The customers at the U-District Trader Joe’s in Seattle are an oddly-stressed bunch of students, employees, and housewives. They’re often terse, slightly confused, and more often than not extremely cranky. So I naturally like to mess with them in small controlled experiments. Here’s one of my favourites. Setup Go to Trader Joe’s in a mid-afternoon […]Read More Messing with Trader Joes Customers
The Setup First you started showing up near shopping centers downtown with your brightly colored vest, laminated pages, notebook, and cheerful personality. We brushed you aside with ease: the sidewalks were large and there were a lot of individuals around. You were a minor inconvenience and we felt bad for hating those who worked for […]Read More Leave me Alone: Open Letter to Sidewalk Leeches
I haven’t done a wall of shame in a while, but this is too out of whack NOT to post about it. This post probably makes me a bad person. Every few weeks, I take the Seattle->Bremerton ferry to visit my family on the other side of the water. Due to work and scheduling, I […]Read More Tugboating “The Freighter”
Amazon had me at “free shipping” with the free offer of Prime to students for a year. Quick shipping speed, no minimum price limit, and great prices means that I’m a frequent customer of the US Postal Service insofar as I receive a large number of packets on-time and undamaged. Being a customer of the […]Read More Why I Hate The Post Office
So the geniuses at the group “Huskies for Israel” seem to be blanketing the campus with their flyers, which I don’t really have a problem with. Until I noticed two of the priceless cherry trees on the Quad. Covered with little blue 4″x5.5″ flyers. That are stapled to the trunks. I’ll repeat that. Stapled to […]Read More “Huskies for Israel” = “Tree Killers”
From: Eddy <**************@gmail.com> To: Nikky <***************@gmail.com> Subject: Think he’s legit? Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 19:32:12 -0700 IS THIS ITEM STILL AVAILABLE? Yes it is! Would you like to buy the 8gb iPod Touch for $200? If so, where/when would work to meet up? Eddy i really appreciate for the mail in quick response i […]Read More How to spot a legit deal on craigslist
19:17 -!- Irssi: Starting query in EFNet with Recursive 19:17 <Recursive> Fine, thank you. 19:18 <Recursive> I must say to you that all fiscal liberals are douchebags.Read More I remember why I hate Republicans now.