start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3

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Yippee-IA, Motherf***ers! IRRATIONALLY ANGRY PT. 2: Irrationally Angrier

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:18 (five years ago) link

this is definitely an innocuous thing and it makes me more mildly annoyed than IA, but i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:22 (five years ago) link

Tweets from highly and justly esteemed writers which are noting but their next bookstore signing, and (barf) the most asskissing, "now blurb meee" kind of blurbs (retweeted by blurbee of course) Cmon gimmee freebie culture dammit! Comedians even worse but ft

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:45 (five years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (five years ago) link

i find myself getting very ia at people who dont interrogate conversation, who just wait to talk and continue to talk talk talk and barely acknowledge other contributions

i like conversation when it is like a game of tennis. i do not enjoy being the backyard wall against which you repeatedly smash your 'conversation'

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:49 (five years ago) link

a) never ever go on facebook; it is the absolute worst

b) unless you are drunk and desperately seeking human contact; even then it will be a mistake

c) would totally become unhelpfully drunk with jbr/dow/veg tho!

d) first round's on veg

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 January 2015 06:49 (five years ago) link

all round to my place for fap :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 07:22 (five years ago) link

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (five years ago) link

-pizza places that don't sell pizza by the slice

(I politely walked out of two pizza places in one day because the first one didn't sell slices after 6 pm and the second one told me there'd be a 15 minute wait because "our slicing pizza is still in the oven.' this was the one time in my life I was tempted to get on Yelp and write some irate reviews)

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:50 (five years ago) link

overly tailored tshirts on casual friday (ie neatly rolled up sleeves, tucked in etc)

just relax and wear a damn tshirt.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 (five years ago) link

Needing to work out if the zip I used in the construction of a pair of jeans last year that I wear regularly or if I just keep forgetting to zip it up. Keep finding it down anyway. So just wondering if it's the zip or my memory.
& it would be the pair of jeans that needs a special needle to sew the fabric.

Wondering how long I'll have to wait until I can comfortably collect a shelving unit without being absolutely p-ed on trying to get it home. Weather is atrocious for last few days and I need to transport this flat pack I bought. Waiting for an actual break in bad weather.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:52 (five years ago) link

That was supposed to say about whether a zip needed replacing or if my memory was going. Looks like the latter if I forgot to put in the bit about replacing. & i only made the jeans about 3 or 4 months ago so it should hopefully not mean a zip needed replacing yet. Keep finding myself flying low though.

Also trying to work out which side of the fabric i'm using for a pair of tartan jeans should be the outside/inside since they look very similar. & I don't want to get it wrong throughout. Guess that would at least be consistent though.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:05 (five years ago) link

Stevolende, I have a question about jeans fly covers. Mine constantly bunch up, exposing the top part of the zipper. I have considered that the reasons might be:
- waist is too tight (but it happens on looser waists, too)
- my gut is pushing down on the waistband
- the button hole has gotten loose, allowing the top flap to sag (though I have tried sewing up the button hole without success, possibly due to my lack of skill and understanding)

Any advice on how to treat this problem? Some kind of insert to stiffen the flap?

Here is a pic of the problem.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16069669409_693c9d1c35.jpg

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (five years ago) link

And so it's on topic: this folded flap makes me SO IRRATIONALLY ANGRY

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (five years ago) link

I think I just tend to wear shirts outside my jeans so it's covered up. Will think about it but not sure offhand.

Might be that you need to make sure you've ironed the fly flap. BUt probably not. I don't know if I know enough about construction and subsequent pressures to answer. But could be that it would be good for me to be aware of that for future knowledge.

