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skyblue†† 02/28/01 12:27 PM †††† ††††††††††† RE: A cultural difference

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You've made the right decision by staying calm, apologizing, and explaining the reason for smiling is because you wanted her to know that there is hope! Don't change the way how you would normally respond to people when they are stressed because more than likely most of them would appreciate a helping hand. In other words, you shouldn't worry about trying to be careful around who you smile at when you're having a conversation with people. Unfortunately, that girl didn't appreciate and realize that you came to the rescue and attempted to help her. From my perspective, you treated her nicely and was sensitive to her needs. Next time when she sees you, she should be the one to apologize for her irrational behavior. If you run into her again, recommend that she take Cross-Cultural Psychology(Psy 351) at this university. The course will help her to understand people's perception on cultural differences. Hopefully, she would show more compassion toward people that don't act the way how she wants them to respond.

 

lavaflow 02/26/01 7:20 PM †††††† RE: A cultural difference

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I was surprised becuse the person was very aggressive toward you even though she didn't like the way you responded to her. I can't believe that she kept blaming you after you explained that you didn't mean to insult her and about the cultural differences. I was also amazed by your reaction to her aggressive talk because you managed yourself not to be aggressive too. I don't think I can do the same thing as you if I'm in the same situation. It was her own problem about the computer and you had nothing to do with that in the first place. Although you just tried to encourage her, she vented her anger toward you by bringing up totally different subject. It just seems me that her attitude is unreasonable

 

meow24 02/24/01 10:29 AM †††† ††††††††††† RE: A cultural difference

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I don't know what her problem is. She shouldn't have gotten upset with you in the first place. She was putting her anger on someone else who was just trying to be nice. I don't know what culture you came from but I can totally understand what you did in this case. I wouldn't have gotten upset with you at all. And even if I did, I would have apologized to you for my behavior after the explanation you gave to her. I think she is the one with problem and should apologize to you for her thoughtless behavior.With so many cultures in Hawaii, I think one should be more open to others way of expressing feelings and thoughts. No one's culture is superior to the other. She made it sound like she doesn't care for others' differences and just want everything in her way.I don't mean to be mean or judgemental, but she is an ignorant, irrational person.

 

purple848 02/23/01 10:16 AM †† ††††††††††† A cultural difference

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I met one of a residents of my dorm in the hallway yesterday. She started to complain about her computer had frozen, and that stressed her out. I thought I shouldn't exaggerate my feeling sorry for her and respond her too serious because if I did, it would make her feel her situation even more badly. So I said, oh, no! and smiled. Well, I shouldn't have done that. She got upset at me, and said, "Why are you laughing? Since I came here, I noticed you guys do that. Well, it's an insult to us! It's a slap in the face!" I didn't mean to insult her, so I apologized for my carelesness. Then I explained her that I never meant to offend her and my smiling came out of my hope that I could make her stress lighter. She was still upset, and kept on telling me how bad thing I did. So, I said I'm sorry, but it's a cultural difference. She said, "I know that, but still, don't do that!" I left her after I said OK. I got upset, too. If she knew my culture that laughing or smiling has no intention of harming others, why she had to keep on telling me that I shouldn't do that. Since I was upset, I thought, who gave her a right to tell me such a strong word as "don't". From next time, I'll be very careful with who I smile at or laugh with when having a conversation.

 

Number11BUS†† 02/23/01 4:58 PM †††††† ††††††††††† Man-Made Potholes Rage

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Have you ever noticed the number of potholes in the roadway that are deliberate and man made? Like when you are on the surface streets (off freeway) getting to the university and you bump along, rattling your car, yourself, your teeth. It causes the vehicle to lurch, loose traction (and how about all those people who try to go around the pot-holes?). The City and County make them regularly, the State does too, just not as often! It's election time and the Mayor wants re-election so he paves the street outside your house or apartment and the little rings they are supposed to lay in the man-hole covers, the sewer covers, the water main lids, the electric and telephone access lids--all those lids hiding in the pavement at just about every intersection and T-street. Well, when you don't put in the rings, you don't "raise" the level of the lid and the cars and trucks get to dip into each and every one of them until the next time the Mayor is running for re-election and paves your street again. We have gravel breaking off on the lips of the potholes (man-made) and the pavement begings to break up around the hole--the hole gets bigger. Thump-Bump-Thump...all the way to where-ever you want to go. So watch out for re-election time and the surface streets that only get paved when it is time for elections. They may look smooth and well surfaced, but watch out for those man-made potholes--after a few time of election paving, you have a really deep pot-hole. Now your tires are taking a beating and your rims are getting dented. Say good-bye to you alignment, say farewell to your balancing job. Thanks Mayor, really appreciate you keeping Lex Brodie in business. Just think of the trickle down effect of the tire market in our fair state! And you can experience this rage-making situation every day you take a drive or ride.Arghhhhhhhh!Number11BUS

 

Watashi_No 02/26/01 5:04 PM RE: Elevator Rage

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I know what you mean about those elevators not being very "responsible". I have a class on the fourth floor of kuykendall and I don't want to have to walk all the way over to the elevators to get up to the fourth floor and then have to walk over the "bridgeway" to get to my class. It seems so out of the way. My other class is at the Social Sciences building also, on the sixth floor. I use the elevators because I don't want to walk up the stairs, chalk it up to laziness and a heavy bag. I haven't experienced a really crowded elevator yet at the SSB elevators but when I'm in a rush the elevators do seem to take a long time. And for Gartley I always wondered wasn't there supposed to be something for handicapped people so they could get to the top floor? I'm surprised that they haven't been sued over that yet. I'm glad also that I don't have to use a wheel chair or that I am not in crutches. I always try to get out of my first class early so I am not late and I don't reach the boiling point when I have to use the slow, crowded elevators in the Social Science Building. It is only that buildings elevator I use though for some reason or other. I don't even use the parking structure elevators either, I just figure I can get some exercise which is better for me anyway.

 

Number11BUS†† 02/23/01 5:17 PM †††††† ††††††††††† Elevator Rage

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Elevators!!! Arrrrgggggghhhhhhh. Elevator gripe Number 1. Some of us are mobility challenged and really-really-really-really NEED those elevators. Social Sciences Bldg, Kykundal, Sakamaki...to name a few. SSB is "down" and the building has 7 floors. K is "double ringing" and is not opening on any floor anywhere. Sak has one elevator doing a loop between floor one and two on the lighted panel but just opens and closes the doors on floor four. Now, any one of these means a bit of a climb either up the stairs or down the stairs. But you can't do that so well if you have a mobility challenging situation. Many of us do. But when all the elevators in these three buildings go on the blink on the same day--the boiling point is reached. Elevator gripe Number 2. The second rage on elevators is the great number of people who use them and do not really need them. The crowded elevator opens its doors and there is no more room. So I wait for the next cycle. Ahhhhhhmmmmmmm. I am reduced to a slow boiling point. I am late, I am upset, concentration is fuzzy and professors don't like interruptios by tardiness. What a way to get and education.Elevator gripe Number 3. Just not enough elevators! One for Kykundal (two structures). None at all for Gartley. On this day, at this time, elevators are not my favorite thing. I'll get over it. I'll feel better when I sit down and take a rest. I'll feel comforted when they work again and I don't have to experience the delay and the exertion. I thank my lucky stars I'm not still in a wheelchair or on crutches. But, I thought elevators were supposed to take the place of "walk-ups". Guess I was wrong. Number11BUS

 

gemini-gal†† 02/25/01 10:13 PM RE: Life Pressures Rage

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OH MY GOD! I can relate! Life is just full of so much crap! I can't believe it. I have to admit that I was laughing when I read your post because I love the way you went into great, in-depth detail about all the little things in life that add up and send you over the edge. I was laughing not at your problems but at the way you put the entire post together because all those things are so true. I have been through big time stress over the last two weeks and it's gonna end in about two weeks so that sucks! I have reports, papers and midterms to worry about! Why can't we just end all the madness and join the circus? Actually, I already feel like I am in a circus because there is just too much crazy stuff going on right now. Doesn't all the problems always come at once? Just remember to hang in there because I know exactly what you are going through! Shared stress is reduced stress. Glad you could vent it out on this board. I'm feeling a little better too!

 

Number11BUS†† 02/23/01 5:39 PM †††††† ††††††††††† Life Pressures Rage

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Life gets so complicated. So rushed. So pressured. So intense. Just think through it all: The bills are due on the 1st. The check comes in on the 5th. The bank is a day late posting your deposit. The classes start before rush hour is over. All the classes have the same due date for reports, papers, mid-terms and finals. The Doctor, Dentist, Grocery shopping, Gas for the car, Vet for the dog, cat, parrot (or maybe it was my appointment???). The druggest mislaid your RX for the flu and you have to stand and wait for it to be filled. A tree fell over on the Pali and blocked all the lanes but one--not going your way though. The community meetings are at dinner time. The newsletter has to be mailed on a weekday to arrive on time. The web page won't upload. Your significant other forgot to [pick-one] wash the dishes, take out the trash, get gas in the car, buy milk, feed the dog, tell you about an appointment you HAVE to go to too! The hot water heater tripped its switch and your shower is cold. Your computer keeps telling you it has preformed and illegal action and is closing down(!!). Credit card companies and Mortgage companies and keep calling and asking you to take MORE credit cards and home equity loans. Your dentist is a-r-r-e-s-t-e-d for Federal Insurance fraud. You bump along in man-made potholes. The elevators don't work today. The FTP refuses to help you. You rage at your significant other because you have lost your communication skills and no longer understand plain English. .....think i'll take in a movie....think i'll fix a cup to herbal tea....think I'll apologize for the raging....Think I'll post it to the message board. Now I feel better. [Remember when we used to have B and C time? That's B---h and Complain time. Was that all the way back in the 70s?] I just needed so quiet time. The only one I raged at was the one closest to me...sorry. Number11BUS

 

ktootree 02/24/01 10:14 PM ††††† RE: Chauvanist rage

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I've been in somewhat similar situations as you MadHatter808 and I think avoiding those kinds of people does work, but in some situations there's no way to avoid them. In that case, I would tell someone. Luckily in my situations, I either could avoid them or I don't work/are in their class anymore. I don't know exactly how much of a problem it is for you and how often it happens, but if you can't avoid them and they're still harassing you, I would tell someone. Is there anyone at your workplace that you could tell and are there any other co-workers who've experienced what you've been experiencing? No one should violate you in such a way and you should definitely not feel bad if you report them.

 

MadHatter808†† 02/23/01 6:48 PM †††††††† ††††††††††† Chauvanist rage

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I don't know if anyone's been harrassed at work, but for some reason, it happens to me quite a bit, especially with male supervisors. When they see that you are of a lower rank than you are, they somehow see it as a power high that they can take advantage of. I've been shown unwanted advances repeatedly and even touched by supervisors who think that a little "flirting" doesn't hurt. I've wanted to report some incidences but didn't want to create a fuss so just beared it and tried to avoid those people. Any suggestions from women who have encountered these type of situations? I know there are agencies you can report to in situations like these but I didn't want to take it to the courts...

