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Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by northwest, Feb 15, 2014.
Same here. I feel your pain.
A lot of ants here in the tropics, found the best thing is Terro ant liquid. It's clear, you lay down a little in their trail, they swarm and eat it. Takes a day or two sometimes, but bye bye ants, for a good while. I think the survivors decide to try somewhere else. Visiting friends watched it work and had me take them to the store to buy some to take back home!
Are we supposed to get more rain today ??
I hope not !!
Last night as I was eating dinner, the rain turned to snow. By the time I left, it had all washed away.
I got sunburned yesterday. 35C right up till almost midnight. Today is overcast and cooler and looking at a thunderstorm at some stage. But at least Christmas day was nice, hot but nice lol
GA got over 5 inches of rain Christmas Eve night. Lots of thunder, lots of roads flooded out.
The bridge over Flat Creek in Hogansville was washed out.
LaGrange cinema and book store got flooded. Not a good night for many across the South East.
It's been pretty warm and soggy with rain in the North East too. First time I ever found myself wishing for colder weather.
Had to drive out for work this morning.
Saw a lot of storm damage, a few cars in ditches. One fence down and a couple of large diameter pipes placed to take water under some roads.
No fatalities here, just a couple of wrecks.
I hear Mississippi got hit hard. Any forum members from there? Hope you guys stayed safe.
I had to give someone, "a friend," a piece of my mind because he kept being so condensing. He was calling his friend an idiot because he wasn't good at shaving then he was making fun of my headphones. Let's just say I won that arguement.
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Finally hitting my stride - almost three months of solid gym work, and my flipping rotator cuff is aching so badly, I feel it strain when I try to lift my arm.
I didn't know "shaving" could even be an argument topic...
Ha, of course it can be... Though it's usually between a parent and child or a guy and his girl. My Dad still gives me a bunch of stuff if I forget to shave. Unfortunately, it's a lot harder to give a parent or other loved one a piece of your mind. And, in the above case, if somebody wants to make fun of you, they'll use any lame, weird thing they can think of. I love the irony of that. They try to make fun of you and show how much a loser you are and really, they're just making themselves into the biggest losers ever.
I totally agree. Though, we've made up, and he apologized.
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Okay......... Had a very surreal moment today. Not sure I should post this. Might cost me a couple of friends on EDCF. But I'd like some feedback, especially from the LEOs on here. Went to Manhattan today. (No, not to watch the ball drop. I know, I know...... very stupid of me to go there since nearly every street in mid-town Manhattan was shut down by the NYPD for the ball drop tonight.) I had an important reason to be there.
Every police officer let me through once I explained why. All but one. An obnoxious racist with an obvious chip on his shoulder. To clarify, the high-ranking officer who said "No" was not White. However, I've dealt with his type before. Obvious chip on his shoulder. Has some power. And by God, he's going to get revenge on the world for every slight he's suffered before he got his badge.
I was literally on the block. Just around the other corner of that very block is where I needed to be. He shut me down with a huge grin on his face. Wasn't even the officer I was asking politely to let me through. He just jumped in in front of her. Totally disrespected her in doing so. Knowing exactly what he was doing, I told him off before leaving. (Yes, you can do that in NYC. You can give a police officer the finger if you want to. Just realize that's the line. You just can't physically touch one in any way, shape, or form. [And yes, spitting on one counts as touching.])
Now you guys know me. I normally show a great deal of respect to police officers. If I need to speak to one for any reason, I'm polite and respectful. Having said that, I absolutely despise corrupt cops. And yes, that includes those who flagrantly abuse their police powers.
Thing is, that wasn't the incident. I walk up a side street that isn't closed off. I reach for my phone and plan to give the person I needed to meet a phone call, saying it wasn't going to happen. As I'm standing there, there's this small baracade with two officers leaning on it. Now at this point, I'm absolutely seething!! It has been a miserable day, with one thing on top of the other. I'm not joking when I say that some would have resorted to physical violence by this point.
So I'm off to the side. Getting ready to make the call. An older black man comes up with his woman. He asks the two officers if he can get through on the next street. They both say they're not sure. I jump in, and I tell him he's not getting through because he'll have to deal with the same individual I did. And I didn't tell him that in any way approaching a civilized manner. But he could tell I wasn't upset with him.
In jumps the younger of the two White police officers. Telling me I shouldn't say that. I thought he was upset that I was cursing loudly on the street (Yeah, Welcome to NYC; officer.) Oh no, that's not what he was upset about. He was upset that I didn't use the Politically Correct terminology for describing the worthless piece of garbage (much harsher language used by me) who turned me down with a grin on his face. The officer pointed out that the man I was talking to is also "African-American."
