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Computers, News, and Tumblr: Charles Hymas @charleshymas Artificial intelligence (Al) and face recognition technology is being used for the first time in job interviews in the UK to identify the best candidates. telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/2.. William Perrin and 9 others 9:07 AM Sep 28, 2019 Twitter Web App assorted troublemakers @quatoria it's an amazing act of stage magic white supremacy has pulled, to transfer it's values and norms to "artificial intelligence" and then, because they successfully taught a computer to be racist (congrats i guess?) pretend that it is now neutral and objective and unassailable assorted troublemakers @quatoria like, teaching a facial recognition system to make judgements based on posting those same BS eugenics into a screed on livejournal in that the output of both procedures is identically unsound garbage - but one is called "objective" eugenicist BS is *exactly* like 7:57 PM Sep 30, 2019 Twitter Web Client assorted troublemakers @quatoria as though computers had some magical inherent property within them that transforms all of their output into reasonable, logical, defensible things, as if they magic black box that takes in input and were a produces Correct Results assorted troublemakers @quatoria you can get literally *any* desired output from systems like these, when designing them. it is laughable to pretend otherwise. 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2019 Twitter Web Client uncommonbish: Can we please get just one robot apocalypse movie where white supremacy is correctly identified as the catalyst for war?
Computers, News, and Tumblr: Charles Hymas
 @charleshymas
 Artificial intelligence (Al) and face recognition
 technology is being used for the first time in job
 interviews in the UK to identify the best candidates.
 telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/2..
 William Perrin and 9 others
 9:07 AM Sep 28, 2019 Twitter Web App

 assorted troublemakers
 @quatoria
 it's an amazing act of stage magic white supremacy has
 pulled, to transfer it's values and norms to "artificial
 intelligence" and then, because they successfully taught
 a computer to be racist (congrats i guess?) pretend that
 it is now neutral and objective and unassailable

 assorted troublemakers
 @quatoria
 like, teaching a facial recognition system to make
 judgements based on
 posting those same BS eugenics into a screed on
 livejournal in that the output of both procedures is
 identically unsound garbage - but one is called
 "objective"
 eugenicist BS is *exactly* like
 7:57 PM Sep 30, 2019 Twitter Web Client

 assorted troublemakers
 @quatoria
 as though computers had some magical inherent
 property within them that transforms all of their output
 into reasonable, logical, defensible things, as if they
 magic black box that takes in input and
 were a
 produces Correct Results

 assorted troublemakers
 @quatoria
 you can get literally *any* desired output from systems
 like these, when designing them. it is laughable to
 pretend otherwise.
 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2019 Twitter Web Client
uncommonbish:


Can we please get just one robot apocalypse movie where white supremacy is correctly identified as the catalyst for war?

uncommonbish: Can we please get just one robot apocalypse movie where white supremacy is correctly identified as the catalyst for war?

Cars, Fire, and God: Jared 2 hrs please tell me someone got a video of the fire truck moving swiftly and safely through thousands of protestors tonight you know, for all of the "concerned citizens" at home You, Rick d 20 others 2 Comments 1 Share Like Share Comment THROWBACK NIGHT OLD SCHOOLAPROV Speak Out Against Adam Iverson Muslim Ban! 17 mins For the people who complain about emergency vehicles being blocked: GVE MEY AdamlversonPhotography captain-snark: ohdionne: So Minnesotans showed the fuck up tonight (like we do) - thousands in the street protesting tr*mp’s latest executive disorders. And guess what happened? The old proverb “What if an emergency vehicle needs to get where it’s going” came to life, and the sea went silent and parted to allow it through (swiftly…literally the truck was going about as fast as, if not faster than, it would have been if there had been cars it needed to go around). Please share this. This was a rare occurrence where an emergency vehicle needed to go through the route of a protest, when usually they have predetermined alternative routes, and it went completely fine. Also for the love of god, have more respect for firefighters/EMTs…they know how to do their jobs. They’re ready for anything, including working around protests. So folks can stop using that tired old argument now (not that it was ever backed up by sources anyway). It’s almost as though these protesters who are protesting for human rights are decent human people.
Cars, Fire, and God: Jared
 2 hrs
 please tell me someone got a video of the fire truck
 moving swiftly and safely through thousands of
 protestors tonight
 you know, for all of the "concerned citizens" at home
 You, Rick
 d 20 others
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 THROWBACK NIGHT
 OLD SCHOOLAPROV
 Speak Out Against
 Adam Iverson
 Muslim Ban!
 17 mins
 For the people who complain about emergency
 vehicles being blocked:
 GVE MEY
 AdamlversonPhotography
captain-snark:

ohdionne:

So Minnesotans showed the fuck up tonight (like we do) - thousands in the street protesting tr*mp’s latest executive disorders. And guess what happened? The old proverb “What if an emergency vehicle needs to get where it’s going” came to life, and the sea went silent and parted to allow it through (swiftly…literally the truck was going about as fast as, if not faster than, it would have been if there had been cars it needed to go around).

Please share this. This was a rare occurrence where an emergency vehicle needed to go through the route of a protest, when usually they have predetermined alternative routes, and it went completely fine. Also for the love of god, have more respect for firefighters/EMTs…they know how to do their jobs. They’re ready for anything, including working around protests. 

So folks can stop using that tired old argument now (not that it was ever backed up by sources anyway).

It’s almost as though these protesters who are protesting for human rights are decent human people.

