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Back?

I think the main thing to conclude from this is that they're having trouble turning a profit with their current business model.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-17-13 11:17 PM
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And by "they" I mean whoever owns OkCupid, which I was apparently correct in thinking was Match.com, not that you'd know it from looking at the site itself.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-17-13 11:20 PM
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Yes, back. There was a similar thing briefly several years ago. It was even discussed on this here webbboard.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-17-13 11:25 PM
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Huh.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-17-13 11:26 PM
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See?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-17-13 11:31 PM
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Ha, I just went looking through the archives to find it and was just coming back to link the original post.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-17-13 11:35 PM
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I see that I even commented in those threads.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-17-13 11:36 PM
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dating fucking is an autonomous practice, not simply in that it does not have its end outside itself (in, for instance, the surcease of dating fucking in some form of stable long-term partnership)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 4:14 AM
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8 being the highlight of the results from substituting "fuck" for "date/dat" throughout the piece.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 4:16 AM
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Someone is requesting a blind date at the grocery store I work at. I'm a bit confused about the mechanics of a grocery store date.


Posted by: Light Rail Tycoon | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 5:00 AM
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I'm a bit confused about the mechanics of a grocery store date.

Do they sell condoms in the grooming products aisle?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 5:04 AM
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No, we're a small grocery store that specializes in local foods, we don't sell anything abut food, really.


Posted by: Light Rail Tycoon | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 5:23 AM
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10: I'm a bit confused about the mechanics of requesting a blind date. If they're asking you out, or asking you to ask them out, it's not a blind date. Unless one of the people involved is blind, I guess. So someone, known only to you as someone at the grocery store, is asking you to set them up with someone? That's a big favor to ask a near-stranger. Or are they planning on having a blind date with a third party, and planning on doing it at a grocery store? I know the first date is supposed to be low-key, but I think that's taking it too far.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 6:38 AM
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I'm a bit confused about the mechanics of a grocery store date.

Maybe we can find something in the produce aisle for a demonstration.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 6:58 AM
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One of my offspring recently reported that "Foodie Friday" at the Giant Eagle Market District in Columbus was a thing*, and one which could conceivably be a date (or at least a part of a date). Although from the description it seemed more like happy hour where one would go to look for "dates."

*You pay $x and can sample various wine, beer and foods.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:04 AM
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Which Giant Eagle in Columbus got Market-Districted?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:07 AM
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16: The internet says Upper Arlington.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:12 AM
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I used to park-and-ride from a lot on the other side of that shopping area.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:15 AM
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the best baprt is that as soon as you submit the feedback form you can tell everyone that you scored on your first date.

The system would provide more information if they used the ELO ranking system (used by the international chess federation and Facebook Scrabble, among other places). If you get a higher score than your date that counts as a win, and your rank is adjusted by an amount depending on your past rank and your date's past rank. Might create a moral hazard problem though . . .


Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:27 AM
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One of my offspring recently reported that "Foodie Friday" at the Giant Eagle Market District in Columbus was a thing

Columbus has an entire district of giant eagle markets? Has dsquared been informed? ("Roy's is the best for an entry-level giant eagle, but if you're looking to buy something a bit bigger with lower wing loading and the ability to lift a toddler and the pram at once, it has to be Davis & Marachuk. They've got a better range and very helpful staff.")


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:28 AM
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When the Big Bear chain failed and Giant Eagle bought them out, I really hope the headline writers got in a good joke or two. I wasn't in town at the time, so I don't know.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:31 AM
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Has dsquared been informed?

Nah, they're purists. They only do Giant Eagles, not eagle owls.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:33 AM
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One of my offspring recently reported that "Foodie Friday" at the Giant Eagle Market District in Columbus was a thing

When I lived in Cleveland I was completely taken by surprise by what a jumpin joint Whole Foods was on Friday nights.

Like a singles bar with wholesome organic food.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:43 AM
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21: I lived through that, but I don't remember the headlines. I feel like I've failed you, Moby.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:51 AM
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When the Big Bear chain failed and Giant Eagle bought them out, I really hope the headline writers got in a good joke or two.

