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Kyle

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GopherM

Darwin was right
So I am at Walmart scanning and bagging my almost $300 worth of groceries while the employee "monitors" me and then this happened.
Her - why are you double bagging all of your groceries?
Me - excuse me?
Her - you are wasting our bags!
Me - if you don't like the way I'm bagging the groceries, feel free to come on over here and bag them yourself.
Her - that's not my job!
Me - okay, then I will bag my groceries how I please if that's all right with you.
Her - why are you using two bags?!
Me - because the bags are weak and I don't want the handles to break or the bottoms to rip out.
Her - well that's because you are putting too much stuff in the bag. If you took half of that stuff out and put it in a different bag then you wouldn't need to double bag.
*10 seconds of me just staring at her.
Me - so you want me to split these items in half and put half of them in a different bag so that I don't have to double bag.
Her - exactly.
Me - so I would still be using two bags to hold the same number of items.
Her - no because you wouldn't be double bagging.
*me pressing two fingers to my left eye in an attempt to make it stop twitching.
Me - okay so here I have a jug of milk and a bottle of juice double bagged. If I take the milk out and remove the double bagging and just put the milk in the single bag and the juice in that single bag I'm still using two bags for these two items.
Her- no because you are not double bagging them so it's not the same number of bags.
*me looking around at about 10 other customers who at this point are enjoying the show.
Me- is this like that Common Core math stuff I keep hearing about?
Her- never mind you just don't get it.
And with that, she went back to her little Podium so she could continue texting or playing games on her phone or whatever it was she was doing before she decided to come over and critique my bagging skills
 

Kyle

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Last week, we took some friends out to a new restaurant, and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little strange.

When the waiter brought our water and cutlery, I noticed he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets.

When the waiter came back to serve our soup I asked, "Why the spoon?" "Well, "he explained, "the restaurant’s owners hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all our processes. After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped piece of cutlery. It represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our staff are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift."

As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he was able to replace it with his spare. "I’ll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now." I was impressed.

I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter’s zip on his trousers. Looking around, I noticed that all the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies. So before he walked off, I asked the waiter, "Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?"

"Oh, certainly!" Then he lowered his voice. "Not everyone is so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also found out that we can save time in the rest-room. By tying this string to the tip of you know what, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the rest-room by 76.39 per cent."

I asked "After you get it out, how do you put it back?"

"Well," he whispered, "I don’t know about the others, but I use the spoon."
 

GregV814

Well-Known Member
Here's a true spoon story. Probably most of you have never heard it.

About a year or two ago, I attended a viewing of a woman who died. It was a very sad, tearful event because she was a well-loved woman that lived in Calvert her whole life.
I couldn't help but notice that clutched in her hands was a spoon.

I asked her husband the reason for that. He smiled and told me that based on long forgotten lore, Pastors, Reverends, Preachers spoke of life as "dinner" . The afterlife was to be in God's presence, like dessert! So, life is dinner, Heaven is better things to come, "dessert". Well, from that, it was common to be laid to rest with a spoon, ready for dessert.
 

GopherM

Darwin was right
Here's a true spoon story. Probably most of you have never heard it.

About a year or two ago, I attended a viewing of a woman who died. It was a very sad, tearful event because she was a well-loved woman that lived in Calvert her whole life.
I couldn't help but notice that clutched in her hands was a spoon.

I asked her husband the reason for that. He smiled and told me that based on long forgotten lore, Pastors, Reverends, Preachers spoke of life as "dinner" . The afterlife was to be in God's presence, like dessert! So, life is dinner, Heaven is better things to come, "dessert". Well, from that, it was common to be laid to rest with a spoon, ready for dessert.
My Dad was a lifelong mechanic building dirt track cars, repairing cars, lawnmowers, and anything else he could get a tool on. When he died we had him laid to rest in his coffin with a wrench in his hands. He was ready to get back to work when he made is final trip.
 
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