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

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because it's time for a new thread.

leno dunham (get bent), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:18 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVbhOZjSuic

carl agatha, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:21 (nine years ago) link

I'm super pissed off at the powers that be who are irrationally censoring get bent!

how's life, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:22 (nine years ago) link

omg yes I used to get irrationally angry that I couldn't load that thread

too busy s1ockin' on my 乒乓 (wins), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:23 (nine years ago) link

xp - i don't want anyone's boss to get irrationally angry.

leno dunham (get bent), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:24 (nine years ago) link

melon farmers

j., Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:30 (nine years ago) link

fyi GB yr new thread title is the best.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:49 (nine years ago) link

i'm kind of IA about having a new thread.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:51 (nine years ago) link

Limp handshakes. I've met about a half a dozen people from the head office this week, and they all had the worst handshakes.

But at least they didn't hug me.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:03 (nine years ago) link

limp hugs

nagl dude dude dude (ledge), Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:12 (nine years ago) link

when someone says 'can i borrow your laptop/ipad for a second, i won't change anything' and then fucking close all your browser tabs

the Quim of Bendigo (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:08 (nine years ago) link

-Cadbury Boost wrappers

no man is an islam (onimo), Thursday, 30 May 2013 13:19 (nine years ago) link

People in big cars who lurk in your blind spot on the freeway.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 May 2013 13:56 (nine years ago) link

tags that won't quite rip off clothing and in the process of trying to rip them out you tear a hole in your clothes.

YES i know I should have used scissors SHUT UP ffs

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:05 (nine years ago) link

RIP longest thread I ever started ;_;

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:07 (nine years ago) link

thats not anything that makes me IA though, i was just amused to get momentarily irked by a wheresgeorge.com and then CREATE A MONSTER

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:10 (nine years ago) link

if we ever irl meet I will give you a hug for creating the IA thread

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:13 (nine years ago) link

tags that won't quite rip off clothing and in the process of trying to rip them out you tear a hole in your clothes.

YES i know I should have used scissors SHUT UP ffs

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:05 PM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It is like we are two halves of the same person, separated by half a continent.

carl agatha, Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:30 (nine years ago) link

<3 <3

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:30 (nine years ago) link

and then i will give you an awful limp hug so i can live on through this thread for all eternity xxpost

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:30 (nine years ago) link

lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:30 (nine years ago) link

People in big cars who lurk in your blind spot on the freeway.

― Elvis Telecom, Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:56 AM (1 hour ago)

^this. I also hate it when I'm in the right turning lane to exit a parking lot, and a big car or truck pulls alongside me in the left turning lane and inches up really close to the roadway so that I can't see if there's an opening in the traffic and can't safely make my turn until the person to my left makes their turn. in the meantime I probably could have made my turn much sooner without inconveniencing the dickass driver one bit.

http://i.imgur.com/9JTe6fw.png

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:06 (nine years ago) link

except it's more like

http://imgur.com/VKqB4VW

where I have an opening and can't see it

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:11 (nine years ago) link

er,

http://imgur.com/VKqB4VW

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:11 (nine years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/VKqB4VW.png

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:11 (nine years ago) link

(also IA at not being able to post images)

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:12 (nine years ago) link

I hate that.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:12 (nine years ago) link

ugggh I hate those ppl!!! this happens to me a lot!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:19 (nine years ago) link

Similarly - and I see this at multiple intersections, multiple times a week - drivers at a T-intersection (represented by the light blue cars below) who get the green light, turn left, then stupidly think they have to stop at the cross-traffic light, thereby blocking every direction because they are idiots. (As are the planners/traffic engineers who didn't just put the goddamned lights on the other sides of the intersection.)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/421196_10200717713321921_700208077_n.jpg

