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bitsypon:

achangingaltar:

cannibalcoalition:

ohgodhesloose:

cheskamouse:

faethebunny:

svidrigailovskaya:

v10l3n7:

dicklessturdpusher:

almightybob:

agoodcartoon:

sadly, a person making minimum wage in america would be baffled by seeing a bill larger than a $5 or $1. a good cartoon.

written by someone that’s never been to or worked in retail

"you deserve poverty for giving me poor customer service"

I hope the person who made that cartoon dies a painful death.
and furthermore I’ll work circles around you, dickhead.
oh ps. what kind of name is Rob Smith Jr?????

"*this is a true story"
somehow i highly doubt it.

As someone who has done a lot in retail; this is literally impossible. The damn cash register tells you what change to give. The artist definitely pulled this one out of their ass

Ass, brain, whats the difference?

The best part that undermines the cartoonist’s intent is that, if she’s demanding $11/hour and the meal is $10.60, it means right now she can’t even afford to eat where she works with an hour’s pay.

I don’t think people realize how mathematically-minded a lot of people in poverty are. I mean, advanced mathematics are a difficult subject for a lot of people, but I’ve seen some people working for 7.25 an hour manage to add large sums up in their head and come out correct. A person making minimum wage knows the exact amount of money they are making per shift and can factor in what is being taken out in taxes. In particularly mind-numbing jobs, a lot of them try to calculate just how much they’re making per minute to do a repetitive and boring task. A person making minimum wage thinks: if at the end of my shift my average sum will be $46, then that will pay off the electric bill for the month, and tomorrow’s wages will pay off the water bill, and the next two week’s wages will go to rent.
Minimum wage workers mentally balance their checkbooks because every cent counts. 
So if the purpose of this comic was to make some commentary about how people who are poor deserve to be poor because they are uneducated, then it was poorly executed. If it is, as it says in the corner, based on a true story, then I’m betting that the cashier was unused to giving exact change and was taken by surprise. It may also have been her first day on the register. Or her register could have had an error, because certain registers lock up if something goes wrong.
Basically, this comic is an unreliable account. 

I was never taught how to do this.My parents didn’t want me walking around with cash on me at school, so I had a debit card with a really low limit on it to buy lunch when I needed to in high school. I never learned the “pay extra to get round change” thing until I had worked at a cash. I cannot lie; it never bothered me if the person told me they were doing it and I could enter that into the till and have the register tell me “give this much back”, but when they would tack it on after everything was punched in, it took me a while to be able to do it properly without panicking. Sometimes I had to get someone else to make sure I was giving them the right change (I’m terrible at mental math, and would blame myself to buy some time “Oh, I just don’t want to accidentally miscalculate and short-change you! Just a sec! Silly me!”)
And for those of you watching this scene go down from the outside and judging the cashier; I’m going to assume you’ve never been a cashier, or that you’ve been very lucky as a chaser and were never conned by a short-chang artist.
See, it might just look like the cashier is panicking and calling for the manager because “Hurr-durr what is math?! Do you want fries with that?”… but I promise you that there are some slick mother fuckers out there who do this to cashiers specifically to steal from them, and we know it. So, we call for backup. These short-changers wait until the register has calculated everything and at the last minute say “Oh, here’s $20.60!” and as you work out the difference (because now you’ve got a handful of odd change based on what they’d given you before, and the new “rounded” change isn’t always as obvious as $10, sometimes it is just to cut out three pennies), they’ll start rushing you through calculations. Then they’ll say “never mind, I’ll give you this instead!” and now you’ve got money in your hands, on the counter, in the till, all while they’re telling you new numbers and also asking if you can break their other $20… and it keeps going until they manage to trick you into handing them $10 extra while the people behind them are giving you the stink eye for not knowing how to give change.
In the end, that $10 comes out of your pay in a lot of places (even though large companies are insured for obscene amounts of money going ‘missing’ like that, but whatever). And $10 might not seem like much, but these con-artists don’t just hit up convenience stores and McDonalds. They also go to electronics stores (where people aren’t used to dealing in cash to begin with because everything is $50 minimum), or high end clothing and department stores where they can sneak $60-$150, at least, out of a cashier without anyone knowing until the end of the day.
So if you see something like this, or if it is happening to you, remember that these cashiers are working minimum wage, working 10 or 11 hour shifts with little or no breaks, with customers and corporations breathing down their necks. They might be a bit slow sometimes because they’re new, because they’re tired, or maybe even because they aren’t that intelligent. They might be trying to stop a con artist from stealing from them. They might be trying to make sure they’re not accidentally short-changing you! But who cares; slow your roll.

