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    Default "Your Angel of Banter Awaits." ThePhantasm Presents Random Banter #179

    Hey, a new banter thread! Enjoy!

    The Previous Random Banter can be found here:
    Amiel's Appeasingly Appropriate Arbitrary Amusement (Random Banter): No.CLXXVIII #178

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    A new thread!
    Excellent...

    Umm... I had something wise and insightful, and also relevant to say, but I forgot, so I'll just leave you with this to ponder over:

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    Default Re: "Your Angel of Banter Awaits." ThePhantasm Presents Random Banter #179

    Reposting this so those that care don't miss it.

    So, today, at 3:00 in the morning, I quit my job. I couldn't take the crap any more. The lying, just to get me to work harder then I felt safe working, the stupid ranting Truther guy, the mentally handicaped guy that drooled on me, the african guy that spends almost all his time on the phone, and doesn't speak a single word of english, at all.

    So yha. Quit my job. Some funny ness to this. I got home, and just as I go to open the door, I remembered my keys where in my other jacket. Which where inside the house. So I walked around town at night for like, two hours. During it I encountered someone from highschool that was ok, and we talked a bit. Was kinda fun.

    Now I guess I gotta find a new job. Hrm. Where to work...

    As an aside, thanks for the answer about kilts Phantasm!
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    You should watch your words a little more carefully, Zodi.
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    Ok, yha, sorry. It was kinda late/early and I was sleepy writing that. Still am, and infact am going to sleep now. Will fix.


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    Ahem.

    *BOOGIE!*

    This banter has been blessed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemental View Post
    Okay... So not easier to understand than most people's writing.
    But still, it made reasonable sense to me. Gosh! My Cornish ancestry must be showing!

    (Not really... My family was Cornish over four hundred years ago based on records concerning last names similar to our own.)
    That sentence roughly translates to '[pronoun]'ll do [whatever it is] [in a time after this that has no specified time limit]'.
    So 'e'll do 'er dreckly can just as easily mean 'they'll do the dishes just as soon as they've finished washing the car' or 'she'll come back from shopping after she's visited her grandmother and her cousins out Cambourne way'.
    Or any other sentence that can fit into it.
    It's all pure context, although dreckly is 'officially' defined as being 'in a few moments to a few hours' (dialect form of 'directly'), but in reality can be anything.
    My Grandda once said he'd do something 'dreckly', but ended up doing it a few weeks later.


    Quote Originally Posted by Elemental View Post
    Actually... In my school, an entire year of grade sevens, we had one person named Thomas. But five people named Matthew.
    Obviously name popularity differs from place to place.
    True.
    There are studies of censuses and things that trace name popularity and prove that there are waves of names.

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    My favourite example of that was the name Evelyn which proved crucial to a Poirot mystery.
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    Trevelyn? That's an unusual name...
    Not really. If you break it down it just means 'village'/'house'/'settlement' of Elyan/Elian. the 'v' being there to stop long vowels slurring.
    Granted it's a little more common as a surname, but I can still recall four or so Trevelyans off the top of my head.

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    Nope. Good guess though, I think we had 3 or 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    Reposting this so those that care don't miss it.

    So, today, at 3:00 in the morning, I quit my job. I couldn't take the crap any more. The lying, just to get me to work harder then I felt safe working, the stupid ranting Truther guy, the mentally handicaped guy that drooled on me, the african guy that spends almost all his time on the phone, and doesn't speak a single word of english, at all.

    So yha. Quit my job. Some funny ness to this. I got home, and just as I go to open the door, I remembered my keys where in my other jacket. Which where inside the house. So I walked around town at night for like, two hours. During it I encountered someone from highschool that was ok, and we talked a bit. Was kinda fun.

    Now I guess I gotta find a new job. Hrm. Where to work...

    As an aside, thanks for the answer about kilts Phantasm!
    "Find a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Anon

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    "Find a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Anon
    And yet sir, spake Malcolm Forbes, "If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job at all."

    How are job prospects in the Territories, Zodalicious?

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    Default Re: "Your Angel of Banter Awaits." ThePhantasm Presents Random Banter #179

    True wise sayings.

    "An infant in your lap may dampen your spirits."

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    Default Re: "Your Angel of Banter Awaits." ThePhantasm Presents Random Banter #179

    I would advise you all to remember my story of the three brothers. That's pretty much what I have to say about jobs.

    Though, honestly, as much as I never thought the day would come, I'm thinking about getting a job. Every time I've been to the store lately I've had to bag my own groceries. I'm getting good at it and figure I might as well get paid.

    Work is what you do for yourself. Toil is what you do for someone else.
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    I'm sorry Zodi.
    I hope you can find a better job. Talk more when you get online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CurlyKitGirl View Post
    So, Michael then?
    Or is it John? Perhaps James. Doubt it'd be Richard.
    I think my year had 2 Michaels, 3 Johns, 1 James and 1 Richard. My name is Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    "There are three kinds of people in life. Those who are good at math, and those who arent"
    No, no, no. "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't."

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    If the reason you have a job is to make money for yourself, then it it something you are doing for yourself, albeit indirectly.
    You're such a Virgo.
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    A new thread? Allow me to celebrate in a classy manner.