Huston we got chicken lol (Phil D.), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:21 (nine years ago) link

v glad for youtube embed

steening in your HOOSless carriage (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:25 (nine years ago) link

ohhhh and while we're at it, those stupidass motherfuckers who decide to pull into the middle of an intersection when traffic is backed up, KNOWING that the light is going to change shortly, instead of hanging back and letting the light change so that people like me can actually get across when my light goes green instead of waiting for your stupid ass to pull through the intersection

this seems to happen ALL the time with intersections where level crossings are nearby. idiots.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:30 (nine years ago) link

In Chicago, particularly in the downtown business district, pedestrian traffic is very heavy so when people do that bullshit where they pull into the intersection without being able to get through and then the light changes, they suddenly find themselves trapped because pedestrians don't give a fuck about their dumb asses and block their way forward, and then cars on the perpendicular street go crazy with the honking and the cursing and the near misses as they swerve around the blocking car, while the driver just sits there looking like a total idiot. It is beautiful and swift justice and I admit to sometimes catching the driver's eye and just slowly shaking my head at him like I'm really fucking disappointed in his behavior.

carl agatha, Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:31 (nine years ago) link

props to chicago, they know how to handle their shit imo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:36 (nine years ago) link

sacramento could do with a LOT more of that

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:36 (nine years ago) link

^^ I enjoy doing that too, but this isn't the irrationally PA thread.

pplains, Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:36 (nine years ago) link

view blocking gigantic cars/trucks happens to me all the time probably because its arkansas where 90% of people have gigantic cars/trucks and i drive a nazi beetle

educate yourself to this reality (sunny successor), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:38 (nine years ago) link

...catching the driver's eye and just slowly shaking my head at him like I'm really fucking disappointed in his behavior.

― carl agatha

This is much better than an evil look or finger.

nickn, Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:00 (nine years ago) link

Big vehicle turning left: Then there was the evening I was leaving work and same kind of thing happened except we were both turning left. (both lanes had that permission.)

Light turns green and I hesitate for just one beat because I can't see over the fucking hood of the car on my left. Within that beat, a goddamm 18-wheeler blows through the red light from my left, looking in front of me like the freight train from the Coors silver bullet commercials.

Had it not been for the big SUV next to me, I might not have hesitated. Of course had it not been for the big SUV next to me, I might have seen the truck from afar in the first place.

At any rate, it scared the piss out of me and I didn't know what to be angry about.

pplains, Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:33 (nine years ago) link

I also hate it when I'm in the right turning lane to exit a parking lot, and a big car or truck pulls alongside me in the left turning lane and inches up really close to the roadway so that I can't see if there's an opening in the traffic and can't safely make my turn until the person to my left makes their turn.

you know this is easy to resolve, right? you just get out and you kill them

the Quim of Bendigo (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 30 May 2013 21:46 (nine years ago) link

lol i miss the first IA thread where i could freely complain about drivers who don't hang out in the intersection and keep me stuck at another red light because of their dumb lack of decisiveness

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Thursday, 30 May 2013 23:13 (nine years ago) link

-that whistling text alert every fucker on the train seems to use

no man is an islam (onimo), Friday, 31 May 2013 09:40 (nine years ago) link

yes, yes, yes. Every fucker in our lab, too. Or at least one fucker who gets a lot of messages.

ljubljana, Friday, 31 May 2013 10:19 (nine years ago) link

i think i killed most of the ants by putting a small buffer of borax where they were coming from. it took about a day but no ants are walking around now.

veryupsetmom (harbl), Friday, 31 May 2013 13:24 (nine years ago) link

ugh this is a neverending IA for me

person A: hi i am emailing you with a request that consist of a single question and no instructions
me: hi i need instructions from you to complete this request
person A: ... [no reply]

THAT EMAIL DID NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION IN IT WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU WALK AWAY FROM YOUR DESK AFTER SENDING THAT NONSENSE

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 31 May 2013 20:41 (nine years ago) link

