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The Vast Entitlement And Even Vaster Uselessness of a 30-Something Twit Must Overshadow A Looming Teamsters Strike Against UPS

The Teamsters Union is making noises that they are going to strike against United Parcel Service (UPS). Well, they always do that before contract negotiations, although the Teamster leadership seems to be more aggressive than usual, so they might go through with it.

Unfortunately for them, there is a significant competitor of UPS that was an afterthought in 1997 (the last time the Teamsters went on strike against UPS), and that is Amazon. So a strike that eliminates...even for a week or two...one of Amazon's main transportation channels will push huge amounts of volume into their own transportation system, and UPS may not recover some of that volume.

But the dislocation of hundreds of thousands of workers and the significant delays that a strike will cause for manufacturing, distribution and retail across America pales in comparison to the unimaginable catastrophe of Jessica Ray not being able to get her favorite toilet paper delivered to her door!

UPS strike looms in a world grown reliant on everything delivered everywhere all the time

Living in New York City, working full time and without a car, Jessica Ray and her husband have come to rely on deliveries of food and just about everything else for their home. It has meant more free time on weekends with their young son, rather than standing in line for toilet paper or dragging heavy bags of dog food back to their apartment.

"I don't even know where to buy dog food," said Jessica Ray of the specialty food she buys for the family's aging dog.


Standing in line with other people? Filthy uncouth people without the rarefied esthetics of poor Jessica? The horror! And carrying her own groceries? Is that even legal to force her to do that?

"We finally reached a point where we finally feel pretty good about it," Ray said. "We can take a Saturday afternoon and do a fun family activity and not feel the burden of making everything work for the day-to-day functioning of our household."

Oh..Thank God! She feels good about "it!" The immense weight of maintaining a household...of three people and a dog...has finally become manageable! Will wonders never cease! Dear old Jessica must be a titan of energy, planning, fitness and resourcefulness to be able to juggle all of that...with the assistance of delivery services, her doorman, her husband, and obviously a nice salary...just look at the size of her apartment!

This entitled, oblivious, spoiled little bitch has the temerity to whine about a very nice middle class life in a big city, in which she has the financial resources to pay other people to do a lot of the stuff that normal people do on their own without any thought that it was difficult or stressful or worthy of notice.

"It has the potential to be significantly impactful," Ray said. "My husband and I have invested a lot in figuring out how to remove the burden of just making sure we always have toilet paper."

Get off your fat, lazy ass and take a walk to the corner grocery store and buy a family pack of toilet paper. And while you are there pick up some food for dinner...and cook it yourself. Oh...and some cleaning products. Anyone care to bet whether she has domestic help?

The decades-long shift from a manufacturing-based economy to one that has a much greater percentage of service-based industry has conspired to lull people into what can only be a false sense of security...that someone else is going to take care of "it," whatever "it" may be.

But that attitude naturally devolves into the arrogance of superiority based on literally nothing at all. Jessica Ray sees herself as deserving of the service provided by more capable people, for no other reason than she has the financial resources to pay for those services, yet she sees that as a confirmation of some social hierarchy. She is a Houyhnhnm, and those hopefully anonymous drones who provide for everything in her life are the Yahoos.

As much as I despair of a breakdown in society, people like Jessica, and their obvious inability to manage even minor dislocations in their worlds, make the prospect of societal collapse rather amusing, if it takes a big bite out of her fat, entitled ass. Maybe her next job in the dystopian landscape of America 2.0 will be as a fluffer in a sex show, or if she doesn't lose some of that weight, maybe her lot in life will be as dinner for some roving band of ex-toilet-paper delivery folks!

Posted by: CBD at 12:00 PM




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1 yo

Posted by: REDACTED at May 28, 2023 12:00 PM (us2H3)

2 1st so will fetch em

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2023 12:01 PM (xhxe8)

3 free

Posted by: Ciampino -- always love the ladies in these metal bands at May 28, 2023 12:01 PM (qfLjt)

4 I've never understood why the likes of Bezos don't make a bigger deal of the enormous improvement in fuel efficiency having a programmed truck bring things to your house vs. driving to the store yourself. It's roughly a factor of 30. That seems like something they should advertise all day, every day.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:03 PM (eOEVl)

5 Wonder if any " Greenie" ever thought having a delivery for every different product is wasting energy?

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2023 12:04 PM (xhxe8)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 28, 2023 12:04 PM (T4tVD)

7 Wonder if any " Greenie" ever thought having a delivery for every different product is wasting energy?

Read my #4. The analysis has been done. It isn't even close. If you worry about climate change, Amazon is the way to go.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (eOEVl)

8 I heard the lady who is partial owner of a bike store comment that her new hires don't understand retail since they never go to stores to shop

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (xhaym)

9 Drones are the answer. maybe

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (Q4IgG)

10 Oh no !!

Anyway...

Posted by: Zeera. 'We want fun and we wanna get wasted!' at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (zC17c)

11 Well…I just ordered a cat food delivery so maybe I need to sit this one out. 😂

PS the Teamsters love to Sabre rattle.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (ZdaMQ)

12 If that family is a typical blue city family then when TSHTF said city will surrender within a week.

Posted by: Ciampino --- always love the ladies in these metal bands at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (qfLjt)

13 Having a truck bring things to a house daily, all different things, beats me going a few miles and getting it all at once.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (xhxe8)

14 Didn't we JUST bail out the Teamsters pension fund? How the hell are they back looking for more already?

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:06 PM (eOEVl)

15 Having a truck bring things to a house daily, all different things, beats me going a few miles and getting it all at once.

Because that's not how most people operate.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:07 PM (eOEVl)

16 She could relocate next to a Target store.

Posted by: BignJames at May 28, 2023 12:07 PM (AwYPR)

17 I thought FedEx rapid growth was one outcome of the last big strike against UPS. IIIRC, FedEx was basically a local big city overnight courier service until then.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:08 PM (ga8qR)

18 Buttwiper

the beer of queens

Posted by: REDACTED at May 28, 2023 12:09 PM (us2H3)

19 As much as I despair of a breakdown in society, people like Rachel, and their obvious inability to manage even minor dislocations in their worlds, make the prospect of societal collapse rather amusing, if it takes a big bite out of her fat, entitled ass.


Having served in the military for twenty years, a part of me is pleased that I helped, in a very small way, to allow this country to become so fantastic that people can live this kind of life that is so free of problems and inconveniences. But yeah, these fools will be the first to die when society finally crumbles and it will be amusing, in a grim kind of way.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 12:10 PM (YGqO/)

20 PS the Teamsters love to Sabre rattle.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (ZdaMQ)

I was in UPS management in 1997 when they went out on strike.

We were days from breaking the back of the union, and then the UPS board caved.

That still disgusts me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 12:10 PM (ZCCyW)

21 BTW...am I supposed to know who "Jessica Ray" is?

Posted by: BignJames at May 28, 2023 12:10 PM (AwYPR)

22 Read the content and learned a new word: Houyhnhnm! I’ll admit I never read Gulliver’s Travels. Yes, Jessica Ray sounds entitled, clueless, bratty and spoiled. I’d make a strong bet she was all-in on the covid lockdowns and even had nostalgia for that time when she didn’t have to rub elbows with the yahoos (did I use it correctly?)…except when they brought all her needs to her door, rang the bell and left so she didn’t have to risk getting her cooties….

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 12:10 PM (GPGR5)

23 Of course there may be a glitch in on line deliveries. I just made a decision to do on line shopping because of target.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 12:11 PM (BqNkw)

24
I do a fair amount of Amazon shopping for stuff I can't exactly run down to the corner store for. But I always gang my orders together so that at least three items can be shipped together. They don't always arrive together but I try.

Not out of virtue signaling or saving the planet or anything. It's just such a handy tool I don't wanna abuse it.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 28, 2023 12:11 PM (enJYY)

25 Methinks #22 was meant for the book thread.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:11 PM (eOEVl)

26 I'm not entitled and have no help, but I did get added to the list for Sam's grocery (including alcohol) delivery.

And I'm about a 20 minute drive, they make the trip just for me, for $8 and tip. Pretty convenient ... but I still go to Aldi's.

UPS delivers Amazon stuff, FedEx delivers WalMart and Sam's stuff (except the groceries, for which they hire o9ther drivers). The convenience is nice, but I'm prepped for a shut down.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 28, 2023 12:11 PM (Cus5s)

27 14 Didn't we JUST bail out the Teamsters pension fund? How the hell are they back looking for more already?
Posted by: Archimedes

Depending on the CBA, they may or may not participate in the union managed retirement. The Teamster’s don’t have a hiring hall relationship with UPS. The rates of pay are set between UPS and the local.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:11 PM (ZdaMQ)

28 "We finally reached a point where we finally feel pretty good about it," Ray said. "We can take a Saturday afternoon and do a fun family activity and not feel the burden of making everything work for the day-to-day functioning of our household."

--

Women tell on themselves often.

The GRRRL POWER stuff is just cosplay for the most part. It's been pushed and pushed into their brains since they were old enough to wear the t-shirts and pretend they could do everything the boys could do, but they know what works. They innately feel what's best for them, their children, and society as a whole. And it slips out sometimes.

They know Womens Lib was a screw up. They know it damaged them and society and relationships. They know they were why incomes were effectively halved when the workforce doubled. They know they're why both parents have to work to maintain the standard of living that their dad was able to provide all by himself.

It's back there in their mind all the time, and they'll let it slip out occasionally. They hate it, too, but they have to wear the t-shirt.

Posted by: Remember believing that they found the 9/11 hijackers passport in the rubble? at May 28, 2023 12:12 PM (QCAe2)

29 So the Teamsters have been heard from. Must be an election brewing.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 12:13 PM (YGqO/)

30 In the 15 minute city we will all be Rachels.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2023 12:13 PM (63Dwl)

31 Thanks to Kung-Flu Freakout and lazy people we have self-checkout for people who brave the aisles of local gracery while people who could be manning the registers are pushing oversize carts full of goods and taking them out to these lazy people sitting in parking spots front-and-center.
I'd like for that to go away or for the stores to start charging a significant service fee for what the rest of do ourselves.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:13 PM (ga8qR)

32 If society did collapse how long do you think it would take for that hopeless couple to eat that dog ? Actually knowing how hopeless they are the pooch might eat them

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 28, 2023 12:13 PM (/0N3H)

33 We do a subscription through Amazon for coffee K-cups. The latest delivery was last Sunday. It was delivered by the local USPS. Not Amazon, FedEx or UPS. The post office.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:14 PM (Q4IgG)

34 "don't make a bigger deal of the enormous improvement in fuel efficiency having a programmed truck bring things to your house vs. driving to the store yourself. It's roughly a factor of 30."

Well, it depends. They deliver one small item at a time, whereas if I go to town I often make several stops in one area. Of course I am on the route, but those trucks are not always full.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 28, 2023 12:15 PM (Cus5s)

35 Living in New York City, working full time and without a car, Jessica Ray and her husband have come to rely on deliveries of food and just about everything else for their home.

-

I'd love to know how much that cost. I bet they intend it to mean amazon and such, but I bet they spend $7000+ per year on getting Big Macs and Taco Bell brought to their apartment, too.

Posted by: Remember believing that they found the 9/11 hijackers passport in the rubble? at May 28, 2023 12:15 PM (QCAe2)

36 20 PS the Teamsters love to Sabre rattle.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (ZdaMQ)

I was in UPS management in 1997 when they went out on strike.

