Categories
all about the menz antifeminism are these guys 12 years old? david has questions drama kings entitled babies evil women evo psych fairy tales harassment I'm totally being sarcastic men who should not ever be with women ever misogyny oppressed men reddit ShitRedditSays

Man Boobz Contest: Find the Whiniest, Most Entitled Response to Anita Sarkeesian

From "Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games."
From “Damsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games.”

So Anita Sarkeesian, who apparently didn’t run off with all her Kickstarter money to found a Misandist Gynarchy in the wilds of Canada, has  released the first video in her Tropes vs Women in Video Games project. (I’ve embedded it below.)

Naturally, this is causing great consternation in certain corners of the Internet (*cough* Reddit *cough cough* everywhere else that misogynistic nerds congregate *cough*). In the Man Boobz forum, Katz has started a contest to see who can find “the whiniest, brattiest, most entitled response” to Sarkeesian’s video on the Internet. So far Katz and Myoo have found a couple classic comments from irate Sarkeeianaphobes:

[H]ow does one go about stating that genders and gender roles are social constructs? I mean is evolution nothing to her? Does the patriarchy make male peacocks dress provocatively?

Yes. Yes it does.

And:

I’m gradually losing respect for the opposite sex. I’ve unfollowed people on tumblr who talk about how great she is, because it actually causes bile to rise in to my throat.

Yeah, that’s a totally reasonable response to a woman making a video about video games.

So anyway, I’m thinking we should bring the contest over here.

See what you can find! Consider it a sort of scavenger hunt.

Here’s my contribution, from the Men’s Rights subreddit, complaining that Damsels in Distress are the truly privileged ones:

mrsarkees

Amazingly, this acutally got called out on r/mr as being pretty damn stupid.

Also, I have another question, to add to the stack of other questions I’ve been asking lately: Just why do you think so many guys get so angry when girls and women invade what they consider a male sphere, like gaming? (Also, why do they consider gaming to belong to boys and men?)

Oh, and here’s the video that’s causing all this hubbub:

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1.1K Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
7 years ago

Checkmate.

BWAWHAHAHAHA!

Oh my fucking Zod, this one is adorable.

Oh and just to clear up any confusion: We do understand your trivial concerns. We just don’t care about them. See also: South America, India, Southeast Asia. Not a single fuck is given in any of those places.

“Not a single fuck is given in any of these places I evidently don’t know anything about.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminism_in_India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicana_feminism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_feminism

You’re as ignorant as you are sexist and racist, Shaoboobie.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

Is anyone buying that baby bao is a. Chinese and b. new to this site? Because I’m thinking “nope” on both counts.

Seranvali
Seranvali
7 years ago

Xaiobaobao:

Wow, is there really an argument hidden in all that logorrhea? *looks very, very hard* Nope, can’t see one, just a lot of meaningless drivel.

I’ll put it very simply. If women want to play and can buy the games they will do so. Nothing you can say or do will stop them. The companies will make a lot of money, many male players will move over for the women and the only people left out will be misogynists like you. If you want to go and play with the other misogynists then, of course, you are welcome to do so. Just don’t bother the grown ups when they’re having fun.

The rest of your comment was both irrelevant and unintelligible.

xiaobaobao
xiaobaobao
7 years ago

Oh will I? Okay, come put me up against the wall then.

Go ahead, pretend feminism outside the West is anything as prevalent or extreme as the kind practiced by whites. But something tells me you already know it’s not. And just so you know, only whites can be racist.

No, kitty. We’re not concerned about feminist whines. We’re concerned with crushing feminism itself. You see the distinction there?

Seranvali, now here is someone truly clueless. Do you really believe the small subset of western feminists and their white lackeys constitute enough of a demographic to alter the worldwide consumer base?

No, you might be right. I suggest you try it.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago
xiaobaobao
xiaobaobao
7 years ago

Well at least we have an honest femmi here. Seranvali openly admits she doesn’t have the capacity to understand logic, so she presents the same flawed argument again. Is this the extent of feminist “thought”?

chocomintlipwax
7 years ago

I’m glad to see this video today. I was watching a Modern Marvels about video games earlier today and in the first few minutes of the show they talked about how “boys” use video games to act out their fantasies and how video games are a place where “boys will be boys.” (Of course, it was all men saying this.)

