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Old 03-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #54201
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Let's get this thread back on track.

Got tickets to see Jeff Mangum next month in Eugene. Should be pretty great.

While on the subject of things that are great, had this last night:



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Old 03-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #54202
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Had a meetup for lunch today, at a place that fills up quickly. The idea - planned and very clearly communicated well in advance - was to show up by 11:15 to ensure seating since the restaurant fills up quickly and waiting to be seated at lunch sucks. My party of four was meeting another party of three.

The four of us show up on on time for aforementioned reasons and because I'm a huge nit about punctuality when other people are involved - on time is two minutes late. They could have seated the four of us right away by ourselves but wouldn't seat the seven of us together until all were present.

We call the other group and they say they're five minutes away (which means they're already late despite very explicit instructions). TWENTY minutes later they roll in. In the interim we are standing in a crowded area getting in everyone's way, watching everyone else get to eat.

I lit into them pretty good given the ridiculousness of the situation and the fact that they really had no excuse - this has happened before which is why I was so aggressive in clarifying the time beforehand, and they knew we couldn't be seated until they got there. Of course, we then had to wait another ten minutes to get a table because the place was full.

Why are some people such ****ing inconsiderate *******s when it comes to other people's time?
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #54203
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #54204
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Let's get this thread back on track.

Got tickets to see Jeff Mangum next month in Eugene. Should be pretty great.

While on the subject of things that are great, had this last night:



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Old 03-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #54205
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tuq, the correct play with people like that is to make the "official time" fifteen minutes earlier than you really plan on being there
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #54206
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Nothing says irresponsible better than showing up late and making the group waiting on you call to find out where you are
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #54207
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tuq, the correct play with people like that is to make the "official time" fifteen minutes earlier than you really plan on being there
This is a bad road to go down. The problem is that they didn't take him seriously enough when he said 11:15. Lying about the real time will only make this worse in the future. Might be good for a time or two but even if they're perpetually late they'll figure it out or at least think of times he gives as approximate.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #54208
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:01 PM   #54209
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jaredl talks about microbrews and jeff mangum in the same post; hundreds of urbane white thirtysomethings crane their necks unconsciously towards this thread

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #54210
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I did move to Pittsburgh in the summer of 2003.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #54211
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What the hell is the point of that SI picture?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #54212
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #54213
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What the hell is the point of that SI picture?
The significance of that picture is that it's the first time hockey has been depicted as being above all the other sports.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #54214
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The significance of that picture is that it's the first time hockey has been depicted as being above all the other sports.


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Old 03-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #54215
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was that the first time SI played the race card?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #54216
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it is pretty incredible where the NHL was in 94 and how badly it's been butchered since

and fools will argue "OH VIEWERSHIP IS HIGHEST! FAN ATTENDANCE IS OF THE UTMOST!"

shut up
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #54217
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seems doubtful

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #54218
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it is pretty incredible where the NHL was in 94 and how badly it's been butchered since

and fools will argue "OH VIEWERSHIP IS HIGHEST! FAN ATTENDANCE IS OF THE UTMOST!"

shut up
the NHL ran super super hot in and around 94. Hockey viewership is higher now than it was then.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #54219
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What about marketshare or profits? Us has quite a few more people now.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:17 PM   #54220
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the NHL ran super super hot in and around 94. Hockey viewership is higher now than it was then.
was obv b/c of
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #54221
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Nah, was clearly

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #54222
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Had a meetup for lunch today, at a place that fills up quickly. The idea - planned and very clearly communicated well in advance - was to show up by 11:15 to ensure seating since the restaurant fills up quickly and waiting to be seated at lunch sucks. My party of four was meeting another party of three.

The four of us show up on on time for aforementioned reasons and because I'm a huge nit about punctuality when other people are involved - on time is two minutes late. They could have seated the four of us right away by ourselves but wouldn't seat the seven of us together until all were present.

We call the other group and they say they're five minutes away (which means they're already late despite very explicit instructions). TWENTY minutes later they roll in. In the interim we are standing in a crowded area getting in everyone's way, watching everyone else get to eat.

I lit into them pretty good given the ridiculousness of the situation and the fact that they really had no excuse - this has happened before which is why I was so aggressive in clarifying the time beforehand, and they knew we couldn't be seated until they got there. Of course, we then had to wait another ten minutes to get a table because the place was full.

Why are some people such ****ing inconsiderate *******s when it comes to other people's time?
Eat without the dickheads. Problem solved.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #54223
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What Zimmer said
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #54224
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This is a bad road to go down. The problem is that they didn't take him seriously enough when he said 11:15. Lying about the real time will only make this worse in the future. Might be good for a time or two but even if they're perpetually late they'll figure it out or at least think of times he gives as approximate.
I guess it depends how often you plan on meeting with the "late party of 3" in the future. Lying seems fine if you don't regularly meet them. Even if they show up early they have no grounds to complain about you being late.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:46 PM   #54225
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my favorite chronically late person move is when they tell you 'i'm 10 minutes away' and then get there in 20 minutes. do they just not know how time works or do they somehow think you will be less upset when you are wrong again about what time you'll meet?
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