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  • #16
    Originally posted by georgewhittington View Post
    Retail workers are already talking about the abuse they have to endure at work, but it looks like the situation isn't getting any better. The worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus is leading to some curious side effects: Store shelves are being stripped bare.
    I think it would be really wise to give every grocery worker still on the job a whopper of a pay bonus. Because if a job becomes 3 times as hard and carries a high risk of contracting a disease, and the pay doesn't rise accordingly, it should be pretty obvious what's gonna happen. There will be a massive food shortage just because all the grocery workers said "fuck this" and then there's nobody to stock your shelves or man your cash registers.

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    • #17
      Its the night shift who stock my local stores (I asked) and they should get paid more anyhow (in my opinion). Working nights affects your immune system to begin with, not a desirable effect lately. I try to treat them nicely (yes, Reality can be nice), and ask then if they've broken down and cried yet (). One of them said to me" we'll catch up", so just to tell him a bad joke, I said " ironically there's no ketchup", and his female co-worker got a stricken look on her face and said "We're out"???! So..........grocery store worker PTSD. As a fellow sufferer of PTSD I felt really guilty lol..

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      • #18
        They should really just divert all the displaced restaurant workers to grocery stores. Since nobody can eat out anymore, all those people are going to grocery stores to get food... that means the grocery workers are doing double duty and the restaurant workers are out of a job going broke. So... temporarily send all those restaurant workers to grocery stores, so they can take the strain off the existing workers and make some survival money.

        Dunno if it's possible, but setting up a grocery delivery system would be ideal. The fact that everyone has to go into crowded grocery stores in order to eat almost defeats the purpose of all these social distancing efforts.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Reality View Post
          I'm surprised there hasn't been any gun-play out there so far (there was a run on gun stores in my neck otw). Regarding the TP situation: at least the hoarders know what they're full of. And also at least: we can wipe our asses on the Trump checks supposedly being sent out.
          With the mobile banking apps these days, you can take a photo of your check instead of physically depositing it. Once the funds are in your account, you can destroy the check however you want.

          Just don't flush 'em, because they could easily clog the sewer pipes.

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          • #20
            And because of the irony: have you 'exponential growth" guys noticed? COVID-19 virus cases have grown exponentially (ask any epidemiologist). True exponential growth is an aberrant threat in Nature, most especially in skin expansion.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by z726 View Post

              With the mobile banking apps these days, you can take a photo of your check instead of physically depositing it. Once the funds are in your account, you can destroy the check however you want.

              Just don't flush 'em, because they could easily clog the sewer pipes.
              Yeah, I was aware of that. My financial group does all that for me. So, I don't have to "sterile" wipe my phone after a transaction.

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              • #22
                Get a toto toilet if you can afford one. They give you heated seats, a full rinse cycle with sanitized water and an air dryer.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by KragDragon View Post
                  I just needed to vent about that because I work at a grocery store and the madness has driven me over the edge. I'm one loony customer away from quitting... even if I was getting paid double to manage the mob, it isn't worth it. I thought maybe after a weekend of utter insanity people would have started to calm down, but no. They're on day five of full blown frenzy mode and show no sign of letting up.
                  I'm going to thank you for the rant, KragDragon. Well said.

                  I once worked retail myself. I learned to remember an important policy. The customer is always right! It's so much EASIER after you realize that. The customer is always right! No doubt about it. You just let everything the customer heaves at you deflect right off of you just like water rolls off of duck's back.

                  Knowing that saves your sanity.

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                  • #24
                    I've become impervious to crazy/bitchy/mean customers... it's just when there's 10x as many of them all buying a month's worth of food at a time, I can't handle it.

                    And yeah, those Toto toilets look nice. Like a Cadillac for your ass. :-P

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Reality View Post
                      And because of the irony: have you 'exponential growth" guys noticed? COVID-19 virus cases have grown exponentially (ask any epidemiologist). True exponential growth is an aberrant threat in Nature, most especially in skin expansion.
                      "Exponential" is the wrong word for what I was trying to explain in that debate. "Proportional" would be more accurate. It's nothing like the spread of a virus. Viruses spread like a wildfire. Skin growth increases like a manufacturing plant hiring more employees.

                      Manufacturing plant: Hire 10% more people, produce 10% more product.

                      Virus: Person A infects person B. Person B infects person C whilst person A infects person D. People ABCD infect EFGH. ABCDEFGH infect IJKLMNOP. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP infect QRSTUVWXYZ123456, and so on. That's what exponential growth looks like, which isn't anything like skin growth. If skin grew exponentially you'd have your foreskin dragging on the floor in a week.

                      So yeah, forget that 'exponential growth" thread, and let's debate the addition of new cells to the penis being proportional to the amount of cells being tensioned. I figure if you increase the amount of cells on your penis by 10%, and you apply tension to those new ones along with the original ones, the amount of new cells being added to your penis should be 10% higher.

                      ...which will be undetectable to the eye because we're talking about the difference between gaining 1.0mm a month, and 1.1mm a month... increased gradually over the course of years. Increased, yes, but you'll never notice it happening because it's so small and gradual.

                      That's the concept I was attempting to explain in the infamous thread but apparently not doing a good job of it.

                      In hindsight, I think my use of the word "rate" was grammatically incorrect and was confusing people. The cell division rate remains the same... there's just increasingly more cells at work and thus more "product" being made proportional to the increase.

                      Perhaps we should start a new thread on the subject, since it's interesting and the previous one got messed up by exponential frustration, lol.

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