OzSurfer's Comments

I hate crowds.

I was always fine, don't worry. It was my the other two friends that got the worse of it. They were in Primark - my other friend and I were in Zara, but we were out of the "attacking range". We were more worried about how to get to the other two, since they were agitated and scared. (We had just separated around 30 minutes ago because they didn't want to go to Zara. They were just going to buy what they needed from Primark, then they would go home, while my other friend and I were going to walk around a little bit more to see the stores. Normally we're the four together. It was horrible timing, really).

Yeah. I don't like feeling closed in by people. Space is always appreciated.

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Sofia 1 hr ago

In response to “I was always fine, don't worry. It was my the...

That's good to hear and so glad it wasn't an actual terrorist attack. When you first described it, i thought it might have been the black friday sales panic. I know what it's like here, someone advertises 50% off everything and everyone acts like it's the end of the world.

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OzSurfer 1 hr ago

I hate crowds.

Sorry to hear you have had to experience that Sofia, glad you're ok though. Yes I don't like crowds either, especially when they are agitated or panicking. I got caught in a NYE crowd in Melbourne one night and it took me about 4 hours to get out. Cities can be fun but I prefer wide open spaces.

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OzSurfer 1 hr ago

If the cable company went into the home security business it would probably go something like this..."Thank you for calling, we will dispatch an officer to your home on Wednesday between 8am-Noon"🙄

They kinda sounded like it (hehe)

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Lil_Princess yesterday

In response to “They kinda sounded like it (hehe)

You should have said... hey you sound familiar.. I think i live just around the corner from you (biggrin)

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OzSurfer yesterday

If the cable company went into the home security business it would probably go something like this..."Thank you for calling, we will dispatch an officer to your home on Wednesday between 8am-Noon"🙄

They always think i am calling from India and not Indiana (ono)

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Lil_Princess yesterday

In response to “They always think i am calling from India and...

Haha! that's so funny! especially if they were in India too (hehe)

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OzSurfer yesterday

Elders reacting to Rammstein... Kinda weird and cool.

There was something wrong with the previous video, don't know what...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSaa3vC_n2k

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ZonkeyBalls yesterday

In response to “There was something wrong with the previous...

I think you said I had that problem posting a video once before

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OzSurfer yesterday

Elders reacting to Rammstein... Kinda weird and cool.

Usually I think I have a crazy idea, but then I find out, it actually has been done already. I'm not certain, if it's scary or flattering.

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ZonkeyBalls yesterday

In response to “Usually I think I have a crazy idea, but then...

Yes, same for me... and I'm not sure either... i kinda like the metal one better though... but the jazz version could be good for getting mum involved (think)

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OzSurfer yesterday

Elders reacting to Rammstein... Kinda weird and cool.

Last Christmas, I gave you my liver, but the very next day, you gave it away. This year, to save me from tears, I'm giving out my kidneys.

Wait, wrong song... Oops.

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ZonkeyBalls yesterday

Elders reacting to Rammstein... Kinda weird and cool.

This is the actual metal version of the song for anyone who's interested (hehe)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkW-K5RQdzo

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OzSurfer yesterday

Elders reacting to Rammstein... Kinda weird and cool.

I wonder if anyone does a jazz version of Feuer frei with like, bing crosby vocals?... it'd be like the opposite of white christmas :)

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OzSurfer yesterday

In response to “I wonder if anyone does a jazz version of...

Actually I just found one.... seriously ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foqXNntzAdg

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OzSurfer yesterday

Elders reacting to Rammstein... Kinda weird and cool.

I wonder if anyone does a jazz version of Feuer frei with like, bing crosby vocals?... it'd be like the opposite of white christmas :)

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OzSurfer yesterday

Sexual harassment/rape of women isnt funny

It isn't at all and the fact that 78% disagree is even more of a concern.

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Sexual harassment/rape of women isnt funny

Not funny. Unacceptable.
And to those **** creeps that hit disagree behind anonymity, y'all are just chicken shit, pigs.

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Carla 2 days ago

In response to “Not funny. Unacceptable. And to those ****...

Yes, totally agree!

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

British humour silly timeless classic and or not important?

Hi Oz, did you know they only made 12 episodes...seems a lot more..

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JD 2 days ago

In response to “Hi Oz, did you know they only made 12...

Yeah I remember reading that John Cleese said he didn't want it to become drawn out. Great show.

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Ok folks. Let’s have a serious discussion on sexual harassment. The “assault” charges are now spreading through Hollywood and Washington DC faster than any brush fire I’ve ever seen. You’ve Apparrently got a slush fund that has paid out 17 million tax payer dollars for settlements over the last 20 years in Congress. . This crosses both party lines. At the same time I believe this is setting up a very dangerous scenario. How many married couples met Eachother at work? Where are Human beings supposed to find mates? Bars? Grocery Stores, Churches, online dating sites? Are we suppose to completely ignore those we work with 40 hours a week? Those we have built friendships with? Are we suppose to simply be robots at work and show no emotions? The actual definition of Sexual Harassment is “unwanted sexual advances”. Ok.. how about the wanted ones? Where is the dividing line? Is flirting in the work place a thing of the past? Like I said, I think it’s an interesting conversation

Whenever you want to collaborate, just holler. (biggrin)

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Bozette 2 days ago

In response to “Whenever you want to collaborate, just...

