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03-28-2012 12:20 PM #3721
OK, well, I'm on day 6 (got sick last Thursday night) and no rash. However, I had three nosebleeds yesterday and it looks like one of the strep pustules has migrated under my tongue. Yay. With ibuprofen, I'm not feeling any fever or throat discomfort but this cough is driving me mental! And if it's part of the cold and not a strep side effect, then the antibiotics aren't going to do anything and I'll just have to wait until it moves out. Which, given my history with coughs, could be weeks from now.
I have comprehensive exams on Friday (meaning this was essentially the worst possible week of the semester to get sick) and will be stuck in a testing room with 20 other people for 6 hours. I am really hoping this cough at least lessens in severity by then because otherwise it's going to drive everyone else crazy. I can deal with it, but they're going to hate me.
03-30-2012 09:39 AM #3722
At work, I'm part of a technical writing team, but I'm also a manager/lead of a few other activities outside of that TW team. It frustrates me when my TW manager "makes suggestions" on how I should go about my business outside of the writing team. Particularly when that commentary is provided in front of a group of other managers.
Would that be frustrating to you, or am I being too sensitive?
03-30-2012 11:31 AM #3723
03-30-2012 03:01 PM #3724
04-02-2012 10:33 PM #3725
I don't want kids. Why is this such an alien concept for people? I'm so sick of justifying it.
04-02-2012 11:44 PM #3726
- Join Date
- Jan 2004
- Camden, DE
04-03-2012 10:09 AM #3727
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
- Bel Air, MD
04-03-2012 03:56 PM #3728
F&*^ing hate Barca, I really do.
04-03-2012 08:46 PM #3729
Ordered a bouquet of flowers to be delivered to my girlfriend on her birthday from the website From You Flowers. She received the arrangement and loved it, but it wasn't anything like what I ordered. I picked out the bouquet specifically because it contained her favorite flower, which was entirely absent in the arrangement, and they made other changes and omissions as well. Apparently, they contract out to local florists who can make changes at their discretion. I find that to be a bait-and-switch which should be litigated as fraud. The customer service person offered me a $10 gift certificate on my next order, as if I'm stupid enough to use their website again!
I sent a lengthy angry reply, in which I suggested that they link out to the local florist at the delivery zip code so that the consumer can at least see what his actual options are (sidetrack rant: I say "his," because seriously, only guys have to buy the damned things in the first place, am I right?!), but I know it's just a waste of energy.
(My girlfriend actually loved the bouquet she received, but that's not the point at all).
04-03-2012 09:13 PM #3730
I've had great luck with both FTD and 1800FLOWERS. Never had a bouquet that varied much from the photos on the site.
04-03-2012 09:42 PM #3731
I can't tell you how sad I was. God bless Bill, he never said anything. But he also doesn't know that the flowers were to be there on the right day. How, at a time like that, do you even bring up that the florist screwed up? You accept that it happened, know that your presence via the flowers wasn't there at the service, in addition to you not being able to travel there either, and you just move on, sad, sad, sad, and knowing that you'll never deal with ProFlowers.com ever again.
Sometimes it's a woman who orders flowers and gets screwed over. Not sure either one of us knows how to prevent it from happening again, except just to try a different service next time...
So sorry things got messed up for you, and I sure do empathize..."I ain't in on the alternative." ~~ Buck Showalter, 8/6/10, on whether he expects a winning result every night.
04-03-2012 09:55 PM #3732
04-06-2012 05:23 AM #3733
Flying home for Opening Day/Mothers Birthday/Easter.
Dumbass that I am, thought I could make a 5 AM Flight. WRONG
04-07-2012 02:21 PM #3734
04-08-2012 11:59 PM #3735
Sometimes... just sometimes... I wish a baseball season could be 3 games long....