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diabolical fattey gets extra sundae for free, such is gluttony

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:36 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, working in retail really made me appreciate service industry types.

re: southern people being polite vs. northern people being polite: I think southerners have a bluntness that can come off as pretty rude (we are all really good at saying horrible things in a nice voice), but we observe common etiquette (saying ma'am, sir, excuse me, etc.) moreso than northerners, who maybe don't observe common etiquette as much but are less likely to say "oh you are such a dear" in that incredibly condescending, actually-I-think-you're-an-idiot way.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:48 (thirteen years ago) link

I think the majority of people in general aren't that bad, but it bothers me when young people don't offer their seats to older people on the T.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:48 (thirteen years ago) link

I didn't give him the fucking sundae. Dude also ordered cheeseburger, milkshake, coke, fries

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:50 (thirteen years ago) link

^^^ wtf FATTY CENTRAL.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:51 (thirteen years ago) link

There may have been onion rings too but I don't remember. Or maybe it was fucking clam strips

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:51 (thirteen years ago) link

my mom has been a chinese restaurant waitress for like 25 years. She won't let me eat fried rice or egg drop soup in any restaurant. she buries everything in the garden.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:00 (thirteen years ago) link

It's definitely not a generational thing. Kids will always be kids, but I've had plenty of foul experiences with aging MTA employees*, cranky medical office secretaries**, and law students of all ages***.


*...that can't be bothered to get off the phone/put down iPod
**...that demand I fax in my insurance card, then curtly ask what provider I have, and tell me they don't participate, bye. (I foudn your fucking office on Humana's website, bitch)
***...that think because I work in IT it's my personal duty to fix every little computer- or technology-related problem they may encounter at the library or at home

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:08 (thirteen years ago) link

And I'm usually quite accommodating with computer questions even though my job has nothing to do with their laptops.

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Or digital cameras.






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BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:09 (thirteen years ago) link

***...that think because I work in IT it's my personal duty to fix every little computer- or technology-related problem they may encounter at the library or at home


Argh, I'm like CALL FUCKING DESKTOP SUPPORT, YOU *PAY* FOR THEM TO DO THAT

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Also I'm not even PART of IT

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

</nyuhaterade>

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Admittedly, getting help with computers is always tough, and god knowz I need it too.

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Just be glad you're not a plumber

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:19 (thirteen years ago) link

concubines don't cook, do they? they just fuck and dance.

Get me concubines, I'll live with takeout.

I am a 'rude' pedestrian in midtown -- ie, if yer not in a hurry, go the fuck to Paris if you want to 'boulevard' three abreast.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:23 (thirteen years ago) link

oh I HATE slowwalkers who take up the whole sidewalk more than ANYTHING. I always pass them in an obviously huffy fashion.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:26 (thirteen years ago) link

me too

*glad I live in a city full of fast walkers*

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:27 (thirteen years ago) link

people who stand on narrow sidewalks and hold conversations and then make me walk through them to get by.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:27 (thirteen years ago) link

also suck.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:27 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost haha jm just posted what I was gonna post

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:28 (thirteen years ago) link

re: sidewalk conversations

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I am just going to start hitting people.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:29 (thirteen years ago) link

STUDENTS OUTSIDE DORMS ON SIDEWALK

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:35 (thirteen years ago) link

jon, you mean weinstein dorm stoop smokers? i was one of those once

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:36 (thirteen years ago) link

I actually do hit people who are in my way while walking. once I was walking in harlem, late to get somewhere and I accidentally hipchecked a little girl walking in the opp. direction and 4 seconds later I heard her mother yelling WHO HIT YOU??!!

I so did not turn around.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:39 (thirteen years ago) link

np: Ludacris - MOVE! (BITCH GET OUT THE WAY)

am0n, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:40 (thirteen years ago) link

fucking university place

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:42 (thirteen years ago) link

go go gadget knee defender

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

i mind the fuck out of my Ps and Qs and as a result i savor each and every moment i can interact with an old lady in a public setting

iiiijjjj, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:12 (thirteen years ago) link

i once kicked someone's chihuahua, but it was an accident. he was darting all around and ran right in front of my foot!

bell_labs, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:15 (thirteen years ago) link

ppl who STAND ON SUNBWAY STAIRS

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:42 (thirteen years ago) link

SUBWAY STAIRS ANSWERING THEIR DEVICES

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:42 (thirteen years ago) link

he was darting all around and ran right in front of my foot!

typical excuse of serial chihuahua abuser

dmr, Thursday, 26 April 2007 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

my personal bugbear: when you (or anybody else) has to sneeze in public – and onlookers glare as if you've horribly offended them, instead of saying 'god bless you' or 'geshundheit' or whatever.

remy bean, Thursday, 26 April 2007 20:43 (thirteen years ago) link

^ azns

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 20:45 (thirteen years ago) link

You know that term, "Kill 'em with kindness"? Y'all should move to The South and discover that it's damn-near a literal expression.

