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@bob, I've read enough of these kind of issues on forums to know you should document everything. Prepare a case, just in.. ehh case. 

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Just paid £38.02 for an Uber from Birmingham to my house because of the train delays and cancellations tonight. 

Going to put in a claim, but it's such a pain ::shrug: train originally delayed 20 minutes, turns up, let's everyone on and then wait 10 minutes before telling us it's going direct to Kidderminster. 

Continues my Uber spending from my late shifts thanks to the random change in bus timetable a few weeks ago. It's either pay £5/night to get home at 22:10 or get home nearly an hour later on the bus after waiting in the cold :nono: oh, and my bus was early this morning on the way to work too. 

The joys of public transport :cry:

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On 14/02/2020 at 8:00 PM, Julius said:

Just paid £38.02 for an Uber from Birmingham to my house because of the train delays and cancellations tonight. 

Going to put in a claim, but it's such a pain ::shrug: train originally delayed 20 minutes, turns up, let's everyone on and then wait 10 minutes before telling us it's going direct to Kidderminster

Continues my Uber spending from my late shifts thanks to the random change in bus timetable a few weeks ago. It's either pay £5/night to get home at 22:10 or get home nearly an hour later on the bus after waiting in the cold :nono: oh, and my bus was early this morning on the way to work too. 

The joys of public transport :cry:

Best avoid that place, it's a hell hole. 

Unrelated but I'm going home on Thursday. Won't say where...

Although speaking of travel issues my flight from Barcelona on Saturday evening tried to land in London three times before giving up and going back to Barcelona. That in itself was fine, but once we landed everything turned to chaos. Was 1:20 before we checked into the hotel there put us up in and had to get the coach at 5:30. Flight the next day landed on the second attempt. 

Fun times!

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Ill for the third time this year already, and the second time I've been too exhausted to go into work, so I'm not having a great time in 2020 so far :cry: had a lot of illnesses to deal with in the last three or four years or so, and I'm sick and tired of always being sick and tired.

A lot of it seems connected, but I've only had blood work done once in those years (mainly for the purpose of seeing if I was diabetic) and had a horrible time at the ENT I was referred to a couple of years ago, so it doesn't feel like as much investigating has been done as perhaps could have been to figure out what's going on; to give you a quick idea of my ENT treatment: I was advised that(/threatened with) I needed surgery on the walls of my nose or take some nasal spray which historically hasn't worked at all for me, and the only testing done that day was a hearing test before being told I had a chronic condition which nothing can be done about. Not a sleight at my doctors, though I'm not too happy with that ENT, but I really just want to get to the bottom of this. 

Have an urgent appointment with my GP for later today, and I've got Bupa cover through work now, so to speed things up I might need to try to see a specialist through them, but yeah. I eat healthy, drink plenty of water everyday, and the only reason I don't exercise more than I do now is because constantly getting ill keeps getting in the way of making it a habit. When I've exercised lately it's been a case of not feeling tired but rejuvenated like I used to, but just completely exhausted. 

I love exercise. I hate whatever this is. 

Really just want this sorted. It's getting in the way of me trying to do much of anything with my life, which is even more annoying now that I think I know what I want to do with it.

I'm only a couple of months into being 21 years old, for goodness sake! I don't drink, I don't smoke, I eat well, etc. I should otherwise be pretty healthy. The whole thing kind of sucks. 

So, I'm going to take a short break from this place while this is going on, and hopefully I can come back with some good news. Because I can barely focus enough to write at the moment, my Gaming Diary entry for February will be on hold for the time being, but it will definitely be going up when I return, because I played some great games this month for which I have plenty to talk about! 

I'll hopefully be back sooner rather than later, but until then, hope everyone here stays happy and healthy :)

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Basically, I think one of my mates is avoiding me but I have no idea why. Been friends for years and he used to live not far from me but now he's on the other side of town or something. The last time I spoke to him face-to-face was at the start of December last year and we got on well. Played a few games, had a laugh and said we will speak again soon. We normally text over WhatsApp anyway.  I wished him a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and messaged him a couple of times here and there but hasn't replied. I had just taken it as him being busy to reply, which I was okay with because he has a family and a job but I did notice whenever I messaged, he would be online and then go off.

However, last night, I have no idea why but I decided to try and message him on Instagram and he's unfollowed me and set his profile on Private. Thought it was weird so I requested a follow last night and woke up this morning to find my request has gone (normally meaning he declined it). He hasn't blocked me on WhatsApp though because his account shows his online activity. It said he was online so I just basically asked if he was okay and if I did something to offend him to let me know and I had hoped he was okay.

