The rant thread.

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Re: The rant thread.

Postby cmsellers » Wed May 29, 2019 10:03 pm

For nine days, I had access to my parking space, but didn't dare use it because I wasn't sure what would happen. I finally contacted the contact person today. I haven't heard back from her, but this afternoon, I had a dentist appointment, and when I came back, there was a notice taped to my door informing me that the three weeks starts tomorrow.

I'm super pissed; I've been street parking unnecessarily for nine days. And I already emailed their contact person once, including asking if there would be periods in the construction, like the evenings and night where the streets would be open (she didn't answer those questions) so it's not like she didn't know I considered it a huge inconvenience and how to get in touch with me.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby Tesseracts » Thu May 30, 2019 5:42 am

I have a generally good relationship with my massage therapist. He's the best I have found and his massages do a lot for my chronic pain issues. I also often attend a yoga class he teaches which I find very helpful. However I am angry over a tick related incident today. Please tell me if I am overreacting.

After my massage today, the first thing I noticed was a tick next to my head. It wasn't moving but it was wiggling its horrible legs. I got dressed and told him I need to show him something, and he came in the room to see the tick. He asked me if I'm sure it's a tick. I said yes, I'm sure. He turned on the lights, looked at it and said it's a dog tick as if that's a good thing. Dog ticks may not spread lyme but they still spread disease.

Now this is the part I'm angry about. He picked it up and said "I think it's a ladybug." What the fuck? It's definitely not a ladybug. I told him that. How bad do your eyes have to be to think a tick is a ladybug? It's such a stupid thing to say I don't think I can give him the benefit of the doubt. I feel like he's lying because he's afraid I will accuse him of spreading ticks to me. He usually keeps his dog in the room during massages. However I told him I had taken a big walk earlier that day at a park so I probably picked up the tick myself.

I told him you have to flush them down the toilet, and he said "I have my own method." Then he got out a cotton ball and soaked it with alcohol. He pressed this cotton ball against the tick, as if that is going to do anything. Eventually he ended up flushing it anyway.

I have a couple of other reasons to believe he may not be an honest individual. He claims his dog is a therapy dog, and I believe his dog is a fake therapy dog. He isn't well behaved enough to pass a therapy dog certification test, and rather than behaving in a friendly way like most therapy dogs he ignores people and ignores commands including from his owner. I like his dog and I don't really care if the dog is a fraud but if this is part of a larger pattern of dishonesty it's a problem. The other problem is one of his employees, who I got a massage from once. She is the worst massage therapist I've ever had. Her massages are incredibly painful. I'm used to very painful massages, but this woman is just... way, way too much. I complained she was hurting me too much and she asked me if I REALLY wanted a massage. I mean, I've been a client at her massage studio for a long time, YES I want a god damn massage. Instead of reducing the pressure she just avoided the parts of my body which hurt the most, and THOSE ARE THE PARTS THAT NEED A MASSAGE THE MOST. At one point she told me something that really threw me off, she said "it's okay if you scream." I don't want to scream. I want a normal massage, not one that is such torture it makes me scream.

When I complained about this woman he said I just didn't connect with her. This is obviously a completely bullshit explanation. As the business owner I would hope he would take some responsibility for her actions. But whatever, I understand him not wanting to admit something is wrong with her. She's probably hard to replace. But this fucking ladybug thing is just too much for me. I don't understand how anyone can say a tick is a ladybug and mean it. Especially since a few seconds before he had identified the parasite as a "dog tick." It's possible he was joking when he said it was a ladybug but he didn't sound like he was joking.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby iMURDAu » Thu May 30, 2019 6:27 pm

If he'll lie to have his dog with him all day what else would he be willing to lie about in order to keep things convenient? It does also seem from what you say that he suddenly confused a dog tick with a ladybug after he realized he said something stupid because omg you might say it was from his dog. And what do you do after you say something stupid? Double down. I think you should find a new place to go.

Also have you ever heard of Theracane? They got me hooked on it at physical therapy and I can't put it down. They're only like $20-30. It's a plastic hook with a couple handles, the points have balls and there are some extra nubs on there as well.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby NathanLoiselle » Thu May 30, 2019 11:48 pm

I don't know iMURDAu. It sounds like a sex toy.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby iMURDAu » Fri May 31, 2019 9:27 pm

Anything can be a sex toy if you use it as a toy for sex.

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Re: The rant thread.

