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Darth Detori
06-05-2002, 01:25 PM
You know what I'm talking about. I don't think I even need to say it. But just for the hell of it, here are a collection of events and things that just plain PO'ed me concerning wal-mart, department stores, and getting there.

"Hey look! A new wave has been released!" you say to yourself as you read the latest postings. Finally! something to do today! So you hop in your car and try to find a decent radio station not playing cher, jewel, celine dion, or any other still-in-the-closet "divas". You go down and you get to the main road to find many cars going both ways. Well after waiting fifteen minutes to turn right behind a station wagon going left (so big that it's *** prevents you from turning), you finally get on the road. Great! You're on your way! but then you slam on the brakes because of the caravan of construction trucks ahead towing tons and tons of sand, disabling their ability to use the accelerator. The land is familiar to you, though, so you know a few shortcuts. So off into the backroads you go. Oh but look! a woman so old her skeleton is decaying is driving her ford taurus so slow you're actually going backwards through time! Ok, you gotta deal with this for just a few seconds before you can get back on the main road. And you're back on! back behind the trucks again!!!
Up you come to the exit. You begin to turn into it. But then the three cars in front of you decide to take the exit as well WITHOUT using their blinker! You come down the ramp to join the two-lane road that brings you to wal-mart, and at the bottom is a yield sign. And again you slam on the brakes. Why? Because the man wearing a costco-brand business suit is on his Nokia model 1 talking to, oh, lets say, his wife Gretchen. She's reminding him to pick up toilet cleaner. This of course distracts him into SOMEHOW believeing that the yield sign is actually a stop sign. A couple of passionate blasts of the horn later, you're on your way. That as, you would be if you weren't stuck behind two trucks. You even notice how whenever there are two huge-*** trucks on a two-lane road how they ALWAYS equalize their speed RIGHT next to each other completely disabling you from passing? and then I don't know why but they decide to slow down more as well! and then you come to the lights. and it's red. and.................ITS GREEN! LETS GO! I WANT THOSE [EDITED] FIGURES! But the truckers are still sitting there [EDITED]. THEN they realize it's green and hit the gas............................................... .................................................( the gas is really hard to press apparently)....................................... .................................................. .
10MPH............................................. .....................................
12................................................ ...............................................13. ..........
you get the point. One of the trucks seperates from the other, and you're clear to pass. You go down the road a little farther and you're in the left lane. the fast lane, right? wrong. Why? because a big ol' white SUV is right in front of you going 40 in a 50. Getting behind an SUV is a deathwish, or anything white for that matter. People with white cars don't really care what color their car is, so they pick something totally neutral. SUV's are the modern mini-van. It's the new choice of soccer mom's everywhere, and BOY is this [EDITED] in front of you a soccer mom. You think I'm jumping to conclusions? nope! because she proudly proclaims it with one of the ugliest bumper stickers you've ever seen. Rust red font; you know precisely what I'm talking about. You just KNOW she's got all of her kids sports equiptment just packed in their: their lacrosse sticks, their hockey sticks, their tennis sticks, their football sticks, etc. She (and by now you're wondering why I keep picking on women. Quite simple. Every single person that has effectively PO'ed me, everyone driving white cars, SUVs, and mini-vans- have all been women. Driving is about 10% skill, 15% knowledge, and 75% impulse. Most women do not have that. The [EDITED] is the most effective driving tool ever created) also has at least one graduated kid, since she has the colleges sticker on the opposite side of the window. By this we can evaluate that she must have more children elsewhere since she's still driving an SUV. She's also got a WWJD fish about the trunk handle. You want to know what jesus would do? HE'D DRIVE FASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And here's the kicker- here's the real final nail in the coffin. Her license plate? "R4KIDZ". AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! You pass her eventually and give her the longest stare in your life.