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Bitch, Click, and Dating: guiltlessdeviant: aaliyahbreaux: big-mood-energy: aaliyahbreaux: girldont: flyandfamousblackgirls: drdrunkpigeon-phd: abstractandedgyname: libertarirynn: paradise-dream222: flyandfamousblackgirls: Shae Scott: “This is why I don’t date ugly guys..” I’ve dated an ugly guy before and he was just a WASTE of my time. He didn’t get cocky, but he should’ve been a lil more appreciative of me. Seeing that no other girl would even look at him before I did. Holy fuck y’all are conceited. Those men are dodging bullets. Hey, my boyfriend may not be conventionally attractive or the most attractive in the world but it’s almost as if when your personalities really click they become so attractive to you! But obviously, yall can’t do that as you need a personality to begin with. This bitch fully is under the impression that she should date an attractive boring guy rather than an ugly boring guy, as if looks are the only defining things in relationships. How about, date an ugly [fun, interesting, caring, sex god] guy vs a hot [boring, simple, arrogant, sexually incompetent] guy. Maybe all the ugly you’ve dated have been ugly on the inside too, must be if they date such a wretched creature as yourself, but news flash lady! Everyone is different for fuck sake !!!! So when guys say women are too tall, too dark, too fat, hair not long enough, hair too “nappy”, her teeth, because she has tattoos or weave, because she wears makeup or they don’t wanna date her because she’s trans….Thats ok. But women are obligated to accept any man as he is? Interesting…yall are proving her point. Imagine openly saying you don’t find your SO physically attractive, that’s embarrassing for yourself and the person you’re with. studies show no matter how old men get typically they are most attracted to women in their twenties whereas women are most attracted to men around their age. and yet, women are seen as being superficial and shallow for just wanting to be with someone attractive… yes, basing whether or not you date somebody on their looks is shallow. it’s the definition of shallow, in fact. shallow is dating some entirely for their looks. dating someone you find attractive is just how attration works Ugly. You need to be attracted to the person you date. That’s just logic. Don’t settle for someone you’re not attracted to. The issue here is not just saying “you should someone you find attractive”, the issue is saying “don’t date ugly guys” as though that’s some sort of objective classification and acting like you’re literally better than people because you’re more physically attractive and they should be thanking the gods if you even grace them with your presence. That’s the conceited bullshit. Also for most people attraction has to be more than physical. Physical can be a part of it but there are plenty of hot assholes.
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Shae Scott: “This is why I don’t date ugly guys..”

I’ve dated an ugly guy before and he was just a WASTE of my time. He didn’t get cocky, but he should’ve been a lil more appreciative of me. Seeing that no other girl would even look at him before I did. 

Holy fuck y’all are conceited. Those men are dodging bullets.



Hey, my boyfriend may not be conventionally attractive or the most attractive in the world but it’s almost as if when your personalities really click they become so attractive to you! But obviously, yall can’t do that as you need a personality to begin with.
This bitch fully is under the impression that she should date an attractive boring guy rather than an ugly boring guy, as if looks are the only defining things in relationships. How about, date an ugly [fun, interesting, caring, sex god] guy vs a hot [boring, simple, arrogant, sexually incompetent] guy.
Maybe all the ugly you’ve dated have been ugly on the inside too, must be if they date such a wretched creature as yourself, but news flash lady! Everyone is different for fuck sake !!!!


So when guys say women are too tall, too dark, too fat, hair not long enough, hair too “nappy”, her teeth, because she has tattoos or weave, because she wears makeup or they don’t wanna date her because she’s trans….Thats ok. But women are obligated to accept any man as he is? Interesting…yall are proving her point.

Imagine openly saying you don’t find your SO physically attractive, that’s embarrassing for yourself and the person you’re with.


studies show no matter how old men get typically they are most attracted to women in their twenties whereas women are most attracted to men around their age. and yet, women are seen as being superficial and shallow for just wanting to be with someone attractive…


yes, basing whether or not you date somebody on their looks is shallow.
it’s the definition of shallow, in fact.


shallow is dating some entirely for their looks. dating someone you find attractive is just how attration works Ugly. 


You need to be attracted to the person you date. That’s just logic. Don’t settle for someone you’re not attracted to.

The issue here is not just saying “you should someone you find attractive”, the issue is saying “don’t date ugly guys” as though that’s some sort of objective classification and acting like you’re literally better than people because you’re more physically attractive and they should be thanking the gods if you even grace them with your presence. That’s the conceited bullshit. Also for most people attraction has to be more than physical. Physical can be a part of it but there are plenty of hot assholes.

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Girls, Instagram, and Jealous: paradise-dream222: libertarirynn: paradise-dream222: flyandfamousblackgirls: Shae Scott: “This is why I don’t date ugly guys..” I’ve dated an ugly guy before and he was just a WASTE of my time. He didn’t get cocky, but he should’ve been a lil more appreciative of me. Seeing that no other girl would even look at him before I did. Holy fuck y’all are conceited. Those men are dodging bullets. @libertarirynn Lol lemme clarify my statement was very limited to what truly went down in that relationship. Him being unattractive to me was just on the surface. He did also turn out to be jealous, an alcoholic, and very controlling as well. My expectations then (age 18) were on the selfish side because I felt that an “ugly” guy would basically worship a pretty girl, seeing that he hadn’t dated many girls before me. Also I desperately wanted to be in a relationship because of my foolish insecurities. Trust me I take the L and I understand that it was apart of my karma the overall outcome, because I went about that relationship all wrong. BUT he is still at fault for being a terrible boyfriend, because even though now I can openly say I wasn’t attracted to him. I did not mistreat him at all, I never told him to his face I thought he was ugly. It was my internal feelings towards him. OK then the issue is that he’s a shitty boyfriend, not that he’s ugly. So why are you bringing up his “ugliness” as though that’s a factor for why relationship didn’t work out or acting like he should’ve worshiped you because you were more attractive? He could’ve been handsome as fuck and still had all of those personality flaws you mentioned.
Girls, Instagram, and Jealous: paradise-dream222:

libertarirynn:

paradise-dream222:
flyandfamousblackgirls:

Shae Scott: “This is why I don’t date ugly guys..”

I’ve dated an ugly guy before and he was just a WASTE of my time. He didn’t get cocky, but he should’ve been a lil more appreciative of me. Seeing that no other girl would even look at him before I did. 
Holy fuck y’all are conceited. Those men are dodging bullets.