    *lights pipe*
    *pours a glass of single malt Scotch whiskey*
    *enjoys both*

    Now then, what distinguished and gentlemanly things are we going to be discussing?
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    You're such a Virgo.
    And you actually believe in astrology.

    Whether or not the system actually works or not is none of my concern. Neither does what I think of it. I'll play it until I feel I should maybe try and do something about it. Money's money.
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    Dynamic innovation in modern European enterprise.

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    And you actually believe in astrology.
    Not all the time.

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    Whether or not the system actually works or not is none of my concern. Neither does what I think of it. I'll play it until I feel I should maybe try and do something about it. Money's money.
    That's a terrible philosophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanteanTroll View Post
    No, no, no. "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't."
    No, there are 100 types of people in the world, those that understand binary, those that don't and those that understand those who speak binary, also known as programmers.

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    If the reason you have a job is to make money for yourself, then it it something you are doing for yourself, albeit indirectly.
    Well, you are not doing the activities for yourself, but for someone else, and you get compensated for that. There is a difference between money working for you and working for someone else for money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanteanTroll View Post
    No, no, no. "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't."
    There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand ternary, those who don't, and those who think this is a binary joke.

    Of course, there is some overlapping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tragic_Comedian View Post
    Not all the time.
    You can't believe something when it benefits you and not when it doesn't. Have some backbone.

    That's a terrible philosophy.
    Sticks and stones, brother. Go big or go home, etc., etc. Interestingly enough, that's basically what I think of yours.

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    Well, you are not doing the activities for yourself, but for someone else, and you get compensated for that. There is a difference between money working for you and working for someone else for money.
    Eh, I suppose. Whatever I plan on do for a living, if it can called a living, involves me being my own boss in some form or another. And it's not like you can't make the choice to not work. It's just not usually a good one.
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    No, there are 100 types of people in the world, those that understand binary, those that don't and those that understand those who speak binary, also known as programmers.


    Well, you are not doing the activities for yourself, but for someone else, and you get compensated for that. There is a difference between money working for you and working for someone else for money.
    Wouldn't that be 11 types of people? Or am I miscounting?

    If you're working for the purpose of making money, you are working for yourself. Oftentimes it is unfortunately necessary, but I find it more fulfilling to work for someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Ghost View Post
    Wouldn't that be 11 types of people? Or am I miscounting?

    If you're working for the purpose of making money, you are working for yourself. Oftentimes it is unfortunately necessary, but I find it more fulfilling to work for someone else.
    There is a mythical 100 type, those that understand those that understand those that speak in binary, but many say they are truly far in between, or a mythical creature, like unicorns.

    You are working FOR someone else, at the "equivalent" exchange of money paid for that work made for someone else. And I find it more fulfilling to help someone else instead of work for them, there are several ways to go about it, and some of them are profitable without a cost to the one you are helping.
    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanteanTroll View Post
    Eh, I suppose. Whatever I plan on do for a living, if it can called a living, involves me being my own boss in some form or another. And it's not like you can't make the choice to not work. It's just not usually a good one.
    Well, you can pay someone to pay someone else to pay someone to work, this is normally called investing in a fund or a trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by araveugnitsuga View Post
    You are working FOR someone else, at the "equivalent" exchange of money paid for that work made for someone else.
    Yes, but if you are working because you want to to work, you are working for yourself. The only people toiling are wage slaves, actual slaves, and those who would truthfully be unemployed.

    And I find it more fulfilling to help someone else instead of work for them, there are several ways to go about it, and some of them are profitable without a cost to the one you are helping.
    Just because you feel that is more fulfilling doesn't mean that Blue and I aren't correct.

    Well, you can pay someone to pay someone else to pay someone to work, this is normally called investing in a fund or a trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanteanTroll View Post
    Yes, but if you are working because you want to to work, you are working for yourself. The only people toiling are wage slaves, actual slaves, and those who would truthfully be unemployed.
    The work you are performing, while it benefits you due to the legal obligations of a binding contract that forces the person you are working for to pay you, is not FOR you but for someone else, you do get a remunerated for it.
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    Just because you feel that is more fulfilling doesn't mean that Blue and I aren't correct.
    I didn't say it was the most fulfilling or that you are wrong, hence the "I find it"
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    On the other hand... those are actually legal. Alternatively, invest in the Mafia, less crooked more illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by araveugnitsuga View Post
    The work you are performing, while it benefits you due to the legal obligations of a binding contract that forces the person you are working for to pay you, is not FOR you but for someone else, you do get a remunerated for it.
    As long as that is what you wish to be doing, you are doing it for you. At this point I think this just going to boil down to semantics.

    I didn't say it was the most fulfilling or that you are wrong, hence the "I find it"
    I see. I thought ... I'm not sure what I thought.

    On the other hand... those are actually legal. Alternatively, invest in the Mafia, less crooked more illegal.
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    It's all semantics. What does it matter anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Mattos View Post
    There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand ternary, those who don't, and those who think this is a binary joke.

    Of course, there is some overlapping.
    Yeah, except who uses ternary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Ghost View Post
    It's all semantics. What does it matter anyway?
    It wasn't at the onset of the debate/argument. It was ... Closer to ethics, if anything. And dammit all, now we're back to semantics.
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    But you love semantics.
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