We were days from breaking the back of the union, and then the UPS board caved.

That still disgusts me.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May

Ugh! I hate that. Work stoppages are emotional events, but if you do it, you can’t cave. Rearrange deck chairs, yes. Add more to the offer? No.

A company I used to work for just asked me to come help take control back after a similar thing happened. I will do it - through management training as the fault lies right in the mirror. Negotiating (ironically) my consultant fees as we type.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:15 PM (ZdaMQ)

37 25 - Just proves I read the content! Where I saw a word I’d never seen before; DDG edumacated me (slightly)

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 12:16 PM (GPGR5)

38 The rates of pay are set between UPS and the local.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:11 PM (ZdaMQ)

Pay rates are set in the national contract. The locals have nothing to do with it. There are regional riders that may pay a little more for certain jobs, but most of the pay details are in the national contract.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 12:18 PM (ZCCyW)

39 Well, it depends. They deliver one small item at a time, whereas if I go to town I often make several stops in one area. Of course I am on the route, but those trucks are not always full.

--

Amazon is trying that sleight of hand BS. I'm certain it works.

On returns it will give you an option to "keep trucks off the road" and you take your return to the UPS store. So 100 of us driving our individual cars is better than one UPS truck on a set route that he travels almost daily...

Oh, wait. I think I understand. They are hoping people are stupid and conditioned enough to think "environment!!!" and not understand how these things work.

(and they're right)

Posted by: Remember believing that they found the 9/11 hijackers passport in the rubble? at May 28, 2023 12:18 PM (QCAe2)

40 Name field test

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:19 PM (QCAe2)

41 Negotiating (ironically) my consultant fees as we type.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:15 PM (ZdaMQ)

Add 10% to whatever number you just typed into the email.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 12:19 PM (ZCCyW)

42 12 If that family is a typical blue city family then when TSHTF said city will surrender within a week.

Posted by: Ciampino --- always love the ladies in these metal bands at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (qfLjt)

+++++

Highly depending on outside sources just to get through your day-to-day existence does not bode well when TSHTF, that's for sure. Those who already have very low tolerances for very minor nuisances, are in for an awakening that is very very rude.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2023 12:19 PM (ZOqVG)

43 I don't understand the allure of pre-cooked food delivered. Or, for that matter, those "meal box" type services where you get (supposedly) the ingredients to make your own dinner.

Seems the quality would tend to be sketchy.

And I hate the idea of someone else fingering my food.

*pictures dude jerking a chicken before putting it in a box*

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:20 PM (Q4IgG)

44 Talk about first world problems... woke up this morning to my son's teevee not working. No video. It's an old machine, so be it.

So I ordered a new one this morning. I don't spend a lot of money on these things, and a decent 65" machine can be had for $300. So I ordered it.

Then forgot I no longer have a vehicle large enough to pick the damn thing up. Sure, I can throw it in the trunk, and tie down the lid, but jeez. Can't I just change it to delivery instead? Apparently not.

Le sigh....

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 12:20 PM (k3aEX)

45 I use amazon so I can stay out of the Charlotte traffic. Half hour to get to a store then half hour back, all to drive 5 miles. No thanks, I'll be happy just getting stuff from my porch. And if it's something heavy like giant bag of dog food, flats of dog/cat food cans or especially cat litter I'm ok letting someone struggle with it and deliver it to my porch. It's a great service I like using and I happily take advantage of it.

Posted by: NCKate at May 28, 2023 12:21 PM (d5Qya)

46 It was delivered by the local USPS. Not Amazon, FedEx or UPS. The post office.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:14 PM (Q4IgG)

Amazon will use whichever delivery service is cheapest. That makes perfect sense...but they are also building out their own systems at an impressive rate.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 12:21 PM (ZCCyW)

47 just installed my scratch and dent home depot buy

300 bucks for a 700 buck A/C, 25K btus frigidaire

plus I had gift cards from Chase points, so like free

the only problem was it weighs like 150 pounds

which is just about the load limit for this old man

and I had to run a 220 plug near the unit

that cost 200 bucks in material

Posted by: REDACTED at May 28, 2023 12:22 PM (us2H3)

48
When I order from Amazon most of the stuff they deliver with their trucks, second place is UPS, third place is USPS. I might have gotten something FedEx once. I guess I've been a customer for a decade now, easy.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 28, 2023 12:22 PM (enJYY)

49 Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:20 PM (Q4IgG)

I've only had pizza delivered in the past. Admittedly that is ripe for tampering. But the frequency of people delivering your food being psycho was a lot lower back then.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 12:22 PM (BqNkw)

50 It's a jungle out there

Posted by: REDACTED at May 28, 2023 12:23 PM (us2H3)

51 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2023 12:23 PM (pmmLi)

52 I don't understand the allure of pre-cooked food delivered. Or, for that matter, those "meal box" type services where you get (supposedly) the ingredients to make your own dinner.

My wife, who detests cooking, tried one of those services (Blue Apron). After you've unpacked it, you're confronted with an enormous pile of waste packaging.

It amuses me that there is a large overlap between those who use such services, and those who claim they're green because they put a piece of plastic in the recycling bin, where it will go to China, and then be tossed in the ocean.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:23 PM (eOEVl)

53 "My husband and I have invested a lot in figuring out how to remove the burden of just making sure we always have toilet paper."

The ol' 48-pak at Sam's Club, Jessica dear. Rig up a harness for your boy so he can pull a wagon loaded with TP and dog food.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Experienced Procrastinator at May 28, 2023 12:23 PM (4I/2K)

54 So I ordered a new one this morning. I don't spend a lot of money on these things, and a decent 65" machine can be had for $300. So I ordered it.

--

I haven't bought a TV in a long time (55" at $500 IIRC, and it was a deal at the time) but I walk through and notice prices just because it's interesting. I saw an 80" or so TV at Sams for under $1K. I know it's because it's made from cheap materials that aren't meant to last, and it's tracking and listening and selling your data to supplement the price, but that's still incredible.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:23 PM (QCAe2)

55 Living in New York City, working full time and without a car, Jessica Ray and her husband have come to rely on deliveries of food and just about everything else for their home.

Little did Ray and her husband realize that even as they sat there feeding their dog that designer food, a series of innocuous events, insignificant in themselves, would lead to a catastrophic event that would shatter their lives of privilege and plunge them into a hellscape of terror and death.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 12:23 PM (YGqO/)

56
We do a subscription through Amazon for coffee K-cups. The latest delivery was last Sunday. It was delivered by the local USPS. Not Amazon, FedEx or UPS. The post office.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


Many deliveries start out with UPS and get handed over to the USPS for the final delivery.

https://tinyurl.com/mwtp67ys

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2023 12:24 PM (63Dwl)

57 This topic reinforces for me a notion that only solidified in my mind in the last 5 years or so. Namely, all my illusions about my readiness to survive if/when TSHTF are just that…. Illusions. I’m in better shape than most 29+ year olds of my vintage and spent some time in the service so have familiarity with firearms. But I’m no John Rambo or Kit Carson…. Without the infrastructure of civilization I’d probably starve in a matter of months, best case. I’m thinking Jessica Ray wouldn’t even last that long. People don’t realize how fragile peace and prosperity are… the nuts running our country now are playing with fire

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 12:24 PM (GPGR5)

58 Why not just sit closer to a smaller tv?

Posted by: gourmand du jour at May 28, 2023 12:25 PM (MeG8a)

59 I use amazon so I can stay out of the Charlotte traffic... It's a great service I like using and I happily take advantage of it.

---

I'm similar. And if there is the *slightest* thing wrong with my order, be it a leak, tear, day late, etc. I contact chat and they'll give me a $5-$10 credit (or sometimes the item for free). It's a contract, and I expect items to arrive on time and as described.

I doubt I've paid for an Amazon subscription in years.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:26 PM (QCAe2)

60 This topic reinforces for me a notion that only solidified in my mind in the last 5 years or so. Namely, all my illusions about my readiness to survive if/when TSHTF are just that…. Illusions.

I think about that sometimes. I'd only last until my current bottle of contact lens cleaner ran out. After that, I'm a sitting duck for predators, animal or human.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:26 PM (eOEVl)

61 Archeologists Uncover Target Store Ruins From Sodom And Gomorrah
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May 27, 2023 · BabylonBee.com

ha fucking haha

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 28, 2023 12:26 PM (BRHaw)

62
38 The rates of pay are set between UPS and the local.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:11 PM (ZdaMQ)

Pay rates are set in the national contract. The locals have nothing to do with it. There are regional riders that may pay a little more for certain jobs, but most of the pay details are in the national contract.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May

I have never worked for UPS so admittedly clueless about their CBA relationship. I have never (and never would) agree to a national contract for the company I did have Teamsters at - a national contract gives WAY too much strength to unions. In fact, I dissolved one with the UAW through a lock out. I will give both the Teamsters and the USW credit for their grievance training programs.
The IBEW is the most fun to negotiate with - those cats are smart.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:27 PM (ZdaMQ)

63 'Rachel'? Or 'Jessica'?

Posted by: Nazdar at May 28, 2023 12:27 PM (9XWKq)

64 Gave away my TV recently. Feels great.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 28, 2023 12:27 PM (DhOHl)

65 The comeuppance for the entitled retards in society will be amusing.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 28, 2023 12:27 PM (+Wcyp)

66 Interesting. Of the relatively few times I order from Amazon, the items have never once been delivered by another carrier.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 28, 2023 12:27 PM (Xrfse)

67 *pictures dude jerking a chicken before putting it in a box*
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:20 PM


Sounds intriguing, if you mean what I think you do.

Posted by: Atomic Pup Handler at May 28, 2023 12:27 PM (a3Q+t)

68 Having a truck bring things to a house daily, all different things, beats me going a few miles and getting it all at once.
Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM


Works for me.

Posted by: John Kerry, OBF (Order of the Blue Falcon) at May 28, 2023 12:29 PM (a3Q+t)

69 I worked for a natgas utility that went on strike. Then mgmt locked us out. Weeks out of work, no strike fund, huge strain on my marriage- and in the end we accepted a contract only marginally above what we were getting. That's when I decided I was anti-union.

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:29 PM (geLO8)

70 Mark Rober recently did an interesting video about drone delivery.

https://youtu.be/DOWDNBu9DkU

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 28, 2023 12:29 PM (DhOHl)

71 "My husband and I have invested a lot in figuring out how to remove the burden of just making sure we always have toilet paper."

The ol' 48-pak at Sam's Club, Jessica dear. Rig up a harness for your boy so he can pull a wagon loaded with TP and dog food.
Posted by: Count de Monet

And make that one square count.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 28, 2023 12:30 PM (+Wcyp)

72 I will give both the Teamsters and the USW credit for their grievance training programs.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:27 PM (ZdaMQ)

Where I worked at UPS, upper management set the tone for all tussles with the union, and they were a bunch of cowardly scum.

