Ich habe in UK studiert und gestern eine Mail von meiner alten Uni bekommen in der über die Auswirkungen des Brexit auf die Uni informiert wird und wie es weitergehen soll.
Und was mir komplett auf den Sack geht ist, dass sie natürlich mal wieder darauf hingewiesen haben, dass sie versuchen werden, Entscheidungsträger in London und Brüssel davon zu überzeugen, dass UK weiterhin Zugriff auf europäische Forschungsförderung haben muss.
Nix da! Ihr gehört mit hohem Bogen rausgeschmissen. Ihr geht der ganzen Welt nur noch auf den Sack mit eurem Rumgeeier und jetzt wollt ihr auch noch, dass euch die EU eure Forschungslandschaft finanziert? Verpisst euch und seid froh, dass wir nicht Mauern hochziehen, Seewege blockieren und den Luftweg sperren bis auf eurer fruchtlosen Insel alle ausgestorben sind. Vielleicht würde euch das endlich mal wieder auf den Boden der Tatsachen zurückholen.
Penner. Und jetzt raus aber schnell!
Ich hoffe, dass die EU endlich mal Eier hat und dem UK richtig in de... keep reading on reddit ➡
So i was coming back from university when I ran into a beggar standing by the street crossing. I was having a decent day so I thought I’d help out. I had a $5 and $20 bill on me so i gave her the $5 (i am by no means financially well off) and was expecting at least a thank you. Instead she said that she saw the $20 bill and (after thanking me for the $5 bill respectfully) said that “please sir i have kids to feed i have rent to pay i have nothing”. After i told her I wasn’t well off myself, she was having none of it and things took a turn when she suddenly started cursing me for being privileged and shit. After like half a minute of hearing that, i told her “ok I’ll swap the $5 for the $20 bill”, and she agreed and gave it back to me, at which point i told her “that was greedy, I didn’t like what you did, and now I’m not giving you anything” and i took off with her screaming at me. I was on semi-fight or flight mode back there but now i calmed down a bit and i feel bad for being that h... keep reading on reddit ➡
For setup, I park for work in a giant carpark that's shared by a McDonald's and a supermarket. The supermarket also has a sandwich deli that serves fresh, huge, pretty healthy sandwich and similar products. This was after work and I was famished, so decided to be naughty and grab a snack from the McDonald's.
As I was doing so I got stopped by a beggar, asking if I could help him out with some food. I'm somewhat jaded with encounters such as this, so I say I can get him a specific thing from McDonald's if he's happy to take that (not just offering cash or going to get badgered).
The beggar looks nervous, clears his throat, and says he would prefer something different. If possible, sandwiches from the deli are more filling and healthy than a McDonald's snack. If possible, and ONLY if possible, would I mind getting him a sandwich from the deli instead of a cheeseburger or whatever?
Dude looked so ashamed and nervous about asking me to go an extra step on his behalf, but he was right. I... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi all, I posted this in a different sub-reddit and then someone suggested that it might fit in here, so here I am. First time poster on this sub.
(Requested: TL/DR at the bottom)
I run a company where we hire out wedding and event service providers with our main focus being photography and videography. Other services include DJs, drone pilots, hair and makeup artists etc. (not relevant at all).
So a few months back, I get an instant chat from a bride via our website. She informs me that they are coming down to South Africa in December and they need a wedding photographer and videographer; I send our packages to her and she says her fiance wants to call me. I say that's fine and I give her my number.
A few hours pass and I'd almost forgotten about them but my phone finally rings. The fiance, speaking in a very heavy German accent, starts sweet-talking me mentioning how people rave about our fantastic work and service. I'm calling BS on every word he says, but I'm also infamous for... keep reading on reddit ➡
Never thought I would find a choosing beggar in the horse world. It is quite a demanding hobby money (and time)wise...She is basically asking for a small fortune.And a small miracle because a breeding stallion is most of the time quite hard to handle in the presence of mares... So a gentle, wellbehaved with children, breeding stallion with papers would be the million dollar horse... good luck with that lady.
