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Cherry91

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4695 on: October 31, 2013, 01:37:33 PM »
A male art teacher at my old school lead a small school trip to Amsterdam and...

(you can all guess the direction this is going, can't you?)

...and decided an appropriate evening activity would be a trip to a local business... one where ladies are paid to dance and take their clothes off. Yes, he took a group of 15 years old boys to a strip club.

The trip was in the first week of the Easter holidays. One of the boys told their parents and they called the school. After Easter, we were simply told that Art Teacher was retiring effective immediately, but of course the news quickly got out.

Art Teacher's lucky he didn't end up on the Sex Offenders Register, considering that most of the boys he took to the club were underage... (age of consent in the UK is 16)
All will be well, and all manner of things will be well.

White Dragon

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4696 on: October 31, 2013, 02:08:09 PM »
I am not sure if this is PD or what, but being in the middle of it is getting annoying.

There is an agency we work with that makes "cookies" for us.

We feed these cookies to other departments in the agency, other agencies and a host of other people.

Sometimes we have to ask for the cookie to be changed -maybe it needs more icing, or less chocolate. Maybe we have to replace it with oatmeal raisin.
So I spend a lot of time swapping cookie recipes with this agency.

Lately, they have a new staff of bakers and things are getting...interesting.

I've sent in routine orders and gotten answers like:

"You need to get the recipe right the first time. This is too much work."
(Ummm....recipe changes come from the Master Baker, or from other Big Heads. Your job is to make them whatever cookies they need.)

"We don't know where your cookie is and we're not going to look for it. You have to wait until it shows up."
(But....it's two weeks late. And the Head Baker wants it.)

"If you change the recipe, we won't give you a new cookie. You'll have to make the changes on the one you have and use that one."
(I'm sure the delivery staff, and the cashier will be happy when they realize they don't know what cookies to deliver or charge for!)

So when the Master Baker and Chief Chef ask me about where the cookies are and why do we have the wrong batch, I just send them a copy of the order and all the responses I've gotten to my questions.

I am told there is going to be a meeting soon to discuss baking procedures.
I sure hope so!
« Last Edit: October 31, 2013, 05:55:00 PM by White Dragon »
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4697 on: October 31, 2013, 03:35:40 PM »
My sister works with a woman we'll call Marsha. Marsha has decided out of the blue recently that she hates my sister, its okay to talk snotty to her and to attempt to get her fired. My sister had no problem with Marsha until all that behavior started. So this lead up to a new problem. Everyone in their branch of the company was going to dress in a particular theme for Halloween (while at work). Marsha randomly came up to my sister and snapped "You're way too excited about this. It must be nice to have time to waste on stupid things, but I have a life, a husband, a kid, a job and a fridge to clean. I don't have time to waste on stupid things like this."  ??? This did not refer to the company fridge, btw

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4698 on: October 31, 2013, 03:42:39 PM »
My sister works with a woman we'll call Marsha. Marsha has decided out of the blue recently that she hates my sister, its okay to talk snotty to her and to attempt to get her fired. My sister had no problem with Marsha until all that behavior started. So this lead up to a new problem. Everyone in their branch of the company was going to dress in a particular theme for Halloween (while at work). Marsha randomly came up to my sister and snapped "You're way too excited about this. It must be nice to have time to waste on stupid things, but I have a life, a husband, a kid, a job and a fridge to clean. I don't have time to waste on stupid things like this."  ??? This did not refer to the company fridge, btw

I am so stealing this whenever I am too busy!  LOL!  "Jayhawk, could you please send me that report?"  "Are you kidding? I HAVE A FRIDGE TO CLEAN!"

laud_shy_girl

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4699 on: October 31, 2013, 03:45:41 PM »
I am not sure if this is PD or what, but being in the middle of it is getting annoying.

There is an agency we work with that makes "cookies" for us.

We feed these cookies to other departments in the agency, other agencies and a host of other people.

Sometimes we have to ask for the cookie to be changed -maybe it needs more icing, or less chocolate. Maybe we have to replace it with oatmeal raisin.
So I spend a lot of time swapping cookie recipes with this agency.

Lately, they have a new staff of bakers and things are getting...interesting.

