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>> No. 423374 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 10:04 pm
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New weekend thread. First weekend of the year edition.

How's it going, lads?
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>> No. 423375 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 10:16 pm
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The gym was absolutely packed yesterday and as a result I felt like I rushed my sets and I've knackered something in one of my arms.

I'm going back to going at 1am, fuck this
>> No. 423376 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 10:20 pm
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I'm constantly bored and I don't know what to do with my free time. I want money, but no one will give me any. Luther's an okay show but it would be better if it took place 25 years into the future, just because of how outlandish all the crimes are. The replacement phone screen I took ages to install is knackered or something in my phone is.

Everything's shit.
>> No. 423377 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 10:20 pm
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>>423374
Not bad thanks. Managed to survive the first three days back at work, although the first two were quite sketchy.

Looking forward to the weekend.
>> No. 423378 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 10:27 pm
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>>423375
>I've knackered something in one of my arms

Is it wise going back to the gym before you've fully recovered?

>>423377
I hope you said goodbye to your colleagues when you finished for the day.
>> No. 423379 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 11:02 pm
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>>423378
I made a point today of greeting everyone cheerily and wishing them a good weekend when they left. I was the last one to leave the office.
>> No. 423380 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 11:11 pm
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>>423379

I'm very gregarious in the office - I chat in the kitchenette, ask people about their weekend, offer to get people things from the shops and always go around saying goodbye at the end of the day.

I work from home. My girlfriend left me. She says I need professional help. I think she means I should get a secretary. With all the socialising I do at work, It's a wonder anything gets done. It's OK, Keith has everything under control. Keith is a stapler. I like Keith. Always reliable, always gets the job done. Except when he's run out of staples.
>> No. 423381 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 11:22 pm
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>>423380
Honestly, it was the loneliness that used to get to me when I worked from home; ended up finding local cafes and places to eat lunch just to get out and actually see people.
>> No. 423384 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 4:51 pm
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I was in Aldi earlier and the man in front of me in the queue was taking pictures on his phone of the 'packing station' signs. Very strange.
>> No. 423385 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 5:55 pm
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>>423384

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on8IqTgkGxE
>> No. 423388 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 10:39 pm
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Eh, 2019 ain't all that bad so far. I told myself I was going to give the flat a proper good clean\sort so it sparkles with the new year but I'm still slowly working my way through and doing a half arsed job of it. The biggest obstacle is the more I do the more I notice there's other little details that need to be done so I end up sitting down and having a cup of tea rather than having to think about it. I'm not living like an animal, I just want everything to get cleaned now that I won't have the motivation to do for 12 months.

Sage politely ticked for particularly uninteresting conversation.

>>423385
It was a bit jarring how when he got inside it had the exact layout of an Aldi I used to go to. You'd think the lack of independent experimentation and local adaptation would bite them in the arse.
>> No. 423390 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 11:09 pm
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ACTUALLY WENT TO GYM TODAY

And it wasn't heaving at all, as per the norm at this time of year.
>> No. 423391 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 11:12 pm
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>>423385
Does Jack still make his horrifying cookery videos?
>> No. 423398 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 1:25 pm
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It's my girlfriend's birthday coming up soon and I am dreading it. She's in her thirties and she still views birthdays the same way a child does, so she inevitably has a massive sulk due to being underwhelmed that reality doesn't match up to the expectations of the super special day she's picturing in her head and the world hasn't stopped to focus on her. This invariably starts when she opens the present from her dad (>>/job/2552 and >>/job/5948) as he'll have either got her nothing whatsoever or some really cheap tat from the likes of Primark or B&M; he walked out when she was about 6 so there will be tears over the fact he hasn't made any effort. I'll most likely get shouted at for not making enough of an effort at some point. She turns into an absolute monster on her birthday.
>> No. 423399 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 1:49 pm
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>>423398

God, that sounds grim. You'd think she'd have learned by now. Good luck, m8.
>> No. 423400 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 2:08 pm
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I decided to get back into keto. It's one of those things I don't tell people in real life as plenty of people think it's a dangerous or silly fad diet type thing. That's not helped by all the Americans on the internet calling it a miracle and saying it cured their depression and all sorts.

