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Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
4/10/24 8:46 p.m.

In reply to tuna55 :

When "Steal my Sunshine" comes on, I hurl the radio on the floor, and beat it with any large object I have available.

What a piece of E36 M3.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/10/24 8:50 p.m.

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

Funny, I react the same way  with American Pie. laugh

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
4/10/24 8:51 p.m.

In reply to jharry3 :

My angio was wrist, no trouble at all.  Unless you include the part where the cardiologist said, as I was lying on the table, "We'll keep that picture for the surgeon."  Which is how I found out I was getting a bypass.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/10/24 9:06 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

In reply to tuna55 :

When "Steal my Sunshine" comes on, I hurl the radio on the floor, and beat it with any large object I have available.

What a piece of E36 M3.

Appleseed said:

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

Funny, I react the same way  with American Pie. laugh

Funny, I feel the same way about both of them.

Luckily it's been a decade since I've heard either one.

 

No Time
No Time UltraDork
4/10/24 9:13 p.m.

In reply to Ashyukun (Robert) :

I really can't complain, it's lasted three winters here in Mass including being lifted up during a blizzard and blown across the yard to land upside down.

I usually use a push broom from the inside to get the snow to slide off, and just hadn't gotten out there first thing in the morning because I wasn't feeling well and it only had about 3" of "snow" on it. In reality it was 3" of mashed potatoes, but I didn't realize until it was too late. 

grover
grover GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/10/24 11:53 p.m.

Yes there were a couple of red flags before and during onboarding but I'm an optimist. 
 

A few weird things in my first quarter- but again, I'll keep working hard and it will work out. 
 

10 days into my first quota quarter- one deal in contract that will make my quarter and another moving along. Leading the team by far in every outbound metric. Laid off at 5pm effective immediately because I'm not a fit. Bs. I negotiated a higher base salary than everyone else and you missed your number last quarter so you got rid of three of us to raise EBITDA. 
 

I'm very tempted to get out of software sales. It's the Wild West. 

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/11/24 9:03 a.m.

Customer: That room you have been trying to repair the door on is empty. You can get in there to repair it. 

Me: Pulls 2 guys off another job and sends them down with the parts to make the repairs. 

Customer: Never mind, they already put another person in the room. 

Me: *@#& 

That's 4 man hours you will be billed for. 

 

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing SuperDork
4/11/24 10:42 p.m.

Non stop rain here in Western Pa and my roof is leaking in a few places. That's forcing my hand and making me have a new one installed. Now I need to get a heloc and add another monthly payment.  That sucks because my wife's car is almost paid off and we were hoping to put that money into savings. 

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/12/24 1:57 a.m.

I get......very annoyed when people seem stunned that I mean what I say.

 

You'd assume that this was a good character trait but instead it seems very foreign to most

wae
wae UltimaDork
4/12/24 2:12 p.m.

I've got this wooden shipping crate that would be perfect to hold my scrap steel.  I've also got a box full of casters.  I figured I'd put some casters on the crate and have a nice mobile thing to store my project metal.  Except every set of casters that I have is either a set of 4 that are threaded posts or a "set" of three.  And none of the sets of three are the same size.  I thought I'd at least be able to put the welding table on wheels with one of the threaded sets but all of those are too large.  So I've got a box of casters that are basically just a big tease.

dan0
dan0 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/12/24 9:24 p.m.

Just a small one today. Browsing Facebook Marketplace and the listing includes "trades welcome" or "open to trades" but doesn't even cast a net out there. 
 

Would be nice to get a basic idea of what they might be looking for as a trade or what they are trying to avoid. 
 

I'm just random browsing, not so interested to send a message and start a dialog. Only to potentially just get a no I don't want one of those. 

P3PPY
P3PPY GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/15/24 3:40 p.m.

Half of our lot used to be wide open until 40 years ago when the trees grew up. I have been clearing around the mature trees to try to make a space for my kids to play- and I have taken the Saab out a few times myself, but whatever.

I get that the land belonged to someone else. I get that it was their land. I get that they could do whatever they wanted with it. If they wanted to litter every square inch with trash, that was their prerogative.

All of that is true, and they certainly did. 
 

I am not kidding, if I kick it at the dirt, literally just kick at the dirt, I will uncover a piece of glass, a piece of plastic, some metal, some fabric-- just garbage. 
 

My children -- or any children in the future -- will never ever be able to walk barefoot in the woods behind our house. >:(

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/16/24 11:44 a.m.

No, I don't remember every estimate I have written in the last 12 months. I know you think you are the most important customer to ever walk planet Earth, but my memory is not that good. I have written 210 estimates since the first of the year. They range in price from $250 to $300k. If you contact me about an estimate, it would be super helpful if you would provide me with the estimate number so I can look it up. Yes I can frequently dig it up using your company name but it's faster to go by the number. You have one job you are trying to keep up with, I have hundreds. I need the information I track them with. 

If you are one of my larger customers and you send me a purchase order, I need an estimate number to go with it. This is doubly true when your PO price doesn't match up with any estimate I have written to your company. Help me out with an estimate number so I can tell you what your PO department did wrong. 

If you send me an estimate that is 9 months old, there is a 100% chance the price will not be honored. Have you noticed the inflation over the past year? Estimate pricing is good for 30 days, that's it. While I don't want to have to redo every estimate after 30 days, prices are fluctuating fast enough that I have to. No, I'm not eating the difference. Sorry. 

