Adams_BJ
Russian warship, go fuck yourself
+2,053|6645|Little Bentcock
My cat comes up for a pat every now and again, but mostly curls up in his favourite spots and sleeps. We can go away for a couple of weeks and come back and he is completely indifferent, so long as someone comes by daily to make sure he is fed and watered. The dogs will behave like its the second coming of Christ though, they will great us at the door and curl up at our feet when we sit down. They would die for us.

Also, anecdotally if we ever called to break into a house for a concern for welfare if we come across a deceased of more than a couple days who has cats its almost even odds the cats have at least had a nibble, if not actively started taking chunks from you. I am yet to encounter a dog doing the same.

Cats are evil.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
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Cats express themselves differently than dogs. People make wild extrapolation based on that. That said, some cats are the type who will be in your face most of the day, or rush out from wherever they were to greet you at the door before settling near wherever you sit down. I think people who are mostly dog people can't look past the lack of a full body wag, or the kind of unnecessary panicked excitement that some dog-owners inadvertently encourage. "Cats are evil," ok.

"Dogs would die for us," is also a bit of a meme. People tend to project nobility on the animal. Dogs are dogs. They could also maim or kill you, or your children, or jump the fence to savage some poor neighbor kid riding his bike down the street. Cats won't generally charge the fence in a mad froth like rabid animals. I've never had to carry cat treats in my car to tame down other people's felines just so I could park in my driveway without fear of injury. (speaking of antisocial types, keeping and encouraging an animal to frighten and 'deter' neighbors in their own property, or complete strangers walking down the street on errands; see also: nuisance barking for hours all day, every day). Dog people can be rather blind when it comes to their pooch. "Aww, pibble, squee, so dangerous yes you are!"

Adding to the previous, dogs have in fact eaten their dead owners. One woman had her face eaten by her red setter after she passed out drunk. Dogs will attack and eat you alive. Cats, dogs, cats and dogs, pet rodents, your own gut flora, cellular autolysis. Your dead body is on the menu. Grim!

When it comes down to it, animals are animals and people misunderstand them by projecting human behaviors and standards.

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Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,810|6129|eXtreme to the maX

Adams_BJ wrote:

Smithsonian Magazine wrote:

Australia’s federal parliament released a report that confirmed that cats were the primary drivers of mammal extinctions in the country. The report asserted that Australia leads the world with 34 such species wiped out and a further 74 land mammal species under threat

...

The final report found that every year, each individual feral cat in Australia kills 390 mammals, 225 reptiles and 130 birds. That adds up. Every year, feral cats kill 1.4 billion native Australian animals—around the same number that died in the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires when more than 73,000 square miles burned.
Right so cats kill the equivalent of 73,000 square miles of bush fire, 1,648,656 square miles of Australia have been converted from natural ecosystem to farming monoculture.
So cats have about 4% of the ecosystem impact of farming.
I know Australians have a fetish for hating cats, and ignoring their personal impact - but have some perspective, I'm sure my indoor cat causes less damage than your golf course.
And cats are a whole lot less dangerous - when was the last fatal cat attack?
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742
I had a nice first date with a petite blonde in Astoria Queens last week. She has a cat though.

While eating Thai dinner she mentions she has Lyme disease. I was like "oh I guess being an archaeologist can be dangerous." She says she thinks she got it from her cat. "I found ticks on it before." The cat is a indoor cat in Queens but in Long Island her family lets it be an outdoor cat.

I still would have went back to her place to meet her diseased cat if she invited me.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742
My girlfriend is sleeping over this week. While I was on the highway to pick her up I realized I left leftover fries from the diner I took the fish girl to.
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When I picked her I up I knew I had to figure out a way to get rid of the fries before she noticed. I took the garbage outside first. I was hoping I could figure out a way to sneak the fries out with the garbage but it didn't work. I couldn't get to the fries. I did take the garbage out though.

