Ways you can help:
(I am visiting two good Jewish friends. They are gay men and engaged. We’re at a coffee shop for breakfast.)
Friend #1: *holding Friend #2′s hand* “Hey [Friend #2], what do you want?”
Friend #2: “[Store Brand Drink], babe.”
Customer #1: *spies them holding hands* “You should be ashamed of acting like that in public! There are children and God-fearing people in here! Couple of sick f**s…”
Friend #1: “We’re not f**s. We’re gay. Last time I checked, we’re not cigarettes or bundles of twigs.”
Customer #1: “You’re going to Hell for being a couple of sinners! You’re going to burn!”
Friend #2: “So what are you drinking, [My Name]?”
Me: “[Store Brand Drink], please!”
Friend #2: *to Customer #1* “What about you, mister? What are you drinking?”
Customer #1: *splutters* “I am not accepting charity from some dirty, sick homosexual!”
Friend #1: “If your Jesus was brave enough to dine with prostitutes, the least you could do is accept our ‘charity.’”
Customer #1: “F*** you!”
Friend #1 & #2: *deadpan* “No, thanks. You’re not my type.”
Customer #1: *screams* “This whole place is going to Hell!” *storms out*
Customer #2: *starts clapping* “That… was… AWESOME! Please, let me pay for your order!”
Me: “Nah, thanks. I’ll get it for them.”
Manager: “No, you won’t. This order is on the house!”Read more funny stories at NotAlwaysRight.com!:
Unions aren’t obsolete — management is
Workers can’t afford to trust management with flexibility because of the moral hazard. Management will always take advantage of flexibility to screw workers over — find some way to take get more work out of fewer people and appropriate all the savings to themselves in the form of bonuses.
Know what would increase flexibility and efficiency? Worker self-management. Know what the “union” is that stands in the way of that? It’s called MANAGEMENT. Management can’t trust workers with autonomy because both sides know their interests are dialectically opposed, and workers have no reason to be more productive than required to avoid getting fired because management will use it against them. It would be like a plantation owner giving slaves more autonomy when they have every reason in the world to kill him.
And workers come up with rigid work rules and job descriptions because if you give management an inch they take a mile.
Flexibility and discretion are only possible when all the benefits and costs of a decision are internalized by the party making it and nobody’s in a position of power to shift consequences downward and benefits upward.
If you think unions are outdated try working in a fucking banana republic right-to-work state like Arkansas.
I’ll tell you what’s outdated — management. When workers in Argentina took over management of those recuperated enterprises, and abolished high-salared managers, the first thing they learned was that all that poor-mouth they’d been getting over the years about the desperate need to “cut costs” was a self-serving load of horse shit. Just getting rid of the salaries of the boys in the C-suite made them extremely competitive. And the place ran better when the people who actually did the work were in charge. Not to mention that workers had a reason to contribute all their Hayekian distributed knowledge of the work process when they knew all the productivity gains would go to them.
An angry white man with a gun is a patriot.
An angry Muslim man with a gun is a terrorist.
An angry black man with a gun is a corpse.
Nothing exemplifies the stark racial divide in America like putting a gun in the hands of men of different races.
"He who controls the past, control the present. He who controls the present, controls the future."
Narcissists live by this concept.
They want to be the exclusive Keepers of the Past. They want the only record, so they can rewrite it and edit is as necessary to support their own self-image, to ensure they remain perpetually Right.
When they bring up the past, it’s their past. The version that supports their argument. The wrong that proves you can never be right, and they always are. It’s heavily edited, stitched together from one-sided half-truths, wild conjecture, and outright lies, shot throughout with holes where anything they don’t like has been cut out.
They don’t want you to bring up the past. In their ideal world, you wouldn’t even remember the past except for their version of events. But you do. You remember the petty, selfish, cruel things they do. You remember them being stupid. You remember them being childish and awkward. You remember a thousand things that contradict their official record of godlike perfection.
