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I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work. These two other
girls were discussing a video game that was kind of like Everquest.
I popped in something about the sims.........something I had discussed last
night with another creator.
This one girl, she said she had just gotten the sims. I asked her did she
get sims 1 or sims 2 (forgetting that when sims 1 came out it was just
referred to as The Sims). She informs me that they have packs with a lot of
extra stuff in them for the games.........she tells me they are called
'expansion packs'. LOL, of course I knew this, but I let her go on. And,
of course, she said she had sims 2, but after she said she had bought all
the expansion packs, I knew she had sims1. She refused to listen to me tho
and acted like I was the stupidest person ever. I let it drop because I
knew I was not going to win that one until I actually showed her what I
meant.
Someday I will, just gotta have the right place, like meeting in the
electronics section, lol.
She has no idea who I really am, lol. Not that that is any big deal, but
.....................



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Bluegenie2 wrote:
> I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work. These two
> other girls were discussing a video game that was kind of like
> Everquest.
> I popped in something about the sims.........something I had
> discussed last night with another creator.
> This one girl, she said she had just gotten the sims. I asked her
> did she get sims 1 or sims 2 (forgetting that when sims 1 came out it
> was just referred to as The Sims). She informs me that they have
> packs with a lot of extra stuff in them for the games.........she
> tells me they are called 'expansion packs'. LOL, of course I knew
> this, but I let her go on. And, of course, she said she had sims 2,
> but after she said she had bought all the expansion packs, I knew she
> had sims1. She refused to listen to me tho and acted like I was the
> stupidest person ever. I let it drop because I knew I was not going
> to win that one until I actually showed her what I meant.
> Someday I will, just gotta have the right place, like meeting in the
> electronics section, lol.
> She has no idea who I really am, lol. Not that that is any big deal,
> but ....................

Perhaps one day she'll stumble across this newsgroup and you can tell her
then. LOL

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Well considering that she doesn't know me as Bluegenie2, I doubt she would,
lol.
Only a couple people at work have seen my main site and know my online name.

"Jeanie" <Nobody@home.com> wrote in message
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> Bluegenie2 wrote:
> > I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work. These two
> > other girls were discussing a video game that was kind of like
> > Everquest.
> > I popped in something about the sims.........something I had
> > discussed last night with another creator.
> > This one girl, she said she had just gotten the sims. I asked her
> > did she get sims 1 or sims 2 (forgetting that when sims 1 came out it
> > was just referred to as The Sims). She informs me that they have
> > packs with a lot of extra stuff in them for the games.........she
> > tells me they are called 'expansion packs'. LOL, of course I knew
> > this, but I let her go on. And, of course, she said she had sims 2,
> > but after she said she had bought all the expansion packs, I knew she
> > had sims1. She refused to listen to me tho and acted like I was the
> > stupidest person ever. I let it drop because I knew I was not going
> > to win that one until I actually showed her what I meant.
> > Someday I will, just gotta have the right place, like meeting in the
> > electronics section, lol.
> > She has no idea who I really am, lol. Not that that is any big deal,
> > but ....................
>
> Perhaps one day she'll stumble across this newsgroup and you can tell her
> then. LOL
>
> Jeanie
>
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Bluegenie2 wrote:
> I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work.

They let you have BREAKS at Walmart?!? I must complain. This is a
waste of shareholder capital!

;-)
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Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you prefer?
:)

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> Bluegenie2 wrote:
> > I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work.
>
> They let you have BREAKS at Walmart?!? I must complain. This is a
> waste of shareholder capital!
>
> ;-)
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"Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
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> Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you prefer?
> :)
>
I work in retail, too...some days I'd rather kill the customers. Today
wasn't one of them...they were pretty well-behaved.lol

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Bluegenie2 wrote:
> Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you
> prefer? :)
>
> "Cuthbert Gurdlestone" <chgurdlestone1154@earthlink.net> wrote in
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>> Bluegenie2 wrote:
>>> I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work.
>>
>> They let you have BREAKS at Walmart?!? I must complain. This is a
>> waste of shareholder capital!
>>
>> ;-)
>> --
>> --Cuth
Well, I'm seeing those yellow smileys in a whole new way here...

:)

:)

:)

I think they're stalking me...



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Bluegenie2 wrote:
> Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you prefer?
> :)

Seriously, I don't get breaks at my job. Ten hours straight, no lunch
even. Oh sure, it's in the contract, but if you stopped and took it
you'd be overwhelmed and things would collapse around you.

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Kelly Cobb wrote:
> "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
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>>Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you prefer?
>>:)
>>
>
> I work in retail, too...some days I'd rather kill the customers. Today
> wasn't one of them...they were pretty well-behaved.lol

I work with television reporters, sheriff's deupties, police officers,
meteorologists, various official spokespeople, and fire dispatchers.
Most of the time, I'd like to kill them all.