So … what was I doing? My brother and I played the same exact games. I was better at some. He was better at others. But we played the same games (often together, or with one watching the other). And yet he was acting out fantasies and exhibiting manliness and I was … was … doing … what? What are girls doing when they play video games?

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
7 years ago

Go ahead, pretend feminism outside the West is anything as prevalent or extreme as the kind practiced by whites.

Do you have wheels actually attached to the goalposts? Because that’s some fast goalpost moving you just did.

Transparent fool is transparent.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

What are girls doing when they play video games?

Psychologically castrating men by invading their space and not appreciating how sacred the pixellated boobies are. Shame on you.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

@ Tulgey

Listen to the baby song as you read his rants, it’s pretty funny.

ronanwills
ronanwills
7 years ago

I’ve been arguing with people left and right over this on a gaming site and I’ve gotten every response imaginable. Male disposability, “the damsel in distress trope is actually misandrist”, sexism isn’t real because I said so, I had one guy claim he’s played thousands of games and never found anything sexist in any of them, ever.

I completely lost it when some dude linked me to a poorly written blog post claiming EA had hired Anita Sarkeesian to make the controls in Mirror’s Edge 2 easier, since women couldn’t play the first one properly. He then preceded to spend several paragraphs slandering her on the basis of this despite openly acknowledging that there was no evidence to support it. Within minutes I was able to track the claim back to a tweet from the Battlefield twitter account- Sarkeesian had indeed given some sort of seminar to developers Dice, but the content of the talk was never elaborated upon. Shitlords just filled in the blanks to make her look bad and this idiot swallowed it uncritically.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
7 years ago

They basically have no response when challenged on the fact that gender is based on biology, and not just a social construct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_Trouble

Look at Anita’s entire Youtube archive. Is there even one vid there that’s actually a misogyny issue? Like most “cultural criticism”, it’s little more than a list of whines.

Did you even look at it?

It even has it in the title, you clueless ninny.

Oh and, sex sells. Deal with it.

Sexualization isn’t sex. Culture isn’t set in stone. Feminists are going to criticize sexism in the culture until it’s gone. Deal with it.

AndersH
7 years ago

@xiaobaobao

Think you can fight the universal male sex drive, and market force that comes with its demands? Go ahead and try. Once you realize the world isn’t made entirely of simpering, pampered white “men”, you will learn to bow down and accept the status quo.

So is the male sex drive universal or isn’t it? Is it impossible to fight or isn’t it? The existence of what you call “simpering, pampered white “men”” seems to be at odds with your contention that change is impossible.

If anything, ridiculous Duke Nukem styles of sexualization are only opposed because its male consumers find the approach outdated and hamfisted. So please give the credit where it’s due – to the men.

It’s almost as if something happens over time to make certain ways of expressing yourself goes out of style or becomes unacceptable. As if there’s some kind of constantly ongoing conversation about culture and society over the direction that we will move.

We just don’t care about them.

So I see.

viola
7 years ago

No, kitty. We’re not concerned about feminist whines. We’re concerned with crushing feminism itself. You see the distinction there?

Yeah? Who’s this “we”? You and what army?

Good luck with “crushing” an abstract concept. I hear that always goes well and never has unintended consequences.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Mr Civilisation Is So Great also thinks he’s scoring points by saying he (and his imaginary army) want to kill cats and eat them soaked in feminist tears – somehow I don’t think random internet fantasies of violence actually make the grade for being civilised. A complete loser, and yeah, probably a sock, but civilised? No, just another laughable little wanker who’s never recovered from having sand kicked in his face at kinder.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

The bit about eating our cats was trying way too hard. Are you shocked, ladies? Offended? Whyyyyy nooottt?

Marilyn Manson wants his schtick back, dude.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
7 years ago
CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

You have to admit that at least this new troll is honest, since he tipped us off as to how seriously to take his complaints by the nym he chose.

