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Are you aware that, once your "newspaper" becomes interested in a person, that person can only hope to suffer as little damage as possible? That the person will only talk to you because they're afraid of what you might do to them if they don't?

Are you aware that you saying "your [whatever] is one of our readers' favourite subjects!" is not a good thing for the target person, because it means you will write about them even if they don't talk to you? That they feel they have to give you the "content" (= money) you want so they can at least hope you won't destroy their life?

Are you really proud to be working for this horrible institution?

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Ok so my card is damaged.

 

The site says ring this number or securely message us.

 

I ring the number, theres no option for damaged card.

I use the secure message, theres no option for damaged card. 


Whhhhyy

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Why oh why didn't I realize I could just say "no, today is not a good day to try the new monitor"?

I KNOW THESE THINGS ALWAYS TAKE WAY LONGER THAN WE THINK, AND I KNOW CHANGES ALWAYS, ALWAYS, AAAALLLLLLLWAYS MESS THINGS UP, AND I KNOW I'M ALWAYS SAD AND STRESSED IN THE END.

It never, ever just works as it should. So why didn't I just say NO.

Now things don't fit on the screen anymore, I have to change some zoom setting in every program separately to make things fit again, and that causes the text and images to look blurry.

I said I wanted the exact same size and resolution as before, but we didn't find a monitor that filled all the requirements. But that should totally not be a problem, because "pixels don't matter anymore, FORGET about pixels, nobody has been using pixels for ten years!", and I still don't understand how that's supposed to work when an image has a certain number of pixels and the monitor also has a certain number of pixels, but I guess we just change the whatever-it-is-called, and anti-aliasing happens, and then it works? WELL OBVIOUSLY IT DOES NOT.

Now I lost two hours of the last evening on which I can breed and keep some Halloween eggs, and I'll have to play the rest of the event in this weird environment where the DC site and my spreadsheets look just WRONG.

 

(And it's all my fault because I wanted a new monitor, because the old one suddenly emitted a weird smell. Not a "clean me" smell, more what I thought was a "some toxic piece of technology got a lot warmer than it should, and maybe you shouldn't inhale this" smell. It stopped after we had ordered the new one...)

 

(I might just go back to using the old one. I should hide it so no well-meaning person can remove it from my room.)

 

Edit:

I think "disoriented" best describes how I feel when try to do computer things now. I do not like changes. It's weird. I can adapt very well to some annoying things in life, but others completely mess up my brain? Is this normal? (Probably?)

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I am sick and tired of seeing women's feelings get hurt by men just because most men have terrible emotional resilience compared to us. Yeah, yeah, you lost some family members when you were a kid, boohoo, woe is you! I've lost people, too, but it didn't prevent me from ever loving anyone again! Not feeling anything for someone is one thing, but pointedly refusing to follow your heart is utter cowardice.

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When I double post, you know it's bad.

 

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I ****ing hate my life. I hate being crippled by generalized anxiety. My voice was really off today because of my period and other fun girly stuff. Yes, teacher, I can sing the song perfectly well, but not in front of you or anyone else, because my nerves don't feel comfortable around anyone but themselves. It makes me beyond raging angry to be told techniques and stuff I already ****ing know, just because I sound like a dying cat when I'm not by myself. I have this universe locked inside that I'm basically unable to express. And the worst was when she said, in a nice way, that one just has to get over their fears. Yeah, lady, I don't think you're getting this; it's not fear, it's a PATHOLOGICAL MENTAL ILLNESS THAT MAKES NO SENSE, WHICH YOU CAN'T LOGIC YOUR WAY OUT OF. Free-floating anxiety: there's no trigger, there's no reason, there's no fearful thoughts, there's just fear, and an intense desire to be alone. You're a great teacher, and a good person who means well, but you live in a rich house in the foothills and your genes weren't cursed with madness. You've never known what it's like to be trapped in your own mind, and trapped for all time. Also, Zoom meetings don't exactly do wonders for my social awkwardness. In person, you'd never suspect there's anything weird about me. Over the computer, tired and stressed out from my fluctuating hormones, I could barely make myself sing seriously, and my crappy internet was cutting out every 30 seconds. What a damn disaster. One day my voice is perfect, the next it's a bad American Idol audition. What is wrong with my brain? If I didn't pick up on social cues, I'd've qualified for an Aspie diagnosis, but I do, so that was off the table. (Even though I have constant social anxiety, an unyielding mind colored by opinions that never change, and I was reading alone at age 3. I also spend most of my time alone on the computer. I have all the symptoms except the social ones. In fact, I pick up cues too subtle for most others to notice and I sense emotions, which is what led my therapist to realize I'm actually an HSP/empath who's way too triggered by living in shallow California. It also goes to show how deeply a person can be affected by CEN.) You always hear about how Asperger's is often misdiagnosed as a plethora of mental illnesses, which are seldom found all together in one person. Well, guess what? I'm just the headcase. Nice to meet you.

