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Old 02-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #101
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Sir, a flag is more than cloth. That is an argument for another thread. I would have no problem with you standing up for yourself, either. I would actually prefer that you stand up for yourself, and then retrieve the food and beverage that you are being paid to do .
Probably his poit, he shouldnt have to stand up for himself just because the guy he is waiting on is a condesending douche

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:34 AM   #102
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Sir, a flag is more than cloth. That is an argument for another thread. I would have no problem with you standing up for yourself, either. I would actually prefer that you stand up for yourself, and then retrieve the food and beverage that you are being paid to do .
No a flag is just that cloth. Its the people behind the flag that make it what it is. And portraying yourself as an always right douche does not help the image of said flag especially because you swore to defend not the flag but the ideals that it stands for and the people that stand for it.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #103
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Sir, a flag is more than cloth. That is an argument for another thread. I would have no problem with you standing up for yourself, either. I would actually prefer that you stand up for yourself, and then retrieve the food and beverage that you are being paid to do .
if I had to stand up for myself like that , there is a little sign that says I have the right to refuse service. guess what, you are not getting any food or any other service. you're being told to leave if you refuse to leave and continue to be an ass you will be escorted out by the police
and last time I checked a flag was cloth, I've never seen one that could speak ,breathe or grow, etc.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:43 AM   #104
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I really do feel bad for the baggers at grocery stores and I go buy maybe a bag of stuff and they still have to ask if I want carry out service. I know its their job but it really should have a discretionary cluase of whom you ask.

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:43 AM   #105
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You probably wouldnt know it to listen to me, but I am one of the more polite people I know. I say please and thank you religiously, I avoid interrupting people whenever possible, and above all, I answer the question that is posed to me.

Not everyone does this. These people need at the least, schooling, and at the high end, a vicious beating about the face and neck.

Here are a few things people do that I absolutely cant stand. For the sake of the exercise, please envision that in each case, I am in the glassware section of Bed Bath and Beyond and I have asked "Excuse me, do you sell glass flip-top bottles?"

1) "Huh?"... Seriously. Whomever your manager is who trained you should be on the unemployment line. Huh indeed, you yutz.

2) "Uh... that would be on the other side" First off, what other side are you refering to? If you mean behind this wall, thats curtains. As soon as I go to curtains like an idiot, you are going to escape. Just tell me you dont know or, even better, find out for me. Lordy.

3) "Did someone tell you we did?" ok... Im not going to say that I want to see you die slowly... yet... but Im getting pretty annoyed. Firstly, you answered my question with a question, which is a deadly rhetorical sin. Secondly, lets say someone told me you sell glass flip-top bottles... are you going to find them and beat them up? Or, if they didnt, maybe you are expecting me to tell you that it came to me in a dream? Stop wasting my time and answer my frigging question... yes or no.

4) "Me?" Um... Now I'm not even sure if I meant to ask you. Dont confuse customers, its mean.

And my personal favorite, number 5). I'm really not sure why I hate this so much, but last time it happened I lost vision for a full 5 seconds and just saw flames. I was jolted out of catatonia by a loud yelp from my wife... apparently I was squeezing down on her hand like a vice grip... Here it is...

"You mean like a pitcher?"

I just took a deep breath so I could get this out. If I meant a pitcher, why in the name of all things pink and available for a willing boinking wouldnt I have asked for a pitcher? Is a glass bottle a difficult concept? Was my request, a glass bottle with a flip-top, so unreasonable and silly that you thought surely I must mean something non-ridiculous like a pitcher? I'm being flooded with a wave of personal questions and I don't like the answers to any of them. You are implying things about me that are making me rather upset.



Again, I know it sounds like a first-world problem, but I cant fathom why people do this. It happens to me all the time, I ask for adhesive clips in a stationary store and I get "you mean hooks?"... I ask for cheesecloth at a fabric store "you mean batting?"

I really really try to remain polite in these cases. I close my eyes, count to five, and just repeat myself. "no... actually I meant a glass flip-top bottle." And then I offer a little unnecessary reasoning "for putting a liquid beverage in." I then never go to that store again.

I'm not even talking just store associates, who have a hard job I know. I asked a buddy of mine "how was your gig?"... silence... "didnt you have a gig on tuesday, bro?"

he answered.... "Me?"

I stopped talking to him and checked his facebook page. His gig on tuesday went well apparently.

*Sigh!* it will pass
I am not going to read through all the replies. I work in retail and can say that in my store that has over 100,000 items it is impossible for me to know all of them. Further you are asking for an item that has limited applications. I know what it is but a teenager who has no knowledge for homebrewing might not. Give it a break and shop where it is more likely that they: 1) carry the product. and 2) know it's use.

And quit bitching!!!!!

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:46 AM   #106
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You are entitled to your opinion. That is one of the many different things that the flag stands for. My view of old glory may be different than yours, but should you disrespect it? Should I give up my First Ammendment rights to allow yours? This convo is going to quickly turn into a political rant, which belongs in a different location.

We'll just agree that you guys think I'm an a55, and that I want things the way that I want them. And I have no problem being one to get those things. Especially when I am paying for them.

 
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I really do feel bad for the baggers at grocery stores and I go buy maybe a bag of stuff and they still have to ask if I want carry out service. I know its their job but it really should have a discretionary cluase of whom you ask.
I've wondered this, what is proper grocery store bagger tipping ettiquite? Around here, baggers do not get paid by the store, just by tips. Says so on their nametags. Do I need to tip you for bagging my milk? It only cost me 4 bucks and I carried it out, but you should get something right? I don't want to tip a quarter, but wouldn't a dollar be a bit much? Even if I buy $100 in groceries, I will only tip about $3. Its about 7 minutes of work to put my groceries in a bag and help me load them up into the car. I've seen some people give a $10, some nothing. I have a problem giving a bagger that much cash for 7 minutes of work, but is it offensive to get just a buck or two? I, myself, would find it offensive to recieve change as a tip, but thats just me and I'm an a55.

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:58 AM   #108
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When I dine out and receive horrible service, I say nothing. I simply leave zero tip and in some cases, never return to the establishment.

I've been dining out 2-3 times a week for many years and only stuck a waitress 2 times with 0 tip. Normally give 20% as long as my drink stays filled. Short shorts and cleavage typically yield an additional 5%.

Another reason why you should be nice (especially in food service) is because these folks are handling your food. It is absolutely true that folks spit in drinks and rub your food in their crotch and a$$ when people like you come around.

Be nice, life's too short to be angry all the time.
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I've wondered this, what is proper grocery store bagger tipping ettiquite? Around here, baggers do not get paid by the store, just by tips. Says so on their nametags. Do I need to tip you for bagging my milk? It only cost me 4 bucks and I carried it out, but you should get something right? I don't want to tip a quarter, but wouldn't a dollar be a bit much? Even if I buy $100 in groceries, I will only tip about $3. Its about 7 minutes of work to put my groceries in a bag and help me load them up into the car. I've seen some people give a $10, some nothing. I have a problem giving a bagger that much cash for 7 minutes of work, but is it offensive to get just a buck or two? I, myself, would find it offensive to recieve change as a tip, but thats just me and I'm an a55.
Tip? I have never tipped a bagger. The again, I shop at bargain stores who usually have no baggers.
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Tip? I have never tipped a bagger. The again, I shop at bargain stores who usually have no baggers.
Quite a few of the grocery stores in the counties in the down east area don't pay their baggers. Take a peek at a name tag you might be surprised.

 
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