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i dont recall raging at you. confused.gif

That common an event for you, huh? Don't even remember them anymore. Tisk tisk.
post #212 of 547
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ugh, that reminds me, yesterday I saw a cab nearly take out two families. The walk sign was there and this guy was plowing through the intersection at what seemed like 35-40 mph. On the one side, my side, 2 girls screamed and leaped back, while on the other side two 14-15 year old boys stopped roughly halfway through the intersection and had to do one of those Matrix-style bends to avoid being hit. The driver slammed on his breaks (he still would have hit people had they not moved), but as soon as he seemed to have enough room he just went "fuck it" and kept plowing through. When they passed, I saw that the passanger in the back had his hand over his face, and rightfully so. The driver should be pelted with stones.
post #213 of 547
Being mortified by my cab driver's driving is at least a weekly occurrence for me.
post #214 of 547
Why can't people just say brakes? I guess it's a pet peeve from BF.
post #215 of 547
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Being mortified by my cab driver's driving is at least a weekly occurrence for me.

cabs are the reason why I would never ride a bike in the city. They terrify me as a pedestrian as the idea of "share the road" does not apply to them. A few months ago, I had a rental car in the city and was tailgated by a cab on a side street. As soon as we crossed an avenue, he actually darted out and passed me before (barely) sweeping back in as the avenue space ended.
post #216 of 547
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

That common an event for you, huh? Don't even remember them anymore. Tisk tisk.

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post #217 of 547
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Being mortified by my cab driver's driving is at least a weekly occurrence for me.

i dont recall being your cab driver. herp derp.
post #218 of 547
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

ugh, that reminds me, yesterday I saw a cab nearly take out two families. The walk sign was there and this guy was plowing through the intersection at what seemed like 35-40 mph. On the one side, my side, 2 girls screamed and leaped back, while on the other side two 14-15 year old boys stopped roughly halfway through the intersection and had to do one of those Matrix-style bends to avoid being hit. The driver slammed on his breaks (he still would have hit people had they not moved), but as soon as he seemed to have enough room he just went "fuck it" and kept plowing through. When they passed, I saw that the passanger in the back had his hand over his face, and rightfully so. The driver should be pelted with stones.

That happens to me weekly, the dog and I almost got run over yesterday.

Bike riders are just as bad when it comes to not obeying the traffic laws, I'm surprised not more cyclists get killed each year.
post #219 of 547
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

That happens to me weekly, the dog and I almost got run over yesterday.
Bike riders are just as bad when it comes to not obeying the traffic laws, I'm surprised not more cyclists get killed each year.

I was riding with my boss one time; we got stopped short at a red light, went to make a right turn. Some bike came off the sidewalk, went right into the intersection across the red light. Plowed directly into the side of the SUV and got catapulted across the hood. He crashed to the pavement, leapt up, grabbed his crumpled bike and took off running. It was incredibly bizarre and shocking.
post #220 of 547
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

the 36hr shift is alive and well in the surgical rotations (general surgery and OBGYN). the medical rotations have adapted and at worst will have a 18hr shift... but usually have a floating 12 hour shift... hence the spill over of tons of medical school grads who now go into things like derma/pedia/ER med/family med ect... the quality of life is so much better during training. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
there's a bit of a stockholm syndrome thing that happens though because when you talk to your friends when they're PGY-1/2 ect they will look back on those days fondly like fucking idiots.
on surgical rotations you're supposed to be promptly subbed out after your shift is over - but you still have to endorse your patients (sit together with the senior residents) while you go over your cases/patients to the incoming shift.... old school endorsements would have a mean consultant there that would shame you for not knowing the tiniest details about a case - even though most of the time you do know, but you're 36hrs sleep/food/shower/rest deprived to answer coherently.
the best part of surgical internships? if you're at the end of a 36hr duty... and you still have a patient that is going into surgery/going into labor/ect you're actually expected to stay with the patient and do the surgery (it teaches you about patient/case ownership).... so that 36hr duty can easily turn into a 48hr duty or even longer once the surgery is over.

I was once explained to me that residents these days are quite coddled. Back in the old days, the residents lived in the hospital 24/7 -that's why they are called residents. They were given 2 white shirts, 2 white pants, 3 meals per day and $50/month (apparently salary was quite a coup ~ they used to be paid $0). If you had a wife and/or kids, you could see them on Sunday afternoon.
post #221 of 547
Just a little while ago as I was approaching an intersection near my home, I saw a cop standing in the street. He didn't look like he was doing anything in particular--just standing there, about a third of the way into the street. When I got to the stop sign, the cop came up to my window, but he didn't say anything. He didn't do anything at all except look at me. Eventually I said "hey," but he just kept looking at me with a glassy-eyed vacant stare. It was becoming clear that this guy's not a real cop and that he's stoned as hell. (But his cop uniform really did look legit. Who knows, maybe he was an on-duty stoned cop.) Eventually I just drove away, and in my rear view mirror I saw the cop wander into a park near the intersection. Very strange.

Also, as I was typing just now, my cat tried to stand on her hind legs, propping herself up on my chair. But she fell over backwards. I'm pretty sure I've never seen my cat--or any cat--fall over backwards.
post #222 of 547
Thursday I saw a massive Asian street fight. It was closing time and I was driving through Allston. A group of 10 guys cross the street in front of my car. They walk over to another large group across the street. I had no idea this was coming there wasn't any of the normal pre-fight commotion. Boom, out of nowhere dude sucker punches a guy. The guy that got hit was knocked out cold. He was just laying there. All hell breaks loose. I couldn't keep track of everything it looked like a prison video. People are running and fighting, they run in front of my car. I'm worried someone is going to do damage accidently to my car. I gotta get the fuck outta here. Some other guy is on the ground and people are kicking the shit out of him. It was chaos. Thankfully a paddy wagon was a block away. I'm guessing there was earlier beef and they were there for that. So cray.
post #223 of 547
speaking of asians... I saw something like this in a chinese grocery..


vacuum packed pickled chicken feet.
post #224 of 547
did you enjoy it?
post #225 of 547
Crunchy snax!
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