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Title: Complaint Department
Post by: Peacemaker on February 03, 2013, 09:59:04 PM
We all have those moments in life that just irritate us to no end and we wish we could just vent about them without making a big deal about it and going on 20 page posting debates or be deemed as judging. Sometimes it feels good to just vent. Got something on your mind you want to get off your chest, post away.




The rules are simple to this thread:
1) Don't argue or debate about what others say, we all have our own opinions regardless if you agree with them or not. This is a place to vent, not fight. Read it and move on.
2) Keep it clean, PG 13




Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: William on February 03, 2013, 10:00:53 PM
I wouldn't call two goals a game action.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: mike on February 03, 2013, 10:02:08 PM
here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,41054.90.html
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Peacemaker on February 03, 2013, 10:04:49 PM
here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,41054.90.html

I wouldn't consider that the same thing. If someone ran over your cat, vent about it, it doesn't turn into a pet peeve or OCD
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Peacemaker on February 03, 2013, 10:06:45 PM
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Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 03, 2013, 10:14:11 PM
I never finish what I started, even though I'll spend hours upon hours planning it in all it's minutiae.  Just do it!
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: JamesR on February 03, 2013, 10:20:24 PM
This'll be good.

Why did God allow my mother to miscarry? I was 12-13 at the time and I was already in love with the baby while it was in the womb, always feeling her kick, talking to her, buying toys for her for when she was born. But then she dies in the womb. And I never got to see her. I miss my miscarried sister. What if she would have became Orthodox? What could have been? Where is she right now? Is she at the toll-houses? How come every single thing imaginable that is fun is considered a sin by the Church? It's like we cannot do ANYTHING fun at all or have any pleasure. God just wants us to be miserable. I'm not a needy guy; I try SOOO hard to be religious and honor God, and I am probably more faithful than a good 90-95% of kids my age, yet, I still get nothing at all for it. The moment I want to masturbate or relax to some porn to relieve myself, I'm sinning. Well maybe God shouldn't have given me these desires if He didn't want me to indulge in them. I'm trying as hard as I can to resist, and I have been battling it, but it's so hard. I feel miserable and depressed for it. And I have no hope; I feel like there is no reason for giving it up. How do I know I'll like Heaven? In fact, why did God put me here at all? I never asked to be born in the middle of a spiritual war, having to participate in a spiritual marathon either for God or for the Devil. I'd rather have never existed. Why isn't my family Orthodox? How come they'll believe what goons and whackjob Evangelicals tell them in Protestant Bible footnotes but they won't believe me or God's true Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church?

And why is life so miserable in general? I'm sick of society expecting me to do what it wants. Maybe I don't want to go to college, get married or pursue the dead American dream. I don't have the motivation for college; I already hate school (even though I get straight A's), but I just don't have the motivation for college. It doesn't interest me, and I don't want to end up in debt. I'd rather live thrifty than be in college debt. And how come society expects us to wait so long until we get married? How come we have to be in our 20s? I have desires and hormones that God wants me to suppress and this society where I can't marry until I'm almost 30 is a big pile of BS if you ask me. This whole world is a piece of crap. God always tells us about Heaven and looking to the light at the end of the tunnel, but I don't see any stupid light; I don't even know if Heaven is worth pursuing. I just want some pleasure in this world and I'd be happy.

/rant
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Sinful Hypocrite on February 03, 2013, 10:36:11 PM
I hate when I cant reply to someone.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Melodist on February 03, 2013, 10:39:53 PM
I don't know if this thread is a good idea on a Christian forum.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: JamesR on February 03, 2013, 10:45:21 PM
I hate when I cant reply to someone.

If it's about me, I don't mind if you reply--as long as it is helpful.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Sinful Hypocrite on February 03, 2013, 11:35:30 PM
I had to complain about something ;D
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: theistgal on February 04, 2013, 12:46:00 AM
My scalp itches. >:-(
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Maria on February 04, 2013, 12:48:12 AM
My scalp itches. >:-(

I have had that problem too.
Wish I could find a shampoo that did not make my scalp itch.
In fact, you just reminded me that I need to wash my hair. Ugh.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Maria on February 04, 2013, 01:03:08 AM
This'll be good.

Why did God allow my mother to miscarry? I was 12-13 at the time and I was already in love with the baby while it was in the womb, always feeling her kick, talking to her, buying toys for her for when she was born. But then she dies in the womb. And I never got to see her. I miss my miscarried sister. What if she would have became Orthodox? What could have been? Where is she right now? Is she at the toll-houses? How come every single thing imaginable that is fun is considered a sin by the Church? It's like we cannot do ANYTHING fun at all or have any pleasure. God just wants us to be miserable. I'm not a needy guy; I try SOOO hard to be religious and honor God, and I am probably more faithful than a good 90-95% of kids my age, yet, I still get nothing at all for it. The moment I want to masturbate or relax to some porn to relieve myself, I'm sinning. Well maybe God shouldn't have given me these desires if He didn't want me to indulge in them. I'm trying as hard as I can to resist, and I have been battling it, but it's so hard. I feel miserable and depressed for it. And I have no hope; I feel like there is no reason for giving it up. How do I know I'll like Heaven? In fact, why did God put me here at all? I never asked to be born in the middle of a spiritual war, having to participate in a spiritual marathon either for God or for the Devil. I'd rather have never existed. Why isn't my family Orthodox? How come they'll believe what goons and whackjob Evangelicals tell them in Protestant Bible footnotes but they won't believe me or God's true Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church?

And why is life so miserable in general? I'm sick of society expecting me to do what it wants. Maybe I don't want to go to college, get married or pursue the dead American dream. I don't have the motivation for college; I already hate school (even though I get straight A's), but I just don't have the motivation for college. It doesn't interest me, and I don't want to end up in debt. I'd rather live thrifty than be in college debt. And how come society expects us to wait so long until we get married? How come we have to be in our 20s? I have desires and hormones that God wants me to suppress and this society where I can't marry until I'm almost 30 is a big pile of BS if you ask me. This whole world is a piece of crap. God always tells us about Heaven and looking to the light at the end of the tunnel, but I don't see any stupid light; I don't even know if Heaven is worth pursuing. I just want some pleasure in this world and I'd be happy.

/rant

May your little sister's memory be eternal.
And may you be blessed to see her in Heaven.
Yes, run the race and win the crown so that you can see her in a place where there is no sighing, no pain, just joy everlasting.