Michael Søndberg Olsen

Hey, Abnoy. Wether it’s private or public sector, sexist stupidity is stupid. And there’s nothing wrong with sex. There’s a LOT wrong, however, with how it’s usually handled. This goes for most artistic avenues, not just games.

Abnoy
Abnoy
7 years ago

Yesss, the world will be made a better place by destroying one if the last few joys left in the life of the average straight male who isn’t lucky enough to be born as an alpha with the capability to have his own personal harem. Yeah right…not! It’s not enough that you have your own toys, oh no, you have to deprive us of ours. Western Feminists want to be able to get sexual satisfaction free of actual human males if they so choose but are threatened by the thought of straight men doing the same, why else are they so obsessed with banning straight male porn, including and especially the “2D” variety best represented by Japanese hentai/eroge (ex. the infamous Rapelay, which was actually rather quite vanilla to anyone intimately familiar with Otaku subculture and which was
specifically marketed to the hardcore shut-in agoraphobes who never even leave their homes, much less interact with actual human females aside from their own moms). Indeed, Western Feminism is not about genuine equality (except maybe misery-loves-company compromise where nobody is happy and everybody is sexually frustrated) matriarchy, a reverse of the Taliban/Wahhabi system if you will, where the male libido is enslaved bdsm-style with the proverbial phallus of heterosexual mankind imprisoned in the cock-cage of feminazi sadism. Thankfully though,
aside from your own castrated mangina lapdoggies, nobody else is really buying it.

Michael Søndberg Olsen

“Having the sexism-in-video-games discussion goes like this, every time: No, there isn’t any sexism in gaming. -> That’s not sexism. -> So what? There are things that aren’t sexist. -> But I like things this way. -> Prove to me that sexism is even a bad thing.

When I have to stop and explain “sexism is bad, mmkay” … There’s a problem.”

Uggh. Fuck yes. I’ve had this discussion with other guys before. You missed the step where they cleverly try to turn the tables by saying that men are ALSO overly sexualised in games. What they don’t quite seem to grasp, (apart from the fact that men aren’t nowhere near as objectified. Or at least not as crudely diminshing,) is that it mostly all just plays into a male power fantasy. In other words, you get to both be the musclebound hero AND rescue the sexy damsel. Not only is it a dumb power fantasy it’s a fucking boring teen one at that.

Michael Søndberg Olsen

“Oh and, sex sells. Deal with it.”

Pretty sure that IS what we’re doing. And you seem to have a problem with it.. hmmm…

Fibinachi
Fibinachi
7 years ago

Feminism outside of a generalized “Western” world view? I don’t know. I’m not an expert. But according to a Google search, ongoing discussion is leading to harsher laws against rape in India.
So what would prove feminism isn’t powerful and is just a liberal delusion of white people? Uh… prison times. No. No wait. Legal fines. No. I’ve got it. Death penalty.
( http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/world/asia/india-approves-tougher-rape-laws.html?_r=0 )

Yeah. Yeah the death penalty for some cases of rape seems to prove that women are nothing more than chattel to men, worldwide, enslaved by the universal male sex drive. Or… does it?
(Finding that took all of three seconds)

Xiao, you cannot “crush” feminism. It’s impossible. Sorry. The only way you can crush the movement is to salt the earth, extinguish every mention of the idea and enact complete enslavement of every female and female identified person on the planet Earth. Note this carefully:
The moment anyone, anywhere, thinks “Huh, maybe I should consider the desires of 50 % of the population”, it’s a tiny step in the right direction.
The “unfortunate” truth here is that the cat is out of the bag, and there’s no going back. Usual joke here, we control the broadcast, so on, so on. The world’s globalized now, mon ami. Terrifying thought, huh?

Are we doing the Market Talk? I love the market talk!

The rise of the pragmatic, politically incorrect East and its legions of consumers will crush your precious white liberal sympathizers.

If they’re pragmatic, they would also be politically correct. No pragmatic person insults someone else on a whim when another choice exist, because creating more enemies and bad responses are not pragmatic. Dogmatic, blinkered boobs on other hand use “Political correct” as some sort of insult and think “pragmatic” mean “free pass to be an ass” and not “practical”.
Now you tell me here what’s more practical, more logical, more man-thought!(tm)?…

But more importantly – no “Pragmatic” person denies expanding job sector, growth and a higher consumer base. No pragmatic, rational, Adam-Smith libertarian wetdream joyspace capitalist work would deny the slightest chance for extra revenue.

