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Old 11-09-2016, 04:42 PM   #3201
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Hmmm, have you considered building a wall to keep out people seeking a better life North of the border?
Normally the hockey and the polar bears keep them out.
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:04 AM   #3202
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Robocalls that don't identify their source up front.
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:18 AM   #3203
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Robocalls that don't identify their source up front.
Agreed! My go-to response to any number I don't recognize to let VM handle it.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:33 PM   #3204
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When your computer does this at whim. It also has a pink colour scheme available. The other day it gave me a plaid pattern of green and pink stripes. Perhaps it's in the Christmas decoration spirit. It's a good computer and it served me faithfully, but this is getting ridiculous.
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:29 PM   #3205
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You know, this is actually quite appropriate:

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As he lay there, thinking and getting a hold of himself, he noticed all at once that the darkness was slowly giving way: a pale greenish light was growing round him.
(The same can, course, not be said of pink or tartan.)
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:09 AM   #3206
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:52 PM   #3207
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Snow and ice. I know, many people deal with it regularly and are used to it. In my neck of the woods though, it's a hassle.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:03 PM   #3208
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Snow and ice. I know, many people deal with it regularly and are used to it. In my neck of the woods though, it's a hassle.
On that note, winter rain. I'll take snow anytime.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:22 AM   #3209
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On that note, winter rain. I'll take snow anytime.
I think you're right. Cold rain or sleet is far more miserable than snow.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:04 PM   #3210
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When booking a simple ticket requires restarting the computer, fixing the internet connection multiple times, getting into a fight with the bank account thingymajig, selling your soul to the devil - and even so, only getting it after 10 or so tries.
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:14 PM   #3211
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Plagues of Morgoth!

Specifically, my nearly week-long (and still going) sinus infection and my daughter's "flu-like" virus.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:12 PM   #3212
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Plagues of Morgoth!

Specifically, my nearly week-long (and still going) sinus infection and my daughter's "flu-like" virus.
He does love pulling out the bioweapons this time of year.


Accidentally falling asleep for half a day when you had a ton of stuff to do.
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:58 PM   #3213
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When your bank card randomly blocks your card purchases. It has happened before on occasion, but now I'm trying to make important purchases online and not a single one is going through because the bank refuses to transfer the money. Flipping idiots! There's nothing even wrong with the card, there's enough money on it and everything, they're just being obnoxious. 'Oh, we didn't realize you were using your card abroad!..' Idiots! I've been using my card abroad for months now and you were letting me. But every once in a while you went 'nah, suspicious, someone must be using her card to buy potatoes', and blocked specific transfers. Now you're just blocking everything. Stupid, stupid bureaucrats, who must be in cahoots with whoever collects the money for international calls - because emails are not secure enough to confirm I do not have an official block on my card. Nasssty, mean, fat idiots!

Sorry, I just need to vent. I know it's the system that's doing the mess, not the individuals working there, but seriously!
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:17 PM   #3214
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Speaking of banks...when your bank says you cant move money out of your savings account anymore, or else they will just cancel your savings account and put it all in checking...because of some obscure federal banking law that deals with money laundering.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:13 AM   #3215
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Definitely those "fresh food and recipes to your door" delivery companies like HelloFresh (I think they have different ones in Europe and the USA). Anything that creates two kilos of cardboard and plastic waste per delivery, takes all the challenge and creativity out of cooking, and encourages people to spend less time shopping for food and more time working falls squarely in with the hypermodern industrial devilry of Orthanc and Barad-dur.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:18 AM   #3216
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Definitely those "fresh food and recipes to your door" delivery companies like HelloFresh (I think they have different ones in Europe and the USA). Anything that creates two kilos of cardboard and plastic waste per delivery, takes all the challenge and creativity out of cooking, and encourages people to spend less time shopping for food and more time working falls squarely in with the hypermodern industrial devilry of Orthanc and Barad-dur.
I never got the point of those. It's a lot cheaper and more practical to look up recipes yourself, if you don't know them, and buy products in the grocery store. I may not be quite ready to assign them to Mordor, but they always seemed too much like 10 Easy Ways To Swindle People. Bill Ferny, perhaps?
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:41 PM   #3217
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Falling sick on the most important day of the week. My housemate gets sick - it's on a short day, attendance is not taken at these classes, and they are all recorded. I get sick and have to miss a day - mandatory classes with attendance, a hands-on lab, most confusing lecture is not recorded, and two meetings take place. Wonderful timing!
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