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2014-04-10 08:51:56 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: vudukungfu: markfara: 1) The ones that charge a single price for "all you can eat" attract people with slobbish eating habits and poor hygiene (and fat children who touch the food with their fingers to help them decide if they want it or not).

I've seen skinny kids do it too.
No discipline in children nowadays.
I know who they get that from.

CSB time:

When my (now in his 30's) stepson was about 8, we were at a buffet.  Imagine my horror when I saw him take the spoon from a pan with a sample of the food on it, lick it, and start to return it to the pan.  I never knew I could put down my plate in a safe place, grab his hand, his plate, the spoon, shove them behind me out of the way then grab the pan out of the buffet slot (yes, it was incredibly hot, but I wasn't thinking of that) so that no one could touch it.  Of course I flagged down the nearest waitstaff I could and explained, and apologized, and they promptly replaced the pan with new food.

One of the many times our children can make up move faster than we ever thought possible.

We had a talk over dinner about how that was just not what you did in a public place.

/CSB


Please, have more children. Or at least take a few from some average parents.
 
2014-04-10 08:54:22 AM

Two16: Pathman: So?  A business should be able to charge whatever the hell it wants.  If you don't like it, eat somewhere else.
As it were i'm pretty sure they already have a price structure for people that eat different amounts - it's called the menu.

this article has click-bait written all over it.

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hey, i can do that too!
bitterbananas.com
 
2014-04-10 08:56:20 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pathman: Personally i for one think a business should be able to do that...how long do you think a business would last doing that?

I live in Arkansas. In some parts of this state it would last a long farking time.

Pathman: Should hairdressers not be allowed charge different rates for women or men?

Hairdressers charge based on what you're getting done. If you have long hair and are getting a cut and color you're paying $50. If you want "The Don Draper", you're paying $25.

Pathman: but while i'm not sure where that bright line is - i definitely think it's to the left of "it's illegal to charge men more for all you can eat"

Why is that? You've made the assertion but haven't backed it up with evidence or argument.



evidence? it's an opinion, it doesn't require "evidence"
my argument is that if you own something, you should be able to charge what you want for it.  That's one of the privileges of ownership.  this isn't batteries in a flood, restaurants provide and extremely elastic service.  if you don't like their prices, eat somewhere else.

I am sure you're right and some restaurants would do well if they declared themselves "whites only"
that's sad...

as for your hairdresser example, how is the all you can eat principle any different?  Men tend to be able to eat more so they are being charged for what they are "getting done" as well.

Women tend to have longer hair and it costs more and takes more time to cut.  Why shouldn't that cost more than some guy getting a high and tight?
 
2014-04-10 08:58:53 AM

markfara: Please, have more children. Or at least take a few from some average parents.


:-)  I don't have the patience anymore, I've grown old and cranky.

But thank you for the compliment.  I think there are still far more good parents than poor ones, but like everything else, you really notice the poor ones.
 
2014-04-10 09:00:59 AM

markfara: perigee: I try to avoid buffets, because I don't eat enough to get my money's worth.

I generally avoid buffets because:

1) The ones that charge a single price for "all you can eat" attract people with slobbish eating habits and poor hygiene (and fat children who touch the food with their fingers to help them decide if they want it or not).

2) The ones that charge "per item" end up costing through the roof.


3. I married a woman who can cook and now all buffets look like nasty fried d food left out way too long.
 
2014-04-10 09:01:57 AM

meow said the dog: Pathman: So?  A business should be able to charge whatever the hell it wants.  If you don't like it, eat somewhere else.
As it were i'm pretty sure they already have a price structure for people that eat different amounts - it's called the menu.

this article has click-bait written all over it.

This is true. If you do not wish for the $50 surcharge for being the Black person then do not do the complaints. Just do the eating elsewhere.


Yep.  Also, make sure to tell everyone you know so we can all boycott a place that does that.
 
Skr
2014-04-10 09:03:38 AM
Well unless they have a "Take only what you will Eat, Eat everything you Take" sign, then the male female thing is off base. Many people, of either gender, take a large variety of food, nibble, and trash the rest. More food is wasted that way than the difference between male and female patrons, I'd guess.
 
2014-04-10 09:04:27 AM

Nogale: Businesses aren't, or shouldn't be, stupid. They know how to set prices to cover a profit that changes slightly from customer to customer.

