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(Yahoo)   Man's cunning plan to overcome his fear of rejection by making one ridiculous request a day is stymied when he goes to a Krispy Kreme and orders five donuts in the shape and color of the Olympic rings-and the staff delivers   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 52
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2012-11-27 11:26:11 AM  
Hello, lawsuit!
 
2012-11-27 11:26:55 AM  
On one hand, the donut guy is cool. On the other hand, I have come to loathe these Internet Personal Projects. Look at me as I get 100 rejections! Look at me as I drink coffee at every Starbucks in the US! Look at me as I live for a year with a bird on my head!
 
2012-11-27 11:27:17 AM  
But did he ask for Vagina shaped doughnuts with extra Bacon Cheeseburger?

Nooo. He did not.
 
2012-11-27 11:27:17 AM  
Weird quest the guy is on, buy kinda cool they delivered

/wish I had a krispy kreme donuts shop here
 
2012-11-27 11:28:06 AM  
I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

In any case, good on the krispykreme employee. Wish there was still one near where I live
 
2012-11-27 11:28:19 AM  
That's a pretty cool story. His complete confusion at having a silly request granted is funny to me.
 
2012-11-27 11:28:47 AM  
l3.yimg.com

With a handy pic of what a doughnut might look like.
 
2012-11-27 11:29:45 AM  
Actually, his attempt at rejection was rejected by his success, thus he still succeeds.

Or something.

\\Dunkin' > Krispy Kreme
 
2012-11-27 11:29:46 AM  

HailRobonia: Look at me as I live for a year with a bird on my head!


badatsports.com
 
2012-11-27 11:31:22 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-27 11:31:41 AM  
one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.
 
2012-11-27 11:32:03 AM  
Its like that time in high school when me and a friend were being jackasses and ordered a big Mac at Wendy's and the dude ran across the street to McDonald's for us.

/we tipped well
//there was no fark thread about it
 
2012-11-27 11:35:53 AM  

thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.


Well, rejection is what you're aiming to desensitize yourself to, the easiest way to get rejected is to make unreasonable requests. It's just a shorcut to the desired outcome, so that when you deal with it in normal life you handle it better.
 
2012-11-27 11:37:39 AM  

Blowmonkey: thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

Well, rejection is what you're aiming to desensitize yourself to, the easiest way to get rejected is to make unreasonable requests. It's just a shorcut to the desired outcome, so that when you deal with it in normal life you handle it better.


I asked my wife if we could lick each others buttholes in a denny's bathroom someday.
She said no. I accept that.
 
2012-11-27 11:38:33 AM  

thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.


Actually what happened was he asked his girlfriend to do an anal furry three-way, and when she said "no" he said "uh, yeah, I was just joking... I'm doing a project where I make outrageous requests in order to get rejected...."
 
2012-11-27 11:38:36 AM  
Why not just find a beautiful woman and say, in the words of Jello Biafra, "Let's get buck naked and fark!" ... and if she says "No" it wouldn't be some horrible embarassing thing ... you could just be friends and it wouldn't be awkward.
 
2012-11-27 11:40:05 AM  
Never underestimate the resourcefulness of bored employees when you strike their fancy with a weird request.

When your job is "Pick up X amount of Y doughnut, put into bag, rinse, repeat, wipe hands on pants" something like this once in a while probably breaks up the monotony nicely.
 
2012-11-27 11:41:49 AM  
Dammit, now I really want Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Thanks a lot, subby.
 
2012-11-27 11:43:38 AM  
I submitted this article with the headline;

Olympics copyright infringement lawsuit in 3...2...1...
 
2012-11-27 11:46:18 AM  

Pinner:
...
I asked my wife if we could lick each others buttholes in a denny's bathroom someday.
She said no. I accept that.


So does he.


whatculture.com
 
2012-11-27 11:55:23 AM  

NkThrasher: Never underestimate the resourcefulness of bored employees when you strike their fancy with a weird request.

When your job is "Pick up X amount of Y doughnut, put into bag, rinse, repeat, wipe hands on pants" something like this once in a while probably breaks up the monotony nicely.


I worked at a taco and sub shop and loved odd requests. You want a taco meat and bean sub with cheese and grilled peppers? Why not!
 
2012-11-27 12:00:42 PM  

KrispyKritter: dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.


that is actually one thing he did. his blog is pretty cool, it's like improv everywhere for one guy. it's definitely more creative and interesting than having a coffee at every starbucks. and the guy is getting over his fear of rejection.

