Your Daily Rant

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  1. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    My biggest rant is the positives and negatives of modern technology. A hundred years ago there is not a chance that I'd be made aware of a traffic accident on the other side of the pond.
     
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  3. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    Unfortunately, this sh!t doesn't only happen on "the other side of the pond". Hell, there was a "tender fender bender" outside the apartment complex earlier due to an elderly driver going too fast for conditions (the four-letter word that causes more four-letter words) and he nearly hit several elementary school kids (he rear-ended a school bus that was letting them off at the school.)

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  4. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Exactly! Where I live there is an intersection 2 houses away that has an accident or two every month and dozens of near misses.

    There are hundreds of fender benders every day and umpteen thousand on this side of the pond.

    I have little to no ability to effect the ones on my block other than call emergency personnel and run out the house to see if anyone needs immediate help.

    It doesn't do me or anyone I know any good to know of accidents in DC or Baltimore...much less those in the UK or Chicago...

    I guess we all have our pet peeves and rants, and one of mine is information that only b negatively affects my mood and psyche...I've simply no use for it.

    I should just us the "mark all posts as read" more often.
     
  5. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Thank you for informing everyone that an event was cancelled. Several of us let you know that we only had today free for the event, and some of us could've done something else instead (like go to the Holiday Folk Fair today instead of waiting to go to the concert.) By the time we found out, it was way too late to go to the other events (especially when most of us don't drive and the alternative events are more than an hour away.)

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  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I get to play.

    "You're not the typical ICU patient, you're just here for observation. We'll be letting you get plenty of rest."
    It's 11 p.m. time for lights out time to go to bed.
    Every 5 minutes some kind of alarm goes off beeping. Every 15-minute blood pressure cuff fills squeezes blood out of arm .
    12:30 a.m. lights come on for fingersticks, medications. 2 a.m. lights come on finger sticks, sugar low drink juice and crackers , beeps and squeezes continue. Every hour and a half it continues, lights on, lights off, beeps buzzes blood pressure checks.
    " you know last time I was in, I got ICU delirium, went crazy, hallucinations"
    Sometime in the night the bed goes nuts, this may way up towards the ceiling and starts tilting back. I grabbed the call button and tell them my bed is going nuts. She comes in and says what's wrong as she looks at me up in the air and then says, " what did you do to the bed? It wasn't a hallucination!
    Bealls, beeps, pokes, lights continue till 6 a.m. she walks in, turns on the lights and says, " it's morning, time to get up and get in the chair."

    Lol
     
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    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    How are you doing, Wil? ICU? Take care!
     
  8. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Hey, I got one!

    "You're not the typical ICU patient, you're just here for observation. We'll be letting you get plenty of rest."
    It's 11 p.m. time for lights out time to go to bed.
    Every 5 minutes some kind of alarm goes off beeping. Every 15-minute blood pressure cuff fills squeezes blood out of arm .
    12:30 a.m. lights come on for fingersticks, medications. 2 a.m. lights come on finger sticks, sugar low drink juice and crackers , beeps and squeezes continue. Every hour and a half it continues, lights on, lights off, beeps buzzes blood pressure checks.
    " you know last time I was in, I got ICU delirium, went crazy, hallucinations"
    Sometime in the night the bed goes nuts, this may way up towards the ceiling and starts tilting back. I grabbed the call button and tell them my bed is going nuts. She comes in and says what's wrong as she looks at me up in the air and then says, " what did you do to the bed? It wasn't a hallucination!
    Bealls, beeps, pokes, lights continue till 6 a.m. she walks in, turns on the lights and says, " it's morning, time to get up and get in the chair."
    ......

    While it is true, it is mostly just a morning rant. Long story short, complications from a pre-operation test ended up in a visit to a couple hospitals via ambulance and helicopter. I am fine, and they are doing their dangdest to keep me that way. I am extremely grateful for modern medicine, the machines beeps buzzes and all the help I am getting. If nothing else that makes life interesting!
     
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  9. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    I'm allergic to pork products. Why did you give me ham?

    I'm lucky that I have vegetarian "turkey" for the Thanksgiving festival (I also have tofu, so I'm not going to starve.)

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  10. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    Okay, so English isn't your first language, but you're fluent enough in it to function.

    What do you need to understand that you need to put a small "tag" with your apartment number on the washer/dryer when you're doing laundry, and that the subsequent people can legitimately remove your stuff from the washer/dryer (even throw the stuff in the dumpsters out back)? It's even fooking posted in the laundry!

    You have no right to kvetch if someone takes your stuff out without your permission!

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  11. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Yes, I had to "spend down" (again) but that doesn't mean that I can "borrow you" (their words) the money that you need to cover your brunch tab. It's not that difficult to get a decent "diabetes-friendly" brunch at the restaurant we go to for under $10 (one bagel with cream cheese and a diet cola is barely half the price in both carbs and in money. Second, you don't need to go to the group every fooking week (I go once a month, and my Fridays are usually tied up with other stuff on campus.) Thirdly, you don't need to buy/go to every movie showing as soon as it comes to theaters/your local DVD stores. Just because another group member makes a particular recommendation doesn't mean that you'll enjoy it enough to splurge.

