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2019.04.07 16:11 Movie Cliches

This is a list of the most annoying and common logic flaws and stereotypes found in movies. Comments, additions and suggestions welcome!

2023.06.10 00:20 cj-ryan Issue with Switch States

A few months back I installed a Lutron Caseta system. I have a number of dimmers, several two-way dimmers … and tree switches in the bathroom, two lights and a fan. I'm using it all with HomeKit.
Everything works reliably, except the bathroom switches. There seem to be at least two things unique to these units: (a) they are switches rather than dimmers; (b) they are a bit further from the bridge than many of the others — although I do have one dimmer that's approximately the same distance, and while I don't use it as often as the others it doesn't seem to have the same issues as the bathroom switches:
The switches don't seem reliably to remember their on/off state. I can sometimes overcome this by asking for the opposite state: if they're off and don't respond to a command to turn them on I ask to turn them off and then on. This doesn't always work, however.
Anything obvious I could check?
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2023.06.10 00:19 cravesbullets What are some alternatives to Adderall for ADHD in patients where Adderall causes irritability and rage?

25yo female, 5’0” 95lbs.
TLDR if you have seen patients who become enraged with adderall, what alternative ended up being the right one? I do not have a psychiatrist and it’s my PCP who prescribed my adderall.
More specific details:
My ADHD has caused me to lose jobs (im a mechanic) due to my lack of motivation, inclination toward instant gratification (ie calling in and going back to sleep), and distracted behaviors causing me to lose tools or service tickets which leads to less speedy service. My low frustration tolerance also lead me to blow up or cry quite often and leave jobs due to the embarrassment.
I tried non-stimulants first (strattera) and it made me very sick and emotionally catty. Picked a fight w roommates and got kicked out. I finally got an Adderall prescription earlier this year. Like most, I started at 5mg IR. It helped for a day or two but then only made me irrationally enraged by every tiny thing. I increased to 15, which helped for much longer, but eventually lead to the same result. My dr seemed convinced I would face the same issue (working well but only right after increasing dosage) until I was at the max dose and then we’d have to ween and switch. She tried switching me to 20mg XR, but the pharmacy was on back order so I just stopped taking it altogether.
Adderall also made me very detached, I stopped being lovey with my gf and it created a distance between us. The insomnia caused problems in our relationship as well, but then sleep aids caused problems with grogginess and tardiness.
Have you seen alternate stimulants work for patients who get too angry on adderall? What were they? Are there any meds that may help with anger overall? If the ADHD doesn’t disrupt my entire life, the anger does. And I struggle with anger enough on my own as it is.
Thanks in advance.
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2023.06.10 00:18 Pitiful-Special1472 23 [M4F] Europe - Cute anime husbando looking for cute anime waifu!

If you're a person, there's a 99.99% chance I'm not right for you. Consider skipping to the bullet points below before going through the wall of text.


I have zero girlfriends and I would like to increase that number to one. I have absolutely zero reason to believe this will work, but I don't need to believe, I just need to make the post. Sometimes in life, if you want to see change, you try to bring change, whether there is hope or not.
The term "hopeless romantic" is a bit overused, but I do overly romanticize the idea of a relationship. The problem is, my expectations are unrealistic. To be clear, this is one of the most significant reasons I'm single. I'm literally one of those idiots with a list of checkboxes to tick and seemingly there isn't a person on Earth who ticks all of them. This is my little personal Fermi paradox - could I really be truly alone in a world of ~8 billion humans?
In a way, we're all alone in our minds. But I still feel like if I met the right person, we could understand each other on a deeper level. A level of understanding we just don't have with anyone else. It's this connection I seek. I'd rather have one relationship with a person I'd be happy to live and die with, than a hundred hedonistic flings.
I don't believe in soulmates just because I don't believe in supernatural stuff in general. And if I did, I'd feel wrong calling myself just half a soul. But the term exists because people who invented it had relationships that made them subjectively experience a connection that's special. One day, I hope to have that in my life as well. And considering how my odds are so low that I might as well call it magic if I succeed, my search for a high compatibility partner is similar to a search for a soulmate.
Sometimes I wonder. By the year 2100, I almost certainly will have either given up, died alone, or found someone and died not alone. It'd be nice to know the outcome, but maybe it's even better to see it happen.
This post is not trying to talk you into contacting me. It's just information about me so you can decide that for yourself. If you're not convinced, then I don't deserve to have you, simple as that.


About me


These are things I'm just not into. Nothing wrong with them, but they are not traits I'm looking for in a partner. Opposites do not attract in this case. Please don't message if they apply to you.

Contacting me

Please send me a reddit DM (envelope icon), not a reddit chat (speech bubble icon) because I notice DMs way quicker.
It'd be best if you wrote a short introduction, but I'll respond even to a "hi". I also have a little conversational game prepared if you're into that.
Please include the 27th prime number in your message.
As long as this post is up, I'm looking to find you, even if it's years old.
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2023.06.10 00:18 tanon789 How did it come to this?

