Venting

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

  1. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @CoolWife really hope it’s a false negative. Best wishes to grandma.
     
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  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm sorry CW. Hoping she has mild symptoms if the positive result bears out.
     
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  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Just found out my brother’s friend died from an overdose. Very similar guy to my brother - in high school a really fun, good natured guy, and over the years the more he used, the more you saw the things that made him awesome erode because of addiction. We traveled with this guy, saw him grow up. I figured this ending was coming at some point, but it doesn’t make it less sad.

    There’s just been so much misfortune with people I know lately. It seems like everyone I know has lost someone this year.
     
  4. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’m sorry Fish. Hugs <3
     
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  5. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I’m sorry , CW. I hope she has a quick and easy recovery. Surgery recovery at that age is hard enough without the Covid complication.

    Oh fish, that’s such sad news. I’m sorry for your loss.
     
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  6. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Thanks guys. She seems to be doing ok. They won’t retest her now, just keep her on the covid floor until she leaves.

    Fish that’s awful, so tragic. I’m sorry.
     
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  7. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @CoolWife how’s grandma doing today?

    Fuck this month. Just found out my friend is dying of cancer; she only has a few weeks or months, they’re not sure yet. They thought she was in remission the last few months when instead the cancer was metastisizing.
     
  8. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Haven’t heard so I assume ok.

    That is so shitty, I’m so sorry.
     
  9. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Fish, I’m so sorry! You’ve had a lot to deal with in such a short time.
     
  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    That's just too much, Fish. I'm so sorry <3
     
  11. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Petty vent- when something bad happens to a staff member at my school, generally at the very least, a sympathy card is signed and given to the person. A couple of teachers have had a tough time recently and we banded together to help out, send money/food. When Ben died, I didn’t hear shit from the staff as a whole. My 2 friends texted me multiple times to see how I was doing but nobody else from school reached out. I know the 2 teachers who usually organize getting cards signed knew Ben died so my feelings are pretty hurt. They knew how much he meant to me, that he was my world. I’m sure they’re thinking he was just a cat. This is cutting deeper than I thought it would. Like, not having it acknowledged by people I’ve been working with for 6 years (minus last year) really hurts.
     
  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm sorry @virgo . It really sucks that they haven't said anything. Love to you <3
     
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  13. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That sucks, @virgo I’m sorry
     
  14. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I’m sorry. I don’t think acknowledging someone’s loss is ever a bad idea, even if it’s just something simple like reaching out via text to say you are sorry.
     
  15. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Thanks guys. <3
     
  16. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Ryan and I just witnessed an off leash dog attack a Canadian goose. We were driving and this dog came out of nowhere and starting attacking. I stopped and honked my horn. It scared the dog enough to let the goose go. There was a second goose that had run across the street away from the dog so when the dog let go, the goose ran in the direction of the other goose. This happened at a business park and the owner came from the parking lot and thought it was funny. She yelled to her dog to get the goose before it had gotten across the street but luckily the dog did not go in the street. We both yelled at her but obviously she’s trash and words fell on deaf ears. Ryan said we should’ve called the cops but they wouldn’t have cared. If they even showed up, the lady and dog would’ve been gone by time they got there. She doesn’t deserve to own an animal. What’s worse is the dog was a pit bull. I love pit bulls and this kind of shit makes me really angry because this is why they have a bad rap. Trash owners who think it’s funny to teach/allow them to attack other animals. :angry:
     
  17. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

  18. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    May she come back as a canadian goose in her next 10 lives.
     
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  19. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm semi-irrationally pissed that my upstairs neighbors are doing laundry right now. Today is a flex alert day for the grid. We're supposed to be avoiding unnecessary electricity use until 9pm. If we end up having blackouts, I'm going to hate them forever.
     
  20. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    @Lh718 it's not irrational. People need to pay attention. That's how I feel about my neighbors who water their lawns. Like, how do they not know we're in a severe drought?
     
  21. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    UGH! The owners of the apartment building across the street are building an ADU in the backyard for their adult son. The way the building sits, the backyard is actually right on the street so it’s more like a lot that would have a house which fine, whatever. However, the contractor is SO.FUCKING.LOUD. He gets the other guys going and then it sounds like they're having a party. The noise goes straight into our apartment because we are directly across from them. There have been a ton of delays so luckily they weren’t here much over the summer but they’ve been here this week doing stucco. For the past hour and a half, it sounds like a damn party (music, loud yelling and I’m fairly certain they’re drunk. They drink beer all the time). I was trying to do some professional development the district is offering and could barely concentrate because of them. I cannot wait until they never come back.
     
  22. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Do you have noise canceling headphones?
     
  23. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I do. I’ve worn them for some of the loud stuff but they hurt my ears after about an hour. Luckily school starts next week and teachers have to be back Monday so they should be gone or almost gone when I get home. I just hope they don’t come on Saturdays anymore.
     
  24. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    It's construction season, though. Taking advantage of sunlight and weather to bank for the winter months is par for the course.
     
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  25. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Lol but it’s California, we don’t have winter! We don’t even get rain! :lol: I got used to the construction part but the loud partying and drinking was getting to me. They shouldn’t be drinking on a construction site anyways (and then driving home to Modesto).