I knew the contract better than all but one steward and business manager, so I could have cleaned their clocks if I had been supported by the district and region.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 12:30 PM (ZCCyW)

73 My Dad owned an old log cabin right the main drag of Red River NM

at the base of the skimpy ski area in Red River

but we always went to TSV for skiing

been to Texas Reds about a 100 times

Texas Reds has a basement where there are stuff like air hockey and pinball

in the early 70's, met a really, really drunk Stephen Stills in the basement. He was on the floor, leaning next to a pinball machine

he was from Dallas and lotsa of Dallas folks went to Red River

Posted by: REDACTED at May 28, 2023 12:30 PM (us2H3)

74
She is a Houyhnhnm..


Well, to be fair...she does have a horse face.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2023 12:31 PM (RJQ8g)

75 And I have had Amazon orders delivered by Amazon, FedEx, UPS and USPS.

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:31 PM (geLO8)

76 I guess I hadn't noticed the USPS doing more Sunday deliveries. In my world, the one I remember, the post office didn't deliver mail on Sundays and holidays.

*shrugs*

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:31 PM (Q4IgG)

77 My wife is an OT. She also specializes in Aging in Place. Simple routines like getting a list, getting to the store, shopping, and returning home are not menial task.

There is a mental and physical benefit to these everyday task as one ages.

You see better run assisted living centers making weekly shopping trips for their people. It makes a big difference.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 28, 2023 12:31 PM (BRHaw)

78 76 I guess I hadn't noticed the USPS doing more Sunday deliveries. In my world, the one I remember, the post office didn't deliver mail on Sundays and holidays.

*shrugs*
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:31 PM (Q4IgG)

It was a last mile plan they started about 5 or 6 years ago.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 28, 2023 12:32 PM (BRHaw)

79 Indy 500:
Stupid Liberals are obsessed with this 'balance' in everything: "What will it take to get more women to take part in the sport in the future?"
How about maybe women are not interested to be racing drivers in any meaningful numbers? And why is it important that women take part? ... wait, so trannies can eventually replace them?

Posted by: Ciampino - % of men racing is? at May 28, 2023 12:32 PM (qfLjt)

80 WHY ISN'T SHE USING A BIDET TO SAVE THE PLANET!

Posted by: mpfs, is it PRIDE month yet? Asking for a friend. at May 28, 2023 12:32 PM (19Hqr)

81 >>>
This topic reinforces for me a notion that only solidified in my mind in the last 5 years or so. Namely, all my illusions about my readiness to survive if/when TSHTF are just that…. Illusions. I’m in better shape than most 29+ year olds of my vintage and spent some time in the service so have familiarity with firearms. But I’m no John Rambo or Kit Carson…. Without the infrastructure of civilization I’d probably starve in a matter of months, best case. I’m thinking Jessica Ray wouldn’t even last that long. People don’t realize how fragile peace and prosperity are… the nuts running our country now are playing with fire
Posted by: LinusVanPelt


Slow collapse into third world shit hnole would be quite survivable. But are betters are determined to make collapse of Venezuela appear graceful.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:32 PM (ga8qR)

82 I think about that sometimes. I'd only last until my current bottle of contact lens cleaner ran out. After that, I'm a sitting duck for predators, animal or human.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:26 PM (eOEVl)

++++
I can empathize. What's worse though, will be the people who are on live sustaining medication, like for diabetes. Prescription drugs are so tightly controlled now, I don't think many people are able to get their meds with an overlap of even one day.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2023 12:33 PM (ZOqVG)

83 Hunter-gatherers >> online orderers-porch pirates

Posted by: Count de Monet, Experienced Procrastinator at May 28, 2023 12:33 PM (4I/2K)

84
41 Negotiating (ironically) my consultant fees as we type.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:15 PM (ZdaMQ)

Add 10% to whatever number you just typed into the email.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May
I will let them know I stress tested my rates with others and a 10% increase is warranted. 😂😂

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:33 PM (ZdaMQ)

85 I haven't bought a TV in a long time (55" at $500 IIRC, and it was a deal at the time) but I walk through and notice prices just because it's interesting. I saw an 80" or so TV at Sams for under $1K. I know it's because it's made from cheap materials that aren't meant to last, and it's tracking and listening and selling your data to supplement the price, but that's still incredible.
Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:23 PM (QCAe2)

Prices have gotten ridiculously low, and frankly I'm not sure why anyone needs to pay 2-3 times as much for a "name" brand on the thing.

Are they scooping up my data? I don't know. I've given up on that. Every device I own scoops up my data, we have no such thing as privacy anymore. I could care, maybe I should care, but I don't.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 12:34 PM (PE7Mp)

86 And I hate the idea of someone else fingering my food.


That's no finger.

Posted by: Obi Wan Kenobi at May 28, 2023 12:35 PM (ufFY8)

87 "So 100 of us driving our individual cars is better than one UPS truck on a set route that he travels almost daily..."

yeah, people shop for entertainment, not to conserve energy. But many items are too heavy to be cost effective having it shipped. Not sure if Amazon takes a loss on such things, or just makes less.

I just got a five gallon bucket of oil delivered by FedEx from WalMart. If I had to pay the "normal" shipping rate, it would have been much more. They must have some agreement on pricing to get big discounts.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 28, 2023 12:35 PM (Cus5s)

88 I think about that sometimes. I'd only last until my current bottle of contact lens cleaner ran out. After that, I'm a sitting duck for predators, animal or human.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:26 PM (eOEVl)

++++
I can empathize. What's worse though, will be the people who are on live sustaining medication, like for diabetes. Prescription drugs are so tightly controlled now, I don't think many people are able to get their meds with an overlap of even one day.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2023 12:33 PM (ZOqVG)

Well then, there's only one thing left to do. Let's Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory!

Posted by: Count de Monet, Experienced Procrastinator at May 28, 2023 12:35 PM (4I/2K)

89 I think about that sometimes. I'd only last until my current bottle of contact lens cleaner ran out. After that, I'm a sitting duck for predators, animal or human.
Posted by: Archimedes

Sure you can search the net for how to make your own. Probably from unscented bleach.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:36 PM (ga8qR)

90 >And I hate the idea of someone else fingering my food.


The food doesn't like it either.
Hey now

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:36 PM (geLO8)

91 Entitled bitch appears to be a One in the first pic of the link.

I would let her show me her tits.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 28, 2023 12:36 PM (ufFY8)

92 UPS should get McCarthy to negotiate for them with the Teamsters. He did such a bang up job on the debt limit. I expected so little from McCarthy and he didn't even achieve that.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at May 28, 2023 12:36 PM (17s+e)

93 Hunter-gatherers >> online orderers-porch pirates
Posted by: Count de Monet, Experienced Procrastinator at May 28, 2023 12:33 PM


One could argue they're the same thing.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2023 12:36 PM (a3Q+t)

94 Slow collapse into third world shit hnole would be quite survivable. But are betters are determined to make collapse of Venezuela appear graceful.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:32 PM (ga8qR)

I keep hoping, if we're going to go that route, let's just have an exchange of nooks. Get it over with, fast and furious.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 12:37 PM (PE7Mp)

95 life = live

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2023 12:38 PM (ZOqVG)

96 if you live in New England or the surrounding area

there is online kinda tag sale online in auction form

It's on the up and up. I've bought a bunch of stuff from the site

TVs are pretty common

bought a 45" Sony with a roliing stand, 90 bucks

auction ninja

Posted by: REDACTED at May 28, 2023 12:38 PM (us2H3)

97 Heyjackass.com has 12 people dead this weekend from 12pm Friday to 8am today in Chicago. That already equals the highest death toll in the memorial day weekend in the last ten years and the weekend goes to 6am Tuesday. Guess the yellow vest peacekeepers aren't panning out

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 28, 2023 12:38 PM (/0N3H)

98 Add 10% to whatever number you just typed into the email.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 12:19 PM


Works for me.

Posted by: The Big Guy at May 28, 2023 12:39 PM (a3Q+t)

99
Sure you can search the net for how to make your own. Probably from unscented bleach.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:36 PM


My store bought contact lens cleaner is basically (roughly) 8% hydrogen peroxide, 91% water, and 1% some other stuff.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 28, 2023 12:39 PM (enJYY)

100 Where I worked at UPS, upper management set the tone for all tussles with the union, and they were a bunch of cowardly scum.

I knew the contract better than all but one steward and business manager, so I could have cleaned their clocks if I had been supported by the district and region.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 12:30 PM (ZCCyW)

I loved having people like you at the table with me. It was a godsend. I would get so upset with supervisors and leaders who didn’t know the CBA. The stewards always have a well worn copy with them. So should leaders. But, for insight into my evil little mind, I always printed the CBAs too big to fit in pockets. If the union wanted pocket sized ones, they could print them themselves. 😃

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:39 PM (ZdaMQ)

101 yeah, people shop for entertainment, not to conserve energy. But many items are too heavy to be cost effective having it shipped. Not sure if Amazon takes a loss on such things, or just makes less.

--

I meant on returns. Amazon is trying to convince people that 100 individuals driving individual cars 10-30 miles to the UPS store to return a $10 item is better than the UPS truck picking it up at some point in the next week as it travels its daily route.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:39 PM (QCAe2)

102 Entitled bitch appears to be a One in the first pic of the link.

I would let her show me her tits.
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 28, 2023 12:36 PM (ufFY


Those guitars hanging on the wall are going to be useless when the power goes out.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 12:39 PM (YGqO/)

103 Kevin is gonna rely on dim votes to pass the shitshow

Posted by: REDACTED at May 28, 2023 12:39 PM (us2H3)

104 97 Heyjackass.com has 12 people dead this weekend from 12pm Friday to 8am today in Chicago. That already equals the highest death toll in the memorial day weekend in the last ten years and the weekend goes to 6am Tuesday. Guess the yellow vest peacekeepers aren't panning out
Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 28

Maybe some social services kiosks should have been installed.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 12:40 PM (ZdaMQ)

105 My wife and I are polar opposites re: online shopping. I go to the grocery store almost daily so I can inspect what I'm buying and have it as fresh as possible. Meanwhile, the Queen of the Amazon has 8-15 packages per week left on the porch in addition to at least weekly pickups of groceries bought online.

Posted by: PabloD at May 28, 2023 12:40 PM (oERDG)

106 Slow collapse into third world shit hnole would be quite survivable. But are betters are determined to make collapse of Venezuela appear graceful.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:32 PM (ga8qR)
===

Weird that the same voting machine companies (I think one was renamed but same people) that elected Chavez elected Biden. Same results.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at May 28, 2023 12:41 PM (17s+e)

107 Heyjackass.com has 12 people dead this weekend from 12pm Friday to 8am today in Chicago.
--

It would be interesting to know how many counties across the U.S. go an entire year without having 12 murders.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:41 PM (QCAe2)

108 I will never be counted among those that choose to have people shop for me. Being 10 miles from town I plan my twice a week trip for groceries, feed and mail. I like picking my own food

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2023 12:41 PM (BBBGc)

109 Those guitars hanging on the wall are going to be useless when the power goes out.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 12:39 PM (YGqO/)

Mrs. anchorbabe noticed the guitars right away.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 28, 2023 12:41 PM (ufFY8)

110 Hassle factor. As someone well past 29, I very frequently consider the hassle factor. It's much easier for someone in their 20s or 30s to haul a sack of cat food up to my apartment than for me to go to the store, hunt for the brand I feed the little monsters, toss it into a cart, haul it out to my car, then drag it from the car to my apartment. I hate fighting my way through Wal-Mart just to find a couple of hair products. And Republic of Tea just dropped a box of 250 Mango Ceylon tea bags at my door. You can't buy the 250 tea bag boxes in a retail store. Yes, the XO works just across the street from a HyVee, but he doesn't like HyVee these days. And I'm sure every 'ette reading this will agree that husbands can't be trusted to pick up the exact item she needs.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at May 28, 2023 12:41 PM (B7rlW)

111 I'd love to know how much that cost. I bet they intend it to mean amazon and such, but I bet they spend $7000+ per year on getting Big Macs and Taco Bell brought to their apartment, too.