How did it come to this?
I was one of the nerds in school. But it wasn't because I wanted to, my parents made me that way. They force me to have good grades all the time. They acted like school was only thing that mattered. I wasn't being myself. I wanted to do sports and meet girls but I was too anxious and awkward. Everyone thought I didn't care about relationships, but I actually thought about girls every day, all the time.
I had many crushes back in elementary school and in high school. I texted girls from my class all the time. I was sending and receiving hundreds of messages on Messenger every day. But I was always afraid to make a real move. To actually attemp to spend some time irl with them. Every time I liked a girl, I thought I wasn't good enough for her so why bother. I was ugly, thin, weak. I was only good at one single thing. School.
I thought maybe my smartness and good grades will impress the girls. So stupid. But it actually worked. Especially with that one girl. I used to help her study all the time in college. I wanted to hang out with her. I wanted to be real friends. I was focusing on friendship because I didn't believe I was good enough for her. I felt she was my soulmate. So many hours spent texting and doing homework together. But she never wanted to spend time irl with me, only when necessary, like on the way to and from school. Long story short, she found out I fell in love with her and cut contact with me.
I was heartbroken. Depressed. Devastated. I thought she was the one. I couldn't imagine not even being friends with her anymore. This led to period of darkness. Other girls from high school eventually stopped responding to my messages. So I stopped texting women. I felt like they would only use for help with school work. I kept my conversations with female classmates impersonal. I didn't want to catch feelings again. I wasn't sure I could survive it. Another heartbreaking could send me over the edge if you know what I mean.
Then COVID hit and I started to study from home. No real change to my social life which was almost non-existent. But I moved back in with my parents which hurt me mentally and set me back. Now I live alone and work from home. Almost no contact with other gender.
I am still ugly. But I went from texting multiple girls every day to zero. Now I have no female friends. Zero messages per day on average. Luckily I still have few male friends but we don't hang out often. The sad thing is my parents think I chose this. They probably think I am just a loner who doesn't want a relationship. Yes, I said it myself. But just because I didn't want to admit failure. I am also having health issues and I am too anxious to even attempt to solve them.
Not sure why I post this. It's long post and it's still only like 10% of what I want to say but I don't want to waste any more of your time. Thanks for reading this useless post. And sorry for grammatical errors, I am having few beers, I am not native speaker and I am not going to proofread this.
To end this, please explain to me:
How did it come to this?
How to get back on track with finding a girlfriend?
BTW I tried to publish this on new acc but got deleted because my acc was new. I think we should remove those restrictions. People post very personal stuff here so the need for new account is reasonable.
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2023.06.10 00:17 theacorngirl another post about food

just a rant about how difficult/frustrating it is to deal with challenges around food. i love food, but my problems with appetite, interoception, sensory stuff, and executive functioning make eating a Whole Thing. currently, i am trying not to lose my shit at work because the sandwich place i always go to was out of my usual favorite and i had to get something on the fly (grilled cheese). i actually LIKE grilled cheese, but because it's not what i was in the mood for, my brain is basically telling me "this is not food." but i have to eat SOMETHING, so i am pretty much just forcing it down. it's making me shudder and twitch and gag and i HATE IT. i am trying to be kind to myself here, but it's times like this that i really resent the way i'm wired and find myself thinking stuff like, why can't i just be normal??? 😭
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2023.06.10 00:17 Ryuho_Hitori Game Crash

So the weirdest thing just happened?
I was playing duo survivor and we were admittedly winning with only one survivor dead. But while I almost finished decoding the gate for like 3 of us at one side, and my game crashed. I knew this happens quite often, and knew that it my character would still finish decoding the door before showing afk completely, so i just try and load in, but failed to load in 3 whole times. Everytime my game was loading into match, it would crash AGAIN.
After finally loading in on the fourth try, I was already out of game, and saw that only two people managed to escape? Even though if I were to crash, someone else could've continued decoding since it was basically primed. So now I'm wondering, Is this a hack? Or is this game just that buggy 💀 and I might need to repair it.
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2023.06.10 00:16 ziig-piig Manifestations rules?

I know love-spells often backfire and are bad ideas in general so I’ve been doing love come to me spells and soft manifestation for an increase of love and friendship w me and specific person(writing down intentions and hopes, charging crystals, voice work and frequency meditation) It worked for a single night and he hasn’t hung out with me much since I know everyone can be busy and I shouldn’t get too worried about it so I started doing self love spells to just meditate and become for comfortable and affluent with myself and my place in the community. Im sort of afraid if I stop directing energy towards him though our energetic cord will be tainted and we might grow apart, but then again most the guys I’ve ever wanted immediately showed interest in me the second I got over them. The thing is I really don’t think I’ll get over this one. But I I try to fake being disinterested anyways like leaving him on seen and talking to other people in hopes something will change but it doesn’t. He still makes an effort to talk to me but it’s not the closeness I crave. Should I continue doing spells because I got them to work once or just focus on myself and wait for what will come to me I’m worried my previous spells are interfering with fate, should I throw them out or keep the positive energy flowing his way ?
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2023.06.10 00:16 Grouchy-Tap1135 How do you handle insecurity and jealousy in a relationship? I am a 25F and my boyfriend is 27M

