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by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2017 at 9:09 am 95 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.

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  • Quotia Zelda

    Rave: The letterpress workshop was fun! My notecards came out really well, and the people at Typecase Industries were awesome.
    Rant: People who abuse Reply All.

    • maxwell smart

      re: Rant: People who abuse Reply All – except in cases where something embarrassing is sent to the entire office accidentally and it’s funny for everyone.

      • anoone

        One of our managers just accidentally forwarded a training opportunity for improving writing skills to the entire division, but addressed it to one employee saying, “I think you could benefit from this training.” Oops.

      • Andie302

        In law school we had a guy email the entire student body saying he was leaving. It was supposed to just go to admissions. I’m pretty sure no one ever saw his face again after that!

    • Quotia Zelda

      Late-arriving Rave: Meeting for tomorrow afternoon just got cancelled. While I would enjoy the meeting, it’s nice to have an unexpected block of free time.

  • anonymous

    Rant: Haven’t really talked much about the election- but the way president elect has handled the “fake news” about him has struck a nerve. It’s like he’s forgotten his birther movement agenda he pushed so hard about President Obama. Now he’s crying foul. He’s using Kellyanne Conway and she seems to enjoy having this “hard ball” attitude when defending him.
    Rave: It’s just a matter of time before they have a fall out.

  • dcd

    Mega Rant: WMATA doesn’t believe that it has a duty to passengers to assist, rescue and/or evacuate them in the event of a fire-emergency situation. What the actual hell? Safety culture, my Aunt Lizzie’s butt.
    Huh?: Apparently, floor to ceiling windows have become the new sign of affluence (or so I learned on Popville yesterday). Who knew?

  • Formerly ParkViewRes

    Rant: Work. Really need to find a new job. I think it might be time to start in a new field, but then I think what would I even do?
    Rant: Need a US tax guy. I called the guy who did my taxes maybe six years ago, but he didn’t call back. Can anyone recommend an accountant who can handle rental income, income earned in another country, etc?
    Rave: It’s Friday, got through the “long” week.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rave: My work to do list only has 1 thing left on it (a boring meeting).
    Rant: My after work to do list is a mile long.
    Rave: Going on vacation tomorrow! New Orleans here I come!

    • Idontgetit

      Please no postings about fried green bell pepper rings. That’s just rude!

      • Emmaleigh504

        I’ll just send pictures : )

  • Used_Car_Sucker

    I’d appreciate any advice from the Popville legal team…..
    I bought a used car and allowed myself to get suckered into buying an extended warranty that was rolled into the financing. I have 60 days to request a refund to get the full amount credited. According to the fine print, I need to get a general affidavit letter signed by a notary with the current mileage to submit to the dealership and warranty company. When I google “general affidavit letters,” I see several samples of ones from various states that list the “state” and “county” at the top of the form. However, I haven’t found one specific to DC. Is there a general DC form out there and do notaries typically sign for these forms after viewing the mileage? I could go back to the dealership in person, but it is quite far from town and I was hoping to avoid the shadiness of the place again. Thanks in advance for any advice.

    • Andie302

      A notary will sign anything if you pay them. They are basically certifying that you signed when you said you did and you are who you say you are. I’d take one of the other state affidavits and adapt it to DC for your purposes. Or just take the state off completely. They probably put the notary requirement in to make it more complicated. I’d also include a copy with the section highlighted – I’m guessing you may have a fight on your hands if it’s a shady business. Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

      • HaileUnlikely

        Hell, I’ve found notaries that will sign for free; years ago I had to have an “Affidavit of Fraud and Forgery” (related to identity theft) notarized and the notary at the TD Bank at 14th & F St NW (where I do *not* have an account – so evidently not just for account-holders) signed for free.

      • Hookdntx

        All TD banks have Notaries, they sign for free, no account needed.

        • Andie302

          Oh yeah, I forgot about banks! PNC will do it if you have an account there (but they don’t look it up or anything, so you can just nod and say you’re a customer)

        • anonymous

          From my experience -many HR offices have at least one that can notarize.

    • HoodCat

      I’m a notary and I just cross out the state and county and write in District of Columbia. I’ve never had a problem. :) Best of luck to you!

