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2013-09-09 07:28:59 PM

firefly212: Some mornings when I wake up, my MS sucks, and I can't stand because my legs just spazz wildly and I fall down. My apartment is not even remotely handicap accessible, and I can't afford ones that are, so that means I end up eating candy/whatever is within reach of my bedroom, crawling to the bathroom when I can't hold my crutches, and generally wasting a day in bed. To me, that seems like something worthy of getting mad about...


Reading your post makes me realize that I've been pretty lucky so far. I'm dealing with it too -- it's been about two-and-a-half years. I'm just going to keep making plans for the future and deal with it when it comes. If I need to push things back because of a lost day in bed (and there have been a couple) I guess I'll get to it later. In the meantime I guess all I can do is try and be healthy. (end threadjack)
 
2013-09-09 07:29:16 PM

USA Prime Credit Peggy: /Carne Asada Nachos, Por Favor


I recommend the pollo asada.

/i yuv guacamole.
 
2013-09-09 07:29:46 PM

p51d007: Not only that, 99% of fast food joints know that the bulk of their employees can't READ, so they have PICTURES of what the damn food is suppose to look like, and how it is assembled.  The problem comes from the fact most fast food workers can't get a job doing anything else because they are just too damn stupid to do anything other than smoke weed, ride a skateboard and wear their pants 1/2 way down their body.  I've just about sworn off fast food.  If I want a GOOD Mexican dinner, I go to a Mexican place that has "real Mexicans" that run it.  Got a few in my neck of the woods.  Their workers (as with the Chinese restaurants that employee real Chinese people) WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF!  Never been to one where they were not NICE, fast on service and always SMILING.  Try to find that with your typical low life, bum fast food worker.


In my neck of the woods, halfway down our body is how we wear our pants. God help me if I ever see anyone wearing them 100% up or down their body.
 
2013-09-09 07:29:48 PM
the guy is getting paid minimum wage to put up with your bullshiat, why should he care what you think?
 
2013-09-09 07:30:03 PM

mcsmiley: Whitey Bear: Burritos are fairly simple in design that is not difficult to master; I find this rant valid.

Except this is supposed to be a humor piece. (read the last line of the article)  I have yet to ever come a cross a burrito that matches to spec in the rant.  And, considering how burritos are usually made, it would require that the person making the burrito to be intentionally trying to screw with him.


Here's a tip:  if you have to explain to people that it was a farking joke, it wasn't.

Another tip, this one for Subby:  The reason why we have minimum wage jobs is because there are some douchenozzles with the empathy of a Rombot who would be glad to enslave people if they could.
 
2013-09-09 07:30:05 PM
I guess I'm in the distinct minority of people who were raised to take pride in their work.  When I worked food service for four years at an amusement park, I always did my best to ensure the customers got good food.  Some people just want to slack off and get paid for it.
 
2013-09-09 07:30:22 PM

untaken_name: LoneWolf343: big pig peaches: Ishidan: LoneWolf343: If you pay someone $7.25 an hour, expect a $7.25/hr job.

Minus taxes, commute costs, and other assorted bullshiat...more like five an hour, no benefits.

Paying the incompetent more isn't suddenly going to make them competent.

Maybe he's incompetent because poverty decreases IQ by 13 points.

Either that, or people with lower IQs tend to end up poor.


FTA: "Poverty is often blamed on "the personal failings of the poor," co-author Jiaying Zhao says. This is evidence that the situation itself hurts people's ability to concentrate and make decisions. "
 
2013-09-09 07:33:07 PM

LoneWolf343: untaken_name: LoneWolf343: big pig peaches: Ishidan: LoneWolf343: If you pay someone $7.25 an hour, expect a $7.25/hr job.

Minus taxes, commute costs, and other assorted bullshiat...more like five an hour, no benefits.

Paying the incompetent more isn't suddenly going to make them competent.

Maybe he's incompetent because poverty decreases IQ by 13 points.

Either that, or people with lower IQs tend to end up poor.

FTA: "Poverty is often blamed on "the personal failings of the poor," co-author Jiaying Zhao says. This is evidence that the situation itself hurts people's ability to concentrate and make decisions. "


Sounds like BS to me. Maybe that's because I'm not poor.
 
2013-09-09 07:34:33 PM

violentsalvation: Every Taco Bell 7-layer burrito I've ever had has been assembled just like that.


No kidding.

It's like a Mexican food push-up pop.
 
2013-09-09 07:36:04 PM
If these guys made it that way:

2.bp.blogspot.com

They'd charge you 16$ for it and people would gape in wonder.
 
