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Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:03 pm
by EndgamerAzari
Wyzack wrote:Sign looks awesome dude, post your full collection


Eh, I can't right now, partly because I'm at work and partly because they're all at my friends' house for storage. I couldn't hang them where I live now, and I'll only be at this next place for three months, so there's really no point in decorating too much. Once I'm somewhere worth decorating I'll get them all out.

I also got the "BRING ON THE NIGHT" one today--checked, it works fine. Didn't take a picture, since it's not as funny as FUCKERS. It is a very nice light blue, though.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:46 pm
by Remie Richards
Overheard my 25 year old sister and 52 year old mother talking about Pokemon Go.
jesus christ.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:07 am
by Falamazeer
I work with the elderly as a male in a predominately female oriented field. Don't panic, no sexism intended to be incoming (if it does sorry ahead of time, white/cis/male just venting)

a bit ago I was given many many odd looks after I volunteered for the less than pleasant task of 'deathcare' for an elder who moved on, A very beloved elder who passed unexpectadly and was much much beloved in our community, they were'nt even assigned to me, but I tried to be strong because I forsaw that my coworkers wouldn't be able to cope, unfortunately The nurse insisted I not be alone, and told me to find a coworker to assist me, Even more unfortunately the 'event' and it's rumors had spread like wildfire and many of my coworkers were already in the throes of grief for it and I couldn't find anyone I felt comfortable asking to be my partner... so I made my egregious mistake of returning to my nurse empty handed and once again proclaiming how OK I am taking care of this on my own, flying solo if you will and that's when my problems began.

my nurse eventually procurred an emotionally strong cna who would assist me, despite my intentions to spare the rest of the community. once the unfortunate parts of the care were done i thought my trial was over, but now despite my attempted (and successful in the past) chivalry I'm treated as one of the 'care partners' who doesn't actually care, based on my ability to handle and internalize it.

Being a stoic has bit me in the ass, so now, this long later, people expect me to be the 'deathcare' guy for our facility, while hating me as the guy who doesn't care underneath it all.

I'm fucked. that kind of stigma cannot go away, and my best of intentions bit me in the ass, I can be 'the lift guy' used as the fastest safest way of transporting people from bed to chair or chair to wheelchair, my primary focus, while also despised as a piece of shit to my coworkers for not breaking down into tears when someone stubs their toe.

My effeminate male co-workers don't have this problem because they have the right idea, when shit 'gets real' they are the first to, as the brittish say, 'have kittens' over it, but Me, I try to spare them the pain, and I'm the bad guy... Fuck!

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:15 am
by Falamazeer
Also: I feel I didn't state enough, 'deathcare' is not ok with me.
I was trying to help, because at least I can do it without destroying myself to do it, or at the very least not drag others into my own personal hell from doing it, but now, it's so often that I'm called to it, I can barely bear the thought of it.

Next step, complete numbness to the human condition, and then they'll all be right, that I don't care at all.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:29 am
by Falamazeer
Triple post because I've been drinking.
Go visit your elder in a care facility.

We're doing our best, I am in a facility that isn't known for the best care, and I cannot point to a single individual there at all who truly does not give a shit, even my most hated co-worker is working their godamn arms off to keep their 'group' running.

for the love of all that is holy, go visit your living ancestor, they may not give you any guidance, or words of wisdom, but you might find a bit of that from the people who TRY to make it all mean something.

Nobody does this for the money. Mcdonalds is easier. and almost the same price, not trying to make a statement about underpaid caretakers, just saying, if nobody cared, nobody would live past 80.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:14 am
by TheWiznard
my fucking basement is flooding, it's been pouring rain nonstop for like 6 hours wtf

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:42 am
by Takeguru
My sister officially got her PCS posting

And it's in Wisconsin

Her report date is Christmas, which is hilarious, but that means we're moving to a state right next to a /massive/ lake

Right at the onset of winter

Oh boy

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:34 am
by XSI
Falamazeer wrote:Triple post because I've been drinking.
Go visit your elder in a care facility.


