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An unfortunate case of biomagnification that, Grondy. Often these chemicals turn up in the least expected of places because they have worked their way up the food chain, becoming more concentated each level of it they move up. Being pretty much the top preditor on this planet, it can cause serious problems for us if we are not careful.

My gripe today... Hayfever.

I feel bad even griping about it, because unlike many of the illnesses many people have to put up with, it's not going to really harm me in the long run, or cause me too much pain etc. Days like today, however, really bring me down. With a throat feeling as though I've swallowed a bunch of nettles, a nose that won't stop leaking, sneezes that almost made me drive my car off the road, and eyes that feel as though they have sand in them... I just feel really run down. Very Sad Smilie

Okay, these are just similar symptoms to a common cold, but they really make me dislike summer. Sorry to put such a downer on it now that summer's finally here, but I cannot wait for Autumn.
Funny Val, I am also having hayfever right now and it's a nuisance, especially when it forces you to sleep with the open mouth! But as I just get rid of much more graver and annoying problems l really do not mind it at alll!
There are many other reasons to dislike summer: excessive heat, midges and mosquitoes... But it's so fantastic to have long days with the Sun shining during 16 hours!!!
As for tomcats killing kittens, this sort of infanticide is, alas, very common in the animal world. When a new male lion takes over a pride of lionesses he kills all pups because they are the offspring of his predecessor. Even humans behave like that, in some cultures, or used to behave, until very recently. In many animal species mothers kill their offspring as well, and siblings compete ruthlessly and also may kill each other, often when still very young.
Yes, this is a cruel world. But this does not imply that there is no ligiht, no hope, no love, no self-denial... And even if we know that such cruel things are common, we still have right to feel sad about them...

[Edited on 12/6/2003 by Eryan]
I have lots of things are that are going on,but I am only going to name ones that I dont find to personal.
1.Gregory Peck died today Very Sad Smilie
2.The ppl in Iraq are stilllllllllll complaining about the Americans going over there and taking matters into there own hands!!!! That about made me go Micheal Jackson crazy!
3.My Grandma had breast cancer in both sides,she had surgery and now has no breasts
4.Gaw, we have so much work.
5.My mom doesnt show any signs that she loves me.

I have a friend who always is complaining about these little petty things that even she knows are sooo immature to care about and then she takes out all her anger out on me and makes me feal worse then I do already;thus giving me grief. Not only that she gets on me about not having a boy-friend or ever dating. She trashs my brother who is the most nicest boy.
~LadyFeawen~
btw, I feal so much better now.
That's sad Ringfacwen; however, she was obviously been using you or else she would have been more forthcoming with a legitimate explanation. Obviously she has been operating on the edge for some time and there is no reason to think things were going to turn around with the business in the near future.

The only thing you did by not giving your two weeks notice was to lose any chance of a good reference for future placement in a comparable job. Sounds like you weren't thinking of staying with that type of job anyway, so maybe you haven't lost anything.

Did the check bounce? That is the next thing to worry about. Sorry, you didn't want to have that worry, but there it is. So be careful how you spend the money, for your bank may want it back.

D@mn! Life can be so unfairly cruel at times.
I hope you manage to find yourself somewhere soon Rinfacwen. Between being a fisherman and starting the job I currently do, I worked for a couple of places that treated me in a similar manner to the one which you described. Both times it was, as Grondy described, a case of them living on the brink of financial ruin, but lying to the workers about late paychecks in order to keep a workforce working for as long as possible, in the hope of pulling themselves out of the mire.

In both cases I got out rather than being dragged down with them. Unlike you, however, I felt no guilt about doing so. Your responsibility is to work for them, but likewise it is their responsibility to pay you your wages (on time). I'm no expert on contactual law, but in my own personal code of honour, once a firm starts messing about with my wages, they lose all loyalty I have for them.