 

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"Day three! Give it up for day three!"

 

Of this mcfreakin wall. 

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I checked out Dark Pictures Anthology's Little Hope, and... it had some pretty good stuff that is gameplay related, but what makes me want to rant is what they did with the story.

Those faces too though... How the heck am I seeing people praising the voice acting and facial expression/body language? The colonial America parts of it was pretty good but, man, the 2020 characters were so stiff and unnatural in delivering their lines, and that facial expression is waaay too relaxed for a panicked voice to be coming out of it...

And. Cheap. Freaking. Jumpscares.

 

Spoiler free TL;DR: I did not like the ending and think that they had many more interesting options they could have gone with without losing the characterization and themes of the story.

 

Spoilers for Little Hope and some of Man of Medan:

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Everyone except Andrew and Vince were dead all along. They, and the demons were hallucinations of the Bus driver (who is Anthony/Andrew) suffering PTSD after his family's deaths and possibly a concussion after the bus crash. The whole game (except the interactions with Vince) was all in his head. 🤦‍♀️

It's an It Was All In His Head-ending.

Oh my god, that trope is so hard to play right. It's disappointing. It's chickening out on what could have been real lovecraftian horror. It's setting up a world where unfathomable horrors of the mind could be real, it could be like a Silent Hill supernatural universe of their own creation where the writers' imagination could run free within their own established limits and possibilities - and they choose to brush it aside for that kind of ending.

Heavens, I think the first time I saw that as a plot twist was in a bad creepy pasta theory some 15 years ago; it's on that level of story telling and actually pulling it off in a way that doesn't come off as an ***pull is HARD.

Do they succeed in Little Hope?

I mean, it serves it's purpose. I won't lie. But I think they didn't have to go with that explanation for what is going on. I think there were better options to end this.

They could just as well have had real alive characters that uncannily resembles the dead people of the past and spin their own meaningful mystery of why that is.

 

I think this canon ending nullifies the events of the game:

There was never any danger for our protagonists, unlike in Man of Medan. Because while I dislike Man of Medan more than Little Hope, I will give it this much credit:

Man of Medan is making the characters hallucinate monsters where there are their comrades, or nothing at all. Realizing this kills any fear you might have of the monsters as it means they're pretty much harmless and your best course of action is more or less remain passive. This was an enormous issue I had with Man of Medan.

BUT that wasn't the only danger the characters were in; they could still die from exposure to the gas; any other character killing them due to hallucinations; they could get stuck on the ship forever; and there was also the danger of taking the bad "everyone gets out alive" route where the military hunts them down.

In the Man of Medan game you still had a challenge to get everyone out alive (or if you just want to see all the creatively horrible ways these awful people can die), going back to play different routes again.

 

In Little Hope, it doesn't matter. They're still dead in the end even in the best ending. The only person your choices is going to affect is Anthony (and Vince to some minor degree).

Anthony may find peace (or fail) in the end of the story, but the player don't get the same satisfaction of accomplishing anything. It's a disconnect between the player-character and the players.

 

Sidenote, thinking about it, I realised something I haven't seen anyone else talk about:

Vince (an NPC) is the only character who's ever in any real danger in the entire game.

In one chapter it's possible to accidentally "kill" Angela with your gun because you think she's one of the demons lurking in the mist.

We have a similar encounter earlier in the game where it turns out to be Vince on his bike out on the main road in the mist.

Had we obtained the gun before the encounter with Vince... He is alone in this ghost town with a traumatized (possible concussed) man, with a loaded gun, hallucinating about demons.

Vince, who is the only NPC, is literally the only character in real danger in this horror game where (pretend) demons aggressively hunt you down. 🤦‍♀️

 

 

 

Phew. Maybe I'm being harsh but I wanted to blow off some steam.

 

Monster designs were cool though, I liked them a lot.

And I still liked this story more than Man of Medan.