I have long, extremely thick wavy hair. When I go to get it colored, my hairdresser has to use more product than he does with other clients. He doesn't charge me more.


You monster! Clearly what you are doing is worse than the Holocaust.
 
2014-04-10 09:05:22 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pathman: So?  A business should be able to charge whatever the hell it wants.  If you don't like it, eat somewhere else.

Dinner for white folks: $30
Dinner for colored folks people of color: $200

I trust you can see where your assertion starts to come apart?


Moron.
 
2014-04-10 09:08:13 AM

pedrop357: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pathman: So?  A business should be able to charge whatever the hell it wants.  If you don't like it, eat somewhere else.

Dinner for white folks: $30
Dinner for colored folks people of color: $200

I trust you can see where your assertion starts to come apart?

Moron.


This is the most compelling argument I've ever heard.
 
2014-04-10 09:08:42 AM
Ladies night at the club would be fair if it were actually a buffet.
 
2014-04-10 09:14:11 AM
jehovahs witness protection:

Hey you!  *waves*
 
2014-04-10 09:14:19 AM
Have a scale at the door.  Everybody who comes in has to be weighed, then the buffet charges by the pound.  Then buffet monitors will be stationed along the buffet table, making sure that patrons take the proper mix of expensive proteins and cheaper vegetables and starches.  Patrons must then wait until their table is  bussed before they can leave and surtaxes will be charged for food left on the plate.  While the patrons are dining, the computerized POS system would do background checks.  Additional amounts would be charged to those who are too wealthy, while rebates would be offered to those who are on SNAP programs or other public assistance.   If they could tie into your medical records, they could also advise you on which dishes you should eat, how  much of each and whether or not you were qualified to make a trip to the dessert table.

At least that's how a bureaucrat would set it up.
 
2014-04-10 09:17:49 AM

smoky2010: Nogale: Businesses aren't, or shouldn't be, stupid. They know how to set prices to cover a profit that changes slightly from customer to customer.

I have long, extremely thick wavy hair. When I go to get it colored, my hairdresser has to use more product than he does with other clients. He doesn't charge me more.

Your hairdresser doesn't charge you as he is overcharging everyone. You're just using closer to what you are paying for.

This is the same way my coffee place affords to give me a free coffee once in a while. I'm paying $1 for a cup, cream, sugar and coffee that only costs about $.10 to produce.


I drink my coffee black. I'm subsidizing the cost of those 4 creams and 8 sugars I see people use at McDonald's

That's fine with me. Establish a fair price. If I don't agree it's fair, I won't shop there.

Selective pricing leads to too many subjective decisions.
 
2014-04-10 09:21:11 AM
What? The whole idea of a buffet is that it is all you can eat for a flat price. Some people can eat more than others. End of story.

Favorite guilty pleasure of mine: Asian buffet sushi rolls. I KNOW I'm going to get really sick from eating them sometime, but they're so good in a bad way....
 
2014-04-10 09:22:06 AM
Just make everyone get weighed before and after and charge em by the pound.
 
2014-04-10 09:23:08 AM

markfara: CSB time:

When my (now in his 30's) stepson was about 8, we were at a buffet.  Imagine my horror when I saw him take the spoon from a pan with a sample of the food on it, lick it, and start to return it to the pan.  I never knew I could put down my plate in a safe place, grab his hand, his plate, the spoon, shove them behind me out of the way then grab the pan out of the buffet slot (yes, it was incredibly hot, but I wasn't thinking of that) so that no one could touch it.  Of course I flagged down the nearest waitstaff I could and explained, and apologized, and they promptly replaced the pan with new food.

One of the many times our children can make up move faster than we ever thought possible.

We had a talk over dinner about how that was just not what you did in a public place.

/CSB


Please, have more children. Or at least take a few from some average parents.


Only to be undone by the kitchen staff who just stirred in fresh food into the pan and took it back out later.  Who may have considered themselves handling the situation well, because they replaced the spoon and didn't let the same customers see it.
 
2014-04-10 09:27:18 AM

Pathman: as for your hairdresser example, how is the all you can eat principle any different?  Men tend to be able to eat more so they are being charged for what they are "getting done" as well.

