Traveling on a staycation



  • I just received an emailed advert sent by my friendly neighborhood corporateperks.com.  Always eager to try out the hip new lingo of today's youth to show that they "get it", they're advertising a "Staycation in NYC".   "Experience the Culture, Fashion, Art and Entertainment in NYC like never before
    with these great offers on Shows, Hotels, Car Rentals, Flights and More. Hurry,
    don't miss out on the most popular city in the world."    ...   but I do not live in NYC, so how could it be a staycation..?  Staycations do not involve hotels, car rentals, and especially not flights.

    Ah well, another useful neologism totally misunderstood by marketing.



  • The very existence of the word "staycation" is TRWTF.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    The very existence of the word "staycation" is TRWTF.

     

    Meh. In Office Lingo, when you take some summer weeks off but stay home, it's often referred to as a trip to the sunny beaches of Balconia.

    I kind of like neologisms like that, though I have no special love for staycation.



  • @Xyro said:

    I just received an emailed advert sent by my friendly neighborhood corporateperks.com.  Always eager to try out the hip new lingo of today's youth to show that they "get it", they're advertising a "Staycation in NYC".   "Experience the Culture, Fashion, Art and Entertainment in NYC like never before
    with these great offers on Shows, Hotels, Car Rentals, Flights and More. Hurry,
    don't miss out on the most popular city in the world."    ...   but I do not live in NYC, so how could it be a staycation..?  Staycations do not involve hotels, car rentals, and especially not flights.

    Ah well, another useful neologism totally misunderstood by marketing.

    FWIW, in the UK 'staycation' just means not leaving the country. OK, the scale's different from the US, but travelling within the country may occur.



  • @SenTree said:

    FWIW, in the UK 'staycation' just means not leaving the country.

    Synonyms: profoundly disappointing

    Antonyms: a good holiday



  • @Xyro said:

    I just received an emailed advert sent by my friendly neighborhood corporateperks.com.  Always eager to try out the hip new lingo of today's youth to show that they "get it", they're advertising a "Staycation in NYC".   "Experience the Culture, Fashion, Art and Entertainment in NYC like never before
    with these great offers on Shows, Hotels, Car Rentals, Flights and More. Hurry,
    don't miss out on the most popular city in the world."    ...   but I do not live in NYC, so how could it be a staycation..?  Staycations do not involve hotels, car rentals, and especially not flights.

    Ah well, another useful neologism totally misunderstood by marketing.

    So in this case, we could call "staycation" a malamanteau?



  • @SenTree said:

    FWIW, in the UK 'staycation' just means not leaving the country. OK, the scale's different from the US,

    Understatement of the year!

    (For the record, I'm currently 2850 miles away from New York City. And still "in the country.")



  • @db2 said:

    So in this case, we could call "staycation" a
    malamanteau?
    No.



  • A steakation is where you sit in your backyard and eat steak. I don't know what the hell you people are talking about but it sounds dumb.



  • Can't we just keep calling it "sad" and be done with it?

    It just reminds me of those plebeians that sit in front of their door, preferably on a turned upright beer case or camping chair drinking cheap beer out of cans.



  • @smxlong said:

    A steakation is where you sit in your backyard and eat steak. I don't know what the hell you people are talking about but it sounds dumb.

    Reminds me of the old joke:

    A bus station is where the bus stops.
    A trainstation is where the train stops.
    On my desk, I have a workstation.



  • @stratos said:

    Can't we just keep calling it "sad" and be done
    with it?

    I agree. It's quite sad to have to stay at home during a vacation. Me, I just go into the office as per normal, except that, instead of doing work, I just hang out, mess around on the computers and stuff. It's amazing how much *stuff* you can get done when you're able to simply tell everyone who wants something from you, "Sorry; I'm on PTO."



  • @stratos said:

    Can't we just keep calling it "sad" and be done with it?

    It just reminds me of those plebeians that sit in front of their door, preferably on a turned upright beer case or camping chair drinking cheap beer out of cans.