I just want to start out by saying I know that everything I’m about to explain is unhealthy, I know that there’s no good that could come from it either. But I need to get it off my chest and maybe see if anyone has had a similar experience.
I am a 25 year old female, my boyfriend of 10 months is 27. We are very much in love and he is by far the most genuine, amazing person I’ve ever dated. Truly he is everything I could want in a partner. A few months back I was looking for something in his closet, he was away at work, and I stumbled upon old letters and pictures. These letters were love letters he had written to his ex a few years ago. They dated from 2017-2020, went to college together and lived in LA together. I won’t go into too many details but my boyfriend had a bad problem with alcohol and drugs at the time (he is now 3 years sober) but this caused his ex to kick him out and he ended up in the state I am from for rehab. I won’t say where but it’s a poor state with not much to offer, I was born and raised here, even stayed for college. Anyways, I found myself reading these letters and I couldn’t stop. They were heartbreaking. Just so beautifully written and I couldn’t imagine how you could write these things to someone and not be with them anymore. I also discovered that she was breathtakingly beautiful from the photos, model material really. I ended up finding her social media which is public and wow. She is not only pretty, but successful and smart as well. Truly a huge blow to my self esteem. This was months ago and I still find myself thinking about the letters and looking at her IG page. Just imagining how amazing their life was in LA. Obviously I know he had a lot of issues then but I know they were still very in love and he was good at hiding all his addictions until the end.
I wonder constantly if he misses the big city life and thinks about what his future with her could have been if he had gotten sober there when she asked him too. He chose to stay in my state because he prefers the smaller towns and slower way of life and she is now a big NYC writer who prefers that lifestyle.
I just feel so inadequate compared to her. I can’t understand how living in this state with much less to offer is more appealing to him than his old life. Most of his friends live in either LA or NYC too so he’s also giving that up to be here and tells me all the time this is where he plans to stay. He has no idea I’ve seen the letters and pictures and has only talked to me about her when telling his story of addiction and how she saved his life by sending him away from LA. When I’ve asked why he didn’t return to her when he finally got sober he said they just wanted different things by then.
I’m sorry I know this is long and drawn out but I think about it so much. I often wonder if she showed up on his doorstep willing to move here and be with him, what he would say…
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2023.06.10 00:16 Marvynwillames [Excerpt - Dark Heresy The Inquisitor's Handbook] The multiple facets of the Imperial Cult