I do feel a lot better when I do it, though, it always feels like I have more energy. It's difficult to sustain though as finding a carb free meal out in the world is a lot of faff.
>> No. 423401 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 2:13 pm
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I've somehow never had food poisoning before, until a few days ago.

I literally cannot stop shitting lads. Every ten minutes, just shitting, shit shit shit shit shit.

This is one of the worst experiences of my life. My arsehole is sore from wiping, I've had about 4 pieces of toast in three days and also haven't left the house in three days.

What a fucking disaster, no end in sight either.
>> No. 423402 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 2:14 pm
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>>423398
Sounds awful lad - I'm dreading it on your behalf.
>> No. 423403 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 2:17 pm
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>>423398

Have you considered throwing her a patronisingly indulgent party? Maybe buy her a pony or summat.
>> No. 423404 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 2:30 pm
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>>423402
Last year I took her out for a trip to the theatre, with tapas thrown in, with a few other little presents. Apparently I didn't make enough of an effort because I didn't buy her a birthday card, she knows I think cards an utterly pointless waste of money and trees, plus something else about only getting one of the presents because she was convinced I'd only got it because she'd prompted me to rather than doing it off my own back (although I'd switched off at that point) so that warranted a meltdown.

She's honestly fine the rest of the year, she just has one day where all of her daddy issues boil over.
>> No. 423405 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 2:33 pm
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>>423404
Honestly sounds exhausting.

I can't tell if I'm bad at the game, but have you never just lost it and said 'do you realise how spoilt and ungrateful you're being right now?'
>> No. 423406 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 2:37 pm
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>>423404
It will never be enough effort lad, whatever the bloody hell you do.
>>423401
Do consider washing your arse. I doubt you have a bidet unless you are a Esquimaux but think you could make do with some kind of a sprayer attached to a wee plastic bottle.
>> No. 423407 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 2:59 pm
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>>423405
>I can't tell if I'm bad at the game, but have you never just lost it and said 'do you realise how spoilt and ungrateful you're being right now?'

That goes one of two ways. Either it's always everyone else's fault she's a tribal Labour voter or there'll be a lengthy tirade of how much effort she goes to for other people's birthdays/Christmas and how much voluntary work she does so it'd be nice to be appreciated for once.

>>423406
>It will never be enough effort lad, whatever the bloody hell you do.

I know. This year I'm doing the bare minimum because she will lose her shit regardless.
>> No. 423408 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 3:10 pm
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>>423407

At least it's all confined to one day a year and you know when it's coming. That's pretty good, all things considered.

If it makes you feel any better my missus got hammered last week and spend a solid 6 hours crying about her dead dad (who she hated)
>> No. 423409 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 3:30 pm
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My card was declined while doing my shopping earlier. Turns out some top lads thought it would be hilarious to get me to pay for their flights to Poland so put the card over its limit.
>> No. 423410 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 3:40 pm
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>>423406

Thanks lad, will definitely hop in the shower. Does make me wonder why bidets aren't really a thing here though? They're great and I love jetwashing my arse then patting it dry.

>>423409
It's why Monzo etc are great because you get an instant notification so you get none of this bullshit.
>> No. 423411 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 5:02 pm
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>>423410
It's just a shame most fintech outfits are insufferable wankers. "Why, yes, we'd be happy to take you as a customer, just sign up here and join our waiting list, or get an invite from someone already with us." That, or "yeah, these guys are great, here's my referral code to jump the queue and give me a kickback".
>> No. 423412 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 5:06 pm
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>>423411
Appreciate what you're saying, it is annoying but I'd rather them do managed onboarding than free-fall and have a TSB mark ii and all their revolutionising of the banking experience be for nought.