Sorry, your blinkered backwards ideology of supremacy will be crushed by the hordes of reasonable people who just want to have fun, play games and hang out being cool. Newsflash. Hate loses out. Hate always loses out in the end. It just takes a while.

But that’s all irrelevant. You don’t care. This isn’t even about the representation of gender in games – this is about crushing an ideology you don’t believe in because you like to destroy things you can’t handle thinking about. So everything I’ve said above is wasted. And that’s why we get to mock you. Because you don’t care about sexism or the over reliance on tropes in storytelling or even how many manhours Ninja Theory spent on jiggle physics.

I just want to ask a question, though.

Oh and just to clear up any confusion: We do understand your trivial concerns. We just don’t care about them. See also: South America, India, Southeast Asia. Not a single fuck is given in any of those places.

No, the internet makes it easier to objectify and sexualize women every day. And probably men too. Now we happen to think that opposing western feminism is more important than whining about sexual imagery, but if it upsets you so much then go ahead, howl and whine to your white enablers. See if the rest of the world cares.

Why don’t you care? Why is the internet making it easier to sexualize women and men a good thing? If you understand our trivial concerns, why don’t you take action to change your behavior to minimize those concerns? Why is it important to you to oppose “western feminism” and not, say, be in the vanguard for your own positive change?

You’d rather break things down and scream and flail at the world than change it the way you want? Why?

Why bother with all the rallying forth against whitepeopedemocracywestern?
What are you fighting *for*?

Do you want more misery in the world? That seems sad. And I hope you have a great day some day soon to blow off some of that hate.
—-

Long post is long!
On topic:

… Meh. Reiterating Tv-Tropes isn’t impressive to me. Zelda (the princess of Link fame) did have own game. They’re not very good [They’re terrible], but the cool thing is she spends both games (2!) rescuing Link, in various convoluted ways. She’s the hero! He’s the damsel in distress!

The point isn’t the games themselves, any games, nor should the point be that the idea / cliche / trope exists – because storytelling is like, old, man!, the point should be that we haven’t moved past it quite yet and that they’re go to thought ending devices. To me it’s like arguing against women representation in books. That’s pointless. Books are written by thousands of different people. The medium doesn’t matter, what matters is the notion they instill and share and talk about. Get at the actual tropes and point out why they’re harmful and strange and where the ideas come from. Then do them differently. Don’t just… give us a list.

But I guess ultimately that doesn’t mean anything? And so long as people talk about sexism in *anything* there’s a chance it’ll get better bit by bit, so we win out in the end. … So go Anita? Prop up the bar!

(Although, really, the arch-typical notion of damsel in distress should be Sleeping Beauty – not Princess Peach)

Catfish
Catfish
7 years ago

I also love it when any discussion of sexism inevitably turns into Oppression Olympics.
They also seem to not realize what privilege even means.

“Men are sexualized” is also sort of, well, not true. You do see that, but to the same extent. (And often examples given to me don’t hold water to begin with.) Not to mention idolized into something one wants to be and to something that one wants to fuck has quite the big difference to it.

Presentation is also a big problem. Having damsels in distress would not be noticeable if there were many different types and examples of other kind of characters in relation to DIDs. It’s just something that a lot of non-sexist dudes don’t usually even think about – their presentation has so much more variation that they don’t truly understand what it’s like to have most characters of your gender/orientation/race etc. have an overabundance of a specific type. And criticizing something one holds dear often feels like a personal attack and leads into this defense mechanism type reaction where they defend the status quo no matter what, whether or not they feel it’s warranted.

The sad fact is, like it or not, that stereotypes and presentation do affect the way we view the world. Nobody is immune, even though we’d all like to think we are. (I certainly did, and oftentimes still do, until I have to face the reality again whenever I realize how the effects have / still do manifest in my thinking and actions.)