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topic is poverty and disability and exhaustion.

 

I'm sick of having to stay in this terrible apartment with mold in the bathroom and bacteria in the well water because I can't afford to move. My landlord "just drink bottled water while I fix it" OK cool I'll just add that to the list of ten billion other things I'm trying to handle but can't, like knitting Christmas gifts for people because I can't afford to buy things, and repairing all the random household objects that broke after 3 uses because I could only afford the cheapest crappiest versions of them, trying to figure out how to make healthy meals with instant rice and canned tuna and zero clean dishes because I don't have the energy to wash them, collecting and returning cans and bottles because a trash bag of them is $8 and that's McDonald's, explaining to doctors that I was a no-show to the appointment because I couldn't get out of bed and hoping they'll waive the missed appointment fee so I don't have to pay money I don't have for not getting help

 

"just get a better job" yeah because a job search is something I can totally handle when I'm barely keeping my head above the water here

 

"get government help" im 2 months into an estimated 6 month waiting time before they even decide whether to approve or reject me for disability, and I was told they'll probably reject it anyway because a lot of people don't understand that a person can walk and talk and come to appointments and still need help. (meanwhile, I can't always do those things, but if I don't "stay on top of this" then I'm in danger of them rejecting it entirely, so. all I can do is worry)

 

this is why people end up homeless. honestly, part of me thinks if I could afford a tent then Id just go. I'm done trying to make sense of this messed up human world. I'm good at edible plants. can I go back to being a hunter gatherer please? except no, I can't even do that, because every **** piece of land here is private property that rich people buy and do nothing with except keep everyone else out of.

 

I don't wanna be here anymore. 

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Oh ALL THE CURSE WORDS, what the OTHER CURSE WORDS, can this just not have happened, please?

Yeah, this is going to be everywhere for the next two... forevers, isn't it.

Our very own huge political scandal, yay!

 

(Well, I might have to stop liking him if it's about what they VERY SUBTLY hint at. Also what the EVEN MORE CURSE WORDS, ... just... delete evidence? That... can't be legal? What kind of country is this?!)

 

 

Edit: Wait, why did I write this in that stupid pseudo-anonymized style?

 

"Weltwoche" (a newspaper I dislike) has published a story saying that Alain Berset (a government member I like) has been blackmailed by an unknown woman, who threatened to publish correspondence between him and her, and I think photos of him. The police arrested her last year and deleted everything on her computers and phones, because that's a super smart thing to do in their opinion Berset could not have continued to do his job if these documents still existed. Somehow this... does not look good? (That may be the reason someone leaked the story to the press.) I mean seriously, what were they thinking? "Let's make sure we delete everything we found, because we will definitely never need to prove what it was (or was not). Deleting the files from these phones is a very good method to make sure no copies exist, because we can't think of any way this person could have copied them to other devices or uploaded them to cloud storage services, which we have never heard of. And if this story ever appears in a newspaper, they will absolutely believe that the documents contained nothing really bad about Mr. Berset, and we just deleted them to make sure he cannot be blackmailed with documents that contain nothing really bad about him. Yes, this makes sense."

Apparently the woman later said that some of what she threatened to make public was not true. She was recently sentenced for the attempted blackmail.

 

The story was written by a popular politician of the party that is basically the opposite of Berset's. The newspaper does not specify of what exactly the woman accused Berset, or what was on the photos. I don't know if the newspaper doesn't know (because the court documents were censored), or they know and are not allowed to publish it. It would be somewhat relevant to know if they know, because they mention the "MeToo" discussion. So that's either a sneaky way of telling the readers what they know, or just suggesting something... They also write that it is unknown whether any money changed hands, again suggesting things.

 

(I am trying to ask myself what I would think about the exact same story if it was in a "good" newspaper and about a "bad" politician. In any case, I am annoyed at the politician for probably doing something (at least) stupid - or maybe even really bad - that allowed for him to be blackmailed, and slightly shocked at the information that destroying evidence is something that is considered totally okay by at least some people who are in charge of collecting/evaluating it. (My husband is asking if I'm mad about the legal system that allows it, or at the people who do it even if it's not allowed. Well, I don't know what the law is, so I don't know if I'm only mad at some people or at the system. I'll update my brain accordingly when I find out.)

 

Edit2 (next morning):

A different newspaper that also has the court document writes that the document really only allows the conclusion that Berset had an affair with the woman (8 years ago I think).

