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July 23 is National Hot Dog Day

It is a sandwich.

about 17 hours ago
jpc8015 in General Topics

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

I suppose that "barely" is a relative term.

about 19 hours ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

I barely made the cut.

about 19 hours ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

Giada says Italians like to use breadcrumbs instead of parmesan. Recipe examples?

And those people that called Einstein an idiot were wrong and history has proven as much.

I forgot to mention that Giada is an active philanthropist helping to raise over $9 million in nine years for the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program. Quite the useful idiot.

about 19 hours ago
jpc8015 in General Topics

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

When is it too soon for a man to start balding?

about 19 hours ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

Giada says Italians like to use breadcrumbs instead of parmesan. Recipe examples?

So a person who graduated from UCLA with a degree in anthropology, studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, worked at the Ritz-Carlton Fine Dining Room, worked under Wolfgang Puck at Spago, has won an Emmy, and is a best selling author can be defined as an "idiot"?

How do you define success?

BTW: A simple google search of "carbonara with meatballs" reveals that Giada is hardly the first person to add meatballs to carbonara.

about 19 hours ago
jpc8015 in General Topics

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Define premature.

about 19 hours ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

I'll shave it, let it grow out for 3-4 weeks and shave it again.

about 19 hours ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

I have been shaving my head for years and never once had to explain why I do it.

about 19 hours ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

Is Filipino food embarassing?

I think there may be something to this. I grew up in Kitsap County, surrounded by Navy bases. There was a considerable Filipino population in my classrooms from junior high on up. I would say that the Filipino population has by and large succeeded in assimilating into American culture.

As a side note...my dad's cousin married a Filipino woman when he was overseas with the Navy. They lived in the next neighborhood over when I was growing up and she would babysit me when I was a little kid. I am now 35 years old and I still think about her lumpia and pancit. I want some right now.

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Greater Seattle

Authentic Chinese Food in PDX

The salt and pepper squid at Om Seafood is divine.

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Metro Portland

Authentic Chinese Food in PDX

Are you talking about the place on the corner of 82nd and Division? I have always been scared to go in there.

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Metro Portland

A Gourmand With Cash Flow Issues

For cheap food with a local flair there is always the entire food cart scene. It is well documented and there are websites dedicated to tracking the entire city and all the carts.

I love Waffle Window, not a cart per se but a great place to get a good breakfast for a few bucks.

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Metro Portland

Best dinner near Keller Auditorium

Mother's would be a good healthy walk from Keller, maybe about 15-20 minutes. They are a pretty good bargain too. My wife and I had drinks, appetizer, and two entrees for under $100.

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Metro Portland

Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

I have Foster Farms chicken in my refrigerator right now.

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Home Cooking

Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

There are certainly things where that is true for me as well...beer, cheese, bread, meat...

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Home Cooking

Any Good Sites for Buying Herbal Tea?

I have ordered great chamomile from: adagio.com

Of course, I have ordered a ton of great black teas from there as well if you decide to go that route again.

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in General Topics

Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

How about a non-patty minced rabbit dish?

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Home Cooking

Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

Enter this in Google:

我爱美国啤酒

about 22 hours ago
jpc8015 in Home Cooking

Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

The closest Whole Foods to me has an incredible bulk foods, beer, cheese, wine, produce, and tea. I would go every single day if I could.

about 23 hours ago
jpc8015 in Home Cooking

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

A company that size is going to find themselves being sued for one reason or another on a pretty regular basis. By not allowing individual stores to interpret an ambiguous policy they will reduce the amount of time they spend in litigation.

This case in particular is interesting. The store manager failed to enforce a stated policy that the employee undoubtedly agreed to follow. I would assume that Starbucks has taken some form of corrective action against the manager who failed to enforce the policy. Will that be enough to wash their hands of it? A jury probably would not think so.

about 23 hours ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

According to Wikipedia, the greatest and most accurate source known to man, there are about 13,000 Starbucks stores in the US. That means there are 13,000 store managers plus district managers.

That makes for 13,500 - 14,000 bosses all with different opinions on what is offensive and/or appropriate. In a situation like this the company is better off with a policy of none than risk ending up in court because a policy was not evenly enforced.

1 day ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

"no visible tattoos that a reasonable person would find offensive"

This is horribly subjective. Five different people will give you seven different standards on this.

2 days ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

And there lies the problem with our society.

2 days ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Interpreting what is visible is pretty simple...can it be seen at work?

The argument here that permanent eyeliner is a form of tattoo is an interesting one. I don't have an answer for that.

2 days ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

A persons tattoos certainly say something about them. It tells the world about their interests, their hobbies, their motivations, etc...

For instance, my tattoos tell the world that I am a Christian husband and father. My other tattoos tell the world that I listened to way too much Sublime in my youth.

2 days ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

So you are probably aware of the difficulties associated with having thousands of people interpreting and enforcing a policy that includes significant grey area.

Better off going all or nothing.

2 days ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

In a company as big as Starbucks, where you would literally have thousands of people trying to interpret a policy, you have to go to one extreme or the other. Either nothing is allowed or it a complete free for all. Otherwise you end up with uneven enforcement of a policy and open yourself up to lawsuits.

In this case Starbucks has chosen the most conservative approach; no visible tattoos. If they allow this girl towork with her little heart on her hand then the next person will want to have at little cross on their finger. Then some dude s going to want to have something on his forearm. Then someone is going to want something on the back of their neck. Then somebody's chest tattoo gets some extra work one and now it is visible above their collar. Where do you draw the line? If you fire someone because they show up to work looking like Space Ace Frehley but didn't fire the girl with the tattoo on the back of her neck you will find yourself in court. Starbucks is huge, they have better attorneys than any two bit law school dropout on this message board. I promise you that they have done their homework on this.

2 days ago
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Okay then smart guy, where would you draw the kine between what is and what is not an appropriate tattoo in a setting where the policy is no visible tattoos?

Jul 22, 2014
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Do you feel better now?

Jul 21, 2014
jpc8015 in Food Media & News