Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > Miscellaneous > Lounge

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2023, 08:41 AM   #36826
John F
Grand Sorcerer
John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,138
Karma: 63458771
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kobo Glo HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
I dunno, Rumple--has anybody ever had that "enabler" conversation with you? I love ya, but DANG.

...
+1

We usually want to help, but...

Here is a funny recent one. My mom is 90. We started playing Scrabble. She kept asking "do I get the bonus", and I would keep repeating "if you put down the tile you get the bonus". I told her, mom remember the rule, and she said she couldn't. So I print out the rule, and when she asks, I hand her the paper. After the third time of handing her the paper, she remembered the rule.

I don't think it was the fact that I printed it out, it was that it was more effort to read the rule then to remember the rule.
John F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2023, 09:54 AM   #36827
Hitch
Bookmaker & Cat Slave
Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Hitch's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,460
Karma: 158448243
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Device: K2, iPad, KFire, PPW, Voyage, NookColor. 2 Droid, Oasis, Boox Note2
Quote:
Originally Posted by John F View Post
+1

We usually want to help, but...

Here is a funny recent one. My mom is 90. We started playing Scrabble. She kept asking "do I get the bonus", and I would keep repeating "if you put down the tile you get the bonus". I told her, mom remember the rule, and she said she couldn't. So I print out the rule, and when she asks, I hand her the paper. After the third time of handing her the paper, she remembered the rule.

I don't think it was the fact that I printed it out, it was that it was more effort to read the rule then to remember the rule.
90 is a whole other kettle of fish, although amazingly, I have a number of nonagenarians as customers and they do shockingly well. Truly!

I THINK (and could easily be wrong) that Rumple's folks are my age. Before I stick my foot in it any further, I'll wait to be sure!

Hitch
Hitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-22-2023, 10:23 AM   #36828
Rumpelteazer
Grand Sorcerer
Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Rumpelteazer's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,094
Karma: 24047426
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Device: Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
I dunno, Rumple--has anybody ever had that "enabler" conversation with you? I love ya, but DANG.

Your mum, if memory serves, is my age. Late 60's right? Or am I mis-remembering? Are your folks older than I am? I don't believe so. And I'm damn sure old enough to live with the consequences of my own damn mistakes and stupidity.(If they are a LOT older...that's a different convo.)

Why is her failure to think back or think this through YOUR problem?

Hitch
If it was just any grocery order it wouldn't be my problem, but this is for Christmas dinner and it would be a shame if we end up with only half a Christmas dinner.

And why didn't my father go to the supermarket. Well, because he would come back with the wrong things. And yes, a big part of that is weaponized incompetence. Again, if it was their regular groceries it wouldn't be my problem, but with Christmas I'd rather not have the cheapest off brand ice tea or satay sauce (been there, done that).

My parents are in their early 70s.

But the grocery shopping is done, the last errands have been done, I've wrapped presents and cleaned the apartment. Tonight I'm on my own since my sister just left for the Christmas party organized by her work. So I'm about to order dinner (Mexican) and find a couple of movies to watch my sister isn't interested in.
Rumpelteazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2023, 12:36 PM   #36829
DNSB
Bibliophagist
DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DNSB's Avatar
 
Posts: 35,113
Karma: 145277352
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Device: Kobo Sage, Forma, Clara HD, Lenovo M8 FHD, Paperwhite 4, Tolino epos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rumpelteazer View Post
My parents are in their early 70s.
Definitely old enough to take care of themselves and young enough to do so.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rumpelteazer View Post
But the grocery shopping is done, the last errands have been done, I've wrapped presents and cleaned the apartment. Tonight I'm on my own since my sister just left for the Christmas party organized by her work. So I'm about to order dinner (Mexican) and find a couple of movies to watch my sister isn't interested in.
All's well that ends well. Have a Vrolijk Kerstfeest!
DNSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2023, 01:28 AM   #36830
Hitch
Bookmaker & Cat Slave
Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Hitch's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,460
Karma: 158448243
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Device: K2, iPad, KFire, PPW, Voyage, NookColor. 2 Droid, Oasis, Boox Note2
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNSB View Post
Definitely old enough to take care of themselves and young enough to do so.
Yes, I agree. Taht's roughly my age, by 3-5 years and by god, we're not decrepit and we can manage quite nicely. That BS weaponized incompetence...hell, I'd have let him live with the results. Man, that stuff really chaps my ass.

Quote:
All's well that ends well. Have a Vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Yup, MERRY XMAS! No matter how cranky I am, enjoy.

Hitch
Hitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-25-2023, 12:17 AM   #36831
Thasaidon
Hedge Wizard
Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Thasaidon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Thasaidon's Avatar
 
Posts: 800
Karma: 19999999
Join Date: May 2011
Location: UK/Philippines
Device: Kobo Touch, Nook Simple
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
Y
Yup, MERRY XMAS! No matter how cranky I am, enjoy.

Hitch
You cranky Hitch? Never!

You are just worn down a little by incompetents, ignorant people, freeloaders and entitled people etc.

Merry Xmas
Thasaidon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2023, 04:01 AM   #36832
Hitch
Bookmaker & Cat Slave
Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Hitch's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,460
Karma: 158448243
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Device: K2, iPad, KFire, PPW, Voyage, NookColor. 2 Droid, Oasis, Boox Note2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thasaidon View Post
You cranky Hitch? Never!

You are just worn down a little by incompetents, ignorant people, freeloaders and entitled people etc.

Merry Xmas
Awwwwwwww, thanks.

