HOW WAS YOUR DAY

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby hngkong » Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:05 pm

Pfft, next thing you'll do is tell me that fastnachts are doughnuts.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Büge » Sun Aug 21, 2022 9:24 am

Hey, if you want to get fancy, I'm right there with ya. Let's have some fasnachts and some croquembouche.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:22 am

Oh, no no nooo. I really can't see anybody eating this now.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:20 pm

The parent pair struck up conversation naturally while we were at the playground, continuing where we left off each time as we chased our kids around. Then at the end, "So if you want to free up your time and make some good money, I've got an idea to bounce off you..."

well shit, couldn't let me leave this social interaction thinking you were genuinely interested in me as a human being, huh?

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Friday » Tue Aug 23, 2022 2:20 am

My go to to being the target of a MLM scheme is always to say "And if you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you!"

It's a bit archaic now, since nobody knows what the hell the "bridge" is anymore or even what the idiom means. I move we update the idiom to remove "a bridge" and replace it with "the sun."

For only 39 cents a day, you can have ownership of this star forever, or when the scam company selling this bullshit goes under, whatever comes first.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 23, 2022 2:41 am

I would add that you can't sell the moon because America already blew it up.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby beatbandito » Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:53 am

nosimpleway wrote:"So if you want to free up your time and make some good money, I've got an idea to bounce off you..."

and you wouldn't even hear out their plan to slay the titan Kronos?
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:24 am

He never made the actual sales pitch. I asked "Doing what" and he spouted a bunch of buzzwordy be-your-own-boss set-your-own-hours etc. etc. and then I left. For all I know his plan was buying a bunch of lottery tickets and striking it brobdingnagian that way.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Silversong » Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:35 am

Belated: Pączkis are only for fat Tuesday! You can't sell them year round!

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby hngkong » Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:51 am

Same with fastnachts. They are a one-day special treat.

I know that it's all terrible, but I miss a lot of PA Dutch foods.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby atog » Thu Aug 25, 2022 3:14 pm

hngkong wrote:Same with fastnachts. They are a one-day special treat.

I know that it's all terrible, but I miss a lot of PA Dutch foods.

One of the meagre highlights of living in Baltimore was going to the Amish Saturday Market in Dundalk and loading up on Easter cakes and other gemütlich goodies. Bear claws and strudel and cheese rolls oh my!
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby hngkong » Thu Aug 25, 2022 3:35 pm

I'm just saying, it takes some guts to take bread stuffing/dressing, mix it with mashed potatoes, and serve it alongside stuffing/dressing and mashed potatoes as its own separate dish.
Also, a salad dressing made from hot bacon fat. I mean, really? It's so good though.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:13 pm

Traditionally people just had to eat as many calories as they could manage and would die of an infection before "too much saturated fat" became much of a factor in their health.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Thu Aug 25, 2022 6:19 pm

Only on holidays? What are ya, some kinda fastnachist?
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Mon Aug 29, 2022 1:00 pm

"Hey, what are you doing here?"
"I still work here. ...don't I?"
"Not in this position!"
"Okay, then what am I doing?"
"No idea!"
ah, a new academic year

Ninety minutes later I found out from HR that we're "restructuring" again, and nobody knows where I'll be, what I'll be doing, or who I'll be reporting to. They hope to know by Wednesday!

I still have a job, though I have to admit "We eliminated your position, sorry nobody told you until you showed up for your shift" seems as likely a way for me to leave this company as any other.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby beatbandito » Mon Aug 29, 2022 1:10 pm

So now you stay home and hope they forget about you and keep sending checks?
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Büge » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:29 pm

Hopefully they're not trying to Milton you out
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:51 pm

Which Milton we talking about here? Bradley? Ontario? Friedman? John? Berle? This is important!
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:59 pm

Don't worry Buge I got your reference

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:14 pm

nosimpleway wrote:"We eliminated your position, sorry nobody told you until you showed up for your shift" seems as likely a way for me to leave this company as any other.


lolololololololol HEY GUYS GUESS WHAT HAPPENED

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