The comment sections are... a reason for me to remember not to read the comments.

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i don't know what to say to make people like me. all I can do is be the best person I can be and hope that other people pay more attention to that than to the 'bad vibe' I apparently give off, whatever that even means. like sorry I wasn't born with a people skills manual like you apparently were.

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On 11/21/2020 at 3:36 PM, Confused Cat said:

(I am trying to ask myself what I would think about the exact same story if it was in a "good" newspaper and about a "bad" politician. In any case, I am annoyed at the politician for probably doing something (at least) stupid - or maybe even really bad - that allowed for him to be blackmailed, and slightly shocked at the information that destroying evidence is something that is considered totally okay by at least some people who are in charge of collecting/evaluating it. (My husband is asking if I'm mad about the legal system that allows it, or at the people who do it even if it's not allowed. Well, I don't know what the law is, so I don't know if I'm only mad at some people or at the system. I'll update my brain accordingly when I find out.)

 

it makes me happy to see this kind of reflection. not enough people do that I think. so kudos to you

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Just a non-rant update for the sake of completeness, in case anybody here is actually interested in the events I described above:

According to every other newspaper (that did not just copy from the "Weltwoche") and statements from the authorities, no evidence was destroyed. Only the devices that were returned to the woman were cleared before returning them, which is normal. The authorities still have copies of everything. And (according to Berset's lawyer, so, it may or may not be the exact truth) there was only one photo and it was so inoffensive it "could be posted on Instagram".

I'm sort of mad at myself for believing what the "Weltwoche" guy wrote, and analyzed his text for all the tricks he used to give a certain impression of what happened. (There were a lot.) I'm worrying about the damage this does among people who only trust what the "Weltwoche" writes. I've also been wondering if the author could have honestly misunderstood the documents he had, but that seems very unlikely. In any case, nothing can be done against him. He may have wrongly accused a certain office of committing a criminal act (destroying evidence), but since that office is not a legal entity, they can't sue him or anything. Too bad.

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I'm getting real sick and tired of stupid people. Especially when it's hard to tell if they're actually stupid or just being condescending A-class jerks. I'll post the conversations below without revealing names. I just really need to get it of my chest.

 

The original comment, which is a youtuber user who is someone who isn't the problem at all goes like this:

"When I hear this always remember the episode when Ash's Charizard finally started listening to him and together they beat a strong Poliwrath."

I responded to said parent comment (as there were other replies, but I ignored them as they didn't pertain to my comment, nor was I trying to reply to them. As youtube goes.) with a simple, 

 

"yasss!"

 

Someone else, we'll call them 'Mike'. (Not real name nor username. it's just easier, and I'm weird.) and said,

 

"What about Snorlax?"

 

Me: "what about Snorlax? That episode was about Ash gaining Charizard's respect."

 

Mike: "Ash eventually used Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Lapras and Tauros in a 6-on-6 with Drake."

 

Me: "and this comment was about when Ash gained Charizard's respect. It had nothing to do with the championship battle."

 

Mike: "He first met him, wayback as a Charmander at season 1."

 

It was at this point that my patience's HP went into the red and as pokemon games go, the warning signal started dinging. I was confused by his teeter dance attack and was building up my special attack. Instead of using flamethrower, however I relented for calm mind instead. (sorry, these terms are pokemon attacks for those who aren't poke savvy) and responded as such:

Me: .... You realize that my original comment was to (insert original comment user here) , right? I wasn't even originally addressing your comment. You are the one who responded to me, asking about a pokemon that had NOTHING to do with the original comment. I explained what I was saying, but instead of listening you took it as "they must not understand or know pokemon. I must educate!" Listen, please, as I kindly explain this in the most civil way possible. I have been a fan of pokemon since the late 90's when I was 9 year's old. I am now 31. That is 22 years of having pokemon in my life. I watched it when that episode aired. I saw when Ash got Charmander for the first time. I could tell you everything that happened in that episode.

 

From the rubber pink ball that Team Rocket caught pikachu in, to the heartless Trainer Damian who ditched his fire lizard because it wasn't strong enough. To the spearow attack where they scratched poor charmander before Pikachu came in and scared them off with a thundershock. And it was Brock that was so devoted in saving the fire lizard so that he'd pull through.

