Sexism Won’t Clean Your Windows

Apr. 27th, 2017 09:00 pm
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Supermarket | Jerusalem, Israel

(A few years ago I worked in a supermarket putting together orders for people who do their shopping online. An older man stops me in the middle of the cleaning supply aisle. I’m female.)

Customer: “Where is the window cleaner?”

(I point him in the right direction and continue working. About a minute later, in a different aisle, the man approaches me, holding two different bottles of window cleaner.)

Customer: “Which is better?”

Me: “Honestly, I don’t know. I live with my parents and have never actually cleaned windows.”

Customer: “How can you not know? You’re a girl, aren’t you? You should know about cleaning supplies!”

Me: “…”

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Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!
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Title: Ready to Get Down
Source: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Music: Getting Ready to Get Down by Josh Ritter
Characters/Pairing: Mac and Dennis, Mac/Dennis
Summary: And when you get damned in the popular opinion, it's just another damn of the damns you're not giving
Warnings: none

streaming + download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3

An Expectation Disconnect

Apr. 27th, 2017 07:00 pm
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ISP | Petach Tikva, Israel

(At the ISP where I work, tech support is open 24/7 while other departments have “normal” working hours. This exchange happened at about 10 pm, after all the other departments have closed.)

Me: “[ISP]. This is [My Name] at your service.”

Customer: “My Internet isn’t working! Fix It!”

(The customer gives me the information to bring up his account.)

Me: “Sir, I see you haven’t paid us the past couple of months. That’s why your Internet has cut off. I’m afraid there’s nothing to be done except to speak to customer service tomorrow during their working hours.”

Customer: “And who exactly is going to pay for the twelve hours I’m disconnected until I can talk to them?!”

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Lost Without Any Maps

Apr. 27th, 2017 05:00 pm
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Bookstore | Edmonton, AB, Canada

Me: “Can I help you find anything?”

Customer: “I need an atlas without any maps.”

Me: *extremely puzzled* “Sorry, an atlas, which is a book of maps, without any maps in it?”

Customer: “Yes, do you have any?”

Me: “I don’t think so, but you’re in the section with all the atlases, so you’re free to look through them if you’d like.”

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Back in August, I submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for a bunch of films held by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). We looked at one yesterday from 1976 about nuclear extortion, and we’ll explore the others in the coming weeks. But there was one that I requested that the NNSA…

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
I'm starting to wonder if I don't have some deeply repressed fantasy where I'm a middle aged woman who participates in overly blunt job interviews.

New comic!
Today's News:

HEY BRITAIN! Soonish is available in the UK. We've used metric units, added the letter "U" after every "O" and as a courtesy, every book will be lightly dampened with cold rain.

Available for preorder!

It’s Four Against One

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:00 pm
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Movie Theater | MA, USA

(I’m working a busy shift and a couple comes over with some Pick’n’Mix from the candy area. While I am checking them out my manager (who is pregnant) comes over and says:)

Manager: “Excuse me, sir, I saw you eating the candy before you paid for it; you can’t do that!”

(He says sorry and my manager leaves. Once she does, his wife says:)

Wife: “Look, honey, now two pregnant women have yelled at you.”

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Posted by Jen

Ever see a cake so deliberately confusing that you're sure you're missing something obvious?
I mean, look at this thing:

Someone went through a massive amount of effort - different colors, squiggle techniques, flotsam arrangement - all to make a senseless, saggy clown volcano. Why? What does it mean?

 

Or how about this snapshot of prehistoric life found in a bakery window?

How I imagine this went down:

"Is that a bridge over all the dinosaurs?"

"Yeah. The Brooklyn Bridge."

".... are you sure?"

"100%"

 

And now, what appears to be candy corn, sandwiched between two half-rounds of plain cake, all smashed onto a bed of... pimento... brains?

Remember when balloons on cake was a thing? And flowers? Those were the days.

 

And finally, Susan found this under the heading (heh) "Naughty but Nice," so I assume it's NSFW... but I can't for the life of me figure out HOW:

Somebody get me a old priest, a young priest, and an anatomy book.

 

Thanks to Vanessa, Jacob B., Andrea P., & Susan C. for the world's naughtiest furry hockey stick.