So you're finally within sight of Wally World- FINALLY. And you go to turn in to the parking lot. You see the approaching mini-van has a stop sign so you keep on going. BUT they don't seem to REALIZE that they have a stop sign and they continue going like it's not a thing at all! Ok, so you're finally intact and in the parking lot. You see a spot. You go to pull in. well it seems the two SUVs on either side are so ginormous you're unable to fit. Great. So you go elsewhere. You go to the most convenient part of the lot. so you turn down the lane and then you're greated by what but ANOTHER mini-van in the MIDDLE OF THE LANE! COMING RIGHT AT YOU! So you scrape the side of your car against the curb and keep on driving. Ah! A spot! You go into it and there's a cart there. 'Cept at this point you don't care at all, so you just nudge it foreward with your bumper.
Now comes the REAL fun part. See, by now you're pretty damn PO'ed at the world. In you walk through lawn and garden. on your right you'll see an obese guy wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt. oh and on your left you'll see ANOTHER obese guy wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt! and directly in front of you is an obese woman wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt with more kids than you have fingers swarming around her and her cart full of fertilizer. One kid is off about 7 feet from her, another 8, another 10. She's off to the side of the door. all their backs are turned to her, and they're occupying themselves with whatever. You're 4 feet from the door. then all of a sudden ALL of the [EDITED] munchkins are RIGHT in front of you guarding the door like it's fort knox! And the only [EDITED] thing you want to do, if it even means life in solitary confinement is to just kick those [EDITED] all the way into the electronics department.
After doing exactly that, on you go into the actual store. You winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd all the way around all the over-80 people with king-sized shopping carts and then you're in a direct line for toys. You're almost there! finally, the figures you've been wanting for SOOOO long! You turn into the isle and- THERE'S A MOTHER WITH A HUGE CART WITH A KID IN IT AND A FATHER WITH A HUGE CART WITH A KID IN IT BLOCKING THE WHOLE [EDITED] ISLE! The kids are screaming, and the parents, they're like "SHUT UP YOU [EDITED] KID!" and the dad is like "You know what the solution to this problem is? to go home!" And they decide to go home. And you ask them to move. and they don't respond. And you're waiting for their solution to begin taking place... five minutes later you're FINALLY there.
and they don't have them yet.
You go to leave and after dodging cart after cart carrying god knows what driven by god-knows-what-sex who haven't bathed in months missing plethoras of teeth, you're out the door and back in your car. You look in your mirror and there you see a car. you look around. more cars. A WHOLE LINE OF CARS! then you find the source of the problem. A woman with more chins than jabba the hutt waiting for a space in the front. A space occupied by a woman with the most oval *** you've ever seen with her shirt tucked in her pants and her pants up to her nose. And this woman, she's not just getting in her car, no, she's loading it up with groceries. Now I don't have a problem with that- what I have a problem with is her friend that just happens to be there comes by and she starts talking to her distracting her from putting away her groceries. And the woman trying to take the spot, she's STILL WAITING through all of this! More cars keep accumulating behind her, but she doesn't care, she wants that spot!
Three hours later the ***** finally has her spot, and you go to back out. But you've gotta stop immediately because a whole caravan of people with shopping carts laden with children pass behind you like a school of ducklings. the temptation to just slam on the gas and knock them over keeps rising and rising and rising...
You get to the stop light. It turns green. The SUV in front of you doesn't go. it just sits there. like nothing in the world is happening. Then they FINALLY turn! and you look at the license plate: "R4KIDZ".