    Your caseworker has chewed you out numerous times for your wasting money, and a mutual friend has kvetched to me about your buying two pieces of cake and a cookie on top of everything that you're allotted per week by our "bank" (no wonder he's on a rather high amount of insulin twice/day!) If you eat breakfast at home before you go to the event/s, you won't be as hungry when you get to the café, and you might even be able to save enough to have to "spend down" annually, too!

    (As an aside, I had to "spend down" over $1.200 again this year.)

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  12. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    I had to cancel my standing doctor's appointment today because I was waiting to get my energy assistance review done (I wasn't "called" until one PM, and my doctor is over an hour away from my apartment complex.)

    To top that off, I just found out that my ATS belly dancing class was cancelled due to low enrollment (I was one of only two students that registered for it, so I had to register for another class [this one had a separate $10A fee that I have to pay to participate].) The only class that I could fit into my schedule is an archery class that I can "squeeze in". :rolleyes:

    Then there's the close to $100A that I need to repair my desktop computer at home (it's in the shop with a broken fan and a blown power source) and my ophthalmology appointment/new glasses that I have to pay for at the end of the month... Oh, and I have to find a new optician that takes my health insurance... :rolleyes:

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  13. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    Why did you flee the scene of an "accident" that you caused (the bint hit a kid [as in a child] and kept going.) I was running a bit ahead of schedule for a last-minute doctor's appointment when the bint came barreling out of a parking garage that is co-owned by a grocery store and a hospital clinic. I hope that you are arrested for hit-and-run after they locate your vehicle (the store has cctv security cameras located at all of the garage exits and I let them know what happened after I contacted 9-1-1 [customer service sent someone to get one of the internal medicine physicians from the clinic to start medical procedures].) Be grateful that I didn't go further than "front-lines military vocabulary" with you!

    For those who are curious, the kid was at the most pre-teen.

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  14. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Staff Member

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    My favorite daytime soap preempted again!!!!
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    This rant is directed at me...
     
  16. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    You asked for movie recommendations.

    I gave you six that I'd like shown. Okay, they're all pre-1970s, but they're all legitimate movies (will list them in a different thread.)

    You poo-pooed them, claiming that another neighbor won't like them.

    Who died and made her G!d/dess? If you don't want to take legitimate suggestions, please put legitimate parameters on the post. Otherwise, don't waste my time.

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    Don't kvetch to me about another neighbor throwing a temper tantrum that the brattiest toddler can take notes from. If you're having trouble with a neighbor, have management mediate between the two of you, even if it may be decided by management to evict one or both of you.

    To Whom It May Concern #3,

    Just because you want to see post-1995 movies, including 50 Shades of Fail, doesn't mean that everyone else does. Not every modern movie is terrific (The Human Centipede, for example) plus you don't say anything until the middle of the movie.

    If you don't like a title, don't go to the movie. That's what I do (I actually walked out of Mamma Mia the first time that it was shown and stayed in my apartment during subsequent showings of the same. d@mn. movie.) There are other things to do during that time. Nobody likes a bully.

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  17. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    Thank you for sharing whatever you have/had. I have been fighting the same cold for nearly a week, missing both a doctors appointment and an archery class (I don't want to get anyone else sick, plus handling pointy objects during a coughing fit doesn't bode well.)

    Because of you, I couldn't pick up laundry detergent or my allotment to do wash. I don't have change for the machines and the smallest bill is a ten, otherwise I only have two quarters (not enough change to do laundry, even one load.) The receptionist at my "bank" heard my coughing and retching earlier today, causing her concern (I hope someone delivers my allotment Monday to my apartment!)

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  18. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    I don't drink alcohol due to a couple of medications plus I don't consume mixed cocktails due to the carb counts (most mixed drinks use simple syrup, which is basically sugar water.) Please refrain from spilling your cocktails on my coat, then blaming me for being a sloppy drunk.

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    I have laryngitis. I cannot yell and/or scream at my usual volume (I usually can be heard across a crowded baseball diamond with no trouble.) Stop telling me to scream louder because I would if I could.

    To Whom It May Concern #3,

    I found a Panamanian coin in one of my rolls of quarters. They are not legal tender in the United States. Please check for these on a regular basis as well as other foreign coins. It only takes a minute per ten dollars worth of quarters (I check every week at my "bank" in front of everyone.)

    Thank You.

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  19. OrtaYol

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    To whom it may concern,

    If your kid is sick don't let it play with other kids at the playground.

    Little boy sneezed with extreme precision directly in my sons face, he spent the next day throwing up everything he tried to eat or drink.
     
  20. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    To Whom It May Concern,

    If you fall seven times in three days, you might want to see your doctor. Even your brother is getting tired of picking you off the floor.

    To Whom It May Concern #2,

    I cannot go to the Thursday party because I have a doctor's appointment. Please back off.

    To Whom It May Concern #3,

    I don't want to watch The Wedding Crashers. I don't find it even mildly amusing. Please back off.

    (If #2 and #3 don't back off, please drop dead.)

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