could swing it that way. NASA did put in a chunk (mostly as pre-launch contracting services though), but if they hadn't Musk would have tried to fund it from other sources. Course, it's still an asinine argument.

    edit: now I wonder what's the Venn diagram for people who think we shouldn't fund space travel and people who think we shouldn't fund the EPA/conserve planetary resources. I would bet there's a significant overlap, and I would bet the cognitive dissonance doesn't bother them a whit.

    tynic on
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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    I can appreciate the fact that people have a wide variety of options on which pens are the best to write with and use.

    But if you're going to try to make me wait for a note because you use a dipped pen and the ink needs to dry, I will call you a pretentious twat.

    If they're that committed, couldn't they use one of these sucker to allow the note to be dried instantly in a business setting?

    16416.jpg

    Oh man I need to get one of those. It is very stamp like as a Librarian I am very pro-stamps. Plus I could use my fountain pen again.

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    CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    I started learning cursive in school when I was... 8? I was excited to learn it because it looked cool, so once I knew how, I used it for everything and consequently got really good at it. My handwriting was never pretty, but my teachers all said it was very readable. I only really stopped using it when I started taking programming classes in college, because it was a pain to constantly switch between cursive for text and printing for pseudocode and acronyms.

    And now I do most of my note-taking on a keyboard so it's accessible from anywhere, and if I'm hand-writing a letter, I print. But I miss cursive writing and handwritten correspondence in general. It's just hard to justify sending a letter when email is right there.

    I keep meaning to start practicing penmanship again. Apparently I never learned to hold a pen correctly, and my entire forearm and hand tense up something fierce when I'm writing.

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    hippofant wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    It's pretty rare in my area, but yeah there's quite a few folks who still think NASA money should be used on more useful things like, I don't know, Eagles Stadium or some shit.
    Radiation wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My new litmus test is showing people at work the SpaceX drone ship landing.

    "Holy shit."
    "WOah holy shit."
    "That's not real is it? Is this a game video?"
    "The space program is such a waste of tax payer dollars." -Never talk to this person again.

    Edit: Embed just in case you haven't seen this yet:
    https://youtu.be/sYmQQn_ZSys

    Holy shit those people are real?

    Yeah, they are. They also refuse to listen to any cogent explanation of how research funding is actually a good thing and led to the creation of most of the modern conveniences they take for granted.

    ... aaaannnd SpaceX is a private company. It is not NASA.

    They do get paid by NASA though. I'm not sure what the specifics are, but they won't stop some blowhard from going, "See! We pay the government taxes, the government gives the money to NASA, and then NASA gives money to SpaceX! THOSE ARE MY TAX DOLLARS!"

    Yeah, I guess you could swing it that way. NASA did put in a chunk (mostly as pre-launch contracting services though), but if they hadn't Musk would have tried to fund it from other sources. Course, it's still an asinine argument.

    edit: now I wonder what's the Venn diagram for people who think we shouldn't fund space travel and people who think we shouldn't fund the EPA/conserve planetary resources. I would bet there's a significant overlap, and I would bet the cognitive dissonance doesn't bother them a whit.

    I seriously want to ask one of these people if they enjoy satellites and want to continue enjoying their global communication network?

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    hippofanthippofant ティンク Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    hippofant wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    It's pretty rare in my area, but yeah there's quite a few folks who still think NASA money should be used on more useful things like, I don't know, Eagles Stadium or some shit.
    Radiation wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My new litmus test is showing people at work the SpaceX drone ship landing.

    "Holy shit."
    "WOah holy shit."
    "That's not real is it? Is this a game video?"
    "The space program is such a waste of tax payer dollars." -Never talk to this person again.

    Edit: Embed just in case you haven't seen this yet:
    https://youtu.be/sYmQQn_ZSys

    Holy shit those people are real?

    Yeah, they are. They also refuse to listen to any cogent explanation of how research funding is actually a good thing and led to the creation of most of the modern conveniences they take for granted.

    ... aaaannnd SpaceX is a private company. It is not NASA.

    They do get paid by NASA though. I'm not sure what the specifics are, but they won't stop some blowhard from going, "See! We pay the government taxes, the government gives the money to NASA, and then NASA gives money to SpaceX! THOSE ARE MY TAX DOLLARS!"

    Yeah, I guess you could swing it that way. NASA did put in a chunk (mostly as pre-launch contracting services though), but if they hadn't Musk would have tried to fund it from other sources. Course, it's still an asinine argument.

    edit: now I wonder what's the Venn diagram for people who think we shouldn't fund space travel and people who think we shouldn't fund the EPA/conserve planetary resources. I would bet there's a significant overlap, and I would bet the cognitive dissonance doesn't bother them a whit.

    I seriously want to ask one of these people if they enjoy satellites and want to continue enjoying their global communication network?

    That's the military. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    so one of the things I never got was why people would watch someone else play a video game and now I have at least one reason behind it: because kids can watch someone play a game they can't get for whatever reason(I'm guessing money) and then come and tell me about this awesome new game they 'played'

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My new litmus test is showing people at work the SpaceX drone ship landing.

