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Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby allblacks » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:05 pm

Thread starter!

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"So the clutch is called a clutch and the accelerator is called something stupid?" Holly interrupted, "Why didn't they just call the clutch a squeezer?"

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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby MacGyver » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:09 pm

My first gripe of this thread: I had the last gripe until you came along ABs and made yours the last one! :P
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby Mogura » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:13 pm

MacGyver wrote:My first gripe of this thread: I had the last gripe until you came along ABs and made yours the last one! :P

Technically speaking, Mac has the last gripe, unless ABs' statement about the thread being close to 200 pages long is interpreted as a gripe...
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby MacGyver » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Oooooh I like the way you think Mogs. Although bragging about getting the last gripe in prolly isn't a good thing.... :doh:
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby Mogura » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:20 pm

MacGyver wrote:Oooooh I like the way you think Mogs. Although bragging about getting the last gripe in prolly isn't a good thing.... :doh:

Actually you ended on a pretty good note. I mean it's a honest-to-goodness legitimate gripe if there ever was one. "You kill the joe, you make some mo'..."
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby allblacks » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:21 pm

Nope. I was praising the threads longevity! You had the last one!
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Gripes, part deux...

Unread postby exUsagiCoalMiner » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:05 pm

I was kinda hoping to see if we could get the gripes thread to be longer than the old "End of Nova" thread. How many pages was that one?
My gripe: Not being able to make the pub night tonight. Have a beer or five and an extra Tin's burger for me.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby sirwanksalot » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:16 pm

Let it be dead then instead of starting another premenstrual whine fest. That's my gripe. That and I have sand in my vagina.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby SamhainP8 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:18 pm

Not technically a Japanese Gripe but it is a full on gripe.

Received a haughtily worded letter from the Australian Electoral Commission with
“FINAL NOTICE - RESPONSE REQUIRED”
emblazoned as the subject and the letter goes on about how naughty I am for not telling them that I am no longer living at my registered address and that if I don’t tell them my new address within 20 days I’ll be taken of the role etc.

THE LETTER IS ADDRESSED TO MY JAPANESE ADDRESS WHICH I OBVIOUSLY GAVE THEM BEFORE I LEFT AUSTRALIA!!! :roll:

I realise these things are largely automated but fucking hell. Go FUCK YOURSELF AEC!!! Take me off the role and see if I give a flying fuck. :bird:
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby allblacks » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:37 pm

sirwanksalot wrote:Let it be dead then instead of starting another premenstrual whine fest. That's my gripe. That and I have sand in my vagina.


It looks like it is dead!
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby MacGyver » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:50 pm

allblacks wrote:It looks like it is dead!

Nah its obon. No one's around.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby Mogura » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:00 pm

MacGyver wrote:
allblacks wrote:It looks like it is dead!

Nah its obon. No one's around.

Wha??? Do you mean to say that foreigners actually take vacations during Obon?
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby allblacks » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:15 pm

I think people get pressured to take their holidays now. Ie. Use your paid vacations so that the company doesnt have to give any even though its an unofficial national holiday. For the life of me I cant work out why they didnt put the new september holidays in Obon... :eyes:
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby exUsagiCoalMiner » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:25 pm

allblacks wrote:For the life of me I cant work out why they didnt put the new september holidays in Obon... :eyes:

Because that would make sense, and it does not compuite here...
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby SamhainP8 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:51 pm

Another airport, another stooge fest!!! Plane delayed 2 1/2 hours (so far). Just as well we didn't organize to pick Snot-face up from the train station......
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby MacGyver » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:29 pm

Mogura wrote:Wha??? Do you mean to say that foreigners actually take vacations during Obon?

If they work for a J company or any company that is shut for Obon, and they have nothing else to do. I go down to my wife's hometown at Obon every year. But as my company isn't off, the length of my stay is determined by how many, if any, PTO days I take. This year I only went for the weekend and shinked back Monday morning and left the wife down there. She only got back to Tokes this morning.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby MacGyver » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:34 pm

exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:
allblacks wrote:For the life of me I cant work out why they didnt put the new september holidays in Obon... :eyes:

Because that would make sense, and it does not compuite here...