From time to time its asked just how tolerant the Imperium is, how this galaxy wide government imposes its faith. With how large the Imperium is, and how inneficient the FTL travel and communication is, its only natural that the faith isnt uniform. But, how does said faith varies? What is and what isn't allowed. In the excerpt, we can see some explanations
A Life of Worship
The Emperor has a profound effect in the lives of the people he protects. To most, He is everywhere and everything. Part of every citizen’s life is to honour the Emperor, often on a daily basis, for the protection and guidance that He provides. How they honour Him, however, will of course vary depending on where they live and just how they choose to view the Emperor. For example, on the world of Acreage, the priests of the High King teach that the Emperor is the “King of the Sky”; sky-mill workers must keep there eyes averted from the heavens when they work high above the ground, lest they anger Him with their impudence. Villages often make “candle-balloons” in which to offer their prayers. On the mining world of Luggnum, the pit-shafts are so dangerous that all miners undertake hour-long blessings by the station abbot before they descend. Miners that have refused or avoided such blessings are scorned (or even killed) by their co-workers, lest they bring ill-luck to all, proving that perhaps the blessing does in fact protect from harm. Then there are worlds like Dwimlicht, a feral world far from the civilized core of the sector, where primitive locals see the Emperor as a mighty star-god and shave their heads so that at night He might look into their minds with His million eyes and see that they are faithful.
Whatever the world’s particular teachings, almost universally, citizens pray before work, before meals and before downtime. They thank the Emperor for what they have and pray to Him for what they desire. As most citizens of the Imperium are poorly educated, often knowing only what they need to do their jobs, prayer and the teachings of the Ministorum are all they know of the galaxy or world beyond their homes. They often believe wholeheartedly that if they do not pray to the Emperor and follow the instructions of His clerics, they risk their very souls (a belief unfortunately justified on many worlds). Over time, citizens become entwined in the rituals of worship, so that daily prayers to the Emperor are as natural to them as breathing. For most, this is as far as they come in their religious observance, convinced of their faith, living and dying without ever questioning the Ministorum or the god it serves.
Of course there are those who stray from the path. Paying no more than lip service to the Imperial Creed, these people forget their faith (if indeed they ever had it) and instead choose to see the Emperor as a distant overlord, ruling an empire that He will never see from a state of neither death nor life. Such folk choose to live by their own set of morals and ethics, though usually they have little of either. On many advanced worlds these kinds of people thrive. Where the rise of technology has overshadowed spirituality and wonder, so too does it undermine the belief in a power greater than mankind. Such places can be breeding grounds for the faithless or for those that would scorn the power of the Emperor for more tangible and immediate rewards.
For many citizens, however, the truth is, as always, somewhere between fevered worship and the brink of heresy. Most citizens pray at their local shrine once a ten-cycle, and invoke the Emperor’s name to protect them from evil; but beyond this they go about their daily lives like everybody else.
A Question of Faith
Just what your PC believes, when it comes to the Imperial Creed is up to you. All Acolytes have been raised in the shadow of the Cult of the Emperor and cannot doubt His influence and the power of the Imperium. However, deciding to accept or reject any of the myriad of nuances making up His religion, such as the stock placed in certain saints or the best way to interpret His will, is up to you to decide. The following questions may be used to help you round out your character’s religious beliefs.
How was the Emperor revered on your home world?
The worship of the Emperor varies greatly from world to world and, quite often different cultures focus on a key aspect of His power. For instance, on an agri-world it might be the grace of the Emperor that protects and nurtures their crops and villages, while keeping them safe in the night. Hence the population would view Him as a benevolent figure that guides and shelters them. Alternatively on a penal world, the Emperor is a harsh judge and overseer who weighs your every deed and strikes you down if you are found wanting. Here the population would view Him as an unquestionable overlord to be obeyed and feared. These various experiences colour how you see the Emperor and His role in your character’s life; even though your circumstances may have now changed, you remember the mighty Star-God or glowering statues of your childhood.
Were there any saints on your home world?
Many worlds have their own saints, whether sanctioned by the Ecclesiarchy or not. This helps people to better relate to the Emperor and His Creed. After all, at one time or another, saints were humans who lived, struggled and died in His name. If your character grew up on a world where the Ecclesiarchy was strong, it is likely that he or she would have also been taught about some of the many saints of the Imperium and be able to name each of the twenty-three trials of Quirdas, or tell the story of Kinorr the Pure and the three-armed Ork for instance. You would also have been taught about any local saints, such as the founder of your world (provided he was not a foul traitor who resisted the Imperium in any way). All this, of course, is not to say that a character born far from the schooling of the Ecclesiarchy could not come from a world blessed by saints. In many primitive cultures, for instance, the first warrior to approach the skyship when it landed is credited for “welcoming” the Emperor to their world (whether he got a bolt shell for his troubles or not).
Are there any saints that you personally identify with?
Where the Cult of the Emperor is strong, so too is the influence of its saints. On such devout worlds, when a child first receives the blessing of the Emperor it is not uncommon for the residing cleric to choose a saint to watch over the infant, sometimes adding the saint’s name to that of the child. These guardian saints are said to follow the person through his life, helping him to overcome his problems and finally, when he dies, usher him into the Emperor’s light. Sometimes, people come to have a guardian saint through other means, such as a man who nearly drowns taking up the worship of Epps the Unwell, saint of dangerous environments, for example. So it is possible, either though his upbringing or a chance event, that your character may have a very close relationship with one or more saints, praying to them regularly and looking to them for guidance in times of need.
How do you believe people should best serve the Emperor?
The people of the Imperium are often taught that they serve the Emperor in everything they do, whether it is vanquishing His foes or cleaning bilges on His cargo ships. However, most citizens of the Imperium believe that certain tasks please the Emperor more than others. For example, many believe that there is no greater service to the Emperor than killing His foes, be they aliens, heretics or witches. These people claim that His favour can only be found by wading through a sea of xenos blood. Others extol the virtues of self-deprivation and abstinence, claiming that the true light of the Emperor can only be found within our frail mortal shell. These folk suggest fasting and flagellating as the means to seek His grace. Some believe that what the Emperor truly desires is souls to cry out His name in worship, demanding that His word be spread to new worlds in order to turn unbelievers from their wicked ways and into His light. Of course it can be all of these or none, and ultimately it is up to you to choose just what your character believes.
What do you believe will happen when you die?
The Imperium is a violent, perilous place where life is cheap and death is common. For citizens on even the most stable and safe of worlds, most expect a lifetime of toil that leads to an unmarked grave. For this reason, the Ministorum teaches that, through service and sacrifice to the Emperor, the faithful can find eternal peace beyond the gates of death. For many, it is enough to know that no matter how terrible their lives or the drudgery of their days, this reward awaits them. Some, however, know more than they care to about the nature of the universe and the things lurking beyond the veil of death. Acolytes often know or have seen things that can alter their perception of death and what lies beyond, all of which is tied closely to their religious outlook. It is possible that every action your character makes is a step along the path to his eternal reward at the Emperor’s side, or perhaps your Acolyte has seen too much and knows that all they have to look forward to is the chilling madness of the warp. In either case, with such a risky occupation, your character’s feelings about death can have a profound effect on his personality and how he reacts to others.
How has the Ministorum affected your life?
Finally, the most important aspect about how your character feels about the Ecclesiarchy and the worship of the Emperor comes down to how he or she was treated by those that claim to work in His name. Perhaps he was treated well by the faith, raised by caring, if strict, abbots and clerics of the Schola Progenium and he views all those who wear the mantle of the Ministorum with respect and obedience. On the other hand, your character might have seen his family and friends put to the torch for trivial crimes in the name of the Emperor by corrupt and cruel confessors, leaving him with a deep distrust of those who claim to work in His holy name. This can be made more complicated by the fact that the Ministorum is often at odds with itself, and, like the Inquisition, there are equal amounts of the faithful and the flawed in its ranks.
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2023.06.10 00:15 SamBurleyArt Advice for Seattle newbie?

