The First World Whinging Thread

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  1. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Reporter: Mr. Stark, why did you make your super-suit out of metal?
    Tony Stark: I originally experimented with ground beef, but my assistant Pepper pointed out that Iron Man sounded better than Pink Squishy Man. It turns out there were other advantages, too.
     
  2. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale hostis humani generis Contributor

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    Oh for fuck's sake....

    Trying to get set up to send money back home. I go to my bank, which is one of the better ones in this benighted country, and tell them I want to wire money to my bank back home.

    They say "O Noes, we can't do that!"

    I say, "Well, what about here, on your website, where it has instructions for getting set up to wire money internationally?"

    "O, you mean the SuperFLEX Remittance Super System? That's totally different and it never occurred to us that when you said you wanted to wire money home via our website you meant the SuperFLEX Remittance Super System, which says it's the "easiest way to wire money home" on our website."

    "Yeah, that one. Says here I need to come to the bank to do some paperwork for that."

    "No no no no no, you need to come to the bank if you want to use the SuperFLEXIBLE Remittance Super System, not the SuperFLEX Remittance Super System, and you aren't eligible for the SuperFLEXIBLE Remittance Super System at your investment level."

    "Okay, so what do I need to do to apply for the SuperFLEX Remittance Super System?"

    "Well, you can only do that online, so you should probably go home and take care of it. Anything else we can help you with?"

    And then when I get home, all my documents in order, I discover that "apply online" means fill in a form and then print out the results, attach photocopies of my relevant IDs, and mail it in to the bank. Which I was just at. And after 7-10 business days, they'll mail back a packet either accepting or declining my application to send money back home, but it's a packet that will require my personal signature, cannot be accepted by spouses, and if I mail it today...

    Waitaminute, next week is a shit-ton of holidays, that's why my plane tickets were so expensive. That should delay the 7-10 business days enough to let me get back to Japan in time to receive the packet.

    Well, at least that bit might work out okay.
     
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  3. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale hostis humani generis Contributor

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    Nope, nevermind, they need an updated ID that we aren't required to have until next year, and I haven't gotten around to getting yet.

    My life would be a lot simpler if one of my flights went all MH370 and all I had to do was fight off tropical polar bears.
     
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    Don't get me started on banks and monetary institutions. Oh boy! :bigmad:
     
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  5. Writersaurus

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    'Flawed Personality', how about instead, we start on hospitals?

    My uncle has stage 3 cancer, and the hospital told him that they're not treating him yet because there's little chance of it spreading - but surely, stage 3 is quite advanced. The next stage is them telling him 'there's nothing we can do - all we can do is buy you some time'. That's the health service for ya.
     
  6. mashers

    mashers Contributor Contributor Community Volunteer

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    PayPal?
     
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  7. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale hostis humani generis Contributor

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    Interesting thought
     
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    Please don't swear when I'm online!
     
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    Do they not have Western Union in japan, or paypal ....
     
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    My partner and I were in Japan for six months in 2001, and needed to get cash from America. The only way we could do it was through American Express. My partner had to go to downtown Tokyo, to the American Express office to pick up the cash, but at least they could get it to us. Western Union couldn't do it. No bank we dealt with in America could do it.

    Just American Express. I have become a huge American Express fan. They've never failed to come through for me on any international transaction.
     
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    My sister's in Japan right now. She goes all over the place - I envy her. In a loving way of course...:)
     
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    Iain Aschendale hostis humani generis Contributor

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    I'm heading out of Japan tomorrow, to a mystical land where you can see people of all races, creeds, and orientations, diverse, yet unified in their hatred of each other and everyone who isn't them...

     
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    Fuck yeah!

    OT: Setting my alarm for an hour earlier than usual was a pretty bad idea....
     
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    I've played 55 hours worth of Fallout 4 over the last two weeks and I thought I found something cool...

    ...but my dad had already found it and he had only played maybe five hours. I was so excited to show him and he said, "I thought you had already found it."
     
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    Moon De Devil Mon Contributor

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    When I was younger, I once spent around a thousand plus hours playing Fallout New Vegas. Not in one sitting, mind you, but over the course of about two years. After that one long play through, I started a new character and instantly found an unexplored area I somehow missed in those thousand plus hours. Not to mention unexplored dialogue options leading to new outcomes. Yesh.

    The amount of content in some games is staggering.
     
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    Impatience....
     
  17. Mink

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    It is! This my third restart because I wanted to start with something nifty, but everything keeps changing. Even where I have to go to get through a mission changes. It's crazy!

    And I have to beat this as best as possible before 76 comes out.
     
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  18. Mink

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    Another whine: I need a USB cord to reconnect my PS4 controller which means now I have to wait for my already connected controller to charge so I can play Fallout 4.

    I finally cleared Corvega and I'm close to finding Shaun, but now I have to wait until tonight.
     
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    Shenanigator Not a Fucking Doormat Contributor

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    When you find Shaun, tell him I said hi.

    I have no idea who Shaun is.

    :D
     
  20. BayView

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    Isn't this just classic introversion?
     
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  21. Mink

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    Will do! If I find him (and after the thorough lashing for making me drag myself through crime ridden cities and fighting things that aren't zombies, but act suspiciously like zombies).
     
  22. Shenanigator

    Shenanigator Not a Fucking Doormat Contributor

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    In that case, make him buy you dinner. :)
     
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    Nope, just ADHD and clinical depression, and no ability to filter the multi conversations and noises around me. I process it all involuntarily, and it triggers a shutdown.
     
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  24. mashers

    mashers Contributor Contributor Community Volunteer

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    TBH that sounds a lot like autism. I'm exactly the same.
     
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    Just love to BS and yak-yak... until I don't. *shrug*
     
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