Guess I gotta go and wash my hair. Ugh.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: dzheremi on February 04, 2013, 01:07:20 AM
I have to analyze a transcript of a George W. Bush interview on the O'Reilly Factor c. 2004 for a course on Psycholinguistics and write up a paper on how the nature of the disfluencies in his speech fit into various theories on language and the brain. I don't think I can stretch "he's just not a very good public speaker if he doesn't have a script to read from" into multiple pages of analysis. Where's my Michael Gerson or David Frum?
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Luke on February 04, 2013, 01:10:47 AM
My boss is a pain in the neck.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Maria on February 04, 2013, 01:27:04 AM
I have to analyze a transcript of a George W. Bush interview on the O'Reilly Factor c. 2004 for a course on Psycholinguistics and write up a paper on how the nature of the disfluencies in his speech fit into various theories on language and the brain. I don't think I can stretch "he's just not a very good public speaker if he doesn't have a script to read from" into multiple pages of analysis. Where's my Michael Gerson or David Frum?

:)

Could his past/present (?) alcoholism be part of Bush's disfluencies?
One of my past teachers (a Catholic nun) always had a little late night drink of altar wine whenever she could get away with it. However, the alcohol left her speechless and unable to care for herself when she was in her late 60s.

Is this course under the Psychology or the Linguistics Department?
I got my M.A. in Linguistics, and I really enjoyed Sociolinguistics, although I did study Psycholinguistics too.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 04, 2013, 01:33:02 AM
Complaint desk: 12,000 miles away from here.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Maria on February 04, 2013, 01:35:21 AM
If you have a complaint, be sure to print in large letters, but make sure the message fits within the box below:

[_]
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: dzheremi on February 04, 2013, 02:00:19 AM
I have to analyze a transcript of a George W. Bush interview on the O'Reilly Factor c. 2004 for a course on Psycholinguistics and write up a paper on how the nature of the disfluencies in his speech fit into various theories on language and the brain. I don't think I can stretch "he's just not a very good public speaker if he doesn't have a script to read from" into multiple pages of analysis. Where's my Michael Gerson or David Frum?

:)

Could his past/present (?) alcoholism be part of Bush's disfluencies?
One of my past teachers (a Catholic nun) always had a little late night drink of altar wine whenever she could get away with it. However, the alcohol left her speechless and unable to care for herself when she was in her late 60s.

Is this course under the Psychology or the Linguistics Department?
I got my M.A. in Linguistics, and I really enjoyed Sociolinguistics, although I did study Psycholinguistics too.

Hahaha. Well, I don't know about that...these are disfluencies which everyone makes in extemporaneous speech, but what is interesting about his speech is their relative frequency and character. But maybe ex-alcoholics are more prone to speech disfluencies than people without such a history. I don't really know. Psycholinguistics is not really my thing, but I need the course to graduate (it's double-listed, so most of the class is undergraduate Psych majors; I am one of about six linguistics grad students in a class of about 40).

Eh...I'll get through it...I might need a drink by the end, though. :)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Maria on February 04, 2013, 02:09:41 AM
I have to analyze a transcript of a George W. Bush interview on the O'Reilly Factor c. 2004 for a course on Psycholinguistics and write up a paper on how the nature of the disfluencies in his speech fit into various theories on language and the brain. I don't think I can stretch "he's just not a very good public speaker if he doesn't have a script to read from" into multiple pages of analysis. Where's my Michael Gerson or David Frum?

:)

Could his past/present (?) alcoholism be part of Bush's disfluencies?
One of my past teachers (a Catholic nun) always had a little late night drink of altar wine whenever she could get away with it. However, the alcohol left her speechless and unable to care for herself when she was in her late 60s.

Is this course under the Psychology or the Linguistics Department?
I got my M.A. in Linguistics, and I really enjoyed Sociolinguistics, although I did study Psycholinguistics too.

Hahaha. Well, I don't know about that...these are disfluencies which everyone makes in extemporaneous speech, but what is interesting about his speech is their relative frequency and character. But maybe ex-alcoholics are more prone to speech disfluencies than people without such a history. I don't really know. Psycholinguistics is not really my thing, but I need the course to graduate (it's double-listed, so most of the class is undergraduate Psych majors; I am one of about six linguistics grad students in a class of about 40).

Eh...I'll get through it...I might need a drink by the end, though. :)

This course sounds a little like what Speech-Language Pathologists must study.
I took a course in disfluencies. Stroke patients and people with brain injuries have many disfluencies depending on where they were injuried or have a brain lesion.
Does Bush have a lot of spoonerisms? (I pull a lot of spoonerisms when I am tired.)
Does he stutter? (a definite sign of disfluency)
Does he lose his train of thought?

A great resource: 
Owens, Robert E. Jr.
Language Disorders: A functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention
4th Edition (may be later ones now)
Pearson Education, 2004.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Peacemaker on February 04, 2013, 02:14:48 AM
I wish I had someone to hold at night when I go to bed  :-\


Sometimes I wish I wasn't going bald at age 27


I wish the girl in my Church who I told today I liked and could see myself getting married to her felt the same way, but it'll never happen.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: dzheremi on February 04, 2013, 02:42:14 AM
I have to analyze a transcript of a George W. Bush interview on the O'Reilly Factor c. 2004 for a course on Psycholinguistics and write up a paper on how the nature of the disfluencies in his speech fit into various theories on language and the brain. I don't think I can stretch "he's just not a very good public speaker if he doesn't have a script to read from" into multiple pages of analysis. Where's my Michael Gerson or David Frum?

:)

Could his past/present (?) alcoholism be part of Bush's disfluencies?
One of my past teachers (a Catholic nun) always had a little late night drink of altar wine whenever she could get away with it. However, the alcohol left her speechless and unable to care for herself when she was in her late 60s.

Is this course under the Psychology or the Linguistics Department?
I got my M.A. in Linguistics, and I really enjoyed Sociolinguistics, although I did study Psycholinguistics too.

Hahaha. Well, I don't know about that...these are disfluencies which everyone makes in extemporaneous speech, but what is interesting about his speech is their relative frequency and character. But maybe ex-alcoholics are more prone to speech disfluencies than people without such a history. I don't really know. Psycholinguistics is not really my thing, but I need the course to graduate (it's double-listed, so most of the class is undergraduate Psych majors; I am one of about six linguistics grad students in a class of about 40).