 

MadHatter808†† 03/03/01 1:51 PM †††††††† RE: Brat rage

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Hey, I like your thinking! That's exactly what I'm doing now... it's sad, but I've resorted to tape recording the sessions and I do notice improvement in their behavior. In developmental psych class, we learned that there are 3 types of parenting styles: authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive and of these, authoritarian is the best one because it allows the child freedom to speak his mind about relevant and important issues, but everyone knows who's still in control and there is a definite leadership role ascribed to the parents. I think of this and believe you are right in saying that it is up to the parents to establish the role of disciplinarian and to pass these rights to me so that I can do my job more effectively. I have had talks with the father since he plays this role (the mother is more of the softee on this matter) and having him talk with them helped a little but they seem to revert back to their old ways with me. It's probably because the parents aren't around that much to supervise them and they feel that the father's power lasts only so long as he's there. Anyway, it's quite complicated but I'm sure there's a silver streak somewhere!

 

snowhawaii 02/24/01 11:50 PM ††††††††††† RE: Brat rage

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It's a good idea to taperecord the session, and to let them know how naughty they are. In your case, the kids'parents obviously don't discipline their kids. Ususally those parents need to be disciplined too. When I was kid, my parents were really strict, they hit me when I did something wrong or even when I talked back. And I think it was right, otherwise I would never learned. Although physical punishment is controversial, but I think sometimes you need within the permissible range.If they get out of your control again, if I were you, I would tell kids' parents and ask for permission of giving kids some punishments(not necessarily spanking) according to needs.But you need to let them know those kind of disciplines are parents' roles but not of tutor's.

 

AnimalLover 03/08/01 11:36 PM †††††††††† RE: Brat rage

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Oh my gosh, you should meet my cousins kids! They are such terrors and their parents don't disciplint them so they're out of control. Their answer to everything is "I don't have to listen to you! You're not my motehr!" and the answer in my head is always "Thank God!". They have absolutely no respect for their elders! They hit their grandmother (my aunty) with brushes and call her fat and demand that she buy them things or do things for them. After all of this would you believe that my aunty still thinks that they're the biggest angels. Everytime I complain about them everyone tells me "Doesn't that remind you of someone?" because my sister and I were huge brats when we were young but one thing I'll say for myself is I had respect for my immediate elders. If I ever spoke against my grandmother she would chase me down and hit me with the yard stick. I know they say not to hit kids anymore but there are some kids who just need it because they were never taguth to listen to reason. I could go on all day about what brats they are but I will stop here to save you all the misery.

 

MadHatter808†† 03/03/01 1:43 PM †††††††† RE: Brat rage

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Hey, thanks a lot, I like what you had to say about how it's easier to teach them in groups. It's true... with one of them, it seemslike they want to push you as far as they can to see where your breaking point is. That really is very perceptive. I've always tutored one-on-one which I think can be draining b/c all your energy and attention is focused on one person. I think I like teaching adolescents better though b/c they are not as likely to misbehave and are usually a little more mature! I'm tutoring a 9 and 10 year old now and while they can be adorable sometimes, most times, they're acting pretty bratty to compete for my attention.

 

meow24 02/24/01 11:58 AM †††† ††††††††††† RE: Brat rage

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oh, kids nowadays.. Don't you just want to kick their butts? I used to tutor kids too. age 5 to 13.. voluntary work at my church. I quit after 3 yrs. I bet you know why..anyway, being an Asian (second generation), parents didn't mind us punishing them physically when they were out of control or didn't do their homework. Well, most of the time the tutors would just take away their break time (10-15 mins.) or didn't reward them with snacks. We provided the snack with our own money, so kids/parents didn't complain about it.It is easier to control kids in a group than one to one tutor, because kids in a group tend to compete with each other on who gets more rewards. when I tutored just one or two kids, I took them out to a movie when they did good for the whole one month. Of course first you would have to talk to the parents about what you want to do before you talk to your students about taking them to the movie or other things.well.. good luck!

 

MadHatter808†† 02/23/01 6:54 PM †††††††† ††††††††††† Brat rage

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More on spoiled brats... the kids I tutor once again think that they can insult me and push my buttons to see how far they can go and to essentially test my limits. They start competing for attention when it's time to tutor and I often have to separate them into two rooms so they don't fight over trivial things... i.e. yesterday, they got physically violent over a magic pen that one of them wanted to use for their homework and the older brother went as far as to trip his sister causing her to fall on her face and to have to ice her forehead. I began tape recording the session to let them know that even though I was on their "turf" (their home), their behavior was still accountable--their parents would see to that since they wouldn't listen to mere old me. This worked really well and for the rest of the session, it was smoother than usual. Ideas on how to discipline 9 & 10 year olds anyone?

 

silverfox2001 03/05/01 9:52 PM ††††††††††† RE: Elevator Rage

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I agree with you when you talk about elevator rage. I have elevator rage everytime I go to my girlfriends house. She has the slowest elevator in the world. I get in and it takes forever just to get to the second floor. There are times I feel like the elevator is never going to reach her floor. I get out and I am steaming mad by the time I get to her floor. On top of that it always smells in there. I go I don't know how you guys can stand the elevators in your building. I told her if I was living here I would complain and get a petition going to say do something about the elevator. I hate to think what would happen if a fire was to break out and the only way down was the elevators. She told me that is why they used the stairs in their building. Now when I go to visit her I pick her up and bring her to my house, so I will not get mad anymore about the elevators, how slow and unclean it is and I don't complain now when I see her.

 

Daniel1978†† 02/24/01 12:00 PM †††††††††† RE: Elevator Rage

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Yes!!! I never understood that either...I suppose it just comes down to plain selfishness. They don't CARE about other people. All they're thinking about is themselves. I was waiting for the elevator with my dad the other day and he did it! He pushed BOTH buttons....It drove me crazy! I didn't bother asking him why. I already knew the anwser...They don't care about other people. Is'nt that a characteristic of a person with psychopathic disorder? Not profiting from experience? Disregard for the laws and customs of society? I'll have to check my DSM. Don't get me wrong, I'm not calling my dad a psychopath. But I KNOW that these jerks are not thinking of the well-being of others when the intentionally slow them down...sigh.

 

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meow24 02/24/01 12:04 PM †††† ††††††††††† Elevator Rage

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Don't you hate it when people press both buttons (up and down) when they are waiting for the elevator?Yesterday, I was late to school, thanks to my kitten (she made a big mess in the kitchen floor). As soon as I cleaned up the mess, I picked up my bag and ran to the elevator. And it was one of those days where the elevator just won't come. I've waited really long, I don't know how long but it was long. When the elevator finally came, I quickly got on and pressed the button to the lobby. As elevator started to take me down, I kinda felt little better. Then it stopped at the 8th floor. An old man appeared as the elevator door opened. He didn't get in. Obviously he was trying to go up, but pressed down button too. I was upset but what can I do? I pressed door close button and started going down again. Then, it stopped at the 3rd floor again. Oh, my god!! Another middle age man pressed both buttons again. I gave him an annoying look and closed the door. At least this one said "sorry"...Why do people press both buttons?? don't they know that they are delaying the elevators??I was 10 mins. late to my first class..

 

Watashi_No 02/26/01 5:20 PM RE: No sleep rage

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I know what you mean, it seems that sleep deprivation may seem like a good idea (no sleep=more study time) but it's actually much more stressful than if you got a good nights sleep and hardly studied. I know sometimes if I have to study for more than one test that are both on the same day (teachers conspiracy I tell you!!) I study for one test then try to get some sleep, maybe a couple hours, then study for the next test after a good nights rest. I learned somewhere that the brain doesn't work if you study for hours on end, but if you study maybe for an hour then take a break then study in those kind of increments and that is MUCH more helpful and you can retain things alot better. Sometimes when I've been studying all night I can feel that I'm not going to be able to retain anything anymore and if I can't sleep then I lay down and go into a kind of meditative state, which is much more relaxing and keeps stress at bay. If there is alot on my mind though and I try to sleep FORGET it!! You can try meditating, it helps focus and clear the mind. Good luck!!

 

rie2001 02/24/01 2:35 PM †††††††† ††††††††††† RE: No sleep rage

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Sounds like you are really stressed out... don't study too hard!! Have enough sleep and relax, then you will do fine on your exams. Under such a stress, I can't do nothing. My brain stop functioning and I become just like a rat which is at the state of "leaned helplessness". Anyway, good luck on your exams!

 

virtual-b 02/24/01 11:47 AM ††††† ††††††††††† No sleep rage

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Report number one is due on monday, so that leaves me with one weekend left to do things. Last night, I studied for my other classes. No sleep for me, not after bombing my first exams. I have to make up for them in my next exams or else no graduation. Thinking and worrying about graduation is giving me a case of insomnia. Even if I can go to bed early, I usually do not fall sleep until 2am if I'm lucky. I noticed that my moods change when I don't sleep. Like today, I broke two dishes due to my vigorous dish washing. My mind was pumped with violent thoughts at the time. However, that's life I guess. At least, I don't direct my rage at anyone in particular. Or maybe I haven't encountered that "triggering event" that Dr. Driving talks about.

 

Daniel1978†† 02/24/01 11:53 AM †††††††††† ††††††††††† Duel Rage

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There was a movie on the TNT station (channel 41) that was called "Duel." It was about an insane truck-driver who was trying to kill a motorist. The entire movie was about road rage. The motorist passes the trucker, the trucker gets mad and passes the motorist. This all leads to cutting off, tail gating, and many other unsafe activities. Even though the movie was complete fiction, we can all identify with the way the motorists felt. The movie tried to convey the message that the main character was just an average shmo, who did nothing wrong, but was the victim of INSANE road rage. As crzy as this movie seemed at first, I thought back to the examples of road rage in ouir book, and the movie didn't seem so absurd anymore. Scary.

 

gemini-gal†† 02/25/01 10:00 PM RE: brain melt down rage

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Hey virtual-b! I am in that same class. It is pretty intense let me tell you! Everytime I go to that class, I feel so sad after I leave because it's like, I know there are problems of people suffering on the other side of the world and then I feel like I am taking my life for granted because people who are less fortunate would kill to have my life, or any kind of better life for that matter. I think that one person can make a difference in the world and even if it's a small change, it adds up...kinda like the ripple effect! I want to do my part in changing the world too but it's so hard to juggle that and the other millions of things going on in my life. I feel your pain because I have been stressing out big time these past two weeks because of all the stuff we have to do for school. And to think about teachers going on strike after all the students busted their butts to do good thus far in the semester? OH HELL NO! I know thousands of students will be ticked off if a strike occurs. No one wins. It's a lose-lose situation for both the students and teachers. I am graduating this semester too! AAAHHH! I'm glad that people are going through the same things as me. Remember, shared stress is reduced stress. To avoid another brain melt-down, try to take things one at a time. If you think about everything at once, you will go INSANE! Good luck!