I've sent in routine orders and gotten answers like:

"You need to get the recipe right the first time. This is too much work."
(Ummm....recipe changes come from the Master Baker, or from other Big Heads. Your job is to make them whatever cookies they need.)

"We don't know where your cookie is and we're not going to look for it. You have to wait until it shows up."
(But....it's two weeks late. And the Head Baker wants it.)

"If you change the recipe, we won't give you a new cookie. You'll have to make the changes on the one you have and use that one."
(I'm sure the delivery staff, and the cashier will be happy when they realize they don't know what cookies to deliver or charge for!)

So when the Master Baker and Chief Chef ask me about where the cookies are and why do was have the wrong batch, I just send them a copy of the order and all the responses I've gotten to my questions.

I am told there is going to be a meeting soon to discuss baking procedures.
I sure hope so!


Now I want cookies.   ??? ::) ;D
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4700 on: October 31, 2013, 04:04:08 PM »
I am not sure if this is PD or what, but being in the middle of it is getting annoying.

There is an agency we work with that makes "cookies" for us.

We feed these cookies to other departments in the agency, other agencies and a host of other people.

Sometimes we have to ask for the cookie to be changed -maybe it needs more icing, or less chocolate. Maybe we have to replace it with oatmeal raisin.
So I spend a lot of time swapping cookie recipes with this agency.

Lately, they have a new staff of bakers and things are getting...interesting.

I've sent in routine orders and gotten answers like:

"You need to get the recipe right the first time. This is too much work."
(Ummm....recipe changes come from the Master Baker, or from other Big Heads. Your job is to make them whatever cookies they need.)

"We don't know where your cookie is and we're not going to look for it. You have to wait until it shows up."
(But....it's two weeks late. And the Head Baker wants it.)

"If you change the recipe, we won't give you a new cookie. You'll have to make the changes on the one you have and use that one."
(I'm sure the delivery staff, and the cashier will be happy when they realize they don't know what cookies to deliver or charge for!)

So when the Master Baker and Chief Chef ask me about where the cookies are and why do was have the wrong batch, I just send them a copy of the order and all the responses I've gotten to my questions.

I am told there is going to be a meeting soon to discuss baking procedures.
I sure hope so!


Now I want cookies.   ??? ::) ;D
Me too, and could you add more frosting and more chocolate?

Are all of the responses from the same baker or is the whole kitchen falling on their spatula?
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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4701 on: October 31, 2013, 04:31:11 PM »
I am not sure if this is PD or what, but being in the middle of it is getting annoying.

There is an agency we work with that makes "cookies" for us.

We feed these cookies to other departments in the agency, other agencies and a host of other people.

Sometimes we have to ask for the cookie to be changed -maybe it needs more icing, or less chocolate. Maybe we have to replace it with oatmeal raisin.
So I spend a lot of time swapping cookie recipes with this agency.

Lately, they have a new staff of bakers and things are getting...interesting.

I've sent in routine orders and gotten answers like:

"You need to get the recipe right the first time. This is too much work."
(Ummm....recipe changes come from the Master Baker, or from other Big Heads. Your job is to make them whatever cookies they need.)

"We don't know where your cookie is and we're not going to look for it. You have to wait until it shows up."
(But....it's two weeks late. And the Head Baker wants it.)

"If you change the recipe, we won't give you a new cookie. You'll have to make the changes on the one you have and use that one."
(I'm sure the delivery staff, and the cashier will be happy when they realize they don't know what cookies to deliver or charge for!)

So when the Master Baker and Chief Chef ask me about where the cookies are and why do was have the wrong batch, I just send them a copy of the order and all the responses I've gotten to my questions.

I am told there is going to be a meeting soon to discuss baking procedures.
I sure hope so!


Now I want cookies.   ??? ::) ;D
Me too, and could you add more frosting and more chocolate?

Are all of the responses from the same baker or is the whole kitchen falling on their spatula?

But will they be onion chip cookies?
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White Dragon

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4702 on: October 31, 2013, 05:53:26 PM »
I am not sure if this is PD or what, but being in the middle of it is getting annoying.

There is an agency we work with that makes "cookies" for us.

We feed these cookies to other departments in the agency, other agencies and a host of other people.

Sometimes we have to ask for the cookie to be changed -maybe it needs more icing, or less chocolate. Maybe we have to replace it with oatmeal raisin.
So I spend a lot of time swapping cookie recipes with this agency.

