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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5400 on: November 30, 2022, 09:59:21 AM »

^Since when is there caramel in a KitKat?

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5401 on: November 30, 2022, 11:19:00 AM »

You're right, I was thinking of Twix.

Still, the principle applies. More chocolate > cookie filler.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5402 on: November 30, 2022, 12:57:45 PM »

The wafers are part of the experience with KitKat.  If you don't want them, why not just buy a plain chocolate bar?  Then you don't have any "cookie filler" to deal with.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5403 on: November 30, 2022, 01:56:09 PM »

I personally wouldn't mind getting a plain chocolate bar, but a bar with no wafer in it isn't a KitKat.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5404 on: November 30, 2022, 01:56:55 PM »

a bar with no wafer in it isn't a KitKat.
And a flute with no holes is not a flute, but a doughnut with no hole is a Danish.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5405 on: November 30, 2022, 02:10:22 PM »

a bar with no wafer in it isn't a KitKat.
And a flute with no holes is not a flute, but a doughnut with no hole is a Danish.

Depends on if you put the filling on top or inside. Put the filling inside and it's still a donut, jelly or Boston cream donut depending on the filling.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5406 on: December 01, 2022, 02:40:36 PM »

Bag of Flamin' Hot cheetos, with the correct cheetos, and a large semisolid ball of obscene-red powdery stuff.

Did you take a bite of the powder ball?  Did you briefly consider it?
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5407 on: December 01, 2022, 06:30:41 PM »

When a box of honey nut cheerios is missing the honey and is just normal cheerios.  This happens surprisingly often - about once every month or two, in fact!

A few weeks ago, I bit into a pure chocolate Kit-Kat with no wafer cookie bars inside.

We got a bunch of those at Halloween, with the mini Kit-Kats.  Bastards.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5408 on: December 02, 2022, 08:59:38 PM »

When you run out of postage stamps in December, so when you buy more you end up getting Christmas-themed ones. And then it takes you until March to use them all up. (I guess I could just buy more in January and keep the Christmas-themed ones for next year, but it doesn't bother me that much.)
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5409 on: December 03, 2022, 09:35:34 AM »

Bag of Flamin' Hot cheetos, with the correct cheetos, and a large semisolid ball of obscene-red powdery stuff.

Did you take a bite of the powder ball?  Did you briefly consider it?

Did second thing first, then first thing. It wasn't the nuclear death I was expecting, but definitely high-yield conventional death, to be sure.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5410 on: December 04, 2022, 07:47:25 AM »

Since I just posted in the music thread, I may as well vent this here:

I can't stand when some radio stations start playing 80% Christmas songs in November. Living near NYC my 2 favorite stations are 95.5 and 106.7, and these two unfortunately are the first to start reverting to all holiday music early. I can't complain about 95.5 because they are a Christian station, but I still like their normal songs way more than any Christmas ones.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5411 on: December 04, 2022, 08:21:36 AM »

Since I just posted in the music thread, I may as well vent this here:

I can't stand when some radio stations start playing 80% Christmas songs in November. Living near NYC my 2 favorite stations are 95.5 and 106.7, and these two unfortunately are the first to start reverting to all holiday music early. I can't complain about 95.5 because they are a Christian station, but I still like their normal songs way more than any Christmas ones.

NY area radio has apparently changed quite a bit. When I was a real little kid (born in NJ) I recall 95.5 being WPLJ and a fairly decent rock station.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5412 on: December 04, 2022, 08:23:44 AM »

Yep, now it's a Christian Rock Station. To be honest I actually like it better than much of the regular rock today.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5413 on: December 04, 2022, 11:51:34 AM »

Yep, now it's a Christian Rock Station. To be honest I actually like it better than much of the regular rock today.
I was born there, but haven't lived there since probably the late 70's. Now I'm in the land of KBPI rocking the rockies.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5414 on: December 04, 2022, 04:10:22 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5415 on: December 04, 2022, 05:55:20 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.

I believe that the credit card companies don't give them to merchants anymore, assuming that they are pretty much the norm now.

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5416 on: December 04, 2022, 06:22:42 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.
Is there much need for that to be shown these days? I've never been to a store where they haven't accepted my credit card.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5417 on: December 04, 2022, 06:32:00 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.
Is there much need for that to be shown these days? I've never been to a store where they haven't accepted my credit card.

Sure. Plenty of places don't take Amex, for example. Smith's grocery store went through a phase for a year or two where they didn't take Visa. I have a friend who every so often runs into a place that won't take his Discover card.

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5418 on: December 04, 2022, 07:11:18 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.
Is there much need for that to be shown these days? I've never been to a store where they haven't accepted my credit card.