 

Daniel1978†† 02/24/01 12:06 PM †††††††††† RE: brain melt down rage

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Ha, HA!!! Yes, I'm in that class with you. Well, if you really want to change the world, go talk to the teacher. He's pretty cool. He'll give you some guidance. He already sent me some info on the situation in Indonesia. As for the peace corps...I dunno. It sounds cool, but I'd be worried that they'd try to push American values on these foreign countries...I know thats what the "Christian Relief Fund" (or whatever it's called) does. Go to church to get food? ....Um...Ok.... Anyway, decide for yourself. Goodluck with the class...it IS pretty INTENSE, but better than falling asleep, no?

 

virtual-b 02/24/01 12:00 PM ††††† ††††††††††† brain melt down rage

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It's only February 24, and I'm already toast. I cannot come up with any more rage experiences. I cannot remember any longer. Must pass class, professors may strike, think of rage, prepare oral report, study for exam, find new job, community professor wants me to change the world, etc. Too much things to think about. Focusing for my lecture classes is becoming near impossible. One professor brings up atrocities in distant places that I've never heard about over and over. He means well, I know he does. Every class of his, I find myself getting pumped up. Okay, let's change the world. Then the class ends, and I leave. Big let down, my life and the world is still the same. Every class, he says lets go save the hutus and tutsi tribes in Borneo, look at the suffering in Rwanda, and look at the jerk, Milosevich. Every class I think to myself, what can I do? Join the peace corp, I don't know

 

cjn†† 02/24/01 5:20 PM ††††††††††† Elevator button rage

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My elevator rage is about people living on the same floor who keep on pressing the button until the elevator comes. I sort of have an idea of which apartment number is doing that. This is so irritating. Those people would press the button repeatedly and when I say repeatedly I am modest. Don't they know that their extra pressing would not change the speed of the elevator coming? Are they doing it on purpose just to annoy the people living right in front of the elevator?

 

ktootree 02/24/01 10:00 PM ††††† ††††††††††† Pop-Up Error Message Rage

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I donít know if any of you have experienced this before, but I hate it when that message saying something like ďThis program has performed an illegal functionĒ pops up on the computer screen. I get so enraged because the only way to get rid of it is to click ďOKĒ and then the whole program closes (i.e., Microsoft Word). Then I have to reopen it again and pray that I saved my work before that message popped up (sometimes the recovered version is there, so thatís good). I guess Iíve been working on the computer quite a bit this week, so maybe thatís why my computerís been acting extra retarded. Iíve had that message pop-up at least 5 times within an hour or two the other day and I got so mad I just yelled at the computer. Plus sometimes when I opened the program again, I had to restart my computer anyways (which got me even more upset) because when I tried to open one of my files, it said that file was already in use and that I could only make a read-only copy of it. So after I yelled at the computer and while it was restarting I just walked away to cool off and laid down until my computer was at the main screen again. While lying down, I thought how dumb I was to yell at the computer and actually kind of funny, but then again, itís better than physically punching it right?

 

oshale†† 02/25/01 3:49 PM †††††††† RE: Noise Rage

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That is really tough. Hearing loud music when that person is not even home. I think many people in this world lack such common sense and curtesy. I mean, it only takes a little attention and it will make everyone happy. Due to one person's error, many people in your apartment suffered. It seemed like a dorm but what if it was a regular house next door. I would definitely go to the neighbor and tell hime to shut the music off or at least turn it lower. But if i didn't know the neighbor that well, i guess i'll let the police take care of that kind of problem. What if he was a psycho or something and came after me. That will be really scary! I guess when you encounter inconsiderate people, which is unavoidable in this day and age, you have to rely on your common sense and when you deal with people you don't know you have to be cautious and let someone else with higher power take care of it. I guess you made the right decision of letting the residential manager take care of it.

 

snowhawaii 02/25/01 8:54 AM †† ††††††††††† Noise Rage

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I was working on Report 1 in my room last night.I prefer nighttime rather than daytime to study because it's more quiet, and I can concentrate more.However all of the sudden, the loud music broke the silence. It was at the very midnight, and the music was from my nextdoor. Of course I couldn't concentrate on my work any more.I decided to do something else till she turns off the music.When I went to the kitchen, the resident of the second floor who lives right above my next door came down, and she went strtaight to that girl's room. But the girl(my next door) wasn't home.How come she had to play music loud, when she's out??? The up-stair woman told me the girl uses radio for alarm, and she did the same thing many times before!How thoughtless she is! I don't know why she needs to set the alarm at midnight, but she should've made sure it was off before she left! we couldn't complain to her, so it made us more irritated. But fortunately, woman knew how to deal with this. She turned the main power off for a moment, and the alarm stopped. By the way, the topic I was working on was "Neighbor Rage"!

 

oshale†† 02/25/01 3:43 PM †††††††† people rage

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Is this normal?Why do I feel so rageful toward everyone and everything? Is it PMS or something. I was at a bus stop at Ala Moana Shopping Center and I was just sitting down minding my own business until I saw this Caucasian old lady just staring at me. At first I thought she was looking behind me but when she was staring at me for more than 3 minutes, I knew she was looking at me. It wasn't a friendly stare. She had a little frown on her face and I was like, 'what the hell is she looking at me for?' I stared back at her but she didn't move her eyes. Just when i was to say something she looked away. Then again she stared at me again. I stared back but she wasn't looking away at all. I really wanted to confront her. she was only 3 feet away. But i didn't because i didn't want to cause a scene. But i was so furious. But after i got on the bus, i kind of forgot about it, but i really was furious at her. What was her problem anyway? I feel like people like that makes me form this kind of stereotype. i know it is bad but after incidents like that i feel like all caucasian old ladies have staring problem or attitude problem. this is wrong huh?

 

shaun56†† 02/26/01 8:52 PM ††††† ††††††††††† RE: Ftp Rage

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You know what Daniel, I agree that this fricken report is killing a lot of us. I think we almost lost it there in the lab today. I was about to blow all of my fuses when we got those symbols showing up on my page. And you had the nerve to laugh!!!!!!!!!! Nah, but I was going to laugh when your page got erased, but I didn't want you to broke my neck or something of that sort. I know your page will be cool when you get it done. I still think there's a fricken hacker out there that's totally f@#*ing with all of our reports. Probably some idiot who Dr. Leon failed last semester. I think we should find bastard and kick his/her ass. You in?? I'm down. Anyways, see you in class tomorrow, and don't be fricken ragin still yet. Later~

 

kathyhirokane 02/25/01 7:21 PM †††††††††† RE: Ftp Rage

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hello! i know how you feel! it took me forever to load stuff on, but only because the professor gave us wrong info for the ftp stuff. but, when i tried to transfer my report from Word to Front Page, i got all these squares and symbols...nothing to do with my report! so, like you, i had to re-write my entire report on Front Page. Let me tell you, my right arm is killing me from typing and using that mouse! another thing i hate about front page is that you can't space more than one space. also, you can't move images around where you want them, only what they allow you to. it was so frustrating!! well, i'm happy that you got your website posted!!

 

Daniel1978†† 02/25/01 4:03 PM ††††††††††† Ftp Rage

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Yep. I'm sure we've all got it....I've published to the web before..but I've NEVER had this hard a time doing it! The FTP address wouldn't work in DreamWeaver (a website program) so I had to re-write the ENTIRE thing in FrontPage. I kept getting these error messages that I've never seen inn my life. And now that I've actually posted my website, I found a whole bunch of stuff in my folder that has nothing to do with my website. It's cool that FrontPage does everything autoomatically, but this is a bit much. Sigh..well, at least it's done, and all the problems have been delt with. As long as nothing goes wrong with it untill tomorrow, I'll be fine. I did the actual website a while ago, but trying to publish it to the web took me from 8am to 4pm today. That's 8 hours. This stinks! And the RAGE I experienced trying to do this thing!! Arrrrgggghhhh!!! I'm still shaking. Ok. That's it. Time to relax.

 

ddestrad†† 02/28/01 7:44 PM †††† RE: clip art rage!!!

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one: i know exactly what you are feeling except my computer is ghetto as all hell because whenever i log onto a clip art site the clip art all starts to multiply and the whole page turns into a collage of clip art, then i close the window and my background on my computer looks exactly like the jumbled collage of clip art, so i have to shut my computer down and restart it, i think maybe my computer has a virus in it that responds to clip art, i'm not sure, i will surely have to get it checked out. But it is annoying as hell to try and search out clip art when my computer gets all crazy like that.

 

silverfox2001 02/26/01 9:25 AM ††††††††††† RE: clip art rage!!!

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I totally agree with you, I am starting to hate this project. I have had nothing but one big headache since day one. I had problems with posting my clip art to getting my links connected. I had nothing but big headaches. I open up one page and it just looks perfect but when it comes to posting it in the folder I loose documents what is going on here.

 

sakodash†† 02/25/01 8:56 PM ††† RE: clip art rage!!!

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Hey Kathy!! You know, I gave up looking at clip art after 10 minutes!! I started getting a headache clicking on one link and then another and then another just to see some pictures. And then for some reason, it felt like my eyes were going cock-eyed looking at all those animations running across the page. That was just too much!! I saw your report...GOOD JOB!!

 

kathyhirokane 02/25/01 7:25 PM †††††††††† clip art rage!!!

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i hate clip art! it's pretty easy to find websites with clip art, but some of those websites are just sites that tell you where to find more sites. why??? and they also have these stupid pop up messages, which is so irritating! everytime i open one page, like 5 pop us messages show up, so i don't know what the heck i'm looking at - the actual web page or a pop up message! then i have to close each one, making sure i'm not closing the page i want! why do they do that?? and a lot of those pages have the same clip art over and over. i spent hours looking for good clip art!! my arm is killing me

 

TVR†† 02/27/01 1:45 PM ††††††††† RE: Report 1 RAGE!!

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Thanks!! I know exactly how your feeling. It took me the entire weekend to figure out what this ftp thing was. I to don't understand much about computers, so doing this report was a little frustrating. When I first started doing this paper I thought ya it's going to be easy. All I had to do was to cut and paste my report from Word and then paste in on the website. I guess you already know that's not how it's done.Anyways, when I'm finally finished with these two reports I'll also be super happy. I got to admit though that going through this experience really made me think how important it is to be computer literate. Congradulations on finishing your report!!!

 

mightymousesa†† 02/26/01 7:00 PM †††††† ††††††††††† RE: Report 1 RAGE!!

