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Amara

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3840 on: June 10, 2013, 11:01:10 PM »
Those pastries were not made by her. Rather they were purchased elsewhere. That didn't come out on the show but it did in follow-up articles.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3841 on: June 11, 2013, 08:45:12 AM »
I get the strange feeling this chick at my mom's work isn't gonna have to worry about lasting too long.

They make widgets, my mom works in the stock room. Yesterday one of the ladies on the floor came in, said she was working on a project and needed 4 of X part, which she didn't have a bag or label for (the parts come in individual bags that are labelled with how many of each part is required). Mom's partner-in-crime looks up the project, confirms it requires X part, gives the woman the parts and moves on. My mother then looks at the project herself, and notices that the project only calls for 2 of X.

She walks onto the floor to inquire further.

Upon being asked the woman produces her labeled bag, the one she said she didn't have, empties out 2 X, and hands them to my mother.

My mother has decreed that every time this woman comes into the stockroom for something it be signed for*, doesn't matter what.   


*Normally they simply assume that the part was forgotten when the project was put together and just record numbers on it, by signing for her parts this woman will now be first one asked if the numbers of them come out low.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3842 on: June 11, 2013, 01:59:46 PM »
I have seen people submit assignments with the placeholder text still in it.

Lorem ipsum...

I donít know if anyone lost their job over it, because I donít work for Chipotle, but I noticed a few months ago that Chipotleís to-go bags had that Lorem Ipsum placeholder text on the side. The whole side of the bag. I giggled to myself and wondered how many bags had been printed and how many people thought Chipotle was trying to be clever in (fake) LatinÖ

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3843 on: June 11, 2013, 02:24:46 PM »
I have seen people submit assignments with the placeholder text still in it.

Lorem ipsum...

I donít know if anyone lost their job over it, because I donít work for Chipotle, but I noticed a few months ago that Chipotleís to-go bags had that Lorem Ipsum placeholder text on the side. The whole side of the bag. I giggled to myself and wondered how many bags had been printed and how many people thought Chipotle was trying to be clever in (fake) LatinÖ

A few years back, my dh and I were at a big box hardware store when I noticed that the Spanish part of a sign was the Lorem Ipsum. This wasn't a temporary sign either, but a big one that advertised a section of the store. Oops.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3844 on: June 11, 2013, 02:29:43 PM »
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I donít know if anyone lost their job over it, because I donít work for Chipotle, but I noticed a few months ago that Chipotleís to-go bags had that Lorem Ipsum placeholder text on the side. The whole side of the bag. I giggled to myself and wondered how many bags had been printed and how many people thought Chipotle was trying to be clever in (fake) LatinÖ

It was deliberate. From a blog:
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So we turned to Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold for the truth: Is Chipotle's lorem ipsum a super-cerebral ad campaign, or a massive production error?

"It's not an accident, no," says Arnold. "It's sort of an inside joke. That block of copy is standard issue for people in advertising and design. We thought it would be funny to leave it in and see what sort of reaction it drew."

It was created by a San Francisco design firm called Sequence.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3845 on: June 11, 2013, 02:37:53 PM »
Way back to home-made versus not home-made:  I call the food I make out of separate ingredients that I purchase "home-assembled."  If I use a mix I also consider that "home-assembled."  If I were to pick apples from our trees and bake a cobbler, that would be home-made (don't look for me to do that any time soon.)  At our favorite restaurant they have a dessert chef on staff - that's what she told me she was - so I'm assuming their desserts are made on the premises.   

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3846 on: June 11, 2013, 08:03:34 PM »
If Dunkin' Donuts makes the simple and harmless mistake of forgetting to give you a receipt, don't go back in screaming at the employees, call them horrible racist slurs that would make Quentin Tarantino cringe, film it all on your iPhone, post the epic 8-minute rant on YouTube, and expect the world to be on your side. Guess what, it isn't. Congratulations, you are now the most awful person in the galaxy.

It's pretty safe to say that your budding career as a video spokesperson for the local restaurants and auto repair shops is over. I hope your super-duper uber-precious receipt was worth it.