Women tend to have longer hair and it costs more and takes more time to cut.  Why shouldn't that cost more than some guy getting a high and tight?


/csb
When I first moved to my current city, I went for a haircut.  Picked a place that had good reviews on Yelp.  I'm a woman, but I am also a very butch lesbian, so I go for a traditional man's cut--real short on the sides, a little less short on the top, straight line across the back, done.  My hair is stick straight, so easy to use the clippers for everything.
The shop I went to charged $20 for men's cuts, $30 for women's.  As I get there, two other guys are being seated to have their hair cut by the two old-man barbers.  I get picked up by one of the women.  I ask for a "man's cut," and she does my hair with just the clippers (which is totally fine).  My cut is finished before either of the men that were seated before me.  When it comes time to pay, the woman tries to charge me $30 for a women's cut.
Me: But I got a man's cut.
Her: Yes, but you're a woman.
Me: But the actual work you did was what you price as $20, not $30.
Her: But you're a woman.
Me: I'm not paying $10 more just for my ovaries.  I asked for a man's cut, and that's what you did.  According to your pricing board, I owe $20.
Her: Uuuhhh...I can't change the prices.
Me: Then I need to talk to someone who can.
She turns to some other woman, who waves her off and says it's "fine."  I pay my $20 and leave, to never return again.  At the time that I leave, the other two men are still getting their hair cut.

I've had the same haircut for years, and have always been charged the men's price, because that was the amount of work being done.  This place astounded me for it's sheer adherence to gender--I was supposed to pay $10 more for something that took waaaaay less time and effort than the two men on either side of me, just because I was female.  Stupid arbitrary differences are stupid.
/csb
 
2014-04-10 09:27:50 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: vudukungfu: markfara: 1) The ones that charge a single price for "all you can eat" attract people with slobbish eating habits and poor hygiene (and fat children who touch the food with their fingers to help them decide if they want it or not).

I've seen skinny kids do it too.
No discipline in children nowadays.
I know who they get that from.

CSB time:

When my (now in his 30's) stepson was about 8, we were at a buffet.  Imagine my horror when I saw him take the spoon from a pan with a sample of the food on it, lick it, and start to return it to the pan.  I never knew I could put down my plate in a safe place, grab his hand, his plate, the spoon, shove them behind me out of the way then grab the pan out of the buffet slot (yes, it was incredibly hot, but I wasn't thinking of that) so that no one could touch it.  Of course I flagged down the nearest waitstaff I could and explained, and apologized, and they promptly replaced the pan with new food.

One of the many times our children can make up move faster than we ever thought possible.

We had a talk over dinner about how that was just not what you did in a public place.

/CSB


I used to work in a buffet.  I've seen far worse things from grown ass adults.

-Spatula licking.
-Using the dressing ladles for everything in the salad bar.  Chocolate pudding drizzled with Ranch. Creamy Cesar infused jello.
-After complaining that the plates fresh from the washer were damp customers would wipe them across the seat of their pants.
-Scratching their face with spatulas.  Also, picking pimples with cards.
-Using their bare hands to dish out food.  No, not pizza.  Fruit cocktail.  Salad.  Vegetable slices.  Dip.
-Dropping full plates or glasses and just...walking away.
-Touching every single piece of fruit/cake/pizza until finding that magical one they could commit to.

And don't even get me started on the piece of shiat parents that go to kaiten sushi and let their kids sit counter side touching and dripping their noses over each plate.
 
2014-04-10 09:29:48 AM

Pathman: evidence? it's an opinion, it doesn't require "evidence"


Personally, I like there to be a reason that I believe things to be true. When asked "why do you believe that" I like to be able to point to some evidence or a line of reasoning that supports the opinion resulting in better outcomes. But then I was raised to critically examine just about everything so I don't walk around saying dumb assed shiat and have to fall back on "it's just my opinion" when called on it.

Pathman: I am sure you're right and some restaurants would do well if they declared themselves "whites only"
that's sad...


In some parts of the South you could run a successful chain of restaurants named "No Darkies". That is why letting people set discriminatory pricing is and should be illegal.

Odd bit of trivia since we're discussing vaguely racist restaraunts: The only Sambos restaurant left is in Santa Barbara, CA. It's right on the water and is infinitely better than Dennys when you have a hangover

Pathman: as for your hairdresser example, how is the all you can eat principle any different?  Men tend to be able to eat more so they are being charged for what they are "getting done" as well.


