Greasyjohn
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February 5th, 2015 at 6:08:14 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

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



Hey Babs, another fun one: Take two straws and stick one end into the other. Do it for another pair of straws. Tape the two double straws together forming a plus sign. Stick pins one inch apart through the straws all facing the same direction and stick birthday candles on each pin. Connect the 4 ends of the straw-cross to a large plastic trash bag. Hold the trash bag up with the straws on the ground and light the candles. When the trash bag fills with air the whole thing takes off like a hot air balloon. (Do this at night for a great UFO.) Disclaimer: Not a good idea.
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February 5th, 2015 at 7:23:03 AM permalink
This is so stupid I almost don't want to post it. Okay, I feel my arm being twisted so here goes. The casinos in my area have different paper towel dispensers depending on which of the dozens of their restrooms you visit. There's the motion detector that you pass your hand under, the manual pull from the roll type and folded paper towels in holders on the counter tops.

Would you believe that the latter are routinely stolen. They're stuffed into shopping and other bags along with tissue boxes, all kinds of condiments and anything else that is not nailed down. I have a good friend in security, a retired State Trooper, who has mentioned this often. I have personally witnessed it many times including yesterday. Could that be a reason that the counter top holders are being replaced with other options?

Yesterday's offender was yet another "bus lady" as I call them. This is someone who arrived by bus and is usually waiting for the return trip home having lost their money and now faced with the dreaded idle time. This is both comical and sad. Comical because they don't try that hard to hide their ill gotten gains. It's as if they feel entitled since they have once again contributed to the casino. Sad for many reasons that don't have to be listed.

I'm not going to stereotype or disclose any demographics but it's usually the same group of people. The bus/buses mostly go to Flushing or a certain part of Manhattan.
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Greasyjohn
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February 5th, 2015 at 8:01:31 AM permalink
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This is so stupid I almost don't want to post it. Okay, I feel my arm being twisted so here goes. The casinos in my area have different paper towel dispensers depending on which of the dozens their of restrooms you visit. There's the motion detector that you pass your hand under, the manual pull from the roll type and folded paper towels in holders on the counter tops.

Would you believe that the latter are routinely stolen. They're stuffed into shopping and other bags along with tissue boxes, all kinds of condiments and anything else that is not nailed down. I have a good friend in security, a retired State Trooper, who has mentioned this often. I have personally witnessed it many times including yesterday. Could that be a reason that the counter top holders are being replaced with other options?

Yesterday's offender was yet another "bus lady" as I call them. This is someone who arrived by bus and is usually waiting for the return trip home having lost their money and now faced with the dreaded idle time. This is both comical and sad. Comical because they don't try that hard to hide their ill gotten gains. It's as if they feel entitled since they have once again contributed to the casino. Sad for many reasons that don't have to be listed.

I'm not going to stereotype or disclose any demographics but it's usually the same group of people. The bus/buses mostly go to Flushing or a certain part of Manhattan.



You see people all the time come into fast food eateries, order their meal, ask for a water cup, and fill it with cola. I would love to see restaurants get rid of all-you-can-drink beverage bars--but they won't. It's like when 800 numbers first came out; once one company has them then everybody has to have them. Then the cost is passed on to the customer. The only people that get the calls for free are the people that don't patronize the business.

I once saw a lady at a fast-food restaurant open up a napkin dispenser and take out half the napkins. I should have said "Why don't you just take the whole dispenser?" But I didn't. I would love to see a manager at a fast-food restaurant walk up to a patron's table and pick up the clear water cup filled with cola and give a tounge lashing. I'd call the company and start a drive for "Employee of the Year."

This is why so many of our kids are so screwed up. Their life is the equalivant of a clear water cup filled with cola--and nobody does or says anything.
petroglyph
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February 5th, 2015 at 9:43:09 AM permalink
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You see people all the time come into fast food eateries, order their meal, ask for a water cup, and fill it with cola. I would love to see restaurants get rid of all-you-can-drink beverage bars--but they won't. It's like when 800 numbers first came out; once one company has them then everybody has to have them. Then the cost is passed on to the customer. The only people that get the calls for free are the people that don't patronize the business.

I once saw a lady at a fast-food restaurant open up a napkin dispenser and take out half the napkins. I should have said "Why don't you just take the whole dispenser?" But I didn't. I would love to see a manager at a fast-food restaurant walk up to a patron's table and pick up the clear water cup filled with cola and give a tounge lashing. I'd call the company and start a drive for "Employee of the Year."

This is why so many of our kids are so screwed up. Their life is the equalivant of a clear water cup filled with cola--and nobody does or says anything.



Well said GJ, well said.

My .02 on hand drying. Maybe the new blade model hot fecal contaminated air is more sanitary than the old ones, but I absolutely won't use one. To me it just blows farts on my hands at a hundred miles per hour. On the old loop cloth hand towel dryer, it careful those were not bad to use. The whole thing is about the money, of course.

I do think in some cases public bathroom owners are stepping over nickels to pick up penny's, IMO. I don't really see how using a fart blower is really better for the environment than a cloth machine which requires the cloth be laundered. How much cheaper is it really to use that much electricity versus a paper towel or two? I have visited many lavatory's as have we all where the machine is running and no one is using it. Desperate people will dry their hair with them after scrubbing up at a rest station along the road, I guess that is one good thing?

I don't touch the restroom door handles for obvious reasons. I think if the door has to be grabbed going one direction it should be on the way in, not the way out as people could then have sanitary hands. Yeah, I use an extra towel to grab the door handle, sometimes I wait for someone else to grab it, or in a worst case scenario I will use my shirt tail. If it costs the owner that much, put it on my tab. As a matter of fact, when I meet a restroom attendant working in the "lavs" in casino's I make a point of tipping them. I have yet to meet one yet who wasn't genuinely appreciate.

As for the people that have to steal toilet tissue or towels after playing slots, the losers easily pay for the tissue bandits. Maybe next time you see someone stealing a box of tissue, throw them a dollar and say something appropriate?

Moving on, how about toilet tissue? How do you like those Mega rolls, where there has to be a full hundred miles of the lowest quality tissue known to man on it?
I will not wipe myself with that stuff except for in absolute desperation. I hate public toilets anyway. I tend to travel with my own premium grade, lotion, etc, versus the offered to the masses "for free" products.

Sorry if the difference in your business making a profit or not comes down to whether or not a patron uses paper, or "the blade". I see electric hand dry only and immediately think "cheap ***hole". FWIW, I would not eat in an establishment like that, it speaks to managements attitude about hygiene entirely. I can only imagine the shortcuts being taken in the kitchen.

Good for the vendors who have the sanitation dispensers available and doing their part to help contain the spread of disease, I am very glad to see casinos finally start to put them out. If they think about it, what does it cost to have a gambler too sick to gamble. Keep them healthy and on the floor spending money.

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