"HAY MORNIN' THERE, BUDDY! HOW YOU GETTING ALONG OKAY?"
"Can I just pay for this coffee, please?"

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 26 April 2007 20:55 (thirteen years ago) link

when i was in India and someone sneezed I said god bless you and then was terrified I would be stoned. GET YOUR GODS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU TRAVEL.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:00 (thirteen years ago) link

i was in a pizza place, walking out with a pie. there's a woman ahead of me, pushing a stroller. she goes outside before me and then holds the door open for me. i smiled, but i did not say thank you. (when i hold the door for someone i don't expect a thank you.) anyway, she got all mad and was like "You know a THANK YOU for holding the door would have been nice." am i a dick, y/n?

Mr. Que, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:03 (thirteen years ago) link

i just say bless you. why bring god into this?

chicago kevin, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:04 (thirteen years ago) link

remy how many times has a stranger in passing said god bless you to you? ive had once instance in my life when i was visiting chicago & its actually managed to stick in my mind because i was so surprised by it

this might only be because i do the vast majority of my sneezing in private though

deeznuts, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:05 (thirteen years ago) link

someone lit a cigarette in my subway car on the way to work today but I don't think it was so much conscious rudeness as just mentally ill / weird

so noticeable in a closed car tho. ugh.

dmr, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:14 (thirteen years ago) link

mcdonalds employees who dont treat me like their superior

deeznuts, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't think with-holding a "thank you" when a door is held is as much a faux pas as is withholding a "sorry" after squashing someone's toes or something. That's when I'll get huffy and be all "AN 'EXCUSE ME' WOULD BE NICE"

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:20 (thirteen years ago) link

haha have you ever actually done that kind of thing?? cuz i dont i have nor do i think its happened to me & i can be a pretty rude jackass

deeznuts, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:22 (thirteen years ago) link

No amount of politeness seems to get one served at Daddy's however.

sexyDancer, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:23 (thirteen years ago) link

Smiling is a perfectly fine response to a door-holding as long as you're sure the person sees it. I hold a lotta doors and get a lotta cold shoulders, but making a kind gesture so you can get verbal acknowledgment is bogus.

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:25 (thirteen years ago) link

someone told me a story once about being on a train and some lady using her stroller to keep the doors open as she almost missed the train.

and the subway announcer just yelled, "you did NOT just use a baby to hold the doors!"

or i read it on overheard in ny..oh memory...where have you gone


ok, off to daddy's

but 1st to navigate GCS, the 4/5, union square ...

bb, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:26 (thirteen years ago) link

speaking of commercials, i never tried tetley, how dat is?

tehresa, Monday, 30 April 2007 12:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Doesn't a true Tennessean use Sweetouchnee?

Laurel, Monday, 30 April 2007 13:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Guys you know what tea is really good iced? CHAMOMILE.

nickalicious, Monday, 30 April 2007 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link

I've actually never seen Luzianne commercials tehresa! It's just what my family uses.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:41 (thirteen years ago) link

trayce ever have green tea ice cream

Yeah that stuff is really tasty.

Also omg Nicka is OTM! Chammomile iced tea! OK I have to try this.

Trayce, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:47 (thirteen years ago) link

bell labs OTM way upthread. for those of us who prefer our iced tea unsweetend ITOEN is the shit. out here you can get a 24 pack at costco for like $7.

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:04 (thirteen years ago) link

no sweeteners or artificial shit. just fucking tea in a can.

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:05 (thirteen years ago) link

dick in a box has ruined/lol-ed a lot of things for me, but 'fucking tea in a can' is comedy

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:07 (thirteen years ago) link

seriously though!

http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/browseproducts/Itoen-Oolong-Tea-Can-11.5-FZ.HTML

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:10 (thirteen years ago) link

ooh i missed that upthread! i LOVE LOVE LOVE the itoen rose tea and have for years! for some reason that variety is often less available than others, but they're all awesome, and not sugary :)

SO GOOD:
http://itoen.com/img/products/215.jpg

tehresa, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:14 (thirteen years ago) link

i looks like they have a fancy-pants flagship stire in NYC:

http://www.itoen.com/store/index.cfm

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:18 (thirteen years ago) link

store

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:18 (thirteen years ago) link

styre

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:20 (thirteen years ago) link

i drank some of that itoen tea in a plastic bottle when i was in nyc! but it was not rose flavoured. it was just straight up green uh both good and bad and i almost finished it before i could not deal with it anymore.
i like that black oolong can. (i don't like drinking from cans though!)

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:23 (thirteen years ago) link

eleven years pass...

we never got this comported

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:28 (one year ago) link

please

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:55 (one year ago) link

trayce ever have green tea ice cream


My fave type of icecream.

nathom, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:43 (one year ago) link


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