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2014-02-28 03:27:14 AM  

NFA: used to work with a guy who  took bundles of paper napkins every day at lunch.  He would cram rolled up bundles into all his pockets.  I asked his why and told me he did it so he wouldn't have to buy toilet  paper.


Thriftiness and thievery aside, does he know you're not supposed to flush napkins, because they don't break down as easily as TP?
 
2014-02-28 03:28:24 AM  

ImpendingCynic: NFA: used to work with a guy who  took bundles of paper napkins every day at lunch.  He would cram rolled up bundles into all his pockets.  I asked his why and told me he did it so he wouldn't have to buy toilet  paper.

Thriftiness and thievery aside, does he know you're not supposed to flush napkins, because they don't break down as easily as TP?


Do you suppose he would care?
 
2014-02-28 03:29:51 AM  

NFA: There is weird trend happening where customers take ALL the available  condiments and napkins.  I've seen it several  times.  I even saw a woman take an entire tray of sliced lemons at Chipolte.

I used to work with a guy who  took bundles of paper napkins every day at lunch.  He would cram rolled up bundles into all his pockets.  I asked his why and told me he did it so he wouldn't have to buy toilet  paper.


I used to have a full set of condiments, including a napkin dispenser, in my truck. My bad influence and I would be doing lunch somewhere, and we'd just take something with us when we left. Salt and pepper shakers, bottles of condiments, and yes, a big rectangular napkin dispenser.
 
2014-02-28 03:31:26 AM  

robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: God Is My Co-Pirate: Bathia_Mapes: vartian: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

Bathia_Mapes: Same here. They're generally near the soft drink dispensers, next to the straws & lids.

I assume neither of you live in a city? D.C. isn't that bad, but the McDonalds in Philly would ration everything. You had access to the ketchup pumps, but they would't even give you the little cups without asking - people just stuck their trays under them.

Well, until a year ago I lived in Eugene, Oregon, the second largest city in the state & I never had any problems getting napkins & I never saw anyone have to ask for the little ketchup cups (don't get ketchup myself). The counter person would ask them if they wanted ketchup with their order & if they said yes, they put the cup on the tray.

I remember grabbing 32 of the those paper cups to play an espresso vs. white hot chocolate chess game.

How did you differentiate the pieces?

If you used them to play checkers, I could understand, but chess...

Q, K, R, KN. P, B written on the top of whatever you're using for pieces...
/have played chess with less
//actually, we drew a crown for the King, used K for knight

WTF?

I thought you were using the cups (filled with either white or brown liquid) as the pieces?  You used them for a board?  How'd you play on a 32 space board?

I have no idea how one would play with white or brown liquids, aside from perhaps filling levels, but that would be fairly retarded. Doable, but retarded. Also, chess has 64 spaces.

So, I am sorry, maybe I am retarded.  You said you took 32 cups to play an espresso vs white hot chocolate chess match.
Unless there's some euphemisms here, I am truly not understanding the mechanics.  can you please indulge me, and explain what 32 cups did for you , in relationship to a chess match?
What rol ...

I covered that. For instance, I've played chess with pieces of paper. You write a K, Q, B, P, R, Kn(knight) or similar. I've played with pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters dollar, and half dollar coins. I've played with checkers marked such.

If you wanted to make your life difficult, and play with liquids, you could use levels of such to differentiate between pieces. But even dudes in prison don't do that.


Hey guy...I really appreciate your attention to this matter but

1) I didn't ask you how to play chess when you don't have a board or pieces. Trust me, I can think of any number of ways to achieve a game of chess using ordinary objects, but thanks for your suggestions I guess?

2) I specifically asked the poster who claimed to use ketchup cups for a game of chess, what the mechanics of that are. Their allusion is that they filled them with different colored liquids.
 
2014-02-28 03:34:32 AM  

tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: God Is My Co-Pirate: Bathia_Mapes: vartian: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

Bathia_Mapes: Same here. They're generally near the soft drink dispensers, next to the straws & lids.

I assume neither of you live in a city? D.C. isn't that bad, but the McDonalds in Philly would ration everything. You had access to the ketchup pumps, but they would't even give you the little cups without asking - people just stuck their trays under them.

Well, until a year ago I lived in Eugene, Oregon, the second largest city in the state & I never had any problems getting napkins & I never saw anyone have to ask for the little ketchup cups (don't get ketchup myself). The counter person would ask them if they wanted ketchup with their order & if they said yes, they put the cup on the tray.

I remember grabbing 32 of the those paper cups to play an espresso vs. white hot chocolate chess game.

How did you differentiate the pieces?

If you used them to play checkers, I could understand, but chess...

Q, K, R, KN. P, B written on the top of whatever you're using for pieces...
/have played chess with less
//actually, we drew a crown for the King, used K for knight

WTF?

