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Definitely time to say goodbye to that PITA and enjoy your day off!
Ivm sorry, I'm kind of new to the caking community. I've seen "PITA" a couple times but don't know what it means, aside from a flat pocket bread that is....can someone please explain? :-/
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Pain in the assassin
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Ah...that's fantastic. Thanks!
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"kaylawaylalayla," I believe what you're circumlocuting around would be "Equus asinius."

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post #1821 of 2798
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I just had my first Bridezilla! She was an old work colleague/kind of friend. She had changed her mind on the design three times, then changed her mind on whether she wanted sugar flowers, fresh flowers or fake flowers. 
She messaged me on Saturday to check what the size of the top tier was so she could get the fake flowers made up in the right size and I had mentioned that I hadnt recieved my invite yet, but she said she had sent it, so she gave me the details in a text message.
Last night I emailed her the order form/agreement to fill out, sign and send back to me. It is required of all my brides to fill it out, so I have all the contact details of the venue, and the earliest set up time etc.
This is how the conversation went afterwards (She is red):
 

Hi,
Could you please fill in the details regarding the venue details, and read and sign the other parts.
Thanks,
Liv
 

ummm... i gave u the details on the weekend yeah?
Its not working for me sorry.
If its all to much just say so dude, i can look into something else if its easier?

 

 

 

I don't think something is up because I have a friend like this.  She just can't do administration.  It's amazing too because she's doing her PhD at a reputable University so it's not like she can't follow instructions.  She just won't.  And she's like that about her own life.  I emailed her the other day to ask her about how a job interview went and she was like "I didn't get it.  Also, I totaled my car and I quit my job."  And this from a person who has a mortgage.  Yeah uh huh, "oh I just quit my job".... some people just don't get it.  

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I quit a full-time job once, with no immediate prospects for another full-time job, only a couple of part-time jobs I'd held the entire time I'd held the full-time job.

 

But I had a very good reason: the stress of that job was ruining my ability to do that job, and was also doing a number on both my sanity and my physical health, to the point where it was costing me more than it was paying me. The part-time jobs, on the other hand, were jobs where I seemingly could do no wrong.

 

Four years, two and a half months later, I was offered my present full-time job. That was a tad over 19 years ago. The four years, two and a half months with only my part-time jobs bringing in revenue were far less stressful than the year that had driven me to quit.

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post #1823 of 2798

My niece's 7th birthday is coming up. Apparently she wants a brownie cake, and with her baby girl voice it probably sounds like "bwownee cake," which tickles me to pieces. 

 

Anyway, when questioned about what a brownie cake was, my niece replied, "Don't worry, me and Aunt Jenny will handle it." I love her confidence. I hope I can! LOL

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Hmm. "Brownie" as in intentionally-fallen chocolate cake? "Brownie" as in pre-Instamatic Kodak roll film camera? "Brownie" as in Girl Scouting? "Brownie" as in a type of fairy?

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post #1825 of 2798
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I quit a full-time job once, with no immediate prospects for another full-time job, only a couple of part-time jobs I'd held the entire time I'd held the full-time job.

 

But I had a very good reason: the stress of that job was ruining my ability to do that job, and was also doing a number on both my sanity and my physical health, to the point where it was costing me more than it was paying me. The part-time jobs, on the other hand, were jobs where I seemingly could do no wrong.

 

Four years, two and a half months later, I was offered my present full-time job. That was a tad over 19 years ago. The four years, two and a half months with only my part-time jobs bringing in revenue were far less stressful than the year that had driven me to quit.


I hear you. Been there, done that. Thumbs up for sanity!

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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"kaylawaylalayla," I believe what you're circumlocuting around would be "Equus asinius."
give me a moment while I look up mostof the words you just said lol.
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I hear you. Been there, done that. Thumbs up for sanity!

Me too. Walked off the job before noon. No prospects whatsoever. Literally cleaned toilets for cash under the table for about 6 weeks until I found a job for less pay than the one I'd quit. Met my husband, mad some lifelong friends, met my future boss who started his own lab and hired me on as his first employee for $$$$$. It worked out quite nicely for me. Money, mortgages, jobs, wedding cakes, these things come and go. As Tracy chapman said, "all that you have is your soul."
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Or perhaps Johnny paycheck said it better. "Take this job and shove it." icon_smile.gif
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But I had a very good reason: the stress of that job was ruining my ability to do that job, and was also doing a number on both my sanity and my physical health, to the point where it was costing me more than it was paying me. Were you in the Navy? That sounds like my job! lol^ more weeks until I am unemployed.....
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No, I was working for a small software publisher in Long Beach, specializing in the Commodore Amiga. The owner of which had bought, outright, a small-business accounting program, written in C, by an accountant who had never written a non-trivial program in any language other than BASIC, and who had absolutely no understanding of the "fail-safe" concept. It had an unfortunate tendency to crash. Turning the user's financial data into irrecoverable gibberish. Then, when the author of it refused to fix its hidden flaws, it got dumped in my lap. And I was constantly blamed for its hidden flaws, and accused of dragging it out (when in fact, it was becoming increasingly unbearable to work on the thing, knowing that it was a disaster waiting to happen).

 

Not long after I walked out, the next programmer to get stuck with that albatross finally convinced the owner to abandon it.

 

Can we maybe talk about something more pleasant, like maybe CAKES?

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