@libertarirynn Lol lemme clarify my statement was very limited to what truly went down in that relationship. Him being unattractive to me was just on the surface. He did also turn out to be jealous, an alcoholic, and very controlling as well. My expectations then (age 18) were on the selfish side because I felt that an “ugly” guy would basically worship a pretty girl, seeing that he hadn’t dated many girls before me. Also I desperately wanted to be in a relationship because of my foolish insecurities. Trust me I take the L and I understand that it was apart of my karma the overall outcome, because I went about that relationship all wrong. BUT he is still at fault for being a terrible boyfriend, because even though now I can openly say I wasn’t attracted to him. I did not mistreat him at all, I never told him to his face I thought he was ugly. It was my internal feelings towards him. 

OK then the issue is that he’s a shitty boyfriend, not that he’s ugly. So why are you bringing up his “ugliness” as though that’s a factor for why relationship didn’t work out or acting like he should’ve worshiped you because you were more attractive? He could’ve been handsome as fuck and still had all of those personality flaws you mentioned.

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Apparently, Bad, and Click: Strongly Slightly Not sure/in Slightly Strongly Disagree Disagree between Agree Agree 1. I feel discouraged about the way things are going. goodluckdetective: theseriouscynic: vanillayote: clinicallydepressedpug: jinxasaurus: draggle: slashmarks: rosalinarosee: angst420: tantefledermaus: fromonesurvivortoanother: telegantmess: angryflyingstar: angst420: job applications just keep getting weirder….. pro jobseeking tip: never answer these surveys honestly also a tip: if they have a question like “Everybody steals from work sometimes” answer “disagree.” I found this out when i was working as a hiring manager and the company i worked for started instituting these tests for managerial hires or promotions. My boss and I were promoting someone and she failed the test because she answered that question as “slightly agree” which in the results tells them that she is someone likely to steal because she believes everyone does it. When we asked her about her answer, it turns out she picked what she did because she’s cynical and does assume that people steal but didnt agree with them doing so. she almost sued the company for not promoting her based on that but chose to leave instead. We lost a good employee because corporate decided these tests were a good way to screen for “good” employees.tldr these things are poorly designed, ambiguously worded, and structured in ways that are designed to eliminate people because the intention of the questions is never made clear. these tests are evil. this sounds like an ableist disaster for people who aren’t neurotypical and who struggle with reading signals   When I went to get diagnosed with ADHD, the neuropsychologist couldn’t figure out what was going on, because on paper I’m apparently floridly psychotic.  No, the questions are imprecise, and I am hyper-literal and extremely honest.   “Do you often see things that other people do not see?”  Yes.       The question I was answering:  “Are you especially observant?”      The question the test was actually asking:  “Are you having visual hallucinations?”  “Does your environment ever have special messages for you?”  Yes.        The question I was answering:  “Does the sudden sight of a rainbow during a    bout of doubt and self-loathing make you feel as though the world is trying to cheer you up?”       The question the test was actually asking:  “Do you believe that your toaster is trying to convince you that the neighbors are spying on you?” Five years later, I bombed a psych eval for a park ranger job for the same sort of thing.  Tread carefully, darlings.   ^^^^ that is actually such a huge issue with diagnosis!!!! and I’ve thought I didn’t experience symptoms for ages that I actually clearly had all along because of things being phrased super weirdly and confusingly :( And this is why McDonald’s never called me after I applied Yeah, this is why this kind of thing in job apps needs to be illegal. A lot of discrimination is well hidden. Oh! That explains why even having friends and my then-husband proofread these every time didn’t even work. They may not be as weird as me, but they’re not neurotypical. We all read the questions tantefledermaus mentioned as observational skills! Fuck. This explains why I’ve failed all of these fucking things. My sister said to answer these as if you were a really passive person who relied on management/authority to tell you exactly what to do/think. Protip: my Dad is a hiring manager at Home Depot and he told me the system they use (with the stupidass pointless 500 question quiz) is designed so it filters out people with neutral answers. Several months ago I applied for numerous jobs, each of which required their own dumbass tests. To save time (and my sanity) i would click the “sometimes” or middle option for nearly every question unless it was serious. Nobody every called me back. Hell only 1 of the 8 places i applied to even messaged me back saying “thank you but we have gone with someone else”. Your applications wont even get seen unless you “pass” the quiz. So when all yall do fill out these dumb things be sure to pick strong yes or no answers. Never “maybe” or “slighty agree/disagree” Thank you for that, cause I do that a lot. Like I legit feel neutral on some of those questions. Tumblr with the life hacks It’s really bad for someone who isn’t neurotypical because often, these questions do contain language meant to filter us out. For me, I tend to notice the ones meant to filter out people with ADD, like myself. For example “do you have trouble focusing on one task” or “do you like to move around.” My normal answers to these would be “yes, but I have it under control” and “of course, no one can sit still for hours”. But corporations read them as “do not hire” It’s a bunch of BS. So I answer them like a yes man from office space. Works pretty well.
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job applications just keep getting weirder…..

pro jobseeking tip: never answer these surveys honestly

also a tip: if they have a question like “Everybody steals from work sometimes” answer “disagree.” I found this out when i was working as a hiring manager and the company i worked for started instituting these tests for managerial hires or promotions. My boss and I were promoting someone and she failed the test because she answered that question as “slightly agree” which in the results tells them that she is someone likely to steal because she believes everyone does it. When we asked her about her answer, it turns out she picked what she did because she’s cynical and does assume that people steal but didnt agree with them doing so. she almost sued the company for not promoting her based on that but chose to leave instead. We lost a good employee because corporate decided these tests were a good way to screen for “good” employees.tldr these things are poorly designed, ambiguously worded, and structured in ways that are designed to eliminate people because the intention of the questions is never made clear. these tests are evil.

this sounds like an ableist disaster for people who aren’t neurotypical and who struggle with reading signals 

 When I went to get diagnosed with ADHD, the neuropsychologist couldn’t figure out what was going on, because on paper I’m apparently floridly psychotic.  No, the questions are imprecise, and I am hyper-literal and extremely honest.  
“Do you often see things that other people do not see?”  Yes. 
     The question I was answering:  “Are you especially observant?”
     The question the test was actually asking:  “Are you having visual hallucinations?” 
“Does your environment ever have special messages for you?”  Yes.  
     The question I was answering:  “Does the sudden sight of a rainbow during a    bout of doubt and self-loathing make you feel as though the world is trying to cheer you up?”
      The question the test was actually asking:  “Do you believe that your toaster is trying to convince you that the neighbors are spying on you?”
Five years later, I bombed a psych eval for a park ranger job for the same sort of thing.  Tread carefully, darlings.  