At 35 I’ve finally decided to make an attempt at growing something, but I haven’t the faintest clue about any of this and want to start easy. In the little research I’ve done though I’m having trouble committing to what would work in Seattle’s climate.
Our weather isn’t quite as one-note as outsiders like to believe. Yes we often get daily drizzles and lots of cloud cover from October to March, but it’s actually extremely dry and sunny from June to August often with no rain for a several weeks. We also tend to get 1-2 weeks of freezing temps with snow each winter, and 1-2 weeks of scorching 90+ F temps in the summer. But it seems like anything that can handle hot, dry summers also hates cold, wet winters and vice versa.
So my question is this… what would you recommend as some easy plants and setups for a total novice to get started with that can handle the oscillating climate here? (And is preferably non-toxic to dogs.)
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2023.06.10 00:15 Waste_Mulberry8421 Breakthrough bleeding?

Hello! Just looking for a place to get this off my chest/someone maybe with a similar experience for peace of mind. I’ve been on Blisolvi Fe (21 days active/7 day placebo) for about 9 months now. I’m very scared of pregnancy so I’m super cautious about taking my pill at the same time every day. My boyfriend and I are long distance so we don’t have sex often but when we do we’re super careful with always using a condom, washing hands before changing sexual activities, etc. He visited me for 2 weeks (left about a week ago) and we continued to be super safe with all things sex (no broken condoms, etc.) so I know deep down there really isn’t any chance of pregnancy.
However, I’ve randomly started having some breakthrough bleeding/spotting this week, which is weird because I thought that was only supposed to happen during the first 6 months. (Sorry for TMI!) There was a bit of thick and fresh/bright red blood on Wednesday, “you gotta look hard to see it” amount of bright red blood once yesterday, and a single instance of super light pink blood today. Is this normal? Has this happened to anyone else? Should I be worried this is implantation bleeding? I’m a nervous googler so I know that since mine was bright red and thick it shouldn’t be implantation bleeding but the light pink bit I got today is scaring me.
Also want to note that I recently started taking buspirone/buspar anxiety meds if anyone’s ever notice any interaction between that and BC. I think a possible cause is the fact that I started doing these “pelvic floor” workouts on TikTok that left me sore down there for a day before I started bleeding- has anyone started spotting after workout out?
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2023.06.10 00:14 Beta-D-galactose Troubling trends about the legality of knives/swords

I'm not an expert on this topic, but I'm generally interested in bladed weapons, and often watch videos or read articles about different historical weapons. While browsing this topic I've noticed a trend in recent (and not so recent) laws as well as public oppinion that I find a bit troubling. I'm sure most people here are aware of the various ridiculous knife bans in the UK (and other plces too), but what I found more shocking was that this wasn't the work of a few uninformed politicians, but that people's oppinions often support these laws.
Often I find the sentence "no practical purpose other than harming another person" or something similar and watch in disbelief as people agree with it. It seems like most people straight up don't realize that things like collections and martial arts exist, as well as simply owning something for the aesthetic value or historical significance. I found a petition signed by 140k people to ban machetes because one person was attacked with one, completely ignoring the very practical use for machetes as well as the availability of PLENTY of alternatives for potential criminals.
Each time I read the sentence "no practical use" I get an aneurysm. Is there any meaningful way that people's misconceptions about these items could be corrected?This is a relatively niche interest and I'm afraid not many people actually care whether or not these hobbies exist.
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2023.06.10 00:14 Forhumaninteractions Traveling around Italy has been great until Rome

I'm on a trip visiting several places in Italy (Milan, Dolomites, Venice, Florence, Rome). I really enjoyed every place so far even Venice where I didn't expect to like as much from reading people's experience on reddit. Today is my first full day in Rome and I already had a few unpleasant experiences.
At the Trevi fountain, a guy charging tourists money to take their pictures shoved me while I was admiring the fountain because I was in his view. I would have happily got out of the way if he asked me politely. I got very upset at him, yet this guy was bold enough to keep shoving me serval times to push me out of the way. At the Pantheon, there were people aggressively selling scarfs while I was waiting in line to get in. One guy even pushed the scarfs on to me.
I saw videos warning people about this kind of things in Italy but didn't experience them until I got to Rome. There are police and guards at all the major tourist sites. I am surprised at these vendors can get away with being so aggressive. As someone who lives close to New York City and visits there often, I have not encountered this level of rudeness in NYC even though the city has notorious reputation.
Is my experience common or was I just unlucky? I'm trying to not let experiences like these ruin my mood for the rest of the day. I feel conflicted. Rome has so many amazing places to see, yet I'm not sure if I want to come back here again in the future.
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2023.06.10 00:14 burntoutcashier Money Center rants :)