I was expecting the worst from what I'd read on r/choosingbeggars (most of which aren't really CB stories, just people being offensive while trying to haggle).
So I was walking home from my friend’s apartment last night in the city of Toronto, Canada.
A CB stops me on the sidewalk and the following was the resulting dialogue (paraphrased because my memory isn’t word for word).
CB: Excuse me, do you have change on you that I could have?
Me: Umm, unfortunately I don’t carry change on me.
CB: I’m just looking for something to eat, like something from Tim Hortons (our Canadian version of Dunkin’ Donuts if you’ve never heard of it before).
Me: Oh, I actually have a Tim Hortons gift card on me (how coincidental) that you can have, and there’s about six or seven dollars on it left.
CB: No, I’m just looking for money for something to eat - do you have any cash on you at all? I’m really hungry and that card isn’t going to cut it.
Me: No but I still have the gift card that you can have.
CB: You’re no help, never mind and walks away angrily
I text my friend after and he says “Bro I told you, you are in the worst area rn.” I guess he was ri... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a new dentist who opened a clinic in a tier 1 Indian City 6 months ago.
Despite my best efforts with free camps, advertisements and other stuffs, I earned 200 RS from 2 patients in the Jan-feb 2020. Thats the 100rs ($1.5) consultation fee. Neither patients returned to even do the work. Never even got the opportunity to prove my skill.
I know roadside beggars who earn 5x that amount each month.
Now I'm thinking of pulling rickshaws at road. At least that will feed me.
PS: All of my college friends are earning well. It's only me who's cursed
I've posted on here ages ago however I'm in debate about whether this story is EP worthy or not, if not then please say so
I was in Costa and bumped into someone I know there, we sit down just talking and a man with photocopies of his family (which after seeing them, had clearly been edited to make it seem it was copied from a shoddy printer). He was being aggressive to the people inside the place, screaming things like "why the fuck don't you care about my kids" and "you fucking stingy cunt" when people said that they didn't have any change. However he started yelling bout how the people should be considering giving him £20 minimum because of his "two chubby cheeked babiessss wanted to go out to eat". Clear indicator
He then gets over to us. The person am with works part time at McDonalds and recognised this person after taking a large order to him to his car after going through the drive thru. This was two days before and he also recognised that this "homeless father" drove a £30,... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was coming out of McDonald’s yesterday when a man approached me and this was our exchange:
CB: “sorry miss do have spare change for food”
Me: “sorry I don’t have any change (I really didn’t, I rarely carry cash) but you can have my food”
CB:“Thank you but I wanted chicken”
Me: “......I’m sorry I don’t have any change”
CB: “there’s a cash machine over there”
At that point I just said sorry and walked away. I do give money whenever I have some but I’m not taking out 10 quid when I’m a uni student and have my own food to pay for especially after I offered him what I had.
So today I went to a taco stand to get tacos al vapor, (steamed tacos). There I found the CB she was trying to ask for money to buy some tacos. Everyone just ignored her and honestly I felt very sorry for her. I offered to buy her some tacos. Here is the conversation (translated from Spanish)
Me: Here I've got you
CB: Ah thank you young man extends out hand
Me: Oh no I will purchase them with my card
CB: mutters I would have preferred cash but fine
Finally its time for me to order
Me: I would like to get--
CB: I want 8 tacos and 2 burritos please
Me: Im sorry but I can't afford that much food for you. I was going to get you 4 tacos but 8 tacos and 2 burritos is too much
CB: I need food for my children
Me: You are alone I've seen you before begging for money. Now you aren't going to get anything for lying to me.
CB: Its fine I'll take the 4 tacos
Me: no you aren't
Cashier: mam please leave you are harassing a paying customer
CB: leaves I HOPE YOU GO TO HELL GREEDY A... keep reading on reddit ➡
Back ground my family is having a plumber come tomorrow to do some work on pipes the crawl space entry is in the bottom of my closet so I had to clean my closet out. Most of it is just blankets and winter clothes but some of it is old toys I kept around for younger cousins. When I’m done I decide to donate all of my old army men and army toys to good will action figures, jeeps, helicopters, landing sets, and a model ac130 gun ship. I’ve had most of it since I was 6 and I’m in high school now I was going to give them to my nephews but my sister said no because there too violent, and when I tried to give them to my younger cousins they answer was always yeah we’ll come get it later. It never happened so off to good will.
