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    So at Lifetime Fitness they have a technogym Abdominal Crunch machine & while there are other ab machines, this particular machine is typically the one used most often. What sticks in my craw…are users who remain sitting in the machine chair (for several minutes) between sets. And what ESPECIALLY drives me bonkers is users talking on their cell phones while sitting on the machine chair for more than several minutes…between sets. ☝️A typical set is 50-100 crunches at a time taking 2 or 3 minutes max. How difficult is it to get out of the machine chair between sets so others can get a quick set in? (between yours) It’s just basic common courtesy!

    I’m surprised they allow cellphones?  My gym makes you lock them up to protect other peoples privacy.  No sneaky photos.  Do other gyms let people have cell phones?

    Planet Fitness does. I’d be a little POed if they didn’t as I use Pandora/Samsung Music through bluetooth to listen to music while I’m working out.

    Obviously same with Lifetime, where I listen to Apple Music with my iphone & AirPods.

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    The Y here in Mankato lets phones all over.  The only signage is in the locker rooms about cell phone use.  I wouldn’t be able to workout out without my earbuds, I need my music…not one of Mankato’s crappiest radio stations as my workout playlist.

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    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

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    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

    I wish some guys would have phones or at least something on them when they come in the sauna…

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    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

    I wish some guys would have phones or at least something on them when they come in the sauna…

    I meant to say there are no rules about cell phones.

    Though the LA Fitness in Apple Valley had a sign in the sauna that read “No Nudity in the Sauna”. I understand it’s ok in Europe, but Europe is Europe. Over the years I’ve seen some strange characters in the sauna and some acts. I just keep my head phones on and my eyes resting or straight forward.

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    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

    I wish some guys would have phones or at least something on them when they come in the sauna…

    I meant to say there are no rules about cell phones.

    Though the LA Fitness in Apple Valley had a sign in the sauna that read “No Nudity in the Sauna”. I understand it’s ok in Europe, but Europe is Europe. Over the years I’ve seen some strange characters in the sauna and some acts. I just keep my head phones on and my eyes resting or straight forward.

    Really, really glad that I chose to set myself up to work out at home.

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    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

    I wish some guys would have phones or at least something on them when they come in the sauna…

    I meant to say there are no rules about cell phones.

    Though the LA Fitness in Apple Valley had a sign in the sauna that read “No Nudity in the Sauna”. I understand it’s ok in Europe, but Europe is Europe. Over the years I’ve seen some strange characters in the sauna and some acts. I just keep my head phones on and my eyes resting or straight forward.

    “I understand it’s ok in Europe…” 😂

    When we went to Budapest I wanted to go one of the huge outdoor open bathing spas.  Multiple pools, different temps, some could hold hundreds of people, all buck ass naked.  Swimming, hanging out with friends, having a drink as you soak, all ages from about 4-5 to 80.
    I had a blast, my poor Episcopalian husband not so much.  I didn’t give a crap because no one else did.  He couldn’t loosen up.

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    Kelly Red wrote…
    gator wrote…
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    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

    I wish some guys would have phones or at least something on them when they come in the sauna…

    I meant to say there are no rules about cell phones.

    Though the LA Fitness in Apple Valley had a sign in the sauna that read “No Nudity in the Sauna”. I understand it’s ok in Europe, but Europe is Europe. Over the years I’ve seen some strange characters in the sauna and some acts. I just keep my head phones on and my eyes resting or straight forward.

    “I understand it’s ok in Europe…” 😂

    When we went to Budapest I wanted to go one of the huge outdoor open bathing spas.  Multiple pools, different temps, some could hold hundreds of people, all buck ass naked.  Swimming, hanging out with friends, having a drink as you soak, all ages from about 4-5 to 80.
    I had a blast, my poor Episcopalian husband not so much.  I didn’t give a crap because no one else did.  He couldn’t loosen up.

    Well that just might give new meaning to “cesspool of the east”!   ;)

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    Got in my car yesterday to see one of my tires had low pressure.  I found a nail.  Of course the tire shops are all closed Sunday  so we dropped it off at Discount Tire so it was at the right place if the tire lost all pressure.  I hop in my wife’s car and not two miles down the road HER tire pressure sensor illuminated.  She also had a nail.

    I took a half day vacation today to deal with this.  Turns out my car had 2 screws in it.  I then took my car in for an oil change only to find out the battery failed  it’s test.  Had to pay for a new battery too.

    After a lady dented my door a couple weeks ago I am hoping this is it for bad luck for my cars for a while.

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    Back in the fall of 2019 one of my tenants put 2 screws, one each in my passenger tires. Made it a fun morning. I had enough pressure in each tire to get to a tire shop. One tire was fixable and other had to be replaced.
    I couldn’t prove it was a certain tenant. Though several things happened with that tenant that night and they got an eviction warning. So it just “happened” I got my tires vandalized that night?!?!?! Another reason after over 20 years of apt. management, I glad not to have to deal with that bs anymore.