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My plan b was to try to get her to go to the store without me while I throw away the fries. Unfortunately I live in a city and she is Asian. She is afraid of being outside because she thinks a black guy will push her in front of a train because she is Chinese.
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So I gave her my credit card and was able to convince her to start walking to store while I take a leak and hit my vape.
https://cdn.xxl.thumbs.canstockphoto.com/its-our-new-credit-card-to-launch-business-executive-pointing-his-credit-card-stock-photo_csp26654348.jpg
https://c8.alamy.com/comp/W2RD31/young-beautiful-asian-woman-smiling-showing-presenting-credit-card-for-making-payment-or-paying-online-business-pay-a-merchant-or-as-a-cash-advance-W2RD31.jpg
When she was outside I was able to get to the fries and throw them in the trash. The trash can was empty so I needed to cover it with something. I grabbed some cardboard from the Amazon boxes I have ready for recycling tomorrow and threw it on top of the garage.

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/2FYJXPH/closeup-of-a-young-caucasian-man-throwing-a-ball-of-paper-to-the-paper-and-cardboard-compartment-of-a-home-recycling-bin-2FYJXPH.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,810|6129|eXtreme to the maX
"I bought some fires, so fucking what"

Problem solved
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
unnamednewbie13
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Reads like the start of something like a 20YA Bill-Murray-starring-as-a-womanizing-dickhead where this sequence of events plays out during the slow rollout of the opening credits. An unbelievably complicated sequence of events juggling multiple women, pretending you have work on Fridays, and concealing fast food trash under a fresh paper towel.

Steve Martin would have worked as well.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742
I think it is much less smooth. More like Seinfeld
https://s.hdnux.com/photos/30/76/61/6548583/4/1200x0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742
I am being investigated by a Hinge matches brother.
https://media.tenor.com/_XXKiotpen8AAAAd/ladies-and-gentlemen-we-got-this.gif

This is the girl that kisses like a fish. She went through some traumatic stuff and her Indian family is even more protective than before. Her mom has called her to check on her while she is out so that is whatever.  After three dates where we made out, she asks me for my full name. She gave me her real name too. She says she just wants to be able to look me up to feel safe.
https://www.deccanherald.com/sites/dh/files/article_images/2016/01/07/521718.gif
Whatever cool.

She then messaged me later how she usually does and ask if I have a LinkedIn. I asked her if she wants to look up my work credentials.  She said she wanted to be totally truthful with me so she asked her brother who is a land lord to check me out.

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This really creeped me out. Like I know people usually Google their dates. It is really weird that she told me she did it and that she had her brother do it. My heart actually started racing at the thought there is some Sikh running my name through databases.
https://media.istockphoto.com/id/1258165980/photo/a-bearded-sikh-businessman-working-on-laptop.jpg?s=612x612&w=0&k=20&c=wJ6zUFvv3LM2JTUtqqjkFAoXqQCIalTz4dbOl7_TSxs=
I told her frankly that I am not sure if I want to see her again. I told her how strange it is. She said she didn't mean to make me uncomfortable.  Before she said she never had a relationship before and she probably thought that is where this was going. I have a feeling this girl is going to take this hard.
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I don't think I am wrong for being creeped out.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,053|6794|PNW

Creepy but maybe understandable. Just be up front about why it makes you feel uncomfortable, I guess. Maybe look for women into polyamory.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+794|6707|United States of America
If the PATRIOT Act taught us anything, it's that only people with something to hide fear an invasion of their privacy.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,053|6794|PNW

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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742

SuperJail Warden wrote:

End of the school year party was today.

A few funny stories. One of them is about a coworker who lives with his girlfriend. The coworker started sleeping with the union's webmaster. He broke up with her when she started being crazy. She showed up to his apartment at night, parked in the driveway and started blasting her car horn to get his attention. His girlfriend asked him what was happening and he said he will go outside and tell the person to go away. My coworker had to tell the webmaster to go home. He had to warn the webmaster that if the girlfriend came outside there would be a physical fight. He said he then ghosted her. They work in the same school. Actually worse. The same building of the school. That's hilarious.
https://media.tenor.com/g8ic0sw27uoAAAAC/hans-landa-landa-bravo.gif

My coworker also said I could sleep with her if I wanted. So I will try.
So the lady is a floater teacher. She doesn't have her own classroom. We have our new work schedules and she shares a classroom one period near me.