In the hairdresser example, you are charged for the service you requested not based on gender. If buffets charged by the serving (and some do) nobody would have a problem with it because the cost is based on what you eat rather than who you are. The difference is being charged for the service you actually consume rather than based on a stereotype and trust me, women eating less than men is absolutely a stereotype. While women in some age groups may eat fewer calories than men in the same age group, the cost of food preparation isn't based in its calorie content.

Pathman: Women tend to have longer hair and it costs more and takes more time to cut.  Why shouldn't that cost more than some guy getting a high and tight?


Clearly you missed my point entirely. If a woman chooses to get a high and tight, should she be charged for a cut and color? What about a man who wants frosted tips? Hairdressers charge based on the cut your getting, not what you've got between your legs. In the same way, buffets should charge based on the service they are providing to the individual rather than whether that person has external genitalia or not. 

.
 
2014-04-10 09:34:54 AM
This seems penny-wise and pound-foolish, as the saying goes.
 
2014-04-10 09:36:03 AM

ckccfa


I ask for a "man's cut," and she does my hair with just the clippers (which is totally fine). My cut is finished before either of the men that were seated before me. When it comes time to pay, the woman tries to charge me $30 for a women's cut.
Me: But I got a man's cut.
Her: Yes, but you're a woman.
Me: But the actual work you did was what you price as $20, not $30.
Her: But you're a woman.
Me: I'm not paying $10 more just for my ovaries. I asked for a man's cut, and that's what you did. According to your pricing board, I owe $20.
Her: Uuuhhh...I can't change the prices.
Me: Then I need to talk to someone who can.
She turns to some other woman, who waves her off and says it's "fine." I pay my $20 and leave, to never return again. At the time that I leave, the other two men are still getting their hair cut.

I've had the same haircut for years, and have always been charged the men's price, because that was the amount of work being done. This place astounded me for it's sheer adherence to gender--I was supposed to pay $10 more for something that took waaaaay less time and effort than the two men on either side of me, just because I was female. Stupid arbitrary differences are stupid.


*boggle*

You got a man's cut. After consulting (not even arguing) with someone higher on the salon food chain you paid the lower man's cut price.

How exactly is that "sheer adherence to gender"? And how is it grounds never to go back, since you had just set the precedent for appropriate pricing?
 
2014-04-10 09:37:56 AM

Mr. Right: Have a scale at the door.  Everybody who comes in has to be weighed, then the buffet charges by the pound.  Then buffet monitors will be stationed along the buffet table, making sure that patrons take the proper mix of expensive proteins and cheaper vegetables and starches.  Patrons must then wait until their table is  bussed before they can leave and surtaxes will be charged for food left on the plate.  While the patrons are dining, the computerized POS system would do background checks.  Additional amounts would be charged to those who are too wealthy, while rebates would be offered to those who are on SNAP programs or other public assistance.   If they could tie into your medical records, they could also advise you on which dishes you should eat, how  much of each and whether or not you were qualified to make a trip to the dessert table.

At least that's how a bureaucrat would set it up.


Or an IT person.  Can I send you my business card?
 
2014-04-10 09:38:01 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: You got a man's cut. After consulting (not even arguing) with someone higher on the salon food chain you paid the lower man's cut price.

How exactly is that "sheer adherence to gender"? And how is it grounds never to go back, since you had just set the precedent for appropriate pricing?


Because the Weeners was to charge her for a woman's cut rather than the cut she got? And the fact that she had to argue with the staff about it?
 
2014-04-10 09:38:31 AM

Omnis_evil_twin: I used to work in a buffet.  I've seen far worse things from grown ass adults.


Oh I know!  I did my years in food service.  A couple of the restaurants I worked in had full buffets, most just salad bars, but everything you listed and more, yep it happens all the time.

And I hope that the server I alerted didn't just do the "stir and return", but if they did at least I know the spoon was clean because I took that back to our table and deposited it in the dirty utensil dish myself.

If I could have all the rolls/bread I've seen dropped on the floor, picked up and put back on the buffet in lieu of another one, I could build a yeasty, buttery house of goodness.
 
2014-04-10 09:41:59 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Because the Weeners was to charge her for a woman's cut rather than the cut she got? And the fact that she had to argue with the staff about it?