In Chicago, particularly in the downtown business district, pedestrian traffic is very heavy so when people do that bullshit where they pull into the intersection without being able to get through and then the light changes, they suddenly find themselves trapped because pedestrians don't give a fuck about their dumb asses and block their way forward, and then cars on the perpendicular street go crazy with the honking and the cursing and the near misses as they swerve around the blocking car, while the driver just sits there looking like a total idiot. It is beautiful and swift justice and I admit to sometimes catching the driver's eye and just slowly shaking my head at him like I'm really fucking disappointed in his behavior.

haha I do this so much

I actually saw a cop give someone a ticket for this the other day and was so happy

iatee, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:45 (nine years ago) link

I also bang on their car midnight cowboy style

iatee, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:46 (nine years ago) link

people seem to get really mad when you bang on their car, which is funny cause I mean it's metal, I'm probably not gonna break it

iatee, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:47 (nine years ago) link

Teenaged me used to do that to drivers who thrust the nose of their car inside the crosswalk I was trying to use.

on the sidelines dishing out sass (suzy), Friday, 31 May 2013 20:50 (nine years ago) link

I personally wouldn't bang on somebody's car unless I was prepared to have an actual fight, which I never am because I wouldn't even know where to start. I'd probably just drop to the sidewalk and start squealing.

But that's not really my point. My point is that it's interesting that people would respond violently to someone touching their car when, like you said, you're probably not going to break it.

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:58 (nine years ago) link

driving a car turns people into monsters and the car becomes part of your monster-body so it's taken as if you physically pushed them

iatee, Friday, 31 May 2013 21:04 (nine years ago) link

pornographies that feature massaging as a preamble to serious sexy business: jfc get your massage house in order! what you are presenting are very bad massages! very bad indeed! vaguely running your hands up and down someone's back for a quick minute is not a valid massage, and certainly no reason whatsoever for someone to get worked up in a hormonal sense so that sexy times ensue. not at all! what you are doing is an insult to the let's see if this goes somewhere community. i regret nothing; every massage that was just a massage i have delivered in good faith. on occasion there was a bonus. if not, i still upheld my end of the bargain.

but porn, you're supposed to deliver the rarely-attained promise. how am i supposed to be convinced of the validity of the boinking when the preliminaries are all perfunctorily managed? work that tissue deeply; i got some stress-related issues locked up tight in there. work those out and then you can work me out, capiche?

in conclusion and in summary, bad massage makes bad porn. i should not be so upset at this but look at the world we live in.

slugbuggy, Saturday, 5 December 2020 07:17 (two years ago) link

Pornographic films also show people who very bad at delivering pizza and fixing plumbing as well.

velcro-magnon (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 5 December 2020 12:02 (two years ago) link

porn often has shockingly low artistic ambitions

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Saturday, 5 December 2020 19:20 (two years ago) link

oh, i know all that. that's why this is on the irrationally perturbed thread, not the valid reasons for getting huffy thread.

otoh, you wanted to be an actor, so dig in. i can give a half-decent massage and i don't even have an imdb profile. acting is reacting, and you're not even trying to achieve situational veracity. give your acting partner some semblance of a diegetic reality to respond to, fer cryinoutloud.

slugbuggy, Monday, 7 December 2020 13:36 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

when book titles use 'biography' to mean 'a history of', e.g.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6e/London-the-biography.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:56 (two years ago) link

wtf is up with the vaporwave cover art

brimstead, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:16 (two years ago) link

I read that and the metaphor (of the city embodied, the city as a person deserving of a biography) is there. But it seems a trifle grafted on. Perhaps as an afterthought, to justify "biography" (which sounds sexy) as opposed to "history" (which sounds dry). Maybe? I dunno.

feels about eels (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:35 (two years ago) link

That was the conceit imo, and agreed that it was halfarsed too

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:43 (two years ago) link

Was going to be a wise-ass and post a bio of this guy, but the author was already way ahead of me.

https://i.imgur.com/KO7j7RS.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:58 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Dryer we bought has a default "energy saver" setting. It never gets anything dry on this setting, however it makes me feel guilty to turn it off.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 03:10 (one year ago) link

it may not dry anything, but it tumbles your laundry into a state of exhausted submission

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 03:13 (one year ago) link

They should make a dryer that sighs when you disable energy saver

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 03:15 (one year ago) link

a disappointed sigh or a relieved sigh?

