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51 Re: What grinds your gears? on Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:38 pm

JackTheIncubusWolf wrote:Your the perfect example of a modern woman, and that's a good thing.

Thank you. I appreciate that you're listening to me.

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52 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:37 am

I am officially in Bale out mode!

I just found out today the seller I purchased (and havn't yet recieved) some software from is a crook. And they've f*cked off with my money.

I've taken this up with Paypal and Ebay with every weapon I've got but I still feel cheated. And you know why?

How much does image editing software like Adobe photoshop CS cost on an actual retailer site? £500 plus? Yes. how much does it cost from a seller? less than that. Temptation. Sellers that have %100 ratings and praise from their customers. How was I to know?

Let me make this clear: I support the software industry like I do with the film industry. I do not buy pirated software or download it. I do not believe in damaging an industry by ripping them off through illegal acquirement of their products, regardless of what anyone says.
"Why not download a crack of it? That's what I do. I've got thousends of pounds worth of adobe on my system," That's what people keep telling me. That's not me. I don't like the thought of pirating expensive software on my conscience.

But I will make this clear: I will no pay £400 or £500 plus for a piece of software that has user licenses or could be eaily be sold at cheaper prices. Look at Windows. How much did Windows cost years back, even for an upgrade version? A lot. Now Windows 7 home premium is less than £80 for an upgrade. Microsoft are starting to catch on.

I digress. Adobe could sell their software much cheaper but they are not. And I've enjoyed my demo of CS3 far more than the full version of Gimp I have. I don't want to pay extortionate amounts, but I do not want cracks or keygens or whatever of CS3/4 either.

I now feel very cheated, not only by fake Ebay users, but also by unnessersary price fixing of adobe products.

I'll be going away now to sob.

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53 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:28 am

Dam... but what about the whole brother thing of him forgetting to send it but then did?

(ebay been really sucking lately >_>)

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54 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:47 pm

It was needless. The guy could've just given me what I paid for.

Coincidently, once I had been alerted by Ebay about this a lot of the CS3s on sale suddenly dissapeared...

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55 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:49 pm

wow, thats crap. And you couldnt get any refund? Like file a dispute on paypal?

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56 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:50 pm

Oh yeah, I've opened a case with them. I'm hoping they case goes in my favour.

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57 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:52 pm

It definantly should if it was done by paypal.

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58 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:56 pm

Purchase was made in Ebay but paid through paypal, so I should win it. I hope.

I'm left very bitter by the whole experience. Ebay should police their sellers more.

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59 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:01 pm

Thast what wierds me out, if you ordered the one that you showed me the user had a good rating and comments from others. (unless apparently now you can fake that >_>)

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60 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:02 pm

xivk wrote:Thast what wierds me out, if you ordered the one that you showed me the user had a good rating and comments from others. (unless apparently now you can fake that >_>)

I don't know what their deal was. They had nothing but good praise but now they've gone.

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61 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:06 pm

Well the b*stards gone and you should get your money back.

So worst thing outta this, a waste of time. >_<

Also to throw in a grinds me gears moment, taking care of the moneksy at work today after 3 dam hours of changing cages one got out and messed up the room, needing to clean up again.

Monkeys are evil.

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62 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:08 pm

xivk wrote:Well the b*stards gone and you should get your money back.

So worst thing outta this, a waste of time. >_<

Also to throw in a grinds me gears moment, taking care of the moneksy at work today after 3 dam hours of changing cages one got out and messed up the room, needing to clean up again.

Monkeys are evil.

So you get to clean the monekeys at a zoo, huh? I went to Monkey World in the uk once. Those chimps have a nasty habit of flinging untold things at the windows.

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63 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:11 pm

Not exactly a zoo... more one of those facilities where they perform tests on animals. (I just take care of em though)



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64 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:12 pm

Ah, say no more then...

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65 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:36 pm

I got a job interview tonight! YAY!

It's a damn group interview. I hate group interviews. Almost as much as I hate those dumb pre-employment survey's. -_- Boooo....

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66 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:39 pm

Well... this grinds me gears, havent touched xbox live in a month with the last time being fine. Go to play today to finish assassins creed before the second one... and apparently im banned. wtf mate?

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67 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:10 pm

Why were you banned?

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68 Re: What grinds your gears? on Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:17 pm

Apparently microsoft decided to crack down on modded xbox's. Mine was modded but never really played any pirated games, just me neighbor flashed it when he cleaned it up abit. (frigan thing had 4 layers of dust in it, lol)

But eh, guess thats what I get for trying to play crappy games for free. now to save up for a new xbox. x_x

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69 Re: What grinds your gears? on Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:31 pm

My sister is here, dumping her kids on my mom, AGAIN. This is the third f*cking day in a row. And y'know, it's also just about the third frikkin' MONTH in a row too. I don't know what my sister does all day. She drops one kid off at school, dumps the other one on my mom, and then disappears for about 4 hours. She doesn't have a job, she doesn't go to school and lives on allowance from her husband.

WHAT THE HELL IS SHE DOING ALL DAY?

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70 Re: What grinds your gears? on Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:56 pm

Try to make a car-planted GPS-powered tracer with travel-history.You will see anything about her movings.