I enjoy video games more than any other form of entertainment. I have a lot of problems with it, and often complain about problematic things within them. I certainly do not feel bad for liking things that have something even obviously messed up in it. Everytime I’ve seen people discuss these things, there’s several – often even most – taking part in it who just don’t get why fictionland’s problems are something so many take seriously. Too often I see the realism card played as well. Especially those who personally benefit somehow from them are very unlikely to admit seeing any of the problems. (My brother, all though generally intelligent and willing to listen, has a lot of issues with admitting how certain tropes or portrayals of women are problematic, because he doesn’t personally feel affected OR because “he just likes it”.)

A lot of defenses I have seen are based on an idea that they _should_ feel bad for liking problematic material (and thus they deny it has anything wrong with it) and bitch about that, or, alternatively, that they feel like they’re being told that they should not like it at all. Even though liking iffy things has nothing wrong with it, it just doesn’t excuse one to ignore that they have anything to protest about.

“Well, men have it bad too!” just sounds incredibly lame, apologetic and lazy to me. People who use this argument either want to excuse or derail the whole topic, and preserve the status quo because they don’t understand the problems – or if they do, they don’t care.

Also, anyone who pulls the “evopsych” card when talking about gender roles can kindly go and shove their “theories” into their nostrils and sit in the corner silently for the rest of the discussion.

Seranvali
Seranvali
7 years ago

Xiaobaobao:

Awwww…he’s trying to put me on the defensive. How cute!

You still can’t get around it, your arguement is unintelligible. You were merely ranting in order to hide the fact that you’ve got nothing relevant or coherent to say.

Tulgey Logger has already posted links to articles about feminist movements in various places and I suggest you read them. You might also find this site educational: http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/asia.html and there are lots of links that you can study the effects of Asian feminism. In fact there seems to be quite a feminist presence in many Asian countries.

Catfish
Catfish
7 years ago

PS. Many also get a pinecone up their butts for the mere suggestion of something being sexist or racist or such, because they think that in order for this to happen, it has to be intentional. It does not. People are sexist and racist and classist and all sorts of things completely without realizing it all the time ! When things are deeply internalized, it’s hard to even notice it. This is why bringing up these tropes and other issues matters. >^.^<

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

Does baby baobao need a binky and a nap?

Hierarchy and all its implications are here to stay. If not the same hierarchy today, then a different sort tomorrow. Think you can fight the universal male sex drive, and market force that comes with its demands? Go ahead and try. Once you realize the world isn’t made entirely of simpering, pampered white “men”, you will learn to bow down and accept the status quo.

Son, you aren’t gonna make anyone bow down and accept anything, get used to it. Typing impotently at people who don’t give a fuck about you and your feels is about the best you’re ever going to do.

But thanks for the early morning chuckle.

Catfish
Catfish
7 years ago

Nice of them to rely heavily on internalized stereotypes and excuse everything with “it’s just nature!”
Doing a fantastic job ignoring the reality ! Good job !

Fibinachi
Fibinachi
7 years ago

“Men have sex drives, therefore Princess Peach can’t be a playable character. The logic chain seems to be missing some links here.”

Men have sex drives, therefore they will never get to the Moon. Astronauts would kill themselves rather than spend time in space, away from fertile human females.

Kim
Kim
7 years ago

Is it just me, or is anyone else picturing baobaby as a Bond villain, ranting about how he’s going to take over the world in a hilariously misguided way?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

@ hellkell

Did you listen to the song? Seriously, either dude has no self-awareness whatsoever or he thought the nym would be, like, a super ironic commentary on “feminist shaming tactics”.

melody
7 years ago

I think it is funny because the mentality hierarchy is here to stay isn’t all that different than the mentality that women would never get the right to vote back in the day.

They didn’t think women had anything to complain about when they couldn’t vote either.

Much like the current MRMs talk about the “natural order” of things they thought women not voting was obvious.

No one has to bow down and accept things and if saying that group should bow down and accept things worked we would still have slavery, women would still be bartered for better opportunities, minorities would not have the right to vote ect.

Sorry in advance if my phrasing is odd today. I have been sick all day: headache, fever and tremors.

