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CastingPearls

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Why is it OK to make jokes about shooting someone's sick cat, but not about doing the same for a sick dog? My cat is my baby. I'm going to be devastated if I have to have him put down if he reblocks when they pull his catheter today.
Has he had the surgery to open his urethra? I know it's expensive, but that's usually the last resort and lifesaver. Your bio-dad has helped out before. Is it possible he would float you a loan if it would come to that?

Also, what helped my cats a lot (I had two have it at once, and we lost one because he went too quickly before we could get him to the vet) was a filtered circulating water fountain. We used a Pur water filter carafe as well as the filters that are used in the fountain. Again, an investment, but it really did make a difference. Nacho never had a crystal or blockage again after that.

If you weigh what it costs to euthanize a cat vs surgery, you might find the surgery won't be much more. I hope that when his catheters are removed, none of this will be an issue and he won't have anymore problems. My heart goes out to you and him.
 

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Has he had the surgery to open his urethra? I know it's expensive, but that's usually the last resort and lifesaver. Your bio-dad has helped out before. Is it possible he would float you a loan if it would come to that? Also, what helped my cats a lot (I had two have it at once, and we lost one because he went too quickly before we could get him to the vet) was a filtered circulating water fountain. We used a Pur water filter carafe as well as the filters that are used in the fountain. Again, an investment, but it really did make a difference. Nacho never had a crystal or blockage again after that. If you weigh what it costs to euthanize a cat vs surgery, you might find the surgery won't be much more. I hope that when his catheters are removed, none of this will be an issue and he won't have anymore problems. My heart goes out to you and him.
Thank you! So far so good. I pick him up today. He was peeing with no straining yesterday after they pulled the cath. I ordered a water fountain for him that is supposed to arrive today. I am tentatively hopeful.
 

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Again with the computer problems at work.

I've called two (that's right, TWO) of my best IT professionals (one who has been an IT specialist for over 20 years) and no one can figure out the problems I'm having.

I keep telling the company owners that it's the building wiring, but they don't care.

I'm never going to get my work done -.-
 

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Thank you! So far so good. I pick him up today. He was peeing with no straining yesterday after they pulled the cath. I ordered a water fountain for him that is supposed to arrive today. I am tentatively hopeful.
Great news!

Stock up on filters and keep the pump clean-its a catch-all for fur.
 

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Word got out to my co-worker (and friend of over 10 years) that I got a raise a few months back. A raise that only put me at the pay rate I was promised when I started this job in 2012. Apparently she didn't get a raise and she is furious.

I tried to explain to her it wasn't that I got a raise above her, I just finally got them to pay me what they promised me. She is completely missing the point of that, and is continuing to be all aggro about not getting a raise.

Now she's threatening to quit. Honestly, I'm sure it's an empty threat, but part of me wishes she would quit. Working 10+ hours a day with a friend can really put a strain on the friendship, especially when it brings out someone's true colors. She's definitely not the person I originally thought she was.
 

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Now she's threatening to quit. Honestly, I'm sure it's an empty threat, but part of me wishes she would quit. Working 10+ hours a day with a friend can really put a strain on the friendship, especially when it brings out someone's true colors. She's definitely not the person I originally thought she was.

I'm sorry to hear that...It's a shame your friend can't be happy for you. And after all it is bosses that decide these things, so it's hardly your fault she doesn't get paid more.

I came to this thread as I've had a trying week with colleagues and work friends. People sometimes get so wrapped up in their own busyness and stress and it seems they forget that you are busy too and have your own feelings and concerns.

My big annoyances are
a) Friend who is usually really there for me, supportive and fun going into dead serious work mode and despite my repeated efforts to help them out, be extra kind and understanding keeps flicking from friendly fun mode to cold and like even important work conversations are a drain on their time. How am I to know which mood you are in today? I keep asking how you are...Yet you seem to be treating me as a useful resource rather than a person/friend.
b) Colleague who is surly and pernickety and has gone and put away the items I got out for our big event next week. Even though they clearly said they were for said event. Yet you can't even put away the heavy stuff you got out for your volunteer, and expect me to lug it miles with my bad neck. (This colleague did the same as Oona's friend when I got a modest pay rise)
c) Spending ages at home doing extra work on something, making a real effort and feeling like no one gives a damn (though no doubt if I didn't bother I'd soon hear about it). Sometimes it feels like the more effort you make, the less success you have.:mad:
 

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I'm sorry to hear that...It's a shame your friend can't be happy for you. And after all it is bosses that decide these things, so it's hardly your fault she doesn't get paid more.
I've noticed more and more that she is a big ball (in a tiny body) of anger and negativity. Everyday there is something new causing her to go into a rage. I now avoid her as much as I can at the office, which sucks, but it has to be done in order to preserve what little bit of sanity I have left.
 

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Trying to get the living room clean while hubs is blocking half of it sprawled out taking a nap.. not helping!!
 

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You find out who you can trust over time. Alot of things I don't share with co-workers.
I've noticed more and more that she is a big ball (in a tiny body) of anger and negativity. Everyday there is something new causing her to go into a rage. I now avoid her as much as I can at the office, which sucks, but it has to be done in order to preserve what little bit of sanity I have left.
 

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Cross posted on the pissed off thread, but... Emailed my douche bag of an exs mother (she's lovely, he sucks) asking her if she could get my iPod touch back. Which was $180 I saved up to get. I told her to try and sneak it and just send it back to me. He's had it since we broke up and I was nice about it. Anyway, instead of just taking it she told him I wanted it back. My ex is such a child that he threw a fit and then finally agreed to it. Then later when she got on him about getting a job, he said she was attacking him and his girlfriend and they "moved out" again to go live in their friends shit hole of a trailer. I texted him earlier just simply saying "Hey I don't know how to ask without you thinking I'm starting something so I'll just ask, can I please have my iPod back." yada yada. He never answered. Lovely. So now they're not talking, he won't talk to her, and I don't get my iPod touch. Again. I hate him.
 

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I've noticed more and more that she is a big ball (in a tiny body) of anger and negativity. Everyday there is something new causing her to go into a rage. I now avoid her as much as I can at the office, which sucks, but it has to be done in order to preserve what little bit of sanity I have left.
People like that are so annoying - it spoils it for those of us who do enjoy our jobs and just want to get on with people. When people moan about everything it just reflects badly on them - so no one listens when they really do have a point.

Sometimes you just have to protect your own peace of mind and happiness and try to keep any contact as brief as possible.

Good luck!
 

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Spring allergies 2 months early. I really wanted a nice, snowy winter instead of 70 degree weather. My sinuses burn from sneezing so much today.
 
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