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lisamarlene wrote:
Since today's game was cancelled due to the GM's imminent demise, I made *all* the food for tomorrow and dyed my hair. Clearly Nobody did me a favor by getting sick. It means I actually get to sleep a little tonight instead of staying up until two a.m. doing things.

well hello there.... eyebrow waggle


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Totally didn't do this on purpose.

I know no-one is going to believe me, but still.

And yes, that was ONLY an eyebrow waggle!


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NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Since today's game was cancelled due to the GM's imminent demise, I made *all* the food for tomorrow and dyed my hair. Clearly Nobody did me a favor by getting sick. It means I actually get to sleep a little tonight instead of staying up until two a.m. doing things.

I'd say, "You're welcome!", but I'm not going through this little round-o-random pains again!

Got home Monday and thought my allergies were going nuts. Tuesday was an added headache. Wednesday added a sore throat just for fun. Thursday was, "Put 'em all together and send NobodysHome to bed!" Friday was more of the same.

Today was better! I got to sit up for a few hours instead of lying down.

And re: my family:
There are two types of people in the world:
- "Wow! Our house SHOULD be renting for $6000, but we're only charging $2700? Well, it's not like we really need the money, so we'll just keep raising the rent at a reasonable rate because the tenants are really good and it's the right thing to do."
- "Wow! Our house SHOULD be renting for $6000, but we're only charging $2700? That basically means we're GIVING the tenants almost $40,000 a year! No friendship is worth that much! We have to jack up the rent, NOW!"

And there's no convincing the Type IIs that charging a reduced rent is anything other than "giving away money", even though technically it's money they never had.

I'm sorry, man. That is...just plain wrong. I don't know if it's greed or a desire to keep up with the Joneses, but...its wrong.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I don't even understand your aliases.

don't look directly at the aliases, vid!


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lisamarlene wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

I didn't know Albany was that bad.

Does your family know your tenants? Is there no way to appeal to their humanity?

And risk they will laugh hissingly at him, while tearing their fleshy masks away and reveal their reptilian features?
Ah. So you've met his sister-in-law, then.

I may have to.

sets black manliness to "redemptive seduction"


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Freehold DM wrote:
Pinecone Girl wrote:

With or without plotholes, I like both Firefly and your aliases.

And I am not the one to criticise them, I mean, I have a Pinecone Girl, an inner Gyarados and "A Saliva Colonizer" which is basically an anagram of my real name.
this girl...does not get it.

???


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Kileanna wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Pinecone Girl wrote:

With or without plotholes, I like both Firefly and your aliases.

And I am not the one to criticise them, I mean, I have a Pinecone Girl, an inner Gyarados and "A Saliva Colonizer" which is basically an anagram of my real name.
this girl...does not get it.
???

There's your answer. :-)


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Still not getting it.

Something wrong with liking Firefly?

Sorry, today I'm specially slow at getting things. I'm in bed with a terrible headache that came out from nowhere.


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It's just that some people here don't like anything that Joss Whedon has made or touched, going all the way back to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."


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Freehold hates anything Whedon.

I personally detest Firefly but I don't really care about anything else he does.

Well, I do love The Avengers, but otherwise he's vastly overrated, especially by himself.


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I like Whedon and I liked Buffy a lot when it came out. I also like what he did with Avengers too. He makes interesting character developement. Maybe he's overrated, and I cannot say that I'm a fan but I still enjoy his work.


I like you! I won't kill you off pointlessly just as victory is imminent to prove I can.

Of course, I could team up with Ron Moore and have you turned into a Cylon... and then kill you off pointlessly just as victory is imminent...


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Kileanna wrote:
I like Whedon and I liked Buffy a lot when it came out. I also like what he did with Avengers too. He makes interesting character developement. Maybe he's overrated, and I cannot say that I'm a fan but I still enjoy his work.

why are the beautiful, intelligent, often naked (in the summer)women always so wrong?!


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And that's how you say to a person how wrong she is making it look like a compliment xD

At least one of the things you said about me is right. The other two are subjective xD


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Occasionally, I go through Bestiary stat blocks I don't normally use just for fun.

While looking over the Kasatha in Bestiary 4 I decided to see what Scimitars serrated with bones would translate to in the stat block.

The answer: Sai... o_O...