Lately, they have a new staff of bakers and things are getting...interesting.

I've sent in routine orders and gotten answers like:

"You need to get the recipe right the first time. This is too much work."
(Ummm....recipe changes come from the Master Baker, or from other Big Heads. Your job is to make them whatever cookies they need.)

"We don't know where your cookie is and we're not going to look for it. You have to wait until it shows up."
(But....it's two weeks late. And the Head Baker wants it.)

"If you change the recipe, we won't give you a new cookie. You'll have to make the changes on the one you have and use that one."
(I'm sure the delivery staff, and the cashier will be happy when they realize they don't know what cookies to deliver or charge for!)

So when the Master Baker and Chief Chef ask me about where the cookies are and why do was have the wrong batch, I just send them a copy of the order and all the responses I've gotten to my questions.

I am told there is going to be a meeting soon to discuss baking procedures.
I sure hope so!


Now I want cookies.   ??? ::) ;D
Me too, and could you add more frosting and more chocolate?

Are all of the responses from the same baker or is the whole kitchen falling on their spatula?

They are pretty much all from the same baker, but I think he is speaking for the whole bag of nuts because he uses "we" a lot.
So either he is speaking for the group or speaking from the throne. (The royal kind, not the other kind...)
"I think her scattergun was only loaded with commas and full-stops, although some of them cuddled together for warmth and produced little baby colons and semi-colons." ~ Margo


LazyDaisy

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4703 on: October 31, 2013, 06:28:40 PM »
I am not sure if this is PD or what, but being in the middle of it is getting annoying.

There is an agency we work with that makes "cookies" for us.

We feed these cookies to other departments in the agency, other agencies and a host of other people.

Sometimes we have to ask for the cookie to be changed -maybe it needs more icing, or less chocolate. Maybe we have to replace it with oatmeal raisin.
So I spend a lot of time swapping cookie recipes with this agency.

Lately, they have a new staff of bakers and things are getting...interesting.

I've sent in routine orders and gotten answers like:

"You need to get the recipe right the first time. This is too much work."
(Ummm....recipe changes come from the Master Baker, or from other Big Heads. Your job is to make them whatever cookies they need.)

"We don't know where your cookie is and we're not going to look for it. You have to wait until it shows up."
(But....it's two weeks late. And the Head Baker wants it.)

"If you change the recipe, we won't give you a new cookie. You'll have to make the changes on the one you have and use that one."
(I'm sure the delivery staff, and the cashier will be happy when they realize they don't know what cookies to deliver or charge for!)

So when the Master Baker and Chief Chef ask me about where the cookies are and why do was have the wrong batch, I just send them a copy of the order and all the responses I've gotten to my questions.

I am told there is going to be a meeting soon to discuss baking procedures.
I sure hope so!


Now I want cookies.   ??? ::) ;D
Me too, and could you add more frosting and more chocolate?

Are all of the responses from the same baker or is the whole kitchen falling on their spatula?

They are pretty much all from the same baker, but I think he is speaking for the whole bag of nuts because he uses "we" a lot.
So either he is speaking for the group or speaking from the throne. (The royal kind, not the other kind...)
Or he could be imagining that he is speaking for the group, without actually being anointed by the watery tart who throws swords.  >:D
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4704 on: October 31, 2013, 07:06:55 PM »
I am not sure if this is PD or what, but being in the middle of it is getting annoying.

There is an agency we work with that makes "cookies" for us.

We feed these cookies to other departments in the agency, other agencies and a host of other people.

Sometimes we have to ask for the cookie to be changed -maybe it needs more icing, or less chocolate. Maybe we have to replace it with oatmeal raisin.
So I spend a lot of time swapping cookie recipes with this agency.

Lately, they have a new staff of bakers and things are getting...interesting.

I've sent in routine orders and gotten answers like:

"You need to get the recipe right the first time. This is too much work."
(Ummm....recipe changes come from the Master Baker, or from other Big Heads. Your job is to make them whatever cookies they need.)

"We don't know where your cookie is and we're not going to look for it. You have to wait until it shows up."
(But....it's two weeks late. And the Head Baker wants it.)