  • hiphopanonymous

    Rave: FRIDAY. Three-day weekend. Three day week!
    Rant: Work. It’s been a really looooong and tough week, even though I don’t really do anything. I’m so over this job, but am not looking for a new one b/c we’re waiting on the husband’s conditional job offer to come through. Totally snapped at the boss in a meeting yesterday.
    Rave: Getting out of town next weekend! Going to stay with a college friend in Harrisonburg, and I’m excited to explore the city. On the flip side, wish I were here for the Women’s March.
    Rant: Issues caused by ex-boyfriend that still haunt me from time to time.

    • bizzinger

      I love Harrisionburg! Go to Pale Fire and prepare to settle in and drink ALL their beer.

      • Wtf has happened to Harrisonburg since I went to JMU??? It’s cool now!
        Oh wait, many, many years have passed, that’s what happened.
        Get ice cream at Kline’s, but game the system and check which location has the better flavor of the week, if one of them has chocolate peanut butter that is your goal. I’m too old to weigh in on anything else.

  • Rant: there’s yellow powder on my street and all up and down NH Ave on trees and in tree boxes. My dog licked some last night before I noticed it was there and he threw up later. I’m not sure it’s related, but what the heck is it and why is it everywhere?
    Rant: As if being the black sheep department weren’t bad enough, I own the blackest of black sheep documents and the ramifications of being left out (see: being the black sheep) are getting absurd.
    Rave: just got offered what I’ve been told are awesome tickets to tonight’s Caps v Hawks game!
    Rave: skj tipped me off to free tickets to the Travel Show this weekend and there’s a cool photography session I’m planning to go to Sunday.
    dcd- I saw your question yesterday, I’ll get back to you in a bit.

    • Hookdntx

      Yellow powder is most likely colored flour from last nights Hash House Harriers run

      • Thanks.
        It just seems silly to me to put it on every tree on the same block, like the trail is going to completely disappear mid block, where there are no alleys.
        And now I get to steer my dog around like 15 piles of it on every walk.

  • blues

    Rave: We’re doing a babysitting swap with good friends this weekend – I’m watching her boys tonight, she’s watching our daughter tomorrow. So random unexpected date with FREE babysitting. I feel positively drunk with possibility. Or perhaps that’s drunk in advance of the wine I’ll enjoy.
    *
    Rave: VP Biden receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction yesterday. All the tears. ALL of them.
    *
    Rave: My favorite pair of jeans is back to zipping again. Holler to eating better and exercising.

  • anon

    Rant: It’s a month after our office move and we still don’t have locks/keys for our credenzas, etc.
    Rant: Electricians who came into the office (while I was out) to do electrical work didn’t put things back where they found them. Specifically, big heavy things. So now I’ll have to move them myself.
    Rant: I don’t think I’ve been in such a bad mood on a Friday morning in a long time.

  • UDPie

    Rant: Had late night meetings last night
    Rave: Left work early due to late night meetings, and biked to Puerto Rico Ave NE, continuing (after a long hiatus!) my BikeDC State Avenues quest. What wonderful evening for a bike ride.
    Rant: Had a dream about my Trump supporting godfather (but at least I got to tell him off in my dream).
    Rave: Acroyoga workshop tomorrow with my husband. I’m really looking forward to it!

    • mtpresident

      Where are you doing the workshop? That sounds like so much fun!

      • UDPie

        It’s in NYC at Om Factory Yoga and includes thai massage! I tried to do an Acroyoga workshop that was hosted last year here in DC but the company organizing it never responded to my request.

        • mtpresident

          Lol, probably a bit challenging to orchestrate with my wife. However, I do have plans for a gift idea that include traveling to NYC to see The Waitress, so perhaps I can add that to the mix…

    • maxwell smart

      re: Rave: Left work early due to late night meetings, and biked to Puerto Rico Ave NE, continuing (after a long hiatus!) my BikeDC State Avenues quest. What wonderful evening for a bike ride.

      In the Fall, WABA sponsors the 50 states ride, where you bike all over DC to ride on all 50 states. It’s a tough ride (it was SO hot last year), but really fun. And then you can say you biked all 50 states to confusion of friends and coworkers.

      • UDPie

        I’ve always wanted to do that but have always had to travel for work around the time it’s planned. I’ve been biking to the state avenues in alphabetical order for a while now, starting and ending at the same point. It’s been a fun way to see different parts of the city!

