Why YSK: I'm posting this because that has always been my answer, and more often than not they look at me like I have three heads, which tells me that it's not a common response they get. While they may need that for you to get a 5% discount next time you go in, the real reason they want it is to sell your information and have you receive unsolicited phone calls. To that I say, no thank you.
Chris Herring is a Senior NBA writer for ESPN/FiveThirtyEight >"It's always been treated as this endearing quality to not know how to pronounce these guys' names (literal MVP winners), or not know what countries they're from (MVP candidates), or not know which teams they play for... It's really not that funny, tho."
> I fully get that it's entertainment. I don't expect analytical arguments with every segment. I just think no one is done any favors w playing into this lowest-common denominator thing all the time.
>I think what legitimately frustrates me, too, is that it's almost incentivized at this point, too. Wasn't lost on me that Bleacher Report announced they were killing their whole magazine within the same two-day window that Turner re-upped w Shaq. Which ... I get it!
>But in light of something like that, bringing a certain level of effort to something would be wonderful. It would be more than welcome if and when it actually happens
Look I love Inside the NBA because it's mostly a comedy show that sometimes includes some basketball and I know that it's meant for the American market but the way NBA is globalized now I thinks it's damaging to the actual product you're tryna promote to be butchering names and origins of MVP candidates for years and years. Jokić handled it perfectly even if he wasn't cool with it
EDIT: My supervisor was not happy with the response from the T1 agent’s supervisor, so he went to the department manager, and said he would go to HR himself if the manager did not satisfactorily resolve the issue. It is unlikely I will hear much more.
I work in tier two technical support on email exchange servers.
Today I was reminded why I changed my display name from my full first name to my first initial.
I asked a Tier 1 agent to take some basic troubleshooting steps with the customer.
T1: my client is a lady and doesn't know how to do much.
ME: What does one have to do with the other?
T1: Ladies do not know anything with computers. Us men are the ones that should do this stuff.
ME: What makes you think I am a man?
T1: Aren't you?
T1: =ends chat with a comment in the survey that women should be in the home and not working tech=
Joke's on him. I have worked from home for the last 2+ years.
Obviously I flagged that chat for a review. My boss is absolutely going to love having a talk with this guys supervisor when he gets into the office tomorrow.
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Source >The Portland Trail Blazers center called the President of Turkey the “Hitler of our country,” after Erdogan was accused of carrying out several terror attacks and overthrowing democracy in Kanter’s home country.
>Because of Kanter’s unwavering beliefs of Erodgan's government and administration over the last few years, the 6-foot-11 center lives a life very different than his NBA counterparts.
>Wearing a shirt with the words, “we cannot walk alone,” Kanter conducted this exclusive interview with NBC Sports Northwest Trail Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes with a trashcan propping up his laptop.
>But, why does Kanter choose to live in a hotel vs. a house or apartment?
>“Because it’s more security,” Kanter explained of his living situation. “There’s a lobby, there’s people out there that can protect you...
>I understand that it can be really tough sometimes, but I think right now that’s the best situation for me.
>Following a recent road trip with the team, Kanter said the FBI would pay him a visit to install a panic button within arm’s reach of his bed. It’s become a common amenity for the 28-year-old, like an alarm clock or high-tech thermostat found in most homes.
>He’s encouraged to press the button should a threat ever present itself.
>“Actually, two years ago, I sat down with the FBI and we had a conversation. They said whenever you need us, please don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll be there and you’ll be fine,” Kanter explained. “They come to my room, they set up this thing, and they give me a button. If I feel ever uncomfortable or ever like I worry about anything, they always tell me push that button and we’ll be there in 2 or 3 minutes.”
>Turkey sought an international arrest warrant known as "Red Notice" for Kanter in 2019, alleging that he is part of a terrorist organization. His passport was also seized during a layover in 2017 in Romania after the Turkish embassy canceled his passport.
>Since then, Kanter won’t travel outside of the United States, and has elected to skip NBA games in London and Toronto over the years. While America has become a safe haven of sorts for the Trail Blazers star, he still lives his life under constant threat.
>“The threats are real and I’m still getting them every week,” Kanter said. “But I think America is d... keep reading on reddit ➡
Why YSK: because mistakes happen and minds change, especially during such an emotional and stressful time. You don’t have to live with regret because you messed up the spelling or you suddenly realize that the baby’s name just isn’t the right one.
For the past few years, every time I buy my niece anything, she complains about it. She has expensive taste and while I’m not broke, I certainly do not have the money to buy what she asks for. I’ve told her this in the past along with her mother. Both seem to understand, but my niece will still get a “that’s all” attitude about her. One year, I got her a gift card to her favorite clothing store. It wasn’t enough to buy a full outfit from there, but it’d get her a pair of jeans or a sweater or something. She said “You expect me to be able to use this to buy something?” Another, I flat out gave her cash to put towards one of the items on her list and I was told that it wasn’t enough, so what was the point?
She’s 16 now. For her birthday in May, I sent her a gift card to a different store. When she called me to thank me, she said “Thank you, even though this isn’t enough to buy anything”.
I was pretty pissed and told my sister I wasn’t buying her daughter anything else. She said that wasn’t fair because our brother’s kids always get something to open on Christmas. Yeah, because her kids aren’t ungrateful about the gifts. They understand I’m not the aunt that can spoil them, but they appreciate their small gifts.
I still didn’t want to cause drama on Christmas. Every year, I always get a kid from one of those organizations to buy a gift for. This year, I selected two, one of them wanted something within the budget I set for my nieces and nephews. I bought the present in niece’s name and made a nice handmade card, detailing that a gift to a less fortunate child had been made in her name.
We couldn’t be together this year for Christmas because of ‘rona but we did a Zoom celebration with everyone. My niece opened her gift and freaked the fuck out. She said it wasn’t fair everyone else got a gift. I said, I figured this was something that was useful. She got even more pissed, broke what my parents’ got her and stormed out of the room.
My family has called me an asshole for this. They said it would’ve been better to not get her anything at all. Am I an asshole?