Your filter is still farking retarded, Drew. Also, your preview no longer displays the post as it appear on the page. You have shiatty programmers and should be embarrassed by the shoddy quality.
 
2014-04-10 09:44:17 AM
We're supposed to believe that women don't deserve to pay equally because they cannot eat equally, but they do deserve equal pay because they can work equally?

Do I smell a disconnect?

I keed..
 
2014-04-10 09:44:30 AM
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/rip funnyfatman
 
2014-04-10 09:45:21 AM
I'm a man, and every buffet in the world is wasted on me.

I don't just eat less than the average man, I eat less than the average woman. So according to the author, being male means I should pay more, even though I actually eat far less. Capital idea, author.

I put food on my plate at a buffet like I'm at home and can save the leftovers; and I still never finish a plate at a buffet.
 
2014-04-10 09:45:34 AM

dikkcor28: and unlimited beer for about $8 a head.


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2014-04-10 09:45:36 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo


Englebert Slaptyback: You got a man's cut. After consulting (not even arguing) with someone higher on the salon food chain you paid the lower man's cut price.

How exactly is that "sheer adherence to gender"? And how is it grounds never to go back, since you had just set the precedent for appropriate pricing?

Because the Weeners was to charge her for a woman's cut rather than the cut she got? And the fact that she had to argue with the staff about it?


That was the stylist's first plan of action (no filter pwnage) because the customer was a woman and that was how the rules were set up. Does anyone genuinely expect a lot of flexibility from someone at the lowest level of an organization, especially regarding pricing?

The stylist (i.e. the person on the bottom rung) didn't want to approve what she thought was a price change. As soon she took the matter to the manager, it was resolved immediately and with no further discussion - certainly with no argument. Read the story again: the manager agreed immediately to the man's price.
 
2014-04-10 09:47:45 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: If I could have all the rolls/bread I've seen dropped on the floor, picked up and put back on the buffet in lieu of another one, I could build a yeasty, buttery house of goodness


I think most anyone who has worked in the food service industry, whether it be the local greasy spoon or a 3 star Michelin restaurant, could tell stories that would curl your hair and curdle your stomach.
 
Bf+
2014-04-10 09:48:16 AM
This is just an not-too-subtle allegory for the healthcare act, isn't it?
 
2014-04-10 09:48:52 AM

Omnis_evil_twin: Satan's Bunny Slippers: vudukungfu: markfara: 1) The ones that charge a single price for "all you can eat" attract people with slobbish eating habits and poor hygiene (and fat children who touch the food with their fingers to help them decide if they want it or not).

I've seen skinny kids do it too.
No discipline in children nowadays.
I know who they get that from.

CSB time:

When my (now in his 30's) stepson was about 8, we were at a buffet.  Imagine my horror when I saw him take the spoon from a pan with a sample of the food on it, lick it, and start to return it to the pan.  I never knew I could put down my plate in a safe place, grab his hand, his plate, the spoon, shove them behind me out of the way then grab the pan out of the buffet slot (yes, it was incredibly hot, but I wasn't thinking of that) so that no one could touch it.  Of course I flagged down the nearest waitstaff I could and explained, and apologized, and they promptly replaced the pan with new food.

One of the many times our children can make up move faster than we ever thought possible.

We had a talk over dinner about how that was just not what you did in a public place.

/CSB

I used to work in a buffet.  I've seen far worse things from grown ass adults.

-Spatula licking.
-Using the dressing ladles for everything in the salad bar.  Chocolate pudding drizzled with Ranch. Creamy Cesar infused jello.
-After complaining that the plates fresh from the washer were damp customers would wipe them across the seat of their pants.
-Scratching their face with spatulas.  Also, picking pimples with cards.
-Using their bare hands to dish out food.  No, not pizza.  Fruit cocktail.  Salad.  Vegetable slices.  Dip.
-Dropping full plates or glasses and just...walking away.
-Touching every single piece of fruit/cake/pizza until finding that magical one they could commit to.

And don't even get me started on the piece of shiat parents that go to kaiten sushi and let their kids sit counter side touching and drip ...


