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Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-03-15 10:12am
by bilateralrope
It's worse when you see that line on a bakery that's apologizing for being closed.

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-05-06 02:16pm
by PainRack
" yeah, the gas +makes me feel better now. So.... Can you get the doctor to speak to me ? I want all these lines removed "


I stare back speechlessly, having spent 3 hours trying to stop him from spiralling south, managing IVs and nebs, juggling both his comfort and medical needs, running back and forth ti grab equipment and etc.


"Err... You kinda need those."

" Yeah... But if you let me rest, i can fight back this... I cant rest with all these lines. "

I cant share deets... But this guy has been bashed to hell medically and surgically, where the surgeon said he had to beg the cardiologist and etc to get his minor op years ago.

The surgeon described him as tough.

I msg him and asked, is tough an euphemism for stubborn SOB ?

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-05-06 02:44pm
by PhoenixKnig
Customer comes up pulled out a flip phone.
"I can't get internet on my phone can you put it on my phone for me"

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-05-07 12:14am
by InsaneTD
Did you look around for a camera crew and wonder which prank show it could be before accepting the customer could be that unknowledgeable?

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-05-07 10:50am
by Raw Shark
Waaay back in my college days, before my Cheeto-crumbed beard was white, I had people come up and ask me if the campus computer lab had the internet all the time. To be fair, I did work there one night a week, but I was a smartass teenager when I wasn't on the clock. My standard response became to say, "Here you go," and hand them a blank 3.5" floppy from my pocket labeled "INTERNET."

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-06-17 08:35pm
by LadyTevar
Back again at Adventures on the Gorge, and once again reminding people that "No sir, we will not put your 4yr old on a whitewater rafting trip down the Gauley River."

Gauley River has 180 rapids between the Upper and Lower sections, mostly Class IV-V, the highest you can run commercially. It is a Expert Class Whitewater trip, and we suggest that you know how to swim, because you have a 50/50 chance of leaving the raft on some rapids.
Allowing anyone under age 16 on it would be negligent homicide.

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-06-19 06:22pm
by Zaune
LadyTevar wrote:
2019-06-17 08:35pm
Back again at Adventures on the Gorge, and once again reminding people that "No sir, we will not put your 4yr old on a whitewater rafting trip down the Gauley River."

Gauley River has 180 rapids between the Upper and Lower sections, mostly Class IV-V, the highest you can run commercially. It is a Expert Class Whitewater trip, and we suggest that you know how to swim, because you have a 50/50 chance of leaving the raft on some rapids.
Allowing anyone under age 16 on it would be negligent homicide.
I hope you didn't have to book that four year-old's dad (because it's damn near always the dad) on the rafting trip without the kid, because I doubt they would be any fun to supervise.

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-06-19 10:19pm
by LadyTevar
Zaune wrote:
2019-06-19 06:22pm
LadyTevar wrote:
2019-06-17 08:35pm
Back again at Adventures on the Gorge, and once again reminding people that "No sir, we will not put your 4yr old on a whitewater rafting trip down the Gauley River."

Gauley River has 180 rapids between the Upper and Lower sections, mostly Class IV-V, the highest you can run commercially. It is a Expert Class Whitewater trip, and we suggest that you know how to swim, because you have a 50/50 chance of leaving the raft on some rapids.
Allowing anyone under age 16 on it would be negligent homicide.
I hope you didn't have to book that four year-old's dad (because it's damn near always the dad) on the rafting trip without the kid, because I doubt they would be any fun to supervise.
Nope, he hung up and didn't book anything. I'm guessing he couldn't leave the kid alone with anyone.

We have had parents lie and say their kids were old enough to raft the New River (must be 12). The kid ratted them out when the Guide asked how old they were and they said "10". Unfortunately, they were already at the river and in the raft, so all the guide could do was get at the end of the line, take the rafts at the slowest, most cautious line possible, and miss all the Big Water. According to the Guide, the Dad was more pissed at missing the Big Water than worried that his 10yr old could have fallen out and drowned. :evil:

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-06-28 10:07am
by Raw Shark
RAW SHARK SELLS GASOLINE THEATER:

CO-WORKER: OWNER LADY always talks in Spanish on the phone around us. Makes me nervous.

ME: Um. I have good news and bad news.

CO-WORKER: ...you speak Spanish...

ME: [descriptive gesture] Un poquito.

CO-WORKER: ...and we're about to get totally fucked somehow..?

ME: [nods] Si, cabron.

~~~~~~~

CONTEXT NOTES/OFF-THREAD VENT: What kind of demented stillborn Dadaist performance art in human shape decides to quit stocking ice cream in both carton and impaled form? In the summer? Less than a mile from the beach? This woman is not really from Panama, she is a pod person from outer space.

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-06-28 09:15pm
by Lonestar
I've been working for the same company and, while not the same job(s), the same program for over a decade. It's time for me to move on.

I am hella anxious about changing jobs though

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-08-11 07:28pm
by Raw Shark
RAW SHARK IS GOOD WITH KIDS:

NEW CO-WORKER: [overheard] So what he does, is he goes waaay up high, like what the fuck, with his leg, and comes down on me, and I'm just like, "No fuckin- Agh!"

ME: Yeah, that's an axe kick. The goal is to beat down your defense by maximizing middle and lower body leverage from a high angle sort of, and sacrificing balance, so you kind of have to anticipate it, make sure he's not really going for your foot, and-

NEW CO-WORKER: Are you sure you're talking about the new version? I don't think I've played that one yet.

ME: Uh. Yeah. I think you're right.

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Posted: 2019-08-12 03:29pm
by Raw Shark