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Old 03-21-2014, 04:56 PM   #21
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I couldn't resist taking a pic of this one I saw in a small Alaskan town last summer.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:03 PM   #22
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I couldn't resist taking a pic of this one I saw in a small Alaskan town last summer.
Looks like good training for the next Paralympic Games!
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Looks like someone was mocking laws requiring access for handicapped people.
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On the "safety page" for a 21-inch rotary lawn mower I read this:

"Do not use as a hedge trimmer."

So glad they wrote that in there! How could I have possibly known not to?

Sad to say the reason it is there is that somewhere someone was dumb enough to do that.
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Looks like someone was mocking laws requiring access for handicapped people.
I don't think so. This place is so remote that there is absolutely no chance a person with a wheelchair could ever get near the town, let alone this particular spot.
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I'd add that the soda that comes out of those bulk dispensers is so cheap, it is hardly worth policing. And secondly, according to an article that I read recently, the dispensers are really germy due to the refilled cups touching the dispenser nozzles. So, you might want to buy a bottled drink.
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I know a guy that keeps his Sam's Club soda cup, brings it back to Sams when he shops, and refills it.
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The thing that really drives me crazy lately is every car commercial now has some stupid warning at the bottom like "Professional driver on closed course. Do not attempt." They could show Grandma driving 5 MPH in a parking lot and still show that dumb message.

I think this world would be a much better place if we eliminated all these stupid warnings and let the chips fall where they may. If somebody wants to hold the wrong end of a chainsaw, let them, but they can't sue the manufacturer because of their own stupidity.
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On the "safety page" for a 21-inch rotary lawn mower I read this:

"Do not use as a hedge trimmer."

So glad they wrote that in there! How could I have possibly known not to?

Sad to say the reason it is there is that somewhere someone was dumb enough to do that.
Years ago a guy from purchasing or central supply showed up with serious bandages wrapped on every one of his fingers. He had tried just that.
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With a lot of coffee drinkers having their own cup.... it is a lot easier to fill it up....

Back when I used to buy soda at a local gas station, they did sell an insulated cup.... but, you were supposed to pay for filling it up every day... the fill up was cheaper than getting a new paper cup...


BUT, there is always some place that might not care... my nephew used to carry his big popcorn bucket to the theater and they would fill it up for free... even said they would do it... very few people took it with them so it was not a big deal to them.... got my sister and her family to watch more movies than they normally would...
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Seriously?

I saw this in person today. I realize it wouldn't be posted if they hadn't had issues, but it's awfully sad commentary on people. I remember when there were no free refills at all anywhere...and now evidently some people feel entitled to abuse the privilege?
Unfortunatey, that's what happens when you get millions of people addicted to sugar.
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I saw a wonderful sign when visiting Hains Alaska, in the local park there is a path to the water frequented by bears, down by the water people regularly go to watch the bears and sometimes people fish in the area. There is a sign posted: If A Bear Wants Your Fish, Give It To Him
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I don't think so. This place is so remote that there is absolutely no chance a person with a wheelchair could ever get near the town, let alone this particular spot.
Then, it's a joke.

I see a hand truck at the bottom of the ramp, so perhaps that's what the ramp is for. It would be impossible to push/pull a hand truck while walking either on the steep ramp or the adjacent staircase. So, I would pull a hand truck up with a rope.
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I know a guy that keeps his Sam's Club soda cup, brings it back to Sams when he shops, and refills it.
No doubt that he will RE if not done so already .
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I'd add that the soda that comes out of those bulk dispensers is so cheap, it is hardly worth policing.
While not necessarily inaccurate, this comment reflects misconception on two levels.

First: When you buy a soda at the fast food restaurant or cafeteria, you're paying for the value of having that drink. Value is all about perception. There are myriad case studies where sellers withdrew an inexpensive offering from the market, did a little redressing, and the reintroduced effectively the same product at a substantially higher price-point, turning a poor performing into a profit superstar. Think about the impact on perception - the impact on value - from a customer thinking that the product they just purchased could have simply been taken, or worse a customer witnessing that thing they just paid for being simply taken by someone else.

Second: The cost of a drink at a fast food restaurant or cafeteria necessarily includes the cost of the water, the cost of the syrup, the cost of the cup, the cost of the lid, and the cost of the straw, but also includes part of the cost of the machine, the cost of the staff to maintain the equipment and keep the filling station clean and operable, but most importantly, the cost of customer acquisition. A "thief" isn't a customer, I know, but a casual attitude toward theft may adversely impact the value perceived by actual customers, and may even raise the cost of customer acquisition, if the theft adversely impacts the customers' experience. And remember, something may seem small to you, but multiply it by thousands or tens of thousands - or millions - and small becomes significant.

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And secondly, according to an article that I read recently, the dispensers are really germy due to the refilled cups touching the dispenser nozzles. So, you might want to buy a bottled drink.
Good point and good advice!
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On frozen pizza - "cook before eating".
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LOL. Gotta admit that on my recent trip to FL I stopped at McD's to use their restroom and, as I passed by the soda dispenser, speculated whether those free refills would apply to a spare cup you kept with you in the car. I guess I am disabused of that notion now.
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On frozen pizza - "cook before eating".
That one makes at least some sense: Many people enjoy cold pizza and so someone afflicted by some frugal living ethos may figure that instead of microwaving or baking the pizza as indicated, and then letting it cool off, they'd simply leave it out or leave it in the fridge, even though the safety of the product was only demonstrated when prepared as directed, i.e., cooked through at least once.
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I recall a thread awhile back discussing if it is OK to fill up your cup as you leave the restaurant.
This one ? Big Gulps of "Free" Coffee: What do you think? Yes, it does relate to the OP.

A song comes to mind. The video images of signs are also pretty funny.
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On frozen pizza - "cook before eating".
They might need another warning on it: "Remove pizza from box before cooking." One night a few years ago, a neighbor down the hall in my co-op apartment building somehow forgot to take the frozen pizza out of the cardboard box before he put it into the oven. The cardboard caught fire, of course, and he called the fire department which caused a big commotion in my building, especially on my floor. There was no damage to any of the adjacent apartments although I do not know if there was any damage inside the absent-minded neighbor's apartment.
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