Going to get a haircut and make sure to wear my nicest clothes.
https://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/media/filer_public_thumbnails/filer_public/23/8f/238fe4fe-c111-4b4a-9ba6-891aab340664/holocaust_adolf_eichmann.jpg__300x471_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscale.jpg
There is also a big conference in Atlantic City every year. The union pays for our hotel for the week. She goes every year. If I hook up with her I will go to AC this year and shack up with her for the week.
https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/businessman-key-card-room-door-hotel-young-business-man-standing-keycard-front-33421135.jpg
What is the worst that could happen?
https://www.nbc.com/sites/nbcblog/files/styles/scale_640_no_scale/public/2023/07/oppenheimer-look2.jpg
Going to be good time when we get to compare notes at the Christmas party.
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Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,810|6129|eXtreme to the maX
I think three women at work are after me, and a woman from across the road - who actually seems nice if crazy.

I think I'm just going to stay indoors from now on.
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742
I got a tinder hookup evicted from her ex-fiance's parents house. This is a low point in both of our lives.
https://metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/street-view-e1369994936332.jpg?quality=90&strip=all
https://www.vermontcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190604T0817-1916-CNS-CONFESSIONAL-PRIVILEGE-IMPORTANCE.jpg
I matched with a 22 year old white girl at 3 PM. At 12 AM Uber dropped her up. Uber picked her up at 11 AM.
https://chefsstage.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/blog.webp

Her fiance broke up with her three days before. He got another girl pregnant. He wasn't home when I was video chatting with her. I eventually talked her into coming over.
https://t3.ftcdn.net/jpg/00/53/91/80/360_F_53918053_JpCWSPxWvlm11EdXTFyLTBiwy4fi4vwE.jpg

She had to sneak out of her ex's fiance's parent's place.

When an Uber picked her up and dropped her off 12 hours later, they blew up on her and told her she needed to speed up her "find her own place."
https://c8.alamy.com/comp/2G5WRP2/parents-yelling-and-shouting-at-teenage-daughter-sittin-behind-table-and-looking-in-camera-2G5WRP2.jpg

There's a lot more to this story and none of it is good. But the cool part is I got to have sex with a 22 year old. I am 33.
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RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,736|6760|Oxferd Ohire

SuperJail Warden wrote:

I am a nice guy just trying to make it through life.
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unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,053|6794|PNW

When I was like 12, I think 60 was my threshold for thinking someone old. This greying, self-deprecatory stuff people assume in their 30s is tiresome. 30 isn't even middle age.

I think it's mainly considered creepy because a 30 is currently seen as having a greater advantage over a 20 in terms of opportunity, life experience, and financial resilience, where it would be less pronounced between a 50 and 40.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,973|6655|949

"I talked her into coming over" is totally something a predator would say.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742
Yeah that isn't making it into the final edit of my blog.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,053|6794|PNW

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

"I talked her into coming over" is totally something a predator would say.
9 out of 10 neighborhood dogs agree
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742
There's a new substitute teacher that likes me. It will take all of my willpower to not act on it. Also a one on one aide likes me too I think.

It is nice working around a bunch of women. It gases you up when coworkers get flirty with you.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,973|6655|949

Girl *notices Mac exists*

Mac: bro she's totally gassing me up. Should I try to convince her to Uber to my house?
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+636|3742
I know who to sexually harass and who not to.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,973|6655|949

I've just completed my mandated "Dignity and Respect in the Global Workplace" training, and now recognize you are exemplifying an unconscious bias called over-perception bias:

research suggests sexual harassment can occur where there are differences in power because unequal power can affect how we see situations....people with more power tend to overestimate how much they're sexually desired by others, which can cause them to pursue a romance that doesn't exist.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,973|6655|949

Wow, this one sticks out too-

no one wants to think of themselves as a bad or unethical person; in fact, even when we act unethical, we'll try to offset it by doing something "good"...

This bias is known as "moral licensing"

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