    "Holy shit."
    "WOah holy shit."
    "That's not real is it? Is this a game video?"
    "The space program is such a waste of tax payer dollars." -Never talk to this person again.

    Edit: Embed just in case you haven't seen this yet:
    https://youtu.be/sYmQQn_ZSys

    Finally, we can strand people on boats in the middle of the ocean with modern technology!

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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Guys, guys! Second interview was today and I did well again?? I think maybe my best moment from the interview was when the hiring manager was discussing how the software I'd be using really has no documentation yet, and I enthusiastically replied "not only do I not need documentation, I'll write your documentation!"

    They'll be contacting me for the next stage of the hiring process! Which is a personality test by the Gallup people, oddly (which must be passed to be hired)

    Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart
    On my sleeve, let the runway start
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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    My wife just had an interesting experience at work. She is a HR assistant at a large university. Hereafter is a google chat transcript
    the wife wrote:
    I just helped an older lady apply for a job, and it took almost 45 minutes because her mind has been wronged by excessive lsd use in her youth
    after everything she pulls out a gross old liquor store bag full of dirt and offers me some hand picked fresh mushrooms
    me wrote:
    uuuhhh
    the wife wrote:
    she pulled out a laptop that she didn't know how to plug in, and when she took it out of it's protective plastic bag, a whole bunch of oats fell out on to my desk
    me wrote:
    ha ha ha ha. I think you were visited by a friendly wood spirit
    the wife wrote:
    YES!
    THAT IS IT EXACTLY!
    me wrote:
    Like she walked out of your office and transformed into a raccoon and ran back into the woods
    since you helped her apply for a job, you will have a bountiful harvest this year, well done.

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    Mr KhanMr Khan Not Everyone WAHHHRegistered User regular
    Didn't get the job from last week, but i'm gearing up for the job for *this* week, and got a better assignment at work. Did get called out on a mistake i've been making for days, but i also fixed it within 30 minutes, so there's that.

    Also walked two miles on company time (non-break, going to a software training a mile away in town).

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Baby brother's mentor is hospitalized and the outlook is grim. I'm glad I set bro on a path to a city gig so he had something to work toward cause this is some heavy stuff.

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    HandgimpHandgimp R+L=J Family PhotoRegistered User regular
    Anybody have experience with short-term disability in California? I had a medical thing, doctor released me to return to work under various restrictions, but I cannot execute my job duties under those restrictions.

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    Another idiot COO story, brought to you by the same shitlord that had me fired and then re-hired four days later after he realized he'd canned one of the most popular people in the company:

    So the guy I tapped to be the replacement manager of Ops Analytics in my stead has had to go to the same meetings that put a target on my back after I told the COO and everyone who was listening that his ideas were shit and that if we listened to him we'd be taking the company backwards. Today, while he's answering a question that the COO has directly asked him, he gets a popup on his laptop with an email from the COO.

    Subject: "He is really bad at being crisp, focused, and succinct"

    Body: <empty>

    So this shitlord asks a question of an employee, and then, during that employee's answer, attempts to send an e-mail to that employee's boss criticizing his speaking style, and accidentally sends it to the person he's trying to criticize.

    Maybe if you listened to the content of people's messages rather than tuning out in less than five seconds if their speech doesn't perfectly conform to your expectations you'd have made less awful decisions over the course of the last few months, shitlord.

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    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    It would be nice to hear back on the job.

    I guess, at the most, if I don't hear back within the next two weeks I can just give up on it. Supposed to hear back within 30 days (it was March 21) regardless of the outcome. I feel that since I didn't hear back automatically as a no then that's, well, somewhat reassuring? I don't know.

    Regardless I'll be moving home after graduating so I can look from there or look into maybe applying to graduate school or whatever.

    Ugh.

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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Another idiot COO story, brought to you by the same shitlord that had me fired and then re-hired four days later after he realized he'd canned one of the most popular people in the company:

    So the guy I tapped to be the replacement manager of Ops Analytics in my stead has had to go to the same meetings that put a target on my back after I told the COO and everyone who was listening that his ideas were shit and that if we listened to him we'd be taking the company backwards. Today, while he's answering a question that the COO has directly asked him, he gets a popup on his laptop with an email from the COO.

    Subject: "He is really bad at being crisp, focused, and succinct"

    Body: <empty>

    So this shitlord asks a question of an employee, and then, during that employee's answer, attempts to send an e-mail to that employee's boss criticizing his speaking style, and accidentally sends it to the person he's trying to criticize.

    Maybe if you listened to the content of people's messages rather than tuning out in less than five seconds if their speech doesn't perfectly conform to your expectations you'd have made less awful decisions over the course of the last few months, shitlord.

    God, some people should never have been put anywhere near the supervision of other people, and I wonder how the fuck they get there. (I know though. It's because they're friends with someone. Sigh.)

    Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart
    On my sleeve, let the runway start
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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Also I feel like I should mention that this same shitlord has basically personally drummed out five super qualified, highly intelligent women from positions ranging from entry-level management up to the VP level because they just can't stand to work at the company anymore because of how sexist the environment has become and how frustrated they are at being unable to get their voice heard.

    Three of them gave notice without having any other work lined up. Not "I'm leaving for a better opportunity" but "Even unemployment is better than this"

    MrMonroe on
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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Uuuuuuuugh. Fuck that guy.

    Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart
    On my sleeve, let the runway start
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    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    It's ironic he complained about the person not being succinct while using three synonyms for the same word.

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    SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    Applied for a library jerb. Hopefully these people get back to me before May.

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Entirely wrong thread but work news

    However I forced an orderly queue at my desk today and won :)

    Usagi on
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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Wheeeee. Warehouse building is completely closed for the undetermined future. So mailroom, warehouse, procurement, canteen, food services, property, and a couple other things are either dead in the water or severely restricted. When we got to work this morning we were informed about how crossing the cordoned off caution tape would result in an instant Letter of Instruction (LOI) and that we'd be given two hours at some point to grab our stuff to do our jobs minus most tech/equipment. Once the window was up, which opened up four hours after we were left standing around doing bum-diddley, everything was locked down and will remain locked down.

    I was assigned to work in the "mailroom" until the warehouse building is open again, which is now in a trailer behind Admin building and the air-conditioning is busted. Soon warehouse, canteen, and procurement will be joining us in said sweltering hellhole so we can all be fucking merry with the corpses that are case records staff already in there. Seriously they are so damn quiet it's like a tomb.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Sometimes you don't recognize a customer at work until you see their penis and then you're like "oh it's yoouuuu."

    bnet: TheStig#1787 Steam: TheStig
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    Sir PlatypusSir Platypus Registered User regular
    For a carpeted store that has a "Only Service Animals Allowed" sign displayed, I am amazed at the amount of people bringing dogs in.

    And I am apparently the only person telling them to have someone wait outside or let me get whatever they need. I am apparently the only person that is just internally panicking about having to clean dog mess off the floor.

    The absolute refusal to understand common practice, disregard relevant signage, and then act astounded kind of amazes me.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Another idiot COO story, brought to you by the same shitlord that had me fired and then re-hired four days later after he realized he'd canned one of the most popular people in the company:

    So the guy I tapped to be the replacement manager of Ops Analytics in my stead has had to go to the same meetings that put a target on my back after I told the COO and everyone who was listening that his ideas were shit and that if we listened to him we'd be taking the company backwards. Today, while he's answering a question that the COO has directly asked him, he gets a popup on his laptop with an email from the COO.

    Subject: "He is really bad at being crisp, focused, and succinct"

    Body: <empty>

    So this shitlord asks a question of an employee, and then, during that employee's answer, attempts to send an e-mail to that employee's boss criticizing his speaking style, and accidentally sends it to the person he's trying to criticize.

    Maybe if you listened to the content of people's messages rather than tuning out in less than five seconds if their speech doesn't perfectly conform to your expectations you'd have made less awful decisions over the course of the last few months, shitlord.

    God, some people should never have been put anywhere near the supervision of other people, and I wonder how the fuck they get there. (I know though. It's because they're friends with someone. Sigh.)

    I work with several people like that and others than have been busted down in rank and will make people pay for that



    It's the parade of dogs I see the ones that are basically an accessory. Tiny little dogs so used to being held and carried they just accept it
    yet I like the untrustworthy looks they give me when they walk by and sniff

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I have forgotten to bring a spoon for my yogurt cups. Experimented with fingers, gravity, and the lid.

    Learned that I have to patrol this structure. L is 13, m, n, 16 or 17 floors depending on how you count it, plus the stairwells.

    Free wifi and there is a bathroom.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    Sometimes you don't recognize a customer at work until you see their penis and then you're like "oh it's yoouuuu."

    "sir, i know you didn't bring your id, so can you please hang dong so i can properly identify you?"

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I love the conversion to chip cards, and how salty card thieves get when you tell them no, we can't just run it as credit.

    Also we chased a pigeon all over the store today.

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    Sir PlatypusSir Platypus Registered User regular
    I have forgotten to bring a spoon for my yogurt cups. Experimented with fingers, gravity, and the lid.

    Learned that I have to patrol this structure. L is 13, m, n, 16 or 17 floors depending on how you count it, plus the stairwells.

    Free wifi and there is a bathroom.

    Based on previous pudding experience, you can tongue that shit out of its cup. You just really don't want any witnesses.

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    Note: if you think your 'friend' is a suitable fit for the vacancy in my team, you should send me their CV and not a link to her instagram page that shows off her... 'assets'. Unbelievable.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Unbelievable Jeff

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    I love the conversion to chip cards, and how salty card thieves get when you tell them no, we can't just run it as credit.

    .

    What I dislike about them is few stores have the thing set up to take them or have any idea how it works
    I am half asleep and I know more than them about it that's sad

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