AnalogyAddict

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AnalogyAddict,

Speaking as a UX designer, probably because some "product manager" decided it was too expensive to override the auto- sort that was applied before the designer was brought in to "pretty things up."

There is no tone of bitterness in my comment, honestly there isn't.

AnalogyAddict,

Haha! Exactly! I do some coding, too, but I can't think like a UXer and a dev at the same time.

It's the "making it pretty" part that makes me bitter. That is the LEAST part of what we do.

It's like asking an architect to come in and fix the building after it's already mostly built. Bad PMs insist on seeing us like interior decorators, but we are primarily architects.

AnalogyAddict,

I'd believe that, if they weren't already paying the architect salary to have us do interior design. They hire us, then shackle us.

AnalogyAddict,

As a UX designer who decided not to be a doctor though I could have, I don't think this is how it works.

AnalogyAddict,

That doesn't mean if you get rid of insurance jobs, they would be nurses.

AnalogyAddict,

Or they'd be pushing paper somewhere else.

AnalogyAddict,

I'm pretty sure there was an ancient story about this being a very bad idea. Something about languages....

AnalogyAddict,

This is anecdotal, but I've loved animals my entire life. I was going to be a vet, but changed careers because my internship made me afraid it would ruin my love of animals.

I've had a very rough twenty years. I was married to a man who turned out was abusive to animals, so I gave up my dream of having pets. When I bucked my entire culture to divorce him, I fought my way back to enough financial security to own them again.

My first pet was 5 when I got him. I had three years of his endless health problems, but I loved him and he died. Then I got a couple of puppies and I love them, but...I don't think I'll own any more dogs. Dealing with other pet owners has been a nightmare. Off leash, poorly trained, outright dangerous dogs everywhere.

But even more to the point, I'm a terrible owner for them. I'm allergic, so I only play with them before my shower. And my mental health has me barely able to function some days. And I'll never be able to own the property they need to truly flourish. They deserve better than me. So I agree. Poor mental health can be exacerbated by pet ownership.

AnalogyAddict,

I love cats, but I'm even more wildly allergic to them. I not allergic to horses and to sheep, and that's about it. But it takes more than a wish to own either of those.

AnalogyAddict,

This is exactly what I meant!

Thanks.

It is amazing how politics can be so affected by a border change.

AnalogyAddict,

Plants also react to being harmed, so it's arguable they don't feel pain.

AnalogyAddict,

Males tend to get better quality and fit than women do, though.

AnalogyAddict,

Anyone who uses that term is immediately labeled an incel in my mind, and I block them.

AnalogyAddict, to amitheasshole

Update: Karen Brigade at the dog park

So, the Karen came after me again today, AND I heard from the park people.

She came after me twice, screaming about committing a felony and police calls and having me on video. I told her to stop harassing me and to leave me alone, I also mocked her to the extent of my morning brain's capacity.

Spoiler: she didn't leave me alone.

An animal control officer got back to me, and after the required transfers and telling my ridiculous story multiple times, was told that they have no idea which government body is supposed to be in charge of setting the rules.

However, the park office team that maintains it said nothing but gravel is supposed to be in that area of the park, and they have entered a work order to officially remove ALL the weeds.

So now there will be no more sunflowers, fox tails, thistles, or other weeds. Super big win, because I couldn't pull all the fox tails myself.

The park office will get back to me after the holiday with any info they can dig up about who actually sets the rules for that particular park, but the issue is as settled as it is going to get.

The official on the phone said she hopes that having an official team remove all the weeds will get the Karens to leave me alone, and the animal control officer said if she comes after me again to not hesitate to call dispatch for harassment. I did snap a pic of the sign and of her license plate, in case I end up skewered in a ditch somewhere.

Hopefully I have properly applied the metaphorical blood on my lintel, and the Weed Avenger can pass by and leave me alone henceforth.

AnalogyAddict,

@Little8Lost Don't worry, there are miles and miles of walking/bike path nearby that go through as many weeds as your heart could possibly love.

