Tags: are the sheep looking?


Could you look up the definition of "news", please?

Dear Bergen Record,

There a lot of things that count as news and are worthy of front page coverage: politics, the economy, crime, environmental disasters, etc. Heck, I'll even grant you sports.

An upcoming episode of South Park? Not by any stretch of the imagination.

ETA:Apparently, expecting non-fluff news on the front of a newspaper is the minority opinion on this com. *shrug* Oh well, I'll just depart from the thread with a "YOU KIDS GET THE HELL OFF MY LAWN!!!" and leave it at that.

BTW, could the tagger add the "I dare you to say Hastur three times" tag? Not related, but I like that one.

Edit:To correct embarrassing typo.

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Dear staff at *Children's Farm*:

I know it's hot and the animals are smelly, but could you stop texting for one second to acknowledge me so I can order some bottled water? Your fellow staff in the other areas weren't all that great either. It would be nice if someone would actually talk to me when I request something. When I walk up to your window to buy goat's milk to feed to the baby goats, don't just stare at me and then open the cooler, slamming down the bottle before I give you my money.

Hey, it's great that you provide hand-washing stations for those of us who don't want to walk around with animal saliva on our hands after we take advantage of the feeding stations. But wouldn't it be nice to not have the soap dispensers empty? Luckily I had some wipes in my bag.

short mod note...

not that I'm a short mod, I'm 5'10... I don't know how tall the other mods are. How about - Brief Note From a Mod?

Aaaaaaanyway - we seem to be getting a few more posts these days and wouldn't it be neat if they were being tagged in an expeditious manner?

Of course it would!


Who wants to be a tagger? It's super easy and super fun! comment here or send me a pm, k?

(In recent months, we've had to reduce the size of the tagging group due to some people abusing the privilege, buuuuuuut, I'm we're all adults here and can behave as such, right?) (oh, and if you're known for consistently picking fights in the comm or leaving jerk-tacular comments, you might not be at the top of the list)

EDIT: just so we're clear - tagging with a sense of humor is fine, encouraged even usually, but on the odd occasion when someone posts something of a more sensitive nature, that kind of thing needs to be respected and not mocked.

Seriously, you guys

This community is not a safe space, nor would we like to turn it into one, but... holy shit, guys

judging pregnant women on what they eat?

blaming victims for not reacting as you think they should have?

suggesting that someone deserves bad service because of his or her username or icon?


This is a community for people to vent about bad service, not a community for unsolicited judgments.

You are free to disagree and debate with other members, but be an adult about it, would you, please?

If you have a problem with another community member, please don't turn it into a wankapalooza in the threads, take it up with that person via PMs, contact one of the mods or drop a comment here.

And, just one last reminder that personal attacks and name-calling are frowned upon.

Now, get out there and enjoy your weekend!

Mana stares

Sonic horror...

So, I was on my lunch break (which is like 30 minutes..) I forgot to bring my lunch so I run by the closest fast food joint, which turns out to be Sonic. I put in my order, get my food and drive back to work to eat my food. Get into the breakroom and unwrap my burger, there is no meat in it. Frustrated because I spent time going down there to get it I knew I wouldn't have enough time to go back up and get them to change it. Luckly.. my assistant manager was in the break room with me, understood what was going on and let me leave. I call them up before going back....

Me: Hey, I just got 'blah blah' from you guys and there is no meat on it...

Phone lady: *Cracks up laughing for it seems like five minutes though it was only about thirty seconds* Bring it back and we'll replace it *Still laughing in the backround*

I'm annoyed at this time, wasn't hungry anymore, but went back anyway. Pressed the little red button and let them know I was the one who called and needed to get a 'actual' cheeseburger. They tell me it will be right out.

Five minutes go by.....

Ten minutes... I ring back.

Me: Did you guys forget about me?

Other person: Did you ring in? *with a bit of a additude*

Me: I rang as soon as I got here and someone told me it would be right out, that was ten minutes ago!

Other person: Whatever, it'll be right out.

Two minutes later I get it, drive back to work and throw it away. I was too scared they spit in it or something to eat it.
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Stoned at the Wiener's Circle

[edit: Sorry, I had never been there before and didn't know that the bad service was part of their whole deal. Sorry.]
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Y'all, we need to talk.

It's no secret that we can be a pretty snarky community; snarky tags, snarky comments, snarky snark, whatever -  it's all in good fun and, for the most part, we mods let most everything go because the last thing we want is for b_s to turn into one of those overly pc safe-space communities -

BUT (we all knew there was a 'but' coming up, didn't we?)

Lately there seems to be a few people who are taking it a bit far and it's getting a bit old.

You want to disagree with a poster or commenter, fine, disagree, debate, whatever, but:


2) STOP STIRRING SHIT - if you really, really, really insist upon having a "no, you're not" "yes, I am" "no, you're not" "yes, I am" back and forth with another commenter, take it to the private messages and leave the rest of the community out of it. Or, you know, exercise some restraint.

Both public and private warnings have gone out, but none of the mods have the time or inclination to babysit the community full time and we really hate having to ban people.

And in case you need a little refresher, the community rules are located here.

As a sidenote, for the people who want to passive-aggressively whiiiiiiiine about how much this community suuuuuuuucks? This isn't Soviet Russia, no one is forcing you to be here.

buck passer!

Australia's favourite brands hated on the web

Mods - feel free to delete this post if it's outside of the rules of the community.. but it gives the community a plug which is always a plus!

This is from www.news.com.au; the main news site in Australia.

AN ONLINE audit of Australia’s favourite brands has revealed dozens of hate websites set up by livid customers and ex-employees.

read the article here.

And also, the mention for this community in the comments section -

Felicity of SA Posted at 2:42pm today
http://bad_service.livejournal.com/ Get ripped off at a department store? Eat bad chicken from your local pub & grill? Pass out waiting in line at the grocery store? Get mistreated by that pimply-faced clerk who hasn't the foggiest clue what he's doing? Then this is the community for you. Rant, rave, complain, or bitch about the bad service you've received, whether it's from your local telco, your government agency, babysitter, or sky-diving instructor.
Daphne Loves Derby

Post Office

Today, I dropped by the post office to mail off a few packages. I was all excited because there was no line so I got to walk right up to the counter. First, let me describe the layout of my post office. In line, you are behind a counter, then you walk out from behind it up to the employee's counter (I don't know if all post offices are like that?). Further background information, I am wearing a long, baggy-ish shirt, shorts (that aren't that short), and boots. Relevant, I swear.

As soon as I walk up to the counter, without even a "Hi" or "How are you?", I get "Whoa, nice legs!" I started laughing, and then he says something like "Sorry, you're making it hard for me to concentrate. I can die and go to heaven now because I've seen an angel." At this point I'm laughing hysterically because I'm sort of in shock over the way he's talking to me (and I just think it's funny). Then, he looks at the package I'm mailing and starts reading my name. "Your name is Lindsey? It's nice to meet you." That's when I realized how creepy it really was :/ Also, I'm legal, but I don't really look it...I probably look 17 at most. This guy is atleast 45 :/

I'm sort of scared to go to the post office again out of fear that he'll be the one to help me!

EDIT: I CANNOT believe the way I'm getting attacked for this entry. I didn't mean it like "OMG HE'S OLD SO HE'S CREEPY", I mean that I just don't feel comfortable being hit on by someone old enough to be my dad. Might be someone's cup of tea, just isn't mine. Whatever, any way I spin it, someone will just find a way to turn it around on me.