“I use to be a technical trainer at a few call centers for both cell phone and TV service and our reps found an interesting way around cancelling services. They would tell the customer on the phone the service was being cancelled and it could take up to 24 hours. They would then write down all the customers info (name, address, password etc.). Then they would close the call without cancelling the service and not note the account of the call. They would then go home and call into customer service while pretending to be the customer and verify the account with all the info they wrote down. They would then request the account be cancelled. This means that the customer was getting their way, but the original rep was putting the cancellation on someone different. We found countless reps that were doing this on everything from downgrades to cancelations. The only things they would do on their accounts was things that added revenue.”—Comcast wont let this customer quit. Even after tons of calls have been recorded for ‘quality assurance’ : offbeat
What must it be like to be one of these fragile birds who leaves food on his plate after a meal? Who doesn’t take twice or thrice as many hors d’oevres as is appropriate?
Whose mind doesn’t churn with brunch calculus, eyeing the plate of the girl puffing her cheeks out in the universal sign for “full.”
"Well if you’re just going to throw it away…"
To approach a meal like a 21st-Century human rather than a starving hyena who may not see food again for weeks, snorfling away as though the turkey burger might be torn from one’s jaws by a rival male.
To not be the first one done. To feel full before it’s uncomfortable.
“So I wrote all the songs and in April or so and then I went to Alabama with my boyfriend and he kinda played drums with me and we sort of fleshed out everything and decided what needed drums, what didn’t need drums, and reworked a lot of the songs I had. And then in October, I guess, we recorded it here at my house with Kyle. And Keith and Kyle are both in Swearin,’ which is my sister’s band, and they sort of, we all kind of, still like Allison is a part of my life and her entire band is an everyday part of my life, so it still felt very comfortable. We recorded it here in my basement and Kyle and Allison and Keith and another roommate of ours Sam all played on it, and it was sort of like…”—
“They were famously lambasted by Democratic senator Fritz Hollings as “Buffcoat and Beaver.” This subsequently became a running gag on the show where adults mispronounced their names, Tom Anderson originally calling them “Butthole” and “Joe”, and believing the two to be of Asian ethnicity (describing them to the police as “Oriental”). In later episodes, Tom Anderson uses the Hollings mispronunciation once, and on at least one occasion refers to them as “Penis and Butt-Munch.” President Clinton called them “Beavis and Bum-head” in Citizen Butt-head, as well as in the movie, where an old lady (voiced by Cloris Leachman) consistently calls them “Travis” and “Bob-head”. In Incognito, when another student threatens to kill them, the duo uses this to their advantage, pretending to be exchange students named “Crevis and Bung-Head”.”—Beavis and Butt-head - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The station’s mezzanine was the main setting for the filming of Michael Jackson’s music video/short film for his hit 1987 single, “Bad”. Following the 2009 death of Michael Jackson, New York City Councilwoman Letitia James advocated renaming the station in Jackson’s honor and hanging a plaque at the station to commemorate the filming of his video there, but met with resistance from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz explained that … naming stations after individuals would confuse riders.”—
“The use of “Jr.” in the character’s name is unusual in that this naming convention is generally reserved for sons as opposed to nephews and other indirect offspring. Alternatively, it has been proposed that Fleming’s James Bond had a brother, also named James Bond, who is the father of James Bond Jr.”—
“Yes, that’s right! For verily I say unto you, there is no higher calling than not associating with other 12-year-olds who clearly want to make Jesus cry by having the forcible atheist buttsecks with good saved children.”—
actual gawker writing in 2014, not a downvoted r/atheism comment.