As a retail worker myself, I can vouch for the “trying not to short-change you or be short-changed” thing - and in as many months I’ve had 2 or 3 people all try to overwhelm me into giving them extra with “oh wait no, actually I’ll give you this. wait, no, this!”, so no, that’s not an urban legend or “something nobody tries anymore” if anyone was sceptical on that.

bitsypon:

achangingaltar:

cannibalcoalition:

ohgodhesloose:

cheskamouse:

faethebunny:

svidrigailovskaya:

v10l3n7:

dicklessturdpusher:

almightybob:

agoodcartoon:

sadly, a person making minimum wage in america would be baffled by seeing a bill larger than a $5 or $1. a good cartoon.

written by someone that’s never been to or worked in retail

"you deserve poverty for giving me poor customer service"

I hope the person who made that cartoon dies a painful death.

and furthermore I’ll work circles around you, dickhead.

oh ps. what kind of name is Rob Smith Jr?????

"*this is a true story"

somehow i highly doubt it.

As someone who has done a lot in retail; this is literally impossible. The damn cash register tells you what change to give. The artist definitely pulled this one out of their ass

Ass, brain, whats the difference?

The best part that undermines the cartoonist’s intent is that, if she’s demanding $11/hour and the meal is $10.60, it means right now she can’t even afford to eat where she works with an hour’s pay.

I don’t think people realize how mathematically-minded a lot of people in poverty are. I mean, advanced mathematics are a difficult subject for a lot of people, but I’ve seen some people working for 7.25 an hour manage to add large sums up in their head and come out correct. A person making minimum wage knows the exact amount of money they are making per shift and can factor in what is being taken out in taxes. In particularly mind-numbing jobs, a lot of them try to calculate just how much they’re making per minute to do a repetitive and boring task. A person making minimum wage thinks: if at the end of my shift my average sum will be $46, then that will pay off the electric bill for the month, and tomorrow’s wages will pay off the water bill, and the next two week’s wages will go to rent.

Minimum wage workers mentally balance their checkbooks because every cent counts. 

So if the purpose of this comic was to make some commentary about how people who are poor deserve to be poor because they are uneducated, then it was poorly executed. If it is, as it says in the corner, based on a true story, then I’m betting that the cashier was unused to giving exact change and was taken by surprise. It may also have been her first day on the register. Or her register could have had an error, because certain registers lock up if something goes wrong.

Basically, this comic is an unreliable account. 

I was never taught how to do this.
My parents didn’t want me walking around with cash on me at school, so I had a debit card with a really low limit on it to buy lunch when I needed to in high school. I never learned the “pay extra to get round change” thing until I had worked at a cash. I cannot lie; it never bothered me if the person told me they were doing it and I could enter that into the till and have the register tell me “give this much back”, but when they would tack it on after everything was punched in, it took me a while to be able to do it properly without panicking. Sometimes I had to get someone else to make sure I was giving them the right change (I’m terrible at mental math, and would blame myself to buy some time “Oh, I just don’t want to accidentally miscalculate and short-change you! Just a sec! Silly me!”)

And for those of you watching this scene go down from the outside and judging the cashier; I’m going to assume you’ve never been a cashier, or that you’ve been very lucky as a chaser and were never conned by a short-chang artist.

See, it might just look like the cashier is panicking and calling for the manager because “Hurr-durr what is math?! Do you want fries with that?”… but I promise you that there are some slick mother fuckers out there who do this to cashiers specifically to steal from them, and we know it. So, we call for backup. These short-changers wait until the register has calculated everything and at the last minute say “Oh, here’s $20.60!” and as you work out the difference (because now you’ve got a handful of odd change based on what they’d given you before, and the new “rounded” change isn’t always as obvious as $10, sometimes it is just to cut out three pennies), they’ll start rushing you through calculations. Then they’ll say “never mind, I’ll give you this instead!” and now you’ve got money in your hands, on the counter, in the till, all while they’re telling you new numbers and also asking if you can break their other $20… and it keeps going until they manage to trick you into handing them $10 extra while the people behind them are giving you the stink eye for not knowing how to give change.

In the end, that $10 comes out of your pay in a lot of places (even though large companies are insured for obscene amounts of money going ‘missing’ like that, but whatever). And $10 might not seem like much, but these con-artists don’t just hit up convenience stores and McDonalds. They also go to electronics stores (where people aren’t used to dealing in cash to begin with because everything is $50 minimum), or high end clothing and department stores where they can sneak $60-$150, at least, out of a cashier without anyone knowing until the end of the day.

