Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

by Prince Of Petworth December 26, 2012 at 10:00 am 25 Comments

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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. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

  • Rant: In the office. That is all.

  • Anonymous

    Rant: I have to take 8 hours of paid time off since Monday was declared a holiday. Guess how much leave I have left? None! Thanks a lot, Barry!

    • Anoy

      Not anyone’s fault but your own for your vacation balance. Probably under paid and overworked too?

      phish posh

  • Rant: At work
    Rant: Had to leave parents house at 6:30am with the wife and dogs to get home in time to go to work.

    Rave: Had a terrific Christmas yesterday! Wife and I got an 18-bottle wine fridge, which I am super excited about!

  • Why did I have to read about this in the NY Times and not a local outlet?

    • Thanks for posting the link. This bit made me say “Wow”:

      “This month, The Washington Post and other newspapers published a draft of a report that exonerated Mr. Payne of wrongdoing while sharply criticizing a City Council member, Jim Graham, who has been in the lottery scandal’s spotlight because of his objections to the minority partner in the winning lottery bid. The document, which had been under seal, gave new credence to Mr. Payne’s assertions that Mr. Graham was among those who tried to improperly meddle with the lottery contract. Mr. Graham strongly denies that he did anything illegal.”

  • Britt

    Rant: At work.
    Rave: Tons of interesting work to do and no one around to bother me.
    Rant: Train ride home on Christmas Day did not in fact turn into Polar Express ;-).
    Rave: Incredible, awesome, wonderful time with family. and some really great gifts too!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rant: Can’t log in. Over the holidays IT did something that made my computer forget all the places I normally stay logged in forever.

    Rant: The weather.

    Rave: Allowed to make up some hours from the Monday holiday.

  • Anonymous

    Rant: Gunners in DC take the life of another young man, on Christmas Eve. Just moved to DC too. What a mess.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, this.

  • Rant: Doctor’s office is closed today. Rough cold turned into even worse cough with fever.

    Rave: Cleveland Park Clinic took me this morning and I’ve got a z-pack to show for it.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      Hope you feel better soon! I’m curious if you don’t mind sharing – how much does it cost to visit the Cleveland Park Clinic? Do they take insurance?

      • They do take insurance so for me it was the cost of a co-pay. I believe it’s $120 if you don’t have insurance. We live up the street and have used the walk-in service a handful of times when our GP or pediatrician’s offices are closed. So so worth it, even with the wait.

        • Anonymous

          I can’t recommend Apex Primary Care in Dupont(ish) enough. They’re great; very professional and attentive. Dr. Hardy made a point to follow up with me about a skin condition. They take my insurance (Cigna) and are amazing about finding appointments.

          Very happy with Apex, obviously.

  • oldgrouch

    Every time I drive by a DC high school and see the automated flashing sign outside I boil at the waste of money.

  • Rant: At work.

    Rave: It’s VERY quiet here.

    Rant: Not enough commenters on PoPville today. I need entertainment!

    • maria

      Textdoc, I know! and the weather is horrid.

    • Anonymous

      RICK: [plays with his ear] Anyway, you’ll still never win because nothing interesting ever happens to us!

      VYVYAN: Stop being so boring, Rick.

      RICK: Oh, that’s nice, isn’t it? That’s very nice! Coming from someone as boring as you!

      NEIL: Look, can you guys stop hassling each other? I’m getting really bored with it, alright?

      RICK: Oh, dear me! Poor old Neil’s getting bored! The most boring person in the whole world is finally getting a taste of his own medicine!

      MIKE: Alright, I think we’re overdoing the boredom motif in this conversation here. It’s time to extend our vocabulary.

      NEIL: Alright, Mike. All I said was that I was getting bored.

      VYVYAN: Yes, we heard what you said and it was very boring!

      MIKE: Vyv, I thought we decided…

      VYVYAN: Yes, YOU decided, Michael!

      RICK: Guys! Guys! Look at us! Squabbling! Bickering, like children. What’s happened to us? We never used to be like this!

      VYVYAN: Yes, we did.

      MIKE: Yeah, he’s right, Rick. We’ve always been like this.

      RICK: Yes, I know. But that’s just exactly my point! Nothing ever changes! Nothing ever happens to us!

      VYVYAN: Monopoly?

      • DC20009

        ESTRAGON: Well? Shall we go?
        VLADIMIR: Pull on your trousers.
        ESTRAGON: What?
        VLADIMIR: Pull on your trousers.
        ESTRAGON: You want me to pull off my trousers?
        VLADIMIR: Pull ON your trousers.
        ESTRAGON: True. (He pulls up his trousers.)
        VLADIMIR: Well? Shall we go?
        ESTRAGON: Yes, let’s go.
        They do not move.

      • anon

        excellent, loved the Young Ones.

  • I unwisely decided to wear a new-ish pair of rain boots this morning.

    I think in future I’m going to need to wear them with thick layering socks or something — they’re too big and were rubbing against my feet in such a way as to make my socks start coming off. One sock was halfway off by the time I got to the office!!

    • Oops, that was supposed to be a reply to Maria.

      • maria

        yeah, that actually happens to me all the time, that’s why i need socks that almost go up to my knee. I wore a regular pair of high heeled boots and was too lazy/late for work to turn around and change footwear – so now have wet feet and will be sliding all over the sidewalk on my way home for sure!

  • Anonymous

    Rant: I can’t believe DC Police and DC AG Office would spend a second of their time worrying about or investigating David Gregory holding a high capacity clip and asking NRA about whether policy changes could help reduce gun carnage in our Country. Seriously people, it’s not like he is running a violent criminal organization on Meet the Press! MPD has much more important things they could focus on…Dismiss this sheeit and move on.

    • Can’t Have It

      I couldn’t disagree more. It’s illegal to have it, and the police were asked if he could show it on TV and the police said ‘no’. Would you still think it were OK if it were a bag of heroin he wanted to show on TV? Same concept – illegal to obtain, illegal to have. Not even the exalted journalists of Meet the Press are above the law.


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