I thought you were using the cups (filled with either white or brown liquid) as the pieces?  You used them for a board?  How'd you play on a 32 space board?

I have no idea how one would play with white or brown liquids, aside from perhaps filling levels, but that would be fairly retarded. Doable, but retarded. Also, chess has 64 spaces.

So, I am sorry, maybe I am retarded.  You said you took 32 cups to play an espresso vs white hot chocolate chess match.
Unless there's some euphemisms here, I am truly not understanding the mechanics.  can you please indulge me, and explain what 32 cups did for you , in relationship to ...


Lulz. It's late, and I'm baked. Sorry. The only way I would think it's possible is 6 different levels of liquid, carefully measured/marked off. Who knows what that guy did. He probably just played checkers.
 
2014-02-28 03:38:39 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: vartian: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

Bathia_Mapes: Same here. They're generally near the soft drink dispensers, next to the straws & lids.

I assume neither of you live in a city? D.C. isn't that bad, but the McDonalds in Philly would ration everything. You had access to the ketchup pumps, but they would't even give you the little cups without asking - people just stuck their trays under them.

Well, until a year ago I lived in Eugene, Oregon, the second largest city in the state & I never had any problems getting napkins & I never saw anyone have to ask for the little ketchup cups (don't get ketchup myself). The counter person would ask them if they wanted ketchup with their order & if they said yes, they put the cup on the tray.


I've been to Eugene. It's nice. But to think it's indicative of how things get in downtown areas of huge cities at McDonalds .. eeesh. But Eugene is nice.
 
2014-02-28 03:39:36 AM  

robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: robohobo: tripleseven: God Is My Co-Pirate: Bathia_Mapes: vartian: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

Bathia_Mapes: Same here. They're generally near the soft drink dispensers, next to the straws & lids.

I assume neither of you live in a city? D.C. isn't that bad, but the McDonalds in Philly would ration everything. You had access to the ketchup pumps, but they would't even give you the little cups without asking - people just stuck their trays under them.

Well, until a year ago I lived in Eugene, Oregon, the second largest city in the state & I never had any problems getting napkins & I never saw anyone have to ask for the little ketchup cups (don't get ketchup myself). The counter person would ask them if they wanted ketchup with their order & if they said yes, they put the cup on the tray.

I remember grabbing 32 of the those paper cups to play an espresso vs. white hot chocolate chess game.

How did you differentiate the pieces?

If you used them to play checkers, I could understand, but chess...

Q, K, R, KN. P, B written on the top of whatever you're using for pieces...
/have played chess with less
//actually, we drew a crown for the King, used K for knight

WTF?

I thought you were using the cups (filled with either white or brown liquid) as the pieces?  You used them for a board?  How'd you play on a 32 space board?

I have no idea how one would play with white or brown liquids, aside from perhaps filling levels, but that would be fairly retarded. Doable, but retarded. Also, chess has 64 spaces.

So, I am sorry, maybe I am retarded.  You said you took 32 cups to play an espresso vs white hot chocolate chess match.
Unless there's some euphemisms here, I am truly not understanding the mechanics.  can you please indulge me, and explain what 32 cups did for you , in relationship to ...

Lulz. It's late, and I'm baked. Sorry. The only way I would think it's possible is 6 different levels of liquid, carefully measured/marked off. Who knows what that guy did. He probably just played checkers.


Yeah I think it was just a CSB.
 
2014-02-28 03:40:56 AM  

wildcardjack: NFA: There is weird trend happening where customers take ALL the available  condiments and napkins.  I've seen it several  times.  I even saw a woman take an entire tray of sliced lemons at Chipolte.

I used to work with a guy who  took bundles of paper napkins every day at lunch.  He would cram rolled up bundles into all his pockets.  I asked his why and told me he did it so he wouldn't have to buy toilet  paper.

I used to have a full set of condiments, including a napkin dispenser, in my truck. My bad influence and I would be doing lunch somewhere, and we'd just take something with us when we left. Salt and pepper shakers, bottles of condiments, and yes, a big rectangular napkin dispenser.


I would like to also admit that around 2002-2003 I stole a rather large and possibly antique metal (steel, I think? It's magnetic) napkin dispenser from the concession counter at the Eastwood Cinema (owned by Kerasotes) in Peru, Indiana. I put it under my jacket and walked out when the movie was over.
Why? I don't know. I was 18.
 
2014-02-28 03:41:43 AM  
I'm going to sue that bastard $5 million for wrongly suing McDonald's!.
 
2014-02-28 03:44:21 AM  

TV's Vinnie: It's assholes like that is the reason why there are limits to lawsuit damages in states like Texas, where people will only get a few measly thousand dollars, IF they can miraculously win a legitimate lawsuit against a corporation and their army of high-priced lawyers.