^^^^ that is actually such a huge issue with diagnosis!!!! and I’ve thought I didn’t experience symptoms for ages that I actually clearly had all along because of things being phrased super weirdly and confusingly :(

And this is why McDonald’s never called me after I applied

Yeah, this is why this kind of thing in job apps needs to be illegal. A lot of discrimination is well hidden.

Oh!  That explains why even having friends and my then-husband proofread these every time didn’t even work.  They may not be as weird as me, but they’re not neurotypical.  We all read the questions tantefledermaus mentioned as observational skills!

Fuck. This explains why I’ve failed all of these fucking things.

My sister said to answer these as if you were a really passive person who relied on management/authority to tell you exactly what to do/think. 

Protip: my Dad is a hiring manager at Home Depot and he told me the system they use (with the stupidass pointless 500 question quiz) is designed so it filters out people with neutral answers. Several months ago I applied for numerous jobs, each of which required their own dumbass tests. To save time (and my sanity) i would click the “sometimes” or middle option for nearly every question unless it was serious. Nobody every called me back. Hell only 1 of the 8 places i applied to even messaged me back saying “thank you but we have gone with someone else”. Your applications wont even get seen unless you “pass” the quiz. 
So when all yall do fill out these dumb things be sure to pick strong yes or no answers. Never “maybe” or “slighty agree/disagree”

Thank you for that, cause I do that a lot. Like I legit feel neutral on some of those questions. Tumblr with the life hacks

It’s really bad for someone who isn’t neurotypical because often, these questions do contain language meant to filter us out.
For me, I tend to notice the ones meant to filter out people with ADD, like myself. For example “do you have trouble focusing on one task” or “do you like to move around.” My normal answers to these would be “yes, but I have it under control” and “of course, no one can sit still for hours”. But corporations read them as “do not hire”
It’s a bunch of BS. So I answer them like a yes man from office space. Works pretty well.

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Apparently, Bad, and Click: Strongly Slightly Not sure/in Slightly Strongly Disagree Disagree between Agree Agree 1. I feel discouraged about the way things are going. goodluckdetective: theseriouscynic: vanillayote: clinicallydepressedpug: jinxasaurus: draggle: slashmarks: rosalinarosee: angst420: tantefledermaus: fromonesurvivortoanother: telegantmess: angryflyingstar: angst420: job applications just keep getting weirder….. pro jobseeking tip: never answer these surveys honestly also a tip: if they have a question like “Everybody steals from work sometimes” answer “disagree.” I found this out when i was working as a hiring manager and the company i worked for started instituting these tests for managerial hires or promotions. My boss and I were promoting someone and she failed the test because she answered that question as “slightly agree” which in the results tells them that she is someone likely to steal because she believes everyone does it. When we asked her about her answer, it turns out she picked what she did because she’s cynical and does assume that people steal but didnt agree with them doing so. she almost sued the company for not promoting her based on that but chose to leave instead. We lost a good employee because corporate decided these tests were a good way to screen for “good” employees.tldr these things are poorly designed, ambiguously worded, and structured in ways that are designed to eliminate people because the intention of the questions is never made clear. these tests are evil. this sounds like an ableist disaster for people who aren’t neurotypical and who struggle with reading signals   When I went to get diagnosed with ADHD, the neuropsychologist couldn’t figure out what was going on, because on paper I’m apparently floridly psychotic.  No, the questions are imprecise, and I am hyper-literal and extremely honest.   “Do you often see things that other people do not see?”  Yes.       The question I was answering:  “Are you especially observant?”      The question the test was actually asking:  “Are you having visual hallucinations?”  “Does your environment ever have special messages for you?”  Yes.        The question I was answering:  “Does the sudden sight of a rainbow during a    bout of doubt and self-loathing make you feel as though the world is trying to cheer you up?”       The question the test was actually asking:  “Do you believe that your toaster is trying to convince you that the neighbors are spying on you?” Five years later, I bombed a psych eval for a park ranger job for the same sort of thing.  Tread carefully, darlings.   ^^^^ that is actually such a huge issue with diagnosis!!!! and I’ve thought I didn’t experience symptoms for ages that I actually clearly had all along because of things being phrased super weirdly and confusingly :( And this is why McDonald’s never called me after I applied Yeah, this is why this kind of thing in job apps needs to be illegal. A lot of discrimination is well hidden. Oh! That explains why even having friends and my then-husband proofread these every time didn’t even work. They may not be as weird as me, but they’re not neurotypical. We all read the questions tantefledermaus mentioned as observational skills! Fuck. This explains why I’ve failed all of these fucking things. My sister said to answer these as if you were a really passive person who relied on management/authority to tell you exactly what to do/think. Protip: my Dad is a hiring manager at Home Depot and he told me the system they use (with the stupidass pointless 500 question quiz) is designed so it filters out people with neutral answers. Several months ago I applied for numerous jobs, each of which required their own dumbass tests. To save time (and my sanity) i would click the “sometimes” or middle option for nearly every question unless it was serious. Nobody every called me back. Hell only 1 of the 8 places i applied to even messaged me back saying “thank you but we have gone with someone else”. Your applications wont even get seen unless you “pass” the quiz. So when all yall do fill out these dumb things be sure to pick strong yes or no answers. Never “maybe” or “slighty agree/disagree” Thank you for that, cause I do that a lot. Like I legit feel neutral on some of those questions. Tumblr with the life hacks It’s really bad for someone who isn’t neurotypical because often, these questions do contain language meant to filter us out. For me, I tend to notice the ones meant to filter out people with ADD, like myself. For example “do you have trouble focusing on one task” or “do you like to move around.” My normal answers to these would be “yes, but I have it under control” and “of course, no one can sit still for hours”. But corporations read them as “do not hire” It’s a bunch of BS. So I answer them like a yes man from office space. Works pretty well.
Apparently, Bad, and Click: Strongly Slightly Not sure/in Slightly Strongly
 Disagree Disagree between Agree
 Agree
 1. I feel discouraged about the way things are going.
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job applications just keep getting weirder…..