  • jim_ed

    Rave: Catered our daughters birthday party with El Sol. The food was predictably a huge hit, the price was super reasonable, and they gave us enough food to not only feed the party, but for me to bring it into my office and basically cater an office lunch for two days.
    Rave: Yesterday’s beautiful weather lined up perfectly with a work event that had me outside for a good chunk of the day.
    Rant: My office is outside of the security zone, so I probably have to work during inauguration.
    Rant: Have a gut feeling that either inauguration or the march on Saturday are going to devolve into complete chaos. No idea whose fault it will be, but I’m imagining tear gas and shattered glass.

    • Blithe

      Sadly, and frighteningly, I share your last Rant. And I’m the most worried about the march on Saturday — because it offers such an opportunity to show Real America that efforts to protest the current political climate are “irrational” and will be crushed.

      • Andie302

        I am very much hoping this isn’t the case, but my gut is in the same place, and my butt is getting out of town. Fiancé and his family are planning to attend though, so I’ll still be a bit of a wreck until it’s over!

        • skj84

          Agree. I’m a worrier so of course I’m thinking of all the worst case scenarios. I hope to goodness I’m wrong. While my office is also just out of the restricted area, its close enough that management realized everyone’s commutes would be impacted. Thankfully we have the go ahead to work remote. I’m actually taking the day off, I don’t really want to be online that day.

  • Blithe

    Hyper-Rant: Paul Ryan told a white, male, Republican cancer survivor who credits the ACA with saving his life that it will be replaced “with something better”– details apparently unknown. The same Ryan who personally benefited from the social security safety net that he now wants to destroy. So, basically, his vision for America is…..?
    Associated Hyper-Rant: I would really like to have a bonfire — and ask everyone over the age of 23 to come and toss their copies of anything and everything by Ayn Rand. I can’t actually do this though, because I live in an apartment, and bonfires are prohibited. Gah!
    Rave: Yesterday’s sunny, seventies weather!

    • wdc

      Correction: Paul Ryan told a RICH white male Republican cancer survivor… the guy said he could have afforded to pay for his treatment three times over, but they required insurance. Guys like him are exactly who the ACA replacement will serve best. No wonder Ryan was so comfortable with him.

      • dcd

        I am clinging to the hope (belief?) that the ACA repeal and “replacement” fiasco will shed a harsh light on how intellectually bankrupt and dysfunctional the GOP is. I mean, the head of the Freedom Caucus is getting antsy on voting for repeal without more specifics on replacement. The Freedom Caucus!
        .
        It actually would be hilarious, if the implications weren’t so serious for so many people. It’s like they just realized they needed a plan – except “Repeal and Replacement” has been the GOP’s lodestar for 6 years, and Paul Ryan, the purported leading policy wonk in the GOP (which shows you just how bare the cupboard really is) still has no idea of what to do. And it’s going to get worse.

        • Anon

          “shed a harsh light” – plenty of light has been shed as is, I’m not sure this will make much difference

          • dcd

            Taking intellectually bankrupt positions that they know won’t pass is one thing. Actually implementing them is something else. I hope Schumer and the rest of the Democratic caucus sticks to their collective guns and doesn’t bail out any replacement plan with D votes.

    • dcd

      Any Rand’s philosophies are despicable. That said – book burning? No. It’s certainly more egregious when committed by a governmental authority, but even when done by private actors it’s anti-intellectual and anti-democratic. If it’s wrong to burn The Origin of the Species, Hemingway, and the Satanic Verses, it’s wrong to burn Ayn Rand. When we start differentiating book burnings(or other political actions) based on how we feel about the content of the book, we get into real trouble.

      • Blithe

        I know! But, but….. Sigh. Not only do I agree with you, I actually think that everyone one should read Ayn Rand as a callow youth. I realize, though, that I also count on such things as critical thinking, compassion, and maturity to override what I view as the extremely dubious charms of Rand’s philosophy. I lacked the imagination to envision the possibility of someone like Paul Ryan influencing government policy — and millions of lives.