So my mom and and I drive to our local good will donation center they’re packed since this was Sunday. So we wait our turn to drive up and give our stuff. We first unloaded our old clothes and smaller things then I start getting my old army toys out. I walk up and h... keep reading on reddit ➡
These are 5 games being compared in a tool that Google released called Google Trends. It shows the search volume of topics, can compare the volumes and show you regions where certain terms are most popular. These games were picked by a user here who was asking about how he can know what games to pick that he will like, but that also have a demand of people who want to watch.
Note: Conker's bad fur day got cut off for some reason when I did the screenshot. The top 2 related searches are 'bad fur day' and 'Banjo kazooie smash Bros'
I decided to make this guide because I am tired of seeing a million people asking all the time, what game they should play or what topic they should pick for a video. Now they know they can write down ideas and compare them and see what's most popular and what people are searching alongside... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have recently been on a few dates with a person that I just didn't connect with. We didn't have the same interests, opinions, hobbies. I wasn't very physically attracted to the person, and I don't think they were physically attracted to me. I tried to push myself to like this person more. Maybe do things that I knew they would enjoy, however they didn't really return the favor. I had to modify myself in their presence and I'm going to tell you right now: Never change yourself for someone.
Beggars can be choosers.
By all accounts I'm a beggar in terms of dating, I'm sure most people are to some extent. Not in the sense that I'm not able to attract people, but the people I attract are often not compatible with me, emotionally unavailable, or have traits that I just don't prefer. There's nothing wrong with them, they just aren't for me. It's not a matter of pickiness. It's a matter of following one's heart, and also having respect for the other person's feelings. Don't get into a rel... keep reading on reddit ➡
(Backstory) This happened a few years ago, but I remember it well. My sister and her guy were living together and had a pond. He did not realize how terrible they are to clean and asked my brother and I to come help him clean it. It was a big pond like 3 foot × 3 foot and 1 foot deep at least, and we told him it would take most of the day because we are absolutely not experts. Just to note none of us mentioned money, we figured he was with our sister for so long that he was family, and he thought he was gonna just pay us what he felt was right.
To the story
We go over on a regular Arizona summer day, so it was hot as hell. We realised he was out still so we shrugged and got to it. About an hour or so in he shows up with breakfast for himself and us. We joked for a few while we ate, and then went back to work. He helped out and it was coming along nice until we found a massive centipede and we stopped to figure how the f*** do we move that thing. Then of course dared each other to do... keep reading on reddit ➡
Dont get me wrong I feel sorry for the genuine homeless but these take the biscuit. Its gotten miles worse over the space of a month or two. Overcrowding shop doorways while the staff are still cleaning, to getting out of fancy motors and watching them all crowd around a semi well dressed man then walking of in different directions. They don't even try and hide it's getting ridiculous. There's genuine homeless that ain't on drugs, that's the last thought and just fell on bad times. Prime example is the woman that sits up by tesco at the start of princess street and seeing this is a kick in the teeth. Not to even think about the organised crime behind it. When tf is the council gonna combat this or maybe help the actual homeless out.
Edit thanks for the gold award. Thought it was a issue that needed addressing
I’m chilling at Five Guys, smashing a burger and this “homeless” lady walks up to me.
“I’m seriously homeless and haven’t had anything to eat. Could you spare anything?”
Normally, I’d tell her to move along but I’ve been hungry before so I offer her my fries (which, if you’ve been to Five Guys y’all already know they give you way too damn many).
“I’d like a burger.”
I told her I didn’t have a ton of money and wasn’t about to drop another $10+ on a burger, but she could have my fries. She’s then got the nerve to grab my bag of fries, look inside, then throw them down onto the table and call ME a son of a bitch?