Rant over.

Jonna
06-05-2002, 01:32 PM
Now just take a deep breath and let it out slowly.
Repeat, rinse and lather.

bigbarada
06-05-2002, 02:58 PM
Do you have any idea how hard that is to read when it's all stretched out like that? My eyes hurt now.

Maybe you can sum it up for me, Jonna. Was there a point to all of that?

Jonna
06-05-2002, 03:11 PM
I didn't read it all either; just the left side. I hope that Darth Detori does not have a family history of heart problems because it sounds like he is going to have a heart attack from the strain of his adventurous car ride.

Mandalorian Candidat
06-05-2002, 03:38 PM
Pharmaceuticals have evolved greatly since the first use of morphine. Perhaps a good shot of librium or even valium may solve some of those rage problems. ;)

bigbarada
06-05-2002, 03:40 PM
I hear that stamp collecting is a very relaxing hobby, Detori.

Something to think about.:p

Dar' Argol
06-05-2002, 06:09 PM
Darth Detori, I just wanted to let you know I took a few of the "...................." out of your post so it is easier to read. I was getting a headache after only 3 sentences!! Now, back to reading the post.

2-1B
06-05-2002, 06:17 PM
So is it like that everyday in Amherst NJ? :rolleyes:

Nice pun you came up with re: Ford Taurus . . .

Dar' Argol
06-05-2002, 06:46 PM
OK, I just got done reading it. A few things:

1. Darth Detori, watch your language! This is an all ages site and we like to keep it that way. I edited out all of the offensive material in your post. If you have a problem with that PM me and we can discuss it with SirSteve.

2. Relax! Have you not figured out by now that the distribution of the figs is so sporatic that it is impossible to really follow any of the "just found" posts. I waited forever to get the Sneak Peek figs. I still have not seen the Bespin, Palpy, or any other new wave. Its nice to know that some are finding them, but until I see someone near me find them I am not going to go out looking for them. If I happen to find them great. If not, oh well.

3. It seems to mee, IMO, that you need to seek an anger management class. Your anger towards women/kids/obesse ppl/ everyone in general is not healthy. It can lead to some very serious problems down the road if not taken care of now. Why you are so angry at the world is beyond me, but it is an issue you need to deal with. Bad day or not, its not healthy.

But once again, I do not want to see that kind of wording in a post again. OK? I am real easy to get along with. Just try to have fun:D

InsaneJediGirl
06-05-2002, 06:56 PM
I'd have to agree with Dar'Argol..Picking on women and children??Gesh:eek:

I'd like to take this time to remind everyone that not getting a new SW action figure..isnt the end of the world.;)

JetsAndHeels
06-05-2002, 07:07 PM
And I thought I got frustrated out in public....

LTBasker
06-05-2002, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by InsaneJediGirl
I'd like to take this time to remind everyone that not getting a new SW action figure..isnt the end of the world.;)

No wonder I was able to find "new" figures months after their release even though if I had just been an hour earlier to get there... :D

Obi-Don
06-05-2002, 09:18 PM
The way I look at it.If collecting causes this much pain. I would say get out of it. I know it can be very up setting when you look and do not find,but thats part of the game. Collecting should be a hobby that is fun and when it stops being that its time to stop.

snakeplkn
06-05-2002, 09:41 PM
I think you all are taking Darth Detori way too seriously. No one can deny the fact that our roads and Wal-Marts have certain stereotypes that one will encounter. Detori, it's better off if you just take the online route. It makes life so much easier.

Snake Plissken
"Call me Snake"

Darth Detori
06-05-2002, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Dar' Argol
OK, I just got done reading it. A few things:

1. Darth Detori, watch your language! This is an all ages site and we like to keep it that way. I edited out all of the offensive material in your post. If you have a problem with that PM me and we can discuss it with SirSteve.

2. Relax! Have you not figured out by now that the distribution of the figs is so sporatic that it is impossible to really follow any of the "just found" posts. I waited forever to get the Sneak Peek figs. I still have not seen the Bespin, Palpy, or any other new wave. Its nice to know that some are finding them, but until I see someone near me find them I am not going to go out looking for them. If I happen to find them great. If not, oh well.

3. It seems to mee, IMO, that you need to seek an anger management class. Your anger towards women/kids/obesse ppl/ everyone in general is not healthy. It can lead to some very serious problems down the road if not taken care of now. Why you are so angry at the world is beyond me, but it is an issue you need to deal with. Bad day or not, its not healthy.

But once again, I do not want to see that kind of wording in a post again. OK? I am real easy to get along with. Just try to have fun:D

no prob, note made 8)

as for the annoying horizontality of the posts- I'm actually writing this post
out in wordpad. My computer really is that bad. The page shuts itself down
if I type in it. This is probably the main source of my daily anger ;). I used to
keep an online journal- can't anymore!

And as for figuring out when things hit the shelves- I've been keeping close
track to shipping operations recently and I've found that when something hits
CA, it hits NH about 5-7 days later.