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    Cowgirl wrote…
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    gator wrote…
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    gator wrote…

    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

    I wish some guys would have phones or at least something on them when they come in the sauna…

    I meant to say there are no rules about cell phones.

    Though the LA Fitness in Apple Valley had a sign in the sauna that read “No Nudity in the Sauna”. I understand it’s ok in Europe, but Europe is Europe. Over the years I’ve seen some strange characters in the sauna and some acts. I just keep my head phones on and my eyes resting or straight forward.

    “I understand it’s ok in Europe…” 😂

    When we went to Budapest I wanted to go one of the huge outdoor open bathing spas.  Multiple pools, different temps, some could hold hundreds of people, all buck ass naked.  Swimming, hanging out with friends, having a drink as you soak, all ages from about 4-5 to 80.
    I had a blast, my poor Episcopalian husband not so much.  I didn’t give a crap because no one else did.  He couldn’t loosen up.

    Well that just might give new meaning to “cesspool of the east”!   ;)

    Lol, if you think wearing a bathing suit in a pool makes it cleaner you are delusional.  I’d take Budapest or Japanese nude spa bathing any day, they all scrupulously clean before entering a pool.  And no toddlers in swim diapers!  A “ cesspool” is the local public pool or water park.  Or god forbid, the pool at a hotel.🤢

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    Kelly Red wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…
    Kelly Red wrote…
    gator wrote…
    g-manpuck wrote…
    gator wrote…

    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

    I wish some guys would have phones or at least something on them when they come in the sauna…

    I meant to say there are no rules about cell phones.

    Though the LA Fitness in Apple Valley had a sign in the sauna that read “No Nudity in the Sauna”. I understand it’s ok in Europe, but Europe is Europe. Over the years I’ve seen some strange characters in the sauna and some acts. I just keep my head phones on and my eyes resting or straight forward.

    “I understand it’s ok in Europe…” 😂

    When we went to Budapest I wanted to go one of the huge outdoor open bathing spas.  Multiple pools, different temps, some could hold hundreds of people, all buck ass naked.  Swimming, hanging out with friends, having a drink as you soak, all ages from about 4-5 to 80.
    I had a blast, my poor Episcopalian husband not so much.  I didn’t give a crap because no one else did.  He couldn’t loosen up.

    Well that just might give new meaning to “cesspool of the east”!   ;)

    Lol, if you think wearing a bathing suit in a pool makes it cleaner you are delusional.  I’d take Budapest or Japanese nude spa bathing any day, they all scrupulously clean before entering a pool.  And no toddlers in swim diapers!  A “ cesspool” is the local public pool or water park.  Or god forbid, the pool at a hotel.🤢

    Haha no, I’m not a huge fan of public pools and spas that much anymore for those very reasons. I wouldn’t touch a local lake.  At least the chlorine sorta helps….sorta.
    Remember when all the kids got some Gi bug from swimming in lake Minnetonka on their floatillas!  💩

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    Haha I’m one of the first to jump into any of these. Hanging out in Shamineau next week!

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    Cowgirl wrote…
    Kelly Red wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…
    Kelly Red wrote…
    gator wrote…
    g-manpuck wrote…
    gator wrote…

    LA Fitness has no cell phone rules.  Even in the sauna guys have there cell phones listening to music or whatever.  Though the phones can over heat quickly if you’re in for to long.

    I wish some guys would have phones or at least something on them when they come in the sauna…

    I meant to say there are no rules about cell phones.

    Though the LA Fitness in Apple Valley had a sign in the sauna that read “No Nudity in the Sauna”. I understand it’s ok in Europe, but Europe is Europe. Over the years I’ve seen some strange characters in the sauna and some acts. I just keep my head phones on and my eyes resting or straight forward.

    “I understand it’s ok in Europe…” 😂

    When we went to Budapest I wanted to go one of the huge outdoor open bathing spas.  Multiple pools, different temps, some could hold hundreds of people, all buck ass naked.  Swimming, hanging out with friends, having a drink as you soak, all ages from about 4-5 to 80.
    I had a blast, my poor Episcopalian husband not so much.  I didn’t give a crap because no one else did.  He couldn’t loosen up.

    Well that just might give new meaning to “cesspool of the east”!   ;)

    Lol, if you think wearing a bathing suit in a pool makes it cleaner you are delusional.  I’d take Budapest or Japanese nude spa bathing any day, they all scrupulously clean before entering a pool.  And no toddlers in swim diapers!  A “ cesspool” is the local public pool or water park.  Or god forbid, the pool at a hotel.🤢

    Haha no, I’m not a huge fan of public pools and spas that much anymore for those very reasons. I wouldn’t touch a local lake.  At least the chlorine sorta helps….sorta.
    Remember when all the kids got some Gi bug from swimming in lake Minnetonka on their floatillas!  💩

    That was a one-off from people acting like idiots at Big Island.  I swam in the lake for decades and never heard of another case of it happening.

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    Haha I’m one of the first to jump into any of these. Hanging out in Shamineau next week!

    Jesus will protect you 😜.

