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subego  (op)
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Nov 8, 2019, 09:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Tail in makes it a lot easier to see other cars coming down the lane when you're pulling out. Backing out of a slot is always a touch-and-go situation, especially in busy lots.

In other parking lot irritants...The [email protected]#^% F-150/Ram/Silverado truckyachts that extend three feet out into the lane because they're just.too.damned.big to fit into reality.
Yup... backing in is much safer than backing out.

In a big lot, I’ll avoid the problem by parking far away from the door.

The minor irritant then becomes my passengers, who behave as if a 200 foot walk is like the march through Egypt.
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Nov 8, 2019, 02:17 PM
 
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All green stars.
They did a server migration on us without advance warning. The new server was missing an image library, so I temp-fixed the broken image with green stars.

Fixed now. Though post caches might take time to cache up.
     
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Nov 9, 2019, 09:08 PM
 
About to use the public toilet to discover pee all over the seat...

These days I might as well carry a container of disposable wet wipes
     
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Nov 10, 2019, 01:51 PM
 
Almost as bad: someone recently used the public toilet, had a HUGE event, used almost all of the tissue, then failed to flush the thing. An inoperative "automatic flush" mechanism is not an excuse here.

Also ran: the "gent" who used the thing before me either has DTs, or it's so small there's no way for him to aim...or both.

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Nov 11, 2019, 09:25 AM
 
Discovered over the weekend that Kroger stores now charge a fee for using a card at their self-checkout stands. W. T. F??????
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Nov 11, 2019, 09:28 AM
 
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Kroger
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Kroger
Motion is seconded.
     
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Nov 11, 2019, 01:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
self-checkout stands
If we have not mentioned this then it needs to be said: self-checkouts suck. If businesses want me to use self-checkout, my rate is $45/hour. Free labor isn't free.
     
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Nov 11, 2019, 02:01 PM
 
But I'd pay $45/hr not to interact with a cashier, so it all evens out.
     
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Nov 11, 2019, 06:59 PM
 
When it comes down to it, for me it’s about not waiting.

My Kroger owned Mariano’s has 18 self checkout lanes. No way they hire 18 cashiers. They can’t even hire a stock boy.


That said, I do want to kick those machines in the virtual teeth. They’re programmed to be as annoying as possible.

I don’t think I’ve ever muttered “just shut the **** up” to a human cashier.
     
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Nov 11, 2019, 09:45 PM
 
There's no place to put things, no conveyor belt, and 9 times out of ten it's broken and you need a person to reset it or register a coupon anyhow. CVS hires a person to stand there and watch you use the self-checkout so you don't steal things. Maybe instead just have that person be a cashier?

Plus:

"remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. remove the item from the scanning area. "
     
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Nov 11, 2019, 10:57 PM
 
The self-checkouts at my Mariano’s (owned by Kroger) have the opposite phrasing. They’re all “please place the item in the bagging area” in an obnoxious, “hurry the **** up” tone. If it didn’t do that, I would have no complaints. They’re spacious enough for me, but I never get more than a basket’s worth of stuff.
     
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Nov 12, 2019, 06:54 PM
 
I'm ok with them and sometimes I do prefer them over a human.

What also slightly annoys me is the naming of law firms that uses the last names of 2-4 people instead of a normal naming scheme. For example, instead of Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Ford, we get stuff like Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear (Yes, I know Ford is also a surname but it is not a string of surnames and it is nowhere near as common as almost all law firms follow this weird naming scheme).
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It is common in businesses where all the value in the business is in the skill of the employees. You want to keep those employees any way you can, so you make them partners, put their name on the building, what they want. I have no connection to the legal profession, but I have friends in advertising companies. When the valuable employees decide that a certain company is no longer the place to work, they leave. Whatever new place they start at gets more business from the skill of the people who joined it, and now needs more people. The people who left begin to recruit their old coworkers, and suddenly it is a race out the door. All the value in the old company is gone overnight. I imagine that it is the same in law firms, where leaving lawyers might bring their clients to a new company.
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