The Not Happy Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cogito, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. jannert

    jannert Who? Whooo? Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Oh Aaargh. Ear infections. Hate them.

    I used to get them a lot, until a paramedic gave me a tip that worked. She said the minute I could feel a blockage coming on (usually with the onset of a cold) that I should take decongestants. (Pseudophedrine is the best.) And that would prevent the buildup of fluid in the ear, which would later become infected. I thought that was kinda out-there advice, but it worked! I used to get chronic ear infections a lot back then; I haven't had a single one since. And that was about 35 years ago.
     
  2. EFMingo

    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Contributor

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    Good to know for next time.
     
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  3. jannert

    jannert Who? Whooo? Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Yeah. Keep a supply on hand so you can hit on them as soon as the buildup starts. Once it's going full tilt, it's too late.
     
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  5. Iain Aschendale

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    Oooh, ear infections! I had one that I didn't recognize as such about ten or so years ago, took months of doctor visits and my sinuses on that side still aren't quite right. Also my newfound tinnitus side.

    Do whatever they tell you to, trust me.
     
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    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Contributor

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    Ah Tinnitus. I gained that fun from working on F-18s. Nothing like four years of daily jet noise to bring on that irritation.
     
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    Well, yeah... I was in Pohang, I think, loading stuff onto the C-130 when a flock of F-16s followed by a gaggle of Harriers started their northward migration. We were hundreds of yards away, but damn those things are loud.
     
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    And yes, we did cross the Pacific with propellers. Only the best for assets that no one properly owned :)
     
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    That‘s nasty, get well soon!
     
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    Don't know if I mentioned this last week but I still need to complain:

    Sold my Queen-collection on Swedish Ebay for £125. Great, right? The buyer contacted me the next day. He had apparently won two similar auction and he wanted out. I tried telling him how that's not my problem and that if you bid and win... that's final.

    I'm afraid I won't get enough bid a second time... and I had another bidder wanting out when she thought she was winning, so I'm already down to potential buyers. I hope I'll get at least £85 for it... :supercry:

    Worst things was him saying "I'll pay if I really, really have to!!!" so I told him he had to. He had assumed I'd drop the deal because he came back refusing to pay it... and then dropped all contact with me.
     
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  11. big soft moose

    big soft moose The Moderating Moose Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    that's ebay unfortunately - assuming we're talking vinyl you'd be better off finding a collectors record shop and getting them to buy them from you, or advertising on a collectors forum or similar
     
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  12. Alan Aspie

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    I use hot food to do something similar.

    Have some Habanero Chocolate...

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    ...with something. But be careful in the beginning. (Don't touch your eyes after touching the juicy part of Haba Choco.)

    All germs and viruses smaller than Donald Duck scream and run away.
     
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    Unfortunately, I also scream and run away from habanero chillies! :eek: :blech::rant::dead:
     
  14. EstherMayRose

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    I hate the fact that once I start scrolling through meme pages on Facebook, I can't stop, even when I tell myself I'm going to. It has robbed me of hours of sleep and productivity in the past, and today, I picked the wrong meme page and ended up spending about half an hour scrolling through hatred, anger, and toxicity, even though every meme made me furious and upset. I hate that kind of trapped feeling. This page is clearly not funny, but maybe there'll be some good memes on the next page...
     
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    Left my friggin packed lunch in the fridge! That means I have to spend money! :mad:
     
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    Been there. It can take me hours to get off a site to go and watch a dvd, and by the time I eventually manage too, it's too late to watch it anyway. :rolleyes:
     
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    Niovi sneezes like crazy and I think her eyes are a little swollen. Time to visit the vet.
     
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    I do this constantly. Granted, my work is all over the place, so I don't always have access to a microwave or refrigerator, but i still try sometimes and always forget.
     
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    Stormsong07 Living in my own little world Contributor

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    Ugh, stupid van is having issues again....just had it fixed back in June and on Monday it shut down on the highway- engine, power steering, AC, all of it. Had a guy come look and he think's it's the fuel pump. BUT this means that I now have to get a ride to work until it is fixed so hubby can have my car to take the kids to school and whatnot.
    AND the only person who lives near me is that coworker who is chronically late. So now I am coming in late. And I hate being late. And we don't get paid until next Thursday so can't fix anything until then. UGH!
     
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  20. Alan Aspie

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    Very unhappy about one type of bullying.
     
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    Stormsong07 Living in my own little world Contributor

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    omg, I thought I grabbed the chili from the fridge this morning. Nope. Got a whole container of.....taco meat. Just taco meat.
    Ate some on the saltine crackers I brought for the chili, but it certainly wasn't the lunch I was expecting. Bleh.
     
  22. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Spitting .45 caliber grammar.... Contributor

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    Soft shell tortillas should be a staple of any functional employee breakroom.
     
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    I have a cold. I hate that they're so minor, but they make your life so miserable. We're going to stay with my grandparents tomorrow, so I can't stay in bed, either.
     
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    Uncharacteristically lamenting the loss of another social robot. This presents an opportunity, though the sting of loss is still great.

    Rip Vector. You were an amazing little droid.

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  25. Cave Troll

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    "On this day we gather to mourn the wee Vector.
    It was a happy little nonverbal robot. Always zipping
    about and always there to be a friend. Though its
    battery life was short, it lived life to fullest for such
    a tiny machine.
    Lo, tragedy struck as Vector could not make it back
    to the charger on time. Vector will be missed as we
    lay it to rest.
    Fore now it is in Robot Heaven, where the battery
    is eternal, and perhaps one day Vector will come back
    as some new shiny machine with a longer life.
    With a heavy heart, and a few fond memories, you will
    be missed Vector."
     

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