Honestly hate not having closure or a reason on anything. I'd rather someone just say "I don't want to know anymore" or something because then I'd just be like "Okay, dick move but whatever" and it's done but this plays with my OCD a little and it just annoys me because I want to be the kind of person who wouldn't care but I do. If we even had words or an argument or something and this happened, I'd be okay with it because I'd know why. But to go from having a laugh to blanking someone is extreme to me and I'm trying to not let myself jump to the conclusion that it's actually me and just get on with it and tell myself I can't control some things and I have no choice but to be fine with that. I know, I sound really weird but it's one of them, I guess. It's also partially why I've started not liking being close to people and why I keep my circle very small.

It just feels like shit but then I have to try and focus on myself and the good things as much as I can.

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@Julius - That really sucks. My sister had a similar thing a few years back of not being able to get some condition properly diagnosed. The main thing is to keep pushing and don't let them fob you off with being unable to sort things out. You know something is wrong so keep pushing them to figure out what it is so you can work towards getting it under control.

@Animal - That also sucks. Why not just sent them a whatsapp message and find out what's up with them? Maybe you did something by accident that offended them and just need to get it sorted out, or maybe they're just crazy? Either way you may as well just have it out with them so you can move on from it.

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3 hours ago, will' said:

@Julius - That really sucks. My sister had a similar thing a few years back of not being able to get some condition properly diagnosed. The main thing is to keep pushing and don't let them fob you off with being unable to sort things out. You know something is wrong so keep pushing them to figure out what it is so you can work towards getting it under control.

@Animal - That also sucks. Why not just sent them a whatsapp message and find out what's up with them? Maybe you did something by accident that offended them and just need to get it sorted out, or maybe they're just crazy? Either way you may as well just have it out with them so you can move on from it.

I've sent him a message asking if he's okay and I was here to talk. I also asked if I've maybe said something to offend him and to tell me if I have so I can fix it. Both messages I sent, he was online and then went offline.

Even tried phoning him when it said he was online and it disconnected after a few rings. It wasn't until the other day that I noticed he hasn't responded to any messages since December. I usually just send a message and not dwell on if they reply because I know everyone has lives and what have you. But this has stumped me.

My other friend thought it may have been an error and told me to request a follow on Instagram again and yet again, got declined. So I just sent a message basically saying I won't hassle him but I'm here when he wants to talk things through. I haven't blocked him but I deleted his number and WhatsApp for my own peace of mind. Sounds immature, I know, but like I've said, it's triggered my OCD a little because I started to think a lot of things but I'm quite convinced it's nothing to do with what I've said or done because we last spoke on a positive note. The only thing I can think of is if someone made something up about me to him but then I don't know who and even if they have, he's normally the type to confront anyway, which makes the ignoring thing even more odd and out-of-character for him. I just think he doesn't want to know anymore. Either way, as selfish as this sounds, I need to put myself first and I just have to accept it, I guess. Do I sound weird? I don't know anymore, lmao. I just hate feeling like someone is holding a grudge and I don't get a chance to fix it. I'm just going to have to leave it, I think. It's a shame, really, but then I've done all I can.

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5 minutes ago, Animal said:

I need to put myself first and I just have to accept it, I guess. Do I sound weird?

You definitely do not sound weird.

Eventually it's always the best thing to put yourself first. Do whatever you can to try and fix issues but it's never worth it being the only one who puts in the effort for a long period of time.
It sucks, but in the long run it's always better, in my opinion.

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Yeah, I totally agree on that. It's weirder that they're not talking to you like this, so it's understandable for you to take steps to protect yourself from it. Just move on from it and be there if they ever want to reconnect.

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On 2/26/2020 at 9:11 AM, drahkon said:

You definitely do not sound weird.

Eventually it's always the best thing to put yourself first. Do whatever you can to try and fix issues but it's never worth it being the only one who puts in the effort for a long period of time.
It sucks, but in the long run it's always better, in my opinion.

On 2/26/2020 at 9:55 AM, will' said:

Yeah, I totally agree on that. It's weirder that they're not talking to you like this, so it's understandable for you to take steps to protect yourself from it. Just move on from it and be there if they ever want to reconnect.