No. No it is not. It is their armies of high priced lawyers. Anyhow, this story smells of high heaven of TMZ.
 
2014-02-28 03:50:27 AM  
Japan has a great system for preventing these frivolous lawsuits: You have to pay 2% of the amount you're suing for as a fee to the court before you can actually file the lawsuit. Thus there is a $20,000 filing fee to sue someone for a million dollars. Considering people who abuse the system file hundreds of lawsuits, this cuts out their profit margin of suing people.
 
2014-02-28 03:51:34 AM  

mikaloyd: Seems just as legit as the hot coffee suit. Mcdonalds has deep pockets.

dangelder: That lady totally rode her horribly burned labia all the way to the bank.


To be fair, it was pretty bad and not actually as frivolous as you might think. Here's the story behind the story:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pCkL9UlmCOE
 
2014-02-28 03:55:17 AM  
If he's anguished now, wait until he gets the bill from his lawyer.

static.comicvine.com
 
2014-02-28 03:58:18 AM  

OhioUGrad: Bathia_Mapes: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

Same here. They're generally near the soft drink dispensers, next to the straws & lids.

Personally I'd like to see the U.S. follow in the footsteps of other countries regarding frivolous lawsuits. In some countries if you file a frivolous lawsuit & lose the court makes you pay for things like court fees, attorney fees for whomever you sued, etc. IMHO that makes people less inclined to file such lawsuits.

That makes sense for cases like this, but some other cases that are not so cut and dry might cause people to not take on big companies out of fear of being labeled frivolous and owing big bucks.


That was my intent. Allowing cut and dried frivolous lawsuits like this one tie up courts and we need to take a firmer stand on stopping them.
 
2014-02-28 04:00:25 AM  
It's pretty bad when a 'Mexican-American' talks down to a 'black' man.
 
2014-02-28 04:09:01 AM  

TV's Vinnie: robohobo:

 


No, you're supposed to load them all wrapped up. Then, when you sit down, you can unfold them flat. Then you can dip things other than fries, or completely load the fry.
 
2014-02-28 04:12:36 AM  

ransack.: wildcardjack: NFA: There is weird trend happening where customers take ALL the available  condiments and napkins.  I've seen it several  times.  I even saw a woman take an entire tray of sliced lemons at Chipolte.

I used to work with a guy who  took bundles of paper napkins every day at lunch.  He would cram rolled up bundles into all his pockets.  I asked his why and told me he did it so he wouldn't have to buy toilet  paper.

I used to have a full set of condiments, including a napkin dispenser, in my truck. My bad influence and I would be doing lunch somewhere, and we'd just take something with us when we left. Salt and pepper shakers, bottles of condiments, and yes, a big rectangular napkin dispenser.

I would like to also admit that around 2002-2003 I stole a rather large and possibly antique metal (steel, I think? It's magnetic) napkin dispenser from the concession counter at the Eastwood Cinema (owned by Kerasotes) in Peru, Indiana. I put it under my jacket and walked out when the movie was over.
Why? I don't know. I was 18.


My bad influence was a minor drug dealer and I was his brighter muscle. We never hid what we were taking.

/some thing sinister about how good Oxyclean is at getting out fresh bloodstains
 
2014-02-28 04:22:08 AM  

tripleseven: NFA: There is weird trend happening where customers take ALL the available  condiments and napkins.  I've seen it several  times.  I even saw a woman take an entire tray of sliced lemons at Chipolte.

I used to work with a guy who  took bundles of paper napkins every day at lunch.  He would cram rolled up bundles into all his pockets.  I asked his why and told me he did it so he wouldn't have to buy toilet  paper.

Why didn't he just steal the TP from work?


Seriously though, some people are farking weird.  Get them around free food, and they're stuffing their pockets, get them around free anything, and they're stuffing it in their pockets.


Usually, it's people who could otherwise afford they stuff they're taking, but, hey, free stuff!?


Oh, and as far as the article goes, the guys a moron, and any judge will laugh this one off.

this.
all the sh*t I have to take at work, at least they can supply the TP.
/and the garbage bags.
//I hate having to buy things I immediately throw away

 
2014-02-28 04:22:46 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: OhioUGrad: Bathia_Mapes: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

Same here. They're generally near the soft drink dispensers, next to the straws & lids.

Personally I'd like to see the U.S. follow in the footsteps of other countries regarding frivolous lawsuits. In some countries if you file a frivolous lawsuit & lose the court makes you pay for things like court fees, attorney fees for whomever you sued, etc. IMHO that makes people less inclined to file such lawsuits.

That makes sense for cases like this, but some other cases that are not so cut and dry might cause people to not take on big companies out of fear of being labeled frivolous and owing big bucks.

