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(The Verge)   Smokers will need to fetch an older copy of cigarettes.txt from CVS after October 1st   (theverge.com ) divider line
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2014-02-05 09:54:11 PM  
+1 for the geek chuckle.
 
2014-02-06 02:44:03 PM  
Red? I'm pushing a request for this to be diff.  This should git a greenlight modmins.
 
2014-02-06 08:17:03 PM  

utsagrad123: Red? I'm pushing a request for this to be diff.  This should git a greenlight modmins.


Good call.
 
2014-02-06 08:22:55 PM  
cat cigarette.txt

File not found
 
2014-02-06 08:26:02 PM  
Guess it's the LF.
 
2014-02-06 08:27:01 PM  
CVS? I use SVN
 
2014-02-06 08:28:49 PM  
Oh lord, some geek mod let the geeks out of the basement for their annual exercise.

/the pasty white skin, it burns my eyes
//a very, very mildly amusing dupe at best Subby
 
2014-02-06 08:29:50 PM  
I don't smoke.  I cough up too many tarballs.
 
2014-02-06 08:31:05 PM  
I just wish 7-11's would do this. Nothing more annoying than trying to pay for a Slurpee only to stand behind Doug Yellowmouth while he directs the clerk like some sort of white trash Price Is Right game... "Winston Ultra Greens... no, below the Liggett 100's... up one... left three, now down two, over one, there! No go back one..."

And then listening to him slap the pack into his palm like some sort of trailer trash mating call.

Filthy people, smokers.
 
2014-02-06 08:31:14 PM  
Pete and Repeat were sitting on a boat, Pete fell out, who was left?
 
2014-02-06 08:31:25 PM  

Doktor Merkwrdiglieben: I don't smoke.  I cough up too many tarballs.


.gzundheit.
 
2014-02-06 08:33:46 PM  

GWSuperfan: CVS? I use SVN


Git, you heathens.

/I keed
 
2014-02-06 08:36:22 PM  

italie: Pete and Repeat were sitting on a boat, Pete fell out, who was left?


... hence the use of the [ REPEAT ] tag.
 
2014-02-06 08:36:34 PM  
That headline is so flipping geeky, I had to look up what it meant, then I punched my laptop and took its lunch money.
 
2014-02-06 08:36:56 PM  

GWSuperfan: CVS? I use SVN


Beaten to it yet again.
 
2014-02-06 08:37:26 PM  
If it's so important , why don't they  do it tomorrow?
 
2014-02-06 08:38:08 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just wish 7-11's would do this. Nothing more annoying than trying to pay for a Slurpee only to stand behind Doug Yellowmouth while he directs the clerk like some sort of white trash Price Is Right game... "Winston Ultra Greens... no, below the Liggett 100's... up one... left three, now down two, over one, there! No go back one..."


The cigarette people don't annoy me.  Its the assholes order a hundred thousand lottery tickets that annoy me.
 
2014-02-06 08:39:41 PM  
I haven't seen smokes sold in a Canadian pharmacy for years (that is, in Nova Scotia at least).  I think the reasoning behind getting rid of them was something to the effect that pharmacies are supposed to promote good health, and cigarette's don't exactly accomplish that.
 
2014-02-06 08:40:05 PM  

redTiburon: If it's so important , why don't they  do it tomorrow?


There's over 7,600 CVS stores - an orderly pullout of a product line takes time.

/plus - they need to get rid of all that inventory somehow
 
2014-02-06 08:41:03 PM  

gingerjet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just wish 7-11's would do this. Nothing more annoying than trying to pay for a Slurpee only to stand behind Doug Yellowmouth while he directs the clerk like some sort of white trash Price Is Right game... "Winston Ultra Greens... no, below the Liggett 100's... up one... left three, now down two, over one, there! No go back one..."

The cigarette people don't annoy me.  Its the assholes order a hundred thousand lottery tickets that annoy me.


Yes! I think my ire is mainly directed at lotto people who just happen to be smokers.
 
2014-02-06 08:41:38 PM  
Shopper's Drug Mart in Ontario butted-out of tobacco sales in 2007.
 
2014-02-06 08:45:11 PM  
Cigarettes can't be sold under the same roof as medicine...

