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Rou, that is incredibly frustrating. It seems like someone is stepping in and trying to hog all the credit every time you put together an event. It's good you don't have to do another. If you did I would recommend wearing a shirt that says BACK UP!


Karma, it happens. It may take a little while, but it happens. These people eventually scheme and worm their way right off a ledge.


What kind of a crock is this stupid "non profit" meditation service I keep seeing flyers for? $200 (a person) to attend a work shop that teaches you how to meditate, discover your style of conflict, conflict styles of others, remain neutral and learn when to step in. Bull isht. I can do that for free. I bet some supervisors would love to send a few people there. The ones who can not resolve anything on their own and are constantly running to them with every little complaint rather than resolving most situations on their own.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I read some of the requirements for teens to get a work permit today and almost passed out. What kind of morons are we turning out in this country now thanks to over reactive parents, out of control litigation, and fear of litigation from parents? Do not get me wrong, I don't see all of it as bad. Setting hours on school nights, etc. no harm there, but they limit what can and can not be done to the extreme. Work in a restaurant ... Can't touch knives, scissors, slicers, shavers, shredders, etc. Do you really need to keep a 16 year old from dicing tomatoes and rough chopping some herbs? Wtf? One of my co workers and I were asking what kids are supposed to learn now. They are so restricted you can't do isht but sit in the house and pick your nose while watching tv. *As long as it is nothing with graphic violence or sex because we can't have your meager young mind suddenly flipping a switch and killing people because you watched a horror movie, or getting any ideas that people have sex. They don't, ever. Storks brought you into this world and they will take you out by plucking out your eyeballs if you go somewhere without me* No point in talking to my other co worker about it. Her daughters are in 7th and 9th grade and have never been allowed to have a sleep over at a friends house. She has to go with them on every school trip. She is scared of going to NY with her daughter chorus group next year so she won't allow her daughter to go. You have to ease up and let go a little. I am sure it is not easy. My dad would lecture me on being careful and had to name the 50 different ways I could get murdered every time I went on a trip, but he let me go. True, something could happen to you any time you go out the door (no matter your age) but getting stuck in a state of fear and paranoia about it and keeping your child their with you, unable to do anything that might result in a paper cut let alone anything else, is not a healthy reaction either.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 04-30-2014 at 02:51 PM.
One of my co worker cracked me up today. He was telling us a story involving a man who called about a tree that had fallen across his private drive during a storm. My co worker explained to him that state road crews do not remove trees from private roads. The state owns state roads, so they clear debris and maintain those roads. If a tree falls on train tracks, a railroad crew cleans it up. City parking lot, city crew. Your private drive... YOU. The man kept asking if the fire department could come out and clear the road. My co worker told him the departments are all volunteer, the members work regular jobs, it's 2am, it's pouring rain, and you do not have an emergency or need to leave your house at the moment. I seriously doubt they will come remove the tree. So this person asks what will happen if he does have an emergency. My co worker tells him not to worry. If you do, they will clear the road as they are getting to you. My CW asks if he had any neighbors who could help him with the tree. He was going to say "in the morning" but the guy interrupts and yells, "IT'S 2 AM!!" Lol. So he gets off the phone with him at the giy calls back 10 minutes later saying his small child is crying because the tree is in the road, the child wants to go to the moms house, and he can not meet his child's needs because of the tree in the road. My co worker said... At 2 in the morning? Haha. The next words out of my CW's mouth were, "People can not do isht for theirselves anymore". That's what we've been screaming!

*I think the best part was the load of bull this guy gave him on his second call about being on a fire department, in a different part of the state, that was volunteer, for a few years. They would have went anywhere and cut trees out of private roads at all hours of the night. Then you shouldn't have any problem cutting your own tree, right?
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 04-30-2014 at 05:33 PM.
People take less and less responsibility for themselves these days.
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3b in South Australia.
I've just added Pharrell Williams to my list of people I turn off the radio for.
3b in South Australia.
People take less and less responsibility for themselves these days.
Originally Posted by Starmie
Yes they do! And they will say anything and everything to try to get their way while acting like everything is a life or death emergency. Sure, it sucks when trees fall and block your road. I'm constantly moving trees out of my road after storms, and we had a huge tree uproot and take down several other trees on Tuesday morning. You do it yourself, call friends & family to help or tree trimmers. It's part of living in the woods. The fire dept will get them out of the way during emergencies, help people if the tree fell on their house, cut one that falls close by when they are out, standby if a tree takes down power lines, etc. A tree in your road alone is not an emergency, but NO!! It has to be taken care of, by emergency crews, for free, at 2am. Can't wait a few hours until someone can help you. :-/ It's laziness, lack of responsibility and impatience.

