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Rant for the day.....

  1. Stimp profile image77
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    So, here's my rant for the day....just today...tomorrow it'll be different.

    Am I the only one that believes that if someone randomly and out of nowhere "follows" you.....just take a minute to, at the very least, look at their profile page and maybe even "follow" them back.  Come on.....what's it gonna kill ya.  Seriously.  I've seen this too many times.  And, you know what? I may have been guilty of the same thing in my early days here. 

    People generally want to acknowledge and be acknowledged.  If you are one of "those" hubbers....please, it ain't all about you and your score....it's about others too.  So, come on now...share the love.  And, I'm not asking for accolades or any other thing.  I've noticed this alot alot alot throughout HPs.

    There ya go...fire away....

    http://www.innocentenglish.com/funny-pics/lolcats/cute-kitten-asking-hug.jpg

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Fair enough.  But I follow people if I want to see and read their new hubs. That's all I use it for. I don;t care if they follow me back and I don't automatically check out anyone who follows me.

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If someone follows me, I usually check out their profile page and often leave a comment on their hubs - just so that they know that I've noticed. I do not know whether that is appreciated.

      2. YU_First 1 profile image60
        YU_First 1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Is there a betteer way of saying this... ??

    2. profile image0
      Twenty One Daysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      emmm, llama like lemons ?? hehe.

      http://forums.mycotopia.net/attachments/general-discussions/158348d1267059773-try-look-without-smiling-llamas.jpg

      1. Stimp profile image77
        Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Those llamas are very....well..."aware"

    3. Lisa HW profile image80
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not new, but I'm "one of those" people, I guess.  It's not because I feel like "it's all about me and my score" at all.  When I see that someone has become a "follower" my instinct is to feel honored (but I'm also aware that a lot of the times someone isn't following someone else for the writing, and is instead looking for a "reciprocal" follower or following for some other reason.  Still, I keep that in  mind and allow myself to feel mildly complimented at first.

      I'll go to the person's profile, but sometimes the person will be someone who writes about one subject, and it's a subject I'm just not at all interested in.  It might be something like "all Hubs about transmissions".  Well, I'd be lying if I pretended to interested in transmissions; and as much as I'd like to just read the person's Hubs, I just can't take reading time for something I'm honestly not interested in.

      Then, I'll always think, "Should I send a fan mail?"  Well, no - because I haven't read the person's Hubs, and I'm not someone who can "just say anything" whether I mean it or not.  So, no fan mail. 

      Then I'll think, "How about a "contact-this-Hubber" message?"  What stops me from that is knowing there's a good chance the person isn't really interested in my writing anyway, so I'll feel stupid if I write a "thank you" to the person who doesn't care who it is he followed on his "following spree". 

      If I see that person writes stuff that I'll really want to read, I'll often follow the person back and/or write a comment.

      So, the person never really knows I did anything but accept the "follow".  Sometimes, a few days later I'll follow the person back, so it won't look like I"m just "reciprocal following".

      Personally, if I follow someone it's because I'm interested in whatever he writes, and I don't care if my following him gets acknowledged or not (because I know how it works when someone else follows me).

      On the other hand, I may follow someone who writes about something I'm interested in that has nothing to do with what my Hubs are about.  I don't expect that person to acknowledge that I follow him.  (Which means, I'm someone who NEVER thinks it's "about me" at all - even if, right or wrong, I don't always acknowledge new followers.  hmm)

      Most of the time, it's all just a matter of either people thinking completely differently about what they ought to be doing or not doing, or else people not really knowing what someone else expects them to do.   hmm

  2. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    When someone follows me out of respect I do follow them back and I also take time to read a few of their hubs. But if they do not have any hubs at all, no profile and no pic. I just won't do it.

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree....

    2. Kimberly Bunch profile image59
      Kimberly Bunchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree too.
      smile

  3. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 7 years ago

    Well Stimp old Gal, that told me.  I was going to look you up honest but since the old insomnia is back, I've taken the time to share the love.  Goaty sounded lovely, my Bramble would have been all over him like a rash.

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What now?  Whaaat?

    2. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      oh now I get it....that's it...I un-followed you. lollollollollollollol

      I really wasn't referring to you.  There are some that think they are celebrities or something and its just odd.

      I'll follow you again....I was just joking.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This isn't facebook!  I follow those whose writing I like or because I like them.  Why not just have it where everyone follows everyone and perhaps then you would be happy!  Sorry, but just my opinion!