Warning: NSFW in any way, shape, or form. Click here if you dare.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3847 on: June 11, 2013, 08:19:02 PM »
If Dunkin' Donuts makes the simple and harmless mistake of forgetting to give you a receipt, don't go back in screaming at the employees, call them horrible racist slurs that would make Quentin Tarantino cringe, film it all on your iPhone, post the epic 8-minute rant on YouTube, and expect the world to be on your side. Guess what, it isn't. Congratulations, you are now the most awful person in the galaxy.

It's pretty safe to say that your budding career as a video spokesperson for the local restaurants and auto repair shops is over. I hope your super-duper uber-precious receipt was worth it.

Warning: NSFW in any way, shape, or form. Click here if you dare.
I tried to watch that yesterday, I couldn't stomach more than a couple minutes before I turned it off.  What in the world gets into some people?
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3848 on: June 11, 2013, 08:21:17 PM »
Presented for your consideration is the story of Bela.

This is one from a good 20 years ago but it's a creepy classic.

Bela was an interesting character.  He was a Hungarian living in South Africa.  He was an Assyrioligist serving a year-long stint as a visiting scholar at a University in our city and doing his own research at the museum. 

Bela was handsome and engaging.  He had a good sense of humor and was generous with his time ank knowledge.  When he was studying inscriptions in the galleries he'd happily engage groups of school children and teach them how to pick out words in cuneiform.  The kids thought this was really cool. 

Bela was idiosyncratic.  He had a style of dress all his own.  a co-worker accurately described it as 'High tea on the rhino hunt'. 

Everyone who met Bela loved him.  We were all mystified when he suddenly disappeared from the University and the museum.   Some time later, we found out the story.

It turned out that delightful Bela was stalking the graduate student who was his research assistant.  One night, she woke up to hear noise outside her apartment door.  Groggy with sleep, she thought her cat might have gotten out and opened the door to let it back in.  Standing there was Bela...at three in the morning.   

jedikaiti

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3849 on: June 11, 2013, 09:30:39 PM »
OK, my imagination is running wild... "High tea on the rhino hunt"?
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3850 on: June 11, 2013, 10:21:07 PM »
OK, my imagination is running wild... "High tea on the rhino hunt"?

thick unruly hair
Pith helmet
thick glasses
3 piece suit
gold watch
signet ring
canvas overcoat
bushwalking boots in the winter
leather sandals in the summer
cane optional

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3851 on: June 12, 2013, 12:20:36 AM »
OK, my imagination is running wild... "High tea on the rhino hunt"?

thick unruly hair
Pith helmet
thick glasses
3 piece suit
gold watch
signet ring
canvas overcoat
bushwalking boots in the winter
leather sandals in the summer
cane optional

Pretty darn close.

jedikaiti

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3852 on: June 12, 2013, 01:04:47 AM »
Yep. I just added in a black cape with red lining in my imagination.
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3853 on: June 12, 2013, 05:43:56 AM »
If Dunkin' Donuts makes the simple and harmless mistake of forgetting to give you a receipt, don't go back in screaming at the employees, call them horrible racist slurs that would make Quentin Tarantino cringe, film it all on your iPhone, post the epic 8-minute rant on YouTube, and expect the world to be on your side. Guess what, it isn't. Congratulations, you are now the most awful person in the galaxy.

It's pretty safe to say that your budding career as a video spokesperson for the local restaurants and auto repair shops is over. I hope your super-duper uber-precious receipt was worth it.

Warning: NSFW in any way, shape, or form. Click here if you dare.

This was posted over in the Special Snowflakes thread first, but as I mentioned there this is PD as well, no one in their right mind would hire this idiot for anything now...

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3854 on: June 12, 2013, 07:11:32 AM »
If Dunkin' Donuts makes the simple and harmless mistake of forgetting to give you a receipt, don't go back in screaming at the employees, call them horrible racist slurs that would make Quentin Tarantino cringe, film it all on your iPhone, post the epic 8-minute rant on YouTube, and expect the world to be on your side. Guess what, it isn't. Congratulations, you are now the most awful person in the galaxy.

It's pretty safe to say that your budding career as a video spokesperson for the local restaurants and auto repair shops is over. I hope your super-duper uber-precious receipt was worth it.

Warning: NSFW in any way, shape, or form. Click here if you dare.

This was posted over in the Special Snowflakes thread first, but as I mentioned there this is PD as well, no one in their right mind would hire this idiot for anything now...

Of course they would...she has a business degree::)