That was my intent. Allowing cut and dried frivolous lawsuits like this one tie up courts and we need to take a firmer stand on stopping them.


I am all for it in cases where it is cut and dry as long as it doesn't discourage other people from being labeled as frivolous that aren't necessarily frivolous. (for instance the McDonalds coffee woman from years ago...upon first glance it appeared to be frivolous but upon inspection it wasn't)
 
2014-02-28 04:23:06 AM  

robohobo: bunner: Behold, the prophesied new service economy.  17,000,000 marginally literate people who hate their jobs and hate your guts, all waiting for some drama.

It's called making your own food/going to better restaurants and shopping online. It's not hard to avoid these people.


No, it's called a zeitgeist of video game-esque idiocracy in a society where the last thing you should have to do is avoid people to do a little business.  The melting pot, much like the corporatocracy's penchant for insulation über alles is so far, a trash pit.  We're a culture full of "those" people and everybody has a gripe.  Buying groceries and learning to cook isn't some mark of above it all nobility, it's a ground floor, base skill set .  And until we're no  longer a country made up of "those" places staffed and patronized by "those" people, it's all a huge joke.
 
2014-02-28 04:36:23 AM  
Can't say I outright rob McD's but I don't have any qualms about grabbing an inch of napkins and stashing some in the car, or in the house on the chance they'll be useful for something.
 
2014-02-28 04:49:23 AM  
McDonalds fark ya!
 
2014-02-28 04:50:05 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: That was my intent. Allowing cut and dried frivolous lawsuits like this one tie up courts and we need to take a firmer stand on stopping them.


I am pretty sure they take very little time when they are truly baseless/frivilous, of the order of a couple of minutes, so the idea we need to add more threats to the little guy bringing suit against major corporations seems fairly meritless.
 
2014-02-28 04:53:52 AM  

bunner: robohobo: bunner: Behold, the prophesied new service economy.  17,000,000 marginally literate people who hate their jobs and hate your guts, all waiting for some drama.

It's called making your own food/going to better restaurants and shopping online. It's not hard to avoid these people.

No, it's called a zeitgeist of video game-esque idiocracy in a society where the last thing you should have to do is avoid people to do a little business.  The melting pot, much like the corporatocracy's penchant for insulation über alles is so far, a trash pit.  We're a culture full of "those" people and everybody has a gripe.  Buying groceries and learning to cook isn't some mark of above it all nobility, it's a ground floor, base skill set .  And until we're no  longer a country made up of "those" places staffed and patronized by "those" people, it's all a huge joke.


Sometimes I read a post of yours that makes total sense, and I wonder why I have you farkied as "¡do not engage!"

And then there's a post like this, and I thank my past drunken self for leaving that note.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-02-28 04:55:20 AM  

tripleseven: Why didn't he just steal the TP from work?


Seriously though, some people are farking weird.  Get them around free food, and they're stuffing their pockets, get them around free anything, and they're stuffing it in their pockets.


He didn't believe it was stealing.  We would tell him that taking more than he needed for the meal was essentially stealing.  He would respond that, "They're giving it away".  Of course I would counter that the napkins are available for your meal only and not to supply your home with toilet paper.

In short, the restaurant where we used to eat, now has a dispenser with only allows one paper napkin and one , fork, spoon, knife, to be taken at a time.

As I said, I've literally seen people fill bags of condiments.  I mean take all the ketchup in the bin and all the sugar and all the straws, all at once.  Are people really that greedy and stupid?  Apparently yes.

In Cozumel Mexico, I visited a good sized store.  There was an unattended table with open bottles of liquor and cups.  Customers were allowed to pour themselves a drink (liquor) to try out the various libations they had for sale.   I thought to myself, my God, I can't image how fast that scenario would go completely to hell here in the USA.

I think we're way too tolerant of greedy idiots here in the US.  We miss out on a much more pleasant society because there must always be a system in place to keep people from stealing or taking more than their fair share, etc.  When I was a kid, you pumped your gas then paid for it.  No gas station in this area does that any more.
 
2014-02-28 04:58:06 AM  

BlousyBrown: I was in a Taco Bell once when I briefly lived in Savannah. The girl working the counter was named Kimchi. She thought I was farking with her when I mentioned Kimchi was a food. It was...funny. "Kimchi ain't no food, it a name, white boah!" This was before smart phones, so I couldn't prove it.

/taco bell
//no $2 bill stories, though.

That is TERRIFIC!!
I was at a place dealing with a receptionist. She answered the phone and said "this is Brushetta". Classic and true.


Never attempt to perform oral sex on a woman named Casu Marzu.
 