Eh...I'll get through it...I might need a drink by the end, though. :)

This course sounds a little like what Speech-Language Pathologists must study.
I took a course in disfluencies. Stroke patients and people with brain injuries have many disfluencies depending on where they were injuried or have a brain lesion.
Does Bush have a lot of spoonerisms? (I pull a lot of spoonerisms when I am tired.)
Does he stutter? (a definite sign of disfluency)
Does he lose his train of thought?

A great resource: 
Owens, Robert E. Jr.
Language Disorders: A functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention
4th Edition (may be later ones now)
Pearson Education, 2004.


Thanks for the reference. I'll look into it. They have us using Traxler "Intro to Psycholinguistics" (makes sense; because of the nature of the course, being cross-listed and an intro course, they need something very basic), and honestly it is so boring I haven't gotten past the introduction. We're starting on week four on Tuesday...this can't be a good sign!

There are no spoonerisms in the interview transcript, but there are a lot of repetitions (I think Bush has something like 34 to O'Reilly's zero). Everything that you write is familiar to me, though. My beloved grandmother had a stroke some 25 years ago, and her speech patterns really changed after that. And then of course near the end (she passed on maybe 4 years ago), as my uncle put it, "it took damn near an act of congress just to get her to speak English" (she was originally from Mexico, and I guess at some point she reverted to speaking only Spanish, despite the fact that she had taught neither of her children Spanish, so the only person she could communicate clearly with was her hospice nurse).

The brain is a fascinating and in some ways frightening thing. I hope nothing like that ever happens to mine.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 04, 2013, 02:46:50 AM
I get very irritated (and very sad) when some people feel the need to attack somebody personally rather than simply attacking their views, opinions, or reasoning. As Orthodox Christians we should never personally disparage our brethren, no matter how much we may disagree with them. To get ones kicks from personally mocking and ridiculing ones Orthodox brother is cowardly and unchristian. One of the things that I truly hate is cowardice. Unfortunately, the internet is a haven for cowards.


Selam
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 04, 2013, 03:00:48 AM
I get very irritated when people use a thread like this as a soap box for venting their petty grievances with others. If you don't have a thick skin, then you shouldn't be on the Internet, because--SURPRISE--people will say offensive things on the Internet.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: William on February 04, 2013, 03:05:09 AM
I really hate how I'm supposed to have leisure time, get chores done on the side, do all of my schoolwork and still get 8 hours of sleep a night.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: JamesR on February 04, 2013, 03:15:16 AM
I don't like how I'm so short :( We have feelings too!
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Maria on February 04, 2013, 03:16:05 AM
I get very irritated (and very sad) when some people feel the need to attack somebody personally rather than simply attacking their views, opinions, or reasoning. As Orthodox Christians we should never personally disparage our brethren, no matter how much we may disagree with them. To get ones kicks from personally mocking and ridiculing ones Orthodox brother is wrong cowardly and unchristian. One of the things that I truly hate is bullying cowardice. Unfortunately, the internet is a haven for bullies cowards.

Selam

Fixed it for you. :)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: dzheremi on February 04, 2013, 03:19:27 AM
I don't like how I'm so short :( We have feelings too!

Lighten up a little, buddy. It's not a big deal. Here, have a little hug:

(http://www.bensscrollsaw.com/Photo/Little%20Hug.jpg)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 04, 2013, 03:45:09 AM
I wish I was little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her, I wish I had a rabbit in a hat, with a bat, and a '64 Impala.

I wish I was like six-foot-nine, so I can get with Leoshi, cause she don't know me, but yo, she's really fine, you know I see her all the time, everywhere I go, and even in my dreams, I can scheme a way to make her mine, cause I know she's livin phat, her boyfriend's tall and he plays ball, so how am I gonna compete with that? Cause when it comes to playing basketball, I'm always last to be picked, and in some cases never picked at all.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: JamesR on February 04, 2013, 04:17:40 AM
And I wish that I had more confidence around females and that it wasn't so hard finding a religious person my age who isn't just an insane, hyper-emotional Evangelical. Why aren't there any insane, emotionally inhealthy Orthodox kids like me around here?
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Symeon77 on February 04, 2013, 05:07:14 AM
I get very irritated (and very sad) when some people feel the need to attack somebody personally rather than simply attacking their views, opinions, or reasoning. As Orthodox Christians we should never personally disparage our brethren, no matter how much we may disagree with them. To get ones kicks from personally mocking and ridiculing ones Orthodox brother is cowardly and unchristian. One of the things that I truly hate is cowardice. Unfortunately, the internet is a haven for cowards.


Selam

+1
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Symeon77 on February 04, 2013, 05:20:09 AM
I don't like how I'm so short :( We have feelings too!

Lyrics to Philosophy Of The World by The Shaggs:

Oh, the rich people want what the poor people's got
 And the poor people want what the rich people's got
 And the skinny people want what the fat people's got
 And the fat people want what the skinny people's got
 
You can never please anybody in this world
 
The short people want what the tall people's got
 And the tall people want what the short people's got

 The little kids want what the big kid's got
 And the big kids want what the little kid's got
 
You can never please anybody in this world
 
Oh, the girls with short hair want long hair
 And the girls with long hair want short hair
 Oh, the boys with cars want motorcycles
 And the boys with motorcycles want cars
 
You can never please anybody in this world
 
It doesn't matter what you do
 It doesn't matter what you say
 There will always be
 One who wants things the opposite way
 
It doesn't matter where you go
 It doesn't matter who you see
 There will always be
 Someone who disagrees
 
We do our best
 We try to please
 But we're like the rest
 Whenever at ease
 
Oh, the rich people want what the poor people's got
 And the poor people want what the rich people's got
 And the skinny people want what the fat people's got
 And the fat people want what the skinny people's got
 
You can never please anybody in this world

 And Randy Newman's Short People:

Short people got no reason
 Short people got no reason
 Short people got no reason
 To live
 
They got little hands
 Little eyes
 They walk around
 Tellin' great big lies
 They got little noses
 And tiny little teeth
 They wear platform shoes
 On their nasty little feet
 
Well, I don't want no short people
 Don't want no short people
 Don't want no short people
 `Round here
 
Short people are just the same
 As you and I
 (A fool such as I)
 All men are brothers
 Until the day they die
 (It's a wonderful world)
 
Short people got nobody
 Short people got nobody
 Short people got nobody
 To love
 
They got little baby legs
 That stand so low
 You got to pick em up
 Just to say hello

 They got little cars
 That go beep, beep, beep
 They got little voices
 Goin' peep, peep, peep
 They got grubby little fingers
 And dirty little minds
 They're gonna get you every time
 Well, I don't want no short people
 Don't want no short people
 Don't want no short people
 'Round here

 ;)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 04, 2013, 06:13:04 AM
I don't know if this thread is a good idea on a Christian forum.

