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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #90 on: May 17, 2012, 19:01 »
Cleaned the ventilators in the toilet earlier today, the purest form of venting around.
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #91 on: May 17, 2012, 21:20 »
    Cleaned the ventilators in the toilet earlier today, the purest form of venting around.
    So when the sh*t hits the fan you really experienced :D
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #92 on: May 18, 2012, 04:47 »
    Exactly Tony O0 Turn the fan the other way, the sh*t will fly outside.
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #94 on: May 18, 2012, 13:56 »
    I wish frank schleck, andy schleck and contador would retire from cycling.
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #95 on: May 21, 2012, 04:14 »
    I wish frank schleck, andy schleck and contador would retire from cycling.

    I wish RSNT would sort their dirty laundry out and get on with racing....

    AND while I am venting for god's sake PHILIPPE would you please get on a winning streak and FABIAN where are you?? :fp
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #96 on: May 21, 2012, 06:57 »
    Just read this: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/academic-conference-seeks-to-normalize-pedophilia

    Disgusting!!!!! >:(

    Maybe, but what do they mean by 'normalise' and what does the conference have to say for itself? You have to look beyond a few lines of reporting before deciding how you will react, otherwise the press will jerk you along on a string.
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #97 on: May 21, 2012, 07:01 »
    Got into a huge fight with my dad so now he wants me to leave the house at 1 September 2012 because I am "leeching" him, "doing nothing useful with my life", "dont deserve being in this house".. ??? ??? ??? ???
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #98 on: May 21, 2012, 07:11 »
    Maybe, but what do they mean by 'normalise' and what does the conference have to say for itself? You have to look beyond a few lines of reporting before deciding how you will react, otherwise the press will jerk you along on a string.

    always going to be a difficult topic but if you read the groups website then it explains what they are trying ton do in much better terms

    basically it seems their aim is to ensure that people who are attracted to minors (not necessarily child molesters) can get correct, thought out psychiatric help and treatment that will prevent them from acting on their attraction and allow them to live normal lives.

    they are in no way saying that people should be allowed to molest children
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #99 on: May 21, 2012, 07:15 »
    Got into a huge fight with my dad so now he wants me to leave the house at 1 September 2012 because I am "leeching" him, "doing nothing useful with my life", "dont deserve being in this house".. ??? ??? ??? ???

    nice  :(, surely there must have been something building up to it.

    are you a student still?
    has he been nagging you to get a job?
    or did he just get a big bill.

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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #100 on: May 21, 2012, 07:24 »
    Still studying and he wants to me to get a job other than the paper round I am currently delivering. Didnt apply yet cause I was busy for uni most of the time yesterday. So when I was still working on that at 1 am this night he woke up and got completely mad at me.

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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #101 on: May 21, 2012, 07:27 »
    Still studying and he wants to me to get a job other than the paper round I am currently delivering. Didnt apply yet cause I was busy for uni most of the time yesterday. So when I was still working on that at 1 am this night he woke up and got completely mad at me.

    he will calm down. if you are genuinely trying to find a job and are going to put the effort i am sure you can get him to change his mind

    we all say things we do not mean when we are angry. especially when it comes to family

    our kids continually drive us crazy. starts when they will not sleep when new borns and continues until they will not listen to your advice about their own kids
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #102 on: May 21, 2012, 07:39 »
    He will calm down Havy.  All you can do is concentrate on your studies, and do the best you can do. 

    Perhaps when you have both calmed down a bit, you can sit down and have an actual conversation (ie not yelling or getting angry) about exactly what he expects and what is realistic for you.

    Its hard.   :hug
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #103 on: May 21, 2012, 08:55 »
    Nice,

    Havetts

    I wold take a step away come back with positive ways of sorting this out

    -  getting a job over summer might be good start

    - Explaining to your Dad that being on here is your way of switching off after study

    - ask how you can contribute  to the house , cooking cleaning yard work it does not always have to be rent

    sometime we say stuff in the heat of the moment that comes out wrong, but that does not mean that it can not be positive in the future. work yor way through this and it may mean a closer bond with your old man Havy

    Remember also that each generation has different ways of doing stuff, so yo Dad may see cycling forums as a waste of time but if yo were out kicking a football as ok - it is important for you to explain that these places are positive for you.

