Jump to content
elfenix

Trivial things that make you surly

Recommended Posts

16 minutes ago, Tom said:

Wrong.  I am progressive and forward thinking. 

See I have a Zune that holds most of my songs I ripped from my Now That's What I Call Music collection.  I also scored a sweet high-end auxiliary cassette adapter.  So I just pop that baby into my cassette player and I am good to go.  I am my own radio.  I am the future. 

You don't have a cell phone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Tom said:

 

Wrong.  I am progressive and forward thinking. 

See I have a Zune that holds most of my songs I ripped from my Now That's What I Call Music collection.  I also scored a sweet high-end auxiliary cassette adapter.  So I just pop that baby into my cassette player and I am good to go.  I am my own radio.  I am the future. 

Username fits 

spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Js1 said:

Username fits 

spacer.png

that guy was my only friend on myspace from 2005 to 2008 when I shut down my page.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, DougO said:

I can't find my fingernail clippers...again.

 

And it drives me nuts.

Short drive. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, DougO said:

I can't find my fingernail clippers...again.

 

And it drives me nuts.

Your wife is using them to trim the plants

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/8/2020 at 8:38 AM, Cheeseweasel said:

Been there. Was a Global Director with no direct reports. The most fucked up org chart you've ever seen. 

I was a team lead for a team that consisted of me and one other guy.  It was awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don’t understand the HEB not being open thing and I probably never will.

Yep. Lamest joke on this site. It’s never been closed when I’ve gone by. But I’m not nocturnal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People who put "MBA" after their job title on Linkedin. 9 times out of 10 the MBA is either from a for profit university or some Tier 3 program.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, BrazilHorn said:

People who put "MBA" after their job title on Linkedin. 9 times out of 10 the MBA is either from a for profit university or some Tier 3 program.

 

I have an MBA and I doubt many people at all that I work with even know it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Four public oil companies in Austin.  Tens of thousands of Austinites with deep ties to the industry.  Let’s add four non-stops to ABIA.   Okay!

should we add Midland-Odessa?  Nope, Des Moines, Asheville (which is actually cool, i love it there), Knoxville, and Grand Rapids.  
 

What the fuck?   I saw the announcement for four new non stops and though my life was going to get infinitely easier.  It will be when my job in Knoxville pans out.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there are only three NYSE listed energy companies in Austin.  Only the two smaller ones are active in the Permian.  

If you want direct flights to Midland-Odessa, move to Houston.

Edited by nnm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Publicly traded can also mean NASDAQ.  Nevermind the OTC(BB).  Even if there were no oil companies here, no oil attorneys, no oil investors, no oil funds, no oil executives living here for quality of life over the Permian, even if all that was true.....we have non-stop flights to all other population centers in Texas from Austin, why not that one?  

Why fucking Knoxville?  Why Grand Rapids?  I can't even think of a prank reason we'd need flights between there and Austin.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am on elevator alone.  Elevator door opens, guy gets on.  As doors are closing, he sees his buddy, so he half steps out and the doors re-open.  He then proceeds to have a little conversation, half-in, half-out of the elevator, fighting the doors three times in a row.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/13/2020 at 8:04 AM, Cheeseweasel said:

Your wife  son is using them to trim the plants  clip his guitar strings.

FIFY.  Leaves big divots in the blades too.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am on elevator alone.  Elevator door opens, guy gets on.  As doors are closing, he sees his buddy, so he half steps out and the doors re-open.  He then proceeds to have a little conversation, half-in, half-out of the elevator, fighting the doors three times in a row.

Assholes abound. Did he at least say sorry for the hold up?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Hanrahan said:

I am on elevator alone.  Elevator door opens, guy gets on.  As doors are closing, he sees his buddy, so he half steps out and the doors re-open.  He then proceeds to have a little conversation, half-in, half-out of the elevator, fighting the doors three times in a row.

That's when you push him out and hit the close door button

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Hanrahan said:

I am on elevator alone.  Elevator door opens, guy gets on.  As doors are closing, he sees his buddy, so he half steps out and the doors re-open.  He then proceeds to have a little conversation, half-in, half-out of the elevator, fighting the doors three times in a row.

