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(WESH Orlando)   92-year-old man crashes car into busy restaurant, steps out, sits at table, orders and eats his breakfast   (wesh.com) divider line 131
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2010-01-07 01:27:11 PM  
belhade: Too early for flapjacks?

they stop serving at 11am
 
2010-01-07 01:40:28 PM  
Jakevol2: Maybe you missed the part where I mentioned I am in college to get my Bachelors of Social Work. I am willing to wager I have done more for charity then you will ever do in your entire lifetime. And no I don't expect you to be impressed. I don't do it to get praised from the likes of you.

Damnit, you'd better be getting ready. Your ride to the gym leaves in 26 minutes!
 
2010-01-07 01:41:55 PM  
cyrus_hunter: Jakevol2: Maybe you missed the part where I mentioned I am in college to get my Bachelors of Social Work. I am willing to wager I have done more for charity then you will ever do in your entire lifetime. And no I don't expect you to be impressed. I don't do it to get praised from the likes of you.

Damnit, you'd better be getting ready. Your ride to the gym leaves in 26 minutes!


Gym's closed due to snow.
 
2010-01-07 01:43:34 PM  
Jakevol2: cyrus_hunter: Jakevol2: Maybe you missed the part where I mentioned I am in college to get my Bachelors of Social Work. I am willing to wager I have done more for charity then you will ever do in your entire lifetime. And no I don't expect you to be impressed. I don't do it to get praised from the likes of you.

Damnit, you'd better be getting ready. Your ride to the gym leaves in 26 minutes!

Gym's closed due to snow.


and AIDS
 
2010-01-07 01:52:34 PM  
In 1966, Congress approved the first minimum cash payment for tipped employees, a payment set at half the minimum wage (which was being raised from $1.25 to $1.60). Unions supported the tip wage because restaurant and bar owners had been counting all tips towards the minimum wage, with no legal obligation to pay a food server or bartender any cash minimum. The federal tip minimum varied from 40% to 50% of the minimum wage until 1996, when Congress froze it at half of the then-current minimum wage of $4.25 and added the requirement that if an employee's average tips did not bring the total wage up to the minimum, the employer would make up the difference. The federal tip minimum has remained at $2.13 ever since, even though the federal minimum wage itself has reached $7.25.

When you start making 2.13 an hour, then you can start complaining that people that work for tips make too much money.
(not a server, never had been, just someone that appreciates good service)
 
2010-01-07 01:54:44 PM  
msheda: In 1966, Congress approved the first minimum cash payment for tipped employees, a payment set at half the minimum wage (which was being raised from $1.25 to $1.60). Unions supported the tip wage because restaurant and bar owners had been counting all tips towards the minimum wage, with no legal obligation to pay a food server or bartender any cash minimum. The federal tip minimum varied from 40% to 50% of the minimum wage until 1996, when Congress froze it at half of the then-current minimum wage of $4.25 and added the requirement that if an employee's average tips did not bring the total wage up to the minimum, the employer would make up the difference. The federal tip minimum has remained at $2.13 ever since, even though the federal minimum wage itself has reached $7.25.

When you start making 2.13 an hour, then you can start complaining that people that work for tips make too much money.
(not a server, never had been, just someone that appreciates good service)


Well said.
 
2010-01-07 02:04:05 PM  
Not tipping is against my religion. The service has to be less than poor, outright atrocious, not to leave any tip at all. Poor but not atrocious service still gets a 10% tip. Everything from there up to stellar gets 20%. Forget 15%, it's so much easier to just move the decimal left on the check and double it. And round up, forget the coinage, and if you can afford it, the singles too.
 
2010-01-07 02:19:17 PM  
msheda: In 1966, Congress approved the first minimum cash payment for tipped employees, a payment set at half the minimum wage (which was being raised from $1.25 to $1.60). Unions supported the tip wage because restaurant and bar owners had been counting all tips towards the minimum wage, with no legal obligation to pay a food server or bartender any cash minimum. The federal tip minimum varied from 40% to 50% of the minimum wage until 1996, when Congress froze it at half of the then-current minimum wage of $4.25 and added the requirement that if an employee's average tips did not bring the total wage up to the minimum, the employer would make up the difference. The federal tip minimum has remained at $2.13 ever since, even though the federal minimum wage itself has reached $7.25.

