Yesterday I came home from work and found my street blocked off by at least a dozen cop cars. I saw on the news today that someone in my neighborhood was shot and killed in broad daylight. It happened minutes before I got home. I don’t know what I’m feeling right now.
GMan003:Who tf is getting by with a single square?
I use three squares at a time. Maybe two if I'm just doing a spot-check, but first wipe is always three. And that's with the good stuff, when I was using single-ply I was double-folding five squares at once to get proper coverage. I can't imagine doing anything with a single square.
And it's not like I'm wasting tons of it because I made it through all of 2020 on just five rolls, don't try and tell me I'm using too much.
Weird math is involved with toilet paper sizes and quality. Are you using double rolls, family rolls, super rolls, jumbo rolls, mega rolls, quadruple mega ultra rolls, or those mythical “single rolls” that brands of toilet paper always claim to be bigger than but are only sold at the dollar tree? 12 rolls of mega-size toilet paper is the equivalent of 49 regular rolls of some other brand, after all! Or something.
I could maybe see someone getting by with using 4 squares of something like Charmin Ultra, but in my house it’s either Fiora, Kirkland Signature, or the Dollar General version of a better brand. Someday I will have the cash money to buy fancy toilet paper.
JitterbugJive:also like, do they never have problems with number 2? Because it's not always the same amount or consistency and sometimes you need like 20 fuckin squares just to get everything, otherwise you get a rash or somethin'
It’s like they’ve never eaten at a cheap taco place in their lives.
Also, people actually count how many squares they use? I don’t. I use what I need without thinking too much about it.
~4 squares isn’t nearly enough if you’re using that cheap 1 ply stuff.
JitterbugJive:Even worse still I remember way back when I was in a daycare, the daycare lady said we could only use one. Hell on earth. (I was smart though, I knew they couldn't count how many I used cuz it's not like they were watching me or counting the TP)
It’s hard to believe that people would expect small children to have enough self-discipline to use only ONE square of TP. Was the head of the daycare center Mr. Krabs?
Portable rechargeable fans that go around your neck are the best things to have ever happened to people like me who always find themselves working at hot-ass job sites.
Also, you’re technically not supposed to wear headphones on the factory floor, but today I wore Bluetooth earbuds hidden under a headscarf under the mandatory hairnet and no one noticed or cared. Listening to podcasts made my job much more tolerable lol
WynautWarrior:Despite how entertaining this thread has been, I think a lot of us need to be reminded that trope =/= bad.
Yeah there are tropes out there that are executed poorly but a trope just means something that happens in fiction a lot. That does not automatically mean it's bad. There are plenty of ways the mind control trope is used, and most of the time (at least from what I've seen) it's been handled well. One example I can think of is when Luigi became Mr. L in Super Paper Mario.
It doesn't really come down to whether or not something is a trope, it comes down to how it's executed. Tropes can be executed both very well and very poorly.
To piggyback off this, there’s some tropes discussed in here that I genuinely enjoy when they’re done well. Some tropes can irritate people because it’s common for them to be done lazily and/or incompetently. For example, I honestly like the mind control trope but I can see how it could be done carelessly, and why it wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste.
However, there are plenty of tropes that are rooted in prejudice and outdated beliefs that would be annoying enough to get people to close the book as soon as they see them lol. For example, the profoundly bleak boomer humor I mentioned earlier about married couples having nothing in common and hating each other’s existence.
Jaycee Storm:I really hate it when shows/movies/etc. kill off major characters just to yank on the viewer/reader's heartstrings.
Sometimes I'm like "okay hold on wtf you just got rid of one of my fav characters just for the sake of sentiment? WTF IS THIS BULLSHIT?!"
I understand that killing off a likeable major character in a tragic manner is used to make things more emotional, but you ain't gotta go that far just to evoke emotion.
I mean, there are plenty of ways to evoke emotion besides something that drastic, morbid, and irreversible. Certain characters are the reason I enjoy a certain media franchise to begin with, and losing said characters would make me less eager to continue watching/reading/etc.
Character deaths can work if the story is carefully written, but a lot of the time the inclusion of this trope strikes me as emotionally manipulative because it feels like a low-effort way to make the audience respond to a work. If the story is about a dog and it’s not a lighthearted fluff piece for children, it ALWAYS dies at the end of the story to make some point about the meaning of life or whatever. I hate it. Disney movies are repeat offenders.