My 14 yr old granddaughter will Doordash Starbucks to HER F*CKING MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!!

How many messed up things can we find in this?

- She has her own debit card (effectively unlimited $$$ without working for it)
- The school allows it
- So spoiled she can't delay gratification for even a sec
- Parents allow, nay, promote it
- there's much more - spit!

Her generation, if this stuff is widespread, is doomed.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 28, 2023 12:42 PM (qoGsy)

112 At least you can make your own fireball whiskey.

Posted by: So there's that at May 28, 2023 12:43 PM (DhOHl)

113 Nice rant!
(I appreciate a good rant)

Posted by: a.moron at May 28, 2023 12:44 PM (F6Xpw)

114 My 14 yr old granddaughter will Doordash Starbucks to HER F***ING MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!!


Coffee? Whoa, dude. I draw the line at pizza.

Posted by: Spicoli at May 28, 2023 12:44 PM (eOEVl)

115 "I don't even know where to buy dog food," said Jessica Ray of the specialty food she buys for the family's aging dog.
---
Wow. This encapsulates so much wrong with her mindset.

She'll be lunch herself when the burning times come for NYC...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 28, 2023 12:44 PM (BpYfr)

116 Heyjackass.com has 12 people dead this weekend from 12pm Friday to 8am today in Chicago.

More social workers need to be dispatched to 911 calls.

Posted by: Let's Go Chicago Brandon! at May 28, 2023 12:44 PM (2tUFv)

117 If only Whitey had given the money that Mayor Brandon Johnson is extort... stealing sooner than all those aspiring rap stars and future college graduates wouldn't have needed to do all that murder, assault, rape, and stealing.

Just more White Supremacy.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at May 28, 2023 12:44 PM (17s+e)

118 I'm similar. And if there is the *slightest* thing wrong with my order, be it a leak, tear, day late, etc. I contact chat and they'll give me a $5-$10 credit (or sometimes the item for free). It's a contract, and I expect items to arrive on time and as described.

I doubt I've paid for an Amazon subscription in years.
Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:26 PM (QCAe2)

Amazon has pretty decent customer service. They make it easy to return stuff that isn't right, for whatever reason, and most recently were prepared to refund an order the post office dimwits delivered to the wrong house.

Now, whichever neighbor got it (Amazon gives you a pic of the order on your... or your neighbor's doorstep) put it at my door the next day, and I could have gotten my full refund AND my stuff. But, well, that's not how I roll.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 12:45 PM (LKYPT)

119 Archeologists Uncover Target Store Ruins From Sodom And Gomorrah
SCRIPTURE

--

You might've been the one that posted it, but there was a not-the-bee article about archaeologists finally determining what a tablet found on Mt. Ebal and dating back to the 13th century BC or so that was found on Mt. Ebal had inscribed on it.

"You are cursed by the god yhw, cursed."

The neat part? Deuteronomy 11:29:

"29 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal."

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:45 PM (QCAe2)

120 >>My 14 yr old granddaughter will Doordash Starbucks to HER F***ING MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!!


so how much does that end up costing?

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:45 PM (geLO8)

121 Those UPS jobs are like owning a franchise. They are so absurdly overpaid. It's not work I'd want to do, but it's six figures and a pension for something a high school drop out with special needs could easily handle.

It will all be automated in the near future.

Posted by: Blago at May 28, 2023 12:46 PM (cjeiY)

122 Now, whichever neighbor got it (Amazon gives you a pic of the order on your... or your neighbor's doorstep) put it at my door the next day, and I could have gotten my full refund AND my stuff. But, well, that's not how I roll.
Posted by: BurtTC

-

Yeah, I won't lie over something like that to take advantage, but if the laundry detergent is leaking I'll let them know and get a credit to my account.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:46 PM (QCAe2)

123 Door Dash is when you want someone to go to McDonald's for you, right? Their fries stay hot almost as long as it takes you exit the parking lot. Can't imagine having that stuff delivered.

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:47 PM (geLO8)

124 >>> Entitled bitch appears to be a One in the first pic of the link.

So she can 'work' for food in the starving times?

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:47 PM (ga8qR)

125 110 Hassle factor.

Do you ever go out and while you're out say this is why I don't go out?

Posted by: Just Sayin' at May 28, 2023 12:47 PM (DhOHl)

126 so how much does that end up costing?
Posted by: DB

Easily $12-15 a pop. And she tips big. So. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at May 28, 2023 12:48 PM (qoGsy)

127 Her generation, if this stuff is widespread, is doomed.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 28, 2023 12:42 PM (qoGsy)

I watched The Breakfast Club last night ( at least as much as I could stand). To make you feel better ( or maybe worse) seems like we have already seen the generation that is f'ing up the world.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 12:48 PM (BqNkw)

128 My UPS driver is here most every day, mostly for business stuff. He's a happy guy. I suspect he makes way more money than I do.

Posted by: fd at May 28, 2023 12:48 PM (iayUP)

129 >>Do you ever go out and while you're out say this is why I don't go out?

Posted by: Just Sayin'



Yes. That's why I don't go out.

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:48 PM (geLO8)

130 It would be interesting to know how many counties across the U.S. go an entire year without having 12 murders.
Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:41 PM (QCAe2)

My little area would be roughly one tenth... maybe one 15th the size of Chitcago. I don't think we've had a murder this year, at least not one I can recall seeing on my little nooz site.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 12:48 PM (LKYPT)

131 >>Easily $12-15 a pop. And she tips big. So. . .

Posted by: Tonypete


does she know this is ridiculous?

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:49 PM (geLO8)

132 >>> 1% some other stuff

Antimicrobial? Nah, peroxide should do that...
OR, more likely, a dab of KY jelly to keep things smooth, slick, and suptle.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 28, 2023 12:49 PM (ga8qR)

133 I think about that sometimes. I'd only last until my current bottle of contact lens cleaner ran out. After that, I'm a sitting duck for predators, animal or human.
Posted by: Archimedes


Naaa.
Some simple steps and you can last awhile. Its been discussed in these threads before. I figure Mrs D and I can last quite a long time. I can go even longer but I would miss Mrs D.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 12:50 PM (YGqO/)

134 Buy the kid a Thermos!

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:50 PM (geLO8)

135 My UPS driver is here most every day, mostly for business stuff. He's a happy guy. I suspect he makes way more money than I do.
Posted by: fd at May 28, 2023 12:48 PM (iayUP)

We had a food delivery recently, which we don't typically do, but whatever. Usually food deliveries are dropped at the door, and I never see the driver. This guy rang the bell.

Ok, that's nice. Must have been well past typical retirement age. I felt a little bad I "only" tipped 20% for the delivery. Yeesh, guy, what did you do in life to end up having to do this job?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 12:51 PM (LKYPT)

136 134 Buy the kid a Thermos!

From Amazon.

Posted by: Heh at May 28, 2023 12:51 PM (DhOHl)

137 On the way to bed, but I just can't let this go.
"339 Don't German speakers often tack a "Bitte?" on the end of a sentence? Maybe that's the source of it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
____________________
Yes, but why isn't it used in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Texas or other fly-over areas with heavy German ancestry?
Posted by: Biff Pocoroba"

It's been Americanized:
"Out my way... Bitch!"

Posted by: LenNeal at May 28, 2023 12:51 PM (/BBNv)

138 Starbucks? Delivered?? Luxury! We had to dig our own Starbucks coffee up from the earthworm farm!

Posted by: fd at May 28, 2023 12:52 PM (iayUP)

139 Be sure to scroll down in the first link to read this article:

"A woman was ghosted by a recruiter after 9 interviews following a slow down in hiring"

https://tinyurl.com/2qfsrghh

Imagine having a grown 40 year old woman walk into your office or on your computer screen with bright blue hair and NOT moving on down the list.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:52 PM (QCAe2)

140 that's where I got mine

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:52 PM (geLO8)

141 It's funny how much of a better job Amazon does delivering things than UPS. Especially considering the UPS staff is paid WAY more and its been their only business for about 100 years.

UPS is just terrible all around at everything they do. Those UPS stores on every corner are such a rip off also. I have a family member that owns a few.

Posted by: Blago at May 28, 2023 12:52 PM (cjeiY)

142 You had an earthworm farm?

Posted by: Worse off at May 28, 2023 12:53 PM (DhOHl)

143 Yeah, I won't lie over something like that to take advantage, but if the laundry detergent is leaking I'll let them know and get a credit to my account.
Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:46 PM (QCAe2)

Absolutely. It comes as it should, or you're going to pay me one way or another.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 12:53 PM (LKYPT)

144 When I was out of a job after I graduated college in Louisiana, I worked sweeping out and washing UPS trailers and trucks. Made me double my efforts to find a job. Eventually made a decision to move to NYC to look for a job .

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 12:53 PM (BqNkw)

145 Sigh. Yesterday was the 320th anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg, so of course the Moscow Times ran a relevant article:

In ‘Places of Tenderness and Heat,' Olga Petri Maps the Queer History of Late Imperial St. Petersburg

I propose a new mass social movement: "Homosexuality Is Boring."

Really, it's not that interesting - and the obsessive focus of modern-day "progressives" on homosexuality in history, literature, and everything else is also dull and uninteresting.

Posted by: Four More Days To Pride Month! at May 28, 2023 12:53 PM (2tUFv)

146 UPS Strike Looms; Homebound Karens To Be Hardest Hit

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:54 PM (geLO8)

147 Starbucks? Delivered?? Luxury! We had to dig our own Starbucks coffee up from the earthworm farm!
Posted by: fd at May 28, 2023 12:52 PM (iayUP)

You had an earthworm farm???

We had to wait until the pigs shat out our Starbucks coffee grounds...

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 12:54 PM (LKYPT)

148 LOL.

When my wife became disabled from M.S., my Saturdays were doing all the things that a healthy partner in life does. Laundry, shopping, vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms.

Sundays were nice.

It really wasn't terrible. Wifey loved me will all of her heart. I just had to do what had to be done. We are stronger than we know, or the grace of God got us through it, or both. But yes. You have to man-up.

She says nothing of her weekday evenings. Cannot a load or two of laundry be done? Cannot a trip to the grocery store be squeezed in?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 28, 2023 12:55 PM (vg8N1)

149 "Homosexuality Is Boring."

It is. You've either got two dicks, or two hoohaws. Where's the diversity in that?

Posted by: fd at May 28, 2023 12:55 PM (iayUP)

150 " I expected so little from McCarthy and he didn't even achieve that."

looks like near full surrender ... kicks the can past the election, if we survive that long.

"They didn’t raise the debt ceiling by an amount.
They set a new date of January 1, 2025.
So technically the debt ceiling is now unlimited for the next 19 months. They did this because actually having to agree to $36 trillion in the headlines would be impossible to pass.
@WallStreetSilv
This means that during the next recession in 2023-2024 if tax revenue declines and spending increases, they can borrow an unlimited amount of money for the spending spree to re-inflate the economy."

