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Old 11-19-2016, 10:28 PM
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If only someone could invent some connector with magnets to hold it in place, which would safely disconnect when you trip over the cord... :wish:

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Old 11-23-2016, 10:30 PM
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The way they change the model numbers for everything in Canada so you'll never find parts or manuals for anything unless they accidentally let the real (American) model number slip somewhere. Sometimes I luck out and they just put a sticker over it, but usually, no. You think they could just add a -CA to the end or something, but no, model numbers become randomized hashes such as 8109348762893407 because fuck you.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:34 PM
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The way they change the model numbers for everything in Canada so you'll never find parts or manuals for anything unless they accidentally let the real (American) model number slip somewhere. Sometimes I luck out and they just put a sticker over it, but usually, no. You think they could just add a -CA to the end or something, but no, model numbers become randomized hashes such as 8109348762893407 because fuck you.
Ask for Gravol anywhere else in the world.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:39 PM
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Ask for Gravol anywhere else in the world.
It's a problem here too, now. There's 16 kinds of over-the-counter gravols, and only the pharmacist knows which ones actually contain the drug we knew as gravol. To wit, "none of them".

Fortunately they knew the relevant generic.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:27 PM
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Bland newspaper article about upcoming post-hurricane Matthew salvage car auction
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After some time in a garage, the BMW soaked to the floorboards might roll down a highway once more, thumbing its mechanical nose at Matthew.
Do you even edit, bro? BMWs don't have thumbs. BMWs don't have noses. Hurricane Matthew was a transient weather system that no longer exists.

Also, soaked "to the floorboards" is essentially the minimum that a car can be soaked.
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:52 AM
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1. All I wanted last night was some hot wings, and I was extremely starving and very nearly passed away, because not one but TWO different places cockblocked me (the first had super-long waits and the second was surprise closed for remodeling), so remember how I was almost dead? Remember that part, because I ordered pizza and wings from Papa John's. Apparently, Obamacare forced them to make chicken wings with that generic supermarket rotisserie chicken seasoning and then faintly drizzle on some super-bland "hot" sauce for decoration. Fucking gross. Those flavors do not belong together. How can anyone think this is OK?

2. Fucking Netflix now autoplays ads for things from the MAIN PAGE as you're scrolling through. Just straight up plays commercials even when you didn't select anything.

3. I keep getting super annoying phone calls.
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:44 AM
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Remember that part, because I ordered pizza and wings from Papa John's.
This is not trivial, like, at all. Wings is serious bnz.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:41 PM
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1. All I wanted last night was some hot wings, and I was extremely starving and very nearly passed away, because not one but TWO different places cockblocked me (the first had super-long waits and the second was surprise closed for remodeling), so remember how I was almost dead? Remember that part, because I ordered pizza and wings from Papa John's. Apparently, Obamacare forced them to make chicken wings with that generic supermarket rotisserie chicken seasoning and then faintly drizzle on some super-bland "hot" sauce for decoration. Fucking gross. Those flavors do not belong together. How can anyone think this is OK?

2. Fucking Netflix now autoplays ads for things from the MAIN PAGE as you're scrolling through. Just straight up plays commercials even when you didn't select anything.

3. I keep getting super annoying phone calls.
Seriously, with problems like that I don't know how you manage to keep from just ending it all. You must be awfully tough and brave.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:27 PM
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The plys on our two-ply toilet paper are misaligned, which has forced me to reevaluate my assumptions about how toilet paper is made.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:16 PM
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I hate it when that happens. That used to happen pretty regularly with some off-brand toilet paper my wife used to buy. She still some off-brand paper, but it must be a different off-brand because we haven't had that happening for some time now.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:57 PM
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The plies are likely not misaligned, but have been separated by accident. Try taking the top ply on it's own and putting it over the top of the roll so it hangs down. You may find that it's actually the bottom ply and they line up correctly once you've done that. Admittedly, I may have explained that all wrong as I found it very hard to put in words what I do when that happens.
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:08 PM
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Janet is right. You normally only have to unwind and discard a single turn of what is the currently outer ply and the perforations will then magically line up.
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:17 PM
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OK, that worked. Thank you for troubleshooting our toilet paper.
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:26 PM
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But it is still annoying.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:13 AM
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Ooh, I have a trivial annoyance! So we went to see the Jesus and Mary Chain tonight. That's the awesome part. The annoying part is the obnoxious muppets who tried to start a pit*. Almost all of us there were at least 40. Someone's gonna break a hip if you keep shoving us like that.

