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Free Talk / Coming to Terms with my Disability
« on: December 23, 2009, 08:32:12 pm »
I've had this problem for many years, since I was born, in fact. It's a condition I have struggled with and tried to overcome my limitations, and it's far time I've come clean about it.

I'm telepathically challenged. I am completely unable to hear anyone's thoughts.

I've found ways of getting around this problem. Communicating with people verbally, or via writing, often helps, even hand signals and body language help me express myself. Despite this, my ability to effectively communicate with my manager at work is severely hampered. Like today when I found out she had changed the schedule (after it had been posted via other means) and notified everyone else by a mental memo. My inability to receive her thoughts resulted in me not knowing that I was supposed to close this evening instead of the previous evening (which was listed on the schedule and in the computer system) So I ended up working late due to this obvious failing on my part.

What is really disheartening is that this condition, which affects millions of people across the country, is not recognized as an actual disability by the Americans with Disability Act. It clearly affects millions of people and their ability to communicate with management effectively, and hurts company productivity in the process. Clearly we need to raise awareness of this condition, and make certain managers understand the limitations of their employees and make them have to make the extraordinary efforts of actually speaking directly and writing things down where everyone can actually see them.

It may require a lot of work, but never discount the value of your non-telepathic workers.

Hall of Games / What is your theme song?
« on: August 23, 2009, 05:20:11 pm »
Simple, just tell us what your theme song is right now, or in general. You can change at any time, or perscribe different theme songs for different times, activities or moods.

For example, generally, my theme song is somewhere between This and This

However, whenever I'm riding my motorbike, all I can hear in my head is This, good lord, just this.

Free Talk / Today, a day of awesome and Win!
« on: August 19, 2009, 01:45:29 pm »
I just realised, Today is the 12 month anniversary of my arrival in the UK.

To all those that helped me through - Thank you.

To all those that Predicted my failure, look who's laughing now, fuckers!

Hall of Games / Describe the Person above you with a Quote
« on: July 12, 2009, 06:12:04 pm »
Easy - the same as the describe the person above you thread, but you must use a quote or quotes from a song, book or movie.


Free Talk / Give Churba a New Tattoo!
« on: July 08, 2009, 03:13:06 pm »
Well, I'm thinking of getting a new tattoo. So, I'm putting it to you guys.

The Rules are thus -

1)Can't be too big - I'm not spending more than 40 pounds on it, because it would take too long to save up the money.
2)Nothing too complex.
3)Nothing too Horribly tacky. This may be excused if it's particularly funny.

And Go.....please?

Free Talk / I confess
« on: July 02, 2009, 07:32:00 pm »
As seen on forums everywhere, This is the topic where you confess to stuff. Happy, sad, good bad, don't matter. Just get confessing, it's good for the soul. We Will not judge you.

I confess that I counted the women I trust - on precisely one hand.

I confess that I came up with a system to count to 25 on one hand.

Lastly, I confess that my first confession didn't involve my second, I did it the normal way.

Hall of Games / The Playlist Game
« on: June 10, 2009, 12:18:00 am »
The object of this game is to make short playlists around a theme.

Pretty easy, all you do is post a Playlist theme, and how many songs, with the first song on the playlist. The next person posts the next song, and when the number of songs is reached, whoever posts the last song suggests the new theme. Also, you can add a Difficulty - songs or bands that you can't add to the playlist.

I'll start, for obvious reasons.

5 Songs - Theme: Aussie Rock - Difficulty: No AC/DC

The Angels - Take a long line

Hall of Games / The Truth, Let Churba Show you it.
« on: June 02, 2009, 11:34:01 pm »
Alright, It's been a while. A lot's happened. My last truth hurts thread is lost to the junkyards of the internet.

So go on, ask me anything. I'll tell you nothing but the truth. Ask the right questions, and you might even get bonus stories.

So Lay on, And damned be he who first cries "Ho, Enough!"

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