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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Last night I had one of the most terrifying experiences I can remember.

My daughter is selling chocolate for a school fund raiser, and she and my son went walking down the block door to door selling the chocolates. My in-laws live around the corner, about a 2 minute walk from us, and they asked if they could walk over there to see if the grandparents wanted to buy some. We said sure no problem, just come right back for dinner.

15 minutes passes, they have not returned. We called my in-laws, not there. Called some other people on the block, not there. Walked up and down the route to the in-laws going door to door, nothing doing.

Now its 30 minutes and we are starting to freak out. We decide I will stay home with the sleeping baby, and wait to see if they show up at the house and the wife will drive around the area. Whoever sees the kids first is to immediately call the other. The neighbors and their kids also pitched in, walking around the surrounding blocks looking for our kids.

I grabbed a prayer book and just started praying. The wife called after about 10 or 15 minutes and said they had walked a few blocks over to my brothers house to sell chocolate to them and see their cousins. I think those 10 or 15 minutes of prayer waiting to hear from someone were the longest I can recall.

As soon as I hung up the phone I just broke down. I could barely stand up for a few moments. The whole ordeal was maybe 45 minutes, but the range of emotions and the thoughts that passed through my mind in that time period really took a toll.

Thank G-d everyone was fine, and we explained to the kids very lovingly, but sternly, what they had done wrong and how to make sure not to do that in the future. My daughter was pretty shook up about having worried us like that, and it took some time to calm her down and explain that we were not upset, just worried, and above all glad that she was safe.

It all made me realize how delicate the world is and it served as a reminder to appreciate what we I that much more, thank G-d.

Great outcome. Kind of made me chuckle because I and one of my sisters have pulled a similar stunt (try disney land and shopping mall). In my case I seem to recall being scared shitless (lost in the mall) while my sister got caught up looking at cool shit and buying candy in Disney land (meanwhile my mom is going crazy looking for her with a bunch of little kids in tow). After an hour or so, we find her milling about with candy and ice cream (she didn't share of course).
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Whoo, bro. I couldn't even read the middle bit. I had to jump to the happy ending. There is no feeling like this on earth. I lost my kids in a department store once, its the horror of horrors and you brought it all back.
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Faaaaararrrkk stitchy that is just awful, so glad nothing terrible happened.
Reason number 478 to not have kids.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Wow, Stitch. Scary world out there. I'm betting 50 years ago this would not be an issue. But today, 15 minutes can seem like an eternity. Glad everything turned out alright.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

stitch, I'm glad things worked out.
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Great outcome. Kind of made me chuckle because I and one of my sisters have pulled a similar stunt (try disney land and shopping mall). In my case I seem to recall being scared shitless (lost in the mall) while my sister got caught up looking at cool shit and buying candy in Disney land (meanwhile my mom is going crazy looking for her with a bunch of little kids in tow). After an hour or so, we find her milling about with candy and ice cream (she didn't share of course).

thanks for all your kind words, much appreciated. im glad it was only a scare.
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It's kind of a commentary on how fucked up the world is now. My brother and I used to disappear for hours every afternoon without telling anyone what we were doing or where we were going, and the only thing my mom got agitated about was whether we disappeared before homework was done or came home before dark
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This morning when I left for work, it was cold out. I thought that gave me a good reason to wear one of my heavier weight suits. But then it became 80 degrees Fahrenheit all of a sudden. I wonder what that's all about?
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

No worries; I got your back.

I forgot to mention though the FCM was his creation in answer to Matt schooling him on cast iron pans (of all things!).

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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Groupon in Germany is quite terrible. It all started out as a small startup that copied Groupon's business idea. Since they were the only one in the German market and knew that soon others would follow, they tried to expand extremely quickly (before Groupon branched out to Germany or so). Well, it worked, and Groupon took over. Since they grew so fast, support was lacking. Now some business partners want to sell 500 units of Groupon vouchers. Groupon fucks it up and 2,300 units are sold. So the restaurant (or whatever) is the real fucked one now. On top of that, Groupon's service takes ages to settle it. Anyhoo, all in all, it works out negatively for the business partner.
Moreover, there's lots of very shady business partners that Groupon simply doesn't mind. And by now, 98% of the offers are crap.

At least in the beginning, that was part of the agreement. Groupon had a minimum but not a maximum. The theory being that X number of people needed to buy it before the deal went live. If the restaurant thought they needed at least 100 people to make the volume discount worth it and they only sold 80 groupons, then everybody got their money back and nobody got a coupon. Companies didn't set a max, it was just however many groupon could get sold in 24 hours. It was expected that you could meed the capacity that sold.

Of course they grew to be pretty big and now its unheard of for a deal to not sell enough to go live. You've got millions of people looking at buying dinner at a cute little Mediterranean restaurant with 15 tables. I remember the company that became groupon (either that or a really early imitator) back in 2008 or so...back then it was questionable if deals would actually go live. I think the first one I bought actually got cancelled because not enough people purchased it.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

This morning when I left for work, it was cold out. I thought that gave me a good reason to wear one of my heavier weight suits. But then it became 80 degrees Fahrenheit all of a sudden. I wonder what that's all about?

The sun. It radiates light and energy toward us during the day. This in turn increases the ambient temperature.
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I emailed Groupon and they offered to take care of me. So, that was a nice ending at least.
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Piob and idfnl - please don't respond to each other in this thread. Thanks.
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This is a thread for people to complain about their problems. Please take discussions of cooking implements elsewhere. Thank you.
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Why did you delete the post where things started to go very, very badly for cast iron expert idfnl?
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Why did you delete the post where things started to go very, very badly for cast iron expert idfnl?

Because nobody gives a shit and it cluttered up the thread. Matt, you do realize that you are putting forth effort to establish that you are right and SF's Certified Sasquatch Expert is wrong?

Last time, please, let's move along.
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Because nobody gives a shit and it cluttered up the thread. Matt, you do realize that you are putting forth effort to establish that you, and not the guy with the Finding Bigfoot thread, is correct about something? Last time, please, let's move along.

Good point.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Last night I had one of the most terrifying experiences I can remember.
Stitch, sorry to hear about the scare, but glad all was well.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

So my boss has this "business manager" in his office. She's one of those people who tries to do too much or get cute and ends up fucking up things that wouldn't get fucked up if she just did her job without dreaming up ways to be a pain.

We have our quarterly global meeting in London in a couple months and rather than set the agenda and expect us all to show up, she's taken it upon herself to coordinate our travel so we have the same car service, hotels, etc

I've already told her to leave me out of this, and told my assistant to tell her to fuck off if she tries to change the itinerary I already have, but apparently she was by today to get a copy of it. I don't know wtf she's up to but this will not end well. Everyone has their own travel preferences, affinities, etc and I know that we will all end up hating her rather than giving her the kudos for 'going above and beyond' that she's looking for

I don't even like to take car services in London! Underground much better
This would bother me. I like to make my own travel arrangements, and generally do not travel with other co-workers.
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