11 April 2004
Submitted by eve on Sun, 04/11/2004 - 9:47pm. Funny
"I've always got to do what the register says. What if the register says something that's wrong? All customers are the same."
"No, all addition and subtraction is the same."
"Your lattes are all the same."
--Two apparently disgruntled Starbucks employees.
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Posted by Gravity on Mon, 04/26/2004 - 12:13pm.
"All customers are the same." I mean, what kind of logic is that? And "All addition and subtraction is the same"? Really? Have you ever thought about that one? Or is that some kind of Starbucks-not-funny-in-joke?
Negative addition
Posted by Jon on Tue, 04/27/2004 - 8:12am.
If you use negative numbers, addition and subtraction can be the same... ;p
Everything's the same
Posted by Mike on Fri, 04/16/2004 - 8:46am.
Mmm, coffee on Camazotz.

Wait. That was just dorky. Forget I said anything.
Burger King--7 years (HS thor
Posted by brian65401 on Thu, 04/15/2004 - 3:38pm.
Burger King--7 years (HS thorugh College). To this day only one person can make my Chicken, only pickle, onion, and mustard to my satisfaction and they won't let me make it myself. Thats OK, I'm moving to Rolla, and that one person owns that BK. I'll be able to eat at BK again! Oh, and ANYTHING will go through the broiler.
Moving to Rolla??
Posted by ParU on Thu, 04/15/2004 - 8:05pm.
Moving to umrguy's hometown? Why you could have a Missouri In Passing, In Person meeting - at Burger King?
It's Amino world without Chemists
For the record:
Posted by umrguy on Fri, 04/16/2004 - 5:30pm.
Rolla is not my hometown. It's just where I happen to live 9 months or so out of the year (more this year, I'm staying for the summer).

And while Rolla claims to be the "Middle of Everywhere", I just have to say that that means it's the Navel of the World.

Or I go with Lewis Black's description: "If you're ever thinking of killing yourself, then Rolla's the place to go. Because you'll get there, take one look around and say 'I wanna end it ALL'..."

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
Posted by brian65401 on Sun, 04/18/2004 - 5:00am.
I guess that all depends on what your interests and priorities are. Rolla is quiet, real quiet. For a thirty something looking to plant roots quiet is good. My son just moved up to Boy Scouts from Cub Scouts. You can do just about any kind of outdoor activity you can image without driving more than an hour. Oh, and lets see, I am buying a pristine 2000 square foot, 4 bedroom house for less than $80k. Priorities.
Posted by Cebu on Tue, 04/20/2004 - 6:16am.
Man, 80k is what my 4 bedroom house cost 20 years ago. Weird.
Posted by ParU on Mon, 04/19/2004 - 8:25pm.
My goodness!!!! That's barely a down payment out here (well actually, it isn't enough for one if you need 25% down). Congratulations!!!
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Matt on Mon, 04/19/2004 - 10:26pm.
Well, let's see... when I moved a few months ago, my combined rent and utilities went from $8700 a year (25% of my gross income) to $6700 a year, and I'm just renting one room in a house. Six months ago my girlfriend bought a modest home in the hills above Montclair, Oakland for $660,000... so yeah. I guess living out here can be a little pricy.

But it never snows, it rarely drops below 35, even at night, the people are more open and accepting of difference than most parts of the country, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Now if I could only get that hottie from Iowa to move out here...
Posted by marinerd on Wed, 04/21/2004 - 1:59pm.
I'm doling out almost 10 grand a year for rent of a one bedroom, electricity not included! Why is it so expensive up here when everyone complains that it rains all the time and traffic is a mess day and night?

Never mind me, sometimes I just like to bitch out loud.
Posted by Jon on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 8:08am.
I'm sensing a Terminator 3 spoof here...
Starbucks: Rise of the Cash Registers

I know, it's not a great idea, but when remaking TV Shows from the 60s and 70s (Lost in Space, I Spy, Green Hornet, Brady Bunch, Charlies Angels) into movies is so popular, at least it's a little bit more original.
No I've been frothed!
Posted by hypoxic on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 5:32pm.
And OMG they've got cinnamon, what do we have that can defeat that pungent and ever so scintillating spice? And don't say mint! You saw what happened to the last fool that charged them with a sprig. We're still trying to get him out of the coffee grinder.
Posted by Matt on Tue, 04/13/2004 - 11:14pm.
If I worked for Starbucks, I'd be disgruntled too. Not that food service is ever a walk in the park, and I still firmly believe that if everyone in the modern world did it for at least three months of their life this world would be a safer, calmer, and more pleasant place, but Starbucks just strikes me as sooo hegemonic, and over its employees as well as in American popular culture. Hegemonic and homogenizing.
Three months in fast food...
Posted by umrguy on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 7:31am.
...and more people would go postal. I'm just sayin', based on five year's experience at McDonald's.