And you just stood there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Hanrahan said:

I am on elevator alone.  Elevator door opens, guy gets on.  As doors are closing, he sees his buddy, so he half steps out and the doors re-open.  He then proceeds to have a little conversation, half-in, half-out of the elevator, fighting the doors three times in a row.

And you didn't say anything?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Hanrahan said:

I am on elevator alone.  Elevator door opens, guy gets on.  As doors are closing, he sees his buddy, so he half steps out and the doors re-open.  He then proceeds to have a little conversation, half-in, half-out of the elevator, fighting the doors three times in a row.

That's why God gave you the ability to stand on one foot...and kick his ass out with the other.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody posted that Baby Stewie clip of him and the douchebag in the shower yet? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/11/2020 at 6:49 PM, Tom said:

 

Wrong.  I am progressive and forward thinking. 

See I have a Zune that holds most of my songs I ripped from my Now That's What I Call Music collection.  I also scored a sweet high-end auxiliary cassette adapter.  So I just pop that baby into my cassette player and I am good to go.  I am my own radio.  I am the future. 

I like to run. The iPos shuffle is awesome. I hate carrying my cell phone when running. I took my fucked up iPod to the Apple store and they told me they stopped making that shit years ago. 

Seriously, what idiot wants to carry a phone when they're running?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 20 year old Kenmore dishwasher finally quit working right. Replaced the heating element and it worked for a couple weeks then took another shit. Decided to invest in a new, more efficient unit. Found a GE that I liked at Lowe's and ordered for delivery. This was right after New Year, so I cut them a little slack on logistics. A week goes by and I get a call that goes to vm because I don't answer random numbers. It says the unit has to be shipped from another store and will be ready in a few days.

Yesterday arrives, but without my dishwasher. WTF? Online status say processing. I call Lowe's CS line and after a 5 minute hold am told the unit is waiting for my pickup at the store. I told her it was a deliver, ahem, FREE delivery and I still wanted delivery. She put me on hold again for a couple minutes, said the earliest she could schedule me was a week from tomorrow. I got pissed and cancelled the order. Went back online, looked around and still couldn't find a better deal than this dishwasher, so I said fuck it and reordered the same damn one. Less than 30 minutes later I'm on the phone with the local delivery guys and it will be here at 10 am tomorrow.

Edited by RPM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Thetexashammer said:

I like to run. The iPos shuffle is awesome. I hate carrying my cell phone when running. I took my fucked up iPod to the Apple store and they told me they stopped making that shit years ago. 

Seriously, what idiot wants to carry a phone when they're running?

a0f600cc22dd24ab8140869d75d267b7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, RPM said:

My 20 year old Kenmore dishwasher finally quit working right. Replaced the heating element and it worked for a couple weeks then took another shit. Decided to invest in a new, more efficient unit. Found a GE that I liked at Lowe's and ordered for delivery. This was right after New Year, so I cut them a little slack on logistics. A week goes by and I get a call that goes to vm because I don't answer random numbers. It says the unit has to be shipped from another store and will be ready in a few days.

Yesterday arrives, but without my dishwasher. WTF? Online status say processing. I call Lowe's CS line and after a 5 minute hold am told the unit is waiting for my pickup at the store. I told her it was a deliver, ahem, FREE delivery and I still wanted delivery. She put me on hold again for a couple minutes, said the earliest she could schedule me was a week from tomorrow. I got pissed and cancelled the order. Went back online, looked around and still couldn't find a better deal than this dishwasher, so I said fuck it and reordered the same damn one. Less than 30 minutes later I'm on the phone with the local delivery guys and it will be here at 10 am tomorrow.

Had the exact same problem with a fridge last year. Solved it the same way, too. At least they’re consistent in their fuckery. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I like to run. The iPos shuffle is awesome. I hate carrying my cell phone when running. I took my fucked up iPod to the Apple store and they told me they stopped making that shit years ago. 
Seriously, what idiot wants to carry a phone when they're running?
I think I have one in a drawer that I'll mail you for free if I can figure out how to erase all the shitty music from 15 years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Okie State said:
On 1/15/2020 at 10:58 PM, Thetexashammer said:
I like to run. The iPos shuffle is awesome. I hate carrying my cell phone when running. I took my fucked up iPod to the Apple store and they told me they stopped making that shit years ago. 
Seriously, what idiot wants to carry a phone when they're running?