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 03:17 (one year ago) link

disappointed for sure

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 03:20 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

people who lean into a group photo unnecessarily

Diggin Holes (Ste), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 08:39 (one year ago) link

Dear whoever invented the type of lock system (that german lock manufacturer ABUS uses) that forces me to turn my key FIVE TIMES every time I open or close the back door to my house: fuck you.

StanM, Friday, 18 June 2021 07:17 (one year ago) link

Related: my front door has two separate locks that must be opened together. Infuriating when you are carrying shopping/work bags etc… check your privilege two handed lock designers

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 18 June 2021 09:33 (one year ago) link

Love to check the filmography of a director you love and spot something completely new to you and you hunt it down and it turns out to be a 6-minute act of prostitution for BMW or Cartier or some such shit.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Monday, 21 June 2021 23:50 (one year ago) link

To the cosmic cockblocker that has decreed that I shall never have a boyfriend:

Fuck you.

I'm tired of being polite and understanding when men ignore me. I'm tired of lashing myself into going out and doing something, only to be the only person not part of a couple or larger group. I used to live by the motto "it's better to be alone for the right reason than with someone for the wrong," and I don't believe it any more--probably because I did rely on it for too long.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 00:09 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

I don't really consider my anger so much "irrational" in this specific case, but I still hate how much anxiety it gives me when I need to address a problem created by someone else at work. In the long term my catching it saves us a ton of headache down the road, but in the short term it means we need to slow the process down for a few days and a few people have to redo some paperwork (myself included). I don't feel bad about doing my job to the best of my ability, but I really don't enjoy getting the nasty emails and voicemails because I'm "slowing things down" or "creating roadblocks" by doing the right thing.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 24 January 2022 18:26 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

"angry" is very strong but anything that suggests that yknow a person over the age of 80 passing away is, well, very sad or whatever, i just cant see it.

its well past innings, pls god if i get that long id manage one last scoff at anyone doing anything other than raising a fond glass to me tbh

Ár an broc a mhic (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 March 2022 14:04 (eleven months ago) link

I feel that.

Richard Pryor had a good point, how "people always say 'Well, at least he lived to be 92!' Motherfucker might've wanted to see 93!"

My grandmother, who lived to be 85, used to sit on the couch and tell me, "I just don't get it? Why do I keep waking up each morning?" When she finally did cross the veil, I was happy that she had finally found peace.

pplains, Wednesday, 2 March 2022 14:42 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I just saw a gif of the Larry David "pretty pretty pretty good" quote that was edited badly so he appeared to just be saying "pretty...pretty...pretty...pretty...pretty" and it drove me completely batshit. Then I remembered posting this to this thread, which it turns out was all the way back in 2013

1) Those badly edited movie/TV gifs with subtitles where it doesn't really look like the person in the gif is saying the thing in the subtitle because not enough was captured

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 16 March 2022 17:54 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

when I see scientific talks or documentaries about the history of the universe or the big bang, I get angry when they call that first moment "creation"

StanM, Thursday, 26 May 2022 13:51 (eight months ago) link

We have a very limited vocabulary to describe abstractions that have no connection to the universe we live in. For example, to describe what 'existed' before time or matter did.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Thursday, 26 May 2022 16:55 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

TOLERATE AND ACCEPT DO NOT MEAN THE SAME THING AND ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Thursday, 18 August 2022 22:26 (five months ago) link

very that

and why is that when somebody says they tolerate you they act like they’re doing you a huge favour that required unimaginable personal sacrifice and expect gratitude for managing to be less of an asshole

scanner darkly, Thursday, 18 August 2022 22:48 (five months ago) link

because language has died and, much like time, it's become meaningless. now let's celebrate the end of discourse by accepting that listening without speaking is not a sign of weakness.

thanks for attending my ted talk. hopefully the last one ever btw.