Sure. Plenty of places don't take Amex, for example. Smith's grocery store went through a phase for a year or two where they didn't take Visa. I have a friend who every so often runs into a place that won't take his Discover card.

I'll admit the other day I was at a diner I've never been to, and looked at the door to see if it was OK to give them my AmEx. Seeing no sticker, I handed it over waiting to see if it would be rejected. No issues.

That said, it's fairly rare. I carry an AmEx and Visa, so if they say no to one, I have the other.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5419 on: December 04, 2022, 07:31:11 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.
Is there much need for that to be shown these days? I've never been to a store where they haven't accepted my credit card.

Sure. Plenty of places don't take Amex, for example. Smith's grocery store went through a phase for a year or two where they didn't take Visa. I have a friend who every so often runs into a place that won't take his Discover card.

Amex and Discover acceptance is kind of patchy, but MasterCard and Visa acceptance is basically the bare minimum, unless you're doing a cash-only store. I'm surprised a grocery store toyed with Visa non-acceptance—I've been using my bank since I was six and they only issue Visa, so it's pretty funny that a grocery store thought I'm going to scrounge up some other method of payment or switch banks for them instead of just finding another store to shop at.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5420 on: December 04, 2022, 07:54:34 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.

Is there much need for that to be shown these days? I've never been to a store where they haven't accepted my credit card.

Sure. Plenty of places don't take Amex, for example. Smith's grocery store went through a phase for a year or two where they didn't take Visa. I have a friend who every so often runs into a place that won't take his Discover card.

Amex and Discover acceptance is kind of patchy, but MasterCard and Visa acceptance is basically the bare minimum, unless you're doing a cash-only store. I'm surprised a grocery store toyed with Visa non-acceptance—I've been using my bank since I was six and they only issue Visa, so it's pretty funny that a grocery store thought I'm going to scrounge up some other method of payment or switch banks for them instead of just finding another store to shop at.
Woodman's in Wisconsin accepts only Discover for credit, but accepts Visa/MC debit cards.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5421 on: December 04, 2022, 09:00:37 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.
Is there much need for that to be shown these days? I've never been to a store where they haven't accepted my credit card.

Sure. Plenty of places don't take Amex, for example. Smith's grocery store went through a phase for a year or two where they didn't take Visa. I have a friend who every so often runs into a place that won't take his Discover card.

Amex and Discover acceptance is kind of patchy, but MasterCard and Visa acceptance is basically the bare minimum, unless you're doing a cash-only store. I'm surprised a grocery store toyed with Visa non-acceptance—I've been using my bank since I was six and they only issue Visa, so it's pretty funny that a grocery store thought I'm going to scrounge up some other method of payment or switch banks for them instead of just finding another store to shop at.

According to Smith's, Visa was charging higher processing fees than any of the other credit card companies. Their Visa ban lasted about six months and they never gave any particular reason why it was ending when it did. Obviously their sales took a hit.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/30/visa-now-accepted-all-kroger-stores-including-smiths-food-co/4097824002/

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5422 on: December 04, 2022, 11:13:13 PM »

Stores no longer having credit card stickers on there doors.
Is there much need for that to be shown these days? I've never been to a store where they haven't accepted my credit card.

Sure. Plenty of places don't take Amex, for example. Smith's grocery store went through a phase for a year or two where they didn't take Visa. I have a friend who every so often runs into a place that won't take his Discover card.

Amex and Discover acceptance is kind of patchy, but MasterCard and Visa acceptance is basically the bare minimum, unless you're doing a cash-only store. I'm surprised a grocery store toyed with Visa non-acceptance—I've been using my bank since I was six and they only issue Visa, so it's pretty funny that a grocery store thought I'm going to scrounge up some other method of payment or switch banks for them instead of just finding another store to shop at.

According to Smith's, Visa was charging higher processing fees than any of the other credit card companies. Their Visa ban lasted about six months and they never gave any particular reason why it was ending when it did. Obviously their sales took a hit.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/30/visa-now-accepted-all-kroger-stores-including-smiths-food-co/4097824002/

I seem to remember a similar situation at Sam's Club &/or Walmart a few years ago...

As far as businesses not accepting Discover,  it happened a lot up in Canada pre 9/11.  Is Discover accepted more outside of the US now?
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5423 on: December 05, 2022, 08:28:26 AM »

Aldi did not accept credit cards at all until a few years ago. They were one of the last major chain/grocery stores to start accepting them.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #5424 on: December 05, 2022, 09:47:45 AM »

WinCo still doesn't accept credit cards, which is a little annoying but understandable for an employee-owned company.
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