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Right now I feel like crap, my parents constantly say that I'm useless and criticises every thing I do. I don't even know if they truly care about me or that they're just pretending to care because they have to live with me. I feel like there's a better alternative to being a burden which is to move out and just live independently.. Idk. I feel like I should have been aborted.

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Well apparently my anxiety is still alive and well! I just received some bad news, I don't want to go into details, and just had a bad panic attack. I literally just spent an hour curled in a ball on my bed shaking and crying. I'm now freezing, still shaking, and can't seem to think straight. I am having a hard time typing this, it's taken long pauses just to compose my thoughts and spell right.

I haven't felt this bad in ten years. :(
 

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I HATE forms,

Have DWP forms to be sent off by Thursday, I have to have a friend fill them in for me because, 1) I'm dyslexic, oh frigging joy 2) Their DWP forms 3) Things are so bad in my dealings with the DWP that I get bad anxiety and panic attack's now.

I'm now on medication for it on top of my other med's, My anxiety trigger very painful stomach cramps, the pain is akin to a bust appendix and I know what one of thous feel's like. the first time it happened I genuinely wondered for half a second if you could re-grow the damn thing!

I get to the point where I just don't know what to do anymore!
 

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Ugh, so a few days ago my mom took my little sister with her to go babysit this friend's kid because she was off school and her mom had to work. My mom said when the got there, it was obvious this kid had a cold, which is not good, because she's extra contagious (she takes a ton of antibiotics whenever she's sick, so her germs turn into some kind of super-germs) and everything she gives you turns into some kind of mega-flu, strep throat, earache for weeks on end. We used to babysit her everyday and her mom never told us when she was sick. She just dumped her on us. We were sick for AN ENTIRE WINTER ONCE. So anyway, the mom comes home, and is like, oh yeah she's sick, she was sick last night. And now, my little sister is sick, which means we're all probably gonna get sick, because she refuses to cough into her elbow and thinks it's funny to cough/sneeze in people's faces on purpose to get them sick. She just coughed right on all the silverware I washed so I had to wash it again. And my dad is concussed so when he gets sick, all the coughing puts him back for weeks. It's just super rude to dump your sick kid on people without telling them she's sick. I mean, my sister caught pink eye from her once, my parents always get the flu from her, and I had a sore throat for 2 weeks and an earache for 3. We also have a science class and a pottery class this week, so I'm really hoping everything clears up and no one else gets sick, but that might be a small miracle.
 

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I HATE when I tell people I have fish, (I also have 5 rabbits) I had one guys say " You should just stick with the bunnies, fish are boring." Yea right! I also strongly disagree with people who have a bowl, who claim "it's too much money for a tank" YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE A PET IF YOU CAN NOT GIVE THEM THEIR BASIC NEEDS!
Phew, I like this thread! Lol
 

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Great, a person on Youtube posts a video where they are keeping a male and female betta together. It's not like it isn't already near impossible trying to convince people of the risks of doing so. Now these people will have a Youtube expert to support their arguments.

The trouble with these sorts of set-ups, is that success is wholly dependent on luck, and not skill or experience. I know, because I was 'lucky' once. Until one day my luck ran out, and my fish ended up dead because of it.

Bettas are simply too unpredictable. It seems they are very similar to Cichlids in this regard. I've had wild bettas that have formed very close pair bonds, and I've also had wild bettas that have blinded, injured, or killed their breeding partner. This is often after months of successful cohabitation.

People vastly underestimate how quickly serious injury or death can occur. It's no good saying you'll separate them at the first sign of aggression. You often don't get that luxury.
 

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So today at Petco I was subjected to listening to their “aquatics expert” tell a very novice woman so much misinformation about bettas that it really pissed me off. According to him, bettas can live “very happily” in a small vase on your desk. They also don’t like filtration or heaters. And NEVER change their water more than once a week, every 2 weeks is best. Oh, and if their water looks dirty, don’t worry, they’re perfectly fine because the ammonia doesn’t affect them like other fish because they breathe air. I seriously wanted to start yelling at this moron. I actually waited outside the store for the lady to come out with her 2 new male bettas and tried to give her more accurate information, but she acted like I was the idiot because the so-called expert “must know what he’s talking about because he works there”

I tried.......
 

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Oh man I just discovered this thread and although it seems helpful for those with things to get off their chest, this will be great entertainment to read. lol I started off skim-reading the first 20 pages or so. That was in 2010! 8 years ago! Did those people's issues end up working out? One person was asking for career advice! I wonder what happened....
 

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I haven't done a rant for a while so here is one big one...

I picked up a new job for the summer, I'll be living on the property since it would be 500 miles on my car just to drive there and back for a week(not worth it) I'd have to make a special trip home just to clean Akio's tank and just HOPE TO GOD my sister feeds my guy(I wouldn't trust an automatic feeder to give him 1 pellet at a time) part of me wishes that the form was more informative in-regards to pets, but I also do know I would drive up to ride my lease horse on my days off so driving an extra 15miles wouldn't kill me to clean his tank out. I just would rather not have to do that... I am hoping that either with my processing or orientation when I ask to stay in the dorm I can ask about my betta coming with me. I would personally rather have him down there with me than up here where he could die because his heater broke and he either died of overheating, or the water remaining to cold for too long, or my sister just didn't feed him and he starved.
 

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Ok so my friend’s betta is sick. He has SBD. Her mom won’t let my friend fast him! Like ughhhhh. She also thought/thinks my friend’s female bettas are a different kind of fish. Like what?!?? If you can’t even see that female and male bettas are partners then why the heck do you think you can say not to feed him! Ahhhhhhhhh. My friend is hiding the food. Like wow, great parent my friend. Great parent.