I've been at my Walmart's money center for less than a month. It's wildly different from cashiering and has taken a lot of time to get used to since I received basically no training. I did the CBLs, got coded for money services, and was thrown over there alone.
There's a lot of rules to remember, especially with checks. Can't cash personal handwritten checks over $200, can't cash checks that have been altered or changed, can't cash checks for future dates, can't cash checks that are past a certain amount of time from the date that is on it, ID's cannot be expired to cash checks, if checks are denied, we give them the slip of paper that's printed and can only tell them to call the number that's provided. We aren't allowed to explain why the check was denied, not that we know why anyways, and if the check isn't able to be cashed, we can tell the customer we're not able to do it, we don't have to hop between a billion registers to get the check to cash. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work, apologize for the inconvenience and name some places that it might work at, and that's all we can do.
Yesterday a few people came in to cash their paychecks. First one works fine, they get their money and wait for the second person to cash theirs. When they tore their check from the rest of the paper it was on, they fucked the shit up. The edges were jagged, one of the numbers were hanging on just barely, and I figured I'd give it a shot, but I knew it wasn't going to work. I put the check in the machine, register says it's unable to read the check. No kidding, the edges with the numbers it's trying to read are butchered.
"I'm sorry, my machine can't read these numbers to cash it."
"So you won't cash my check?"
"No, if I try again, it could rip the paper and jam the machine. I can't cash it here."
"Can a manager cash it? Can you just get a manager for me?"
Fuck no, she is 100% without a doubt going to agree with me, and I've got a line with a million other people trying to cash their checks too. You butchered yours, I have no clue what you should do if that happens, but it's not getting cashed here.
"She'd be using the same machine as me, manager or not, it won't be able to read it. She's right there if you'd like to ask her."
He rolls his eyes and stomps over to the manager who says the same damn thing as me.
"What am I supposed to do then? Since y'all are refusing to cash my check?"
That was all I heard before I moved on to the next person.
Had a man come in with a paycheck that had been altered. The date was for the 9th, it was crossed out and dated for the 8th, and that day was the 8th. Originally, it was a day early, and it was altered in pen. I ask a TL, he said it was technically considered altered, so I really shouldn't cash it. I go up to the man and apologize, "I'm sorry, since it's been written on over here, it's considered 'altered' and we're not allowed to cash checks that have been altered."
"Yes, and I do apologize for the inconvenience, but I can't cash it."
"The secretary at my job writes on my check and now you can't cash it?"
"Unfortunately, yes, that's right."
"Well, I guess I can't take my wife to the doctor like I had planned. Guess she'll just stay sick."
Like?? I already genuinely feel bad enough because it may not have been him who did it and I know what it's like to be waiting for a check and really needing that money as soon as possible. There's nothing I can fucking do.
And lastly, cash app barcodes. Lord, give me the fucking strength to not bash in this guy's head the next time I see him. He's loading money onto his card and I mention if he uses his barcode on the app, he doesn't have to pay the $3.74 fee. He's not worried about it, doesn't bother me, but he gives me the cash and wants to pay the fee with the same card. I don't think it'll work, even if there is money on the card, but he wants to try it anyways. Fine, I've never actually tried it, but I ended up being right and it declines the transaction. It still charges him for the fee, but the manager said it'd be refunded since the transaction canceled itself.
Customer pulls his phone out and shows me his QR code for his cash app.
"Oh, it'll be a barcode, let me check mine and see how to get to it. I forget the steps exactly."
"This is the barcode."
"That's a QR code, it'll be an actual barcode."
"This is the barcode."
Like fuck it is? That's a QR code.
"No, it will look like an actual bar code, not the QR code. You have to click the icon at the bottom left corner, click paper money, allow it to see your location, and click the show barcode button at the bottom."
"Can you not try this? This is the barcode."
"No, I can't. Because my register doesn't scan QR codes, and that isn't the right code for it to do what you want to do."
I show him my phone and what my screen looks like, with an actual BAR FUCKING CODE. The transaction goes through fine once he actually listens to me and finds the barcode, there's no fee and we're all good. But jesus h christ, this guy wanted to argue about the difference between a barcode and a qr code and how they're the same thing.
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2023.06.10 00:14 GlobalHornyTraveller 26 [M4F] Edmonton/online - Distract me from the job search

Hey! Like everyone here I'm mostly just looking for some people to chat with for a bit and pass the time however we decided. I am pretty used to internet friends being temporary, but I have made time friends that have lasted years. So if you are into talking regularly, I'm very much down with that.
I recent graduated so am looking around for jobs to try and pay off my student loan I took to go study in Germany for a bit pre covid. After that, I'm not sure if I'm going to go straight into grad school for library/archive stuff, or maybe disappear to Japan for a bit to teach English, or who knows. I recent fell in love with scuba diving and have thought about maybe learning to sail for the next few years and the sailing around from dive school to dive school helping out. But who the heck knows. Equally possible I find some office job I do until I'm in my 60s.
As for how I spend my time, I try to keep up on reading and writing as much as possible. I find when I have both as a strong habit, everything in life tends to feel a bit brighter. I also try to work out daily (though I like eating an entire pizza to much for it to ever show to much lol). Right now I've been focusing again on running and body weight stuff as a rehab a back injury. But hoping to get been to lifting heavy circles soon again! I usually describe myself as a nerdy jock. I love media (movies, TV shows, anime, games, etc) and tinkering Ruth tech, but can also talk for ages about F1, hockey, both footballs, etc. Though I love learning new things so if you have a hobby you are into, let me know!!! I'm happy to explore it.
I usually write way to much so I guess I'll try to wrap this up here. If anything piqued your interest, I'm obviously happy to chat! I've been told before that people worry about time zones or age differences. Both really aren't a big deal to me, as long as you are over 18. Some of my best internet friends were much older then me, and my sleep schedule is so messed up that I often am awake in Asian or European timezones lol. So feel free to send me a message whenever you wish end I hope you find some fun people to chat with!!!
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2023.06.10 00:12 Ida_CR Why do i know my hallucinations goals and want's? And am i alone?