Hard liquor, redbull, diet pills, candy, etc. are all still cool.
 
2014-02-06 08:46:58 PM  

krafty420: I haven't seen smokes sold in a Canadian pharmacy for years (that is, in Nova Scotia at least).  I think the reasoning behind getting rid of them was something to the effect that pharmacies are supposed to promote good health, and cigarette's don't exactly accomplish that.


Most of the provinces passed legislation severely limiting where cigarettes could be sold in the mid 90s.   This same legislation banned automated vending machines as minors used them to circumvent the age restrictions.

I know here in Ontario any store that includes a pharmacy doesn't sell cigarettes, which restricts them mostly to corner stores.   Costco and Zehrs (a grocery store chain for those who don't know) circumvented the law by building small cigarette (and usually lotto) counters at the entranceway to their stores, just outside of the store proper.
 
2014-02-06 08:49:40 PM  

gingerjet: redTiburon: If it's so important , why don't they  do it tomorrow?

There's over 7,600 CVS stores - an orderly pullout of a product line takes time.

/plus - they need to get rid of all that inventory somehow


Getting rid of the inventory is simple.  Stop buying more to stock the stores now.  By October they'll run out.  As stocks dwindle, they can be shipped from one store to another where cigarettes are selling better.  There might even be some tax deduction for throwing out any remaining inventory.
 
2014-02-06 08:50:57 PM  
They still sell booze though.
 
2014-02-06 08:51:55 PM  

TylerGuyler: Cigarettes can't be sold under the same roof as medicine...

Hard liquor, redbull, diet pills, candy, etc. are all still cool.


Hey guys, we cured cancer!

Yeah but there's still HIV, and Alzheimer's, and Down's.

Shut up.
 
2014-02-06 08:52:59 PM  

gingerjet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just wish 7-11's would do this. Nothing more annoying than trying to pay for a Slurpee only to stand behind Doug Yellowmouth while he directs the clerk like some sort of white trash Price Is Right game... "Winston Ultra Greens... no, below the Liggett 100's... up one... left three, now down two, over one, there! No go back one..."

The cigarette people don't annoy me.  Its the assholes order a hundred thousand lottery tickets that annoy me.


As a very wise man once said (paraphrased): The next guy ahead of me who pays for a bag of cheese doodles with a credit card is getting stabbed in the eye. No one should have to pay the bank eighteen per cent interest on a box of Raisinettes.
 
2014-02-06 08:55:59 PM  

gingerjet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just wish 7-11's would do this. Nothing more annoying than trying to pay for a Slurpee only to stand behind Doug Yellowmouth while he directs the clerk like some sort of white trash Price Is Right game... "Winston Ultra Greens... no, below the Liggett 100's... up one... left three, now down two, over one, there! No go back one..."

The cigarette people don't annoy me.  Its the assholes order a hundred thousand lottery tickets that annoy me.


And that's not even the worst part. After you go through, "... and I'll take 5 of the Holiday scratchers, and 7 of the Santa Surprise scratchers, and 9 of the New Year's Mad Money scratchers, and ..." somehow they feel entitled to scratch every last one RIGHT AT THE FARKING COUNTER! And they do it one at a time and bother the clerk with, "... and did this one win?" GTFO you geriatric puss bag, can't you see that there's 20 people in line behind you?

/go be stupid in some place that is else
//oh, and only go to Walgreens and CVS if there is no other choice
///lots of FREE and/or deeply discounted generics at Publix and Walmart pharmacies
 
2014-02-06 08:57:30 PM  
My girlfriend doesn't understand why I laughed so hard at this.
/ and I hated Unix
 
2014-02-06 09:05:01 PM  
Heh, a headline with a Repeat tag.

/subby
//thanks mods!
 
2014-02-06 09:08:42 PM  

gingerjet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just wish 7-11's would do this. Nothing more annoying than trying to pay for a Slurpee only to stand behind Doug Yellowmouth while he directs the clerk like some sort of white trash Price Is Right game... "Winston Ultra Greens... no, below the Liggett 100's... up one... left three, now down two, over one, there! No go back one..."

