1. When they tell you their problems, they don't want you to solve them. They just want you to listen and sympathize with their plight. Even if you have a quick and easy solution, keep it to yourself and pretend that they issue is just as bad as they think it is.

  2. This is infuriating. I worked in the corporate world for a while (although not for a railroad). I could explain until I was blue in the face how spending a dime now saved a dollar next week, but the bosses would never budge. They didn't have the cojones to explain to the shareholders where the dime went.

  3. I hope the rail workers strike. I hope they grind this country to a screeching halt. I hope it drives inflation through the goddamn roof and I hope that finding anything from a new car to a can of beans becomes nigh on impossible or outrageously expensive. The only way for these things to be fixed is for those who vote strictly by the letter next to a candidates name to be inconvenienced and/or some rich CEO's stock valuation to get a bloody nose.

  4. Probably clearing out the C.H.U.Ds. They typically do it once in early spring and once in the fall.

  5. "forgotten about God" = Leaving gay people alone and not having panic attacks about drag queens.

  6. Ben Franklin liked older women, saying they were "more experienced" in sex and such.

  7. "The Face first grows lank and Wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower parts continuing to the last as plump as ever; so that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old one from a young one. And as in the Dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of Corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal and frequently superior; every Knack being by Practice capable by improvement."

  8. They'll gladly help others as long as they're the right color. And their manners are impeccable unless you get their order wrong, then all bets are off.

  9. "His crimes had nothing to do with our child or even anyone within that age range."

  10. "If the bare minimum isn't good enough, then it shouldn't be called 'the bare minimum'", said the student who got a D-.

  11. I sketched out two right triangles, separating the two overlapping triangles in the diagram.

  12. Yep. You're right. I butchered those angles and in my last step, my subtraction sign became a dot, so I canceled those terms.

  13. It took her 40 minutes to drive 12.5 miles? That averages out to 18.75 mph.

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