/haters gonna hate.
 
2012-11-27 12:01:17 PM  
Ah, so annoy other people for 100 days so you can feel like less of a tool.

Brilliant.
 
2012-11-27 12:03:24 PM  

tricycleracer: [25.media.tumblr.com image 811x570]


"No, look, I rearranged the rings. And I spelled Olympix with an x."

"And you misspelled London."

"Yeah, I gave it an o instead of a u."
 
2012-11-27 12:05:31 PM  
But he was rejected so he didn't fail. He was rejected by reality.
 
2012-11-27 12:05:51 PM  
i641.photobucket.com


Y'all are slipping.
 
2012-11-27 12:06:35 PM  
We could point out his video shooting failure and that he suffers from V.V.S. (Vertical Video Syndrome).

I say we get him help.

Remember kids:
www.handheldhollywood.com
 
2012-11-27 12:10:11 PM  

Pinner: Blowmonkey: thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

Well, rejection is what you're aiming to desensitize yourself to, the easiest way to get rejected is to make unreasonable requests. It's just a shorcut to the desired outcome, so that when you deal with it in normal life you handle it better.

I asked my wife if we could lick each others buttholes in a denny's bathroom someday.
She said no. I accept that.


Now try a Grandy's bathroom.
 
2012-11-27 12:16:13 PM  

davidphogan: NkThrasher: Never underestimate the resourcefulness of bored employees when you strike their fancy with a weird request.

When your job is "Pick up X amount of Y doughnut, put into bag, rinse, repeat, wipe hands on pants" something like this once in a while probably breaks up the monotony nicely.

I worked at a taco and sub shop and loved odd requests. You want a taco meat and bean sub with cheese and grilled peppers? Why not!


Back in the 80's when they were still a Marriott company, I worked at Roy Rogers and given that we had all the essential ingredients for decent cooking (a loaded salad bar, dough for biscuit making, giants slabs of beef and ham for the deli slicer, fresh chicken for fried chicken, etc) the Crew used to challenge itself to make gourmet staff meals with the available ingredients. We finally got ordered to stop when one too many people tried to order the burger-cooker's insanely tasty Stir-fry that he'd whip up on the big grill surface. (tehnically he cheated slightly because the soy sauce game from home, all other sauces he made from combining existing slad dressings a ingredients)
 
2012-11-27 12:19:56 PM  

Pinner: I asked my wife if we could lick each others buttholes in a denny's bathroom someday.
She said no. I accept that.


Shooting for unreasonable as well, I see.
 
2012-11-27 12:23:16 PM  
p.hagelb.org

What shape do you want the turnip in?
 
2012-11-27 12:24:43 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I submitted this article with the headline;

Olympics copyright infringement lawsuit in 3...2...1...


Came for this, thanks.
 
2012-11-27 12:25:02 PM  
Not one comment about those teeth, huh?

/am I the only heartless one?
 
2012-11-27 12:25:42 PM  
www.aperfectworld.org
 
2012-11-27 12:26:47 PM  
Yea been to that Krispy Kreme, had her at the window. Cool

Krispy Kreme needs to pony up some kudos and promotions for that kind of publicity.
 
2012-11-27 12:32:40 PM  
This article made me sad that my local Krispy Kreme went out of business.
 
2012-11-27 12:38:28 PM  

thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

In any case, good on the krispykreme employee. Wish there was still one near where I live


Doesnt matter, the guy is missing the point of his own therapy. His goal is to get over the fear of rejection. By simply asking for something he thinks is unreasonable, he is making progress. In fact, he made two unreasonable requests when he told Jackie that he needed the Olympic rings in 15 minutes.
cdn.inquisitr.com

Now if his goal was to get used to rejection, then he failed in the mission (twice).
 
2012-11-27 12:55:04 PM  

davidab: thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

In any case, good on the krispykreme employee. Wish there was still one near where I live

Doesnt matter, the guy is missing the point of his own therapy. His goal is to get over the fear of rejection. By simply asking for something he thinks is unreasonable, he is making progress. In fact, he made two unreasonable requests when he told Jackie that he needed the Olympic rings in 15 minutes.
[cdn.inquisitr.com image 475x259]

Now if his goal was to get used to rejection, then he failed in the mission (twice).


