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Subscriber-unavailabile
Subscriber-unavailabile Reader
9/10/19 5:39 p.m.

My car is making a howling noise from the belt driven accessories under load but not while idling. Took belt off to check each thing and nothing seems afoul.  Then Went away for 2 days and now back again..

Subscriber-unavailabile
Subscriber-unavailabile Reader
9/10/19 5:41 p.m.

and having moved recently and having no friends anymore reallllyyyy sucks 

Tactical Penguin
Tactical Penguin SuperDork
9/10/19 7:14 p.m.

Dear coworker,

Yeah, I am being too quiet over here because I'm concentrating on MY job and trying to knock out some of this mandatory education while I've got time.  But please, keep interrupting and tell me all about the thrilling chores you've done today and plan to do this weekend or show me another trailer on youtube with your phone that I've expressed over and over that I have NO interest in.

A lot of the guys I work with put on this faux alpha male persona, yet they're terrified of silence.  I don't want to make small talk all shift, I've got stuff to do or other things to engage myself.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/10/19 7:41 p.m.

For the first time I had one of my kids tell me I did a bad job making dinner. Not that he didn't like it, he never ate it, but that I didn't schedule it to be convenient for him. It upset me a LOT more than I would have thought. 

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
9/10/19 11:41 p.m.
Tactical Penguin said:

Dear coworker,

Yeah, I am being too quiet over here because I'm concentrating on MY job and trying to knock out some of this mandatory education while I've got time.  But please, keep interrupting and tell me all about the thrilling chores you've done today and plan to do this weekend or show me another trailer on youtube with your phone that I've expressed over and over that I have NO interest in.

A lot of the guys I work with put on this faux alpha male persona, yet they're terrified of silence.  I don't want to make small talk all shift, I've got stuff to do or other things to engage myself.

as the lone introvert in my Department, you have my sympathies. I have been where you are and it never ceased to amaze me how many people can't stand silence. I bet that solitary confinement would be such a punishment for people like that.

wae
wae SuperDork
9/11/19 7:24 a.m.

The filter basket for the coffee maker at Toiletbird Industries needed a thorough cleaning, so I brought it home to run it through the dishwasher.  Afterwards, I put it with the other dishes to finish drying.  My wife decided that out of the five million things in this house that have been just laying around gathering dust for - in some cases - years, that after about 10 days the filter basket was the thing that had to go and threw it out.  

ThurdFerguson
ThurdFerguson Reader
9/11/19 8:14 a.m.

I hate the smell of diesel engines running in the morning.

 

 

Actually, anytime of day or night I hate the smell of diesel exhaust.

 

 

 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/11/19 8:22 a.m.
wae said:

The filter basket for the coffee maker at Toiletbird Industries needed a thorough cleaning, so I brought it home to run it through the dishwasher.  Afterwards, I put it with the other dishes to finish drying.  My wife decided that out of the five million things in this house that have been just laying around gathering dust for - in some cases - years, that after about 10 days the filter basket was the thing that had to go and threw it out.  

You've reminded me that I need to go and do a household clean up of my E36 M3, and find a carload of my stuff to either put on ebay or give to goodwill. My wife has a small... well, it isn't a hoarding problem, but a clutter problem, and I need to be in tip-top shape myself before I say anything if I want to be successful in cleaning up the house.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/11/19 8:58 a.m.

In reply to Tactical Penguin :

I work in an office that usually has anywhere from 3 to 5 men in it.  I keep the music going, but whole workdays have passed where the total conversation may be less than 300 words.

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/11/19 9:10 a.m.

just tell 'em "Do not disturb the Tactical Penguin.   It doesn't end well.   For anyone."

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
9/11/19 9:15 a.m.

Stop driving by my house and dropping flyers for your lawn service in my mailbox. I don't like grass. I think having a beautiful, green lawn is a waste of time and resources. I called your number and told you to quit earlier this year. More importantly, having random people go into my mailbox gets me twitchy.

Hopefully, having me come outside and ask WTF you were in my mailbox, since you're obviously not a postal employee got the point across. 

 
 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
9/11/19 9:22 a.m.

Posted a couple things on Craigslist. Pretty quickly get three text messages all saying that they are interested in buying and I give a place and time to meet. They then wanted to send me a six digit code to confirm I am really. Freaking scammers...

Jerry
Jerry UberDork
9/11/19 9:52 a.m.

Started here 21 years ago today.  Hubby and Wife own the company, 3 employees.  I don't expect anything, I think that's what makes it worse.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/11/19 10:10 a.m.

I need a nap. 14 hour day yesterday, 4 hours sleep, left house at 5:30 this morning.....

NickD
NickD PowerDork
9/11/19 10:12 a.m.

Last night, while I'm working on the Miata, my father starts off with his "I don't know if I could get your mother to sign off on this but..." conversations, which are always interesting. He tells me that this guy who is kinda/sorta related in a roundabout way and lives near my oldest sister Patti has a nice Case 600 tractor for sale for $2000 and that my sister needs a tractor and he was thinking of getting it for her to use, because everytime she wants to use my BIL's Kubota either he's using it or someone is borrowing it. Hold up, your wife is commuting 50 miles a day in a rusty Subaru with 195k miles that uses 2 quarts of oil a week, you don't even own a vehicle and have been using my Subaru Baja all this year, you keep saying that the house is going to need a roof soon, you say you need a new air compressor for the garage to do any of the body work on the LeMans but don't want to spend the $1200, you get mad at having to put any money into my middle sister's car. But, you're considering dropping 2 grand on a tractor for my sister to use?! For less money, you could just replace the rear wheels and tires on your International 300 that's been sitting for years because the rear wheels are rotted out from calcium, and lend that to her. Sorry, pops, I'm with you on a lot of things, but this one just doesn't make a damn bit of sense. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/11/19 10:31 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

I need a nap. 14 hour day yesterday, 4 hours sleep, left house at 5:30 this morning.....

