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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13950 on: July 08, 2016, 02:36:18 PM »
I've got a Tubman that says it was anti-Hillary.

Tubman? We should put Tubgirl on currency! That'll stop people spending outrageously.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13951 on: July 08, 2016, 03:00:22 PM »
My company has finally started putting the company-wide list in the BCC field so that if you reply to all it only goes to the original sender.

There have been tech stories of "reply-all" taking down corporate networks with participants replying to the replies. I can't find the story that I want to reference but one company had to shut their mails erver down a few times to get everyone calmed down and to quit replying to all.
I don't know about this, but I have heard about a case of auto-reply.  One guy set up an auto reply for a specific person, to mess with them.  So the other guy set up an auto reply back.  The first email between the two after that set up an infinite loop of auto-replies and brought the company's email down. At which time the company took both of their email privileges away.

OMG.  When I worked I would have paid to have my e-mail "privileges" taken away. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13952 on: July 08, 2016, 03:41:31 PM »
We get sent fake phishing emails from IT to see if we are following policy. I'm tempted to intentionally fail the test so they will revoke my email "privileges".
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13953 on: July 08, 2016, 03:48:35 PM »
Our IT guys just despair of some of the people in my building.

They just don't have a discerning bone in their bodies when it comes to potentially harmful emails.

One guy is on a real power trip, loves thinking he gets sent information first, so he looks at spam emails, works out which department he thinks they are related to, and generously forwards them on. (E.g. Any Apple or Facebook spam gets forwarded to the web team. >.<)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13954 on: July 08, 2016, 03:50:15 PM »
Our IT guys just despair of some of the people in my building.

They just don't have a discerning bone in their bodies when it comes to potentially harmful emails.

One guy is on a real power trip, loves thinking he gets sent information first, so he looks at spam emails, works out which department he thinks they are related to, and generously forwards them on. (E.g. Any Apple or Facebook spam gets forwarded to the web team. >.<)
HAHAHAHHAHAHHA that is hilarious.  Is he maybe just bored and trolling you?  That is a serious lack of critical thinking.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13955 on: July 08, 2016, 06:17:17 PM »
I've got a Tubman that says it was anti-Hillary.

Tubman? We should put Tubgirl on currency! That'll stop people spending outrageously.

Oh god.

Better put goatse on their credit cards then, so they don't just switch to piling up more credit!
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13956 on: July 08, 2016, 10:27:49 PM »
I've got a Tubman that says it was anti-Hillary.

Tubman? We should put Tubgirl on currency! That'll stop people spending outrageously.

Oh god.

Better put goatse on their credit cards then, so they don't just switch to piling up more credit!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13957 on: July 09, 2016, 05:28:36 AM »
I've got a Tubman that says it was anti-Hillary.

Tubman? We should put Tubgirl on currency! That'll stop people spending outrageously.

Oh god.

Better put goatse on their credit cards then, so they don't just switch to piling up more credit!

... something something two girls one buck something something ...


Haha so glad I never watched the video.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13958 on: July 11, 2016, 06:21:51 AM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.

These Reply-All fights are one of my favorite things at work.  We only get them a couple of times per year. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13959 on: July 11, 2016, 08:44:35 AM »
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« Reply #13960 on: July 11, 2016, 09:37:08 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13961 on: July 11, 2016, 10:18:55 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13962 on: July 11, 2016, 10:37:56 AM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13963 on: July 11, 2016, 10:59:45 AM »
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That's by far the worst.

We need a browser extension that would scan a thread for keywords like "guns" or "obamacare", and assign a danger score. Above a certain threshold there would be a big warning advising not to engage.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13964 on: July 11, 2016, 11:15:41 AM »
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That's by far the worst.

We need a browser extension that would scan a thread for keywords like "guns" or "obamacare", and assign a danger score. Above a certain threshold there would be a big warning advising not to engage.

Seconding.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13965 on: July 11, 2016, 11:30:11 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13966 on: July 11, 2016, 11:55:12 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13967 on: July 11, 2016, 12:31:37 PM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Ugh, this topic keeps showing up in my new replies list without any meaningful content.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13968 on: July 11, 2016, 12:47:50 PM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Ugh, this topic keeps showing up in my new replies list without any meaningful content.

