Discussion in 'Free Range' started by kthom, May 7, 2015.

  1. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    R does most of the grocery shopping and also likes trying out different brands so if he gets a random kind of toilet paper, whatever, don’t care. Now if it is something specific and I go to the trouble of sending a picture and saying exactly where it is don’t tell me you couldn’t find it, HEB gives specific locations on their app and you can just freaking ask someone.
  2. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    J and I have these coversations a lot but the one that drives me batty is when I ask him to get my fruit for breakfast. We’ve had very specific conversations about how I eat 1 piece/serving of fruit with breakfast and not to buy too much because it goes bad and EVERY SINGLE TIME he buys fruit for a small army. Then has the audacity to bitch when it goes bad. If I know/think I’m going shopping I just write fruit on the list. When I know he’s shopping I try to list the specific fruit and quantity but he still buys more so I have to nag him to eat fruit or use it in meals.
  3. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Oh, while we are venting about men and grocery troubles, nothing pisses me off more than when J starts complaining I made too much food for dinner. Like ok, you plan and make dinner then. And I'm usually trying to make sure we have leftovers for lunches, so if you dont want me to make so much, then dont eat so much. Otherwise, I'm the one who goes hungry from eating less to make sure everyone else had enough.
  4. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    My personal fave is when I have to make the weekly menu and put a ton of thought into it each week only to get 0% assistance when I ask
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  5. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    @Apples&Oranges unless you’re frequently throwing out food that doesn’t get eaten I don’t see how this is an issue lol
  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Leftovers are my go-to budget lunch option.
  7. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    So I’m leaving tomorrow for the better part of a week (returning Friday). We went grocery shopping earlier and I cannot tell you how many times I said “I literally do not care at all, you’re going to eat it so you get whatever you want.” Every. Single. Thing. “What do you think?”
    I think this should take 30 minutes. You are a grown ass man, very capable of selecting groceries. Do it and let’s go.
  8. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Omg. When I was on my own this week I sure as hell didn't waste A's time making him shop for my groceries.
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  9. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    We take ownership of the new house tomorrow. Last week I called my insurance company to get a policy for the new house, inform them of when to end the policy on my condo and change my address for my car insurance. I waited on hold for over an hour and a half on three different days, each time having to give up.

    I went to their facebook page and it is full of people complaining about the wait times. I tried emailing them but have yet to hear anything back. I messaged them on facebook and was told the only way to get this done is over the phone. They said they would escalate my call and someone would get back to me in two business days, which should be today.

    In the middle of typing this out the hold music ended and my I could hear ringing instead. I almost fell out of my chair. But then the call was dropped instead.

    I may cut someone today
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  10. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    That is infuriating, ym. Do they have a twitter account where you can publicly shame them? Or is that what the Facebook page is used for?
  11. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    I'm on the facebook page and it is littered with angry comments from people who have also waited on hold.

    I'm also chatting with an agent on the webpage. She has told she can't help me because I am not logged in. The non-logged in version of the chat is for generic questions only. I pointed out to her that if I log in the chat feature magically goes away. She says it doesn't meant it isn't available but rather than all agents are busy. I point out that there doesn't seem to be any means of logging into a chat to wait for the next agent. She says that I just need to keep refreshing the page until it says the chat is available again.
  12. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    @yesmaster is there an easier way to cancel your policy effective X date and go with a different company?
  13. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    I have finally connected with an agent through the chat feature who says she can help me. She said it will take over an hour to do everything I need done via chat and encouraged me to call the 1-800 but I'm making her go through it all with me. Fingers crossed I don't get "disconnected"
  14. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Yeah I’d be canceling with this company and going through someone else for your new home. That is just ridiculous.
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  15. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I would look for a new company. If they treat you like this now, imagine if you have a claim.
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  16. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    P is normally great. Today I'm working until 6:00 and he was supposed to get the kids. Good thing I called him at 5:45 to remind him, I knew he would forget. His only saving grace is that he was cleaning up the house. I reminded him yesterday and this morning about the schedule change.
  17. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    D is a creature of habit. Interrupting the things he does on autopilot usually doesn’t go well. He’s smart and he keeps a tight calendar but the way his body has memorized his patterns is tough to disrupt, even with lots of reminders (like hanging a plastic bag on the doorknob to the garage or leaving something on his windshield). I don’t think I’ve ever been that consistent in my regimen to where it was an issue breaking it.