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    What is it with people speeding everywhere?  Doesn’t matter if it’s in town or out on the highway I’m getting passed like I’m sitting still.  I usually drive four over on the highway but I stick pretty much to the speed limit in town but on both roads people zip right by me or drive right up my ass!  On 169/60 that goes through Mankato I usually drive right around 53 or so but most people are driving 65.  Cops rarely patrol this which I think has led to that problem.  I know I could merge with traffic but I would probably be the one ending up with the ticket for speeding.

    I’m only 48 and I am a little embarrassed to be bitching about this but good lord.

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    What is it with people speeding everywhere?  Doesn’t matter if it’s in town or out on the highway I’m getting passed like I’m sitting still.  I usually drive four over on the highway but I stick pretty much to the speed limit in town but on both roads people zip right by me or drive right up my ass!  On 169/60 that goes through Mankato I usually drive right around 53 or so but most people are driving 65.  Cops rarely patrol this which I think has led to that problem.  I know I could merge with traffic but I would probably be the one ending up with the ticket for speeding.

    I’m only 48 and I am a little embarrassed to be bitching about this but good lord.

    On 2 lane roads, sticking to the speed limit or 5 over makes sense to me, especially in the metro. But heading up 35 to Duluth, where speed limit is 70, I’ve found over the past 40 or so years that if you stay less than 10 over (less than 80) chances are 99% you won’t get a ticket) & alternatively..if you go over 80, eventually you will be ticketed by a state trooper. But yeah, many people drive like idiots & it’s actually (a sort of simple pleasures) to see an idiot speeder who passed you…pulled over on the side of the freeway 13-14 minutes later by a state trooper, county or city squad car!

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    What is it with people speeding everywhere?  Doesn’t matter if it’s in town or out on the highway I’m getting passed like I’m sitting still.  I usually drive four over on the highway but I stick pretty much to the speed limit in town but on both roads people zip right by me or drive right up my ass!  On 169/60 that goes through Mankato I usually drive right around 53 or so but most people are driving 65.  Cops rarely patrol this which I think has led to that problem.  I know I could merge with traffic but I would probably be the one ending up with the ticket for speeding.

    I’m only 48 and I am a little embarrassed to be bitching about this but good lord.

    If the speed limit is 60 I’m gonna drive 70 or more if the conditions permit without question.

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    On 2 lane roads, sticking to the speed limit or 5 over makes sense to me, especially in the metro. But heading up 35 to Duluth, where speed limit is 70, I’ve found over the past 40 or so years that if you stay less than 10 over (less than 80) chances are 99% you won’t get a ticket) & alternatively..if you go over 80, eventually you will be ticketed by a state trooper. But yeah, many people drive like idiots & it’s actually (a sort of simple pleasures) to see an idiot speeder who passed you…pulled over on the side of the freeway 13-14 minutes later by a state trooper, county or city squad car!

    Last year my wife and I were north on Duluth on 61 around Castle Danger.  I was doing 7 over the posted limit and Trooper pulled me over.  He gave me a warning and told us that northern Minnesota State Troopers are less lenient than Troopers in the Cities cause they see more accidents from speeding.  The funny part of it all was. When he pulled us over he asked if he pulled us over the day prior.  We told him no, though we did pull while he was parked and offered him to join us for lunch at the Rustic Inn there in Castle Danger… lol!!!

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    On 61 north of Two Harbors, I basically never go more than about 5 over, and not even always that.  With as limited as the lines of sight frequently are, anything much more than that actually feels dangerous.

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    On 61 north of Two Harbors, I basically never go more than about 5 over, and not even always that.  With as limited as the lines of sight frequently are, anything much more than that actually feels dangerous.

    Than you probably wouldn’t like riding with me or following me on the mountain roads of northwest Montana…

     

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    I think I’m almost literally never in a hurry. Unless I’m driving for vacation, I probably get on a freeway less than once per month on average. Of course, I don’t enjoy driving and have said before that I believe all people who have ever driven a car, been in a car, or even seen a car, including myself, should vanish from the face of the earth, so I might not be the norm…

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    What is it with people speeding everywhere?  Doesn’t matter if it’s in town or out on the highway I’m getting passed like I’m sitting still.  I usually drive four over on the highway but I stick pretty much to the speed limit in town but on both roads people zip right by me or drive right up my ass!  On 169/60 that goes through Mankato I usually drive right around 53 or so but most people are driving 65.  Cops rarely patrol this which I think has led to that problem.  I know I could merge with traffic but I would probably be the one ending up with the ticket for speeding.

    I’m only 48 and I am a little embarrassed to be bitching about this but good lord.

    During the pandemic, when everyone was staying home, ZERO traffic, so people just started going faster and faster. Now that many (not all) people are back, the speeding habit still remains, despite more traffic. Think of it this way: are you more apt to speed on a road with nobody on it? Or otherwise?

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    Yeah it turned into Mad Max out there in early 2020. It was really something to see along 100 north of 394.

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    Yeah it turned into Mad Max out there in early 2020. It was really something to see along 100 north of 394.

