Barista Robin here. Where I work, we have the hot and cold drink cups stacked next to the register - probably standard procedure for most places, so customers can clearly see the sizes. However, the cups are within the reach of customers, and far too many of them feel perfectly comfortable touching the cups (usually on the brim!), lifting them, or even taking them off the stack to hand to me.
Whoa there, hon. Nobody wants your germs all over their cup, should you decide not to get that size. And I don’t like you reaching over and touching my stuff, and possibly knocking over a stack. I can get the cup myself, thank you. That’s part of my job.
Don’t. Touch. My. Cups.
No, you cannot have a discount on it. No, it doesn’t come in any other colors. No, we don’t have any more in the back. No, I am not going to let you cut in front of the line. No, you can’t come in to ‘just look’ after we close. No, I don’t know where the nearest car wash is. No, I don’t know if or when we’re getting more in. No, we don’t do alterations in the store. No, I have no idea if this will fit your cousin. No, that is not my natural hair color. No, I don’t want to hear your racist/sexist joke. No, I will not take your money that you just pulled out of your bra/shoe/pants. No, I can’t break the rules “just this once” for you. No, your bratty little child is not adorable. No, I’m not going to tell you what I’m doing after work. No, you can’t return it after you wash it. No, you can’t have cash back. No, I do not get paid enough to deal with this shit. No. No no no no NO.
mata-bia said: not big on QOTSA but seeing your posts on fb/tumblr actually make me want to give the new album a try sometime <3
Yay, my enthousiasm is working! :D
Not sure if you’ll like it if you don’t really like QOTSA, but you should watch the 15 minute video they made. It’s awesome for the images alone.
we were taught about how David and Jonathan were ~best bros~
when this was
not the case
JOHNDAVE IS CANON I’M FUCKING LAUGHING SO HARD
You know what I don’t understand? That when a band releases a new album the ‘fans’ complain because it ‘doesn’t sound like their old albums’. I’ve seen this shit happen when Radiohead released ‘OK Computer’ and now I’m seeing it again with QOTSA’s ‘…Like Clockwork’.
‘uuuh, it’s too mellow’, ‘uuuuh, it’s too dark’, ‘uuuh, Josh is going through a midlife crisis’… Yes, the album might have less ‘rock anthems’ (I read a complaint that this album doesn’t have a song like ‘Little Sister’ to rock along to… Don’t get me fucking started…), but it has depth. People change through experience and you can hear that Josh’s experiences have been dark. This album grows on you and it hurts and it is beautiful.
It’s fine if you prefer a certain type of music, the rock anthems, the faster more upbeat songs, but then don’t call yourself a fan or at least don’t say that the album ‘sucks’. It doesn’t. You know what, YOU suck!
Or that’s what I would’ve said if I hadn’t changed since I was a teenager. Now all I can say is: Be open minded and give it a chance. You might start to really like it. It might change you.