He should just start asking for sex. Get his quota in a day.
 
2012-11-27 01:09:49 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I submitted this article with the headline;

Olympics copyright infringement lawsuit in 3...2...1...


But they didn't make any money on it. Article says he didn't charge. Don't you need that for infringement case?
 
2012-11-27 01:15:04 PM  
This employee will succeed where ever she goes. I'd hire her in a heartbeat because she was resourceful, took initiative, and was responsive to the customer. These are traits that can't be "trained."

I could tell she really listened to the problem and had a deep understanding of her systems and processes. I would wager that if someone else asked her for it today, she would have a better solution. I bet she thought about a better, more elegant solution all night.

So many people would have just said, "No. It's not my job." and then go and complain that they never get promoted and are stuck in a dead-end job. Not her, though. She took ownership of the problem and devised a solution. Great job, girl!
 
2012-11-27 01:47:20 PM  

KrispyKritter: one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.


csb: I attended a small tech college in the early 70s. There were only 127 female students. One day, my friend and I polled every one of them with a simple question: "Will you go to bed with me?" Nobody called the cops. Five said "yes." Three actually meant it.
 
2012-11-27 02:20:18 PM  
Solution: ask for BJs. Your odds of rejection are higher and a fail is a win.
 
2012-11-27 02:22:31 PM  
mahdi_raen: "So many people would have just said, "No. It's not my job.""

Not at a donut shop. After about 10:30am those places are soul-sucking-ly boring.

If you present them with what amounts to *entertainment* during the dead hours I would expect more people than not would take you up on it.

/ i once spent the better part of my lunch hour constructing a donut-hole-snowman massacre
// props to calvin
/// if i could've worked an excuse to do it on the clock, i'd have done it in a heartbeat
 
2012-11-27 02:29:25 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: KrispyKritter: one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.

csb: I attended a small tech college in the early 70s. There were only 127 female students. One day, my friend and I polled every one of them with a simple question: "Will you go to bed with me?" Nobody called the cops. Five said "yes." Three actually meant it.



But of those three (or five) was it for sex or for sleeping? Ya see, you have to ask the right question.....
 
2012-11-27 02:33:15 PM  

too_amuzed: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I submitted this article with the headline;

Olympics copyright infringement lawsuit in 3...2...1...

But they didn't make any money on it. Article says he didn't charge. Don't you need that for infringement case?


Not if you're the IOC. Remember, they went after Ravelry members this year because "Ravelympics" (which is crocheters & knitters making challenging projects, no money involved) was too close to Olympics.
 
2012-11-27 02:53:09 PM  

ggecko: BarkingUnicorn: KrispyKritter: one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.

csb: I attended a small tech college in the early 70s. There were only 127 female students. One day, my friend and I polled every one of them with a simple question: "Will you go to bed with me?" Nobody called the cops. Five said "yes." Three actually meant it.


But of those three (or five) was it for sex or for sleeping? Ya see, you have to ask the right question.....


It was probably for sleeping since in the early 70s you had to smoke an entire bag of weed just to get a buzz and you most likely were just plain tired after all of that work rolling jay after jay....
 
2012-11-27 03:22:42 PM  

HailRobonia: bird


I've been living with a bird on my head for three years, with another 50 expected. Damn african greys!

//but I don't blog about it
///unless she tries to steal my cheerios off my spoon, because that's just funny.
 
2012-11-27 03:38:38 PM  

ringersol: mahdi_raen: "So many people would have just said, "No. It's not my job.""

Not at a donut shop. After about 10:30am those places are soul-sucking-ly boring.

If you present them with what amounts to *entertainment* during the dead hours I would expect more people than not would take you up on it.

/ i once spent the better part of my lunch hour constructing a donut-hole-snowman massacre
// props to calvin
/// if i could've worked an excuse to do it on the clock, i'd have done it in a heartbeat


When are the dead hours for a donut shop?
 
2012-11-27 04:00:56 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: KrispyKritter: one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.

csb: I attended a small tech college in the early 70s. There were only 127 female students. One day, my friend and I polled every one of them with a simple question: "Will you go to bed with me?" Nobody called the cops. Five said "yes." Three actually meant it.


Was the combined weight of the three who meant it more or less than 1000 pounds?
 
2012-11-27 07:12:52 PM  
You guys are missing the part where the employee has a chronic fear of saying 'no' and this guy just played right on that...
 
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