That said you can get golden tickets for them fairly easily by googling it and Monzo have dropped the waiting list I think as now they've got over a million people as there's no need anymore.

Disclaimer: I'm a Monzo customer and participated in their crowdfunding for the laughs. I still get my salary paid into an older bank and move across my spending but damn it's good seeing a notification on my phone before the card is back in the wallet, the idea that if I get scammed I can just open the app and press freeze card genuinely helps.
>> No. 423413 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 5:07 pm
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>>423411
They only do that to control the numbers as they're scaling up - Monzo are accepting normal applications now, the card turns up really quickly and the on boarding and application process is about as simple as it gets. Had one for ages, highly recommended.
>> No. 423414 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 5:11 pm
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>>423412
>Appreciate what you're saying, it is annoying but I'd rather them do managed onboarding than free-fall and have a TSB mark ii and all their revolutionising of the banking experience be for nought.
Because those are the only two possibilities.
>> No. 423415 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 5:18 pm
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>>423414

They limited the rate of new signups to prevent their IT and service infrastructure from keeling over. If they could scale their infrastructure faster, it would obviously be very profitable to do so. It's fairly safe to assume that the two options are in fact managed onboarding or an IT disaster.
>> No. 423416 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 5:19 pm
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I think the chance of somebody making a purchase on your card that you aren't aware of is slim enough that being pinged for each sausage roll you buy is more of an inconvenience that a convenience.

Not used Monzo (because they required a transaction over some nontrivial amount before to activate their services), but the way Revolut has grown their app to offer targeted loans and crypto-trading, I'm happy not feeding them directly with my transactions and indirectly with all the data their app "requires" access to.
>> No. 423417 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 5:32 pm
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>>423416
You do realise other banks do this too right? I have this conversation with other luddites so I won't get dragged into it but three things:

1 - https://monzo.com/transparency/
2 - You can disable notifications for certain things, or limit it to big purchases
3 - You can turn the notifications off altogether, and just log in with your fingerprint to check.

The big selling point for me with monzo anyway wasn't the notification, it was the fact that you instantly see what you've spent your money on, none of this having a different amount in your account to what's available and wondering where 70 quid went for three days bollocks.
>> No. 423418 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 6:11 pm
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>>423416
Monzo are genuinely good. For now.
>> No. 423419 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 6:17 pm
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>>423415
Exactly this. Making the IT for a bank is much harder than it looks. You have no margin for error, tiny margins of cost/profit to work with, and millions of very demanding customers. Its easy to say that large parts of retail and investment banking are being automated and jobs are disappearing, as this picture of what was the worlds largest trading floor shows and the disappearance of all the branches of banks in our high streets; but the emphasis has shifted to how good your IT and systems are and that requires almost as many (highly skilled) people.

I believe that in New York, Goldman Sachs only have two stock traders. Everything else is automated.
>> No. 423420 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 6:30 pm
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I'm with HSBC because they gave me £200 for switching.
>> No. 423421 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 6:54 pm
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>>423420
How does that work anyway? I've heard and seen offers but it has always read like a free* lunch to me.
>> No. 423422 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 6:58 pm
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>>423418

Everything their personal account and app does is exactly what I want/need in a business account, though apparently their own business offerings are 'years away' according to them.

I'm enjoying this new wave of banking and it seems to be nudging the high street banks into better, more modern solutions. It seemed to take about a decade for Halifax to sort out a banking app that wasn't just a browser that took you to their website.
>> No. 423423 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 7:13 pm
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>>423421
£150 if you switch to HSBC and:-

• Have at least £1,750 coming in each month (for 9 months).
• Have at least two direct debits or standing orders going out.
• Register for online or mobile banking.

They give you the final £50 once you've held the account for a year. Before that I was with Yorkshire Bank; I think they paid £150 for switching but their administration was so useless that I received more than that in compensation whilst I was with them.
>> No. 423424 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 8:15 pm
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>>423419
The closure of the UBS trading floor had nothing to do with automation.
>> No. 423425 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 9:56 pm
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I think they should pass a law that weekends are 3 days long. Still with equivalent pay of course, maybe even more. I know the Unions talked a few months back of how it was achievable by the end of the century but I want my extra day now.