pro jobseeking tip: never answer these surveys honestly

also a tip: if they have a question like “Everybody steals from work sometimes” answer “disagree.” I found this out when i was working as a hiring manager and the company i worked for started instituting these tests for managerial hires or promotions. My boss and I were promoting someone and she failed the test because she answered that question as “slightly agree” which in the results tells them that she is someone likely to steal because she believes everyone does it. When we asked her about her answer, it turns out she picked what she did because she’s cynical and does assume that people steal but didnt agree with them doing so. she almost sued the company for not promoting her based on that but chose to leave instead. We lost a good employee because corporate decided these tests were a good way to screen for “good” employees.tldr these things are poorly designed, ambiguously worded, and structured in ways that are designed to eliminate people because the intention of the questions is never made clear. these tests are evil.

this sounds like an ableist disaster for people who aren’t neurotypical and who struggle with reading signals 

 When I went to get diagnosed with ADHD, the neuropsychologist couldn’t figure out what was going on, because on paper I’m apparently floridly psychotic.  No, the questions are imprecise, and I am hyper-literal and extremely honest.  
“Do you often see things that other people do not see?”  Yes. 
     The question I was answering:  “Are you especially observant?”
     The question the test was actually asking:  “Are you having visual hallucinations?” 
“Does your environment ever have special messages for you?”  Yes.  
     The question I was answering:  “Does the sudden sight of a rainbow during a    bout of doubt and self-loathing make you feel as though the world is trying to cheer you up?”
      The question the test was actually asking:  “Do you believe that your toaster is trying to convince you that the neighbors are spying on you?”
Five years later, I bombed a psych eval for a park ranger job for the same sort of thing.  Tread carefully, darlings.  

^^^^ that is actually such a huge issue with diagnosis!!!! and I’ve thought I didn’t experience symptoms for ages that I actually clearly had all along because of things being phrased super weirdly and confusingly :(

And this is why McDonald’s never called me after I applied

Yeah, this is why this kind of thing in job apps needs to be illegal. A lot of discrimination is well hidden.

Oh!  That explains why even having friends and my then-husband proofread these every time didn’t even work.  They may not be as weird as me, but they’re not neurotypical.  We all read the questions tantefledermaus mentioned as observational skills!

Fuck. This explains why I’ve failed all of these fucking things.

My sister said to answer these as if you were a really passive person who relied on management/authority to tell you exactly what to do/think. 

Protip: my Dad is a hiring manager at Home Depot and he told me the system they use (with the stupidass pointless 500 question quiz) is designed so it filters out people with neutral answers. Several months ago I applied for numerous jobs, each of which required their own dumbass tests. To save time (and my sanity) i would click the “sometimes” or middle option for nearly every question unless it was serious. Nobody every called me back. Hell only 1 of the 8 places i applied to even messaged me back saying “thank you but we have gone with someone else”. Your applications wont even get seen unless you “pass” the quiz. 
So when all yall do fill out these dumb things be sure to pick strong yes or no answers. Never “maybe” or “slighty agree/disagree”

Thank you for that, cause I do that a lot. Like I legit feel neutral on some of those questions. Tumblr with the life hacks

It’s really bad for someone who isn’t neurotypical because often, these questions do contain language meant to filter us out.
For me, I tend to notice the ones meant to filter out people with ADD, like myself. For example “do you have trouble focusing on one task” or “do you like to move around.” My normal answers to these would be “yes, but I have it under control” and “of course, no one can sit still for hours”. But corporations read them as “do not hire”
It’s a bunch of BS. So I answer them like a yes man from office space. Works pretty well.

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Friends, New York, and Respect: Neil Henderson @hendopolis Follow A 16 year old has written a thought provoking letter to the Times this morning. pic.twitter.com/g3eUhirnnz わReply Retweeted ★Favorite More Annoyed Sir, I am getting increasingly annoyed at the barrage of articles about teenagers, and the adults who keep trying to explain our behaviour "Moods and meltdowns: what's inside the teenage brain?, Mar 1) I am 16 and a straight-A student, like most of my friends. We are not as irrational and immature as adults seem to think. We've grown up with financial crises and accept that most of us will be unemployed We no longer flinch at bloody images of war because we've grown up seeing the chaos in the Middle East and elsewhere Most of us are cynical and pessimistic because of the environment we've grown up in which should be explanation enough for our apparent insolence and disrespect, without "experts" having to write articles about it. Has no one ever seen that we are angry at the world we live in? Angry that we will have to clean up your mess, while you hold us in contempt, analysing our responses as though we were another species? I would like adults to treat us not as strange creatures from other world but as human beings with intelligent thought - a little different from yours, perhaps, but intelligent thought nonetheless Stop teaching adults how to behave around us, and instead teach them to respect us Jenni Herd Kilmarnock, E Ayrshire raeseddon: tiffanarchy: 0nechoice: THANK YOU JENNI HERD dang Jenni, GO OFF Teenages: Treat us like people New York Times: What does this perplexing creature want from us? We may never know.
Friends, New York, and Respect: Neil Henderson
 @hendopolis
 Follow
 A 16 year old has written a thought
 provoking letter to the Times this
 morning. pic.twitter.com/g3eUhirnnz
 わReply Retweeted ★Favorite More

