The Dysfunctional-Palooza Obnoxious Masshole BS Thread

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Probably you are right, unless some refriderant made it all the way around the in liquid state, due to loop being getting colder than design specs.
 

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Yeah I suppose that could happen but I would guess that if it slugged a drink of liquid it would killed it in one fell swoop. Compressors don't like "solid" gas,,,(LOL).

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All engineers do nowadays is Google :)
All patients do nowadays is Google.

"I'm sorry Ma'am. While I do recognize the value of the fifteen minutes you spent reading Dr. Oz on the internet, I think my Masters degree and 25 years of clinical experience carry a little more authority and I won't be prescribing that medication. Not only is your self diagnosis incorrect but the medicine you want me to prescribe is totally inappropriate for both what you think you have and for what you really do have. (Which, BTW, is a case of terminal stupidity.) Go home, go to bed, drink lots of fluids, take two Tylenol and when you get up in the morning take a sledgehammer to your computer. We'll both feel better. You Madam, and your ilk, are the reason I want to switch careers to veterinary medicine."
 

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I was at a startup and mentored this CEOs high school aged kid. The CEO pretty much pressured him into our group. I laughed looking at his resume and see Stanford programming summer camp and all these good programming classes he's taken. It was going to happen one way or another and we had to find a place where he could do no harm. I had a good side project that needed to be done and argued the kid probably has taken more hours in a classroom than everyone in the room combined( as all were beyond 40).

The kid did a good job except for panicking every so often to impress his dad. I watched over him and pretty much all the information he dug out of forums and the web once I asked where he got the answers. I let it ride to see how'd he do. Not that bad. Come to find out most of the grads these days get their info from cut and paste from the web. Kinda scares me.

My manager, the VP of engineering, asked me at the end why I'd take on the task. I said "In two years that lil f- will be my boss!"
 
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The f'ing grass is always greener.

I'm forever telling new kids who want to become nurses to become plumbers instead.

1. The money is the same.
2. The smells are the same.
3. The hours are WAY better.
4. You don't have 5 levels of middle management trying to justify their existence busting your balls.


"But I want to take care of babies."

"Trust me Darling, you'd rather jump onto a bonfire with a five gallon tank of gasoline in your arms."

I get feedback from their clinical instructors that these 20 - 30 year old's think I'm a 'well meaning grouch who just doesn't get it'." Then then we, the clinical instructors and I, who are just as jaded as I am but get paid to put on a good face for the kids, just laugh, laugh, laugh.
 

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Some new grads hubby and I see in various discussion groups are stupid, lazy spoon feeders that who knows how the hell they completed a degree program based on some questions they ask. When a quick google search would give them an answer They instead post some pathetic appeal to th discussion board. Ticks me off. How do I start a practice, get on the insurance panels etc. ”For a grand a month I’ll coach you.” Crickets... they STFU. :bigmug:
 

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I use to work at a very PC company. It was all they cared about. I won't get political but I interviewed a recent grad there that had co-oped for two years. It was for entry level in my group. I asked what he wanted to do. He told me he's already done my job and it didn't interest him. He wanted to be my manager and tell me what to do. Those were his exact words. Ummm so his request got taken very seriously. If he ticked one more box in the checklist I think it would have happened. I don't work there anymore.
 
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I'd go electrician or HVAC over plumber, but PTN's advice is good from I can see. Quite a few people around here worked their way up in the trades to a few trucks, make good livings and have some control over their lives. Of course they have to be somewhat organized and actually do work, which seems a tall order for some.
 
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At least nurses can get a college degree and earn a living. What kills me is the idiots who HAVE to go to college, graduate with +/- $200,000 in debt and have a degree in Comparative Literature. How the hell can they ever afford to move out of Mom’s basement when the only job they can get is working at Starbucks?

And I’m not sure but aren’t tattoos expensive? Looks like you’ve got ten grand worth of skulls on your arm there, Sweetheart. How is the house down payment savings coming along?
 

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Damn, I sound like a frigging grouch.
Yes Grumpy. I have had clients that started over the stress of having a 30 something spawn living In the basement. It’s worse when the parents disagree. One wanted to sell their home and get a smaller place. Geez, find your spine and tell the parasite to grow up and get out. Well, of course I didn’t say that, but I wanted to.
 