    394 between Hopkins Crossroad and 494, morning or night? It’s crazy.

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    The speeding is bad, but what’s worse is the running of red lights. I’ve mentioned it before. Your light turns green and vehicles continue to blow through the intersection seconds after turning red for them.

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    What is it with people speeding everywhere?  Doesn’t matter if it’s in town or out on the highway I’m getting passed like I’m sitting still.  I usually drive four over on the highway but I stick pretty much to the speed limit in town but on both roads people zip right by me or drive right up my ass!  On 169/60 that goes through Mankato I usually drive right around 53 or so but most people are driving 65.  Cops rarely patrol this which I think has led to that problem.  I know I could merge with traffic but I would probably be the one ending up with the ticket for speeding.

    I’m only 48 and I am a little embarrassed to be bitching about this but good lord.

    During the pandemic, when everyone was staying home, ZERO traffic, so people just started going faster and faster. Now that many (not all) people are back, the speeding habit still remains, despite more traffic. Think of it this way: are you more apt to speed on a road with nobody on it? Or otherwise?

    Honestly I think the opposite is true.  People stayed home so long that once they started having more reasons than a grocery run to drive somewhere they just gave zero effs when they got back behind the wheel.

    As far as red lights goes, I always look an extra time when I take off for a green light because I have seen one accident because of a running of a red light.  It was luckily a passenger side hit to the car who had a green light, and luckily it didn’t have a passenger.  After I saw that I don’t try to make it through with a yellow light.

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    Unnecessary parking lot stalkers.  Was at Costco this morning just after they opened.  Sailed thru the store in about 15 minutes, and came back to my car.  The parking lot was still 75% empty.  As I open the liftgate on my car, some lady comes down the aisle and stops (obviously waiting for my parking spot).  There are empty parking spots everywhere about 4 stalls from where my car is, yet this woman waits about 90 seconds for me to load my car and push the cart to the cart corral.  Like WTF?  She could have parked 4 spots away and been inside the store in the time it took to wait for my spot.  Is parking as close as you possibly can to the store an Olympic sport or something?

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    Unnecessary parking lot stalkers.  Was at Costco this morning just after they opened.  Sailed thru the store in about 15 minutes, and came back to my car.  The parking lot was still 75% empty.  As I open the liftgate on my car, some lady comes down the aisle and stops (obviously waiting for my parking spot).  There are empty parking spots everywhere about 4 stalls from where my car is, yet this woman waits about 90 seconds for me to load my car and push the cart to the cart corral.  Like WTF?  She could have parked 4 spots away and been inside the store in the time it took to wait for my spot.  Is parking as close as you possibly can to the store an Olympic sport or something?

    This is has bothered me forever! I will routinely park a bit farther out just laugh at those waiting to park.

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    Unnecessary parking lot stalkers.  Was at Costco this morning just after they opened.  Sailed thru the store in about 15 minutes, and came back to my car.  The parking lot was still 75% empty.  As I open the liftgate on my car, some lady comes down the aisle and stops (obviously waiting for my parking spot).  There are empty parking spots everywhere about 4 stalls from where my car is, yet this woman waits about 90 seconds for me to load my car and push the cart to the cart corral.  Like WTF?  She could have parked 4 spots away and been inside the store in the time it took to wait for my spot.  Is parking as close as you possibly can to the store an Olympic sport or something?

    This is has bothered me forever! I will routinely park a bit farther out just laugh at those waiting to park.

    I would have walked back into the store…. 

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    Is parking as close as you possibly can to the store an Olympic sport or something?

    Our daycare has me convinced it is. Beyond the door is a huge pullover area. Signs say to pull forward in this area to drop off or pickup your kid(s).  Almost no one does. They stop right in front of the door before the pull over area, nearly blocking off the damn road for people trying to get to the pullover area. Then you get all the other like-minded idiots just queuing up behind them, creating an even bigger cluster****.

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    Greyeagle wrote…
    Jupiter wrote…
    HockeyBum wrote…

    Unnecessary parking lot stalkers.  Was at Costco this morning just after they opened.  Sailed thru the store in about 15 minutes, and came back to my car.  The parking lot was still 75% empty.  As I open the liftgate on my car, some lady comes down the aisle and stops (obviously waiting for my parking spot).  There are empty parking spots everywhere about 4 stalls from where my car is, yet this woman waits about 90 seconds for me to load my car and push the cart to the cart corral.  Like WTF?  She could have parked 4 spots away and been inside the store in the time it took to wait for my spot.  Is parking as close as you possibly can to the store an Olympic sport or something?

    This is has bothered me forever! I will routinely park a bit farther out just laugh at those waiting to park.

    I would have walked back into the store…. 

    Back in college I texted a girl I was crushing on where she was as she was late to a party her and her roommates were throwing. She sent back a picture of her sitting in her car, and you could see one of these lot stalkers in the background. Text read “This lady honked at me while I was loading up the beer in my car, so now I’m stuck here forever.”

    Needless to say, my infatuation grew.

