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Forum: Rantidote 27 May 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
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More plant-related annoyances: I have an...

More plant-related annoyances: I have an infestation of mealybugs on my porch plants.
Forum: Rantidote 27 May 2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
LTTAM: I generally have a green thumb, but I've...

LTTAM: I generally have a green thumb, but I've never been able to keep a spider plant alive. It frustrates me because I always see it come up on lists of "easiest houseplants to grow" with...
Forum: Rantidote 24 May 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
I thought Chrome was supposed to stop...

I thought Chrome was supposed to stop auto-playing videos. It hasn't yet, and I just got blasted with sound after reading half an article without knowing there was a video attached.
Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Cervus
Little things that make you happy

Last month, when I was out of town, I stopped in a thrift store that was having an art sale. I got a print for $2, which was matted to an odd size, slightly over 16 x 18 inches. I set it aside and...
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By Cervus
An ear of corn on the sidewalk. (This was in...

An ear of corn on the sidewalk.

(This was in a suburban residential area, miles from the nearest grocery store or produce market.)
Forum: SLC 20 May 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By Cervus
I learned my soulmate was a hobbit. He said:...

I learned my soulmate was a hobbit.

He said: "This can't work. I have a wife and children."

I said: "Well, I'm from the future AND from another world entirely. I don't think we're genetically...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By Cervus
I've worked for several veterinarians over the...

I've worked for several veterinarians over the years and have never heard that recommendation. At most, we advise people that their pet might be sore at the injection site for a day or two, but...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 261,637
Posted By Cervus
I wish mine could give me a ring or beep *only*...

I wish mine could give me a ring or beep *only* when it needs charging. I almost always have my phone on vibrate unless I'm expecting an important call. But that means that all notifications are also...
Forum: Rantidote 11 May 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
No, she agrees and fully supports us. She has...

No, she agrees and fully supports us. She has handled Problem Client too. I informed her today of what happened, and she said "Oh, no."



I very much prefer to never have to deal with her at...
Forum: Rantidote 11 May 2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
Problem Client is more than a pain in the butt,...

Problem Client is more than a pain in the butt, she has been abusive (there is audio and video, which my manager reviewed and gasped "Holy---! You handled that better than I could have.") But I have...
Forum: Rantidote 11 May 2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
Alligator We do have an alligator in the pond behind the...

We do have an alligator in the pond behind the building.
Forum: Rantidote 11 May 2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
I know you're trying to help, but we (the other...

I know you're trying to help, but we (the other employees and office manager) have been dealing with this for months, and I promise you all reasonable solutions have been tried.
Forum: Rantidote 10 May 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
I'll keep this as general as I can: At my...

I'll keep this as general as I can:

At my workplace, we have a Problem Client. I'm sure many of you have them, regardless of what you do for a living.

The owner of our company once gave Problem...
Forum: Rantidote 09 May 2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,367
Posted By Cervus
I fear a competent villain far more than an...

I fear a competent villain far more than an incompetent one.
Forum: Rantidote 07 May 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,481
Posted By Cervus
Someone put gum on my car and although I was able...

Someone put gum on my car and although I was able to get it off the paint, there's still some residue sticking on the grille no matter what I do. Bug/tar/goo removers aren't really working.

I...
Forum: SLC 26 April 2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 241,967
Posted By Cervus
I normally don't buy orchids from big box stores,...

I normally don't buy orchids from big box stores, but I saw this large healthy Vanda orchid at Home Depot for only $30, so I snatched it up. $30 is a fraction of the cost of a Vanda this size from a...
Forum: Rantidote 25 April 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
My variation is: I'm Back In High School Because...

My variation is: I'm Back In High School Because I Never Actually Graduated, Even Though I'm In My 30's With a Bachelor's Degree.
Forum: Rantidote 23 April 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By Cervus
LTTAM: I canceled my weekend trip due to a...

LTTAM: I canceled my weekend trip due to a forecasted 100% chance of thunderstorms all weekend. It rained for only about an hour.
Forum: SLC 22 April 2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 273,548
Posted By Cervus
Weird Al Yankovic has a small tattoo of a spider...

Weird Al Yankovic has a small tattoo of a spider on his back, which has serious personal meaning for him but he won't reveal the meaning to anyone. He's had it for years, but never mentions it...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 April 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By Cervus
I have many of the same questions but I also want...

I have many of the same questions but I also want to know the nature of your husband's job in which "my wife just broke her leg" is not an acceptable excuse for being late or taking the day off.
Forum: Rantidote 21 April 2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 136,016
Posted By Cervus
Crocoduck_hunter: Oregon is too far for me to...

Crocoduck_hunter: Oregon is too far for me to make a trip, otherwise I'd buy your Halestorm ticket from you.

Up: Last weekend I took a road trip to see Weird Al on tour for two nights in a row. I...
Forum: Crash and Burn 17 April 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,851
Posted By Cervus
This story is my literal nightmare and reaffirms...

This story is my literal nightmare and reaffirms my fears of having a window seat.
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By Cervus
65 seems young to die of "natural causes," so I...

65 seems young to die of "natural causes," so I suspect that is the case.
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By Cervus
Oh no. I had a crush on him when I was a kid.

Oh no. I had a crush on him when I was a kid.
Forum: SLC 10 April 2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By Cervus
When I was in school, a yearbook photographer...

When I was in school, a yearbook photographer told me to take off my glasses for the photo. I was young enough that I didn't question why he didn't tell me to just tilt my glasses down, or tilt my...
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