2013-09-09 07:36:12 PM

untaken_name: LoneWolf343: untaken_name: LoneWolf343: big pig peaches: Ishidan: LoneWolf343: If you pay someone $7.25 an hour, expect a $7.25/hr job.

Minus taxes, commute costs, and other assorted bullshiat...more like five an hour, no benefits.

Paying the incompetent more isn't suddenly going to make them competent.

Maybe he's incompetent because poverty decreases IQ by 13 points.

Either that, or people with lower IQs tend to end up poor.

FTA: "Poverty is often blamed on "the personal failings of the poor," co-author Jiaying Zhao says. This is evidence that the situation itself hurts people's ability to concentrate and make decisions. "

Sounds like BS to me. Maybe that's because I'm not poor.


Maybe you can take your money and fund your own study. Or not, because being an egotistical moron costs no money at all.
 
2013-09-09 07:39:42 PM

LoneWolf343: untaken_name: LoneWolf343: untaken_name: LoneWolf343: big pig peaches: Ishidan: LoneWolf343: If you pay someone $7.25 an hour, expect a $7.25/hr job.

Minus taxes, commute costs, and other assorted bullshiat...more like five an hour, no benefits.

Paying the incompetent more isn't suddenly going to make them competent.

Maybe he's incompetent because poverty decreases IQ by 13 points.

Either that, or people with lower IQs tend to end up poor.

FTA: "Poverty is often blamed on "the personal failings of the poor," co-author Jiaying Zhao says. This is evidence that the situation itself hurts people's ability to concentrate and make decisions. "

Sounds like BS to me. Maybe that's because I'm not poor.

Maybe you can take your money and fund your own study. Or not, because being an egotistical moron costs no money at all.


That's good, so even you can afford it. At least you have something!
 
2013-09-09 07:44:40 PM
Jokes are supposed to be funny.

OTOH, now I want a burrito. Damn you, internet!
 
2013-09-09 07:45:48 PM

State_College_Arsonist: I guess I'm in the distinct minority of people who were raised to take pride in their work.  When I worked food service for four years at an amusement park, I always did my best to ensure the customers got good food.  Some people just want to slack off and get paid for it.


So you kicked them out of your store with a map to a real chef's restaurant?
 
2013-09-09 07:46:40 PM

NaziKamikaze: A coworker was dying to share this with me last week. I got about halfway through before I stopped reading. Using fark for every other word and capitalizing more often than not is a real turnoff, and I just couldn't muster a bit of sympathy over a silly burrito.

But this is why we'll always have bloggers: self importance and narcissism inflates the seriousness of mundane things and the criticality to get the word out about it. I guess there's an element of being a victim in this case as well.


You must be fun at parties.
 
2013-09-09 07:46:50 PM

untaken_name: Right, but doesn't that (the knowledge that middle managers are useless) also tend to discredit the argument that "more pay = more competence"?


Usually in the hospitality industry, higher pay DOES equal higher competence.  Not that by paying somebody more money will suddenly turn them into Supercook, but if you jack up the wages it's a sign to the more high-quality cooks in the area that you aren't screwing around, and will bring more of them to your door seeking employment.
 
2013-09-09 07:47:32 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: If these guys made it that way:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x326]

They'd charge you 16$ for it and people would gape in wonder.


Canadian.....Taco?  Canadian.  Taco.  Canadian :  Taco.  My brain won't let me put those two words in the same sentence for some reason.  I'll keep trying.

/Canadian Talco
//Damn, almost had it...
 
2013-09-09 07:47:45 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Okay I know one of you farkers ate a tongue or brain burrito. How does each one taste?


Lengue tacos.  Very good.  Beefy, no funk.
 
2013-09-09 07:48:24 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: NaziKamikaze: A coworker was dying to share this with me last week. I got about halfway through before I stopped reading. Using fark for every other word and capitalizing more often than not is a real turnoff, and I just couldn't muster a bit of sympathy over a silly burrito.

But this is why we'll always have bloggers: self importance and narcissism inflates the seriousness of mundane things and the criticality to get the word out about it. I guess there's an element of being a victim in this case as well.

You must be fun at parties.


He wouldn't know.  His invites always seem to get "lost in the mail".
 
2013-09-09 07:49:10 PM

LoneWolf343: If you pay someone $7.25 an hour, expect a $7.25/hr job.


Assembling fast food according to a diagram on the wall is not a $7.26+/hour job, and I don't think more money is going to make someone ambivalent give a damn or make someone incompetent adept, but whatever.