When you start making 2.13 an hour, then you can start complaining that people that work for tips make too much money.
(not a server, never had been, just someone that appreciates good service)


Quite interesting. That means it is the fault of congress and some blame goes to restaraunt owners. Consumers are not to blame past the fact that through voting the minimum wage of waitstaff has not increased as it should.

Because of the freeze it is actually more important to keep it at 15% because allowing it to reach 20% will without a doube start a trend where the tip percentage will increase indefinatly. Talk to your congess person and don't allow the restaraunt owners to take more of their emploeeys and your money.
 
2010-01-07 02:24:45 PM  
Jakevol2: Has your career ever been traditionally seen as one that gets tipped? Food service has

homepage.mac.com
 
2010-01-07 02:27:32 PM  
Torok: msheda: In 1966, Congress approved the first minimum cash payment for tipped employees, a payment set at half the minimum wage (which was being raised from $1.25 to $1.60). Unions supported the tip wage because restaurant and bar owners had been counting all tips towards the minimum wage, with no legal obligation to pay a food server or bartender any cash minimum. The federal tip minimum varied from 40% to 50% of the minimum wage until 1996, when Congress froze it at half of the then-current minimum wage of $4.25 and added the requirement that if an employee's average tips did not bring the total wage up to the minimum, the employer would make up the difference. The federal tip minimum has remained at $2.13 ever since, even though the federal minimum wage itself has reached $7.25.

When you start making 2.13 an hour, then you can start complaining that people that work for tips make too much money.
(not a server, never had been, just someone that appreciates good service)

Quite interesting. That means it is the fault of congress and some blame goes to restaraunt owners. Consumers are not to blame past the fact that through voting the minimum wage of waitstaff has not increased as it should.

Because of the freeze it is actually more important to keep it at 15% because allowing it to reach 20% will without a doube start a trend where the tip percentage will increase indefinatly. Talk to your congess person and don't allow the restaraunt owners to take more of their emploeeys and your money.


I really hope the next time you go to Applebee's a server with H1N1 spit in your food.
 
2010-01-07 02:42:18 PM  
i141.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-07 02:55:37 PM  
Jakevol2: Torok: msheda: ...
I really hope the next time you go to Applebee's a server with H1N1 spit in your food.


I'm not surprised you would say that after your previous posts.
 
2010-01-07 02:56:07 PM  
His age may have nothing to do with it.
A friend of mine got in a car accident at 22,
hit his head bad, concussion.

He got out of the car and walked into the
"Bakers Square" next to the accident scene
with blood running from his head
and declared "I believe... I want a Pie." Before collapsing.

If your out there, Hi Scott.
 
2010-01-07 02:56:17 PM  
Oh come on, it's Florida.

This should be in the news everyday.
 
2010-01-07 03:18:35 PM  
Torok: Jakevol2: Torok: msheda: ...
I really hope the next time you go to Applebee's a server with H1N1 spit in your food.

I'm not surprised you would say that after your previous posts.


Never screw with the people who cut your hair or handle your food.
 
2010-01-07 04:11:22 PM  
davidphogan: I expected a Country Kitchen Buffet.

yeah cause Biscuit's "N" Gravy and More isn't basically the same thing?

you know a restaurant is quality when it has an 'n'.
 
2010-01-07 04:56:25 PM  
SlothB77: davidphogan: I expected a Country Kitchen Buffet.

yeah cause Biscuit's "N" Gravy and More isn't basically the same thing?

you know a restaurant is quality when it has an 'n'.


General, the best regional food can be found in small establishments, some of which may include the inclusive "N" in the business name. Do you perchance live in a big city and have a snobbish attitude about agrarian-based society? Just asking. A short question from "flyover country".
 
2010-01-07 05:17:30 PM  
gregscott: SlothB77: davidphogan: I expected a Country Kitchen Buffet.

yeah cause Biscuit's "N" Gravy and More isn't basically the same thing?

you know a restaurant is quality when it has an 'n'.