I think I have one in a drawer that I'll mail you for free if I can figure out how to erase all the shitty music from 15 years ago.

Found my old shuffle while purging shit over the holiday break. Would love to figure out a way to make it work but It’s probably not worth the effort.

i do agree with the sentiment of it being a nice alternative to having to carry around a phone while running. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, closetohumping said:

Not sure if trivial, but jacket in overhead bins?   Not on my watch

Yeah, if you stuff your shit in there before everyone else is on the plane, I'm jamming my luggage (dirty wheels first) right into it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Addendum to my dishwasher tale. Washer comes in, but I don't have time to install it until tonight. Unbox it, pull the old one out and the damn cutoff valve starts leaking. No prob, I'll swap them fast. I knew I had to use the old power cord, no big deal. Get that swapped and go to hook up the water. Huge problem. The new one has garden hose threads and requires a 90° elbow adapter to 3/8 hose thread. (which conveniently is not included or even fucking mentioned until you unbox the installation instructions. Nowhere that might remotely have that oddball fitting in stock is open at midnight so I had to turn the valve back on (it 99% stopped dripping) and shove the old washer back in the hole. Now I have 2 dishwashers and neither one works, But on the bright side, I have plumbing to do tomorrow replacing that fucking leaky valve. fml

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^thats ok, when I finally came to the modern era and got a fridge with an automatic ice maker, unopened the little valve and sunuva bjtch leaked.   Ok, turned it off went and got a replacement, had to shut off the main valve at the street, replaced the fridge valve, hooked it all up, opened the main valve and that pos started leaking.  Had to have a plumber come in early June to replace the main valve for $600. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, dingleberryswitzer said:

^thats ok, when I finally came to the modern era and got a fridge with an automatic ice maker, unopened the little valve and sunuva bjtch leaked.   Ok, turned it off went and got a replacement, had to shut off the main valve at the street, replaced the fridge valve, hooked it all up, opened the main valve and that pos started leaking.  Had to have a plumber come in early June to replace the main valve for $600. 

That sounds like my luck 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

drinking cups for kids.

 

i have 1 ZAK lid. 2 ZAK bottles, one with Minnie mouse, and one with Peppa Pig. of course the lid doesn't fit on the Disney one at all, but fits nicely with the Peppa one. So we have a tote in the cabinet packed high with any combo of lids, cups, straws, whatever but finding the right fit is next to impossible. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, T’Boo Ted Marshall said:

People that make no effort to show respect at a wedding or funeral by dressing like they are doing yard work.

I'l certainly echo that when it comes to funerals.  I think the entire practice is absolutely bat-shit insane.  And the tradition of showing up dressed in black business attire, or similar is just a pain in the ass.  As is bringing flowers that will die faster than the corpse.  But I've heard dozens of family mourners over the years comment on how much they appreciated so many folks turning out for their dear old uncle/mother/brother/etc.  And how nice it was to see folks they haven't seen in years looking their best and just "being there" for them.  If busting your ass and spending a few bucks to make it to a funeral to just be one of 20 or 100 dressed-up mourners to offer some brief solace to the family of the departed, then do it.  It's those little moments of comfort in the days, weeks, and months following an expected death that offer a tad of respite in an otherwise bewildering time.  And yeah, it just doesn't say "I'm here for you " when you show up after your shift at Arby's in work attire. But you brought extra curly fries for the pall bearers and I know you meant well.  

Having said that, who gives a shit what you wear to a wedding?  I'm not even in the wedding but i gotta go spend $200 on some shirt/tie combo that you told me wife just "goes" with the color palate of the day even though I'm not standing up.  The church harbored pedophiles, the bride is a human train-wreck, the groom is drugged out of his mind, the parents are fucking clueless, the whole ceremony is a maxed out credit card mistake, the reception is gonna just be some turkey on styrofoam plates and my bar tab, and I'm in for a $600 airfare because you d decided to get married as far away from an airport as possible.  You're divorced before the decade is done so I'm gonna go business casual and you'll be lucky to have that.  I'm sorry I don't have a suit that matches the bales of hay at your buffet of regret and lies.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had my second wedding right after work on Friday. Attire was casual to say the least. Open bar was limited to an hour and it still nearly broke me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Lobo said:

As is bringing flowers that will die faster than the corpse. 

