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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6045 on: December 07, 2012, 01:27:32 PM »
I have cross-posted this to Professional Darwinism thread.  I just had a completely mind-boggling experience at a local fast food place.

I drove up to the drive thru, which was not terribly busy.  Please note that on the drive-thru menu, a number 6 is listed as a chicken sandwich.  I had to wait at the drive through speaker for several minutes, occasionally asking, "Hello?"  and hearing no response.  I was about to pull through and leave when the attendant finally answered. I asked for a number 6, which again, was listed as a chicken sandwich meal with a Coke.

The attendant said, "OK, a double cheeseburger combo and a Coke?"

I said, "No, ma'am, a number 6, a chicken sandwich with a Coke, please."

"A number 6 is a double cheeseburger combo, honey." She replied in a rather snotty tone.

"Well, that's wrong," she said.

"OK, could I please have whatever combo includes a chicken sandwich?" I asked.

Already a little irritated because I was sucked into pretty pointless sandwich debate, I pulled forward and paid for my meal.  I paid with a $10 and was supposed to receive$3.97 in change.   Rude Attendant, the same one I'd been talking to earlier, handed me $.97 in change, without a word, and then turned her back on me to talk to one of her coworkers. When she reached out to hand me my drink, I said, "Ma'am, I paid with a a$10, I have $3 in change due." "Well, I've already shut the register drawer," she said, rolling her eyes. One of her coworkers overheard this exchange and offered her the register key. Rude Attendant realized the coworker had overheard and said, "Yeah, I took her$3.  She caught me.  I'm trying to steal a whopping $3 from her." in this loud, sarcastic voice and laughed really loud, like I was a completely ridiculous person for wanting my change back. At the point, I had my Icily Polite Face on and was composing a complaint letter in my head. Rude Attendant handed me my bag of food. I checked the bag and saw my sandwich, so I pulled away, only to hear, "WAIT!" Rude Attendant had put my sandwich on top of items that belonged in an order another employee was putting together. I had to hand my bag back to Rude Attendant so she could straighten it out. At this point, I was holding my tongue because I was REALLY afraid I would say something horribly rude. Rude Attendant shoved the bag toward me. I took it, without checking it (my fault) and when I got home, I realized that Rude Attendant still ended up giving me the wrong bag. I ended up with a double cheeseburger afterall. (Facepalm.) I don't think I'm going to bother with a letter to management, because there's no chance I'm ever going back to this restaurant. Somewhere around the change issue, I started wondering whether I was on one of those "What Would You Do?" shows on ABC. Wow. Such complete ineptitude and contempt for fellow human beings. I really, truly hope this person was new, because I hate to think about someone with that attitude and aptitude having consistent long-term employment. Location: Philadelphia, PA #### jedikaiti • Swiss Army Nerd • Member • Posts: 2886 • A pie in the hand is worth two in the mail. ##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt « Reply #6046 on: December 07, 2012, 02:03:01 PM » I just made my own head hurt... in my defense, my sinuses have been acting up all week. I looked away from the screen, looked back, and saw the post below for the first time. I read it as "Whenever I would stop at the local 7-11 for foie gras..." HUH? I just remembered this one from many years ago. Whenever I would stop at the local 7-11 for gas, I would always write a check and make it for five or ten dollars over the amount so I could have some cash for the day. I had stopped and bought gas, say ten dollars worth and wrote the check for fifteen dollars. What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science! "The problem with re-examining your brilliant ideas is that more often than not, you discover they are the intellectual equivalent of saying, 'Hold my beer and watch this!'" - Cindy Couture #### hjaye • Member • Posts: 1013 ##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt « Reply #6047 on: December 07, 2012, 02:56:12 PM » Regarding the 7-11 check one, but if you had$10 gas and $5 back and the check was for$15, it would balance correctly in the register when she gave you the $5 bill. Or did you mean that she wrote that the cash back was$15 and not 5?

