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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 7034328 times)

LordBaal

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120315 on: October 26, 2021, 08:12:32 am »

Im sorry for your loss my friend. It seems she was a lovely lady, may the immaterial makes her energy soar.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120316 on: October 26, 2021, 06:47:07 pm »

Fuck planned ageing. In today's society the should be forbidden. And it should also be forbidden to cease support and warranties on people modifying their electronics to turn of their planned decisting.

I can't remember what the common term is. My memory's warranty expired just a month ago

Right to repair. And that's (both things you said) been the law in the US for a while now, but it's not particularly enforced by the FTC.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120317 on: October 27, 2021, 01:27:38 am »

I don't understand cell phone companies here in the US.  There is an oft-quoted business rule that "new customers cost way more than existing customers" but cell phone companies basically cause this: they offer new customers free phones and/or buying out contracts from other carriers if you switch. But if you are already a customer, there are basically no incentives.  So I'm toying with the idea of seeing if I can convince a salesperson to give me a phone for half off, to keep me around, which is less cost for them than if I was a new customer.
Not only is it rare for there to be real incentives to stay with a company, but (in America at least) the opposite is typically true: If you stay with a company for a long time they slowly jack up your rates cause they know once they have you for over a year you are less likely to switch.

This is why they are willing to pay a bunch to get new people; once they are within their ecosystem inertia means they are unlikely to switch out cause its a big hassle. This goes double for stuff like long term contracts or tying your phone to the contract; it locks you in means they don't have to worry about you leaving during that time at all.

Calling in to threaten to cancel every ~year is indeed a good way to get a discount or remove BS additional charges they add to your bill.
E: Note that this applies to stuff like car insurance, internet, TV and even your gym membership. Worst case scenario is that they say "Lol, go ahead and cancel" but odds are decent they will give you at least a temporary discount.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120318 on: October 27, 2021, 11:59:39 am »

I am not even ''sad''. She is gone, and thats that. But I can help but feel a bit of grief.

My condolences. I felt similarly when we lost my Grandma recently. We all knew she was on her way out, but I miss her all the same. Hope you're doing well.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120319 on: October 27, 2021, 02:02:10 pm »

*googles impostor syndrome but you're actually an impostor*

Fucking grad school.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120320 on: October 27, 2021, 02:38:57 pm »

*googles impostor syndrome but you're actually an impostor*

Fucking grad school.

Yeah, college in general can get that way. Hopefully you've got some time to relax and enjoy yourself as well, although I remember that being in short supply.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120321 on: October 27, 2021, 02:51:08 pm »

Now that Halloween approaches, we must rebrand impostor syndrome as amogus pocus

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120322 on: October 27, 2021, 03:46:14 pm »

Now that Halloween approaches, we must rebrand impostor syndrome as amogus pocus

"Sorry sir, but your diagnosis is not for the weak-hearted."

"Tell me, I can handle it!"

"You have contracted the Amogus Pocus, my dear sir. You will die in 69 seconds."

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Goddamit, you made me laugh at the sad thread.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120323 on: October 27, 2021, 11:53:21 pm »

If someone told me that I was going to die in 69 seconds, or any other time unit for that matter, the only thing I'd say would be "nice."
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120324 on: October 28, 2021, 03:03:18 am »

You are going to die 2000 years from now
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120325 on: October 28, 2021, 03:06:38 am »

These assholes saying "Live each day as if it's your last" have- had, no idea what they were saying.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120326 on: October 28, 2021, 07:55:59 am »

These assholes saying "Live each day as if it's your last" have- had, no idea what they were saying.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120327 on: October 28, 2021, 08:25:59 am »

Yea, definitely don't live each day as though it's your last. Better to appreciate each day fully.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120328 on: October 28, 2021, 08:42:12 am »

Another relative of my wife just died of covid. He was the main bread winner on his family that included his grandsons left orphaned many years ago in an accident...
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120329 on: October 31, 2021, 07:44:32 am »

Found out from my father that my cat died the other day. She was on the side of the road, but we don't know how it happened because she didn't look injured at all.

It hurts more because I haven't seen her in weeks.
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