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Rant & Rave Thread

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

  1. walt

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    Rant: Just had to break our sons' hearts and tell them that outlr dog is scheduled for her last vet appointment for euthanasia this Friday.

    Alt rant: I've been drinking all evening in the hopes of helping me make this easier. It didn't. And I may have conveyed a message of unhealthy coping mechanisms.

    Fuck.
     
  2. dixiebandit69

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    RANT: Does anyone else hate getting a hair cut as much as I do? Some people just love going to the barber shop/ salon and bullshitting with the barber, but I hate having to make small talk.
     
  3. Clutch

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    RANT: The head of my department just rage-quit during a meeting today. Between the fact that he considered me to be something like his protege and the fact that the company recently acquired another firm where my counterpart is more experienced and longer-tenured, I imagine that my job security dropped significantly.
     
  4. GTE

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    RAVE: Florida trip booked for next month. Finally get out of this shit ass cold weather and get some warmth in these bones.

    Possible RANT: The last 2 out of 3 FL trips with the wife had unseasonably cold weather the exact days we were there.
     
  5. walt

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    Rant: One of the kid in my bus has been getting bounced around from her first foster home to another place and now waiting to go somewhere else. Her face this morning said it all, she’s normally bright and cheery but today she was pretty down.

    She’s such a good kid, deserves a stable home but I’m afraid the system is going to completely fuck her over. If we had a spare bedroom I swear she could come live with us.

    This must be one of those hazards of the job no one warns you about. It really sucks some days.
     
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    Rant: Came home to a complete Internet/Cable/Phone outage. My first instinct was to power cycle the set top box, which refuses to finish booting unless it can check its software against the update server, so I can't even watch anything on the DVR. Now I'm huddled over a laptop at the kitchen table using my phone as a hotspot because my office/den is in the basement where the cell service is shitty.

    Rant: While typing out the above rant, it occurred to me that when he was my age, my grandfather was a widower with an 8th grade education who had come of age in the great depression and fought on Okinawa. So now I'm inconvenienced, and I also feel shitty about being upset about it.
     
  7. Jimmy James

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    Rant: We're weaning the oldest out of her sleep pullups right now. Apparently the thing to do is after they go to bed, wake them up to pee before the parents go to sleep. At around 10 PM, Mrs. James goes to grab Miss James to pee. I am just drifting off when my wife frantically runs into the hallway, sticks her head into our bedroom and quietly shouts that Miss James is barfing. By the time I get to her bedroom, I see her standing on her mattress at the foot of the bed, puking like she was pledging a sorority. While I hustled her into the tub for her second bath of the evening, my amazing wife began cleaning up the bedroom that most forensics teams would have had second thoughts entering. I didn't get to bed until a little after 11. This was after using a carpet cleaner on the rug, because who wants blueberry stains on relatively new carpet? Mrs. James, after showering herself, was stuck cleaning the washer due to bits of vomit not getting drained out of the tub. She woke me up at 12:30 because Miss James apparently was wide awake and refusing to sleep. I got to stand in her room for 20 minutes until she fell asleep. Mrs. James finally came to bed at 2 AM. I woke up at 4 AM today to get ready for work.

    The next morning, Mrs. James told me that Miss James had apparently coughed up some orange foam seconds before destroying her bedroom. I let her know that that the bath bomb I had put into Miss James's first bath that evening was orange. She had apparently consumed some bath water while I was putting Jimmy the Younger down and Mrs. James was cleaning the kitchen after dinner.

    I'm going to tell this story at Miss James's wedding someday.
     
  8. GTE

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    RANT: The auto shop that is tuning the Nova called and something is wrong with the motor. Super low oil pressure at idle and initial WOT but has good pressure at red line. Makes good power though so.....? They're going to dig into it and let me know what they find.

    RAVE: Have never had to experience what Jimmy James went through. That sounds fucking terrible.

    edit - RANT: Also hung over. Too much wine. Ugh.
     
  9. walt

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    Rave: I passed something that once belonged to our grandfather on to my cousin, who I think died before cuz was born or old enough to actually know him. I promised it to him back at Christmas but today actually gave it to him. The look on his face was priceless, he was beaming ear to ear and wouldn't let go of it. Really made my day.