I (24f) broke up with my boyfriend (28m) of 4 years on new years day due to infidelity. Ever since then he’s been constantly calling me, messaging me on literally every social media app and coming around to my house even though I’ve told him numerous times he has to stop contacting me. Last Wednesday at 2 in the morning, he called me repeatedly until I answered and he told me he was in bad pain and felt sick and he thinks he needs to go to the hospital. I told him to call an ambulance if it’s that bad but he said he can’t afford the bill. Honestly I didn’t really believe there was anything wrong with him so I wasn’t really taking him seriously. I asked him what did he expect me to do and he replied that he wants me to give him a lift to the hospital because he’s in too much pain to drive himself. I blatantly refused, told him to call his brother to take him and then hung up.
Anyways, turns out he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and he’s been making me feel guilty about it ever since and he’s expecting me to visit him in the hospital “to make it up to him.”
I’m feeling pretty bad about the whole situation. Aita?
Before the launch of the new Cadillac Blackwing sedans with manual standard, Cadillac has released internal researching on the popularity of manual transmissions in the US. The Harris Poll was commissioned to do this research.
Essentially Cadillac's product planners had to figure out if a case could be made for releasing the upcoming Blackwing cars in manual, and commissioned this research to figure it out.
The original slide deck can be found here: Manual Transmission Study 30Oct2020 - Google Slides
Edit: Thank you all for all the amazing questions! I went about an hour and a half longer than I'd been scheduled, but I do have to run now. Will do my best to come back at some point to answer other questions that pop up.
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I'm 22m and my GF is 21. We have been together for 5 years. See.. I got into a terrible car accident when I was 14 and was in the hospital for 3 weeks and 5 days recovering. I have been terrified of driving ever since. To a point where I get behind the wheel and immediately get tunnel vision and everything goes blurry. So when my GF got her license at 16, she tried forcing me to go in and get mine but I just wasnt ready. This was the very beginning of our relationship.
She has continued to harp on me over the years to get my license despite the fact that I dont technically even need it. The home I am renting is literally right next door to my work. The grocery store is literally right across the street. Hospital is only a mile away. I can quite literally walk everywhere and I have been doing so since I moved here at age 20. I enjoy this. But she still harped on me, which caused numerous fights.
Back 3 months ago I went to a buddies house and while there, we ended up having a few drinks. My GF was mad because she made plans for us without me knowing and picked a fight. She ends up going home and drinking (I didnt know this). Later I told her my buddy was drinking so he couldnt drive me home and that I was just going to stay the night. She insisted on coming to get me; again, I had no knowledge that she was drinking. She got pulled over and got a DUI and lost her license for a year. She gave me an ultimatum. Either get my license or shes gone because it was "my fault" that she lost her license (I realize it's not but she tries blaming me). Didnt want her to leave so I sucked up my fear and got it. Now she wants me to drive her everywhere. Saying its "so nice" that she doesnt have to drive herself around anymore. I told her that's not how it works and I will not be driving her everywhere because as it stands now, I'm still terrified of getting behind the wheel and everything is walking distance. I told her to go walk like I had been for the past 2 years (and continue doing despite having my license). Shes pissed and telling everyone that I'm a man child who refuses to dote to his women. AITA?
I think I somehow ended up....like..... in another world on my drive home???? I don’t know??? Let me explain..
I am new here. I JUST joined Reddit about a week or so ago, for the soul purpose of trying to understand exactly what happened to me on my drive home that night... I don’t know if it’s because I’m too new and too stupid for the interface but I’m unable to find anything similar to my story and I was hoping you guys could link me in to stories similar to mine so I can try to figure out what happened, or maybe just give your opinions??.... here goes..
I was driving alone, on my way home. It was about 10pm, and I had just dropped my kids off with their dad for the weekend (he lives about 30 miles away from me) I had my radio on, just singing away!! I love night time drives, they bring me peace. The road I was on is a road I take every single day of my life, LITERALLY. I am very familiar with this road, I know it like the back of my hand. The road is a back road that leads from the town my kids father lives in, straight to my town. I always choose taking this back road over the interstate, because they’ve been doing road construction and the interstate is restricted down to 1 lane (with the other lane being oncoming traffic) Anyways, I was driving along, radio blasting, singing to the very top top of my lungs and only about 10 miles from my house....when the radio completely went static (when I say static, I mean... it actually did the weird static sound and then completely WENT SILENT). I looked around and all the sudden I couldn’t recognize where I was. I hadn’t made any wrong turns, keep in my this is a road i travel on at least twice daily...to get to work, to drop my kids off, etc. I knew for a fact I was where I should be! The landmarks were all the same....same hills, SIMILAR tree lines, but the buildings that were there before were all gone...... and the road looked...well...old??? I slowed down, just to take it all in i guess. There was a wooden structure on the side of the road, it looked maybe like an old cottage house and I had never seen it before. Strangest thing about the house was that there was an old buggy outside....when I say buggy I mean like, horse and buggy type thing. A little further ahead, I noticed a light. When I got closer I realized it was a small little fire out in the front of another structure. This structure was very similar to the other, it looked super old, I believe it was a house. Next to the fire was a man, he... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just as the title says: making MW players suffer simply to drive sales to a (IMO) worse experience/game is a bad strategy and doomed to fail.
