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Old 04-16-2019, 05:54 PM   #5201
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Thatís the beauty of songwriting, it doesnít have to be odd to be great.
In any regard, thereís a huge world of music out there. If one spends any time at all listening to it, theyíll quickly stop identifying the quality as directly dependant on its variance.
Beautiful post. Lots of indie music fans and artists could learn a thing or two from that last line. Very well written.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:14 PM   #5202
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TD Insurance's hold times GMG. There's nothing about this experience that isn't grating. And always the same exact hold music, repeated on a loop! Pretty sure this tune is going to eventually trigger me to black out and murder a bunch of people.
Do you have insurance for that?
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:42 PM   #5203
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That sample though.

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Old 04-17-2019, 01:24 PM   #5204
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Walmart and their prompts on the self check out can eff right off.

I have never stolen anything but getting warned twice not to steal anything makes me want to start stealing.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:13 PM   #5205
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Walmart and their prompts on the self check out can eff right off.

I have never stolen anything but getting warned twice not to steal anything makes me want to start stealing.
This is new to me, last time I used the self checkout I did not notice anything. What is the prompt?

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Those stores that charge for bags now. Cannot remember which one it was but the prompt at the end of the transaction was not 'how many bags did you use' but was worded 'how many bags do you wish to purchase'. I do not want to purchase any, it's your stupid policy that makes people buy them. So I always enter '0' at that store as I feel it's an honest answer to their question.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:15 PM   #5206
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Sports media and the changing narrative at playoff time. The narrative changes based solely upon who won the last game and is usually not indicative of a series. So much knee-jerk reporting seeking to pander.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:20 PM   #5207
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Not really a gear grinder, but the ripped jeans the kids these days are getting a little out of hand. Some of these kids may as well just wear shorts. /oldmanrant

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Old 04-17-2019, 04:22 PM   #5208
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This is new to me, last time I used the self checkout I did not notice anything. What is the prompt?

Related note:
Those stores that charge for bags now. Cannot remember which one it was but the prompt at the end of the transaction was not 'how many bags did you use' but was worded 'how many bags do you wish to purchase'. I do not want to purchase any, it's your stupid policy that makes people buy them. So I always enter '0' at that store as I feel it's an honest answer to their question.
So you're stealing, no wonder Walmart needs so many prompts about it.
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Not really a gear grinder, but the ripped jeans the kids these days are getting a little out of hand. Some of these kids may as well just wear shorts. /oldmanrant

Oh it's my office jeans.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:36 PM   #5210
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:50 PM   #5211
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This is new to me, last time I used the self checkout I did not notice anything. What is the prompt?

Related note:
Those stores that charge for bags now. Cannot remember which one it was but the prompt at the end of the transaction was not 'how many bags did you use' but was worded 'how many bags do you wish to purchase'. I do not want to purchase any, it's your stupid policy that makes people buy them. So I always enter '0' at that store as I feel it's an honest answer to their question.
It just started about a week ago at my local Walmart. When you use a self checkout it doesnít let you begin scanning until you agree to this big threatening paragraph saying youíre being recorded and promise not to steal anything.

Then before you pay another warning comes up and makes you confirm youíve scanned all your items and didnít steal anything. There may even be an audio prompt that plays too.

Itís super ####ing annoying.
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Yeah I noticed that for the first time last week too Cecil, at the Walmart in Fort Saskatchewan. Just shook my head. Like a prompt is going to stop people from stealing
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:54 PM   #5213
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Just another reason to avoid the soul-sapping hell that is Walmart.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:39 PM   #5215
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Not really a gear grinder, but the ripped jeans the kids these days are getting a little out of hand. Some of these kids may as well just wear shorts. /oldmanrant

Nm
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:12 PM   #5216
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It grinds me to see able bodied adults watch a cashier at the grocery store scan all their items and then wait and watch after scanning as the cashier then bags their groceries too after scanning every item. This is especially applicable when a customer's reusable bags are being used.

Bitch do you have arms? If you're not a T-Rex then bag the groceries yourself with those bags you brought with you and just laid out for the cashier and save everybody 5 mins. Nope, instead just go on your phone or just stand there looking around like a walrus.

I am not referring to little old ladies, or someone with an infant in their arms. I'm referring to the vast madority of customers who are capable of this task.

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Old 04-17-2019, 10:19 PM   #5217
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If I wanted to bag my own groceries I'd go to Superstore like some schlub.
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It grinds me to see able bodied adults watch a cashier at the grocery store scan all their items and then wait and watch after scanning as the cashier then bags their groceries too after scanning every item. This is especially applicable when a customer's reusable bags are being used.

Bitch do you have arms? If you're not a T-Rex then bag the groceries yourself with those bags you brought with you and just laid out for the cashier and save everybody 5 mins. Nope, instead just go on your phone or just stand there looking around like a walrus.

I am not referring to little old ladies, or someone with an infant in their arms. I'm referring to the vast madority of customers who are capable of this task.
What store do you shop at? I've been doing my own grocery shopping for 25 years, and as far as I know, there are only two types of places - the ones that roll your stuff down a lane for you to bag yourself, or the ones where the cashier scans it and bags it for you, sometimes setting aside bread or eggs for special placement.

The bag-for-you places aren't even close to designed for me to snatch the lettuce out of the cashier's hands to bag myself. It would be downright awkward to even attempt. What the hell are you even on about? Your rants are so weird.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:43 PM   #5219
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It grinds me to see able bodied adults watch a cashier at the grocery store scan all their items and then wait and watch after scanning as the cashier then bags their groceries too after scanning every item. This is especially applicable when a customer's reusable bags are being used.

Bitch do you have arms? If you're not a T-Rex then bag the groceries yourself with those bags you brought with you and just laid out for the cashier and save everybody 5 mins. Nope, instead just go on your phone or just stand there looking around like a walrus.

I am not referring to little old ladies, or someone with an infant in their arms. I'm referring to the vast madority of customers who are capable of this task.
You let the employee scan your items? Sheesh. Some people are so lazy. I walk around the register and scan that #### myself.

Sometimes Iíll even help the next few customers in line to give the cashier a break.
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Sometimes Iíll even help the next few customers in line to give the cashier a break.
Don't let it stop there! I've started wandering into the kitchen at restaurants to grab my own meals after the chef plates them too.

Sometimes if I feel that's not enough I'll just go back there and cook my own steak.
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