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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-26-20, 05:44 PM
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And you're still willing to speak to us?
Keeps me grounded.
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Old 08-26-20, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
basically paper work was needed from my job last minute and it didn’t get done in a timely manner. Closing tomorrow morning but the process has jacked up what I was hoping to get done before I go back to work. I say emotional roller coaster becuase it went back and forth between closing and not closing for a couple of hours. If this is the worse that happens i’ll take it, still bummed though.
That sucks, fingers crossed you get through it. We nearly had the same issue - they wanted employment confirmation within three days prior to closing, except big companies don't do that at all and so by luck we happened to be closing the day after payday. They did retract that requirement a few days prior, but it had me all worked up for a week. Sounds like they're still doing that to you.
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That sucks, fingers crossed you get through it. We nearly had the same issue - they wanted employment confirmation within three days prior to closing, except big companies don't do that at all and so by luck we happened to be closing the day after payday. They did retract that requirement a few days prior, but it had me all worked up for a week. Sounds like they're still doing that to you.

From talking to friends it sounds like this is pretty common. I would have thought everything would have been squared away a couple of days before closing but I was wrong. I wish I knew how the “waiting til the last minute” benefits anyone.
With my job we have to basic rules.
1. Don’t make the news. This is important on many levels.
2. Don’t make plans, whether it be on an over night or at home.


I should apply rule number 2 to all aspects to my life. Might be disappointed less.
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Old 08-26-20, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
From talking to friends it sounds like this is pretty common. I would have thought everything would have been squared away a couple of days before closing but I was wrong. I wish I knew how the “waiting til the last minute” benefits anyone.
With my job we have to basic rules.
1. Don’t make the news. This is important on many levels.
2. Don’t make plans, whether it be on an over night or at home.


I should apply rule number 2 to all aspects to my life. Might be disappointed less.
Yeah I feel you on that.

It does seem stupid. They sprang it on us as a new thing in the Covid layoffs era (two days down from five days as the acceptable lag). But really, how much lesser can the risk be that someone is going to lose their job in those exact three days? Compared to the risk of losing the deal because the person isn't going to get their employer to write a letter confirming employment. My response to the lender doing that was to go make sure I could borrow it from my parents and bypass them. Brilliant risk reduction strategy...
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Hey now - we prefer the term "sprinters."

Just ‘cause they’re faster than me don’t make them fast.
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Old 08-26-20, 06:42 PM
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I became a step-grandfather this afternoon. I entered the picture when Mom was seven. She turned 41 last week.
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I became a step-grandfather this afternoon. I entered the picture when Mom was seven. She turned 41 last week.

congrats.
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I became a step-grandfather this afternoon. I entered the picture when Mom was seven. She turned 41 last week.
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I became a step-grandfather this afternoon. I entered the picture when Mom was seven. She turned 41 last week.
Much joy to all of you.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
which would you get?
Why would anyone want red?
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Old 08-26-20, 06:58 PM
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Why would anyone want red?
Everyone knows that red bikes are the fastest.
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It was like 55 or 60F for my morning commute today.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Everyone knows that red bikes are the fastest.
And yet I keep setting new PRs on my BLUE bike, beating ones I'd set on my RED bike.

EDIT: I think that "new bikes are faster" trumps "red bikes are faster". If I'd paid the extra $700 for the red bike with Ultegra instead of the blue bike with 105, I'd have both going for me and I'd be unbeatable!
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Only if you get somebody to film it.
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Having “s-works” on the side of a bike adds 100 watts. I’ve seen things.
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Looks like I'm going to survive and you guys won't get stuck with Siu. The photo is a good impression of how I slept last night ... pretty lousy. How do you like that shoulder pad, eh?

The doc offered that I might want to alternate this drug Ketorolac with my Percocets. I tried one today, but after reading the warnings i don't like the sound of this stuff. I might just stick with the narcotics, feeling loopy is better than feeling dead. Whatcha think, docs?


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Volunteer for wut?
The Vol's
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Keeps me grounded.
Road-hugging weight?





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Looks like I'm going to survive and you guys won't get stuck with Siu. The photo is a good impression of how I slept last night ... pretty lousy. How do you like that shoulder pad, eh?

The doc offered that I might want to alternate this drug Ketorolac with my Percocets. I tried one today, but after reading the warnings i don't like the sound of this stuff. I might just stick with the narcotics, feeling loopy is better than feeling dead. Whatcha think, docs?



What a strange shirt? Seriously kids these days where the weirdest things.....







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Everyone that owns a red bike thinks that it's the fastest.
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Only if you get somebody to film it.
I could be an Instagram cycling influencer, except they won't let me on Instagram. wut is happening?


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which would you get?
The red ones. they go faster.
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I could be an Instagram cycling influencer, except they won't let me on Instagram. wut is happening?


You can be described as a troubled individual. I think it all went downhill when you left Sharpsville. Sad!
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Everyone knows that red bikes are the fastest.
Velo Vol can't relate.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Having “s-works” on the side of a bike adds 100 watts. I’ve seen things.
Who can argue with this?
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