It’s been bad for around a month now. A few minor playlist updates. Grazna raid, Arklov Peak, Superstore, Piccadilly, Cave and Crash in heavy rotation. No shoot house. No shipment dedicated playlists. Hackers galore running with Damascus camos and nothing to be done about it except wait for the next game. No anitcheat, no support or feedback from IW. Warzone now unplayable bc of the DMR.
Terrible map rotations, ads plastered on screens for the new game, a battle pass that is confusing with most of the items only available in Warzone or Black Ops!
MW has been a smash hit for them. Just look at this sub, near 1 million. Record sales and profits. A lot of us have been here since the alpha launched. I started playing in March when the lockdowns hit and am still playing. It’s a really fun game. 8 vs. 8 on shoothouse has been the most fun thing I’ve played since I started.
Yet because the new game is out, they are ACTIVELY making MW a worse experience.
Why? People who like Blackops have already bought the game! And no salt towards them. I was really hyped for the next game after MW when it was announced. Played the alph and beta and felt like it was 2 steps back from MW, so I passed.
Punishing those of us who are still playing MW just to try and sell the next game is not only dumb but works against the very thing you’re trying to do.
Please issue an updated playlist. Please balance guns. Please do something about cheaters/hackers. This is a great game, has plenty of life left in it, don’t punish the players who have spent good money to play it.
TL;DR: Don’t make MW players suffer just because CW isn’t selling well.
When I had graduated high school I got a summer job that started early in the mornings. My older step-brother who was still living at home also started a job early, but the days he worked were sporadic. I was going to get a new/used car before I started college in the fall but for those few months would have to share the station wagon with step-bro. Outside of work commute I never used the car because he would be out partying with his buddies every night (he'd just sleep at work where he was supposed to move boxes). We were supposed to alternate filling up the car, even with the unfair use, but he'd always lie about filling it up last time and my step-mom got on me and said "You use the car, so you have to pay gas." After that I never drove that car again, I got up at 4 am every work morning and rode a bike to and from work. Then, the time came for the car to be filled with gas. Step-bro: "Hey, it's you're turn to fill gas again." (I filled it last time) Me: "Nope, I haven't driven the car once, I've been riding a bike to work." He was stuck with his signature stupid look on his face and looked at his mom who was mad and about to say something until my dad said "That's right! She hasn't been driving, buy your own gas." My step-mom bit her tongue but looked furious! Step-bro still looked like he'd come across a difficult math problem he couldn't solve.
Edit: Fixing some grammar, also want to clarify this was 10+ years ago. My step-mom and I have a better relationship though a little sad. She feels bad about her difference in treatment but will never admit it or apologize to me for it. I look back on this story and laugh but when it comes to my feelings for my step-mom I care for her, but also feel sorry for her. Step-bro and I are not on speaking terms due to bigger issues.
I went for a run yesterday with a friend and they looked at me like I was out of my mind whenever I said I wanted to round out our 3.96 miles. 24 hours later and I’m still thinking about how much it bothers me that I didn’t make it a solid 4. Would’ve been fine with 3.50 or 4. NOT 3.96! 🥴
Editing to say: I don’t run “seriously” or train for anything, nor do I run to burn calories or track steps, or anything like that. I just run because it’s fun and it helps lessen anxiety. This is more so about the number itself and not actual distance. I also get annoyed in a similar way with the volume of tv and car radio. I prefer the number to end in a 5 or 0. Growing up my sister would torture me if she had the tv remote. I appreciate volume bars without numbers. 😅 Yes, I know this is odd.
With that being said- I’ve never done 10 miles. So if I was at 9.99 miles, I’d absolutely make sure I ran an additional .01 just to see the 10 on my Strava... Regardless of my GPS’s “inaccuracy.” :) In that instance it would 100% be about the distance, haha!
I had a job where I had a computer which was, incidentally, also the web server for a very important internal web application. I thought this was really stupid that it wasn't in a server room being managed by IT, but for some weird reason they wouldn't do it. I didn't use this application or have anything to do with it, but it took up a large chunk of the hard drive and made it slow. (I didn't even know what it was on the hard drive, so there was a bunch of old development software I could never remove for fear of harming the application.) I was also not permitted to turn the machine off or even sign out nights or weekends so it would be running whenever anyone needed the application, I had to just lock the screen and leave it.
This application was apparently something developed by my department before I joined the company, and everyone involved with it was no longer there, and nobody really knew anything about how it worked other than that this machine had to be running and signed in and it wasn't developed in our normal system and wasn't in our code repository. By the end of my time with the company, they'd had such turnover that I was literally the only person in the department who knew it was even there.
I was a web developer and I required a vast amount of disk space for my work, for reasons mostly relating to how moronic management was about process. (I had to keep 3 complete copies of everything the company ever developed.) I often ran out of disk space. I had to use increasingly desperate measures to deal with this, up to and including deleting anything that Microsoft included with Windows that I didn't actually need (like the camera app on a PC with no camera).
It quickly got to the point that I had to call IT to tell them my PC was becoming unusable due to disk space and could they please do something about it, and suggested that because of this application they might want to take this PC into management and give me a different one. I thought they would do something like replace the computer (identical would be fine as long as it didn't have this application on it) or give it a larger internal disk or maybe even just attach an external disk (I would still have a slow machine but I'd have had the space to do my work), but they told me that I'd have to remove what I could and defrag the disk to make more space and I would just have to suffer and please don't call them about this again. I talked to my boss and was told that IT's word was final... keep reading on reddit ➡