        1. Stimp profile image77
          Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Okay Mr.298_followers.  JK....I understand.  Its just my opinion and this is yours.  Nice that we can all share in a friendly environment.

          HOWEVER, do you give a random follower...the pleasure of having you visit THEIR hubs as well?  Just askin....that's just a consideration.  I'm not sayin'....follow, follow, follow...what does it kill a guy to just go to a newbies hub and read just randomly? 

          I wonder if some aren't so stuck on themselves that they can't at least give someone the opportunity to show their work.  I thank all the 85 people who have stopped by, read my stuff and took the time to "follow" me.  And I've found alot of people who I never thought I'd connect with, whom I have.  But That's what I look for here...not money, or fame.  That's just laughable.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image95
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Why do you associate the number of followers with a friendly environment?  You think I would even want to try and keep up with all those following me?  Not enough time for that.  How many of your follower's hubs have you read today?  Or do you just want the numbers by your name?

            1. Stimp profile image77
              Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Actually about 10....how 'bout you?

              Naw, I have a good job.  I couldn't give a crap about the numbers....I'm talking about consideration of others' work.  But hey, if its too much to handle, its too much to handle.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Probably the same as you, why didn't you read 85 since you seem so up for having many followers?  How many followers do you want?

                1. Stimp profile image77
                  Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  You are missing the point.....So, nevermind.  It doesn't matter.  You are entitled to your opinion and I mine and on this one we can agree to disagree.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                    Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Perhaps if you explained the point of why I should follow someone who has been here a couple of hours and and may not be here much longer than that.  Or following someone who doesn't know how to string two complete sentences together.  What good is following these folks?  Yes we can agree to disagree.  Thank goodness!

            2. Stimp profile image77
              Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I wonder how your "fans", "followers" or whatever you want to label them would feel if they knew someone who they took the time FOR and gave the consideration TO has turned around and said "I DON'T HAVE THE TIME for them...."  Interesting.

              And, I don't believe I said anything about numbers being attached to a profile equates to a friendly environment....obviously VERY obviously it DOES NOT!!!

  4. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I can't stand when one follows you then unfollows you once you return the favor in kind hmm HP should auto-unfollow if somebody unfollows. tongue k..smile thx for listening, hug! big_smile

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Someone UN-followed you after you chose to follow them?  WT_???  lol  That's just crazy and too well thought out....well....and time consuming. YOu don't want someone like that following you anyway.

  5. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I know hmm I followed them after they follow me. I do what AEvans does too. Read their Hubs, rate, maybe leave a comment and follow them if I like their Hubs..but then..they turn around and un-follow me after I follow them. Go figure, tongue

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollollol

  6. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    oh ok then...lol

    1. Pandoras Box profile image68
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wink

      And that's common sense for ya!

  7. Info Bucket profile image73
    Info Bucketposted 7 years ago

    I am going to follow someone. Hhahhah

    1. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome to check out my hubs and follow me if you like!  And I will do the same!


      muuuuwaaaaahahahahaahaaa!

  8. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Unless I enjoy their work I'm not interested.  I don't want to teach the world to sing.  Sure, It's nice to be nice, but I'd hazard a guess that 90% of my followers haven't read a single hub of mine. 

    So if we're all just fanning people for the sake of it, what's the point in any of it?

    1. Lily Rose profile image87
      Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image95
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Glad I'm not the only "selfish" hubber on here!  LOL!  I just feel if you fan everyone who fans you it makes following someone because of their writing ability less meaningful somehow!  But that is just my opinion, which I seem to value more than some others it seems!  HA!

      1. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't think that was what Stimp was saying - she "checks them out" and MAYBE follows them!  ok?  is that ok with you?  maybe she has followed a bunch of people who didn't even bother to check out her stuff?  maybe.  I know I have.  but anyhoooooo. . .

  9. Lily Rose profile image87
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Ok, as long as we're ranting - I have a minor one.  I guess it's kind of a rant, yet kind of funny...

    I often notice that if I comment on another hubber's hub it seems that some hubbers feel that they better get on over to my hubs and leave me a comment in return.  It's actually just kinda silly, not upsetting...

  10. Brie Hoffman profile image63
    Brie Hoffmanposted 7 years ago

    I never follow someone unless I enjoy their work.  I hope that the people who follow me do so because they like my writing and for no other reason.