I hope everything works out fine for you.
If the cheque does bounce, type up a letter informing her of debt collection of goods up to the value of your owed money. Go in with your family and friends. Give her the letter and demand cash up front and tell her you'll wait whilst she goes and getts it. If she refuses, take all the computers and monitors for one and a half times your pay as you won't get full whack and go and sell them down the pub or porn them.
Failing that wait one night and break all her fingers on her writing hand, she will think twice about bouncing a cheque again.
I wish we had the same laws as France on bouncing cheques. If you bounce a cheque over there, you are not allowed a cheque book for five years, so nobody does it.
That sounds awful Ring. Having no experience with bouncing checks or employed work, I can't really give you useful advice, but I sincerely hope you sort out the trouble, get what you've earned, and find another job you like.
Feawen, I feel very sorry for you. I hope you friend has realized how mean she is being to you. If she is still making you miserable, you might want to give her a hint.
I only have one trivial brood today. That is: my grandmother gave me 7 golden bracelets. The day she died, three weeks ago, I took one around in my pocket. But at lunch I couldn't find it, I'd lost it. It was just a really stupid thing to do. I still can't realize that Granny is gone, but I can realize that bracelet is gone, and I've asked at some hotels and things but no one's turned it in. It's been three weeks so it's too late to post a sign. I'm getting the suspcion that some tourist (we've got a lot of those this time of year) has taken it with them. And they probably wouldn't turn it in, it is semi-valuable. It's just really stupid of me.
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I only have one trivial brood today. That is: my grandmother gave me 7 golden bracelets. The day she died, three weeks ago, I took one around in my pocket. But at lunch I couldn't find it, I'd lost it. It was just a really stupid thing to do. I still can't realize that Granny is gone, but I can realize that bracelet is gone, and I've asked at some hotels and things but no one's turned it in. It's been three weeks so it's too late to post a sign. I'm getting the suspcion that some tourist (we've got a lot of those this time of year) has taken it with them. And they probably wouldn't turn it in, it is semi-valuable. It's just really stupid of me.


One time for show and tell I brought in my grandpa's ocarina, which he had hand made especially for me, and I dropped it. Since I was young, I thought I'd piece the clay shards together with Elmer's Glue and made it worse. Later that month he died, and I never got the chance to tell him I broke it and I was sorry... but that was almost 2 years ago. Today my only brood is that I'm so completely bored plus our a/c broke and it's about 85°F here and we have no fans and no breeze. Sad Smilie

[Editat el 24/6/2003 per Andrea]
My brood is that it is getting down to 4 deg C. tonight. Dragged out all the extra blankets and my back-up oil heater. Brrrrrrrr! Fat Santa Smilie

Excuse me for a minute while I go out and put a box with an old rag in it for next-door's cat. They never let the poor old timer inside! Must be tough on his old bones. Very Sad Smilie
Poor kitty... Sad Smilie Good thing he has Allyssa to look after him.
Trade you places Allyssa! I'd rather be cold than burning in this morbid place! Then you can have my stinking dog and I can have your neighbors cat!
A cat has fur, he will be ok. Especially at 4 degree's, that now't. Amarie's cat is ok and they have snow quite a lot of the time!
I'm sorry about the cat. Sad Smilie

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Trade you places Allyssa! I'd rather be cold than burning in this morbid place!


Yes so would I! I hate this heat!
Celeb, I am so sorry, about the kittens. I understand completely. I would have been horrified as well. I know that people say tom cats will eat kittens, but I have never seen it. My tom, brought me 4 kittens to take care of that were starving. I had never heard of that before. I was just amazed.

Amarie, yes your story about your Rent-a-Cat was very cute.

Allyssa that is so sad about Copper, I would have cried all the way home.

Grondy, it is sad that Smokey had to get a poisoned mouse. Losing animals can really be hearbreaking at times. At least they figured out what happened and changed it, so it won't happen again.

LadyFeawen, I hope your grandmother is doing better. Please let us know how she is fairing after the surgery. I hope you are dealing with it ok, too.

Val and Eryan I am sorry to hear about your hayfever. Yes it is very annoying and does put a damper on the summer season. I hope you can find something to lesson the effects of it soon, other than waiting for Autumn to come around. "sneezes that almost made me drive my car off the road," That is something that has always scared me. I have almost had a wreck because of that, and my Robbie was in the car with me. I was so shook up that I had to pull over to calm down. I just kept thinking that I had to get home and make sure that Robbie was ok.

Ringfacwen, did you ever get another job, has your old one ever paid you? What happened? I was very sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope it all works out for you.