 

Where as the episode I'm commenting on is when Charizard is ignoring Ash and using a bad, weaker attack out of pride and spite. He gets frozen as a result and Ash spends the whole night making sure Charizard's flame doesn't go out. Charizard then saves Ash and Pikachu from Team Rocket as they attack with a drill machine to grab pikachu and put him in a glass, shock proof box. Ash then challenges the Poliwrath trainer again and with he and Charizard working together they win the battle.

 

The one you're referring to is a two-parter where Ash's team fights Drake as he uses his Ditto, Venusaur, Electabuzz, Gengar, Onix, and Dragonite. It took four of Ash's pokemon to beat dragonite alone. Lapras fainted along with Gengar and I'll admit I did forget how Bulbasaur fainted, but it has been... 6 or 7 years since I watched The orange islands?

 

If your comments weren't intended to educate others then I apologize, but you need to realize how your posts sound to others. To me, it implied you were trying to condescend me and educate me as if I was a novice trainer who knew nothing of the series. I think the above proves I know my stuff. I stopped watching the series itself around either the battle frontier or diamond and pearl because I didn't like when they changed the voice cast. Hope you have a great week. :)

 

I assumed that would be the end of it, or he'd maybe realize I wasn't some idiot who didn't know my facts. I assumed too much.

 

Mike: "What about Squirtle and Tauros, they were defeated by Dragonite, when they thought Drake's Onix and Venusaur."

 

I'm pretty sure I mentioned that it took 4 pokemon to take down Drake's Dragonite. If Bulbasaur and Lapras were beaten before then simple math in a 6 on 6 battle would mean 4 were left to face the dragon type. This would indeed include Squirtle and Tauros. That is common sense, yes? I even admit that I don't remember how Bulbasaur was defeated. I want to say Electabuzz, but am not sure. I know Lapras and Gengar knocked themselves out from an Ice-beam vs Shadow Ball attack. In fact it was where the two-part episode split for the usual, "To be continued..." with those two out it leaves, by default, Pikachu, Squirtle, Charizard and Tauros. 

 

I responded to him with:

 

Me: "....You don't listen, do you. If you had actually read what I wrote and done simple math you'd have seen what I had said. Go back and read it again. If you can't figure it out after that then you're on your own."

 

 

I try so hard not to be cruel online. whether its youtube or anywhere. I've recently stopped using Twitter because the political side is a nightmare on steroids. But the moment you talk to me as if I'm ignorant, and I prove you otherwise and you STILL talk as if I'm ignorant and you have more knowledge after I explained in far better detail then there will be problems. It felt like I was talking to a brick wall, and no amount of paint was going to cover up the stupid staining said wall.

 

I've been dealing with so much stress these past few weeks and this was the straw that broke the camel's back.

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i'm making a crochet Chase from Paw Patrol for my 4 year old nephew - his birthday was the beginning of the month.  i bought the pattern for $5, but it's totally not worth it.  i can't get my money back because i downloaded it.  also, i'm the only who's had problems with it?  "None of my clients have had so many problems with this pattern. Unfortunately I cannot make a return, since you already have a copy of the pattern."  there's typos, omissions, and an assumption that the person knows what they're doing.  the designer says it's a beginner pattern.  no, no it's not.

 

i'm taking careful notes and keeping all PMs, too.

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16 minutes ago, trystan said:

i'm making a crochet Chase from Paw Patrol for my 4 year old nephew - his birthday was the beginning of the month.  i bought the pattern for $5, but it's totally not worth it.  i can't get my money back because i downloaded it.  also, i'm the only who's had problems with it?  "None of my clients have had so many problems with this pattern. Unfortunately I cannot make a return, since you already have a copy of the pattern."  there's typos, omissions, and an assumption that the person knows what they're doing.  the designer says it's a beginner pattern.  no, no it's not.

 

i'm taking careful notes and keeping all PMs, too.

With anything of that nature it's always best to write it like instructions for a very dangerous chemistry lab.  Obviously it's not as high stakes but like.  I guess some people cannot give clear instructions even if their life depended on it.

Unclear instructions endlessly frustrate me as well.  Especially when it comes to things like building furniture or fixing cars.  I straight up cry when I do everything the instructions say and it still doesn't work

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2 minutes ago, Dekka said:

With anything of that nature it's always best to write it like instructions for a very dangerous chemistry lab.  Obviously it's not as high stakes but like.  I guess some people cannot give clear instructions even if their life depended on it.