As for driving conditions, trust me, try driving in NH. about 75% of people
are there to look at the trees :p. As for everyone that annoys me consistantly
it really is consistant enough to be worth complaining about. Sure I'm
exaggerating some things quite a bit in the previous post, but a bunch of it
has happened at one point or another. One time (at wal-mart) this woman
was on her cell phone buying her weekly groceries- in the 10 items of less
lane. True story. So after hanging up finally she realizes what she's done,
uncompassionately apologizes, and then proceeds to make another call.

By the way, I have no grudge against obese people- again, an exaggeration.
they probably annoy me the least since they're consciously aware of their
occupation of space whereas everyone else seems to feel fine flailing their
arms around like B9 from Lost In Space.

wow, having to hit enter at every four inches is really annoying.

and snake: THANK YOU! and the only thing about taking the online route
is having to wait for the UPS guy. It's just way too much mental stress; when
I'm waiting for something in the mail, whenever I hear a leaf go by I spin around
like a hyper-active carousel to look out the window.

besides, I like the thrill of the hunt.

haggis
06-05-2002, 11:46 PM
Road rage is bad.
Soccer rules.
Obese people, women, kids, and SUV's(the new minivan, indeed) are common affliction.
Wordpad, however, it must be said....sorry man!
Your experience is not totally uncommon.

JediTricks
06-06-2002, 01:17 AM
I HATE THE UPS GUY!!! That jerk is always blocking traffic with his illegal double-parking, every time I see that brown bomber of their's causing a traffic jam, I wish I was driving a tractor to just scoop the giant poop-mobile out of the away!!!

:D :crazed: :evil:

Deoxyribonucleic
06-06-2002, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Darth Detori
Driving is about 10% skill, 15% knowledge, and 75% impulse. Most women do not have that.

I thought your story was pretty funny UNTIL you started dumping on women. Did you really need to add the part of women not having the sense to drive? I doubt it. What about the trucks in your way, were they driven by women? You didn't mention that. And just so you know, boys age 18 - 25 get in THE MOST ACCIDENTS than any other group of people, hence their high insurance rates.

Another point, I've had 3 accidents withing the last 4 years, one on my motorcycle which was a hit and run in which the person (a boy) broke my leg and foot, and ALL of the accidents were the fault of the "other" and do you know who the "other" was? That's right, ALL BOYS!

So I was feeling bad for you not being able to get to your precious toys, until you had to be narrow minded and bag on women! After all, there are many women here who read and post just as much as the guys do so lets not revert to the dark ages here!

I would like to be able to come to this place without reading ignorant comments about race, gender, religion, sexual orientation etc. - there's enough of that out in the real world!
I'm sure you are a nice person but when you make comments like that, you seem very ignorant.

Darth Detori
06-06-2002, 09:37 AM
back to wordpad

I'm a very cautious driver, and haven't gotten in the smallest of scrapes
or near-hits ever. And when it comes to motorcycles I'm super-cautious; cause'
if you hit a bike they aren't going to JUST get whiplash.

Now women; I've been keeping close track- I've been riding a bit longer than I've
been driving, and for the past year I've been paying close attention to who's doing
annoying things on the road; going slow in the left-lane and whatnot. 3/4ths of the
time it REALLY HAS been women. Or older folks, but that makes up a much much
smaller percentage (they at least know which lane is the slow lane). This isn't
counting trucks and construction vehicles- they actually have a job to do. The
1/4th is men. Now as for teenage boys, the dumber druggy ones have a high
tendancy to go fast in places where it's absolutely not neccessary: especially
parking lots. The kinds of kids who put spoilers on their 85' volvos. The kinds
of kids who load as many people in their car as possible and then blast the music
entirely disabling them from knowing what's going on around them- They're at
a danger level I'd consider higher than people on cell-phones. People on cell
phones, by the way. They say it doesn't distract them, but man, does it ever.
How many people have I been stuck behind at a red light because they're just
taaaaaaaaaalking away? can it not wait till later? I'll never understand cell-phone
usage. Good thing about people in my age group (and generally people in their
30's) is that they know when to go. If it's green, they'll go immediately.
Not always tire-squeelingly immediately, but not slooooooowly-applying-the-
gas immedietely. Now teen girls; in my somewhat limited experience, and mind
you I've brought this up and they've all agreed, are probably the worst. I hear a lot
more stories about girls around here getting in accident than guys. Accidents
involving other people- guys here just tend to somehow flip their cars. Don't
ask, I really don't know. I can recount a bunch of recent incidences; one girl, she
said that she was, and this is the total truth, looking at a rock and then she
accidentally ran into a tree. My friend Kyla, she's been in one accident and gotten
pulled over I think three times now for speeding. Getting pulled over for speeding
around here isn't a very rare occasion; it's NH, nothing remotely dangerous ever
happens, so the police are always just pulling people over for going 6 over.
I haven't gotten pulled over myself yet. Not once.

