or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › Things that are pissing you off.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Things that are pissing you off. - Page 2263

post #33931 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

^damn sorry about that.
I took the subway today and noticed this chinese family that does a super "sneaky azn" thing:
there's two stops on the L train right before beford ave that are only two blocks away from each other. the family (around 5 all in all) has the mother and father ride the train then get off and then hands their kids (who have walked the two blocks to the next stop) their unlimited ride metrocards through the gates so they can reswipe and get in for free.
normally this is hard to catch (because its so insignificant a "crime" in the realm of things) but I guess the cops were there and snagged the mother and father. I was tempted to jump out the train and try to help (maybe just shame the cops into finding real criminals - i can assume hipsters/young NYC'ers would gladly jump aboard).... but I was in a hurry to meet up with my wife (she was driving around the UES waiting for me and a friend for dinner).
I could see the super shamed faces of the parents looking at their kids through the gates with cops accosting them... as the train pulled away redface.gif

Why would you feel like helping, they failed and shamed your race by their lack of sneak virtuosity.
post #33932 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by otc View Post

I got 10% off but ended up with a unit that is like 7% less powerful and has less options. Also, if I hadn't said anything and there was something wrong with the AC, it would have looked like I was trying to rob them when I bring in an LG air conditioner and try to return it with a receipt that says I bought a GE branded unit.

i hear dat. but after all your searching on CL, you got a new model, and TEN PACENT OFF!! smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Have you considered taking out the collar stays before giving them the shirts?
I have metal collar stays but I am considering buying a few made of horn or MOP, thoughts?

+1, i always remove the stays before cleaning. i never liked the metal stays. even though they stay in shape, they are to hard for the thin under fabric of the collar, and eventually tear through.

not sure if MOP is the same, but i wouldnt risk it personally.
post #33933 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

^damn sorry about that.

thanks doc. smile.gif


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Quote:
I took the subway today and noticed this chinese family that does a super "sneaky azn" thing:
there's two stops on the L train right before beford ave that are only two blocks away from each other. the family (around 5 all in all) has the mother and father ride the train then get off and then hands their kids (who have walked the two blocks to the next stop) their unlimited ride metrocards through the gates so they can reswipe and get in for free.
normally this is hard to catch (because its so insignificant a "crime" in the realm of things) but I guess the cops were there and snagged the mother and father. I was tempted to jump out the train and try to help (maybe just shame the cops into finding real criminals - i can assume hipsters/young NYC'ers would gladly jump aboard).... but I was in a hurry to meet up with my wife (she was driving around the UES waiting for me and a friend for dinner).
I could see the super shamed faces of the parents looking at their kids through the gates with cops accosting them... as the train pulled away redface.gif

how old were the kids that were left on the train?
post #33934 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

^damn sorry about that.
I took the subway today and noticed this chinese family that does a super "sneaky azn" thing:
there's two stops on the L train right before beford ave that are only two blocks away from each other. the family (around 5 all in all) has the mother and father ride the train then get off and then hands their kids (who have walked the two blocks to the next stop) their unlimited ride metrocards through the gates so they can reswipe and get in for free.
normally this is hard to catch (because its so insignificant a "crime" in the realm of things) but I guess the cops were there and snagged the mother and father. I was tempted to jump out the train and try to help (maybe just shame the cops into finding real criminals - i can assume hipsters/young NYC'ers would gladly jump aboard).... but I was in a hurry to meet up with my wife (she was driving around the UES waiting for me and a friend for dinner).
I could see the super shamed faces of the parents looking at their kids through the gates with cops accosting them... as the train pulled away redface.gif

in motherland, if family get caught local committee strip them off their possession, children will be sent to correction camp, mother will make work in community fields and father will be paraded and shamed around town.
post #33935 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


+1, i always remove the stays before cleaning. i never liked the metal stays. even though they stay in shape, they are to hard for the thin under fabric of the collar, and eventually tear through.

not sure if MOP is the same, but i wouldnt risk it personally.

