Random thing you loathe right now.

DHL.

11/19/2012 pick up package in TN.
11/20/2012 package ships.
11/21/2012 package arrives in GA. Then... "TENDERED TO USPS"

WTF? DHL, the shipping company, ships from Tennessee to Georgia and then f**king puts it in the mailbox to send to me?

*edit* from a town 425 miles from me?

sigh

Demyx wrote:

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

The biggest problem with social awkwardness is the associated worry and nervousness, not the social awkwardness itself.

I'm a reasonably socially-adept chap, for all my inherent nerditude. Some of my social circles are choc-a-bloc with socially awkward nerds, and the thing is that the only times interactions are ever difficult is when those people are stressing out about their social awkwardness, not when they're having a grand old time being their socially awkward selves.

Well, yeah, if your circles are full of socially awkward people then they're going to be more understanding.

What's difficult is when you're having to deal with people who really and truly are judgmental of social awkwardness.

muttonchop wrote:
Demyx wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Yeah, I was being facetious about my problem, making light of it. Don't be socially awkward. That's pretty hard for me as I perceive myself being socially awkward. What I should really do is not give-a-damn what others think but yeeeeeeeeee, that's pretty hard for me.

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

...and then you try to tell a joke to break the tension but you're too nervous so you mess up the punchline so you have to explain the joke and then you're laughing nervously and everyone else is just staring blankly at you and oh no I'm back in high school how did I get here.

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Demyx wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Don't be socially awkward. That's pretty hard for me as I perceive myself being socially awkward.

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

Look, I have met both of you in person, and maybe it was because we are all a part of the GWJ community, but neither one of you was particularly socially awkward. I actually thought that you both were a lot more sociable than I usually am.

Demyx wrote:

What's difficult is when you're having to deal with people who really and truly are judgmental of social awkwardness.

In which case, hang out with fewer douchewaffles.

Atras wrote:
Demyx wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Don't be socially awkward. That's pretty hard for me as I perceive myself being socially awkward.

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

Look, I have met both of you in person, and maybe it was because we are all a part of the GWJ community, but neither one of you was particularly socially awkward. I actually thought that you both were a lot more sociable than I usually am.

What?! Great, now you inflated my self-importance to highly dangerous levels. *struts around the room*

Atras wrote:

Look, I have met both of you in person, and maybe it was because we are all a part of the GWJ community, but neither one of you was particularly socially awkward. I actually thought that you both were a lot more sociable than I usually am.

Thanks for the vote of confidence

Jonman wrote:

In which case, hang out with fewer douchewaffles. :)

What, my family? I'd like to, but the holidays are coming up :p

Demyx wrote:
Atras wrote:

Look, I have met both of you in person, and maybe it was because we are all a part of the GWJ community, but neither one of you was particularly socially awkward. I actually thought that you both were a lot more sociable than I usually am.

Thanks for the vote of confidence

Jonman wrote:

In which case, hang out with fewer douchewaffles. :)

What, my family? I'd like to, but the holidays are coming up :p

Yes, your family of douchewaffles. Hang out with them less

Blood may be thicker than water, but the vinegary-water you fill a douche with is thinner than both.

Strangeblades wrote:
Atras wrote:
Demyx wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Don't be socially awkward. That's pretty hard for me as I perceive myself being socially awkward.

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

Look, I have met both of you in person, and maybe it was because we are all a part of the GWJ community, but neither one of you was particularly socially awkward. I actually thought that you both were a lot more sociable than I usually am.

What?! Great, now you inflated my self-importance to highly dangerous levels. *struts around the room*

Well, let's face it - you're no Zooey.

muttonchop wrote:
Demyx wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Yeah, I was being facetious about my problem, making light of it. Don't be socially awkward. That's pretty hard for me as I perceive myself being socially awkward. What I should really do is not give-a-damn what others think but yeeeeeeeeee, that's pretty hard for me.

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

...and then you try to tell a joke to break the tension but you're too nervous so you mess up the punchline so you have to explain the joke and then you're laughing nervously and everyone else is just staring blankly at you and oh no I'm back in high school how did I get here.

And WHERE ARE YOUR PANTS?!

Deadmonkeys wrote:
muttonchop wrote:
Demyx wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Yeah, I was being facetious about my problem, making light of it. Don't be socially awkward. That's pretty hard for me as I perceive myself being socially awkward. What I should really do is not give-a-damn what others think but yeeeeeeeeee, that's pretty hard for me.

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

...and then you try to tell a joke to break the tension but you're too nervous so you mess up the punchline so you have to explain the joke and then you're laughing nervously and everyone else is just staring blankly at you and oh no I'm back in high school how did I get here.

And WHERE ARE YOUR PANTS?!

Hanging off of Jeff Goldbloom's nipples is my best guess.

when I sense people are noticing my social awkwardness (psychopathic paranoia makes this an all too common experience) I send them to reeducation camps in the countryside. What I'm trying to say is you have options.

And stop looking at me like that.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

when I sense people are noticing my social awkwardness (psychopathic paranoia makes this an all too common experience) I send them to reeducation camps in the countryside. What I'm trying to say is you have options.

And stop looking at me like that.

I'm sorry my Stalin!

My body just refuses to work like a proper body should and I have absolutely no clue what to do about it. We've made so many advancements in medicine yet I have to see five different specialists for five different things and then figure out what the hell to do when there's a conflict of interest. I often have to undergo some kind of treatment or take meds that makes me feel worse and may or may not help depending on which doc it is at the time. Right now, I feel nauseous as hell and generally messed up on top of how I felt going in but they want me back because, hey, it'll work eventually. Seriously. I'm hopped up on vitamins and supplements because of deficiencies. I'm on a diet where I can't eat a damn thing because I've developed allergic reactions to most foods. I experience so many symptoms that I don't even know which symptom belongs to what problem. My immune system is a joke and can barely fight off the smallest bug. I'm falling apart and it seems like there isn't a damn thing anyone can do to stop it.