Do all supermarket chains in the Midwest have to have names like that? I feel we are losing out with our boring "Tesco" and "Waitrose" and "Sainsburys" when we could be shopping at Huge Squid and Gargantuan Badger and Monolithic Polecat.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 8:01 AM
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Heh. I would definitely shop at Gargantuan Badger.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 8:04 AM
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There's Food Lion and Giant, but that's about all I can think of that might be related. There may be others. For example, I'm not sure what a Hy-Vee is.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 8:05 AM
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I'm going to start a chain called "800 Pound Gorilla". Fuck zoning, I can build them wherever I want.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 8:09 AM
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I'm a bit confused about the mechanics of a grocery store date.

"We strode down the open corridors together in our solitary fancy tasting artichokes, possessing every frozen delicacy, and never passing the cashier."


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 8:10 AM
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And H. E. Butt's.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:01 AM
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Hy-Vee sounds like a sanitary product from the 50s.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:04 AM
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You're mocking an employee-owned company, capitalist.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:07 AM
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Haha, stupid proles with their sanitary napkins and unwieldy safety pins.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:09 AM
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Looking at the Wikipedia list: Jungle Jim's, King Kullen, another Lion, Red Owl, and of course Piggly Wiggly.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:12 AM
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There's also "Food 4 Less," which shouldn't be confused with the pro-starvation advocacy group "Food 4 Fewer."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:20 AM
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I thought "Giant Eagle" was the most ridiculous name for a store when I went to Pittsburgh for the first time. (because it is the most ridiculous name for a store)

especially after having driven through rural central PA where everything was named after Eagle this or Bald Eagle that, including "Bald Eagle Nittany High School" and "Bald Eagle State Park". Then you approach Pittsburgh and high on a promontory, in Murraysville or somewhere, is a huge store called "GIANT EAGLE".


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:23 AM
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We've already got one Aldi and are getting a second in a few months, if that makes you feel better.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:25 AM
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34 sounds unnervingly like the list of names of British Cold War weapon systems (Red Beard, Violet Club, Green Bamboo, Sea Slug etc).


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 9:47 AM
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A not insignificant number of people around here refer to this grocery store as The Hairy Teeter.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 10:07 AM
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We used to do that. I wonder if anybody calls makes Pubic jokes about Publix?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 10:19 AM
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Have I missed the thread in which an announcement was made concerning final Unfoggedecacon arrangements was made?


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 12:01 PM
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Heebie already told everyone who's actually invited. Sorry.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 12:09 PM
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I was a little hurt, but I've accepted her determinations.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 12:11 PM
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You booked the grotto, right Halford?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 12:15 PM
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Yep. Lube's on y'all.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 12:28 PM
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That's usually how it works, no?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 12:29 PM
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Yes, yes! This weekend...I'll post something determinate. Haven't I displayed enough self-pity this past week to be let off the hook?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 12:30 PM
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It's kind of hard not to refer to public as pubix. St. Louis has Schnucks (and, I presume, a not terribly large number of Yiddish speakers)


Posted by: Fluxus12 | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 2:25 PM
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47: Absolutely!


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 4:14 PM
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I was going to say that we need to have Nosflow test out this app, but I see that the thread from 4 years ago actually involved a number of commenters reporting on their experiences.

I'll confess to being a bit curious. Probably not curious enough to turn my OKC profile back on and sign up, but maybe.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 4:53 PM
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36: I thought "Giant Eagle" was the most ridiculous name for a store when I went to Pittsburgh for the first time.

No clue on what motivated the "Eagle" part. Three of the five founders started an "Eagle Grocery" in Pittsburgh in the 1910s. Later sold that to Kroger, but a few years later (early '30s) started another chain in the early '30s and named it Giant Eagle.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 5:51 PM
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One way or the other, they were determined to spread Eagle all across the land.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 6:43 PM
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You are evidently a bit out of practice.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 6:50 PM
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You have to graduate before you can practice.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-18-13 7:44 PM
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No clue on what motivated the "Eagle" part. Three of the five founders started an "Eagle Grocery" in Pittsburgh in the 1910s. Later sold that to Kroger, but a few years later (early '30s) started another chain in the early '30s and named it Giant Eagle.