We have gone from people who would brave the wilderness to fluff's who cry if they can't push a button and get it done, a.s.a.p!


Ladies, I have sunshine today SUNSHINE!! It's wonderful.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 05-01-2014 at 05:35 AM.
People take less and less responsibility for themselves these days.
Originally Posted by Starmie
Yes they do! And they will say anything and everything to try to get their way while acting like everything is a life or death emergency. (...)

It's laziness, lack of responsibility and impatience.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
We have just been talking about this at my work. My group performs all the work, but it is generated by other departments. So if someone in another department has dropped the ball, forgotten something, or what have you; they end up calling us in a panic that my group has to complete it ASAP. There can be two or three different departments calling us at a time that *this*, no wait, *this* has to get done NOW!!!

On the one hand I want ot tell them to pound sand, but since we're a utility the only person that really would suffer is the customer.

The part they don't get is that if you're constantly calling us in a state of panic then we're not going to take anything as an emergency. Panic is now the new normal.
I've just added Pharrell Williams to my list of people I turn off the radio for.
Originally Posted by Starmie

NOOOOO!!! I love him. He is my boyfriend!!1
My sewing machine broke. So sad.

Now the question is "repair or upgrade". I'm going to check out the Baby Locks and Vikings
My mom has a 20+ year old baby lock (probably closer to 30 years) and it's still running like new. Good sewing machines. Her other is a Singer I believe. It's been going for years as well, just like the old singer built into a sewing table that I have. It was my grandmaws and then my moms. She has never had a Viking SM, but her other Viking equipment is top notch!
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Crazy weather! Horribly dry and burning on one end of the US and 20+ inches of rain falling in a short period of time and horrible flooding on the other side. The rain needs to work on time management skills.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Scrills, I like the Pins and Needles store. They've always been very helpful, and have good prices.

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I have a singer now. It was a $200 machine that broke. the timing is off and it will be $119 to fix or I can trade it in and use the value towards a better machine. I've heard that what happened with my machine (the timing is off) happens and will happen again with this machine
Scrills, I like the Pins and Needles store. They've always been very helpful, and have good prices.
Originally Posted by claudine191

Oh yeah! I called them two days ago. They are the ones with the Baby Locks. My cousin let me borrow his viking so I'm going to try that one out at home.

The viking is $279 and the baby lock is about $300 after trade in
Scrills, I like the Pins and Needles store. They've always been very helpful, and have good prices.
Originally Posted by claudine191

Oh yeah! I called them two days ago. They are the ones with the Baby Locks. My cousin let me borrow his viking so I'm going to try that one out at home.

The viking is $279 and the baby lock is about $300 after trade in
Originally Posted by scrills
You might be asking for trouble going w/ another really low end machine.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

The baby lock is $500, so I would consider that more middle of the road. plus, I can trade the machine up again once I get better. I want a decent machine, but don't want to spend too much until I know I'm going to stick with it. That and i need a serger. So I have to decide if I want to invest $1000+ on a hobby when I can't even keep up now, LOL


But I do have a feeling that I'm going to walk in and want more than the $500 machine, LOL

The good thing is that I can use my cousin's $279 viking as long as I want.
@spidey. There is a new video and this one is the worst one yet, LOL
The baby lock is $500, so I would consider that more middle of the road. plus, I can trade the machine up again once I get better. I want a decent machine, but don't want to spend too much until I know I'm going to stick with it. That and i need a serger. So I have to decide if I want to invest $1000+ on a hobby when I can't even keep up now, LOL


But I do have a feeling that I'm going to walk in and want more than the $500 machine, LOL

The good thing is that I can use my cousin's $279 viking as long as I want.
Originally Posted by scrills

Oh AFTER trade in!? Well, that's a great deal. I can't believe they are giving you the full value of the Singer. That's great! yes a $500 machine should be fine.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing and she can't give a quote over the phone, so my guess is that the trade-in value might actually be less. We shall see. I think I'm going to this weekend or tmmw


Is is bad that I've leaning towards the Baby Lock because the name is funnier. This is also how I decide between two paint colors (which name is better)
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