Of course, me being a casual person I'm posting that art-stat inconsistency here instead of starting a snide or angry thread about it elsewhere. :-)

Of course, the first rule of Kasatha threads is they always lead to how many two handed weapons they can wield while jumping over a ten foot pit in bright light.


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Air your grievances is lacking some activity these days so you can always air it there. I have aired much less relevant stuff (like how bad is the radio here xD).


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Oh it's not a grievance. It doesn't bother me, I love Pathfinder's Bestiaries, and I remember the dark ages of artwork in the latter 2nd edition books. :-)


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NobodysHome’s Life of a Chaperone, Part VI: A Harsh Dose of Reality

So let's be blunt: In spite of the racial diversity at our school, we really don't represent anything other than the upper middle class. As I've mentioned, rents in Albany run $3500+ for an apartment, and $5000+ for a house. Almost none of the kids in Albany ever have to deal with poverty, or desperation, or hopelessness, or any of the anger or frustration that that engenders.

So Ms. S's decision to do an exchange with a true inner-city school did cause some nervousness both among the kids and among the chaperones. What would it be like? Would we be safe? Would the kids be able to handle being exposed to some of the harsher realities of life in the U.S.? Ms. S herself showed a bit of her own cultural bias when she said, "We ought to hear some really awesome gospel music from them!"

It really was an impactful experience. I don't think I'll ever forget it, nor do I think any of the kids will.

A Visit to the Inner City:

Friday, April 7, 6:15 am - 2:00 pm
Sleep is overrated. After a 22-hour shift the day before, I was up at 6:15 am, showered, dressed, downstairs to get coffee for myself, and up to Ms. S's room to help her set up breakfast for the kids. (Pastries, fruit, cereal, and juice -- a Continental breakfast for 115.) I was so busy that my entire breakfast consisted of a banana, a strawberry, and a cup of coffee. We woke up the kids, got them fed, dressed, and ready to go, and even managed to set off a little bit early for Crenshaw High School, somewhere in the middle of L.A. (L.A. is a big, big place, so it's hard to place it geographically other than "somewhat southwest of downtown".)

I was driving "ma girlz" again, and there was a bit of apprehension in the air. What would it be like? I've driven through the "worse" neighborhoods of Richmond and Oakland, but L.A.'s "bad" neighborhoods are truly legendary. Adding to my stress, the van was nearly out of gas, so I was going to have to stop somewhere in the area. Fortunately, as we drove through the neighborhoods to get to the school, it was obvious that this area was no better nor worse than any of the areas of Oakland or Richmond with which I was familiar: Mind your own business, don't be a jerk, and people will leave you be. I tanked up the van, moved on to Crenshaw, and the neighborhoods around the school improved significantly. This really seemed like it wasn't going to be an issue. However, the whole school was fenced off and gated in, so I had to wait for the buses.

Once they arrived, the woman at the gate let us all in. While the kids got to join their classmates from the buses, I was told that not only was I not allowed to park with the buses, but I had to go through security to be allowed on the campus. I dutifully took the van around, parked it in the appointed lot, and headed to the security desk to check in (photo ID required). The first sign of things to come came at the desk: While the receptionist was perfectly pleasant with me, the young man ahead of me said, "I'm here to visit xxx. He's my homey."
The receptionist's face turned stone cold. "We do not use that term here, young man, and if you want to get in you'd better adjust your attitude."

And that, more than anything else, really set the tone of the school. It was less of a school and more of a prison/military academy. Every section of the school was gated off. Security personnel stood at every gate. During the 5 minutes of break time between classes the guards opened the gates. Once that break period was passed, the gates were closed and locked with padlocks. Student schedules were strictly enforced: Every student carried a smart phone, and the student received text messages as to where they were supposed to be when. The atmosphere was one of complete, absolute control over the students' movements, schedules, and behavior. Any student who showed any disobedience was quickly singled out and ordered to behave, or security escorted them away. The atmosphere would have been depressing and oppressive... except for the attitude of the staff enforcing this discipline. The amount of love and concern flowing out of them towards the students was utterly breathtaking. There wasn't the classic "cop attitude" of, "You're a scumbag and you'd better behave or I'm going to break you." It was far more, "I love these kids so much. I just want them to learn to control their anger and frustration and channel it in a positive direction, and if I have to be a hard-a$$ to get them to learn, then I'm going to have to be a hard-a$$ because I love them too much to do anything else."