Sam, we have all done things like what you did with the bracelett. I am very sorry that you lost it. I lost a necklace that my grandfather gave me and I cried for days over it. I also broke a necklace that my grandmother gave me. It was my great great grandmothers, and though not real valuable it was still a keepsake. I still have it and all the pieces of it in a baggy in jewelery box. I keep saying some day that I am going to take it somewhere, and try to get it fixed.

Andrea, I hope your family is able to get your airconditioner fixed soon. That has to be miserable.

Allyssa, I wish it were cold here. It is easier to add clothing and blankets to warm up, but you can only take off so many clothes with out getting arrested trying to cool off. Thank goodness our air conditioner is working properly. Your next door neighbor's cat is lucky that you are such a nice person. That is how we got our Lucky Cat, Our neighbors did not take care of him, and then moved off and just left him to fend for himself. (This is also the same cat that broght me the kittens I mentioned earlier.)

My brood, is that I have not been feeling well, most of this week, and in addition to my normal complaints, I had a migraine headache that lasted from sunday to wednesday. and even a bit yesterday.

Also on sunday one of our hamsters died. I was very upset over that. But I think she was just getting old, she was sick. Her mate died earlier this year. But on the positive note, we still have one baby, and Kezzie is doing great. She is even bigger than her mother was.

I've been away for soo long from this thread, and now almost all I read are sad stories. Very Sad Smilie Sad Smilie Very Sad Smilie Very Sad Smilie Very Sad Smilie

I didn't read them all, it would depress me too much, but I feel for all of you.

Mellie: my exams went rather well, I only have to re-sit three so I think I'll be able to make it through to the next year. Smile Smilie

I have two current broods:

1. My brother called me a miser for not calling him to tell him about my results. My mom tried to call him straight after she heard the results from me, but his phone was switched off. She left a postBody and called me to say she left a postBody. (God Tongue Smilie ) I called my other two brothers, who had their phones switched on, thank god, and told them. Then I tried to call my other brother again (I tried 5 times, with about an hour in between tries) but I never was able to reach him. Then I got a postBody from him to congratulate me on the result, so apparently he had heard my mother's postBody. I wanted to call him, phone switched off again. So I send him a postBody back, saying I tried to call him but couldn't, and said I'd call the next day. I tried again from home 5 times yesterday, but he didn't answer the phone. Then yesterday evening I get this postBody from him, calling me a miser and accusing me of neglecting him, saying I didn't like him because I did call my other two brothers etc. And now I'm too bloody hart-headed to call him back.

2. All during the exam period we had the finest weather, with lots of sun and temperatures never under 20° C, we even had periods of 30° C and more. Now, the exams are over, we had one lovely weekend (with again 30° C), and then it starts raining (of course). We had rain all week long now and it looks like rain again for the rest of the week. Why??? Tongue Smilie
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Then yesterday evening I get this postBody from him, calling me a miser and accusing me of neglecting him, saying I didn't like him because I did call my other two brothers etc. And now I'm too bloody hart-headed to call him back.
Tommi, don't try to get even, do this: Write your brother a letter explaining to him the number of times you tried to call him just like you wrote here. Tell him you're miffed (pissed and driving off in a 2003 Model Huff) for his calling you a miser when it was he that turned his phone off to save battery money. Hang the guilt trip on him, with a 'big grin' smilieElf With a Big Grin Smilieto let him know you still love him. That ought to work, unless of course he is a complete jerk, in which case you already knew that, and can write it off as just another case of his proving it and accept him for what he is, your brother. Happy Elf Smilie

Oh, and congrats on the exams that you succesfully passed; do we assume Russian is one you have to resit or did you surprise yourself?
Lol! Thanks for the advice Grondy! But he's coming here in an hour, so I think I'll just smile at him and then ignore him point blank. Animated Wink Smilie

I have to resit two parts of Russian, and Economics. Orc Going Huh Smilie Don't ask what went wrong there, I don't know either. Tongue Smilie
For all you Denethors who think you are suffering from stress: Here is a link to a site where you can determine whether or not you are.

http://webpages.charter.net/hkirtley/stress

Wiggle Smilie

[Edited on 10/7/2003 by Grondmaster]
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For all you Denethors who think you are suffering from stress: Here is a link to a site where you can determine whether or not you are
Thanks for that link Grondy. I was beginning to worry that the stress of this new job and working 18 hrs a day this week was getting to me. I can happily say that as both pictures appeared the same, I am officially okay to carry on.
I did the test and... well, I will say no more!
Woah, maybe I should be taking things a little easier! Tongue Smilie
I lol Or maybe I should do something about my glasses? Orc Going Huh Smilie

I keep seeing the wrong picture! Tongue Smilie Is it me, or what?