    Good luck
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #104 on: May 21, 2012, 10:25 »
    Havy, first of all: don't panic. Lots of people have been through this same thing already.

    Me included, and in my case it even came to blows because in my family among the many unwritten, hypocritical rules was one which dictated that you did not share your feelings. So it all came out in the most unfortunate way. And I left and I never went back. ;D Initially, I thought it was about proving a point but in the end it was about learning to be myself.

    That said, you obviously have a good family because you're still there today, so things will cool down. I'm guessing your Dad didn't go to university, so he probably doesn't understand how it works. A big brain effort may to untrained eyes look like you're just sitting around.

    Your Dad may also be under some kind of pressure of his own at the moment and he almost certainly feels bad about what's happened now. Only, being first a man of a certain age and second a Dad, he will probably be dealing with this alone and inside his head. And being inside his head, as I'm sure you'll agree, is probably a pretty uncool place to be even when things are fine.  ;D I still have very bad relationships with my parents. If yours are normally OK, really try hard to look after them: it's worth it.

    If you have friends who are interested in making the jump, getting a shared house is a life-changing experience. Otherwise, remember that you're studying business so it would be really good for you to get some valid business experience in a small, commercial-related job. You have nothing to prove to your Dad, just to yourself, and that may indeed be that you have to pay some of your own way in the future. So you can turn this whole thing into a big positive. ;)

    I did a heavy-study law degree. I did summers working with lawyers, the police and the public prosecution service for zero pay. But I worked the whole way through it - summers and term time just the same - as a cocktail barman, a DJ, a sardonic hotel receptionist (I once told a famous mountaineer that, although the hotel had no elevator, his room on the third floor was "probably not a big climb for one such as yourself") and a fibreoptic cable installer amongst other things.

    Not really legal experience - and it was complete exploitation - but on the plus side it paid enough to get by and I have some great stories with which to bore people now. Especially about the cocktail bar scene.  ;D
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #105 on: May 21, 2012, 10:30 »
    I did not work during term time at uni but did work all of my holidays

    Supermarkets, fruit picking, farms and even at a nuclear power station as a tour guide
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #106 on: May 21, 2012, 10:33 »
    Venting thread to implode into old-timer student job reminiscences in 3...2...1...

    Cool jobs, DinZ. The nuclear one represents massive kudos to you though.  :win
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #107 on: May 21, 2012, 10:34 »
    I worked through mine

    sold shoes and sport equipment, worked in a bar paid rent and food and not much over for a long time - always found work made study easier some how.

    But I have know to over do the work thing sometimes.

    Havy make sure you talk to your old man though soonish ( as soon as the heat has gone down a bit) if you bring up - I think we should have a chat dad it will already help as your dad will think - he really has grown up
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #108 on: May 21, 2012, 10:47 »
    I worked through mine

    sold shoes and sport equipment, worked in a bar paid rent and food and not much over for a long time - always found work made study easier some how.

    But I have know to over do the work thing sometimes.

    Havy make sure you talk to your old man though soonish ( as soon as the heat has gone down a bit) if you bring up - I think we should have a chat dad it will already help as your dad will think - he really has grown up

    Gold. Absolute gold. That is wisdom right there. I totally forgot about that until reading it here.  :tu
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #109 on: May 21, 2012, 21:42 »
    Nah, Havy Havetts finish uni first and get those papers delivered, join the paratroopers second. You can not be fired coz there is always job to be done ;D
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #110 on: May 22, 2012, 02:19 »
    Oh Havy :hug

    Such comments would come as a devastating and painful blow. Gosh, you have had some excellent advice here, though.  Velorooms life wisdom in action!

    FWIW, I also worked throughout my degree. I was a 'mature age' student who had to pay the bills, keep a roof over my head and food in the belly. I was a secretary initially, and then later worked both in a video store and shelving books at the university library. Loved having the mix of things to do. Loved having the shelving and video store jobs as both required low level physical activity, which was such a pleasant change to all the sitting required by study.

