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    [–] What's the most trivial thing you've seen someone have a meltdown over? Serdones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    My wife sometimes will grab herself something soon before I get home from work, and I'll jokingly get onto her for not thinking of me. Usually we do our own thing on work nights since I don't get home until late and I've been on a pretty strict diet since April, so she's not really forgetting about me. I DO get a little irritated when she told me she had leftovers that she either threw away or gave to someone else, because I always want first dibs on her rejected food.

    [–] What's the most trivial thing you've seen someone have a meltdown over? Serdones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Oh man, I wonder if it'll ever escalate to this with my wife someday. She never likes how I load the dishwasher.

    [–] What's the most trivial thing you've seen someone have a meltdown over? Serdones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I was trying to make coffee at work sometime last month. Our coffee machines have been an issue for a while, but this was my worst experience by far. Tried one and it spat out dirty water. Tried another and it was super burnt. Finally I decided to try one of the pour over coffee makers we have. Made a good cup, added one of those little creamer cups, and then realized the creamer was spoiled. If I wasn't at work, I definitely would've had a meltdown. Instead I just tossed the coffee in the garbage (still kind of a dick move of me to not dump the liquid down the sink) and went back to my desk empty-handed.

    [–] Teachers with 20+ experience, what's the difference between the kids then vs the kids now? Serdones -1 points ago in AskReddit

    My wife's nieces (or I guess our nieces now--just married August 4) were talking about dieting and they're like, I don't know, 11? To be fair, I was talking about dieting right in front of them, so maybe I'm a bad influence too.

    [–] Teachers with 20+ experience, what's the difference between the kids then vs the kids now? Serdones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Yeah, from what I've heard, smartphones are way more disruptive in the classroom than the flip phones we still had when I was in high school. The first iPhone came out my freshman year of high school, but hardly anyone had one or any other sort of smartphone by the time we graduated. Most of us still had old flip phones (plus separate MP3 players). Obviously that's more disruptive than having nothing at all in the classroom, but I don't think there was as much of an impulse to check older cellphones. Now it's not just that you could have a text, but you could be playing a game, checking social media, shopping, PLUS everything else you used to be able to do with a phone. As soon as I got my first smartphone my freshman year of college, I noticed a pretty immediate difference in my phone habits. But now I'm graduated and working full-time in an office where it's perfectly acceptable to check your phone between tasks.

    [–] Teachers with 20+ experience, what's the difference between the kids then vs the kids now? Serdones 5 points ago in AskReddit

    Yeah, right? Provided traditional desktops and laptop computers hang around in the workplace for a while longer, Millennials may actually have a leg up on Gen Z.

    [–] What are the society's unwritten rules? Serdones 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Depends on your job. If you're an hourly employee doing metrics-based call center work like me and you have a day filled with mandatory meetings, there's no expectation you make up those dials later.

    [–] What are the society's unwritten rules? Serdones 15 points ago in AskReddit

    Or if I'm trying to turn from a cross street onto an avenue and the dude STOPS TRAFFIC to let me turn. Especially crazy when his lane isn't the only one I need clear to turn.

    [–] What are the society's unwritten rules? Serdones 2 points ago in AskReddit

    My apartment complex is the worst for this. It's a gated community, which means a fence around the perimeter of the whole complex. So while we're walking the dog around the edges of the complex, we have the fence on one side. But some ground-level units have dog runs in front of their doors that go all the way to the sidewalk, which means when you walk past them, you basically have the dog run on your right and the perimeter fence on your left. My dog is super sweet, but she nips dogs she doesn't know, so we generally avoid running into random dogs. It's not like she hurts them, it's just a "Go away" nip, but we can't be sure that some dogs won't react negatively to it. That makes it super frustrating when people either stop in these chokepoints or walk through them suuuuper slowly while looking down at their phones. This is the worst complex we've lived in as far as our ability to avoid random dogs.

    [–] What are the society's unwritten rules? Serdones 3 points ago in AskReddit

    In high school, I'd give my girlfriend a ride to school most mornings. One day she came out and got onto me for having my radio up so loud. She said she could even hear it in the house. I don't think I ever realized how loud it was to people outside the car. Now I always turn down the music when entering a neighborhood, my apartment complex, a parking lot or whatever.

    [–] What are the society's unwritten rules? Serdones 1 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in AskReddit

    Pretty sure you should face the corner like you're in Blair Witch Project.

    [–] What are the society's unwritten rules? Serdones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Oh man, wish more people would respect this at work too.

    [–] What are the society's unwritten rules? Serdones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    What do you when you see a work acquaintance whose name you forget?

    [–] What are the society's unwritten rules? Serdones 0 points ago in AskReddit

    Man, I freaking love meetings. Anytime someone's like, "UGH! I have soooooo many meetings!" I'm like, "Cool, so you get extra time off the phones today? Must be a bummer."

    [–] What are you favorite YouTube channels to watch? Why? Serdones 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I'm big into cooking and other food-related channels: Binging with Babish, Bon Apetit, First We Feast, etc. Good mix of stand-and-stirs, interviews, restaurant showcases, etc.

    [–] What’s an attraction from your city/town that tourists go insane over but natives couldn’t care less about? Serdones 0 points ago in AskReddit

    Yeah, they opened one in Denver a few years ago and it was a super lackluster experience. Super small space, super long lines. Donuts were fine, but in the end I would have preferred a simple maple bar. More recently, a Hurts Donuts opened up next to the minor league baseball and soccer fields in Colorado Springs (where I live now). Much nicer space and doing a lot of the same kinds of donuts, although all the ones I've tried so far have been better than what I've had at Voodoo. My wife, roommate and I quickly made a habit of grabbing a donut after a Sky Sox (RIP) or Switchbacks game.

    [–] What’s an attraction from your city/town that tourists go insane over but natives couldn’t care less about? Serdones 21 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in AskReddit

    I live in Colorado Springs, CO and I can't stand walking the paved path through Garden of the Gods. Always so congested and you can hardly find parking. There are dozens of dirt trails around the park I rather hike instead. I totally get the appeal, it's the best way to get up close and personal with the rock formations (short of climbing them) and I'm still not opposed to doing it once in a while, particularly during the off season. But I'll usually insist on stopping literally anywhere else in the park for a hike rather than that main path, or y'know, hike somewhere else altogether.

    To my city's credit, I'd say most the cool touristy things are still pretty cool to me, even after living here most my life. Broadmoor's still fun for a night of pretending to be rich. We can still have a great afternoon or night out in Manitou Springs. Cheyenne Mountain is probably my favorite place to hike in town, although just like the main path through Garden of the Gods, I'll usually avoid the falls during the busy season. Pikes Peak will always be a beautiful mountain to hike/drive/shuttle up (RIP Cog Railway).

    [–] What are your predictions for the year 2019? Serdones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Doom Eternal is released, but you enter the gates of hell in the back of a wagon. Another person's there with you, apparently he got caught crossing the border. The wagon stops and you're led to the executioner's block, where you look up and GOD DAMNIT TODD, YOU DID IT AGAIN!

    [–] What are your predictions for the year 2019? Serdones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Keep at it! I've lost 41.2 pounds since April and it's been life-changing. I'm about six pounds away from my previous adult low (172) and curious to see how low I can go. CICO has been super successful for me. Whatever you're doing, I hope you keep it up and get where you want to be!

    [–] What are your predictions for the year 2019? Serdones 2 points ago in AskReddit

    It took me a while to get to the theater to see that movie. Based on how people talked about it, I thought the deaths were like long-time characters whose deaths meant the actors were exiting the series. Instead it was the people who are most obviously going to be brought back because they already have other movies announced.