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

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. aunty stella

    aunty stella New Member

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    Came accross this link from a British Military site and noticed that the thread had been closed.

    So, I'll quote here as the topic is suitably named

    "Claire" said, and I quote

    "I have to say that I kind of agree with the residents on this one. It's like the small town in NY where the housing market was booming and then a jail was built and the relatives of the convicts started moving in. The quality of some of these people unfortunately forced the housing market in that particular area to drop which ultimately hurt the town itself, which is a shame, it was a rather nice town.

    Anyway, we all hate to admit it but the soldiers don't make much money and most soldiers come from poor families, which means the people that would be pouring into this community would be of a lower class, which means trash, noise, and a general disrespect for the community (they have nothing invested in it) which ultimately leads to a drop in housing prices. I know it sounds heartless and crass but it's a very real reality and these people are protecting their investments, their children, and their community. I don't blame them.

    When someone joins up for the military they know what they risk, it's part of the job.

    Claire."

    This followed a proposal to buy a residential property as a temporary lodging for families of soldiers that had been injured during the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns (which, let us not forget, were US led campaigns that we supported you on as youre closest allies)

    As for her assumption that British soldiers are "trailer trash", she needs to understand 2 things.

    1. We do not have the same sort of "trailer parks" in the UK as you do in the US. In the UK they are called "caravan parks", usually on the coast and used exclusivley as holiday homes. We do not have permanent "trailer park" residents, therefore we have no "trailer trash community" and the relatives of men that have been crippled or injured during active service would not appreciate being put in "trailers" whilst visiting their injured loved ones.

    2. A carreer in the British Military is not seen as a "get out of poverty" option. Our soldiers are very highly paid (on average double the US servicemans salary), see the job as a career and a lifestyle choice and come from many economic and social backgrounds. I personally joined at 18 coming from a working class background (I'm sure Claire would call me "trailer trash"), left at 28, am now 38 and own (not boasting, she just needs to know the wide social background) in excess of (with the current exchange rate) $2.7M dollars of property and a business worth $4.0M. I would be PROUD to have this accomodation next to any of my property and would activley support the visitors within.

    Claire needs to realise who's blood and lives it was that gave her the right to complain with her "NIMBY" mindset in the first place. These men (of all nations, but usually British and American) gave their lives, mental health and limbs in order that uneducated (and I don't care about SAT's, degrees or Doctorates, if you have the same opinion as her, you are obviously uneducated in reality, world affairs and world history) fools like her may make their narrow minded diatrabes.

    I hope that one day she suffers a disaster that requires your Military or National Guard to rescue her. I wonder if she would have the same mindset about "how much scum we are" after that?

    I suggest reading a poem (Google it) called "Tommy Atkins" by Kipling. This was written many, many years ago and should be old history by now, but unfortunatley it seems not to be.

    Shame on you Claire, you should relinquish the right to vote as you are not fit to touch the blood (of men of all nations) that those rights were built on.
     
  2. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Why are there exceptions for Jesus', conscience' and righteousness'? That makes no sense. You want to deprive Jesus of his proper possessive form, go ahead, but I say it's Jesus's to decide.

    Honestly I have no idea. I'd be fine with sticking the s on them also. I think it's just historical pronounciation with Jesus and the greeks et al. I just hate it when people leave it off modern stuff. Hey look at Chris' new car. Ack! It's Chris's car you jack ass.

    b
     
  3. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Wait, I think I get it.... you guys hate Claire.
     
  4. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Being artistically stunted. I'm working on a micro-ambient song which is just under two minutes in length and it needs something, but I can't figure it out. I've been sitting here mulling over it since last night and I have so much to do today. [​IMG]

    Guitars!

    Cowbell!

    My penis!
     
  5. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    My penis!
    I hate people who give off stupid inappropriate one-line zingers.
     
  6. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Wait, I think I get it.... you guys hate Claire.

    But is she hot?
     
  7. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Camron thinks so.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Camron thinks so.

    And those tats in her avatar are hers? Who would have thought. Well, I almost forgive her now. [​IMG] She'll have to stay a week at my reform school, which specializes in bedside manner.
     
  9. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I don't think so. But good luck with your fantasy... pics pls, etc.
     
  10. Saucemaster

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    People who will not let you get off the elevator before they get on. Are you kidding me? Have you learned absolutely no manners? Were you raised in a forest?
    The elevators in my building are a constant source of fuel for my already worrisome misanthropy. This one in particular irritates me endlessly. Part of me wants to just let it go and chalk it up to "people are assholes", but a bigger part of me wants to say, "well if we're going to relax the social niceties and start jockeying for position, how about I put a foot behind your legs and give you a nice 'accidental' shove to the chest? Oh, sorry about that, didn't see you there. I was getting out of the elevator, you know? Figured no one would be trying to get in until I was finished. Sorry that your orange juice broke and spilled everywhere, but I'm in a terrible hurry and can't be bothered to do things like help clean up a mess that I made. Thanks for understanding!" In lieu of that, I've taken to simply walking directly toward them while maintaining eye contact. It's amusing to watch the person's expression go from nervous to annoyed to (sometimes) sheepish. If it makes it all the way to sheepish I feel kind of bad about mad dogging them, since I take it as a sign that they probably just forgot or were lost in thought, but it rarely does. Usually they stick at annoyed.
     
