• the world is shit

    From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to All on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 22:19:45
    Man we are living in shitty times.

    Recently we had really cold weather. This poor lady's car didn't start, so she was forced to take the bus to work.

    She left work, walked to the bustop. Nobody shoveled it out, and she slipped and hit her head on a short metal fence. The pointy kind.

    So she's laying in the ground dying, and it's like -15 windchill. People are stepping over her, and hundreds of cars go by and nobody does anything.

    So it makes the news and the city investigates. Turns out this lady DID call 911. The dispacher decides this is not a priority, but they call some ambulance company that is contracted with the city. They SAY they drive by there, but they never got out to look. Apparently she was obscured by a snowbank. Well, it did snow like 4 inches or whatever.

    Ambulance company president pretty much says fuck you, we did nothing wrong. they also say people call 911 at the bus stop all the time and then get on the bus and drive off. there are no records of this happening.

    The sad thing is her husband recently died. she has 2 children. now they
    have nobody. this lady was just a hard worker trying to support her family.

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2024/01/30/milwaukee-officials-say-curtis-paramedics-stayed-in-truck-for-911-call/72406259007/

    http://tinyurl.com/deadlady
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 11:27:00
    The sad thing is her husband recently died. she has 2 children. now they have nobody. this lady was just a hard worker trying to support her family.

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2024/01/30/milwaukee-officials-say-c
    tis-paramedics-stayed-in-truck-for-911-call/72406259007/

    I sometimes wonder if stuff like this is getting worse, like it seems, or
    if it is just that we hear about it more now thanks to the internet and
    social media.

    It just seems like people used to want to do their jobs and to be helpful,
    and now they don't as much.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to Dumas Walker on Friday, February 02, 2024 16:39:42
    Re: the world is shit
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Wed Jan 31 2024 11:27 am

    I sometimes wonder if stuff like this is getting worse, like it seems, or
    if it is just that we hear about it more now thanks to the internet and social media.

    It just seems like people used to want to do their jobs and to be helpful, and now they don't as much.



    I keep talking about this and nobody ever listens to me :-P

    People is selfish. You can't count on them ever helping you. After you help your friends a couple of times and find out they don't reciprocate, you stop helping out because nobody cares if you live or die.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Arelor on Saturday, February 03, 2024 08:03:00
    Arelor wrote to Dumas Walker <=-

    People is selfish. You can't count on them ever helping you. After you help your friends a couple of times and find out they don't
    reciprocate, you stop helping out because nobody cares if you live or
    die.

    Alternatively, you could find a better class of friends and move on.




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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Saturday, February 03, 2024 17:02:35
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Arelor on Sat Feb 03 2024 08:03 am

    Arelor wrote to Dumas Walker <=-

    People is selfish. You can't count on them ever helping you. After you help your friends a couple of times and find out they don't reciprocate, you stop helping out because nobody cares if you live or die.

    Alternatively, you could find a better class of friends and move on.


    easier said than done.
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to poindexter FORTRAN on Monday, February 05, 2024 05:30:59
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Arelor on Sat Feb 03 2024 08:03 am

    Alternatively, you could find a better class of friends and move on.

    The point of the thread is precisely that the problem is becoming widespread.

    The human touch of interactions is getting lost. Job applications are done online, with candidates using computer generated CVs designed to please computer based CV evaluators. Dating and matchmaking is becoming automated and algorythm based. People don't make friends at the workplace anymore.

    My generation was trained not to give a flying fuck for anybody. It is not a problem of finding better people to be with. It is a problem with society becoming poisoned.

    If you hit Spanish media you will notice so many studies showing that people inmy age bracket is mostly lonely, lacks the ability to form lasting friendships,has trouble sustaining long term romantic relationships.

    If you are powerful by any meaning of the word (you make money, you have outstanding skills, you get the hot chicks) then your own social circle will try to pull you down because you will be perceived as a threat. This can be seen as early as in kindergarden. You are either medicore like everybody else or they will try their best so you are.

    Telling people to just go out and make friends is like telling a homeless to just go buy a house in a country where the house market is crashed.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Arelor on Monday, February 05, 2024 12:27:42
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: Arelor to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Feb 05 2024 05:30 am


    My generation was trained not to give a flying fuck for anybody. It is not a problem of finding better people to be with. It is a problem with society becoming poisoned.



    yeah and i'm a giver and givers only attract takers.
    i had a lot of work friends but after leaving my job of 17+ years, we don't talk anymore.
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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to Arelor on Monday, February 05, 2024 09:33:00
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: Arelor to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Feb 05 2024 05:30 am

    If you are powerful by any meaning of the word (you make money, you have outstanding skills, you get the hot chicks) then your own social circle will try to pull you down because you will be perceived as a threat. This can be seen as early as in kindergarden. You are either medicore like everybody els or they will try their best so you are.

    Back in the day they used to apply something to fix this: the knuckle sandwich

    Bring back the knuckle sandwich

    https://i.imgur.com/FhkSbPr.jpeg

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to Nopants on Monday, February 05, 2024 17:33:50
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: Nopants to Arelor on Mon Feb 05 2024 09:33 am

    Bring back the knuckle sandwich

    https://i.imgur.com/FhkSbPr.jpeg


    Absolutely lovely.

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  • From GenFx@VERT/DR to Nopants on Wednesday, February 07, 2024 00:31:26
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: Nopants to Arelor on Mon Feb 05 2024 09:33:00

    Back in the day they used to apply something to fix this: the knuckle sandwich

    Bring back the knuckle sandwich

    https://i.imgur.com/FhkSbPr.jpeg


    I WANT THIS <3

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  • From cybergod@VERT/METALLIC to MRO on Monday, March 11, 2024 18:59:00
    people are shit.... not the world, and the sad thing is that while it
    was never perfect is was so much better...

    On 2/3/2024 6:02 PM, MRO wrote:
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Arelor on Sat Feb 03 2024 08:03 am

    > -=> Arelor wrote to Dumas Walker <=-
    >
    > Ar> People is selfish. You can't count on them ever helping you. After you
    > Ar> help your friends a couple of times and find out they don't
    > Ar> reciprocate, you stop helping out because nobody cares if you live or
    > Ar> die.
    >
    > Alternatively, you could find a better class of friends and move on.
    >

    easier said than done.
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  • From cybergod@VERT/METALLIC to MRO on Monday, March 11, 2024 19:01:00
    On 2/3/2024 6:02 PM, MRO wrote:
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Arelor on Sat Feb 03 2024 08:03 am

    > -=> Arelor wrote to Dumas Walker <=-
    >
    > Ar> People is selfish. You can't count on them ever helping you. After you
    > Ar> help your friends a couple of times and find out they don't
    > Ar> reciprocate, you stop helping out because nobody cares if you live or
    > Ar> die.
    >
    > Alternatively, you could find a better class of friends and move on.
    >

    easier said than done.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to cybergod on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 09:42:40
    Re: Re: the world is shit
    By: cybergod to MRO on Mon Mar 11 2024 06:59 pm

    people are shit.... not the world, and the sad thing is that while it
    was never perfect is was so much better...



    make sure you reply on the bottom.
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