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Antoxx

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#21
They usually have asthma.
Pets boost up immune system, that is a fact.

Btw aren't diseases that are animal-human transferable really rare? I never heard anybody catching anything from a tortoise. They are more likely to catch all kind of bugs from their human classmates.
I've heard turtle flu can be potentially lethal.
 

TomTB

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#22
So can bird flu. Never stopped me from exposing my nieces and god children to our budgie. Does this make me an evil person?

Another bugbear of mine ... Overly dramatic / unnecessary health and safety rules and regulations.
 

Boreas

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#23
Overly dramatic / unnecessary health and safety rules and regulations
India: the land that health and safety forgot.

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Edit: You should come over. You'd have no complaints, I assure you! The attitude there is: "Safety? Whatever...as long as you can get it done without serious injury or death, it's fine."
 
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Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
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#24
Another bugbear of mine ... Overly dramatic / unnecessary health and safety rules and regulations.
Right around the time I was finishing up my Ph.D., Georgia Tech went all psycho with the safety regulations. I spent six years in a graduate chemistry lab wearing Birkenstocks, short sleeves, loose hair (my hair is down to my waist), no goggles, and no lab coat. I would usually wear gloves, though. (Granted, *most* of the time I was working with tiny amounts of DNA in water solutions.)

Used to be, they would always tell you when they were doing a safety inspection so we'd put on a show of dressing appropriately on those days (well, we'd keep goggles nearby and put them on only if someone with a clipboard came into the lab). If we got caught without goggles, we'd get a stern warning.

But then, my last couple of months there, they started doing surprise inspections. Frequently. And your lab could get SHUT DOWN for a few days if there were violations. Mandatory goggles, hair tied back, no open shoes, etc. I'm glad I got out of there when I did.

It's a good thing no one was there the day we had a waste bottle EXPLODE. No idea what happened. Guess two incompatible things got mixed and produced a gas, which built up inside the closed glass bottle until the pressure was too much. No one was hurt but it made a noise people could hear downstairs, it broke a bunch of stuff in our glassware cabinet, and it embedded shards of glass in the ceiling. And, oh yeah, it took me HOURS to clean up. They're probably still finding pieces of glass in that area. We were very dodgy about the whole thing when the building manager asked us about it. Thankfully, there were no follow-up questions.
 

Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
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#25
Guys my argument wasn't like:
All people who don't have pets have asthma. That would be silly. I only exaggerated because I have heard that having pets reduces chance of having asthma or allergies because it boosts up your immune system; and this goes especially for kids. And honestly I can't stand adults/kids who hate on animals.
This info can be wrong, but I can't confirm it or deny it, since I'm no doctor or a scientist.

I haven't heard about salmonella and reptiles. Good to know. Although, I don't mind reptiles but I like my pets furry or fluffy :oops: So far I had a dog (childhood), budgie, cat, and a hamster. This year I want to get a cat again :)

On topic, things I hate concerns myself. I hate my lack of patience when I'm doing something with my hands. Like some craft, or something. I am starting to learn to sew, so I hope that will allow me to work on my short fuse and frustrations. It will be like zen meditation :D

I am very patient person in everything else I think, but handwork....uggghh.
 

Derk of Derkholm

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#27
"Safety? Whatever...as long as you can get it done without serious injury or death, it's fine."
Haha, well, but that's the basic idea of Health and Safety regulations.
After all, few people plan to get killed or seriously injured when working on something...

Best regards,
Andy
 

ofer

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#28
1. There's a special section in hell reserved for electric bicycle riders who drive on the sidewalk at 20mph and bully people out of their way with an excessive use of their horn.

2. Stupid questions in job interviews. I swear that my next one will go like this:
Useless HR person : So where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Ofer: Well, I'm 41 so in 5 years I'll be 46. Logic dictates that I'll have less hair and a few more pounds then today.
Useless HR person : What do you think you can contribute to our company?
Ofer : Err...my time? That's the deal we're talking about here, right? I come to work every day and you'll give me a nice fat salary at the end of the month. It's not like you're Greenpeace or trying to feed the hungry in Africa.
Useless HR person : What do you find exciting about our line of work?
Ofer : Honestly? Nothing. The job sounds like a major boring shit, but I love to travel around the world, read books and have a good time. These things costs money, you know.
Useless HR person : Thank you for coming. We'll let you know.
Ofer : We both know that you're not gonna call me back. Cut the crap.

