Happy Atheist Forum

Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread

billy rubin

  • humble azpirant to the throne3 of typos
  • ****
  • 1843
  • Gender: Male
  • i actually do not know what LætusAtheos means
Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3930 on: October 09, 2020, 04:02:40 PM »
shoot

got fired.

i was recorded on camera setting a deztination on my gps while the truck was moving. telephones or internet devices are illegal to use but gps devicez are legal.

still, i suspect they needed to cut down on drivers and were looking for excuses. they canned a dispatcher the same day. on day shjft there will be five drivers and 19 empty trucks left at the yard.

i showed up with a resignation letter already written and they took that and just tore up the dismissal paperwork. so i quit rather than was dismissed. it pays to be prepared. in this industry its useful to keep an undated resignation letter in your clioboard.

thirty minutes later i was interviewing at another company thats looking for drivwrs and who contacred me a week ago

we'll see


i would rather be ashes than dust

Dark Lightning

  • ****
  • 1660
  • Gender: Male
  • Curmudgeon
Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3931 on: October 09, 2020, 06:03:04 PM »
Good luck with a new gig soon, Billy!

Tank

  • *****
  • 33042
  • Gender: Male
Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3932 on: October 09, 2020, 07:22:16 PM »
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.

billy rubin

  • humble azpirant to the throne3 of typos
  • ****
  • 1843
  • Gender: Male
  • i actually do not know what LætusAtheos means
Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3933 on: October 09, 2020, 11:28:23 PM »
thank you both

being an essential worker, i'm more or less an interchangeable part, so if someone is hiring i can step right into the gap.

but th eindustry is down right now, demand is slow and the producers have the chokes on the wells set at minimum, and are shutting others in entirely. oil and gas is finally reaching the end of its run, perhaps.

so i'm planting fruit trees an dbuilding up the beehives. so long as i'm willing to survive on peaches and honey i'll be in good shape.

 


i would rather be ashes than dust

Randy

  • ***
  • 919
  • Gender: Male
  • Learned everything from cartoons.
    • My Comic Books
Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3934 on: October 10, 2020, 12:25:29 AM »
Sad to hear that you got fired but you have years of experience. That will count on getting the new gig. You'll be up and running in no time. In the meantime you do have your honey and peaches. :)
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

Randy

  • ***
  • 919
  • Gender: Male
  • Learned everything from cartoons.
    • My Comic Books
Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3935 on: October 10, 2020, 01:04:16 AM »
Nine days and completely silent. If one wants to talk about frustrating, this will do it. My ENT put me on some antibiotics and steroids. He saw a swelling as well as something developing in my throat. I don't know when I'll be able to speak again if there is a "when". I'll see him again in two weeks.

I've also got a CT scheduled by my oncologist. This is quite early in the routine. I guess she wants to see if the straws we are grasping at are working. I hope they are. As my ENT said today, "All we can do is keep it at bay, There is no cure." I figured that out a long time ago. Still, I'm bracing myself for bad news just in case. I'd rather be relieved than caught off guard.
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

Magdalena

  • Butterfly of Doom.
  • *****
  • 9464
  • Gender: Female
  • Angry hippies need to smoke cheap weed.
Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3936 on: October 10, 2020, 01:22:41 AM »
Nine days and completely silent. If one wants to talk about frustrating, this will do it. My ENT put me on some antibiotics and steroids. He saw a swelling as well as something developing in my throat. I don't know when I'll be able to speak again if there is a "when". I'll see him again in two weeks.

I've also got a CT scheduled by my oncologist. This is quite early in the routine. I guess she wants to see if the straws we are grasping at are working. I hope they are. As my ENT said today, "All we can do is keep it at bay, There is no cure." I figured that out a long time ago. Still, I'm bracing myself for bad news just in case. I'd rather be relieved than caught off guard.
Wow, Randy, I can only imagine:
Quote
If one wants to talk about frustrating, this will do it.

I'm sorry to hear this.
I don't know what to say. What can one say?