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71 Re: What grinds your gears? on Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:02 pm

I know this might get you mad at me, but what if she's having an affair? Or maybe just alone time with her husband.

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72 Re: What grinds your gears? on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:07 pm

26_994 wrote:Try to make a car-planted GPS-powered tracer with travel-history.You will see anything about her movings.

What? Neutral

I know this might get you mad at me, but what if she's having an affair? Or maybe just alone time with her husband.

I seriously doubt she's having an affair. And her husband goes to work all day. She can't be alone with him. He's not there. Even if she was having alone time with him, she drops her kids at my parent's house WAY too often. I could understand her asking my mom and dad to babysit every once in a while for anniversaries and occasions like that, but she's here almost every day doing that. Today was the fourth day in a row she did that. My boyfriend wonders how we could be sisters. We have nothing in common.

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73 Re: What grinds your gears? on Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:19 am

Pandora wrote:My boyfriend wonders how we could be sisters. We have nothing in common.

You know, you can say that it's a common thing to be different between siblings, especially when they are not to fond of each other.

I weep and cry seeing my brother turning into annother copy of the 14-y.o. me, but somehow different. And that difference bugs me, becaue if he'd be like I was back then I'd knew how to handle some things with him. That's all for the sake of the thread.

It's probably a wishful thinking, Pandora, but maybe your sister is struggling to get some work? As I recall you said she's a housewife, so maybe she's trying to find some part-time job. And if she doesn't have previous experience, she'll be looking for it for a loong, looong time.

I won't try to think about having an affair, because I don't know your sister but I know how you do not like people who generalize things, so I'll stay hush Very Happy.

Based on my experiece I'd also add the possible option of having an addiction of some sort. But if it was alcoholism you two would be seeing this (you and your mother), same for drugs. But maybe gambling? She's living on her husband cash? Then how much he earns and how much she's getting? Is it sufficient to take care of kids, home buissnes or is she having enough to buy something for her? In that case, if she has the ice for herself, she could be addicted to gambling or quite simply to buying things. Seriously, I know a woman who's a white collar lady, so to speak, and all of her free time she spends in malls.

But I wouldn't treat it like a problem, seriously. It's her own life, and if your mother allowes her to leave her children with her, so it's her choice. If those kids are distressing you, then, I'm sorry, you have no choice - after all you're not yet living on your own garbage.
Live with it and unleash your anger on this forum Very Happy.

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74 Re: What grinds your gears? on Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:35 am

Okay, I'd like to make it clear here and now, my sister is not having and affair, my sister is not addicted to drugs or alcohol, and she is not addicted to gambling or shopping. I ruled that out ages ago. It's not addictions, it's not extra-marital affairs, and it's not substance abuse.

I'll have to unleash my anger here, because all I can do now is that, and take weekends at Dante's house. It just bugs the fuck out of me how ridiculously domestic my sister has become. She's molded herself into the rest of the family glob of domesticity. The only place my mom and dad have been to for vacation since I was 6 is Disneyland. They bring it home with them too. The only place in the house that is not loaded with Disney shit is MY room. Both my parents think that any color other than tan or white on a wall is ugly. Their idea of artwork is a painting of Mickey Mouse, or decorating a cake. They literally wrinkle their noses and make snarky remarks whenever I even so much as mention a tattoo, and my sister thinks that my piercings are all trashy. (She says so, freely. With no remorse.) I say to either parent or my sister that I want to travel, and my areas of interest are Africa, India and Australia. What do I get? "It's dirty. It's poor and full of disease. That's too expensive. You'll never get there." (None of them have actually bothered to reasearch ANY of these places). Shit, I told my mom that Dante and I have choosen dates for a trip to frikkin' Connetticut and I get a roll of the eyes, a scoff and and "Ok." My mom sits on the couch all damn day watching forensic shows (CSI, Law and Order, etc.) One time, I left the house on three separate occasions, and she was STILL THERE. IN THE SAME DAMN SPOT the every time I came back.

I mentioned the piercing school that was recommended to me by the shop manager of a tattooing place I go to in the presence of my father. What did I get? Certainly no encouragement. I get, "That's weird. Why would people do that? These weird nose piercings and belly piercings. When I was a kid no one did that. It was just not normal." Doesn't matter that he's not a kid anymore. It's just "not normal."

The career I'm going to college for is acting. Don't get much support for that either. My dad FALLS ASLEEP during my shows, and when I was in high school, didn't even come to my first show. When I was younger than that, the youth theatre in a nearby town was doing The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I asked to audition, what do I hear, "Psh, who's going to drive you there? Not me." From BOTH parents.

My parents and sister have NO ambition outside of sitting on the couch, in the same frikkin' retirement town, and going to goddamn Disneyland. IT'S DRIVING ME UP A F*CKING WALL. I can't be myself here without getting a lot of snarky attitude and disapproval.

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75 Re: What grinds your gears? on Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:28 pm

Wow...
No offense, but that sounds kinda what I think hell would be like...
Well, that plus fire.
And involuntary sodomy.
But pretty much like that.
You have my sympathies.

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