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Post by Die Judicii » 05 Apr 2023, 8:36 pm

I went for a rather longish drive yesterday to pick up some parts that I bought. Which ended up being the entire day
before I got back home.
But well worth it.
On the last leg of the drive I was feeling pretty hungry and decided I'd get a large coffee and something to eat.
So,,, the dreaded golden arches was the easiest port of call.

I ended up being served by one of the employees who asked what I wanted.

So I said,, "A large cappachino please,,,,, and half a dozen Hash Browns."

She stood there blank faced and repeated "A large cappachino and,,,,, How many Hash Browns did you want" ?

I repeated,,,,,,,, Half a dozen please.

She replied,,,,,,,,,,, "But,,,, how many " ?

At that stage I thought that maybe I could sometime in the future confuse her by saying seven.

But thought better of it,,,,,,,,, so I replied ,,,,, Six Hash Browns please.

Her face lit up like a neon sign and she smiled at me and said there would be a two minute wait for the Hash Browns.

Fair dinkum,,,,,,, I do believe we are breeding and schooling highly intelligent dumb Rse's
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Post by deye243 » 05 Apr 2023, 9:23 pm

:lol: I would have asked her for 6 and a half ...... half a baker's dozen .
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Post by northdude » 06 Apr 2023, 4:21 am

The problem is in school these days you are taught what to think and dont question it. In my day you were taught how to think and question things
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Post by bigrich » 06 Apr 2023, 4:26 am

northdude wrote:The problem is in school these days you are taught what to think and dont question it. In my day you were taught how to think and question things


you nailed it :thumbsup:
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Post by womble » 06 Apr 2023, 4:41 am

So did you get her phone number
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Post by Oldbloke » 06 Apr 2023, 7:12 am

northdude wrote:The problem is in school these days you are taught what to think and dont question it. In my day you were taught how to think and question things


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And that is why people believe everything they read on social media including all this conspiracy theory shet.
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Post by Blr243 » 06 Apr 2023, 7:34 am

I once asked a woman ata takeaway for a small plastic dish so i could give my dog a drink bit she struggled big time woth it and could not deliver. She could make all sorts of food and drinks serve customers a d keep an eye out for shoplifters all at tje same time but the dish was too tricky because it wasnew to her
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Post by Blr243 » 06 Apr 2023, 7:39 am

Hang on a minute. I have just criticised someone for their incompetence.... we must remember their manners and integrity matters so much more .... let us all remember this and be kind to all the nice people . Its the nice people i prefer to be surrounded by not the clever ones
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Post by Blr243 » 06 Apr 2023, 7:39 am

Accidentally double post
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Post by Oldbloke » 06 Apr 2023, 7:50 am

Blr243 wrote:Accidentally double post

You know you have a delete option for a few hours after posting. Top left corner of the post. Look for a small X
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Post by Lazarus » 06 Apr 2023, 11:13 am

Oh, they move among us alright.

The "phone zombie" has become so prevalent, and their being skittled at pedestrian crossings so frequent that some councils are installing flashing lights in the footpath to warn them of an approaching crossing.

Take all the warning labels off everthing, let nature take its course, I say.

But on the subject of warning labels, I bet some have some interesting back stories.


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Post by deye243 » 06 Apr 2023, 12:15 pm

Lazarus wrote:Oh, they move among us alright.

The "phone zombie" has become so prevalent, and their being skittled at pedestrian crossings so frequent that some councils are installing flashing lights in the footpath to warn them of an approaching crossing.

Take all the warning labels off everthing, let nature take its course, I say.

But on the subject of warning labels, I bet some have some interesting back stories.


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Post by Blr243 » 06 Apr 2023, 4:57 pm

Thanks OB. ILL TRY rem that
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Post by Oldbloke » 06 Apr 2023, 5:21 pm

To be fair, these days not much is sold by the dozen. Since the introduction of decimal and metric system, dozen, gallon, yards, pound, are all fading as us old buggers die off. Eggs would be about it. A 16 yr old would be clueless.
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Post by Lazarus » 06 Apr 2023, 6:12 pm

Sorry to be the Karen in the room OB, but a dozen isn't metric or Imperial, it's simply a number.