It's really impossible to describe without experiencing it firsthand, but in spite of the military/prison level of control, it was far more, "Loving parent trying to teach their kids right from wrong" than "Police controlling an unruly crowd". It was breathtaking.

Even more breathtaking was the undercurrent of anger, frustration, and hopelessness coming from some of the students. Obviously, the kids with whom we visited were excited and happy to have out-of-town visitors, and they were awesome. They socialized with our kids as if they were long-lost siblings, and I think it was the single-most-welcoming school we visited. The students who volunteered to help maintain discipline were similarly awesome; I had a wonderful conversation with a linebacker named "Jay" who volunteered his time at the school to maintain discipline. But outside of the multi-purpose room seethed a sea of anger that could not be ignored. Banging on locked doors and gates. Yelling. Arguments. Angry gesticulations. The staff and volunteer students managed it all with tough love, but the undercurrent of anger and resentment outside was palpable. And I want to be very clear: It was not a huge proportion of the student body: I would guess that 90%+ of the students at Crenshaw were happy to see us, welcomed us, and went out of their way to make us feel safe and welcome. But the small percentage that saw our presence as an intrusion that disrupted their normal schedule made their presence known.

The exchange itself was... different. There was no set schedule, but the choir director, Ms. Stevenson, had filled up the time by bringing in minor celebrities from all over, and a whole variety of performances. The band played a couple of songs for us. Dancers performed. A minor celebrity from Nashville sang for us. A step troupe (all Crenshaw grads) first performed a routine they had developed after the Watts riots (apparently Crenshaw is right in that area), then spent a good 2 hours teaching our kids to dance. I am not ashamed to admit that I was horrible. As I told the step troupe members, I was disappointed in them for dashing my dreams of becoming a professional step dancer. But most of our kids had a blast trying to keep up. Their kids sang. We had lunch (I did not partake, trying to help keep things organized and moving, as the guards along the perimeter kept emphasizing how important it was that we keep on schedule). Our kids performed. We went to Ms. Stevenson's room and saw a huge list of Crenshaw's accomplishments: Performances for President Obama and (I think) Prince Charles. Trips to Korea, China, Great Britain, and other places around the world. "Sister Act" was apparently based on the life of one of their dance teachers (a charming octogenarian still teaching at the school), and Ray Charles was a graduate? (I was at the door and she was listing a huge number of accomplishments.)

At the end of it all, I was nervous about taking ma girlz through the locked-down school, but the security personnel told me it would be fine -- apparently my "visitor" badge really gave me carte blanche to move students around the school as needed. Ms. Stevenson insisted on hugging every single one of us (all 115) and taking a selfie with each person. I don't know what it is about me (perhaps lisamarlene's claim that I have a Santa-like attitude), but I got a kiss on the cheek, too. Then I had to go in to talk to Ms. S, so when I came out again I got a second hug, much to everyone's amusement. (D, Z's mother, started calling me "Double Hugger" after that). True to security's word, I was allowed to take the girlz straight to the van, though we were stopped by the receptionist. She sang for us. She tried to get the girls to sing. Sadly, they were too shy. We ended up chatting with her for 10 minutes or so, until I got the inevitable, "Where are you, NobodysHome?" text that indicated that it was time to go.

Back in the van we piled, this time with a decidedly less-exciting destination: The beach!


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Happy Necromancy Day!


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Kileanna wrote:

And that's how you say to a person how wrong she is making it look like a compliment xD

At least one of the things you said about me is right. The other two are subjective xD

chills bottle of champagne maybe we could determine which one is correct, say..over a big pot of paella, no?

waffles eyebrows, looks around for international adapter for black manliness to avoid any voltage issues

Spoiler:
after all, I don't want to cause...a blackout

Spoiler:
insert stinger sound effect here


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NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome’s Life of a Chaperone, Part VI: A Harsh Dose of Reality

So let's be blunt: In spite of the racial diversity at our school, we really don't represent anything other than the upper middle class. As I've mentioned, rents in Albany run $3500+ for an apartment, and $5000+ for a house. Almost none of the kids in Albany ever have to deal with poverty, or desperation, or hopelessness, or any of the anger or frustration that that engenders.

