Innocuous things that make you irrationally embarrassed

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I get weirdly embarrassed when people in restaurants overdo the apologies for running out of something.

me, I don't care, I just...find something else (I can eat almost anything), but if someone's like "oh I'm sooooo soooo sorry that we don't have the 3 pound Steakburger with Alien Cheese and Salamander bread, I know you had your heart set on that, let me buy your dessert", I'm embarrassed cos they think I actually am 'upset' when I'm not.

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Monday, 15 February 2021 17:22 (eight months ago) link

I think there are enough really picky high maintenance customers that restaurant people just do that as a default. ... I am irrationally embarrassed when I observe customers who actually do get upset and require mollification.

sarahell, Monday, 15 February 2021 17:33 (eight months ago) link

oh yeah me too

"give me the CEO's name, the CFO's name.....get the local news on the line"

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Monday, 15 February 2021 17:38 (eight months ago) link

i wonder how these people were raised and/or how they came to be the way they are ... basically I am rationally embarrassed for their parents (and often kids).

sarahell, Monday, 15 February 2021 18:06 (eight months ago) link

I once contacted corporate to tell them if they got a complaint for xxxx store from a couple at xxxx time on xxxx date to ignore it because I was there and they started everything.

they told me that couple did complain and gave me a free lunch lol

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:08 (eight months ago) link

snitches get fries

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:10 (eight months ago) link

truffle fries ftw

sarahell, Monday, 15 February 2021 18:15 (eight months ago) link

i wonder how these people were raised and/or how they came to be the way they are ... basically I am rationally embarrassed for their parents (and often kids).

― sarahell, Monday, February 15, 2021 10:06 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

you mean, like, did their parents use words like "awesomesauce" too?

brimstead, Monday, 15 February 2021 19:24 (eight months ago) link

i'm just going to blame my great great grandfather who was lobotomized in his 30s

brimstead, Monday, 15 February 2021 19:25 (eight months ago) link

the thing about awesomesauce is that annoying as that phrase is, almost everybody I know got tired of saying it back in 2009, and even if they did say it, it wasn't like a frequent go-to phrase of theirs.

whereas I have a co-worker who in 2021 actually says it every 5 minutes, 20 times a day, and I'm just like "no, this is bullshitsauce"

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Monday, 15 February 2021 19:45 (eight months ago) link

you mean, like, did their parents use words like "awesomesauce" too?

― brimstead, Monday, February 15, 2021 11:24 AM (one hour ago)

no, lol, I was referring to the people that flip out at restaurants when the server tells them they are out of alien cheese

sarahell, Monday, 15 February 2021 20:57 (eight months ago) link

oh geez yeah... argh i... those people challenge my pacifism lol

brimstead, Monday, 15 February 2021 22:06 (eight months ago) link

I always want to tell those people they can go elsewhere.

Once, when we had just started dating, my partner and I had a run in with a police in SF, and he said to us, 'you boys are lucky I have some place to be,' and my partner said, 'then go there,' and that might have been the moment where I really fell in love

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 01:29 (eight months ago) link

lmao that is sweet and hilarious

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 02:23 (eight months ago) link

xp - omg seriously, that is beautiful - totally should be a romantic scene in a movie or something

sarahell, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 06:15 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

whenever i get something in my inbox about a "phishing attempt" or a "smishing attempt" i die a little inside

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:04 (five months ago) link

can't they just lock up that goddamn Trey Anastasio once and for all?

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 17 May 2021 23:11 (five months ago) link

Split screen videos where the same person plays all the instruments in their little bedroom studio, even when they are pretty good.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:45 (five months ago) link

That's a good one.

I watch some bass ones every now and then, and it's embarrassing when they don't turn down the original track. Like, you're playing bass man. How can I tell what's yours and what's Tony Levin.

pplains, Thursday, 20 May 2021 01:22 (five months ago) link

i think the only time i've seen this was a pomplamoose "video song." those were the days, huh . . .

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Thursday, 20 May 2021 02:39 (five months ago) link

How can I tell what's yours and what's Tony Levin.

LOL these guys always do Levin/Pastorius/Karn/Claypool.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 20 May 2021 04:58 (five months ago) link

I have to say I'm kind of happy these exist when I'm trying to figure out how to play something.

joygoat, Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:01 (five months ago) link

Well yeah.

I wish they'd flip the mirror mode, so they appeared left-handed (if they're IRL right-handed.)

I've probably had more fun playing along with Paul McCartney than anyone else, not so much just because he's an above-average bassist, but because I can follow along with him like I'm looking into a mirror.

pplains, Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:26 (five months ago) link

I don't really get embarrassed by music instructional videos or even necessarily playing, there's just something specifically about those same dude/chick playing all the instruments overdubbed that gets me, like you're watching an adult compete in a school talent show or something. I mean I can't really talk shit about it because I post bullshit clips of me noodling on guitar to instagram and they're probably even more embarrassing.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:52 (five months ago) link

It's not 100%-cringe free, that's for sure.

Worst ones are when the same person wears different shirts for each instrument.

pplains, Thursday, 20 May 2021 14:08 (five months ago) link

"signature model" musical instruments. I paid a premium to play a guitar that was custom-designed for someone else.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 24 May 2021 18:28 (five months ago) link

look man if it's good enough for dimebag darrell it's good enough for you

adam, Monday, 24 May 2021 19:09 (five months ago) link

Author bios written in the third person by the author themselves

just1n3, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:36 (five months ago) link

If you're ever asked to write a bio in third-person, just say "XXX is a writer who lives in blahblah. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis." Don't even think about using the term "brain-crush".

Even if you don't play tennis.

― pplains, Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:59 AM

pplains, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:55 (five months ago) link

they make us do that for theatre bios. I hate them. i usually write something self-deprecating and then thank a random celebrity

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:56 (five months ago) link

"Neanderthal has acted in 21 plays at the ~theater~ and has been a performer in central Florida for over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis."

There. Just add to the numbers and you don't have to worry about it anymore.

pplains, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:58 (five months ago) link

also said I was ranked #1 globally, I think I went a bridge too far.

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:01 (five months ago) link

Well yeah. I've never even seen you at Wimbledon.

pplains, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:02 (five months ago) link

Yes. Plain fact bios in the third person are fine, but "quirky" ones make me wanna die from embarrassment

just1n3, Wednesday, 26 May 2021 00:44 (five months ago) link

Wasn’t it Tim Rice who never changed his, in the more contemporary programme for Evita, whereas ALW updated and lengthened his?

Mark G, Wednesday, 26 May 2021 06:43 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

when the local weather service says "on tap," as in "another cold night on tap." it's such a silly metaphor!

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Thursday, 14 October 2021 21:09 (one week ago) link

the heat’s gonna tap out on Wednesday

brimstead, Thursday, 14 October 2021 22:08 (one week ago) link


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