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Sorry to say, that doesn't get better as you get older . . .

I'm slowly learning that.
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I would like to read more fiction than I do, but a large part of my job is reading non-fiction books. Whenever I read fiction, I start to feel guilty, since I could be using that time to read books in my field.
post #6048 of 14081
There is a long line to use the elevators in my building when the escalators are right next to the elevator bank. Are the elevators really that more convenient that you're willing to wait for them over going right onto the escalator?? None of these people are in wheelchairs or anything
post #6049 of 14081
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I would like to read more fiction than I do, but a large part of my job is reading non-fiction books. Whenever I read fiction, I start to feel guilty, since I could be using that time to read books in my field.

I watch a lot of documentaries, that dissuades my guilt at not being more literary.
post #6050 of 14081
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There is a long line to use the elevators in my building when the escalators are right next to the elevator bank. Are the elevators really that more convenient that you're willing to wait for them over going right onto the escalator?? None of these people are in wheelchairs or anything

I love that elevator use and people's laziness regarding them has been featured at least ten times in this thread. What a scathing indictment on people.
post #6051 of 14081
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I watch a lot of documentaries, that dissuades my guilt at not being more literary.

Should be documentary's. smile.gif

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I love that elevator use and people's laziness regarding them has been featured at least ten times in this thread. What a scathing indictment on people.

On a related note, in the building where I work, they've recently made the doors with the buttons for handicapped people more resistant to pushing and pulling. I can't imagine why they'd do that except to encourage people to push the damn button. (Seriously, you've got to push hard if you want to open the doors the traditional way.) I go ahead and push the door open irregardless. Before too long, though, we're going to live in a world where children won't believe that people used to push and pull doors open.
post #6052 of 14081
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Should be documentary's. smile.gif

ffffuuuu.gif can't a guy just be stupid and it be ok? Its the new gay marriage. Fucking racialists.
post #6053 of 14081
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

ffffuuuu.gif can't a guy just be stupid and it be ok? Its the new gay marriage. Fucking racialists.

He's joking, you got it right.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I would like to read more fiction than I do, but a large part of my job is reading non-fiction books. Whenever I read fiction, I start to feel guilty, since I could be using that time to read books in my field.

I like my field (broadly, politics and public policy), so I wind up reading a lot of books in that genre, along with books in related genres (like history and law). But I do try to mix some fiction in, which certainly leans toward serious lit, classic and (some) modern. Currently in the midst of Truman, and HG Wells' A Short History of the World for the bus, since a hardcover of Truman doesn't fit in my briefcase all that well.
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Calls customer service, the first things said was "you are still on hold as no 3", how can I still be on hold, when haven't told me I was on hold.
post #6055 of 14081
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I probably liked The Stand the best of his books, and it was actually turned into a 4-part series that I thought was quite good (albeit dated)

And Laura San Giacomo's boobs.
post #6056 of 14081
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I would like to read more fiction than I do, but a large part of my job is reading non-fiction books. Whenever I read fiction, I start to feel guilty, since I could be using that time to read books in my field.

I thought your field was fiction? fight[1].gif
post #6057 of 14081
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I watch a lot of documentaries, that dissuades my guilt at not being more literary.

dissuades?
post #6058 of 14081
Sorry I don't read more books, I'm too busy writing new ones.
post #6059 of 14081
Usually I don't get people who press the door close button. It's a known fact that most of the time, it does absolutely nothing (either it is not hooked up to anything or it only works to speed up closing after someone has pressed the door open button).

But I recently started going to a new dentist and noticed that the elevators in their building stay open forever. They just sit there open and get packed full of people until they get full and eventually close. The last time I was in, it was getting pretty full so I tried the door close button--it worked right away but the doors had already been open for a bit so I figured it was just chance.

This morning I got into the elevator, pressed the button for my floor followed by the door close button, and, much to my surprise, the doors immediately closed behind me!
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

On a related note, in the building where I work, they've recently made the doors with the buttons for handicapped people more resistant to pushing and pulling. I can't imagine why they'd do that except to encourage people to push the damn button. (Seriously, you've got to push hard if you want to open the doors the traditional way.) I go ahead and push the door open irregardless. Before too long, though, we're going to live in a world where children won't believe that people used to push and pull doors open.

I find a lot of them to be like this...the motor has a lot of resistance in it which makes pushing the door hard. The worst part is that when you push them, most of them say "hey, somebody is trying to open the door" and they start to open for you. Of course they open slower than you can push so you still have to push it open...but then it stands there fully open for 30 seconds after you pushed it.
post #6060 of 14081
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

And Laura San Giacomo's boobs.

Just googled. Naturally, I approve.
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