Yes but it was just a ten dollar sale.  She could input that she was given fifteen dollars and five dollars came back to me as change, but she was ringing it up as a fifteen dollar sale, but still giving me back my five dollars in cash.

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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6048 on: December 07, 2012, 03:19:26 PM »
I guess the point I was trying to make is that it kind of depends on the cash register/computer system that you are recording the sale in.  Perhaps the clerk was doing it the way she has to to make it work.  ?
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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6049 on: December 07, 2012, 06:13:35 PM »
WolfWench wrote:

"It was meant to be "relook the hover on the questions"."

OK, with that clarification, it makes my brain hurt.  Relook?  I can see why autocorrect tried to fix that.

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My brain still hurts. I understand the "hover" part, but what the heck does "relook" mean? I thought it was a typo and you meant to write "rehook" which would reconnect the hover function to the popup help.  Then again, I'm not in IT and many things about computers confuse me.

relook mean to check again. usually to check for faults or errors.
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« Reply #6050 on: December 07, 2012, 07:06:10 PM »
This is a case where I think I will just have to agree that it really depends on what sort of accounting system the store uses, and let it go.

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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6051 on: December 07, 2012, 10:00:11 PM »
WolfWench wrote:

"It was meant to be "relook the hover on the questions"."

OK, with that clarification, it makes my brain hurt.  Relook?  I can see why autocorrect tried to fix that.

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My brain still hurts. I understand the "hover" part, but what the heck does "relook" mean? I thought it was a typo and you meant to write "rehook" which would reconnect the hover function to the popup help.  Then again, I'm not in IT and many things about computers confuse me.

relook mean to check again. usually to check for faults or errors.
Aha! That makes sense to me.  Check the "hover" function for the "question" drop down menu.  Of course, it's so obvious.  How could I missed that?
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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6052 on: December 08, 2012, 07:12:58 AM »
This is more of a funny brain-hurt. Car-pool buddy and I were on the way home from work today, and he asked if I needed to do any shopping. I said no. He didn't either, as he had done 'his big grocery shop' yesterday - seven cans of cashews.

I just about fell over laughing. Seriously, that's IT? For the whole week?? Seven cans of cashews?!!?

As it turns out, he also bought egg-nog, chips and a pie. No, he isn't having a party. That was what he wanted to eat.
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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6053 on: December 08, 2012, 08:57:06 AM »
A literal brain hurt.   One morning my middle son (10) came downstairs saying "My brain hurts!"  (yes, I did say "It will have to come out!")

The part that hurt my brain? He insisted it was NOT a headache, just that his brain hurt.  Um, what do you think a headache is, kiddo? He was holding his head and everything.

My sister said this a couple of times to our mom as a preteen. Sis was starting to have migraines, so it wasn't a headache because the pain was so much worse.
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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6054 on: December 08, 2012, 01:50:53 PM »
This is more of a funny brain-hurt. Car-pool buddy and I were on the way home from work today, and he asked if I needed to do any shopping. I said no. He didn't either, as he had done 'his big grocery shop' yesterday - seven cans of cashews.

I just about fell over laughing. Seriously, that's IT? For the whole week?? Seven cans of cashews?!!?

As it turns out, he also bought egg-nog, chips and a pie. No, he isn't having a party. That was what he wanted to eat.

Yum!  I guess he is not pregnant, and maybe once in a while that is ok?  If he drinks that with juice or has fruit, and maybe frozen veggies...
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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6055 on: December 08, 2012, 03:45:44 PM »
This is more of a funny brain-hurt. Car-pool buddy and I were on the way home from work today, and he asked if I needed to do any shopping. I said no. He didn't either, as he had done 'his big grocery shop' yesterday - seven cans of cashews.

I just about fell over laughing. Seriously, that's IT? For the whole week?? Seven cans of cashews?!!?

As it turns out, he also bought egg-nog, chips and a pie. No, he isn't having a party. That was what he wanted to eat.

