The No Complaint too Trivial Complaint Thread

1910121415100

Comments

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,821

    I go at opening so I'm in and out very quick

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 6,568
    edited November 2017

    I use a trick my father taught me when dealing with the DMV up here in western NY State.   We live in a relatively populated county with a "big"ish city (30,000) and several large(ish) villages  and the DMV here is always sort of crowded and there are significant lines.  My father taught me to go to the next county east which is a rural county with no real cities and only a few villages and the county seat is in a tiny little town deep in the hills.  Going to the DMV there rarely has a line of more than three or four people and the clerks are very friendly and helpful because they have time to actually do their job right.  yes

    The DMV in Washington DC though was a nightmare. frown  I swear the clerks were ex prison matrons!   They had the attitude, all they needed were billy clubs, handcuffs and a bull horn. surprise

    Post edited by LeatherGryphon on
  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 31,869

    oh emm gulf  yoo know is the Holidays nigh when the radio plays Alice's restaurant.

    yoo can get any thing yoo want at Alice's restaurant  (ssep tin Alice  lol)

    fryday  TGIF few more hours to open the eggnogg ... and a cinnamon whisky in the tiny bottle heartkiss hiccup 

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 6,568
    edited November 2017
    NVIATWAS said:

    Burp - excuse me - full of fried chicken and okra.  Sign of the times - 1/2 as much okra as usual and a side of cole slaw is about 1/4 pint.  At least the chicken is large and plentiful...

    Nap time!

     

    Full of orka!  Murderer of large cetaceans! Fie on thee! angry

     

    Edited:  Oh, okra.  Never mind! (said in my best Emily Litella voice) blush

    Post edited by LeatherGryphon on
  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776

    Morning. A big blue sky day not too hot not too cold and I’m stuck inside complaint :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    NVIATWAS said:
    McGyver said:
    NVIATWAS said:

    Got paid an hour ago and already low on funds.  2/3 of my paycheck went into savings to cover time between contracts, a big pile went to Amazon for infrastructure (fire extinguishers, power strips, lens wipes) and one piece of music gear (battery powered guitar amp).  More will go for groceries, so if I'm lucky I can order fried chicken and okra to be delivered with whatever pittance is left.

    Two more paychecks until it's over, both short - one short due to Thanksgiving, the other a 4-day check for the end of the month.  I'll take 'em, though!

    Complaiint - somehow a mosquito got into my room through the open window and bit me, the son of a sea urchin!!!

     

    Fire extinguishers... Hmm... I never really buy those, but my wife apparently knows me well enough that there is like one in every room... I'm not really that much of a pyromaniac, it's just that when you makes stuff, sometimes it goes poof... Mostly outside... But I'm sure she thinks I'll set myself on fire at some point and come inside for a snack while I'm still on fire...

    I'd never do that...

    Maybe I'd come in for a beer... But never a snack...

    Maybe wasabi peas, or a brownie... 

    Maybe she has a point.

    I hate mosquitoes... One of my favorite "tools" I've gotten from Harbor Freight is a handheld mosquito zapper... It looks like a small tennis racket and when you swat at a flying mosquito, 95% of the time it fries them in midair...

    Mooohooohooohaahaaa.... (Evil cow laughter?)

    Because I have an air fryer in my room I worry a bit.. it shows no sign of heating anything to the point of combustion, but I'll feel safer.

    I should get a skeeter zapper, the damn things are a plague here year-round since it rarely freezes! ZAP! Game over, damn bug!

    Public Service Announcement: Diced green New Mexico chile salsa is pretty darn hot! *sweat*

     

    Nearly got carried off by mosquitos yesterday :0

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    Rezca said:

    Rivals?  They seem like best of friends to me~

    Aww yeh cuteh :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    NVIATWAS said:

    Burp - excuse me - full of fried chicken and okra.  Sign of the times - 1/2 as much okra as usual and a side of cole slaw is about 1/4 pint.  At least the chicken is large and plentiful...

