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I have actually, no-lie or exaggeration, had 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' play in a nightmare I had. It was stuck in my head all that day and it -invaded my dreams-. I swear to god sometimes that Mariah Carey is an actual siren, luring people into madness...
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Just jumping in to add another funny/sad iphone hoax I found out recently: Adding your own phone jack. With a powerdrill. Sooooo many gullible people. >.
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For the 'louder' guys I would just write shit down and hand it over with a smile. They always got the most sour expression but they paid for their stuff and I never got in trouble.
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Sadly, Lightning, it's not like that in the US. One of the reasons women here don't say "not interested" and instead say stuff like "I have a boyfriend/I'm married" is because we've recently had a number of murders/grievous injuries where the rejected man has attacked the woman for saying no. It's not a cop-out, it's a 'if I tell the truth this crazy fucker might kill me'.
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This drives me -mad-. I'm from a bad neighboorhood in a very, very large city. I now live in the Midwest. My husband tells me it's a small-town thing, but I go to the mall and watch these kids running around and I can't even tell where their parents are until a call goes out from half-way across the food court!
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TBH, I'm coming down on the side of Rebecca here. Maybe her review of the place was kinda dumb as regards the atmosphere of the place, but she said absolutely -nothing- that would suggest she get publicly called out -literally on the street-. That's completely unprofessional and over-the-top. She didn't like something the business put out publically, she made a note of it on a review. That's... what reviews are for. They're one person's opinion of a place or service or piece of consumable media. The business was out of line.
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It's... a really seriously fucked up ad targeted to women, playing off the old (super disgusting) idea that a somewhat attractive woman will look even more attractive next to the 'ugly' friend. Thus, the connection with girly drinks, the beach, and shopping. Girlfriend as in 'girl that is your friend', not as in like, boyfriend/girlfriend.
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I dunno... As long as they're responding in some way, nonverbally or whatever, and following directions, then I don't see this as rude. I usually have my headphones in when I go into stores due to severe anxiety. I leave one out so I can listen/respond to my environment, but on a bad day the cashier gets a smile, a nod, and payment and then I'm on my way. People are so damn quick to judge...
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after years of interpreting....creative spelling in previous jobs: Garage Sale Garage Sale Come to be amazed
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Honestly, still bummed out about this one. -Really- loved this little piece of tech, and it was sturdy and lasted me a -long- time (through about 4 different eras of iPods, I think) until I got a big chunk of dead pixels in the screen and it stopped being supported. The ability to share songs and stuff was really pretty cool.
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It's a real thing!! http://www.lovelandpuffandpaint.com/ Oh Colorado.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2016 on Puff and Paint at Retail Hell Underground
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Different corporate cultures have different rules about drinking on the job. I worked for a major, major insurance company and during their employee appreciation days they would have people go through the office with coolers of bottled beer and on Friday of that week, until it got too expensive, they would call a beer truck in and do beer, barbeque, and live music. It was only 1 week a year, but many departments (including the client-facing departments and agents) were allowed a 2 drink minimum at lunch. It was just the way the company was.
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Yeah, I'm going to have to agree that it's the people that break the 'right of way' laws that lead to most of these accidents. The people in the on-ramp lane are just going with the flow of traffic (even if it is fast and dumb). I see more accidents caused by people trying to be nice and let someone through, almost always on those roads with the center turning lane.
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I would have -loved- to, except she was the owner/HR manager/lead doctor in the practice. I ended up leaving that clinic after she told me that the only way she would pay for my company-mandated scrub uniform was if I got the exact style and size that she picked (which was 2 sizes larger than my actual size) because I had "bad taste".
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Pat, I'd like to buy an "E"...
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This is a longer one (and fits in with bad bosses, too). I had a boss that would repeatedly call me Igor. As in "Come on, Igor, lets move." She clearly thought it was funny- and would imitate the stereotypical 'limp/drag' motion of the character from the movies/cartoons/etc. The reason I gained this nickname? I had to wear a full leg brace to work, because a degenerative disorder meant I had lost all the cartilage in my knees. For anyone who has pets, you've probably seen that technicians and vets frequently get down on the animal's level, bend, lift, etc, etc. This same boss replied to my request to stop the namecalling by staring at me with complete incomprehension and saying, "It was just a joke. You'll get over it." It made the clients really uncomfortable when they'd see her make fun of me- and she never in over a year of working there seemed to notice...
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Those people piss me off so much because they really do give the folks that need help a bad name. I can give a little insight into the 'I'd rather have the money' statement though. Most homeless shelters will give the people enough food for the day (3 meals) but will not provide things like socks, underwear, deodorant, or soap, so they need money in order to buy those things more than they need the food. The signs usually say 'Hungry' cause people are more sympathetic to that than someone saying "Need money for toiletries to feel human again".
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