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psychoticmilkman  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microsoft Closing Retail Locations

It was purely to compete with the Apple stores and to have a physical customer service experience for those who wanted it. Microsoft retail stores as a whole were always operating at a loss and were written off as marketing.

psychoticmilkman  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 387th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Nice! I've only recently gotten into them, I like them a lot so far.

psychoticmilkman  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 387th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

psychoticmilkman  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 17, 2020

I only had 3 panic attacks this week....so we're doing better than last week I guess.

Got refereed to a clinic to speak to a doctor about anxiety medication, called and was told consultations are fully booked through July. They're opening up appointments for August on July 9th, the lady I spoke to stressed hard that I should call as early as possible on July 9th because of the likelihood of them filling all August appointments very quickly.

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psychoticmilkman  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 386th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Also this magnificent vocal free album.

psychoticmilkman  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

I knew a good cop.

A super kind caring religious man who very obviously became an officer to help people.

By the time I met him. He was in his late 40's, and was broken. He had been an officer for more than 20 years and it never went well for him. He worked in a department that I later found had some of the worst cases of police brutality in out area. He was immediately ostracized, ignored and berated for reporting crimes of other officers. He was transferred and shuffled around and ended up in a position of prisoner transport, where he could be kept at bay without a regular partner and generally ignored. He seemed incredibly heartbroken coming home from work everyday. He died from cancer a few years ago. RIP.

psychoticmilkman  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Are you easing back in to less distant socializing?


I'm already severely socially anxious. I got a job at a damn grocery store to try and force myself back into social situations, and then this all happened.

I had a really hard time of it when thousands of people started flooding our store. Regular customers started freaking out. I had one guy try to sneak me $50 if I gave him my departments half empty jar of sanitizer wipes. I had people walking INTO THE BACK my FRESH FOOD department trying to steal our gloves and masks.

Overall the store has done well getting a lot of things in place for everyone's protection. I lucked out and was offered graveyard shift doing prep work so I didn't have to be near anyone, which I have been doing since mid March.

But by the first of May, while more and more protections were put in place, more and more people started being lax. Less than 1/4 of customers coming in are wearing masks and way too many employees have stopped wearing or are improperly wearing masks. Even though I'm the only person in my department at night, on two occasions, I've had to take exaggerated steps away from coworkers as they approach me in my workspace.

Doing this for less than 15 hours a week, and only seeing 2 other people, besides my wife, in person during the last few months has been okay, but still stressful for me.

However, in the last couple weeks (especially Memorial Day), it has become clear that more and more people are done staying at home and done social distancing.

I'm inclined to continue to wear a mask and gloves when I leave the home for a good long while, it'll certainly last until next year when we can see a little more clearly how likely/strongly it will return after summer.

I turned in my two weeks notice and at least until July, when my wife may start working half of her shifts back in her office, we will likely not even leave the apartment except to walk around the block (late at night with less people).

Also, digital Dungeons and Dragons is way less awesome than playing in person, it works, but I miss it. We do have a pretty small group though, so we may be considering this again soonish.

psychoticmilkman  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 383rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

psychoticmilkman  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 382nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I love this.

psychoticmilkman  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 382nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"