Just depends on how the company classifies Obon I guess. I've always thought that in most cases Obon is off and you don't need to use your PTO to take it off. In my company's case, Obon isn't off but we get 5 days (classified as summer holidays) to take between June and September. We can take them in one hit and have a whole week off or take them one or several days at a time. More than a few of my coworkers take one day off a week (usually a Friday or Monday) for 5 weeks and hence have 3 day weekends for 5 weeks.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby angryboy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:07 pm

On another thread ABs said,

allblacks wrote:Joined Konami Supoootsu last night. Pretty soon I will be able to gripe about the gym as well. Haha. Kidding!


You`ll have gripes mate if you are serious about working out.First,Konami is not a gym - it`s a sports club.
The eikaiwa of the gym world.Set up to get fuckwits in and convince them they will lose weight and get fit
simply by signing up.Space takers and time wasters basically.

I have been to a few Konamis for trial workouts only because I got a free voucher on a few occasions.Full
of machines,no bench or squat racks and pissy dumbells up to 20 kg if you are lucky.Maybe a Smith machine.
Stupid stupid fucking rules (your favourites).
I used to use a public gym that was managed by Konami for 3 years.A different company won the contract
last year and thank god for that.The gym itself was shit hot and cheap but the staff were fuckheads.The
old farts and gym rats do whatever they want taking up equipment,wasting time,creating potential for
serious injury while the staff do nothing. Try to work out seriously and you`ll get told off.
大きい運動禁止していますよ。隣のお客さんが怖いから!
I was doing crunch twists on a sit up bench for fucks sake.Meanwhile this old fool was in front of the squat rack
(not inside the rack) doing the most dangerous shit with a barbell across his shoulders stepping up on a stool. :anger:
And you will get dobbed on for something so fucking petty and true to their nature the staff will caution you.
I`m glad I have found a good cheap GYM with good staff.

More gym gripes of the generic kind - old cunts! They are so fucking gross.They wash their socks and jocks in the
hand basins.They spit in the sinks and the water cooler.There is one old cunt who must take a sly shit in the showers.
Two occasions I have jumped in and the smell was so bad I dry reached.They sit stark bollocky naked on the vinyl seats
in front of the fan right next to the sign that says "Don`t sit here naked!" leaving their crack and sack germs.And the
same in the sauna where you are supposed to wear a towel.I`d be happy if they at least sat on a towel.

And then there`s the fucking baasans. After their hula class or whatever the fuck they drag their fat arses down for is
over they hang around in big groups blabbering on.Using the stretch mat area as their meeting place.Too bad if you
want to use it.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby allblacks » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:39 am

Mate

To be honest Im more of a wanker. Just want to use the running machines and do some half arsed machine stuff. I had an injury a few years ago on a bicycle and recently its gotten tighter and tighter and Im trying to stretch it out. Believe it or not I also hit 117kgs and want to trim it back to 100. Running and some basic machines/weights should do it. Buffing up would be nice but Im not really hoping for that. If it happens cool though.

I am wary of the old people at the gym though. Kinda decided Im not going to be talking to any of them while Im there. The staff on the other hand are all HOT! Haha.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby Shawn » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:11 pm

Don't you just hate the march of technology? Bought a 46-inch Aquos LED LCD TV about a year and half ago. Nice TV but it lacks one thing: a USB port, meaning that I can't hook up an HDD recorder. :cry: I might have to bite the bullet and buy an Aquos DVD recorder with built-in HDD instead. Drat. :bang: Those things are freaking expensive.

Edit to add: Duh, it doesn't have to be an Aquos recorder, but that sure would help cut down on the number of remotes. And no, I'm not a bucho.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby MacGyver » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:37 pm

angryboy wrote:You`ll have gripes mate if you are serious about working out.First,Konami is not a gym - it`s a sports club.
The eikaiwa of the gym world.Set up to get fuckwits in and convince them they will lose weight and get fit
simply by signing up.Space takers and time wasters basically.

Yeah its not gold's but I've been going to one for a few months and it meets my needs. I do weights for about 40 mins and then run/cycle for about 30 mins every night after work and the equipment they have suits my needs. While I'd like develop more muscle I'm not interested in getting huge. When i first started working out about 10 yrs ago, it was with a mate who had been lifting since he was a teenager (so about 15 or so yrs at that point) and he was very serious about it and we would lift (just lift) for 2.5, 3 hours a time, 4 times a week. I don't have that sort of time anymore and as I say I'm not interested in getting huge anyway. So the machines and free weights they have (and they have a Smith's machine, a bench press, a few small benches for free weights, and a squatting machine) are plenty for me. And I dare say most. There are some pretty big dudes at my gym though.