    Nap time!

     

    Pizza for breakfast today, prolly for lunch as well :)

  • NVIATWASNVIATWAS Posts: 1,242
    NVIATWAS said:

    Burp - excuse me - full of fried chicken and okra.  Sign of the times - 1/2 as much okra as usual and a side of cole slaw is about 1/4 pint.  At least the chicken is large and plentiful...

    Nap time!

     

    Full of orka!  Murderer of large cetaceans! Fie on thee! angry

     

    Edited:  Oh, okra.  Never mind! (said in my best Emily Litella voice) blush

    *throws wet paper towel at you*

  • NVIATWASNVIATWAS Posts: 1,242
    ps1borg said:
    NVIATWAS said:

    Burp - excuse me - full of fried chicken and okra.  Sign of the times - 1/2 as much okra as usual and a side of cole slaw is about 1/4 pint.  At least the chicken is large and plentiful...

    Nap time!

     

    Pizza for breakfast today, prolly for lunch as well :)

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm peet-zah, breakfast of engineers and creatives worldwide!

  • NVIATWASNVIATWAS Posts: 1,242
    ps1borg said:
    NVIATWAS said:
    McGyver said:
    NVIATWAS said:

    Got paid an hour ago and already low on funds.  2/3 of my paycheck went into savings to cover time between contracts, a big pile went to Amazon for infrastructure (fire extinguishers, power strips, lens wipes) and one piece of music gear (battery powered guitar amp).  More will go for groceries, so if I'm lucky I can order fried chicken and okra to be delivered with whatever pittance is left.

    Two more paychecks until it's over, both short - one short due to Thanksgiving, the other a 4-day check for the end of the month.  I'll take 'em, though!

    Complaiint - somehow a mosquito got into my room through the open window and bit me, the son of a sea urchin!!!

     

    Fire extinguishers... Hmm... I never really buy those, but my wife apparently knows me well enough that there is like one in every room... I'm not really that much of a pyromaniac, it's just that when you makes stuff, sometimes it goes poof... Mostly outside... But I'm sure she thinks I'll set myself on fire at some point and come inside for a snack while I'm still on fire...

    I'd never do that...

    Maybe I'd come in for a beer... But never a snack...

    Maybe wasabi peas, or a brownie... 

    Maybe she has a point.

    I hate mosquitoes... One of my favorite "tools" I've gotten from Harbor Freight is a handheld mosquito zapper... It looks like a small tennis racket and when you swat at a flying mosquito, 95% of the time it fries them in midair...

    Mooohooohooohaahaaa.... (Evil cow laughter?)

    Because I have an air fryer in my room I worry a bit.. it shows no sign of heating anything to the point of combustion, but I'll feel safer.

    I should get a skeeter zapper, the damn things are a plague here year-round since it rarely freezes! ZAP! Game over, damn bug!

    Public Service Announcement: Diced green New Mexico chile salsa is pretty darn hot! *sweat*

     

    Nearly got carried off by mosquitos yesterday :0

    You need some of my Cutter's organic insect repellent pray! Works on skeeters, flies, beetles, and cats.

     

    Yummmm tiramisu flavored coffee!  Cold chicken for brekkie tomorrow!

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,821

    I use a trick my father taught me when dealing with the DMV up here in western NY State.   We live in a relatively populated county with a "big"ish city (30,000) and several large(ish) villages  and the DMV here is always sort of crowded and there are significant lines.  My father taught me to go to the next county east which is a rural county with no real cities and only a few villages and the county seat is in a tiny little town deep in the hills.  Going to the DMV there rarely has a line of more than three or four people and the clerks are very friendly and helpful because they have time to actually do their job right.  yes

    The DMV in Washington DC though was a nightmare. frown  I swear the clerks were ex prison matrons!   They had the attitude, all they needed were billy clubs, handcuffs and a bull horn. surprise

    Ours is always jam packed which is why I go at opening. When I lived in Texas it was even worse. They had lines clear outside with about 50 people inside.