It is surprising though, what younger people don't even know.
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Post by Oldbloke » 06 Apr 2023, 7:36 pm

Lazarus wrote:Sorry to be the Karen in the room OB, but a dozen isn't metric or Imperial, it's simply a number.

It is surprising though, what younger people don't even know.


Ummm, I thought it was part of the old English imperial system. I doubt its touched on in school these days. Like you I'm perplexed.

A an after thought, would it be a priority to teach that at school these days?
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Post by wanneroo » 07 Apr 2023, 1:41 am

Oldbloke wrote:To be fair, these days not much is sold by the dozen. Since the introduction of decimal and metric system, dozen, gallon, yards, pound, are all fading as us old buggers die off. Eggs would be about it. A 16 yr old would be clueless.


Everything here in the USA is still sold as a gallon, pound, dozen, cup, teaspoon, etc. and I don't see that changing anytime soon. They always have the metric equivalent number printed on the package though.
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Post by northdude » 07 Apr 2023, 7:25 am

Try going to do grocery shopping and when they tell you the total tell them you will split it and pay half each. Youll be lucky to find someone that can divide a simple number by 2....
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Post by Lazarus » 07 Apr 2023, 7:39 am

northdude wrote:Try going to do grocery shopping and when they tell you the total tell them you will split it and pay half each. Youll be lucky to find someone that can divide a simple number by 2....



I don't know if it's the advent of calculators or poor teaching or just dumbarses outbreeding us, but this is true.
Younger people seem bereft of basic arithmetic.

I was in Aldi a few weeks ago, my purchase came to $31.90.
I gave the young girl at the checkout a $50 note and $1.90 in change, she was buggered.
I jokingly said "you owe me $30 change", to which she replied, "Yeah, I thought so" :unknown:

I know I'm a softon but I fessed up and corrected her, but wow......
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Post by animalpest » 07 Apr 2023, 10:12 am

Lazarus wrote:
northdude wrote:Try going to do grocery shopping and when they tell you the total tell them you will split it and pay half each. Youll be lucky to find someone that can divide a simple number by 2....



I don't know if it's the advent of calculators or poor teaching or just dumbarses outbreeding us, but this is true.
Younger people seem bereft of basic arithmetic.

I was in Aldi a few weeks ago, my purchase came to $31.90.
I gave the young girl at the checkout a $50 note and $1.90 in change, she was buggered.
I jokingly said "you owe me $30 change", to which she replied, "Yeah, I thought so" :unknown:

I know I'm a softon but I fessed up and corrected her, but wow......


Yeah people today are buggered without a calculator or the till telling them how much change to give.

My wifes family had a deli for 50 years and used the same cash register all that time. Punch in the $ and turn the handle. She learnt to add up all the items people bought by writing all them on a piece of paper and adding them up. Boy was she quick.

One of my brothers looked at how much fuel I had put in my 4wd and asked how many km I had driven. Before I could even open the calculator on my phone he told me how many km per litre, how many litres per 100 km AND converted it to miles per gallon, all in his head. Sheesh :unknown:
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Post by Lazarus » 07 Apr 2023, 10:16 am

animalpest wrote:
Lazarus wrote:
northdude wrote:Try going to do grocery shopping and when they tell you the total tell them you will split it and pay half each. Youll be lucky to find someone that can divide a simple number by 2....



I don't know if it's the advent of calculators or poor teaching or just dumbarses outbreeding us, but this is true.
Younger people seem bereft of basic arithmetic.

I was in Aldi a few weeks ago, my purchase came to $31.90.
I gave the young girl at the checkout a $50 note and $1.90 in change, she was buggered.
I jokingly said "you owe me $30 change", to which she replied, "Yeah, I thought so" :unknown:

I know I'm a softon but I fessed up and corrected her, but wow......


Yeah people today are buggered without a calculator or the till telling them how much change to give.

