Things you just don't get

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  1. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    I don't get why my department director has hired managers he obviously doesn't trust. He had knee replacement surgery yesterday, and he called to check in while he was still in the recovery room. Then he called again this morning. He does the same thing any time he's away from the office - vacation, illness, etc. - and it's often multiple calls per day. Given he's the director, I can understand the need to check in if he's going to be out for long stretches, but if you can't trust the managers under you to run the office for a couple of days without being checked up on, you made a poor decision at some point along the way.


    I don't think you and I have the same definition of "from scratch."
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Some form of homemade pasta with ground meat vs. Hamburger Helper? I mean, with HH you have to brown the ground meat and then simmer the noodles. If you do it homemade style it actually takes less time as you can brown the ground meat while you boil the pasta. Additionally, HH box is what? $3 bucks or so and has how much pasta? A box of pasta and some tomato sauce will make 2-3 portions of HH and the ground meat is a wash as both recipes will need it.

    I think people often perceive things as you've posted here but I think a moment's thought shows much of this is not reality. Sure, nothing is faster than Ramen noodles or opening a can, but I think many similar dishes are about the same.

    Maybe we can blame Big Advertising? ;)
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    What is hamburger helper?
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for that. I knew the commercials, but not the concept. In the end they talk about preparing Chicken Helper with canned chicken instead of fresh. I imagine this is among those things you don't understand, but WTF is canned chicken?
     


  6. MrG

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    Ah, I think I misunderstood your point, as we seem to have different definitions of "from scratch." I'm pretty sure I'm with you on the point you were making. To me, "from scratch" means you buy all the raw ingredients and create what you're going to cook, so I was thinking you expected people to do that, rather than cook decent pre-made stuff. I couldn't fathom how you thought a poor single parent was going to buy the gear they'd need to make pasta and then find the time to do it.
     


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    Is it local?
     


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    Damn, missed that. Canned chicken? Wonder if it's like canned tuna?


    Lol, yeah, that would be OTT. I guess there's levels and then there's levels.
     


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    And uber free range and organic. His name was Peter, and he had lots of friends.
     


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    i'm guessing canned chicken exists because companies know that some idiot soccer mom is going to see it on a shelf and think "omg! This must be what one uses to make chicken salad! I should get some."
     


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    I love these threads where all the people with no kids talk about how lazy all the people with kids are.
     


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