AnalogyAddict, (edited )

They are well taken care of. There are tons of thistles and sunflowers on the other side of the fence.

AnalogyAddict, to RedditMigration

As a victim of domestic violence who has spent years online trying to help other victims, Reddit's act of undeleting several of my deleted comments just made me have to go through and manually delete. In the process, I had to relive a huge chunk of trauma.

I'm not feeling okay right now.

AnalogyAddict,

@tenth

That's what I used the first time. I was hoping manually deleting them this time would make it stick. Thanks, though.

AnalogyAddict,

@admiralteal

No, some of my restored comments had been removed years ago because they were too identifying to leave out there, once the purpose of support was accomplished.

AnalogyAddict,

@BaroquenRecorder i didn't delete my account. I don't know of any way to restore a deleted account.

AnalogyAddict,

@Skellybones Thank you. I processed it.
Hopefully I don't have to do it again.

AnalogyAddict,

I think you're getting temporary POs confused with permanent ones.

My ex and abuser was convicted of domestic violence charges, and currently owns a gun and has no public record of his crimes. This despite being anti gun and getting it for the sole purpose of scaring me. Proof has nothing to do with it. Courts regularly ignore proof in order to fail to protect victims. If they don't accept criminal convictions as proof, there isn't much they will accept. Don't pretend this has anything to do with a need to prove that someone is a monster before taking away his deadly toys.

For what it is worth, our kids are still fighting to heal the damage he did to them. But he has a right to a gun, so bully for him.

AnalogyAddict,

Police don't issue POs in any jurisdiction I know of. You have to go to court for that. Police can't do more than ask them nicely to go away until you get a court issued PO signed by a judge.

The vast majority of evidence shows that people don't tend to go around falsely accusing their loved ones of crimes just for kicks and giggles. Yet every abuse apologist loves to polish up that argument every single time.

I'm trying to give you the benefit of doubt, but you do realize that making these arguments in this way puts you squarely aligned with the most consistent group of murderers in the world, right?

"People are being hurt and terrorized, and need to be protected!"

"But we couldn't possibly take away a few guns until we sort this out, because an entitled violent person's right to have a gun is way more important than thousands of innocent murdered women and children, right!...Right?"

AnalogyAddict, (edited ) to amitheasshole

AITA for ripping up wildflowers and stirring up the Karen brigade?

I'll try to keep this short. A local dog park has three areas, two of which are for large/ active dogs. The front area is watered, grass, and maintained. The back area is gravel, and the weeds are allowed to grow at will. This part of the park is surrounded by empty fields on three sides, so the weeds are plentifully available.

Some of these weeds are wild sunflowers, which I enjoyed until my dog got stabbed by the dried up stems last year. One stab wound was 12 inches deep, running along the inside of her skin and over the muscle and bone. You could see her ribs in the gash. That was about $800 to fix. The second was more superficial, so I treated it myself. That second time was when I realized what caused the injury.

So this year, not wanting any dogs to be injured again, I started slowly ripping up the seedlings as they came in. No one has ever asked me about it.

This morning, there was a red marker laminated sign hole punched and zip tied to the fence saying "Please don't pick the sunflowers, other people enjoy them."

I laughed it off, and grabbed a couple more sprouts as I was picking up my and others' dogs' poop. A woman passing by said to me "did you see the sign?"

I said "yes, it's hilarious," and explained why I was removing them.

She said "well, MY dogs enjoy them."

I'm a bit slow on the uptake, but as she walked away, I realized it must have been her and this other old lady at the park that I've had situations with before. The other lady started taking pictures or video of me and my dogs.

There are no policies or laws posted against what I'm doing that I know of. I reached out to the park office this morning to ask if I should stop, so hopefully they will hear my message and I'll get some info from them.

In the meantime, am I a raging AH? It never occurred to me that people would get upset about removing a hazard like that until this "confrontation."

AnalogyAddict,

@_ParallaxMax_

The other area is used by a couple of women with a dog who is intimidated by other dogs, so I try to leave it to them.

All of this happens at 5:30am, which is when I take my dogs because they are big and can be intimidating, too.

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