 Emailed confirmations are required even if you call me and tell me to proceed. It's not that I don't trust you, it's just that I don't trust anyone. Phone calls have a habit of not being remembered. An email is almost forever. I either need a signed estimate back from you or an email telling me to proceed with whichever estimate number you are approving. Notice that I still need the estimate number. 

In conclusion, providing an estimate number will help eliminate a lot of questions and emails back and forth. It will also save me a lot of time. 

 

 

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
4/16/24 12:45 p.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

That's all basic stuff.  In any correspondence I include enough information that, if there's any questions, they will be answered. Otherwise you're wasting everybody's time 

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/16/24 12:55 p.m.

Commercials on tv that are 5 seconds long.  5 seconds.

I would not have thought that a 5 second commercial was even possible.

 

Puddy46
Puddy46 Reader
4/16/24 1:10 p.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

Miller already had that beat.  For the super bowl 15(?) Years ago, they did a 1 second commercial.  

 

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/16/24 1:48 p.m.

Reven' daughter #1 is 19 years old and is completing her sophomore year at an out of state university.

I pay her tuition, rent, car / health insurance and I send her money for gas, food, etc. at the beginning of each month.

Reliably, half way through the month she's down to double digit numbers in her checking account.

I mentioned this to Mrs. Reven' and she criticized me for not sending smaller amounts of money more often.

I just want to scream "NOT EVERYTHING IS MY FAULT"...I never, ever, ever get to simply be annoyed, or concerned, or disappointed, or whatever by something.

Yes, we've been to counseling (therapist of her choosing which was a divorced female)...after two sessions of being told her behavior was a problem, she refused to go back.  

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
4/16/24 1:51 p.m.

In reply to RX Reven' :

Wow, I thought I was the only guy funneling cash to an expensive daughter.  (Cue Little Rascals guy throwing handfuls of cash out the window into the wind gif)

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/16/24 2:06 p.m.
Datsun240ZGuy said:

In reply to RX Reven' :

Wow, I thought I was the only guy funneling cash to an expensive daughter.  (Cue Little Rascals guy throwing handfuls of cash out the window into the wind gif)

She's a wonderful kid and I'm happy to do it for her.

 I worked two jobs straight through grad school and towards the end, it got so bad I thought something was wrong with my water supply as I'd sometimes taste salt while in the shower...I later realized I'd been tearing out during those few minutes per day that I wasn't answering to someone. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/16/24 3:29 p.m.
Peabody said:

In reply to Toyman! :

That's all basic stuff.  In any correspondence I include enough information that, if there's any questions, they will be answered. Otherwise you're wasting everybody's time 

90% of people do not give the tiniest fart whose time they waste, as long as it is not their own.

And of those 90%, 90% don't mind risking their own wasted future time, just on the off-chance they won't have to spend more than the bare minimum of time right now.

 

CAinCA
CAinCA GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/16/24 3:42 p.m.
Datsun240ZGuy said:

In reply to RX Reven' :

Wow, I thought I was the only guy funneling cash to an expensive daughter.  (Cue Little Rascals guy throwing handfuls of cash out the window into the wind gif)

I'm currently putting two kids though an all expenses paid ride though college. I went into the USAF, used my GI Bill to pay for a 2 year degree, worked full time and slept on the floor at my parent's house (dad didn't want me getting too comfortable wiht the idea of moving back home). I told both of my kids that I want them to have a real college experience. They are both pretty good with their spending and worked/saved in HS. They will both be working this summer too.

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/16/24 5:25 p.m.
Datsun240ZGuy said:

In reply to RX Reven' :

(Cue Little Rascals guy throwing handfuls of cash out the window into the wind gif)

...had to check it out

Baby Throwing Money Out Windw GIF - Baby Throwing Money Out Windw -  Discover & Share GIFs

...how do I look in that period hat? 

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 UltimaDork
4/16/24 6:08 p.m.

Between a 2nd grader and a preschooler, both of which are enrolled in after school activities. Between a gaggle of "mechanics" who don't seem to understand the proper use of a sick-day. Between teaching 6/7 year olds at church.

 

Berking SOMEONE gave me something nasty. No fever, just huge sinus pressure, some high-grade nausea, and zero energy. Went from hey, I can't tell if this is allergies or if I might be sick, to fully incapacitated in about 4 hours. Boo. 

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/17/24 8:58 a.m.
Duke said:
Peabody said:

In reply to Toyman! :

That's all basic stuff.  In any correspondence I include enough information that, if there's any questions, they will be answered. Otherwise you're wasting everybody's time 

90% of people do not give the tiniest fart whose time they waste, as long as it is not their own.

And of those 90%, 90% don't mind risking their own wasted future time, just on the off-chance they won't have to spend more than the bare minimum of time right now.

 

There is a lot of truth to this. They wander through life like a natural disaster, never realizing they are the cause of many of their own problems.

People who do this on a regular basis may want to consider that it not only costs them time, it ends up costing them money. They would do well to remember that I'm the guy writing the estimate and the price is directly proportional to how aggravating you are to work with. 

 

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/17/24 11:54 a.m.

Today on What Is Work Going To Throw In Front Of Me Now To Keep Me From Working we have a few favorites!

1) Computer has to update NOW! And that was 20 minutes wasted waiting.

2)Server error with the Mother Ship.  So no parts catalog for me.  Time for a long, long lunch.  (I wish)

 

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