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Do you work out of an office or are you on the road a lot?

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> Kelly Cobb wrote:
> > "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
> > news:WdydnU3niZSQ7tbfRVn-ow@comcast.com...
> >
> >>Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you prefer?
> >>:)
> >>
> >
> > I work in retail, too...some days I'd rather kill the customers. Today
> > wasn't one of them...they were pretty well-behaved.lol
>
> I work with television reporters, sheriff's deupties, police officers,
> meteorologists, various official spokespeople, and fire dispatchers.
> Most of the time, I'd like to kill them all.
>
>
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"Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
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>I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work. These two other
> girls were discussing a video game that was kind of like Everquest.
> I popped in something about the sims.........something I had discussed
> last
> night with another creator......

> ........... She refused to listen to me tho
> and acted like I was the stupidest person ever. I let it drop because I
> knew I was not going to win that one until I actually showed her what I
> meant.
>
>
Don't you think this is symptomatic of web-users as a whole?
People can now become authorities overnight. Slightly different example, but
almost the same...

I have cuddled a grumbling gallbladder along for years and years and calm it
down by changing my diet.
One person had an acute attack. Day one she knew nothing about the subject.
Day two she was an authority. Day three she was telling me I was doing
everything wrong.

Or perhaps it is symptomatic of the know-it-all personality. I am not sure.
8(
Correct me if I am wrong, even though I know it already. 8)

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Granny Crabapple wrote:
> "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
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>> I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work. These two
>> other girls were discussing a video game that was kind of like
>> Everquest. I popped in something about the sims.........something I had
>> discussed last
>> night with another creator......
>
>> ........... She refused to listen to me tho
>> and acted like I was the stupidest person ever. I let it drop
>> because I knew I was not going to win that one until I actually
>> showed her what I meant.
>>
>>
> Don't you think this is symptomatic of web-users as a whole?
> People can now become authorities overnight. Slightly different
> example, but almost the same...
>
> I have cuddled a grumbling gallbladder along for years and years and
> calm it down by changing my diet.
> One person had an acute attack. Day one she knew nothing about the
> subject. Day two she was an authority. Day three she was telling me I
> was doing everything wrong.
>
> Or perhaps it is symptomatic of the know-it-all personality. I am not
> sure. 8(
> Correct me if I am wrong, even though I know it already. 8)
>
> Granny.

A book called "Stomping Grounds" addresses something related to this. As
families are more spread out, people congregate according to their interests
rather than their location. Written in 1992, the Internet as most know it
was a newborn, so the author was a forward thinker. Really interesting were
the groups he interviewed: Tupperware people, Airstream People, Rainbows,
Bohemian Clubbers, mushers, etc. Much like Usenet has organized folks with
like interests, and so they immerse themselves in the subject until they can
live in it as one who has always been there.
I have thought of Usenet as a collection of people who live and breathe an
idea, taking breaks only to post about it with the others.

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> Granny Crabapple wrote:
> > "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
> > news:-eOdnR9jT5KVwNffRVn-sw@comcast.com...
> >> I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work. These two
> >> other girls were discussing a video game that was kind of like
> >> Everquest. I popped in something about the sims.........something I had
> >> discussed last
> >> night with another creator......
> >
> >> ........... She refused to listen to me tho
> >> and acted like I was the stupidest person ever. I let it drop
> >> because I knew I was not going to win that one until I actually
> >> showed her what I meant.
> >>
> >>
> > Don't you think this is symptomatic of web-users as a whole?
> > People can now become authorities overnight. Slightly different
> > example, but almost the same...
> >
> > I have cuddled a grumbling gallbladder along for years and years and
> > calm it down by changing my diet.
> > One person had an acute attack. Day one she knew nothing about the
> > subject. Day two she was an authority. Day three she was telling me I
> > was doing everything wrong.
> >
> > Or perhaps it is symptomatic of the know-it-all personality. I am not
> > sure. 8(
> > Correct me if I am wrong, even though I know it already. 8)
> >
> > Granny.
>
> A book called "Stomping Grounds" addresses something related to this. As
> families are more spread out, people congregate according to their
interests
> rather than their location. Written in 1992, the Internet as most know it
> was a newborn, so the author was a forward thinker. Really interesting
were
> the groups he interviewed: Tupperware people, Airstream People, Rainbows,
> Bohemian Clubbers, mushers, etc. Much like Usenet has organized folks
with
> like interests, and so they immerse themselves in the subject until they
can
> live in it as one who has always been there.
> I have thought of Usenet as a collection of people who live and breathe an
> idea, taking breaks only to post about it with the others.
>
> ---
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> (SeaShel)
>
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I see your point here, but in a way the internet and a lot of the technology
around today has or is tearing us away from each other.
I guess my job has something to do with that statement :)
I have soooo many customers who come thru the line on their cell phone. I
think that is very rude. And there have been instances where the people
complain cause we were rude...........how did they know, they were on the
phone the whole time. Used to be, neighbors and friends and family would
shop together and actually talk face to face with those around them. I
actually saw a mom talking to her son, on the phone and her son was on the
other side of the store. Cell phones are great for emergencies
but................
And I think it is a little sad that we tend to get along with people we
really do not know in person, who are half-way around the world, rather than
those living near us. I know I am as guilty of that as anyone.
Although, I did meet my best friend online and we are still
friends...........been close to 5 yrs now, I think.