My wifes family had a deli for 50 years and used the same cash register all that time. Punch in the $ and turn the handle. She learnt to add up all the items people bought by writing all them on a piece of paper and adding them up. Boy was she quick.

One of my brothers looked at how much fuel I had put in my 4wd and asked how many km I had driven. Before I could even open the calculator on my phone he told me how many km per litre, how many litres per 100 km AND converted it to miles per gallon, all in his head. Sheesh :unknown:


My Mum was spooky like that.
She grew up in the 30s, so, no pocket calculators then.
I'm old enough to have been taught the right way but she was greased lightning compared to me.
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Post by Lazarus » 07 Apr 2023, 11:09 am

A Tassie coroner is wanting to regulate chainsaw use now, because of dumbarses accidentally killing themselves with them.

Can't legislate stupid away

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Post by womble » 07 Apr 2023, 2:06 pm

A hash brown is a potato cake or scallop in some states.
If you buy half a dozen you should receive seven.
If not that’s un Australian and McDonalds should be taken to task for it.
You need to go back and have a word with the manager
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Post by S O K A R » 13 Apr 2023, 4:08 pm

Die Judicii wrote:I went for a rather longish drive yesterday to pick up some parts that I bought. Which ended up being the entire day
before I got back home.
But well worth it.
On the last leg of the drive I was feeling pretty hungry and decided I'd get a large coffee and something to eat.
So,,, the dreaded golden arches was the easiest port of call.

I ended up being served by one of the employees who asked what I wanted.

So I said,, "A large cappachino please,,,,, and half a dozen Hash Browns."

She stood there blank faced and repeated "A large cappachino and,,,,, How many Hash Browns did you want" ?

I repeated,,,,,,,, Half a dozen please.

She replied,,,,,,,,,,, "But,,,, how many " ?

At that stage I thought that maybe I could sometime in the future confuse her by saying seven.

But thought better of it,,,,,,,,, so I replied ,,,,, Six Hash Browns please.

Her face lit up like a neon sign and she smiled at me and said there would be a two minute wait for the Hash Browns.

Fair dinkum,,,,,,, I do believe we are breeding and schooling highly intelligent dumb Rse's
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Reminds me of some of my trips to my local KFC.
Order comes to $32 (for argument sake) so I hand them a $50 note and a $2 coin to avoid getting a pocket full of change, some of the workers there just look at you all confused like you just asked them about the meaning of life...

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Post by Oldbloke » 13 Apr 2023, 6:13 pm

womble wrote:A hash brown is a potato cake or scallop in some states.
If you buy half a dozen you should receive seven.
If not that’s un Australian and McDonalds should be taken to task for it.
You need to go back and have a word with the manager


Yep my local always puts in 1 extra

What's the history behind that?
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Post by Die Judicii » 13 Apr 2023, 8:18 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
Yep my local always puts in 1 extra

What's the history behind that?

Well,,,,,, Now I feel cheated.
I've never got an extra one,,,,,,, :thumbsdown:
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Post by animalpest » 13 Apr 2023, 9:15 pm

Just got home after taking my son to hospital. A car took off straight through a red light when the turn right sign light turned green. Got to the next light which was green and it turned right on a red arrow. Yep
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Post by Oldbloke » 13 Apr 2023, 9:31 pm

animalpest wrote:Just got home after taking my son to hospital. A car took off straight through a red light when the turn right sign light turned green. Got to the next light which was green and it turned right on a red arrow. Yep



That's crap. I hope your son recovers fully
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Post by animalpest » 13 Apr 2023, 10:36 pm

Thanks OB, he will although may not be working other than paperwork and organising jobs for a couple of months.

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Post by Oldbloke » 14 Apr 2023, 7:11 pm

animalpest wrote:Thanks OB, he will although may not be working other than paperwork and organising jobs for a couple of months.

There are crazy people out there


Yes, but I think its primary drug related. Also poor mental heath assistance. Look after your boy. Rehabilitation can take some time.
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