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That report has to be one of the single most frustrating things I have ever done! I can't believe I spent so long w/ graphics and decorative titles and fonts and once I viewed it on html it was gone!! And trying to get it on the web took a miracle!I am not a computer person, and I know that after this class is over I will appreciate that I know more about computers. But it sure would make it a more enjoyable process if there were more descriptive directions to help. Now after all that work my page still looks like crap b/c I'm not familiar w/ what exactly can be transfered through ftp! If anyone has any suggestions on how I can get computer help please let me know! It would be greatly appreciated!!

 

gemini-gal†† 02/25/01 9:39 PM †† RE: Report 1 RAGE!!

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I know how you feel! My webpage is up and running but some of backgrounds did not come out! I tried to upload everything again but it still didn't work. All my content is there but my background is plain white...UGH! I'm glad that you got your webpage done. It's hard work. I'm kinda relieved because at least its only a rough draft that we have to turn in. But I still wanted to make my webpage as good as possible. One more week to fine tune everything! I just hope that Dr. James will critique our webpages and let us know how to improve it. Good luck to the rest of you.

 

sakodash†† 02/25/01 8:47 PM ††† ††††††††††† Report 1 RAGE!!

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Oh my god!! I just finished doing all that web crap for the report! It took three of us to try and get my report onto the web. I have no idea how to do this still yet, I swear the only reason we got it on was because of magic or something ridiculous like that!! I feel sick already from looking at the screen for this long. I'm afraid that I never want to look at my web page ever again!! I don't understand computers. I don't know but I didn't have to re-write my report in Front Page like some of you. But, when I got it on, it looked different so I just changed it in there. But then I couldn't get my background to go on there. And then I couldn't get the graphs to get onto there. I don't know what I'm talking about anymore. I'm just glad it's over!! I hope I did it right!! Good luck to the rest of you!! :)

 

gemini-gal†† 02/25/01 9:33 PM †† ††††††††††† SWR: webpage rage

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My webpage for report 1 is okay but the only thing that I can't figure out is why the heck my backgrounds aren't coming out! Some of my webpages have colored backgrounds and some don't. I tried to upload the missing background designs and it still didn't work. I tried to re-upload it and it didn't work again. I spent so much time looking for those specific backgrounds and it frustrates me to no end. I was feeling computer rage because when I was at the CLIC lab at Sinclair library, I swore softly at the FTP program! I guess I'll have to work on it tomorrow at the lab and I hope that everything will be okay. Does anyone know anything about missing backgrounds on their webpages and how to get them back? HELP!

 

silverfox2001 02/26/01 9:15 AM ††††††††††† ††††††††††† RE: Rage against the internet

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I agree with you,about the slowness of the internet. I have been having computer rage behind this report. I am about to send this report flying into the next world. I have been up late at night trying to get this report done and all I have been getting is a slap to the face. I have got pictures deleted, things not delivered and have had to resign on a numerous times. What a weekend.

 

SpoiledBrat 02/25/01 11:42 PM ††††††††††† Rage against the internet

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I hate the internet right now. I cannot find anything good to use for report 1. It takes forever to download and I am just having a hard time with everything related to this report. I am close to having computer rage. Technology is suppose to be a great thing. But what happens when it breaks down. Information can be wiped out, corrupted, and destroyed. There is a lot of good that comes out of the internet and the computer makes everyting easier to do like typing out reports. Hopefully everything will work out. Maybe it will get easier doing this report.

 

kakela†† 02/27/01 11:39 PM †††††† RE: My slow car

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I know exactly what you mean. I have a truck that is meant for towing, not speed and the damn thing sucks gas so I try to drive around the speed limit all the time. I also follow buses and other big vehicles to draft them and save on a couple of mile per gallon. I remember that there was an article or something that said you can save a lot of gas by accelerating slow and maintaining a slow and constant speed. I tried that with the last couple tanks of gas, and I went from 10 mpg to 12 mpg just by changing my driving style. It is a bit slower but is a lot more cost effective.

 

SpoiledBrat 02/25/01 11:57 PM ††††††††††† My slow car

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MY car is not a fast car. It takes awhile for it to pick up speed espcially up hill. I try my hardest to keep it at a good speed. What is very frustrating is when people get mad when my car moves slow. Getting onto the freeway is sometimes stressful because when I'm moving slow it is harder to get on when cars are coming really fast. I love my car even though other people might not think it is that great. Cars are a mode of transportation and that is all.

 

silverfox2001 02/26/01 9:34 AM ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Raging at FTP

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I am mad as a mad hatter. All I get is nothing, I have down loaded two different ftp sites and both of them sucks. I have had so much problems with report 1, I have almost given up on this project. I had so much problem posting, uploading and downloading into ftp. I think we should go back to the old fashion hard copy style, where everything is there not missing. I am having all kinds of negative thoughts in my head towards this project. That I feel like screaming. FTP DOES NOT WORK FOR ME! However, I will survive this semester with FTP. I have come to the point of seeing a lab person at the computer lab to help me get this FTP up and going. So, I can finish this project, hopefully report 2 goes alot smoother.

 

AnimalLover 03/15/01 11:57 PM †††††††††† ††††††††††† RE: passenger seat

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I know what you're talking about. I think that people feel that since they're the one driving they have all the say in what happens in the car and the passengers need to just sit back and deal with it. I've rode in the car with many people who would not listen to the passenger that complained about how they drive because they feel that they're the only one who has the say in how the car is running.I admit that I have been guilty of it once. I was fighting with my mom because she was criticizing me on my driving, once again, and as a result I zoned everyone out and started speeding home. My poor sister was in the car getting freaked out and finally she started trying to council the both of us to calm me down.

 

JEDI1x 02/26/01 11:10 AM †††††† ††††††††††† passenger seat

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Why do people forget that there are also others in the fast moving vehicle? Last night, "kim" was angry that we were going to be late for a wedding on account of her boyfriend not knowing which wrinkled aloha shirt to wear. Anyway, she has this thing about shaking the wheel when she scolds him. Ok, very scary, especially because I don't think that a 95 toyota tercel has retained most of it traction fraction thingtion. The point being, if you're going to get upset in the car, please drive safely and don't kill the people sitting behind you. Let them act as positive distractors. Your husband's ugly shirt doesn't care if you drive into a coconut tree.

 

purple848 03/04/01 4:57 PM †††† ††††††††††† RE: On the bus

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I've seen people on the bus taking two seats just like they are theirs, too. I agree with you that everybody on the bus should not take two seats by putting personal belongings next to them when the bus is crowded. When I see a person who does that, I think the person must be selfish and inconsiderate of others. I think the girl who you asked to give you a space so that you can have a seat was selfish. If I were she, I would say sorry to you first for not noticing immediately that you could have a seat if I removed my bag. I see people take extra space not only on the bus, but also other public places. I think the more people become considerate of others, the better place this world will be to live in.

 

lavaflow 02/26/01 7:06 PM †††††† ††††††††††† On the bus

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I took a bus to go school the other day. I had a quiz that morning and I wanted review the material while I was on the bus so I looked a place to sit down as soon as I got on. There weren't many people there and were many empty seats. However, I couldn't find a seat immediately because there were 5 or 6 people sitting on the window side had thier bags on the seats next to them so I had to ask the person to give me a space. I was a little annoyed because the girl I asked moved her bag slowly and she looked like I asked some big thing for her to do. There were several others caught the bus from where I got on. And there were more people got on from other bus stops. However I didn't see anybody tried to put their bags on their laps without being asked. It seemed me that these people knew about others coming. It's alright to put their bags on other seats if there aren't many people coming in but I think they can move their bags before someone has to ask them to.

 

PHYRE2001†† 02/27/01 3:59 PM ††††††††† RE: Rage against those who mistreat the poor

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I know exactly how you feel toward people mistreating people in general. It is absolutely wrong and should not happen. The annoying thing is that it happens everyday. I know that I too get annoyed with people who ask for change when I leave a store. Sometimes when I am in a better mood, and a giving mood, I will reach in my pocket and give the person a dollar. Unfortunately, sometimes I am in a bad mood, and give a stink look instead. I look at it as we all have problems, and begging for change is not the way to solve them. I guess I just feel that they are probably going to buy alcohol with the change that I give them, refraining me from doing so. In your situation I think that the cashier was just rude. I have been to that Jack in the Box on several occasions, and all individuals should be treated equally. Working at the bank, I have learned that lesson well. Sometimes you have this pre-determined steretpye about certain individuals concerning culture and race. At the bank we are taught to treat everyone fairly. That is not as always easy, unless you see the black and white. I have seen well dressed "white" women come into the bank to cash a check. She hold herself up high, and you probably would not give it a second thought to cashing a $2000 check. However, an older "filipino" man coming in with ratty clothing, and you may be hesitant to cash the check. Well, in my experience, I have found that more times than none, the "filipino" man has more money than the white women. Please don't take offense to my scenario, it is a bit exaggerated.

 

mightymousesa†† 02/26/01 7:17 PM †††††† Rage against those who mistreat the poor

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I live in Waikiki and I am frequently in the Jack in the Box across the street.As amny of us are aware, there are many homeless people in this area. There is one guy in particular who I always see at Jack. He is in credibly dirty and doesn't speak at all. He gets into the line at Jack and has money ( only some simple change) in his hand. Everytime I have been there the man is assited by the manager. The manager points to each item on the menu until the homeless man nodds an affirming yes. Then sometimes the manager will only charge him for a sandwich and give the man the meal deal instead. The homeless man then goes outside and eats, disturbing no one. But this last time I went to Jack, the homeless man was there and the cashier refused to serve he. She kept trying to get me to order and ignore him but instead I told her that he wants to order. She then says some rude comments about how he shouldn't be in there at all, with no money, and stinking of trash. I was shocked! At this the man turned from the counter and left,leaving the change he had accumulated on the counter. I ordered my meal and some extra tacos and found the guy outside and tried to give him the tacos. He simply sat w/ his head down and I left the tacos sitting beside him, and went back inside to eat. I can't belive that the cashier had been so rude. Don't kick people when there down, they still have feelings.I think we could all learn from the managers example and traet everyone w/ respect.

 

sakodash†† 02/27/01 10:52 PM †† RE: Guy ragin' @ me on the road

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Hi!! Congratulations to you for not getting all pissed off, for keeping your cool and being the better person. As for me, I would have probably lost it. When I was reading your thing it made me laugh because I thought of my mom. A couple of years ago she got a super-charged Toyota 4-runner. I think this was the first time the 4-runner was putting this in. You can just hear it when you start the engine. What was funny was that these kids would pull behind and next to my mom (not knowing it was an older woman because of the tint) and would try to race her. I thought that was pretty hilarious when I was with her a couple of times when this happened. I can just imagine what their faces must have looked like when they realized this wasn't some punk kid driving this truck!!