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    Unnecessary parking lot stalkers.  Was at Costco this morning just after they opened.  Sailed thru the store in about 15 minutes, and came back to my car.  The parking lot was still 75% empty.  As I open the liftgate on my car, some lady comes down the aisle and stops (obviously waiting for my parking spot).  There are empty parking spots everywhere about 4 stalls from where my car is, yet this woman waits about 90 seconds for me to load my car and push the cart to the cart corral.  Like WTF?  She could have parked 4 spots away and been inside the store in the time it took to wait for my spot.  Is parking as close as you possibly can to the store an Olympic sport or something?

    This is has bothered me forever! I will routinely park a bit farther out just laugh at those waiting to park.

    I would have walked back into the store…. 

    Lol, go get a hotdog or a pop.

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    My wife rolls her eyes at me when I pass up a closer spot to find one where I can pull through to park.  I’d much rather put the car in drive and go forward out of my spot instead of backing up in a crowded parking lot.

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    My go to parking spot at Menards, which I frequent often for my job, is near the cart corral on the exit side of the building.  Shorter walk to my truck after I walk out of the building and I don’t have to walk across the lot to the cart corral when I’m done loading my truck.  To clarify…I park a couple spots away from the cart corral because I have seen how people put carts in the corral so I am not going to park directly by it.

    At grocery stores I will park a little further away from the building just for the ease of having fewer cars around me.  I don’t mind the walk.

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    My wife rolls her eyes at me when I pass up a closer spot to find one where I can pull through to park.  I’d much rather put the car in drive and go forward out of my spot instead of backing up in a crowded parking lot.

    Agree 110% 👍

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    My wife rolls her eyes at me when I pass up a closer spot to find one where I can pull through to park.  I’d much rather put the car in drive and go forward out of my spot instead of backing up in a crowded parking lot.

    This.
    All day.
    Every day.

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    With how exceptionally dumb people drive in parking lots it makes sense. Idk what it is specifically about parking lots but people just drive like even bigger morons than usual.

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    I like to park as far away from other vehicles as I can.  I’ll find a secluded back corner spot  where there are oodles of spots and inevitably I come out and someone has parked right next to me.

    Human beings are so dumb.

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    I do one roll-through to find a spot. If I have to park farther away, so be it. I don’t care. It’s USUALLY what, an extra 10-15 feet or something? Whoop-de-do.

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    I’d much rather put the car in drive and go forward out of my spot instead of backing up in a crowded parking lot.

    I try to do that as often as I can, and those of us who are old enough to have gone through a Mature Driver Improvement Course (aka 55-Alive), will know that many instructors actually recommend that method.

     

    Which brings me to one of my pet peeves – parking lots with curb sections or chains that prevent driving through, and force you to have to back out of the spot.

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    I don’t disagree about being able to drive forward out of the spot, but I do love the entertainment value of those who do that and then struggle to get something bulky into the trunk/back because they didn’t think ahead.

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    I back into spots as much I as I can. I rather back into the spot instead of backing out and avoiding people wondering and vehicles blowing through the lot.

    Though my pet peeve is people who back into spots. When they can’t center their vehicle between the lines. They hug one line or the take up two parking spots cause they can’t park with a crap. It’s pretty basic… use your mirrors and lines… it’s not rocket surgery!!!

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    I back into spots as much I as I can. I rather back into the spot instead of backing out and avoiding people wondering and vehicles blowing through the lot.

    Though my pet peeve is people who back into spots. When they can’t center their vehicle between the lines. They hug one line or the take up two parking spots cause they can’t park with a crap. It’s pretty basic… use your mirrors and lines… it’s not rocket surgery!!!

    My weakness in driving is backing up into spots/parallel parking (minus when I owned my Jeep). This is why I don’t do those things if I can help it. I fully admit it.

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    I back into spots as much I as I can. I rather back into the spot instead of backing out and avoiding people wondering and vehicles blowing through the lot.

    Though my pet peeve is people who back into spots. When they can’t center their vehicle between the lines. They hug one line or the take up two parking spots cause they can’t park with a crap. It’s pretty basic… use your mirrors and lines… it’s not rocket surgery!!!

    My weakness in driving is backing up into spots/parallel parking (minus when I owned my Jeep). This is why I don’t do those things if I can help it. I fully admit it.

    Well, you’ve never claimed to be a rocket surgeon.

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    Well, you’ve never claimed to be a rocket surgeon.

    You must not get or know where the quote stems from.

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    I back into spots as much I as I can. I rather back into the spot instead of backing out and avoiding people wondering and vehicles blowing through the lot.

    Though my pet peeve is people who back into spots. When they can’t center their vehicle between the lines. They hug one line or the take up two parking spots cause they can’t park with a crap. It’s pretty basic… use your mirrors and lines… it’s not rocket surgery!!!

    My weakness in driving is backing up into spots/parallel parking (minus when I owned my Jeep). This is why I don’t do those things if I can help it. I fully admit it.

    Well, you’ve never claimed to be a rocket surgeon.