        • wdc

          We should have a rule that you have to read more than Ayn Rand though. Definitely read it. But you have to read Germinal, first. And anyone quoting the Old Testament must include a supporting quote from the New. *wink*

        • Anonymous

          Correction: everyone should *try to* read Ayn Rand. I attempted both the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged on multiple occasions and never made it more than ~50 pages in. I remember it being pretty laughable. I did actually make it through Anthem though, but that was quite short. And silly, I remember thinking it was a very silly book.

      • Planner

        Will that dreck even burn?
        The BS level is so high I would think the bonfire would just be a lot of smoke without fire.
        (All this talk of callow youth takes me back to architecture school when just about everyone EXCEPT me wanted to be Howard Roark. Yet another reason I crossed the hall to the Planning department and got the heck out of architecture.)

    • OffTheAvenue

      Re: Associated Hyper-Rant: When I was 18, I was briefly enamored of Ayn Rand and devoured all her books. By age 19, I regained common sense and was over that stupidity—it’s such pffffftttt and lame writing. At least I had the excuse of youth.

      • Blithe

        Yeah, the writing is pretty horrible. And I quite agree with dcd that her ideas and ideals are despicable. But there’s something so attractive about her stuff when you’re teetering between adolescence and adulthood trying to find some affirming truth for your own, presumably brilliant, individualism. And there’s something so satisfying about growing up a bit, re-reading a bit, and having the perspective to reach for better ideals and philosophies to guide and accompany your life.

  • anoone

    With respect to WDC’s observation yesterday of ” men rejecting women’s ideas and then floating the SAME ideas as their own later in the SAME MEETING.”

    Yes. This happens a lot. I go to 2-4 meetings every day and this is not unusual and sometimes women do it. A tepid reaction is given to a solution proposed, then a little while later that idea is presented again and gets traction. My question: how to handle it? It seems petty and unprofessional to say, “wait, I said that 5 minutes ago.”

    I can imagine supporting another colleague by saying something like, “Ed, I think we should explore that idea more, and it relates to what Mary said a few minutes ago when she proposed X. Next steps would be blah blah blah…”

    But if it’s me whose idea got appropriated? How to say that? Anyone got a good MO for handling it, and also, making it stop?

    • Anonymous

      You say “Yes! That’s what I was getting at when I said X a couple minutes ago. To be more specific…..” and then take a moment to elaborate, expand, or agree so that it doesn’t sound like you’re just being petty and unprofessional. Making it stop? Unlikely. I would just focus on getting your ideas heard more/better.

    • textdoc

      Are there other women in your office? Could you try the “amplification” strategy?
      .
      WaPo article on the “amplification” strategy employed by female Obama aides:
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/09/13/white-house-women-are-now-in-the-room-where-it-happens/
      .
      … and how it caught on elsewhere:
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/10/25/how-a-white-house-womens-office-strategy-went-viral/
      .
      Disclaimer: I can’t claim any personal experience with this — my office is mostly women, and we don’t have that many meetings.

    • stacksp

      My only comment that this does not only happy to women. Sr Management does it to worker bees (Male/Female) and mid managers all the time.

      It appears to be about elevating status and maintaining seniority within the organization…

    • houseintherear

      I’m a teacher and my admin (both female, as am I, just a side note) does this frequently. I usually speak up because I’m a loudmouth, and say something like, “Yes, I agreed with that idea yesterday when Sue came up with it, and I still agree!” (SMILE) Or, “I agree that’s a great idea… that’s why I brought it up yesterday.” (SMILE)

      • Traveler

        Love this approach.

    • anoone

      Thank you very much all for the ideas! I appreciate it.

  • mtpresident

    Rant: So damn tired. Perhaps I can get some rest over the long weekend.
    Rant: predicted iciness for tomorrow might muck up plans with my mom’s group.
    Rave: You just never know what’s going to come out of mtpkiddo’s mouth. I love it.
    Rave: Getting a bit better about kiddo bedtimes. Mtpkiddo actually stayed in bed (or at least in her room) after we left the last two nights!
    Rant: Suspecting that while it’s been hard to get her out of bed the last couple of mornings, she’ll be up and raring to go for weekend mornings.

  • Idontgetit

    Rant: I have a bad code and my node is stuffed up and I’m sneebing a lot and it’s my birfday.
    Rave: I’ve only gotten two birthday cards in the mail so far. From my nieces father and mother-in-law. They even sent separate cards. Is that a thing now for married couples? #MidwestNice

    • Blithe

      Habby Burdday IDGI! I hobe your code is Much bedder soon!