 

JEDI1x 02/27/01 7:40 PM †††††††† RE: Guy ragin' @ me on the road

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I think you guys handled those punks very well. But, you know, punks come in all ages. I remember an incident when some old lady called me an a**hole. I guess she thought I was trying to cut her. Anyway, she tailed me and I think I pissed her even more when I drove slower. As for young punks, I just kind of laugh. I think they trade car parts and stereo systems like pokeman cards or something. They probably feel that driving is a means of freedom so they feel they have to act all sassy and rebelious on the road. We've all been there.I just try and picture them working at Mcdonalds to earn those 2,000 rims.

 

kathyhirokane 02/27/01 4:04 PM †††††††††† RE: Guy ragin' @ me on the road

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hello! i had a similar experience with dumb racers. i had pulled up behind this corolla which was all decked out at a red light. i had started creeping up closer to this corolla unknowingly since i was fussing with the radio. my foot was still on the brake, though. you know what i mean. anyways, the teeny bopper girls in the backseat turned around and started staring at me, so i looked back. i had no choice, i was behind them. well, the driver starts turning on his blinkers and whatevers he had on his car, like daring me to do something or something. what did he want me to do? ram him? we were at a stop light! i totally agree with you that young drivers now a days are punks. who gives them the money to soup up their cars anyway???

 

shaun56†† 02/26/01 8:23 PM ††††† ††††††††††† Guy ragin' @ me on the road

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Today when I was coming home after our psy 409a class, I ran into a little rage on the road. This was not my own rage, but someone else's. I was just getting out of the traffic, which was living hell, when I ran into this punk racer. He had a 90 VW Jetta, which as you presume, was all sooped up. I was in my girfriend's car, a 96 Honda accord. My girlfriends car is stock, but it is dropped, and has dark tint. So I guess it looks a little punkish, yet I am not a racer. Okay so listen to this.... This guy was punking me out from the Pearlridge cutoff all the way to my turn home by my house. It started off as a little rev to get me to race. I looked over at this little punk and smiled. Then he decided to get behind me and ride my ass. He figured out that I wasn't going to race him, so he pulled next to me and started revving me out. I kept my cool, and carried on home. When we got off the freewy, he decided to hop on my ass again until we got to the traffic light by my house. He pulled up next to me, so I rolled down the window to get a good look at this fool. He looked pissed, and I just smirked at him, smiled, then drove home. I think he got enraged because I did not want to race him. It's kinda funny because most people in my shoes, would've got pissed and raged at him. I also think that the punk racers are getting worse and worse as the days roll by. I think that these punks should not judge a driver by the looks of a car, but that seems to be a newly formed innate reaction to all people nowadays. People got to just be skeptics, and stop judging others before getting to know them!

 

cjn†† 03/02/01 6:35 PM RE: Computer Illiteracy Rage!!

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wow, I did not know that so many people had computer problems. I almost thought I was alone. It's good to know that we're all on the same boat even though that's not a good thing. The only thing I could do with the computer was to type my papers and print them but now with this class, things are a little more complicated. I was not too happy to be spending that much time on the computer but since it is a requirement for this class then we have to deal with it. A friend always get frustrated at me when I'm asking for stuff about computers. He shouldn't be right? well, actually, in a way he should because I can't seem to remember what all this computer language and command is about so my brains does not store those information. Anyway, the report 1 is done so we can move on now. Next time we'll know (hopefully remember) how to work this uploading thing.

 

ddestrad†† 02/28/01 7:31 PM †††† RE: Computer Illiteracy Rage!!

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I can completely relate to your feelings, i have the same exact problem, i don't know jack when it comes to computers, i learned on the day that we were supposed to have the report turned in that(Thank god for Shawn), on the new Microsoft they set up a webpage for you, without that i would have not been able to have done this. The worst part is everyone who lives in my dorm that i talk to don't know how to work with webpages or FTP either. So i was surely frustrated with this whole assignment. I still don't know how to add things to the page so I'm having my friend who does work with computers work with me to fix anything that i have screwed up.

 

sakodash†† 02/27/01 10:31 PM †† RE: Computer Illiteracy Rage!!

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Hi!! I know EXACTLY what you're talking about Nobody could be as computer illiterate as myself! Thank God for me that I had two people who actually knew about computers to help me. Honestly, I don't have a clue how they did it, I was just glad they did it. I, too, realized that I need to learn at least a little about computers. I dread the idea of having to do it though. Sometimes I just think it's just too much trouble. Anyway, good luck on doing your final report!!

 

shaun56†† 02/27/01 4:04 PM ††††† ††††††††††† RE: Computer Illiteracy Rage!!

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Well, the problems that were tied in to the first report are countless. I did not fully figure out how to use FTP, but I did figure out that it sucks ass. The problem with FTP is that it does not read everything as it is. So, when your report goes up on the web, it changes totally. Also, some of the browsers used to view as a webpage change the report too. I think you should be happy that you were able to finish it on time. And to your question about how to jazz it up, I have a few suggestions. First, to take graphics, you can do it two ways. The first way is to right click on the picture to be used, and scroll down to save as. Click there and save the picture as jpeg, or whatever it is(could be gif). The second way to do it is to right click on the picture and go down to copy. Then go to your report, and right click where you want to put it, and scroll down to paste. Then you should have the image. But I cannot figure out how to get the pictures to show up on the web. It's producing some major rage in me. Another thing that you could do to spice up the page is to use different types of fonts and colors. Try this and see what happens. Good luck on the final. Oh! and if you do figure out how to upload pictures on FTP so they work, let me know!! Bye

 

PHYRE2001†† 02/27/01 3:37 PM ††††††††† ††††††††††† RE: Computer Illiteracy Rage!!

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I understand exactly what you have been going through with being computer illiterate. I thought I understood the basics of the computer, and thought that the internet would be a little easier to follow. I have had my report done on time, for the most part anyway, saved away on my disk, which seems like it will stay there forever. I had spent six hours on friday trying to figure out the ftp software thing. I was not sure if I even had the software on my computer at home, so I looked it up under find. There was software, but it was in the MsDose mode, which I don't even understand. But through some magical miracle, I finally got to create my file. Now the only problem I have is trying to figure out how to upload the darn thing.

 

TVR†† 02/27/01 2:00 PM ††††††††† ††††††††††† Computer Illiteracy Rage!!

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I can't believe how much trouble I went through just trying to get my paper done on time. It first started with this ftp thing. What the yet is that anyways? This is what I first thought, but finally after talking to a couple of friends I learned what it was. Then when I finally got the ftp program it was another obstacle for me to learn how to use the damn thing. *I wish Dr. James would explain a little more about how to use this program*.Ok, so I had the ftp thing under control so I thought everything would be smooth sailing right. Nope, then I had to figure out how to add graphics and change font colors. I tried and tried but I just couldn't understand how those commands work. So I gave up on that for now, luckily Dr. James prefers people not to change there background colors, etc.Anyways, luckily I finished my paper on time. After this experience I learned that I should really try to learn how to use the computer. I classify myself as a beginner and I found out the hard way what happens when your computer illiterate like me.!!!!!

 

PHYRE2001†† 02/27/01 3:51 PM ††††††††† ††††††††††† COMPUTER RAGE!!

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I cannot believe that I am having such a hard time with uploading my work. This entire weekend I devoted to figuring out what I needed in order to upload my work. I know I am on the right track because when I view my folder through the web browser, I can see part of my report there. Unfortunately, my report could not look any more unorganized than it already does. Reading the instructions on report 1, given by Dr. James could only take me so far. I have been writing to Dr. James almost everday concerning my uploading problems, that I think he even may be experiencng email rage. I have been uploading and uploading that I think I am all uploaded out. Now, if I can only figure out how to include pictures and banners to make my folder a little more appealing. Dr. James talked about not waiting to the last minute, and this semester I promised that I would not. What makes me even more frustrated is that I have not procrastinated once this semester, and I find myself still running into problems. I am so upset with computers and technology right now, that I have to get off this computer!!

 

MadHatter808†† 03/03/01 2:13 PM †††††††† RE: TEST RAGE

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Yeah, I can see your point that when you try so hard, you wanna see some results. It is very disappointing. On the other hand, realize that profs have their own teaching and testing styles... we kinda gotta go with the flow. Academics has been ingrained to be taught a certain way for years and students are receptors as well as responders. If the teacher made it clear from start that she was going to teach the class a certain way, then it's fair to assume her tests will be based on book reading and lecture material. Like in my methods class, the test is based 80% on lectures and 20% on the book so the best one can do is still a B and that's if they get everything right in lecture (there's some crossover too so this isn't entirely true). The point is, try to test take according to what she's expecting you to know for it. If she says material is coming from the book, make sure you look over it and understand all the important points, especially the ones she emphasizes. Maybe if you improve on future tests, she'll give you brownie points for that and see you're a real trooper! I hope you boost up that GPA-- when there's a will, there's a way! :)

 

BC3†† 02/28/01 2:31 PM †††††††††† RE: TEST RAGE

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Check this out, one of my teachers posted the test grades where the average score was 67%. There were no A's!!! I say again, there were no A's! If that was not hard enough to believe there were only 5 B's. Talk about a bad deal. In addition, there was no curve, we are going by percent-tile. It seems to me that some teachers will not accept the concept that they are not teaching effectively. What does it say when no one in the class has "mastered" the material. Is it that every single person in that class is just stupid, and unable to comprehend the material, or so lazy that grades just don't matter? Or is it a lack of communication? I can say one thing, the rage does not help, and I feel your pain because the teacher is blaming the class, yet the grades are a reflection on her teaching style.

 

kathyhirokane 02/28/01 9:27 AM †††††††††† RE: TEST RAGE

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hey! i know what you mean. you're taking learning and motivation, right? i hate that class. i got a C, which i guess i'm grateful that i got. i couldn't believe how many people got like, D's and below! and she still blames it on us! only a small proportion of the class got A's and B's, and she still says that the test wasn't hard. yeah right! that book is so confusing, and the way she writes on the board is confusing, too! she makes all those arrows and writes words on the board that don't need to be there half the time! i'm praying that i get a C in that class. she SUCKS!!!