what do you use?
post #33936 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

thanks doc. smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Quote:
I took the subway today and noticed this chinese family that does a super "sneaky azn" thing:
there's two stops on the L train right before beford ave that are only two blocks away from each other. the family (around 5 all in all) has the mother and father ride the train then get off and then hands their kids (who have walked the two blocks to the next stop) their unlimited ride metrocards through the gates so they can reswipe and get in for free.
normally this is hard to catch (because its so insignificant a "crime" in the realm of things) but I guess the cops were there and snagged the mother and father. I was tempted to jump out the train and try to help (maybe just shame the cops into finding real criminals - i can assume hipsters/young NYC'ers would gladly jump aboard).... but I was in a hurry to meet up with my wife (she was driving around the UES waiting for me and a friend for dinner).
I could see the super shamed faces of the parents looking at their kids through the gates with cops accosting them... as the train pulled away redface.gif
how old were the kids that were left on the train?

well the kids were all on the outside of the gates... probably the oldest was early teens and the other two were young like under 10. The parents would then just hand off the metrocards to the kids at the gate to re-swipe (and get in for free).

I guess there was another fight at the Macarren Pool today. That makes three incidents (including a poop in the pool - that officials are trying to deny).

for all the money thats in the williamsburg area these days... it still can't escape the fact that its bordered by 3 huge project complexes (and the east river). basically the area is encapsulated by huge projects... teens/vagrants/pool-shitters are just a fact of life if you make it totally free to get in. (i'm actually all for making it totally free to get in - you just can't sensationalize these stories when its so fucking obvious that's what will happen).
post #33937 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

what do you use?

i keep all the plastic collar stays that come with the shirts. i take them out after before cleaning them, and put them in a designated spot an a dresser drawer. when i use the shirt again, i try and use the stays it came with that i put away. in case i lose one, or they break, i try to use a comparable size and shape stay from another shirt.

so far, the system works well for me.
post #33938 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

well the kids were all on the outside of the gates... probably the oldest was early teens and the other two were young like under 10. The parents would then just hand off the metrocards to the kids at the gate to re-swipe (and get in for free).

so the 10 year olds with the early teens were just left alone? did anyone attempt to help them, or is that a normal age for kids to ride alone?
post #33939 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

so the 10 year olds with the early teens were just left alone? did anyone attempt to help them, or is that a normal age for kids to ride alone?

i have no clue. i've seen this family do the, hand off metrocard to the kids a the next stop and reswipe before (usually when I take the subway to Central Park early on Sat/Sun mornings for NYRR running races). But the kids and parents were right next to each other across the gate so I can only assume they were put all together eventually after dealing with the cops.
post #33940 of 67824
I can't sleep and I have to wake up 3.5 hours. frown.gif
post #33941 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

I can't sleep and I have to wake up 3.5 hours. frown.gif

used to do >4 hours of sleep several nights a week during my 20s up till my mid 30s. now I'm 40 and I physically cannot stay out late for 2 straight nights without getting sick or acting like a fucking zombie the next day. this is one thing they never told me about being old.
post #33942 of 67824
Didn't sleep last night. plain.gif
post #33943 of 67824
My OCD is acting up again.
post #33944 of 67824
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Have you considered taking out the collar stays before giving them the shirts?
I have metal collar stays but I am considering buying a few made of horn or MOP, thoughts?
I have, but I'm lazy and don't want to remove/reinsert. I usually have 20+ shirts cleaned at a time so I'll just replace the lost stays, was just hoping my cleaner could help a brotha out by not losing the fucking things.

I never saw the return in horn stays (prolly because I know they will eventually be lost) but I guess it's one of those little touches that no one knows is there but is a little "secret luxury"...
Quote:
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I guess there was another fight at the Macarren Pool today. That makes three incidents (including a poop in the pool - that officials are trying to deny).
poop in the pool!! that would definitely be on my piss-off list (because they have to close the pool for days and clean it) if it wasn't so hilarious. I'm giggling over here imagining the Jaws movie-like panic and rush out of the water once the floater ominously appears lol8[1].gif
post #33945 of 67824
HR ^

I see how that can become annoying. Maybe there is another cleaner in your area that pays more attention?

The cleaners I send my shirts to places a cardboard support with adhesive that is suppose to prevent the collar from flattening.

Does this really help?

Where is everyone this morning? patch[1].gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Chat
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › Things that are pissing you off.