When I took my dog for a walk yesterday, a bunch of kids ran up to us. One of them was just covered in blue chalk, and got my dog filthy with it. I yelled at him "What are you doing? You're getting blue all over my dog!" and the kid just laughed with a Nelson-like "Ha-Ha."

On the way back home I saw that little kid running up to him and I just got the sternest look I could muster, pointed at him, and yelled "Stay. Away."

Little kid looked like he got hit by a truck with how quickly he stopped running after me.
 
2014-04-10 09:48:58 AM

markfara: perigee: I try to avoid buffets, because I don't eat enough to get my money's worth.

I generally avoid buffets because:

1) The ones that charge a single price for "all you can eat" attract people with slobbish eating habits and poor hygiene (and fat children who touch the food with their fingers to help them decide if they want it or not).

2) The ones that charge "per item" end up costing through the roof.


This.  Don't touch my food.  How much do you really need to eat?  It comes out about the same as if you went to a regular restaurant and had one menu item.
 
2014-04-10 09:50:06 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Because the Weeners was to charge her for a woman's cut rather than the cut she got? And the fact that she had to argue with the staff about it?

Your filter is still farking retarded, Drew. Also, your preview no longer displays the post as it appear on the page. You have shiatty programmers and should be embarrassed by the shoddy quality.


teamshocker.com
 
2014-04-10 09:53:28 AM

LavenderWolf: When I took my dog for a walk yesterday, a bunch of kids ran up to us. One of them was just covered in blue chalk, and got my dog filthy with it. I yelled at him "What are you doing? You're getting blue all over my dog!" and the kid just laughed with a Nelson-like "Ha-Ha."

On the way back home I saw that little kid running up to him and I just got the sternest look I could muster, pointed at him, and yelled "Stay. Away."

Little kid looked like he got hit by a truck with how quickly he stopped running after me.


This felt like a non sequitur to me, but I enjoyed your anecdote nevertheless.
 
2014-04-10 09:54:26 AM

ckccfa: Me: I'm not paying $10 more just for my ovaries.  I asked for a man's cut, and that's what you did.  According to your pricing board, I owe $20.


that might be the best fark story i've ever read.
so awesome

you are 100% right.  i hope nobody thinks i am or ever would approve of this kind of stupidity - i'm just not convinced it should be regulated by the government.

i also want to be clear it's not something i'm out in the street protesting either, it's just fun to talk about.
 
2014-04-10 09:55:22 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pathman: So?  A business should be able to charge whatever the hell it wants.  If you don't like it, eat somewhere else.

Dinner for white folks: $30
Dinner for colored folks people of color: $200

I trust you can see where your assertion starts to come apart?


He's not suggesting different prices for different people, he's suggesting the same price for everyone.  Do you see where your assertion falls apart?
 
2014-04-10 09:55:40 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Monkeyhouse Zendo

Englebert Slaptyback: You got a man's cut. After consulting (not even arguing) with someone higher on the salon food chain you paid the lower man's cut price.

How exactly is that "sheer adherence to gender"? And how is it grounds never to go back, since you had just set the precedent for appropriate pricing?

Because the Weeners was to charge her for a woman's cut rather than the cut she got? And the fact that she had to argue with the staff about it?


That was the stylist's first plan of action (no filter pwnage) because the customer was a woman and that was how the rules were set up. Does anyone genuinely expect a lot of flexibility from someone at the lowest level of an organization, especially regarding pricing?

The stylist (i.e. the person on the bottom rung) didn't want to approve what she thought was a price change. As soon she took the matter to the manager, it was resolved immediately and with no further discussion - certainly with no argument. Read the story again: the manager agreed immediately to the man's price.


Right, but I didn't want to depend upon that manager being right there every single time I went (or take the chance that a different manager wouldn't drop the price), nor did I want to farking haggle about the price of the work done every time I got a haircut.  Also, the initial woman pissed me off by farking arguing with me and made me expend unnecessary effort to get fair pricing for the work done, so I decided to save myself some aggravation in the future and take my business elsewhere.
 
2014-04-10 09:55:42 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: The stylist (i.e. the person on the bottom rung) didn't want to approve what she thought was a price change. As soon she took the matter to the manager, it was resolved immediately and with no further discussion - certainly with no argument. Read the story again: the manager agreed immediately to the man's price.