I think you're both right and it is what I've done. I've spoken to a couple of people and they don't have a clue either. They seem to think it's a possibility that either I've accidentally said something to offend him and he isn't brave enough to tell me, someone has spoken out of turn about me and he's believed it or he's talking to someone I dislike and he doesn't want me to know. Being honest, all three of them are a possibility but it wouldn't bother me if he just spoke to me. Instead, I get ignored and more or less blocked out and it's annoying more than anything. We both had a mutual friend who stirred the pot a little between us and I haven't had a great experience with mutual's girlfriend (she wasn't nice to either of us) and I think there's a chance they're speaking again but like I've said, I wouldn't care. As long as they keep me out of it, it wouldn't bother me. But benefit of the doubt, in case it's something deeper, I haven't blocked him from anything.

Honestly, I doubt I'll speak to him again. Partially because I genuinely think he doesn't want to know anymore and because I don't think I want to know someone who would do that to a friend. I mean, I'm not perfect but I like to think I (and anybody else for that matter) deserve a bit of respect to know why he's done what he has. I think I would make myself worse if he was my friend because I'd know he could do it again and life is too short for that shit. I'll just have to put it down to a mystery never being solved- which plays on my mind.

I feel a little better now though thanks to you two. I was thinking I was weird and strange or something but I'm happy that you guys see it too.

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Two things:

  • my keyboard is broken; don't ask me how I managed to do it :p 
  • why oh why are people buying ALL THE THINGS in ALL THE GROCERY STORES around town? Are they really that afraid of the freaking Corona virus shutting down everything? I JUST WANT SOME PASTA YOU FREAKING HOARDERS 

 

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1 hour ago, drahkon said:

why oh why are people buying ALL THE THINGS in ALL THE GROCERY STORES around town? Are they really that afraid of the freaking Corona virus shutting down everything? I JUST WANT SOME PASTA YOU FREAKING HOARDERS 

 

It's totally crazy. The same thing happened here a few weeks ago and now people are trying to get refunds on all the stuff they hoarded. It's quite nice seeing all of the stores and government coming out saying that these idiots caused this problem and they can deal with all the stuff they've hoarded themselves.

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haha, that must be it! I hadn't made the link but I went into a shop a few days ago and all the food had pretty much gone!

On your problem... I always aim to have a bunch of spare pasta packs in my store cupboard, it doesn't take too much space and I use so much of it I prefer to keep a couple of packs just as a reserve. generally it keeps a good few months.if you don't have space for storing lots of pasta types, I find spaghetti is a nice and compact form of pasta, I don't think there are any that are much more compact? maybe lasagne sheets?

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34 minutes ago, Pestneb said:

On your problem... I always aim to have a bunch of spare pasta packs in my store cupboard

I'm usually the same, but for the past few days I haven't been able to do grocery shopping due to back pain so I used up all the reserves :D

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Can't think of many things worse than the hour I just spent reading my own comments on this forum from 10+ years ago :woops:

Bad stuff indeed...

The Internet truly never forgets.

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On 29-2-2020 at 11:21 AM, drahkon said:

Two things:

  • my keyboard is broken; don't ask me how I managed to do it :p 
  • why oh why are people buying ALL THE THINGS in ALL THE GROCERY STORES around town? Are they really that afraid of the freaking Corona virus shutting down everything? I JUST WANT SOME PASTA YOU FREAKING HOARDERS 

 

To be honest I was stocking up on pasta today as well. Only not for Corona panic issues but because there was a buy 2 get 1 free deal...

15 hours ago, Nicktendo said:

Can't think of many things worse than the hour I just spent reading my own comments on this forum from 10+ years ago :woops:

Bad stuff indeed...

The Internet truly never forgets.

I think we need some fit examples to be able to judge this as well.

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29 minutes ago, Vileplume2000 said:

I think we need some fit examples to be able to judge this as well.

I'd really rather not do that :laughing:

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Came on some of these via a more clickbaity site - good chuckle especially for any armchair legalists like me(or if Better Call Saul got your kink up ;) )

 

 

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Shit. I well thought I was in the funny thread after the unseenable toad image -.-

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This is the most positive I've ever seen this thread. Is this, ironically, a bad thing?

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7 hours ago, Jonnas said:

This is the most positive I've ever seen this thread. Is this, ironically, a bad thing?

It is.

More bad stuff: I've spent all afternoon and evening reading that Reddit thread.

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Definitely noticing a lot more scam emails and account access attempts since this pandemic started (someone managed to change my Netflix email earlier this week). Finally got me to add 2 factor authentication to more accounts. Might be worthwhile for anyone else who was a bit more lax on that stuff.

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Been on the line to universal credit for 40 minutes now. hoping they'll be at least half useful when (if)I get through to them

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