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(USA Today)   When a high-visibility customer orders your discontinued wallpaper pattern, you ask how much the President wants   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2017-08-26 05:01:21 AM  
Whatever happened to "Just say no."?

/payment up front, I hope
 
2017-08-26 07:39:49 AM  
Trump's ego, it knows no limit.
 
2017-08-26 07:44:25 AM  
As I expected, it's gaudy..

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2017-08-26 07:46:52 AM  
Trump picked a Baroque floral wallpaper for the Oval Office? Foo foo flowers ..sounds about right.
 
2017-08-26 07:47:25 AM  

RJReves: As I expected, it's gaudy..

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Yup....that's granny foo foo.
 
2017-08-26 07:48:44 AM  

RJReves: As I expected, it's gaudy..

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I just realized that's wallpaper of Trumps hair. Look at it.
 
2017-08-26 07:52:26 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: RJReves: As I expected, it's gaudy..

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I just realized that's wallpaper of Trumps hair. Look at it.


And it is GOLD.

He likes everything golden. Especially the showers.

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2017-08-26 08:06:06 AM  
An impossible rush order for a discontinued pattern? I don't care if you're the damned Space Pope. You can go fark yourself.
 
2017-08-26 08:26:42 AM  
Who let that sunnuvabeatcg watch 'houseflippers' ?
 
2017-08-26 08:29:50 AM  

Voiceofreason01: An impossible rush order for a discontinued pattern? I don't care if you're the damned Space Pope. You can go fark yourself.


Yeah and miss all the free press? I'd do it every single time. Especially in todays age nation wide free advertising is worth more than holding an order a day over to make a special order.
 
2017-08-26 08:54:37 AM  

Voiceofreason01: An impossible rush order for a discontinued pattern? I don't care if you're the damned Space Pope. You can go fark yourself.


Considering how many people go through that space, no you don't.  Free advertising is hard to come by.  ESPECIALLY when it likely comes with a large chunk of change attached to it.
 
2017-08-26 09:00:06 AM  

Tellingthem: Voiceofreason01: An impossible rush order for a discontinued pattern? I don't care if you're the damned Space Pope. You can go fark yourself.

Yeah and miss all the free press? I'd do it every single time. Especially in todays age nation wide free advertising is worth more than holding an order a day over to make a special order.


Free press? Like the guy who told an unpopular President to go FARK himself?
 
2017-08-26 09:02:29 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Free press? Like the guy who told an unpopular President to go FARK himself?


It is likely that the wallpaper will be hanging there for many years beyond Trump.
 
2017-08-26 09:08:43 AM  

SpaceyCat: Voiceofreason01: An impossible rush order for a discontinued pattern? I don't care if you're the damned Space Pope. You can go fark yourself.

Considering how many people go through that space, no you don't.  Free advertising is hard to come by.  ESPECIALLY when it likely comes with a large chunk of change attached to it.


There is a discount store called "ollies" kinda like a disorganized big lots mixed with crap that was not good enought for burlington or tuesday morning.

They have Trump hand towels, bath towels, and shower curtains, all in the bargain bin of the bargain bin.

They all equally as tacky.
 
2017-08-26 09:10:05 AM  
Trump's first two choices:

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2017-08-26 09:18:13 AM  
They wanted it delivered by 7 p.m. that day.

They ordered the wallpaper the day before they needed it.

Nicely illustrates the project management skills of this administration.
 
2017-08-26 09:23:06 AM  

jaytkay: They wanted it delivered by 7 p.m. that day.

They ordered the wallpaper the day before they needed it.

Nicely illustrates the project management skills of this administration.


Which is why Texas is screwed.
 
2017-08-26 09:26:37 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Tellingthem: Voiceofreason01: An impossible rush order for a discontinued pattern? I don't care if you're the damned Space Pope. You can go fark yourself.

Yeah and miss all the free press? I'd do it every single time. Especially in todays age nation wide free advertising is worth more than holding an order a day over to make a special order.

Free press? Like the guy who told an unpopular President to go FARK himself?


Yes, because wallpaper is serious business. It's just a fluff piece and they get a nice bump in views because of it. I would imagine if the company told them to go "f" themselves they get some cheers from Trump haters but I doubt they would get many orders because of it. But this gets their name out there in a positive way (again they are providing wallpaper to the White House...wallpaper)
 
2017-08-26 09:53:44 AM  
Emergency rush order of wall paper for a renovation project that has been planned for months?  I think they are really patching holes that some angry man child put into the wall, when he saw his low approval ratings.
 
