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bloodrose wrote

I went to an ENT today after years of my boss complaining that my loud nose blowing was clearly a sign of a need for sinus surgery. I have finally learned that sinus congestion != mucus and the loudness was me trying to get something out when there was nothing there. But I went to the ENT to get her off my back. I got a nasal endoscopy. It was invasive and horrible. Your body knows when shit is in it that doesn't belong there. I am feeling very very traumatized. I'm also still in pain. The end result is that I have narrow breathing passages. Apparently, narrow breathing passages means that the endoscopy feels worse for me than other people. Couple that with my low pain threshold. Every time the ibuprofen wears off, I can feel the pain in my sinuses and my teeth. And it freaks me out. So I cry and freak out and cry. This sucks.

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bloodrose wrote

I've spent the last few weeks sick, working in the office while sick. An HR representative reached out to my boss and suggested I "work from home." My boss hates when people work from home because she can't get a hold of them. I straight responded to her that the company did not pay me enough to have a living space large enough to have a desk at home. I could not work from home on the salary I am paid. If they want me to work while sick, they'll have to risk getting sick, too. Or pay me enough to have a place to live that isn't so tiny I can barely fit beds into it for my family. I literally have room only for our beds, a dining table, a sofa and a bean bag. None of us have dressers, even.

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bloodrose wrote

It was definitely ahead of its time. It was really cool. Every month, there was a selection of games that were playable and it rotated a lot each month. It was a great way to try out new titles. The problem was it was a service through the cable company and only one cable company had it. We moved to a town that had it, so we got it. Then we moved again and the cable company was different and didn't have it.

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bloodrose wrote

So, story time: many, many years ago, I tried to get through Atlas Shrugged. My boyfriend had tried and failed to finish. There is a point that is a radio address that is just this massively long rambling rant. That's where he stopped. I checked the audio book out of the library. The abridged audiobook. And I still stopped and didn't finish it. I hit the radio address, too. I was just oh my god. I couldn't get past that rant.

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bloodrose wrote

I have noticed ads making me want things that I didn't previously want. For example, something that happened a few years ago: I saw an ad for an iced coffee on the side of a truck while I was driving. I thought "hey, an iced coffee sounds good." For a few days, every time I thought of wanting caffeine or a drink, I thought "an iced coffee sounds good." Within a week, I had purchased an iced coffee because it was just a constant thought after seeing that stupid truck. I had no choice but to see the stupid truck - i was driving, I couldn't just close my eyes. I am 100% convinced every urge I get for pizza is linked to an ad. Those things steal my freedom.

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bloodrose wrote

One of the things you did was to get into arguments with users, and then, when you were losing the argument would go to the entire site with some generic query that made you look all reasonable when you had just lost it in another thread. You garnered sympathy and respect for yourself while the other person in the argument looked awful/immature. It made you seem manipulative and untrustworthy.

When you came back with an alt account, you brought up the same subjects again, repeating the behavior under a new name. That's how we all knew it was you. It was exactly the same thing, the exact same subjects.

As to the other uses of alts that I have seen: one of the alts I know of is an alt that is used specifically by a user who wants to post interesting comments from reddit that they do not agree with per se but thinks would make a good starting point for a convo. Could they do it as their main account, making it clear they are quoting reddit? Yeah, sure. But I think the alt is harmless.

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bloodrose wrote

But you didn't start over. You did exactly the same things on the new alt. You didn't understand at all what the problem was and just did the same stuff. You're reading this post so clearly you have been given the information of what was wrong and just dismissed it.

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bloodrose wrote

I actually enjoy seeing the same users all over the place in different forums, it feels like a community instead of a site full of topical-meme-name users.

This. So much this. I love how it feels like people learning and growing together. I feel like we all help each other and grow with one another.

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bloodrose wrote

In California elections, we vote on (some) actual laws. In our last election, 7,181,116 Californians voted that EMT workers (ambulance drivers/paramedics) who work for private companies should have no lunch break. That's 7 million assholes. So, yeah, they should be held accountable. Fuck them.