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27 August 2013
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Funny Paper
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I was a T.A. (Teaching Assistant) for three months (one quarter) at the university I attended.  The professor had been impressed with my studies for a couple of quarters and offered me the job. It was mostly fun; I "taught" a class one day a week where I basically just reviewed what the professor had said that week.  Amusingly, I remember that I announced I would have office hours one day a week -- but nobody ever came.  I just sat there for 90 minutes at this desk outside the professor's office every week reading a book, waiting for a student to come ask me for help.

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28 August 2013
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Linde
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Sounds like a good job.

Over here we never really had a Teaching Assistant, well not in secondary school anyway, just in elementary school. They never really did much except for just standing beside the teacher being pretty, or making drawings on the blackboard when the teacher was explaining some math problem. But usually they could do something one or 2 afternoons a week and usually they just wanted to so something creative and crafty. So they gave us some drawing or crafting assignement and that was that.

So that's the image I have. But it's good to see there are Teaching Assistants who actually do what I thought they would do.

28 August 2013
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Product packaging. Does every part of a set of speakers have to come individually wrapped in plastic that cant be recycled and more cardboard than is needed. There is also no need to cut down half a rainforest for each item sold in a supermarket, store or wherever. You open the box and half of the space is filled with excess rubbish that goes immediately in the bin (hopefully to be recycled).

Also why is it so bloody hard to open them in the first place? You spend 10 minutes just to get whatever you bought out of the box.

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29 August 2013
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I recently opened a packet of burger buns and, to my schock and horror, I saw inside that each bun was wrapped in a plastic bag. It's such a waste - makes me so angry.

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29 August 2013
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MrBig said
I hate magenta so much.

My peeve is that I can never remember what colour magenta is.

 

Oh, and Windows telling me I made a spelling error when I use an Australian spelling (not US) even though I have set if for UK English everywhere I can find.

 

30 August 2013
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trcanberra said

MrBig said
I hate magenta so much.

My peeve is that I can never remember what colour magenta is.

 

Oh, and Windows telling me I made a spelling error when I use an Australian spelling (not US) even though I have set if for UK English everywhere I can find.

 

This happens sometimes, when you highlight the text make sure on the bottom it reads UK English.

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30 August 2013
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Magenta is pink... isn't it? I think so.
Pet Peeve: finding a gym nearby that you really want to go to, then seeing how much it costs :(

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30 August 2013
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Things just disappearing. Today its a dog lead and is nowhere to be found. Where do things go? My own thought now is that Dog has buried it in the garden.

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31 August 2013
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You have a dog, mmm? I always thought you'd be a cat person. 

I hate when people get pets just to have a pet. I had a friend who was trying to get rid of her hamster, after having it for years, because she just didn't like it anymore. The only time that hamsters cage was cleaned was when I went there, (which wasn't that often). So they ended up leaving the hamster in the garage for months in the middle of winter in Chicago. There wasn't any light or heat in the garage, and the poor thing froze to death. 

I don't understand why people ever even get hamsters as pets. It seems like the first month it's a lot of fun, but then they just get forgotten, especially if it bites. 

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31 August 2013
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Im' not a fan of cats, unknown. Because we're out in the country we have 2 to keep mice out but, nah, if a dog kept the number of dormice down then no cats would enter my home.

I don't mind folks having pets for pets sake, more not thinking thru the implications beforehand (cost over the years, time, holidays, illness, work etc). If you are going to get a dog then be prepared to have to walk it in the winter and get it jags, if a hamster or fish you have to clean the cage/tank. Its not rocket science. I hate folk who think shoving a dog outside for 5 minutes a day counts as its total exercise.

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18 September 2013
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I hate it when people put a period after every letter but the last in an abbreviation (for example, U.S.A).

Also, my normally not-that-slow computer has decided to be reeeeally slow for no apparent reason. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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18 September 2013
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I hate when people blow up at pets because they have an accident occasionally or before they are house trained. My oldest cat had worms earlier this year and before we found out what was the cause, she had a lot of accidents. While annoying I didn't lose my cool cause accidents do happen. I thought maybe it was because of her age, she is 10 after all and she already has a little arthritis. My mother in law gets mad when her puppy accidentally uses the restroom in the house; however, its few things for it: One its a puppy its not fully house trained, two it gets real excited when other people come over, and three sometimes my mother in law ignores when the dog is telling her it needs to go outside to use the restroom. The finial one is on her, so she shouldn't get mad. She thought about getting rid of the dog because of this. I know others who have done/though just the same. Thats cruel to the animal and stupid on the human's part. You don't throw away your child do you? I know there are those cases where people have, but thats not my point. 

18 September 2013
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Linde said
Sounds like a good job.

Over here we never really had a Teaching Assistant, well not in secondary school anyway, just in elementary school. They never really did much except for just standing beside the teacher being pretty, or making drawings on the blackboard when the teacher was explaining some math problem. But usually they could do something one or 2 afternoons a week and usually they just wanted to so something creative and crafty. So they gave us some drawing or crafting assignment and that was that.