  11. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    whassup peeps!  (I'm gonna start talking like that, maybe, trying to decide)  Ok - so now I have over 200 followers and I get the daily notice of the new hubs they have written, but only about 10 of them write any new hubs each day!  Some ocd people write 3 a day, but usually they have some agenda, like they're selling something, and I don't read those unless I am interested in buying dungarees or some such.  But anyhow I don't have all that much reading to do to keep up pretty much.  Some days I don't feel like it.  I know that is the way it is with the people who follow me too.

    But if somebody new follows me - I check them out - I am not always gonna follow - especially if they are Republicans (kidding,, just kidding!)  But sometimes I find a new friend this way.  Like Stimp!  who writes the most delightful things and is just the kind of person I would like to drink a few with (a few iced teas, of course) and talk about our shagging days. 

    How can any of the above be controversial?  But surely someone will come along and take issue with some detail of what I said.  Go ahead, make my day!

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think everyone should do what they feel like doing; no more, no less.

      1. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think EVERYONE should be like me.  and I am not shouting.  If everyone were like me we would have world peace. because no one would no what the heck they were doing.

      2. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with this!  But disparaging others for not doing like they do is wrong.  How many of us have a new follower whose entire last few hours of hubtivity is composed of following the highest scoring hubbers?  Or just anyone?  What does this tell you about them?

        1. profile image0
          Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          They may be after something.

    2. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well, thanks.  I appreciate that and that is precisely what I was trying to say although, it was taken wrong and brought to some sinister level on my part.  But Wutevvvaaaa......

      1. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I can't think of anything else to say.  So, whassup Stimpy!  I had a nice nap, thanks to you! You reminded me of naps earlier and how nice they are!  So first I sat in the sun awhile and got nice and drowsy and then I had a nap!  Now I am hogging the forums with excess verbiage!   Muuuuuwwwwahhahahahahaaaaaaa!

      2. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No one said it was sinister at all!  Here, I will follow you if it makes you happy! But please don't feel you have to do the same!

        1. Stimp profile image77
          Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It does make me happy.  Thank you.  My Mission is complete lol

  12. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    forgot to say that I follow some people because I enjoy them in the forums - and vice versa - I don't always read their hubs, like LeanMan who writes about some kind of technical corporate business efficiency nonsense I can't make heads or tails of but I enjoy his lusty forum presence.  (shall I go on and on?  I think not)

  13. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    http://threeminds.organic.com/assets_c/2009/11/twitter+followers-thumb-430x322-2704.jpg


    I know you like those kitty cats mega1

    http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/6/6/128887999537737863.jpg

  14. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    WAS there a disparaging word?  wait - I'm gonna go look it up because obviously I don't know what the heck disparaging means, or something.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image95
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "There are some that think they are celebrities or something and its just odd."

      Not exactly complimentary!

      1. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't notice any insults before, but I guess you were saying that I, little old me, think I'm a celebrity or something?  Because, yes, I am one. and so is that other person who said she was a celebrity who didn't want to bring down the pages with too much traffic if she told us who she really is!  (some people know what a joke is - if so, could you please explain JOKE to Randy - that's J O K E!)  Peace!

        oops - that celebrity reference above was about something someone said in another thread.  MY BAD!  ok.  I was WRONG!  OK?  but, however, some people ACT like they think they are celebrities and big deal because they have so many hubs and followers and traffic and MONEY and stuff.  I guess.  That is, I know that there are people in the forums who studiously ignore me and then jump on my butt if I say (usually joking) something slightly derogatory or what was that other word? 

        R A N T  - guess I better go look that one up too!  smile Peace


        and love, damn it!

        1. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Not you, Stimp said this earlier!  Geesh!

          1. mega1 profile image81
            mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            *blush*  edited my post to correct for my error -  just love to rant sometimes and so no one take anything PERSONAL like from me?  yesh? I go now.

            http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq329/inuyashalover97/funny-pictures-cute-fierce-kitten.jpg

        2. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          But there are those who make much money, get many followers, write lots of hubs, (none of these include me) who ARE celebrities of sorts here on hubpages.  They earned this small bit of notoriety and I do not begrudge them for it. 

          This does not mean they feel too good to follow anyone else!  Not angry about this, just realistic!  Peace to you too, dammit!  LOL!

          1. profile image0
            Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            How come you all decided to mellow out, finally?

            1. Stimp profile image77
              Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I have that soothing effect on people.

            2. mega1 profile image81
              mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Who?  NOooooooo.  mellow?  not, puff puff, me!

              dude.  what was she saying?  oh yeah.  hmmmmmm.

              love. mmmmmmmm.