"If you change the recipe, we won't give you a new cookie. You'll have to make the changes on the one you have and use that one."
(I'm sure the delivery staff, and the cashier will be happy when they realize they don't know what cookies to deliver or charge for!)

So when the Master Baker and Chief Chef ask me about where the cookies are and why do was have the wrong batch, I just send them a copy of the order and all the responses I've gotten to my questions.

I am told there is going to be a meeting soon to discuss baking procedures.
I sure hope so!


Now I want cookies.   ??? ::) ;D
Me too, and could you add more frosting and more chocolate?

Are all of the responses from the same baker or is the whole kitchen falling on their spatula?

They are pretty much all from the same baker, but I think he is speaking for the whole bag of nuts because he uses "we" a lot.
So either he is speaking for the group or speaking from the throne. (The royal kind, not the other kind...)

"The royal 'we', the editorial 'we', or the 'we' of people with tapeworms."
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laud_shy_girl

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4705 on: October 31, 2013, 07:09:51 PM »
I am not sure if this is PD or what, but being in the middle of it is getting annoying.

There is an agency we work with that makes "cookies" for us.

We feed these cookies to other departments in the agency, other agencies and a host of other people.

Sometimes we have to ask for the cookie to be changed -maybe it needs more icing, or less chocolate. Maybe we have to replace it with oatmeal raisin.
So I spend a lot of time swapping cookie recipes with this agency.

Lately, they have a new staff of bakers and things are getting...interesting.

I've sent in routine orders and gotten answers like:

"You need to get the recipe right the first time. This is too much work."
(Ummm....recipe changes come from the Master Baker, or from other Big Heads. Your job is to make them whatever cookies they need.)

"We don't know where your cookie is and we're not going to look for it. You have to wait until it shows up."
(But....it's two weeks late. And the Head Baker wants it.)

"If you change the recipe, we won't give you a new cookie. You'll have to make the changes on the one you have and use that one."
(I'm sure the delivery staff, and the cashier will be happy when they realize they don't know what cookies to deliver or charge for!)

So when the Master Baker and Chief Chef ask me about where the cookies are and why do was have the wrong batch, I just send them a copy of the order and all the responses I've gotten to my questions.

I am told there is going to be a meeting soon to discuss baking procedures.
I sure hope so!


Now I want cookies.   ??? ::) ;D
Me too, and could you add more frosting and more chocolate?

Are all of the responses from the same baker or is the whole kitchen falling on their spatula?

They are pretty much all from the same baker, but I think he is speaking for the whole bag of nuts because he uses "we" a lot.
So either he is speaking for the group or speaking from the throne. (The royal kind, not the other kind...)

"The royal 'we', the editorial 'we', or the 'we' of people with tapeworms."

I don't know if it's just that I am tired or being pregnant, but this exchange has me crying with laughter. DH thinks I'm being weired. I love this site.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4706 on: October 31, 2013, 09:03:51 PM »
There's some lovely over here..

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4707 on: October 31, 2013, 10:51:23 PM »
Sigh.  Onion chip cookies.    ;D

Is it sad that I think the mention of them is hilarious, while I think the original occurrence as posted was a little sad?  I'd have been crushed if I were the child they happened to.  Am I bad to find it after the fact funny?
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4708 on: November 01, 2013, 03:11:26 AM »
Now I want cookies.   ??? ::) ;D
Me too, and could you add more frosting and more chocolate?

Are all of the responses from the same baker or is the whole kitchen falling on their spatula?

They are pretty much all from the same baker, but I think he is speaking for the whole bag of nuts because he uses "we" a lot.
So either he is speaking for the group or speaking from the throne. (The royal kind, not the other kind...)

"The royal 'we', the editorial 'we', or the 'we' of people with tapeworms."

But is it a giant Satanic tapeworm called George?

(Despite the obscurity of that reference, I fully expect at least one EHellion to recognise the source! ;D)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4709 on: November 01, 2013, 04:24:24 AM »
Sigh.  Onion chip cookies.    ;D

Is it sad that I think the mention of them is hilarious, while I think the original occurrence as posted was a little sad?  I'd have been crushed if I were the child they happened to.  Am I bad to find it after the fact funny?

There were really onion chip cookies? I thought that was whimsical hilarity. What have I missed?
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