It's a mystery to me how parents manage on 5-day weeks when as a single lad I've still got bits and bobs to do on my Sunday night.
>> No. 423426 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 10:05 pm
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>>423425
>It's a mystery to me how parents manage on 5-day weeks when as a single lad I've still got bits and bobs to do on my Sunday night.

It's only really extra washing and ironing.
>> No. 423427 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 3:09 pm
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>>423425
It's a mystery to me either, I could never fare well through the 9-5. Too damn long, and the time left for myself is just too short for anything.
Then, there's this thought that it's being kept intentionally: https://www.raptitude.com/2010/07/your-lifestyle-has-already-been-designed/
>> No. 423428 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 3:47 pm
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I realise this could go in /101/ but new people have moved across the road and their two dogs bark like crazy whenever they go out. I don't think I could ever own a dog unless I was retired as it seems too cruel to leave them alone and in distress for most of the day.

A fat woman lives next to them and she's just put her bin out for tomorrow morning. It's windy as fuck and it didn't even take five minutes for it to be blown over and I can guarantee she won't go out to pick it up or all her recycling that's now strewn across the street; it usually takes her at least three days to take her empty bin back.
>> No. 423429 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 4:07 pm
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I think I just won an argument with my slumlord. Someone had obviously tampered the front door lock and when I tried my security key, it snapped off and fell out.

Papework stipulates £30 charge if key is lost, but nowt for broken. I went to him and he handed me a replacement and asked for the money. I told him the lock was broken, obviously, since he'd replaced it, and it had fucked my key.

The fucker told me I'd broken it, I stonefaced and said the CCTV showed another resident attempting and unable to unlock the door before I got there (we were both locked out that night), and my key instantly snapping in the lock, and he backed off. Wasn't expecting it tbh but I think I've saved £30.

Little victories. Makes up for losing my book of 'things that made me smile'.
>> No. 423430 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 8:02 pm
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>>423428
>...at least three days to take her empty bin back.

Have a word with yourself, ladm7.

It's not too late, you don't have to end up like every other petty, grumpy, boring bastard that cares about other people's wheelie bin habbits.
>> No. 423431 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 8:18 pm
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>>423430
If you put your bin out when it's windy and you'd have plenty of time the following morning to put it out instead then you're a cunt.

If said bin blows over and your empty bottles of Budweiser and knock-off Absolut vodka end up down the street and you don't go out to do anything about it then you're a cunt.

If you leave your old sofa in your front garden for weeks on end, eventually getting taken away by a neighbour after it has turned wet and mouldy, because you can't be arsed to ring the council then you're a cunt.

If the entire street can regularly hear you screaming at your kids because you're too fat and lazy to get off your fat arse and speak to them then you're a cunt.

If you think it's hilarious to leave your four year old son alone in your car whilst he continually presses the horn on several occasions then you're a cunt.

If you also leave said son to play unsupervised in the street to be a feral little shitbag then you're a cunt.

If you regularly drive your Land Rover to get a McDonald's whilst you're wearing pyjamas then you're a cunt.

If it was just the bins in isolation then it wouldn't bother me too much, but it's just a regular reminder that she's an obnoxious lazy fat cunt.
>> No. 423436 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 10:35 pm
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>>423431

>If you regularly drive your Land Rover to get a McDonald's whilst you're wearing pyjamas then you're a cunt.

Oh fuck, I do this though. Is it any better if it's a Range Rover?

I just don't see why I need to change out of my comfy pants to go to a drive-through.
>> No. 423438 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 11:30 pm
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>>423436
> Is it any better if it's a Range Rover?