If you want more money, try giving a sh*t about doing your job right FIRST, and then you might be considered for a raise or promotion. Until then, the minimum expectation for this minimum wage is that you make the food you prepare look like the picture in front of you.
 
2013-09-09 07:50:18 PM

PsiChick: ...How the hell do you  do that? I mean, really. That's, like, 'I did this shiat on purpose, look on in awe' levels of farking up burritos.


I think it would be easy to make a burrito like that.  Line up the ingredients like you normally would, and turn the tortilla 180 degrees before rolling.
 
2013-09-09 07:52:00 PM
Minimum wage is for workers to show up and do the minimum amount of work.  Just enough to qualify to get paid.  In return, the employer pays that worker the minimum they are legally allowed to pay.That is the social contract of these things.

If you expect more than the minimum from a minimum wage worker, you are the problem, not the minimum wage worker.  If you want that minimum wage worker to give you 110%! or some crap your dad told you about over and over when you were little, you need to spend time pondering the nature of minimum wage work.  Mostly being that high levels of motivation, pride, and dedication are, at best, at odds with the very idea of minimum wage work.  At worst, I suppose that it is some cruelty to expect anyone to provide more than the minimum effort for a minimum wage.
 
2013-09-09 07:52:30 PM
I was going to complain on my Facebook status that my lunchtime burrito had little meat and too much rice and other cheap filler, but then I recalled there is a war going on in Syria... so, yeah.
 
2013-09-09 07:53:58 PM
I chuckled. Not comedy gold. But parts of it were kinda funny.
 
2013-09-09 07:55:56 PM

DoctorWhat: Protip:  swearing doesn't actually make you funny.


I dunno about that. The f-you scene in Observe & Report is funny.
 
2013-09-09 07:56:42 PM
Hipster humor.
 
2013-09-09 07:56:53 PM

untaken_name: LoneWolf343: big pig peaches: Ishidan: LoneWolf343: If you pay someone $7.25 an hour, expect a $7.25/hr job.

Minus taxes, commute costs, and other assorted bullshiat...more like five an hour, no benefits.

Paying the incompetent more isn't suddenly going to make them competent.

Maybe he's incompetent because poverty decreases IQ by 13 points.

Either that, or people with lower IQs tend to end up poor.


I don't think the guy was dumb. In fact, it takes more brains and skill to make a burrito like that.
 
2013-09-09 07:59:29 PM

untaken_name: RedVentrue: untaken_name: LoneWolf343: If you pay someone $7.25 an hour, expect a $7.25/hr job.

You know, I keep hearing that, but if that's the case, why do I have more trouble at the DMV than at a typical fast food restaurant? They make good money at the DMV.

That's because they are all middle managers.

Right, but doesn't that (the knowledge that middle managers are useless) also tend to discredit the argument that "more pay = more competence"? That's all I'm trying to do, discredit that notion, because it goes against real-world experience.


You've got a point. Some places people fail upwards. The DMV is one of those.
 
2013-09-09 08:00:56 PM
I thought the main point of the post was to advertise his card game-thingy linked at the bottom of the article?  Something about silly arguments about crazy fights.  Guess not if no one else has mentioned it by now.

I was glad to see it was a made up rant, because both the worker and complaint seemed to dumb to be real.

/Came in hoping people would be talking about the card game or at least complaining that this link was just an ad for the game.
 
2013-09-09 08:03:14 PM

mooseyfate: Quantum Apostrophe: If these guys made it that way:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x326]

They'd charge you 16$ for it and people would gape in wonder.

Canadian.....Taco?  Canadian.  Taco.  Canadian :  Taco.  My brain won't let me put those two words in the same sentence for some reason.  I'll keep trying.

/Canadian Talco
//Damn, almost had it...


Eh, they're as bland as you can imagine. How they got rated as a Mexican restaurant when they put Banh Mi in tacos is interesting.
 
2013-09-09 08:04:24 PM

yelmrog: untaken_name: Right, but doesn't that (the knowledge that middle managers are useless) also tend to discredit the argument that "more pay = more competence"?

Usually in the hospitality industry, higher pay DOES equal higher competence.  Not that by paying somebody more money will suddenly turn them into Supercook, but if you jack up the wages it's a sign to the more high-quality cooks in the area that you aren't screwing around, and will bring more of them to your door seeking employment.


Possibly, but how does that apply to fast-food places? I don't think high-quality cooks are ever looking for employment at fast-food restaurants.
 
2013-09-09 08:05:57 PM
Didn't Fark get its collective panties' in a twist after seeing that the Five Dollar Footlong was, in fact, not one foot in length?
 