This sort of thing is why people in care and medical professions drink and have a high rate of depression.
It helps to vent though, at least a bit

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:43 pm
by qwert
Applied for tabletop GAEMS shop work. I hope, that job application senpai will notice me :oops:

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:50 pm
by THE MIGHTY GALVATRON
qwert wrote:Applied for tabletop GAEMS shop work. I hope, that job application senpai will notice me :oops:



Gotta have hope!

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:22 pm
by Malkevin
>Only really use my smart phone as a satnav
>GPS breaks

Mother fucker.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:30 pm
by oranges
have you considered telling the people you work with that you just process grief in a different way?

You'd think they of all people would be able to recognise that people respond in different ways.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:58 am
by A3STH3T1CS
oranges wrote:You'd think they of all people would be able to recognise that people respond in different ways.

This isn't as common as you think. Personally, I believe everyone is out for themselves. It's a much easier way to live.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:05 am
by Takeguru
Another day off from school for the 8 year old tomorrow

This one I understand though because I go outside and I can smell the smoke from the fires

Back home students get snowdays

Here, they get fire days

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:46 pm
by EndgamerAzari
According to Facebook, it's been one year since I bought my first neon light.

*shitty fanfare*

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:03 pm
by qwert
Job application senpai noticed me ;-;7
Now I have not to fuck up on the interview tomorrow c:

Also.. How does Anon3 always dress up so fucking stylish? Like, is there some secret guide on this? Or does beard make everything stylish or what?

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:25 pm
by nsos
as of today, i am a filthy fucking disgusting macbook pro owner.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:06 pm
by ColonicAcid
dont talk to me or my son again nsos

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:19 pm
by nsos
i may be on a mac but your wife's son still calls me daddy

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:53 pm
by nsos
unrelated: i'm watching olympic taekwondo and it's fucking terrible.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:04 pm
by ColonicAcid
Hell yeah dude.

That's what happens when you sportify something to that extent.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:35 pm
by Jacough
Tried going cold turkey from smoking... Lasted from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Good God nicotine withdrawal is a bitch.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:28 pm
by XSI
Try going on less instead

Build it off before stopping

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:34 am
by ThanatosRa
Just hoping my sister and her bf are asleep when I get home today instead of up drinking again when I get home. I'd like some peace before I crash early to get up for work.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:57 am
by DrPillzRedux
Heaat exhaustion, heat cramps, and a big sunburn. Spent 8 hours in 104-108f sun without sunscreen.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:50 am
by PKPenguin321
DrPillzRedux wrote:Heaat exhaustion, heat cramps, and a big sunburn. Spent 8 hours in 104-108f sun without sunscreen.

fuck dude
one time i was at the beach all day and didnt realize you could get sunburns on your feet because i'm retarded
about a week (of absolutely excruciating pain every time i took a step while wearing shoes) later when it started to peel off it was thick and brown. i fucking grew my own leather.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:31 am
by Screemonster
oh god that happened that one time I went out to Rottnest Island

forgot to pack sunscreen, it didn't cross my mind at like 6am when we took the ferry out there, walked out there, got some neat photos, got right the way to the far end of the island, the furthest possible point we could get from the dock where the actual inhabited-by-anything-with-facilities part is, around 11:30, and started to feel the heat on my legs and..

"oh fuck, yeah, that's a thing"

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:11 am
by Screemonster
I stopped watching robot wars when they stopped making them complete obstacle courses and shit and just made them a series of area fights

you had to actually build something that was capable of more than just tanking a hit and knocking someone over

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:38 am
by ColonicAcid
The draft process for my grant got kinda fudged up and I'm no longer going to the instution that I wanted to go.

Had to downgrade because apparently my idea wasn't as good as I thought but oh well, it doesn't matter. I felt pretty shitty when I got the call and I had to call a shit ton of people asking if they wanted me and in the end one instution did but fuck me there was a point where I thought everyone was going to reject my proposal and I just wanted to crawl up and die.

Alls good tho.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:24 pm
by nsos
weren't the obstacle course robots an entire different show

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:28 pm
by XSI
I vaguely remember an obstacle course for robutts but I don't remember where it was

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:47 pm
by Screemonster
CosmicScientist wrote:They had obstacle courses in Robot Wars?