Ten thousand times worse.
>> No. 423439 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:42 am
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>>423436
>If you regularly drive your Land Rover to get a McDonald's whilst you're wearing pyjamas then you're a cunt.
>If you regularly get a McDonald's then you're a cunt.
>If you get a McDonald's then you're a cunt.
Refactored.
>> No. 423440 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:08 am
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>>423439
I'm certainly not a fan of Maccies, but it does in a pinch. What's the big objection?
>> No. 423441 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:32 am
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I can get McDonald's delivered here and even I have the decency to put on some clothes to answer the door.
>> No. 423442 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:35 am
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>>423440
I bet he's allergic to hashbrowns and sausage, egg and cheese bagels.
>> No. 423443 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:06 am
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>>423442
Does McDonald's cheese actually contain any cheese in it?
>> No. 423447 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:15 am
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>>423443
60% real cheese (51% Cheddar and 9% Other Cheeses)
>> No. 423448 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 9:52 am
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>>423447
Is that what we'd recognise as cheddar or what Americans view as cheddar?
>> No. 423449 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 12:28 pm
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>>423447

>60% real cheese

So in essence then, it's not real cheese but a mix of cheese and cheese substitutes.
>> No. 423450 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 12:41 pm
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>>423449
I believe they use vegetable fat. I'm sure there was a segment on Inside the Factory where they said legally they don't need to even contain cheese and can be made up of coloured fats and vegetable oils.
>> No. 423451 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 12:51 pm
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>>423450

>where they said legally they don't need to even contain cheese and can be made up of coloured fats and vegetable oils.

I can understand that real actual 100% cheese is an expensive ingredient, at least when your production cost is calculated competitively down to the last penny and a slice of fake cheese on your burger will be 3p per serving instead of 5p for genuine cheese.

But they should then not be allowed to call it real cheese in any way, shape or form. Or completely take the piss by branding fake cheese as the real thing by saying it was "made with real cheese".

If what you claim is cheese was made by you from only 60 percent actual cheese and the rest you put in is God knows what, then that's not cheese. It's cheese flavoured something, but not cheese.
>> No. 423452 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 12:54 pm
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>>423451
Nobody is being misled. Everyone knows McDonald's is shit and doesn't eat there if they are interested in being healthy and eating "real" food.
>> No. 423454 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:00 pm
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>>423452

You're missing the point I was trying to make.

If you feel you want to make a profit selling shit food to the public, then by all means do so. But you shouldn't be allowed to advertise your shit food as either healthy or containing "real" ingredients".

There should always be an unmistakable distinction between "real" cheese and the fake stuff. And just labelling your fake stuff as "real*" with an asterisk and then saying at the bottom of your advert that "real" means 60 percent real cheeese and the rest beaks and pigs arses, then that doesn't really cut it.
>> No. 423455 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:01 pm
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>>423452
Exactly. That's what Subway is for.
>> No. 423458 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:38 pm
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McDonalds (or any other burger place) is not trying to save money by using 'cheap fake cheese'. American cheese, i.e, the weird processed orange slices we're talking about, are perfect for burgers. They don't have an overpowering taste, they're easily portion-able, and most importantly, when hot their consistency is the perfect gooey texture you're after, without being so gloopy it gets everywhere.

McDonalds could put 100% genuine English farmhouse cheddar on every one of their burgers and not make any less money at all - that's the realities of the scales that company is operating on. But if you've ever stuck a lump of cheddar in your burger, you'll know that it's actually not that good an idea. It works, sure, and it tastes good, but it's either a solid lump of cheese, or you've melted it so much that you've got a mess on your hands, and you can no longer really taste the burger or any other components.

Don't get me wrong, McDonalds still cut a load of corners in the search of profit, because they're in the food industry and that's the entire game, but it doesn't make sense to fault them for using the best cheese for burgers on all their burgers.

I suspect somewhere like Five Guys or GBK would never be accused of falsely advertising their american cheese as 'real food', despite them (and most other places) utilising the same stuff.