*it would be different if it was a band that you'd EXPECT to find a pit at. Us old folks would stand far enough back not to get involved in that shit.
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Trivial things that annoy me:

1. People who don't show up when they say they will.

I moved my utility trailer by hand so the old refrigerator and water heater were accessible, and I rolled the barrel of scrap metal out of my shop building, which I was going to let the scrap man have for nothing, including the barrel. They were a no-show. The guy on the phone said it was too cold and it was raining. It was 37 deg F and very lightly misting. Sheesh. Fuck them, I'll load that shit on the utility trailer and haul it to the metal recycling place myself then, and I'll get the money for it.

Pest control guy, in the off-season, offered to do a free termite inspection. Okie-dokey, 10AM Friday, he says. At least he called to say he wasn't going to make it because he had a dead battery on his company truck. Some other time,... maybe.


2. People who ask for something for free then get picky about it.

A guy placed a Craigslist ad asking for tires a certain size that would fit a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I happen to have one that size, a tire that was barely used before we decided to get an entire new set of tires. I contacted him. First he asked if it came with a wheel. No wheel. Then he said he was looking for matched pairs of tires. Well, fuck you very much. Now I'm going to drill holes in it and drop it in a ditch somewhere, you fucking fuck.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:05 PM
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I already avoid Home Depot as a rule just because they suck, but they've run pretty much everyone else out of business, so sometimes I have to go there.

And lately, almost every time I'm there by myself, I get harassed by these roaming predatory salespeople trying to hard sell me a fucking kitchen remodel. (Does this happen to you guys? Because I know confirmation bias and all, but it sure looks to me like they're passing by a lot of other people to get to me, like they're profiling me.)

Anyways, it happened again yesterday, so I decided to complain to corporate and just give them an FYI that this policy is causing me to exhaust nearly every other option before I'll step foot in their stores.

So they respond and tell me they've forwarded my contact information to the store manager. Because obviously, the solution to someone who doesn't like being harassed in their store is to harass them at home instead.

Also, they called me "Mrs." That really really grosses me out.

I hate stupid profiling like that so much that I have started to hate the people they base the profiles on.
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I've never been to Home Depot without being sold a kitchen remodel.

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I think lisaurea must look like someone who is in desperate need of a kitchen remodel (and who among us isn't?) and the very compassionate and helpful sales person(s) is just empathically responding to her silent cry for help.

Mrs. Pea, admitting that you have a problem is the first step to solving the problem. Home Depot wants to help you make that step.

Consider this post an intervention.
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Bah, stupid computer case I bought came with a large bag of screws and other odds and ends but gives you no sheet telling you what they are! I mean some of them are obvious but still. NOW I HAVE TO LOOK IT UP ON THE INTERNET.
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I hate getting up in the morning (I get up before anyone else) and finding an empty (or at less than one-cup capacity) reservoir on the coffeemaker. I make it a point to refill the reservoir if my cup of coffee takes it down to that level.
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I just realized that I still had my winter holiday avatar up.
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Not everyone with a king sized mattress uses king sized pillows! King sized pillows are weird and stupid!

Fuck you, colluding king sized sheet set conglomerates!

(I keep meaning to just gather up all my dumb king sized pillowcases and modify them, but thus far, I have not done so.)
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