Posted by: illiniwek at May 28, 2023 12:55 PM (Cus5s)

151 I like delivery of the heavier items that I use. Not able to handle them like I used to. It's a convenience of which I've learned to depend.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at May 28, 2023 12:55 PM (BdMk6)

152 When TSHTF what is going to be a problem for many of us will be a shortage of necessary pharmaceuticals needed to survive long term: BP medications, blood thinners, insulin and other diabetic drugs, antibiotics, anti-parasitic chemicals, etc. If someone is on oxygen and the power goes? Well, too bad.

Posted by: Ciampino -- % of men racing is? at May 28, 2023 12:57 PM (qfLjt)

153 Heavier items?

Like 50 lb cans of ammo?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 28, 2023 12:57 PM (vg8N1)

154 It would be interesting to know how many counties across the U.S. go an entire year without having 12 murders.
Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, which is the point of what we're seeing at May 28, 2023 12:41 PM (QCAe2)


Probably like so much of the country...exclude the cities and the figures change significantly. In my county, exclude Tacoma and I think the number is 0 for the last ten years.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 12:57 PM (YGqO/)

155 What's wrong with standing in line for toilet paper?

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at May 28, 2023 12:57 PM (vx+Vz)

156 >We had to wait until the pigs shat out our Starbucks coffee grounds...

Posted by: BurtTC


You were lucky. We had to scour the rubbish tips for discarded grounds, all the while dodging huge piles of rotting fish being dumped on us

Posted by: DB - hey now! at May 28, 2023 12:58 PM (geLO8)

157 *It is. You've either got two dicks, or two hoohaws. Where's the diversity in that?*

Celebrate similarity!

Posted by: At least the rainbow flag has more than one color at May 28, 2023 12:58 PM (DhOHl)

158 So? my gold and silver will continue to be stronger than the dollar?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 28, 2023 12:58 PM (vg8N1)

159 Isn't Bitte German for Please?

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2023 12:58 PM (xhxe8)

160 Amazon outsources pymnt for its low wages to the rest of society.

The modal American hatred of high wages is aggressive stupidity.

None of the economic difficulties this country faces is caused by high wages.

And low wages exacerbate the problems.

"Conservatism" has been a curse on this nation.

Probably the dumbest meme ideology ever disseminated successfully.

Posted by: Thesokorus at May 28, 2023 12:59 PM (1b+TJ)

161
Oops... my contact lens cleaning solution is 3% peroxide. In a pinch I've made my own with a low degree of accuracy siding on the higher side.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 28, 2023 12:59 PM (enJYY)

162 Heavier items?

Like 50 lb cans of ammo?
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse


My late wife called the bomb squad once on the big ammo can delivered and sitting on the porch while I was at work.

Lots of chuckles all around. (Except from late wife.)

Posted by: Tonypete at May 28, 2023 12:59 PM (qoGsy)

163 It's funny about the Thames valley (Oxford). There is on average one murder every ten years.

Inspector Morse could not have found enough interesting work.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 28, 2023 12:59 PM (vg8N1)

164 We have a large, gravel turn-around area at our place. I've let the delivery drivers that visit us know they can use the space to reorganize their loads, make calls, drink or snack without being harassed.

Quite a few are very thankful and make use of it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 12:59 PM (Q4IgG)

165 I think we learned a lot in the second half of March 2020.

Posted by: It wasn't that long ago at May 28, 2023 01:00 PM (DhOHl)

166 I get groceries delivered. It actually keeps me on a budget and I get exactly what we need. Yesterday, J and I deviated from the original planned dinner (first mistake) and ran in to Publix to get the 2 items we needed for the new plan. $175 later with watermelon popsicles, local fish fry batter I never knew we needed and gosh knows what else. Never will I go in a grocery store with him again, on top of reaffirming why delivery works for us. 😃

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:01 PM (ZdaMQ)

167 When TSHTF what is going to be a problem for many of us will be a shortage of necessary pharmaceuticals needed to survive long term: BP medications, blood thinners, insulin and other diabetic drugs, antibiotics, anti-parasitic chemicals, etc. If someone is on oxygen and the power goes? Well, too bad.
Posted by: Ciampino -- % of men racing is? at May 28, 2023 12:57 PM (qfLjt)
***

This is the sad truth of a doomsday scenario. We can laugh at Jessica, and prepare all we can, but good people will suffer due to the loss of medication.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:01 PM (YGqO/)

168 158 So? my gold and silver will continue to be stronger than the dollar?
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 28, 2023 12:58 PM (vg8N1)

Physical gold will very likely continue to increase in price. Quite possibly massively.

The USD will very likely not decrease in value and will likely increase marginally over the near and medium term.

Posted by: Thesokorus at May 28, 2023 01:01 PM (1b+TJ)

169 Trump's guy McCarthy folded like a cheap suit.
Maybe the only time I've seen Republicans completely occupy the high ground against a worthless President that cant form a sentence.

Did even Paul Ryan get like $500 billion in cuts from Obama?

Posted by: Blago at May 28, 2023 01:01 PM (cjeiY)

170 UPS is hands down the worst delivery service in my area, even worse than the USPS, so that's saying something,

Even Fedex got its shit together by photographing every package and giving you the ability to rate the driver. UPS does fuck all.

One of my recent USP deliveries I got the notification that it was delivered at my door. Nope. I checked all the buildings around here. Nope. Filed a claim and had words with the processing center here.

My last UPS delivery, the box was in shreds and the item dented. Unreal.

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at May 28, 2023 01:02 PM (VTu1l)

171 Never will I go in a grocery store with him again, on top of reaffirming why delivery works for us. 😃
Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:01 PM (ZdaMQ)

It is a great service and has nothing necessarily to do with laziness.

Posted by: Thesokorus at May 28, 2023 01:02 PM (1b+TJ)

172 127 - Polynikes: I happened upon the Breakfast Club last night while flicking around. After less than 5 minutes of the Emilio Estevez character whining about how hard it was to be a HS sports star, I couldn’t take it…. Flicked away. Not John Hughes’ best film

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:03 PM (xT8gx)

173 If you look up counties by demographics you can guess which ones have low or zero murder rate.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:03 PM (BqNkw)

174 "Never will I go in a grocery store with him again, on top of reaffirming why delivery works for us. 😃
Posted by: Piper "


Me: I went to the grocery store.

Mrs fd: Did you get the stuff on the list?

Me: No, I got the stuff that was not on the list.

Posted by: fd at May 28, 2023 01:03 PM (iayUP)

175 This means that during the next recession in 2023-2024 if tax revenue declines and spending increases, they can borrow an unlimited amount of money for the spending spree to re-inflate the economy."
Posted by: illiniwek at May 28, 2023 12:55 PM (Cus5s)

It's funny how certain words like "recession" mean nothing anymore. Next recession? Sure. We're not in one, we haven't BEEN in one since the start of Covidland, and that's not inflation we're all are experiencing every day the rest of our lives.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:03 PM (LKYPT)

176 This is the sad truth of a doomsday scenario. We can laugh at Jessica, and prepare all we can, but good people will suffer due to the loss of medication.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:01 PM (YGqO/)

That will be one of my personal limitations. If CVS is closed, I’m out of options on the medication front…

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:05 PM (xT8gx)

177 Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:03 PM (xT8gx

Molly Ringwald taking out the Sushi for lunch is what Tonypetes comment reminded me of.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:05 PM (BqNkw)

178 Three people, two cats, and one dog in our household.... and it takes me about 45 minutes round trip to do our semi-weekly grocery shopping (3-4 minutes more if I pick up a bribe at Scooter's Coffee for my husband to carry groceries into the house).

By having things just magically show up at your door, you're not teaching your child the value of money. Price comparisons, sale hunting, buying generic instead of namebrand (honestly, sometimes the generic tastes better)... these are all important skills that kids need tangible examples of.

Posted by: pookysgirl, sale hunter extrordinaire at May 28, 2023 01:06 PM (dtlDP)

179 "A woman was ghosted by a recruiter after 9 interviews following a slow down in hiring"

***************

Grow the fuck up you stupid cunt bunny

I've been ghosted at every stage of the process, I literally got ghosted twice this past week. Thank God I'm gainfully employed, so I'm just looking for a side hustle, but this idea that ghosting only happens because I HAVE A VAGINA AND BEING OPPRESSED BY THE PATRIARCHY oh for fuck sake STFU already

And wash the blue out of your hair you goddamned useless man faced hag

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at May 28, 2023 01:06 PM (VTu1l)

180 Love the opening scene package delivery of Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

Posted by: When Jim Carrey was good at May 28, 2023 01:07 PM (DhOHl)

181 UPS strike looms in a world grown reliant on everything delivered everywhere all the time
--------

And this is the reason that I do not order *anything* from Amazon, and only rarely buy at Big Box stores.

Not only have they created a dependence on a large and very fragile system, they are destroyers of local employment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2023 01:07 PM (y+Ith)

182
Me: I went to the grocery store.

Mrs fd: Did you get the stuff on the list?

Me: No, I got the stuff that was not on the list.
Posted by: fd at May 28, 2023

Right? It was crazy. We grabbed one of those hand baskets because 2 things. 2 THINGS. We ended up grabbing another one they have placed around the store for people like us. That part was funny at least.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:08 PM (ZdaMQ)

183
If someone is on oxygen and the power goes? Well, too bad.
Posted by: Ciampino -- % of men racing is? at May 28, 2023 12:57 PM


In a true SHTF scenario people with fuel based generators are gonna be shit out of luck within a week or two. I'm looking into a small scale portable solar setup with portable storage (60 pounds) on wheels. Recharges in a matter of hours. Should handle small loads for a long time - stuff like lighting, small frig, toaster, microwave, maybe oxygen, etc.

The only kicker is the price - about four grand. I'm for, the wife against solely based on price.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 28, 2023 01:08 PM (enJYY)

184 When TSHTF Jessica and family won't be able to get out of N.Y. anyway because they don't have a car.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2023 01:09 PM (ZOqVG)

185 Wasn't McCarthy's leadership agreement dependent on him not surrendering as he supposedly has?

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:09 PM (BqNkw)

186 Me: I went to the grocery store.

Mrs fd: Did you get the stuff on the list?

Me: No, I got the stuff that was not on the list.
Posted by: fd at May 28, 2023 01:03 PM (iayUP)

During my brief marriage, I had a very small list of things I wanted picked up, so I could take it for my lunch every day. It wasn't hard to do, just pick up that stuff.

Then she'd come home with everything EXCEPT my lunch stuff. So I just went back to getting my own stuff for lunch, and left her to do the rest. Then I'd get yelled at for not bringing home shit she wanted.

Not the main reason I'm not married anymore, but it didn't help.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:09 PM (81i8c)

187 I do see Grocery Getters at the grocery store are growing in numbers. Was a couple cuties during Covid when it started but haven't seen them in a long time so maybe they moved on.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2023 01:10 PM (xhxe8)

188 Not quite the same as delivery, but I use Kroger's pickup service for certain things (free if you spend $35). Hubby likes his Diet Coke, so when it is on sale, I order a dozen 12 packs and let them bring them out to the car and put them in my trunk.