*****

Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

Need To Sit Down For This Math

Apr. 27th, 2017 01:00 pm
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Movie Theater | Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

(I work at a large movie theater company and on this particular occasion, I am working Guest Services. This conversation takes place over the phone.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Movie Theater]. This is [My Name]. How may I help you?”

Guest: “Hi, um, I was wondering about the 7:40 showing of Mockingjay. Is it sold out or are there seats available?”

Me: “Well, that showing is in a larger movie house. So, we still have 516 seats left out of 520 seats.”

Guest: “Oh, um, okay. Are there enough seats for five of us to sit together?”

Me: “Uh… Yes, there are enough seats for five of you.”

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Trope Meme

Apr. 27th, 2017 07:20 am
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Comment with a fanfic trope and, if you'd like, a character/pairing, and I will tell you:
• how likely I am to write it
• Maybe a few lines of theoretical fic


Super-Couple Begins

Apr. 27th, 2017 12:14 am
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by

Batwoman did not believe in emotions, but Brianna Wayne in a way did. She regrets meeting the Boy Scout known as Superman not because he is a bad person but because he challenges everything she is determined not to feel. But then she also meets Clark Kent and things are about to get complicated. Toni has always march to a beat of her own drum. Steve Rogers is about to challenge everything she is and will be.

Words: 2064, Chapters: 1/16, Language: English

Series: Part 1 of Super-Couple Series

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Bakery | UK

(I am presenting a custom order cake to a mother for her son’s birthday.)

Mother: “Could I have it in pink?”

Me: “Did you order it in pink?”

Mother: “No, but it needs to be pink now.”

Me: “It would have to be remade, and you would still be charged for this one, as it has been completed to your specification.”

Mother: “Oh, but you don’t understand! My son just came out as a woman!”

Me: “That still doesn’t change the fact that you ordered this cake and have now changed your mind after it has been made.”

Mother: “Oh, but, couldn’t you show me some kindness? I’m trying to be supportive.

Me: “Okay, I’ll give you a large discount on this one, but you will still need to pay full price for the pink cake.”

Mother: “Oh, thank you.”

Me: “What time will you need the cake for?”

Mother: “Oh, literally now! I’m just heading over.

Me: “…”

(I eventually convinced her to get a generic “It’s A Girl” cake after wising her up to the fact that I can’t just magically pull a fully made cake out of my a**. Her daughter came into the bakery a week later to thank me. She found the cake hilarious.)

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An Attentive Attendant

Apr. 27th, 2017 01:00 am
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Department Store | Sydney, NSW, Australia

(I start ringing up my items at the self-serve checkout when I notice that the first couple of items aren’t showing a discount. I press the attendant’s button.)

Me: “Hi, could you take these items off please? I need to double check the price; I thought they were 2 for $10.”

Attendant: “Sure, just leave them up on top and ring up the rest of your items.”

Me: “Oh… okay” *I head back into the store*

(After checking the price and seeing I had the right brand I went back to the checkouts. I scan the items and press the attendant’s button.)

Me: “Sorry, but these are supposed to be 2 for $10.”

Attendant: “I’ll fix that for you.” *starts adjusting price*

Me: “Oh, you are actually taking my word for it and not checking. Thank you.”

Attendant: “Yeah, seeing that you went and checked for yourself instead of making me do it. It’s only $4; this multi-million dollar company isn’t going to miss it. Anyway, they’ve probably not discounted one flavour. It’s the not the first time.”

Me: “Yeah. One time I was buying a pair of discounted shoes and was told that the size I wanted wasn’t on sale.”

Attendant: “Yep, figures. They do it all the time.”

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Mid-April media: novella edition

Apr. 26th, 2017 08:12 pm
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Today I started reading the e-book of Every Heart a Doorway that Tor.com is offering for free until midnight Eastern. I hadn't read anything by Seanan McGuire before, despite many of your rave reviews, and the blurbs I'd seen for this book hadn't grabbed me. Well, it turns out that all anyone needed to have said was spoiler? it's mentioned in chapter 1 ) and I'd've been on this much faster!

More on that: ) *cough* Up my alley, even though it's only a small part of the story.

