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Old 05-04-2018, 05:30 PM   #1
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Woman claims restaurant manager came to home after she left 3-star review on Yelp


http://www.fox5ny.com/news/woman-cla...review-on-yelp
 
Old 05-04-2018, 08:09 PM   #2
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I like the one where if you gave bad review they charged you more.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 08:16 PM   #3
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We are a society of stupid.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 11:11 PM   #4
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We are a society of stupid.
Optimist.
 
Old 05-06-2018, 08:15 AM   #5
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obviously ringing the customer's bell at night is improper (or any sort of action after having received a less-than-perfect review), but i feel for small restaurant startups that are really depending on online reviews to get a foothold.
how many do you see in your neighborhood, thinking: poor sods, they will be gone again in a year or so...?
here's the page with the reviews, i like what this woman wrote:
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my review isn't five stars because I'm worried Mr. Porchetta is going to do a late night visit to my home otherwise (I do accept free pizza donations however at any hour), but it's five stars because I honestly think the news really nailed these guys to a cross.
 
Old 05-14-2018, 07:30 AM   #6
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Reading the restaurant's reply, I can imagine it happening as they described - most of that industry keeps strange hours and the manager could have dashed out to replace the order without thinking about what people with normal sleep cycles would think about the time, or about how hir actions could be interpreted. I was once called around 2AM with a simple, non-urgent question by a friend who was a London cab driver - it wasn't until some minutes later, after he'd called someone else to check, that he twigged how late it was.

It was, at least, an error of judgement on the manager's part, and a scary experience for the customer. Otoh I suspect that manager is unlikely to repeat the offence, and it did generate some free publicity. If they did it again I'd probably avoid them, but as it is, if they ever increase their delivery radius to about 4,000 miles I might give them a try, based on the other reviews.
 
Old 05-14-2018, 11:28 PM   #7
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it did generate some free publicity.
that's a more positive way of looking at it.
i wonder if someone wrote an article on the aftermath...
 
Old 05-18-2018, 11:34 AM   #8
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We are a society of stupid.
I think it's hardly unfair nor cynical to note people are often stupid; but how does the beholder (not you, anyone) react? Will he turn away feeling disgust and smug superiority? I have become appalled by all the jokes I see from "smart" people (not necessarily people who are actually intellectuals, but people who in any case identify with "smart" people) suggesting that "stupid" people should be killed or sterilized (e.g., removed from the gene pool). One sees it quite often in the work of Scott Adams, both inside and outside the Dilbert strip (example: "That is the stupidest question ever! Do NOT have children!") and in those Darwin Awards. These people have come to disturb me more than the ones they mock. [ahem] Not that you said such a thing. It was just on my mind.

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Old 05-18-2018, 09:17 PM   #9
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I do not think that anyone here is seriously arguing eugenics, which has been long discredited and, when it was a real thing, conflated sociological and cultural characteristics with inherited ones. For example, if you read books from the late 1800s, you will see references to the "English race," the "German race," the "Spanish race," and so on. Today, most persons recognize that those are different cultures, not different "races."

[RANT]

When I say, "we are a society stupid," I am stating that our American society itself, not necessarily the individuals who comprise it, has become stupi--er, less than optimal.

And, thanks to "social media," the general underfunding of public education, the accenting of STEM to the detriment of social sciences (history, literature, civics, etc.), the overall decline of book larnin', and a number of other factors, it's getting stupider by the day. (I got nothing against STEM, it's the detriment part I object to.)

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Old 05-21-2018, 06:23 PM   #10
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When I say, "we are a society stupid," I am stating that our American society itself, not necessarily the individuals who comprise it, has become stupi--er, less than optimal.

And, thanks to "social media," the general underfunding of public education, the accenting of STEM to the detriment of social sciences (history, literature, civics, etc.), the overall decline of book larnin', and a number of other factors, it's getting stupider by the day.
I'm just a faltering old fool and am apt to wayward wandering of the weeds in my ramblings, but I agree as a society were are getting dumbereer and think this makes the case in an off-topic post about newbies using pre-rolled distos as opposed to one where you build your system from the ground up.