3. Obnoxious posters who ressurect a 5 month old thread just so they can bitch and moan about life ;)
 

TomTB

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#29
This thread was resurrected just in time for something which happened to me today. I was in the supermarket a bit earlier on, and I was perusing some olives, when someone wanted to get past me. Rather than say "excuse me", they said "beep beep"! This instantly really pissed me off, and my immediate (and possibly slightly immature) response of "you fucking beep beep" didn't go down too well ...
 

Bierschneeman

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#30
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3. Obnoxious posters who ressurect a 5 month old thread just so they can bitch and moan about life ;)
THREADOMANCY *makes magic sound effects*

1. I had some bartender argue with me about where the beer from "MY" Brewery was made. This was at a bar at the fork in the road with texas highways leading in three directions. the bar is exactly 15 mins from my town in one direction (pop 1700) 15 mins from another directions closest town (pop 21000) and a third town 7 mins away (pop34) . I asked for a beer from my brewery and she had no idea what I was talking about, she called it by brand name (a brand we sell more than three times more than ALL our other products combined, and is found ANYWHERE in Texas), and when I told her it was made rght down the road, she scoffed and told me it was made by the Miller Brewery for Texas.... ouch.

2. someone sggested I read Wicked this week....if you saw my review of how incredibly awful porn it was, you know why Im pissed.
 

Bierschneeman

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#31
EGADS LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT MOSQUITO. *freaks out*
me: that's not a mosquito that's a crane fly. They eat mosquitos. Don't freak out, and don't smack it.
other guy: Nuh Unh. it looks just like a mosquito. *as he finally squishes it, whilst squirming around like a nancy-boy trying not to let it so much as touch him*
me: Not even remotely the same body type, looks nothing like a mosquito, it eats mosquitos. It can't even suck your blood, see, no proboscis.
otherguy: It's a mosquito, I seen one of 'dem suck my blood
me: Not a mosquito, mosquitos in America have a finite size thats not even quarter inch long most the time, that is clearly over 2 inches long, longer than the biggest mosquito on Earth.
other guy: dumbass, they get bigger here in Texas, thats a mosquito, you just never seen a Texas mosquito yet. makin up sht and pretending it's legit doesn't make you less retarded.
me: *face palm*
rest of car: silence.
 
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Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
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#33
The fact that books like these are in the fantasy section and are right there to meet me when I browse... What's wrong with having erotica section???
Instead I have to wade through these piles of shit to find the next fantasy book. Ugh!:rage::shifty::arghh:

 

TomTB

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#34
The fact that books like these are in the fantasy section and are right there to meet me when I browse... What's wrong with having erotica section???
Instead I have to wade through these piles of shit to find the next fantasy book. Ugh!:rage::shifty::arghh:

C'mon Alucard .. confess up ... you bought 'Sins of Autumn' didn't you !!? That's why they're trying to flog you the 3 sequels/prequels !!!!

(I actually think they stole a photo of me for the Sins of Winter front cover, and took of the hair)
 

sopranosfan

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#37
EGADS LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT MOSQUITO. *freaks out*
me: that's not a mosquito that's a crane fly. They eat mosquitos. Don't freak out, and don't smack it.
other guy: Nuh Unh. it looks just like a mosquito. *as he finally squishes it, whilst squirming around like a nancy-boy trying not to let it so much as touch him*
me: Not even remotely the same body type, looks nothing like a mosquito, it eats mosquitos. It can't even suck your blood, see, no proboscis.
otherguy: It's a mosquito, I seen one of 'dem suck my blood
me: Not a mosquito, mosquitos in America have a finite size thats not even quarter inch long most the time, that is clearly over 2 inches long, longer than the biggest mosquito on Earth.
other guy: dumbass, they get bigger here in Texas, thats a mosquito, you just never seen a Texas mosquito yet. makin up sht and pretending it's legit doesn't make you less retarded.
me: *face palm*
rest of car: silence.
My wife thought it was a giant mosquito too. We don't live in Texas though.
 

Bierschneeman

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#39
what a great line
yeah, if you're dumb enough here, that line accounts for anything. , and I mean anything, they often use it as an excuse, if you suggest somethings big (regardless if its just a comment of daaaamn, but you'd seen bigger before.)
 

Bierschneeman

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#40
My wife thought it was a giant mosquito too. We don't live in Texas though.
I doubt your wife fervently denied any accounts that it wasn't and claimed to see one suck her blood (which is impossible) like this guy did.
mistaking one for a mosquito is one thing, we all at one point probably thought it was a mosquito (i did when I was camping as a kid) but having to lie to ignore your ignorance....thats a new level.