    When we watched Westworld, the hosts’ “loops” really spoke to him.
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  18. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    That sounds like me. I hate change or anything last minute, that disrupts what I already mentally prepared myself to do. If T calls me to run an errand for him while he’s at work and I already have my day laid out, it can be hard on me.
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  19. deet

    deet Chicken

    One of my oldest friends stopped following me on IG. TBH, we haven't seen each other in a long time. A lot of what we had in common has changed over the past couple of years - she got divorced & ex-husband had children, lives in some commune with other like-minded people that regular jobs and responsibilities = being a "slave" (I hate that word) to The Man, etc. But, all of that was fine, and I didn't think really changed much about our relationship, and I was very fully supportive of her during everything, and she was supportive of me -- came to my baby shower, would come by a few times when she was in the neighborhood.

    The last time I had a real conversation with her was when I was on maternity leave with M. I told her that I thought it was insane that I had gestated and birthed an entire baby without seeing her. She basically told me that the longer she'd gone without reaching out, the more anxious she got about it, and then mentioned offhandedly that she felt like we had "political differences." At the time, I didn't really realize how big of a deal this was to her - this comment -- because to my knowledge, she's never even voted in an election, expressed an affiliation, or ever taken an interest in politics. So, I kind of shrugged it off & I remember even telling her I didn't care if she loved Donald Trump, that we can learn to either not talk about it, or agree to disagree. I would never be disrespectful to her over the difference. She asked me to come to her birthday celebration in a few weeks, and that's how we ended the conversation.

    I noticed recently, more increasing likes of Donald Trump's posts, and then did some digging on other things she follows and she is down a rabbit hole -- insofar as to like memes about how the world needs more guns, not less, and how the Clinton's are responsible for Epstein's death & liking inflammatory memes about the girl in MS crying about her parents not coming home because they were detained/immigrants being a drain on the US. Oh, and also trying to arrange a meetup with one of the right-wingers page runners. The absolutely fucking bizarre thing is that she's probably one of the most mild-mannered, accepting people I've ever known. The only dot-connecting I can do is that she was in love with this crazy gun-toting MAGA guy last year, but I think they broke up this year.

    I am sure I posted some political thing she didn't like and unfollowed me so she didn't have to see them.

    I'm just upset, it doesn't matter, really. She has the right to unfollow what she doesn't want to see. Either this is some crazed phase of hers, or the political unrest of our time has brought out her true colors. And in that case, I'm not sure that it would be best to continue the friendship, even in its limited capacity (it has always ebbed and flowed). Even just talking about this manifesto with my husband and all the bullshit about "race mixing" and to realize...maybe there are people close to us that really believe that.

    She didn't block me from viewing her, so I'll be interested to see if she actually votes next year. :roll:
  20. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    That sucks though. When my childhood best friend and I went to different colleges I started to feel like I was putting in all the work and she went super off the rails politically, but I also told her I cared more about her and our friendship than our differences. Then she stopped answering the phone. It’s hard no matter the circumstances. You still wonder how they are and miss what was even if logically you know you’re so different that it’s probably for the best.
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  21. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

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  22. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    I'm sorry deet. That sucks.
  23. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I'm so sorry Deet. It sucks when friends change like that, especially at such an extreme level. <3
  24. deet

    deet Chicken

    I should probably clarify that I have no idea if she believes in anything written in the manifesto, just that these posts she liked --especially in the wake of the recent shootings, made me wonder.

    She's still following my husband, and several members of my family (we go way, way back). So, I am guessing she's just doesn't like my LiBtaRd posts bc gunz and 'Murica.
  25. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    A family was supposed to meet Panda today but they 100% ghosted the meeting.

    Edit to pay the pet talk toll


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