      2. Stimp profile image77
        Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Seriously, there are.....I've read profiles that actually say that "I consider myself to be a professional stand up comedian"...  I don't know what to tell ya....it's the truth.

        Now, I gotta go get my crippled cat off the deck and put him in the garage.

  15. Stimp profile image77
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    The point was brought up earlier when was essentially "why do I want to BOTHER following or even checking out a newbie who may only be here for a couple days"....why?  for entertainment, enlightenment, YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING....crazy concept, I know.

    Example:  Back in early spring...I stopped by after a long while of being away....shutter the thought...Anywhoooooo...there was a newbie.  Her name was Stormy something or other.  She was all over the forums, she was whitty.  I checked out her hubs and they BLEW ME AWAY.  her poetry (and I'm not a poetry kind of person) was phenominal.  I followed her.  She disappeared after about a month. When I came back she was gone and I wanted to read her stuff again.  Couldn't find her.  MOW showed me she was gone.

    THAT is WHY it is worth time to give time to others.  FOR ME, anyway....her stuff was beautiful.....someone asked "whats the appropriate turnaround time"....oh, I don't know...I think 15 minutes is fair.

  16. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I just want to add that you can read hubs from newbies without following them. I read lots of hubs by hubbers I don't follow.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image95
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, UW!  I probably read more of the hubs by newbies and less well know writers here than any others.  That goes for commenting too.  We each get to choose how we approach this "following" concept despite what others think we should do.  I like it this way!

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Me to, exactly.

      2. Stimp profile image77
        Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Here's a case in point....RG....I stopped by one of your hubs.  And, I learned something.  I'm not a hunter myself, but I do shoot...in my backyard on my farm....surprised?  Yup, BUT, I struggle for that perfect x-mas gift for my spouse....now I know where to go for tips.  Thanks.  I learned something today.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Stimp!  Please do not think I am trying to be contrary, I just look at this thing differently.  Good to know another shooter here!

          1. Stimp profile image77
            Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Shot a raccoon once.....took one of my kittens.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image95
              Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Even raccoons like Chinese food once in a while!

              1. Stimp profile image77
                Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Wrong...on so many levels  lol

              2. mega1 profile image81
                mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                teeheee hheee! ? funny, yesh.

    2. profile image0
      Kathryn LJposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, I only follow someone if I like their work.  I read loads of hubs but only follow the ones that 'speak' to me.  I thought that's what everyone did!

      1. Stimp profile image77
        Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Kathryn....the goat "horned" me tonight when unloading my horse....had to go get my horse from the trainer as her barns got flattened by the midwest tornados that went through yesterday.  Uggggg....they have to be cut down...those horns!!!!

  17. mrpopo profile image80
    mrpopoposted 7 years ago

    I agree with ya, Stimp. Out of courtesy I follow people back and at least check out their Hubs. Sometimes I don't have time and I just follow them, planning to check their Hubs out at another time. I don't do this for everyone that follows me though (people that spam follow, for example).

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ya, you can totally pick them out....the spammers.

  18. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    FREEDOM!  PEACE


    and some love, if it is desired and appreciated and wanted, only then, of course, and it will not be thrust upon anybody who does not want love.

  19. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I'll take a dose of love, Mega!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image95
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I thought Beth told me you were already getting a dose of love tonight from your master!  LOL!

      1. habee profile image96
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I did, baby!

        1. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Must not have been a big enough "dose" if you need more!  Eat any raisins?  LOL!

      2. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        well, I suppose, if you can call THAT love!  from her master, that - love?  dude.  what was you saying?

  20. Stimp profile image77
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    9000 what, I'm not sure....This forum is closed now...lol

    http://i26.tinypic.com/rbff4l.jpg

  21. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    I just liked this one....  no where to post it....this'll do!  LOL!

    http://pictures.howbits.com/wp-content/uploads/funny-dogs.jpg

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LUUUUUVVVV...It!!!

    2. habee profile image96
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have a dog that looks just like this one! The BIG one - not the ankle biter.

  22. cheaptrick profile image70
    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    Seems if you decide to follow a hubber you should do them the courtesy of reading at least some of there hubs.How can a person do that if they follow hundreds of writers.That kind of limits how many folks you can follow.Also,if a hubber follows you and they are radically different in there thinking[no judgement here]than you are,you can't in good conscience follow them back.imo.

