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[–] [email protected] 148 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Sertraline is an antidepressant. I've taken it. It worked fairly well for me. That said, if I told someone I was upping my dose and they said "that's art deco," I would assume they were referencing Sylvia Plath and L'Ennui via The Great Gatsby, and I would be impressed and agree.

And then I would be amused at their correct assumption that I, an LGBT white woman with depression, have familiarity with Sylvia Plath, and I would be impressed with their wit.

All that to say, you can just say anything, and sometimes you'll get lucky.

[–] [email protected] 39 points 1 month ago (1 children)

The brain is great at creating patterns where none exist :)

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago (2 children)

You got that in the can. You’re a real medicine man, ain’t ya

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[–] [email protected] 33 points 1 month ago (2 children)

If you were a character in a book, you'd be my favorite character. Please take this as a compliment.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

I do! Thanks!

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Honestly, any comparison to Sam Vimes is a compliment. Unless it's the alcoholism.

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[–] [email protected] 94 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

She probably agreed because that is at least a seamless way of "acknowledging" some totally incomprehensible bullshit that a stranger just told her.

Not that I see how the sertraline dosage even came up, to be fair.

[–] [email protected] 46 points 1 month ago (1 children)

You'd be surprised what people will tell you. Although usually it's the customer and not the employee

[–] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago (5 children)

I've met so many people who start giving me intimate details of their life after a mere greeting. Like, yo! Don't you have any filters?

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

Tbf, being told by a stranger that they are upping their dosage un-prompted is itself some totally incomprehensible bullshit. Too many of the people that do this will actually accept any response that isn't a direct attack on or distraction from their personal narrative.

[–] [email protected] 80 points 1 month ago (3 children)

sertraline is an antidepressant, for the curious but lazy.

[–] [email protected] 83 points 1 month ago (2 children)
[–] [email protected] 49 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Art deco is an architectural style from the 1920s, for the curious but lazy.

[–] [email protected] 52 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago (1 children)

A barista is a usually tippable service worker of moderate status who is trained to produce a slightly better tier of coffee and related beverages, for the curious but lazy.

[–] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Curiosity is a car-sized Mars rover exploring Gale crater and Mount Sharp on Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, for the tippable but coffee.

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[–] [email protected] 51 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (5 children)

I was buying some edibles a few weeks ago and the guy behind the counter told me this cheap brand was infused with "nano technology." I laughed a hearty laugh and replied, "I'm sorry, did you just say those are infused with nano technology?" He looked me right in the eye and said, "yes." I bought the $6, 'nano technology infused' edibles lol!

[–] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago (4 children)

I overheard a budtender say that at my local dispensary too lol. Must be a marketing incentive.

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[–] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago (1 children)

It doesn't surprise me to learn that the guy at the weed shop doesn't know WTF he's talking about.

[–] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

Nobody at the dispensary knows anything about marijuana. You just get the same canned responses with every question.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

This is how the gray goo end of the world happens. Nano tech infused weed brownies.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I mean, he /could/ be right. He probably isn't but he could be.

Nano technology doesn't refer exclusively to like nano robots it could also just be infused with nano particles of something.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Well, there's a lot of particles that are "nano" in size. And "nano" isn't a size; nano is a unit prefix.

Even the earth is smaller than 1 nano parsec. So the meaning is irrelevant when earth is a nano "particle" (on the parsec scale).

Meaningless jibber jabber.

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[–] [email protected] 46 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

I feel like I would just agree because I would assume that person is being weird and wouldn’t want to interact any longer than necessary.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)
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[–] [email protected] 38 points 1 month ago (5 children)

Skibidi is so cromulent, brosef.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (6 children)

Please don't, I'm not ready for new slang. I barely had a grasp on old slang.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago (2 children)

As an old, learning the new slang is a wonderful chance to learn words of power that will make everyone around you flinch under their force.

Utter a "that's bussin for real," and watch those around you fall to their knees, and add a "poggers" to hear them wail and grind their teeth. Sprinkle a "skibidi" in to really drive things home.

You're missing out on true power here.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

It pleases me greatly when my kids take psychic damage from a simple incantation "sadge chat, no rizz for real for real".

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (5 children)

If you barely had a grasp on old slang, new slang is just a second chance to get on with the times!

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[–] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Ha, what a paycheck hexadecimal!

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (3 children)

this enrages me for some reason

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[–] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (3 children)

The meaning doesn't matter
If it's only idle chatter
Of a transcendental kind -
And everyone will say
As you walk your mystic way,
"If this young man expresses himself
In terms too deep for me
Then what a very singularly deep young man
This deep young man must be!"

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[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (1 children)
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[–] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago (1 children)
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[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

That's so art deco

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

I mean if you give a barista a hard time in conversation, what are they going to do besides consider you a fucking weirdo?

"that's so art deco" "I'LL KILL YOU FOR THIS"

if you act weird people will stop talking to you, welcome to this world

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Do you suppose most may only be half or quarter-reading too?

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago (2 children)

The art deco period was a period of huge drug taking because it was before drugs were so restricted.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

That sounds so plausible, I don't even know anymore whether or not there's sarcasm involved in this thread.

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