So Ms. S's decision to do an exchange with a true inner-city school did cause some nervousness both among the kids and among the chaperones. What would it be like? Would we be safe? Would the kids be able to handle being exposed to some of the harsher realities of life in the U.S.? Ms. S herself showed a bit of her own cultural bias when she said, "We ought to hear some really awesome gospel music from them!"

It really was an impactful experience. I don't think I'll ever forget it, nor do I think any of the kids will.

** spoiler omitted **...

*sigh*

sets black manliness to Latimer


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NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome’s Life of a Chaperone, Part VI: A Harsh Dose of Reality

So let's be blunt: In spite of the racial diversity at our school, we really don't represent anything other than the upper middle class. As I've mentioned, rents in Albany run $3500+ for an apartment, and $5000+ for a house. Almost none of the kids in Albany ever have to deal with poverty, or desperation, or hopelessness, or any of the anger or frustration that that engenders.

So Ms. S's decision to do an exchange with a true inner-city school did cause some nervousness both among the kids and among the chaperones. What would it be like? Would we be safe? Would the kids be able to handle being exposed to some of the harsher realities of life in the U.S.? Ms. S herself showed a bit of her own cultural bias when she said, "We ought to hear some really awesome gospel music from them!"

It really was an impactful experience. I don't think I'll ever forget it, nor do I think any of the kids will.

** spoiler omitted **...

holy s&*+, you went to CRENSHAW?

DAAAAAAAAAAAMN.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome’s Life of a Chaperone, Part VI: A Harsh Dose of Reality

So let's be blunt: In spite of the racial diversity at our school, we really don't represent anything other than the upper middle class. As I've mentioned, rents in Albany run $3500+ for an apartment, and $5000+ for a house. Almost none of the kids in Albany ever have to deal with poverty, or desperation, or hopelessness, or any of the anger or frustration that that engenders.

So Ms. S's decision to do an exchange with a true inner-city school did cause some nervousness both among the kids and among the chaperones. What would it be like? Would we be safe? Would the kids be able to handle being exposed to some of the harsher realities of life in the U.S.? Ms. S herself showed a bit of her own cultural bias when she said, "We ought to hear some really awesome gospel music from them!"

It really was an impactful experience. I don't think I'll ever forget it, nor do I think any of the kids will.

** spoiler omitted **...

holy s#!~, you went to CRENSHAW?

DAAAAAAAAAAAMN.

I'd never heard of it. Is it (in)famous?


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I heart Firefly! Also Outlaw Star!

(Buffy was pretty okay!)

I also greatly enjoyed Whedon's versions of Avengers and Much Ado About Nothing, as well as enjoying his Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

So, I don't know if that makes me count as a fan, but I greatly enjoyed them!


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome’s Life of a Chaperone, Part VI: A Harsh Dose of Reality

So let's be blunt: In spite of the racial diversity at our school, we really don't represent anything other than the upper middle class. As I've mentioned, rents in Albany run $3500+ for an apartment, and $5000+ for a house. Almost none of the kids in Albany ever have to deal with poverty, or desperation, or hopelessness, or any of the anger or frustration that that engenders.

So Ms. S's decision to do an exchange with a true inner-city school did cause some nervousness both among the kids and among the chaperones. What would it be like? Would we be safe? Would the kids be able to handle being exposed to some of the harsher realities of life in the U.S.? Ms. S herself showed a bit of her own cultural bias when she said, "We ought to hear some really awesome gospel music from them!"

It really was an impactful experience. I don't think I'll ever forget it, nor do I think any of the kids will.

** spoiler omitted **...

holy s#!~, you went to CRENSHAW?

DAAAAAAAAAAAMN.

I'd never heard of it. Is it (in)famous?

very much so in the African American community.

They don't take crap there. From anyone.


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Tacticslion wrote:

I heart Firefly! Also Outlaw Star!

(Buffy was pretty okay!)

I also greatly enjoyed Whedon's versions of Avengers and Much Ado About Nothing, as well as enjoying his Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

So, I don't know if that makes me count as a fan, but I greatly enjoyed them!

your love of final fantasy tactics makes these sins forgivable.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

holy s#!~, you went to CRENSHAW?

DAAAAAAAAAAAMN.

I'd never heard of it. Is it (in)famous?

very much so in the African American community.

They don't take crap there. From anyone.

Yeah, we were pretty much told, "None of the kids know you, so they're not going to listen to you," so we didn't try. We just let the staff deal with anything that came up, and they very quickly quashed any offers of help.