This happened today while I was doing errands at the downtown area. Please excuse any writing mistakes, I’m from Germany, you can correct me if you like so I can better my English :)
So, I was walking and this woman, my guess would be fourty years old, came up to me, stopped me and showed me a paper with some words written on it, it came down to ’I am a foreigner and I am not begging for money, I just need some diapers and baby food for my children, thank you for helping‘. I accepted her request because I wanted to help and we went to the closest store together.
While walking there I asked her about her kids. She told me that they are currently at home, and that they are 7 and 10 years old. Looking back, that was actually the first moment I should have realized that she was up to no good, why would a seven or a 10 year old boy need diapers anyway? And canned baby food? Why was she not cooking fresh meals for them?
So far so good, me not realizing that she’s trying to scam... keep reading on reddit ➡
For background: I'm a hospital nurse so 24/7/365 type of job. In my particular position I'm also cross trained for multiple specialty departments as well as being able to train new staff, and be the head nurse on various units. I get paid more a d can make my own schedule with some limits. The catch to all of this is that I spend up to 75hrs/week on call and when I'm called in I get zero say in where I'll be or if I'm training someone or acting as the head nurse.
Also, people always want nurses with my job to cover their request offs because their other coworkers won't. Because of a problem we had with this in the past, if I agree to work for someone else and not where I'm needed I lose about $13/hr, plus it doesn't count towards my hours for call pay and overtime.
Nurse Beggar is aware of all of these things but I recently covered a weekend for a good friend because it was her parents' 50th wedding anniversary and they were having a huge party for it. Apparently this sent Nurse Beg... keep reading on reddit ➡
My dad was just going to grab a coffee when he was approached by the beggar. He felt bad for the guy, but wasn’t trying to hand him cash, but was feeling generous and so decided to offer to buy him “whatever you want off the menu”.
The beggar hesitated for a second and then said “ok”. So my dad pulls out of line and parks to walk in with the beggar.
My dad goes to the counter and says, “whatever he wants off the menu.” The beggar starts ordering all these different sandwiches and before you know it, it’s a $15 dollar order. My dad tops it off with...”and a medium black coffee”.
The order comes out and my dad and the beggar part ways. My dad hops in his truck and sips on his coffee feeling like he really helped someone today. As he pulled around the McDs he spots the same beggar trying to sell the sandwiches to the people in line for cash.
So my border collie just had puppies and the last one (7th) I was having a hard time to find an owner that I trusted so I end up giving it to a not so close neighbor. I thought that at least I could see the dog every day to know if he was having good care
About 2 months after giving him I went to this neighbors house to see how they were getting along. He decides to go to the bathroom and during the time the dog ate about 10grams of his weed that he left on the table.
The dog starts getting sick and we realize what happened and take him to the vet. The dog got better but the bill was a bit high, about 200 dollars. But as my currency is worth less it was like 800. I was shocked when this neighbor said he expected me to pay the bill because it was my fault for not watching HIS dog and letting him eat HIS weed that HE left unattended. Add the fact that I gave for free a dog that had been vaccinated and castrated, which would cost him at least 1000 dollars to buy a border collie in a p... keep reading on reddit ➡
I honestly don't know if it was considered "assertive" but my friend and I felt uncomfortable mainly because he was quite close (especially since we're girls) and was really persistent. We were at mac and came up and threw a card with numbers on our table and kept saying "eat", we couldn't really hear him properly but we tried to dismiss him and he kept asking and tapped me on my shoulder. After around a minute, before leaving, he grabs one of our fries, gives a smug look at us and goes on to other tables. Now, he begs at other tables but once they dismiss him, he moves on.... Made us think he was more assertive with us because we're female (/more vulnerable idk) but we were just stunned, we didn't expect him to just take one of our fries.
He also went on to another woman outside who was sitting by herself to beg and was also quite persistent. My friend went to try and call her inside just in case but he was just as persistent with her as with us.
Idk Im not too sure if us being ann... keep reading on reddit ➡