Michael Søndberg Olsen

“Hierarchy and all its implications are here to stay. If not the same hierarchy today, then a different sort tomorrow.”

This might be true. But it’s got shit to do with why you’re stupid.

“Think you can fight the universal male sex drive,”

As someone else in this thread(brilliantly) put it: We share one? I wasn’t aware I was hooked up to a dumbass-machine. Which seems to be your definition of YOUR sexdrive. Don’t extrapolate from your own idiocy.

´”and market force that comes with its demands? Go ahead and try. Once you realize the world isn’t made entirely of simpering, pampered white “men”, you will learn to bow down and accept the status quo.”

Do I even,,, what the.. Yes, THERE IS ONLY ZUUL!

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

I did. He reminds me of another extremely un-self-aware young man who used to post here.

Catfish
Catfish
7 years ago

…and apparently women have no sex drives to cater to 🙂

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

Is there a factory that churns out these guys, and if so can we persuade it to slow down productions for a while?

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

Catfish: Apparently Cioababy has missed the 50 Shades phenomenon, which sold like hotcakes and catered to women’s sex drives. Let’s ignore for the moment how colossaly fucked up the relationship in those books are.

Some Gal Not Bored at All

@melody

I hope you feel better soon!

Fibinachi
Fibinachi
7 years ago

No, I checked. They have to meet a quota. Sadly, it’s a vital part of our economy. Recycled bullshit, shortsighted glasses and glue is turned into fine specimens of blatherer men. We’d drown in stupid if the MRA’s didn’t do us all the service of concentrating it on an industrial scale.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

I say we just lie about the quota. Comrades, rejoice! Your quota has been reduced by 95%. Also the international quota for pedantic assholes was reached some time ago. All the workers can go on holiday for the next decade.

melody
7 years ago

@hellkell

Erotica has always been popular with women. Women spend over a billion dollars a year on romance novels. And look at the fan fiction that is filling the interwebs.

@some gal
I’m trying to decide if I should call in sick for tonights shift.
I think I may need to see a doctor. Though my fever has leveled out.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

Melody: I know that, but our little troll baby seems to have missed that memo.

Some Gal Not Bored at All

@melody

I think that if you are in the position to take a sick day (and considering seeing a doctor!), then it is kinder to yourself and your coworkers to call in.

Gross story time. My sister’s coworker brings in a treat she made to share. She passes it out, everybody eats, and then she starts complaining about her sore throat… Now everyone is waiting to see if they will get strep. 🙁

melody
7 years ago

@some gal
I work nights this week (no contact with co-workers and little contact with clients).
I can take the time off I just worry I’ll regret it when it comes time to pay the bills.
My hours this week already got cut from 40 to 30. Which is 100 dollars less than I want to make. Losing another 80 dollars isn’t really something that makes me happy.

I always worry that I’ll get other folks sick. I rarely get sick and therefore I freak out a little when I am sick.

Conflict….I think I can manage, but I suppose if I’m not feeling better by 8pm then I should call in sick. I could make it worse by forcing myself to work.

Myoo
Myoo
7 years ago

Some male characters in games are sexualized. The more recent Final Fantasy games for instance have several men that look like Gackt, a Japanese musician known for his sex appeal, and they also have impractical costumes that show off his bod.

And guess what, a lot of male gamers have conniptions over those characters because they “look weak”, or they look “gay” (because games are supposed to be made for men and if there’s an attractive man in it it has to be gay). But if women complain, all of a sudden they’re just making up drama? Yeah, they’re not fooling anyone.

Some Gal Not Bored at All

@melody

I didn’t mean to come if lecturey. I normally only have this conversation with my mom and she never takes sick days. Of course, she also hates her coworkers so maybe she secretly wants to get them sick.

Some Gal Not Bored at All

*ofoff

Some Gal Not Bored at All

That correction was super helpful. 🙁

melody
7 years ago

@some gal

No big deal.
I’m just frustrated because money is a constant problem for me. And my job has fluid hours. Over the holidays: Nov-Jan I was working over 60 hours a week. And the sudden drop off this week of only 30 hours is grating.

My replacement just called and he asked if he could be late to get coffee. He is going to get me a latte too!