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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2018, 01:07:38 PM »

I never really got the huge aversion to "no problem" some people seem to have. I think it's mostly in the minds of stodgy, tie-wearing fucks that don't actually do any work and don't understand that literally nobody under the age of thirty (hell, could be thirty-five or forty at this point) is going to find it objectionable.

This mindset is the same way I view literally all responses to "thank you" or "appreciate it". None of them are supposed to be taken literally. Same way that "bless you" isn't supposed to be a religious reference. These sayings have no modern meaning other than "I acknowledge you". I followed Marriott guidelines to avoid warnings but I never felt like anyone really cared, because no one ever felt like "no problem" implied "was a problem".
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2018, 01:18:59 PM »

They mean the same. "You're welcome to my assistance" vs. "my assistance is no problem".
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2018, 02:17:52 PM »

Around here, I've noticed that "Thank you" is losing ground to " 'preciate it".
Soon it will be truncated to "preesh," mark my words.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2018, 02:18:39 PM »

Same way that "bless you" isn't supposed to be a religious reference.
As a response to someone sneezing, you mean.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2018, 02:39:15 PM »

I never really got the huge aversion to "no problem" some people seem to have. I think it's mostly in the minds of stodgy, tie-wearing fucks that don't actually do any work and don't understand that literally nobody under the age of thirty (hell, could be thirty-five or forty at this point) is going to find it objectionable.

This mindset is the same way I view literally all responses to "thank you" or "appreciate it". None of them are supposed to be taken literally. Same way that "bless you" isn't supposed to be a religious reference. These sayings have no modern meaning other than "I acknowledge you". I followed Marriott guidelines to avoid warnings but I never felt like anyone really cared, because no one ever felt like "no problem" implied "was a problem".

They mean the same. "You're welcome to my assistance" vs. "my assistance is no problem".

Right, which is why I feel like any business worth their salt should make the people that wear ties actually go out and do some work every once in a while instead of just sitting in the office rotating the tires on their spreadsheets. Clintvale G. H. J. Combwater VI, Esq., Adjunct Senior Vice President of Marketing, Third Class, might learn a thing or two if he talks to a customer for thirty seconds.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2018, 02:43:12 PM »

Clintvale G. H. J. Combwater VI, Esq., Adjunct Senior Vice President of Marketing, Third Class

I think you're just making that person up.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2018, 02:45:00 PM »

Clintvale G. H. J. Combwater VI, Esq., Adjunct Senior Vice President of Marketing, Third Class

I think you're just making that person up.

Are you sure? Here's a picture of him getting on the Internet.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2018, 04:28:26 PM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2018, 04:36:26 PM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.

I'm a huge fan of Chick-fil-A, but I can't stand the "my pleasure" schtick they have.  It has become my personal goal to say something to the employee that cannot reasonably be answered with "my pleasure."  Doing so was suggested to me by a friend when the first non-college CFA in Wichita opened up.  The simplest way to go is "have a good evening."  It trips them up sometimes.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2018, 04:52:55 PM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.

I'm a huge fan of Chick-fil-A, but I can't stand the "my pleasure" schtick they have.  It has become my personal goal to say something to the employee that cannot reasonably be answered with "my pleasure."  Doing so was suggested to me by a friend when the first non-college CFA in Wichita opened up.  The simplest way to go is "have a good evening."  It trips them up sometimes.
You could go "what's the most important thing in the universe?"
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2018, 04:57:14 PM »


Chick-fil-A

You could go "what's the most important thing in the universe?"

And then casually walk away, smirking?  Or stand there expectantly while their brain spins around inside their head?
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2018, 06:32:25 PM »

Around here, I've noticed that "Thank you" is losing ground to " 'preciate it".
Soon it will be truncated to "preesh," mark my words.
https://www.waywordradio.org/preesh/
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2018, 06:42:32 PM »


Chick-fil-A

You could go "what's the most important thing in the universe?"

And then casually walk away, smirking?  Or stand there expectantly while their brain spins around inside their head?
No, just watch them go “my pleasure” and blush.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2018, 08:28:44 PM »

See I read this thread title and thought, "The pump don't work cuz the vandal stole the handle."
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2018, 11:55:03 AM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.

