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15 Things I Always Wanted To Say To Customers When I Worked In Retail

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I need the version for internet retailers!!

Thought Catalog

10 Items or Less - Seasons 1 & 2 10 Items or Less

1. To the person that says, “Oh! It isn’t scanning! That must mean it’s free!”

Every time someone tells that joke a cashier dies. I hope you can sleep with that on your conscience.

2. To the person that says, “It is such a beautiful day outside. Such a shame you have to be in here all day!”

Well, fortunately I have people like you to remind me how sad and vitamin D deficient my life is. Thanks for doing your part.

3. To the person that insists on taking the opportunity of a captive audience to tell me how perfect and great their child is:

You think THAT’S impressive? I saw a kid make a slip n’ slide with nothing but his own urine and a tile floor. THAT is ingenuity!

4. To the person that insists I check in the back for an item:

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March 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm

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Stephanie Zvan- Wrong Again

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So I just found out that Stephanie Zvan did another one of her vanity searches on twitter and even though I don’t even mention her name, she includes my tweets in her storify claiming harassment. She adds commentary deciding she knows what occurred between myself and Melody Hensley. She is wrong.

 

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Stephanie decided she knows what happened last year when I changed my mind about not going to WIS.  Maybe she ought to talk to Melody (if they are actually still talking, one can’t keep up these days). Melody shows as “Facebook User” because she blocked me right after this conference last year when I supported her boss Ron Lindsay after the great speech brouhaha.

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March 8, 2014 at 11:16 am

See how to debunk viral photos in seconds using image search

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Skeptical Software Tools

Google Image Search Back in August I wrote about how Google Image Search and other reverse image search engines are a valuable tool to debunk viral hoaxes. Last week yet another example popped up that shows just how easy these types of debunks can be.

The new example involves social media posts about animal rights and animal testing. Photos of suffering animals are always compelling, and often go viral. While most people sympathize with the animals pictured, there is a secondary lesson here – don’t forget to apply skepticism to viral content even when the message confirms your own beliefs and pet causes.

I’m an animal fan myself – we have both a dog and a cat in our household. The purpose of this post is not to criticize animal rights activists, but show how to verify photos. So lets see how it’s done.

Warning: If you are particularly sensitive to pictures of…

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March 3, 2014 at 9:46 am

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