Now I'm thinking of Bamzookie and how they thought it needed to be street themed.

yeah, like the first couple of series the format was an obstacle course/time trial where the slowest/DNFs were eliminated, then some other trial which varied from week to week, then the semi-final and final of each episode were arenafights

actually provided some variety and made people design something other than "yet another wedge that can flip the other robot but also drive upside down"

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:45 pm
by EndgamerAzari
Spinnerbots or those with spinning vertical drums are my favorites--mainly because when they actually get a clean hit in, you can see some insane damage.

Like this:
https://youtu.be/UNk5-3fGNqI?list=PLDe0 ... 2PsTP&t=19

(Can't link it right because I skipped right to the good part)

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:28 pm
by PKPenguin321
holy shit the rake

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:49 am
by Takeguru
THE RAKE

Also holy fuck it EXPLODED

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:18 pm
by EndgamerAzari
I find it hilarious that a drone that probably cost at least $300 got taken down by a gardening tool that probably literally cost 1% of that.

And yeah, that'll happen when you hit a fuel tank. Which, coincidentally, is the only time I've seen fire weapons work--they basically have to ignite the fuel the robot is carrying for its own flamethrower or there's just not enough constant exposure to do any real damage.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:30 pm
by Remie Richards
Met up with my best friend yesterday for a birthday meal (birthday was 22nd of july, but she was on holiday with her boyfriend+his family)
Was really tired when I got home so I just collapsed in bed (Was actually sick that night too but I'm ok now) when I finally wake today to check out my presents:
She's got me a lovely gold plated necklace with a little "R" cut out of it and it's really nice AND the complete collection of the Steins;Gate Anime which is my absolute -favourite- anime.

Best friends are -great-

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:51 am
by DemonFiren
You have a shit doctor. Talk to the doctor. If the doctor doesn't stop being shit, get another one.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:07 am
by Remie Richards
I once had a pretty important appointment delayed 3 months because my doctor left and didn't even hand their work off to anyone.
if we hadn't gotten impatient, it would never have come back around.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:35 am
by XSI
Get to speak to a doctor personally

Those tests are literally useless and if you tell the doc that the test is shit, then usually they understand

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:40 am
by A3STH3T1CS
what exactly is your issue, a cyst or depression?

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:51 am
by Malkevin
Nhs is useless.
I think I'd have a lot more hearing left in my right ear if they hadn't taken a year and a half from initial diagnosis to having the surgery
It took them six months just to finally spot what was causing my repeated ear infection

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:08 am
by Wyzack
Just stood in the pouring rain for 3 hours watching a live stream of the Tragically Hip's last concert ever on a huge screen in the main park of the town where i live. It was really emotional and very sad, but an amazing fucking show. I am still fucking wet. They did 3 encores

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:26 pm
by Malkevin
Grumble grumble grumble.

Doing a bunch of shitty data entry shite on my week end because the reward for working my arse off last week and putting in extra time to help the installs guys out was only worth getting to go home early on friday with the caveat of doing the fucking work I would've done that afternoon over the weekend.

Set of cunts.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:48 pm
by 420weedscopes
recently everyone seems to be having a Shitty Time Of It
subsequently i'm passing on my Not That with something that will keep you mildly entertained for maybe three minutes
but hey
it's three minutes not stagnated

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:50 pm
by nsos
Anyone here like a "cyclist" I need advice about buying a used one

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:42 pm
by XSI
I'm Dutch
The Dutch all ride bicycles
We're surprised if a road doesn't have a bike lane.

What do you need?

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:58 pm
by IrishWristWatch0
nsos wrote:Anyone here like a "cyclist" I need advice about buying a used one


I bought a bike. I had $200 cash. I saw bike. I bought bike. That's all it takes.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:04 am
by Remie Richards
The way you guys are talking about this it sounds like some kind of illegal deal.
"Cyclist"
"I need advice about buying a used one"
"I bought a bike. I had $200 cash. I saw bike. I bought bike. That's all it takes."

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:31 am
by Wyzack
Dude i have 10000 dollars worth of pure columbian bike in my trunk, you buyin?