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Had to go to the supermarket this morning - out of bread, milk, and a huge list of other stuff - so I stocked up for a long wait: couple of episodes of "Avenue 5", "Better call Saul", few Android games, big thick jumper, sleeping bag, you know the kind of thing.
Walked up to entrance, straight in. Walked round with shopping list, got everything on it. They had pasta (not on list, didn't buy), TP (not on list, didn't buy) - everything that they had run out of has been replenished. Had to queue briefly (just me, no-one in front) for a self serve till, paid and out.
Painless, and efficient. (Except for the "aisle campers" who make 2M / 6ft Social Distancing pretty difficult, of course.)
Maybe the panic stockpilers have run out of room to store TP, I dunno ...
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After a tiresome meeting with the Great-Grand-Bosses, we are supposed to start our own internal team meetings. Me & my boss are part of the Great-Grand-Meeting. So we have to again schedule the meeting with our teams.
The first grand meeting has a fixed time. The second/other meeting moves based on when the 1st one ends.
After the 1st meeting. Me & my boss know we are drained. But my boss doesn't reveal it and asks me:
"Oh cool, We dial back at 11:00 am with the team"? (When the 1st (gruesome) meeting has happened between 8:00 am to 10:45 am.
I reply back saying "How about 11:15 am"?
Boss replies back "Okay, we'll keep it round - 12:00 pm"
Oh man he's very nice. He's quite older but still hard working. Our company is putting everybody into trouble. Our CEO is afraid that we would get into a slumber mode as everybody is working from home.
So he wants to ensure our minds are not tired with rest but with work.
But equating meetings to work , well we have spoken enough.
Perhaps, they want to make working-from-home much tougher than working-from-office.
That's exactly the strategy for some IT-Analphabets and prehistoric bosses...
doing home office a nightmare, people will be glad to come back to the office where they think they have more control.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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It's getting worse with films, TV series etc. The recent War of the Worlds on BBC was an appalling travesty of PC/Wokje nonsense, and paid only mild lip service to Wells' original. Especially galling for me as I live 5 minutes from the spot where the Martians landed.
what I don't get is the animation back then is still so much better - more fluid, smoother -apart from background less looping, more 'natural' movement - than today's computer assisted anime crap.
another thing I like in the old cartoons is they used real well trained musicians (orchestral instruments) for the background music. they really were super skilled and so well timed. (they recorded against a showing often all in 1 shot start-to-end after just a couple of practice rounds.)
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Now - that damn anime, enema, whatever they call it - no real animation at all - just flashing lights and Japanese fantasy girls (i.e., young school-girl innuendo). And, of course, don't forget the other flavor now available - 30 minute commercials to sell their toy-turned-cartoon.
As a little kid I watched the (then old) cartoons, in B&W, of the endless cats and mice fighting. And who can forget (or resist?) Betty Boop? !