    • Anonamom

      Happy Birfday! Hope you feel better :)

    • Emmaleigh504

      Happy, happy birthday!

    • anonymouse_dianne

      Happy Birfday! But I’m still older than you ;-)

    • textdoc

      Happy birthday, IDGI!

    • Happy birfday!

    • SinSA

      Happy Birthday!

    • MPinDC

      Happy happy birthday IDGI!

    • mtpresident

      Happy birthday! Hope you feel better soon!

    • Anon

      It took me a moment to process the connection between your bad code and whatever node that was affected. ;-)

    • Herewegoagain

      Happy Birthday, and many more!!

  • bluesy

    Rant: Watching this new reality in Washington and hoping everyone will remember their outrage when it’s time to vote in a few years, stand up for the people who will no-doubt be shoved out/suppressed, and hold on to their decency. We are in for a rough ride.
    Rave: Yoga, deep breathing and more yoga

  • SinSA

    Rave: Friday! Long weekend!
    Rave: Catch up dinner with friends I’ve been estranged from – hoping that this year will resolve things one way or another
    Rant/Rave: Comcast. Either my cables or my DVR have been messed up for almost a month now. I finally got around to scheduling an appointment to get it checked out. The rep said the technician was just coming to assess the issue, and I said “No, the tech is also going to resolve the issue at the same time, or it’s a waste of my time and an inefficient use of the tech’s time. Please ensure that the technician will have a DVR and any cables/tools necessary to make a swap or fix the existing situation when they arrive for my appointment. Additionally, please credit my account for the month or so that I’ve been having these issues.” And they agreed! (The rant was the fact that I had to even explain this situation to them in the first place, although unsurprising)
    Rave: Joe Biden’s surprise medal ceremony
    Rant: Many of my friends being assholes about Joe Biden’s surprise medal ceremony
    Question: It’s okay for men to date younger women, but women who date younger men generally get made fun of – there’s a guy that is 8 years younger than me. Is that…too young? Trying to be more open to possibilities…
    Rave: My warm winter coat has been fixed in time for this stupid weather.

    • artemis

      My husband is six years younger than me, and I worried so much about the age difference when we started dating (would he be ready for the same level of commitment as me? would he want anything serious? am i dating a zygote?). Dating him was one of the best decisions I ever made. Go into it with an open mind. It may or may not work out, but if you give the dude a chance, you will never wonder “what if.”

      • You have the best hubby!

      • textdoc

        I loved this: “Am I dating a zygote?” :)

      • SinSA

        I’m so glad/relieved to hear this! Thank you. “Am I dating a zygote” made me laugh out loud.

    • dcd

      My wife is 3 years older than me. It’s a non-issue (though she does get a little annoyed that she is the oldest in a fairly extended group of friends, particularly around birthday time). No reason not to see what develops.

    • Anonymous

      Men who date younger women also get made fun of btw. As for you, date whomever you want. Do you really care what people think if it’s a good match? Just be aware that with any large age gap there’s a pretty decent chance that there will be a corresponding “maturity” gap. If it’s not working, don’t persevere just to “prove” the point that age doesn’t matter.

      • textdoc

        “Men who date younger women also get made fun of btw.” To a small extent, sure… but it’s still way more accepted in our society than for women to date younger men.

        • Anonymous

          I was trying to state the non-obvious, since SinSA already has a grasp of the obvious.

    • textdoc

      “It’s okay for men to date younger women, but women who date younger men generally get made fun of – there’s a guy that is 8 years younger than me. Is that…too young? Trying to be more open to possibilities…”
      .
      I think it really depends on what feels “too young” for you. As long you’re interested in a guy and he’s interested in you, surely it’s worth it to go on a date?
      .
      There’s what I think xkcd called the “standard creepiness rule” that you’re not supposed to date anyone younger than half your age plus seven. (So if you’re 36, that’s 18 +7 = 25.) You don’t need to go all the way to that lower bound if you don’t want to, but I think it’s good not to rule out men who are, say, 6-8 years younger than you are.

      • dcd

        We used to say that you can’t date below the hard deck (grew up in the era of Top Gun). Same equation – age divided by 2 plus 7.