People are getting so used to having things done for them there's no need to learn how. I won't furnish further examples for fear of appearing arrogant.
 
Old 05-22-2018, 12:04 PM   #11
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I'm just a faltering old fool and am apt to wayward wandering of the weeds in my ramblings, but I agree as a society were are getting dumbereer and think this makes the case in an off-topic post about newbies using pre-rolled distos as opposed to one where you build your system from the ground up.

People are getting so used to having things done for them there's no need to learn how. I won't furnish further examples for fear of appearing arrogant.
Ehh. I think it's impossible to call people stupid without appearing arrogant, regardless of whether they are stupid, so you might as well proceed.

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think this makes the case in an off-topic post about newbies using pre-rolled distos as opposed to one where you build your system from the ground up.
If pre-rolled means assembled by a designer who wasn't you, I have the impression the vast majority of distros are pre-rolled--everything on Distrowatch, for instance. If that's the case, you just insulted most Linux users.
 
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Ehh. I think it's impossible to call people stupid without appearing arrogant, regardless of whether they are stupid, so you might as well proceed.
Please point out precisely where I called anybody "stupid". You're the only one who used the term and italics to emphasize some people are indeed "stupid".


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If pre-rolled means assembled by a designer who wasn't you, I have the impression the vast majority of distros are pre-rolled--everything on Distrowatch, for instance. If that's the case, you just insulted most Linux users.
Did I strike a sore spot?


I wasn't attempting to insult anyone, and while tempted to do so extensively am on my best behavior here.

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:14 PM   #13
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I like appearing stupid.

It puts people off their gaurd and one can learn more about them .
My kids taught me this method.
I was just being played. Thinking I was smart.
Go figure.

Oh Yeah. I think the woman who is the basis of this thread could have cut someone a break.
Seems to be a judgmental type to me with not a optimistic bone in her body.

Reminds me of time as a kid when little sister told Mom. " Shoot Him! Shoot Him"
Referring to the drunk crashed in our chicken coop.
Good thing Mom didn't listen to little sister.

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Old 05-22-2018, 09:43 PM   #14
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I like appearing stupid.

It puts people off their gaurd and one can learn more about them .
My kids taught me this method.
I was just being played. Thinking I was smart.
Go figure.
Before weaving my way back from the weeds, it's a very useful tactic I occasionally employ to see just how far a person will go, thinking they're pulling something over on me. I believe the only other time I've used the word stupid here was when I was recently saying how I knew my friend pompus_ninja wasn't. He was playing a variant of the game and why I can relate to him.

The distros I was referring to using as opposed to pre-rolled were Slack, Gentoo, and Linux from Scratch. If that insults most Linux users you can fight that out among yourselves.

The examples in mind and didn't provide were that of being able to tell time on an analog watch and make change from a $20. Pompous and presumptive intellectual poser I pretend.

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Old 05-24-2018, 02:07 AM   #15
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When I say, "we are a society stupid," I am stating that our American society itself, not necessarily the individuals who comprise it, has become stupi--er, less than optimal.

And, thanks to "social media," the general underfunding of public education, the accenting of STEM to the detriment of social sciences (history, literature, civics, etc.), the overall decline of book larnin', and a number of other factors, it's getting stupider by the day. (I got nothing against STEM, it's the detriment part I object to.)
i'm glad to hear something like this from a US citizen.
i have my own strong opinions about these things, but often find them reflected by other sources: a conversation with a relative, a movie...
it seems to be a downward spiral of politics cutting down on basic social services like schooling, social inequality growing as a result, things getting even more corporate, elections resembling a TV wrestling match etc...
unbelievable to watch from a european perspective. mind you, europe isn't exactly some sort of socialist paradise, but common sense seems to have pulled the brakes at appropriate junctions, in most countries, more or less. and in the long run, the economy benefits, too.

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I think it's impossible to call people stupid without appearing arrogant
unless you include yourself in that statement, as in: i'm just as stupid as everybody else...

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I like appearing stupid.

It puts people off their gaurd and one can learn more about them .
My kids taught me this method.
+1 to that!

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