2017-08-26 10:34:00 AM  
Hope the wallpaper place knows they will probably never get paid.
 
2017-08-26 10:48:04 AM  
"By that afternoon, three executives from the company - Chief Financial Officer Bob Vucenovic, human resources manager Sandy Biss and national sales director Eileen Thomas - were headed to Washington, D.C., to deliver the wallpaper. "

Why?
 
2017-08-26 10:53:17 AM  

Bslim: "By that afternoon, three executives from the company - Chief Financial Officer Bob Vucenovic, human resources manager Sandy Biss and national sales director Eileen Thomas - were headed to Washington, D.C., to deliver the wallpaper. "

Why?


I would do that. It was a unique opportunity to visit the White House. They probably got a private tour from the renovation team.
 
2017-08-26 10:58:36 AM  
They have a picture in the article of the wallpaper on the wall, and I have to say, it's not really that bad. It suits the space. Yeah, the entire room is a little bit granny but that's appropriate considering the president's age. I like the rug too, but the furniture and curtains are meh.
 
2017-08-26 11:01:44 AM  

RJReves: As I expected, it's gaudy..

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I've tried to imagine that next to the gold curtains and the thought of it made me physically ill.
 
2017-08-26 11:12:03 AM  
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Oddly enough, the ugly curtains are almost exactly the same as Bill Clinton's. https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-presidential-cen​ter/exhibits​/permanent/oval-office

Looking back at the last six presidents' oval offices, Pres Obama had the best style by far which should surprise no one. (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/photos/2010/09/oval-office-redesigns​-2​01009)
 
2017-08-26 11:16:38 AM  
Company owner: "I have three words for President Trump:

Payment in advance."
 
2017-08-26 11:16:49 AM  
No problem.

It's $100/inch plus delivery.
How many rolls do you want?
 
2017-08-26 11:23:00 AM  

mesmer242: Oddly enough, the ugly curtains are almost exactly the same as Bill Clinton's.


They may be the same curtains. The rug is from the Reagan era.

The president does not control the decoration. The Committee for the Preservation of the White House is in control and they present him with options.
 
2017-08-26 11:42:47 AM  

jaytkay: mesmer242: Oddly enough, the ugly curtains are almost exactly the same as Bill Clinton's.

They may be the same curtains. The rug is from the Reagan era.

The president does not control the decoration. The Committee for the Preservation of the White House is in control and they present him with options.


Good to know. The rug looks slightly different from the Reagan pic so I wonder the altered the colors slightly while re-dyeing it. Flipping through the pictures, it looks like the couches have been used before as well.
 
2017-08-26 12:17:41 PM  
No, you say, "Can we hang the President instead of my wallpaper?"
 
2017-08-26 12:56:36 PM  
I'd have thought that in an era of neo-Nazis, North Koreans, Afghanistan troop increases, and administrative chaos that biatching about some stupid wallpaper would be too petty even for Trump's most nitpicky critics. Silly me.
 
2017-08-26 01:20:32 PM  

RJReves: As I expected, it's gaudy..

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 That pattern looks like BenGay smells.
 
2017-08-26 01:37:58 PM  

Voiceofreason01: An impossible rush order for a discontinued pattern? I don't care if you're the damned Space Pope. You can go fark yourself.


They produced it in about four hours.  I don't think it was as impossible as you seem to believe.  Pull the old pattern... Mix some ink... Interrupt the planned run... Not really a big deal.

Great customer service for sure.
 
2017-08-26 02:15:51 PM  
"People are really up in arms over this whole Russia thing, others are upset over my white supremacist ties, the border wall isn't being built yet, my popularity is at an all time low, I've lost Bannon, Gorka and countless others. Yup, time to make redecorating the White House my top priority."
 
2017-08-26 02:42:20 PM  
People still use wallpaper?
 
2017-08-26 03:49:34 PM  

foo monkey: People still use wallpaper?


People who hire interior decorators, yes.

Some friends had this elegant monkey wallpaper in their dining room. They had a 2,500 square foot condo in a 1920s high rise, a place like you see in Architectural Digest.
 
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2017-08-26 04:13:59 PM  

jaytkay: Bslim: "By that afternoon, three executives from the company - Chief Financial Officer Bob Vucenovic, human resources manager Sandy Biss and national sales director Eileen Thomas - were headed to Washington, D.C., to deliver the wallpaper. "

Why?