Not to mention that '60% real cheese' means exactly what it means, and isn't misleading at all if you have a handful of brain cells.
>> No. 423459 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:56 pm
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>>423458
>Not to mention that '60% real cheese' means exactly what it means, and isn't misleading at all if you have a handful of brain cells.
It wouldn't be difficult to start with a cheese that has a high water content, extract that water, add it to a product and legitimately claim it as being a cheese percentage.

Not that there's much water in cheese squares. Just sayin.
>> No. 423460 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 3:03 pm
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>>423459

AFAIK you couldn't do what you described, you'd have to, at the very least, label that water as 'cheese extract' or just more likely still label it as water. It'd also probably cost more to do that than it's worth anyway.
>> No. 423462 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 5:30 pm
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Imagine my shock when I discovered upon closer inspection that my 99p cheeseburger does not contain 100% geniune aged mature Cheddar.

FWIW the 'signature' range uses real cheddar slices of a sort. Aside from The Spicy, but that one introduced Jalapenos to the menu so it's probably my favourite thing in the restaurant at the moment.
>> No. 423463 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 5:30 pm
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>>423452
>Everyone knows McDonald's is shit and doesn't eat there if they are interested in being healthy and eating "real" food.

To be fair, Maccies have done a very good job over the years of sorting themselves out. Probably due to consumer and political pressure but all the same, they're certainly one of the better places you can go for fast food.

It's a shame that for all their work they still get more more stick than Kentucky Fried Cruelty etc.

>>423458
How is Five Guys anyway? I keep meaning to check it out but everytime I do I see that they're charging £7 for a burger.
>> No. 423464 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 5:46 pm
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>>423463

Five Guy's is excellent. They straddle the line between fast food and restaurant burger - good quality, but not flashy, no bullshit brie and chutney type shit.

They're certainly a bit pricey, but I don't think you'll feel ripped off. They're about as close as you can get to the sort of burger you'd make yourself at home on a griddle, which I think is really what you should be aiming for in a burger. Their whole shtick is that you can order exactly how you want it, a bit like subway does with their toppings.

They do their fries in peanut oil which is a very good thing indeed. The main issue is they do their burgers well done, which is an unfortunate necessity and not really their fault. They seem to use 80/20 ground beef so it's still juicy as fuck.
>> No. 423465 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 5:51 pm
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>>423464
The chillies they put in the burgers are raw, unpickled and the one time I went they forgot one of the toppings I paid extra for and there was far too big a queue to be able to speak to anyone about it.
Fuck them.
>> No. 423466 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 5:54 pm
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>>423463

Like you say Maccies has only really improved for cynical reasons, but they really have improved massively. They drive a lot of farming in this country and as far as I can tell all their meat is unadulterated, you don't really need to add weird chemicals to stuff you're flash freezing anyway.

I'm not convinced there was ever secret sawdust or chemicals in their stuff. It's cheap enough to just use low welfare animals alone.

They also tend to be cleaner than your average independent restaurant as they audit themselves constantly. I don't think I've ever seen a Maccies with lower than a 5 on scores on the doors. They just have too much manpower to let the places go neglected.
>> No. 423467 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 5:56 pm
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>>423465

Yeah I can't imagine their customer service being the best, though I bet if you emailed head office or whatever you'd get a suitably groveling apology and some vouchers.
>> No. 423468 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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>>423466

McDonalds have built an international megabrand on the back of not being completely awful. I've never been served something truly inedible in McDonalds. They've never given me food poisoning. The toilets are always acceptably clean. I've never had an unreasonably long wait. On the rare occasion that they cock up my order, they sort it out immediately with an apology. When you think about it, that's a higher level of consistency than some Michelin-starred restaurants.
>> No. 423469 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:56 pm
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>>423467
Customer service can be a mixed bag. I recently complained to Frankie & Benny's and they replied saying they'd spoken with the restaurant in question and my version of events was mistaken, i.e. they were accusing me of lying.
>> No. 423470 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:14 pm
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>>423465
Five Guys has never charged extra for toppings.
>> No. 423471 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:18 pm
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>>423470
Bacon is a topping.
>> No. 423472 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:19 pm
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>>423471
Wrong.
>> No. 423473 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:21 pm
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>>423468

That consistency is the key. When you go to Maccies, it's not because you're salivating at the thought of a double cheeseburger. It's because you know it'll cost you a fiver, it'll fill you up without making you ill, and it'll taste exactly as you expect it to. Nothing more, nothing less.

