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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:51 pm 
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Yesterday, various kind people unintentionally made me feel stupid, inadequate and untalented.

During the night, I dreamed that a bunch of cruel people was very deliberately doing so.

I woke up with my self-esteem lying in pieces on the floor.

Oh no! Dreams can be such harsh things sometimes.

You are intelligent, much more than adequate and talented.

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Thank you Greenduck! I just received an email from a vegan bakery interested in my job application as a vendor, and feel much better.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:03 pm 
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Minatomachi wrote:
Thank you Greenduck! I just received an email from a vegan bakery interested in my job application as a vendor, and feel much better.

Great! Good luck with the job.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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My dad had to go to Accident and Emergency and he and my mum had to wait for hours for the basic thing he went in for to be even looked at (my mum apparently had to ask to speak to a manager before they would do this very basic thing that he quite urgently needed). Apparently they are so under-resourced that they have no beds so he's likely to spend the night in the corridor and my mum is so frazzled from the ongoing situation that she had to go home in the end to get some rest and leave him. I feel terrible that I can't be there, I was with him over the weekend but various circumstances made it so stressful I didn't get enough sleep at all and I had to leave because I live and work 80 miles away but I feel so guilty. The whole situation sucks.

I should be there to keep him company but I don't drive and the trains don't run again for another 5 hours. I tried phoning his mobile to see how he's doing but it's switched off so I guess they forgot to take it.

If anyone is reading this and you're of the good vibes sending persuasion we could really use some!

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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Sendin' the good vibes Dropscone. Sorry to hear about your dad and hope he doesn't have to stay in the hospital too long.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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I send you good vibes too! Don't feel bad about not being able to be at the hospital all the time. If you tired yourself out, you'd be the next one sick.

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I'm currently in the process of putting out a major fire at work, and went to our head brewer/part owner of the company to confirm a couple of things I needed to know to be able to fix the mess (which he got us into by waiting until the very last possible minute to ship some beer out during a snow storm) and he spoke to me like I was a total idiot. He had no idea what I was talking about or the work that is going into fixing his mess, but just assumed that I am the dummy in the situation and talked to me as such. He basically gave me a "why don't you just [do the most obvious thing that I've already determined will not work because of reasons]" and walked away shaking his head. I'm kind of livid right now.


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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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It happened a couple of days ago, but at work the other day I was asked to do something (lay on a trolley on a spinal board with head blocks and be wheeled about) which brought back awful traumatic memories of an accident I had 13 years ago. I agreed beacuse thought I was all okay with it and it would be fine but apparently not. I completely freaked out about it and ended up in tears at work and felt forking awful all day and evening. Just thinking about it now is making me start to cry again.

The only good thing is that I spoke to some people in the company about it and they completely understand so I won't have to do it again; they were actually fantastic about it.

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I am so sorry Imogen. That sounds really upsetting. Sending you many good thoughts <3

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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I hope the memories aren't intruding too much now, Imogen. That sounds like a terrible day.

I was thinking about you yesterday- I went to see the Cirque du Soleil with my mum. They had some breathtaking aerial fabrics sequences and I mentioned that I had met someone who does rigging for aerial performance. I'm so glad to live in a world where these skills exist.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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Yesterday after a long day driving around visiting family we decided to go home, get dinner (we were hungry!). About five minutes from home, we came across a standstill in traffic - apparently there was a collision that blocked the road. Sat in that for forty-five minutes. Finally, traffic started moving and we turned the engine on and...nothing. The lights came on, went "fsssss" and turned off. Traffic started moving, honking at us...nothing. So we called our breakdown, they said they'd be about an hour. We got out of the car and ran to the edge of the road. Then I realised since it was a dual carriage way and the car was stuck in the fast lane with no working hazard lights it was a danger so I called the police. Well, first time I used my husband's phone but it died halfway through the call. Then, I had to use my phone which barely works in the rain and it was pissing down. Ok, the police people said, we've got officers on the way.

Officers took twenty minutes to arrive, apparently this is because they're based in a different town and their shift only started at 7pm anyway so they had to come a long way. In the meantime, we stood on the gross muddy verge (full of litter and all sorts) watching cars almost hit our car over and over again because they couldn't see it. Oh, and the cars that did see it, and saw us standing by the side of the road? Decided to roll down their windows and yell abuse at us for not having the hazard lights on. Yes, this was a personal choice of ours to abandon the car in the dark in the fast lane, of course.

Police finally turned up and parked there with their lights flashing, put up cones and all. We were then told that it was our fault because you should never turn your engine off in standstill traffic, and also that we should cancel our breakdown van because the police now will take over and bring their own, ours wasn't allowed anymore. Except, the police don't have their own dedicated service, they just use a "local" one (from a village half an hour away) so that still took an hour to get there. So, we stood in the pouring rain for the next hour waiting for the police recovery thing. Who turned up, hooked the car to the van, and drove off with it. Leaving us still by the side of the road. Thankfully the police lady was nice enough to give us a lift home (it was, after all, just five minutes away) so I got my first trip in the back of a police car. We got home at about 9:30PM. After arriving five minutes from our house not long past 6.

Today, my husband rang up the people who took the car to find out what to do and they said there was an even bigger charge if he didn't collect it before 12 noon. So he had to get time off work, find a lift, and go and collect it. They jump started it for him so he could drive back. He dropped it back home then had to run off to work so I have to sort the car out. Well, it turns out because it was a police thing they have searched the car (why? who knows) and removed everything that is not part of the car, and put it all in a giant plastic bag in the boot. Just one, giant plastic bag with everything that was in the car last night in it. Everything from my hot water bottle, box of tissues, the AA road map, loose CDs, phone chargers...to our muddy welly boots and walking shoes. So, everything is completely covered in mud. Ick. I hope the CDs still work. I threw out the box of tissues.