Will do! (biggrin)

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Ok folks. Let’s have a serious discussion on sexual harassment. The “assault” charges are now spreading through Hollywood and Washington DC faster than any brush fire I’ve ever seen. You’ve Apparrently got a slush fund that has paid out 17 million tax payer dollars for settlements over the last 20 years in Congress. . This crosses both party lines. At the same time I believe this is setting up a very dangerous scenario. How many married couples met Eachother at work? Where are Human beings supposed to find mates? Bars? Grocery Stores, Churches, online dating sites? Are we suppose to completely ignore those we work with 40 hours a week? Those we have built friendships with? Are we suppose to simply be robots at work and show no emotions? The actual definition of Sexual Harassment is “unwanted sexual advances”. Ok.. how about the wanted ones? Where is the dividing line? Is flirting in the work place a thing of the past? Like I said, I think it’s an interesting conversation

I couldn't do it. Seriously...I could not do that. Hell, I cannot even do a regular office environment, much less one as dystopian as that sounds. Just thinking about it depresses me...sending humongous thought hugs to you across the ocean and through the ether, Oz. Ya know, maybe we should work on doing some of our Oz and Boz for Dummies books for real. (hmm)

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Bozette 2 days ago

In response to “I couldn't do it. Seriously...I could...

Yes I know how you feel, I do it because it's the only regular income I can get at the moment but given that my personality is completely diametrically opposed to this kind of environment, it's a constant battle to stay sane, especially going home to an empty house at the end of it. Some days I think I'm gonna lose my mind. It's difficult to explain to anyone. I'm just lucky that I'm good with numbers and I can kinda switch off when I'm there... but every day I feel like it takes a piece of my soul. Still it beats living on welfare and I couldn't do that. But for a bit of a lefty like me, this environment is so conservative and restrictive it'd make the righties pee themselves lol!! (hehe) i think only my military training gave me a chance of working there and cope with it. It's often like boot camp all over again.
Thanks a heap for thinking of me. Well at least at boot camp it made me feel like I was a guy...you know, running, and working out, and lifting things and running through the jungle blowing stuff up.. but here, i just type and crunch numbers and there's no burning up of calories or building muscle...its like drink spring water all shift or risk sprouting man **** lol... nooo i work out a couple of hours a day after work to protect myself from that kind of insantity Lol and yes, I can see many potential "for dummies" books just waiting to be written :)

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Ok folks. Let’s have a serious discussion on sexual harassment. The “assault” charges are now spreading through Hollywood and Washington DC faster than any brush fire I’ve ever seen. You’ve Apparrently got a slush fund that has paid out 17 million tax payer dollars for settlements over the last 20 years in Congress. . This crosses both party lines. At the same time I believe this is setting up a very dangerous scenario. How many married couples met Eachother at work? Where are Human beings supposed to find mates? Bars? Grocery Stores, Churches, online dating sites? Are we suppose to completely ignore those we work with 40 hours a week? Those we have built friendships with? Are we suppose to simply be robots at work and show no emotions? The actual definition of Sexual Harassment is “unwanted sexual advances”. Ok.. how about the wanted ones? Where is the dividing line? Is flirting in the work place a thing of the past? Like I said, I think it’s an interesting conversation

Excepting co-op in HS at a government office and tutoring in college, I have never worked in structured and regulated environments (and frankly, I barely survived those). I have primarily worked in a small, family-owned business and been self-employed. In those, I have worked almost exclusively with men and mostly in traditionally male positions. Except when dealing with customers, it was very...casual is as good word as I can come up with, I suppose. Someone used to a corporate environment would likely see 'abuses' daily. What would be a minefield in a corporate environment was often precisely what made doing a crappy job easier or the workday bearable in difficult conditions.

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Bozette 2 days ago

In response to “Excepting co-op in HS at a government office...

You'd hate my work environment then, hundreds of people jammed into small cubicles with so many rules and directives, every keystroke you enter on your computer being recorded, the threat of jail just for looking at an unauthorised file, unable to talk to those near you...well other than saying hello etc. I spend most of the day with my iPod on listening to music which only makes me feel more detached from my environment. I'd love a real job again, but jobs are so hard to get at the moment.