So until I notice a decrease in men's driving habits that would make up the 1/4th,
my opinion remains the same. Sorry if you disagree, but this is my experience.

Brett3xmvpfavre
06-06-2002, 09:51 AM
you really need to find a hobby that has less to do with people.... like underwater basket weaving.

Darth Detori
06-06-2002, 10:02 AM
nah, the fish would get in the way ;)

snakeplkn
06-06-2002, 10:13 AM
Detori,

I don't understand how there can be more mental stress waiting for UPS than what it seems you have with driving. After all, with UPS you can easily know where your package is along every step of the way, much better than USPS where even with tracking you may not get confirmation (if you paid for it) until days after it has been delivered.

I will have to disagree about your observations about driving. There isn't one group that drives worse than the other. Everyone drives from bad to worse. It's a shame America doesn't have a better mass transit system like Europe. Having lived in the United Kingdom, I could take buses, subways, trains and never have to set foot in a car.

Snake Plissken
"A little human compassion"

Master Goeweins
06-06-2002, 10:32 AM
I bet he spits on his own dashboard...

It's easy to blame others for your stress, but it is still YOUR stress.
Take care of it.

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 01:02 PM
Good point about the lack of a mass transit system in the US, snake. When I was in Germany, Hungary and Korea we relied on the trains or buses for about 99% of our commuting. In every city or town I have lived in, in the US, you can either drive, walk or just stay home. The town I live in now doesn't even have a taxi service! If all US towns and cities would invest in a RELIABLE mass transit system there would be far less road rage and a huge drop in traffic fatalities.

One question, Detori, how long have you been driving and how old are you? Nothing personal, but I have been doing my own driving habits observations and noticed that new drivers and teenage drivers tend to have the highest vulnerability to road rage. Like I said, just my observation, nothing even remotely scientific. I've never lived in a big city (by "big" I am referring to a population over 50,000) so I know nothing about their driving habits.

stormie
06-06-2002, 01:24 PM
Yes, reliable, clean, and available mass transportation is sorely needed. (I know I'm being naive with that "clean" request).

As far as road rage, my experience in these parts has been that the majority of drivers with little or no patience tend to drive new German or Austrian cars (BMWs, Mercedes, VW Passats/Jettas, Audis) and/or American SUVs, regardless of age, gender, race, etc. Of course, this is only an observation, and I have also seen drivers of these cars drive carefully and with consideration. But it just seems the majority of these drivers have no patience for anyone else.

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 01:50 PM
Yeah, I do see those guys with big trucks/SUVs who have the "I'm bigger than you, so get out of my way!" mentality.

Dryanta
06-06-2002, 02:08 PM
hey guys,
Some one made the mistake of bring up driving ;)
I've been riding motorcycles for twenty years.And I still consider myself a truck driver.And of course autos.I'v had all three all over the place.Trucking has had me all over the lower 48 and most of Canada.Trying to put certain genders,ages,or anything else in one group is not a good idea.
I've found bad driving comes in all shapes and sizes.And I'll tell you it's a regional thing too.Some places people are so high strung they're nuts.Some are so laid back they're dangerous.Old young,male female it's all the same.Give me 100 example of one I'll give 200 of the opposite.Sorry,It isn't often someone here strays into my arena,so I just had to pipe in.Way off topic I know.
BTW I figure I've driven around 1,000,000 miles give or take and have only had one accident that wasn't my fault.And I'm not done yet.My father drove around 4,000,000 before he retired from the road.He's still drives truck and hes 72.No age steroetype can stick to him.He is one of the very best.Starting driving truck at 12,all the older boys went to war.Young ones had to fill their place.I think he's had three accidents two weren't his fault.One was.In 1956 he was watching a woman on the side walk and not the car in front of him lol.Just calm down behind the wheel.The life you save might be your own.