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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #111 on: May 22, 2012, 16:48 »
    sat through the whole of todays Giro stage 16 only to miss the last section of the climb for work -  :'(
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #112 on: May 22, 2012, 23:54 »
    Wow Havey.
    From what I can tell you are one cool human and a nice fellow.  Larri really said some great stuff that echoes what I was thinking....parents have weird pressures that come out in awkward ways sometimes....like yelling at your kids.  I'm sure he is sad and embarrassed that he did that.  :-[

    Great advice from all here ....
     Hope you are feeling a bit better about it all now.   :-*

    Please don't feel guilty or mad at yourself.
    good luck  :D
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #113 on: May 23, 2012, 00:28 »
    sat through the whole of todays Giro stage 16 only to miss the last section of the climb for work -  :'(

    Its okay - nothing happened
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #114 on: May 23, 2012, 18:21 »
    Someone sent me a subscription to Bicycling magazine.  >:(
    That's a pretty good one, actually. Kind of like when I sent a 'bill me later' subscription to some really awful porn mag addressed to my arsehole boss at the worksite.
    Which one of you did this? Martin, you're suspect #1.

    Havetts, we've all been there brother. JSG sure gave some good advice, there are plenty of ways to take the pressure off Dad in the house that will show him what an asset you can be while allowing you to focus on your studies.

    Old summer jobs... I worked for a farmer once who loved sending me into the fields with a scythe and turning on the old electric fence that was hidden by the grass I was cutting. Shocking. He also liked to spook the cows if I was stupid enough to stand behind them on the concrete milking alley. A real sh*t storm ensued. I got him back though...
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #115 on: June 04, 2012, 05:12 »
    Having to miss my sons first performance with Junior band at school because someone else fliped something up at work then went home sick

    was going to surprise him by turning up as did not think i could make it originally and just when i was thinking how excited he would be by me turning up unexpectedly this happens. now i feel miserable
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #116 on: June 04, 2012, 05:46 »
    That sort of thing always sucks.  Its the one good thing about maintaining the element of surprise when it comes to kids though.  At least he had no idea that you were likely to be there so wasnt even looking.  How much worse would it be to say you would be there and then not make it....

    Its not exactly a positive but its pulling a bit of a neutral out of a potential major negative... I guess.   :-[
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    « Reply #117 on: June 04, 2012, 05:47 »
    Yeah, and the wife just sent me a video of the performance
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #118 on: June 09, 2012, 06:24 »
    My Vent for today .... Medicare!!!!

    In Aus, we have a pharmaceutical benefits system, where the government pays for expensive drugs.   Which is fantastic. I am grateful for it, I truly am.

    BUT ... they are SUCH a pain in the ass to get scripts from     >:(

    Because my drugs are really expensive, I have to send the results of my blood tests and stuff through to medicare every 3 months, to prove that I am actually taking them (not selling them  ;D) and that I am responding to them.  Once they get the results from my specialist, they will then send me a new script for the next 3 months.

    Which is all fine.   I understand the fact that they need to do this.

    BUT ... in trying to go overseas, I will run out of drugs towards the end of my trip.  Normally the new script only arrives about 2-3 weeks before I need it, so they wont usually send it out until after I go ...

    So I am trying (without success at this stage) to explain that they need to approve my new script early, so that I can fill it before I go.

    Oh - and I am only allowed to fill one script every 21 days, so getting enough together to have enough for 7 weeks away is difficult too   :(

    I will get it sorted, its just incredibly annoying and frustrating !!!!

     >:(   >:(   >:(   >:(   >:(   >:(
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    Re: The Venting Thread
    « Reply #119 on: June 09, 2012, 06:54 »
    Dentist visit yesterday - been having a bit of pain. Saw a different one who had an unnerving sense of humour.

    "Good thing you came," he says. "You have shattered a tooth and it has decayed very deeply. Did you eat something quite brittle say about six months ago?"

    Like a fool I actually try to cast my mind back. When I draw a blank, I try to tell him so. "Mwah mwah mwah," I begin to say before remembering that I have an air tube, a dental tool and a dentist's fingers in my wide-open mouth.
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