So that's the image I have. But it's good to see there are Teaching Assistants who actually do what I thought they would do.

Where I live its the same, but we do have student teachers, which are students training to be teachers. A lot of times they act as teacher assistant for a short period and sometimes teach the class like what Funny paper described. I know others that take substitute teaching job as training. 

18 September 2013
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Oh - and those missing socks.  I have an entire (large) bag of 'socks without partners'.  I mean, where the hey can around 30 matching socks vanish to?

18 September 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Im' not a fan of cats, unknown. Because we're out in the country we have 2 to keep mice out but, nah, if a dog kept the number of dormice down then no cats would enter my home.

I don't mind folks having pets for pets sake, more not thinking thru the implications beforehand (cost over the years, time, holidays, illness, work etc). If you are going to get a dog then be prepared to have to walk it in the winter and get it jags, if a hamster or fish you have to clean the cage/tank. Its not rocket science. I hate folk who think shoving a dog outside for 5 minutes a day counts as its total exercise.

I've noticed over the years that certain types of people like or dislike cats.  I'm a big cat person, always have been.  I love dogs too, but I've always had cats.   You can't train them so if you have the need to have control over something than a cat is not for you.  I like how cats are free spirited, it suites my personality just fine.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

I love that THIS GUY loved cats.  --->a-hard-days-night-john-6

I agree with the lazy pet-owner thing.  My neighbours are like that with their dogs, and it's annoying.  

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18 September 2013
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sky090909 said
I hate when people blow up at pets because they have an accident occasionally or before they are house trained. My oldest cat had worms earlier this year and before we found out what was the cause, she had a lot of accidents. While annoying I didn't lose my cool cause accidents do happen. I thought maybe it was because of her age, she is 10 after all and she already has a little arthritis. My mother in law gets mad when her puppy accidentally uses the restroom in the house; however, its few things for it: One its a puppy its not fully house trained, two it gets real excited when other people come over, and three sometimes my mother in law ignores when the dog is telling her it needs to go outside to use the restroom. The finial one is on her, so she shouldn't get mad. She thought about getting rid of the dog because of this. I know others who have done/though just the same. Thats cruel to the animal and stupid on the human's part. You don't throw away your child do you? I know there are those cases where people have, but thats not my point. 

Agree 100%.  I had a girl on my Facebook a few years ago that was doing this.  Her cat kept urinating in different places in her house.  She was complaining about in on her status, saying how pissed off she was and that he's going to have to find another home.  I told her that if he's doing that than he has either a physical or mental issue, and that she should take him to the vet.  She did and it turned out that he had a blockage in his bladder.  Then she was on her status again complaining about how much the vet cost her!  ahdn_paul_01  So annoying.  Poor cat, like it's his fault.  

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18 September 2013
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If it were her nan, for example, who had bladder problems, would she be complaining then?

I suppose it's just easy to take your stress out on an animal.

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18 September 2013
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I wasn't happy about footing a little over $300 bill for all three of my cats going to the vet when I though it was going to be $60 originally, but I wouldn't change it for the world because now my cats are happy and healthy now. 

 

18 September 2013
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LongHairedLady said

meanmistermustard said
Im' not a fan of cats, unknown. Because we're out in the country we have 2 to keep mice out but, nah, if a dog kept the number of dormice down then no cats would enter my home.

I don't mind folks having pets for pets sake, more not thinking thru the implications beforehand (cost over the years, time, holidays, illness, work etc). If you are going to get a dog then be prepared to have to walk it in the winter and get it jags, if a hamster or fish you have to clean the cage/tank. Its not rocket science. I hate folk who think shoving a dog outside for 5 minutes a day counts as its total exercise.

I've noticed over the years that certain types of people like or dislike cats.  I'm a big cat person, always have been.  I love dogs too, but I've always had cats.   You can't train them so if you have the need to have control over something than a cat is not for you.  I like how cats are free spirited, it suites my personality just fine.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

I love that THIS GUY loved cats.  --->a-hard-days-night-john-6

I agree with the lazy pet-owner thing.  My neighbours are like that with their dogs, and it's annoying.  

 

You can train them a little bit like if they need to go outside or use the litter box and certain tricks, but yea most of the time they are free thinkers. 

Thats the thing I love most about cats and their independence. I can leave my indoor kitty and not worry about her destroying the house and accidentally using the restroom (majority of the time). A dog I would have to worry about those things. I do love dogs though and I grew up with dog (cats too), but to suit my lifestyle I am a cat person. 

18 September 2013
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I put food down for my cats who promptly sniff at it, walk away in a fuss and then come back in 10 minutes expecting the dog not to have eaten it and if its still there gobble it down. Why they wait is beyond me - probably to annoy the dog.

I stay out in the country so they are outside most of the day getting fresh air. One goes wandering for miles but the older one (about 17 years old) stays closer by the house. 

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