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Rant & Rave Thread

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by Joel Raymond, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. NatCH

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    My wife and I moved from Nashville to Nebraska. We were both wanting to get out of the city, and it’s been great to be closer to family.

    RANT:
    Before moving, my job floated an offer of working from home in Nebraska, doing phone sales. It is really tempting, and I’ve been trying to follow up on it now that we’re settled in. But it seems like the offer wasn’t as solid as I thought - no replies to my emails, and only one phone call went through - where we planned for a call the next day, which went straight to voicemail.
    It kinda chafes me that ten years of loyalty seems to be dismissed so easily, but it might be a sign to move on for good. Any new job I take is gonna be a pretty substantial pay cut, but the cost of living is way down and I’m confident in my abilities, regardless of where I go. Just gotta figure out where that is. Just had to vent in an anonymous forum, thanks for letting me.
     
  2. Juice

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    Rant: Grandmother died last night. She was 94 and last week was having some slight trouble breathing, which apparently was Stage IV lung cancer. Died 5 days after diagnosis. Really sucks and its hitting me much harder than I thought it would; its probably that I spent more time with her in my childhood than the rest of my grandparents combined and that she was the last living one. Her last words to me when I visited her over the weekend was, "I am so glad you came to visit." Fucking sucks.
     
  3. greybeard

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    Rant: Cooked fillet steak for dinner, finished it off in the oven using the pan i seared it in. Einstein grabbed the handle with bare hand while plating it. Four hours later, 6 freezer bricks, 6 cans of beer and the fingers are still hurting like all fuk. Sleeping is gunna be a bitch
    [edit] googled medical diagnosis: second degree burns
    At least dinner was nice
     
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  4. GTE

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    RANT: Talking some old man customer and his wife, he looks at her and says "Hey hun, this guy could be a movie star or something." Then looks back at me "Yeah, we've noticed that all the movie stars and celebrities have big noses. You'd fit right in."

    Neat.
     
  5. Bundy Bear

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    Rave: House didn't burn down this week during the carnage in NSW.

    Rant: Our government is still in denial about the climate.
     
  6. toytoy88

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    RANT: It's November 15th. There are 4 mother fucking full size, fully decorated Christmas Trees between 6' & 16' in the house. I can barely traverse the stairs because of all the assorted Christmas bullshit on display....Santas, snowmen, reindeer, and 3' Christmas trees.On the fucking stairs that people need to walk up and down. And he's just getting started.

    DOUBLE RANT:
    Every night this week when I've gotten home Crazy has complained about how tired he is and how hard he works. Fuck. You. I've been gone from the house almost 13 hours working a fucking JOB. You've spent the whole day doing something that you enjoy that absolutely no else gives a fuck about, other then wishing you wouldn't do it because it's highly annoying and inconvenient to everyone else that live here.

    I fucking hate Christmas.
     
  7. walt

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    Rant: How hard is it for people in a band to show up on time and/or prepared for a gig? Fucking impossible apparently.

    Bass player shows up like 5 min. before start time. Lead guitar player apparently forgets all rehearsals and prior gigs because we had no idea what the hell he was playing, but it wasn't what he was supposed to. And loudly, overwhelming everything else, despite being asked several times to turn it down . I was standing on top of my monitor and couldn't hear a thing.

    Three songs in I turned to our lead guy and asked, "When did we become a third rate garage band?"

    I don't get it either, because the guy plays these great leads when we're rehearsing and then forgets everything the minute we play live.

    Somehow, the people still lived it. Good thing, because the place was so packed they were turning people away.
     
  8. dixiebandit69

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    RAVE: I PASSED THREE ASE EXAMS JUST NOW!
    THIS MEANS I CAN FINALLY GET MY ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY!

    I took the tests for HVAC, Steering and Suspensions, and Transmissions and Drivetrains (these are all for heavy duty trucks, by the way).

    RANT: A lot of the questions were nothing like the ones in the study guides, with identical questions having different answer choices.
    About halfway through the tests, I really wasn't sure I was going to pass, but I did it.
     
  9. jdoogie

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    Rave: It only took about 11 year, but I finally went through with getting married.

    Rant: My liver hurts so, so much.
     
  10. wexton

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    RANT: I don't get how peoples thought process works. We have 2 parking blocks at work, one has about 80, and a long term temp of about 60. Depending on how much labour is going on depends on how much parking is needed, if we have 2 ships in and 7 cranes running it is pretty dam packed. Well about 2 years ago when we were not as busy as we were today they took that temp away for can storage, it was an absolute shit show for 2 days before they realized there mistake and gave it back. Well we are way busier now and they are taking it away on friday again. I almost feel like calling in sick because i don't want to have to deal with trying to find parking.
     
  11. bewildered

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    Rant: the endless political talk with relatives makes me never want to come home again. This is fucking miserable. I very much disagree with most of not all their comments and opinions but they are so smug and self assured that they are right that there is not way to engage without it being an argument.
     
  12. Kampf Trinker

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    Rant: I will never understand how some people can be so unbelievably dumb. I am on my third person in the last month who is legitimately too stupid to learn how to stick a thermometer in something and write down the temperature. Not even kidding. It is just too fucking hard for 3 dumbasses in a row. Someone who is born with serious mental defiencies could do this. I am on the verge of screaming at brain dead moron #3 at this point. It's been over a week for fuck's sake. Why can't you learn this? What the fuck is wrong with you? How did you graduate high school? How did you learn how to drive? What the fuck?

    Seriously, if you can't figure out something that basic in over a WEEK, how the hell can they ever be trusted with something even a little complicated? Alrighty then, let's roll the dice again and try #4. Fucking hell. This is so ridiculous.
     
  13. Juice

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    Rant: My parents in their 60s and now they're starting to act like stupid old people for the first time. They are constantly obsessing about their health and my mom always thinks she has cancer, no matter what. Everything is a medical emergency, apparently. My dad is feeding into the bullshit by diagnosing the worst possible diseases based on shit he reads on the internet. Yesterday I read him the riot act because he weaponized shit I told him in confidence to my mom to get through to her about not taking care of herself. My brother and I are just so damn sick of all of it; my sister lives on the other side of the planet and doesn't have to deal with it. They should be out enjoying their golden years and this is how they've spent their retirement so far. Its been one thing after another (legitimately) for a month with my grandma, my kid having pneumonia and now this bullshit. My wife is wonderful, but she's super stressed out about her job which is causing a little friction so that isnt helping things either for anyone. I need to get away from everyone for a weekend.
     
  14. Nettdata

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    RAVE: Flew back to Vancouver for the big company Christmas party last weekend... lots of fun was had. Almost 400 of us there, nice spread, even worked a fishing trip in with some co-workers.

    RANT: Fucking norovirus struck. 90+ people out of work for a few days, a few of them hospitalized. Merry fucking Christmas.

    RAVE: I didn't get Noro!

    RANT: Got a killer cold instead... feel like ass, hacking up a lung, and I have to fly to Tokyo on Saturday. Should be a fun next week.
     
  15. Kubla Kahn

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    Rave: Got my first deer this season with my new Ruger .450 Bushmaster AR. Had a tree for a rest and hit a dead nuts perfect shot behind the elbow through the heart at 143 yards.
     
  16. shegirl

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    SAD RANT: There was a dog in the freeway on my way to work this AM. The poor thing. People (we) were stopped (danger do not recommend) trying to corral him but that would just send him the opposite direction and back into moving cars. He had a collar with tags but no one could get close enough to help. It was heartbreaking. I haven't stopped thinking about it all day.
     
  17. wexton

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    RANT: Collapsed sewer line on my property. I think.