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  • Mood: Rant
  • Listening to: Hairspray
  • Reading: Life's Dream
  • Watching: Girls und Panzer
  • Playing: Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters
  • Eating: McDonalds
  • Drinking: Pepsi One
This is something I've noticed in my years of working in the service industry. While teenagers aren't the best behaved of the customers, they are not the worst of them. In fact, far from it. Many of them are actually polite and understanding, or at least straight-forward, no nonsense, types of customers who just want to get in and get out.  The worst customers, are the old people. They don't listen when you try to explain things, they argue over your own policies even though you've been trained more recently then they have, they try to tell you how to do your job and don't have any faith in your skills no matter how fucking awesome you are at it, and they never remember how to run their checks even though they've been using this stupid, asinine, and outdated method of payment since before I was born, and often times expect things out of you that aren't part of your job requirement. I mean, honestly, they will wait five minutes fiddling with their wallet and purse much longer then any normal person does and wait for you to put their bags in their cart. I wanna scream "that's not part of my cashier's jobs. They're not doing it to be nice, they're doing it because you take too fucking long." and the worst part is, I'm pretty sure some of them know they're supposed to do it themselves but don't because they know that the cashiers will if they wait long enough because they think they're entitled to it or something. Good service isn't a right, it's a nicety that we provide to your wrinkly self-centered asses. If it were up to me, you'd all be using the self-checkouts.

And that's another thing, why does everyone have to bitch about them. Not just their performance, I could live with that. But they bitch about their very existence, About how they're taking people's jobs away and other such misinformed bullcrap. Did people bitch this much about self-serve gas pumps? Seriously. They still need a cashier to attend to them to deal with problems, and at my store, I wish we had more because we don't have enough cashiers to keep up with the demand all the time because apparently getting people to actually show up for the job is surprisingly difficult.

Besides, they'll never completely replace normal registers...not before both are replaced by automated storefronts at least, something that will be coming in the next 10-20 years. Basically a super sized vending machine, with conveyer belts that move food items from storage to a deposit where a person can pick up whatever they ordered. Chips, milk, soda, even alcohol thanks to a camera and a person checking the ID by remote. That's right...ID checks will be outsourced. Convenience and grocery stores will eventually be replaced by them, leaving only clothing and electronics stores...maybe.
  • Mood: Desperate
  • Reading: Forest Tales
  • Watching: Fast N Loud
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Pepsi One
I do love arguing with people, especially those who argue against LGBT equallity. Yet, anytime I seem to make enough progress, the bastards I'm arguing with suddenly block me. The worst part is, they usually do so after sending me a post, and then after I spend who knows how long creating a response, I find out they've blocked me. No chance to reply, explain myself, or post a counter arguement. It's total bullcrap. Why are they so afraid of truth. This latest guy for example, accused me of saying morality shallow, but that's not what I meant at all, but does he want to hear it? No. Well, since I'm ranting to no one in particular here, I'll post what I was going to say right here...partially because I don't want this to go to waste and partially in the hope that hisarcher19 will see it and reconsider his decision to block me.

I'm sorry, you misunderstand me. I'm not saying moral codes are shallow per se, but the people who create them might be. Now, many like to claim that morals are absolute, and there are a few things I'd like to believe are absolute, but the rest is largely subjective. Now please hear me out before you block me or something.
Heh...so much for THAT.
Morality is something that each person decides on for themselves. We can try and claim we all have the same morals, but the truth is we don't. No one has the exact same concepts of right and wrong, fact and fiction. Even Christians, who follow the bible will have different concepts of morality. There are even factions of Christians who would condemn your own asexuality as eschewing your moral duty to god to get married and procreate. They would condemn you as selfish, self-centered, and immoral. Based on some parts of the bible, they'd even have a case. You could also point out that some parts of the bible support indefinite abstinence when one can in fact resist "natural urges".  Christians have an entire book to dictate to them how one should conduct themselves in a moral manner and you STILL can't all agree on how to act. So if all these different moral codes can be developed from a single book, then how can we explain why they're different? Simple: everyone develops their own morals. You might be inspired by the bible, but so are 90% of the people in prison, yet clearly you have a different code from them, correct? So, if each moral code is different, even from the same source of inspiration, then one can ultimately conclude that a moral code is as shallow as the person who creates it, correct?

Now sure we may have some differences, but I'm sure we can agree on a few moral absolutes. Unjustified murder is bad, forcing oneself on another person's body to any degree is wrong, stealing in a non-emergency situation, no talking in the theater once a movie starts, for example.
Over the past several years, the advocates of the 2nd amendment, who wish to reduce the restrictions on what firearms people can buy have been winning that battle. They say it's to better protect themselves from everyday crimes and many enjoy this romanticized belief that they can use that firepower to protect themselves and/or lead a revolution against a tyrannical and oppressive US government. A rather absurd notion given that a truely tyrannical US government could declare martial law and bring the world's mightiest military down on the revolution, but I digress.