  • NVIATWASNVIATWAS Posts: 1,242

    Wheeeeeee, injury and death defied - I had a nice scrubby shower!

    For most folks a shower is a pleasant experience.  For me, it's a death trap.. slippery tub, no railings on walls, tub mat hard to see.. so it's a real challenge to get a good scrub and not end up calling 911 for broken body parts.  I've gotten good at showering blindly.. but damn do I need a back scrubber, my little scrungie mesh scrubber just won't quite reach.

    Off to Amazon!

     

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,126
    edited November 2017
    NVIATWAS said:

    Friday and it's 6:12am!  Going to bed at 9PM has a nasty side-effect of making me wake up early unless I'm dead tired exhausted.

    Complaints!

    - Neck and back sore

    - Tummy angry with me

    - Alka-Seltzer for breakfast :|

    - Humid and warm outdoors

    - Tons of random cables to clean up

    - Floor needs Swiffering again

    Non-complaints!

    - Southern Pecan coffee

    - Weekend is coming!

    - Today is Payday!

    - Not in the hospital (yes, this is a big deal for me)

    Super busy weekend planned moving the computer lab and setting up the music studio again.  I need to assemble the kitchen mini-table but it can wait, it's going to be slow and painful as I have to use a magnifying glass to read the directions and see parts details, ugh. Other than that, should cool off over the weekend and have highs in the low to mid 70s, brrrr! Maybe some rain, but I don't believe weather predictions in Central Texas any more. :|

     

    ...highs in the low to mid 70s? For here that would be downright tropical this time of year.

    Breakkie for me was rolled oats smothered in butter and Maple Syrple with a side of sausage

    Not being in the hospital is a very good thing.

    yeah have a pretty full weekend ahead as well installing new hardware as well as clean installs W7 Pro and of all my programmes.

    Will keep track of the Wisconsin - Michigan game on the ESPN mobile app while backing stuff up for the teardown and upgrade.  Even though Michigan is pretty much out of the picture for the National Playoffs as well as the Big Ten Championship (Wisconsin already punched their ticket to the B1G Championship game with last week's win), they are still a dangerous well balanced team.  This could be a close one.

    Post edited by kyoto kid on
  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,126

    ...FishFryDay complaint

    Speaking of cleaning floors, need to find one of those carpet sweepers.  Place isn't really big enough for an expensive noisy vacuum

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,126
    kyoto kid said:
    DanaTA said:
    DanaTA said:
    NVIATWAS said:
    kyoto kid said:
    NVIATWAS said:
    Mistara said:

    sky is dripping

    It's messy all over! :-o  Chicken Little was right!!

    Blueberry Flan flavor coffee now.. odd smell but it does taste like blueberries...

    edit: despite having checked 'keep me logged in', the forum software logged me out.  If I wrote software like this I'd be unemployed...

    ...it still does that to me.  It's much worse on the mobile app.

    Well, I'll take it less personally - I was sure it was after me!

     

    It's been said that, just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get you!   cheeky

    Who said that?  Where?

    Can't remember, but I've seen it or heard it (or both) more than once.

    Dana

    So lots of people are talking about me?  They ARE out to get me!

    ...I think they're out to get me, at least those behind the wheel seem to be. 

    So I headed over to the local Safeway a few blocks away to get a couple things to tie me over for next couple days.  On my way back I come to an intersection with a one way street. needless to say I still look both ways and it was good I did as this car pulls out of an enclosed car park about 2/3rds the way down the block turns the wrong way, accelerates, and heads right at me (appearing that it would not stop) as I am in the crosswalk. I put both hands up to make them stop (thinking is it just a wayward motorist who wasn't aware of the fact) and then pointed in the opposite direction while shouting they were going the wrong way.  When I again point in the proper direction the driver rolled down her window (a young well dressed lady in her late 20s/early 30s) and in an impatient voice said she was only going to the cross street I was on where she wanted to turn, which meant she was doing this deliberately (makes me wonder how many times she previously pulled this stunt).  I again reiterated she was going the wrong way after which she rolled forward nearly nudging my leg with her bumper. After I stepped up on the opposite curb she wheeled around made her turn, then turned left at the next intersection (with no signal and rolling through the stop sign there) only to get stuck at the by a red light at the intersection another block down (a minor karmic victory I guess)

