Well, crap. It went straight to the audio capture and I didn’t have my headset plugged in. So, I had to find my headset and plug it in. By the time I could do that, it was gone. Captcha timed out once, as well. Had to do the crosswalk captcha, too. Oh, well.
Well that was a whole new bunch of fucking stupid. I had to enter my already saved credit card info. Then I had to enter the security code. Then I had to redo the captcha because it “expired.” Then it said they were selling fast. Then it said I can’t buy if I’m a robot twice. Then it said sold out. Wtf?
@tim878 It says partial month refund. “You may cancel your membership at any time and we’ll end your benefits and waive your partial-month bill.” and " Previous monthly charges are non-refundable, including those in which no use of services occurred."
@tim878 So if, after midnight EST, if I don’t buy anything, I can get a full refund just by canceling? It will not be prorated at 1 day of 31 like the membership rules say? It’s only 16 cents but still isn’t a full refund.
@support@tim878 I think it says partial month because if it’s been a full month you don’t get anything back (as in the previous month). I’m pretty sure they refund the last $4.99 you paid any time before you pay another $4.99.
@therealjrn Don’t get confused about the support name. Just was one of the email addresses I had years ago for a company I own and I’m still using that same ID. I’m not support for meh or have any affiliation with them.
Now that’s not fair. It said I couldn’t buy any more but I never got one. I tried again and it gave a different error like too many people are trying to buy and try again. Then I tried again and it thought I was a robot even though I already passed that test.
Clicked I am not a robot - failed to order for some reason but not sold out - clicked buy again response stated are you a robot when box was clicked for no. Tried a few times - went out of purchase to try to purchase again this time said sold out. Was I not given a IRK because of a computer error?
@eonfifty Oh…that’s when things really geared down.
They spent a WHOLE SEASON with the what? Couple-three day riot? LOT AND LOTS AND LOTS of flashbacks and long, long, pauses and gazing at each other.
A mean guard was shot in the leg, stroked out and died by that same harlot that had the baby by the one guard and “slept” with Pornstasch. The big brute of a guard was killed accidentally by the other guards and they’re trying to pin it Tasha. …the girls were scattered over the country to other prisons after the riot and some ended up down the hill in Max.
They have spent a WHOLE SEASON on the backstory of these two sisters who killed their little sister and are now trying to kill each other in Max.
I heard the book has a different presentation than the Netflix series, but I haven’t read it.
On a related note, what do you accurately call something like OITNB? Can you call it a TV show? A digital web show? A/V show? An online content show?
/giphy a segmented movie
@eonfifty@sammydog01 In a previous life I worked for the Department of Corrections as a contract staffer in a private prison. So I can relate to much of the problems with privatization, but fuck if they aren’t just dicking around with the story here in the last seasons.
I’m glad I didn’t waste time on her whiney-ass book. Prison is not a fun place to be, either way. They’re just necessary, but miserable, sad places.
@eonfifty@sammydog01 Ha ha. Our guys ate pretty damn good, but we would get a lot of donations from the food bank. Some of that shit was crazy expensive, like those gift box trees from fancy-shmancy places, and fresh fruit that was really close to being over-ripe, but still very good.
Where I worked it was the last stop for them before getting released, so it wasn’t as hard-core as other yards. It was kinda like camp, but without the s’mores and sing-alongs.
From the episodes I’ve seen, I’d say that book description would best describe an element of some scenes in the early episodes. As the series went on, that element was used less, or it was used more seriously and less “first world problem-ey.”
@eonfifty@sammydog01 One element that rang true for me was the amount of inmate labor to run the place. We used inmates for maintenance, cooking, cleaning, all that shit. I don’t know about the driving though, we weren’t allowed to use inmates for driving. I can’t imagine why a prison would do that, just from the liability alone.
Our guys did their own laundry individually. We had a bed bug problem too, one summer. That was fun, pulling out everybody’s mats and shit from the dorms, cleaning everything and spraying it down…fucking bed bugs.
@eonfifty@sammydog01 Ha ha. We had some guys who were assigned to work on clearing out brush and picking up trash and shit from the roads. That was as close to Cool Hand Luke as it got. Fuck me though, if I was an inmate I’d rather be out and about in the sunshine and stuff rather than just laying up in my bunk. Most of the men felt the same way. But yeah, it was called “Community Service” Some of the guys got to work at the courthouse doing janitorial stuff. I’d rather be doing something “out there” rather than being stuck on the yard lol.
Besides, if you worked it right, you could call your boo, smoke cigarettes, see your boo even when you’re out on a crew.
Ours was more of a half-way house. No fences and shit. The guys could get real jobs too, which was really the whole idea. We would take them back and forth to work, or their bosses/approved rides could come pick them up. Sundays a lot of them went to area churches who would come in and pick them them up. Some of the churches always put on a big feed on Sundays. Over-all it was pretty chill for prison, but it was still prison.
@sammydog01 don’t know but it was weird because I had to pick traffic lights then got the green check mark and hit buy —this happened twice and green line loaded and loaded and loaded…then third time sold out.
@AttyVette Same thing happened to me. After it failed the first time and I had to click the big green button again, it made me refresh the page and start over again because it forgot that I already did the captcha.
Very sneakily was able to get the order in on my phone while watching The Two Popes with the wife. Next mission will be in a few weeks when I try to explain why a package from Meh suddenly arrived on our doorstep. Man this was all so much easier before she started working from home.
I got one late last night against all reasonable expectations considering how long it took. When the IRK popped up and I hit the buy button it took a while to load the next page, but still within reason for an IRK. But the next screen was a login screen even though I was already logged in. So I logged in again and waited, and waited, until finally the purchase screen showed up. By this time I am thinking it is way past time for them all to be sold out but I kept going. I checked the I Am Not A Robot button and hit BUY IT ALREADY. And waited…and waited…until it says “Something went wrong. Are you sure you’re not a robot?” even though the button is clearly checked. By this time I am swearing and my wife is getting concerned about me. I know it is now pointless but I click the Buy It Already button again. And waited…and waited…and then it worked! It went against every IRK buying rule considering how long this took and all the extra steps I had to take. I feel like I cheated somehow.
my box came open. the bag was gone. i did get a rolling duffel, a pair of socks, some screen cleaner, and some tiny gift bags.
well i just looked up my duffel, and it is a $25 duffle. win. and the screen cleaner works well, my screen is now clean. win! i’m flying on monday and can use compression socks. win!
i don’t currently have a use for the tiny gift bags, but i’m sure i can find something. potential win.
only regret is box came open so not sure what else fell out with the meh bag.
Pretty disappointed. My IRK came this week. It had a women’s electric razor in it. I gave it to my wife without looking at it. She didn’t understand that it was from an IRK on meh. She made a comment that the seal on the box of the razor was broken. I figured it was an open box return or something. Then she commented that there were missing pieces and that there were batteries already installed. Then she took the top of the razor off, like if you were going to clean it out. It was definitely used. Big long black hairs all over the place. Effing gross.