2014-02-28 05:01:14 AM  

TV's Vinnie: McD's should be sued for those DINKY-ASS little soufle cups for ketchup! Dafuq they think they're kidding? Who dafuq wants to dip a 1/2 inch into a leeetle teenytinyittybitty cup and nibble on one french fry? You may as well drink your soda with an eye dropper! When I dunk fries, I want to DUNK fries. Not lightly touch in an area where ketchup may be possibly in the vicinity.


i.kinja-img.com

Here's how you're supposed to use the little paper cups. Sadly, this doesn't work with the plastic ones.
 
2014-02-28 05:07:26 AM  
So a Chinese place in Altamonte stiffed me on napkins last nite...I have lawsuit...amirite?
 
2014-02-28 05:08:41 AM  

NFA: tripleseven: Why didn't he just steal the TP from work?


Seriously though, some people are farking weird.  Get them around free food, and they're stuffing their pockets, get them around free anything, and they're stuffing it in their pockets.

He didn't believe it was stealing.  We would tell him that taking more than he needed for the meal was essentially stealing.  He would respond that, "They're giving it away".  Of course I would counter that the napkins are available for your meal only and not to supply your home with toilet paper.

In short, the restaurant where we used to eat, now has a dispenser with only allows one paper napkin and one , fork, spoon, knife, to be taken at a time.

As I said, I've literally seen people fill bags of condiments.  I mean take all the ketchup in the bin and all the sugar and all the straws, all at once.  Are people really that greedy and stupid?  Apparently yes.

In Cozumel Mexico, I visited a good sized store.  There was an unattended table with open bottles of liquor and cups.  Customers were allowed to pour themselves a drink (liquor) to try out the various libations they had for sale.   I thought to myself, my God, I can't image how fast that scenario would go completely to hell here in the USA.

I think we're way too tolerant of greedy idiots here in the US.  We miss out on a much more pleasant society because there must always be a system in place to keep people from stealing or taking more than their fair share, etc.  When I was a kid, you pumped your gas then paid for it.  No gas station in this area does that any more.


?
You have to pay before you pump even if you pay cash? Are you serious? Where do you live? How does that even work?

How can you pay for your gas before you pump it, seriously? How can you possibly know how much it will cost to the penny to fill up your tank? How does the pump know how much to give you? Does it just somehow automatically stop even while you're holding the trigger down?

What if you pay for more than your tank holds? Do you have to go back inside for change?

You have got to be European or something, this would never fly in America

planetivy.com
 
2014-02-28 05:14:36 AM  

ransack.: NFA: tripleseven: Why didn't he just steal the TP from work?


Seriously though, some people are farking weird.  Get them around free food, and they're stuffing their pockets, get them around free anything, and they're stuffing it in their pockets.

He didn't believe it was stealing.  We would tell him that taking more than he needed for the meal was essentially stealing.  He would respond that, "They're giving it away".  Of course I would counter that the napkins are available for your meal only and not to supply your home with toilet paper.

In short, the restaurant where we used to eat, now has a dispenser with only allows one paper napkin and one , fork, spoon, knife, to be taken at a time.

As I said, I've literally seen people fill bags of condiments.  I mean take all the ketchup in the bin and all the sugar and all the straws, all at once.  Are people really that greedy and stupid?  Apparently yes.

In Cozumel Mexico, I visited a good sized store.  There was an unattended table with open bottles of liquor and cups.  Customers were allowed to pour themselves a drink (liquor) to try out the various libations they had for sale.   I thought to myself, my God, I can't image how fast that scenario would go completely to hell here in the USA.

I think we're way too tolerant of greedy idiots here in the US.  We miss out on a much more pleasant society because there must always be a system in place to keep people from stealing or taking more than their fair share, etc.  When I was a kid, you pumped your gas then paid for it.  No gas station in this area does that any more.

?
You have to pay before you pump even if you pay cash? Are you serious? Where do you live? How does that even work?

How can you pay for your gas before you pump it, seriously? How can you possibly know how much it will cost to the penny to fill up your tank? How does the pump know how much to give you? Does it just somehow automatically stop even while you're holding the trigger down?

What if you pay for more than your tank holds? Do you have to go back inside for change?

You have got to be European or something, this would never fly in America


It's been like that in every gas station I've been to in Virginia for nearly a decade.
 
2014-02-28 05:15:22 AM  
farking black Americans and their see-racism-everywhere always a victim attitudes.
 
2014-02-28 05:26:09 AM  

ransack.: NFA: tripleseven: Why didn't he just steal the TP from work?


Seriously though, some people are farking weird.  Get them around free food, and they're stuffing their pockets, get them around free anything, and they're stuffing it in their pockets.

He didn't believe it was stealing.  We would tell him that taking more than he needed for the meal was essentially stealing.  He would respond that, "They're giving it away".  Of course I would counter that the napkins are available for your meal only and not to supply your home with toilet paper.

