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What's a dairy shop? But that does suck. I'm surprised that malls are still a thing where you live. I mean, they are here, but we've successfully fucked our city planning and development into a bad enough state where malls flourish.
If I had to guess, a place that sells things like cheese, milk, yoghurt and butter. Dairy products.
 

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I mean, that's what I expected. But I was confused as to why a mall opening would affect it's existence.
Yeah, I didn't know how to say "fromagerie" in english. Cheesery ? You have those ?

Anyway, it's not exactly the mall opening. It's more like a large supermarket that had opened a cheese section. The infuriatingl tragic thing is that people who live in the very street of that original shop prefer to go far away to that supermarket, as a convenient one-place-to-buy-everything, rather than going to that specialist shop next door.

Anyway, I bought a selection of cheese for the lunch pause of a workplace workshop that we had today, and all participants were in awe of that cheese quality. So, a nice little swansong I guess.
 
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Need some outlets installed in my house, so I reached out to my regular electrician. He's usually booked up a few weeks in advance, but he does a good job and I'm not in a hurry so I didn't mind a bit of a wait.

He stopped emailing me back 2 weeks ago and just started ignoring any follow-ups I've tried to make to nail down a date. Unprofessional as fuck. Like if you don't want to do the work then just tell me you don't want to do the work. Don't waste my time.

I booked another guy today that will show up tomorrow.
 

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Need some outlets installed in my house, so I reached out to my regular electrician. He's usually booked up a few weeks in advance, but he does a good job and I'm not in a hurry so I didn't mind a bit of a wait.

He stopped emailing me back 2 weeks ago and just started ignoring any follow-ups I've tried to make to nail down a date. Unprofessional as fuck. Like if you don't want to do the work then just tell me you don't want to do the work. Don't waste my time.

I booked another guy today that will show up tomorrow.
We're friends with quite a few labor professionals. We know a master plumber, master electrician, several carpenters, and probably a half-dozen general handymen. You'd think it'd be easy to get shit done around here, but they are flaky as shit. They'll answer the first call, lets us know they're either too busy or they'll let us know "soon." We then end up hiring a service, and almost without fail, our friends will call the day after the job's been done to say "did you still need 'X' done?" My favorite is when they'll come over for a social visit, eat our food, drink our booze, then inspect the job they tacitly passed on only to say "oh, I could done that!" No shit, Sherlock; that's why we called you FIRST!

They're generally good people, and they have actually done quite a bit of work for us, but the bigger the job, the fuller their schedules. (Also, they're drunks, and if they're not on the job, they're at the bar.)
 

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People today can't make movies or TV with proper dialogue. Everyone is mumbling and refusing to speak clearly nowdays.

And it's not just me being and and grumpy (well, not totally), generally older stuff is much easier to understand. They had better sound and dialogue in the 30s on poverty row films. Grumble.
 
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People today can't make movies or TV with proper dialogue. Everyone is mumbling and refusing to speak clearly nowdays.

And it's not just me being and and grumpy (well, not totally), generally older stuff is much easier to understand. They had better sound and dialogue in the 30s on poverty row films. Grumble.
Been watching the Witcher have you?
 

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People today can't make movies or TV with proper dialogue. Everyone is mumbling and refusing to speak clearly nowdays.

And it's not just me being and and grumpy (well, not totally), generally older stuff is much easier to understand. They had better sound and dialogue in the 30s on poverty row films. Grumble.
It's a well known issue.

 

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People today can't make movies or TV with proper dialogue. Everyone is mumbling and refusing to speak clearly nowdays.

And it's not just me being and and grumpy (well, not totally), generally older stuff is much easier to understand. They had better sound and dialogue in the 30s on poverty row films. Grumble.
I blame Nolan.
 
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I apparently have covid. Boo!

I'm multiply vaxxed, live alone, am financially stable, am not immuno-compromised and live in a country with a decent healthcare system if necessary. So, I'm not in a bad way, just tired and annoyed.
 

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I apparently have covid. Boo!

I'm multiply vaxxed, live alone, am financially stable, am not immuno-compromised and live in a country with a decent healthcare system if necessary. So, I'm not in a bad way, just tired and annoyed.
COVID is still a thing? (/s) Get well soon, my friend.

Piggy-backing though, anyone else feel like we're in the End of Days? The planet is basically trying to kill us, meanwhile, we can't stop killing each other; I think we're done for. A pandemic, tornadoes, record heat, flooding, a literal plague of crickets, war and political tensions, etc.; I don't necessarily prescribe to the Bible, but I might skim through Revelations to see how many boxes we've checked so far just in case I need to get my immortal soul's affairs in order.
 
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Piggy-backing though, anyone else feel like we're in the End of Days? The planet is basically trying to kill us, meanwhile, we can't stop killing each other; I think we're done for. A pandemic, tornadoes, record heat, flooding, a literal plague of crickets, war and political tensions, etc.; I don't necessarily prescribe to the Bible, but I might skim through Revelations to see how many boxes we've checked so far just in case I need to get my immortal soul's affairs in order.
Yes and no. There was a period between the end of the Cold War and the GWOT where things looked ok, no massive threats apart from climate change and there was time to do something about that.

But just over a hundred years ago, we had the First World War, which was then the 2nd bloodiest war in human history (or the bloodiest for people not paying attention to China). Then the flu epidemic, and the Russian Civil War, the Great Depression. In the US, man made climate change caused the soil to dry up and blow enough, enormous storms repeatedly blotted out the sun and covered the land in choking dust, with nothing much surviving apart from plagues of rabbits.

Fascism got popular, the Spanish civil war happened, "submarine pirates" attacked shipping in the Mediterranean in case they were shipping weapons to fight the fascists (many of the sunken ships were, many were not), but nobody wanted to call the Italians out on it and start world war 2.