    I have not. However, I can admit my weaknesses. Had a driver pull in a parking spot so crooked (forward) I could not get my vehicle out. She parked a full sized SUV in a “compact car only” spot. I said to her, “Excuse me, but I cannot get out. Can you straighten your vehicle?” She got huffy, tried twice to do it, and then gave up and went to another spot. Not. Kidding.

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    About the worst stubbed toe ever.

    Was walking out of a corner mart with a plastic bag in my right hand and an iced coffee (last minute order as I got out of the car from my wife) in my left.  Didn’t notice that the worst placed parking cement block in history was roughly 2 steps out the door and clipped it with my left foot.  Was wearing open-toed sandles and my big  toe cut the sharp edge of the block in just the perfect spot.  Hoping I don’t lose the nail and as of yet the the wound has not fully healed.  If it doesn’t by tomorrow I’ll need stitches.

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    About the worst stubbed toe ever.

    Was walking out of a corner mart with a plastic bag in my right hand and an iced coffee (last minute order as I got out of the car from my wife) in my left.  Didn’t notice that the worst placed parking cement block in history was roughly 2 steps out the door and clipped it with my left foot.  Was wearing open-toed sandles and my big  toe cut the sharp edge of the block in just the perfect spot.  Hoping I don’t lose the nail and as of yet the the wound has not fully healed.  If it doesn’t by tomorrow I’ll need stitches.

    Ouch

     

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    Door dings

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    Had plans to start liquidating some assets here and transfer portions to the U.S., only to notice the $ grew exponentially stronger vs. the PHP in just the past few weeks.

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    Had plans to start liquidating some assets here and transfer portions to the U.S., only to notice the $ grew exponentially stronger vs. the PHP in just the past few weeks.

    My 401K is down 18% YTD.  I won’t need the $$ for 15 years anyway but it still sucks to see.

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    The rampant overuse of Teams / Zoom meetings. Not every issue needs to be addressed this way. Since the pandemic it has gotten out of control, things that were once just handled via phone or e-mail now seems to require a virtual meeting. The last couple of weeks if I had accepted every invite to one of these it would take up about 75% of my work day.

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    Being unable to extend my next trip home to MN long enough to see a Gophers FB or hockey game.  I think the FB team hosts MSU the week after I leave.

    On the positive I should be able to see Duran Duran, Bauhaus and if things work out Roger Waters in Kansas City.

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    Im asking this here because there’s no really another good topic for it.  Every since the new switch of the GPL server I’ve had never ending issues with the site, for example:
    1) It will not keep me signed in even if I click on the button.  I have to sign in every time.
    2) Its not correctly updating.  Example: today in General topics the top one I see is Trivia, updated on July 9.  But when I click on that topic the last post is from the 6th.  I see that several people have posted today in Restaurants, but that is half way down the list last updated on the 3rd.
    3)It often won’t let me post.  Says “too many redirects”.  I have to delete my bookmark and totally re-find GPL.
    I’ve cleared my cache-cookies.  I’ve shut off my iPad and restarted.  I’ve deleted and re-saved the site.  Nothing seems to fix it.  Has anyone else had these issues? Any additional advise is appreciated.  Craig has no idea what’s happening so I’m opening this up for advice.  The sign in thing is mildly vexing, but the other two problems are hugely annoying!

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    Im asking this here because there’s no really another good topic for it.  Every since the new switch of the GPL server I’ve had never ending issues with the site, for example:
    1) It will not keep me signed in even if I click on the button.  I have to sign in every time.
    2) Its not correctly updating.  Example: today in General topics the top one I see is Trivia, updated on July 9.  But when I click on that topic the last post is from the 6th.  I see that several people have posted today in Restaurants, but that is half way down the list last updated on the 3rd.
    3)It often won’t let me post.  Says “too many redirects”.  I have to delete my bookmark and totally re-find GPL.
    I’ve cleared my cache-cookies.  I’ve shut off my iPad and restarted.  I’ve deleted and re-saved the site.  Nothing seems to fix it.  Has anyone else had these issues? Any additional advise is appreciated.  Craig has no idea what’s happening so I’m opening this up for advice.  The sign in thing is mildly vexing, but the other two problems are hugely annoying!

    Once in a while I’ve had to re-login on my laptop, but it’s just a matter of checking the box saying “Keep Me Logged In.” I have the portal on a bookmark.

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    We just had a police chase down our street.  Windy road with lots of people out walking.  Several house parties so cars are lining the road.  The chase ended with a crash at the end of our road, about 6 bourses down.  Thank God for the berm at the dead end.  LOL.

