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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
My new phone's speaker doesn't work, and there's no Apple store in CStat.
one of my wife's old best friends from israel is visiting chicago soon, and is driving us crazy. 6 months ago, she says she's coming. we say, great, give us dates so that we can plan. we ask a dozen times for specific dates. so my wife sends an email saying we are really really busy, and would love to see them, can they tell us what they would like to do and when, so that we can plan. no answer. we send this maybe 5 times. then, we say ok, so lets have dinner on this date, what do you want to eat? no specific answer, just some humming and hawing. so we make suggestions, and they come back and tell us whey each type of food wouldn't work for them. then they tell us that we will go out to eat with them, and another couple that is the husbands old friend. so we haven't seen them in 5 years, and we are going to "catch up" over 2 hours with another couple there, too. and, they want to go do this at a blues club, where we won't be able to talk over the music. I don't give a fuck, but it is driving my wife crazy, and so she is unhappy its driving me crazy. I hate indecisive people.
^^ indecisive people drive me up the wall. They always put a damper on your plans without offering any of their own. Why the fuck did you even come then?!
This is the worse part about dealing with a prick like this. You need to suck it up because it will only benefit you. However, the temptation to tell him to shove a bowling ball up his ass is very hard to resist, isn't it? You're doing the right thing. This will help take care of your family and that guy will still be an insufferable prick after he leaves office and is no longer special.
He is just telling the world he can only put two fingers inside Miss Gomess..
+43 and add flakes to the mix please.
Which is two more than you'll ever have in there.
That's actually a really nice colour.
^ I like his short hair better than his long hair. His music's OK. He could even be the next JT, but that's debatable.
exactly right, but it pisses me off. such is life
Very true but she doesn't know what she is missing..
aaack. I have this ethics quiz/project coming due and it's so formless as to defy description. Basically I'm supposed to invent a case scenario that revolves around 1 of 50 (my choice) of these ethics rah-rah bullet points. Like "Be truthful". I'm supposed to come up with some one-page vignette about being truthful, and why it matters? I could certainly be truthful of what I think of this quiz and this case study and this class - for that matter - but it's a Required Course and I have to pass the fucker. hmmph. Anyway it's due tomorrow but I won't be in class anyway since I just got a call that we're way way way behind on our foster parent training which wouldn't have mattered at all had the baby situation actually happened like we were repeatedly told it fucking would, but HASN'T yet which gives us 2 1/2 months to get up to date on training we didn't think we would even have to deal with any longer. ack. Oh and the fucking training is on the same night as...Ethics class...for the rest of the damn year. I'm tempted to pull something at random out of one of Aristotle's ethics book and pass it off as my own, but that would be plagiarism which is...unethical, but also meta-something (God help me I don't know what comes after meta- these days we use it so often) which might make up for it all. Like doing the unethical to achieve a greater ethical...ness. Maybe I shouldn't have had that extra cup of coffee. aaack.
Ugh. I teach ethics for a living--theoretical mostly, but a little bit of applied too. I can't believe anyone would assign such a useless assignment. Well okay, I can believe it. But I wish I couldn't believe it. How the hell do you even grade an assignment like that?
The irony is that I like the professor - he seems like a good guy; smart, industrious, more-than-capable, amiable. But this class is...I don't even...I went into it hoping for more rigor and discussion about, you know, ethics and virtue and the like, and instead we get "Be Honest" "Say no to negativity" "Tame the Blame". I just want to claw my eyes out after reading this tripe. I'm half tempted to see how many of the 50 Ways I can fit into a page and turn that in.
The upside is that we had a good brief reader on ethical systems that made a decent springboard into further investigation, but even when we discuss the reader it's whitewashed into a dozen powerpoint slides that spoonfeed us why Ethical Egoism fails as a long-term Ethical system. Not even a discussion. The guy next to me hasn't bought a single one of the three books for the class, read nothing, has an A thus far.
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