But going around the neighborhood was the classic, "Mind your own business and I'll mind mine," so I was pretty used to it.


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Freehold, since I, too, am a fan of Final Fantasy Tactics, I feel compelled to ask if such is sufficient to exempt me from sparkly-fluid-cylinder candidacy, despite my love of Firefly and the Avengers films. Do I get any latitude thereby, or no?

:)


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:

Freehold, since I, too, am a fan of Final Fantasy Tactics, I feel compelled to ask if such is sufficient to exempt me from sparkly-fluid-cylinder candidacy, despite my love of Firefly and the Avengers films. Do I get any latitude thereby, or no?

:)

it depends.

Is your wife a lulu fan?


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I have no wife.

Not anymore, anyway (God be praised for it, too.).


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:

I have no wife.

Not anymore, anyway (God be praised for it, too.).

well, you are quite safe then. I am not aiming my licentious gaze upon her then, lol.


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Tacticslion wrote:

I entirely do not understand people suffering from allergies and/or sickness (especially both at the same time) and find your lack of immediately gratifying my desire for updates to be entitled unacceptable.

I.e. sick sucks, so do allergies, I hope you feel better soon, and empathize! You are in prayer! Also: tell Impus Minor that he's cool and it was awesome to see him post!

Darn you a new pair of (hopefully quite comfortable)* socks, NobodysHome! Clearly, this illness that has wracked my head, lungs, and nose is all your fault! You and your icky illness germs and interaction with me are clearly the source of my infection, and definitely nothing that I ran into at the SWC or that I picked up from my own child, and most definitely not just because I'm not healthy, that's for sure! After all, I must needs blame someone other than myself, as this is the internet, and you are clearly a greed-fueled soul what with your forceful jacking up of rent rates for others! >:I

I hope you feel all better soon! Being sick, sucks (as I well know, right now, much less this year), and I'm not entirely sure how - or why - your family ousted you from anything. That sounds... um, how to put this politely... COMPLETELY FREAKIN' INSA-, uh, I mean... "not pleasant" of them, to say the least. I will keep them in my prayers (at least as I recall to), as well as you for your continuing recovery!

* Well, I hope someone darns you a new pair of socks. I won't, because, knowing you, you'd feel compelled to either lie and tell me they're great, really lie and force yourself to wear them (which would not end well for... anyone, really, and probably especially not your feet), or quietly hide them and panic every time I come over** as you attempt to be super-polite. 'Cause I don't know how to darn anything, really.
** As you have all zero times, so far!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Kileanna wrote:

And that's how you say to a person how wrong she is making it look like a compliment xD

At least one of the things you said about me is right. The other two are subjective xD

chills bottle of champagne maybe we could determine which one is correct, say..over a big pot of paella, no?

waffles eyebrows, looks around for international adapter for black manliness to avoid any voltage issues

** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

I'm always up for some seafood paella! ;-D

Shouldn't it be red wine instead of champagne, though? More thematic, I guess.


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And while I haven't encountered the ex in twelve and a half years, I would feel confident in saying she's not the "LuLu fan" sort. That symptom of mindset could have been a contributing factor to the dissolution of our legal entanglement, among others.

Suffice it to say: I don't think you would have liked her.

But to give credit where it is due: she could cook. :D


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captain yesterday wrote:
Nobodyshome's journey through Tacticslion's darker side..

HAH!

... but no, that's just wrong. After all, physics doesn't work like that!

Freehold DM wrote:

I cannot find it, but I thought his darker side was the Simpson episode where Ned Flanders got a rude houseguest, so he, obligated to give all his guests a drink even those who were uninvited, intentionally gave him a beer that was mostly head.

In fact, I think tacticslion is just ned flanders wearing a final fantasy tactics shirt. Probably under the green sweater.

Where he got the shirt, I have no idea.

This reminded my wife of a true story (really happened) back when I worked at B&N in Miracle Mile, Miami. So I will now bore you with it!

A customer came into the store and was right ticked about... something. I don't know - I was just the head cashier, and had dealt with, like, twelve people in a row (all the cash registers were running, I wasn't alone, it was just buys time), so was feeling a tiny bit dazed, and there were others behind that person, so I was trying to do things quickly. Basically, I was caught be surprise by their bad attitude.