    I demand accuracy in your disparaging remarks. Those are proles, not plebs.



  • I DO live in NYC, and will often (once or twice a year) do a "Staycation". Often we WILL stay at a hotel (so the "honey-do" list at home does not apply, and almost invariably rent a car [silly/expensive to own on in NYC]. Flights are much less common (although the helicopter tour DOES count as a flight).



  • @TheCPUWizard said:

    I DO live in NYC, and will often (once or twice a year) do a "Staycation". Often we WILL stay at a hotel (so the "honey-do" list at home does not apply, and almost invariably rent a car [silly/expensive to own on in NYC]. Flights are much less common (although the helicopter tour DOES count as a flight).

    That is SO interesting, but NOT interesting enough to justify the RANDOM all-caps words you're typing THERE.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @TheCPUWizard said:
    I DO live in NYC, and will often (once or twice a year) do a "Staycation". Often we WILL stay at a hotel (so the "honey-do" list at home does not apply, and almost invariably rent a car [silly/expensive to own on in NYC]. Flights are much less common (although the helicopter tour DOES count as a flight).

    That is SO interesting, but NOT interesting enough to justify the RANDOM all-caps words you're typing THERE.

    YOU weren't a MAINFRAME programmer in a PAST life, were YOU?



  • 1) Caps are just easier than bold. I am lazy.

    2) Never liked Mainframes (although I worked on them regularly from 1972 until the late 1980s), they would never let me take them apart. Now dissassembling a Mini (such as DEC PDP-8 and PDP-11) that (see I can use bold!) was fun!!!!



  • I knew it!!

    Are all your variables less than 5 characters long and do all your filenames like like ATMX0027.TXT?  Do you cringe when program names are longer than 8 characters?  Do you type out and save a line of spaces before overwriting that line with what you wanted to type?  Do you save all your files in one huge directory?  Do you feel that when you run a program on command, the OS is actually scheduling a job in the background to run it at the current datetime?

    If so, you are not alone.  Speak with your local MAINFRAME PTSD representative for help and information on nearby support groups.



  • @Who_the_Fuck said:

    @stratos said:
    Can't we just keep calling it "sad" and be done
    with it?

    I agree. It's quite sad to have to stay at home during a vacation. Me, I just go into the office as per normal, except that, instead of doing work, I just hang out, mess around on the computers and stuff. It's amazing how much *stuff* you can get done when you're able to simply tell everyone who wants something from you, "Sorry; I'm on PTO."

     

    I think this is the saddest thing since Old Yeller died.  I would have had respect had you had said "I sit at home on my vacation with a bottle of rum, a jar of patrolium jelly and jerk off all day to 'Morbs and the Donkey, a Love Story'", but going to work on your vacation?  



  • @amischiefr said:

    I would have had respect had you had said "I sit at home on my vacation with a bottle of rum, a jar of patrolium jelly and jerk off all day to 'Morbs and the Donkey, a Love Story'", but going to work on your vacation?

    I hate that movie.  That goddamned donkey screwed me out of my half of the royalties.



  • @Xyro said:

    Ah well, another useful neologism totally misunderstood by marketing.

     

    You sure it's not just one of those "hot singles in your area" cases, where "your area" is guessed at via your IP or search history?



  • @Markp said:

    @Xyro said:
    Ah well, another useful neologism totally misunderstood by marketing.
    You sure it's not just one of those "hot singles in your area" cases, where "your area" is guessed at via your IP or search history?
    Yeah, it was a normal email sent by them. The bulk of the ad was an image, I'm not sure if it was embedded in the email or just an HTML email that references the image on the web. If it was just HTML, I suppose it could have had some some fancy dynamics on their side that would GET me the appropriate pitch depending on my IP. But I am over 100 miles away from NYC, and geo-ip location identification has always been very reliable where I'm at (for better or worse), so I'm concluding that they're just clueless.


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