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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
+10!!!!!
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
May 4, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
"hey bud, im on this new health kick. great diet, exercise, lost 15 lbs. when are we going climbing? savrday? i wanta go hit auburn quarry!"
Thursday

"dude, i blew out my shoulfr playing golf. but i really wanta hit rocklin quarry tomoro"
Friday

"lets go target shooting and hit the gym later."
today

yeah, thats gona happen.
f*#k.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 6, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Why do we need stickers on "fresh" produce?

Isn't picking, washing, sorting, and boxing processing enough? I guess not. Now, that label needs a sticker on it, too.

Chiquita Banana stickers were fun. And you didn't have to peel the sticker off if you didn't feel like it because nobody ever eats the banana peel.

Now, I suspect because the cashier can no longer be bothered to know the difference between a Poblano Chile and a potato, a grocer who sells produce without stickers stuck to it stands a good chance of going broke.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 13, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
A car holding up traffic going into the parking garage because they are waiting for a car to back out that is closer to the gym entry ....and it's not a handicapped spot. ARRRGH. I guess burning a calorie only counts inside the gym.

Susan (who found a buncha spots on the next level)
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 13, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
I'm thirsty and the cup of water is at least 12 inches farther than I can reach from my seat. I might be hungry too and can't decide between M&Ms or a frozen pizza. I ran out of my home delivery organic produce except for the lemons.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Sep 13, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
Now, I suspect because the cashier can no longer be bothered to know the difference between a Poblano Chile and a potato, a grocer who sells produce without stickers stuck to it stands a good chance of going broke.

Correct. A mainline grocery store stocks between 200-500 produce items. They aren't marked and heretofore there was no universal numbering system. So retailer invented their own numbering scheme, bananas but be code #1, plums code #2.

Memorizing that sh#t was part of the job.

But who can remember the code for a japanese cuycumber??? HUH???

So we added things to the computer systems to help them remember. And then, hiring a journeyperson cashier from Vons for example, meant you STILL have to retrain him to learn the new codes.

So the grocery industry invented a numbering scheme all could use... bananas are code 4011, for eample.

Then we invented a tiny bar code symboloty that allowed us to affix small labels to the produce items, then we began requiring the packers and shippers to affix those labels - viola, we can now scan produce.

So what did we do with the extra time? I mean, if each transaction goes faster and we have to train less, what do we do with the time saved?

Answer: install self check out lanes too and then fire half of the cashier staff.

Welcome to America, goddamnit.

DMT
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
I work for a different nurse today and have to sit next to a refrigerator. There are a lot of goodies in there, including chocolate tiramisu, two kinds of cheese, and much more. Trying to lose a few extra pounds, and this stuff is not helping.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 13, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
How long can I go without changing the water in my jacuzzi? I could google it, but hell if I'm going to type that much.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 7, 2013 - 03:21am PT
replacing the Comcast cable TV with an antenna...

the "basic package" is just now encrypted, but the box they sent doesn't work... blows the local repeater out of the water and takes down the internet...

calling Comcast is a joke, waited 2.5 hours and didn't get through... last time this happened they said "nothing was wrong" while I watched the power levels to the modem slowly creep up, didn't expect anything different this time...

so I went out and got an antenna, pointed it at the Sutro Tower, and now I can receive more than the basic package without paying for it...

the joy is going to the Comcast store and canceling the basic TV, keeping the internet service...

definitely a first world problem...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 3, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
Completing a 26 mile mountain bike trek with a 9 mile road descent through Arches National Park with speeds around 25 MPH.
Returning to the car and finding out my front wheel was never completely locked in.
That must count for 8 lives.

Susan
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 3, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
I need an infrared usb device (blaster not receiver) that controls my dish network box from Windows media center in windows 7. Very annoying trying to find such a simple device. I have the rest of the stuff to load the signal into Windows.

This way I can watch dish network from my smartphone anywhere I get a signal.. since my smartphone can control my computer.

EDIT

woot problem solved

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 3, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Christmas time again already?

Time for Christmas TV commercials. Just saw one today, during the Steeler Game.

Jesus!
manemachen

Sport climber
Pinedale, Wyoming
Nov 4, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
FWProblems:someone brings up the song "we didn't start the fire" and it sticks in your head for an hour...sheez...
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Nov 4, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
First World Problems - that popped into my brain during a very stressful day when:

1) New floaters in left eye - emergency eye appointment wrecked my achedule at work. Verdict - normal aging

2) Took 2 hours to go 8 miles across town to private dance lesson. THe water main was broken, and I was stuck in that traffic.

3) My husband was alone at the dance lesson with the "blonde", young dance instructor.

4) The man in the 4 day old truck fell asleep while in the traffic jam. His truck rear-ended my car - and I was pushed into the car ahead of me. All 3 cars were fine. All people fine - except the major inconvenience of not moving for nearly 2 hours.

5) While driving home from dinner after the private dance lesson (which I missed leaving my 56 year old husband alone with the 30 year old blonde), I discovered that I left my $500 reading glasses with the photosensitive, anti-scratch surface at the restaurant. Had to return to the resaurant to collect the forgotten glasses.

Enough first world problems for one day.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
I only get 90 miles out of my tank on my bike.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
Poison Oak and mountain lions on the way to do a second ascent of an 18yr old 5.12 ow....
Daphne

Trad climber
Northern California
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
Need crown. May need root canal. 1600.00 minimum. Oy vey.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Oy! That eye behaving itself?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 4, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
Verdict - normal aging

Welcome....you are among friends. After awhile you play the shape game....you know...like seeing shapes of things when looking at clouds. It's all great fun...

Susan
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 4, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
First world problems
Whose out dissing you, at your own game, on superpoopo (evidently)! lol
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