Gee, didn't mean for this to be a rant, lol.
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> And I think it is a little sad that we tend to get along with people we
> really do not know in person, who are half-way around the world, rather
> than
> those living near us. I know I am as guilty of that as anyone.

No real responsibility. No risk of a sudden knock on the door when you want
to do something else, or an emergency phone call yowling for help. The
net-friend is there when YOU want them to be there.

> Although, I did meet my best friend online and we are still
> friends...........been close to 5 yrs now, I think.
>
> Gee, didn't mean for this to be a rant, lol.
>>
Not a rant, from what I could see. Pertinent comments.
Post grads all over are beavering away at their PhDs about how the internet
has changed communications and social, whatchcall it.. interaction? Social
sociabiltywise. Like.

As for cell phones.... Remember the Heinlein book, and I have forgotten the
name. Where people just could not stand being close to other people but
would natter away on image links for hours?
I'll drink to that.

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Cuthbert Gurdlestone wrote:
> Bluegenie2 wrote:
>> Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you
>> prefer? :)
>
> Seriously, I don't get breaks at my job. Ten hours straight, no lunch
> even. Oh sure, it's in the contract, but if you stopped and took it
> you'd be overwhelmed and things would collapse around you.

And if you died tonight, your job would be done by someone else with barely
a ripple in the corporate pond. Do yourself a favor and take your breaks.
You don't get time back, you know. <g>

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I actually saw a mom talking to her
> son, on the phone and her son was on the other side of the store.
> Cell phones are great for emergencies but................

Well, I'm guilty of that. I have to call my husband on his cell phone every
time we go to Lowe's or Home Depot, just to find him! Otherwise, I might
never see him again! LOL

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Jeanie wrote:
> I actually saw a mom talking to her
>
>>son, on the phone and her son was on the other side of the store.
>>Cell phones are great for emergencies but................
>
>
> Well, I'm guilty of that. I have to call my husband on his cell phone every
> time we go to Lowe's or Home Depot, just to find him! Otherwise, I might
> never see him again! LOL
>
> Jeanie
>
>


I lose my hubby at Wally World(as bluegenie would call it). I always
know where to find him though-electronics dept. I don't have a cell
phone at the moment, and the only reason I would really want one is for
emergencies. Breaking down on the highway at 6am and waiting forever
for someone to stop and help is nervewracking. I have AAA roadservice
and it doesn't do any good without a phone to call them.

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Bluegenie , what dept. do you work in? I am in electronics and i love the
dept but like you said there are days when i could just go in the back and
scream.

piper

p.s. I have talked to my husband on the other side of the store with my
cellphone. We break up our shopping list, he does the food , I do the GM
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Bluegenie2 wrote:

> And I think it is a little sad that we tend to get along with people we
> really do not know in person, who are half-way around the world, rather than
> those living near us. I know I am as guilty of that as anyone.
> Although, I did meet my best friend online and we are still
> friends...........been close to 5 yrs now, I think.

My best friend is on the internet too- I see him once or twice a year.
I'd see him more often, but my sweetie would get jealous. We talk every
day on IM. We met on Evercrack. My other good friends are pretty much
kept in touch online- I don't get out much. If it weren't for the
internet, I'd have very little social life. It is good to get out there!!

Oh, and my sister-in-law works at WallyWorld too. I'm not sure if it's
the Rome or the New Hartford NY store, or the Utica one. 3 Supercenters
in an hour radius- it's a wonder there are any more stores in the area.

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Oh I am just a cashier ;)
Been there a little over a year now, but probably changing to a store closer
to me now that gas has gone skyhigh.

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> Bluegenie , what dept. do you work in? I am in electronics and i love the
> dept but like you said there are days when i could just go in the back and
> scream.
>
> piper
>
> p.s. I have talked to my husband on the other side of the store with my
> cellphone. We break up our shopping list, he does the food , I do the GM
> side.This way we can get home faster to spend time with our daughter
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> of wandering around the store.
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Jeanie wrote:
> Cuthbert Gurdlestone wrote:
>
>>Bluegenie2 wrote:
>>
>>>Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you
>>>prefer? :)
>>
>>Seriously, I don't get breaks at my job. Ten hours straight, no lunch
>>even. Oh sure, it's in the contract, but if you stopped and took it
>>you'd be overwhelmed and things would collapse around you.
>
>
> And if you died tonight, your job would be done by someone else with barely
> a ripple in the corporate pond. Do yourself a favor and take your breaks.
> You don't get time back, you know. <g>

I literally can't. I help put live TV on the air and if I took a break,
you'd be staring at color bars at home and I'd be instantly fired.