Was this the funeral for a necromancer or lich?  I bet it was pretty Goth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Necromancer.  He was a dancer, a romancer.  She was a Capricorn, and he a Cancer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Lobo said:

Having said that, who gives a shit what you wear to a wedding?  I'm not even in the wedding but i gotta go spend $200 on some shirt/tie combo that you told me wife just "goes" with the color palate of the day even though I'm not standing up.  The church harbored pedophiles, the bride is a human train-wreck, the groom is drugged out of his mind, the parents are fucking clueless, the whole ceremony is a maxed out credit card mistake, the reception is gonna just be some turkey on styrofoam plates and my bar tab, and I'm in for a $600 airfare because you d decided to get married as far away from an airport as possible.  You're divorced before the decade is done so I'm gonna go business casual and you'll be lucky to have that.  I'm sorry I don't have a suit that matches the bales of hay at your buffet of regret and lies.  

Just had a fancy, schmancy wedding for my son in November.  They both have zero debt from school and great jobs, so they spared no expense on themselves, the dinners, etc. Humble brag, whatever, it was their deal, not ours. By several magnitudes, it was the fanciest wedding I had ever attended.

Nobody said shit about what anyone else was wearing.  Nobody showed up scuzzed out, but I heard zero comments about Uncle Joe's tie not matching or Aunt Mary's dress looking like shit.  Then again,  both families are normal fucking people, besides me; who showed up basically in their Sunday best, ready to celebrate their wedding. Fuck the people who are in it for their reasons/ social bullshit/ comparing dicks( figuratively speaking/) and wallets.  Couldn't agree more with your sentiment towards people who are 'faking it' or just trying to impress someone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do not and have never and never will care what another person wears in any situation unless they are wearing something that belongs to me or are wearing something unsanitary. The hierarchy of clothes is such bullshit. Denim below khakis below slacks below whatever is so fucking arbitrary. Wear what you want. If I'm not wearing it why would I give two shits?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Iceman said:

Just had a fancy, schmancy wedding for my son in November.  They both have zero debt from school and great jobs, so they spared no expense on themselves, the dinners, etc. Humble brag, whatever, it was their deal, not ours. By several magnitudes, it was the fanciest wedding I had ever attended.

Nobody said shit about what anyone else was wearing.  Nobody showed up scuzzed out, but I heard zero comments about Uncle Joe's tie not matching or Aunt Mary's dress looking like shit.  Then again,  both families are normal fucking people, besides me; who showed up basically in their Sunday best, ready to celebrate their wedding. Fuck the people who are in it for their reasons/ social bullshit/ comparing dicks( figuratively speaking/) and wallets.  Couldn't agree more with your sentiment towards people who are 'faking it' or just trying to impress someone.

What were they, farmers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I do not and have never and never will care what another person wears in any situation unless they are wearing something that belongs to me or are wearing something unsanitary. The hierarchy of clothes is such bullshit. Denim below khakis below slacks below whatever is so fucking arbitrary. Wear what you want. If I'm not wearing it why would I give two shits?
Even cargo shorts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, RPM said:

What were they, farmers?

1) LOLz, but you must not know many farmers, with regard to debt. 

2) One's degree is from West Point, with time being currently served  for his "free" education.  She lived at home with her parents the past 2 years after graduating and paid off all of her student loans.  The wedding became something of a celebration of the hard work/ sacrifice they had both put in.  They pulled it off very nicely where it was elegant/ fancy without insisting upon itself to impress anyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


mpu


Football ... Basketball ... Baseball ... Other Sports ... Recruiting ... Gambling ... Movies & TV ... Music ... Hobbies ... Lulz ... Food & Travel ... Daily Texan ... Help ... For Sale ... Politics ... Board Discussion
×
×
  • Create New...