2024 LC Thread - Just the Fax, Ma'am

https://twitter.com/CFPB/status/1722266268844360143?t=Ty75zxp-SeKz_T96ByO3QQ&s=19

And so it begins…

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I worked a hellish temp job at the Coca Cola warehouse one summer, and found out over the course of the week that I was the replacement for a girl who got killed in the pallet stacker. The other workers there were pretty shaken up obviously.

It had two sections and you had to remember to turn both of them off (great design). She turned off one side to clean it, then wandered into the other side, triggered the electric eye, and it snapped her neck. Rough way to go for probably $8/hr with no benefits.

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Bob Vila has a $50 million house?!? That’s almost as bad as finding out that Cosby was a serial rapist.

Even worse, it is poorly maintained.

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NOBODY WANTS TO WORK ANYMORE!

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Trying to figure out if these guys are stealthily clipped in somehow, and I don’t believe they are.

seemed like a good run in internet terms. article reads like it shut down as part of a settlement agreement with a woman who met some predator in their chat when she was just a kid.

So, is it a generational thing for people to just flat out ignore personal emails/texts for weeks at a time? These are emails and/or texts I’m sending to request things/offer things/ask questions. Not spam, not junk, actual work stuff. Is it a California thing? Is it a “never been in the military” thing? Does everyone just hate me?

I am physically incapable of ignoring someone who asks me a question. I will reply as soon as I can, even if it’s to ask for more time. I am very busy person. But this takes like 10 seconds.

I’m posting this after re-forwarding requests for the third time to various people that I need to contact for the campaign I’m working on.

The kicker: I actually have seen many of these people IN PERSON over the past three weeks, and spoken to them about the same things my email is about!

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I’m only responding so you don’t feel ignored. I have no answer. I don’t often bother people irl so being ghosted/ignored sucks.

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Yeah I feel that’s more of a good employee/bad employee thing rather than a generational thing. I definitely have co-workers that will literally ignore stuff for weeks on end, and others that will always reply even if they don’t have a good answer. The latter tend to do well, the former tend to stay in the same job forever in a puddle of laziness and misery.

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Something that has really sunk in for me over the last few years is that I have NO idea what’s going on in other peoples’ heads or lives. None.

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I gotta be honest, I do think it would’ve been hilarious if we as a forum just didn’t respond to that post. Nothing personal to skydiver of course! Just the meta aspect of the unuttered zeitgeist permeating through our brains influencing us to not respond.

I don’t really have any answers to the questions other than all of those things could have varying degrees of truth.

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Today I learned the idea lemmings jump off a cliff is because a walt Disney documentary crew in the 1950s literally threw lemmings to their death off a cliff in Canmore, Alberta and claimed it was real footage from the arctic.

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Bring back DiBlasio!

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Arrived in Texas and my Uber XL is a d Dodge Ram. That tracks

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I want the next guy to say, “No Martha, don’t call the number, you’re all set,” and then the next ad is like, “Remember that dumb old broad Martha we had on here last time? The one who kept arguing and bitching and wouldn’t just stfu and call the number on her screen? Well she’s dead now. Rickets or some shit idk. If she hadn’t been so hard-headed she would still be alive. Now call the fucking number before you wind up like Martha’s dumb ass.”

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Uber experience in Texas continues to be … different

This morning I got a driver in his 70s who told me his life story complete with dates, Bible verses and his grandson’s SAT score

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I assume you told him yours in order to assert dominance.

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Probably because Texas counts the truck bed as extra seats.

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