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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have been having this recurring dream where I am back in college and I realize that I signed up for a class, forgot about it the majority of the semester and will fail it. Another take on this same dream is I go to take a test in a class and have no idea what the material is and cannot answer any of the questions. I had these dreams all last week and last night my dream was that I was filled with apprehension about talking to my professors about my performance and making up materials. Odd.

Every now and then I'll have this dream. I've never spoken with professors, however, it's more of a "aren't I supposed to be in this class?"
post #38582 of 65169
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Me too. I'm going to cut my hair in about five minutes. I'll report back if it went badly, but not if it went well.

Okay, basically I just went in there and kicked some ass. (Sorry for my blunt language, but I get fired up when I complete the task to a high standard.)
post #38583 of 65169
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

got mine wednesday night. i am now one seriously sext beast.
Beard trim?
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Okay, basically I just went in there and kicked some ass. (Sorry for my blunt language, but I get fired up when I complete the task to a high standard.)

Pics, girlfriend!
post #38584 of 65169
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Beard trim?

just nicked the edges to keep it tidy. er, tidier, that is.
post #38585 of 65169
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Pics, girlfriend!

I didn't take any photographs of my handiwork. It shouldn't matter, though, because I know in my heart that you are not a man of doubts.
post #38586 of 65169
C'mon guys, let's get some chatter goin'! Little bit of chatter!
post #38587 of 65169
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

C'mon guys, let's get some chatter goin'! Little bit of chatter!

I'm here if you want to talk. 

 

OnT My boss is pissing me off more than usual.

post #38588 of 65169
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Shopping online as much as I do, my CC # is stolen at least once a year. Lkcily I have USAA, who have phenomenal fraud control. I always hear from me within a few hours of an incident. It probably helps that the card usually turns up in some foreign city that I've never visited - one year it was used in Riyadh, another time someone bought a pricey dinner in Dublin Ireland.

They are incredible. I've had my number stolen twice in the last year or two, and they always catch it before I do. That's saying something given I check my activity online very frequently.

Have you ever gotten the "confirm you made these purchases" phone call? We got one after we went on a spending spree post buying a house. They called my cell phone to be sure everything was legit.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

There is a very important task at work that I have been responsible for in the past, but which I'm not responsible for this year. It has become crystal clear that the person responsible for it this year is unwilling to spend even the minimal effort required to do it right. Since the job is so important, and since I know how to do it, I decided (with the approval of the person above me in the hierarchy) to just do it my goddamn self. Even though I have one of the heaviest workloads in my department.
One thing I have noticed in work environments in general is that some people get things done and some don't. The ones who have reputations for getting things done end up with lots of work to do and those with reputations for dropping the ball end up with little work to do.

I can kind of relate to this. Of the people at my level in my office, I have, by far, the most work. This is due to a mix of factors, including incompetence and inexperience among my coworkers (also, I'm pretty good at my job). The problem is that upper management doesn't care that I have twice as much work as everyone else, and, therefore, doesn't consider this when doling out new projects. The result is that I'm saddled with twice as much ongoing work and the same amount of new work as everyone else in my division. It has gotten so bad that my immediate supervisor, a middle manager, actually stated outright that I'm being treated unfairly. It's infuriating, but I do my best to remind myself that my immediate supervisor, the one who writes my reviews and will one day (hopefully soon) be a reference for a new job, is aware that this goes on (and is happy with my work).
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

you can't be held responsible for unauthorized charges on your credit card. it's Federal law.

This isn't entirely true, is it? I was thinking you could be held responsible, but the amount is relatively low. $50 is the number I had in my head, but I don't know if that's right.
post #38589 of 65169
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Have you ever gotten the "confirm you made these purchases" phone call? We got one after we went on a spending spree post buying a house. They called my cell phone to be sure everything was legit.

This isn't entirely true, is it? I was thinking you could be held responsible, but the amount is relatively low. $50 is the number I had in my head, but I don't know if that's right.

Yeah, you can be liable for $50 but most credit cards eventually offered to cover it all (yay competition!)

I've had the opposite happen...I've had them just block the card instead of letting the purchases authorize and then calling me (and it popped some notice up on the store's machine that they should call a 1-800 number). It was really annoying actually.... It was almost a year after I graduated college, in the city where I live and went to college (and had thus lived in for 5 years at that point and done probably 95% of the spending on that card) and I was trying to buy a keg at a liquor store.

It was an incredibly long wait while the store called them on the phone...then I had to talk to them...and it was like
"someone is trying to use your card in chicago"
"Yes, that someone is me"
"Your billing address is somewhere else"
"So? I've lived here for longer than I have had this card and made thousands of dollars of purchases here without issue"
"Someone is trying to make a large purchase at a liquor store"
"Again, that is me, and it is not the first time"
"Would you like us to change your billing address?"
"I wasn't aware that I could only use this card in the state where you mail the bill"
etc...

Took like half an hour to get out of the store with my keg. The one time I had real CC fraud, they didn't catch it and it was only because I happened to notice it (though honestly I barely noticed it...it looked like a textbook purchase from what was probably the billing name of some used-book vendor...but then I realized it was dated far too late in the quarter for me to have been buying any expensive textbooks...turned out to be Blurays of some crappy movies).
post #38590 of 65169
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

They are incredible. I've had my number stolen twice in the last year or two, and they always catch it before I do. That's saying something given I check my activity online very frequently.
Have you ever gotten the "confirm you made these purchases" phone call? We got one after we went on a spending spree post buying a house. They called my cell phone to be sure everything was legit.

yup. usually when i make an online purchase that is out of the US.

who ends up footing the bill though? does the merchant lose the money? does the CC eat it? do they pass the buck to some kind of insurance company?
post #38591 of 65169
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

thanks, yeah they were on the ball. did you ever have to foot the bill, or did your CC companies take care of it?
cc company covered all the fraudulent charges. I had to identify whether recent charges were legitimate or not, and then fill out a form. They made the process easy. In all of my cases the charges were made to companies outside the U.S., places I'd never traveled.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Me too. I'm going to cut my hair in about five minutes. I'll report back if it went badly, but not if it went well.
Mine was trimmed early this morning.
post #38593 of 65169
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Mine was trimmed early this morning.

Did you trim it yourself or did you have someone else do it for you? My guess is the latter, given the passive voice construction of your sentence.
post #38594 of 65169
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Originally Posted by Scallywag View Post

Do men "chatter?"

My Little League coach always emphasized the importance of getting some chatter going. From time to time I like to remind the people I'm dealing with to have a little chatter.
post #38595 of 65169
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Did you trim it yourself or did you have someone else do it for you? My guess is the latter, given the passive voice construction of your sentence.
I did it myself. Looks good, I did a good job. shog[1].gif
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