[Edited on 18/7/2003 by TomBombadillo]
I do like that link.

My brrod is the new office manager or Meekon as she should be called. She has been here two months now, yet asks me for a job to do, use your bleeding initative. She has about five fag breaks an hour and sit on my arse and do nothing breaks between them. She keeps dowloading crap on to the computer's she is using resulting in me having to fix them. She's a hypocondriact and some one who use every working law to her advantage. we've had a heat wave so she was trying to get us all go home (the country can't come to a stand still because of the heat it only makes our life more diffucult as we'd have to catch up on work). Last night I had it out with her and I'm seriously thinking of leaving my job (which is a job I love). I went home last mnight and got so drunk I passed out. Why isn't euthanasia legal, I'd quite happily put her out of her missery!
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It's kind of late, and your paragraph is extremely long, so instead of reading it, I am going to ask you if you could just tell me what the main idea of this thread is.
One. To air your moans and groans.

Two. To read other people's moans and groans, and then either have a good laugh at their expense or be sympathetic.

Basically a problem shared is a problem halved. This thread is just somewhere where you can blow off a bit of steam, and probably by reading other people's problems, realise your own are not quite so bad after all.
I like the idea of the brooding club, I always feel better after moaning about my troubles and all.
Here gos nothin:
How about when you have to barrow money from your best friend caz you need clothes?
Or when you work really hard & make over a 100$ and the person says he'll pay you but hasent yet and so you want to grobble at his feet and tell him to pass it over(which makes me feel very bad)?
Or like when you u use to have a best friend but now all you can do is argue with her? Sad Smilie
Or boys? I mean there all around and im just too shy to talk to the ones I have known since I was a baby(or since I was 5)Or like when a member runs off from PT caz not everyone agrees with them over Harry Potter?! Give me a break! If I was to act that way at any site I would been gone in 5 minutes & never coming back, & its too bad that someone can be so immature in difficult situations
Shaking Head Smilie
Well sorry for the rambling most of it probaly didn't make a lick of sense to ya'all....
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Or when your little bro. get's you temporarily banned from your favorite forum!!

Im sorry that happen'd to you Anilorak,*huggs*.Well your back and thats what matters Smile Smilie .

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Lady F, I hate it too when people have the indecency not to pay you back after they promised they would.