General, the best regional food can be found in small establishments, some of which may include the inclusive "N" in the business name. Do you perchance live in a big city and have a snobbish attitude about agrarian-based society? Just asking. A short question from "flyover country".


like I said, thin skinned with a persecution complex.
 
2010-01-07 05:21:09 PM  
newton:

lol

"I believe I want a pie" should also be a meme! :)
 
2010-01-07 05:56:04 PM  
my grandma used to live right around the corner from there.

/she was a wonderful driver
 
2010-01-07 07:04:00 PM  
gregscott: SlothB77: davidphogan: I expected a Country Kitchen Buffet.

yeah cause Biscuit's "N" Gravy and More isn't basically the same thing?

you know a restaurant is quality when it has an 'n'.

General, the best regional food can be found in small establishments, some of which may include the inclusive "N" in the business name. Do you perchance live in a big city and have a snobbish attitude about agrarian-based society? Just asking. A short question from "flyover country".


Not particularly thin skinned. I rather enjoy pointing out various kinds of bigotry which are thoughtlessly indulged in by PC individuals. (Do you ever say that somebody gyped you? I'd call you on it every time.) I don't mean thoughtless/rude. I mean thoughtless/unthinking. For example, rednecks can be defined as people who work outdoors. Such people have a wide variety of social and cultural beliefs. Some are racists, many aren't. Unless you define a redneck as any racist in the South. But that's a bigoted definition.

Actually, I enjoy a good argument with an articulate person. A willingness to make the conversation meaningful makes the discussion even more interesting. This sub-topic began when some snob asserted that 20% was the minimum standard tip that was acceptable in civilized society.
 
2010-01-07 07:46:11 PM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Also,

"Come out of his car, no problem. He sat down at the table, has his breakfast, and God bless America, beautiful,"

Does 'God bless America' really come to mind when someone blatantly crashes into an establishment nearly killing someone? Really? Really?

This article is just fail all around and the only way I can not go crazy from all this nonsense is to remind myself that this is Florida.


Ironic that someone frequenting a "Not News" site thinks the story should have been more dramatic, and indeed attempts to make it so.

No one almost died. Read it again. Unless you're one of those people who thinks "almost died" means "well... it COULD have happened!!!!" By your definition, I've "almost died" every single day that I've crossed a road. I'm also interested how someone "discretely" crashes into the side of a restaurant, or were you just using "blatantly" to trump up your Righteous Outrage!!!?

Don't overreact. The old man crashed his car into the side of a restaurant, got out, determined no one was seriously injured, and then ate his breakfast. Sounds pretty damn funny and straight baller, if you will.
 
2010-01-07 08:11:15 PM  
gregscott: gregscott: SlothB77: davidphogan: I expected a Country Kitchen Buffet.

yeah cause Biscuit's "N" Gravy and More isn't basically the same thing?

you know a restaurant is quality when it has an 'n'.

General, the best regional food can be found in small establishments, some of which may include the inclusive "N" in the business name. Do you perchance live in a big city and have a snobbish attitude about agrarian-based society? Just asking. A short question from "flyover country".

Not particularly thin skinned. I rather enjoy pointing out various kinds of bigotry which are thoughtlessly indulged in by PC individuals. (Do you ever say that somebody gyped you? I'd call you on it every time.) I don't mean thoughtless/rude. I mean thoughtless/unthinking. For example, rednecks can be defined as people who work outdoors. Such people have a wide variety of social and cultural beliefs. Some are racists, many aren't. Unless you define a redneck as any racist in the South. But that's a bigoted definition.

Actually, I enjoy a good argument with an articulate person. A willingness to make the conversation meaningful makes the discussion even more interesting. This sub-topic began when some snob asserted that 20% was the minimum standard tip that was acceptable in civilized society.


do you not see your own hypocracy? But I wouldn't expect anything less than the "Help we are being oppressed" crowd you belong to.
 
2010-01-07 09:07:51 PM  
jimmyschmidt: happiness is a warm pun: Ok, but did he leave a tip?

