Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

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You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. I’ll open this thread every morning at 10am.

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  • Rant: That someone with such little integrity is Chairman of the City Council, and that he has the power to attack one of the few folks on the Council who has any interest in clean government:


    • Rant: DC Voters. What did you people expect electing a guy with $70k in credit card debt to lead the City Council? I smell Control Board returning, or major COngresssional interference in some way. Between all the corruption scandals and the city’s insistence on thwarting the citizen’s constitutional rights.

  • Rant: My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana.

    Rave: I said “No, but I want a regular banana later, so … yeah”.

  • don’t usually do this but…

    Rant: as of today, the network at work is blocking NPR, PBS, Pandora, Gchat, and various other sites I actually use to get work done.

    Rave: it’s not Monday anymore, and I just saw a recipe for grilled veggies in the NYT Sunday magazine.

  • Rant: Everyone in my shared office finds it appropriate to make and take personal calls during the work day. Not the short, important kind, which I completely understand are sometimes necessary to make during the day, but long, drawn out, gossipy calls in which neither party understands that they need to modulate the volume of their voice and are made on work phones. Please keep your mommy problems/boyfriend problems/kid problems/whatever to yourself. I don’t care to hear about them and frankly, most of these discussion topics should not be had in a public area, such as sharing financial information about others.

    Rave: My very close friend who I’ve not seen enough of recently is having a party on Saturday night.

    Rant: He’s having the problem because he’s moving to LA for grad school.

    • “He’s having the problem because he’s moving to LA for grad school.”
      nice freudian slip!

      • What can I say? I gotta problem that my favorite drinking buddy is leaving me. 😉

      • That’s not a Freudian Slip. A Freudian Slip is when you say one thing and mean your mother.

        • Wiki: A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of some unconscious (“dynamically repressed”) wish, conflict, or train of thought.

  • Rant: Why is the Petworth metro station so hot this summer? Seems like in summers past it used to have cool air from the ventilation system.

    • because virginia and maryland want to use the system and not contribute to it. commuter tax all those f’ers!

      • Peak-of-the-peak fares are the tax since most rides during that time are VA or MD commuters. That fare level is more likely to be raised quicker than normal peak or off peak fares to reflect the usage of Metro by commuters.

        The only other thing to do would be a surcharge for rides that begin in VA or MD and end in DC. Good luck getting that one passed!

  • RANT – WORK!!!!! I can’t ever please my project manager because she is a moving target. I do work the way she asks, but then she changes her mind. Then I do it the new way, and she changes her mind back to the way I did it the first time. She also instructs (not asks) me to do things that are NOT in my job description. Normally I’m happy to help out here and there, but there is an entire person at my company who is responsible for this certain task. Ask THEM to do it. NOT ME!!!

  • RANT – It’s a slow day at work…not a lot of work on my plate today.

    RAVE – It’s a slow day at work…not a lot of work on my plate today.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    I’ll be at Wonderland tonight on the patio from 6-8pm. Stop by if you’ve been looking to purchase a PoP t-shirt. Or stop by just to say hi.

    • Be sure to hydrate 🙂

    • Just got a hyperthermia alert from Alert DC. PoP, you should just go to Wonderland right now and stay until the sun goes down. Walking outside today is definitely an occupational hazard.

      • Prince Of Petworth

        Hahaha, I’ve just been in a/c for three hours. I’m good! Heading to Wonderland right now. If anyone is nearby, stop by the patio and say hello – I’ve got a red Miami University of Ohio hat on.

  • God, work is boring. I hate the summer doldrums.

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