  11. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Taxes.

    Especially where you're filing on 1099 earnings.

    Especially since congress keeps changing the Tax Code, and the 'brief summary' version of it is 859 pages, and reading a single page feels like rolling a rock uphill in the July sun.

    Don't get me started on contractor-related deductions.

    Oh, and please, please don't get me started on their mis-application of payments to the wrong tax year, resulting in threat letters from IRS revenue agents who can't seem to read their screen and see a massive overpayment in 2006 that happens to match the balance due in 2005. Coincidences abound!!!

    And I forgot to mention the agent I got on the phone after the first letter, who told me that I had to wait for the account to be assigned to a revenue agent in order for the deposits to be shifted to the right tax year. Well, thank you for your help Agent Smith, who neglected to mention that Revenue Agent = threat letters!!!
     
  12. Dragon

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    People who block the entire lane of a moving walkway at airports. It's not a carnival ride, OK?

    [​IMG] I`m the one usually doing the blocking, because I usually stand next to my wife. If people are in such a hurry, they shouldn`t take the moving walkway.

    Same thing for escalators. If you are in such a hurry, take the stairs. [​IMG]
     
  13. rdawson808

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    Same thing for escalators. If you are in such a hurry, take the stairs. [​IMG]

    Today in the metro the escalators were turned off (the "up" must have been broken) so those of us leaving were taking up three lanes, as it were, and there was only one coming down. After all, there are easily 10X as many of us so it's only fair. As I got to the top of the "down" escalator" some guy walked in front of me coming down and made a nasty comment about us using the other escalator. I proceeded to lower my shoulder into his sternum and move him out of my way.

    The moral of the story: Do not fuck with commuters on the escalators. We have a mission and there are rules that guide that mission. If you break the rules (such as 'stand on the right, walk on the left') you will pay for it.

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  14. romafan

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    Today in the metro the escalators were turned off (the "up" must have been broken) so those of us leaving were taking up three lanes, as it were, and there was only one coming down. After all, there are easily 10X as many of us so it's only fair. As I got to the top of the "down" escalator" some guy walked in front of me coming down and made a nasty comment about us using the other escalator. I proceeded to lower my shoulder into his sternum and move him out of my way.

    The moral of the story: Do not fuck with commuters on the escalators. We have a mission and there are rules that guide that mission. If you break the rules (such as 'stand on the right, walk on the left') you will pay for it.

    b


    Didn't you get into a fight on the metro before? [​IMG] It sounds like you were the one breaking the rules...
     
  15. rdawson808

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    Didn't you get into a fight on the metro before? [​IMG] It sounds like you were the one breaking the rules...

    No, that was "being assaulted by a crazy guy". (We were just standing there riding the escalator down.)

    In this case I was at a station that in the mornings has primarily people getting off to go to work (no one lives there, lots of gov't offices around). The two escalators were both turned off so the many many people coming off the trains were going up both the "up" escalator and half of the "down".

    In my mind the rule in this case is: there's 10X as many people getting off here so give them the right of way. Everyone else (except this guy) seemed to view it that way too.


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  16. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

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    Sometimes it is necessary to physically remove people from your way on the Metro. Especially when I am getting off my train at Reagan Airport and have 3 to 5 minutes to sprint to the employee bus, and there's a bunch of travelers chatting on their cell phones in front of me. Get the hell out of the way, I need to get to work.

    JB
     
  17. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Two city buses arrive at your stop at the same time. Although they are the same line, one bus is going to a stop further along the route. That bus, which you take because your destination is near the end of the line, deliberately drives by your stop because the driver assumes that everyone at your stop will be getting off the bus by the end of the shorter route and thus can be served by the other bus. [​IMG]
     
  18. GoSurface

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    Surprisingly, nothing yet.
     
  19. romafan

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    No, that was "being assaulted by a crazy guy". (We were just standing there riding the escalator down.)

    In this case I was at a station that in the mornings has primarily people getting off to go to work (no one lives there, lots of gov't offices around). The two escalators were both turned off so the many many people coming off the trains were going up both the "up" escalator and half of the "down".

    In my mind the rule in this case is: there's 10X as many people getting off here so give them the right of way. Everyone else (except this guy) seemed to view it that way too.


    b


    Well, as long as 1/2 the 'down' was left open for people actually going down. I often see the situation you've described and the people pouring out of the train just take up the entire stairway - "tough shit for you folks trying to get down the stairs, majority rules!". While the guy trying to go against the flow was acting pretty clueless, shouldering him out of the way is still an asshole move, IMO. Then again, some folks seem to relish a physical altercation...[​IMG]
     
  20. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    The moral of the story: Do not fuck with commuters on the escalators. We have a mission and there are rules that guide that mission. If you break the rules (such as 'stand on the right, walk on the left') you will pay for it.
    b


    [​IMG] If you say excuse me I always move, but otherwise I never move. If the person behind touches my beloved suit with his cheap, dusty suit I will make sure I block him for as long as possible. If he steps on my shoes, I will probably be the one doing the tackling! [​IMG]
     

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