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#5527 Oct 01 2018 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
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I distinctly remember as a small child thinking "Playdough = Potato". And taking a bite of white colored playdough. It tasted like salt. Slimy salt. Vaguely booger-ish in texture and flavor. Not mashed potatoes.

It's Christmas advertising season. I noticed the playdough and other slime funsets are all food related. There was one that was a tub about the size of a coolwhip container. Apparently you add water and the goop inside puffs up to look like some sort of snow-cone material, and you fish out little plastic toys.

And all of it is designed to smell like sweet food stuffs from what I can tell.
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#5528 Oct 01 2018 at 11:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you're not supposed to eat Playdoh then why are all the playsets food related?

I guess this counts as "food related"

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#5529 Oct 01 2018 at 12:55 PM Rating: Good
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So. How long have you all been eating poop?

Edited, Oct 1st 2018 2:56pm by TirithRR
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#5530 Oct 02 2018 at 8:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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I mean, poop is a stage of the eating process. Which leads to why are there so many toys dealing with poop? There's that dog that poops when you press the leash, and the Hasbro game where you're blindfolded and have to walk through basically a minefield.

Also poop is still censored.
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#5531 Oct 03 2018 at 10:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Happy October, I was grocery shopping and reminded that Christmas is just around the corner.
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#5532 Oct 03 2018 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wait, didn't we kill Christmas? I remember there was a war, and we were so insidiously powerful we were bound to win.
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#5533 Oct 03 2018 at 7:35 PM Rating: Good
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Wait, didn't we kill Christmas? I remember there was a war, and we were so insidiously powerful we were bound to win.

Pumpkin Spice rose from its ashes.
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#5534 Oct 04 2018 at 11:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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Maybe we're trying to catch up to Europe for that three hundred years we spent hating Christmas?
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#5535 Oct 10 2018 at 7:16 AM Rating: Good
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We have a new manager of our purchasing department at work. And he decided to tell everyone that we are not allowed to accept gifts (hats, shirts, etc.) and things like lunches from sales reps anymore.

Which is kind of BS in my opinion. I have good relationships with sales reps built up over the last 13 years. And when I place an order for 75,000$ worth of components and they want to stop by and talk to me over lunch about what I want them to keep stocked on their shelves for quick orders or what issues I have with some of their products... I don't see that as a conflict of interest or bribery or what ever this manager wants to say it is.
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#5536 Oct 10 2018 at 7:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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Keep a record of old sales, and when they start going down you can just bring it up and point out that the new policy is what is causing it.
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#5537 Oct 10 2018 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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Well, I spend money. I don't generate sales. So if my purchases drop then they just see less being spent on my monthly and yearly budgets and they love it. The value of the money I spend is hidden deep within the corporate structure and not visible to the purchasing department that just see a budget and a bunch of expenses.

This guy just seems to hate having a friendly relationship with suppliers. Says they lead to higher costs and people not being honest.

Meanwhile I just got back from another lunch from a sales rep as I placed another 50,000$ order over the last couple weeks. (Never fails with this guy. I place a big order, the next week he calls me up and asks if I want to go to lunch). Cause in the end the new purchasing manager has no real authority over me, and other than fostering resentment between departments, his policy change does nothing.
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#5538 Oct 16 2018 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Most companies set a policy for this sort of thing at the top level, not just the opinion of a manager for one particular group. And most sane policies allow for small things like lunches and swag-bag stuff. As long as the lunches aren't "fly you on a private jet to a resort for a weekend of partying with hookers and blow", and the swag-bag doesn't contain thousand dollar watches or something. Again though, that requires a bit of reasonable thought instead of what looks like knee-jerk reaction in this case.
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#5539 Oct 16 2018 at 4:29 PM Rating: Good
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We aren't supposed to keep "swag bag" type gifts from sales reps. Technically we are supposed to pool them to be raffled off at company picnic and holiday parties. But they don't enforce that with small things. I've got a couple hats (I don't wear hats..) A t-shirt or two, a small, fully articulating, model robot.

that one was a rule made long ago when people in purchasing would end up making all the purchases from large catalog companies like MSC or Grainger constantly, and then stock pile dozens of Shirts and Hats and other promotional items like pre-paid gift cards for themselves without telling people.
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#5540 Oct 17 2018 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
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The robot sounds neat.
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#5541 Oct 17 2018 at 9:40 AM Rating: Good
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The robot sounds neat.


Sex Robot or GTFO

Edited, Oct 17th 2018 8:43am by stupidmonkey
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#5542 Oct 22 2018 at 8:56 AM Rating: Good
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So a few years ago a woman in the area got a new cell phone with a number nearly identical to mine (two numbers swapped). Over the last few years I have received phone calls from schools looking for her children, from her children looking for their mother, from businesses looking for her, doctors trying to confirm appointments, etc. I know quite a bit about this woman's life and I never met her.

This weekend it escalated. I got a text from a man who apparently went to dinner with her. Luckily it did not contain anything graphic and the guy wasn't sending various pictures... but he contacted me twice before he accepted the fact that he had the wrong number. And I realize now this issue is escalating to potentially horrifying levels.
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#5543 Oct 22 2018 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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It's not really escalating if you're not helping. You should start sending Sex Robot Dick Pics to wrong numbers.

Edited, Oct 22nd 2018 1:21pm by lolgaxe
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#5544 Oct 31 2018 at 9:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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Things we would be talking about, if the forum wasn't dead: Today marks the 48th anniversary of the birth of our holy leader, Professor Stupidmonkey! All Hail!
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#5545 Oct 31 2018 at 9:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Huzzahs are in order!
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#5546 Oct 31 2018 at 10:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Huzzah!
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#5547 Nov 06 2018 at 10:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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The only thing worse than voting is working in a polling station and having kids wander into your office asking if they can watch cartoons with you.
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#5548 Nov 06 2018 at 12:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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1st world problems, eh, lolgaxe?
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#5549 Nov 06 2018 at 5:40 PM Rating: Good
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Anything interesting on your ballot proposals?

Here in MI...

1 - Legalized recreational marijuana
2 - A panel of 13 randomly selected registered voters to make voting districts
3 - Automatic and Same Day voter registration

I was a bit torn on 2...
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#5550 Nov 07 2018 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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Other peoples' kids are all world problems. Smiley: mad

Nothing particularly interesting. Cut maximum campaign contributions for candidates running for city office, create a civic engagement commission so we can have more things to vote on, and to apply term limits to community board members.
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#5551 Nov 07 2018 at 10:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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We passed a measure requiring more humane treatment for food animals; rejected borrowing money to update water storage and treatment (because who needs water, right?); passed a bill increasing housing for veterans and low-income families, which is a band-aid but maybe a good start; and another prop to fund housing and treatment for the mentally ill. Unfortunately that money is getting diverted from existing treatment programs.

We funded structural improvements for children's hospitals around the state, but told seniors and disabled people who want to sell their houses at a reduced tax rate to pound sand.

Mixed bag. Oh, and we have a new governor, who used to be married to DJT Jr's current squeeze. Funny old thing, life.
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