So if you see something like this, or if it is happening to you, remember that these cashiers are working minimum wage, working 10 or 11 hour shifts with little or no breaks, with customers and corporations breathing down their necks. They might be a bit slow sometimes because they’re new, because they’re tired, or maybe even because they aren’t that intelligent. They might be trying to stop a con artist from stealing from them. They might be trying to make sure they’re not accidentally short-changing you! But who cares; slow your roll.

As a retail worker myself, I can vouch for the “trying not to short-change you or be short-changed” thing - and in as many months I’ve had 2 or 3 people all try to overwhelm me into giving them extra with “oh wait no, actually I’ll give you this. wait, no, this!”, so no, that’s not an urban legend or “something nobody tries anymore” if anyone was sceptical on that.

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Anonymous said: "I’m actually quite fond of endings with permanent or long-term entrapment for the character… just as long as it’s a story." I don't understand that. If it feels so wrong when it's real, why is it enjoyable as a story?

krd-answers:

Arousal has this habit of making practical concerns temporarily vanish. It’s a special kind of delirious oblivion that’s responsible for many a stupid decision.

Kink practice is very good at acknowledging that it happens, mastering it to enjoy it in full, while successfully bringing the participants back to reality afterwards. We like to pretend things in the heat of the moment that we’d never give a second thought with a rational mind - for example, that someone’s restraints or humiliation might be permanent - and when we’re let do so without the need to put practicality to it it’s amazing. Then the whole process of aftercare is there to safely transition the partners, particularly the sub(s), back to the rational waking world.

If it feels wrong even when in the mood, that’s probably not your fetish.

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therobotmonster:

light-cream-cheese:

livin-la-vida-dada:

I dressed up yesterday like this

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but I kept getting comments on how I looked exactly like Nicki Minaj in this picture all night

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I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HE-MAN!!

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Everyone disregarded that and called me Nicki for the entire night.

I tried.

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Important question. Has anyone seen He-Man and Nicki Minaj in the same place at the same time?

(Source: benedicteggs-cumberbacon)

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nedsseveredhead:

Yes, lets go fight magneto. in my metal wheelchair, via my metal airship, with my metal wolverine to protect me. i see no way this could ever go wrong.

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outofcontextdnd:

"Here’s what’s going to happen. You’re going to put your pants back on, I’m going to give this sunflower back to the elves, and we are never going to speak of this again."

-Cleric to Ranger

Now this post is an example of perfection.

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(Source: golgafrinchanpride)

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crazyress:

heyfunniest:

Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art.

this is legitimately the best thing i’ve ever seen

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brbjellyfishing:

babe can i show you my d*ck 

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derpinews:

POODLE, SSL certificate changes, new comments and complex filters

Okay, so that’s not a poodle but there’s very few pictures of ponies as poodles or whatever. POODLE is the name of an attack (it’s a great acronym which is actually fairly descriptive) on the SSLv3 protocol. Very rapidly after we became aware of this attack we disabled SSLv3 on Derpibooru and changed our required TLS cipherset to be in line with Mozilla’s new recommended cipherset. We’re now a TLS-only website.

This should not affect your use of the site unless you’re using a very old web browser, like IE older than version 7 on Windows XP. TLS is supported by all modern web browsers and has been for years, so this shouldn’t impact many people.

In unrelated news, we’re going to be replacing the SSL certificate used for Derpibooru and issuing a revocation on the old certificate sometime in the next few weeks. This is in line with our policy to renew certificates preemptively before expiration. You shouldn’t notice this happening.

Last but not least we’re doing some major releases this weekend which will impact the comment system and filters. The comment update will bring the comments style and functionality into line with the forums (with the exception of editing functionality, which will remain forum-only for now). The filter changes will implement, at long last, complex filters. K_A has put a staggering amount of work into the code required to make this possible - which involved creating a full client-side implementation of our search parser, amongst other things. The net result of this is that you’ll be able to use complex search queries in your filters; if you want to filter all pictures of Twilight Sparkle except the ones where she’s got wings, but without affecting other alicorns, you could add a filter for twilight sparkle,alicorn. This is a really nice addition and something that’s been on the to-do list for a long time.

The flipside of this is that we’ll be doing a couple of probably-bumpy deployments today. On the upside, there’s no episode airing today so we won’t be disrupting the surge of new images that always brings! *sobs*

Love,
Clover

Oh shit, IT’S HAPPENING.

THE DREAM IS ALIVE. THE DREAM IS REAL.

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dryury:

toasterlock:

the-doors-are-closed:

A real statue in Holland. Although it is a statue of Father Christmas, locals will call it butt plug gnome.

god bless butt plug gnome

Hail to the Plug Gnom! he plug his butt for our since !

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Anonymous said: Imagine if Space Dandy was black.

imagine-space-dandy:

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May I snuggle my dragon?" "It’s a free action. You may snuggle your dragon.
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