Monday, June 20, 2016

What was ruined for everybody by one person?

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There is a company that owns several hospitals in my area. They used to feed us (the ambulance crews) for free when we were on shift. You could eat at the cafeteria of take a sandwich to go or whatever. It was decent food, and hey, you're saving money right?Well one guy started coming in with his uniform on when he was off work and grabbing sandwiches and chips and drinks, you name it. Lots of it. Basically grocery shopping in the hospital cafeteria and taking it home with him. Needless to say the hospital decided it wasn't going to supply us with food for our off days so they stopped it altogether.
The tourist who fell off of El Castillo in Chichen Itza in 2006. Now people are not allowed to climb the pyramid.
In my first two years of high school we were actually allowed to bring water or juice into class with us to drink. Then, in junior year, some ass decides to bring in a thermos of peppermint schnapps, somehow not thinking that everyone in the room can smell it.Drinks were banned after that. Edit: This was 1997-1999.
There was a guy who asked for a clarification of the sentence length for life imprisonment in Singapore. As a result, it was clarified from 20 years to natural life span. That sort of sucked for everyone after. https://www.crin.org/en/library/legal-database/abdul-nasir-bin-amer-hansah-v-public-prosecutor
There was a coffee shop that everyone loved that did the thing where if you buy 8 drinks, you get the next one for free. For 2 years I went there religiously at least once a week. Then one day, they told us that the stamp cards were no longer good because someone had stolen the stamp and had been abusing it by stamping their own cards. I just didn't like the accusatory tone when they explained to us what happened, I felt like I lost something that I made an effort to earn (although only maybe 5/8th of one drink), and they were punishing the loyal customers. It was just terribly handled. I never went back after that. The once bustling coffee shop that everyone loved closed down 6 months later.
Basically, they probably killed their business over one person who maybe got a few free drinks at most.

19 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Some big, and some chickenshit beefs. The kid should have known to use vodka instead of fucking peppermint schnapps. He chose one of the worst liquors.

edutcher said...

Tell you what.

Having been to Chichen Itza, you had better understand the Great Pyramid's steps are slick and smooth and rutted and were made for feet smaller than ours. They were also made so the bodies of the sacrifices would roll very easily all the way to the bottom once the priests kicked them off the top. I think a couple of people went off the one in Tikal the same way

chickelit said...

Eve/paradise

edutcher said...

No, Satan.

chickelit said...

Satan's a person?

ndspinelli said...

Yes, she wears pantsuits.

Lem said...

For every GOP candidate... Donald Trump ruined it for Jeb, Marco and Cruz.

Chip Ahoy said...

There's a large heavy chain draped down the whole thing so visitors can pull themselves up.

And if you use their dank little cave bathroom expect a tiny Meztec in there selling toilet paper by the square.

And the whole time you're crawling around and crossing the road and seeing their "planetarium" and their dormitories and seeing squarish carved blocks laying around all over the place and you're thinking that would make a great coffee table and that would look fantastic pin lighted, you realize all this crude carving and stacking is called the height of their glorious culture while Europe was deep in its Dark Ages.

That period when supposedly all Western knowledge stopped and classical knowledge was lost, that same period that cities were in competition for the tallest more airy and light open structures allowing light through gigantic stained glass panels. Compare the architectural achievements of those European dark ages with MesoAmerican pinnacle of achievement. Europe's darkest was brighter than Central and North America's brightest.

Dark Ages, that's what you call them.

Central Americans of the time, had they known about European stone stacking would have gone, "Holy shit. We give up."

Leland said...

You can still climb in Uxmal and there is more there to see.

AprilApple said...

Jeb could never beat anyone. Using Jeb as an excuse doesn't really work. We soundly rejected the Bush family dynasty. The media collectively sold their souls to the Clinton Family crime cult dynasty.

edutcher said...

Lem said...

For every GOP candidate... Donald Trump ruined it for Jeb, Marco and Cruz.

No, he saved everybody.

Leland said...

You can still climb in Uxmal and there is more there to see.

Not every site had a Great Pyramid; for example, Tulum and Xel-Ha.

Leland said...

The ruin at Punte Sur Cozumel is tiny. It wouldn't be worth the time of not part of the package that includes an open bar on the beach.

Sixty Grit said...

America, Obama.

As for the Messo-Americans, they had round things, just never figured out how to build something as rudimentary as a chariot. Fred Flintstone was way ahead of them on that front.

ndspinelli said...

Leland, Cozumel attracts many folks from the Midwest. The developed side of the island faces the mainland and the waters are calm. The undeveloped side, w/ strong surf, is desolate. Now, there are rip currents. But, if you know the ocean and are prudent, you can still enjoy the surf. It's been a while since we've been there. But, we rented a vehicle and spent a lotta time on the open ocean side. Went swimming nude once, w/ no one around. We went to Punte Sur, it was OK.

ndspinelli said...

The car we rented the first time we were in Cozumel was a VW convertible. The hard top was just sawed off and voila, a convertible.

Jim in St Louis said...

‘never figured out how to build something as rudimentary as a chariot’

What would you have had them harness a chariot to? There were no draft animals in the pre-columbian western hemisphere. Llamas? Buffalo? Reindeer?

edutcher said...

People.

I can seeing the Aztecs running chariot races with captive Tlaxcalans. winners get sacrificed first.

Methadras said...

Bitch ate that apple.

Oh and Obama.

Methadras said...

Another one, women getting the right to vote.