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"Cuthbert Gurdlestone" <chgurdlestone1154@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Jeanie wrote:
> > Cuthbert Gurdlestone wrote:
> >
> >>Bluegenie2 wrote:
> >>
> >>>Well it's either that or we kill the customers. Which would you
> >>>prefer? :)
> >>
> >>Seriously, I don't get breaks at my job. Ten hours straight, no lunch
> >>even. Oh sure, it's in the contract, but if you stopped and took it
> >>you'd be overwhelmed and things would collapse around you.
> >
> >
> > And if you died tonight, your job would be done by someone else with
barely
> > a ripple in the corporate pond. Do yourself a favor and take your
breaks.
> > You don't get time back, you know. <g>
>
> I literally can't. I help put live TV on the air and if I took a break,
> you'd be staring at color bars at home and I'd be instantly fired.
>
> --
> --Cuth
>
Depending on what I've had to eat (or drink) those colored bars can be
pretty entertaining!LOL

My brother works for a TV station in Portland, but as an ad executive.
Pretty nice job...last year he got a cruise to Tahiti for being top
salesman. Do you think he ever shares the tickets, etc. that he gets for
free? Heck no!

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> Granny Crabapple wrote:
>> "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
>> news:-eOdnR9jT5KVwNffRVn-sw@comcast.com...
>>> I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work. These two
>>> other girls were discussing a video game that was kind of like
>>> Everquest. I popped in something about the sims.........something I had
>>> discussed last
>>> night with another creator......
>>
>>> ........... She refused to listen to me tho
>>> and acted like I was the stupidest person ever. I let it drop
>>> because I knew I was not going to win that one until I actually
>>> showed her what I meant.
>>>
>>>
>> Don't you think this is symptomatic of web-users as a whole?
>> People can now become authorities overnight. Slightly different
>> example, but almost the same...
>>
>> I have cuddled a grumbling gallbladder along for years and years and
>> calm it down by changing my diet.
>> One person had an acute attack. Day one she knew nothing about the
>> subject. Day two she was an authority. Day three she was telling me I
>> was doing everything wrong.
>>
>> Or perhaps it is symptomatic of the know-it-all personality. I am not
>> sure. 8(
>> Correct me if I am wrong, even though I know it already. 8)
>>
>> Granny.
>
> A book called "Stomping Grounds" addresses something related to this. As
> families are more spread out, people congregate according to their
> interests rather than their location. Written in 1992, the Internet as
> most know it was a newborn, so the author was a forward thinker. Really
> interesting were the groups he interviewed: Tupperware people, Airstream
> People, Rainbows, Bohemian Clubbers, mushers, etc. Much like Usenet has
> organized folks with like interests, and so they immerse themselves in the
> subject until they can live in it as one who has always been there.
> I have thought of Usenet as a collection of people who live and breathe an
> idea, taking breaks only to post about it with the others.
>
> ---
> Michelle
> (SeaShel)
>

What, kinda like sims players? he he he

~ jo

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heh.. I also work for wally-world ... should we share horror stories?
been a cashier there for 4 years now... 'n yes.. breaks *are* mandatory...
trust me on this one <g>

feawen

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> :)
>
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> > Bluegenie2 wrote:
> > > I was in the break room tonight on my last break at work.
> >
> > They let you have BREAKS at Walmart?!? I must complain. This is a
> > waste of shareholder capital!
> >
> > ;-)
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> >
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aha! A fellow cashier <g> .. been thinking about creating a website ...
www.cashierhell.com ... betya there's lots of stories we could tell huh?

Have you had the "neckers" in your lines yet? you know.. the couple who
can't keep their hands off each other long enough to get through the
checkout? I always imagine them in the back seat among the groceries ...
hmmmm... Love among the Taters... LMAO

feawen

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> Oh I am just a cashier ;)
> Been there a little over a year now, but probably changing to a store
closer
> to me now that gas has gone skyhigh.
>
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> > Bluegenie , what dept. do you work in? I am in electronics and i love
the
> > dept but like you said there are days when i could just go in the back
and
> > scream.
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> > piper
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> > p.s. I have talked to my husband on the other side of the store with my
> > cellphone. We break up our shopping list, he does the food , I do the GM
> > side.This way we can get home faster to spend time with our daughter
> instead
> > of wandering around the store.
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