    Thankfully there are no dead kid because many were out and the chase was flowing about 60 mph

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    Kelly Red wrote…

    Im asking this here because there’s no really another good topic for it.  Every since the new switch of the GPL server I’ve had never ending issues with the site, for example:
    1) It will not keep me signed in even if I click on the button.  I have to sign in every time.
    2) Its not correctly updating.  Example: today in General topics the top one I see is Trivia, updated on July 9.  But when I click on that topic the last post is from the 6th.  I see that several people have posted today in Restaurants, but that is half way down the list last updated on the 3rd.
    3)It often won’t let me post.  Says “too many redirects”.  I have to delete my bookmark and totally re-find GPL.
    I’ve cleared my cache-cookies.  I’ve shut off my iPad and restarted.  I’ve deleted and re-saved the site.  Nothing seems to fix it.  Has anyone else had these issues? Any additional advise is appreciated.  Craig has no idea what’s happening so I’m opening this up for advice.  The sign in thing is mildly vexing, but the other two problems are hugely annoying!

    Once in a while I’ve had to re-login on my laptop, but it’s just a matter of checking the box saying “Keep Me Logged In.” I have the portal on a bookmark.

    I mentioned I’ve done both those things.  I’ve checked “keep me logged in”, it doesn’t work.  I have to re-log in EVERY time.

    I have GPL bookmarked too.  That doesn’t help my 2 other problems.  I’ve deleted it and re-saved, still is wonky.  I tried to post this earlier and once again got the “too many redirects”.  So again, deleted and re-saved the site.  It’s getting more then annoying because I can’t figure out why this is happening.  I understand why Jup changed the format, but since then I’ve had problems.  Has no one else had issues?  Because if not it’s me, but I don’t know what or how to fix it.  Thx.

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    The Rube wrote…
    Kelly Red wrote…

    Im asking this here because there’s no really another good topic for it.  Every since the new switch of the GPL server I’ve had never ending issues with the site, for example:
    1) It will not keep me signed in even if I click on the button.  I have to sign in every time.
    2) Its not correctly updating.  Example: today in General topics the top one I see is Trivia, updated on July 9.  But when I click on that topic the last post is from the 6th.  I see that several people have posted today in Restaurants, but that is half way down the list last updated on the 3rd.
    3)It often won’t let me post.  Says “too many redirects”.  I have to delete my bookmark and totally re-find GPL.
    I’ve cleared my cache-cookies.  I’ve shut off my iPad and restarted.  I’ve deleted and re-saved the site.  Nothing seems to fix it.  Has anyone else had these issues? Any additional advise is appreciated.  Craig has no idea what’s happening so I’m opening this up for advice.  The sign in thing is mildly vexing, but the other two problems are hugely annoying!

    Once in a while I’ve had to re-login on my laptop, but it’s just a matter of checking the box saying “Keep Me Logged In.” I have the portal on a bookmark.

    I mentioned I’ve done both those things.  I’ve checked “keep me logged in”, it doesn’t work.  I have to re-log in EVERY time.

    I have GPL bookmarked too.  That doesn’t help my 2 other problems.  I’ve deleted it and re-saved, still is wonky.  I tried to post this earlier and once again got the “too many redirects”.  So again, deleted and re-saved the site.  It’s getting more then annoying because I can’t figure out why this is happening.  I understand why Jup changed the format, but since then I’ve had problems.  Has no one else had issues?  Because if not it’s me, but I don’t know what or how to fix it.  Thx.

    That is why I mentioned I use a laptop. A smartphone may be different, I have no idea (that part can be verified, ask around ;) )

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    It was really freaking out on me the last couple days, but has been a bit better as today has gone on.

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    Kelly Red wrote…
    The Rube wrote…
    Kelly Red wrote…

    Im asking this here because there’s no really another good topic for it.  Every since the new switch of the GPL server I’ve had never ending issues with the site, for example:
    1) It will not keep me signed in even if I click on the button.  I have to sign in every time.
    2) Its not correctly updating.  Example: today in General topics the top one I see is Trivia, updated on July 9.  But when I click on that topic the last post is from the 6th.  I see that several people have posted today in Restaurants, but that is half way down the list last updated on the 3rd.
    3)It often won’t let me post.  Says “too many redirects”.  I have to delete my bookmark and totally re-find GPL.
    I’ve cleared my cache-cookies.  I’ve shut off my iPad and restarted.  I’ve deleted and re-saved the site.  Nothing seems to fix it.  Has anyone else had these issues? Any additional advise is appreciated.  Craig has no idea what’s happening so I’m opening this up for advice.  The sign in thing is mildly vexing, but the other two problems are hugely annoying!

    Once in a while I’ve had to re-login on my laptop, but it’s just a matter of checking the box saying “Keep Me Logged In.” I have the portal on a bookmark.

    I mentioned I’ve done both those things.  I’ve checked “keep me logged in”, it doesn’t work.  I have to re-log in EVERY time.

    I have GPL bookmarked too.  That doesn’t help my 2 other problems.  I’ve deleted it and re-saved, still is wonky.  I tried to post this earlier and once again got the “too many redirects”.  So again, deleted and re-saved the site.  It’s getting more then annoying because I can’t figure out why this is happening.  I understand why Jup changed the format, but since then I’ve had problems.  Has no one else had issues?  Because if not it’s me, but I don’t know what or how to fix it.  Thx.