(xpost to things that make you irrationally happy: what if everybody on earth got so fed up that we all just took a vow of silence? "don't bother that guy, he's so angry he refuses to speak" seems like the real power move tbh.)

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Thursday, 18 August 2022 23:10 (five months ago) link

The best thing about the pandemic has been walking into stores with a mask on and not saying a word to anyone the entire time I'm there. People say hello, I just nod, and that's seen as perfectly acceptable.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 18 August 2022 23:17 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

When software or a website asks me if I want to do something like turn on notifications, and the options are “Yes” or "Not Now", implying that it’s inevitable that I'll give in down the road. Actually, I don’t want what you’re trying to peddle, so just give me a "no". The Windows 11 upgrade is being particularly tenacious about this.

blatherskite, Monday, 28 November 2022 15:33 (two months ago) link

I'm 100% with you.

I really have to slow my roll getting irrationally angry at things like this, the assumptions AI makes on me personally. "Not Now", "Maybe Later", "I don't want to have incredible discounts emailed to me..."

I even get a little riled up over the electronic signs on the interstate. PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN. Listen, bud, I don't have my fucking phone out. Quit admonishing me for things I haven't done!

pplains, Monday, 28 November 2022 16:03 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

If you are waiting in a line for a coffee shop/restaurant/whatever for more than five minutes and you don't use any of that time to decide your order before it's your turn, you should be summarily removed from the premises.

Was surprised that there was a fairly long line for a mid-afternoon weekday at a local coffee shop, but had just enough time for a short wait and to get my coffee. After about 7 or 8 minutes, when I'm about five people from the register, the lead guy turns to the group of four people he's with (comprising the rest of the line in front of me) and says, "so what do we all want?", which was met with a variety of responses:

"huh, I don't know"
"jeez, everything looks so good, I can't choose!"
"what does the barista recommend?"
"oh! I hadn't even started looking yet"

I left after a further five minute wait, empty handed and grumpy for my meeting.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 20:33 (one week ago) link

Feel you on that, I cannot stand people who insist on quizzing food cashiers like “how is the blah blah blah? does it have caramel? my doctor says blah blah”, probably some deep seeded insecurity on my part. I was eating a lot of fast food a few years ago and you’d get these guys pulling up to drive thru windows just like yammering for a minute straight and I’m like “what are you even saying? are you reciting moby dick?”

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:06 (one week ago) link

I remember the exact moment when a cellphone pissed me off.

Thinking it was 1997 or so. Standing in line at Blockbuster. Cashier asked the guy in front of me in line something reasonable like "Did you want to pay your overdue fees?" or "You've also got The Lion King reserved. Would you like to take that with you today as well?"

And this pie-eyed dude said not a word, just whipped out his flipphone and started jabbing digits with his phone.

It got me that, sure, this fella had showed up in public without a clue to what he was supposed to be doing. Got a little peeved by how he didn't answer the cashier's questions. But the biggest thing that brought me down was knowing that I'd be dealing with this kind of shit for the rest of my life.

Well. Maybe not dealing with it at Blockbuster, but you get my drift.

pplains, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:13 (one week ago) link

I get a specific question about a health concern or allergy or something, sure. I just can't understand standing in line for that long and not even putting a second of thought into what you might want to order until you reach the register.

Yeah, it all leads back to my theory that if everyone in the world was even just 15% more aware of their surroundings and how their actions impact others, the world would be vastly improved.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:15 (one week ago) link

It doesn't directly affect other diners, but same thing gets me when the menus are on the table, but the rest of the crew is gabbing.

