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Old 01 May 2015, 11:23 AM
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A delivery window from7:30 to 11:30 is almost certain to mean they will show up at 11:29...not 7:31.
My current job is running the office and booking in the appointments for a plumber. An appointment for 7-10 usually means he'll turn up by 8 or earlier but a booking later in the day (12-4 or 1-5) often means he'll turn up at 5 or 6. I actually pinpoint all the appointment addresses on Google maps and calculate the travel distance between each and book each appointment window accordingly but things inevitably fall apart towards the end of the day as some repairs take twice as long as expected and emergency calls come in and have to be sandwiched between other jobs.

Oh and "Your tech got sick and had to go home" means we overbooked and the technician didn't have time to get around to you but we don't want you to get angry and call in some other plumber. The tech is never sick.
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Old 01 May 2015, 02:47 PM
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Dawn, it's OK to get help with the things you and DH can no longer do! No, you are not a lazy slacker if someone else does something you/DH used to do. In fact, having someone else do something you/DH can no longer do will free you up to do the things you can/want to do! Please remember this!
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Old 02 May 2015, 03:13 PM
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If you are on call and come home around lunchtime: EAT!
Don't fuss around doing all sorts of small chores first, because the moment you are ready to make lunch, that's the moment you will be called out.
Also my no. 1 reason for eating ready meals instead of cooking when I'm on call.
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Old 03 May 2015, 10:57 PM
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When visiting a friend who has been kind of down lately, it may not be the best choice to put on Bridge to Terabithia.
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Old 06 May 2015, 12:07 PM
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You have a big exam next Monday. Get the hell off snopes!
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Old 14 May 2015, 05:57 PM
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Ok, it's time to stop mentioning to people what time you have to get up in the morning. Invariably, you're talking to someone who has to get up much earlier than you.

(Full story: I recently had my schedule changed from 2 pm to midnight, then to noon to 8 pm, to my current schedule of 9 am to 6 pm. People at work have asked me how I like the new schedule, and I jokingly grumble about having to get up at 7 am now. Three times in as many days, the person I've joked to about my early wake-up time has had to get up hours before I do.)
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Old 14 May 2015, 06:52 PM
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TGG, at least they changed it more-or-less gradually, and you didn't have to go from a 2pm start time to a 9am start time overnight.

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Old 14 May 2015, 07:46 PM
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I'm working hard to suppress the urge to link to the Monty Python's "Four Yorkshire" men sketch.

Also, I'd love to be able to sleep in until the late hours of 7 am.
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Old 14 May 2015, 08:36 PM
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I could go on to explain how this is the first actual day job I've had in over 20 years, that every other job was 2nd- or even 3rd-shift except for a year and a half of tech school with morning classes and a few months of training I got on the job after graduation.

I've spent the better part of 20 years getting up near noon and working until midnight or even 8 pm to 7 am.

Mornings are largely foreign to me, and have been for a long time.

Sure, those folks get up a lot earlier than I do, but I've probably been getting up later for longer. It takes a while to adjust to a 7 am alarm.

But that doesn't prevent me feeling like I've put my foot in my mouth when I even light-heartedly complain about having to get up at 7 am now when they come back with having to get up at 4 am...
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Old 15 May 2015, 03:19 PM
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Mornings are largely foreign to me, and have been for a long time.
Someone once said "the only good thing about 'morning' is that it keeps the night and the afternoon from crashing into one another." I don't remember what that was from---either a movie or a novel.
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Old 15 May 2015, 04:07 PM
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I am not out of line or being a bother to ask what's going on when my paycheck is late. I earned every penny of it and I shouldn't feel guilty asking for it.
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Old 15 May 2015, 04:11 PM
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In fact, it sounds like your employer is out of line.
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Old 14 June 2015, 02:42 PM
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Dawn, your husband is not a mind reader! If you need to change the way something is done in La Casa de Lastname, let him know! Just because you've been married for almost 24 years doesn't mean you two are telepathic!
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Old 20 June 2015, 09:14 PM
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If you had cleaned and oiled your bicycle chain a little more often, it would have lasted longer. And if you'd replaced it sooner, you wouldn't have to replace the cassette as well.
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Old 21 June 2015, 05:32 PM
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Procrastination leads to one thing only : having to cram two days of work into one. I will manage, but it will be touch and go.

It also leads to not having some important work done on time. Best to remember that the next time a problem happens.
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Old 22 June 2015, 08:42 PM
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Hi, my name is Bleedy!

Hi, Bleedy! So,what thing should you not have to tell yourself this fine Monday afternoon?

You have a Kevlar glove for a reason, you idiot...Utilize it EVERY time you use the mandolin!
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Old 23 June 2015, 01:11 AM
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a kid'll eat ivy, too.
Wooden chew?
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Old 23 June 2015, 02:34 PM
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You have a Kevlar glove for a reason, you idiot...Utilize it EVERY time you use the mandolin!
It took me a minute to remember what a mandolin is in this context. I had some very strange images before that of you setting a stringed instrument on fire.

Seaboe
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Old 23 June 2015, 02:37 PM
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Educate me. What's a mandolin in this context?
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Old 23 June 2015, 02:44 PM
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If not the musical instrument, it is a meat slicer.

ETA: Also, I'm guessing, a 24 Kate slicer.
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