A lot easier then going into the store and dealing with trying to get them all off a bottom shelf that is jammed tight. I add in anything that is pantry related, nonperishable. After they put the heavy stuff in my trunk, I go park and go into the store to pick my own meats, veggies, frozen, dairy etc.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 28, 2023 01:11 PM (Q8bDL)

189 Right? It was crazy. We grabbed one of those hand baskets because 2 things. 2 THINGS. We ended up grabbing another one they have placed around the store for people like us. That part was funny at least.
Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:08 PM (ZdaMQ)


The asshats at my local Fred Myers no longer put the hand baskets by the door. This makes you use a roller cart instead...thus buying more crap.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:11 PM (YGqO/)

190 When TSHTF Jessica and family won't be able to get out of N.Y. anyway because they don't have a car.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2023 01:09 PM (ZOqVG)

The Stephen King book, The Stand, has quite the gruesome description of what NYC would be like, post-apocalypse.

I got the impression King wasn't a big fan of NYC.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:12 PM (81i8c)

191 Gee; the wife and I have been buying toilet paper, paper towels, rice, beans, vegetables, etc. just in case things go to shit. Some people just love being helpless.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 28, 2023 01:12 PM (4U8+l)

192 I guess milkmen were a sign of cultural rot?

And butchers delivering weekly pkgs as well?

All this was normal and common once.

Posted by: Thesokorus at May 28, 2023 01:12 PM (1b+TJ)

193 Granted that people like her are a stain on society, calling her fat is inaccurate. She actually looks pretty doable in the photos.

Posted by: Ken at May 28, 2023 01:13 PM (7PDge)

194 She actually looks pretty doable in the photos.

************

How many drinks have you had?

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at May 28, 2023 01:14 PM (VTu1l)

195 Eh she's not especially fat, particularly by modern standards. The doughy physique of a sedentary 30-something woman who never hits the gym or the Peloton, which she probably has but uses to hang her Hermes bag collection. Maybe third tier on the go list for long pig. If her privilege and entitlement were anthropomorphized, they'd be large enough to feed every cannibal in the Congo for months.

Posted by: Cannibalism at May 28, 2023 01:14 PM (dhxes)

196 Plan to buy toilet paper? A 12 pack will last me a year.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:15 PM (6fHAE)

197 Membeh when they mocked George Bush for marveling at a grocery store scanner?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:16 PM (RIvkX)

198 NYC would look like the opening scenes in World War Z .

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:16 PM (BqNkw)

199 196 Plan to buy toilet paper? A 12 pack will last me a year.
Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:15 PM (6fHAE)

No shit?

Posted by: Well, at least not much at May 28, 2023 01:17 PM (dhxes)

200 Membeh when they mocked George Bush for marveling at a grocery store scanner?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:16 PM (RIvkX)

I remember them lying about it.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:17 PM (BqNkw)

201 186 - BurtTC: Been happily married for 30+ years, but a continued source of minor annoyance to me is what I consider to be an extreme level of pickiness about brands at the market…. Typical scenario: she’ll give me a list and I go fill it. Inevitably I hear a complaint upon return that I didn’t get the right brand/variant on one or more items. It’s frustrating

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:17 PM (xT8gx)

202 I am not kind to the grocery pickers. They plant the cart in the middle of the aisle and then take up the other part while standing there looking at their phone. I still say excuse me for walking in front of someone in the aisle if there is no behind them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2023 01:17 PM (JnfQc)

203 The Stephen King book, The Stand, has quite the gruesome description of what NYC would be like, post-apocalypse.

Hi there!

Posted by: The End of Atlas Shrugged! at May 28, 2023 01:18 PM (2tUFv)

204 >>>"My husband and I have invested a lot in figuring out how to remove the burden of just making sure we always have toilet paper."

I am having trouble believing the vacuity.

Posted by: m at May 28, 2023 01:18 PM (LdYi7)

205 196 Plan to buy toilet paper? A 12 pack will last me a year.
Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone

We have an almost 12 year old girl and 50% of the time, a 15 year old girl. Plus me. We can go through some toilet paper. I order a case from Sam’s club, their store brand is nice, and split it between the studio and us.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:19 PM (ZdaMQ)

206 The article, re the 'ghosted' woman, has some commentary about blue collar jobs. I abruptly realized that there are now blue hair jobs. I don't think that they pay very well.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2023 01:19 PM (oLF0J)

207 Typical scenario: she’ll give me a list and I go fill it. Inevitably I hear a complaint upon return that I didn’t get the right brand/variant on one or more items. It’s frustrating
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:17 PM (xT8gx)


One advantage to hearing aids...volume control.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:19 PM (YGqO/)

208 I'd rather the "grocery getters" do their shopping for the customers who use curb-side or delivery during off hours.

Like midnight.

They are a real pain in the ass to navigate around while they fill orders with those oversized carts. Carts that block entire aisles.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 01:20 PM (Q4IgG)

209 No shit?

Posted by: Well, at least not much at May 28, 2023 01:17 PM (dhxes)

Hope he'll excuse if I don't shake hands.

Posted by: BignJames at May 28, 2023 01:20 PM (AwYPR)

210 200 Membeh when they mocked George Bush for marveling at a grocery store scanner?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:16 PM (RIvkX)

I remember them lying about it.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:17 PM (BqNkw)

++++

I detest George Bush, but the asshole in the White House right now is mock-worthy multiple times a day.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2023 01:20 PM (ZOqVG)

211 >>> Houyhnhnm

I don't know this word. I'll go read the comments.

Posted by: m at May 28, 2023 01:20 PM (LdYi7)

212 By having things just magically show up at your door, you're not teaching your child the value of money. Price comparisons, sale hunting, buying generic instead of namebrand (honestly, sometimes the generic tastes better)... these are all important skills that kids need tangible examples of.
Posted by: pookysgirl, sale hunter extrordinaire at May 28, 2023 01:06 PM (dtlDP)

I pretty sure all the economic skills you listed are intuitively realized when a household suddenly finds itself in a limited monetary situation. I've seen it happen numerous times.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at May 28, 2023 01:20 PM (BdMk6)

213 As far as marketing, we do it several times a week
-Safeway
-TJ
-Chinese market
-Farmer's market
-Produce stand
Boy F. does inventory its one of his savant traits

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:20 PM (RIvkX)

214 She DOES make me feel pretty good about my survival skills.

Posted by: m at May 28, 2023 01:21 PM (LdYi7)

215 204 >>>"My husband and I have invested a lot in figuring out how to remove the burden of just making sure we always have toilet paper."

I am having trouble believing the vacuity.
Posted by: m at May 28, 2023 01:18 PM (LdYi7)

If you've been paying attention to post GenX women at all, you should be having no trouble at all.

Posted by: They're basically tarded. But somehow go on to live kickass lives. at May 28, 2023 01:22 PM (dhxes)

216 After your terrible canoe accident you should be replenishing your meds.

Not suggesting you stockpile but...

Posted by: Not trying to be mean but... at May 28, 2023 01:22 PM (qdOeg)

217 While we're here, let me make a comment on a related subject. Specifically, working from home.

A lot of conservatives seem to think this growing phenomenon is a good thing. I think it's a horrible thing.

I think they are hoping it will break up urban areas. It may very well do that, and in the process make suburban and rural areas more like modern cities: a bunch of isolated weirdos with an exaggerated sense of their own victimhood and their own importance.i

Posted by: Ken at May 28, 2023 01:23 PM (7PDge)

218 I started buying freezed dried food 20 years ago. Can't believe coming up to the 25 year guarantee on a good portion of what I have. I'm going to be buying some more shortly.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:24 PM (BqNkw)

219 No one likes that woman. No one.

Posted by: m at May 28, 2023 01:24 PM (LdYi7)

220 BurtTC: Been happily married for 30+ years, but a continued source of minor annoyance to me is what I consider to be an extreme level of pickiness about brands at the market…. Typical scenario: she’ll give me a list and I go fill it. Inevitably I hear a complaint upon return that I didn’t get the right brand/variant on one or more items. It’s frustrating
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:17 PM (xT8gx)

Brand loyalty is an artifact of a culture that made sure we were influenced by advertising, and it's now permeated nearly every aspect of our modern life... including the fact that people like me think we need three teevees in a house with two people.

Anyone who thinks they're not susceptible isn't really paying attention, we all are, in our own way. Your wife's adherence to brands is just one form of it... and probably a relatively benign form of it.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:24 PM (+2RZP)

221 The sun came out after we got the graves cleaned up and decorated.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:24 PM (6fHAE)

222
I haven't read the details of the new budget agreement, but-

having read that it's a 2 Year Budget

makes me think it's a big ball of poo.

If McCarthy were serious, it would've been a simple annual budget so the Reps could put heavy Pressure on Punchy and the Dims next year right before the election.

Welcome Back, Failure Theater!

Good to See You Again, Inflation!

It's tough to have a winning season when everyone on your team is a mole.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2023 01:25 PM (RJQ8g)

223 216 After your terrible canoe accident you should be replenishing your meds.

Not suggesting you stockpile but...

Posted by: Not trying to be mean but... at May 28, 2023 01:22 PM (qdOeg)

++++

Perhaps you could do this once and probably for just a minimum amount of meds.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2023 01:25 PM (ZOqVG)

224 I will pay a little more for some brands because I can tell the difference.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (BqNkw)

225 I think they are hoping it will break up urban areas. It may very well do that, and in the process make suburban and rural areas more like modern cities: a bunch of isolated weirdos with an exaggerated sense of their own victimhood and their own importance.i
Posted by: Ken at May 28, 2023 01:23 PM (7PDge)

Hey, I do NOT have an exaggerated sense of victimhood and my own importance!

Posted by: I resemble that remark at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (dhxes)

226 I HATE working from home. It feels like I am stealing time and I never seem to get as much done.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (6fHAE)

227 People confuse me.
Hubbymayhem is a truck driver and is out on the road Mon-Fri. I am the homemaker in this marriage. I do not work outside the home unless you count mowing the grass.
My job duties are cooking, cleaning the house, laundry, dealing with the day to day drama of a teen girl, grocery shopping, and whatever little things come up during the week.
Hubbymayhem runs the weed eater, chainsaw, shovels part of lawn care, will start a load of laundry, load the dishwasher, whatever he sees is needed if I haven't gotten to it.
It's called marriage. It's team work. No one delivers our groceries, no one delivers take out food.
Why do people just decide they don't have to take care of themselves?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (Wy1BU)

228 So the Teamsters are going after UPS. What about FedEx? DHS?

Posted by: Ciampino --- % of men racing is? at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (qfLjt)

229 Not suggesting you stockpile but...
Posted by: Not trying to be mean but... at May 28, 2023 01:22 PM (qdOeg)


But...hell yeah!
Keeping expiration dates in mind, always keep extra on hand. Of everything.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (YGqO/)

230 I think they are hoping it will break up urban areas. It may very well do that, and in the process make suburban and rural areas more like modern cities: a bunch of isolated weirdos with an exaggerated sense of their own victimhood and their own importance.i
Posted by: Ken at May 28, 2023 01:23 PM (7PDge)
===
So you've been to Portland.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (RIvkX)

231 But...hell yeah!
Keeping expiration dates in mind, always keep extra on hand. Of everything.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (YGqO/)

Much like can food, many medications are good well past their expiration date.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:27 PM (BqNkw)

232 Houyhnhnm

I don't know this word. I'll go read the comments.
Posted by: m at May 28, 2023 01:20 PM (LdYi7)



Jonathon Swift has entered the Chat.

