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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Their company, their rules. If you don't like it work somewhere else. In the real world the employee conforms to the employer, not the other way around.

Jul 18, 2014
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

My avatar has a double meaning. It not only expresses my disdain for the famous pressed and canned meat(???), but also for those who use internet discussion threads to advertise their worthless crap.

Jul 15, 2014
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Where's my change!?!

Quagmire always knows what to do!!! (Giggity giggity)

http://youtu.be/QCijdeZ9nnc

Jul 09, 2014
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Dinner with friends - should they show up empty handed?

They should ask what they can bring EVERY TIME you invite them.

Jul 09, 2014
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Where's my change!?!

You sure don't want to know how they break a $20...

Jul 08, 2014
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I'm so over...

I am sweet pickle intolerant.....I just can't stand the little bastards.

Jul 07, 2014
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Where's my change!?!

I have NEVER heard of an owner MAKING their employees steal from customers. I have seen plenty of policies that warned of waitstaff being FIRED for stealing and even a couple that said they would call the police on any employee caught stealing! I love how the thieves are being defended here.

Jul 07, 2014
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Truck Stop Food

Sorry but I was an over the road truck driver for 20 years. Your ppremise USED TO BE true, but in the modern era of mega chain truck stops owned by foreign conglomerates, it just isn't anymore. The food is mostly cheap trash at over inflated prices. Ocassionally you will find one of the few remaining independent truck stops that have not sold out to one of the monster chains and therefore still offers the wonderful fare that made truck stops of the past so wonderful, but they are few and far between and becoming more rare by the day.

Jul 05, 2014
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Your best cook book finds at garage salesthrift stores etc

At a used book shop, I found a HAND AUTOGRAPHED copy of a Mario Batalli cookbook for $2.50!!

Jul 05, 2014
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Is it okay to graze off your plate while in the buffet line?

So what is the difference between doing this in line and doing this at your table and returning to the buffet line for a refill?

Jul 05, 2014
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Is it okay to graze off your plate while in the buffet line?

Or in your armpit. ...

Jul 05, 2014
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Where's my change!?!

"Stealing" presumes that they are taking YOUR money without YOUR permission, which is EXACTLY the described situation. I don't give a rat's ass WHY they are doing it.

Jun 18, 2014
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"It's Too Big" -- And Other Bizarre Restaurant Complaints

And Subway, and Quizno's, and Amato's, and.....

Jun 15, 2014
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Restaurants closing early when business is slow

We had a place in Carson City NV called Nick's Brick Oven Pizza. Nick was from Greece and he made his dough and sauce by hand every day and he only made enough for X number of pizzas. Everybody knew that once he ran out he closed, but that was a known quirk of his pizza shop, and believe me it was WORTH it!! You could get a large (and I do mean LARGE) with everything (known as a Nick's Special) for $13 and it would feed 5 or 6 of us with no one leaving still hungry. Unfortunately, Nick is no longer around.

Jun 15, 2014
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Clear or unclear on the meaning of "artificial" in foods?

What you should be more concerned about is the (VERY loose) definition of "natural flavorings" in food products.

Jun 15, 2014
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Can hamburgers be gourmet?

Anyone ever try putting Port Wine cheese on a burger? I love Port Wine cheese and think it might be tasty.

Jun 11, 2014
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do you add anything to your coffee grounds

I have heard of adding egg shells, but i can't remember why you do it.

Jun 11, 2014
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A Non-Offensive Universally Acceptable Meal

Anything I decided to cook. I am lucky enough (or discriminating enough) to have friends who don't chase the latest ant-food fad.

May 20, 2014
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Sanitary pad se ew sauce?

If you were to perform the same type of search for foods made here in the U.S. you would be just as disgusted.

May 20, 2014
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The Last Great Bastion of Racism

And don't forget Hispanic food also....

BTW, when did the Volunteer Thought Police force start using the word "negro" again?? I have seen it on Facebook also being used by the same type of person. What is this, 1962??

May 20, 2014
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Wheat industry is behind effort to label gluten intolerance a fad

THIS is why people (including me) have that attitude....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdJFE...

May 13, 2014
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Dried Beef

What he said.

May 06, 2014
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Any Favorite French Fries Toppings?

I know I'm gonna get blasted for this, but screw it, I'm a southern boy.....

May 06, 2014
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Funniest thing a server said to you 2 (or, funniest thing you've heard in a restaurant)

Overheard in an IHOP by Lewis Black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ0s0...

Apr 28, 2014
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Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

The point is that you are acting like it is a word invented in the 80s, when it has been around a lot longer.

Apr 16, 2014
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Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

You do realize that the word "schmear" is Yiddish, don't you?

Apr 11, 2014
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Would you eat sans bathroom?

They are required to have bathrooms available for the STAFF but they are not required to have them for customers.

Apr 01, 2014
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kitchen OWIES!?!

As a former paramedic and Navy Corpsman I can tell you, steam burns are THE WORST burns you can get.

Mar 30, 2014
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kitchen OWIES!?!

I can not tell you how many times I have LITERALLY sliced off the tip of my right thumb (I am left handed) while cutting onions!!

Mar 29, 2014
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It's nothing to be ashamed of but.......

I am amazed that i have not responded to this thread;

1. As my closest friends already know, there is NOTHING I wouldn't go on Facebook and talk about. My dearest friends (who are as close if not closer than family) that happen to be on FB are spread across the country and it is how we stay connected. They have seen me (and I them) through the lowest and highest points of my life and we tell each other everything.

2. My biggest culinary "secret" would be that after skillet grilling meat ( hamburger, pork chops, ham, etc) I LOVE to scrape up the residue (the little bits which are the reason for deglazing a pan) and enjoy every second of eating it as I savor the flavor.

Mar 29, 2014
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