Just a thought.

I think it's a great idea. It provides a safe place to blow off some steam, and one often can get a whole new perspective on their complaints by reading them afterwards.

OT: Since the sun intended to come out anyway, why wouldn't it get up and go half an hour earlier, saving me and my mini a miserable trudge to school in the rain? >:(
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 04, 2013, 06:16:54 AM
Complaint Box (http://youtu.be/1dad-pHf8uU)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 04, 2013, 06:28:07 AM
(http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/97/72/59737297/photos/Cabooses-Halo-Picz/633661427551687178-ComplaintBox.jpg)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: JamesR on February 04, 2013, 04:42:38 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nQZLOCqglvA/R__tV_vh9iI/AAAAAAAAAQc/s8TyQ6AJ_Lo/s320/Complaint+Department.jpg)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: sheenj on February 04, 2013, 05:01:18 PM
I wish I was little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her, I wish I had a rabbit in a hat, with a bat, and a '64 Impala.

I wish I was like six-foot-nine, so I can get with Leoshi, cause she don't know me, but yo, she's really fine, you know I see her all the time, everywhere I go, and even in my dreams, I can scheme a way to make her mine, cause I know she's livin phat, her boyfriend's tall and he plays ball, so how am I gonna compete with that? Cause when it comes to playing basketball, I'm always last to be picked, and in some cases never picked at all.

Skee-Lo? Is that you?
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Aindriú on February 04, 2013, 05:04:58 PM
I don't like how I'm so short :( We have feelings too!

LOL.


You're short.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Cyrillic on February 04, 2013, 05:19:52 PM
I've always been the tallest of my peers and I'm quite happy about it.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: TheTrisagion on February 04, 2013, 05:24:58 PM
This'll be good.

Why did God allow my mother to miscarry? I was 12-13 at the time and I was already in love with the baby while it was in the womb, always feeling her kick, talking to her, buying toys for her for when she was born. But then she dies in the womb. And I never got to see her. I miss my miscarried sister. What if she would have became Orthodox? What could have been? Where is she right now? Is she at the toll-houses? How come every single thing imaginable that is fun is considered a sin by the Church? It's like we cannot do ANYTHING fun at all or have any pleasure. God just wants us to be miserable. I'm not a needy guy; I try SOOO hard to be religious and honor God, and I am probably more faithful than a good 90-95% of kids my age, yet, I still get nothing at all for it. The moment I want to masturbate or relax to some porn to relieve myself, I'm sinning. Well maybe God shouldn't have given me these desires if He didn't want me to indulge in them. I'm trying as hard as I can to resist, and I have been battling it, but it's so hard. I feel miserable and depressed for it. And I have no hope; I feel like there is no reason for giving it up. How do I know I'll like Heaven? In fact, why did God put me here at all? I never asked to be born in the middle of a spiritual war, having to participate in a spiritual marathon either for God or for the Devil. I'd rather have never existed. Why isn't my family Orthodox? How come they'll believe what goons and whackjob Evangelicals tell them in Protestant Bible footnotes but they won't believe me or God's true Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church?

And why is life so miserable in general? I'm sick of society expecting me to do what it wants. Maybe I don't want to go to college, get married or pursue the dead American dream. I don't have the motivation for college; I already hate school (even though I get straight A's), but I just don't have the motivation for college. It doesn't interest me, and I don't want to end up in debt. I'd rather live thrifty than be in college debt. And how come society expects us to wait so long until we get married? How come we have to be in our 20s? I have desires and hormones that God wants me to suppress and this society where I can't marry until I'm almost 30 is a big pile of BS if you ask me. This whole world is a piece of crap. God always tells us about Heaven and looking to the light at the end of the tunnel, but I don't see any stupid light; I don't even know if Heaven is worth pursuing. I just want some pleasure in this world and I'd be happy.

/rant

This is why I am really glad I am 33 yrs old and married.  Life is so much easier as an adult.  Sure you gotta pay bills and all, but my teenage years really messing with my head. Hang in there is all I can say.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: vamrat on February 04, 2013, 05:47:01 PM
If you have a complaint, be sure to print in large letters, but make sure the message fits within the box below:

[Oh the wonders of modern technology.  With the advent of editable text we are able to put words into spaces that would have been impossible with printed media.  I love computers!  But that isn't a rant so let me start with one that really gets my goat.  People who refer to centrifugal wheels (like on an exhaust blower) as a squirrel cage.  Everyone who says this deserves to scalded with hot water.  Nothing life threatening, mind you, just something that is mildly discomforting, like I did at Liturgy yesterday when I sloshed a little bit of the boiling water on my hand.  There is a red mark and all, but I got over it rather quickly.  But I digress...  yes, centrifugal wheels.  Why do toothless hicks insist on calling these "squirrel cages".  Albeit, it does kinda look like a hamster wheel, but a squirrel cage?  My mother used to have a retarded squirrel and it's cage looked nothing like a centrifugal blower wheel!  Unless we are talking about a really large unit, the critter wouldn't even fit!  And secondly, the wheel is not a cage!  Even a hamster wheel is not a cage.  It is an exercise device.  Pick a different term you blathering window lickers!_]
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: JamesR on February 04, 2013, 06:14:08 PM
And Peter is always giving me that green warning dot! :(
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 04, 2013, 06:19:55 PM
Skee-Lo? Is that you?

Yo, I'm trying to keep it on the down low, so don't be telling people I'm part of this board, ok?
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: vamrat on February 04, 2013, 06:49:04 PM
And Peter is always giving me that green warning dot! :(

Quit griping about the Green Badge of Courage, shorty!
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Punch on February 04, 2013, 07:01:58 PM
And Peter is always giving me that green warning dot! :(

I think that you misunderstand that.  It is an award to those who are a bit smarter and more Orthodox than others.  If you are really good, you will even get a yellow one.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 04, 2013, 07:32:19 PM
I think that you misunderstand that.  It is an award to those who are a bit smarter and more Orthodox than others.  If you are really good, you will even get a yellow one.