(I was an unhappy camper when I recorded--I'd thought!!!--Die Hard, on Paramount. Alas, those w*nkers, ti was the Airplane Version! COMMERCIALS and blurred stuff and cut-out dialogue--you all know whereof I speak!) It put off my Xmas morning official Die Hard start, which I play at midnight, Christmas Eve, each year. For me, it's just not Xmas unless I see the Burl Ives Rudolph, complete with dentist elves and Abominables, the Thin Man (all six!) and Die Hard. Them's the Hitch Xmas Rules. (Somehow, somewhere, I'd managed to lose my Die Hard!)

So, the hell with it. I coughed up $9.99 to DirecTV to buy it. At least the "boughten" version is in LBX--instead of a corrupted pillarbox (blergh)--and there are no commercials and no edited stuff.

Yipee-yi-yo-ki-yay...

Well. You all know the rest!

༶・・ᗰદ૨૨ʏ ᘓમ૨ıડτന੨ડ・・

Hitch
Hitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2023, 05:27 AM   #36833
Rumpelteazer
Grand Sorcerer
Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rumpelteazer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Rumpelteazer's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,094
Karma: 24047426
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Device: Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNSB View Post
All's well that ends well. Have a Vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Yes, we had a nice Christmas dinner last night.

Merry Christmas everyone!
Rumpelteazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2023, 06:08 AM   #36834
mlewis78
Guru
mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mlewis78 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
mlewis78's Avatar
 
Posts: 854
Karma: 6449772
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New York City
Device: Kindle Oasis 2 (7"); HDX 8.9"; Ipad2
I still do all my food shopping in person at the store. There is a limit to what I can carry, but I'm doing better since I started using a rolling bag (a cart is unwieldy for me, but I use one to drop off laundry). I drag the bag up 4 flights. I'm 72 and have bad knees, but I try to stay active.

I had a Whole Foods delivery ONCE over a year ago and gave instructions for them to bring it up to my apartment, but they didn't. Had to go down and get it. What a fail. Might as well shop in the store if they don't bring it up to my floor.

Merry Christmas at 6 AM from New York.

Last edited by mlewis78; 12-25-2023 at 06:11 AM.
mlewis78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2023, 10:24 AM   #36835
Hitch
Bookmaker & Cat Slave
Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Hitch's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,460
Karma: 158448243
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Device: K2, iPad, KFire, PPW, Voyage, NookColor. 2 Droid, Oasis, Boox Note2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rumpelteazer View Post
Yes, we had a nice Christmas dinner last night.

Merry Christmas everyone!
Thanks to you and your efforts, Rumple! :-)

Merry Xmas to you and yours!

Hitch
Hitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2023, 02:16 PM   #36836
Deskisamess
Wizard
Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Deskisamess ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Deskisamess's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,607
Karma: 42697471
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ohio
Device: iPhone 7+, iPad mini, 2021 iPad Pro 12.9",Paperwhite 6.8"
Belated Merry Christmas from Ohio!

Just how long is this stoopid virus/cough thing going to last? Heading in to my 3rd week. Ugh.
Deskisamess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2023, 04:31 PM   #36837
ApK
Award-Winning Participant
ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,313
Karma: 67862884
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NJ, USA
Device: Kindle
Happy holidays folks! My family, too, has been sick in bed most of this past week, but fortunately, we were all healthy enough on Saturday to go see the Broadway show that was the long-planned family holiday gift this year.

After New Years, I need to start worrying about finding a new job
...I got job-eliminiated....but I'm not worrying til then, and I've been treating November and December as a nice long paid vacation. So...yay!
ApK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2023, 04:57 PM   #36838
issybird
o saeclum infacetum
issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
issybird's Avatar
 
Posts: 20,182
Karma: 222235366
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Device: H2O, Aura One, PW5
To the motorcyclist in a hood with furry pussy ears who was riding in front of me this afternoon on a 45 MPH road, treating me to various tricks including standing on their seat as they road: I hope whatever driver is involved in an accident with you is safe and feels zero guilt about whatever well-deserved injuries are inflicted on you.
issybird is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2023, 05:08 PM   #36839
ownedbycats
Custom User Title
ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ownedbycats's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,513
Karma: 61120499
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Canada
Device: Kobo Libra H2O, formerly Aura HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deskisamess View Post
Just how long is this stoopid virus/cough thing going to last? Heading in to my 3rd week. Ugh.
Five weeks for me, though at this point it's mostly just an annoyance. It also spread into my ear and I'll finally get to see a doctor about it this week.
ownedbycats is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2023, 05:23 PM   #36840
poohbear_nc
Now what?
poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
poohbear_nc's Avatar
 
Posts: 58,728
Karma: 135181808
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Device: Every Kindle Ever Made & To Be Made!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deskisamess View Post
Belated Merry Christmas from Ohio!

Just how long is this stoopid virus/cough thing going to last? Heading in to my 3rd week. Ugh.

Over a month for me ... the cough still lingers ... but finally got my energy back
poohbear_nc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
creepy crawlers!, dell computers, monteverdi, thread that never ends, tubery, unutterable silliness

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I just have to vent... lacymarie7575 Sony Reader 5 08-18-2010 07:59 PM
I need to vent! Booksonboard! Ugh! Mrgauth News 25 12-17-2009 09:26 AM
Why, Oh Why! [RANT] Vesper Lounge 19 06-19-2008 11:50 AM
Am I allowed to vent here? sborsody Which one should I buy? 25 06-12-2007 01:30 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:45 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.