In short, the restaurant where we used to eat, now has a dispenser with only allows one paper napkin and one , fork, spoon, knife, to be taken at a time.

As I said, I've literally seen people fill bags of condiments.  I mean take all the ketchup in the bin and all the sugar and all the straws, all at once.  Are people really that greedy and stupid?  Apparently yes.

In Cozumel Mexico, I visited a good sized store.  There was an unattended table with open bottles of liquor and cups.  Customers were allowed to pour themselves a drink (liquor) to try out the various libations they had for sale.   I thought to myself, my God, I can't image how fast that scenario would go completely to hell here in the USA.

I think we're way too tolerant of greedy idiots here in the US.  We miss out on a much more pleasant society because there must always be a system in place to keep people from stealing or taking more than their fair share, etc.  When I was a kid, you pumped your gas then paid for it.  No gas station in this area does that any more.

?
You have to pay before you pump even if you pay cash? Are you serious? Where do you live? How does that even work?

How can you pay for your gas before you pump it, seriously? How can you possibly know how much it will cost to the penny to fill up your tank? How does the pump know how much to give you? Does it just somehow automatically stop even while you're holding the trigger down?

What if you pay for more than your tank holds? Do you have to go back inside for change?

You have got to be European or something, this would never fly in America


Been this way in north Alabama, middle Tennessee, and east Georgia for a while too. Ever since gas got expensive. I think it was back when it first hit $3 that cookeville stations all went to pay first.
 
2014-02-28 05:39:05 AM  

fusillade762: The last time I went to Taco Bell they forgot my hot sauce. Can I sue for that?


If you can find a lawyer scummy enough to file the suit, sure. Oh, and the money to pay him up front, because you're not getting shiat.
 
2014-02-28 05:43:26 AM  

SDRR: fusillade762: The last time I went to Taco Bell they forgot my hot sauce. Can I sue for that?

If you can find a lawyer scummy enough to file the suit, sure. Oh, and the money to pay him up front, because you're not getting shiat.


unless you order the burrito supreme... then you'll have the shiats all day
 
2014-02-28 06:18:13 AM  

kitsuneymg: ransack.: NFA: tripleseven: Why didn't he just steal the TP from work?


Seriously though, some people are farking weird.  Get them around free food, and they're stuffing their pockets, get them around free anything, and they're stuffing it in their pockets.

He didn't believe it was stealing.  We would tell him that taking more than he needed for the meal was essentially stealing.  He would respond that, "They're giving it away".  Of course I would counter that the napkins are available for your meal only and not to supply your home with toilet paper.

In short, the restaurant where we used to eat, now has a dispenser with only allows one paper napkin and one , fork, spoon, knife, to be taken at a time.

As I said, I've literally seen people fill bags of condiments.  I mean take all the ketchup in the bin and all the sugar and all the straws, all at once.  Are people really that greedy and stupid?  Apparently yes.

In Cozumel Mexico, I visited a good sized store.  There was an unattended table with open bottles of liquor and cups.  Customers were allowed to pour themselves a drink (liquor) to try out the various libations they had for sale.   I thought to myself, my God, I can't image how fast that scenario would go completely to hell here in the USA.

I think we're way too tolerant of greedy idiots here in the US.  We miss out on a much more pleasant society because there must always be a system in place to keep people from stealing or taking more than their fair share, etc.  When I was a kid, you pumped your gas then paid for it.  No gas station in this area does that any more.

?
You have to pay before you pump even if you pay cash? Are you serious? Where do you live? How does that even work?

How can you pay for your gas before you pump it, seriously? How can you possibly know how much it will cost to the penny to fill up your tank? How does the pump know how much to give you? Does it just somehow automatically stop even while you're holding the trigger down?

What if you pay for more than your tank holds? Do you have to go back inside for change?

You have got to be European or something, this would never fly in America

Been this way in north Alabama, middle Tennessee, and east Georgia for a while too. Ever since gas got expensive. I think it was back when it first hit $3 that cookeville stations all went to pay first.


A lot of the ones in my area are prepay after 10 or pay at the pump. One of them tried to go prepay only, I think its a Wendy's now
 
2014-02-28 06:21:31 AM  

Securitywyrm: Japan has a great system for preventing these frivolous lawsuits: You have to pay 2% of the amount you're suing for as a fee to the court before you can actually file the lawsuit. Thus there is a $20,000 filing fee to sue someone for a million dollars. Considering people who abuse the system file hundreds of lawsuits, this cuts out their profit margin of suing people.


That also prevents poor people with serious grievance, such as medical malpratice, to file suits.
 
2014-02-28 06:24:42 AM  

ransack.: NFA: tripleseven: Why didn't he just steal the TP from work?