Stop posting! Everyone subscribed to this thread gets a notification and can see your replies!

Look at what I did.  Everyone I'm sorry I sent out a forum wide post, please forgive my error.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13969 on: July 11, 2016, 01:21:26 PM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Stop posting! Everyone subscribed to this thread gets a notification and can see your replies!

Look at what I did.  Everyone I'm sorry I sent out a forum wide post, please forgive my error.

Stop quoting the whole thread, too

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13970 on: July 11, 2016, 01:37:59 PM »

Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13971 on: July 11, 2016, 01:48:51 PM »

Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

I do my best to trim quotes if I'm on my computer, but it's a PITA on mobile and I don't usually do it then.

As for the subscription options, you can certainly turn off email notifications, but you cannot remove a thread from the "show new replies to your posts" section unless you have not been quoted and you go delete every single post you've made on the thread.
It's fucking stupid, but that's just what the forum software provides (or rather, doesn't provide). There is a plugin for the forum software to address the issue, but it's implemented horribly and the server takes a massive performance hit. There's several threads on this issue.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13972 on: July 11, 2016, 02:04:16 PM »
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13973 on: July 11, 2016, 02:15:10 PM »
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

Or fucking up quoting altogether.  Quotes is hard.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13974 on: July 11, 2016, 02:16:46 PM »
Quote from: frugalnacho link=topic=2540.msg1148967#msg1148967 date=1468268110
[quote author=infogoon link=topic=2540.msg1148947#msg1148947 date=1468267456
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

Or fucking up quoting altogether.  Quotes is hard.
[/quote]

Meh, it's not that hard.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13975 on: July 11, 2016, 02:40:04 PM »
*LOL* 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13976 on: July 11, 2016, 03:42:48 PM »
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

Or fucking up quoting altogether.  Quotes is hard.

Meh, it's not that hard.

You'd be surprised how people manage to screw things up

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13977 on: July 11, 2016, 03:43:09 PM »
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

Or fucking up quoting altogether.  Quotes is hard.

Meh, it's not that hard.

It's pretty easy.  Just click the little gray box next to "insert quote"

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13978 on: July 11, 2016, 03:53:45 PM »
``dragoncar said

It's pretty easy.  Just click the little gray box next to "insert quote"

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Yeah see, easy
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13979 on: July 11, 2016, 06:59:25 PM »
A colleague just realised she came to work in mismatched shoes (two different black heels) so she immediately walked out to buy a new pair.

I'm not sure anyone else would have realised, given that it's 11am and she only just noticed...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13980 on: July 11, 2016, 08:50:15 PM »
I finally have a good one from the co-workers. A manager, a VP and I were wrapping up a meeting and we started talking about how my wife's pregnant, and how people are waiting longer to have kids (were 31).

They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13981 on: July 11, 2016, 08:52:04 PM »
They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

Casually racist *and* financially irresponsible, that's gonna be hard to top.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13982 on: July 11, 2016, 08:55:17 PM »
They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

Casually racist *and* financially irresponsible, that's gonna be hard to top.

Am I missing something here? There wasn't any race mentioned anywhere....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13983 on: July 11, 2016, 09:11:09 PM »
They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

Casually racist *and* financially irresponsible, that's gonna be hard to top.

Am I missing something here? There wasn't any race mentioned anywhere....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13984 on: July 11, 2016, 09:14:17 PM »
They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

Casually racist *and* financially irresponsible, that's gonna be hard to top.

Am I missing something here? There wasn't any race mentioned anywhere....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13985 on: July 11, 2016, 09:23:00 PM »
Maybe he read it as "buy your kids wherever you want" (instead of whatever they want)?
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13986 on: July 11, 2016, 09:35:01 PM »
Maybe he read it as "buy your kids wherever you want" (instead of whatever they want)?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13987 on: July 11, 2016, 09:57:08 PM »
Wow, looks like an edit went in *just* as I clicked quote, and I missed that it didn't say the original thing it said when I saw it.  The word "kids" was definitely not the first thing that appeared in that comment...
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13988 on: July 11, 2016, 10:06:19 PM »
Wow, looks like an edit went in *just* as I clicked quote, and I missed that it didn't say the original thing it said when I saw it.  The word "kids" was definitely not the first thing that appeared in that comment...

