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  1. #6181
    Rant Ahead:

    Encountered the full vitriol of the fruitcake cult today...The bookstore where I work requires masks (has since we reopened in June), but we do take individual circumstances into account, (e.g. medical and/or psychological issues). And by and large people have been very gracious about the issue.

    Anywho, we have extra masks available (at no cost) for those who don't have one and we make sure customers know they have this resource. I mentioned this to a customer who was not wearing a mask, and was told that if we were to address him, we would have to remove our masks. I cannot do this, for any reason due to cardiac issues including PPH, which puts me at increased risk when dealing with Covid-19. I mentioned the fact that for safety reasons I could not remove my mask, to which he replied if I had a preexisiting condition, I had no right to be working because I was inconveniencing him. He went on to say that people at risk deserve to become Covid statistics because they were weak and that by exisiting we were bring down the entire country. Basically, I was told I do not have the right to be alive because of a congenital gene mutation.

    I might be an inconvenience, but I am not out in the world wishing illness and death on innocent people...and if masks are an issue, simply avoid places that require them, do not attack those who are in compliance with preventative measures. I admit to being angry, angry for those who through no fault of their own are at a greater risk. We have the right to work, a right to keep others safe, and a right to read despite what the self entitled believe...

    Sorry about the rant, but this rankled.
    Last edited by Darkkin; October 24th, 2020 at 01:35 PM.


  2. #6182
    The fruitcake cult is a good name for the anti-mask brigade. I hope the selfish little toad was shown the door. What a hurtful thing to say to you.

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  3. #6183
    What a nasty piece of work, Darkin, let's hope he contracts some long term condition, realises he is a 'bringing down the country' and tops himself. Like PiP I hope you thoroughly inconvenienced him by ejecting him from the shop immediately, with the threat of calling the police to escort him from the premises if he didn't go. A***hole!
    "Give me time I will find out how to delete the duplicates, in the meantime avoid the ones with a date instead of a title."
    I found out how and was discussing it with my technical adviser (Younger daughter) and she said "Why bother? It's obvious anyway and not a problem, and you will lose a few views" . So I didn't.

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  4. #6184
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkkin View Post
    Rant Ahead:

    Encountered the full vitrol of the fruitcake cult today...
    What a scumbag. Words fail me - for a change.


  5. #6185
    When I think about the situation, it really makes me realise I am grateful I was born me. I could be the guy who does the spewing, who has no idea of what compassion or wonder are. And for that, those like of a similar ilk have my pity for they are trapped in mire of their own making with no way out.


  6. #6186
    It is truly amazing, the mental contortions that some people will go to in order to rationalize a completely self-destructive ideology.

  7. #6187
    that man is a pig who deserves to be slaughtered-- I have no patience for these self righteous idiots and it's because of these fools why covid 19 is out of control in this country.

    but some good came out of it you wrote one fantastic poem due to that morons behavior.
    Nature weeps, the devil sings
    at mans greed and pride
    and what it brings

    Just lots of useless
    little things

  8. #6188
    My mother has been working a long time on her project for her job. I haven't been able to write anything new. My older computer has a small keyboard. It makes me prone to writing typos. Going to subscribe to pro writing aid tomorrow. I will as well as get claroread which has a new version which I think is compatible with my word processor. I hope I get free time, and that my room I choose is silent. Because I can't concentrate otherwise. But there's no guarantee my mother and brother finish early tomorrow. I need them to finish early, so I can write a flash piece or something a bit longer. I am hoping this helps me make less mistakes when editing. Claroread I think is the only one that echoes when you dictate something (the text to speech engine reads what you dictate the sentence or words). My copy was stolen by some people that worked at home. But anyways that most expensive version will have to wait for winter. That works with dragon speaking software. But during this time I will get claroread se. Going to check its compatibility since it doesn't mention word 2019 which I own. I have an upbeat mood which is good for writing today but it is 10:45 at night. There is no time to write today. I need a good night's rest. 200 pounds seems like too much to invest to get the full features. So I will get the cheap version and then wait for Christmas to pick up the other which allows me to check if what I dictate is correct. But I assume claroread se will allow me to check better. I am also resolved. I will use a recorder I own when I read the final copy. For description been mind mapping the words by putting it in a circle and drawing lines.
    Last edited by Theglasshouse; October 25th, 2020 at 04:35 PM.
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  9. #6189
    The back brake started binding on my partners car and she can't get it fixed 'til next week so I have been chauffeur for a bit. She works a three quarters of an hour away, so there and back twice is a chunk out of the day. Today I hope to do some more recording out in my shed, though people tend to use pressure washers and mowers and stuff weekends. I want to do another traditional story that I have not told for a while, so looked it up in the book I first got it from. Reading it it all came back, but it really is truncated compared to the one I tell, over the years I have added all sorts of little bits of detail, like how to squeeze water from a stone.
    "Give me time I will find out how to delete the duplicates, in the meantime avoid the ones with a date instead of a title."
    I found out how and was discussing it with my technical adviser (Younger daughter) and she said "Why bother? It's obvious anyway and not a problem, and you will lose a few views" . So I didn't.

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  10. #6190
    medicine knocked me out for 13-ish hours so it's just begginning really.. lol..
    striding and swagering rootlessness with out end the precious flow of life.

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