I would do that. It was a unique opportunity to visit the White House. They probably got a private tour from the renovation team.


And bonus: You know for certain that Turmp won't be physically present.  He can't possibly be there when actual work is happening. So enjoy the press and Whitehouse visit.

(even better that they now have proof they can turn a rush custom order in mere hours due to the Trumplings shiat-ass planning.)
 
2017-08-26 04:19:21 PM  

mesmer242: [img.fark.net image 850x637]

Oddly enough, the ugly curtains are almost exactly the same as Bill Clinton's. https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-presidential-cent​er/exhibits/permanent/oval-office

Looking back at the last six presidents' oval offices, Pres Obama had the best style by far which should surprise no one. (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/photos/2010/09/oval-office-redesigns-​201009)


Bill Clinton's couches should have been in a gazebo somewhere.  And I like Poppa Bush's decor overall....except the bastard didn't use the Resolute Desk.  What a little biatch.

Nancy Regean did a good job, nice unified look.
 
2017-08-26 06:15:13 PM  

bazbt3: Whatever happened to "Just say no."?

/payment up front, I hope


This is being paid for by the government, not Trump himself. It may take awhile but they'll get the money. Unless you're doing business with the state of Illinois, government agencies do tend to eventually settle their bills.
 
2017-08-26 08:42:18 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: "People are really up in arms over this whole Russia thing, others are upset over my white supremacist ties, the border wall isn't being built yet, my popularity is at an all time low, I've lost Bannon, Gorka and countless others. Yup, time to make redecorating the White House my top priority."


Troll! You didn't read the article. Of course I wouldn't expect a liberal to read.
 
2017-08-26 11:19:40 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: No, you say, "Can we hang the President instead of my wallpaper?"


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2017-08-27 12:42:43 AM  

DogLee: Imaginativescreenname: "People are really up in arms over this whole Russia thing, others are upset over my white supremacist ties, the border wall isn't being built yet, my popularity is at an all time low, I've lost Bannon, Gorka and countless others. Yup, time to make redecorating the White House my top priority."

Troll! You didn't read the article. Of course I wouldn't expect a liberal to read.


That's ok. I wouldn't expect a conservative to understand humor.
 
2017-08-27 01:34:51 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: Great customer service for sure.


Seeing as who the customer is, they should have insisted on cash upfront.
 
2017-08-27 04:31:28 AM  

pdieten: bazbt3: Whatever happened to "Just say no."?

/payment up front, I hope

This is being paid for by the government, not Trump himself. It may take awhile but they'll get the money. Unless you're doing business with the state of Illinois, government agencies do tend to eventually settle their bills.


Can't believe how naive I was, thinking he'd be spending his own money. ;)
 
2017-08-27 04:48:12 AM  
Not to turn this into a Trump/Russia thing but Russians always seem to have interesting wallpaper.Weird-ass selfies with wild-ass wallpaper.
 
2017-08-27 06:21:58 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Tellingthem: Voiceofreason01: An impossible rush order for a discontinued pattern? I don't care if you're the damned Space Pope. You can go fark yourself.

Yeah and miss all the free press? I'd do it every single time. Especially in todays age nation wide free advertising is worth more than holding an order a day over to make a special order.

Free press? Like the guy who told an unpopular President to go FARK himself?


Being able to say your wallpaper has hung in the Oval Office is a pretty big thing. You can get a sizable bump without needing to tie your product to a particular president. I mean I hate the guy too but would provide just about any product on demand if it was going to be placed in the most powerful office on this earth.
 
2017-08-27 06:26:32 AM  

SpaceyCat: Voiceofreason01: Free press? Like the guy who told an unpopular President to go FARK himself?

It is likely that the wallpaper will be hanging there for many years beyond Trump.


Doubtful. These sorts of things change a lot more regularly than you think.
 
2017-08-27 08:17:25 AM  

bazbt3: Whatever happened to "Just say no."?

/payment up front, I hope


That's hilarious. The Government pays you when it feels like it.
 
2017-08-27 08:26:28 AM  
Is it possible to get metal poisoning from gold leaf? That would explain a lot.
 
2017-08-27 08:52:57 AM  

Bluenosed Baker: Is it possible to get metal poisoning from gold leaf? That would explain a lot.


Unless it's advertised/sold as edible, yes; the good stuff is essentially chemically inert. But the decorative stuff even so and only if ingested in massive doses. So yeah, if we're lucky.
 
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