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Tisiphone
Just another girl computer geek...
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Imagine what the kid with Grandma-from-hell will be like when she's 16 and has gotten everything she ever wanted by screaming and crying.
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Its the "sweetheart" that really makes me go, "oh... HELL no, you didn't..."
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2010 on Douchebag Week at Retail Hell Underground
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I've had one of those dang cards for a small amount of money burning a hole in my pocket for a couple months now, and I don't want to use it because its such a pain for both the cashier and the customer to use. I'll be sure and double check the balance, before I inevitably use it, now!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2010 on Dumbass Gift Card Custys at Retail Hell Underground
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That was quite epic.
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I wonder if he had any concept that there is such a thing as a specialty cake store, and not just the grocery. Silver frosting, though! That sounds pretty! ^_^
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Thanks for doing that. Getting one's credit card stolen really sucks.
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That, "Good Samaritan" scam really pisses me off. Druggies in my city use it on tourists all the time, "I need to get home but I can't afford a train ticket... my mom and dad will pay you back!
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As long as you shred all your paystubs and schedules and stuff that would be useful to identity theives / stalkers / angry exes...
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Between the town my parents live in and my own, there is Uberfamous Upper Middle Class McMansionville (tm). On no fewer than 3 occasions of having to stop there off the interstate at the gas station or drug store, I've seen similar women driving luxury cars have multiple credit cards declined for really minor purchases, like sodas. At least none of them verbally blamed it on the cashier. There's where the credit crisis came from, folks! :)
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The again, nobody wants to get pap smears, either... I'm not sure who has the worse end of the deal there...
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People watch, if you have the time some year. VD brings out all the boyfriends and husbands who don't ever do a single household chore or a bit of cooking until VD or an anniversary (if they remember it). They scramble from aisle to aisle trying to find basic things like milk and eggs. The look of sheer panic and embarrassment at being in one of those "women places" is clear on their face. If another guy every looks over at me while I'm forced to go shopping that afternoon and asks me anything that starts with, "you're a woman, you MUST know (insert cooking or cleaning function, here)", I am going to deck him for not being able to do a Google search.
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What an adventure, moving to another country! Good for you. Don't let anybody judge you.
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People like that are the reason why I will always be a member of at least one Dungeons and Dragons games.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2010 on Hell's Party Girl at Retail Hell Underground
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It makes me think of my time as a phone company monkey, where I would regularly have to call another carrier with a call center in India. These poor guys obviously had a timed script for all of their interaction with the outside world. But it wasn't just, "How may I assist you", it was a long list of annoying, ridiculous, personal questions and responses. At a particular time, they would ask you what city you were from. At another, what kind of sports you liked, and who your favorite player was. Stuff like that. They obviously both did not care and had little knowledge of American sports. We heard it so often, and they said it in such a miserable, monotone voice, that was would be half-way between joking about it and feeling absolutely horrible. Its bad enough that most of those call centers make the people adopt a fake American name and pretend to be in the US. Something I like about telecommunications work is talking to interesting people from different cultures, all over the world. But its easy for customers to tell when a certain phrase or conversation is scripted, and most customers hate it.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2010 on Nurse's Asshat Patients at Retail Hell Underground
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All of the cops and security guards on RHU are incredibly awesome...
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"...and a water ride themed around a movie you can't buy in the United States." I am so curious what this is... I am going to have to find the right Google search...
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That's awesome, somebody has a closet full of jeans with tag-sized holes in them. Make sure you attach the tags to the rear or the crotch, in the future
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Yes, you really should have faked injury.
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Even small disasters draw out the worst and the best in different people...
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2010 on Grocery Store Blizzard at Retail Hell Underground
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I wish more people would read this story than the ones on here. I wish 'Mold Slavey' upper management would read it.
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As official virus cleaning lackey (tm), I forsee much entertainment for your Geek Squad in the near future... (grar, use antivirus, already!)
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This is hanging in our help desk...:)
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2010 on Awesome Signage at Retail Hell Underground
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But he does have to make sure to be 'godly' enough to buy Kosher food! -_-;
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Look on ebay. You can find plenty of "designer" dresses for sale out of China which are infinitely cheaper knockoffs of high end retailers' clothes. They just recently cracked down on fake designer handbags. Even a lot of the cheap purse kiosks at the mall sell (obvious) fakes of designer brands.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2010 on Return Shenanigans at Retail Hell Underground
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S., that made my day. You rock.
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