Before I had registered how ticked off they were, as I was cleaning up (moving excess bags, and such) while welcoming, I noted our membership card and started to ask if they wanted; they cut me off, but that's fine, it happens, so I dropped it and quickly rang up their stuff. I asked if they'd found everything they were looking for* (as I do all the customers), and, again, they were mildly curt.

* Oh, man, that phrase. "Did you find everything you came looking for?" was such an inherent part of my every-day vernacular that once when I was on the Turnpike, I rolled up to a toll booth, put down my window, looked the lady in the eye, and said, "Did you find everything you came looking for today?" She blinked at me, cocked her head to the side, and said (very appropriately), "Uh... what?" I, suddenly realizing what I'd done, said, "Uh, nevermind!" threw some money at her, and rolled up my window so we could hopefully both forget that ever happened. I haven't... >.>

And here's where it gets weird.

As I finished the transaction, I said, "Have a nice day!" as I do to literally all the customers.

The customer exploded at me.

"HOW *DARE* YOU TELL *ME* TO HAVE A GOOD DAY, YOU- <long series of expletives deleted, plus a loooooooot more ranting and other sentences that weren't really comprehensible>."

So I stood there enduring their tirade, exceedingly confused for a bit about what, exactly, was happening, and they ended with, "And NEVER tell ME to have a nice. Day.!"

I blinked, and, uncertain what else to do, shrugged and said, "Uh, I guess, have a mediocre day?"

And, you know, in retrospect, I can see exactly how that seemed like snark. I really, really can. It, uh... it wasn't, though. I just wanted to wish said person the best day I could, when I couldn't wish them a good or pleasant or nice day (all things said individual explicitly objected to in rather... hm... excessive detail). So "mediocre" was the only word that came to mind - it wasn't "nice" or "good" or "pleasant" or any such thing, and it just kind of seemed to fit what they were aiming for. Of course, in retrospect, I should have just remained silent. But habitual "always interact" kicked in, and I was already dazed (as noted), and it just kind of happened so fast, that I tried to give them what was, in fact, the best that I could under the constraints they placed.

Well, of course, insert explosion number two. This one lasted a while, and the person only left when a manager came striding threateningly toward the front, as the person continued to holler at me (and noting lots of mutually impossible things about my family, personal habits, and ethnic and/or cultural heritage - all of which were often miss-guessed anyway), and they left.

The very next person in line was super-nice and extremely apologetic about having had to share space with the previous customer, noted I did nothing wrong, and encouraged me to ask every single question, and go through my whole deal. So I went through my whole deal.

A few days later, I was called into my manager's office (though not before one of my fellow coworkers - the person who was doing a register next to me at the time - went to bat hard for me, explaining that I'd done nothing wrong, and the one character was insane) for a technical-reprimand; see, they'd received an angry email...

Either way, I've never had a boss struggle so much with not laughing at a reprimand.

"You can't, *snort* look: you *heh* can't tell a person *snerk* to... hehehe... have a mediocre day. *Phssht! Wwwwhhhhhhh!* Okay? Just - heehee - just don't do that again... *cough*"

Quotes are "closest I can get, ten years later" - there are probably some differences with reality, but this is pretty close.

Anyway, so... that, I guess, is my long, boring story-time of the weirdest and craziest customer I've ever had.

(Do note, however, I wasn't always so non-aggressive: when I was about to move I had a guy super-ticked that I didn't remember him, and how dare I offer him a membership again, and I was scum for not recalling his face, so he'd never shop here again, just because of me, and I fired back that he should feel free, as I wasn't going to be here anymore.)

EDIT: fixed a bold coding


^^That story^^ probably doesn't help make my case, here, but, for the record, I can really get cheesed off, sometimes, and can (and could, especially in my youth) be a stupid and arrogant hot-headed so-and-so with temper-control issues.


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We're all only Human, TL. The only time I use "really harsh" language is when I'm "this close" to using violence.


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Barrow-worm, an undead-eating worm-dragon.


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Tacticslion wrote:
...lots of stuff...

My favorite discipline story was when we sprayed the infamous prankster P.E. teacher with whipped cream, only to learn that he had NO sense of humor when the prank was pointed at him.

The vice principal was laughing so hard while writing out our suspensions that no one involved (not us, nor our parents, nor anyone else we showed the slip to) had any idea what we were being reprimanded for, nor for how long.


