« on: August 06, 2007, 02:46:35 PM »
Darkness has washed over me.
how many in your area?
There are plenty of great girls out there. There are also plenty of great guys.
The problem is that all great guys and girls are always dating dweebs, slags, bitches, assholes, and other losers.
Great people are fatally attracted to members of the opposite sex who are unworthy of them. And those losers latch onto the great people like leeches and feed off of their life force in a neverending cycle of desperate codependency and heartache.
That's where the good people are. They're out there, they just can't get a date with one another because all of them are in "commited relationships" with the parasites attached to their asses.
Even when they have the opportunity to get together, they usually don't, because of 1) tragic lack of attraction, and 2) feeling they don't deserve somebody so good, because they've all had their confidence and self-worth undermined by an endless series of unfulfilling relationships with leeches.
93.8% of statistics are made-up.
I'm 36, but look and feel younger. There is a young lady in my office, about 10 years younger than me, whom I enjoy chatting with. Her desk is just a few feet from my office, so I walk past her dozens of times a day. Maybe once or twice a day, I'll stop for a minute and make small talk. She always smiles brightly and jokes with me, and she has said some very complimentary things about my personality and the way I dress. About a month ago, I asked her out for lunch. She said yes without hesitation, and we picked a day. But when that day came, she said she had been so busy that she'd forgotten, and asked if we could do it another day. When the new day came, it was a similar story. We've rescheduled lunch four times now, which seems a little excessive to me. But she continues to be very friendly, pay me compliments, and laugh loudly at my jokes. Is she really not interested, in spite of her telling me that I have a "wonderful personality," that I "look great today," and so on? She's really sweet, and I don't want to let the opportunity to get to know her better slip away, but I also know that repeatedly being "too busy" or "forgetting" is usually a sign that a girl's not interested.
—Confused in Cubicleland
You've gotten to know her quite well enough. I have the feeling that when you walk away, she rolls her eyes at her cubicle mates about your latest joke. Now she's demonstrating to them her Pavlovian powers: She compliments your clothes, and you keep asking her out—no matter how many times she gives you a lame excuse for breaking the date. Continue to give her a delighted smile and nod when you pass by, but stop pausing for small talk and jokes. Your friendly withdrawal may actually prompt her to reschedule that lunch. But if she does, you have to decide if you want to pursue someone who makes you feel like Charlie Brown after Lucy has yanked the football out from under him yet again.
Well, just from the post it seems like they need $10 mil. to support food programs in Zambia. They take $2.5 mil. from corn production and reduce rations until they meet $10 mil. Then when that's reached they use some for food rations and some to support corn farmers production. So why not cut the $2.5 mil in corn and use the $7.5 mil to provide rations and support improvements?
Nevermind though, I didn't take into account that the corn investment probably goes toward a larger general food provision.
::backs out of thread::
::goes to fight more about religion somehwere::
Oh, I see.
They need the 10 mil to (1) keep them alive, and (2) to keep them nourished enough to be able to farm.
WFP is an emergency (i.e.) not a development) organization.