Edit: meant to write “emotionally manipulative”. Idk why I forgot to type it and just wrote “emotionally” by itself lol
^ Yep, this is exactly why I specifically described them as “bleak.” It used to be extremely common for people to be coerced into marriage by society because they got pregnant, for religious reasons, social pressure, etc. Women were viewed as the property of men for a long, long time. I’m happy that these tropes stopped being funny, and I’m glad that I currently live in a world where I as a woman was able to propose to my male spouse without people shitting their pants over the “implications” of such an act.
I used to work at Spirit back in 2015. There's a rant incoming because my experience working there was a disaster, but in short, I think you dodged a bullet by having it be too far away for you to work at. Keep it as a fun place to visit around Halloween. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from its payroll. If you do decide to work there at some point, I genuinely hope that your experience is better than mine was. The work environment seems highly variable by location and management, but I'd still be careful.
I learned the hard way that Spirit is much, much more enjoyable to visit than it is to work there. I thought it would be fun because I love Halloween, too, but it was legitimately the worst job I've ever had. To give you an idea of how bad, I currently work a monotonous production line at a plastic factory in swelteringly hot conditions, and getting through the day at Spirit was harder. It wasn't bad because of the general duties of stocking, but because of the hostile work environment I had to deal with. It could be because my store was horribly mismanaged, but my coworkers were all extremely mean to each other and no one ever wanted to do their jobs. It got to the point where management had to post a sign in the back room telling people to "stop treating their job like high school." Someone got fired for using hard drugs on the clock. Someone else got fired for regularly hiding in the costume racks in the back room and sleeping in them. But one of my coworkers was best friends with the manager, and apparently it was okay for her to use the store as her personal daycare for her 7 kids under the age of 9. Stocking shelves while trying to avoid screaming, visibly dirty children is really something else. Add that to the animatronic monsters being triggered constantly, and the store atmosphere was RELENTLESS SCREAMING. I used to compare it to working at the daycare in hell. The noise was so bad that I came home with migraines after each shift.
One of the customers yelled at me for not being able to magically conjure Wolverine claws from the back room. Some old people got mad at me because the store didn't stock fog juice in the exact quantity they wanted. There's something cosmically absurd about being publicly yelled at over things like fake crime scene tape, plastic skeletons, and zombie face paint. I'm not good with customer service and people wear me out. I don't know if you're the same way, but as a fellow autistic person, bending over backwards to fulfill the shifting whims of the public is far more exhausting to me than physical labor. At least I know exactly what to expect at the plastic factory. At Spirit, life was like a box of chocolates, but every other piece was filled with poop and you didn't know which was which.
PS: The Halloween masks at Spirit are FUCKING GROSS because everyone and their grandma tries them on at the store. They also throw them all over the floor in piles. If you buy one, you better clean it out REAL GOOD, because who even knows what kind of bacteria cultures are growing inside them.
PPS: I was the only person working there who actually liked Halloween. There was no end to the madness
I gravely dislike the bumbling guy who hates his wife because she’s a “nag” and he’s always trying to get away from her. They can’t stand each other, but they’re still together for some reason. It’s always played for laughs, but it’s extremely bleak. So many people think that this is what marriage or a long term relationship is like, and it doesn’t have to be this way. I usually see this in older sitcoms and comic strips, but there’s still some holdover because the attitude remains, especially in the older and/or more conservative population.
My new job starts within less than an hour of the time of this post. I’m freaking out a little. It’s just factory work making blow-molded plastic containers and I’m not sure what to expect. Im mostly annoyed with myself for being so worried whenever I start something new.
Edit: all I’m doing is putting empty spray bottles into a box. It’s not that bad, it’s just hot in here. So far I don’t have to deal with people’s BS and personal problems like I did at my old job because it’s loud and there’s no time to talk to anyone.
Iris-Grimoire:I was really into watching people tear Video Brinquedo movies apart many years ago, I think they somehow made money off of parents not knowing what was the real DVD and picking the cheaper one. I still found them in supermarkets long after DVDs fell out of style, so it very much worked.
Yes, Ratatoing has siblings. I don't remember if the Kung Fu Panda ripoff is from them, but I know they did also a Cars and a Bee Movie ripoff, and some other stuff.
Fooling people into buying shit-tier ripoffs of better movies is definitely still scammy, and it's unfortunate that the plan worked out. I'm surprised that anyone on earth bought them, but that's how things go, I guess. I have heard of some extremely poor-quality animated films being fronts for money laundering operations (For example, "Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa" has been accused of being part of a scheme), so that's why I brought it up. Idk if it's just a conspiracy theory, though.
Also "Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa" is horrible beyond description.