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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. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    Think about how your colleagues with unfavorable schedules and courses will feel? Did they provide their preferences or is it totally up to you?
     


  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    good luck
     


  3. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    We do it as cooperatively as possible, but the final decision is mine. Colleagues give me their preferred classes and times, but unfortunately, there are very difficult constraints on my ability to get them what they want. For example, if too many people want a Tuesday/Thursday schedule, there won't be enough rooms available to accommodate them all. People who don't do the work of scheduling don't always recognize the very real constraints I'm under, so they get mad at me.

    Plus, let's be realistic: even a "bad" schedule in academia is a hell of a lot better than a regular schedule in most other jobs. I'm genuinely amazed when I hear people complaining that they'e got to come into the office five days a week. The horror!
     


  4. Thomas

    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^^ I would refer all complaints to Genevieve, and transcribe her replies back to the complainants.

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    Good job GT! I didn't figure you were going to leave 40% of your annual income on the table.
     
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  5. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    That's one of the best ideas I've heard in a long time!

    I can imagine her replies: "Whenever I don't get what I want, I just make of poopah on the walking surface (floor) and then I forget about it. Go make of poopah."
     
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  6. Fang66

    Fang66 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I find it difficult to believe that Genevieve can pronounce "surface".
     


  7. Thomas

    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    it depends on the breed. For instance, Jack (our very first cat) has a lisp, while his sister Jill handles the sibilants much better. Jack is accordingly, very ill-tempered because he tries to hiss but it comes out "HIIIIIIIIIIITHHHHHHHHHHH" After the rest of the pets stop laughing he gives us all a MAOW and bats at the nearest person or plant.

    Pets.
     


  8. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    She really overuses the word "surface," which she pronounces decently. When she flops down onto the floor, she says "Down to the surface with me!" When she jumps onto the bed she says "I'm comin' up to the surface now." And when she wants to sit in my lap, she looks up at me and says "Warning, I am approaching the surface betimes." (She also loves the word "betimes," which she often misuses.)
     


  9. Fang66

    Fang66 Stylish Dinosaur

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    :)
     


  10. Liam O

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    lost my fucking phone
     


  11. Fang66

    Fang66 Stylish Dinosaur

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    You still have your ordinary one though, right?

    I've lost a phone before it is a fucking pain.
     


  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    Looking on the bright side, your luck really has to start turning around soon. Seems like you've had your whole year's allotment of bad luck in the last few weeks.
     


  13. Liam O

    Liam O Distinguished Member

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    no phone, period. and I hope you're right l'inc, but most of my misfortune tends to be of my own doing.
     


  14. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    Well that's even better, since you can just stop doing the things that are causing your misfortune!
     


  15. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Buying clothes for women sucks ass. It's like, should I go for the smaller size and it ends up not fitting or get the bigger size and end up offending her?
     


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