 

snowhawaii 02/28/01 9:16 AM †† ††††††††††† RE: TEST RAGE

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I guess I'm taking the same course as you.and I got "D"!I never got such a bad score before, and I never expected that I would get such a bad score. I got B from the previous quiz, and this time I studied to get A. I read the text, rewrote the lecture notes. I went over the text and lecture notes again. I thought i prepared enough, and I got D. I just stunned by this result.I want to get A, at least B. I don't want C. D is out of question.I'm graduating soon, and I also need to maintain my GPA more than 3.5.The teacher said she wanna give everyone A or B, but I don't think she meant it. If so, how she could take most of the points from the essay question parts!I don't think the exam format is fare to examine how much we understood. Some questions are not clear, and it's not based on the lecture or book at all. She just made questions so comlicated superfluously

 

kakela†† 02/27/01 11:21 PM †††††† RE: TEST RAGE

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Let me guess...you are in the Psy 322 class right? I know! That test was a fricking kick in the sack! Thats what it was. I am pretty pissed off about how I did on the test as weel and what threw me is that I studied the same way for the quiz that we took earlier and did rather well on that, but got killed on this exam. Just to make things worse was that comment that she made about people not reading. I read every page and I could give examples from the book but I still sucked it. I passed, but I felt that I put a lot more effeort into that class than I am getting out of it. It kind of sucks that the professors will make conclusions about the way the students are studying and if we are reading or not. I think she should have taken a show of hands of all the people that actually do the reading. I am sure that there would be many hands up, but I don't think that she would have liked to see that because it would go against her belief about the way that we are studying. I know people are reading the book because the people that are around me have their books open and the pages have all kinds of notes and are highlighted.Whatever.

 

PHYRE2001†† 02/27/01 4:07 PM ††††††††† ††††††††††† TEST RAGE

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I went to class in a good mood, finishing my homework, and being on top of things in my life. But, it never fails that some type of bad news has to come sooner or later. We received our tests back, and to my astonishment, I received an "F." This would not be that bad, but I really need good grades this semester to raise my GPA, in order to graduate. I went to class everyday, which I have not done in previous semesters, so I felt that I was on a good track. Normally by this time, I would have stopped coming to all classes and hoped to at least get a C. But, the most raging part about receiving the F, is that the teacher had the nerve to blame the class. She claims that we did not read the book, and that is the reason for so many people getting bad grade. It would not be so bad, if majority of people did really good, and not so many did bad, then I would think that I messed up. More than half the class got D and F, with a handful receiving A's and B's. I would naturally think that if you attend class and take good notes, without studying you should be able to pull off a C, if you understand the lecutures. I did understand the lectures, but I guess her tests are based on the book, which makes no sense. And on top of everything, you have to come to class because she takes attendance. How are you suppose to attend a class which is a total waste of your time, when you are only going to have to go home and take notes on your own time of the book. I dont get it!!

 

sakodash†† 02/27/01 10:44 PM †† ††††††††††† Head bump rage!!

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I know after writing this most of you will think I'm an idiot but I just had to write about it...Have you ever hit your head so hard on the roof of the car when getting in? I mean, not just lightly bumping it but whacking it so hard your head starts to spin. I swear I actually began to see stars. I've never been in that car before and I was rushing to get in because the baby was screaming in the backseat (she only stops when we start the car and start to go). Damn, I've never hit my head so hard in my life!! This was on Sunday and it's still sore. To make matters worse, on the spur of the moment I went and cut my hair today, totally forgetting about my bump on my head. When he was brushing my hair he kept brushing over that spot really hard but I just didn't have the heart to tell him to stop. I mean he was doing ME a favor cutting my hair. Oh well, that's the end of my stupid story!! :)

 

kakela†† 02/27/01 11:34 PM †††††† trailer towing

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I don't know how many people can relate to this, but the other day I was towing three canoes on a trailer with my truck. Each of these canoes weigh about 400 pounds and the trailer is about 1000 pound. There are also things like the ama, tires, and canoe saddles that are placed in the hull of the canoes that adds a lot more weight. If I had to guess at the total weight that I am towing, I would say it is about 3000 pounds. The lenght of the trailer with the canoes on top of it is about 50 feet long, so this is a pretty sizeable load that I am hauling around. People who have towed trailers like this know that you have to change your driving style tremendously, and it takes a lot of practice to do it well. Especially when you are trying to reverse and make turs ina nd out of driveways. If everyone knew how hard it is, then that would make my life much easier and people would not tail me and try to pass me while I am making a turn or cut in front of me and break. That is the worst, and that is the one that pisses me off because with all the extra weight, I can't stop well at all. All the weight is also being towed from a single point on the bumper and it is under a lot of stress as it is. I just hope everyone realizes one day what it takes to drive a trailer, and if you don't you should try. It will make you a better driver in the process.

 

skyblue†† 02/28/01 11:04 AM †††† ††††††††††† SWR#6: Mixed Emotions of Almost Getting Hit By A Car

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While I was driving within the posted speed limit in the right lane on Nuuanu Ave., heading south just past the intersection of S. King Street, I noticed that a white Honda Accord driving on the left lane began driving very slow and moving into the same lane that I was traveling in without signaling a blinker or turning to look before switching lanes. There are only two lanes for drivers to travel in a one way direction. I wanted to move away from that car! However, I couldn't because there were several parallel parked vehicles occupying the right lane. I felt sandwiched between the moving Honda Accord and the parked cars. I know the driver would've hit my car and probably injure me if I didn't blast my horn. As a result, I was temporarily shaken up because when the car finally stayed in their lane, I drove beside them, rolled down my window, and yelled, "Stay on your side before you bang me!" When I saw the driver and three of his occupants turn to look at me, I had no idea that the person who almost hit me was an elderly man and his passengers were also three elderly people. I realized that expressing my emotions by yelling was my way of handling this confrontation to guard the possible dangers of getting hurt. Yet, I felt sick to my stomach and reacted with mixed emotions for two reasons. First, I felt guilty for yelling at the four elderly people since I was raised to respect the elderly. Second, if I didn't honk my horn and grab their attention with my words, I could've possibly been involved in a car crash. Surprisingly, I wasn't angry at the elderly man for almost hitting my car, but I was more concerned about staying alive!

 

kakela†† 02/28/01 10:48 PM †††††† RE: Stopping on an on-ramp

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That kind I would have hit the guy. I don't think that I would have been able to stop in time or swurve out of the way. Not with my truck anyway. Sometimes the rear breaks lock up even when I am going slow and hit them a little to hard because the back of a truck is so light and doesn't grip the same way that a car does. I would have hit the guy because then I would have been able to claim it on the insurance and I can get myself a new truck. Sounds kind of dumb, but that is the best way to get all the insurance money if you want to get rid of your old vehicle. Plus on the freeway you are expected to be going fast enough to really bust the car so that it can't be fixed. I have no sympathy for the dummy I hit because they are dumb and shouldn't be on the road like that anyway. Man I can be a real penile cancer sometimes!

 

BC3†† 02/28/01 2:24 PM †††††††††† ††††††††††† Stopping on an on-ramp

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Ok, this is why we should have driver's education in Hawaii: I was driving to school and getting off at the University off-ramp, when a Jetta was comming on the University on-ramp. Everyone knows that the University on-ramp is like 10 feet long. So I'm almost past the on-ramp and this Jetta is accelerating to get on (doing 40) and then decides not to and slams on his / her brakes and comes to a complete stop not on the on-ramp, but on the freeway (in my lane). So I have to slam on my brakes and decelerate from 40 to 0 in about 1-2 seconds. I didn't see that happening so I swerved around him (I checked the left lane first and continued on my way). Now that I think of it I don't think that driver's ed. was necessary in that instance, just a brain. Needless to say I had much rage and if it were not a freeway I probably would have made an effort to find that Jetta to explain how dangerous that was.

 

Watashi_No 02/28/01 9:14 PM ††††††††††† analyzed rage

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I actually caught myself the other day going into a kind of rage, but I wouldn't consider it a rage...just angry. The other day I went to Costco and it was really crowded for some reason. Well I was pushing the cart around and my friend was running around like a chicken without a head grabbing things. Well since she wasn't pushing the cart she could breeze through the crowd while I had to wait until space enough cleared for me to go through. Well there were alot of people who just stopped right in the middle of the "walkway" and were seemed to me daydreaming. I was so fed up with all the people that I actually thought that the next person who stopped right in front of me without any intention of moving out of the way I was going to do something to them, but then I realized what I was thinking! They aren't doing it on purpose and they aren't targeting me specifically, just to make me angry. I calmed down after that but I was still mad because so many people seemed so inconsiderate at the time. I'm so happy that I could actually stop and think of what I was doing at the time. Although, I think this class had made me more angry, or am I just noticing more of my anger lately? Not sure.

 

Dahlin 02/28/01 9:42 PM ††††††††† Insurance claim rage

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I have been worried about how my accident is going to work out. I was worried about how much it is going to cost me. My thoughts would wander and I envisioned myself dishing out all kinds of money for a simple bumper mark. Luckily, my anxiety was put to rest the other day when my adjuster called to give me the update on my case. A representative from my insurance company went out to access the damage done to the van that I hit. The owners were claiming that all the scraps and damage on their bumper was done when I hit them. They not only wanted me to be responsible for what I had done but for stuff that was already there. They wanted and entire new bumper! Fortunately my insurance company sent out a savy agent and he denied their claim for a new bumper. He concluded that minimal damage was done to their van when a tapped them with my little Honda. The end result is that I have to send them a check for $30. Case closed.I was so happy that this little thing turned out to be a little thing! But then I got to thinking that those people must be pretty chang to still want the thirty bucks!

 

shaun56†† 03/01/01 7:31 PM ††††† ††††††††††† RE: Rage is gone?

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Yup, I hear you guys!! I know what you guys are speakin' of. Sometimes when you are all lazy and bummish, you just don't feel like anything can touch you. But I don't know what to say about that burning the finger deals. You gotta have been either stoned out of your mind, or in complete zen meditation. Sometimes I get like that, but when I get hurt, it hurts like hell. I cannot stop rage yet because the Report 1 is still haunting me. I cannot get my pictures up and it's driving me nuts. But after next Monday, I think my rage will slowly dissapate from my body, mind, and soul..... at least for a little while.

 

kakela†† 02/28/01 10:39 PM †††††† RE: Rage is gone?

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I know what you mean. Sometimes when I am really tired, bad things happen and I really don't care about them too much. Not that I don't want to care, it is sometimes I just can't. It is almost like a labotomy but after I have been like that for a few days I thought about it and it was a good thing. Just like that Bob Marley song "Three Little Birds" Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright. And I am only saying that for the little things. Big things you have to worry about but if it small then I like to take that approach to the situation. If it is not going to hurt more than my pride or my feelings, then just feel the flow and go with it.

 

rie2001 02/28/01 9:48 PM †††††††† ††††††††††† Rage is gone?

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I haven't put any posting here for a while because I don't really experience any rage these days. I know that I have a temper though. Somehow it's gone and my mind is somewhere else. I even burnt my finger when I was cooking, and didn't even realize that my finger is touching a hot pan. Well, I don't know what's wrong with me. I think somehow an aggression is a form of energy, distorted one though. So when my energy is gone, there is also no anger left within myself. Well, I hope when I get back to myself, I can be as mellow as I am now...

 

virtual-b 03/03/01 10:52 AM ††††† ††††††††††† RE: UPLOADING PICTURES RAGE!!!!!