I've made like 10 pairs of jeans so far so it's still early days. & I'm not sure how successful they all are. Found out that some I'd made some months back really were too large at the waistband. Being largely self-taught I'm not 100% sure what solutions are.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:58 (five years ago) link

i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

THIS. When the hell did this kick off? It is irritating. Ive clicked on comments threads that are nowt but tag-ins. Ive even had friends of mine tag me in some other random persons thread. I ignored the callout. PM me or GTFO.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Monday, 12 January 2015 02:23 (five years ago) link

start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3">Karl Malone

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (five years ago) link

Online sellers who aren't satisfied with the fact that you purchased a product from them and did not try to return it or complaint about it, but hassle you RELENTLESSLY to leave feedback, tell us what you think, post about us on social media, blah blah blah

FUCK YOU I gave you money. You gave me a product. We're not married now. I don't owe you anything. I don't have to go to your parents' house for Thanksgiving and I don't have to write a review of your GOD DAMN cocktail shaker. Fuck.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:24 (five years ago) link

Also:

I was printing out my parents boarding passes from Spirit Airlines last night and they offered the normal nickel-and-dime-you-to-death services and the option to voluntarily pay an additional $1 or $5 to help the airline be more green.

So not a service, just some random fucking guilty bullshit about how if we want this airline to be more environmentally friendly, give us extra money. We're already paying extra money to check a bag and have more leg room than a chicken a 12-by-12 factory farming crate, and now these fuckers have the nerve to try to extort money for their environmental initiative? I'm still so angry about that I can barely form a coherent objection to it.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:27 (five years ago) link

I'm underemployed right now working as a temp in a law firm.. I got a ton of overtime last week but I am FUCKING FURIOUS because I HATE overtime and I hate my line of work because Im subject to the whims of capricious lawyers who dont give a fuck about my life or free time (or common sense/decency). The irony being I'm making time and a half and have a bunch more money than I would yet I am still FUCKING FURIOUS because theres a lot more overtime in the future.

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency, which is basically the same amont of money I used to make like ten fucking years ago.

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:33 (five years ago) link

^^^great CSR, there, carl. *screams*

I was a participant in the following exchange last week:

Cashier: 'Thanks for shopping with us. Can I take your e-mail address?'
Me: 'No...'

camp event (suzy), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:36 (five years ago) link

Hate it when I'm too fast for a website. Site loads, I put the cursor on something like "SEARCH" and click, but in that split second between those two actions, the site has loaded up just a little bit more and I wind up clicking on something like "CONTACT US".

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:40 (five years ago) link

When I started at TCS they encouraged us to ask ppl for their email addresses at the register. At first they said it like, "Hey, people might want to know when we have sales! Just ask, if they say no, that's fine obvs." By the time I left they were offering positive incentives to workers who got the highest percentages of ppl to give them an email. I got the feeling negative incentives were right around the corner.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:41 (five years ago) link

Radio Shack has been really obnoxious about the email stuff for years

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (five years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:54 (five years ago) link

I just had one of those, cash purchase of an overpriced-yet-undeniably-effective hair care product for one of my daughters from a salon I visit for no other purpose.

"What's your last name?" "Is it 'Dusty' Perry?" "I'm supposed to ask." "How do you spell your last name?" "Who normally does your hair here?" Ha ha ha, who does my greying, thinning hair.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:42 (five years ago) link

Canada Goose Parkas

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (five years ago) link

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency

Not to stoke any further IA, but it's possible that you are grossly overestimating the cut that your temp agency is willing to part with.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:54 (five years ago) link

Very true. I used to be temped for Accounts Payable jobs, so the most hilarious thing to me was knowing the 'big secret' of exactly how much the company was paying for my services because I was the one processing the bill! (Of course temp agencies never ever want their temps to know this stuff).

I recall more than one job where I got hourly $13, and the agency was getting $22, and that this ratio was pretty usual, so, I got more than half, but less than 2/3 of the payout.

However, and this really ticked me off, one job that was largely funded by taxpayer dollars paid me way less than half of the outrageous sum the temp agency got! I think I got $9 out of $25 bucks on that one! No business like soaking the people.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:03 (five years ago) link

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (five years ago) link

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (five years ago) link

Most of the times I was ever offered to 'go perm' it was usually with a pay cut from what I had been getting as a temp ('but you'll get benefits') so, no, thanks.