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Ok folks. Let’s have a serious discussion on sexual harassment. The “assault” charges are now spreading through Hollywood and Washington DC faster than any brush fire I’ve ever seen. You’ve Apparrently got a slush fund that has paid out 17 million tax payer dollars for settlements over the last 20 years in Congress. . This crosses both party lines. At the same time I believe this is setting up a very dangerous scenario. How many married couples met Eachother at work? Where are Human beings supposed to find mates? Bars? Grocery Stores, Churches, online dating sites? Are we suppose to completely ignore those we work with 40 hours a week? Those we have built friendships with? Are we suppose to simply be robots at work and show no emotions? The actual definition of Sexual Harassment is “unwanted sexual advances”. Ok.. how about the wanted ones? Where is the dividing line? Is flirting in the work place a thing of the past? Like I said, I think it’s an interesting conversation

Those 268 settlements were for all incidents of discrimination reported to the OOC, not just sexual, but no breakdown or details have been published and many may not even be reported. From what I gather, only two members of Congress vote on approving the settlements, so other members of Congress may not even know the details. As this is taxpayer money, we should have the information of what complaints were made, against who, and what settlements were paid. That alone would effectively term limit some members of Congress, eh?

As far as your question, I think it's impossible to ignore attractions to people one works with and, as you pointed out, we often know these people far better than anyone met elsewhere simply because of the sheer amount of time that may be spent together at work, and sometimes more intimately due to the nature of the work. This presents problems for many due both to fraternization policies and the possibility of harassment claims. I would think doing so today would be akin to walking a minefield in many work environments. Should two people decide to tiptoe their way through, and the relationship ends, someone may find they have stepped on a mine. Even in states where both parties must acquiesce, I can easily see taped evidence being used due to the proliferation of workplace cameras today. These could be taken completely out of context if a relationship began of mutual consent.

The longer I live, the more thankful I am I am not just starting out in today's world.

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Bozette 2 days ago

In response to “Those 268 settlements were for all incidents...

The only two relationships I've ever been in both started in work environments. Like you, I wouldn't like to be starting out in today's world.

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Remember that I told you about the fidget spinner I won? The same place called me today and told me I also won a fancy backpack - Dell Alienware.

Sounds great!

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Remember that I told you about the fidget spinner I won? The same place called me today and told me I also won a fancy backpack - Dell Alienware.

What kind of a trigger it has?

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ZonkeyBalls 3 days ago

In response to “What kind of a trigger it has?

(hehe)

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Ok folks. Let’s have a serious discussion on sexual harassment. The “assault” charges are now spreading through Hollywood and Washington DC faster than any brush fire I’ve ever seen. You’ve Apparrently got a slush fund that has paid out 17 million tax payer dollars for settlements over the last 20 years in Congress. . This crosses both party lines. At the same time I believe this is setting up a very dangerous scenario. How many married couples met Eachother at work? Where are Human beings supposed to find mates? Bars? Grocery Stores, Churches, online dating sites? Are we suppose to completely ignore those we work with 40 hours a week? Those we have built friendships with? Are we suppose to simply be robots at work and show no emotions? The actual definition of Sexual Harassment is “unwanted sexual advances”. Ok.. how about the wanted ones? Where is the dividing line? Is flirting in the work place a thing of the past? Like I said, I think it’s an interesting conversation

Great post and you totally described my work environment. I work in a building with hundreds of women yet any kind of interaction, even talking other than saying hello etc in passing is actively discouraged and flirting is a huge no no. I really aren't interested in dating apps but I can see why they are the only way people meet up.

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OzSurfer 2 days ago

Do you know about net neutrality and the plans to repeal it?

It sounds really bad, because if it's repealed in the US, then Australia always follows the US eventually. Hopefully there will be a an ISP that advertises zero restrictions and takes much of the business from the others.

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OzSurfer 3 days ago

British humour silly timeless classic and or not important?

I love some of it for sure. My favourites would be Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Yes Minister and there was a police comedy called The Thin Blue Line. Not sure about anything recent though.

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OzSurfer 3 days ago

Lets face it , something said online by a complete stranger or a friend can trigger a response in anyone of us at any time. Amirite ?

I've done that too. (hehe) I write a whole long thing and then hit the delete button.
I do see something up that is rather disturbing right now and said a few words. But I don't have the emotional energy to get sucked in. It's easier to log out and go take a jog with the dog.

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MonaLea 4 days ago

In response to “I've done that too. (hehe) I write a whole...

All that it totally true for me too!

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OzSurfer 4 days ago

If the cable company went into the home security business it would probably go something like this..."Thank you for calling, we will dispatch an officer to your home on Wednesday between 8am-Noon"🙄

Oh I hate when that happens. I don't know how many times my last provider did that.

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Lil_Princess 4 days ago

In response to “Oh I hate when that happens. I don't know how...

Yes, I think that phoning the phone or internet support people is about the worst experience ever. Nobody seems to know what's going on. The last time I reported a problem, I spoke to someone in another country who thought I was calling from Austria and couldn't find my street address (roll)

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OzSurfer 4 days ago

Do you only eat when you're hungry?

No I try and have 4 small meal/snacks per day. I get up at 5am for work and don't feel like food then so I just have a green juice so I don't start food until about 8am and try and choose items that are relative to my nutritional needs. I treat food more like medicine rather than entertainment, that way it doesn't make me unhealthy.

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OzSurfer 4 days ago

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