And you know what? I'm tired. I'm so damn tired.

I like your tweets, Mystic.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
gravity wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

My son is sick with a fever and was up most of the night screaming. My wife and I are completely exhausted and quite worried about him. He went to the doctor earlier this week, and we were told it should pass in a couple days; it's just so hard to see him like that.

I'm sorry to hear about that... the weekend is passed now, how's he doing?

He's much better now. Thanks for asking.

Just in time for my wife to come down with the same junk. Bet I'm next.

Glad to hear it, although I hope you manage to dodge this one. And hey, at least new phones are awesome

Cross post from the Android thread:

A week in and I scratched the screen on my Note II. I had no issues on my Atrix and figured "Hey It's Gorilla Glass I'll be fine." Nope. Luckily I'm in Korea, so getting screen protectors and accessories for the Note II shouldn't be to hard, but I'm still bummed.

Mega hugs, MV. You can have all my health pots!

Coworkers who aren't your boss, or even on your team for that matter, but think they can give you orders

Myself, a bit. I keep making the same mistakes. Things that aren't serious, at least compared to a lot of things people mention in this thread, but things I keep screwing up over and over again. Every time I think I have a handle on things I make just that one more idiotic decision and end up right back where I started.

Put simply, I think I'm bad at life.

I need to learn to let it all go.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I need to learn to let it all go.

Better out than in, I always say.

Spoiler:

Seriously though, I get what you're saying. It's baffling how I can sometimes deal with 'real' issues, and how really trivial stuff can pull me down.

CHRIS MATTHEWS. WHY IS HE ALWAYS SHOUTING?

Radical Ans wrote:

Coworkers who aren't your boss, or even on your team for that matter, but think they can give you orders

Worse part about my job (other than being underpaid). Since my coworkers and I are on site under contract, many employees of the company itself seem to think they are above us. Since we're there to help their management manage and keep track of them (time cards, call-offs, parking, etc), it does cause problems.

I am feeling disproportionately sad/depressed that my husband and a group of our mutual friends are planning a weekend outing to a movie and that I was not invited - not even by my own husband.

I don't even really want to see the movie, and would have passed on it if I had been asked and yet, I feel like the way I did in grade four when I was one of three kids not asked to a b-day party a classmate was having, and everyone one else in the class got a shiny invitation with a dinosaur on it.

Yes, I know this is stupid, but still feel sad/depressed/left out/overlooked anyway.

Blech.

My PC's CPU may be completely f*cked.

Got home today, turned on the PC, and it shut itself off after 10 minutes. I hit the power button. It started up, but died after 5 seconds.

I hauled the damn thing downstairs and opened the case. There was a lot of heat coming off the CPU fan, so I hit it with some compressed air. A tiny clump of dust flew out from behind the fan. I got it up and running again, and I'm using Memtest to rule out the RAM I installed a couple of months ago, but I don't have the time or money to deal with this right now.

I don't overclock my system, so it's not overheating/failing because of added stress. I'm starting to think my recent audio problems are somehow related. Was that little clump of dust the culprit? Only time will tell.

Atras wrote:
Demyx wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Don't be socially awkward. That's pretty hard for me as I perceive myself being socially awkward.

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

Look, I have met both of you in person, and maybe it was because we are all a part of the GWJ community, but neither one of you was particularly socially awkward. I actually thought that you both were a lot more sociable than I usually am.

I've noticed this happens a lot to socially awkward people. I'm very socially awkward, but I've also learned to "fake it" pretty well, as a lot of us socially awkward people do.

So you get a group of us together, and we're all faking it at one another, doing much better jobs at it than we realise, but feeling so very nervous on the inside. Later on, one of the group admits to being socially awkward, and everyone else is surprised, and goes "I thought I was the socially awkward one!".

My girlfriend (also a soc-awk) is convinced I'm a social butterfly that instantly gets on with people. I try to explain to her that I'm terrified every second I'm talking to someone I don't know well, but apparently my acting has gotten pretty good.

Redwing wrote:
Atras wrote:
Demyx wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Don't be socially awkward. That's pretty hard for me as I perceive myself being socially awkward.

The best part is getting nervous about socially awkward, and the nervousness makes you even more socially awkward, which in turn leads to more nervousness...

Look, I have met both of you in person, and maybe it was because we are all a part of the GWJ community, but neither one of you was particularly socially awkward. I actually thought that you both were a lot more sociable than I usually am.

I've noticed this happens a lot to socially awkward people. I'm very socially awkward, but I've also learned to "fake it" pretty well, as a lot of us socially awkward people do.

So you get a group of us together, and we're all faking it at one another, doing much better jobs at it than we realise, but feeling so very nervous on the inside. Later on, one of the group admits to being socially awkward, and everyone else is surprised, and goes "I thought I was the socially awkward one!".

My girlfriend (also a soc-awk) is convinced I'm a social butterfly that instantly gets on with people. I try to explain to her that I'm terrified every second I'm talking to someone I don't know well, but apparently my acting has gotten pretty good. :lol:

I'm socially awkward, but mainly around people I don't know; having the gap-bridger of 'meeting' people on twitter, or IRC takes away much of the pressure, which is why I could social butterfly my way through PenCon and PAX.

Mimble wrote:

Yes, I know this is stupid, but still feel sad/depressed/left out/overlooked anyway.

I'd feel bad about it too. You should have been invited.