2013-09-09 08:08:01 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: mooseyfate: Quantum Apostrophe: If these guys made it that way:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x326]

They'd charge you 16$ for it and people would gape in wonder.

Canadian.....Taco?  Canadian.  Taco.  Canadian :  Taco.  My brain won't let me put those two words in the same sentence for some reason.  I'll keep trying.

/Canadian Talco
//Damn, almost had it...

Eh, they're as bland as you can imagine. How they got rated as a Mexican restaurant when they put Banh Mi in tacos is interesting.


If I got to Canada, ain't no way in HELL I'm touching a Tex-Mex food item.  I'll survive on Canadian Bacon, french fries and gravy, maple syrup, and french toast.  That's what Canadian people eat, right?

/shiat, forgot the croissants...
 
2013-09-09 08:13:57 PM
Having eaten that exact same burrito several times at Taco Bell, I can relate.

Also, several QT wraps of similar construction.

/seas of sour cream, land of guacamole?
 
2013-09-09 08:14:47 PM
That is a whole lot of butt-hurt.
 
2013-09-09 08:16:13 PM
If it's padded out with rice, it's not a burrito.
 
2013-09-09 08:17:20 PM

AbiNormal: That is a whole lot of butt-hurt.


I agree, the people in this thread take things waaaaaaaay too seriously.  Lighten up, Francii.
 
2013-09-09 08:19:36 PM

mooseyfate: /shiat, forgot the croissants...


Well, would you settle for donuts? I know a place where you need to dislocate your jaw to fit in the meringue topping.
 
2013-09-09 08:21:04 PM
Lightenupfrancis.jpg

Seriously - lighten the heck up - it's just a burrito not a weapon of mass destruction
 
2013-09-09 08:21:14 PM
Hey author, they are not paid enough to give a ship on how a burrito should be built.
 
2013-09-09 08:26:41 PM
Many of those who make minimum wage are overpaid.
 
2013-09-09 08:28:56 PM
First of all, that burrito is technically amazing.  How did that worker even do that?  That seems much harder to do than to make it normally.

Second, incoming rebuttal along the lines of, "I work here all day, I know what kind of people eat here, I've seen you eat here, and you and I both know goddam well you ate that thing in two bites, so I'm surprised you even noticed."
 
2013-09-09 08:30:08 PM
And you idiots want an increase in minimum wage, because fark you, that's why.

This article is proof, albeit for comical effect, that those in minimum wage jobs are too lazy or too stupid to do anything better.
 
2013-09-09 08:31:38 PM

SithLord: And you idiots want an increase in minimum wage, because fark you, that's why.

This article is proof, albeit for comical effect, that those in minimum wage jobs are too lazy or too stupid to do anything better.


Why would you even make a poor soul endure something this repetitive?  Automate this with machines and you get a consistent product every single time. Fans of handmade can still go to hipster joints and food trucks operated by the owner.
 
2013-09-09 08:35:06 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: mooseyfate: /shiat, forgot the croissants...

Well, would you settle for donuts? I know a place where you need to dislocate your jaw to fit in the meringue topping.


I'm down for that! Love a good doughnut.
 
2013-09-09 08:35:27 PM

inglixthemad: Lightenupfrancis.jpg

Seriously - lighten the heck up - it's just a burrito not a weapon of mass destruction


Clearly you've never had to clean up the Taco Bell bathroom at 2 am after all the drunks come staggering in for munchies.
 
2013-09-09 08:36:26 PM
Understanding this article was for entertainment purposes, but those were a lot of words to express one's dissatisfaction with one's fast food order...

While IMO it starts off mildly amusing, it quickly reaches a point where it becomes "too cute by half.."

On a positive note, it is obvious this guy has a good sense of humor...
 
2013-09-09 08:39:11 PM

inglixthemad: Lightenupfrancis.jpg

Seriously - lighten the heck up - it's just a burrito not a weapon of mass destruction


Dude. It's a humorous blog post. Not a hard-hitting exposé on the dangers of poorly made burritos. Did you think Sam Kinison was really that worked up about everything? It's comedy. You may or may not find humor in it, but this clearly isn't a serious post.
 
2013-09-09 08:39:14 PM
This burrito:

1) didn't exist.
2) was created purposely to fark with you.

Seems to me that making a burrito like that would be more difficult than making one correctly.
 
2013-09-09 08:39:34 PM

firefly212: This guys inability to open the burrito, mix up the ingredients, then re-close it successfully, a task I've witnessed my 4 year old nephew perform, is not something he should be mad at other people about.


ARRGH! Your words are in the wrong order!

Now, put them alphabetically, like I showed you.
 
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