>The NBA has issues to modify with the game itself as well. Most agree the product has shifted too far in the offense's favor, that the scoring is unnaturally inflated. In the offseason, the NBA plans to address the unnatural shooting motions of star players like James Harden and Trae Young that get foul calls under the rules in the NBA -- but would get eye rolls on the playground.
>As it comes out of survival mode for two years, the NBA can start looking at bigger decisions for the game -- implementing the midseason tournament, keeping the play-in and so much else.
This is my first post and im on mobile so apologies if I get it wrong.
I (22 male) just finished college and went back to my hometown while I figure out what I want to do next. I was planning to share an apartment with my old friends, but my parents wanted me to move in to help them out.
Covid has hid them hard and are struggling to pay their bills, so they wanted me to move in and pay rent. I said ok because I wanted to help them out. It all went well until 3 days after I moved in. My mother came in around 9 PM, saying 'I had enough screen time and need to go to bed'. I thought this was ridiculous, because I'm an adult paying rent, they have no right to demand this. She said 'your living under my roof, I make the rules'. I went along with it for the night, and the next morning I went and took my laptop back from their room. She proceeded to ground me, for 'disobeying her authority'.
I had enough of this, called the people I was going to room with and asked if they still had a spot. They said yes, so I packed up and moved in with them. Now my family is hounding me for 'not supporting my family'.
Edit 1: Hello! When I posted this, it says It was removed, so I just left it. I went on the sub yesterday and saw that this actually went through! Im going to go and respond to comments now.
"Once again, trying to say 'I charge and attack' right before I roll initiative does not give you surprise."
Neighbors in a Home Owners Association have issues that I don’t follow the HOA rules...
So the neighbors called me an asshole today...
I bought a house 5 years ago that a real estate company built on speculation. Mine was the first house in a planned subdivision that they were going to build one house at a time or as people bought the individual tracks of land.
The area kind of hit a boom period and the other surrounding houses went up quick. In my contract to purchase my home their was no home owners association and because I was here first I don’t have to join any if the other neighbors decide to create. I’m grandfathered in is what it says in my contract.
They all seem to forget this though and continually try to give me HOA fines for breaking the rules of the HOA. This has ranged from days I have things delivered to my home (Amazon deliveries on Sundays), to when I cut my grass to me having vehicles parked in my yard and they aren’t happy I own an extra tract of land because I bought 2 to have a bigger yard so I could build a shooting range (I live in the south this is not that uncommon) .
The recent event though that led to them calling me an asshole is they came over to ask me to remove the eyesore in front of my garage. Now my home faces the road not anyone else’s house so they do t stare at my garage but apparently they still don’t like it.
I run a small hobby business of doing woodworking projects and I have a shelf outside my garage door full of various pieces of treated lumber that I may use one day. It’s not the neatest and cleanest area but it’s not a disheveled mess either.
So I told them if they lightened up and just left me alone about all the other stuff. I’d consider moving my wood pile if it bothered them so much. They proceeded to tell me that I needed to address all the HOA issues and take care of the wood pile. Along with stopping any deliveries on Sundays and getting my other truck out of my yard. They handed me what basically amounts to a ticket and I trashed it and told them to get the F off my property. They called me an Asshole for my unreasonable behavior and told me they’d be back
Edit: thanks everyone for the feedback I’ve been in contact with a real estate attorney about deed and whether or not they can still attempt to legally enforce anything. Also I’ve contacted one on a creating a cease and desist. I do have cameras on my property.
Edit: The vehicle in the yard is just 1 and it’s not an abandoned wreck it’s... keep reading on reddit ➡
Learned this randomly from a client on a photo shoot when I asked her to fix her hair, apologizing in advance, because I never want a subject to feel uncomfortable. If they feel off it shows and some people are sensitive in ways you don’t expect.
She shot back “Oh don’t apologize” and gave me this LPT:
If you feel the urge to comment on someone, ask yourself if they can address it in 10 seconds or less. If so, you’re saving them embarrassment later. If not, you’re still saving them embarrassment now by NOT bringing it up.
For example: You're at a business dinner. “You have something in your teeth” is something people appreciate knowing now. They don’t want the next contact at the event to see that. But say they wore too casual an outfit to this formal event, not so much the thing you want to point out since they're stuck with it anyway.
I thought it was a great, simple way to teach empathy that covered so many bases at once, including the obviously rude stuff like weight, height, etc.
Plus I pretend to confuse this with the 5 Second Rule when I drop really good food on the floor.
For me, it has to be that unarmed strikes don't trigger things like sneak attack or smite. I feel like there's certainly reasons for it, but who doesn't want to combine an unarmed strike with Searing Smite and hit a goblin with a Falcon Punch?
There’s only one directive no matter what, and that’s to carry on hodling.
That’s not to say that the bias confirmation helps, and it’s very educational and entertaining along the way; but being content and comfortable just patiently waiting is the norm and standard response to anything other than the MOASS.
Edit 1: I never thought I’d actually have to edit a post to thank kind internet strangers for their awards, and say “well this blew up” and “RIP inbox”. I feel like a true Redditor now. I can feel the love.
Please, if you’re wanting to give paid awards to this post, instead buy some more (fractional) GME or donate to your favourite charity.
Edit 2: So, some bot just messaged me to say I’ve made it to the front page of Reddit. Not sure how to take this news. Slightly overwhelmed and feeling the love fellow apes.
I’m thankful to have made a connection with so many of you with my post. It just shows how many of us “zen apes” are genuinely out there.