Green, yellow, purple... Sound like bruises. :D
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: dcommini on February 04, 2013, 07:49:35 PM
My back has not stopped hurting for over a month now. It makes it very difficult to sleep and work. Let's not even talk about doing prostrations! And to top it all off I lost my temp job because I'm taking anti-depression medicine to help me sleep at night due to my hurt back which caused me to oversleep and miss a day of work combined with all the other times I missed work due to the pain in my back being unbearable.

Oh, and I suffer from frequent migraines, and could possibly have PTSD and depression...
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 04, 2013, 09:11:30 PM
My back has not stopped hurting for over a month now. It makes it very difficult to sleep and work. Let's not even talk about doing prostrations! And to top it all off I lost my temp job because I'm taking anti-depression medicine to help me sleep at night due to my hurt back which caused me to oversleep and miss a day of work combined with all the other times I missed work due to the pain in my back being unbearable.

Oh, and I suffer from frequent migraines, and could possibly have PTSD and depression...

These are complaints that need to be lodged with a higher authority  :(
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: dcommini on February 04, 2013, 09:16:02 PM
My back has not stopped hurting for over a month now. It makes it very difficult to sleep and work. Let's not even talk about doing prostrations! And to top it all off I lost my temp job because I'm taking anti-depression medicine to help me sleep at night due to my hurt back which caused me to oversleep and miss a day of work combined with all the other times I missed work due to the pain in my back being unbearable.

Oh, and I suffer from frequent migraines, and could possibly have PTSD and depression...

These are complaints that need to be lodged with a higher authority  :(

Oh, I've already gone to the doctor. Three different ones in fact. I need to call the VA back to set up an appointment for x-rays on my back so they can start to schedule me for physical therapy. I have a psychology appointment next week to see if I really am depressed or have PTSD. I have some leads on a new job, just waiting to hear back...
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Cyrillic on February 05, 2013, 12:18:56 PM
And Peter is always giving me that green warning dot! :(

I once got one of those too. It was awful. It didn't match at all with my orange avatar.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Schultz on February 05, 2013, 12:28:56 PM
Seinfeld - The Cartoon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ub8xDhwLIw)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 07, 2013, 04:15:13 AM
Dear people on the internetz,

woman = singular
women = plural

Not that hard, is it?

/grammar Nazi >:(
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 07, 2013, 04:31:14 AM
Yah I loose it when peeps can't spell especially when its they're own gender. Its not two hard is it? Drives me nuts, like alot. For all intensive purposes they should just go back to school and relearn this stuff.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 07, 2013, 04:39:36 AM
/grammar Nazi >:(

I'll just leave this right here (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,33405.0.html)...  ;D
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 07, 2013, 07:50:04 AM
/grammar Nazi >:(

I'll just leave this right here (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,33405.0.html)...  ;D

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Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: mike on February 07, 2013, 07:57:30 AM
And Peter is always giving me that green warning dot! :(

I once got one of those too. It was awful. It didn't match at all with my orange avatar.

Orange can be arranged too ;)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: LBK on February 07, 2013, 08:10:55 AM
Dear people on the internetz,

woman = singular
women = plural

Not that hard, is it?

/grammar Nazi >:(

Oh, don't get me started on weasel words/corporate speak, mismatches of plural and singular in the same phrase or sentence, confusion over possessive and plural, and the use of woman/women as an adjective, such as "woman doctor", "woman engineer", etc. Peoples, the proper adjective is FEMALE. Woman is a NOUN. Got it?

And "eck cetera". ACK!! It's ET CETERA! Not to mention "would of" instead of "would have" ....  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 07, 2013, 08:21:36 AM
Dear people on the internetz,

woman = singular
women = plural

Not that hard, is it?

/grammar Nazi >:(

Oh, don't get me started on weasel words/corporate speak, mismatches of plural and singular in the same phrase or sentence, confusion over possessive and plural, and the use of woman/women as an adjective, such as "woman doctor", "woman engineer", etc. Peoples, the proper adjective is FEMALE. Woman is a NOUN. Got it?

And "eck cetera". ACK!! It's ET CETERA! Not to mention "would of" instead of "would have" ....  >:( >:( >:(


Ay-yup. Wanna do the finicky-patronising thing? Do it properly: lady doctor, etc. I can live with that kind of mistake. ;)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: LBK on February 07, 2013, 08:47:34 AM
Going to a restaurant and being served morsels of food prettily-arranged but underwhelming in taste on plates the size of satellite dishes. Luckily this has only ever happened to me when I've been invited to such a place by others, usually work-related, so I don't need to pay.

Artistic dribbles of runny sauce (usually called jus) which are completely separated from the food the sauce is supposed to accompany, and in hopelessly inadequate quantity. The same goes for desserts which are surrounded by an empty space the width of Saturn's rings, beyond which are small dots or swirls of whatever sweet sauce was supposed to complement the dessert.

The cult of the celebrity chef. Those who dictate who may and may not cross the threshold of their establishment need to look up the etymology and meaning of the words minestrone, restaurant, and hospitality.

Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Peacemaker on February 07, 2013, 07:31:18 PM
Yah I loose it when peeps can't spell especially when its they're own gender.

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Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Punch on February 08, 2013, 12:37:16 AM
Dear people on the internetz,

woman = singular
women = plural

Not that hard, is it?

/grammar Nazi >:(

Oh, don't get me started on weasel words/corporate speak, mismatches of plural and singular in the same phrase or sentence, confusion over possessive and plural, and the use of woman/women as an adjective, such as "woman doctor", "woman engineer", etc. Peoples, the proper adjective is FEMALE. Woman is a NOUN. Got it?

And "eck cetera". ACK!! It's ET CETERA! Not to mention "would of" instead of "would have" ....  >:( >:( >:(


Morons.  Is "wimmin".
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Peacemaker on February 08, 2013, 02:55:08 AM
The feeling of needing to fart while at work is annoying. And if you can't hold it anymore, you hope someone doesn't walk by...but they always do.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 08, 2013, 03:09:20 AM
The feeling of needing to fart while at work is annoying. And if you can't hold it anymore, you hope someone doesn't walk by...but they always do.
I'm always afraid the guy in the cube behind me will hear it, but I let 'er rip anyway. I guess that's better than when I worked in an actual office secluded somewhat from other people and would let loose a belch loud enough to rattle my office door.