I'm so sorry in advance for my engelish, it is not my first language. ;_; (Plus i have dyslexia)

I have been hallucinateing creatures for a long time now, i'd say it started around when i was 12 years old. I would see monsters and morbid creatures, sometimes i would just see a tiny dog or a lizard. however through out the years these are the ones i know the most about.

The one that i see the most often is a male figure who has no hair and is COMPLETLY black with a spiny back.
I feel like he is here to take me away and hide me from the world. He enjoys seeing me scared and sometimes threethens me with going all up in my face. But it feels like he doesnet know that its bad what he is doing. I see him often standing still or crawling around the floor.

Then there is a little girl whom has stuck with me for the longest. She has greesy black shoulder lenghts hair. a white night gown that is dirty and torn. she is also coverd from head to toe in bruises and dirt.
She doesn't give the feeling of danger and its like shes there more to give me a warning of some kind. Even if she means no harm i cant help but be scared of her. When i see her she is mostly running or moveing around.

There is this new one who has been scareing me the most as of late. It looks and awful alot like slender man with its long limbs and ashy white skin. however it is sickingly thyn, its as if its organs are non existing. Its theeth are horrendes, they are shaped as a bunnys or rabbits theeth, but larger. They are also completly yellow with black spots.
I know it wants to eat me, and it is STARVING. compared to the others who seem to want to stay by my side, this one seem to want this to get over with quickly and is pretty impaitent. I see it often under my table or crawling, in fact, i have never seen it standing up. (I have talked with my psychiatrist about this one and she said something about it might presenting my depression.(I am completly undiagnosed))

Are these personalitys or goals all things i have made up? like a fantasy thing? I mean, i know all of this isen't real. But, are these goals for them all made up? And are anyone experiencing the same?
I feel quite alone.

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2023.06.10 00:12 Aelith-Earfalas Neighbors Snuffle Bunny?

An elderly lady down the road from me has a bunny (About 5 years old) in a cage separated from the rest of her buns due to it having snuffles. :(
The poor dear is missing patches of fur, has over grown nails, and matted fur around its face. I offer to trim the nails and do what I can for her as she's older and very low income. The bunny gets basically 0 out of cage time, and only veggies when I'm able to bring some extra from home for them. They probably eat too many pellets, but I often will drop by with extra hay and try to give them a large amount daily when I help clean their cage. Yesterday I checked on them, gave them some extra hay, and they let me pet them and ground their teeth in purrs. It broke my heart. I so badly want to take this bunny and help it out. They just want love, and to feel better.
Though I know snuffles is tough to treat, and the bacteria can live in the nasal cavity, making them perpetual carriers. I don't want to risk my bunnies health... but I want to help this little one, but I make maybe $200 a week.
Do you think the bunny may be better in my care, even if I can't completely treat their snuffles? (Giving them brushies, out of cage time, daily veggies, hay, etc.? Though obviously I would try as much as I can antibiotics wise as much as my budget allows.)
Or should I just kinda... leave the poor thing how they are? Would it be a bad idea to try based on my income and current 1 bunny situation? (I also am kinda floating between families houses as I help my elderly mom and etc.)
Maybe there's more I could do while I'm visiting my neighbor if it's not feasible to take them home? If so, what do you guys suggest?
Anywho, It's been on my mind the past few weeks. I want to help, and not sure if I can. I would LOVE to hear how people here have handled rescues, snuffles, or if I'm just being unrealistic dreaming that I can help.

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2023.06.10 00:11 terrabad1 St. Bernard Puppy Help

I have a 7 month old St. Bernard puppy, and I'm having a lot of issues with getting him to respond to my commands effectively, and it's causing a strain on my relationship with my girlfriend. She has two dogs (chihuahua/chihuahua mix), a cat, and 3 chickens.
Here are the issues I'm hoping to address:
1) He cannot be trusted around her chickens, at all. Every time he sees them, he lunges after them, and once tried to attack one when he accidentally got out into her yard. Commands are useless, he completely ignores them and needs to be separated and calmed down.
2) He plays rough with one of my gf's dogs, and my roommate's cat. With the dog, they usually will fight over toys, but sometimes my puppy will push it a bit far and not leave her dog alone, and he's often confrontational and afraid of my dog. He usually will walk away when I say "Leave it!" a few times, but I want him to not engage in the rough behavior to begin with. More or less the same with the cat, although the cat will instigate more and lies on his back, and I worry about my 110lb puppy stepping on him or crushing him.
3) He tears the house up when I leave him alone for long periods of time. I work in an office, and I have a smallish gravelly backyard where I leave him outside while I'm at work. I come home on my lunch breaks and play with him for about 15 minutes every day, get him new water, etc, but if he's left in the house he tears it apart and will destroy things. I also live in a town where it gets to be 110F in the summer (although it's been 80F-90F so far) so I'd like to bring him inside, but I don't want to crate him for 8 hours a day, although this is what my gf has been pushing for.
4) General obedience in the face of excitement. He knows to come, and to sit, and to leave it, but if there's distractions or he gets excited, he ignores my commands. For example, when I take him out to nature and let him off leash, he will often ignore my recall and I end up chasing him.
Thanks for reading this, any advice on what I can do would be very helpful! He's mostly a good dog, especially when we're alone, but I really want to make sure he's perfect so I can trust him when I'm not there to rigorously enforce his training.
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2023.06.10 00:11 jsmit842116 [24][M4F][Lafayette][Indiana] Looking for First Experience