Seriously though, some people are farking weird.  Get them around free food, and they're stuffing their pockets, get them around free anything, and they're stuffing it in their pockets.

He didn't believe it was stealing.  We would tell him that taking more than he needed for the meal was essentially stealing.  He would respond that, "They're giving it away".  Of course I would counter that the napkins are available for your meal only and not to supply your home with toilet paper.

In short, the restaurant where we used to eat, now has a dispenser with only allows one paper napkin and one , fork, spoon, knife, to be taken at a time.

As I said, I've literally seen people fill bags of condiments.  I mean take all the ketchup in the bin and all the sugar and all the straws, all at once.  Are people really that greedy and stupid?  Apparently yes.

In Cozumel Mexico, I visited a good sized store.  There was an unattended table with open bottles of liquor and cups.  Customers were allowed to pour themselves a drink (liquor) to try out the various libations they had for sale.   I thought to myself, my God, I can't image how fast that scenario would go completely to hell here in the USA.

I think we're way too tolerant of greedy idiots here in the US.  We miss out on a much more pleasant society because there must always be a system in place to keep people from stealing or taking more than their fair share, etc.  When I was a kid, you pumped your gas then paid for it.  No gas station in this area does that any more.

?
You have to pay before you pump even if you pay cash? Are you serious? Where do you live? How does that even work?

How can you pay for your gas before you pump it, seriously? How can you possibly know how much it will cost to the penny to fill up your tank? How does the pump know how much to give you? Does it just somehow automatically stop even while you're holding the trigger down?

What if you pay for more than your tank holds? Do you have to go back inside for change?

You have got to be European or something, this would never fly in America


The pump auto shuts off at what you paid. If you fill up before you used what you paid you go in and get your change. Everything here, even in nice places, is prepay as well.
 
2014-02-28 06:29:46 AM  

BlousyBrown: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 288x175]
/durr
//ketchup on fries is farking gross

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 649x431]
I think this is how you do it!


Is her name Bloody Mary?
 
2014-02-28 06:38:58 AM  
Bullshiat. He has Obamacare now, he doesnt have to work at all, Pelosi said so
 
2014-02-28 06:44:48 AM  

mr lawson: Lorelle: It's not a weird trend, but it tends to happen in lower-class, crime-ridden BLACK neighborhoods..

Just say it. We all know what you mean.


You obviously have never been to an impoverished neighborhood that is predominantly white.

Welcome to Eureka California.
 
2014-02-28 06:54:25 AM  

TV's Vinnie: It's assholes like that is the reason why there are limits to lawsuit damages in states like Texas,


Not really. It's corporate greed, lobbying and a derpy GOP that limits damages in states like TX. This bozo doesn't have a chance of winning, and it won't get far.  Assholes like him are merely blamed for it.
 
2014-02-28 07:14:49 AM  

mr lawson: Lorelle: It's not a weird trend, but it tends to happen in lower-class, crime-ridden BLACK neighborhoods..

Just say it. We all know what you mean.


It is true that this happens.  In LA, Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, has signs up that "hot water" costs 25 cents all over the dining room.
 
2014-02-28 07:28:30 AM  

ransack.: You have to pay before you pump even if you pay cash? Are you serious? Where do you live? How does that even work?

How can you pay for your gas before you pump it, seriously? How can you possibly know how much it will cost to the penny to fill up your tank? How does the pump know how much to give you? Does it just somehow automatically stop even while you're holding the trigger down?

What if yo ...


Not sure if serious.
 
2014-02-28 07:36:51 AM  

Sgt Otter: The inner city ones have limits on everything, and huge signs posting how long you can loiter inside the restaurant. The dispensers would disappear if they weren't bolted to the tables.


I used to do CCTV systems, drive thrus, and music systems, and we did a lot of work for a guy that owned 15 or so McDonalds. One place he had in Virginia Beach was really nice. We hung like 4 big screen TVs, they had a huge playground installed, real nice marble on the walls, 3 or 4 video game kiosks (with xboxs, and wiis).  Ketchup and all the utensiles where out for the taking. It was a real nice McD's. Now you go to another of his stores in the ghetto area of Newport News, and there is a 15 inch fuzzy CRT tv on the wall. Everything is dingy. There is no ketchup to be had without asking, and there is a sign on the wall saying something to the effect of "You've got 30 minutes to eat your shiat and get the fark out".

Bums liked to come in the morning, get a small cup of coffee, and sit there for hours getting refills and watching TV.
 
2014-02-28 07:45:52 AM  

robohobo: fusillade762: TV's Vinnie: Bathia_Mapes: vartian: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

Bathia_Mapes: Same here. They're generally near the soft drink dispensers, next to the straws & lids.