I suspect it's from when supermarkets were just starting to move to bigger, more outlying locations, because that seems to be how Giant Food (unrelated to Giant Eagle) took its name, also in the 30's.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 8:22 AM
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The Hairy Teeter

I more often hear "Hairy Titties".


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 8:25 AM
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This week's winning first-world problem:

Lori Olsen Arnholy, from Wooster, Ohio, said on Facebook her family regularly eats at Subway and decided to measure their sandwiches to see for themselves. She said she bought six footlong subs Monday and four of them were just 11 inches long.

"I always thought I was always getting 12" subs ... I do smell a lawsuit," she said.

Some customers vowed to never eat at the restaurant again.

The picture accompanying the article shows their mistake, though. Everybody knows you're supposed to start measuring at the sandwich taint.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 8:31 AM
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Why is "Eagle" strange? It's the national bird.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 8:37 AM
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56: If that bothers you, wear a shirt when you go grocery shopping.


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57: Continuing that story:
"I will NEVER buy anything from Subway now. Ever," posted Marius Andre Stensaker a guy whose friends think he is a total fucking moron .
Danielle Neal A woman whose co-workers can't stand said, "I feel like you've straight-out lied to costumers. I don't care if it's just an inch, it's the moral of the matter that concerns me."

Subway said in a statement Thursday the size of the bread can vary when it's not baked to the company's exact specifications. "We are reinforcing our policies and procedures in an effort to ensure our offerings are always consistent no matter which Subway restaurant you visit," the statement said.
Right, because the main problem with your product is that it isn't consistently crap enough. I know, I know, it's Subway and random assholes on Facebook and I am debasing myself by even deigning to mock. But this kind of thing is at the root of why we can't have nice things, and it will ultimately destroy mankind by ones means or another.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:03 AM
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The grossest thing at Subway is the veggie patty. It's a 6"x3" rectangular Gardenburger-style patty that nobody ever orders, so it just sits in the freezer getting nastier. If you do actually make the mistake of ordering it, they nuke until it's lukewarm and slimy, and then plop it on top of a veggie sub.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:11 AM
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Snarkout and rfts once pointed out how subway sandwiches are covered in slime, and that has repulsed me ever since. I think I was already repulsed but hadn't put my finger on it.


Posted by: Heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:23 AM
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Subway was better when they cut the trench into the bread instead of slicing it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:36 AM
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Also before you could compare it to Quiznos, which cooks the slime off.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:43 AM
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64. I think I'd prefer to be confident that there was no slime in the first place - unless I'm ordering a escargot sandwich.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:52 AM
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When you are dealing with cured meats and low budgets, you have to be flexible.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 10:04 AM
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On the OP, I just noticed that the CBD system invites one to *pay* to report, or at least report positively, on one's date. I'm astonished.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 11:05 AM
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Snarkout and rfts once pointed out how subway sandwiches are covered in slime

How's that? Never seemed like it to me.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:04 PM
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Saiselgy's take on the Subway thing focuses on the idea that the lack of quality control implied by the company's explanation is pretty damning in that it implies that the world's largest fast-food chain can't maintain a consistent product, which is one of the main advantages of a big restaurant chain. I think that's true in a sense but also kind of missing the point, which is that Subway became the world's largest chain partly by going into much smaller markets than the other chains, and in those small labor pools getting competent staff and enforcing corporate standards is going to be very difficult. Plus, it's kind of inherently hard to maintain consistent QC with that many locations to supervise.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:22 PM
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Fuck the fucking hyper-consistent product--this finding increases my desire to eat at Subway. (Not above a threshold where I'm likely to go there, admittedly.)

and in those small labor pools getting competent staff

Are you actually claiming that getting staff with the competence to work at a Subway counter is harder in a "small labor pool" than other places?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:30 PM
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Yeah, I haven't really noticed slime on Subway sandwiches, except certain sauces/dressings. Quiznos has always seemed extra greasy to me.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:37 PM
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Are you actually claiming that getting staff with the competence to work at a Subway counter is harder in a "small labor pool" than other places?