The cigarette people don't annoy me.  Its the assholes order a hundred thousand lottery tickets that annoy me.


fark you both - the smoking, lottery playing, seventeen HOT DOG ordering people drive me crazy.  Especially when they insist on "choosing" their hot dog and they spend 30 seconds deciding between the year old one and the year old and a day one.
 
2014-02-06 09:09:26 PM  

maram500: gingerjet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I just wish 7-11's would do this. Nothing more annoying than trying to pay for a Slurpee only to stand behind Doug Yellowmouth while he directs the clerk like some sort of white trash Price Is Right game... "Winston Ultra Greens... no, below the Liggett 100's... up one... left three, now down two, over one, there! No go back one..."

The cigarette people don't annoy me.  Its the assholes order a hundred thousand lottery tickets that annoy me.

As a very wise man once said (paraphrased): The next guy ahead of me who pays for a bag of cheese doodles with a credit card is getting stabbed in the eye. No one should have to pay the bank eighteen per cent interest on a box of Raisinettes.


I almost always use my check card as a credit card when paying for stuff. Definitely not financing my snack.
 
2014-02-06 09:11:04 PM  
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2014-02-06 09:11:20 PM  
'Course, if you want some real tobacco, you have to grow your own wild tobacco.  Twice as much or more nicotine than the commercial product, but zero taxes.
 
2014-02-06 09:11:32 PM  
Did they stop selling Mercurial thermometers, too?
 
2014-02-06 09:14:50 PM  

GWSuperfan: italie: Pete and Repeat were sitting on a boat, Pete fell out, who was left?

... hence the use of the [ REPEAT ] tag.


...Hence the use of the repeat joke...
 
2014-02-06 09:17:35 PM  

italie: GWSuperfan: italie: Pete and Repeat were sitting on a boat, Pete fell out, who was left?

... hence the use of the [ REPEAT ] tag.

...Hence the use of the repeat joke...


...Hence the use of the [REPEAT] tag.
 
2014-02-06 09:17:39 PM  

UsikFark: Doktor Merkwrdiglieben: I don't smoke.  I cough up too many tarballs.

.gzundheit.


Comes out loose.
 
2014-02-06 09:18:28 PM  

TylerGuyler: Cigarettes can't be sold under the same roof as medicine...

Hard liquor, redbull, diet pills, candy, etc. are all still cool.


Hard liquor and candy ARE medicine.
 
2014-02-06 09:19:39 PM  
Well it's a good thing candy and salty snacks are not harmful .
 
2014-02-06 09:19:42 PM  
If you're still using CVS, you *are* the older copy.
 
2014-02-06 09:20:22 PM  

ginkor: 'Course, if you want some real tobacco, you have to grow your own wild tobacco.  Twice as much or more nicotine than the commercial product, but zero taxes.


You mean what I've been buying onine and putting in my pipe isn't real tobacco?
 
2014-02-06 09:25:30 PM  
Wake me up when they really starting caring about people's health and ban alcohol sales as well.
 
2014-02-06 09:27:27 PM  

andyofne: Wake me up when they really starting caring about people's health and ban alcohol sales everything else as well.


Fixed.
 
2014-02-06 09:35:31 PM  

miniflea: ginkor: 'Course, if you want some real tobacco, you have to grow your own wild tobacco.  Twice as much or more nicotine than the commercial product, but zero taxes.

You mean what I've been buying onine and putting in my pipe isn't real tobacco?


Nope, probably dried tomato leaves cut into shag.
 
2014-02-06 09:37:54 PM  

Hack Patooey: GWSuperfan: CVS? I use SVN

Git, you heathens.

/I keed


Exactly. What good is checking out a file if people can still edit the damn thing?
 
2014-02-06 09:38:44 PM  
Oh noes, it's too difficult to pull into the store on the other corner of this intersection.  Guess I'll have to quit smoking.

media.urbandictionary.com
 
2014-02-06 09:39:33 PM  
I personally never understood CVS. I was an RCS man myself. CVS with its depository and such didn't make sense to me.
 
2014-02-06 09:41:04 PM  
I'll use this opportunity to point out why I think CVS actually did this: to get rid of all the piece-of-shiat smokers who come in only to buy smokes. Better clientele, better shopping experience, better revenues
 
2014-02-06 09:50:19 PM  
 
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