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Nnnnnooooooooooo~! I missed a super-cool dude!

:O


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
Happy Necromancy Day!

Happy Easter!

(True Resurrection - and all the "raise the dead" spells - should totally be classified as "Necromancy"...)


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Tacticslion wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:
Happy Necromancy Day!

Happy Easter!

(True Resurrection - and all the "raise the dead" spells - should totally be classified as "Necromancy"...)

Don't get me started on the mess that healing magic is in D&D and related games...

Silver Crusade

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Drejk wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:
Happy Necromancy Day!

Happy Easter!

(True Resurrection - and all the "raise the dead" spells - should totally be classified as "Necromancy"...)

Don't get me started on the mess that healing magic is in D&D and related games...

Seconded -_-

Silver Crusade

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Freehold DM wrote:
Cap'n Siskel, FaWtLy Critic wrote:

Yes, that sounds right.

Well, back to the drawing board with that alias.

Any other ones you want to poke holes in.

glares at everyone.

I'm kidding of course, my aliases by design are filled with more plotholes then Firefly, which is riddled with them.

those aren't plot holes, they are the fingerprints of whedon when he lifted the storylines from outlaw star.

If there had been catgirls in Firefly I might have watched it.


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Tacticslion wrote:
(True Resurrection - and all the "raise the dead" spells - should totally be classified as "Necromancy"...)
Drejk wrote:
Don't get me started on the mess that healing magic categorization and spell-schools is in D&D and related games...
Rysky wrote:
Seconded -_-

I helped the conversation!


Rysky wrote:
If there had been catgirls in Firefly I might have watched it.

Real-talk: I think cat-girls are... okay? I guess?

I mean... there really isn't anything specific to the "cat" part that is appealing. Basically, the appealing part is the "girl" part, and the "cat" part makes it an "exotic other" - but that has no real bearing on its ultimate desirability, as it could easily be replaced by, say, alternate skin colors (with fewer physical questions), elf ears, or pretty much whatever else gives the "appealing plus exotic" concept.

"Cat" just seems to be popular, for some reason.


Man, I sound a lot peppier on the forums than I do in real life (in which I am hunched over, dazing out most of the time, and have half-lidded eyes; also coughs and sneezes and mild fever). Go figure!


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

I entirely do not understand people suffering from allergies and/or sickness (especially both at the same time) and find your lack of immediately gratifying my desire for updates to be entitled unacceptable.

I.e. sick sucks, so do allergies, I hope you feel better soon, and empathize! You are in prayer! Also: tell Impus Minor that he's cool and it was awesome to see him post!

Darn you a new pair of (hopefully quite comfortable)* socks, NobodysHome! Clearly, this illness that has wracked my head, lungs, and nose is all your fault! You and your icky illness germs and interaction with me are clearly the source of my infection, and definitely nothing that I ran into at the SWC or that I picked up from my own child, and most definitely not just because I'm not healthy, that's for sure! After all, I must needs blame someone other than myself, as this is the internet, and you are clearly a greed-fueled soul what with your forceful jacking up of rent rates for others! >:I

I hope you feel all better soon! Being sick, sucks (as I well know, right now, much less this year), and I'm not entirely sure how - or why - your family ousted you from anything. That sounds... um, how to put this politely... COMPLETELY FREAKIN' INSA-, uh, I mean... "not pleasant" of them, to say the least. I will keep them in my prayers (at least as I recall to), as well as you for your continuing recovery!

* Well, I hope someone darns you a new pair of socks. I won't, because, knowing you, you'd feel compelled to either lie and tell me they're great, really lie and force yourself to wear them (which would not end well for... anyone, really, and probably especially not your feet), or quietly hide them and panic every time I come over** as you attempt to be super-polite. 'Cause I don't know how to darn anything, really.
** As you have all zero times, so far!

But... but you can't darn someone a new pair of socks! You just can't! You can weave socks or crochet then (not recommended due to lack of stretchiness) or preferably knit them! But darning is a mending technique. You use it to repair socks. (Or other knitted garments)

End of today's semi-interesting facts about textiles that almost certainly are of minimal interest to people who aren't me. :P


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Ahah! You would be correct, except, perhaps, if a new pair of socks were intentionally rent, only so that someone could darn them, while they are still new!!!

Didn't think about that one, didja, highly intelligent person who knows more than I do on this topic?!

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