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Re: [Poi~] Poi is once again permitted (Happy thread)
« Reply #190635 on: July 25, 2019, 06:01:30 am »

So I went to the Rammstein concert yesterday, and throughout the absolute mess that that day ended up being, there was a little shining point of light (above and beyond The Lads rocking out for two hours). This will be packaged in with some ranting because what a diddly-doo-dang day.

When trying to meet up with the people I was supposed to be going to the concert with, I had to take an alternative bus because they didn't think to ask if I wanted to ride along with them (despite staying in the same hotel even) until it was too late and everything was booked. I told them I'd likely be arriving a bit early, and that we could just meet up when they got there.

The bus was a bit late, but I still ended up getting there about twenty minutes before they were supposed to be there. But the cell network was being fucky, so they didn't get the message until about 6 minutes after their arranged arrival time, at which point I was informed that they'd already sat down at a restaurant and were waiting for their food.

I broke off my city-exploring walkabout and headed over to where they were, arriving at the bustling locale after their first round of drinks had been demolished and they were already well into waiting for their food. I figured I'd just have something to drink and not order food, since that would likely just lock us all down (if they bothered to wait for me, that is).

It was still about 15 minutes before I got noticed by anyone, and the poor girl who came over to handle my order was clearly absolutely overwhelmed and also deeply uncomfortable with English (she put in a valiant effort though, even making smalltalk despite the difficulty), but eventually I managed to put in an order for a beer. A while later she came back with a menu, despite my not wanting/asking for one, which I perused because I had nothing better to do (3 of the 4 other people at the table were speaking Polish, the 4th was busy staring at the wall. He's also a twat, so I didn't feel particularly inclined to make an effort to engage him in conversation).

Apparently, the restaurant hadn't even heard about the Rammstein concert until this horde of metalheads and foreigners descended upon the city and filled up every establishment... To say they were woefully unprepared would be an understatement.

20-25 minutes after ordering the beer, the waitress saw me holding the menu she'd given me and asked if I was ready to order. I said I was just waiting on my beer, at which point she said "Oh!" and started explaining that they were having difficulties with beer right now because they'd run out of beer glasses, and that her manager had told her to apologize to the customers for the inconvenience but she was having a hard time keeping track of who she'd apologized to already.

I got my beer a short while later, in a not-for-beer glass, and we all just sat there for a while trying to enjoy ourselves despite everyone at the table being a dick (I'll not excuse myself from that distinction, because while I do make an effort towards non-dickishness, I do have my limits). Eventually the time came to move on, and we tried to pay. The waitress asked if we were paying together or separately, we said separately, and she disappeared.


Much, much later, she showed up again (looking even more frazzled than before) and explained in Polish that she was new there and wasn't able to split the bill, and that the manager was needed to do it. The problem was, he was apparently nowhere to be found. She apologized for the wait and went back to looking for the elusive fellow.

She eventually managed to dig the manager out from wherever he'd been seeking refuge from the storm, and we lined up to pay with the manager working the orders and billing screen while she tried to learn what he was doing and also handling the change. I was last in line and only had the one beer to pay for, so I handed over cash and she gave me my change back (another task which she was obviously not very experienced with, but was trying very hard to keep up appearances). I handed some of it back as a tip (only 5 zlotys, but for a 12 zl beer it was significant percentage-wise) and told her she was doing really well.

The poor thing looked like she was about to start crying and thanked me profusely. And thinking that I might have helped make what was probably a really shitty day a bit better makes me happy.

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Re: [Poi~] Poi is once again permitted (Happy thread)
« Reply #190636 on: July 25, 2019, 06:12:24 am »

Quote from: More DF devlog shenanigans
And, um, the divinations doing things sometimes. I went to a shrine, rolled a tin icosahedral die and it was a bad roll and I was cursed to be a snowy owl for a week. So I flew up to a nearby rooftop and pondered tangents.



a little shining point of light

It probably meant a lot. When I was starting out with working the register (being overwhelmed by completely normal friday stream-of-customer conditions at that) the ones who made an effort to be friendly made it a whole deal easier. I can't imagine what her day had been like, being surprised by that size of crowd.
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« Reply #190637 on: July 25, 2019, 06:15:47 am »

I don't hate wasps - they're basically cocky houseflies: invasive and annoying. Not exactly a threat, much less serious than sharing a needle with a large public (mosquitoes). I guess it's our own fault if we haul our giant ham for bodies toward them inadvertently - they tried to warn us with their bright colors after all.

I politely try to not interfer with bees, but if I see a bumblebee in distress I'm going to drown that mofo in affection. I remember a really big getting lost inside in spring, it was visibly struggling. Gave it some honey and put it in pole position to get out, 5 minutes later it's ass was vibrating  :) when I checked 20min later it was gone. But bumblebees are smarter than the others, they actually have somewhat of a grasp of windows, in that they seem to understand movements better and are thus more easily guided outside.

I don't object to hornet genocide, they are nasty bee predators. And when it comes to all the other weird yellow and black striped insects, I just avoid them since I don't know what they eat, most are benign but some, I assume, must be icky.




Ofc the most demanding tasks land on the most inexperienced staff, murphy's law is strong in the workfield. It's extra difficult to disarm these situations without the benefit of polite words, tipping was probably the best alternative.

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« Reply #190638 on: July 25, 2019, 12:53:17 pm »

Flying stinging insects are all terrifying to me, and I avoid them all, don't even bother to check what kind, just leave as soon as I see them

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« Reply #190639 on: July 25, 2019, 03:03:40 pm »

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« Reply #190640 on: July 25, 2019, 04:40:09 pm »

I like to hang out near their nest and smush a few. Wait a while and the pheromones and dead bodies will attract more to smush. Make a little wasp pile.

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« Reply #190641 on: July 25, 2019, 04:50:15 pm »

but... but.... Hornets dont make honey...
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« Reply #190642 on: July 25, 2019, 04:56:49 pm »

He must mean their girlfriend then. Or is that queenfriend?
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« Reply #190643 on: July 26, 2019, 01:52:01 am »

He must mean their girlfriend then. Or is that queenfriend?
Hornets are sterile but biologically female, except for drones and queens. Or was that ants?
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« Reply #190644 on: July 26, 2019, 02:01:46 am »

He must mean their girlfriend then. Or is that queenfriend?
Hornets are sterile but biologically female, except for drones. Or was that ants?
But if they have frog DNA they can spontaneously change gender can't they???
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« Reply #190645 on: July 26, 2019, 03:12:10 am »

Hornets are sterile but biologically female, except for drones and queens. Or was that ants?
So you're saying you have a problem with lesbian workers adopting babies of welfare queens?
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« Reply #190646 on: July 26, 2019, 03:26:02 am »

He must mean their girlfriend then. Or is that queenfriend?
Hornets are sterile but biologically female, except for drones. Or was that ants?
But if they have frog DNA they can spontaneously change gender can't they???
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« Reply #190647 on: July 26, 2019, 10:42:51 am »

Shut up, Jeff



Edit: I hung out with my ex and her presence makes my whole being sing with joy.
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« Reply #190648 on: July 26, 2019, 04:07:13 pm »

Shut up, Jeff



Edit: I hung out with my ex and her presence makes my whole being sing with joy.

Is that good?
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« Reply #190649 on: July 26, 2019, 07:42:53 pm »

The current df Dev log. Oh. My. God. Summoning critters, summoning fog, tossing people across rooms. Magic dice rolls!? It is a miracle.
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