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Now, your situation with the blank squares and the little x, that is supposed to be your images, really sounds familiar. I had to make a web page for a class, for the first time in my life, two semesters ago. I encountered that same problem with images not showing up in the browser. Sadly, I can't help you, I still don't know what makes it that way. In this class, I wised up a little, and only used text in my web page. I did not want to encounter "uploading pictures rage" once more. I think it is good to notice what enrages us, so we can avoid such situations in the future. For those who manage to use images in their sites, I humbly bow in respect to you. But I'll stick to my black and white, text-only web pages. Anyway here's some tips. If you're still having trouble uploading pictures, maybe it's your browser's fault. Check the "preferences" of your browser, it may be set on a don't automatically load pictures option. Or maybe your "img src" link is specifying a wrong file name or path. Or maybe you failed to upload the image file. Good luck.

 

shaun56 ††03/01/01 7:38 PM ††††† ††††††††††† UPLOADING PICTURES RAGE!!!!!

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Alright........ I've just bursted a vessel in my brain due to frustration. I cannot seem to figure out how to get my pics uploaded. I used Microsoft Word 2000, and I can't get my fricken pics to appear on the web. All I do see is a bunch of blank boxes with a stupid little X in the corner. I think that it is drivin' me bonkers. I've hit my comuter once, and found out that the screen is harder than my hand. I cannot believe how one class can introduce and produce so much rage into one's life. Before this, I have never analyzed rage, but now I find rage in everything. Do we really think that education is prevention. Or is education an introduction to application. I gotta get off the computer before I bust another vessel. But....... If anyone knows hoew to upload pics from MS Word 2000 into the web, let me know!!!!!

 

lavaflow 03/04/01 10:27 PM ††††† RE: Construction at school rage

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I got frustrated by the construction too. I understand why you couldn't help giving an evil eye towards the construction people. There wasn't any blockage last week on my way from Architecture building to a building near Hamilton, but it suddenly showed up on Tuesday. I didn't know anything about it so I took the same path as I always go. That way was important to me because I had to walk to the next class within 15 minutes. I had to walk really fast even when there wasn't any blockage to get a better seat in the next class. This week, I had to go around Hawaii Hall walking down a slope and then up again.

 

Number11BUS†† 03/04/01 2:00 PM †††††† ††††††††††† RE: Construction at school rage

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Hello kathyhirokane,Yup! You can't get "through" at Hawaii Hall, Social Sciences Building or Student Services Building. You must go around the whole lot of them. Mud (tracked mostly by the trucks driving over the sidewalks on their way to parking close to the site but) some from students taking cross country trecks on the slopes between buildings. I go back and forth from Sock-it-to-me Hall, Kykundall, Social Sciences and Gartley via the Art Building several times a day. Now when I signed up for the classes, these route interuptions were not underway. Time to get everywhere I had carefully worked out. I was fuming to find the paths blocked, muddy, and even the fence they are using is rocking back and forth in the high wind (Remember this is March!, now). So much for students (remember them, the reason a university exists?) well planned schedules. Well, the guys doing the work don't teach and they don't take classes. Such a shame they can't walk in our shoes (muddy though they may be). The Hawaii Hall will take 12-18 months...be warned. The water lines and electrical, computer, telephone hook-ups underground will enhance our ability to communicate with the world, but we are not communicating well face-to-face on campus with workers hired to bring us this wonderful communication. What ever happened to facilities planning? Someone must know when all these projects are being done ahead of time. But again, this is the university that is looking for a new top man (or woman?). And this is the State that treates our roads the same way they treat the university. Up construction, down people. No wonder we have Rage levels reaching for the sky. Planning, like leaving 15 minutes early--how about planning construction in dis-connected segments and utalizing student down-time to get the jobs done. Have you ever knoticed it takes 6 months to build a house on the Mainland and over a year to build the same house on Oahu? The shock of finding a blocked path is a real problem. Maybe our school newspaper could find it in their hearts to let us know in advance. Maybe I hope for too much organization. Best of luck to you getting from place A to place B in the future. It looks like this is the way things are going to be for a long-long while.Cheers! (^_^)Number11BUS

 

kathyhirokane 03/03/01 4:05 PM †††††††††† RE: Construction at school rage

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i hate the construction at school! i know what you mean, when they block off all the entrances to get to certian buildings. i have a class in bilger before i have to go to BUSAD, and i usually go through the social sciences building, but now they closed that entrance totally so that we had to backtrack and go through the boonies just to get to busad! other times, we are forced to walk up that dirt pathway to get to busad, which is sometimes muddy thanks to all the pedestrian traffic. i don't know why they didn't start all this before school started. i realize that they still would not be finished, but they would have had a three week head start. i will never understand why these people dont think ahead of time!

 

ktootree 03/02/01 11:07 PM ††††† ††††††††††† RE: Construction at school rage

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I tend to get upset at the construction at school as well. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday I have a 10:30 class in the Physical Science building and my next class is in BusAd A101 at 11:30. I already had to rush in the first place to make it to class on time, so it was even worse when all that construction started. First, the construction started at Hawaii Hall, which I got a little upset at first, but then I got used to it. Then the construction behind Crawford began and I got really upset. I had to walk all the way along Student Services and then around the Social Sciences to the furthest in classroom in BusAd. Now, by the time I get to class I'm all out of breath and I just make it. For the first couple of times I got mad about it, but I thought to myself and realized that getting mad was helping at all. Now, I try to look at it as a form of exercise, but at times it's still frustrating to get to class and be sweaty and having cramps in my calf muscles. I guess the best way to handle that rage is to look at it as good exercise, a way to learn patience, or look at it from some other positive aspect.

 

carlisle†† 03/01/01 8:58 PM ††††††† ††††††††††† Construction at school rage

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Hello there students. My rage concerns the construction that is being down to Hawaii Hall. I understand that they are doing renovations to make the building stand up to code. But, they are blocking all of the short cut ways to get to Social Sciences. Today I was coming from Sinclair Library, and I usually cut in between Hawaii Hall and Crawford. But, they had that way gated up. Ahhh. Then I figured I would cut through Crawford so that I can exist through the back. But, that way was blocked off too. I had a choice of going around Crawford and George, and then in through BusAd and then make my way to Social Sciences. The other way that I had was to go all the way around Hawaii Hall, and cut into the Student Services building. I took my second option. But, I was already pissed off that I gave the construction people the evil eye. I know that it is not their fault that students need to go all the way around. But, the construction I feel is becoming a hassel. This is because sometimes the places that need to be walked through is gated up, and sometimes it isn't. Frustration to the max. If you guys know what I mean. On any other regular day, where I was not in such a rush to get someplace, it wouldn't bother me all that much. But, today the walking around the building thing, got pretty irritating. I rage out the wrong way. The construction people did not deserve my evil looks, but I could not help it. It's making me so upset. Construction on Hawaii Hall better be finish soon, because it is becoming very bother some.

 

MAX676 03/03/01 10:33 PM ††† ††††††††††† RE: Hook ups rage

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I'm glad you realize that your mood has a lot to do with your perception of the world. It is very hard to ignore these simple acts of carelessness, especially when you are trying to get home after a long day. Personally, I would not block the road and make others wait, so I expect other people to have the same consideration for me. I don't know what I would have done in your situation. I probably would have waited, like you, because somethings are not worth getting mad over. It is very difficult to say and in your situation this persons intentions weren't that obvious. I think you did the right thing because if you would have beeped your horn, then there is a slim chance that you may have been in danger. I don't mean to sound paranoid or anything, but some people are very unpredictable, and putting yourself in danger is not worth it. Good Call.

 

AnimalLover 03/01/01 11:46 PM †††††††††† ††††††††††† Hook ups rage

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Last week when I was on my way home from going out there were two cars driving at an almost complete stop. I think that they were exchanging numbers or something because when I was going to overtake them they sped away so they must have been done hooking up. I think that's rude because they're disrupting the other cars on the road! I'm not sure what else they can do to be more considerate and I should excuse it because it's late at night and they're having a good time but there were like three other cars trying to get around them so I found it somewhat disruptive and annoying. But that could also be because I was in a bad mood taht night and I was just directing it towards others.

 

AnimalLover 03/01/01 11:56 PM †††††††††† Causing Rage

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The other night I was driving home with my mother and we got into a fight. I was really annoyed at her and we stopped talking to each other. As my little revenge to get a reaction out of her I drove home kind of fast because I know that bothers her but she wouldn't say anything because she was angry at me. My poor sister was in the middle of it and tried to mediate. As I thought about it I realized that was road rage because I was directing my anger at someone in the car rather than someone else on the road. I thought that I was doing so good because I preventing myself from having rage at the other cars but I need to control the rage I'm having within my own car also because my mom and I have been bickering a lot when I drive lately so I've been finding it amusing to egg her on.

 

ktootree 03/03/01 1:28 AM ††††††† ††††††††††† Sibling rage

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I'm sure some of you who have siblings had to deal with the situation of phone usage and/or internet usage. I've had a few instances of sibling rage due to these two usages. The thing that gets me upset is the amount of time she spends on the phone. We don't have call waiting or anything, so no one can get through if she's on. Then I have people calling my cell (friends, family, etc.) because they can't get through and my phone bill goes up. It gets very upsetting and frustrating. Another thing that gets me mad is when I have to go on the internet for school and she gets all grumpy and says comments like, "I never go on. You always go on." or "Huh! I just got on the phone." In my head I'm like, "Hello! I have to do my work which is important." Although, sometimes those thoughts do come out verbally. The thing that gets me enraged is her comments and how she doesn't realize how long she's spending on the phone or internet. I try not to act out my rage towards her, instead I keep it in and it builds up, which is not good. Very rarely do I yell at my sister. I usually just suffer or if it's really bad then I talk to my mom. The internet usage situation is okay now (in the past it was worse). She's pretty good about letting me go on the internet now when I have to do my work. The phone thing is a problem at times as of now, but I try not to let it bother me as much. I just keep reminding her that I have to use the phone (or people may be trying to call) until she finally gets off. She gets mad at me at times, but I just ignore it and don't get enraged about it (well, I try very hard not to get enraged). All in all, this sibling rage has had its moments, yet it's been infrequent nowadays, which is good.

 

oshale†† 03/04/01 2:07 PM †††††††† RE: job hunting rage

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I know how job hunting can be really frustrating. MOney is something that we can't live without and when we are students, it is more needed and wanted and it is difficult with school involved. But i think you shouldn't lose hope. Maybe you really did aim too high and you didn't meet their requirements.I think best advice i can give you is to sit down and examine your strengths and abilities and when you apply for a job, see if you meet their requirements and then send uour resume. I am also looking for a job and it is not easy especially when you need it so badly, sometimes your dream job might be right under your nose and you were too preoccupied with the other jobs, that you haven't noticed it yet. But i know you'll get lucky soon and get hired.

