Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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  1. APK

    APK Senior member

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    Man, I'm not even that nice of a guy, but I am running a serious streak of being the guy that girls talk to about guys rather than being the guy they try to hook up with.
     


  2. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Start cussing more.
     


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    Of course not being a black man.
     


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    Drunk girls throwing up in my living room. For the second time. The same girl. :fu:
     
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  5. Joffrey

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    Stop inviting her over. OR to really drive the point home, next time she comes over present her with her own personal barf bags
     


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    Ahahh that would certainly do the trick!
     


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    Tuna. Healthy but so very, very yucky.
     


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    5 inches of snow last night. :fu: Had to haul my new heavy ass fridge through snow. On the bright side, I have my own fridge now.

    Have this weird tingling sensation from elbows to fingertips, and knees to toes. No idea what it is, seeing Dr. Wednesday.
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    customers who do not understand the concept of not interrupting me while im talking to other customers who there before them. fucking assholes.
     


  10. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I am editing papers for a journal. I request that authors submit their papers in the Chicago Manual of Style format. They send me e-mails saying "Here is the paper, formatted in Chicago style." But here's the thing: the papers are not in anything resembling the Chicago style. So I spend my weekend putting lots of papers into the Chicago format. And correcting quotations that authors get wrong. And correcting their grammar. In an office that is too cold because the university apparently doesn't think anyone works here on weekends.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Granted they aren't prefect, but they have software which greatly simplifies this process. I mean for them, you shouldn't have to fix other peoples mistakes.
     


  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    As the editor, unfortunately I do have to fix other people's mistakes. But I know what you mean here; this is a fairly unusual case where I've got to get the manuscripts finished quickly. I don't have time to keep sending them back to the authors, who would probably fail to make the appropriate corrections anyway.

    What really amazes me is that so many people get quotations wrong. How do you do that? And why am I able to notice it when the authors are not?
     
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    The bolded just makes me go :facepalm:.
     


  14. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Yeah, it really is a frustrating job. When I submit things for publication, I take care to get basic things like formatting and quotations right. Not so much to make the editor's job easier, but because I have some pride. Thankfully, editing is not something I do a lot of. (I'm just guest editing now.)
     


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    Much as I'm excited to fly home and see my family and go back to my old routine I do not relish the thought of being inside a plane for 15 hours straight. Hey airplane manufacturers, instead of making bigger planes that can fit a gazillion people why not make faster trans-ocean planes that can cut travel time instead?
     


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