“London’s just one of those places where you know, you can be very strange and fucked up and no one really cares. No one really cares, I mean, like any place that’s like so-called bright lights and big city, it’s got an undercurrent of loneliness inside, there’s a desperation to it.”—Annabel Chong (via godiseven)
“‘I’ve never been homophobic and I like flirting with gay guys; they’re easier to flirt with than women. I flirt with my gay friends quite happily, even in front of my wife. They like it if you are a bit cheeky and touchy-feely; it’s fun and more slapstick,’ he said in an interview with the British edition of Glamour magazine. ‘Once I had to kiss three guys; real full-on snogs. I think every man should snog another man. A kiss is so much more than physical touching; we laughed about it at the time, but there was no passion.’”—
It just shows a few pictures to showcase the difference between models in Playboy during the early heydays of the magazine to the models that we now commonly associate with Playboy. The women go from real, natural looking women to the blonde, tanned, heavily made up and obviously fake boobed models. Like, painfully obvious. The second one from the bottom…her boobs look like floating orbs.
The back in the day girls looked like they were having more fun with it, too.
“Firefly fans will see me, do a double take, stop, nod and say ‘Captain’ with an air of ‘I know what you’ve been through. I’ve been there too’. A guy did it to me in a furniture store the other day. I was walking by, and he saw me, stopped, stood up straight, and said, ‘Captain,’ and I nodded and said, ‘As you were.’”—Nathan Fillion, Entertainment Weekly (via randy-giles)
I’m a smoker and I would be beyond pissed off if I found out my partner was doing this! Very very very creepy!
why? I understand if you like smoking, you’ll of course smoke. but say the patches did work and you wouldn’t…
I used to smoke and I agree that this would make me incredibly angry. Smoking is a personal choice and it’s so unfair to make the decision yourself about somebody else’s lifestyle. If you do not agree with your partner smoking then you have 3 options 1) Talk to them rationally about it, 2)Do not date them if you hate smoking so much ,3) Accept them for their flaws because you love them.
Not lying to them, not technically assaulting them. Because that would make you (in my eyes) such an awful partner
did you not read a word I said or?
I said I’d break up with them, and if for whatever reason I couldn’t (this is purely hypothetical ‘cause I can’t think of a reason that would make me stay with a person that smokes in front of me even if they know about my lung problems) then I would
it ONLY applies if they do it in front of me, like I already said. If you choose to smoke in front of me when you know about my health history, then that makes you (in my eyes) such an awful partner
I’ve had partners who didn’t like me smoking before, and if I liked them enough to see it going anywhere then I have quit before, or at least not done it in front of them. Like you said, you can’t be around smoke for health reasons so if your partner was all ‘whatever, I’m gonna keep smoking anyway’ then they’re a douche and you should break up with them. But the sneakily putting patches on people, while well intentioned, would be, to me at least, taking away my autonomy which is of utmost importance to me in a relationship and would totally be a reason to break up with someone.
Sneakily doing anything in a relationship is bad and will most likely lead to break ups.
I work at Maccas, and it isn’t quite as awful as you would believe. In fact, the thing that pisses me off the most? The customers. Now let me tell you, I am the queen of passive-aggressive retaliation and not filling your fries up to the top or giving you the oldest burger in the holding area is just the start. There’s nothing you can do about it because although it will annoy you, there isn’t anything to really complain to my manager about. So in order for us both to have a happier McDonalds experience, I’ve come up with a few points that are in your best interests to follow:
Please remember the entire time that I’m not stupid. I know there is this myth that anyone who works in McDonalds must have an IQ below 60 or something but it’s really not true - most of the people I work with are, like me, in university or just wanted to travel a bit and Maccas is one of the best companies to do that with. So no talking slowly at me, and if I ask you to repeat yourself it’s more likely that you were mumbling (it’s amazing how many customers actually do) or because I have other people taking orders right next to me, a machine bleeping behind me and a manager shouting something along the lines of “plain cheeseburger” every 30 seconds.
Please don’t come to my till just because you don’t understand my colleague’s accent or think they can’t speak English. If there’s a language barrier I’ll step in, but it’s so rude just to dismiss them if they ask you to repeat yourself. Can I just ask how much Slovakian, Spanish or Vietnamese you speak?
Don’t come up to my till still speaking on your phone. This is pretty self explanatory - it’s just rude.
If you have any vouchers/discount cards/student cards etc, present them before you place your order - if I put your order through then you give me that voucher I have to void what I’ve already put through and if I do so many in a day I get given a training slip. Obviously one or two voids isn’t a problem but I work in London in a touristy area, so inevitably there’s going to be a few language barriers throughout my shift that will mean voiding items, eating heavily in to my allowance. Think before you open your mouth.
If you’re unsure of the price then ask me. Don’t order a Big Mac and fries, be surprised at how cheap it is and then say ‘oh I’ll make it a meal please.’ See above explanation on voids. Just to make it easier - all standard medium meals are £4.09. Add 30p on for milkshakes and 30p for large meals. Burger and fries/ burger and drink will nearly always be £3.48. Bonus tip! Don’t say you don’t want it as a meal and then go on to order a burger, fries and a drink. I will charge you separately because I’m not in the mood to void it for you, so you get charged more.
Chicken products and any grill items eg. a Big Mac with no pickles, take time to make, especially the latter. Don’t bitch at me over how long it’s taking - it’s being cooked from scratch and I’m not the one doing the cooking. However, I do have a timer on my till so if it’s starting to take longer than I expect it to (note that that’s how much time I expect it to because I know how long these things take better than you do) then I will go check on it in the kitchen. If you’re in a rush or for some reason really need to know then feel free to ask, but do it politely. Remember that after I’ve pressed those buttons on my till I don’t have anything to do with your order until it’s time to put it together, but I do keep an eye on it and I won’t forget about you.
Don’t place your order and then forget I exist. By the time I’ve shouted ‘sir’ at you for the fifth time to try to pass you your drink or your change it gets pretty frustrating.
If I say your order will be 2 minutes, I mean 2 minutes. Don’t just go and sit down, and especially don’t do this if you’ve just ordered a standard medium meal because once I’ve taken your money I will have your food bagged and ready to hand to you in less than a minute. Most likely I will ask you to take a seat if I know it will be a while or at least tell me you’re going to sit down. Otherwise it’s just rude when I turn my back for 2 minutes to complete your order and you’re not there. Also, keep an eye out for when I call for your attention to say your meal is ready - repeat after me ‘I am not your personal fucking waitress service’ and I will NOT be bringing it over to you. If I was, I would be on a better wage and I’d be getting tipped. Bonus tip! Be friendly the whole way through and most likely I will offer to bring it over to you if it’s going to be more than a couple of minutes, complete with the sauces that you want.
Flirting with me will not get you a free burger.
Mostly just remember that under this horrible brown uniform there is a real person, not some mindless automaton. I deserve to be treated with respect, as do my colleagues, even if the stereotype of us all being idiots was true. Be friendly and I will be friendly back - you have no idea how much a lovely customer brightens up your day if you’ve had a string of difficult ones. It is super appreciated - if someone gives me that much needed laugh, I tend to give them a larger portion of fries.