 

virtual-b 03/03/01 11:06 AM ††††† job hunting rage

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It's been over a month since I was laid off from my job, and I still haven't found a new one. This job hunting is really frustrating me. Luckily I can rely on relatives for a while, but it's already been for a while. I feel like a burden, and that is putting extra pressure for me to get back on my feet. I've been to over ten interviews, sent resumes to a bunch of people, and still no luck. Maybe I'm aiming to high, afterall I don't have my degree yet. I think it's more frustrating because I want to be secure and independent so much. Rage is mostly processing, how you interpret what life throws at you. I'm unemployed, so I feel like a leech and therefore I can be easily frustrated with each rejection. I should view each rejection as a step necessarily taken toward getting my new job. It's more encouraging and produces less rage to view and process things in a postive light.

 

MadHatter808†† 03/03/01 1:32 PM †††††††† ††††††††††† report rage

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I was pretty upset yesterday over spending more than half an hour working on glitches for report 1. For some reason, saving the file with a background from MS Word and with the document saved in html doesn't come out the same way on the browser after it's ftped. That is, the background consistently doesn't show up and some of the formatting (particularly the tabs) are lost so that the links look out of order. Lastly, on the second to the last article summarized in the report, almost one full paragraph shows up as code. I don't know how any of these things happened and talked extensively with the ITS people at the Clic lab to help troubleshoot these concerns, but to no avail. Anyway, that's what brings me in lab today along with working on my two entries for the forum. I must say, though, one good thing that came out of this was is that I certainly learned more about computers so I can't complain! :-)

 

Number11BUS†† 03/04/01 2:12 PM †††††† ††††††††††† RE: more ftp rage...again!!!!

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Hello kathyhirokane,I think it has something to do with the HTML that tells the computer your images are on A:\,,,,,,. I am having the same problem. Maybe we have to read our files in HTML on the NotePad in our computers and change the HTML code to read the address of the course and our folder and then our image folder. I'm not sure, but if you figure it our before I do, please pass along the info to the rest of us. Cheers (^_^)Number11BUS Email

 

kathyhirokane 03/03/01 4:09 PM †††††††††† more ftp rage...again!!!!

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i realize that this topic has been talked about to death, but i need to write this!why is it that when i transfer my new images and pages onto the ftp program, that when i try to look at my work on my web browser, that it tries to read the info off of my A drive?? i have been trying to update my report1, but have decided to drop that idea, since this thing is a huge pain in the butt! i don't know how come my other original pages load up fine, but these new ones are trying to be read off of the disk. WHY?????? i hate this!!!

 

AnimalLover 03/16/01 12:16 AM †††††††††† ††††††††††† RE: drivers-using-cell-phones -r age

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I hate those people too! I get somewhat irritated when they drive slow and weave in the lane but if I don't know they're on their cell phone I just think they're some idiot freak that I want to overtake. What gets me mad is that they don't even realize they're being inconsiderate and stupid because they're so caught up in their conversation and they get mad at me for reacting to them. I'll overtake them and then give them the stink eye and they'll be giving me the stink eye right back. The bad thing about me is that I'm a confrontational person so I can't help but react to them.

 

kathyhirokane 03/03/01 4:16 PM †††††††††† drivers-using-cell-phones-r age

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don't you just hate it when you are driving behind someone who is on their cell phone?? i know i do! they never pay attention to the road and end up weaving within the lane or even crossing over, and they drive so slow because they are not keeping up with the traffic. for one, they are a traffic hazard, and two, they are pains in the butts!!! they probably don't even realize what they are doing! sometimes i wish that i had a james bond car, loaded with gadgets and things, so that i could vaporize people talking on cell phones while driving!!!

 

MAX676 03/03/01 10:08 PM ††† ††††††††††† Lane Change Rage

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I was driving home from school on the Kalanianaole Highway, almost in the Hawai'ii Kai District, and I saw this pick up truck and chevy blazer almost crash into each other. The pick up truck was in the left lane and the blazer was in the right lane and they were both trying to get into the middle lane at the same time. I saw both vehicles enter the middle lane, and then exit the middle lane right after that, it was incredibly close to being an accident. The funny thing is, after they both evacuated from the middle lane, they exchanged a few words. I can only imagine what those two adrenaline filled men were scearming at each other. I was kind of hoping for a scrap on the side of the road, but that was where the rage concluded.

 

kathyhirokane 03/04/01 10:14 AM †††††††† RE: appointment rage

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i had a similar incident happen to me. i had to bring my car in to get serviced, so i made an appointment to get a loaner car. well, when i got there, i found out that the guy who was supposed to get me the car was at a meeting in downtown. well, i had to wait an extra 20 minutes just to be seen by someone who could help me. i was pretty upset. what if i had to go somewhere? i would have been late. and what really irritated me was that no one called me or told me that this guy was going to be at a meeting! what was i supposed to do, just wait around? i'm just hoping that this doesn't happen again!

 

meow24 03/03/01 10:57 PM †††† RE: appointment rage

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I understand what you mean. It happens at the doctor's office too. You MAKE an appointment to see a doctor at specific time and hurry to the doctor's office not to be late, but when you get there, they just make you wait and wait. Making you feel stupid about rushing your way to get there on time.I don't understand why they don't make appointments at the time they can actually see their patient.I didn't have any bad experience with seeing an advisor, so I don't know how often they do that to students, but I think you should complain about this. There are comment forms in the office which you can fill out about the service you received. I don't know whether they actually read them, but worth trying. If more and more people complain about this kind of service, I think they will have to improve their service.

 

cjn†† 03/03/01 10:22 PM †††††††††† ††††††††††† appointment rage

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I made an appointment to see an adviser at the ISS on thursday at 10:00am so when I got there on time, I was told that the person I was supposed to see was in a meeting. Well fine, I'll wait I said. Then 20 minutes or so go by before I have to ask again if the adviser is out of the meeting. (I knew that the meeting was over when I asked because people were coming out of the room). I don't get it. Why would anybody tell me to come at 10:00 am for an appointment when they know that a meeting is supposed to take place at this time. Why couldn't they tell me to come at 10:30 instead? I had to rush to catch the bus afraid to be late for the appointment, and then I had to wait. What is that? When the adviser finally called me, she did not even apologize for keeping me waiting. I hate that kind of service. Things would have been ok if she had said something.

 

Watashi_No 03/05/01 10:38 PM ††††††††††† †††††††††† RE: self rage

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I know how you feel, although I usually get angry when I'm late or little things are bothering me. Now that I think about it though, it's the little things that build up that makes me angrier than if it's a couple big things. Like for instance if I'm running late, and then find out I forgot something at home, and then find out that I didn't do something very important than the little things like people's driving gets me angrier than if my computer breaks down and I can't do anything about it. Don't get me wrong, I will be angry at my computer to the point that I want to throw it out the window and smash it to a million pieces, but the little things added to my computer breaking down on me at the wrong time don't make me any angrier. Maybe it is just me though, I notice that if I'm running late for school I drive angrier and little things like slow downs, and just plain other drivers driving get me mad. I think it's the stress though. I always listen to the radio in the morning and see if there are any traffic accidents or such things but I think that makes me angrier because I know that I have to drive that way anyway to get to school and it's just going to slow me down, and besides I don't wake up early enough to have enough space to get to school if there were an accident anyway. I tend to blame others also, but then I catch myself and think of what I am doing. The best thing is to think that other people aren't doing the things they do on purpose just to irritate you. I try to think that just the way they are, it helps but I still get irritated inside. But oh well, I've learned to calm down and relax....somewhat.

 

oshale†† 03/04/01 2:02 PM †††††††† self rage

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I don't know if it is just me but I have these self rage everyday.Sometimes, it is the things I said to someone. It could've been really stupid or it didn't make sense and I get really angry at myself. Another times, I would really get angry at myself for being so lazy. This is one of my personality traits that I really hate about myself. When things needs to get done, i wait and wait, procrastinate until it can wait no more and while i'm doing it last minute, i am yelling at myself for doing this again. Although i promise myself that i won't do this again, i find that i am doing this again and again.Another self rage episode, would be losing my temper. Even though it is only a trivial thing like waiting in line, i get really angry at the employees for working so slow or something. I think i tend to blame others alot and get mad at them and at the end, i end up getting mad at myself for ating so dumb.This is a problem

 

carlisle†† 03/06/01 10:54 PM ††††† ††††††††††† RE: Strike rage?

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The strike is anything but good, for most of the students. It is something that has been roaming the teachers minds for some time now. And the fact that so many students do not know the whole situation of what is going to happen to them, come time for the strike, makes things that much harder. There are many people I know, that talk about the strike. And many of those people, have different out looks concerning the strike. The one thing that I wish someone would do, is to give us students, graduating or not, a clear cut definition of what IS going to happen to us, if the strike should take place. It is hard to not think about the strike, and it is hard to not let the whole thing effect me. But, what can I do but support the teachers, and the students? The only thing that I can do is take advantage of the time I have before the strike, if it happens, to learn as much as I can. You know, pick the brains of the teachers that may go on strike. Good luck.

 

mightymousesa†† 03/05/01 4:51 PM †††††† ††††††††††† RE: Strike rage?

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Okay, the strike itself is frustrating me, but more frustrating than that is students who feel like we should just relax until the strike happens. HELLO!!! Are you this passive about everything? Every single person at this university has the ability and responsiblity to be concerned about the stike and the reprecusions that could follow. And we are not helpless either. We should be writing our legislators, administrators, media, etc. in order to bring attention to this matter. I was informed today that a strike could begin as early as two weeks from today, March 19. We need to support our teachers, but figure out how we can handle this.There is also a walk out planned for students soon in order to make a statement about tuition raising. The students at this university need to wake up and pay attention to what is happening here. This is the real world, no one else is going to look out for your intrests. If you don't watch out for yourself, no one else will!

 

gemini-gal†† 03/04/01 11:45 PM RE: Strike rage?

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The possibility of a strike has got me worried, scared and pissed off too because I am one of the thousands of people who are graduating this semester and it would cause havoc on us, as well as everyone else! We all have our academic futures on the line here and it is totally unfair. I think students should write to politicians especially Governor Cayetano about averting a strike. But its hard to get students motivated because it's hard to fight for a cause that we have limited control over. It is ultimately in the hands of the state and frankly, I am all for the teachers getting their raises but I hope that the strike doesn't occur. If it does occur, I hope it will be for only a couple of days so we would not have to cancel the semester. The strike is a lose-lose situation all around for students and faculty. It's sad that UH might be looked down upon because of this impending strike. We might have to suffer national embarrassment and that certainly hurts the image and reputation of our university. I know that students can unite and make our voices be heard but it's not going to be easy. We should try to do as much as we can. After all, it is our academic future on the line and that should be reason enough for us to rally and get our voices heard.

 

 

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