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Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Cyrillic on February 08, 2013, 09:20:12 AM
And Peter is always giving me that green warning dot! :(

I once got one of those too. It was awful. It didn't match at all with my orange avatar.

Orange can be arranged too ;)

 That would be fabulous! ;D
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Peacemaker on February 09, 2013, 03:26:54 PM
It seems like every room mate I move in with ends up being completely oblivious to common sense in the house hold. Or maybe the German runs to deep in my family and I'm to order driven. I need order (might be the reason I love ROCOR  :D), as Saint Paul's says "1Cor:14:40: Let all things be done decently and in order."

Things I dislike about room mates:
1) If you spill something on the counter...CLEAN IT UP!
2) Don't slam doors shut
3) If you take a shower, dry off IN the shower, or lay a towel down so you don't drip on the bathroom rug. Because I don't want to walk into the bathroom with my socks on and get them soaking wet!
4) If you are to lazy to take out the recycling, don't throw the recyclables in the garbage!
5) If you take something, put it back where it was
6) Don't burn food in every pan in the house
7) Hubert Booth invented the vacuum cleaner to use, not to look at
8 ) Unplug appliances with heating elements
9) When burning incense(normal stick ones) use something to catch the ashes
10) Don't turn the floor heater on and drape wires over it

Seriously, I swear I'm going to come home one day to a giant fire.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 13, 2013, 01:10:48 AM
I don't like it when people use "lead" in a sentence, such as in one like this: "He lead them all the way down into the valley." Please use "led". Please? It would mean the world to me. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on February 13, 2013, 01:45:19 AM
-Why the heck is it so difficult to get this guy to stop touching me inappropriately?  I've tried to be understanding and forgiving, but if he does it once more, I'm pressing charges.

-I try to be nice to everyone.  Why can't people just be nice back?  Can't you either be kind to me or leave me the hell alone?

-Why do small insects always die in my coffee during the day?

-Why isn't there a men's monastery closer to my home?

-Why do teachers at school have to fight over me and my time? 

-Why can't I just graduate and have a successful life and be an old man sitting on my porch watching the birds already?  Life is taking considerably longer than it aught to, as I'm already sick of everyone.

-Why did my mother and my grandmother have to hate each other?

-Why do all of my family have to be either in NJ or not talking to us?  All of my friends are having graduation parties, but I haven't got any family.

-Why can't I find clothes to wear when I go shopping?  My 7 shirts and two pairs of shoes are getting very old.

-Why can't my grandfather be alive now to help me figure my life out?

-Why does everyone have to judge me for being religious? 

-Why can't people just leave me alone to be as I am?  I don't bother anyone too much.  I just want to be who I want to be without everyone's judgement.

-Why can't Fr. Seraphim Rose just walk out of the icon and tell me how to deal with my feelings?

Ugh.  Life.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: mike on February 13, 2013, 12:34:10 PM
And Peter is always giving me that green warning dot! :(

I once got one of those too. It was awful. It didn't match at all with my orange avatar.

Orange can be arranged too ;)

 That would be fabulous! ;D

You want to be muted? Really?
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: vamrat on February 13, 2013, 02:23:59 PM
I don't like it when people use "lead" in a sentence, such as in one like this: "He lead them all the way down into the valley." Please use "led". Please? It would mean the world to me. Thanks :)

Come on now.  Don't loose your cool!
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Shiny on February 13, 2013, 02:52:41 PM
Hey Trevor, do you have a list of monasteries in Colorado?
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Αριστοκλής on February 13, 2013, 02:54:02 PM
I loathe getting increases in my satellite TV fees so I can continue to receive commercial laden content.

In frustration, I turn on my Over-the Air HD setup to watch Public TV and get...commercial content, usually interrupting the fund-a-thon.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on February 13, 2013, 04:11:18 PM
I don't know if this thread is a good idea on a Christian forum.

Just a thought.

I echo your thoughts.  St. Paul has some great advice for just such threads:

"[6] Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; [7] and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  [8] Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Philippians 4:6-8 NKJV
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 14, 2013, 12:27:34 AM
Never go to Jiffy Lube and ask for a coolant flush only days before getting your water pump replaced.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 14, 2013, 02:02:38 AM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?   ??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: dzheremi on February 14, 2013, 02:37:51 AM
Yeah, but it's harder to come up with a good parable than it is to just be jaded and pleased with one's own wit.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 14, 2013, 03:29:43 AM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?
Who ever said that? ???

??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.
I think you're projecting, SolEX01.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 14, 2013, 05:28:30 AM
Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 14, 2013, 05:30:49 AM
I don't like it when people use "lead" in a sentence, such as in one like this: "He lead them all the way down into the valley." Please use "led". Please? It would mean the world to me. Thanks :)

Come on now.  Don't loose your cool!

Ugh. And I see that one all the time on weight loss/bodybuilding forums. "How can I loose weight more quickly?"  "I want to loose 20 lbs. by summer!" I guess these are more pet peeves than complaints...

[/nazi]
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: vamrat on February 14, 2013, 10:30:28 AM
Yeah, but it's harder to come up with a good parable than it is to just be jaded and pleased with one's own wit.

I wrote a parable a week or so ago.  I just don't remember what thread it's on.

EDIT - I think it was the syphilis one.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 14, 2013, 03:27:04 PM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?
Who ever said that? ???

You did.  You were complimenting one member's "mastery of the art" where the art = satire.

??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.
I think you're projecting, SolEX01.

Most complaints are resolved effectively via gentle use of projection.   :)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 14, 2013, 03:29:03 PM
Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: sheenj on February 14, 2013, 03:34:18 PM
Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Driving over the speed limit in adverse conditions with pedestrians nearby can be considered reckless driving in many jurisdictions.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: J Michael on February 14, 2013, 03:35:54 PM
Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Yes.  And revenge *can* be sweet ;D!
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 14, 2013, 03:39:42 PM
Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Yes.  And revenge *can* be sweet ;D!

I wonder how sweet?  Big fines?  Jail time?  Community service?
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Romaios on February 14, 2013, 03:41:02 PM
It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Yes.  And revenge *can* be sweet ;D!

These guys sure deserved it:

British Couple Drive-By Splashing Kids (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvtXwhJ2BiY)

"A woman is facing charges of 'careless and inconsiderate driving' after deliberately driving through a puddle at high speed to soak a group of people waiting at a bus stop. The charge carries a fine of up to £2,500."

Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 14, 2013, 03:42:51 PM
Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Yes.  And revenge *can* be sweet ;D!

I wonder how sweet?  Big fines?  Jail time?  Community service?

Points off the licence, for sure. I don't know how many, or if there are auxiliary sanctions for repeat offenders.

The particular road serves 4 schools (a preschool, two primaries and a secondary), so during drop-off and pick-up hours, speed limit is at 5mph.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 14, 2013, 03:48:49 PM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?
Who ever said that? ???

You did.  You were complimenting one member's "mastery of the art" where the art = satire.
But wouldn't you have to agree that it's a non sequitur to conclude from my compliment to Punch that one has to be a master of satire to participate effectively on this forum?

??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.
I think you're projecting, SolEX01.

Most complaints are resolved effectively via gentle use of projection.   :)
SolEX01, you don't have to be a master of non sequitur to participate effectively on this forum.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 14, 2013, 03:55:55 PM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?
Who ever said that? ???

You did.  You were complimenting one member's "mastery of the art" where the art = satire.
But wouldn't you have to agree that it's a non sequitur to conclude from my compliment to Punch that one has to be a master of satire to participate effectively on this forum?

??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.
I think you're projecting, SolEX01.

Most complaints are resolved effectively via gentle use of projection.   :)
SolEX01, you don't have to be a master of non sequitur to participate effectively on this forum.

Which logical fallacy was I guilty of (in this thread) according to this website?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_%28logic%29 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_%28logic%29)

EDIT: I see that the final part of the statement (being a master of satire...) was unrelated to the first part of the statement (compliment for satire...).
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Punch on February 14, 2013, 06:11:48 PM
Yes, as long as someone being upset that they got wet is sufficient evidence in court that the alleged driver was exceeding the speed limit.  In most jurisdictions in the US, phoning in such a report would be met with "oh that's nice.  We'll get right on it" as they chuckle hanging up the phone.

Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Driving over the speed limit in adverse conditions with pedestrians nearby can be considered reckless driving in many jurisdictions.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 14, 2013, 06:14:39 PM
Yes, as long as someone being upset that they got wet is sufficient evidence in court that the alleged driver was exceeding the speed limit.  In most jurisdictions in the US, phoning in such a report would be met with "oh that's nice.  We'll get right on it" as they chuckle hanging up the phone.

As the case linked above shows, we take a rather dimmer view over here. Plus, it's not hard to be over a 5mph limit; if they were under it, such incidents wouldn't happen.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: sheenj on February 14, 2013, 06:17:01 PM
Yes, as long as someone being upset that they got wet is sufficient evidence in court that the alleged driver was exceeding the speed limit.  In most jurisdictions in the US, phoning in such a report would be met with "oh that's nice.  We'll get right on it" as they chuckle hanging up the phone.

Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Driving over the speed limit in adverse conditions with pedestrians nearby can be considered reckless driving in many jurisdictions.

This was presumably in a school zone with multiple witnesses and an extremely low speed limit, but I see your point.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Punch on February 14, 2013, 06:36:05 PM
Yes, I could see where 5 mph would make it difficult to put up much of a splash.  School zones in my area are 20 to 25 mph, and you can put up quite a wall of water if you hit the right pothole at that speed.

Yes, as long as someone being upset that they got wet is sufficient evidence in court that the alleged driver was exceeding the speed limit.  In most jurisdictions in the US, phoning in such a report would be met with "oh that's nice.  We'll get right on it" as they chuckle hanging up the phone.

Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Driving over the speed limit in adverse conditions with pedestrians nearby can be considered reckless driving in many jurisdictions.

This was presumably in a school zone with multiple witnesses and an extremely low speed limit, but I see your point.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: vamrat on February 14, 2013, 06:40:10 PM
Yeah, but in the US you could call in that your mom was being tortured and raped upstairs and the response would possibly be the same.  There might even be a Supreme Court case about it...

Yes, as long as someone being upset that they got wet is sufficient evidence in court that the alleged driver was exceeding the speed limit.  In most jurisdictions in the US, phoning in such a report would be met with "oh that's nice.  We'll get right on it" as they chuckle hanging up the phone.

Dear antisocial so-and-so,

Was it fun driving full tilt through that huge puddle and soaking me and the boy on the way to school?

I hope it was, because guess whose number plate is getting reported. >:(

It's against the law to splash someone in the UK?

Driving over the speed limit in adverse conditions with pedestrians nearby can be considered reckless driving in many jurisdictions.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 14, 2013, 06:48:58 PM
Yes, I could see where 5 mph would make it difficult to put up much of a splash.  School zones in my area are 20 to 25 mph, and you can put up quite a wall of water if you hit the right pothole at that speed.

Normally it's 20mph here too, it just goes down during arrival and departure times, when there are crowds of kids around. And since the zone is barely a 300-metre strip of road, nobody is going to be horribly delayed if they stick to the limit. Buses never make as much as a splash, let alone a tsunami. :-\

As a lifelong pedestrian, I tend to be rather sensitive towards the (lack of) respect we get from motorists.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Punch on February 14, 2013, 06:52:01 PM
Variable speed limits during the day?  We are lucky if we can get the average moron to understand that 20 mph is the speed LIMIT and not a suggested minimum.  If you varied it by the time of day, they would just stick to 45 mph and pray for the best.

Yes, I could see where 5 mph would make it difficult to put up much of a splash.  School zones in my area are 20 to 25 mp, and you can put up quite a wall of water if you hit the right pothole at that speed.

Normally it's 20mph here too, it just goes down during arrival and departure times, when there are crowds of kids around. And since the zone is barely a 300-metre strip of road, nobody is going to be horribly delayed if they stick to the limit. Buses never make as much as a splash, let alone a tsunami. :-\

As a lifelong pedestrian, I tend to be rather sensitive towards the (lack of) respect we get from motorists.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 14, 2013, 06:56:57 PM
There aren't slower limits in school zones during certain times where you're at Punch?

Speaking of complaints, I want to make two contradictory complaints: they've been pressing for certain crosswalk rights for people walking around, and cars are supposed to stop now and yield to the people crossing the street...

Complaint #1: Why do no cars stop? At my school there is one of these intersections, and in several years that it's been there I've seen 3 people stop (and 1 was a cop). That's 3 out of hundreds (probably thousands). No one obeys these. What would happen if I just started across and assumed they'd obey the law? Would they just hit me?