Then world war two happens, strategic bombing of cities is now a real thing. 6 million Jews die in the Holocaust, almost as many people from assorted other groups are exterminated as well. A million people starve to death in the city of Leningrad, the Soviets had to institute anti-cannibalism taskforces. Even before the official beginning of world war 2 the japanese are murdering civilians in China by the hundreds of thousands.

Then world war two finishes...with the deployment of atomic weaponry, beginning a new age of warfare. France looks like its going to fall into civil war, but doesn't, Greece looks like it's going to fall to civil war and does. West Germany is forever disarmed...for a few years before people notice that West Germany is between them and lots of Soviets, and lots of ex-Wehrmacht personnel get new jobs in the Bundeswehr. Belgium, which was invaded twice in the last 40 odd years by Germany is understandably not pleased, and refuses to give them the rights to make FN FALS, which is why they used G3s.

Bert the Turtle tells kids how to hide under their tables in the event of a nuclear attack, and any number of crises look close to starting The Big One.

Pick any of those times, and it looks like the world was about to end right then. World War 2 and the Cold War being the more obvious examples, but the US dustbowl did have a biblical thing going on as well.
 

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COVID is still a thing? (/s) Get well soon, my friend.

Piggy-backing though, anyone else feel like we're in the End of Days? The planet is basically trying to kill us, meanwhile, we can't stop killing each other; I think we're done for. A pandemic, tornadoes, record heat, flooding, a literal plague of crickets, war and political tensions, etc.; I don't necessarily prescribe to the Bible, but I might skim through Revelations to see how many boxes we've checked so far just in case I need to get my immortal soul's affairs in order.
Yes and no. There was a period between the end of the Cold War and the GWOT where things looked ok, no massive threats apart from climate change and there was time to do something about that.

But just over a hundred years ago, we had the First World War, which was then the 2nd bloodiest war in human history (or the bloodiest for people not paying attention to China). Then the flu epidemic, and the Russian Civil War, the Great Depression. In the US, man made climate change caused the soil to dry up and blow enough, enormous storms repeatedly blotted out the sun and covered the land in choking dust, with nothing much surviving apart from plagues of rabbits.

Fascism got popular, the Spanish civil war happened, "submarine pirates" attacked shipping in the Mediterranean in case they were shipping weapons to fight the fascists (many of the sunken ships were, many were not), but nobody wanted to call the Italians out on it and start world war 2.

Then world war two happens, strategic bombing of cities is now a real thing. 6 million Jews die in the Holocaust, almost as many people from assorted other groups are exterminated as well. A million people starve to death in the city of Leningrad, the Soviets had to institute anti-cannibalism taskforces. Even before the official beginning of world war 2 the japanese are murdering civilians in China by the hundreds of thousands.

Then world war two finishes...with the deployment of atomic weaponry, beginning a new age of warfare. France looks like its going to fall into civil war, but doesn't, Greece looks like it's going to fall to civil war and does. West Germany is forever disarmed...for a few years before people notice that West Germany is between them and lots of Soviets, and lots of ex-Wehrmacht personnel get new jobs in the Bundeswehr. Belgium, which was invaded twice in the last 40 odd years by Germany is understandably not pleased, and refuses to give them the rights to make FN FALS, which is why they used G3s.

Bert the Turtle tells kids how to hide under their tables in the event of a nuclear attack, and any number of crises look close to starting The Big One.

Pick any of those times, and it looks like the world was about to end right then. World War 2 and the Cold War being the more obvious examples, but the US dustbowl did have a biblical thing going on as well.
 

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Yes and no. There was a period between the end of the Cold War and the GWOT where things looked ok, no massive threats apart from climate change and there was time to do something about that.

But just over a hundred years ago, we had the First World War, which was then the 2nd bloodiest war in human history (or the bloodiest for people not paying attention to China). Then the flu epidemic, and the Russian Civil War, the Great Depression. In the US, man made climate change caused the soil to dry up and blow enough, enormous storms repeatedly blotted out the sun and covered the land in choking dust, with nothing much surviving apart from plagues of rabbits.

Fascism got popular, the Spanish civil war happened, "submarine pirates" attacked shipping in the Mediterranean in case they were shipping weapons to fight the fascists (many of the sunken ships were, many were not), but nobody wanted to call the Italians out on it and start world war 2.

Then world war two happens, strategic bombing of cities is now a real thing. 6 million Jews die in the Holocaust, almost as many people from assorted other groups are exterminated as well. A million people starve to death in the city of Leningrad, the Soviets had to institute anti-cannibalism taskforces. Even before the official beginning of world war 2 the japanese are murdering civilians in China by the hundreds of thousands.

Then world war two finishes...with the deployment of atomic weaponry, beginning a new age of warfare. France looks like its going to fall into civil war, but doesn't, Greece looks like it's going to fall to civil war and does. West Germany is forever disarmed...for a few years before people notice that West Germany is between them and lots of Soviets, and lots of ex-Wehrmacht personnel get new jobs in the Bundeswehr. Belgium, which was invaded twice in the last 40 odd years by Germany is understandably not pleased, and refuses to give them the rights to make FN FALS, which is why they used G3s.

Bert the Turtle tells kids how to hide under their tables in the event of a nuclear attack, and any number of crises look close to starting The Big One.

Pick any of those times, and it looks like the world was about to end right then. World War 2 and the Cold War being the more obvious examples, but the US dustbowl did have a biblical thing going on as well.
Yes, but all of those things happened BEFORE I existed. Since I'm alive now, and things can potentially affect ME, it's all more dire. Basically, I had to exist before the world could end.