        • textdoc

          I had a male friend who laughed when I brought that equation up, because he seemed to think it applied only to men dating younger women. -facepalm- What’s good for the gander ought to be good for the goose too.

    • Andie302

      Go for it! My finance is five years younger, best friends is six, and my brother is seven years younger than my SIL – all have worked out well. I think it just depends on the two people, and it’s possible that it could work out perfectly!

    • HaileUnlikely

      Regarding the age thing, I think the absolute ages involved is an important consideration, not just the number of years of difference. If you are 60 and you are dating somebody who is 52 or 68, who cares? If you are 22 and you are dating somebody who is 8 years younger than you, our society generally frowns upon that for straightforward reasons. I have a happily-married friend in her early forties whose husband just turned 30. This is admittedly less common, but they are great together (and anybody who doesn’t know them would probably guess that they were both about the same age and about halfway between the ages of the two…)

    • wdc

      My bubble is pretty thick, so my opinion/ experience is probably worthless. But men who date way younger are the subject of some really harsh criticism in my world, whereas women dating younger are admired, in a “you go, girl” kind of way.
      I recognize that we are outliers, but at some point, you just have to make your own reality, and make it look good so others will join in.

    • anon for this

      the only thing I would be worried about for females dating much younger males would be their lack of maturity. my fiancé is 14 years older than me (I’m early thirties, he’s mid forties) and one of the biggest stressors in our relationship is that I feel like he still doesn’t know how to “adult” properly. Without going into specifics (and with the caveat that he is a generous and loving and in many ways wonderful partner), I find that I often have to act like a mother in a household that doesn’t have any actual children, because he can be impulsive and irresponsible even when it comes to non-trivial things like retirement planning. Additionally, I feel like my single friends often complain about lack of maturity and commitment phobia from guys in DC. If I were you, I would be wary of anyone much younger, especially if they are still in their 20s. But that all being said – everyone is different, so meet the guy and suss out for yourself whether he seems like a good fit.

    • Traveler

      Husband is 4 years younger. And he was committed from the get go and the one that was ready to start a family when I was still waffling whether the time was right. Agree with Artemis… open mind and take a chance…

    • anon

      My husband is 6 years younger than me – we started dating when he was in his *early* 20s and I was in my late 20s. His experiences and personality mean that he’s more mature than I was at his corresponding age – so it has worked out. Because I’m blunt, I brought up some of the tricky stuff early(ish) in our relationship, like “I want to have kids, so if you want a long-term relationship with me, think about the likely timeframe… ”

      We were entertained early in our relationship when we were ID’d in the rural state we were living in. Female servers would shake their head at me, and male servers would give him a congratulatory nod. After 5 years, we don’t get the same reaction (and don’t get ID’d as much).

      I’d dated men in my age-range who were way less mature, more insecure, and couldn’t make a decision to save their lives. In short, it’s the person, not the age, that matters. Keep an open mind.

      • SinSA

        You guys are wonderful. Thank you. I’m going to go on a date with him. I’ve also dated men my age who are totally clueless and immature and so on…and this guy seems to know what he wants and is pretty up front about it. It’s refreshing!

        • textdoc

          Best of luck with the date!

          • SinSA

            Thanks, it’ll probably be in a couple weeks. I’ll keep you posted, if you want.

  • artemis

    Rant: Friend’s funeral is on Monday. This is going to be very hard and very sad but I also hope an opportunity for family and friends to come together and honor his memory. I talked with his mom on the phone yesterday; that was an incredibly sad conversation. I don’t know how parents fully recover from losing a child.
    Rave: As his mom said, and I agree, there is comfort in knowing that he’s not in pain anymore.
    Rant: If anyone makes an asinine comment about suicide during this service, I will slay them.
    Rant: The lack of good, easily accessible mental health services in this country.

    • anonymouse_dianne

      I’m so sorry. I will be thinking of you.

    • Traveler

      Condolences!

    • SinSA

      Hugs. I lost a very dear friend of mine almost a year ago to suicide. I’m pretty sure parents never do recover. I’m so unbelievably sorry that you (and everyone who knew your friend) has to go through this.

    • textdoc

      I’m so sorry for your loss, Artemis. I hope gathering with his friends and family provides some solace.

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