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06-08-2020, 12:06   #2806
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Great. The Groudhog Day curse makes another victim...
Punxsutawney Phil is on the loose again????
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06-08-2020, 12:12   #2807
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Need to defrost my freezer!
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06-08-2020, 13:17   #2808
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I'm at the stage of WFH where my focus and motivation is entirely shot. I'm lucky if I get through a third of the list of things I need to do at work every day. Anything and everything is a distraction and I just don't seem to care half the time. Anyone else? Very annoying at this stage.

Another less trivial annoyance, I feel like my flat is falling apart at the moment. Wifi connectivity issues last month, water pressure problems, exposed drain last week, boiler this week. TA I texted the local plumber about a problem with my leaky boiler and I read it back and it sounds dirrrrrty.
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06-08-2020, 13:38   #2809
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I can't help you re the mobile data usage itself, but you could use the phone for tethering/as an internet hotspot.
Thank you I pretend I don't have that option so that I try be more productive.

TA - my cat keeps attacking/playing with the loo roll. I went to take him out of the bathroom and he decided to hide in the laundry basket. Cute but a little pest sometimes.
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06-08-2020, 15:19   #2810
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Thank you I pretend I don't have that option so that I try be more productive.

TA - my cat keeps attacking/playing with the loo roll. I went to take him out of the bathroom and he decided to hide in the laundry basket. Cute but a little pest sometimes.
I wish my cat did that instead she brings me home lovely presents

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06-08-2020, 16:54   #2811
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I wish my cat did that instead she brings me home lovely presents
He's an indoor cat, he does go outside for a little ramble around each day, but doesn't get chance to bring me presents, thankfully!

Edit to add: the loo roll thing isn't the worst, but he usually knocks it down, then he and the dog drag it around the house and tear it to bits

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06-08-2020, 19:49   #2812
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My supervisor constantly misinterprets my tone of voice and my accent as sarcastic, cheeky and aggressive. She has, on two occasions, asked me what my problem is with her, with genuine offence taken.

What triggered her to ask me was when she handed me a new set of keys I asked for, and I asked, for clarification, "and I get to keep these yeah? I can bring them home and have them attached to my own keyring?" and she said "ah yeah sure you just hand them in whenever you decide to finish up here"

And I said, "well might as well claim ownership of these so, you won't be getting rid of me any time soon! *laugh*"........ She was offended by this, and asked me what my problem was, and said "you're very sarcastic, what have I done to you? What is your problem with me? I don't understand"

..... So trying my best to reassure her that it's just the way I talk, my accent does come across as very BOOMING and LOUD and BRASH! But like everyone else who I've had the pleasure of befriending and already know, this is just the way I am - it's how I sound. I'm from outside the East end of Glasgow, and we all talk like this....

I'm the friendliest person in the world (despite my crankiness on here) and I have the best interests of everyone at heart. My fiancée's mother took her time to get used to me as well, constantly thinking that I was shouting at her daughter and talking down to her, when I wasn't.

Having a Scottish accent in another country has never been exactly easy, as people have always taken me up wrong when I talk. Someone in work even said to me "do you always have to be so angry when you talk to people?? you're very irritable"

I'M NOT ANGRY! I PROMISE!

But I fear that this accent of mine is gonna end up going against me. My supervisor has been constantly getting frustrated at me for "arguing" with her when it is not what I'm doing, and I don't like the idea of her reporting me for being aggressive, sarcastic and cheeky, when I am not doing that at all.

TA that my accent offends people.
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06-08-2020, 21:19   #2813
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I'm at the stage of WFH where my focus and motivation is entirely shot. I'm lucky if I get through a third of the list of things I need to do at work every day. Anything and everything is a distraction and I just don't seem to care half the time. Anyone else? Very annoying at this stage.
I’m definitely the same. I’m currently on a few weeks annual leave at the moment just to recharge (lucky enough to have a mobile home to go to to get away from the house), but I was definitely finding myself just not caring any more. Not a feeling I like at all.

My WFH TA is that the rest of my team all love being at home, and our company is 100% behind people working from home for as long as they want, so I’ll probably never really get back to “normal” work with them again. Which is a pity, because we all get on really well, and work was usually fun. I’m really missing that, and it saddens me that it’s probably gone for good in my company, even when I do get back into the office.
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06-08-2020, 21:30   #2814
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just back from a drive from the shops. A motorist managed to simultaneously change lanes right in front of me while not using their indicator, and throw an empty crisp bag out the window. Ignorance level 10
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Somebody in Woodies today was in the card only till.Then tries to pay with cash.Seriously the card was right in front of you.

Luckily she had a card and paid with that.
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06-08-2020, 22:59   #2816
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Driving to my GF's house this evening, I got held up behind an amateur bike race. Now I tried my best to respect their space and not get annoyed at them, but all that went out the window when a few rogue pedalists, thinking they were in the Tour de France or something, veered onto the road without warning when making a break from the peloton. Literally a few feet out of their designated cycle lane and hard shoulder.

Had to take evasive action a couple of times and edged past the central white line in doing so, where oncoming cars were driving towards me. It was either that or knock down one of the cyclists, and we all know who'd be blamed if that occurred.

Ridiculous carry on. No other 'sport' interferes with people getting on with their everyday lives more than cycling. And the enthusiasts are often very sensitive if they are accused of being in the wrong.

And it brings to mind how I have noticed a surge in new cyclists on the roads, many of whom wouldn't have the greatest control of their bike (zig-zagging along). Its got to the stage where a bicycle license should be required on our roads.
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'Too many connections' error still coming up for me using boards....
Tis a pain!
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06-08-2020, 23:54   #2818
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Stupid formulaic Hollywood films: Plot no. 24-A: Dad works too hard, he really wants the big promotion. He is too busy to spend time with the kids and has missed Junior's little league game again.
In the end he learns the importance of family, tells his hardnose, ultra-capitalist boss where to get off and is promptly given the promotion. GAAAH!
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Stupid formulaic Hollywood films: Plot no. 24-A: Dad works too hard, he really wants the big promotion. He is too busy to spend time with the kids and has missed Junior's little league game again.
In the end he learns the importance of family, tells his hardnose, ultra-capitalist boss where to get off and is promptly given the promotion. GAAAH!
I'd probably watch that
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I'd probably watch that
Trust me you already have. Many, many times .


Plot no. 17-B: The tough guy soldier/cowboy, whatever, is tired of fighting. He moves somewhere for a quiet life, he meets a woman and falls in love. They are happy.

Enter the bullies, they threaten or kill his woman. He kills the bullies. THE END.
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