im watching troy bc i needed a background movie and its on netflix
its a good choice of background movie imo
se ti saber, ti responder
se non saber, tazir, tazir
We need to figure out (or someone needs to introduce me to..) a good alternative to Facebook Events ASAP.
I briefly reactivated my FB account (because reasons) and stumbled across a public lecture about Thomas Sankara, and an event put on by the Chilean embassy about Project Cybersyn. And it's an absolute crime that Facebook is the only way to discover these.
wife is watching Grimm so I ask y'all instead of interrupting her:
...is part of the allure of this show how badly people mangle the German words?
restaurant work Show more
i served for a good while, kayelin bartends, hosts, trains, does to go, serves, and has done prep and line for years, i very intimately understand restaurant work
heres the secret: it works best when you respect other positions, stay the hell out of their way and off their shit, give your managers proper hell, and best off PULL YOUR OWN FUCKING WEIGHT
if you cant handle it, get the fuck out and go to a slower place
restaurant work Show more
if you work in a restaurant and shit talk other positions bc youre lazy or just want to complain, youre part of the problem
"look at this mess of dishes, the bus boy didnt do his job and just left like a sack of shit"
he was probably cut and thats beyond his control? dickhead
whats worse is i can hear you bc youre screaming it from behind the bar
get off your ass and take them back there yourself
the way they make money off it is two fold: they buy their oil in bulk and so they dont pay retail for it like you do, while still charging retail price on your end; and they also do those fun little complimentary things i mentioned earlier to find other things wrong so they can get more business out of you same day or sometime soon
its everything BUT the oil change you can save on doing yourself in my experience, and ive dealt with a lot of shitty cars and car work in my life (i only buy used)
speaking of which: theres this fun saying that goes around regarding working on your own car, that changing the oil yourself saves you money
ive only ever been able to save myself the service fee of $10 at most places doing it myself, bc its so routine they charge jackshit for it and know its not hard to do so they dont wanna lose the business
in fact, most places usually have coupons (oh, look!: https://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/offers/offer-detail/lof1-1801) that make the cost down to retail for parts alone (oil and filter)
most of the time your tires dont need rotated, and so this coupon is literally charging you $10 to do a bunch of free shit when you could find a legitimate reason to get work done and have it all done anyway
the point of that coupon is to find a problem they can then try to force you to fix the same day so they can charge you even more, and probably more than what the repair is worth if you cant already do it yourself
last, but not least:
"$9.99 car care package, services include: complete vehicle inspection, tire rotation, tire inspection, washer fluid top off, adjust tire pressure, battery check"
the only thing worth a damn in this one is the tire rotation, which is free with most tire/wheel/brake work, and the vehicle inspection, which is complimentary at a lot of garages with any work done
the rest is all usually complimentary or free everywhere else
my fav worst coupons from firestone:
"free battery check"
something you can get done at any auto parts store, also for free
"free code scan"
masto meta, abuse, memes Show more
already had my first truly negative encounter on mastodon yesterday, truly negative in the sense that its not just a heated disagreement but literal garbage
but it took months for it to occur, and when challenged the person stopped
SO much better than birb, bc the shittiness is contained on what instances allow it and even then theyre still pretty much walking on glass in case they might get banned there
the federation works!
police, driving Show more
damn city cop almost ran me off the road
he waited until i was turning off a one lane avenue with no turning lane, laid on the gas when my blinker went on, and came inches from rear ending or sideswiping me
i was about to lay on the horn until i looked and saw it was a cop and was just astounded
if i did that, id have gotten pulled over
i think he had an arrested suspect in his car bc of something up the road but thats no excuse bc they already caught the fucking guy
youre so smug about it too, but i think thats more an aside of being a business person than an australian
like chill the fuck out, most americans do actually know geography for other white folk as shitty as that sounds, and we have access to this thing called google if theres ever doubt, and believe you me we use it
im not staying at work past my hours or coming in early just to reach you, just as you wouldnt me
email me back during your business hours and arrange something, or dont, idc
australian business people, why do you feel the need to remind this yank we are on different sides of the globe? im well aware, this is why my reaches will NEVER be during your business hours
i typically shoot for just before or after when they are out of alignment of mine, and for australians its usually im calling at my 4pm to their 7-8am
however i can close deals via email so i dont see the fuss, and if your listed number isnt a business line, you input it on a marketing form, not my fault
racism, ugandan knuckles Show more
that elsewhere is the existing perception of the african continent and the peoples of those lands, and the languages they speak in turn
thats just one facet of how its incredibly fucked up, past the feigning of a horrible ugandan english accent
this is just the 2018 equivalent of the habbo hotel raids from 2006 and into the following years (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriotic_Nigras#Habbo_Hotel)
dont even pretend, like what the fuck
racism, ugandan knuckles Show more
gonna be that person for a minute:
why are there people defending the ugandan knuckles meme against accusations of racism? its INCREDIBLY racist
"who killed captain alex?" is even set in uganda, where not a single language uses click consonants (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Uganda, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_consonant#Languages_with_clicks), but the stereotype of african languages predominately containing clicks is the forefront of the meme in performance today on all platforms, meaning it came from elsewhere