One reason I did temp for a long time was that the pay rates had at least something to do with demand, whereas permanent positions tended to be successfully squashed. While it was humiliating in some ways to have the agency taking a lot of money for doing nothing but landing me the spot, that did save me a lot of dreadful human resources interviews and frankly, I just wouldn't have found those positions on my own. I also used to see the most interesting trainwrecks: places where I'd take over the suddenly vacated position of an embezzler, a revenge case, a blazing incompetent. Whole little histories there. The work of course was more boring than not so regular changes of scenery were helpful as well.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31 (five years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (five years ago) link

omg XV is amazing, I have no idea what that is

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:53 (five years ago) link

baldie doin-brum.gif

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:59 (five years ago) link

ia: egregiously bad service in restaurants. i'm sooooo chill and forgiving about minor food service slip-ups. i don't care if you smile. i don't care if you refill my water without me having to ask. if i don't say when i'm ordering that i'm allergic to XYZ food item (which would be a gross overstatement, since my food allergies are really trivial), it's a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world if the kitchen forgets to leave it off. i just want a baseline level of transactional ease if i'm gonna choose your place over other places. i had work to do last night and i ran out to get a quick takeout order so i could scarf down some food and meet my midnight deadline. i ended up waiting probably 40 minutes for a dish that at most would take ten minutes to cook from pre-prepped ingredients and assemble in a styrofoam box. and the restaurant was busy, but not slammed. it just made me very stressed out. which is my problem, not theirs. i don't handle stress well. 40 minutes is a long time to wait though.

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:45 (five years ago) link

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (five years ago) link

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (five years ago) link

_lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago_

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack๎ˆ‘/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

Whoa thank you, aps! I read the first few of those when it was first posted, but missed the great ones you pointed out plus my favorite, the one w/ Stoned Craig going "I'm hungry, Paw." (Which I've said a lot to various people over decades for no reason I can discern, so maybe it's just part of the collective human drive to say it.)

Je55e, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:32 (five years ago) link

Stoned Je55e

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:49 (five years ago) link

OK that Brum story looool
Original Brum theme was instrumental but TIL there is an extremely lengthy modern version

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:00 (five years ago) link

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (five years ago) link

News sites showing handheld video but blurring out the edges? I feel like I see something like this every week or two. Sorry, this is some really traumatic video.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dying-among-strangers-metro-victim-found-fellow-riders-who-tried-to-save-her-life/2015/01/13/98f6c37e-9b7a-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html?hpid=z3

how's life, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:43 (five years ago) link

lately every time i watch some crappy viral video prank, i get IA imagining myself just out and about trying to run an errand and getting trapped in a viral video prank. like that dumb telekinesis coffee shop thing.*

*maybe the reactions are fake, idk.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49 (five years ago) link

It's very likely my last dying words will be "Turn your phone sideways if you insist on recording this."

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:59 (five years ago) link

Yeah, it's not because something is being blurred out, it's because people don't shoot in landscape and for some reason news organizations have chosen to present it like that. I think they should just reject all portrait videos.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:26 (five years ago) link

Why can't phones just format videos in landscape regardless of the position of the phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (five years ago) link

camera sensor orientation? the actual sensor isn't square iirc, I may be wrong

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:32 (five years ago) link

those takeout containers with interlocking flaps - eating from them makes me ia bcz the flaps get in the way

i usually dump it out onto a plate of something but sometimes you can't & raaaaage

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:33 (five years ago) link

shaming itt is it

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:15 (three weeks ago) link

I thoroughly approve.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:15 (three weeks ago) link

xp legit the only reason I mentioned it was a small one! they are those reduced sugar ones that were on offer, I think

gramsci in your surplice (gyac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:16 (three weeks ago) link

btw I also find the guardian thing instinctively risible but my teeth would probably agree that magnums oughtnt be bitten into

They can fuck off tho, sensitive snowflakes that they are

Garu you just posted flange (wins), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:16 (three weeks ago) link

I buy the boxes of double raspberry ones when they're on offer because fuck paying full price for a Magnum tbh. all ice cream is breakfast food btw

