The VENT Thread

Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Tessablue » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:40 pm

Catalina wrote:
Tessablue wrote:But whatever will we do without all this life advice? Make decisions based on what is best for us personally within the contours of our chosen careers, instead of the outdated musings of some internet guy who has decided to spend his hard-earned retirement time provoking and patronizing strangers on the internet? Absurd.


Generically speaking, shouldn't that read "within the contours of the life one has elected to portray here in any given month"?

Uhh... no? That doesn't even make sense.

Anyways, now we can all see out in the open that stark is a patronizing creep who delights in bullying and prodding people but gets small and nasty when they don't back down. Not a terribly uncommon thing to be. He started this off by berating a mother for expressing frustration at the system that puts outrageous prices on her son's health, and now he's moved on towards telling me that I'm... going to die alone and unaccomplished, or something? Still haven't decided whether or not to deliver him the bad news on that front, but it's always nice to move past pretense, so I'd personally consider this all a net positive.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Somnambulist » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:15 pm

Tessablue wrote: Still haven't decided whether or not to deliver him the bad news on that front, but it's always nice to move past pretense, so I'd personally consider this all a net positive.


IDK about you but my useless self only had a life goal of getting stark to look silly.

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby starrydreamer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:40 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Tessablue wrote: Still haven't decided whether or not to deliver him the bad news on that front, but it's always nice to move past pretense, so I'd personally consider this all a net positive.


IDK about you but my useless self only had a life goal of getting stark to look silly.

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.


Much reward for you. Very wow.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby stark » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:02 pm

This is directed towards the lurkers who are keeping score at home rather than posting along, I just want to put some closure on things rather than the fake news that's being reported. If you feel prompted to join in and offer something new, welcome aboard which ever side you're on, otherwise I'll consider this horse to be beaten and will be moving along to the next topic of interest.

Here's what we've really learned, or as Paul Harvey would say....The rest of the story.....

1) A while back we learned directly from a prolific poster that she knows she's a bitch and she's okay with that. To which I'll offer.....when do you think you'll outgrow that phase of your life, it's not very becoming.

2) And now we've learned from another poster that complaining is an accepted way of life today.......I've got a news flash for you, look around and try your best to find somebody you admire and look up to. I'm going to guess they're not labeled a complainer, nobody like's 'em, never have- never will. This too will be something you'll hopefully outgrow over time as other chronic complainers before you already have.

Good luck and be well.

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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Tessablue » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:52 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Tessablue wrote: Still haven't decided whether or not to deliver him the bad news on that front, but it's always nice to move past pretense, so I'd personally consider this all a net positive.


IDK about you but my useless self only had a life goal of getting stark to look silly.

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.

Congrats, rarely is success so rapid and so spectacularly conclusive. Where can you even go from here?
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Insane Crazy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:28 pm

This was a TRIP.

Shoutout to all my fellow awful, entitled millennials (and non-millennials who sympathize with us, you damn fools).
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Ballerina » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:33 pm

Somnambulist wrote:God, I wish I was born 70 years ago and be so far out of touch with reality as it is now. It's such a shame companies don't pay a liveable wage now.


You know Som, you've made some incredibly insulting comments about the older generation. Most of which I have let slide by, because you haven't a clue. But this has to be the most insulting one you have ever made.

I turned 78 this last November. In that near 8 decades of living, I have established a great many clues - the vast majority of which you have yet to learn. Perhaps if the fates allow you to live as long, you'll then see where I'm coming from.

It's comments like this coming from some millennials that invite the rage of the elderly. So, you get a clue.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Somnambulist » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:28 pm

Who says stuff like "if the fates allow you to live as long". :?

What an odd place the internet is.
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:21 pm

While stepping carefully around some of the 'odd stuff' in the last few pages :P, I agree with Som's point about wages.
When I first began my career, I was able to live pretty comfortably with a salary that wouldn't seem high by today's standards. Still, it enabled me to pay my bills and even put away some $. As I received raises, I was able to take vacations and indulge in a few hobbies.
However, as I drew near retirement age, my pay stalled and even decreased due to things beyond my control happening in my business. No more vacations, no more hobbies.
But I saw that my younger coworkers were starting their jobs with much lower pay, when compared to the buying power I had when I first started.
IMHO, it could be our larger population, creating a larger pool of potential employees for employers to pick from. Whoever is sufficiently-qualified and willing to work for lower wages and fewer benefits gets the job. Toss in the high cost of living...insurance, housing, transport, food, you name it...and "living wage" is getting pretty close to being an oxymoron. :(
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Re: The VENT Thread

Postby Somnambulist » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:33 pm

My parents bought a house with my salary two years ago. I can't imagine.
In the same vein, I my parents are boomers and they suffer tremendously.

Quite honestly I hate people my own age. The majority are entitled. I've worked 2+ jobs for my entire working life and have picked up random odd jobs as I could. I've been fortunate enough to work in jobs that provide solid benefits without large deductibles. I also love my parents and was able to live at home until 28 with the only form of rent be cleaning and paying for some improvements on their home. And the occasionally bottle of whiskey.

I also have nothing against anyone older. I saw stark praying on a mother who needs to work her frustrations out in healthy way. I played low because I find that low and from exp the healthcare insurance industry is awful. Sorry to have insulted anyone. You can't paint anything with a broad strokes. I wake up daily feeling blessed, loved and cherished. To say I'm miserable is laughable.

I also need inpatient therapy because I responded further
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