Postby jbobsully11 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:48 am

Thursday: *signs up for an extra shift for today, which generally start at 6 AM*
Today: *gets to work just barely on time, is basically the only one there except the security guard*

The worst part is imagining that they’ll start at 7 AM and I’ll have just missed them. But the guard said he didn’t get any e-mails about my department working overtime, either, which is just weird. Especially since I know we didn’t finish everything last night.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby Windy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:49 pm

A rabbit went into my yard and ate my garden
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:50 pm

Why can't everybody just make every direction as clear as possible and end every direction with "you dumb fuck"? Because then things'll be clear and you'd learn things better. I'm trying to navigate the UCSF Womens' Health Center on the phone and option 3 is for referrals and option 4 is for new patients and I'm new to the whole referral process so I don't know where to go.
I mean, I've already gotten a referral cleared, so is it just clarifying things to be a patient or is it to go ahead and do what I already did? Why do people have to insist on such things like ambiguity or nuance existing? It's stressing me out.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby iMURDAu » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:35 pm

From my battles with doctor offices over the past decade I'd assume the referrals option is if you need them to refer you somewhere else but generally that only happens with primary care physicians sending you to a specialist which is where you're already at. New patients sounds like the right option.

I hate to say it but prepare yourself to encounter people working in these offices who believe you to have an uncanny mind reading ability.

Don't stress the interactive voice response menu (I hate knowing these terms) just blame your "broken phone screen" for sending you to the wrong option if it happens and ask to be transferred to someone that can help you.









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oh I can't even though it's right there, it's right there.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby IamNotCreepy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:12 pm

Friday night (or rather, early Saturday morning) I was awakened by the persistent meowing of my cat. I was pissed at her for waking me up at 5am to be let out and considered just ignoring her, but then I smelled something funny.

I was wearing my CPAP mask, so I thought there might have been some malfunction with it. I took it off, but that made the smell worse, and I could hear a weird beeping coming from the other room.

I followed the smell and noise to the living room where my thermostat was smoking and literally melting. I disconnected it and went back to bed.

Hoping the issue was with the thermostat itself, I went to Lowe's to buy a Nest. It recognized an issue with one of the wires spiking voltage. So I knew we needed to contact a professional.

The HVAC guy couldn't come until Sunday, so we had to suffer all Saturday with no A/C in the Florida heat. He believed he could fix it with a part, but the part store is closed on Sundays. So, he is coming by after work today to install the part.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby iMURDAu » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:07 pm

So gangster.

It was on fire.

You disconnected it.

And went back to bed.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby Krashlia » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:12 pm

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#10 (A pair of Gigantic ghost titties) was SEELE's goal all along.

And why not? I mean, can anyone imagine what its like to be them? Centuries of just hanging out with other men, doing research, and just plotting. Suffering and waiting patiently and endlessly, while being incapable of explaining to others and expressing what you really *really* want, because you know that even if the world were to accept that about you, there is absolutely no way they can deliver. The scrolls that you and your secret club had expended so much effort to obtain and, had painstakingly studied down to the minute detail, your only hope of seeing your glory at the end of that hole, had promised you relief that almost never seems to come unless you do something to make. it. *Happen*.

All the while your balls just get *bluer* and *bluer*, and age makes it all the much harded to withstand. People have *died* waiting!

Then that WEASEL PRICK *GENDO* -- the head of that organization that you blackmailed politicians, false flagged, and genocided half of mankind, and blew threw several illuminati fortunes to establish -- decides to use one of those giant robots, that *you* gave him in order to make your *dreams a reality, and STOP The PAIN*, to C**k-block you?

*HELL! NO*!

You try and PENETRATE their computer systems.
You send WAVE. after WAVE. Of the minions to *breach* these guys.
They want to play with your Giant Robots? Well, how would they like some more Giant Robots down *their* throat?

And then it finally, *FINALLY* it happens.

What you've fought long and hard for is *coming to PASS*.

>> "Everything is going according to plan."

Your efforts have paid off. Your eons of agony are at last, over.

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Bros, I'd give up my form too.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby IamNotCreepy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:59 pm

It keeps getting worse.

So the guy came to replace the part, but that did not fix it. So, it looks like the compressor is shot. Apparently, that's a big deal.

Right now he's pricing out that and what it would cost to replace the entire unit.

RIP my bank account.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby iMURDAu » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:14 pm

Get a second opinion. It's saved us a ton of money in the past two years. I know time is a factor though with it being a tidbit warm outside.
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Re: The rant thread.

Postby JamishT » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:23 am

In my opinion, you should transfer the contents of your bank account to mine.

So there's your second opinion!

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