I assume neither of you live in a city? D.C. isn't that bad, but the McDonalds in Philly would ration everything. You had access to the ketchup pumps, but they would't even give you the little cups without asking - people just stuck their trays under them.

Well, until a year ago I lived in Eugene, Oregon, the second largest city in the state & I never had any problems getting napkins & I never saw anyone have to ask for the little ketchup cups (don't get ketchup myself). The counter person would ask them if they wanted ketchup with their order & if they said yes, they put the cup on the tray.

McD's should be sued for those DINKY-ASS little soufle cups for ketchup! Dafuq they think they're kidding? Who dafuq wants to dip a 1/2 inch into a leeetle teenytinyittybitty cup and nibble on one french fry? You may as well drink your soda with an eye dropper! When I dunk fries, I want to DUNK fries. Not lightly touch in an area where ketchup may be possibly in the vicinity.

[cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 600x366]

So Apparently, We've Been Using Ketchup Cups All Wrong

You're welcome.

REFRESH, SUCKA!ransack.: If I sued Taco Bell every time my order wasn't correct, I'd either be the richest or poorest man on earth.

I was in a Taco Bell once when I briefly lived in Savannah. The girl working the counter was named Kimchi. She thought I was farking with her when I mentioned Kimchi was a food. It was...funny. "Kimchi ain't no food, it a name, white boah!" This was before smart phones, so I couldn't prove it.

/taco bell
//no $2 bill stories, though.


With a name like that, I shudder to think of the smells one might encounter if going down under on her.
 
2014-02-28 07:57:01 AM  
He sounds black.
 
2014-02-28 08:03:05 AM  

lasercannon: TV's Vinnie: Bathia_Mapes: vartian: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

Bathia_Mapes: Same here. They're generally near the soft drink dispensers, next to the straws & lids.

I assume neither of you live in a city? D.C. isn't that bad, but the McDonalds in Philly would ration everything. You had access to the ketchup pumps, but they would't even give you the little cups without asking - people just stuck their trays under them.

Well, until a year ago I lived in Eugene, Oregon, the second largest city in the state & I never had any problems getting napkins & I never saw anyone have to ask for the little ketchup cups (don't get ketchup myself). The counter person would ask them if they wanted ketchup with their order & if they said yes, they put the cup on the tray.

McD's should be sued for those DINKY-ASS little soufle cups for ketchup! Dafuq they think they're kidding? Who dafuq wants to dip a 1/2 inch into a leeetle teenytinyittybitty cup and nibble on one french fry? You may as well drink your soda with an eye dropper! When I dunk fries, I want to DUNK fries. Not lightly touch in an area where ketchup may be possibly in the vicinity.

You are just doing it wrong.[i.imgur.com image 800x488]


It's a condiment cup, not a TARDIS
 
2014-02-28 08:13:01 AM  

robohobo: /taco bell
//no $2 bill stories, though.


I actualy have a 2$ bill story. Before the popular 2 dollar bill story (which seems to have happened to everyone on Fark) I went to a TB and paid with a 2$ bill.

Lady: Uh...I can't accept this
Me: Why not?
L: We don't take these.
M: You are aware that it is valid American currency, yes?
L: Yes, but we can't take these.
M: Well if you know it's real money, why the hell can you not take it?
L: I don't have a space in my drawer for it.
M: Well that's simple! Put it in with the 20's. They both start with 2 so it makes perfect sense that way (In no way did that make sense, if anything, it was a worse idea than placing it anywhere else, but it was the best I could come up with on the spot)
L: Yeah! You're right! That is a good idea (O_o really??)

So I got my meal and wondered who would mistake the 2 for a twenty and cause money issues with the register.
 
2014-02-28 08:24:33 AM  
Actual damages were $0.02 due to him missing a fraction of a moment from his shiat job to ask for a nappy.

I am sure the slob and his lawyer are angling for some sort of settlement.
 
2014-02-28 08:28:17 AM  

Sgt Otter: BizarreMan: Huh, every McDonalds I've been in for the last few years has had napkin dispensers in the dining room so I can take as any as I want.

The inner city ones have limits on everything, and huge signs posting how long you can loiter inside the restaurant.  The dispensers would disappear if they weren't bolted to the tables.

People would come in, order one thing off the 99 cent menu, and "eight waters with lemon slices...THOSE ARE STILL FREE, RIGHT?, yeah, and some extra cups, extra napkins and I mean a lot, ketchup, mustard, salt & pepper, gimme ten of each McNugget sauce, extra forks, knives, spoons, and gimme a bunch of extra bags, too.  WHAT?  WHAT?  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT?  I THOUGHT THIS WAS AMERICA!"


The customer is king. This means that the customer needs to be reasonable, fair, just and chivalrous or we are going all guillotine on their ass.
 
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