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Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:18 pm

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Postby tankinbeans » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:49 pm

IMBoring25 wrote:Is "spontaneous" in this instance synonymous with "accidental" or "involuntary?"

That just reminds me of a euphemism for being fired that I recently read at work. Our senior management is working to be more communicative and is sending out monthly data packets. In it they cite "involuntary turnover," and it didn't take too long to grok what they meant.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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tankinbeans wrote:
IMBoring25 wrote:Is "spontaneous" in this instance synonymous with "accidental" or "involuntary?"

That just reminds me of a euphemism for being fired that I recently read at work. Our senior management is working to be more communicative and is sending out monthly data packets. In it they cite "involuntary turnover," and it didn't take too long to grok what they meant.

What was I watching where the guy ate his "Pink Slip" to make it disappear so he didn't get "laid off"?

At the Tank Command, they called it "Getting Riffed", because RIF stood for "Reduction in Force".

The euphemism that I didn't like reading was in a safety report, where it talked about "degloving"...but the guy hadn't been wearing gloves at the time he was injured!
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby potownrob » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:48 am

why the hell do eye want a mustang now?? :evil:
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potownrob wrote:why the hell do eye want a mustang now?? :evil:

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Postby AHTOXA » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:50 pm

watkins wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:Congrats on being engaged!

As for me, I'm going to purposefully put that off as long as possible, even though I'm 33 and my mom nags me relentlessly about wanting a grandchild.

Ive had had that talk with her too. But then we found other ways to occupy our time.


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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby watkins » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:56 am

AHTOXA wrote:
watkins wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:Congrats on being engaged!

As for me, I'm going to purposefully put that off as long as possible, even though I'm 33 and my mom nags me relentlessly about wanting a grandchild.

Ive had had that talk with her too. But then we found other ways to occupy our time.


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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby wannabe » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:45 am

tankinbeans wrote:I was in the car and in an unfamilar area last night when it was time to reset the clocks. I had SATNAV going at 1:15 and the durn thing told me I'd arrive at 3:03. This made no sense as the journey was to be about 50 minutes give or take. I started getting agitated until I realized the car resets itself.

our call notes/time stamps were all off and confused starting hours before the time change.

also the "mbr adv eta 60m" was more like "2 hours" but one hour was missing so it really was only 1 hour....that screws with the mind. i also worked until 9 instead of 8 to make sure i worked 8 hours. i missed church.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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wannabe wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:I was in the car and in an unfamilar area last night when it was time to reset the clocks. I had SATNAV going at 1:15 and the durn thing told me I'd arrive at 3:03. This made no sense as the journey was to be about 50 minutes give or take. I started getting agitated until I realized the car resets itself.

our call notes/time stamps were all off and confused starting hours before the time change.

also the "mbr adv eta 60m" was more like "2 hours" but one hour was missing so it really was only 1 hour....that screws with the mind. i also worked until 9 instead of 8 to make sure i worked 8 hours. i missed church.

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Speaking of resetting clocks, this thing in the spring isn't so bad, but in the fall, when we set the time back at 2:00 am and then wake up again an hour later and set the time back again and then wake an hour later and reset the time again,.....isn't that the definition of a "do-loop?" That's just lousy coding, right?
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby IMBoring25 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:34 am

I've always found changing clocks an absurd exercise when we could just go to work at a different time.

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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IMBoring25 wrote:I've always found changing clocks an absurd exercise when we could just go to work at a different time.

Changing the clocks is part of an amalgamated way of announcing to the world that when you are here, this is the time that we are keeping. It goes back to the original reasons for having standardized time zones. When Ugh and Lih lived in a cave and never ventured far from it, nobody was jumping off a jet plane to do bidnest with them. They were most likely active during daylight hours, but retired to sleep when it got dark. What else were they going to do at night, stare at the lights in the sky and grunt "Those stars over ther remind me of Obrien, the drinker!"?
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby potownrob » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:04 am

why do eye want a wrx?? :evil:
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:15 am

potownrob wrote:why do eye want a wrx?? :evil:

Channeling Paul Simon?
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby potownrob » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:43 am

tankinbeans wrote:
potownrob wrote:why do eye want a wrx?? :evil:

Channeling Paul Simon?
eye googled "'paul simon' and 'wrx'" and came up blank. actually, the first three results recommended listening to "slip sliding away", "graceland" and "the boxer", respectively. thought maybe paul owned a wrx for a minute there... :?
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