Oh and to top it all off, when we were stuck in traffic last night I commented on the local newspaper's facebook story about it. Suddenly got a mass of friend requests from men in my city. My husband said "wow, that's creepy". I guess that was a learning experience for him.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Wow, that sounds awful. Your post brought back memories of a car accident I was in years ago, on an icy road. We got stuck at a bottom of a hill with car accidents ahead of us and couldn't move forward. We were sitting ducks when this one car came from behind us much too fast and not only hit us, but than skidded into other cars as well. Then we left our car and stood behind the guard rail in the freezing cold waiting for police to arrive. That was terrifying. Fortunately no one was badly hurt and the police did get there within fifteen minutes or so. And very luckily, since there were 26 (!) cars in that one caramel cluster, the insurance companies ruled it a no-fault accident and our repairs were paid for without premiums going up.


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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:11 am 
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Oh, Vixki, that sounds like such an ordeal!
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[...]We were then told that it was our fault because you should never turn your engine off in standstill traffic[...]

Either the officer was being daft or I have completely misunderstood this. (I'm learning to drive.) The Highway Code says "you MUST NOT leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road."

And how did they expect you to get home they hadn't taken you? I'm going to go out on a limb and assume taxis (or any hypothetical driver friend you might phone) aren't allowed to pick up passengers from the side of a motorway. And you aren't allowed to walk along them except to get to the emergency phones.

Why not tell you when they towed your car that you would have to collect if before noon? Or give you a leaflet, as people involved in car accidents etc often don't retain information well?

I hope the rest of today has been more relaxing.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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GreenDuck - they said apparently it comes from having the lights and the radio on with the engine off? Like we were meant to sit in the pitch black, or something :/

Apparently we could have got a lift with the recovery vehicle. They would have taken us to their home, which is nowhere near us, and we'd have had to get a taxi, which would be fun at the middle of nowhere on a Sunday night. They should have given us a leaflet at least, the recovery people didn't even have our details! The police lady never even asked our names. It was very strange.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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Ah right, having the lights or radio on with the engine off would drain the battery. (You have to run the engine for a while every now and then but I have no idea how often or for how long.) But a telling off is not what you need after waiting for ages in the cold and dark wet, worrying.
Hopefully this is the end of the ordeal.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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My brother in law has been struggling with quitting alcohol for a while now, spent a month in a residential treatment program last fall, and showed up here tonight drunk.

And I'm pretty sure my husband is secretly smoking. I really, really, really hate cigarettes.


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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
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Over the weekend I made the mistake of jumping in a very sparkly, refreshing pool with my Fitbit on and it died. I've been living with it so long, I don't know what to do without it, so I ordered a new one. Then later in the day, I was running downstairs with someone on hold to see if anyone had found her keys. I had a mini-collision with my coworker on the stairs, and as I went to put my phone in my back pocket, I lost my grip on it and it fell all the way to the concrete floor a full story below. SMACK. It still "works" but it's cracked a lot and discolored, and it flickers creepily. Plus texting is not working properly. It just fills in random words that are nothing like what I typed. I have the plan where I pay an extra $25 on my monthly bill for the phone until it's paid off, so I went to check to see how much I had to pay to pay off THIS phone so I could get a new one. $624. That's how much. I'm very thankful that I had that money in my savings and all, but I'm angry because I've been trying to build my savings back up after buying the house and it's apparently impossible.

Sub-worst thing: The fireworks have not stopped. Someone lit off a bunch of particularly boomy ones that woke me up at 3am. MY GOD, GIVE IT A FORKING REST.


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The weekend's coming, at least?

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Two weeks until the end of term. Too much to do. Everyone is stressed and falling out with each other. I'm sick of working 60hr weeks and I'm feeling sorry for myself...oh, and to make things seem even worse, there is a huge thunder and lightning storm right over my house. The thunder is so loud that the windows are all rattling and sounds like the roof is going to fall in...and I've got a headache... moan, moan, moan.


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Sorry to hear about your phone and Fitbit Hollie. So annoying when that happens.


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Blood in the diaper, just more damn blood... again. (for my lil one)

So done with this! :(

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I've had a really hard/stressful few days, finally this afternoon I got to sit down with some cookies, a malted hot chocolate, and a book.

And what did I do? Tipped the still extremely hot hot chocolate right down my chest.

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vixki wrote:
I've had a really hard/stressful few days, finally this afternoon I got to sit down with some cookies, a malted hot chocolate, and a book.

And what did I do? Tipped the still extremely hot hot chocolate right down my chest.

Ow! That sounds like it could be the last straw. I hope you weren't actually scalded, and that you were able to get changed easily and had more hot chocolate to relax with.

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My welfare payment has been cut off due to a clerical error, and despite the fact that everyone agrees it's obviously a clerical error, no one seems to be able to fix it. I've been in to the office twice now to try to sort it out; the second time I was told that only the specialist team could fix it, and that I had to phone them myself. I spent over an hour on the phone and spoke to three different people, and the problem still doesn't seem to be fixed.

I've made very little money from my business this month, and haven't gotten a single callback after applying for several jobs I thought I was well qualified for, so this means that I'm flat broke in addition to feeling like a failure.

I'm pissed about the political side of this too. Our government has spent the last several years doing everything they can to punish poor people for being poor; not only are they reducing welfare payment rates, they've also internationally made the entire system as convoluted (and understaffed) as possible. I hate it.

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