With a copy of "Gulliver's Travels" in his back pocket.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (RJQ8g)

233 217 - My company provides the option of WFH. I could do it (I was FORCED to do it during the covid lunacy), but I choose to go to the office. My experience taught me I can’t trust myself: I’d find my mind wandering or I’d take trips to the fridge or start flicking TV channels…. I wasn’t really getting much work done. It sounds nice the concept of getting paid to be half as productive as normal…. But it drove me nuts. No sense of accomplishment

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (xT8gx)

234 Off topic...but... Louie Gohmert for Texas A.G. now!

Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (Uv0D2)

235 Fed Ex isn't union.

Posted by: Not trying to be mean but... at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (qdOeg)

236 naturalfake, I read something about the cuts being on the 10 year plan. If so, this is all for naught

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (JnfQc)

237 lan to buy toilet paper? A 12 pack will last me a year.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone
===

A12 pack of super extra mega rolls will last Mrs. Jukin about 6 weeks. The amount she uses is unbelievable.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (17s+e)

238 I hate my new hash

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:29 PM (RIvkX)

239 A lot of conservatives seem to think this growing phenomenon is a good thing. I think it's a horrible thing.

****************

I've worked from home for 9 years. For me it's a great thing because

1) I hate people
2) I'm introverted and do not do well in group settings
3) I hate people
4) I have a disability I overcome using remote tech, so it's advantageous for me to work from home
5) I hate people

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at May 28, 2023 01:29 PM (VTu1l)

240 Plan to buy toilet paper? A 12 pack will last me a year.
Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone

We have an almost 12 year old girl and 50% of the time, a 15 year old girl. Plus me. We can go through some toilet paper. I order a case from Sam’s club, their store brand is nice, and split it between the studio and us.
Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:19 PM (ZdaMQ)

Yeah, after having shed one full time female, and three part time (part sized) females, my son and I use MUCH less tp. I think I bought one 12 pack since moving to AZ. Maybe we're on our second. I don't remember.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:29 PM (+2RZP)

241 Off topic...but... Louie Gohmert for Texas A.G. now!
Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (Uv0D2)

He would be a good replacement. Paxton did his job very well. His outside the job decision making not so good.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:29 PM (BqNkw)

242 I pretty sure all the economic skills you listed are intuitively realized when a household suddenly finds itself in a limited monetary situation. I've seen it happen numerous times.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons

And they all can be learned with delivery, too. I can see what is on sale and what isn’t, and buy what makes sense per my list. I rotate the store choice based on known sales. For example, Fresh Market has really great meat sales on Tuesdays. I stock up to realize the savings. I also teach the value of sticking to our budget, healthy meal planning, etc.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:30 PM (ZdaMQ)

243 228 So the Teamsters are going after UPS. What about FedEx? DHS?

I meant to add: won't those other carriers pickup the slack?

Posted by: Ciampino - % of women racing is? at May 28, 2023 01:30 PM (qfLjt)

244 I HATE working from home. It feels like I am stealing time and I never seem to get as much done.
Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:26 PM (6fHAE)

This. You said it better than I did

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:30 PM (xT8gx)

245 Off topic...but... Louie Gohmert for Texas A.G. now!
Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (Uv0D2)

Why Louie?

Posted by: MAC V SOG at May 28, 2023 01:31 PM (P4Pk9)

246 naturalfake, I read something about the cuts being on the 10 year plan. If so, this is all for naught
Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (JnfQc)


Hi, Ben Had!!! *waves*

Yeah, the 10 year plans are always boob beat for the rubes.

They are never followed at all. Even in next years budget.

Dead on arrival.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2023 01:31 PM (RJQ8g)

247 Work from home was just right for me. I was getting ready for retirement and discovered people would pay me to stay home and keep doing some fun stuff.
So I did.
I was lucky I guess.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (YGqO/)

248 >>> 7 Wonder if any " Greenie" ever thought having a delivery for every different product is wasting energy?

Read my #4. The analysis has been done. It isn't even close. If you worry about climate change, Amazon is the way to go.
Posted by: Archimedes at May 28, 2023 12:05 PM (eOEVl)

By whom, the same people who want us to live in "15-minute" cities?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (llON8)

249 Off topic...but... Louie Gohmert for Texas A.G. now!
Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (Uv0D2)

This is why I hate these stories, I don't know if the guy deserved to be impeached or not. I've never seen a Republican scandal where people on the right don't launch into the same partisan defending of abhorrent behavior, just like the left does.

Maybe he's totally innocent, I don't know. But he's a politician... and a lawyer, so I'm not betting anything I value on that.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (+2RZP)

250 238 I hate my new hash
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:29 PM (RIvkX)

Yeah. It sucks. Especially after having "ezebt" for so long.

Posted by: Moment of silence for the former hash at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (dhxes)

251 I just stayed at lib little sis and she has a weird tic about paper products and buys really cheap tp, like Soviet level tp.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (RIvkX)

252 an extreme level of pickiness about brands at the market….

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There are some things that it makes sense with, but they should be clearly stated. Pop-tarts, for example, have not been closely replicated by anyone else, and if that's your thing I can see why it would be annoying to get the Ol Roy version.

As the cook in the family I know that some brands tend to have more stems, and I lean towards the big brands for certain canned products (corn, certain beans that are served alone) and couldn't really care less about name brands for others (pintos or navy and white beans for soups or cornbread).

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, we're watching it be used as an attack at May 28, 2023 01:33 PM (5/7b/)

253 I wasn’t really getting much work done. It sounds nice the concept of getting paid to be half as productive as normal…. But it drove me nuts. No sense of accomplishment

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Yeah it's not for everyone, but I had the opposite issue where I'd just work whether it was 11PM, weekends or even Christmas. I don't simply clock out at 5 so it's difficult to "switch" off.

On the upside, it did earn me several company awards, so if I ever have a future employer hesitant about my productivity working at home, I have a good proven track record to point to.

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at May 28, 2023 01:34 PM (VTu1l)

254
237 lan to buy toilet paper? A 12 pack will last me a year.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone
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A12 pack of super extra mega rolls will last Mrs. Jukin about 6 weeks. The amount she uses is unbelievable.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at May 28, 2023 01:28 PM (17s+e)
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Tell me about it (two grown daughters living at home)

Posted by: Ciampino -- % of women racing is? at May 28, 2023 01:34 PM (qfLjt)

255 Read my #4. The analysis has been done. It isn't even close. If you worry about climate change, Amazon is the way to go.

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I suspect Bezos is personally responsible for 20% or more of all trash in the United States.

But muh planet or something.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, we're watching it be used as an attack at May 28, 2023 01:34 PM (5/7b/)

256 Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (+2RZP)

? . I don't know if you misspoke but Republicans will dump a Republican for bad behavior faster than you can say bad behavior.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:34 PM (BqNkw)

257 Work from home was just right for me. I was getting ready for retirement and discovered people would pay me to stay home and keep doing some fun stuff.
So I did.
I was lucky I guess.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (YGqO/)

I could probably work entirely from home, replace the income I have working for an org, do it for myself. And I will... once I "retire." But for now, I know my overall health and well-being is better off if I get up every day and go somewhere... even if I don't like doing so.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:34 PM (+2RZP)

258 251 I just stayed at lib little sis and she has a weird tic about paper products and buys really cheap tp, like Soviet level tp.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (RIvkX)

Ah. Scott 1-ply. Might as well use your bare hand.

Posted by: Why even bother at that point at May 28, 2023 01:35 PM (dhxes)

259 234, 241 - Ken Paxton (Texas AG)…. What did he do that was impeachable? I’m too lazy to read the press stories and I don’t trust the press anyway…. I think what he’s done in office is outstanding and yet it seems like it’s other republicans that are after him. Are they GOPe? Is it personal in some way? This whole kerfuffle doesn’t seem good for the Texas GOP

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:35 PM (xT8gx)

260 Piper just out of curiosity, can your children make change using cash?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2023 01:35 PM (JnfQc)

261 Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (+2RZP)

? . I don't know if you misspoke but Republicans will dump a Republican for bad behavior faster than you can say bad behavior.
Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:34 PM (BqNkw)

No, I'm not talking about the party itself, and without being too specific, I'm mostly talking about people here.

Lots of rah rah coming from commenters, and sometimes posters, who seem to think Republicans never do anything wrong.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:36 PM (+2RZP)

262 Isn't Paxton back in if the Senate does not "convict", or whatever it is called?

Posted by: illiniwek at May 28, 2023 01:36 PM (Cus5s)

263 My company provides the option of WFH. I could do it (I was FORCED to do it during the covid lunacy), but I choose to go to the office. My experience taught me I can’t trust myself: I’d find my mind wandering or I’d take trips to the fridge or start flicking TV channels…. I wasn’t really getting much work done.

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I have spoken to some folks at different colleges, both teachers and students, and the government screwed up students beyond belief with the shutdown.

Kids don't know how to study or sit for classes / tests any more. There are kids who spent years online, and they're abruptly expected to perform in classrooms where they have to listen and take notes and take tests and answer questions etc.

All on purpose.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, we're watching it be used as an attack at May 28, 2023 01:37 PM (5/7b/)

264 Looking down, they could see the last convulsions: the lights of the cars were darting through the streets, like animals trapped in a maze, frantically
seeking an exit, the bridges were jammed with cars, the approaches to the bridges were veins of massed headlights, glittering bottlenecks stopping all
motion, and the desperate screaming of sirens reached faintly to the height of the plane. The news of the continent's severed artery had now engulfed the city, men were deserting their posts, trying, in panic, to abandon New York, seeking escape where all roads were cut off and escape was no longer
possible.

The plane was above the peaks of the skyscrapers when suddenly, with the abruptness of a shudder, as if the ground had parted to engulf it, the city disappeared from the face of the earth. It took them a moment to realize that the panic had reached the power stations— and that the lights of New York had
gone out.

Posted by: The End of Atlas Shrugged! at May 28, 2023 01:37 PM (2tUFv)

265 260 Piper just out of curiosity, can your children make change using cash?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2023 01:35 PM (JnfQc)

Making change requires more than just cash. You need commitment, leadership, passion, persistence, dedication, conviction.

Posted by: Be the change you want to see! at May 28, 2023 01:37 PM (dhxes)

266 I hate my new hash
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:29 PM (RIvkX)


Just be glad with the SF connection, it's not (SxCxX).

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2023 01:38 PM (RJQ8g)

267 217 While we're here, let me make a comment on a related subject. Specifically, working from home.

A lot of conservatives seem to think this growing phenomenon is a good thing. I think it's a horrible thing.

I think they are hoping it will break up urban areas. It may very well do that, and in the process make suburban and rural areas more like modern cities: a bunch of isolated weirdos with an exaggerated sense of their own victimhood and their own importance.i
Posted by: Ken at May 28

If J couldn’t work from home, we would have to live in Boston and not here in Alabama. He travels 30-50% of the time. He is on con calls all day. He has a dedicated office. He goes upstairs and I don’t see him except lunch and when his day is done. His commute is just up the stairs. I do not want to live north of the Mason Dixon let alone Boston, so this is a godsend for us.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:38 PM (ZdaMQ)

268 Ken Paxton (Texas AG)…. What did he do that was impeachable? I’m too lazy to read the press stories and I don’t trust the press anyway…. I think what he’s done in office is outstanding and yet it seems like it’s other republicans that are after him. Are they GOPe? Is it personal in some way? This whole kerfuffle doesn’t seem good for the Texas GOP
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:35 PM (xT8gx)

The stories I read lack specifics, and as you say, there's no way to take anything from any press source as accurate.