Eternal Padawan
06-06-2002, 02:28 PM
Heh. I didn't take Dovori's rant seriously at all. I though it was pretty funny since I've been behind that same idiot at the green light. IT DOESN'T GET ANY GREENER. THERE ARE NOT DIFFERENT SHADES OF GREEN LIGHT. And Soccer Moms do NOT know how to drive for some reason. I don't know why. I think they show copies of their kids birth certificates and if they have enough they don't need to take the drivers test.
I also liked the part where people decide to have family reunions or board meetings right in the doorway. What's that all about? Happens to me all the time.

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 02:32 PM
Good points, Dryanta. For the record, I wasn't trying to implicate commercial truck drivers, because for every bad one I've seen 2 or 3 good ones. My uncle is also a commercial truck driver.

One story about one of the bad ones, though. I was driving home for the weekend from Ft. Bliss and there was about 60 miles of construction along the 84 mile trip. I never take the chance of speeding in construction zones, since the fines are doubled, thus I was cruising along at 45 miles per hour (it turned my hour and a half drive into almost three hours) and this giant semi-truck comes rushing up behind me. He slows down when he sees that I won't speed up for him then proceeds to tailgate me for several miles. We were in a section of highway that had no shoulder and was restricted to one lane because of the construction so I couldn't get out of his way and he couldn't pass me. I'm in a Dodge Neon and he's in a semi following less than five feet behind me. By now I am getting understandably nervous because if I have to slow down for any reason he's going to hit me no question about it (thems just the laws of physics). I thought about speeding up, but then realized that unless I speed up to well over 65, this guy is going to stay on my tail and his stopping distance will increase the faster he goes, so defiantly I decide to stick with the speed limit. I say a little prayer because from the way it looks, it's just a matter of time before this guy plows into me. However, at that moment, we both see a police car going by in the opposite lane. I know the truck driver saw him too since he pulled off from behind me really quick. Too late for him, the police officer saw what he was doing, whipped around and pulled him over. I don't think I was ever in a better mood when I got to my parent's house that night.:)

Dryanta
06-06-2002, 02:44 PM
I didn't take it that at all BigB.
And ep I wasn't tearing into him.Most of what he said is true.Everyone of us has head the same exact experence.

If I told you guys I haven't crawled right up on some ones bumper I'd be lying through my teeth.But the times I have it has either been another truck or a swelled head SOB oops SUV.Some of them get into the habit of bullying smaller cars.They forget at times and do it to truck.I used to like to put a major scare into them.Wrong I know and dangerous.I can't really stand people who are just so convinced they are the only ones that matter on the road.
The driver you had a run in with got tagged hard.You probably kept him from a speeding ticket but following too close is worse for him.Big time penalty on the old insurance policy.When you or the company you work for has an 5% premium imcrease it's major,major money.You can drop $8,000 to $12,000 a year pretty easy.Not good for him.Much worse than a double fine.

Darth Detori
06-06-2002, 03:37 PM
I'm 18 and have been driving for, from start to now, 3.5 years. Alone for about 8 months. I decided to wait to get my license.

So I took a notepad and a pen with me today when my friend and I went around- there were ten offenses with women, nine with men, and four I couldn't make out. surprisingly there were a majority of moron cars! Original statement retracted (just about everyone is stupid).
Commercial truckers aren't bad drivers, it's just their vehicles speed capacity is quite low. Today we were next to a semi with nothing in tow and it was FLYING.
also, a good ammount of the offenses were cell-phone related

something else I've noticed- small people drive big cars. Dunno if it's some kind of compensation thing or what.

Darth Detori
06-06-2002, 03:38 PM
and thank you eternal padawan! You're all taking me way too seriously. I'm being sarcastic about 90% of the time. Unless I'm talking about cher. then it's ALL serious. I hate her sooooooo much...