  23. Stimp profile image77
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    I wonder if anyone noticed I got boobs today....Didn't have 'em this a.m.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed...I got quite the laugh out of your posts - I forget who came by.....DR? in vegas....had to go to work though

      1. Stimp profile image77
        Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good Lord, thank you....now I can go back to being Stimp again and not Ms. Boobulah.

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I think you should stay that way for a bit......LOL! ...why not? ...hey I got fired from my job at Mcd's today....couldn't make the patties big enough....you could go places with those!

          1. Stimp profile image77
            Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            YOU DID NOT?  Did you?

            http://www.guy-sports.com/fun_pictures/no_way_jose.jpg

            1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
              SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              yup...wouldn't even let me be the tosser.....can i borrow those...going for a job at the competition tomorrow...they could come in handy.

              http://www.myspacegraphicsandanimations.com/images/funny_new_14.gif

              1. Stimp profile image77
                Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Well, I suppose if they can take a kitten, they can take a patty....no pun intended.  Not just anyone can patty my hooters.

        2. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I must say, you do have a couple of good points!

          1. Stimp profile image77
            Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            And a kitten to boot.

    2. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      NO ONE wants to talk about your boobs, Stimp - it just isn't done.  Dude.  what's wrong with you?  We quietly may say something like - LOVE your new avatar, Stimp - but we ain't gonna talk about your tetas, no how!

  24. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    You need either big patties or big bazoombas to be successful.

  25. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    http://www.welcometopixelton.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/kitten_love.jpg

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      AGAIN, we've managed to take EVERYONE off topic and bring 'er to a grinding halt.

  26. Stimp profile image77
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    So, how long does a fractured bone take to heal....Gooooooodddd....

  27. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I will just assume that all of us are following each other.  Right.  and get on with my life.  dudes.

  28. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    but more importantly, did I or did I not get reported this morning for being too weird?  my score went down to a 95 from 99 yesterday and I have twice as much traffic.  hmmmmmm.

    oh well.  nevermind.  dude - whassup?  We going to get it on or what? 

    Meaning, will we or will we not discuss something.

  29. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...hey..it was fun..off to eat a late dinner...

    http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/3/15/128816577887870031.jpg

  30. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    me too.  I'm outta here for awhile - for as long as I can stay away!

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ya, good luck with that.

  31. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Unrelated to other posts here, I do have a very angry rant today.

    A hospital E.R. nurse (a guy) launched a verbal assault on me today concerning a legal issue with one of our mental health clients in 'his' E.R. It was totally irrational, out of control & unprofessional. I thought the guy was kidding, you know, never had a cross word with him before. The sad part about it is, the E.R. physician who is over the dept. was sitting right there & allowed it. All the employees in the back of the E.R. were negatively affected by it. The other doc sitting nearby was shocked. I calmly turned away from the 'rager', looked at the other doc & said "I will not take verbal abuse". He said, "Absolutely not...breath deep".  So we go in the med room where he proceeds to let me have it. I was as professional as can be expected....being I've felt terrible, am on mega doses of antibiotics, & am fighting a life threatening illness (Lyme disease) as well. 

    Needless to say, I'll be reporting the incident tomorrow: first to my superiors, then to the hospital administrator. I won't stand for abuse. Believe me, after that outburst, I was spent. I actually couldn't even cry about it. I'm just dealing with too dang much. Thank you for listening.

    So there is my rant.

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      absolutely!!  He created a harrassing, threatening, and unsafe environment for you....that's legal grounds.  Hopefully, they will see that.  Good luck.  I'm sorry you had such a horrible day.

  32. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Hi Donotfear.
    That sounds like a double dose of abuse. First the ER nurse letting go on you, then (if I'm reading this correctly) the doctor -- who should have been backing you up -- let you have it again privately (in the med room).
    I don't work in the ER but I've been in enough of them to know they are extremely tense places for all concerned.
    But you know, workplace rants are not limited to such life-or-death, high-stress environments. I've heard people "go postal" in supposedly professional environments.

    I do hope you get an apology from the nurse.
    You are owed one.
    The idea of "deep breath" is a good one, too. And, I hope that getting the feeling out there has helped you! MM

    1. Stimp profile image77
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And, Generally, I try to think that if someone is going off on me...for whatever reason....I think THEY are having some issues personally or professionally and I try to feel sorry for them.  Just say "I'm sorry you are having such a bad time, how can I help."  At least you tried.

 
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