Now at that, the black man I just spoke to; started openly laughing at this young officer for trying to tell an older individual how to behave. Basically, giving me a lesson one would encounter in a poorly-run Re-education Camp. I really was not in the mood for that nonsense. I called him out on his "philosophy." Pointing out that the man was openly laughing at the officer's use of the politically correct term.
And that's when things went really downhill.......
I could tell that the young officer was now seething. Now if I wasn't so angry, I would have backed off at that point. I didn't. I proceeded to absolutely curse him out in a way that would get me banned if I went into detail. After a bit, I started to walk away. That was when the young officer told me he was done with me and I better leave. (Okay, so we're doing that macho nonsense? I was already leaving and that's when you tell me to walk away. Okay, fine with me.)
In my 4 decades on this mud bowl, I've never encountered a police officer who disrespected his own uniform. For awhile there, he treated it like it was a costume instead. Honestly, it doesn't matter what your political beliefs are. You put on that uniform, and you leave those beliefs at home. You put on that uniform, and you show the Public that you're a professional law enforcement officer. You carry yourself a certain way. With both pride and professionalism. You treat everyone equally. That's the way it's supposed to be. (I know.... often it isn't. But it should be.)
Before I started cursing him out. I pointed that out to him. That he needed to leave his particular political views at home when he put on that uniform. You see, it wasn't an NYPD officer telling me how I should behave or which type of language I should use. It was the private individual stuffed into that uniform who got personally offended at my choice of descriptive terms. Nevermind the fact that the man I spoke to didn't get offended. Nevermind that I live in a black neighborhood for the past 13 years and not once was I ever corrected by someone of that race to use the politically correct term. Nevermind any of that. This young, white, officer was offended. Even though he had no right to be offended since he wasn't part of the same group as the man I spoke to. But he was offended. I guess in turn, I was offended.
It's one thing for a police officer to tell a repeat drunk driver he's pulled over previously, how to behave. That's one thing. He's doing it as a police officer. The one I had that exchange with...... he was doing it as a private individual who got personally offended. Now that's actually perfectly fine. He got offended, he told me he was offended by what I said. Perfectly fine...... unless you're on the job in your uniform! That's not fine. As far as I'm concerned, he disrespected the Uniform. In turn, I disrespected the worthless collection of stereotypes wrapped up in a bag of flesh, that was stuffed into the Uniform. And I made sure to let him know that before I finally walked away.
By the way..... Throughout this entire exchange, the police officer also standing by the baracade said nothing! Not a single word. He looked older. He didn't back-up the younger officer at all! Just stood there. Not getting involved in our unpleasant exchange. I think he knew that the younger officer was being incredibly unprofessional. And, he didn't want anything to do with it.
/\ welcome to the socialist state of NY
Not the same as you, but I got a ticket years ago in small town GA, by an officer with a chip on his shoulder.
This is a department that I've taught training classes to, spent time with, broken bread with.
I'd had the Mustang for four years, numerous times parked at the Dpt.
Coming through the town, I spotted the car parked on a lot, passed it, his lights came on, stopped me.
Ticketed me for window tint, because he knew he couldn't get me for anything else.
99.9% of officers work hard to do the job, and respect the public, but that 0.1 % would drop you in a second.
One phone call got the ticket revoked, but I'd always call the Dpt prior to coming through the town, after that.
The officer in question was terminated a few months later, and went to a county sheriffs Dpt.
He was terminated from there too a few months later.
P.S. Monocrom Happy New Year !! Don't let this experience spoil it for you !!
Yup, I definitely encountered the 0.1% earlier today.
Today was probably the worst days of work, here we go...
I had my day all planned out, fix some program bugs, do some documentation and leave early because we were allowed to, and I always took that offer. None of that really happened. I walked in, spent 3 hours trying to explain my code to a verification employee whose job is to report functionality, not how code works. So after 3 hours of that, I give up, told her if it was really a bug, just file one, because I already wasted half the day. I start fixing other programming bugs, thankfully I got those done. I ended up leaving last in the entire company, at normal time. So this weekend, I guess I should get those documentations done and then try to fix an unofficial bug.
I think I missed you !! happy new year !!
You too IMWILSON
It's now Janurary, peak cold month.
Wearing shorts and shirt today.
Where is our winter???
Don't worry. It's just make believe Global Warming
Similar to the imaginary girlfriend I have,, with the Bacon dress