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I guess I have too sunny and optimistic of a disposition cause me to mishear lyrics of songs. In "Sludge Factory" Layne Staley sings "Now the body of one soul I adore wants to die / You have always told me you'd not live past twenty-five / I say stay long enough to repay all who cause strife." I always thought he was saying "stay long enough to repay all you've caused strife." In other words, I thought he was advising the person to do kind deeds before passing on to the afterlife. But no he was not advising that at all it seems like.
post #21242 of 24089
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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post

Seems like the common thread to all these stories of complicated exams is that L'inc's students are pussies.


Well, he is teaching intro to logic.

post #21243 of 24089
For the first time in human history we have a generation of young people who've never known a world where you don't show your loyalty to a sports team by putting your gloved hands really close together to reveal the logo of your team. How crazy is that?
post #21244 of 24089
Had one of the most bizarre encounters of my life. These two salesmen are at the door, smiling creepily. One asks me if I'm a nice person, I say "Um, sure..." and he said "okay then you can have this 2 liter of Coke." He asked "Would you get mad if we cleaned your carpets for free to promote our new business?" I said "Not interested." He said, "But would you get mad?" I said, "Yes." He said "Okay, can we have that two liter of Coke to show to one of your neighbors?" I said "sure, bye." There is nothing wrong with a good ole fashioned carpet cleaning business but the sales pitch made me suspect they had autism. The assistant who looked exactly like Jean Michel Basquiat just smiled at me and didn't blink for the entire exchange. WTF?
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post


My copyright professor had a unique deal that allowed us to actually write on the question if we felt another answer choice or interpretation in the question may allow for a different choice and occasionally he would throw out a question or give a student credit if he raised an issue the professor hadn't thought of. You would think it would be a recipe for disaster, but it actually worked pretty well.

Had a teacher do this - let the students write one of the tests (was for extra credit for reading a related book that wasnt required). You could make it as easy or as hard as you wanted to. Of course some students were dicks and did questions only they knew answers to, or also wrote questions but then accidently put the wrong answer (which you would have to write to get the answer correct, even thought it was actually wrong). next to the question was the students name who proposed the question, so you could yell at them after the test.

post #21246 of 24089
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post

Had one of the most bizarre encounters of my life. These two salesmen are at the door, smiling creepily. One asks me if I'm a nice person, I say "Um, sure..." and he said "okay then you can have this 2 liter of Coke." He asked "Would you get mad if we cleaned your carpets for free to promote our new business?" I said "Not interested." He said, "But would you get mad?" I said, "Yes." He said "Okay, can we have that two liter of Coke to show to one of your neighbors?" I said "sure, bye." There is nothing wrong with a good ole fashioned carpet cleaning business but the sales pitch made me suspect they had autism. The assistant who looked exactly like Jean Michel Basquiat just smiled at me and didn't blink for the entire exchange. WTF?

Maybe these guys

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CoCEc5B1M8Y
post #21247 of 24089
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post

Had one of the most bizarre encounters of my life. These two salesmen are at the door, smiling creepily. One asks me if I'm a nice person, I say "Um, sure..." and he said "okay then you can have this 2 liter of Coke." He asked "Would you get mad if we cleaned your carpets for free to promote our new business?" I said "Not interested." He said, "But would you get mad?" I said, "Yes." He said "Okay, can we have that two liter of Coke to show to one of your neighbors?" I said "sure, bye." There is nothing wrong with a good ole fashioned carpet cleaning business but the sales pitch made me suspect they had autism. The assistant who looked exactly like Jean Michel Basquiat just smiled at me and didn't blink for the entire exchange. WTF?

I had some of those people show up, and foolishly let them inside. The supervisor left, to go harass other houses presumably. His assistant clearly had no interest in being there, probably had realized the whole thing was a scam and just wanted to go home. She went through this totally desultory demonstration, basically telling me that it was ok to ignore her and do other stuff. She just needed to do the demo or he'd yell at her.


I was stuck between feeling bad for her and wondering if they were trying to case my place for a future robbery.


They also gave me a roll of paper towels.
post #21248 of 24089
It was prolly one liter of Coke and one liter of rohypnol
post #21249 of 24089
That's one of the oldest sales tricks, the take away. Here's a gift so let me in. What? You won't let me in? Well I'm taking back my gift. Don't you want to let me in now?
post #21250 of 24089
I don't want a large farva. I want a goddamn litre o' cola!
post #21251 of 24089
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

That's one of the oldest sales tricks, the take away. Here's a gift so let me in. What? You won't let me in? Well I'm taking back my gift. Don't you want to let me in now?

And, like a lot of sales tricks, it sounds absolutely ridiculous when you describe what's actually happening. smile.gif The key is to pull off the trick without the other person realizing it.
post #21252 of 24089
After he demanded the pop back I was going to ask if I was no longer considered a nice person, and then slam the door in his face, but that would've been too cruel.

Speaking of possible scams, I bought a a $50 pack of meat from Omaha Steaks out of curiosity. It seemed to be not a terrible deal, like 9 meals worth of protein.
Edited by Big Pun - 2/3/16 at 1:48pm
post #21253 of 24089
We don't get too many salespeople coming to our door, but most of them come from the "pity me and my hard-knock life story" school of door-to-door sales (mostly for magazine subscriptions). As far as I can tell, the only sales strategy these people are taught is to 1) have a story of personal woe (single motherhood seems to be popular) coupled with 2) the ability to speak almost forever without stopping to take a breath (which would give the other person a split second to say "no thanks").
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post

After he demanded the pop back I was going to ask if I was no longer considered a nice person, and then slam the door in his face, but that would've been too cruel.

Speaking of possible scams, I bought a a $50 pack of meat from Omaha Steaks out of curiosity. It seemed to be not a terrible deal, like 9 meals worth of protein.



We were gifted some once.  The steaks were good - not the best I have ever had, but better than average.  They're just going to spam the hell out of you to buy more.

 

Edit: they also do the obnoxious JAB style 32583257238957% off type advertising.

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