    What really irritated me was her total carelessness, laziness, and attitude like it was her privilege to break the law whenever she felt like it (and possibly injure or even kill someone who wasn't expecting it).  I mean she had an engine, power steering, she was are inside dry and warm (it began raining on my way home), probably listening to her favourite tunes. Was it that difficult and strenuous to drive around the block the right way to get to where she wanted to go?

    ...sheesh kids these days, no respect for their elders or the law.

    You should have pulled out your phone, snapped her license, started dialing, stood in front of her car and said "I'm not moving until the cops come.   Go ahead, hit me.  I need the money". devil

    ...yeah things like that don't necesarily come to mind in the heat of the situation when you are nearly run down by some impatient lamebrain whoo doesn't care.

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 31,869

    what kinda soup goes with pbj sammich?

    definitely not tomato bisque

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,285
    frank0314 said:

    I go at opening so I'm in and out very quick

    I renew my registration and license online...they send it in the mail.  No waiting in lines.

    Dana

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,285
    NVIATWAS said:

    Wheeeeeee, injury and death defied - I had a nice scrubby shower!

    For most folks a shower is a pleasant experience.  For me, it's a death trap.. slippery tub, no railings on walls, tub mat hard to see.. so it's a real challenge to get a good scrub and not end up calling 911 for broken body parts.  I've gotten good at showering blindly.. but damn do I need a back scrubber, my little scrungie mesh scrubber just won't quite reach.

    Off to Amazon!

     

    If there is a Dollar store near you, try there first.  Scrubby on a stick.  That's what I use.  No problem reaching the center of my back!

    Dana

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 31,869

    rub a dub dub  3 men in a tub ... tee hee 

  • RezcaRezca Posts: 2,753
    frank0314 said:

    I use a trick my father taught me when dealing with the DMV up here in western NY State.   We live in a relatively populated county with a "big"ish city (30,000) and several large(ish) villages  and the DMV here is always sort of crowded and there are significant lines.  My father taught me to go to the next county east which is a rural county with no real cities and only a few villages and the county seat is in a tiny little town deep in the hills.  Going to the DMV there rarely has a line of more than three or four people and the clerks are very friendly and helpful because they have time to actually do their job right.  yes

    The DMV in Washington DC though was a nightmare. frown  I swear the clerks were ex prison matrons!   They had the attitude, all they needed were billy clubs, handcuffs and a bull horn. surprise

    Ours is always jam packed which is why I go at opening. When I lived in Texas it was even worse. They had lines clear outside with about 50 people inside.

    Makes me glad I live in the country  D:  D:  D:

  • RezcaRezca Posts: 2,753
    edited November 2017
    Mistara said:

    rub a dub dub  3 men in a tub ... tee hee 

    Dragon in a tub  :D

     

    63718989_p13_master1200.jpg
    1200 x 1015 - 669K
    Post edited by Rezca on
  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 6,568
    edited November 2017
    DanaTA said:
    frank0314 said:

    I go at opening so I'm in and out very quick

    I renew my registration and license online...they send it in the mail.  No waiting in lines.

    Dana

    Yeah, me too.  But there are still times when physical visits are necessary or quicker.  Like moving to a new state, turning in license plates, or changing registration to a new(er) car.  Last time I went they wanted to see more identificaton so I handed over my tattered, edge-worn, age-darkened Social Security card and was told that it wasn't an SS card. frown  It seems that for 40 years I'd been carrying around the wrong half of the SS card sent to me when I first started work.  I had to go back home to get my passport to prove I was who I said I was.  Interestingly enough, I got my passport 30 years ago originally by showing my SS card. surprise  I now have both a passport AND a proper SS card.  And in all this identity confusion I never forgot who I was. devil

    Post edited by LeatherGryphon on
  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,821
    DanaTA said:
    frank0314 said:

    I go at opening so I'm in and out very quick

    I renew my registration and license online...they send it in the mail.  No waiting in lines.