However this has some had an unintended side effect on law enforcement. As the civilians have started gaining easier access to superior firepower, so have the criminals. As a result, police forces across the country have been starting to become more militarized, often acquiring the surplus of war machines leftover from the wars in the middle east. And what's worst is that the police are becoming more, and often overly aggressive when they're deploying in Armored Personnel Carriers, using heavy weapons as they arrest high-risk suspects and lately has resulted in an increased number of questionable police shootings and other incidents.

So in a twist of irony, the very fight to give us common folks better firepower to protect ourselves against criminals and oppressive government has actually made criminals even more dangerous and gave the police an excuse to be even more oppressive. Gun advocates like to tout that if we take away people's rights to guns, the only people with guns will be the criminals, but fail to realize that if you make it easier for common people to have firepower you make it easier for the criminals to have even more firepower to use against them.

So I ask the rest of you, is making it easier for civilian, criminals, and cops alike to have even greater firepower really such a great idea, or is it merely creating more chaos? Should we keep the current laws and simply keep militarizing the police? Or should we realize that letting everyone have more guns will only result in more violence?
  • Mood: Rant
  • Listening to: Hairspray
  • Reading: Life's Dream
  • Watching: Girls und Panzer
  • Playing: Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters
  • Eating: McDonalds
  • Drinking: Pepsi One
This is something I've noticed in my years of working in the service industry. While teenagers aren't the best behaved of the customers, they are not the worst of them. In fact, far from it. Many of them are actually polite and understanding, or at least straight-forward, no nonsense, types of customers who just want to get in and get out.  The worst customers, are the old people. They don't listen when you try to explain things, they argue over your own policies even though you've been trained more recently then they have, they try to tell you how to do your job and don't have any faith in your skills no matter how fucking awesome you are at it, and they never remember how to run their checks even though they've been using this stupid, asinine, and outdated method of payment since before I was born, and often times expect things out of you that aren't part of your job requirement. I mean, honestly, they will wait five minutes fiddling with their wallet and purse much longer then any normal person does and wait for you to put their bags in their cart. I wanna scream "that's not part of my cashier's jobs. They're not doing it to be nice, they're doing it because you take too fucking long." and the worst part is, I'm pretty sure some of them know they're supposed to do it themselves but don't because they know that the cashiers will if they wait long enough because they think they're entitled to it or something. Good service isn't a right, it's a nicety that we provide to your wrinkly self-centered asses. If it were up to me, you'd all be using the self-checkouts.

And that's another thing, why does everyone have to bitch about them. Not just their performance, I could live with that. But they bitch about their very existence, About how they're taking people's jobs away and other such misinformed bullcrap. Did people bitch this much about self-serve gas pumps? Seriously. They still need a cashier to attend to them to deal with problems, and at my store, I wish we had more because we don't have enough cashiers to keep up with the demand all the time because apparently getting people to actually show up for the job is surprisingly difficult.

Besides, they'll never completely replace normal registers...not before both are replaced by automated storefronts at least, something that will be coming in the next 10-20 years. Basically a super sized vending machine, with conveyer belts that move food items from storage to a deposit where a person can pick up whatever they ordered. Chips, milk, soda, even alcohol thanks to a camera and a person checking the ID by remote. That's right...ID checks will be outsourced. Convenience and grocery stores will eventually be replaced by them, leaving only clothing and electronics stores...maybe.

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defilerzero Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch. ^_^
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TamaeFTT Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for watching
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StormBloom Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav
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vladen13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
A very fine thank you for faving from this feature of Bikini Bound Bingo! Hope you enjoyed the show in all as part of my sizzling Summer releases! Thank you! Thank you! Sun Relax
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blabla77777 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thanks for watching!
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qexiqex Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thanks for the fav!
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Bunnytam Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Tanks for the Fave! ^,,^
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justjakk Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I cannot answer you in the poll, since I have blocked the deviant in question. 

I originally watched the deviant because he does have some good art. I let most of the fetish he posts go by, because it is his gallery. To tell him not to post what he likes is hypocritical because I would not like someone telling me what I can and can not post on my gallery (outside of dA admin, of course) 

And, yes the question did upset me. It shows disrespect for the artists viewers. I would never ask something like that to my viewers. I cannot respect someone who doesn't show respect for their viewers.

It is ok with me if you don't respect my views. I speak my mind and will not halt you from speaking yours. 
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ChakatBlackstar Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I don't think it's disrespectful. It's just a goofy question.
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justjakk Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I respect your view. I just cant stay around that. There are lines and that danced all over the line and ran all around the other side. 
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