Jonna
06-06-2002, 03:41 PM
Walks into the room.
Walks out of the room.

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Darth Detori
I'm 18 and have been driving for, from start to now, 3.5 years. Alone for about 8 months. I decided to wait to get my license.


Ahh, that explains everything.:p

Dar' Argol
06-06-2002, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by Darth Detori
and thank you eternal padawan! You're all taking me way too seriously. I'm being sarcastic about 90% of the time. Unless I'm talking about cher. then it's ALL serious. I hate her sooooooo much...

You have to relize that what you intend, and what is received are 2 totally different things! You may mean it in a joking way, anyone who reads it may take it seriously. That is why I use the Smilies so much:D. To show how I am intending for you to take the post. This is how a lot of Sexual Harrassment charges start. The guy(or girl, hey it can happen, harrass me baby!:D) may say something and mean it one way. The receiver takes it another way and gets offended. It matters not how it was intended, only how it was interpreted. Kinda stinks.

I wasn't taking you too seriously until I had to go in and edit half the post:rolleyes:. Man that took a while. Obi-Don is right though. If you cannot enjoy the hobbie, then you should not do it. Too much stress in the world already. I love the hobbie. As a matter of fact I am traveling 2 hours tomorrow to pick up something from a fellow forumite:D :D.

Deoxyribonucleic
06-06-2002, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by Darth Detori
So I took a notepad and a pen with me today when my friend and I went around- there were ten offenses with women, nine with men, and four I couldn't make out. surprisingly there were a majority of moron cars! Original statement retracted (just about everyone is stupid).

AGREED! except for those of us who are posting here and driving :) we of course are the exceptions hehe

ps. I'm glad you changed your mind!

:D

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 08:09 PM
"Friends don't let friends drive while posting."

:D:rolleyes:

Darth Detori
06-06-2002, 08:58 PM
hey look! no wordpad!
deleting realplayer made everything alright ;)

JediTricks
06-06-2002, 09:03 PM
Realplayer and AOL are basically computer viruses. I know techs who won't work on computers that have either of those installed because they mess up the system so much (AOL is the more common complaint). I can see how having realplayer mess up your PC might drive anybody mad. :crazed: ;)

LTBasker
06-06-2002, 09:08 PM
Windows ME isn't any better, it actually screws itself up.

JediTricks
06-06-2002, 09:15 PM
Yeah, but at least it sometimes reboots itself without telling you it plans to do so when it has these screw-ups... oh wait, how is that good? :eek:

Deoxyribonucleic
06-06-2002, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by LTBasker
Windows ME isn't any better, it actually screws itself up.

ICARUMBA...why'd they make it...Win98b worked great for me! I don't understand why they had to fix something that wasn't broken and I don't understand why I had to jump on the bandwagon and install WIN ME????

:confused:

bigbarada
06-06-2002, 10:49 PM
I've heard that Quicktime can have a bad effect on Windows over time also. Any truth to that? One computer guy I know called it a "Windows Eater."

Darth Detori
06-07-2002, 12:42 AM
bah- all computers bite.
quicktime; You download the newest version the SECOND it comes out, you load it up and it tells you you need to upgrade to the next version.

I'll probably get a mac when I get my own computer. I hear they're better for film stuff, and I'm going to be going to film school anyway

JediTricks
06-07-2002, 04:09 AM
Originally posted by bigbarada
I've heard that Quicktime can have a bad effect on Windows over time also. Any truth to that? One computer guy I know called it a "Windows Eater." Most of the more annoying features can be turned off, but Real Player has some stuff that continues on no matter what I try. I've found Quicktime 5 to be a pretty nice program, stable and it keeps to itself fairly well on my system. (although it did give my IE3, which I rarely use anyway, a bit of trouble handling WAV files.)

BTW, my comment about WinME... I was thinkig of XP! :stupid:

Deoxyribonucleic
06-07-2002, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
BTW, my comment about WinME... I was thinkig of XP! :stupid:

SAME THING! to me! :) :)

I still like win98 the best for many reasons (even though there are improvement to ME and XP they seem to be full of bugs and black stuff)

:eek: :D