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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:57 am

It’s 6:25am and somebody is still setting off fireworks. I’ve never been more ready to murder someone.
WTF? That's crazy.

I have a text from my wife last night from 4:30 that she was just going to bed. Apparently she was talking to her aunt and uncle and they ended up chatting into the wee hours.

Naturally, my son decides to wake up at 5:15 this morning of all days. My decision to not imbibe last evening is looking good. Especially with only sleeping four hours or so.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:25 am

I slept maybe an hour thanks to the noise. I generally don’t care if people set off fireworks for stuff like New Years, and expected a little more this year because 2020 was absolute trash. But 10+ hours straight? That’s too god damn much when it’s the middle of the night.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:35 am

I woke up and didn't have any Bisquick mix.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:31 pm

It’s 6:25am and somebody is still setting off fireworks. I’ve never been more ready to murder someone.
This year was blessedly devoid of shenanigans of this sort. Which is very out of character for here, almost disconcertingly so.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:39 pm

It’s 6:25am and somebody is still setting off fireworks. I’ve never been more ready to murder someone.
This year was blessedly devoid of shenanigans of this sort. Which is very out of character for here, almost disconcertingly so.
Year round warm weather, the Pacific Ocean, and less shenanigans... so jealous of you, tif. Get the covid **** in order and you have it made.

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Postby AuthorTony » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:52 pm

I've been trying to install vinyl plank flooring for two days now and don't even have 2 full rows done. It keeps popping apart at the seams and I want to shoot myself in the face.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:34 am

people who have a tweet go viral and then "promote" something in the replies

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:38 am

So like every viral tweet ever? :lol:

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:39 am

People who drive 40 in the left lane on a highway where the speed limit is 70. These people are worse than speeders, and I came across two of them today.

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:15 am

Packaging. Hear me out. Got my latest Subscribe and Save order yesterday, which included a tub of Cascade. The tub is actually only filled about 75%, so you have all of this excess material that serves no purpose whatsoever. The same can be said for chip bags and a ton of other things. I get that it's a sales tactic, but I'm genuinely curious if they could save more money - and help the environment - by scaling back the packaging as opposed to the mouth breathers who suddenly think that they're getting less product because the packaging shrinks.

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Postby blackjack68 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:20 am

Are you old enough to remember the original audio CD packaging that was about a foot tall?

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:21 am

Are you old enough to remember the original audio CD packaging that was about a foot tall?
I am, unfortunately.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:33 am

Packaging. Hear me out. Got my latest Subscribe and Save order yesterday, which included a tub of Cascade. The tub is actually only filled about 75%, so you have all of this excess material that serves no purpose whatsoever. The same can be said for chip bags and a ton of other things. I get that it's a sales tactic, but I'm genuinely curious if they could save more money - and help the environment - by scaling back the packaging as opposed to the mouth breathers who suddenly think that they're getting less product because the packaging shrinks.
Chip bags I understand due to settling. Other items like Cascade don't make sense.

I also don't like how we've been slowly duped over the years by products slowly shrinking in weight/size while prices climb. See: Oreo discussion a while back or a Reese's PB cup.

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Postby meow » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:35 am

Why do Amazon drivers insist on putting packages right against my storm door? I couldn’t get it open today to grab our delivery because it was too heavy to shove the door hard enough to move the box.

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Postby Morkle » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:38 am

Did it to me just now. No idea why that happens continually.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:05 pm

Why do Amazon drivers insist on putting packages right against my storm door? I couldn’t get it open today to grab our delivery because it was too heavy to shove the door hard enough to move the box.
pwned

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Postby AuthorTony » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:13 pm

Why do Amazon drivers insist on putting packages right against my storm door? I couldn’t get it open today to grab our delivery because it was too heavy to shove the door hard enough to move the box.
Everyone except FedEx does that to me.

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Postby dodint » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:49 pm

I saw an interesting post on a legal sub-reddit yesterday.

UPS driver walked up to the door. Packaged needed a signature. Since they don't do signatures anymore they just punch in the name of the person that answers the door. UPS driver was making small talk and asked what was in the box. Resident replied it was a PS5, a gift for his nephew. UPS driver finished punching in the name and noted that it was delivered by signature and marked the location via UPS. Then the driver picked up the package, nonchalantly walked back to the truck, and left with it. Resident has filed complaints with UPS, eBay, and the local police but they are all punting accountability for it to the other entities.

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:52 pm

That story makes no sense at all.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:53 pm

I'm not a legal expert but that seems squarely on UPS

also seems like a fake story (not that you're making it up dodint but the person who posted it on reddit is lying)

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:53 pm

Are you old enough to remember the original audio CD packaging that was about a foot tall?
I think that was originally intended to inhibit shoplifting. When they first came out, they cost the 2020 equivalent of like $40. lol

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Postby Faftorial » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:57 pm


When they first came out, they cost the 2020 equivalent of like $40. lol
What a scam and why I don't shed any tears for the recording industry.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:59 pm

I read a story about an Amazon delivery driver who was caught doing the PS5 snatchy-grabby thing on the homeowner's Ring. Amazon was originally just going to offer them a gift card, but when the customer shared the video footage they fired the driver.

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Postby Shyster » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:24 pm

The last three times I went to Wendy's, I tried to order chili only to be informed that they were out. Is there some sort of national chili shortage I'm not aware of?

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:00 pm

People that say "wish me luck"

Its similar to like-whoring on facebook

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