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big john 09-17-21 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22234220)
Personality and developmental disorders, i.e., the disruptive, difficult, and destructive people who often don't know it or don't care.

Karens.

sbxx1985 09-17-21 12:18 PM

We have an indoor mask mandate, which I'm fine with. But being back to wearing a mask in court again sucks big time. It's frustrating.

Eric F 09-17-21 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22234358)
We have an indoor mask mandate, which I'm fine with. But being back to wearing a mask in court again sucks big time. It's frustrating.

What are you being charged with?

LAJ 09-17-21 12:20 PM

A smooth flick of the wrist is a far cry from handing this person your card

big john 09-17-21 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22234327)
Part of my job running a research group is troubleshooting when something doesn't work. I always preface my questions with, "Some of the questions I'm going to ask might make you think that I think you're an idiot, but that's not it. I just have to ask them to make sure I understand everything." After that, they're not offended.

It does, however, remind me of a friend in IT at a previous company, who, when confronted with "My computer stopped working", always started by asking "What color is the power cord?", rather than "Is it plugged in?", because he'd get them to look without offending them.

When it comes to cars, many men have this idea that knowing about cars is some macho thing, a male birthright, or something, when in reality they don't know their ass from third base.

LAJ 09-17-21 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22234358)
We have an indoor mask mandate, which I'm fine with. But being back to wearing a mask in court again sucks big time. It's frustrating.

For me, a mask and spectacles donít mix. Ah well. It is what it is.

Velo Vol 09-17-21 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22234362)
A smooth flick of the wrist is a far cry from handing this person your card

But much more efficient, if she's sitting behind a wide counter.

LesterOfPuppets 09-17-21 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22234291)
Maybe Vol has bad manners?

Bad Manners indeed...


sbxx1985 09-17-21 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22234359)
What are you being charged with?

Homicide but my lawyer said not to talk about it.

genejockey 09-17-21 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22234340)
One of my best friends is an independent iT guy. He talks frequently about problems caused by "ID-10-T" users, and "knob actuator error" issues. He gets paid a lot of money for turning things off and turning them back on.

I archery, we used to say, "The problem is the nut behind the riser".

sbxx1985 09-17-21 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22234362)
A smooth flick of the wrist is a far cry from handing this person your card

This.

LAJ 09-17-21 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22234363)
When it comes to cars, many men have this idea that knowing about cars is some macho thing, a male birthright, or something, when in reality they don't know their ass from third base.

Yes. Dealing with females is much easier. They ask questions and understand the issue and repair and go about their day. That lets me do the same.

LAJ 09-17-21 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22234369)
But much more efficient, if she's sitting behind a wide counter.


Efficiency does not trump manners.

Eric F 09-17-21 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22234372)
Homicide but my lawyer said not to talk about it.

Probably good advice.

genejockey 09-17-21 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22234363)
When it comes to cars, many men have this idea that knowing about cars is some macho thing, a male birthright, or something, when in reality they don't know their ass from third base.

It's a dominance thing. You can't admit you know less than the other guy.

sbxx1985 09-17-21 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22234363)
When it comes to cars, many men have this idea that knowing about cars is some macho thing, a male birthright, or something, when in reality they don't know their ass from third base.

I don't know jack about cars. I wish I did. I would love to learn to work on my own truck. If I went back to school, it would be to do that.

Velo Vol 09-17-21 12:40 PM

You people are just being difficult, in stark contrast to the pleasant patient I was in the waiting room.

big john 09-17-21 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22234376)
Yes. Dealing with females is much easier. They ask questions and understand the issue and repair and go about their day. That lets me do the same.

Yes, and they listen. When I was younger and cars were just mechanical things the problem with male customers was worse. I always wondered, if they know what's wrong with it then why are they bringing it to me?
It's harder for them to argue about an electric car but they still do. I had a guy tell me there are just a bunch of 12 volt batteries in the bottom of an e-car. Another told me his e-car didn't have a cooling system, why would batteries need coolant? Or a radiator?
One Volt customer was stuck on the miles per charge thing. "it's false advertising to say the range is 50 miles". It's an estimate depending on many things. "Why does it show a different number each time I charge it". The number is generated by an algorithm based on the way you've been driving. He thought it meant it was charged to a different level each time and I tried to explain it as patiently as I could but he was very agitated. Finally a salesman took him off my hands.

God forbid he read the owner's manual.

phrantic09 09-17-21 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22234374)
I archery, we used to say, "The problem is the nut behind the riser".

good old PEBKAC error

problem exists between keyboard and chair

LesterOfPuppets 09-17-21 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22234397)
You people are just being difficult, in stark contrast to the pleasant patient I was in the waiting room.

Pleasant patient in a pleasant valley? (sorry, no horns in this one)


MoAlpha 09-17-21 12:45 PM

I worry about anyone who isn't uneasy about not knowing how the **** they rely on works. For me, knowing how to fix stuff is a huge ego thing, as it was for many of the boys I grew up with. That seems to be gone or is manifested in surface knowledge of electronic gizmos and software. I tried to pass it on to my daughter, but it didn't take, even though she was always mechanically minded, likes cars, and builds mathematical models of real world things for a living.

phrantic09 09-17-21 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22234244)
See, it's just fine . . . if you stay away from the crazy people.

Mostly did

big john 09-17-21 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22234394)
I would love to learn to work on my own truck.

It's kind of a giant pain.

big john 09-17-21 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22234374)
I archery, we used to say, "The problem is the nut behind the riser".

There's a loose nut behind the steering wheel.

phrantic09 09-17-21 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22234222)
nope, starting over an moving to the right seat.

I assume it's better regardless right?


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