    That is why I mentioned I use a laptop. A smartphone may be different, I have no idea (that part can be verified, ask around ;) )

    I use an iPad. The same iPad I used a year ago when the site worked fine for me.  That’s why I don’t think it’s me but who knows lol.

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    Im asking this here because there’s no really another good topic for it.  Every since the new switch of the GPL server I’ve had never ending issues with the site, for example:
    1) It will not keep me signed in even if I click on the button.  I have to sign in every time.
    2) Its not correctly updating.  Example: today in General topics the top one I see is Trivia, updated on July 9.  But when I click on that topic the last post is from the 6th.  I see that several people have posted today in Restaurants, but that is half way down the list last updated on the 3rd.
    3)It often won’t let me post.  Says “too many redirects”.  I have to delete my bookmark and totally re-find GPL.
    I’ve cleared my cache-cookies.  I’ve shut off my iPad and restarted.  I’ve deleted and re-saved the site.  Nothing seems to fix it.  Has anyone else had these issues? Any additional advise is appreciated.  Craig has no idea what’s happening so I’m opening this up for advice.  The sign in thing is mildly vexing, but the other two problems are hugely annoying!

    I’ve had issue #1 frequently on my iPad and iPhone but not to the point where I have to login every time.  I use Chrome on both and I assume it’s something in the browser but I’m too lazy to spend time figuring that out

    i don’t have the other issues on either of my iOS devices so I can’t help with those

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    I have a 4 oz plastic tub of CBD pain cream. Every morning when I unscrew the lid, a bunch of the cream will be stuck to the lid. I scrape it off and put it back in the tub. Next morning I have to do it again. The tub is only 1/3 full now so the cream has to climb up to the lid over night. How can this be?

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    I have a 4 oz plastic tub of CBD pain cream. Every morning when I unscrew the lid, a bunch of the cream will be stuck to the lid. I scrape it off and put it back in the tub. Next morning I have to do it again. The tub is only 1/3 full now so the cream has to climb up to the lid over night. How can this be?

    Gremlins

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    I have a 4 oz plastic tub of CBD pain cream. Every morning when I unscrew the lid, a bunch of the cream will be stuck to the lid. I scrape it off and put it back in the tub. Next morning I have to do it again. The tub is only 1/3 full now so the cream has to climb up to the lid over night. How can this be?

    Stop storing it on its lid.

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    Delivery services that can’t figure things out…. Amazon’s estimates used to be so reliable but now it seems like they change them after my order fairly often.

    Also in the last 2 months have had a Fedex delivery be late because of the reason “Customer not available” even though it was not package that would require the customer to be home AND not to mention we were home when they said we weren’t available.  Then the package showed up the next day.

    Then recently we had a UPS package that said it was delivered around 4pm (got the confirmation email), but the package was not delivered (we were home, have 2 Ring cameras on the front of house so we’d know if an attempt to deliver had been made).  Then we end up getting the package that same night at 9:20pm!!!  Who knew UPS delivered that late.  We were a little concerned though because when UPS sends the email that it was delivered and then you don’t have the package the fear is that the seller will just say “too bad, UPS says it was delivered”.

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    Delivery services that can’t figure things out…. Amazon’s estimates used to be so reliable but now it seems like they change them after my order fairly often.

    Also in the last 2 months have had a Fedex delivery be late because of the reason “Customer not available” even though it was not package that would require the customer to be home AND not to mention we were home when they said we weren’t available.  Then the package showed up the next day.

    Then recently we had a UPS package that said it was delivered around 4pm (got the confirmation email), but the package was not delivered (we were home, have 2 Ring cameras on the front of house so we’d know if an attempt to deliver had been made).  Then we end up getting the package that same night at 9:20pm!!!  Who knew UPS delivered that late.  We were a little concerned though because when UPS sends the email that it was delivered and then you don’t have the package the fear is that the seller will just say “too bad, UPS says it was delivered”.

    I recently had a work package that was delayed because ‘Business closed’.  Obviously it isn’t.

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    Coming back to work after a week off, and having 136 e-mails in my inbox.  What’s the point of going on vacation when you have 5x the work when you get back?  Any refresh and re-charge I got out of it is instantly gone.

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    Coming back to work after a week off, and having 136 e-mails in my inbox.  What’s the point of going on vacation when you have 5x the work when you get back?  Any refresh and re-charge I got out of it is instantly gone.

    I just went through that same thing. It’s always the conundrum of do I pick away at them while on vacay? Or come back to a deluge of emails.   I chose the latter this summer.  I’ve typically checked work email daily when I’m gone to avoid the pile up, but badly needed to disconnect completely for a bit.  But it made for a couple long days on my return.  What can you do.  In part it’s the price we pay for the digital world we are in.  People have access to us 24-7.

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    Coming back to work after a week off, and having 136 e-mails in my inbox.  What’s the point of going on vacation when you have 5x the work when you get back?  Any refresh and re-charge I got out of it is instantly gone.

    I’ve always said the worst part about going on vacation is coming back from vacation

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    Agree… my first day back after having the last 2 weeks off. Spent all morning in between patients catching up.

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