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Steve1969

I went to an architectural firm today to see what it’s like.  They were all rude.  They were mad because I didn’t have an appointment, an because I was wearing “sweat shorts” and a cut off tank top.  Well Duh, I was working out.  If all architecture firms are like this I quit.  I would rather be mauled by Mandrills for another 20 years.  

 
Jul 8, 20 2:05 am
citizen

So the major quest to transform your life with a new education and new career over the next several years was torpedoed in a half-hour by a couple of unfriendly people dealing with someone who showed up unannounced in workout clothes and asking for a tour?

You're kidding us, yes?

Jul 8, 20 2:19 am  · 
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Steve1969

I’m not going to enter a field filled with people that are rude. If someone walks into my business who looks thirsty you get them some ice water. If they want information, you give it over a cup of coffee. The staff was laughing at me.

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Good luck finding a profession without rude people in it.

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Almosthip

Well if you cant be professional this probably isn't a good fit for you anyways.

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Steve1969

One guy said “what’s up with the 70’s porn star look”. That’s professional?

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Almosthip7

Obviously you don’t enter a professional establishment looking like a 70’s porn star. I feel like this is all on you

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citizen

"A field filled with people" = a few folks in one office you dropped in on?

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Don't be upset

You think from his place what would you do if you were in his place...

Jul 8, 20 3:27 am  · 
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rcz1001

Do not base your opinion of the architectural profession only from one architectural firm's response to your unannounced visit. Visiting the firm's office without an appointment is often disruptive. You should make an appointment before visiting any firm's office.

Why were they upset with you? In my opinion, your unannounced visit interrupted the work of the architectural firm. On most days, architectural firms are busy working with client projects. Your unannounced visit is an additional headache that they do not need. When you make an appointment, the architectural firm's leadership can plan for your visit and accommodate your appointment.

If you get hired in an architectural firm, you will learn how busy they are. You will understand the frustration they had when an unannounced visitor interrupts you. Imagine that you have a mountain of work and tight deadlines to meet. You have a boss constantly asking you if you have completed the tasks he or she assigned to you. Your boss has clients calling him or her about the progress of the project which you are part of the team assigned to the project. In this context, how would you feel?

To reiterate, always make an appointment. Dress to make a good impression. Dress as you would if you are going to a job interview.

Jul 8, 20 4:13 am  · 
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Almosthip

Rick?

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Can't be. Not enough grammatical errors

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Almosthip

but its so long and drawn out

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SpontaneousCombustion

Evidence that it's Rick: 1. Long-drawn-outedness; 2. Beginning and ending paragraphs with un-asked questions; 3. Writing at 4:13 AM; 4. Taking the OP's fantastically ridiculous storyline at face value; 5. Use of hypothetical nagging boss; 6. Overgeneralized preachiness about how things work in architecture firms; 7. Bad grammar, though granted less bad than usual; 8. Providing three unnecessary paragraphs, followed by a 2-sentence reiteration that could have been the whole post.

Evidence that it's not Rick: Less bad grammar (see #7), and lack of yelling capital letters. These could be explained by Rick making great efforts to seem unRick-like. If he is Rick, and he keeps up those efforts forever, then he might be able to peacefully coexist here.

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You've obviously given this more thought than I have myself. Looking at the comment history, you may be onto something though. Very Rick-like ... but missing that bit of "can't be bothered to proofread or form coherent thoughts" that characterized basically all of his posts. Like you say though, if he is Rick, and keeps up the efforts forever, perhaps he could peacefully exist here.

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Rick may simply be getting his frustrations out in another way. I checked my email associated with this account this morning and I had a week old, 2000+ word email from him.

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Threesleeve

If you respond then you probably get 4000 words next time, and so on.

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randomised

You must really want this new career in architecture if that's how you bother to show up at an office, hahaha. I'd be rude too if in the middle of a pandemic some smelly sweaty guy shows up and wanting to look around my place of work. Did you at least wear a mask and kept your distance or were you coughing up some post work-out phlegm too? Just curious.

Jul 8, 20 4:51 am  · 
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Steve1969

I was wearing a mask. Not a traditional one, but really spunky one that I crochet.

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curtkram

lol. a crochet mask. that helps.

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Steve1969

Yeah, I know it does. What’s your point mr rude architecture guy?

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b3tadine[sutures]

no you didn't

Jul 8, 20 5:43 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

I quit zookeeper. Was wondering in random animal cages while wearing a bdsm furries suit and got hippo shit all in  my outfit’s velvety fur. Now I have to retire that suit because it attracts a whole new genre of furries. 

