How can people live without a car?
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The world is so fucked in some places /adv/. I live in Maine and in a city with SHIT public transport. Which means, if you ever want to be a real adult, you need a car. Its so fucked up. So, in order to get a car, not only do you have to pay a hefty sum or be raped by a loan, you have to pay the state TAXES for your fucking car. You have to pay some JEWS for insurance and you have to pay some MUSLIMS for gas.
What a complete crock of shit. I am 25 and can't live my fucking life because of this shit. NO girl will date you, jobs won't provide you with a ride despite you being the best employee they could ever fucking hope for.
I am mostly pissed off with women. Not even 2/10's will date a guy with no car. No idea how the ego of women got so fucking high.
Imagine if for whatever reason you got your license revoked. That is DEATH SENTENCE in some states. It shouldn't be that way. Imagine if you got your license revoked in fucking bum fuck texas or utah or some shit? YOU ARE SERIOUSLY SCREWED.
/adv/... Please help. Why the fuck are cars so important?
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So, my boss over the past few weeks sent me emails denigrating me. He's been denigrating me for the past 4-6 months calling me useless, telling me I'm doing it on purpose to sabotage the company, etc.. Since I have had enough of this guy's shit, I decided to complain to his boss and I'm told it's being investigated.
I also got picked for jury duty this week and I have been out of work since Tuesday.
When I texted my boss to tell him I won't be in for the next 2-3 weeks due to Jury Duty, he replied with:
"Lol, you got picked? ;):)"
"What???? 2-3 weeks?"
I am considering being a bitch and filing complaint about feeling pressured by him to not do my civil duty.
Should I go ahead with this and ruin his life for pressuring someone into getting out of jury or should I hold it in for a little bit longer until the investigation at work is over?
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I need help. While I love my 11-year-old little sister, I have to admit, she has no redeeming qualities in terms of someone who I can call a "good person."
She takes advantage of others, and has no respect for me or my parents. She never cleans up after herself, she is always looking for a fight to pick, she takes items without permission and then looses said items, she badmouths others in front of their faces, and she isn't afraid to resort to physical violence in an argument. When she is (rarely) punished for her bad behavior, she only shows regret for being caught, not for her wrong actions. The punishments my parents give her are laughably soft too. All she does is sit on her ass all day watching TV while my family cleans up the messes she makes.
All I do is be nice to my sister, and all she does is be cruel and aggressive towards me. I don’t understand why she does this, is she delusional? Does she not realize the impact she has on the people she mistreats? Does she just not care? I've been trying to get my parents to take action and discipline her, but they won’t do shit. This kid is causing so much depression in my life, I’m not sure if I can go on living with her…
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TL;DR How do you discipline a spoiled child(brat)?
My son's life is now revolving around Minecraft. I put a limit on his computer time (2 hours); however, he refuses to get off after his two hours are up. Minecraft has affected him negatively. Generally, he is calm/normal around strangers (he's shy and doesn't know what to do), but when it comes to Minecraft, he acts exactly like the girls from "My Sweet Sixteen." Every time the two hours are up he gets agitated and angry. I encouraged him to try sports and find other hobbies, but he sticks to Minecraft. Minecraft unto itself isn't bad, what's bad is the group of "friends" he plays with. His friends include: your typical mexican child, a spoiled white child, and an “extreme” white child. The mexican (his parents do not give a fuck about him) is your typical American mexican. He eats junk food for breakfast, lunch, has below average grades, no passion, and does nothing but watch TV. The spoiled white kid, is the type of kid you see having a tantrum at the grocery store. His parents purchase him things that are superfluous. He always has brand new tech (usually the newest iPhones, etc) and goes around bragging about it. He tries to disprove everything you say and he shows off his “intelligence” by science reciting facts, but he is as intelligent as the mexican. The last kid is insane. This child is absolutely bat shit crazy. My best description of him is that he acts like he is on bath salts (dad is probably an alcoholic/abusive, but I'm not sure). I always hear this kid screaming into the mic for no reason when I see my son play Minecraft. My son hangs around these kids at school as well. I can't really say more, but I need help. My son was nothing like them, but is now hanging with the wrong crowd, and is starting to become a monster. What should I do?
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im looking to move to america. i have a compsci bsc from a reputable university, and ive heard you guys are always looking for IT professionals. however, i havent found a good way of searching out jobs, so if anyone has any experience doing this kind of thing, or knows any good sites etc., please share. i have enough money to move myself there, but im not known enough within industry to be brought in (i reckon)
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How do you get family to show you any respect?
I have struggled with this my entire adult life so far. No one in my family, and none of my spouse's family is ever respectful towards me.
This doesn't carry over to my professional life. At university and through work, people treat me well and talk to me as an equal. Hell, I was at a national conference the other weekend and spoke to two Harvard professors on relatively equal terms about our subjects.
Yet as soon as I'm around family, I'm treated like some kind of useless whelp. I'm employed. I'm in graduate school. I volunteer my time to a lot of causes (as a caveat, I often do all of these from home). Yet for the entire morning of today, my mother-in-law screamed through the door about how lazy, good for nothing and worthless I am. Apparently assuming I was asleep. My brother-in-law threatened his wife that he was going to ask me to be their house cleaner. My parents belittle me at every turn for still being in school (they've never paid for any of it), mocking me for being too "afraid" to join the real world. Despite the fact that I'm employed.
Does anyone have any advice, maybe on how they achieved the respect of their families, relatives, or even friends? Does anyone know why this happens, theories on how things can turn out this way? At this point, achieving basic respect feels like the underlying goal of everything I do.
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My boyfriend never defends me. Never. I don't know if i can be with someone like this. He never ever stood up for me. Not even in small things. If he was smart he could have defended me online for example, when we played online and someone insulted me and he did nothing. But not even in such circumstances he did anything. If he doesn't defend me in small things, can I expect him to defend me when something big happens? I'm scared to find out that if I was being beaten up in front of him, he would run away or just not care. Anyone with boyfriends like this? Is such a person worth it? Since nothing extreme has happened yet, do you think it would be different in such circumstances or is it a lost cause? I would like an ally, but it's as if I'm alone. I don't know what to do...
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Is a man looking for a lasting relationship wrong?
I feel like women that are quick to jump on men (usually sexually) are insecure in themselves and i hate random, unpassionate sex.
But trying to FIND something that lasts a long time seems like it's just as unhealthy, because you're not letting a relationship bloom naturally.. (okcupid, POF, tinder, ect) Is this just as insecure?
I'm a confident guy and ladies talk to me all the time in public, i've had beautiful girlfriends and long lasting relationships... but i feel as though i'm judging myself too harshly on the fact that i'm not in a relationship currently and women on these dating sites never reply.
Any ideas/input/suggestions/similar experiences?