With almost any other place, you always have that possibility that it's under/overcooked, something's missing, the service is poor, etc. But with a maccies, that double cheeseburger comes in five minutes no matter what, and it tastes exactly the same in Luton as it does in Glasgow.
>> No. 423474 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:26 pm
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Bacon is an integral part of the order, so you order a burger, Cheeseburger or Bacon Cheeseburger. Pictured are the toppings.
>> No. 423475 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:29 pm
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>>423474
You have to pay extra to have sauce in a burger?
>> No. 423476 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:46 pm
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>>423469

That's rather surprising, typically those sorts of chains will usually take the customers side even if there's no doubt at all that the customer is bullshitting, it's just better for business to never send a member of the public an email that might be construed as negative. I know this from bitter experience. Usually the only time they'll decline to take the blame is with a food poisoning complaint, for obvious reasons. Some of the bigger chains I've worked for have replied to a customer with an apology and free shit before even contacting the restaurant to verify the claims or even to check the customer even visited.

Then again, F & B are fucking shite so I'm not actually that surprised. They probably can't afford to hand out vouchers right now.
>> No. 423477 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:13 pm
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>>423475
The whole point is that toppings at 5 guys are free. Bacon and cheese aren't toppings and are a integral part of the order. So if you've paid for a bacon cheese burger it will say bacon cheeseburger on the receipt.
>> No. 423478 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:24 pm
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>>423477
>>423472
>>423474
Okay. So I ordered a burger and they forgot one of the main ingredients, which happened to also increase the amount I paid for it. Your quibbling over whether or not it's a topping is beside the point. It said bacon cheeseburger on the receipt, I checked.
>> No. 423479 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:33 pm
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>>423473

>But with a maccies, that double cheeseburger comes in five minutes no matter what, and it tastes exactly the same in Luton as it does in Glasgow.

I had one at the services near...the south somewhere, it was incredibly heavy on the mustard, I was most disappointed.

But yes, otherwise I completely agree. Maccies double cheeseburger was my fuel for about 3 years working nights, because it's consistent, quick - it doesn't taste like any cheeseburger you would make or would request at another venue, but it's £1.49 and gets the job done.
>> No. 423481 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:59 pm
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>>423473
Maccies is the real world equivalent of replicator food from Star Trek. People even complain about it and say it's not real.
>> No. 423482 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 9:20 pm
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The weird thing about maccies is as a teenlad and unilad I loved it, would eat it anytime anywhere, then I sort of got used to it as a 'only if there's nothing else' (i.e. unknown place and no easy food options in sight, now I just avoid it at all costs.

I'm not even a particularly healthy eating lad, it just has no appeal to me whatsoever, it's so fucking grim.
>> No. 423483 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 9:35 pm
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>>423478
>they forgot one of the toppings I paid extra for and there was far >too big a queue to be able to speak to anyone about it.

Or you could've waited and they would replace it. They made the initial mistake, but not complaining about it is your fault.
>> No. 423484 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 10:02 pm
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>>423483
I don't have to complain. It's still their responsibility. I'm not exactly initiating legal proceedings about it, they can fuck off and so can you.l
>> No. 423487 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 2:37 am
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I'm a bit sad that my life has become so dull that I get invited to health and safety seminars more than I get invited to social gatherings.

