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the beliefs of the girl sitting behind me at work

Postby suezoled » Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:01 am

1.) she believes in astrology
2.) she says she doesn't like chiropractors, but I don't know...
3.) she honestly believes that drugs used to treat cancer and alleviate discomfort "don't really work" and that they cause more harm than good.

That third part bugs me more than the other two. I mean, she doesn't go around reading my hororscopy everyday...
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Re: the beliefs of the girl sitting behind me at work

Postby RedShift » Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:55 am

A colleague of mine suggested we put a cactus by the our computers to avoid eye strain from staring at them all day. A naturopath told her that.

I might've scoffed a little too hard ...
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Postby CHARLEY_BIGTIME » Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:28 am

RedShift wrote:A colleague of mine suggested we put a cactus by the our computers to avoid eye strain from staring at them all day. A naturopath told her that.

I might've scoffed a little too hard ...


Actually, that makes a little sense. In the UK, most health and safety guidelines for offices tell you to look away from your monitor for a minute or two out of every 20 or so to avoid eye strain. Having a cactus on your desk seems just as reasonable as anything else to focus on.

But, why a cactus in particular - I don't know.

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Postby Filippo Lippi » Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:44 am

I thought you had to look into the middle distance?
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Postby Filippo Lippi » Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:45 am

Actually, I work on the opposite principle. 20 minutes staring into the middle distance followed by 1 or 2 looking at my monitor...

on a productive day
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Re: the beliefs of the girl sitting behind me at work

Postby RedShift » Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:47 pm

CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote:
RedShift wrote:A colleague of mine suggested we put a cactus by the our computers to avoid eye strain from staring at them all day. A naturopath told her that.

I might've scoffed a little too hard ...


Actually, that makes a little sense. In the UK, most health and safety guidelines for offices tell you to look away from your monitor for a minute or two out of every 20 or so to avoid eye strain. Having a cactus on your desk seems just as reasonable as anything else to focus on.

But, why a cactus in particular - I don't know.


Yeah, that does make sense .... except the theory behind this was that the cactii soak up some of the scarey waves coming from the machine.
Random chance seems to have operated in our favour.



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Postby CHARLEY_BIGTIME » Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:30 am

Filippo Lippi wrote:Actually, I work on the opposite principle. 20 minutes staring into the middle distance followed by 1 or 2 looking at my monitor...

on a productive day


You're not one of my temps are you?

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Postby CHARLEY_BIGTIME » Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:31 am

RedShift wrote:
Yeah, that does make sense .... except the theory behind this was that the cactii soak up some of the scarey waves coming from the machine.


Ah. In that case the naturopath should've been burnt at birth.

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Postby Quester_X » Sun Jul 11, 2004 4:39 pm

Yeah, that does make sense .... except the theory behind this was that the cactii soak up some of the scarey waves coming from the machine.

Ah yes, the Magical Healing Cactus Waves! :lol:
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Re: the beliefs of the girl sitting behind me at work

Postby Loon » Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:47 am

suezoled wrote:1.) she believes in astrology
2.) she says she doesn't like chiropractors, but I don't know...
3.) she honestly believes that drugs used to treat cancer and alleviate discomfort "don't really work" and that they cause more harm than good.

That third part bugs me more than the other two. I mean, she doesn't go around reading my hororscopy everyday...


At least somebody is thinking of astrology... :)

I understand you work in a medical insurance office. Does she try to push these (fantastically dangerous) beliefs on others? What does she do if she's in pain? Do you know how she arrived at this conclusion?
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Postby Nigel » Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:49 am

Quester_X wrote:
Yeah, that does make sense .... except the theory behind this was that the cactii soak up some of the scarey waves coming from the machine.

Ah yes, the Magical Healing Cactus Waves! :lol:

We could put our humour together and make a website selling (parodying) the Magical Healing Cactus! It'd be great! I bet we'd have thousands of hits per month!





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Postby Doctor X » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:53 am

Particularly if you can convince people to put the cactii on their bodies to treat pain. . . .

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Postby Huntsman » Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:50 pm

Doctor X wrote:Particularly if you can convince people to put the cactii on their bodies to treat pain. . . .

--J.D.


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Postby DrMatt » Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:25 pm

Either a cactus or an alligator. In any case, you should frequently be glancing away from your monitor at it, to make sure you don't actually hurt yourself. For most people, daffodils won't cut it. Of course, if you are dreadfully allergic to and/or afraid of daffodils, then they may do the trick too.
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Re: the beliefs of the girl sitting behind me at work

Postby suezoled » Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:21 pm

Loon wrote:
suezoled wrote:1.) she believes in astrology
2.) she says she doesn't like chiropractors, but I don't know...
3.) she honestly believes that drugs used to treat cancer and alleviate discomfort "don't really work" and that they cause more harm than good.

That third part bugs me more than the other two. I mean, she doesn't go around reading my hororscopy everyday...


At least somebody is thinking of astrology... :)

I understand you work in a medical insurance office. Does she try to push these (fantastically dangerous) beliefs on others? What does she do if she's in pain? Do you know how she arrived at this conclusion?


She reads her book and reads out loud the "good parts" for the daily astrology books and stuff. When she asked me what my sign was I said "armidillo crossing." She giggled and I went back to work.
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Postby Quester_X » Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:56 pm

She giggled and I went back to work.

At least she has a sense of humor...
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Re: the beliefs of the girl sitting behind me at work

Postby wollery » Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:18 pm

suezoled wrote:When she asked me what my sign was I said "armidillo crossing." She giggled and I went back to work.

I usually say Ophiuchus. Mainly because it really is a zodiacal constellation. :twisted:
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Re: the beliefs of the girl sitting behind me at work

Postby DrMatt » Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:00 pm

wollery wrote:
suezoled wrote:When she asked me what my sign was I said "armidillo crossing." She giggled and I went back to work.

I usually say Ophiuchus. Mainly because it really is a zodiacal constellation. :twisted:





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