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“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#89910 Aug 21, 2013
StinaRocks wrote:
So I've been wanting to go visit my bro and family in teh midwest for awhile but haven't gotten to it because it can be pricey and it's out of the way and it's hard to get time off. But my nieces have both had babies and I haven't been there and should really go. He e-mailed me today and said Weird Al is coming there (finally). I looked at the date and was a Monday (dammit). Then I relized that it's a Monday HOLIDAY! So it's a long weekend from work (I'd only have to take one day off) and we'd get to hang out (he is SO FUN to hang with) and I can see everyone. I just can't decide if I should really soend the cash right now... And I don't want hinm to think it's just to see Al - it just brought it to my attention and seems like the timing is right. Hmmm... what to do?!
Plus, I would have to take that Tuesday off and I wanted to take the following Friday off to be wioth my kid, who has a half day at school. I don't want to push it.
I say go, buuutttt, how secure is your job? I mean I'm all for going, but you gotta think of your kid and her security and all that. If your job is secure, just go then call in friday tell them you're sick. And don't tell them you're going out of town though. Just take off Tuesday as a personal day then Friday, you're sick. Shithappens.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89911 Aug 21, 2013
This.
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I say go, buuutttt, how secure is your job? I mean I'm all for going, but you gotta think of your kid and her security and all that. If your job is secure, just go then call in friday tell them you're sick. And don't tell them you're going out of town though. Just take off Tuesday as a personal day then Friday, you're sick. Shithappens.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89912 Aug 21, 2013
Looks like mr grumpy is still lurking.
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89913 Aug 21, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I say go, buuutttt, how secure is your job? I mean I'm all for going, but you gotta think of your kid and her security and all that. If your job is secure, just go then call in friday tell them you're sick. And don't tell them you're going out of town though. Just take off Tuesday as a personal day then Friday, you're sick. Shithappens.
My job is very secure. I guess it's more of a guilt thing. I do have los of time saved up. There's just always so much to do here! I'll give it some thought. My other thing is that I'd love to take my daughter WITH me to the family, but that's REALLY too much $!

Since: Jan 10

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#89914 Aug 21, 2013
Stina, GO! Forget the guilt! You owe work NOTHING. Go have a blast! Or we will harass and haunt you!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#89915 Aug 21, 2013
StinaRocks wrote:
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My job is very secure. I guess it's more of a guilt thing. I do have los of time saved up. There's just always so much to do here! I'll give it some thought. My other thing is that I'd love to take my daughter WITH me to the family, but that's REALLY too much $!
Well if you have the time saved up screw the guilt. Just go. Have some adult time, go see Weird Al. Then invite them down for the holidays or something so you and your daughter can be with family together and they will be doing the traveling not you. PLUS they get to be in FL for the winter and not the stupid snowy Midwest. Win/win/win.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89916 Aug 21, 2013
Do it, Stina! Sounds like fun.

Since: Mar 11

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#89918 Aug 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I just now said your name in my head and finally got the joke!:)
LOL. Yeah, just a little play on words. And it works because my name really is Cat.

Since: Mar 11

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#89919 Aug 21, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I think we were talking about how nice your one eye is.
BTW, stop looking at me like that.
:P
Still a brat, I see ;-)

Since: Mar 11

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#89920 Aug 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
Looks like mr grumpy is still lurking.
Grumpy judge-it troll?

Good afternoon RACE.

Since: Aug 08

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#89921 Aug 21, 2013
-CatCiao- wrote:
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Still a brat, I see ;-)
Heh, heh. Yep.:)
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89922 Aug 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Stina, GO! Forget the guilt! You owe work NOTHING. Go have a blast! Or we will harass and haunt you!
THat wouldn't be good!!!

I am seriously going to consider it now! Maybe I can get a good deal!

Since: Jan 10

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#89923 Aug 21, 2013
Um, Wow. From notalwaysright.com :

The Code Has Three ‘X’s In It
CALL CENTER, CUSTOMER SERVICE | USA | RUDE & RISQUE
(I’ve been on the phone for a good ten minutes at this point with a woman in her late 80s who has a strong Southern accent. She has been extremely prim and proper for the entire call.)

Me:“And do you have the offer code?”

Caller:“Offer code? What’s that, dear?”

Me:“It should be printed on the order form near where your name is located.”

Caller:“One moment. Oh, I found it!”

Me:*waits*

Caller:*silence*

Me:“Ma’am, may I have the code please?”

Caller:“Oh, of course, sweetie. It’s F as in ‘f***.’ D as in ‘d***.’ A as in ‘a**.’”

(The caller pauses before continuing, suddenly sounding very smug.)

Caller:“All of which I enjoy a great deal when it comes to my men.”

(I still have no idea how I managed to hold in my laughter until after I finished placing her order.)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89924 Aug 21, 2013
Good afternoon yourself!
-CatCiao- wrote:
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Grumpy judge-it troll?
Good afternoon RACE.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89925 Aug 21, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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It's not disingenuous, I didn't say those things. I replied to them, even maybe applauded and agreed, but I didn't say them. But yes, I suppose sending messages through others *is* a bit childish, so I guess I'll just do my best to ignore him all together. Not sure how *successful* I'll be, but they don't have an "ignore" option here, so all I can do is try.
That's all any of us can do.
Crunchy Bacon

Hoffman Estates, IL

#89926 Aug 21, 2013
Where's that Din Chara? I have a question not about bugs but about Atlanta. Anybody know if the area code for Atlanta is 770? I think it's 770 but I'm not sure. It sure could be 770. Maybe I'll look it up to find out if its 770.

Since: Oct 12

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#89927 Aug 21, 2013
Crunchy Bacon wrote:
Where's that Din Chara? I have a question not about bugs but about Atlanta. Anybody know if the area code for Atlanta is 770? I think it's 770 but I'm not sure. It sure could be 770. Maybe I'll look it up to find out if its 770.
It's 770....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#89929 Aug 22, 2013
Anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89930 Aug 22, 2013
Crunchy Bacon wrote:
Where's that Din Chara? I have a question not about bugs but about Atlanta. Anybody know if the area code for Atlanta is 770? I think it's 770 but I'm not sure. It sure could be 770. Maybe I'll look it up to find out if its 770.
He'd jsut get offended by you asking and then want to know why you didn't just google it.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89931 Aug 22, 2013

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