Now I'm even more confused, as armueller2001's post doesn't say it was edited.

Edit: When a post is edited, you'll see a little thing under the post that says  « Last Edit: [time] by [forum handle] »
« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 10:08:50 PM by johnny847 »

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13989 on: July 11, 2016, 10:20:47 PM »
Yes, but if you edit it right away, that never appears.

SOMETHING NOT RACIST <-- Soon to read "Not" when I edit it in the next 30 seconds
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13990 on: July 11, 2016, 10:21:40 PM »
Wow, looks like an edit went in *just* as I clicked quote, and I missed that it didn't say the original thing it said when I saw it.  The word "kids" was definitely not the first thing that appeared in that comment...

Now I'm even more confused, as armueller2001's post doesn't say it was edited.

Edit: When a post is edited, you'll see a little thing under the post that says  « Last Edit: [time] by [forum handle] »

Sometimes you can edit a post quick enough, and that doesn't show.  It will always show if more than a few minutes have passed, or if a reply is posted.  If lind had the tab open, muller edited it, lind hit quote, lind's quote would now have the new text, and there wouldn't necessarily have the edited by text.
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« Reply #13991 on: July 11, 2016, 10:23:28 PM »
Just so everyone's not confused, by the way, replace "kids" in what I quoted above with the plural n-word.

(BTw, I edited this post too!)
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« Reply #13992 on: July 11, 2016, 11:15:31 PM »
Wow, looks like an edit went in *just* as I clicked quote, and I missed that it didn't say the original thing it said when I saw it.  The word "kids" was definitely not the first thing that appeared in that comment...

Now I'm even more confused, as armueller2001's post doesn't say it was edited.

Edit: When a post is edited, you'll see a little thing under the post that says  « Last Edit: [time] by [forum handle] »

Sometimes you can edit a post quick enough, and that doesn't show.  It will always show if more than a few minutes have passed, or if a reply is posted.  If lind had the tab open, muller edited it, lind hit quote, lind's quote would now have the new text, and there wouldn't necessarily have the edited by text.

Oh that's weird. I didn't realize it gave you a short time window to edit without it showing as edited.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13993 on: July 12, 2016, 12:10:32 AM »
Just so everyone's not confused, by the way, replace "kids" in what I quoted above with the plural n-word.

(BTw, I edited this post too!)

Just the second one, I assume? 

That's definitely a weird thing to say.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13994 on: July 12, 2016, 01:57:32 AM »
Where has armueller gone?  The n word is not something that will typically autocorrect but let's not jump to conclusions without a mat

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13995 on: July 12, 2016, 02:00:03 AM »
Where has armueller gone?  The n word is not something that will typically autocorrect but let's not jump to conclusions without a mat

maybe depends on how often you type it in your device?
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13996 on: July 12, 2016, 07:05:58 AM »
There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

I think the "official" way is to lock a thread and link to the new version. That way anyone who doesn't want to keep seeing it in "new posts" can avoid it.

I'm tempted to make a new account sometimes because I've posted in way too many threads I don't care about that keep. on. going.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13997 on: July 12, 2016, 07:42:58 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.

What? The grocery store takes Visa too...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13998 on: July 12, 2016, 07:44:14 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13999 on: July 12, 2016, 07:53:05 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.
I'll admit to going to a restaurant because we had no buns. It's the inevitable result of no willpower+passing tons of restaurants on the walk to the grocery store. I am determined to try to make buns next time, however.

Too long to do--it is not a 30 minute endeavor.

Related, my wife and I didn't want the frozen salmon burgers again and all our spinach had gone bad. So our options were grilled cheese or soup. Neither seemed that appetizing in the heat, so we went out for tacos, which doesn't make any sense either. In our defense on that one, we did have a time crunch and had to get to the pharmacy before it closed (and yes, the tacos are faster than the grilled cheese).