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Topic: You Know What I Hate....?

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CousinFreddie

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #686 on: September 25, 2018, 01:00:14 PM »
Yike Drew.  That sounds really perilous.   Godspeed man!!

CousinFreddie

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #687 on: September 25, 2018, 01:10:11 PM »
I'll stick with Carlos Santana
Santana is one of my all time favorites too, but it's not an either/or, ya know?  
I love me some Brazilian bossa nova

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwo0Cn-MAGE

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« Reply #688 on: September 25, 2018, 03:52:01 PM »
so just an update about this... as this is the ONLY place i've shared anything about it.. my family isn't even privy to details.
so far they've investigated and fired the president of the former company who was in a senior executive vice role at that point (in the new/merged company)- the senior executive contracts vice president, the head of HR, the senior executive vp who i indicated was the 'mafia' boss, the deputy program manager of the program i'm part of, and the regional manager- by all indications they aren't done yet.  they caught them red handed destroying documents, altering dates on other documents, and destroying entire files/folders.   as you may guess i am not real popular right now except with those who silently sat by and watched over the years, and they avoid me in public but are quick to thumbs up in private... i still don't know what they're going to do with me, but i know if they don't remove several others from their instruments i'm a dead man walking within days/months of this things conclusion...
punch line:  i haven't given up a single byte of several gigabytes of 'evidence' i've collected.  they know i have it, but at my attorney's request i held it only describing 'some' of it to them- they took it and ran, and found what i described and then some.  my attorney tells me it's "up to you" how it will resolve in my case....... i noticed he's frothing a little at the mouth.... which brings me to: I hate lawyers- not that they exist or who they are, but that they find purchase in the realm that exists between letter of the law and spirit of the law, and that we still need them around to 'practice' interpreting it... my wife is one of them... many of my friends are 'them', or worse- judges... i just want to see the right thing done... I hope it is in the end, especially in this little 'case'.... i'm four months into this at this point- and i walk a damn perilous path... but as i continue to say to those who are now a part of it (on the good side) "just tell truth, nothing more nothing less, do what you're supposed to nothing less and often more, and stand for something, and you'll be fine".  
add to all of this a helluva storm we're still cleaning up on- I hate that too- and.... it's been a damn interesting year that has failed to offer whether it's a 'good' one or a 'bad' one yet..... and i hate that too.  
I also work for a large company and this doesn't surprise me one bit.  Heck, our CEO had to pay back about a million bucks because he took his whole family to the Olympics on the company's dime.  Of course they fired the whistleblower and he kept his job of about $20 million a year.  
You ever think about how greedy some people are that they are making tens of millions a year and they still have to find ways to screw the company out of money?

CharleyHorse46

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #689 on: October 08, 2018, 03:23:31 PM »
Have I complained about gas cans yet?

I recommend electric mowers.  They don't stink and they don't vibrate.  But about the time my electric mower went pfft, I inherited a Honda mower from a downsizing parent/relative type person going onto Heaven.

So I have to keep gas on hand.

Gas cans used to be aluminum, painted red, had an aluminum nozzle with a screw on lid.  Apparently one of out 40 zillion times somebody used one, there was a spark and somebody blew up so over the last 30 years or so they have made them increasingly user-unfriendlier and dubiously safer.

The current gizomo is plastic with a plastic nozzle, but wait there's more.  The nozzle is closed and the gas inside the can will not flow freely until the smaller black nozzle is released from the larger yellow nozzle.  This is accomplished by squeezing a black plastic clasp into the yellow nozzle while balancing the 30 pound five gallon can on your knee while squeezing the maddening black clasp with your left thumb while inserting the projecting black nozzle into whatever filler opening you're trying to fill.

With a mower, I've learned to remove the nozzle unit, cuss at it and toss it back into the shed and then pour the gas directly from the jug into a funnel I put on top of the mower tank.

But last night my wife drove my car, when I got it it said 3 miles to E and the nearest gas station about 4 miles away so I attempted to wrestle the impossible nozzle into my car's filler hole.

Naturally gas came out at the base of the nozzle instead of end of the never opening nozzle.

So I'd like to know who imagined that would be safer?  

Have gas can manufacturers partnered with A Tobacco Free America?  Is that what this is about?

Why they got to make things so complicated?


CousinFreddie

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #691 on: October 08, 2018, 03:37:08 PM »
I got my B&D electric mower in the mail from amazon.  Showed up on my porch missing two bolts, so I had to get those ordered, but was able to do that no problem, and it has worked fine ever since.  Have had it well over 15 years with no problems.  Cost $225, but that was the corded kind.  Pretty good deal though.  It's cost me about $15/year plus a nominal amount of electricity.

But now in our new house over here on the right coast we have twice the yard, and I think I'll have to consider a cordless one, once I get to the point of mowing again myself (i.e. retirement).  Just too much yard.  But full disclosure, I actually hire some guys to keep it all mowed and edged.  They do a great job.  I'm spoilt.

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #692 on: October 08, 2018, 07:49:21 PM »
With a mower, I've learned to remove the nozzle unit, cuss at it and toss it back into the shed and then pour the gas directly from the jug into a funnel I put on top of the mower tank.

But last night my wife drove my car, when I got it it said 3 miles to E and the nearest gas station about 4 miles away so I attempted to wrestle the impossible nozzle into my car's filler hole.
with the correct funnel, you can fill your car the same way you fill the mower
funnels are cheap
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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #693 on: October 09, 2018, 04:48:08 PM »
Santana is one of my all time favorites too, but it's not an either/or, ya know?  
I love me some Brazilian bossa nova

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwo0Cn-MAGE
You have to admire Astrud Gilberto.
She wasn't a musician. She was married to one of the most influential guitarists and musicians at the time - practically inventing Bossa Nova. Her husband Joao and his writing partner Stan Getz were in the studio recording "Girl from Ipanema" and thinking how cool it would be if they could add an English verse. Neither spoke English, and sounded like idiots when trying to sing it. While they were puzzling through it, strumming the song, Astrud walks in and sings it perfectly. Boom! She's on the album.
The song took off up the charts. Astrud took off with Stan.

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« Reply #694 on: October 09, 2018, 04:55:34 PM »
if she looks anything like the Girl from Ipanema, ya gotta admire Stan
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CousinFreddie

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #695 on: October 09, 2018, 07:43:44 PM »
Speaking of babes and good music, Ana Vidovic may entice you to either love classical guitar or to cheer for Croatia ... or both:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inBKFMB-yPg&list=PLSAkx4wxdreNUd1zEb8Ymqzb6Fv32vPy9


utee94

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #696 on: October 10, 2018, 08:52:14 AM »
I'm down with Croatia.

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« Reply #697 on: February 04, 2019, 05:45:58 PM »
Vision-obstructing landscaping on medians in the middle of roads I wish to turn left onto.  i hate it.

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« Reply #698 on: February 04, 2019, 05:49:25 PM »
So you show up at this place where you’re gathering with strangers and you see an acquaintance and start making conversation.  Some inconsiderately friendly individual sees you, assumes you’re complete stangers who happen to be friendly and starts jumping into your conversation.

I hate that guy.  He’s the worst.

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #699 on: February 04, 2019, 05:55:02 PM »
There's two lanes at a cross road stop light. Both can go straight, one can turn left, one can turn right.

You don't wanna be the dork in the right hand land preventing everyone else from turning right on red, so you line up behind the guy in the right lane thinking you're being a good citizen. Then, when the light turns green, the guy in front of you rolls forward, stops, and turns on his left turn blinker. You're stuck waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before your new bestest buddy (and big toe) can turn left.


 

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