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2020-08-13 9:38:19 PM  
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2020-08-13 9:57:59 PM  
"That included things like a bottle opener"

Sorry, if you don't carry a lighter with you into the woods, even if you don't smoke, then you shouldn't be able to open your beer.

Sorry. MacGyver rules, biatch.
 
2020-08-13 10:11:53 PM  

fatalvenom: "That included things like a bottle opener"

Sorry, if you don't carry a lighter with you into the woods, even if you don't smoke, then you shouldn't be able to open your beer.

Sorry. MacGyver rules, biatch.


Couldn't you just use the hitch or 100 other places?  shiat, if you can't open a beer bottle with a beer bottle you fail at life.

/also who camps with glass, cans are where it's at
 
2020-08-13 10:24:41 PM  

RogermcAllen: fatalvenom: "That included things like a bottle opener"

Sorry, if you don't carry a lighter with you into the woods, even if you don't smoke, then you shouldn't be able to open your beer.

Sorry. MacGyver rules, biatch.

Couldn't you just use the hitch or 100 other places?  shiat, if you can't open a beer bottle with a beer bottle you fail at life.

/also who camps with glass, cans are where it's at


That as well. Hell, I've met some women that can open them with their teeth FFS.

/all I need is anything with a 45° angle and I'll get that damn beer open
 
2020-08-13 10:37:46 PM  
I'm not sure how you get privileged from those examples if we're talking about the airline tickets. They didn't seem like first class tickets.
 
2020-08-13 11:19:24 PM  

fatalvenom: RogermcAllen: fatalvenom: "That included things like a bottle opener"

Sorry, if you don't carry a lighter with you into the woods, even if you don't smoke, then you shouldn't be able to open your beer.

Sorry. MacGyver rules, biatch.

Couldn't you just use the hitch or 100 other places?  shiat, if you can't open a beer bottle with a beer bottle you fail at life.

/also who camps with glass, cans are where it's at

That as well. Hell, I've met some women that can open them with their teeth FFS.

/all I need is anything with a 45° angle and I'll get that damn beer open


It's always the angle of the dangle.
 
2020-08-13 11:22:04 PM  

fatalvenom: "That included things like a bottle opener"

Sorry, if you don't carry a lighter with you into the woods, even if you don't smoke, then you shouldn't be able to open your beer.

Sorry. MacGyver rules, biatch.


You could use a rock or carry liquor instead. Beer is heavy.
 
2020-08-13 11:54:02 PM  

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2020-08-14 5:39:23 AM  
 I can open a bottle with my teeth. It's not pleasant but it can be done. Next Fark thread: I've lost my front teeth.
 
2020-08-14 7:14:52 AM  
All those flashy accessories will come in handy when Mr. Midlife Crisis is driving to Home Depot for potting soil. Of course, the soil is always placed on your $150 Weathertech floor liner. Because God forbid you get a speck of dirt on your "off-road machine".
 
2020-08-14 7:15:40 AM  

morg: I'm not sure how you get privileged from those examples if we're talking about the airline tickets. They didn't seem like first class tickets.


Agreed - while it sounds like these people are doing ok (they can afford international travel with their families), that doesn't mean they are exactly rolling in cash. It's possible they've been saving up for years to be able to afford this.

That said, even if they are filthy richers, I'm not going to give the airlines a pass for screwing them over. While it isn't the airlines' fault that they couldn't provide the service they sold, the plain fact is they couldn't provide it. They owe their potential customers refunds.
 
2020-08-14 7:33:13 AM  

morg: I'm not sure how you get privileged from those examples if we're talking about the airline tickets. They didn't seem like first class tickets.


$3,000 for five tickets, or $600 per ticket - that's not much more than a domestic ticket. The family sounds like bargain hunters.
 
2020-08-14 10:27:15 AM  

eKonk: morg: I'm not sure how you get privileged from those examples if we're talking about the airline tickets. They didn't seem like first class tickets.

Agreed - while it sounds like these people are doing ok (they can afford international travel with their families), that doesn't mean they are exactly rolling in cash. It's possible they've been saving up for years to be able to afford this.

That said, even if they are filthy richers, I'm not going to give the airlines a pass for screwing them over. While it isn't the airlines' fault that they couldn't provide the service they sold, the plain fact is they couldn't provide it. They owe their potential customers refunds.


A comedian's bit put this one in perspective for me.
From memory:
"I'm dating this new bird, and she's proper middle class. Been skiing and everything!"

Skiing is privilege. Holidays to Italy and St Kitts is privelege.

You sound privileged. The author is correct.
 
2020-08-14 10:54:52 AM  

FleshMonkey: eKonk: morg: I'm not sure how you get privileged from those examples if we're talking about the airline tickets. They didn't seem like first class tickets.

Agreed - while it sounds like these people are doing ok (they can afford international travel with their families), that doesn't mean they are exactly rolling in cash. It's possible they've been saving up for years to be able to afford this.

That said, even if they are filthy richers, I'm not going to give the airlines a pass for screwing them over. While it isn't the airlines' fault that they couldn't provide the service they sold, the plain fact is they couldn't provide it. They owe their potential customers refunds.

A comedian's bit put this one in perspective for me.
From memory:
"I'm dating this new bird, and she's proper middle class. Been skiing and everything!"

Skiing is privilege. Holidays to Italy and St Kitts is privelege.

You sound privileged.


That's fair.

The author is correct.

Correct about privilege? Sure.

Correct about taking joy in someone else's misfortune? Well that's their prerogative, but it kind of makes them an asshole. The people who want their money back for a service they paid for but didn't receive deserve to have it back, regardless of whether they're "better off" than the author.
 
2020-08-14 11:31:36 AM  
Absolutely.
No dispute on the fact that the author was an ass.
 
2020-08-14 11:50:18 AM  
lots of features and off-road vehicle should never be mentioned together.
Gizmos in vehicles are for bored people to play with when they are sitting in traffic on the way to work.
 
2020-08-14 12:37:12 PM  

eKonk: FleshMonkey: eKonk: morg: I'm not sure how you get privileged from those examples if we're talking about the airline tickets. They didn't seem like first class tickets.

Agreed - while it sounds like these people are doing ok (they can afford international travel with their families), that doesn't mean they are exactly rolling in cash. It's possible they've been saving up for years to be able to afford this.

That said, even if they are filthy richers, I'm not going to give the airlines a pass for screwing them over. While it isn't the airlines' fault that they couldn't provide the service they sold, the plain fact is they couldn't provide it. They owe their potential customers refunds.

A comedian's bit put this one in perspective for me.
From memory:
"I'm dating this new bird, and she's proper middle class. Been skiing and everything!"

Skiing is privilege. Holidays to Italy and St Kitts is privelege.

You sound privileged.

That's fair.

The author is correct.

Correct about privilege? Sure.

Correct about taking joy in someone else's misfortune? Well that's their prerogative, but it kind of makes them an asshole. The people who want their money back for a service they paid for but didn't receive deserve to have it back, regardless of whether they're "better off" than the author.


The best kind of humor or schaudenfraud is when someone:
- Causes their own problems
- Can afford to recover from said problem
- Gets less empathy because on their worst day they are still better off than 90% of the planet.

Ultimately 2/3 makes for good comedy.
 
2020-08-14 5:23:05 PM  

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That made me laugh more than I have in a while. Thank you.
 
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