Dunty Reggae party ๐ŸŽ‰ (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:22 (three weeks ago) link

Double raspberry are too sweet, the best ones are the mint ones but increasingly hard to find

gramsci in your surplice (gyac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:23 (three weeks ago) link

I have no use for mint flavour anything except as a breath freshener

Dunty Reggae party ๐ŸŽ‰ (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:26 (three weeks ago) link

Maybe absinthe if that counts as mint

Dunty Reggae party ๐ŸŽ‰ (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:27 (three weeks ago) link

Fuck now I want absinthe

Dunty Reggae party ๐ŸŽ‰ (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:27 (three weeks ago) link

double choc caramel

if i cant find a magnum cone

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:32 (three weeks ago) link

Crรจme de menthe?

itโ€™s far from magnum cones ye were raised

last time I was in your neck of the woods all they had in the shop was strawberry cornettoes

gramsci in your surplice (gyac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:36 (three weeks ago) link

there is complicated physics involved with the eating of the double choc caramel

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:37 (three weeks ago) link

when magnum cones were first launched i was working for bed (mobile home beside abbatoir) and board (two chicken burgers a day, one with chips) and 1.50 into hand an hour as a kitchen porter, and id still buy one of these beauties a day at 1.33 hour's worth of work

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:41 (three weeks ago) link

fair enough!

gramsci in your surplice (gyac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 12:46 (three weeks ago) link

If you want to crack the coating with no loss of chocolate just tap it on a hard surface while it's still in the packet, innit. Any choc that falls off can be eaten from the packet.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 8 March 2020 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

Almond Magnum for me - and I wish the pistachio flavour you sometimes see at Waitrose was better.

FYI if you have no spoon out and about, just flick the Magnum to break up the choc while it is still in the wrapper.

santa clause four (suzy), Sunday, 8 March 2020 14:14 (three weeks ago) link

These directions should be on the packet

Garu you just posted flange (wins), Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:14 (three weeks ago) link

I've had a beard for a few years now, and the only daily shaving I need to do is my neck/throat, which is not much. The other week I finally ran out of this giant pack of pricey Gillette blades, and figured, ok, I give up, Im going to get a trial of one of those Harry's razors I always see advertised and in stores. German engineering! Five blades! Much cheaper than the competition! And just as good! Etc. So I get my free razor in the mail, try it, and ... it kind of sucks. I think, well, maybe my neck just has to get used to it. But it's been a week or so now, and it *still* sucks. Now I think I have to go back to buying expensive Gillette blades just to shave a tiny part of my face, which ... sucks.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:39 (three weeks ago) link

Got you with the German engineering routine did they?

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:42 (three weeks ago) link

the TV adverts make a virtue of the fact that they have 'only' five blades

koogs, Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:49 (three weeks ago) link

lol. maybe that's not enough! Fuck it, I'm going with six blades!

I mean, I didn't pay a cent, since it's a free trial, but it's back to the Gillette teat I go.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:54 (three weeks ago) link

my ginger beard can clog up any multi-bladed monstrosity within seconds, I had to keep a pin by the sink to get the hairs out. the day I found out about safety razors was a good day.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:56 (three weeks ago) link

nobody needs to daily neckshave, cmon

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:56 (three weeks ago) link

It's mostly grey (white) anyway so you can't see much of the stubble. But I still need to shave at some point.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 March 2020 16:03 (three weeks ago) link

daily is whats killing you ime, but we're all different

one direction, one slow swipe, three times a week for the bits that arent beard was a sweet spot for me

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 16:53 (three weeks ago) link

I trim my beard once a month or so and do my neck and cheeks when I shave my head (using clippers with the cage off) - which is once a week.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:23 (three weeks ago) link

Nb, I do not shave my arse.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:24 (three weeks ago) link

xxpost Ha, I know how to shave! Been doing it since I was young, in fact. It's the razor, not me.

I have to trim (electric clippers) my beard once a week before it gets ragged looking. My neck/throat (razor) every other day at least if I don't want to look like I'm growing a neckbeard.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:28 (three weeks ago) link

A kingdom for some double peanut butter mini magnums.

