Greasyjohn
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February 4th, 2015 at 11:28:57 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

Sorry, 1 length of fabric, with a spindle on each end. Does that agree with your recollection?



I don't know about thlf but 1 length of fabric was my recollection too. And at gas stations the toilet paper came in individual 5" by 5" single-plys. This was back in the day when the soap dispensers in filling station restrooms dispensed a soap that had the texture of Tide. And you paid for gas after you filled up instead of before, and there was no self-serve. And you could work on your bicycle for free in front of the service station bays and they would lend you their tools. And all gas stations had coke machines with coke in bottles. You could collect the bottles and take them to the grocery store for redemption. For fun you could jump on the hose to make the bell ring (or just blow on the end), and an attendant would come out thinking there was a car that needed gas. Ha ha. And if you were really lucky the attendants would let you ride on the hydraulic car lift. I remember filling coke bottles with the gas that was left in the pump hoses after the gas station closed. Stick a paper towel in the end and the gas would soak up. Light the end and throw it in the wash from an overpass. Molotov cocktail. A big bottle made a mushroom cloud. This was fun at 4 in the morning.
Joeman
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February 4th, 2015 at 11:35:49 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I don't know about thlf but 1 length of fabric was my recollection too.


I think we are all talking about the same thing, just a difference in semantics.

Quote: Greasyjohn

This was back in the day when the soap dispensers in filling station restrooms dispensed a soap that had the texture of Tide


Oh, man, GJ, you just brought back memories of my elementary school days! We had that powder stuff in the bathrooms. I'm not sure if it actually cleaned your hands or just sanded the top layer of skin off of them!
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February 4th, 2015 at 11:50:25 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

Cheap??? How the hell do you please everyone?

You don't. You try to, but you please yourself with your best efforts and go on from there to protect your business by protecting your customers.

Remember that Pizza, Beer, Salad Bar place in Oregon? The poor guy didn't do anything wrong. He ran a very clean place. Those red-robed cultists chose his salad bar to spread germs so the voters in the town would all be sick on election day. He went out of business. Nobody blamed him; but nobody ever gave him a second chance either.

Or the man who installed a camera filmed the bad personal hygiene habits of his young employees... he did that only after seeing his business dwindle. It was a long time coming back to prior levels.

"eateries and chips"... finger food and then fingers on casino chips transmit germs. People go to your restaurant and get sick a few times, they won't be back. Whether its for the beer they like or their favorite Black jack game,,,, they won't be back.

You can put rolls of sand paper out instead of toilet paper... it may be cheaper but it will drive your customers away.

Towels, paper towels, electronic dryers, super dryers... the main thing is to be sure the job gets done because all you really have is your reputation.
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February 4th, 2015 at 11:57:53 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

You don't. You try to, but you please yourself with your best efforts and go on from there to protect your business by protecting your customers.

Remember that Pizza, Beer, Salad Bar place in Oregon? The poor guy didn't do anything wrong. He ran a very clean place. Those red-robed cultists chose his salad bar to spread germs so the voters in the town would all be sick on election day. He went out of business. Nobody blamed him; but nobody ever gave him a second chance either.

Or the man who installed a camera filmed the bad personal hygiene habits of his young employees... he did that only after seeing his business dwindle. It was a long time coming back to prior levels.

"eateries and chips"... finger food and then fingers on casino chips transmit germs. People go to your restaurant and get sick a few times, they won't be back. Whether its for the beer they like or their favorite Black jack game,,,, they won't be back.

You can put rolls of sand paper out instead of toilet paper... it may be cheaper but it will drive your customers away.

Towels, paper towels, electronic dryers, super dryers... the main thing is to be sure the job gets done because all you really have is your reputation.



Who gets salad with pizza or beer? No wonder the place went under.
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February 4th, 2015 at 3:17:20 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Those red-robed cultists chose his salad bar to spread germs so the voters in the town.



I knew a guy years ago who worked for
the county health dept. He would never
eat anything from a salad bar because he
said they're really just a giant petri dish and
are constantly breeding bacteria. He would
only eat things just cooked or under a hot
light.
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FleaStiff
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February 4th, 2015 at 4:06:36 PM permalink
Old movie. Guy walks in to a diner, sits down at the counter, opens the menu and asks the employee "What do you recommend?"
Response: The place around the corner.
Hal
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February 4th, 2015 at 4:08:52 PM permalink
good recollections. thanks.
ontariodealer
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February 4th, 2015 at 5:52:14 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Old movie. Guy walks in to a diner, sits down at the counter, opens the menu and asks the employee "What do you recommend?"
Response: The place around the corner.



lol....where I work they put the paper towels on a delay so you have to wait for a second one.
get second you pig
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February 4th, 2015 at 8:19:09 PM permalink
Quote: ontariodealer

lol....where I work they put the paper towels on a delay so you have to wait for a second one.



I actually agree with that move. You really do only need one to get things mostly dry enough. But with a stack of paper towels I'll try to grab two but with wet fingers I end up with anywhere from 2-5.
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February 4th, 2015 at 8:32:27 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I don't know about thlf but 1 length of fabric was my recollection too. And at gas stations the toilet paper came in individual 5" by 5" single-plys. This was back in the day when the soap dispensers in filling station restrooms dispensed a soap that had the texture of Tide. And you paid for gas after you filled up instead of before, and there was no self-serve. And you could work on your bicycle for free in front of the service station bays and they would lend you their tools. And all gas stations had coke machines with coke in bottles. You could collect the bottles and take them to the grocery store for redemption. For fun you could jump on the hose to make the bell ring (or just blow on the end), and an attendant would come out thinking there was a car that needed gas. Ha ha. And if you were really lucky the attendants would let you ride on the hydraulic car lift. I remember filling coke bottles with the gas that was left in the pump hoses after the gas station closed. Stick a paper towel in the end and the gas would soak up. Light the end and throw it in the wash from an overpass. Molotov cocktail. A big bottle made a mushroom cloud. This was fun at 4 in the morning.



Yup.
Check.
Ditto.
Exactly.
Er...nope. lol.
And...really nope. Really? You were a mad bomber as a kid? Yikes!
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