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Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by GHT, Mar 21, 2015.
I agree. I was referring to the aspect of size. Add in such styling and that would be ridiculous.
I think this thread becomes current in this Virus plagued time where in countries with medical facilities overwhelmed by the virus inflicted are making life/death decisions based on aid. If you are over 60 or 65 and there is a shortage of respirators it seems you get abandoned in the corridors.
“Creative” used as a noun. You know, in constructions such as “my husband and I are both creatives,” which I suppose means they both work in the arts. But maybe not. Maybe they’re software engineers. Or, I dunno, almost anything that might be done better (or at least differently) if those doing it applied a bit of imagination to the tasks at hand. And that’s a whole lotta occupations.
The usage didn’t so annoy me until I had the misfortune of dealing with a twerpy young fellow who described himself as a “creative.” I never did learn his particular occupation. But he did project a superior air.
Overlook the "no-lapels" and take note of the short, tight-fitting trousers and the length of the jacket hem, you'll see the current offerings in men's ready-to-wear suits.
I'm with you now, there was a time in the late fifties, when a here today, gone tomorrow fad, was the rage. Both sexes wore jeans so tight that they looked sprayed on. The fashion became known as drainpipes. By the early to mid-sixties the made to measure suit was worn by almost everyone. The jacket just covering the buttocks, it also tapered slightly from shoulder width to hem and the trousers also had a taper, sixteen inch hems was about the norm, but no cuffs. One lasting memory was my waist line was thirty, it's thirty eight today.
My latest moan is the state that constant hand washing and the use of sanitiser has left the skin of my hands in. My missus bought me a jar of barrier cream called, workman's hands. It's helped in that it has reduced the roughness, good grief you could strike a match of my skin, but the skin appearance is like that of a bull elephant.
"My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant that when I pee it cleans the toilet!"
Today at the Whole Paycheck I picked a checkout lane with one customer in the lane ahead of me. Mom and Dad wearing face masks pushing one of those little shopping carts, it looked ideal. Then up comes Buddy with face mask with another item for the cart. I think you should do your shopping, i.e., fill your cart, before you get in the checkout lane.
Next Sis dashes in with more items. Then Mom decides that she, too has forgotten something and she and Sis get out of the line while Dad is processing the items in his cart. Mom and Sis have gone to one of the impulse buy racks near another check out lane and are pawing at things there.
As Mom comes rushing back to the check out lane, I ask, "You got everything now?" She offers a weak laugh.
As in the old newspaper cartoon (I'm sure Lizzie can quote chapter and verse on its history),
"There Oughta be a Law"
A while back that would be the same family that cleared the shelves of toilet rolls.
That kinda thing infuriates me.
And too often the people who pull these shenanigans are the same ones who will demand to see a manager for any minor issue, oblivious to the irritation of others or to the fact that they've just removed any doubt that they are indeed a jackass.
We have taken to scanning everything ourselves. We scan our shopper's card at the entrance and get a scanning gun then go on our happy way scanning as we go. Then we go to a register station and scan the bar code on the screen, it downloads everything we scanned then we pay for it. The only delays are if we have alcohol which needs an ID and if we get flagged for an audit. Every tenth or so customer gets audited -they just re-scan several items and assure that the correct scanned item was placed in the cart/bag. It's a VERY slick system in my opinion and we bypass any and all lines.
Around here the lines for the "self check" kiosks are usually just as long as the lines for the employee-manned checkout stations, and sometimes longer, so using them isn't particularly beneficial.
That grab-a-handheld-scanner-when-you-enter-the-store-and-scan-the-items-as-you-put-them-in-your-cart system was in one of the supermarkets I frequent. Only one. And the last time I was in that store the scanners were absent.
Never tried it myself. But then, I’m usually among the last to adopt new technologies.
The self check kiosks do indeed have long lines and are usually are populated by people who either don't know how to use them of shouldn't be using them. Often the store staff also doesn't help the situation (at least at my store) by not being attentive to the flashing call light. But in usual circumstances they have tended to move somewhat steadily forward, and they make you feel somewhat empowered and self sufficient.
The self-scan-as-you-go really is the greatest thing going these days. At least I think so. It has been very easy to learn (sync-ing wth produce scale kiosk; deleting unwanted or mis-scanned items etc) and it sure has streamlined our shopping, ESPECIALLY at the checkout line. This all might change as more people use the system, but so far we only encounter a handful at a time. Not all stores in the area (Giant Eagle) have them though, and there is plenty of room for abuse - I witnessed someone scan one item and purposely put another in their bag/cart, but that's what the periodic audits are designed to catch. Been using the system for 3 or 4 months and have only been audited once. TonyB - give it a try. If it's the same system we have, you'll be a pro at it by the time you leave the store. I bet you'll come to appreciate its convenience and speed.
Not all valet parking, just the valet parking that ties up a traffic lane. It just rubs wrong when the convenience of those with money to burn inconveniences everyone else, especially when I’m among the everyone else.
You can count me in as one who hates them, shouldn't be using them, always ends up arguing with them. Why do they all have the most patronising female voice? "Surprising item in the bagging area, please remove to continue." "It's not surprising you stupid machine, it's a greeting card that's too light for your scale to comprehend."
The reason that I use them is because they accept cash, as in filthy folding lucre. No questions, no raised eyebrows, no virus concerns. When card companies, that includes loyalty cards, stop amassing my spending details on a profile I will start to use their cards.
Ticks are already underways! Flushed one off my arm, some minutes ago, after it tickled me strong, here before my notebook.
And all these MORONS, leaving their disposable gloves on the streets. Braindeaths!
Emails from politicians “personally asking” that I send more scratch to a candidate or campaign committee.
I have no relationship with these people that might honestly be called “personal.”
You A-HOLES, DON'T LEAVE YOUR RUBBER GLOVES ON THE STREETS!!