And so they get mad, even when what you bring up seems innocuous. Because it reminds them that they don’t control YOUR record of events. they might try to, but I don’t think any narcissist has brainwashed their child sufficiently to satisfy themselves in that regard.
(I began losing my voice during my shift and got sent home early when I started to run a fever. The next day I call out of work, but I have no voice and my work doesn’t have email.)
Manager: “Thank you for calling [Fast Food Place]. How can I help you?”
Me: *tries to speak*
Me: *croaking noises*
Manager: “I’m sorry, I can’t— Wait, [My Name]? Is this you?”
Me: *coughing fit*
Manager: “Press a button if this is [My Name].”
Manager: “Press two buttons if you can’t come in to work tonight.”
Me: *beeeep beeeep*
Manager: *laughing* “Okay, we’ll figure it out. Feel better.”
(Two days later I’m well enough to go back to work.)
Manager: “Hey, [My Name]!
Me: “Hey, boss!”
(From then on, whenever someone called out of work, my manager would beep at them before she hung up.)Read more funny stories at NotAlwaysWorking.com!:
TW: Police brutality - NYPD goes into wrong apartment, drags naked grandmother out of her home, pepper spray 4-year-old & arrest 12-year-old
August 2, 2014
A Brooklyn grandmother who had just taken a shower was dragged from her apartment by about 12 cops who then stood by for more than two minutes while she was naked in the hallway, according to video that emerged Friday.
Denise Stewart was in her Brownsville apartment on July 13 when police — responding to a domestic disturbance call at the building — pounded on her door at 11:45 p.m. and demanded entry.
Stewart, 48, cracked the door wearing only a towel wrapped around her body and underpants — and was yanked into the hallway by cops over the screams of her family and neighbors.
The video shows a chaotic scene as a dozen or so male officers burst into Stewart’s apartment, while several others struggle to subdue and cuff the nearly naked woman in the hallway outside.
Stewart’s towel got lost in the scuffle, leaving the grandmother dressed only in underpants.
“Oxygen, get my oxygen,” the mother of four can be heard saying to the cops, as they propped her bare body against the wall.
A cop shouts, “OK, OK,” and darts out of the screen.
Neighbors videotaping from the stairwell started shouting as Stewart, who has severe asthma, fainted and fell to the floor.
Stewart’s son Kirkland Stewart, 24, was charged with resisting arrest. The 12-year-old was charged with assaulting a police officer, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.
Diamond Stewart’s 4-year-old son was also pepper sprayed, the family said.
“They manhandled (Stewart) and behaved in a deplorable manner,” Rameau said. “She feels completely mortified. This is about human dignity.”
The city’s Administration for Children’s Services was called to investigate but didn’t find any evidence of neglect, said Rameau.
“There were no injuries to the child as alleged in the complaint,” the lawyer said.
A police spokesman said the incident is under investigation by Internal Affairs.
I had to look up this story on multiple sources because I literally couldn’t believe this actually happened.
And for her to be there naked in front of these RANDOM white men who broke into her home, saying that it took her 10 years for her to even let her HUSBAND see her naked body…..
they maced a four year old
a four year old
Let me get this straight
They got a call to a complex, but had no info on which apartment called…so they chose a random one and decided to harass the tenants. They didn’t even CHECK to see if they had the right place. They didn’t even listen when they were told that it WASNT the right place? THEN they assault a naked grandmother to the point where she could have died, harass her children, pepper spray an INNOCENT 4 year old (because I’m sure the child was a danger to everyone) and then are shocked when the 12 year old acts out? Because she’s obviously going to get into your van after you’ve thrown her grandmother to the ground! How dare she resist as you mistreat her family! God where are they getting these “police officers” from?
And on top of that there were 12 officers attacking this poor family? Are you fucking kidding me? I’m about to throw up.
this is crazy
#tbt 2010 “kiss for yesterday”