Jul 8, 20 7:37 am  · 
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Steve1969

Be grateful it’s just poop. Hippos are very dangerous beasts. I had a really bad encounter with one.

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Non Sequitur

what type of saddle do you typically use on a hippo or do you prefer to go at it bareback?

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Steve1969

That’s impossible. Stop being rude

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Non Sequitur

impossible? That's looser talk. Nothing is impossible if you just put your mind into it.

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Steve1969

I mean, a saddle is impossible. They don’t make them with straps that long to go around their girthy trunk. Bareback is the only way to go. Just have to wear silly little pants for grip.

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Almosthip

I think if you had enough money you could get a saddle for a hippo, and find someone to put it on the hippo for you

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kristian96

That was quick. Please don't quit Archinect.

Jul 8, 20 8:18 am  · 
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OP - try harder.  

Jul 8, 20 10:42 am  · 
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code

It's a tough profession and you have to do what it takes or get out - yes there are rude people, it comes with the game. You interrupted them.

Jul 8, 20 12:22 pm  · 
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natematt

I'm not sure how they act in the Zoo industry... 

Jul 8, 20 12:31 pm  · 
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atelier nobody

Animals are generally happier to see you if you bring treats - architects are no different.

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Steve1969

With the exception of the two toed sloth. Fuck those assholes. They are not as slow as you think, and Hibiscus makes them extra aggressive.

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proto

when i show up, models quietly approach me with a tray of cocktails from which to choose while I wait for the senior partner to clear his schedule


but i have mystique

maybe you need to work on your mystique?

Jul 8, 20 1:00 pm  · 
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curtkram

people treat you better when you wear shoes and hard pants in public

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proto

hard pants are key to mystique

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citizen

Yes, and maybe wear the tank top that you didn't cut off.

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curtkram

steve, you're not going to be successful in life.

Jul 8, 20 2:53 pm  · 
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bowling_ball

This is the best thread on archinect in a long time. Thanks fake sweaty dude, I had a laugh

Jul 8, 20 4:24 pm  · 
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citizen

Yes, I think our collective chain has been well-pulled.

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wonder why he was treated so badly

Hollywood Tweets Happy July 4th; 'SNL' Shares Its Patriotic Best ...

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citizen

^ Something about monkeys... lions... cages...

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citizen

And surely (!) there must be an animated version of this, with reactions?

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not sure you want the animated version.

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randomised

needs more cowbell

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JawkneeMusic

THAT'S RACIST AGAINST MANDRILLS

Jul 9, 20 1:20 am  · 
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citizen

I dunno... looks like they're doing okay.



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randomised

To reference your other thread, I don't think you're too old for architecture but architecture is clearly too old for you...

Jul 9, 20 9:02 am  · 
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Steve1969

During my bird phase I used to build nests with my teeth.  It was “impossible “ at first, but I mastered it in about one year.  I can do the same for architecture. I don’t want to anymore because of all the rude people.  Thanks anyway for the advice.  I’ll probably stick around here to get feedback on my architecture hobby skills.  

Jul 9, 20 11:37 am  · 
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citizen

Weren't the nests uncomfortable for the birds? And then what would you chew with?


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Steve1969

No, I weaved them from twigs with my teeth like a bird would do. I Used my teeth because I lack a proper beak. Duh

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citizen

Ah! Then the crocheted mask makes sense.

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Do birds crochet masks to cover their beaks?

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tintt

What color was the tank top? I might need to hire someone soon, send me your resume.

Jul 9, 20 11:44 am  · 
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Be sure to include a pic of the tank top.

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tintt

Yes. And bring the mandrills if they can push buttons.

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Steve1969

tintt, that’s a bad idea. As the saying goes, if you put a chimp on a typewriter and give it an infinite amount of time, eventually it will type Shakespeare perfectly. But, if you do the same with a Mandrill, it will just rip you the shreds for eternity.

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JawkneeMusic

I puit buit duit quitters

Jul 9, 20 1:05 pm  · 
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Jaetten

Were you wearing white socks? 

Jul 9, 20 1:08 pm  · 
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Steve1969

They make different colors?

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Jaetten

Yes, all good stores will sell them.

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OneLostArchitect

this has to be a joke right?

Jul 10, 20 9:31 am  · 
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citizen

Yes, it is.

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. (yes I know not a Feynman reference now)
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that's how good you there are Citizen, with those jokes.

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citizen

It's either this or... what do you call it again? Oh, yeah: work.

(And I wish I had his hair.)

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