I'm enjoying general themes and a couple of characterization points ). The prose could be tighter, but I guess it's YA? Whatever: it's working, because I'm already two-thirds of the way through.

For me it's the happy medium between the grotesquerie of Catherynne Valente's Deathless and the -- what's the word for when you need more tension? -- uneventful, I guess, utopia of Becky Chambers' The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet; but that's a subject for a more intensive post that I do not have the brain cells to write these days.

Dressing Down Potential Theft

Apr. 26th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Department Store | USA

(I am at the register for my morning shift when a woman walks up with a dress, holding it up.)

Customer: “Should I purchase this?”

Me: “Ma’am, you can purchase anything you desire under limitations to our policy.”

Customer: “Oh, all right, then.”

(The customer stands there, thinking. Finally, she walks off. A few minutes later, the alarm goes off by the door for items that haven’t been purchased.)

Customer #2: “Did that woman decide to not purchase the item?”

Me: “I think so.”

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Craft Store | Ft. Worth, TX, USA

(A craft store I frequent is notorious for long lines. This incident finally showed me why.)

Cashier: “Ma’am. The discount was applied. It is 40% off one item at full price.”

Customer: “No! You’re cheating me! You didn’t do it right! I should only pay 50 cents!”

Cashier: “The item was $1.00. 40% off of $1.00 is 40 cents. You would only pay 50 cents if it was a 50% off coupon, which we do not have.”

Customer: “F*** you! You’re just stealing from a hard working mother. And what’s this extra money you’re charging me?”

Cashier: “That’s the sales tax, ma’am. It’s applied to every purchase, wherever you go in Texas.”

Customer: “Tax? I never have to pay tax. And now you’re taking money from me! How am I going to buy milk for my kids?”

Customer #2: “Lady… are you seriously arguing about 13 cents? If it’s that big of a deal, I’ll give it to you. And if you really care about your kids, you wouldn’t waste your money on a bubble wand. You’d buy your kids the milk first.”

Customer: “It’s the principle! I should only pay 50 cents on—”

Customer #2: “No. You are not only a terrible parent, but fail at math. 40% off a dollar is 40 cents. Not a single penny more. 50% is 50 cents off of a buck. Coupons here only go as high as 40%. Quit holding up the line, pay for your item, and get the h*** out of the store. And don’t help your kids with their homework. We don’t need more of you in our lines.”

(The first customer ended up swearing and holding up the line even more, but Customer #2 seemed pretty content after that. He’s probably dealt with customers like her before.)

Related:
They Are In The Lower Percentile, Part 2
They Are In The Lower Percentile

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Downward Dog Video

Apr. 26th, 2017 03:22 pm
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As my icons show, I'm a dog lover. This 12-minute video features an adorable mutt named Martin. He's played by a ~40 pound hound mix with expressive ears named Sadie. The video comprises seven brief episodes on topics of deep concern to Martin, including: Friendship, Walking, Driving and One Good Thing. The voice you hear is Martin's; the video's creators expertly manipulate the dog's mouth so I totally buy he's saying those things. To prove that the world is upside down, this web series is being transformed into an actual TV show on ABC (US) in May.
video includes dog illness, but no death )

DRAFT

Apr. 26th, 2017 01:47 pm
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It is a good day, because I had pie, and also finished a 36,000 word draft of my exegesis. It's like, now I have the marble and I can start sculpting. After I type up seven or eight pages of works cited, I guess...

WHEE

They See Me Co-rolling, They Hatin’

Apr. 26th, 2017 07:00 pm
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Gas Station | Atlanta, GA, USA

(A customer pulls up in an early-’80s Toyota Corolla. It’s a beautiful car to an enthusiast, so I just have to compliment it.)

Me: “I love your car!”

Customer: “Go to h***.”

Me: “Oh, no, I’m sorry! I didn’t mean that sarcastically at all. I have a soft spot for classic Japanese cars, and yours is in great condition for its age. Are you the original owner?”

Customer: “Okay, it’s not funny! Just shut the f— up and let me pump.”

(Another customer pulls up a few seconds later and also compliments the car. The first customer flips him off and drives away in a hurry.)

Customer #2: “It’s sad when they don’t know what they have.”

Me: “Yeah, it definitely is.”

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