Are you kidding?? Nobody over 60 knows this 'tip' concept of which you speak. On the off chance they do, 25 cents on a 30$ bill is being generous. Why yes, I DO work at a restaurant on a golf course, why do you ask?

/If you can't afford to tip at least 10% when I know your name, know what you want as soon as you walk in, ring up your order, then proceed to cook it for you, (I work alone from 5-9am, so the old farts that come in for an early breakfast get treated to a one man cooking, serving and cleaning machine) you cannot afford to golf. End of story.


10%?

Jesus...

Next time you have an elderly customer, do what I used to do: offer to buy their breakfast.

When they say, "Sure!"

You say, "Gee, I don't know: $12.00 means I would have to work six hours to pay this."

[Ensuing disbelief + apologies + sensible tip].

Eating out... minimum wage... price of gas...

it's all kind of like music. It freezes in your brain, at a certain age. The old people that leave you a quarter still, somewhere in their subconscious, believe that you will take that quarter and pick up your girl and take her out for a matinee and an ice cream soda.
 
2010-01-08 01:48:50 AM  
I witnessed an accident years ago in a Safeway parking lot. Another old lady. She backed out of her parking spot at pretty much full speed and hit a father and son that were coming out of the store. I watched the father get hit and fly back into a pole. The father and son were both okay.

The old lady denied that she had even come out of the spot quickly. She acted like I was lying to get her into trouble with the cops. I saw the whole thing you old bag. Hand over your license.

That was over 10 years ago. Shes probably dead anyway. I wonder if she ever ended up killing anyone? She almost did that day.
 
2010-01-08 09:26:28 AM  
Did he order the grand slam?

/Late to the party, sorry...
 
2010-01-08 11:20:55 AM  
Darth_Lukecash: Britney Spear's Speculum: Biscuit's "N" Gravy and More

the "N" designates that there's suppose to be an "and" there. But then they finish the title with "and More" I understand the shorthand but seriously, either give it 100% or don't bother.

Biscuts 'n Gravy is a dish...at least its a southern way to describe the Nectar of the Gods.


AKA, shiate on a shingle.
 
2010-01-08 09:15:23 PM  
GodspeedLittleDoodle: Darth_Lukecash: Britney Spear's Speculum: Biscuit's "N" Gravy and More

the "N" designates that there's suppose to be an "and" there. But then they finish the title with "and More" I understand the shorthand but seriously, either give it 100% or don't bother.

Biscuts 'n Gravy is a dish...at least its a southern way to describe the Nectar of the Gods.

AKA, shiate on a shingle.


"Shiat on a Shingle" is chipped beef and gravy over toast. It's related to biscuits, but a different animal. Both are delicious, but I find SOS easier to prepare.
 
2010-01-08 11:33:56 PM  
Propaganda Panda: No one almost died. Read it again.

Yeah they did dipshiat. People were sitting there minutes before this guy came crashing in. That's nearly killing someone. What is the color of the sun on your planet? Welcome to Fark.
 
2010-01-09 01:52:44 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Propaganda Panda: No one almost died. Read it again.

Yeah they did dipshiat. People were sitting there minutes before this guy came crashing in. That's nearly killing someone. What is the color of the sun on your planet? Welcome to Fark.


Read my post again (and stop calling people names).

People were sitting there minutes before this guy came crashing in.

This one time, I was standing in a parking space moments before someone parked in it. I almost died.

This one time, I crossed a road moments before a recklessly speeding vehicle drove over the same spot; I almost died.

This one time, I made a right turn on red while a pedestrian was standing on the curb; I almost hit that person. That person almost died.

I could go on, but only if you still don't understand why your statement is inflammatory and nonsensical. Just in case, let me show you what someone almost dying looks like:

med.fau.edu
 
2010-01-09 04:29:33 AM  
"You sound old"

Ya think?

"Something tells me they have less accidents over time because they use their car once a week to buy cat food and go to church. I'd bet that they have 500% the amount of accidents per mile."

You want an honest answer? If you can't drive when you're young, you're certainly not going to be able to drive that much better when you're old unless you take the time to improve yourself at it. Whether that's racing, driving school or just a lot of road miles, like anything, it takes practice.
 
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