I just assume he's a politician, so he's probably a reprobate and scumbag. If he's not, I'll apologize to the internet for thinking so.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:38 PM (+2RZP)

269 Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:35 PM (xT8gx

Usual ethical misuse of the office for donors, an extramarital affair that relates to that misuse of the office, 6 or 7 whistleblower employees where he approved a 3 million dollar settlement after they were fired and the pending Federal prosecution.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:38 PM (BqNkw)

270 It occurs to me that "the budget" includes all the grift our esteemed politicos get yearly. So, of course, to them it is imperative to pass a multi-year budget and capitulate to the junta in order to keep the grift flowing.

What the base may want, or what would benefit the country isn't important.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 01:38 PM (Q4IgG)

271 It occurs to me that "the budget" includes all the grift our esteemed politicos get yearly....

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Say, are we still funding Obama's one-time $800B "stimulus" that was baked into the cake with continuing resolutions? Did that just become part of the budget?

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, we're watching it be used as an attack at May 28, 2023 01:40 PM (5/7b/)

272 Piper just out of curiosity, can your children make change using cash?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2023 01:35 PM (JnfQc)

Making change requires more than just cash. You need commitment, leadership, passion, persistence, dedication, conviction.
Posted by: Be the change you want to see! at May 28, 2023 01:37 PM (dhxes)


Not to mention a lot of quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies and a few dollars too.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2023 01:42 PM (YGqO/)

273 Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:36 PM (+2RZP)

If this case had happened 20 years ago I would have been on board to get rid of him but we are at war now and he's good at his job so I voted for him knowing what I know. I'm angry that the Left has forced my hand. And angry at Paxton for also putting us in this position.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:43 PM (BqNkw)

274 MV SOG-
I supported Paxton from day one. I've known Louie Gohmert 20 years and he can do all the things Paxton did without the baggage, what Texas needs.

Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2023 01:43 PM (Uv0D2)

275 What the base may want, or what would benefit the country isn't important.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 01:38 PM (Q4IgG)

What would benefit the country is a fed budget of less that $500 bil, with much of that going to the military, some for roads and bridges, maintaining national parks, and possibly a few other things.

Oh, and fire everyone in the military above O5. Every. One. And everyone in the civilian sector above GS13.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:43 PM (+2RZP)

276 In fairness to Rachel Jessica, she lives in Noo Yawk City so that bag of dog food probably costs $12,000 at an actual store on the island. It's not like they have Wally World next to the subway station to keep prices down, you're stuck with that one local chain whose name escapes me that's like an embiggened Walgreens.

The NYC economic model has been busted for years, they've just been able to ride on the inertia of being Rome 2.0 well enough to cover it up. But now the money's running out...

Posted by: CppThis at May 28, 2023 01:44 PM (PZvjL)

277 I couldn't have been the only one way way back when TP was at a premium we had over 100 rolls in stock. Wouldn't doubt still have near 100 now.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2023 01:46 PM (xhxe8)

278 If this case had happened 20 years ago I would have been on board to get rid of him but we are at war now and he's good at his job so I voted for him knowing what I know. I'm angry that the Left has forced my hand. And angry at Paxton for also putting us in this position.
Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:43 PM (BqNkw)

Understood. I'm agnostic on the questions, because I simply don't know, whether impeachment is warranted or not.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:46 PM (+2RZP)

279 Posted by: CppThis at May 28, 2023 01:44 PM (PZvjL)

I like pulling up headlines when NYC was bankrupt and Ford told them to pound sand.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:46 PM (BqNkw)

280 toilet paper? A 12 pack will last me a year

A year? Might want to consider adding a little more roughage to the diet. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 28, 2023 01:47 PM (Xrfse)

281 260 Piper just out of curiosity, can your children make change using cash?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 28

Yep! Don’t forget my little one has autism and very serious learning disabilities. But we spent a lot of time on money math, even using fake money. She might not be able to do something complex in her head due quickly due to her learning disabilities, but she has full command of the concept and can figure it out.

Also, she has sat at the front desk of my studio where I have an attached boutique. While someone paying with cash is rare, it happens. She will pull out the right change for me, even though our POS system tells you what the change should be in total, she can make that amount up appropriately with right coins and bills.

Posted by: Piper at May 28, 2023 01:48 PM (ZdaMQ)

282 I haven't had a TV in years. I have a 30-something inch monitor that's just there. I don't watch TV. I read and when I want something really fun and exciting and all that, I get stoned and work on music and such. Maybe I'll finish the play I've been working on. Sadly, I've been working too much. Last time I was stoned was April 30.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 28, 2023 01:49 PM (KAi1n)

283 toilet paper? A 12 pack will last me a year

A year? Might want to consider adding a little more roughage to the diet. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 28, 2023 01:47 PM (Xrfse

Once a day for me . I think a roll lasts a month but have never kept track. Now I have to just because.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2023 01:49 PM (BqNkw)

284 258 251 I just stayed at lib little sis and she has a weird tic about paper products and buys really cheap tp, like Soviet level tp.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2023 01:32 PM (RIvkX)

Ah. Scott 1-ply. Might as well use your bare hand.

Posted by: Why even bother at that point at May 28, 2023 01:35 PM (dhxes)
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Yeah but you can't drop your hand in the bowl and flush it away when done!
At 3 boarding schools in Keny they all used Bronco brand TP: imagine a chocolate bar wrapper: the outside. That's how smooth the TP was, no absorbancy. Couldn't blow your nose as you'd just smear snot over your face. It was great for imaginary horse races using fiery steeds (a long strip of about 5-6 sheets, light one end and imagine the burning front is a line of horses - first one to reach the other end. Yeah, incendiary freaks).

Posted by: Ciampino --- % of women racing is? at May 28, 2023 01:49 PM (qfLjt)

285 That's why you eat White Castle every six months, BFD.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:50 PM (6fHAE)

286 Rachel is her stripper name...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 01:50 PM (ZCCyW)

287 284
Kenya

Posted by: Ciampino --- % of women racing is? at May 28, 2023 01:50 PM (qfLjt)

288 Piper, fantastic.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2023 01:52 PM (JnfQc)

289 That's why you eat White Castle every six months, BFD.

Been a while but how true. The aftermath is always guaranteed to be...uh...spectacular.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 28, 2023 01:52 PM (Xrfse)

290 Ihaven't noticed Berseker on these blogs lately .... or am just unobservant?

Posted by: Ciampino - % of Black women racing is? at May 28, 2023 01:53 PM (qfLjt)

291 It's the onions, man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:54 PM (6fHAE)

292 Well, different folks have different experiences. I get more done working from home. They fired me because of my zip code. My coworkers asked if I would come back and got their manager to hire me as a contractor. One said my absence was noticeable the first week. It was bad after a month.

I did Instacart and Door Dash when Inslee mandated masks for two years. Now, I do shop regularly at the local markets. They are small and there's some things they don't carry. So I order online. I do sometimes do pickup at Walmart. I don't handle hiking through big box stores well.

I wanted to buy a loveseat or small couch. For some reason, there's not a lot of consignment or thrift stores around here. Ashley Furniture seems really expensive. I ordered one online and will put it together. I should have moved more furniture with me.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 28, 2023 01:54 PM (ouTlx)

293 287 284
Kenya
Posted by: Ciampino --- % of women racing is? at May 28, 2023 01:50 PM (qfLjt)

Kenya tell us any more?

Posted by: You go Zimbabawe and I'll go mine at May 28, 2023 01:55 PM (dhxes)

294 He was on.... yesterday?Made a comment about the ass of one of mannixs thots.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:55 PM (6fHAE)

295 I guess I feel about Paxton (assuming all the charges are true) similar to how Lincoln felt about Grant: I can’t spare this man; he fights.

Paxton lead the 17-state lawsuit against the 2020 steal (rejected by SCOTUS, of course)…. He’s sued the Brandon admin how many times I’ve forgotten. Grant was occasionally a drunkard but never on the battlefield. I think I can forgive Paxton his lapses, even if true

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 28, 2023 01:57 PM (xT8gx)

296 Girl928 just called. She is butchering a groundhog.

She is one communist that might survive.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 28, 2023 01:57 PM (aD39U)

297 Groundhog good eating?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:58 PM (6fHAE)

298 >> They deliver one small item at a time, whereas if I go to town I often make several stops in one area.

Carriers like UPS go to a great deal of trouble to bundle deliveries to a particular area together. That's why you generally get a range of delivery dates, rather than a fixed day and time.

I recall a former professor of mine who left academia and started raking in the bucks. His specialty was optimization problems, and it seems that figuring out how to ensure that most turns for UPS trucks are right turns, optimizing the order of ports of call for container ships, and so on, paid a helluva lot better than teaching C++ to freshmen.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 28, 2023 01:58 PM (Y6AXb)

299 He was on.... yesterday?Made a comment about the ass of one of mannixs thots.
Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 28, 2023 01:55 PM (6fHAE)

He should call his posts, when he does them, Mannix's Thots.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2023 01:59 PM (uGsHF)

300 Whistlepig is greasy.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, we're watching it be used as an attack at May 28, 2023 01:59 PM (5/7b/)

301 Isn't this true for all of us to a greater or lesser degree?

Drop my ass down in the Kalahari Desert and I'm probably dead meat in a week, maybe less.

A Bushman, by contrast, sees edible stuff everywhere, and knows exactly what he needs to do to find water.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 28, 2023 02:00 PM (Y6AXb)

302 Carriers like UPS go to a great deal of trouble to bundle deliveries to a particular area together. That's why you generally get a range of delivery dates, rather than a fixed day and time.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 28, 2023 01:58 PM (Y6AXb)

That's not how UPS does it. It has a fixed delivery date and it is considered an operational failure if the package is not delivered on that date.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2023 02:02 PM (ZCCyW)

303 CBD's issues just dropped.

nood

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 28, 2023 02:03 PM (Q4IgG)

304 I often get an email saying that my package is coming a day early, and then another saying the original date.

It is like they want to get my hopes up.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 28, 2023 02:03 PM (aD39U)

305 Am I the only one that read "Oh...and some cleaning products" in brad pitt's voice but doesn't know why?

Posted by: bob in houston at May 28, 2023 02:06 PM (jGwUX)

306 UPS drivers are not all emplorees, come are contract.

Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2023 02:11 PM (Uv0D2)

307 Amazon is the greatest logistics operation on the planet.

If General Patton had Amazon on his team, he would have rolled thru Berlin an into Moscow before the coming winter.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 28, 2023 02:18 PM (KVGVf)

308 …and she and her cvck husband a loyal demokkkrat voters, I assume.

Posted by: Fingers at May 28, 2023 02:28 PM (C8ve7)

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Posted by: Jennifer Harris at May 29, 2023 04:00 AM (Pu2Cz)

310 I work online, go to school full-time, and have earned $64,000 so far this year. Through an online business opportunity I learned about, I've made a bunch of money. It's really extremely user-friendly, so I'm really delighted I found out about it. I work in this field. BONUS: Good luck.

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Posted by: Zara at May 29, 2023 09:01 AM (BrM9u)

311 Call me names but I like having stuff delivered.

Posted by: mediapostate at May 29, 2023 12:26 PM (WoCdg)

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