That's me, clearing my throat, "Say, let's take a look at the menu so we know what we want when Layton gets back here."

pplains, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:23 (one week ago) link

> aware of their surroundings

they need to teach this to kids. hell, parents too. don't stop and check your phone in the narrowest bit, don't walk 4 abreast, walk behind your dog so the lead isn't across the path. and if you're approaching a crossing and there's only one car coming and nothing behind him then don't make him stop, wait until he's passed.

koogs, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:28 (one week ago) link

TIL that pplains experienced the brief overlap between video-rental stores and mobile phones

good times, we were all so innocent then

is it milli vanilli or just a facsimile (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:29 (one week ago) link

xpost - honestly something I try to instill in my son as much as possible (stand back when the elevator door opens, don't rush in; don't stop suddenly on a crowded sidewalk; etc)

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:30 (one week ago) link

xp to plains, his name is brayden! (we are in a chili's)

i am a super bitch about people not being extremely efficient when ordering. just this afternoon an older couple were in front of me at the coffee shop, asking the barista whether or not the free magazine on the counter gave any tourist recommendations (they were probably Sundance people idk). many sighs and eye rolls for me.

i discovered early on that my boyfriend likes ordering 'that thing on the menu that no one ever orders and they will probably be out of.' he also likes asking for recommendations. we do a cute little fred and ethel routine every time. actually i usually just walk away because i'd rather not witness it lol. true love.

ꙮ (map), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:37 (one week ago) link

ordering the one thing on the menu that is clearly a different type of cuisine than whatever the restaurant generally serves is an easy IA for me

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:41 (one week ago) link

Moodles, a lot of very nice restaurants intentionally place a "safe" entree on the menu for noobs. Often it is chicken.

Hence, it's a decent (not infallible) rule of thumb to not order chicken in a restaurant, unless that restaurant specializes in chicken.

That said, my neighborhood has some places that are (say) Thai/Laotian, and no one is shamed for ordering from the Thai side of the menu if that's what you want. Or Bolivian/Mexican, where it's okay to order a chimichanga if that's what you want.

is it milli vanilli or just a facsimile (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 21:50 (one week ago) link

Ordering chicken strips from a seafood restaurant makes me IA, but I also recognize that some people just don't have a good relationship with food outside their comfort zone. Ordering something like raw oysters from a hot dog stand is far more questionable to me. Your example of restaurants with mixed cuisines is a different thing, I wouldn't be bothered by that at all.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 22:03 (one week ago) link

we should give these food service workers a break and not treat them like they’re google… they do not have an infinite amount of fucks to give.. they’re not getting paid enough to be your Starbucks Sommalier or w/e.. I really don’t agree with the whole “but it’s their job” thing.

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 22:16 (one week ago) link

not just food service workers, I remember when I got my finger stitched up several years ago the doctor told me at the end “thanks for being an easy patient”. I was probably just being myopic at the time but the way he said it made it seem like the dude was getting hounded all day by “difficult” “unreasonable” patients.
I don’t know, maybe he was actually an asshole, it was pretty much the only thing he said.

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 22:21 (one week ago) link

Personally I have been a food service worker, a health care worker, and a retail worker.

In almost every situation my sympathies are going to be with the worker. It takes a LOT for me to be an irate customer.

is it milli vanilli or just a facsimile (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 22:32 (one week ago) link

It takes a LOT for me to be an irate customer.

Same. Rarely, a worker will show such a complete disregard for engaging with the basics of their job that it's clear they've stopped even pretending they're there to work. This happens less than 1% of the time.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 23:01 (one week ago) link

I get more IA about systemic failures, planned obsolescence, bureaucratic nightmares, catch22 stuff like "You can't submit a ticket without a case number. And you don't get a case number until you submit a ticket."

Very rarely is it the individual employee.

is it milli vanilli or just a facsimile (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 23:08 (one week ago) link

"deep seeded"

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 09:40 (one week ago) link

sorry

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Wednesday, 25 January 2023 16:21 (one week ago) link


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