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

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    United Way has always struck me as gangster style philanthropy. Not a fran.
     


  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Lots of speeches and pressure here, too. I prefer to give directly, but that's not embraced here.
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    At work they only buy blue highlighters for us. I hate blue highlighters and I have to buy yellow ones for myself.
     


  4. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    Who still uses highlighters?
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    People with real lives and real jobs.
     


  6. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    More like people in the second grade.
     


  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know, I skipped second grade.
     


  8. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I'm picky about stuff like this. All of my highlighters and pens are from Muji.
     


  9. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I am in a similar position, except I choose to buy pink ones. (I do that because pink is the best color. My legal pads are also pink, but I don't highlight them.)
     


  10. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I split the difference, my highlighters are green.
     


  11. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Dear god man, no.
     


  12. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Thanks guys.

    Apparently the company is like 6th in the state for United Way giving, which is notable given the corps in front of them are all like Northrup Grumman. On one level I applaud the company as they match essentially 100% of what's raised. But it's like it's become some macho thing for the CEO and the whole thing has snowballed into, literally, a giant shakedown.

    I can't stand the guy actually, my wife has so many stories about what a jackass he is. I'm usually sympathetic to CEOs given what a cuddlebear Piob is but this guy really is kind of a fuckwit.
     


  13. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I'm not 100% on this, but I'd have to say that with that kind of profile (6th in the state), United Way is probably also giving the CEO a good little shake as well. Something to the tune of "Hey, you guys contributed $XX,XXX last year, and we sure appreciate that - but you know costs are rising and more people need our help, we're looking at needing last year's amount plus another 15% this year. I'm sure we can count on your support." The psychology of recognition and being on A Top Donors List is pretty persuasive.

    In other news, my descent into abject sourness at all forms of charity is continuing unabated. Right now I'm feeling it mostly for pet-related causes. Fluffy-needs-a-tail-transplant, that kind of thing.
     
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  14. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    What possible objection could there be to pink legal pads? They help bring a modicum of joy to my days.

    (Maybe you meant to quote a different post?)
     
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    Work screwed me over (on purpose) and I had to stay pretty much a full day longer out on the road, but all is well now that I'm going to be off for two weeks.
     


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