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The f'ing grass is always greener.

I'm forever telling new kids who want to become nurses to become plumbers instead.

1. The money is the same.
2. The smells are the same.
3. The hours are WAY better.
4. You don't have 5 levels of middle management trying to justify their existence busting your balls.


"But I want to take care of babies."

"Trust me Darling, you'd rather jump onto a bonfire with a five gallon tank of gasoline in your arms."

I get feedback from their clinical instructors that these 20 - 30 year old's think I'm a 'well meaning grouch who just doesn't get it'." Then then we, the clinical instructors and I, who are just as jaded as I am but get paid to put on a good face for the kids, just laugh, laugh, laugh.
 

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Nice. What's the air temp out there? I'd sleep out there but then again you're on autopilot at 4 and that time is probably normal to you
 

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Wow.

Whatta steaming pile of crap this thread turned into. Phew.

Maybe you can all drone out 300 posts on “which is better, 40 or 60 watt light bulbs”

Holy crap.

and yes Paul... we get it. You work in a medical office. Jesus, you’d think the guy was the Pope or something. “Oh today’s day ends in ‘y’?? Time for me to tell everyone I work in medicine and then give them a run down of my day! They’ll be riveted!”
 

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Hi Cape!

Anyway, getting all recriminatory about whatever does not lead to much. I never met anyone here so can hardly pass judgement, though I assume you are all great people.

At least Cape is one of us, I think, location wise. He even seems to actually make beer, which is sometimes a rarity on this part of forum. Hopefully I can get off 495 and drink some someday.

Anyway, I am quite pleased with an ale I'm drinking, mostly pils, some floored MO or similar high end two row, rye malt, corn, some red wheat malt. Hopped moderate but noticeable, w azacca FW, pearl or similar 30 min in , leaf amarillo post whirlpool at about 160F. Full, flavorful, around 6 ABV, nice spicy citrus finish.

Rock on fellow critters, another day of too hot for outdoor work tomorrow for me, got to do some anyway, w dust & diesel. {;
 

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Interesting, I'd have thought your island ran a bit cooler than "Too hot to work". We were on the Bass River near the mouth all last week and the temps there were at least 10°F lower than Central MA when the wind was out of the S/SE - which was all but Thursday, iirc. Actually was quite nice there.

Otoh, here back at home this week, it's been hellacious. Even the animals are chillin' wherever than can find a cool-ish spot. Been seeing does escorting dappled fawns to wade in our pond lately, and even the resident woodchuck took a dip in the shallow end...
 

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Often it does run cooler, but when the hot polluted air pushes off the northeast corridor, we are not spared, air quality alerts and all. Hit around 90F yesterday, w lots of humidity and ozone, plus most of the rain everyone else gets skips us due to some kind of alteration that happened when they dug the canal, or so I'm told. Boston and the Cape gets more percipitation, unless it is coming off Atlantic, we tend to get more off season, when it is nice, grey dreary and cold. At this point, I can hardly wait.
 

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I think it was 5 years ago I had taken a whale watching tour out of Gloucester. It was dead for an hour as we waded around Cape Ann. Then all of a sudden a call came in and they darted for an hour straight to the southern portion of Stellwagen off of Ptown. I had never seen so many whales. Horizon was full breaching and right next to the boat. We got home 2 hours late but it was worth it.
 
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Same thing for our ride home. Every time I’d get the boat up to speed there would be another single or pod directly in front of us.

The pic of the one off my port quarter was a “Holy Sh!t moment”. I had positioned us where the one I was tracking should have come up 50 yards ahead of us. Instead that one popped up behind us and we heard her exhale and got sprayed with the spout as she surprised the hell out of us. Then the one I was expecting to pop up just off my bow did so. The place was crawling with whales.
 

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I had to run over to the Emporium in West Boylston for a couple of gas QDs and chatted with the young man that usually is holding down the fort there. He related that business has been very good of late with lots of new folks getting started home brewing and vets stocking up. Surprised me, but that's fine, the more the better, because clearly the bidness on the whole has been in decline over the last many years since its peak. And I need the store to stay afloat!

Cheers!
 

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I haven't gone over there in a few months but their web site says all three stores are open...
 
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