Hi there, I’m a 24 year old guy in Lafayette Indiana area. Physically I am white, 6’1” tall, I have blonde hair and blue eyes, and I weigh about 200 lbs. I have a fairly average build (not super fit but not overweight either). Overall I live a pretty healthy lifestyle, I don’t to any drugs and I rarely drink.
Personality wise I’m a fairly reserved person and I’m often quiet when I’m around people that I don’t know. I started my first job out of college in engineering a few months ago so that takes up most of my days. Outside of work I like to listen to music, play guitar, watch baseball or play golf. I love music, mainly classic rock (The Beatles, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ect), I also like to watch shows (Parks and Rec, Scrubs, That 70’s show, ect. I’m a bit of a nerd and I love Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and all sorts of stuff like that. The other thing I like to do in my free time is read. I love history and I really enjoy reading about it.
Moving on to my experience with relationships and such or rather my lack of experience. I have absolutely zero experience when it comes to dating, relationships, and anything sexual. When I was in highschool I never really put myself out there. Then I got into college and I’m not a college party or frat kind of person so that combined with my courseload prevented me from having any real opportunities at dating. Then right before covid hit I transferred colleges so now I appear to have do the impossible and graduated college as a virgin.
Ideally I am looking for someone in a similar situation as myself, but I’m open to people with experience as well. I’m not looking to jump right into anything or for a one time hookup or anything like that. Ideally I am looking for a fwb situation at the least and potentially a relationship. I’m open to people from the in the general Lafayette/NWI/Indianapolis area or even Chicago but I would be open to someone who is traveling if there will regularly be in the area. I am able to host and would also be willing to get a hotel room if that makes more sense. Thanks for reading this giant essay, if you have any questions for me or want to get to know each other please feel free to send me a message or pm. Thanks again and I hope to hear from you soon!
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2023.06.10 00:11 Internal_Estate_6689 How are people so naive?

How are people so naive?
99.999% of people who claim to have 'alternative' mental conditions or biology or sexualities are lying.
They are all lying. Most guys who say they are gay are not, they just can't get laid by women. So they are taking the path of least resistance. They have small dicks or weird personalities. Go on grindr. Its only about sex.
People who claim they have ADD are lying, they are just stupid and/or easily distracted. Or literally nothing is wrong with them. They just can't accept that. Watch any self-recorded video where people claim to be mentally ill. It's only about attention.
People who claim to be different genders are lying. They are trying to access men and women from positions of weakness as an act of subterfuge. Its a wolf in sheeps clothing bit. Go to the egg irl subreddit. It's only about sex and attention.
This is not a hate post. It's just me trying to be real on the internet. I've taken the pills. I've taken the dick. I've been in the discords.
It's. All. Lies.
If you are young, stay away from these 'alternative' communities. It's just horny, misery-loves-company men and thier sycophants.
How can the internet... the cynical, hateful internet, not see how often people who claim these sorts of things lie?
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2023.06.10 00:11 Past_Ad9817 My [28F] openness about sex gets mixed up as sexting by men on dating apps

So I'm a very open person and I talk about sex very casually. Sometimes I essentially nerd out about things I've learned about it. I'm the first to bring up the topic with people and I can usually gauge pretty easily how explicit the conversation can go to the other person's comfort level. It's led to closer friendships and really funny and heartfelt moments.
The thing is, this often gets misconstrued in a dating context, which I can completely understand. So usually I'll preface it by saying pretty early on that I'm very open about sex as a topic and find it fun to talk about, but that isn't actually me trying to sext or trying to sleep with them right away. I make it very clear when I'm actively flirting or leading into sexting. But I think even with that caveat, men on dating apps will feel free to ask me really inappropriate questions if they get a whiff of this openness, and it's like they can't quite grasp that fine line. I've seen it happen here when I shared things about sex using other accounts, so I had to close my DMs, even though I actually like talking to people online for fun. Talking about sex in and of itself isn't an invitation.
For example, telling me what they'd like to do to me explicitly is sexting, or telling me they're actively horny because of talking to me as an invitation to sext or hook up. Me sharing fun facts I've learned about sex or my thoughts about something related to sex is just me making conversation.
In person I've talked to all genders about sex, straight guys included, and it seems with body language and context clues it's easier to avoid these misunderstandings, since it's never been a problem.
At this point I've had to be really careful, and it's become a bit annoying. Talking about sex and dating openly is a part of my personality and something people who know me well know to expect from me. So I've actually had to tone down the "vibe" of my profile significantly more than I'd like to. My best friend said about my profile pictures "I know you sexier than that", and even my therapist (yes I showed her my profile, since this topic comes up a lot in our sessions) said I'm prettier in person than in the pictures I chose. It's because any pictures that are remotely sexy or any mention of anything to do with it will make men get the wrong idea, even if my profile very explicitly says I'm looking for a relationship. I have ONE picture with some cleavage (honestly it's very subtle), and a guy felt he could freely ask me about my boob size.
So... am I essentially doomed to show the blandest version of myself for men to treat me with respect on these apps? It's exhausting.

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