Smile Smilie Oh theres nothing a little bit of my whimpering can't do. Wink Smilie
I think I forgot to tell you all. I now no longer have a caution and therefore have never been cautioned. I beat the scumbag police, woo hoo! I love it when the small guy wins Big Smile Smilie.
My most recent brood happened last night. Mad Smilie
My friends, Cathy, Leah, Jenny and I decided to have a little "camp-out" on Jenny's lawn.
We went to Cathy's to get her pillow and and jammies and such. As we were walking back to Jenny's our friends (well Jenny and Cathy's friends, Leah and I hate Very Evil Smilie them) decided to have a few laughs and shoot BB and paintball guns at us.
After Leah and Cathy were hit by BB's, and Jenny's blanket was covered in yellow paint, it was no longer funny. We were p*ssed. And my neighborhood is huge, it's not just a few blocks away from Cathy's to Jenny's. It's a good quarter mile. So Angry Smilie
Derick, the neighborhood tough guy happened to be riding by on his dirt bike. We asked him if he'd walk us the rest of the way to Jenny's because we figured they wouldn't shoot at us if he was around. We made it to the end of her block, when one of them shot Derick with a paintball and covered him in green paint. Now he was p*ssed too. Paranoid Smilie
He finds the 3 guys that were shooting at us, and goes over to them. He yells at them, "why are you shooting at defenseless girls, you think you're so tough..." and other things like that. Before we knew what was happening, there was a brawl in the middle of the street. So Angry Smilie
Me, being the idiot I am, run over and try and break it up. It works for the time being, until one of the boy's mom comes over. Jenny's mom and this kid's mom live right next door to each other and are best friends. Now they're fighting, everyone is yelling and screaming, and I'm about ready to leave and go home.
Some one calls the police. They show up, I relate the story to them, and now the 3 boys are very mad that we just got them in trouble.
Finally it all dies down, and everyone goes back to there homes, and Cathy, Leah, Jenny and I set up the tent.
Later that night we hear a bang. For about half an hour we hear little rocks being thrown at our tent, and finally we hear feet. I'm mad. I want to hurt someone now. I get up and I go walk around the tent and yard looking for someone. Jenny's brother comes out and sits out front of the tent, and decides to keep a look out on us. So Angry Smilie
Some idiot throws a rock at his head. Now he's mad. The girls and I are getting our stuff together, ready to go inside.
As I'm in the tent getting the drinks and food, some idiot shoots a BB at me. I have a welt on my shoulder about the size of a dime now.
Suddenly, the street light is shot out. Since no one has a porchlight on, we're in the dark with no protection with idiots shooting BB's and paintballs at us. O, and the rocks, let's not forget the rocks.
We go inside, lock the doors and windows, and try to get to sleep. When we wake up in the morning, Jenny's yard is covered in paint and the tent has a hole in it from where they shot a BB at me. Angry Elf Smilie
We call the police (again) and relate the story to them. After they're done with me, they drive me home even though it was only 5 blocks away.
Now I'm at my aunt's because my mom didn't want me there, even though the guys were taken in.
There are no words to say how mad I am right now... OOO, if I ever see them again..... Lighening Smilie Bad! Smilie
Sorry for the long post, but I had to get it out.
Andrea, thats horrible. Im so sorry that happen'd,they must be real butt-holes.
Our wonderful cat died today, his name was Olly i.e Zatowechie(I think thats the correct way to spell it.).

[Edited on 29/7/2003 by LadyFeawen]
I'm sorry the local crowd can't have fun without causing damage and winding you up Andrea, last night was a bummer and it had great possibilites.

Also sorry to hear about the passing of Olly; wonderful cats are hard to replace, remember him kindly.
Thanks for the kind words,Grondy,I won't forget him.I miss him dearly Sad Smilie

Some of my complaints are of political nature,so I will not mention them.
But today my friend lashed out at me for I tell you no reason at all,I did not even say anything to her,she ended up calling me a name that was vile & shocking Sad Smilie Its obviouse we are not going to be friends anymore.
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Sad Smilie Its obviouse we are not going to be friends anymore.
Your friend may have been experiencing a little more stress than usual LadyFeawen, give her a day or two to get over it. Then, if she won't explain what the problem is and remains a ****head, you can chuck her. Cut her some slack, giver her a little more rope, before you hang her, else you may be losing what could have been a lifelong friendship.

Of course, this is just my humble opinion and I wasn't there, nor do I really know either of you. I just remember when I was a teenager, I never could get the hang of Thursdays and used to fly off the handle at my best friend on that particular day of the week for no reason other that the world seemed to be against me. Next day I was fine and all was forgiven.
Thanks for the good advice Grondry Smile Smilie
Well,well,well,she called me today and said she was really sorry and that she knew she did not have a reason to be mad at me. I gave her some slack,being shes just 11 and I know how those stupid emotions feel,I said no worries,and also mentioned that I have never been a saint myself,we had a good laugh over that. I suppose it was me that was the one being dum.
I'm glad you and your friend made up LadyF, and I'm sorry about your cat Olly. I bet he was a really great cat and would thank you for the wonderful time you gave him when he was here.
I shouldn't really gripe about moving to my new house, particularly as for the past three months I've been waiting for the contract to be finalised. Now it's finally upon me though, I'm sat here in my bare bedroom feeling very reluctant to pull the PC plug from the wall. Most my other stuff is now strewn in chaos at my new place, but I'm finding it hard to say goodbye to Broadband.