Unclear instructions endlessly frustrate me as well.  Especially when it comes to things like building furniture or fixing cars.  I straight up cry when I do everything the instructions say and it still doesn't work

"write it like instructions for a very dangerous chemistry lab" - love it! (and thanks for the laugh) XD 

 

as i said on another thread here on this forum - when i first started crocheting in 2012, it was to make the stuffed toys.  according to my project page on my knit/crochet forum, i've made over 270 stuffed toys, so i'm definitely not a beginner.  and some of these instructions are definitely  unclear.

 

i'm pretty good at following instructions, but some of these, i'm all :blink:

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Just now, trystan said:

"write it like instructions for a very dangerous chemistry lab" - love it! (and thanks for the laugh) XD 

 

as i said on another thread here on this forum - when i first started crocheting in 2012, it was to make the stuffed toys.  according to my project page on my knit/crochet forum, i've made over 270 stuffed toys, so i'm definitely not a beginner.  and some of these instructions are definitely  unclear.

 

i'm pretty good at following instructions, but some of these, i'm all :blink:

Okay honestly whoever made the pattern may be yanking your chain then!! :blink:

There's several times when someone has sold me/my family something, and then claimed "no one else has had a problem".   Yeah right!

Ex.) once my parents bought a couch off of facebook marketplace.  it was allegedly new, looked nice.  

When the seller dropped it off to the house it looked great, loved it!! Until roaches started crawling out of it by the boatload. 😐 

The lady claimed to have no clue that they were there.  Like I'm sorry ma'am but it's kind of impossible not to notice.   My mom had to buy like $100 of roach killer/spray/etc to keep the problem from spreading beyond the basement where we put the couch.  It luckily worked but I mean, sheesh

My mom eventually got her money back through a very hard fought battle... But it was painfully obvious and the lady apparently ran a warehouse of furniture.  Like she had to have gotten other complaints.  

 

moral of the story, it's probably not you it's them:P

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3 minutes ago, Dekka said:

Okay honestly whoever made the pattern may be yanking your chain then!! :blink:

There's several times when someone has sold me/my family something, and then claimed "no one else has had a problem".   Yeah right!

...{snip}...

moral of the story, it's probably not you it's them:P

well, i wonder how the other projects turned out, since they're not on the site where i bought the pattern from.  (and the site is quite reputable as a marketplace (and other things), so it's the pattern seller/designer)

and yeah, it's probably them.  well, i'm not buying any more patterns from them, then.

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I work for a charity. I run a thrift shop that raises money for said charity. The shop sells donated items, and when I'm not there donations are often left in my office (a shared office space, unfortunately). When I got to work yesterday, a taped box that had been near my window was opened and all the way across the office. Another box that had new unopened items in it had also been opened and the wrappings were all higgledy piggledy in the pile. 

So... this was my 'solution' when I left yesterday:

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10 hours ago, trystan said:

yikes, Lagie! people are *shakes head*

It didn't work. Stuff had changed position AGAIN when I arrived this morning, supposedly knocked over by the cat (who is NOT supposed to even BE in the office), who is clearly very very clever and able to take one box out from under another and put everything else back just so leaving the one box on top of another pile.

 

And let's not get started on one of my once-a-week volunteers who was in today and decided to criticize the sales I'd made last week and the pending sale on another item. Grrrrr.

 

Or the customer who brought a massive pile of kids' clothes to check out, total of well over 100 dollars and at half price over 50, and said she had 23 to spend. Ri-i-i-i-ight. I think she expected me to say fine I'll take the 23. And I didn't.

 

Or the customers who show up at a quarter hour to closing and expect to be let in without having to wait because we're about to close even though we already have our maximum number inside so cannot let them in till someone leaves.

 

Or the idiots at the shelter inside the main building either maskless of half-masked.

 

It wasn't a very good day.

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oh wow Lagie.  i'm sorry you had to go through all that 😮

i thought retail at a big box store was crazy....

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Well, I hope it was wise to have sent that message. It will likely upset a couple of people, and leave many others questioning. But if this is what authenticity is like for me, then I will have a lot of ugly things to go through. I did it for me and I believe this will be my path for self-growth and development. At least I can say I was adamant enough to have expressed myself this way, where hopefully the support they will provide me will enable me to address the issues I haven't been able to address in the past so I can protect my present and future self.

 

Just trying to stay optimistic and leveled. This is a rant, by my standards.

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Lmfao. "Blah blah blah real life blah blah blah" "Live in reality!" "Be realistic!"

 

Made-up words. Make me.

 

 

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