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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1485 on: 07 October, 2020, 06:28:52 PM »
My doomscrolling.

I would rather be fed a daily diet of nice news, great art and writing, but i insist on checking twitter feeds, news sites etc. that i know will grind my gears down! Then i'm in a bloody mood for rest of day.
The best thing I did in May was remove Twitter from my phone. It was far too easy to dwell on the shite news.

I'm coming to a realisation, and the fact is I've known it for a year or two, that the longer i spend off social media, the more time i actually spend being productive, doing things i want to do without that horrible nagging thought at back of mind that i'm missing something important. I'm not.

Bad news is bad enough without obsessively searching for it.

I'm using an app in the web browser called "stayfocusd". Makes it possible to "nuke" websites, as well as set time allowances for sites which I find feeding of my stress and anger. Helped me alot.
« Last Edit: 07 October, 2020, 06:31:25 PM by Apestrife »

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1486 on: 07 October, 2020, 09:42:06 PM »

I live in a field.

Problem solved.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1487 on: 07 October, 2020, 10:01:19 PM »
I live on a canal surrounded by fields.  It does help, to be fair.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1488 on: 08 October, 2020, 12:48:29 AM »
Field or canal?

Lads, I’m happy to take up residence in either!

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1489 on: 08 October, 2020, 01:17:13 AM »

It's a force field. 100% woman proof.

Evidently.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1490 on: 08 October, 2020, 10:13:13 AM »

It's a force field. 100% woman proof.

Evidently.

Ha!

Is Robbie the Robot wandering about?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1491 on: 08 October, 2020, 11:48:55 AM »
Now imagining Sharkie as Space Prospero. 

It's... not that hard.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1492 on: 08 October, 2020, 01:19:38 PM »

It's a force field. 100% woman proof.

Evidently.

Again, you're spot on.   :lol:
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1493 on: 08 October, 2020, 03:03:32 PM »

I live in a field.

Problem solved.

Nice! Send Mr. Gummidge my regards.😆

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1494 on: 08 October, 2020, 05:16:44 PM »

I live in a field.

Problem solved.

Nice! Send Mr. Gummidge my regards.😆
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1495 on: 08 October, 2020, 05:51:04 PM »

Now imagining Sharkie as Space Prospero. 

It's... not that hard.

'Tis a good dullness.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1496 on: 26 November, 2020, 11:43:04 AM »
YES, I will allow cookies you funting funt.
Just like the other 8 million times you asked that question when I visited your stupid funting website.


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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1497 on: 26 November, 2020, 11:59:43 AM »
Manager throws a hissy fit in front of entire team during team meeting. Actually states, "I'm not having a temper tantrum," whilst in the middle of a temper tantrum.

I later ask, in a meeting with him in his Office, if I can Work From Home next Tuesday and Wednesday for personal reasons, and he advises me that I'd have to take them days as Annual Leave, or go and WFH from this coming Monday until the 11th of December.

I mean, how childish can you be?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1498 on: 26 November, 2020, 12:01:12 PM »
YES, I will allow cookies you funting funt.
Just like the other 8 million times you asked that question when I visited your stupid funting website.

Drives me particularly insane when it's a site where I'm a registered user and logged in. Yes, yes, you already know I've agreed to load cookies, ferchrissake.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1499 on: 26 November, 2020, 12:53:40 PM »
YES, I will allow cookies you funting funt.
Just like the other 8 million times you asked that question when I visited your stupid funting website.

Drives me particularly insane when it's a site where I'm a registered user and logged in. Yes, yes, you already know I've agreed to load cookies, ferchrissake.

Tom Scott did a pretty good video about this just a few days ago
You may quote me on that.