Whining Thread #2

Hedwaite

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The routine went off well- Partner found himself a vest and stayed safe with All Black, partner's partner sparkled, and there were a few little glitches in the routine (they told me- I was so far back, I couldn't actually SEE the routine, except for sparkly flashes of color once in awhile), but most people in the audience were too busy snapping selfies to get into it much- it felt like a tough crowd this year, unless you were part of the dancer-crowd, for ALL of the performers, and there were at least two routines that I thought would definitely have gotten people jazzed that didn't get quite the lively reception they normally would have. I might feel a little too white-knighty toward my dance peers, though.

We had a good time and I am 100% proud of the star we worked with, but it was a very tiring night through no fault of theirs, because there were A LOT of routines, and no seating for any of the waiting dancers or "pit crew" unless you were invited to sit at a sponsor's table- most of which were full of their own families and friends (we weren't allowed to sit in the dressing room unless we were the celebrities/personalities, or eat any of the amazing food provided which we all sampled anyway). Without going into as much detail as I'd like (I don't want to piss anybody off, but I do have some questions I hope I can ask without sounding like some terrible ingrate jerk), I am curious if any of the rest of you have done a dancing with the stars event for a local charity, what was expected of you as the dance partner, how many hours of training you were required to donate au gratis to the person partnered with you, etc. to compare notes with this one's expectations. I'm curious if this is routine behavior, or if there's a different way of doing things that could benefit everybody a little better.
 

Lioness

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More than a bit annoyed at the realisation that the main reason my bodysuit doesn't for so great is that I cut the stretch mesh the wrong way round.

Also because I've put on lots of weight...frustrating. Not terribly happy with myself ATM.
 
Blah. Lesson learned. If I try to ask the tailor about options for a suit and get cut off, I need to keep pressing and make a nuisance of myself if necessary to make darned certain I know exactly what I'm ordering. Hopefully it'll at least be serviceable once they fix the arms, but I don't see any way this doesn't wind up as a very expensive lesson.
 

Lioness

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Bf is feeling a bit down because he feels like the rest of our housemates want to just ditch him (and us)...I see where he's coming from...we were pretty happy to compromise on location and they've pretty much turned around and said "nah it's ok we'll find our own place". Then the third housemate (and only single dude) chose to go with the other two rather than with him, so he feels a bit abandoned. He tries really hard to keep everyone friends and his housemates are really important to him.

Wish I could give him endless hugs and make him feel better, but I don't think I can.
 

Joe

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Blah. Lesson learned. If I try to ask the tailor about options for a suit and get cut off, I need to keep pressing and make a nuisance of myself if necessary to make darned certain I know exactly what I'm ordering. Hopefully it'll at least be serviceable once they fix the arms, but I don't see any way this doesn't wind up as a very expensive lesson.
What tailor?
 
Brackley's. I want to give them a chance to make things right before I go into too great of details, but the coat's kind of a mess right now. I'm kind of hoping that the pictures I sent them last night will show them that I'm not just being a difficult customer when it comes to the arms, although I'm not sure they're going to budge on the lack of a vent. (That being the option that my pro is pretty emphatic that the coat needs.)
 

RiseNFall

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Without going into as much detail as I'd like (I don't want to piss anybody off, but I do have some questions I hope I can ask without sounding like some terrible ingrate jerk), I am curious if any of the rest of you have done a dancing with the stars event for a local charity, what was expected of you as the dance partner, how many hours of training you were required to donate au gratis to the person partnered with you, etc. to compare notes with this one's expectations. I'm curious if this is routine behavior, or if there's a different way of doing things that could benefit everybody a little better.
I just asked and at the studio that I dance at they give 10 free private lessons after which the student has to pay for more. In this case, each student is performing with the professional instructor. Some of the students have continued dancing after the event.
 

Cal

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I'm in one those frustrating states of mind when I'm anxious, restless, and exhausted all at the same time. Part of me wants to take a nap and see if I can escape this state of mind, and part of me wants to be sure to stay awake and alert just in case "something happens." And of course, the source of the anxiety isn't anything that can be pin-pointed and addressed; it's one of those vague, undefinable things. I hate it when this happens - it's so hard to shake it. Aargh.
 

fascination

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hmm...have you considered all of the most common possibilities?....seasonal affect?, changes that come with being a certain age? freaking cabin fever?...or something like an anxiety disorder or depression?....at any rate...I hope it breaks/passes soon
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Hedwaite

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I almost hate to post this, because I can think of at least two who take things like this and run with it, but:

Could it be hormones? Once in awhile, mine REALLY kick my knat, and in the span of ten minutes, I can feel like complete flaming chaos, roadkill, rainbows, and MUST HAVE FOOD NOWwhy am I crying about this taco.

Staying focused on something helps me a lot. Could be anything- something bigger, like showcases or fundraisers (I cite this because of our recent Focal Point of the Season occupying our brainframes), or even just a new book you can't wait to get back into after having to put it down.

And guys do the hormone thing, too, I didn't realize, until I read it the other day. You learn a lot when you're bored out of your mind and killing time at a long-knat rehearsal.
 

Joe

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Brackley's. I want to give them a chance to make things right before I go into too great of details, but the coat's kind of a mess right now. I'm kind of hoping that the pictures I sent them last night will show them that I'm not just being a difficult customer when it comes to the arms, although I'm not sure they're going to budge on the lack of a vent. (That being the option that my pro is pretty emphatic that the coat needs.)
So...a Smooth jacket?
 

Lioness

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There is a guy who waits until our cake delivery arrives, then comes into the store and buys every custard berlina we get delivered. Whether we order one, or 5, he buys all of them.

Like, rude. If you want extra cakes, ask the manager to order some extra, but coming in just in time to catch the truck every day is pretty freaking inconsiderate to the rest of the customers who would've bought those later in the day.

It's 2am and you definitely don't need so many cakes.
 

FancyFeet

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Grrr, group classes. What is with those people who try to teach, despite not knowing their own steps, timing, or being able to find the beat? And then, after you've been trying really hard to stay quiet and not "help" them as they work through their process, but dare to speak up with a comment like "I can't really feel your lead right here, can we try to make it a bit firmer in this spot?" respond with something like "Well, I can't feel you either, and I'm not changing anything."

I had to turn around and count to 10 after that one... I get the whole front-with-agression-when-feeling-vulnerable thing, but man, it's hard to not lash back.

And, whatever. I'll just lead myself. At least then it'll be on time :D
 

fascination

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There is a guy who waits until our cake delivery arrives, then comes into the store and buys every custard berlina we get delivered. Whether we order one, or 5, he buys all of them.

Like, rude. If you want extra cakes, ask the manager to order some extra, but coming in just in time to catch the truck every day is pretty freaking inconsiderate to the rest of the customers who would've bought those later in the day.

It's 2am and you definitely don't need so many cakes.
sometimes people are dense...maybe clue him in?
 
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