Complaint #2: Why is the government doing this? I mean, seriously, if it's so crucial that people be able to get across then put a light in or something. I'm tired of having to keep an eye out for these people (like me).
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on February 14, 2013, 07:01:17 PM
There aren't slower limits in school zones during certain times where you're at Punch?

Speaking of complaints, I want to make two contradictory complaints: they've been pressing for certain crosswalk rights for people walking around, and cars are supposed to stop now and yield to the people crossing the street...

Complaint #1: Why do no cars stop? At my school there is one of these intersections, and in several years that it's been there I've seen 3 people stop (and 1 was a cop). That's 3 out of hundreds (probably thousands). No one obeys these. What would happen if I just started across and assumed they'd obey the law? Would they just hit me?

Complaint #2: Why is the government doing this? I mean, seriously, if it's so crucial that people be able to get across then put a light in or something. I'm tired of having to keep an eye out for these people (like me).

Before I moved to the UK, I'd never seen a crossing without traffic lights. Here they are everywhere, except on very busy streets. I was flabbergasted the first time I stopped at the stripes and traffic on both sides ground to a halt until I was on the other side.

Unfortunately, the same driver who stops for me and the young one at the crossing may have no qualms drenching us both just around the corner. :-[
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 14, 2013, 07:18:33 PM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?
Who ever said that? ???

You did.  You were complimenting one member's "mastery of the art" where the art = satire.
But wouldn't you have to agree that it's a non sequitur to conclude from my compliment to Punch that one has to be a master of satire to participate effectively on this forum?

??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.
I think you're projecting, SolEX01.

Most complaints are resolved effectively via gentle use of projection.   :)
SolEX01, you don't have to be a master of non sequitur to participate effectively on this forum.

Which logical fallacy was I guilty of (in this thread) according to this website?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_%28logic%29 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_%28logic%29)

EDIT: I see that the final part of the statement (being a master of satire...) was unrelated to the first part of the statement (compliment for satire...).
I complimented Punch on his mastery of satire. It does not follow (i.e., non sequitur) that one must be a master of satire to participate effectively on this forum. You created a connection that does not exist in the logic; therefore, you are guilty of a non sequitur fallacy.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Asteriktos on February 14, 2013, 07:23:53 PM
I like when people use terms like gobsmacked.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: vamrat on February 15, 2013, 01:20:47 AM
There aren't slower limits in school zones during certain times where you're at Punch?

Speaking of complaints, I want to make two contradictory complaints: they've been pressing for certain crosswalk rights for people walking around, and cars are supposed to stop now and yield to the people crossing the street...

Complaint #1: Why do no cars stop? At my school there is one of these intersections, and in several years that it's been there I've seen 3 people stop (and 1 was a cop). That's 3 out of hundreds (probably thousands). No one obeys these. What would happen if I just started across and assumed they'd obey the law? Would they just hit me?

Complaint #2: Why is the government doing this? I mean, seriously, if it's so crucial that people be able to get across then put a light in or something. I'm tired of having to keep an eye out for these people (like me).

At 80-something'th and Crown Point there is a 20 mph during school hours and 40 otherwise.  But it's pretty much a suggested minimum.  I go 45 and pray for the best.  That and I never drive there during school hours...I'm either at work (when they leave) or am going the opposite direction (to work).

They also had to put in a light there because while I went to school there some dingdong decided to strut like a chicken in front of a drunk/high driver.  Needless to say, she was unable to learn from the experience.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: William on February 15, 2013, 01:35:23 AM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?   ??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.

And in satire...
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 15, 2013, 01:56:07 AM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?   ??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.

And in satire...

What are you saying?

Effective users of the forum avoid answering questions starting with: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How.

That can't be a non sequitur for I'm giving my opinion.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: William on February 15, 2013, 02:05:00 AM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?   ??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.

And in satire...

What are you saying?

I am saying that Christ used satire many times in the Gospels.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 15, 2013, 02:08:07 AM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?   ??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.

And in satire...

What are you saying?

I am saying that Christ used satire many times in the Gospels.

Where?  I never viewed Christ as a satirist.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: William on February 15, 2013, 02:16:00 AM
Jesus the Satirist (http://thejesusquestion.org/2011/06/10/jesus-the-satirist/)
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 15, 2013, 02:33:15 AM
Jesus the Satirist (http://thejesusquestion.org/2011/06/10/jesus-the-satirist/)

I read the article and I remain convinced that Jesus wasn't a satirist.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: William on February 15, 2013, 02:42:10 AM
Jesus the Satirist (http://thejesusquestion.org/2011/06/10/jesus-the-satirist/)

I read the article and I remain convinced that Jesus wasn't a satirist.

The satire is in the Gospels. You can read it for yourself at any time.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on February 15, 2013, 02:58:17 AM
Hey Trevor, do you have a list of monasteries in Colorado?
I don't, but I know that we have the monastery in Lake George (which I love visiting.)  I believe that the monasteries in Buena Vista are schismatic, and I've not heard of others in Co.  The closest one, I think, is Archangel Michael's monastery in Canones, NM.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 15, 2013, 03:03:01 PM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?   ??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.

And in satire...

What are you saying?

Effective users of the forum avoid answering questions starting with: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How.

That can't be a non sequitur for I'm giving my opinion.
Your opinion is a non sequitur.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 15, 2013, 03:36:10 PM
Why does one have to be a master of satire to effectively participate in this forum?   ??? Jesus spoke in parables, not in satire.

And in satire...

What are you saying?

Effective users of the forum avoid answering questions starting with: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How.

That can't be a non sequitur for I'm giving my opinion.
Your opinion is a non sequitur.

I'm glad this is the Complaint Department.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: SolEX01 on February 15, 2013, 03:38:13 PM
Jesus the Satirist (http://thejesusquestion.org/2011/06/10/jesus-the-satirist/)

I read the article and I remain convinced that Jesus wasn't a satirist.

The satire is in the Gospels. You can read it for yourself at any time.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: Arachne on March 24, 2013, 07:37:32 AM
Freakiest reason not to make it to church: the young one running full pelt into a puddle and soaking himself above the ankle. I wasn't going to make him walk in the snow like that, so back home we go. :-\
Title: Re: Complaint Department
Post by: hecma925 on May 21, 2016, 11:39:37 AM
I like when people use terms like gobsmacked.

That is not a complaint.