The VIP Breakfast Safety Briefing in Manchester sounds like it'll be a right mental one, though
>> No. 423488 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 5:12 am
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>>423484

It's their responsibility to give you the correct order, but I can guarantee that they didn't intentionally give you an incorrect order so the fact that you didn't go and get it fixed is entirely your own choice. They'd probably have given you a whole extra burger for free.
That you mention there was a large queue tells me it was busy so occasional mistakes are bound to happen in somewhere like a fast food kitchen. Can't be helped.
>> No. 423489 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 9:11 am
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>>423488
And I was starving hungry, freezing cold and in a hurry to run an errand for a friend. No time to dawdle around babysitting staff to make sure they did their job. Can't be helped. Why exactly are you so eager to shift the blame here? I'm allowed to gripe about someone fucking up my order, there's nothing unfairly at stake.
>> No. 423492 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 10:33 am
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She's been locked in the bathroom for a while and I can hear crying. Her dad got her a really cheap looking photo frame as a present.
>> No. 423494 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 4:23 pm
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What was she expecting?
>> No. 423495 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 5:40 pm
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>>423494
Something that wouldn't end up being donated to the charity shop, I guess.
>> No. 423496 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 6:16 pm
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>>423495
She should realise she's not 10 years old anymore and won't get that rush of excitement I used to get when I got Lego for a birthday.
Life is shit once you grow up.
>> No. 423497 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 7:35 pm
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>>423492
Oh lord; stray strong ladm8.
>> No. 423501 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 5:20 pm
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My missus looks very much like Emma Stone, but gets annoyed or even offended when people tell her that. I never quite worked out why, but I think she thinks Emma Stone is a minger or something? I fancied Stone long before I ever met my girlfriend, that's for sure. I would have assumed being compared to any young hollywood actress would be a compliment, it's not like they hire uggos very often is it?

Maybe she's just sick of people saying it, I dunno. People say I look like Olly Reed, but I never get sick of that as long as I pretend they mean him in the 60s and not him on After Dark.
>> No. 423502 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 5:31 pm
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>>423501

I get told I look like a certain actor quite a lot, to the extent that a few years ago, back when I was a studying lad, I went from class to class with different teachers/fellow pupils making the comparison. I remember one day a girl in my class mentioned it to another girl who agreed, I went to a different class where a teacher mentioned it, then went to my ex's house where her family who were around for a party also mentioned it, all making the comparison from different films.

It also meant that when said actor was in a string of films, if I ended up going to the cinema to see it, somebody I was with would undoubtedly say 'he kind of reminds me of you'/'has anybody ever told you you look like [said actor]?'

Anyway the point is, like Emma Stone, media hype, sexy celebrity lists and general opinion is that they aren't half bad looking and are in fact super attractive.

It can be really embarrassing because whilst I don't think I'm ugly, I definitely don't have film star looks, and there's never really a good response, even if it is complimentary. What do you say 'oh nice, thanks?', people don't stop to think that if somebody has made the comparison you've probably heard it a million times before.

It can be scary to embrace to because for those that don't really see it or even those that do, you don't want to be seen equating yourself to somebody who is obviously very attractive. It's just not really a pleasant thing if you're a normal person.

On a weird sidenote it's not happened as often recently, yet the quality of woman I attract has massively, despite the fact you''d think people comparing you to an A-list actor with frequent occurence would have you swimming in it.
>> No. 423503 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 5:35 pm
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>>423501

It's the depersonalisation aspect. It's as though she doesn't look good on her own merits, people look at her and see someone else entirely. Birds put a lot of time and effort into their appearance, so in a way, it's really not a compliment at all, it's just lessening the value of their hard work.

For a more male example, have you ever got annoyed when you put effort into some work project or one of your hobbies, and when you show someone, they just go "Oh yeah, that's just like (thing somebody else did)"?
>> No. 423505 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 5:41 pm
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>>423501

Emma Stone is conventionally attractive, at least in my opinion, so maybe her looks don't translate very fell across sexualities.

I've gotten Mark E. Smith before I'd turned 21 though so she should count her blessings, all things considered.
>> No. 423507 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 5:44 pm
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It's insulting and even dehumanising when people making such broad superficial and repetitive remarks about you.
>I don't see you I only see your vague similarity to an actor
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