 Annoyed
 Sir, I am getting increasingly
 annoyed at the barrage of
 articles about teenagers, and the
 adults who keep trying to
 explain our behaviour "Moods
 and meltdowns: what's inside
 the teenage brain?, Mar 1)
 I am 16 and a straight-A
 student, like most of my friends.
 We are not as irrational and
 immature as adults seem to
 think. We've grown up with
 financial crises and accept that
 most of us will be unemployed
 We no longer flinch at bloody
 images of war because we've
 grown up seeing the chaos in
 the Middle East and elsewhere
 Most of us are cynical and
 pessimistic because of the
 environment we've grown up in
 which should be explanation
 enough for our apparent
 insolence and disrespect,
 without "experts" having to
 write articles about it.
 Has no one ever seen that we
 are angry at the world we live
 in? Angry that we will have to
 clean up your mess, while you
 hold us in contempt, analysing
 our responses as though we
 were another species?
 I would like adults to treat us
 not as strange creatures from
 other world but as human
 beings with intelligent thought
 - a little different from yours,
 perhaps, but intelligent thought
 nonetheless
 Stop teaching adults how to
 behave around us, and instead
 teach them to respect us
 Jenni Herd
 Kilmarnock, E Ayrshire
raeseddon:

tiffanarchy:

0nechoice:

THANK YOU JENNI HERD


dang Jenni, GO OFF


Teenages: Treat us like people
New York Times: What does this perplexing creature want from us? We may never know.

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Cars, Confused, and Crime: ainaraoftime bus drivers who re-open their doors when they see someone running towards the stop are neutral good. any other kind of bus driver is automatically lawful evil SOaringsparrows chaotic evil: the bus driver who saw me running to the stop and waited until i was at the door to close it and drive away 43501 Time to bring back my husband's fucking legendary bus story: Taking public transport for the first time in over two months, I made my way to the stop five minutes early. On my way there, I spotted my bus which also happened to be early (the chances ikr) and frantically waved for it to wait for me... which it did, up until I tried to board. I took a bit of time crossing the road because of some confused traffic and when I finally made it, the driver slammed the doors shut in my face and took off on me. "I am taking this bus!" Determined to catch the bus which rused me, seemingly on purpose, I took chase, but it quickly became evident that I could not outrun something that wasn't made of flesh and bone. Defeated, I crawled back to the bus stop and sat down, resigned to my fate of waiting another 45 minutes. Then, not one, but two cars (with people inside) pulled up and told me about how they'd seen my valiant effort and offered to chase that bus down for me. The first I politely declined, but the second man felt responsible for slowing me down at the crossing and insisted he take me to the hospital aft least as he was picking somebody up from there, anyhow. After bonding over a short drive with Mr. Wayne, he dropped me off at the medical center and left, presumably to fight crime. A few moments later, the same bus arrived at FMC. Taking no chances this time, I leapt on board (OK, OK... walked aboard) and stared the driver, who looked as though he'd seen a ghost, dead in the eye and calmly stated, "I am taking this bus." Source: ainaraoftime Bus drivers
Cars, Confused, and Crime: ainaraoftime
 bus drivers who re-open their doors when they
 see someone running towards the stop are
 neutral good. any other kind of bus driver is
 automatically lawful evil
 SOaringsparrows
 chaotic evil: the bus driver who saw me
 running to the stop and waited until i was at
 the door to close it and drive away
 43501
 Time to bring back my husband's fucking
 legendary bus story:
 Taking public transport for the first time in over two months, I made my way
 to the stop five minutes early. On my way there, I spotted my bus which
 also happened to be early (the chances ikr) and frantically waved for it to
 wait for me... which it did, up until I tried to board.
 I took a bit of time crossing the road because of some confused traffic and
 when I finally made it, the driver slammed the doors shut in my face and
 took off on me.
 "I am taking this bus!"
 Determined to catch the bus which rused me, seemingly on purpose, I took
 chase, but it quickly became evident that I could not outrun something that
 wasn't made of flesh and bone. Defeated, I crawled back to the bus stop
 and sat down, resigned to my fate of waiting another 45 minutes.
 Then, not one, but two cars (with people inside) pulled up and told me
 about how they'd seen my valiant effort and offered to chase that bus down
 for me. The first I politely declined, but the second man felt responsible for
 slowing me down at the crossing and insisted he take me to the hospital aft
 least as he was picking somebody up from there, anyhow.
 After bonding over a short drive with Mr. Wayne, he dropped me off at the
 medical center and left, presumably to fight crime. A few moments later, the
 same bus arrived at FMC.
 Taking no chances this time, I leapt on board (OK, OK... walked aboard)
 and stared the driver, who looked as though he'd seen a ghost, dead in the
 eye and calmly stated, "I am taking this bus."
 Source: ainaraoftime
Bus drivers

