Friday, September 22, 2017

Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING

It's fall ya'll and what better way to celebrate than with a pumpkin spice latte? Or a pumpkin spice anything considering what we're seeing out there....

These people get it...

Pumpkin Spice cereal is probably good

Pumpkin Spice Twinkies, sure I'll give it a try


Yogurt, alright maybe still good

Repair shops having some fun with it...

Preztels and gum? Eh, now you're pushing it...

Cheese???? HELL NO! Is this a joke?

Some more examples

 Notice how it's appropriately titled "drink" instead of "milk."

Goes along with the theme...

Restaurants getting in on the action

 Errr...what does this even mean?

And basic white girls cheer in the streets...

If you own Das Boot, Starbucks will hook you up...

And finally, how like to welcome the season...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Company Secrets Exposed by Employees

Companies can be devious but some are good. Here are a few employees who decided to spill the beans...

 What about lice?
Worked at a bike rent shop where we told customers we sanitized the helmets we rented via ‘heat treatment.’ ‘Heat treatment’ consisted of having some sorry high schooler run up to the top of the building, essentially the attic of this old wooden structure, and just leave them in boxes, or, if they were wet, hung from nails to drip and dry. (kakejaufman)
Fake Jewelry
I used to work in a jewelry shop that sold cheap silver/gold painted plastic jewelry, none of it being real metal, but every sale I had to up sell one of these $5 ‘polishing cloths.’ You can’t polish a turd; the only thing this cloth did was rub the cheap paint off the plastic faster. I felt like such a con artist. [deleted user]

 Want Fries with that?
I worked at [a major chain] and they taught me how to pinch the fry carton just right while putting the fries into them so that it looked full, but actually wasn’t.
I only had 1 customer call me out on it. He shook the fries out into his bag and poured them back into the fry carton himself and it only filled up half way, so I had to give him more fries. I was impressed and embarrassed. It’s been 7 years and I can still see his face. (ExperiMENTALbunny)
Some people want to pay more for the same thing
 The cup of soup and bowl of soup were the exact same size. People would pay more for a bowl, and just get a cup of soup in a bowl that was shorter and wider at the bottom than the cup. (angela_bee)

 Just like homemade
Worked at a restaurant that also did catering. People would come in for tastings regularly for things like weddings and we’d give them samples of some of our food. The big thing at these tastings was the cheesecake, which was made in-house to be served in the restaurant and was pretty great.
What we didn’t tell them was that for catering events, we bought pre-made cheesecakes instead [….] Basically we’d sell them on our cheesecake then give them something less good that was easier/cheaper for us. Honestly, we were stretching ourselves a little thin with catering. It was always a mess trying to get all the food prepared as well as run the restaurant. (fantastiskandie)

 Crash Bang Boom
I worked in car rental in Ireland. We weren’t supposed to sell the extra insurance to Spanish or Italian customers, because they are not known for being great drivers and often damage the cars. Much more profitable to only sell insurance to people who won’t use it. (2007_britney)

Obscure Units of Measure

The US is one of two countries which does not use the metric system. People think our way of measuring things doesn't make any sense, I agree. Here are a few other measurements which are slightly more odd. 


Which is short for Disability-adjusted life year. It is used to measure medical outcomes and compare them to one another. Lets say you have the chance to save 20 kids from going blind or heal 500 retirees from prostate cancer. How do you decide what to do? Easy Find out how many DALYs each patient would gain, multiply by patient number and voila.

The grim explanation would be: "Death Panels."

The happy explanation would be:
two patients have torn ACL's. The first is an active 20 sometime who loves running, the second is an 85 year old retiree who enjoys leisurely strolls along the beach and reading a good book.
The two options for a torn ACL are Surgery followed by Physical Therapy, or no surgery and different sort of Physical Therapy that focuses on strengthening adjacent muscle groups to compensate for the lack of ACL.
Almost all surgeons will recommend surgery/PT for the 20 year old and just PT for the 85 year old. The risk of surgery for a 20 year old is minimal, and the lifetime benefits of having a fully rehabbed knee are substantial. The risk of surgery for an 85 year old is substantial, and the lifetime benefits of a fully rehabbed knee over a partially rehabbed knee are minimal.

The Stone 

 The U.K. has a unit of measurement called a "stone." One stone is equal to 14 pounds which is equal to 6.36 kg.

And they think Americans are silly for using the Imperial system. 


This measurement relates to: the distance a reindeer could travel without stopping to urinate...not well defined but allegedly a maximum of 7.5 km. 

Banana Equivalent Dose (BED)

First, did you even know bananas a radioactive? 

A banana contains the naturally occurring radioactive material - potassium 40.

BED is an informal measurement of ionizing radiation exposure, intended as a general educational example to compare a dose of radioactivity to the dose one is exposed to by eating one average-sized banana. The BED is only meant to inform the public about the existence of very low levels of natural radioactivity within a natural food and is not a formally adopted dose measurement.

The radiation exposure from consuming a banana is approximately 1% of the average daily exposure to radiation, which is 100 banana equivalent doses (BED). The maximum permitted radiation leakage for a nuclear power plant is equivalent to 2,500 BED (250 ╬╝Sv) per year, while a chest CT scan delivers 70,000 BED (7 mSv). A lethal dose of radiation is approximately 35,000,000 BED (3500 mSv). A person living 16 kilometres (10 mi) from the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor received an average of 800 BED of exposure to radiation during the 1979 accident.

Source: wikipedia 


"The 'butt' was a measure of liquid volume equaling two hogsheads or half of a tun. This equated to 108 imperial gallons (490 l) for ale or 126 imperial gallons (570 l) for wine (also known as a pipe)...figure all those out.

 So, if you like big butts and cannot lie, you essentially like large volumes of liquid.

 Waffle House Index

The Waffle House Index is an informal metric used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine the effect of a storm and the likely scale of assistance required for disaster recovery.

"If you get there and the Waffle House is closed? That's really bad. That's when you go to work."
The index has three levels, based on the extent of operations and service at the restaurant following a storm:
  • GREEN: full menu - restaurant has power and damage is limited.
  • YELLOW: limited menu - no power or only power from a generator, or food supplies may be low.
  • RED: the restaurant is closed - indicating severe damage.


A cord is a unit for volume of wood. It measures four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long (4 ft. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.) and has a volume of 128 cubic feet. The amount of solid wood in a cord varies depending on the size of the pieces, but for firewood it averages about 85 cubic feet.

It is called a cord because bundles of wood are tied together with a cord.  


A hand is a non-SI unit with a standard length of 4 inches.
It is used to measure the height of horses in some English-speaking countries,

Tuesday, August 22, 2017