“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

Magdalena

  • Butterfly of Doom.
  • *****
  • 9464
  • Gender: Female
  • Angry hippies need to smoke cheap weed.
Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3937 on: October 10, 2020, 01:38:09 AM »
shoot

got fired.
...


thirty minutes later i was interviewing at another company thats looking for drivwrs and who contacred me a week ago

we'll see

 :therethere:
billy rubin,
humble azpirant to the throne3 of typos
Not Defeated by the Dark Night of the Soul
****
Gender: Male
Who claims to
actually not know what LætusAtheos means...

You'll be OK.

  :)

“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • *****
  • 18721
  • Gender: Female
  • I Spy With My Googly Eyes...JOY!
Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3938 on: October 25, 2020, 02:04:32 PM »
My right arm is sunburnt.  ::) Like, really sunburnt up to my sleeve, so there's going to be a mark there.

The other one is fine.

So now I'm going to have a tanned half right arm and a non-tanned left. Good thing I have a sense of humour.  :P
I lose myself infused in something more than what they've seen
I'm not a slave to greed
I don't embrace your make believe
I've never been for sale no matter what they think I need



No one

  • *****
  • 2520
Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3939 on: October 25, 2020, 04:18:37 PM »
I get 3 shades darker just opening the fridge.

hermes2015

  • *****
  • 3058
  • Gender: Male
Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3940 on: October 26, 2020, 02:51:43 AM »
My right arm is sunburnt.  ::) Like, really sunburnt up to my sleeve, so there's going to be a mark there.

The other one is fine.

So now I'm going to have a tanned half right arm and a non-tanned left. Good thing I have a sense of humour.  :P

Did a taxi finally stop for you?
“Who is to say that pleasure is useless?”
― Charles Eames

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • *****
  • 18721
  • Gender: Female
  • I Spy With My Googly Eyes...JOY!
Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3941 on: November 04, 2020, 12:14:33 AM »
My right arm is sunburnt.  ::) Like, really sunburnt up to my sleeve, so there's going to be a mark there.

The other one is fine.

So now I'm going to have a tanned half right arm and a non-tanned left. Good thing I have a sense of humour.  :P

Did a taxi finally stop for you?

Heh, the way it's peeling now no taxi will ever let me hop in.
I lose myself infused in something more than what they've seen
I'm not a slave to greed
I don't embrace your make believe
I've never been for sale no matter what they think I need



Randy

  • ***
  • 919
  • Gender: Male
  • Learned everything from cartoons.
    • My Comic Books
Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3942 on: November 04, 2020, 02:10:27 AM »
My right arm is sunburnt.  ::) Like, really sunburnt up to my sleeve, so there's going to be a mark there.

The other one is fine.

So now I'm going to have a tanned half right arm and a non-tanned left. Good thing I have a sense of humour.  :P

Did a taxi finally stop for you?

Heh, the way it's peeling now no taxi will ever let me hop in.
I'm missing something somewhere. What does a taxi have to do with a sunburned arm?  :foottap:
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

Dark Lightning

  • ****
  • 1660
  • Gender: Male
  • Curmudgeon
Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3943 on: November 04, 2020, 02:16:45 AM »
My right arm is sunburnt.  ::) Like, really sunburnt up to my sleeve, so there's going to be a mark there.

The other one is fine.

So now I'm going to have a tanned half right arm and a non-tanned left. Good thing I have a sense of humour.  :P

Did a taxi finally stop for you?

Heh, the way it's peeling now no taxi will ever let me hop in.

 :lynch: CONTAGION!  ;D

hermes2015

  • *****
  • 3058
  • Gender: Male
Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Reply #3944 on: November 04, 2020, 03:40:29 AM »
My right arm is sunburnt.  ::) Like, really sunburnt up to my sleeve, so there's going to be a mark there.

The other one is fine.

So now I'm going to have a tanned half right arm and a non-tanned left. Good thing I have a sense of humour.  :P

Did a taxi finally stop for you?

Heh, the way it's peeling now no taxi will ever let me hop in.
I'm missing something somewhere. What does a taxi have to do with a sunburned arm?  :foottap:

Well, I imagined xSilverPhinx standing at the roadside, trying to hail a taxi, with her right arm up in the bright sunshine.
“Who is to say that pleasure is useless?”
― Charles Eames