I understood the story. There are a thousand places to get your hair cut and if I had to argue with the staff in order to not be charged for a service I didn't receive the first time I patronized the place, that is sufficient reason to find someplace else and never go back. I'm not speaking for  ckccfa but I suspect she's of a similar mind.
 
2014-04-10 09:56:09 AM
My son eats like he's at a trough, so I gyess it's not bad for him. My wife and I do eschew buffets, opting for more traditional restaurants, unlike those "Tough and brew" types. MY son, when he eats, sounds like it did when I used to slop the hogs.
 
2014-04-10 09:56:31 AM

tricycleracer: dikkcor28: and unlimited beer for about $8 a head.

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It's pretty Bud/Coors light-esque so you have to pee a lot.  Still worth it.  And they don't do the whole "you here __ hours" thing (at least to non-Asians) so you have plenty of time.
 
2014-04-10 09:58:41 AM

FLMountainMan: He's not suggesting different prices for different people, he's suggesting the same price for everyone.  Do you see where your assertion falls apart?


Did you miss that he's supporting charging men and women different prices? How the fark is that the same price for everyone?
 
2014-04-10 10:01:49 AM
Seems like the author's point was that, "If they charge me less for a buffet, I'm going to feel pressured to eat less and I don't want to feel guilty, so charge me the same price."

If you walk into an all-you-can-eat buffet, you should have no shame in the first place, so I don't see the problem.
 
2014-04-10 10:03:20 AM

Pathman: ckccfa: Me: I'm not paying $10 more just for my ovaries.  I asked for a man's cut, and that's what you did.  According to your pricing board, I owe $20.

that might be the best fark story i've ever read.
so awesome

you are 100% right.  i hope nobody thinks i am or ever would approve of this kind of stupidity - i'm just not convinced it should be regulated by the government.

i also want to be clear it's not something i'm out in the street protesting either, it's just fun to talk about.


I actually did say the word ovaries, and the look on that woman's face when I did was priceless.  She seemed just so flabbergasted and put upon that I was arguing.
I was shocked, that in a liberal college city like mine (New Haven), that they apparently hadn't had this problem before.


I think, in terms of fair pricing for important things like food and gas and other necessaries, that government intervention unfortunately winds up being the best option for the greatest amount of people.  Sure, in big cities and high-pop areas you have a lot of options, and the market can do a lot of its own correcting.  But you get into some smaller towns and more remotes places, and you can have a real problem.
 
2014-04-10 10:03:46 AM

Pangea: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Because the Weeners was to charge her for a woman's cut rather than the cut she got? And the fact that she had to argue with the staff about it?

Your filter is still farking retarded, Drew. Also, your preview no longer displays the post as it appear on the page. You have shiatty programmers and should be embarrassed by the shoddy quality.

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The filter logic is sloppy and what one would expect from a Programming 101 student. Fark also implemented a change to the layout which is not reflected in the Preview making the Preview largely useless for anything other than checking whether an image will load. But yeah, I'm the one with the problem for pointing out the flaws, fark me right?
 
2014-04-10 10:05:09 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Englebert Slaptyback: The stylist (i.e. the person on the bottom rung) didn't want to approve what she thought was a price change. As soon she took the matter to the manager, it was resolved immediately and with no further discussion - certainly with no argument. Read the story again: the manager agreed immediately to the man's price.

I understood the story. There are a thousand places to get your hair cut and if I had to argue with the staff in order to not be charged for a service I didn't receive the first time I patronized the place, that is sufficient reason to find someplace else and never go back. I'm not speaking for  ckccfa but I suspect she's of a similar mind.


Pretty much.  The next place I went to wound up giving me the best hair cut of my life, and for only $15 dollars, so maybe I should send the first place a "thank you" card.
 
2014-04-10 10:05:19 AM

Molavian: As a straight white male I'm completely used to paying more than everyone else for the same things, but I'm told that's ok due to the straight white male privilege I enjoy.


You sound privileged.

/pinkish hued male
 
2014-04-10 10:06:46 AM

Lokkii: Everytime something like this comes up I flashxback to when I was the boss over an office with eight women and one guy. Generally things went OK but I always  remember the day the guy came into my office and asked,

"Why is it that men and women are equal when it's time to clean the breakroom, but when there's something heavy to lift, I'm the only guy in the office?"


Men are stronger.  Because Biology.
 
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