There are times when things shit me off, like when dude's hog a machine or bench that I want to use, and when I say hog I mean sit on it for longer than they use it and I can't use it, which means I can't do what I had planned for the session. And on the 90 mins membership it means I can't fark around and wait. So I always plan several different sessions/exercises so if plan A isn't gonna work then I do plan B. As much as it would be nice to go to a "serious" gym like gold's there just aren't any like that around my home or work that are convenient enough to go to daily....
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby allblacks » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:26 pm

Having a guy come and work in my section who is LOUD. He doesnt turn his cell phone to vibrate and has the annoying opening sound and stupid ringtone on it. He is a VERY good guy. I've worked with him for 3 years but just doesn't realize that his noise is too much.

Shawn

Aren't you 部長 or something now? Surely you can afford that thing! Just kidding mate!

Im bloody lucky to be called Ben-cho
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby Shawn » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:49 pm

This is no frivolous gripe: I bought my house at the end of June, signed all the papers and bought insurance. I get a phone call from the realtor a day ago saying that there was a problem with the paperwork for the automatic payment of the insurance. You're telling me this two months after the fact? Idiots. :cuss: Because of this error, payment may be delayed and I might have to work out some other arrangement in the meantime. WTF? Grrr.... :anger:
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby exUsagiCoalMiner » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:14 pm

Shawn wrote:This is no frivolous gripe: I bought my house at the end of June, signed all the papers and bought insurance. I get a phone call from the realtor a day ago saying that there was a problem with the paperwork for the automatic payment of the insurance. You're telling me this two months after the fact? Idiots. :cuss: Because of this error, payment may be delayed and I might have to work out some other arrangement in the meantime. WTF? Grrr.... :anger:

Fuck that. The realtor should make the payments and also figure what to do. It's their colossal fuck up. Make them take the responsibility. And don't back down. This country has got to be the undisputed champion of "passing the buck"/"shit rolls downhill"....
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby exUsagiCoalMiner » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:00 pm

How in the fuck does a hamburger shop run out of hamburger meat? Was running behind on my lunch break, so went to the Nishi-Umeda McDs. Order a cheeseburger, and they tell me sorry there's no patties for hamburgers or cheeseburgers. But I can order a quarter pounder if I want.
I asked if they'd sell me the QP for the same price as the CB. The register lady about had a heart attack, then got pissy with me when I only ordered off the Y100 menu. :FU: You don't get to get angry with me for YOUR fuck up.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby steki47 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:11 am

exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:How in the fuck does a hamburger shop run out of hamburger meat?


One Friday night I ordered chahan at my local izakaya and the waitress apologized and said they were out of rice! :bang:
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby Schizm » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:19 am

Word to the wise: If you have been watching the large, skinhead gaijin running for at least 30 seconds, don't be surprised if he knocks you over when you step directly in front of him as he goes by.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby sirwanksalot » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:49 am

I stepped on the scale and it read 6 kgs heavier than it did last month. Back to my no whites/sugar diet.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby allblacks » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:05 am

exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:How in the fuck does a hamburger shop run out of hamburger meat? Was running behind on my lunch break, so went to the Nishi-Umeda McDs. Order a cheeseburger, and they tell me sorry there's no patties for hamburgers or cheeseburgers. But I can order a quarter pounder if I want.
I asked if they'd sell me the QP for the same price as the CB. The register lady about had a heart attack, then got pissy with me when I only ordered off the Y100 menu. :FU: You don't get to get angry with me for YOUR fuck up.


The reaction has to be :willnilly: . No question. Of course she will get pissy with you for their mistake.
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Re: Lifes little gripes II

Unread postby SamhainP8 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:32 pm

sirwanksalot wrote:I stepped on the scale and it read 6 kgs heavier than it did last month. Back to my no whites/sugar diet.


That’s a fair effort indeed but easy to do when you just get back and go bonkers on all the tasty shit. You’d be even fatter if you hadn’t of wasted all that Yamachan tebasaki! :guns:
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