Yum!  I guess he is not pregnant, and maybe once in a while that is ok?  If he drinks that with juice or has fruit, and maybe frozen veggies...

LOL! No. He does eat some decent food, but he's not much for veggies - I tease him about his addiction to pie and all things sugary. The sudden cashew addiction threw me off.

The other minor brain-hurt was that he decided to buy seven cans because he bought five the week before and it wasn't enough to last. He ate them ALL.
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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6056 on: December 08, 2012, 03:53:36 PM »
I used to have a coworker who complained about how much money he spent on food.  It turned out that he ate out ALL THE TIME - breakfast, lunch, and dinner.   I was like "Well, duh - if you buy groceries and cook them yourself, you'll save a fortune."

A week later, he said proudly "You were so right!  I bought all my food from a grocery store this week, and it was a lot cheaper.".  His store of choice?  7/11.  (Which, for anyone who doesn't know, is a convenience store chain that has a pretty limited stock and charges a heckuva lot more than "regular" grocery stores.).  Ah well, baby steps, I guess.

The kicker, though, is that we both worked in the I.T. department of Safeway - a major grocery store chain!

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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6057 on: December 08, 2012, 07:52:58 PM »
DH and I recently bought a new (to us!) second-hand car.  This is fairly significant because since moving to our current city 4 years ago we've lived car-free, using bicycles and public transport.  It's been fun, but we made the lifestyle choice that we want to have a vehicle again.  The car we got is fantastic - very small and compact for city use, fairly economical to run, but also has a powerful engine so suits DH's mechanically minded sensibilities.

DH took the new car around to show my brother and sister-in-law.   My SIL simply could not get her head around why we'd bought such a small car.      "That trunk is so tiny, how will you fit your groceries in it?"    was just one of the many concerns she kept expressing.

She didn't seem to understand that we've managed just fine for 4 years with no car, and that ANY car is going to significantly improve the convenience of shopping etc!  Nothing DH said could convince her that the car is exactly what we want and will make our lives much better!    (Incidentally, the grocery store is less than 5 minutes WALK from our house.  We either walk down or if we need a big shop then we order online and get free delivery.  Really the car makes little difference to that!)   Sure, if we want to buy a giant piece of furniture or similar then we'd probably have trouble transporting it, but that applies to most cars!   We've since been around in circles a few times with SIL, but she still doesn't seem to get it.  Our lifestyles are just very different, clearly!     We are having a baby in the new year which is potentially impacting on her perspective, but again, having a car can only make things easier for that, we don't need to go from no car to a giant people mover just because of a new baby!!!   We have no need or desire to own one of those gigantic tank-sized strollers anyway, so the fact I can't fit one in the car won't be an issue...  there really is more than enough room for the baby and any other paraphenalia - it's not as if we got a 2 seater sports car!
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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6058 on: December 08, 2012, 08:01:12 PM »
Today I got in line behind three heavily-made up teenagers at Target. (Expensive bags, foundation so thick you could frost a cake with it, all in tight leggings and short shirts, all in Uggs.) For some reason, they all decided to turn fully around and stare at me. Full-on staring. I don't know why. I was wearing jeans, tennis shoes, and a black hoodie that said "My Hometown Martial Arts: Krav Maga Division" on it. They just kept looking at me so eventually I got tired of politely avoiding eye contact and I just stared right back at them. After a few seconds of that, I reached over and grabbed a refill of those Gillette Pro-Glide razor blades (yes, for men. The razors they make for women are of much poorer quality than men's razors.) One of the teenage girls apparently found this hilarious and almost immediately started smirking and making facial expressions like she was trying to hold back laughter. Soon they all caught the silent giggles and turned back around to finish their purchases. It was honestly the weirdest "exchange" with people I've ever had.  I actually went back to my car to see if my hair was totally messed up or my fly was down. Nope, nothing.

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##### Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6059 on: December 09, 2012, 04:13:06 AM »
Maybe they were playing with you, trying to see how you'd react?  That's the first thing that comes to mind for me.
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