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
If it were mandatory and universal...
Posted by daen on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 6:00pm.
... it just might work. Everyone would realise it's one of those things you just have to go through, and might even have a twinge of empathy for the poor soul whose turn it is to be stuck behind that counter in a hairnet and a polyester uniform.

(I myself put in a year at a KFC-wannabe.)
I put in a year doing worse than that...
Posted by paul on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 11:43pm.
I worked in a seafood carryout. I was the fry cook. The place was in the middle of a rather poor, rather ethnic and mostly Catholic neighborhood, so on a typical Friday night we did about $10,000 of business, mostly selling fish fries for $2.25 each. After fourteen hours of this, I would walk home and strip, bundle my clothes into a plastic bag so I didn't have to smell them and bathe with lemon juice. And every week some jackass would come in and tell me what the blind man said when he walked past the store*, or how this was a perfect cover for a brothel, or some other mildly obscene fish joke. And then there were the local kids who would order the food, go to pay and pull the bills back and run out the door with the food, and the guy who didn't take a number and started screaming that we were all racists because he had been waiting for ten minutes without being served, and the ones who spoke no English who communicated mostly through gestures and pointing, and the drunks who wanted to sample everything before they ordered their fish fry...

Yes, it gives you a whole different perspective on things.

*Good afternoon, ladies.

paul is known as 'silk' to all who know and love him.
paul is a past master at floating progressive.
paul is that man.
I worked
Posted by Apple on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 7:13pm.
I did a year's duty at Burger King. Mostly it made me more demanding as a consumer.

Actually, I don't really go for fast food anymore. They keep changing the items I really liked, and it's a hell of a lot cheaper to go to the grocery store and pick up the ingredients.

Hmmm, I just had this conversation with IG, yesterday. Going for a theme, I think.

Three months at Starbucks?
Posted by Mike on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 6:26am.
I ask because I spent one month at Taco Bell and no, I don't think an extended sentence would've made me a better person.

Poor guy. Your job sucks when you're outranked by the cash register.
Posted by Apple on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 6:39am.
No, when you're outranked by the mop, then you're in trouble.
Posted by steff on Tue, 04/13/2004 - 10:41pm.
i was hoping the third comment was from a customer.
Posted by tim on Wed, 04/14/2004 - 4:30am.
steff...the disgruntled sarcasm caffeine addict
: D
--" The torture never stops"--
Posted by Kat on Fri, 04/16/2004 - 7:00am.
I don't think steff needs to be a caffeine addict to be disgruntled. Just saying. *toothy grin* Hey guys, ltns!
Another long lost soul returns...
Posted by paul on Fri, 04/16/2004 - 12:26pm.
So you're saying that she's usually gruntled?...

paul is not our savior.
paul is known as 'silk' to all who know and love him.
paul is a past master at floating progressive.
paul is that man.
An aside, etymology-wise...
Posted by slugbuggy on Sun, 04/18/2004 - 4:46am.
Found this little tidbit on the net:

The "dis" of disgruntled is not the same as the "dis" of "dismayed." It means "completely", and "gruntled," just as it sounds, is an old word that means "grumbling."

So we've all been using "gruntled" incorrectly, as the opposite of "disgruntled." I'm sure you're all mayed by that information, and find it completely interesting.

...no gruntling from the peanut gallery, please.
I don't know if she is or is
Posted by Kat on Sat, 04/17/2004 - 10:19am.
I don't know if she is or is not usually gruntled. I never get that close to find out. I'm delicate. *blink*
I'd say....
Posted by ParU on Sat, 04/17/2004 - 1:35pm.
definitely gruntled - but ask Igirly for sure...
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Matt on Sun, 04/18/2004 - 1:53am.
Definitely not gruntled. Waaay too misanthropic for that. Placable, even amiable under mitigating circumstances, but not gruntled.

Oh, I'm sorry. Did someone say "drama"?
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