Yes. Obviously that's a low bar, and most of the time they'll be able to find people who meet it, but it seems trivially true to me that it'll be harder to find people at any level of competence in a town of 5000 people than in one of 50,000.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:38 PM
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And I've certainly been to Subways in small towns where the staff didn't seem very competent.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:39 PM
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The only Subway I've eaten in repeatedly is near my inlaws in the smallest of small towns, and I have frequently had to restrain myself from leaping across the counter and making my own damn sandwich before I got old and died. So what teo said.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:47 PM
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You're both wrong.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:56 PM
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So how often have you gotten old and died, then?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:56 PM
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Zero so far.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 6:58 PM
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75: I mean you both might also be right but, it seems trivially true to me that it'll be harder to find people at any level of competence in a town of 5000 people than in one of 50,000 and can actually be lured to work behind the counter of Subway removes the triviality of teo's assertion.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:00 PM
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And not everybody gets to die on a boat.

... or in Wisconsin.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:01 PM
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dot com


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:01 PM
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I expect someone has said this already, but Subway, for all of its problems, is a lifesaver for a vegetarian driving across the country, especially a vegetarian driving across the country not on interstate highways. That said, I'm careful to order my 6-inch veggie sub (which, yes, sometimes appears to be closer to 5 inches!) without slime of any kind.


Posted by: von wafer | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:01 PM
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"Hold the slime!" I say, adding, "The open road beckons!" And then I limp back to my Volare.


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78: If I'm understanding you correctly, I don't think it does, actually. Excluding people who have better options than Subway just makes the labor pool even smaller.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:03 PM
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Not even mayonnaise?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:03 PM
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74: I have frequently had to restrain myself from leaping across the counter and making my own damn sandwich

You're not qualified to do that, because you might put too much tomato or too much lettuce or black olives or whatever you want on your sandwich. You can't do that: there are rules, man. Really, the Subway employees have to abide by rules.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:07 PM
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Anyway, obviously complaining about the length of the sandwiches is dumb, and I actually have nothing against Subway or their charmingly incompetent staff.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:08 PM
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wafer is right in 81, also.


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Why would Subway care too much about the length of bread? It seems entirely possible they are super aggressive on some aspects of quality control they care about, and pretty slack on others.

Also I had thought the idea about minimum wage fast food joints was to design systems so even the least competent could do them. (Of course this is a bit naive and kinda antiworker. The hidden knowledge of fast food workers is totes a brilliant idea for someone else's workerist-updating book.)


Posted by: Keir | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:17 PM
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I'm actually thinking that the "incompetence" that probably matters for bread length would be more at the franchise manager level than the counter staff.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:21 PM
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I can't believe that you sheeple are willing to accept this is a cock-up rather than a conspiracy. FOOLS, THEY'RE STEALING FROM YOU!


Posted by: von wafer | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:25 PM
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I'm with von Wafer. If I'm paying for six inches, I want my goddamn six inches.

One thing I really liked about Germany was how drinks were always served in glasses with lines etched in them that marked a certain volume; you could see you were getting your euro's worth. (Obviously this presumes some degree of trust in the reliability of the glassware, but since that would require the bar make a real investment in buying misleadingly marked ones, and would be a lot easier to spot-check, it's hard to believe it would ever be worth it.)


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:31 PM
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Stan Musial was still alive!?
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Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:33 PM
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Topically, the best piece of professional writing I've done is the following: "There is no lobster in the lobster burrito."


