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peachyfuzzle27 karma

I really identify with the "dogs like a friendly leader, not an asshole" comment. I'm not a professional in any semblance of the word, but dogs just seem to naturally like me. Even ones that are generally seen as being mean, or aggressive. There have only ever been a couple that I couldn't turn to my side in ten minutes flat. I've always done it just by letting them make the first move, maybe making a couple of submissive moves when first meeting them myself like sitting on the ground being aware of them while not really paying attention to them, then taking the cues on what kinds of affection they prefer when they start checking me out, and offering that affection whenever I see them after. I have a dog laying next to me right now that we rehomed from a family friend when she died last year. I've known him for about eight years, and it took a good while for him to trust me enough to play when he was a pup, but we became really good friends after. Now he offers almost only submissive behaviors to me unless it's time to eat, or he wants to play. All done through just showing him the kind of affection he likes without being a hard ass one single time. I never really put it together that's why dogs just seem to gravitate toward me, but it makes sense.

peachyfuzzle9 karma

The same thing really does apply to even human "pack" situations. I'm a manager of about twenty people at my job, and always try to treat people with kindness/understanding in the way they need. There's another manager who has the typical "alpha" mindset, but even their agents come to me behind their back for most issues they need taken care of. It's almost like I'm managing forty people sometimes.

Who would have thought that just not being a dick would work so well.

peachyfuzzle6 karma

Huge Sabres fan here.

Today, it came down that Regier is staying on as GM after a thoroughly dismal season with lackluster effort by the players which was followed by stagnancy for the previous four years. I don't consider barely making the playoffs two years ago, and then getting completely manhandled to be noteworthy.

Do you believe it is a good move by Buffalo to keep Regier on when he has now had sixteen years to win a championship, or at the very least make Buffalo a perennial contender? What sort of player moves do you believe he should make in the off-season in order to help the team become stronger?

peachyfuzzle3 karma

My mom had every single tooth in her head removed last year (she's been a three pack a day smoker for almost 40 years). She had been wearing upper dentures for years, but has gone without them for the past five because she couldn't stand them anymore.

The dentist "drilled" screws into her maxilla, and mandible, then attached porcelain teeth onto them. If she has to have them (the teeth) removed for any reason, the metal screws hang out where her teeth should be, and it looks scary as fuck like she's a cyborg.

She actually had to have a cadaver bone attached to her maxilla because it was so worn away also.

The whole process took half a dozen surgeries over the course of three months, and cost over $50k. She got $20k off of that though because her teeth/mouth were so bad that they documented the whole process to use in their teaching, and promotional materials.

I had never before seen her with nice teeth. Believe me, it took quite a long time getting used to seeing her with them.

peachyfuzzle-2 karma

My record is clean apart from those two incidents. The second conviction came over seven years after the first. I did have to go through probation, jail, and a class still though which has all been completed. The only things currently hanging over me are the license suspension, and the interlock. I do have work privileges from 7a-5p, but I've been thinking about petitioning to get my license fully reinstated. I'm just worried about causing unnecessary trouble for myself rather than riding it out for the next seven months.