Bus drivers

Animals, Apple, and Dank: dootmario2 duck emoji rates Apple my goodness look at the amount of detail on this one. the colors, the shading, everything is just spot on. you can almost make out the individual feathers. truly a marvelous mallard 10/10 Google i see they went with one of those brown varieties of duck. while this is a bold move on their part, i feel as though it loses a bit of its personality. i'm just not really feeling this bird. 7/10 Microsoft this looks like a modern colorization of the famous duck from the hieroglyphs. i am absolutely in awe of their dedication to the medium and commentary on the transformative nature of art. 10/10 Samsung look at this good boy! he is patiently awaiting a treat and i wish to reward him with a multitude of gifts. 11/10 Emojipedia yuck. 2/10 WhatsApp ohoho, what a dynamic three quarters angle! the artist's ability to capture the essence of duck in 3d space is so refreshing to witness. 10/10 Facebook this bird's looking a bit sickly, i think it has to do with the highlights being in weird places. hope he feels better soorn 5/10 Twitter a bit more minimalist this time around the lack of legs makes it seem as though he's resting on the surface of the water, and i really admire how it sets a scene and makes me feel like i'm really there. 9/10 EmojiOne i'm really digging the positive energy coming from this bird. i can't explain why, but i feel like that animal's my friend. 10/10 emojidex this is a goose. 0/10 Me🦆irl by thisdoescompute FOLLOW HERE 4 MORE MEMES.
Animals, Apple, and Dank: dootmario2
 duck emoji rates
 Apple
 my goodness look at the amount of
 detail on this one. the colors, the
 shading, everything is just spot on. you
 can almost make out the individual
 feathers. truly a marvelous mallard
 10/10
 Google
 i see they went with one of those brown
 varieties of duck. while this is a bold
 move on their part, i feel as though it
 loses a bit of its personality. i'm just not
 really feeling this bird. 7/10
 Microsoft
 this looks like a modern colorization of
 the famous duck from the hieroglyphs. i
 am absolutely in awe of their dedication
 to the medium and commentary on the
 transformative nature of art. 10/10
 Samsung
 look at this good boy! he is patiently
 awaiting a treat and i wish to reward
 him with a multitude of gifts. 11/10
 Emojipedia
 yuck. 2/10
 WhatsApp
 ohoho, what a dynamic three quarters
 angle! the artist's ability to capture the
 essence of duck in 3d space is so
 refreshing to witness. 10/10
 Facebook
 this bird's looking a bit sickly, i think it
 has to do with the highlights being in
 weird places. hope he feels better soorn
 5/10
 Twitter
 a bit more minimalist this time around
 the lack of legs makes it seem as
 though he's resting on the surface of
 the water, and i really admire how it sets
 a scene and makes me feel like i'm
 really there. 9/10
 EmojiOne
 i'm really digging the positive energy
 coming from this bird. i can't explain
 why, but i feel like that animal's my
 friend. 10/10
 emojidex
 this is a goose. 0/10
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America, Apparently, and Clothes: vicesandvoids writterings fun fact about american history: george washington was apparently so sexy that when he was 17 he went swimming a river and some girl that had a crush on him stole his clothes and watched as he walked around naked looking for them writterings aaron burr, the guy who shot alexander hamilton and also the second vice president of the united states, tried to start an empire out in texas writterings marquis de lafayette literally had to sneak out of france to come aid america and while some versions of the story claim that he disguised himself as a commoner, other versions say he dressed up like a woman writterings literally all the founding fathers had daddy issues, specifically alexander hamilton who refused to even befriend george washington initially because he didn't want to grow close to someone who had the potential to become a father like figure to him writterings thomas jeffereson kept a bust of alexander hamilton in his house at monticello for no reason other than the fact that hamilton was his sworn enemy and he felt as though he needed a very expensive bust of is sworn enemy in his house pinkbats9 I love all of this please keep going writterings they didn't let hamilton try this one course of study at king's college because it was so intense that it made one student literally get sick and have to go home for months on end and that student was james madison jorychecho george washington made a rule banning snacks during cabinet meetings because thomas jefferson would always eat mac n cheese which wasn't big in the us at the time and all the other founding fathers thought it was disgusting lafyetttes aaron burr once set himself on fire because he attempted to light a candle by shooting it because he was too tired to get an actual match and his gun was nearbv Source: writterings # history 157,583 notes Founding Father Facts
America, Apparently, and Clothes: vicesandvoids
 writterings
 fun fact about american history: george washington was apparently so
 sexy that when he was 17 he went swimming a river and some girl that
 had a crush on him stole his clothes and watched as he walked around
 naked looking for them
 writterings
 aaron burr, the guy who shot alexander hamilton and also the second
 vice president of the united states, tried to start an empire out in texas
 writterings
 marquis de lafayette literally had to sneak out of france to come aid
 america and while some versions of the story claim that he disguised
 himself as a commoner, other versions say he dressed up like a
 woman
 writterings
 literally all the founding fathers had daddy issues, specifically alexander
 hamilton who refused to even befriend george washington initially
 because he didn't want to grow close to someone who had the
 potential to become a father like figure to him
 writterings
 thomas jeffereson kept a bust of alexander hamilton in his house at
 monticello for no reason other than the fact that hamilton was his
 sworn enemy and he felt as though he needed a very expensive bust of
 is sworn enemy in his house
 pinkbats9
 I love all of this please keep going
 writterings
 they didn't let hamilton try this one course of study at king's college
 because it was so intense that it made one student literally get sick and
 have to go home for months on end and that student was james
 madison
 jorychecho
 george washington made a rule banning snacks during cabinet
 meetings because thomas jefferson would always eat mac n cheese
 which wasn't big in the us at the time and all the other founding fathers
 thought it was disgusting
 lafyetttes
 aaron burr once set himself on fire because he attempted to light a
 candle by shooting it because he was too tired to get an actual match
 and his gun was nearbv
 Source: writterings #
 history
 157,583 notes
Founding Father Facts