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There's a Huntsman spider inhabiting my fish room that is engrossed in psychological warfare with me. I first spotted it a couple of days back, before it vanished completely. I was certain it was lurking somewhere ready to scare the bejesus out of me, but I couldn't find it even after a thorough search. Then last night it reappeared, up in the corner behind the door. This morning, it was gone again.

The trouble is, I don't want the cats to find it before I do, and kill it. But I need it to come further down the wall so I can catch it, as Huntsman spiders are not only big, they move fast, and it's terrifying enough to try and catch them when they are near the ground, let alone when you are precariously balanced on a step-ladder.

So I get to look forward to another day spent in the fish room, convinced the feel of my own hair is a spider crawling on me.
 

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I had a similar situation last week. I am absolutely terrified of spiders for literally no reason. One night when I went to bed, I noticed a small, harmless looking spider attached to the ceiling right above my head. I couldn't let go of the completely irrational idea that it was going to fall onto my head in the middle of the night and I was going to swallow it. I ended up just sleeping curled in a ball at the foot of my bed, waking up every few hours to check if it was still in the same place with a flashlight.
 

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I did find the spider in the end. It was hiding on the side of one my test kits. Fortunately, it stayed still long enough for me to catch and release it.

My bed used to be up against the wall, and once I woke up to find myself almost eyeball to eyeball with a Huntsman spider. I think there have been few occasions in my life that I have moved faster (the other times involved snakes or stinging insects).

Even though I know it makes no sense for a spider to just suddenly drop off the ceiling onto my head, I also can't shake the feeling that one is going to do so at some point in my life.

Worst are the Orb spiders in our garden. At certain times of the year, they build these giant webs that I invariably walk face first into.
 

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I came back to this forum just for this thread!

I moved a few months ago and this house is 100+ years old, not level, feels a wee bit unstable. Anyway, a week ago we had 2 decent sized earthquakes in one day. I wasn't in the house during them and didnt feel them, but I was told the house literally swayed back and forth. When I got home all fish (bettas, tetras, rainbow fish, pencilfish, etc) were injured in some way. Missing scales, torn fins, scrapes down their sides. My favorite betta, Spike, was propped up against plants and had minor tearing in his fins but seemed to be the least damaged. Turns out the damage was internal, probably from being slamed against the glass or wood. Cue loss of appetite, sudden inability to swim, seizures, and death. If any of you watch The King of DIY on YouTube, it was like Buddy dying but tiny fish version.

Now my giant betta, Stormy, seemed to be only externally damaged. Scales torn off his face, scratches down his sides, torn up fins. He looks like he went head first into rocks or glass for one earthquake and got dragged along rocks or gravel for the other one. I wasn't super concerned about any of that because healing up moderate external damage is pretty darn easy. Well, the next day he stopped eating and just hangs around the bottom of the tank. Hopefully he's just super stressed, but I doubt it. He doesn't even want bloodworms. All bettas want bloodworms. I've dealth with earthquakes before and the fish are annoyed, but this is the first time they've gotten seriously internally injured. I can't imagine how roughly the water in the tank is sloshing around if the entire house is swaying. Clearly it's violently enough to slam a fish into glass or decor hard enough to damage organs, or at least enough to cause them to jump, hit the lid, then freak out and hurt themselves further.

Fricken earthquakes are killing my fish and now I have to figure out how to do earthquake safe aquascapes that will minimize future damage. On the bright side, spending hours meticulously cutting the lids for a super tight fit really paid off. If I was lazy the floors probably would have been flooded.
 

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I got in an internet fight with an old dude today about climate change. Like seriously? If you don't believe in something, don't join an online class about it and tell people who are actually trying to learn something they're wrong. I haven't eaten since 4 am, I have a headache, and I just want to learn/not die from pollution because selfish old men don't care about the 'lazy younger generations' ugh
 

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I lost a goldfish a while back. I went to replace him but the pet store only had juvenile goldfish. The new fish would be so small compared to my smallest current goldfish. I did not get the fish due to it being so small.


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Wanted to remind new members that this thread is in existence. If you feel like ranting about anything (except religion or politics), this is the place.

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I have a 14 hour work day ahead of me. As a student who's only worked eight hour days at most this is going to be dreadful. I woke up and hour before my alarm as well and could not fall back asleep. To some who have jobs like this, you're probably thinking shut up. However, I have two jobs that had the misfortune of overlapping severely.

Furthermore, this weekend we are flying my grandma in to visit. I will be working eight hours each day she is in town as well as I am working another 14 hour day the day we are suppose to pick her up from the airport. I would have asked for time off but my work is moving stores after renos and no one was allowed to take time off. (Well, we could obviously but vacations had to be scheduled a month in advance.) It's all good money for someone trying to build up her savings account but oh boy, ya girl is not ready for this.
 

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Hope you get to spend as much time as possible with your grandma.

Just think....One day you'll be retired and spend your time on Betta Fish. ;-)
 

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Oh, jizz, that's a brilliant idea to create such a thread.
Have anybody any idea what to do to get rid of fleas?! We have kind of infestation at home and tried quite a lot. Our poor cat scratched her entire neck and partially her beck to bleed, we tried numerous shampoos and anti-flea drops, I've disinfected entire house three times (ones with a heavily toxic repellent and according to this we even temporarily moved out of the house for two days)... Guh. A lot of things. Things are harder cause our cat is prone to allergies and we are very careful with any food and any product with which our cat contacts... But damn fleas don't go away! Relief comes after big cleanings and baths but it does not sustain for too long and then everything begins anew. Poor creature cant heals caus flea bites aches and irritates her... I'm ready to restart anew, from the beginning, I even found a tutorial to follow, but it's a lot of work... I'm just tired and irritated and even have been bitten by those beasts myself (I didn't even know that they could bite a human till recently!!!)
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