My irritation with shaving reduced after I started taking the post-shave razor into the shower with me and cleaning it with a concentrated shower head blast. The blades now last at least 10 times longer.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:02 (three weeks ago) link

old toothbrush mate

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:12 (three weeks ago) link

Phone conference systems where you have to say your name on entering - but which broadcast that to yourself as well as everyone else - I never want to hear my voice tbqh, but particularly not before talking to strangers, but particularly not saying my name as if I'm reading two words I've never heard before of a card I've just been handed.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 9 March 2020 15:33 (three weeks ago) link

this is me leaving a voicemail, they should replace waterboarding with that

gramsci in your surplice (gyac), Monday, 9 March 2020 15:36 (three weeks ago) link

apparently a few people in my company didn't realize it would play the name and said shit like "kiss my ass" as their name only to be horrified when they heard themselves say that moments later.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:37 (three weeks ago) link

my favorite though is when it says "please say your name, followed by the pound sign", and nobody remembers to hit the pound sign, so the name is like 30 seconds of the person saying their name, then eating sounds.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:38 (three weeks ago) link

late again but that is obv rational pp

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:41 (three weeks ago) link

(I barely need an excuse to report this)

https://filmeditors.tumblr.com/post/93233199637/shutupaubrey-princesschloepea-life-tip

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 9 March 2020 21:44 (three weeks ago) link

*repost

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 9 March 2020 21:45 (three weeks ago) link

I shouldn't make fun, I'm after all the guy who did an unintentional George Carlin routine when he thought he was muted during training just 6 months ago.

no discipline whatsoever. which means nothing more than "we are in such a shit shape right now that we can't afford to suspend you".

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:46 (three weeks ago) link

i told my kid off - like, seething with anger - when i was wfh one time and thought i was muted on a call.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 9 March 2020 23:26 (three weeks ago) link

ohhhhhhh noooooooo

Yerac, Monday, 9 March 2020 23:27 (three weeks ago) link

ayyyyyup

back on the line briskly like, 'hi!' then noticing i'd hit 'speaker' instead of 'mute'.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 9 March 2020 23:32 (three weeks ago) link

Someone did that to their kid once and the other person on the line freaked out thinking they were talking to her.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 00:10 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

I think I saw a symbol in the park painted onto the path that was intended to remind people that they should keep 2metres apart, only what they had marked is more like 2 feet than metres. I could see some purpose in printing it larger so that people saw it and remembered it.
Just am wondering how good people's spacial understanding is, so would have thought actually trying to keep something closer to teh real distance would have been a lot more beneficial.
Hope people aren't now going to think they are keeping 2 metres apart when they're whatever that was.

I think it may have just been abstractly copied from a sign that is going around with the social distancing guidelines on.
Do just think that seeing it at that size might just mislead people.

& again the impossibility of keeping that distance in any supermarket is a little frustrating anyway.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 17:31 (one week ago) link

Why do the salt the top part of Pringles instead of the bottom? The shape of a Pringle just about fits perfectly on the tongue, but the salty side is wasted.

Please do not make any sort of reference to r*s*lt*nt p*st*, please. We can talk about Pringles without that.

pplains, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 19:09 (one week ago) link

Couldn't you turn the Pringle upside down and rotate it 90 degrees?

nickn, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 19:31 (one week ago) link

or just salt the resulting paste before using it to stick together two intact pringles?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 20:57 (one week ago) link

If you turn it upside down and 90ยบ, it becomes wider than it is ... deep.

Maybe for a big mouth like Tracer Hand that would work, but not for me.

pplains, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 21:23 (one week ago) link

respect to tracer for imagining literally the nastiest way to eat pringles (salt-side-out 3-pringle sandwich filled with resultant pringle-paste)

mark s, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 21:28 (one week ago) link

Tracer is the hero we need.

consultant haste (gyac), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 21:36 (one week ago) link

i'm glad someone's finally saying it.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 21:53 (one week ago) link


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