Where I'm moving to has barely any chance of ever seeing it, and having had it for the past eight months, I know I'm really going to miss it. Oh well, better to have loved and lost, so they say.

See you all soon when I've waved goodbye to on-line gaming and downloading movies during the night. Oh well, it must be done I suppose...... Sad Smilie

Bye for now........... Sad Smilie
Hey Val!
Does this mean we won't see you at PT anymore? Will we be able to reach you by e-mail or some other mean?
I hope we can stay in touch, 'cos I will certainly miss you!
Sad Smilie Very Sad Smilie Got The Blues Smilie Pixie Smilie Very Sad Smilie
I wish you the best of luck in your new house. Make it a place to come home too.
Yes, Val will still be here and you will be able to maintain communication with him; however, he like me have become spoiled by broadband where you don't have to wait five minutes for each Webpage to download. Now that he will no longer have that luxury, he probably won't be reading each and every new posting daily, having to take time out for work and to brush his teeth.
I'm back, but this dial-up really hurts. I've had to go back to my old PC too as the new one only had a ASDL modem. I tried to instal a BT Openworld package earlier to get free access, but the account number they sent me earlier is wrong (it's supposed to have two letters in front of eight digits, but mine is missing the two letters.)

I'm pretty much moved in now, in that I've a bed to sleep in and my PCs are linked to the wall. Everything else is scattered through the house in carboard boxes where it'll have to stay until I get back from holiday. Catch you all later.
Here is one to make you feel better in comparison, maybe. Shocked Elf Smilie

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You're having a bad day?

Next time you have a bad day at work...think of this guy. Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs. Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to radio station 103.2 on your FM dial in Ft Wayne, Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won.

Hi Sue,
Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother. Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you've been feeling down lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realize it's not so bad after all. Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a few technicalities of my job. As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to the office.

It's a wetsuit.This time of year the water is quite cool. So what we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial water heater. This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea. It heats it to a delightful temperature. It then pumps it down to the diver through a garden hose, which is taped to the air hose.

Now this sounds like a darn good plan, and I've used it several times with no complaints.! What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wetsuit. This floods my whole suit with warm water. It's like working in a Jacuzzi.

Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my butt started to itch. So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse. Within a few seconds my butt started to burn. I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was done. In agony I realized what had happened. The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit. Now since I don't have any hair on my back, the jellyfish couldn't stick to it. However, the crack of my butt was not
as fortunate. When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into the crack of my butt.

I informed the supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five other divers, were all laughing hysterically.

Needless to say I aborted the dive. I was instructed to make three agonizing in-water decompression stops totaling thirty five minutes before I could reach the surface to begin my chamber dry decompression.

When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass helmet. As I climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my butt as soon as I got in the chamber. The cream put the fire out, but I couldn't poop for two days because my butt was swollen shut.

signed Rob

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So, next time you're having a bad day at work, think about how much worse it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved in your drawers. Now repeat to yourself, "I love my job, I love my job, I love my job..."
Jumping Flame Smilie
OMG Grondy!Thats so terrible!I have NOTHING to complain about now!
I was up my loft this morning, postThreadIDying bits up ready to convert it into a room for my son. Off to one side, where I intend building a sleeping space in an alcove, there's a load of copper piping and an old water tank. As the place has been converted to a system where a boiler instantly heats the water, all of the old water system is redundant.

Anyway, there's me carefully cutting out old copper piping, taking care to check each one really is redundant before I touch it, when at the back, I came across the blanked off mains pipe. No problem, I thought, leave it well alone and I'll be okay. Anyway I cut out every pipe except for that one, which I knew to leave well alone, and then temptation got the better of me.

Because it appeared to be stuck up in a vulnerable position, and not wanting to risk damaging it when I begin laying down flooring, I decided to gently see if I could lay it between two beams. It was the classic excuse you hear from every kid.... Honestly, I only just touched it and it came off in my hand.

Except in this case it really did. There's me holding a meter long section of piping thats snapped off from a gate valve, being sprayed by a ton of water. Lighening Smilie

I quickly rushed to the gate valve, getting soaked in the process, and what happened? I'd just got the water flow to a dribble when the gate valve snapped off too. Very Sad Smilie

I then had to rush downstairs before I totally flooded my loft, and switch it off on the main stop cock. Fortunately, I had searched around to find it just after moving in, otherwise the damage could have been a lot worse.

