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American retail culture is very different from ours, but man, I still can't imagine someone doing that.
Even by American retail culture standards, it's called being rude and budding in when no one asked. You don't get that shit at most non-gaming retails. You buy for the thing, and most stores are more than happy to accept your purchase, unless there is something wrong with the product.
 
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OT: I just started a job in the tech industry, and these motherfuckers loveeeee their acronyms. I'll get used to it eventually but man is it annoying.
It's not just the tech industry, it's rampant everywhere. My company (retail) has running jokes about some of our acronyms; they're so old, few people who work here today actually know what they stand for anymore. We have to go to the 30-40-year vets and ask what they mean.
 
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Went to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on Friday. Had my wine and popcorn in hand, and was really enjoying it until the fire alarm went off right before the ostensible final battle and we had to leave. Hundreds of us stood out in front of the theater basking in the glow of fire trucks' emergency lights and very cold weather before being dismissed as the cause of the alarm was undeterminable. I was issued a full refund (in 5 to 7 business days,) but I'm giving them the money right back to see it again. On the upside, given I've seen most of the movie, I can take bathroom breaks the next time.
 

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Fucking websites that feel the need to tell me how many people have bought the thing I'm looking at in the last 24 hours. (a) I don't even slightly care about this; (b) stop fucking popping up! I'm not more likely to buy something because there's a fucking pop-up on top of the picture of the thing! And the same for websites that tell me John in Denver just bought a fucking hat! Yeah, good for John but why are you telling me?!
 

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Fucking websites that feel the need to tell me how many people have bought the thing I'm looking at in the last 24 hours. (a) I don't even slightly care about this; (b) stop fucking popping up! I'm not more likely to buy something because there's a fucking pop-up on top of the picture of the thing! And the same for websites that tell me John in Denver just bought a fucking hat! Yeah, good for John but why are you telling me?!
Would you say that you find the need for them to tell you that... baffling?
 

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Fucking websites that feel the need to tell me how many people have bought the thing I'm looking at in the last 24 hours. (a) I don't even slightly care about this; (b) stop fucking popping up! I'm not more likely to buy something because there's a fucking pop-up on top of the picture of the thing! And the same for websites that tell me John in Denver just bought a fucking hat! Yeah, good for John but why are you telling me?!
I've seen joke reviews on websites before mocking that stuff by complaining that "John from Denver" is an asshole so you shouldn't buy the product because clearly only assholes like it.
 

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It's not just the tech industry, it's rampant everywhere. My company (retail) has running jokes about some of our acronyms; they're so old, few people who work here today actually know what they stand for anymore. We have to go to the 30-40-year vets and ask what they mean.
Also the military as well(at least the US one). We'd have Acronyms that would be the same but have different meanings in different departments. A brief but accurate list for anyone interested. A much longer and more annoying(yet still accurate) would look like this.

I don't think anyone can escape from it.
 
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I finally deleted Twitter yesterday (and also Instagram).

I just didn't like the direction that the platform was going, and Elon Musk is just insufferable.

Its weird, because I used to get a lot of my news from Twitter, and now that it is gone, I guess I just feel... blind? There are already major events that I have missed because I am no longer checking Twitter every couple of hours.

But hopefully this digital detox will be good for me, and I am sure not having every TV show or movie spoiled for me will be nice, too.
 

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I finally deleted Twitter yesterday (and also Instagram).

I just didn't like the direction that the platform was going, and Elon Musk is just insufferable.

Its weird, because I used to get a lot of my news from Twitter, and now that it is gone, I guess I just feel... blind? There are already major events that I have missed because I am no longer checking Twitter every couple of hours.

But hopefully this digital detox will be good for me, and I am sure not having every TV show or movie spoiled for me will be nice, too.
Basically what I had to do with Reddit and Facebook when the elections over here concluded. Would have done the same for twitter if they hadn't already banned me (so thanks in retrospect I guess?). In a way I do feel a little guilty, like I am turning a blind eye to societal problems, but I do know it was the right choice for my overall mental health.

One good way to limit the tendrils of social media pulling you down is to use them on your phone's browser. They still have base functionality but often are a much scaled down version of the app. Which means all the "features" designed to keep you glued to your screen aren't always carried over.
 
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Its weird, because I used to get a lot of my news from Twitter, and now that it is gone, I guess I just feel... blind? There are already major events that I have missed because I am no longer checking Twitter every couple of hours.
Yeah, I got that when I deleted mine. It made me aware of how isolated from popular culture I've become (I don't have a TV licence so I can only use streaming channels), but it also made me generally happier to be less hyperaware of how awful everything is.
 
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Quit/deleted all social media a little over a year ago. Good decision for my peace of mind.

Tho I technically still have my second Twitter account, but that just a burner I use for entering contests and stuff.
 

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Quit/deleted all social media a little over a year ago. Good decision for my peace of mind.

Tho I technically still have my second Twitter account, but that just a burner I use for entering contests and stuff.
Have you ever won? That's essentially what I made my twitter account for in the first place lol.

OT: I've been trying for a month now to wake up early and get my exercise in, but my ass or bladder always have different ideas. End up sitting around an hour or two after I wake up, making my early mornings basically pointless.