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:40 PM
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92: Shared the same small hometown (Donora PA) and birthday as Ken Griffey Jr. Ken Griffey Sr. played for the Reds, but he had Jr. when he was 19 I just learned. Sr. was a decent player himself, Pretty good production for a small town (5,600 now, 14,000 at its peak). I imagine the Subway there is incompetently staffed.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:50 PM
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91.1: laydeez


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92: sorry you missed the chance to masturbate to him these last few years? Too late now!


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94.having-a-child-at-19: We visited Mara's dad tonight because he had her 4-year-old brother and a cousin the same age, who could be a classmate of Mara's in kindergarten next year and her dad reminded me that Mara, at 5, has at least 10 nieces/nephews. On the plus side, he was able to reassure me that his oldest child is my younger brother's age and not mine (which is also Mara's mom's.)


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 7:58 PM
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Every time gswift lords his awesome life over us, I wish I had had my kids at nineteen. Okay, maybe at twenty-four. Limping after a rambunctious five-year-old is kicking my ass.


Posted by: von wafer | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 8:01 PM
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I go back and forth on that: a friend had a couple of kids at age 17 and 19. My god. Needless to say, he forewent college, but things have turned out okay. Though now he's nursing a couple of toddlers. Some people just apparently have kids, and then have kids, and kids. Ow.


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93: you worked that case?!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 8:18 PM
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You bet.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 8:35 PM
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The guy at the bar who I wondered if he was crazy is crazy. He insists that there is a media conspiracy that is leading google to falsify search results such that Gonzaga is listed as being on Spokane, Washington instead of Montana.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 8:50 PM
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It's no surprise that the Jews are trying to hide Gonzaga. What's more puzzling is why they're shorting Subway-goers an inch of slimy sandwich.


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There were two of us insisting that Gonzaga wasn't in Montana. Didn't help.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:01 PM
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Neither of us were Jewish, so maybe that's the problem.


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Well, if you google "Gonzaga Montana" you get several results about something called Montana GOOB (it's an outdoors program!), so maybe that's what he's all het up about.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:04 PM
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Right, but we were taking about college basketball.


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I guess I'm not really suggesting that you call the crazy guy in the bar a GOOBer. Probably not a good idea overall.


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Basketball? I wouldn't know about that.


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102: The conspiracy goes really deep. They even have a mock Gonzaga campus set up in Spokane and fake students there and everything. Probably some of the students don't even know they're not real students. That's how they get you.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:07 PM
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He's much bigger than me for one thing.


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111 to 108.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:19 PM
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essear gets it.


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Anyway, this guy supports both Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. Next time I see him, I'm going to ask if he watches movies at all. If bob gets sick, we've got nobody in that niche.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:27 PM
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114: Dennis Kucinich? You mean the FOX news analyst?


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I don't watch Fox news, so how would I know?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:33 PM
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No, the elf.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:34 PM
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117 to 113.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:35 PM
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He's much bigger than me for one thing.

He's probably lying when he says 12 inches.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 9:42 PM
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He does play piano, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-19-13 10:17 PM
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Some people just apparently have kids, and then have kids, and kids. Ow.

Oh hell no. I had several mormon friends growing up that were from families with 7 or more kids and it was nuts. One of them the first was born when mom was 19 and the last one when she was 44.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 2:35 AM
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Just to close on the Subway discussion last night, I invite teo to cogitate a bit on the nature of the relationship between the number of people in the general vicinity of a given Subway who are competent to work the counter and the probability that the actual counter workers at that Subway are competent. As for LB, it is no surprise that her perverse big city experience would lead her to include an element of unseemly haste in her personal definition of competence. But not everywhere do things need to be done in a rush lest you become victims of C.H.U.D.s or whatnot.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 4:16 PM
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You could probably adapt Drake's Equation for that.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 4:29 PM
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They even have a mock Gonzaga campus set up in Spokane and fake students there and everything. Probably some of the students don't even know they're not real students.

Wow, four years on a college campus learning stuff and it turns out it was all an illusion. Damn this credentialism!


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 01-20-13 5:01 PM
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