What a pain. I was only going to spend an hour up there before spending my day off here. Instead of that, I had to drive into town and buy a compression joint to seal it off with, and then drive to the boat to borrow a spanner large enough to fit the nut. By the time I had fixed the pipe, soaked up the water, and returned the spanner, it was tea time.

What a day.
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"It's times like these, standing knee deep in water, with a busted-off pipe in one hand and a broken shut-off valve in the other, that I wish I'd listened to what my mother told me."

"Why, what did she tell you?"

"I don't know; I didn't listen."

- Paraphased from Val and Douglas Adams
Ah, another of the joys of home ownership Val; sorry, for your problem.

It reminds me of the afternoon I had to make three separate trips to the hardware store to fix a leaky toilet flush & filler valve that fell apart in stages as I tried to repair it. Some days when it rains it pours.
Sorry to hear that Val. Sad Smilie
That sounds pretty ugly, yes. Sorry Val.

Now that my exams are over I don't have much to brood over. I just hope they went well. Big Smile Smilie
Grrrr.. I'm getting really frustrated with my server, or whatever is causing the lag I'm experiencing at the moment. For a while now I've been having to click the icons on this site multiple times to get any thread to open, but it's taking the biscuit now. I got to the stage where I was actually counting just how many clicks it was taking to get anything to respond.... My record so far... 83 (and that's not going mad trying to pound my mouse into the table, but just a steady click every few seconds).

When you consider how many threads you open here, and then click to reply to, and then click to return to whatever section you were in etc... It becomes very frustrating.

How I weep for my broadband Sad Smilie
I have just been crying for half an hour because I (once again) watched the movie "Philadelpia". It's about a homosexual lawyer, who gets aids and gets fired because of that. He sues them and while he's struggling with his lawsuit he's also struggling for his life and against all the discriminations. I think it is so horrible that these people acctually exists in real life. Very Sad Smilie

Noone should ever have to be discriminated. Sadly discriminations exists and that is how the world we live in look like today. But we can all do our little share in helping and making it a better world. I try to make one good deed every day, even if ever so small. You don't have to do a good deed every day, sometimes the thought is just enough. It's mostly about helping people or just making people happy.

So ask yourselves: what can you do today?
I've just spent the last half an hour being told off by my friend,cause her crush just happend to give me a second look Sad Smilie I wish ppl with in-securitys could voice it in a kind manner,they would be heard and understood so much better.
Ouch LadyF... It does get annoying when people act like that.

I don't know if this can count as an official complaint, but for the past four days, I have had to take notes on 4 chapters for world history: my notes total up to over 50 pages! Tonight I spent about 4 1/2 hours completing *@#$%&* Chapter 4, and finally got onto PT at 8:11 PM in my time zone. I am SICK of all this history homework! How am I supposed to put time and effort into OTHER homework, huh??
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How am I supposed to put time and effort into OTHER homework, huh??
As H. Rickover, the father of the American nuclear submarine said:
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If you can't get it done working 24 hours a day, work nights!
Jumping Flame Smilie Sorry Arcormacolindóva, I just couldn't resist.

Seriously though, sometimes college professors use excessive homework to see who they can wash-out of a major academic field. Only those who are really interested will take the time to complete the required work. Back in the dark ages when I went to school the first year science and engineering students were thinned (culled) by two semesters of five hours of lecture plus two hours of lab each week in Physics for Scientists and Engineers.

I barely made it through and had to repeat one of them. We also had Calculus and Chemestry five days a week, plus an English, a Sociology or Humanities course, Engineering Drawing, an Engineering Lab, ROTC, and P.E. And everyone except P.E. and lab, assigned at least two hours of homework for every hour spent in class.

And now-a-days there is ever so much more to learn than there was when I went to school. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie And No!, I didn't have to ride a horse to school, but there was one morning when I walked my half-mile (1609 m.) to school when the temperature was 36° F below zero (minus 38° C). Snowman Smilie
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