I'll sometimes drive my car to a pretty deserted parking lot and take a nap during lunch. 

dinger
dinger Reader
9/11/19 10:31 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UberDork
9/11/19 11:02 a.m.

EastsideWife's GTI went to the dealer for another HVAC issue earlier this week.  She really likes driving the GTI, partially due to it's small size.  The only loaner available was a VW Atlas.  It's almost as wide as the F150 I used to own.  She's annoyed, especially since they are waiting for parts.  She's already mentioned if she doesn't have the car back by Friday she's going back there for a different loaner.

Related rant - I had to rearrange the cars in the driveway so she could fit it without risking hitting anything.  My only car with reliable AC is now blocked in, and we just started having another heatwave.

 

nutherjrfan
nutherjrfan UberDork
9/11/19 11:29 a.m.

In reply to eastsideTim :

So glad I downsized the rideshare rental to a Versa sedan from a Sonata.  Amazing the inane city traffic you can squeeze by and be on your way instead of being stuck behind a berkeleying Subaru Outback driven by dumbass who refuses to pull into the intersection for a left hand turn.  She gave about a foot and then stopped.  It was tight but I made it between her berkeleying gas-guzzling hippy mobile and the plastic jersey barrier ontowards four empty blocks that developed in front and left the four backed up blocks behind.  berkeleying hippies - you're not even getting good gas mileage in that piece of E36 M3.  indecision

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
9/11/19 12:04 p.m.
Jerry said:

Started here 21 years ago today.  Hubby and Wife own the company, 3 employees.  I don't expect anything, I think that's what makes it worse.

Could be worse.  For 15 years of service, I got a pay cut.

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
9/11/19 12:12 p.m.

For the past two days, the 1-year old has been fighting a stomach bug that's had him producing from both ends.  Scary for someone so young, having to keep him eating/hydrated has been a challenge.  It finally slowed enough yesterday morning to get caught up on laundry and get some sleep. 

Last night both the 3-year old and I were hugging the porcelain. 

My wife had just commented as we went to bed before it all hit the fan that she wouldn't know what to do if I got sick too.

I should have warned her that Murphy is always listening.

At least this morning everyone seems to be doing better, but there's a lot of caution involved.

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) UberDork
9/11/19 12:20 p.m.

In reply to eastsideTim :

I wish I would convince mine to drive something smaller when she doesn't have to be driving the truck toting around all of the stuff for work, but she doesn't even like riding in smaller vehicles except on occasion- when we've had something smaller (like the Saturn or the Prius) she always wanted to take her SUV.

On the other hand, I sorely miss having something smaller with a manual transmission- the Infiniti is great for what it was bought for (getting to and from the cabin, and now ferrying/towing stuff out there) and is IMO more fun to drive than the truck despite having less power, but once things are more settled financially I'm pretty certainly going to pick up something small, cheap, and stickshift to drive while the DMC is in the garage for the next few years...

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UberDork
9/11/19 1:12 p.m.
Ashyukun (Robert) said:

In reply to eastsideTim :

I wish I would convince mine to drive something smaller when she doesn't have to be driving the truck toting around all of the stuff for work, but she doesn't even like riding in smaller vehicles except on occasion- when we've had something smaller (like the Saturn or the Prius) she always wanted to take her SUV.

On the other hand, I sorely miss having something smaller with a manual transmission- the Infiniti is great for what it was bought for (getting to and from the cabin, and now ferrying/towing stuff out there) and is IMO more fun to drive than the truck despite having less power, but once things are more settled financially I'm pretty certainly going to pick up something small, cheap, and stickshift to drive while the DMC is in the garage for the next few years...

Miata is always the answer laugh

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) UberDork
9/11/19 1:33 p.m.
eastsideTim said:
Ashyukun (Robert) said:

In reply to eastsideTim :

I wish I would convince mine to drive something smaller when she doesn't have to be driving the truck toting around all of the stuff for work, but she doesn't even like riding in smaller vehicles except on occasion- when we've had something smaller (like the Saturn or the Prius) she always wanted to take her SUV.

On the other hand, I sorely miss having something smaller with a manual transmission- the Infiniti is great for what it was bought for (getting to and from the cabin, and now ferrying/towing stuff out there) and is IMO more fun to drive than the truck despite having less power, but once things are more settled financially I'm pretty certainly going to pick up something small, cheap, and stickshift to drive while the DMC is in the garage for the next few years...

Miata is always the answer laugh

I wouldn't particularly complain about a solid but cheap NA or NB... it would be fun to have something I could autocross, but I could realistically do that with pretty much anything I picked up since I'm not likely to be competitive regardless of what I'm driving. cheeky

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/11/19 2:17 p.m.

Dear large national service company,

The price is the price. Accept it or send your employees down here to do the job. It's only 600 miles or so to your nearest office. 

No, I will not install parts that you provide. I don't care if you can buy them cheaper than I am supplying them. I don't care that you told your customer you would do the work for 10% over wholesale and think my prices are too high. I'm not going to cut my profit so you can get yours. Might should have thought about that before you threw that cheap price out there. 

I've got 4 guys working overtime every week keeping up with my customers, I really don't care if your customers get serviced in a timely or cheap manor. That goes doubly true when it's Walmart. To put it bluntly, I don't need your business or theirs. 

Go trade nickles with someone else. 

 

 

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