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Old 09-10-2015, 06:52 AM   #31
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This is all very well, but what I want to know is, will the Pope pontificate?
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:31 AM   #32
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Grr.

I just read in this morning's paper that part of Metrorail's plan in handling the crowds is that they hope lots of people will telecommute that day. If the regular commuters stay home, the delays will only be an hour or two long.

This is also the time of Jewish holy days, and my boss, who is Jewish, will want me to be sure to come in that day to cover for her when she is out. I think I need to be here.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:52 PM   #33
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It's kind of a shame he's not morbidly obese...Hippopopeamus!!

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Old 09-10-2015, 06:01 PM   #34
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Yeah, that's a good one.

Ferchristsakes glatt, why the fuck didn't you plan on taking the day off the instant you heard about this? At least run it by your boss to see if they balk. Hell, they might decide to tell everyone to stay home.
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:14 PM   #35
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This is also the time of Jewish holy days, and my boss, who is Jewish, will want me to be sure to come in that day to cover for her when she is out. I think I need to be here.
Sleep there the night before. Set up a tent, roast marshmallows over an electrical hot plate, make a night of it.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:03 PM   #36
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I've been calling it pope a palooza. I made a conscious decision not to get credentialed to work mental health crisis for the event because I would have to commit to sleeping in some high school gym from Tuesday to Monday. The Diva don't play that. Also my first responsibility is to my own county. I will probably be at the emergency operations center all weekend. I'll know the plan next week.

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Old 09-10-2015, 08:47 PM   #37
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Delaware County officials say they are now planning for 40% less SEPTA traffic at 69th street!!

Will it be a bust??
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:24 AM   #38
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I hope it's a bust.

Yesterday the mayor asked DC workers to stay home if they can. She didn't make it official, but she's pushing. There is going to be a popemobile parade just a couple blocks from me, and tons of street closures, and the security checkpoints open at 4am, so pope tourists are being asked to start getting in early, before the 11am parade. That means they will be disrupting my morning metro ride. They don't have any idea how many people are coming, but all officials are saying there will be major delays.

And the kicker is that I just found out at the end of the day yesterday that I have to do a 45 minute training that morning for new attorneys. They scheduled that training on Yom Kippur, so my Jewish boss who was supposed to do it, will be out, and I need to be here to do it instead. I have to come up with 45 minutes worth of material. Who schedules training during a pope visit and Yom Kippur? WTF?
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:52 AM   #39
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I don't really understand, because as True Believers, if they die they will be going to heaven and certainly if they are involved in a mass or similar event...
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Yeah. You'd think they'd look forward to being "in a better place".

The coverage is getting as annoying as the lead up to an election.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:44 PM   #40
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...I have to do a 45 minute training that morning for new attorneys. They scheduled that training on Yom Kippur, so my Jewish boss who was supposed to do it, will be out, and I need to be here to do it instead.
Aren't any of the incommoding lawyers jewish?
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:57 PM   #41
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...Incommoding...


ETA: ...Holy shit it's a word!...

I thought he was a victim of autocorrect.
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:15 PM   #42
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You were right the first time. That word isn't in my vocrabilaarry.
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:39 PM   #43
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J and I determined that it is really hard to pronounce the invented term "pope-apocalypse".

Go ahead and try, you can't pronounce it.
Po-pa-ca-lypse.

Huh. That wasn't too hard.

Popacalypse.

Use it ten times and it's yours! (apologies to Word Power from Reader's Digest)
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:13 PM   #44
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I'm flying out of Philly on the 20th for a fishing trip to MN. Returning the 26th... THAT should be fun.
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:20 AM   #45
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Yeah, I'm leaving PA also. Don't want the Pope and his exorcists hunting me down.
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