    Dana

    We can do our registration online but not our license. When I was in Texas we could do it online.

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 9,599

    Yeah, I had to go in person because my expiring license was before the RealID requirements.  Future renewals can be done online.

    .

    DanaTA said:
    frank0314 said:

    I go at opening so I'm in and out very quick

    I renew my registration and license online...they send it in the mail.  No waiting in lines.

    Dana

    Yeah, me too.  But there are still times when physical visits are necessary or quicker.  Like moving to a new state, turning in license plates, or changing registration to a new(er) car.  Last time I went they wanted to see more identificaton so I handed over my tattered, edge-worn, age-darkened Social Security card and was told that it wasn't an SS card. frown  It seems that for 40 years I'd been carrying around the wrong half of the SS card sent to me when I first started work.  I had to go back home to get my passport to prove I was who I said I was.  Interestingly enough, I got my passport 30 years ago originally by showing my SS card. surprise  I now have both a passport AND a proper SS card.  And in all this identity confusion I never forgot who I was. devil

     

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 9,599

    I had to show my birth certificate, my W-2 tax form, a utility bill for a local address, and a bank statement for a local address.

    .

     

    Diomede said:

    Yeah, I had to go in person because my expiring license was before the RealID requirements.  Future renewals can be done online.

    .

    DanaTA said:
    frank0314 said:

    I go at opening so I'm in and out very quick

    I renew my registration and license online...they send it in the mail.  No waiting in lines.

    Dana

    Yeah, me too.  But there are still times when physical visits are necessary or quicker.  Like moving to a new state, turning in license plates, or changing registration to a new(er) car.  Last time I went they wanted to see more identificaton so I handed over my tattered, edge-worn, age-darkened Social Security card and was told that it wasn't an SS card. frown  It seems that for 40 years I'd been carrying around the wrong half of the SS card sent to me when I first started work.  I had to go back home to get my passport to prove I was who I said I was.  Interestingly enough, I got my passport 30 years ago originally by showing my SS card. surprise  I now have both a passport AND a proper SS card.  And in all this identity confusion I never forgot who I was. devil

     

     

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 6,568
    edited November 2017

    Time again for some suggested music.  It's been a while but I've worked my way around again to Dvorak's Piano Concerto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYW6fjvpuNw  I've mentioned this piece before but it's worth bringing up again.

    Everytime I re-discover this piece I forget how much it enthrals me.  The long first movement starts with an enrapturing melody that builds to a fantastic climax through a whole 19 minutes full of action. I especially like the couple of times that it cycles around to the theme at 15:08 but actually the section from 13:50 to the end of the 1st movement at 19:00 is delightful and happy.

    The second movement begins at 19:10 and is a 9 minute quiet rest for the pianist and the listener.

    The third movement explodes beginning at 28:30 with quick chases up and down the keyboard and builds to the explosive finish.  This pianist has added her own last few notes at the end that completely express her joy with performing this marvelous piece.  Watch her during the performace and you can see she loves this piece.  Plenty of facial emotion and bodily force without getting nauseatingly over expressive and histrionic.

    I love this piece.  It is full of joy and hope.

    Post edited by LeatherGryphon on
  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 31,869

    killing myself slowly with sodium,  vegetable broth, oh my friikin foxtrots

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 31,869

    has anyone said it yet?  may dFForce be with you

     

        the indignities  lol

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,798
    Mistara said:

    has anyone said it yet?  may dFForce be with you

    Yes, and, despite the pleas and threats uttered as to what would happen to the first person to dare say it to the first person that did, it was indeed said on the first day it appeared

This discussion has been closed.