Do you still play video games?

I just want to skip to the "plant a tree" part and not deal with phone calls asking me if I'll be using explosives to plant a bloody tree.
So, let's say a law enforcer sees a new tree in your yard. Does he assume you planted it there with explosives?

That's quite an interesting way to see life.
 
I play games with my wife. We find it's a nice break from the bureaucratic reality of life.

For example, I'll play Stardew Valley and I'll have my little farm that I manage and my crops that I can just toss in a bin and sell.

But in real life, if you want to plant an 4ft tall orange tree in your yard, you need to:
  • Call 811 first. This is a legal requirement so that they can dispatch various utilities to mark off where all the important lines are. If you hit a line and break it without calling 811 before digging, you're liable for hundreds or thousands in fines. Fair enough if you don't want that liability.
  • Put a white 'X' down where you want to dig for the utility companies.
  • Wait up to 2 business days (not counting the day you call) for them to approve your ticket.
  • When they approve your ticket, you can then dig in your yard and plant that orange tree.
You know, planting a real tree is better than planting a tree in a game, but sometimes, I just want to skip to the "plant a tree" part and not deal with phone calls asking me if I'll be using explosives to plant a bloody tree.
So did you plant the tree?
 
So, let's say a law enforcer sees a new tree in your yard. Does he assume you planted it there with explosives?

That's quite an interesting way to see life.
I have no idea, they were asking all sorts of questions that I were meant for bigger projects rather than a husband and wife that just wanted to plant a tree in their back garden.

Here's a list of the questions from the email I received:
  1. Will you be planting the tree with explosives?
  2. Will you be doing any boring?
  3. Will you be drilling into the sidewalk?
  4. What date will the excavation take place?
  5. Do you have a work order permit for the planting of the tree?
  6. Who is the contractor who will be planting the tree?
  7. Who is the site supervisor who will supervise the planting of the tree?
  8. What is the information of the excavator?
  9. Has the excavation site been delineated?
So did you plant the tree?
Not yet, I have to wait to receive the last green-light from my city until the end of Thursday. If they don't respond by then, I can plant the tree on Friday.
 
I played videogames since I was 6. Spent unholly time at it, but now I only got CS on my PC which I turn on once per month to play some awp, surf or something not competetive just for relax.

Today`s game are trash imo, only game I am looking forward is STALKER 2. I hope they will keep those RPG elements that made previous STALKERS so unique. Like inventory, quests, and peogressing trought story by doing main quest in Open World map
 
Yeah I still play every once in a while but it's the same old 90's game I use to play. Fallout 2 ftw!
 
I have no idea, they were asking all sorts of questions that I were meant for bigger projects rather than a husband and wife that just wanted to plant a tree in their back garden.

Here's a list of the questions from the email I received:
  1. Will you be planting the tree with explosives?
  2. Will you be doing any boring?
  3. Will you be drilling into the sidewalk?
  4. What date will the excavation take place?
  5. Do you have a work order permit for the planting of the tree?
  6. Who is the contractor who will be planting the tree?
  7. Who is the site supervisor who will supervise the planting of the tree?
  8. What is the information of the excavator?
  9. Has the excavation site been delineated?
This can't be serious. This is funny, but also very sad to think about all the taxes that go into funding this stupidity.
 
This can't be serious. This is funny, but also very sad to think about all the taxes that go into funding this stupidity.
It is serious, and I have the Digalert ticket to prove it.

I do understand the idea behind it, and I agree with that at least. The idea is that you call this 811 number so that the various utilities in your area can come out and ensure that where you're digging will not interfere with any equipment or lines they have on your property. For instance, if you puncture a gas line, you're normally liable for the damages (also, that's dangerous). However, if you call 811 and have the utility companies mark off the locations, then they're liable for any damages if they happen to forget to mark one off where you'll be digging. It's a great way to cover yourself, but I can't help but feel like the whole process could be better for those wanting to just plant a small tree.
 
me i make the balance between productivity, games and study
 
Usually 3 games daily on CoD mobile. I have 3.55 k/d ratio over 80k klls, which is apparently considered pro. My gamer tag is a business name so every time I lead 10 people my replay gets shown like a general commercial, but without targeting.

At 15 I had 1:1.5 or so for Resistance Fall of Man, but I'm not playing much anymore, nor have I ever done 5+ hours on a game, though I may have for GTA Vice City back when. Some people are playing all day.

Last game I played on Ranked Match 47/0 K/D on the Metro. 131+ on HP Crossfire, still there's people I feel that are better shooters, mainly snipers.
 
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