What's YOUR problem? A thread for griping.

In honor of both of you I started with SHAME as well. It’s not like it was ever going to be my usual start word again! (Which is TRAIN.)

I won’t mention that as a result I got it in four because that would just be rude :wink:

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I got it in two because luck.

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I don’t have any serious gripes, but I do have a gripe.

It’s currently 92 F outside which I know is nothing for you people who have to deal with worse, but I live in a house without A/C and with my father who is still turning on the gas fireplace in July in the morning and won’t let us cool the house down while we can. So currently, it is 80 F downstairs and 84 F in my bedroom. We have the windows closed, but there’s only so much you can do in this situation. Here’s another reason I’m glad to be moving out. I’ll get to control the temperature!

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(Do we need a Wordle thread? :nerd_face:)

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I’m forbidden from posting my Wordle scores on my ongoing group text so…

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TOPIC EXISTS

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(i) Houghton-Mifflin etc. WTF? I ordered a new paperback copy of the Robt Byrne 350 Pool Moves, and despite meticulously, ab initio, opening each pair of leaves from the very front cover, and smoothing them out, an entire 30 pages or so are now completely “unbound.”

That’s the worst binding I’ve ever seen on a paperback. Completely unacceptable.

Really, I’ve never ever seen such a half-a$$ed attempt at bookbinding. Absurd.

(ii) well, I have more, but now I’m so incensed I discontinue my list.

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Jerk at work.

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I was supposed to see Bikini Kill tonight. I bought tickets two years ago, and it’s been postponed twice. Just found out that, due to one of the members getting covid, it’s being postponed yet again. I just want to see them before I give birth and can’t do anything for a while.

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My copy of the Monty Python and the Holy Grail annotated script had a cover that was very loosely glued to the spine. It popped off while I was reading it after about a day.

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Make sure the webcam is off. :wink:

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Only cameras are outside.:shushing_face:

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Be careful, there… electrolyte imbalance is real!

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Customer service - trying to cancel an account

I wrote saying, “I did this, but how do I do that?”

They reply, “To do this, do this”

Me - “But I’ve told you already, I was very clear that I had done this. what I want to do, is that”

-sigh - why are they telling me to do, what I already explained was done?

It’s very simple… I did the “this”, I can’t do “that” and I want to do “that”. How do I do “that” (forget “this”, stop fixating on “this” and focus on “that”)

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Because their script only includes the instructions for this, not that.

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I wish there was some way motorists could communicate with each other as to their intended direction of travel. Maybe someday… :arrow_left: :arrow_right: perhaps.

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UPS delivery times are all over the place but recently they’ve been arriving at decent hours (afternoonish) until tonight…
Ordered a 1000W power supply for my main video editing computer that showed it would be delivered Saturday-never arrived. Then it showed it would be delivered today… By 7:15pm it finally arrives and the driver was about to leave the box on my side steps where I have no awning from rainy weather but luckily she read the sign I had to put there saying “Please do Not leave any packages at this door because they will not be protected from inclement weather”. So after huffing and puffing about that she walks around to my front porch where I have a screen door and lightly attempts to open it but the top part is sticking because of a lot of rain we’ve had here lately so it’s swelled a bit so instead of pushing just a little bit harder, she leaves it on the wet front steps which can also very easily be seen from the road for porch-pirates to walk up and snatch!
Look I know you’ve had a long day but just a little effort goes a long way :roll_eyes:

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Drivers. Driving. People who drive. Or “drive”. Just all of it

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Never mention anything other than that. They will always focus on any this instead of the obvious that.

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Yes. I’ve never driven/delivered any routes myself, but I work most days a week closely with the drivers.

Some of them were not meant for the profession. They’re pretty quickly weeded out or thinned from the muscle, but not before multiple failures.

I can tell by the way they load their vans who’s going to be in it to win it and who’s just going to be licking the jar…and it doesn’t break down by who’s the most muscular, etc. Tall, short, man, woman, there are people who can do it and those who can’t. There’s no licensing requirements or real tests of skill. Purely on the job training, pretty much.

About that. My gripe? Well, let’s just say no one wants to spend six or seven hours in county jail, smelling putrefying apples, rotting bolgona, and witnessing grown men behave like small children, tucking their arms into their shirt sleeves or tweaking out or whatever. And the phone “conversations” are ridiculous. These are men in their forties, talking to some of their family in the most ridiculous of tones.

Don’t drive drunk, is what I’m saying. It’s not worth it, no matter how many decades you’ve been fine or whatever.

Also, it’s pretty freaking hot already, after midnight back at my place thanks to a friendly but eccentric cab driver and a very generous tip.

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