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

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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    that terrible. no pain worse than a missed meetup.

    but srs, im glad you are ok, boruch hashem. i hope the tests prove it was nothing to be worries about.
     


  2. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Walking to the bus to go to work this morning, I find some paper "No Parking Tomorrow at 7AM By Police Order" signs tied to the tries in the 4 car length or so area where my motorcycle is parked. I didn't bring my keys to work so I couldn't move it then.

    I was outside at like 11:30pm last night replacing something on the motorcycle and I didn't see any signs. That means that they came sometime before 8AM this morning to post the damn signs and now I'm going to have to make sure I make it home tonight to move the bike.

    Its a particularly dick move to have so little notice because often these signs can lead to towing (as opposed to street cleaning or something where you just get a ticket)...they often get put up when someone gets the Alderman to instruct the police to make enough room for a moving truck to park in the morning for a new resident to move in which means the spaces really do need to be empty.

    I had just moved the bike to this spot on the previous night because they were doing street cleaning on my usual spot...if I hadn't walked a slightly different path to the bus stop (to see the part I replaced in the daylight) my bike might be getting towed in the morning. And from what I have heard, if your motorcycle/scooter gets towed in chicago, it basically gets trashed with zero recourse (they literally just drag it up and throw it down in the back of a truck).
     


  3. Thomas

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    well, I just made a decision that could haunt me for years to come, but here we go. re: adoption.

    Also, wtf Sears? I need a replacement key for a tool chest. They stock replacement lock cylinders, and I can get a pack of 3 for $22 (which I did), or a single replacement for $7, plus $8 shipping, because none of the Parts Direct places actually stock the fuckers.

    And, FWIW, a locksmith would charge $25 to make a key based on the key code, and even then it's a crapshoot - they asked that I bring the lock in because there are 15 different pattens based on the 3-digit code on the cylinder.. *sigh* At least it's not locked...but I kinda need to lock it these days. I know, minor stuff.
     


  4. in stitches

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    tbird - i hope whatever decision you made, turns out alright.
     


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    Yeah, Thomas, all the best with your decision.
     


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    +1
     


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    Monti's tax evasion clampdown...:cloud:
     


  8. L'Incandescent

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    There are lane closures on I-64 through downtown STL, and at one point there's only one lane open. Obviously that means that traffic is going to slow down a lot, and sometimes even stop. Today I had some idiot woman behind me honking her horn and making faces, presumably because she wanted me to go faster. Needless to say, I could not. So I just put my car in reverse and hit the accelerator really hard, causing me to crash into her car. (Okay, that last bit isn't true.)
     


  9. in stitches

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    i cant even count the amount of times i have wanted to do things like that to morons on the road. and when i drove a giant truck, it was all i could do, not to give in to the urge to just push people out of the way.
     


  10. Thomas

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    Thanks guys. It's kind of a leap of faith, and things won't fully shake out for years, but the agency is playing hardball and we've gotta do this in order to alleviate another nasty situation.
     


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    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Sounds like you've been put in a very bad position to make such an important decision. I hope everything turns out for the best. It really is inspring what you do.
     


  12. in stitches

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    i have no doubt you will do what is best tbird. i wish you only success. hopefully it doesnt get nasty, or at least not any nastier than it is.
     


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    I believe ABB is in St. Louis.
     


  14. L'Incandescent

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    There is some truth to that, yes. L'Incandescent is also in St. Louis. So are the St. Louis Cardinals. Oh yeah, and Chuck Berry too. It's quite a city.
     


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