Ugh, I know what you mean - I have a friend who is the very living embodiment of 'neither a lender nor a borrower be' to the point where bills have to be split to the very penny. Which I can usually deal with, but we once had lunch at a place where she had a members card and a discount voucher. Neither of us could work … » 4/21/14 5:47pm Monday 5:47pm

I get your meaning, virtually everyone I know with kids has faced jobs worth doctors and nurses who seem to place more value on the charts and stats than on the individual kid and even common sense ( my 'favourite' occasion is when my niece bought home a letter from school saying she was obese and my sister should do… » 4/21/14 1:14pm Monday 1:14pm

Oh come on. Religious faith comes to everybody fully formed in a book. That's why it called a religion and not individual belief. It has been many many generations since anyone had to search for a new belief system. New religions (or cults and fads as they are most commonly called) are born more often out of desire for … » 4/15/14 2:20pm 4/15/14 2:20pm

I don't know if I have bitchy resting face, but one of the things my boss (the one who drove me to a breakdown) was forever telling me to do was cheer up and "try to look like I want to be here". The best time was when I was in the middle of of a day long slog trying to trace the path of an invoice she'd fucked up on -… » 4/14/14 7:37am 4/14/14 7:37am

it's not even a joke though, doesn't even manage bad joke. A bad joke is tweeting "man, the food on those planes makes me understand why people want to blow them up" or "these Christians are pissing me off so much I can understand why people are joining Al Qaeda" your family and friends call you an arsehole and hopefully… » 4/13/14 5:37pm 4/13/14 5:37pm

I don't understand addiction (my dad's a compulsive gambler, not life wrecking, but it's always made me super shy of any remotely addictive substance/think)(apart from fondant fancies, fuckin love those fondant fancies)(and yarn, which will be knit. Someday.) But, I will say that the chemicals your own body produces… » 4/11/14 10:36pm 4/11/14 10:36pm

I remember being told these whilst working at a sumer camp. Instantly dismissed them as rubbish (my naive little white girl brain didn't ping on racism, just why would anyone name their kid after pudding?) then I was reading something on Jezebel I think, and a commentator mentioned that often some of the most derided… » 4/10/14 2:22am 4/10/14 2:22am

no, I live in an area that is pretty hard to navigat if you don't have a car, yet the thing that makes me want to scream and spit feathers is my friends always saying no to things or bailing on me cause they can't park their fucking car, or they don't like this or that road, or they don't want to drive at such and such … » 4/10/14 4:55am 4/10/14 4:55am