Located in The Break Room started by DU, Jun 27, 2012.
Karen Pendleton, one of the original Mouseketeers on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” passed away Sunday after suffering from a heart attack. She was 73 years old.
Pendleton was one of the nine children who appeared during the show’s entire original run from 1955 to 1959.
Was that a test to see if we were paying attention..?
A lesson on how consultants can make a difference in an organization.
Last week, we took some friends to a new restaurant, 'Steve's Place,' and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket.
It seemed a little strange. When the busboy brought our water and utensils, I observed that he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket.
Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets. When the waiter came back to serve our soup I inquired, 'Why the spoon?'
'Well, 'he explained, 'the restaurant's owner hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all of our processes.
After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. It represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour.
If our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.'
As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced it with his spare. 'I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now.' I was impressed.
I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter's fly.
Looking around, I saw that all of the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies. So, before he walked off, I asked the waiter, 'Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?'
"Oh, certainly!' Then he lowered his voice. 'Not everyone is so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also learned that we can save time in the restroom. By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39%.
I asked quietly, 'After you get it out, how do you put it back?'
'Well,' he whispered, 'I don't know about the others, but I use the spoon.’
Remember this man and the movie?
What a way to hit 19000 Posts...
Here are my Saturday's NFL picks..
what do you think....mostly picked the favs
@JB Lions and anyone else
That actually looks pretty good. What is that exactly, a Canadian gambling site? I know betting against the spread is tough. When the other forum had the NFL betting against the spread, the overall winner won with less than 60% right I believe. I think @johname was even in it, I think he let it slip once I remember one time he said something about my picks or something and the only way to know it was to be in the game.
It is from the Ontario lottery corporation..the same company that makes scratch cards and lotteries.
Main site is OLG.ca
Most provinces have their own version.
I started playing MLB, generally up to five games (depending on the games that night)...always splitted one game (home or visitor), win $40 on a $4.00 ticket. Did do great after mid season. Was playing with their money most of the season, if not, had one less coffee and doughnut (lol) that day! "Pushes" are "non winners/losers"
On a 12 game ticket (like above) need at least 10 winners for a winning ticket.
Not surprised that @johname into it
Not enough information and or understanding about college football to bet on it ( @iowadawg )
Going with the state favorite here:
Iowa over Penn St.
Do not bet against:
Forgot that this weekend is the Red River Shoot Out
Thus, do bet AGAINST Texas and bet FOR Oklahoma.
A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus she noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again.
The man seemed more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.
The case came up in court. The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself.
The young man replied, Well your Honor, it was like this: When the lady got on the bus, I couldn’t help but notice her condition. She sat down under a sign that said, “The Double Mint Twins are coming” and I grinned.
Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, “Logan’s Liniment will reduce the swelling”, and I had to smile. Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, “William’s Big Stick Did the Trick”, and I could hardly contain myself.
BUT, Your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that said, “Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident”, I just lost it.
Pro sports gamblers make their money in college basketball. They holiday during baseball season, post NBA (got to be crazy to bet baseball lol)
The reason is there way too many variables in college basketball, combined with a million games.
Pro sports are so well known and few games that you cant find a break in the line
And remember this one well:
Bookies can and will break arms and legs and heads if someone owes them big time.
Today, butter, the real stuff.....$1,99 per pound
Bananas....1st pound free, then 29 centers per pound....basically we just got the free....
Gas...using the gas perks card....Filled up car at $.949 per gallon....
Unknown bacon prices as we have enough on hand, no need to buy more.
Oh, 39F and tiny little white ice balls that turned to water upon hitting car or ground.
Thanks for the tip! But bookies are minor league compared to the people that I deal with..they are the biggest crime organization in Ontario...the provincial government!
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