I'm a huge fan of Chick-fil-A, but I can't stand the "my pleasure" schtick they have.  It has become my personal goal to say something to the employee that cannot reasonably be answered with "my pleasure."  Doing so was suggested to me by a friend when the first non-college CFA in Wichita opened up.  The simplest way to go is "have a good evening."  It trips them up sometimes.

The last few times I've gotten something from Cook Out in Frankfort, they've also said "my pleasure."
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2018, 12:11:55 PM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.

I'm a huge fan of Chick-fil-A, but I can't stand the "my pleasure" schtick they have.  It has become my personal goal to say something to the employee that cannot reasonably be answered with "my pleasure."  Doing so was suggested to me by a friend when the first non-college CFA in Wichita opened up.  The simplest way to go is "have a good evening."  It trips them up sometimes.
You could go "what's the most important thing in the universe?"

Isn't that "42"?
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2018, 12:34:41 PM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.

I'm a huge fan of Chick-fil-A, but I can't stand the "my pleasure" schtick they have.  It has become my personal goal to say something to the employee that cannot reasonably be answered with "my pleasure."  Doing so was suggested to me by a friend when the first non-college CFA in Wichita opened up.  The simplest way to go is "have a good evening."  It trips them up sometimes.
You could go "what's the most important thing in the universe?"

Isn't that "42"?
No, that's "what is six times seven?"
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2018, 02:14:16 PM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.

I'm a huge fan of Chick-fil-A, but I can't stand the "my pleasure" schtick they have.  It has become my personal goal to say something to the employee that cannot reasonably be answered with "my pleasure."  Doing so was suggested to me by a friend when the first non-college CFA in Wichita opened up.  The simplest way to go is "have a good evening."  It trips them up sometimes.
You could go "what's the most important thing in the universe?"

Isn't that "42"?
No, that's "what is six times seven?"

Actually it's...

Quote from: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
What do you get when you multiply six by nine?
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2018, 02:38:09 PM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.

I'm a huge fan of Chick-fil-A, but I can't stand the "my pleasure" schtick they have.  It has become my personal goal to say something to the employee that cannot reasonably be answered with "my pleasure."  Doing so was suggested to me by a friend when the first non-college CFA in Wichita opened up.  The simplest way to go is "have a good evening."  It trips them up sometimes.
You could go "what's the most important thing in the universe?"

Isn't that "42"?
No, that's "what is six times seven?"

Actually it's...

Quote from: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
What do you get when you multiply six by nine?
At the end of Life, the Universe, and Everything, doesn't Arthur pull Scrabble tiles out of a bag that spell out "what is six times seven?" or something similar?
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2018, 02:44:33 PM »


Quote from: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
What do you get when you multiply six by nine?


↑  That's what the Scrabble tiles say.  ↑
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2018, 12:42:01 PM »

The number of people that miss the joke behind the Question makes me lose faith in humanity.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2018, 01:09:55 PM »

I don't use "my pleasure" because 1) I try not to lie and 2) it reminds me too much of the bots that run Chick-Fil-A.
At the risk of speaking favorably about anything having to do with Chick-fil-A, at least "my pleasure" probably has its origins in the Spanish con gusto, which translates to "with pleasure."

Though if you get "pleasure" from handing me a packet of Hula Sauce or whatever it's called, well, congrats on being easily pleased.

I'm a huge fan of Chick-fil-A, but I can't stand the "my pleasure" schtick they have.  It has become my personal goal to say something to the employee that cannot reasonably be answered with "my pleasure."  Doing so was suggested to me by a friend when the first non-college CFA in Wichita opened up.  The simplest way to go is "have a good evening."  It trips them up sometimes.

As a married Christian man, I just feel guilty "pleasuring" the females that work there.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2018, 01:11:20 PM »

Back to the original question...

I was in a Home2Suites by Hilton in Nashville a few weekends ago.  They have a dual movement handle - push forward for a light flush; back for a normal flush.  Or it was the other way.  I couldn't remember remember, and I was looking at it. Basically, if it doesn't flush down what's in there, try again.
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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2018, 06:23:46 AM »

The number of people that miss the joke behind the Question makes me lose faith in humanity.

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Re: What happened to the handle?
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2018, 06:41:26 AM »

So when a handle is lost, it becomes a bath?
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