Founding Father Facts

Alive, America, and Animals: What should I absolutely not do when visiting the USA? Charlie Knoles, I have lived in 5 countries and am an Aussie expat in the USA Answered 2d ago + Don't get out of your car ifyou get pulled over by police. I was pulled over by a police officer while driving in Iowa. It was one week afterI had arrived in the USA for the first time. I had accidentally made a minor mistake disobeying a traffic sign. Back home in Australia it's considered polite to get out of your car and walk over to the police officer's car and hand him your license so he doesn't have to get out of his seat. I wanted to be extra polite so I immediately jumped out of my car and walked towards his car while reaching into my back pocket. I'm lucky to be alive. If you come from a gun-free country like the UK or Australia you don't have any natural instinct for gun culture. You don't realize that police assume that everyone is armed. Things got immediately serious. The police officer's hand went to his weapon and I responded by dropping to my knees with my hands up. He yelled a bunch of things at me but my memory is vague because my heartbeat was suddenly pulsing in my ears blotting out all sound. I don't know if he drew his weapon or not. I was staring intently at the ground, shaking and trying to project non- threatening vibes. My next memory is that there were three police cars around me and a bunch of cops who'd been called for backup. They were all keeping their hands close to their guns. After some time passed (a minute? 30 minutes?I have no idea) the tensions de-escalated and they told me to get up. I gave the officer my license and tried to explain why I'd approached him. It was completely incomprehensible to him that there was a place where people don't fear cops and vice versa at traffic stops. It was as though I was trying to tell him that I came from Narnia and our cops were all talking animals. I've spoken to several British people, New Zealanders, and Australians who have shared almost identical stories. They really need to put signs up in all major US airports. Don't get out of your car if stopped by police. They will assume you are armed and they might shoot you. reverend-spines: kazooie: I had never thought about this, America is scary. this is wild, i cant imagine anyone approaching a police officer after getting pulled over
Alive, America, and Animals: What should I absolutely not do when visiting the USA?
 Charlie Knoles, I have lived in 5 countries and am an Aussie expat in
 the USA
 Answered 2d ago
 +
 Don't get out of your car ifyou get pulled over by police.
 I was pulled over by a police officer while driving in Iowa. It was one week afterI
 had arrived in the USA for the first time. I had accidentally made a minor
 mistake disobeying a traffic sign. Back home in Australia it's considered polite to
 get out of your car and walk over to the police officer's car and hand him your
 license so he doesn't have to get out of his seat. I wanted to be extra polite so I
 immediately jumped out of my car and walked towards his car while reaching
 into my back pocket.
 I'm lucky to be alive.
 If you come from a gun-free country like the UK or Australia you don't have any
 natural instinct for gun culture. You don't realize that police assume that
 everyone is armed.
 Things got immediately serious. The police officer's hand went to his weapon
 and I responded by dropping to my knees with my hands up. He yelled a bunch
 of things at me but my memory is vague because my heartbeat was suddenly
 pulsing in my ears blotting out all sound. I don't know if he drew his weapon or
 not. I was staring intently at the ground, shaking and trying to project non-
 threatening vibes. My next memory is that there were three police cars around
 me and a bunch of cops who'd been called for backup. They were all keeping
 their hands close to their guns. After some time passed (a minute? 30 minutes?I
 have no idea) the tensions de-escalated and they told me to get up. I gave the
 officer my license and tried to explain why I'd approached him. It was completely
 incomprehensible to him that there was a place where people don't fear cops and
 vice versa at traffic stops. It was as though I was trying to tell him that I came
 from Narnia and our cops were all talking animals.
 I've spoken to several British people, New Zealanders, and Australians who have
 shared almost identical stories. They really need to put signs up in all major US
 airports.
 Don't get out of your car if stopped by police. They will assume you are
 armed and they might shoot you.
reverend-spines:
kazooie:
I had never thought about this, America is scary.
this is wild, i cant imagine anyone approaching a police officer after getting pulled over

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Fucking, Tumblr, and Twitter: ERWATCH
 TRAINING
 HERO GALLERY
myserventsneverdie:

kiryuva:do you ever feel as though you ghost-made a video?

IM FUCKING HOWLING AT THE END AHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

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Horses, Spanish, and Target: wikiHow iki How Walk around while holding the rooster. Relax. Do whatever you had intended to do as though he wasn't there. It make take him 30 minutes to fully calm down. Don't put him down until he is settled.9 If he gets sassy as you set him down and begins squawking and kicking again, repeat the process until he walks off calmly when you set him down. wingleader: tinysaurus-rex: tinysaurus-rex: tinysaurus-rex: miss-0wl: “Do whatever you intended to do as if he wasn’t there.” All I can imagine is a guy carrying around a sassy rooster in a grocery store. I’ve carried a sassy rooster with me while I fed the ducks, horses, other chickens, I’be carried a sassy boy to the moon and back. Today’s offending MAN was Sweeney he was being a total SASS BOY and for some reason the other chickens never really try to put him in his place, probably because he’s so ridiculous so it’s all up to us and for the record for all the people who say you should just eat aggressive roosters, this method is proven and very effective. Just pick them up when they’re being naughty and carry them until they relax, only set them down if they’re calm. Works with any size boy, any age (not any breed, but most). In just a few days of repeated sessions they’ll be total gents. Don’t eat these innocent lads, they’re just following their instinct, we’ve bred them to be overly aggressive but it doesn’t have to be that way. Can confirm. I have done this and it’s usually effective. The one exception I had was with a very, very, VERY angry little Spanish bantam. He was a demon of rage. The only boy I ever had that actually attacked me with spurs and drew blood (ON M FACE, THE LITTLE WRETCH). I had to re-home him.
Horses, Spanish, and Target: wikiHow
 iki How
 Walk around while holding the rooster.
 Relax. Do whatever you had intended
 to do as though he wasn't there. It make
 take him 30 minutes to fully calm down.
 Don't put him down until he is settled.9
 If he gets sassy as you set him down
 and begins squawking and kicking
 again, repeat the process until he
 walks off calmly when you set him
 down.
wingleader:

tinysaurus-rex:

tinysaurus-rex:


tinysaurus-rex:

miss-0wl:

“Do whatever you intended to do as if he wasn’t there.” All I can imagine is a guy carrying around a sassy rooster in a grocery store.

I’ve carried a sassy rooster with me while I fed the ducks, horses, other chickens, I’be carried a sassy boy to the moon and back. 

Today’s offending MAN was Sweeney
he was being a total SASS BOY
and for some reason the other chickens never really try to put him in his place, probably because he’s so ridiculous
so it’s all up to us


and for the record for all the people who say you should just eat aggressive roosters, this method is proven and very effective. Just pick them up when they’re being naughty and carry them until they relax, only set them down if they’re calm. Works with any size boy, any age (not any breed, but most). In just a few days of repeated sessions they’ll be total gents. Don’t eat these innocent lads, they’re just following their instinct, we’ve bred them to be overly aggressive but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Can confirm. I have done this and it’s usually effective. The one exception I had was with a very, very, VERY angry little Spanish bantam. He was a demon of rage. The only boy I ever had that actually attacked me with spurs and drew blood (ON M FACE, THE LITTLE WRETCH). I had to re-home him.

wingleader: tinysaurus-rex: tinysaurus-rex: tinysaurus-rex: miss-0wl: “Do whatever you intended to do as if he wasn’t there.” All I ca...